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Cathay Pacific Partnering with Park Hyatts for In-Flight Meals…Even in Coach!

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This is truly exciting, since my favorite airline and my favorite hotel chain are coming together for this new partnership! Cathay Pacific just announced that they are partnering with chefs from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong along with five Park Hyatt properties around the world to create in-flight meals for all classes. That’s right—you will be…

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Do you Need to Have a Valid Passport In-hand to Purchase an International Air Ticket?

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The other day a client informed me that she would have to wait a few more days to complete the purchase of an international air travel reservation in connection to a trip PMM Travel Consulting was helping her plan. She did not provide an explanation. I don’t usually inquire further when a client says something like…

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Breaking: Marriott to Acquire Starwood Hotels in $12.2B Deal w/ 5,500 Combined Properties

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Well, we thought it was going to be Hyatt, IHG, or a Chinese investment firm, but in a surprise this morning, we learn that Marriott will acquire Starwood in a $12.2B deal. Their combined footprint will include 5,500 properties (1,270 Starwood / 4,300 Marriott) with 1.1M rooms in 100+ countries across 30 brands. The deal is…

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Trip Report – United 777 Business Class Review

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Recently, when United opened up some last-minute premium cabin saver level award seats, I had the opportunity to fly United’s business class on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago. Even though it was a domestic flight, the plane in use was United’s 777-200, one of their flagship long-haul international planes. Since View From the…

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