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How To Get To Athens For (Almost) Free Using Points And Miles

Per The New York Times, Athens is enjoying high times after a long debt-crisis induced slump. The city’s status as a global cultural hub is unperturbed, and nightlife is rich. There are only a few airlines that serve Athens nonstop, so flying on a points or miles itinerary likely will require some flexibility and connections.…

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Virgin Atlantic Wins Where Other Airlines Fail — Including Supersonic Flight

Virgin American may end its partnership with Virgin Atlantic come November 13, 2016

Virgin Atlantic is my pick for world’s best airline, hands down, no close challengers. Before you start commenting about Q-Suites, reverse herringbone blah blah and showers, please let me make my case. My feelings about Virgin Atlantic are not retrospective of seat dimensions, amouse bouches, or the likes. This is an all encompassing look not…

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Review: Emirates DXB Business Class Lounge

Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority Pass Lounge and Emirates Business Class MCT-DXB Aloft Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Observation Deck…

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Emirates Sends A380 to Beirut to Promote Tourism Revival, A Few Awesome Pics from My Amazing Lebanon Trip

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Lebanon. It was absolutely fantastic – the sea, the food, the people, the nightlife..and did you know that Lebanon has the best preserved Roman architecture in the world in Baalbek? I’ll have a full multi-post trip report coming soon, but first some news regarding Emirates and the country.…

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Sad Turn: Emirates Flight Attendant Who Fell from 777 Emergency Exit Has Passed Away, Possible Suicide

An Emirates flight attendant was hospitalized in Uganda yesterday after falling out of an open emergency exit door on a Boeing 777 that was parked on the tarmac. EK729 had arrived at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda at 2pm and was scheduled to depart back to Dubai at 3:25pm. The incident happened as passengers were…

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Emirates is Launching a “New” Business Class with No Middle Seat

Emirates is retrofitting 777-200LR with the new Business Class, in a 2-2-2 configuration. Source: Emirates

Emirates might have wowed everyone with their signature First Class Shower Spa onboard the A380, or the brand-new fully-enclosed First Class Suite for the Boeing 777-300ER. Yet, the airline continues to operate one of the crappiest international Business Class product. Most world-class airlines offer fully flat bed and direct aisle access in Business Class; some, like…

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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Emirates Flights to Tunisia Suspended Indenfinitely

In a bit of strange news on this Christmas morning, the government of Tunisia has forced Emirates to suspend flights to/from Tunisia, effective today. This was first announced on December 24th, after a dispute that started on December 22nd over Tunisian women booked on EK flights being involuntarily denied boarding. The drama began Friday, with…

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