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Using American AAdvantage Miles on Flights To and From India

Qatar's QSuite will product direct aisle access for passengers in its fully enclosed suites

As an expat based in India for the most part of last decade, I have narrowed down on ways to effectively use miles to enjoy luxury vacations from the subcontinent without breaking the bank. Despite the fact that there is no Oneworld partner airline based in India, I am still loyal to American Airlines frequent…

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Which Credit Card Points Work Best for Etihad Flights?

Etihad Apartment Credit Card Points Rewards Free

The Etihad Apartment is the ultimate way to fly. Fully enclosed suites with sofas that turn into beds, large-screen LCD televisions and personalized, customized dining can cost in excess of $20,000 per ticket. But unlike some suites products, the Etihad Apartment is actually regularly and fairly easily attainable using reward points and frequent flyer miles,…

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How to Book Etihad (Economy, Business and First) Using Points

Etihad Apartment Credit Card Points Rewards Free

Etihad’s first class ‘Apartment’ is one of the most sought after first class experiences in the sky. Each Apartment is a fully-enclosed, private suite with a separate bed and reclining seat. Your Apartment even includes a vanity mirror and minibar! The service is impeccable and you can fresh up with an onboard shower before landing.…

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Using American AAdvantage Miles to Fly Etihad’s Apartment

One of the best – or at least the most fun – ways to spend American Airlines AAdvantage miles is for travel on the Etihad Apartment, arguably the world’s best first class experience. Using miles to book these seats isn’t exactly straightforward, but it’s not impossible either. DISCLAIMER: Flying The Apartment will make it very…

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Qatar Forms Air Italy, Aims to Be Italy’s Flagship Carrier as Etihad’s Alitalia Continues Bankruptcy

Italian carrier Meridiana is now Air Italy after a name change sparked by its new shareholder Qatar Airways. The hope is that Air Italy succeeds bankrupt Alitalia to become the new Italian flagship carrier. The carrier announced plans for the addition of 20 B737 MAX aircraft as well as five A330-200 leases from Qatar. Milan…

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Etihad Residence Lounge Access now Available in JFK and Abu Dhabi

The Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa in Abu Dhabi. Source: Etihad

A few weeks ago I wrote about Etihad’s decision to begin selling access to the Residence Lounge “VIP Room” in Melbourne airport. The room was previously reserved for passengers traveling in Etihad’s Residence on the A380, an above-First-Class cabin that features a bedroom, living room, and private bathroom with shower. Since Etihad stopped flying the A380…

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Etihad Will Sell Access to “Residence Room” in Melbourne Lounge for ~$30

VIP Room for Residence Passengers in Etihad First & Business Class Lounge Melbourne. Source: Etihad

For the past year, we have seen Gulf carriers increasing focus on monetizing their amenities ever more aggressively. Emirates and Etihad both began selling lounge access to all passengers in 2017, across their entire lounge network worldwide. Etihad even started selling pajamas, amenity kits, and champagne in Economy Class. Now, Etihad is lowering the price for…

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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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