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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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US Government Fines LATAM Airlines $22 Million For Bribes

The United States Justice Department said that Latin America’s largest air carrier had entered a “fictitious $1.15 million consulting agreement with an advisor to the Secretary of Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation.” The US government indicated that consulting services were never provided, and the money was simply passed along to officials in order to help end a labor…

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Qatar to Acquire 10% of LATAM Shares, 49% of Meridiana Shares

Wow, two announcements from Qatar within two days of each other at the Farnborough Air Show. On Tuesday Qatar announced their plans to purchase up to 10% of LATAM shares, while today they shared news of a 49% purchase of Italy’s Meridiana. LATAM PR: LATAM Airlines Group S.A., Latin America’s leading airline group, and world-class airline…

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An Interesting Perk – Free Bus Service to the Airport – Where’s the Chopper?

Here’s one of the more interesting perks, LAN is offering free bus transportation between Newark Penn Station / Union City / Paterson Station and JFK Airport to all passengers traveling to Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Of course, other foreign airlines offer a free airport transportation perk via black car, though that’s usually limited to…

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Long-Haul Awards with British Airways Avios Points …are there any good options?

In response to my post last week, Why the British Airways Card Offer Still Makes Sense,  I’ve received several emails asking for recommendations on uses of Avios points for long-haul flights, unfortunately there aren’t many of value!  Again, I’d take a look back at that post for short and medium haul options that present a…

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