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Further Cuts to Emirates Chauffeur-Drive, This Time Impacting Qantas Codeshares

For the longest time, Emirates has offered (and arguably still does) one of the most generous chauffeur-drive programs, whereby they provide free chauffeur service to and from the airport for passengers confirmed in Business or First Class. With a very small number of exceptions (such as their sub-3-hour hop between Hong Kong and Bangkok), the service was…

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Trick to Hold Qantas First Class Awards for AA w/out BA Avios

As a member of the Juicy Miles team, I’ve noticed that one of the most popular destinations for award booking assistance is travel to Australia. Incidentally, Australia is one of the toughest awards to book. Simply put, you don’t get to really decide when you want to go. Rather, you look at what is available and then plan your…

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Qantas to Enforce Dress Code in Lounges

Qantas will begin enforcing a “smart casual” dress code in its lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, and Adelaide airports this April according to Yahoo! Travel. The restrictions actually aren’t new, though they were never previously enforced. Sandals, singlets (I had to google this one), clothing with offensive images/slogans, and shorts will be prohibited.…

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A Look Inside – New Qantas First Lounge @ LAX – Tom Bradley International Terminal

Last month Qantas opened its “First Lounge” at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Entry is granted to first class passengers as well as top-tier Qantas and Oneworld members. The lounge has seating for over 200 customers, a 74 seat restaurant and bar, open style kitchen, Californian Knoll furniture selected by Marc Newson, a Neil Perry…

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Trip Report – JFK British Airways Galleries Lounge

This is part one of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes my latest visit to the British Airways Galleries lounge at JFK.  British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay…

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oneworld Sweeps Awards for Best Airline Alliance

The 2013 travel award season is about to come to a close and it seems that oneworld has had a clean sweep in the “best alliance” category. The latest award comes from Premier Traveler magazine, crowning oneworld “Best Airline Alliance” in the magazine’s Best of 2013 readers’ survey. The awards are based on the results of a survey…

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Alaska’s Mobile App is Awesome for Partner Award Checks On the Go!

On Monday, Alaska Air sent out my monthly statement with a message about their app for iPhone and Android. I finally got around to downloading the iPhone app today and it’s awesome! I was most interested in the ability to check partner award availability on the go as Alaska partners with everyone…affectionally referred to as…

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Alaska Airlines Rolls Out Online Booking for Almost All Partners Incld. Emirates & Qantas. One-Ways OK!

Back in late March, one-way and multi-carrier awards became bookable online and via the phone for Alaska, American, British Airways, and Delta flights. The change allowed for one-way AA and Alaska awards for half the cost of roundtrip flights as well as combined partner and class awards on roundtrip award flights (Delta priced at half…

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The New Qantas Uniform

Qantas has unveiled their new uniforms for flight attendants, the first update since 2003. Select uniforms will be trialed this month and all employees will be outfitted beginning in 2014. Inspired by the Qantas logo, Martin Grant has created a fresh and contemporary range for our customer facing employees, the attitude is slick but relaxed…

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