JAL Starts Special Dog + Owner Flights – Take Your Best Friend on Vacation, Prevents US Mishaps – Veterinarians & Special Pet Perks Onboard

JAL might have the right idea when it comes to preventing pet mishaps like the ones we’ve seen recently in the US. The airline has started “wan wan” (that’s the Japanese word for the sound a dog makes) flights that allow passengers to take their four-legged best friends on a 3-day package vacation. Included in…

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Barclays Launches New Arrival Premier Card – The Good, Bad, & Hopes for Future Benefits & Transfer Partners

We’ve been talking about this card for some time and today the new Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard has officially gone live.  Okay, let’s start with the benefits as explained via the press release that Barclays sent out this morning: The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard annual fee is $150 and includes the…

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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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One of the Best Award Chart Sweet Spots You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

With epic weather, amazing scenery, great beaches, and endless outdoor activities, Hawaii has something for everyone. But getting there on points and miles is rarely easy. Even if you can find saver availability to get there on miles, the US-based airlines charge a steep premium, with United and American both charging 45,000 miles round-trip for…

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JAL Celebrates 1,600 New Employees by Releasing Thousands of Paper Airplanes in the Air

Today was the initiation ceremony at Haneda Airport for over 1,600 new staff at Japan Airlines. The new hires come from across the 33 different companies that make up  the Japan Airlines group. The airline’s new president, Yuji Akasaka, was also in attendance.  Akasaka, formerly the managing executive officer in charge of engineering and maintenance, was promoted…

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(Updated) Full List: The 198 IHG Hotels Where You Can’t Use The Anniversary Free Night

The InterContinental hotels in Bora Bora will now cost 70,000 points a night. Source: IHG

Update (4/6): The list previously contained 330 hotels and included some hotels that cost 40,000 points, which are redeemable with the free night certificate. IHG has since updated their list of excluded hotels and this post has been updated to reflect that. It remains uncertain why some 40,000-point hotels were included in the list IHG…

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