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Amazing Deal: $1,000 La Compagnie Business Class Fares Between New York & Paris

La Compagnie is the all business class transatlantic airline that started flying in mid-2014. They operate flights between Newark and Paris using Boeing 757 aircraft (though they recently placed an order for some A321neo aircraft, which...Show More Summary

Review: Asiana Business Class A321 Seoul To Chengdu

My connection at Incheon Airport was just over two hours. I headed towards transit security, which took about 15 minutes. That meant I had about 90 minutes until boarding, so rather than trying to find a lounge, I just headed straight to the gate. Show More Summary

All Cathay Pacific Planes Will Feature Wifi By 2020

Earlier this year we learned about changes that Cathay Pacific will be making to their 777s in hopes of improving profitability. Specifically, Cathay Pacific has been one of the few major airlines to still only offer nine abreast seating in economy on the 777, though will finally follow the industry trend and install 10 seats per row. Show More Summary

American Airlines & Gulf Air Partnership Ending April 30, 2018

Gulf Air used to be the Gulf's most global airline, but due to a variety of factors (including Bahrain no longer being the Middle East's global hub, and also probably having to do with the fact that James Hogan was CEO of the airline...Show More Summary

Awesome: Earn 300 Stars For Adding $20 To Your Starbucks Account

I don't remember the last time I've paid full price for Starbucks thanks to all the promotions they offer in conjunction with mobile payment services. Between November 15 and 21, 2017, you can earn 300 bonus Stars if you load $20 or more onto the Starbucks app with Chase Pay. Show More Summary

Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago O’Hare Airport

Last December United opened their first Polaris Lounge at Chicago O'Hare Airport. This is their new lounge experience for international premium cabin passengers, and is supposed to go along with their new Polaris onboard experience. Unfortunately...Show More Summary

Hyatt Is Offering Double Points Through The End Of The Year

There's finally some good news from World of Hyatt! While Hilton, IHG, Marriott, SPG, etc., have each offered multiple global points promotions this year, Hyatt hasn't been as generous. Hyatt's last global promotion was between April 1 and June 30, and that was the only major promotion they offered this year. Show More Summary

You Can Now Earn IHG Points For OpenTable Reservations

Lately we've seen travel loyalty programs partner with an ever-increasing number of companies that comprise other parts of the travel experience, ranging from Airbnb to Uber. IHG Rewards Club has just announced new partnerships with both OpenTable and Grubhub, which allow members to earn bonus points when using either service. Show More Summary

American’s New Miami Flagship Lounge Opens November 21, 2017

In late May American debuted their new premium lounges at JFK. Specifically, American opened their newly refurbished Flagship Lounge, which can be accessed by international first & business class passengers, oneworld Emerald & Sapphire...Show More Summary

Oops: I Really Ticked Off Our “Tour Guide” In Jerusalem

I'm in Israel with my parents, and we're having a really great time. I can't believe it took me so long to get here, but this truly is an incredible destination. I'll have more on our time here soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share...Show More Summary

Earn 2K Bonus Amex Points For $100 Of Spend With Staples (Targeted, Terms Apply)

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual...Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines Is Canceling Flights To Cuba

This comes as absolutely no surprise, but Alaska Airlines has announced that they'll discontinue their daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana as of January 22, 2018. Alaska Airlines launched the route on January 5, 2017, meaning that it will have operated for just over a year before it's canceled. Show More Summary

Aer Lingus Has No Plans To Join Oneworld After All

In early 2015 Aer Lingus was taken over by IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia. I've always liked Aer Lingus as an airline, so in many ways I was sad to see them taken over by one of Europe's mega-airlines. Aer Lingus was a member of the oneworld alliance until 2006, at which point they left. Show More Summary

No, The SPG Program Isn’t Ending On [Insert Date Here]

Many of us Starwood loyalists are anxious about the end date of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, given that it will almost certainly be bad news for us. When Marriott's takeover of Starwood closed in September 2016, they introduced...Show More Summary

My Experience With Security & Immigration Flying EL AL To Israel

Yesterday I shared my experience flying EL AL's new 787 from Newark to Tel Aviv, which was a pleasant surprise. One of the things I was most apprehensive about was how the security screening process would be. I wasn't worried because...Show More Summary

Delta Backtracks, Honors Business Class Mistake Fares After All

Back on November 1, Delta published some cheap business class fares for travel between Auckland, New Zealand, and Oakland, California. The fares allowed travel on Delta or Virgin Australia for the transpacific sector, and roundtrip tickets...Show More Summary

Emirates Is Eliminating First Class On Some 777s

Just a couple of days ago Emirates revealed their new 777 first class, which will be in service within the next few weeks. While the suites look incredible, the one thing I found disappointing is the speed at which Emirates is rolling out the new cabins. Show More Summary

Obnoxious Vlogger Sets Up Pop-Up Shop In Emirates A380 Shower Suite

I'm sure just about all of you have seen the video that YouTuber Casey Neistat made about his trip in Emirates first class, which was possibly the best unpaid advertisement the airline has ever received. The video has nearly 50 million views. Casey Neistat is very much an acquired taste. Show More Summary

American Is Adding Flights Between Dallas & Iceland In 2018

I didn't really see this one coming! While Icelandair and WOW Air have been adding flights to the US like crazy, up until recently Delta has been the only North American airline offering service to Iceland. That has changed recently: --...Show More Summary

The American App Now Allows Same Day Flight Changes & Standby

When it comes to their app functionality, I can't help but feel like American lags behind Delta and United. American doesn't even let you book tickets through their app (which you'd think would be a no brainer), but rather they redirect you to their website. Show More Summary

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