Blog Profile / One Mile at a Time

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The Bizarre Reason There Was No Service On My TAP Portugal Flight

I’ve seen a lot of laziness from airline crews in my day, though I've never seen anything quite like what I just experienced on my TAP Portugal flight. I just flew TAP Portugal from Lisbon to Milan, which was a 2hr5min flight. As soon...Show More Summary

Is The Maldives Safe?

The Maldives is one of the most peaceful, unspoiled, and all around gorgeous places I've ever been. There's something special about so many of the resorts being on private islands, which gives you a level of privacy you don't find in...Show More Summary

British Airways May Soon Be Leasing Planes From Qatar Airways

British Airways has had a lot of issues lately, not the least of which is major labor issues with their flight attendant union. This involves British Airways' "mixed fleet" crews, which are the flight attendants they hired several years back when they were having issues with their other crews. Show More Summary

Marriott’s CEO Thinks That SPG Loyalists Are “Rabid”

Marriott's CEO, Arne Sorenson, spoke at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference recently, and he had some interesting things to say about the future of the combined hotel group. Among that, he noted that China...Show More Summary

SO COOL: I Just Flew In An Old Emirates First Class Seat On An Unmarked A340

I just finished up an Azores Airlines itinerary from Boston to Ponta Delgada to Lisbon. My inner avgeek was probably the most excited about this itinerary given that the flight from Boston to Ponta Delgada was operated by an A310, which is a rare treat on a transatlantic flight nowadays. Show More Summary

Review: London Marriott Park Lane

Yesterday I posted my review of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, a very solid property that substantially exceeds almost every Hyatt Regency standard. As I mentioned in that review, I wanted to try out two chain-standard properties...Show More Summary

7 Reasons To Get The Hyatt Card Now

I consider The Hyatt Credit Card to be one of the most valuable hotel credit cards out there. It's a card I've had for a long time, and a card I plan on holding onto for a long time. With recent news of the sign-up bonus on this card...Show More Summary

One Month Left To Figure Out A New Admirals Club Access Plan

As we first learned last July, some major changes are being made to the Citi Prestige® Card as of July 23, 2017. This is a card that I considered to be one of the most well rounded out there, thanks to the $250 annual airline credit,...Show More Summary

Amex Drops The Sign-Up Bonus On The Blue Business Plus Card

In late May, American Express introduced The Blue BusinessSM Plus Credit Card, which is the hottest new credit card that we've seen introduced in quite a while. The card offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spentShow More Summary

Here’s What American’s CEO Told Employees About Qatar Airways’ Investment Interest

Earlier we learned about Qatar Airways' interest in acquiring a stake in American. They're looking to buy somewhere between 3.5-10% of the airline, which would represent an investment of up to a couple of billion dollars. This wouldn't...Show More Summary

Norwegian Is Adding Direct Flights Between London & Buenos Aires In 2018

As far as longhaul expansion goes, I can't think of an airline that's announcing more new routes than Norwegian. Every few weeks we hear of new destinations, and this latest one is the most exciting yet. They currently serve nine U.S. Show More Summary

Qatar Airways Wants To Buy Up To A 10% Stake In American Airlines

Okay folks, we need to stop this right now. Like, we all need to write our congresspeople, Tweet the president, etc. American jobs are at risk. If this deal goes through, we won't be able to get the military where they need to go. Every single person in the US airline industry could be out of a job if this happens. Show More Summary

Court Bars EL AL From Discriminating Against Women

Last February I shared the story of an 81 year old woman who flew EL AL business class from Newark to Tel Aviv and was asked to change seats due to her gender. As was reported at the time, she was asked by a flight attendant to switch...Show More Summary

American Is Finally Dropping Their Controversial Uniform Supplier

Last September American Airlines introduced new uniforms for their 70,000+ employees, which was one of the first steps in unifying the workforces of the "former" American and US Airways. Prior to that employees of the two airlines wore...Show More Summary

A Closer Look At EL AL’s New Business Class Seat

In April this year, I attended the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg where I had a look at Recaro’s selection of seats, which included their new CL6710. This is the latest generation lie-flat from the manufacturer best known for its slim-line economy cabins. Show More Summary

Review: Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

I was recently in London for two non-consecutive nights as a bookend to a trip to Scotland, and saw this as a perfect opportunity to try two chain-standard hotels that seemed like they could be a cut above the rest. Both Ben and Tiffany...Show More Summary

CLEAR Is Expanding To LAX — Is It Worth Signing Up?

Perhaps the greatest general innovation to come to the airport security experience the past few years is TSA Pre-Check, which allows eligible travelers to have access to a special lane where they don't have to take off their shoes, or...Show More Summary

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Is Making Changes To Their Delta Partnership

Late last year I wrote about the negative changes that Virgin Atlantic Flying Club made to their program, which primarily impacted those flying Virgin Atlantic. The changes destroyed what little value the program had, perhaps with the...Show More Summary

Wow: Etihad Is Cutting Chauffeur Service For First & Business Class Passengers

There's no denying that the Gulf carriers are under an immense amount of financial pressure, and we've seen a bunch of cutbacks. Their respective governments don't have unlimited money, so these airlines are having to make changes in...Show More Summary

Alaska & Qantas Extend Reciprocal Lounge Access Benefits For Elite Members

One of my favorite things about Alaska Mileage Plan is all the unique airline partners they have, which span the alliances. Mileage Plan has among the best mileage earning rates for travel on partner airlines, so flying partners andShow More Summary

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