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Review: Grand Hyatt Bangkok

Must-read Earlier Installments: Singapore, Cathay, and Qantas First Class.. Some of the Best Meals of My Life, and a Tour of Hyatts in Bangkok, Singapore, and Sydney Inside the New Oneworld Lounge at LAX’s Tom Bradley International TerminalCathay...Show More Summary

Airport Cell Phone Crashing: Holiday Edition

I’m sad to be traveling for Christmas this year. I love my family and spending time with them, but I told them early on I wouldn’t be there this year, so we’ll have a makeshift Christmas when I get back. While I have a glam day of flying...Show More Summary

For Those Of You Who Are Booking The Etihad $178 Fares…

If you’re going to travel on this amazing fare to Abu Dhabi, India, Africa or Asia you may wonder whom to credit the flight miles to? The key thing to know is that this deal has been booking into E class. Knowing the fare basis of your...Show More Summary

Taking Advantage of Mistake Fares: A Question of Ethics?

10 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Christine Krzyszton was taken to task by a couple of readers who commented on her article pertaining to “mistake” airfares and tips on how to procure them posted at Frugal Travel Guy: “Great advice on how to take advantage of someone else’s mistakes. Show More Summary

Review: St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City

To expand a bit on the above, as long time readers know, for the past two years I’ve been participating in the SPG Amex Stars program, which I first wrote about in April of 2012. A vast majority of my travel is self-funded, with one of the only exceptions being stays through this program. Show More Summary

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays — From Your Favorite Airlines

Singapore Airlines Christmas Happy Holidays from Hawaiian Airlines – Christmas Luau KLM Wishing You a Magical Christmas airberlin Flying Home for Christmas Delta Airlines Seattle Santa Express (HT: World Airline News) You can join the...Show More Summary

How to Score a Hotel Upgrade, Buying and Selling Hyatt Gift Cards for Fun and Profit, and What Kimpton Members Really Think…

News and notes from around the interweb: Buying and re-selling Hyatt gift cards while earning miles on American Express business cards. If you want a hotel upgrade, aim for a one-category upgrade (HT: Alan H.) Meh. Here’s how to ask for – and get – an upgrade. Show More Summary

I Missed My Flight… By A Day… FCK!

Hope everyone's having a Merry Christmas... I'm not! I can't say I was too excited about flying Bahrain to Abu Dhabi to Colombo to Abu Dhabi tonight without more than an hour connection inbetween. I'd leave Bahrain tonight at 6PM and get into Abu Dhabi tomorrow morning at 8AM, after a lot of regional flying. Show More Summary

Emirates Discontinuing The Most Expensive Drink In The Sky

There's no doubt Emirates is one of the "frilliest" airlines out there, from their onboard bar to onboard shower. They're probably my favorite airline in the world to fly, thanks to the fact that I never get bored on them. Based on the programs they undertake, you sometimes have to wonder if money is even an object for them. Show More Summary

All Delta Pay With Miles Tickets Will Be Eligible For Mileage Accrual In 2015

Delta has a Pay With Miles redemption option, which is available exclusively for those with Delta's co-branded American Express Card. Basically the Pay With Miles option lets you redeem miles towards the cost of a revenue ticket at the rate of one cent per mile... Show More Summary

American’s 3-Cabin International Flights Sold as 2-Cabin, and Who Can Book International First Class Seats Free!

Back in April we learned the details of American’s plans for their Boeing 777-200s. American is dropping first class from these planes (international first class will remain only on their 777-300ERs). Business class goes fully flat. And there are some changes from the 777-300ER new business class seat. Show More Summary

In case you missed it ... (top aviation stories)

Here are our five most-shared Today in the Sky posts from last week.        

AMAZING FARES That Won’t Last from $178 Roundtrip to Abu Dhabi; India, Asia and Africa Deals Too!

The Flight Deal is an awesome resource. Head over to their post on this for all the details. I’ve just confirmed as of this writing that the deal is still working. You won’t find it using the ITA Matrix, but search Kayak or Google Flights, purchase on sites like Priceline. Show More Summary

The Interview: You Can Watch This Movie in Select Theaters and Via the Internet

22 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“What would the victims of the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 think about this?” is the first thought which came to my mind when I heard about the debacle concerning the controversy surrounding the decision by Sony Pictures Entertainment...Show More Summary

Should FlyerTalk Have a “Like” Button?

Since its inception in February of 2011, members of Milepoint have been using what is known as a “like” button if they liked any content which is posted; and “likes” are part of the formula which enables members to elevate in status:...Show More Summary

How Much Influence to Airlines Have Over Restaurant Choices and Other Retail in Their Terminals?

Reader Michael A. asks, I know you have an interest in decent food and that you come through LAX a lot. LAX is getting much better restaurants, and it makes me wonder: Do the airlines have a say in what restaurants come to their terminals?...Show More Summary

My Christmas Gift: I Pick Up The Cutest Flight Attendant Ever

I don't usually buy duty free items onboard, though I'm a complete sucker for airline related teddy bears. For example, a while back I picked up a Cathay Pacific pilot teddy bear, which was ridiculously adorable. However, I think Gulf Air takes the cake for the cutest airline teddy bear I've ever seen. Show More Summary

LOT Polish Adds Mistletoe To Their Planes

Here's a simple but cute idea. Through January 6, 2015, LOT Polish is hanging a mistletoe on each of their airplanes. Here's the press release: "LOT Polish Airlines has kicked off the Christmas holidays with KISSaLOT. Mistletoe twigs have been hung in each of LOT's aircraft--the highest place in the world--through Jan. Show More Summary

How to Outsmart Immigration Screening and Sneak Into Europe, Go to Jail for Changing Seats, and an easyJet Christmas

More great links from around the web: The CIA’s Guide to Dealing With Immigration Screening. More from The Economist. American ended its frequent flyer partnership with El Al November 1. And yet they’re now expanding codesharing between Europe and Tel Aviv. Show More Summary

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Travel News From 2014?

Another year will soon be in the record books, as 2014 is coming to an end — but how well do you really know what transpired throughout the past year? For example, what was the destination of a certain airplane which is still missing?...Show More Summary

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