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5,000 Free Miles For Joining Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Singapore Airlines is offering 5,000 free miles to new KrisFlyer members that enroll between March 4 and March 31, 2015. The catch is that the promotion is only valid for Australian enrollments, so presumably you'll need to registerShow More Summary

Qantas Now Serving Caviar In First Class

Early last year Qantas announced a restructuring after some horrible financial results, and it seems that has worked well, as they turned a profit of ~$367 million in the second half of last year. It seems as part of their turnaround...Show More Summary

Target Redcard Shutdowns: a Hoax?

Earlier I posted about emails forwarded to me from readers who claimed to have their Target Redcard accounts shut down. There’s also a thread on Flyertalk discussing this. Frequent Miler wondered if it’s a hoax. I certainly think the...Show More Summary

Should Hotels Charge Extra For Double Occupancy?

Yesterday I was booking some hotels in Europe and the Middle East, and when I first made a reservation I made a common mistake. In the US I'm so used to just making reservations for one guest, since the cost for single and double occupancy is almost always the same. Show More Summary

How Air Force One Can Defend the President from Attack

Business Insider has a piece on the how the President’s plane can defend itself. Air Force One — technically whatever plane the President is onboard but currently a Boeing 747-200 (and eventually a new 747-8) — costs over $200,000 an hour to operate. Show More Summary

Is This The World’s Most Expensive Airline Ticket?

Earlier today I posted about how Etihad plans to launch A380 flights between Abu Dhabi and New York as of December 1, 2015. While I've flown the incredible A380 First Class Apartment, there's no arguing that the most hyped up aspect of the plane is The Residence, which is a three room suite with private butler service. Show More Summary

Airlines have already axed more than 1,000 Thursday flights

Cancellation spree continues latest run of bad weather for air travelers.        

American Express Shutting Down Target Redbird Accounts

Reader J. who asked not to be further identified forwarded this email that he received, shutting down his Redcard account. (It’s often referred to colloquially as ‘Redbird’ rather than its proper Redcard name because of its similarities...Show More Summary

Understanding The New Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Cards

As we learned last October, US Airways Dividend Miles will be merged into American AAdvantage in the second quarter of this year (between April 1 and June 30, 2015). American's co-branded credit cards are presently being issued by Citi...Show More Summary

Review: Katse Lodge in Bokong, Lesotho

12 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

There was no record of any reservation for me at Katse Lodge in Bokong, Lesotho, where I was to stay for the night. Neither I nor the two security guards — one for the lodge and one for the entrance to Katse Village — knew what to do... ...but I could not believe what did happen next... The post Review: Katse Lodge in Bokong, Lesotho appeared first on The Gate.

Have You Earned Starpoints From The New Starwood/Uber Partnership Yet?

Last week I wrote about the awesome new partnership between Starwood and Uber, whereby SPG members can earn Starpoints for Uber rides. Starwood Preferred Guest members earn one Starpoint per dollar spent with Uber, on up to $10,000 of spend per year. Show More Summary

The Strongest Case Being Made By US Airlines Against Their Gulf Rivals

An astroturf group, Americans for Fair Skies, has been set up to make the case against Gulf carriers. They’ve released a new YouTube video illustrating subsidies received by Emirates. I’m troubled by the continued use of ‘Sheikh’ in the video, at least 10 times in less than 4 minutes. Show More Summary

Breakdown: 17,400 cancellations, 52,650 delays in 2 weeks

The past two weeks have been a weather nightmare for many air travelers.        

Redeem Miles For The Worst Business Class Product To South America On Delta.com

No, unfortunately Aerolineas Argentinas awards aren't yet bookable on delta.com, as much as I'd like to fly their Club Condor Class so that I can fax from a plane, and enjoy their 12 audio channels with the most varied musical "genders."...Show More Summary

Etihad A380 New York To Abu Dhabi Flight Starts December 1, 2015

Woohoo! By now you've surely all heard about Etihad Airways' new A380, which began commercial service between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow as of December 27, 2014. I had the chance to fly on the Etihad A380 inaugural flight in a First...Show More Summary

A Hack to Combine Points Free, Fear of Flying Flight Struck By Lightning, and Misbehaving Toddler Gets Whole Family Kicked Off Flight

News and notes from around the interweb: American expects to get its single operating certificate for the US Airways merger in April, and Alaska Airlines sounds like it’s looking for a merger partner. A ‘fear of flying’ familiarization flight was struck by lightning. Show More Summary

Atlanta council: Call our airport by its proper name

Why don't people call the world's busiest airport by its full name?        

How Malaysia Flight MH17 Became a Financial Windfall for Russia.

There a fascinating piece from Aerotime explaining the consequences of avoiding flights over Eastern Ukraine. Following the MH-17 crash near Donetsk in July 2014, the Ukrainian and international aviation authorities promptly reviewed their safety recommendations and closed the airspace over Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk FIRs. Show More Summary

Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge London Heathrow Airport

So this installment is a bit out of chronological order, since we didn't use a lounge prior to our flight to New York. Instead we just checked out of the Sheraton as late as possible, and headed straight to the airport and onto the flight. That...Show More Summary

Free Wi-Fi Access to the Internet To Be Offered to All Hilton HHonors Members

Starting in August, free Wi-Fi Access to the Internet will be offered to all members of the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program. When you book your stays directly through a proprietary official Hilton channel or one of theShow More Summary

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