American 737 Max Business Class – 8

American Airlines’ Impressive Wifi Milestone

There aren't many areas in which I'd say American Airlines' product is industry leading. However, one area where American has done really well is with inflight wifi. Recently American has reached a new milestone for which they deserve credit. American…

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Filed Under: American, Travel Technology
Westjet Business Class 787 – 4

Review: WestJet Business Class 787 Calgary To London

I love trying new products, so I was so excited when I boarded the WestJet 787! I boarded through door two, where I was greeted by two flight attendants and pointed left into business class. WestJet has a fairly premium-light configuration on their 787.…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Other Airlines
Kimpton Suite

IHG Offering Limited Time Status Challenge

While some hotel programs are aggressive about offering status challenges (like Hilton Honors), IHG Rewards Cub is generally pretty stingy in this regard. That's surprising, since the program isn't that rewarding, and also because they make it easy to…

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Filed Under: IHG Rewards
United 777

New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spend. The number of bonus…

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Filed Under: American, Great Deals

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Saudia A330

Saudia Crew Violently Assaulted (By Colleagues?)

While details are still emerging, this situation is horrible no matter how you slice it. Tunisian media is reporting that one Saudia crew member is in critical condition and six Saudia crew members have been arrested following a violent assault in Tunis.…

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Filed Under: Saudia
American 737 800

Union Raises American Airlines Safety Concerns

“If you care about your families’ safety, do not put them on an American Airlines flight until this injunction is vacated.” American Airlines' situation with their mechanics just keeps getting messier and messier. American Airlines and their mechanics…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
A330 900 Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Orders A330-900neos

The Paris Air Show is taking place this week, and it usually results in quite a few aircraft orders. It looks like Virgin Atlantic is one of the first airlines to have a big announcement. Virgin Atlantic has today announced that they've placed an order…

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Filed Under: Virgin
British Airways Fathers Day

British Airways’ Brilliant Father’s Day Flight

Happy Father's Day to those fathers out there! Hopefully many of you were able to spend some special time with your family today. British Airways did something really awesome today that allowed some of their employees to spend time with their dads, and…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Videos
Singapore First Class Watermark

10 Best Credit Card Offers For June 2019

Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card bonuses of the month. While there are several excellent long standing credit card offers, the specifics of the best offers are constantly changing (be it the annual fee, minimum…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
Aspire Lounge Calgary – 9

Review: Aspire Lounge Calgary Airport

My layover in Calgary was about 3.5 hours, as I arrived from Denver shortly before 4PM, and my flight to London departed at 7:20PM. Calgary is a fairly small airport, so I was expecting the transit experience to be quite easy. First I followed the signage…

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Filed Under: Lounge Reviews, Other Airlines
Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Save 10% At Hilton With Chase Offers

Both American Express and Chase have awesome programs (known as Amex Offers and Chase Offers) that offer savings when making purchases with select retailers. Chase Offers is much newer, and the number of good offers from them has increased significantly…

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Filed Under: Chase, Great Deals
Hi Fly A380 1

Hi Fly A380: Still Doing A Whole Lot Of Nothing

Hi Fly is the first charter airline to have an A380, which is pretty awesome, since they’re operating flights on behalf of other airlines. Hi Fly took over this A380 from Singapore Airlines, which chose not to renew their 10 year lease on the plane.…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines

Recent Trip Reports

Emirates 777

Emirates Reconsidering Huge 777X Order

Production of the A380 ending in 2021 sure is having Emirates rethink their strategy. This could potentially be a big blow for Boeing, and also reflect the direction the airline is headed. Before we get into the news, lets recap Emirates' current fleet…

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Filed Under: Emirates
Air India 777

Air India Launching Flights To Toronto

Air India has a tendency to announce flights and not follow through on them. For example, in 2017 Air India's CEO at the time announced on his personal Facebook (as one does) that they'd launch flights to Los Angeles as of September 1, 2017, and to Dallas…

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Filed Under: Air India
American 757

Weekly Review: June 15, 2019

Hello from Florida! I'm spending the week hopping between home in Miami and my mom in Tampa. Ford and I were supposed to go to Ireland this coming week, but we've decided to cancel that trip for now and instead spend time with family. I still hope to…

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Filed Under: Weekly Review
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Labor Dispute Closes Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

There are some strange reasons that hotels might either have a delayed opening, or might be closed temporarily. For example, the St. Regis Cairo may never open because it's owned by a Qatari company. Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi, the Grand Hyatt mysteriously…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Chase Credit Cards Watermark 1

Register For Chase Freedom Q3 2019 Bonus

The Chase Freedom® Card is one of my favorite no annual fee credit cards, as it offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories, for up to $1,500 of spend per quarter. Most people use this as a cashback card, meaning the 5x points really translates…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Westjet Plus 737 – 2

Review: WestJet Plus 737 Denver To Calgary

Since I had flown in from Miami the same day and wanted to leave a buffer in Denver (given American's on-time performance) I had quite a long layover. I spent my time in the American Admirals Club getting caught up on work, and also walked around the…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Other Airlines
American Planes Ord

Judge Orders American Mechanics To Stop Delaying Flights

A few weeks ago I wrote about how American Airlines filed a lawsuit against TWU-IAM, which is the union representing their mechanics. American and their mechanics union are currently in the middle of a heated contract negotiation. Or more accurately…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
Floret Seattle

SeaTac Airport Priority Pass Restaurant Saga Continues

If you've been hoping to visit Floret by Cafe Flora through Priority Pass, you're out of luck -- the restaurant has just been removed from the network. This February Priority Pass added a restaurant at Seattle Tacoma Airport -- specifically, Floret by…

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Filed Under: Great Deals
Azerbaijan 787

Azerbaijan Airlines Cancels New York Flights

As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of seeking out routes that others may find to be a bit unusual. For example, looking at New York JFK alone, I'd say my three most "unusual" flights out of the airport have been on AZAL Azerbaijan to Baku, on Uzbekistan…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines