Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class – 4

Review: Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class

My fourth transatlantic crossing of the week would be on Brussels Airlines, as I'd fly them from London to New York via Brussels. The motivation for this was to fly Brussels Airlines' new A330-300 business class, which is consistently being offered on…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Brussels
Delta Business Class A350 – 32

Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer

There's a letter making the rounds that Delta customer care allegedly sent to a frequent flyer. And the way it's written is kind of surprising. Here's the letter, in its entirety: Mr. Litt, This letter is being issued to express our concerns regarding…

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Filed Under: Delta
Waldorf Astoria Maldives

6 Great Opportunities To Buy Points

We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirational redemptions. At the moment we're seeing several loyalty programs offering great deals…

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Filed Under: Great Deals
Emirates A350

Emirates Orders A350-900, Backtracks On A330-900neo

The Dubai Airshow is going on at the moment, and for the most part we haven't seen too many exciting aircraft orders, even though these are otherwise quite common at the shows. There's one major exception -- Emirates has just placed a huge order, which…

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Filed Under: Emirates
Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 – 5

Singapore Airlines’ Next A350-900ULR Route?

Singapore Airlines currently operates the world's longest range plane, the A350-900ULR (with the "ULR" standing for "ultra long range"). Currently they exclusively fly these planes from Singapore to Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco. You can read…

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Filed Under: Singapore
W Hotel Aspen – 21

Marriott Bonvoy Sending Out Status Downgrade Emails

With the end of the year just over a month away, I know a lot of people are trying to finalize their elite status strategy for 2019. Does it make sense to do a last minute mileage or mattress run to earn status, or what? Marriott Bonvoy is sending out…

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Filed Under: Marriott
Reception (artist Impression)

Now Open: Qantas First Class Lounge Singapore

It looks like what's potentially one of the best new oneworld lounges is now open. About a year ago we learned that Qantas planned on opening a first class lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. Qantas has had serious crowding issues with their Singapore…

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Filed Under: Qantas
Cathay Pacific 777

How Many Cathay Pacific 777s Have Wifi?

Obviously there are bigger issues going on at Cathay Pacific right now than the progress of their wifi installation. However, I wrote a post a while back about their progress installing wifi on their 777s, and wanted to update that post, since several…

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Filed Under: Cathay Pacific, Travel Technology
Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class – 28

The Brussels Airlines & Eurowings Identity Crisis

On Friday I flew from London to Brussels to New York on Brussels Airlines... or so I thought. While I'll have a full review of these flights shortly, I wanted to first talk about something I found to be strange. I flew from London to Brussels on an A320,…

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Filed Under: Brussels, Other Airlines
Snl Airline Pilots

Saturday Night Live’s “Airline Pilots” Skit

Saturday Night Live has airline-themed skits with some frequency, and they had their latest such skit yesterday. On last night's SNL there was a skit called "Airline Pilots," starring Harry Styles and Mikey Day. The nearly five minute skit is about two…

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Filed Under: Humor, Videos
Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow – 4

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a 6:50AM Brussels Airlines flight from London Heathrow Terminal 2, so I got to the terminal at around 4:45AM. Terminal 2 is used primarily by Star Alliance airlines, though I've reviewed all the Star Alliance lounge options, including the lounges…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
Avianca 787

Transfer Citi Points To LifeMiles With 25% Bonus

Citi ThankYou has just announced their latest transfer bonus. Through December 11, 2019, the US Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer points to Avianca LifeMiles. The transfer ratio is usually 1,000:1,000, so during the promotion…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Citi
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow – 14

Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my arriving and departing flights were out of Terminal 2, so this presented a great opportunity…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotel Reviews
United Polaris 767 – 8

Review: United 767 Polaris Business Class

I spent the night at the Marriott Newark Airport (which I've reviewed before, so I won't be reviewing it this time around), and early the next morning I headed to Newark Airport bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (or something like that) for my daytime United…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Trip Reports
La Compagnie Business Class A321neo – 3

Review: La Compagnie A321neo Business Class

And the award for the most improved airline goes to... La Compagnie is an all business class airline that began flying between Paris and Newark in the summer of 2014. I flew the airline shortly after they launched, and had a "meh" experience. However,…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, La Compagnie
St Regis Maldives Suite

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points For 30% Off

There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points, which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points,…

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Filed Under: Marriott
La Compagnie Business Class A321neo – 61

Weekly Review: November 16, 2019

This has been a heck of a week of travel for me, as I crossed the Atlantic four times, experiencing four new business class products. I'm continuing to roll out that trip report at a quick pace, and was so surprised (in different ways) by my four experiences.…

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Filed Under: Weekly Review
Salon Icare Paris Orly Airport – 11

Review: Icare Lounge Paris Orly Airport

I got to Paris Orly Airport at around 12PM, plenty early for my 2:30PM La Compagnie flight to Newark. I initially struggled to find La Compagnie's check-in counter. Orly Airport has four check-in "sections" (I don't think they're actually necessarily…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 – 7

New Singapore KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes Awards

Singapore Airlines has just rolled out their latest monthly promo, which can be a great deal for anyone looking to redeem miles on Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program offers monthly "Spontaneous Escapes" deals, where they constantly…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore