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SkyTeam Lounge Opens At New Istanbul Airport

This week SkyTeam has opened their seventh branded lounge in the world, at the new Istanbul Airport. The SkyTeam Lounge Istanbul will be used by seven SkyTeam airlines -- Aeroflot, Air France, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, and TAROM.…

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Skyteam Lounge London Heathrow – 10
What’s The Deal With Delta’s Partner Lounge Access?

Okay, deep breaths, Delta flyers. Between the frantic two-day Delta One award sale to Europe, the changes to Sky Club policies, and the new monthly SkyMiles statement email (which totally doesn't merit a blog post but is kind of fun, I guess?), we've…

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Filed Under: Delta, SkyTeam
China Southern Business Class A320 – 3
Official: China Southern Leaving SkyTeam

There have been rumors of China Southern leaving SkyTeam and joining oneworld for years. In ways this is logical, as oneworld doesn’t have an airline based in mainland China, while China Southern has second-rate status in SkyTeam, given Delta’s close…

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Filed Under: China Southern, SkyTeam
Finnair A350 Nordic Business Class 12
Excellent Business Class Fares Between Switzerland And U.S. With SkyTeam And Oneworld

As much as I love redeeming miles for premium fares, its been fantastic to see how affordable some revenue fares in business class have become in the last few years, as well as how improved so many premium products flying trans Atlantic have become.…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, oneworld
Borneo Destination Shot
My (Mis)Adventure With A China Eastern Award: A Cautionary Tale

As a frequent business traveler who is a glutton for punishment values domestic experience and on-time performance over award redemptions, I have a pretty significant cache of miles with Delta. So, when the topic of our annual December vacation came…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
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A Sneak Peek At Salt Lake’s New Airport

As a Californian and a loyal Delta Medallion, I'm currently gritting my teeth through a reconstruction of Delta's terminals 2 and 3 that leaves travelers on the short end of the stick until at least 2023. In the meantime, the New York Times has an interesting…

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Filed Under: Delta, SkyTeam
Xiamen Air 787 9 Business Class Cabin
We Booked A China Trip On Xiamen Air!

A few weeks ago Ben posted about Xiamen Air's really good business class fares later this year to a bunch of cities in China from LAX. The fares are still available starting in September (around $1,850 round trip), but with somewhat more limited dates.…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines, SkyTeam
Ritz Carlton Sanya China
Where In China Should We Go For A Long Weekend?

Ben mentioned the nice fares on Xiamen Airlines from LAX to many cities in China for about $1,850 round trip in business class, available this September to December. I was thinking it'd make for a fun trip. Now, getting Ben to commit to planning a trip…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Other Airlines
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GREAT DEAL: $2,100 Business Class Airfares To Africa On SkyTeam!

It's been a while since we've seen some business class fare sales on SkyTeam carriers, but there are a few notable deals going on now that are worth jumping on quickly, particularly if you're eyeing a trip to East Africa -- perhaps to try out the new…

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Filed Under: Delta, Great Deals
Saudia 777
SkyTeam Makes It Easier To Request Missing Miles

There are three major global alliances -- Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and oneworld. In general I'd say that Star Alliance has the best collection of airlines, while oneworld has the most valuable reciprocal elite perks. Meanwhile SkyTeam is sort of just…

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Delta Nrt Routes
Delta Reducing Service To Tokyo Narita — Check Your Reservations

In the midst of their operational adventures last week, Delta quietly announced a reduction in service to Tokyo Narita airport. This comes on the heels of improved access to Tokyo Haneda for the U.S. carriers, so isn't incredibly surprising. Three routes…

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Delta Dl Plane Lax
Flying Delta Today? Here’s What The Outage Means For You

Delta flights were grounded this morning after a computer outage brought the airline systems to a halt. Flights are resuming, but given that Delta was only able to operate ~800 of their 6,000 scheduled flights this morning, things are a bit messy. A…

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Filed Under: Advice, Delta
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Review: Aeromexico 787 Business Class Tijuana to Mexico City

As the Aeromexico lounge was so depressing, we decided to head to the gate early. Which was a good decision, because holy cow the gate area was a cluster. Let's zoom in on the Sky Priority queue... Before we get into details, keep in mind that this was…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, SkyTeam
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Review: Aeromexico Salon Premier Tijuana

The Aeromexico Salon Premier Tijuana is quite possibly the worst lounge ever to be reviewed on One Mile at a Time. Now, there’s some tough competition for this title, but I’m feeling pretty confident. The Priority Pass lounge in Catania, Sicily is pretty…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, SkyTeam
Aeromexico 787 Business Class – 6
Review: Aeromexico 787 Business Class Mexico City to Los Angeles

I wasn't able to get good pictures of the business class cabin on the last flight, partly because it was a nighttime flight, and partly because all business class passengers seemed to board at once, due to delayed boarding. So on this sector I was the…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, SkyTeam
Aeromexico Lounge Mexico City – 16
Review: Aeromexico Lounge Mexico City Airport

I deplaned at around 5:40AM, leaving me a bit over four hours before my connection to Los Angeles. I proceeded down the arrivals hall, following the signage towards connecting flights. On my flight from Madrid, the crew explained I'd have to clear immigration…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, Other Airlines
Aeromexico Business Class 787 – 3
Review: Aeromexico 787 Business Class Madrid To Mexico City

I boarded through door L2, where I was greeted by one of the business class flight attendants and pointed to the far aisle and left, where my seat was located. Aeromexico's 787 business class has B/E Aerospace Diamond seats, which are the same you'll…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, Other Airlines
Saudia 787 Business Class
This Saudia First Class Fare Is Tempting Me…

"Saudia first class" and "tempting" are probably phrases which don't typically go in the same sentence. As you guys know, I'm trying to review as many new airline products as possible, even ones which might not be so great. This year I've done a good…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Other Airlines
Avianca 787 Business Class – 8
Introduction: The Long Way To Spain

At the beginning of the year I vowed to review as many new business class products as possible, and in particular named 16 airlines I was eying. I've been doing everything I can to review as many of these airlines as possible, and as I've gone through…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, AviancaTaca
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Review: Air Europa Club Business 737 Amsterdam to Madrid

Our flight to Madrid from Amsterdam was delayed by nearly two hours due to industrial strikes in France, which seem to be about as reliable a source of delay in Europe as snow is to O'Hare or fog is to SFO. At the end of the jetway just before the boarding…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines, SkyTeam
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To Madrid And Back On SkyTeam: Introduction

As you may recall, back in early September Ben posted about some amazing business class fares between select West Coast cities and Europe. SkyTeam was targeting oneworld hubs, and vice versa. I leapt at the opportunity to buy a round-trip business class…

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Filed Under: Air France, Delta
Delta
Delta & Aeromexico File For Joint Venture

While the impact won't be immediate for customers, Delta and Aeromexico have filed an application with the US Department of Transportation requesting antitrust immunity for a new joint venture on flights between the US and Mexico. Via the Delta press…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, Delta
Garuda Executive Class
Aerolineas Argentinas And Garuda Indonesia Awards Now Bookable On Delta.com

Delta announced some positive SkyMiles changes yesterday, which isn't something we see every day. Among those changes is that Delta is adding more partner airlines to the SkyMiles award search on delta.com. While Delta's website is still far from perfect,…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta