Travel Video of the Week: How Emirates Overhauls their A380

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You have to love timelapse videos—especially ones set in airport hangars and inside airplanes that give us insight into what takes place behind closed doors in the airline industry. Kudos to Emirates for putting together this under-two-minute video of their A380 undergoing a 3-C Check, the largest maintenance check on any aircraft. In realtime, the overhaul takes […]

JetBlue to Charge Baggage Fees and Pack More Seats In

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I’ve been telling people that if American Airlines follows Delta’s and United Airlines‘ unpopular move of changing their frequent flier program of earning miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown, that the big winner is going to be JetBlue. After all, the only thing that prevents frequent fliers like me from flying the New […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 19, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Passenger gets $1,200 bill for in-flight Wi-Fi Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots Updated MileagePlus Premier Requirements for 2016 status Alaska Airlines launching new San Diego-Hawaii route South Korea temporarily suspends Asiana flights to San Francisco United Devalues… Checked Baggage Uber […]

Travel Contests: Week of November 19, 2014

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This week’s travel contests: Win a 4-day Florida beach getaway Win $20,000 for a dream trip in Barclaycard’s Great Getaway Giveaway Win a Hawaii getaway in the Hilton Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes Win a 3-night trip for two to Cancun Win free Allegiant flights for you and a friend for an entire year (from six cities) Win a […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving Aboard British Airways

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Are you joining the tens of thousands of travelers who will be taking to the skies next week to visit friends and family for Thanksgiving? The start of the holiday season is invariably the most stressful time of year for travelers, with airports chock-a-block with passengers and suitcases and the result is usually nothing short […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 12, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: The US and China will grant visas valid for up to a decade to visitors between the two countries Canada imposing quarantine measures on travellers from #Ebola countries AA flight attendants reject contract, arbitration next Homeland Security tightens screening of foreign air travelers Air Canada staff subjected […]

LAX: Air New Zealand Will Move From T2 to TBIT on December 3

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Great news for Air New Zealand passengers as they just announced the airline will be switching terminals at LAX come December 3, 2014. I’m happy to hear the news because T2 is my least favorite terminal at Los Angeles International and TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal) is my favorite — thanks to the 1.9 billion […]

Korean Air Dreamin’ with A380 Business Class, Los Angeles–Seoul

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On my recent trip to Seoul with Korean Air, I was able to test out one of the airline’s beautiful A380 in Business Class (also called Prestige Class). It was a luxurious experience with nice flight attendants, quick service, great food, and fully flat sleeper seats that made it easy to rest. Flight vitals Flight […]