Germany’s Condor Airlines is a pleasant surprise

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Condor Airlines is not a company that strikes a chord with most international travelers. But, its loyal German fan base (it’s a German company) and an expanding roster of international travelers are taking notice of this company’s growing international presence. As a partner company of parent Thomas Cook Travel, this airline focuses on selling leisure […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 29, 2014

American Airline New Logo

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members Seeking Unity, U.S. Revises Ebola Monitoring Rules Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays AA flight at LAX United to launch route from Newark to Newcastle, England The MD-11 makes its final scheduled […]

American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members

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Finally some great frequent flier news for those that don’t spend tens of thousands of dollars. American and US Airways just released their plans to combine their frequent flier programs and guess what…they aren’t following Delta’s and United’s revenue based plans (at least, not yet). Instead they’re basically keeping the old American AAdvantage program where […]

The Best Time to Book Domestic and International Airline Tickets

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My buddy Brett from CrankyFlier.com just wrote a couple of great posts tearing up The Wall Street Journal’s story “The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets” that made every media outlet in the country and then some. As Cranky points out, the author, Scott McCartney, overlooked some major data points while dissecting the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) […]

Travel Video of the Week: Air New Zealand’s “Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made”

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Air New Zealand has a history of making viral-ready safety videos (like this one), and their latest—”The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made”—is more of the same. Like others before it, it features a Hobbit theme and includes a number of the real-life people involved in the epic series, including Elijah Wood and director Peter Jackson (who is apparently […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 22, 2014

Could major US airline create an “economy minus” cabin?

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Hilton introduces new lifestyle brand Travelers From West Africa Must Now Enter US Through Only 5 Airports Bermuda tourism back in business after Gonzalo Passenger charged in air rage row over reclining seat, could be jailed for 20 years Ex-pilot wore old uniform, badge to cut security […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again

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Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again As detailed in this Skift post and this BBC News post, Lufthansa pilots are striking again—for 35 hours starting today and ending tomorrow local time at midnight. The issue at the center of the strike is “transition payment for those wanting to retire early,” and there’s no word yet on how the airline is […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 15, 2014

Heart One, the first in Southwest's new livery, sits at a hangar at Dallas Love Field

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Southwest Airlines celebrates end of Wright Amendment Virgin Atlantic cancels Little Red domestic flight service Marriott to adopt new stricter cancellation policy Detectives in Dubai are going to be wearing Google Glass so they can fight crime using facial recognition technology. Federal Officials Cast Doubt on Ebola […]