Iberia Airlines’ New Business Plus Cabin

Iberia Business Plus Seat

Iberia Airlines recently debuted a redesigned Business Class on their new Airbus A330 aircraft. Known as Business Plus, the rehabbed cabins offer more amenities on long haul flights to Spain. Rollout of Business Plus has been staggered since its introduction in Spring 2013. On a recent trip to Madrid, I had the opportunity to experience […]

How to Get Upgraded to First Class

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Everyone always asks me how they can get upgraded into business or first class. If I had the fool-proof answer, I would be rich—really rich. Unfortunately, since the airlines have cut capacity and taken away much of their agents’ control, times have changed. No longer can you just flash a business card or sweet-talk your […]

Travel News: Week of August 14, 2013

Photo credit: Mike Theiler/Reuters

Top Travel News DOJ files lawsuit to block US-AA merger American Tourist Damages Ancient Italian Statue, Embarrasses Us All Twitter-themed beach hotel opens in Mallorca, Spain The Airlines’ Battle for Los Angeles Famed ‘Love Boat’ makes final voyage to scrapyard Boeing sued over deadly Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport Alaska Air Promises […]

Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia

My seatmate

The moment you step on one of Virgin Australia’s 777-300 planes all the anxiety about a 14-hour flight goes away. The flight attendants are so nice and their product is amazing – especially in business class. Here’s my play-by-play of last night’s flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. Trip: LAX-SYD Airline: Virgin Australia Aircraft: 777-300 Scheduled […]

British Airways Launches $2012 Business Class Fare to London

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British Airways announced today a limited time $2012 business class roundtrip fare to London, to give people the chance to travel to Europe in style this summer. The sale starts on Wednesday, June 27 and runs until July 3, 2012 and includes all taxes, fees and charges. With travel between July 16 and September 2, 2012 […]

New York to Paris in Air France’s Business Class

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Bonjour from Paris! I just arrived in Paris on Air France Flight 17, which departs New York’s JFK at 6:20pm and normally arrives at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) at 7:30am – but we arrived 17 minutes early! Flight time was 7 hours and 40 minutes and the flight was easy and smooth. Here’s […]

NY to India on Qatar Airways Business Class

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Yesterday, I flew from New York to Mumbai via Doha on Qatar Airways. It was my first time flying on Qatar and I hope it’s not my last.

Thai Airways

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What a crazy week. It was as if the story line had come straight from Hollywood. It began with a fairy tale wedding and ended with the villain being taken out. Okay, in Hollywood the events would have been reversed (who doesn’t like a happy ending?) but you get the point. Mark Twain said it […]