Inside: The Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

Entryway

Los Angeles International Airport finally has a respectable terminal that it can be proud of when welcoming travelers from across the globe. Beautiful shops, eateries, and numerous club lounges (mostly grouped by alliance) are part of the new offering. We recently took a tour of the beautiful Star Alliance lounge and were impressed with the […]

Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

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Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our […]

Travel Tip of the Day: LAX’s “Other” Security Line

LAX

LAX’s “Other” Security Line If there’s a long security line at LAX’s T2, scoot around the corner and take the not-so-visible elevator. Upstairs, there’s a secret way to bypass the long line: a TSA agent stationed up there checking IDs. When I discovered it myself, I said to the agent, “This sure beats waiting in […]

The Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles next to LAX to Close

The Proud Bird Restaurant

I went to The Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles next to LAX this weekend for a NYCAviation.com plane spotters event sponsored by Singapore Airlines. The Proud Bird Restaurant is located right next to one of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) approach runways, affording diners a one-of-a-kind, front-row view of airplanes coming in for a landing. But sadly, […]

Travel News: Week of October 16, 2013

Statue of Liberty

Top Travel News Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen American Express announces new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) LA airport employee arrested in dry ice blasts Alitalia rescued by financing deal United Airlines Site Glitch Results in Nearly Free Flights — Again United Airlines Launches 100th Aircraft with Satellite […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Take Advantage of Long Layovers

Singapore Flyer

Take Advantage of Long Layovers If you have more than a few hours of layover time in a city, don’t spend them milling around the airport or buying overpriced Duty Free goods. Instead, find out if there is anything close by that will let you get a flavor of the area. Some airports (like Singapore’s Changi and Amsterdam’s […]

Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013

JFK

Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

JetBlue introduces new premium class called Mint on transcontinental flights

JetBlue

JetBlue shook things up in the transcontinental premium market today by announcing the introduction of Mint, their new premium class cabin on New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) routes. Mint will feature the longest lie-flat beds in domestic business class and four private suites among the 16 Mint seats. In celebration […]