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Air India is making their First Class great again

Air India is getting started with a betterment of their premium cabin product. Will this make First Class great again? The post Air India is making their First Class... Read More

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Here We Go! San Marino, Sardinia, Sicily and Lampedusa

6 countries to go and the next 2 are up! A Delta $400 fare to Milan that I am using expiring Global Upgrade Certificates. Italy… The post Here We Go! San Marino,... Read More

Jeffsetter
Hawaiian Airlines is Optimizing its Long Haul Fleet

Last month Hawaiian Airlines made an announcement I totally spaced on.  According to the press release, Hawaiian Airlines is optimizing its long haul fleet.... Read More

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Air India Grounds Flight Attendants for Being Overweight

Flight attendants contribute significantly to passengers’ in-flight experience as well as safety, and it’s definitively not an easy job. They have to... Read More

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Earn Double Points with SPG on Your First 3 stays

Registrations are now for SPG's Double Take promotion where you can earn 2x points for your first 3 stays. Here are all the details you need to know about this offer... Read More

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Deal: 20% Discount on Jet Airways for Amex holders

Jet Airways and American Express are offering a fantastic deal this week, where you can get 20% off your flight price domestic or international by using your Amex Card.... Read More

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American First and Business Saver Australia Awards Available for November/December 2017!

Fresh off the awesome JAL First Class award availability to Tokyo earlier today, American has really opened up their award availability from LAX-Sydney for next... Read More

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British Airways offering Triple Avios Globally

British Airways is currently offering 3x the usual base Avios on flights travelled through this quarter. Maybe this is a good time to get up to 600% Avios per flight... Read More

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Korean Air Used Stun Guns on 5 Passengers

Late last year, an incident on an Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Seoul came to light, when flight attendants allegedly weren’t able to use the stun gun and rope... Read More

Jeffsetter
Big Apple Day 3: Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge

After a satisfying brunch at Jane, the wife and I headed out on our Big Apple Day 3 adventures.  Now, we didn’t really have any plans for this day.  We... Read More

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Japan Airlines to Launch JFK to Tokyo-Haneda Route, Doubles First Class Seats Out of New York

Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance,... Read More

Jeffsetter
New Zealand Road Trip – Last Stop: Hobbiton

Our final stop of the 2015 New Zealand Road Trip revolved around Hobbiton. Mr. J, a huge Lord of the Rings fan, needed to see Hobbiton. I enjoy the movies as well, but I... Read More

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Free Uber rides with MasterCard

Uber and MasterCard are offering a 4th ride free promotion till the end of February 2017. This could be of interest to those who hold a MasterCard and use Uber. The... Read More

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Free Uber rides with MasterCard

Uber and MasterCard are offering a 4th ride free promotion till the end of February 2017. This could be of interest to those who hold a MasterCard and use Uber. The... Read More

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HDFC Bank JetPrivilege Diners Club Card Review

JetPrivilege co-branded Diners Club Cards were launched by HDFC Bank in 2015. Here is a review of the their credit card which we personally use. The post HDFC Bank... Read More

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The Most Offensive Airline Passengers Revealed in 4th Annual Expedia Study

The fourth annual Expedia Airplane Etiquette Study was released late last week and rear seat kickers once again rank as the most offensive airline passengers.  The... Read More

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Hyatt Buys Miraval Spa & Resort for $215 Million

Hyatt has announced today that they are buying Miraval Group, including the brand and the two resorts, for $215 million. Miraval is famous for their flagship resort in... Read More

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Cathay Pacific is Launching a Major Business Strategy Overhaul

Cathay Pacific was the airline that I grew up with in Hong Kong, and a part of me will always consider Cathay as my “hometown airline,” as a piece of home.... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Starwood trims Uber partnership for 2017

Enjoy earning free Starwood Preferred Guest points for riding in Uber? Starting on February 1, 2017 those earnings will drop by as much as half. The post Starwood trims... Read More

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Starwood and Uber Partnership goes south, literally!

Starwood has announced changes to Its Uber partnership. Read about the new earning ratios that will kick in from February 1, 2017 The post Starwood and Uber Partnership... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Earn triple TrueBlue points on JetBlue’s Cuba flights

Planning a trip to Cuba before March 18, 2017? Flying on JetBlue can earn you triple TrueBlue points for that trip. The post Earn triple TrueBlue points on... Read More

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Comparing Basic Economy Between American, Delta, and United

We reported last night on rumored details about American Airlines’ Basic Economy fares, and it looks like American has made it official this morning. The... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Jane Restaurant New York

Our third day in The City was a Sunday.  So, what does one do on a Sunday morning?  Brunch of course!  Narrowing down where to go proved to be incredibly... Read More

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Uber is Slashing the Number of SPG Points You Earn For Taking Rides

Uber riders who also had a Starwood Preferred Guest account have been able to benefit from linking their accounts. Up until now, riders could earn 1 SPG point per $1... Read More

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Axis Bank Vistara Infinite Credit Card Review

Axis Bank Vistara Credit Cards were launched late last year and now have an established track record. Here is a review of the top-end version of their credit card which... Read More

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Delta Buys 5 New Heathrow Slots, Ends Flights to Taipei

Delta has agreed to purchase five additional landing and take-off slots at London’s Heathrow airport for $19 million according to Investopedia. The morning slots... Read More

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Details about American Basic Economy – No Carry-Ons, Group 9 Boarding?

Legacy US carriers are trying to compete with low cost carriers, and Delta and United have both launched “Basic Economy” product. Delta... Read More

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Lufthansa denies talks with Etihad for merger

Lufthansa is denying that it is in talks for a merger with Etihad. We present to you their version of the story of how this may play out. The post Lufthansa denies talks... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Sushi Nakazawa New York

Sushi Nakazawa was one of the most difficult reservations to get for me on this trip.  The restaurant is immensely popular, and for good reason.  Chef Daisuke... Read More

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Breaking: Etihad & Lufthansa considering Merger?

It is reported that Etihad and Lufthansa are considering a merger. That would make a global airline with 97 million passengers per annum. Here is what we know so far.... Read More

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Air India to launch a new flight to Copenhagen on a 787

Air India was one of the first customers of the Boeing 787, and they are moving into some interesting markets with the 787. Copenhagen will join Madrid, London-Newark... Read More