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The Wandering Aramean
XL Airways to “connect” New York City and Israel

Looking for more long-haul LCC markets? XL Airways is adding connections for the first time next summer, with JFK-Tel Aviv now in play. The post XL Airways to "connect"... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Return of the Awesome United Hertz Offer [Targeted] and How to Maximize It

United already had extended the united.com Hertz 1,500 mile booking… The post Return of the Awesome United Hertz Offer [Targeted] and How to Maximize It appeared... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Inflight connectivity remains a stumbling block in CRJ evolution

As Bombardier seeks to revitalize its CRJ product line the new Atmosphere cabin retrofit is a nice upgrade. But while the company has a solution in place for most of the... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Checking In: BLOC Hotel – Gatwick Airport

Need a quick overnight near Gatwick Airport? How about a stay in the Bloc Hotel inside the terminal. Hard to find a more convenient option, and it was surprisingly... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Emirates will introduce enhanced screening to USA in October 2017

Emirates will introduce new screening and check-in measures for US-bound passengers in October 2017. Here is the lowdown on this move. Don't worry, you won't be... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Mud Hen Water – a uniquely local experience

When in Hawaii, you should eat local food.  This means eating local products and local style-food.  And if you want to dine somewhere that takes both of these... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Qatar Airways 40% off sale + another 10% off

Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique is offering some straight 40% off deals on Economy and Business Class fares. Today is the last day. And there is a mystery code... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Irma’s toll: A friend lost

I knew that eventually the wake of Hurricane Irma would have a personal impact. The past couple weeks have mostly been waiting for the news to trickle in from the... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Farewell TAP, Dumping Ayn Rand, Sewing a Button

On my mind: this what I have been hit with… The post Farewell TAP, Dumping Ayn Rand, Sewing a Button appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai. Read More

Live from a Lounge
5000 bonus points for IHG Rewards Club stays in China

Travelling to Hong Kong, Macau or China anytime soon? Here's a nice promotion from IHG where you can earn 5000 bonus points on every stay plus free breakfast for 2... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
United says Mahalo to the 747 with Honolulu retirement flight

Want in on the final United 747 flight? Mark November 7th on your calendar and pack your swim trunks for a flight to Honolulu. The post United says Mahalo to the 747... Read More

Live from a Lounge
I’m now gunning for SPG Platinum

It is that time when the stars have aligned for me to head to Starwood Platinum. Here is how I plan to achieve it. I do look forward to hearing from you about your views... Read More

Road Warriorette
A trolley sleeve makes travel far easier

When I travel I make a habit of watching the boarding process. Sure, it’s easy to lose myself in Facebook and cat videos, but it’s also fascinating to... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Pilot shortage strikes again: Horizon/Alaska Airlines cuts coming

Anyone saying there isn't a shortage of pilots in the US commercial aviation market is horribly misinformed. Horizon Air, part of the Alaska Air Group, continues to... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Review: Emirates Business Class MCT-DXB

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar... Read More

Jeffsetter
Iao Valley State Monument Restoration Update

Last month Iao Valley State Monument was temporarily reopened during a pause in restoration work.  But an Iao Valley State Monument restoration update from the... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Hilton Honors Gold in just 4 stays

Here is your chance to go for a shortcut to earn Hilton Honors Gold status. Status earned will be valid through March 2019! Hilton Gold gets you free upgrades and... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Someone REALLY hates airplanes in Washington, DC + other cool charts about planes

Hot off the presses, it is time to review the 2017 iteration of the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority (MWAA) Annual Aircraft Noise Report. The MWAA collects... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Seeking inputs for our Bangalore Meetup!

It is time to catch up over a drink or a bite with all our friends from Bangalore. We are right now working out the details on dates and times for this meetup, and you... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Hotel promotions to maximize in September 2017

Here is a quick look at all the hotel promotions that you could make use of in September 2017. The post Hotel promotions to maximize in September 2017 appeared first on... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Emirates closes JFK lounge for renovations; pax left outside

The Emirates premium cabin experience at JFK airport takes a hit for the next few months. The lounge is closed for renovation until "early 2018" leaving travelers out in... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Limited Time 100K Offer Returns, New Delta & United Sign-Ups

Hilton and AmEx have once again increased the sign-up bonus to a record high for the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® card – 100,000 points. The former 100K... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Emirates Closing JFK Lounge, Meal Vouchers Instead of Substitute Lounge Access

Emirates is closing its New York JFK lounge for refurbishments and renovations until early 2018.  In an interesting move, the airline says that they will be... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Lufthansa: Less Indian than you think!

Lufthansa claims to be more Indian than you think across their marketing communications in India. And then, they have in many instances where their Indian customers are... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 159: Stop being such a slacker

How do you stay healthy on the road? You probably don't, and that makes you a slacker. But we've got a guest this week talking about how to be better about such things.... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Giveaway: 3 Vistara Lounge Passes

Have you walked by the Vistara Lounge in Delhi and wanted to be able to go inside before your flight. Here is your chance to go inside. Try your luck winning these... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Deal: Business Class Fares from 8 Indian Cities to Dubai @ 50% off!

FlyDubai, the boutique carrier based out of Dubai is offering a solid 50% off sale from 8 Indian cities to Dubai and beyond in Business Class. This makes for some great... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
About the Air Canada-CBC Bullshit

As a reporter you probably don't want the companies you cover to know when you think their answers are "bullshit." Certainly you avoid saying that directly to them.... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Growth, diversification key for Global Eagle’s next steps

Southwest Airlines is set to get a boost in its inflight connectivity performance as provider Global Eagle dedicates a(nother) satellite to its network. GEE is also... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Norwegian across the Atlantic: On the Dreamliner JFK-Gatwick

Norwegian continues to expand operations across the Atlantic. My recent trip on the LCC was a mix of good and bad on board. The post Norwegian across the Atlantic: On... Read More

Jeffsetter
Mastercard ID Theft Protection

If you haven’t heard of the Equifax data breach by now, you must be living under a rock.  And since the incident already has so much coverage, I won’t... Read More