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Jeffsetter
More West Oahu Hotels are Coming

Late last year, the first hotel in the second city of Kapolei opened.  The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Oahu/Kapolei opened at the new Ka Makana Ali’i... Read More

Live from a Lounge
401 reasons to visit Andaz Delhi, hospitality is not one of them!

I checked into the 60-day old Andaz Delhi hotel today, only to be surprised by the low bar they set for themselves in terms of delivering service and a consistent... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Emirates Refreshes the A380 Onboard Bar

The real estate available on the Airbus A380 has enabled airlines to do something pretty different and amazing. Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to receive the... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
This is Qantas’ New “Revolutionary” Premium Economy Seat

Qantas will be taking delivery of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in October, and will be deploying it on the first ever non-stop “Kangaroo Route” between Perth... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Don’t Forget to Claim Your IHG Priceless Experiences Gift Card

Of several overlapping IHG promotions in late 2016, there was an IHG Priceless Experiences one to qualify for a Mastercard gift card based on your… The post... Read More

Road Warriorette
Can I bring wipes on a plane?

Last week I had lunch with some girlfriends. We are all in the same field, so there was a lot of shop talk. No one travels quite as much as I do but there are a few... Read More

Jeffsetter
Hawaiian Air Be Mine Sweepstakes Last Chance

Hawaiian Air kicked of a Valentine’s Day sweepstakes back on February 1.  And as February now comes to a close, it’s your Hawaiian Air Be Mine... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Get 1,000 Bonus Points from IHG Rewards Club on your Birthday

IHG Rewards Club is gifting 1,000 bonus points on your birthday all through this year. All you have to do is ensure you have your birth date updated in your account. ... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Morning Chai: Soft Asian Breads and Secret Service of the Skies

On my mind: it is expiring hotel certificate use-up season. From our Chase Fairmont credit cards we have combined 4 $25 dining or spa certificates… The post... Read More

Live from a Lounge
New Weird Rule: Your jacket travels in your cabin on Jet Airways

Weird thing in the paxex world, where an Indian airline is copying the American standard by refusing to move coats in the closet. Just a mindless act or a service... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Morning Chai: India Out of the Closet, New York’s Flop, Camp David’s Vacancy

On my mind: I got all ready for a productive day and my computer melted down. Windows 10 is a big improvement, after a fruitless… The post Morning Chai: India Out... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: My Belly’s Playlist (Renaissance Midtown Room Service)

I really try not to eat within the hotel at which I’m staying.  Usually, but not always, hotel food isn’t all that great.  Even if it is good, it... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Reducing the emphasis on points in the new Marriott Rewards program

The new Marriott Rewards program will focus more on experiences and less on points based on comments made at the Loyalty 2017 conference in London this week. The post... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Redeeming Vistara’s Free Tickets is easy!

All Vistara co-branded credit card holders get free tickets on sign-up for the card and then on milestones for spending. Here is how easy it was to redeem those ticket... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Two new paint jobs join the JetBlue fleet

JetBlue's got a couple new paint jobs now flying, a mix of flying fun and New York City. The post Two new paint jobs join the JetBlue fleet appeared first on Wandering... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
2017 Freddie Awards Voting is Now Open

Freddie Awards voting for 2017 opened a few days ago and your favorite travel programs may have already tipped you off with an early plea to vote. The... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Jet Airways is giving away A Billion Miles!

If you fly Jet Airways or are planning to fly Jet Airways over the next few weeks, you could be at the receiving end of a big bounty of miles from them. Here is all that... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Public Holidays that Are or Aren’t

Ask my wife about President’s Day and it hardly registers because the only job she has had in the US does not treat it as… The post Public Holidays that Are... Read More

Live from a Lounge
India offering Free SIM cards for Foreign Tourists on arrival

If you are travelling to India on an e-Visa anytime soon, then here is a piece of good news for you. You can also pick up a free pre-loaded SIM card on arrival and get... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Morning Chai: Costco Tasty Bonus, Why Serve Breakfast and a Strange Year at Uber

On my mind: the weather in New York reached the 60s just as Canada Goose filed for IPO. Where will the logo go if they… The post Morning Chai: Costco Tasty Bonus,... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Cashing in my soon to be worthless British Pounds

Your British Pounds may soon be worthless. And that's not even a Brexit joke. The post Cashing in my soon to be worthless British Pounds appeared first on Wandering... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Free tickets: Just one reason why I still love Jet Airways’ co-branded credit cards.

Jet Airways / JetPrivilege co-branded credit cards offer one great perk every year, a free ticket that comes religiously to your account during the month of renewal.... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Deal: Malaysia Airlines 40% off sale through February 22, 2017

Malaysia Airlines is offering 40% off on their regular fares, which means you get a great deal for your next vacation outside the country. The sale is valid this week,... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
UCTV: Disaster Response and the Asiana Plane Crash

Fascinating presentation from Drs. Clement Yeh and Rachael Callcut of San Francisco General Hospital on the medical response to the crash of Asiana Airlines... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
When Coach is an Upgrade

The prodigal blogger returns, after a seven week absence, to explain how coach is an upgrade. Yes, that is a thing. I didn’t intend to have such a long gap... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
The Limited Time 35K Increase for the Starwood Cards & Why You Should Sign-Up Now

Earlier this week, AmEx and Starwood announced their annual limited time offer sign-up bonus. Like past years, approved applicants of the SPG AmEx and SPG Business... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Watch: Jet Airways 77W intercepted by German Air Force Planes

Jet Airways' Mumbai to London flight was intercepted by German Air Force planes earlier this week. Everything was alright and the plane had a safe landing. Here is a... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Trump to Extend Obama Social Media Checks to Chinese Travelers, Reciprocity on the Way?

The tail-end of the Obama administration saw the introduction of *optional* provision of social media account information from nationals of 38 countries under the... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
The Limited Time 35K Increase for the Starwood Cards & Why You Should Sign-Up Now

Earlier this week, AmEx and Starwood announced their annual limited time offer sign-up bonus. Like past years, approved applicants of the SPG AmEx and SPG Business... Read More

Live from a Lounge
This Week At The Lounge: February 18, 2017

This week at the Lounge, we have lots of promotions and updates. Also Air India and Emirates have been making the news. Check it out! The post This Week At The Lounge:... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
I Just Got a Long World of Hyatt email that Seems to Say I Won’t Get Free Breakfast

I am a Hyatt Diamond because two Thanksgivings ago their twitter team decided to give away presents. We were en route to our Hyatt credit… The post I Just Got a... Read More