Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Older Yes, Wiser? No – A Day Trip to Switzerland with British Airways
Older Yes, Wiser? No – A day trip to Switzerland with British Airways Or. You wanted a cross-Switzerland Adventure, didn’t you? You didn’t… wellllllllllllllllllll… Age is a social construct. Frequent flyer programmes, doubly so Morning coaches. Nothing changes British Airways Lounge BA772 London Heathrow to Zurich Into Zurich Experiments in...
Economy Class & Beyond
Icelandair selects Panasonic Avionics Astrova IFE
For those travelling and who love a screen in front of them, Icelandair has selected Pansonic Avionics to supply In-Flight entertainment and digital solutions for its upcoming Airbus A321LR aircraft. Icelandair Airbus A321LR – Rendering, Airbus.  Pansonic Avionics will offer its Astrova seat-end IFE solution, which will be installed throughout Icelandair’s...
From Miles to Smiles
4 ways to make fulfilling your bucket list items more meaningful
Everyone has a bucket list that outlines aspirational achievements, adventures and experiences they wish to pursue in life. Unfortunately, we often focus too heavily on crossing items off this list and fail to truly experience these moments fully. Instead we should treasure each moment as lasting memories! Stunning views of...
Economy Class & Beyond
Transavia Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo
Low-Cost Carrier Transavia Airlines  (part of Air France-KLM Group) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo.  Transavia Airlines Airbus A321neo – Image, Airbus The move comes as this fleet begins its transformation to an Airbus-based carrier.  The aircraft has been delivered to Transavia Airlines lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Airbus...
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The Gate with Brian Cohen
Complimentary Extra Seat For People of a Certain Size on Southwest Airlines
A complimentary extra seat for people of a certain size can be available aboard airplanes that are operated by Southwest Airlines — but it is not automatically assured, as the customer must first discuss his or her “seating needs” with a customer service agent of the airline. The following statement is...
Frequent Miler
IHG Chase Offer: Get 10% Back On $100+ in spend at any IHG property
There’s a new IHG Chase Offer available for people who’ve been targeted. It’s valid at properties worldwide and can be used on up to $570 in spend. The Deal Get 10% back when spending $100+ on an IHG stay with a targeted Chase Offer. $57 maximum cash back Key Terms...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
The State of Hong Kong Airlines in 2023
An overview of what to expect when flying with Hong Kong Airlines in 2023, including discussions on the airline's overall strategy. The post The State of Hong Kong Airlines in 2023 appeared first on Young Travelers of Hong Kong.
AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES: Minister slams Virgin Australia and Qantas for worst on time performance in a year
In the past few months it has been the Minister being smashed by the Opposition, Airlines and the media for her dithering and poorly explained decision to refuse additional landing rights for Qatar Airways. Looks like she is hitting back. For the first time, Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,...
Your Mileage May Vary
Family Bought $10K in Disney Vacation Gift Cards; Learned They’re No Good at Disney Parks
Going on a Disney vacation is EXPENSIVE. As in, “just getting into the park” can be well over $100 per person per day. So people look for discounts as much…
Frequent Miler
Amex adds family language to Marriott Bonvoy cards
The Amex “family language” disease continues to spread. The latest casualty is the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card. As per the new offer terms, you may not be eligible to receive the welcome offer on the Bevy if you have or have had that card or the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card....
View from the Wing
14 Empty Seats: How A Passenger’s Plea For Legroom Was Rejected By American Airlines
As a kid I loved moving to an empty center aisle row in back when flying to Australia. But now that airlines sell specific seats for more money, including extra legroom seats, the rules are more complicated. One American Airlines passenger found out that just because there are open seats,...
Points With a Crew
Activate your Chase Freedom Q1 2024 5% Bonus Categories
The 1st quarter of 2024 is coming up shortly, and we just received news of Chase Freedom Q1 2024 Bonus. To those who do not know, Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex cards get quarterly rotating bonus categories. When you use your Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Flex during these...
Your Mileage May Vary
JetBlue Offers Free Peacock Streaming for TrueBlue Members
Airlines occasionally offer special deals to passengers onboard their planes, such as extra miles for signing up for their co-branded credit card. For example, you used to be able to…
Miles To Memories
Save 10% at Select IHG Brands with Bank of America and Chase Offers
Chase, Bank of America and other banks are offering a 10% discount on select IHG brands. The post Save 10% at Select IHG Brands with Bank of America and Chase Offers appeared first on Miles to Memories.
One Mile at a Time
The Best Complimentary Airport Lounge Spa Treatments
The quality of airport lounges can vary hugely, depending on where in the world you are, who can access the lounge, etc. Airlines and lounge operators try to find all kinds of ways to differentiate their lounge experience, and one of those ways is with complimentary spa treatments for guests.
View from the Wing
Westin Invented Heavenly Hotel Sleep, Now They’re Changing The Product
Westin Hotels revolutionized the industry with its "Heavenly Bed" marketing. People genuinely bought into their claim to being better in bed. Guests chose the brand for their beds, and bought the beds and bedding for their homes. And other hotel chains were forced to up their game...
Frequent Miler
(Update: Most tickets cancelled) Business class to Europe from 13,500 miles one way!
Update 12/21/23: Well, sometimes when it seems too good to be true, it is. Flying Blue has been cancelling numerous award tickets that were purchased during this unadvertised sale. The airline is blaming the pricing on a “technical glitch.” It sounds like folks who have Flying Blue Gold status or...
Live and Let’s Fly
Family Refuses To Give Up Toddler’s Seat For Disabled Man…And They Were Justified
If you buy a seat you are entitled to keep it, even if the seat is theoretically an extra one or not necessary. A family was not in the wrong for refusing to give up their toddler’s seat to a disabled man and the flight attendant should have backed off...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Female Passenger Sexually Assaulted On United Flight After Crew Member Repeatedly Served Perpetrator Double Shots of Vodka
A 51-year-old frequent flyer is suing United Airlines after she was sexually assaulted by her seatmate on a three-and-a-half-hour flight from Orlando to Denver last October. The victim says United is partially responsible because a flight attendant repeatedly served the perpetrator double servings of vodka and orange. In a lawsuit...
Miles To Memories
Free Heineken Beer and Grocery Savings
Heineken has launched a promotion that gets you free beer and grocery savings. The post Free Heineken Beer and Grocery Savings appeared first on Miles to Memories.
View from the Wing
Is Delta Air Lines Exaggerating The Success Of Its American Express Credit Cards?
Before the pandemic the American Airlines co-brand portfolio had the largest charge volume, but American, United and Delta were all over $100 billion annually. In June Delta Air Lines made big news claiming to have broken away from the pack reporting that "approaching 1% of U.S. GDP" in charge volume on...
Live from a Lounge
HDFC Bank to change transfer ratios for 3 Conversion Partners effective January 15, 2024 [Minor Devaluation]
HDFC Bank's most premium credit card customers will see a minor devaluation of the value of their points if they like to transfer them over to partner programmes next month. Here are the details. The post HDFC Bank to change transfer ratios for 3 Conversion Partners effective January 15, 2024...
Wild About Travel
One Amazing Travel Year: Countless Stories across 23 Countries, 60 Cities
Two main themes explain my 2023 travel adventures. The first was a massively serious checking-off bucket list of places and activities including a first visit to the Isle of Man and Malta, the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, Michalenegos’ Last Supper, and multiple museums. riding several heritage railways, seeing...
Your Mileage May Vary
Petition Underway to Rename Airport Terminal for Senator Dianne Feinstein
In recent years, names of well-known establishments have changed thanks to, essentially, the highest bidder. Case in point, the Orlando Magic’s home, Amway Center, just changed to the Kia Center…
One Mile at a Time
Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
Duringmy long journey to Abu Dhabi, I had the chance to check out several lounges at Hong Kong Airport, including both of Cathay Pacific’s first class lounges. In this installment I wanted to review Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge, and then in a separate installment I’ll review Cathay...
Frequent Miler
Wyndham Rewards Promo: Earn 7,500 bonus points with one stay before 12/31 (targeted?)
Wyndham Rewards has launched a new promotion that runs through the end of the year and awards members 7,500 on their next stay (must checkout no later than 1/1/24). Nick received an e-mail about this offer yesterday and the terms seem to indicate that you must receive an invitation in...
Miles To Memories
DOT Looking at Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) want to look into frequent flyer programs for potential deceptive or unfair practices, as reported by Reuters. The post DOT Looking at Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs appeared first on Miles to Memories.
One Mile at a Time
Amazing: Chase Freedom Unlimited Double Rewards Bonus
Link: Apply now for the Chase Freedom Unlimited
{Tech} for Travel
Mobile Pixels Duex Plus Review: A Must-Have Travel Companion for Remote Workers
Mobile Pixels Duex Plus Review: Revolutionizing on-the-go productivity and a leap forward for mobile work efficiency, the Duex Plus is a road warrior's dream. The post Mobile Pixels Duex Plus Review: A Must-Have Travel Companion for Remote Workers appeared first on {Tech} for Travel.
Economy Class & Beyond
Iberia pans to return to Tokyo for Winter 2024
We might be in the depths of the winter timetable, but Iberia is planning its own winter 2024 timetable, with the airline planning to return to Tokyo. Iberia Airbus A350-900 – Image, Economy Class and Beyond  The airline will add a three-times-a-week service between Madrid and Tokyo Narita, based on the...
Economy Class & Beyond
easyJet inks 157 aircraft deal with Airbus
It seems the orders continue to flow, with easyJet confirming a firm order with Airbus for a lot of A320 family aircraft. The order confirms a firm order for 157 additional A320neo Family aircraft following shareholder approval. It also adds another 100 purchase rights. The firm order comprises 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft and also...
Economy Class & Beyond
Lufthansa Group goes shopping for narrow body aircraft… and buys some very different aircraft
It seems that Lufthansa Group is thinking about the future, as the airline has been shopping for aircraft, with a return to Boeing single-aisle aircraft. In summary, they have ordered The purchase of 40 Airbus A220-300s and 20 purchasing options (60 aircraft in total) The purchase of 40 Boeing 737-8...
{Tech} for Travel
American Airlines High-Speed Wi-Fi Expands Reach with 500 Regional Aircraft Set for Upgrade
As someone who cherishes every moment of connectivity, whether on the ground or at 34,000ft, the announcement that American Airlines High-Speed Wi-Fi is to be rolled out across nearly 500 regional aircraft is good news for productivity on the go. The post American Airlines High-Speed Wi-Fi Expands Reach with 500 Regional...
Economy Class & Beyond
Singapore Airlines to fly to London Gatwick
Singapore Airlines is adding to its London operational portfolio, with plans to operate flights to London Gatwick Airport. Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 at Changi Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond The airline will add a five-times-a-week service, based on the following timetable: SQ310 DEPART SIN 23:55 ARRIVE LGW 06:25+1...
Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER at Chicago O’Hare International
It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art. This week, we have a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER at Chicago O’Hare Terinmal 5, as it is loaded and prepared for the long trip back to Istanbul Airport.  Turkish Airlines operates a fleet of 35 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline also operates the...
Economy Class & Beyond
Azul signs for an additional four Airbus A330-900neo
Azul Linhas Aéreas is increasing its long-haul fleet, with the airline disclosing it has ordered a further four Airbus A330-900neo aircraft  The firm order for the four additional A330-900s follows from a purchase agreement signed in June 2023. The airline will expand its fleet and international route offering with these...