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Top 10 Amenity Kit Reviews Plus a New Index Page

I’ve reviewed 48 amenity kits to date here on Frequently Flying and bring you the latest “top 10” list below. When I began my Amenity Kit Review series in 2010, I developed a 7-point scoring system as follows: And earlier this year, I put out a poll asking you, my faithful readers, if I should…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 24, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: An astute Flyertalk member appears to have discovered what United’s redesigned website homepage will look like. And United has hinted that something “friendly” is coming this Friday. Plus, they even sort-of confirmed it on Twitter earlier today: British Airways begins Airbus A380 service today…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 10, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: The United Club “enhancements” I wrote about previously are here. As far as booze, United today launched an expanded premium beverage menu at U.S. club locations, which consists of a wider selection of beer, wine and spirits. This page on Flyertalk has some of…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 6, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: United Airlines is planning more than $400 million in upgrades to its LAX facilities, according to a report filed with the L.A. Board of Airport Commissioners. A new United Club will be among the improvements. I certainly won’t miss this dull and aged walk…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 3, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: I certainly didn’t see this route coming. British Airways today announced new nonstop Austin-London service using Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Five-times weekly flights begin March 2014, with daily service commencing in May. In negative British Airways news, a passenger bought a promoted tweet after the…

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Forbes Lists World’s 7 Best First Class Amenity Kits

Forbes today published its list of the world’s seven best first class amenity kits, and they’ve selected some decent and not-so-decent ones. The article begins with: Whether you’re the person who gives the airline amenity kit a cursory rummage before stowing it away or a hoarder who drools over deluxe eye masks and luxury cosmetics,…

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British Airways Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 Seat Map Observations

The newest members of British Airways’ fleet are the Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A380, as the airline took delivery of its first of each aircraft on June 27 and July 4, respectively. As I’m a seat map aficionado – vintage or not – I thought I’d post them here and offer a couple of observations…

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Eau de Airline: Turkish Airlines Launches ‘TK 1933’ Fragrance

I missed this when it was announced late last month (hat tip to @airlinetrends for tweeting it earlier this week), but Turkish Airlines now has its very own scent. According to their press release: (On May 30), Turkish Airlines introduced the fragrance “TK 1933” that will be yet another tool used to take the airline’s…

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The Evolution of Airline Logos and Branding

Here’s an interesting look at the evolution of various airline logos, some going as far back nearly 90 years. My favorites are Air France (1970-2004), American Airlines (1960-2013), Monarch (2002-2009), Qantas (1984-2007), Swissair (1981-2002), and the Saul Bass United Airlines design (1974-1993). Which are your favorites? Thanks to @AirlineSector for tweeting this out yesterday, as…

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Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club – Denver International Airport

I decided to use my free American Admirals Club day pass (courtesy of their recent promotion with Klout) in Denver last month, and bring you a brief lounge review. It’s located above concourse A at the north end of the A-gates bridge from the Jeppesen Terminal near an elevator shaft. The overhead signage made it…

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