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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 7, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Virgin America recorded its first ever Q2 profit, netting $8.8 million. The airline’s CEO cited success in Newark as a primary driver, though cautioned long-term sustainability at EWR needs to be studied after the peak and profitable summer season. Is it too little too late…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 5, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: JetBlue officially announced its new premium transcontinental product, a video of which made the rounds over the weekend. The airline will operate a sub-fleet of 11 Airbus A321s sporting the luxe product on JFK-LAX/SFO routes beginning Q2 2014. And I was wrong in my original…

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Australia Trip Report: United, Virgin Australia, Hilton and Radisson Blu

At this time last year, I was in Australia for a couple of weeks and reviewed each portion of my trip here on Frequently Flying (or CNBC’s Road Warrior), including my United Airlines LAX-Sydney flight, a sponsored trip on Virgin Australia between Sydney and Perth, two Hiltons, and the Radisson Blu Sydney. Here’s a recap…

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Hilton Launches Third Quarter 2013 ‘Triple Your Trip’ Promotion

Hilton HHonors (finally) released their third quarter 2013 promotion. It’s not super exciting, but it will allow you to accrue additional points for stays any day of the week. Click here to register for your July 9 – September 30, 2013 stays. You’ll earn triple points on weekend nights (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) and double…

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Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport, Deluxe Plus Queen Room

This past January I took a mileage run on United to Tokyo and stayed at the Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport for one night. The online rate I booked was shockingly low at only 8,000 yen (about $85) for a fully cancelable standard Hilton Queen room. The non-refundable advance purchase rate was only 1,000 yen less,…

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Hilton HHonors Reveals Second Quarter 2013 Bonus Point Promotion

In case you haven’t already read about it, Hilton HHonors has unveiled its second quarter 2013 bonus point promotion. The “Daily Grand” promotion runs from April 1 to June 30, 2013 and provides 1,000 bonus points for every weeknight of a stay, and 2,000 points for every weekend night. A weekend night is defined as…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 19, 2013

Hilton has upset a lot of loyal HHonors members today (self included) with their announcement of 2013 Hilton HHonors Program Changes. They’re increasing hotel categories from eight to ten, adding seasonal pricing (read: higher redemption rates) and trying to soften the blow by adding a 5th Night Free for elites staying 5-nights or more. I’m…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 12, 2013

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. ANA won based on its exceptional financial performance, fiscal management, customer service and technology leadership. Silver Airways (based in Florida and one I’ve never heard of) won Regional Airline of the Year. Virgin America will launch new service to Austin…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 5, 2013

American Airlines has a new sweepstakes offering a slew of prizes, including first class tickets for two, Admirals Club memberships, tablets, headphones and more. Daily drawings for 1,000 AAdvantage miles are also a part of the promo. Boeing has asked the FAA to resume 787 test flights to aid in finding a cause of the…

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Hotel Review: Hilton Boston Logan International Airport

The unadvertised promotional United Global First fare to Tokyo I flew on last week had limited domestic origins, Boston being one of them. And since I’m getting “old” and can no longer handle nonstop flying over several days, I flew into Boston the day before my BOS-SFO-NRT segments and booked into the Hilton attached to…

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