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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 9, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta’s Medallion Qualifying Dollar (MQD) tracking tool is now live and appears on the “My SkyMiles” summary and account activity pages. The revenue requirement addition to achieve each elite tier goes into effect January 1. United Airlines announced new daily nonstop service from Chicago…

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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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Lufthansa Adds Online Tool to Determine First Class Cabin Type

There is a huge difference between the “new” and “old” first class cabins on Lufthansa’s international aircraft. From the seats to the in-flight entertainment system, your traveling experience could vary sharply depending on the configuration your flight offers. And now Lufthansa has an online tool to help determine which First Class Product you’ll enjoy. If…

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Air Traffic Controller Responds to Airliner Engine Explosion With ‘Lovely’

A Thomas Cook Airbus A330 departing yesterday from Manchester Airport in the UK experienced what most are calling a right engine compressor stall on takeoff thrust. A popular plane-spotter captured it on video, and it’s certainly worth a watch – not only for the “lovely” comment by an air traffic controller (I’ll put it in…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 21, 2013

United Airlines is pulling all Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of service until at least May 12, at which time they intend to launch Denver-Tokyo nonstop flights. A company spokesperson said other 787 flights will be held until June 5, pending successful resolution of Dreamliner issues. Southwest Airlines has expanded its live television programming to all…

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Flight Review: Virgin Australia Business Class Perth to Sydney

I flew to Perth on a Virgin Australia Airbus A330 sporting the old business class configuration, and I was excited to experience the new, more luxe layout on my return to Sydney. If you didn’t read my outbound review, you should know that Qantas and Virgin Australia have really upped their game on this premium…

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Amenity Kit Review: Virgin Australia Business Class – Men’s Version 2012

An amenity kit on a domestic flight? Yep… Virgin Australia offers amenity kits to business class passengers flying its premium A330s on transcontinental runs from both Melbourne and Sydney to Perth. Here’s a review of the men’s version for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of each category and the 7-point…

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Flight Review: Virgin Australia Business Class Sydney to Perth

As many of you know, I was in Australia for a couple of weeks last month and I gave you a sneak peek of my transcontinental Virgin Australia experience. Here, now, is a full review of my premium coast-to-coast flight from Sydney to Perth. In full disclosure, I flew compliments of Virgin Australia. The route…

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Incredible experience on Virgin Australia: Sneak Peek

I’m still in Australia on vacation through next week, so I apologize in advance for the light blog posts. That said, I have to provide a teaser of forthcoming posts about my experiences flying Virgin Australia. Full reviews of flying business class with them Sydney-Perth-Sydney (and their airport lounges) will be forthcoming here on FrequentlyFlying,…

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Cathay Pacific’s comfy looking Premium Economy cabin

In case you haven’t seen the latest video Cathay Pacific added to their YouTube channel, here it is. Cathay Pacific’s Alex McGowan takes you on a tour of the new Premium Economy cabin on what I think is an Airbus A330 given the 2-3-2 configuration (and overhead bin style). The PE seat maps on their…

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