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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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Video: Lufthansa First Class trip report from Bangkok to Los Angeles via Frankfurt

I posted part one of my Lufthansa First Class experience last week, so here’s part two of my video trip report. While Lufthansa isn’t ranked quite as high as many of the Asian carriers in terms of inflight service, I had incredible crews on all of my flights and couldn’t have asked for more. Enjoy!

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Video: Lufthansa First Class trip report from Los Angeles to Bangkok via Frankfurt

Instead of posting someone else’s video from YouTube this week, I’ll post one of my own. Here is part one of my video trip report from September this year, where I flew First Class from Los Angeles to Seattle to Frankfurt to Bangkok. I’ve heard good reviews of the Lufthansa soft product, and definitely wanted…

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Travel & Leisure takes a closer look at world airports and wants your vote

The December 2010 issue of Travel + Leisure arrived yesterday and has a few interesting topics covering airports.  First is an article by Michael Gross, entitled “Ode To Airports.”  He writes about how his unfortunate late check-in for a flight at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport led he and his wife to discover some of…

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