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Amenity Kit Review: Delta Air Lines BusinessElite – Tumi

Delta Air Lines introduced its newest BusinessElite amenity kit in late February 2013, and the fine folks at Delta just recently sent me a couple for my collection – a very nice gesture I will pay forward by giving away the second one here on the blog. That giveaway will come later this month, so…

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Last Day to Register for JetBlue’s TrueBlue Mosaic Challenge is Tomorrow

August 31 is the last day to request enrollment in JetBlue’s TrueBlue Mosaic Challenge, where (once approved) TrueBlue members will have 90 days to earn 3,750 base flight points to lock in Mosaic status. The program is open to frequent fliers holding elite status with Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways. To…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines DC-9-30

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow blogger over at Points, Miles and Martinis playfully taunted me suggesting that my Vintage Airline Seat Maps aren’t all that “vintage.” I can’t disagree since many of the aircraft I post are still flying today. But it’s still fun to look back and see how seating arrangements have…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 22, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines will arm flight attendants with Nokia Luminas to “improve the customer experience.” FAs will be able to process onboard credit card purchases in real-time, including on the spot upgrades to Economy Comfort. American Airlines and US Airways got another kick in…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 21, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines is planning new Seattle service to Seoul and Hong Kong beginning in June 2014. The new Hong Kong flight will bring back a U.S. gateway, as Delta currently only flies to Hong Kong from Tokyo after previously ending Detroit-Hong Kong service.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 19, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: After Friday’s edition of Notable News went out, L.A. Airspace reported that Delta Air Lines will begin chauffeur-driven apron service for its VIPs at LAX airport, a similar perk offered by the airline at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta (ATL). Spirit Airlines will begin new seasonal…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 14, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines offer(ed) a fast-track to elite status earlier today, where non-elites could register and fly a minimal amount of miles to earn status through February 2015. The link appears to be down as of this posting (too many blog posts about it?), but I…

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Bugger Off DOJ, Allow the American Airlines-US Airways Merger

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, the U.S. Department of Justice, several states and the District of Columbia have filed litigation to stop the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Almost no one saw this coming so late in the process, especially since other major airlines have successfully merged recently, including Delta-Northwest, United-Continental and Southwest-AirTran.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 13, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Catching the majority of industry followers off-guard (myself included), the U.S. Department of Justice and several states are suing to block the American-US Airways merger. The DOJ claims higher airfares and fees would result if the merger goes through. American and US Airways, of course,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 12, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: A new United Club at the San Diego airport opens tomorrow, coinciding with United’s move to Terminal 2 West, which includes a new ticketing lobby, baggage claim area, and improved dining and shopping. Check out the size of the globe logo on the club’s entry…

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