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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 19-20, 2013

While I’m traveling, here’s a briefer than normal sampling of industry news that caught my attention during the past two days: United Airlines rolled out a revived “Fly the Friendly Skies” multimedia ad campaign on Friday. It tugs at nostalgia for me given I grew up with that slogan, and actually think it’s a decent…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 16, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner took to the skies for the first time today in Montreal. The CS100 jet and family is designed for the 100- to 149-seat market and it will certainly provide new competition for Airbus and Boeing. American Airlines inaugurated Airbus A319 service…

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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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World’s Top Airline Amenity Kits of 2012 – TravelPlus Awards

I posted the third annual TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Award winners over on my Road Warrior blog last week. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention them here, as many of you know I’m an amenity kit aficionado. Not surprisingly, the top honors in each category went to non-U.S. carriers. United Airlines, however,…

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The Cost and Allure of Airline Amenity Kits

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’m an avid collector of amenity kits and have an ongoing series reviewing them. They’re a fun item to collect and I love seeing each new generation an airline debuts, wondering if they’ve spruced it up or cheapened it down. Earlier this month, The Business…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 30, 2013

American’s inaugural of its Boeing 777-300ER occurs tomorrow flying from Dallas to Sao Paulo. We’ve all seen the exterior and interior images from American, but here are some new ones from the Dallas Morning News blog. Sheraton Hotels (part of Starwood) will open 30 new hotels over the next 12 months. Half of the new…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 30, 2012

A judge ruled American Airlines’ antitrust suit against Orbitz, Travelport and Sabre may proceed after finding reasonable grounds that the companies orchestrated a boycott of American. All parties, however, agreed for a stay as they seek renewed negotiations. Avis is dropping their “We Try Harder” slogan, used for 50 years, for “It’s Your Space.” They…

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Emirates First Class Video Trip Report

It’s late on Friday and my attention span is dwindling, so I searched “airline” on YouTube for the latest uploads and came across this gem of a video trip report. It documents a journey in First Class on an Emirates Airbus A380 from Bangkok to Hong Kong. I didn’t really need to see the guy…

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