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Premium Transcon Bonus Mile Offers from American and United

Both American Airlines and United are offering up to 15,000 bonus award miles for each paid roundtrip on premium transcontinental nonstop flights between New York’s JFK airport and Los Angeles (AA and UA) or San Francisco (UA only). Besides American excluding San Francisco, both offers are effectively the same where tickets purchased for travel January…

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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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Recap of United’s Downgrades: Award Charts, ExpertFlyer and Meals

I’ve taken a temporary break from hunting for premium cabin Star Alliance award space to recap the major downgrades United Airlines announced this week. In case you missed them: Massive Changes to United MileagePlus Award Charts Effective Feb. 1 In the wee hours of Friday morning, United published new award charts for tickets issued on/after…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-200B

Blog reader Will sent me a batch of Cathay Pacific seat maps from the 1980s a couple of years ago, and I have the final one to share with you for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The Boeing 747-200B appearing below devotes more real estate to economy class than the previous Cathay 747-200…

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Amenity Kit Review: Air Astana Short-Haul Business Class – Unisex

I previously reviewed Air Astana’s long-haul men’s business class amenity kit, and I’ll have a full review of the female version in an upcoming post.  In the meantime, here’s a look at the airline’s unisex offering provided to business class passengers on short-haul flights for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. The Kazakhstan-based airline operates…

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JetBlue Intros ‘Mint’ Premium Service With Amazing Fares

JetBlue revealed its new transcontinental premium A321 cabin last month at the Global Business Travel Association conference in San Diego. But it didn’t have a name until today. Mint premium service seats officially went on sale today for flights beginning June 15 between New York JFK and Los Angeles. JetBlue’s schedule is only loaded through…

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Amenity Kit Review: Copa Airlines Business Class

Star Alliance member Copa Airlines provides a courtesy kit for business class passengers on flights exceeding 5.5 hours in length, and I bring you my critique in this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introductory post. A special thanks goes…

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Quick Poll: Would You Have Upgraded to United Global First for This Offer?

I’ve returned from a relatively quick trip to Seoul and will have a full trip report coming soon, but I’d like to quickly put this poll out there to see if any of you would have jumped on this upgrade offer. As background, I booked an upgradable coach W-fare and applied two Global Premier Upgrades…

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Amenity Kit Review: Air Astana Long-Haul Business Class – Men’s

Amenity kit supplier Formia generously sent me several samples from its collection and I bring you Air Astana’s long-haul gentleman’s business class offering for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please review my introductory post. Your first thought might mirror my own:…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Air France 3-Class Airbus A300

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a three-class Air France Airbus A300 seen flying the skies in the late 1980s. A couple of interesting things to note below are the white seats behind row four, and those in the middle section of row 40. I’m assuming they were crew rest…

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