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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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The Evolution of Airline Logos and Branding

Here’s an interesting look at the evolution of various airline logos, some going as far back nearly 90 years. My favorites are Air France (1970-2004), American Airlines (1960-2013), Monarch (2002-2009), Qantas (1984-2007), Swissair (1981-2002), and the Saul Bass United Airlines design (1974-1993). Which are your favorites? Thanks to @AirlineSector for tweeting this out yesterday, as…

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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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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 23, 2012

Qantas canceled orders for 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, valued at $8.5 billion, amid the airline’s first full-year loss since it was privatized in 1995. Qantas isn’t giving up on the revolutionary aircraft, though, and still has options for 50 787-9s. Delta Air Lines seeks to upgrade its 5X weekly Detroit to Beijing service to daily…

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American Airlines bonus mile offer for Qantas flights to Australia

As I’m sure many of you did, I received an email from American today offering up to 20,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for flying Qantas-operated flights to Australia. Flights booked as American Airlines codeshares apply. Registration is required using offer code QF20K at this link and the travel period is from April 19 through June 30,…

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United’s new route, SMF courts Virgin, Allegiant to Hawaii, DFW Wi-Fi, Qantas’ A380 and more news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… United Airlines will begin new nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to San Francisco on August 15. North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue broke the news on Wednesday. United will operate a 154-seat Boeing 737-800 on the route and the flight will be timed to allow…

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United’s routes, Envoy Class upgrades, Virgin to Philly, Allegiant’s carry-on fee and more airline & travel news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… United Airlines shifted its Washington Dulles to Buenos Aires flight over to Newark on Friday. They didn’t totally Continental it up, though, as they’re using a legacy United 3-cabin 767 on the route. The airline is also ending service to Accra and Copenhagen later this…

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Incredible airline nostalgia: Freeman of the Air certificates

Knowing I collect airline memorabilia, one of my readers contacted me last week and asked if I might like a piece of her family’s history – two certificates issued to her recently departed grandmother bestowing “Freeman of the Air” rights for crossing the equator. My reader’s grandmother, originally from Australia, was married to a U.S.…

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Delta’s 747s, PeoplExpress returns, American’s loss, pets flying cargo, Spirit reenters Denver & more airline news

In other airline industry news this week… Delta Air Lines announced this week new interiors featuring lie-flat seats in BusinessElite and “slim line” seats with individual entertainment units as well as an Economy Comfort section in coach will be seen on all 747-400 aircraft by October 2012. A total of 48 seats will occupy the…

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