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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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Amenity Kit (Non) Review: Turkish Airlines Economy Class

I recently published Amenity Kit Reviews for both the Turkish Airlines Business Class and Comfort Class (premium economy) offerings, and a couple of readers mentioned that economy passengers also receive kits. From the Comfort Class review, reader PAB said: I already knew that some airlines (none of them U.S. carriers, of course) provide coach passengers…

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Continental Airlines, Now Featuring Electronic Pub Pong: Retro Video

I spent part of this morning online searching for additional Vintage Airline Seat Maps to add to my collection, and I came across this video montage of Continental Airlines TV commercials from the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a pretty amusing look back, and a couple of them highlight Continental’s DC-10s with both a first class…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 9, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines will begin flying its new 3-cabin A321s between Los Angeles and New York on January 7, reports the L.A. Airspace blog. Initially, two of American’s daily flights on the route will feature the A321, increasing to six by January 31. Virgin America is…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-9-30 from 1987

For this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I bring you a Continental Airlines DC-9-30 seen flying the skies in 1987. I previously posted Continental’s DC-9-10 seat map, and this “stretched” -30 version was produced in competitive response to the Boeing 737. This bird lacked a forward lavatory, so first class passengers had to make…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 8, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines plans to open a small Admirals Club in the remote American Eagle terminal at LAX in January 2014. I have no idea where it’ll go as the terminal is so small to begin with, and I hope it doesn’t become a cramped standing-room-only…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 7, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Virgin America recorded its first ever Q2 profit, netting $8.8 million. The airline’s CEO cited success in Newark as a primary driver, though cautioned long-term sustainability at EWR needs to be studied after the peak and profitable summer season. Is it too little too late…

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OFFER HAS ENDED: Up to 30,000 Bonus Starpoints for SPG American Express Cards

[Edited September 3, 2013: This offer has expired and the application links have been removed. I’m leaving the details of the former limited-time offer below for reference.] In the unlikely event you haven’t already seen the posts from other bloggers, American Express has rolled out a limited time offer through September 3, 2013 for both…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 5, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: JetBlue officially announced its new premium transcontinental product, a video of which made the rounds over the weekend. The airline will operate a sub-fleet of 11 Airbus A321s sporting the luxe product on JFK-LAX/SFO routes beginning Q2 2014. And I was wrong in my original…

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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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