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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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ANA Upgrading First and Business Class Amenities

Star Alliance member airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) will be upgrading some amenities for first and business class passengers beginning in September. New menus will appear in both first and business class featuring meals from the airline’s “THE CONNOISSEURS” in-flight catering project, comprised of 10 renowned chefs, five beverage specialists and nine of ANA’s own…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: July 29, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: A United Airlines customer service rep and his wife have been charged with theft after stealing checked bags from passengers who ended up being diverted from San Francisco in the wake of the Asiana Airlines crash. Speaking of the Asiana crash, the FAA is urging…

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Amenity Kit Review: US Airways Envoy Business Class

US Airways this month introduced its new Envoy amenity kit for business class passengers, likely to become a collector’s item as the last version of a US Airways kit before the merger with American Airlines. I bring you my analysis of the kit for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of…

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Australia Trip Report: United, Virgin Australia, Hilton and Radisson Blu

At this time last year, I was in Australia for a couple of weeks and reviewed each portion of my trip here on Frequently Flying (or CNBC’s Road Warrior), including my United Airlines LAX-Sydney flight, a sponsored trip on Virgin Australia between Sydney and Perth, two Hiltons, and the Radisson Blu Sydney. Here’s a recap…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-400 OB

I’ve posted several United 747s in the past (here, here and here), and now bring you the version I most frequently flew in the 1990s for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Personally, I loved to sit downstairs on this aircraft in the forward business class section (rows 5-7). If I recall correctly, however,…

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Virgin Atlantic Brings Upper Class Service to a NYC Park Bench

Leave it to the clever marketing folks at Virgin Atlantic to transform a park bench in New York City into an Upper Class experience. At Virgin Atlantic we fly in the face of ordinary with all that we do, and we wanted to bring a taste of that to the streets of NYC. So we…

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Singapore Airlines Unveils New First Class, Business and Coach Seat Designs

Moments ago, Singapore Airlines unveiled its next generation seats for long-haul international First Class (Suites), Business Class and economy. The seats are expected to first debut on the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and may eventually appear fleet-wide. For full coverage, be sure to follow Australian Business Traveller online or on Twitter, as they are…

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Amenity Kit Review: South African Airways Business Class

In this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews, I take a look at the business class offering from Star Alliance member airline South African Airways. A very special thanks goes out to Jason at Food, Wine and Miles who donated this kit back in May for a review – I’m thrilled to have it in my…

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Lufthansa Adds Online Tool to Determine First Class Cabin Type

There is a huge difference between the “new” and “old” first class cabins on Lufthansa’s international aircraft. From the seats to the in-flight entertainment system, your traveling experience could vary sharply depending on the configuration your flight offers. And now Lufthansa has an online tool to help determine which First Class Product you’ll enjoy. If…

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