Category: Airlines

Premium passenger wars

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Happy 2015 frequent flyers!

Less than two weeks in, 2015 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for attentive frequent flyers. First, let’s do a brief recap of the seismic changes in 2014: (more…)

The Cathay Pacific First Class experience

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You know me – I’m all about getting the most value possible when redeeming frequent flyer miles. And when I say “value” I mean both the key metric, cents per mile, but also having an amazing travel experience. One of the most important aspects of frequent flyer miles is that they enable average travelers to have extraordinary experiences, ones they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. How many of us can pay $10,000 or more for an international first class ticket? (more…)

Opinion: Adapting to aviation security threats

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Over the last few days news has been emerging about a new security threat to aviation. It started with anonymous security sources in the United Kingdom, who claimed that terrorists had crafted bombs into modern electronics that could not be detected by conventional airport security screening.

Now the discussion has spread to the United States. National Public Radio has reported that American counter-terrorism officials were recently discussing the threat and how to respond to it. (more…)

JetBlue adding fees and cutting legroom

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Sometimes industry pressure and trends are too strong for any single airline to stand up to. This is certainly the case with “unbundling.” Unbundling is the idea that airline customers shouldn’t pay for services they don’t need. A decade and more ago, the cost of an airline ticket included the transport, a seat assignment, a meal, etc. (more…)