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Alaska Airlines May Add Lie Flat First Class Seats for Cross Country Flights

Virgin America offers padded leather recliner chairs in first class with foot rests and 55 inches seat back to seat back. That's incredibly generous for most domestic routes. American … Read entire article »

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The U.S. is the Biggest Air Market in the World – And No One is Catching Up Soon

The biggest aviation market in the world – by far – is the U.S., based on the number of departing seats. So this isn’t just domestic flights, it’s domestic flights … Read entire article »

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British Airways Crew Behaving Badly and Hotel Promo Terms Changed After Launch

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news … Read entire article »

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How to Get the 100,000 Amex Platinum Offer From the CardMatch Tool

Over the weekend I wrote that while the Platinum Card by American Express has a standard offer currently of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months, some people … Read entire article »

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Woman Dries Underwear Using Air Vent Above Her Seat

I think we may have just found the worst airline passenger ever who is going about her business oblivious to the concerns of others in the cabin. Every day … Read entire article »

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What are the Really Unique Benefits of Top Tier Airline Elite Status?

Frequent flyer programs are really two separate and distinct efforts under the same banner: recognition and reward. Reward is mileage earning and redemption. Recognition consists of the (elite) … Read entire article »

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Passenger Forgets Laptop in the Lavatory, Winds Up in Oklahoma City

Last year flight attendant in my Facebook feed shared a story about a man taking such a long time in the lavatory that another passenger expressed concern and eventually the … Read entire article »

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Passengers Chant ‘We Want a Bed’ During 15 Hour American Airlines Delay

Passengers protest an American Airlines 15 hour delay in Miami chanting a demand for hotel rooms in Spanish. The lesson here is simple -- and it isn't specific to American Airlines, … Read entire article »

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