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Freddie Awards Events In Atlanta This Week

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It’s that time of year again. When all of the loyalty executives from airlines, hotel and credit card companies to name a few get together to celebrate what is otherwise the “customers choice” awards of the travel and loyalty industry. The Freddie Awards converges on the great city of Atlanta this week to celebrate the annual…

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Korean Air A330 Collided Into Another Plane, Takes Off Anyways

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Apparently a Korean Air A330 collided with another aircraft on the ground at Yangon International Airport, but didn’t realize it and took off right after, until the control tower notified the plane of what had happened. Per Business Insider: “On Friday, a Korean Airlines jet collided with another aircraft on the ground at Yangon International Airport. But…

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Earn 60,000 Korean Air Bonus Miles After First Purchase On Two Cards

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Korean Air has some great award redemptions in their award chart. So when opportunities come up to earn bonus Korean Air SKYPASS miles, I give it a little attention, especially after experiencing their 777 Business Class. With the latest offer, they’ve increased the bonus on the Korean Air SKYPASS Visa Signature Card to 30,000 bonus…

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Korean Air Business Class Availability From Houston Route–New Service Starts In May

Korean Air recently announced they’ll start a new non-stop service to the United States with the addition of service to Houston. This flight will be operated by one of their Boeing 777 planes equipped with First, Business and Coach class service.   This means there is a new route to Asia on an award with…

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Update On Delta And Korean Codeshare Flights

Yesterday I shared how there were some interesting changes to Korean and Delta codeshare flights reported over at airlineroute net. The changes were interesting and had the potential to impact Delta members ability to earn MQMs on Korean flights, so I reached out to Delta for an official response. It turns out some of the issues were due…

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It’s Happening – Korean And Delta Make Big Changes To “Partnership” Codeshare Flights

In March, Delta changed the way Skymiles members earn Medallion Qualifying Miles on partner airlines. This change slashed the MQM accrual option with Korean Airlines just as Korean Air announced it was expanding service to the US with an A380. First it was MQM accrual and now it’s codeshare agreement changes. The bright side to…

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Korean Air & Hyatt Team Up To Offer “KAL Premium Arrival Shower Service”

Korean Air and the Hyatt Regency Incheon have teamed up to offer international First and Business Class passengers access to the saunas at the Hyatt Regency Incheon hotel. This is welcome news, especially since the access is provided free of charge to qualifying passengers in First or Business Class arriving on international flights other than…

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Delta Slashes Korean Air Accrual While Korean Air Expands In The US

I really enjoyed my first flight in Korean Air Business Class last year and my second flight in Korean Air’s 777 smaller Business Class cabin was great as well. I’m a loyal Delta flyer and I flew with Korean since their ticket price was right. I actually must go with the cheapest within a few…

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Aloft To Asia – Korean Air Business Class In Forward Cabin

I entered the Korean Air 777 and turned right to towards my seat 8 J in the smaller and more intimate Prestige Class cabin. I picked the smaller cabin for the 13+ hour flight back to the states because I wanted to try something other than the larger cabin I had during my outbound flight…

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Aloft To Asia – Seoul Korean Air Prestige Lounge And Transfer Desk

After a six hour flight in Singapore Air’s regional Business Class, I had several hours relax before the long Korean Air flight back to the states. But first, I would have to change terminals, receive my Korean Air boarding pass by going to the transfer desk and find a Korean Air Prestige class lounge to…

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Korean Air Expands A380 Service From New York And Los Angeles

Korean Air is expanding A380 service to Los Angeles and New York and that is good news for those of you seeking to fly on an award in Korean Air’s Business Class. I flew Korean Air last year in Business Class and really enjoyed the service, but I haven’t yet had the opportunity to fly…

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New Korean Air Maldives Route – Inaugural Flight Award Availability

I consider Korean Air a jewel of the SkyTeam alliance. Not only does Korean Air have a good Business Class product (reviewed here), but they also have a First Class product that you can book by transferring Chase Ultimate Reward points to the Korean SkyPass program. The airline has recently announced plans to add a…

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Aloft To Asia – Singapore Fullerton Bay Rooftop Happy Hour

The Fullerton Bay hotel in Singapore sits on Singapore’s Marina Bay waterfront. With the city skyline behind it and the bay in front of it, the views from the rooftop bar are surreal for any first time visitor to Singapore. The hotel was ranked as the third best new business hotel in Singapore in 2012…

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Aloft To Asia – Update Gangnam Style

I was amazed after my first flight in Singapore Air Business Class from Korea to Singapore. I prepared myself for the superior service in Singapore Business Class since I normally fly domestic within the U.S., but what I wasn’t prepared for was the superior Gangnam Style Korean dance move that has taken over the internet by storm. The kid…

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Korean Air Secrets – 80k Europe Business Class Award

Korean Air has a lot more going for it than I originally thought. I didn’t realize it, but they offer Business Class award tickets from the U.S. to Europe for only 80,000 SkyPass miles. Since they are a SkyTeam carrier, this means you can redeem U.S. to Europe awards on partner carriers such as Air…

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Korean Air Secrets – 60,000 First Class To French Polynesia From Hawaii

I recently flew Korean Air in Business Class and was quite impressed. As a result of the flying experience, I wanted to learn more about their program. What I found was interesting. I shared how you can fly on Air France to French Polynesia in Business Class by using only 90,000 Korean Air SkyPass Miles.…

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Aloft To Asia – Singapore Air Transfer And Asiana Lounge

I had to visit the transfer desk in Seoul since I flew Korean and Singapore Air on the same ticket number. I had access to both the Korean and Asiana Business class lounges but only had time to visit one. I heard reports about how easy it is to transit through the Incheon airport so…

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Aloft To Asia – Korean Air Business Class To Incheon

The boarding process was fast. Before I knew it, I was seated in Prestige Class of the Korean Air 777-300 and heading to Incheon. The process started with people that needed additional assistance. This group was followed by First Class, Prestige Class and SkyPriority all at once. I was greeted at the door and shown…

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Aloft To Asia – Atlanta International Terminal And SkyClub

We arrived at the International Terminal departure hall and headed for the Korean Air check-in desk. There was an economy class line, a First Class line, and our Prestige Class line. The lines had no waiting times so we went straight to the desk to obtain our boarding pass. The night before we were able…

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PMM’s Monster Day Of Hotel Booking

Alex shared our monster day of airline award bookings earlier this week. We couldn’t have done it without this crazy points and miles hobby of ours. But as you know, flights are only half of an award trip. So we spent the next few days plotting out our hotel stays and booked over 25 award…

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