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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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Miles Apart: Top 10 Airline Routes In The World By Distance

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When Qantas launched A380 service from Sydney to Dallas/Ft. International Worth on October 1, 2014 it took over the title of the longest flight in the world based on the distance between the two airports – 13,790km (8568.7 miles). According to the Qantas Fact Sheet the airline will Qantas will operate six non-stop flights in…

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Qantas Offers 10% Back On Classic Awards Plus 1,000,000 Points Up For Grabs


Qantas has released 5,000,000 classic awards and they want you to redeem you’re hard earned points for them, at a 10% discount. They’ve reached the 10,000,000 member mark and are celebrating with this discount and a chance to win 1,000,000 points. That’s a lot of points that can take you to places where Qantas or…

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Worst Seat In The Skies? Try This Coach Seat If You Like Being Tortured

I’ve flown in some tight spaces before but this one sounds like it may be the ultimate torture seat in the skies. Transaero Airlines will take delivery of it’s first Airbus A380 in 2015. According to this report, the airline might just end up with the highest capacity plane in the air with the way…

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Qantas Chauffeur Service On Domestic Australian Flights In Addition To International Flights

Starting July 1, 2013, Qantas has announced they will offer complimentary Chauffeur service travelers in International First and Business on select US (Los Angeles & Dallas) to Australia routes as well as Dubai. But that is not where it stops. Apparently customers can get the Chauffeur service within Australia domestically as well, depending on the…

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Is The Wing now the best Oneworld first class lounge?

Cathay Pacific’s flagship first class lounge, The Wing, at Hong Kong International recently re-opened after a 2.5 year renovation.  They’ve doubled the size of their a la carte restaurant, added a Champagne bar, and have 12 shower suites and 5 cabanas including full size baths.  So is The Wing now the best Oneworld First Class…

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145,086 miles and 124 Flights – 2012 year in review

I have been traveling every week as a business consultant for a little over four years now.  I average around 4 nights per month in my Chicago apartment but I am OK with that. At the beginning of 2012 I made the (mighty difficult) decision that I value my personal relationships and community over a…

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First long-haul 787 and a KFC breakfast

As I wrote about last month, Japan Airlines recently launched nonstop service between Tokyo Narita and San Diego.   New routes are always exciting to me because they generally offer an excellent opportunity for a lot of open award space. The schedule is set well before the airline can understand the true demand on the route…

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Martinis Down Under–Sydney Qantas Business Lounge

One thing I know for certain….. Australians really know how to do a good, quality domestic lounge. Introduction and Trip Planning LAX Oneworld First Class Lounge Qantas A380 LAX to SYD Economy Park Hyatt Sydney Part I Sydney Qantas Business Lounge Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Exploring the Great Barrier Reef Cairns Qantas Club Lounge Park…

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Martinis Down Under–LAX Oneworld First Class Lounge

Frequent international travel does not preclude one from making egregious bone-headed travel mistakes. I kicked off this trip to Australia by violating the cardinal rule of international travel. Introduction and Trip Planning LAX Oneworld First Class Lounge Qantas A380 LAX to SYD Economy Park Hyatt Sydney Part I Sydney Qantas Business Lounge Sheraton Mirage Port…

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Booking Travel With iPhone + Free Gogo Wifi Giveaway

I love booking travel from my iPhone. There is just something cool about being in a remote location with absolutely no sight of civilization and being able to book award travel. For example, a year ago we stayed at the Westin St John and weren’t exactly happy with the room at that time. So one…

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