Joe Biden famously once compared New York's LaGuardia airport to a third world country and not many people disagreed with him (although the comment may have been a bit unfair on third world countries). Since then LaGuardia has been undergoing some significant changes and there was a big reshuffle a little over a year ago when Delta, JetBlue and American Airlines all moved around to new locations. Now we're about to see the next phase of LaGuardia's regeneration.
A cautious friend of mine is currently planning his first visit to Dubai and he recently pointed out something to me on the British Foreign Office's website that made me stop and wonder what the UAE is thinking. I've visited the UAE a number of times and have had good experiences on all visits but it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone when I say that some of the rules you'll find in the UAE aren't exactly what most of us may be used to.
For the past couple of months we've been hearing rumors about possible increased scrutiny on what travelers are packing in their carry-on luggage when flying back to the US. Now looks as if some of those rumors are coming true.
The chances of anyone ever catching me on a cruise that isn't around the fjords of Norway or viewing Orcas off Canada or trying to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights is generally about as close to zero as you can get....but the new Ritz-Carlton yacht may just change that.
Priority Pass has launched its spring promotion which runs from 14 to 31 March 2018. This year the promotion is offering up to 20% off annual Priority Pass memberships so, if you don't have membership through a credit card, this may be worth looking into.
London is not a cheap city to visit and getting a taxi from Heathrow to the center of London can often leave you wondering if you should remortgage your home or sell an organ to raise the fare. There's aways the option of the London underground but that's not exactly speedy and while the Heathrow Express train service is certainly quick it's certainly not cheap. London's new Crossrail Elizabeth line has long been billed as the answer to a lot of journey problems that Londoners and those visiting London face and, as this new line will extend out to Heathrow, it's of importance to those of us who fly in and out of Heathrow with any frequency.
Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes some great Business Class fares for travel between the UK and the US, rumors of two new very interesting routes that may be about to start up, details of the Qatar Airways sale (offering up to 40% off) that's running this weekend, a review of Finnair's short-haul Business Class product, news of a new Marriott resort in Belize, a reminder to sign up for the Chase Freedom 2Q bonuses and more.
Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes a review of British Airways Business Class on the airline's 787 Dreamliner, details of some good Amex cashback offers on Hilton stays, news that oneworld airlines are introducing Basic Economy fares across the Atlantic, a Qatar Airways promotion (which ends today), details of how a British Airways route cancellation is fantastic news for Business Class flyers and more.
Delta, Sprint, Airbus, Airtel and OneWeb have formed the "Seamless Air Alliance" which will look to allow member mobile/cell operators to extend the services they offer into aircraft cabins.
Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes news of Qatar Airways latest QSuite equipped aircraft, a contrarian look at Marriott's recent hotel category changes, a review of the oneworld Business Class lounge in Los Angeles, news that Emirates is significantly improving service to Houston, a review of the Andaz West Hollywood, details of Cathay pacific's latest route and more.