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United and missing special meals

Most airlines have a good selection of special meals one can order when traveling internationally. United has many such good options. Unfortunately, they appear to consistently lose my special meal requests. On 4 out of the last 10 international flights I have taken, no special meal. More importantly, in all cases the FAs and Purser…

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2013 – A (Personal) Travel Year in Review

2013 was an interesting year. Both for me personally from a travel perspective and also for the travel industry. Several firsts and several changes – some for the good and some for the bad. Here are a few I care about. Personal Travel recap: Personally, 2013 was a very interesting year. I made it to…

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The Worlds longest flight is dead. Long live the Worlds Longest Flight!

A new king has been crowned! The Longest flight in the world is now Sydney (SYD) – Dallas (DFW) by Qantas – flight QF7. The previous ‘King’ was Singapore Airlines’ Singapore (SIN) – Newark (EWR) flight – flight SQ22. Singapore Airlines ended this flight last week – November 23rd, 2013, ending an era and extra-long…

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Alliance Wars: The post US Airways – American Airlines world – Part II

In Part I of this post I looked at the impact of the two significant event in the OneWorld Alliance, namely: Qatar joining OneWorld US Airways and American Airline deciding to merge This has made me re-examine my loyalty to Star Alliance. In this post I will look at, or really just think aloud of…

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Alliance Wars: The post US Airways – American Airlines world – Part I

There are three alliances in the world of Air Travel: Star Alliance OneWorld and SkyTeam Of these three, Star Alliance has been a very dominant alliance – mainly because of the sheer number of airlines they have (28 at the time of posting this), as opposed to OneWorld (13) and SkyTeam (19). Across their members,…

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IAD-ORD-HKG-CGK-SIN-BKK-MNL-BKK-KUL-BKK-NRT-IAD: 2 Weeks and 25,692 miles later…

No, this was not a crazy mileage-run, nor did I lose a bet. I just did this crazy business trip to South-East Asia, covering 5 countries in 2 weeks. It did add over 33k RDM to my mileage balance and almost 28k EQM towards Elite status! The flights were all Star Alliance (yay!), except for…

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Planespotting at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport (HKG)

Earlier this month I passed thru the beautiful Chek Lap Kok Airport at Hong Kong. This was my first time in Hong Kong and that too I was just passing thru, changing flights from my extra-long Chicago (ORD) – Hong Kong (HKG) to a Hong Kong – Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK) flight. The airport right off…

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