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787-9 in Washington Dulles (IAD)

The new ’stretch’ version of Boeing’s 787 ‘Dreamliner’ (787-9) are now being put into service. I happened to see my first 787-9 at Dulles airport (IAD) last week, operated by Virgin Atlantic. Virgin replaced it’s aging A340 that it used to fly to to Washington Dulles from London Heathrow (LHR). The schedule of operations is:…

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Full Fares – Earning bonus Elite miles on United Partners

As I discussed in my last blog post, if you book a full-fare or flexible-fare economy ticket that is booked as a Y or a B fare, you will earn 150% of the miles flown on the trip. This is not a reason to buy these tickets as they can cost several times the cost…

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Hotel Review: DoubleTree Westminster, London, UK

A couple of weeks ago I stayed at the DoubleTree Hotel, Westminster, in London. The hotel is beautiful. It is located very close to the UK parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and I am assuming 10 Downing Street. It’s also literally across the river from Jubilee Gardens, best known for the London Eye. The hotel has good…

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Review: Heathrow Hilton – Terminal 4: convenience and luxury

I have very rarely stayed at hotels on airport properties. I prefer to stay near where my final destination is. The last time I stayed at a hotel near an airport was in Mumbai, but even that was a few kilometers away. On a trip to London a few weeks ago, I was taking an…

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