What You Read in 2018: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

By Anna Breuer on 31 December 2018
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As the year 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year.

The big news over the past year was the opening of the first new terminal at the renovated LaGuardia Airport, the integration of flight attendant groups at both United Airlines (which had merged with Continental Airlines in 2010) and American Airlines (which merged with US Airways in 2013) on the same day, and the disappearance of the Virgin America brand following that airline’s 2016 merger with Alaska Airlines.

Our tips on etiquette in Europe made the cut as did a thoughtful look at a darker part of history, the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany and Austria.

From posh hotels in London to a look at the how airlines are clamping down on fake service and emotional support animals, here are the most read news stories and features in 2018 from the pages of Frequent Business Traveler magazine.


1.) Inside LaGuardia Airport’s Posh New Central Terminal Concourse, Now Open to Passengers

2.) Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London – Review

3.) 8 Etiquette Tips and Rules for Travel in Europe

4.) The Westbury, Mayfair-London, England – Hotel Review

5.) Thoughts and Reflections on the Occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Kristallnacht

6.) British Airways Club Europe Business Class London-Munich – Flight Review

7.) New Study Shows What Frequent Flyers Value in an Airline

8.) Review: United Airlines’ New Polaris Lounge in San Francisco

9.) So Long Virgin America: A Requiem for an Upstart Airline

10.) Peacocks on a Plane


1.) Federal Air Marshals to Move to Coach

2.) JetBlue to Unveil New Boarding Process

3.) Volkswagen Rabbit GTI to Return for 2019

4.) Boeing Hits Milestone with Delivery of Dreamliner No. 787

5.) American Airlines Integrates Flight Attendant Operations, a Final Step in its Merger with US Airways

6.) Eight Years After Merger, United Airlines’ Flight Attendants to Work Together on Flights

7.) United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019 

8.) Alaska Airlines Reins In Policy on Emotional Support Animals

9.) United Airlines Dreamliner Lands Safely in Sydney After Declaring Mayday 

10.) U.S. Citizens to be Eligible to Use U.K. Self-Service ePassport Gates

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