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Hawaiian Airlines Partners with JetBlue, Launches Only Nonstop Between NYC and Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines Partners with JetBlue, Launches Only Nonstop Between NYC and Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue have announced a new partnership that allows customers to buy single tickets for combined travel on both airlines.
In the future, Hawaiian Airlines will be able to place its HA code on JetBlue flights, and the two airlines will offer their frequent flyer members reciprocal mile and point accrual.
On June 5, Hawaiian Airlines will launch the only nonstop between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and …

Emirates Partners With Alaska, Launches 2 New Non-Stops From U.S.

Emirates Partners With Alaska, Launches 2 New Non-Stops From U.S.

Alaska Airlines and Emirates Airline have announced a new frequent flyer program partnership.
With the new partnership, Emirates Skywards members will accrue miles when flying Alaska Airlines, and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to earn miles when flying Emirates. Both carriers will offer double miles March 1 through May 31, 2012.
Starting March 1, Emirates will also launch a new daily nonstop between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Dubai …

Fairmont Partners with Qatar Airways

Fairmont Partners with Qatar Airways

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced a loyalty program partnership with Qatar Airways.
Fairmont hotel guests will now be able to earn a minimum of 500 Qmiles in Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club frequent flyer program when staying at Fairmont properties.
Fairmont’s more than one-hundred hotels around the world include those under the Raffles, Swissȏtel, and Fairmont brands, as well as other properties including The Savoy in London and The Plaza in New …

2013 Lexus GS 350 Review and Test Drive

2013 Lexus GS 350 Review and Test Drive

Twenty-two years ago when Toyota introduced the Lexus LS 400 as the automaker’s first luxury car the emphasis was placed squarely on customer service and value.
At a December press preview of the new Lexus GS 350, which launches in February as the fourth generation of the sport sedan, Brian Smith, Vice President of Lexus Marketing, described the introduction of the car as “a lot more than the launch of a …

Rezidor Hotel Group to Open Hotel Missoni Properties Worldwide

Rezidor Hotel Group to Open Hotel Missoni Properties Worldwide

The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced plans to open new Hotel Missoni properties over the next four years in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Hotel Missoni unveiled its first hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2009 and its first resort in Kuwait City, Kuwait in 2011.
Hotel Missoni resorts are scheduled to open this year in Muscat, Oman and on the island of Cajaiba de Todos os Santos, Brazil, while …

Virgin America to Inaugurate San Francisco and Los Angeles Flights to Philly

Virgin America to Inaugurate San Francisco and Los Angeles Flights to Philly

Virgin America announced new transcontinental flights from the west coast to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The airline has started selling tickets for its new Philadelphia service, which is scheduled to begin in April.
Virgin will offer two flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco, starting on April 10, and three flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, starting April 4. Philadelphia will be Virgin America’s seventeenth destination.

Singapore Airlines Adds New York JFK to A380 Service Today

Singapore Airlines Adds New York JFK to A380 Service Today

On January 16, Singapore Airlines began flying its Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft to New York City’s JFK Airport on daily service to and from Singapore via Frankfurt, Germany.
In addition to its first-, business-, and economy-class cabins, Singapore Airlines’ A380 also features two private suites that can each accommodate two passengers. Each private suite is outfitted with amenities including a double bed, Givenchy sleep suits, and a 23-inch video screen offering …