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Hainan Takes First Dreamliner Delivery

Hainan Takes First Dreamliner Delivery

Boeing and Hainan Airlines announced that the airline taken delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner on Thursday.  The aircraft is the first of ten 787s that it will receive.
Hainan’s Dreamliner is equipped with 36 lie-flat business class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 177 economy seats in rows of 3-3-3.  Each seat’s entertainment center consists of a 15-inch touch screen panel as well as a power outlet and USB port.
The …

Poll: What Bugs You the Most About Air Travel?

Poll: What Bugs You the Most About Air Travel?

Frequent flyers spend enough time in the skies to be aware of and subject to many of the trials and tribulations of air travel.
Frequent Business Traveler, in partnership with FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, assembled a comprehensive list of pet peeves pertaining about air travel.
Tell us what really peeves you the most.  Simply drag the peeves from the left to the right side of the box and arrange …

Social App Tint.travel Connects Travelers

Social App Tint.travel Connects Travelers

Tint.travel, a social hospitality service, announced the launch of its Facebook app and overhauled website.
Participants must sign up with their Facebook account, a measure included to validate identity and simplify the experience., although there is no charge for the service  Upon registration, users may begin using Tint’s website or Facebook App to network with travelers or hosts.
Members can look up a city of interest to find friends, and friends of …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst Airlines for 2013

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst Airlines for 2013

While most frequent flyer programs look similar in many respects, experienced travelers have come to understand that, with apologies to George Orwell, some programs are more equal than others.
If you are interested in award redemption, you will wish to read further: the most frequent of frequent flyers, (those who know the various programs better than anyone) rated Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan the best for the second year in a row. …

Lobby Bar – June 28: Viennese puns, Tongue-twisting Nissans, and a Presidential Welcome

Lobby Bar – June 28: Viennese puns, Tongue-twisting Nissans, and a Presidential Welcome

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Room for two?  Jonathan Spira test-sleeps Delta Air Lines’ Westin Heavenly In Flight bedding.  Passengers from coach eyed the comfortable setup longingly, but were turned away by a flight attendant before requesting to share.
Two Presidents? Suite.  Jesse Sokolow stays at the Saint Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The first two people to sign the guest list …

Hawaiian Launches Honolulu-Sendai, Japan Service

Hawaiian Launches Honolulu-Sendai, Japan Service

Hawaiian Airlines announced it has started to offer new service between Honolulu and Sendai, Japan on June 25.  The service operates three times a week.
Honolulu, the state capital, is on Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island.
Flights depart from Honolulu International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:55 p.m. and arrive at Sendai International Airport at 4:30 p.m. the following day.  Return flights depart from Sendai on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at …

Lobby Bar – June 21: King Ramsey I, The Terminator, Edison Loses, and Wizards in Automobiles

Lobby Bar – June 21: King Ramsey I, The Terminator, Edison Loses, and Wizards in Automobiles

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Hasta la vista, baby. Cory Healy reports on the termination of the Worldport terminal at JFK. Unlike in the movie, the  planned demolition probably won’t spawn the rise of a new political figure.
Best invention ever?  Jonathan Spira gives a guided tour of Munich.  Say what you will, but we’ve come to the conclusion that the beer garden, …