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Flight Review: Delta One Business Class San Francisco-New York

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My first flight in a while on Delta out of San Francisco gave me the opportunity to visit the airline’s attractive new Sky Club lounge. Thanks to an absence of traffic in the Bay Area and at the TSA PreCheck security checkpoint line, I had ample time to enjoy the lounge and was captivated by the views of airport operations that the almost floor-to-ceiling windows allowed.
The old Sky Club was …

Reimagining JFK Airport: Terminal City, Meet the Future

The TWA Flight Center at JFK

The plans to redevelop John F. Kennedy International Airport as a more interconnected airport calls to mind the airport’s first redevelopment in the 1950s as Terminal City.
The airport, which opened in the 1940s as Idlewild, was renamed New York International Airport, Anderson Field in 1948 (although the name “Idlewild” stuck), and then named after President John F. Kennedy a month after his assassination in 1963.
Originally, the Port Authority of …

Air Berlin Business Class New York-Düsseldorf – Flight Review


While our European Editor Christian Stampfer has flown Air Berlin multiple times, I, despite holding gold status on the airline, had never boarded one of its planes.
Belying its name, Air Berlin was a U.S. airline founded by a company based in Oregon in 1978 to operate charter flights. After reunification, the airline was acquired by Joachim Hunold, a former LTU executive. It became a low-cost long-haul carrier in 2007, after acquiring …

Traveling to Canada? Make Sure You Get an eTa

On board an Air Canada flight from London to Montréal

Canada’s welcome mat has become more slippery in the past few weeks.
As of December 2016, many visitors to Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization, or eTa, to enter the country by air. The Canadian government has said that the measure is meant to screen travelers before they arrive in the country.
American citizens, who are exempt from obtaining a Canadian visa, are also exempt from the new policy, which went …

How Deicing Makes Flying Safer in Winter Conditions

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It’s wintertime, and in many parts of the country, that means inclement weather, with rain, hail, sleet, and snow creating hazardous conditions. Based on the number of snowstorms and blizzards last winter, you will probably see the white stuff sooner rather than later and it will inevitably snarl travel plans throughout the course of the season.
However, imagine if you will – it’s snowing. There are already inches of snow on …

5 Tips on How Not to Lose Stuff (And Your Mind) When Traveling This Holiday Season

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If you are traveling through an airport this holiday season, chances are, things are going to be somewhat hectic. Amidst the hustle and bustle passengers rush to their gates and belongings sometimes get left behind.
Clothing is one of the most common items that travelers lose, often including a belt or jacket left at a security checkpoint. Personal items and accessories that can fit in a pocket or bag, such as …

Customer Satisfaction Survey: Rate Your Favorite Airline


When it comes to air travel, some airlines clearly deliver a better product than others. Frequent Business Traveler wants to know how you – our readers – rate the airline you fly on the most.
Here’s your opportunity to do just that and provide direct feedback in the form of comments and suggestions for that specific airline.
Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, are collaborating with …