Review: ‘Two’s a Crowd’ at 59E59 Theaters

by Jonathan Spira

It’s not uncommon, even in better hotels, for two guests to be assigned to the same room.  It is somewhat rare that the two guests end up in that room at the same time, and it’s almost unheard of that the two decide to share the room.  The latter is the premise of the comedy musical ‘Two’s a Crowd,” starring comedienne Rita Rudner, who wrote the book with her husband, …

Official Guide to British Airways Avios: The 4 Best Ways to Use Avios Points

by Paul Riegler

It’s no secret that our staff loves the British Airways Executive Club’s Avios currency.
Avios is the frequent flyer currency of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Flybe. Until November 2011, they were known as Air Miles.
It’s easy to accumulate Avios even if one doesn’t regularly fly on British Airways or Iberia, yet many people don’t get the best possible use out of their points balances.  The program offers exceptional …

Flygskam – Why Swedes Are Opting for Train Over Plane

by Anna Breuer

A growing number of Swedes is giving up flying because of the carbon emissions caused by flying and there’s even a word in Swedish –  flygskam, or flight shame – which describes the feeling of being embarrassed for flying because of its environmental impact.
Along with #jagstannarpåmarken, or #stayontheground, the two have become popular social media buzzwords.
The change in travel habits comes amidst growing public concern about climate change.
A survey published …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

by Jonathan Spira

Close your eyes for a moment. Wouldn’t you imagine that the first electric SUV from a European automaker would be from, say, BMW, or perhaps Mercedes-Benz, given those companies’ highly publicized EVs? You’d be wrong, as the first electric SUV from a European automaker is actually from Jaguar, and it’s a doozy.
Designed by Sir Ian Callum, the I-Pace was unveiled in concept-car form at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto …

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Mexico City, Mexico

by Henry Feintuch

In planning our first visit to Mexico City, the country’s capital, we decided to stay in Polanco, a high-end neighborhood with many museums, restaurants, embassies and consulates, shopping malls and upscale stores and the famous Chapultepec Park.
Polanco is also home to the Hyatt Regency Mexico City, which opened its doors to guests in 1987 as the Hotel Nikko Mexico. It was purchased by a Hyatt affiliate in May 2012 and …

Apple Close to Releasing Its Credit Card: Here’s What It Will Look Like

by Anna Breuer

Apple’s credit card moved closer to launch as the tech company’s bank partner, Goldman Sachs, published the Apple Card Customer Agreement on its website.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the card would be released in August and on Friday the company began to wind down its rewards program with Barclays.
The Apple Card has no annual fee, a cash rewards program, a simplified application process via the Wallet app on …

Travel News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

by Jesse Sokolow

Are you fully up-to-date with your travel news? Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline history including items from Pan Am and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, the question about which airline (Delta, it turns out) was introducing welcome drinks and a choice of appetizers in coach, with 92.6%, but only 29% knew the correct answer about which hotelier was introducing a “Treehouse” brand of …