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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014

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As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
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FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

A Hawaiian man on a flight earlier this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill several flight attendants and blow up the plane, according to federal agents.
The FBI charged Kevin Lee Mosele, a 20-year-old man from Hawaii, with interfering with a flight crew on a British Airways flight.  Mosele was said to have been intoxicated, and caused numerous disturbances and issued several threats before eventually being restrained while …

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow, which opened Monday, continued as tens of thousands of people, including airline executives and aircraft manufacturers, flocked to an airfield in rural England to see the aviation industry’s newest planes and place orders for them.
The biggest news Wednesday was Qatar Airways’ order for 50 Boeing 777X aircraft. The order includes the purchase rights for an additional 50 and the total value of the announcement is $37.7 …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst for 2014

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Most frequent flyers know from experience that not all airlines’programs are created equal.  Although these programs may seem similar at first glance, some actually fly high above the others when it comes to award redemption.
If you are wondering which program will offer the most opportunities to redeem your miles, take some advice from some of our highly experienced, well-traveled readers.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel …

New Oneworld Lounge Opens at LAX

New Oneworld Lounge Opens at LAX

Qantas, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific Airways announced the opening of a new lounge for all oneworld member airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.  The facility is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and managed principally by Qantas.
The lounge is open to first and business-class ticket-holders traveling on flights operated by any oneworld member airline, as well as passengers who hold Emerald or Sapphire status in any oneworld member …

Japan Airlines Expands Codeshare with Finnair, British Airways

Japan Airlines Expands Codeshare with Finnair, British Airways

Japan Airlines announced the addition of new flights to its codeshare agreement with both Finnair and British Airways.  Beginning June 12, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on Finnair-operated flights between Helsinki and Riga, Latvia, as well as on British Airways flights between London and Budapest.
Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and Riga operate five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  From Helsinki, flights depart …

Inmarsat to Offer EU-Wide In-Flight Internet Services

Inmarsat to Offer EU-Wide In-Flight Internet Services

Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications company that provides mobile voice and data services, announced plans Thursday to build a combined satellite/air-to-ground network that will support high-speed in-flight Internet across the European Union.
The satellite is expected to be delivered for launch towards the end of 2016, so the new in-flight Internet services will begin to appear in 2017.  British Airway is reportedly in talks to become the launch customer.
The airline said …