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British Airways Previews New First-Class Moscow Service

British Airways Previews New First-Class Moscow Service

Starting March 25, British Airways, a member of the oneworld alliance, will be the first airline to offer first-class travel between London Heathrow and Moscow.
The airline will offer daily four-class service aboard a long-haul Boeing 74, and two long-haul Boeing 767s on the route. British Airways had previously operated the route using two-cabin short-haul aircraft.
With a duration of four hours, the flight will be British Airways’ shortest in its long-haul …

Vote for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Voting for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, giving you the opportunity to give praise where it’s due.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.  Most of the award categories, which include Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, and Best Travel Web Site, are …

This Week In Business Travel History – 26 February 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 26 February 2012

In 1776, Silas Deane embarked on one of the most pivotal business trips in U.S. history- a secret mission to France to garner support for the American Revolution.
The first commercial railroad in the U.S. was chartered in 1827. The Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Company was intended to compete with the Erie Canal, and link the port of Baltimore with the Ohio River.
In 1847, Congress authorized the U.S. Postal Department …

This Week In Business Travel History – 5 February 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 5 February 2012

An important business trip took place in 1861: President-elect Lincoln boarded an east-bound train in Springfield, Illinois, visiting over 70 towns and cities before his inauguration in Washington, D.C.
In 1870, the predecessor of all in-flight movies was introduced.  Henry Runno Heyl used his Phasmatrope to project photographic motion pictures in a theater in Philadelphia.
In 1915, the first wireless message from a moving train to a station was sent.
In 1928, Bert …

American Airlines to Launch New Barcelona Route

American Airlines to Launch New Barcelona Route

American Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, will begin flying from Miami International Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport five times weekly starting April 3. The flight will begin operating daily on June 14.
The new service will use Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with lie-flat seats in business class.
Iberia Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, and a joint venture partner with American Airlines and British Airways, will boost its service …

Kingfisher Airlines to Join Oneworld Alliance

Kingfisher Airlines to Join Oneworld Alliance

India’s Kingfisher Airlines will become a member of the oneworld Alliance effective February 10, 2012.
Kingfisher’s approval to join oneworld followed its successful completion of a readiness review overseen by the airline’s oneworld sponsor, British Airways. Kingfisher currently serves 54 destinations, 46 of which are in India, with principal hubs in Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai.
Other airlines scheduled to follow Kingfisher in joining oneworld in 2012 include airberlin and Malaysia Airlines. The …

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards is offering new promotions for earning miles and nights, and has also partnered with Virgin America’s Elevate frequent-flyer program.
With the Marriott Rewards MegaMiles promotion, members can earn 2,000 bonus frequent-flyer miles per stay, starting with the second stay, up to 50,000 bonus miles. The more than 25 airlines participating include Air Canada, Air China, Avianca-TACA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, JAL, Jet Airways, KLM/Air France, Lufthansa, …