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Travel Executive of the Month – Sara Kearney, SVP Brands, Hyatt

Travel Executive of the Month  – Sara Kearney, SVP Brands, Hyatt

As senior vice president, brands for Hyatt, 25-plus-year Hyatt veteran Sara Kearney defines the customer experience for every Hyatt brand, and works to differentiate and communicate the positioning of Hyatt brands to guests, owners, and associates.
“I worked my way through college as a reservations agent working nights at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and just never left!” Kearney recalls with typical modesty about her upward career trajectory.
Following her stint at …

British Airways Opens New Galleries Lounge at Newark Airport

British Airways Opens New Galleries Lounge at Newark Airport

As part of an $8 million investment that British Airways is making over the next five years, the airline today opened its new Galleries lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport today. Double the size of the previous lounge, the new lounge is located closer to security, near gates B50-58, cutting walking time to the lounge in half.
In a phone interview today with Frequent Business Traveler, Simon Talling-Smith, executive vice president, …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Does your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program deserve recognition?  The 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards give you the opportunity to give praise where it’s due.
Award categories are Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, and Best Travel Web Site.
You, the expert in frequent business travel, are the judge.
Let your voice be heard and vote …

American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia Announce European Fare Sale

American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia Announce European Fare Sale

Oneworld alliance members American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia are now offering discounted airfare between the U.S. and Europe.
Fares must be purchased by April 10, for flights between April 3 through May 21 and August 24 to October 27 (with all travel completed by October 31).
Sample round-trip fares include New York to Zurich for $410, Chicago to Barcelona for $398, and Miami to London for $442.
Flights (which must originate in …

AA and BA Add Codeshare Flights to India

AA and BA Add Codeshare Flights to India

American Airlines and British Airways announced plans to offer American Airlines passengers codeshare flights to India.  The two airlines have received approval from the Indian government to offer flights from London’s Heathrow Airport to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai
The flights are scheduled to start on March 29 and tickets may be purchased today.
Both airlines are members of the oneworld alliance and members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program will …

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 …