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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 …

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 …