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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing and Clubhouse, London Heathrow – Review

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Convenience may arguably be the single factor that the busy traveler prizes above all else today.  Indeed, while convenience means different things to different people, an undisputed definition would include short lines and personalized treatment.
Virgin Atlantic offers these to its Upper Class passengers departing from London’s Heathrow Airport, and the idea of convenience starts with the entrance to its private departures area, the Upper Class Wing.  To put it mildly, …

Delta Traffic Up for March

Delta Traffic Up for March

Delta Air Lines announced operating results for March 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline said that its total traffic for the month increased by 3.9% year-over-year, while its total capacity increased by 3.2%.
System traffic on the domestic side of operations increased to 10.5 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 4.1% year-over-year increase.  In international markets, system traffic was up by 3.6% to 6.5 billion RPMs from 6.3 billion in March 2013.
The …

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

As part of its expansion in Seattle, Delta Air Lines announced the beginning of new daily, nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and London Heathrow. The new route was launched as part of the carrier’s joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In addition to the Seattle-London route, Delta plans to launch new international service from Seattle this June to both Seoul, Korea, and Hong Kong.
The carrier also plans to expand its …

Delta BusinessElite London-Minneapolis Flight 41 – Review

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The longest leg of my mileage run at the end of 2013 was a Delta flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.   This meant using Terminal 4, the second newest terminal at the airport.
Built in 1986 at a cost of £200 million, it served as British Airways’ home in London for two decades although it was ill-suited for long-haul flights.  Once BA moved to the new Terminal …

Delta to Launch Service from Los Angeles to Austin, Boise, San Salvador

Delta to Launch Service from Los Angeles to Austin, Boise, San Salvador

Delta Air Lines announced it will commence new daily, nonstop service between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; and San Salvador, El Salvador, later this year. The new Austin-Los Angeles service will operate twice daily beginning June 16, while flights to Boise and San Salvador will operate once daily beginning June 5 and July 2, respectively.
Flights between Austin and Los Angeles will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 7:30 a.m. …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Weekend Storm to Impact Millions, Airlines Issue Travel Waivers

Weekend Storm to Impact Millions, Airlines Issue Travel Waivers

After an almost spring-like reprieve from winter weather in many parts of the country, millions of people will be impacted by the season’s 20th major winter storm.
Multiple airlines have issued so-called travel waivers that allow flyers to change their flights to a later date and time without any penalty.  As of Saturday at 8:00 a.m., the waivers are in effect for flights on March 2 through March 4 and issuing …