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Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

JAL to Launch Codeshare with TAM Airlines

JAL to Launch Codeshare with TAM Airlines

Japan Airlines announced that it plans to begin a codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines on March 25.
Under the agreement, JAL will be able to place its code on six TAM-operated international routes, as well as 21 TAM routes in Brazil.
In addition, members of JAL’s Mileage Bank loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem miles on the flights.
JAL currently codeshares on various flights to Brazil with American …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2015

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The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco opened on March 21, 1904.  Notable individuals including Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed at the California property, which is in operation today as the Westin St. Francis.
On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington.  The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le Canard …

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express announced plans to offer some of its card members free access to Gogo in-flight Internet starting next year.
The Gogo Preferred Program, which will only be available from American Express, will give holders of the company’s Business Platinum Card ten Gogo in-flight passes per calendar year.
The service will be available Gogo-enabled aircraft on eight airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US …

Japan Airlines to Debut New 767-300 Sky Next Interiors

Japan Airlines to Debut New 767-300 Sky Next Interiors

Japan Airlines announced it is rolling out completely new aircraft interiors and as well as in-flight Internet on its domestic fleet of Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  The new interiors are also destined for domestic Boeing 777s and 737-800s.
The newly-configured Boeing 767-300ERs will begin to fly the Tokyo-Osaka route starting December 8, 2014.
JAL currently offers four daily flights between the two cities.
Osaka International Airport, also known as Osaka-Itami, serves the Kansai region …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 1, 2014

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Believe it or not, Halloween has come and gone. Once again, it’s time to catch up on important Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week, without any tricks or treats. Here are five stories that could be of interest to you.
1.) Robert Waldner (ciao!) reminds us that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, North Americans.
2.) Paul Riegler reviews …

Japan Airlines Acquires 51.2% Stake in Hokkaido Air System

Japan Airlines Acquires 51.2% Stake in Hokkaido Air System

Hokkaido Air System announced that it has become a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, with JAL acquiring 51.2% of the shares in Hokkaido Air Systems.
The regional carrier was founded in 1997, and operates domestic service from its base in Hokkaido, Japan.  It currently has a fleet of three Saab 340B aircraft.
Japan Airlines is the flag carrier of Japan, and was founded in 1951.  It has its main hubs at Tokyo Narita …