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Aeromexico to Offer All-Dreamliner Service to London

Aeromexico to Offer All-Dreamliner Service to London

Aeromexico announced plans to inaugurate all-Dreamliner service on flights to London’s Heathrow Airport beginning this week.
The move will increase the airline’s capacity on its Mexico City-London flights by 40%.  Flights will operate out of Terminal 4 at Heathrow, which is dedicated to airlines that are members of the SkyTeam alliance.
Aeromexico’s Dreamliners have 32 fully lie-flat seats in Clase Premier, the airline’s business-class cabin.  The seats are arranged in a 2-2-2 …

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Los Angeles International Airport – Review


My first visit to American Airlines’ Flagship Lounge at LAX was the morning after American’s inaugural flights of its new Airbus A321T transcon subfleet aircraft.  I had flown out on the inaugural flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and my second flight on the brand new plane was to come roughly 12 hours after the first.
My visit to the Flagship Lounge started with Flagship Check-in.   American offers …

Lobby Bar – April 11: Motorcycle Maintenance, Downton, High Fashion, and Detained Editors


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The butler did it.  Jonathan Spira returns from an extended stay in England, departing Heathrow from Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing and flying in Upper Class.  In other news, U.S. immigration officials reported the detainment of a travel magazine editor for trying to smuggle through a butler in his luggage.
Come away with me.  Paul Riegler discovers …

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


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 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


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 …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines announced that members of its Mileage Plan frequent flyer program can now earn double points on British Airways-operated flights between Seattle and London Heathrow through June 24 of this year.  British Airways offers 10 flights a week between the two cities.
In order to qualify for the double points, passengers must be enrolled in Alaska’s Mileage Plan program, and must also register for the promotion through Alaska Airlines’ website …