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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 13, 2014

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The weekend is here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week.  Here are five stories that we think you’ll want to read.
1.) Paul Riegler gives us the scoop on the Executive Road Warrior Web Defender.  The free browser plug-in blocks known malware websites and helps keep your computer safe.
2.) An FBT raffle gives readers a …

Delta Opens New Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Opens New Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines announced the opening of the Delta Arrivals Lounge at Terminal 3 of London Heathrow.  The lounge is open to all BusinessElite (soon to be Delta One) and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members arriving from the United States.
The new facility offers a variety of breakfast items such as Starbucks coffee, fruit, pastries, yogurt, and cereals.  The lounge also has a business center, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

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The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: November 29, 2014

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend, the guests are gone, the dishes are put away, and no one wants to hear the words “turkey fricassee.” Here are five stories you might have missed while basting the turkey.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Sofitel Philadelphia, noting that a visit to a Sofitel anywhere in the world is also partially a visit to France. The combination of comfortable surroundings and excellent service make for a memorable …

Delta Adds Private Drive-Through Check-In at London Heathrow

Delta Adds Private Drive-Through Check-In at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines announced that it is now offering a private, drive-through check-in for business-class passengers flying out of London’s Heathrow Airport.
Passengers will be able to be dropped off at Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing, a private terminal that is accessed via a series of remote-controlled stanchions.  Delta is promising its passengers that they will go from car to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge in ten minutes, thanks to a …

American’s US Airways Unit to Launch Daytime London-Philly Route

American’s US Airways Unit to Launch Daytime London-Philly Route

American Airlines announced plans to operate a daytime flight linking Philadelphia and London next spring.  The flight will be operated by its US Airway subsidiary.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 9:55 a.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 10:10 p.m.  Flights from London will depart at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Philadelphia at 11:35 a.m.
American will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
On Friday, Delta Air Lines announced that …