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United Enhances MileagePlus Carbon Offset Program for Earth Month

United Enhances MileagePlus Carbon Offset Program for Earth Month

United Airlines announced an expansion of its carbon-offset program.  The service offers environmentally conscious customers the option to purchase offsets for both commercial flights and freight shipments. The enhancement is an expansion of the company’s existing offset calculator program, which was developed last year with Sustainable Travel International, an NGO specializing in sustainable tourism.
The enhancement rollout, released for Earth Month, allows United MileagePlus members to redeem miles for offsets to …

American Airlines Flagship Lounge Los Angeles International Airport – Review

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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 Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
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 …

Westin Los Angeles Airport – Hotel Review

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My first-ever mileage run found me in Los Angeles at a midway point and, given the early morning flight to London the next day, it made perfect sense to stay at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel.  “We have you in a very quiet Club Room on the 11th floor,” the pleasant receptionist said as I checked in.  “Does that mean it isn’t facing the runway?” I replied.
Why would anyone …

Korean Air Debuts New Lounge at LAX

Korean Air Debuts New Lounge at LAX

Korean Air announced the opening of its new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. The lounge, which is located on the fifth floor of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, is open to Prestige and first class passengers and SkyTeam members.
The new 14,208 square foot (1,320 square meter) lounge contains 305 seats, four private lounge rooms, shower facilities, and a balcony that overlooks the terminal below. The entrance to the lounge …

Air Canada Rouge to Add New Flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix

Air Canada Rouge to Add New Flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix

Air Canada rouge announced it will begin operating routes currently operated by Air Canada linking Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto to various cities in the United States.  The change will start this spring.
From Calgary, Air Canada rouge will take over service to Las Vegas on April 28, to Los Angeles on May 1, and to Phoenix on December 17.  Service between Calgary and both Las Vegas and Phoenix will be daily, …

Southwest to Add Service from Reagan National to 7 New Destinations

Southwest to Add Service from Reagan National to 7 New Destinations

Southwest Airlines announced it will launch new service between Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport and seven new destinations later this year. The airline also plans to increase service on existing routes from the Washington airport.
On August 10, Southwest will begin daily nonstop service between Washington and Chicago Midway, Nashville, and New Orleans. The Chicago-Washington service will operate six times a day, while the Nashville-Washington service will operate thrice daily, and …