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Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in 2011

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in 2011

As the year draws to a close, we present our year-end recap of the Frequent Business Traveler articles that resonated most strongly with you in 2011.
The pieces range from reviews of flights aboard some of the most-talked-about new commercial aircraft, to test drives of luxury cars, to your takes on what hotels aren’t doing right.
1.)        Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal
Jonathan Spira gets the scoop from then …

Munich Airport VIP Wing – Review

Munich Airport VIP Wing – Review

Air travel – and airports – once were indeed glamorous, but today, long security lines, crowded airline lounges, and indifferent staff make that image seem like another world.
It is possible, however, to recapture some of that glamour – for a small fee.  Airports in cities from London (Heathrow) to Singapore (Changi) to Munich offer a very different arrival and/or departure experience for those willing to foot the bill.
This past June, …

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards is offering new promotions for earning miles and nights, and has also partnered with Virgin America’s Elevate frequent-flyer program.
With the Marriott Rewards MegaMiles promotion, members can earn 2,000 bonus frequent-flyer miles per stay, starting with the second stay, up to 50,000 bonus miles. The more than 25 airlines participating include Air Canada, Air China, Avianca-TACA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, JAL, Jet Airways, KLM/Air France, Lufthansa, …

Air France A380 New York JFK to Paris Affaires Business Class Review

Air France A380 New York JFK to Paris Affaires Business Class Review

Four airlines occupy Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, including Air France, which currently operates four flights to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris daily. A fifth flight is operated by Delta Air Lines as a code share with Air France.
One of the flights is AF007, which is an Airbus A380 route. Air France was a launch customer for this particular aircraft, which debuted …

Lufthansa Updates FlyNet In-Flight Internet

Lufthansa Updates FlyNet In-Flight Internet

We last looked at Lufthansa’s FlyNet in-flight Internet offering in the spring and Germany’s flagship carrier has been busy equipping more long-haul aircraft with FlyNet and improving the service.
In conjunction with Panasonic Avionics and Deutsche Telekom, FlyNet was relaunched in 2010; the original FlyNet was available from 2004-2006.
Our Lufthansa FlyNet FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has been updated with the latest information from Lufthansa on where and when FlyNet is available.
Updates …

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport’s new 2011/2012 Winter Timetable, which goes into effect on October 30, in tandem with the time change in Germany, features expanded flight services from the airlines who are using the extra capacity available following the recent inauguration of Frankfurt Airport’s new Runway Northwest.
In intercontinental traffic, Lufthansa will return to Rio de Janeiro, with five flights per week. Lufthansa last served this route from Frankfurt in 2005. Effective January …

Lufthansa Unveils Thinner, Lighter Seats With More Legroom – Review

Lufthansa Unveils Thinner, Lighter Seats With More Legroom – Review

Two weeks ago, I traveled on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Brussels and something looked different. At first glance, it seemed as if all of the seats had been pushed closer together and indeed they had, but that was only part of the story.  In fact, the Airbus A319’s entire interior had been completely redone.
The Neue Europa Kabine (New European Cabin) was first announced in 2010 and features an …