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New Oneworld Lounge Opens at LAX

New Oneworld Lounge Opens at LAX

Qantas, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific Airways announced the opening of a new lounge for all oneworld member airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.  The facility is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and managed principally by Qantas.
The lounge is open to first and business-class ticket-holders traveling on flights operated by any oneworld member airline, as well as passengers who hold Emerald or Sapphire status in any oneworld member …

Dallas-Sydney, World’s Longest Flight, to Upgrade to World’s Largest Aircraft

Dallas-Sydney, World’s Longest Flight, to Upgrade to World’s Largest Aircraft

Qantas Airways announced that it will operate its non-stop Dallas/Fort Worth-Sydney flight with an Airbus A380 aircraft this fall.
The 8,580-mile (13,800-kilometer) voyage became the longest scheduled commercial flight in the world by distance, after Singapore Airlines discontinued non-stop service between Singapore and Newark and Singapore and Los Angeles late last year.  The two flights were 9,520 miles (15,300 kilometers) and 8,760 (14,100 kilometers) respectively.
Qantas Flight 7 leaves Sydney Kingsford Smith …

SriLankan Joins Oneworld

SriLankan Joins Oneworld

SriLankan Airlines announced it is set to become a member of the oneworld alliance on Thursday.  The carrier will be the first from the Indian subcontinent to join a global airline alliance.
Members of SriLankan’s FlySmiles frequent flyer program will be able to earn and redeem miles on other oneworld member carrier-operated flights, while top tier members will have access to the alliance’s airport lounges.  In addition, members of other oneworld …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, and credit card loyalty program. Balloting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have a final opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel-related Web …

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 …

TAM Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance

TAM Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance

TAM Airlines, which merged with LAN Airlines in 2012, announced Monday that it has joined the oneworld alliance. The Brazilian carrier’s membership adds 45 new destinations to oneworld’s global network.
Members of TAM’s frequent flyer program, TAM Fidelidade, should have received new membership cards with the oneworld logo prior to the change.  TAM Fidelidade Black and Red Plus members now hold Emerald status, the top level, in the oneworld program.  Red …

US Airways Exits Star Alliance and Joins Oneworld

US Airways Exits Star Alliance and Joins Oneworld

US Airways completed its last full day in Star Alliance Sunday and became a full member of the oneworld alliance at the stroke of midnight.  The airline immediately began to offer its frequent flyer program members the opportunity to earn bonus miles by flying on oneworld airlines starting Monday.
Star Alliance, founded in 1997, is considered the world’s largest airline alliance and currently has 28 members and a total of 4,701 …