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Oneworld to Offer Southern Hemisphere Round-the-World Ticket

Oneworld to Offer Southern Hemisphere Round-the-World Ticket

The oneworld alliance announced a new Explorer round-the-world fare that includes flights solely in the southern hemisphere.
The new fare became possible thanks to the recent start of service by Latam Airlines between São Paulo, Brazil and Johannesburg, South Africa. It marks the first time a circumnavigation of the globe south of the equator will be possible on oneworld member carriers.
The new Explorer fare will cover three continents, namely Australia, South …

Air Berlin Offering Status Match to U.S. Residents

Air Berlin Offering Status Match to U.S. Residents

Air Berlin announced its topbonus frequent flyer program is offering a status match to frequent flyers residing in the United States with elite status on non-oneworld member airlines.
The airline, which has three tiers, namely silver, gold, and platinum, will match those with the lowest status on another airline to topbonus Silver, and those with middle or top tier status on another airline to topbonus Gold. A match to topbonus Platinum …

Oneworld Expands Options for Global Explorer Round-the-World Fares

Oneworld Expands Options for Global Explorer Round-the-World Fares

The oneworld alliance announced the addition of the destinations of three airlines to its Global Explorer round-the-world fare.
Effective December 1, 2015, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan, and Jetstar Pacific flights will be available when purchasing a Global Explorer fare. The move adds 15 destinations and two hubs – Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore – to the 1,150 destinations in over 150 countries already available.
Global Explorer includes all destinations offered by …

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Top 3 Airlines in Traffic for 2014

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Top 3 Airlines in Traffic for 2014

Two U.S. airlines and one in Asia carried more passengers than any others last year, according to figures published by the International Air Transport Association on Wednesday.
Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and China Southern Airlines were the top three airlines in the world, the same rankings as 2013, based on the number of scheduled passengers carried, according to statistics published by the IATA.  Additionally, all three airlines showed substantial increases …

Lobby Bar – June 26: Priority Lavatories, Airport Zits, and Stealing Italy

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Lobby Bar – A Poorly Translated Summary of FBT News and Views
Witness history.  Join Jesse Sokolow for a tour of the best parts of Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice.  We recommend visiting Venice in 1950, when Roosevelt authorized the air lifting of several canals out of coastal Italy and into Los Angeles.  You can borrow our time machine for $15,000 an hour, plus fuel.
Two-face.  Follow Jonathan Spira to the …

Oneworld Introduces Oneworld Priority

Oneworld Introduces Oneworld Priority

The oneworld alliance announced that it will introduce new oneworld Priority branding, signage that will highlight and show travelers where in airports oneworld members can access the alliance’s various benefits, including priority check-in, security checks, lounges, and boarding.
Oneworld Priority will have designated Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby (oneworld’s three member status tiers) symbols to help direct members to where they will receive their benefits. Airline loyalty program members of oneworld member …

Lobby Bar – December 5: Doggy-Paddling the Pacific, Economic Nursery Rhymes and In-Flight Futbol

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The Lobby Bar – A Silly Little Summary of FBT News and Views 
History 101.  Jesse Sokolow recounts great moments in travel history for the month of December.  December has seen some of the most devastating hotel fires in history, many of which occurred on December 31.  Apparently guests really want to set off New Year’s Eve fireworks out of their windows, only to face the consequences of their actions – …