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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 …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

SriLankan Airlines to Join Oneworld in May

SriLankan Airlines to Join Oneworld in May

SriLankan Airlines announced it will become a member of oneworld alliance on May 1 of this year.
Once the airline joins, Platinum members will hold Emerald status in the oneworld program, while Gold members will hold Sapphire status and FlySmiLes Classic members will hold Ruby status.
In addition, members of the airline’s FlySmiles frequent flyer program will be able to earn and redeem miles on other oneworld member carrier-operated flights, while top …

Joint Business Venture Between Finnair, BA, JAL to Begin April 1

Joint Business Venture Between Finnair, BA, JAL to Begin April 1

Finnair, British Airways, and Japan Airlines announced that they will officially begin joint business venture flights on April 1.  The arrangement, which was approved by Japanese regulators last October, will allow the carriers to share revenue, as well as coordinate schedules and fares on flights between Europe and Japan.
Tickets for the joint business venture flights are now available for purchase.
Currently, Finnair offers daily service between Helsinki and Tokyo, as well …

SriLankan Airlines to Join Oneworld Later this Year

SriLankan Airlines to Join Oneworld Later this Year

SriLankan Airlines announced that it will join oneworld alliance later this year.  In addition, the carrier said that it has agreed to codeshare with two other oneworld members, namely Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines.
When SriLankan Airlines joins oneworld, it will add three new destinations to the alliance’s network: Kochi, Tiruchirappalli, and Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Once SriLankan is in oneworld, members of the airline’s FlySmiles frequent flyer program will be able to earn …