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American Express to Debut New Centurion Lounge Concept in Seattle

American Express to Debut New Centurion Lounge Concept in Seattle

American Express announced it will open its first Centurion Studio, a new, smaller version of the company’s Centurion Lounge concept, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport next year.
The Centurion Studio will have charging stations, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet and snacks and beverages.
Access to the space will be complimentary for Centurion and Platinum Card members, as well as their immediate family members or one travel companion.
Earlier this month, American Express opened …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Washington Dulles Service Next Spring

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Washington Dulles Service Next Spring

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop flights between Seattle and Washington Dulles International Airport on March 11 next year.  Once the new flights begin, Alaska will offer service from Seattle to all three Washington D.C.-area airports, including Washington Reagan and Baltimore/Washington International.
Flights will depart Seattle at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 5:20 p.m.  From Dulles, flights, will depart at 6:20 p.m., and arrive in …

Seattle’s Museum of Flight Gets Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Seattle’s Museum of Flight Gets Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing donated a 787 Dreamliner to the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Saturday.
The aircraft is one of the original Dreamliner flight test airplanes, known as ZA003.  The aircraft was first used for the 787 flight test and certification program and then for the Dream Tour, which in 2011 and 2012 introduced the plane to aviation enthusiasts and frequent travelers in 23 countries across the globe.
At a ceremony at the …

Delta Launches Porsche Transfer Program at LaGuardia, Seattle-Tacoma, Detroit

Delta Launches Porsche Transfer Program at LaGuardia, Seattle-Tacoma, Detroit

Delta Air Lines announced it will expand its Porsche passenger service to new York’s LaGuardia Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Detroit Metropolitan Airport this month.
Delta began its program, which it says is intended to “transport select high-value customers from gate to gate,” at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2011.  Today, it does 75 customer transfers there each day and the program has since expanded to additional airports.  Last year, the …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seasonal Flights to Mexico from Seattle and Portland

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seasonal Flights to Mexico from Seattle and Portland

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new seasonal service this month to various points in Mexico from Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
Beginning November 4, the airline will launch flights from Portland to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The service will run through April 26, 2015.
Flights are scheduled to operate four times a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, through November 18, when the Saturday flights will cease operation.  Flights from Portland …

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 11, 2014

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in landscape mode

The second weekend in October is upon us, giving you time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should command your attention.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Find out some good and bad things about the new iPhone and if the screen really is too big.
2.) Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren boards Condor’s new business class, flying from …