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Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Virgin America to Launch Dallas Love Field-Austin Flights

Virgin America to Launch Dallas Love Field-Austin Flights

 
Virgin America announced it will begin new flights from Dallas Love Field to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on April 28.  The carrier will operate the service five times a day.
Flights will depart Dallas at 8:50 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 2:55 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 9:05 p.m., arriving in Austin at 9:40 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:50 p.m., and 9:55 p.m., respectively.  From Austin, flights will depart 7:15 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 2:40 …

Lobby Bar – December 19: Macadamia Melancholy, Pac-Man tries Ravioli, XXXL Santa, and Oui Drive

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The Lobby Bar – A Morally Ambiguous Summary of FBT News and Views
I could eat a…  With Winter Storm Jeremy just around the corner, Jesse Sokolow has some fine tips for dealing with holiday travel.  While you could try to travel ahead of time or take a train rather than a plane, why don’t you consider walking?  Nobody cancels roads, and while it might take a few weeks to reach …

Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin American announced the launch of new daily seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday.  In addition, the airline said that it will be adding a second weekly flight to its seasonal service between JFK and Palm Springs, California.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale depart at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 11:05 a.m.  Flights from Fort Lauderdale to …

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America announced that it has completed the upgrade of all of its aircraft to Gogo’s ATG-4 in-flight Internet service.
Gogo’s new ATG-4 service is significantly faster than the original ATG system.  ATG-4 supports three times the peak bandwidth to the aircraft, or 9.8 Mbps versus 3.1.
Virgin currently has 53 Airbus A320 family aircraft in its fleet.  The airline performed its final ATG-4 installation this week on an Airbus A319 plane …

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express announced plans to offer some of its card members free access to Gogo in-flight Internet starting next year.
The Gogo Preferred Program, which will only be available from American Express, will give holders of the company’s Business Platinum Card ten Gogo in-flight passes per calendar year.
The service will be available Gogo-enabled aircraft on eight airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US …

Virgin America Load Factor Up Slightly in October

Virgin America Load Factor Up Slightly in October

Virgin America announced operational results for October 2014.
The airline’s total traffic for the month was 810 million revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 1.1% from 819 million RPMs in October 2013.
The carrier’s total capacity for October also decreased, down 2.7% to 988 million available seat miles, or ASMs, from 1.015 billion ASMs in the same month of last year.
Meanwhile, Virgin’s passenger load factor increased by 1.3 percentage …