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GlobeRunner: Mark Elias, Reporter and Photographer

GlobeRunner: Mark Elias, Reporter and Photographer

This is the first in Frequent Business Traveler’s GlobeRunners series. With GlobeRunners, we profile the most frequent frequent business travelers across a broad spectrum of industries.  GlobeRunners are those who spend substantial portions of their lives (and amounts of money) in the air, on the road, and checked in.  These expert business  travelers  share their stories, their expertise, and offer their opinions, from favorite airlines and airports, to ways in …

SkyTeam Introduces SkyPriority Priority Services

SkyTeam Introduces SkyPriority Priority Services

SkyTeam announced it would offer SkyPriority services to its best customers from all alliance member airlines.
The services include priority check-in areas, priority baggage drop-off, priority lines at security checkpoints, priority boarding, and priority baggage handling.  The first airports to receive SkyPriority services are Amsterdam, Atlanta, Guangzhou, Nairobi, Shanghai, and Taipei.  Eligible passengers include those who are SkyTeam Elite Plus as well as business- and first-class passengers.
Members of SkyTeam include Aeroflot, …

SkyTeam Opens Shared Check-In Facility at Beijing Capital International Airport

SkyTeam Opens Shared Check-In Facility at Beijing Capital International Airport

The SkyTeam alliance has opened a new shared check-in area at Beijing Capital International Airport’s Terminal 2.
Airlines operating from the new area include alliance members Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Korean Air, and Vietnam Airlines.
The new facility, China’s first such shared check-in area, features 60 check-in desks, including special counters for premium passengers.

TSA Expands PreCheck to New York’s JFK Airport

TSA Expands PreCheck to New York’s JFK Airport

The TSA’s PreCheck trusted traveler program will soon be in place at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The PreCheck program at JFK will be available to American Airlines frequent fliers, as well as U.S. citizens who are participating in the Customs and Border Protections’ Trusted Traveler Program, which, includes Global Entry, Sentri, and Nexus.  The exact date of the implementation at JFK has yet to be determined.
The PreCheck program …

US Airways to Increase Washington, D.C. Flights

US Airways to Increase Washington, D.C. Flights

Beginning March 25, US Airways will add flights between 11 new destinations and Washington Reagan National Airport, and will also boost service between three existing destinations and the airport.
New domestic destinations include Birmingham, Islip, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Memphis, and Tallahassee, while, internationally, US Airways will add service to Ottawa. Additional flights will be added to existing service to Bangor, Savannah, and Hartford. The expansion comes following the completion of US …

Delta Investing $145 Million in New Domestic LaGuardia Hub

Delta Investing $145 Million in New Domestic LaGuardia Hub

Eva Leonard reports live from Delta’s press conference in New York City
As part of a $145 million investment in a new domestic hub at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Delta Air Lines is adding more than 100 new flights, as well as 29 new destinations.
“This is a very competitive market, and we do want to be the competitor of choice,” said Gail Grimmett, a senior vice president at Delta responsible …

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards Announces New Promotions, Virgin America Partnership

Marriott Rewards is offering new promotions for earning miles and nights, and has also partnered with Virgin America’s Elevate frequent-flyer program.
With the Marriott Rewards MegaMiles promotion, members can earn 2,000 bonus frequent-flyer miles per stay, starting with the second stay, up to 50,000 bonus miles. The more than 25 airlines participating include Air Canada, Air China, Avianca-TACA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, JAL, Jet Airways, KLM/Air France, Lufthansa, …