Four Seasons Osaka Opens August 2024 With Cool Modern Ryokan Rooms
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by Ben Schlappig
19h ago
Reservations have recently opened for the Four Seasons Osaka, which should set the standard for luxury hotels in one of Japan’s biggest cities. Details of the new Four Seasons Osaka The Four Seasons Osaka is accepting reservations for stays as of August 1, 2024. The Four Seasons Osaka will be located in the One Dojima Project. With accommodations being on floors 28-35 of the building, you can expect panoramic views from all rooms. The Four Seasons Osaka will feature a total of 175 guest rooms and suites. As you’d expect, all the rooms look super luxurious, and they’re also quite generously siz ..read more
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India’s IndiGo Introducing Business Class
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by Ben Schlappig
20h ago
IndiGo, which is India’s largest airline in terms of number of passengers flown, has announced plans to introduce business class this year. However, as of now there are more questions than answers. IndiGo plans business class product Since commencing operations in 2006, IndiGo has operated as a low cost carrier, and hasn’t offered a premium cabin experience. That’s about to change. IndiGo plans to introduce a business class product before the end of 2024. So far the airline hasn’t revealed all that many details, though is promising that more will be announced around August. IndiGo describes th ..read more
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Review: TAP Air Portugal Business Class Airbus A330-900neo (MIA-LIS)
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by Ben Schlappig
21h ago
For the first segment of our trip to Geneva, we flew TAP Air Portugal’s Airbus A330-900neo business class on the 7hr45min overnight flight from Miami (MIA) to Lisbon (LIS). TAP Air Portugal has done a phenomenal job modernizing its long haul fleet in recent years, and this was my first time flying the carrier’s flagship aircraft. Let’s be honest, TAP Air Portugal doesn’t exactly have a great reputation, and is viewed by some as being somewhere between a low cost carrier and full service carrier. For that matter, my past experiences with the airline weren’t exactly great, with generally subpar ..read more
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JetBlue & British Airways Plan Partnership: Major Or No Big Deal?
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by Ben Schlappig
1d ago
JetBlue and British Airways are planning to launch a partnership. The question is, does this suggest that the situation between American and British Airways is souring a bit, or does this point to JetBlue maybe eventually joining oneworld? JetBlue & British Airways want to codeshare on flights JetBlue and British Airways have filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requesting permission to launch a reciprocal codeshare agreement. The airlines intend to have a codeshare agreement on 92 routes initially, though once approved, they can expand the codeshare at will: JetBlue would c ..read more
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Four Seasons Mallorca At Formentor Opening August 2024
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by Ben Schlappig
2d ago
In 2021, Four Seasons announced plans to open a property in Mallorca, Spain. There’s now a major update, as the hotel is expected to open this summer, and should be accepting reservations soon. Basics of the Four Seasons Mallorca at Formentor Four Seasons and Emin Capital (a private equity firm focused on hospitality and real estate) are partnering to open the Four Seasons Mallorca at Formentor. The hotel will open for public reservations as of May 31, 2024, though Four Seasons Preferred Partner agents will have access to reservations as of May 28, 2024. For some background on this historic pr ..read more
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Southwest Airlines Now On Google Flights!
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by Ben Schlappig
2d ago
Here’s a very consumer friendly change when it comes to being able to comparison shop fares on Southwest Airlines… Southwest fares now display on Google Flights Google Flights is the most useful website for booking airfare. You can compare fares across a variety of airlines, search availability for months at a time, filter results in all kinds of ways, and even set price tracking alerts. For those using Google Flights in the United States, there has been one major omission — up until now, Southwest Airlines fares haven’t displayed on Google Flights or most online travel agencies, so there has ..read more
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Caught On Camera: Delta Baggage Handlers Throw Golf Clubs
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by Ben Schlappig
2d ago
In a scenario that’s all too familiar, a video is going viral of Delta baggage handlers being rough with checked bags. In this case it’s not just any old bags, though, but rather golf clubs… Baggage handlers seen tossing golf clubs East Tennessee State Men’s Golf has posted a video to X/Twitter, showing how Delta baggage handlers unloaded their golf clubs from the aircraft, as they were traveling for the NCAA Championships. The 24-second clip has been viewed millions of times, and shows baggage handlers aggressively tossing the golf bags across the apron, and then onto the cart. The cart on wh ..read more
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Alaska Airlines Adds Hot Meals In Economy (For Purchase)
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by Ben Schlappig
2d ago
Alaska Airlines is improving its food for purchase program in economy, putting other US airlines to shame. Alaska Airlines selling hot meals in economy Effective immediately, Alaska Airlines has started selling hot meals in economy on most flights over 1,100 miles, excluding redeye flights. These flights feature up to five dishes, including at least one hot option. So, what kind of hot menu items can we expect? It depends on the route: For breakfast flights that are eastbound and to Hawaii, you can expect a carnitas breakfast bowl, featuring slow-roasted pull pork and salsa verde, with a side ..read more
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How To Redeem Finnair Plus Avios For Best Value
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by Ben Schlappig
2d ago
Avios is a well known points currency, used by a variety of frequent flyer programs, including British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, Finnair Plus, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and Aer Lingus AerClub. The Avios currency gives you quite a bit of flexibility, since you can transfer the rewards between all of the participating loyalty schemes. So it’s worth understanding the sweet spots of each program, so you can decide under what circumstances you should redeem rewards through there, rather than transferring them to another “flavor” of Avios. I’ve written about the best uses of British A ..read more
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Air France Concierge: New Paid Service At Paris Charles De Gaulle
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by Ben Schlappig
2d ago
Air France has introduced a new concierge service at its Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub. This is intended to simplify the airport experience for passengers, at a cost. Think of it as being along the lines of American Five Star Service or Delta VIP Select. Details of Air France concierge service at CDG As of June 11, 2024, Air France is offering three concierge service packages for passengers traveling through Charles de Gaulle Airport. Before we cover the details of each of these packages, let’s cover the basics: This is open to all Air France passengers traveling in economy, premium econo ..read more
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