Qatar Airways

The Head Of The Association Of Professional Flight Attendants Must Think Their Members Are Ignorant

For quite a few years now, the Big 3 US airlines and their main lobbying group, Airlines for America, have had a serious problem with the Gulf carriers.  Specifically, they believe Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are receiving sizable subsidies from their respective governments.  They believe this creates a lopsided playing field that US airlines can’t compete on.  The unions of the airlines believe this costs them jobs.  Yesterday we learned Qatar Airways intends to purchase a 10% stake in American Airlines, a publicly held company.  It took many folks […]

Cheap Flights To Costa Rica, Unlimited Uber and Disney World Food & Wine News

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Cheap Flights To Europe, More Hotel Status Matches And Airlines Slashing Baggage Fees

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Cheap Flights To Japan, Stolen Car From A Car-Sharing Service And Delta Up To No Good Again

Today’s Best of the Rest includes a crazy story about a stolen car you need to read. If that’s the only link you click on today, I’ll be happy.

Imploding Casinos, Sub-$50 Hotel Rooms In New York and Other News On Saturday, January 31, 2015

Don’t forget I’m giving away United beverage vouchers and a free Gogo pass. HiltonHHonors is moving to less systemwide promotions.  They announced on Milepoint that they’ll only have 2 this year, but they did not that they plan to have more targeted offers at different parts of the year.  They’ll also have an announcement about the next promo coming up on Milepoint here. Qatar Airways really is shooting for world domination.  So says View From the Wing. An actual nice hotel in New York City proper for under $50 a […]

Middle East Airline Carriers and Amazon Taking Over The World. Friday Travel Tidbits.

Are the Middle East carriers taking over the travel world? Scott McCartney has an interesting article about the aggressive tactics Emirates, et al are employing to grow share from the US to destinations abroad. HT: Loyalty Lobby Quoting from the article: They are winning over customers with service reminiscent of the early days of flying. That means hot towels in economy, plus amenities like onboard showers in first class and a bar in business class. Etihad has flight attendants trained as flying nannies who entertain children from first class, business and […]

Dubai Air Show Yielding Tons of Boeing 777X Orders From Middle East Carriers

The Middle East carriers are pumping up the order books early for Boeing’s new 777X.  First, there was the news of an order from Etihad for 25 777X aircraft.  And, for good measure they tacked on another 30 787s.  The retail value on that order is just North of $25 billion, though Etihad likely got a pretty significant discount. Not to be outdone, Emirates decided to purchase 150 777X planes, at a retail value of $76 billion. Qatar Airways decided to jump in for 50 777X aircraft as well.  There […]