United Airlines announced they’re buying a new airplane, the CRJ-550 from Bombardier. This 50-seat plane will be built on the CRJ-700 body. And, the Airbus 319 and 320 get more business class seats while the Boeing 767-300ER gets a lot more business class.
It seems to be a great week for crazy fares in business and first class. Just a few days ago we had $700 round-trip business class tickets from Asia to the US. These were super useful for folks who know how to combine some miles with a great flight deal. Alas, that fare died off quickly. Now, we have reports of a $1500 round-trip fare in business class to Australia! According to Ben, availability is wide open. I found the fares pretty quickly on Air New Zealand, but I’ve heard […]
Looking for good news as we head towards the holiday season? Best to look elsewhere than British Airways. Their present for you this holiday is greater fuel surcharges on award flights from the US to Europe. Isn’t that great?
Work and life have me running behind as usual. While we published podcast episodes the last few weeks, I neglected to post about them here. So, you might have missed Jon Nickel-D’Andrea as my guest on the NowBoarding Podcast. Each week, the NowBoarding Podcast sits down with a Boarding Area blogger for 30 minutes to dig deeper into their world. We talk about their travel preferences, favorite (and sometimes least favorite) travel companies and mix in a bit of humor about the crazy world of miles and points that we call […]
Work and life have me running behind as usual. While we published podcast episodes the last few weeks, I neglected to post about them here. So, you might have missed Keri Anderson as my guest on the NowBoarding Podcast. Keri and I have been friends for a number of years, but I still learned a few new things from sitting down with her. She started out traveling when she was in college, traveling internationally on a tight budget, hopping from hostel to hostel. But, when did she really get bitten […]
We don’t hear too many stories where an airline makes a mistake like this and decides to honor it. Hong Kong Airlines appears to have a decent sense of humor and is making the best out of what turns out to be one of the best deals I’ve seen this year.