Category: Air France

Ultra-Low Cost Airlines: Coming And Going

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The only constant in the airline industry, particularly on the international front, is change. New low-cost startup airlines seem to launch every day, although that could be in the face of the one that started last year ending this year. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but the air transportation is one of …

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Using Proprietary Card “Currency” For The Best Seats

Credit card rewards aren’t just points and miles. Most of the major card issuers can get you cash or travel rewards, but some pay in their own “proprietary” currency, as well. You’ve probably heard of them: American Express has Membership Rewards (MR) points; Citibank has ThankYou points (TYP); Chase has Ultimate Rewards (UR). The rationale …

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Global Airline Updates

All kinds of fun tidbits today, with most of it international, or at least affecting international travel. American Adding Premium Economy to International Coach For those American Airlines passengers who want something more than coach but don’t really feel like paying five figures for a seven-hour flight, fear not, they’re coming to the rescue! But …

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Five Reasons to Go to Paris

Friday afternoon, I was speaking with a friend of mine in Paris as she was walking down the street. A few minutes into the conversation, she burst out laughing: She had seen a man walking a pig. She made me wait while she went over to talk to the owner and pet his little Gaston …

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Bad Timing on Lost Bags, French Nudists and United Goodies…

It was a bad week to be an airline executive… A Case of Bad Timing… It’s never good when an airline loses your bags.  But it could be worse, you could be the baggage handler who misplaced the CEO’s luggage. Last week, Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden admitted that this happened to him on his …

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