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Fly First Class to Hawaii in Northwest Airline’s Sleeper Seats

If you want to fly First Class for the long flight from the mainland to Hawaii, consider departing from the “North Star State.” Northwest is using a new, internationally configured A330 on its Minneapolis-Honolulu route (one flight daily). This is arguably the best airline seat... more >>


First Class to the Caribbean for 11 Cents

Depending on your departure city, you can forget 2-for-1s for your Caribbean holiday. For instance, now you can fly Los Angeles to Jamaica for only 11 cents per mile. more >>


Making Your Miles Go Further In These Hyperinflationary Times

Have you noticed it’s getting harder to ‘spend’ your airline miles? (That’s a rhetorical question.) And that even when you can spend them, how they seem to buy less? The aviation industry is fast becoming the inflation industry – make that the hyperinflation industry – when it comes to frequent flyer miles. It now has 15 trillion unredeemed miles on its books. more >>


Up to 10,000 Bonus OnePass Miles on Continental Business Class to Asia

If you plan to visit the Far East from the East Coast, here’s a way to make a nice deposit to your OnePass miles account in the process ... more >>


Rare Domestic First Class Airfare War through Friday

It’s been a long summer with little relief from high fares, as airlines have made hanging onto a buck into an Olympic sport. Four airlines, however, are loosening the grip on premium fares to close the season with a rare special on domestic Business and First Class travel, offering fares as low as $134, one-way. more >>


Continental’s OnePass Mines Silver and Gold Elites for Fees

With most major airlines finding new ways to tax the loyalty of their mileage program members (of little value to economy class travelers nowadays), Continental had been unexpectedly quiet … until now. more >>


Holiday Business Class Fares Begin to Europe, But It’s Not Time to Bite

The backyard barbeque is barely warmed up, yet one airline is already trying to tempt you with some year-end holiday fares. Continental wins the 2008 award for early kickoff of turkey-season travel, with round-trip Business Class fares to Europe starting at just $1,020 (plus taxes) for November travel; $1,220 in December/January. more >>


Two Airlines Join Discount Business Class Fares to Europe Scene—But Don't Jump Yet!

I've closely tracked summer discount Business Class fares to Europe since they began, and I can tell you that this year's deals seem predictable, and good ... more >>


Continental Airlines' OnePass and Budget Team for 9,999 Bonus Miles Promo

For a limited time, you can earn 9,999 bonus miles when you rent with Budget for five consecutive days or more. That’s a tempting offer¬—let’s look at the fine print... more >>


Continental Business Class Flights Skyrocket with OnePass

Continental Airlines recently announced "'updates" to its OnePass mileage program, making an uninviting program more costly. Effective Feb. 1, 2008, the changes (mainly increases in reward levels), primarily target Business and First Class travelers. more >>


Holiday Business Class Fares to Asia

We're about halfway through the Holiday Fare season, but there's still time to book Business Class seats to Asia at big savings if you act quickly... more >>

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Premium and Elite Carriers Enter Holiday Business Class Fare Fray

If you’re seeking that extra measure of service and comfort of a cheap Business Class flight for your December holiday air travel to Europe, three carriers who know how to pamper--British Airways, Eos, and Virgin--have arrived fashionably late to the party, with fares that represent excellent value. more >>


Discount Business Class Fare War Reaches Boiling Point

Last month we examined the holiday fare war started by Continental and immediately matched by American. Fares start at an amazingly low $900, round-trip, plus taxes. (This year's Thanksgiving fares to European cities are even lower than last.) Now, over eight more carriers have joined in, which works in your favor. Given the state of the dollar, that's something to be thankful for. With so many choices, the goal is getting the best Business Class seat. … more >>


Get a Cheap First Class Ticket to Hawaii Aboard Northwest Airlines

The best cheap First Class ticket to Hawaii can be had for about the same money as coach, with Northwest Airlines. But you won't find it the traditional way. If you call Northwest for a quote on a cheap First Class ticket from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you’ll be told... more >>


Best Premium Economy Seat to London is Aboard Virgin Atlantic

The Best Premium Economy seat to London is Virgin Atlantic's Premium Economy seat. Measuring 21 inches wide, it's the biggest Premium Economy seat by three inches, and equivalent to many other airlines' Business Class seats. Covered in sumptuous purple leather... more >>


Look for Continental Airlines discount Business Class airfares to Europe in December

If you shop carefully for holiday travel, you may find some Continental Airlines discount Business Class airfares from the US to Europe at astonishing low prices. more >>


Discount First Class Airfares to the Caribbean from the Northeast and Midwest

We surveyed over a dozen routes and found that the following destinations have the best discount First Class airfares of $600 to $800 from many US cities: Montego Bay, Santo Domingo, Turks and Caicos, and Bahamas (Nassau). Many other destinations are available... more >>


Discover Discount Business Class Travel to South America Aboard LAN

Here’s a hot discount Business Class airfare for travelers headed to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. LAN Chile has low fares to Guayaquil, Ecuador, the jumping-off point for trips to the Galapagos. American and Continental are matching the airlines Business Class fares ... more >>


Try a United Airlines upgrade for First Class Travel to Hawaii

Upgrade strategies for First Class travel to Hawaii can be more expensive nowadays, owing to some recent changes. One of the best carriers on the mainland to Hawaii route, American Airlines, now imposes a $300 cash surcharge... more >>

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