Category Archives for Airports.

News of the Day: Delta changes partner earning and Airtran kicks off school group

Delta announced a change in earning on partners effective Sept 1, 2013.  The most notable being that Korean Air no longer accumulates Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) which is quite odd for a full partner in an alliance.  Even Alaska, not even a member of Skyteam still allows full MQM earning. Gary and Lucky give some…

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Charlotte Flight Attendants Civil Disobediance over knives

Charlotte Flight Attendants protest TSA’s change in policy about knives. But flight attendants don’t want that to happen. They protested a proposal to change the TSA policy at Charlotte Douglas Airport on Thursday. They’re also pushing the “No Knives Act of 2013″ to permanently ban knives in the passenger cabin. Glenda Tally with the Association…

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What makes a great airline lounge

Instead of responding to Gary Leff’s blog post in the comments I decided to post on my own blog. He asserts: Bare minimum acceptable: requires free wireless internet, ample seating, power, snacks, and ticketing assistance (useful for irregular operations, same-day changes, upgrade issues). Superior: showers, hot food, ‘plus’ services World class: restaurant, spa, escort to…

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