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Dubai is to become the capital of couture as two of the world’s most iconic fashion houses set to launch their new luxury hotels in the emirate. The Palazzo Versace Hotel and the Armani Hotel will offer the ultimate in designer luxury living, featuring an array of fabulous facilities and lavishly designed interiors fit for [...]
There has been a lot of stuff out there written about United Airlines, and most of it isn’t positive. We’re all familiar with the United Breaks Guitars video (the second of three is out on YouTube, by the way), and the infamous “Untied” complaint website has been a thorn in the airline’s side for many [...]
Continental Airlines has announced plans to begin new non-stop service from its Houston hub to Edmonton International Airport beginning November 1. The daily flight is the 11th Canadian destination to be served by Continental and the airline’s fourth Canadian destination from Houston.
The service will be operated using a Boeing 737-500 aircraft with 114 seats. The [...]
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a press release that said that a New York-based startup, Baltia Air Lines, had signed a letter of intent to purchase a Boeing 747. Who the heck is Baltia? I did a little research (mostly in the form of 10-Q filings with the SEC) and turned up some [...]
I had known that Southwest Airlines was going to start service from Boston for a while, but it wasn’t until my good friend Dan at Things in the Sky talked more about it that I started thinking about how I could go and see it happen. Dan kindly sent a last-minute email to the wonderful [...]
Some interesting news today – US Airways has announced that it is going to swap slots with Delta and get some international routes from them as well. Under the terms of the deal, which is still pending regulatory approval, US Airways gains 42 pairs of slots at Washington’s Reagan Airport and will be able to [...]
A luxury resort in San Diego is offering rooms for $19 a night. Yes, that’s right. But there is a catch – you have to sleep in a tent.
The staff at the Rancho Bernardo Inn will remove the mattress and headboard and provide a small tent instead. In order to reduce the regular room rate [...]
I didn’t know about this until it was pointed out to me yesterday (thanks to @derekwhit and @melissaiscool on Twitter), but it seems that for the last couple of months, United Airlines has set up a ’spin the wheel’ setup at key airports. More after these pictures from FlyerTalk:Apparently, you can spin the wheel and [...]