United Airlines has completely reinvented its International Premium Cabin with its new and highly anticipated Polaris offering. In a consumer survey, they found that the most valued aspect of travel from frequent flyers is getting a comfortable good night’s sleep. In response, the entire concept behind Polaris was built around providing the best sleeping experience in the sky, an elevated comfort from lounge to landing.
Aimed at price sensitive travelers, the big three airlines – Delta, United and American – have officially released Basic Economy fares. Created to compete with low-cost carriers such as Spirit, Frontier, and Southwest, this new booking class strips away the perks of everyday economy travel to reduce prices. While the airlines are not adding a new cabin or section to their aircraft and the fares provide the same in-flight services such as food and beverage, in-flight entertainment, and economy seats, everything else has been reduced to the bare bones. Is it worth it? Perhaps for the price conscious travelers, it is. However for frequent travelers, the costs might outweigh the benefits.
American Airlines’ Business Class is currently one of Brickell Travel's top recommended business class services. Specifically, AA’s 777-300ER is among the best in the industry – unfortunately, it usually only serves long-haul international flights. However, from January to April 2017, American Airlines will be selling this amazing Business Class seat for the price of Economy on domestic routes!
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American Express Global Business Travel's reseller agreement with Concur ended on Sept. 30 without renewal, the companies have confirmed. As such, the mega is no longer among the travel management companies that promote and resell Concur Travel booking technology to new users.
Getting upgraded to business or first class while traveling feels a bit like winning the lottery, you get to comfortably sit with extra legroom, sipping champagne away from screaming infants. These highly coveted seats are hard to come by without paying some hefty fares, but many travelers don’t know that airlines offer a way to get upgraded at bargain prices: by bidding for it. Many airlines get rid of unsold premium cabin space through a bidding process that can get travelers upgraded to premium economy, business or first class.
Businesses have increasingly large numbers of employees traveling for work. While many employers understand the responsibilities that encompass the topic, they do not provide adequate plans and assistance in the event of a natural disaster, civil unrest or medical emergency. Recent tragedies in Orlando, Brussels, and Paris, considered seemingly safe cities, have reminded us of just that.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that it has approved six domestic airlines to begin regularly scheduled flights to Cuba, beginning as early as the fall. Earlier this year, many airlines proposed multiple routes, eager to be the first to provide service to the island.
May marks the month where LATAM Airlines reveals its new aircraft design, among many other changes, including the launch of the inaugural LATAM airplane, since the merger between partners LAN and TAM three years ago. As the company moves towards a unified brand for both carriers, a number of other changes, such as new employee uniforms, airport designs, and new website will roll out this month.