The Business Traveler's Corner

Decoding the World of Airline Classes

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on May 11, 2018 6:57:31 PM

Basic Economy, Economy Premium, Business Class, First Class… buckle your seatbelts and enjoy the guide! 

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Topics: Travel Management company, business travelers, first class travelers, Travel Tips, corporate travel, Travel News

Traveling for the holidays? New security screenings increase wait times up to 3 hours

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Nov 22, 2017 2:08:32 PM

 

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Topics: Travel News

Trump Travel Ban extended to Venezuela & other countries

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Sep 27, 2017 5:43:30 PM

On Sunday, September 24th, the Trump administration announced new, permanent restrictions on travel from 8 countries. An updated version of the travel ban signed earlier this year maintains the ban on 5 countries from the previous list, and adds 3 new countries: North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela. Sudan, included in the previous travel ban, is having its restrictions lifted immediately.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel News, Travel Risk Management

Increased security measures in domestic airports add extra travel time

Posted by Ella Tabares on Aug 2, 2017 10:46:15 AM

Big changes are coming to the United States Aviation Security screenings as security becomes a top concern in these volatile times. New procedures in airports are being rolled in around the world and domestically in order to increase traveler safety. Below we outline what to expect the next time you fly, as well as what the DHS and TSA are doing to prevent aviation-related terrorist attacks.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel News, Duty of Care

Trump travel ban affects business travelers

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Jun 27, 2017 11:26:59 AM

The Supreme Court has ruled to allow the Trump administration to enforce the controversial 90-day travel ban on travelers from select Muslim countries.  Overturning the lower courts that blocked it back in March, the executive order initially called for travel restrictions over the course of a 90-day period. The order now puts limits on who can arrive from six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel News

American Airlines "unhappy" about Qatar Airways approach to buy 10% of company

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Jun 22, 2017 7:08:49 PM

American Airlines has announced that it received an unsolicited approach from Qatar Airways to acquire a 10% stake in the company. In a response letter to AA employees, American CEO Doug Parker called the offer puzzling but explained that ultimately there’s nothing he can do about it.

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Topics: Travel News

Gulf airlines suspending all flights to Doha as countries cut diplomatic ties

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Jun 5, 2017 2:06:58 PM

The Gulf airlines have announced that as their countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, they will be suspending all services to the country’s airports starting June 6th.

As of early Monday morning, an alliance of the Gulf countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt has announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, halting all air, ground and sea routes to the country. In addition, the Maldives, Yemen and Libya have announced they are cutting diplomatic ties as well.

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Topics: Travel News, Business Travel, Duty of Care

Jan-Apr 2017: Fly AA Business Class for Economy Fare!

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Dec 23, 2016 1:32:40 PM

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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Topics: Insider, Travel Tips, Travel News

Emirates launches new route from Ft. Lauderdale to Dubai

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Dec 16, 2016 7:46:32 AM

Emirates Airlines, based out of the U.A.E. is launching another non-stop service route from the US. Today, on December 15th, the inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale International Airport will take off, marking the 11th non-stop service from the US to Dubai for the airline.

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Topics: Travel News, Business Travel

Delta's New Business Class: Is it worth it?

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Aug 22, 2016 1:58:30 PM

On the heels of a massive system wide power outage that resulted in the cancellation of thousands of flights and stranded travelers last week, Delta has announced that it will be the first airline to have an all suite business class cabin, named the Delta One Suite, complete with sliding full-length privacy doors for each suite. Regularly a feature reserved for first class cabins, the trend began with Emirates, followed by Etihad and Singapore Airlines, Delta is truly elevating the business class experience.

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Topics: Travel News, Business Travel

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