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A new Heathrow airport T5 pro tip. BA Gold members can now access a private check in and security area that used to be reserved for first class passengers only, which has a completely empty security lane and which exits from security directly into the lounge. Literally 3 minutes from arrival at airport to seated in the lounge.
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Jason Goldberg 8 months ago
Scathing review of United's new Polaris business class by The Points Guy.

"United’s Polaris Business class was easily the worst business-class experience I’ve had. The Pros: a packed amenity kit and an on-time arrival. The Cons: cramped seating, poor service, terrible food, slow Wi-Fi and a broken IFE screen."

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/united-777-polaris-business-review/
Jason Goldberg 9 months ago
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Jason Goldberg 9 months ago
Agree Ignas Pečiūra. I mean there are merits to the argument that the Gulf governments are subsidising their airlines while other governments adhere to "open skies" but it's also false to say that the u.s. doesn't protect its markets and companies in other ways.
The Way We Saw It 9 months ago
What a ridiculous movie. I think we should ban Apple and Microsoft as well. I will never forget our First Class flight from LA to Melbourne, serving Champagne in plastic cups and I still hear the stewardess in my ear while serving something which looked like an orange paste:" Honey, even I don't know what that is supposed to be, but if you like me to I can get you a sandwich out of Business" Maybe the airlines work on their own product first before starting the bashing.
The "California benedict" aka avocado toast at the Concorde room in t5, heathrow.
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Omry Levy 9 months ago
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Free shoe cleaning service while waiting, The Grand Lounge Elite
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Cockpit view while landing in KL
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View of the tallest building in the world yesterday, the Burj khalifa in Dubai shortly after taking off from Dubai airport enroute to Bengaluru, India. No filter.
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Dubai airport pro tip: Emirates Business class lounge has a "health hub" with great light and healthy options. Smoothie bar and great selection of salads and proteins.
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 10 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Any experience with Norwegian Air Shuttle? Planning for a trip from London to Reykjavik and finding the cheapest tix on Norwegian..
Norwegian is supposed to be decent, simple, easy. There's also WOW Air based from Iceland that is supposed to be good.
https://goo.gl/q3f9sL
Welcome to WOW air
Jon Swenson 10 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
How many flight attendants are there in this group?
Let's see!
Cameron Rogers 10 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Which budget airlines in Europe are the least awful?
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Hey Cameron Rogers! I have found EasyJet to be just fine. Air Berlin is super consistent and easy out of Berlin too!
Cameron Rogers 10 months ago
Oh wow I just realized how much I struggled making this video! Embarrassing 😫
Looking for a cool new carry-on suitcase? Here's Pepo's Ignas Pečiūra with the super sleek and high tech Horizn Studios smart luggage, complete with built in mobile device charging battery pack all sorts of goodies. He loves it!
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 10 months ago
Love the design! Super sleek
The Way We Saw It 11 months ago
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Are you a Star Alliance Silver or Gold Member, or even higher? You get the matching status on One World for free from Air Berlin with their Statusmatch Program. https://topbonus.airberlin.com/web/tb/lp_statusmatch_ab?locale=en_DE
Awesome pro tip! I wish it was the other way around!
The Way We Saw It 11 months ago
I can imagine, i just got mine matched before Lufthansa takes over
Tom Butts 11 months ago
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The 787-900. SEA>LHR fantastic. Splurge for upper class. 9 hour nonstop.
Christian Schoenherr 12 months ago
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What's your favorite plane and do you arrange your travel plans according to the plane type?
Getting on the a380 is worth organizing travel around if possible vs similar and older wide body planes. Same with the newer more quiet and pressure controlled a350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner!
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Steven Langley 11 months ago
Has to be the A380 - and yes, I always fly around the schedule man-Mel
Joe Pacilio 11 months ago
Yes to the latter. I'll even go so far as to nerd out on itamatrix with advanced routing code "/aircraft t:380" to see if the route I'm traveling on offers a specific plane type.
Aco Aleksandar 12 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Hello everyone from this awesome group!:)
Short question: Is there anyone in the group who could share the experience with the Air France aircraftcompany?
Have you been satisfied with the service, especially with the legroom (as I am pretty tall and that could be the problem on long-haul flight?

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Hey Aco Aleksandar -- short haul or long haul? Economy or business?
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Aco Aleksandar 12 months ago
It's an economy long haul flight. But too late for BA, I have already made a reservation. πŸ€”
I will just try to stay positive, no other choice! πŸ˜„
Steven Langley 12 months ago
Take a picnic πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ‘
Swaminathan Jayaraman 12 months ago
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There aren't many frequent flyer programs available for people looking to travel from India. Air India - Flying Returns, Jet Privilege, Air Asia - BIG, SpiceJet etc.

While you can accumulate points by flying, the fastest way is to get a co-branded credit card that helps accumulate points for every 100 Rupees you spend. JetPrivilege and Air India are the only 2 programs fly to 20+ International destinations directly with co-branded credit cards that will help accumulate extra miles.

JetPrivilege is my choice. Apart from operating own flights, it has 30+ airline partners like Etihad, Emirates, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic to earn and redeem. Finally, redeemed my first business ticket from Paris to Mumbai after accumulating points for 4 months.

I picked the AMEX Jet Credit Card that gave away 10k starter points , a free ticket within India and Priority Pass membership for a year.

What do you look for in a Frequent Flyer membership?
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***HEATHROW AIRPORT PRO TIPS***

My flight from Berlin to London today was 60 minutes late, landing at 12:45pm. Enough time to make my 2pm meeting in Mayfair? YES! Thanks to these pro tips:

I feel like a travel stud - employed all my insider tips.

1. Arrived C. gates, which are remote gates so needed to tram to the main terminal. First tip: take the elevator down to the tram not the escaltors. Elevator takes 1 min and escalator takes 10.

At the tram, go to the first car, furthest away. That car is the first to arrive at the main terminal. I was first off the train and all on my own vs wading through hundreds of travelers bounding off the tram.

Arriving at main terminal, elevator again another 9 minutes saved.

E-gates for immigration. If you are and EU citizen you can skip the lines and use electronic immigration which takes 1 minute. Pro tip: if you are a u.s. citizen you can get UK e-gates if you are already approved for global entry in the u.s. (apply online).

HEATHROW express train to central. Easy breezy 20 minutes to Paddington.

Final tip: order an Uber to 26 London street half-way through the Heathrow express ride.

Landed 12:45pm and it's 1:31pm now and I'm already in Mayfair.

Bam!
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MuchBites 12 months ago
Have fun in London! City of dreams
Christian Schoenherr 12 months ago
Awesome. Just 45 min from touchdown to the city. Truly a Heathrow EXPRESS
HNL this morning!
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V Claridge 12 months ago
Our aircraft A330-200 back in January, heading to Cancun Mexico for 2 weeks!
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Pasta on board Emirates from Dubai to Los Angeles. I don't eat much pasta on the ground but I do tend to order it on long flights as meat/fish doesn't reheat as well and are more "iffy" towards the end of a long flight.
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Laptop and tablet confiscation / gate check-in before boarding Emirates from Dubai to Los Angeles.
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
https://goo.gl/k4ma17
Laptop ban: Emirates president Tim Clark says 'amazing' to suggest ...
Jean Yu 1 year ago
Has Emirates provide you a laptop for loan when onboard? I recently heard that Qatar Airways just provided laptop for loan for Business Class passengers.
Jay Dee 1 year ago
A380
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My room had a great view of the landing planes in Sydney πŸ˜„
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Kodie D 1 year ago
Bali blues....
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Jean Yu 1 year ago
Approaching Tromso with SAS on B737
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Jean Yu 1 year ago
Rise and shine from Emirates β˜€οΈ
A big smiley A380 waiting for you to take you somewhere
❀ A380
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Alex Zachariah 1 year ago
Corsair B747 at just arriving from Paris at PointΓ©-a- Pitre, Guadeloupe.
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Welcome on board! ✈️✈️
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Nice click
Raphael C 11 months ago
Which company is it.
Rainbow moment at Changi Airport
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Rainy day at Changi
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View from an Etihad B777, approaching Kuala Lumpur
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Malaysia Airlines B737 at KLIA
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Great shot!
Finnair's A350 in Changi Airport!
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Awesome plane! Good Finnair experience too!
Kodie D 1 year ago
Honolulu's looking great with palms and planes!
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Oneworld partners pass each other at London Heathrow!
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Cold
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Trey Lee 1 year ago
I love Ivalo Airport. :-) where was your final destination? I went to Nuorgam.
Cristina Loayza 1 year ago
It was so cold aboard the flight
Cristina Loayza 1 year ago
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Cristina Loayza 1 year ago
Excellent flight
Kodie D 1 year ago
Afternoon rush hour at IAH
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Scott Bennett 1 year ago
Cathay SYD - HGK #oneworld
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Rama Ranakishore 1 year ago
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The snow is falling heavily in Vancouver this morning.
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Singapore Airlines Airbus A380.
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Jebsen C 1 year ago
Mahjular~ singapura~~~ πŸ™ˆ
Pune airport , PNQ - head to the Port Lounge - free to get in as long as you buy a kingfisher beer. And who doesn't want a kingfisher!
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