TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order):
1 See Chris discuss this on TV- 13 new nonstops with Alaska Airlines’ big Bay Area bump
2 A slew of good comments- Game over for American Express card gamers?
3 Ummmm, yesss! Are airport lounges getting too crowded?
Some additional notes regarding Amex: See below for Amex guest policy changes announced this week to fix overcrowding at lounges; additionally, we’ve heard from a few readers who called Amex to protest the 22% rate increase, and were offered a $300 credit on the spot to not cancel their cards)
4 Getting cushy- Double beds in business class
5 Seriously! A new trend? Oh, no! Another 4-hour flight to nowhere
7 One of this year’s most popular- United flies Boeing 747 SFO-LAX
8 Tried Lyft yet? Get the app! 5 key reasons to try new Lyft Premier
9 Both airlines have final hurrahs in the works- United, Delta 747 schedule: final flights
10 Another reason to fly Southwest Getting on earlier flight getting easier
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This week Cathay Pacific announced that it would add a THIRD daily SFO-Hong Kong nonstop on October 29 using an Airbus A350, its first deployed in the U.S. The new jet will offer Cathay’s newest business class, premium economy and economy class seating (no first class). What’s really nice about this plane? It burns 25% less fuel (with corresponding reduction in emissions) and its carpet and blankets are made with nylon and plastic recycled from bottles and salvaged fishing nets, which pose a threat to marine life. Even better, this will be the first Cathay plane to offer inflight wi-fi– essential for those 12-14 hour flights to Hong Kong!
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