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If You Want To Book A Business Class Award, Air France KLM Probably Has Great Availability Right Now

Dec 09 2019

Air France KLM makes great award availability to members using their Flying Blue miles (more than what’s offered to partner airlines). Fortunately all the major bank currencies transfer to Air France KLM Flying Blue.

This space is useful if you want to connect anywhere in Europe, travel onward to the Mideast or India or even Southeast Asia (115k miles from the US East Coast).

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United Airlines Charter Takes Off With Kansas City Chiefs Equipment Still On Board

Dec 09 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West last night and stopped the New England Patriots’ home winning streak at 21 games. But the real drama was lost luggage leading up to the game.

The Kansas City Chiefs took a United Airlines-chartered aircraft to play the New England Patriots. When they arrived some of their equipment was left on board. The plane then went to Newark, and the equipment didn’t reach them until two hours prior to kickoff.

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Scott Kirby’s Leadership Style: Times He Overruled The AAdvantage Team at American

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Dec 08 2019

Kirby definitely gets in the weeds, including in the management of frequent flyer programs, and he’s known to overrule the executives below him. It may be that the sense is he doesn’t listen to investors (which is good, the growth plan that’s benefited United was unpopular with investors) but my sense is that he’s less likely to listen to his own teams.

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Review: Santa Monica Proper Hotel (Design Hotels Marriott Redemption)

Dec 08 2019

My wife, daughter and I spent the night at the Santa Monica Proper hotel in late November. It was stylish, staff were friendly, and the location was fantastic for our needs.

For us it was an airport layover hotel without staying by the airport, a place that gave us a sense of place and allowed us to take advantage of a walkable neighborhood with our daughter.

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