Author Archive for Lars Condor

If a $362 business class flight to London isn’t a fare war, what is it?

If a $362 business class flight to London isn’t a fare war, what is it?

OK, so you’re planning that long overdue trip to Europe and want to fly comfortably. You check business class fares between L.A. and London on several mainstream sites, but they’re all asking for a whole lotta dough. Despite all the hype, they all show fares at $6,000, $7,000, $8,000 or more. No problem. You’ll just […]

The top 10 travel movies of all time

The top 10 travel movies of all time

Whether you are getting ready to embark on your next adventure, looking to indulge your curiosity about other cultures, have an affinity for learning about travel routes or history, or are simply looking for a good laugh or compelling dramatic tale on the road, here is our list of the top 10 travel movies of […]

What happened to the economy class lounge?

What happened to the economy class lounge?

There was a time, not so long ago, when air travel was really fun. Not the pretend fun that you see in airline ads, but a legit, party-in-the-sky kind of fun. For those too young to remember, airplanes once had living room-sized lounges onboard for economy class travelers. The lounges served drinks and food to […]

3 reasons why business class airline consolidator discounts may not be as good as they seem

3 reasons why business class airline consolidator discounts may not be as good as they seem

Business class airline consolidators once ruled the skies. Today, they’re getting farther and farther away in the rearview mirror, which may be a good thing for passengers faced with numerous complex airfare “deal” options when they fly. Back when many major airlines competed for passengers, airlines would sell large quantities of seats to companies in exchange […]

Delta Airlines changes upgrade algorithm for international flights

Delta Airlines changes upgrade algorithm for international flights

In late May, Delta Airlines changed its algorithm for upgrades on international flights, making it nearly impossible to clear mileage upgrades for ticket purchases that are made fewer than 14 days from the travel date. This largely unannounced adjustment changes the way Delta handles mileage upgrades to fill empty premium cabin seats. In the past, […]

Persistence pays off for cheapest business class fares to Asia

Persistence pays off for cheapest business class fares to Asia

With a little persistence, you could be flying business class to Asia at less than half of the normal cost. It’s a simple search trick that could save you thousands. Over the past month, airlines in the United States have been dropping prices on their business class seats to Asia. American Airlines and Delta have […]

One hidden secret to getting cheaper business class flights to Europe

One hidden secret to getting cheaper business class flights to Europe

With the U.S. dollar surging against the euro, international business class travel is now more affordable for Americans than it has been in years. This year, the euro fell below 1.10 against the dollar for the first time since 2003. Although a U.S. flight out might carry a hefty fee, there is a trick to […]

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