Jet Airways India ceases operations, what passengers can do now…

Jet Airways has ceased all operations, leaving thousands of travelers stranded around the world. Jet Airways was in negotiations with lenders to rescue the struggling airline, but wasn’t able to get financing to continue operations and had to shut down. While those negotiations are continuing, the likelihood of rescue is getting smaller by the day, as airports re-assign valuable landing … Continue reading

Plaza Premium Lounge expanding to United States!

Plaza Premium Group, with headquarters in Hong Kong, is planning to open lounges in the USA. I’m a frequent guest at Plaza Premium lounges at airports around Asia thanks to my Priority Pass membership and enjoy their services. This is great news for US travelers as there are far to few lounges at US airports, they are frequently overcrowded and … Continue reading

Manila’s NAIA Airport Terminal 2 Renovation

Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) long had a reputation for being one of the worst. After the new’ish international terminal 3 opened and the old international terminal 1 received some renovation work, it’s now Philippine Airline’s terminal 2 turn to get updated. While this is not the major expansion PAL announced previously, it’s a long overdue update that should … Continue reading

Accor launches two new lifestyle brands – Tribe & The House of Originals

Accor has been busy buying other hotel brands and launching their own – but there is no sign of slowing down: They just announced the launch of the midscale, design oriented brand “Tribe” and the soft collection of lifestyle luxury hotels, called “House of Originals” in cooperation with sbe, known for their experience in lifestyle properties. These two come on … Continue reading

New Istanbul Airport finally opening April 6, 2019?

The new Istanbul Airport opened on schedule on October 29, 2018 with great fanfare – but few flights! Since President Erdogan cut the ribbon, only a handful of domestic flights have been flying to test the new airport, while thousands of workers scramble to complete it! The opening has been delayed multiple times, but it looks like the opening is finally happening: … Continue reading