Wizz Air adjusts carry-on policy to match Ryan Air

Wizz Air (read my snapshot review here) the Eastern European low-cost carrier, is adjusting their baggage policy to match the recently tightened policy of Ryan Air. But, in this case its actually an improvement over their even more stringent and costly policy before! They are introducing a new 10kg check-in bag at a lower fee, making it potentially less expensive … Continue reading

Cathay Dragon implementing new business class seats

Cathay Pacific announced the introduction of new seats for their regional business class seats with the launch of the new Airbus A321neo at their subsidiary Cathay Dragon. The airline has ordered 32 A321 and starts receiving them as early as the end of 2019. Surprisingly, Cathay Pacific is planning to implement recliner seats, focusing instead on better technology and convenience.  … Continue reading

Hyatt Hotels to buy Two Roads Hospitality, adding 85 new hotels!

Hyatt Hotels has announced that they are acquiring Two Roads Hospitality, adding up to 85 hotels in 8 countries with 23 destinations to their portfolio. This purchase includes the brands Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts. All of these brands are marketed as “lifestyle” or “boutique” hotels and mostly upscale, making it a … Continue reading

Turkish Airlines improves Business Class Dining

Turkish Airlines is launching improved dining services for business class passengers on long-haul intercontinental flights. Passengers will be able to view and select meal choices online prior to their flight. They will also be able to dine at any time they wish during the flight, making meal services even more personal and convenient!  … Continue reading

Best Western introduces two new boutique hotel brands, Sadie & Aiden

Best Western announced the launch of two new boutique hotel brands, Sadie Hotels for the upscale segment and Aiden Hotels for the upper mid-scale segment. Both brands are positioned as stylish, independent hotel options with a local flavor, targeting conversions of existing hotels. The details at this point are very slim, but Best Western released a snazzy marketing video to … Continue reading

Why Singapore Airlines is the best airline in the world: Service!

Singapore Airline (SQ) is my personal favorite and I have praised them on this blog in many reviews. But the story of how Singapore Airlines handled the delay of one of their flights is exemplary of the outstanding service they provide. Marvin Tomandao had taken his niece from Manila to Singapore to celebrate her birthday last month and their return flight … Continue reading

Ryan Air changes carry-on policy, now worst in Europe!

Ryan Air has earned a reputation for customer-unfriendly policies and, after an attempt to do better, they are back to being the worst: They have eliminated the free carry-on bag and are now limiting customers to one small bag to be stored under the seat only Anybody traveling with a regular-sized laptop will now have to purchase “Priority” to bring … Continue reading