Aerolineas Argentinas Club Economy aka Business Class


Aerolineas Argentinas Club Economy aka Business Class  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Just arrived to Buenos Aires, all the way from Rio de Janeiro on Aerolineas Argentinas. I must say that although I would have hoped for more, I was quite happily surprised to see Aerolineas Argentinas back on track, with new aircrafts, new looks both on the planes and on the crew, and professionalized customer service from the moment of the Check IN and onboard. Why the service fell a bit short… read below. There is always room for improvement and constructive criticism is the best way to start. Continue reading Aerolineas Argentinas Club Economy aka Business Class

Emirates A380 Upper Deck Lounge and First Class

Emirates A380 Upper Deck Lounge and First Class  |  Emirates  |  Yesterday I have the chance to experience for the first time ever the new Airbus 380. Yes, the double deck monster of the air, in this case from Dubai to New York City by Emirates. As amazing and fabulous as it looks and feels, I must be honest and say that I was expecting more. Around 79 Business Seats and 19 First Class Suites.  Continue reading Emirates A380 Upper Deck Lounge and First Class

Third gender flies high in Thailand

20111216-090143.jpgThird gender flies high in Thailand | Bangkok Post, Thailand | Congrats Thailand.!!! Third gender on the air. Mai Pen Rai. Ladyboys Attendants on PC Air. I am sure they will put a great show and live performance. First flight schedule to be on Dec 24 from Bangkok, Thailand to Vientiane, Lao PDR. Wish I could join.CM

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Air Asia left me behind in Delhi

Air Asia left me behind in Delhi  |  India  |  Hey Bangkok, it seems that I won’t be arriving tomorrow as planned, same as many other passengers of flight FD 3797 from New Delhi to Bangkok. Air Asia arbitrarily decided to move their flight schedule without letting us know. Yes you read right they literally left us behind, but trust me…. not stranded. I mean what would be the point discussing this… I am not stupid and I think none of the other passengers are either, why would I show up to a flight, which was supposed to depart at 11.40PM, if I knew that the flight was being moved to a new earlier departure time at 08.20PM. These are the moments in life when I truly appreciate being a travel agent, having a strong voice into the international travel media, and most important knowing my rights as a full paid passenger, regardless the airline being a low cost or  premium. Of course Air Asia immediately tried to blame it on me, but I told them differently straight out. Left behind maybe, but stranded NO WAY Air Asia. Big disruption into my itinerary, and I was really looking forward waking up tomorrow at my beloved Bangkok, but instead I have to stay one extra night in New Delhi. Lucky enough and due to my demands, my flight was modified and I was given a complimentary stay at a five-stars hotel, late check out, transfers in/out, free WiFi access and breakfast. My dear followers, please learn your rights as a traveller and check all the conditions on your tickets upon purchase and before departure. Much better, use a trustworthy Travel Agent, that is what we travel experts are here for. Good Night everyone, once again and unexpectedly from New Delhi. Hopefully Air Asia tomorrow will decide to stick to their regular schedule. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways

Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways  |  Thailand  |  This morning from my hotel in Phuket, while packing, I tweeted …”04AM in the morning AWAKE packing. On my way to the airport to take my @bangkok_airways flight from #Phuket to #Krabi. GMorning #Thailand…”, as I normally do, to keep everyone up-to-date of my whereabouts and then headed off to Phuket International Airport. Innocently and unaware of the power of Social Media and the excellent CRM – Customer Relationship Management, that both airlines and hotels master in Asia. I was fully stunned by what happened next. Continue reading Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways Asia’s Boutique Airline

Bangkok Airways Asia’s Boutique Airline  | Bangkok, Thailand   |  I have to say that today I was happily surprised by the service of Bangkok Airways. They will be my carrier for my whole itinerary while touring around Thailand. At the beginning when I got my tickets I was rather concern, but after my flight today from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, I am more than happy to carry on with them for the rest of my flights including, Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui. Continue reading Bangkok Airways Asia’s Boutique Airline

FYI Travel Milage Plus and OnePass becoming one

FYI Travel Milage Plus and OnePass becoming one  |  Continental Airlines + United Airlines | Continental and United Airlines are merging to create the world’s leading airline. The United MileagePlus and Continental OnePass loyalty programs are combining and will be merged into a single program in early 2012. The new program will be called MileagePlus. Find out more and take action. Press Release CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Big Apple to Big Five Daily Nonstop by South African Airways

Big Apple to Big Five Daily Nonstop by South African Airways |   Press Release by SAA |  Hi daar my vriende (Hi there my friends in Afrikaans). Great news by South African Airways, now offering nonstop service, in both directions, between New York (JFK) Airport and Johannesburg, South Africa, offering some of the fastest and most convenient service from the Big Apple to the Big Five. ( SA #204 – JFK/Johannesburg – 11:15AM/08.40AM // SA #203 – Johannesburg/JFK – 08:35PM/06.40AM ). This competitive advantage in the market gives you the ability to spend less time transiting airports and more time conducting business or enjoying time or on safari.

Onboard their new nonstop flights, SAA’s Premium Business Class customers will enjoy the comfort of our fully-flat 180° seat, with extra large pillow and thick duvet for a good nights sleep, on-demand audio and visual entertainment with an extensive menu of programming, gourmet meals and award-winning South African wines. There no shortage of comfort for Economy Class customers either, with SAA’s industry-leading legroom of up to 34” inches at every seat. That is 2”-3” inches more legroom in Economy Class than most other carriers to Africa. In addition to more space, their Economy Class offers audio and video on demand programming at every seat, featuring an extensive selection of blockbuster movies, short subject programming, music and games. Economy Class customers enjoy a selection of freshly prepared meals, complimentary beverage & bar service, including some of South African’s finest wines, and an amenity kit to refresh with during flight. So great excuse to get your plans together and join one of the Gay Luxury Safaris we are planning for 2012. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Luggage GPS by Delta Airlines


Luggage GPS by Delta Airlines
|  Delta Airlines | Since new federal rules require air lines to refund bag fees for lost luggage, airlines have decided to get their focus on this matter. Delta Airlines, for example, is easing some of that anxiety, letting you track your luggage online, allowing passengers to track their bags after they’ve been checked in similar fashion to that of a delivery company. Here are the new changes you can expect to see: Proactive notifications if your bag doesn’t travel with you, Checked baggage tracking on delta.com, Self-service baggage kiosks in 18 of our busiest airports by year’s end, All-online delayed bag claim process and Rebates for bags lost beyond 12 hours. +Read More CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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