2014 FlyerTalk Awards Results: And the Winners Are…

A total of 18 trophies were awarded to the winners of the 2014 FlyerTalk Awards — sponsored once again this year by KAYAK — based on the vote by FlyerTalk members — and the results were announced earlier today on CNN. Voting for the 2014 FlyerTalk Awards began on January 14, 2014; and the polls were open through noon Pacific Standard Time on February 11, 2014. Here is a list of the winners, with those highlighted in green as having dethroned the winner of that respective category last year in the 2013 FlyerTalk Awards…

Hey, ALPA — What About 10 Euro Transatlantic Flights on Ryanair?

The chief executive officer of Ryanair has announced that the airline will begin to offer transatlantic flights to New York and Boston starting at 10 Euro per seat once it eventually acquires long-haul aircraft needed for the journey — at least several years away at a minimum. If the content of the announcement by Michael O’Leary becomes a reality, it will be the first time that Ryanair serves airports in the United States. Of course — in true Ryanair fashion…

No More Chilean Reciprocity Fee For American Travelers

If you are a citizen of the United States of America and you did not visit Chile primarily because of the cost of $160.00 for a visa per person simply to enter the country, you are now in luck if you want to visit Chile in the future: As of February 26, 2014, you are now exempt from paying the visa reciprocity fee of $160.00. Americans are typically charged reciprocity fees by countries whose citizens are charged visa fees to enter the United States. Furthermore, when the United States increased its fee…

FlyerTalk Members Stranded in Mumbai for 43 Hours Give First-Hand Accounts

“I realize they had no choice to cancel the flight but United handled it horribly”, posted FlyerTalk member frequentjohn, who was one of 275 passengers on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft which was to operate as United Airlines flight 49 from Mumbai to Newark on February 20, 2014 but was grounded due to significant damage on its right engine cowl. “It took them hours to figure out how to get everyone out of the airport so I am still in Mumbai. They had to take us back through customs to ‘cancel’ our exit from India. It took them a couple of hours to figure out how to…

40 Percent Discount on Room Rates at Select Mövenpick Hotels in Europe — But…

Through March 31, 2014, you can book a room at select Mövenpick Hotel properties in Europe and potentially save 40 percent off of the room rate for stays through December 31, 2014 — and you could possibly save even more than that, if you are lucky enough. The official Internet web site of this Hot Deals promotion warns that “Rates and destinations are changing all the time, so you’ve got to be quick.” In other words, this offer is based upon availability at participating hotel properties and is for new reservations only. Here is the list of select Mövenpick Hotel properties in Europe participating in this promotion…

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