British Airways’ New Business Class, Missing Safety Feature on 737 MAXes and More

Mar 23, 2019

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**STRICT EMBARGO** LONDON, UK: New Club World seat developed through Project Vector, photographed on 10 Decemeber 2018 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways Reveals New Business Class With Enclosed Suites

This is big news for British Airways.

(Photo courtesy of David Watkins)

Airline Assured Flight Attendant She’d Be Safe to Fly to Mexico. When She Returned, ICE Detained Her.

A month and a half later, this story finally has a happy ending.

RENTON, WA - JANUARY 29: A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner lifts off for its first flight on January 29, 2016 in Renton, Washington. The 737 MAX is the newest of Boeing's most popular airliner featuring more fuel efficient engines and redesigned wings. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Both Crashed 737 MAX 8 Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features; Boeing Charged Extra for Them

The missing sensor could have helped to identify the erratic speed and altitude changes preceding the crashes.

Marriott to Add 1,700 Hotels by 2021, Bets Big on Bonvoy

We can expect those hotels to be more cookie-cutter style properties.

(Photo by garett_mosher/Getty Images)

Starbucks Announces Changes to Rewards Program Effective April 16

Say goodbye to the flat-rate rewards system.


Chase Sapphire Preferred Now Offering a 60k Bonus; Annual Fee No Longer Waived First Year

It’ll get you an additional $200 in value from the previous bonus, but you’ll have to pay that annual fee.


From Hawaii With LUV: A Review of Southwest’s 737-800 From Honolulu to Oakland

TPG’s Jessica Puckett scored the flight a 74/100. Read why.


Amex Business Gold Now Offering a 35k Welcome Bonus Worth $700

The card lets you earn 4 points per dollar on your top two select spending categories on a monthly basis.

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 06: Tourists wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus at the Incheon International Airport on June 6, 2015 in Incheon, South Korea. Four deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been confirmed on June 5, 2015, and the number of confirmed local patients have risen to fifty as of June 6, 2015. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

These Are the Most Disease-Spreading Airports in the World

Studies showed that passenger volume had little to do with an airport’s tendency to spread disease.

Exterior view of the planned JFK Centurion Lounge. Image courtesy of American Express.

American Express Starts Building New York JFK’s Centurion Lounge

It’ll be the biggest Centurion Lounge in the country.

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