The Millennial Traveler

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Conrado has been a passionate AvGeek as long as he can remember. He travels often between his two homes- one in Houston, where he is a full-time student at Rice University, and the other in San Juan, where his entire family lives. He says "I want to inspire my generation to get on their feet and explore the world, and help them maximize their time, money, and points to make these experiences within their reach."

Qantas New Premium Economy

Qantas Airlines, the largest airline in Australia, is known for their quality in flight product. They have recently unveiled a new version of their premium economy seat. The airline has been updating their business class product on their A330s, and the new 787-9 will have this new product as well. However, the airline will also install these new seats on their 787-9s   Qantas New Premium Economy Qantas’ new premium economy class seat will be installed starting on the 787-9. The seat is an improvement to their current Premium Economy product. The seat will be 10% wider, and add...

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Condor Adds Flights to the US

Condor Airlines, the German Leisure carrier, is a very interesting airline. They offer seasonal flights to random airports, in my opinion. The airline flies to cities such as Baltimore, to far off places like Fairbanks, Alaska. They operate a fleet of Airbus aircraft, 757s and 767s. Condor for a very long time was affiliated to Lufthansa, but not they fly with the Thompson group of airlines. My favorite fact about Condor is that they were the only transatlantic airline to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a while. They fly to Frankfurt from PR, and from most US destinations. In...

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Singapore Airlines Boeing Order

Singapore Airlines has placed an order to continue renewing its fleet. The Singapore Airlines Boeing order is worth some $14 billion at list prices. This will likely be much more than what the airline will pay, as they tend to get discounts. The airline placed an order for 39 aircraft. Of these, 20 are 777-9Xs and 19 are 787-10s. The 787-10 orders are on top of the 30 that the airline already had purchased beforehand. Boeing over Airbus I was very surprised that Singapore Airlines chose Boeing over Airbus. They have had a good experience with their A350s, and...

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New Air France Maldives Flight

Air France is planning to launch flights to Male in the Maldives! The airline has announced the new flight to begin in November 1, 2017. The airline is adding a new destinations to its very expansive route network. Male is the gateway to the Maldives, and boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the world. The airline announced the service on Monday February 6th. This will add to the number of leisure destinations served by the airline. The twice weekly service will fly on Wednesdays and Saturdays out of Paris, and the following day out of Male. New...

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Hainan Expands LAX Service

Hainan Airlines expands LAX service by adding flights from Chengdu and Chongqing. It was reported earlier in the year that the airline had applied for rights to fly from Chengdu to JFK and LAX. The airline has been playing catch up with its larger rivals in China such as Air China, China Southern and China Eastern. The airline will launch the flights starting on March 15 for Chengdu, and March 21 for Chongqing. New LAX Flights Their new LAX flights will complement their current flight to Changsha. The airline will fly with their 787-8s. Hainan Airlines will be flying...

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Spirit Airlines Adds Pittsburgh

Spirit Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the US. They are also notorious of their very low fares. The airline is America’s love-hate darling. Spirit has recently added quite a few routes to their network. The airline added flights from various of their focus cities and added Hartford as a destination. Well it seems that the airline is at it again. Spirit Airlines Adds Pittsburgh Flights Spirit has just announced flights to Pittsburgh. The airline will begin flying out of the Pennsylvania city beginning in this spring, and adding destinations over the summer. Some of the...

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New JetBlue Livery

JetBlue has a new aircraft livery out there. The new JetBlue livery is meant to show off the blueprint of the aircraft. The airliner is painted blue from head to toe. The aircraft is an ERJ-190 and it is the airline’s 12th special livery aircraft. The aircraft is meant to celebrate the airline’s 17th anniversary later this month. Jetblue’s aircraft showcases three of the airlines hues of blue. The plane demonstrates many of the internal and hidden features that an airplane has. These range from the seats, to the nose radar. The airliner took two weeks to paint, one of the...

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Qatar Airways Leases A350s

Qatar Airways will be leasing LATAM Brazil’s A350s for the near future. According to Airlineroute, the company will be deploying the A350s for their Munich flights. The airline will start off with one of the two daily flights. By the start of April, the airline will fly both frequencies with the leased aircraft. A350 Comparison There is a stark difference in the amenities on the A350s used by Qatar Airways and the ones used by LATAM Brazil. For starters, the Qatar Airways A350s have 6 more business class seats when compared to the LATAM A350s. There are 30 J...

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Priority Pass Expansion

Priority Pass is one of the most valuable perks of elite credit cards. The American Express Platinum, Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Citi Prestige are some of the cards that come with the membership. Priority Pass allows cardholders to access lounges free of charge. These lounges are part of the network that can be found here. Many of these lounges a re OK lounges, but some are stellar. It seems that Priority Pass has added what can possibly be their best lounge in the US as well as some other neat additions. At their current rate, Priority Pass expansion...

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Airlines Cutting Cuba Flights

Last year, the major carriers in the US fought very hard in order to obtain rights to fly to Cuba. Many airlines wanted to fly to Havana, and some airlines wanted to fly to smaller Cuban destinations such as Holguin. Airlines have since launched flights to Cuba, and there have been some great fares to Cuba since then. Well, it seems that the low prices were not means of competition, but of lacking demand. Airlines cutting Cuba flights is a vivid example of what is currently happening with Cuban tourism. You still can’t travel to Cuba for typical tourism,...

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