Marathon in the Sky: Singapore Airlines SQ22 Singapore to Newark, NJ Business Class Review (World’s Longest Commercial Flight)

Back in May Singapore Airlines announced that it would resume world’s longest commercial flight between Singapore and Newark, NJ. The flight distance is 9,534 miles and it takes a jaw-dropping 17 hours and 50 minutes to complete the journey. This route used to be operated by an all-business-class Airbus A340, whose fuel economy was so bad that Singapore Airlines eventually cancelled the…
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How noisy is your airplane cabin?

DEVGRU* (correspondence author), jimmy0017 Long-term exposure to ambient noise can lead to adverse effects on human health, and aircraft cabin is a typical noisy environment. Here, we report the cabin noise level of ten mainstream airframes (other than Boeing 747) based on 48 in situ measurements. Airbus A380 is the quietest plane in the sky. With the exception of Boeing…
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Capital One Venture Credit Card Review (2018.11 Update: 75k Offer!)

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Review 2018.11 Update: The new offer is 75k! Somehow the official landing page is showing only 50k now, however, we still find a 75k link (see below). Act fast before it dies! BTW, Capital One miles will become transferable soon! 2017.10 Update: The sign-up bonus has been increased to $500! At the same time, the…
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Capital One Spark Miles Business Credit Card Review (2018.11 Update: 50k+150k Offer)

Spark Miles from Capital One Review 2018.11 Update: The new offer is 50k+150k, very suitable for big spenders. BTW, Capital One miles will become transferable soon! Application Link Capital One Spark Miles Benefits 50k+150k offer: earn 50,000 Miles after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months; earn additional 150,000 Miles after spending $50,000 in the first 6 months. Earn 2x Miles…
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Capital One Spark Cash Business Credit Card Review (2018.11 Update: $500+$1500 Offer!)

Spark Cash from Capital One Review 2018.11 Update: The new offer is $500+$1500, very suitable for big spenders Application Link Capital One Spark Cash Benefits $500+$1500 offer: earn $500 after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months; earn $1,500 after spending $50,000 in the first 6 months. Earn 2% cash back on all purchases. Disadvantages $95 annual fee, waived for the first…
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AmEx Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Review (2018.11 Update: 75k Targeted Offer)

Gold Delta SkyMiles from American Express Review 2018.11 Update2: Although the public link sucks now, there is a 75k+$50 targeted offer now which is quite good. Log in and see whether you are targeted. 2018.11 Update: 60k offer is expired, so don’t apply now and wait for 60k to come back again. 2018.8 Update: The 60k offer is back, and…
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AmEx Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card Review (2018.11 Update: 75k Targeted Offer)

Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express Review 2018.11 Update2: Although the public link sucks now, there is a 75k+$50 targeted offer now which is quite good. Log in and see whether you are targeted. 2018.11 Update: 60k offer is expired, so don’t apply now and wait for 60k to come back again. 2018.8 Update: The 60k offer is…
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You lose more when Citi cuts Prestige’s 4th night free benefit – and the economics behind it

After a few months’ silence with its premium travel card Citi Prestige, Citi finally rolls out the revision of the premium card’s benefit. A major change is that after 2019.09.01, Citi will allow customers to use its lucrative benefit of fourth-night-free two times per year. Current cardholders can use Citi Prestige card to book (almost) any hotel in the world,…
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Avianca LifeMiles just became an Amex transfer partner!

Yesterday we noticed that American Express has just added Avianca LifeMiles as one of the Membership Rewards transfer partners. The transfer rate is currently 1:1. The partnership between Amex and LifeMiles undoubtedly boosted the value of Membership Rewards points, especially in terms of redeeming Star Alliance flights. Now Amex has four SA partners: Avianca LifeMiles, ANA Mileage Club, Air Canada…
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Let’s face it: Airlines don’t want your loyalty anymore

Today it was announced that American Airlines is going to raise the revenue requirements for Executive Platinum. At American, it used to be the case that you need to spend $12,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQD) to earn the Executive Platinum status. Now the EQD threshold has increased to $15,000, representing a 25% hike. This move actually mirrored what United has done…
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AmEx Amazon Business Prime Credit Card (New Card, $125 Offer)

Amazon Business Prime American Express Card Review Application Link AmEx Amazon Business Prime Benefits $125 offer: earn $125 Amazon gift card after approval, no spending requirement. Earn 5% cashback at Amazon, Whole Foods, Amazon Business, and AWS if you are an Amazon Prime member (3% if not),  2% cashback at restaurants and gas stations (1% if not), 1% cashback on all other purchases….
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Citi Prestige Credit Card Review (2018.10 Update: New Benefits Announced)

Citi Prestige Card Review 2018.10 Update: Earlier today we posted a rumor about the new benefits of this card, now Citi has officially announced the changes via TPG. The revamped Citi Prestige will be available in Jan 2019 (date not announced), and the new benefits are: Earn 5x TYP on dining and air travel Earn 3x TYP on hotels and cruise…
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