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Achieve Medallion Status on Delta

Are you still trying to reach Diamond, Platinum, Gold, or Silver Medallion status for 2017? Teplis Travel is pleased to share the newest promotion from our Preferred Airline Partner, Delta Airlines: Through February 15th, 2017, you have the opportunity to elevate your status by buying a bundle of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs…

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5 Ways Travel for Frequent Flyers Got Worse in 2016

2016 was a banner year for disruptive changes to airline loyalty programs. Fueled by pressure to increase revenue and protected by swollen loyalty program ranks, U.S. carriers tightened the financial screws on consumers, exploring new types of fare structures and cabin designs to boost profits. As a result, many of the luxuries once enjoyed by…

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InterContinental Hotel Lands at Hartsfield-Jackson

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will be getting a new 440-room, four-star InterContinental hotel designed by John Portman & Associates. The 11-story structure to be built next to the airport’s domestic terminal will include 80,000 feet of conference/meeting space and 60,000 square feet of office space. A restaurant is planned in the main lobby and a…

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Lufthansa Pilots in Perpetual Strike Mode

Lufthansa pilots will once again stage strikes this week in a long-running dispute over pay. Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members to strike for 48 hours from Tuesday (November 29), affecting all short-haul flights. The row centres around pay increases, with Lufthansa’s offer of 2.5 per cent described as “inadequate”. (Management approved…

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Corporate Travel Managers Rank Delta No.1 U.S. Airline

Delta Air Lines earned the top overall score for the 6th consecutive year on the Business Travel News (BTN) Airline survey, sweeping all ten categories and bettering 2015 scores in each. This win celebrates the outstanding performance and industry-leading customer service Delta people provide every day. BTN voters, who manage tens of billions of dollars…

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Relaxation or Adventure?

Destination weddings, family trips, or relaxing getaways; the Dominican Republic has an experience for everyone, and Teplis Travel can help you to find a great deal on an all-inclusive Dominican Republic vacation package. From soaking up the sun on the beach in Punta Cana to exploring the tropical paradise, there are plenty of opportunities to…

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United: No Carry-On Bags for Basic Economy Passengers

On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the introduction of its new “Basic Economy” service designed to take on growing competition from low-cost carriers. While the prospect of cheaper flights with United is certainly enticing, the low cost comes with a price. Basic Economy ticket holders will not be allowed to bring aboard a carry-on bag unless…

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The CFO’s Guide to Travel Management

Is your Travel Program Optimized? Gain Executive Insight with Teplis Travel’s eBook tailored to the CFO. Learn the best ways to manage corporate travel. Receive tips for an optimal travel program. Understand how to implement cost reduction techniques. Download your free copy today.

American Admits It Has Secretive Elite Tier

American Airlines is about to officially transition to its revenue-based loyalty program, and as January 1st start date approaches, members of AAdvantage will be required to earn EQDs in addition to Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) to earn status, effectively limiting elite perks to the highest spenders. As part of this announcement American also acknowledged that…

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Inside Shanghai’s First ‘Seven-Star’ Hotel

Billing itself a “seven-star” hotel — the first of its kind in Shanghai — the Wanda Reign on the Bund certainly makes the appropriate first impression. The exterior is an awe-inspiring mix of glass and steel. Upon entering the lobby, guests walk across Art Deco-inspired jade inlaid floors toward a wall-sized abstract painting of Shanghai…

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