JETS (Biggin Hill) Ltd sells Biggin Hill FBO facility to Signature Flight Support, Biarritz invests over 1 million USD in business terminal upgrades, Best travel loyalty programs + MORE Mar 5th

Best travel loyalty programs

Which airline, hotel and rental car rewards programs are worth your while? With all the mergers and changes in the travel industry, it’s nearly impossible for the occasional traveler to know.

The 2014 FlyerTalk Awards highlight companies that still impress the road warriors of the sky.

FlyerTalk’s online veterans know the pros and cons of nearly every aspect of travel, including the coveted perks of loyalty programs. That information is especially valuable as many reward programs make it harder to reap their benefits. Delta Air Lines’ plan to award dollars spent rather than miles flown is the latest move in that direction.

While there are many industry awards for best travel loyalty programs, “users of these travel services are better judges of the services than the industry,” says Brent Conver, general manager of FlyerTalk.

Thousands of registered FlyerTalk members nominated their favorite programs in December and voted for the winners, which are being announced Wednesday. Here are their picks for best overall airline, hotel and rental car programs and best specific program benefits around the world.

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Biarritz invests over 1 million USD in business terminal upgrades

Biarritz (LFBZ), the Basque Country’s flagship regional airport, has invested over $1 million USD (800.000€) to significantly enhance its business travel facilities. Entering its 20th year serving the region, these upgrades include a completely refurbished FBO and business aviation terminal.

“We are certain that our loyal flight department customers, charter operators and fellow brokers will benefit from these brand new facilities,” explains Didier Riche, Biarritz Airport Authority CEO. “We are pleased to align Biarritz and the rest of the region as a significant and valuable destination for VIP business,” he adds.

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New Aircraft Hanger at Biggin Hill Airport, September 2011

JETS (Biggin Hill) Ltd, the expanding business aviation MRO, has announced the sale of its London Biggin Hill Fixed Base Operator (FBO) division to one of the world’s leading FBO brands, Signature Flight Support. JETS is continually focused on providing a leading customer experience and the new FBO operator, which already has an established Service Promise and an expanding global network, will provide the quality JETS’ customers have come to expect when landing at London Biggin Hill…

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The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine, and particularly the Crimean Peninsula, due to the potential for instability following the departure of former President Yanukovych and the establishment of a new government.  Groups have staged protests, set up roadblocks, and occupied government buildings in several cities throughout Ukraine since November 2013.  All U.S. citizens in Ukraine, and those considering travel to Ukraine, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of political instability and the possibility of violence.  This replaces the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated February 23, 2014, to provide updated information regarding developments in Ukraine.

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