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The Definitive Guide to Cathay Pacific's New Premium Economy Class

Where: Hong Kong
May 15, 2012 at 11:37 AM | by | ()

Premium Economy is hot, there's no doubt about that. It feels like almost every international airline is widening the seats, adding extra garnishes to the in-flight meals and cooing about deeper reclines for passengers willing to pay more than economy, but not so much as business class.

The latest airline to join the Premium party, Cathay Pacific, is also the one where ponying up the extra cash for extra cushion may make the most sense; the flight from New York to Hong Kong is a whopping 16 hours, after all.

Well we've flown it many times, mostly in Economy but also in Business and, now, in Premium Economy. Want to try it out yourself? ENTER HERE, into our contest to win a roundtrip (valued at $4,000) from the US or Canada to Hong Kong, in Cathay's new Premium Economy class.

Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty:

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Please Give It Up for HotelChatter's 8th Annual Report on Hotel WiFi!

April 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM | by | ()

Hallelujah, it is here! Our awesome sister site HotelChatter.com has completed yet another (the 8th annual!) info-packed report on hotel WiFi, complete with inforgraphic and—omg—flowchart. If you've ever searched for a hotel and tried to figure out, in the hotel website's fine print, whether or not they charge for WiFi and how much, then this report is for you.

Actually, it's a report for anyone! Do you want to sit in a cozy hotel lobby, drink tea and get some work done? Crash in your room and catch up on Netflix streaming? Head to a hotel with free WiFi that you find on the report. There's even a FAQ for those times you're stuck with a crappy signal or you just plain want a refund. Check it all out here:

· HotelChatter's Annual Hotel WiFi Report, 2012 Edition

This info has been personally tested by HotelChatter's intrepid reporters from around the world, and you can totally add your own experiences in the comments for future updates. Frequent travelers should totally bookmark it, and don't forget that we've got our own annual report as well: Jaunted's Report on In-Flight Entertainment (and WiFi).

[Photo: HotelChatter]

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2011 US Airline In-Flight Entertainment Guide

June 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM | by | ()

Three cheers for in-flight entertainment! Hip hip, hooray! Hip hip, hooray! Hip hip, hoo...misses the days of crossword puzzle magazines and listening to your CD player on a flight? Not us! And thankfully, not the airlines either as the majority of US carriers engage in a race to see who can have the biggest seatback TVs or the fastest in-flight WiFi.

Like it or not, what the airlines offer can vary greatly, especially where movies or music is involved. Thus, in the interest of helping you to be the coolest and most informed traveler around, we've laid out exactly what to expect when you sit in your seat. Our annual guide (now in its third year) highlights domestic carriers, plus the bonus of Air Canada because they get around the US enough. Enjoy, travel happily, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Click Here to see a printable chart of IFE onboard the airlines

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Introducing the Jaunted Wanderlist: Celeb-Favorite Destinations on Wanderfly

June 13, 2011 at 5:37 PM | by | ()

Have you played around on Wanderfly.com yet? If not, you should. Because it's pretty genius, it's free, and...umm...you might recognize us hanging out over there as one of their new Wanderlist Curators. Simply put, what Wanderfly does is let you browse destinations based on what you want to do there and how much you're willing to spend on the whole shebang. You can easily get sucked into the site, just looking at the large-format photos of tropical beaches and mountain getaways, which is where the curation comes into play.

We've plucked out the Top Ten Celeb-Favorite destinations around the world, results sucked from our own obsession with where people are going and, of course, past stories right here on Jaunted.com, the Pop Culture Travel Guide.

Check out our glorious list over at Wanderfly RIGHT HERE, and we can't forget to mention our other, illustrious company. Wanderfly also has a range of curated destinations lists from the likes of Refinery29, Mint.com and Mashable (Most tech-savvy cities, of course). See them all here.

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An Updated List of the 80+ Airports with Full-Body Scanners

November 15, 2010 at 4:53 PM | by | ()

The rush to install Full-Body Scanners at airports around the world has not died down. In fact, since our last update only two months in September, we can already add thirty more airports to the list.

On the other hand, we've been able to "deactivate" the ones of Italy's airports, since Italy has decided to stop using the machines. "We didn't get good results from body scanners during testing, it takes a long time to examine a person, more than with a manual inspection," said Vito Riggio, the president of Italy's aviation authority. So at least that's four fewer airports to worry about.

Now for the updated list of airports with full-body scanners:

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Flights on a Flight: A Guide to Air New Zealand's Wines

November 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM | by | ()

You know the only thing we like better than a glass of fine wine…is a glass of fine wine at 35,000 feet. That’s why, whenever we take to the skies, we also take extra care to check out airlines’ wine programs to see who is making the friendly skies even friendlier.

Here’s a fun fact of the day: Air New Zealand serves over 6.5 million glasses of wine in-flight each year, making it the largest single server of wine in New Zealand. Thus, they take their job as an international promoter of Kiwi wines very seriously, as we discovered on a recent trip on the airline.

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