quinta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2013

THE BEST 2013 - REVISTA GLOBAL TRAVELER


A complete list of winners is as follows:

Best Airline in the World
Singapore Airlines

Best Airline Alliance
Oneworld

Best Aircraft Type
Boeing 777

Best Airline for International First Class
Etihad Airways

Best Airline for Business Class
Qatar Airways

Best Airline for Domestic First Class
Delta Air Lines

Best Airline for Onboard Service
Asiana Airlines

Best Airline for Flight Attendants
Asiana Airlines

Best Flight Attendant Uniforms
Korean Air

Best Airline Cuisine
Alitalia

Best Airline for Security
EL AL Israel Airlines

Best Business-Class Seat Design
Qatar Airways

Best First-Class Seat Design
Emirates

Best Airline for New Service Launch
Turkish Airlines (IAH)

Best Frequent-Flyer Program
United MileagePlus

Best Frequent-Flyer Elite-Level Program
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Pualani Platinum Membership

Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program
United MileagePlus

Best Frequent-Flyer Award Redemption
LifeMiles

Best Frequent-Flyer Customer Service, Americas
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles

Best Airline in North America
Air Canada

Best Airline in Central/South America
Avianca

Best Airline in Mexico
Aeromexico

Best Airline to Australia and New Zealand
Air New Zealand

Best Airline in the South Pacific
Fiji Airways

Best Airline in Europe
TAP Portugal

Best Airline in Eastern Europe
LOT Polish Airlines

Best Airline in Africa
South African Airways

Best Airline in the Middle East
Emirates

Best Airline in North Asia
China Airlines

Best Airline in Southeast Asia
Singapore Airlines

Best Airline in China
Hainan Airlines

Best Airline in Central/South Asia and India
Jet Airways

Best Airline to Japan
Japan Airlines

Best Trans-Atlantic Airline
Brussels Airlines

Best Trans-Pacific Airline
Korean Air

Best Airport in the World
Incheon Airport

Best Airport in North America
Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Best Airport Lounges
Etihad Airways

Best Airport Staff/Gate Agents
Turkish Airlines

Best Airport Dining
Singapore Changi Airport

Best Duty-Free Shops
Dubai Duty Free

Best Hotel in the World
The Address Downtown Dubai

Best International Hotel Chain
The Ritz-Carlton

Best Domestic Hotel Chain
The Ritz-Carlton

Best Lifestyle Hotel
Andaz

Best Airport Hotel
Hyatt Regency Incheon

Best Golf Resort
The Resort at Pelican Hill

Best M.I.C.E. Hotel
China World Hotel, Beijing

Best Hotel Club Floor
The Ritz-Carlton Club Level

Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World
IHG Rewards Club

Best Frequent-Stay Elite-Level Program
Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite

Best Frequent-Stay Award Redemption
Choice Privileges

Best Frequent-Stay Customer Service, Americas
Hilton HHonors

Best Frequent-Stay Bonus Program
IHG Rewards Club

Best WiFi Service
Boingo Wireless

Best Hotel in the United States
The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Best European Hotel Chain
The Ritz-Carlton

Best Hotel Chain in Asia
Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces

Best Hotel in Korea
Lotte Hotel

Best Hotel Chain in Latin America
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain in Mexico
Fiesta Americana

Best Hotel Chain in the Middle East
Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts
Address Hotels + Resorts

Best Overseas Delivery Program
Volvo

Best Car Rental Company
National Car Rental

Best Tourism Destination
Ireland

Best M.I.C.E. City
Seoul

Best Wireless Service in the World
Verizon Wireless

Best Noise-Canceling Headset
Sennheiser

Best Luggage Brand
Briggs & Riley Travelware

Best Credit Card
United MileagePlus Club Card from Chase

Best Credit Card Rewards Program
United MileagePlus Club Card from Chase

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card
Marriott Rewards Visa Signature Card from Chase

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Promotions
Starwood Preferred Guest American Express

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Benefits
IHG Rewards Club Select Visa

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Redemptions
Choice Privileges Visa Signature

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Promotions
Delta SkyMiles by American Express

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Benefits
Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage Visa Signature Card

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Promotions
United MileagePlus Explorer Card from Chase

ACIDENTE COM AVIÃO DA DELTA EM MADRI







Um Boeing 767-300 da Delta Airlines, prefixo N182DN, realizando voo DL -415, de de Madri  (Espanha) para Nova York JFK , Nova Iorque ( EUA), com 200 passageiros e 11 tripulantes , pousou em emergência após a decolagem.

Durante a corrida para decolar da pista 36L, um pneu do trem de pouso direito explodiu  e restos da borracha do pneu penetraram na asa direita causando danos nos sistemas elétricos (por exemplo, transponder) e também nos sistemas hidráulicos.


A tripulação subiu para altitude segura e executaram diversos testes nos sistemas alternativos do trem de pouso e voltaram para Madri onde pousaram com segurança na pista 32L, cerca de 45 minutos após a partida.  

Durante o taxi para o gate o avião virou à esquerda, saindo a direita da pista de taxi e parou . 

Os passageiros desembarcaram através de escadas e foram levados de ônibus para o terminal. Não houve feridos , a aeronave recebeu danos substanciais .Detritos do pneu e da asa foram recuperados.A passageira Ana Arias twittou que achavam que uma roda direita explodiu e sentiram que a aeronave desviou e girou (???) durante a decolagem , soltando um painel na parte superior da asa direita.
A companhia aérea confirmou que um pneu explodiu na decolagem ,  e o problema hidráulico está sob investigação.

fonte/AvHerald/foto/Ana Arias/
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