Weekly Travel Roundup

Here are some articles and links from around the travel world that came across my desk this week. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments, post them on our Facebook page or send them my way on Twitter.

Private check-ins? Airlines offer secret perks to best customers

The Today Show recently took a look at how United, American, and Delta take care of their top travelers. From exclusive telephone reps to chauffeured rides to your connecting flight, see how these airlines take care of their most valued customers.

Asiana Airlines Reveals Their New A380 with Clean Lines, Open Spaces, and a Bit of Magic

Asiana has lifted the veil on their A380 cabin layouts and you may be amazed. First Class seats all come with an 80″ lay-flat bed, 32″ HD Monitor, a personal closet to keep your jackets wrinkle free, and a sliding metal door for privacy. Business Class gets their own lounge and bar area, and coach passengers even get some extra legroom thanks to thinner, ergonomically designed seats. Oh, and some of the flight attendants will perform magic tricks and tarot readings for passengers.

Marriott bids for Gen Y business with AC Hotels

Larger, traditional hotel chains have turned to opening smaller, boutique hotels to lure in younger travelers. Marriott is looking to step up the Millenial amenities with their new AC Hotels. Aside from the requisite free wi-fi property wide, AC Hotels will also feature mobile check-in, local foods and drinks, keyless room entry and more.

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