Short News Roundup: DCA Admirals Club Bathroom Pics, Free Hilton Points, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, and More

I’ve been busy traveling the last several days and today I finally managed to get caught up on some reading. Here are some items that I found interesting:

Free Hilton Honors Points
I’m a big fan of Hilton Honors and if you are to, then before you read on, go visit Million Mile Secrets to read about this time sensitive offer that expires at 2:00 pm CST on September 15, 2011: 250 Free Hilton Points For Liking Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport – Act Quickly!

While you’re at Million Miles Secrets, Daraius is sponsoring a reader giveaway: Contest – Win a Model Boeing 777 & a Seatbelt! All you have to do enter is submit a comment and if will you’ll either an Air Canada Model Boeing 777 or a Bombardier Seat Belt.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Admirals Club
The Admirals Club at DCA was recently refurbished and this week I was able to visit it for the first time since the remodel. It looks a little bit larger than it did the last time I was there and I noticed a new quiet area and new business center. If you’re interested, Marshall Jackson at MJ on Travel has some nice photos of the upgrade and here are a few of my own.

A look at the newly refurbished Washington DC Admirals Club

A look at the newly refurbished Washington DC Admirals Club

DCA Admirals Club Bathroom

DCA Admirals Club Bathroom

Washington Reagan Airport DCA Admirals Club Bathroom Sink

DCA Admirals Club Bathroom Sink

5,000 Free AAdvantage Miles
If you’re a business owner go Visit View from the Wing to learn how you can earn 5,000 Free American Airlines Miles by joining Business ExtrAA.

American Airlines Transcontinental Trip Report
From One Mile at a Time: Just took my first transcon on American… wow! As always, Lucky put together a great trip report  (including some great food photos) of his recent coast to coast flight on an American Airlines 757

oneworld News: Qantas Launches a new Food and Wine community site
Airline Trends has this piece about a new online community built around food and wine: Qantas’ epiQure community connects food-loving frequent flyers.

oneworld News: Qantas testing iPad
From r&d hub, this item: Qantas to trial iPad for in-flight wifi streaming

oneworld News: Cathay Pacific First Class Trip Report
Darren over at Frequently Flying has an excellent trip report with lots of photos from his first class Cathay Pacific journey to Hong Kong.

Airline Industry Conventions
From the Boeing and Aerospace News, coverage of the Airline Passenger Experience Association, Aircraft Interiors Americas and the International Flight Services Association: Exhibits show how we could sit, eat and be entertained in the air.

Airline Industry News: Express Lane Now Open
The new Express Security Lane at Pittsburgh International Airport is now open and dedicated to travelers who have only one carry-on item.

I still have a few more days left on the road so if you don’t hear from me till Monday, have a good weekend!

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