Highest Airport in the World Expected to Open Later This Year

Work is reportedly currently under way on Daocheng Yading Airport, which is scheduled to open sometime later this year and serve the Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture in the Chinese province of Sichuan. At an altitude of approximately 4,436 meters or 14,500 feet, Daocheng Yading Airport — located in Nagqu, which is approximately 186 miles from Lhasa — will supposedly become the highest commercial airport in the world at only 764 meters lower than…

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InterContinental Ambassador Annual Renewal Fees to Increase By 50%?

Several FlyerTalk members are reporting with conviction that the fee to renew Ambassador elite status with InterContinental Hotels will increase from $100.00 to $150.00 annually — an increase of 50 percent — effective as of August 10, 2012. Enrollment — not renewal — of membership with Ambassador elite status with InterContinental Hotels increased from $150.00 to $200.00 — an increase of 33 percent — greater than two years ago on July 1, 2012. While many FlyerTalk members certainly are not happy about the reported fee increase, there are those FlyerTalk members who believe that…

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