Lufthansa Flyer
SIGMA 150-600mm SuperTelephoto Lens: First Impressions and Review

Having received the new Sigma 150-600mm today, just a day before a trip to Europe, I take it through a few quick tests and have a closer look at some of the lens'... Read More

Pearls of Travel Wisdom
Save 50% at Howard Johnson Hotels on Orange Wednesday

Keeping with their tradition, Howard Johnson is offering a 50% discount on reservations booked on the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving, what they call Orange... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art Extra: NokScoot’s first Boeing 777-200

NokScoot – the new Low Cost Carrier operated as a joint venture between NokAir (partially owned by Thai Airways) and Scoot (a Singapore Airlines subsidiary) have... Read More

Points to be Made
A fantastic weekend of fun at the FTU Amsterdam!

It’s been a great weekend spending time with travel junkies and meeting a whole load old and new friends at the FTU Amsterdam. I really hope those who came managed... Read More

Just Another Points Traveler
12 Miles & Points Thoughts + AwardWallet Codes

It’s been a slow blogging month for me, and today’s the day that I am allowing myself to catch up. Here’s what I’ve been up to: I got invited to... Read More

Michael W Travels
Reminder: Register Amex Cards For Small Biz Saturday

Don't forget- American Express Small Business Saturday registration is open. Be sure to register to get a $30 statement credit per card for shopping small! The post... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Delta to head from Philadelphia to London…

It seems that there’s going to be some competition on London and Philadelphia as a new competitor moves in the route – currently dominated by US... Read More

One Mile at a Time
British Airways Ate My Award Seats!

As part of what I like to call my "award chronicles" over at PointsPros, I had a small mishap with a booking last week. I figure if for no other reason than... Read More

View From the Wing
Here’s My Elite Status Program and Plan

Reader Denis asks about my elite status, and since I write about what I think people ought to do what I actually do is fair game. How are you planning status (airlines)... Read More

British Airways Threatens to Downgrade Half a Welsh Couple … On Their Wedding Anniversary

Let's face it, everyone has a price. Unfortunately for the airlines, it seems the price that would typically be negotiated by a first- or business-class passenger to... Read More

Travel Skills
New look for Newark + United goes Android + New Delta look at LAX + Fee at Hilton/Marriott

AIRLINES Just in time for the busy holidays, United has (finally) extended its new onboard streaming service to Android users. Apple iPhone and iPad users (as well as... Read More

Fly & Dine
Trend Alert: Carry-On Cocktails

Back in May, I wrote about Bon Appetit’s Andrew Knowlton who suggested becoming an in-flight mixologist and crafting your own cocktails on your next flight. A... Read More

Pearls of Travel Wisdom
Venice Banning Wheeled Luggage – Fact or Fiction?

It is being widely reported today that beginning next May, Venice will ban the use of wheeled luggage. While this article mentions that the wheels tear up the walkways,... Read More

Road Warriorette
A few ways to save money on a business trip

Business trips seem to be getting more and more expensive these days.  Oil prices are going down but ticket prices still continue to rise.  Hotels are making... Read More

Deals We Like
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals 2014

For those of you who hate the lines on Black Friday – these deals are for you! There will be no mad rush to the electronics section, no elbow throwing, no waiting... Read More

Wild About Travel
I Do not carry my passport

Passports are such a crucial tool. It seems crazy to me in this modern world that I still need to show a physical bundle of papers to cross a border (or in the USA fly... Read More

Magic of Miles
IHG PointBreaks Live for November 24, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Last week IHG gave us a preview of the properties on the PointBreaks list available for booking starting today. The list is now live on their website, and bookings can... Read More

View From the Wing
Why Don’t Airlines Make Empty Seats Available as Award Space?

Reader Jered asked, Why don’t airlines open all remaining international premium cabin seats for awards for day-of travel? Surely getting something for them is... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Airberlin Inflight Wifi Coming Fleetwide

Inflight wifi is something that's becoming increasingly important to business travelers, and it's interesting to see the different approaches airlines take towards it.... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Free Delta Gold Medallion and Sky Club Access Targeted Offer

Delta is at it again with yet another targeted promotion where they are giving away Gold Medallion status and SkyClub memberships to their corporate clients.... Read More

Running with Miles
Cannot Use Ultimate Reward Points On Merchandise Anymore

One of the great things about Ultimate Rewards is the flexibility that they give. Want to use them to transfer to travel partners? No problem – they give you a... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Huff-puff, and I reach AAdvantage EXP

In July, I wrote a post about how I was having trouble moving forward with my quest for AAdvantage status. I had done the required number of points, but somehow AA did... Read More

Mommy Points
Book Hotels Now for Just 5,000 Points per Night via IHG Point Breaks

The new winter IHG PointBreaks list is now bookable!  As usual, the Point Breaks rooms are available for just 5,000 IHG Reward points per night for bookings (and... Read More

Extra Pack of Peanuts
8 Tips & Tricks for When You’re Sick While Traveling.

When you’re on your vacation, one of the last things you want is to be sick. But sometimes it happens. If you do get sick or injured during your travels it can be... Read More

Magic of Miles
Promo: Amex Sync $40 Back on $175 DoubleTree Stay

Deals We Like has just highlighted a great Amex Sync promotion available via Twitter for a $40 credit when you spend $175 or more on a DoubleTree stay between now and... Read More