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Point Me to the Plane
This Weekend’s Credit Card Application Results – All Approvals Again!

During my last application spree just 6 weeks ago I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi: CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select (have this same card,... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
The 21 Unwritten Rules of Flying You’re Probably Breaking

This is a fantastic list published by Thrillist Travel, I tend to agree with the vast majority of these!  What are your thoughts? Their team compiled a list of the... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Ending Soon – 170K AAdvantage Miles, Huge 70K SkyMiles, 2 Free Hyatt Nights

Sadly, several of the offers we’ve been covering the last few weeks are soon coming to an end. The Delta 60K/70K SkyMiles offers will expire in just over a week... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Stack Discounts on Wallet-Friendly Noise Cancelling Headphones

Groupon has a $20 off deal on Solitude SXCS2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones and  Voodoo Active Noise Cancelling Headphones. That brings the price down... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Important change coming to Amex Gold Charge Card Membership Rewards from July 1

The Amex Gold Charge Card will see a change on how you earn Membership Rewards points as of July 1, 2017. Here is the update on this important change. The post Important... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
“Shaking Like Washing Machine” After Engine Blade Fracture Causes Scares & Emergency Landing

An AirAsia X flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced a blade fracture, with one engine ingesting the broken pieces and causing severe damage and vibrations... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Summer Reorganization, Try Caviar, and Recap

Welcome to the latest version of the Jetsetter’s Homestead update.  This is our central space to talk a bit about our travels (especially those that... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Counting my Airline Status Blessings (on a 50-hour economy class trip) !!!

Airline status is something that frequent fliers take for granted. Unless, it comes to your rescue 13 times in a quick overseas trip that lasted less than 4 days. Here... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Today’s Credit Card Application Results – All Approvals Again!

During my last application spree I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi: CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select American Express: Hilton Honors... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Israeli Judge: El Al Cannot Reseat Women at Request of Male Passengers

An Israeli judge has ruled that flight attendants cannot ask female passengers to move at the request of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men according to NPR. It’s been... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Offers Ending Soon! 170K AAdvantage Miles, Huge 70K SkyMiles, 2 Free Hyatt Nights

Sadly, two of the offers we’ve been covering the last few weeks are soon coming to an end. The Delta 60K/70K SkyMiles offers will expire in just over a week on... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
I cheated on Delta with United, and liked it (sort of)

As a Delta frequent flier based in Brooklyn, I rarely end up on United Airlines. Unlike many living in Manhattan, my journey to United’s Newark Liberty hub is an... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Experience Europe in The Amazing Race Style – Are You Game?

We have a few questions to pose to our readers this weekend: Have you ever wanted to compete on The Amazing Race? Do you crave a summer vacation with... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
A Chip Frequent Flyer Card?

I shared a Delta infographic on the airline’s new joint venture agreement with Korean Air. Xeno P on twitter spotted a chip on the Delta… The post A Chip... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Jet Airways to charge for web check-in, in a twisted way

Jet Airways' latest #paxex changes ensure you either pay them more or come to the airport earlier to be able to get a good seat on the plane. Here is an account of how... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Girls Hockey in India, Gun Amnesty, Virgin Partner Endgame

On my mind: I grew up in Minnesota, yet when I saw this NYT piece on Wisconsin’s islands, my thought was “Wisconsin has islands?” I… The post... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Delta and Korean Air Sign Joint Venture

Delta and Korean Air today signed their joint venture agreement. Press release here. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval in both countries. We may…... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Join Sam’s Club, Earn Up to 5,000 AAdvantage Miles

I’ve always considered myself more of a Costco girl.  But there is something to be said for the lure of free miles.  And when free miles come with bulk... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Trouble finding business class award space to Europe? Here are your best bets

Everyone wants to fly in the flashiest, latest and greatest business class seats. Good luck getting in on that deal. With more points than ever on the open market,... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
UK Fact Check, Korean Dog, and Serious Porta-Potties

Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Everything You Ever Wanted... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: Hoover Dam

On our first full day in Vegas, we decided to take a short trip out of town to Hoover Dam. Like I’ve said many times now, I’ve never been to Vegas before.... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Qatar Airways intends to buy 10% of American Airlines ?!?

Get the popcorn, for Al-Baker has gone straight for the gut of the Americans. Qatar Airways has initiated process to try and get 10% of the shares of American Airlines... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Hyatt’s Mid-Year Sale is offering up to 25% off on hotels across Asia-Pacific

Hyatt has launched a mid-year sale where you can get up to 25% discount on stays across Hyatt hotels in Asia-Pacific up to September 3, Here are some great stay options... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Destination Marketing Fee, Land No Country Wants, The Woman Who Fought Apple

On my mind: first Mariners game. Takes a friend’s visit to activate us. Hacks: Synchrony Bank credit cards: a list, best cards & easiest cards… The post... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
British Airways seeks Qatari strike-busting help

British Airways is facing another strike at the beginning of July and it has turned to an unlikely partner to help beat some of the associated challenges. Will this deal... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
American CEO “Not Happy” with Qatar Airways Investment, Calls It “Strange”, Plans to Continue Claim Against Gulf Carriers

Interesting, probably not the reaction that Qatar Airways was expecting. Seeking Alpha reports that Doug Parker, American CEO is “not happy” about a... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Qatar-American Alliance, Travel Influencers, Myanmar Glut

Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Qatar Doubles Down on... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Lufthansa First Class Terminal FRA Review

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin... Read More

Jeffsetter
Hyatt Visa Signature Sign-Up Bonus is Changing

The Hyatt Visa Signature Sign-Up Bonus is changing at the end of the month.  And guess what?  It’s not a positive change. The Hyatt Visa Signature, aka... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Etihad chauffeur service discontinued for Business & First Passengers

Etihad has just rolled out sweeping changes for their Business & First Class cabins, where they will discontinue the complimentary chauffeur service as of July 3.... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Just the Tip – Uber’s Kalanick Out, Tipping In

The big news coming out of Uber keeps coming.  And coming.  And still coming. Last week it was CEO Travis Kalanick’s leave of absence (which came on... Read More