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United to Pay $2.4 Million Over “Chairman’s Flight”

United got into trouble last year when they were found to be operating a flight from Newark (EWR) to Columbia, South Carolina (CAE). The Federal prosecutor found... Read More

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British Airways Patents In-Flight Pill – Lets Cabin Crew Know What You Need

How about this! Check out the patent application filed by British Airways yesterday. While flight attendants for certain airlines are known to constantly check on... Read More

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Rumor: Chase Freedom 2017 Q1 and Q2 Categories

Chase Freedom offers 5x points in selected categories, which rotate throughout the year. For example, from October to December this year, you can earn 5 points per... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants are Hoping to Raise Retirement Age

I consider Cathay Pacific to have some of the best flight attendants out there, perhaps because it’ll always have that “hometown touch” for me. I... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Taj Hotels and Shangri-La to welcome each other’s loyalty members

India's Taj Hotels has joined hands with Hong Kong based Shangri-La Hotels to introduce a new loyalty program collaboration. Here's what thos new alliance has to offer... Read More

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American is Dramatically Cutting Capacity on Cuban Flights

Last month I wrote about American Airlines’ flights to Cuba, which may not be seeing the passenger load they were hoping for. To give you an idea, some flights... Read More

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Uber Offering Free Seaplane Rides through Saturday, UberBoat Also on Offer

In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, Uber is offering complimentary seaplane trips via “UberSEAPLANE” between 10am-2pm today through... Read More

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30% Bonus When You Transfer SPG Points to Asia Miles

From now until the end of the year, you can earn a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program. There are over 15... Read More

Road Warriorette
Travelers rejoice! Netflix to allow offline streaming.

Just in time for the crazy holiday travel season, Netflix has announced that they will be allowing offline streaming of their movies and shows. What does this mean? All... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 124: Too hot to handle

Norwegian feels the heat in Vegas, Transatlantic traffic keeps growing and United's Basic Economy is ready to fly. Plus a special mini-episode for a good cause. The post... Read More

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Coming Soon: Use Wyndham Points on 28 More Hotels Following New Acquisition

Wyndham Rewards is one of the programs that have a flat rate redemption scheme. There are over 8,000 hotels in the chain’s portfolio, and they all cost... Read More

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Accor Hotels 40% Cashback Across Thailand Hotels

Accor Hotels is offering a 40% cash back across 40+ hotels in Thailand. for stays until April 2017. Take a look at the details and some amazing hotels where use could... Read More

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Victoria’s Secret Charters Private Jet NYC-Paris, Plane Full of Models off to Fashion Show

Victoria’s Secret on Monday chartered a plane from New York to Paris to transport their “Angels” to the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Like... Read More

Road Warriorette
Review: Travelpro Crew 11 21” Spinner Carry On

If you’ve spent any time at all in airports, you’ve seen Travelpro suitcases. They are everywhere, a perennial favorite of business travelers and flight... Read More

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Sneak Peek: United Polaris Lounge Chicago O’Hare

Earlier this year, United announced their new take on the international Business Class product, which they call United Polaris. As part of the announcement, they... Read More

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20% off AirBnb Gift Card!

While points and miles have enabled me save on luxury hotels, sometimes traveling with bigger groups or with family can be tricky on points. For that reason, I often... Read More

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United Kicks of Havana Service with Delay from Newark, AA & B6 Arrive Early

American was the first US carrier in more than 50 years to arrive back in Havana with commercial flights when AA17 from Miami landed at 8:25am on Monday. JetBlue soon... Read More

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Le Meridien is Changing Up Their Toiletries

Hotel toiletries is one of the topics that shouldn’t really matter that much, but does invoke strong feelings among frequent travelers. You may remember the... Read More

Jeffsetter
Haleakala National Park Requires Reservations

Haleakala National Park is undoubtedly one of the most visited sites on the island of Maui.  Its otherworldly, high-altitude summit is a unique and fantastic sight... Read More

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Netflix Finally Allows Offline Playback…GREAT In-Flight Entertainment Option!

This has nothing to do directly with points and miles, but is something that I know a lot of flyers (myself included) have been hoping for. Netflix is finally... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Delta fired a customer this week

Yeah, that schmuck won't be flying Delta ever again. But does the ban really address the underlying issue? I'm very, very, very skeptical. The post Delta fired a... Read More

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Extra 6% Cash Back Bonus for Online Purchases via TopCashBack

TopCashBack, a site that offers cashback on over 1,000 retailers including travel sites (hotels, airlines, Expedia, Travelocity, etc), online stores (Amazon, Target,... Read More

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2x Amex Membership Rewards Points at Selected Merchants

Until the end of the year, you can earn double American Express Membership Rewards points at selected merchants. This offer is only valid for online purchases, and... Read More

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The One Time My Non-Metal Credit Card Saved Me…

The vast majority of credit cards are made of plastic, to the point that some people refer to paying with credit cards as “paying with plastic”. However,... Read More

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Garuda Indonesia Will Now Let You Redeem Miles Online

Garuda Indonesia is one of the handful airlines that have a 5-star Skytrax rating. Their First Class product has been pretty coveted, at least in the points and... Read More

Road Warriorette
3 Must-Have Items for Packing Light

No matter the time of year, I hate checking my bag. It takes extra time I don’t have, plus there is always the fear that the airline will lose my suitcase. Not to... Read More

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No Glasses in Passport/Visa Photos Any Longer Says US Department of State

The US Department of State issued an update on November 1st which restricts glasses from being worn in any passport or visa photos. Non-expired document holders who have... Read More

Jeffsetter
Marriott Reveals More About the Merger

Yesterday Bloomberg posted an article from an interview with Marriott’s global brand officer, Tina Edmundson.  In the article, Marriott reveals more about the... Read More

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20% Discount on All JetBlue Flights with Promo Code to Celebrate 100 Cities

JetBlue recently announced that they were flying to their 100th destination: Havana, Cuba. To celebrate that today, they are offering you a chance to save 20% off all... Read More

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Starwood’s Cyber Monday offers upto 35% Discount for Stays until September 2017

SPG is currently running their Cyber Monday Sale where you can get up to 35% discount on booking Starwood hotels worldwide for stays until September next year. If... Read More

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Fare Deal: Roundtrip From Washington DC to Santiago, Chile for $170!

Santiago sure has been the destination for some pretty amazing fares lately! There is a great fare right now from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Santiago, Chile (SCL) for... Read More