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The Wandering Aramean
Flying with knitting needles: Not in Bangkok!

What happens when security in Bangkok decides to deny your knitting on board? A bit of crazy managed to solve the problem, though not without some stress (and a small... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Goodbye, Meridiana; Hello, Air Italy!

Italy has a new airline this week and it is not toying around. Expect roughly 50 aircraft to be flying from the Milan-based Air Italy within three years. Oh, and plenty... Read More

Road Warriorette
Amazon Presidents’ Day Sale–Business Travel Electronics

Everybody likes a sale, right? In the past Amazon has had 50% and more off of luggage. While that would be great, this year most of the savings are on electronics, many... Read More

Live from a Lounge
What are your pre-flight habits? Here are mine

Everyone has a different way of approaching their travel. Here are my 4 Pre-travel habits. What are yours? The post What are your pre-flight habits? Here are mine... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
NEW: Club LifeMiles, a Subscription to Buy LifeMiles

Ah, now the secret plan comes out. Just one month ago, LifeMiles announced that they are changing the rules to how frequent flyer miles in their program expire.... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 180: Engines Turn Or Podcast Speaks

No, that's not really what ETOPS stands for but with the rash of engine issues in the past week we couldn't help talking about them. Etihad cuts, Air India's sale plans... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Jet Airways American Express with 2500 bonus JPMiles!

The Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card has been one of my favourite cards amongst all the co-branded cards I've held. It now has extra bonus JPMiles on... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Catch our Paisa Vaisa podcast on points, miles & luxury travel!

We recently made our first podcast appearance where we talked all things luxury travel and how to attain your travel goals with your credit cards. Hear us out! The post... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Too cold to fly??

Was it too cold to fly in Russia earlier this month? Two sets of incidents around flights in Moscow led to one fatal crash and several more risky situations. The post... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Checking in: The Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Looking for a spot of luxury for your sleep in Sofia, Bulgaria? If you're willing to take the classical Soviet-style of elegance then the Sofia Hotel Balkan, part of the... Read More

Jeffsetter
Hawaiian Airlines First Class Seat Certification

Hawaiian is in the midst of modernizing and expanding its fleet of long-haul aircraft.  And, as part of this, Hawaiian has rolled out it first ever lie-flat... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Schengen Visa in 24 Hours!

In a rush, I applied for a Schengen Visa earlier this week and I got my passport back with a Visa stamp within 24 hours. Here is how the Schengen Visa process worked for... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Woman Climbs into X-Ray Machine With Her Bags…

Tomorrow is Lunar New Year, and many people living in China are expected to travel over the holidays. In fact, an estimated total of 400 million... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
St Maarten, St Croix moving forward with airport reconstruction efforts

Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean nearly six months ago and several of the region's airports are still a long ways from recovered. More than $100 million is... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Alaska Airlines ups its Wine Flies Free offer

Wine shopping on the west coast is a little easier for Alaska Airlines MileagePlan members as the company's popular "Wine Flies Free" program nearly triples in size. ... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Hyatt’s First Promo of 2018 – Up to 1,000 Points per Night

Many hotel chains’ 2018 promotions are well underway, and Hyatt is joining the party. Hyatt today has announced their first promotion of 2018, called More Bonus... Read More

Live from a Lounge
New Hyatt promotion offers 1000 bonus points a night

World of Hyatt is out with their first promotion for the year and it is lucrative! You get 1000 bonus points per night at most Hyatt brands, and even award stays count.... Read More

Jeffsetter
Seriously? Prepaid Rates Only?

I’m getting so tired of Hyatt’s shenanigans.  How can a property have prepaid rates only? Hyatt has seemingly been on a warpath to ruin itself. ... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Deal: Zomato Gold available today with complimentary food and drinks

Zomato Gold, which offers you 1+1 on meals and 2+2 on drinks is on sale today. This could be a great opportunity to get a membership since only limited numbers of these... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Rolls Royce wants to make an IntelligentEngine for planes

Rolls Royce is working on an interesting concept, where they intend to develop engines which can look out for and maintain themselves. Try imagining an Engine where it... Read More

Live from a Lounge
30% off on Carlson Hotels+ 2,500 Bonus Points per stay

Carlson Rezidor hotels group is currently running a sale offering 30% discount for stays through June 2018. Plus members get bonus 2,500 Gold points on all stays through... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
PR: Gogo first with SES-15 inflight connectivity

Gogo is the first inflight connectivity provider to pass data on the SES-15 Ku-band satellite. That's great news for passengers, and it should get even better soon as... Read More

Live from a Lounge
MakeMyTrip: 15% off Domestic flights, 50% off hotels!

MakeMyTrip Grand Travel Sale has some great deals on domestic flights, as well as about 50% off on Hotel bookings domestic and international! Check out the sale details... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Alaska Airlines (Kinda) Removes Award Ban on Close-in Bookings

Yesterday I wrote about Alaska Airlines’ new policy, which blocks close-in award for travel on Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, and JAL. The policy essentially... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Zork it up in Las Vegas at ZorkFest 2018

Did you miss out on the inaugural and incredible ZorkFest in Atlantic City in December 2017? Or maybe you loved it so much that you've been chomping at the bit for... Read More

Road Warriorette
Winter Business Travel Guide

It’s February, and usually here in Texas that means spring is on the way. This year….not exactly. It’s still really cold here and all around the... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Emirates adventure called into question

Why fly Emirates? For EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that question presents a significant issue given the requirements of the "Fly America Act." Yet that's what he did.... Read More

Jeffsetter
Aloha Airlines Funbird Plane Tag

Act quick!  The Aloha Airlines Funbird Plane Tag won’t be around forever. Ten years ago, Hawaii’s Aloha Airlines shut down amidst a fierce fare war... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Club Carlson revamp coming in March 2018?

Carlson Rezidor has been renamed to Radisson Hotel Group. Though the name is not the only thing that Carlson Rezidor has changed. Club Carlson loyalty program is also... Read More

Live from a Lounge
IndiGo/SpiceJet ordered to move to Delhi Terminal 2

Delhi Airport Terminal 2 will be home to the metro flights of IndiGo and SpiceJet after all after they lost a court battle and were ordered to move. The good news is,... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Free Night Worldwide for two stays at Wyndham Hotels

Wyndham hotels is running one of the most generous hotel promotions where you can earn 15k bonus points when you complete two stays. Now, 15k bonus points can get you a... Read More