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TSA Screenings Top 800,000 For First Time Since March!

After a very flat month of July, TSA screening are on the rise again. We might not see a million this summer, but we are getting pretty close. The post TSA Screenings... Read More

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort Closure Extended Through 2021???

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last November, I stayed at Disney’s Beach Club Resort with two of my kids before our DCL Very Merrytime cruise. We didn’t... Read More

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Flight Full? United May Let You Rebook For Free

Wondering if you're going to be on a packed plane? United is rebooking full flights and sending out notifications to affected passengers. The post Flight Full? United... Read More

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High Load Factor Flights During COVID-19: A Double-Edged Sword

Air travel is slowly rebounding after several depressing months. Carriers have adjusted capacity, resulting in high load factor flights during COVID-19. The post High... Read More

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Paying for College with Travel Hacking Skills, 65k Southwest Card Bonus

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Paying for College with Travel Hacking Skills: I love this post from Mark on Miles to Memories. He is documenting how he is saving up... Read More

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Why Masks Are Actually Harmful, Hyatt Losing Millions, and the Real COVID Risk While Flying

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Why Masks Are Actually Harmful,... Read More

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7 Amazing Airports On My Bucket List

Unless you're a seasoned traveler, you might not believe that there are airports worth visiting. But here are several that might pique your interest. The post 7 Amazing... Read More

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What Makes a Hotel a Dump?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. “That hotel was a dump!” That’s what I hear when someone disses a hotel. But what exactly makes a hotel a dump?... Read More

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Cruise Ships Face Further Delays

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Earlier today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced another “voluntary” suspension of cruise... Read More

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Qatar Airways Business Class lounge: Doha Al Mourjan Business Class lounge review

In 2019, I visited the Qatar Airways Doha Al Mourjan Business Class lounge in Hamad International Airport. Read this lounge review to find out about food, amenities, the... Read More

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Why I Chose North Captiva Island for our Next Adventure

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Last month, I wrote about my experience picking a vacation rental home for a trip next year. Staying on an island off the coast of... Read More

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10 Best Uses of Turkish Miles and Smiles

If you've not looked into Turkish Miles and Smiles, you need to. This award currency is excellent. Here are 10 of the best uses of Turkish Miles and Smiles: The post 10... Read More

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Why Occasionally Upgrading to Premium Cards Makes Sense for My Family

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Like many of you, I had big 2020 travel plans that didn’t  materialize due to pandemic. We were supposed to go to Hawaii... Read More

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3 Reasons Why the Museum of Flight in Seattle Is a Must-See

The Museum of Flight in Seattle is one of my very favorite air & space museums that I've visited. Here are three reasons why you shouldn't pass it up: The post 3... Read More

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3 Avgeek Experiences I May Never Enjoy Thanks to COVID-19

As coronavirus wreaks havoc on global travel, we're seeing accelerated retirement of aircraft and products. Here are three I might not get to experience: The post 3... Read More

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Taking Virtual School on the Road, Don’t Mess with Chase and More

Taking Virtual School on the Road: This post on TPG brings up new travel opportunities for families who can do remote learning from a more desired location. School on... Read More

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United Pilot Furlough, Countries Seeking Remote Workers, and What Is “Revenge” Travel?

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post United Pilot Furlough, Countries... Read More

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Travel Planning Gone Wrong: Booking a Ticket to the Wrong Portland!

Have you ever worried about booking a flight to the wrong airport? I have. Here's the situation a friend of mine was in after making this exact mistake. The post Travel... Read More

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Finally! Olympic Trials Event Rescheduled. Go, or Cancel?

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Amongst all of my trips and events that were canceled or postponed, I was still waiting on one event: the USA Gymnastics Olympic... Read More

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The Decision to Add a Backyard Pool, and How It Relates to Travel

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. This pandemic is forcing to us make decisions we never thought we’d have to make. Whether it’s choosing virtual school... Read More

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Where To Travel When You’ve Been “Everywhere”…

If you ever want to kill some time, and jump down a few rabbit holes – think back on how your travel mindset has changed over the years. If you do, you’ll... Read More

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The Best Hotel Loyalty Programs For Families (2020)…

Loyalty programs are a challenging topic to cover well, because the unique circumstances for each individual can drastically change the merits of any given program, or... Read More

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Aeroplan Anxiety, American Domestic Dreamliner Routes, and Monkeys in Kathmandu

Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I find interesting and hope you do, too! The post Aeroplan Anxiety, American... Read More

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Vacation Home Rental Mistakes, Airlines Getting Stricter with Masks and More

13 Mistakes to Avoid on your Next Vacation Home Rental: Many of us are relying on vacation home rentals more during this pandemic. TPG has a good list of mistakes to... Read More

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Summer Travel Flashback: Alaska Cruise

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. Like many of you, I am longing for adventurous travel to return. With all of our canceled trips this summer, I have been wistfully... Read More

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Aeroplan Improves Miles Expiration Policy and Adds Flexibility

Air Canada has rolled out some customer-friendly changes, including updating their Aeroplan miles expiration policy to allow members more time to use miles! The post... Read More

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Has Coronavirus Air Travel Recovery Stalled?

With summer travel upon us, more people have been flying and transiting airports. But has the travel recovery come to a halt this month? The post Has Coronavirus Air... Read More

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Picking a Vacation Rental Home Was Like Being on House Hunters

See our Advertiser Disclosure here. I used to love watching House Hunters on HGTV. In case you’re not familiar with the show, it follows a family as they look for... Read More

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5 Thoughts On Planning a United Island Hopper Trip

The United Island Hopper is one of the pinnacle avgeek experiences. United's unique route that dots a number of Pacific islands is truly unlike any other. The post 5... Read More

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Remembering My Only Trip Aboard a British Airways 747

When the news hit yesterday that British Airways would be retiring their 747 fleet, I find myself reminiscing about my only experience aboard one in 2008. The post... Read More

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Never Leave Your Charger Behind Again, New Airline Partnership and More

American Airlines and JetBlue Form Partnership: I received an email about this yesterday, but Gary from View From the Wing does a great job of dissecting the info we... Read More