The Gate with Brian Cohen
The Restaurant With the Most Beautiful Views in Each Country and State
Today is unofficially Restaurant Day here at The Gate With Brian Cohen — if only because the theme of the articles for today, Saturday, February 4, 2023 just happen to pertain to restaurants — and to start the day off, good food is only part of a memorable dining experience...
No Work All Travel
Four Snacks in Manila
After years of meandering and eating my way through the streets of Jakarta, Bangkok, Shenzhen, and other East Asian cities, it was about time to revisit Manila. Manila isn’t particularly pedestrian-friendly, nor is it heaving with standard issue points of interest. However, if you are in to Spanish colonial history,...
One Mile at a Time
Crikey: I’ve Been Blogging For 15 Years
15 years ago today (on February 4, 2008), I launched OMAAT, and published my first post. I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to all OMAAT readers, because I wouldn’t be here without you. I also can’t believe how time flies, and that it has already been...
One Mile at a Time
Gold Delta American Express Card Review: Solid Perks & 70K Miles
Link: Apply now for the Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card
View from the Wing
Delta Air Lines Ramping Up At Dallas Love Field And Austin
Delta gained control of a full gate at Dallas Love Field under a legal settlement last summer, and will begin fully utilizing it in June. Meanwhile Delta is finally going to grow in Austin. I broke the news they planned a focus city in my home town nearly five years...
Pointshogger
Rundown of Porter Airlines’ VIPorter (updated February 4, 2023)
It has been a 4 years since I last wrote about Porter Airlines’ loyalty program ,VIPorter. As such, we are way overdue for an update, especially with all the major changes that kicked in this month. The way these posts work is that we do a rundown of the key factors...
Miles For Family
All aboard! I booked another cross-country Amtrak train trip
It’s been almost six years since I traveled from San Francisco to Denver with my kids on an Amtrak train. See my post here. My kids look so young! Well, they’ve never forgotten those 34 hours on the overnight train. I said we will do it again. And then the...
Frequent Miler
Hidden City Ticketing: Techniques, Challenges and Ethics
Hidden city ticketing is a technique for saving miles or money, but how do you do it? What do you need to watch out for? Is it even ethical? We discuss the details on this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air. Elsewhere on the blog this week, we cover ways...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
70-Year-Old Social Worker Accused of Jabbing Delta Air Flight Attendant in Row Over Broken Tray Table
A 70-year-old social worker who told FBI investigators that he rarely, if ever, uses curse words because he does clinical work with children has pleaded guilty to telling a Delta Air Lines flight attendant to “f**k off” and jabbing her in the ribs so hard that she nearly fell over...
The Bulkhead Seat
Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (ATL – Concourse A)
Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select… The post Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (ATL – Concourse A) appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
One Mile at a Time
I Don’t Understand Southwest CEO Bob Jordan…
As just about everyone in the world knows by now, Southwest Airlines had an unprecedented meltdown a bit over a month ago, over the holidays. Tens of thousands of flights were canceled, over a million travelers were stranded, and this will end up costing the airline over $800 million.
Frequent Floaters
What you Will Hate About Cruising, Why Crew are Mostly From Overseas, NCL Forward Suite Review and more!
Can you believe we are only 11 months away from 2024? Why does that matter? Well, many lines have opened up bookings for 2025 and onward! I myself have four sailings booked and more in the works – after all I am a Frequent Floater. On to this week’s posts:...
One Mile at a Time
How To Access American Airlines Admirals Clubs
American Airlines operates a network of nearly 50 Admirals Clubs globally. There’s often confusion about who gets access to these lounges, given how policies differ around the world. In most places in the world, any business class ticket will get you lounge access, while that’s largely not true in the...
The Shutterwhale
Pan Pacific Singapore Quietly Releases Refurbished Rooms and Suites for Booking
There have been some ongoing refurbishment works at the Pan Pacific Singapore and some of the newly-refurbished rooms and suites are now available for booking.
From Miles to Smiles
Be captivated by a visit to the unique Seashell Island in Senegal
Waves lap gently at the pylons beneath the boardwalk as we stroll slowly towards the pink and yellow hues of the buildings perched on Seashell Island. During the traverse we pass motorbikes, donkey carts laden with wares and women in colourful dresses and matching headscarves. Children with beaming smiles animatedly...
Live from a Lounge
Axis Bank Credit Cards imposes caps on points earning and milestone spends
Axis Bank Credit Cards is putting a lid on some instances of earning reward points and milestone spends. Here are the details of what we know now The post Axis Bank Credit Cards imposes caps on points earning and milestone spends appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
Michael W Travels
NYC’s Economy Candy Expanding For 1st Time Since 1937!
Economy Candy, located on NYC’s Lower East Side is the city’s oldest retail candy shop. The shop is iconic and a fun visit for all ages. It’s pretty much guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! For the first time in their history (founded in 1937), they’ll be opening a second...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Green River Overlook at Canyonlands National Park in Utah
At approximately 6,000 feet in elevation, Green River Overlook at Canyonlands National Park in Utah offers some breathtaking views of the Green River, which begins in the Wind River Range of Wyoming and joins the Colorado River at the confluence 20 miles south of this overlook. Find the... The post Green River...
Frequent Miler
Capital One Spark Travel Elite now Venture X Business, still with 250,000 miles offer
Update 2/2/3: Capital One announced that the Spark Travel Elite has been rebranded as the “Venture X Business.” There’s no change to the welcome offer, bonus categories or the irritating requirement to apply through a relationship manager (there is a landing page, though). We reached out to C1 to find...
View from the Wing
Barely Dressed Woman Meanders Through Security At The Miami Airport
People don't dress up to fly the way they used to. And at airports in South Florida sometimes they barely dress up at all. Continue reading Barely Dressed Woman Meanders Through Security At The Miami Airport...
Eye of the Flyer
My Caesars Diamond Status Match was Successful for 2023 — But It Took a Few Days (And Theory Why It Might Have Worked)
On February 1, my Caesars Rewards status fell from Diamond to Gold. I kind of expected it, given that I "earned" Diamond from a status match game. But then I received a very welcome surprise. The post My Caesars Diamond Status Match was Successful for 2023 — But It Took a...
One Mile at a Time
Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 25% Discount
Wyndham Rewards has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points, which some members might find to be worthwhile. Let’s go over the details.
Your Mileage May Vary
What Happens if You Try to Open a Plane’s Door Mid-Flight
You see headlines about it every couple of months: “Man tries to open plane door in mid-air after suffering a panic attack” “Suicidal Delta passenger tries to open plane door…
View from the Wing
Two Families Kicked Off Flight To São Paulo After Epic 15 Passenger Brawl
Fifteen passengers brawled on board Gol Airlines flight 1659 from Salvador to São Paulo in Brazil prior to departure. Reportedly they were two families. A mother asked for her special needs child to sit in the window seat, but the woman who was already there refused to move. One of the...
Travel With Grant
2 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Choice Hotels (25%) & Wyndham Hotels (25%)
Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 2 offers that end in the next week.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you...
Miles To Memories
Things Going Away in Vegas, Gamblers Losing Record Money & Las Vegas Kid’s Family Destination!?!
In this episode we discuss the 2022 end of year numbers for Vegas which include mind blowing numbers. Plus Las Vegas was ranked as the 4th most kid friendly travel destination, I discuss my crazy MSC cruise casino experience & we reminisce over 10 things going away in Vegas. The post...
Live and Let’s Fly
United Airlines 787-9 Collides With 757-200 At Newark Airport
A United Airlines Boeing 787 collided with a Boeing 757 at Newark Liberty International Airport, causing what appears to be significant wing damage. No passengers or crewmembers were injured. United Airlines 787 and 757 Collide At Newark Liberty International Airport The incident occurred earlier this morning at 8:45 am ET...
View from the Wing
Delta Air Lines Calls Out United, American For Shoddy Bonuses To Employees
Delta Air Lines, in its internal communications, is highlighting not just how much they're paying out to employees in profit sharing - they're highlighting how much better Delta employees have it than those who work for their largest competitors. Continue reading Delta Air Lines Calls Out United, American For Shoddy Bonuses...
Eye of the Flyer
G’day? Man Realizes Too Late He Bought a Ticket to Sidney — not Sydney
Something like this seems to happen every year (or, at least, show up in the news every year): someone accidentally flies to an incorrect destination pronounced (or even spelled) exactly like the place they intended to visit. For example, one man ended up in the wrong Rochester (after being robbed,...
Frequent Miler
Barclays Cobranded Card Spending Offers: Get 5x On Up To $700 Spend At Grocery Stores, Drugstores & Restaurants
Chase isn’t the only bank offering select cardholders bonus miles/points on their spend in various categories. Barclays is back doing the same by targeting some cardholders with an offer giving 5x in some very useful categories. The Deal Earn 5x bonus points/miles on targeted Barclays credit cards when spending in...
Live and Let’s Fly
Good News: Capital One + AMEX Cardmembers Will Not Lose Virgin Atlantic Lounge Access
Initial reports that Capital One Venture X and American Express Platinum cardmembers will soon lose access to at least some Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges in the USA appear premature: Plaza Premium has now clarified that cardmembers will continue to have access to all five Virgin Atlantic lounges in the USA. Virgin...
Miles To Memories
Trying to Match to MGM Gold? Caesars Diamond Won’t Do It
If you're looking to get MGM status once again this year through your Caesars Diamond status, you might have noticed a negative change. The post Trying to Match to MGM Gold? Caesars Diamond Won’t Do It appeared first on Miles to Memories.