View from the Wing
Certified for Takeoff! Airbus A321XLR Set To Redefine Long-Range Flights?
The new long range Airbus A321XLR received its Type Certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. It's been certified with CFM LEAP-1A, and a Pratt & Whitney version is expected to be certified later this year. The first plane is expected to enter service later this summer,...
Points With a Crew
Baymont by Wyndham Montgomery Alabama Hotel Review
If you're looking for a Montgomery Alabama hotel - here is my Baymont by Wyndham Montgomery Alabama hotel review, including info on wifi, breakfast, parking, rooms, amenities, cost and more
Economy Class & Beyond
DEEP DIVE: The A321XLR interior demonstrator – glimpses of a near future 
With the Airbus A321XLR (the extra long-range version of the A321neo) coming along very shortly, Airbus showed off a cabin demonstrator of the possibilities of the type at Aircraft Interiors Expo. As the A321XLR clears a major certification hurdle, what can we look forward to seeing aboard? The A321XLR demostrator...
The Bulkhead Seat
Passenger Steals Bulkhead Seat and Demands to Keep It Because He’s a US Citizen
A passenger on an American Airlines flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)… The post Passenger Steals Bulkhead Seat and Demands to Keep It Because He’s a US Citizen appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Miles To Memories
Chase Sapphire Reserve Cardholders Can Enjoy Special Benefits at Paris Olympics
If you are traveling to Paris this summer, don't forget to bring your Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. The post Chase Sapphire Reserve Cardholders Can Enjoy Special Benefits at Paris Olympics appeared first on Miles to Memories.
Your Mileage May Vary
Spain’s New Public Piddle Law Pits People Against the Pee Police
Travel friends, have you ever heard about a new law that sounded so ridiculous that you just had to scratch your head and wonder, “How in the world did they…
View from the Wing
American Airlines Lets Passenger Decide: Delay Flight for Broken Tray Table?
A reader flying American Airlines from Nice to Philadelphia boarded their aircraft to find that the tray table at their economy seat 13K was broken, "Broken tray in seat 13K not ideal for an eight hour flight with a 6 year old." Continue reading American Airlines Lets Passenger Decide: Delay Flight...
IT: Airline computer systems go down. Flights delayed/cancelled
Aircraft worldwide have been affected by an IT outage caused by a fault in the CrowdStrike Falcon security platform. The outage has affected computer systems worldwide in a range of industries. In Australia, Qantas Group systems have been affected, resulting in Jetstar flights in Australia and New Zealand being cancelled...
Frequent Miler
What are Wyndham points worth?
Wyndham charges either 7.5K, 15K, or 30K per night for their hotels, making them one of the rare chains that still has fixed prices for their hotels, with no peak or off-peak modification. Having only three award categories, combined with Wyndham often making multiple room types available for the same...
One Mile at a Time
10 Hotel Habits Of Mine, From The Logical To The Irrational
We all have our routines in life. If you’re a frequent hotel guest, odds are that there are some habits that you’ve picked up over the years, whether logical or not. In this post, I thought it would be fun to share some of my habits when staying at a...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Flights Grounded by Worldwide Information Technology Outage 2024: Travel Alert
Since late last night, Thursday, July 18, 2024, airlines have suffered their flights grounded by worldwide information technology outage 2024, causing passengers to be substantially delayed or stranded. The outage was reportedly caused by... The post Flights Grounded by Worldwide Information Technology Outage 2024: Travel Alert appeared first on The Gate.
CIBC Flight Delay Insurance in Canada
Have you ever read the details of your CIBC Flight Delay Insurance provided by your credit card? Understanding flight delay insurance can be beneficial when your flight is delayed or cancelled. I have worked with many clients who have encountered long delays, including overnight delays, that have been made for...
Frequent Miler
Kroger: Earn 4x Fuel Points On 3rd Party Gift Cards; Fixed-Value Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards
Kroger has returned with more digital coupons offering 4x fuel points on third party gift cards and fixed-value Visa and Mastercard gift cards. This is valid for online gift card purchases as well, with no coupon needed. This offer is valid on July 19th only. Note that the terms on...
Your Mileage May Vary
MCO’s Social Media Team Needs Help!
The social media team for Orlando International Airport has been one of our favorites for years and years and years. They’re funny as all out and besides giving you the…
ATX Jetsetter
Massive IT Outage Impacting Airlines and Airports
A massive IT outage caused by a Crowdstrike software update has affected airlines and airports around the globe. The post Massive IT Outage Impacting Airlines and Airports appeared first on ATX Jetsetter.
One Mile at a Time
Do You Use In-Room Hotel Safes? For What?
When you stay at a hotel, do you place your belongings and valuables in the in-room safe, or do you not bother using it? I’m curious to hear the varying approaches that people take. I’ll share my take below, as I’m starting to realize that I might just be in...
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
July 19 Bonus Offer Highlight: Radisson Rewards – Earn 2,000 bonus points for stays in India
Today's Bonus Offer Highlight has Radisson Rewards offering 2,000 bonus points per stay at their hotels in India. Check out all of the new bonuses added today here: The post July 19 Bonus Offer Highlight: Radisson Rewards – Earn 2,000 bonus points for stays in India appeared first on Frequent Flyer...
View from the Wing
Police Called After American Airlines Passenger Claims U.S. Citizenship Lets Him Steal Man’s Bulkhead Seat
An American Airlines passenger flying from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles took another passenger’s bulkhead seat and refused to give it up. He argued that it was his by right as a result of his U.S. citizenship. Defying flight attendants requests to move, all passengers were eventually deplaned in...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Miles and Points On Sale — July 19 2024
Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase or gift miles or points is when they are on sale, as...
The Bulkhead Seat
Not the Day to Fly. IT Outage Causes Over 23,000 Worldwide Delays and Cancellations
Last night, I wrote about Frontier Airlines having a tech issue that caused a… The post Not the Day to Fly. IT Outage Causes Over 23,000 Worldwide Delays and Cancellations appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Frequent Miler
More Easy Rewards: Fee-free Visa Gift Cards at Staples
On the heels of this week’s fee-free Mastercard gift cards, Staples will again be offering fee-free fixed $200 Visa Gift Cards from July 21, 2024 to July 27, 2024. The limit is again eight per customer per day (although some stores may allow more). Different stores appear to have different...
Points With a Crew
Should you buy Wyndham points with a 35% bonus?
Wyndham Rewards currently has a 35% bonus on buying points. Buying Wyndham points can be a great way to book an amazing Vacasa vacation rental at a steep discount. Find out how ...
Sam Chui
Microsoft IT Meltdown Affects Thousands of Flights
A major IT outage at Microsoft caused widespread flight disruptions affecting tens of thousands of passengers worldwide. Thousands of flights have been canceled globally with over 750 flight cancellations in the US alone.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported communication problems stemming from the outage, leading several major US carriers to...
Live and Let’s Fly
Air India Sends Rescue Aircraft After Russian Diversion Of US-Bound Flight
Air India has dispatched a rescue aircraft to Krasnoyarsk, Russia after a mechanical delay yesterday forced the diversion of a US-bound 777-200LR jet. Rescue Aircraft Enroute To Pick Up Stranded Passengers In Russia After Mechanical Issue Forces Diversion Of US-Bound Flight On Thursday, July 18, 2024,  Air India flight 183...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Ryanair Wins Case in U.S. Court Over ‘Illegal’ Screenscraping Lawsuit
European budget airline Ryanair has won a lawsuit in a U.S. court against over allegations that the popular travel booking site and its subsidiaries illegally ‘screenscraped’ the Ryanair website for flight prices. Up until very recently, Dublin-based Ryanair refused to market its flights through online travel agencies and price...
One Mile at a Time
My Chase Ink Preferred Card Approval Experience
At the moment, theInk Business Preferred Credit Card(review) is offering an incredible welcome bonus of 120K points. I just applied for the card and was approved, so wanted to report back with my experience, especially as this is my second of these cards.
Economy Class & Beyond
Airbus receives EASA type authorisation for the A321XLR
Some big news as we head into the run-up to Farnborough, with Airbus receiving Type Certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the Airbus A321XLR. Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of EASA handing over the Type Certificate for the Airbus A321XLR to Isabelle Bloy, Airbus A321XLR Chief Engineer. Photo:...
One Mile at a Time
JetBlue Offers Flight Attendants Unpaid Leave, Warns Of Reduced Flying
JetBlue has just revealed that it expects it will need significantly fewer flight attendants for this upcoming winter, as flagged by @xJonNYC. The airline is now offering flight attendants unpaid leave, and is warning that those who stick around may get reduced hours.
Guide: How does the $200 Amex Airline Credit work?
This $200 airline credit by Amex is really easy to use. There's no need to activate and it posts quickly. Here's a guide to this benefit.
View from the Wing
JetBlue Cuts Flight Attendant Hours, Offers Leaves Of Absence Amid Financial Struggles
The JetBlue flight attendants union let crewmembers know on Thursday that the airline was planning to need fewer flight attendants starting in September as a result of schedule reducations, and that this would last at least through the winter season. Specifically they estimated that 39,000 flight attendant hours would...
Live and Let’s Fly
Over 20,000 Flights Delayed Or Cancelled After Worldwide Software Glitch
“So when airlines talk about a seamless global passenger experience, it means they all use a common IT system for key functions. The vulnerability (or lack of resilience) of that strategy is on full display here.”  -Jon Ostrower A software glitch has forced the delay or cancelation of thousands of...
The Bulkhead Seat
Flight Review: Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Delta One® – FRA-JFK
Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select… The post Flight Review: Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Delta One® – FRA-JFK appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.