Live and Let’s Fly
Lifemiles 15% Transfer Bonus Continues To Return Value
For those looking to redeem points on Star Alliance airlines, lifemiles continues to return value, and the current American Express 15% transfer bonus helps even more.  If you are considering booking travel or signing up for a new credit card please click here. Both support LiveAndLetsFly.com. If you haven’t followed us on Facebook...
Frequent Miler
Last Chance Deals: Marriott Homes & Villas promo, National Amex Offer & more
Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. Half a dozen deals end this week which includes Chase Offers for IHG and Hyatt Place. Also expiring soon is the latest Marriott Homes & Villas...
The Bulkhead Seat
Restaurant Review: Bern’s Steak House (Tampa)
Bern’s Steak House is a Tampa institution with one of the world’s largest wine… The post Restaurant Review: Bern’s Steak House (Tampa) appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
One Mile at a Time
Hyatt’s Kennedy 89 Hotel Frankfurt Opens Soon(ish)
Frankfurt, Germany, will finally be getting a full service Hyatt hotel, which I’m quite excited about. I first wrote about this several months ago, but I wanted to provide an update, as more details about the hotel are now being made available.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
American Airlines Flight Attendants Will Stage a Protest Outside the New York Stock Exchange as Contract Negotiations Drag On
Flight attendants at American Airlines will stage a demonstration on Wall Street in New York City on Monday afternoon in protest at protracted contract negotiations just as the carrier is holding its annual investor day. Crew members at the Dallas-based carrier have requested permission for the second time to go...
Sam Chui
Trip Report: Special Flight on Australia’s Newest Jet – Qantas A220
Qantas operated a special charter flight from Sydney to Uluru (Ayers Rock) on its new Airbus A220. I was onboard to experience the new aircraft and for the first time, visited the Australian outback. The first Qantaslink A220, featuring the artwork of Maringka Baker. The aircraft is named after the...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
What Is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 238: Reader Edition
An anonymous reader of The Gate With Brian Cohen was in Mississippi and spotted this plaque, which was posted to the wall of a casino in Biloxi. The plaque was photographed and sent to my attention. For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what... The post What Is Wrong...
Frequent Miler
United Airlines’ hidden award chart, Google Pay is shutting down and vacation rentals with benefits (Saturday Selection)
United’s “hidden” award chart for 2024, a billionaire is furious about expensive room service at a five start hotel and what to do when Google Pay shuts down. All that and more in this week’s Saturday Selection, our weekly round-up of interesting tidbits from around the interwebs (links to each...
Your Mileage May Vary
The Best-Kept Secret For Peace & Quiet at Major Airports
Airports are generally not known for peace and quiet. Lounges used to offer some protection from the hustle and bustle, but with everyone and their brother getting lounge access, it’s…
Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (2nd March)
We’re passing past the dark months of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, where the evenings are getting a little bit lighter. But it’s always good to look back, in Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond. The distant city -Looking at Liverpool from New Brighton   TRIP REPORT: Polishing Silver...
View from the Wing
The FAA Will Let New Air Traffic Controllers Skip The Academy, But That Stll May Not Help New York
The FAA had gone to off-the-street hiring to meet diversity goals but the problem was there weren't enough training slots, and qualified controllers were being passed over when we need controllers. Whitaker's approach lets the agency train controllers from a variety of backgrounds without sacrificing onboarding those that have...
Live and Let’s Fly
Great Coffee In Kuala Lumpur
I’m generally not a fan of chain coffee shops, but there some good ones, particularly outside the USA. I found a very nice coffee shop inside one of the busiest malls in Kuala Lumpur. Best Coffee In Kuala Lumpur The hotels I stayed in had very respectable coffee so my...
One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: March 02, 2024
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far! I’m spending time at home with family, and am happy to be able to catch up on trip reports and get some consistent sleep, after a busy two months of travel to kick off the year. On the points &...
Your Mileage May Vary
Expecting A Package While Away? Here’s What To Do For USPS, UPS, FedEx & Amazon
Years ago, putting a hold on your mail delivery was easy. All you had to do was tell your friendly U.S. Postal Service mail carrier that you’d be away and…
Miles To Memories
Boring But Superior – The Only AA Loyalty Point Rewards I Choose
While elites are offered a variety of AA Loyalty Point Rewards, only one makes optimal sense to me. Here's what I pick and why. The post Boring But Superior – The Only AA Loyalty Point Rewards I Choose appeared first on Miles to Memories.
The Bulkhead Seat
American and Spirit Airlines Cancel Flights to Haiti After Gunfire Hits Planes
A Sky Cana aircraft was struck by a stray bullet yesterday while landing at… The post American and Spirit Airlines Cancel Flights to Haiti After Gunfire Hits Planes appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
View from the Wing
American Airlines Crew to Stage Wall Street Protest Monday During Carrier’s Investor Day
American Airlines flight attendants want bigger raises than American is offering and they want retro pay back several years, like pilots (who have far more leverage). So while the airline is holding its Investor Day on Monday afternoon, flight attendants will be holding a protest on Wall Street. The...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Flight Attendants Battle to Save Life of Mother of Two Who Suddenly Became Ill and Tragically Died On Flight to Charlotte
Flight attendants on an American Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic to Charlotte, North Carolina, battled to save the life of an American mother of two who suddenly became ill shortly after takeoff from the Caribbean island, prompting an emergency diversion to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Tragically, despite the...
Points With a Crew
16 Travel and Tech Deals at Amazon this weekend
Some decent Amazon weekend deals on travel and tech gear going on this weekend, including headphones, luggage, locks, packing cubes and supplies, travel books and ...
Live and Let’s Fly
Taco Bell In Kuala Lumpur…
I do have a known weakness for Taco Bell, one of my few indulgences in an otherwise regimented diet. Thankfully…or perhaps regrettably for my body…I found a Taco Bell in Kuala Lumpur near my hotel and decided to eat dinner there… Yum: Taco Bell In Kuala Lumpur I enjoyed eating...
View from the Wing
Quit Saying JSX Exploits A Loophole Just Because They Offer Passengers A Better Product
A 'loophole' is something that is expressly legal until it's used in a way we dislike - or in this case, something that airline competitors and unions don't like. The common connotation of loophole is some sort of mistake or drafting accident that's being exploited. However what...
One Mile at a Time
Guide To American AAdvantage Executive Platinum Status
I fly American Airlines more than any other airline, given what a big presence the company has at my home airport of Miami. I’ve had Executive Platinum status with the airline for well over a decade. This is American’s top published tier status (American also has Concierge Key, but that’s...
Your Mileage May Vary
What Hotels Do With Their Old, Worn Out & Stained Towels & Sheets
If you consider how much use they get and how many washings they go through, it’s easy to realize that linens wear out and need to be replaced much more…
One Mile at a Time
Bilt Rewards’ Elite Status Program: How It Works
Link: Apply for the no annual fee Bilt Mastercard
Miles To Memories
Vegas Loop Toxic Sludge, Mirage Volcano Returns, Huge Slot Merger & Dead Vegas Hacks!
Vegas Loop may be having issues, the Vegas hacks social media killed, Adventuredome expands and when you can catch the Mirage volcano! The post Vegas Loop Toxic Sludge, Mirage Volcano Returns, Huge Slot Merger & Dead Vegas Hacks! appeared first on Miles to Memories.
Live and Let’s Fly
As Haiti Collapses, American Airlines 737-800 Riddled With Bullets
I’m a pretty adventurous traveler, but there is one place I will not go right now and that is Haiti. Case in point: as the country lurches ever closer to total collapse, several aircraft including American Airlines, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines planes have come under attack in Port Au Prince...
Point Me to the Plane
Beware the Swipe: Unveiling the 10 Worst Countries for Credit Card Fraud
Beware that these countries are the worst destinations for credit card fraud.
Points With a Crew
The best and cheapest way to get from Manhattan to JFK International Airport
You can go from New York City to JFK by train, taxi, Uber or bus, but the cheapest and best way from NYC / Manhattan to JFK airport is ...
Your Mileage May Vary
Bet This Never Happened When YOU Got An Exit Row
Air flight is usually a relatively similar situation for everyone. But every once in a while, someone’s experience may be a little more, shall we say, “personalized.” This was one…
One Mile at a Time
Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card Review: Platinum The Easy Way
Both American Express and Chase issue co-branded Marriott credit cards. In this post, I wanted to take a closer look at the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, which is the most premium credit card in the portfolio. This card is quite compelling and the easiest way to earn Platinum Elite...
Point Me to the Plane
What Makes The Park Hyatt Melbourne A Gem In The Hyatt Portfolio
Not every Park Hyatt property is a winner. For many surprising reasons, this one stands out!
View from the Wing
Southwest Airlines Strategic Shift: Partnerships and Codeshares Coming After Years of Solo Flight
Southwest Airlines is known for going it alone. Part of their business model has largely been avoiding the cost and complexity of partnerships and of transferring bags to and from other airlines. But that may be about to change. Continue reading Southwest Airlines Strategic Shift: Partnerships and Codeshares...