View from the Wing
What Happens When You Don’t Look Like Your Passport Photo? [Roundup]
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading What Happens When You Don’t Look Like Your Passport Photo? [Roundup]...
Bald Thoughts
JetBlue Gives Up LGA Spirit Slots, Avoid Pain on Long Flights, Ditch Friends Without TSA PreCheck?
Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our research to share the best travel tips, tricks, and news with you. Here are the articles for Sunday, June 4, 2023, that we think you should read. Don’t miss out on any new posts. Join...
Frequent Miler
Barclays Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard: 70k miles after only one purchase
There is another link available for the Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard that offers a welcome bonus of 70,000 miles after only one purchase within the first 90 days (the current public offer requires $2K in spend). This link comes from an inflight offer and requires a 6-digit “promo code.” However, you can...
Points With a Crew
2 brothers stuck for 2 days after American Airlines canceled their flight
I get that sometimes irregular operations happen, but to be stuck for 2 days with no vouchers or help from the airline? That is really ...
No Work All Travel
Al Maha Lounge, Doha Hamad International Airport, Qatar
After a short stay in Doha, it was time to head to my flight to Beijing. With about an hour to spare before boarding, I figured I might as well check out the Al Maha Lounge, the only Priority Pass lounge at Doha Hamad International Airport. Location The 24-hour Al...
Live and Let’s Fly
The Odd Reason To Buy A Hilton Grand Vacations Timeshare
On a recent visit to Orlando, we participated in the infamous Hilton Grand Vacations Club tour and while it doesn’t work for our family, the timeshare pitch has come a long way and almost made financial sense. Almost.  If you are considering booking travel or signing up for a new credit card...
One Mile at a Time
Stunning: Riyadh Air Unveils Bold Livery
Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s new national airline, has just unveiled its livery… and it’s kind of amazing!
View from the Wing
Qatar Airways Plans To Eliminate First Class
Long-term the Airbus A380 will retire. And rather than add a new, top-end first class along the lines of something that might compete with Gulf rivals like Emirates, Etihad and even Saudia, or even like European carriers Lufthansa and Air France, Qatar is planning to eliminate long haul first class. Continue...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
A Turtle in Mississippi. Sunday Morning Photograph.
We get so caught up in the frantic, frenetic, frenzied, and feverish pace of everyday life that we often do not realize the stress which we are experiencing — especially when we travel. A turtle in Mississippi reminded me that sometimes we need to stop, take a moment to relax,...
One Mile at a Time
American Airlines Pilot Sues Over “Leftist” Pension Plan
As flagged by PYOK, an American Airlines pilot is suing the airline because… the company’s pension plan is too ”woke?”
The Bulkhead Seat
Scary Video: Teen Jumps From Cruise Ship Into Shark-Infested Waters and Disappears
This has all the elements of a nightmare. The Daily Beast (among many others)… The post Scary Video: Teen Jumps From Cruise Ship Into Shark-Infested Waters and Disappears appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
One Mile at a Time
Qatar Airways To Eliminate First Class In Future
Airlines take very different approaches to long haul first class. Some airlines continue to see a big market for this and invest in the product, while other airlines think business class is sufficient. In many ways, this represents a larger shift we’ve seen over the years, whereby the quality of...
Eye of the Flyer
Great, Stackable Dell Amex Offers (Heads-Up, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express Members!)
A couple of Dell Amex Offers are floating around — including one recently released promotion — that can stack nicely for The Business Platinum Card® from American Express members. And now is an especially great time for cardholders to take advantage of them. Dell Amex Business Platinum Card Benefit card_name...
Frequent Floaters
Celebrity Overbooking & Bumping Passengers, Teen Jumped From a Cruise Ship Into Shark-Infested Waters, Carnival Adds Drug Dogs, Coast Guard Airlifts 3-Year-Old Girl From Cruise Ship and More Cruise News!
Here are this weeks cruise headlines and news from around the web and interweb: Bumped From a Celebrity Cruise Cost One Guest $6,000 Search for Cameron Robbins, 18, has been called off after the teen jumped from a cruise ship into shark-infested waters. Carnival embarking drug dogs to stop onboard...
Live and Let’s Fly
United Airlines Pilots Union Authorizes Strike Vote: What This Could Mean for the Airline and Passengers
The United Airlines Holdings Inc. pilots union has unanimously authorized a strike vote, according to a recent report by Reuters. This move by the union comes in the wake of months of negotiations over pilots’ contracts, with the pilots seeking better pay and benefits. If you are considering booking travel or signing...
Frequent Miler
Last Chance Deals: Delta gift card deal, IHG vacay/timeshare 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. It’s a much quieter week for expiring deals, with only five currently due to end. That includes an IHG timeshare offer; you have to pay for...
One Mile at a Time
Huge Hilton Amex Card Welcome Offers: Points + Free Night
American Express and Hilton have four co-branded credit cards. These cards are fantastic, and have valuable benefits that could make them worth holding onto. This is an ideal time to pick up these cards, given that they have limited time welcome offers, which are among the best we’ve ever seen.
Live from a Lounge
4 great miles and points buying opportunities available in June 2023
As travel opens up and Covid-19 subsides, here are some amazing opportunities for you to buy miles and points and plan your next vacation at literally 40-50% of the usual prices! The post 4 great miles and points buying opportunities available in June 2023 appeared first on Live from a...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
American Airlines Pilot Files Class Action Lawsuit Over The Carrier’s ‘Woke’ 401(k) Pension Plan
A veteran American Airlines pilot who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force in his 20th year as an F-16 instructor at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, has filed a class action lawsuit against American Airlines, claiming the carrier invested millions...
The Bulkhead Seat
Hotel Review: The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select… The post Hotel Review: The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Michael W Travels
Win A Trip For 4 To Universal Orlando Resort- 3 Winners!
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream is giving away a trip for four to Universal Orlando Resort to three lucky winners! The prize includes airfare, 3-Park 3-Day Park to Park tickets to Universal, three-nights hotel accommodations and more. We’ve never had a chance to visit the Universal parks so I’d definitely love...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
What Is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 200
The day was beautiful. The sun was shining The roads were empty of traffic — save for a car or two. Yet, I was compelled to stop and take a photograph — and I thought that this one was fitting for Part 200 of this series of articles. For this edition...
Your Mileage May Vary
Less Familiar Reasons Why You May Be Ineligible For An Exit Row
For most people, if you’re not sitting in first or business class, seats in the exit rows can be some of the most desirable ones on the plane. You don’t…
Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (3rd June)
It’s the weekend before the Passenger Experience Week in Hamburg, and whilst I do what packing I’m doing for this trip, it’s time for Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond.  It’s also been car servicing day. Yay, I suppose.  Things in Kevin land have descended into a farce of sorts....
View from the Wing
Why Hilton Is The Worst Major Hotel Chain For Frequent Guest Benefits
There are four major hotel loyalty programs, at least for Americans: Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and IHG. Hyatt has the smallest footprint but the best benefits for frequent guests. Marriott is great on paper but most inconsistent at the property-level delivering promised benefits. IHG never had much in the way of...
Hilton Amex Aspire $250 Resort Credit: How Long Does It Take to Post?
The Hilton Amex $250 Resort Credit If you have an Hilton Amex Aspire credit card, one of the benefits that come with the card is the $250 resort credit.  This can help to offset the higher annual fee that comes with this card. The $250 resort credit is straightforward:  ...
One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: June 03, 2023
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m happy to be back at home spending time with family and catching up on sleep after my round the world trip last week. I don’t have any immediate travel plans, and I’m kind of happy about that, given the demand for...
Points With a Crew
I admit it – I don’t understand the Tokyo Subway system
Okay - I consider myself an above-average user of subways and public transit, but I am a bit flummoxed about what is going on in the Tokyo subway ...
Your Mileage May Vary
Should You Earn Rental Credits Or Frequent Flyer Miles For National Car Rentals?
I’ve been a member of National Car Rental’s Emerald Club for about 25 years (Ugh, Really? 25 years?) (Note from Sharon – when did I marry such an old man?…
Miles To Memories
Keeping It Simple: My Favorite Airline Cards for the 3 Major Domestic Carriers
Buckets of airline credit cards exist, but only a few are worth holding long-term. Here are my favorites to keep indefinitely. The post Keeping It Simple: My Favorite Airline Cards for the 3 Major Domestic Carriers appeared first on Miles to Memories.
Suites and Lobbies
The 26 Best Things To Do On Maui | Bucket List Guide 2023
I lived in Maui for several years and go back and forth from Oahu every once in a while, you just can’t escape the beauty of this island. The list of things to do is extensive so I compiled the best things to do on Maui to help you decide....
Live and Let’s Fly
Compelling: Save Up To 50% On Luxury Cruises Worldwide
When an exceptionally attractive deal is presented to me, I will pass it on to you. In the case of luxury last-minute cruise deals for up to 50% off on Swan Hellenic, I cannot ignore the unbelievable discounts the British cruise line is currently offering. Save Up to 50% On...