Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Striking Hotel Workers in Vancouver Slam Air Canada and Fiji Airways For ‘Crossing Picket Line’ By Using a Hotel at Centre of Dispute
Air Canada and Fiji Airways have been slammed by hundreds of striking hotel workers in Vancouver over allegations that they are crossing a picket line by continuing to put passengers and aircrew up in several hotels at the centre of the dispute. The workers, who are represented by the Unite...
One Mile at a Time
Review: Air France HOP Business Class Embraer E190 (CDG-FRA)
For the next segment ofmy trip to Japan via Mongolia, I flew Air France HOP’s Embraer E190 business class on the one-hour flight from Paris to Frankfurt (after getting off my Air France A350 business class flight from New York to Paris). HOP is Air France’s regional subsidiary, operating a...
View from the Wing
Rumor: American Airlines Adding Seattle Flight Attendant Base
American had planned to fly Seattle to Bangalore and to Shanghai. Neither flight materialized. American isn’t even flying Seattle – London this winter. They aren’t operating long haul at all from Seattle. So it’s been a question mark whether Seattle would actually be a long haul city for American...
The Bulkhead Seat
Spirit Airlines Cancels 12 Routes This Summer
Last month, I wrote about Spirit’s plans to postpone the launch of its Tulum… The post Spirit Airlines Cancels 12 Routes This Summer appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Live and Let’s Fly
Review: Alila Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
I spent my first night in Kuala Lumpur at the Alila Bangsar, an attractive Hyatt property that was inexpensive and located in the Brickfields neighborhood near KL Sentral station. Alila Bangsar Review – Kuala Lumpur At $57/night (tonight, for example, the cost is still a very reasonable $80), this had...
France Luxury Hotel Review: Fleur de Loire, Relais & Chateaux
Background I wanted to visit the Loire Valley to check out some chateaus after watching a few travel shows that highlighted the area. Blois, France seemed like the perfect city that was convenient to many of the chateaus. I stumbled upon the Fleur de Loire, a Relais and Chateaux property,...
View from the Wing
American Airlines, Spirit Cancel Haiti Flights As Planes Hit By Bullets
Violent gang attacks under the direction of Jimmy Cherizier (“Barbecue”) on Thursday near Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti damaged several commercial aircraft while JetBlue took off, fortunately unscathed. American Airlines and Spirit Airlines have suspended their flights from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Continue reading American Airlines, Spirit Cancel Haiti...
Travel With Grant
Peets Coffee & Tea $10 Off $25 AMEX Offer (Gift Card Balance Reloads Worked)
Good morning everyone, happy Saturday!  If you are a fan of Peets Coffee & Tea, you won't want to miss this AMEX Offer.  There is a new Peets Coffee & Tea $10 Off $25 AMEX Offer available and I immediately loaded the offer to my AMEX CC to see if...
Monkey Miles
March 2024 Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards
We give you the good good on Flying Blue Promo rewards The post March 2024 Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards appeared first on Monkey Miles.
New Option for Hyatt Points (plus the Why Behind Their Weak Promos), and United Airlines Pandemic Reflection
Here is the latest set of interesting stories and news from around the travel web that I found enjoyable or useful and hope you do, too!
View from the Wing
Carl Icahn May Take Full Control Of JetBlue, Do To It What He Did To TWA [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 Carl Icahn May Take Full Control Of JetBlue, Do To It What He Did To TWA [Roundup]...
One Mile at a Time
Wild: Delta Captain Charters A330 For Retirement Flight To Hawaii
It’s not unusual for pilots to celebrate their retirement flights, often by bringing their family along for the special occasion. However, one retiring Delta captain celebrated his retirement in a way that I’ve never heard of before. I first wrote about this a few days ago, but wanted to share...
Frequent Floaters
Amazing Celebrity Flora Suite, Using Your Cell Phone at Sea, Connected Cruise Bits, Shared Table History and Another Lucrative Card Offer
Last year I used my big two stage snow blower twice. This year I only used it once (granted I was on a cruise during the last snowstorm but…). I guess I will not have to change the oil for another year again? Gosh, I miss being on a ship...
Frequent Miler
Painful devaluations, from “roughing it” to the lap of luxury and more
Both Hyatt and ANA announced painful devaluations this week, though in each there are bright spots (or at least not so dark spots?) to be found. This week at Frequent Miler, we also covered ways to stay in the great outdoors, our favorite luxurious business class flight experiences, and a...
The Travel Sisters
Win Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Tickets from Marriott Bonvoy!
Win Taylor Swift concert tickets with Marriott Bonvoy® Sweepstakes to See Taylor Swift The Eras Tour including a free trip to 3 cities. The post Win Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Tickets from Marriott Bonvoy! appeared first on The Travel Sisters.
Live and Let’s Fly
Combative Couple Force Diversion Of United Airlines Transatlantic Flight
An allegedly inebriated and combative couple engaged in a fierce brawl, forcing a diversion of a United Airlines 767-300 traveling across the Atlantic on Friday morning. Report: Fight Between Combative Couple Escalates, Forcing Diversion On United Airlines 767-300 United Airlines flight UA883 left London Heathrow (LHR) on time, bound for...
The Bulkhead Seat
Intoxicated United Airlines Passengers Cause Diversion to Bangor On Newark-Bound Flight
A pair of allegedly intoxicated passengers caused United Airlines flight UA883 to divert to… The post Intoxicated United Airlines Passengers Cause Diversion to Bangor On Newark-Bound Flight appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
United Airlines Flight From London Heathrow Forced to Make Emergency Diversion After Passenger Causes ‘Level 3’ Security Threat
A United Airlines flight from London Heathrow to Newark was forced to make an emergency diversion to Bangor, Maine, on Friday after a passenger reportedly caused a ‘Level 3’ security threat. United flight 883 departed London Heathrow at around 8:20 am on Friday and it had completed most of its...
One Mile at a Time
World Of Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo: Earn Up To 28K Bonus Points
World of Hyatt has just launched its newest global promotion, after opening registration a bit over a week ago. The program hasn’t had a global promotion since fall 2023, so I’m sure many people are happy to see the return of an offer. While this promotion is better than nothing,...
Monkey Miles
2 new Amex Offers for Dell
Amex Offers is targeting accounts with 10% off Dell purchases with a $1500 max statement credit. Stack this with Amex Business Platinum Dell credits to save even more. The post 2 new Amex Offers for Dell appeared first on Monkey Miles.
One Mile at a Time
Delta Cancels Los Angeles To London Route… Again
Delta Air Lines will be pulling out of one of the few international long haul markets where all of the big three US carriers directly compete, as flagged by @IshrionA.
One Mile at a Time
American Will Fly Boeing 787s From New York
In the coming months, American Airlines will start flying Boeing 787s out of New York, which should have some interesting implications…
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Australian Flag Carrier Pays Emotional Tribute to Flight Attendant Murdered By Serving Police Officer With Special Feature On Mardi Gras Float
Australian flag carrier Qantas has unveiled an emotional tribute on its official Mardi Gras float to a murdered flight attendant who was allegedly slain with his boyfriend by a serving police officer who then hid their bodies in surfboard bags. Luke Davies, 29, was murdered alongside his new TV presenter...
TURKISH AIRLINES: Touches down in Melbourne for first time tonight (Saturday 2 March 2024)
Turkish Airlines light TK168, which departed Istanbul on Friday, is scheduled to land at Tullamarine Airport tonight at 8:40 pm. You can read about the route in more detail in a previous post. This will be the airline’s first flight to Australia. Unfortunately, this will be conducted using a less...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Earn 4,000 Bonus Points Every Four Nights At Iberostar Beachfront Resorts With IHG One Rewards
In addition to the points you would normally earn, you can earn 4,000 bonus points every four nights at Iberostar Beachfront Resorts with the IHG One Rewards membership program at participating resort properties worldwide through Monday, May 20, 2024... ...but you must... The post Earn 4,000 Bonus Points Every Four Nights At...
One Mile at a Time
Understanding Marriott Credit Card Eligibility Rules
All credit cards with welcome offers have restrictions regarding who is eligible for the bonuses, and at times they can be complicated. However, if you ask me, Marriott’s co-brand card portfolio is next-level when it comes to understanding eligibility restrictions.
Frequent Miler
Das Posthotel, Small Luxury Hotels and Resorts: Bottom Line Review
Last Summer, my wife and I spent a glorious two and a half weeks in Austria (see our previous reviews for hotels in Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg). We’re avid hikers, and were looking forward to spending a couple of days tramping around the Zillertal region of the Austrian Alps. There...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Polishing Silver – The Intercontinental San Francisco (Howard Street)
The Intercontinental San Francisco (Howard Street) and trying out the new BART trains Polishing Silver It’s time to head to downtown San Francisco and experience a new Intercontinental Hotel for me – the Intercontinental San Francisco (as opposed to the one on the Nob Hill). How does it stack up?...
Frequent Miler
Podcast: Which is the best Amex Platinum card? | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep244
American Express has four different Platinum cards, all with a $695 annual fee. In this episode Greg and Nick not only help differentiate these Platinum cards from one another, they also pick out which one is best (or which is best for which kind of need.) Watch the full episode...
View from the Wing
American Airlines Will Finally Operate Boeing 787s From New York
In a scoop broken first by aviation watchdog JonNYC, American Airlines is opening up a New York Boeing 787 pilot base. Basing 787 pilots in New York will allow the airline to operate that aircraft from New York JFK without deadheading pilots in from other cities. American Airlines...
Your Mileage May Vary
CBP to Fix Broken Feature for Global Entry & Other Programs’ Applicants
All told, the U.S. currently offers 5 variations of trusted traveler programs: TSA PreCheck Global Entry NEXUS Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) Free and Secure Trade (FAST)…
Frequent Miler
Avianca LifeMiles on sale with 165% Bonus (1.25 cents each)
Avianca has its monthly bonus available on LifeMiles purchases, this time it’s 165%. That brings the cost per mile down to 1.25 cents, just below our reasonable redemption value for LifeMiles of 1.3 cents each.  At that price, buying for a specific high-value redemption could make some sense (like business...