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These airlines offer bereavement fares, that’s helpful, but beware!
Bereavement fares or discounts are reduced-rate tickets offered by airlines to passengers who need to travel due to the death… The post These airlines offer bereavement fares, that’s helpful, but beware! appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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Up to 30% bonus – Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan
For a limited time, Chase Cardmembers can get up to a 30% bonus when they transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points… The post Up to 30% bonus – Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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An Exquisite Stay at the Al Manara, Saraya Aqaba, Jordan
Introduction and Booking Nestled along the northeastern tip of the Red Sea is Aqaba, Jordan’s sole coastal gem. It’s renowned… The post An Exquisite Stay at the Al Manara, Saraya Aqaba, Jordan appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
Pointshogger
My Best Points Earning Experience
Today, I would like to share my best, one time, points earning experience ever. This event actually occurred before Pointshogger was even created. The reason I say that is because it makes it even more impressive, in hindsight, considering I have yet to be able to top it. This one...
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Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Woman Sues Her Own Long-term Boyfriend For Failing to Take Her to the Airport, Making Her Miss Her Flight
A woman in New Zealand has tried to sue her own long-term boyfriend after he failed to take her to the airport, meaning that she missed her flight and had to buy a new ticket in order to arrive at her destination in time to attend a concert. The unnamed...
The Bulkhead Seat
10 US Escape Lounges Join the Priority Pass Network
Escapes Lounges are located in 21 airports globally with 15 of them in the… The post 10 US Escape Lounges Join the Priority Pass Network appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
One Mile at a Time
Southwest 737 Buzzes Oklahoma City Suburbs In Bizarre Incident
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating yet another incident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. This incident is especially strange, since conditions were good, so one has to wonder what exactly was going on with the pilots.
View from the Wing
American Airlines Nightmare: Man Forced to Share Seat With Obese Passenger
An American Airlines customer flew beside an obese passenger. It was a full flight and they could not move. They did not get to use their entire seat, because the other passenger spilled over into theirs. Does American owe them compensation? Continue reading American Airlines Nightmare: Man Forced to Share Seat...
One Mile at a Time
American Express Acquiring Tock To Enhance Dining Platform
In 2019, American Express acquired Resy, a digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform. Now the credit card issuer has announced that it’s acquiring Tock, a competitor to Resy.
Frequent Miler
How Greg found awesome awards like A320 business class, new Hyatt & Delta point values, and more [Week in Review]
One of the outcomes of our recent challenge is that it gave us all a lot more practice with numerous award booking tools to help us find awesome awards at the last minute. This week at Frequent Miler, Greg details how he used those tools and his experience with one...
Frequent Floaters
Tiktoker Tampering With Cruise Water, Bidding for Windstar Yacht Cruise, Using $300 Year Travel Credit for Cruise Costs, The Insanity of Embarkation day for Crew and Carnival Entertainment!
I have barely left my house this week because the “feels like” temp every day was over 100*! I mean I like warm but this has been ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous… I am not on TikTok. I don’t get TikTok. But what I really don’t get is someone tampering with...
Eye of the Flyer
How a Wedding Ring Reminds Someone of Flying Delta Air Lines. Using Credits for a Three-Night Stay in Minnesota
A man's wedding ring serves as a daily reminder of flying Delta Air Lines. Plus, we used our Delta Stays credits for a great three-night stay in Minnesota. The post How a Wedding Ring Reminds Someone of Flying Delta Air Lines. Using Credits for a Three-Night Stay in Minnesota appeared first...
View from the Wing
American Airlines Flagship Lounge Philadelphia Opens Next Year (And Will Be Worth The Wait)
American Airlines has business class lounges at New York JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare, Miami and Dallas - Fort Worth. They've been promising a lounge for their primary transatlantic gateway, Philadelphia, for many years and it's finally in sight. Continue reading American Airlines Flagship Lounge Philadelphia Opens Next Year (And...
One Mile at a Time
Alaska Flight Attendants Have Tentative “Record Contract”
At the moment, were seeing flight attendants at most major US airlines trying to ratify new contracts (except at Delta, where flight attendants arent unionized). Flight attendants largely havent had pay increases since before the pandemic, and are looking for significant raises, to reflect the inflation weve seen in recent...
One Mile at a Time
American Flagship Lounge Philadelphia Opening 2025
While we’ll have to be patient, American Airlines has officially revealed that it plans to open two new lounges at Philadelphia Airport (PHL) in 2025, including a new Flagship Lounge. Let’s go over the details, though let me say that I’ll believe it when the lounge actually opens, given how...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Garbage Truck Collides With American Airlines Boeing 737 And Leaves Piece of Bodywork Embedded in Wing
A garbage truck collided with an American Airlines Boeing 737 at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro on Friday morning as the plane was preparing for departure to Dallas Fort Worth. At the time of the incident, the aircraft was stationary and parked at the gate while passengers were still...
One Mile at a Time
British Airways Retrofitting Boeing 787s With Club Suites
In 2019, British Airways introduced its new Club Suites business class, featuring direct aisle access and doors. This marks a massive improvement to the carrier’s business class experience. As is always the case when new business class products are introduced, the big question is the timeline with which seats will...
Live from a Lounge
India prepares to launch fast-track immigration for Indian citizens
India is preparing to launch its own version of the US CBP's Global Entry Programme, where Indian citizens and OCIs won't have to wait to get back into the country and they can use biometric gates to enter the borders. The post India prepares to launch fast-track immigration for Indian...
Nerd Ka Travel
Expliseat TiSeat 2X New Seat Hopping Into HOPs’ E190 Fleet in Fall 2024
New seats are hopping onto Air France Regional Affiliate HOP E190 as part of HOP!’s cabin renewal program. The Expliseat TiSeat 2X base seat is designed to be lightweight, weighing 8kg (17 lbs) providing the airline with weight reduction while
The Shutterwhale
How and Why I Redeemed My Max Miles for World of Hyatt Points: A Slightly Troublesome Process
Max Miles is a great platform to earn extra World of Hyatt points from online transactions (including flight and hotel bookings) - especially for those in markets without a co-branded credit card!
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
TSA at Philadelphia Airport Stop Yet Another Airline Employee With a Loaded Firearm Trying to Get Through a Security Checkpoint
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Philadelphia Airport have stopped yet another airline employee trying to get through a security checkpoint with a loaded firearm in what has been described as a potential ‘insider threat’ incident. In the latest interception on June 21, the TSA spotted a loaded 9mm handgun...
Frequent Miler
Podcast: Best ways to get to Hawaii | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep260 | 6-21-24
Are palm trees and sunshine perpetually on your mind? This week, Frequent Miler on the Air discusses all of your best options for getting to the islands of Aloha from as few as 10-15,000 points each way from almost anywhere in the US — and how to find the right...
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
Qatar Airways: Earn up to 6,000 bonus Avios + save up to 10% on flights out of Australia & New Zealand
Qatar Airways is offering travellers flying out of Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to earn up to 6,000 bonus Avios and save up to 10% off flights. Privilege Club members simply need to login before booking and then use promo code EOFY24 during check out to receive the bonus...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
My Glimpse Into Akureyri in Iceland: Hilton Announces New Hotel Property
Hilton officially announced a franchise agreement with Bohemian Hotels ehf. to open the Akureyri “Skáld” Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton hotel property, which will be the first internationally branded countryside property in the north of Iceland sometime in the summer of 2025. This article contains some photographs which give my...
Frequent Miler
AluaSoul Orotava Valley (Hyatt All-Inclusive, Tenerife): Bottom Line Review
In August 2021, Hyatt added more than 100 all-inclusive hotels across seven brands with the purchase of Apple Leisure Group and its “All Moments Resorts” collection (AMR). There are now over 40 all-inclusive properties that are bookable in Europe within the World of Hyatt program, and several more are on...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Alaska Airlines Averts Threat of Strike Action as It Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement With Flight Attendants
Alaska Airlines has managed to reach a tentative contract agreement with the union that represents thousands of flight attendants just two weeks after the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) threatened to take the next steps towards going on strike if a deal couldn’t be reached. On Friday afternoon, the union...
View from the Wing
Girlfriend Sues Boyfriend For Airport No-Show: ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’
A man promised to take his girlfriend to the airport and watch her dogs while she was away. He flaked on her, failing to show up. She missed her flight and she sued for breach of contract. The two had been dating for six and a half years, and she...
Your Mileage May Vary
Kimpton Expands to Hawaii with Coco Palms Resort on Kauai
We’ve been intrigued by the complex history of the Coco Palms Resort on Kauai since we drove past the site several times during our 2022 visit to the island. We…
Points Miles and Bling
Review: United Polaris Lounge San Francisco (SFO)
United Polaris Lounge – Introduction The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Airport (SFO) was voted the best business lounge in… The post Review: United Polaris Lounge San Francisco (SFO) appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
Pointshogger
[INTERVIEW] Travel Enhancements with More Rewards
Today we are featuring Jennifer Johnson from More Rewards, who will share with us some travel enhancement features. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Jennifer and looking forward to what you are working on too!  1) Please tell us who you are and what your role is...
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Aeroplan Hotel Points Back Offer is back, now with Status Match opportunity
The latest iteration of the popular Aeroplan Hotel Points Back Offer is now available from June 10, 2024, until June… The post Aeroplan Hotel Points Back Offer is back, now with Status Match opportunity appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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Review: Air Canada Business Class from Toronto to San Francisco
Introduction – The Australian Open Series I love travelling the world to experience global sporting events. Having checked off the… The post Review: Air Canada Business Class from Toronto to San Francisco appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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Air Canada Introduces Complimentary Snacks Beer and Wine on all flights
Earlier in 2024, Air Canada announced a significant upgrade to its in-flight menu offerings across all cabins, introducing over 100… The post Air Canada Introduces Complimentary Snacks Beer and Wine on all flights appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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In Photos: Air Canada special aircraft livery for Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics
Air Canada, the official airline of Team Canada, has announced the renewal of its partnership with the Canadian Olympic and… The post In Photos: Air Canada special aircraft livery for Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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What did you book? – Air France La Premiere First and JetBlue Mint
Welcome to June’s instalment of What Did You Book?, where Sash and Mohammad discuss what they have been up to… The post What did you book? – Air France La Premiere First and JetBlue Mint appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
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Russian Team Room Review – an iconic NYC restaurant experience
Russian Tea Room – Introduction One restaurant I have always wanted to try in New York City (NYC) was the… The post Russian Team Room Review – an iconic NYC restaurant experience appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.