TravelUpdate
Non-English speakers always get this aviation word wrong

It is interesting to look at word differences in the aviation industry. In different countries using the English language, certain things are named in different ways.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Incredible Southwest Companion Pass Offer For California Residents

California sure has become a competitive market for Southwest. With Alaska's takeover of Virgin America, Alaska and Southwest are battling over who is more dominant in... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Free And Easy 500 Award Miles

I like quick and easy free miles and points. Through November 16th, 2017, you can earn a free and easy 500 Miles + Bonus award miles when you login to your Miles+Bonus... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Finally, Lie-Flat Beds on My Ethiopian Airlines Flight!

I’m pleased to report that my connecting Ethiopian 787 flight from Addis Ababa to Bangkok featured Ethiopian’s new fully lie-flat beds. But did it lead to a... Read More

One Mile at a Time
New Security Measures For US-Bound Flights From Asia Coming Next Week?

In late June we first learned about new security measures being introduced for US-bound international flights. With the increased risk of terrorism to aviation, the... Read More

TravelSkills
InterContinental finally absorbs Kimpton’s loyalty program

Even though it’s been two years since InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Kimpton Hotels, the new parent company has left the Kimpton Karma Rewards... Read More

Wild About Travel
Kenya Airways New Fight to Survive

Recently Kenya Airways ran a feel-good campaign to celebrate Customer Service Week with pictures featuring the carrier’s new Polish CEO Sebastian Mikosz:... Read More

Miles To Memories
IHG and Kimpton Are Finally Merging Loyalty Programs: Thoughts, Details and Analysis

IHG Rewards Merges with Kimpton Karma Rewards. Details, Analysis and Thoughts. How does this affect members of both programs and how will Karma elite members fare under... Read More

Sam Chui
Flying the Ilyushin IL-14!

In August in a unspecified location in Russia, I joined a group of diehard aviation enthusiasts together we flew one of the last remaining airworthy Ilyushin-14 nickname... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The US Now Wants To Ban Large Electronics From Checked Bags

In late March, the US introduced an electronics ban for nonstop flights from select Middle Eastern countries to the US. Under this policy, large electronic devices had... Read More

Frequent Miler
20% off sitewide at Rakuten: gift cards, cameras, etc

Rakuten.com is offering 20% off sitewide today (up to a maximum savings of $50) with coupon code FLASH20. Miles to Memories reports that it’s... Read More

View from the Wing
SAD: Kimpton Karma Rewards Being Folded into IHG, Here’s What Happens to Points and Status

Ultimately this move is good for IHG Rewards Club members (more redemption options), not good for Kimpton Karma Rewards members (sanitization of what's unique about... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Qatar Airways 777-300ER Economy Class Mumbai to Doha to Beirut

After arriving at Mumbai Airport just after midnight, I made my way up to departures without a single passport or ticket check (a strong contrast to my experience at... Read More

Travel Codex
How to Combine Airline Inventory with Published Fares

When I introduced the concept of fare construction, I mentioned that it involves finding both booking class inventory and also published fares, matching them together in... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Kimpton Karma To Join IHG Rewards in 2018

Kimpton Hotels is the largest chain of boutique hotels in the United States, with more than 60 hotels across the country. IHG announced that they were purchasing... Read More

Road Warriorette
A simple travel etiquette request. Please don’t be a jerk.

Sometimes during travel you get to witness people being so kind to each other. And then other times you witness incredible rudeness. This week was the latter, I’m... Read More

Running with Miles
Southwest LUVs California – Free Southwest Companion Pass By Opening a Credit Card

If you live in California, you can now get a free Southwest Companion Pass with just a single credit card! This is the best deal around so act now on this! The post... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Kimpton Karma Rewards To Roll Into IHG

Back in 2015,  IHG Completed their Acquisition Of Kimpton Hotels. Then not much else happened except that I looked into the Top 7 Kimpton Hotels I’d... Read More

TravelUpdate
Traveling with medical marijuana – Should you?

‘Traveling with marijuana’ is always a hot topic among enthusiasts and medical users alike. Simply speaking, do not travel with marijuana, unless its... Read More

Michael W Travels
Win 100,000 Delta SkyMiles & Free Cinnabon For A Year

Cinnabon is currently running the Bon Voyage Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win an interesting prize. The winner will win a year’s worth of Cinnabon and a... Read More

Mommy Points
Kimpton Karma Rewards to Become a Part of IHG Rewards in Early 2018

Almost three years ago I shared the news that the IHG program was improving with the acquisition of Kimpton. Now, almost three years later, we have movement on the... Read More

God Save The Points
How To Spend 48 Hours In Chicago (Or More)…

They don’t call it the windy city for nothing, so pack your finest coat. Regardless of temperature (it is beautifully warm in the summer, by the way)- Chicago is... Read More

Miles To Memories
CitiBusiness ThankYou Card, 20K/40K Signup Bonus Available in Branch

CitiBusiness ThankYou Card is a business credit card from Citi that is not very much talked about. One of the reasons is that it is only available in branch, and the... Read More

Points With a Crew
Visiting Irazu Volcano in Costa Rica

Visiting Irazu Volcano in Costa Rica is a fun day trip from the country's capital of San Jose. Here are some tips for a successful time in the park: Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich

The SWISS First Class Lounge in E-Gate area at ZRH is beautiful. Truly beautiful. It is also well-guarded. When we presented ourselves for admission holding only a... Read More

View from the Wing
US Wants to Bring Back Electronics Ban: Forbidding Laptops From Being Checked as Luggage

In the spring the US banned laptops from passenger cabins on US-bound flights from several airports, requiring that electronics with lithium ion batteries be checked as... Read More

God Save The Points
10+ Hours In Etihad First Class For 50,000 (Easy) Points. Yes Please.

Etihad First Class is up there. It really is. Innovative space, (literal) white glove service and an attention to detail seldom imagined- let alone received, keeps... Read More

Svenblogt
Video: Robotter in Hotels, an Flughäfen und mehr. Wollt Ihr Robotter statt Menschen?

Eine durchaus interessante Frage, denn immer und immer mehr müssen Preise sinken, weiter und weiter. Zudem versuchen Hotels, Flughäfen und andere Institutionen... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Trainy McTrainface becomes a reality

Earlier on this year, MTR Express of Sweden said they would name a train “Trainy McTrainface”. And how we all laughed. Or cried. Or something in between.... Read More

TravelSkills
The newest Embraer jet you may never fly

You probably know Embraer by its line of smaller so-called “regional” jets that typically fly short distances and feed into major airline hubs. These are the... Read More

Miles To Memories
Gift Card Sale; 20% Off Xbox Live at Rakuten and 10% Off Lowe’s at Newegg

There's two separate gift card sales from Rakuten and Newegg that can get get you discounts on XBox Live and Lowe's gift cards. Read More

The Wandering Aramean
A330neo First Flight Photos

The A330neo is now flying. New engines, wings, winglets and more were on display during the event. Plus, company executives went into detail on plans to grow sales for... Read More

Travel With Grant
Break Up Letter from Comenity Virgin America Visa Credit Card

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  By the time you read this post, I will be on my way to Chicago for the Chicago Seminars travel conference.  I'm a little... Read More

Renés Points
#TeamBoardLast is still the LAW of the Deltaland! You want first? Then must board last!

#TeamBoardLast is still the LAW of the Deltaland! You want first? Then must board last! Continue reading → The post #TeamBoardLast is still the LAW of the... Read More

Running with Miles
New Amex Offer: Get $25 Back on $29+ with Shutterstock [Targeted]

Save $25 at Shutterstock with this new Amex Offer of $25 back on $29 or more. This helps to bring the cost of images, and even subscriptions, a bit lower. The post New... Read More

TravelUpdate
All of California: Buy One Flight, Get One Free – Southwest Companion Pass with Just One Purchase!

NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE (IN CALIFORNIA) This is an update of a post from 10/9/17 that was targeted. The current offer is now open to all residents of California! Updated... Read More

X Close

Subscribe To The Best of Boardingarea

A weekly digest of the most popular & trending stories from across the network 

You have Successfully Subscribed!