Deals We Like
Southwest Extending Double Points Promotion

Back in April, Southwest announced a double points promotion for every Southwest flight you take. At the time the promotion launched, it was for flights through June 13,... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Air Belgium Now Wants To Start Flying To The US

I’ve covered Air Belgium extensively, partly because I’m interested in start-up airlines, and partly because I was supposed to fly them shortly... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
KLM Updates its Intercontinental Economy on-board services

KLM are in the process of introducing an updated economy class service on its Intercontinental Network, that should have some appreciable passenger experience changes... Read More

Hotel Review: Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in... Read More

View from the Wing
American Explains How They Choose Regional Jets for Routes: “Trial and Error”

Even though the carrier says they're trying to simplify their fleet, operate fewer aircraft types and subfleets, they're doubling down on flying similar competitor... Read More

Running with Miles
New TripIt Features: Great International Tools for Trips and Neighborhood Safety Scores

The TripIt travel app is getting even smarter and more helpful! These new TripIt features give you all the great tools you need for your next international trip right... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
United App Now Lets You Check Star Alliance Flight Status

Already my favorite airline app, the United Airlines mobile app now allows you to check on the flight status of Star Alliance carriers beyond United and its codeshares.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Best Ways To Use Amex Membership Rewards Points To Fly To Asia [2018]

If you want to book an award to Asia on Star Alliance carriers, Amex Membership Rewards should be a go-to points currency for you. Not to worry, if you want to fly... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
SUPER: Alitalia Business Mailand – Havanna (Return): 1085 Euro

Mit der Alitalia Business von Mailand nach Havanna ... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Georgien bekommt eine echte Langstrecke

Eine neue Airline mit ambitionierten Plänen ... Read More

Frequent Miler
Potential huge win with Marriott Travel Packages before August

Marriott travel packages are awards in which you exchange Marriott Rewards points for airline miles plus a 7 night stay certificate (or a 5 night certificate for... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
DEAL: Cathay Pacific Business Budapest – Hong Kong (Return): 1500 Euro

Mit der Cathay Pacific Business von Budapest nach Hong Kong ... Read More

Dubai Smart Gates – schnell einreisen, kostenfrei registrieren

Zuerst ein wichtiger Unterschied. SmartGates und eGates sind nicht identisch. Für letztere benötigt Ihr eine ID card aus Dubai, wäherend die Smartgates... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Images of Klaipeda, Lithuania

Summertime in Klaipeda, Lithuania means sidewalk cafe life and beach life are in full swing. This is my second visit to Klaipeda (first time April 2017), motivated by a... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Tokyo (Regency Club Room) – Conveniently Located in Nishi-Shinjuku

I have stayed in multiple properties in Tokyo but the Shinjuku area is probably my favourite - the Hilton Tokyo is nice but I have spent over a week there previously... Read More

The Gate
Delta SkyMiles Weekly Award Sale June 2018: As Low as 12,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Latin America or the Caribbean

Redeem as few as 12,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX to Jet Airways

The first of the Jet Airways 737 MAX Delivery has concluded at the Boeing delivery centre in Seattle. The airline now plans to fly the plane home for induction into... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Video: Couple Gets Married On Southwest Flight

Well, this couple took put an aviation geek spin on "walking down the aisle." A couple decided to get married on a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Activate 5x Chase Freedom Gas, Walgreens, Lyft

With the Chase Freedom card, you can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases. Activation is now available for 3rd quarter bonus categories which... Read More

Frequent Miler
Cheap ways to get to AC for those status matches

Earlier today, I wrote about how you can status match your way around Atlantic City right now and also (potentially) pick up some free Hyatt elite qualifying nights in... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Summary of the Combined Starwood/Marriott Program

Back in April, Marriott and Starwood revealed their new consolidated rewards program. There are a ton of changes which you can see on their dedicated site. I’m... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Spot the Snow Leopard, Use Internet Explorer for Iberia, A Bit of a Nut Case

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking. The post Spot the Snow Leopard, Use Internet... Read More

View from the Wing
American Airlines Says 767s Will Go to the East Coast to Retire

Back in March American Airlines Chairman Doug Parker described the Boeing 767 as a bad customer experience and suggested they needed to retire the aircraft sooner. ... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Addtional 400 Chope-Dollars per Reservation for KrisFlyer Members – Book by 31 July, Dine by 31 August

KrisFlyer members are able to earn 400 bonus Chope-Dollars on top of base earnings per reservation (for the next two reservations) when they reserve and dine between... Read More

Mommy Points
Three and Potty Trained: When Traveling With a Kid Gets Easier

Any parent who has traveled with a little one has probably asked themselves in a fit of exhaustion, when does it get easier? Well, this question has an actual answer.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
American Airlines Management Layoffs Are Coming

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom have sent out a letter to American employees today announcing upcoming layoffs. This comes nearly five years... Read More

Points With a Crew
Alaska Sale – Hawaii and more on sale as low as $49

It's time for another Alaska fare sale with one way fares to Hawaii and other destinations as low as $49. You can find details here, and this sale is good through June... Read More

Miles To Memories
Hurry!!! Dirt Cheap (31k SkyMiles) Delta Round Trip First Class Flights to Mexico & Caribbean

Delta SkyMiles: 31K First Class Round Trip There’s a crazy good Delta award sale on flights to Mexico and some Caribbean Islands from several airports. Round trips... Read More

View from the Wing
Flying on Separate Tickets? On American You’re Still Protected if Flights Go Wrong

It's usually risky to fly one itinerary on separate tickets. That's because when you're on one ticket, if you face a flight delay or cancellation the airline... Read More

Angelina Travels
Project Aloft Star: Catch Acoustic Performances from Emerging Artists This Summer at Aloft Hotels

Many of the major hotel loyalty programs we know and love are realizing that their members also enjoy and find value in using points for experiences aside from the... Read More

View from the Wing
Coach Passengers Hand Money to Beggar on Qatar Airways Flight

A man onboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Shiraz, Iran wouldn’t sit down despite requests from flight attendants — because he was too busy begging.... Read More

The Gate
California to Divide Into Three States?

If you want to travel to California in the future, you might have to decide which one, as a ballot initiative to give all Californians the opportunity to vote to divide... Read More

The Travelers Club
Delta installe sa nouvelle Business à bord de ses Boeing 777 !

Le produit n’est pas inconnu pour les voyageurs assidus : Delta Air Lines avait déjà présenté l’an passé sa nouvelle... Read More

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