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American Airlines Customer Service Responds to "Get Your Ass Back Here" at LAX


Back in November, I experienced one of the rudest gate agents/bus dragons at Los Angeles International Airport. Long story short, my partner was trying to accompany me to the remote terminal, but as his boarding pass was not for a regional flight the AA agent refused to allow him to board the bus to the remote terminal. The agent and I exchanged words and after my partner departed for his ...

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Best Usage of US Airways Dividend Miles Before The Program Ends 2Q 2015


The AA/US merger is in full swing and the next major miles stone that will affect frequent flyers is when the two programs officially merger into the American Airline Advantage program and the airline only has one loyalty program to manage. The ground work has already been laid, with announcements of what the new program will look like and the linking of accounts. However, before 2Q 2015 there ...

Targeted: Fast Track to Southwest A-List


I just received a targeted email from Southwest Airlines offering me A-list status for through 2015 for flying just 3 round trips (6 one-way flights) or by earning 8,750 tier qualifying points through either flying Southwest or by earning them via the Chase Southwest Credit card between January 22 and April 18, 2015!

Southwest has three elite tier levels. A-list is the lowest ...

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Virgin American Launches a Double Point Promotion and will Price Match Southwest on all Nonstop Flights from DAL


In Virgin America’s latest attempt to make strides in the US Aviation industry the airline announced both a national wide double point promotion and a price match guarantee for flights to and from Dallas Love field! In today announcement Virgin America tells consumer that they should demand and expect the same level of comfort on all flights, and that’s why Virgin is truly the ...

LAST CHANCE: Win Your Way To SUPERBOWL XLIX - The Only Affordable Way!


Travel and tickets options for Super bowl XLIX are as limited as ever and if you aren’t among the top 10% you can basically know that getting to Phoenix to celebrate with Patriot and Hawks fans is not going to be easy. Travel options are extremely limited, hotel and VRBO have increased their rates 10 folds, and award space is none existence. Yet for a lucky few ...

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Alaska Airlines Newest 737 Livery: The Go Russell 737-900ER


Alaska Airlines might not be the official airlines of the Seattle Seahawks, but they are Seattle’s hometown airline and their support for the Seahawks is full-fledged. Over the last two years the airline has ran a number of promotions to show support for the local national champions and have been a much louder and vocal supporter of the Seahawks than their rivals and Seahawk sponsor Delta ...

TAM “Business” Class B777 São Paulo (GRU) to Paris (CDG) Trip Report


As my around the world tour continued, my next stop was Paris, and after just a day layover I had to leave the fantastic city of São Paulo to continue my trip. Although my trip was booked in First Class, I was booked in TAM’s Business Class for this leg of the trip because as of November 1, 2014 TAM no longer sells or offers First Class on long haul flights. I had spoken with the ...

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Save 10-20% off Alaska Airlines Flights - MUST Book By MIDNIGHT!


Alaska Airlines is passing the savings of cheap oil to their customers by offering 10-20% off all flights booked before midnight PST tonight (1/14/15)! 

More details about this awesome promotion can be found on Alaska Airlines’ FuelSaving webpage! The promotion is good system wide (except Prudhoe Bay, Alaska) and is valid for tickets to and from Mexico! So book ...

Hyatt Gold Passport Winter Promotion 2015


Hyatt's 2015 Winter bonus is now available online and is targeted per individual based on their status and stay patterns at Hyatt. I opened up my promotional offer today from Hyatt to learn that I was target to earn 50,000 bonus points after just 20 nights! This is MUCH better than my previous Hyatt promotion offer that gave me just 2,000 points after 1 stay!

To find your ...

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Merge your American Airlines And US Airways Frequent Flyer Accounts


Around 10pm PST Wednesday night I logged into my American Airlines Advantage account and instead of being directly logged in, a popup notification greeted me asking me to provide American Airlines with my US Airways Dividend account number.  This was the first time since the merger with US Airways that I was prompted to provide American Airlines with my US Airways Dividend account number. ...

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15 Hours In Sao Paulo - Graffiti, History, Laughter, and Caipirinhas


Graffiti, history, laughter, and Caipirinhas –the only way I can sum up my amazing layover in Sao Paulo in November. With only a short time in Sao Paulo, I made it my mission to see the most of the city as possible, and in doing so I took a free city walking tour, met up with locals, drank Caipirinha’s at a local café, and wondered through backstreets filled with tasteful ...

Hello 2015 & Goodbye 2014 - A Review of the last 12 months!


2-0-1-4 was another year which reshaped the aviation industry. We saw terrible tragedies which included the downing of three Malaysian jets, one still missing and another brought down by rebels/Russia in Eastern Ukraine. Political turmoil also nearly closed Israel’s main airport during the 50 day conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip, but the suspension of some political sanction ...

Alaska Brings Back FREE Checked Luggage for January!

Alaska Airlines is once again breaking industry trends in the US Aviation Market and doing something actually for the customers and not for the stock holders. This week, Alaska further enhancing their frequent flyer program with a little announcement; United take note, Alaska is truly Frequent Flyer Friendly!

Alaska Airlines has announced that they will waive the $25 fee for the first ...

A Plane Christmas - Greetings from the sky


Holiday cards are always fun to get, but as the world has gone digital so has Holiday greetings. This year, I have highlighted just a few of the holiday cards and greetings sent out by Airlines from around the world.

American Airlines & US Airways

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Alaska Beyond - A Marketing Campaign and More


Early this week Alaska Airlines launched a new marketing campaign, Alaska Beyond. The idea behind this campaign is to let you know that Alaska is revitalizing its image and is continuing to stay at the forefront of technology, comfort, and passenger experience all well providing world class customer service. Gone is the saying “North of Expected” as now the Alaska Beyond campaign ...

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LATAM VIP Lounge Sao Paulo T3 (GRU)


LATAM opened their first co-branded LAN-TAM VIP Lounge at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International airport in Terminal 3 on October 27, 2014. My recent trip around the world coincided with the opening, just four days prior to my arrival. I had the opportunity to visit the lounge both in the morning before heading to the city and then briefly in the late evening hours before catching my 10pm ...

American Adds Year Long Bonus for First Class & Business Class Passengers


Since the merger with US Airways, American has been busy aligning airline policies, downgrading the AA flying experience to match one closer to US, and the airlines are now playing catching up quicker than ever before to offer a more premium business class hard product which includes fleet wide lie-flat seats on all long haul routes, requiring new seats on the B777-200, B757, and B763s. Yet as ...

Delta Rebrands Cabin Classes, Devalues Skymiles Elite Perks, and Ends Seattle-JFK BusinessElite Service


Whenever Delta announces an enhancements to the Skymiles program, flyers beware, as Delta tends to spin some type of a devaluation in with it and takes away benefits from Delta’s most loyal flyers. Today's announcement of the onboard class of service rebranding is no different as in the past and Delta’s mid-level elites and leisure/budget conscious flyers will be feeling the ...

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US Airways Credit Card Increases Sign Up Bonus to 50,000

In a final push to woe US Airways and American Airline flyers to earn miles with BarclayCard, BarclayCard has announced a limited time sign up bonus of 50,000 miles for new US Airways credit card applicants after making a single purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee! This bonus is 10,000 miles more than the latest promotion of 40,000 miles and 20,000 more than the typical 30,000 miles this ...

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TAM Farewell to First Class B777 Miami (MIA) to Sao Paulo (GRU). TAM's Last First Class Flight


As a travel blogger it would only make sense that I would sample a plethora of airlines and airline cabins (first, business, premium economy, and economy), so when my friend invited me to meet her in Thailand to go diving, it only made sense to use every trick up my sleeve to have the best inflight experience possible. The timing of the invite perfectly coincided with TAM’s last first ...

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