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Southwest Airlines Double & Triple Point Promotion - Targeted


Southwest Airlines has released a targeted promotion for flights during the usually slow pre-holiday, post summer season which offers travelers up to triple Rapid Reward points on all flights booked and flown between Sept 18, 2014 and November 20, 2014. Check your inbox and spam folders for an email with a subject line of “You've been selected to earn triple points” or “You’ve been selected to earn Double Points”.

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I Won Qatar Airways #HangMyHat Contest!


Early this year Qatar Airlines ran a contest on Instagram and Twitter which encouraged followers to hang their hat around the world in honor of new service being launched from Doha to Dallas. The airline then selected one grand prize winner who received two roundtrip tickets to DFW, one night at the Ritz-Carlton, and two tickets to attend the Qatar Airways Dallas/Fort Worth Launch Gala. The winner will also receive two round-trip business class tickets from one of Qatar Airways' US ...

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The Loft - Virgin America Lounge At LAX


In December 2012 Virgin America opened up their very first airline lounge dubbed the Loft at LAX. The new lounge was built in the same space that Alaska Airlines used to have their Board Room in T3 at LAX, but the new club was redone in Virgin America style and the airline renovated the space to make it sleek and sexy, like the airline it hails from. When the club first opened it appeared to be among the nicest of domestic airline lounges in the US offering a wide range of crafty libations ...

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US Airways Denies my Award Trip Change Request - Your initial routing is illegal

Last month I was able to book an award ticket on US Airways for 120,000 miles and $300 that allowed me to fly from Mexico City to Sao Paulo via Miami, Sao Paulo to Kula Lumpur via Paris, and back to Mexico city via Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The award ticket was booked all in first, except for one long haul segment, Sao Paulo – Paris, as TAM is discontinuing first class service on Nov 1, 2014. At the time of booking, no US Airways partner had TATL award seats available in First; ...

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United Twitter Teams Needs a Lesson in Social Media


United social media still sucks. That’s right I have said it, of all the major US Airlines the Social Media team at United clearly do not know what they are doing or how twitter works. Yet the one thing they are really good at is putting their foot in their mouth. Yesterday when United tweeted a message about economy plus and how it’s flyer friendly I decided I just had to respond, because as we all know airline pitch has been decreased and very few airlines are actually flyer ...

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T-Mobile & GoGo Inflight Wifi Team Up To Offer Free Texting & Visual Voicemail


Wi-Fi calling is nothing new to most T-Mobile customers, as customers with T-Mobile WiFi calling enable devices can use WiFi from anywhere in the world to make any call to the United States for free. This functionality not only works great when traveling, it allows one’s office to be completely mobile! Furthermore, WiFi calling has solved the problem of poor cell coverage and dropped calls, as WiFi calling allows any router to become a cellphone tower, without the need of third party ...

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Alaska Airlines: Board Early or Save 10% with Seahawk Pride


The Seattle Seahawks are off to another awesome start this season, already grating the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 opener at Century Link field. To celebrate the Seahawks success Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is keeping Russell Wilson as the airlines Chief Football Officer (CFO) and promoting Seattle’s hometown pride by offering Seahawks fans in Seattle the opportunity to board first for sporting a Russell Wilson jersey.

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American Airlines Admirals Club LAX Remote Terminal


American Airlines newest Admiral club near the remote American Eagle gates at LAX has finally opened and the small space is a great addition to the remote gates and an awesome petite but modern club which provides full services to AA top fliers and club members when flying and connecting on thinner regional routes.

Located across from gates C and D, the new lounge has seating for approximately 42 people and offers a host of amenities and services including flat panel ...

New Southwest Livery - Rumor mill or media leak?


Southwest Airlines is hosting “Media Days” this Monday and Tuesday and has announced that Monday morning Southwest CEO Gary Kelly will make a special announcement. Members of the general public and employees have been invited to watch this announcement at 9am C.T. via Southwest Airline’s video stream. With the media notification of a special announcement by the CEO the rumor mills have already started and people are hypothesizing that Gary Kelly will announce anything ...

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US Airways A330 Business Class Philadelphia to Rome Trip Report


My trip to Rome was to continue on my first Transatlantic US Airways flight and was a continuation of my trip that started in San Dieg.  After a horrible inflight experience from San Diego to Philly due to a slacking flight attendant, I was not looking forward to US Airways flight. Despite all the good things I had heard about US Airways Envoy Suite in the past, I was really starting to doubt that their international product could truly be all that much better; after all it was the same ...

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I Tasted The New American Meals and They Are a Serious Downgrade


Today is Day 1 of the Douggie Diet and I must say there are very few ups and more downs to the US Airways/AA food enhancements. The benefits of the new food offerings is mainly for US Airways fliers as meals are now being served on many more US Airways fights than premerger and now flights shorter than 3 hours plus offer complimentary meals in the small forward cabin, yet for the American  Airline fliers—the majority of us who are affected—meals have been removed from dozen ...

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JAL 787 Business Class Narita to San Diego


After much anticipation and an amazing trip to Mabul, Malaysia I was finally going to experience the 787-800 for the first time on a long haul flight. I had already flown United’s 787 between Houston and Chicago, and LAN’s 787 between Madrid and Frankfurt, but never before had I actually been able to experience the 787 on a long haul flight. As a true aviation nerd, my nerves were shaken with excitement and after a long 15 hour layover in Tokyo which included enough time to run ...

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Around the World For 120,000 Miles


I have read many times that booking an award ticket with US Airways is NOTHING short of a headache, and based on every blog I’ve ever read it appears to be true. However, I have also read a number of stories about amazing award bookings that can ONLY be done with US Airways miles. This time, I experienced both—an amazing award ticket with routing rules that are nearly impossible to replicate at a cost that one could never complain about. Yet it did take me over 9 hours and 10 ...

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American Airlines Stops Selling Tickets On Orbitz

American Airlines just announced that starting immediately Orbitz will no longer display and sell American Airlines tickets on their website and US Airways tickets will no longer be for sell via the online distributor after September 1, 2014.

“American Airlines fares are no longer available through consumer websites powered by Orbitz, including and We also anticipate removing US Airways fares from Orbitz on September 1, 2014. You can continue to ...

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US Airways Tells Me I Am Sick!


Today I completed my first US Airways award booking and WOW what an effort it took (more to come soon and more to tell) but I had to write this as I was laughing out loud in the American Express Centurion Lounge in DFW when I received my confirmation from US airways. The around the world routing ticketed and came back confirmed, but under the special details section of the ticket it read “medical”. As it turns out, only people who are crazy would fly for DAYS on a plane to get to ...

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National's One Two Free 2014 Car Rental Bonus


National Car Rental is back again this year with their “1, 2, FREE” promotion and is giving travelers the possibility to earn a free rental day after two car rentals or after earning 600 points. To earn a free rental day, just rent a midsize or larger vehicle for two days or longer twice. The promotion runs August 20, 2014 through January 31, 2015 and you must register in order to partake in this promotion. Also note that retroactive credit not be recieved for rentals ...

Delta's SkyClub New Breakfast Items - I Witnessed Them, Hardly an Upgrade


Last week Delta Skyclubs rolled out their first round of enhancements after increasing Skyclub prices and previewing enhancements earlier this year which included new food items, spa services, and amenities such as shoe shines.  The first enhancement included a new menu which appeared to include a growing list of items of which the SkyClub currently did not offer. The long list was quite deceptive to the naked eye, looking as though it included 50 plus Items, but really only include a ...

2,000 Bonus Hyatt Points After One Stay


Hyatt Gold Passport is offering targeted members 2000 bonus points for their first stay at hotels between September 1 and November 30, 2014. The offer is only good once, and only a maximum 2000 points will be rewarded. Be pam for an email titled “Exclusive Offer: Earn 2,000 Bonus Points”. To sign up, follow the link in the email, as it tends to be customized per person or copy the following link and insert your own Hyatt Gold Passport Number (where I placed the words ...

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A tweet worth 8000 points


By now you have probably heard about the Hilton HHonors enticing “triple your points” promotion where HHonors members can earn double points for stays at Hilton Hotels, Monday through Thursday, and triple points for weekend stays Friday-Sunday between August 1 and October 31, 2014. If you have not heard about this promotion yet, do not worry, you’re probably not missing out, as 1,362 properties have opted out of this promotion!With only 4,112 worldwide, that’s one ...

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Marriott MegaBonus Promotion Sept 2014 - January 2015


As any Marriott brand Loyalist knows, Marriott enjoys their quarterly MegaBonus offers, and this Fall brings us yet ANOTHER MegaBonus! As Marriott tries to lure business and leisure travelers to their hotels this fall, the 15 hotel brands are offering members a chance to earn bonus points based on their status and spending patterns with Marriot. Click here to see your personalized Mega Bonus.


My MegaBonus as a Platinum member includes 55,000 bonus points for ...