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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

Cathay Pacific's New Regional Business Class HKG - NRT Trip Report

  After a short but enjoyable flight from Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong on Dragon Air, followed by a short connection in Hong Kong due to a delayed departure from Kota Kinabalu, I ran across the Hong Kong airport to make my connection to Narita. My overnight flight from Hong Kong to Japan was ...

Dragon Air Business Class Review: Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong

After an amazing week of scuba diving, relaxing, people watching, and exploring the tiny island of Mabul, Malaysia I was on my way back to the states. I had originally booked an economy class award ticket from Malaysia back to San Diego flying TWU-KUL-NRT-SAN, however the night before business class ...
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GOODBYE Southwest, I'm coming "home" Delta

Over the last year, it’s been more than obvious that I have not been Delta’s biggest fan. After flying them back and forth a dozen times or so from the West coast to Maine, and securing just enough miles for only Silver status in 2014, I left Delta after 7+ years of being a long time NWA ...
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Alaska Airlines & CFO Russell Wilson Newest Commercial

The battle for Seattle and the Seahawks is far from over, and Alaska Airlines is further expanding their partnership with Seahwak's star quarterback, Russell Wilson. Three new commercials will be aired in the Pacific Northwest starting August 7, 2014. Coincidentally the first day of the ...
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Americans Go Hungry - Revised Meal Times

US Airways and American Airlines are starting to align policies as Doug Parker's teams takes over the new American Airlines and focuses on increasing revenue and destroying what is left of what use to be good. With only four major airlines left in the United States (Delta, United, American, ...
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Southwest Drink Prices - The Next Price Increase?

When Southwest and Airtran merged almost two years ago many people asked what would happen to Southwest’s customer friendly policies which include no change fees and bags that fly free. Two years have come and gone and still bags are flying free at Southwest Airlines and as long as tickets are ...
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Drunk On a Plane - Humor

Throughout my 9 years of having elite status across a slew of airlines, I will be the first to admit that I have been drunk on a plane a number of times! In fact, I will be the first to admit that when I fly longhaul, I enjoy sipping whiskey or scotch, get my buzz on and passing out in business ...
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To Rome And Back: US Airways SAN-PHL Trip Report

Since the AA/US merger, I had avoided US-Scareways like the plague (I've been flying them a lot recently though). Yet, with having an unexpected week off of work I decided instead of sitting around my house, I would jet off to a part of the world that I had never been to, as long as I could cash my ...
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