United 787 Review


Finally, the 787 is flying again and I was able to snag a seat aboard one of United’s first flights after the grounding! United started flying the 787 again on May 20th between IAH and ORD and will continue to roll out the plane on a number of routes before the June10th debut of the ...
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United is Finally Redeeming themselves

Is it just me, or are things FINALLY starting to get better over at Continental/United? I had not flown their airline since I flew to the Philippines last year and had a less than desirable experience. Yet, this week, while flying from San Diego to Houston and then onward to Chicago on the 787 I had ...
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5,000 Bonus Marriott Reward Points for Courtyard Stays

Looking to beef up your Marriott Rewards account? If so, consider staying 1 Friday or Saturday night at a Courtyard Hotel anywhere worldwide before July 31, 2013 and you will earn an easy 2,500 bonus points! If you stay twice, you will earn another 2,500 points for a total of 5,000 bonus rewards ...
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Airlines Relocate at SeaTac Airport

Big changes are happening at SeaTac Airport this months as airlines and airplanes are on the move, rearranging themselves to make connections between airlines easier and to place airlines that have recently merged alongside of each other instead of spread across multiple terminals. When the moves ...
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Retirement Party at 30K Feet

Earlier this year, I departed on a mileage run from San Diego to Hawaii to New York and back again with American Airlines. Although the flights didn’t stand out as anything extraordinary and I never wrote an actual trip report since it was all domestic flying, there was one incident that ...
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Marriott Offers Elite Complimentary Breakfast 7 Days A week

Marriott has finally realized that business travelers and families are on the road 7 days a week, not just weekdays. With this new realization, they have also decided that Marriott’s most elite members who spend 50 or more nights a year at their hotels deserve breakfast 7 days a week. Not just ...
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United Phone Agents Do Not Always Know All The Rules

Booking complicated United Award trips have become increasingly more difficult via United.com. I found, from my own experience last week, that United.com would often times tell me that saver space tickets were not available if the ticket required more than 2 stops. However, due to my advance ...
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Philippine Airlines Monday Madness Sale

Philippine Airlines and PAL, the low cost subsidy of Philippine Airline, have started weekly sale fares every Monday called Monday Madness. These tickets offer AMAZING savings for travel throughout South East Asia, Australia and within the Philippines. Tickets go on sale EVERY Monday at midnight and ...
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SPG Summer Promotion - Double Take / Double Points

This Spring/Early Summer the hotel reward program bonuses are abundant and no one is missing an opportunity to provide you with bonus points. While Marriott is offering bonus points after xx amount of nights, SPG is upping the ante and providing guests with points after EACH stay! That’s ...

Airline's Hard Product: All The Same

As I began to plan my next trip, this time to Europe, I started investigating European Airlines’ Business class offerings, specific star alliance carriers. I personally have never flown a European Star Alliance carrier, so whether it is SAS, Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels airline, etc., the ...
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United Releases 787 Domestic Schedule

If everything goes as planned, next week I will be flying on the recently grounded but finally flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner! While planning a get away, using miles, I noticed that next week United's 787 will be making revenue test runs between Denver and Houston, Houston and Chicago, and Los Angeles ...
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Walnut Creek Marriott

The comforts of home when traveling is what I always seek in a hotel, yet rarely find at most properties, but this is not the case at the Walnut Creek Marriott where customer service and homeyness supersedes all norms of a large corporate hotel. Instead, the Walnut Creek Marriott is not only all ...
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Marriott Unexpected Bonus

The Marriott hotel brand is one of my favorite and is my go to hotel brand while traveling. I don’t know if I actually like the Marriott’s better than say Hyatt, SPG or the Hilton Family, but in my line of work, it seems that my company has always preferred the Marriott family to any ...
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Finnair unveils second plane in special Marimekko livery

Keeping in theme with Rohan’s latest post: New airline liveries: the good, the bad and the ugly, today I bring you pictures from FinnAir newest painted A330. A blue-forest livery based on the Marimekko print Metsänväki (“forest dwellers”) that emblems the corporation ...
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Special Offer: 7.66 miles per Dollar Spent on US Airways Credit Card

Barclay Bank has been busy in the United States trying to win over card holders from Chase and American Express and in doing so have introduced a number of airline credit card and rewards cards. The US Airways Dividend miles card is one that I do carry (see my summary of the card & ...
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Get a 13 Month Delta SkyClub Membership for the Price of 12 Months

Update: Offer Expired
One of my favorite parts of flying is lounge access. It doesn’t matter how far I’m flying, spending a few minutes in the airline lounge is a nice way to begin or end a journey which always provides a comfortable place to relax between flights. Not to mention, ...

Foodstagram It!

Everyone LOVES to eat, or at least I LOVE to eat and in today’s world, so many of you like to take photos of your food and post it on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram to show your friends the culinary delights that you are indulging in! Now, instragramming your pictures just got better because ...

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Review

The luxurious world-class Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel offers modern amenity with extensive curb appeal located in the heart of Bangkok’s nightlife and shopping districts. Just steps away from high-end shopping, directly on the LTR (elevated train), and near by the famous late night ...
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