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How do you choose your loyality?

I have always wondered how people choose to be loyal to one airline or another?  Ever since I started flying I was loyal to Northwest Airlines and their partners. The reason wasn’t because I liked NWA over the other airlines, but it was actually because of my partner at the time. Since then, I’ve tried to leave NWA (now Delta) for other airlines and I’ve consistently failed to do so. Do you choose your airline loyality by route ...

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United Airline: LAX-HNL Trip Report

2012-08-23-10.58.38

Flying LAX to HNL In united 1st class

Flying from LAX to Honolulu in route to the Philippines was an interesting experience, but it allowed to me try out all of United’s more Premium products. I was flying on an Elite upgrade from LAX to HNL and am a Star Alliance Gold member, which allowed me to access not only Premier check in, but also the United Club at LAX.

First, arriving at LAX I parked my motorcycle and headed to the Premier check-in within Terminal 6. Since ...

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SkyTeam Grows again – Aerolineas Argentinas Joins Alliance

8/29/2012 Marks the day when the SkyTeam welcomes their first South American carrier and grows to 18 members strong! Today Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) joins Aeromexico as the SkyTeam’s second Latin America carrier. The carrier brings 40 new destinations to the SkyTeam global map and makes connections and flights through Argentina and South America easier for all SkyTeam fliers! Furthermore, this opens up MORE redemption opportunities for flights within South America and beyond (For ...

Eating In Economy - It's getting Pricey!

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Free food on Domestic US flights is very rare these days, especially in the economy class cabin. However as airlines have removed free food and snacks other airlines have not. Delta removed meals from their flights years ago, but have continued to offer free snacks, such as peanuts, pretzels, cookies, and snack mix on almost all flights. Continental was the last of the legacy carriers to pull free meals from the economy cabin, but these “delicacies”  were pulled in 2010 due ...

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Into the Wild (Of Borneo)

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I have finally made it to the bustling metropolis of Kota Kinabalu and I must say I’m extremely happy to be able to finally relax! Over the next two weeks I am going to explore Borneo and take in as much high-flying adventures as I can!

I am going to spend a couple of days here exploring the city and the islands off the coast. Tunku Abdul Rahman National park is an archipelago just off the cost of KK and offers top notch diving, snorkeling, and animal and bird spotting. ...

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LAX T7 United Club

2012-08-23-09.00.29

Not all airport lounges are created equal, yet airlines do attempt to standardize their clubs across their system making sure each one has similar offering. Never before had I stepped inside a United Club, therefore my visit to the LAX club was a christening! I was hoping to be in for a treat.

Upon entering the club a friendly United employee welcomed me and asked me for my boarding pass or membership club card. I handed her my boarding pass, which was a 1stclass ticket from LAX to ...

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Up to 20% off ALL Jetblue flights, Today ONLY!

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If there is one thing I love about JetBlue it’s that they are always having a sale! And today they are having another 1 day sale! This time though JetBlue is offering 20% all flight system wide for travel this fall! Coast to Coast, from Long Beach to Seattle, or New York to Bogota, ALL jet Blue flights are on sale!

To receive the 10-20% discount you must purchase by midnight tonight (EST)! So if you’re planning a trip book today without delay! For travel 9/4/12 - ...

Finding My Way To Borneo--Cheaply

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This morning I am treating myself to an adventure that is going to take me to some very remote places in Malaysia. Being a fairly well traveled guy and having lived in China for a short time, I have been fortunate to have traveled most of South East Asia, visiting both the large and small cities, villages, and even remote parts of the region. However, this time I’m visiting a section that I’ve never seen before—Borneo.

 My trip will take me from Los Angeles to ...

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Top Notch Service On Delta. This is Why I love you!

It’s amazing how flight attendants can make or break a flight! Last week I finally go to wish Boringham…I mean Birmingham, Alabama good bye and head back to California for good! Being an epic moment, I decided to fly home on my airline of choice, Delta. Why Delta? Because Delta has the largest fleet equipped with Wi-Fi , in seat entertainment on the majority of planes, and the majority of flights with them are enjoyable, in economy or business, plus the extra legroom in ...

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An Upgrade On United that Surprised Me

Thursday of this week, I will be taking my first “international” flight with United. In mid-May, for $800 r/t or 5 cpm, I was able to secure a ticket on United from LAX to MNL. The only catch was the routing was far from desirable, however since ticket prices were about $500 cheaper than United’s competitors, I had a hard time saying no. The only catch is, United’s flights to Manila are from Guam and Palau, this meant I had to fly LAX-HNL-GUM-MNL. LA to Hawaii is on a ...

21 Nights at the Residence Inn at UAB

2012-07-28-21.48.22

After spending 19 of the last 21 nights at the Marriot Residence inn at UAB in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama; I was really starting to feel comfortable in my studio suite. The Medium size hotel in Downtown/5 Point South neighborhood offers both studio and 1 room suites, all equipped with a fully furnished kitchen, full size fridge, a king size bed and a pull out sofa. Spending 3 weeks in Alabama for work, the Residence Inn was a perfect place to call home, for eating out 3 weeks straight gets ...

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500 FREE United MileagePlus Miles

For a limited of time United is offering 500 mileage plus miles to anyone who signs up for a MyPoints account. MyPoints.com and United signed an agreement recently to allow MyPoints credits to be turned into Mileage Plus miles, and to celebrate the new partnership anyone who signs up for a new MyPoints account is eligible to receive a 500 mile sign up bonus.

 MyPoints.com is probably one of the most comprehensive “points” website allowing users to earn points for ...

JetBlue 1 Day Sale

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If the Virgin America Sale wasn't enough for you yesterday (still going on), today JetBlue announced the Turn-Over-A-New-Leaf Sale with tickets starting as low as $40 (after tax) each way! This is a 1 day sale for travel between September 4 and November 14, 2012. Tickets are ONLY available on Jetblue.com so do not bother looking on Orbitz, Expedia, or the other travel websites, because you won't find these incredibly low fares ANYWHERE but on Jetblue.com

 

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Virgin America Launches Sale: Most Carriers Match

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Virgin America has launched a 3 day Fares to Fly by Sale offering discounted tickets across all domestic markets they serve nonstop. Fares are for late Summer/Early Fall travel and start as low as $59 one way. Better yet, West Coast travel is deeply discounted with flights from SFO to Seattle starting at only $79 and flights between LAX and SEA discounted to $89! This low fares are not overly common on this routes, so I would recommend hopping on these low fares when you can! Coast to Coast ...

Part II: My first Flight EVER On United IAH-SAN

2012-08-10-17.28.24

After my short hop from Birmingham, Alabama to Houston, I had a 1 hour layover and then was on my way home to San Diego. I landed at Terminal B and had to transfer to terminal C. I honestly thought an hour lay over would be plenty of time, but I found myself somewhat rushed. The Houston airport is like everything else in Texas…BIG! It took me 45 minutes to get from my arriving flight to my connecting flight! Not to mention, terminal C was so crowded I had to honestly push my way pass ...

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My first Flight EVER On United: BHM-IAH

2012-08-10-13.53.24

Birmingham Alabama—not the first place most would consider traveling to, however if you ever get stuck here for work there’s a few perks (but not many). The first perk would be the tiny Birmingham International Airport with its measly 13 gates (soon to be expanded). The airport is so small they only have one line for security which is later divided into 4 security screening points after having your Identification check!

Check in, 1 hour ...

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Vietjet Fined for Inflight Bikini Show

Low Cost Asian carriers are known to be the Party Airlines in the sky! Airlines like Cebu Pacific in the Philippines have been known for performing the safety demonstration for the aircraft to pop songs along with performing dance routines midflight. Once on a Cebu Pacific flight I was on, they had people do Karaoke over the intercom. Slightly annoying, yes but since it’s something you’d never see in the US it was also somewhat entertaining! However, this week low cost carrier ...

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My First Trip EVER on United

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Always being a Delta Guy, I recently decided to try out United. After attempting to get a status match and having more than an Epic Fail from United, I decided that United was not the airline for me and I was going to stick with Delta. Although, this week, I’m going to use United for a flight because the flight times just happened to be better and this week only (ok I've had elite status for 2.5 months with them, but have had no interest in flying them) I’ll be United Platinum and ...

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Delta Cancels DTW-HND, Applies For SEA-HND

Delta Airlines has canceled serviced from Detroit to Tokyo Haneda as of Sept 30,2012 with little to no signs of resumption of this route or making the route seasonal from Detroit. In fact, Delta has not only canceled this route, but as of the 30th of July they have applied with the DOT to move the route from DTW to my hometown of Seattle.

At this time Delta has not been awarded the right to move the route from Detroit to Seattle, and any rerouting is being objected by competitors at ...

Free Suite Upgrades at Marriotts in the Asia-Pacific

With over 170 hotels across in 18 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Marriott today announced new benefits for their most elite guests who travel and stay in JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard by Marriott within the region. Starting today, guests who stay 75 qualifying nights at Marriott hotels and reach Marriott’s Platinum Elite Status will be eligible for not only room upgrades, but guests will now qualify for FREE suite upgrades, based on ...

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