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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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It Pay$ to be loyal – Delta lost my upgrade?! Part III

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It Pays to be Loyal – Delta last my upgrade?! Part I

It Pays to be Loyal – Delta lost my upgrade?! Part II

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After a system glitch with the Fly Delta smartphone application unchecked me in minutes before my flights I lost my upgrade and found myself sitting in the back of the plane instead of 1st class last week. A number of communications ...

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WABAM! Boeing (re)Breaks into Silk Air

Singapore Airline’s little sister and regional carrier signed a letter of intent today with Boeing signing for a total of 68 Boeing 737 aircrafts. The agreement includes a firm order for 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, and purchase rights for another 14 aircraft. Under the agreement, Silk Air can change the variant of the 737 if needed, providing them with flexibility in the number of seats and range if needed.

The Boeing order is significant for Silk Air, ...

Take 20% Off Your Next Flight & Win a Weekend In L.A.

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What’s Red and White, has a trashy name, but known for its service? It’s not a prostitute walking down Market in San Francisco, but it does live next door! It’s the ONLY airline based in San Francisco offering you 20% off your next ticket! As Virgin America hustles the skies and tries to gain your trust and pilfer business from the legacy carries with Elite Benefits, and add-ons like Main Cabin Express, Virgin America is now offering you a chance to win an L.A. Experience ...

Virgin American Annouces Main Cabin Express Benefits

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Virgin America has finally announced what their “Main Cabin Express” includes and how it works. I first made mention of VX Main Cabin Express when they first announced their Elite flyer program, noting then that it was probably just the front half of the aircraft reserved for their elite flyers and a way for them to make more money off of seats closer to the boarding door. Sure enough that’s exactly what it is! However, Main Cabin Express also comes with Priority ...

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It Pays to be Loyal – Delta lost my upgrade?! Part II

It Pays to be Loyal – Delta lost my upgrade?! Part I

It Pays to be Loyal – Delta lost my upgrade?! Part II

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After Delta lost my upgrade from a “system glitch” that causes me to be unchecked in for my flight, minutes before boarding, I found myself in economy in 11A from SAN to MSP. Once we surpassed 10,000 feet I logged onto delta.com ...

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25,600 FREE Gogo In Flight Passes and More

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The Lucky Seat in-Air Instant win Game from GoGO and Delta has be extended through August 21, 2012 with NEW prizes to be given away. Prices include Inflight passes, $5 and $10 amazing gift cards, 1 Samsung chrome book, and 50 Delta SkyClub passes. There will also be a Grand Prize winner selected on August 23, 2012, after the close of the contest, where 1 lucky person will be issues a $1000 Jetsetter gift card.

 Prizes are as described below:

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TSA Please ADD Precheck to Lindbergh Field

If there is anything I love about flying today it’s TSA Precheck! Sure I’m not a fan of the post 9/11 security check point personal or even the multitude of measures they’ve implemented trying to keep our skies “safe”. However TSA Precheck has remedied a part of my discontent for the TSA and allows me to actually get through security and on my way without the feeling of discontent towards a stranger I’ve never seen before and one I’ll probably never ...

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Travel China or India for Free This October

CheapOAir is giving you the chance to be the Traveler of the year and win a 30 day trip to either China or India! The winners will both receive $7,500 to travel China and India for 1 month with a travel companion! Although $7500 does not seem much, I can assure you after living in China, and traveling SE Asia for 5 months with my backpack, $7,500 for 30 days of travel is PLENTY! I spent less than 5K in 5 months in SE Asia (sure I wasn’t staying at the Hilton, but I was VERY ...

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It Pays to Be Loyal - Delta Lost My Upgrd?!?

Today was my first business trip since my move to San Diego. It was an odd day to fly (Saturday) for business, but I have a training at the butt crack of dawn in Birmingham, Alabama tomorrow and didn’t want to be sleepy from a red eye. Since my travel patterns have changed vastly and I do most work from home now, my status with Delta had dropped to only Gold. Yet despite this it was Saturday and I wasn’t competing for a few seats with all the Diamond and Platinum Elite. Upon ...

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AeroMexico Orders 100 new Boeing Planes

Grupo AeroMexico is by far one of the best Central American Airlines flying the skies. They are the ONLY airline in Mexico to fly to Europe, Asia, and North and South America and they love to gloat that they are the ONLY Latin America Airline to offer customers with regular and direct flights to Asia (Tokyo & Shanghai). Not to mention AeroMexico is a full service carrier, offering complimentary check baggage, meals at meal times (In all cabins on all flights) and complimentary alcohol. ...

Roll Over EQM for Flying Blue Elite

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Frequent Flyer Program announced a NEW Elite level benefit today trying to increase loyalty and increase membership across the board. Barrowing from Delta’s Skymiles program, Elite members who at least obtain Silver level status will be able to roll over addition elite qualify miles to the next calendar year, giving them an Elite boost the next qualification year.

Currently the flying blue has the follow threshold for required ...

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Alaska Airline and SeaTac Airport North Star Project

The North satellite at SeaTac airport is dark, old, a bit stagnate feeling, and in need for a major renovation. Although the North satellite is nothing like Delta’s world port at JFK, it is 40 years old and outdated. However in the near future this will all be changing thanks to SeaTac’s largest air carrier Alaska Airline.

Today the Port of Seattle and Alaska Airline finally came to an agreement to allow a remodel of the north Satellite and additional renovations including ...

Targeted: 75% bonus mile per dollar spent on Delta Amex

Everyone has his or her favorite credit card. I have a few favorite credit cards and it honestly just depends on what I’m buying determine what my favorite credit card is. However, with that, if you are anything like me you use your credit card for their benefits and free miles more than anything else.

My Platinum Delta Skymiles card is just one of the many credit cards in my wallet. Needing to grasp a higher Elite Status last fall, I took advantage of the 10,000 EQM for ...

Jet Blue Launches Elite Program "TrueBlue Mosaic"

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Today was a busy day for Low Cost Carrier's Frequent Flyer programs in the United States with both Virgin America and JetBlue announcing new loyalty perks for frequent flyers. Vx announced Elevate Silver and Gold and B6 announced the launch of TrueBlue Mosaic.

TrueBlue Mosaic is a watered down elite program to say thank you to JetBlue’s most frequent flyers.

With TrueBlue Mosaic comes more benefits, more rewards and more reasons to like JetBlue. TrueBlue Mosaic ...

Virgin America Launches Elite Program

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As much as I LOVE flying Virgin America, I rarely do because my points are somewhat useless and their route network is too small for my likings. However, despite this, my largest grib with Vx has always been their lack of an elite program for their loyal frequent flyers. However, today Vx listened and has announced the launching of their new Virgin America Elevate Elite program.

Virgin America will be launching their new elite program on August 8th and will include three levels. The ...

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SeatGuru Fails Me

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Every time I fly ANYWHERE I always jump onto seatguru.com when selecting my seat to ensure that I get the best seat on the plane. Rather that be an Exit row or a bulkhead, I want to make sure that my seat is going to have everything I want in a seat. I do not want to be crammed in like a sardine (Hey I fly coach A LOT) and if available, I want power (some airplanes only have power in the first few rows of economy). Not to mention, I want to make sure there is none of those annoying emergency ...

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Etihad Win Approval for 10% VA Stake

Etihad Airways has been cleared by the Australian government to up its equity stake in Virgin Australia from the current 4.99% it bought earlier this year to a maximum of 10%! This will give Virgin Australia even more foreign ownership with 10% owned by Etihad, 19.9% by Air New Zealand, and 26% by Richard Branson’s UK based Virgin Group, for a total foreign ownership of 55.9%. Note that as of 2012, the Australia Foreign Investment policy capped foreign ownership at 49%, how this will ...

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Fly All You Can

Philippine Airlines is having a FLY all you can special that expires at midnight Manila time TONIGHT! Just FYI Midnight Manila time is 11am EST! However if you are in Manila or traveling Asia between Aug 1 and November 30, 2012, you can take advantage of the Fly All You can Special where for as little as $318 + tax and fuel surcharge you can fly to 3 domestic destinations and 11 international destinations! Furthermore you can mix and match destinations, meaning fly into Singapore but home ...