Earn 50% Bonus Miles on US Airways & American Airline Flights

American Airlines and US Airways announced today that they will begin codesharing on hundreds of flights systemwide starting January 23, 2014 with a focus on hubs, regional flights, and markets where US airways has a better presence then AA and vice versa. In addition, US Airway flights are now ...

Alaska Airlines Needs to Open a Board Room in San Diego

For the past several months there has been speculation on Flyertalk and from the San Diego Airport Authority that Alaska Airlines might open a Board Room in Terminal 1. Alaska Airline is currently the only airline that operates out of Terminal 1 (gates 11-18). Currently, the crowded and small gate ...
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Delta Reduces Business Elite Seats on B777 & B767

2014 has started off with another Delta devaluation announcement. This Delta is making it more difficult to redeem miles for business class tickets by reducing the number of Business Class seats available on their 767 and 777 aircrafts. Delta has already reduced the number of seats available on ...

AA & US Airways Begin To Align Customer Benefits

American Airlines and US Airways are taking the first noticeable steps to frequent flyers today to become one airline and have announced select mutual frequent flyer benefits on reciprocal airlines starting today. This means if you are flying either US Airways or American Airways you will now be ...

Delta Shortens SkyMile Program Year by a Month

If the Delta SkyPeso program had a theme in 2013, it would be named “the year of devaluation.” In July, I wrote an article about Delta’s D game and recapped some of my sub-par experiences with the airlines in 2013. It also described how the airline has devalued their Elite program ...
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2013 in Review

2013 was a fun year, full of a mixture of work travel and personal adventures! Although most of my travel was for work and around the United States, I was able to manage to sneak off to Europe a couple of times for fun and fly back from South East Asia - all in business class. As terms of flying, I ...
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Virgin America Short Haul Trip Report

Hip, stylish, and fun – three words I would never use to describe flying domestically in the US. Although, Virgin America is trying to reinvent the US aviation industry and has injected it with plush leather black seats, lavish purple mood lighting, TVs in every seat, wi-fi (before it was ...

American Airlines: The Pinstripe Tail is here to stay!

Last month, American Airlines and US Airways employees voted to decide the future of the new American Airline livery. The new grey painted planes with the stripped eagle beak were here to stay, but employees were allowed to vote for the American Flag style tail or for the historical AA with the ...
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British Airways B747 Premium Economy LHR - LAX

Recently I had the joys of flying on the new British Airways A380 and I truly enjoyed soaring through the skies in the world’s largest jumbo jet. On that trip, I flew from Los Angeles to London in premium economy and was really wowed by British Airways staff and new airplane. On my return ...
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Could Priority Pass Save the American Express Platinum Airport Lounge Program

American Express and US/AA announced earlier this month that lounge benefit access will no longer be granted to American Express Platinum card holders after March 2014. With the announcement, many people declared how they were going to quickly use their $100-$500 AA/US airline credit and then cancel ...
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Taba Heights Marriott Resort, Red Sea Egypt

Less than 30 minutes from the border of Israel, lays a village built from the ground up to support Red Sea tourism from around the world. The small village of Taba, Egypt lays inland from the sea. Although the area the tourists see is rarely the city itself but instead tourist flock to Taba Heights, ...
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American Airlines Allow Employees to Vote: New Livery or Old

Let’s be honest, very few people like change and often time the more senior someone is, the more they dislike change. We as humans get used to the status quo and then dislike any major changes. This is not unique to the airline industry. Many people including bloggers, travelers & ...
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Relaxing in Dahab Egypt & The Dahab Hilton Resort

In a small Bedouin fishing village, just 80km north of the bustling resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt lies some of the best scuba diving in Egypt and on the Red Sea. The town of Dahab is still extremely small and quaint, yet offers hotels for every type of traveler. The small fishing village ...
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US Airways & Lufthansa Credit Card Winter Bonus opportunities

Barclay Bank is giving card holders opportunity to earn 2,500 bonus miles on two of their best airline travel cards in two targeted promotions to earn bonus miles on purchases at grocery stores, movie theaters, and utility payments from January 1 - March 31, 2014.
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Free Uber Rides to Seatac Airport For Christmas Travel

Alaska Airlines and Uber have teamed up in Seattle to make Holiday travel easier for Seattlites and are offering FREE rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on December 23 and 24th!  The promotion requires NO sign up at all and all you have to do is end your trip ...

Alaska Airlines: Star Alliance - I think Not; OneWorld - Maybe

Earlier this week Matthew wrote a post about how the world’s largest airline alliance,Star Alliance, should try to court Alaska Airlines after losing a couple of key partners this year to OneWorld, specifically US Airways and TAM. Despite his post, I must say that I am in utter disagreement ...
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British Airways A321 Economy LHR - TLV Trip Report

After a wonderful flight on the BA A380 in Premium Economy from LAX to LHR and a stopover in the T1 BA lounge, I was on my final flight to Tel Aviv aboard British Airways mid haul A321 formerly a BMI aircraft. This plane only features a two class cabin (business and economy). I inquired about an ...

Comfort Hotel Rome Fiumicino Review

After a long delay on my Alitalia flight from Frankfurt to Rome the only thing I truly wanted to do was sleep and thankfully my hotel was close to the airport. I had chosen to stay at the Comfort Hotel Rome Fiumicino due to its location and its Choice Privilege low rate of only 8,000 points a night. ...
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British Airways International Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 1

Airline Clubs are supposed to be reserved for the elite travelers, business and first class passengers, or those passengers who are willing to shovel out hundreds of dollars a year towards membership fees. The British Airways clubs are no different, and require passengers to either pay a hefty ...