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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 Although the North satellite is nothing like Delta’s world port at JFK, it is 40 years old and outdated.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 ...

2500 Free Avios Miles for Kids!

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Iberia's Avios is giving Children age two through 11 the chance to become road worriors and mile point hoarders like the rest of us with Iberia Plus Kids. A program designed for children 2-11 years old. The best part is if you register your child for the promotion between now and August 31, 2012 you child will receive a 2500 Avios miles for free.

Although the free miles are not enough for a free flight or anything of substantial value, it’s a step in the right direction ...

More Room in Economy Than First Class?

Flying from Vegas to Los Angeles is always a wonderful experience because I can get to the airport, through security, land, grab my bag (if checked) and get to my hotel in Vegas quicker than I could drive the 4 hours+ between the two cities. Not to mention with ALMOST EVERY major airline flying the route, and even smaller competitors like Spirit and Jet Blue, fares between Las Vegas and the 5 area LA airports (LAX, Ontario, Long beach, Burbank, and Santa Anna) tend to be low! Often times as ...

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HOLD THAT PLANE!

Over the 4th of July I decided to take a vacation with my friend to vegas. On my way there, I was upgraded to first class and needed to write a quick blog post while in the air. I sat down, removed my wallet, cellphone and keys from my pocket and placed them all in the seatback pocket because my jeans were a little too stylish and a little too tight for comfort! Upon landing at LAS, I stood up to disembark the plane and grabbed everything from my seatback pocket.

I walked about ...

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Etihad Sweeps First Class Winnings

There is definitely something interesting about Middle Eastern Carriers because they won a plethora of the Skytrak awards! Eithad has pulled the ol’ hockey player hat trick when it comes to First Class Awards at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2012! Taking all 3 awards for first class travel! The awards Etihad won include:

Best First Class Best First Class Seats Best First Class Catering

 “Etihad Airways has now won the Best First Class title for three ...

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Qatar Airways Named Airline Of the Year

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Qatar Airlines has done it again and for the second year running has been named the Airline of the Year in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards!

The Doha-based carrier retained the coveted title of Airline of the Year 2012 and notched up two further awards – Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh consecutive year and the Best Airline Staff Service award in the Middle East.

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Delta's Fleet Expansion....I'm confused?!

Has Delta Lost their mind?

On July 9th Delta sent a press release which outlined their fleet plan with the acquisition of 88 new B717 jets from AirTran between 2013 and 2015 and the introduction of the B737-900ER starting in 2013. In this new release Delta made two comments that left me shaking my head from disbelief.

“The Boeing 717s will primarily replace small 50-seat regional jets on a capacity-neutral basis. The 110-seat aircraft will feature new, fully upgraded ...

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Is This Card Indestructible?

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A few months ago I decided I needed to diversify my point spending and find new ways to earn airline miles and points with credit cards. Although I love my American Express Gold card and all the opportunities to earn double and triple points (travel, gas, etc) and have always loved Amex’s transfer partners like British Airways, Delta, Hilton, Aeroplan, etc. it was time to find ways to earn points on United without flying United Metal and find a way to transfer to the Hyatt. This is ...

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UPGRD My Room In Vegas Baby!

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This last week over the 4th of July I had the opportunity to cash in on my gambling habits in Vegas for a free room at the Total Rewards Casinos (Harrah's, Paris, Caesars, Flamingo, Bally's, Rio, etc).  Being that it was the week of 4th of July rooms on the strip were not their typical Monday-Thursday night lows and nights like the 3rd and 4th were going for $150+ at the lower end resorts (Harrah's, Flamingo, Bally's) and well over $250 at ...

TSA Pre✓ and Delta expand to 4 more cities!

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If ANYTHING good has come from TSA in the Post 9/11 world It's TSA Pre✓! For the regular traveler or just the person who flies a few times a year, the ability to walk through airport security without violation of the 4th amendment is a nice change to flying since 9/11. Not to mention, just the ability to leave your shoes and belt on, and your laptop and other personal items in your bag is a nice change, plus a time saver. Also, if anyone has ever used TSA  Pre✓, the agents are ...

Final Chance to Win a Disney Dream Suite Vacation

Back in May I had written about how you could win a vacation to Disneyland in a quick 60 seconds from Alaska Airlines. Well the time has come and it’s now your 3rd and final chance to win your family of 4 vacation.

To win your family of 4 vacation all you have to do is register here. The Grand prize winner receives round trip airfare from Alaska Airlines for 4 people, a 3 night stay at one of Disney’s 3 California Resorts, a night stay at Disneyland’s Dream Suite, ...

Changes To Singapore Airline's KrisFlyer Program

Yesterday I wrote to you to inform you that Singapore Airline is updated their reservation systems on July 6th and 7th. Singapore airlines will join over 115 airlines that currently use the Amadeus Altéa suite syste, in fact the majority of  Star Alliance carriers already uses this system (17 as of October of 2011) and with SIA upgraded this month, it willcloser align SIA with the rest of the Star Alliance carriers. Although the upgrade is probably overall good, two negative ...

$888 US to London or $1776 in Biz!

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Delta airlines just announced a HUGE Sale from a number of cities to London just in time for the London Olympics and summer travel! In fact the fare is so low I would think it was the dead of the winter! However beware that these deals are only valid for 2 days and will be gone quick! Notice that Economy class travel starts at just $888 from coast to coast and Business class travel is just doubled the price at $1776!

Atlanta, GA (ATL) to:

London-Heathrow, United ...

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