Win New Years in LA From Hotel Tonight - Contest Ends 12/7

Hotel Tonight is probably one of my favorite smart phone apps when I’m stuck in a city or on a long layover or an unplanned event leaves me in a big city with no hotel. Offering top of the line hotels, boutique hotels, and unique one of a kind hotels (well I guess that’s a boutique ...

LAX SkyClub Is Currently A Mess, But is Receiving A Rhytidectomy (Facelift)

The LAX Delta Skyclub is probably one of my least favorite clubs that I use to be a regular to. Thankfully, I’ve moved away from LA to San Diego, so I rarely find myself at the LAX airport, but from time to time I do pass through and stop by the club. Normally if the Alaska Boardroom is open, ...
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1000 FREE United MileagePlus Miles from BCKSTGR

There’s a new way to earn points from Social Media outlets and it’s not TopGuest. This time, the new enterprise BCKSTGR is offering United Mileage Plus members 1000 bonus points just for signing up and linking your social media accounts to BCKSTGR!
If you sign up now you’ll ...

JAL Starts NRT-SAN: Plenty of Award Space

On Sunday, December 2, history was made when San Diego International saw their very first non-stop flight from Asia, land and depart on their short single runway near downtown. The Boeing 787 made this flight possible and in addition, one of the largest cities in America finally received their first ...

Hotel Review: DoubleTree Beach Resort Tampa Bay North Redington Beach

Fine white sand between your toes,  70-80+ degree weather, glistening blue water year round, a beach side pool overlooking the water for those who don’t enjoy ocean swimming, a tiki bar and a beach side restaurant all in one place can only mean you’re at a phenomenal beach resort ...

Hotel Review: Marriott Renaissance Vinoy St. Petersburg, Fl

When Traveling to the Saint Petersburg area on Business or if a big golfer, then the Renaissance Vinoy Golf resort is definitely a must stay place! The timeless Historical hotel with its Mediterranean Revival design was the most impressive and expensive in the state of Florida when it opened in the ...

Thanksgiving Travel. I Survived WIth AA, Did You?

Thanksgiving travel: it’s supposed to be one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, with millions of Americans traveling from coast to coast making the trek back home to spend time with their family. Unlike many, I decided to sit out the holiday and have a friendsgiving with my friends in ...

Double the Sign Up Bonus on the Virgin America Visa

***AT THIS TIME THE VIRGIN AMERICA CREDIT CARD IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS. EXPECT A NEW VIRGIN AMERICA CARD TO BE LAUNCH IN THE COMING WEEKS****
Early this month I had written about the Virgin America Status Match that VX is currently offering for United and American Airline Elite Members. ...

OpenSkies Joins OneWorld 12/1

The BA owned and operated airline, OpenSkies, will FINALLY be joining OneWorld as an affiliate airline under BA on December 1, 2012. Thus meaning, all OneWorld frequent flyers will be able to earn and burn miles on flights from Paris Orly to New York’s Newark airport.
The airline has had ...

Traveling Today or This Holiday Season? I wish you the best!

Are you traveling today or this weekend? If so, I honestly pity you, especially if you’re on one of the crowded domestic flights! Nevertheless , if you are traveling take a minute and remember, most people who are traveling this weekend are not frequent flyers. They are not use to the TSA, not ...

Get To Know Your Flight Attendants and Reap the Benefits!

Do you fly the same routes often? Do you live in a non-hub city and see the same flight attendants time after time? Do you have friends that work for the airlines? If so, consider yourself lucky! Twice in my life, I have lived in a city with a small flight crew base. The first time was when I lived ...
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Last Minute Sales and Bonus Points for Holiday Travel

Are you looking for some last minute options for cheaper holiday travel? Here are some sales you won’t want to miss, but you’ll have to be flexible and buy quick! Also be on the watch for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales. Alaska Airlines and other Low Cost Carriers have been known to ...

And the New Routes From San Diego Are....

Early this month I got insider knowledge that Alaska Airline was expanding their footprint in the San Diego Market with new routes being Launched in 2013, which routes and new destinations was not disclosed to me, however, Alaska Air has finally announced them publically. I had initially guessed the ...
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Redeem Virgin America Elevate Points to Hawaii and Beyond

Virgin America has launched an exciting new partnership with Hawaiian Airlines and now travelers can burn elevate points on every Hawaiian flight! The new partnership allows Elevate members to exchange as little as 20,000 points (~$4k in spending) for non-stop roundtrip flights to Hawaii on Hawaiian ...
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Virgin America Offers Status Match for American & United Elites

Virgin America (Vx) which claims to be A breath of fresh Airline is taking on United and American Airline by trying to steal their elite customers by offering them a FREE status match! Virgin America launched their own elite program earlier in an attempt to take on the legacy carriers and to lure ...
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Getting Bumped on Delta Just Got Worse For Elites - No More Y Class Upgrades

As much as I love Delta, I also love to hate them! I love 90% of their in flight crew, I think they have some of the best IFE and planes for a domestic carrier (even if they are old at least they are refurbished) and have a great global route map! My upgrades from San Diego clear about 70% of the ...
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Delta Welcomes Xiamen Airways to the SkyTeam Early

Have you been on a Delta Airplane since Nov 1? If so and you're anything like me you've probably opened up Sky Magazine and flipped through it. On my last flight I was flipping through the magazine and I realized that Delta has a "welcome" message to Xiamen Airlines to the SkyTeam! Which ...
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An All New Delta.com

Have you been over to the new delta.com? It’s updated, refreshed and all new! This is the second time that Delta has updated their main page since the merger with NWA, but this time instead of only a new landing splash page, everything has been made over/refreshed and looks new and improved. ...
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How often do you look out the window when flying?

Flying coast to coast, I find that 95% of the time my window shade is down. I rarely look outside because after all, in my mind, 85% of this country equals a fly over state, meaning everything from East of the Rockies to the Appalachians (minus Chicago) really isn’t worth stopping at or ...
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