Warning: Fishing for Compensation Could Lead to Status Revocation

While the lawsuit has been going on for a few years, It has popped up in the news, and gives me a chance to share my thoughts on it.  There is a lawsuit against Northwest Airlines about a former Platinum who had his status revoked and miles removed from his account.  In the letter he ...

A Night At the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel

So for my trip to New Orleans, I decided to add another hotel night, since it is an hour drive from where I live to the airport, and I did not look forward to leaving the house at 4am on a Saturday morning, especially since I did not know how long I was going to be staying up that night.  I was ...

A True Continental Breakfast

Being primarily a short haul flyer, even when the upgrades clear, a meal is not something to expect.  Usually if there is anything offered, it is an item from a snack basket, and that is it.  Anything more substantial is a surprise.  Especially since my flights are always labeled as ...
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Air Canada Trans-Border Maple Leaf Lounge at YVR

Yes, I know it has taken me a while to get around to posting this and completing my posts from Vancouver, but life has kept me busy, and I wanted to clear this out before I post some hotel reviews from my most recent trip.
Air Canada provides the best lounges of any North American Airline. ...
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$99 for a $499 Travel Voucher on Open Skies Airlines

The number of daily deals sites have exploded, leading to some interesting opportunities for travelers wanting to get a good deal to experience luxury. The only downside is that they are usually destination or extremely time sensitive.  However OpenSkies is offering a deal on Rue La La for a ...

Continental Heritage on display at New Orleans

As I was heading toward the exit at New Orleans airport yesterday, I saw this wonderful display.

Now I know that is not the greatest picture for seeing it, so I also took a picture of each shelf.




This is honestly one of the most interesting small displays ...

Next Month of Travel: New Orleans and a Downtown Atlanta Stay

The whole job change situation has put a crimp in my travel plans for the past few months, however I finally have some travel planned, and it just so happens that I get to experience a few new things, as well as an interesting opportunity.  As I mentioned previously, I am a Royal Ambassador and ...
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Delta Strikes Again, and Again, and Again

I've had a major change in my life, and that change actually had me considering changing to Delta as my airline of choice, since I am now based in Atlanta.  However, a Delta incident last night proved to be the last straw in my consideration of Delta, and will only switch to them when forced to ...
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Good News: TSA Upgrading Full Body Scanners to Generic Outlines

As I talked about earlier this year, the TSA was testing the use of generic outlines for the full body imaging machines.  Today the TSA announced this test was a success and would be rolled out to all 40 airports that use the Millimeter Wave scanning machines and they will begin testing generic ...
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Quick Hits on Burnaby BC Hotels

Ok, I'm not going to have a full review of the hotels that I stayed in for TBEX mainly because I was too tired when visiting (see my crazy weekend for why), and because quite honestly, neither of the properties stood out to me.
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown
Check-in was fairly ...

Latest TSA Failure: Verifying Identity and Boarding Pass

Last week a man successfully boarded a JFK-LAX Virgin America flight lacking proper ID and a boarding pass for a previous flight from another passenger.  To summarize the story, he accumulated boarding passes, and then presented a pass for a previous flight from another passenger, and was able ...
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My Thoughts on Bus Tours: Good but Extremely Overpriced.

In my travels, especially on business trips, I make an effort to explore the city I'm in.  If you have ever been to a large city, you have probably seen the crazy busses driving around town from various touring companies offering hop-on hop-off tours of the city.  Prior to TBEX, I had ...
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I am a Frequent Flyer Sinner: I Prefer to Check My Bags

Many of the hardcore mileage runners will tell you they do not check a bag.  It decreases your chances of getting a bump, causes problems, and delays you getting home or to your hotel.  Some even consider checking bags a sin to be avoided at all costs.  All of these are valid ...
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Come Fly With Me Coming To American Television Starting This Weekend

Those of you that have been following travel television shows have probably at least heard of the BBC TV show Come Fly With Me.  For those of you who haven't, here is a clip from the first episode with Omar, the owner of Fly Lo airlines, a European Low Cost Carrier.

While you have ...
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Crazy Travel Day to Vancouver on Friday

 As I am sure many of you know, ORD practically shut down due to thunderstorms last Thursday.  Unfortunately, this chaos did not subside overnight.  Because of the cancellations, all of the flights zeroed out, and my upgrades did not clear.  I noticed the zeroed out flights, ...
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For The Second Year In A Row, I Barely Avoid Canadian Riots

My luck when traveling to Canada near major events is quite lucky.  As has been hitting the news, the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup and a portion of downtown Vancouver has fallen into a riot.  I actually was there this past weekend, and even took in the party scene downtown before leaving ...

Canucks Fever In Vancouver

I'm actually doing this post out of order from my experience in Vancouver, however I did want to get a quick post up about the insanity before and after the hockey games while I was in town, since Wednesday is when the Stanley Cup Finals end.  Friday was a busy day, and I'll be talking more ...
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