Weekend In Charlotte: Renaissance Suites Charlotte Airport

Introduction Embassy Suites Charlotte Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte Airport Renaissance Suites Charlotte Airport And now before I go on another jam packed trip, time to complete the hotel reviews from my trip at the beginning of May.  One interesting note is that this property is ...

Weekend In Charlotte: Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Introduction Embassy Suites Charlotte Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte Airport Renaissance Suites Charlotte Airport So I'm finally getting around to posting my experience from my stay at one of the few Summerfield Suites in the Country.  I've had long term assignments in many cities, ...

American Traveler's Guide to Canada

 With TBEX coming up in Vancouver, it got me to thinking about doing this post that I have wanted to write about for a while. Over the past year and a half, I have spent almost 6 months up there.  Usually, Americans do not think of Canada as a destination because of the higher airfares, ...
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Air Canada Wine Glasses Now Available

As I previously mentioned, I found some Air Canada wine glasses at a local dollar store, and would look into making them available if there was interest.   There did seem to be some interest in this unique airline collectable. I went to the store and bought out their supply, and only have 8 ...

Finally Getting to Vancouver

 With all of the traveling I have done across the continent, there are actually few cities in North America that I have wanted to visit and not yet made a visit.  In Canada I've done Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, but the furthest west in Canada I've ventured is London, Ontario. ...
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Weekend in Charlotte: Embassy Suites Charlotte

Introduction Embassy Suites Charlotte Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte Airport Renaissance Suites Charlotte Airport Ok, so a few weeks ago, I decided to attend an event in Charlotte.  While I was trying out some new properties, I still come back to the Embassy Suites Charlotte ...

Amazing Find at a Local Dollar Store: Airline Wine Glasses

Real life has gotten in the way, but I do still have the three hotel reviews in the pipeline.  However today I've decided to share a little find with you that I found at a local dollar store.

Yes, this is a real Air Canada wine glass.  Although my airline is United, Air Canada ...
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Weekend In Charlotte: Introduction

Introduction Embassy Suites Charlotte Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte Airport Renaissance Suites Charlotte Airport Real life has intervened lately, so I haven't done that much travel to talk about.  However, I am attending an event at the Charlotte Convention Center (NC) this weekend ...

United Changes Award Fees: Some Good, Some Bad

Today United announced that beginning June 15, there are going to be some major changes in fees related to reward travel.   For the most part, this is aligning the award fees of United and Continental, and is Mileage Plus adopting the award ticketing fees of OnePass with some minor exceptions. ...
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More Air Traffic Controllers Sleeping on the Job: What is the problem?

It seems that this past month has been a big month for air traffic controllers being cought sleeping on the job.  So far there have been three incidents of solo controllers falling asleep on the job.  Just this morning, a plane had to land unassisted at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. ...

US Airways to Add First Class in Regional Jets Among Other Improvements

US Airways finally realized they were uncompetitive with the other legacy carriers.  Until now they have avoided any real investment in their domestic product, and have even been stripping benefits and service from their domestic fleet (remember, they did not offer glassware for domestic First ...
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Coming Soon to an Airport Near You: TSA Strip Searches

There are many of us that have issues with the current security theatre surrounding the TSA and its search procedures.  However this week was the source of one of the most outrageous statements about the power of the TSA and its ability to search any and all passengers.  In court the ...
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Trying Out Home2 Suites

 So a couple of weeks ago (I've been meaning to get this out, but personal life has gotten in the way), there was an event I wanted to attend in Fayetteville, NC.  While this is certainly a reasonable drive, I did not relish the thought of getting out of the event at 11pm and then having ...

Merge your United and Continental Elite Miles and Transfer Award miles

While United and Continental have been aligning benefits and partners since the merger, there are still differences in the programs that members must deal with, such as one-way awards, upgrade priority, or even being able to use particular partners.  However as of today, those issues are a ...
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Milepoint.com is Now Live: New Friendly Community of Frequent Travelers

Thanks to Gary, I've been on Milepoint since relatively early on in the beta period.  Because of this I've been able to get to know a ton of people in the community, and really give it a test drive as a site to visit regularly.  And I will say the site is very different than Flyertalk. ...
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Mattress Runners Beware: Some Hotels Refusing to Allow Locals to Stay

Just as people mileage run to get redeemable miles and higher elite status, there are many people who mattress run to get the same with hotel programs.  Maybe you wanted to take advantage of Hyatt's Faster Free Nights to redeem at some exotic Hyatt property by taking a few stays at a $50 a ...
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The Skies Just Ain't Friendly Anymore: Ray Stevens Protest Against the TSA

I found this amusing video online today, and figured that everybody here might enjoy it.

Now of course the production values are extremely low, but because of that it allows for an interesting game.  Name the airports that you see in the video.

(Thanks to Penn Jillette for posting the link to this video on twitter.  You should also go see the show in Vegas, they do have a wonderful bit on how useless the security screening is)

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