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How Would You Handle a Harassing Seatmate?


There is a story trending about a woman who was traumatized on a British Airways flight by a man behind who "refused" to let her recline. After physical and verbal assault, she finally spoke to the crew and was upgraded from premium economy to business class. Tiffany covers it nicely here and ...
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This is Why I Always Fasten Seat Belt When Seated on Airplane

Turbulence can hit unexpectedly and when it does, it can be injurious or even deadly. A recent Avianca flight from Lima to Bueons Aires encountered unexpected but severe turbulence at 41,000 feet, throwing passengers and crew across the cabin and resulting in severe injury to a pair of ...
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10 Tips for Visiting Cuba

Cuba remains an incredible place to visit, even in this time of great change. Here are 10 tips for an even better trip to Cuba:

#1 Home-Stays in Cuba Are Cheap and Memorable
I booked a room on hostelword.com for about $4 and had a perfectly good rest in the home of a middle-class ...

Here’s How to Smartly Use Your Lufthansa Miles

So, here’s the story of how I saved my family trip and even scored a business class seat using my Lufthansa Miles & More points. If you don’t want to read the background, skip down to the Use Lufthansa Miles to Book Last-Minute United Flights.
I’m on a special father-sons ...
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How to Make the Most of an Airline Schedule Change

Airline schedule changes are inevitable, and the earlier you book your trip, the more likely you are to encounter one. Schedule changes can be devastating when your perfect non-stop flight is canceled, but schedule changes can also be a tremendous blessing, whether you are using miles or just buying ...
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Are Held Award Tickets Really Guaranteed?

For a full-timer award booker, the most valuable tool any airline loyalty program can offer is the ability to hold a ticket prior to booking. Few things are for more frustrating than finding ideal award space, alerting the client, then finding after the client gives the green light that the space is ...

7 Tips for Flying in First Class with a Baby

It seems to be that once you have a baby, you should no longer do anything ever. You definitely will be done traveling, or even leaving the house for that matter. If you are one of those cuckoo's like us that still travel with child(ren), your days of riding in premium cabins is surely over, right? ...
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Delayed Checked Baggage Upon Arrival with Swiss Airlines in Zurich

While I avoid checking bags as much as I can, due to length of trip or various other requirements, sometimes I do have to check baggage.  My typical trips are short domestic trips, and I never check a bag.  I occasionally carry on on international trips too, but on the rare occasion that I ...
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March 25 - Last Day to Book US Airways Dividend Mile Award Tickets

Early this month we learned that American Airlines and US Airways frequent flyer programs would merge within 30 days. Now, just a couple of weeks later, the New American has announced that the programs will actually merge March 28, 2014 –that this weekend! With said announcement, we also ...

Book Airfare and Hotels with Bitcoin

Over the last several years Bitcoin online currency has become substantial more popular and now traveling on Bitcoin and paying for flights, hotels, and more is a reality as some online retailers are starting to accept payment via Bitcoin.
Currently there are only a few major online retailers ...
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Malaysia Airlines New Award Chart and Earning Rates - A Net Improvement!

Malaysia Airlines is currently in the middle of a restructuring plan and is trying to regain passenger’s trust after two major disasters in 2014. As the airline restructures, they are attempting to make their Enrich Frequent flyer program more enticing in hopes that more flyers will choose ...
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Save 50% on Miles and More Bargain Awards

Every month Lufthansa publishes discount awards for their Miles and More program. The bargains include discount travel opportunities for travel on Miles and More airlines which include Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and LOT.   Some months the program is more generous than other, but for ...

Promoción de descuento € 10 de Vueling

La mejor manera de viajar por toda Europa es con aerolíneas de bajo coste (LCC), que ofrece miles de vuelos a los destinos principales en la mitad del costo de los portadores de servicio completo. Vueling es sólo uno de muchos LCC en Europa y sirve 157 destinos en toda Europa, Africa ...

Vueling Discount - Save 10 Euros per booking

The best way to travel throughout Europe is with Low Cost Carriers (LCC) whom offer thousands of flights to prime destinations at half the cost of the full service carriers. Vueling is just one of many LCC within Europe and serves 157 destinations throughout Europe, Africa the Middle East and has ...

Last Call for 40% American Express Transfer Bonus to British Airways

We're just a few hours away from the end of the most lucrative American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonus we've seen in more than a year. Last call to take advantage of the 40% British Airways Executive Club transfer bonus.

Did I take advantage? Yes, although I did not go crazy ...
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Three Key Tips if Your United Elite Status is Dropping Tomorrow

Many will be dropping in status tomorrow on United Airlines -- myself included -- but it is not too late to take advantage of at least three important perks, two of which will be going away even if you maintained your status for 2015.
1. Global Entry Reimbursement
United Airlines has ...

Elites Can Skip the Upgrade Queue on US Airways - Secure a First Class Seat

It comes to nobody’s surprise that frequent flyers enjoy elite upgrades more than any other benefit the airline offers. As frequent flyers move up the food chain, upgrades typically become move abundant as upgrade priority increases and the upgrade window expands. However, would you be ...
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Best Usage of US Airways Dividend Miles Before The Program Ends 2Q 2015

The AA/US merger is in full swing and the next major miles stone that will affect frequent flyers is when the two programs officially merger into the American Airline Advantage program and the airline only has one loyalty program to manage. The ground work has already been laid, with announcements ...

Two Tricks on the Last Day to Book Hyatt Awards at 2014 Rates

Today is the final day to book Hyatt Gold Passport awards under the 2014 rate chart – effective at midnight CT the 2015 chart kicks in, which will see several properties going up one category.
If you are booked in one of the properties that is going down in category, you need not take any ...
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