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Japanese Massage Chairs are Replacing Airport Workers in Tokyo

Japan Airlines is eliminating massages in its Tokyo airport lounges and will be adding additional massaging chairs instead effective October 1. Continue reading Japanese Massage Chairs are Replacing Airport Workers in Tokyo...

Virgin Kicked 11 Year Old Boy Out Of Seat And The Flight Wasn’t Even Overbooked

It seems only US airlines have gotten the memo not to involuntarily deny boarding to a passenger after they're already in their seat. Sadly it seems even 11 year olds need to know their rights or airlines will try to take advantage of them. Continue reading Virgin Kicked 11 Year Old Boy Out Of Seat And The Flight Wasn’t Even Overbooked...

Trump Won’t Honor Hotel Mistake Rate and 3000 Bonus United Miles

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Trump Won’t Honor Hotel Mistake Rate and 3000 Bonus United Miles...

Man Checked a Bottle of Deoderant as Luggage on American Airlines. Guess What Happened Next.

Earlier this month an Australian man checked a can of beer as luggage on a Qantas flight. ?Hemal G decided to see whether this would work out well here in the U.S. on an American Airlines flight. Continue reading Man Checked a Bottle of Deoderant as Luggage on American Airlines. Guess What Happened Next....

The Racism in Delta’s Fight Against Mideast Airlines

Delta’s roots are as a crop duster company combating boll weevil infestations. Its inaugural flight under the Delta name was to Jackson, Mississippi. It moved its headquarters to Atlanta in 1941, and the airline’s dominant presence throughout...Show More Summary

Is Southwest Airlines Destroying Its Culture By Firing Too Many People?

The old saying on the internet is that when a title is phrased as a question the answer is always no. That doesn't always hold, at least for United, but a major union at Southwest should have considered the implications of the maxim before spouting off. Continue reading Is Southwest Airlines Destroying Its Culture By Firing Too Many People?...

Going On Vacation? Pet Sitting is Now Illegal in New York

My Yorkshire terrier is now over 15 years old. He’s still full of spunk but tires more than he used to, and gets stressed out more easily too. We used to board him at a cage free day care in town, and he loved it there. But he’s just not able to do it anymore. It’s a good thing, then, that I don’t live in New York. Show More Summary

It Took Up to 17 Police Officers to Toss a 33 Year Old Grandfather From a Plane

Davi Stretton Mellor, his wife Kerry-Anne, along with their children and grandchildren were taken off the flight. They got into a fight with other passengers. In their version other passengers “were banging on their children’s seats.”...Show More Summary

FARE ALERT: Southeast Asia Under $400 Roundtrip

I know many readers want business class sales, it’s a long way to go in coach, but this is clearly the golden age of air travel. Continue reading FARE ALERT: Southeast Asia Under $400 Roundtrip...

Secret Travel Confessions Are My Guilty Pleasure

Whether it's insider tricks like confessions of an Enterprise Car Rental manager or just plain prurience, there's something compelling about anonymous travel confessions. Like this one: Continue reading Secret Travel Confessions Are My Guilty Pleasure...

Easy Starbucks Status and Starwood Bans Cubans from Membership

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Easy Starbucks Status and Starwood Bans Cubans from Membership...

New Government Report: TSA Has No Basis for How It Picks Out Terrorists, Just Makes Stuff Up

The TSA has had employees roaming the airports watching passengers, using their spidey senses to figure out who might be a terrorist. Four years ago the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General concluded that the TSA's behavior detection efforts didn't work and racially profiled. Show More Summary

Best Economy for Cross Country Flights and Amex in Hand-to-Hand Combat With Chase

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Best Economy for Cross Country Flights and Amex in Hand-to-Hand Combat With Chase...

This Is The Single Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Out There

This is the latest premium card, with a big signup bonus and strong points-earning. It's a $95 annual fee card, not a $450 annual fee card. And many of you can get a business card in fact you probably should. Continue reading This Is The Single Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Out There...

Special Wedding Photos Attack Delta For Losing Luggage

Feeding the old meme that on Delta D on't E xpect L uggage T o A rrive (or 'Diverts Errant Luggage to Atlanta'), a man whose luggage was lost enroute to his dream destination wedding in Iceland is letting the world know he doesn't believe...Show More Summary

Another Devaluation — Delta Award Pricing No Longer Even Following Its Hidden Award Chart

Delta has found a new way to price dynamically. Already they've practiced journey control. You might find saver award space on multiple flights, but they won't allow you to combine those flights into a saver award. Two connecting flights...Show More Summary

Airline Ancillary Revenue Appears Tied to a Strong Frequent Flyer Program

IdeaWorks has put out a new study on airline ancillary fees (.pdf). They rank the airlines earning the most in ancillary fees, and explain where the money comes from. I’m not going to focus on the ultra low cost carriers around the world although the data there is interesting. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cards from Chase and How to Get Them

I frequently offer appraisals of the very best cards, and the very best signup bonuses, but in doing so only offer one or two cards per bank. That means I don't get down further -- what card should you get next, or if you aren't going...Show More Summary

Hyatt Revamps Its Best Rate Guarantee As It Prepares For War With Expedia

All the major hotel chains are working hard to get you to 'book direct' with them. It's not really working overall, since they don't appear to be eating into the share of reservations of Expedia, Priceline, etc. These efforts aren't new. Show More Summary

American Crew Successfully Brings Bullets Through Security and Why You’re Wrong About Milan

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading American Crew Successfully Brings Bullets Through Security and Why You’re Wrong About Milan...

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