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TSA Body Shames Three-Time Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast

Aly Raisman was captain of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team. She won gold in the team and floor competitions and bronze on the balance beam in 2012 and gold in the team event in 2016. Going through TSA though, the employees there don't think much of her physique. Continue reading TSA Body Shames Three-Time Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast...

Delta Holding Puppy Hostage in Guatemala and Where to Start in Miles and Points

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 Delta Holding Puppy Hostage in Guatemala and Where to Start in Miles and Points...

American Express Offering Biggest-Ever Signup Promotion for Delta Cards, Needs New Customers Now?

We know that American Airlines is below expected credit card signups this year. United reports also being disappointed in their card signups. Only Delta among the big 3 hasn't expressed disappointed with their cardmember acquisition. Continue reading American Express Offering Biggest-Ever Signup Promotion for Delta Cards, Needs New Customers Now?...

United Express Captain Arrested for Botched Castration of Transgender Woman

An enterprising director could make a United Pilots Gone Wild! video out of the two who were too drunk to fly, the one that was running brothels all over Houston and the United Express pilot and co-pilot who got into a fight. Now a Chicago...Show More Summary

Aeroplan Quickly Brings Back Online Booking of Awards Outside US and Canada

When the Aeroplan website stopped allowing customers to book awards that do not either start or end in the U.S. and Canada online, I concluded that "Aeroplan hates their customers." That wasn't fair. The issue was frustrating because...Show More Summary

Laptop Ban Still Coming for Europe Flights — And for Flights Departing U.S. Too

Not only isn’t a ban on electronics on flights from Europe to the U.S. dead, according to the Homeland Security Secretary it may be extended to flights departing the U.S. too. However implementation delays (until ‘the time is right’)...Show More Summary

Aeroplan Hates Their Customers, No Longer Lets You Book Most World Awards Online

Aeroplan used to be one of the best frequent flyer programs in the world, maybe even the best, but over the past six years we've seen multiple rounds of award chart inflation, the introduction of fuel surcharges on partner awards, blocking...Show More Summary

Walking in on Breastfeeding Mom in the Lavatory and What Pilots Actually Do

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 Walking in on Breastfeeding Mom in the Lavatory and What Pilots Actually Do...

Why United Wasn’t Ultimately Hurt By the Passenger Dragging Incident and Where Jumbo Jets Go to Die

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 Why United Wasn’t Ultimately Hurt By the Passenger Dragging Incident and Where Jumbo Jets Go to Die...

Chase Renews Hyatt Co-Brand Deal, Will Retain Hyatt as Points Transfer Partner

Chase announced yesterday that they had renewed their agreement to issue the Hyatt Credit Card. Crucially, the deal also ensures that Hyatt will remain a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner and that transfers will continue 1:1. World...Show More Summary

American Airlines Passenger Bites Flight Attendant’s Hand, Opens Galley Door and Jumps Onto Tarmac

Flight attendants have been known to 'peace out' by popping an aircraft slide on arrival and running away down the tarmac. (Although sometimes they just set fire to the lav.) Sometimes passengers open the aircraft door and head off themselves...Show More Summary

British Airways Will Add £8 Fee to Tickets Booked Through ‘Outside’ Systems Starting November 1

The ongoing saga of airlines not wanting to pay current fees to sell their tickets through third parties, and not happy with how third parties market upsell options to consumers, went to the next level today. Continue reading British Airways Will Add £8 Fee to Tickets Booked Through ‘Outside’ Systems Starting November 1...

New American Airlines ConciergeKey Benefit: Flagship Lounge Access

American Airlines ConciergeKey is the ‘super secret’ level that George Clooney had in Up in the Air, in some sense equivalent to United Global Services and Delta 360. With the opening of American's first renovated Flagship lounge at New York JFK there's a new benefit. Continue reading New American Airlines ConciergeKey Benefit: Flagship Lounge Access...

Sheriff David Clarke Ordered Airline Passenger Detained for Staring At His Dallas Cowboys Clothing

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who announced he’ll be leaving his position to become an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, is embroiled in a controversy over using his law enforcement officers to harass...Show More Summary

New Best Card for Everyday Spend, Earn 2X Transferable Points on Everything

This new card earns double points -- not double points in a particular category, this is double points across the board that transfer to several different airline frequent flyer programs. It's a no annual fee card, and an American Express...Show More Summary

American Eliminating Full Beverage Service on Short Flights Effective June 1

American will be ending full beverage service on several flights under 250 miles. This is being pitched to crew as saving them from having to do work that made them 'uncomfortable' and of course is also a cost saver. Fares will not go down as a result, of course. Continue reading American Eliminating Full Beverage Service on Short Flights Effective June 1...

United and American Blaming Each Other After Planes Collide on Ground

United flight 898 from Austin to Houston was taxiing out from gate 19, and American’s flight AA2675 from New York JFK was on its way into gate 21, when the two aircraft “collided Wednesday night” around 8:20 p.m. Continue reading United and American Blaming Each Other After Planes Collide on Ground...

FARE DEAL: Business Class to Tokyo from Just $1580 Roundtrip on Delta

Delta is offering roundtrip business class fares between Toronto, Calgary, or Vancouver and Tokyo from $1580 for summer travel. The fare is widely available. And at this price it can make sense to position yourself to Canada. Continue reading FARE DEAL: Business Class to Tokyo from Just $1580 Roundtrip on Delta...

American’s New Flagship Dining at New York JFK Now Open, Expanded Flagship Lounge Access

American is renovating the New York JFK, Los Angeles, and Chicago Flagship lounges. Current Flagship Lounge, Chicago O’Hare Rendering of New Flagship Lounge Seating, Courtesy American Airlines They are adding Flagship Lounges at: Dallas...Show More Summary

LEAKED: United Bringing Ice Cream Sundaes Back to International Business Class (in Paper Bowls)

United Polaris ice cream dishes were cracking sending shards of glass into the ice cream. Last month United removed ice cream sundaes and started serving ice cream in its container instead. This was just one small hurdle of many in United’s...Show More Summary

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