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Blog Post Archive

It’s Time for LAX to Move Forward With an American Express Lounge

At the beginning of November I suggested that an American Express Centurion lounge would be coming to LAX. The big hint was American Express Centurion Lounge-branded couches past security in the Tom Bradley international terminal. Continue reading It’s Time for LAX to Move Forward With an American Express Lounge...

How American Airlines Makes Sure Passengers Get PreCheck When They’re Entitled to PreCheck

Since signing up for Global Entry three years ago I haven't missed getting PreCheck a single time that I was eligible for it. I often hear about flyers with 'Known Traveler Numbers' not getting PreCheck. American Airlines has a new measure...Show More Summary

BIG NEWS: United/Continental Flight Attendants Agree on Joint Contract, Ready to Complete 2010 Merger

United and Continental merged in 2010, with Continental management eventually taking over, but six years later that merger is still not complete. Flight crews have been known to still announce that a given aircraft is operated by Continental. This...Show More Summary

How Uber Will Trick You Into Accepting Surge Pricing and More

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 How Uber Will Trick You Into Accepting Surge Pricing and More...

Ignore the Pundits, We Don’t Know What Brexit Means for Travel

The UK has voted to exit the European Union. There's tremendous gnashing of teeth over what this means for the world and those are very real concerns. There are also concerns within the travel industry, and amongst travelers. Nothing...Show More Summary

United Disavows Club Passes at O’Hare and More

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 United Disavows Club Passes at O’Hare and More...

Giveaway: 2 Business Class Tickets Celebrating Air Serbia’s Launch at New York JFK!

Today Air Serbia launches its new New York JFK - Belgrade non-stop with an Airbus A330 they've named for Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. A reader will win 2 business class roundtrip tickets for this new flight. Entering is easy. Here's...Show More Summary

Why Chase Sapphire Preferred Is Still My #1 Best Credit Card – And Why I Use Citi Prestige More

Chase Sapphire Preferred remains my favorite rewards card, and it edges out the other best in class card Citi Prestige. I'll explain why -- and why I'm still using Citi Prestige more anyway. Continue reading Why Chase Sapphire Preferred Is Still My #1 Best Credit Card – And Why I Use Citi Prestige More...

FIRST LOOK: Inside the New American Express Centurion Lounge Houston

I had an opportunity to see the brand new American Express Centurion lounge Houston last night and try the food since I was invited to the pre-opening party there. Here's the food, drinks, and a visual tour of the space. Continue reading FIRST LOOK: Inside the New American Express Centurion Lounge Houston...

Why the Current 30% Discount Buying Starwood Points is Really Available Year-Round

Through July 1 Starwood is offering a 30% discount on buying Starpoints. Starwood only lets you buy 30,000 points per year for your account. And this is a limited-time offer. But you can buy points at 2.5 cents any time you wish if you have a Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and pay bills with the card. Show More Summary

How United Squeezes More Seats into its All Aisle Access Business Class Than Anyone Else

The idea is to make the seat seem like four-across on a Boeing 777 -- which gives you fully flat with all aisle access -- while actually being configured eight-across to give the airline density. More seats, without sacrificing passenger comfort, means more revenue. Show More Summary

This Should Make Every United Elite Furious

It seems there's always a first class seat still available whenever I'm checking in for a United flight. Perhaps it's the routes I'm flying. I'm not a United elite, and a first class seat is offered to me as a buy up. Here's a recent check-in offer I received: Continue reading This Should Make Every United Elite Furious...

The Federal Government Investigated Frequent Flyer Programs. Here’s What They Found.

The Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General completed a report on government oversight of airline frequent flyer programs. The Department of Transportation believes that airlines make available enough frequent flyer award seats and are transparent in the way they operate the programs. Show More Summary

Mid-Year Check-in: How I’m Walking My Talk on Elite Status

There are really only 3 elite statuses that I care to requalify for. Now that we're midway through the year I decided to check in and share where I'm at qualifying for each. I've already requalified with American and with Starwood. I'm...Show More Summary

Prince William Suffers Through British Airways Club Europe. You Travel Better Than He Does!

Prince William flew British Airways Club Europe from Lyon to London Heathrow after a disappointing English performance in UEFA Euro 2016 soccer. British Airways premium cabin short haul seats offer 30 inches of pitch. That's less than economy on most US domestic flights. Continue reading Prince William Suffers Through British Airways Club Europe. Show More Summary

100% Bonus: Buy IHG Hotel Points for Just $0.00575 Each

IHG Rewards Club - the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and related brands -- is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points through July 18. This means you can buy points at just $0.00575 apiece which is a lower price than what they're worth. Continue reading 100% Bonus: Buy IHG Hotel Points for Just $0.00575 Each...

New Travel Booking Site Upside Will Rebate You At Least $150 Per Trip

Upside is a new travel booking site that will help you save money and provide you rebates in gift cards for business travel. It's brought to you by the founder of Priceline, it was just announced today, and it debuts in September. Sign up today as a pre-launch VIP and you're guaranteed $150 back on every trip through the end of the year. Show More Summary

Which Cities Are Getting the Most New Air Service — And Which Cities are Losing Out?

The cities where air service are growing and where it's shrinking should come as no surprise. There are cities which made sense as hubs but once the arilines maintaining operations there merged those hub operations were pulled down.Show More Summary

Passenger Molests Flight Attendant While Taking Selfie

There's no question that, from their earliest days, flight attendants have faced sexual harassment. It's probably somewhat less common, at least in the U.S., than it used to be -- which isn't to say it's uncommon. Continue reading Passenger Molests Flight Attendant While Taking Selfie...

Giveaway: 5 Nights in a Suite in Sri Lanka Plus Dinner and Massages

I love Sri Lanka. And since I've been to the Maldives each of the past 5 years, it's been easy to visit, as the capital Colombo is less than 500 miles away. There is no such thing as bad Sri Lankan food and I even go out of my way to...Show More Summary

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