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New York LaGuardia TSA Agents Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Hazardous.. Food

Even for perhaps the least competent agency in the federal government — over 20,000 TSA employees have been accused of misconduct, half of them multiple times — the New York area’s agents are a special lot. Continue reading New York LaGuardia TSA Agents Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Hazardous.. Food...

Alaska Airlines Reveals Timeline for the End of Virgin America — and the Elevate Program

Edward Russell did a fantastic job tweeting real time information being shared on Alaska Airlines plans as they integrate Virgin America at the airline’s investor day. Continue reading Alaska Airlines Reveals Timeline for the End of Virgin America — and the Elevate Program...

7 Reasons to Get the Marriott Visa Right Now

Since Marriott successfully acquired Starwood, they've had a renewed focus on improving the loyalty program adding benefits and immediately allowing you to link accounts and transfer points between programs. The merger means paying a...Show More Summary

Uber Dishes on What People are Losing Inside Cars

Uber has released a "Lost and Found Index" and they're sharing details on what customers report having lost inside rideshare vehicles. And since they're into big data they drill down into where people are losing things, and when things...Show More Summary

Earn Chinese Airline Status and Sell Risky Credit Card Balances

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 Earn Chinese Airline Status and Sell Risky Credit Card Balances...

IATA Chief Calls for End to Unacceptable Electronics Ban

International Air Transport Association CEO (and former CEO of Air France KLM) Alexandre de Juniac spoke today at the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. He spent some time on the laptop ban levied against 10 airports, 9 airlines, and 8 countries for flights to the U.S. Show More Summary

What Cathay Pacific’s Death By 1000 Cuts Could Teach US Airlines

An opinion piece in the South China Morning Post suggests that Cathay Pacific's ownership dump the airline "while it still holds valuable assets like landing slots, a decent cargo business and maintenance facilities." They're eroding...Show More Summary

The Key Thing to Consider Choosing a Vacation and 4 of 5 People Get Credit Card Fees Reduced

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 The Key Thing to Consider Choosing a Vacation and 4 of 5 People Get Credit Card Fees Reduced...

Explanation for the Electronics Ban: Fake iPad Carrying Explosives

The U.S. has banned inflight electronics larger than a cell phone on non-stop flights on 9 airlines from 10 airports in 8 countries. You might think that the goal is for terrorists to bore themselves to death (there’s really not that...Show More Summary

Hyatt (Finally) Announces New Promotion: Double Points for Being You

Hyatt hasn’t had a promotion running since the last one ended November 30. Now they’re offering double points beginning with your second stay between April 1 and June 30. Continue reading Hyatt (Finally) Announces New Promotion: Double Points for Being You...

25% Off Avios Awards to Europe Without Big Fuel Surcharges (Business Class Roundtrip from 51,000 Points!)

Iberia has lower-priced transatlantic awards than British Airways does -- and they don't add the level of exorbitant fuel surcharges onto the price of awards as long as you're flying Iberia metal. Continue reading 25% Off Avios Awards to Europe Without Big Fuel Surcharges (Business Class Roundtrip from 51,000 Points!)...

Biggest Ever Signup Bonus for Marriott Visa — Now 100,000 Points (and more)!!

A year ago this card started offering 80,000 points as part of the biggest signup bonus it ever had. And now Chase has just upped the ante on the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card to a huge 100,000 Points after spending $5,000 on...Show More Summary

American Airlines Will Now Sell You a Premium Economy Seat on (Some) International Flights

American Airlines is the first US airline with a premium economy cabin. Delta plans to offer premium economy in the 3rd quarter onboard their Airbus A350 aircraft which will mostly fly to Asia. United hasn't made a formal commitmentShow More Summary

Wait to Do Heroin Until You Land and How We Know the Electronics Ban is Bogus

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 Wait to Do Heroin Until You Land and How We Know the Electronics Ban is Bogus...

Tipping Your Uber Driver is Illegal in 13 States

Lyft embeds a tipping function in its app, while Uber does not. However Uber no longer advertises that tips are 'included' and allows drivers to solicit for tips. I'm not going to add the stress of cash, proper change, and the awkward friction at the end of a ride. Show More Summary

The Most Valuable Points are Transferable Points

Basic principles: the most valuable points are transferable points, that you can move to various frequent flyer programs when you want and in the amounts you want. There’s a reason Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, and Citi Prestige Card have a place in my wallet. Show More Summary

American Airlines Said to Be Leaving Behind 20,000 Passengers a Month at the Gate

American's fundamental operating belief has been that if planes depart on time they'll arrive on time, or at least an on-time departure is the number one thing they can contribute to an on time arrival. So there has been incredible pressure...Show More Summary

Government Official Attacks Airline Employee With Shoe Over His Coach Seat on All Coach Plane

Air India flies between Pune and Delhi with a mixture of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The A321s are single cabin economy flights. Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad showed up for one of these flights with an open business...Show More Summary

Consumers Desperately Need Competition in the Airline Industry — Let’s Start By Just Making Competition Legal

Continually better product at lower cost is the hallmark of vibrant competitive industries. The US legacy airlines, with Basic Economy fares, are striving to provide less at the same price Continue reading Consumers Desperately Need Competition in the Airline Industry — Let’s Start By Just Making Competition Legal...

The Most Valuable Award Chart in the World is Hiding Right in Plain Sight

I used to pay a lot of attention to Star Alliance member Aegean, the little Greek airline that could. That's because I got a status match to Gold status from them back when British Airways bought british midland and they were matching...Show More Summary

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