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Blog Post Archive

What Are the Best Cities to Work from Home?

Here's some interesting data on cost of living and quality of life by a variety of measures for cities around the world. You can search just on cost of living, best cities if you’re a single guy (or girl), cheapest, safest (for women),...Show More Summary

Is Last Call Coming for 75,000 Bonus Hilton Points?

The no annual fee Hilton Visa has a limited-time offer of 75,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first three months I've only seen this offer twice before. Historically their 'strong' bonus is 50,000 points, and this is 50% more than that which is pretty good for a no annual fee card. Show More Summary

Just How Bad is the Starwood Hotel in Cuba? 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 Just How Bad is the Starwood Hotel in Cuba? And More.....

FARE ALERT: Paris Under $400 Roundtrip from New York or LA

Fares across the Atlantic have been low for a variety of reasons: too much capacity from the major airlines, low fuel prices that support this, and increased competition from low cost airlines like Norwegian and Wow Air. Today you can book either Los Angeles or New York JFK - Paris for less than $400 roundtrip. Show More Summary

The Most Luxurious Uses of Miles and Points, and Two New Airlines Under My Belt

Following on my last report, flying all 3 big gulf carriers in first class on their Airbus A380s in a single trip where I visited Bangkok and finally got to see the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, I redeemed miles for another fairly over-the-top...Show More Summary

Is United Going to Kill its Washington Dulles Hub?

United has operated a hub at Washington Dulles for 30 years. It began as a primarily domestic operation. They wouldn't introduce their first international flight from DC for four years. However the airport grew into United's primaryShow More Summary

American Now Offering Advance Paid Domestic Upgrades to Non-Elites

American has sold upgrades at check-in to non-elites when they expected all elites requesting upgrades to receive them and they'd still have first class seats left. This has been known as "Load Factor Based Upgrades" (LFBUs). As part...Show More Summary

Reader Compensated 25,000 Points When Hotel Refused Breakfast 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 Reader Compensated 25,000 Points When Hotel Refused Breakfast and More...

Boeing May End Production of the 747

Boeing provided a financial update for the 747 in an SEC form 10-Q filing today. They noted that demand for both the passenger plane and freighter has been less than they've projected. Boeing is going to keep production levels at just one aircraft every other month. Show More Summary

Airline Executive Trash Talks Basic Economy Fares and Global Entry Spreads to the UK

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 Airline Executive Trash Talks Basic Economy Fares and Global Entry Spreads to the UK...

Donald Trump, Hotel Meeting Planner

Model Donald Trump's negotiating tactics. He took on the role of meeting planner to negotiate with a hotel where his campaign was holding an event. Instead of dealing directly with the hotel's event staff, he made his demands for price reduction to the assembled crowd of supporters. Continue reading Donald Trump, Hotel Meeting Planner...

A Simple Model for Why Airline Stocks Have Fallen Despite Record Profits — And What Could Change That

Delta's and American's shares are down about 10% year-over-year. United is down about 15%. JetBlue has fallen even more than United. Stocks are lower even as airlines continue to make record profits. And it's actually easy to understand why that is. Continue reading A Simple Model for Why Airline Stocks Have Fallen Despite Record Profits — And What Could Change That...

Mike Pence’s Vice Presidential Campaign Plane is an Eastern Airlines 737

Donald Trump flies mostly in his private Boeing 757 (which the campaign rents from the candidate). For short hops to small cities he also has a Cessna that required some administrative sleight of hand to keep legal. His running mate,...Show More Summary

Oneworld Airline Avoids Criminal Prosecution and TSA Forgets to Screen Passengers at LaGuardia

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 Oneworld Airline Avoids Criminal Prosecution and TSA Forgets to Screen Passengers at LaGuardia...

Thai Airways Plans Non-Stop Flights to the U.S. Next Year

Thai Airways used to operate a flying gas can Airbus A340-500 non-stop from Bangkok to Los Angeles and also to New York JFK (May 2005 - June 2008). Both of those flights were eventually eliminated as uneconomical. Thai has also flown one-stop between Bangkok and Los Angeles, such as via Seoul and via Osaka. But they no longer serve the U.S. Show More Summary

Etihad Doubling Number of First Apartment Seats to the U.S.

A month ago I wrote about outstanding first class award availability on Etihad and walked through the routes between the US and Abu Dhabi that had award space for at least 2 passengers. And then three weeks ago I highlighted outstanding...Show More Summary

Total Loss for Heavily Subsidized US Airlines Against the Big Gulf Carriers

Since the major US airlines American, Delta, and United began arguing for greater protectionism against rival airlines Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar because it's somehow unfair for the most profitable airlines in the world to have to compete...Show More Summary

American’s Checked Baggage Fees are Spreading to More International Flights

Back in March American tightened its free checked bag allowance for premium cabin customers eliminating the 3rd free checked bag from domestic first class and international business class. Over the past 8 years checked bag fees have become a huge part of airline revenue. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Feet on the Aircraft Bulkhead: What Do You Think?

Regular readers know I'm not a fan of see passengers' feet on a plane. I especially think it's never a good idea to go into the lavatory with bare feet. But I don't want to see feet on the bulkhead. The worst was a passenger clipping their toenails during diner service. Continue reading Hillary Clinton’s Feet on the Aircraft Bulkhead: What Do You Think?...

How to Claim a Tax Refund on the Stuff You Buy in Europe 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 to Claim a Tax Refund on the Stuff You Buy in Europe and More...

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