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How American’s Account Merging With US Airways Helps With Lifetime Elite Status

My US Airways miles have been combined into my American AAdvantage account. They started with Dividend Miles members who did not have an AAdvantage account Then transitioned members who had matched their AAdvantage and Dividend Miles accounts. Show More Summary

Post Germanwings: 2 in cockpit

On many of my flights, I have watched the pilot come out of the cockpit to use the lavatory. On some airlines, as he or she has emerged, a member of the cabin crew has replaced him. On others, the pilot or co pilot has left their colleague alone in charge of the plane. The […] The post Post Germanwings: 2 in cockpit appeared first on Wild About Travel.

New Discount Partnerships For Aegean Elite Members

The Aegean Miles & Bonus program has changed over the last year and while the biggest changes have not benefited the US-based Aegean elite members that much (like eliminating the long-term status and access to Star Alliance lounges), they have really made the program more beneficial for the people that actually do fly on their airline. Show More Summary

Thanks for a Great Week & Giveaway Reminder!

This has been another fantastic featured week on BoardingArea! I’ve hit a lot of goals that I set for myself and got some great feedback and comments from you guys! I really appreciate it. I hope to use the momentum from this week and do a better blog of blogging on a regular basis. I’m trying [...]Show More Summary

[TRAVEL] Safe Travels All Year Round

Sometimes, it may not be easy to travel depending on many factors, whether it is the weather or if the aircraft is in operating condition and so on. For those living in colder climates, such as us Canadians, it makes it even harder for us to sit on a flight that is not delayed (or […] The post [TRAVEL] Safe Travels All Year Round appeared first on Pointshogger.

Week 2 of Daily Getaways for 2015

“Save Now. Getaway Later” is the catchphrase of the US Travel Association’s Daily Getaways. They’ve been offering their Daily Getaway travel deals and packages on weekdays, from March 23 through April 24, 2015. Here’s a quick glance at this coming week’s calendar and tomorrow’s offer. Show More Summary

Is TripIt Really the Best, Or Just the First?

TripIt is a great app and serves many thousands of travelers well every day. But where does it stand in terms of usability compared to other trip planning options? The post Is TripIt Really the Best, Or Just the First? appeared first on ThreadTripping.

JetBlue, One of the Top 25 Places To Work

Here is some pretty interesting JetBlue News… When a company opens a boutique hotel for its employees it’s probably safe to say that it’s gotta be a great place to work… Forbes came out with a list of America’s Best Employers 2015 and named JetBlue as one of the top places to work in the country. Show More Summary

Scary Pics from Last Night’s Air Canada Crash…AC refers to it as a bump / hard landing

Last night, an Air Canada A320 from Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ) touched down short of the runway, clipping a power line. Media outlets first reported a runway overrun and then a hard landing with a “bump” (Air Canada’s official terminology), but it was a bit more extreme than that…the landing gear is no longer... Show More Summary

Nicasio Reservoir Reflection in Marin County, California

There are several routes from San Francisco to the Point Reyes National Seashore, but I sure am glad I took this one. The Nicasio Reservoir of Marin county was nearly empty when we drove past this area August of 2014. Now the water levels...Show More Summary

Icelandair Portland PDX to Europe summer 2015 low fares

Icelandair provides another low cost route for summer 2015 travel between Portland Oregon PDX and European destinations. Seasonal service from Portland PDX – KEF Reykjavik, Iceland begins May 20, 2015 through October 21, 2015. This piece...Show More Summary

A Great Shortcut To MGM M Life Gold Status (And Why You Want It)!

MGM Resorts is really the dominant player in terms of the sheer variety of great properties they have in Las Vegas.  They have upscale properties like Aria and Vdara, mid-level properties like Mandalay Bay and MGM, and budget properties like Luxor and Excalibur. Show More Summary

The One Thing You Should Always Do Before Applying for a Credit Card

Before submitting an application for a travel loyalty credit card be sure to head over to one of the travel forums and learn what fellow travelers have to say about the deal you have found. The post The One Thing You Should Always Do Before Applying for a Credit Card appeared first on ThreadTripping.

My Dividend Miles Have Transferred!!! …Just Two Minor Hiccups

When I checked AA’s site this morning, I was able to log in with my US Airways credentials, but my mileage and million mile balances were still only reflective of my former AAdvantage account. Well, as of an hour ago, all my balances have been correctly combined! There’s just two hiccups that hopefully will work themselves out... Show More Summary

Best Targeted Southwest Credit Card Offers

Targeted credit card offers have always been something of interest, and envy, to people interested in the best bonus. For instance, we have seen targeted 150,000 Membership Reward point offers on the American Express Business Platinum card (I haven’t received one – while some have received multiple offers!). Show More Summary

Should Kristen West say “yes” to this offer?

Kristen West paid $4,163 for two “very expensive” tickets to visit Brazil for the World Cup last year. She never made it. “I was denied entry [to Brazil] because of visa issues,” she says. West contacted her travel agency, BrazilianShow More Summary

Germanwings Update 8: Reports Suggest Co-Pilot Had Vision Issue

News outlets in Germany suggest that the Co-Pilot of Germanwings 9525 may have been dealing with a problem with his eyesight which may have lead to his other struggles.

Chase Ink Plus to Lose Valuable Lounge Membership Benefit

Chase has announced that they are ending the Lounge Club benefit on some of their Ink cards. Find out how to register before the end date to get your 2 complimentary visits. The post Chase Ink Plus to Lose Valuable Lounge Membership Benefit appeared first on Miles to Memories.

New owner is “game” for fixing old company’s mess

After a Boston sports apparel business goes belly-up, a customer wants to know if he can get a refund from its successor. Question: I recently received a promotional e-mail from for 15 percent off my entire order using a promo code. Show More Summary

Point to Point Weekly: Skiing, Featured Week, and More Skiing

March 22 – 28 This week was primarily spent out in Colorado. My cousin lives in Denver, and we try to ski together at least once per year. I’ve already been out to Colorado once this year, but we had bought the 4by40 pass, which includes two days of skiing at Steamboat and two days of [...]Show More Summary

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