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Presidential Plane Spotting: Today I Saw South Korea, Which Have You Seen?

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, the center of African diplomacy. The city is festooned with South Korean flags and pictures of… The post Presidential Plane Spotting: Today I Saw South Korea, Which Have You Seen? appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Items Stolen Aboard Airplanes From Airlines?

1 hour agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“My wife and I were in the last row of F. She had used her blanket and left it in a pile on the seat at the end of the flight. My blanket was unused and was still in the plastic wrapper on my seat. As we exited the plane, a bulkhead Y passenger picks up her blanket and carries it off the plane in full view. Show More Summary

Emirates Diverts to Nigeria for Cocaine Emergency, Other Passengers Drug Tested

Friday's Emirates flight from Sao Paulo to Dubai diverted to Lagos, Nigeria for a medical emergency. Goodness knows if I was the passenger with a medical emergency, I'd nope to be nearer someplace other than Lagos for treatment -- but...Show More Summary

How to Get Real Innovation in Air Travel

Frequent flyers complain about airlines and even occasionally call to re-regulate them. But those calls fail to recognize that airlines are in fact one of the most highly regulated industries as it is, and what the Airline Deregulation...Show More Summary

Earn a $50.00 Gift Card When You Stay Two Times at Best Western Hotels — Again

5 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Stay two separate times at participating hotel and resort properties in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands branded as Best Western now through Sunday, August 28, 2016 and receive a Best Western gift card worth $50.00...Show More Summary

What’s the Best Wallet for the Credit Card Obsessed?

I'd love some reader advice on what wallet to carry for someone who has a lot of credit cards and doesn't want to leave them all in a drawer... but without spending a ton of money and still getting something decent-looking that I can take out in a business environment to pay for a meal. For a few years I had a great wallet. Show More Summary

The World’s Most Senior Flight Attendant Is Still Going Strong!

In late 2014 I wrote about Bette Nash, the world's most senior flight attendant. She had been flying for 57 years, and seemed like an absolute gem. At the time The Boston Globe created a video about her, highlighting the "lifetime of...Show More Summary

LAX Ranks Worst For Elapsed Time From Landing To Gate Arrival

There are all kinds of statistics about the airports which rank worst in certain categories — worst average delays, worst passenger experience, etc. A study was just recently published about a new “worst” category I hadn’t yet heard of. Show More Summary

New 70,000 Airline Mile Bonus and Amazing Video of Concorde

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 New 70,000 Airline Mile Bonus and Amazing Video of Concord...

Virgin Atlantic Launching Flights Between Seattle And London

Seattle has experienced an incredible amount of international growth the past several years, primarily from Delta, but also from several other international airlines. Well, next year it looks like Virgin Atlantic will be launching daily flights between Seattle and London Heathrow. Show More Summary

Popular: Disappearing first class + Hawaiian Airlines A330 makeover + AT&T free roaming + Rules of DND signs

TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 First class phase-out picks up steam 2 An unusual new lie-flat seat for a U.S. carrier 3 What “Do Not Disturb” really means at hotels 4 TSA explains confusion...Show More Summary

American’s Pilots Hate the Focus on “D0” Almost as Much as Passengers Do

Many things go into whether or not a flight arrives on time. American's management argues that what they can most control is whether the flight departs on time, and if it does, that's going to be the single biggest driver of on timeShow More Summary

Top Reasons Why I Love Survey Programs

Survey programs is a great way to boost your miles and points balance. In some cases, it is also a great way to make some extra cash. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of surveys. So today, I will list all my top reasons for being such a big fan of surveys. Show More Summary

Make a Statement With Old Airplane Seats

It used to be the trendy PanAm bags, but now you can make an eco-conscious jetsetting statement with bags made out of a former airline seat or other recycled plane materials! (If all the stories of people peeing in their seats doesn’t scare you off) Looptworks has turned Alaska Airlines leather seats into attractive, pricey bags […]

Changes coming to the 5% BBVA Compass NBA card for All-Star Weekend and the NBA Finals

BBVA Compass Bank is making some changes to their current unlimited 5% cashback during the NBA All Star Weekend and NBA Finals. Apparently lots of people have been making a LOT of spend on those cards...

Are too many elite customers ever a “problem” for an airline? Are customers ever wrong?

An American Airlines flight attendant, who I have now chosen to block on twitter, tweeted the above. Really? Gosh this sounds so familiar to me. In fact, it sounds very much like a tweet you will find HERE in my fellow blogger Gary’s post in A View From the Wing blog: Too many customers. Show More Summary

LUFTHANSA (Unexpectedly) Cancels Venezuela Service

Citing multiple issues, LH has cancelled service to Caracas

The Real Reason United is Ending its Only Flight to Africa

United's only flight to the continent of Africa is its Houston - Lagos, Nigeria Boeing 787 service. That route will be terminated June 30, with the aircraft supporting United's increase in San Francisco - Tel Aviv frequencies to daily...Show More Summary

Should People Who Send Text Messages to Drivers Be Liable In Case of an Accident?

Sending text messages — known more colloquially as texting — has become one of the most popular methods of communication while traveling, as the functionality is usually included with many plans from companies which provide mobile telephone services. Show More Summary

How Badly is Trump’s Presidential Campaign Killing Trump Hotels?

Hipmunk's overall hotel bookings are up year-over-year, while bookings at Trump hotel properties are down. In the first quarter of 2015, Trump Hotels represented 1.7% of bookings on Hipmunk, and that was down to 0.7% in the first quarter...Show More Summary

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