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Insane Video Of KLM 777 Landing In Gusty Winds

When it comes to my obsessions in life, I'm even more in love with airplanes than I am with loyalty programs. Airplanes were my first ever love. To this day I can't help but look in the sky every time I hear a plane. Not surprisingly, that means I also love some exciting landing videos. Show More Summary

New Microsoft Points Program Lets You Earn at Starbucks, Whole Foods, and More

American Express Plenti - the coalition rewards program that gives you points for transactions with a variety of merchants like AT&T, ExxonMobil, RiteAid, and more now has a new competitor Earn by Microsoft. So far their partners are in different spaces. Show More Summary

Review: Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa Johannesburg

My friend Mike recently shared his experience with an SPG Moments event, whereby he got two tickets in the SPG Suite at a Paul McCartney concert, followed by his experience using the American Express Platinum concierge to secure reservations...Show More Summary

New York LaGuardia is About to Become One of the Biggest White Elephants in History

New York LaGuardia's biggest problem is congestion. They could use more takeoff and landing space for sure but primarily it's New York airspace that's the issue. Without fixing air traffic control, there's little that can be done toShow More Summary

I Gave Up Drinking Soda, And How It Relates To Travel

This post is mainly for my mother, who was on such a mission to get me to quit drinking soda that she started sending me articles over Facebook about how bad it is for you. ;) I've realized that living in hotels full time has taken somewhat of a toll on my health (mentally and physically), so I've tried to change that. Show More Summary

Delta Introducing Elite Upgrade Upsells to Private Jets

Delta is going to roll out a new offering that will allow elite customers to 'buy up' to private jet travel. Continue reading Delta Introducing Elite Upgrade Upsells to Private Jets...

Coming soon on Delta: Upgrades to private jets

The offer will be sparsely offered, and only to elite-level frequent-fliers.        

Flying First Class To Europe From The West Coast

If you are passionate about having a non-stop flight to Europe from West of the Mississippi, your options are limited to begin with. If you want to redeem frequent flyer miles for first class, your choices are reduced even further. We...Show More Summary

American’s 787: That’s GOTTA Hurt!

American just brought the Boeing 787 into service. That feeling when you get a new car, it even still smells new, and a rock hits the windshield.. or you spill something on the seats. Or maybe it's a brand new couch that you stain. Continue reading American’s 787: That’s GOTTA Hurt!...

United ending nonstops between Denver and Lafayette, La.

United will continue to fly from the Lafayette Regional Airport to its hub at Houston.        

Fall 2015 IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Hotels Now Bookable For Just 5,000 Points

A few days ago I wrote about the upcoming PointBreaks deals for fall, which is one of the most lucrative promotions in the hotel industry, whereby select hotels are bookable for just 5,000 points per night. Well, while the PointBreaks...Show More Summary

Would You Like A History Lesson With Your Flight?

I love passionate people. I don't actually care what they're passionate about, as long as they love what they do and it shows. I sort of realized that when I took Amtrak from San Diego to Los Angeles last month, and had a singing cafe...Show More Summary

IHG PointBreaks List Goes Live Today July 27, 2015

To help you get a jump on today's PointBreaks, here is the full list of properties from the sneak peek preview list, broken down by country and state, with links for each property. The post IHG PointBreaks List Goes Live Today July 27, 2015 appeared first on Magic of Miles.

Flaming fake trees fuel Cosmopolitan Las Vegas pool deck fire

Saturday afternoon was a normal 100 degree day for July in Las Vegas when the 14th floor pool deck was set ablaze at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, an Autograph Collection property affiliated with Marriott. Early indications are the...Show More Summary

“Naughty” Pilot Offers Drinks, Cigarettes, & More in Cockpit to Playmate on JFK-LHR Flight

“The pilots locked the door and the captain said ‘Hi, I’m the naughty pilot’. “He said he lets sexy girls in the cockpit, even though he’s not supposed to, because he ‘made the rules’. “It all happened while we were sitting in business class about 30 minutes after take-off. Show More Summary

Up to 40% Bonus on Purchased Miles from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is offering its miles on sale at a special price through August 9, with even larger discounts for customers who have one of its Visa Signature credit cards. (This is the same credit card that includes a $99 companion fare and just recently added a free checked bag.) The bonus offer increases with the [...] This post was originally published on Travel Codex.

Are Water Sommeliers The Next Big Thing?

Hate the taste of tap water and not a fan of Dasani? A 5 hotel in Belfast has launched a special water menu for discriminating patrons and hired two “water butlers” to help with selections. The Belfast Telegraph has a full list of the premium water selections and descriptions but here is the most and least […]

An easy way to get 15% off at Target.

As if you needed another excuse to go to Target... The post An easy way to get 15% off at Target. appeared first on Points and Pixie Dust.

What Do You Think of United’s New Veterans Video?

If you have flown United in the last month, you have seen the opening video thanking veterans and demonstrating how many work for United.  If you haven’t seen it, go to this YouTube site first and then come back here.  I have to sayShow More Summary

These Hotels Are Bookable For 5,000 Points Starting Today

When it comes to free hotel nights, all hotel points are certainly not created equal. Being able to stay in a hotel for only 5,000 points per night is nothing unusual for most hotel chains – 5,000 points gets you 1 night at a category 1 Hyatt and 1 night at a category 2 Starwood, for example. Show More Summary

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