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Fliers may soon board more international flights with a picture rather than a passport

Facial-recognition test with SITA technology to board JetBlue flights to Aruba at Boston is called successful, after summer test.        

Sunwapta Falls is Worth a Quick Visit

5 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

I first arrived at Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park, thinking that it was on my way to Athabasca Glacier in the Rocky Mountains of Canada — and that I can sneak in a quick stop... ...but the area was under construction at the time and closed to visitors — so I... The post Sunwapta Falls is Worth a Quick Visit appeared first on The Gate.

How to transfer Hilton points to friends and family (for free)

Follow this step by step tutorial on how to transfer Hilton points to friends, family members, spouses or anyone else, for free. Through Hilton Points pooling, you can...

Prime Minister: Canada Will NOT Buy Boeing Jets

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has declared that Canada will not do business with Boeing, threatening to look elsewhere to supply Canada’s next generation of fighter jets. Speaking at a joint press conference with British Prime...Show More Summary

You Won’t Have to Go to Jail for Using Your Smartphone in Airplane Mode on Chinese Airlines

Chinese civil aviation regulations forbid the use of mobile phones inflight – even in airplane mode – but they do not forbid the use of tablets. I know this but out of habit had my phone out and was scolded for it by a flight attendant on China Eastern last year. Show More Summary

Airberlin streicht WIRKLICH große Teile der Langstrecke – Ryan, Eurowings und Condor bringen sich in Position

Gestern hat man es noch dementiert, aber mit 24.09. streicht man große Teile der Airberlin Langstrecke. Zeitgleich bringen sich Eurowings, Ryanair und Condor in Position...

The Two Credit Cards That I Consider To Be Too Generous

The credit card landscape is more competitive than ever before, and that's great for consumers. Credit card companies make money through a combination of three revenue streams: -- Merchant fees for each transaction -- Card annual fees --...Show More Summary

Theft In The Air: Qatar Airways Inflight Shocker

A colleague was winging her way to the Maldives from Los Angeles on Qatar Airways for a business trip when the unexpected happened. She emerged from the loo only to regret she ever left her seat. She reached her assigned business class seat just in time to witness her seat mate rifling through her handbag. In […]

Southwest Very Close to a Hawaii Announcement?

I’m not sure there is a longer-standing airline route rumor than when it comes to Southwest and Hawaii. Just as an example, there has been an active “Southwest Hawaii Rumors” thread on Flyertalk since at least 2008, and I’m sure rumors of the potential of service to Hawaii probably pre-date that thread. Show More Summary

Checking In: BLOC Hotel – Gatwick Airport

Need a quick overnight near Gatwick Airport? How about a stay in the Bloc Hotel inside the terminal. Hard to find a more convenient option, and it was surprisingly comfortable for what it was. The post Checking In: BLOC Hotel – Gatwick Airport appeared first on Wandering Aramean.

A Honeymoon And A Divorce, Iceland Stopovers On United And Cheap Flights To Singapore

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn't have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. Show More Summary

The Inside Scoop On Ryanair’s Complete Meltdown….

It’s safe to say that Ryanair is having a bad week. To make things worse- things aren’t going to get better for at least six more weeks. Talk about a bad month at the office. Their abundant flight cancellations have made headlines all around the world, leaving people wondering… WTF. Show More Summary

Emirates will introduce enhanced screening to USA in October 2017

Emirates will introduce new screening and check-in measures for US-bound passengers in October 2017. Here is the lowdown on this move. Don't worry, you won't be inconvenienced this time around. Or so we think! The post Emirates will introduce enhanced screening to USA in October 2017 appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

New Book Out Today From Frequent Flyer Chris Guillebeau — Highly Actionable

I've been following the work of Chris Guillebeau for a long time. Chris has visited every country in the world and he did it as a miles and points guy, he wrote an introductory guide that I covered back in 2009. His books always hit the New York Times best seller list. Continue reading New Book Out Today From Frequent Flyer Chris Guillebeau — Highly Actionable...

Earn $15 in Free Gift Cards for Eating Out!

If you eat out often (or ever), I highly recommend checking out the site Seated. This app allows you to make a restaurant reservation through their app and for doing so will pay you in either Uber, Starbucks, or Amazon gift cards – the...Show More Summary

Taco Bell in Shanghai (Puxi): Time to Move!

My favorite city in the world is Shanghai. From bargaining, to dumplings, to nightlife, the city has everything an expat needs to live the good life. Well, almost everything. Till now, there was no Taco Bell on the Puxi side of Shanghai. Show More Summary

The Creative Way Lufthansa Is Taking Over Airberlin’s Routes To The Caribbean

Airberlin's days are very much numbered. The airline filed for insolvency over a month ago, and has a temporary loan from the German government as airberlin's creditors go through the process of selling off their assets. We know what companies are interested in buying airberlin's limited assets. Show More Summary

Chuck Takes a Mileage Run to Bali

Hi, I’m Chuck Brackett and this is my first ever blog post. I spent over 21 years in the Navy and I’ve spent the last 8 as a Navy spouse so I’ve seen a good bit of the world.  Much of it from the deck of a warship, but I’ve also been flying for a […] The post Chuck Takes a Mileage Run to Bali appeared first on The Military Frequent Flyer.

My Longest Economy Class Flight in 5+ Years

Thanks to miles and points, most of the time I don’t have to fly Economy Class. The only exceptions are flights under 3 hours – if Economy is substantially cheaper or there is a great deal, I do not mind Economy Class and will be perfectly happy if the flight is under 3 hours. Show More Summary

Conrad Centennial Singapore Review: Worn & Disappointing

A full Conrad Centennial Singapore Review including why this luxury property is a bit old, worn and why my stay wasn't quite as luxurious as expected.

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