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Flat Beds on the American 767-300, Then Coach Home (Trip Report)

As I wrote yesterday, it’s a quiet Thanksgiving week, so I’m posting my recent trip reports to get them out... Read More

Aer Lingus A330 Business Class In 10 Pictures

Hello from New York! After flying from Tel Aviv to London in EL AL first class, I then connected to Dublin, so that I could finally try Aer Lingus' new business class. While I've flown Aer Lingus' transatlantic business class before, it was years ago, back when they had angled seats in business class. Show More Summary

Running the Numbers on Sapphire Preferred vs Reserve

About a week ago I suggested that the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card wasn't just the best card to get started in miles and points, but it was better for many people even than Sapphire Reserve. That's because the signup bonus is better...Show More Summary

Los Angeles to Acapulco, non-stop on Volaris

Acapulco will become the twelfth route for Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris at Los Angeles, which the airline counts as one of its focus cities.        

Review: Skyroam Solis Portable Wifi Device

Skyroam is a company that rents and sells portable WiFi hotspots for use around the world. Nick reviewed the old Skyroam device a few years back, so when Skyroam launched their new product, they offered to loan one to One Mile at a Time...Show More Summary

Airlines offer Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday anchoring an ever-growing calendar of marketing gimmicks, fliers have no shortage of holiday deal-hunting opportunities.        

Amazing Fare Singapore Airlines Asia From $399 Roundtrip

Using promotion code BLACKFRIDAY there are two great fares right now on Singapore Airlines from the US to Asia. Continue reading Amazing Fare Singapore Airlines Asia From $399 Roundtrip...

The British Airways First Wing Heathrow Is Fantastic

Last year I wrote about how British Airways was planning on opening a new "First Wing" at Heathrow. The facility opened earlier this year, and I finally had the chance to check it out yesterday. It's not often I say this about British Airways, but... Show More Summary

American and United Settle 9/11 Negligence Suit for $95 Million

United and American settled a lawsuit with the developer of the World Trade Center where Silverstein Properties will receive $95.2 million. So what's the logic of the settlement? Simple: "Insurers will cover the payout" in fact the settlement...Show More Summary

Even Better: Seated Now Offers A Minimum Of $30 For Dining Out

A couple of months ago I wrote about Seated, which is an awesome app that offers rewards for dining out. While there are some airline and hotel dining programs that offer bonus points for dining out, I find that they're only marginally worthwhile. Show More Summary

There Are 2 Things American Airlines Wants Wants Its Flight Attendants to Do

American Airlines sends out surveys to about 12% of passengers after their flights, and they get a 10% response rate -- or about 90,000 surveys back each month. That way they can compare their performance month-over-month. To compare...Show More Summary

Fairmont’s Awesome Black Friday Gift Card Deal Is Returning

The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past couple of years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year, and one of those sales typically falls on Black Friday. Show More Summary

Is A Dine On Demand Concept In Business Class Realistic For All Airlines?

A couple of days ago I wrote about how Cathay Pacific is testing out some improvements to their business class experience, including introducing mattress pads and dine on demand in business class. Initially they're rolling these outShow More Summary

FAA Says It Has No Authority to Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out of Airplanes

There’s an annual festival in Arkansas where live turkeys are dropped from an airplane. Attendees chase the surviving turkeys hoping to catch them. The FAA said it would investigate but has determined they have no regulations that prevent...Show More Summary

Amazon Great Deal On Luggage!

Amazon is offering a great deal on luggage, Samsonite Pulse Dlx Lightweight 2 Piece Hardside Set.If you need some new luggage for a good deal, check this out.  Amazon Great Deal On Luggage! Samsonite Pulse Dlx Lightweight 2 Piece Hardside Set (20?/24?) Reg. Show More Summary

Wifi across the Pacific gets a major boost from Eutelsat, Panasonic

Passengers flying across the Pacific Ocean are set for a major upgrade in inflight connectivity performance. Panasonic Avionics and Eutelsat announced this week that Eutelsat 172b is now in service, delivering a massive increase in capacity...Show More Summary

What Percent Of Hotel Guests Tip Housekeeping?

Whether or not it's appropriate to tip hotel housekeeping can be a controversial topic. On one side you have the people who don't think it's necessary. Generally their logic is that the hotel should be paying their housekeepers a fair wage, rather than trying to pass that cost on to the guests in such a direct way. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving flights: Few problems on Tuesday for holiday fliers

The busy Thanksgiving travel week is now underway at airports across the nation, and – so far – it looks like smooth sailing for most holiday travelers.        

EL AL 777 First Class In 10 Pictures

Hello from London! A bit over a week ago I shared my thoughts on EL AL's impressive 787 business class based on my flight with them from Newark to Tel Aviv. The plane was brand new, the service excellent, and the food much better than I was expecting. On the return I decided to fly EL AL's 777 first class to London. Show More Summary

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