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Twisted Colossus Construction Tour: March 2015

< 1 minute agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Robert Niles: Six Flags Magic Mountain invited us back out today for another look at the progress on Twisted Colossus, the Rocky Mountain Construction steel re-top of the park's former Colossus wooden coaster. The lift chains are in place now. Show More Summary

Resort Fees are Evil (and Actionable), Arming the TSA, New Hotel Bonus Promotion

News and notes from around the interweb: The TSA wants to be armed. In Virginia, the director of the charitable gaming commission used to be armed until my then-boss was appointed to its board and pushed to eliminate this militarization. Show More Summary

Hey British Airways, Where Are My Avios

41 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

After I got home from work I stopped by the BoardingArea homepage and saw a couple of reports of British Airways Avios accounts being hacked. I decided to read the articles from The Gate and Miles to Memories before checking in on my account. Show More Summary

On Germanwings 9525

41 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

I am an airline pilot. Yes, I said that. I was grounded by type 1 diabetes, and even though I’ve long moved on to another career, I’ll say it again – I am an airline pilot. My heart lies in it, and even now, nearly 20 years later, it still hurts when someone does harm... Read full article The post On Germanwings 9525 appeared first on MJ on Travel.

Top 10 Reasons Why Backpackers Should Always Opt for Hostels over Hotels

42 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

One of the most important aspects of any kind of travel is having a place to rest your head at the end of the day – especially if you’ve been exploring by foot the whole time. And if you’re like me, all you’re after is having a clean set of sheets and at least some excuse [...]Show More Summary

Fly To Australia For As Little As $2,100 For Two People [Qantas’ Amex Offer]

43 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

This is quite possibly one of the largest Amex Offers that has come around and it is perfect for those wanting to travel to the land down under! American Express right now has an offer of $400 back on a $2,500 purchase at Qantas.com!...Show More Summary

HOT! 60k Bonus Offer on Southwest Business Premier Credit Card- Highest Bonus Ever!

44 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

Southwest is sending out targeted 60k offers for their Business Premier credit card. This appears to be the best offer ever on this card. The post HOT! 60k Bonus Offer on Southwest Business Premier Credit Card- Highest Bonus Ever! appeared first on Miles to Memories.

Planning a trip to Southern California?

What?s new in Southern California? Lots! If you’re planning a first timer’s trip to Southern California in the next few months (when the weather is sheer perfection) you probably already know that you want to spend a day at the beach and perhaps even do a little surfing. Show More Summary

Traveler With Measles: Latest Confirmed Case Reported in Florida

1 hour agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

An adult international traveler who attended a conference in Kissimmee before being hospitalized in Miami was confirmed to have had measles by the Department of Health in Florida yesterday. The unidentified person stayed at the Gaylord...Show More Summary

Indonesia Announces Changes To Their Visa Policy

It seems that Egypt and Indonesia are going in opposite directions on the visa issue. As Ben recently posted, Egypt is going to stop issuing visas on arrival for individual travelers come May. On the other hand, Indonesia has announced...Show More Summary

British Airways Was Hacked and All My Points Are Gone. Here’s What I Had to Do.

I couldn’t log into my British Airways Executive Club account today. And I received an email from British Airways: British Airways has become aware of some unauthorised activity in relation to your Executive Club account. This appears...Show More Summary

State Department to Eliminate Extra Passport Pages

3 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

A standard US passport is only 32 pages. Considering it's supposed to last you through 10 years of travels, that's a pretty poor expectation the U.S. Department of State has for its citizens. Thankfully thing are looking up, as The Points...Show More Summary

Travel to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Episode 453 Transcript

transcript of Travel to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Episode 453 Chris: Today the Amateur Traveler talks about markets and muralists, funicular and street food as we go to […] The post Travel to Guanajuato and San Miguel...Show More Summary

Obama International Airport? Please, No…

3 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“Ladies and gentlemen, you are on United Airlines flight 801 to Obama International Airport in Chicago.” If Rahm Emanuel — who is the current mayor of Chicago — supposedly has it his way, that above announcement may very well becomeShow More Summary

Weird Pop-Ups On The Site? It’s Not (Necessarily) Just You

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed people commenting about getting served sketchy pop-ups when they access the site, or click on links in the newsletter. You might even be one of those people. It's inexcusable. And we're really sorry. Show More Summary

Weekend Reads: Airplane Safety Takes Center Stage in Media

4 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

This week, the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 dominated mainstream news coverage. It is the latest in a string of high-profile crashes to occur in the past two years but this crash was not due to mechanical failure. It has been determined...Show More Summary

New Excursions for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren

4 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

Road Scholar is introducing summer sessions for grandparents and their college-age grandchildren in Cuba and Costa Rica, among other destinations.

What we know about the Germanwings copilot who crashed his Airbus into a French mountain

Lufthansa says it stands by its pilots and its screening process. But, every six months, pilots need to be re-certified. That includes a medical re-certification. But not a psychological one. And there are questions about copilot Andreas Lubitz’s emotional state.

Hollywood: First Look at Mama Shelter Los Angeles, Opening on May 15

5 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Voilà! At last, we have a room photo of the forthcoming Mama Shelter Los Angeles located in the heart of Hollywood. We've been tracking this hotel's progress since we first learned of its existence (and exact location) back in August. Show More Summary

Los Angeles: Is L.A.'s Pac-Man Street Art Just a Clever Commercial for Adam Sandler's New Movie 'Pixels'?

5 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Pac-Man seems to be having a resurgence, at least in Los Angeles. Last week, a new piece of street art appeared in L.A.'s Art District featuring Pac-Man eating pac-dots as "Pinky", the pink ghost, chases him down the street to a sign...Show More Summary

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