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Male, Maldives: Worth a Visit

Male is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with a population of over 100,000. That means next to nothing until you step foot onto Male which most people fail to do. This is a mistake for a few reasons: First, getting to the Maldives is an exhausting experience. The post Male, Maldives: Worth a Visit appeared first on ThePointsOfLife.

Your favorite megahub?

What’s a megahub? It’s an airport that has a lot more options for flight connections than just a run-of-the-mill hub. That’s important when you’ve missed your scheduled connecting flight and need another one soon, or when your itinerary suddenly changes mid-trip. Show More Summary

Fly Free My Furry Friend

Today my mind is on a different sort of free flying.  This isn’t the kind that requires airline miles, boarding passes, securing screenings, and seat assignments.  This is the kind that allows an old soul to leave a broken and worn out body and once again fly free. Show More Summary

British Airways Colombo to Maldives

In the good old days, you used to be able to fly Emirate Shower Class from Colombo to Male from $300 and experience a nice soak at 30,000 feet. That is no longer the case. When I booked this RTW ticket, I made it a point to avoid using...Show More Summary

How Bombardier Tried to Save the CSeries

Bombardier is shopping the CSeries project around, trying to shore up financing and salvage the new aircraft offering. Airbus was the most recent suitor but those conversations have been called off, at least for now. The post How Bombardier Tried to Save the CSeries appeared first on Wandering Aramean.

22 Candid Photos from NASA's Just-Released Project Apollo Archive

An image from Apollo 9, March 1969. (All Photos: Project Apollo Archive/flickr) Between 1969 and 1972, 12 men, on 6 different space flights, walked on the moon, with NASA’s Project Apollo. And one of the few things that came with them?...Show More Summary

More Visa Gift Card Changes – The New Math & More Analysis has made yet another change to their Visa gift cards. This time they have eliminated a popular shipping option. How does it change the math and is this still a viable way to MS? The post More Visa Gift Card Changes – The New Math & More Analysis appeared first on Miles to Memories.

Boarding Pass Barcodes Contain Your Personal Information

File this under “Old News” since I already wrote about it in January 2013 (and original credit is due to Colpuck, who shared it in November 2012). But that doesn’t mean a reminder won’t do some good. Krebs on Security wrote a post about...Show More Summary

Good Deal: Google Nexus 6 For $299 (Great For Cheap International Data)

The Google Nexus 6 is available today for only $299. That gives you access to use Google Project Fi, the prepaid key to cheap international data and unlimited SMS. The post Good Deal: Google Nexus 6 For $299 (Great For Cheap International Data) appeared first on Running with Miles.

SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for October 7, 2015

If you are planning a trip to see Niagara Falls, the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Ontario Canada is a great choice for a hotel on the Canada side. It is on the list this week with a great rate of $81. The post SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for October 7, 2015 appeared first on Magic of Miles.

Review: Amex Centurion Lounge San Francisco Airport

As most US-based travelers know by now, American Express has started opening up more of their own airport lounges in part because quite a bit of value has been lost in terms of the lounge privileges of The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN. Show More Summary

Dead Sea Sinkholes in Ein Gedi, Israel

Every year, hundreds of sinkholes open along the banks of the Dead Sea, some as deep as a two-story building. And although the pockmarked landscape may look striking in aerial photos, the sinkholes are a big problem - one that will require...Show More Summary

Pbal Gallery in Budapest, Hungary

Pinball may not have the same high cultural profile that it once enjoyed, but in lovingly curated museums around the world such as Hungary's Pbal Gallery, the balls still zip and the flippers still flip like the pastime never went out of style. Located in a basement under a downtown residential building in Budapest is a heaven of pinball gamers. Show More Summary

Spend 103 days (and $30,000) exploring America's national parks on this tour

Next year the National Park Service turns 100. In honor of the centennial, Globus tours has designed a breathtaking 103-day trip next year to the heart of America's most remarkable national parks. The Centennial Celebration: 100 Days of GoParks! takes you to A-list national parks across the country,...

AAdvantage Executive Platinum Diary Day 35 – the nightmare ends or is just beginning?

Poor despicable elite me! Here is the story of my airport nightmare today. I am in a conversation with this older man about how frantically rushed people appear inside the airport lounge as I notice he is dressed in a fashionable London tailored business suit. Show More Summary

Missed Oktoberfest? Try these 6 places in the West that elevate beer

October is a beery month. If you weren't one of the more than 6 million people who visited Munich during Oktoberfest, you can still celebrate at these six places that aren't so far from home. (Despite what it's name implies, Oktoberfest started Sept. 19 and ended Oct. 4.) And for those who need...

Fleeting Wonders: A Glass Bridge in China Cracks Underfoot

This image, posted on Chinese social media, supposedly shows the damage, though it's hard to tell (Photo: ??? /Weibo) The brand-new glass walkway on Yuntai Mountain in China, which just opened last month, looks terrifying—it's transparent, so you can see all the way down to the foot of the mountain 3,543 feet below. Show More Summary

American’s New Aircraft-Dependent DFW Gate Assignments

Aircraft scheduling is a miracle to me. Even with automation, I can't begin to imagine the amount of work which goes into scheduling planes (which might also explain why things sometimes go wrong). American has a pretty varied fleet, and the complexity is only growing further, as they're integrating American and US Airways planes. Show More Summary

Study at Oxford for a week

Unleash your inner geek next summer during the Oxford University Experience, a weeklong program of study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The one-week Christ Church residential program, which has no requirements, exams or papers,  offers the choice of more than 60 courses,...

How Donald Trump Bought – and Lost – an Airline

The Eastern Airlines Shuttle concept began with no advance tickets and no check-in even. If you showed up for a flight, you were promised a seat. By 1988, Eastern was in trouble and Donald Trump picked up their Northeast Shuttle from...Show More Summary

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