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This Year I‘m More Thankful Than Usual, And Let Me Say Thank You To You, Too

I thought I‘d take the Thanksgiving opportunity to express my thankfulness for each of you that reads my blog and interacts with me throughout the year. I‘ve said this many times before but I really do consider myself one of the luckiest people, and certainly much more fortunate than I could have ever imagined. Continue reading This Year I‘m More Thankful Than Usual, And Let Me Say Thank You To You, Too...

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Why Delta‘s Operation Is Melting Down Over Thanksgiving

Delta Air Lines, which has developed a reputation for extreme reliability, has faced a Thanskgiving operational meltdown cancelling a more flights over the holiday weekend than they typically cancel in a year. So far on Thanksgiving day Delta has cancelled 259 flights, or 18% of its schedule. By comparison, American Airlines has cancelled 5 flights and United has cancelled 7. What‘s going on at Delta? Delta‘s meltdown seems to be a

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Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen‘s Strange Airport Routine

Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has been chosen by Joe Biden to be his Secretary of the Treasury. She‘s experienced and well-credentialed. But she shows up at airports "hours early" to... ensure access to overhead bin space. Continue reading Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen‘s Strange Airport Routine...

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Denver‘s Mayor Warned Residents Not To Travel For Thanksgiving Before Getting On A Plane

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock tweeted this morning that residents should avoid Thanksgiving travel and then 30 minutes later got on a plane. Continue reading Denver‘s Mayor Warned Residents Not To Travel For Thanksgiving - Before Getting On A Plane...

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Delta Air Lines Suffering Mass Cancellations Over The Busiest Travel Weekend Of The Year

By 9 a.m. this morning Delta Air Lines had cancelled over 80 flights today, on what‘s expected to be the busiest travel day since March. There are even more cancellations tomorrow. So far FlightAware appears to be tracking over 420 Delta cancellations throughout the holiday weekend. Continue reading Delta Air Lines Suffering Mass Cancellations Over The Busiest Travel Weekend Of The Year...

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Air India Will Launch Non-Stop Bangalore Service, United And American Are Punching Air!

Air India announced three-times weekly San Francisco Bangalore non-stop service starting January 11, 2021. It will be Air India‘s longest route, on board a Boeing 777-200LR. American Airlines announced Bangalore service first, followed by United. American‘s service will start last and appears to be the most vulnerable with this move. Continue reading Air India Will Launch Non-Stop Bangalore Service, United And American Are Punching

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The Most Miles Without A First Year Annual Fee [Ends November 30]

The United Business Card has a limited time offer to earn 75,000 MileagePlus miles after 5000 in purchases within 3 months. The card has a 0 annual fee (then 95). And you can even make money off of it. The offer ends November 30. Continue reading The Most Miles Without A First Year Annual Fee [Ends November 30]...

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An Actually Really Great Deal On Luggage: 50 Shipped For 2 Brand Name Spinner Bags

One of the better value spinner bag companies is Delsey, and Amazon has a two piece spinner set marked down from 130 to 49.99 with free prime shipping. These are polycarbonate bags, and I suggest them in the value category at regular price. At 50 for two bags this is an amazing price for what you get. . Continue reading An Actually Really Great Deal On Luggage: 50 Shipped For 2 Brand Name Spinner Bags...

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Yes, Airlines Will Transport Vaccines Without A Second Government Bailout, Why Do You Ask?

Texas Senator John Cornyn is calling for more airline subsidies and the arguments being deployed now are even crazier than before. These payroll subsidies have become more expensive and cover a shorter period of time, even though airline payrolls are lower than they were during the first bailout. And deploying the argument that vaccines won‘t be transported without airline subsidies is both terribly cynical and untrue. Continue reading Yes,

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[Roundup] New Steamy Show ‘The Flight Attendant‘ Debuts Thanksgiving Day

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites the latest news and tips. Continue reading [Roundup] New Steamy Show The Flight Attendant‘ Debuts Thanksgiving Day...

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Flight Attendants Called The Cops On Passenger Who Complained They Weren‘t Wearing Masks

An American Airlines passenger says flight attendants retaliated against him for pointing out they hadn‘t been wearing masks. Police met his aircraft in Palm Springs and took him into "a tiny, non-vented room" and told him he was reported as an "unruly passenger." Continue reading Flight Attendants Called The Cops On Passenger Who Complained They Weren‘t Wearing Masks...

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[Roundup] Airbnb‘s Founder Says ‘We‘re Not Here To Promote American Values‘

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites the latest news and tips. Continue reading [Roundup] Airbnb‘s Founder Says We‘re Not Here To Promote American Values...

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The World‘s Biggest Airlines And Aviation Regions Have Shifted Because Of Covid And Thanksgiving

OAG schedule data shows which airlines and which regions have brought schedules back closest to pre-pandemic levels. As Covid-19 epidemics spread like wildfire both in the U.S. and Europe, European flight schedules have been pulling back amidst lockdowns while U.S. passenger travel has held firm and grown slightly entering the Thanksgiving period. In fact the entire world‘s week-over-week increase of 400,000 seats is accounted for by Southw

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Woman Pulled Off A Flight For Drunkenly Arguing Moroccan Politics?

A video posted to TikTok, with nearly 70,000 likes and over 2600 comments, appears to show a woman being removed from an aircraft as she argues over the politics of Morocco, and U.S. relations towards the North African nation. Of all the things to be kicked off a flight for! She grabs and nearly tackles the employee taking her bag off the aircraft and proceeds to lecture employees on Morocco. Continue reading Woman Pulled Off A Flight For Drunke

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Buy LifeMiles (Star Aliance) For Just 1.1 Cents Apiece

Reprising an offer from September, LifeMiles is selling miles with a 200% bonus through December 3. Continue reading Buy LifeMiles (Star Aliance) For Just 1.1 Cents Apiece...

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[Roundup] Is Expedia A Ponzi Scheme?

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites the latest news and tips. Continue reading [Roundup] Is Expedia A Ponzi Scheme?...

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8 Bonus Points Per Dollar At Amazon, 9 Bonus Points With Uber Eats, And 2 Other Offers

Get an extra 8 bonus points per dollar on Amazon spending, 9 extra points on top of regular earning with Uber Eats, plus a new American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonus and an earning opportunity with my favorite soap and shampoo. Continue reading 8 Bonus Points Per Dollar At Amazon, 9 Bonus Points With Uber Eats, And 2 Other Offers...

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IHG Card‘s Best-Ever 140,000 Point Offer

Last year Chase had an initial offer of 125,000 points with an IHG credit card. That was really impressive -- the standard offer used to be 60,000 and we‘d get excited when it bumped up to 80,000. Now Chase has trumped even that offer. How can you not jump at a 140,000 point initial bonus offer? Continue reading IHG Card‘s Best-Ever 140,000 Point Offer...

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Chaos At Shanghai Pudong Airport As Cargo Workers Test Positive For Covid-19

Knowing what kind of response to expect from the Chinese government, people react with chaos when news of fresh cases nearby breaks out. On Sunday night Shanghai Pudong airport ‘descended into chaos‘ after two cargo handlers there tested positive for Covid-19. Hundreds of flights were cancelled. Authorities set up a testing site at the airport and ordered all airport cargo employees to be tested. Although passengers reportedly underst

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Virgin Atlantic Business Class Awards Just 23,750 Miles Each Way

Virgin Atlantic is running a fantastic business class sale from the UK at 1334 roundtrip on pretty much any route. Delta codeshares on Virgin may be even cheaper (from US1083). And incredibly Virgin Atlantic is running 50% off of award travel, too. That‘s important because with taxes and fuel surcharges a roundtrip award ticket can still, at normal pricing, cost almost as much as a paid business class ticket under this sale. Continue readi

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Revenue-Based Mileage-Earning No Longer Makes Sense

Revenue-based frequent flyer programs have always been less generous. These programs were long popular with ultra low cost carriers, with low margins, where awarding customers little made sense. When planes were full, rewarding customers less made some sense. Airlines didn‘t need to spend as much marketing to fill empty seats when there weren‘t many empty seats. The problem now is that revenue-based programs reward customers less in

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Airline Lobby Group Warns Something Entirely Normal May Happen If Governments Don‘t Fork Over Money

The head of world airline trade group IATA says so far governments have provided subsidies to carriers totaling 160 billion. But that‘s not enough and they believe governments need to hand over more. And what‘s the terrible thing that will happen if they don‘t? Something that is entirely and completely normal and happens all the time during normal times: some airlines may go out of business. That‘s ok. Continue reading A

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[Roundup] International Passengers Arriving In Miami Will Have Mug Shots Taken

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites the latest news and tips. Continue reading [Roundup] International Passengers Arriving In Miami Will Have Mug Shots Taken...

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Remember The Woman Taken Off A United Express Flight In Just A T-Shirt? There‘s Finally Video.

The story made the rounds initially when the incident first occurred. The woman doesn‘t necessarily deserve her second 15 minutes, but for some reason it took an inordinately long time for video to surface. Since so many readers asked ‘where‘s the video‘ Ms. McClinton gets a second round of attention. In all likelihood it will be her last. Continue reading Remember The Woman Taken Off A United Express Flight In Just A T

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