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Nearly 20,000 Fake IDs Seized At Chicago O‘Hare

After all the scare stories, Customs and Border Protection acknowledged "most of the fake IDs were for college-age students." Isn‘t the biggest risk then that someone could be tasked with buying booze for a non-socially distanced rager as colleges open this fall? Continue reading Nearly 20,000 Fake IDs Seized At Chicago O‘Hare...

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Southwest Airlines Travel Credits Can Now Be Converted To Points

When Southwest Airlines extended elite status back in April, and made it easier this year to earn both status and a Companion Pass, they extended the validity of travel vouchers. There‘s been discussion for months about being able to convert travel funds into Rapid Rewards points and that functionality is finally available. The rate is reasonable but I won‘t be taking them up on the offer. Here‘s why. Continue reading Southwest

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[Still Valid Today] Free Unlimited 99 Alaska Airlines Companion Tickets, Without Paying The 99

One of the best deals in travel has long been the annual Alaska Airlines 99 companion ticket that comes with their credit card, since it‘s valid for any seat on any flight in conjunction with a paid ticket without restriction and even earns miles. Right now though Alaska Airlines is offering companion travel without the 99 payment, without the credit card, and in unlimited quantities. Continue reading [Still Valid Today] Free Unlimited 99

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Amazing Iberia Business Class Award Availability From Several U.S. Cities For Fall and Spring

This is a great opportunity to use American or British Airways miles to Europe next year with very good availability and low cost. Continue reading Amazing Iberia Business Class Award Availability From Several U.S. Cities For Fall and Spring...

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Sick Passenger Hallucinates Bomb On Board, United Airlines And Law Enforcement Scramble

Sunday evening‘s United Airlines flight UA2304 from Los Angeles to Newark saw a significant police response on the tarmac, with luggage inspected and passengers eventually bused to the terminal, after a customer with a medical emergency apparently said there was a bomb on board while hallucinating. If everyone was going to treat the hallucination as real, why couldn‘t the passenger have had a vision of good service - or better yet t

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American Airlines Makes Tons Of Cheap International Business And First Class Awards Available

American Airlines has added back more flights than Delta or United. They also appear to be pricing more aggressively, something that United CEO Scott Kirby has publicly said he will not do. Under American‘s revenue-based model low prices also bring inexpensive award inventory. Often that‘s only true for connecting flights but right now it seems to be true even for premium cabin international non-stops. Continue reading American Airli

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Passengers Just Want to Be Treated Like Human Beings - Not Self-Loading Cargo

The most important element of air travel is your personal space. That means the seat and what surrounds it. I‘d posit what comes next isn‘t meal or the alcohol. It‘s not the lounge on the ground before departure and it isn‘t the contents of an amenity kit. It isn‘t the inflight entertainment. Continue reading Passengers Just Want to Be Treated Like Human Beings - Not Self-Loading Cargo...

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The Oldest Restaurants In The World Still Serving Food [Roundup]

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 The Oldest Restaurants In The World Still Serving Food [Roundup]...

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How To Choose Which Airline To Fly?

If all you care about is schedule and price then choose your airline based on schedule and price. But fewer people care about just these things than is commonly imagined - it‘s just that these are the only pieces of information people have historically been given. Say you move to Kansas City, and decide to start fresh with a new airline. That‘s a competitive market with lots of airlines you can reasonably fly. Southwest is biggest but

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United Airlines Rewards Card Offering Huge 100,000 Mile Bonus

The new version of the premium United card that includes club lounge access, offers a 100,000 mile initial bonus offer without an outsized spending requirement. That‘s huge. Continue reading United Airlines Rewards Card Offering Huge 100,000 Mile Bonus...

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In Defense Of Disney World During The Pandemic

For anyone going to Disney World, the relevant question is what would they be doing if they weren‘t at Disney? In Florida numerous bars remain open despite restrictions, and gyms are open. Disney is probably a safer activity than alternatives, which means that Disney being open likely reduces spread of the virus. Continue reading In Defense Of Disney World During The Pandemic...

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Brazil Bans Pillows On Airplanes (Even Ones You Bring From Home)

As Brazil tops 100,000 reported deaths from Covid-19, its President Bolsonaro urges citizens to ‘get on with [their] lives and try to find a way of getting away with this problem.‘ He suggested as well that his country‘s governors were inflating fatalities ‘to panic the population.‘ So blame the pillows? Continue reading Brazil Bans Pillows On Airplanes (Even Ones You Bring From Home)...

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The One Hole In Hyatt‘s Response To Covid: Suite Upgrade Certificates Haven‘t Been Extended

World of Hyatt extended current elite status so that members who qualified last year are able to use the benefits that they earned through 2021. However there‘s a hole in Hyatt‘s approach: confirmed suite upgrades for those members set to expire February 2021 were not extended. Many members are starting to plan travel again. what they‘re finding is that they cannot use their confirmed suite benefits that even though they&lsqu

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4 Things To Know About Airline Miles Now [Roundup]

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 4 Things To Know About Airline Miles Now [Roundup]...

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Why Social Distancing On Planes Matters Less Than You Think

Airlines are engaged in hygiene theater, cleaning surfaces and promoting electrostatic spraying. I appreciate the cleanliness and hope it sticks around after the pandemic. But the CDC and other research suggests surfaces aren‘t a key vector of Covid-19 spread. Social distancing guidance was based on the idea that large respiratory droplets are the primary way that the virus spreads, and those droplets fall to the ground quickly, so staying

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Big Bang Theory Actress Stars in New HBO Series ‘Flight Attendant‘

Last year Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik had a run-in with United Airlines, accusing the airline of slamming the boarding door of a Houston - Los Angeles flight in her face. Now her co-star Kaley Cuoco is nearly ready to debut her next role in a series called "The Flight Attendant." Continue reading Big Bang Theory Actress Stars in New HBO Series Flight Attendant‘...

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Free Unlimited 99 Alaska Airlines Companion Tickets, Without Paying The 99

One of the best deals in travel has long been the annual Alaska Airlines 99 companion ticket that comes with their credit card, since it‘s valid for any seat on any flight in conjunction with a paid ticket without restriction and even earns miles. Right now though Alaska Airlines is offering companion travel without the 99 payment, without the credit card, and in unlimited quantities. Continue reading Free Unlimited 99 Alaska Airlines Com

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Thousands Of Hotels Asked Guests For Donations, While Some Charged Resort Fees And Provided No Service

The practice, which dates to April, has mostly ended - but one Hyatt hotel in Seattle was found still asking guests to reach down deep and give extra money to the property‘s owners just this week. After being called out, the hotel is no longer asking guests for donations, but it‘s still charging a resort fee without delivering any amenities so that is kind of the same really. Continue reading Thousands Of Hotels Asked Guests For Donat

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Thousands Of Hotels Asked Guests For Donations, Charged Resort Fees, And Provided No Service

The practice, which dates to April, has mostly ended - but one Hyatt hotel in Seattle was found still asking guests to reach down deep and give extra money to the property‘s owners just this week. After being called out, the hotel is no longer asking guests for donations, but it‘s still charging a resort fee without delivering any amenities so that is kind of the same really. Continue reading Thousands Of Hotels Asked Guests For Donat

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11 Things I Love About United‘s Credit Card

This is a fantastic card to have if you live in a city with lots of United service, fly them regularly but not enough for elite status, or you‘re an elite who wants upgrades on award tickets or help towards the spending requirement for status. In fact the benefits of this card are surprisingly strong for the fee. Continue reading 11 Things I Love About United‘s Credit Card...

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American Pausing Mileage Expiration Through End Of Year, Will Restore Recently-Expired Miles

Delta, United, Southwest, and JetBlue no longer expire miles, period. American Airlines does requiring activity in your account every 18 months, or else you lose the miles you‘ve already earned. During the global pandemic, with program members not traveling, American waited until April to pause mileage expiration and only did so through June. It appears they‘ve had a change of heart. Continue reading American Pausing Mileage Expir

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[Roundup] Kayak Offers Something Free That Airline Lobbyists Want To Charge For

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] Kayak Offers Something Free That Airline Lobbyists Want To Charge For...

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First Responders And Essential Workers: Get Up To 60,000 Free Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles

Singapore Airlines is contributing 30 million miles and raising 70 million more in order to award up to 100 million KrisFlyer miles to first responders and essential workers. And if you donate 1000 miles you get to pick someone to receive up to 60,000 miles. Continue reading First Responders And Essential Workers: Get Up To 60,000 Free Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles...

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Woman Stopped At The Airport With Her Husband‘s Skeleton In Her Luggage. He Had Been Dead 12 Years.

Two women were flying between Greece and Armenia - double connecting in Munich and Kiev. On their first stop in Munich their luggage was searched. Continue reading Woman Stopped At The Airport With Her Husband‘s Skeleton In Her Luggage. He Had Been Dead 12 Years....

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