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Airbus A330 Landed Without a Nose Gear, Sparks on Runway and Passengers Evacuated

Saudia flight SV3818 from Medina, Saudi Arabia to Dhaka, Bangladesh reached 37,000 feet when the crew diverted to Jeddah. It made a go-around on its first approach because a landing gear hadn‘t gone down. Then the aircraft circled for an hour while it worked through emergency checklists. Ultimately they decided to land without the Airbus A330-200‘s nose gear deployed. Continue reading Airbus A330 Landed Without a Nose Gear, Sparks on

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United Should Stop Shaming Passengers Who Steal Business Class Bedding

A year ago United directed flight attendants to keep a watchful eye over passengers who might ‘steal‘ business class bedding. United‘s Polaris soft product does have nice bedding, in fact I don‘t know any airline business class whose bedding is clearly better. That‘s an amazing statement to make. It would have been hard to imagine two years ago that anyone would have wanted to take a business class pillow or blan

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New Citi Credit Card Deal and Aer Lingus Photobombing the Royal Wedding

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 New Citi Credit Card Deal and Aer Lingus Photobombing the Royal Wedding...

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Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for May

There‘s no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. And before the holidays is the perfect time to get one, because it‘s even easier than the rest of the year to meet the minimum spending required to earn signup bonuses. Every month I post what I find are the best signup bonus offers out there. Over the past several months we‘ve seen several that are new and bigger, and a few

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Selling Paid Travel Inside an Award Ticket to Get Around Pesky Rules

I recently wrote about the workaround for American Airlines‘ maddening policy of not allowing customers to through check luggage on separate tickets. How to pull this off was confusing to several readers so here‘s a more specific, detailed explanation. Continue reading Selling Paid Travel Inside an Award Ticket to Get Around Pesky Rules...

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First Class Transatlantic Award Seats Available From West Coast

Premium cabin award space between the West Coast of the US and Europe is much tougher than non-stop space to the East Coast. Folks in the West generally need a domestic connection, then, to reach their international gateway city. So I thought it was notable enough to pass on non-stop first class award space from several cities out West to Europe. Continue reading First Class Transatlantic Award Seats Available From West Coast...

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