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30 Day Free Trial for Hotel Booking Site That Undercuts Booking Direct

I covered new hotel discount site Club1 Hotels when they first launched. They were offering free memberships for a year and many readers took advantage of it. The website was a bit clunky, but there were plenty of deals. Because it‘s a membership site they‘re able to sell hotels for less than hotel websites and less than Expedia, Booking.com, and others. Continue reading 30 Day Free Trial for Hotel Booking Site That Undercuts Book

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Delta Emails Out Self-Serving Disinformation About Open Skies

The Business Travel Coalition‘s Kevin Mitchell apparently sent out an email criticizing Delta‘s call for protectionism against Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar. And Delta sent out an email attacking back. There are a lot of vested interests in this debate and each side tries to advance its commercial case, including by hiring experts to represent them in the court of public opinion. There are also facts. Continue reading Delta Emails O

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Get Driven to the Plane in British Airways First Class and Best-Ever JetBlue Card Signup Bonus

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 Get Driven to the Plane in British Airways First Class and Best-Ever JetBlue Card Signup Bonus...

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88 Year Old Former Olympic Wrestler Died After Lifting Checked Luggage (And There‘s a Lawsuit)

A two-time Olympic wrestler spent much of his life working as a butcher. But when he retired from that job at age 72 he went to work for Spirit Airlines as a baggage handler. After 16 years on the job, at age 88, his family says that he ‘lifted 500 pieces of luggage in one shift, triggering a hernia that would send him downhill.‘ Continue reading 88 Year Old Former Olympic Wrestler Died After Lifting Checked Luggage (And There‘s

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United Warns Elite Frequent Flyers: Unless You Spend More Money, Your Flight‘s Gonna Be Bad

United sent an email to elite frequent flyers that can be translated as, "Customer who fly 100,000 miles a year and spend perhaps 30,000 aren‘t worth giving an advance seat assignment to unless they cough up an extra 20 on their trip." Continue reading United Warns Elite Frequent Flyers: Unless You Spend More Money, Your Flight‘s Gonna Be Bad...

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Hotel Booking Site Admits Manipulating Star Ratings to See If Customers Will Pay More

Booking.com admits listing the Hudson Hotel in New York more than once under slightly different names with different star ratings, to see whether customers bookings would be any different. Booking.com may have charged some customers more even when they were listing the same hotel at a lower price. Continue reading Hotel Booking Site Admits Manipulating Star Ratings to See If Customers Will Pay More...

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Freaky: Flight Crew Fall Ill On Two Different Planes at the Same Time

A JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale to Barbados returned to Fort Lauderdale on Thursday after 3 flight attendants fell ill complaining of headaches. While the Barbados flight was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, a JetBlue flight from Boston to San Diego diverted to Buffalo ‘after several crew members reported feeling ill and were taken to the hospital.‘ Continue reading Freaky: Flight Crew Fall Ill On Two Different Planes at the Sa

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