Trump 757
Will Trump Prepare His 757 For Life After Presidency?

Here's an interesting aviation angle to President Trump more concretely conceding the presidency... For the past four years, President Trump has been flying Air Force One around the world (though mostly just to Palm Beach -- that's not shade, just the…

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Filed Under: Misc.
Virgin Atlantic 747
Virgin Atlantic’s Awesome 747 Farewell Event

Back in May Virgin Atlantic revealed that it would be retiring its Boeing 747s, which is a decision we've seen at several airlines as a result of the reduced demand from coronavirus. This accomplishes two things -- the airline wants to shrink, and its…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Air New Zealand Safety Video
Air New Zealand’s New Domestic Safety Video

Air New Zealand is hands down the most innovative airline when it comes to safety videos. For years the airline has been refreshing its safety video at least a couple of times annually. With New Zealand's borders more or less closed, and Air New Zealand's…

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Filed Under: Air New Zealand, Videos
Lufthansa Business Class Coronavirus – 8
Extended: Buy LifeMiles For 1.1 Cents Each (200% Bonus)

LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions it offers on purchased miles. Last week the program launched its Cyber Week promotion, which is in line with the best bonuses we've seen from LifeMiles. This promotion was supposed to expire yesterday,…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
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Lawsuit: Lawyer Embezzled Money From 737 MAX Crash Victims

It's not often that my love for aviation and my (former?) interest in reality TV intersect, but this is one of those rare situations, even if the circumstances are terrible. Tom Girardi of law firm Girardi Keese, and his wife, Erika Girardi of "The Real…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Virgin Atlantic A330
UK Will Exempt “High Value Business Travelers” From Quarantine

The UK's current quarantine requirement for travelers from high risk areas will soon no longer apply to certain business travelers, journalists, athletes, and more. The Department for Transport has announced a new set of exemptions for passengers arriving…

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Filed Under: Travel
Miami Airport
New Psychiatric Service Animal Loophole?

It sounds like we should say goodbye to emotional support animals, and say hello to psychiatric service animals... Yesterday the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs). The biggest implication…

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Filed Under: Travel
Ryanair 737 Max
Ryanair Places Huge Boeing 737 MAX Order

Boeing has just received its first major firm order for the Boeing 737 MAX since the plane was grounded globally in March 2019. This comes just days after it was announced that both the FAA and EASA will be "ungrounding" the 737 MAX. Ryanair has today…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
United 757
Couple Arrested For Knowingly Flying To Hawaii With Coronavirus

Hawaii is one of the strictest states when it comes to testing and quarantine requirements for travelers. Those traveling to Hawaii either need to get tested within 72 hours of traveling to Hawaii, or need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It goes…

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Filed Under: Travel
Park Hyatt Milan – 10
Guide To Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards

There are many perks I love about Hyatt's top tier Globalist status, though arguably my single favorite perk is the suite upgrade awards that members receive. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how this benefit works. With World of Hyatt…

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Filed Under: Hyatt
Southwest Airlines Ramp Agents De Ice Aircraft Prior To Takeoff
Southwest Airlines Selling Points With 70% Bonus

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let's take a look at the details. Through Thursday,…

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Filed Under: Southwest
Hyatt Regency Club
World Of Hyatt Milestone Rewards: Which Are Best?

One aspect of World of Hyatt that some members find confusing is the Milestone Rewards program. In this post I wanted to provide an in-depth look at how exactly the Milestone Rewards program works, and how you can maximize the value you get through it.…

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Filed Under: Hyatt
American Eagle Economy
Is This The End Of Emotional Support Animals On Planes?

The US Department of Transportation has just issued a final ruling that will greatly change how emotional support animals (ESAs) can travel on flights. This is major, and has the potential to end the concept as we know it. An emotional support animal…

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Filed Under: Misc.

Recent Trip Reports

Kimpton Watermark
9 Reasons To Get The IHG Premier Card

The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (review) is a phenomenal card -- it's worth getting for the limited time bonus that is being offered right now, and it's worth keeping for the long term perks that it offers. While a lot of people may not be…

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Filed Under: Chase, IHG Rewards
United 777
United Flight Attendants Have To Prove They’re Sick This Holiday Season

United Airlines is putting its flight attendants in an interesting position this upcoming holiday, as reported by Live and Let's Fly. I see where United is coming from, and also think the requirement is a bit unreasonable... United Airlines' flight attendant…

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Filed Under: United
Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 12
American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 50% Bonus

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. The airline has just launched its latest promotion, offering up to a 50% bonus. Before I talk about this promotion specifically, it's worth noting that nowadays American Airlines requires…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Alila Ventana Big Sur – 9
Strategies For Easily Earning Hyatt Globalist Status

World of Hyatt Globalist is my favorite hotel status out there, and in 2021 it'll be easier to earn than ever before, thanks to an announcement from World of Hyatt on Monday. There are so many different promotions right now that it seems to be causing…

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Filed Under: Hyatt
Doug Parker 737 Max
American Airlines CEO Flies On The 737 MAX

At the end of December, American Airlines will resume scheduled passenger flights with the 737 MAX, following the plane being "ungrounded" by the FAA. Ahead of that, the airline is trying to convince both employees and customers that the plane is safe…

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Filed Under: American
American Admirals Club Miami – 4
American AAdvantage Giving All Members A Gift

Well here's a cute concept... The American Airlines AAdvantage program will be giving every member a gift, simply for being a member. This promotion is valid for those who register between December 2 and December 16, 2020. As Rick Elieson, President…

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Filed Under: American
Southwest Airlines 737 Watermark
Southwest Credit Card 80K Bonus: Which Is Best?

Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the US thanks to its extensive domestic route network, lack of change and cancelation fees (though other airlines have largely matched in the meantime), two free checked bags, and generally great…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
St Regis Maldives
Marriott Selling Gift Cards For 15% Off (Last Chance)

Yesterday Marriott launched its discount on purchased gift cards for Cyber Monday, which has the potential to be a great deal. I'm posting a reminder of this because the offer expires tonight, and I know a lot of people may be considering this promotion…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals, Marriott
Lufthansa Lounge Berlin Brandenburg – 3
Review: Lufthansa Lounge Berlin Brandenburg Airport

I recently reviewed the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, and in this post wanted to review the Lufthansa Lounge, which opened just a few weeks ago. The Lufthansa Lounge is one of two lounges currently open at Brandenburg Airport, with the other being…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Delta A220 – 1
Delta Blames Thanksgiving Cancelations On Coronavirus

Delta had an extremely rough Thanksgiving. While the airline is typically known for its operational reliability, it canceled over 600 flights over a four day period, including over 270 cancelations on Thanksgiving day alone. As a point of comparison,…

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Filed Under: Delta