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How My Favorite Travel-Inspired Purchase Is Helping Me Weather The Pandemic

I know several people who have visited Japan for the first time and had their lives changed forever. Sure, the food is incredible, the public transportation is top-notch, and the culture is fascinating... but that’s not what I’m talking about. It’s their…

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Filed Under: Advice, Travel Technology
Via
Via Offering $15 Rides To Manhattan From LGA

Ride sharing service Via is piloting a program to offer $15 one-way rides from LaGuardia Airport to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In addition, rides to Staten Island and the Bronx are $20. Via (I honestly am not sure whether they want you to pronounce…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Rideshare
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My Delta One Suites Experience Didn’t Quite Go As Expected…

Unlike Ben, for whom international flights are a quotidian experience (although less so lately), I take maybe ten international flights per year. For me, each one is a big deal, and I still get really excited for them. (Heck, a Southwest flight from…

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Filed Under: Delta, Travel
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Reserving A Day Hotel Room On Dayuse

I find that flights from the U.S. to Western Europe are challenging, regardless of whether I fly business class or economy. Since they tend to be overnight flights, I try to get some sleep, but usually you’re not in the air for long enough to get sufficient…

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Review: Delta One 757 Washington DCA To Los Angeles

For a while I’ve been looking to try the only flight with a fully-flat bed out of DCA. Delta does a once-daily rotation between Washington Reagan National and Los Angeles on a 757-200, which offers a Delta One cabin in the front. (Several other domestic…

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Palm Springs
A Creepy-Crawly Vacation Rental Experience

Hey everyone, I had an experience recently that left me a little unsure whether my expectations were reasonable or I was just being a diva (not unlike our fellow traveler with the wormy salad). It’d be great to hear what your thoughts are. If you’re…

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Dog “Sledding” With Muktuk Adventures, Whitehorse

I love dogs and I love travel...so when I can incorporate dogs into my travel experience, it’s a perfect puppertunity. Just outside Whitehorse is a place called Muktuk Adventures. In addition to an “off-the-grid” guest ranch/B&B (which would probably…

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Andrew’s Impressions: Minsk, Whitehorse, And Everything In Between

Hey everyone, I just wanted to give you some of my thoughts on this trip. For more detailed reviews of each segment, read Ben’s posts. Air Italy: JFK to Milan I was so excited to fly Air Italy. They recently underwent a major rebranding, and I was curious…

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Speed Tape
No, Your Aircraft Is Not Being Held Together With Duct Tape

Occasionally I see panicked or appalled posts on social media where a passenger snaps a picture of something on their flight that appears to be held together with duct tape, usually accompanied by comments like, "How can this be safe!?" or "This plane…

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Filed Under: Aviation
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“AAviation Day” At Reagan National Airport

Yesterday I got to attend this awesome event at my local airport that I know a lot of you would appreciate. It's organized by AirlineGeeks.com, an aviation news website maintained by young AvGeeks. This was their third annual AAviation Day, and as you…

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Filed Under: American, Aviation
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My Uber Had A Hello Kitty Theme!

Usually I take the Metro home from work, but sometimes when I stay late I spring for an Uber. Earlier this week when I opened up the app and requested a ride after a long day, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. It was an UberPOOL, and it turned…

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Is Anyone Else Fascinated By Air North?

A few days ago Ben wrote about some business class experiences he'd like to review. I've been just as fascinated by Condor's route from Frankfurt to the Yukon as he is – so I sent him a text asking, “When are we going to Whitehorse?” Long story short,…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Intercontinental
Update On My Hacked IHG Account

Last week I wrote about how I discovered that my IHG account had been hacked and almost 80,000 points were stolen. The agent on the phone told me that my account would be disabled for three to five business days while they investigated the incident.…

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Filed Under: IHG Rewards
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UGH: My IHG Account Was Hacked

Miles and points are great and all, but only if someone doesn't steal them from you. I have a bunch of IHG Rewards points, mainly from my signup bonus for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and from a really lucrative Accelerate offer last year.…

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Filed Under: IHG Rewards
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New “People Mover” Coming To LAX

If you've ever driven to or from Los Angeles International Airport in an Uber, taxi, shuttle bus, or your own car, you know how crowded the roads at the airport can be. Connecting between terminals can be a complicated matter too. Well, in a few years…

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New York Skyline
Inside A Regional Pilot Couple’s NYC Home

The New York Times had an article recently in its Real Estate section that any AvGeek would appreciate. It features an engaged couple living in Queens, New York. They both happen to be pilots for Envoy Air, a wholly-owned regional subsidiary of American…

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Filed Under: American, Misc.
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My Puzzling First Experience With Uber Express POOL

A couple weeks ago, Uber rolled out their new Express POOL in a variety of cities, including Washington, DC. Basically the idea is that by walking a couple blocks to meet your Uber, they can route the vehicles along a straighter path, which makes for…

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Review: The Gotham Hotel New York

Living in DC, it's easy for me to take a weekend trip to New York every now and then. Winter is a decent time to do it, because hotels are cheap and there aren't a ton of tourists. (On the flip side, you do have to brave the cold and sometimes the snow.)…

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Six Unique Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is my favorite vacation place, partly because there is so much to do, and because many of the experiences are unique to Tokyo. Here I'll take you through some of my favorites. Note that these aren't exactly things the average tourist might do on…

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What Are Amtrak’s New Interiors Like?

I recently took Amtrak's Northeast Regional service from New York to D.C., and it was my first time experiencing their refreshed interior in coach class. Many of the rail cars have been around since the 70s, and the interiors haven't been updated since…

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