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Air France 777 Vandalized By Greenpeace

An Air France 777 has just been vandalized by Greenpeace at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Today a group of Greenpeace protestors spray painted an Air France 777 green at Charles de Gaulle Airport. It's not known how exactly they managed to bypass security…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM
American 737 Max Business Class – 3
American Airlines Business Extra New Member Bonus

The excellent American Business Extra program is currently offering a great bonus for new members who register and fly within 90 days -- fly once and you'll get enough points for an upgrade within the US. What is American Business Extra? For those of…

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Filed Under: American, Great Deals
Qatar Airways A350 Business Class – 57
Qatar Airways Privilege Club New Member Bonus

It's fairly rare to see an airline loyalty program offer a compelling bonus for new members nowadays. One exception lately is Qatar Airways Privilege Club, which has been constantly offering bonuses for new members for the past several months. At the…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar
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Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100% Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)

In mid-January, Hilton Honors rolled out its current promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promotions offered by the program. While the promotion was supposed to expire today, it has just been extended through Monday. Through…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
Delta A330 Watermark
Huge New Delta Amex Welcome Bonuses

Some phenomenal new limited time welcome bonuses have just been rolled out on co-branded Delta Amex cards. While Delta SkyMiles is far from my favorite mileage currency, I at least appreciate that miles in the program have a "floor" value, based on all…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
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New York Eases Restrictions For Vaccinated Travelers

New York is starting to eliminate its domestic travel restrictions, but only for vaccinated travelers. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that domestic travelers arriving in New York are no longer required to quarantine or test out within 90…

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Filed Under: Travel
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UK Air Passenger Duty Increasing (Again) In 2022

The United Kingdom has what's known as the Air Passenger Duty (APD), which is the highest passenger tax on air travel anywhere in the world. It looks like it will be increasing even further in 2022, despite the travel industry having collapsed. The United…

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Filed Under: Travel
Frontier A320
Frontier Flight Narrowly Avoids “Catastrophic” Deicing Incident

A few days ago I wrote about how a Frontier Airlines flight attendant's quick thinking avoided what could have been a "catastrophic outcome" on a recent flight out of Nashville. We now have some more information, including statements from the airline…

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Filed Under: Frontier
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Marriott Rewarding Vaccinated Employees

Marriott is giving employees an interesting incentive to get vaccinated. It has been announced that Marriott has created the Vaccination Care Program, which will provide financial rewards to associates at managed properties in the United States and Canada.…

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Filed Under: Marriott
Finnair A350 Business Class – 1
Finnair Plus Selling Points For 40% Off

The Finnair Plus program has just launched its first promotion of 2021 on purchased points. While Finnair Plus is no doubt a niche program, the cost to purchase points is extremely reasonable, so it's at least worth being aware of this offer. Finnair…

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Filed Under: Finnair
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Lufthansa Plans 2022 New Business Class Launch

A couple of weeks ago we learned that Lufthansa was "reassessing" the timeline for its new business class product, which was initially announced in 2017. We now have a better sense of what to expect. In November 2017 (yes, well over three years ago),…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Delta A350 Business Class – 2
Delta SkyMiles Extends Upgrade Certificates, Makes Them Easier To Use

Delta SkyMiles Platinum & Diamond Medallion members can select Global Upgrade Certificates (GUCs) and Regional Upgrade Certificates (RUCs) as part of the Choice Benefits program. There's some fantastic news when it comes to these. Delta SkyMiles will…

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Filed Under: Delta
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Awesome: Southwest Credit Card Companion Pass Bonus Offers (Last Call)

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
Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 40% Bonus

Wyndham Rewards has just introduced its latest promotion on purchased points. The program doesn't sell points with a bonus often, so promotions like this are quite rare. Through Monday, April 5, 2021, Wyndham Rewards is offering a 40% bonus on purchased…

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Filed Under: Wyndham
Southwest Airlines Ramp Agents De Ice Aircraft Prior To Takeoff
Southwest Airlines Selling Points For 40% Off

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 Wednesday,…

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Filed Under: Southwest
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Boeing Raises Airbus A321XLR Safety Concerns

Ultimately aviation safety is a collaborative effort, but are there limits to that? In June 2019, Airbus revealed the new A321XLR, which will be the longest range narrow body aircraft in the world in 2023, when deliveries are scheduled to start. This…

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Filed Under: Misc.
British Airways 777 Business Class
British Airways Gives In To Ghana’s Empty Threat

A few weeks ago Ghana's government made a totally empty threat against British Airways, and it seems like it worked... British Airways flies to Accra, Ghana. Historically the airline has operated its Ghana service out of London Heathrow Airport, but…

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Filed Under: British Airways
Ana First Class Suite 777 – 73
What Does New Vaccine Timeline Mean For Travel?

There's an exciting new vaccination timeline in the US, so what does that mean for travel? I'll share my take, noting of course that I'm not a doctor, scientist, or anything other than a guy who likes planes and travel. President Biden has yesterday…

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Filed Under: Advice, Travel
Surinam Airways 777
Surinam Airways Gets Rid Of New Used 777

A few days ago I wrote about how Surinam Airways wanted to get rid of its 777. There's an update on that front, as the plane is currently enroute to Victorville. Surinam Airways is a small national airline based in Paramaribo, Suriname. The airline has…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
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Uganda Airlines Plans London Heathrow Flights With A330-800neo

A pretty snazzy-looking plane could be making an appearance at London Heathrow in the not-too-distant future... Uganda Airlines recently took delivery of two new A330-800neos. The airline only launched in 2019, so as an avgeek it's cool to see such a…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines