Skuli Wow Air

WOW Air Pilots Blame Journalists For Airline Collapse

Earlier today WOW Air formally ceased operations. The people I feel worst for are the employees who lost their jobs as a result of this. There were a lot of people working hard to make the airline great, it's just too bad they were let down by their…

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Filed Under: Media, WOW Air
Marriott Ocean Park

Marriott Bonvoy’s “Influencer” Trip To Hong Kong

Marriott Bonvoy has been a bit of a hot mess. This is the name of Marriott's rebranded loyalty program, which continues to have huge issues. Nonetheless the company is spending millions of dollars marketing the "Bonvoy" name, which is fair enough, given…

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Pilot Grindr

Overanalyzing The Viral Grindr Pilot Story

For those of you not familiar with Grindr, it's a gay location based social networking application (I think that's the PG-rated way to describe it?). Over the past few days a story has gone viral based on the below Tweet: As you can see, it has been…

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Sas A340

New SAS Ad Captures The Most Beautiful Part Of Travel

I love airports largely because they're the best places in the world for people watching, in my opinion. You have people going from just about everywhere to just about everywhere, for just about every reason. Some people travel for happy reasons, some…

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Filed Under: Media, SAS
Singapore

“Crazy Rich Asians” Is An Amazing Ad For Singapore

The most talked about movie the past couple of weeks has been "Crazy Rich Asians." I've been wanting to see it since it came out, and finally had the chance to do so last night. I don't really like going to the movies, because usually I'll just wait…

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American Business Class 787 – 47

Are Frequent Flyer Miles A Tool Of Inequality?

A Twitter user named Amanda Kolson Hurley has started quite a discussion in the past few days regarding frequent flyer miles. Her claim? That frequent flyer miles are a tool of inequality, and that the system is "ridiculous." As she Tweeted: "Frequent-flier…

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Air Tanzania 787

An Adorable, Must-Read Review Of Air Tanzania’s 787

Air Tanzania recently took delivery of a Boeing 787, which is a big move for the airline, given that they previously just had turboprops. The airline is presently using the 787 to operate domestic flights within Tanzania, but soon hopes to fly the 787…

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Filed Under: Media, Other Airlines
Alaska Airlines Embraer

“Plane Bae” Story Takes A Turn For The Worse…

On July 2 a cute-seeming story went viral, as someone named Rosey Blair live Tweeted what happened on her Alaska Airlines flight from New York to Dallas. I'd note that Rosey describes herself on Twitter as a "drama queen deep in the heart of Texas."…

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Home Remodel Miles 18

Maximizing Miles From Home Renovations

The New York Times real estate section has a piece today on how to use rewards cards to offset the cost of home renovations. I was interviewed for the story, along with some other miles and points gurus, as well as a few property owners who have leveraged…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Cards