Hospital

Not The Mother’s Day Surprise Anyone Hopes For…

This post has nothing to do with points or travel, so by all means stop reading if that’s what you’re looking for. However, it has to do with life in general, and if there’s one thing I’ve increasingly learned over time, it’s the importance of balancing…

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Blade New York

BLADE Expands $195 Helicopter Rides To LaGuardia & Newark

In late March, BLADE announced a cool expansion to their helicopter service in NYC. With the introduction of “BLADE Continuous,” they began offering continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and New York JFK Airport every weekday from 7AM until…

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Capers Market Pdx – 11

Portland Airport Loses Priority Pass Restaurant

Priority Pass is the world's largest network of independent airport lounges, and over the past couple of years they've added a considerable number of airport restaurants to their lounge network. The logic is that they pay lounges a fixed amount every…

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Keyboard

One Mile at a Time Commenting Guidelines

This is probably long overdue, but we're finally updating our policy on commenting. This is something that a countless number of readers have asked for (and no, not in a "we're devaluing our frequent flyer program due to member feedback" kind of way).…

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Starbucks

Official: Starbucks Rewards Changes Coming April 16, 2019

Over three years ago Starbucks' loyalty program went revenue based (time flies, because I feel like this was just yesterday). Well, it has now officially been confirmed that Starbucks will be greatly adjusting their program as of April 16, 2019. The…

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Air North – 34

One Mile at a Time Ethics Policy

OMAAT has long had an advertising policy, but in this day and age I don't think that's really enough. So I figured it was time to publish a more formal ethics policy. In addition to sharing some black-and-white guidelines, I want to provide the philosophy…

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Melbourne Orlando Airport

Orlando Melbourne Airport Is Being Sued Over Its Name

It's not unusual for companies to get a little greedy when it comes to the ways in which they promote their products. For example, American Airlines describes their domestic first class catering as "healthy, delicious and customized." Similarly, we've…

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Filed Under: Industry News, Misc.
Boeing 737 Max

Breaking: US Government Grounds 737 MAX

It's finally happening. President Trump has now issued an emergency order of prohibition regarding all flights of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9. This means all American, Southwest, and United Boeing 737 MAX flights are grounded effective immediately.…

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American 737 Max

What President Trump Has To Say About Airline Safety

Over the past 48 hours we've seen a growing number of countries and airlines ground the 737 MAX. At this point the US and Canada are exceptions in not having announced any sort of grounding of the aircraft type. The FAA has issued a continued airworthiness…

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Fiji Airways 737 Max

The Airlines & Countries Grounding The 737 MAX (Updated List)

Early Sunday morning an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashed shortly after takeoff, making it the second 737 MAX to crash during the initial phase of flight in the past several months (a Lion Air 737 MAX crashed after takeoff last October). As I addressed…

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Wrecked Car

What Would You Do If A Hotel Valet Crashed Your Car?

Well, life on the road may not always be glamorous, but it's certainly never boring. I'll just get right to it: A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were working in different cities, when I got this late-night text message from him:

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Filed Under: Hotels, Misc.
Airline Flight Simulator – 5

China Finally Bans Smoking In The Cockpit

Over the years airlines have updated many policies. For example, as a kid I remember flying Condor between Tampa and Frankfurt every summer, where they had a smoking section onboard. Smoking policies have changed significantly over the years, and at…

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Hilton Gatwick Airport – 4

UK Police No Closer To Finding Gatwick Drone, Or Offender

Gosh what a mess this situation is. Just before Christmas, Gatwick airport, the second busiest airport in the UK, was closed for 33 hours because two drones were spotted in the airport area. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, delayed or re-routed, with…

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3d Imagery, 737 Max, Max, 737 Max 7, 737 Max8, 737 Max 9

2018: A Rough Year For Commercial Aviation (By Comparison)

It goes without saying that planes are among the safest form of transport out there, and you should always feel safe when flying. As 2018 comes to a close, it's interesting to look back at how 2018 compared to other years when it comes to safety. 2017…

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Taag 777 First Class – 31

The 18 Most Popular OMAAT Posts Of 2018

As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back at the past year on the blog, and highlight the most popular posts. While this site gets a lot of traffic, I spend a surprisingly limited amount of time focused on analytics. Sure,…

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