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Man’s Brilliant Plan To Fly With Overweight Cat Backfires

As an animal lover I sort of love this story... I think? Essentially a man had all of his frequent flyer miles taken away because of an elaborate scheme he concocted to get his overweight cat on a plane. So, what happened? 34 year old Mikhail Galin was…

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Boeing 737 Max

Boeing’s Update On 737 MAX Returning To Service

Shares of Boeing stock are up nearly 5% today (as of the time of this story) following an update from Boeing regarding the return of the 737 MAX to service. In a press release, Boeing has stated that they are targeting FAA certification of the 737 MAX…

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Boeing Delays 777X Deliveries Until 2021

Boeing situation just seems to keep getting worse, and that goes beyond the 737 MAX. It has now been announced that Boeing doesn't expect the first 777X delivery to happen until 2021. For those of you not familiar, the Boeing 777X is Boeing's newest…

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Boeing 737 Max

Finally: Boeing Fires CEO Of Commercial Airplanes

Boeing has had a really rough year with the grounding of the 737 MAX globally following two fatal crashes. That was bad enough, but all the scandals that have emerged following this have left a lot of us in shock regarding the culture of what was once…

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American 737 Max – 7

When Does Passenger Shaming Cross The Line?

As much as I love meme culture, I feel like some of the shaming we're seeing of airline passengers is starting to cross the line. People do some pretty crazy stuff at airports and on airplanes. Sometimes it's really funny, while other times it's just…

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Airline Flight Simulator – 5

Uh Oh: Damning Boeing 737 MAX Text Messages

With the 737 MAX having been grounded globally since March, and with no real indication as to when the plane will be back in the sky, you'd think things couldn't get much worse for Boeing. Well, yesterday things got much worse for Boeing. What happened?…

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Planes

Climate Activists Want To Ban Frequent Flyer Programs

We're seeing climate change being taken more seriously than ever before, and that's especially apparent in the airline industry. We have airlines encouraging passengers to take the train rather than fly, airlines carbon offsetting their domestic flights,…

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Silly: US To Impose Tariffs On Airbus Planes

In what can only be described as the latest trade spat between the US and the world, many Airbus jets are about to get a lot more expensive for US airlines. President Trump has said that trade wars are good, and easy to win... is that the case here?…

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Private Jet Crash

A Shady & Confusing Private Jet Crash In Belize

Plane crashes are usually super sad, though this one is just sort of... plain odd? As reported by ASN, this Monday a Gulfstream II crashed in Belize. The plane, which was built in 1977, was attempting to land on a dirt road near Blue Creek, Orange Walk,…

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Holiday Inn Elk Grove

Don’t Forget: 2019 Chicago Seminars

I can't believe I forgot to write about this earlier. Well, I can, as it's been a complicated summer here, and this is one of those things each year where I know I'm going, pretty much everyone I know seems to be going, and at some level I think I just…

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Race

Thank You & 10K Race Update

Once again, none of this has anything to do with miles & points, so by all means skip this if that's what you're here for. I wanted to post a quick thank you, a message from my mom, and a recap of my first-ever race of any sort. This is a follow-up to…

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Hospital

A Well-Timed Race

This has nothing to do with miles & points, but I wanted to share an update regarding my mom, since I consider you guys to be like family, and a lot of people have asked. As I've written about before, on Mother's Day of this year my mom was diagnosed…

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Boeing Delays Ultra Long Range 777X

This has the potential to be yet another big blow to Boeing. Yesterday I wrote about how Airbus is expected to soon announce the A350-1000ULR, which would be the longest range plane in the world. While this plane would be useful for quite a few airlines,…

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Money

Senator Warren Wants Answers From FTC Over Equifax Breach

In September 2017 Equifax had a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 147 million Americans, and several weeks ago a settlement was finally reached with the Federal Trade Commission. If you’re one of the people who was impacted…

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Kategreatwall2015

Welcome To The OMAAT Team, Kate

Hi, I’m Kate, a lawyer in Calgary, Alberta, and the newest member of the OMAAT team. I didn’t grow up doing a lot of travel, mostly because I’m from Newfoundland, one of the most remote and expensive-to-reach corners of North America (and also home to…

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SFO Bans Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles

In general we're seeing a big push globally towards more environmentally friendly policies, and I'd say that in the US we're seeing a lot of progress on that front at the moment. It's an area where the US has long lagged (especially compared to many…

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Money

No, You’re Not Getting $125 For Equifax Breach

In September 2017 Equifax had a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 147 million Americans, and last week a settlement was finally reached with the Federal Trade Commission. If you're one of the people who was impacted by…

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Boeing 777X Delayed Due To Engine Problems

It goes without saying that Boeing is having a rough year. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March, with no end in sight for the grounding. While they hope to have the next software fix completed by September, it's anyone's guess if more problems will…

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Money

Claim Money From Equifax Data Breach Settlement

In September 2017 Equifax had a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 147 million Americans (that's almost half of Americans). The company agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection…

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Boeing 737 Max

Executive In Charge Of Boeing 737 MAX Retires

It has just been announced that Eric Lindblad, who is the Boeing Vice President in charge of the 737 MAX program and Renton assembly plant, will be retiring. Lindblad has been at Boeing for 34 years, though has only been in his current role since last…

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