Eastern Airlines 777

Eastern Airlines Acquires Used Boeing 777

While most airlines around the world are downsizing, Eastern Airlines is in the process of expanding its fleet with a used Boeing 777. I initially wrote about this a bit over a month ago, but the airline is now showing off its new livery on this beautiful…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Azul A330

New: Earn & Redeem Air Canada Aeroplan Miles On Azul

I have to say, Air Canada Aeroplan is impressing me more than just about all other airline loyalty programs combined nowadays. The amount of innovation and positive changes we're seeing from Aeroplan is simply fantastic. Last month Air Canada and Etihad…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Other Airlines
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Watermark

4 Benefits That Make Hilton Aspire Card Worth It

As I often say, I find hotel credit cards to be quite underrated. More so than just about any other cards, hotel credit cards can be worth holding onto just for the benefits they offer. For example, I've written about how the World Of Hyatt Credit Card…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Hilton
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Hyatt Place Page Arizona – 3

Review: Hyatt Place Page Lake Powell, Arizona

We spent the second night of our road trip in Page, Arizona, primarily so we could visit Horseshoe Bend. As we quickly learned, the real treat was just being able to drive around this part of the country, as the scenery is breathtaking. Page has virtually…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Air Canada A321

Air Canada Aeroplan Offering New Member Bonus

Air Canada’s Aeroplan program has a solid promotion for any new member who joins and completes eligible activity. Aeroplan is offering 1,000 bonus miles if you join Aeroplan through this link and complete your first mileage accumulation activity…

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South African Airways A330 Business Class

South African Airways Getting Rid Of Most Planes

Over the past few months we've seen airlines around the world ground planes temporarily, and now we're increasingly seeing airlines get rid of planes permanently. It's clear that demand won't fully recover anytime soon, so many airlines are expected…

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Filed Under: South African Airways
Choice Hotel

Choice Privileges Selling Points For 25% Off

Choice Privileges has rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points, which has the potential to represent a good value. Through Sunday, August 16, 2020, Choice Privileges is offering a 25% discount on purchased points. You receive a 25% discount…

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Filed Under: Choice, Great Deals
Hi Fly A380 Cargo 2

Check Out Hi Fly’s New Cargo Airbus A380

Portuguese wet lease airline Hi Fly is showing off its reconfigured A380. Hi Fly is the first charter airline in the world to have an A380, which is an awesome concept as an avgeek, but questionable otherwise. Hi Fly acquired this A380 after Singapore…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Tap Portugal Business Class A321lr – 2

TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Offering Status Match

This year TAP Air Portugal is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and as part of that we're seeing more promotions through its frequent flyer program, Miles&Go. TAP's goal is to expand its membership base, especially outside of Portugal. TAP Air Portugal…

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Citi Double Cash Watermark

Citi Double Cash: More Valuable Than Ever Before

Understandably a lot of people are at least temporarily reassessing their approach to using credit cards. Some people are looking for ways to be more efficient with their strategy and spending, while others are looking to earn cash back rather than travel…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Cards
American Eagle Economy

Gogo Lowers Minimum Altitude For Wifi Connectivity

Gogo is expanding the altitudes at which its inflight wifi offering can be used on both business jets and regional jets, which is great news for passengers. Gogo is one of the world's largest providers of inflight wifi. The company has different wifi…

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Filed Under: Travel Technology
American 777 Business Class

American Airlines’ Shocking Response To A DOT Complaint

I read Department of Transportation filings for fun, because I'm weird (and what's covered in them is often relevant to what I write about, but I'm still weird). ;) Anyway, if you're not someone who usually reads this stuff, you need to make an exception.…

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Filed Under: American

Recent Trip Reports

United 787

United Airlines Adds Chicago To Tel Aviv Flight

United Airlines has just announced two long haul routes out of Chicago -- there's a new route that makes sense, while there's a route reinstatement that does surprise me. United Airlines has historically been by far the largest US airline in Israel,…

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El Al 787

Israel’s Government Taking Majority Stake In EL AL

Airlines around the globe are struggling to stay in business with the current pandemic. EL AL has been in an especially tough spot, as the airline hasn't been able to secure government funding, and more or less had to temporarily cease operations...…

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Conrad Bora Bora Watermark Room

Hilton Honors Card From American Express Review (2020)

Hotel credit cards can be incredibly valuable. Typically the cards have reasonable annual fees, and offer outsized value, ranging from annual free nights to status. What's rare is to see a hotel credit card that offers perks in spite of not having an…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 – 4

I Can’t Even With This Singapore Airlines Complaint

What are reasonable expectations to have when flying during the coronavirus pandemic? A reader points me to a complaint posted on Singapore Airlines' Facebook page, expressing frustration over a flight he describes as "daylight robbery." It does raise…

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Filed Under: Singapore
Jerry Remys Boston Airport – 1

US Passes 750K Daily Air Travelers Over July 4 Weekend

A few months ago demand for air travel began to plummet, as we've seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. During that time I've been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it's interesting to see how demand is evolving. The pace at which travel…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA, Travel
Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 3

Royal Air Maroc Dumping Nearly Half Of 787 Fleet

Airlines around the world are downsizing due to the current pandemic, and Royal Air Maroc is no exception, as reported by Morocco World News. However, there is one aspect of Royal Air Maroc's plan to shrink that surprises me. These updates come based…

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Filed Under: Royal Air Maroc
Gulfstream

Americans Charter Private Jet To Europe, Get Rejected

11 people chartered a private jet from the US to the European Union, and were refused entry, as reported by castedduonline.it. But they're angry. Really angry. They feel they were "treated like criminals," and plan to "ask for damages." First it's important…

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Filed Under: Travel