Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dollar Coin Advertising

I’m in Washington D.C. this weekend.  In lieu of as-I-go hotel reports, I offer up an ad from the U.S. Mint on the DC Metro: Sadly, the Mint killed off the credit card-based direct ship program recently; otherwise, I would … Continue reading

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Last month, JetBlue announced they wouldn’t have another All You Can Jet promotion.  It’s been revived in the form of BluePass which offers “unlimited” travel to/from either Boston or Long Beach, CA, depending on the plan selected.  To refresh memories, … Continue reading

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Livery Spotting

United’s A320 painted in its “Friendship Livery” pulled up right before we pushed back for our IAD-DEN leg two weeks ago.  

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A 787 in Albuquerque

Boeing sent one of its 787’s, ZA004 with tail number N7874 down to Albuquerque.

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Reduced Airfare Taxes

Since Congress failed to reauthorize the FAA at midnight, many of the taxes on airfare have been suspended.  There’s been an opportunity for airlines to try raising their fares.  Virgin America is calling attention to the tax holiday with a … Continue reading

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The Sandia Mountains

In lieu of another trip this weekend, I offer a picture of the Sandia Mountains from last week’s trip. The tram ride up the mountain was billed as a “flight,” but I doubt I’ll be earning my elite minimums with … Continue reading

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Plane Spotting

Rather than adopt a photography is a crime attitude, Albuquerque Sunport has a few areas setup for plane spotting. The North area has a covered picnic bench in the shape of a plane. The cover for the garbage can is … Continue reading

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US Mint Ends Credit Card $1 Coin Orders

After a long string of stories about the program, the U.S. Mint has finally stopped taking orders for its dollar coin direct ship program paid by credit card. It’s too bad as I was planning on quickly finishing up the … Continue reading

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Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport

To kick off completing my three stays under the Visa Signature promotion, I stayed at a Hilton for my trip to New Mexico.

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American’s Fleet Upgrade

American Airlines announced their order for 460 new planes, 260 from Airbus and 200 from Boeing, this morning to modernize its domestic fleet.  This weekend, I had the “joy” of riding in two MD-82’s slated to be replaced by these … Continue reading

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