Monthly Archives: September 2011

Last Day for Amtrak Points Bonus

Today’s the last day for Amtrak’s 50% points bonus on purchases of at least 5k points.  Even at the normal point prices, purchasing points for an award is cheaper than a cash fare–especially for last minute travel–on some routes such … Continue reading

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Say Your Last Name

There’s been a TSA policy of asking passengers to say their name at the ID/boarding pass check for a few  months now. I went through the checkpoint at JFK Terminal 7 tonight, I finally got a taste.  The TSO asked … Continue reading

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Schwab Visa

There’s another mourner:  Seth at The Wandering Aramean.  The loss of both the 2% cashback and no foreign transaction fees have left me searching for a new primary credit card.

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A New Generation of Global Jet-Setters

The Wall Street Journal discusses how “20-Somethings Rack Up Frequent-Flier Miles to Take Far-Flung Journeys; Flying to Fiji for Lunch” in its Middle Seat column.

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Potentially Easy Grand Slam Hit

FlyerTalk hypothesizes that the Audience Rewards Trivia Contest for US Airways miles might count as a hit.  It takes a moment and the answers can be readily found on the Internet.

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Air Canada Discounts

Airfare Watchdog points out Air Canada’s 15% off coupon (FLYDEC15) for US/Canada travel through December 15, booked by midnight September 25 and a world-wide discount (FLYFEB29) booked by midnight September 25th.

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Mileage Plus in 2012

UA Insider announced next year’s changes to Mileage Plus on FlyerTalk, on MilePoint, and United’s website. To first cover the issues… The rumored speculation about revenue requirements never came (To quote UA Insider, “Heard any good rumors lately?”). For Gold … Continue reading

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Denver to New York via Los Angeles

Since there are no Saturday night redeyes from Denver to the New York-area, I caught a 7PM flight from Denver to Los Angeles to connect to the LAX-JFK p.s. redeye.  As a reminder, Gogo has a sponsored 30 minute window … Continue reading

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StarMegaDo in Denver

I had the chance to spend some time in one of United’s A320 simulators as part of a charity auction on behalf of the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.  Jason Dahl was captain of United 93 on September 11, 2001.  … Continue reading

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More Taxes for Airfare

The passenger security fee might be going up as part of Obama’s deficit reduction program.  Matthew at Upgrd reminds us of the bits of the TSA we don’t need:  whole body imaging.

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