How Exactly do Airports get their Codes?
Jun05

How Exactly do Airports get their Codes?

If you’ve ever flown into an airport and wondered how in the world you managed to go from SDF to ORD (that’s Louisville to Chicago) and instead not from LOU to CHI, you’re not alone. The mystery of some airports’ codes goes back decades and often has nothing to do with the actual city, the airport, or the area itself. Some airports like SEA (Seattle), MIA (Miami), RDU (Raleigh Durham), and DEN (Denver) are...

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Earn Alaska Airlines MVP Elite Status Miles via Credit Cards
Jun05

Earn Alaska Airlines MVP Elite Status Miles via Credit Cards

If you haven’t been flying much in the past few months, you’re not alone. Airline loads are down, revenues are down, and the coveted elite fliers have not been filling the seats like they used to. Airlines have worked hard over years to maintain that level of loyalty and don’t want the covid-19 pandemic to deter people from considering flying with them in the future. Historically, the only way to earn elite status...

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Alaska Airlines Loses Emirates Redemptions. Temporary or Not?
Jun03

Alaska Airlines Loses Emirates Redemptions. Temporary or Not?

In what I can hope is only an error in their IT systems, the ability to redeem Alaska Airlines miles for Emirates flights, arguably one of the more valuable uses of Alaska Airlines miles, has disappeared overnight. The question now becomes whether this is a temporary or permanent change, an IT glitch or something larger because of Alaska Airlines new Oneworld partnership. Emirates Redemption Alaska Airlines allows you to take your...

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Amazon: $5 credit when you text a $50 gift card (Targeted)
May30

Amazon: $5 credit when you text a $50 gift card (Targeted)

Amazon is known for a lot of deals, and especially some good ones. Recently we’ve seen deals for 20% off orders while redeeming 1 membership reward point, 1 thank you point, and even a Discover cash back deal. Today’s targeted deal is with the Amazon gift card texting program. Simply text someone a $50 gift card and you’ll get a $5 credit on your next order. Click here to see if you’re eligible for the offer...

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The State of Alaska opens on June 5th to Tourists
May29

The State of Alaska opens on June 5th to Tourists

In what seems like a deluge of bad news on the travel front, a bit of good news has arrived. According to a press conference by the (R) governor of the State of Alaska Mike Dunleavy, the state will open on June 5th to tourists… with a catch. Current Travel Restrictions Currently the state has a mandatory 14 day quarantine in place for all non-essential travelers to the state of Alaska. This is not only limited to tourists, but...

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Berlin’s Airport is Finally, Fully, Completely, Closing
May26

Berlin’s Airport is Finally, Fully, Completely, Closing

The saga of the Berlin Tegel airport has been one that has lasted years. Originally scheduled to close back in 2012, the closing has been delayed and pushed back and moved for almost a full decade. Now a combination of factors, including the coronavirus, has finally brought the international Berlin Tegel airport to an end. Modern History of Berlin Tegel Airport The airport got a new runway back in 1948 during the Berlin Airlift, at...

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John Wayne Anaheim Airport Admiral’s Club, Lounge Review
May25

John Wayne Anaheim Airport Admiral’s Club, Lounge Review

Located just above gate 8 in the John Wayne SNA Airport, the Admiral’s Club is a great place to relax, far away from the hoards of screaming Disney children and their parents in the Anaheim airport. How to get to the Club Once you head past security, find gate 8. Turn around and ducked behind the “learn CPR” machine is an elevator to the club. During the winter the hours are limited because of the last flights out, but as long as you...

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$10 off $100 in Visa Gift Cards at Safeway, Albertsons, Vons
May24

$10 off $100 in Visa Gift Cards at Safeway, Albertsons, Vons

If you’ve got a Safeway grocery store near you, then here is a great Sunday Memorial Day weekend money-maker for you. Simply buy at least $100 in Visa Gift cards and you’ll get $10 off immediately at the register. The Offer This offer is good on any Visa Gift cards that Safeway sells, meaning you can buy 2 x $50 cards, 1 x $100 card, or even one of the variable $500 Visa cards. Buying any of them will trigger the discount...

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A Pre-Flight Checklist for the Covid-19 Era
May23

A Pre-Flight Checklist for the Covid-19 Era

You know that pilots go through a pre-flight checklist, right? Before every flight they’re in the cockpit checking to make sure that instruments and radios are functioning as normal. If you travel like us, you’re standing in your living room with all your luggage with this typical conversation: Jon – Do you have your passport?  Ben – Yup! I think, great now I have to check… Jon – Fine…...

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American Express adds a 10% Rebate for Select Take Out Restaurants
May22

American Express adds a 10% Rebate for Select Take Out Restaurants

It’s no secret that people are traveling less the past few months. Credit Cards are hurting for that spend, as credit cards earn a percentage of every swipe that you make when using your card. In order to get you to use that card, companies have started to get creative. American Express and their Amex Offers has always been a way to get extra out of your card membership.  Amex Offers Amex offers are an additional benefit...

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