Delta’s Quirky Way to Service First Class
Jun07

Delta’s Quirky Way to Service First Class

Before Quarantine, I was flying back on a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Seattle, eagerly awaiting my meal while sitting in the bulkhead, row 1. As I took off my new Bose headphones to talk to the flight attendant, she just walked right by me to the back of the cabin. Say What?! Turns out, as much as I’ve flown on Delta (I’m almost a one million miler), they’ve got a type of service called FEBO. Most...

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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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Stealth Mileage Plan Devaluation? Alaska Airlines Restricts JAL First Class Awards
Jun04

Stealth Mileage Plan Devaluation? Alaska Airlines Restricts JAL First Class Awards

Has Alaska Airlines devalued one of their most valuable redemptions without telling anyone? We look into the program’s latest award issue.

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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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Happy Birthday, Mom
Jun01

Happy Birthday, Mom

I think it’s safe to say that this is a weird time for everyone. While things are starting to show signs of returning to normal in some parts of the world, there’s still a significant way to go. However, there are some days that just feel more weird than other. Today is one of those days for me. Today would have been another year of my Mom celebrating her “27th birthday”. Unfortunately, this will be the fourth...

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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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Why You Shouldn’t Redeem Alaska Miles for Emirates Flights
May29

Why You Shouldn’t Redeem Alaska Miles for Emirates Flights

With recent award changes, should Emirates Skywards program replace Alaska’s mileage plan as your preferred way to book Emirates first class?

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What Should You Do If The Airline Won’t Refund You?
May27

What Should You Do If The Airline Won’t Refund You?

You’ve probably had a flight get canceled over the past few months. Most airlines will do the right thing and refund you, but what should you do when the airline plays hardball?

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