Bessie Coleman – The First African American Female Aviator
Feb15

Bessie Coleman – The First African American Female Aviator

Welcome to February, Black History Month, the month that we celebrate the accomplishments and feats of African Americans. Diversity is the strength of the United States, and Bessie Coleman is a prime example of what makes America, and American Aviation, so great. Who was Bessie Coleman? Born January 26, 1892 to a sharecropper family in Texas, Bessie worked in the cotton fields while studying in school. Mind you, this was a segregated...

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Man Punches Woman’s Seat Because She Reclined
Feb13

Man Punches Woman’s Seat Because She Reclined

When it comes to the recline vs no-recline debate, things often get a bit…contentious. However, this takes it to another level. The Incident Wendi Williams (no, not that one), was traveling from New Orleans to Charlotte on American Airlines flight 4392. The flight was operated on an Embraer ERJ-175 – a regional commuter jet. Wendi was seated in seat 20D, one row from the back of the aircraft. According to Wendi, she wanted...

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Alaska Airlines partners with American Airlines to Join the OneWorld Alliance!
Feb13

Alaska Airlines partners with American Airlines to Join the OneWorld Alliance!

Well – this certainly came as a shock to those of us waking up on the West Coast today. In what came out of nowhere, Alaska Airlines just announced that they are partnering with American Airlines and joining the OneWorld Alliance. World Class Partnership Back in November of 2018, we first hinted on this, that Alaska Airlines might be looking to join the OneWorld Alliance, but nothing really came of it. The rumor came, the rumor...

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BREAKING: All New York Residents now Banned from Global Entry, Nexus. TSA Precheck Not yet Affected
Feb05

BREAKING: All New York Residents now Banned from Global Entry, Nexus. TSA Precheck Not yet Affected

In a sweeping order, the acting head of the DHS has eliminated applications of Global Entry and other Trusted Travel Programs for all New York Residents.

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US Raises China to Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel
Jan31

US Raises China to Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel

The US State Department has moved China to a Level 4 travel advisory. Level 4 is the highest travel advisory the State Department issues. For context, this is the same level advisory that’s given to North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. Let that sink in for a minute. What the State Department is Saying Along with the increase in advisory level, the State Department issued a statement: Do not travel to China due to the novel...

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Fitness Model Kicked out of Qantas Lounge, Claims Gender Discrimination
Jan24

Fitness Model Kicked out of Qantas Lounge, Claims Gender Discrimination

Fitness model and former WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie has accused Qantas of gender discrimination after she was kicked out of a Qantas lounge for allegedly violating their dress code. In a society where people will jump to social media to levy accusations at corporations for the smallest of slights, I’m siding with Qantas on this one, and I’m calling foul at her claim that the airline is doing anything unsightly. Check...

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Dog Goes on the Road Trip of a Lifetime – You Won’t Believe How!
Dec24

Dog Goes on the Road Trip of a Lifetime – You Won’t Believe How!

In what can be best described as a feel good story this Christmas, a stolen pitbull was rescued from West Virginia and reunited with his family in Butte, Montana in a rather unconventional way. More than a dozen volunteers formed a relay team of drivers and in total drove over 2,000 miles to reunited the family! From Fox2 News in Detroit, a family “friend” in Montana stole the dog a couple of months back and was pulled...

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A Perfect Storm of Problems cause MAJOR delays at Sea-Tac Airport
Dec22

A Perfect Storm of Problems cause MAJOR delays at Sea-Tac Airport

For the past two days, a bit of travel “hunger games” has been going on at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport. Seattle has been experiencing ridiculous amounts of rain and combined with a quasi baggage “strike” and holiday travel overloads, the travel experience has been a disaster.  Flooding has been rampant all over the city and with fog and low ceilings, airport operations are limited or slowed. An...

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The Sky Is NOT Falling: Thoughts on Hyatt’s New Award Rates
Dec09

The Sky Is NOT Falling: Thoughts on Hyatt’s New Award Rates

If you’ve been around any of the travel blogs over the past week or so, you may have noticed a bit of a freak out over some changes Hyatt is making to their award program. If you haven’t, surprise! Hyatt is making some changes to their award chart. While many bloggers got their posts quickly (and good ones at that), I decided to take my time. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with that approach. I...

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The Cupless Cup of Joe
Dec05

The Cupless Cup of Joe

The days of drinking your cup of Joe and tossing your single-use, plastic cup are hopefully coming to an end, thanks to this partnership between Air New Zealand and kiwi company twice. In a press release, Air New Zealand is following through on their commitment to curb their plastic waste by simply doing away with one of the unnecessarily wasteful items in on board catering service; the coffee cup. Have Your Coffee and Eat It Too...

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