This Hotel Chain is also Registering you to Vote when you Stay
Sep09

This Hotel Chain is also Registering you to Vote when you Stay

It’s no secret that this November election is going to be the most important in the history of our nation. Voter registration is up and people are concerned, rightfully so, about the coronavirus and the voting booth. One hotel chain is turning over 500 locations into voter registration centers, allowing you to register to vote when you check-in. What’s ESA? ESA, or Extended Stay America, is a chain of long-term hotel stays...

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Where to get a free 24-48 hour Covid test in Seattle
Jul11

Where to get a free 24-48 hour Covid test in Seattle

If you live in, work in, or visit Seattle, you’re eligible to get free testing from the City of Seattle. Due to a partnership with the county and the University of Washington, you can get tested at one of two drive in locations, by appointment, for free. How to Register According to the city of Seattle, anyone can get registered to get tested. From the city’s website: If you attended large gatherings, you MAY have been...

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Ouch. LATAM Airlines is pulling out of Argentina
Jun17

Ouch. LATAM Airlines is pulling out of Argentina

After 15 years of operation in the country, LATAM Argentina formally announced that they are going to stop operating in the country effective immediately. This means that there will now be an almost full monopoly on routes inside of Argentina, and a suspension of services to Santiago, Lima, Miami and Sao Paolo. From the Argentine newspaper La Nacion, the exact details have yet to be worked out because there are, of course, miles of...

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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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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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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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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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Dubai Postpones Expo 2020 until 2021
May13

Dubai Postpones Expo 2020 until 2021

Dubai has been preparing for the Dubai Expo 2020 since it was announced as the host city in 2013. An entire mini-city is under construction near the second Dubai Airport to hold all of the exhibits. Unfortunately, chalk the Dubai Expo 2020 as another delayed victim of the Coronavirus. New dates have been announced, and the event has been postponed. New Dates Announced It was originally slated to open on October 20, 2020, and run...

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