It’s Lights Out at Washington National Airport

Developing. Washington's National airport (DCA) is currently without power. Continue reading It’s Lights Out at Washington National Airport...

Free AARP Membership and United’s Michelin Stars

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American Briefly Showed Award Space Online For Four New Partners, But They’ve Pulled It

American Briefly Showed Award Space Online For Four New Partners, But They’ve Pulled It by Gary Leff on August 15, 2018 Last night American Airlines started showing some award space online...

American Makes 4 More Partners Available for Online Award Booking

American Makes 4 More Partners Available for Online Award Booking by Gary Leff on August 14, 2018 The biggest mistake the average member of a frequent flyer program makes when it comes to...

Chase Eliminating Korean Air as Transfer Partner August 25

Chase Eliminating Korean Air as Transfer Partner August 25 by Gary Leff on August 14, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use...

New: 4% Cash Back on Dining Plus $500 Reward

New: 4% Cash Back on Dining Plus $500 Reward by Gary Leff on August 14, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use...

United Introducing New Seat Assignment Fees and New Benefits for Corporate Travelers

United Introducing New Seat Assignment Fees and New Benefits for Corporate Travelers by Gary Leff on August 13, 2018 Via Wandering Aramean United Airlines is making several changes to extract additional...

Here’s How Much Airlines Made Off Their Frequent Flyer Programs So Far This Year

Here’s How Much Airlines Made Off Their Frequent Flyer Programs So Far This Year by Gary Leff on August 13, 2018 Frequent flyer programs create tremendous value for airlines. They’re highly profitable, and...

Can Prayer Replace the Need for Aircraft Mechanics – and Even New Planes?

Can Prayer Replace the Need for Aircraft Mechanics — and Even New Planes? by Gary Leff on August 12, 2018 American Airlines is having trouble getting a mechanics contract done. They blame themselves...

American Airlines is Planning for Permanent $75 Oil, Still Sees $3 Billion Revenue Upside

American Airlines is Planning for Permanent $75 Oil, Still Sees $3 Billion Revenue Upside by Gary Leff on August 12, 2018 At the outset of an employee forum last week American Airlines President...

American Airlines President Confirms They’re Considering Dropping More Chicago – Asia Flights

American Airlines President Confirms They’re Considering Dropping More Chicago – Asia Flights by Gary Leff on August 12, 2018 Last week a Chicago-based flight attendant asked American’s President Robert Isom about “the rumor...

Fare Deal: Business Class For Less Than $2000 Roundtrip on Several Airlines

Fare Deal: Business Class For Less Than $2000 Roundtrip on Several Airlines by Gary Leff on August 11, 2018 United, Delta, and American are all offering business class roundtrips between Las Vegas and...

Marriott-Starwood Merger Continues: the Moment a Sheraton Gets Copies of the Book of Mormon

Marriott-Starwood Merger Continues: the Moment a Sheraton Gets Copies of the Book of Mormon by Gary Leff on August 11, 2018 Bibles have been in hotel rooms for over 100 years, dating back...

LEAKED: New Marriott Rewards Terms and Conditions

LEAKED: New Marriott Rewards Terms and Conditions by Gary Leff on August 11, 2018 Since announcing the new Marriott program in April there’s been inconsistent information about breakfast, about lounge access,...

6000 Free Southwest Points and New Priority Pass Airport Restaurant

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of...

Existing Marriott Travel Package Awards: Unavailable for a Month, Uncertain After That

Existing Marriott Travel Package Awards: Unavailable for a Month, Uncertain After That by Gary Leff on August 10, 2018 Marriott is launching a new program August 18th which will be the same for...

Mother Arrested in Dubai for Drinking Glass of Wine on Emirates Flights. Really?

Mother Arrested in Dubai for Drinking Glass of Wine on Emirates Flights. Really? by Gary Leff on August 10, 2018 A 44 year old woman and mother of three arrived in Dubai off...

American Airlines DC Flight Delayed By 1400 Pounds of Government Paperwork

American Airlines DC Flight Delayed By 1400 Pounds of Government Paperwork by Gary Leff on August 9, 2018 On Monday there was so much government bureaucracy that 1400 pounds of federal...

This Delta Baggage Handler is Everything That’s Wrong With Air Travel

This Delta Baggage Handler is Everything That’s Wrong With Air Travel by Gary Leff on August 9, 2018 It’s often been said that there are two kinds of luggage: carry on...

What Makes a Great Hotel Room, and How Can They Ruin It?

God Save the Points asks what makes a great hotel room. His list includes well-located power ports; plenty of bottled water; fast wifi; motion-sensing night lights; luggage space; amenity kit; and working quiet...

Pilot Who Died in Crash Listed Taylor Swift as His Emergency Contact

Pilot Who Died in Crash Listed Taylor Swift as His Emergency Contact by Gary Leff on August 8, 2018 A Canadian pilot with a history of bank robberies died in a...

Final Week for United Explorer Statement Credit and Initial Bonus Offer

Final Week for United Explorer Statement Credit and Initial Bonus Offer by Gary Leff on August 8, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have...

Watch American Airlines Breakfast Carts Fall Over in Turbulence

Watch American Airlines Breakfast Carts Fall Over in Turbulence by Gary Leff on August 8, 2018 It’s easy to forget incidents like Singapore Airlines SQ308 Singapore – London in mid-2013 where...

Chase Launching New ‘Sapphire Banking’ August 27

Chase Launching New ‘Sapphire Banking’ August 27 by Gary Leff on August 7, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links,...

Great ANA First Class Award Availability, and a Brief Window to Book at a...

Great ANA First Class Award Availability, and a Brief Window to Book at a Discount by Gary Leff on August 7, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog....

Who Does the Overhead Bin Space Belong To, Anyway?

Who Does the Overhead Bin Space Belong To, Anyway? by Gary Leff on August 7, 2018 Before 9/11 it was common for airlines to allow two full-sized carry on bags onboard and that...

Always Be Careful With Hotel Special Offers

Always Be Careful With Hotel Special Offers by Gary Leff on August 6, 2018 Frequently when a hotel bundles services in with your rate your rate you’re going to pay a lot for...

Which is Better Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou Premier?

Which is Better Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou Premier? by Gary Leff on August 6, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to...

Off Duty Emirates Pilot Stole Beers from the Galley, Threatened to Blow Up A380

Off Duty Emirates Pilot Stole Beers from the Galley, Threatened to Blow Up A380 by Gary Leff on August 6, 2018 Gulf News is reporting that an off duty Emirates pilot...

Trend? People Request Wheelchair Assistance for Airport Priority When They’re Just Fine

Trend? People Request Wheelchair Assistance for Airport Priority When They’re Just Fine by Gary Leff on August 5, 2018 Thanks to a reader, with apologies I’m no longer certain who, CBS ran a...

Why Flight Attendants Hate Diet Coke and Are Funny Safety Videos a Good Idea?

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Again! 30% Bonus on Transfers from American Express to Virgin Atlantic

Again! 30% Bonus on Transfers from American Express to Virgin Atlantic by Gary Leff on August 5, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have...

United Pilot Shows What He Thinks of Catering and the Worst Thing to Do...

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United Re-Opens Boarding Door and Delays Flight to Solicit Volunteers, Seat a Family of...

United Re-Opens Boarding Door and Delays Flight to Solicit Volunteers, Seat a Family of Three by Gary Leff on August 4, 2018 A passenger on United’s flight 1697 from New York LaGuardia to...

Dead: Final 100% Mileage Earning Loophole for American Airlines Flights

Dead: Final 100% Mileage Earning Loophole for American Airlines Flights by Gary Leff on August 4, 2018 Two years ago American Airlines joined Delta and United in awarding miles for flights based on...

TSA Admits to Following Thousands of Americans, and Not One of Them Was a...

TSA Admits to Following Thousands of Americans, and Not One of Them Was a Threat by Gary Leff on August 3, 2018 The TSA has failed to meaningfully detect dangerous items going through...

Chase Card Services CEO on Why They Aren’t Really Losing Money On You and...

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Aeroplan Announces They’ll Partner With Porter Airlines

Aeroplan Announces They’ll Partner With Porter Airlines by Gary Leff on August 3, 2018 If you’re going to reject a cash offer for one of your assets that’s great than your...

Good American Airlines Business Class Award Space to Europe

Good American Airlines Business Class Award Space to Europe by Gary Leff on August 2, 2018 American AAdvantage miles are tough to use for actually flying American. That’s changed somewhat over the...

New Starwood Luxury Card Launch Date is August 23

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American Express Refreshes Starwood Offers: 175,000 Points With 2 Cards

American Express Refreshes Starwood Offers: 175,000 Points With 2 Cards by Gary Leff on August 1, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to...

Watch a Self-Upgrader Get Dragged Out of Korean Air Business Class

Watch a Self-Upgrader Get Dragged Out of Korean Air Business Class by Gary Leff on August 1, 2018 You can’t even just change to any open seat in economy anymore now...

Hyatt Introducing Alliance With Over 500 Boutique Hotel Properties in 80 Countries

Hyatt Introducing Alliance With Over 500 Boutique Hotel Properties in 80 Countries by Gary Leff on August 1, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t...

A Simple Tip for Using My Home Airport: Austin

A Simple Tip for Using My Home Airport: Austin by Gary Leff on July 31, 2018 Austin is the fastest growing airport in the country, no doubt why Delta is talking about making...

New Worst Airline in the Country? Meet Via Air

Back in April Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines stranded hundreds of passengers in Mexico when the airline cancelled its last flights of the season. They offered customers refunds and told them to go buy...

American Airlines Has a Second Boeing 737 Being Reconfigured For Less Comfort

American Airlines Has a Second Boeing 737 Being Reconfigured For Less Comfort by Gary Leff on July 31, 2018 At the end of June American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told employees, “We’re not...

An Airport Lounge United, American, Delta and Frontier Elites All Can Access

An Airport Lounge United, American, Delta and Frontier Elites All Can Access by Gary Leff on July 30, 2018 Back in April I wrote about hidden lounges: airport clubs your membership...

Hyatt Walks Away from Acquiring NH Hotels and United Focuses on Towns With Under...

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Hilton Resurrecting ‘LXR Collection’ and Picking Up 1/3 Of Starwood’s Dubai Portfolio

Hilton Resurrecting ‘LXR Collection’ and Picking Up 1/3 Of Starwood’s Dubai Portfolio by Gary Leff on July 30, 2018 Earlier in the month it was reported that Marriott-Starwood would be losing...

Airline Practices Customer Service Time Travel

Airline Practices Customer Service Time Travel by Gary Leff on July 29, 2018 JetBlue has been in the news for making a jilted bridesmaid whole after she bailed on the wedding...