New Citi Credit Card Deal and Aer Lingus Photobombing the Royal Wedding

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First Class Transatlantic Award Seats Available From West Coast

First Class Transatlantic Award Seats Available From West Coast by Gary Leff on May 20, 2018 First class seats between the US and Europe are limited. Lufthansa usually doesn’t open...

The Single Most Customer-Unfriendly Policy in Travel – And a Workaround

The Single Most Customer-Unfriendly Policy in Travel – And a Workaround by Gary Leff on May 20, 2018 Booking Qantas first class awards but not being able to find American Airlines space Austin...

Why American Airlines Won’t Fly to India or Dubai

Why American Airlines Won’t Fly to India or Dubai by Gary Leff on May 20, 2018 Three years ago there were rumblings about American flying to Abu Dhabi and two years...

Truth About Hyatt’s New 15% Discount Rate

Truth About Hyatt’s New 15% Discount Rate by Gary Leff on May 19, 2018 Hotel chains want you to book directly through them because it costs them less to make a reservation themselves...

Two Important Points Scoring Qantas First Class Awards and American Domestic Connections

Two Important Points Scoring Qantas First Class Awards and American Domestic Connections by Gary Leff on May 19, 2018 One of my cousins in Sydney is getting married. I just...

Singapore Airlines First Class Awards Are Easy to Book

Singapore Airlines First Class Awards Are Easy to Book by Gary Leff on May 19, 2018 I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links,...

Hijacker DB Cooper Finally Identified and Earn Miles for Paying Bills Service Will Survive...

Hijacker DB Cooper Finally Identified and Earn Miles for Paying Bills Service Will Survive a Bit Longer by Gary Leff on May 18, 2018 News and notes from around the interweb: More...

Status Match for Free American Flagship Lounge Access and VIP Airport Escort Service

Status Match for Free American Flagship Lounge Access and VIP Airport Escort Service by Gary Leff on May 18, 2018 Mere days ago I wrote a guide for asking airlines to...

Arriving in Toronto This Summer? Expect to Wait an Hour on the Tarmac

Arriving in Toronto This Summer? Expect to Wait an Hour on the Tarmac by Gary Leff on May 18, 2018 According to a Border Services Agency memo between May 28 and...

United Bringing Food Back to First Class on 3 Hour Domestic Flights

United Bringing Food Back to First Class on 3 Hour Domestic Flights by Gary Leff on May 17, 2018 Two weeks ago I wrote that United had confirmed cutbacks to meals in domestic...

US Surgeon General Came to the Rescue of Passenger on Delta Flight

US Surgeon General Came to the Rescue of Passenger on Delta Flight by Gary Leff on May 17, 2018 The Surgeon General of the United States came to the rescue of a passenger...

Delta, American, and United Took Out a Full Page Ad to Suck Up to...

Delta, American, and United Took Out a Full Page Ad to Suck Up to Donald Trump by Gary Leff on May 16, 2018 After 3 years of intense lobbying to try to get...

How American Airlines Sees New York – and Why They Fail in the Big...

How American Airlines Sees New York – and Why They Fail in the Big Apple by Gary Leff on May 16, 2018 American Airlines President Isom told employees on Friday how the airline...

Airline Employee Offered to Smuggle C4 Onto a Plane and Fee-Free Credit Card Payments

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, Capital One and other...

New Boarding Group Ahead Of First Class

New Boarding Group Ahead Of First Class by Gary Leff on May 15, 2018 American Airlines first class passengers board in group one. But group one isn’t first. ConciergeKey...

President of American Airlines Says Your Ticket Prices Are Going to Go Up. Don’t...

President of American Airlines Says Your Ticket Prices Are Going to Go Up. Don’t Be So Sure. by Gary Leff on May 15, 2018 American Airlines President Robert Isom told employees in a...

American Airlines President Complains About Lack of Competition – With No Sense of Irony

American Airlines President Complains About Lack of Competition – With No Sense of Irony by Gary Leff on May 15, 2018 America West took over US Airways, which then took over American Airlines....

One Immigration Mistake You Could Easily Make and How Much People Spend on Uber/Lyft

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading One...

American Airlines Cracking Down on Emotional Support Animals – Going Way Beyond United, Delta

American Airlines Cracking Down on Emotional Support Animals — Going Way Beyond United, Delta by Gary Leff on May 14, 2018 American Airlines has just announced a change to its policies...

The Moment Two Planes Collide – Totally Taking Out the Tail of an Airbus...

The Moment Two Planes Collide — Totally Taking Out the Tail of an Airbus A321 by Gary Leff on May 14, 2018 An Airbus A330-300 belonging to South Korean Star Alliance...

Hurry: Wide Open American Airlines Business and First Class Awards to London for 4-5...

Hurry: Wide Open American Airlines Business and First Class Awards to London for 4-5 People by Gary Leff on May 13, 2018 During the late fall through early spring (end of schedule) there’s...

American Airlines Kicks Off First Class Robin Hood For Sending Drinks Back to Coach

American Airlines Kicks Off First Class Robin Hood For Sending Drinks Back to Coach by Gary Leff on May 13, 2018 Justin Ross Lee is known for playing Robin Hood and taking bottles...

Chinese Tour Guide Deported for Pulling Flight Attendant’s Hair

Chinese Tour Guide Deported for Pulling Flight Attendant’s Hair by Gary Leff on May 13, 2018 A Chinese tour guide leading a group of 16 found himself embroiled in an altercation...

This Woman is Amazing: Facebook Lives As She Gets Kicked Off Spirit Airlines

This Woman is Amazing: Facebook Lives As She Gets Kicked Off Spirit Airlines by Gary Leff on May 12, 2018 Earlier this month a woman was kicked off of a Spirit...

Watch: Woman Finds Cheating Husband at the Airport, Grabs His Paramour By the Hair...

Watch: Woman Finds Cheating Husband at the Airport, Grabs His Paramour By the Hair at Check-in by Gary Leff on May 12, 2018 A woman discovered her husband was sneaking away...

US Airlines Finally Declaring Victory, Getting Nothing, and Moving on From Fight Against Gulf...

US Airlines Finally Declaring Victory, Getting Nothing, and Moving on From Fight Against Gulf Carriers by Gary Leff on May 12, 2018 For three years Delta, United and American have been complaining that...

New Business Class Seat Will Make Flying Safe for Germaphobes

New Business Class Seat Will Make Flying Safe for Germaphobes by Gary Leff on May 11, 2018 On a plane your seat belt buckle may contain germs from the previous passenger....

Marriott Thinks They Can Out-Airbnb Airbnb Even Though Their CEO’s Never Tried One

Marriott Thinks They Can Out-Airbnb Airbnb Even Though Their CEO’s Never Tried One by Gary Leff on May 11, 2018 Arne Sorenson thinks Marriott can out-Airbnb Airbnb by offering consistency, products, and service. As...

Emirates Says No to Merger With Etihad, Is The Ruling Family of Dubai Telling...

Emirates Says No to Merger With Etihad, Is The Ruling Family of Dubai Telling the Truth? by Gary Leff on May 11, 2018 Etihad was an airline that started when Gulf Air eliminated...

New Apple Credit Card – Called Apple Pay – Launching Next Year

New Apple Credit Card – Called Apple Pay – Launching Next Year by Gary Leff on May 10, 2018 Barclays currently issues the Apple credit card. It’s fairly weak — no signup...

Kimpton ‘Likes’ How IHG is Killing Them and British Airways Admits Planes are Dirty

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Kimpton...

American Airlines Supervisor Demanded to Know ‘How Many Boobs’ Breastfeeding Mom Has

Issues around breastfeeding aren't new. And there's no reason to dig in when making a mistake, humiliating customers. If there's a disagreement, check out and see who is right. Especially for a...

Flying Without ID and Paying for Seats With Points

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Flying...

Marriott Backs Down on Lifetime Elite Status for Starwood Members (and Clarifies Amex Platinum...

Marriott's legacy program offered lifetime 75 night elite status, and those who already achieved that status in the Marriott program, or who achieve it through Marriott-only activity by the end of the year, get...

Details on United’s Meal Cutbacks, First Class Goes Hungry

Over the weekend I wrote that United had confirmed cutbacks to meals in domestic first class on flights under four hours outside of departures between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Unfortunately it's not whether or...

World Best Airline Food Includes United, American..? and Passenger Overcharged Because of Long Name

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading World...

Wide Open Lufthansa First Class Awards, Book Now

Earlier today I wrote about Lufthansa first class awards being available Chicago - Frankfurt. That's rare because Lufthansa usually only allows partner frequent flyer programs to book Lufthansa first class within two weeks...

American Testing New Food, Serving Pasta and Sliders in Admirals Clubs

American Airlines Admirals Club have had a hit with their made to order guacamole in the afternoons. Unfortunately it's not available at my home airport in Austin but I've sampled it all around the...

How the Government Keeps Sticking it to Passengers in Dallas to Benefit Big Airlines

The government has been meddling with Dallas Love Field to benefit large alines and hurt consumers since the early 1970s. Don't delude yourself into thinking that when the government regulates airlines, or other...

Can You Use the Bathroom While the Seat Belt Sign is On? The Definitive...

Generally flight attendants don’t actually care if you use the lavatory while the seat belt sign is on. They have to tell you that the seat belt sign is on. They cannot tell you...

Rack Up Miles and Bonuses Eating Out at Restaurants

Dining for miles is one of the easy and free ways you can rack up points. Register, use your credit card when you dine out, and if it happens to be at a participating...

New Biggest Ever Offer for Barclays AAdvantage Business Card

American AAdvantage has two banks issuing credit cards to members in the U.S.: Citibank and Barclays. Citibank advertises online, through direct mail, and in American’s club lounges. Barclays advertises in the airport (but not...

China Dictating US Airline Website Design and Award Charts

In January China flexed its muscles against Marriott at a time that the US President began making rumblings of a trade war. They shut down Marriott's booking engines in the country. ...

How Resort Fees are Backfiring on Vegas and Hotel Requests of the Rich &...

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading How...

Phoenix Will Replace Small Priority Pass Space With New 10,000 Square Foot Lounge: Whose...

Currently Phoenix Airport’s terminal 4 B concourse has a Priority Pass-accessible “The Club” lounge. It opened in 2014 and it quite small, 2985 square feet. It has food and drink, but the furniture is...

United Confirms Cuts to Meal Service on Flights Under 4 Hours

Wednesday United's website indicated they were eliminating full meals on flights under 4 hours outside of dinner time. I reached out to United and they confirmed the change. This looks like a...

Hyatt May Buy Another Hotel Brand and How Airbus Rose to Compete With Boeing

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Hyatt...

Air France CEO Commits Corporate Seppuku, Labor Unions Notch Victory in France

While it's not clear yet what the shakeup will mean, a union official says planned strikes Monday and Tuesday will "probably" go forward. For now the unions have a scalp. It's unclear whether the...

United Express Flight Attendant Accused of Flying Drunk, Making Bizarre Announcement

A passenger from onboard United Express flight UA4689 from Denver to Williston, North Dakota posted a photo to twitter yesterday of a flight attendant that she said was "drunk and disorderly" on Thursday. Reportedly "police...