Why Airlines Should Charge Passengers to Use the Lavatory

Why Airlines Should Charge Passengers to Use the Lavatory by Gary Leff on December 1, 2018 Whenever Ryanair is out of the news their CEO Michael O’Leary talks about making passengers...

Hyatt’s New SLH Properties – By Redemption Category. Are They a Good Deal?

Hyatt has launched its partnership with SLH hotels offering points and elite credit earning on paid stays, and points redemptions. More options for where to use your points are better. Full stop. And...

If You Can’t Stand Each Other Please Don’t Fly Together

If You Can’t Stand Each Other Please Don’t Fly Together by Gary Leff on November 30, 2018 Right before Thanksgiving an American Airlines flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles had...

Now That United is Introducing Premium Economy,, How Are They Handling Awards and Upgrades?

Now That United is Introducing Premium Economy,, How Are They Handling Awards and Upgrades? by Gary Leff on November 30, 2018 United announced that international premium economy will go on sale on Monday...

United’s CEO Gives Up His First Class Seat to an Elderly Nervous Flyer

United’s CEO Gives Up His First Class Seat to an Elderly Nervous Flyer by Gary Leff on November 30, 2018 When Oscar Munoz came on as United Airlines CEO as a rushed replacement...

Air France Expected to Shut Down Joon, Apologize to Millennials

Air France Expected to Shut Down Joon, Apologize to Millennials by Gary Leff on November 29, 2018 It’s been a year since Air France started service under the ‘Joon’ brand. A...

Marriott Still Isn’t Getting Its Program Merger Right and Airlines That Will Lose Your...

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 Marriott...

Southwest Apologizes For Gate Agent Making Fun of 5 Year Old Girl’s Name. But...

Southwest Apologizes For Gate Agent Making Fun of 5 Year Old Girl’s Name. But Should the Mom Apologize Too? by Gary Leff on November 29, 2018 When I was 7 years old my...

Hurry: Free & Easy 5000 IHG Rewards Club Points

Hurry: Free & Easy 5000 IHG Rewards Club Points by Gary Leff on November 28, 2018 IHG Rewards Club is offering 5000 points for sharing a photo of yourself on Twitter...

United’s Credit Card Performance is Still Lagging, According to the Airline’s Chief Commercial Officer

United’s Credit Card Performance is Still Lagging, According to the Airline’s Chief Commercial Officer by Gary Leff on November 28, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. ...

Man Says He’s a Terrorist With Women’s Hearts, Flight Aborts Takeoff

Man Says He’s a Terrorist With Women’s Hearts, Flight Aborts Takeoff by Gary Leff on November 28, 2018 When a man declared himself a terrorist in his dating life, his Jet...

Alaska Airlines Expects to Join oneworld Alliance as a Connect Member

Alaska Airlines Expects to Join oneworld Alliance as a Connect Member by Gary Leff on November 27, 2018 Earlier I asked whether Royal Air Maroc is about to join oneworld. The ...

American Airlines Doesn’t Even Teach New Flight Attendants How the Ovens Work

American Airlines Doesn’t Even Teach New Flight Attendants How the Ovens Work by Gary Leff on November 27, 2018 At the beginning of last week I wrote about American’s service training for new...

ANA Introducing New First Class Suites With Doors

ANA Introducing New First Class Suites With Doors by Gary Leff on November 27, 2018 Star Alliance carrier ANA is introducing Airbus A380 service between Tokyo and Honolulu. They didn’t really want...

Air Canada’s Acquisition of Aeroplan is a Done Deal, Now Time to Learn New...

Air Canada’s Acquisition of Aeroplan is a Done Deal, Now Time to Learn New Program Details by Gary Leff on November 26, 2018 The frequent flyer program Aeroplan was spun off from Air...

Kanye and Kim Kardashian Chartered a 747, and She’s Giving Us a Tour

Kanye and Kim Kardashian Chartered a 747, and She’s Giving Us a Tour by Gary Leff on November 26, 2018 Kim Kardashian posted an instagram story boarding a private Boeing 747, and shares...

United Cyber Monday Award Sale: Up to 50% Off Europe Redemptions

United Cyber Monday Award Sale: Up to 50% Off Europe Redemptions by Gary Leff on November 26, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You...

Flight Attendant Refuses Passenger Water, Gives Him Ice and Says “Wait For It to...

Flight Attendant Refuses Passenger Water, Gives Him Ice and Says “Wait For It to Melt” by Gary Leff on November 25, 2018 United Airlines President Scott Kirby tried several passenger-unfriendly innovations when he...

5 of the Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards Right Now

5 of the Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards Right Now by Gary Leff on November 25, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You...

How Much Should Frequent Flyer Balances Matter When Choosing a Date?

How Much Should Frequent Flyer Balances Matter When Choosing a Date? by Gary Leff on November 25, 2018 I was in the audience in Colorado Springs 15 years ago when frequent...

Flight Attendant Caught Smuggling $190,000 Cash, Says They Just Were Too Tired to Go...

Flight Attendant Caught Smuggling $190,000 Cash, Says They Just Were Too Tired to Go Shopping by Gary Leff on November 24, 2018 Flight crew are responsible for our safety during travel,...

Marriott Test Site Leaks, New Name for Marriott’s Loyalty Program Revealed?

Marriott Test Site Leaks, New Name for Marriott’s Loyalty Program Revealed? by Gary Leff on November 24, 2018 There’s discussion on Flyertalk and also at One Mile at a Time about Marriott’s new...

New British Airways First Class Seats and Why Cathay Should Stick With oneworld

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 New...

3 Reasons to Get Citi’s New No Annual Fee AAdvantage Card

3 Reasons to Get Citi’s New No Annual Fee AAdvantage Card by Gary Leff on November 23, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You...

Discovering You’re Expecting Identical Twins – From a United Flight Attendant, Plus 80% Off...

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...

Charlotte Will Get a Centurion Lounge in 2019

Charlotte Will Get a Centurion Lounge in 2019 by Gary Leff on November 23, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these...

Best Deal Ever on Perhaps the Most Valuable Miles in the World (First Class...

Best Deal Ever on Perhaps the Most Valuable Miles in the World (First Class Award to Europe $855) by Gary Leff on November 22, 2018 The best Star Alliance frequent flyer program in...

Frequent Flyer Program Head Warns Airlines About Risk of Further Devaluations

Frequent Flyer Program Head Warns Airlines About Risk of Further Devaluations by Gary Leff on November 22, 2018 Airlines need to satisfy their frequent flyer program members or else those members may jump...

Let Me Thank You – View from the Wing

Thank you. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. Thank you for commenting and sharing you experiences. Thank you for the e-mails — expressions of your own thanks, but...

Can You Change to an Open, Empty Seat on a Plane? It Depends on...

Can You Change to an Open, Empty Seat on a Plane? It Depends on the Airline by Gary Leff on November 21, 2018 United, American, and Southwest take very different approaches to passengers...

Results of the New American Airlines Employee Survey Are Out

Results of the New American Airlines Employee Survey Are Out by Gary Leff on November 21, 2018 Last year American Airlines conducted an extensive anonymous survey of its employees. They received...

145% Bonus Buying Miles and $2645 for Executive Platinum Status

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...

Boeing 787 Full of Passengers Held Up Until Passengers Came Up With $360 to...

Boeing 787 Full of Passengers Held Up Until Passengers Came Up With $360 to Pay for Repairs by Gary Leff on November 20, 2018 In 2011 passengers on a flight from...

American Airlines Introduces A Flight Worse Than All its Others

American Airlines Introduces A Flight Worse Than All its Others by Gary Leff on November 20, 2018 As a kid I flew American Airlines DC-10 service to Sydney via Honolulu. That meant...

Chase Rebates and Hotel Credit Card Scam

I receive compensation for content and 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...

Cathay Pacific ‘Black Friday’ Sale Up to $1000 Off With Promo Code

Cathay Pacific ‘Black Friday’ Sale Up to $1000 Off With Promo Code by Gary Leff on November 19, 2018 Cathay Pacific is offering legit discounts off of their fares when booked...

Credit Cards That Come With the Best Elite Status

I receive compensation for content and 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...

Report: 100,000 Bonus for Amex Platinum Back Via CardMatch Tool

Report: 100,000 Bonus for Amex Platinum Back Via CardMatch Tool by Gary Leff on November 18, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to...

American’s CEO Focuses on Operation Over Customers Because He Believes That’s What Customers Want

American’s CEO Focuses on Operation Over Customers Because He Believes That’s What Customers Want by Gary Leff on November 18, 2018 American Airlines has focused on ‘D0’ — departing exactly on time —...

3% Rebate Debit Card Launches and Singapore Airlines Status Matches

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 3%...

The Joys of Flying Standby, Set to Bohemian Rhapsody

The Joys of Flying Standby, Set to Bohemian Rhapsody by Gary Leff on November 17, 2018 This is just brilliant, you’re going to want to share this with anyone you know...

Heartbreaking: Woman Shipped 80 Year Old Father to Denver With His Dog And No...

Heartbreaking: Woman Shipped 80 Year Old Father to Denver With His Dog And No One to Care For Him But United by Gary Leff on November 17, 2018 I’ve written about the best...

American’s New Domestic First Class Cheeseburger

American’s New Domestic First Class Cheeseburger by Gary Leff on November 17, 2018 American Airlines has a new cheeseburger in domestic first class at lunch. Here’s what it looks like...

What Priority Pass Lounge Access Is Like in the U.S., In One Sign

What Priority Pass Lounge Access Is Like in the U.S., In One Sign by Gary Leff on November 16, 2018 Provide decent food and people will come to the airport early....

American Airlines Finally Plans to Fix Their ‘Concept D’ Business Class Seats

American Airlines Finally Plans to Fix Their ‘Concept D’ Business Class Seats by Gary Leff on November 16, 2018 When American Airlines rolled out their ‘Concept D’ business class seat with the Boeing...

The 10 Best Deals on Rewards Credit Cards For November, Ranked

The 10 Best Deals on Rewards Credit Cards For November, Ranked by Gary Leff on November 16, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You...

Air France Flew 282 Passengers to Siberia Without Russian Visas or Winter Clothes

Air France Flew 282 Passengers to Siberia Without Russian Visas or Winter Clothes by Gary Leff on November 15, 2018 They say any flight you walk away from is a good...

France Seizes Boeing 737, Stops Passengers, Threatens to Auction the Plane

France Seizes Boeing 737, Stops Passengers, Threatens to Auction the Plane by Gary Leff on November 15, 2018 Last Thursday a Ryanair Boeing 737 was preparing to depart Bordeaux, France for...

13 Things I Love About United’s Credit Card

13 Things I Love About United’s Credit Card by Gary Leff on November 15, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these...

Troubled Major Airline Offers Free Travel Instead of Interest Payments to Investors

Troubled Major Airline Offers Free Travel Instead of Interest Payments to Investors by Gary Leff on November 14, 2018 I’ve previously suggested that frequent flyer executives have their compensation paid out in airline...