Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 28

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, Mall of America

This article was first featured at InsideFlyer.   Visiting the upper midwest for some time, or got a long layover to kill in Minneapolis? Traveling with kids, or simply a kid at heart? Consider a stop at Nickelodeon Universe, the indoor amusement park at the Mall of America. Formerly known as Camp Snoopy, Nickelodeon Universe …

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May 25

Marriott Summer Promotion – 10,000 Bonus Points

I hope that this isn’t all that there is. Marriott just announced its summer promotion, allowing you to earn up to 10,000 bonus miles. As a quarterly promotion goes, this one is extremely weak. The Details On the plus side, it’s easy to understand. Register online (through the “My Promotions” link in your account) and …

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May 24

JetBlue Triple Points Offer – Act Fast

One of the things I like about JetBlue is that they run frequent flash sales and/or promotions. One of the things that I dislike about them is that, due to the nature of a flash sale, you need to move quickly. The current promotion, good through May 25, is actually one of the better ones. …

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May 23

Delta Improves Elite Benefits, Marriott And Chase Shoots for Small Businesses

Delta Remembers Their Elite Members Over the past few years, Delta has slowly been transitioning its rewards program from a mileage-based one to a revenue-based one. In other words, the customers who got the biggest rewards were the ones that spent the most money, as opposed to those who flew the most miles (which I …

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May 21

TSA Security Circus

A trip to the airport has become a circus. And I mean that quite literally, as airports go to ridiculous lengths to soothe patient travelers in lines that have no reason to exist. As you deal with what has clearly become an intentional a TSA work slowdown (work-to-rule) in the hopes of pumping up the …

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May 19

500 Free United Miles, A First-Class Sale and LAX News

MyPoints Is Back: 500 United Miles MyPoints, an online affiliate site, is back with a bonus offer, this time for 500 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles. MyPoints gives you points for such things as clicking on a link, watching a video or shopping through the site. While shopping through their site is the fastest way …

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May 16

Out of Office Notice

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May 15

Double Qantas Points to Auckland

Whenever an airline launches a new route, it does what it can to garner attention for the flight. In the case of major route announcements, you’ll often get a bonus. In this case, it’s Los Angeles to Auckland. Fly that route between June 25 and February 28, 2017 (excluding December 15-January 20) and you’ll pick …

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May 13

Premium Economy Is (Finally) Coming to The US

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Get ready to hear a lot about Premium Economy over the next several months. Premium Economy (PE) is an international product (usually) that bridges the gap between coach and business. Several airlines around the world have a version of it on their planes, but the United States has been lacking. But wait, you ask, didn’t …

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May 12

American Airlines Summer Bonus to Europe

Every summer, American its oneworld partners run a promotion for travel between North America and Europe. Business travel gets slow during the summer, so they are willing to make it worth your while to fly in a higher fare class. This year, you can max out at 50,000 miles after two round-trips during the promotion …

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