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July 2017 archive

Jul 31

Travel Like A Millennial (Whether You Want To Or Not)

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Where we attempt to answer the question “Just how many brands does a lodging company need?” Tru by Hilton (And Other Stuff) I got an email from Hilton today reminding me that they recently launched their 13th brand, Tru by Hilton. 13 brands seems like a lot to me, although Marriott has 30 if you …

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Jul 29

US Government Mandates Higher Ticket Prices

An advocacy group has successfully won an appeal, forcing the FAA to take another look at the size of seats on airplanes. Why That’s Bad   I know the arguments. Seat sizes have been getting smaller for ages. It’s uncomfortable. People are getting air ragey. I understand that and don’t like the smaller seats, either. …

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Jul 28

Tidbits I Learned Yesterday

I picked up a few different bits and pieces over the past 24 hours which might just be fun to pass along. That’s all. The “Secret” JetBlue Phone Number I’m a big fan of JetBlue’s Mint product and, one day, will actually write the review of the product that I keep talking about. Mint is …

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Jul 27

Travel Security Update

Oh covfefe! The TSA is at it again. Airport officials noted that lines were moving too quickly, so the “security” agency announced new checkpoint rules, just to keep us on our toes. “Please Take Potential Explosives Out Of Your Bags…” Add your smaller electronics to the list of items that need to come out of …

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Jul 26

The Problem With Low Cost Carriers…

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), whether they’re Southwest or Spirit, are good for the airline industry. They keep costs down for passengers and allow you to pay for what you need. The Problem Is… There’s one big problem with LCCs, though. When something goes wrong, you have fewer options. Most (Southwest is an exception.) LCCs have …

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Jul 25

JetBlue Business Plan Continues To Evolve

When it comes to the in-flight experience, I think JetBlue has one of the best. When it comes to rewards programs, I think JetBlue has one of the best. And when it comes to credit cards, they definitely have the best. But there’s one area in which they seem a little less consistent. And that …

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Jul 24

Sometimes, You’re Just Better Off Leaving Things Well Enough Alone…

One of the things that I like most about writing a travel blog is that I’m constantly coming across stories that make me want to do this: So let’s see what’s new in the world of “Weird News Olympics.” The Bronze Medal: The Airport Of The Future Every so often, I see one of these …

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Jul 22

United Back To School Promo

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It’s not big, but it will get you a few miles. Shop through United and earn up to 3,000 miles. Back to School, Or Whatever… If you happen to like United miles and would be buying something online through their shopping mall, anyway, this deal may be for you. Visit United’s online shopping mall and, …

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Jul 21

WOW! Get Paid To Fly?

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And an amusing story for the end of the week. Ultra-low cost carrier WOW Air* seems to be in the mood to make some noise. According to CEO Skuli Mogensen, the carrier is considering pushing its way to profitability by offering passengers payment to fly them, giving a new option to passengers who have ever said, …

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Jul 20

Possible Double/Triple Points At Holiday Inn Express. But Mind The Conditions…

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I’ve never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express (HIX), but their commercials tell me that doing so will make me smarter. Well, in that case… Double Or Triple Points at Holiday Inn Express This looks like a targeted promotion*, but they let me sign up, so it’s worth a try. Be sure to register ahead …

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