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Feb 12

Zorkfest: A Las Vegas Extravaganza

My friend Mike writes the blog Travelzork, a site that does for Las Vegas and gambling what I attempt to do for miles (although he generally does it much better). If you have any interest in gaming, his is a site worth visiting, since he knows all the tricks to earn points and freebies at …

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Feb 07

Three Airline Policies That Need To Change

Airlines are complex beasts and, because of that, have regulations books roughly the size of a small elephant. As passengers, we accept those complications and learn to live with them. But what about policies, rules and regulations that make no sense, or are never enforced? Most people can deal with unusual approaches, as long as …

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Jan 15

Southwest Brings Back the 50,000 Point Credit Card Bonus

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It’s back! Southwest has temporarily raised the sign-up bonus on its Rapid Rewards Credit Card. You will receive 50,000 points if you spend $2,000 in the first three months, rather than the normal 30,000. These premium bonuses are limited-time only, although they tend to occur frequently. The card has an annual fee of $69. Rapid …

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Jan 02

Self-Driving Cars in Vegas, Other News

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Welcome to 2018 and mileage reset day, the day on which all of your year-to-date totals are reset to zero. I’m going to ease back in with a few interesting pieces of travel news. Self-Driving Cars for CES Lyft is going to offer self-driving cars for attendees at CES, Las Vegas’s annual consumer electronics show. …

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Nov 01

Three Predictions For 2018

With 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what could be in our future, both the good and the bad. Here are a few possibilities to watch out for: Southwest Charges Fees This will be the most controversial of today’s predictions. Southwest has been known as the “fee-free” airline, advertising …

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Sep 02

Weekend Tidbits…WestJet, Southwest And Coffee

Hmm, let’s see what’s going on in the world of travel… Get WestJet Silver Status WestJet is the second largest airline in Canada but, unless you live there, you may never have heard of it. Too bad for you. Think “Canadian version of JetBlue,” but even nicer (because, you know, Canadian), which is appropriate, because …

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Aug 04

Weird Weekend Travel News

Smelly luggage, ghosts in the machine and hungry reporters make up some of the stories that I’ve seen in the past 24 hours. Enjoy. Nashville Needs Plumbing A few Southwest passengers have encountered a problem that even I couldn’t prepare for: Sewage at the Nashville Airport soaked 200 bags after a toilet overflowed in a …

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Aug 01

Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

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There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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Jun 02

Travel Card Mania

Last night, I was reading a piece that talked about incrementality and tolerance levels. In particular, it discussed the fact that, as a person becomes more exposed to stimuli, they need increasing amounts of it to generate the same “high,” whether it’s gambling, alcohol or iPads. Credit Card Bonuses While my discussion last night was actually …

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May 23

Are People On Planes Behaving Badly (Or Is It More Fake Media)?

Not a day goes by that we don’t read about an passenger, airline employee or airport cop behaving badly. So here’s the question: Are things really that bad? The Man in The Red Hat So this is what I don’t understand: Every news report I’ve seen has spent as much time talking about the passenger’s …

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