One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

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To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: -United MileagePlus -Singapore KrisFlyer -Avianca LifeMiles -Air Canada Aeroplan…

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“Best Job on Earth” Paying Lucky Winner $10K/Month to Stay in Luxury Homes All over the World

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A luxury vacation home rental service, Thirdhome, has narrowed down the finalists in their “Best Job on the Planet” competition. The winner will travel the world for three months, sharing their experiences on social media while getting paid $10K per month plus travel expenses. The trip will include stops to as many as 12 of…

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Marriott Hacker Confesses to Slashing Rates to “Screw His Boss”


We previously blogged about a disgruntled former Marriott employee who was being called the Robin Hood of Hotels for hacking Marriott’s reservation system and slashing rates on about 3,000 rooms, some to as low as $10 a night. The incident happened last August when Juan Rodriguez  got into the backend reservation system and updated rates that were previously…

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Delta Integrates Seamless Helicopter Service for JFK, Complimentary Service for Delta One & Domestic First?


Wow, who remembers back in 2007-2008 when Delta was offering free helicopter service from the east side of Manhattan (TSS) to JFK for Business Elite international passengers as well as domestic first class and unrestricted economy travelers? It was incredible, especially since at the time I lived right across the street from the east 34th street…

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How to Deal With Airplane Etiquette Offenders – Smells, Germs, Seat Kickers, Space Hogs, Bad Parents & More

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As those of us who travel all the time know, you’re not always in your private residence and flying itself isn’t always so enjoyable. Essentially, it’s a bunch of strangers packed in a small space trying, for the most part, to be considerate to one another. However, there are always those outliers who feel like…

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Attorney for Dragged Off United Passenger to Represent Mom from American Incident, Not Hit in Head!

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Interesting interview this morning on the Today Show with attorney Tom Demetrio who is already representing Dr. David Dao.  He clarified that the mother involved in the American incident was NOT hit in the head with a stroller. Instead, she was upset that the stroller came very close to hitting her baby as it was…

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