While many frequent readers know the ins and outs of booking award tickets, many do choose to solicit the help of an award booking service. Being on the Juicy Miles team, booking award tickets is a daily activity for me. In interacting with phone agents on a virtually daily basis, I have gathered some of my favorite lies… Read full article

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Marriott has announced that their points will now begin to expire after 2 years of inactivity. Previously, Marriott points did not expire. However, for the longest time they did have a clause saying that they “reserve the right” to make points expire if there were no point earning activities in 2 years; it was just never enforced…. Read full article

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Delta’s back at it, working to beef up their loyalty base in the Pacific Northwest. Their latest promotion allows for elite status after just two roundtrip flights (Silver) or six roundtrip flights for Gold while also providing bonus miles. For a limited time, members in Washington, Oregon and Alaska can fast-track to Silver Medallion status in just… Read full article

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In a January 9th bulletin to pilots, United’s senior vice president of flight operations issued a strong warning to pilots after four “near-misses”. The memo noted one UA flight that required a pull-up measure to avoid crashing and another that landed with fuel reserves below minimum regulations. A United spokesperson said: “We are open and… Read full article

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The WSJ is reporting that PANYNJ officials are considering lifting the ban of flights longer than 1,500 miles from LaGuardia. The perimeter rule has been in place since 1984 and would likely lead to many airlines (DL & AA) ditching their regional routes and using slots for the more lucrative transcontinental and European / Latin… Read full article

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During Etihad’s $0 mistake fare “xmas sale” several purchasers opted for connecting flights so that they could take advantage of a free stopover in a European city via one of EY’s partner carriers. Over the last week, Etihad has begun informing these customers that they are changing their itineraries to direct flights operated by Etihad. While… Read full article

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Cabanas, luxurious tubs, amazing showers, great food, and ironing service…wow! My return flight from Hong Kong to New York was on New Year’s Eve of 2014 and I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport 4 hours prior to my flight, giving me plenty of time to check out the ground services that Cathay Pacific offers. We… Read full article

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Much of points and miles blogging involves traveling in aspirational products, like luxurious first class product complete with Porsche transfers to lounges where free massages are offered. However, a big part of the points and miles hobby is also finding good value redemptions. Below is a reminder on one such value award…. Domestic First Class products do… Read full article

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A trip report for Kuwait Airways? Not something we normally find on BoardingArea, but definitely quite a bit different than those reports for other ME carriers. The JFK-LHR route, which connects onwards to Kuwait (KWI), is operated by 2 aircraft – the A340 and B777. Neither is decked out with the latest amenities or goodies.  As per Gary Shteyngart’s from Travel… Read full article

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The first baby step in the delayed Central Terminal Building (CTB) redevelopment at LaGuardia has begun! The Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ) last week kicked off the demolition of hangars 2 and 4. The two buildings were over 70 years old and located between the current CTB and Delta’s C and D terminals. Hangar 2 has displayed the “Delta… Read full article

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Delta brought its Shuttle product to the West Coast in September 2013 with E175 service between LAX and SFO. The West Coast shuttle will be upgraded this June with 8 of the 15 daily flights going to mainline 717-200 service. The wifi equipped aircraft will accommodate 110 passengers with power in every seat. “Our Delta Shuttle on… Read full article

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