Update –  UA’s website is now displaying the switch from the B777 to the A380 suites on the SQ 1 (SFO-HKG-SIN) and SQ 2 (SIN-HKG-SFO) routes.  You should now see this when logging into and viewing your itineraries: Don’t worry about the Business class designation, R class is indicative of Suite Class in Singapore’s system… Read full article

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We chose to stay at the Le Meridien during our Coldplay Meet & Greet SPG experience down in Philly.  When looking for hotels I focused on SPG properties, wanting to hit a few additional nights in order to qualify for triple points during the Nice Choice promotion.  As I waited until last minute to pick… Read full article

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It appears that AA has extended their Executive Platinum matching for UA 1K’s to Delta Diamond members. Forum poster MachOne is reporting that after being turned down a few months ago during the start of the UA 1K matches, he’s received an updated response from American: “At the time that our original reply was sent,… Read full article

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Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane. If you haven’t yet, check out Say What? Overheard on the Plane Editions 1-14 and of course keep sending in your stories for future posts to adam@pointmetotheplane.com. Remember to include the carrier and route as well as any other pertinent details and sources. Remember, there is… Read full article

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If you haven’t seen this story on Tecca or in Forbes, Tecca reporter Fox Van Allen writes: Between jewelry, passports, laptops, and even tablets, a lot of us carry some very expensive things when we travel. And we expect the hotel we’re staying at to do all they reasonably can to keep us and our… Read full article

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Not exactly mileage related but a good deal if you have any upcoming Best Buy spend, good through 9/16. I’ll be using my SPG AMEX card for a new digital camera.  Follow this link for full details.

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Just a quick reminder, we have four on-going contests with the opportunity to earn some very easy AA Miles: There is currently an Overheard on the Plane contest awarding 500 AA miles for the 5 best Overheard on the Plane submissions through August 1st.  Each individual can have up to 3 winning entries for a… Read full article

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As I was finalizing my flight plans for the London 2012 Olympics (miraculously two Delta LOW seats on the direct flights to/from JFK), I came across a Yahoo! story on the sad state of the venues from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I just so happened to be working in Asia during the 2008 Summer Games… Read full article

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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was on my way down to Philly for a meet & greet with Coldplay courtesy of SPG Moments. I teased everyone in that original post, not mentioning the number of points I used to win the experience.  Perhaps I did so to create a buzz for this… Read full article

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Virgin America is offering 20% off any coach purchase from now through August 15, 2012 at 11:59pm CDT. This offer is valid for nonstop or connecting travel and is not available for any multi–city itineraries. All destinations are included. Travel must occur between August 22, 2012 and November 14, 2012. Blackout dates are August 31,… Read full article

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Great news for those of you who took advantage of the Singapore First Class award booking extravaganza a few weeks ago, Singapore will be putting the A380 on the SFO-HKG-SIN route with twice daily service and will be adding a second A380 on the SIN-NRT route! This is in addition to the additional A380 added… Read full article

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