Melia 1 Free Promo Book a stay on melia.com at any of the hotels run by Melia Hotels International before December 31 and get 1 night free for your next stay. You can get 3 nights for the price of 2, 4 for the price of 3, 6 for 5 or 7 for 6. Promotion… Read full article

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Well, it was a crazy night here in New York.  The power in my building cut off a little after 8:30pm and I don’t think my windows have ever experienced such violent shaking. We had a hardcore 4+ hour Monopoly game to kill some time. Power in my neighborhood is supposed to be restored in… Read full article

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Restaurant.com seems to have an offer almost every other week where you can purchase a $25 dining certificate for as low as $4 (even lower if you use cash back sites like shopathome which provides 31% cash back on restaurant.com purchases, bringing the total price to around $2.76 for a $25 gift certificate). Well, even… Read full article

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JetBlue’s blog has a pretty cool graphic showing where they are storing their planes during Hurricane Sandy. Plans are to shelter planes in Puerto Rico (San Juan, Aguadilla, and Ponce), at several Florida airports, LAX, and even Roswell, New Mexico! Sandy is expected to wreak havoc on the Northeast beginning tonight, especially here in New… Read full article

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Welcome to another Saturday edition of Overheard on the Plane! Here we go… Submitted by Joseph L in Dallas, TX American flight from Dallas, TX (DFW) to Amarillo, TX (AMA) On a windy day during final approach and with an extremely hard landing Flight Attendant: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please remain in your… Read full article

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Remember the days back in the early 2000’s when you were able to redeem SkyMiles for Virgin Atlantic flights? The opportunity may some day return if today’s rumors of Virgin Atlantic joining SkyTeam are to be believed. Richard Branson, who has until now kept Virgin out of the alliance system (and called them anti-competitive), preferring… Read full article

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Have you seen Smarter Travel’s article on the eight foods you should never eat before flying? Fried or Fast Food Alcohol Cruciferous Vegetables Carbonated Beverages Sugar-Free Gum and Candy Legumes Garlic Airplane Provided Water, Ice, Coffee, and Tea Check out their article for the rationale behind each of the above.  I definitely violate #2 (some… Read full article

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Hilton HHonors is offering new members a special BA Avios bonus after just one stay at any of their properties before the end of 2013. The bonus increases based on your BA status – 1,000 Avios for Blue members, 1,500 for Bronze, 2,000 for Silver and 3,000 for Gold members.  Remember, one-way short-haul awards on… Read full article

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The world’s longest commercial flights are set to disappear with Singapore’s newly announced A380 & A350 order.  One of the stipulations of the order is that Airbus agrees to acquire the five Singapore A340-500s currently in service, including those used on the EWR-SIN and LAX-SIN routes.  The aircraft will be removed from service in Q4… Read full article

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I ran home at lunch today to see if my Bluebird arrived in the mail and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was there patiently waiting for me!  I ordered it last week after reading FrequentMiler’s post, “Bluebird takes flight and changes the game”.  If you have no idea what Bluebird is, check out that… Read full article

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I was reading this week’s online Business Traveller and was drawn into a forum topic that seems to repeat every few months, should kids be allowed in executive lounges? There are some pretty funny posts, though the consensus seems to be, if you’ve been a good parent and taught your kids how to behave in… Read full article

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