Delta Buys 5 New Heathrow Slots, Ends Flights to Taipei

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Delta has agreed to purchase five additional landing and take-off slots at London’s Heathrow airport for $19 million according to Investopedia. The morning slots apparently are coming from Croatia Airlines which has struggled with its Zagreb (ZAG) – Heathrow (LHR) flights. The airline plans to use the $19M to cover a $30M aircraft engine maintenance plan. In…

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Alaska Mileage Plan Matches Virgin Elite Status – Now MVP Gold + Found Miles

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Wow, my Virgin America Elevate status match from early 2016 has really paid off these last several months. I originally matched as work had me flying to Vegas from New York on Virgin America and I wanted to upgrade to First (Elevate Gold members can purchase discounted First Class upgrades beginning 24 hours before departure).…

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Trip Report – The New Escape Lounge at Oakland (OAK) – Upgrade from Typical Domestic Lounge

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I arrived at Oakland Airport with ample time prior to my 6 pm Norwegian flight to London Gatwick. The exterior of the airport isn’t especially interesting, though Oakland Airport is undergoing quite a bit of expansion, with several new routes to Europe and Hawaii. Continue reading this guest post by Cobi Allen, a Juicy Miles…

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Airlines & Hotels Got Me These Birthday Presents: Elite Nights, Mile Offers & Food

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Back in the day when I first got into this hobby (and when airlines and hotels worked really hard to build brand loyalty), I received some awesome birthday presents! We’re talking free nights, 500-1,000 miles, upgrade certificates, and 50% off coupon codes for future bookings. Not that I think any of those were required, but they certainly sparked…

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Drunk Pilot Slumped Over in Cockpit on New Year’s – 3X Legal Limit on Flight to Cancun

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A pilot operating a Sunwing flight from Calgary (YYC) to Cancun (CUN) was found slumped over in the cockpit by his crew. Police said the crew discovered the captain slumped over in the pilot’s seat after the gate crew alerted the co-pilot that they noted suspicious behavior. The pilot was found to have three times the…

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Man Takes Off Pants, Sits in Boxers, Legs Spread Feet on Wall…in Delta First Class!

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Everyone knows you can (and should) get shamed for having no socks on in-flight, but what about no pants? One Delta passenger decided that being comfortable granted him permission to take off his pants for the entire duration of a domestic flight. Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani documented his pantless man experience on Wednesday via a…

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$573 R/T Business Class Fare Bangkok – JFK!

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While searching for the Qatar Airways $1,500 fare from Asia to the US, I came across a $573 business class rountrip fare from Bangkok to JFK on Xiamen Air. The routing is via Fuzhou (FOC) where Xiamen operates a 14 hour and 40 minute flight to JFK aboard one of their new 787s. Lucky reviewed their 787 business…

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