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

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!

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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Sad End of an Era – American Drops San Juan from JFK. From 11x per Day to No Service at All

In August 2014, I sadly posted about American canceling their long running JFK-Barbados flight – American Axes One of my Favorite JFK Routes – Caribbean Left with Just a Few Flights. I lamented that this was one of my favorite JFK-Caribbean flights on AA for a bunch of reasons: Barbados always seemed to be less touristy than…

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Richard Branson Declares Again – Alaska Will Pay for Virgin Brand Until 2040, Even If They Don’t Use It

At a travel conference this weekend, Sir Richard Branson continued to tell industry insiders that Alaska will need to pay him licensing fees through 2040, even with Alaska’s plans to drop the Virgin brand.  He told the same story when he was in Seattle last month to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight to the city. “When I…

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New Video? American Flight Attendant Hits Mother in Head w/ Stroller While Holding Her Twin Babies

Update: The mother has contacted the attorney who is representing that United passenger who was dragged off the plane. The attorney also confirmed that the woman was not hit in the head. Full updated details here. As heard in the aftermath video, the flight attendant accused of hitting a mother in the head with a stroller…

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4X in 36 Hours – Comparing JFK-LAX on American, Delta, JetBlue, & United

Wow, from noon on a Tuesday until midnight the following day, Peter Flax of The Hollywood Reporter flew between JFK and LAX four times, sampling the first and business class offerings on the route from American, Delta, JetBlue, and United. We’ve actually reviewed all of these individually before at Point Me to the Plane, though it’s…

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Obama, Oprah, Tom Hanks, and Springsteen Vacationing Together in French Polynesia, Which Hotel Did They Choose?

How does sailing on a 450-foot yacht off the coast of Tahiti sound? The Obamas, Oprah, Tom Hanks / Rita Wilson, and Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa are doing just that on a luxury yacht owned by David Geffen. The group are island-hopping near Tahiti and according to Travel + Leisure, the itinerary…

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Marriott & SPG Offering Luxury Safari Tents @ Coachella, Free Drinks/Ferris Wheel for Elite Members

Coachella, the annual music festival held in the desert outside of Indio, California, is taking place this weekend and next. For the first time ever, Marriott has partnered with Coachella to create safari tents where guests can spend the night on the festival grounds. Eight air conditioned tents were built to embody hotel rooms in Marriott’s lifestyle…

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