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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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Airlines that Hand Out Souvenirs, From KLM Delft Blue Houses to Singapore Airlines Teddy Bears

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For some business travelers, flying in premium cabins is almost a routine activity. I remember flying Cathay Pacific First Class, when I commented on the mini greeting card that accompanied the first meal service. The flight attendants looked at me with the biggest surprise, “most of our customers don’t even notice it anymore!” But for many…

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Entitled “Millionaire” Passenger Gets What He Deserves on JetBlue Flight

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Don’t you just hate it when a fellow passenger acts in a way that suggests they are better than everyone else around them? On a recent JetBlue flight, you would have had the opportunity to catch one of these passengers in action. In a viral video viewed over 96,000 times already, a man who identified himself…

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Best Use for Old Amenity Kits Ever! How Many Do You Have Lying Around?

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I was cleaning out a closet of amenity kits and airline pajamas (yes, a full closet) and began thinking whether these might be useful to someone.  The bags themselves could clearly still be used as well as some of the toiletries inside.  I contacted a local charity and took them through the contents of each amenity kit. They…

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Marriott Still Thinks Removing Desks is Brilliant & Innovative

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Ever since Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports asked who stole the desk from his Marriott hotel room last week, media buzz and fervor to protest the new design has intensified…despite a Flyertalk forum that started all the way back in May. I asked Marriott for a comment last Tuesday and finally heard back today.  I was referred to this…

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Delta Airlines Beats US Airways, Hands Down – Do You Agree?

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Several weeks ago, we wrote about sportswriter Peter King’s awful experience flying on US Airways, just prior to its integration with American Airlines.  Peter King describes multiple negative customer service and airline experiences during his 4 segments on US Airways, ranging from flight delays to an airplane that smelled like mothballs. In this week’s version…

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Top US + International Travel Destinations for Travel Bloggers in 2015

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Have you ever wondered what the lives of those who are professional travelers are like?  A recent AdWeek article discussed a survey to be presented at the TBEX conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida today.  The survey of travel professionals (bloggers/writers, photographers etc. who spend an average of 88 days a year traveling) sheds some light on this well-traveled…

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