Make the bed, change the towels, snoop around and touch all your stuff. At least she has gloves on… A traveler shares a laptop recorded video of their daily housekeeping service on November 5th of this year: Related – Confessions of a Concierge – Hotel Guests’ Craziest Requests 30 Pilots and Flight Attendants Confess their “Best Kept… Read full article

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Make sure your relationship status isn’t changing before booking those RTW trips! Remember the guy from Canada who had booked a RTW ticket and then broke up with his girlfriend? After a month-long search and thousands of email responses, he’s selected a different Elizabeth Gallagher to be his seatmate on the trip. Full story below, thanks to… Read full article

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How about a trip to AUA instead of ATL? Hackers of NY founder Dani Grant discovered (via Engadget) a security flaw that enabled Delta passengers to access the boarding passes of others, even those flying with different airlines. Dani, a product intern at BuzzFeed realized she could share the URL to her boarding pass for anyone to download. Then,… Read full article

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Not necessary for us frequent travelers in the BoardingArea community right? Thanks to the HuffPost for this fun list: Louisville, Kentucky You may be saying: Looey-ville But actually, it’s: Loo-a-vull or Loo-a-ville Schenectady, New York You may be saying: Ski-nek-tay-dee But actually, it’s: Skuh-nek-ta-dee Mackinac Island, Michigan You may be saying: Mak-in-ak But actually, it’s: Mak-uh-naw… Read full article

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Room stewards, waiters, guest services, and shore excursion staff spill their secrets on the dumbest guest interactions at sea: Room Steward Confessions – One room steward told me he couldn’t believe how often this one happens. Like most stewards, he waits for his passengers to leave for dinner before he enters to refresh the linens and… Read full article

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Forget those flights to the Maldives, wouldn’t you prefer to use your points for a burger and fries? Starting last month, AMEX began allowing US cardholders the ability to spend their Membership Rewards points at the register inside select US McDonald’s restaurants. The conversion rate? 100 points for every $1 you spend, so a $3.79… Read full article

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OK, I’m currently at 74 countries, but I still have long way to go before I can say “I’ve Been Everywhere”. However, Lee Abbamonte has that right. He’s the youngest American to visit all 193 member nations of the United Nations, and he’s well on his way to visiting all 324 on The Travelers’ Century… Read full article

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Virgin Atlantic conducted a survey of business travelers to sketch the portrait of a business traveler. Do they watch IFE or are they working on the plane? Do they add time on the front or back-end of their trips for personal travel and to explore new countries? Can they believe they are getting paid for… Read full article

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You may remember back in July when a Hong Kong based collector used his AMEX Centurion Card to purchase an ancient Chinese ceramic cup for $36 million USD…without even realizing he would earn any points for the purchase…422 million to be exact. Bloomberg reported that: Liu Yiqian, who used his Centurion Card to pay for the… Read full article

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One of Delta’s most popular new non-stop routes, Brisbane, Australia (BNE) to Camp Springs, Maryland (ADW)! Well, not exactly but Delta did operate a charter for press members who had accompanied President Obama on his Asian / Australian tour last week. The Delta 777 -200LR supposedly had more than 200 empty seats and completed the journey… Read full article

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Emirates has fantastic award availability via Alaska’s Mileage Plan, literally with most days having at least two Economy and Business seats and many days having First awards from several of their US gateways. Beginning March 8th, Emirates will have a 4th daily flight to JFK. EK 207 will be operated by an A380, departing Dubai at… Read full article

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