He said he had bad gas and didn’t want to disturb his seatmate.  She asked what he was going to do with the coffee … put in his underwear? Nope. He said he was going to “sit on it to muffle the sounds!” Betty continues spilling her secrets. Thanks to Mark from Yahoo! for sharing a new weekly… Read full article

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I’m really not a huge fan of cruises. I’d rather use my miles to get me to a location, spend more than a few hours or a day there, stay at a nice property, and then if I want to visit somewhere else, I can work that location into my mileage itinerary or buy some cheap domestic… Read full article

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The Economist is running a promotion for new subscriptions whereby you’ll receive 10,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles for signing up for a one year subscription. At a price of $160 (1.6 cents per mile), this is certainly long from being one of the best purchase deals, but it’s not horrible if perhaps you have… Read full article

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It’s sort of crazy that this blog will be two years old come late April. Yesterday, DeltaPoints interviewed me for his weekly “fireside chat” conversations and you can click on over to discover how Point Me to the Plane got started and where it’s going in 2014. Check out the full interview here.

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I have to be in Tokyo late next week and I’m debating between JAL’s new SKY SUITE and ANA’s Business “My Style, My Space” staggered product. Now, both business products actually have excellent inventory from the US over the new two weeks – checking both JFK and ORD: JAL using BA’s website to check availability… Read full article

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Apparently, scoping out wedding couple websites to look for a block of rooms at a discounted rate has become popular, especially during wedding high season (which tends to correspond with higher average hotel rates during the peak travel season). I never would have even thought to do this (though I won’t deny some corporate rate searches),… Read full article

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On Monday, Hilton previewed their Q4 promo which runs from Oct 10 – Jan 31, 14. Below, find this promotion as well as a list of other Q3 and Q4 promos from the major chains. Hilton’s More Nights, More Points Promo – Beginning October 10, 2013, stay two nights and earn double HHonors Points for your… Read full article

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This is one of the best offers I’ve seen yet for joining Zipcar. Waived annual fee, no application fee, and $75 worth of driving credit! Thanks to Rokket at SlickDeals for posting the offer: As a special offer just for IKEA FAMILY members, create a new Zipcar account, and receive a $75 credit towards your… Read full article

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Depressed about the no notification American AAdvantage devaluation? While we ridiculously continue to wait for details on which partners are impacted by the newly imposed international fuel surcharges, here’s another Wednesday countdown. Today’s countdown comes from the Courier Mail and lists the 10 Worst Types of Passengers: People with uncontrollable kids (Parentus Slapdashii) Seat recliners (Reclinus Maximus) Smelly… Read full article

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Reader Bryant from Hong Kong shares a list from BuzzFeed which includes “16 simple hacks to make flying suck less”. Now, if you’re a frequent flier and BoardingArea reader, I’d say most of these are pretty amateur. Additionally, I wouldn’t actually call any of these hacks…though I do like #2, #6 (very true), #11, and… Read full article

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Via a special targeted link, Delta is offering “preferred partners” up to a Platinum status match, no challenge required. Now, the offer is intended for new and existing corporate partners, but unfortunately I don’t know exactly which ones. You may want to google the largest companies in ATL, NYC, MSP, DTW, etc. The promotion is surely intended to attract corporate customer… Read full article

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