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I cheated on Delta with United, and liked it (sort of)

As a Delta frequent flier based in Brooklyn, I rarely end up on United Airlines. Unlike many living in Manhattan, my journey to United’s Newark Liberty hub is an inconceivable undertaking. The airline’s generally mediocre ratings don’t contribute much in the way of motivation, and fairly frequent Gold Medallion upgrades keep me glued to Delta.…

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Easy points: Lyft rides now earn Delta SkyMiles

Effective today, Delta SkyMiles members can earn miles on every dollar they spend with ride-sharing app Lyft. The Delta-Lyft partnership is the first such agreement between a ride sharing company and an airline. The only similar existing partnership is between Uber and hotel partners including Hilton, IHG and Starwood Preferred Guest. Unlike the bonus agreement involving…

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Casey Neistat Now Works for CNN?!

A lot of folks in this community probably know about Casey Neistat, the YouTube star who did daily vlogs, a good number of which were about traveling. You may have seen his famous video about how to get upgraded to Business Class “every time.” Or perhaps you remember when he lost his complimentary Concierge Key status…

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Tom Hanks Reprises Role as Sully in SNL Sketch

Tom Hanks stars in the Movie Sully, which depicts the landing of US Airways flight 1549 and the aftermath. The film chronicles the landing on the Hudson River after birdstrike, and tells the story of Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger following the event. The movie is directed by Clint Eastwood, and is largely based on Sully’s memoir, Highest Duty: My…

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Airlines are Now Stocking “Fire Containment Bags” for Smartphones

Fire containment bags for electronic devices

After incidents of smartphones overheating and smoking onboard, airlines are taking actions to prepare for any future incidents. In early September, foreign airlines began banning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, after multiple reports of the phone’s battery overheating and exploding. Shortly after, FAA made an official statement regarding the device, urging passengers not to use,…

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WOW: “Dream Jet” is the Dreamliner 787 Turned Private Jet

Dream Jet Bathroom

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a pretty fantastic airplane, and many airlines made a big deal when they first got it. The giant windows, noise-reducing chevrons on engines, and a cabin pressure that equates to a lower altitude…all of these features make for a much improved ride. Kestrel Aviation Management recently turned one of the 787 Dreamliner…

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