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Alaska Airlines Pilot Suing Airline, Claims Captain Drugged & Raped Her After Hotel Concierge Lounge Fun

A 39-year old first officer at Alaska Airlines filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming that she was drugged and raped at a hotel in Minneapolis during a layover by the Captain on her assigned flight from Seattle. The former Army helicopter pilot says that Alaska’s response to the incident was unsupportive and even retaliatory. Apparently, the…

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Skymiles Is a Wasteland, Yet I’m Still Stuck With Delta. Stockholm Syndrome?

Stockholm Syndrome is a condition observed among hostages who develop an affinity and loyalty to their captors, even when held at gunpoint. I started studying the symptoms in light of a few recently heartbreaking perusals through Delta Skymiles availability calendars. Delta Skymiles isn’t exactly a wasteland, but it’s getting there. Like any frequent flier program, there…

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TIP: It Is Possible To Recover Points & Miles When Award Prices Fall

In many cases, costly change fees make it impractical to try to renegotiate points and miles award prices. There are some cases, however when it is possible to earn back miles if prices fall after you book. Take Southwest Airlines, for instance. I recently recovered over 2,000 valuable Rapid Rewards miles by looking out for…

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RIP Virgin America, Carrier Begins Using Alaska Call Sign. We’ll Miss These Quirks Forever

Virgin America officially stopped operating under its “Redwood” call sign today, instead transitioning to Alaska’s “Alaska” sign. In the eyes of the FAA, that makes Virgin America and Alaska one airline. You’ll still see Virgin America plans for quite a bit longer, but today marks the official end of Virgin America 🙁 Slowly but surely,…

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JetBlue Tanks, Finishes Dead Last In WSJ Performance Rankings. But really???

JetBlue, long the darling of airline customer service rankings, dropped from fourth to dead last in the Wall Street Journal’s annual airline performance ranking for 2017. Delta Air Lines moved from second in the 2016 rankings to overtake Alaska Airlines in take the top spot in 2017. The poor ranking is influenced by the New…

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Ugly Xmas Sweaters Will Get You Early Boarding on Alaska, Virgin America, & Horizon

December 15th is National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, and Alaska is celebrating by giving passengers early boarding privileges if they wear their “festive sweaters” to the airport. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin America and Horizon Air flights. Festive holiday-themed boarding music…

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