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Now United: Is 2018 The Year of Masturbating On Airplanes? (Gross)

Last year, clogged airplane toilets strangely became a figment of popular news feeds. This year, pervy men wanking in economy class seem to be vying for the spot atop air travel nuisances. The epidemic’s latest victim, 26-year-old United passenger Genevieve Pascolla, has taken the airline’s flight attendants to task for, as she claims, joking and turning…

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American Adds Five New Domestic Routes from CLT and MIA

American Airlines New Routes

New Routes Expand Charlotte and Miami Hubs American Airlines announced new domestic routes from its Charlotte (CLT) and Miami (MIA) hubs for Winter 2018/2019. The new routes begin mid-December 2018: ・Charlotte (CLT) – Champaign IL (CMI) daily Embraer ERJ-140 beginning December 19  ・Charlotte (CLT) – Ithaca (ITH) weekly ERJ-145 beginning December 22 ・Miami (MIA) – Houston Hobby…

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American Airlines Joins Straw Elimination Brigade

The same week that Hyatt and Starbucks broke plans to forever dump plastic drink straws, American Airlines boarded the same bandwagon. AA will stop providing plastic straws for in-flight drinks and cocktails, or in Admirals Club lounges, by November, according to The Points Guy. While straws will become a special-request item at Hyatt locations, American…

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Call Fuel Surcharges What They Are: Fares — Editorial

British Airways' World Traveller (Economy) Cabin onboard the Boeing 777-300ER. Source: British Airways

Airlines are increasingly charging frequent flyers to redeem earned miles for flights. The additional charges go by many names, including fuel surcharges, but under many measures they appear to function just like cash fares. In ancient times, airlines gave their frequent flyers completely free tickets. For every certain number of miles flown, travelers got a…

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[Updated] Southwest’s LUVless Pride Month – Opinion

Southwest Gay Travel LGBT Community Pride

Southwest Responds to Pride Story Southwest’s unedited response:  For more than 47 years, the Heart of Southwest Airlines has been its People. Southwest is legendary for offering all Employees a Culture based upon The Golden Rule, where all forms of diversity are appreciated and all individuals are welcome as members of an inclusive Southwest Family.…

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Guide: Lie-Flat Seats on United’s Domestic Flights

How Can I Fly a Flatbed Seat on a Domestic Flight United 757

United operates two dedicated sub-fleets configured with lie-flat (flatbed) seats for domestic flights: Boeing 757-200 aircraft and 777-200 “High Density” aircraft. Additional details on those configurations – including seat maps – can be found at the end of the post. ⭐ Did you know United’s Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) flight is operated on a…

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Route News: Southwest Grows DAL + United Changes in LAX, ORD

✈︎   Southwest is once again boosting service from Dallas/Love Field (DAL) with daily nonstop service to: Charleston (CHS) Ft. Myers/Naples (RSW) Jacksonville (JAX) Louisville (SDF) Milwaukee (MKE) Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) Panama City Beach (ECP) Southwest is also seasonally dropping many of its longer routes, including the following:   United is dropping its daily Los…

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Using American AAdvantage Miles to Fly Etihad’s Apartment

One of the best – or at least the most fun – ways to spend American Airlines AAdvantage miles is for travel on the Etihad Apartment, arguably the world’s best first class experience. Using miles to book these seats isn’t exactly straightforward, but it’s not impossible either. DISCLAIMER: Flying The Apartment will make it very…

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Your Dog Pooped on the Denver Airport Floor. The Internet is After You.

There’s a video circulating showing a woman chatting merrily on her cellphone as her dog dispatches a trail of excrement on the floor — of DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Rather than stop to clean up the smelly poo or call for assistance, the subject turns, phone to ear, and flips off a passerby who remarked, “Hey, your…

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Need to Top Up AAdvantage Miles? Here Are a Few Opportunities (210k Possible)

American Airlines Business Class onboard the B777-300ER. Source: American Airlines

American Airlines AAdvantage Miles remain an excellent way to nab cash free flights on some of the best airlines in the world. Etihad Airways’ First Class Apartment, Cathay Pacific’s remarkably consistent first class suites and business class seats and Qatar Airways award-winning Q Suite business class can all be had for a reasonable trove of…

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