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Boeing Dreamliners Flee Hurricane Florence – Snakes in Carry-on: Point Me Awake

Dreamliners flee HUrrican Florence

Point Me Awake is a morning jolt of travel and points infused news. Hopefully you won’t have too many serpent-induced jitters after reading this one… A Flock Of Dreamliners Make A Great Migration Ahead of the impending hurricane situation, a flock of brand new Dreamliners all took off from Boeing’s Charleston, S.C. assembly plant and…

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We Have Reached Peak Airline – Editorial

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar Refresh. Source: Emirates

We will look back on 2018 as the height of a golden era of airline travel. We sampled freshly squeezed juices from a linen-draped mimosa cart, dined on unique amouse-bouche treats and pretended we were all alone as we closed the compartment doors on our private business class suites. This may seem like an ambitious forecast,…

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The Lowdown on Increased Bag Fees (And Ways to Avoid Them)

How to avoid bag fees American, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, United, Air Canada

Since bag fees became a thing in the U.S., a little over a decade ago, the plague has spread from its seed continent and grown into a worldwide pandemic. Airlines in Asia, Europe, and even the Middle East now charge bag fees on some fares and on some flights. Those fees have been mostly static…

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When Does It Make Sense to Transfer Chase Points to JetBlue?

Citi ThankYou Reserve to JetBlue transfer points

Good news: Chase added JetBlue Airways’ TrueBlue as a new Ultimate Rewards Points transfer partner, replacing lately departed Korean Air SkyPass. Bad news: there is limited value in the program for Chase Sapphire Reserve and Preferred cardholders. There are some decent returns, however, particularly on JetBlue’s routes to Latin America. JetBlue’s TrueBlue frequent flyer program…

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Is United MileagePlus the Best FF Program or Worst. I’m Confused

Two days, two news releases. United MileagePlus is the worst frequent flyer program, United MileagePlus is the best frequent flyer program. Why do we even read anymore. We learned Tuesday that about half of frequent flyers surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates don’t know how to redeem rewards for free flights. The most difficult and…

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JetBlue Plane-Changer: 60 A220-300 Will Replace E190 Fleet

JetBlue A220-300 Order 60 Aircraft

JetBlue Will Transition to an All-Airbus Fleet Hours after Airbus unveiled the A220 family (renamed C Series), JetBlue announced an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft (and 60 options) with deliveries beginning in 2020. The New York-based carrier also converted 25 A320neo orders into the larger A321neo. ✈ 60 orders + 60 options for A220-300 ✈ Deliveries begin…

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

Copa Airlines Flat Bed Seats Boeing 737 MAX 9

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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JetBlue Selects Contractor for Multi-Billion Dollar JFK Expansion T5 + T6 – 12 Wide-body Gates – Seamless Connections to Partner Carriers

JetBlue has selected a Long Island based company, RXR Realty and Vantage Airport Group, to spearhead its multibillion-dollar JFK terminal expansion. JetBlue opened its modern Terminal 5 facility at JFK about 10 years ago.  That opening saw JetBlue leave Terminal 6 which was later demolished.  However, JetBlue retained exclusive rights to redevelop the site. Then…

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