Are Jumbo Jets Going Away?

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to fly on an Airbus A380 or Boeing 747-8i, it’s pretty awesome.  But, are those planes going away?  That’s the question that was asked during an interview that I participated in with Ben Schlappig (One Mile at a Time) on Fox News’ Happening Now. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com     The success of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and to a lesser degree the A350 (just rolling out now) have made those planes much more popular choices than the true jumbos.  The 787… Read More »

Why An Airline Boarding Flights Early Isn’t A Good Thing

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Nobody really wants a delayed flight.  We all have places to be, and it’s important we get there on time.  That’s what the airlines promise, despite countless roadblocks to achieving that goal.  Boarding flights early when they’re so full can be a huge help, but it can also be the wrong answer. I was flying on American Airlines recently and ended up in a conversation with the passenger beside me. I had arrived at the gate about 45 minutes prior to departure because I was hoping to grab a seat… Read More »

35% Discount On Expedia Hotel Gift Card Today

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The final Daily Getaway is new for this year and a good one, a $1,000 Expedia gift card for $650. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours,… Read More »

Las Vegas Deals Today Via Daily Getaways

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Today’s Daily Getaway offer features discounted packages at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to… Read More »

Breaking Down The Final Week of 2015 Daily Getaways

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I like all the deals Daily Getaways is offering this week, although there are only 3 of them, including Fairmont getaways, Las Vegas deals and a huge discount from Expedia. There are still some deals left, and you can find my write-ups of the previous weeks here: Week 1 breakdown Week 2 breakdown Week 3 breakdown Week 4 breakdown In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take… Read More »

I Can’t Pay My Bills. It’s Uber’s Fault

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Of course it’s Uber’s fault.  One of the behind-the-scenes barons of the NYC taxi industry can’t pay his bills, and he’s asked the judge to keep the banks from taking his collateral.  An eye-popping 900 medallions. While the value of medallions has been dropping, they’re still worth a lot of money (the article quotes a price of $800K a piece).  Assuming Friedman’s “control” of the medallions doesn’t mean 100% ownership (I’d guess he has backers), he still probably owns a big piece of a $700MM business. He owes a lot… Read More »

20% Discount On Marriott Gift Cards For 5 Minutes Only Today

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Today’s Daily Getaway is a 20% discount on various values of Marriott gift cards. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important… Read More »

Cheap Busch Gardens And Sea World Tickets Today Only

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Today’s Daily Getaway offer features discounted Busch Gardens and Sea World tickets. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to be… Read More »

An Unexpected Side Effect For Me From The Merger of AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Has Me Thinking Of The Darkest Day In My Aviation History

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There were lots of moving pieces when American Airlines and US Airways combined the two loyalty programs recently.  I heard from plenty of folks who had no problem at all and a few that had glitches to deal with. I had zero issues during the process. All my miles moved over from US Airways just fine. But, I did have one oddity arise. If you login to your AAdvantage account, you’ll see a date listed which signifies when you joined the program.  I’ve been a member of the program for… Read More »

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points On Sale Today

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Today’s Daily Getaway features a discount on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to be… Read More »