Hope everyone had a screaming Halloween. Here’s a quick look at what’s going on elsewhere in the travel news world: Virgin Galactic lost one of their spaceships shortly after launch. Sadly, one pilot lost his life in the quest for commercialization of space travel. Spirit Airlines is actually more generous at something meaningful than most carriers. Air Canada takes some heat over their social media strategy of “be honest”. Definitely popcorn worthy stuff. After they were already getting beaten up pretty bad for nasty changes to their program. If you’re worried […]
I have some family that live in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area that we try to visit each year. Recently, we made our way up there via United and landed without incident, arriving at the international terminal. Halifax airport isn’t small or big, though a lot closer to small. It’s a very clean, well-organized airport that I truly do enjoy flying into and out of. Because of the relative size of the surrounding community there’s not a ton of air traffic at the airport. Just about 3.5 million in passenger […]
Here’s a quick peek at things I found of interest today in the world of travel: Would you trade the ability to recline in your airline seat for a convenient place to mount your tablet for in-flight “self-supplied” entertainment? Monarch Airlines, a British low-cost carrier based at Luton airport, has installed a new seat that doesn’t recline but has a spot in the seat back in front of you to mount your tablet. HT: uggboy on Milepoint. Is one major airline deciding there’s no money in selling miles to their […]
The TSA announced Air Canada would be the first international carrier accepted into the PreCheck process, with more international carriers to come. This should markedly increase the number of experienced travelers in the PreCheck lanes, which is good for all travelers.
Airline loyalty program puts a beat down on it’s members. I don’t follow Air Canada all that closely for its loyalty program. There was a time when they were one of the best programs, but they’ve shot themselves in the foot a few times through devaluations that have made them less popular. But, reading this Milepoint thread the other day, I had to stop and read the first post again. You see, one of the benefits I enjoy most about being a top-tier member of a couple airline programs are […]
I always think it’s pretty cool to win something unexpected. But, I also enjoy watching somebody win something, probably almost as much as I like winning something myself. That’s why I’m pretty happy about two contests we’re hosting on Milepoint right now: First, we’re giving away a free seat on StarMegaDO5. If you haven’t been on a MegaDO yet, they’re the ultimate travel junkie field trip. Visit Boeing in Seattle? Check. Fly to Europe and back for an overnight visit and hundreds of pounds of cheese? Check! First US charter […]
Are you an aviation/travel enthusiast? Have you been on a MegaDO? If the answers to these questions are yes and no, respectively, what are you waiting for? There’s a ton of information about StarMegaDO5 on Milepoint, but here’s a few quick tidbits: The MegaDO is a brain child of Tommy777 who is crazy and skilled enough to pull off something this nuts. Essentially, Tommy signs a contract with an airline to charter an airplane to fly to interesting places and do cool things. That means he’s taking on over $100,000 […]
Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite finalist of the Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Mommy Points has an awesome first week breakdown this year’s Daily Getaways deals from US Travel Association and American Express. If you’re not familiar with the Daily Getaways, they generally represent really good deals on travel from various sources. A big key here is to make sure you use your AMEX card to pay, as that offers you a 10% discount on […]
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase! I’m giving away a free Gogo pass today. Pretty straight forward. For those that don’t know about Gogo, they provide in-flight wi-fi on a number of airlines: Air Canada Airtran Alaska Airlines American Airlines Delta Frontier United US Airways Virgin America This one is pretty difficult. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll randomly select someone on Friday, May 17th. ETA: corrected date. Good luck!