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3 Idle Thoughts For Friday

I’m taking another swing at 3 idle thoughts, mostly because I had fun doing it last week.  It’s a tip of the cap to Terry Maxon, who likely will be sitting on his back porch looking up at an A380 late tonight. One of the things Terry did each Friday was post on his “Airline Biz Blog” 3 random thoughts (“idle thoughts”, as it were).  Sometimes they were travel related, sometimes not.  I recall one about his air conditioning going out in the middle of the hot Dallas summers that kept […]

Booking Reduced Mileage Awards on American, Flying Less On United and More Travel News on Thursday, February 5th, 2015

EU residents will now be able to apply for a “mini-passport” that can be used to travel through most of the EU.  Smart that they’re planning to make it the same size as a credit card. HT: uggboy on Milepoint. Hotel credit cards that earn you elite status. Has the Open Skies policy between various nations outlived its usefulness?  Passionate arguments on both sides.  As Seth notes, US airlines were much more in favor of Open Skies when it benefitted their expansion.  Now that other airlines are making a run […]