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United Airlines Temporarily Grounds All Flights

UPDATE:  As of approximately 9:25pm EST United is reporting the ground stop has been lifted. United requested that the FAA issue a ground stop just over an hour ago, grounding all their domestic flights.  A short time ago, that ground stop was extended until 9pm EST. Oh, and at least one news organization wasn’t told United changed their logo like 5 years ago. It’s a computer issue, one you hope would be resolved quickly.  The last flights of the night are getting ready to depart for East Coast departures, though […]

Cheap Flights to Asia, $25 Off At Staples And Really Bad News For Some Folks Who Buy and Sell Gift Cards

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Cheap Flights To Vegas and Europe And The FAA Wishes The Rams Were Staying In St. Louis

Today’s Best of the Rest features status matches to American Airlines Executive Platinum status, the FAA doesn’t like the Rams new stadium, false start before turning over a NewLeaf, cheap flights to Vegas and Europe…..

The FAA Is A Hypocrite For Demanding Delta Be Accommodated At Love Field

Photo courtesy of Steve Lagreca

Talk about being the last one to show up at the dance looking for an attractive date. The FAA woke up yesterday and decided it should get involved in the Dallas Love Field debate, demanding the city maintain the status quo while the FAA investigates. Can this situation really get any more bizarre? The amount of economic waste over one of the smaller commercial airports in the country continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

FAA To Issue Single Operating Certificate To American Airlines Next Month

American Airlines looks set to receive a single operating certificate from the FAA in just a couple of weeks.  This comes after they announced yesterday that the loyalty programs will combine to one this coming Saturday, March 28th. This is good news for the carrier though it doesn’t mean they’ll begin operating as one airline.  They are running ahead of schedule according to their earlier public reports.  This Frequent Business Traveler article details the announcement and what’s due to come next: The airline will still have a lot of work […]

Should The Government Control Whether You Can Make A Phone Call On Your Next Flight?

It’s been almost a year since the FAA officially said it was okay to use electronic devices from gate to gate on flights in the United States. Late last year, the FCC proposed overturning the ban on in-flight cell phone calls.  At the time, I was strongly opposed to allowing phone calls on planes. And, I think I’ve changed my mind.  I’m trying to reconcile my philosophical view of the industry and my own personal desire to want to call my kids and say good night when I’m on a […]