Wandering Aramean

Upgrades Coming For Your US Airways MasterCard, A Review Of Quantum Of The Seas, Dynamic Award Pricing From United And More Travel News

Folks holding the US Airways MasterCard (like me) are still waiting for information on how to upgrade from the AAdvantage Aviator Red card to Silver.  It’s been reported that the Silver card will include the ability to earn EQMs alongside the Citi Executive card, so it’s on my radar.  View From The Wing tells us it’s still going to be a while.  First, you have to get your new card, and then they have to open up the ability to switch.  As he notes, I’m sure they’ll make those offers […]

Schedule Announced For Frequent Traveler University in Dallas

Frequent Traveler University has announced the full schedule for the upcoming event, April 17-19th at DFW airport.  Tickets are still on sale for this event.  Register here. Here’s the full list of speakers: Gary Leff, View From The Wing Summer Smith-Hull, Mommy Points Ben Schlappig, One Mile At a Time Seth Miller, Wandering Aramean Daraius & Emily, Million Mile Secrets Tiffany Funk, One Mile At a Time Greg Davis-Kean, Frequent Miler Matthew Klint, Live And Let’s Fly Drew Macomber, Travel Is Free Stefan Krasowski, Rapid Travel Chai Scott Mackenzie & […]

Getting Caught Up On What’s New In The Travel World

Our family just got back from a great 10-day vacation in Italy and I’m getting caught up.  There were a bunch of things I either missed or didn’t have time to touch base with all of you on.  You’ll find a list of them below, with my thoughts: British Airways fuel surcharges are one of the very few major bummers I encounter with oneworld awards, especially given the “friendly” partner pricing United announced last year.  View From The Wing to the rescue with a solution to help.  Do this today! […]

Would You Trade In An Awesome International Trip For Power Tools? Things I Find Interesting On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Jeanne from Heels First Travel has gone stark raving mad and wants a circular saw instead of traveling the world.  Please save her. United is offering 1,000 bonus miles if you spend $250 at their shopping portal over the next 10 days. Free flights to Beijing!  All you have to do is originate in North Korea. The Wandering Aramean spells out how Delta and American Airlines may be screwing you on fares. You can get a free $15 Amazon gift card with the purchase of $50 worth of household essentials.  Most people […]

Airplane Seats That Don’t Recline, Airlines That Don’t Want To Save Their Miles, Airlines Downgrading Passengers To A Low-Cost Carrier and a Husband Using Miles To Solve His Wife’s Issue. Things I Find Interesting On Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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 […]