European Union

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 […]

Congress Appears Ready To Kick The Can Down The Road On Key Support Measure For Boeing

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (at least for this House) in favor of a short-term government funding measure that also included an extension of the charter for the Export-Import Bank until June, 2015. First, a quick primer on the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im, in short).  Here’s a statement directly from their website: The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States. Our mission is to ensure that U.S. companies — large and small — have access to the financing they need to turn […]

Gogo Now In Canada, Roaming Charges In Europe Going Away, How Do You Stay Connected On Vacation? Things I Find Interesting On Sunday, April 6, 2014

Things I Find Interesting On Sunday, April 6th 2014: Gogo Internet Is Now Available On Flights In Canada.  I’ve had a Gogo subscription since shortly after the service debuted.  I’ve gotten a ton of value out of Wifi on planes through increased productivity, and the monthly pass saves a bunch over buying a pass for each flight.  The Heels First Travel gals note that there’s a likely price increase coming down the pike on April 13th, so lock in your monthly pricing plan now. Are you smart enough to hack […]