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United Airlines Making Bold Changes To How You Earn Status

United Airlines is going all-in on money, as in you’ll earn elite status based almost entirely on how much you pay the airline. The amount you’ll need to spend is going up again. And, if you can’t hit the minimum number of flights, you’ll have to spend even more. There is some good news for international travelers. For everyone else, this is going to be a tough pill to swallow.

The Ultimate Aviation Geek Event Is Back

If you’re an aviation geek (or even an aspiring geek) the ultimate travel adventure is about to go on sale again. Tickets for StarMegaDO 7 will go on sale today. The schedule will take you to Airbus’ private airport for a tour, with stops in Mykonos and Athens along the way as well. Find out more….

SUPER Cheap Flights To Greece!

Who said every cloud doesn’t have a silver lining? I’m guessing new bookings to Greece may have dropped a bit, and the sale announced yesterday by Aegean Airlines is another good piece of evidence in support of that. They’re offering tickets to Athens and Thessaloniki for 19 Euro and tickets FROM Greece to elsewhere in their network for 39 Euro. ETA: reading is apparently harder than I thought. As pointed out to me in comments, the T&C of the fare sale are for domestic segments. However, when I looked at […]

What Happens When Your Airline Loses Your Luggage?

Pizza-in-chief note.  This is a guest post by a good friend of mine, Nathan.  The airlines recently lost his suitcase and he reached out to me about constructing a post to help readers understand what to do when this happens to you.  Nathan has been actively involved in the Dahl Fund since its inception.  The Dahl Fund is committed to providing scholarships for aspiring young pilots.  It was started and continues to be organized by family, friends and colleagues of Jason Dahl, an experienced pilot who lost his life protecting […]

US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus Back, Effectively Purchase Miles for Just Over A Penny

Pretty straightforward.  US Airways has offered this earlier this year.  Essentially, you can transfer up to 50,000 miles from your account to someone else’s and receive a 100% bonus for doing so (meaning you earn  50,000 miles).  The cost to transfer those miles is just over $500, or about 1.1 cents per point.   You’ll need to have someone to transfer your miles to (and hopefully they’ll transfer them back so you both get 50,000 miles).  Important side note, any account you transfer from and to needs to be open […]