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Travel Tip: Book Travel Before Elite Status Benefits Expire

Last year was unique. I switched jobs and temporarily decided to switch airline loyalty. Like the rest of American AAdvantage members, I was fed up with all of the “enhancements” to the AAdvantage program. I also realized my travel pattern changed with my new job. My travel became much more Midwest focused. So, I decided…
United Airlines Issues Ground Stop Due To System Outage

Update: Per United Airlines (@United) the United Airlines Ground Stop has been lifted as of 8:09 PM CST. Today, January 22, 2017, just after 7:00pm CST United Airlines issued a ground stop for all domestic flights due to a system outage. This is one of several system meltdowns which has caused service disruptions in recent months.…

Today on my flight from MSP to STL when I logged onto the airplane WIFI I was informed via the picture above that T-Mobile was sponsoring one hour free Gogo WIFI on all enabled flights from Today (Tuesday Nov. 22) through Saturday Nov. 26. The promotion enables passengers to “Fly like a T-Mobile Customer” during…
Legacy Lowdown: Boarding

In the first true installment of Legacy Lowdown I want to discuss boarding procedures of US legacy carriers. I will discuss the pros/cons of each airline’s boarding procedures below. I hope this information helps you better understand each airlines’ boarding methods and help you move up on the boarding list and never have to check…

After remaining extremely loyal to American Airlines for over two years I have once again become a free agent! It is definitely a weird feeling knowing that I will not retain status with American Airlines, but I am excited to try new products and hopefully begin to understand why so many people despise American. In…

Frequent travelers are always looking to escape the hostility of the airport terminal for some rest and relaxation before a flight. Airline lounges are great and I find them valuable when I am traveling. There is often free food and drink, occasionally showers, and usually free Wifi. Lounges also offer specific customer representatives that can…

When searching for flights the other day I came across a unique instance that I thought was worth sharing. Tomorrow American Airlines is offering a round trip flight from Chicago to Miami for just $140. It is a pretty good price for the mileage at just over $0.05/mile. If you type the flights into Webflyer‘s…
Airline Branded Credit Cards

When I first started flying for work, I had no status or priority which made travel fairly painful to start. Boarding last was always frustrating, by the time I got on board, the overhead bin space was all filled up and my bag would have to be checked. Yes, the bag would be checked for…
American Airlines Devaluation

The new American announced several changes coming to their awards program in March 2016. That date is quickly approaching and sadly, the program will become a little less valuable in my opinion. I still will stick to American as I their program fits my travel needs, but it makes the decision a little more difficult.…
Requesting Missing Frequent Flyer Miles

If you’re new to the frequent flyer points and mile, chances are there are flights you have taken in the past year for which you have not received credit or you forgot to add your frequent flyer number to your ticket. It can also happen if you book your ticket through a travel agent or…