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How Airlines Make Money

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How to get a free flight upgrade

Thanks to the folks at the travel site Globe Hunters for this helpful infographic. I have had little luck getting upgraded until the past few years. I’m not sure what has helped, maybe it’s just sympathy for an old guy … Continue reading

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Can Your E-Ticket Be Hacked

Can your e-ticket be hacked ? Sadly, the answer is yes. Recently, a team of hackers working with a group of German media organizations demonstrated just how simple it is to hack the six digit code on most airline e-tickets. … Continue reading

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Is It Worth It ?

During the past month, I’ve taken six flights. Three were in Economy and three were upgrades to Business Class. I was able to upgrade on two of those flights with minimal bids on empty seats. The last upgrade was a … Continue reading

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The Middle Seat Is The Worst

h/t Wendy MacNaughton

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Every Airline Should Provide One

One of the perks of flying Icelandair for transatlantic passengers is the option for a free stopover in Iceland. Now the national carrier is offering to provide an individual travel friend during stopovers. February through April this year, flyers can … Continue reading

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Airport Common Sense

Once upon a time I loved to hangout at airports. I drove travel companions batty by always trying to get to the airport early. I would even volunteer to pick-up friends and family members when they flew. Now, like everyone … Continue reading

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The Perfect Flight

The travel search engine Skyscanner.net surveyed 2,000 travelers regarding their flying preferences and then commissioned mathematician Eugenia Cheng from the University of Sheffield to create the formula for the perfect flight.

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Thank You For Flying…

Warning: NSFW, language and violence (really) H/T to reader K.Singh This way over the top video is a sharp parody of flying today. It’s a biting spoof on the bitter realities of air travel, with a mix of universal truths … Continue reading

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All Miles Are Not Created Equal

Last week the mileage rewards and points experts at MileCard released a report ranking major airlines loyalty rewards programs. The study provides some real world perspective on the baffling rewards programs. You can see the entire report here.┬áThere are lots … Continue reading

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