Registration for Your Own Marriott Getaway Bonus Begins Today — But…

You most likely have a Getaway Bonus targeted and waiting just for you where you will earn double Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points after the second paid stay — up to a maximum of 25,000 bonus points — pertaining to stays at participating Marriott hotel and resort properties between June 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014; but you must sign in and register by July 31, 2014 to receive your own targeted offer and participate in this promotion. Here is a list of the brands of hotel properties participating in this promotion…

Chances to Win a First Class Trip to Any Continent and 500,000 AAdvantage Miles

There are two current yet separate promotions where you have a chance to win a trip to any continent as a passenger in the first class cabin; as well as a chance to win 500,000 American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win either sweepstakes; but the deadline to enter both sweepstakes is by June 13, 2014. The first contest touts the strength of the one world alliance; and you can enter for a chance to be one of five winners of a prize — supposedly worth an approximate retail value of $8,080.00 — which includes…

FlyerTalk Sponsors Tenth Annual Kids First Auction: Bid on Airline Tickets, Hotel Nights, Car Rentals, Vouchers and Miles

How would you like to bid on a chance to win one of a number of great travel prizes while simultaneously supporting a worthy cause where you can have a positive impact on the lives of many children who need your help? Beginning on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and lasting for ten days, the first of three auctions in which you can bid on a global selection of travel items during the tenth Kids First Auction — sponsored by FlyerTalk — include airline tickets, hotel stays, car rentals and feature signature items. For example, you could bid on a chance to win a day trip to Niagara Falls on a charter flight from New York. The second auction is scheduled to commence on…

The Great GrapeGate Grate: Is United Airlines Serving Fewer Grapes With Meals?

Talk about the grapes of wrath. In a sublime nod to the recent scarcity of limes, groups of FlyerTalk members are now grappling with the gripping story of griping about groping fewer grapes — or lack thereof — during meal service aboard aircraft operated by United Airlines. Perhaps this seedy action — apparently not heard through the grapevine — is to help return United Ail-lines to profitability by welching on their customers after reporting disappointing financial results for the first quarter of 2014. “As Jeff said on the recent 1Q 2014 call”, recalled FlyerTalk member spin88…

New: Luxury Three-Room Residences, Apartments Aboard Etihad Airways Airbus A380 Aircraft

You could already fly as a passenger in suites aboard select aircraft operated by airlines such as Singapore Airlines; and you can already take a shower aboard select aircraft operated by Emirates Airline. Pshaw. As described in an official press release, Etihad Airways has significantly upped the ante in the luxury cabin wars with The Residence — its new product aboard select Airbus A380, which includes a butler to ensure all arrangements are in place and plan both the inflight and après-flight itinerary according to personal preferences; and a chef at your service who can prepare your favorite meal if you do not prefer the available gourmet offerings. This “apartment in the air” is designed for up to two passengers traveling together — and “it has been created by leading interior designers and hospitality experts who understand the discernment and sophistication expected by the private traveller.” Each “residence” includes the following rooms…

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