Super Typhoon Neoguri closes in on Japan as it moves in a west-northwesterly direction from the Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy of wunderground.com. Click on the image to access more information pertaining to this powerful storm at the official Internet web site of Weather Underground.

Super Typhoon Neoguri Aims For Japan

If your travels include Japan over the next several days, be advised that your travel plans may be interrupted by a strong tropical system heading in a west-northwesterly direction from the Pacific Ocean. Super Typhoon Neoguri is currently a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds measured at approximately 140 miles per hour; and it is expected to strengthen…

This 2013 Cadillac SRX was rented at a National Car Rental facility in Atlanta. Photograph by FlyerTalk member mistaleft. Click on the photograph for a ride and road trip report written by mistaleft.

What Are The First Things You Do When Renting a Car?

In the continuation of a theme started four weeks ago when I posted an article asking you about what are the first things you do when entering a hotel room — and two weeks later, I then posted an article asking you about what are the first things you do when boarding an airplane — I thought I would conclude this loose series of articles by sharing the first things other FlyerTalk members do when they rent a car in this discussion launched back in 2005; and most of them are still relevant today, which include but are not limited to the following…

This is the entrance to the lounges operated by Lufthansa at Munich Airport, where a man allegedly used the Business Lounge free of charge over the course of a year. Photograph by FlyerTalk member ant_west. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by ant_west.

Man Rebooks Ticket to Use Lounge 36 Times; Is Sued and Loses

If this story is true, it is indeed beyond chutzpah on the part of an unidentified man who allegedly purchased a business class ticket and rebooked his flight free of charge 35 additional times primarily for free use of the airport lounge over the course of a year. A judgement of 1,980 Euro — or 55 Euro per visit to the airport lounge — by the District Court of Munich was awarded to Lufthansa as the result of a lawsuit initiated by representatives of the airline; and the amount is 1,235 more Euro than…

Perhaps you can earn enough bonus miles to fly as a passenger aboard this Airbus A319-112 aircraft operated by American Airlines. Photograph by FlyerTalk member 082095. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by 082095.

20 Percent Bonus AAdvantage or Dividend Miles When Converted From Starwood Points

Through July 31, 2014, you will earn 5,000 bonus US Airways Dividend Miles or American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles for every 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program points you convert. This means that — as an example — you will receive 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles instead of the usual 25,000 miles; and they will be posted to your account within seven business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by Starwood Preferred Guest…and according to FlyerTalk member mahasamatman, you can earn “up to a maximum of…

Photograph courtesy of Finnair. Click on the photograph to access the source of the photograph at the official Internet web site of Finnair.

Exclusive Premium Lounge With Unisex Sauna to Open at Helsinki Airport

A new lounge near Gate 36 in the non-Schengen area of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport will open soon; and it is equipped with a unisex sauna where the towels are supposedly optional — meaning recommended and not necessarily required. FlyerTalk members first learned of this new airport lounge by Finnair back in October and have eagerly awaited its opening. According to a press release from Finnair…

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