2014GlobeRunnerNominee

FlyerTalk Nominated for Best General Travel Site — Yet Again for 2014

FlyerTalk has once again been nominated for the GlobeRunner Award for Best General Travel Site — which is based on votes by readers of Frequent Business Traveler magazine — after having won the award in 2013 and in 2012. Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has already begun. If you believe that FlyerTalk is indeed the best general travel Internet web site in the world, then please show how you feel by voting for FlyerTalk in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards, as voting will be open until…

Photograph ©istockphoto.com by mandygodbehear.

Nine “Dirty Secrets” of the Travel Industry? Not to Members of FlyerTalk

Here is another one of those “listicles” — or articles in the form of some list that someone threw together. This one purports to reveal nine “dirty secrets” of the travel industry, as posted by Caroline Morse of SmarterTravel. If you have been a FlyerTalk member for years, you most likely already knew most or all of them anyway, so — just for fun and laughs — let us run down this list and dissect it, FlyerTalk-style…

This Boeing 767-332ER aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines awaits its passengers at the international airport which serves Seattle and Tacoma. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

1,000 Delta SkyMiles Simply for Joining as a New Member

Although this offer of receiving 1,000 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles simply for joining the frequent flier loyalty program as a new member is intended to be exclusive for customers of Hertz Rent a Car, FlyerTalk member Doctor of Credit confirms that anyone who is not yet a member of the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program can benefit from this promotion — even if…

300 points earned in the American Airlines Business Extra incentive program is enough to redeem for a free day pass for admittance into an Admirals Club airport lounge such as this one. Photograph by FlyerTalk member popoemt. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by popoemt.

Earn Up to 1,300 American Airlines Business Extra Points — But Hurry

You can earn up to 1,300 points in the American Airlines Business Extra program — which is a complimentary business travel rewards and incentive program completely separate from the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program designed to help small and medium-sized companies to reduce their travel costs — with the following two separate offers…

This map shows the origination of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur; its destination in Beijing; the approximate point where contact is lost; and the Southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is assumed to have been lost. Graphic by Brian Cohen. Imagery ©2014 TerraMetrics. Map data ©2014 courtesy of Google Maps.

Malaysia Airlines: “We Have to Assume that MH370 Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean”

Two statements have been released concerning the mysterious disappearance of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The aircraft — which attempted to transport 226 passengers and 13 members of the flight crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing — mysteriously disappeared on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The first statement — also known as Media Statement 23, released on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:15 in the evening — is a communication which was shared with the family members of passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight 370…

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