FlyerTalk Member Unhurt in Rocket Attack at Airport; Tension Between Pilots; Near Collisions; Other Aviation News

There was a lot of news reported within the past week pertaining commercial aviation — so let us get started without further ado: FlyerTalk member rwoman — who is also a member of TalkBoard — was unhurt when two rockets hit the northern part of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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