Start Your Week With 5,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points

Earn 5,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points — in addition to what you would normally earn — when you book a stay to arrive Sunday through Thursday at any of the participating 83 hotel properties located in seven countries through September 2, 2014. To qualify for the Start Your Week with 5,000 Bonus Points promotion, you must…

Airline Ticket Security Fees Set to Increase by More Than Double

Get ready to pay more in security fees on your airline ticket if you are traveling to, from or within the United States effective as of July 21, 2014. “This increase is part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013”, confirmed FlyerTalk member TSAPressSec — also known as Ross Feinstein, who is the press secretary for the Transportation Security Administration and an official company representative on FlyerTalk. “The law restructures the fee limitation from up to $2.50 per leg of a connecting flight (capped at $5 per one-way trip), to a flat $5.60 per one-way trip.” At first glance, you might be thinking that…

What Are The First Things You Do When Boarding an Airplane?

“While at the gate, I usually pull out all the items I intend to use during my flight, so I can quickly pop my bag in the overhead bin and take my seat, with my book next to me on my seat and anything else in the seat pocket” are some of the first things FlyerTalk member rose42 does when boarding an airplane. “I used to count the rows to the exit and glance at the safety card, but then I started watching some shows on the History Channel. Now I’ve pretty much determined that if something were to happen anytime except during the taxi, I’m toast, so I might as well sit back and be comfortable.” To continue the theme started two weeks ago when I posted an article asking you about what are the first things you do when entering a hotel room, I thought I would ask you about what are the first things you do when boarding an airplane. Well, let’s see…I might…

Delta Flight Museum: Additional Details of the Official Ceremony and More Photographs

As I promised you, here are additional details and more photographs pertaining to the grand opening of the Delta Flight Museum in celebration of the 85th anniversary of Delta Air Lines at its world headquarters in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 17, 2014…

Devaluation: New Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Award Chart Announced

Effective as of September 1, 2014, the amount of Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus frequent flier loyalty program miles needed for award travel will increase on a significant number of award redemptions — and FlyerTalk members are not happy. Although the award charts seem to have been simplified — for example, premium economy award redemptions have been eliminated on flights operated by Thai Airways; Zone 7 has been eliminated; and simply double the Royal Orchid Plus frequent flier loyalty program miles needed for return trips — the amount of Royal Orchid Plus frequent flier loyalty program miles needed for redemption on certain awards has increased substantially. Using a Zone 6 award as one example…

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