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In Memoriam: Joe Maknauskas

October 21, 2012 by Brian Cohen

I am sad to announce that Joe Maknauskas — who was the aircraft and facility manager of the Delta Heritage Museum — has passed away peacefully this morning after suffering complications from brain surgery in August. Joe was a key member of the award-winning crew of the painstaking five-year restoration Delta Air Lines DC-3 Ship 41 — which in 2001 was the winner of the first National Trust for Historic Preservation award presented to an aircraft — and was involved with many other special aircraft projects for Delta Air Lines and the Delta Heritage Museum...

Marriott Rewards Legally Defined as “Personal Financial Interest”

October 18, 2012 by Gerry Wingenbach

Alabaman James Whittaker schemed and conned 100,000 Marriott Rewards Points and plead guilty to “one count of participating in an act which affected a personal financial interest.”

TSA Blog Offers a Full-Body Scan of Stupidity

October 16, 2012 by Gerry Wingenbach

You got to love the official TSA blog. If nothing else, you got to laugh at how stupid we can be. Apparently passengers still pack heat, loaded with bullets, plus knifes, brass knuckles, stun guns masquerading as smart phones, and plenty of baggies of green stuff to smoke.

Several New Forums Opened Recently

October 20, 2012 by Brian Cohen

Several new forums have been formed over the past few months on FlyerTalk as the result of votes by your elected members of TalkBoard, including the following...

Air Canada May Lose Luggage But Finds a Yacht

October 17, 2012 by Gerry Wingenbach

T member tcook052 has posted the good-news story of the week. Imagine this. You’re cruising around 35,000 ft. on an AC flight headed to Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. There’s nothing but blue sky and a bluer Pacific outside your window seat. The Canadian pilot gets on the PA and says something like:

Earn 250 Medallion Qualification Miles and 250 Bonus SkyMiles with Hertz

October 15, 2012 by Brian Cohen

If you plan to rent a car from Hertz at an airport location in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico between now and November 30, 2012, you have a chance to earn 250 bonus SkyMiles and 250 Medallion Qualification Miles towards elite status for next year with Delta Air Lines — but you must...

Up to 50% Rebate at Select Starwood Resort Properties

October 19, 2012 by Brian Cohen

Redeem Starpoints to book your free night award stays at select featured resort properties through December 20, 2012 and receive a rebate of either 30 percent, 40 percent or 50 percent of the Starpoints from your redemption back into your Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program account — but you must...

One Stay Equals 16,000 Wyndham Rewards Points — But…

October 17, 2012 by Brian Cohen

If you are an active member of the Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program, you can earn 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points with just one stay — and you can receive 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points for up to three stays within the promotion period. Reserve your room by December 31, 2012. The stay must end by January 3, 2013, and room rates start as little as $59.95 — not counting any advance purchase non-refundable room rates. However, there is one caveat...

Hilton Three-Day Sale: Europe, Middle East and Africa

October 14, 2012 by Brian Cohen

Book a reservation at a participating select Hilton Worldwide hotel property in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through October 17, 2012 and you can secure significant discounts between 15 percent and 40 percent off of select room rates, which start as low as €65,00 or £50 per night. FlyerTalk member Andre already saved approximately...

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