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Certain amenities will no longer be available on certain long-distance train lines on Amtrak in the future. Photograph by FlyerTalk member KenHamer. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by KenHamer.

Amtrak to Cut Select Amenities on Long-Distance Train Lines

February 11, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Even Amtrak is not immune from the spate of perceived devalutions with which members of frequent travel loyalty programs had to deal. According to FlyerTalk member trainman74, the following amenities are scheduled to be cut from long-distance train lines operated by Amtrak — primarily impacting passengers of sleeping cars — as of the dates indicated below...

A bed in a hotel room does not have to be your deathbed — but if you find yourself starting to feel ill while inside of one, err on the side of caution and leave the room immediately, as the cause could be carbon monoxide. Photograph by FlyerTalk member FindAWay. So as not to imply any negativity on the hotel in which this room is located, there is intentionally no link to any trip report.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Hotel Room: Are You At Risk?

February 7, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Three guests died in the same room within three months at a hotel property in Boone, North Carolina as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning — resulting in the charging of the business executive managing the hotel property with involuntary manslaughter. This leads to the question: what are your chances of becoming ill — or even dying — from carbon monoxide poisoning in your hotel room? According to...

This is the tail of the first Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines. Photograph by FlyerTalk member expert7700. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by expert7700.

Earn Up to 2,500 Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards Points For New Members

February 4, 2014 by Brian Cohen

If you are not yet a member of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards frequent flier loyalty program but were thinking about joining, you are in luck: you can earn up to 2,500 Rapid Rewards frequent flier loyalty program points when you complete the following steps...

This weather map illustrates the precipitation expected as a result of the winter storm which will affect the southeastern United States through Thursday, February 13, 2014 — which may cause delays and possible cancellations of flights. Note that many areas located within the pink area are expected to experience an accumulation of ice. Weather map courtesy of AccuWeather. Click on the weather map above to access the official Internet web site of AccuWeather.com.

Travel Alert: Threat of Ice, Snow, Rain and Mixed Precipitation for Southeastern United States

February 10, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Due to a winter storm expected to affect portions of at least 21 states in the southeastern United States with ice, snow and mixed precipitation, FlyerTalk members will definitely be affected through at least Thursday, February 13, 2014, as evidenced in the following discussions listed below...

Could tubes of toothpaste NOT be in your future when traveling over the next couple of weeks — or longer? Photograph by FlyerTalk member jammed. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by jammed.

Toothpaste Tube Bomb Threat Warning to Airlines During Winter Olympic Games

February 5, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Although not aware of any specific threat at this time, officials of the Department of Homeland Security of the United States have issued a warning to airlines of several countries with flights traveling to Russia for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers which have the potential to contain ingredients used to construct an explosive device aboard an airplane. FlyerTalk members who...

This is a view of the exterior of the Best Western Smyrna Inn in Smyrna, Delaware. I chose this photograph to encourage you to become well aware of Delaware. Photograph courtesy of Best Western International, Inc. Click on the photograph for the official Internet web site of this hotel property.

Earn Up to 2,000 Best Western Reward Points Per Stay and Up to a 20% Discount

February 3, 2014 by Brian Cohen

In what FlyerTalk member sdsearch once again calls a “confusing” promotion, when you book a reservation between now and April 16, 2014 at a rate supposedly found only on the official Internet web site of Best Western, you will earn 1,500 bonus Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points per stay — elite members earn 2,000 bonus Best Western Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points per stay — in addition to a discount of up to 20 percent off of the best available rate, depending on the hotel property at which you stay. However, you must...

This is a typical room at the Novotel London Heathrow Airport Hotel property. Novotel is one of the brands which participates in the Le Club Accorhotels frequent guest loyalty program. Photograph by FlyerTalk member TheFlyingDoctor. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by TheFlyingDoctor.

Earn Five Times More Points With One Stay With Le Club Accorhotels

February 9, 2014 by Brian Cohen

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Le Club Accorhotels frequent guest loyalty program, you can earn five times the Le Club Accorhotels frequent guest loyalty program points you would normally earn with your next stay by following these instructions...

If it is dangerous to smoke in certain areas outside at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, is it really safe for employees to grill their food? Photograph by FlyerTalk member DLATL777.

Smoking Airport Employees a Fire Hazard in Atlanta?

February 5, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Airline employees at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area have reportedly been smoking at restricted areas of the airport where smoking is prohibited — especially near areas where thousands of gallons of fuel are stored — enough to concern Joe Baker, who is the chief of the Atlanta Fire Department. According to a story reported by...

This weather map illustrates the precipitation expected as a result of the winter storm which will affect portions of the midwestern and northeastern United States on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5, 2014 — which will cause more delays and cancellations of flights. Weather map courtesy of AccuWeather. Click on the weather map above to access the official Internet web site of AccuWeather.com.

Travel Alert: Winter Storm to Affect Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

February 3, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Here we go again: airlines are canceling flights over the next couple of days starting today as a result of the latest round of winter weather to impact the midwestern and northeastern United States — as well as southeastern Canada — where snowfall accumulation ix expected to total as much as 12 inches in some locations. FlyerTalk members will definitely be affected, as evidenced in the following discussions listed below...

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