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Travel Alert: More Winter Weather Woes For the Northeastern United States

January 22, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Greater than 7,000 flights have already been delayed as a result of the latest round of winter weather to impact the northeastern United States, where snowfall accumulation totaled as much as 15 inches in some locations — and FlyerTalk members have definitely been affected, as evidenced in the following discussions...

Reserve Your Spot at the Front of the Line at an Airport Security Checkpoint?

January 18, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Have you ever arrived at the airport to catch your flight — only to have a long line at the security checkpoint greet you even though you have elite level status in at least one frequent flier loyalty program? Are there times where the Pre✓ program offered by the Transportation Security Administration of the United States is not always helpful in expediting your passage through the airport security checkpoint? Now at one airport, you can enter your flight number...

Smoke Reported From Main Battery of Japan Airlines Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Aircraft

January 14, 2014 by Brian Cohen

A maintenance crew at Narita Airport reportedly discovered white smoke and an unidentified liquid emanating from the main battery of a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft — supposedly two hours before it was to depart from Tokyo to Bangkok with 158 passengers, according to...

Warning: Never Purchase “Buddy Passes”

January 21, 2014 by Brian Cohen

One of the least-expensive ways to travel by airplane is on a “buddy pass” — usually where you pay little more than the taxes and fees for an airline ticket — but the experience of the travel companion of FlyerTalk member LashondaO should demonstrate to you on how not to procure and use a “buddy pass.” Although LashondaO and the travel companion — both of whom are students in the United States — successfully flew as passengers on Delta Air Lines to Chile, return flights were canceled due to...

International Lounge Access to Be Reduced for Economy Class Delta SkyTeam Elite Plus Passengers

January 17, 2014 by Brian Cohen

With no official announcement, all Delta Air Lines international airport lounges operated by a third party will become lounges accessible only to passengers traveling on flights in business class effective as of May 1, 2014. This means that if you...

2014 FlyerTalk Awards: Vote Today!

January 14, 2014 by Brian Cohen

The official balloting for the 2014 FlyerTalk Awards starts today and will run through noon Pacific Standard Time on February 11, 2014. These annual awards honor the best affinity programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries as selected by members of the most popular frequent flier community in the world of greater than...

United Airlines Subject of Rants by Former Senate Leader

January 20, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Were the complaints about a recent experience as a passenger on United Airlines flight 1486 posted on social media by William Harrison Frist legitimate — or was he simply being what is known on FlyerTalk as a DYKWIA, or Do You Know Who I Am? Frist — a heart and lung transplant surgeon and a multi-millionaire who is also a former majority leader of the United States Senate from Tennessee — fired off a series of “tweets” complaining about...

A Chance to Win One of Two Fantastic Prizes When You Support the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund This Month

January 16, 2014 by Brian Cohen

How would you like a chance to ride in a vintage aircraft — complete with a tour and hotel night stays — or a session in the cockpit of a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” simulator? All you have to do is support the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund this month to have a chance to win the following grand prize...

Another Encore Yet Again: Earn 300 Free LaQuinta Returns Points in Seconds

January 13, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Well, this promotion has returned yet again: by simply entering your La Quinta Returns member number and last name, you can earn a one-time bonus of 300 free La Quinta Returns points in seconds from now through February 15, 2014. You must...

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