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Earn Up to 350 Bonus Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Per Rental — and More

October 28, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you are a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program who envies those FlyerTalk members who are able to take advantage of the One Two Free promotion by National Car Rental, Hertz Rent-A-Car offers its own version of the promotion where you can “fast forward to free days.” Register now to earn 250 bonus Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program points for every rental of a vehicle in any car class for a minimum of two days or more from Hertz through December 15, 2013 at participating Hertz locations in the following countries...

Only One Checked Bag Free For Star Alliance Gold Members Traveling on United Airlines Flights

October 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Without any advance notice, United Airlines apparently quietly reduced the allowance of free checked bags for Gold elite members of Star Alliance from three checked bags weighing up to a maximum of 70 pounds each to only one checked bag weighing up to a maximum of 50 pounds on domestic flights within the United States — effective as of October 17, 2013. This revised checked baggage policy...

2013 TalkBoard Elections: Call for Candidates

October 20, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you have ever wanted to serve FlyerTalk as a member of TalkBoard, now is your chance, as you can be one of five FlyerTalk members to be elected by a popular vote — but you must apply by 8:00 in the evening Mountain Daylight Time on Thursday, October 31, 2013 to be considered as a candidate. Here is the timetable of the TalkBoard elections for 2013...

Why 9D on a Delta Air Lines 767-300ER Aircraft is One of My Favorite Seats

October 25, 2013 by Brian Cohen

I normally do not post trip reports, but I was assigned to seat 9D on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines on a recent flight from Seattle to Atlanta — and I truly enjoyed the entire experience. The main reason why I liked seat 9D...

How to Earn Double Elite Qualification Miles, Double Miles AND Up to 10,000 Miles on Select Alaska Airlines Flights

October 22, 2013 by Brian Cohen

There are two current promotions which can potentially net you tens of thousands of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles and help you earn MVP elite status for next year faster. First, you can earn double elite qualification miles towards elite status for next year and double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles on select non-stop flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines from now through May 31, 2014 — at least a full six months — but you must...

In Memoriam: chemist661

October 19, 2013 by Brian Cohen

“Bottom line: In spite of my advanced stages of cancer, my journey (travels, life, etc) have been alot of fun. FT taught me how to travel for very cheap/free. Attending the various DO’s, travelling around the world for next to nothing, going in intl Biz/F has been superb!! I hope to ‘lick’ this cancer by chemotherapy and be able to take to the skies again and see more of the world. I am a ‘born again’ Christian and I am at peace. For me, my positive attitude comes from my faith. I have never put anyone down because of religion/politics. Never had put anyone down to my knowledge. (Note: If I had put someone down by mistake, I apologize in advance--not intentional!!) On FT, the wide variety of topics talked about is where it is at. For this old timer on FT, I became much informed about travels, plus other areas and for that I am thankful!!!” Those were the words posted on March 20, 2013 at 1:19 in the morning Eastern Standard Time by FlyerTalk member chemist661, who sadly passed away earlier this month...

Up to 50% Discount on Award Tickets to Twice as Many Destinations With Flying Blue

October 24, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Members of the Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program can save up to 50 percent on the amount of Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program miles needed to book award travel on flights operated by Air France, AirEuropa and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to various destination around the world during The Great Take-Off: Worldwide Promo Awards promotion. Unlike similar promotions offered in the past...

Double Award MileagePlus Miles on United Airlines Flights Within the Continental United States

October 21, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Earn double award MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles only on flights operated by United Airlines and United Express anywhere within the 48 continental United States through November 21, 2013 — even on domestic portions of international itineraries. However, registration for this promotion is required. You can earn double award MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles on base miles earned for travel in the following fare classes...

Federal Air Marshal Arrested: Accused of Photographing Up the Skirts of Female Passengers

October 18, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Adam Joseph Bartsch — a federal air marshal for the United States — was arrested yesterday morning after being caught by an eyewitness allegedly photographing up the skirts of female passengers with his mobile telephone as they boarded an airplane operating as Southwest Airlines flight 3132 at Nashville International Airport, according to a report by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The unidentified eyewitness reportedly...

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