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Live Maggots Found on Airport Sandwich?

August 7, 2013 by Brian Cohen

When you order a sandwich at a restaurant located at an airport, the last thing you would expect to see is your “Parmesan cheese moving” on top of the bread — but that is exactly what Joel Woloshuk claims to have found in the form of live maggots after ordering a focaccia sandwich for lunch at...

Win a Chance to Ride on a Vintage Aircraft When You Donate Funds For Scholarship

August 4, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk is once again teaming up with Radial Velocity to help support the Jason Dahl Scholarship fund — and this year promises to be even more exciting than last year. Radial Velocity races a vintage aircraft in the T-6 class at the Reno Air Races — scheduled from September 11 through September 15, 2013, Your donation could win you a ride in this aircraft at Creve Coeur Field — five miles from St. Louis Lambert Airport — on...

Earn Double Starpoints: Take Two

August 1, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Starting on September 1, 2013, you can earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays in the Double Take promotion offered by the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program through December 15, 2013. Additionally, you can earn a bonus of 2,500 Starpoints for every five eligible nights during this promotion — up to a maximum of 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 nights. However...

Complimentary Night Rewards Expiration Reduced by Kimpton Without Notice

August 6, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Effective as of July 1, 2013, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants Group has quietly reduced the period of time in which you may use a coupon for a complimentary room night reward from two years to one year before the coupon expires. While lauding the generosity of the Kimpton InTouch frequent guest loyalty program and customer service in general, some FlyerTalk members are...

Earn Up to 12,000 Rapid Rewards Points With Marriott Gift Card Purchases

August 3, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Through September 26, 2013, you can earn up to a maximum of 12,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards frequent flier loyalty program points by purchasing gift cards from Marriott in the following amounts...

Get 10 Percent Off Your Next Duty Free Purchase in Seconds

July 31, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you are flying as a passenger on Delta Air Lines and are thinking about purchasing a tax-free or duty-free item during your flight, you are in luck: answer nine simple questions in seconds and receive a ten percent discount off of your next purchase...or that was my experience, anyway, when I attempted to...

jetBlue Airways Introduces Premium Class Product

August 5, 2013 by Brian Cohen

In what seems to be a dramatic shift from its original reputation as a low-cost carrier, jetBlue Airways introduced a new premium class cabin — which offers a mixture of business class lie-flat seats and private mini-suites — to be installed on its fleet of eleven Airbus A321 aircraft which will serve two transcontinental routes in May of 2014. This shift to premium service is not as dramatic a shift as you might believe, as the cost of this service is expected to be priced significantly less than...

Why Can’t Health Care Be More Like Travel?

August 2, 2013 by Brian Cohen

While visiting with me, an older relative of mine who resides in another state had the recent misfortune of accidentally falling, resulting in breaking her neck and opening a gash on her head. She needed a neck brace to stabilize her neck and must wear it for a minimum of two months; she also needed seven staples in her head, which...

Baggage Claim Carousel: How to Ease the “War Zone”

July 30, 2013 by Brian Cohen

You would think that with the advent of ancillary fees charged for checked bags that the crowding around the baggage claim carousel at airports would be diminished and more civilized as a result of fewer people checking their luggage. Sadly, that apparently does not seem to be the case. The baggage claim experience is one of the reasons why I avoid checking luggage at all costs when I travel — and that experience has...

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