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New Elite Rewards Offer for 2013 Announced by American Airlines

April 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

American Airlines has launched a potentially lucrative new promotion for elite members of the AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program for 2013, as it appears to offer up to four cumulative rewards when you reach the appropriate milestones — but you must register for this offer by December 31, 2013, and you much choose all of your rewards by February 28, 2014. Rewards are earned by reaching milestones, as follows...

Earn Double Aeroplan Miles at Esso Stations

April 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you are a member of the Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty reward program and fill up the tank of your vehicle with fuel from any of the greater than 1,800 Esso service stations in Canada, you are in luck: during the Double Miles Event through May 27, 2013, you can earn double the Aeroplan miles you usually earn as follows...

Air Travel Delays to Increase From Ripple Effects of Budget Cuts From Sequestration

April 22, 2013 by Brian Cohen

In order to comply with the sequestration budget cuts which became effective as of March 1, 2013, air traffic controllers are being furloughed by the Federal Aviation Administration as of yesterday — and FlyerTalk members are starting to experience the effects. While it is no doomsday scenario, the furloughs of air traffic controllers may have a significant impact on commercial aviation in the United States in the form of extensive ground delays — especially at major airports. As a precautionary measure to its customers, the following commercial airlines in the United States have already issued advisories and statements pertaining to this potential impact...

Breaking News: WikiPosts Now Activated for FlyerTalk Members

April 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Just moments ago, I found out that you can now post content in WikiPosts on FlyerTalk if you have been a FlyerTalk member for a minimum of 90 days and have posted content on FlyerTalk 90 times. The activation of this new feature on FlyerTalk — which also occurred moments ago — is the result of ßeta testing by moderators, ambassadors and administrators of FlyerTalk since October of 2012. More to come...

Terminal Evacuated — Because of Toothpaste

April 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Well, at least the toothpaste — which reportedly caused the closing of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York for approximately 90 minutes yesterday afternoon — can be paired with the electric toothbrush that caused the closing of part of Atlanta’s international airport in January. The toothpaste — reportedly found in the baggage room area of El Al Airlines at Concourse B in Terminal 4 — was considered a “suspicious package” because...

FlyerTalk Member JDiver to Match Donations to Help Victims of the Boston Marathon Explosions

April 21, 2013 by Brian Cohen

The manhunt for the suspects allegedly responsible for the explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon last week has concluded — but many of the victims of the explosions and their families are still suffering from the pain and trauma of the explosions, which has permanently changed some of their lives forever. FlyerTalk member and senior moderator JDiver has issued a challenge to his fellow FlyerTalk members to help assist those victims by generously offering to match your donation to...

Full-Body Scanners: Make Your Voice Heard NOW!

April 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

This is your chance to voice your opinion and feedback as to whether or not the Transportation Security Administration should continue or cancel rolling out Advanced Imaging Technology — or AIT — full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints throughout the United States. Here is the actual summary posted by the Transportation Security Administration referencing Docket ID TSA-2013-0004...

Earn 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles Per Stay at W Hotel Properties

April 22, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Through July 9, 2013, when you stay at a participating W Hotels property in North America, you will earn 1,000 Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program miles and — as a bonus — you also get two “cool” cocktails at the Living Room Bar. Cool. You must first...

Strike by Employees of Lufthansa Again; Flights Cancelled on Sunday and Monday

April 20, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you plan on being a passenger on Lufthansa anytime on Sunday, April 21, 2013 and Monday, April 22, 2013, you are well advised to keep yourself up to date with a warning strike which is planned to be implemented by Die Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft — a trade union also known as ver.di, which represents approximately 33,000 employees of Lufthansa — reportedly emanating from a dispute over pay. Almost 1,800 flights have already been canceled as a result of the looming strike — which is three times greater than the number of flights canceled during a strike on Thursday, March 21, 2013. An official statement has been released by Lufthansa, which reports the latest travel information as follows...

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