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Win a Ride in the Oldest Surviving American Airlines Aircraft — Again

April 20, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If historical aircraft interests you, how would you like a chance to ride in one which is 81 years of age — the oldest surviving airplane flown for American Airlines? Donate to the Jason Dahl scholarship fund and you will be entered into a drawing for you and a friend to have a chance to win the opportunity to ride in the oldest surviving aircraft flown by American Airlines, a 1931 Stinson SM-6000-B Trimotor airplane, also known as Ship #NC-11153. The ride will be donated by Greg Herrick in whose private collection the vintage airplane resides. The goal is to collect a minimum of $3,000.00 for this very worthwhile charity. If you are the raffle winner, you will...

Airplane Overshoots Runway; No Injuries or Fatalities Reported

April 19, 2013 by Brian Cohen

A Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines as flight 1170 overshot the north runway at Port Columbus International Airport as it landed, resulting in the nose gear of the airplane to be stuck in the mud. No fatalities or injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and no other flights were affected. The airplane had just flown in from...

A Surprise For Staying at 50 Unique Hyatt Hotel Properties

April 18, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk member todorovic recently received an unexpected surprise delivered from the “milestones curator” of the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program for staying at 50 unique Hyatt Hotels and Resorts properties: a gift of one free award night valid for standard room accommodations to be used at any resort or hotel property within one year before it expires. According to the terms and conditions...

Grounding of Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ Fleet Lifted by FAA

April 19, 2013 by Brian Cohen

All it took was one day for the following question posted at The Gate to be answered: will the ‘Dreamliner’ finally fly again? Apparently, the answer is “yes.” In a press release issued earlier today, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States lifted the grounding order upon approval of the design changes by Boeing for modifications to the battery systems on Boeing 787 aircraft, which supposedly address the risks at the battery cell level, the battery level and the aircraft level. Excerpts from the official press release include the following...

Change Fees Increase on United Airlines?

April 19, 2013 by Brian Cohen

This song parody is simply in fun to spread the news in a different way about the supposed increase in change fees on United Airlines from $150.00 to $200.00 in some markets and from $250.00 to $300.00 in other markets. All right — so I am not Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes, may she rest in peace. However, I offer no apology to re-writing the lyrics to Please Mr. Postman, which is the title of their debut hit single for the Tamla label, a division of Motown Record Corporation...

Cheap Airport Lounge Access to All: An Oxymoron?

April 18, 2013 by Brian Cohen

You have thought about wanting to escape the crowds at the airport while waiting at the gate for your flight to depart — but for whatever reason, you just cannot see yourself parting with several hundred dollars for an annual membership offered by your preferred frequent flier loyalty program for access to their airport lounges. You might even think that shorter membership durations and day pass options may still not be worth it to you. A company called Airspace Lounge is hoping to change that by revolutionizing the airport lounge business. Their first location at...

Dare You Drink Out of Glasses in Hotel Rooms?

April 19, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk member and community director SanDiego1K brought her concerns about the cleanliness of glasses in hotel rooms to the Hyatt Gold Passport forum, wondering if Hyatt Corporation has a policy similar to Starwood Hotels and Resorts. “All glassware — including glass coffee carafes and cups — are to be washed in a dishwasher and, once cleaned, never again touched by ungloved hands with the understanding that the gloves being used will have never been used previously for any other purpose”, according to...

After $600 Million, Will the Dreamliner Finally Fly Again?

April 18, 2013 by Brian Cohen

The good news for the “Dreamliner” — the nickname for the Boeing 787 aircraft, which has had its share of problems and sure could use whatever good news it can get —is that a key document known as a Project Standard of Compliance may be approved by regulators in the United States, resulting in possibly paving the way to get the beleaguered aircraft back in service as soon as within the next couple of months. Unfortunately, the “Dreamliner” has been a financial nightmare, as...

Targeted Promotion: Earn 50% Premier Qualification Miles on United Airlines

April 17, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Complete your travel by May 23, 2013 on paid round-trip electronic tickets for qualifying flights operated by United Airlines, and you will earn 50 percent Premier qualification miles towards elite status in addition to the ones you would already normally earn. Unfortunately, this promotion is targeted — and no, I did not qualify. However...

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