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A Free Soft Drink, Coupon Software — and a Pornography Warning?

April 17, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk members regularly like to collect points in the My Coke Rewards loyalty program, where you enter codes from participating products of The Coca-Cola Company and redeem them to earn prizes such as frequent guest loyalty program points for use at hotel properties, discounted merchandise, entries in sweepstakes and — or course — free Coca-Cola. However — in a rather bizarre promotion — The Coca-Cola Company created...

$50 Best Western Gift Card When You Stay Three Separate Times

April 16, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Stay three separate qualifying times between Monday, April 22, 2013 and Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Best Western branded hotel properties during the Jump Start to Summer Promotion 2013 and earn a US$50.00 Best Western travel card — but you must...

Compensation: Would You Prefer Your Choice of Gift Card Instead of a Flight Voucher or Miles?

April 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk member RacingJunkie received an e-mail message from Delta Air Lines this morning offering compensation in the form of a gift for a flight experience which apparently did not include the “exceptional service” expected by a loyal SkyMiles Medallion elite frequent flier loyalty program member. Interestingly, the choice of items — all valued at $100.00 — include gift cards and electronic certificates valid for use at...

Earn Up to 5,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Staying 2 or More Nights at Hilton HHonors Properties

April 17, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Through June 30, 2013, you can earn 1,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles when you stay for two nights or more at a participating Hilton HHonors hotel property — and you can repeat this up to five times during the promotion period — but...

Explosions at Boston Marathon: Three Fatalities, 140+ Wounded, Logan Airport Shut Down, Security Increased

April 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon — the oldest continuously operating annual marathon in the world — occurred within 15 seconds and 100 meters of each other approximately four hours after the race started, killing at least three people and injuring greater than 140 people. At least 17 of those people are reported to be in critical condition at local area hospitals, while 25 are reportedly in serious condition. Ten of those injured people reportedly had limbs amputated. One of the fatalities was reportedly a boy who was only eight years old. Ball bearings are suspected to have been used as shrapnel in the explosions, exacerbating the number of people who were injured. Several modes of transportation were completely shut down temporarily, including...

Boston Versus New York: Who Will Win This Year?

April 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Ahh, the classic rivalry is on again — and people are wondering who will win this year: Boston or New York? No — I am not talking about the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees...nor am I referring to the Boston Celtics versus the New York Knicks — or even the Boston Bruins versus the New York Rangers. This is about the New York strEATs versus the Boston Alliance at the annual Food Truck Throwdown — scheduled for...

American Airlines Grounds All Flights

April 16, 2013 by The Gate

American Airlines issued the following statement via Twitter: "We are now in a system-wide ground delay until 4:00pm CT as we work to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Potentially Faulty Pins on Boeing 737 Aircraft Prompts Inspection Order by FAA

April 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Prompted by reports that improperly installed and potentially faulty parts could cause certain Boeing 737 passenger airplanes to lose control, the Federal Aviation Administration — or FAA — has ordered for 1,050 of the jets operated by domestic airline carriers in the United States to be examined. The part in question is a fixing pin for the tail of the aircraft to be replaced with an improved pin, as outlined in the following airworthiness directive summary by the Federal Aviation Administration...

Earn Aeroplan Miles By Earning Your Wings and Badges With Air Canada — And a Chance to Win Aeroplan Miles Too

April 14, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Earn Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles by earning and collecting wings and badges — and if you rank amongst the top 25 participants in terms of the total number of wings you have earned during this promotion, you will receive an additional 400,000 Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles, as 10,000,000 bonus Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles will be distributed equally amongst the top 25 participants. According to the terms and conditions of this promotion...

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