Wear Your Belongings to Avoid Baggage Fees and Mishandled Luggage?

I try to avoid checking my baggage whenever possible — to the point where I usually only travel with one bag which I carry onto the airplane with me…but what if you are carrying more items with you and want to avoid paying baggage fees at the same time; or perhaps avoid having your luggage thrown around by baggage handlers — such as with this latest incident which occurred at the international airport in Toronto? Well, one way is to earn elite level status in your preferred frequent flier loyalty program — but that is becoming more difficult in recent years with the spate of perceived devaluations. Another option is that you may want to consider “wearing” your luggage to avoid paying baggage fees. A company named…

E Fares on Delta Air Lines: My Two Experiences

In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to try out Delta Air Lines by purchasing a ticket as an E fare — an airfare which has caused a bit of controversy on FlyerTalk — and I lived to tell about it…twice. An E fare on Delta Air Lines is now the least-expensive airfare you can purchase in a new class of airfare called Basic Economy — even less expensive than a T fare, which was traditionally the cheapest airfare you can purchase. However, there are three differences with E fares versus other fares for seats in the economy class cabin…

The Coupon Connection Forum Closed Indefinitely — Because of Fraud Unit of American Airlines?

FlyerTalk members have reported that their American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program accounts have been audited; and penalties such as the forfeiture of instruments such as eVIPs have been imposed on them for their actions — even for what could be considered minor violations of the rules, terms and conditions. As a result, The Coupon Connection forum — a place where FlyerTalk members who have posted 180 times and have been members for 180 days can exchange or give away something of which can be considered valuable to fellow FlyerTalk members — has been taken off line indefinitely. This was after the initial decision to simply prohibit the offering of instruments from the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program. Here is the global announcement posted by FlyerTalk member and community director SanDiego1K…

Earn 8,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points — But…

Complete a minimum of two stays at participating hotel properties in the United States and Canada which participate in the Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program by June 30, 2014 and earn 8,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points. To put this in perspective, 8,000 Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points is enough to redeem for…

How to Earn a Free Night at Participating Melia Hotel Properties

You can earn up to 40 percent off plus 12,000 MeliãRewards frequent guest loyalty program points at greater than 150 hotel properties located in Europe and Asia — although the terms and conditions also include the Americas region — operated by Meliá Hotels International by following three easy steps…

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