American AAdvantage AAnytime Awards Increases and Other Changes — With No Advance Notice

Changes which have been quietly implemented to the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program effective as of today, April 8, 2014, for tickets issued for travel starting June 1, 2014 include increased amounts of American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles required to be redeemed for AAnytime Awards; the elimination of one world Explorer Awards; and if you earned Gold elite level status, you can no longer check a second bag free of charge. Many FlyerTalk members are even more livid about…

Earn a $50.00 Gift Card When You Stay Two Times at Best Western Hotels

Stay two separate times at participating hotel properties branded as Best Western now through May 18, 2014 and receive a $50.00 Best Western Travel Card — but you must first…

“All Hell Broke Loose” as FlyerTalk Member and Passengers Were Stranded Overnight at Airport in Hong Kong

Due to a weather delay last week which led to a mechanical failure of the engine on the right side of an airplane operated by Dragonair, FlyerTalk member Cathay Boy and fellow passengers wound up being stranded overnight at Hong Kong International Airport, as detailed in his own words…

El Al Airline Safety Video: A “Pathetic Copy” of the Virgin America Safety Video?

Accusations by FlyerTalk members have been posted that the safety video released by El Al Israel Airlines Limited is actually a “bad and pathetic copy” of the safety video released by Virgin America, Incorporated last year — but you be the judge by watching the two safety videos below and see for yourself…

Should Airlines Be Allowed to Attach Advertising Onto Your Baggage?

It is bad enough when you have to pay a fee to check your baggage — that is, if you have not earned elite level status in your preferred frequent flier loyalty program. It is even worse when you have to wait at least 40 minutes until you are able to retrieve your baggage after the conclusion of your flight…but how would you feel if you found an advertisement strapped to your luggage — and that the application of that advertisement may have contributed towards the delay…

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