Travel Alert: Pilots to Possibly Strike on Lufthansa April 2-4, 2014; Many Flights Already Cancelled

Vereinigung Cockpit — also known as VC, which is the pilots union — has announced a “worldwide labour action” of its members at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings for three days from Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 00:00, through Friday, April 4, 2014, at 23:59, according to the official Internet web site of Lufthansa. To exacerbate matters…

FlyerTalk Nominated for Best General Travel Site — Yet Again for 2014

FlyerTalk has once again been nominated for the GlobeRunner Award for Best General Travel Site — which is based on votes by readers of Frequent Business Traveler magazine — after having won the award in 2013 and in 2012. Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has already begun. If you believe that FlyerTalk is indeed the best general travel Internet web site in the world, then please show how you feel by voting for FlyerTalk in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards, as voting will be open until…

Nine “Dirty Secrets” of the Travel Industry? Not to Members of FlyerTalk

Here is another one of those “listicles” — or articles in the form of some list that someone threw together. This one purports to reveal nine “dirty secrets” of the travel industry, as posted by Caroline Morse of SmarterTravel. If you have been a FlyerTalk member for years, you most likely already knew most or all of them anyway, so — just for fun and laughs — let us run down this list and dissect it, FlyerTalk-style…

1,000 Delta SkyMiles Simply for Joining as a New Member

Although this offer of receiving 1,000 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles simply for joining the frequent flier loyalty program as a new member is intended to be exclusive for customers of Hertz Rent a Car, FlyerTalk member Doctor of Credit confirms that anyone who is not yet a member of the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program can benefit from this promotion — even if…

Earn Up to 1,300 American Airlines Business Extra Points — But Hurry

You can earn up to 1,300 points in the American Airlines Business Extra program — which is a complimentary business travel rewards and incentive program completely separate from the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program designed to help small and medium-sized companies to reduce their travel costs — with the following two separate offers…

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