Video: Train Struck by Lightning in Japan

A Limited Express train operated by Odakyu Railways which was traveling from Shinjuku to Machida in Japan was struck by lightning as it crossed a bridge spanning the Tamagawa River. After watching the video below, it is no surprise that a portion of a car on the ten-car train was scorched — but you might be amazed that no one was injured…

American Airlines Offers Fast Track to Elite Status — Only to Later Be Removed and Possibly Targeted

If you do not currently have elite status as an AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program member with American Airlines, now is your opportunity — provided that you register for this offer to “fast-track” your way to elite status by August 27, 2013 and use a special promotion code — and once you earn your level of elite status, you get to keep it through February 28, 2015. You must earn the following about of elite qualification miles in order to achieve the following elite status levels…

Increase Cost of SkyMiles for International Business Class; Award Hold Discontinued by Delta

An award ticket in the business class cabin on an international flight will cost you more SkyMiles if you travel on certain routes on June 1, 2014 or thereafter, according to FlyerTalk member DwayneSkyMiles — one of the official company representatives of Delta Air Lines on FlyerTalk. The increased redemption amounts for “low” awards for a seat in what is considered the “true” international BusinessElite cabin include the following…

Asiana Airlines Offers $10,000 to Passengers; Denies Responsibility for Crash

Asiana Airlines is reportedly offering $10,000.00 to each passenger who survived the crash of the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft which operated as flight 214, simultaneously denying responsibility for the crash and even going so far as to suggest that passengers contributed to their own injuries in the crash last month at San Francisco International Airport. Passengers are eligible to receive payment of the $10,000.00 — even if they were not injured — and acceptance of the payment supposedly…

100 Percent Bonus on Purchase of IHG Rewards Club Points: Should You Buy Now?

You can receive a bonus of 100 percent on the purchase of IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program points through August 26, 2013 — but is it worth it; and should you buy now? Let us first look at the rates which you may purchase in increments of 1,000 IHG Rewards Club frequent guest loyalty program points…

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