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Monthly Archives for April 2016.

Drunk Passenger Swears at Crew, Jokes About Bomb Onboard. You’ll Easily Guess What Happens Next!

Apr 30 2016

A week ago 25 rowdy Scottish passengers had to be removed from a Jet2 flight. Some had apparently broiught their own alcohol onboard which is a real no-no.

Flying a European low cost carrier can be an… experience. Fellow passengers aren’t median business travelers like you’ll find on national flag carriers in the morning at the beginning of the week and early evening at the end of the week.

So perhaps it’s no surprise that Wednesday’s easyJet Belfast – Barcelona flight 6671 led to two women being taken away on arrival after they “allegedly swore at crew and joked about having a bomb on board, with one reportedly yelling ‘we are all here for a f***ing party’.”

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Delta Improves Upgrade Priority for Elites, Makes Status More Important Than Fare

Apr 29 2016

Starting tomorrow Delta will no longer prioritize full fare over status for upgrades.

This leaves United as the only airline privileging full fare tickets above elite status in ordering the upgrade list. Upgrades will still be hard to get, with Delta attempting to monetize every last first class seat. But it’s a step in the right direction towards recognizing value over the course of a year and not simply a single trip for Delta.

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Register Now For Hilton’s New Promotion

Apr 29 2016

From January 1 through April 30 Hilton offered double points with no properties excluded. Hilton co-brand American Express cardholders got an additional bonus of 1000 HHonors points when paying for their first stay with the card during the promotion period.

For May 1 through August 31 they’re again offering double points, this time called “Unlimited Bonus” — Registration required.

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25% Off Business Class Awards Between Boston and Anywhere in Europe

Apr 29 2016

Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program should be interesting to U.S. frequent flyers for several reasons.

They offer one-way awards. They are an American Express Membership Rewards and a Citi Thank You points transfer partner. They have far more award space on their own flights than Delta has access to. They have most of their partners available for online booking.

Unfortunately their call centers are frustrating, their website can be too (and has been known to show ‘phantom’ award availability, seats that look available but aren’t really here to book).

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