News and notes from around the interweb:
- Map of Florida.
I’ve never seen a more perfect map pic.twitter.com/hSTMidlDSD
— Daniel Scroggins (@palmbeachd) November 30, 2022
- Air France KLM Flying Blue promo awards for December include 25% off coach awards to and from Atlanta, Detroit (Air France) and Austin (KLM); 50% off KLM business class to and from Montreal; and 25% off KLM business class to and from Toronto. 50% off business class could be worth positioning for… for some.
- Starting January 1, Air France first class awards will be limited to Platinum members only (no longer available to Golds) and limited to one seat per flight.
- Philadelphia will get a 20,000 square foot Chase lounge (HT: Thrifty Traveler)
- Passengers fight over overhead bin space
@Gary: How do you find the flights that correspond to those mileage amounts?
The online agents don’t know and just, metaphorically, hang up.
Agent (12/2/2022, 9:41:08 AM): Good day! How can I assist you with our website?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:41:48 AM): I just got your email about Dec. frequent flyer offers.
Agent (12/2/2022, 9:42:52 AM): Could you please provide me more details regarding your concern?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:43:06 AM): I went to that page and it shows me long haul Ausutin to europe from 18,375 miles
Me (12/2/2022, 9:43:22 AM): how do I find that flight?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:43:25 AM): thanks.
Agent (12/2/2022, 9:45:23 AM): Oh I see. In that case, please search for all the details on this link: https://www.flyingblue.nl/en/earn-spend/flights/promo-rewards
Me (12/2/2022, 9:46:39 AM): nO. tHAT IS the link I gave you.
Me (12/2/2022, 9:46:48 AM): see the panel on Austin
Me (12/2/2022, 9:47:04 AM): it says from 18375 miles.
Me (12/2/2022, 9:47:16 AM): how do I find THAT flight?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:47:34 AM): Not one on the same route that is 150,000 miles
Me (12/2/2022, 9:47:55 AM): I.e. the offer is subject to specific dates and flights. AWhich ones?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:50:51 AM): are you there?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:54:21 AM): are you there?
Me (12/2/2022, 9:54:37 AM): This question is not answered.
Me (12/2/2022, 9:54:49 AM): In fact you have provided no help thus far.
The question mark area should be labeled military base.
Floridian here, lived in Key West in the 1980s and 1990s, Sarasota 1990s up till 2015. After that, moved to Tampa Bay area. Map is entirely accurate.
It would be great if the Philly lounge could somehow incorporate visits from the adorable Twizzler-stealing raccoon.
The Florida map is great. Alabama for northwest Florida works as well as its common moniker of Redneck Riviera. The ? Section is northeast Florida is appropriate because the area is transitioning from being southern Georgia redneck to New York south.
I can’t wait until Florida is under water. It needs to happen ASAP. That state is just a massive waste of time.
Of course when that happens the fascist republicans will be screaming for help from the gubmint they tried to overthrow.
And those Cubans that keep trying to overthrow the Castro regime from the safety of their living rooms 90 miles away? Pound sand! You shouldn’t have killed my favorite favorite President.
What really upsets me is they are breathing my air…..
@JorgeGeorge Paez You need a doctor.
such hatred, Jorgey.
Because Florida has figured out how to give people what they want far more so than other states ?
You perfectly display the intolerance and unwillingness to accept other people and their choices that IS THE problem w/ America today.
Jorge sounds like a Hate-Filled Fascist Liberal.
Interesting that the bag passengers are arguing in English.
Great news, thank you Gary, I’m going to buy 250,000 miles for me and for my wife today and again in January… great news for our direct flights from TPA to FRA and beyond (56k each way in bus or 70k with Air Canada & United). Just remember that you need to make monthly purchases on your Barclay miles&more MC to avoid losing them
@L3 sir this is an Arby’s.
Its winter time, Jorge has no lawns to mow.
If Jorge lived in FL, he would have lawns to mow in any season.
It’s called FloriDuh for a reason
I disagree the retired 401k part.
It should be pension boomers!
the florida map is about 50/50 the dont say socialism part should also say bring your passport and speak spanish. trump does not live on the main land he lives on palm beach island with all the other billionaires. the ? should be called Georgia. the retired 401k should stay on the west side of florida.