Bulk Fares on @Delta, @United, and @American

Earlier this week Enoch of PointMeToThePlane shared the results of an experiment where he used the Citi ThankYou points portal to pay for part of an American Airlines ticket. While not something unusual at first glance, Enoch pointed out that the earning was based on the distance flown instead of the amount spent. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading “Bulk Fares on @Delta, @United, and @American”

@Delta to Upgrade RDU-CDG Flight

Google Now just informed me that there has been talk of Delta replacing the 757 that is currently being used to connect Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) with a 767. This would be a pretty big improvement in the quality of flight for passengers. Delta’s Pink Force One is an example of … Continue reading “@Delta to Upgrade RDU-CDG Flight”

@Delta and @JetAirways Reciprocity

Stefan from RapidTravelChai noted that in the near future, the partnership between Jet Airways and Air France/KLM will be expanding to include Delta! Near the bottom of the article, found here, is this tidbit: Air France-KLM Flying Blue members are already eligible to earn and redeem miles on all routes operated by Jet Airways and … Continue reading “@Delta and @JetAirways Reciprocity”

@United – Last Seat Availability

Greg over at FrequentMiler recently shared his experience with United’s Last Seat Availability guarantee that he received thanks to his Marriott status (Marriott’s Platinum status grants you Silver with United, once you link the accounts), and that reminded me that since the acquisition of SPG by Marriott went through on Friday, those who had SPG … Continue reading “@United – Last Seat Availability”

@Bourdain and @POTUS – Bun Cha, Bringing the World Together

I just read an interesting piece from Roads & Kingdoms where they got to talk to Anthony Bourdain about his most recent Parts Unknown episode. This episode is special because President Obama reached out to Bourdain to dine with him. Instead of opting for an environment that the Secret Service would likely approve of more, … Continue reading “@Bourdain and @POTUS – Bun Cha, Bringing the World Together”

Great @VirginAtlantic Premium Economy Sale!

If you are looking to fly to London, now is the time! While this sale is limited to the NYC and DC area, you can fly Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy to London! The icing on the cake is that American Express currently has an offer where if you spend $1,000 or more with Virgin Atlantic, … Continue reading “Great @VirginAtlantic Premium Economy Sale!”

@Airbus A350-1000 Test Aircraft! #AvGeek

Airbus has their second A350-1000 XWB test aircraft out and about in its new Carbon Livery. With a three-class configuration, it can carry 366 passengers just under 8,000 nautical miles. It’s powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines that have been custom built for Airbus specifically for this plane. From Airbus’s estimates, the airframe … Continue reading “@Airbus A350-1000 Test Aircraft! #AvGeek”