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United adds cruise awards for DividendMiles

PHeymont ·
Take your choice...cruise or fly. United Airlines has connected with a dozen or so cruise lines to offer cruises as awards for its loyalty program. DividendMiles members who buy cruises on some of those lines through United's website can also earn...
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AirBerlin's new fares: JustFly, pretty cheap

PHeymont ·
Returning a bit to its roots as a discount carrier, AirBerlin is introducing a number of new fares starting May 5 (with some previews already for lucky travelers). The key one for bargain hunters is called JustFly; it comes with a seat and that's it....
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A little good news from Delta's SkyMiles: a lower fare

PHeymont ·
After months of mostly bad news for loyalty-program members, as numbers of airlines reduced opportunities for accumulating points by flying, and some also raised the cost in points for award tickets, Delta (one of the most criticized for previous...
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AA-USAir loyalty merger...and a maybe last chance

PHeymont ·
American Airlines will merge its two loyalty programs "within 30 days" according to e-mails sent yesterday to all members of the USAir Dividend Miles program, which will be folded into the AAdvantage program. All existing miles will transfer; for some...
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American, USAir loyalty programs will merge Q2 2015

PHeymont ·
American and USAir have just notified their frequent flier program members (AAdvantage and Dividend Miles) of more detailed plans for merging the two plans, including a date: 2nd quarter of 2015, as well as details of the merger plan.   All USAir...
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World's largest plane visits Ireland

PHeymont ·
No, it's not the Airbus Beluga we've shown here or its Boeing equivalent; Russia's Antonov 225 Mirya, a 6-engined monster originally designed to move a space station to its launch site, recently visited Shannon in Ireland on a tour. Next stop, France....
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CheapAir adds non-stop flights to Cuba

PHeymont ·
CheapAir, which a few weeks ago became the first U.S. online travel agency to book passengers for flights to Cuba, but only through other countries such as Mexico or Panama, has now begun to offer direct non-stop flights.   That's become possible...
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AA offers 25% bonus for your hotel points

PHeymont ·
American Airlines is making an unusual (for them, anyway) offer. Between now and March 31, you can convert loyalty points from all the major hotel programs (Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, Wyndham and more) to AAdvantage miles, and get a 25% bonus in AA miles....
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Amsterdam on JetBlue? Orlando on Icelandair? Codeshare coming!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue Airways and Icelandair, which already have an interline partnership, have asked for U.S. government permission for a codeshare agreement. If approved, JetBlue would place its code on seven Icelandair routes from the U.S. to Iceland, and eight...
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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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Stockholm gets hybrid electric bikes

PHeymont ·
Stockholm will upgrade its bike rental system with new electric-option equipment and many more bikes.
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Japan Airlines, Hawaiian to code-share flights

PHeymont ·
The two airlines will extend each other's networks between the two archipelagoes.
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Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

Samantha ·
A whimsical sculpture in Denver caught Samantha's interest; she shares views of it in different lights and times.
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TSA signs off on 'no unpacking' scanners

PHeymont ·
Good news for air travelers: TSA has signed off on new scanners, tested recently, that could speed up scanning and end the 3-1-1 liquid system.
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EasyJet builds trans-Atlantic connections

PHeymont ·
EasyJet will partner with Norwegian and Westjet to offer through connections to North America through London Gatwick airport.
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Sweden, Dominican Republic get pre-clearance OK

PHeymont ·
Two popular destinations agree to join the program; more may follow soon.
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CDC names the cleanest cruise ships

PHeymont ·
Centers for Disease Control found seven ships with perfect sanitation scores in the third quarter, and none that failed inspection.
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Montreal bridge gets 'living light show'

PHeymont ·
Montreal celebrates its 375th birthday with an interactive lighting installation on the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
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A Visit to the Al Ain Zoo, U.A.E

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely first-class zoo in the middle of the desert, near the oasis city of Al Ain.
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Star Alliance contest with million-mile prize

PHeymont ·
Your favorite cultural experiences could earn you a bonanza in frequent flier points.
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Singapore, Turkish, Copa and more added to PreCheck

PHeymont ·
Seven more airlines, including three big international ones, have been added to TSA's PreCheck program, now up to 37 airlines.
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Air Canada to launch its own loyalty program

PHeymont ·
Air Canada matches its growing ambitions as a global carrier with a new loyalty plan of its own, replacing Aeroplan by 2020.
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Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Ian Cook ·
A special bird preserve, Long Nanny is the breeding ground of several ground nesting species including the lovely arctic tern whose photos are highlighted in this post. Arctic terns have among the longest migratory route of any bird.
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Vegans at sea get a new choice

PHeymont ·
Oceania cruises is now offering full vegan menus with options at all meals.
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US-EU Visa Waiver war could get hotter

PHeymont ·
U.S. hints that Visa Waiver Program may get tighter, rather than complying with EU requirement to include all EU citizens.
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Europe won't end visa waiver for Americans...yet

PHeymont ·
Backing off from a deadline imposed by the European Parliament, the EU's executive won't end visa waivers for the U.S. as negotiations continue.
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JetBlue, Icelandair partner up frequent-flier plans

PHeymont ·
JetBlue and Icelandair passengers can now earn loyalty points on each other's flights, with a double-points bonus through July 7.
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Alaska drops companion fare to $0 for new cardholders

PHeymont ·
Alaska Airlines is sweetening the pot for new holders of Alaska Visa cards, with a free companion ticket. Works on both Alaska and Virgin America.
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France names its 'favorite village' of 2017

PHeymont ·
This year's favorite, chosen from a field of 12, is Kayserberg, in Alsace
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Icelandair to offer live theatre in-flight

PHeymont ·
Icelandair rolls its 80th anniversary, a Stopover Pass promotion and Icelandic culture into a new kind of in-flight entertainment.
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United shakes up its award program

PHeymont ·
United introduces flexible (and potentially higher) award pricing and a new way to qualify for stopovers.
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PreCheck passes a milestone: 5 million members

PHeymont ·
TSA hopes for even more enrollees to keep the lines moving this summer as a record number of passengers will be flying.
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Bagno Vignoni: Ancient bath, modern spa

Marilyn Jones ·
In a village known for its mineral baths for centuries, Marilyn Jones also appreciates a modern luxury spa.
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Airbnb to aid Milan refugee housing

PHeymont ·
Airbnb and Italian refugee relief groups pilot a way to use the short-term rental platform to find appropriate housing for refugees.
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American Airlines drops Mideast codeshares

PHeymont ·
As disputes over claims of unfair competition and subsidies continue, American takes a step to disconnect itself from Gulf carriers.
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Resort life: Sun, Sand, Birds and Lizards

PHeymont ·
PHeymont and his wife aren't really resort people, but on a recent trip with friends they enjoyed themselves, and found new relationships with wildlife.
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China's competitor for Boeing, Airbus nears flight

PHeymont ·
China's hopes of competing with Boeing and Airbus take a step forward as its first large commercial jet is cleared for flight testing.
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Three Coins in a Fountain, but no feet allowed

PHeymont ·
Police and the City administration are on a crackdown to keep people and problems out of the city's famed Trevi Fountain
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A Day Afloat in Glacier Bay, Alaska

PHeymont ·
It's the Alaska cruise destination you can't land at, but it remains a stunning experience, up close to the tip of the Alaska ice pack.
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VanDuzen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

PHeymont ·
A visit to an unusual botanical garden, and thoughts on why it's hard for PHeymont to write about it.
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TAP paints a plane to push free stopovers

PHeymont ·
TAP paints a huge ad on an A330 to advertise its free-stopover program for passengers changing planes in Lisbon or Porto.
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Air France tries out VR entertainment

PHeymont ·
Air France is handing out VR headsets in business class on selected flights, and may extend the system if it proves popular.
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Munch Museum adds Oslo Airport exhibit

PHeymont ·
Oslo's new international terminal will include a rotating selection of works by Edvard Munch and others.
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Air Berlin ends Oct. 28, news soon on Alitalia

PHeymont ·
Air Berlin sets the date for the end of all flights, while Alitalia has a couple of weeks left to learn its fate.
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Airbus, Bombardier join to save C-Series jets

PHeymont ·
Airbus and Bombardier partner to get around 300% tariff and assure airlines of a stable supplier. Earlier, Delta, with 75 on order, said it expects planes with no tariff.
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Marriott, Alaska Airlines top loyalty program ranks

PHeymont ·
In U.S. News & World Report rankings, Alaska takes #1 for third year in a row, with Marriott topping the hotel program rankings.
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Looking for a multi-destination map program

PHeymont ·
I'm trying to find a program that will let me plot out, and eventually print, a map of upcoming trips. I've looked at a number, and each has a problem, the most common ones being limited number of destinations, and no ability to make one stretch off the route car/rail and another by air. For example, I will be arriving in Rome, flying to Palermo, driving around Sicily, taking a train to Naples and then flying to Nürnberg, and continuing onward with more stops. Obviously, Rome to Palermo and...
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Royal Caribbean adds lifeguards to pools

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean becomes the first major cruise operator to hire full-time lifeguards for its pools.
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Will Europe end Visa Waiver for Americans?

PHeymont ·
Europe is threatening to require visas if the U.S. doesn't extend the Visa Waiver program to the 5 EU member states that are excluded.
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The Museum of Chinese in America

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the Museum of Chinese in America, which explores the long history of immigration to this country
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