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How I Lost Miles – Thousands of Them – Through My Own Carelessness

lost miles

I just made a startling discovery.  Over the past two years, I lost miles – thousands of them, actually! While I cannot calculate the exact value of the lost miles, I estimate it to be at least the equivalent of a domestic round-trip ticket.  At minimum.  And maybe more – big ouch! Hopefully you can learn from my…

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Relive TWA Jet Age at JFK Hotel

The Eero Saarinen airline terminal that marked the TWA jet age at New York’s Idlewild Airport was a true work of beauty. The terminal housed TWA jet operations at what is now JFK International Airport until American Airlines acquired the bankrupt airline in 2001.  By that time, the once-iconic TWA had largely been sold off in…

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Dutch Student Flies to Wrong Sydney

Sydney opera house at night

Recently, a Dutch student wanted to take a break from his studies in Amsterdam and see the sights in Sydney. Like most of us experienced in finding the best deals online, he used the internet to make his travel plans. He found one fare which was considerably lower than the others and quickly snapped up…

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Artificial Intelligence Could Speed Airport Security

The TSA started testing a new system recently which may make security screenings a little easier. The goal is to greatly increase the speed and accuracy of passing travelers through the airport security screening process. The system uses improved body scanners and artificial intelligence techniques. This isn’t exactly like Total Recall, but it’s not too far off either.…

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Watch Your LAX Flights in Mid-May; 21 Airlines Are on the Move

There was big news out of Los Angeles International Airport yesterday that will affect many passengers with LAX flights in mid-May, particularly those involving Delta.  21 airlines will shuffle across 4 terminals in a multi-night move designed to streamline long-term operations at the airport. Beginning on Friday May 12, three sequential overnight moves will take…

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