Passengers Missing Flights Because They Cannot Find The Airport

There are a lot of excuses reasons given for missing flights – overslept, flat tire, sick, mistaken day of departure, and many others. Now, some passengers are using this one – they cannot find the airport! Hawaiian airline Mokulele Airlines is the first airline to service a newly converted commercial airport on Oahu. The airport, Kalaeloa Airport, is about 20 miles away from Honolulu International Airport. Passengers are saying they cannot find the airport! Apparently, the route for the airport is not very well marked and passengers have been unable to find the airport. The airline says this is costing them (the airline) a lot of money and this needs to be fixed. Given the fact that the cancellation/change fee is only $20, that must be why the airline is saying they are losing money. I imagine many passengers end up calling to cancel/change the flight (with a fee that low) when they are unable to find the airport. Hey, I still think it is better for the passengers to not be... ...

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Aegean And Olympic Celebrate Anniversary With Free Tickets Onboard

This morning, I was flying an Aegean flight and heard them announce that it was the anniversary of Aegean and Olympic Airlines merging and Aegean was celebrating by giving away one roundtrip ticket to someone on each Aegean flight today. Unfortunately, I did not win it. But, I thought it was a pretty cool gesture on the part of Aegean. Celebration Sales Fare Sales To/From Athens and Larnaca (Cyprus) For everyone that is not on an Aegean flight today, Aegean is allowing others to celebrate by more fare sales online. One of them is on flights to and from Athens and Larnaca(found here). With this sale, tickets from Athens are from 37 euro and 24 euro to Athens. Flights from Larnaca to Athens are 39 euro and 44 euro to Thessaloniki. They must be booked by November 2 and good for travel between November 15 – June 30, 2015. This would be a nice way to knock out the 4 Aegean segments (for Star Alliance Gold) if you are going... ...

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The 10,000 Mile Anniversary Bonus On The US Airways Card Will Stay

The US Airways Mastercard has long been one of the best cards to get for quick miles – make one purchase and get 40,000 miles (or 50,000, as it was before). Things have changed a bit over the last year and that includes the annual fee not being waived the first year anymore and no longer coming with a 10,000 mile anniversary bonus. But, the good news out from Barclaycard is that the anniversary bonus will continue, even after the merger takes place! There was a lot of speculation as to when that bonus would expire but it is great to finally hear that it will remain. Yes, the annual fee of $89 will still be in effect, but that means you are essentially buying US Airway miles (and AA miles after the merger) at a rate of $.0089 per mile (for the 10,000). That is a great deal – just don’t ever cancel because they will stop taking applications for the card in the next year. Also, the current offer... ...

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WOW Air Offers Tickets To Europe As Low As $99

WOW Air is an Iceland-based airline that is beginning to branch out to the US next year with its first airports being Boston and Baltimore. They are a low-cost airline that has been around for 3 years and has had good success. With this new service to and from the US, tickets can be had to Europe for as low as $99. But, is that a good deal? WOW Air Tickets As Low As $99 Tickets that cost $99 – $129 for one-ways are what you would normally expect to see on flights to Florida from New York or something similar. It is not what you would expect for flights to Europe! One of the great things about this airline is that the flights go to and through Reykjavik. Iceland is a beautiful place to visit and to be able to get there from the US for only $129 is fantastic. Summer time is peak season in Iceland so award flights (available directly from the US on Delta) can be hard to come... ...

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Get A $200 Sears Gift Card For $180 – And Why You Want It

eBay has a sale today on a Sears gift with a $200 value – you can buy it for $180 (10% off). That is a pretty decent deal going into the holidays, but because it is for Sears, there is a way to get more points and keep some of those points rolling and rolling. And it all starts with this $200 gift card for $180!   – Sears Gift Card Auction Link – eBay Sears and Rewards Sears has the Shop Your Way Rewards program that allows you to accumulate points based on what you buy and then you can use those points for future purchases. Sometimes, they have special point offerings that let you get back almost as much as the item cost. To make it really lucrative, you buy the items that let you keep on rolling the points and it will basically be getting you a lot of merchandise with almost no money out. Unfortunately, not all of the deals let you roll the points – getting points... ...

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Aegean Fare Sale – 25% Off To International Destinations

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Aegean Airlines and their fare sales will become more relevant going forward since it will remain the easiest way to receive star alliance gold (if you take 4 Aegean Airline flights and credit 12,000 miles per year to retain it). Here is a fare sale that could work well for anyone traveling in Europe over the next several months and it covers every international destination served by Aegean – the fact that the time period is during the off-peak season only makes it better! This fare sale is valid for bookings made by October 24. The fare sale encompasses all the international destinations served by Aegean, which is mostly Europe but they do have flights to Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv as well. The discount is 25% and is valid for travel from November 11 – December 18. While that is not a huge time span, a few weeks of that comes after the new Miles&Bonus program kicks into gear. So, this gives some cheap ways to knock... ...

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Special Hertz Elite Status For United Elites And (Some) Cardholders

A while back, cardholders of the Chase Presidential Plus card (and continued with the United Club card which replaced it) received Avis President’s Club status as one of the perks. The President’s Club was a status that was only comped to certain business partners and Presidential Plus cardholders. It gave quite a few unique benefits including 2 car class upgrade, guaranteed rental availability, and priority access at the counter and garage. Even cardholders that downgraded their United premium card still retained that special President’s Club status until they downgraded that status for all to Avis First. It was a significant downgrade in benefits. Now, United is making a change and switching from their partnership with Avis to Hertz. Hertz and United Partner With Bonus Miles Starting November 1, Hertz rentals made by United members will receive bonus miles in a tiered format (by United card and status). It will range from 500 miles per rental (for basic United members) to 1,250 miles per rental (for United Platinum and 1K. Rentals made... ...

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Airline Fares Go Up While Fuel Goes Down

Sometimes things don’t make a lot of sense – one of those things is airfare pricing. With fuel prices coming down, many flyers were hoping that the decreased fuel costs would see fare prices coming down. However, that was not to be. Reports are that JetBlue kicked off a base fare increase of $4 on their domestic tickets with Delta, Southwest, United and American also hiking base fares by $4. Not only does this show that they are not passing the fuel savings along to customers, but it also shows that the airlines are not worried about a decrease in ticket sales. ...

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Booking Singapore Airlines Suites For Less

Singapore Airlines Suites offer one of the best experiences in the sky. Not only is the plane they are offered on a really cool airliner (the A380), but the product offered on board is excellent. Put all of that together with the somewhat exclusive feeling you get flying in the Suites cabin and it can make for a memorable experience (you can read my review here). Singapore Airlines Suites Class But, the biggest problem with Singapore Airlines Suites class is the price. It is not a cheap ticket by any stretch! While the economy ticket on the same plane can be had for as little as $440 one-way from the US to Europe, a Suites Class ticket will cost you $6,800 for the same one-way ticket! The price goes even higher on the longer routes that Singapore flies their A380 on. Even though the price is high, Suites Class is not out of the range of anyone who can get a single credit card! That’s right, with the points that you can get from... ...

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