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20 Nov. 2019
Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester Fifth Freedom Flight
Juneyao Airlines is a Star Alliance Connecting Partner, and is an airline that has been on my radar to fly. The airline has a total of 10 Boeing 787-9s on order, which have quite nice interiors. The airline only began long haul operations as of this year, as the 787 is their first wide body
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31 May. 2017
Increased Offer! 50,000 Miles With This Airline Card
Via Reddit, the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red card has an increased sign-up bonus! You’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles after your first purchase and payment of the $95 annual fee.  That’s 10,000 miles higher than the previous offer! We don’t earn a commission from this cards, but we’re committed to shar...
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6 Apr. 2018
Major Airline Routes Launched or Announced in March 2018
It was a big month with over 500 new routes launched across the globe, according to Anna.Aero. Australia became connected to London for the first time via Qantas 9 from Perth to London Heathrow, and European airlines gradually returned to U.S. markets after seasonal suspensions during the off-peak winter period. Some new routes were launched
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29 Mar. 2018
Review: Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown
After landing in Dubai, we disembarked at the B Gates and walked directly to immigration baggage claim. Technically Dubai was not a stopover or our destination (it was a layover under 24 hours) so we were unable to take advantage of Emirates’ complimentary chauffeur service. However, I specifically chose a property that would be convenient
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25 Oct. 2019
United’s CEO: Flyers will need convincing to fly the Boeing 737 MAX again
Having the FAA and Boeing say the 737 MAX is safe to fly isn’t going to mollify all passengers’ fears, United Airlines CEO said on Friday. That’s why he promised, once again, on Friday that his airline won’t swap jets on you and will let passengers rebook away from the MAX. “Them two saying that
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25 Oct. 2019
United plans new New York-Washington shuttle amid growth spurt
United Airlines is jumping into the lucrative New York air shuttle market with an expanded service to Washington that will begin next spring. The Star Alliance carrier will offer up to 13 daily flights between its Newark Liberty (EWR) hub and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), United commercial chief Andrew Nocella said Friday at the
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25 Oct. 2019
TPG Reader Hall of Fame: The ultimate luxury vacation
Today’s TPG Reader Hall of Fame story comes to you courtesy of Tom, who took the ultimate bucket-list vacation with his wife — an ultra-luxury 11 days spent on board some of the finest cabins and in the fanciest hotels around the world. Let’s see how they did it. (Photo courtesy of Tom Ainsworth) Tom
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30 Mar. 2022
If supply and the rate of profit were fixed, then all wage increases would be inflationary (they’re not)
Become a Patron! The other day I listened to a podcast with Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary and “Just Asking Questions About The Biological Basis Of Female Intelligence” President of Harvard discussing his pessimistic view of the inflationary landscape. Since I’m an inflation skeptic I went into the episode expecting to d...
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9 Aug. 2019
Using Hawaiian Miles for Travel to & Within Hawaii
Barclays issues a Hawaiian Airlines co-branded credit card called the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard that comes with 60,000 miles for spending $2,000 within 90 days of account opening. The current offer also waives the $99 annual fee for the first year of card membership, which is better than the standard offer that does not.
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1 Jun. 2017
7 Best Credit Cards to Help Achieve Your Travel Goals – June 2017
It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby!  Because there are excellent sign-up bonuses and ongoing perks available on lots of travel credit cards. Choosing the right card can make it easier for you to achieve your travel goals, like a round-trip Business Class flight to Tokyo! Emily and I Love to Tak...
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6 Sep. 2019
American Airlines Mechanic Charged With Sabotaging an Aircraft About to Depart
We haven’t reached the point of a strike, and the airline and its mechanics are headed back to the bargaining table with the National Mediation Board next week. However tensions have certainly been high. For instance a video of an American Airlines supervisor yelling at a mechanic went viral in June (though note there’s NSFW
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2 Jun. 2017
able Banking Money Market Savings Account Review: 1.30% APY Rate (Online & Nationwide)
Readers that are interested in an online savings account with competitive interest rates should check out the Money Market Savings Account from able Banking. This great account offers 1.30% APY and has no monthly fees or minimum deposit requirements. No matter what your account balance may be, you will always earn the high inter...
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