The Unaccompanied Flyer

A freshman in college stuck with the task of receiving an education, he still makes time to fly throughout the world. He’s learned how to maximize earning points and miles, travel cheaply, and fly as a teenager unaccompanied.

14 Days Later, Delta Apologies, Honors My Ticket from New Zealand

A Grueling Two Week Saga with Delta Air Lines Comes to a Happy Ending, I’m Going to New Zealand! I want to recognize and apologize for the delay in getting this post published. I realize that this subject, the $900 New Zealand tickets, isn’t really a relevant or current topic at this point. However, I’ve been very busy lately and unable to get much done as it relates to blogging. Still, I feel as if this is an important post to get out as it shows that not all error fares have an unhappy ending. After fourteen grueling days,...

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Review: Flagship Lounge and Dining Miami International Airport

American Airlines Debuts Its New Flagship Lounge and Dining at Miami International Airport Over the past few years, American Airlines has invested millions into the airline’s portfolio of Admiral’s Clubs and Flagship Lounge facilities. Many of American’s lounges were terribly outdated and lagged behind almost every major global competitor. However, American’s efforts to renovate and expand their premium Flagship Lounges have brought the airline’s premium facilities up to or above international standards. One airport benefiting from American’s investment into premium facilities is Miami International Airport. Both Admiral’s Clubs at Miami International Airport saw extensive improvements and renovations. Now, American...

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Review: The Centurion Lounge Philadelphia

The American Express Centurion Lounge Philadelphia is A Fantastic Addition to The Network of Centurion Lounges, Here’s Why American Express operates a network of Centurion Lounges available for premium cardholders. The Centurion Lounge network features some of the nicest airport lounges in the United States. With amenities including free spa treatments, expansive hot food options, and free drinks, Centurion Lounges are a phenomenal perk of the American Express Platinum and Centurion cards.  However, one issue for the Centurion Lounge network had always been limited locations. To address this issue, American Express announced last year that they would expand their lounge...

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Buy Starpoints Now and Save 35%

Buy Starwood Starpoints Now and Save 35% on Orders of 5,000 Points or More! Starwood Hotels has brought back another fantastic offer when purchasing Starpoints. Now through December 29th, you will save 35% on all purchases of 5,000 or more Starpoints. Using the promotion you can purchase up to 30,000 Starpoints for just $683! Whether you use your points for stays or transfers to airline partners, this promotion is a great way to top off your account. Here are a few ways to use your points and the fine print. Purchase 5,000 or more Starpoints and get 35% off your...

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I’m Flying From New Zealand to the US in Business Class for $907!

This deal is no longer available. Round-trip fares start in the low $3,000s. Let me know if you managed to score one of these fares. Booked, Auckland to Oakland in Business Class for $907 Round-Trip! It’s official. I managed to book a flight from Auckland, New Zealand to Oakland, California in Business Class for just $907. The deal originally popped up on Twitter and included round-trip tickets from Auckland to a variety of US destinations including Seattle and Sacramento. Itineraries include flights operated by both Delta and Virgin Australia. Here’s a look at my upcoming trip. The Itinerary While...

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Book Your Ski Season Flights Now

Get Cheap Ski Season Flights If You Book Now Ski season is just around the corner. With the arrival of ski season comes the resumption of seasonal service to small mountain airports and additional flights to and from Denver International Airport. Hotels that once went for just $125 a night will go for $500 a night. Small Colorado towns will be flooded with travelers from around the world. Just thinking about ski season makes me want to hit the slopes. However, one major disadvantage ski trips have is the cost. Flights, resorts, three meals a day, drinks at the...

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Priority Pass Lounge Colorado Springs Review

Review: Mortage Solutions Financial Priority Pass Lounge Colorado Springs Airport I’ve visited countless airport lounges since I first started traveling. The Priority Pass program is one reason I’ve been able to visit so many airport lounges. With over 1000 lounges across the world, Priority Pass is a must for frequent flyers. Priority Pass lounges tend to be hit or miss. What is consistent about Priority Pass lounges (and most airline lounges in general) is that lounges are typically found in larger airports. However, it appears I’ve found an outlier. With just 1.4 million annual passengers, Colorado Springs Municipal Airport...

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Alaska Airlines To Let First Class Passengers Pre-Order Meals

Alaska Airlines Introduces “Pre-Select” Meal Pre-Ordering in First Class Alaska Airlines joined American Airlines and Qatar Airways today, announcing that the airline will let First Class passengers on select routes pre-order in-flight meals. The service, known as Pre-Select, will roll out in a select few markets during BETA testing. BETA testing began today, October 10th, and will be phased in on select Alaska Airlines’ routes over time. Pre-Select will only be available for First Class passengers. Pre-Select Eligible Routes Alaska Airlines selected a few long-haul flights between destinations, mainly on the East Coast and in Florida, and the airline’s...

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American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Involved in Fire at Hong Kong Airport

American Airlines 77W Involved in Equipment Fire on Ramp at Hong Kong International Airport Updated: Includes information made available by The Associated Press Pictures and video of an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER in flames are surfacing this morning after equipment used for loading cargo onto the aircraft caught fire. The aircraft, N727AN, was scheduled to depart Hong Kong at 6:10 PM local time, bound for Los Angeles International Airport. American Airlines flight AA192 was set to board within the next few minutes when smoke was spotted coming from behind the engines. The flight was canceled to inspect the aircraft following the...

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Mexico City’s New Airport You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Mexico City Is Expected to Get a New Airport in 2020, Will It Happen? I briefly visited Mexico City this past August after discovering that I could try out Aeromexico’s fantastic new Boeing 787-9 on the airline’s New York-JFK to Mexico City route. On the approach into Mexico City International Airport, I caught fantastic views of the city and the neighborhoods around it. However, on my flight out of Mexico City International Airport, something unusual caught my eye. As my Airbus a319 climbed out of Mexico City, I aggressively surveyed the landscape below. I’m a window seat guy and tend...

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