The Unaccompanied Flyer

Max Prosperi is a business management major based out of the Midwest. A sophomore 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.

My (Impressive) First Booking Through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts

The American Express Platinum Card should be a staple in the wallet of any frequent flyer. With lounge access, the Membership Rewards program, travel credits, and the Fine Hotels and Resorts program, the annual fee pays for itself if the card is used correctly. I decided to book a hotel through the Fine Hotels and Resorts program to see just how beneficial this benefit is to the average traveler. At an attractive rate and offering amazing benefits during my stay, the Fine Hotels and Resorts program is a fantastic benefit. Here’s my full experience.

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The Best of Last Week: $9 Carry-On Fee, Avacado Toast

THE BEST OF LAST WEEK (3.5-3.11): A Bloggers Sobering Experience, United’s New Carry-On Fee, Avacado Toast at Admiral’s Clubs Must Read News Stories: United Implementing a New $9 Carry-On Fee (ViewFromTheWing) The Point’s Guy’s Best Airlines List (The Points Guy) American Airlines Pilot Attacks Gate Agent (ViewFromTheWing) United’s Screwing Over Employees on Bonuses (LiveAndLetsFly) A Few New Southwest Routes to Take A Look At (PointsMilesAndMartinis) Millennials Are Taking Over, Avacado Toast Coming to Admiral’s Clubs (OneMileAtATime) Image: The Point’s Guy’s Best Airlines Rankings My Favorite Reviews/Trip Reports This Week: China Airlines Airbus a350 in Business Class (OneMiletAtATime) Another Etihad Apartment...

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Video: BuzzFeed Reveals Flight Attendant Secrets

BuzzFeed Releases Another Air Travel-Centric Video Revealing Flight Attendant Secrets — My Take BuzzFeed, the trashy millennial media conglomerate that we’ve come to love to hate has released another air travel-centric video. This time, BuzzFeedVideo uploaded a video in which flight attendants reveal secrets about flying. By now, pretty much every publication has released some version in which flight attendants share secrets about flying. Google “flight attendant secrets” and you’ll get 653,000 results. Beating a dead-horse aside, I’ve decided to dive into BuzzFeed’s “Flight Attendant Secrets”. Watch: BuzzFeed’s “Flight Attendants Reveal Secrets About Flying” “Do not drink the airplane...

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The Best of Last Week: Basic Economy, NRA Discounts, Reviews and More

The Best of Last Week (2.26-3.4): American Airlines TATL Basic Economy, Delta Ends NRA Discounts, My Favorite Reviews and More Must Read News Stories: American Airlines and British Airways to launch Basic Economy fares on Trans-Atlantic Flights (The Points Guy) Delta Ends NRA Discount Program (Gary Leff – VFTW) Mandarin Oriental Launches New Loyalty Program (Frequent Miler) American Airlines and O’Hare Airport Fight Over New Expansion (Reuters) These Two Words Won’t Get You Upgraded (GodSaveThePoints) My Favorite Reviews and Trip Reports: Another Nasty Sheraton Hotel (TheResortTraveler – TravelUpdate) Icelandair’s Saga Class on The Boeing 767 Is Underwhelming (The Points Guy)...

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Update: What’s Up With The Unaccompanied Flyer

Sporadic Blogging, Uninspired Topics, A Lull In Flying — What’s Up With The Unaccompanied Flyer A few months ago, I liked to consider myself a routine and dedicated travel blogger. Take December for example, I tried my best to post as much as possible and kept the content interesting and fresh. It’s February now and if you haven’t noticed, the content I write is from the bottom of the barrel and my last post was weeks ago. So, what’s up? Flying and blogging are two aspects of my life I’ve been lucky to have. No matter what’s going on in...

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Review: My Air Canada Express CRJ-100 Experience

  An Enjoyable Hop from St. Louis to Toronto on an Air Canada Express CRJ-100 I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the idea of flying on a Bombardier CRJ-100 makes the majority of flyers cringe or even sick to their stomach. I can’t say I enjoy flying on CRJs either, however, anytime I get to fly on a new airline usually results in an eventful and typically enjoyable flight. One thing that’s always annoyed me about travel blogging is how almost every review is some amazing first class product. Any frequent flyer will tell...

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Hitting My First Ever Spending Bonus – The Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex

I Just Hit My First Spending Bonus Ever and It Actually Caught Me Off Guard Nearly a month ago, I started my first semester of college. After taking a semester off, I’m relieved to finally be back on a campus studying and socializing. Though college is a fantastic experience both socially and academically, it’s unbelievably expensive. Everyone is fully aware of the typical expenses associated with college: tuition, books, room, and board. However, what many forget to include are the incidental expenses including supplies, dorm furniture and decor, and food off campus. So, what does college have to do...

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I Visited The Bahamas for 15 Minutes

I Spent Just 15 Minutes in The Bahamas Saturday, Here’s Why The island of San Salvador is one of the easternmost Bahaman islands. San Salvador is home to just over 900 full-time residents located almost entirely in the village of Cockburn Town. The island is just 63-square miles and features just one main highway. The island’s economy relies entirely on one sector: tourism. Tourism is the one and only economic sector on the island. Even then, tourism is relatively small compared to other Bahaman Islands. San Salvador features just four hotels or resorts, notably a Club Med resort. Though...

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I Love The American Airlines Casper Bedding

I Honestly Love American Airlines’ New Casper Bedding, Here’s Why In early December, American Airlines rolled out the airline’s new line of Casper premium bedding and linens. Casper was launched in 2014 and specializes in mattresses. Since its launch, Casper has become a sort of “hipster-mattress” company. Like many airlines today, American Airlines saw the opportunity to partner with a hip start-up and offer premium products onboard their flights. Other notable partnerships include JetBlue and Saxon + Parole, Delta and Malin and Goetz, and United and Cowshed. Before the introduction of the Casper premium bedding, American Airlines offered a...

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Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway, End Up on Cliff

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 Overruns Runway at Turkish Airport, Comes to Stop On a Cliff Remarkable pictures are surfacing this morning after a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 overran the runway at Trabzon Airport in Trabzon, Turkey. According to local media, the flight, PC8622, was scheduled to arrive in Trabzon at 11:25 PM. Upon landing, the aircraft overran the runway. The aircraft then slid down the side of the runway, stopping feet from the Black Sea. Pegasus Airlines flight PC8622, departed from Ankara-Esenboga International Airport at 10:30 PM. After a 52-minute flight, the aircraft was on final for Trabzon Airport....

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