Hotel CEO In Hot Water, Airline Saves The Day, Resort Fees Are GOOD Things?, & More!

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. The labor strike between American Airlines and the…

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Pilots Concerned About the Boeing 787’s Firefighting System Malfunctioning

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

Aircraft fleet woes continue for Boeing, with the Guardian citing unnamed pilots who have voiced concern over the safety of the 787 Dreamliner after learning that an engine firefighting system has the potential to malfunction. On Feb. 19, 2019, the FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD) based on reports of the warpage of internal engine fire handle components on …

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American Airlines Flight Cancellations Triple, Judge Orders Mechanics to Stop “Interference”

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines just scored a big victory in its ongoing labor dispute with its mechanics. At 5 p.m. CT on Friday, a judge issued a temporary restraining order against AA mechanics and its unions to refrain from “any form of interference with American’s airline operations.” In the scathing order, the judge notes that the restraining …

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Disabled United Airlines 757 Shuts Down Newark Airport, Expect Delays and Cancellations

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

An “aircraft incident” involving a United Airlines Boeing 757 caused a complete shutdown at Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR) for about an hour on Saturday. The airport has reopened, but travelers can expect ongoing delays. Flight activity at EWR has resumed following an earlier incident, but delays are expected to continue. Passengers should call their carrier …

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Credit Card Strategy, Free Marriott Night at WDW, Your UBER Rating, J.D. Power: Best Airlines, And More!

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one conve…

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A Guide to Surviving Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers (Airlines Like Spirit, Frontier, and Ryanair)

Written by Max Prosperi @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Make sure to pay for any add-ons, like carry-on or checked bags, when you’re booking your flight with an ultra-low-cost airline. Fees for these add-ons will only increase as it gets closer to the departure date. If you’ve ever spent time searching for flights, you’ve probably come across airlines that always seem to offer …

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Score Discounted Awards by Combining Qantas Flash Sale With Amex Transfer Bonus

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Qantas Frequent Flyer has been in the points and miles news a lot recently. On May 31, Qantas became the 19th airline partner of American Express Membership Rewards. A few days later, the partnership kicked off in style with a 20% transfer bonus now through June 30. And now, there’s yet another bit of good …

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Last Chance: Transfer Chase Points to British Airways With a 30% Bonus

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

A couple months ago, the travel world rejoiced as Chase announced its first-ever transfer bonus — a very solid 30% bonus on Ultimate Rewards points transferred to British Airways. The promotion is nearly at an end, however, with just two days remaining to take advantage of this offer, which expires at 11:59pm ET on June 16, …

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Remote, Picturesque Faroe Islands Gaining Nonstop Flights to New York and Paris

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, has announced new nonstop flights between the islands and Paris–Charles de Gaulle airport and New York City. Soon, one of the most otherworldly archipelagoes in the world will be served from two of the planet’s most populous cities and raises the possibility that its made-for-Instagram landscapes …

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The Battle for London: Which Middle East Carrier’s A380 Is Best in Economy?

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Following the success of TPG UK’s four-class review of the same British Airways flight, the team set out on another mission to do another comparative review that would be useful for flyers. Since so many Brits (and Americans) fly the three major Middle East carriers (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways) and their ideal geographical positioning to …

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5 Reasons to Fly Hawaiian Airlines to Hawaii

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

These days, most US airlines fly to Hawaii. It’s a massively popular leisure destination that has no problem attracting crowds. This means you have plenty of choice for getting between the mainland and paradise. But in a sea of choices, there’s still an obvious (and fun!) place to start — with the island’s namesake airline. …

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