ANA Flying Honu A380 Touches Down in Honolulu for the First Time

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

All Nippon Airways’ much-anticipated service between Tokyo and Honolulu, with its new A380s in special Honu livery, is one step closer. Ahead of the May 24 start, one of the three A380s completed the first two round-trip test flights between Tokyo (NRT) and Honolulu (HNL) this week. View this post on Instagram Test fright to …

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How to Read the American Airlines Award Chart to Get Big Travel

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: With certain American Airlines credit cards, you’ll have access to the American Airlines reduced Mileage Awards, which can save you up to 7,500 miles on award flights to 100+ airports. For a limited time, Citi is offering increased intro bonuses on a couple of their American Airlines credit cards: Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum …

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Should You Select a Bulkhead Seat When Traveling With a Baby?

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

As someone who has flown more than a million miles, largely by myself or with my wife, I recently flew cross country for the first time with our adopted newborn. On one flight, I selected the bulkhead row, while I opted for a row just behind the bulkhead on the return. I was never a …

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Here’s How United Recycles the Amenity Kits Left on Board

Written by Grant Martin @ The Points Guy

Not sure what to do with your amenity kit after an international flight on United? It’s safe to leave it behind. This week, United pulled together 200 volunteers in its downtown Chicago headquarters to take part in the latest chapter of its Eco-skies program. Through a partnership with Clean the World, a hospitality-focused nonprofit based …

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United Airlines Is My Favorite for Last-Minute Award Flights (Especially Because I Have These 2 Cards In My Wallet!)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  There’s a way to avoid United’s $75 close-in booking fee!  We’ll show you how. I’ll admit, I’m not great at planning things far in advance, and I’ll often let a good deal dictate my travel plans.  There are also instances where something comes up, like a family emergency or severe weather event, and …

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ANA Conducts A380 Test Flights to Honolulu

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Heads up AvGeeks! ANA conducts A380 test flights to Honolulu ahead of the start of its new service in about a month. The first one occurred this past Wednesday, with another one set to take place in the near future. ANA’s new Hawaii service has got to be the most hotly anticipated new service for […]

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The Best Ways to Get to the Bahamas Using Points and Miles

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

The Bahamas is a well-known tourist destination for Americans. It’s close to home and has pristine beaches and a plethora of resorts that make traveling there easy and fun for couples and families alike. If you want to visit the Bahamas this summer, you’re in luck: There are plenty of ways to get there on …

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British Airways Is Testing Eliminating Infamous Surcharges, Charging More Miles

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

British Airways is infamous in the points and miles community for charging absurdly high surcharges. For years, these were so deceptively marketed that a class action lawsuit forced the airline to settle and award up to 2.2 billion Avios as compensation. BA hasn’t decreased the surcharges since then. Instead, it simply renamed them from “fuel …

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Maximizing the RewardsPlus Partnership With Marriott and United

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Over the years, we’ve seen a number of reciprocal partnerships form between airlines, hotels and other travel service providers. These partnerships can be a great way to incentivize members to utilize a partner program when traveling and can also extend elite status benefits for loyal members. A number of these partnerships ended abruptly when Starwood …

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AirHelp: US Airlines Wrongfully Rejecting 25% of EU 261 Compensation Claims

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

The United States isn’t known for its strong consumer protections when it comes to air passenger rights, but it doesn’t mean that American carriers aren’t subject to other nations’ laws that protect flyers. Still, US carriers are not fully complying with European Union law on compensation for delays, says AirHelp, a company that assists travelers …

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NTSB Launches Investigation After American Airlines’ Plane Wing Scrapes Ground on Takeoff

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On April 10, American Airlines flight 300 rolled sharply to the left side during takeoff from New York’s JFK airport, causing the wing to come in contact with a sign on the ground. The plane, bound for Los Angeles, climbed to 20,000 feet before pilots radioed air traffic control to request a return to JFK …

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Here Are the 4 Types of Airline Miles That Are EASIEST to Earn (and Amazing Things You Can Do With Them)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

There exist four magical airlines that make infinite vacation-taking SUPER easy: Flying Blue (the loyalty program of Air France and KLM) Singapore Airlines Virgin Atlantic JetBlue These airline miles are so easy to earn because they’re transfer partners of ALL FIVE flexible points: AMEX Membership Rewards points Capital One miles Chase Ultimate Rewards points Citi ThankYou points …

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Understanding American Airlines’ Revenue, Award and Upgrade Fare Classes

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Before a flight, just about everyone knows the cabin they’re traveling in — whether you’re dreading a long trip in economy on one of American Airlines’ “Project Oasis” 737s or looking forward to catching some sleep in a lie-flat business class seat. What you may not realize is that even within a single cabin, you …

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