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United / SkyWest 5622 Descends 28,000 ft in 3 Minutes

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Update: SkyWest is contradicting other sources and saying the flight landed due to a sick passenger and not a problem with the door. Today a United flight operated by SkyWest, flight #5622 was on it’s way from Chicago to Hartford Connecticut when it suddenly descended 28,000 feet in about 3 minutes. The reports indicate there…

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Is Southwest Airlines Getting Ready For Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, And Brazil?

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NewsAvia, a popular aeronautical information portal written in Portuguese, is reporting that “sources of commercial aviation in Latin America” said that Southwest Airlines applied this week for authorization to fly to Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, and Brazil.According to the article, which we ran thru Google Translate: The company low cost US Southwest Airlines is seeking authorization…

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American Airlines to Launch Los Angeles-Mexico City Service

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Currently, under a U.S.-Mexico treaty, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the only US carriers that are allowed to fly nonstop between Los Angeles and Mexico City, however that could soon change once American Airlines begins service between the two cities, as they would be taking over the route for Alaska Airlines, as early as June 4th. In…

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Save 30% Points With American Express Pay With Points Option

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The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN is back with one of my favorite features of the card. The American Express Pay With Points Option can save you 30% of your points starting on July 1, 2015. Back in March, American Express removed their 20% Pay with Points bonus option. But they recently started started…

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Delta Triples Net Profit And Pulls Back Internationally

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I pay close attention to Delta because of the fact I fly them and appreciate good service. But also because I collect miles in their Sky Pesos Miles Currency. So I found it interesting when I saw a report that they had tripled their First Quarter Net Profit during the year they rolled out revenue based mile…

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How To Get Free Amex Centurion Lounge Access

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Following today’s earlier posts about the Centurion lounges including Lounge Review: Amex Centurion Lounge San Francisco and the Amex Centurion Lounge Dallas Secret Bar Menu, I got several questions about how to access these. Lucky enough, it turns out that there is a trick in which you can get free access to the American Express Centurion Lounges which…

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Do You Know the Flight Attendant’s Secret Language

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When it comes to flight attendants, they sometimes have a harder job than it might seem, but I bet you didn’t know that they had their own secret language as well for several terms. Per this Business Insider article,  here are several words from the flight attendant’s co called “secret language” See how many of…

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Free Admission For National Parks This Weekend!

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In celebration of National Park Week (4/18/15-4/26/15), you can gain free admission on opening weekend at over 100 participating National Parks on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th! This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature with your family or maybe you are on vacation and wanting to explore! Free Admission For National…

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New Priority Pass Lounges Added in Seattle and more

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Priority Pass sends out an email every few months announcing their new lounges. It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which adds more lounges for Amex Platinum cardholders to benefit from. Here are their newest lounges, which includes two new lounges in Seattle, Washington and one in Colorado Springs. The Club…

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State Department Issues Revised Travel Warnings Against Mexico

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The U.S. Department of State issued another Travel Warning earlier this week with a State-by State Assessment of security conditions throughout Mexico. While the major tourist areas of Quintana Roo – including Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum – do not have advisories is in effect, The U.S. Department of State noted…

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Are You One Of The Attractive Passengers Targeted For A Pat-Down?

The TSA is in hot water again for the actions of a couple of TSA agents out of Denver International Airport who reportedly would target attractive male passengers for a pat-down search! Unbelievable, I know! Are You One Of The Attractive Passengers Targeted For A Pat-Down? As reported by Reuters, Denver TSA has fired 2 agents who…

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United 737-900 Aircraft Skids Off Runway in Houston

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Earlier today, a United Airlines 737-900 aircraft headed from Las Vegas to Houston was going as planned until the landing in Houston, when the plane skidded off the runway and rolled into grass at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Here’s the full story per ABC13 News in Houston:  Flight 1545, a Boeing 737, traveling to Houston…

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Marriott 20% Off eBreaks

Marriott is out with their eBreaks today where you can save 20% on select hotels this weekend. These prices are good for Thursday night check-in (requires a Friday night stay) and a Sunday night stay must include a Saturday night. Pick your spot in the US, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean or Latin America. Save this weekend, April 16 — April 19 (Thursday…

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Big Hole In Nose Of Plane After Lightning Strikes Midair

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An Icelandair flight to Denver was struck by lightning on Tuesday not long after taking off from Reykjavik, Iceland. As reported by The Daily Mail, “the Boeing 757 continued its 3,700-mile journey from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Denver, it wasn’t until the plane landed that passengers and crew were aware of a gaping hole in the…

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Earn Up To 5,000 Bonus SkyMiles with Starwood

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Delta has been sending out targeted emails to select SkyMiles members with the opportunity to earn bonus SkyMiles when staying with Starwood hotels, through their Crossover Rewards partnership. The email I received offers the chance to earn up to 5,000 bonus SkyMiles, though I’ve heard from other readers of an offer to only earn up…

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