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Delta Captain Locked Out Of The Cockpit For Landing

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According to Fox-5 in Las Vegas, a First Officer successfully landed an MD-90 this afternoon in Las Vegas with 168 people on board after a malfunctioning cockpit door locked the Captain out. From the Fox-5 website: Christine Crews, spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport, said 168 people were aboard Delta 1651 from Minneapolis to Las Vegas…

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Hotel To Have Androids Greet Guests And Robots As Maids

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As reported by itworld.com, a Japanese hotel in a theme park near Nagasaki in southern Japan will open a smart hotel that utilizes androids that greet guests and robots that serve and clean! The hotel is called “Henn-na Hotel, meaning “Strange Hotel” in English.” They will replace room keys with facial recognition and auction rooms to…

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Which 12 Hyatt Hotels Will Be Rebranded As Hyatt Centric?

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Yesterday Hyatt announced that it would be launching a new brand of lifestyle hotels in the summer of 2015 called Hyatt Centric. It’s already jokingly being called an Andaz Jr., but it seems like a more hip version of a Hyatt Place hotel.  Since the roll out is in just a few months, speculation is…

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Do You Have The App To Choose Your Own Room At Hilton Yet?

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As we posted several months ago, Check-In and Choose Your Own Room with Hilton from your Smartphone you can use the Hilton HHonors app to check-in remotely & choose your room‏. You can also pre-order your room amenities from the app. Pretty cool features! Do You Have The App To Choose Your Own Room At Hilton Yet?…

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Woman Arrested For Drowning Puppy At Airport After Being Denied Boarding

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What’s wrong with people?  This.  From The Grand Island (Nebraska) Independent: Grand Island police Sgt. Stan Steele said it appeared the woman may have drowned the two-week-old Doberman puppy after she was denied access to a flight because of the dog’s young age and lack of being properly contained. Cynthia V. Anderson, 56, of Edgewater,…

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Credible Bomb Threat Gets Southwest And Delta Flights Escorted to ATL By NORAD Jets

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WSB TV-2 in Atlanta is reporting that two separate flights – Southwest Airlines flight 2492, coming in from Milwaukee (MKE) and Delta Airlines flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon (PDX) – were escorted into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) this afternoon by NORAD jets because of ‘credible bomb threats’ against each flight. Credible Bomb Threat Gets Southwest…

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Video Tantrum: Missed The Boat And How Not To Handle Missed Connection

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This woman didn’t handle this well at all. Apparently she was attempting to catch a ferry boat at the Tsawwassen BC Ferries terminal in Canada when she was notified that she missed the boat…by 5 minutes. Her response in the video below: Woman: “You have no idea…[repeated]”…”do you guys know what this meeeiiinnnss…?”…[inaduable] Poor woman.…

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Expedia Buying Travelocity For $280M

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As reported by Fortune, Expedia is buying Travelocity for $280 million in cash. “The two sites have been working together since 2013, when they signed a marketing agreement allowing Travelocity access to Expedia’s supply and customer service program in exchange for Expedia powering the technology platforms for Travelocity’s websites in the US and Canada.” Expedia Buying…

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New uberSELECT: Ride With BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis

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Uber is introducing new uberSELECT where you can ride in BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis for a fraction of the cost of uberBlack. The new car type is being introduced in Atlanta and will feature attractive pricing for the rider. If you don’t already have an uber account, you can still get a $20 credit off your…

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When A Suitcase Falls From An Overhead Bin, Who’s At Fault?

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An Oregon man filed a $49,000 lawsuit against Southwest Airlines earlier this week for allowing another passenger’s oversized suitcase to fall from the overhead bin as another passenger and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant were trying to stow the suitcase on a flight in January 2013 from PDX to LAS. When A Suitcase Falls From…

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WOW: $12,000 Carry On Bag Fee On Your $99 Ticket To Europe

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WOW air says it’s “Iceland’s only high performance low-cost airline” and its strategy “is to always provide fun and memorable service, as well as offering the lowest price airline tickets to and from Iceland, with a smile.” Or are they really providing the most outrageous carry-on baggage fees in the world? WOW: $12,000 Carry On…

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Marriott MegaMiles Promotion = Up To 50K AAdvantage Miles!

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Register here for Marriott Rewards MegaMiles promotion where you can get up to 50,000 AAdvantage miles. You will earn 2,500 bonus miles with every second paid stay, starting with your second stay—up to a total of 50,000 bonus miles, between February 1, 2015 and April 30, 2015, at participating Marriott properties. Marriott MegaMiles Promotion = Up To…

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Amazing JetBlue Sale: 32 Routes $32 One Way From NYC

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JetBlue is offering $32 fares one-way from the three New York City area airports (JFK, LGA, and EWR) – but only until 4pm Eastern today. There are some great transcontinental destinations – JFK to BUR, JFK to LAX, JFK to SFO, as well as international destinations such as JFK to  Barbados and JFK to Nassau.…

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Deal Alert: DAL-LAS On Southwest For $59 Each Way In February

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Wanna get away?  Maybe take your sweetie to Las Vegas sometime in February from Dallas Love Field to Las Vegas?  Southwest Airlines has tons of seats on non-stop flights from DAL to LAS available on every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday in the month of February. DAL-LAS On Southwest For $59 Each Way On…

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Gotham Air: $99 Six Minute Luxury Helicopter Rides From Manhattan to JFK And EWR

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Gotham Air announced that it will begin accepting reservations today for scheduled helicopter flights between Manhattan and JFK, and Manhattan and ERW. Helicopters will start flying by spring 2015. First time riders can book a $99 flat rate flight by selecting a departure from one of three Manhattan heliports, and flights can be booked on…

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Update: Amazing Amex Offers For You $150 Off $150 AT&T Wireless

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As an update to the post I did, Amazing Amex Offers For You $150 Off $150 AT&T Wireless Bill; I was able to easily get this offer to work! As a reminder, if you haven’t used yours yet, the offer expires 4/15/15. If you don’t have AT&T and you received this offer, maybe one of your friends…

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