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Passenger Arrested for Boarding Wearing Too Much Clothing To Avoid Luggage Fees

A passenger was arrested at Iceland Keflavík International Airport for attempting to board a flight wearing too many clothes. He reportedly had on ten shirts and eight pairs of pants, as was trying to avoid paying an excess baggage fee. The British Airways passenger was allowed to check-in and even go through security, as it wasn’t…

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Score Better Southwest Airlines Seats, New United Routes, Fast Track to Starwood Platinum

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Getting good seats on Southwest Airlines can depend on a number of factors including elite status, Early Bird check-in, and whether you’re on a through flight. Find out the trick…

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Massive Flooding at JFK Forces Evacuation and Diversions

It was chaos earlier today at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, as there was a massive flood at Terminal 4, all caused by a frozen water pipe bursting. Terminal 4 is Delta’s main home at JFK, but also houses several international airlines including Emirates, EgyptAir, El Al, Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss, and Singapore Airlines. With…

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Singapore Airlines A380 Diversion, Delta Rollover MQMs Posting, Top Posts from 2017

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. It was quite the site, when a Singapore Airlines A380 diverted to Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, New York as New York’s John F. Kennedy closed due to the recent blizzard which…

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World’s Largest Jet Lands at Small NY Airport Due to Storm

It was quite the site, when a Singapore Airlines A380 diverted to Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, New York as New York’s John F. Kennedy closed due to the recent blizzard which closed the runways due to heavy winds and lack of visibility. Per CNBC, The 325 passengers aboard Singapore Airlines Flight 26 from Frankfurt, Germany, found…

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Calling Ahead for Suite Upgrades, Amex Platinum Lounge Access, TSA Pre-Check

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Does calling a hotel give you better odds for a suite upgrade? On a recent stay at a SPG hotel, I knew I’d be checking in late,…

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Disturbing Video Wheelchair & Passenger Falls Down Escalator

A woman is suing Alaska Airlines after her mom accidentally goes down an escalator at Portland International Airport in her wheelchair. In this video, (which I warn you is terrifying) Bernice Kekona who is seat-belted to her wheelchair tumbled and crashed down an escalator. Disturbing Video Wheelchair Passenger Falls Down Escalator Inside the terminal at Portland International Airport, Bernice…

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Amazing Deal: Free Bose Headphones with Hotel or Travel Booking

Upside Travel is a travel site that can save travelers some money by offering great hotel and airfares at a discounted rate plus a gift card good for several merchants. With their newest promotion, they’re offering Free Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II ($279 value) on your first booking of $600 or more. This offered…

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Running Out of First Class Meal Choice, Pissed Off TSA Agents, No More Hotel Turndown Service

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Find out What Happens When An Airline Runs Out of a First Class Meal Choice? On a recent Delta flight, the airline ran out of the chicken…

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Get Your 10 Free GoGo Passes For 2018

If you fly often it is nice to have internet onboard your flight. Especially if you are taking a long one. As a reminder, one great benefit of the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN is annual complimentary Gogo inflight internet. If you have the Business Centurion® Card,  Corporate Centurion® Card, Corporate Platinum Card®, Corporate Gold Card or Executive…

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Update From Delta

I’m absolutely disappointed in Delta and Atlanta’s handling of this power airport situation today . Below is an update from Delta on how they are planning to handle this situation (see Ground Stop For Flights Going To Atlanta.) Update From Delta Re: Atlanta To backup, I went to the airport at 3 pm to catch a…

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More Breaking Fire Confirmed Atlanta Airport & Earliest Power Restored..

Oh wow. This just keeps getting worse. This is a nightmare for all traveling in and out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson today and probably tomorrow as well. Not to mention, the poor workers (and some travelers) who are likely stuck at the airport tonight. City of Atlanta just confirmed via Twitter, that there was a “fire…

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