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The Real Impact of Delta’s Skymiles Medallion Program Changes

I received a survey from American Airlines last year. I expect they sent it to many of their Aadvantage members. One of the questions was related to how I would react to a change in their reward program. Specifically, it … Continue reading

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FAA Rule Change: Angry Birds Allowed During Takeoff and Landing

For almost a year now, I’ve had a finished article about how to be a ninja on flights and use your mobile device (in Airplane Mode) during the entire flight. However, all of the controversy over my article: Take Alcohol … Continue reading

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Pack Like a Ninja…a Travel Ninja

Packing is a skill you learn over time. I’ll admit, before I went to work at Pace, I used to be the guy that packed two suitcases for a vacation. I wanted to be prepared for any and every situation … Continue reading

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Board Your Flight Before the Schmucks

Boarding early is one of the most attractive benefits of elite status. There’s always room for your carry-on, you’re not relegated to taking 1 step per minute down the jet-bridge, and you don’t have to squeeze through dozens of people … Continue reading

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Shortcut to Executive Platinum

Reaching Executive Platinum is the pinnacle of reward status on American Airlines. You get unlimited complimentary upgrades, a 100% Elite mileage bonus, guaranteed seat availability on flights, and much more. The challenge is that it typically takes 100,000 miles or … Continue reading

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AA Bonus Miles and Discount from Hertz

It’s a company policy that we use Avis for all rentals. Unfortunately, my experience with Avis has been anything but pleasing. It’s inevitable that they will screw something up each time I rent with them. I’m a Preferred member, but … Continue reading

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Take Alcohol to Drink on Your Flight

I was recently tipped off to one of the most unbelievable travel tricks ever. In this day and age of insane security, invasive procedures and removal of freedoms, here’s a bright ray of sunshine. With an unintentional loophole (maybe intentional … Continue reading

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