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Senate Bill Seeks To Ban Frequent Flyer Security Lane

Airline frequent flyers expect a number of perks for their loyalty from the airlines they fly on, one of these perks at many airports is an ‘elite line’ at security check points allowing frequent flyers and first class passengers to skip the long queues of waiting passengers … but a new bill introduced on the…

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Has Bellroy Designed A Perfect Travel Wallet?

When traveling keeping everything neat, organized and in one place is a challenge. Boarding passes are longer than most wallets, passport wallets tend to be impractical and uncomfortable in pant pockets, and credit card slots overlap each other adding bulk, SIM cards easily get misplaced … and pens get lost more often that we’d like…

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Reader Mail “What Are The Key Benefits To Being An Elite?”

Choosing a frequent flyer program can have many variables to choose from. In the scheme of things, with all programs being not being equal, what is the essential frequent flyer benefit for business travelers?   Mohammed Akbar, from Kuwait, writes, “I am searching for the key benefits of joining a frequent flyer program as a…

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Get An Airline Upgrade By Simply [Tip Here] … Um, No

On a nearly daily basis I receive promotional emails offering to teach me the secret to scoring an airline upgrade, a few times a week readers email asking about how to score an airline upgrade, at least once a week someone will complain that they didn’t get an upgrade …so what is the secret to…

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Qantas’ Q-Tag : The Luggage Tag Of The Future

Luggage tags for checked baggage remained largely unchanged from the time paper tags with the perforated “separable coupon ticket” was patented by John Michael Lyons of the 5th of June 1882 in New Jersey until the introduction of the current thermal printed airline luggage labels in the mid-1990s.   Now as airline travel continues to…

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TSA’s ‘Trusted Traveler’ – Are Its Flaws Insurmountable?

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Administrator John Pistole has recently announced plans to create and oversee a ‘Trusted Traveler‘ program. Under the TSA’s proposed ‘Trusted Traveler’ program airline passengers would be able to avoid Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners, leave their shoes on and leave their laptops in their bags. The TSA’s proposed ‘Trusted Traveler’…

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Frequent Flyer Miles, the insanity, the addiction … the documentary

While I am not mileage runner as an airline traveller I probably have what some may consider an unhealthy interest in gaining miles. I have been known to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles using New York as my connection point, or fly to Hong Kong via Frankfurt to pick up a few thousand…

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Mileage Runs Explained

I have previously written about frequent flyer mileage runs, frequent flyer elite status and other related frequent flyer junkie topics on Flying With Fish … and have more than once found myself explaining the benefits of both frequent flyer elite status and mileage runs in other various mediums. The practice of making mileage runs and…

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iPad App of the Week : Air Milage Calculator

Are you a mileage runner … or simply interested calculating your frequent flyer mileage accrual for an upcoming trip? Planning for frequent flyer mileage accrual can be straightforward in knowing the mileage of a flight, but quickly calculating in Fare-Class mileage percentages and Status Bonuses can be complicated on the run… …if you’re a mileage…

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Reader Mail : “What’s the difference between a code share & interline?”

This week’s reader mail comes from Annette up in Canada. Annette asks “What’s the difference between a code share and interline agreement between airlines?” Annette, in fact, a code-share and an interline agreement are quite different. I can go into depth, but that really doesn’t help travelers all that much … so I’ll stick with…

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