Frequent Flyer Tip – Assign Value Your Frequent Flyer Miles To Help Decide How to Use Them

Travel is NOT the easiest way to get miles. Credit Card sign ups with flyer miles programs are increasingly generous, so it’s not uncommon to get 50,000 or even more miles for a simple credit card sign up, often using cards sponsored by United Airlines, Delta Airlines, US Airways, British Airways, and more.

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Sioux City – SUX Embracing a funny designator as a brandable name

Sioux City used to complain about their three letter FAA designation as “SUX”  Airport.    But now, in what appears to be a clever marketing move, they’ve embraced it.   More from CNN here.

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Rick Steves on Rethinking the Massive Cost of Airport Security

the moral of the TSA story is that our safety is coming at a cost that may not be sustainable

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Abandoned Airports List (USA Airports)

Thanks to Paul Freeman for a great resource featuring abandoned and little known airports.  This list was recently updated on May 1, 2012 and it features over 1500 listings grouped by US State. www.airfields-freeman.com/

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TSA Precheck Program = Sensible Security.

TSA’s new precheck program is in early stages and not available to everybody, but if you are asked to join it’s probably a good idea. Here’s David Pogue, the New York Time’s technology writer, favorably reviewing the process: Although TSA’s …

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(Jan 2012) Airline Rules from US Department of Transportation

The second phase of the new airline passenger protections are now in effect.   These rules are designed to solve problems consumers have faced for years regarding cancellations of tickets and flights and pricing problems. ·        Requiring all taxes and …

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Google buys ITA Flight Search Software.

Google’s aquisition of ITA software, a powerful flight price comparison engine, may eventually add a huge new twist to the flight search space although Google’s current position is that they won’t enter this market as a competitor, rather as a …

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics – a great online resource

                    I am often amazed at the resources that pop up online without much fanfare.  One for Transportation is the Research and Innovation Technology Administration, thankfully shortened to  “RITA” , which …

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British Airways Miles tips from “The Points Guy”

Brian Kelley is “The Points Guy“, a frequent flyer who helps others get the best from their credit card frequent flyer deals and other travel offers out there. In an excellent and detailed series of articles linked below, Kelley offers …

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Los Angeles Airport LAX: LAX Control Tower and LAX “Theme Building”

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Flickr Photo Credit: monkeytime | brachiator The futuristic looking LAX “Theme Building”, one of the great icons of international aerospace industry, reopened in 2010 after its post 9/11 closure for many years. Here the LA Times reviews the situation as …

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