TSA Pre Precheck Program for frequent flyers

TSA is rolling out their “pre” program this fall at Dulles IAD and  Indianapolis  IND Airports.   The pre check allows frequent flyers to board somewhat more easily than “regular” flyers.    However the enrollment fee of $85 and fingerprinting …

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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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American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Expiration – extend mileage expiration with a donation

American Airlines Mileage donation program here: http://joinus.aa.com/miles-for-kids-in-need-aadvantage-miles-donate  is both a great cause and a good way to make sure your miles don’t expire unused.   Donations will extend your expiration date – usually to 18 months from the date of donation. …

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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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Delta Airlines Fleet Map

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From the Delta Airlines blog we have a great picture of the entire Delta Airlines Fleet, though you’ll need to click on the picture to get the whole thing: I’d noticed this great graphic flying home from the trip to …

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Is Selling your Frequent Flyer miles to a “Mileage Broker” legal?

The mileage broker market was once a thriving industry, buying frequent flyer tickets from people and then reselling them at a profit. Understandably the airlines don’t like this practice of monetizing their frequent flyer / mileage plus type systems. These …

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WiFi at Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Airport SGN

Kudos to SGN for providing at least some internet access to travelers. SGN is a fairly small, easy to manage airport considering the size of Ho Chi Minh City, but offers most of the amenities of larger airport Venues. Note: …

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Medical Tourism and Medical Travel

Our new project is a blog and database featuring  Medical Travel and Medical Tourism.    This is very relevant to our work here at the QuickAid Airport Directory because an enjoyable medical travel experience is going to need a nice …

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Airport Organizations and Airport Associations

Here, from AirportData.aero, is a nice set of resources about Airports and Aviation: Airport Organizations www.icao.int International Civil Aviation Organisation www.iata.org International Air Transport Association www.aci.org Airports Council International www.canso.org Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation www.eurocontrol.int EUROCONTROL – European Organisation …

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