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Hello from 30,000 Feet

I’m flying high on Alaska Airlines from Austin to Seattle, enjoying @GoGo wifi service, dinner (!) and complimentary movies.    Although I’m on a frequent flyer ticket Alaska was kind enough to bump me to first class, and gogo was …

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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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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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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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Airport City Codes

Be sure to check our companion site  AirportCityCodes.com for Airport Codes, Airlines Codes, and our amazing flight distance calculator which will figure the flight miles from almost any two airports in the world. As a reminder come to QuickAid.com for Airport …

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IMPORTANT: Defer the Expiration of your Frequent Flyer Miles

All the Airlines seem to be both giving away more and more frequent flyers miles but also making it harder to use the programs.    Through credit card offers, not to mention actually travelling on planes, you can rack up …

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China Airports | List of Chinese Airports | Airports of China

Here, from Wikipedia, is the most comprehensive list of Chinese Airports we could find wiht links to the Wikipedia Airport pages for more information.   We’ll eventually have these airports covered here at QuickAid.com Airport Directory but in the meantime …

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New Retirement Site Online – Retire USA

We interrupt our normal Airports Coverage to bring you a new retirement website by the maker of QuickAid.   It’s called “Retire USA” and offers retirement-focused information about individual cities all over the country. Retire USA State by State Profiles …

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QuickAid Airport Blog MAINTENANCE ALERT!

Due to problems from the “Pharma hack” on the QuickAid site we are working to restore the blog portion of our site ASAP.  Thanks for your patience unless you had something to do with the hack. In that case ….

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