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6 Colorado Ski Resorts You Can Fly to for 17,500 AA Miles Round-Trip

One of the great benefits of the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is the Reduced Mileage Award program. While we cover the ins and outs of this program in a bimonthly post, essentially you can fly for 17,500 AAdvantage miles round-trip in the US as long as you depart from or arrive at one of…

Every Country’s Top Tourist Attraction, According to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is known for being a great resource for travelers, since the travel site compiles ratings on all sorts of things to do, places to stay, and where to eat in almost every place in the world — yes, even North Korea — and each country has a section featuring its “Top Things to Do.” Recently, the folks…

JetBlue’s Free Fly-Fi Is Now Available Fleet-Wide and Gate-to-Gate

Now you can stay connected every second of your onboard experience when you fly JetBlue. The airline has just completed a fleet-wide rollout of its free Fly-Fi, and the system operates gate-to-gate. That means that high-speed internet service is now available on all 227 of JetBlue’s aircraft (A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s), and passengers don’t…

Special Deal Prices for Tickets to Design on a Dime in Miami to Support Housing Works

As a member of the Board of the Directors for Housing Works, one of my favorite events of the year is the Design on a Dime fundraiser in Miami. Each year, the organizers bring together more than 25 of the country’s top interior designers to create one-of-a-kind room vignettes from donated merchandise. Once the rooms are created,…

AA Platinum Pro Doesn’t Include Same-Day Confirmed Flight Changes

Update 1/11/17 5:07pm: An American Airlines spokesperson has responded to our inquiry about this situation: The same-day flight change reference was an error on one of our aa.com pages. We will reach out to those who purchased Platinum Pro to apologize and offer a refund. We applaud American Airlines for acknowledging this error and offering a refund…

How to Link Your Virgin America and Alaska Airlines Accounts

Late last year, the Virgin America and Alaska Airline merger closed, and we almost immediately got word of how the integration process would begin. For starters, we found out that as of earlier this week, you could transfer Virgin America Elevate points to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan at a 1 to 1.3 ratio. And as of today,…

Airlines No Longer Have to Announce Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ban

If you’ve traveled through a US airport recently, you’ve probably heard a gate agent making a pre-boarding announcement explaining that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is banned by the FAA on all US commercial and cargo flights in both carry-on and checked luggage. The ban came after several airlines blacklisted the device due to concerns of…

United’s Retiring Its 747s Much Sooner Than Expected

During an investor presentation in November (caution: PDF link), United shared plans to pull its remaining 747-400s from service by the third quarter of 2018. That gave jumbo diehards plenty of time to book a few more flights on UA’s Queen of the Skies, but unfortunately we’ve now confirmed that the aircraft’s retirement has been accelerated — all 20…

United Chicago Polaris Lounge Sit-Down Service and Menus

As part of United’s December 1 Polaris launch, the airline opened its very first dedicated airport lounge at Chicago’s O’Hare airport (ORD). It’s easily the best lounge operated by a US carrier anywhere in the world, and I really enjoyed my four-hour visit. But one of the lounge’s most notable amenities hadn’t quite rolled out during…