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Triple Mile Tuesdays First Quarter 2019 With Frontier Miles

Flying as a passenger on airplanes operated by Frontier Airlines on Tuesdays between Tuesday, January 8, 2019 and Tuesday, March 26, 2019 will be triple rewarding if you are a member of the Frontier Miles frequent flier loyalty program, as you will earn three times the redeemable miles you would normally earn on each flight.

Miles earned towards elite level status will…

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As Low as 34,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Latin America and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale November 29 2018

Redeem as few as 34,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $50.00 and $78.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Latin America from Friday, March 1, 2019 through Friday, April 19, 2019, by when all travel must be completed…

…but you must…

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Watch Out For This Taxi Scam

One possible reason why ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft may be popular is because of the bad reputation some taxi cab drivers help to perpetuate by purposely attempting to scam customers.

One such experience in…

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Update: Woman Accused of Groping Female Passenger Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Heidi Anne McKinney pleaded guilty at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon on Friday, March 24, 2017 to assault with the intent to commit a felony, which was filed after an unidentified female passenger aboard an airplane — which operated as Alaska Airlines flight 621 en route from Las Vegas to Portland on the evening of Sunday, May 8, 2016 — complained that she was allegedly touched on her breast and genitals without her consent.

The indictment also alleges that McKinney…

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AerClub to Replace Gold Circle as Aer Lingus Frequent Flier Loyalty Program

After 28 years, the Gold Circle frequent flier loyalty program of Aer Lingus will be closing on Thursday, March 31, 2016; and it will be replaced with the rollout of AerClub, whose earnings by members will be based on revenue and not on distance flown.

Not surprisingly, Avios will be the reward currency. Back in July of 2015…

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What Exactly Is an Expert — and Is There Really Such a Thing?

“When bloggers refer to themselves as ‘travel experts’ or ‘thought leaders,’ who are we to question them?” asks Christopher Elliott in this article pertaining on how to spot tainted travel advice for USA TODAY. “Part of the problem is us. Somewhere along the way, American travelers lost their healthy sense of skepticism and began believing anyone with the word ‘expert’ in their title. They didn’t bother asking themselves how much these experts really knew or how they earned a living”

Aside from what I consider to be an obvious dig at Gary Leff of View From The Wing — whose weblog is one of the few discussing miles, points and travel which has been around longer than The Gate — has Christopher Elliott actually read some of the comments left by skeptical readers of that weblog questioning and critical of Gary? Thankfully, Gary and I have at least one policy in common: neither of us censor comments on our respective weblogs.


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Take Me Out to the Ball Game — Even Though it is Not My Favorite Thing to Do

“If I had a wish list, which I do not, it would be to visit all the minor league parks. To me, much more character and fun. Last week, I went to Jackie Robinson Patk in Daytona Beach. Walks right on the field, to the mound. Best wishes with the goal. Maybe I will see you at a game.”

That statement was from this comment posted by…

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