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Stupid Tip of the Day: How to Search for Content Posted at BoardingArea

You know you read that article from one of the weblogs at BoardingArea; but you do not remember who wrote it or on what day it was posted.

If for whatever reason you are unsuccessful in searching for that seemingly elusive article at BoardingArea, there are at least two methods that you may want to consider employing which I have outlined below on how to search for content posted at BoardingArea…

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United Airlines Bug Bounty Program Could Reward You With Up to One Million Miles

If the official Internet web site of United Airlines does not work properly, you now could be part of the reason if you did not act upon the new Bug Bounty program from which you could earn up to one million MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles, pardner.

The Bug Bounty program — which is considered as an “experimental and discretionary reward program” — is an innovative idea which is indeed the first of its kind in commercial aviation which could potentially further bolster security and allow United Airlines to continue to provide excellent service; but to ensure that submissions and payouts are fair and impactful, the following eligibility requirements and guidelines apply to all researchers who submit bug reports…

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Dismissed: Lawsuit Against Skiplagged by United Airlines

John Robert Blakey — a judge of the the United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Illinois in Chicago — dismissed a lawsuit filed back on Monday, November 17, 2014 by United Airlines Incorporated and Orbitz Worldwide LLC against an Internet web site for lower cost airfares because the court did not have jurisdiction over the case, with the reason being that Aktarer Zaman did not live or do business in Chicago.

Zaman — who is…

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An Homage to TravelBloggerBuzz: Good Luck to You, George

George of TravelBloggerBuzz announced earlier today that “This is the final blog post of TBB as you have come to know it.” Although TravelBloggerBuzz is not completely folding and will still exist in an abbreviated form, George has decided to concentrate on other priorities in his life — including…

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Acquisition of Travelocity by Expedia: Bad For You, the Consumer?

Expedia, Incorporated can now add Travelocity to its portfolio of Internet travel web sites, as it has agreed to purchase its now-former rival from Sabre Corporation for $280 million in cash.

Hotwire, Hotels.com and Trivago are only three of the travel brands which are a part of the Expedia portfolio; and Expedia and Travelocity have had a marketing agreement since 2013 “in which Expedia Inc’s technology powered platforms for Travelocity’s U.S. and Canadian websites, while Travelocity drove additional web traffic to Expedia”, according to this article reported by…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: How to Tell If an E-Mail Message is “Spam”

You have received what appears to be a legitimate e-mail message from a reputable company — such as an airline, for example — but you have no idea as to whether or not it is considered “spam”; and you do not want to click open the e-mail message in case it is loaded with a virus or “malware” of some type.

The example shown above is…

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Should View From The Wing Be Shut Down?

When I accidentally stumbled upon this article from the editors of Yahoo! Travel and then read it, my first reaction is that the View From The Wing weblog should perhaps be shut down or — at the very least — it should have its name changed.

My reason for this is because…

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“Public-Safety Concerns” Pertaining to Hidden City Ticketing?

“In its simplest form, a passenger purchases a ticket from city A to city B to city C but does not travel beyond city B,” according to the companies’ complaint. “‘Hidden City’ ticketing is strictly prohibited by most commercial airlines because of logistical and public-safety concerns.”

The above quote has been published in numerous articles pertaining to United Airlines Incorporated and Orbitz Worldwide LLC suing to prevent…

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PIN Number Must Change to Password As of Today at Delta.com

If you have managed to log into your SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program account at the official Internet web site of Delta Air Lines using your personal identification number recently, note that those days are over, as you are now required to use a password.

Originally, the changeover from a personal identification number to a password was not supposed to happen until the end of the year; but it is now in effect as of today as evidenced by this screen shot…

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