On the topic of “Mileage Runs”…So True!

December 16, 2010

This is my life as a frequent flier. I love the comments on Continental.

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Airlines rake in the fees to boost profits

December 14, 2010

According to the Department of Transportation, the nation’s top airlines took in $2.56 billion in baggage during the first nine months of the year. NBC featured a story on the Nightly News about these new fees. The USA Today reported that airlines took in $4.3 billion in fees. Delta took in more than $1.26 billion combined […]

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I love this pre-flight video from Delta Airlines

December 12, 2010

I”m starting to like Delta more and more. Here’s the pre-flight safety video they show on their jets. I think it’s very well-done.

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Funny Music Video from Buck Howdy

December 10, 2010
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New Elite Milage “Maximizer” option for sale on Continental

December 1, 2010

I was adjusting my seats on an upcoming Continental flight as I regularly do a few days prior to departure. I noticed an ‘ad’ at the bottom to buy additional frequent flier miles that I can use for upgrades or redeem for free tickets. Since I already have over 400,000 miles (which are dedicated for my […]

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Continental Airlines’ Domestic First Class Named Best Overall in Zagat Airline Survey

November 30, 2010

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ – Continental Airlines today was named the Top Rated Large Domestic Airline for Premium Seating in Zagat’s 2010 Airline Survey for the third consecutive year. “We take great pride in giving our first-class customers an award-winning inflight product,” said Marketing Sr. VP Mark Bergsrud. “Those polled by Zagat […]

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Get more frequent flier miles and elite status with end of year “Mileage Runs”

November 29, 2010

I was talking to a colleague who is considered a frequent flier in my book: anyone who has attained the first level of elite status. If you travel enough to make the first level, you fly more than most! He is on the verge of attaining his second level with United Airlines, which makes him […]

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The TSA pat down parodies continue

November 28, 2010

I love this computer-generated parodody. The woman asks all the questions we ask about “WHY”… too funny!

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Full Body Scans versus Pat Downs…The Efficient Traveler speaks out

November 23, 2010

The efficient traveler is all about safety; but safety in an effective manner. I find that the full body scans are not invasive, but inefficient! Having to stand there with arms up and waist unobstructed is time consuming, and I see it as an unnecessary waste of time compared to walking thru the metal detector. […]

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Quantas shows us not to worry about flying

November 22, 2010

As a frequent flier, I’m not ‘afraid’ of flying; I just dont like the process of going through security and hoping everything is on time. I know some people have a fear of flying, but I’ve never had that problem. Sure, when there’s a little extra turbulence, you start to wonder; however, turbulence wont bring […]

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