Category Archives: Airlines + Miles

Chicago Seminars Travel Conference Tickets Now on Sale (October 19-21)

Good evening everyone, I hope your Amazon Prime Day shopping is going well.  A few hours ago, tickets for Chicago Seminars went on sale.  They are $111 for 2.5 full days of travel advice, networking, drinking, more networking, more drinking, and maybe some sleep too.  I love going to Chicago Seminars and I am so excited to go back.  I just bought my ticket and airfare for the event.  There are limited seats available, but when I purchased my ticket at around 5:30pm PT, there were 472 tickets available.

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Buy Miles & Points Promos Expiring Soon: United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Radisson Rewards & SPG

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I recently went through all the links on my buy miles / points page and noticed that a few promos are ending in the next week or two.  I don’t recommend buying miles and points unless you have an award ticket or award night stay in mind, but if you do need some extra miles / points, it’s better to buy them when they are at a discount or offering a bonus.  Without further ado, here are the 4 promos ending in the next few days.

United Airlines: Get up to 85% Bonus on Miles (Expires July 11, 2018)

United Airlines seems to run buy miles promos often.  A 100% bonus was the highest I’ve seen recently, so an 85% bonus is almost as good.  This is a tiered bonus, so your price per mile (PPM) will depend on how many miles you purchase.

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The Skies Aren’t Always Clear for Women Pilots!

Which professions do you find fascinating? Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to be a top chef, or a diamond cutter. Many professions fascinate me. Being a pilot is one of them. Do you ever wonder about a pilot’s life? I do, and especially about what it must be like to be a woman pilot. A friend sent me this story about a junior level woman pilot. I had no idea what life was like that for pilots, especially at the junior level. The author, Erika Armstrong, has been in aviation for 30 years. I think you’ll find what she shares fascinating. I did. Here’s her story.

Don’t Miss These Carry-on Luggage Policy Changes on Alaska Airlines

Airline policy changes…….who can keep track of them all? And carry-on luggage restrictions are mind-boggling, to say the least. There are no standards and each airline sets their own rules. And sometimes these rules change. I was reminded of this today when this email popped into my inbox.  Alaska Airlines has changed the size requirements for their carry-on bags.

I created this master chart of all the airline carry-on bag policies so I could keep track of changes like this. Check out what Alaska has to say about their reasoning and also about how to “tame” your carry-on bag! And if you’re interested in getting  the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card which saves you the fee on your first checked bag, I’d appreciate it if you use my referral link. I have the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card and the first checked bag free option saves me money I’d rather spend on coffee!

You’re Bilingual… And You Never Even Knew It!

What goes on in airports fascinates me. Sometimes even in a good way. And if you listen closely, you’ll hear a language spoken at airports that sounds nothing like the language you speak at home.

I didn’t realize I had a home away from home until I read this article. I even speak a different language when I’m there. And in fact, when I’m in this home, I’m joined by millions of others, which likely includes you! If you have any interest in travel history or language history, come with me to Airportland and see if it feels like your neighborhood, too.