This isn’t aviation geek, miles and points, or even airline travel related. I’m a merchant mariner, holder of a 100 ton Captain’s license for inland and near coastal waters, best..
I remember the moment you accepted my status challenge. I had been a long time United 1K, but the Premier Qualifying Dollar (PQD) introduction was too much for me, coupled
A trend that I and I think many others noticed about the reporting of Hurricane Irma, was a borderline myopic focus on the Continental United States. The news and weather
Josh Waitzkin, interviewed in Tom Ferriss’ the Tools of Titans highlights one of the most important concepts in life. Succinctly put, he calls this the Go Around principle.
I don’t want to be a pessimist, but it seems to me that with a lot of the news going around over the past month or so, Travel is Changing
Frequent Flyer Programs are big revenue machines for airlines, and those 40% off promotions generally aren’t a good deal, but believe it or not, there are a few cases where
I’m heading up to the Freddie Awards later today, with a slight deviation to last year, a couple of early Freddie Awards winners were announced ahead of the actual event.
I think we’ve all enjoyed the purely parody account of @FakeUnitedJeff … Yes, he’s the parody of the “has been” United CEO, who was unceremoniously outed after a rather awkward
Yesterday, I asked whether the blogosphere had “over covered” #bumpgate, where we witnessed video of United’s dragging a passenger off a plane.Well, today, I thought I’d attempt ..
Everyone is talking about #BumpGate, where United Airlines involuntarily denied boarding to a medical professional after he had already boarded, resulting in the Chicago Aviation..
I find the commercials of the Super Bowl to be interesting. I wrote last year of my favorite commercials. This year, I found some of the trends to be interesting,
No man (or woman) is an island; we must embrace the community to fully realize our potential.
So what am I getting at with the idea that No Man (or woman)
Over the past few years I’ve seen an increasing trend among our peers. That is, this idea of side gigs or side hustles. I would offer that folks that this
The first frequent flyer program, American Airlines AAdvantage program was launched in May of 1991. The first hotel loyalty program was Holiday Inn, in February 1983, Marriott es..
With the latest news out of Amazon and Frequent Flyer Program both changes and programs in general, I can’t help but see the similarities, and I don’t mean that in
I just ended a whirlwind round the world trip with my father and brother, which was awesome. Our last long haul flight was in Asiana A380 First Class, a flight
Recently Ed posed the question: Should Airbnb be illegal? This question resounded with me, not because I have any great interest in Airbnb. Heck, I haven’t even stayed at an Airb..
Two years ago today, Joe and I started Tagging Miles. It has been an awesome two years! So, I want to take this as an opportunity to say Thank You for 2 years
I shared the below as part of my remarks at the Travel Hacker 101 Meet-up that I co-hosted with Richard Kerr. If you aren’t a member of the Travel Hacking 101
A couple of days ago I had an interesting conversation that turned toward manufactured spending, with my friend, who runs the Facebook Group Travel Hacking 101.He had shared the ..
American Airlines AAdvantage changed their program yesterday, and while the revenue based earning isn’t great, it was their introduction of Elite Qualifying Dollars that makes it..
Back in February, I saw the movie Everest while flying back from Iceland (in economy of all things). I found the movie to be the right level of background, plot
Note: I had originally submitted this as an OpEd to the Washington Post last week (to the great support of many – Thank you!) Alas, the Washington Post chose not to run it,