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I’ve spent the last few days building sand castles, going down slides, and playing with my family at Atlantis in the Bahamas on points (can’t wait to share the details), and while that was awesome, it means I need to play miles and points catch-up. Feel free to skip this post if you have been on top of everything that has come out in the last few days, but in case you are behind too…….
- US Airways and American Airlines are offering 50% mileage bonuses when traveling on the other airline through March 2, 2014. Both US Airways and American are offering virtually the same promotion. For example, if you register with and use an American Airlines frequent flyer account when flying on US Airways, you get a 50% bonus on those flights. If you register with and use a US Airways frequent flyer account when flying on American Airlines, you get a 50% bonus on those flights. If you have elite status/elite qualifying mileage needs that comes into play, then you need to factor that in to your decision when deciding where to credit the flights. Here is the registration page for US Airways. Here is the registration page for American Airlines. As always, it makes sense to register even if you aren’t sure you will be able to use the promotion.
- US Airways is offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles for those who bought miles in 2013, up to 50,000 miles by January 31, 2014. They sent emails out to those eligible, but if you think you should be eligible then just log into your US Airways account and you will see if you are eligible when you go to buy miles.
- With all the stories out there of adults on airplanes who have not patience or tolerance for kids that aren’t winning the “Best Behaved Award”, there is a great story circulating called “Dear Daddy in Seat 16C” by the blog Team Kate. Kate is a little bit younger than my own daughter, and has autism. She was recently flying with her mother and she was seated between her mom and a businessman with a briefcase on the airplane. Here is a snipit from the post…“You could have ignored her. You could have given me that ‘smile’ that I despise because it means; ‘manage your child please.’ You did none of that. You engaged Kate in conversation and you asked her questions about her turtles.” It is really sweet post that resonates whether your child has special needs or not. Obviously this man went above and beyond, but a little more cooperation and tolerance is something that would be great to see across the board. You never know someone else’s story, so jumping to conclusions and being judgmental about a child “acting out” is never as productive as simply talking about turtles.
- Delta is bringing back complimentary meals on certain flights for those in certain seats. Even though this is not returning food to the masses on Delta flights, it is an actual enhancement. They will be serving Luvo meals (all made with natural ingredients, no added trans-fats, and hormone and antibiotic-free proteins) free for customers seated in Economy Comfort on Delta’s transcontinental flights between JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The meals will be available for purchase for customers seated in regular economy. You can read the full press release here.
- The Hyatt Endless Possibilities Promotion starts today, but remember to think long and hard before registering.
Hope you are all having a great week and let me know if I missed anything else major while we had our heads in the sand!