I’ve noticed just a tiny bit more vitriol across the interweb this week when it comes to airlines. It began with JetBlue letting the world know that it would no longer ignore reality. Then, an interesting little Tweet from Delta on Friday tied a neat little bow on the week. Let’s start with JetBlue. The… Read full article

You might remember that I took my first US Airways flights in a while last weekend. I posted about the experience overall here, and a snag that developed here. As I noted, for whatever reason, US Airways was unable to “see” my AAdvantage Gold/Oneworld Ruby status so I missed out on complimentary upgrade opportunities and… Read full article

After an intensive early November, my focus now turns to 12 days aboard cruising’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. Much to do to prepare – packing, preparing for blogging while at sea, etc. It’s going to be a good time, and I can’t wait to set sail aboard this beautiful ship. Let’s take a… Read full article

Royal Caribbean International has announced that the line’s last Sovereign Class vessel, Majesty of the Seas will leave the fleet in 2016. The ship’s last cruise for RCL will depart April 29, 2016. Majesty will transfer to sister line Pullmantur which focuses on the Spanish cruise market. According to Royal Caribbean, “Majesty of the Seas… Read full article

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and soon after that Christmas bells will ring. This Thanksgiving promises to be one of the busiest for air travel in years, and of course, I’m flying on the busiest day of the year – the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I thought a few tried and true holiday travel tips… Read full article

News that JetBlue is dropping a free checked bag for those who purchase its cheapest fares is making the rounds. Speculation had been running rampant that the airline would make such a move with a drumbeat of analysts and pundits wondering why the airline was continuing to leave money on the table by not doing… Read full article

Multiple news sources are reporting that Delta Air Lines is about to announce an big order for Airbus wide-body jets. According to Reuters, the order will be “split between the all-new A350-900 and a recently announced revamp of the current-generation A330.” There is no formal announcement from Delta or Airbus at the moment. (Image courtesy… Read full article

Carnival Corporation has announced that it will launch its first-ever multi-brand marketing campaign on Monday, November 24. The initiative, which will encompass multiple digital and social media elements, will involve all nine of Carnival Corporation’s brands. Carnival’s goal with the new campaign is to introduce more people to cruising, with a focus on those who… Read full article

Over the weekend, I took my first flights on US Airways in a few years. I didn’t leave US Airways, I left DC and moved to Atlanta. I fly a bit on business, supplemented a reasonable amount of personal travel too. Delta was and is a logical choice for me, their well-publicized mileage program issues… Read full article

The post, “The Amex Platinum – Still the One in the One-Two Punch for Travelers” originally appeared in July 2014. The Platinum Card® from American Express ($450 or $475 Mercedes Benz version with a better points bonus) has caught a bit of heat over the last couple of years. It started with the loss of the Continental lounges in… Read full article

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