Virgin America Compensates Me For My Troubles, Don’t Laugh

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Yesterday I wrote about how Virgin America took double my points but I had no flight!

I spent a lot of time both online and on the phone with Virgin America trying to book a flight from NYC-Los Angeles. This should’ve been a simple 5-10 minute process. However, due to site being down, double the points were deducted from my account and no flight was booked. Continue reading Virgin America Compensates Me For My Troubles, Don’t Laugh

United Airlines Passengers Use Slides, Exit Plane Before Takeoff at EWR

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Last night the passengers on a United Airlines flight had to evacuate the plane before takeoff. To make matters a bit scarier, they had to exit using the emergency slides.

The plane was at Newark Airport and was getting ready to head to San Francisco when the situation took place. Continue reading United Airlines Passengers Use Slides, Exit Plane Before Takeoff at EWR

Virgin America Takes Double My Points, Where’s My Flight?

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Last night I went online to book a  flight for our upcoming summer destination.

What should’ve been around 10 minutes online at Virgin America ended up being a couple of hours, lots of hold times (with bad music) during calls to customer service and no resolution so far. Continue reading Virgin America Takes Double My Points, Where’s My Flight?

Delta Airlines Dumps Fuel, Heads Back To Detroit Airport Soon After Takeoff

A Delta Airlines flight that took off for Seoul, South Korea had to head back to the airport soon after takeoff.

Around a half hour after the plane took-off, “a light in the cockpit indicated there possibly was an open maintenance panel on the outside of the aircraft“, according to the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading Delta Airlines Dumps Fuel, Heads Back To Detroit Airport Soon After Takeoff

Kicked Off Flight Due To Cake, NHL Star Gives Up First Class Seat, Marriott Hotels Going Prefab, Flight Struck By Lightning- Made Emergency Landing, Most Comfy Airport Transfer & More- The Rehash!

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The summer is fast approaching and I’ve been thinking a lot about what the Michael W Travels family will do (and more importantly, where we will go).

One of the main parts of a successful summer trip for us, is using some of our stockpile of American Airlines miles. I had no luck for a few weeks but never gave up trying. I now have a flight on hold which will get us to a region Kim and I have wanted to return to for some time now. Continue reading Kicked Off Flight Due To Cake, NHL Star Gives Up First Class Seat, Marriott Hotels Going Prefab, Flight Struck By Lightning- Made Emergency Landing, Most Comfy Airport Transfer & More- The Rehash!

Cheapest Summer Destinations in Europe, Branson To Start New US Airline, Longest Nonstop Flights, Bonus United Miles, Countries Where Americans Need A Visa & More- Travel News

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Air France Flight Struck By Lightning, Makes Emergency Landing

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Airplanes are hit by lightning somewhat frequently but it rarely causes much issue. Airplanes are built to withstand lightning strikes but they can still cause problems at times.

An Air France plane was hit by lightning on May 19 and had to make an emergency landing. Continue reading Air France Flight Struck By Lightning, Makes Emergency Landing

Earn 500 Bonus United Miles with MileagePlus Shopping

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One of the easiest ways to earn bonus miles is through airline shopping and dining portals.

By linking your card for dining and shopping through portals, you can earn bonus miles for things you already planned to spend money on.

In a new offer you can earn 500 bonus United miles from MileagePlus Shopping for a limited time. Continue reading Earn 500 Bonus United Miles with MileagePlus Shopping

The Most Comfortable Airport Transfer Ever

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The Michael W Travels family took a trip to South Korea recently during Spring Break.

We ended our visit by staying for a couple of nights at the really nice Intercontinental Seoul COEX hotel.

We wanted to save money on our airport transfer and hoped that we wouldn’t need to take a private taxi which are both pricey and low in space when you’re traveling with four people. Continue reading The Most Comfortable Airport Transfer Ever