Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse

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For those of you visiting a city like New York for the first time, there are lots of scams to look out for during your trip.

Last year I wrote about a tourist who paid $400 for a free trip on the Staten Island Ferry. In a new scam that I recently came across, a tourist was taken for lots of money by Mickey Mouse. Continue reading Scam: Tourist Charged $310 for Photo with Times Square Mickey Mouse

Pop Tarts Cafe Pop-Up Opening in NYC

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Last summer NYC got an interesting Magnum Bar Ice Cream pop-up. (Check out my review about the Magnum pop-up here.)

In June 2016 I wrote about a Kellogg’s Cereal Restaurant set to open in the city. The restaurant opened in July and has seemed to do well. For a limited time, Pop Tarts will be joining in on the fun. Continue reading Pop Tarts Cafe Pop-Up Opening in NYC

Oddest Airline Passenger, Anthony Bourdain’s Fav Airplane Seat, US Bank FlexPoints to JetBlue Credit, Warren Buffett’s Airline Investments, AA Plane Hits Deer & More- The Rehash!

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The Michael W Travels family headed off on our first international trip of 2017 and it’s been a lot of fun so far. We’re currently on a short visit to Ireland!

We flew to Europe on Iberia and I was a bit surprised by a few things about the airline. It was our first time flying with them and we were disappointed to learn that AA Gold status couldn’t even get us free seat selection. We also found the seats to be extremely uncomfortable, almost claustrophobic. The one good thing we encountered was a tasty meal! How have your experiences been with Iberia?  Continue reading Oddest Airline Passenger, Anthony Bourdain’s Fav Airplane Seat, US Bank FlexPoints to JetBlue Credit, Warren Buffett’s Airline Investments, AA Plane Hits Deer & More- The Rehash!

Best Places to Travel, Top Harry Potter Sites in Britain, Make Somalia Great Again,TSA Spying, 13 Off Beat & 13 Charming European Cities- Travel News

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The Oddest Airline Passenger I’ve Ever Seen

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The other day the Michael W Travels Family flew on Iberia Airlines to Madrid on the way to our final destination, Dublin, Ireland.

I have to say that Iberia did not impress me at all. I felt claustrophobic in the seat and customer service wasn’t great either. The movie options during the flight were crappy too, but at least the meal was tasty although a bit salty!

Soon after taking our seats, I turned around and noticed what might just be the oddest airline passenger that I’ve ever seen on a flight. Continue reading The Oddest Airline Passenger I’ve Ever Seen

Enter to Win A Trip to Jamaica from Southwest Airlines

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Southwest Airlines is giving you a shot to win a trip for two to Jamaica. The prize includes roundtrip flights, hotel stay and more!

Kim, Lucas and I visited Jamaica a few years back and had a great time. We loved the food, visited some interesting sites and really enjoyed one of the local (private) beaches just a short walk from our hotel. Continue reading Enter to Win A Trip to Jamaica from Southwest Airlines

Enter to Win A Lufthansa First Class Duck!

Lufthansa First Class

Each week the Lufthansa First Class Terminal runs a contest through Twitter where one lucky winner wins a highly sought after prize.

Many of you know that Lufthansa Ducks are a highly sought after souvenir. They’re a bit hard to get as they’re only available at the First Class Lounge & Terminal. Many collect them and even pay big money for them on sites like ebay. Friend and fellow BoardingArea blogger Lufthansa Flyer has an extensive Duck Gallery on his site. Continue reading Enter to Win A Lufthansa First Class Duck!

TSA Finds Batman’s Batarang At Airport

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Towards the end of 2016 I wrote how the TSA has one of the most interesting Instagram accounts.

Here are a few posts that I’ve come across. The TSA blocked a giant Teddy bear from flying at LAX, found Lucille from the Walking Dead and confiscated a 3-D printed gun.

The latest find is something that looks like it’s come right out of a Batman movie. Continue reading TSA Finds Batman’s Batarang At Airport