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Entries from June 2010

Beware Disgruntled Pilots (Spirit Pilots Strike)

June 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beware Disgruntled Pilots (Spirit Pilots Strike)

It seems that more and more often, one of the biggest risks in flying these days is having flight staff go on strike or an airline go bankrupt. This weekend, Spirit Airlines canceled Saturday and Sunday flights because of a pilot strike. 16,000 passengers across 150 flights were refunded their fares, given a $100 credit […]

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Tags: Travel News

Disney Really Is Magical!

June 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

There’s a story floating around the web about Donna and Alex Voutsinas. As it turns out, thirty years ago Donna took her picture with one of Captain Hook’s crew, Smee, and her future husband, Alex, was being pushed in a stroller behind them. That’s right… Donna and Alex were to be wed many years later […]

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Tags: General

Free AT&T National Golf Tournament Gallery Tickets

June 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Free AT&T National Golf Tournament Gallery Tickets

If you’re a resident of the Washington, D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia, you can get free one-day gallery pass admission to the 2010 AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club. At the bottom of their sales page there is a Thank You Offer: To express our gratitude to the local Washington, D.C. community, we are […]

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Tags: Promotions

Bing Travel’s Cabin Class Search FAIL

June 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Bing Travel’s Cabin Class Search FAIL

I was researching some one-way flights from Baltimore Washington International to San Diego this morning when I discovered a strange little error in Bing. I first did a search for an Economy class seat to get a baseline of how much I would expect to pay. Then, on a whim, I thought it would be […]

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Tags: General

Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut

June 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut

For Memorial Day weekend, Martha and I went up to Connecticut to attend our cousin’s wedding at Saint Clements Castle, located in lovely Portland, Connecticut. I’m always a fan of castles but don’t go to Saint Clements expecting to see huge walls, a moat, and gargoyles… it’s not that type of castle. It is, however, […]

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Hilton Honors Perk: Free Newspaper

June 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hilton Honors Perk: Free Newspaper

I don’t stay at enough Hilton hotels to reach any of the tiers in their Hilton HHonors program, but as a matter of principle I tend to join any reward program if I can. You never know when it might come in handy. I had always known that most hotels will give you a complimentary […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs

Wanderlust Findings: Airport Food, Hawaii’s State Fish & Volunteering

June 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last weekend we were out of town for a wedding in Connecticut at Saint Clements Castle (a post on that is on its way) so this past week has seemed especially short. Fortunately, it was enough time to find a few gems from the travel blogs I follow. Hopefully you enjoy these (or are at […]

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Tags: General

Southwest Best Western Gift Card Promotion

June 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Southwest Best Western Gift Card Promotion

Southwest has partnered with Best Western to offer a promotion where you can earn one Rapid Rewards bonus credit for every $100 you purchase/load onto a Best Western Travel Card (max 5 Rapid Rewards Points). A Best Western Travel Card is a gift card you can use at Best Western hotels, of which there are […]

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Tags: Promotions

How to Save Money Booking Cruises

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on How to Save Money Booking Cruises

If you’re a fan of cruises, you’ve probably picked up a few tips on how to save a little money on cruises. This post will discuss some of the techniques and tips I’ve learned for how to save money while booking your cruise. This isn’t a list of tips for when you’re on the cruise […]

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Tags: Money Tips

AirTran A+ Rewards Program

June 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

My favorite airline is probably Southwest Airlines. They service so many of the airports I like traveling to, from my home airport at BWI to places like Las Vegas, Orlando, and the airports of my home state, New York. I’ve also been the beneficiary of their participation in the American Express Membership Rewards program, as […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs