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Moving Alert – See You on InsideFlyer!

Beginning as soon as later today – exact timing yet to be determined – this blog will disappear from the BoardingArea site and reappear on InsideFlyer. They’re sister publications, both products of Randy Petersen’s House of Miles. So it’s more like moving across town than moving to a new city. New home. Slightly different look…

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Flyers with Nut Allergies Booted from American Flight

Got a nut allergy? Fine, don’t eat the nuts. As recent tensions between flyers and airlines have shown, it’s not that simple. Those who suffer from nut allergies don’t have to eat nuts to suffer life-threatening reactions; it’s enough to come into contact with nut oil on hard surfaces or airborne nut allergens. Of course,…

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Book IHG Points & Cash Stays for 15% Less

As do most hotel loyalty programs, InterContinental Hotels Group’s IHG Rewards Club allows members to combine rewards points and cash to pay for their stays. For a limited time, there’s a 15 percent discount on the cash part of the Points & Cash price, making decent deals good ones, and good deals even better. Offer…

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Donald Trump’s Hotel Company Looks to Expand U.S. Presence

Raising questions of both ethics and law, the chief executive of Donald Trump’s hotel company, Trump Hotels, has announced plans to significantly expand the company’s presence in the U.S. As reported by Bloomberg, Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger suggested that the company could eventually have properties in every major city. “There are 26 major metropolitan…

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Are Seatback TVs Going the Way of the Dodo?

If you’re among the legions of travelers who ease the boredom and discomfort of flying by tuning into a movie or TV show on the plane’s seatback monitor, the latest move by the world’s largest airline will come as a disappointment if not a surprise. American Airlines has disclosed that its new Boeing B737 MAX…

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Up to 50,000 Bonus American Miles for S. Pacific Flights

Planning a visit to the South Pacific? These bonuses for American flights or Qantas-operated flights booked under American flight numbers can make the trip a more lucrative one. Offer Details American AAdvantage members can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles for flights between the U.S. and Australia or New Zealand, booked by January 31 and…

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Feds to Airlines: What’s Up with the IT Meltdowns?

As if air travel weren’t stressful enough in this era of long lines, cramped seating, and overstuffed planes, computer outages have added the prospect of delayed or cancelled flights to the list of flyers’ worries. It’s a legitimate concern, and a growing one. On July 20, a computer meltdown at Southwest resulted in more than…

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The Best and Worst Airport Wi-Fi

If you happen to be flying through tiny Idaho Falls Regional Airport, you’ll be treated to Wi-Fi download speeds averaging more than 200 Mbps, faster than most people enjoy from their home Wi-Fi and more than enough to support such data-intensive activities as downloading and streaming movies. That’s according to tests conducted by Ookla, included…

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Win This: a Culinary Trip for 2 to Tokyo and Kyoto

Enter the Williams Sonoma “Win a Trip to Japan” sweepstakes by February 15, 2017, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Japan, including airfare, hotel accommodations, sushi-making class, tea ceremony, tours of the Tsukiji fish market and a sake brewery, and a set of Shun cutlery. To enter, provide…

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