Friday, May 30, 2008
The complimentary San Jose WiFi service will eventually include ads, but users can opt for ad-free service for an $8 per day charge. About 30,000 passengers fly through San Jose airport each day.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
American Airlines has released a promotion code that nets a 10% discount for online purchases.
Valid for tickets purchased at http://www.aa.com/ by 6/6/2008 for travel through 6/20/2008 - one way or roundtrip, in the continental U.S only. Enter promo code: AAMOBI10
Successfully tested this promo code for a flight SFO-LAX - works like a charm! Your savings are noted in the green text.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
San Francisco airport officials say these findings conflict with other research which gave SFO a 4 out 5 in terms of customer satisfaction . Read more from the S.F examiner.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
After recently announcing a $25 fee for a second piece of checked luggage, American Airlines said today they also will begin assessing a $15 fee for the first piece of checked luggage. The Dallas-based carrier says it will cut domestic capacity by 10-11% the fourth quarter, lay off possibly several thousand jobs, and add additional fees for certain transactions.
American, like other airlines, are facing tough economic times. They are racing to find methods to reduce operating costs and generate additional revenue to offset record high jet fuel prices.
The new $15 fee becomes effective June 15th. American is the only legacy carrier in the United States to charge such a fee.
The parent company of American-AMR, saw its stock plummet over 30% today, now selling just under a mere $7 bucks.
In effect, the airline will push more people to try and carry fuller, heavier bags onto already cramped overhead space.
With recent airline bankruptcies and shutdowns, fuel surcharges, limiting mileage accrual, and charging baggage fees, we are truly living in a new era of air travel. We should expect a turbulent ride in the coming months as more big changes are surely in store for a deeply troubled airline industry.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
What a great performance for some lucky (or unlucky if you were sleeping) passengers waiting to board the plane. Be sure to turn your volume up. Credit to Tiffany for finding and forwarding this on to me - thanks!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Fare Basis: QLO3R4M.
Valid for travel through December 2008 - except during most of June and all of July.
Visit http://www.farecompare.com/ to see current availability.
Those who collect 'Thank You' points will appreciate this link. Earn 100 points after you log in and enter promotion code "CITICCI508IN."
Click here for more information about the 'Thank You" program.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
In effect in makes sense. You earn miles for what you fly. But particularly for business travelers who travel short distances, the rounding up of mileage accrual to 500 miles was icing on the cake. Effective July 1st, the icing goes away. All travel from July 1st on is subject to the reducing earning standard.
This change aligns with a similar policy change U.S air implemented earlier this year.
This week the Chronicle reported that Virgin America is a confirmed tenant for the terminal which is expected to re-open in 2010. With the remodel, 14 gates will be available, which may prompt other carriers to switch to terminal 2 as well.
Read more plans about the remodel from sfgate.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The promotion is valid for rentals checked-out no later than June 30th, for weekend rentals of at least 2 days, and at select airport locations only. Click here to check rates.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
A Southwest Airlines passenger who refused to get off his cell phone during a flight found Dallas police waiting for him Monday. Read More.
According to an update on the United website, higher fees will be incurred when making or changing award travel reservations with United Airlines.
- Change fee of $150 applies for changing the routing or destination of an existing ticket. (Originally $100 fee)
- $150 fee if you decide to cancel your ticket and redeposit miles. (Originally $100)
- $25 fee for booking award travel with United Reservations phone reps, such as when booking with United partners. (Originally $15)
Additionally, the "last minute travel" processing fees policy has changed. You will now pay a fee of $75 for booking within 3 weeks, or $100 for booking within 1 week of your requested departure date. Previously the airline did not penalize you for booking travel 2 weeks or more in advance.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Fill out a short survey (1 minute) from DHL regarding your shipping needs and preferences and score yourself a free 80 page Rand McNally road atlas. Click here to sign up.
Dropping nail clippings and melted chocolate in the seat back pocket; resting bare feet on the bulkhead and blowing noses into blankets other passengers will later use. All these are examples of inappropriate behavior some passengers partake in when flying.
In this article from the Wall Street Journal, author Scott McCartney shows us the less than glamorous side of airline travel - the flying foul.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
You must sign up for this deal by May 11th. The discount is valid for travel until January 15, 2009.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Earlier this month, JetBlue launched new service from San Francisco to Austin.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Book tickets by Friday for travel through June 18th. Click here for more information.
As with other cruises, taxes, fees and surcharges are additional. For Baja trips that adds about $90 per person/trip.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Contest ends May 16th.
Click here to read terms and conditions & to register
Sunday, May 4, 2008
(reposted from March)
If you think the interest rate on your savings account is bad, take a look at the rate of interest you earn on frequent flier miles; none. Mastering the art of miles accumulation through travel or everyday chores such as shopping, eating out and drying cleaning is great, but if you simply let your miles build en masse without redeeming them, you're loosing value day after day.
Allow me to illustrate: Visualize your mass of miles as a lake, with a constant flow of fresh water (miles) pouring in. The lake is enormous, with plenty of room to waterski, fish and swim. You have bragging rights to this heap of water. It's all yours! Your earned it. But then suddenly, the dam that has kept all the water (your miles) in place, begins to let the water drain out. Sometimes the release is a few drops, other times it seems the water is pouring over the dam. In this analogy, the dam is the frequent flier program, or more specifically, the airline running the program.
You see, for every opportunity the airline offers you to accumulate miles (inflow into the lake), the airline equally controls the value and redemption opportunities of miles (outflow from the lake.)
How it works: Airlines are slimming down. They are thinning domestic flight schedules, forcing more passengers on fewer flights. The end result is fewer seats available to use your hard earned frequent flier miles on.
How it works: Each year airlines review their program and adjust the miles requirement for certain trips. With few exceptions, 25,000 miles is the standard in earning a free trip within the domestic U.S. But, the airlines have hiked up mile requirements for flying first class, or flying to some international destinations. When was the last time you heard of an airline lowering the miles required to earn a free flight? So as your mountain of miles grows, the airline simply changes its policy on how many miles are needed for redemption.
How it works: Many airlines such as United and American now charge a fee for redeeming your miles "last minute." So if you're having difficulty finding a seat in advance (for the reasons stated above), you might find a seat open up a week or two before the departure date. It's yours - but that free trip will actually set you back $50-$75 for booking "last minute."
- Don't spread your miles across many different airlines. Find a favorite airline or alliance and stick to it the best you can.
- Don't let your miles sit stagnant, use them before they become devalued.
- If you can't find seats available to use your miles on, keep trying. Seats sometimes open up in the overnight hours when temporarily held tickets never get purchased.
- Monitor inFLIGHTout, flyertalk or other travel blogs to keep aware of pending changes in frequent flier programs
- Maximize your mile redemption's; on International flights, some airlines allow a free stop-over or open-jaw routing.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Visit http://www.allegiantair.com/ for more information.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Exactly who was sitting in the airplane seat before you? When was the last time the airline wiped down the tray tables on the aircraft? Why are the interior windows soiled? Rather than imagine what the answers to these questions might be, simply wipe down your seat area once you board the aircraft. A brief 30-second wipe down will rid the area of germs and make your flying experience a bit more pleasant, and healthier.
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