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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
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?
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
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!
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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
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 Michael W Travels family took a
recently during Spring Break. trip to South Korea
We ended our visit by staying for a couple of nights at the really nice
hotel. Intercontinental Seoul COEX
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
Lufthansa First Class Ducks are highly collectible yet hard to come by as they can only be acquired at the First Class Lounge & Terminal. You could also purchase them on sites like eBay or beg a friend to give you one I suppose!
Every week @Lufthansa_FCT runs a contest on Twitter, giving away a duck to one lucky winner.
Continue reading Win A Lufthansa First Class Duck!
KLM is giving you a chance to win a trip for two to Split Croatia!
The prize includes airfare, hotel stay and some fun activities and excursions.
Kim, Lucas and I really enjoyed our two trips to the Balkans which we took in back to back summers. We saved Croatia for when we’d have more time to visit. However, I’d still love to win this prize to get a taste of the country.
Continue reading Win A Trip for 2 to Split, Croatia!