All posts by Michael W

Family Gets $11,000 From Delta Airlines For Giving Up Seats

Delta Airlines
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Some of us might not want to volunteer to give up our seats on a flight but one family made a small fortune doing so.

The family was supposed to fly from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Florida with Delta Airlines last week when storm delays caused the airline to offer money to those volunteering to be bumped.  Continue reading Family Gets $11,000 From Delta Airlines For Giving Up Seats

More Trouble For United Airlines- Scorpion Stings Passenger on Flight

Scorpion Attacks Woman On Alaska Air Flight
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United Airlines has taken a PR beating due to a passenger being dragged off of an oversold flight less than a week back.

More recently, a United Passenger was attacked during a flight but it wasn’t by airport police. This time it was by a scorpion. Continue reading More Trouble For United Airlines- Scorpion Stings Passenger on Flight

Earn 1,000 Wyndham Rewards Points + Save 15-20%

wyndham rewards

Wyndham Rewards points can be quite valuable since you can book any hotel in the chain for 15,000 points. You can also look at it the other way. If you want to book a cheaper hotel, it will still cost 15,000 points.

I currently have enough points to book 5 nights at any Wyndham hotel. I’m open to ideas as to where I should eventually book… Continue reading Earn 1,000 Wyndham Rewards Points + Save 15-20%

Earn 5,000 AA Miles, Drug Smuggling Delta Pilot, Tragedy at VooDoo Doughnut, Lifetime Uber Ban, Crying Baby on Flight, Rideshare Juno at NYC Airports, New Bourdain Website & More- The Rehash!

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The Michael W Travels family is currently exploring South Korea!

Our flight with United from Newark to Beijing was pretty comfortable. For the next leg we flew with Asiana to Seoul. We’re all feeling jet lag to different degrees but dealing with it pretty well.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Now it’s time to take a look back at some of this past week’s posts in a recap that I like to call, The Rehash! Continue reading Earn 5,000 AA Miles, Drug Smuggling Delta Pilot, Tragedy at VooDoo Doughnut, Lifetime Uber Ban, Crying Baby on Flight, Rideshare Juno at NYC Airports, New Bourdain Website & More- The Rehash!

Naked Tourism Booming, Mexican Tourists Choosing Canada Over US, North Korea Marathon, Uber Banned in Italy, Unusual Hotels & More- Travel News

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Continue reading Naked Tourism Booming, Mexican Tourists Choosing Canada Over US, North Korea Marathon, Uber Banned in Italy, Unusual Hotels & More- Travel News

Woman Falls 60 Feet Off Foresthill Bridge Taking Selfie

Foresthill Bridge
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Taking selfies can be very dangerous.

A couple of years back a boy fell 1,640 feet off a cliff while taking a selfie and survived. Selfies have also helped cause damage to very old statues. Last year, Croatia warned tourists to stop taking stupid selfies!

Earlier in the week a woman fell off of Foresthill Bridge (California’s tallest bridge) while taking a selfie. Continue reading Woman Falls 60 Feet Off Foresthill Bridge Taking Selfie

Woman Deservedly Receives Lifetime Ban from Uber

Uber

Uber changed the game in a big way for those who are looking for a potentially better option than a traditional taxi.

The company offers competitive prices but has had some trouble recently. For instance, an executive stepped down due to sexual contact with an employeeCEO Travis Kalanick was also caught on camera verbally abusing a driver.

So how did one passenger get a lifetime ban? Continue reading Woman Deservedly Receives Lifetime Ban from Uber

United Airlines: Allow Extra Time at Newark Airport

Newark Airport
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The Michael W Travels family is heading off on our spring break trip today.

We’ll be flying out of Newark Airport on United Airlines before transferring to Asiana to reach our final destination.

I received an interesting and helpful e-mail from United Airlines about our upcoming flight. Continue reading United Airlines: Allow Extra Time at Newark Airport