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Did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Take An Unethical Trip?

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It’s probably safe to say that everybody reading Michael W Travels and BoardingArea enjoys a good deal (and a free or deep discount trip)!

The question is, when is a travel benefit not acceptable?

According to T+L, a recent trip by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Bahamas,  is being reviewed by the federal ethics commission to see if it “requires a full ethics investigation“.  Continue reading Did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Take An Unethical Trip?

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I hope that many of you are enjoying a long weekend. A three-day weekend couldn’t have come at a better time with lots of parties including Lucas’s yesterday!

Did any of you get in on the awesome JetBlue Vacations $150 Off $150 before it expired? We did but I have one issue to deal with which will hopefully end up being a non-issue… Continue reading 100,000 Club Carlson Bonus, No Hoes On Planes, Happy 5th Birthday Lucas, 2,500 Citi ThankYou Bonus, Qantes Sued for $74, Best $16 Spent in Costa Rica, Pizza ATM & More- The Rehash!

Qantas Airways Being Sued $74 for Broken IFE

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Over the past five years, the only movies I have watched tend to be children’s movies or those that I get to watch during flights.

Imagine taking a 10 hour flight. You’re looking forward to relaxing and watching a few movies but then it turns out that your inflight entertainment system is broken!

I know that I’d be pissed. Continue reading Qantas Airways Being Sued $74 for Broken IFE

Fox News Reporter Confronts Man Who Harassed Ivanka Trump Before Flight

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In late December I wrote about a situation that took place before a JetBlue flight took off at JFK Airport.

President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, along with her family were seated on the plane which was heading to San Francisco. An attorney, Dan Goldstein boarded soon after with his husband Matt Lasner, an associate professor at Hunter College.

Goldstein verbally harassed Ivanka Trump, saying how her father is ruining the country along with other things. The couple was kicked off the JetBlue flight due to the abusive behavior. Continue reading Fox News Reporter Confronts Man Who Harassed Ivanka Trump Before Flight

Miles & Points from Credit Cards 2016, AA Aviator Retention, IHG Points, Southwest Companion Pass Tease, SPG Points Xfer to Virgin, Costa Rica Reports- The Rehash!

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On New Years Day the Michael W Travels family got home from an awesome but short visit to Costa Rica. I started sharing some details about the trip over the past week and I still have more to come.

It was tough going back to work after our latest adventure but it’s nice to know that we’ll be heading off again in the middle of February. I definitely need to finish booking a very important detail for that trip soon.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Miles & Points from Credit Cards 2016, AA Aviator Retention, IHG Points, Southwest Companion Pass Tease, SPG Points Xfer to Virgin, Costa Rica Reports- The Rehash!

Sisters Kicked Off Allegiant Air Flight, Miss Final Goodbye to Dying Dad

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This is one of the most awful reasons I’ve ever heard of passengers being kicked off of a plane for.

A couple of sisters were on a flight with Allegiant Air. They were flying from Asheville, North Carolina to Sanford, Florida to see their father who was in hospice care. Continue reading Sisters Kicked Off Allegiant Air Flight, Miss Final Goodbye to Dying Dad

Singer Stops Unruly Passenger During Flight, Kicked Off Flight for Harassing Ivanka Trump, TSA Dogs, Cardiac Arrest During Flight & More- The Rehash!

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Happy Holidays! We’re currently away on our winter trip. We’ll be checking out Costa Rica until the end of the week!

This has been a really weird trip with a few of our bookings not exactly going according to plan. Luckily, Kim and I figured things out. Now I’m hoping nothing else goes wrong!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Singer Stops Unruly Passenger During Flight, Kicked Off Flight for Harassing Ivanka Trump, TSA Dogs, Cardiac Arrest During Flight & More- The Rehash!

Passengers Harass Ivanka Trump Before JetBlue Flight, Kicked Off

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Ivanka Trump, husband Jared Kushner and their kids were waiting to take off on a flight on JetBlue when they got verbally harassed by another passenger.

The plane was getting set to fly from New York’s JFK Airport to Hawaii when the situation took place. Continue reading Passengers Harass Ivanka Trump Before JetBlue Flight, Kicked Off

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We’re now less than a week away from heading off on our next trip. This will be Theo’s first international trip which is pretty exciting. For seasoned traveler Lucas, it will be his 33rd country!

Just a reminder: I hope that all of you look over your credit card statements. You never know what might show up. I was looking over my Chase Ink statement and found a fraudulent charge. Imagine just paying a bill without reviewing what you’re paying! I do it for every bill that I pay and if not, it could’ve been a very costly mistake… Continue reading Longest Uber Ride Ever, Win 500,000 Wyndham Points, Track Santa’s Journey, TSA Blocks Toy Bear At Airport, Shopping & Dining Bonus Offers- The Rehash!