Category Archives: Travel Articles

Virgin America Takes Double My Points, Where’s My Flight?

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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?

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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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!

Marriott Hotels Going Prefab To Build More Locations Quicker, Cheaper

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Marriott is looking for ways to expand and build more locations quickly and cheaply.

To do so, the company has come up with a plan to build prefab hotels. The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Folsom, California is the first of these new build hotels and a second one is already being put together in Oklahoma City. Continue reading Marriott Hotels Going Prefab To Build More Locations Quicker, Cheaper

Find Out Why NHL Star Patrick Kane Gave Up His 1st Class Seat

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I’ve heard many stories about people in premium cabins trading their seats with members of the military as a way to say thanks. However, back in 2014 a NFL star was duped by a fake Marine.

While I’m not a hockey fan it was still nice to come across the story of NHL Star and Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane giving up his first class seat recently for a uniformed serviceman. Continue reading Find Out Why NHL Star Patrick Kane Gave Up His 1st Class Seat

Trouble Buying Staples GCs, TopCashBack Options, United Cancels Passenger’s Ticket, Peter Luger’s Burger, Woman Suing Hotel for Getting Pregnant, Rapper Bow Wow’s Instagram Lie- The Rehash

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It’s been a slow week around here when it comes to miles, points and travel.

I’m currently working on finishing off the minimum spend on my newest credit card. Also, if time permits, I’ll be calling American Airlines this week to see if I can figure out some award flights for this summer. Stay tuned…

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 Trouble Buying Staples GCs, TopCashBack Options, United Cancels Passenger’s Ticket, Peter Luger’s Burger, Woman Suing Hotel for Getting Pregnant, Rapper Bow Wow’s Instagram Lie- The Rehash

Rapper Bow Wow Instagrams Private Jet Photo, Flies Commercial

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If you fly commercial why would you post a photo insinuating that you’re flying on a private plane? Appearance, image, trying to show off- who knows…

Rapper Bow Wow posted a photo to Instagram earlier in the week showing a private jet with the caption “traveling to NY today“. Based on the Post, its safe to say that he was implying that he flew on the private plane. Continue reading Rapper Bow Wow Instagrams Private Jet Photo, Flies Commercial

United Airlines Cancels Passenger’s Reservation, Filmed Disagreement

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United Airlines has had a tough past couple of months with frequent bad customer service.

There was the ugly incident with the dentist, a scorpion stung a passenger on a flight and a couple flying to their destination was kicked off of a flight.

In the latest incident, a passenger is claiming that his reservation was cancelled by United Airlines for filming a disagreement. Continue reading United Airlines Cancels Passenger’s Reservation, Filmed Disagreement

$6,000 To Switch Name on Plane Ticket, Bag Lost- Intercontinental Duty Manager to Rescue, Amazon Prime Bonus Offer, Ridiculous Signs, Contests & More-The Rehash!

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The ideas are flowing around here for summer travel plans although we’ve yet to commit to anything. Will you be traveling this summer? If so, where are you going?

I got approved for the Alaska Airlines credit card. This will be an easy 30,000 miles plus a $100 statement credit. Once I’m done with that card maybe I’ll go for the US Bank Altitude Reserve…

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading $6,000 To Switch Name on Plane Ticket, Bag Lost- Intercontinental Duty Manager to Rescue, Amazon Prime Bonus Offer, Ridiculous Signs, Contests & More-The Rehash!

Chase United Explorer Retention, 25% Off Uber, Rent Fancy NYC Hotels for $1, Removed from Flight For Peeing, Worst Airline Meal & More- The Rehash!

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Kim and I are thinking about our summer travel plans or lack there of…

We’re hopefully going to take our longest trip to date, to a region we haven’t visited in quite some time. I’m crossing my fingers that I can find an award flight with my AA miles.

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Chase United Explorer Retention, 25% Off Uber, Rent Fancy NYC Hotels for $1, Removed from Flight For Peeing, Worst Airline Meal & More- The Rehash!

Does Air Koryo Serve the Worst Airline Meal?

A McDonald's Copycat in Bahrain & It's Good 5

I’ve read many times that Air Koryo, the state owned carrier of North Korea is the world’s worst airline. I can’t comment on this based on experience but Skytrax gave the airline only one star.

If an airline is considered the worst in the world, then how might the food offered on board be? Gourmet,  probably not.. Continue reading Does Air Koryo Serve the Worst Airline Meal?