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Bumped Passenger Misses $10K Trip, International Driving Permit, Couple Flying to Wedding Kicked Off Flight, Air India To Fine Disruptive Passengers, Merrell Founder’s Wife Missing & More- The Rehash

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The day after we got back from South Korea I booked us a flight to Europe for next February. The deals being offered on an almost daily basis are just so hard to pass up!

I’m just about done with the spend on my newest credit card so I need to find a new one to apply for. With all of the talk of the upcoming US Bank Altitude Reserve, that could be my next target!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Bumped Passenger Misses $10K Trip, International Driving Permit, Couple Flying to Wedding Kicked Off Flight, Air India To Fine Disruptive Passengers, Merrell Founder’s Wife Missing & More- The Rehash

Air India To Fine Disruptive Passengers Who Cause Flight Delays

Air India
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Passengers have caused flight days with many forms of disruptive behavior. Most of them will hopefully get removed from the flights but what other consequences might they face?

One airline has a plan. You might want to think twice before causing any problems which might lead to a flight delay on Air India. Continue reading Air India To Fine Disruptive Passengers Who Cause Flight Delays

How To Get An International Driving Permit

International Driving Permit

Over the course of my travels, I’ve rented cars all around the world. When renting a car, I haven’t needed to show much more than my passport and driver’s license.

For our trip to South Korea, Kim noticed something interesting while reading about our destination. She saw that to rent a car, I’d need to get an International Driving Permit.

You can get an International Driving Permit from two places: Continue reading How To Get An International Driving Permit

Family Gets $11,000 for Giving Up Plane Seats, Bonus Wyndham Points, Bourdain Market Probs, AA- Cadillac Driving Event, United Airlines Troubles, & More- The Rehash!

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I hope that everyone has had a nice Spring Break and happy holidays for those celebrating Passover and Easter.

The Michael W Travels family has enjoyed an awesome visit to South Korea. This was baby Theo’s first trip to Asia! Sadly, our trip has come to an end and we fly home today… Continue reading Family Gets $11,000 for Giving Up Plane Seats, Bonus Wyndham Points, Bourdain Market Probs, AA- Cadillac Driving Event, United Airlines Troubles, & More- The Rehash!

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 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!

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