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Delta: Win 100,000 Miles And A Weekend in NY

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Audience Rewards is sponsoring the Delta On Broadway Sweepstakes.

To enter you need to register your Delta SkyMiles account with Audience Rewards. 
You can earn additional entries by answering Cinderella trivia.

The Prize:

  • 100,000 Delta SkyMiles
  • 4 tickets to Cinderalla on Broadway in NYC 
  • 24,000 SPG points to book a 2 night hotel stay

The Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including DC) and Canada
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry
  • Enter by May 3, 2013

Enter for your chance to win HERE

Heading To The Airport, Next Stop Russia

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We’re putting the finishing touches on packing for our upcoming trip to Russia. I’m bringing a larger backpack than I’d like to for a trip of this length. But when you are packing for two and need cold weather items, that’s the best option.

We’ll be flying direct on Delta from New York’s JFK Airport to Moscow’s Sheremetyvo (SVO) Airport. The flight takes off around 5:30 p.m. and is approximately 9.5 hours long. 
We always like to arrive at the airport a bit early. We’ll check in, clear security and stop by the Delta Lounge (a nice perk of the Amex Platinum Card) to relax and have a snack before our flight.
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Lucas Miles W.
Hopefully Lucas will be his usual awesome self and cooperate on the flight. So far, he has been amazing when flying but this time around he is much more mobile and curious so it might be a bit of a different experience. Kim and I are prepared though (we think!). We have a couple of new books and toys ready for the flight as well as some of Lucas’ favorite snacks. Lucas usually goes to sleep in the 7:30-8:00 range so we are hoping he stays awake for a short while and then passes out for the bulk of our journey.

We’re really excited to be heading to Russia. We can’t wait to explore such an interesting place. I look forward to posting about the trip and our experiences very soon.

Happy holidays to all!

Shake Shack and Other Impressive Food Options Coming to Deltas Terminal 4

Yesterday I mentioned a post that I wrote for Rene over at Delta Points. For those of you that didn’t get a chance to read it there, here it is.
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Over the last 2+ years Delta has been renovating and expanding JFK Airport’s Terminal 4. The expansion has a budget of $1.2 billion and will replace Terminal 3 for Delta’s international flights out of the airport.

Many improvements and upgrades are on the way including:

  • Two rows of check- in counters
  • A new, automated baggage handling system
  • Security check points being consolidated into one area which allows for all of the retail and food options to be behind security
  • An additional 9 international gates, giving Delta a total of 16 at JFK
  • Larger waiting areas
  • Additional, new and powered seating for charging your electronic devices
  • The largest Sky Club Delta has to offer

The Sky Club will have 24,000 square feet of space and include the first ever Delta Sky Deck, a 2,000 square foot outdoor terrace. The Sky Deck will offer guests amazing views of Manhattan which I’d definitely love to get a chance to see. The Sky Deck sounds like a great addition for an airport lounge.

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Welcome Delta Points Readers

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When Rene asked me to write a guest post about the changes going on at Delta’s Terminal 4 at JFK Airport, I was happy to oblige. Rene writes all about Delta on his blog Delta Points. My post talks a little about the changes coming to T4 and the impressive food options that will make just about anyone want to stop by for a meal before their flight.

I want to welcome all of the new readers coming from Delta Points to my blog and of course, thank my regular (awesome) readers for their support!

I’d like to invite you all to take some time to check out my blog. I hope that you will like what you see and come back, making Michael W Travels a part of your daily blog reading list.

Michael W Travels was started in October 2011 as a place to keep you informed about most things travel.

My content varies daily. I like to cover topics ranging from trip reports & planning, miles & points offers, travel with kids (my son is 14 months old), travel news, offers & contests and quirky posts like Jumping Pics & Ridiculous Street Signs

Check out a few of my previous posts:

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SkyMiles Cruises Million Miles + Cruise Giveaway

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SkyMiles Cruises is giving away lots of miles and a cruise in the “SkyMiles Cruises Million Mile Giveaway” 

By entering the giveaway you agree to subscribe to Deal E-Mails from SkyMiles Cruises. If you already subscribe, you can still sign up at the link below for a shot at winning one of the prizes. (I don’t like signing up for more junk e-mail but you could always unsubscribe right after the drawing.)

The Prizes:

  • Grand Prize: 500,000 miles + a 7 night cruise to Hawaii with Norweigan Cruise Line
  • First Place Prizes (5): 100,000 miles for the 5 runner- ups

Some Rules:

  • Open to legal U.S. residents residing in the 50 United States or D.C.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at time of entry
  • Enter by March 31, 2013
Enter for a shot at one of the prizes by signing up for the SkyMiles Cruises Deal E-mail HERE

Win A Trip to Aruba from Budget Travel

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Budget Travel Magazine is giving away a trip for two to Aruba

The Prize:

  • Two round trip tickets from Continental U.S. to Aruba on Delta 
  • 5 night stay at the all inclusive Occidental Grand Aruba

Some Rules:

  • Trip must be booked at least 60 days prior to departure 
  • The prize is valid January 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014  
  • Estimated retail value of prize is $3,500 
  • Winner is responsible for airport taxes, customs fees and 9/11 security fees.
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & it’s territories, except AZ

Must be at least 21 years old at time of entry

Enter by January 14, 2013, 9:30AM

Enter HERE for a chance to win a free trip to Aruba 

Earn American Airlines Miles for Purchasing Bose Products

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A little over a week ago I wrote about earning 1,500 Delta SkyMiles for purchasing Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones.

A few days ago Kim received a letter from Bose with what I believe is a more valuable offer than the previous one I mentioned.

Bose is offering 1,500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for purchasing a pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. I have the bulk of my miles with AAdvantage and find it much easier to book award flights with AA (at a better price) so I value them much more than SkyMiles.

Another great thing about the Bose American Airlines offer is that you can also earn miles for purchasing a few other Bose products.

Here are the products:

I am not in the market for any of these Bose products, but if you’re thinking of purchasing any of these items you might as well earn some bonus miles for doing so!

To earn AAdvantage miles for purchasing any of the Bose products listed above, Click Here.
***Complete your purchase by December 31, 2012 to earn the bonus miles.

Delta: Kick It In NYC- Win A Trip for 4

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Delta Airlines is sponsoring the Kick It In NYC- Very Merry New York Holiday Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes is being run through Facebook with Delta giving away a very nice trip to NYC over the holidays in 2013. The prize includes a private tour of Radio City Music Hall and tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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The Prize: 2013 Holiday Spectacular Grand Prize Package

  • 4 round trip tickets to NYC
  • $2000 gift card for hotel and dining
  • Private, guided Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour for 4
  • 4 tickets to see the RCCS
  • 4 Gray Line NYC tour passes

The Rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry 
  • Enter by 12/23
Enter for a chance to win the holiday trip to NYC HERE

The World’s Longest Flight on a Plane With Two Engines

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I saw this graphic posted on Delta’s Facebook page on November 9. The graphic and info provided definitely caught my attention. Along with the graphic Delta posted: 

We’re all about going the distance. At 8,434 miles and more than 16 hours, our direct flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta is the longest flight in the world on a plane with two engines.

I found Delta’s information interesting. Over the summer I had found out that Singapore Airlines operated the longest flight in the world. It goes from Newark- Singapore and takes a little under 19 hours! (For our flight to Singapore we flew from JFK-Cairo, had a short layover and then flew from Cairo- to Singapore.) The flight from Newark to Singapore is going to be cancelled in 2013.

I’ve been on quite a few long flights. I’d guess that my two longest direct flights ever were:

  • Hong Kong to New York (JFK) on Cathay Pacific- around 16 hours flying
  • Dubai to Atlanta on Delta (on the way back to JFK) around 15 1/2 hours flying
What’s the longest direct flight that you’ve ever flown?

    Win A Trip to Budapest from KLM

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    KLM’s online magazine iFly is running another contest with a great prize! 

    The Prize: Two economy class return tickets to Budapest.  

    Winner’s flight will be operated from  any destination by:

    •  KLM
    • Air France or 
    • Delta Airlines
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    The Rules:

    • Sweepstakes ends  November 29, 2012
    • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entering
    • Winner’s surname and place of residence will be published in the next edition of iFly

    Enter for a chance to win a trip to Budapest HERE