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Warren Buffett Investing Big on US Airlines

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Warren Buffett is investing big-time on an industry that he once called a death trap.

The billionaire investor’s company, Berkshire Hathaway has upped its investment into Delta Airlines and American Airlines while also purchasing a significant amount of shares of Southwest. Continue reading Warren Buffett Investing Big on US Airlines

New Parents Can Put Airline Status On Hold with This Airline

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Many people work hard to earn airline status to enjoy the added benefits. (Think upgrades, early boarding & free checked bags…)

Unless you have lifetime status, your airline loyalty most probably only lasts for one year unless you re-earn it.

One airline has come out with a new program for new parents called the “Parental Pause” status hold. Continue reading New Parents Can Put Airline Status On Hold with This Airline

10 Best Inflight Wine Programs

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While I am not a fan of wine I’m sure that many of you enjoy a glass or two both at home and during a flight.

My knowledge of wine more or less consists of red or white. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Merlot, Malbec (one of Kim’s favorites), Riesling or Pinot nor do I really have much interest in finding out!

However, I came across an article from Wine Enthusiast which might be of interest to you flying wine lovers out there… Continue reading 10 Best Inflight Wine Programs

5 Ways Airlines Are Making Flying Worse

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Could flying get much worse and more uncomfortable in the future?

A couple of days back, MarketWatch wrote about5 Horrifying Ways Airlines Are Making Flying Worse“.

After looking over the article, it did seem that if these things really did happen, flying would be getting a whole lot less comfortable. (I find it hard to believe that it could get much less comfortable than it already is…)

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Reminder: Cast Your Vote in the Freddie Awards

freddie AwardsThe Freddie Awards were created in 1988 by Randy Petersen to honor the top airline and hotel loyalty programs.

The Freddie’s are a prestigious honor and it’s safe to say this due to so many airlines and hotels sending out e-mails urging members of their programs to cast a vote their way. Continue reading Reminder: Cast Your Vote in the Freddie Awards

Best Airlines For Men in 2014

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What is the best airline in the world? According to the World Airline Awards, Cathay Pacific was named World’s Best Airline for 2014.

I think the question is a tough one to answer since it can mean different things to different people. Some might value the food over entertainment, taking off & arriving on time over a friendly flight crew and so on…

I personally don’t think too much about this since the most important thing for me is Continue reading Best Airlines For Men in 2014

17 Airline Snacks To Eat Right Now

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When it comes to airline snacks, a couple of thoughts come to mind: Will there even be a snack served ? If so, will it be the usual small bag of pretzels or peanuts?

Southwest offers small bags of pretzels or if you’re lucky you might get some plane cookies. I’ve only had the cookies (very similar to Teddy Grahams) on a couple of flights.

When flying Air Berlin we got an interesting treat at the end of the flight. The flight attendants gave out really tasty chocolate hearts while leaving the plane.

The best bet is to come prepared with your own stash of snacks just in case the selection on board isn’t so great. Kim and I try to bring along some snack for ourself and Lucas during each trip. It’s definitely best not to be caught unprepared (especially when traveling with a little one).

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Flashback Friday: Airline Mergers & Bankruptcies Interactive Map

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Earlier this week the Justice Department settled its lawsuit against the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. In order to settle, the airline had to “agree to give up slots at key airports around the country to low-cost competitors“.

With the merger officially going through, American and US Air will now combine to form the world’s largest airline.

Find out more about the merger from:

With this weeks big airline news I thought it was best to share an old post related to the topic for this week’s Flashback Friday. The post has an interesting graphic from USA Today (in 2011) which shows the transformation of the airline industry over the past 33 years.

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