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Virgin America ETOPS A320 with Satellite WiFi

In preparation for flights to Hawaii, Virgin America is doing some test flights with their new ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) Certified planes. According to the flight attendant, there are 2 planes in rotation on random routes since a few few weeks ago. I was onboard VX950 from SFO to...

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Upcoming Inaugural Flight Virgin America SFO-HNL

Yesterday, I received a call from a Guest Services representative of Virgin America regarding my upcoming reservation. The inaugural flight VX51 on November 2nd, 2015 from SFO (San Francisco, CA) to HNL (Honolulu, HI) is going to be a party! She congratulated me on being able to attend. There will...

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Unique San Diego Airport Runway Experience

I’ve flown over 100 flights in and out of San Diego International Airport (SAN) and always have experienced the single runway limitations. A few planes take off and then a few planes land. The air traffic controller is always shuffling schedules to make sure they match when planes are in...

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Credit Card Application Batch – September 2015

This month I decided to apply for 2 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi AA Executive World Elite Mastercard($450/yr, not waived 1st year): -75,000 American Airlines miles after $7,500 spend in 90 days -1st Bag Checked...

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Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in the US. It will be a day all Americans will never forget. I still vividly remember that day and watching the TV in disbelief while getting phone calls from family on the East Coast. During my next visit to New York,...

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Booking Emirates First Class with Alaska Airlines Miles

After accumulating Alaska Airlines miles over the past 2 years, I finally have 100,000+ miles in my account. I earned most of these miles by using the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Debit Card (discontinued in 2014), Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card (30,000 signup bonus) and the Alaska...

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Update: Sprint adds more Countries to its Global Roaming Plan

Following up to the country list I mentioned in the previous post, Sprint recently added 12 more countries to it’s International Value plan. They include: Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Palestinian Authority and Paraguay. Sprint has also add a cool map to their website showing...

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Giveaway: Delta, Alaska & Global Entry!

For Subscribers Only Be the first subscriber to leave a comment below on how you’ll use the prize and WIN! Round 1 on Wednesday, August 19th starting @ 11AM PST (5 Winners): 2 Delta coupons Each coupon is valid for 1 free beer, cocktail, wine split or headset on a Delta...

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Keyless Room Entry

This past weekend I was able to try out SPG Keyless on my iPhone 6 at Aloft San Francisco Airport. It allows you to checkin to your hotel room from your phone and obtain a digital room key. Your phone becomes the room key and communicates with your hotel room...