Fly American’s A321T Fully Flat Business Class for $55 for Elites, First Class Just $159 for All

Fly American’s A321T Fully Flat Business Class for $55 for Elites, First Class Just $159 for All

American flies its premium-configured Airbus A321Ts between New York JFK and Boston. The American Airlines Airbus A321T is a 3-cabin aircraft with economy (including Main Cabin Extra extra legroom seating), fully flat business class, and 1-1 seating first class. It’s the most luxurious, high-end narrow body aircraft and the best narrowbody plane flying domestically in the U.S. Continue reading Fly American’s A321T Fully Flat Business Class for $55 for Elites, First Class Just $159 for All…

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera

Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many budding photographers in this community, I wanted to create a semi-ongoing series about travel photography. Since I’m not photographer, I’ve invited professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe to share his wisdom. He wrote a long series last year and will be returning again this year with more tips and tricks! In this post, Laurence will help you make the most out of any new camera. In my experience, people are often disappointed with their first…

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Delta Triples Down on Airbnb Partnership Plus Bonuses Up to 25,000 Miles

Delta Triples Down on Airbnb Partnership Plus Bonuses Up to 25,000 Miles

Delta Triples Down on Airbnb Partnership Plus Bonuses Up to 25,000 Miles by Gary Leff on February 6, 2017 Delta launched a partnership with Airbnb in November, becoming the third airline to do so after Virgin America and Qantas. They started out just offering 1 mile per dollar spent with Airbnb: Now they’ve tripled that for a limited time and introduced a 2000 mile first-stay bonus. Bookings made by April 30 and complete by April 30, 2018 qualify. If you rent out a place you can earn up to 25,000…

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Great LGBT Events to Visit (Other than Pride)

Great LGBT Events to Visit (Other than Pride)

All travelers are different and I’ve included a LGBT column on the website to talk about issues that affect those members of our community. I want everyone to have the travel knowledge they need! In this semi-monthly column, we hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road, safety tips, events, and overall advice for other LGBT travelers! Returning this month is our column leader, Adam from travelsofadam.com. It was raining when I walked up to the park entrance, decked out in a brightly colored banner and a…

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How to Plan Your Trip – 15 Step Guide

How to Plan Your Trip – 15 Step Guide

How to Plan Your Trip – 15 Step Guide (function(b,o,i,l,e,r){b.GoogleAnalyticsObject=l;b[l]||(b[l]= function(){(b[l].q=b[l].q||[]).push(arguments)});b[l].l=+new Date; e=o.createElement(i);r=o.getElementsByTagName(i)[0]; e.src=’//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js’; r.parentNode.insertBefore(e,r)}(window,document,’script’,’ga’)); ga(‘create’,’UA-11472840-2′);ga(‘send’,’pageview’);

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How To Provide Proof Of Onward Travel (So You Don’t Get Kicked Off Your Flight!)

How To Provide Proof Of Onward Travel (So You Don’t Get Kicked Off Your Flight!)

How To Provide Proof Of Onward Travel Travel Tips Planning to travel internationally on a one-way ticket? You might have a problem. Some airlines and countries require proof of onward travel. Here’s how you can get it. “Before you can board this flight, I need to see your proof of onward travel.” What?! But I’m traveling on a one-way ticket! I remember the first time it happened to me. I was checking in at Boston’s Logan Airport for an international flight to Bangkok, Thailand. Excited to visit Southeast Asia for…

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More Airports Starting to Charge Drivers Who Are Dropping Off Passengers

More Airports Starting to Charge Drivers Who Are Dropping Off Passengers

More Airports Starting to Charge Drivers Who Are Dropping Off Passengers by Gary Leff on January 27, 2017 Glasgow airport in Scotland will join Edinburgh and Aberdeen in charging drivers just to drop off passengers. The 2 pound fee can be avoided by dropping off passengers at long-term parking and having them bus to the terminal. Copyright: boscorelli / 123RF Stock Photo This seems on face shocking, however businesses frequently pay an airport fee already — whether it’s taxis or Uber, or hotel or rental car shuttles. Usually passengers aren’t…

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An In-Depth Travel Guide to Cape Town

An In-Depth Travel Guide to Cape Town

Welcome to a very special new column! I’m excited to announce that Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit will be writing a (semi-)monthly column on traveling around Africa. While I’ve been to the continent in the past, I’ve only seen a few countries and this website is really thin on Africa content. So I’m super duper excited to have these two travelers share their knowledge about traveling the continent. They will share budget tips, detailed guides, itineraries, and stories to get you excited and prepared for your own trip! I…

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Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico (They’re HUGE!)

Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico (They’re HUGE!)

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico Isla Holbox, Mexico Swimming with whale sharks is an underwater adventure I’ve wanted to try for years. I finally took the plunge, and swam alongside these gentle giants in Mexico! I’ve swam with regular sharks before — the kind that occasionally dine on humans. But swimming with whale sharks is a totally different experience. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to 40 feet long and weighing up to 20,000 pounds. However you don’t have to worry about them eating…

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Big American Airlines Transatlantic Bonus is Back

Big American Airlines Transatlantic Bonus is Back

Big American Airlines Transatlantic Bonus is Back by Gary Leff on January 20, 2017 American AAdvantage is offering up to 20,000 bonus miles each way across the Pond for up to 4 one-way segments booked and flown between yesterday and March 31. Registration prior to travel with promo code NAS17 is required. You can earn this bonus on American Airlines transatlantic flights (with American Airlines flight numbers) or American codeshares on British Airways, Iberia or Finnair between the U.S. and Europe. The nice thing about this bonus offer is that…

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The 2017 Reader Survey: How can I make this better for you?

The 2017 Reader Survey: How can I make this better for you?

Hi all, Just a short post today. Every so often, I like to survey the community to get a sense of what’s working and what’s not. After all, I work for you and — as the site has grown from being a little personal blog into this massive travel community — checking in lets me prioritize improvements and understand what you like and how you feel. Over the last year, this website has really grown. There are now three full-time employees, a huge forum, a travel media school, a ton…

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6 Simple Steps to Get Started With Miles and Points and Make Your Dream Travels Happen

6 Simple Steps to Get Started With Miles and Points and Make Your Dream Travels Happen

6 Simple Steps to Get Started With Miles and Points and Make Your Dream Travels Happen by Gary Leff on January 12, 2017 I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by my advertising partners. I do not write about all credit cards…

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14 Major Travel Scams to Avoid

14 Major Travel Scams to Avoid

On my first big non-tour trip, I got scammed twice on the same day. My friend Scott and I had just arrived in Thailand. We were in Bangkok trying to find a boat cruise to take us up and down the Chao Phraya River. A taxi driver suggested this one company; we went there, and found out that an hour-long tour was only $30 USD. Not even thinking about whether that was a deal or not, we agreed. To us — still thinking about prices back home — that offer…

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AMAZING RATE: Club Rooms at Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Just $72 + 3000 Points

AMAZING RATE: Club Rooms at Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Just $72 + 3000 Points

AMAZING RATE: Club Rooms at Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Just $72 + 3000 Points by Gary Leff on January 5, 2017 Via Le Chic Geek the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor has an unbelievably great sale — they have club level rooms for $72 plus 3000 points per night available most nights. Now, regular rooms can be reasonably priced. During off season nights you can find the hotel for about $144. But getting club rooms for half that price (more premium, less cash) is still pretty great even when…

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My List of Must See Things To Do When in Austin

My List of Must See Things To Do When in Austin

Austin is known for its incredible music, delicious restaurants and food trucks, excellent university, and vibrant tech scene. It’s a city on the move, where people who love the outdoors, warm weather, and succulent BBQ flock to live. And with its never-ending conferences and music and sports events, it’s one that attracts people from around the world. Austin is a weird little big city that I have yet to see someone not love. I’ve been living here since May, and in the last couple of months since taking a break…

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New York – Paris Flight Diverts to Ireland So Passengers Can Use the Bathroom

New York – Paris Flight Diverts to Ireland So Passengers Can Use the Bathroom

New York – Paris Flight Diverts to Ireland So Passengers Can Use the Bathroom by Gary Leff on December 28, 2016 The Christmas Day departure of British Airways subsidiary OpenSkies flight BA8004 from Newark to Paris diverted to Shannon, Ireland for a bathroom break. All toilets on the plane failed over the Atlantic and with 172 people on board that’s an emergency. So they made a pit stop, taxiing directly to the terminal to allow passengers to use the airport facilities.. A maintenance crew serviced the lavatories and the plane…

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Travel: The Ultimate Personal Development Tool

Travel: The Ultimate Personal Development Tool

With the explosion of websites, podcasts, and conferences teaching you how to improve your life (this one being no exception), it’s clear many of us want to become a better version of ourselves. We all want to be the person we imagine we could be if given just the right circumstances. We want to learn more languages. We want to be less awkward in social situations. We want to eat better. We want to read more. We want to work out more. We want to travel more. We want to…

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Cathay Pacific Admits it Made a Mistake, Will Again Check Bags Through on Separate Tickets. Will American Relent Too?

Cathay Pacific Admits it Made a Mistake, Will Again Check Bags Through on Separate Tickets. Will American Relent Too?

Cathay Pacific Admits it Made a Mistake, Will Again Check Bags Through on Separate Tickets. Will American Relent Too? by Gary Leff on December 21, 2016 On June 1 the oneworld alliance (which includes airlines like American, British Airways, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and more) changed its policies so that member airlines no longer had to check bags to their final destination for passengers traveling on more than one reservation on a oneworld airline. Almost immediately British Airways and Cathay Pacific became the first oneworld carriers to forbid through-checking bags…

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