And the suspicious activity begins….

The more the stories of “security” the past few days roll in, the more I feel like Glenn Beck. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the tears, chalkboard, and “founding fathers” speech, but for the first time ever I’m really wondering whether flying is something I’ll want to do anymore in a couple of years. Some…

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No in-flight entertainment for security reasons?

According to this FlyerTalk thread, many international United aircraft have their in-flight entertainment systems disabled due to the “airshow” feature, where you can see the location of your aircraft. Sadly I’m betting United won’t be the only airline that’s playing this game. I just don’t know what to say anymore, I really don’t. The first…

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It’s almost 2010….

You know what that means. No, I’m not talking about the new years resolutions you’re going to break, but rather the “fresh start” which each year brings in terms of the zeroes in the “elite qualifying miles/points/stays/nights” column of your frequent travel accounts. I used to hate January 1 when I first started traveling frequently. I…

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San Francisco dinner on Friday, January 8

If anyone happens to be in the Bay Area on Friday, January 8, I’ll be hosting a FlyerTalk dinner that evening. I’m still working on a time and location, but expect it to be somewhat late (7PM at the earliest) and in the city (as opposed to Burlingame, where I often host dinners).  Details can be…

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TSA at it again….

Check out this travel advisory from aircanada.com: As a result of the added security precautions, passengers should also expect delayed and cancelled flights as well as missed connections. Air Canada will endeavour to transport passengers to their destination as quickly as possible and rebook passengers who miss their connections at no charge. New rules imposed…

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Photo #149

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It’s time for a reader photo. Thanks to Iain for sending in this one. Correct Answer:  Franz Kafka Museum, Prague, Czech Republic Winner: Iceman If you’d like your photo featured, please email it to me at onemileatatime@hotmail.com, along with the correct answer.

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So, I saw “Up in the Air”…..

….and it was really, really good. Well, sort of. Kind of. First of all a bit of background. I was planning on seeing it on Christmas Day as that’s when it was supposed to come out in theaters, but I drove by the local movie theater earlier today and saw that it was listed as…

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DOT issues new 3-hour limit on tarmac delays

The Department of Transportation has created a new rule (going into effect in 120 days) limiting the length of tarmac delays for US airlines to three hours. Furthermore, airlines will have to provide food and water for passengers within two hours of a flight being delayed on the tarmac. In general this makes sense. I’ve…

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Photo #148

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It’s time for a reader photo. Thanks to Marshall for sending in this one. Correct Answer: Departing Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Winner: Brawny If you’d like your photo featured, please email it to me at onemileatatime@hotmail.com, along with the correct answer.

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So we have a flight, but….

Many thanks to all of you that helped out earlier today with my attempt to get my brother down to TPA in the next couple of days. Never in my life have I seen such a frequent change in inventory. There were at least ten tickets I was in the process of booking, only to…

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