My Thoughts on Travel and COVID19

My Thoughts on Travel and COVID19 Over the past week, my thoughts on travel during this season of COVID19 have evolved.  These are just a few of my musings. Retaining Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Status 10 days ago Alaska announced a promotion that offered 50% bonus Elite Qualifying Miles for flights until April 11.  So … Read more

How to Win Travel Contests

How to Win Travel Contests Over the years I have won some really great contests.  Amongst my friends it has become a joke: “How are you so lucky?”  Upon reflection, I am fairly confident that I do not possess some supernatural power.  Instead, I have some strategies that increase my likelihood of winning.  Today I … Read more

SkyTeam Lounge YVR

SkyTeam Lounge YVR Before my Icelandair flight, I had a five hour layover in Vancouver.  The international departure area has two lounges accessible with Priority Pass — the Plaza Premium Lounge and the SkyTeam Lounge.  As I had already visited the Plaza Premium Lounge on a previous trip, I decided to try out the SkyTeam … Read more

Gender Binary in Air Travel

Gender Binary in Air Travel Currently when flying, at least in the United States, you must notify the airline if you are male or female. However, a change in regulation by Airlines for America has stated that as of June 1, 2019, airlines can now offer the options of “unspecified” and “undisclosed”.  Airlines for America … Read more