Travel Tip of the Day: Best Seats on American’s New A321


Best Seats on American’s New A321 I just flew L.A. to Miami on one of AA’s brand-spanking-new A321 planes, which are so new that and don’t even have them listed yet. As I wrote in this post, it’s a beautiful plane but American put one (or three) too many rows in it, so even […]

Why NOT to Fly on American Airlines’ New A321 Planes

American Airlines New A321 Main Cabin Extra

I’m a fan of American Airlines (AA). They have great customer service, especially on Twitter, and I love the fact that they haven’t gone to the dark side with their frequent flier program by going revenue-based instead of mileage-based (Boo Delta and United). But everyone in the industry knows that that will switch over once […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 6, 2094


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: NY Post: Everything freaked-out fliers need to know about Ebola Wellesley Hotel in London charges man $127 for three bottles of water A private contractor has 300 days to search one of the most remote places on Earth for MH370 American Airlines ends meals for premium fliers […]

Travel Contests: Week of July 23, 2014

Granite Gear

This week’s contests include: Win a Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Duffel from Granite Gear! ( contest) Win a week-long vacation for two in Tuscany Win a trip to The Galapagos Islands Win a free Iceland vacation Win a trip for two to Costa Rica Win an all-inclusive trip for two to the Bahamas Win 2 American […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use to Hold Tickets

American Airlines

Use to Hold Tickets One of my favorite features of American Airlines’ website ( is that it allows you to hold tickets for 24 hours, free of charge and without requiring you to plop down a credit card. I believe it began shortly after the 2011 Department of Transportation rule stating that all U.S. and foreign carriers […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 11, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! ( contest) Win a First Class trip for two from American Airlines Win a 7-day family vacation from Win 4 DK Eyewitness travel guides from Everett Potter’s Travel Report Win a three-night vacation at an Opal Resort in the […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 4, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! ( contest) Win one of five Hollywood experiences valued at approximately $10,000 in IHG’s summer movie-themed sweepstakes Win a family vacation to Atlantis in the Bahamas from Cartoon Network Win 500,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles from American Win a […]

American Airlines Eliminates Hold Option for Tickets on Seven Days or Less

AA No hold

 I was just asked to participate in a conference in San Francisco later this week and when I went to purchase my tickets on, I discovered something very interesting – they’ve eliminated the free 24-hour hold option for tickets booked within seven days or fewer of your scheduled flight. See screenshot below. Although the […]