Nice, France Photo by Andrew Ingersoll An elderly doctor and a Presbyterian minister were seated next to each other on the plane. The plane was delayed at the start due to some technical problems. Just after taking off, the pilot offered his apologies to the passengers and announced that a round of free drinks would Read full post »
Four new cards have shown their face in the last week or so, all of which offer new and improved features. The Continental card is unique as it is the first time I can remember they are offering a card without annual fee first year. Chase and Continental have always collected a first year fee Read full post »
Photo: Newest Check In Attire Saves Arriving Two Hours Early Mordy is the man of the hour with this Sharebuilder account tip. Here are our emails back and forth: These bonuses for Sharebuilder have been around a while but perhaps this is a twist that you are not aware of. I have 2 minor children Read full post »
Last week Brett, from the Cranky Flier blog, told you about his concierge service to take care of changes and nagging problems when you are traveling. This week I want to introduce you to Gary Leff and his award booking service. Gary is the Board President of Flyertalk.com and has been to as many high Read full post »
Bali Coastline by Andrew Ingersoll Boarding from what gate? At the airport for a business trip, I settled down to wait for the boarding announcement at Gate 35. Then I heard the voice on the public address system saying, “We apologize for the inconvenience, but Delta Flight 570 will board from Gate 41.” Read full post »
Bobby is Frugal Travel Guy of the Day Go to expedia.com then vacation packages and pick the Island Palm Resort. When you get to check out just above the credit card info area there is a spot to enter a coupon code. Enter BAH400 which is only supposed to work from CA, OR or WA Read full post »
I’m supposed to be flying today. I had two confirmed regional upgrades expiring at the end of February and a $250 customer service voucher just laying around. Katy is working, so why not fly to Seattle for soup? On February 7th I booked SAV-IAD-SEA-IAD-SAV for $.01. With taxes it came to $59 and the voucher. Read full post »
Kushal and our Soldiers Kushal won the Delta Elite status offered by Howie and agreed to sponsor two soldiers in an airport when he could. Here is the story: I approached Eric and Jason (Twin brothers) 2 reservists when I checked in and cleared the security clearance at O’Hare Airport today. Both these young men Read full post »
Fez Medina Donkey Photo by Andrew Ingersoll Ways To Annoy The Person Sitting Next To You On A Flight Find common interests. Ask, “Are you in the Witness Protection program too?” Tell your fellow passenger that you just heard the bathrooms were out-of-order. Then pause and say, “Did you know that peanuts are a natural Read full post »
Our previous three orders have cancelled. Two for me and one for Katybug. Last week I got 1,500 of a 2,000 order of Presidents. They were supposedly back ordered long past the notice of shipping. My cancelled orders were all for 5K of Native Americans. All my orders have been with my same favorite credit Read full post »
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