Delta Airlines Diamond Status for you and a guest for $27,500

Posted on: December 14th, 2010 by: Jason

Delta is offering Delta Diamond Status, a Delta SkyClub membership for you and a guest, and two complimentary Premium Class Delta tickets for purchasing a 5 hour fleet membership card with Delta Private Jets for only $27,500.

I love the marketing text.

This holiday season, treat family, friends and yourself to the ultimate gift of luxury and flexibility – private jet travel.

Anyone out there want to treat me to the ultimate gift of luxury and flexibility?

Discount code for Continental

Posted on: June 13th, 2010 by: Jason

Save 5% on international travel or up to 25% on domestic travel with coupon code ZGGMBYERCJ.

It’s unclear if using the coupon code with eliminate your earning of miles so be sure and check before booking.

Flights Ineligible for Mileage Credit

OnePass mileage may not be earned on certain Continental Airlines and other OnePass airline partner tickets. These include, but are not limited to:

Continental tickets purchased and used in violation of Continental’s Contract of Carriage, fare tariffs and OnePass Program.
All free travel, including OnePass reward travel.
Unpublished charter flights.
Industry-free or industry-reduced rate tickets.
Promotional certificates.
Unpublished fares, such as priceline.com and Hotwire.
Tickets, products or services purchased and used in violation of the terms and conditions applicable to Continental’s OnePass partners.
Continental Airlines reserves the right to exclude certain fares, programs and routes from earning OnePass credit.

500 Priority Club points for installing a browser toolbar

Posted on: April 16th, 2010 by: Jason

Link.

Easy 500 Priority Club points. Just download the browser toolbar and you’re done! Earn 1000 points additional by booking a room with the toolbar.

Details:

Priority Club – More than 4,300 hotels, At one click of a button.
Download the toolbar

Our exclusive Priority Club toolbar button is another one of our great Travel Tools that make your travel experience more rewarding. By downloading the button, you’ll be earning yourself 500 bonus points and for a limited time only* every time you use it to make a reservation, we’ll give you another 1000 points. How’s that for more rewarding?

China Airlines deals to Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Posted on: January 27th, 2010 by: Jason

China Airlines is having a fare sale from both New York City and Los Angeles.

From Los Angeles
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Bangkok book by 1/28/10 and fly between period 1 (1/9/10-2/3/10) or period 2 (2/12/10-4/11/10). Fares starting at $720.

From New York
Taiwan ($780) and HK ($740) book by 2/5/10 fly between 2/12/10-4/11/10

Last March, my wife and I flew first class from Salt Lake City to Bangkok, Thailand on China Airlines using our frequent flier miles. It was an absolute dream vacation.

International Trip Day 3

Posted on: October 24th, 2009 by: Jason

We arrived in Almaty at 7 am in the morning. A quick trip through the grumpy customs officials and I was off to the hotel. The taxi driver said that it would cost 5000 tenge to get to the($30) airport. This seemed a fair price.

Once we arrived at the hotel, the taxi driver said it would be 21,500 tenge ($125). Yeah right. Apparently, the taxi driver had said 500 tenge per kilometer at the airport. Perhaps it was the jet lag or perhaps he was trying to take advantage of some poor American soul. Whatever the case, there was no way I was paying $125.

I told him that in Moscow where it takes two hours to get to the hotel, I only pay $50. There was no way he was getting $125. He kept trying to convince me, but saw I was going to budge. He started to come down on price and we finally agreed to 7000 tenge ($40).

I went in and checked in at the Intercontinental Hotel and slept for 5 hours. I was picked up at the hotel and whisked off for some meetings in regards to our proposed operations there. An hour and a half later, we had agreed in principle.

It was time for my hosts to show me Almaty. We went to a traditional Kazakh restaurant. My host ordered at least 5 entrees off the menu (at least as far as I could tell since I don’t speak Russian). The first two dishes came and my plate was piled high by my hosts. The food was very tasty, seasoned well. The next two entrees came and my plate was piled high again. I could tell my hosts were very keen on knowing how I liked Kazakh food. It actually tasted quite good.

Finally there was one more round of entrees, but I couldn’t hardly eat anymore. I made sure and give lots of compliments through the translator to my hosts.

As were were taking the taxi back to the hotel, I asked the translator what exactly we had had for lunch. Her reply was “Pony, pork, and horse”. Lovely.

They picked me up again at 8 pm for another round. They tried to go to a couple of clubs that were full, we ended up at a nice restaurant. The drinking and eating continued until about 11 PM. At this point, I told them I would have to heard back to the hotel as my flight was leaving at 3 AM.

My hosts were very gracious the whole time and Almaty was suprisingly a very good city, that felt a lot like Kiev rather than Moscow.

International Trip Day 2

Posted on: October 24th, 2009 by: Jason

The second day in Russia was one of lots of meetings. After our meetings, we decided to meet up for lunch in downtown Moscow. 3 hours later, we had made it through the stand still traffic.

When it was time to go the airport, I noticed that there is a new express train to the airport from the Belarusskaya subway station. I’m all about the trains as you get to avoid the gnarly traffic jams.

I left the hotel at 6:45 PM to take the express train. The signs to the train weren’t exactly clear, but I was able to make the 7:20 train. I got off the train, only to realize that I would have to take a bus to terminal C. I navigated my way down to the bus and took it to terminal C. I ended up arriving at 9:30 PM for my 11:30 PM flight. So much for added speed from the express train.

There was absolutely nothing to do in the airport terminal. There was two restaurants and no plugs anywhere to charge my laptop. I ate a “burrito” and got on the plane at 11:30 PM. 8 hours later I was in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Get 1000 Continental OnePass miles for email sign up

Posted on: January 17th, 2009 by: Jason

From the January 2009 Continental magazine:

Sign in at Continental.com, go to “My Account”, and select “Email subscriptions” on the manage profile page.

Offer valid for new subscribers who are residents of the 50 United States. Must subscribe by 01/31/09 and remain subscribed for 60 days to receive bonus miles.

I didn’t even have a Continental OnePass number as I always credit everything to Delta, but for 1000 miles I’ll go ahead and sign up and get their emails.

Possible 500 Delta Skymiles

Posted on: January 1st, 2009 by: Jason

Fill out this short survey with your Skymiles number and see if you qualify.

$50 for test driving a Dodge

Posted on: December 29th, 2008 by: Jason

Okay, there are no Skymiles associated with this deal, but go test drive a 2009 Dodge and they’ll give you a $50 Visa gift card.

EDIT Jan 1 – This offer is over.

Airline miles expiration

Posted on: December 28th, 2008 by: Jason

Many of you probably already have airline mile accounts previously set up. Make sure and log in before the end of the year to check the expiration dates.

All airline miles expire if you don’t have any activity in them after usually a year to a year and a half.

The good news is that if your miles are about to expire, you can do plenty of things to get activity besides doing a flight. As mentioned in class, you could order flowers from FTD.com and get 25 skymiles per $1 on top of the mileage for using your Delta American Express card.

If you have some miles that are about to expire, use the links to the right to order from those airlines partners.

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