Monthly Archives: September 2016

Hello from Sarasota, Florida –

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I am writing you today from the beautiful Sarasota Ritz-Carlton Resort in sunny Sarasota, on the west coast (gulf) of Florida . Most people think of the Atlantic ocean cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale when they mention Florida, however the western (gulf of Mexico) side of Florida has great cities, beaches, fishing and resorts […]

Warning! Transferring your frequent flyer miles to a friend is a giant rip-off –

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This last week I received a colorful email from an airline saying they would provide a 30% discount to transfer my airline frequent flyer miles to a friend. Now here is the fine print: The cost for me to transfer 25,000 miles (enough for a round-trip domestic ticket) is $375 plus a $30 fee for […]

Warning – Airlines start to ban using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights –

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A few days ago the FAA warned that airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while flying because of concerns about the devices catching fire. A few days later several airlines banned passengers from using the smartphones during flights and prohibited the phones from being checked in stowed […]

Will the TSA PreCheck express lane soon be longer than the regular line? –

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This last Wednesday at the Omaha airport I was amazed to find that the TSA PreCheck express security line was actually longer than the normal security line. I was so amazed I actually posted a picture of it on my Facebook page. Needless to say there was a lot of grumbling in the TSA PreCheck […]