That Time When 40 Spider-Man Cosplayers Filled A Jetstar Plane

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 11.56.19 PM.png“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is scheduled for release next month and to celebrate the event, budget airline Jetstar recently unveiled its brand new Spider-Man-themed “Spider Jet” airplane¬†in Japan. They didn’t stop there, though! As another part of their summer marketing campaign, Jetstar also encouraged Spider-Man cosplayers to enter a contest in order to be on Spider Jet’s maiden flight. The one stipulation was

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Don’t let your miles expire (like I did)

I’m pretty obsessive about keeping track of my account balances. Ok, I’m very obsessive about it [edit by Sharon: Yes. Yes, he is ūüėČ]. I’ve written about how I use the website AwardWallet to keep all of our accounts in line. If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s a referral link¬†that I’d appreciate if you use (full disclosure: I may get a bonus if you sign up with my referral link). One of the best functions of the website is they’ll send you an email alert when you have accounts that are about to go inactive. That is, except for when they don’t send an alert because they don’t know the account details – but that’s not¬†their fault. For example,

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Your Pets Can Earn Rewards For Flights!

DogCatFlyBe it for vacation, visiting family, etc., more and more pet owners are choosing to take their pets with them on airplane flights. In fact, in the United States alone, over two million pets, mainly with with fur or feathers, are transported by air every year. Many are put into cargo and we all know the problems that can sometimes cause. However for smaller pets, it’s becoming a regular occurrence for them to fly in the cabin. Here are the carriers who not only accept pet travel with open paws, but even give them rewards for their travel:

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What are “Preferred” seats on Delta and why pay extra to sit there?

Knowledge is power, or so Schoolhouse Rock taught me during my youth.


While flying home from Charlotte on Delta, I¬†knew that we’d be on an MD-88 aircraft. ¬†I generally don’t mind this type of aircraft for shorter flights because it has¬†a 3-2 seating arrangement. With that, I can choose to sit on the side with two seats and then Sharon can have the window (her favorite) and I can have the aisle (my favorite). Plus we have the bonus of not needing to worry about who will sit in the middle seat. One of the downsides of that plane is the overhead bin on the two seat side is smaller and doesn’t fit many carry-on bags. Everyone has to put their larger bags on the side with three seats, since those are larger bins and those who board later usually have to gate check their bags because all the space has been taken.

I didn’t want to have to gate check a carry-on bag if I didn’t absolutely have to, so I found a way to board the plane with one of the first boarding groups. Here’s how I did it:

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Southwest Airlines’ Twice-A-Year $49 Sale is NOW!

If you follow Southwest Airlines’ prices with any consistency, you know they have sales on a pretty regular basis. But twice a year they offer what I like to call The Mother Of All Sales and RIGHT NOW is the time! From today until this Thursday, June 8th, they’re offering a 3-day sale that could potentially allow you to fly for less than $100 (or just 4,660 Rapid Rewards points), round-trip! Here’s more info:
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What can you do when you might miss your connecting flight?

It’s everyone’s travel nightmare. After making sure to get to the airport extra early because of the delays at check-in and security, you finally get to your gate and find a seat, preferably¬†near a power plug. You hope there are no yelling children around, or adults talking with their phone on speaker mode. You start reading your book on your Kindle or watch some cute video of cats on your phone to pass the time. When it’s almost boarding time for your flight, there is one small HUGE problem – there is no plane at the gate. You think, “There’s no way we are leaving on time but if we were delayed, wouldn’t the airline tell us?” The dread of knowing you only have 90 minutes to make your connecting flight and who knows how long you’re going to be delayed sets in. You’d stand at the counter to ask one of the employees but you notice the line is already 15 people deep with fellow travelers who already had the same thoughts as you. If you’re waiting for the airline to let you know about a delay, you’re already WAY BEHIND THE CURVE.

Being prepared for a travel delay or cancellation is just like getting ready for a snowstorm or a hurricane. You don’t want to be the person rushing to the store the last minute to stock up on milk, bread, toilet paper (and possibly alcohol) and all you find are empty shelves. You need to have your emergency kit prepared ahead of time. This means you need to have several important travel apps ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Here are things you can do when your flight is delayed or cancelled that will, hopefully, help you get to your destination.

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Southwest & JetBlue Sales – Save Money & Points! (Hurry! Sales End Tomorrow!)

This just in! Both Southwest and JetBlue are having fare sales, so if you are in need of some flights, right now might be the best time to book them! Here are the details…
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