Some Bizarre Reasons For Planes That Have Made Emergency Landings

If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’re well aware of the safety sphiel the flight attendants give to help ensure everyone’s safety in the event of an unplanned landing. Sometimes when a plane has to land unexpectedly, though, it’s not for a safety-related emergency but for, shall we say, other reasons. Like these…

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Orlando International Airport (MCO) Reports Addition of New Airline With Daily Non-Stops

MCO (Orlando international Airport) has been under a LOT of construction in recent years. They’ve been updating the existing terminals, unveiling new monorails and restaurants, and are in the midst of building a $2.15 billion expansion in the form of a brand-new South Terminal. The addition of this new airline is just the icing on the MCO cake.

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Earn A $10 Travel Card With Every Best Western Stay

Best Western hotels are running a promotion that gives you a $10 Best Western travel card for every stay completed before April 29, 2018,  If you ever stay at Best Western hotels it pays to sign up even if you don’t have a stay planned. You never know if your plans will change last minute. You can sign up for the promotion here.

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The main problem I have with the promo is that the $10 gift card provided for an upcoming stay expires in about 120 days. They email the card to you so if you’re not going to use it yourself, it’s pretty much useless.

Here are the details from the Best Western website:

*An “eligible stay” for the purpose of this Promotion is defined as any stay of one or more consecutive nights at the same Best Western branded hotel, with the exception of a stay booked through an online travel agency, a stay booked through a tour operator, or a stay booked at a special discounted rate (see Best Western Rewards program rules for further information on eligibility criteria). Multiple check-in/check-out at the same property with less than 24 hours between check-out and check-in will count as one eligible stay. Eligible stays which take place during the Promotion Period must be completed on or before April 29, 2018 to be counted towards the Promotion. Eligible stays which take place during the Promotion Period, but which have a check-in date that overlaps the beginning of the Promotion Period, will be counted towards the Promotion.

Considering that stays at some Best Western hotels are in the sub $100 range, this promo will give a 10% rebate. I’m starting to look at Best Western hotels because while most hotel chains are trying to get away from cookie cutter design, each independently owned Best Western property has its own identity. I’m particularly interested in the Best Western Hibiscus in Key West after this write up by Loyalty Traveler. It looks to have the independent feel we like from in Key West instead of the typical chain hotel experience.

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Can You Trust TripAdvisor?

Running since February 2000, TripAdvisor is well known for comparing prices from 200+ booking sites to help you find the lowest price on the right hotel for you. However they also tout themselves as the world’s largest travel site, with over 500 million unbiased traveler reviews of hotels, flights, restaurants, vacation rentals, and things to do. But can you trust all those reviews? Read on…

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Enter To Win A Free Car Rental

AutoSlash is my go to website to find a cheap car rental. If you’re not using them, you may be leaving money on table for every rental. They are wanting to show some love back (and get more followers at the same time) and have launched a contest to give away a free car rental, up to $250 in value.

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To enter the contest, you can get up to ten entries through various platforms:

As they say, you need to be in it to win it. If you win, AutoSlash will reimburse you for any rental up to $250. Here are the details:

  • For 1 rental up to $250
  • Redeemable anytime until 12/31/2018
  • You pay for the rental and they will reimburse you up to $250 via check, mailed to the address you specify within 2 weeks of submitting your receipt
  • Must submit a receipt for the rental
  • Covers anything on the receipt up to $250 including taxes, fees, pre-paid gas, car seat, GPS
  • Must be used on a single rental
  • No credit for un-used credit (for instance, if your rental is only $70, you aren’t getting the other $180 in cash. So rent that Corvette!)
  • AutoSlash is not liable for any injury or incident relating to the rental. Be sure to carry proper car insurance.
  • Contest will run through 3/15/18. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by 4/1/2018. They will message you on the platform your winning entry was selected from (Facebook, Twitter, or email). Check your “other” inbox in case it goes to spam.

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The Milestone Achievement I Forgot But IHG Rewards Club Remembered

Travel has been a part of my life as long as I can remember and even if the trips we went on weren’t far, we still went somewhere. Those adventures often were road trips; long treks from New Jersey to far flung locations like Florida, Tennessee and Minnesota. This meant we spent a great deal of time at hotels on the side of interstates and a whole lot of nights spent at Holiday Inns.

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Safety Alert: What To NEVER Do With Your Boarding Pass

When you’re traveling by plane, you can sometimes be a little more disorganized than usual. You’re holding a carry-on, personal item, suitcase and maybe a coat and a bag of lunch, too. So when you’ve finally checked in, your boarding pass may be the least important things in your physical and mental list of “stuff.” That notwithstanding, here are some things you should NEVER do with your boarding pass:

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