Our (Bi)Weekly Recap: 9/3/17 – 9/16/17

Hi y’all! Welp, we couldn’t post our weekly recap last week because….Hurricane Irma. So this week’s recap will cover everything from this past week (which isn’t much because, say it with me…Hurricane Irma) AND the week before, as well.

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

Once final time, THANK-YOU SO MUCH for your patience as we prepped for, went through, and dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Starting this Monday, we should be back to a normal “usually 2 a day” posting schedule.

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Snack Cart: The Most Important Part of the Flight?

I recently flew on Delta in Basic Economy and because of that, Sharon and I were separated for two of four of our flights. The experience wasn’t that bad but there was one thing that bugged me. In fact, I even wrote on a Facebook group after the trip just to vent:

Nodded off during the flight and I missed out on my Biscoff cookies (and the person next to me didn’t save me a pack).

I missed out on the Biscoff cookies. For those of you who have never flown on Delta and had these cookies, I’m sorry your life is not complete. It’s just something about being handed two cookies while soaring above the clouds that makes Delta Biscoff better than the other earthbound cookies.

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The Tale of Two JetBlue Planes

On a recent trip from Orlando to New York we had the opportunity to fly on each of JetBlue’s aircraft, an Airbus A320 and A321. The difference between the two planes was significant and you should know the difference in order to make an educated decision when buying your tickets. You often can choose between the two planes with just a slight difference in departure times.

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100 minutes difference between taking an A320 and an A321

JetBlue A320

The A320 has been the workhorse of jetBlue for the past 15 years. When the airline started in 2000, their fleet of A320’s were outfitted with all the modern extras including access to DirecTV at every seat on a 5.6 inch seat back monitor.

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How to Donate Your Miles and Points to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

I know watching the news stories about the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey can make you feel helpless. The scope of this event just causes you to feel numb and you want to do something but don’t know how you can help.

Luckily, most of the airline and hotel programs are making it easy to contribute in any way you can. Even if you don’t have cash to spare, you can donate those random points you have here and there to the recovery effort.  Face it, it’s better to donate them than redeem them for some magazines that you’ll never read. Personally, I have points with LaQuinta and Choice that I’m going to donate right now.

Here are the links to the program pages where you can make donations.

(Thanks to our reader John B. for the tip on this way that you can to contribute to the relief effort)

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Make Sure You Get All Your Points

There are many things you can do to earn points and miles. Most commonly these are flying on a plane, staying at a hotel or renting a car and it’s up to you to make sure you get credit for all of these activities. Following these tips below will help make sure that you get credit for all the points you deserve:

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Our Weekly Recap: 8/13/17 – 8/19/17

Hi y’all and WOO HOO, it’s SATURDAY! Here’s a quick recap of our posts from the past week:

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

This JetBlue Sweepstakes Looks Like A Hoax – But It’s Real!

Remember my post about all the travel-related hoax contests and sweepstakes on Facebook, where you could win free cruises, free airline tickets etc.? Well, we just got wind of a sweepstakes JetBlue is running and although it totally looks like a typical hoax, it definitely is not!

I will always give credit where credit is due; whoever in JetBlue’s marketing department thought of this is a genius! They’re taking this Monday’s solar eclipse and using it for the basis of a sweepstakes in the form of a Facebook event! Take a look at this:
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