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How the Government Shut Down Could Make Air Travel Better

Jan 20 2018

While a government shut down doesn’t interfere with air traffic control and TSA’s front line screeners — both considered essential — that the FAA’s registration office closes and that could delay new aircraft deliveries.

That would delay American Airlines taking delivery of more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with just 30 inches between seats, no seat back video, and shrunken lavatories that let the airline squeeze in an extra row of seats.

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How You Should Use the Best Hotel Credit Cards in 2018

Jan 20 2018

Chase Sapphire Reserve earns 3 points per dollar on all travel and dining. So paying for hotels with this cards gets you 3 points that transfer to different airline and hotel programs, you get to choose later.

That means the role that hotel credit cards have is their signup bonus and the benefits that come with them. They aren’t for spending except for benefits-related threshold bonuses you may be after.

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Drunk British Airways Pilot Pulled Out of Cockpit

Jan 20 2018

A British Airways first officer onboard London Gatwick to Mauritius was pulled out of the cockpit on Thursday night prior to departure. Cabin crew had dialed ‘999’ for assistance after smelling alcohol on the 49 year old pilot. “Cops rushed onto the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. “The first officer was cuffed and led away. “A number of passengers were open-mouthed. The airline found a replacement pilot. They departed about 2 and a half hours late and made up around 40 minutes of that in the air. Everyone was safe. Although it’s striking that cabin crew smelled the alcohol and reported it, while the captain and the other first officer — who would have gone through preflight checks with the man — said nothing. Standards for pilot blood alcohol are far more stringent…

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