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One Restriction That Will Be Placed On Elites When Alaska Joins oneworld

If you are a oneworld sapphire member – think British Airways Silver – you get lounge access domestically within the U.S. even though American Airlines frequent flyers don’t. In fact oneworld sapphires, which is the mid-tier elite level, get American’s Flagship lounge (international business class lounge) access on U.S. domestic itineraries. American gets a carve-out in oneworld rules so they do not have to offer this to their own members. Continue reading One Restriction That Will Be Placed On ...
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The bear necessities in Alaska

Tongass National Park is one of the world’s great, unspoiled forests – and it’s home to more brown bears than anywhere else on earthThrough the droplets on the binoculars, some distance away, two unidentifiable creatures appear to be wading across the tidal creek. Deer? Wolf? Moose? A faraway brown bear and cub, in fact. We watch as the maple-brown carnivores lumber straight for our group, swallowing up the space between us. Their determined pace hints at a head-on meeting. The tone of our guide...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Alaska, Moose, Wildlife Holidays, Adventure Travel, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Alaska Holidays, Wolf, Sitka, Peter Robertson, Tongass National Park

Vivacious Vancouver Island and some

Having spent many a glorious vacation in several corners of the world from viewing the magnificent glaciers of Alaska up close the peaceful civility of New Zealand and the cultural dynamism of modern China to name a few through this blog I showcase ou
Tags: Travel, China, Alaska, New Zealand

Cranky on the Web: Screens in Seatbacks, The Impact on Delta

( = || []).push({}); Inflight Movies: Does Anyone Really Want to Watch Them on a Phone? – The Wall Street Journal ($Subscription Required$)It’s the age-old question about inflight entertainment. Does a seatback screen matter or not? Barbara Peterson at the WSJ took a look. What the American-Alaska partnership means for Delta – TPG… ( = || []).push({});
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Delta, American, WSJ, Inflight Entertainment, Alaska Airlines, Cranky on the Web, Barbara Peterson, Delta TPG

US LGBTQ and Pride events in 2020

Let’s get one thing straight — LGBTQ people know how to throw one hell of a party, and in the United States, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to curating a queer shindig. From ski-slope soirees to fetish-themed festivals, the only thing more difficult than choosing which events to attend in 2020 is choosing who to vote for in the Democratic primary. Luckily, choosing from this list of epic LGBTQ gatherings is a win-win situation. Editor’s note: Queer culture doesn’t begin and e...
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Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Liverpool, Alaska, Italy, Miami, Venice, West Coast, Seattle, Caribbean

Why Alaska Airlines Will Devalue Mileage Plan As Part Of Joining oneworld

American Airlines had been winding down its partnership with Alaska Airlines. American viewed Alaska Airlines as a competitor once Alaska acquired Virgin America. They emphasized the substantial route overlap rather than the unique contributions of each airline. Now they've done a 180 degree turn. But for this to work for American, can Alaska have such a generous frequent flyer program? Continue reading Why Alaska Airlines Will Devalue Mileage Plan As Part Of Joining oneworld...
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Alaska Is Joining oneworld and American Launching India Service

American and Alaska are partners again. The previously-announced March 1 breakup isn't happening. Alaska Airlines is joining oneworld. And American will fly from Seattle to Bangalore, India (and Seattle - London). Continue reading Alaska Is Joining oneworld and American Launching India Service...
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The Force Awakens: American Renews Ties with Alaska As They Make a Joint Move on Seattle

( = || []).push({}); Remember that whole thing about American stagnating? The message reached a deafening roar when Delta took LATAM away. It looks like someone over there got the message. This morning, American is announcing that it and Alaska are planning to renew the codeshare that was set to all-but-end next month… ( = || []).push({});
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10 Best States to Visit in the USA

The United States is a kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan cities, rich cultures, and enchanting landscapes catering for everything from city breaks to longer escapes in nature. Each American state has its own unique attraction and individual character. Experience the wilderness in Alaska, taste fine wines in California, and tick off bucket list sights in New York
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Cycling the Pacific Coast

The idea to tour the Pacific coast by bike came to me slowly, in pieces. I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally. I wanted to see the world with a minimal carbon footprint. Most of all, I wanted to travel alone, sure the experience would change me for the better. Ideas percolated for a year or so before I came across the Bicycling the Pacific Coast guidebook by Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall. The route looked challenging but popular enough to be safe for solo travel. That settled i...
Tags: Travel, Featured, California, Washington, Oregon, America, Los Angeles, Alaska, San Diego, Patagonia, Vancouver, Garberville, Seattle, Donald Trump, Pacific, Florence

Most endangered plants in the US

A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but what about a blackspore spillwort? Or cabbage on a stick? Do you even know what cabbage on a stick is supposed to smell like? A lot better than you think, most likely, but the problem is you’ll likely never get to smell either of those because they are gravely endangered. In pursuing NetCredit’s research on the most endangered plants in every state, you’ll not only notice the plant names are absolutely fantastic, you’ll also see how human ...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts

5 Alternatives to a Traditional Beach Holiday

Everyone looks forward to their annual vacation, and the first thing that usually comes to mind is a week or two in a sun-drenched location where the main activity is relaxing on a gorgeous beach. But, there are plenty of other ways to have a fantastic vacation, such as: 5 Alternatives to a Traditional Beach Holiday Cruises Cruises are not just for older people and couples. They are now an attractive option for all ages. There is also an extensive range of cruise options that people may not...
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Alaska’s Extremely Lucrative Partner Bonus Mile Promotion

This doesn’t just give you a lot more miles than you’d normally earn on the cheapest fares, it serves as a reason to credit those fares to Alaska’s Mileage Plan program. Alaska is already super generous with earning on premium cabin fares on partners, offering big bonuses as part of the program. But this promotion focuses on delivering the most value to customers flying the least expensive tickets – a real departure in recent times for the industry. Continue reading Alaska’s Extremely Lucrative ...
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House Health Committee calls briefing today on coronavirus as airport clamps down on travelers, Caldwell outpaces others in fundraising for 2022 gubernatorial race, Amemiya raises most for Honolulu mayor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii News Health Committee to Hold Briefing on Coronavirus. Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair of the House Health Committee, will hold an informational briefing on the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak in China and the measures being taken by the State of Hawaiʻi at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Maui Now.New entry restrictions begin at 11 US airports, including Honolulu, amid growing coronavirus fears. New entry restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus be...
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ETW #48 Taking a Cruise in 2020

What people think about cruise travel varies dramatically and hinges on their own travel experiences. Past cruisers are usually head over heels in love with the travel style, while newbies have a certain level of skepticism that has always baffled me. I’ve had many opportunities to try a variety of cruise styles over the years, and while it’s not how I always choose to travel it is a way of seeing the world that I truly do enjoy. We’re delving a little deeper into the world of cruise travel...
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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way home from the Galapagos

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way back from the Galapagos Islands, where I went for 10 days on a bucket list trip with Cheetah Boy and his girlfriend. You may be thinking to yourself, “Gee, Marla’s a poorly paid journalist. Did she win the lottery? If not, how can she afford to go on such a notoriously expensive trip?” And the answer is: I can’t. And, no, I didn’t win the lottery, but if you did, feel free to finance me. I’ll send you my Paypal address. To go on this trip, I did two t...
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Alaska Cruise Vacation Secrets to Make Your Alaskan Cruise Tours Wonderful

Are you planning to take your very first cruise to Alaska? Ready for an unforgettable adventure? Great call! You are going to enjoy a great vacation. An Alaskan sail is an excellent choice to feel the divinity of nature. The splendid beauty and the stunning sense of seeing the blue-hued icebergs, bald eagles, and humpback whales will thrill you to the top. Even if you have the experience of sailing the Caribbean or other sections, your cruise Alaska is going to be quite different. Before you sta...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Special Offers, 2020

? A Special 2020 Offer From Regent Seven Seas Cruises Celebrate luxury perfected with these 2020 special offers from Regent Seven Seas Cruises. To honor the arrival of Seven Seas SplendorTM, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® invites you to celebrate luxury perfected with up to $1,000 in Shipboard Credit on dozens of 2020 and 2021 voyages across the world’s most luxurious fleet. For example, use your credit to sled across a glacier in Alaska, savor an exquisite chef-led tour in St. Petersburg or th...
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Erik Bjornsen Going Long

Erik Bjornsen and Marine Dusser touring in Alaska. (Photo: Ophira Group) Once the kid who crushed from the secluded Methow Valley, Erik Bjornsen (28) has evolved into an all-arounder on the World Cup for the U.S. Ski Team and man with a plan. The plan is part travel business start-up co-mingled with a take it year by year approach when it comes to his elite level racing status. America’s World Cup skiers commonly remain in Europe over the holidays and prep for either the Tour de Ski or the e...
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Improvement In Airlines’ On-Time Performances

Read the full article on at - Improvement In Airlines’ On-Time Performances The stats are now in, and the good news is that the on-time arrival rates for U.S. airlines actually improved last year, with some impressive performances.   Hawaiian Airlines brought more than 87% of its flights in on time. Delta also did very well at just above 83%, followed by Alaska and a surprise —... The post Improvement In Airlines’ On-Time Performances appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel D...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Delta, Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials

Most beautiful winter lakes

Summer is the season for envying your friends with lake houses and angling to get yourself an invitation to visit them. Lakes are as synonymous with summer weekends as beaches and barbecue, but many forget that lakes aren’t just a warm-weather destination. In fact, some — like people without lake houses — would argue that winter is the best time to visit the country’s most beautiful lakes. Whether it’s hiking, skating, or just a quick pit stop to bask in the frozen magic, a cold-weather lake ...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Montana, Milwaukee, US, New Hampshire, Alaska, Arctic, Switzerland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Vermont, Lake Superior, Lakes, All, Marquette

A Way To Book Singapore Airlines First Class Awards Not Even Available To Singapore’s Own Members

Alaska Airlines partners with Singapore Airlines. Alaska has access to more award space than other Singapore Airlines partners. Usually partner airlines, like fellow Star Alliance members United and Avianca, cannot book business or first class long haul awards on Singapore Airlines at all. Alaska not only is able to book premium cabin awards between the U.S. and Asia on Singapore Airlines but Alaska seems to show availability soemtimes when Singapore isn't offering the space to its own Krisfly...
Tags: Travel, Asia, General, Singapore, Alaska, Singapore Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Star Alliance, Krisflyer, Award Availability, Singapore Airlines Alaska, United and Avianca

The least-visited US national parks

The United States got its 62nd national park in late 2019 when White Sands got the designation in December. If you’re jonesing to go check it out, a road trip through New Mexico is pretty easy. But of the 61 other national parks, some aren’t quite so straightforward to get to. They may involve jetting in tiny planes to remote parts of Alaska or flying 13 hours over the Pacific Ocean. That’s not to say America’s least-visited national parks aren’t worth visiting. It’s just to say that to enjo...
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Planning a Cruise to Alaska? Here’s What You Should Know!

Planning a cruise to Alaska? First of all, congrats. Now what? For first time cruise liners, here’s what you should know! Taking a cruise is one of the best ways to see new places. After all, you can relax and enjoy the ride while the crew takes care of everything else. Alaska is one of the most beautiful cruise destinations in the world. It is truly a place filled with amazing natural wonders you won’t find anywhere else. From gorgeous mountain ranges to stunning wildlife, an Alaska cruise is a...
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Alaska Cruisetour Day 9

Juneau is the capital of Alaska. It has about 46 miles of proper road. THere has been talk of connecting it to Ketchikan and Canada for a long time. But the plan has been put on hold as the cost does not justify the needs. Typically people move around usin
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The End of the World

It wasn't really the end of the world but the end of the Pan American Highway which covers 17848kms to Alaska. It ends on a dusty dirt road so I hope the rest of it isn't like this.After an 'average' crossing of Drake Passage again 56 m swells and 4
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Best hotels in the world in 2020

The 25 most spectacular hotels in the world: 2020 Photo: Castello di Vicarello/Facebook F iguring out where to stay is hard. By some estimates, there are over 700,000 hotels, motels, hostels, and resorts around the world. Even in the age of TripAdvisor, that’s a hard number to narrow down. Where you stay on a trip can be as important as where you go, especially when you consider that certain properties have become destinations unto the...
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12 Coolest Things To Do in North Cascades National Park (For 1st Time Visitors)

A visit to North Cascades National Park will be one shrouded in awe yet also sadness. It’s a land of steep slopes converging into narrow river valleys and mountain ranges blanketed in forest and covered with glaciers and lakes. Washington Pass Overlook There are more glaciers in North Cascades NP than any other USA national park outside of Alaska, including its close neighbor, Glacier National Park. The sadness comes from knowing that all of the 330+ glaciers you have the honor of seeing thr...
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Sustainability of wild-caught salmon

A trip to the grocery store can be fraught. With Earth’s environment in a precarious position, the list of endangered species growing fast, and devastating climate change on our doorstep, it’s become more important than ever to carefully consider what we eat. That doesn’t just mean buying organic eggs and milk. When it comes to stocking our pantries and refrigerators, many people are now considering where their food — especially meat proteins like fish, beef, and chicken — comes from and how ...
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