Point Me to the Miles

Navigating the Path to Great Travel

‘Round the Blogosphere

The value of US Airways 100% Mileage Bonus Has Declined, according to FrequentFlier.com.
Johnny Jet has suggestions for long layovers in LAX.  I have transited through there a few times this year, mostly for the sake of mileage runs, so will have to keep this advice in mind.

Rapid Travel Chai recently posted on an upcoming 5k race on LaGuardia’s runway, on October 14.

The Points Guy has an intriguing post on the best credit cards for large amounts of spend.

And Lucky of One Mile at a Time compares the various Chase Ink card offerings.

Like Gary was for a while, I am still stuck on my BlackBerry.  So while not necessarily helpful to me, if you are one of the increasing number of iPhone sheep users, the following apps can help you travel, as Just Another Points Traveler writes.
Speaking of Gary, he has an informed response to comments that Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made.  After his wife’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to an electrical fire, he stated the following:

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”

As scholar Gary points out, the main reasons for NOT doing such is to maintain pressurization, and the fact that enriched oxygen content feeds fire.  This is an abbreviated version of the discussion, and you can read more on his blog.

My question is, would it be appropriate to say that Romney’s plane is full of hot air?


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