Virgin America 20% off flights

If you sign up for Virgin America’s email then you will receive a 20% off to the email account you sign up with.

Once you receive your email with the code, just enter it into the promo code section when purchasing your flight.

Go here to sign up for the email.

Your travel must be between August 28 and Nov 14
Note: Offer is valid only for nonstop or connecting travel. Blackout dates are August 31, 2012 and September 3, 2012. See terms & conditions for more information

Terms & Conditions:
*This offer ends at 11:59pm CDT on July 31, 2012. This offer is valid only for nonstop or connecting travel; offer is not valid for any multi-city itineraries. One time use promo code is valid for non–refundable Main Cabin tickets only. Travel must occur between August 28, 2012 and November 14, 2012. Blackout dates are August 31, 2012 and September 3, 2012. Promo code may be used only towards newly booked travel and may not be applied to prior bookings. Promo code discount will be deducted off of base fare. Base fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.80 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. For service to/from Mexico, base fares do not include the U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, the U.S. APHIS fee of $5, the U.S. Customs processing fee of $5.50, a U.S. International Arrival/Departure Tax of $16.70 each way and additional taxes/fees of up to $60, including: Mexico International Departure Tax and Mexico Tourism Tax. Promo code may not be redeemed for cash. Promo code may only be used for bookings made on and is only valid on itineraries of 2 or less. Offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. If travel is changed or cancelled, promo code discount will become invalid. Changes or cancellations can be made for up to a $100 fee per guest, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Tickets purchased through Virgin America’s reservation call center will cost an additional $20 per guest per itinerary; this amount is non refundable if travel is changed or cancelled. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. Virgin America will accept one (1) piece of checked baggage up to 50 pounds for $25 for each ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. and for free of charge for each ticketed guest traveling to/from Mexico. The fee per guest for each additional checked bag up to 50 pounds from the second (2) to the tenth (10) is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

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Philly to Salt Lake City for $158 rt/ai

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah with population of almost 190,000 people.  A beautiful city and a great place for ski/winter sports.

There are some really cheap airfares from Philly to Salt Lake City for around $158 rt/ai.  Dates I found were:

Oct 26, 27 and Nov 1st-3rd.

You probably can’t do any skiing or snowboarding but it’s still a great city to visit and do other things.


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20% with Orbitz on Hotel stays

There’s a 20% off on most hotel stays at

Just enter in promo code XLMBAM.
I am staying at the Park Hyatt Vendome in August.  The cheapest room is $839/night there.  After applying the promo code, I got a HUGE discount of $167!!! That’s just awesome!

Must be booked by August 13, 2012 and stay by Sept 10, 2012

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Seat squatters

Have you ever boarded your flight and find someone in your seat? Lately it seems that more and more people find their seats already taken by the time they get on the plane.  Sometimes it by accident and sometimes it’s not.  I’ve heard crazy things from a lady getting angry that she didn’t want to move to her assigned seat so she pissed on the seat to avoid moving to people “accidentally” spilling their drink on the seat and say “oh sorry, I’ll just take that seat since I made the mess”.

I’m glad I haven’t encounters these weirdos so far.  I did, however, accidentally sit on someone else seat. lol  But once I realized I was in the wrong seat, I apologized and got up.  How would you approach these people if it happened to you? Will you ask them politely to move? Get a FA involved? Just go to another empty seat? I think if I was asked nicely BEFORE already sitting on my seat and the seat I would move to isn’t crappy and same class, I might consider it.  What would you do?


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$50 back for

Summer is here! Why not enjoy some cashback while you’re traveling!  Tweet #amextravelocity from your Twitter account and sync an American Express card (Prepaid cards not certain cards are not eligible).  Once you spend $250 or more before end of August 2012, you will receive $50 statement credit.  I’m going to see where I can use this.  Maybe a good airfare deal from the list I posted earlier this week?

Excerpt from the T&C

“Discount based upon total hotel price excluding taxes & fees. Qualifying purchase means min. 1 Night Hotel stay offered on Site during Promotion Period valued at $250+. Travel dates between June 5 and October 31, 2012. Booking dates between June 5 and August 31, 2012.”


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Baltimore Washington to Fort Lauderdale/Miami $118 rt!

Oh man, I need to figure out a way or a reason to go to Washington DC!

There’s currently a boatload of air fares from BWI to FLL for $118 rt ai with Airtran from September all the way until end of the year!!!

If you need help finding fares, don’t hesitate to let me know.  Enjoy!!!

UPDATE: Appears, you can also take American Airlines from BWI to MIA for the same price!!!

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W Montreal Review

W Hotels are nice. The End.

Ok ok, all kidding aside. W Hotel in Montreal, professional staff, nice clean modern rooms, party scene in the lobby during weekends, Acura-Experience, and little rubber ducky.

The room is a Fantastic Suite. Going rate for July was around $300 USD/night. Before I forget to mention, this hotel does not have a club lounge, swimming pool, and the gym is small. The hotel lobby/bar is filled with a lot of locals especially during weekends. This is where some of the locals come to party it up. I don’t think it will get in the way of anyone’s relaxing travels and it might be a good thing to just mingle with the locals!

I believe the room was around 500 sq ft., very clean and modern. The suite isn’t really separated by a wall dividing the bedroom and the bathroom. It’s pretty much merged together as you can see from the picture below.

The bathroom has two sinks, which I think is great if you have someone staying with you.  It’s really hard trying to share one sink and a small mirror! ha!  The bed is very comfortable as they usually are.  I had no problems with it.  The bathtub is behind a white short wall that is in the middle, between the bathroom and bed.  I don’t know if I like it or not.  It’s just.. there.  The shower is spacious and is all see-thru glass.  Interesting…  I don’t know why.  But out of everything in the room, I liked the rubber ducky the most! 🙂

There’s also the Acura-Experience! Basically how the program works is that you make a reservation for the CURRENT day to go anywhere you want (with limited distance) and they will take you there for free in their Acura!  But they do not pick you up, so it’s a  free one way taxi ride!

Overall, I like this hotel more than the Sheraton Le Centre Montreal. Don’t get me wrong though, the Sheraton Le Centre is nice too! If you want a club lounge, swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and a nice gym, go to Sheraton Le Centre. If you want a more modern hotel very close to the Old Montreal area, go to W Montreal Hotel.

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