Month: July 2017

US Electronics Ban is finally Over!

Within the last few weeks, the US Department of Homeland Security has been slowly lifting the ban on electronics devices being taken on board for US-bound flights on certain Middle Eastern and North African carriers. As of last week, the US has lifted the ban on 8 out of the original 9 carriers affected. This

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Amex Membership Rewards Rewards restores British Airways Avios transfer ratio back to 1:1

I’m a big fan of American Express Membership Rewards. It’s very easy to rack up points using my Amex Platinum Card, and they have great airline transfer partners like Singapore Airlines, Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Delta Skypesosmiles,  Air Canada’s Aeroplan, and British Airways Avios. A few years ago Membership Rewards points transferred to British Airways Avios

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EgyptAir now exempt from US #ElectronicsBan

I’ve been following the development on the US electronics ban. As of yesterday, the US Department of Homeland Security lifted than ban on 7 out of the 9 Middle Eastern and North African carriers that were originally subjected to the electronics ban. The ban prevented passengers from bringing any electronic devices larger than a smartphone

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US Lifts Electronics Ban on Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways, and Royal Air Maroc

I went over the US and UK electronics ban here, and here. On a more recent post, I also talked about the US Electronics ban being lifted on Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines. You can read the post here. This is great news especially for business travelers. Yesterday, the US Department of Homeland

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American Airlines Business Class Boeing 737-800 Saint Maarten to Miami

  Flight: AA2219 Route: SXM-MIA Equipment: Boeing 737-800 Cabin: Business Class Seat: 6D/6F [Click above for the video review.] After an amazing time in St. Marten, it was unfortunately time to head back home. As some of you may know, St. Maarten is home to the world famous Maho Beach where one can see airplanes planes take off

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US Electronics Ban lifted on Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines

Back in March, I posted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was banning all electronic devices bigger than a smartphone onboard all flights from certain Middle Eastern and North African countries to the US. Electronics devices such as laptops, cameras, and tablets needed to be checked-in at the point of origin, or at the

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