Max Prosperi

Max Prosperi is a business major based out of the Midwest. A college student stuck with the task of receiving an education, he still makes time to fly throughout the world. He’s learned how to maximize earning points and miles and travel cheaply even in premium cabins.

The 5 Best Luggage Deals During The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s that time of the year again. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is underway which means you can score some amazing deals on designer clothing, accessories, and cosmetics. You can also score some great deals on luggage from top brands including Tumi. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs through August 4th with deals available both online and in-store. If you’re looking to take advantage of the anniversary sale to score great deals on luggage, here’s a guide to the 5 best deals on checked and carry-on bags this summer. Tumi 22-Inch Expandable Spinner Carry-On – $398 (Was $595) – Buy Here...

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This Is What It’s Like To Fly in a Russian-Built Sukhoi Superjet on Interjet

Most travelers are familiar with Airbus and Boeing. Some are even familiar with Bombardier and Embraer. But there’s another aircraft manufacturer producing modern larger regional jets. Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi offers airlines the Sukhoi Superjet, a lesser-known regional jet, the Sukhoi Superjet competes directly with Embraer, Airbus, and Bombardier. Here’s what it’s like aboard Russia’s latest commercial airliner operated by Mexican-carrier Interjet.

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An AvGeek Moment: Dissecting The Album Cover of a New Rap Song

If you’re an avgeek like me, you’re probably quick to (over) analyze photos or videos featuring an airport or an airline. It never fails. If I see an airline, airplane, or an airport featured in pop culture or media, I always want to know more about the image or clip. What aircraft are featured in the image? What airline is that? Have I flown into that airport before? Those are just a few of the questions that come to mind when air travel blends with pop culture or media.

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Trying Out Airbus’ VOOM, The Uber of Helicopters

It seems nowadays that every transportation start-up company aims at being the Uber of their industry. With the sharing economy popular not just among millennials, companies are looking to make luxury services like private jets, luxury vacation rentals, and helicopter rides more affordable. Airbus’ VOOM, a helicopter service, wants to become the Uber of helicopters. While other services aim to provide similar services, VOOM might be the closest helicopter service to actually offer an Uber-like experience. Here’s what the full VOOM experience is like.

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This Card Got Me Free Champagne, 15% Off My Meal, and Free Sides in NYC

There are a plethora of black cards out there. With so many start-up black cards, it’s hard to cut through the noise and find a true black card experience. Some black cards are simply too expensive while others are affordable but lack benefits. On a trip to NYC for Mother’s Day, I treated my mom to a tasty meal at a popular restaurant and put the SELECT Black Card to the test. Here’s why our dinner only confirmed that the SELECT Black Card is worth it.

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Review: Marriott’s Moxy Hotel is The Perfect Hotel For Try-Hard Hipsters

In preparation for the first flights at Seattle’s Paine Field, I had to arrive in the Seattle area the night before the first flights. With only a few older mid-range hotels located directly around Paine Field, I decided to stay in Downtown Seattle. As a traveler who considers himself fairly loyal to the Marriott Bonvoy program, I decided to first check Marriott’s website to see if there were any properties that were of interest to me and were within my budget. Seattle has grown increasingly pricey with nightly rates for a standard three-star hotel routinely starting around $200 without taxes and...

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One Year Later, Virgin America’s Final Flight and The Airline’s Legacy

On April 24th, 2018, Virgin America operated the airline’s final flights. On April 25th, a day later, the airline was fully integrated into Alaska Airlines. Operating a network consisting almost entirely of point-to-point service primarily on the west and east coasts, Virgin America’s appeal, for most travelers, was the airline’s unique brand and onboard product. The airline gained somewhat of a cult following among coastal hipsters and some aviation enthusiasts. However, the airline was never a staple in the markets it served. The airline’s size is often over-estimated with Virgin America carrying fewer passengers in 2018 than Hawaiian Airlines,...

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Review: WestJet Plus is a Surprisingly Enjoyable Experience

WestJet, Canada’s original low-cost-carrier, is making a rather rapid transition to a full-service carrier. Nowhere is this more clear than in the airline’s increasingly premium Plus product. Launched as a premium economy product, Plus was originally, rather standard and resembled an economy comfort product. Over time, additional amenities were added and on new aircraft, a new business class product was launched. We flew on a WestJet Boeing 737-700 still featuring the original product, and while the seats were not much of an upgrade, the in-flight service and amenities are a significant and welcomed upgrade.

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Your Questions About American Airlines Premium Economy Answered

Even with most reviews out there indicating that American Airlines Premium Economy is of great value, I completely understand why a traveler would still be hesitant to book or upgrade to premium economy. The fact of the matter is that, for many US-based travelers, premium economy is a new concept. So, after months of questions from TravelUpdate readers, I’ve decided to answer some of the top questions about American Airlines Premium Economy.

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