The Unaccompanied Flyer

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.

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: 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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I Couldn’t Use My American Express Card at the American Express Lounge Mexico City

During a recent visit to the American Express, The Centurion Longe Mexico City, credit card readers went down which kept servers from accepting American Express credit cards. Though this was an issue The Centurion Lounge’s end, multiple servers attempted to get me to pay cash for my $4 dessert. Some servers claimed the dessert would be on the house while others insisted I had to stay in the lounge until the credit card readers went back up. In addition to the American Express, The Centurion Lounge not accepting my American Express card, poor customer service, and a rather hostile environment will keep me out of this lounge in the future.

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