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Here is some of the best travel news and notes from around the Internet:
- I’ve often been on a plane with a delayed departure and heard the pilot mention how he is going to “make up time” in the air. I’ve always wondered about that since if there was a way to make the plane go faster, WHY WOULDN’T THEY JUST DO THAT ALL THE TIME!!!! :-D. So I enjoyed this article over at FiveThirtyEight about the circumstances where that seems likely to happen.
- You can get 1000 bonus miles at United by spending $250 through the Mileage Plus portal, through 6/3
- Ever wondered what is appropriate private jet etiquette?
- I am a big fan of Rome2Rio for figuring out ways to travel between different places – it was one of my top 10 miles and points tools. Here’s an inside look on how the company started.
- Check to see if you’re targeted for any promotions for spending money on flights at United. Mine were fairly underwhelming.
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