Best Days For Thanksgiving Travel, A False Alarm Hijacking & A Picture Gets Pilot Banned For Life

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Schiphol Airport locked down after plane hijack button ‘pressed by mistake’ – Mirror

That had to be a scary situation for a few minutes for anyone at the airport.  I am glad it was all just a misunderstanding.

Chinese pilot grounded after photo of woman in cockpit sparks outrage – CNN Travel

I am surprised this is becoming such a big thing now when the photo was taken back in January.

The Best and Worst Days to Fly During Thanksgiving Travel Period – Travel Pulse

The best place to go during Thanksgiving is probably Europe. It is desolate compared to the manic travel scene in the US.  But if you are traveling to see family etc. these are the best days to try to get it done.

Award Travel 101 Podcast – AT101

I had that chance to be a guest on Jeff’s Award Travel 101 Podcast so give it a listen if you want to hear me talk more about miles, points, travel, fomo & travel exhaustion.  Plus some details about an upcoming combined NOLA meetup!

Free Priority Boarding on Alaska Airlines with Starbucks Holiday Cup (Nov 7-10) – Travel with Grant

An interesting promo for Alaska flyers out there.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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