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Happy Fourth of July, everyone! If you’re celebrating, I hope you’re having a great time! (And being responsible: please call Uber, Lyft — just make sure the trunk is closed! — a friend, or a family member if you need a lift home.) If you’re stuck at work or somewhere you can’t see fireworks, don’t feel left out! We’ve got you covered. Because most of us are AvGeeks and love views from above, here are some fun YouTube videos of fireworks seen from airplanes and drones! This one isn’t as dramatic as it sounds — but there’s still some pretty cool footage: Enjoy the rest of your holiday evening! (And if you’re in the mood for some more YouTube binge-watching, check out Real Lives of Flight Attendants and Pilots: Our Favorite YouTube Vloggers!)

Saturday, March 5, 2016    by John @laptoptravel So following up after our incredible “Houston to Hong Kong $589 and 17246 EQMs at 3.4CPM (Potential of 34492) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run” post from a couple of weeks ago, I am featuring another another American Airlines Mileage Run for you AAdvantage members (or wannabees.) Here is a chance to escape the winter blues in New York and hop on a plane to Miami and spend a night and the next day to enjoy the sunshine, warmth and beach before you have to return. A worthy Mileage Run, I hope you would agree.  This one is priced at a CRAZY $72 for New York’s JFK airport to Miami.  You can do a same-day, if you really want to, but why I ask. Although you are flying in ‘Q’ fare class you still earn your Elite Qualifying Miles as shown: In addition, Executive Platinum…

Monday, November 30, 2015 by John @laptoptravel Delta is having their own Latin & South America Sale.  Good for them – we can do BETTER! We post the best deals and cheaper Mileage Runs than Delta will ever give you as their “Special Sales”. Here is a great deal to Athens, Greece! That’s right, the birth of the Olympics, Athens, the home of The Acropolis and so much more! Athens averages 56°F in December, so for many of you in the north that’s a big improvement.  I found this sweet itinerary for you. I know many of you are in a panic of how to get enough Delta MQM’s before the year ends. There are only a few days left; REALLY! And you know you do not want to be fighting the crowds at the end of the year. Looking at some of the seatmaps, I think you will do better…