Terrible yet Funny Hotel Fails, Plus Last Day to Enter the 12 Days of Giveaways!

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View From the Wing is the first travel blog I ever read. Nowadays there are hundreds I peruse each week, but View from the Wing one of my favorites. Gary with View from the Wing has always blown me away with his keen ability to clarify a fuzzy airline situation or poetically call out a hotel chain with succinct wording when something needs a sharp eye. With his finger on the pulse of the industry, he doesn’t shy away from telling it like is. He also has a witty sense of humor, and from time to time I find a story or link on his blog that cracks me up.

One of his links earlier this week was to a story by The Daily Mail on ultimate hotel fails. I don’t know about you, but I found some of them hilarious!

Today is Day 12 of Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways, which means it is the last day you can enter to win travel related goodies.

My stack of USPS boxes are stuffed with airline pajamas (still in their protective plastic, of course), iTunes gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, a couple of GoGo 25 use passes, and miscellaneous travel items I’ve received over the year.

To enter today’s contest to win a box of goodies, let me know in the comments below if you have a favorite travel news or fun reading source. Is your go-to a bulletin board? A blog? Your brother-in-law? Or you can simply let me know you’d be excited to win today’s prize.

If you’re just joining now at Day 12 of the Magic of Miles 12 Days of Giveaways, you’re just in time!

Today’s Magic of Miles contest ends at 9pm PST tonight so get those entries in. Click here to read full contest details, and good luck!

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  1. Chris
    Reply

    One of the many

  2. Jim F.
    Reply

    I think the new weekly BoardingArea newsletter is a great way to review some of the best posts from the dozens of BA bloggers.

  3. Jim F.
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    The Flight Deal, in addition to posting good travel deals, also is building a repository of “destination reports” with lots of good ideas for where those flights go.

  4. Jim F.
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    Although I follow FlyerTalk’s premium class mileage runs religiously, I wish more routings with more information (e.g., connection times, aircraft, etc.) shared on a timely basis…with meetup opportunities for FT and BA readers/followers/

  5. Denise L
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    I read all Boarding Area content

  6. Denise L
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    Your blog is one of my favorites. No, really!

  7. Denise L
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    Sad that this is the last day of the contest. Merry Christmas!

  8. David
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    I usually try to keep up with FlyerTalk and a few other blogs I follow on Twitter.

  9. David
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    Thanks for your great blog.

  10. David
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    And thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.

  11. Karina
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    My entire family is here for Christmas Eve dinner and they are all excited about reading your blog. Most had never heard of it but I think you will be picking up some new readers tonight.

  12. Karina
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    Thanks for the fun contest

  13. Karina
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    Over and out

  14. Robin
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    Merry Christmas!

  15. Robin
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    Gary’s blog was one of the first that I read as well. Now, I keep tabs on all of the Boarding Area blogs.

  16. Jean
    Reply

    I usually read boarding area

  17. Nancy
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    I tend to link from the Boarding Area so I see lots of different blogs. I like the new BoardingArea newsletter, Happy Holidays!

  18. Atif
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    Would love to win! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

  19. Atif
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    I read most of the Boarding Area blogs… Lots of good info

  20. Atif
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    I also enjoy the Runway Girl website…

  21. ktc
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    Boardingarea & flyertalk. Happy holidays.

  22. S. Bradford
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    Flyertalk was my first and then in the last year or so I find myself also checking the Prior2boarding/BoardingArea Blog groups.

  23. S. Bradford
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    I subscribe to some travel bloggers, airlines, and hotels on Facebook. Sometimes if they post an article there then I will click through and read it. Not a super reliable source though since Facebook just picks and chooses what they show you.

  24. S. Bradford
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    I would be excited to win today’s or any other of the previous days’ prizes.

  25. Ricky
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    I religiously check BoardingArea daily… actually where I found Magic of Miles!

  26. Kevin
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    I’ve started just typing in boardingarea.com when I’m putting down my 2 year old. I have an hour of putting a blankie on her over and over and over and love the diversity and quality of all the bloggers!

  27. Debra
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    Your blog is great.

  28. Susan
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    Like you, Gary’s was my first but now I read quite a few others and am still learning

  29. JRG
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    Probably View from the Wing is the best.

  30. Jeff M.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  31. Jeff M
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    I cannot recall having any hotel fails. I’ve have several really pleasant experiences.

  32. Jeff M
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    Last day of this entry….let’s hope it’s a lucky one!!! 🙂

  33. Cnmaz
    Reply

    I read Boarding Area each day.

  34. Cnmaz
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    I review Flyer Talk regularly.

  35. Cnmaz
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    I enjoy your blog. Thanks for the giveaways. I would love to win a prize. Happy Holidays!

  36. Doreen Drew
    Reply

    Boarding area and many more
    Merry Christmas

  37. Rich
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    Mine is also Gary !!

  38. r m h
    Reply

    always start my evening with the boarding area!

  39. rmh
    Reply

    thanka for the site!

  40. mrh
    Reply

    last entry for me!

  41. Dan
    Reply

    Boarding Area is a go-to for me

  42. Dan
    Reply

    FlyerTalk is also a good source

  43. Dan
    Reply

    And, of course, blogs like Magic of Miles help a lot too. Thanks for the information and tips!

  44. Madeleine
    Reply

    I read some of the content in Boarding and also The Points Guy

  45. Ms V
    Reply

    This is one of my top travel blogs. I also love “Scott’s Cheap Flights” blog. I love getting different opinions on traveling!

  46. Jan
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    Thanks for the giveaways!

  47. Steve
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    Boardingarea is a great mix of travel interests.

  48. Marilyn B
    Reply

    I read any number, yours, View from the Wing, OMAAT and many other Boarding Area blogs. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year filled with good health, good fortune and good times.

  49. Marilyn B
    Reply

    Merry Christmas

  50. Marilyn B
    Reply

    And Happy New Year, too!

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