12 Thoughts on Hyatt’s New Elite Program Launching in March

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Here are the full details of Hyatt’s new program which launches March 1. This is their biggest revamp since 2009. Hyatt has improved their benefits for top tier elites, while making top tier tougher to earn. They remain uncompetitive...

Award Sweet Spot and Best Experience in Coach

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Virgin Atlantic Guts Earning of Miles and Status for Flying, Reduces Cost of Many Coach Awards

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Virgin Atlantic’s frequent flyer program matters because it’s easy to earn their points as a US member, and not just for travel to London and beyond. They’re a transfer partner of American Express, Chase, and Citibank. I used to...

Practical Advice For Students Who Dream Of Traveling

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Practical Advice For Students Who Dream Of Traveling Matthew Karsten0 Travel Advice for Students Travel Tips World travel is possible at any age. However the best time to travel is when you’re young. Here are some tips for students...

HURRY: $166 Roundtrip Between US and Philippines, Great for Visiting Asia

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Several Cities 25% Off Business and Coach Awards to Europe/Israel

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Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program should be interesting to U.S. frequent flyers for several reasons. They offer one-way awards They are an American Express Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You points, and a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. They...

How Likely Are Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfers to Delta or American?

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CONFIRMED: Earn Double Points Paying Rent, Mortgage, or Other Bills By Credit Card

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Chase Clarifies the Future of Ink Cards and Earning 5 Points Per Dollar

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Four Seasons Now Has Elite Status and Trump Hotel DC Not Changing Bathrobes Between Guests

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News and notes from around the interweb: Four Seasons now has an elite status card, and it’s metal Delta Connection pilot arrested on intoxication charges Through Wednesday Delta and American are down several gates at LAX while work is...

I’m Staying Away from Turkey Now that the Government is Sending Workers’ Families Home

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In July I wrote, while pointing out the great award availability on Turkish Airlines using Star Alliance miles, This is a difficult time for the Turkish people. Erdoğan is a strong man and a disaster who invoked Hitler to...

7 Thoughts on Yesterday’s American Airlines 767 Catching Fire as it Prepared for Takeoff from Chicago

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American Airlines flight AA383 from Chicago to Miami caught fire yesterday as it was preparing for takeoff. The Boeing 767-300 had 161 passengers and 9 crew onboard at around 2:50pm Central time and was heading down runway 28R. The...

GREAT DEAL: Paris From Just $369 Roundtrip

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Norwegian and Wow Air are together a key reason we’re seeing deeper discount airfare flash sales than ever before. Right now you can book Los Angeles – Paris from $369 roundtrip. (HT: Airfare Spot) You can find these fares...

British Airways No Longer Showing Cathay Pacific Award Space Close to Departure, But It’s Still Bookable

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Cathay Pacific releases first class award space. Cathay Pacific First Class As it stands Cathay Pacific first class awards have gotten much harder to secure from the U.S. With only...

HURRY: One of World’s Best Business Classes Wide Open Award Space for Whole Family

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There’s amazing availability to and from Asia using Star Alliance member EVA Air. EVA Air offers a business class product that’s four abreast on the Boeing 777-300ER. That means all aisle access. The seat is reverse herringbone and very...

100% Bonus: Buy IHG Hotel Points As Little As $0.00575 Each

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Two Passengers Hurt on Arrival in Washington DC — After Their Flight Already Landed

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Washington Dulles built an expensive train to carry passengers between terminals which started operations in 2010. But they don’t really do that, at least they don’t do it for all passengers and they don’t take passengers of the airport’s...

My Hotel Elite Status Plan Now That Hyatt is Revamping Their Program

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Altialia Will Retain Cheap Transatlantic Awards At Least Through End of 2017

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A couple of weeks ago I covered Alitalia’s doubling the price of partner awards overnight. Their partner award chart had said for a few weeks that it was ‘valid through October 14’ however no new chart was posted in...

Why British Airways — And Everyone — Is Launching Fort Lauderdale Service

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It’s fascinating that British Airways is growing their long haul network with new U.S. destinations even as Brexit looms. They have a joint venture with American Airlines and Finnair, but American does seem to leave decisions about new London...