Conrad Bora Bora Watermark Room

Hilton Honors Card From American Express Review (2020)

Hotel credit cards can be incredibly valuable. Typically the cards have reasonable annual fees, and offer outsized value, ranging from annual free nights to status. What's rare is to see a hotel credit card that offers perks in spite of not having an…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 – 4

I Can’t Even With This Singapore Airlines Complaint

What are reasonable expectations to have when flying during the coronavirus pandemic? A reader points me to a complaint posted on Singapore Airlines' Facebook page, expressing frustration over a flight he describes as "daylight robbery." It does raise…

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Filed Under: Singapore
Hot Deals for July

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Jerry Remys Boston Airport – 1

US Passes 750K Daily Air Travelers Over July 4 Weekend

A few months ago demand for air travel began to plummet, as we've seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. During that time I've been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it's interesting to see how demand is evolving. The pace at which travel…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA, Travel
Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 3

Royal Air Maroc Dumping Nearly Half Of 787 Fleet

Airlines around the world are downsizing due to the current pandemic, and Royal Air Maroc is no exception, as reported by Morocco World News. However, there is one aspect of Royal Air Maroc's plan to shrink that surprises me. These updates come based…

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Filed Under: Royal Air Maroc

Americans Charter Private Jet To Europe, Get Rejected

11 people chartered a private jet from the US to the European Union, and were refused entry, as reported by But they're angry. Really angry. They feel they were "treated like criminals," and plan to "ask for damages." First it's important…

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Filed Under: Travel
Iberia A350 Watermark

Iberia Visa Signature Card Review (2020)

In this post I wanted to review the Iberia Visa Signature® Card, which is one of Chase's less known travel rewards credit cards. I realized that I've never formally reviewed this card before, so that seems long overdue. This card has only been in the…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Road Trip – 16

Road Tripping Through The Southwest Of The US

In mid-June, Ford and I did a four day road trip through Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado (I recognize that technically not all of those states are the "southwest," but I feel comfortable enough with the general theme). In this post I wanted to talk…

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Filed Under: Travel
Airx A340 5

Cool: Private A340 Flying Brits To Barbados In Style

If you're in the UK and have £7500 burning a hole in your pocket, here's a cool way to spend it... Blue Sky Luxury and Caledonia Jets have partnered to offer a new once weekly charter flight between London and Barbados. Barbados is a popular vacation…

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Filed Under: Travel
Park Hyatt Ningbo Watermark

World Of Hyatt Credit Card Review (2020)

In general, I think hotel credit cards are incredibly underrated. They can offer huge perks that more offset the annual fees, and some cards even offer free nights that can get you a lot of value. While I have quite a few hotel credit cards, in this…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Norwegian Boeing 787

Weekly Review: July 4th, 2020

Hello from Miami! There's not much fun to report on the travel front, as we've been staying inside the past week in order to stay safe, given how many new cases we have in Florida. On the plus side, I'm spending the weekend getting caught up on the trip…

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Recent Trip Reports

Singapore Suites Watermark A380

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review (2020)

I don't think there's a single card that has changed the premium credit card landscape like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card did back when it was introduced in the summer of 2016. Before the Sapphire Reserve was introduced, premium cards were thought…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
British Airways Club World 747 – 1

American Airlines Moving To Heathrow Terminal 5

American Airlines will be changing terminals at London Heathrow, and that's either good or bad news, depending on how you look at it. It has today been formally announced that American Airlines will be moving to London Heathrow Terminal 5 as of July…

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Filed Under: American
St Regis Cairo

Whoa: The St. Regis Cairo Opened?!?

If one good thing comes out of 2020, it's that the St. Regis Cairo has finally opened... seemingly out of nowhere? If you're wondering why I have such an interest in this hotel, let me explain... St. Regis is one of my favorite hotel brands, and Cairo…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Four Seasons Desroches Island – 58

When Will You Travel Again?

One thing we've noticed (and this is not a new phenomenon) is that "travel sentiment surveys" don't really take into account the viewpoints of the most frequent travelers, or the most highly-engaged loyalty program members. Our community may not be statistically…

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Filed Under: Travel
British Airways Arrivals Lounge – 17

British Airways Reopening Heathrow Lounges

Over the past few month we've seen a majority of airline lounges around the world close. This has been both due to lack of travel demand, and also because updated lounge protocols were needed to reflect the times. We're slowly seeing airlines start to…

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Filed Under: British Airways
Thai Airways Watermark

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review (2020)

Remember a few months ago, when travel perks were one of the primary motivators for getting a premium credit card? Well, suffice to say that times have changed. With social distancing replacing travel for many people, credit card perks that were once…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
United Polaris Lounge Chicago – 1

Chicago Adds 14-Day Travel Quarantine

Even domestic travel is getting significantly more complicated. A few days ago a 14-day quarantine was added for travelers arriving in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from regions with high COVID-19 infection rates. Now a similar requirement has…

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Filed Under: Travel