Six Senses Bhutan

Six Senses Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

Lately we've seen a lot of travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue. With so many businesses having liquidity issues, we're seeing companies offer a deal if you pay now for travel later. In particular, we've seen lots of hotel brands…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals
Aman Sveti Stefan – 56

Aman Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

Lately we've seen a lot of travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue. With so many businesses having liquidity issues, we're seeing companies offer a deal if you pay now for travel later. In particular, we've seen lots of hotel brands…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals
Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class – 2

Aeroplan Selling Miles With A 75% Bonus

I'm so impressed by everything that Air Canada Aeroplan has been doing to engage members in the coronavirus era, ranging from extending elite status and even giving people the option to gift status to others, to providing innovative ways to earn status…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Great Deals
American 737 Max

Report: American Airlines Trying To Cancel 737 MAX Order

Relationships between aircraft manufacturers and airlines are about to be even more strained, and this is the perfect example of why. The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March 2019, following two crashes just months apart. When the 737…

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Filed Under: American
Hot Deals for July

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Jetblue A320

JetBlue Plans Huge LAX Expansion, Pulls Out Of LGB

JetBlue is using this opportunity to rejig its route network. A few weeks ago the airline announced it would bring Mint service to Newark, and would add dozens of point-to-point leisure routes. Now the airline is changing up its strategy in Southern…

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Filed Under: JetBlue
Springhill Suites Zion National Park – 19

146 Marriott Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

While we're writing more about travel lately, we're not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that's because they have been homeschooling…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Pakistan 777

United States Bans Pakistan International Airlines

The world is getting smaller by the day for Pakistan International Airlines. Bloomberg reports that on July 1, 2020, the US Department of Transportation banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating any flights to the United States. This follows…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Qantas 787

Qantas Pulls International Flights Through March 2021

Qantas seems to be taking one of the most aggressive approaches when it comes to cancelling future international flights, which I can't blame the airline for, given Australia's strict immigration policies. Qantas pulls inventory for most international…

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Filed Under: Qantas
Emirates A380

Emirates Adds Coronavirus Test Requirement For Passengers

Emirates will now require passengers departing from some airports to have proof of a negative coronavirus test before being allowed to get on a plane. For travel as of July 10, 2020, Emirates is requiring passengers originating from airports in a dozen…

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Filed Under: Emirates
United 777 200

United Airlines Threatens To Furlough 40% Of Staff

United Airlines has this week issued a shocking warning to employees. The big question is whether this is just an honest assessment of the situation, or whether there's an ulterior motive in the way that this is presented. The funding that US airlines…

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Filed Under: United
Omaat Happy Hour Youtube Thursday

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

We'll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour this evening at 6:30PM Eastern (just follow this link and you can be reminded when we go live) and hope you guys can join us. In addition to taking questions, this evening we'll be talking about the…

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Filed Under: Misc.
Hoodoo Moab Hotel – 14

Review: Hoodoo Moab, Hilton Curio Collection

We spent the third and fourth nights of our trip in Moab, Utah. We decided to spend more time here because we knew there was a lot to do in the area, and we were very happy with our decision in the end. Moab has virtually every limited service hotel…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels

Recent Trip Reports

British Airways 787 Watermark

Is The British Airways Card Worth It? (2020)

The British Airways Visa Signature® Card is one of Chase's popular co-branded airline credit cards. British Airways Executive Club is a great frequent flyer program, so in this post I wanted to take a closer look at this card, especially in light of…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Chase
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2

Etihad Guest Miles No Longer Expire (With Activity)

Etihad Guest is finally adjusting its mileage expiration policy for the better as of this month. Oddly this policy change was first announced back in November 2019, but was never implemented. Now that is finally changing. Different loyalty programs have…

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Filed Under: Etihad
A7 Hbj

Qatari Royal Family Selling Boeing 747-8 Private Jet

The Qatari royals have quite a fleet of private jets, known as "Qatar Amiri Flight." This fleet of over a dozen jets is owned by the government of Qatar, and is managed by Qatar Airways. These plans are exclusively used by the royal family, and other…

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Filed Under: Qatar
Garuda Indonesia A330 900neo

Garuda Indonesia Plans Nonstop Bali To US Flights

Oh Garuda Indonesia. Before I get into this post, let me say that Garuda Indonesia is an airline with amazing employees and horrible management. Airline executives have a different cockamamie idea every week. Unfortunately we've seen quite a bit of corruption…

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Filed Under: Garuda Indonesia
Emirates Crew

Emirates Continues With Layoffs, Now By Email

It's going to take years for the airline industry to fully recover to pre-2020 levels, and as a result we're seeing airlines around the world lay off employees. Those who haven't been laid off are likely feeling an incredible amount of anxiety regarding…

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Filed Under: Emirates
Park Hyatt Paris – 61

Are Hyatt Dining & Spa Awards Worth It?

Some changes were made to the World of Hyatt program earlier this year. One of the most exciting improvements was that Hyatt adjusted the value proposition of Dining & Spa awards. This went from something that I would have never considered, to something…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Intercontinental Willard

IHG Rewards Club Selling Points With 100% Bonus

IHG has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. While many people (understandably) may not be looking to speculatively buy points right now, it's at least worth being aware of this if you could benefit for an upcoming stay. Through…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, IHG Rewards
Aer Lingus Watermark

Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card Review (2020)

Continuing my series on reviewing lesser known Chase cards, in this post I wanted to take a detailed look at the Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card. I've never reviewed this card before, so this is overdue. This card was introduced in the US market a couple…

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Filed Under: Aer Lingus, Chase