Earn 12x Avios For Apple Purchases

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. Whenever I make…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Great Deals
United 767

Details Of United Airlines’ Big International Expansion

Following American Airlines announcing some significant international expansion a couple of weeks ago, United Airlines has now announced some international expansion as well, including some pretty cool and creative routes. United has experienced an incredible…

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Filed Under: United
Mystique Watermark

Dining & Travel On Chase Sapphire Reserve: What Counts?

While some other premium credit cards are all about the perks, one of things that makes the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card so well rounded is that it's also a fantastic card for everyday spending. Specifically, the card has two valuable bonus categories,…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Park Hyatt Milan – 28

World Of Hyatt Award Sale At 22 Hotels

Hyatt has quietly rolled out an award sale, offering discounts on both Free Night and Points + Cash bookings at 22 properties around the globe. Note that this can potentially be stacked with Hyatt's 10% discount on redeemed points, valid for stays between…

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Filed Under: Awards, Hyatt
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Uber Watermark

Best Credit Cards For Uber Rides (2019)

Many of us rely on ridesharing services to get around. It's pretty crazy to think how much the "sharing" economy has changed our behavior, both when at home and when traveling. While Uber has had its fair share of issues the past few years, it continues…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
Intercontinental Bangkok

Register For IHG’s Fall 2019 Accelerate Promotion

For the past few years, most of IHG’s global hotel promotions have been customized. Everyone gets some type of offer, but different members get targeted for different versions of the offer. The logic is that hotel loyal programs want to generate incremental…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, IHG Rewards
United 787 Polaris – 50

United Airlines Announcing New International Routes

A couple of weeks ago we saw American Airlines make a big international route announcement, and it's expected that they'll make another route announcement soon. They're not the only airline with a big announcement coming, though. On social media United…

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Filed Under: United
British Airways Club Europe A320 – 7

Review: British Airways A320 Business Class

To return from Mykonos to the US we decided to fly British Airways, given what a convenient routing they had available. Getting from Mykonos to the US same day without leaving at the crack of dawn is a challenge. Furthermore, it's great to be able to…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, British Airways
British Airways Cabin Crew 2

British Airways Cabin Crew Are All Getting iPhones

British Airways has just announced the latest phase of their investment in improving technology and training, and it's an interesting one. British Airways has announced that all 15,000 of their cabin crew will be receiving iPhone XRs. The new phones…

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Filed Under: British Airways
Amex Centurion Suite Us Open 3

US Open Amex Centurion Suite Returning In 2019

One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (review) is access to Centurion Lounges. These lounges are at airports, and are for the most part significantly better than…

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Filed Under: American Express
Conrad Bora Bora Watermark

Limited Time Hilton Amex Bonuses Ending Soon

American Express and Hilton have just rolled out new welcome bonuses on their co-branded credit cards, following some minor changes that have been made to some of these cards. Here are the details of these offers: The Hilton Honors™ Card from…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Santa Marina Mykonos – 18

Review: Santa Marina, Luxury Collection, Mykonos

We had a great time in Santorini last summer, so this summer we decided to visit Mykonos. We decided to book Santa Marina, which is a Marriott Luxury Collection property, using points. Hotel rates in Mykonos are crazy-high in summer. Not because the…

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Filed Under: Hotel Reviews, Marriott
Ana New 777 Business Room

ANA Will Fly New 777s To New York & Frankfurt

In early July, All Nippon Airways revealed a brand new first & business class product. This caught many of us off guard for a couple of reasons: -- I wasn't aware that ANA was even working on a new first & business class product; while other airlines…

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Filed Under: ANA

Recent Trip Reports

Apple Card

You Can Now Apply For The Apple Credit Card

In late March we learned the full details of Apple's new credit card, which was supposed to be launched this summer. As of today the Apple Credit Card is publicly available in the US. Customers can apply for the card through the Wallet app on iPhone…

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Filed Under: Credit Card Reviews, Credit Cards
Bridge Road Watermark

What Are The Best Credit Cards For Gas Stations? (2019)

One of the best way to maximize your credit card rewards is to pick a credit card that offers bonus points in the categories that you spend the most in. In the past I've written about the best credit cards for everyday spending, restaurants, supermarkets,…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Cards
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American Express Cobalt Review (Canada)

The banking environment here in Canada means we don’t have as many choices as our southern neighbours when it comes to credit cards. When Canada’s smaller market size is combined with our more conservative banks, the result is a lot of pretty boring…

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Filed Under: Canadian Credit Card Reviews
Inflight Wifi

Which British Airways Long Haul Planes Have Wifi?

Last October I wrote a post about the status of wifi on British Airways long haul aircraft, following my first British Airways flight equipped with wifi. It was a useful resource at the time, but almost a year later a lot of progress has been made, so…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Travel Technology
Motif Seattle Hotel

Destination Hotels Joining World Of Hyatt

One of Hyatt’s disadvantages is that they don’t have nearly the global footprint of Hilton, Marriott, or IHG. However, I’ve been impressed by the ways in which they’ve creatively tried to expand their portfolio, both through partnerships and through…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Hifly A330 900 Business Class 2

Hi Fly Modernizes Fleet With A330-900neo

Hi Fly is a Portuguese wet lease operator. That's to say that you've never actually booked a ticket with Hi Fly, but you may very well have flown on one of their planes. Often airlines have a need for extra planes, whether it's due to an aircraft requiring…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
American 777 200

What South Pacific Routes Will American Airlines Launch?

A couple of weeks ago American Airlines announced significant transatlantic expansion. In 2020 the airline will be launching year-round flights from Dallas to Tel Aviv, as well as seasonal flights from Philadelphia to Casablanca, Chicago to Krakow, Chicago…

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Intercontinental Willard

Buy IHG Points With Mystery Bonus (Last Chance)

In late June, IHG rolled out their latest promotion on purchased points. Note that this offer is valid through August 23, 2019, so you have just a few days remaining to take advantage of it. This is being marketed as a "mystery bonus," so you'll have…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, IHG Rewards
Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class

Wow: Backstory Of Cathay Pacific CEO’s Resignation

Last Friday I wrote about how Cathay Pacific's CEO suddenly resigned. Rupert Hogg had been CEO fo the company since May 2017, and by most accounts did a really good job. He had been with Cathay Pacific's parent company for over 30 years. As he described…

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Filed Under: Cathay Pacific