British Airways 777 First Class – 6

Review: British Airways 777 First Class

While I've flown British Airways first class many times before, there were a couple of things that would make my flight from London to Boston unique: -- This would be my first time flying British Airways' 777 first class; up until now I've only flown…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, British Airways
British Airways 747

Oops: British Airways’ Accidental Flight Cancelation Emails

Yesterday British Airways pilots announced that they're going on strike September 9, September 10, and September 27, 2019. This follows a contract dispute between pilots and management that has been going on for quite a while. It's still possible that…

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Filed Under: British Airways
Air Tanzania A220

Air Tanzania A220 Impounded In Johannesburg

Air Tanzania is a fascinating little airline. Up until about a year ago they had a single regional jet and four turboprops. However, in the past year they've taken delivery of one Boeing 787-8 and two Airbus A220-300s. With these planes they've launched…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
United 777 200

United Suspending Hong Kong & Buenos Aires Flights

In this weekend schedule update, United has quietly suspended two routes: -- Chicago to Hong Kong is being suspended as of September 8, 2019 -- Newark to Buenos Aires is being suspended as of October 26, 2019 In both cases United is labeling these as…

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Filed Under: United
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Azores Car Rental

National’s “One Two Free” Promotion Returns

National Emerald Club is one of the most popular car rental loyalty programs among frequent travelers, thanks to their Emerald Aisle system of being able to choose your own car, and also thanks to their generous promotions. Well, National has just brought…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Rental Cars
Global Ghana Airlines

Global Ghana Airlines Now Selling Tickets To Chicago!!!

In September 2017 I first wrote about Global Ghana Airlines, a new startup airline that intended to operate nonstop flights between Chicago and Accra. At the time the airline announced that they’d begin operating flights within weeks. There was only…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Qantas A380

Qantas’ First Refurbished A380 Flying Soon

In mid-2017, Qantas announced that they'll be refreshing their fleet of Airbus A380s. The airline currently operates a fleet of 12 Airbus A380s, and the plan was to refresh all the cabins, and in particular to install all new seats in business class…

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Filed Under: Qantas
British Airways 787

British Airways Pilots Announce Strike Dates

For weeks now, a British Airways pilots strike has been looming. Well, the dates are now official. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has today announced that British Airways pilots will strike on September 9, September 10, and September…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
Amex Credit Cards Watermark

My American Express Credit Card Strategy (2019)

There are lots of aspects to maximizing your credit card strategy, including taking advantage of the best welcome bonuses, spending categories, and card perks. Sometimes I think it's interesting to break down credit card strategies by card issuer, so…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Apple Credit Card

Oops: Problems With The Titanium Apple Card

Earlier this week the Apple Credit Card was formally launched in the US. For those of us who are into maximizing credit card rewards, this card is truly nothing to get excited about. However, Apple has a loyal following, so I imagine this card is going…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards
Thai Airways Watermark

My Chase Credit Card Strategy (2019)

There are lots of aspects to maximizing your credit card rewards, including taking advantage of the best welcome bonuses, spending categories, and card perks. Sometimes I think it’s interesting to break down credit card strategies by card issuer, so…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Chase Credit Cards Watermark 1

Chase 5/24: What Is It & How Do You Check It?

Chase issues some of the best rewards credit cards out there. When it comes to applying for Chase credit cards, people frequently find themselves faced with Chase's "5/24 rule," which is one of the restrictions they have in place. So in this post I wanted…

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Filed Under: Advice, Chase
Apple

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

Recent Trip Reports

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
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