St Regis Venice Suite
How To Use Marriott Bonvoy Suite Night Awards

In this post I wanted to take a closer look at Marriott Suite Night Awards, which are a Bonvoy elite benefit that members have conflicting feelings about. Suite Night Awards (known as "SNAs") are a way for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador…

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Filed Under: Marriott
Park Hyatt Milan – 10
Guide To Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards

There are many perks I love about Hyatt's top tier Globalist status, though arguably my single favorite perk is the suite upgrade awards that members receive. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how this benefit works. With World of Hyatt…

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Suntern Picture
Days Inn’s Intereresting $10K “Sunternship”

Days Inn is accepting applications for what it calls the hottest summer travel gig. It's certainly a creative idea, it pays quite well, and it comes with top-tier elite status, though you are tasked with making your Days Inn stays look good, so... Days…

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Filed Under: Wyndham
Choice Hotel
Choice Privileges Selling Points For 25% Off

Choice Privileges has just rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points. Through Thursday, May 20, 2021, Choice Privileges is offering a sale on purchased points. With this promotion you can get a 25% discount as long as you purchase at least…

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Filed Under: Choice, Great Deals
Switzerland No Drama Campaign
Switzerland’s Brilliant “No Drama” Ad Campaign

While lots of tourism boards spend money on advertising, it's rare that these campaigns get widespread attention and are objectively well produced. Well, Switzerland's new "No Drama" ad is an exception. Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer has become…

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Tap Portugal Business Class A321lr – 2
TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Status Match Offer

TAP Air Portugal celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020, and as part of that the program started offering more promotions through its frequent flyer program, Miles&Go. TAP's goal is to expand its membership base, especially outside of Portugal. Nearly…

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Delta First Class – 2
Oh My: Delta Asks Staff To Volunteer To Clean Sky Clubs

It's not unusual for airlines to come up with volunteer opportunities for employees. Typically these opportunities are for helping the community, while in this case the opportunities are for helping... Sky Club guests? Here's an interesting ask from…

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Filed Under: Delta
Virgin Atlantic A330
The USA Travel Ban Against The UK Needs To End

I'm curious if anyone can provide a reasonable explanation for this... Here in the USA, the State Department publishes travel advisories, putting countries into one of four categories based on perceived risk: Level 1 is “exercise normal precautions”…

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Filed Under: Travel
Six Senses Thailand
How The Benefits On The IHG Premier Card Work

In 2018 Chase introduced the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (review), which is the premium co-brand IHG credit card being issued by Chase. For reference, the more basic card that's part of the co-brand agreement is the IHG® Rewards Club Traveler…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Ana Lounge Haneda Airport – 13
Priority Pass Expanding Network By 20% In 2021

Priority Pass is the world's largest network of independent airport lounges. We recently learned that most Plaza Premium lounges will no longer be accessible with Priority Pass as of this summer, leaving many of us wondering how Priority Pass will fill…

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Filed Under: Travel
United Polaris 767 – 19
United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 85% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest sale on purchased points (the program seems to be almost as consistent as American AAdvantage when it comes to offering these kinds of sales nowadays). Through 11:59PM CT on Tuesday, May 25, 2021,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
W Dubai The Palm Watermark
Big Marriott Bonvoy Amex Limited Time Bonuses (Last Chance)

Marriott's co-brand portfolio includes cards issued by both American Express and Chase. In mid-March we saw some excellent limited time bonuses launched on co-branded Amex cards. This is a reminder of that, as these Amex bonuses are due to expire shortly,…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
American Airlines 777 Business Class – 24
Airlines Add Fuel Stops Due To Hacked Pipeline

If you're flying in the coming days, in particular in the Southeast of the United States, this is something to keep an eye on. Over the weekend a group that calls itself DarkSide hacked the Colonial Pipeline, causing it to shut down its network, including…

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Filed Under: American
Obike Air 787
Obike Air, Nigeria’s Interesting New “Airline”

Move over British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and Virgin Atlantic! There's about to be a new global player. Nigerian visionary Ifeanyi Obike is taking to LinkedIn to share his latest venture, which is a new global airline. While details are limited…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Holiday Inn Hotel
Kudos: IHG Drops Underperforming Hotels

For years it has seemed like the major hotel groups have been pursuing growth at all costs, regardless of customer experience. It's kind of refreshing to see a major hotel group counter that trend. Skift has the story of how InterContinental Hotels Group…

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Filed Under: Hotels, IHG Rewards
Singapore Airlines 777 300
Surprising: Singapore Airlines’ LAX To Tokyo Fifth Freedom Flight Returns

Airlines are working on slowly rebuilding their route networks after global travel more or less came to a standstill in early 2020. This is especially true of international routes, which have been impacted by border restrictions. Here's an interesting…

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Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos 1
Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100% Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)

A couple of months ago Hilton Honors rolled out its current promotion on purchased points. This is a reminder of that for anyone who may be interested, as the promotion is set to expire tomorrow. Through Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Hilton Honors is offering…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
American Airlines Amenity Kits 3
American Airlines Introduces New Amenity Kits

American Airlines is today introducing new amenity kits, though they don't look like anything to get too excited about, if you ask me. American Airlines is rolling out new onboard amenity kits for premium cabin customers, thanks to a new partnership…

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Filed Under: American
Turkish Airlines Chefs
Turkish Airlines Brings Back Flying Chefs

In April 2021 Turkish Airlines resumed hot inflight meal service, after having very limited service for over a year. Now the airline is bringing back its popular inflight chefs. As of May 2021, Turkish Airlines' inflight chefs are once again taking to…

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Filed Under: Turkish
Emirates New First Class – 11
Official: Emirates Launching Flights To Tel Aviv, Israel In June 2021

In August 2020 there was an exciting update to diplomacy in the Middle East, as we saw the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Part of this new cooperation involves an air service agreement, which allows for commercial…

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Filed Under: Emirates