Thai Airways Watermark

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review (2020)

There are a lot of amazing travel rewards credit cards nowadays, and in many ways credit card issuers have become significantly more competitive when it comes to the perks associated with cards. In this post I wanted to take a close look at what has…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
Air Greenland A330 800

Cool: Air Greenland Orders Airbus A330-800neo

It looks like Air Greenland will be replacing their current A330-200 with a new A330-800neo! Air Greenland is such a cool airline that I look forward to flying this coming summer. The airline currently has a single wide body plane, which is an Airbus…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Park Hyatt Niseko 5

Park Hyatt Niseko Opening Soon

Park Hyatt is my favorite luxury hotel brand to book with points. While I generally think Park Hyatt and St. Regis are roughly comparable, I prefer World of Hyatt for being able to confirm a suite upgrade at the time of booking as a Globalist member,…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Doordash Watermark

How The New DoorDash Chase Sapphire Reserve Perks Work

Significant changes have been made to the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. The card's annual fee has increased by $100 (to [boardingarea_quinstreet_cc id=4048084 key=fees_annual]), and the card has new benefits from DoorDash and Lyft. In a previous post…

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Filed Under: Chase
Edition Sanya

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card Review (2020)

With the new Marriott Bonvoy program having been launched in early 2019, Marriott has a new suite of credit cards that are being issued by both American Express and Chase. While the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is Marriott's $95 annual…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
Delta A321 First Class – 2

Delta Air Lines Announces Miami Expansion

In September 2019 it was announced that Delta Air Lines would be buying a 20% stake in LATAM, and that the two airlines would be forming a joint venture. In the process LATAM will be leaving oneworld, and will also stop partnering with American Airlines,…

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Filed Under: Delta, LATAM
Qantas Club

Qantas’ Inconsistent Lounge Dress Code

Since April 2015, Qantas has had a dress code for accessing their lounges, and in the past few years the airline has been in the news several times for this. Well, the airline is once again in the news for their lounge dress code, and in this case I…

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United 787

Bizarre: United Airlines Eliminating Bag Sizers At Gates

United Airlines is making a surprising change. On the surface I'd say this could be a positive move, but it also really isn't, in my opinion. By January 23, 2020, United Airlines will be removing the bag sizers from all gate areas: -- The airline will…

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Tempo By Hilton 5

Tempo By Hilton: New Brand For “Modern Achievers”

Hilton has just announced the details of their 18th hotel brand, called Tempo by Hilton. Hilton has been on a roll lately when it comes to introducing new brands that I struggle to differentiate, including Signia Hilton, Motto by Hilton, and more. Before…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Money

Great Deal: Save $50 On Amazon With Amex

Over the past year or so we've seen some incredible opportunities to redeem a small number of points towards an Amazon purchase to score a heck of a deal. Another one of these promotions is back, and I'm even targeted even though I've taken advantage…

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Filed Under: Great Deals
Latam 787 Business Class – 20

LATAM Joins Delta At JFK Terminal 4

In September 2019 it was announced that Delta would be buying a 20% stake in LATAM, and that the two airlines would be forming a joint venture. This is a gradual process, as LATAM has to give one year notice for leaving oneworld, meaning they'll belong…

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Filed Under: Delta, LATAM
Lyft Watermark

How Lyft Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Work

Major changes were recently made to the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. The card's annual fee has increased by $100, from $450 to $550, and the card has also received some new benefits, with both DoorDash and Lyft. In this post I wanted to take an in-depth…

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Filed Under: Chase, Lyft
Edition Barcelona Watermark

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Review (2020)

The loyalty programs of Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood were combined in early 2019, to form Marriott Bonvoy. As part of this agreement, both American Express and Chase are issuing co-branded credit cards. We've even seen some changes made to these…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
Jetblue A321xlr

JetBlue Increases Checked Bag Fees (Again)

JetBlue is not only following competitors when it comes to negative changes, like the recent introduction of basic economy, but they're also leading the way when it comes to checked bag fees. In August 2018, JetBlue raised checked bag fees by $5: The…

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Azul A330

Azul Launching Nonstop Flights To New York

Brazilian airline Azul has just announced their third US destination, New York. As of June 15, 2020, Azul will begin flying daily between Viracopos and New York JFK. The ~4,700 mile flight will operate with the following schedule: AD8700 Viracopos to…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Emirates 777

Emirates Faces New Challenge On US-Bound Flights

Last week a Ukraine International Airlines 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. Within days Iran admitted that they accidentally shot down the plane. Following all of this, some airlines have decided to suspend and/or cancel flights to…

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Filed Under: Emirates
South African Airways A340

South African Airways Trying To Sell A340s

South African Airways has been losing money for years, though the severity of the situation increased a few weeks ago, when the company entered "business rescue." With this, every aspect of the company is supposed to be evaluated. South African Airways…

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Filed Under: South African Airways
Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class – 6

Did This Jerk Scam His Way Into Business Class?

A popular Instagram user has shared a video of him allegedly scamming his way into a business class seat. As he describes it, this would be "how to fly business class for free." The premise is that the guy was flying Cathay Pacific business class from…

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Filed Under: Cathay Pacific, Videos
Bamboo Airways 787

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Will Fly To Prague

It looks like Vietnam's most ambitious airline will be launching long haul flights this spring. Bamboo Airways is a privately owned Vietnamese airline that took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 in late 2019. The airline was founded in 2017, but has…

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Aeroflot A350 Business Class 1

Aeroflot’s New Livery: Gorgeous & Predictable

Aeroflot will soon be taking delivery of their first Airbus A350-900. The airline has 15 of these planes on order, all of which will be delivered between 2020 and 2023. Not only is the A350 a joy to fly in general, but what's most exciting here is that…

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Filed Under: Aeroflot