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Gorgeous: New WestJet Elevation Lounge Calgary

WestJet is about to open its first-ever airport lounge, and it looks stunning! WestJet will be opening the Elevation Lounge at Calgary International Airport (YYC) on Monday, November 2, 2020, and it will be open daily from 7AM until 9:30PM. The new 9,300…

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Peleton
Chase Sapphire Adds Peloton Statement Credits

We've seen card issuers introduce all kinds of partnerships that offer perks to cardmembers, including with ride sharing apps, delivery services, fitness brands, and more. The logic makes sense -- premium credit cards have a lucrative customer base that…

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Hoodoo Moab Hotel – 14
Hilton Honors Extends Benefits, Reduces Elite Requirements

We're continuing to see loyalty programs extend status, points, and perks. Back in late March Hilton Honors announced several program extensions, and today we're seeing even more of those. In no particular order, here's what Hilton Honors members can…

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Ana 787
All Nippon Airways Launching New Low Cost Carrier With 787s

All Nippon Airways has announced a business restructuring. In addition to retiring 22 Boeing 777s, the airline will also be forming a new low cost carrier. Currently the airline group has two airlines: There's All Nippon Airways, which is the full service…

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Lufthansa 747 Storage
Six Lufthansa 747s “Stuck” At Small Dutch Airport

Six Lufthansa Boeing 747-400s landed at a small airport in the Netherlands several months ago, but now they're not allowed to leave... Airlines around the globe have been putting planes into long-term storage, given the huge and sustained decrease in…

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Spirit Airlines Brawl
Spirit Airlines Brawl Leads To Onboard Tasing & Arrest

This is possibly the most uncivilized behavior I've ever seen filmed on a plane... and that's saying a lot. This even caused an arrest, and the bail for the passenger who is accused of being the instigator has been set at $150,000. Sunday afternoon's…

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Intercontinental Willard
IHG Rewards Club Selling Points For 40% Off

IHG has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. Unfortunately it's not in line with the best deals offered by IHG, which seems odd. Through Friday, November 13, 2020, IHG Rewards Club is offering up to a 40% discount on purchased points.…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, IHG Rewards
Delta 737
Video: Rude, Maskless Delta Captain Confronts Passenger

There's some video footage circulating of an interaction between a Delta captain and a passenger on a recent flight. There's not much context for what happened, so I'm doing my best to piece together the interaction. The video starts with the pilot approaching…

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Alila Ventana Big Sur – 97
Chase Ink Business Preferred Card Review (2020)

Nowadays small business credit cards are more competitive than ever before. Not only can they help you earn valuable rewards for your business, but in some cases business credit cards also offer valuable perks that can save you a lot of money and offer…

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Delta One A330 900neo – 49
Delta’s Targeted Diamond Medallion Status Match

Understandably travel brands are now fiercely competing for business in ways they didn't need to before. The latest example of that is Delta's new status match promotion, which it calls one of its "most generous offers" yet. This was launched last week…

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Uber Watermark
Amex Gold Card Adds New Uber Credit Benefit

At the moment the American Express® Gold Card (review) is offering an incredible welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 within six months, which is the best publicly available bonus we've ever seen on the card. This is…

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Marriott Room
Marriott Extends Free Nights & Points Validity

Back in April Marriott Bonvoy announced that it was extending status, points validity, free night awards, and more. Well, we're now seeing free night awards and points validity being extended once again. Eligible Marriott Bonvoy free night awards (FNAs)…

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W Hotel Aspen Watermark
My Experience With The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card

Through January 13, 2021, both the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (review) and Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (review) are offering incredible limited time welcome bonuses that we've never seen before.…

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Amex Centurion Lounge
Which Amex Centurion Lounges Have Reopened?

American Express shut down its popular Centurion Lounges back in mid-March. This was presumably done due to a combination of lack of demand, as well as a need for updated procedures. Well, after a closure of over six months, Centurion Lounges are reopening,…

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Air Canada 787
Air Canada’s Surprising New Route To Doha, Qatar

Here's a route I didn't expect Air Canada to launch... Air Canada will be launching 3x weekly flights between Toronto and Doha as of December 15, 2020. The flight will operate with the following schedule: AC58 Toronto to Doha departing 8:10PM arriving…

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Qatar Airways Passengers Strip Searched After Abandoned Newborn Found In Airport Bathroom

This has to be one of the most bizarre and disturbing travel stories of 2020, and I don't even know how to begin to make sense of this. On October 2, 2020, an abandoned premature newborn was found in a bathroom at Doha Hamad International Airport. It…

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New Emirates First Class – 13
Wow: Chase Sapphire Preferred 80K Bonus (Ends November 8)

In mid-September, an incredible best-ever bonus was rolled out on the $95 annual fee Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which is oh-so-worth it for anyone who is eligible. If you've been considering this card but haven't yet applied, this is a "last call"…

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Deutsche Bahn Ice First Class – 8
Review: Deutsche Bahn ICE First Class

While I usually review flights, airport lounges, and hotels, I figure it's sometimes useful to review other forms of transportation as well. Trains are increasingly replacing planes within Europe for short distances for (obvious) environmental reasons,…

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Turkish Airlines A350 900
Turkish Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A350

After quite a delay, Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900. Its interior both isn't what we expected, and is also exactly what we expected... In the past few years, Turkish Airlines has placed some significant aircraft order…

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Citi Double Cash Watermark
Citi Double Cash: More Valuable Than Ever Before

Understandably a lot of people are at least temporarily reassessing their approach to using credit cards. Some people are looking for ways to be more efficient with their strategy and spending, while others are looking to earn cash back rather than travel…

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