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Review: Bar Symon Cleveland Airport (Priority Pass Lounge)

Given that I'm originally from northern Ohio, I was pretty excited when the Bar Symon restaurant joined the Priority Pass lounge network this spring. I get back that way fairly often with my family, so having a place to grab a "free" bite to eat can…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
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Can You Use A Priority Pass Lounge Upon Arrival?

I recently visited Timberline Steak and Grille, which is a Priority Pass "lounge" at the Denver Airport. I noted in the review that I've probably been there over a dozen times since it joined the Priority Pass network last fall. My family likes to say…

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Filed Under: Travel
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Review: Timberline Steaks & Grille Denver Airport

I was pretty excited when Timberline Steaks and Grille at Denver Airport joined the Priority Pass network last fall. I've been there probably at least a dozen times since then. Having become somewhat of a regular, I know most of the ins and outs of the…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
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Using Amex Premium Roadside Assistance

I was in need of roadside assistance a couple of weeks ago, or perhaps more accurately, my wife was. Her Jeep Cherokee -- the original, not the fake new one -- overheated while she was driving home one evening. She called me in a bit of a panic to ask…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
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How To Earn Cash-Back On Every United Flight

One of the more obscure features of United Airlines is the united.com Club. No, I'm not talking about the place where you can load up on snacks and drinks before your flight -- that's the United Club -- but rather their almost-secret frequent buyer program…

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Filed Under: Family, MileagePlus
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Does It Make Sense To Rent Flex-Fuel Cars?

I rented a flexible fuel vehicle on a trip recently. It was a Dodge Journey that I had selected mostly because it was the biggest vehicle on National’s Executive Aisle at the time. And bigger is frankly much better when I’m traveling with my wife and…

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Filed Under: Advice, Rental Cars
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How My Family Dealt With The Amex Centurion Lounge Guest Limits

One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is access to Centurion Lounges. These lounges are generally far nicer than what’s offered by US airlines as they offer complimentary…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
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Can You Save Money By Buying Frontier Tickets At The Airport?

I've recently shared how you can save money by buying Spirit or Allegiant tickets at the airport. That's because these airlines effectively tack on a surcharge for using their website. They don't call it that of course, but that's what it is. The reason…

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Filed Under: Frontier, Ultra Low Cost Carrier
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Why It’s Cheaper To Buy Allegiant Tickets At The Airport

I find the low cost carrier business model fascinating. These airlines, which include Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, and soon to be Sun Country, offer rock bottom fares and then make their money with piles of fees. You can pretty much expect to pay for…

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Filed Under: Allegiant Air