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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

Earn Frontier Elite Status After Just Two Roundtrips

Earlier this summer Frontier revamped their elite status program, and the changes were generally positive. It's a reasonably impressive program for a low-cost carrier, at least in so much as they actually have an elite program. It does have some real…

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Filed Under: Frontier
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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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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 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, United

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

Apply Now For A Denali Road Lottery Permit

At just shy of five million acres, Denali is the third largest of the American national parks. Yet with only one significant road, it's relatively inaccessible -- and you can't even drive on that one road most of the time. Instead you have to take a…

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SAS Brings Back Kids Fly For (Almost) Free

I have found SAS to be a very family friendly airline. My family has flown them several times and have had pretty good experiences. I'm sure it doesn't hurt that we have Star Gold status, but in general I think much of this would be available to anyone.…

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Filed Under: Family, Kids
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Fly All You Want Around Norway This Summer For $435

Norway might just be my favorite country to visit in the world, and that's no small statement considering I've been to over 50 countries now. The entire country is basically one big national park. The food is fantastic. My family has been to Oslo a couple…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Other Airlines
Credit Cards

New Plastiq Users Can Pay Rent And Mortgages For A 2% Fee

I've been using Plastiq since they rolled out the service a couple of years ago. I use them to pay bills with a credit card that I otherwise couldn't. I've used them to pay our mortgage, our daughter's gymnastic lessons, insurance, and probably some…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Cards