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Tips For Traveling With Loved Ones During The Holiday Season

With 46 million passengers scheduled to fly on U.S.-based airlines over the next couple of weeks, there are bound to be some rocky roads (and rough air) out there. And even if you're used to hopping on planes, traveling with infrequent travelers is a…

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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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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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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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Planning An International Family Trip Using Miles & Points

I love planning vacations for my family. We’re always talking about our next trip. But, with a family of 4, it takes a lot of points and miles to travel affordably and in style. We prefer to travel in business class, enjoy higher-end hotels, and with…

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Should Kids Have Frequent Flyer Accounts?

Yesterday we announced that we're looking to bring on another writer to our team, and the comments are full of thoughts and insights from readers. One of those was from Jim, who noted that he'd like to see more family content, and posed a few questions:…

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Booking A Panda Adventure In Chengdu, China

Back when Ben and I were considering where to go in China to take advantage of some great Xiamen Air business class fares, we ultimately decided on Chengdu, because we had a vague notion that we wanted to see pandas. Ben loves to research airplanes,…

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Awesome: Kids Can Fly To Scandinavia For Almost Free

My family loves Scandinavia. We've been to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and just got back from another trip to Norway where our family hiked to the top of the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock. Norway in particular is just incredible -- the entire country…

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Review: SAS Lounge Oslo Airport

We had decided to spend our final night in Norway at the airport so we wouldn't have to get up quite so early for our 7:50 AM flight to London Heathrow. The terminal is only a short distance from the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport, most of which is covered…

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10 Things To Do With Kids In Oslo

Like the rest of Scandinavia, Oslo is an incredibly kid-friendly place which made it pretty easy for us to get out and explore with our three kids aged 5, 4, and 1. This is a culture of bundling the kids up and taking them out, regardless of the cold…

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Review: Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion Oslo

We spent part of our stay in Oslo at the Hotel Folketeateret, but decided we might as well give another Clarion Collection property a try. That's not to say there was anything wrong with the Hotel Folketeateret per se, as it's truly a wonderful property…

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How To Sled Oslo’s Korketrekkeren Like A Boss

No trip to Oslo in the winter would be complete without playing in the snow. And there's no better way to do that then to sled the Korketrekkeren, Oslo's city-operated toboggan run. But let's be clear -- this is not your leisurely ride down a gentle…

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Review: SAS Museum Oslo Airport

After spending the night at the Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, we decided to visit the SAS Museum before riding the train into the city. The museum is only open on Sundays and Tuesdays, so we couldn't pass up the chance to check it out given that…

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Introduction: Oslo In Winter

My wife and I fell in love with Norway on our trip to Bergen a few years ago. We thought the city and surrounding fjords were beautiful and the quality of the food to be excellent. In fact, I began to tell people that the whole country was sort of like…

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A Trick For Saving Money On Kids’ Travel

SAS offered a fantastic deal for families last week where children could fly from the US to Scandinavia for almost free. All you had to do was book one regular adult ticket and then as many as eight kids could fly for just the cost of the taxes and fees,…

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Get Your Kids Star Gold Status For $150 Each

SAS is running a really awesome promotion this spring where kids can fly for almost free from the US to Europe. You just need to book by January 23 and travel between February 7 and April 9. The best part is that you can take up to 8 kids with each paying…

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Kids Can Fly To Europe For Nearly Free This Spring!

Scandinavia is one of my favorite regions of the world. We've now been to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, and they are all fantastically beautiful places. It can be a bit expensive, but not nearly as much as it was a few years ago, at least for…

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Why The Hottest Credit Card Bonus Might Not Be Right For You

There's a crazy amount of buzz right now about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, and has been for months. The 100,000 point bonus is changing soon, so people seem even more enthused about it than before. And there's no doubt -- it's a great offer, and…

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