Weekly Review: March 7, 2015

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Hello from San Diego! I’m here in sunny California for Frequent Traveler University (if you’re missing this one, you can still buy tickets for the Dallas event in April).

This has been a very easy and decidedly unglamorous travel week for me — I’ve had one Alaska 737 flight and an Amtrak ride — though I’m fortunate to have missed out on the winter storms in the Northeast, at least!

Featured Stories

How To Redeem Miles For Emirates First Class


Alaska Mileage Plan miles have been the best option for Emirates awards for the past few years. However, there are several other options worth considering.

Review: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

I visited Copenhagen over New Years with some friends, which gave me the opportunity to stay at both Radisson Blu properties. The Radisson Blu Royal is certainly a unique (and quirky) hotel, with a very central location.


 Is This The World’s Most Expensive Airline Ticket?


Etihad has announced their next A380 route: Abu Dhabi to New York! The A380 features Etihad’s The Residence product, and you won’t believe how much they’re charging for a one-way ticket!



TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Great Deal: 40% Bonus On Purchase Of Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
5,000 Free Miles For Joining Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (Australia Only)
AmEx Everyday Preferred vs. Premier Rewards Gold Card: Which Is Better?
1,000 Free Club Carlson Gold Points Through Twitter
SPG Gold Status With The Amex Platinum Card
20% Hyatt Award Points Refund Posting Within A Week
Have You Earned Starpoints From The New Starwood/Uber Partnership Yet?
Why You Should Apply For The Chase Ink Cash Credit Card
How To Combine Hyatt Gold Passport Points
Club Carlson Offering Targeted Triple Points Promotion

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Last Chance To Book SPG Hotels Before 2015 Category Changes
Redeem Miles For The Worst Business Class Product To South America On Delta.com
Cathay Pacific Returns As US Amex Transfer Partner
Has Cathay Pacific Been Removed As an Amex Transfer Partner?
Amex Transfer Bonus To Airbnb Gift Cards
How To Redeem Miles For Emirates First Class
Earn Double AAdvantage Miles For Travel To Germany
How To Make Hyatt Diamond Guest Of Honor Reservations

TRAVEL With Lucky

I’m Going To The Park Hyatt Maldives Alone(ish)… Oops/Yay?
Is This The World’s Most Expensive Airline Ticket?
Should Hotels Charge Extra For Double Occupancy?
Is It Worth Going Out Of Your Way To Earn Hotel Status?

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Sheraton New York JFK Airport
Review: American Airlines First Class 777-300ER London To New York
Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge London Heathrow Airport
Review: Sheraton London Heathrow Hotel
Review: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen
Review: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Copenhagen

NEWS & Updates

Learn About The Basics Of Miles & Points At FTU Dallas
Qatar Airways Buys Sheraton Skyline London Heathrow Hotel
Qatar Airways First Class Lounge Doha To Open Late April 2015
LaGuardia Airport Closed Until 7PM, Expect Delays Elsewhere
Austrian Vienna To Miami Flight Begins October 16, 2015
In An Emergency Evacuation LEAVE ALL CARRY-ONS BEHIND
2015 Hyatt Diamond Upgrades Are Now Available
Qatar Airways Flies A350 To Frankfurt To “Rub Salt In The Wound” Of Lufthansa
Etihad A380 New York To Abu Dhabi Flight Starts December 1, 2015
Understanding The New Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Cards
Qantas Now Serving Caviar In First Class
Air Tahiti Nui To Join OneWorld Alliance In 2015?
Korean Air Launching 747-8 Flights To London As Of August 2015
Hilton Offering Free Wifi Globally Starting In August 2015
Costco Replaces American Express With Citi For Exclusive Agreement
A Traveling CEO Chimes In With Top Tips For Avoiding Jetlag
Marriott Points Expiration Policy Being Updated

The coming week should be another boring one on the travel front, which is probably good news, since it means I can keep cranking out these trip reports.

Hope everyone has a nice (and hopefully warm) weekend!

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