Weekly Review: September 21, 2019

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Hello from St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia). I’m spending the next week here with my mom, and am having a great time. This morning I ran in my first-ever 10k (thanks to you guys for your generous donations and thoughts). OMG I still can’t move. Bonus points to anyone who can guess my time. šŸ˜‰

On the points & travel front, this week several hotel programs introduced new bonuses on purchased points and new promotions for stays, Etihad devalued Royal Air Maroc awards, XL Airways stopped selling tickets, Air Senegal announced they’d start flying to the US, and more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

A Well-Timed Race

This has nothing to do with miles & points, but I wanted to share an update regarding my mom, since I consider you guys to be like family, and a lot of people have asked.

As Iā€™ve written about before, on Motherā€™s Day of this yearĀ my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. You guys have been so incredibly supportive and have sent so many good thoughts my momā€™s way, and I really appreciate it.

Park Hyatt St. Kitts: Best Current Promotions

TheĀ Park Hyatt St. KittsĀ is an awesome property that opened in late 2017.

For those of us who areĀ World of Hyatt loyalists, itā€™s awesome to have a luxury Park Hyatt resort destination that isnā€™t 5,000 miles away.

I reviewed the Park Hyatt St. KittsĀ last fall, and had an awesome stay.

Over the past couple of years the Park Hyatt St. Kitts has had a variety of promotions, so I wanted to provide a quick update on the best promotions currently being offered by the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, for anyone considering a stay.

Review: Air France 777 First Class

Ahhhh, back in Air Franceā€™s stunning La Premiere cabin!

At the door we were greeted by the cabin manager and ā€œourā€ flight attendant, and were informed that we had the cabin to ourselves once again.

Can I just stop for a second to point out the degree to which I was pinching myself at this point?

We had private cabins all the way from New York to Paris to Johannesburg. I couldnā€™t possibly think of a more special flying experience out thereā€¦ weā€™re not worthy!

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Earn A Free Night With Best Westernā€™s New Promo
Register For Chase Freedom Q4 2019 Bonus
American Wins 5-Star Global Airline Award (Again)
Capital One Offering 33.3% Transfer Bonus To Qantas
Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points For 30% Off
Radisson Rewards Double Points Promotion
Buy IHG Rewards Club Points For 0.5 Cents Each
LifeMiles Offering 145% Bonus On Purchased Miles (Special OMAAT Promo)
Southwest Airlines Performance Business Card Review
40% Bonus On Amex Transfers To British Airways Avios (Two Weeks Left)
25% Bonus: Convert Hotel Points Into American Miles
Buy Hyatt Points With Up To 40% Bonus
Park Hyatt St. Kitts: Best Current Promotions
Great Deal: British Airways Double Avios Promo
Alaska Offering New Bonus On Purchased Miles
Is Paying Bills With Plastiq Worth It?
Transfer Hotel Points To Aeroplan With 30% Bonus (Extended)
Earn Double Hyatt Points For Las Vegas Stays
Stack Promos To Buy American Miles For 1.68 Cents Each
Is The Southwest Premier Business Card Worth It?
8 Great Opportunities To Buy Points
Save On Delta Flight With Amex Offers (Targeted)

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Marriott Peak Awards Are Not What I Expected
Great Deals With New Singapore KrisFlyer Award Promo
Cathay Pacific Awards Now Bookable On Americanā€™s Website
Etihad Devalues Royal Air Maroc Awards

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

A Well-Timed Race
A ā€œTitleā€ Option Iā€™d Like To See More Hotels Adopt
My Airline Elite Status Conundrum

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Air France 777 First Class
Review: InterContinental Johannesburg Airport
Review: Federal Air Lounge Johannesburg Airport
Review: Federal Airlines Flights South Africa

NEWS & Updates

Air India Putting Inflight Crews On A Diet
Aman Opening A Hotel In Bangkok In 2022
Save On Cathay Pacific Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)
Wow: Deltaā€™s Badly Damaged 757 Will Fly Again
TUIā€™s Interesting Florida Triangle Flight
Frontier Airlines Changes Change Fees Again
Earn American Airlines Miles With Vivid Seats
Qantas CEO Was Australiaā€™s Highest Paid Executive
An Exception To The Centurion Lounge 3 Hour Rule
Singapore KrisFlyer Improves Account Security
Virgin Atlantic Reveals MASSIVE Growth Aspirations
New Capital One & Walmart Credit Card
Well Played: British Airways Pilots Call Off Strike
Dubai Airport Launches Free Terminal ā€œTaxiā€ Service
Qatar Airways Reports Record $639 Million Loss
Whatā€™s Standing In The Way Of Deltaā€™s Free Wifi
SAS Unveils Stunning New Livery
WOW Air Assets Were Bought For Only ~400K USD
American Airlines Mechanic Who Sabotaged Plane May Have ISIS Ties
New Four Seasons Los Cabos Resort & Promotions
Uh Oh: XL Airways Stops Selling Tickets
Air Senegal Plans To Fly To The US
American Airlinesā€™ Stand Up To Cancer Plane

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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