Weekly Review: September 26, 2015

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Hello from London!

I just landed after a… decidedly underwhelming flight on Delta’s “new” business class Delta One product.


I’ll have a full review of the flight in the coming days, but suffice to say the upcoming takeover of the Los Angeles > London routes by Virgin Atlantic should be a dramatic improvement.

Featured Stories

Are Upgrades With Avios Still A Good Deal?


Historically, one of the best uses of British Airways Avios has been in using miles to upgrade to a premium cabin. With the Avios devaluation earlier this year, the costs have changed quite a bit.

In this post, Tiffany walks through the new chart, and explains how to find the best values.

$15 Statement Credit With Visa Checkout And Your Sapphire Cards

VISA-CheckOut-ButtonThis is an easy promo, and one most of us should be able to take advantage of.

You can get a $15 statement credit on your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card by using Visa Checkout at an online merchant by September 30th, and the process is relatively simple.

Dating When Living In Hotels

Andaz-LA-VIewAs I’m approaching the 18 month mark of living in hotels, one personal question I’m often asked is “how do you date if you’re constantly traveling?” While I’m perhaps an extreme example by living in hotels full time, I think the general struggle of dating while being a frequent traveler is something many can relate to.

So without getting too personal, I figured I’d address the topic in general, because it’s something I’ve learned quite a bit about.

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TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

6 Reasons Buying Alaska Miles Is A Good Deal
$15 Statement Credit With Visa Checkout And Your Sapphire Cards
Is Copa Already Restricting Status Matches?
Elite Only: 10,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points For Your Next Stay
Targeted: Bonus Starpoints When You Stay At All 10 SPG Brands
Register To Earn 5x Points At Amazon
500 Bonus IHG Points For Adding Credit Card To Your Profile
Register For Starwood’s “Stay For More” Promotion
Free Access To Airberlin’s Exclusive Waiting Areas
Earn Alaska Miles For Travel On Icelandair
Up To 125K Bonus Miles For Transatlantic Oneworld Travel
Best Way To Earn Miles For Honeymoon To Asia?
The Two Best Credit Cards For My Spend Right Now
How Much Is British Airways Gold Status Worth?
I’ve Status Matched To Copa ConnectMiles Platinum!

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Should You Transfer Amex Points To British Airways Now?
Qatar Airways Award Space Bookable Once Again!
Aeroplan Award Chart Devaluation As Of December 15, 2015
Is Qatar Airways Blocking All Partner Award Space?
What Happened To Virgin Australia Business Class Award Space?
Can You Redeem Miles For Air France First Class?
Virgin America Added As Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner
Are Upgrades With Avios Still A Good Deal?

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

Getting To One Direction In Style Has Turned Into A Harry Situation!
Dear Delta: I Want My $5 Back
4 Reasons You Should Wear Your Airline Pajamas
Dating When Living In Hotels
When Forgetfulness Saves You Money On Flights…
Never Take Another “Once In A Lifetime” Trip

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Sunset Tower Hotel West Hollywood
Review: Lufthansa 747-8 First Class Frankfurt To Newark
Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt

NEWS & Updates

How Not To Get Deported From China
Copa’s Cool Promotion For Up To 150K Bonus Miles
American Isn’t Cutting Mileage Earnings Rates (For Now)
American Suspending 777-200 Retrofits, Looking For New Seat Manufacturer
American Cutting Mileage Earnings Rates On British Airways
What Is Uber VIP?
Air India Could Launch The World’s Longest Flight
When Flying While Transgender Becomes Problematic
Rapper Goes Ballistic On Delta, Punches Passenger, Calls Flight Attendant F*ggot
Lady Wins $100,000 Bedbug Lawsuit Against Red Roof Inn
American AAdvantage Discontinuing Status Challenges
Former Real Housewives Of Atlanta Star Loses It At Airport

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and I look forward to meeting some of you at the concert on Monday!

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