Amanruya Hotel – 25

Weekly Review: September 5, 2020

Hello from Miami, and happy Labor Day weekend to those in the US! This has been quite a week on the points and travel front, as five major US airlines eliminated change fees, major changes were announced to Chase's Freedom Card portfolio, a historic…

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Norwegian 787

Weekly Review: August 29, 2020

Hi from Miami! I'm still home, and there's not much else to talk about, because coronavirus, so... ;) On the points & travel front, this week it was revealed that Norwegian is running out of money, Iberia offered a great award ticket promotion, 103 hotels…

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Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 6

Weekly Review: August 22, 2020

Hello from Miami, where it has been a surprisingly pleasant August, with very little rain (though perhaps that will be changing in the next couple of days). On the points & travel front, this week Virgin Atlantic announced plans to award elite credits…

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Bodrum Edition Hotel – 61

Weekly Review: August 15, 2020

Hello from Miami! Weather-wise it has been a surprisingly nice August, as I don't think it has rained once in the past week, which is rather puzzling. On the points & travel front, this week details of the new Aeroplan program were revealed, new limited…

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20110602 Virgin Australia Yr801 3664 (voz) 737 800 Take Off And Taxi

Weekly Review: August 8, 2020

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far! On the points & travel front, this week Amex and Chase introduced new transfer bonuses, JetBlue extended its seat blocking policy, Emirates pulled out of Fort Lauderdale, limited time offers were introduced…

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Singapore Airlines A380

Weekly Review: August 1, 2020

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! On the points & travel front, this week it was announced that British Airways is permanently discontinuing its Club World London City service, Titan Airways operated a cool repatriation flight to Saint…

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Emirates A380

Weekly Review: July 25th, 2020

Happy weekend! I'm still in Turkey, and in the coming days look forward to reviewing some of my experiences on the ground here, in terms of hotels, how coronavirus is being handled in hospitality, etc. On the points & travel front, this week airlines…

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Bodrum

Weekly Review: July 18, 2020

Hello from Turkey! I'm spending some time in Bodrum, and look forward to sharing more about my travels over the coming week. On the points & travel front, this week Icelandair fired all of its flight attendants and replaced them with pilots, Hyatt started…

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Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 2

Weekly Review: July 11, 2020

Happy weekend, and I hope everyone is continuing to hang in there! On the points & travel front, this week World of Hyatt announced a great new promotion for redeeming points, the Qatari royal family tried to sell a 747-8, Royal Air Maroc revealed plans…

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Norwegian Boeing 787

Weekly Review: July 4th, 2020

Hello from Miami! There's not much fun to report on the travel front, as we've been staying inside the past week in order to stay safe, given how many new cases we have in Florida. On the plus side, I'm spending the weekend getting caught up on the trip…

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Moab

Weekly Review: June 27, 2020

Hello from Miami! After returning home from our road trip last weekend, we've been in town all week, just in time for cases here to spike. On the points & travel front, this week we saw some new promotions on purchased points, JetBlue launched cash and…

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Road Trip

Weekly Review: June 20, 2020

This has been quite an interesting week for me, as I took my first trip in months. I feel oddly overwhelmed by all of this, and am still not sure what to make of everything, as this short trip has had some highs and lows in terms of me feeling comfortable…

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Conrad Bora Bora – 71

Weekly Review: June 13, 2020

Hello from Miami! I’m once again at home this weekend, and had the chance to spend some time with my mom in the past week, which I was happy about. I'm probably getting ready to travel eventually (for the first time in months), though am still ironing…

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Delta 737

Weekly Review: June 6, 2020

Hello from Miami! I'm still home this weekend -- as I have been for the past three months -- but fortunately my mom is visiting, so I'm grateful we get to spend some time with her. We are still planning on going to Iceland soon(ish), and are finalizing…

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Singita Lebombo Lodge – 29

Weekly Review: May 30th, 2020

Hello from Miami! I'm still at home and not traveling, though stuff has started to reopen here, which has been interesting to watch. I'm hoping to take my first trip of some sort in June (with precautions), but am still working on finalizing the details.…

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Qatar Airways 777

Weekly Review: May 23, 2020

We’re still at home, so there's not much to report on the travel front at the moment. Restaurants and other businesses are starting to open in Miami, though we still haven't actually eaten out. I'm going back and forth on possible summer travel... On…

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St Regis Bora Bora – 84

Weekly Review: May 16th, 2020

We've been at home for well over two months now, so there's not much exciting to report when it comes to our travel. Here in Miami more businesses will be opening in the coming week, so I'm curious to see how that works in practice. On the points & travel…

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Maui

Weekly Review: May 9th, 2020

It has been another week at home, so I don’t have much to report when it comes to travel this week. Hopefully we're one week closer to being back in the sky... On the points & travel front, this week Virgin Atlantic announced plans for a massive restructuring,…

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Norwegian 737

Weekly Review: May 2nd, 2020

It has been another week at home, so I don't have much to report when it comes to travel this week. I think Winston (below) sums up my mood at this point... On the points & travel front, this week we saw card issuers introduce new perks in light of current…

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Boeing 777x First Flight At Paine Field In Everett, Washington.

Weekly Review: April 25, 2020

It has been yet another week without travel, so there's not much to report regarding my journeys in the past week. ;) On the points & travel front, this week Alaska launched a promo selling miles at the lowest cost we've seen, Air Canada made it easy…

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Park Hyatt Milan – 8

Weekly Review: April 18, 2020

Unfortunately I don't have much to report when it comes to travels within the past week, given that it has been another week at home. The closest I've come to traveling is endlessly looking at award availability and hotels for the future just for fun,…

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Endurance 1

Weekly Review: April 11, 2020

I'm not sure I really need much of an intro in terms of my travels this past week, because there have been none to speak of. Happy week four of self distancing. ;) On the points & travel front, this week we saw several airline and hotel loyalty programs…

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Spirit Airlines Big Front Seat – 1

Weekly Review: April 4, 2020

Hello from home! I think at this point I've fully gotten into the routine of not going anywhere, and I'm kinda not totally hating it. This is the new normal. I live here (full time) now, I guess. On the points & travel front, the impacts of COVID-19…

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