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Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug 23

Triple-Dipping On Gift Cards (Travel Included)

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Most of the time, I discuss ways to get more miles for whatever you do. Today, however, I’m going to take it the opposite direction and talk about a way to save some money while doing so. Triple-Dipping on Gift Cards Gift cards serve one purpose in life: They serve as a present when you …

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Aug 22

A Few Updates On JetBlue

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Nothing Earth shattering, but let’s take a look at what’s going on with my favorite airline that was named after a primary color. Watch Your Redemption Rates As a rule of thumb, assume that each TrueBlue point is worth about 1.5 cents. In other words, it costs about 10,000 points to buy a $150 ticket. …

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Aug 21

Thanks Again: Yet Another Rewards Program

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While I thank you all for reading and taking advantage of the blog, in this case, the title refers to something different. That “something different” is Thanks Again, a credit card linked rewards program. Thanks Again Thanks Again is a partner-based program linked to your credit card. Spend money at their partners and you will …

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Aug 18

More Weird Weekend Travel News

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One of the great joys of the travel industry is that there is always something weird, wacky or simply stupid going on. Here’s what I’ve gotten to read about this past week. Minnie Gets The Boot Technically, most airport lounges have a dress code, but I’ve never actually seen anyone denied access to the lounge …

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Aug 17

Sun Country: Hey Jude, Don’t Make It Bad…

Sun Country

Newly appointed Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker has announced a new direction for the discount carrier, and it might not be one that its current passenger base cares for. Sun Who? If you’ve never heard of Sun Country, you’re not alone. The discount carrier plays an important role, however, in not only servicing the local …

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Aug 16

Airberlin Goes Bankrupt. Should You Still Book Them?

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Yesterday, airberlin, the airline known for its somewhat odd frequent flyer program and lack of capital letters, declared bankruptcy. Given the airline’s debt levels, it was not exactly a surprise, and it became the second Etihad-backed airline to file this year. Maybe Etihad should look into another business. Airlines file for bankruptcy so many times* …

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Aug 15

Earn American Miles On Your Hotel Bookings

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We’re undergoing a bit of a face lift around these parts, so this post, like the next several, will be a bit on the shorter side. Actually, that’s probably a good thing. Get AAdvantage Miles for Hotel Bookings There is a certain advantage to booking all of your travel in one place, which the airlines …

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Aug 14

Hotel Commonwealth: The Best Hotel In Boston

hotel commonwealth

I’ve decided to do something a little different today, and that’s do a hotel review. This one is an update of one that I did last year, but the hotel deserves it. Hotel Commonwealth may be the best hotel in Boston and you’ve likely never heard of it. Enjoy. For years, I drove by the …

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Aug 11

When First Class Is Almost As Cheap As Coach

It’s the first thing we do when we book a flight: Look in the left-hand columns at the cheapest coach fares (Skip Basic Economy, where you are required to surrender most civil rights.) and pick the one that gives you the best fare at the time you want to go. Not too many people swipe …

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Aug 10

Seniors, Get Your National Parks Lifetime Pass Now

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They tell me that there’s no inflation these days, but that’s not going to be true for much longer as the National Park Service increases the price of its senior lifetime pass from $10 to $80 on August 28. If you don’t have one, now’s the time. See The Country for $10 The National Park …

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