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Jan 10

All Kinds Of Delta Sales

delta, skymiles

I’m out of the office for a couple of days, but I did want to point out a bunch of sales that Delta is running. The first one expires tonight, so move quickly. Delta Award Flash Sale You may need to be an elite member to take advantage of these deals, but Delta is offering …

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Jan 04

And Now, For Something Entirely Different…

ghirardelli

The east coast is going to be buried in snow within about four hours, so I thought that it was time to write about something to keep us warm. In-N-Out Adding Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate Apparently, it’s been for sale for a few weeks now, but In-N-Out burger, which is known for its limited menu and …

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Dec 31

Helpful Hints For A Cruise

cabo san lucas, shore excursion

I’m making my way back into posting for 2018, but before I do, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite methods of travel: Cruising. As far as I’m concerned, a cruise is about the best value that you can find for your vacation. We just got off a 7-day trip and have a …

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Dec 23

Year-End Awards: The “Frequees”

jetblue

It’s the year end and this will likely be my last post of the year. Have a happy and safe new year, and I’ll see you in 2018. Until then, let’s hand out some awards in the first annual “Frequees.” I have no particular criteria and the judges are me, news anchor Rod Remington and …

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Dec 18

Last-Minute Shopping, WestJet, Hunter Harrison

gift, present

Today’s post is dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers fans*. We’ll see you in January. Last-Minute Shopping For those of you doing a little last-minute shopping, remember to check out the Shopping & Travel Rebates section for ideas on how to pick up extra miles or dollars. Truthfully, those sites are good year-round and will get you …

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Dec 15

Weekend Tidbits: Marriott, Ryanair, Fees

It’s Friday, so we’ll keep today rather light. Enjoy. Can Marriott Get Luxurious? Publicly traded hotel companies have had success in virtually every segment of the market, with one segment: the luxury end. They can certainly run high-end hotels, they just can’t do it as well as the independents. Let’s face it: When you’re running …

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Dec 02

Weekend Contests Around The Industry

virgin hotel

Hey, want a chance to win a few experiences? Okay, you probably won’t, but just in case… Virgin Hotels Holiday Escape Want a couple of nights in San Francisco? Heck, they’ll even throw in the airfare. Simply follow them on Instagram and DM (direct message) them the answer to the puzzle (Hint: The answer is …

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Dec 01

Is BankDirect Still Worth Your Bucks?

bankdirect

One of my favorite ways to earn American Airlines miles is through BankDirect, which pays you in miles instead of money. BankDirect offers 100 miles per month for every $1,000 you have in your account, e.g., if you have $25,000 with them, you receive 2,500 American Aadvantage miles per month ($25,000/$1,000=25 and 25*100=2,500). That ratio …

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Nov 30

Your American Airlines Flight Isn’t Getting Cancelled

I caught a headline today that seems to be throwing a few people for a loop. But don’t worry, your flight’s in good shape. The Dallas Morning News reported that American Airlines had a scheduling glitch that could result in the cancellation of thousands of flights around the holidays. And while that definitely sounds bad, …

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Nov 28

Marriott Makes Subtle Changes For 2018. One Could Hurt.

We’re getting to the witching hour of hotel programs, that time of year when companies announce changes to their plans for the following year and hope to slip any negatives by you. Here’s what Marriott has in store.* Note that, as expected, the programs won’t be merging in 2018 and, as of this point, you …

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