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American Adds Second Daily Los Angeles To London Flight

As a general rule of thumb, the tougher upgrades are on a route, the higher yield the route is. It's not a science, but generally it's true. And when it comes to American Airlines, there's no denying that Los Angeles to London Heathrow...Show More Summary

Review: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.. and Great Elite Recognition!

You’ll Also Want to Be Sure to Read: American Airlines Flagship Lounge, New York JFK American Airlines First Class, New York JFK – Buenos Aires The Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is a great city hotel, set in an upscale neighbor apart from the hustle and bustle of the city and just a few blocks from […] The post Review: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.. Show More Summary

Las Vegas airport's longest runway to get $67M overhaul

The project will force the airport to close the 14,505-foot east-west runway until May.        

Great Deal: British Airways Visa Drops First Year Annual Fee, Still Offers 50,000 Points!

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

Up to 10,000 Miles Off Delta Economy Award Redemptions

Delta is short-term award sale. Delta wants you to ‘book your dream trip’ but your dream had better not include business class, because the sale is for coach only. And you had better not want to travel on peak holiday dates — because those are blacked out. Show More Summary

Maximizing American Miles With Credit Card Bonuses

Earlier in the week we learned about the next step of the integration between American AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles. AAdvantage is more or less staying the same, while Dividend Miles will be merged into AAdvantage in the second quarter of next year. Compared to what's going on in the rest of the industry, the lack of change is great news. Show More Summary

Jose Canseco Shoots Himself – And Delta – in the Finger, Free Parking, and Reserve Hotel Awards Without Points

News and notes from around the interweb: 25 Fascinating Rules of Etiquette from Around the World Marriott Rewards will start offering free wireless internet to all guests who are members of the program and book directly through a Marriott channel, starting January 15. Show More Summary

Free Wi-Fi to All Marriott Rewards Members Starting in 2015

9 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Free Wi-Fi will be available as a standard benefit at greater than 3,800 hotel properties worldwide to all 47 million members of Marriott Rewards who book reservations through the official booking channels offered by Marriott International,...Show More Summary

Free Wifi For All Marriott Rewards Members Starting In 2015

Marriott made a pretty major announcement today, which we should all be excited about. As of January 15, 2015, Marriott Rewards members will receive complimentary standard wifi as long as they make their reservation directly with Marriott (be it online, over the phone, or at a hotel). Show More Summary

Review: Etihad Airways Business Class A320 Abu Dhabi to Cairo

Even though I've flown Etihad quite a bit, this was my first time on one of their regional aircraft. Etihad's A320 business class consists of a total of 16 seats, spread across four rows in a 2-2 configuration. The color scheme of the cabin is a bit, erm, bright, at least for a flight departing at 1AM. Show More Summary

American Express Centurion Lounge Opens in San Francisco Next Week!

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

20% Bonus MileagePlus Miles When You Convert Hotel Points

11 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Convert those unused frequent guest loyalty program points of lodging companies into MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles towards award travel on United Airlines — and receive a bonus of 20 percent on all conversions worth...Show More Summary

Answers To Your Questions About The US Airways Preferred Trial

On Tuesday I wrote about the US Airways Trial Preferred program, which is hands down the best way to earn top tier status with US Airways (and now by connection, with the new American). It's one of the few "shortcuts" to top tier elite status, so understandably there were many questions. Many, many, questions. Show More Summary

Huge Vancouver Hotel Discounts With beVancouver is back with another amazing promotion on Vancouver hotels for this winter, similar to the promotion they ran last year. beVancouver is offering a $50-$125 gift card for each booking at one of their qualifying hotels, even for one night stays. Show More Summary

Don’t Lose Your Global Entry Privileges By Making This One Simple Mistake!

Global Entry is fantastic skipping the immigration and customs queues when you return to the U.S. I didn’t love the fingerprinting or background check that went along with it, but I figured all my cell phone data was being logged anyway long before Edward Snowden was cool. Show More Summary

Spotted: American Airlines' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

AA's first Boeing 787 was spotted shortly after it emerged from a Boeing paint facility.        

The Miracle of an Ordinary Day Trip to the Bay Area (Trip Report)

Back in July, I was asked to speak on a panel about travel at Stanford’s reunion weekend. I gladly accepted... Read More

Official: The Centurion Lounge San Francisco Opens November 6, 2014

American Express has gotten into the airport lounge business, as they've been opening several of their own lounges for cardmembers around the country, called Centurion Lounges. So far they have lounges in Las Vegas, Dallas Ft. Worth,...Show More Summary

NoPhone: The Next Useless Fad Since the Pet Rock?

15 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

How would you like a lightweight gadget which is waterproof, shatterproof, will not bend, virtually free of maintenance, and is purportedly “toilet bowl resistant” whenever you travel? If you had replied “yes” to all of the above features, you are in luck, my friends. Show More Summary

Full Disclosure: How I Got My Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Instantly, for Free

Just days ago I shared my elite status update and why I chose each program. Since that was meant as a window into my actual travels, and I reported just 4 stays and nights with Hilton for the year, I thought an update was appropriate. Show More Summary

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