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Priority Pass Guest Access with Chase Sapphire Reserve

Chase has been as clear as mud when it comes to whether the Priority Pass Select membership included with the Chase Sapphire Reserve allows only complimentary cardmember access (like Priori ...

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How Would You Handle a Harassing Seatmate?

There is a story trending about a woman who was traumatized on a British Airways flight by a man behind who "refused" to let her recline. After physical and verbal assault, she finally spoke to the crew and ...

DoubleWides Fly

Choice Privileges Fall Promotion 2016: Stay 2, Earn 1 Free Night

Choice Privileges is re-launching their stay twice earn one night free promotion which provides guests a total of 8,000 points after making two separate stays. The promotion starts Septe ...

Regional First

Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the A340-600 from London to Dubai

Flying from Chicago to Dubai with a ~12 hour stop in London isn't the most efficient way to get there, but I got a good value out of some old Delta miles that we had and we enjoy ...

The Trip Sherpa

Chase’s 5/24 Rule: Unsubstantiated Gossip, Facts, and the State of Travel Blogging - But Hurry!

A few disclaimers before we get started  No Credit Card Commissions Though this post is about travel credit cards, we here at Upgrd don’t re ...

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Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Worthwhile?

The blogosphere has exploded with posts about the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card and I would not begrudge you for wondering whether the card is worth securing or just a marketing ploy from bloggers either try ...

DoubleWides Fly

American Express Centurion Studio Seattle: Expansion Means Full Bar & Hot Food Summer of 2017

The American Express Centurion Studio in Seattle is about to get a major upgrade which will nearly double the small lounge space, improve views, and lead to ...

The Road More Traveled

Walking Among Giants - The Redwoods of Northern California

In my last post, I covered our drive up the California coast, focusing on the "coast" part of the equation.  Our primary goal for this trip, though, wasn't the water, but a different aspe ...

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British Airways' Curious Strategy for Growth

You're shopping for a ticket from London to New York and opt to pay an extra $500 for a Premium Economy seat on British Airways, which promises among other things "delicious meals" (with an "s"). Your ...

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