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Marriott Unexpected Bonus

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The Marriott hotel brand is one of my favorite and is my go to hotel brand while traveling. I don’t know if I actually like the Marriott’s better than say Hyatt, SPG or the Hilton Family, but in my line of work, it seems that my company has always preferred the Marriott family to any other, therefore I’ve grown accustom the brand and I am quite happy with it. (Although I honestly think I just love the concierge lounge access after just 50 nights a year) Each quarter Marriott ...

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Finnair unveils second plane in special Marimekko livery


Keeping in theme with Rohan’s latest post: New airline liveries: the good, the bad and the ugly, today I bring you pictures from FinnAir newest painted A330. A blue-forest livery based on the Marimekko print Metsänväki (“forest dwellers”) that emblems the corporation between Finnair and Marimekko.

The New Marimekko A330

With our Marimekko cooperation, we want to bring timeless yet modern Finnish design to the ...

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Special Offer: 7.66 miles per Dollar Spent on US Airways Credit Card


Barclay Bank has been busy in the United States trying to win over card holders from Chase and American Express and in doing so have introduced a number of airline credit card and rewards cards. The US Airways Dividend miles card is one that I do carry (see my summary of the card & benefits) and one that I am starting to enjoy more and more with each passing day. I originally signed up for this card back in January due to the pending AA/US merger and I jumped on the 40K sign up ...

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Get a 13 Month Delta SkyClub Membership for the Price of 12 Months


Update: Offer Expired

One of my favorite parts of flying is lounge access. It doesn’t matter how far I’m flying, spending a few minutes in the airline lounge is a nice way to begin or end a journey which always provides a comfortable place to relax between flights. Not to mention, during irregular operations the club agents seem to be able to do more for club members quicker than anyone else. The club provides not only a place to relax, but a service that is extremely ...

Foodstagram It!

Everyone LOVES to eat, or at least I LOVE to eat and in today’s world, so many of you like to take photos of your food and post it on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram to show your friends the culinary delights that you are indulging in! Now, instragramming your pictures just got better because your next meal could win you $1000!

From April 29-May 31, 2013 individuals who take a photograph at a restaurant that participates in a rewards program operated by Rewards Network and ...

Frontier Airline Charges for Carry on Bags & Drinks - Transitions to Ultra Low Cost Carrier

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Frontier Airline is drastically changing the way you fly and is keeping to their slogan—“a Whole Different Animal.” Summer 2013, Frontier Airline policies and onboard experience is getting a facelift and the airline is basically in transition from a low cost carrier to a Hybrid Ultra-Low cost carrier and follow Allegiant and Spirit's leads by charging customers for carry on bags that don’t fit under your seat and instead go in the overhead bin. In addition, free drinks ...

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Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Review

The luxurious world-class Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel offers modern amenity with extensive curb appeal located in the heart of Bangkok’s nightlife and shopping districts. Just steps away from high-end shopping, directly on the LTR (elevated train), and near by the famous late night club district and night markets of Si Lom, this hotel is in the ideal location for exploring Bangkok for travelers and businessmen alike and the prices of this hotel will not break the ...

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Free Platinum Status On American Airlines

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This morning I woke up to a lovely email from American Airlines telling me that I deserved FREE Platinum status! This year I have flown about 25,000 EQM since January and have already attained Gold status through 2014. Yet now, with this promotion I am being bumped to Platinum status. This is amazing since last year I only flew 16,000 EQM on AA and should truly have NO status. But thankfully, AA does not just drop Elite members, therefore I’m ...

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American Airlines 2013 Elite Rewards


American Airlines has announced their Elite Rewards for 2013, giving extra gifts to everyone who flies a certain amount of points, miles, or segments in 2013. Straying from the 2012 requirements, this year frequent fliers will be rewarded for flying based on all three status tiers instead of the harder to earn elite qualifying points, which was the only way to earn elite awards in 2012. This change means Elite Awards are easier to earn, because Elite Awards match status levels. Therefore, ...

10% off Copa Airline Flights


For a very limited of time Copa Airline is offering 10% off all their fares for flights purchased between and travel between April 27, 2013 and May 22, 2013 by using promotion code AFTRVL. Only fare classes C, D, Y, B, M, H, Q, K, V, U, S, W and E are eligible for this promotion and the ultra low economy fare classes of  N, L and T are excluded. Despite this, if you're traveling last minute or planing a May getaway, a 10% saving can be very substancial. In addition, all these fares on Copa Airlines earn 100% EQM (or 150% for business class) into Mileage Plus accounts, as Copa shares the Mileage Plus program with United. 

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Free Entrance to National Parks April 22 - 26

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The United States has 59 National Parks located in 27 States, the Virgin Islands, and America Samoa covering over 51.9million acres of land. To celebrate the national parks system, most national parks will grant free admission from April 22 to 26 in celebration of National Park Week. Normal day entrance fee range depending on the park, but the annual America the Beautiful pass is $80. Next week is a perfect opportunity for the family to get outside and explore our own country instead of ...

Win a Trip To London From American Express


Vente-Privee, the fashion forward discounter sponsored by American Express is now offering you a chance to jet away to London on them! Winner will receive a trip for two worth approximately $4900 and will get to paint the town on Vente-Privee dollar and enjoy spending $500 or 325 pounds on new clothing!


Enter Before May 8th and you and companion could be sightseeing and shopping in a world class city at someone else’s expense!

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3 Reasons To Stop Flying Delta in 2013

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Delta Airlines has been my go to airline ever since the merger with NWA. However, since the demise of WorldPerks and the continual devaluation of SkyMiles, now known as Skypesos, I have officially decided that no matter how much I might like Delta's on board offerings, crew, or route map, it’s time to find a new airline to be loyal to.

Since the merger with NWA, I have witnessed a number of perks stripped away from the Worldperk program as the two programs merged. In addition, ...

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250 Bonus Miles for Booking US Airways Flights With US Airways MasterCard

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US Airways is offering US Airways Mastercard holders a bonus of 250 miles for each flight they book using their US Airways Barclay’s Mastercard on US Airways now through 10/31/2013, as long as travel ends by 12/31/13. There is NO earning cap, meaning you can earn this bonus an unlimited number of times. For the US Airways Frequent traveler, miles will build up fast! This bonus is in addition to the double miles you will already earn for each purchase since ...

$25 off Alaska Airline Flights


Alaska Airlines is offering new mileage plan members who are residence of California an opportunity to take $25 off their next flight! Just register for a new mileage plan account before October 21, 2013 and within 48 hours, new members will receive an email with a voucher code for $25 off their next flight that is booked at The voucher is only good for flights departing from California, but with 34 nonstop destinations from 15 California airports  hroughout the state, no ...

Up To 10% Back on JetBlue Flights

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JetBlue is offering  $25, $50, or $100 travel voucher to be used at a later time to customers who buy airline tickets between now and April 30th for travel from April 16-July 30, 2013. The more the ticket costs to high the voucher is, but essentially, it could equal as much as 10% back!

Good things come to those who jet now. Get up to $100* off fall fares when you book by April 30 for travel April 16 through June 19, 2013. Promo code will be sent via email on or around July 1 ...

Delta Overhauls Same Day Change Policies

Delta just announced sweeping changes to their Same Day Travel policies affecting both Elites and Non-elites looking to make changes to their reservations on the same day of travel. The official announcement/media release has yet to be released but this was posted on flyertalk this morning by Delta:

Starting on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, you will be able to request a change on the day of your any time prior to the departure time of your original flight within the same calendar day ...

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My CrossOver Rewards Have Posted!


Delta Airline SkyMiles program is FAR from perfect and has some of the WORST redemption availability in the industry (Yet I still find amazing use for my Skymiles). In addition, the recent MQD requirement is such a devaluation of the program, words alone cannot describe my anger and annoyance at Delta Airlines. In Fact, my annoyance is so grand that I’ve moved most of my flying over to American Airlines this year and I’ve burned almost every Skymile I have in my account. Despite ...

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Double Miles On ALL Alaska Airline Flights


In 2011, Alaska Air launched a special mileage plan for residence of Alaska known as Club 49. Club 49 comes with the added benefit of 2 free check bags when traveling to, from or within Alaska and a Travel Now voucher providing 30% off a full Y fare class for last minute travel. Now, Alaska Airlines has upped the ante and is offering DOUBLE redeemable miles on ALL Alaska Air flights this spring and summer for Club 49 members!

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Virgin America Status Challenge for Southwest Airline Elite


Virgin America started offering status matches last November for American Air and United Elite frequent flyers. When they first offered the status match, those matched to Virgin America Elite status were not offered a true status match, but instead were given a status challenge. In addition, not all benefits were provided (specifically the lounge benefit). Now, many months later, Virgin America has expanded their status challenge and has invited Southwest Airline Elite Flyers to match their ...

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