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American Express Studio Seattle Breakfast Menu

The American Express studio in Seattle has updated their breakfast spread and I must say I am very much impressed! Unlike American Express Centurion lounges, the Studio in Seattle does not have a full kitchen or bar, so the food and drink options are extremely limited in comparison to lounges ...

American Express Won't Confirm New Centurion Lounge at LAX...Yet

Is a new American Express Centurion Lounge coming to Los Angeles International Airport? Brian Summers points to a recent LAX employee newsletter claiming that one is coming between Terminals 6 and 7.

It does seem odd that American Express would place two couches and a big "Centurion ...

Matthew is Wrong - Hyatt Buying Starwood Is a Benefit to Customers

Earlier today I posted about Hyatt potentially buying Starwood hotels as reported by CNBC. Then Matthew from Live and Let's Fly here on Upgrd wrote this post.
There were of course some valid points:
"Northwest and Delta merged, and we lost a great Northwest loyalty program and ...
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Free Hilton HHonors Gold Elite Status With American Express Platinum Cards

American Express Platinum and Business Platinum cards are increasing their hotel partnership portfolios by now offering Hilton HHonors Gold status to card holders. Hilton becomes the second hotel company to offer complimentary elite status to American Express Platinum Card Holders after Starwood ...

United Club Food Menu for Autumn 2015

Earlier this year, United Airlines announced some pretty sweet upgrades to the complimentary food menu in its airport lounges. Not that it had a choice, with Delta also enhancing its club food, but to United's credit the new offerings have been a real improvement thus far.
I was in the United ...
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New Priority Pass Lounge in T5 at London Heathrow


While I usually make a beeline to one of the British Airways lounges when traveling through Heathrow's Terminal 5, lately I have been doing more intra-Europe economy class on BA (only 4,500 miles for flights under 600 miles). Having lost my AA Executive Platinum status, that means no more BA ...

Here's How to Save Money and Get More Miles and Points at Gas Stations

Summer is here and you know what that means? That's right, higher gasoline prices. Every summer, the oil refineries switch to their summer blend blah blah blah. I'm not smart enough to understand what that all means but what I do know is that my gas expenses goes through the roof around this time of ...
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Photo Tour of the Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami

American Express opened up their fifth Centurion Lounge last Thursday in Miami. Located on the 4th level by Gate D12, in the former British Airways lounge, the Centurion Lounge is open daily from 5am to 11pm and provides a wealth of amenities over a standard airline lounge.

I was ...
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Photo Tour of American Express Centurion Lounge at LAS

American Express has a growing network of airport lounges including a spacious lounge at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas that is so enjoyable that I recently forced a connection in Las Vegas just to take advantage of it!
With plenty of room to work, relax, eat, drink, and ...
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Last Call for 40% American Express Transfer Bonus to British Airways

We're just a few hours away from the end of the most lucrative American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonus we've seen in more than a year. Last call to take advantage of the 40% British Airways Executive Club transfer bonus.

Did I take advantage? Yes, although I did not go crazy ...
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A tour of Hyatt Hotels

After many years of wallowing around in the mire of other programs, I have become a fully-fledged Hyatt enthusiast.  I tried SPG, Hilton, IHG and even Club Carlson.  They all have their place and time.  I don't always have a choice of where I stay, but when a Hyatt is available, I am ...

Flying Blue Promo Awards for January 2015

Each month Air France / KLM Flying Blue offer Promo Awards and I have highlighted the value of these awards on many occasions. While the January 2015 promotion is modest, Canadian travelers have a great opportunity to save on business class travel to ...

Today is American Express Small Business Saturday

Hopefully you have all registered your American Express cards for Small Business Saturday today, an annual event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in which American Express offers a cash-back incentive in order to boost small business.
This year's offer is a bit different than in the past -- ...
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American Express Centurion Club T1 Mexico D.F.

I tend to LOVE American Express Centurion lounges so when I missed my flight in Mexico City and found that I had a few extra hours to kill I decided to relax in the Centurion Club instead of clearing security and going to the Admirals Club. Yet to my surprise, this Centurion club was nothing like ...
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Photo Tour of American Express Centurion Lounge at SFO

I met my brother for dinner at the newest American Express Centurion Lounge last night at San Francisco International Airport. This fourth U.S. AMEX lounge is great - a welcome addition to Terminal 3 at SFO and a great alternative to the other lounge offerings in the terminal and connected ...
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FAQs: American Express Centurion Lounge in SFO Now Open

American Express has opened its fourth U.S. Centurion Lounge today, this one at San Francisco International - I intend to visit it later today and post pictures tomorrow, but for now here is some helpful info on the new lounge--
Q: Who has access to the lounge?
A: All American Express ...
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