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Alaska Airlines Doubles New York Presence with Four New Newark Flights

Alaska Airlines Newark network is more tripling in size over the next 9 months as Alaska Airline adds four new flights between Newark and West Coast destinations. The new transcontinental flights will add to Alaska Airlines growing transcontinental and go head-to-head with United as Alaska pushes ...

Lounge Review: Etihad Lounge at New York JFK

The Etihad Lounge at JFK is just stunning. It is architecturally beautiful inside and out. The pre-flight dining service is a culinary delight and the attentive service is warm and friendly. This was my first time flying Etihad Airways and I’m so glad I routed through New York to try out this ...

July 2016 New York City Travel Meetup

Our next New York City miles and points meetup is tomorrow night, July 12, 2016. Please RSVP on the link below so we can get an estimate of the number of attendees.  

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The bar is again extending their happy hour special with some drinks that are $6 or less. You must be 21 to enter. Look forward to seeing you there!


New York City Meetup tonight!

Reach for the Miles, the New York City miles, points and manufactured spend meetup, is now in its third year and hosting its 20th meetup tonight. With over 100 RSVP's it will be a great night for chatting about all things travel related. 

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The bar is again extending their happy hour special with some drinks that are $6 or less. You must be 21 to enter. 


New York City Travel Meetup Tonight!

We're having our next New York city miles and points meetup tonight!  We generally get between 50 and 70 people at each event and it's great time for you to meet and learn from other travelers. Come talk about manufactured spend, award redemptions, upcoming trips or to just learn from others.

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As usual the bar is extending their happy hour special for us and you must be 21 to enter. 

Look forward to seeing you there!

A Few Thoughts on the Park Hyatt New York

I had a quick business trip to Boston and New York over the weekend and ended up at the Park Hyatt New York on Sunday/Monday for what turned out to be a two-day, one-night stay. Here are three takeaways on Hyatt’s flagship North American property.
1. Service was over-the-top ...

Pictures: Saying Goodbye to United Airlines at JFK

The final United Airlines flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport just took off for Los Angeles, ending a storied era for United. Today you can view a selection of pictures I recently took around Terminal 7, United’s now former home at JFK. They are set in black and white to mark the ...

Times Square Hotel Room for $15

Hotel rooms in New York City are NOT cheap, and even using points is ridiculous! Trying to save money and use hotel points with any of the major hotel brands tend to require more points than it’s worth for a small overpriced room anywhere in New York City! Yet, as I was planning a weekend ...
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Last Chance for TWA Flight Center Tour at JFK this Sunday

The storied TWA Terminal at JFK is an architectural masterpiece that has sat vacant for more than a decade in the center of New York's busiest airport. Construction will soon begin to turn the empty terminal into a luxury hotel but you have one last chance to check out the terminal in is ...

Air China launches Newark as Chinese carriers expand in North America

An Air China 777-300ER taxis at LAX airport on April 4, 2013. Taken by Rohan Anand
Air China will commence four weekly flights to Newark airport from its Beijing - Peking hub on October 26, 2015, utilizing its 777-300ER fleet to operate the 6,931NM distance between the two cities in each ...

Every Major Airline is Adding NYC - LAX/SFO Frequencies This Fall

The Transcontinental battle for premium passengers is heating up as United leaves JFK for Newark and Delta, Jetblue, and American all beef up their schedules to offer more premium lay flat seats coast to coast than ever before!
With today’s announcement from Delta, business travelers and ...

June 2015 New York City Miles and Points Meetup

There's another New York City meetup this Tuesday evening. Join other frequent flyers in Manhattan at the next Reach for the Miles on June 23, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm in the Lower East Side. 

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Although I cannot attend this one, I hope to be at a future NYC meetup (need to check out the Park Hyatt New York and I'm dying to see The Book of Mormon on Broadway...). I'm sure it will be as fun as the LA meetup a few months ago. Happy Hour specials will be available and you must be 21 to enter. 

Asiana First Suites: OZ 221 New York JFK - Seoul ICN | Trip (Ro)Ports

Bidding adieu to Star Alliance United Airlines underwent a massive devaluation in February 2014 on award redemption via Star Alliance partner carriers using MileagePlus points. As I had accumulated well over enough points to buy at least two one-way award tickets in Premium cabins on partner ...

Hyatt Place NYC - Punching Above Its Weight

As part of the “Tour D’Hyatts” the Sherpstress, Sherpita and myself stayed in three different Manhattan Hyatts over three different nights.  We started with the Hyatt Place NYC and planned on working our way up the Hyatt chain through the Hyatt Herald Square and ultimately the ...

April 2015 New York City Frequent Flyer Meetup

The warm weather is finally in New York City so the balcony is open for drinks! Join other miles and points collectors and frequent flyers in Manhattan at the next Reach for the Miles on April 22nd from 6pm to 9pm in the Lower East Side.  
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The bar is again ...

Alaska Airlines Announces New Route: Seattle to New York JFK

Alaska Airlines is expanding service to New York City, by starting service between Seattle, Washington and New York JFK airport on September 16, 2015. This new route will complement Alaska Airlines current double daily service to Newark Liberty airport in New Jersey and will connect Alaska Airline ...

Hotel Review: DoubleTree Financial District, New York City

This review of the DoubleTree by Hilton Financial District, New York City, is part of my trip to New York in December of 2014. Just as the name implies, the DoubleTree Financial District is located in the financial district of lower Manhattan. Set in the Stone Street Historic District, the ...