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Airfare Deal – from Los Angeles to Hartford $197 on American Airlines

Airfare Deal – from Los Angeles to Hartford $197 on American Airlines

Departure from: Los Angeles (LAX)

Destination: Hartford (BDL)

Stops: No

Airline(s): American Airlines

Sample dates: May 3 – May 6

Total miles flown: 5,040 miles

Fare class: Q

Cost per mile flown (the lower the better): 3.9

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Review: Asiana Airlines Business Class – Jakarta, Indonesia to Seoul, South Korea

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Jakarta Airport is not known for its efficiency but has made great strides in the last 4 years. It's been neglected for a long time but recently improved upgrades have been installed and the old facilities are operated in a better way.

Asiana uses Terminal 2 – the default choice for international flights. It has several entrances and confusingly the screens only list flights for that particular sub-section. It's certainly not easy to find the Asiana check-in counter this way.

Once I found it, I was sent away again as there is also a Premium check-in for Business Class passengers for Asiana, Cathay, Emirates and several other airlines. It's a bit like the Lufthansa First Class Terminal but on a much more modest scale. A dedicated agent checks you in while you wait seated comfortably. I found the agents to be super-friendly (no surprise in Indonesia) but also knowledgeable.

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Once your bags are tagged you are escorted to a separate immigration line. Immigration can be a zoo sometimes so this is more than marvellous. It took all but 10 seconds for me to get through. Right behind it is the JAS Premium Lounge which seemingly all non-Indonesian airlines use. There are some light snacks and soda as well as beer on tap.

The WiFi is very slow in typical Indonesian fashion but it works. The lounge was pretty crowded at 10.30PM but not annoyingly so.

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Asiana uses the rather new A330 on this flight. It's a great product for a regional flight but the seats are just angled lie-flat. Since this was a night flight I was hoping for fully lie-flat (foolish of me, I know). However, the seat felt more comfortable than my flight in the 747 a couple of weeks ago. The back support was better and I actually fell asleep just after takeoff and barely woke up for breakfast.

I assume supper was served but sadly I have no recollection of it :( The seat really must have been comfortable!

Breakfast service started 2 hours before landing which I felt was too early. I waited until 45 minutes from Seoul and the flight attendants had no trouble serving it then.

The yogurt tasted good and the fruit was fresh. The Korean-style beef wasn't great, unfortunately. It definitely didn't taste fresh. I didn't opt for any of the breads and they didn't look appealing anyway.

Asiana has the same modern and easy to use in-flight entertainment system that is being used on the longer routes to Seattle.

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Landing was right on-time and I proceeded to immigration. The lines were long but they were managed very well so that the total wait was under 10 minutes.

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I booked the trip using 22,500 United miles as a one-way. The flight was for sale for $1,200 in Business Class and $350 in Economy at the time of booking.

This was a good flight with Asiana. The flight attendants were very attentive and as friendly as usual. The food was mainly okay with some great items that made up for it. The seat was comfortable and spacious. I would have wished for a fully lie-flat for this red-eye flight but I had no issues sleeping.

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Earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points® when staying at Radisson® hotels in Canada

Earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points® when staying at Radisson® hotels in Canada


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Type of promotion: Hotels, earn more points

Hotel chain: Club Carlson

What are the benefits?

Earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points® at participating Radisson® hotels when you stay either a Friday and Saturday stay or a Saturday and Sunday stay from now through to May 31, 2014.

Use the promotional code GPPWKND when booking this offer.

Terms and Conditions

The Reward Your Weekend promotion (the "Promotion") is subject to availability and blackout dates. To earn the Promotion's 10,000 bonus Gold Points® ("Bonus Points"), your stay must be booked using the promotion code GPPWKND, and must contain at least two nights including a consecutive Friday and Saturday stay or a consecutive Saturday and Sunday stay. You must be a Club Carlson member to earn the Bonus Points. Please allow up to 14 days after departure for the Bonus Points to post to your account. The Promotion is valid at participating Radisson® hotels in Canada for stays beginning on or before May 31, 2014.

The Promotion is subject to all Club Carlson program terms and conditions. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Promotion without notice. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions and the Club Carlson terms and conditions.

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Enjoy 30% off suites and more with SPG’s new promotion “NYC Suite Week”

Enjoy 30% off suites and more with SPG's new promotion NYC Suite Week


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Type of promotion: Hotels

Hotel chain: Starwood

What are the benefits?

· 30% Off Suites
· Early Check-in/Late Check-out
· Complimentary Internet
· Three Signature Amenities

Valid for stays through March 31, 2015

Terms and Conditions

• Offer is valid at participating Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York City and New Jersey.
• Offer is valid for stays booked and completed between April 15, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
• Book online, call your travel professional, or call (877) 782-0108 and mention NYCSTE.
• An eligible stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying a qualifying rate in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-in or check-outs that occur.
• Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per room, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes.
• A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates.
• Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
• Offer not applicable to groups.
• Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change.
• Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.
• Void where prohibited by law.
• Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.
• Starpoints, SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

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Earn Double Miles on Popular Alaska Airlines Routes

Earn Double Miles on Popular Alaska Airlines Routes

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Type of promotion: Airlines, earn more miles

Airlines: Alaska Airlines

What are the benefits?

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Terms & Conditions:

Registration is required prior to your first qualifying flight. Double Miles offer is valid only on qualifying paid nonstop flights between Seattle (SEA) and Anchorage (ANC), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), or Vancouver (YVR) from June 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines. Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account in order to earn Double Miles. All travel must be completed by December 31, 2014. Not valid on free or award travel. Double Miles will not count towards Mileage Plan™ Elite Status. Club 49™ members are auto-enrolled to receive Double Miles between Anchorage and Seattle as part of this promotion. Please allow four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan™ account. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.

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Airfare Deal – Phoenix to Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) $658 ai rt (Delta/KLM)

Airfare Deal - Phoenix to Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) $658 ai rt (Delta/KLM)

Departure from: Phoenix (PHX)

Destination: Stockholm (ARN)

Stops: Los Angeles (LAX) / New York (JFK) / Amsterdam (AMS)

Airline(s): Delta

Sample dates: Sep. 10 – Sep. 17

Total miles flown: 13,391 miles (13653 miles with 500 miles minimum)

Fare class: V

Cost per mile flown (the lower the better): 4.8

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