My Top 10 favorite airline awards

Here's my list of my favorite airline awards. 1) Fly from Alaska (even the remote Barrow, AK or Adak, AK) to Lima, Peru for 30,000 American Advantage miles One-Way in Business with a free stop-over in SFO/ LAX 2) Lufthansa & others from the US to Asia with a stop-over in Europe in First Class […] Read on →

My Top 10 Club Carlson redemptions

moscow I bet you all participated in the Club Carlson promotions in 2011/2012. While points do not expire they are forfeited after 2 years of no account activity – so if you rarely use Radisson for regular stays make sure you use your points before they expire. Here are my personal top 10: 1) Radisson Royal […] Read on →

An update on my hotel theft case

flickr_3625082311 Michael Gwyther-Jones A quick update on my pending case. The GM called this morning and he was polite but unapologetic. He gave me a quick pep talk along the lines 'Since I'm in this hotel no theft has ever happened. If an item gets lost it's always the guest who misplaces it and sometimes calls […] Read on →

What is a BRG – an introduction

Best_Rate_Guaranteed Over the next couple of posts I'd like to share the 'secrets' of the major hotel chains Best Rate Guarantees with you. I have used this tool many times traveling and it's a great weapon in every travelers war chest. What's the different between Best Rate Guarantee/ Best Price Guarantee/ Look No Further Guarantee? Every […] Read on →

Winner of the American Airlines SWU

flickr_2431507460 randomduck Yes we have a winner for the American Airlines SWU! Congratulations @mkliao please get in touch with us as soon as possible to upgrade your flights! Thank you all very much for participating! There will be a new giveaway starting Friday for 10,000 American Express Membership Rewards. Please stay tuned. Read on →

Conrad Hong Kong Review

lobby2 Book the Conrad Hong Kong here. After 3 days in the 'burbs were were excited to get to downtown Hong Kong and see a bit of the 'action'. I took a cab from the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin to the Conrad and paid about HKD300. The Conrad tower is tall (61 floors) but does have […] Read on →

Another option for cheap flights to the Maldives?

flydubai1 flyDubai the Dubai based discount airline has launched MLE, Male, Maldives as a new destination. Commencing on 19 January 2013, flights will operate five times a week between Dubai's Terminal 2 and the Maldives' Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on the island of Malé. Bringing flydubai's presence in the Indian Subcontinent to nine points across six […] Read on →

Book cheaper car rentals with discount codes

export3 MillionMilesSecrets posted an interesting information about finding cheap car rental rates using two popular rewards malls. The secret weapon to slashing hundreds of dollars in car rentals is to book car rentals with cash (or you can redeem points) through the Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi Thank You or Capital One travel portals. I wasn't even […] Read on →