American Express 100,000 Surpass card, Starwood adds Avianca Lifemiles, 30% off many chain hotels

– American Express still has links for the 100,000 Bonus Points American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card as well as the 75,000 Bonus Points American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card Both links look like they do work and usually these applications are being honored if you have screen shots. My favorite Hilton HHonors redemption remains […] Read on →

Hyatt Regency Dushanbe Review

The Hyatt Regency Dushanbe is located in the grounds of the excellent City Park, just about one mile from the city center. The building really stands out because of its modern architecture both inside and out. Check-in was super-friendly and in English. The staff reminded me very much of the excellent Hyatt staff in Bishkek, […] Read on →

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus, Premier and Premier Business cards all offering 50,000 bonus points

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus What’s the deal with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus, Premier and Premier Business cards? You can earn 50,000 Rapid Rewards when you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months with a Rapid Rewards Plus, Rapid Rewards Premier or Rapid Rewards Premier Business credit card! We’ve posted about these Southwest Airlines cards before, and for good […] Read on →

Etihad Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) EY182 777L (incl. Etihad Wi-Fly Review), Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO and Etihad Arrivals Lounge

I had been on the westbound flight (my Etihad Business Class Review) just 5 weeks earlier – this time I took the day time flight from the US to the UAE. Etihad uses Empire CLS in San Francisco for their complimentary chauffeur service (also on award tickets such as mine). The driver picked me up […] Read on →

500 free Virgin America Elevate, 50,000 Amex Gold Business Card, Singapore Airlines Business Class sale from Moscow

– Virgin America has another promotion to get 500 free Virgin Elevate points when signing up for this newsletter – American Express has upped the ante with the 50,000 American Express Business Rewards Gold Card – not a bad offer – just remember it is a lifetime bonus now – Singapore Airlines has some surprisingly […] Read on →

Up to 30% off Etihad flights from the US

Etihad flights from the US What’s the deal with Etihad flights from the US? Etihad is currently offering 20% off economy class and 30% off business class or first class flights around the world departing from the US between today, August 15th, 2016 and March 31st, 2017! This great discount can be used for one-way or round-trip flights to any worldwide destination […] Read on →

Delta’s buying spree, Etihad conquers Lufthansa, 50k Lufthansa card, topBonus 1,500 miles redemptions, Remitly $40 promo & 35% Bonus Avios

– Delta is on a buying spree and apparently eyeing 49% of Avianca and the same stake in Aeromexico – all those high domestic fares of the last few years are now translating into investments? – Remitly (frankly I never heard of them) is offering $40 in Amazon gift card for $50 transferred to India […] Read on →

My Favorite 10 Things to do Abu Dhabi

Things to do Abu Dhabi – Understand Abu Dhabi shares many similarities with Dubai, but it is less crowded, less frantic and has more of a ‘small town’ feel to it. This is changing rapidly though and the city keeps adding attraction after attraction that draw similar crowds as Dubai. As with Dubai, more ‘development’ […] Read on →