Five more airlines joined the TSA PreCheck program!

Five more airlines joined the TSA PreCheck program!

The Transportation Security Administration has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, Philippine Airline, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. What is the PreCheck program? The TSA’s PreCheck program allows […]

Posted on August 17, 2019 by in Travel News

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Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Review

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Review

The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is located just outside the gates of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It’s prime real estate – you are just steps away from the ‘Black Water Bay’ filming location of ‘Game of Thrones’. The building itself is surprisingly large given the real estate prices in and around the World Heritage site […]

Posted on August 17, 2019 by in Hotel Reviews

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New rules coming for Mount Everest climbers – how fit do you have to be?

New rules coming for Mount Everest climbers – how fit do you have to be?

A panel advising Nepal’s government has recommended that the climbers that want to climb Mount Everest should demonstrate their climbing skills beforehand. Another suggestion is that they provide a certificate of physical fitness, and employ experienced guides. Recent tragedies revolving Mount Everest climbers have the government extremely worried. Fees for climbers are also proposed, up […]

Posted on August 17, 2019 by in Travel News

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Holiday Inn Belgrade Review

Holiday Inn Belgrade Review

The Holiday Inn Belgrade is located in ‘Novi Belgrade’ a part of town with a rather mixed history but lot’s of new developments (and buildings).  The local ‘Uber-like’ service gets you to town for under $4 or it is a 45 minute walk. The hotel looks rather new from the outside but is pretty old […]

Posted on August 16, 2019 by in Travel Deals

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Travel to Hawaii for only 7.5k miles each way!

Travel to Hawaii for only 7.5k miles each way!

Visiting Hawaii is at the top of most travelers’ bucket lists. The idyllic, tropical paradise offers more than just beaches. Nick Reyes from The Frequent Miler discovered this lovely opportunity recently: 7.5k Turkish Miles each way in the economy to Hawaii. And, if there’s award availability, you can go by in Business Class each way […]

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in Travel Deals

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Marriott announces major award changes

Marriott announces major award changes

In the past year, Marriott has constantly been adjusting its loyalty program. This winter they announced Marriott Bonvoy as the name behind their combined loyalty program. After the announcement of Marriott Bonvoy, they introduced Category 8 award pricing, meaning that the free night awards could go up as high as 85,000 points. Peak and Off-Peak […]

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in Travel Deals

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Russian pilots hailed as heroes after saving 241 passengers

Russian pilots hailed as heroes after saving 241 passengers

A Russian Ural Airlines Airbus A321 made an emergency landing in a cornfield outside Moscow’s  Zhukovsky International Airport on Thursday after hitting a flock of birds during take-off, causing both engines to malfunction, according to the airline. What happened? Two pilots, Captain Damir Yusupov, and First Officer Gregory Murzin executed a truly miraculous landing. After take-off, […]

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in Travel Deals

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Samoa Airways to launch direct flights to Los Angeles? Yes really.

Samoa Airways to launch direct flights to Los Angeles? Yes really.

Direct flights Samoa-Los Angeles American Samoa governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga confirmed to local broadcaster Talanei that Samoa Airways will launch direct services to the U.S. mainland – specifically Los Angeles. Currently, neither of the Samoas have a direct connection to the U.S. mainland. The American Samoan government is looking into legal means to overcome current […]

Posted on August 14, 2019 by in Travel Deals

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