Route updates from San Francisco

Route updates from San Francisco

I just discovered BAT – the Bay Area Traveler. And he's been compiling a number of posts of with route updates. United United is pulling the aging 747 from the Melbourne and Sydney routes. That's great news for Economy passengers but not so great news for award travelers since the business and first cabins will […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spotlight: Ayada Maldives Resort

Spotlight: Ayada Maldives Resort

Ayada Maldives Resort is a nicely looking resort in the Maldives. It's not part of any chain but with prices under $250 almost an economy version as far as resorts in the Maldives go. Instead of paying $2,000 for a ticket to the Maldives you can use award tickets. United Mileage Plus gets you to […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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How to successfully apply for reward credit cards

How to successfully apply for reward credit cards

Applying for reward credit cards plays a major role in accumulating the miles needed in order to use award tickets. Below are the most common questions. How many cards should I apply for? Many 'flight hackers' including yours truly have found out that it's a good idea to apply for cards in a certain cycle. […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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How to book an award ticket?

How to book an award ticket?

Q: What is an award ticket? Award tickets are tickets you pay for (at least partially) with airline miles. Tickets are usually changeable and fully refundable (against a fee if you are no elite flyer with that airline). The airline makes parts of its inventory to award redemptions. Each airline has a different set of […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Seville

Travel inspiration – Seville

Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) [1] is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Casablanca

Travel inspiration – Casablanca

Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, Dar al-Bayda) may be the cosmopolitan, industrial and economic heart of Morocco (and its largest city), but it is one of the less endearing of the country's sights. With a small, unassuming medina and a traffic-congested ville nouvelle, travellers arriving via Casablanca may be tempted to find the first train out […]

Posted on September 29, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Pradue

Travel inspiration – Pradue

Prague is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings – consider printing them all. Prague (Czech: Praha) is the capital city and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is one of the largest cities of Central Europe and has served as the capital of the historic region […]

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Budapest

Travel inspiration – Budapest

Budapest (Approx. Hungarian pronunciation: "boo-dah-pesht") [1] is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating nightlife increasingly appreciated among European youth, and last but not least, an exceptionally rich offer of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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The resolution of the Qatar Airways mistake fare?

The resolution of the Qatar Airways mistake fare?

Qatar Airways came through today with an email (several days after changing tickets unilaterally). You recently purchased a ticket at qatarairways.com for travel within South East Asia, including a transfer through Doha. This itinerary through Doha was quoted to you for a price that is intended only for short haul direct flights in Asia. This […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spend New Years eve in Maui, Hawaii

Spend New Years eve in Maui, Hawaii

I just redeemed 2 Free Night Certificates from the Chase Hyatt credit card at the Andaz Maui in Wailea. I really love the area and whenever I'm in Maui I make my way out there. I initially looked at the Waldorf Astoria next door but it only has availability using points (or free night certificates) […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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15% discount code for Hyatt Hotels

15% discount code for Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt has a discount code for participants of the 'Chase' game. I wasn't targeted but the discount code has been made available and it gives you 15% off the Hyatt Daily Rate for most hotels I tried. Just enter DISC15 in the correct spot on the Hyatt website. Now Hyatt frequently has better priced 'sales' […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Today’s travel inspiration – Santorini

Today’s travel inspiration – Santorini

Picture Source Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine (eggplant), the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano. There are naturally fantastic beaches […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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How to Save 48% on a New IPhone 5S

How to Save 48% on a New IPhone 5S

While seemingly off topic from the usual travel related posts, this is a great way to get $95 or roughly 48% off a brand new 16GB IPhone 5S using some practical skills learned from travel hacking. One of the most useful tools in the travel hacking game is what many call "double dipping". Essentially, this […]

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Today’s travel inspiration- Acropolis in Greece

Today’s travel inspiration- Acropolis in Greece

Picture Source The Athenian Acropolis is the ancient high city of Athens, a prominent plateaued rock perched high above the modern city with commanding views and an amazing array of ancient architecture, mostly from the Classical period of Ancient Greece, the most famous of which is the Parthenon. A visit to Athens is not complete […]

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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25% discount on all Saudia flights, $448 flights Milan to Manila, Join Alfursan and get 2,500 free miles

25% discount on all Saudia flights, $448 flights Milan to Manila, Join Alfursan and get 2,500 free miles

Saudi Arabian Airlines is putting on a promotion that gives a solid 25% on all flights booked on their website for Economy, Business and First. In addition the airlines loyalty program gives you 2,500 miles for joining Join us to celebrate the Saudi National Day and get 25% discount on all of our international flights*. […]

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Today’s travel inspiration – Bali

Today’s travel inspiration – Bali

Picture Source Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth. With world-class surfing and […]

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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The current state of the QR tickets in Asia

The current state of the QR tickets in Asia

We were covering the fares Qatar Airways (QR) was publishing that allowed for cheap mileage runs from Asia to Doha and back two weeks ago. Now Qatar Airways has decided to not honor the deal. Unfortunately this has happened by stealth – tickets have been changed without an email or other notification to consumers. Qatar […]

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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New Star Alliance Lounge to Open at LAX

New Star Alliance Lounge to Open at LAX

LAX Lounge In my experience flying through LAX, many of the lounges tend to be overcrowded, understaffed, or simply unappealing. The new Star Alliance lounge in the Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal at LAX opening TOMORROW, September 25th, aims to fix that. It is branded as an Air New Zealand lounge, but it has clearly been […]

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Todays travel inspiration – Seychelles

Todays travel inspiration – Seychelles

Picture Source The Seychelles were disputed between France and Great Britain during the age of colonialism, with Britain ending up in control in 1814 after the Napoleonic Wars. The islands achieved independence in 1976; however, free elections did not occur until 1993. The politics of this island group remain in something of a state of […]

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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