Interview with ‘The Guy’ from flightsandfrustration.com

Interview with ‘The Guy’ from flightsandfrustration.com

Today's interview features 'The Guy' who refuses to be named in public but writes a great blog at flightsandfrustration.com. He offers a more British perspective on the travel world. How, why and when did you get started to blog your thoughts on travel? I began the blog http://flightsandfrustration.com in September 2012. I suppose that I'd […]

Posted on December 21, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Review: LAN Business Class from Lima, Peru to Buenos Aires, Argentina plus SUMAQ VIP LOUNGE

Review: LAN Business Class from Lima, Peru to Buenos Aires, Argentina plus SUMAQ VIP LOUNGE

Book your flight on LAN here. Oneworld Member LAN operates in most South American countries and has established itself as an efficient, premium player a notch above most other players in their local markets. LAN Peru, LAN Chile, LAN Argentina, LAN Brazil are operated separately but all use the same standard equipment. LAN Peru can […]

Posted on December 20, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Buying a mobile phone SIM card – in Peru!

Buying a mobile phone SIM card – in Peru!

Image courtesy of http://studentsforliberty.org If you have been to Asia – you know how comfortable it is to get a local SIM card and use the mobile Internet. At Taiwan airport there is a booth just to the left when you exit and the girls will put a working SIM card in your iPhone in […]

Posted on December 19, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Review: Intercontinental Hotel Buenos Aires

Review: Intercontinental Hotel Buenos Aires

Book the Intercontinental Hotel Buenos Aires here. The Intercontinental Buenos Aires is located in the heart of Buenos Aires downtown. It's close to trendy San Telmo and just a couple of blocks from the main shopping drag 'Calle Florida' and the main government buildings. It accompanies almost half of a city block and has a […]

Posted on December 18, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews

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New Hyatt Promotion for 2014

New Hyatt Promotion for 2014

I make it no secret that Hyatt is by far my favorite hotel company. Although they have one of the smaller footprints throughout the world, I've almost always enjoyed my stays at their line of brands from the efficient Hyatt Places to their ultra-luxurious Park Hyatt hotels. Having diamond status with Hyatt has provided me […]

Posted on December 18, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Top Travel destinations for 2014

Top Travel destinations for 2014

CNN dissects some of major travel destinations for 2014. If you need some inspiration for your 2014 holidays – check it out. The Panama Canal will celebrate it's 100th birthday. I plan to be there next year and see it finally. Obviously the World Cup in Brazil will be a major draw. Just expect huge […]

Posted on December 17, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel predictions for 2014?

Travel predictions for 2014?

Bloomberg has a couple of interesting predictions: You'll pay less for many flights within the U.S. (It's about time!) Given that US Airways and American Airlines just merged I'd expect less competition on many routes. While JetBlue and Southwest keep expanding I can't see major capacity growth. Given that demand will probably stay strong I […]

Posted on December 17, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Do this Now: 3% Cashback on AMEX Gift Cards

Do this Now:  3% Cashback on AMEX Gift Cards

Manufactured spending is basically the act of putting extra spend on your points and mileage earning credit cards at little to no cost for the sole purpose of building up your miles/points totals. Sometimes, on rare occasions, you'll find an opportunity where you can actually do this and also make money. Buying AMEX Gift cards […]

Posted on December 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Hotel Deals for December 16th – Munchen and Nyborg

Hotel Deals for December 16th – Munchen and Nyborg

The deals below have appeared on major booking sites. The deals were valid at the time that we tested them. Mistake rates may or may not be honored by the booking site (OTA) and or individual hotel. Hotel Excelsior Munchen Rate: 15 Euro's Book for: 4th November preferredhotelgroup.com Hotel Hesselet – Nyborg Rate: $29 Book […]

Posted on December 16, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Hotel Deals for December 14th – Two hotels in Rome

Hotel Deals for December 14th – Two hotels in Rome

The deals below have appeared on major booking sites. The deals were valid at the time that we tested them. Mistake rates may or may not be honored by the booking site (OTA) and or individual hotel. Hotel Aurora Garden Rome Rate: £5 Book for: Sat 1st November Book at booking.com Inn I Tre Moschettieri […]

Posted on December 14, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Airline Status and How to Maximize It

Airline Status and How to Maximize It

This might not come as a surprise to many of you, but I enjoy outsized returns on my investments. Having been an Executive Platinum member of American Airlines AAdvantage program for the past two years, I've really enjoyed the perks of top tier status: namely many complimentary upgrades on domestic flights, 8 systemwide upgrades on […]

Posted on December 13, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Interview with Cacinda Maloney – PointsandTravel.com

Interview with Cacinda Maloney – PointsandTravel.com

Today's interview features Cacinda Maloney of PointsandTravel.com. How, why and when did you get started to blog your thoughts on travel? I started my blog in August 2012, but have been traveling every six weeks of my life for 18+ years now. What is your blog all about? It is about what I call "value […]

Posted on December 12, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Review: Sheraton Lima Hotel, Peru

Review: Sheraton Lima Hotel, Peru

Book the Sheraton Lima Hotel here. The Starwood properties in Lima are rather interesting. There is a new Westin that catches room rates above $250, a Four Points by Sheraton which sells for $150 and a full service Sheraton Lima, which can be had for as low as $75. Why would a FS Sheraton be […]

Posted on December 11, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews

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The Miles & Points Blogosphere – best for the week of 12/11/2013

The Miles & Points Blogosphere – best for the week of 12/11/2013

Image from dynastyclothingstore.com 1. Delta Actually Improves Their Program: Delta has long known for being the airline with the stingiest and most customer unfriendly policies. Their Skymiles (derisively referred to many as Skypesos) are some of the least valuable miles in the industry, even after the horrible gutting of the United frequent flyer program. So […]

Posted on December 11, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Hotel Deals for December 11th – London and Florence

Hotel Deals for December 11th – London and Florence

The deals below have appeared on major booking sites. The deals were valid at the time that we tested them. Mistake rates may or may not be honored by the booking site (OTA) and or individual hotel. The Wesley , London Rate: £21 Book for: 3rd October Book at thewesley.co.uk Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio Rate: […]

Posted on December 11, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Hotel Deals for December 10th – Two hotels in Munich

Hotel Deals for December 10th – Two hotels in Munich

The deals below have appeared on major booking sites. The deals were valid at the time that we tested them. Mistake rates may or may not be honored by the booking site (OTA) and or individual hotel. Star Inn Hotel Munchen Rate: $1 Book for: January 1 Book at agoda.com Leonardo Boutique Savoy Hotel Rate: […]

Posted on December 10, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Hotel Deals for December 9th – Two hotels in Berlin

Hotel Deals for December 9th – Two hotels in Berlin

The deals below have appeared on major booking sites. The deals were valid at the time that we tested them. Mistake rates may or may not be honored by the booking site (OTA) and or individual hotel. Azimut Berlin Kurfuerstendamm Rate: £10 /£20 single /double Book for: 2/7/2014- 20/7/2014 Book at azimuthotels.com Abendstern – Charlottenburg […]

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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American Airlines and US Airways merge – US Airways to join oneworld 3/31/2014 – selected Star Alliance partnerships to remain

American Airlines and US Airways merge – US Airways to join oneworld 3/31/2014 – selected Star Alliance partnerships to remain

American Airlines and US Airways have merged officially today and released statements on their website. Here is the most important bit from the American Airlines release: While we've legally combined as one company, we'll continue to function as two separate airlines for quite some time, and very few changes will happen immediately. This is especially […]

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in American Airlines AAdvantage

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Another way to get a free flight?

Another way to get a free flight?

octal CNN has the story of Tom Wagner who managed to stay on-board after all the passengers and the crew left the plane. And then the lights went out… Apparently a very deep sleeper, he didn't wake up when the plane landed. And somehow when airline employees were doing their usual sweep of the plane, […]

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Is travel to North Korea safe?

Is travel to North Korea safe?

Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang North Korea Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal run a story about the dangers of going to North Korea. A trip to North Korea is high on my list and I was surprised that North Korea actually detained 4 American citizens during the last couple of years. More U.S. citizens are visiting […]

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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