Some impressions from Bishkek, Kyrgyzystan

Some impressions from Bishkek, Kyrgyzystan

I spent the last 3 days in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and it's a really positive surprise. I did not know much abut the place before departing. While it's just 1000 miles from new Delhi, India and less than 500 miles from Urumqi, China it does not feel like Asia at all. True it has the same […]

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Hotel Review Intercontinental Istanbul

Hotel Review Intercontinental Istanbul

Book the Review Intercontinental Istanbul here. The hotel is just steps away from the Taksim square – the scene of the biggest protests in recent Turkish history. It's a high rise that started out as a Sheraton but has been reflagged a couple of years ago. Starwood does not have much of breadth in Istanbul […]

Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Hotel Review Park Hyatt Istanbul

Hotel Review Park Hyatt Istanbul

Book the Park Hyatt Istanbul here. The hotel is located in the Harbiye or Macka neighborhood with a number of upscale shops and restaurants. The area is expensive by any European or US standards. The Park Hyatt is a rather small, low-key though classy building in the neighborhood. It's very easy to miss the entrance […]

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews, World of Hyatt

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Hotel Review Swissotel Dresden

Hotel Review Swissotel Dresden

Book the Swissotel Dresden here. The Swissotel Am Schloss Dresden just opened about a year ago and is a brand new development as part of a newly restored city blocked in Dresden's old town. It's directly adjacent to Dresden treasury and steps away from the Frauenkirche. Check-In Check-In was done in under 60 seconds with […]

Posted on June 28, 2013 by in Hotel Reviews

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Aeroplan changing the award chart again

Aeroplan changing the award chart again

Aeroplan is serious about getting rid of eager Flyertalkers redeeming awards to Asia it seems. Not long ago this was the award too book with no fuel surcharges, generous round-the-world routing, 2 stops and and open-jaw and low mileage requirements. Aeroplan is also an American Express transfer partner making it easy to add on points. […]

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in Aeroplan

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Expedia launches ‘Expedia Rewards Hotel Price Guarantee’ – price match up to the night before check-in

Expedia launches ‘Expedia Rewards Hotel Price Guarantee’ – price match up to the night before check-in

Expedia has launched a secondary guarantee to it's Best Price Guarantee. The existing Best Price Guarantee is a rather generous policy that gives you $50 for each valid claim where you find a hotel room cheaper on another English website. However it only guarantees prices for 24 hours from the time of the booking at […]

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in Best Rate Guarantee, Expedia Coupons

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LANPASS adjusting change fees for award tickets

LANPASS adjusting change fees for award tickets

LANPASS is adjusting change fees for tickets booked after August 1st 2013. Changes for long trips within 21 days will become really expensive. Fees for short trips are still very reasonable. A great way to accumulate LANPASS Kilometers is the LANPASS Visa card – get 20,000 Kilometers when signing up.

Posted on June 27, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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AMEX Platinum Delta SkyMiles card 55,000 miles offer

AMEX Platinum Delta SkyMiles card 55,000 miles offer

DeltaPoints highlights an email which was originally sent to all SkyBonus members. The card allows you to earn 20,000 MQMs and 35,000 Delta Skymiles bonus miles after $5,000 spend. It is a business card and you will need your employer identification number (you may use your social as sole proprietor) in order to apply. The […]

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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100% bonus for US Airways buying or gifting miles

100% bonus for US Airways buying or gifting miles

US Airways is bringing back the 100% bonus on gifting and buying miles. It's good for up to 50,000 miles. Given the bonus buying 50,000 miles will result in a net addition of 100,000 miles to your Dividend Miles account. That's enough for a round-trip in Business Class to Europe. The price comes to $1,750 […]

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Mistake fare – South Africa to Switzerland in Business Class just $474 (one-way)

Mistake fare – South Africa to Switzerland in Business Class just $474 (one-way)

On the heels of the Seychelles mistake fare comes this fare from Turkish airlines. It's $474.30 for 5,736 miles flown in business class from South Africa to Switzerland. Cape Town and Johannesburg work for the departure and Geneva and Switzerland as destinations. For every month until mid next year I was able to find a […]

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in Turkish Airlines Review, Very low fares (Super Sales & Formerly called Mistake Fares)

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EVA Air joins Star Alliance

EVA Air joins Star Alliance

Eva Air has joined Star Alliance last week. Eva Air is based in Taiwan and has flights to Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. Eva Air has been a partner of United for some time now but now every Star Alliance partner can book award flights on Eva Air. This means you can use your […]

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Alaska Airlines adds more partners to online award booking engine

Alaska Airlines adds more partners to online award booking engine

Alaska Airlines has made changes to it's online award booking engine. You can now book round-trip and one-way redemptions through the website directly for the following partners: – British Airways – Alaska – Air France – Emirates – Delta – American Airlines – Qantas – AeroMexico We all love the ability to review your options […]

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles

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United goes fully lie flat

United goes fully lie flat

United has gone on record to provide lie-flat equipment for all business class configurations from all North American hubs. This apparently only leaves Honolulu based planes in the old configuration. United has a rather horrible service and catering but an outstanding business class seat (though a bit on the small side) and a great on-demand […]

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in United Mileage Plus

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Chase Ink 60k (June 16 – 22) – extra 10k

Chase Ink 60k (June 16 – 22) – extra 10k

Chase Ink is offering an increase in their Chase Ink credit cards sign-up bonus for this week (June 16 – 22) to honor small business week: – Extra 5K points for Ink Cash® and Ink® Classic signups (bringing the total signup bonus for these cards to 25K each) – Extra 10K points for Ink Plus® […]

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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The Granary Suites Hotel Wroclaw Review

The Granary Suites Hotel Wroclaw Review

Wroclaw is a young and vibrant Polish city with a modern city center. It only has a few major chain hotels. Notably the Sofitel, the Best Western and the Radisson Blu. I' not a big fan of Accor and Best Western as a loyalty program and the Radisson Blu consistently priced itself around ~$300 or […]

Posted on June 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Daily Getaways deals – Week 3

Daily Getaways deals – Week 3

Daily Getaways deals – Week 3 What is Daily Getaways? Daily Getaways is a 5-week program that offers travel getaways across the United States at discounted prices every weekday at www.dailygetaways.com. Offers are sold at a fixed price in limited quantities and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Offers are purchased on the site […]

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel Review

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel Review

This was my 5th stay at the hotel but the first time as a Platinum (before I stayed as a Gold). It's an amazing feet of engineering as the hotel is fringed by three runways, a freeway and a busy high-speed rail terminal. But it's so soundproof you think you are wearing your Bose noise […]

Posted on June 15, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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