Review: Westin Long Beach, L.A. area

Review: Westin Long Beach, L.A. area

Book the Westin Long Beach, L.A. here. See all 16 pictures on our Facebook page. I just spent one night at this property. Long Beach is part of LA County but actually feels more like Orange County. I had a good stay there but the location is too remote for me so I wouldn't come […]

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Why JetBlue Might Have Just Become My Favorite Domestic Airline

Why JetBlue Might Have Just Become My Favorite Domestic Airline

Paul Lowry A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to fly JetBlue from Seattle to Long Beach for a Disneyland trip with my girlfriend's family. I had never flown any airline but the prototypical domestic carriers (American, Delta, United, etc), but wow! I came away very impressed. The flight itself was the best […]

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Mistake fare – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Saigon, Vietnam in Qatar Business Class $490

Mistake fare – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Saigon, Vietnam in Qatar Business Class $490

This thread on Flyertalk has just been posted. Qatar has had a mistake fare published for quite some time that allows you to fly from Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Doha in Qatar's Business Class to Saigon, Vietnam. In the process you earn about 20,000 Qatar miles for a Round trip (10,000 for the One-Way). This […]

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Very low fares (Super Sales & Formerly called Mistake Fares)

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Top Student Beginner Credit Cards

Top Student Beginner Credit Cards

401(K) 2013 Being a college student, one of the most common questions I get asked after discussing my miles and points hobby is, "How do I get started?!". The land of credit cards and credit can seem like wading into a whole new mysterious world for a beginner. I will often tell my friends that […]

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack Pt II

Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack Pt II

In my last post, I mentioned the currency arbitrage trick that enables anyone to get a 50% discount on all items purchased in Argentina. However, for those that either weren't planning a trip there or aren't big enthusiasts of South America, I'm sure the general consensus was, "Yeah, so what?" And to that, I reply, […]

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack

Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's got amazing people, great wine, and a rich culture that blends European and South American influences seamlessly. However, Argentina is going through some tough economic times right now. Inflation has been officially reported at an annual rate of 30% for several years and […]

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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What’s your best of use of Hyatt Gold Passport points?

What’s your best of use of Hyatt Gold Passport points?

After my rather disappointing stay at the Park Hyatt in Paris in July I'm contemplating what I gonna do with my Gold Passport points. Naturally I expected good redemption options overseas and at the Category 6 level. However the real estate mania in Silicon Valley and the many upcoming conferences have made many places in […]

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Dealing with great hotel rates (mistake rates?) – the case of onhotels.com Intercontinental Tokyo Bay

Dealing with great hotel rates (mistake rates?) – the case of onhotels.com Intercontinental Tokyo Bay

Last week onhotels.com posted a mistake rate for the Intercontinental Tokyo on its website. It was discovered by Flyertalker 'hailstorm'. The rate was $97.60 for the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay. This hotel usually sells for around $200-$300 during the week. So while it was about half the price that normally shows it wasn't a rate that […]

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in Very low fares (Super Sales & Formerly called Mistake Fares)

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Norwegian Air launches new routes between Scandinavia and Los Angeles

Norwegian Air launches new routes between Scandinavia and Los Angeles

Another news from Norwegian keeps us busy today – Norwegian launches new routes between Scandinavia and Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK) and Orlando (MCO) in the spring 2014. They will operate the 787 Dreamliner on this route, as well as a new route between New York (JFK) and Copenhagen. REMEMBER: you must purchase your dinner […]

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Deals

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Great Airfare Deal to Hong Kong from Seattle $717

Great Airfare Deal to Hong Kong from Seattle $717

Zachary Baumgartner Mileage running is a great way to help yourself to the next tier of airline status. While normally mileage runners tend to stay only a day or two (or a same day return!) at their destination, Hong Kong is a great destination to stay for a while and see the sights in one […]

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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How to apply for a Citi AA credit card (and get approved!)

How to apply for a Citi AA credit card (and get approved!)

While earlier this Summer the Citi American AAdvantage credit cards could be repeatedly applied for without being denied, the rules of application and acceptance recently have changed. The most current link provides 50,000 AA miles after spending $3,000 within three months. With AA miles having a pretty high value until the presumed merger, it's quite […]

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Top Three Airlines/Hotels Due for a Devaluation

Top Three Airlines/Hotels Due for a Devaluation

Simon_sees While American Airline's scare yesterday – in which fuel surcharges were briefly being applied to award tickets – turned out to be merely a technical error, it highlights the importance of "earning and burning" your airline miles and hotel points. Devaluation of these currencies can happen at any time, often without warning. While it […]

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Club Carlson / Radisson, United Mileage Plus

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Guangzhou and Chengdu to allow Visa Free stays in China for 72 hours starting September 1st

Guangzhou  and Chengdu to allow Visa Free stays in China for 72 hours starting September 1st

sanfamedia.com This is great news for China Southern travelers especially – China is extending the 72hours visa free regime from Shanghai and Beijing to Guangzhou and Chengdu. Starting from September 1, foreign passengers from the following 45 countries with a valid visa and flight ticket to another country can stay up to 72 hours in […]

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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