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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Review: Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel

Review: Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel

Book the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel here. See all 28 images for the Sheraton Paris Airport on our Facebook Page I booked this hotel for a one night layover for my Air France flight back to San Francisco. I used Cash & Points before the devaluation earlier this year. As I'm Platinum with more than […]

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Join us as a blogger

Join us as a blogger

We are looking for authors here at mightytravels.com. You are the right person if you: – are an avid traveler – follow travel deals by heart – know off-the-beaten path destinations around the world – write a blog or on other social media sites incl. Flyertalk or Milepoint Why work with us: – get a […]

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel

Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel

Book the Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel here. See all 28 pictures at our Facebook page In a sentence: Modern art and incredible breakfast Introduction Since I planned on trying as many as possible hotels in Berlin I also opted for a stay at the Grand Hyatt Berlin besides my trip to the Intercontinental. While normal […]

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Many US cities to Lima, Peru starting at $443

Many US cities to Lima, Peru starting at $443

Nouhailler Delta has a seriously good fare with plenty of availability from SFO to LIM but also other airports notably: – EWR – $443 – NYC – $483 – BOS – $483 – LAX – $589 – AUS – $531 – DCA/IAD – $443 This fare also works one-way from North and South America. You […]

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in Delta Skymiles

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Hyatt’s new fall promotion

Hyatt’s new fall promotion

Gary reports about Hyatt's new fall promotion. Business trips are hard. That's why we're making it easier than ever to turn them into free nights, room upgrades and dining and spa services. Beginning September 9, you can earn 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points after your first five nights, and thousands more for every additional […]

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Delta raising the prices of low-level business class redemptions starting June 1st 2014

Delta raising the prices of low-level business class redemptions starting June 1st 2014

InSapphoWeTrust This is maybe no surprise – Delta Skymiles is increasing the miles needed for business class trips at the low level. Some of the mileage increases are as follows: Business class between the US and Europe goes from 100,000 SkyMiles to 125,000 SkyMiles Business class between the US and South America goes from 100,000 […]

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in Delta Skymiles

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Review: Intercontinental Berlin

Review: Intercontinental Berlin

Introduction Book the Intercontinental Berlin here. For my stay in Berlin last week I chose the Intercontinental for location, price and curiosity. Location (Sightseeing, Airport, Business) The Intercontinental Berlin is located just off Kurfuerstendamm which is the former West Berlin main strip. It's just about 5 minutes drive from Postdamer Platz. It's a good location […]

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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Review: Vedema Resort Santorini, Greece

Review: Vedema Resort Santorini, Greece

Book the Vedema Resort Santorini here. During my time in Santorini, Greece I also visited the Vedema Resort. The Starwood resort is located away from the cliffs in the southern interior of the island. It's in a small village called Megalochori. The area used to be a winery. The additional space allows the resort to […]

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Review: Intercontinental Athens Athenium Hotel

Review: Intercontinental Athens Athenium Hotel

Book the Intercontinental Athens Athenium Hotel here. Introduction Athens city center is the area with the view towards the Acropolis. The Intercontinental is a 5 minute taxi drive away but it has good reviews and with under EUR 100/night for a non-refundable room in high season it was too good a deal to pass up […]

Posted on August 13, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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On the Rocks hotel Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

On the Rocks hotel Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

During my stay in Santorini last week I also toured the On the Rocks hotel located in Imerovigli on Santorini Island. Please note I did not stay at the hotel – I just had a friendly tour with the management. The 20+ room hotel is situated right in the middle of Imerovigli which is the […]

Posted on August 12, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Review: Kirini Suites & Spa, Oia, Santorini, Greece

Review: Kirini Suites & Spa, Oia, Santorini, Greece

Book the Kirini Suites & Spa, Oia, Santorini here. I had the chance to tour Kirini Suites this week, although regrettably I wasn't an overnight guest. This luxury property is managed by a company that operates a number of other hotels in Santorini and is part of the ultra-exclusive Relais & Chateaux brand. Oia is […]

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Get the 3rd (or 4th) night free in many Fairmont hotels when paying with an AMEX card

Get the 3rd (or 4th) night free in many Fairmont hotels when paying with an AMEX card

I stumbled about this offer today: Book with any American Express Card and receive a complimentary night, plus late check-out at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts worldwide. Book: January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 Stay: January 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 Terms & Conditions: Must pay with any American Express® Card. Complimentary night […]

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Review: Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev (Kyiv) Hotel Review

Review: Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev (Kyiv) Hotel Review

Book the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev here. Introduction For my trip to Kiev I had to decide between 3 different major chain hotels that all came with good reviews – the Hyatt, the Fairmont and the Intercontinental. Since I had one free night left from the Chase Visa credit card and also the upgrade certificate […]

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Intercontinental Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine Hotel Review

Intercontinental Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine Hotel Review

Introduction For my trip to Kiev I had to decide between 3 different major chain hotels that all came with good reviews – the Hyatt, the Fairmont and the Intercontinental. The Intercontinental had especially glowing reviews – so I made this my first choice. Location (Sightseeing, Airport, Business) The hotel is situated right next to […]

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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The state of hotel BRGs IHG, Starwood, Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Radisson

The state of hotel BRGs IHG, Starwood, Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Radisson

Earlier this year I wrote a series of practical guides to the various BRG programs of major hotel chains. These programs can change drastically over time. Here is an update: IHG (Intercontinental) IHG has just revised the terms and conditions of the Best Rate Guarantee. Now you can only make one claim for a stay […]

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in Hilton Honor, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards Points, Starwood Hotels, World of Hyatt

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100% bonus on purchased miles with Avianca Lifemiles is back

100% bonus on purchased miles with Avianca Lifemiles is back

Lifemiles is bringing back the 100% bonus promotion. Avianca's award chart is here. Miles from Avianca are the cheapest way to use Star Alliance on award routes currently. While it may be a good idea to just purchase miles speculatively it's better to do that with a specific flight in mind. Aviancakeeps running these promotions […]

Posted on August 4, 2013 by in Lifemiles

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Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe, Dresden Hotel Review

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe, Dresden Hotel Review

Introduction Dresden old town is chock-full of hotels. Within 5 minutes walking distance you'll find the Swissotel, the Hilton, the Steigenberger, the Kempinski and a number of non-chain hotels. The Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe is a new hotel directly opposite the Frauenkirche and it's very affordable during it's sale on Expedia. So I needed to […]

Posted on July 31, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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