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Miles and points present us with an opportunity to travel in ways and to places that we might never reach otherwise! They are a tremendous tool and are easy to get (for those who are able to get US credit cards). The game of miles and points can be addictive. Once you start to get them, you want more and more and more. At some point, you may run out of credit card bonuses (though, it shouldn’t be for a long time!). There are also times that good deals come along on the purchase of miles and points. The programs may not call it buying miles or points, but it is essentially what we end up doing.
Hopefully, these tips can help you get over it and back at it! I have had almost two weeks now since my disappointing marathon in Dubai. During this time, I have thought a lot and analyzed some of the things that had gone wrong and what of the race went right. I also thought about how to deal with these types of races (my wife is always telling me I think too much and overanalyze stuff ). Here are some of my thoughts about dealing with a disappointing destination marathon.
Southwest is really doing a good job expanding their destinations around the country, as well as adding some international destinations. Here are the new destinations that Southwest announced yesterday: Beginning October 13, 2014, the following cities will receive nonstop service from Dallas:
During a recent trip, I had to stay over for the night in Chicago. If you want extreme convenience for early flights out of Chicago O’Hare, this is definitely the hotel that you want to stay at. I had visited it before during a layover to meet friends but this was the first time that I had actually spent the night. Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport When it comes to convenience, there is no better Chicago airport hotel than the …
Last week, I flew my last US Airways ticketed award trip on Star Alliance airlines. I was careful in my selection of airlines because I was planning on taking a lot of luggage with me to Europe and I could not have a US Airways flight on my outbound (because of my baggage). If I had, I would not have received the baggage allowance (I am not elite with US Airways or American Airlines anymore). So, my itinerary was …
Weather disruptions can be a huge pain when it comes to our travel plans. Who doesn’t dread the notice from the airlines of delays or cancellations to our flights? What happens when the weather disrupts your trip when you are in mid-flight? That can be inconvenient!
Yesterday, Chase added a new member to their Ultimate Rewards program for transfers – Singapore Airlines and their KrisFlyer program. This is a great partner addition for several reasons. Singapore Airlines As New Ultimate Rewards Partner Singapore Airlines now joins British Airways as having the the all-important trio of transfer partners – American Express and their Membership Reward program, SPG and their mile transfer program, and now Chase and their Ultimate Rewards program. This gives three wonderful ways to…
It seems there are always lawsuits about something. After being in Europe for a year, I had forgotten already how often people can and do sue over things that you would never have thought about otherwise. I had asked my friends in Greece about suing people for this and that (not that I wanted to but was curious about people suing) and they looked at me like I was crazy for even thinking that.
One thing you do not want to do – never use airline award charts and geographical designations as a tool for learning geography! There are some very confusing assignments of countries to continents and regions among the charts, but that is not a bad thing. If you know what to look for and how to use it, the airline geographical award charts can be very helpful to you.
As the race season continues, you will see many people who are running with t-shirts that are customized to honor a loved one who may have passed on or to memorialize some specific event. It is something that never fails to break me up when I am coming on someone in a marathon with a t-shirt that has a picture of a young child and a birthdate and death date. They will say something along the lines of…
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