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Register now for 10% back on award stays for Hyatt Credit Card holders this summer

As was widely reported yesterday, Hyatt has brought back a very popular promotion offering 10% back on points redeemed for award stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017. The Offer 10% back on points redeemed between June 1st and September 5th, 2017 Both full award stays and cash & points stays receive 10% points back Must register here by June 30th (Register now) Quick Thoughts While I’m not a big fan of the new World of Hyatt loyalty scheme,…

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Piecing together Delta awards for great value to Hawaii and Europe

Ever since Delta did away with their award charts, they’ve maintained that the award price you see online is the award price.  Period.  And, supposedly, there’s nothing you can do about high award prices except wait and hope that prices come down. In the good old days, there was something you could do about it.  You could find saver award space segment by segment and string the segments together for a cheap award.  Here’s a…

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Business Class: Oneworld Ireland to US from $1300’s RT, Hawaii under $2K RT – Alaska Elite Mileage Run?

As reported by You Have Been Upgraded, Oneworld has some fantastic business class prices from Dublin to North America — from $1339 round trip through some OTAs from Dublin to New York. Flights are available to places as far as Honolulu (and other Hawaiian islands) from $1992. Cheap prices are available to many other cities also — YHBU reports other low fares to Miami, Las Vegas, and San Francisco — many other cities are likely available. Here, I have also included…

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Is the Andaz 5th Ave overrated?

I recently spent a weekend at the Andaz 5th Ave in New York City. I was excited about this stay; not only had I read the many positive reviews of this hotel over the years, but the location of the hotel near Bryant Park and the New York Public Library hold a significance for me. I proposed to my wife on the steps of the library because it has long been a holiday tradition of ours…

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Great Airfares Australia: LA / San Francisco / Toronto / Vancouver to Sydney from $678 round trip

Secret Flying is reporting some great airfares on Air Canada between Los Angeles / San Francisco and Sydney, Australia: from $678 round trip from both cities in August and September. I have since discovered that Vancouver to Sydney is available from $697 USD, and Toronto to Sydney is available for just $702 round trip. Fares around $900 are available from Washington DC, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh and possibly a number of other US cities. These prices are available via…

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Altitude Reserve flight search better than expected but far from perfect

The new US Bank Altitude Reserve card offers very good first year value thanks to its 50K signup bonus and $325 in travel credits (the card currently shows up in the #20 spot on our Top 10+ Credit Card Offers page)  The best use of the card’s points, in my opinion, is to redeem them for flights at a value of 1.5 cents per point. The problem is that you have to book your flights…

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Business Class: British Airways Companion Sale – good prices + a ton of Alaska miles

    British Airways has launched a Club World Business Class Companion Sale, offering some very good prices between North America and London when traveling as a couple with prices from $2,043 round trip per person based on 2 adults traveling to and from a number of cities. The prices below are what’s advertised — but in searches, I found some prices even lower than advertised. You can go directly to the sale page here. This sale is…

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Will Emirates honor the Maldives mistake fare?

Last night, we posted an incredible mistake fare from the Maldives to New York for just $101 one-way or $142 round trip. You could fly with stopovers for a bit more or to many European destinations for about $65. The catch was whether or not Emirates would honor this incredible fare. At the time, we urged readers to wait before making any additional bookings as this seemed unlikely to be honored. This morning, a reader…

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Family mileage running for Star Alliance Gold

In the post “Hunt for Star Alliance Gold” I described why I wanted Star Alliance Gold status (lounge access!), and I told the story about a crazy Rube Goldberg-ish approach to status matching that I attempted. The match to Taj to Shargri-La to Singapore status approach ultimately failed, but a reader named Geo left a very interesting comment: If you travel often with your family, look into crediting to Egyptair Plus, apparently you can pool…

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