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Half an hour in Delta’s Premium Select. A mini review.

Premium Select is Delta’s name for their new premium economy cabin which is available only on certain international routes (at the time of this writing, it is available only on Delta’s Airbus A350s).  It’s easy to get this mixed up with their Comfort+ seating, but it is quite different.  Comfort+ is basically the same as regular economy but with slightly more legroom and slightly more recline.  Premium Select has wider seats, more legroom, footrests, and…

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Miraval Arizona: Get 50% Off Award Stays With World Of Hyatt

Miraval Arizona

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa joined the World of Hyatt family in 2017. It’s always required a large number of points for stays, but there’s a more affordable way of staying there as World of Hyatt is offering 50% off the number of points required for award stays over the summer. The Deal Redeem your points at Miraval between June 1 and August 31 and get 50% of your points back. Direct link. Key Terms…

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Earn Up To 8 American Airlines Miles Per Dollar On IHG Stays

American Airlines IHG Rewards Club

American Airlines and IHG Rewards Club have teamed up to offer up to 8 AAdvantage miles per dollar on stays at IHG properties. The Deal Earn 3x AAdvantage miles with every stay at IHG hotels or 4x at Crowne Plaza properties. Registration required – direct link. Key Terms Must be an IHG Rewards Club member with a registered address in North or South America with American Airlines AAdvantage miles as the chosen earning preference, must…

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A valuable use of one two free: one-way rental

This week, Greg and I are both in Asia – with Greg on vacation in Japan and me on a trip to China. When I travel domestically, I usually fly out of Albany International Airport (ALB) on Southwest, but internationally the options out of New York City make it worth the ~3 hour drive to get a more direct routing that doesn’t rely on a domestic connection. However, it isn’t always convenient for us to…

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Cathay Pacific business class: a good use of AA miles

Cathay Pacific 777-300ER business class has been reviewed plenty of times across the net. Frequent Miler’s focus is chasing down the mileage you need so that when you travel, you can enjoy a great experience. While we don’t often review flights or hotels, every now and then we all like to enjoy the fruits of the pursuit. After all, if we put the time and effort into collecting the miles, we also want to maximize…

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Here’s A List Of All The 10,000 Point Hilton Properties In The US

Map of Hilton Honors 10,000 Point Properties In The US

When the Hilton Honors program changed in February 2017, one of the most notable changes was that they did away with categories and moved to (somewhat) dynamic pricing. Prior to that, it had been fairly easy to find out which properties fell under which category, even though the category listings were spread over multiple pages and the interface was ugly. The February 2017 changes eliminated that functionality. As Hilton no longer has categories, there’s no…

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United offering 25% off awards

United is offering an award sale with 25% off saver award flights for Chase United MileagePlus card holders or 20% off for non-cardholders to several mountain destinations for travel between June 9th and June 27th. The terms state that you can call and change existing award bookings to get the sale rates on these awards, so whether you already have a trip planned or are eyeing a trip to the great outdoors, this sale might save you…

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10K points or loyalty benefits – which is a better deal?

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for status when it comes to hotels. It’s hard to argue with the allure of free, and status gets you a whole lot of that: free points, free upgrades, free breakfast, free lounge access, etc. But yesterday, I posted a deal for an Amex Offer that relies on booking via a 3rd party and forgoing those benefits, which made me wonder: How much are the benefits of booking direct worth? Does the Amex Offer beat…

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Some Daily Getaways packages still remaining

New Daily Getaways deals have ended for this year, but as a reminder there are some packages still available for purchase. These packages don’t represent obviously outsized value, but with the right redemption in mind they can still make sense. These will be available until May 23rd or when sold out. The Deal The Following Daily Getaways packages are still available as of the time of writing: IHG Rewards Club 15,000 points: $89 IHG Rewards Club…

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