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Hotel Review: Four Points by Sheraton Auckland (Suite) – Affordable and Centrally-located Hotel on Upper Queen Street
The Four Points by Sheraton Auckland is still my favourite hotel in Auckland with a dependable product at an affordable price.
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World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys: 3K Bonus Points Every 3 Nights (Max 21K Bonus) – 01 March to 30 April 2024
World of Hyatt members can earn 3,000 bonus points for every three nights consumed between 01 March 2024 and 30 April 2024 - registration required.
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Accor Live Limitless ALL 4X Points Across New Hotels – Book by 14 April 2024, Stay by 2 June 2024
Earn 4X Accor Live Limitless (ALL) Reward points across participating properties when you register for the offer, book by 14 April 2024 and complete your stay before 2 June 2024.
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Fantastic 3rd Night Free Offer at New InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit with USD 100 Property Credit – Book by 30 April 2024, Stay by 22 December 2024
Stay three nights at the brand-new InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit for under S$620 with USD 100 property credit, complimentary breakfast, upgrade and guaranteed 2:00 PM late check-out.
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One Mile at a Time
Finnair Plus Adopts Avios As Rewards Currency
In August 2023, major changes were announced to Finnair Plus, whereby the program is adopting Avios as its rewards currency. There’s a major update, as the new program is now live.
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Unveils New Aria Suite Business Class, Premium Economy
A brief overview of Cathay Pacific's new Aria Suite Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy cabins on the Boeing 777-300ER. The post Cathay Pacific Unveils New Aria Suite Business Class, Premium Economy appeared first on Young Travelers of Hong Kong.
One Mile at a Time
Boeing Whistleblower Dies In Apparent Suicide
A former Boeing employee has tragically died in an apparent suicide, and the timing of this sure is… kind of chilling?
One Mile at a Time
China Airlines Launching Seattle Flights In July 2024
Taiwan-based China Airlines is planning on adding a new route to the United States. I can’t believe how competitive this market is becoming, and how quickly it’s happening…
Michael W Travels
Win A Marriott Hotels Bed & 2 Night Marriott Bonvoy Hotel Stay
Hotels at Home Inc is currently running the Shop Marriott 2024 Sweepstakes. In the sweepstakes, one lucky winner will win a choice of either a Marriott Hotels Bed or a two- night stay at any Bonvoy hotel property! If the winner is a Bonvoy member, they’re “entitled to receive both...
Frequent Miler
Which award search tool is best?
This post has been largely re-written since last publication. I’ve added new tools, separated free tools from paid tools, and changed how I summarize each tool’s loyalty program coverage. For the latter, rather than simply listing the total number of covered programs, I now spell out which US programs and...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
5 Reasons Why All Toll Agencies Should Accept Credit Cards
The proceeds from the collection of money from tolls are used to supplement the costs of maintaining highways, bridges, and tunnels. Fewer toll agencies are accepting cash as they abandon that form of payment in favor of electronic tolls. 5 reasons why all toll agencies should accept credit cards are...
The Bulkhead Seat
Boeing Whistleblower Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
A 62-year-old, former Boeing employee who raised concerns around production standards was found dead… The post Boeing Whistleblower Found Dead in Apparent Suicide appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
LATAM: 50 injured when flight ‘drops’ between Sydney and Auckland
The pilot of a LATAM flight between Sydney and Auckland told passengers that the plane “dropped out of the sky”. About two hours into the flight, all the cockpit gauges went blank. Fifty unsecured passengers and crew collided with the ceiling, damaging panels. Others dropped heavily, sustaining many minor injuries....
Frequent Miler
Direct link to 200K Business Platinum offer without lifetime language [YMMV]
Update 3/11/24: We’ve received several recemt DP’s of folks being able to successfully apply for this 200K offer that weren’t able to previously. It still does appear to be targeted, and you have to log-in order to apply, but it seems like it might be open to a new round...
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
IHG Flash Offer: 3x points + 25% off stays in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
IHG has a new flash sale offering triple points and up to 25% off stays at their hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. This offer is available for bookings made by 11am AEDT on March 14 for stays until July 31, 2024. Click here for more details...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Witnesses Describe Horrific Scene With ‘Blood Everywhere’ as Man Repeatedly Stabs Seatmate With Homemade Shank On Alaska Airlines Flight to Las Vegas
A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Las Vegas repeatedly stabbed his seatmate in the face with a homemade shank in a horrific attempt to kill him, according to recently released court documents. Julio Alvarez Lopez has been indicted with assault with a dangerous weapon following a...
Your Mileage May Vary
There’s Value In Qantas’ Frequent Flyer Program Once You Know Where To Look
We’ve only been on two Qantas flights during our trip to Australia with Adventures by Disney in 2014. I didn’t have a Qantas account at the time. However, I did…
Frequent Miler
New Alaska Award Charts Are Going Live…Slowly
Update 3/11/24: Alaska’s new award charts are starting to go live today and will be completely implemented by 3/31/24. This week, new award pricing between the United States and Africa/Europe will begin, with the remaining regions coming onboard during the last half of March.  (h/t: OMAAT) ~~~ Alaska Mileage Plan...
{Tech} for Travel
British Airways App and Website Finally Get Some Love
It feels like we've waited forever for this news, but a new British Airways App and website are on the way as part of BA's £7bn modernisation plan. The post British Airways App and Website Finally Get Some Love appeared first on {Tech} for Travel.
View from the Wing
Man Buys $65 Million Skyscraper With A Credit Card, Earns $1.3 Million
At 2 transferrable points per dollar, $65 million would translate to 130,000,000 points. Continue reading Man Buys $65 Million Skyscraper With A Credit Card, Earns $1.3 Million...
Frequent Miler
Office Depot/OfficeMax: Buy $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards, Save $15
Office Depot and OfficeMax stores have returned with its profitable gift card deal on Mastercard gift cards through 3/16/24. The Deal Buy $300+ Mastercard gift cards at Office Depot/OfficeMax & get $15 off instantly. Key Terms Valid March 10-16, 2024. Limit 10 per household/business (different stores may try to impose...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Scandinavian Airlines SAS Pens Deal With Norwegian Armed Forces to Turn Passenger Planes into ‘Flying Hospitals’ in the Event of War
Scandinavian airline SAS has reached a new deal with the Norwegian Armed Forces for ‘strategic air evacuation’, which would see the carrier quickly convert one of its Airbus A320neo aircraft from a normal passenger plane into a flying hospital in the event of a major catastrophe or the outbreak of...
Points With a Crew
Should you buy Hilton points with (up to) a 100% bonus? (Buy before Tuesday)
Buying points can be a great way to boost your balance, but only if makes sense financially! Does the new Hilton promotion fit that criteria?
Your Mileage May Vary
Things Locals Wish Tourists Knew When They Visit
Wherever you go, you’re going to encounter social norms that are specific to that particular place. Sometimes they’re big things, like how blowing your nose in public in Japan is…
The Bulkhead Seat
Another United Flight Forced to Divert Over Mechanical Issue in Sydney
United Airlines has been making lots of news lately and most of it has… The post Another United Flight Forced to Divert Over Mechanical Issue in Sydney appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Lufthansa Flight From Frankfurt Forced to Make Emergency Diversion After Smoking Coffee Machine Fills Cabin With Fumes
A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Gothenburg, Sweden, was forced to make an emergency diversion on Saturday afternoon when the cabin started to fill with smoke from a coffee machine at the front of the plane that had overheated. Lufthansa flight LH818 was being operated by a 27-year-old Airbus A319,...
Frequent Miler and Amex partner to allow access to cardholders and American Express have launched a new partnership whereby Amex cardholders can now go to and log in with their existing American Express login to access a version of that is tailored to Amex’s transfer partners. Unfortunately, at the moment, they appear to be experiencing a technical...
Fly & Dine
Hyatt Regency Long Beach Wins for Families
As a parent, you’ll do anything to make your kid’s birthday special. I was shocked, however, to see just how far the Hyatt Regency Long Beach went to make my son’s birthday stay at their property a massive success. For my son’s 4th birthday this year, we gave him a...
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Fast Track to KrisFlyer Elite Gold with S$12,500 Spend on AmEx Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card (by 31 May 2024)
From now until 31 May 2024, fast track to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Gold (Star Alliance Gold) with a minimum spend of S$12,500 on the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card.
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2,500 Bonus Miles with S$100 Minimum Spend on Pelago (1-14 February 2024) – Limited Redemptions Available
Earn up to 34 miles per dollar on Pelago with the right credit card when you spend at least S$100 between 1-14 February 2024 but act fast.
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Marriott Bonvoy Brings Back Popular Global Promotion with Double Night Credit and 1,000 Bonus Points Per Night – 13 February to 29 April 2024
Register now for Marriott Bonvoy's first global promotion of 2024 to earn double elite night credit and 1,000 bonus points per eligible night for nights consumed between 13 February 2024 and 29 April 2024.
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Hotel Review: Hyatt Place Johor Bahru Paradigm Mall (King Bed with Pool View) – New, Modern Hotel Connected to Paradigm Mall with Great Shopping and Food Options
The newly-opened Hyatt Place Johor Bahru Paradigm Mall in Malaysia is a new property connected to Paradigm Mall. It is also close to Taman Sutera and Bukit Indah which are both home to great local restaurants and cafes.
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DBS Woman’s World Card to Reduce 4 MPD Bonus on Online Spend to S$1,500 from March 2024
The DBS Woman’s World Card will only award 4 miles per dollar on the first S$1,500 (down from S$2,000) of eligible online spend from March 2024.
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Targeted IHG One Rewards Offers for Stays between February and March 2024 – Check Your Accounts!
Earn up to 2,000 bonus IHG One Rewards points per night on eligible stays consumed in February and March 2024 with the latest targeted offers - registration required.
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Thrilling Watersports You Should Try in 2024
Besides being fun and providing an adrenaline rush, watersports are great for one's health. These sports work almost every body part, promoting the natural burning of calories while exercising your entire body. Most watersports include excellent aerobic and anaerobic exercises, which can significantly boost your endurance and stamina.
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Get up to 100% More Hilton Honors Points on Purchases Made by 12 March 2024 – Stay at Expensive Properties for Cheap!
Get up to 100% bonus on Hilton Honors point purchases - get up to 320,000 points at just 0.5 US cents each. Stretch your dollar by using these points at expensive properties and take advantage of the fifth night free benefit while you are at it.