Love or hate them, Southwest is making big waves with their Hawaii announcement. As expected, there are plenty of online comments from the typical “air greyhound” folks reiterating how they will never fly Southwest for 6 hours straight. I am fine with that, the rest of us will enjoy the free checked bags and better […]Read more "Southwest Airlines is Heading to Hawaii – Here is What We Know"
I love Catalina Island, I’ve been twice in the last eight years and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back. A 45 minute high-speed ferry from Newport Beach will run you $75~ round-trip. That sounds like a lot but consider the savings of not renting a car or paying to park once you arrive. New hotel […]Read more "New Hotel Option For Redeeming Points on Catalina Island, CA"
Ask any travel and points-guru and they’ll tell you how much they love their Alaska Airlines miles. Not only can you redeem your Alaska miles to book award flights on some of the highest-rated airlines in the world, their routing and stopover rules are excellent. Routing rules? Yep, every travel rewards program, such as Alaska’s […]Read more "Could This Be The Best Redemption of 25,000 Alaska Airlines Miles? 15 Hours of Lie-Flat Business Class Suites"
Interesting timing, I just blogged about my favorite ways of getting to Europe using less than 30,000 points one-way. I am happy to report that Alaska Airlines and Condor have just teamed up giving us another option! You can now fly from the US to many European cities for as little as 25,000 Alaska Airlines […]Read more "A New Option for Using 25,000 Miles To Fly One-Way to Europe (including the Greek islands) – Alaska & Condor"
After just five days, United has a real fiasco on their hands. Regardless of where you feel the blame lies, we can all hope that more pro-flyer policies are put in place. Multiple cell phones captured Chicago Aviation Officers forcefully removing a passenger from United flight 3411. As it turns out, the passenger, Dr. Dao, suffered […]Read more "Flyers Take to Social Media Vowing to Never Fly United Airlines Again – What are Your Thoughts on a Boycott?"
Our stay at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel was spectacular. The only thing that made it better was that we paid nothing to stay here. It’s a cat. 5 Being a category 5 Marriott property which also happens to be a five-star hotel, that certainly makes for a great award or free night certificate redemption. In […]Read more "Review – Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel – 5 Star Marriott – Category 5"
Let’s face it, Hilton points aren’t really worth jack-squat. I mean that in the nicest way possible, of course. You are probably like many other travelers that find it very difficult to make good use of your Hilton Honors points. I am going to try give you a glimmer of hope. I will start with […]Read more "What is the Best Use of My Hilton Honors Points?"