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Catfight Over Window Seat Leads To Massive Brawl, With 15 People Thrown Off Flight
A refusal to give up a window seat for a special-needs child led to a catfight between two women and ultimately a massive fight between two families in which 15 passengers were eventually removed from the flight. Catfight Over Window Seat, Rudeness Leads To All-Out Battle Between Two Families, With...
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All aboard! I booked another cross-country Amtrak train trip
It’s been almost six years since I traveled from San Francisco to Denver with my kids on an Amtrak train. See my post here. My kids look so young! Well, they’ve never forgotten those 34 hours on the overnight train. I said we will do it again. And then the...
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Delta Airlines: New Increased Welcome Bonuses and 15% off Awards for Cardholders
Delta just increased the welcome bonus on its personal and business co-branded American Express cards. These offers are good through March 29, 2023. Let’s take a look. Delta Amex Cards Personal cards: Delta SkyMiles Gold Amex Card: Bonus is 70,000 miles after spending $2000 in the first 6 months. Annual...
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2022 Hotel Elite Status Recap And 2023 Goals
I recapped my airline status achievements for 2022 last week.  I finally got a free moment to talk about where I ended up in regards to hotel elite status last year.  The title of this post is only a little deceptive, in that at most I have one hotel status...
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My First Experience with Filing an AmEx Extended Warranty Claim
I must admit, extended warranty benefit on certain credit cards is something I was aware of, but never really paid much attention to. I figured it would be hard to cash in on it, based on my experience with filing travel insurance claims. Plus, most appliances last way longer than...
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Our Top 4 Family Travel Mishaps
Traveling can be stressful. But traveling with kids can make many situations worse. Far worse. Here are our top four family travel mishaps:
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Are travel agent fees for cruising the new normal?
I’ve always been a big cheerleader of using travel agents for cruise vacations. In the past, booking a cruise through a travel agent was a win-win situation. You could book a cruise through a travel agent at no additional cost. Travel agents would receive a commission from the cruise line...
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TODAY ONLY: 100% Transfer Bonus To Hawaiian Airlines And Double Points On All Spending Except Rent!
I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Today I’m emptying my Bilt Rewards account.  My only regret is that I only have 130,000 Bilt Rewards points to transfer. For one day only Bilt Rewards is partnering up with Hawaiian...
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Is Radisson Americas to Choice Points Transfer Ratio a Fair Deal?
As reported by many blogs (I first saw this news on One Mile at a Time), you can now convert your Radisson Americas program points to Choice, and vice versa. Via this new scheme, one Choice point will be worth two Radisson points. Naturally, you need to be a member...
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Frontier Airlines introduces GoWild! Summer Pass for $399
Last year, Frontier Airlines introduced a new annual all-you-can-fly pass, the GoWild! pass. See this post. It started selling in November for an introductory price of $599 for the year. Now, the price has increased to $999/year. But today, Frontier Airlines announced a summer version of this all-you-can-fly pass for...
Miles To Memories
Great Wolf Lodge Scottsdale Review – A Howling Great Time for the Kids!
Great Wolf Lodge Scottsdale Review My 4 year old son absolutely loves the Great Wolf Lodge. It really is a howling great time for the kids, as they like to say. So, when I found myself with an unexpected 3 day weekend this past week, it seemed like an easy...
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Why I Wasn’t Tempted by That First-class ANA Award Availability to Japan
Last week there was a lot of excitement in the miles and points community when ANA airlines  has released a ton of first-class award seats on their San Francisco-Tokyo route. Btw, we did share it on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Some flights, including the one that would actually work with...
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Canceled Flights & Incredible Memories: Taking Our Family of 6 to Scandinavia on Points & Miles: A Full Breakdown & How We Recovered
Scandinavia on Miles & Points When our youngest decided to take a study abroad course in Denmark, the first question I asked was “Can we go?” It had less to do with the destination and more to do with the timing. The course was a short one-week deep dive into...
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I’m seeing crazy low AA Web Special Awards for Thanksgiving Week 2023
Who in their right mind is already planning for Thanksgiving 2023? It’s me. Hi. I’m the person, it’s me. 🎤 When it comes to award flights, often it’s the early bird that catches the worm. And that seems to be the case for the Thanksgiving holiday week. AA Web Special...
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7 Misconceptions about Travel Hacking with Miles and Points
Why isn’t everyone doing this thing I love??? Sometimes, when I’m signing up for a new credit card with a great bonus or I’m booking flights with miles, I wonder why more people aren’t travel hacking with miles and points. Seriously! The majority of people I know aren’t using miles...