Michael W Travels
New AA Emotional Support Animal Rules, Bonus United Miles, 2 Years In Prison For Inflight Fight, Up To 15K AA Miles For IHG Stays, US Surgeon General To The Rescue, Royal Wedding & More- The Rehash!

I recently applied for the Jetblue Business Card. I was glad that I wasn’t rejected but I do need to send in more info to see if I’ll be approved. Credit... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Kempinski Hotels to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore in Q4 2018

After a series of monumental delays, Perennial Real Estate Holdings has finally appointed Kempinski Hotels S.A. to operate the The Capitol Kempinski Hotel... Read More

View from the Wing
Baboon Escaped American Airlines Flight, Cornered Near Baggage Claim

American Airlines flight AA1014 from Chicago O'Hare to San Antonio was delayed 47 minutes today. Apparently after arriving in Texas a baboon onboard broke free. It was... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Chase Ink Business Cash Card

While I've written about the Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card in many contexts, I haven't written a thorough review of the card, so wanted to do that in... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Hawaiian Airlines Network and Schedule Updates

When it comes to service to the Hawaiian Islands from the mainland, Hawaiian Airlines offers an extensive list of routes to the islands, however competition is fierce... Read More

Miles To Memories
Chase’s New Ink Business Unlimited Card Is NOW LIVE & The Bonus Is YUGE! (Plus the Fate of Ink Cash)

Chase has finally launched their new "Unlimited cash back" business Ink card. Find out the details and why this is one of the best no annual fee bonuses around. The post... Read More

Points With a Crew
Kickstarter: Voyage Beach Chair

This beach chair has a mesh, anti-sand seat with a hidden secure anti-theft pouch. For a limited time, you can back this on Kickstarter for ... Read More

View from the Wing
Airbus A330 Landed Without a Nose Gear, Sparks on Runway and Passengers Evacuated

Saudia flight SV3818 from Medina, Saudi Arabia to Dhaka, Bangladesh reached 37,000 feet when the crew diverted to Jeddah. It made a go-around on its first approach... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Check Out My Amazon Travel Gear Store

Check out the Rapid Travel Chai Travel Gear Store on Amazon for road tested gear that I carry in my pack and the travel books I use to explore the world. The post Check... Read More

Voyage Avance
Business Class Review : QR859(ICN – DOH) Q Suite!

​​日本人初のBoardingAreaオフィシャルブロガー PAR@Seasoned... Read More

Mommy Points
Use Points to Book Just Announced Fall 2019 Disney Cruises

A look at some pretty cool just-announced fall 2019 Disney Cruises to consider including one that offers three trips in one, one from New York to Canada, and another... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
DER BA Executive Club Sweet Spot: 9000 Avios Business Einlösungen!

British Airways hat einen sehr schönen Sweet Spot ... Read More

Running with Miles
Is American Express Too Cocky, New Hotel Rates, New High Credit Card Offers, What Aegean Gold Gets You, and More!

Check out the posts from this past week that include a look at how American Express is getting too bold, a new hotel rate for Hyatt, 3 great new credit card offers for... Read More

The Gate
Earn 5,000 Hilton Honors Points Per Stay Staying at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria Hotels 2018

You can earn 5,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per stay of a minimum of two consecutive nights at almost 50 participating hotel or resort properties worldwide which... Read More

Miles To Memories
Are More Chase Shutdowns on the Horizon…Even Without Recent Applications?

Is Chase shutting down accounts even if you haven't had recent applications with them? One recent data point seems to think so. The post Are More Chase Shutdowns on the... Read More

Travel With Massi
Review: Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok – Serenity Club Room Es gießt unaufhörlich an diesem Samstagmittag und die schwarze S-Klasse kommt nur äußerst langsam... Read More

View from the Wing
United Should Stop Shaming Passengers Who Steal Business Class Bedding

A year ago United directed flight attendants to keep a watchful eye over passengers who might 'steal' business class bedding. United's Polaris soft product does have... Read More

One Mile at a Time
How To Book Mixed Cabin Itineraries To Score A Deal On Premium Seats

Earlier I shared the list of the next 14 first & business class products I'd like to review. Whenever possible I try to redeem miles for flights, though some of the... Read More

Monkey Miles
What’s it like taking the 200mph+ Maglev train in Shanghai

8 bucks and you’ll ride like you’re in the Indy 500 When you land in Shanghai you have a choice to make: do you take the Maglev to Longyang road station or... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
SFO/SJC to Paris CDG $387-$406 United Sep 2018-Jan 2019

Another United Airlines destination in Europe is on sale with United Airlines flights from San Francisco SFO and San Jose SJC to Paris CDG pricing between $387 to $406... Read More

God Save The Points
You Can Now Book Marriott Travel Experiences With Facebook Messenger…

Tap, tap, “moment” booked. Marriott has rolled out the largest array of travel experiences you can book online in cities all around the world to compliment... Read More

Running with Miles
3 Tips for Renting a Car in Europe

If you are heading to Europe and want to get around on your own, here are 3 tips for renting a car in Europe. Getting the best price does not always equal getting the... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
DEAL: LOT Business Zürich – Peking (Return): 1470 Euro

Mit LOT Business von Zürich nach Peking ... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
DEAL: Air France Business Zürich – Punta Cana (Return): 1230 Euro

Mit Air France Business von Zürich nach Punta Cana ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Delta’s Middle Seat Pop-Up Lounge At Boston Logan Airport

Airlines have long been talking about ways to make the experience of flying in a middle seat less miserable. Spirit Airlines often has an onboard giveaway where they... Read More

View from the Wing
New Citi Credit Card Deal and Aer Lingus Photobombing the Royal Wedding

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Qatar Airways Adds Annoying New “Redemption Booking Fee”

I frequently commend the Gulf carriers for their superior onboard products, excellent service, and attractive fares. However, I've also long said that they leave so much... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Delta Opens Up A Lounge For Folks Stuck In The Middle Seat

Delta is partnering with Coca-Cola to offer a lounge flying from Boston this summer who get stuck in the middle seat. Cold Coke and good PR! The post Delta Opens Up A... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Stronger US Dollar in Europe for summer 2018 travelers?

U.S. travelers to Europe have good news that the U.S. Dollar is at its strongest currency exchange rate today for 2018 after the Euro drops to 1.176 USD. The rate was... Read More

Miles To Memories
Earn Tons of Fuel Points at Kroger/Smith’s/Ralph’s Etc. This Weekend

There are two new digital coupon for Kroger customers. One can earn you extra fuel points on third party gift cards and the other on Visa and Mastercard gift cards. The... Read More

I’m Sad That The Four Seasons Vancouver Is Closing!

Four Seasons Vancouver Closing: A couple weeks ago it was announced that the Four Seasons Vancouver will be closing in 2020. I was really bummed because the Four Seasons... Read More

Out and Out
How I Got Started With Points & Miles 6 Years Ago

TL;DR: Had crappy credit. Used points cards as motivation to improve my credit score. Hooked ever since. I’ve taken a server job a few nights a week to get out of... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach To Re-Open

I am a big fan of vacations to Puerto Rico. We have traveled to Puerto Rico numerous times as a family. Some of our favorite trips have been there, like to the St.... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
United Really Doesn’t Want You to Steal Onboard Bedding!

Theft of Saks Fifth Avenue bedding continues to be a problem on United Airlines. So much so that United has redesigned its business class menus to warn against theft.... Read More

Miles To Memories
MMMT: How You Can Still Buy Amazon Gift Cards Online & Earn 5X!

Amazon pulled all of their gift cards from online sellers, but there is still one way to get Amazon gift cards without going to the store! The post MMMT: How You Can... Read More

Frequent Miler
8% back in eBay bucks

Ebay is running a targeted offer for up to 10% back in eBay bucks on purchases of $25+ for two days only (Thursday and Friday 3/22 and... Read More

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