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Travel News Recap – SPG Merger – eBay Gift Cards – AA UI Change

Booo. Easily the biggest (and saddest) news this week, Marriott and Starwood-SPG merger is to be completed this week. Announced in November of 2015, we have dreaded this moment for what seems like an eternity. Starwood points are some of (if not) the most valuable “point” currency in the business. […]

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Full Review – Flight from Europe to West Coast for less than $200 one-way

When you hear of a sub-$200 one-way flight to/from Europe on a budget airline, what comes to mind? luxury? Bus ticket? That seems way too cheap? Regardless of what is running through your head, rest assured, everything checks-out. We flew Norwegian Airlines last week from Copenhagen to Los Angeles on […]

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New Routes From the West Coast to Barcelona – Less than $200 One-Way

Norwegian Airlines just announced new flights from the West Coast to Barcelona, Spain. What’s better, these flights are starting at $199 one-way.   Who the heck is Norwegian Airlines? Norwegian Air is a, you guessed it, Norway-based airline offering “budget” flights. You may be wondering what Norway and Spain have in […]

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Does it Make Sense to Purchase Airline Miles?

I cannot tell you how many emails I get each week trying to get me to buy airline miles. It is typically American and Alaska who offer “bonus” miles or “extra” miles when you purchase miles during the promotion. Is purchasing miles a good deal? Whether or not it is a […]

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Free National Park Annual Pass for Families of a Fourth Grader – Yosemite – Yellowstone – Grand Canyon

Do you have a fourth grader? Do you want to save $80? If you answered yes to both of these questions, read on. Everyone likes free. The National Park Service is running a promotion to get more youngster and their families interested in the outdoors. If you have a fourth grader, […]

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Earn Double Points on Southwest Airlines Starting Now Through the Month of November

Southwest is offering double Rapid Reward points for paid flights this fall. You must book between September 1st and November 18th. You must also fly between September 1st and November 18th to earn your double points. Register here. Keep in mind, you only earning points from flying when paid with […]

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Use These Three Methods to Save Big Money on International Flights

We all like to save money. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you also like to travel. Marrying those two is what I live for. I’ve spent under $500 on airfare this year and I have flown around the world and then some, about ~ 31,000 miles. This is possible […]

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Just 10,000 Delta Points Round-Trip to Yellowstone + What are Your Options When Your Plane is Diverted

The Wife and I had a great time in Yellowstone this past weekend. It was a nice break from the grind of subways and taxis of our typical trips. Scoring a great deal using Delta points made things that much sweeter. And everyone loves a sweet deal and nearly free travel. […]