Alaska Airlines adds new 100,000 mile Elite Tier
Jan11

Alaska Airlines adds new 100,000 mile Elite Tier

On March 31st, Alaska Airlines will be joining the OneWorld alliance along with American Airlines, British Airways and more. Current MVP Gold 75k members are enjoying extended status from last year and will soon have OneWorld Emerald Status, but what about those who are the super Alaska flyers? The real road warriors who pound out more than 100,000 miles each and every year? Today, Alaska Airlines announced that there will be a new...

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No, you should NOT wait to see if Flight prices go down
Jan09

No, you should NOT wait to see if Flight prices go down

It’s inevitable. You’re thinking about booking a flight and you see the price. $400. It seems steep, but with 3 months to go you’re thinking maybe the price goes down. 2 months later the price is at $440 and you’re thinking, well maybe the price will go down. With 4 weeks go to and the price is now $550 and deep down YOU KNOW the airline will lower the price. No, the airline is not going to lower the price of your ticket. No, the you...

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Getting Tested for Covid 19 on Vacation in Hawaii
Jan06

Getting Tested for Covid 19 on Vacation in Hawaii

In order to head to Hawaii on vacation, you must present a negative Covid-19 test. If you don’t present a test, you’re subject to quarantine when you land. But, if you start to feel symptoms or just want to have a little bit of extra reassurance, there are plenty of places to get free testing while you’re on the islands. We were tested for free in Maui while we were there, and the process was quick, painless, and...

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The Most Powerful Feature of the British Airways App… that you’re NOT using!
Jan05

The Most Powerful Feature of the British Airways App… that you’re NOT using!

As the general public moves away from desktops and onto devices, the need for companies to develop powerful apps has grown. No longer is the mobile version of a website going to suffice for most users. Airlines in general have been slow to advance beyond booking trips, managing bookings, and seeing your mileage balances. British Airways has come leaps and bounds ahead of its competition with this amazing feature that every points...

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Opinion: Nothing I Say will Stop you from Traveling
Jan04

Opinion: Nothing I Say will Stop you from Traveling

Covid cases are on the rise not only all over the USA, but all over the world. ICU beds are filling up in every state in the nation. Chances are your neighbor, or perhaps even you, decided to get together with friends or family from different households over Thanksgiving or Christmas, against common sense and medical advice. Nothing I can say to you in person or on this blog is going to change your opinion about traveling during the...

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Why you should Visit Hawaii Right Now
Jan03

Why you should Visit Hawaii Right Now

Covid cases in the United States have been rising out of control over the winter, and most Americans are looking for some sort of a reprieve from the mandates and restrictions in their hometowns. With Hawaii opening up for business and tourism in October, many have been trying to find a way to experience the islands for themselves. We’ve just returned from a week on the islands, and without a doubt we can tell you that if you’ve been...

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Emotional Support Animals No Longer Welcome on Alaska Airlines
Jan02

Emotional Support Animals No Longer Welcome on Alaska Airlines

If you’ve got an emotional support animal, “certified” or not, you won’t be able to fly with them on Alaska Airlines moving forward. On December 2, 2020, The United States Department of Transportation put out new rules for what constitutes a service animal onboard aircraft. The Meat and Potatoes The two main takeaways of the ruling are as follows: Define a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to...

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Alaska Airlines Extends 50% Bonus to Elite MVP Status
Jan01

Alaska Airlines Extends 50% Bonus to Elite MVP Status

Last year Alaska Airlines extended a fantastic promotion to every member of their Mileage Plan program. Every flight that you took, whether it was in economy or first class would earn you an additional 50% of elite miles towards MVP status qualification. Alaska Airlines has just extended that promotion from December 31, 2020 until June 30th, 2021. That means that every flight you take on Alaska Airlines will earn you a bunch more...

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Free Wine (nearly) is BACK for the Holidays!
Dec17

Free Wine (nearly) is BACK for the Holidays!

Ho Ho ho! It’s that time of year again, for today and tomorrow (Thursday Dec 17 and Friday Dec 18) you can get practically free wine and free shipping on all orders with our absolute favorite company, Last Bottle Wines. I mean, at the end of the day, If you can’t travel or won’t travel and you’re stuck at home, how about getting some potentially free wine out of it? Enter Last Bottle! Last year I got turned on to Last...

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Radisson Blu Lyon – Hotel Review
Dec16

Radisson Blu Lyon – Hotel Review

Lyon is an often overlooked city on the typical tourism routes in France. While Paris, Nice, and Bordeaux pull a lot of tourism, the food capital of France doesn’t always get picked up on a lot of radar. The Radisson Blu Lyon occupies the top most floors of one of the iconic skyscrapers in the city. While ridiculously expensive while booking a cash rate, the points option is probably your best bet. Check out our hotel review of the...

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