Where to get a free 24-48 hour Covid test in Seattle
Jul11

Where to get a free 24-48 hour Covid test in Seattle

If you live in, work in, or visit Seattle, you’re eligible to get free testing from the City of Seattle. Due to a partnership with the county and the University of Washington, you can get tested at one of two drive in locations, by appointment, for free. How to Register According to the city of Seattle, anyone can get registered to get tested. From the city’s website: If you attended large gatherings, you MAY have been...

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Our Recent Covid-19 Hotel Stay, How Different Was It?
Jul11

Our Recent Covid-19 Hotel Stay, How Different Was It?

Just last weekend we decided to fire up the car and head on an old fashioned road trip. Flying wasn’t in the cards quite yet, and we got a new puppy a few months back. We thought this might be the perfect chance to get him on the road, and also test the waters for heading back out there into the travel world. We knew that things were going to be different, but weren’t quite prepared for just HOW different things would be....

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American Airlines offers 45% off when Buying Miles
Jul05

American Airlines offers 45% off when Buying Miles

If you’re in a buying mood and planning for the future, American Airlines is offering a 45% discount for the month of July if you buy miles. The pricing really isn’t that bad, especially if you’re looking at premium travel for later this year and in 2021. The Deal The more mile you buy, the bigger discount that you’ll get. 6,000-10,000 miles = 10% off 11,000-25,000 miles = 20% off 26,000-50,000 miles = 25% off...

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American Airlines Policies Risk Further Spread of Coronavirus
Jun28

American Airlines Policies Risk Further Spread of Coronavirus

American Airlines decided to put profits over passenger health when they announced on July 1st they would be selling planes to 100% capacity, in the middle of a pandemic.

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Insane Deal: US to Hong Kong from $239 Round Trip
Jun22

Insane Deal: US to Hong Kong from $239 Round Trip

Well this is just bonkers. We’ve seen some great deals from the US to Asia before, but this is just about as cheap as you’ll see. The Deal Both Oneworld and Star Alliance carriers are offering some insane rates between Las Vegas and Hong Kong right now. For just $239, you can fly to the other side of the world and back. Yeah, that’s a long way to go in economy, but it’s less than it costs to fly to Vegas from...

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Ouch. LATAM Airlines is pulling out of Argentina
Jun17

Ouch. LATAM Airlines is pulling out of Argentina

After 15 years of operation in the country, LATAM Argentina formally announced that they are going to stop operating in the country effective immediately. This means that there will now be an almost full monopoly on routes inside of Argentina, and a suspension of services to Santiago, Lima, Miami and Sao Paolo. From the Argentine newspaper La Nacion, the exact details have yet to be worked out because there are, of course, miles of...

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American Airlines announces Double Miles on all Summer Flights
Jun11

American Airlines announces Double Miles on all Summer Flights

American Airlines is pulling out all the stops to try and get summer travelers back into their airplanes. With most people canceling their trips in lieu of road trips or local tourism, the airlines are hurting. We’ve seen Alaska Airlines announce a double miles promotion and now American is following suit. With their Summer of Deals promotion, all flights between now and September 30th will accrue double AAdvantage Miles. Summer...

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Citi Premier Adding $100 Hotel Credit and Supermarket Bonus
Jun10

Citi Premier Adding $100 Hotel Credit and Supermarket Bonus

I”m really pleased to see credit cards responding to the needs of consumers during this covid-19 pandemic. We’ve seen companies adding extra credits and bonuses to help offset the annual fees for many cards. Citi Prestige, their high value high-annual fee card got a lot of attention recently, but the mid-tier Citi Premier card had been widely ignored. Many card members, including yours truly, got a letter in the mail...

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Which Countries are Safest to Travel for Covid-19?
Jun09

Which Countries are Safest to Travel for Covid-19?

Which countries are safest to travel for Covid-19? Where can you travel this year to feel safer and have less chance to contract the virus? These questions have been around many a kitchen table for the past two months, including our own. We want to travel and explore the world, but not everywhere is created equal. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a resource, a website perhaps, that ranked each country by various factors to...

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American Airlines Re-Opening Admiral’s Clubs in 10 cities
Jun08

American Airlines Re-Opening Admiral’s Clubs in 10 cities

American Airlines has had a sort of summer revival as of late. Airplane loads are 3x what they were in April and rising. Because of that, travelers are demanding a certain sense of normalcy return to air travel as quickly as possible.  In just two short weeks, American Airlines will be re-opening up their Admiral’s Clubs in 10 airports and another dozen or so will open up as service centers. The List The list is short, as...

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