How we booked Kenya Airways new JFK-NBO Business Class with Miles
Oct11

How we booked Kenya Airways new JFK-NBO Business Class with Miles

In just under two weeks in late October, Kenya Airways is set to start their new Dreamliner 787 service non-stop from Nairobi to New York’s JFK airport. Flights from the east coast to Africa have been few and far between without connections or routing via the middle east. It is possible to redeem miles on this new flight, but it does take a little bit of work. The Route Kenya Airways will be flying the plane with a new 787...

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Alaska Airlines offers extra miles while shopping In Store and Online
Oct06

Alaska Airlines offers extra miles while shopping In Store and Online

Earning extra miles by shopping online is nothing new for most seasoned veterans of the miles and points world, but recently airlines have been jumping into the brick and mortar sector. Now, by simply linking your credit cards to your online shopping account, you can earn extra miles by shopping in stores that you go to every day. Quick Online Shopping Recap Just a quick refresher. If you know about online shopping skip to the next...

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Want Marriott Ambassador Status? Don’t redeem your points…
Oct04

Want Marriott Ambassador Status? Don’t redeem your points…

The recent merger between Starwood and Marriott has been… less than perfect. There have been technical issues, account merger issues, booking issues, and about any other issue you can think of. Elite status and elite benefits across both programs weren’t showing properly, nights weren’t adding up, and stays weren’t showing. It would seem that largely that has been taken care of, and things seem to be running...

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How many miles can you earn as an Alaska Airlines MVP Elite Member?
Oct03

How many miles can you earn as an Alaska Airlines MVP Elite Member?

Loyalty programs drive loyalty, plain and simple. Earning miles is the airline’s way to give you a little something back for you giving them a bunch of money. American, Delta, and United have all changed to a cost based loyalty program, meaning the more you spend the more you earn. Alaska Airlines is still the only airline that awards you one mile for every mile you fly, and that creates some unique opportunities to earn a lot...

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Why do we fart so much on planes?
Sep08

Why do we fart so much on planes?

As the old adage goes, he who smelt it, dealt it. The problem is that on most of the planes, there are dozens of people dealing it at the same time. Turns out there’s a real reason for it, and it’s not just the crummy airplane food. I’m sitting in a first class cabin on Alaska Airlines writing this right now and there’s a very common smell wafting around the cabin. You all know what it is. It’s poo gas! Someone is farting like a fiend...

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Leaving town? Here’s how to hold your mail
Aug03

Leaving town? Here’s how to hold your mail

There are a few tell tale signs that you’re on vacation. When I was a kid, I would see the newspapers piling up in front of the neighbors house and I knew that they were gone. Neighbors watch out for each other, so we would always collect and recycle those papers. At least in our mind, we were doing our part to make it look like they were at home. Since it seems like less and less people subscribe to newspapers, another surefire way...

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How to get free Sirius XM Radio with National
Jul26

How to get free Sirius XM Radio with National

You’ve had a long day at the airport. You just got on a rental car shuttle and finally waited through the long line to get a rental car. You want to rock out to some of your favorite tunes… but there’s NEVER a list of the stations in a new city. You’ve got no idea what to listen to. You could have asked for Sirius XM radio at the check in counter, but decided it wasn’t worth the extra $6-10 a day for the service. There’s got to be a...

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How to apply for an International Driving Permit
Jul15

How to apply for an International Driving Permit

While city centers are great and easily accessible by public transit, having the freedom to leave and explore the outskirts of the city is truly liberating. In my opinion, that’s where you find the “true” vibe of a place. Depending on the country that you’re visiting, rules vary. If you’re in a country like Canada or Great Britain, using your normal drivers license is more than enough. Visit a country like Latvia however, and you’ll...

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How to QUICKLY get Marriott Elite Status before July 31
Jul05

How to QUICKLY get Marriott Elite Status before July 31

August 1st is the magical day for the new Marriott Rewards program. SPG will be no more, Marriott will reign supreme, and while some benefits will stay, some will go away. Getting your Marriott Elite Status before the change on August 1st should be on everyone’s list. While some things are staying the same and many are changing, one of the ones that is a big grey area is Marriott Meetings. If you haven’t heard about this...

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Free* Washer and Dryer this weekend at Sears
May27

Free* Washer and Dryer this weekend at Sears

A free washer and dryer is a huge deal, especially when they’re new! Sears is offering a very unique deal to get yourself a new washer and dryer for $0 after their discounts and rebates. Check it out!

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