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How A Volcano In Iceland Could Disrupt European Travel

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In 2010 the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland spewed volcanic ash across a critical flight path between the US and Europe and sent a cloud of volcanic ash over much of eastern and central Europe.  This forced European officials to close the majority of airspace in the region for six days, stranding an estimated 10 million… Read More

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$5 Statement Credit from American Express with Shop Small

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American Express is running a promotion where you can get $5 off any purchase of $5 or more at a participating small business during the month of August in five selected cities: Houston, Sacramento, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Although American Express said that registration is limited, registration is still open here. The promotion… Read More


Marriott Megabonus Promotion & $20 Off Gift Card

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While Marriott is a perfectly lovely hotel chain that offers a consistent product with a huge footprint - boasting over 3,800 hotels across 15 brands, it just isn’t a brand that has attracted me in the past. But lately, I have been thinking more about giving Marriott a go. Here are a couple factors influencing… Read More


From now through the end of August, American Express and TripAdvisor have teamed up to offer customers a $50 statement credit on prepaid hotel rooms booked with AmexTravel of $250 or more. How To Get $50 Off $250 • Book prepaid hotel at AmexTravel for $250 or more • Make sure you link your Amex… Read More


Happy #NationalAviationDay

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Tuesday August 19th marks the 75th National Aviation Day.  The holiday, meant to celebrate the history of aviation, was started  in 1939, and August 19 was chosen to coincided with Orville Wright's birthday.  Here are some snapshots on how some airlines are wishing you a Happy #NationalAviationDay Bottom Line: Happy National Aviation Day!    … Read More


Hyatt Targeted Fall Promotion – Earn Up to 50,000 Bonus Points

Yesterday Hyatt started sending out targeted e-mails to Gold Passport members offering up to 50,000 bonus points for stays up to 20 eligible nights from September 1st thru November 30th, 2014.   This tiered promotion rewards member with more points for the more nights stayed  in 5 night increments: Stay 5 nights, earn 5,000 points… Read More

Perry Golf

Back in 2012, my brother, my Dad and I were out on our local golf course and had a bright idea. Why don't we take a week out of our busy lives to play some of the most challenging and historical golf courses in the world, 4 courses on the British Open Rotation? This was… Read More


Hyatt Place Giving Away 200 Free Rooms in the Next 200 Hours

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Last week, Starwood was promoting its 200th Four Points by Sheraton location by offering 200 to 400 bonus Starpoints and a free breakfast for one. Not to be outdone, this week Hyatt is promoting its more than 200 Hyatt Place locations by giving out 200 free rooms in the next 200 hours in 9 separate… Read More

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If your travel plans include visiting Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean this fall, check out these IHG Rewards Club properties that are offering 50% off points redemptions for stays between September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014. InterContinental Presidente Ixtapa Resort, Mexico 50,000 25,000 points per night InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, Panama 25,000… Read More


The other week I was approved for the awesome 140,000 Bonus Point Ritz Carlton Club card offer and one of the best benefits has now arrived, unlimited Lounge CLUB visits for me and my accompanying guests. I wasn't sure about all the benefits of the offer, after all they were communicated over the phone. But… Read More


Marriott Mobile App: Check-In And Check-Out Via Your Phone

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A while back we noticed a minor detail in the Marriott Mobile App update, members could check-in up to two hours before their arrival via the app. That was great news. Today you can now check-out via the mobile app and receive a copy of your invoice via email. Is that cool or what? Gone… Read More

Delta Airline CEO Talks Prices

Delta's CEO Richard Anderson talks about how airline prices, adjusted for inflation, are still one of the best bargains out there for consumers. He also shares his view on the import / export bank issue. You can watch the video below by clicking the image… Read More

Delta SKYBONUS Sweetpstakes

Delta is back with another limited time SkyBonus signup offer. This time they've combined it with a fairly large giveaway of SkyBonus points. They are running the SkyBonus Sweeptstakes to give members a chance to win 200,000 SkyBonus points and a $500 voucher. Plus, new members can signup and earn a 5,000 bonus points after… Read More

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Four Points by Sheraton is offering Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members the chance to receive 200 Starpoints and a free breakfast for one to celebrate the opening of the 200th Four Points by Sheraton.  SPG members can earn 200 additional Starpoints for stays that include a Sunday. The offer is valid on bookings and stays… Read More

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pmm free app friday itunes

It’s Friday again and time for more free kid’s apps. Here is a great deal if you are looking for some new kid-friendly apps for iTunes! Through tonight, 10 PM CST, you can get 23 FREE educational apps including colors, shapes, math, spelling, art, stories and more ($51 value.) BabyWeeklyFlyer is loving these apps and it is… Read More


Gas and Directions … Hints for Meeting the 3rd Quarter Spending Bonus

I'm an a ambitious manufactured spender.  I am sure that I manufacture more than most, and a little bit less than some. Since I fly more than some, and drive less than most, I am having a hard time meeting the Chase Freedom and the Discover it® third quarter spending bonus at gas stations. Back in… Read More


Happy Hour: The Southwest Airlines Porch in Midtown Manhattan

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It was an awesome late summer day weather wise in New York City … perefect for Thursday afternoon happy hour! We left the busiest Starbucks in America (1585 Broadway in the heart of Times Square) and figured out we were just a couple blocks off the Southwest Airlines Porch in Bryant Park. It’s been open… Read More


Major Changes to Delta Shuttle Service at New York (LGA)


Starting on November 2, 2014, Delta’s shuttle service between New York and Boston (BOS) will be moving from the Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C at LaGuardia as well as upgauging these flights to Boeing 717's. Delta will still operate their shuttle service to Chicago (ORD) and Washington DC (DCA) from the Marine Air Terminal at this… Read More

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