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Best Breakfast In Highlands – Mountain Fresh


In the sleepy summer getaway just ~2.5 hours north of Atlanta there is one great breakfast spot that will you up in the morning. Every time we visit the mountains this is a must stop for breakfast. The Mountain Fresh Grocery is more than just a a grocery. Just a stones throw from the famous… Read More

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Free Club Lounge Access With Travel Code By John Mauldin


It seems there are still people getting caught off guard by the recent American Express changes with access to Delta Sky Club access. A few months ago Delta and American Express changes the access privileges to Delta Sky Club for Platinum Card members, card members can no longer bring in guests and certainly can't gain… Read More

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Earn $5 Statement Credits from American Express in August

Amex Shop Small

American Express is running a variation on its Small Business Saturday during the month of August called Shop Small August Card Member Offer. The Shop Small promotion is for a $5 statement credit when you spend $5 at a participating small business in one of these five cities: Houston Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Sacramento Philadelphia Minneapolis-St. Paul Per… Read More


Open Letter to United Airlines


As most you that read the blog know, I am a sucker for Good Food, Stiff Drinks and Fast Women. Not in any particular order. (PS This is NOT The Weekly Flyer. This is the Captain speaking. The rambling, incoherent drivel contained in the post below, may or may not offend you, but is guaranteed… Read More


Hyatt 5,000 Point Redemption Hotels

Hyatt 5,000

When it comes to Hyatt Hotels, they offer free night redemptions starting at 5,000 Gold Passport points for their Category 1 properties.   Hyatt Gold Passport members earn 5 points per dollar spent and in addition, Platinum members can earn a 15% point bonus and Diamond members a 30% bonus. Hyatt also allows members to combine… Read More


70,000 Chase Ink Plus Sign-Up Bonus

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Per DeltaPoints, there is currently a 70,000 Chase Ink Plus sign-up bonus (there is no online link) going on right now. It appears to be a public offer that is available in your local branch, however if you have recently applied for the card and got in on the 60,000 sign-up bonus, you can send a Secure… Read More

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It's Wednesday meaning Starwood just released this week's SPG Hot Escapes, where you can save a bunch on your upcoming hotel stays. Every week, they offer savings at select properties which are bookable now through Saturday. Offer Details: Weekly savings start at 20% off SPG members save more and earn Starpoints Stay over the next… Read More


Southwest Passenger Kicked Off Plane Because of a Tweet


What's the craziest reason why a passenger has been kicked off a plane? How about for a Tweet. That's right, a Southwest Airlines passenger was removed from a flight after he sent a negative tweet to @SouthwestAir about a customer service agent. Well, the agent didn't like what he wrote so decided to kick him off… Read More


United is back with a mid year promotion to entice their old frequent flyers back. This limited time and potentially targeted promotion offers double premier qualifying miles from August 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. How To Register • You can register for the double Premier Qualifying Miles here Promotion Details • Register by August… Read More


Overview of Kimpton Karma Tier 2 Status

Kimpton Karma

Each week, we will be taking a look at a hotel or airline elite status level and the benefits that come with it and how to leverage earning the status. So far we have looked at Hilton Gold, Hilton Diamond, Starwood Gold, Starwood Platinum, Hyatt Platinum, Hyatt Diamond, Marriott Silver, Marriott Gold, Marriott Platinum, Fairmont Premier, Fairmont Platinum, Omni Platinum, Omni Black, Club Carlson Gold, and Club Carlson Concierge  status. So… Read More

Delta Free One Way To Puerto Rico

This is a post in our series of Delta Secrets we've learned over the last 11 years flying this great airline that just happens to have a more "interesting" way to find flights you want to take at the miles you want to spend. In the past, I've shared an approach on how to get free one way flights… Read More


Reach For the Miles- NYC Meet Up Tonight

Reach for the Miles UPGRD

Just a head's up for those in the NYC area, that there will be a Reach for the Miles meetup tonight, Tuesday July 22nd at 6pm Details of the event: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:00 PM Professor Thom's (2nd floor) 219 2nd Avenue, New York, NY Per the invitation: Come join other frequent flyers, miles and points aficionados and avid… Read More


Delta Suspends Service To Israel And Diverts Flight

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According to Delta, they have suspended all flights between Tel Aviv (TLV) and its New York-JFK hub. They appear to be taking precautionary measures in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy and reports of rockets landing near Tel Aviv airport. Today, they've diverted Delta flight 468 operated by a Boeing 747 away from Tel Aviv and to Paris… Read More


How To Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To Airline Programs

Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Option

Transferring Citi ThankYou points to airline or hotel loyalty programs is a relatively new feature and the options are limited to global airlines and Hilton Hotels at the moment. But there can still be value in transferring Citi ThankYou points to these partners. The process to transfer the points is straightforward and once complete, you'll have miles… Read More

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Citi ThankYou Transfer Options Makes Points More Flexible

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Citi ThankYou points have just become more valuable. They've now introduced the option to transfer ThankYou points into 8 global airline loyalty programs vastly expanding the use of points in your ThankYou accounts. Granted, some of these airlines are already transfer partners of American Express, like Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles, and even Singapore which is a transfer… Read More

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Get Up To 25% Off On Seamless Food delivery

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If you've ever arrived back to your hotel late at night hungry, you may already know about Seamless. Seamless is a convenient food delivery service which can provide your favorite restaurant food directly to your hotel room door. It can be a great service for business travelers. For example, on a stay in New York City, I… Read More

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Earn Double or Triple Points with Hilton- Registration Now Open

Hilton Triple Points

Registration is now open for Hilton's newest promotion which runs from August 1 to October 31. Details of the Promotion:  Earn a reward night up to 3X faster with the Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip promotion. Earn Triple HHonors Points on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights, and Double HHonors Points on Monday through Thursday nights. Just sign… Read More


Last night on the news, I heard about a potentially fake Uber driver robbing a woman in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta. So, I got to thinking about how to best protect yourself since Uber cars don't have any signage which makes them more easily impersonated. I am a big fan of Uber and… Read More