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by Hilary Stockton on 7/26/2016
Square_7_reasons_to_visit_costa_brava
6/17/2016
  Spain's Costa Brava (literally, "rugged coast") certainly enjoys a beautiful and dramatic landscape, but there's much more to it than meets the eye. Located northeast of Barcelona, the Costa Brava attracted Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and other...
Square_downgraded_flight_compensation_due_to_aircraft_change
6/16/2016
  Is Compensation Due You for a Downgraded Flight Due to an Aircraft Change? For example, if you were booked on Singapore Suites on the A380 and there's an aircraft swap to a 777 with only Business Class seats, what...
Square_70k_united_mileageplus_explorer_bonus_targeted_offer
6/16/2016
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer bonus offer is being targeted to some MileagePlus members. Here are the offer details: 70,000 bonus MileagePlus miles after spending $3000 in purchases in the first 3 months after account opening 5000 bonus miles...
Square_activate_chase_freedom_5x_for_restaurants_and_wholesale_clubs_for_q3_2016
6/14/2016
  Starting June 15, activate Chase Freedom 5X for Restaurants and Wholesale Clubs for July - September 2016 spend. Restaurants, along with grocery stores, are my two favorite 5X categories. What other card, after all, gives you 5X points on all...
Square_buy_alaska_miles_with_50_percent_bonus_extended_to_tomorrow
6/14/2016
  The Buy Alaska Miles with a 50% Bonus Offer has been extended to tomorrow, June 15. Note that this is a targeted offer, so some Mileage Plan members may be targeted for a lower bonus amount. I'd been delaying buying...
Square_review-amex_centurion_lounge_sfo-entrance
6/13/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Lounge at San Francisco Airport SFO Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews, including the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia, and the AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle.  See all...
Square_100k_aadvantage_miles_with_2_citi_aadvantage_cards
6/12/2016
  Earn 100K AAdvantage miles with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and CitiBusiness AAdvantage cards, if you haven't opened or closed either card within the past 24 months. The public bonus of both cards is only 30,000 AAdvantage miles, so...
Square_review-the_clam_restaurant-nyc
6/11/2016
The Clam is one of the best NYC restaurants we've reviewed, although since it's not in our neighborhood it's been months since we were last there. We had a chance to revisit it last night, so here's our updated review...
Square_oneworld_change-no_separate_tickets_protection_no_through_checked_bags
6/10/2016
  Oneworld has eliminated separate ticket protection and through-checked baggage on separate tickets, effective June 1, 2016. The oneworld policy used to be that passengers flying on separate tickets, as long as they are oneworld carriers, were protected in case of...
Square_hotel_review-loews_regency_san_francisco-transamerica_pyramid_view_from_desk
6/9/2016
  This Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel Review (formerly, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco) is from a recent San Francisco stopover to see friends, on our way back from Bora Bora, New Zealand and Fiji. For other San Francisco luxury...
Square_delta_amex-free_shake_shack_meals_in_nyc
6/8/2016
  Delta AMEX cardholders can enjoy a free NYC Shake Shack meal tomorrow and Friday. There was also free Shake Shack at the Madison Square Park location earlier today, 11-2pm, but that is now over. While Shake Shack tends to be...
Square_american_airlines_aadvantage_revenue_based_earning-winners_losers_and_faq
6/7/2016
  American Airlines' AAdvantage Will Have Revenue Based Earning as of August 1, 2016, and other frequent flyer changes for AAdvantage elites will reward those who spend more money on AA. Revenue Based Earning, By Elite Status Back in November...
Square_expedite_amex_membership_rewards_points_via_live_chat
6/7/2016
  You Can Expedite Your AMEX Membership Rewards points via Live Chat, at least for points you've earned through spend. Even better, at least sometimes your signup bonus points are expedited as well, as a byproduct of expediting your points...
Square_review-amex_centurion_studio_seattle_airport-more_lounge_seating
6/6/2016
  This AMEX Centurion Studio at Seattle Airport Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews, including the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia, and soon, the AMEX Centurion Lounge in...
Square_50k_amex_gold_delta_skymiles_card_with_100_statement_credit
6/4/2016
  A 50K AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles signup bonus offer with $100 statement credit is available if you start a Delta.com flight booking. You don't have to actually complete your Delta booking, you can simply apply for the offer and later make...
Square_amex-_no_more_prorated_refunds_of_annual_fee
6/4/2016
  AMEX is ending prorated refunds of the annual fee, effective September 1, 2016. Currently, if you cancel an American Express card several months after your annual fee hits, you receive a prorated refund of the annual fee. So for...
Square_60k_citi_executive_aadvantage_card_worth_it
6/3/2016
  There's a 60K Citi AAdvantage Executive card, better than the usual 50K bonus offer. Is it worth getting, given the hefty $450 annual fee that is not waived? First, here are the card benefits and details: Earn 60,000 AAdvantage...
Square_review-fiji_airways_business_class_a330-seats_2a_2b
6/2/2016
  This Fiji Airways Business Class Review is from a Fiji trip report. For more on Fiji stay and our Air New Zealand flights to Fiji, please see these posts: Air New Zealand Auckland Airport New Koru Lounge Review Review: Air New Zealand...
Square_four_seasons_new_york_downtown_open_for_reservations
6/1/2016
  Four Seasons New York Downtown is now open for reservations, for stays beginning October 17, 2016 (just two days after the opening of the new Four Seasons Kyoto) and there's a special intro offer for stays booked by June...
Square_italy_in_business_class_from_1066_roundtrip_and_where_to_stay
6/1/2016
  Update: This appears to be dead. Hope some readers were able to benefit! Fly Business Class to Europe from $1066 roundtrip, thanks to a British Airways and American fare sale from cities such as Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO)...
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