“We regret to inform you that all Icelandair flights for today have been cancelled”

That was the announcement I heard on Friday about an hour before my flight was to board back to Orlando. I was doing some work in Icelandair’s Saga Lounge, and I knew there was an issue with high winds, but I didn’t even consider that it was bad enough to cancel all flights in and […]

Rakuten (ebates) Offering 10% Cashback Today Only (9/23) IHG & Choice Hotels Included

Cashback portal Rakuten (better known as ebates) is offering 10% cashback, or 10x Membership Rewards today only (9/23) at 250 stores. This deal ends at 12 midnight Pacific time, so take a look to see if there are any deals that interest you. Most of the usual stores are included here, and can possibly represent […]

Flight Review: Intra-Europe Business Class, British Airways A320 (London-Munich)

Date: 6/30/19 Airline: British Airways Aircraft: Airbus A320 Flight Number: 948 Origin: London, England (LHR) Destination: Munich, Germany (MUC) Flight Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes Cabin: Business Class Seat: 6F Introduction: After spending a great week in London, I was off to meet my sister and nephews in Germany. I had used Alaska Mileage Plan […]

Top 10 Tips for Surviving the World’s Longest Flight (Newark-Singapore)

In a few weeks I’ll be taking my second trip in Premium Economy on the current longest flight in the world, from Newark, N.J. to Singapore and back on Singapore Airlines (SQ21/22). You can read my review of that first flight here. Luckily the Airbus A350-900ULR used by Singapore Airlines on this route is configured […]

Talking Travel Inspiration with my Uber Driver

Back at the end of June I started my trip around the world by hopping in an Uber in front of my house en route to Tampa International Airport. I was actually going to drive over and park in the Economy Lot, but 19 days x $10 per day…(you get the idea), so on a […]

Continuing my move away from American Airlines…Credit Card Canceled!

For the last few years, while I was based for a time in Dallas, I flew American Airlines almost exclusively for work and pleasure. I had opened a Barclays U.S. Airways Mastercard in its final days back in January 2015, which soon after became the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard. Later that year I converted it […]

Reminder – 2 days left to buy Hilton points with up to a 100% Bonus

Just a reminder that if you have any upcoming Hilton stays you are planning, to check and see if buying Hilton Honors points can save you some money. There is a current promotion ending at 12 Midnight ET on January 26th that effectively allows you to buy points for 1/2 cent each. Sign into your […]

Early Summer flight deals to Europe! From $115 one way!

A couple of years ago there was a deal from Washington, D.C to Zurich, Switzerland for $427 roundtrip. It was for March travel and we jumped all over it thinking it may never happen again. Since then though, airfare has been on a major downward trend, with deals happening almost weekly. The one exception to that […]

No help from Hilton Honors on Doubletree Cariari embarrassment!

Last week I wrote about an incident I experienced at the Doubletree Cariari in San José, Costa Rica. You can read the details about it here, but the bottom line is that the front desk clerk assumed my friend, who had come to visit me at the hotel, was a prostitute, and tried to charge […]