-I requested a suite in the older building, but there are only 3 suites in that building and at first they were unable to fulfill the request. No matter though, we were upgraded to a spectacular Park Executive suite that was possibly the most spacious hotel room I’ve ever been in. The room normally sells on their website for $1,100 per night, so not a bad deal for 18,000 points per night (a value of 6.1 cents per point). The room had 2 bathrooms, a vast dining and living room area, an office, a couple of closets, and a huge master bathroom and rain shower and jacuzzi. Not that I don’t have any complaints about the room though. The light switches are seriously poorly conceived. They are too “modern” for practical usage, even their own employees could barely operate them. Also a dozen lights are controlled by a single switch which is highly impractical and switches are not where they ought to be and are quite … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I wrote about the trip on DansDeals and the response was overwhelming. We received thousands of inquiries about attending, though many of those were hoping to offer a service to come for free. We had requests from Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers, Lecturers, Scientists, Babysitters, Massage Therapists, Bloggers, Instagramers, Influencers, Thought Leaders, a Yoga Instructor, and many more offering their services in exchange for a comped trip. Publications started pressing us to advertise our trip on their website or magazine. Now that may work on a cruise where prices are low and there are thousands of passengers, but it doesn’t work on a cruise that is planning on having just a dozen passengers to be feasible and make an awesome unprecendeted trip happen. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
If you pre-order duty free items and then decide to change plans or miss your flight, call Customer Service (at +1-877-553-3277) with your new flight details or to receive a refund. If you receive the wrong product or a damaged one when you're on the plane, let the flight attendant know right away (and don't open the product). Email [email protected] when you land and explain the situation to receive a full refund. You can also return unopened items on your flight. … [Read more...] about How to Pre-Order Duty Free Items @ Air Canada
5 round-trip awards on JetBlue from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale: 58,500 JetBlue points. 5 “even more space” round-trip upgrades on JetBlue from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale: 5,800 JetBlue points. 1 one-way saver award on United from Cleveland to Boston: 10,000 United miles. 1 one-way award on JetBlue from Boston to Cleveland: 8,600 JetBlue points. 1 Marriott Category 9, 5 Night Travel Package: 345,000 Marriott points. 1 Marriott Tier 4-5, 7 Night Travel Package: 540,000 Marriott points. OK, so technically I haven’t used these yet, but I’m still bitter over how Marriott handled these. September: … [Read more...] about Here’s How I Burned 3,023,450 Miles In 2018, How Did You Stack Up?
NY Times: “Don’t miss the unique and addicting pizze, dense bricks of sweet dough bursting with whole almonds, pine nuts, raisins and chunks of candied fruit (price varies by weight; a typical pizza goes for about 3 euro each). Baked throughout the day to keep up with demand, they’re usually warm and, like most of the forno’s sweets, are burnt almost to a crisp on top.” … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review
You can also call to piece together a flight from JFK to Berlin to Tel Aviv onto 1 ticket. If you’re willing to take a long connection or an overnight stopover BA.com won’t find that when you search for JFK-Tel Aviv but you may find JFK-Berlin and Berlin-Tel Aviv award space when searched separately. Either way you’ll pay the same 15K Avios for each segment, but when booked together you’ll save on German taxes that only apply to non-connecting flights. Call and BA will be able to book both segments on one ticket to avoid those taxes. … [Read more...] about 22 Things To Keep In Mind When Using Avios