With AMEX Premium car rental protection luxury cars and SUVs are covered. They had no problem covering the damage that the valet at the S. Regis Bal Harbour did to the Lincoln Navigator that Avis upgraded me to earlier this year. No messy paperwork required, just a quick online claim took care of everything. And yes, it will even cover the $75,000 scratch on the door of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo should you miraculously find yourself in a rented one 😉 … [Read more...] about Just How Amazing Are AMEX Credit Card Protections?
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-It is not easy to get Continental to let you confirm a bassinet seat! The 1st row in BusinessFirst can have a bassinet attached to the bulkhead wall, but on both of our flights only 1AB were open. Actually if you look at the seatmap only 1A was open and 1B is shown as taken, but odds are if 1A is open that really 1B is open as well. It’s no small feat to get it unblocked. I must have used the HUCA (hang up, call again!) technique at least 16 times to find a sympathetic rep. The excuses as to why they couldn’t be unblocked (it’s already taken, it’s for the pilot, it’s for disabled passengers, it’s for passengers with infants but only within 24 hours of the flight, etc, etc) were endless, but if you’re persistent you’ll always succeed. … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
17. Assassin’s Creed Monopoly Speaking of long-running video games, the Assassin’s Creed series has been around long enough now to have transitioned between console generations and has seen over ten entries. That’s not counting this Monopoly edition, that is. This set features locales, as well as timelines, from each of the Assassin’s Creed games from the first up until Unity. Trinkets, of course, are made from each of the games’ main assassin protagonists. But yes, you’ll end up fighting over who gets to be Ezio. There’s also a separate Assassin’s Creed Syndicate edition if you like everything to be a bit cockney Victorian London. … [Read more...] about The 20 best editions of Monopoly for niche board game nights
I have to give a big shout-out here to Bryan Gryka, the executive chef at Milt’s. I messaged him from the plane asking if he might be able to make an order for me so that it would be ready when I landed and he pulled through with an excellent balsamic bbq sous-vide ribeye steak sandwich: … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review
We were traveling with 14 Pomegranate meals. Normally I would just freeze them and put them in a regular suitcase as things stay frozen in the belly of the plane. However this trip would have too much downtime so AJK brought along ice packs and his Polar Bear Cooler, which is truly an awesome bag. [AJK: This bag is highly recommended. We’ve had stuff remain frozen on a scorching hot tarmac in Dubai for 18 hours without a hiccup. What I’ll do for POM’s boneless spare ribs in Abu Dhabi, eh?] We put it in a freezer when we could, but it did a great job making sure everything stayed frozen. And its perfectly durable to be checked in. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
Of course I was fully expecting the mediocre kosher meal, so I had ordered a Western Burger ($17) loaded with grilled pastrami, sauteed mushrooms, and caramelized onions and a hickory burger ($17) topped with onion rings and pulled brisket. I split the burgers with my brother and double wrapped each of them. The flight attendant was more than happy to warm it up and it was phenomenal. … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai