Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on Facebook Find dozens of DansDeals trip reports here. Follow my travels and more on Instagram @DansDeals The hottest plane ticket last year was for United flight 747 from San Francisco to Honolulu on November 7th. Premium cabin tickets sold out in minutes and coach sold out shortly after that. I grabbed 2 business class awards as soon as United announced in September that they would be holding a special final flight for their 747. I may not have been old enough to fly the Concorde, but I wasn’t going to miss this celebration. I have lots of fond 747 memories from childhood plane spotting, to first class cabins on airlines like Korean and Lufthansa, and to the amazing 747 trip I took with Rafi last year to San Francisco. United’s 747 is as iconic as they come, having flown its first flight from San Francisco to Honolulu back in 1970. No other airline will hold a 747 celebration like United. 47 years later … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: The Final United 747 Flight And 2 Days In Maui
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Monopoly! There’s no better board game you can play with your friends and/or family when you want to spend a good few hours locked in a bitter class struggle until one person eventually emerges as both tycoon and victor – and thus, capitalism! There have been a huge array of editions of Monopoly through the years, as it pioneered the licensed board game genre. Let’s take a glance at the best Monopoly editions out there, with a list of twenty of them. If it so goes that you are both alive and reading this right now, odds are at least fairly good that you’ve at least heard of Monopoly the board game before. It’s over a hundred years old, is well known for taking hours to finish a game, and is almost guaranteed to upset the relationship between you, your family and friends at least once. For a game based around buying up real estate and being the ‘winner’ by earning the most money and making your associates bankrupt, it’s ironic that the … [Read more...] about The 20 best editions of Monopoly for niche board game nights
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on FacebookHyatt 2019 Annual Category Changes Most hotels chains reorganize their categories yearly to keep them current with the average rates that they charge. Hyatt hotels have no capacity controls on standard rooms. The good part about that is that if a major event is in town and rates are quadruple what they normally are, you can still use the regular amount of points as long as the hotel is not sold out of standard rooms. 130 hotels are going up in category while 129 hotels are going down in category this year. That’s a whole lot more fair than Marriott’s ridiculously lopsided 2019 changes. But there are still lots of pain points here. Book stays before 3/18 local hotel time to lock in current rates for future stays at hotels that are going up. You can book stays up to a year in advance. Almost all hotel stays are cancellable for free until a certain amount of time before the stay (read the fine print). … [Read more...] about Hyatt 2019 Annual Category Changes, Lock In Lower Rates And Anniversary Nights At Hotels Getting More Expensive Now!
-Find more articles like this by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. —————————————————————————–Continued from: Trip Notes Maldives: The Longest Flight In The World And 2 Nights In Paradise. We arrived in Singapore from the Maldives on Friday morning. Thanks to the ghetto upgrade (lie-flat seating in coach thanks to an empty row of 4 seats in the middle of the Singapore A330) we were ready and raring to go. Living on the edge. I had already done my research thanks to the Singapore thread on DDF as well as the Lonely Planet Singapore guidebook. Taxis in Singapore are relatively inexpensive, though pricing rules are complicated with higher fees depending on the time of day. There is a 25% surcharge over the meter for trips starting 6am-9:30am and from … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: 2 Nights In Singapore And Back Home On A Korean A380
Hyatt has been a lone holdout in not counting award nights towards earning elite status. Starwood started counting them over 6 years ago and other chains do as well. Hyatt will finally join the club on on 1/1/18. It’s a day late and a dollar short. They massively devalued their program last year. They wound up practically paying me to get 2 years of top-tier status due to a loophole earlier this year, but the program is now ridiculously hard to reach top-tier status. But more people will be able to reach that bar thanks to this change, so better late than never I suppose. Free night awards given out for making 30 or 60 hotel nights in a year will also be extended from 120 to 180 days of validity, though as a top-tier elite, I’ve been able to get 10K points credit for each expired tier 1-4 free night. Will you try to obtain Hyatt elite status due to this change? HT: mochjas, via DDF … [Read more...] about Hyatt Will Finally Count Award Nights Towards Elite Status
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that I try to put off cleaning my makeup brushes for as long as possible. We all know how important it is to properly wash our brushes, but what does "properly" even mean? To try and answer that question, I did a little research to find out exactly how to clean makeup brushes. What's the best way to do it, and what tools do you need for the job? So in case any of you are asking the same questions, I put together a quick guide that lays out everything from the best makeup brush cleaner to a step-by-step process for how to clean a Beauty Blender. And finally, I did a little digging to figure out the answer to this question: how often should you clean your makeup brushes? Dive in and let us know in the comments how you clean your brushes! What to know before you start cleaning First things first: the most important thing to know is that you NEED to clean your makeup brushes. Unless you use disposable applicators every single time (which, … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Clean Makeup Brushes and Sponges