Edward Pizzarello

About the Author

My goal in life is to fill my family’s passports with stamps, creating buckets of memories along the way. You’ll find me writing about realistic ways for normal people to travel the world, whether you’re on a budget or enjoy luxury. I also enjoy taking us on the occasional detour to explore the inner workings of the travel industry.

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Man Dragged Off United Flight Kicking And Screaming, Earns $800 In Free Travel

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There’s one cardinal rule of flying today.  No matter whether you’re right or wrong, when the flight crew tells you it’s time to get off the plane, you need to go.  A man decided that wasn’t the best course of action recently.  He was forcibly removed. The video below is making the rounds on the Internet: The Back Story Thanks to my friend Stefan for sending this article over earlier this morning.  This gentleman’s flight was oversold.  United asked for volunteers, offering a $400 voucher to take a later flight. […]

Did You Win Hyatt Globalist Status From Me?

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Hyatt’s top-tier status is the most valuable top-tier status in hotel loyalty right now.  I’ve been a Hyatt Diamond member for many years and with the recent program change become a Globalist member (truth be told, I’m now Lifetime Globalist and loving every minute of it). The folks at Hyatt were nice enough to let me bestow Hyatt Globalist status upon one lucky reader.  You don’t get all the cool perks (no free night or guaranteed suite upgrades unless you meet the 60-night threshold).  But, you’ll get all the other […]