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SPG Hot Escapes Through July 4th, 2015

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SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide.  They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time.  You have until Saturday to book them.  The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate). This is probably one of the thinner weeks, with a few values in Asia.  There are some luxury properties on the list this week that […]

American Airlines Launches LAX-MEX and the Uncomfortable Soda Can Discussion. The Best of The Rest for Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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The Best of the Rest for Saturday includes American Airlines taking over the LAX-MEX route from Alaska, free $5 on iTunes, and more details on the disturbing soda can incident. Read more….

More Discounts To Europe, Up To 6,000 Miles For A Hotel Booking and New Southwest Routes To Cool Places. The Best Of The Rest For Friday, May 22, 2015

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More discounted fares to Europe, big hotel booking bonuses from Kaligo and a whole bunch of new Southwest routes to cool places.

Solid Deals At Loews Hotels You Want To Stay At

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Today’s Daily Getaway features discounts on Loews Hotels across the US.  They cover major metro markets like New York, Chicago and Boston as well as a few properties in the sun like Miami, Santa Monica and Coronado. Week 3 has some solid offers for folks, likely the first that will have widespread interest from various types of travelers. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage […]

Breaking Down Week 3 Of Daily Getaways

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The first two weeks of Daily Getaways are in the books. You can see my reviews of Week 1 here.  Look here for the Week 2 write-ups.  While some of these offers have sold out, there’s a handful still available that may be of interest. Week 3 has some solid offers for folks, likely the first that will have widespread interest from various types of travelers. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need […]

Free Club Carlson Points And New SPG Properties

1,000 Free Club Carlson points, easy to get. Delta seems to be tweaking award availability, with many routes now able to be booked with saver inventory less than 21 days prior to departure. Two new Starwood Preferred Guest properties in popular markets, Miami and Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines is offering double and triple miles on Emirates flights. A review of a Hyatt property in California that’s still on my list to visit. United Airlines reorganizing management.  One can only hope it leads to improvements in…anything.   The post Free Club […]

I’m A Member Of CLEAR Again

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For those unaware, CLEAR was a program that pre-dated TSA PreCheck and allowed for a “skip the line pass”.  You still needed to go through traditional security screening, but you were pushed to the front of the line.  It started 2005-ish and perished about 4 years later.  It was purchased out of bankruptcy and restarted, though with significantly less airports than before. I was lucky enough to purchase a renewal for my wife and I just a month or so before they declared bankruptcy.  The company that bought their assets out […]

It’s Still Not Too Late To Book Christmas Vacations

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Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, if you have school-aged kids, the end of December is likely a target on your calendar for a possible trip somewhere, whether it’s to get to warmer weather, play in the snow or visit family. I got a bit behind in my planning this year.  I’m planning a trip to Disney this fall for our family and two others, and just got done with a whirlwind of summer travel.  Add in surgery that still severely limits my keyboard time and I didn’t […]