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Which Chase Card Is Best When You’re Starting With Points?

In general, I tell most peeps to start with the Chase Sapphire Preferred. It’s the quintessential points card, even after all these years. And you can transfer the... Read More

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AMEX Sees Membership Rewards Splurge as Reason for Q1 Profit Jump

It was very interesting to hear the impact an improved Membership Rewards program has had on AMEX’s bottom line. The company reported earnings, which easily beat... Read More

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Review: United Global First Lounge – Tokyo (Narita)

Our flight to San Francisco was on one of the now retired 747s with United Global First. When flying Global First, you have the choice between the ANA lounges in NRT and... Read More

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Review: American Airlines Business Class 777-200 Dallas to Tokyo-NRT

Also see:  Electric Tokyo: A $15,000 Week in Japan for $58 (With Business Class Flights and Free Hotels!) Review: JAL Business Class Sky Suite 787-8 NRT-DFW The day... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
Are you nervous about flying after the Southwest incident yesterday? Let’s talk.

I am a nervous flyer. The Southwest incident yesterday does not faze me one bit. Let me tell you why. The post Are you nervous about flying after the Southwest... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Huge news from Marriott & SPG, Mistakes while travel hacking, Southwest engine blows up

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More

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New! Chase Hyatt Visa Offers for Spending at a Dozen Merchants

Just got this email from Chase. Peeps with a Chase Hyatt Visa can now sign up for an official offer page and activate offers – very similar to Amex Offers. I have... Read More

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Saying Bye to One of the Best SPG Program Benefits and How it Changes My Vacation Plans

According to Lucky at One Mile at a Time, Marriott will only credit elite nights for one of the rooms you book per night as of August 1, 2018. This pretty much... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Improved Southwest Rebooking Features, How To Take The Perfect Travel Photo, LAX Behind The Scenes Tour

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
Stop Reading about the Southwest Airlines Incident for 48 hours

A Southwest Airlines flight had an emergency landing today. My advice to you: wait for more facts to become known before reading too much about it. Here's why. The... Read More

The Winglet
Southwest Flight Engine Explosion Shatters Window Mid-Flight

Southwest Flight Engine Explosion Shatters Window Mid-Flight A Southwest flight engine explosion shattered a window mid-flight and forced the aircraft to make an... Read More

The Shutterwhale
SPG and Marriott Loyalty Programs to Merge in August 2018 – What it Means for You

Everyone knows about the acquisition of SPG by Marriott International and as most of us would have expected, all three loyalty programs which are operating... Read More

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Marriott + SPG Combined Program – Winners and Losers

So we just heard from Marriott + SPG on how they are going to officially combine the programs under one banner. I don’t want to go too far in depth because Gary... Read More

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Where to go for a Tokyo Sunset

One of the most convenient features of the Conrad Hong Kong is the attached Shiodome monorail station connecting the hotel with Odaiba island and the Ginza district (via... Read More

Bald Thoughts
150 Square Feet of Fun! Tiny Digs Hotel in Portland, Oregon

For my fiance’s birthday, we wanted to go explore the Pacific Northwest. We started in Seattle and made our way down to Portland, Oregon. The team at Tiny Digs... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Restaurants Going Cashless, Why You Shouldn’t Eat Breakfast On A Plane, LAX Centurion Lounge Coming

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More

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Review: JAL Business Class Sky Suite 787-8 NRT-DFW

Also see:  Electric Tokyo: A $15,000 Week in Japan for $58 (With Business Class Flights and Free Hotels!) Last week, before my flight from Tokyo to Dallas, I... Read More

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Happy Hour Tonight – Join Us at the Frequent Flyer Meetup in Dallas!

Hey-o, I’m back from an amazing trip to Tokyo. And man, jet lag is no joke! I can’t wait to write about the hotels, flights, and wanderings. In the meantime,... Read More

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Review: Conrad Tokyo – Maybe Tokyo’s Finest Hotel?

Conrad is most certainly my favorite Hilton brand. The locations are always excellent, they have great executive lounges, and they offer more unique accommodations than... Read More

Muslim Travel Girl
Two Perfect Luxury Destination Deals for Honeymoons without Breaking the Bank

I wrote about the SecretEscapes site recently and I have to say it has become my new favourite place to check out for deals. Every week they post more and more offers... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
Picture of the Week: Texas Bluebonnets

It is bluebonnet time in Texas! Click the link because you love seeing beautiful flowers! The post Picture of the Week: Texas Bluebonnets appeared first on Andy's... Read More

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American Airlines flights flying over Russian airspace once again

Well, the title kind of tells the story here, but go ahead and click the link if you want! The post American Airlines flights flying over Russian airspace once again... Read More

Travelling the World
Will Marriott Remove SPG Airline Transfers?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possibility of Marriott removing the ability to transfer SPG points to airlines – this speculation comes from... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
US-led strikes lead to Russian airspace restrictions for Asia-bound flights

If you are traveling to Asia on a US-flagged carrier soon this could affect you. The post US-led strikes lead to Russian airspace restrictions for Asia-bound flights... Read More

No Mas Coach!
Japan Airlines and Alaska Airlines Grow Codeshare Network

More partners are a good thing, and so is expanding their relationships! Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines have just expanded their codeshare network, allowing both... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Save on Airport Parking, Will Marriott Remove SPG Airline Transfers?, How to Protect Yourself on Vacation

Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and... Read More