The Short Final
The 5 Things I Don’t Travel Without

I don’t typically pack heavy when traveling as I like to be able to be as functional as possible, but there are a few products I have used for years and absolutely... Read More

The Short Final
Should You Convert Starpoints to Marriott Rewards Now or Post-Merger?

Starwood Starpoints are, in my humble opinion, the pound-for-pound best loyalty currency on the planet. You may disagree, but for me there’s nothing better. If you... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Should you tip housekeeping?, Summer’s busiest airport days, Why have multiple Priority Pass memberships?

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

What Is The Best Alternative To The Withdrawn Virgin Airline Credit Card?

MBNA Virgin Airline Credit Card closure MBNA Virgin airline credit card holders received letters recently advising of the closure of the scheme. Cardholder’s days... Read More

The Short Final
Transfer Hertz Gold Plus Rewards to Airline, Hotel, and Rail Partners

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards are the loyalty points that you don’t know you need until you need them. With everyone’s focus so rightfully pointed at air and hotel... Read More

The Short Final
Should You Apply for Merchant Special Financing Credit Cards?

I received a couple of questions asking about “special financing” credit cards offered by merchants like Apple, Google, and Samsung. More specifically,... Read More

No Mas Coach!
How many Priority Pass Memberships is too many?

Priority Pass memberships are everywhere. Sign up for almost any premium credit card from the banks and you’ll be offered a Priority Pass lounge membership. This... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
A Special Look at WOW air’s A330 before the inaugural DFW-KEF flight!

WOW air is now flying nonstop from DFW to Iceland! Allow me to show you around the jet so you know what to expect. Click through to see the great pictures of this... Read More

The Short Final
Weekend Getaway: 48 Hours in Portland, Maine

One of the reasons why I started this blog is because I wanted to share stories about destinations, culture, and food/drink. Being from Philadelphia, I have many options... Read More

Travelling the World
Aeroplan Blocking LOT Polish Airlines… Again

Look, Aeroplan, I love you but I am really starting to see why Air Canada is leaving you in 2020. Your constant airline blocking, more rude call centre agents, and... Read More

The Short Final
The Most Expensive Far East Asian Cities to Fly From

I previously wrote a post, albeit not with the cool graphics, about the taxes and fees you can expect to pay when departing from certain major European countries/cities.... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Upcoming Changes to Asia Miles (22 June 2018) – ‘Improved’ Earn Rates and Redemption Adjustments

Asia Miles will be introducing some new changes to the way miles are being earned and redeemed on 22 June 2018 - everything stays the same until then. If you are... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport opens in Shenzhen – Direct Link to Terminal

Hyatt has just opened a brand new property in southern China's Guangdong province - the 335-room Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport is located in the west side of the... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Purchase Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles with 40% Bonus – by 03 July 2018

I first wrote about how lucrative Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are back in May last year when there was a fascinating 50% bonus on all purchased miles for... Read More

The Shutterwhale
15% off Hotels on Expedia and Instant Expedia+ Gold Status with HSBC Premier Mastercard

HSBC Premier Mastercard holders are eligible for 15% off hotels bookings made on Expedia as well as an instant Expedia+ Gold status which gives you a 30% points bonus... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
Check out the new Pictures of the Week Gallery!

It's finally here! Come check out the new Pictures of the Week gallery because you love looking at a ton of beautiful images! The post Check out the new Pictures of the... Read More

The Short Final
Heads Up: Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Card No Longer Gives 10% Redeemed Miles Rebate

Yesterday, reader Joel reached out to me and regarding the 10% redeemed miles rebate that was always on offer with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Card: I... Read More

Will Run For Miles
My Visit to St. Kitts and the Park Hyatt St. Kitts

Charlie Chaplin said "the saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury." I disagree.  The post My Visit to St. Kitts and the Park Hyatt St. Kitts appeared... Read More

The Shutterwhale
25% off Scoot Fares for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Members – Book by 25 May 2018!

About a month ago, I wrote about the opportunity to earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles on eligible Scoot flights and now, to encourage KrisFlyer members to... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Le Club AccorHotels Super Sale (up to 40% Off + Free Breakfast) – Stay by 14 June 2019!

If there was one sale that you have to look out for each year, it would have to be the Le Club AccorHotels Super Sale which offers up to 40% off (that's off the... Read More

The Short Final
Amex Offer: Get 10,000 Membership Rewards on a $600+ Hotel Booking

Those of you signing in to your online Amex account may be pleasantly surprised with the following offer of 10,000 Membership Rewards on a prepaid hotel booking of... Read More

Travelling the World
Lufthansa Group Introduces Economy Light Fares to North America

The Lufthansa Group has announced today the introduction of Economy Light fares on North American routes as of this summer. Passengers travelling to North America on... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Communicate with a Digital Concierge at Andaz Singapore with ConcierGO

In partnership with Vouch, Andaz Singapore is the first hotel in Singapore to launch the ConcierGO program (supported by the Singapore Tourism Board) which is a... Read More

The Short Final
What to Do With 60,000 American AAdvantage Miles

At the time of writing this post, there are a few great offers from Citi for the American AAdvantage suite of credit cards. The best, in my opinion, is... Read More

The Short Final
Should You Fly Into Rome’s Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport?

Rome is without a doubt one of my favorite cities on the planet. It’s rooted in history but is as diverse as ever. If you find yourself in the midst of planning a... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Kempinski Hotels to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore in Q4 2018

After a series of monumental delays, Perennial Real Estate Holdings has finally appointed Kempinski Hotels S.A. to operate the The Capitol Kempinski Hotel... Read More