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Amex Platinum Changes: Why the $550 Annual Fee Is Worth It

Amex Platinum Card Fee Increase and Changes 2017

American Express is making some changes to the Amex Platinum card that has some cardholders ready to cut up their cards. I, on the other hand, applaud the changes…though I could do without the fee hike. That’s right, on March 30… Continue Reading

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Combating the Herd Mentality in This Hobby

Park Hyatt Maldives on points and miles

There is a tendency in this community to follow the herd. That’s normal in any group – people look towards each other for advice and in this case, that pertains to how we earn and redeem our miles. There’s nothing innately wrong with… Continue Reading

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Review: Conrad Makkah Executive Lounge and Al Mearaj Restaurant

Conrad Makkah Club Lounge Seating Area

While our three rooms at the Conrad Makkah were booked under two Hilton HHonors Diamond and one Gold account, all of us received executive club lounge access. In addition, we were offered breakfast at the Al Mearaj restaurant, which I think beat the… Continue Reading

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World of Hyatt: Hacking Hyatt’s New Rewards Program

Say that three times fast. Yesterday, Hyatt introduced a new rewards program called World of Hyatt, which will go into effect on March 1, 2017. The changes are negative for most people, especially those who earn elite status via mattress… Continue Reading

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MORE Free Stuff From Club1 Hotels + $150 Hotel Credit Giveaway

Best Category 6 SPG Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian

The $150 Hotel Credit Giveaway ends tomorrow at 8:30 PM (PT), so be sure to claim your free Club1 Hotels membership and leave a comment in the designated post letting me know where you’d like to spend the credit. Club1… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle Hotel Review

My stay at the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles De Gaulle wasn’t planned but turned out to be just what I needed. After a hellish few days, I ended up at Charles De Gaulle Airport, which is perhaps the worst airport… Continue Reading

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No, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is NOT The Best Credit Card Ever

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card New Application

If you’re losing your mind over the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, which came out yesterday to an outstanding level of hype, don’t. Contrary to what is being written about it, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is NOT the best credit card ever. It’s… Continue Reading

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Is the New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Worth Keeping Long-Term?

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card New Application

By now you’ve read hundreds of headlines about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and you’ve been well conditioned to hit the “apply” button on your favorite blogger’s links. Undoubtedly, the Sapphire Reserve’s 100,000 point sign-up bonus is huge and a… Continue Reading

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Hilton Munich Airport Hotel Review

Hilton Munich Airport Junior Suite Living Room

After a long delay in Dusseldorf resulting from a cancelled flight, I finally made it to Munich. I spent the night at the Hilton Munch Airport Hotel and then flew to Thessaloniki the next morning. The Hilton Munich Airport was formerly a… Continue Reading

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Air France KLM Lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Seating Area at the SFO Air France KLM Lounge

Just over a month ago, I set off on a trip to Thessaloniki, Calais, and London booked with points and miles after finding business class award space on AirBerlin a few days before departure. My first stop on this adventure was the… Continue Reading