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TravelCon: Updates and New Ticket Information!!!

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Hey all! There are only three more months to TravelCon! (Time flies, huh?) This is going to be an amazing event, so I want to share some more updates about what’s happening: First, a refresher: What is TravelCon? Our goal at TravelCon is to create an environment that facilitates networking between experts inside and outside […]

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Barclays Arrival Premier Adds Aeroplan As Transfer Partner

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In early April, the new Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard® (see terms) was introduced. This is a card that many people were excited about, though once it was introduced, some of the details were disappointing.

The card has a $150 annual fee, and doesn’t offer any sort of public welcome bonus at the moment (though it’s rumored that we will see one soon), and you can’t even upgrade from other Barclays products to this card.

The card does have a fairly rewarding points structure, as it offers 2x miles on all purchases with no caps, and on top of that offers some spend bonuses:

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12 Of The Very Best Curry Houses In London

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London isn’t always just about famous attractions to see or the secret spots to find. Heck no, sometimes it’s just all about the delicious food with a whole heap of things from independent coffee shops, unique restaurants and some of the best curries houses in London to try (or do I mean gorge). Now, I … Continue Reading

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Hilarious: James Corden Works At The Savoy Hotel London

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James Corden, host of The Late Late Show, is known for being a jokester. He’s a bit much, though he almost always makes me laugh. Earlier this week he did a segment that’s even travel related.

Specifically, James paid a visit to The Savoy Hotel in London, and took over a few roles for the day, including being a bellmen, butler, and working in the restaurant. It’s a pretty hilarious segment (the head butler, in particular, made me laugh), and is well worth watching if you have the time and want a laugh.

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50 Hours Of Emirates First Class: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

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I just finished flying an Emirates first class ticket from Vancouver to Milan, which I booked late last year when Emirates had an incredible fare sale. Essentially I could route from Vancouver to Los Angeles to Dubai to Milan and back, with the Vancouver to Los Angeles flight on WestJet, and the Los Angeles to Dubai to Milan flights on Emirates.

The ticket cost ~$3,170, which is a lot of cash, but for that I was earning:

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10 Places With The Best Coffee In Toronto, Canada

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Toronto has a pretty buzzing coffee culture, It’s one of those cities that has so many choices if you’re looking for a tasty caffeine fix. Now, one of the things I love about Toronto’s Coffee scene is that it’s so diverse. From tiny little spots to hip hangouts, you can easily get some of the … Continue Reading

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Video: Couple Gets Married On Southwest Flight

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Well, this couple took put an aviation geek spin on “walking down the aisle.” A couple decided to get married on a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore this past Sunday night. I haven’t been able to find much regarding the backstory of why they decided to get married on a plane, but Yahoo reports that the couple got married about 45 minutes before the flight landed in Baltimore.

The groom was wearing a tuxedo and the bride was wearing a white gown. The groom stood in the front of the plane, while the bride walked down the aisle from the back of the plane towards him, just as you’d find on the ground. One of the crewmembers officiated the wedding, and threw in quite a few jokes.

A Facebook user shared videos of the wedding, where you can see the bride walking down the aisle. There’s even music, with the bride walking down the aisle to Ed Sheeran’s song “Perfect,” and the couple later dancing down the aisle together to Chris Brown’s song “Forever.”

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9 Reasons I’m Still A Happy AAdvantage Executive Platinum Member

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There’s no denying that over the past few years I’ve become significantly less loyal to American Airlines. I continue to requalify for Executive Platinum status with American, but I’m not a fanboy of the program in the same way as before. This came after American made all kinds of negative changes, from adding a revenue requirement for status, to awarding miles based on how much you spend, to reducing Executive Platinum benefits, to devaluing their award chart, to greatly decreasing award and upgrade availability. The amount of value they’ve taken out of the program is significant. In fairness, that’s the general industry trend, so American isn’t alone in that regard.

I used to think they had the best frequent flyer program out there, but now I think it’s mostly average, and I just happen to fly them. Last year I completed a Delta status challenge, and I currently have Platinum status with them. While I think Delta’s domestic flying experience is superior to American’s, flying on both airlines has once again made me like American’s frequent flyer program more.

Again, I don’t think American is a better airline, but when flying SkyTeam there are some areas where I say “boy, American AAdvantage really is better in that way.” These aren’t necessarily all specific benefits of the frequent flyer program, but rather things I appreciate in conjunction with the frequent flyer program.

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Is The End Finally Here For Baltia, America’s Oldest Imaginary Airline?

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Could America’s oldest “startup airline” finally be coming to an end? It looks like it.

For those of you not familiar with Baltia & USGlobal Airways, I’ve been writing about them for years. They’ve been taking money from investors for about 30 years, though they’ve never operated a commercial flight, despite the fact that they had a 747-200 for over 20 years (which they finally dumped in 2016, after hiring a consultant who told them it might not be the ideal plane with which to launch an airline).

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Is The Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card Worth It?

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The Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express is one of Amex’s more well rounded travel rewards credit cards. View from the Wing suggests that this is “the most underappreciated credit card in America,” that it’s in the top 15% of cards out there, and that it isn’t talked about a lot.

I agree it’s not talked about a lot, and I suspect it’s also in the top 15% of credit cards (probably even better than that, because there are a lot of really bad credit cards out there), but is the card really underappreciated? I have a slightly different take than Gary.

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