Per Stefan’s suggestions, when our guide Jenny showed up at the Airport Hilton we headed out to the Flea Market and Temples. I was not impressed with the market, but I gave two US quarters to a vendor who was interested in my pocket change. He spent about 10 minutes studying them after we left Read full post »
It looks more and more likely that I will lose my 1K status on United Airlines after this year. It will take an absolutely knockout mistake fare to entice me up to the 100K level again. So where do I go from here? I have hopes of a status match with Delta later in the Read full post »
The flight from Chicago to Beijing was not eventful. The 777 left on time with a full load and we were comfortably located in 11H and J in the Business section. I was somewhat apprehensive about the completely flat seat that did not recline to a full horizontal position but it was not an issue. After a Read full post »
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, photo by Andrew Ingersoll As you read this post by Andrew, we are winging our way across the Pacific to Beijing for ten more days of exploring. This post brings back fond memories for Katy and me. The people, the sites, smells, heat, humidity and culture so different from the good Read full post »
Stefan Krasowski As I was sitting around waiting for our trip to begin, I got to thinking about my Membership Rewards stash of 77,000. I know I have until September to transfer them into Continental which can be transferred in United (my primary carrier) at a 1:1 ratio. But I am also aware of the 50% bonus Read full post »
Several months ago, as we were walking the beach on Hilton Head Island, Katybug announced that she would like to see the Great Wall of China. My bride’s wish is about to come true. Our flights are early morning Savannah to Miami, then afternoon Miami to Chicago, then Chicago to Beijing on American Airlines. We Read full post »
New Zealand Coast Line by Andrew Ingersoll Rick, Here’s my success story, rather two success stories. One is a little more extravagant than the other. Both my goals on these trips were to travel for as close to a $0 balance as possible. I am HH Diamond, SPG Platinum, Choice Gold, Marriott Read full post »
We applied for a total of 3 Citicards on the 21st and got three different responses: Citi Business AA Visa Katy: Approved75,000 AA miles Citi Premier Thank You card for Katy: Can’t verify address? They could verify it for the Business card? Explain that to me. I’ll send them verification and we’ll get that one approved. Citi Premier Thank Read full post »
Last week’s winning travel tip comes from Charles Clark Rookie Tip: Know where you can use your credit cards for your initial spends. If you don’t spend much on credit cards currently, it may take a while for you to learn how you can do that $1K/$3K/$5K initial spend that’s required. And once you are Read full post »
The major computer mishap on United caused huge inconveniences for many last weekend. I got lucky and got the 1K line to re-route me, so I was only one hour late into Vegas. Others were not so fortunate. I wrote the Customer Relations department and thanked them for the efforts of the 1K desk. In Read full post »
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