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Travel Tech: Mobile Passport – My Favorite Travel App

Recently people have begun asking me an odd question. They want to know what travel related mobile app is my favorite? I say this is an odd question because I don’t use many travel apps. Well, I don’t use many travel apps other than those of airlines and hotels. See, for as much as the…
Review: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Economy Hong Kong To Chicago

When I set off on my Around The World In A Weekend trip I hadn’t booked a flight home. I know that sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s just the way I like to travel. I like to keep my options open. You never know when that perfect last minute award space may open up. It…
PSA: DO NOT Put Cannabis Stickers On Your Luggage!

Every now and then I like to share little snippets of things I see when traveling. I especially enjoy sharing stories of “things not to do when traveling” based on first hand things I’ve seen. A great example of this is a prior post about not eating fruit in a customs line where they’re asking…
Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge (Gate 1) Hong Kong Airport

I arrived at the Hong Kong airport at approximately 1:30AM immediately following my flight from Ho Chi Minh. At that hour there wasn’t much open in the airport. Most of the airline and contract lounges remain closed over night and wouldn’t open until 5:30AM. I didn’t exactly feel like waiting in the empty gate areas…
Retrieve A British Airways Booking Reference From An American Airlines Record Locator

One of the most frustrating things about traveling with OneWorld carriers is that you booking reference or record locator might not be the same among airlines. Some airlines use the same reservations system which makes this process much easier, but other do not. Specifically, American Airlines record locators are not the same as other OneWorld…
Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red Card 10% Award Mileage Rebate

Just prior to the New Year I decided to apply for the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red card. I applied for the card primarily because of the annual Elite Qualifying Dollar (EQD) benefit. Each year, if I spend $25,000 on the card I’ll earn $3,000 AAdvantage EQD. Those EQD help fast track my elite status qualification…
Year In Review: 2017 In Way More Than 17 Photos

I generally don’t like year in review posts. However, I figured a year in review post would help me keep my years straight as I continue blogging. I want these year in review posts will serve as virtual bookends so that I may, years from now, look back and not only see where I was…
Booked: Qantas Airways A380 First Class From Sydney To Dallas!

A very short while ago I wrote about my frustration with Qantas phantom award space on the American website. Every time I searched for a first class award between the US and Australia all I’d find is itineraries where the transpacific flight actually booked into economy. After several days of searching I finally stumbled on…
Phantom Qantas Airways First Class Award Space With American

I rarely make New Year’s Resolutions, but this year I’ve decided to. No, I didn’t make a resolution to workout more or eat less. Instead, this year, my resolution is to burn my American Airlines AAdvantage miles. It’s been a while since American devalued their award chat so I want to burn miles before certain…
Why You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

If you’ve ever been on a commercial airline there’s a good chance you’ve heard this phrase before. As some point during the safety video or demonstration you’ll hear some version of the following; “Make sure your mask is secure before helping others.” Here’s an example from United Airlines. I’m sure you’ve heard this announcement several…