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My Favorite Feature Of The Boeing 787

Even though the Boeing 787 has been around for a while now I still go out of my way to book flights on the Dreamliner, especially internationally. Sure Boeing says the lower interior cabin altitude helps you feel better after a long flight, but that’s not the reason I still love the 787. When I…
I Bought And Crashed A DJI Mavic Pro

The other day I wrote about how amazing the DJI Spark is for traveling. DJI created a drone that takes HD video and photo that’s only slightly bigger than a large cell phone. Even cooler, the drone flies without a controller and instead uses your face and hand gestures! If you haven’t heard of the…
LOL: Bow Wow Caught In A Private Jet Lie

Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) was recently caught in a fairly hilarious lie. The rapper posted an image of a private jet on his Instagram account letting his fans know he was traveling to New York for press. The picture, posted to his account, featured a Gulfstream jet, Mercedes S-Class, and a Mercedes VIP van. Beneath…
Issue With The Metal American Express Platinum Card

I’ve had the metal American Express Platinum card for just under a month now and overall I really like the card. I think American Express did a great job redesigning a card that’s changed so little over the years. I rarely use the card in public because I earn more points on other cards in my…
My Citi Prestige Downgrade Saga Continues

I didn’t realize just how frustrating downgrading the Citi Prestige card to the Citi ThankYou Premier card would be. Everything seemed straightforward when I started the process, but now more than 30 days following the downgrade call, the process is still not complete. Don’t get me wrong, call to downgrade my Citi Prestige call was…
PSA: Always Keep Your Seatbelt Fastened While Seated

If you’ve ever flown on a commercial airline flight I’m guessing you’ve heard the somewhat repetitive request to keep your seatbelt fasted when in your seat. Flight crews constantly remind passengers to keep their seatbelts fastened during all phases of flight. This often includes during cruise while the seatbelt sign is off. Over the past…
PSA: Do Not Eat Fruit In A Customs Line

I may have mentioned this before, but one of the things I love most about traveling is people watching. It’s so interesting to walk through an airport and see the wide variety of people. People from all walks of life wandering around the same space going who knows where. Its even more interesting when traveling through…
How I Got Into The Credit Card Points Hobby

I’ve always done things a bit differently than others. Starting out in the credit card, miles, and points games was no exception. One of the biggest mistakes I made in college was not opening a credit card. Heck, I wish I opened one even earlier, but you get the idea. I think back to all…
Travel Tech: Preview Flights On Apple iOS

I recently stumbled upon a really cool feature from Apples’ iOS on the iPhone that makes tracking your flights and the flights of others extremely easy. Evidently Apple released this feature back in late 2015. However, I just realized it existed this past weekend when texting flight numbers to my mother. The feature allows iOS or…
Review: Mobile Passport Chicago O’Hare International

As my girlfriend and I wrapped up our week in Paris it was finally time to officially come back into the United States. We arrived back at Chicago O’Hare International after our American Airlines business class flight from Paris. After our great trip it was finally time to clear immigrations back in the US. Typically clearing…