AMEX Restaurant Offers, Your Options With Southwest Leaving EWR, Free Credit Monitoring For Life?, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Speed & Cost: A Comparison of On-Site vs. Off-Site Airport Parking

I’ll admit it – I’m a snob about airport parking. When Joe and I are going out of town somewhere, my #1 favorite place to park is in the airport terminal parking garage. I know, I know…snobbish. But hey, if I’m going out of town, I want to get to where I’m going ASAP and if I’m coming home, I want to get back to my car ASAP.

However, the cost of parking at the airport has gone up astronomically, so in recent years I’ve agreed to park in the “economy” lots if we’re going to be gone for more than 1 or 2 nights. Still on airport property, but you have to take a shuttle to get to and from. So our costs went from about $17 per day to about $10 per day. That was still doable for several years but our local airport is now in the midst of some vast growth, to the point where the parking garages were usually not an option because they’re almost always 100% full, and the “economy” lots had expanded into the outlying grass…and besides the shuttle buses running slower because they had to make more stops, there was poor makeshift signage, and dragging your rolling suitcase over wet grass and dirt is not fun at all. So Joe finally talked me into (duh, duh, DUH!) offsite parking.

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Dear TSA: I Can Explain!, Did Time To Receive Passport Just Triple?, Best Airlines To Pick For Your AMEX Air Travel Credit, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Using United Miles When We Won’t Fly United, Why People Fart More On Planes, What To Do With Citi ThankYou Points, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Renting A Car At MCO? Here’s A New Way To Save A Ton On Your Car Rental Bill

When you’re budgeting a visit to Central Florida and planning on renting a car, there are lots of things to keep in mind:

That last one is important, because the way different car rental companies handle tolls and rental of their toll transponders run the gamut from a low of $5 administrative fee + tolls paid, to a high of huge penalties for going through electronic tolls without a transponder.

However that might all be changing, and the groups in charge of tolls in Central Florida are in the midst of pilot study that you could potentially be a part of…

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