American Airlines Offering Status For Nothing, Favorite Eats In Key West, Marriott Making It Harder To Stay With Them, & More!

Hi travel friends! Here are our most popular posts for September 2019. Some of them were actually written before September (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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This Setting For Google Maps Gives You More Control Over Direction Results

I’ve spent the last weeks being dependent on ride-sharing services and New York public transportation. Using Google Maps has made navigating the combination of trains, subways and buses much easier than in the past. I just needed to type in where I wanted to go and I got a series of choices on how to get there, taking into consideration schedules, connection times and even delays.

The more I used Google Maps, I began to realize that while the directions it provided were the fastest or most efficient way to get from one place to another, they might not be the way I wanted to go. Maybe I want to use a station I’m familiar with or I might not want to go and try to hunt down a bus stop in an unfamiliar neighborhood at 11PM.

Finally, I found a way to tweak the settings that put me more in control of the results.

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Disney’s Failed Mobile Phone Service

Cell phone companies are always trying to prove why you should switch to them. Whether it’s a deal on certain phones, prices for specific plans, or technology one company offers that the others don’t, there’s almost always some reason why you may want to consider going from this provider to that one. A perfect example is when and why Joe and I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile, and it’s worked out great for us.

The “big four” mobile phone providers in the U.S. are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. But did you that about 15 years ago, Disney threw its hat into the cell phone company ring, as well? The story behind it, as well as how and why it eventually failed is pretty interesting. Take a look…

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Why I’m Considering AMEX Platinum, Uber Driver Scammed Me, Burned FL Keys AI Resort Reopening, + 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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What Do All Those Letters & Numbers On Your Boarding Pass Mean?

If you look at your boarding pass, there are some things that are obvious. Your name. The date. The airline you’re using. Your departure and arrival information. Where you’re supposed to sit on the plane. Boarding time.  Boarding group. Simple stuff.

But then there are some things, usually a gobbledygook of letters and/or numbers that are not as easy to decipher. Here’s some help…

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