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Woop woop, it’s the weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- His review of an incredible Italian restaurant, Dalh & Deluca, in Sedona.
- Just when he thinks he’s done with Skymiles, Delta keeps pulling him back.
- The changes to the IHG PointBreaks promotion and if/how they will affect you.
- The newest Citi ThankYou Card sign up bonus – should you sign up now?
- How he got over his fear of staying at timeshare resorts and why he now loves them.
And Sharon wrote about:
- Delta & American have made a deal to fly stranded passengers, regardless of their original carrier.
- How to avoid getting a false positive on TSA swab tests.
- Tipping while traveling – the who, what, why, where, when and how much.
- Restaurant Weeks across the U.S.
- A new sweepstakes to win a trip to Japan.
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American Airlines, the largest airline in the United States, and Delta Airlines, the second largest carrier, have decided to resume an agreement that allows the airlines to rebook their passengers on each other’s airlines in the event of travel disruptions.
As a rule (or mantra, or life principle), status with airline and hotels isn’t something I care about. I have most of the same benefits through the perks of credit cards we have, so devoting time and money to the quest just isn’t worthwhile to me. However, if you’re going to drop some sort of elite benefit into my lap, you bet I’m going to accept it. I was able to match my IHG platinum status to Hilton Diamond, as well as Hyatt Platinum status (I was too slow and missed out on getting Hyatt Diamond status). Considering that I get IHG platinum status solely by having the IHG Credit Card, this was an amazing deal.
The Boeing 737 has been a mainstay of U.S. Aviation for over 50 years so it was quite a big deal when a new version of the airplane was announced in 2011. The 737 MAX is Boeing’s new and improved version of the 737 narrow-body jet with improved engines that increase the fuel economy and distance these jets can fly. Any introduction of a new airplane is met with excitement by the Airplane Geek community so it was interesting to see the reviews of the first two U.S. airlines to fly the 737 MAX, Southwest and American.
And all of a sudden, BOOM – it was the weekend! Here’s a list of what we posted this week.
Joe wrote about:
- Different approaches of credit card spending to earn miles and points.
- Why we forgave the hotel that got almost everything wrong.
- His review of the W Hollywood hotel.
- Real ID and how residents of the states whose driver’s licenses are non-compliant may not be able to board planes with their current driver’s licenses.
- Touring the Key West Cemetery.
Sharon wrote about:
- Experiencing tragedy in a tourist town as as resident and as a visitor.
- Joe’s interview that was published in Forbes.
- What happened when an airline employee tried to give her grief (spoiler: said airline employee decided to pick on the wrong one!)
- Delta Airlines’ new reality TV show about becoming a flight attendant.
- Her and Joe’s visit to Bedrock City, a Flintstones-themed theme park.
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I’m a big fan of National Car Rental’s Emerald Aisle program. I’ve been a member for 20 years now (Ugh, Really? 20 years?) For all that time and for all those rentals, I’ve never earned a single rental credit with National. I’ve earned frequent flyer miles for my rentals instead. For my travels, I just don’t rent cars often enough so it would take me forever to earn a free rental day.
National gives you 1 rental credit for each rental. If you rent a car for more than a week, you can earn extra credits. Here’s a breakdown of the earning for longer rentals since this information isn’t easily found on National’s website. It took some digging and I’m not surprised they want to keep this a secret: