Why I’m Not Excited About The Newest Great Reward Value With Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc is the national airline of Morocco. Up until recently, it was an often overlooked, niche airline with flights to JFK, Boston, Washington D.C. and Miami from its hub city of Casablanca. Only JFK offers daily flights, with all other cities getting service three days of the week. If you were looking to fly to Morocco from the U.S., it was the only way to get there non-stop. They also have connecting flights to several cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Royal Air Maroc is not currently a member of any airline alliance, so there was no way to use airline miles from U.S. carriers for flights. This is supposedly changing in 2020 when it’s planned that they will join the Oneworld alliance.

They are also not a transfer partner of any U.S. credit card program so you can’t transfer points from AMEX, Citi, Chase or Capital One to their program to book flights.

Then seemingly overnight, Royal Air Maroc became the buzz of the points and miles universe and I can’t understand why. Well, I do understand why but I just can’t see why those reasons are such a big deal.

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I Finally Managed To Get The OK To Visit Hong Kong, But I’m Not Going To Plan A Trip Right Now

Our big trip in 2020 is Japan. Originally we were planning on visiting during the Olympics but the crowds, the overpriced tickets and whole idea of visiting Japan in the summer eventually lost its appeal. That doesn’t mean we aren’t going to Japan in 2020, because we are. Just not in the summer. We’ve decided to put the trip off until later in the year when the temperatures are a bit cooler.

Ever since I knew we were going to Japan I had an idea in the back of my head. We have a ton of AA miles sitting in our accounts from the US Airways days. I could use those to get us flights on Cathay Pacific. First, I had to pitch the idea to Sharon.

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Watch Out For Airbnb AGAIN, New United Promotion, Warning If Flying To/Through This Country, & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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The Newest Theme Park Featuring Rides Based On Blockbuster Film Franchises Just Opened, In China

When I think of the best place to build a theme park featuring rides based of some of the most popular movie franchises from the last two decades, my first thought isn’t Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China. However, when I looked at a map and found out this island is bordering Macau, the location made more sense.

So what type of theme park is this and what rides does it have you ask? This 10-story “vertical” theme park has rides based on films released by Lionsgate Pictures. Maybe that doesn’t ring a bell immediately.

What if I were to tell you the park will have rides based on the following film franchises:

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What Not To Watch On A Plane, China’s Doing WHAT?, An Odd/Important Thing To Do When You Board, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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