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National Premier Selection: Maserati Ghibli S Q4

National Car Rental announced in November 2014 that they will be carrying the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 at 10 locations in the US. They are Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Seattle. While I was in San Diego last month I decided to give...

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Happy New Year! 2014 Review

Happy New Year! 2014 was a busy year with over 75,000 miles of flying around the world. Here is a quick overview of my 2014 experiences…   Hotel Stays (13): Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, Los Cabos, Mexico Novotel Taipei Airport, Taiwan Aloft Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Westin Tokyo, Japan Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan...

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AMEX Centurion Lounge SFO

During my Thanksgiving travels I was able to check out the new Centurion Lounge which opened a few weeks ago at SFO Terminal 3 (United).  I was flying Delta out of Terminal 1 but you are able to get into Terminal 3 as long as you have a boarding pass...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 5

Part 5: Returning Home AUH-JFK Etihad EY103 Suite Class: I was ready for a comfortable flight back to the US after touring around Dubai for 36 hours. I arrived to the airport early to make sure I could take advantage of the lounge and I didn’t want to miss this flight. It was scheduled...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 4

Part 4: Middle East Flights CMB Airport 6 Hour Layover: Prior to arriving to Colombo, I was able to obtain my Etihad boarding pass and added it to Passbook on my iPhone. Upon arriving to the Araliya Business Class Lounge, I soon realized that this wasn’t going to be any easy...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 3

Part 3: Asia Flights Tokyo-Kyoto Nozomi 247 Non-Reserved Class: I decided to take the Nozomi N700 Bullet train down to Kyoto from Tokyo which wasn’t on a plane but it was quite a flight on the tracks. When the train arrived to the station I knew this wasn’t your typical train. We...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 2

Part 2: North America Flights SFO-JFK Virgin America VX24 Main Cabin Express: I started the trip from Palo Alto by taking Uber to Caltrain then BART to SFO. I had already checked in on my iPhone 6 and had my boarding pass in Passbook. Whizzing through the PreCheck security line I was at...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 1

How it Started?: When I was surfing around FlyerTalk one night, I came across a “mistake fare” post. Etihad was offering one-way flights for $995 from CMB (Colombo, Sri Lanka) to DFW (Dallas Fort Worth, TX) flying First Class/Suite Class. I booked the flight not knowing what to do for the...

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National Car Rental: Emerald Club Executive Status

When renting a car, most companies are always trying to upsell you on all their add-ons (fuel, insurance, etc.). Over the years and with my Dad’s recommendation, I’ve found it very easy to use National’s Emerald Aisle service. You book an intermediate car and you have a choice of any...