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JetShuttle Private Jet: MDW-FLL Gulfstream IV

For the final flight of my JetSmarter trial, I wanted to try their JetShuttle option. I decided to select the longest route available at no charge to put it to the test. The route was from Chicago, IL to Fort Lauderdale, FL for a flight time of 3 hours. The...

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Which Airline Program to Credit your Miles to on a Paid Ticket?

Some travelers are loyal to 1 airline, but you can’t always fly the same airline for every flight due to your destination or flight time. I’d much rather fly a foreign airline while traveling internationally to almost guarantee better service than a US airline. When flying for a business trip,...

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Delayed or Lost Luggage?

With bag fees on the rise over the past years, most travelers try to travel with just a carryon. Sometimes it’s inevitable that you’ll have to check a bag, especially on an international trip. In the last 3 months, I’ve had 2 instances where my checked bag failed to show...

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New Singapore Airlines Suites and Business Class!

Hot off the press! Presenting the new Singapore Airlines Suites and Business Class. Experience the difference: http://A380.singaporeair.com  Presenting the new Singapore Airlines Suites and Business Class. Experience the difference: https://t.co/0ZBS0PT8dG pic.twitter.com/r0KyOtAlgV — Singapore Airlines (@SingaporeAir) November 2, 2017 Want to fly on the new A380? Passengers on flight SQ221 from Singapore...

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XOJET Private Jet: CLD-MRY Cessna Citation X

I was excited to try out the Cessna Citation X, the world’s fastest business jet! There was an empty leg deal from Carlsbad, California (CLD) to Monterey, California (MRY) which timed perfectly with a commercial flight I planned to take anyways. This was my 2nd flight during my JetSmarter Trial....

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October 2017 Award Redemption Updates

Singapore Airlines As of September 27th, Singapore Airlines released an award chart for redeeming SQ miles for Alaska Airlines flights. This would be the cheapest option for West Coast to Hawaii award flights in Economy @ 12,000 miles each way. Unfortunately, it seems the integration of Alaska awards into Singapore’s...

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XCom Global MiFi (Hotspot) Rental now offers LTE!

I’ve used XCom Global for over 5 years now for all my international MiFi (hotspot) rentals. They now offer LTE (High Speed Data) in over 40 countries which is a huge improvement over the previous 3G speeds. Their pricing has dropped from $14.95/day when I reviewed it in 2014 to...

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Uber Banned? Use Local Apps

While visiting Budapest, I was challenged with finding a new app for transportation as Uber is banned. Local laws can block Uber from operating which forces you to use local companies to get around. In Budapest, I was successful in using Taxify and Fotaxi. They operated in the same way...

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Qantas First Class Lounges: SYD & LAX

During my recent trips to and from Sydney, I’ve been able to enjoy the Qantas First Class lounges by utilizing my Oneworld Emerald status (AA Executive Platinum). The Sydney lounge is ranked in the Top 10 Lounges in the World so I had high expectations when going for the first...

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: SFO-LHR A340-600

After many flights with Virgin America and a few with Virgin Australia, I was ready to try Virgin Atlantic. This is Sir Richard Branson’s first airline which he started in 1984. I booked the flight using 70,000 Delta Skymiles and $5.60 back in November 2016. The same flight now costs...