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Cathay Pacific Business Class: BKK-HKG A350-900

I used GrabCar to get to BKK (Bangkok) airport which is similar to Uber. It is a nice option as you can schedule a pickup which was needed for the early morning departure. Uber didn’t offer this option in Bangkok. The Cathay Pacific lounge at BKK is very nice compared...

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June 2017 Updates

USPS Informed Delivery, started on April 14th nationwide You can now receive an email each morning with scans of the envelopes that will be delivered to your address that day. It even works while your mail is on hold so you can check to see if that important piece of mail will...

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New Sprint International Data Plans as of April 2017

Sprint’s previous update in November 2016 resulted in very slow 2G speeds in countries which previously offered 3G speeds. It has changed yet again in this evolving land of competition amongst US carriers. Sprint now offers high speed (3G or LTE) data packages on a daily/weekly basis with unlimited data usage...

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Hotels Embracing Apps: WhatsApp & UberCENTRAL

During a recent stay at Keraton at The Plaza in Jakarta, I was presented with a business card at check-in listing the WhatsApp phone # to message for assistance during my stay. Instead of calling the front desk from your room, you can now message them through WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a...

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Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class: HND-BKK B777-300

I originally was scheduled to fly nonstop from Tokyo Narita to Jakarta in First Class, but Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to downgrade the plane to a B787-9 for that route which meant I would lose First Class. American Airlines allowed me to reroute my award ticket via Bangkok in order to...

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Top Hotels in Japan

I was very fortunate to stay in Suites in some of the top hotels in Japan during a recent 10 day trip. Hospitality in Japan is some of the best, if not the best, in the world! Next time you are in Japan try staying at any of these hotels. They won’t disappoint....

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New Favorite Travel Apps & PBS Series: City in the Sky

Flightradar24 (iOS or Android) If you are a plane spotter or just want to know what plane is flying over you in your current location, just open up Flightradar24 on your phone. You can get all the stats (altitude, location, registration, speed, etc.) of the plane and even filter it to...

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Credit Card Application Batch – March/April 2017

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 2 more credit cards and also received an offer from AMEX as I continue to diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature ($75/yr, not waived 1st year): -30,000 Alaska Airlines...

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Award Booking Assistance using Chase Ultimate Reward Points

A few loyal readers, Claire & Danny, signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K bonus when it was available last year and recently reached out to me to assist with booking an award using their Chase UR points. They were flexible on their dates but their destinations were set in...

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3 Year Anniversary

It’s been 3 years since I started Palo Will Travel and I’ve enjoyed every moment! I’ve made over 130 posts and hope all the tips & tricks have provided you with a great wealth of knowledge during your travels. Knowing that some of my loyal readers being able to enjoy...