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Silvercar: Audi A4 Premium Plus (quattro + S line)

Silvercar is a rental car startup company which started in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, TX. They’ve raised $60M to date with the latest round of financing led by Audi. I was excited to try out the new company as they only offer 1 model which is an Audi A4 Premium...

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AA Executive Platinum & Luggage Tracking

It was a very busy year of travel in 2016 and I’ve finally achieved the highest published status tier of an airline due to my increased travels to Australia. Flying American Airlines to Australia guarantees inflight WiFi and a new 777-300ER plane. The Main Cabin Extra seats make Economy class...

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Happy New Year! 2016 Review

Happy New Year! 2016 was my busiest travel year ever with over 210,000 miles of flying around the world. Here is a quick overview of my 2016 experiences… Hotel Stays (18): Element Denver Park Meadows – Lonetree, Colorado Favehotel Graha Agung – Surabaya, Indonesia Four Points Darling Harbour – Sydney, Australia Four Points...

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Merger Update: Alaska Airlines + Virgin America

The merger closed last Wednesday, December 14th and they celebrated with a flight from Seattle (Alaska HQ) to San Francisco (Virgin HQ) onboard the “More to Love” co-branded plane. Press Release   Pamphlet Onboard Virgin America Details on the merger can be found here: http://www.differentworks.com Point Conversion 1 Virgin America Point ->...

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Holiday Giveaway! Global Entry

For Subscribers Only Win $100 credit for Global Entry Application Fee! Next Monday, December 19th starting @ 9AM PST, be the one of the first 4 subscribers to leave a comment on what destination(s) you will travel to in 2017. For new Global Entry members to enroll in the US CBP Global Entry...

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Pro Tool: ExpertFlyer Premium

It’s taken me a few years to finally buy into ExpertFlyer‘s Premium subscription but it paid off within the first couple of days. I signed up for their 5 day free trial of the Premium subscription to test out the SWU (Systemwide Upgrade) alerts for American Airlines. The email and...

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Status Matching Airline Elite Memberships

By this time of year, you most likely know if you will be re-qualifying for elite status with your favorite airline. If you know you won’t make it then you should consider status matching to a competitor. Leverage your existing status to get a competitor to earn you business in 2017....

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Upgrading to International Business Class on American & United for Cheap!

Ever wonder how all those travelers are in Business or First Class as you walk to the back of the plane to sit in your Economy seat? There is a trick that someone who doesn’t fly frequently can take advantage of to fly International Business Class after buying an Economy Class ticket. I’ll show...

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How to find Restaurants & Bars in a New City using Mobile Apps

When I travel I’m always challenged with finding an excellent place to eat or drink. Sometimes recommendations from friends are helpful but when you just want something nearby your hotel it can be helpful to use a mobile app. With over 125 nights on the road this year I really...