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Virgin America Silver Status Recap for 2015

Virgin America is still my preferred US domestic airline. During 2015, I was upgraded from Main Cabin to Main Cabin Select on 8 out of 19 of my flights which translates to a 42% upgrade rate. This seems very high for a mid-tier status whereas other airlines would most likely...

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Happy New Year! 2015 Review

Happy New Year! 2015 was another busy year with over 70,000 miles of flying around the world. Here is a quick overview of my 2015 experiences… Hotel Stays (21): US Grant San Diego, California W San Diego, California Sheraton Sunnyvale, California Lafayette Park Hotel, California Sheraton New Orleans, Louisiana Aloft New Orleans, Louisiana...

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse SFO

During the holidays, I was flying Virgin America during the time that Virgin Atlantic operates it’s flights to London. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is only open during the flight times which creates very limited hours for being able to use it. Virgin America allows all Elevate members, Main Cabin Select...

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Singapore Airlines Economy Class A380 & B777 Reviewed

On a recent trip, I was booked into Economy class with preferred seats ($100 upgrade each way) on Singapore Airlines. They still rank in the top 5 best airlines for Economy class. Their excellent hospitality and quality product set them apart from the others. LAX-NRT-SIN SQ11 Economy Class (Preferred Seat)...

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50% off Virgin America 1st Class

Book using promo code DELACREME by December 10 to fly between December 18, 2015 and January 1, 2016 at www.virginamerica.com. http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-12-08/flight-deal-of-the-day-virgin-america-first-class-for-half-off Excellent deal for holiday travel! I just booked a 1st Class Ticket for cheaper than Economy.

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Holiday Giveaways! Southwest & LoungeBuddy

For Subscribers Only Be the first subscriber to leave a comment below on how you’ll use the prize and WIN! Round 1 on Monday, December 7th starting @ 9AM PST (2 Winners): 2 Southwest Airlines Drink coupons Each coupon is valid for 1 free beer or cocktail. They expire December 31, 2015. If you...

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November 2015 Updates

While traveling over the past 2 weeks, there have been some major developments in the travel industry. Below are the highlights… Marriott has decided to buy Starwood Hotels and the deal will close mid-2106. This is a major negative for SPG members who have seen the program to have the best redemption...

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Virgin America Inaugural Flight SFO-HNL VX51

Virgin America launched service to Hawaii this past Monday, November 2nd! They now serve SFO-HNL (Honolulu) and next month they will also fly SFO-OGG (Maui). It wouldn’t be a launch flight without a party. Virgin America knows how to throw a party and with Sir Richard Branson joining it sure would...

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British Airways Devalues Short Haul Award Tickets

Today, British Airways announced an increase in the required miles for short haul award flights. They will increase from 4,500 to 7,500 miles each way. This has been an excellent value which I’ve used for SFO-PDX and MLE-CMB flights. You have until February 1st, 2016 to book at the old rate...