06 Apr
Using my Hyatt Annual Free Night Certificate – What to do?

I’ve had the Chase Hyatt Visa for a few years now after originally getting it for the two free night bonus, which my husband and I used at the Park Hyatt Sydney, saving us about $2000 and affording us the opportunity to stay at an amazing...

Should First Class Passengers Be Allowed Guests?

My wife and I recently separated. This separation has nothing to do with our marriage (we are very much permanently together) and everything to do with a recent long-haul Cathay Pacific flight from JFK to HKG! The award flights were originally booked together in Business Class...

05 Apr
Flight Review: Cathay Pacific First Class 777-300ER JFK-HKG

This past March I had the pleasure of experiencing Cathay Pacific First Class on their 777-300ER for the approximately 16-hour flight from New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG). Before we get started, I would like to follow up on a couple of previous postings and...

05 Apr
Aviate: My New Favorite Travel Apparel Brand

In the interest of full disclosure, AYP earned compensation for this post. Though I worked with Aviate on the content, all opinions expressed are my own. Whether flying in the front, or flying in the back, I keep it casual and comfortable. Denim, sneaks, t-shirt, and of...

05 Apr
8 American Airlines Award Booking Tips & Tricks!

Booking American Airlines award tickets is complicated. Knowing all the various partner airlines in the oneworld alliance, the long-haul and fifth freedom routes they fly – it’s overwhelming! Of course, then you have to search for the award space – which is harder than it...

04 Apr
How will a student loan balance transfer impact credit?

I had a friend ask an interesting question this weekend about a balance transfer. His thought was to move his student loans to a credit card with a new balance transfer offer of 0% for the first year and then pay the credit card off in...

04 Apr
LAST CHANCE – 35k Bonus on the SPG American Express Cards!

Great news folks! American Express has brought back the all-time high sign-up bonuses on The Starwood Preferred Guest credit card by American Express and The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express and you still have time to apply! But hurry quick - these offers will...

04 Apr
London EDITION – the High and Low

I stayed at the London EDITION this past January. It was just a small part of a great New Years trip! Wildly Inefficient American Airlines Checked Bag Policy Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class MIA-MXP – Pretty Good! The Park Hyatt Milan – the High and...

04 Apr
It’s Nice to Formally Meet You

Hey BoardingArea readers! It’s Derek from AcCounting Your Points and we are going to be spending some quality time together this week! You may have seen a post or 2 feed through the BoardingArea and Prior2Boarding webpages, Facebook, or Twitter, but this week we are in...


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