22 Mar
Who Gets Cathay Pacific First Class? Me vs. the Wife

My hard work paid off! A few days ago I posted about how I was able to find last minute First Class award space flying Cathay Pacific JFK-HKG on an Alaska Airlines award ticket! While my initial search on Qantas revealed 2 First Class award available, just...

16 Mar
Ski Vacations Are Expensive!

This past weekend I headed out to Breckenridge, Colorado to take part in one of my favorite kind of vacations – skiing! The trip was part of a 16-man bachelor party… that’s right, 16! It was a relatively tame weekend all things considered. Mostly because the...

14 Mar
No More Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus… Now What?

Chase first announced the Sapphire Reserve and its MEGA 100k bonus last August and took me by surprise! Initially I was not sure how Chase was able to offer a card that provides so much more value than any other credit card available. But then...

09 Mar
Amex Business Platinum 50% Rebate – For A Non-Cardholder

Back in 2016, American Express  announced some benefit changes to both the personal and business versions of the Platinum Card. In my opinion these benefit changes were significantly more rewarding than the recent changes we learned of this past week or so, but I digress...

07 Mar
Only Cardholders Truly Benefiting from Amex Platinum Changes

It all started last week when American Express announced MAJOR, Yet Not-So Rewarding Changes to their Platinum Card beginning March 30th, including: $200 annual Uber credits 5x earning on eligible hotel bookings (i.e. via amextravel.com) Improved Priority Pass guest access (2 free guests privileges) Plus come other junk like: Complimentary...

06 Mar
Business Platinum Benefit Changes – Amex Doesn’t “Get” it

American Express is at it again - this time with benefit changes to the Business Platinum Card! Last week American Express announced MAJOR, Yet Not-So Rewarding Changes to their Platinum Card coming March 30th, including: $200 annual Uber credit 5x earning on eligible hotel bookings (i.e. via amextravel.com) ...

06 Mar
Searching Last Minute Cathay Pacific First Class Award Seats

Over the course of the past year, I have been working to accumulate Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to redeem for a trip with friends to Tokyo! I was able to construct us a very nice itinerary flying Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK-HKG-NRT,  showcasing Alaska...

03 Mar
Amex Platinum’s MAJOR, Yet Not-So Rewarding Changes

Before I get started, if you haven’t heard, American Express just announced changes to the Platinum Card from American Express. Other BA bloggers have covered this in detail (in random order): Travelling The World One Mile At A Time (OMAAT) Travel Codex Mommy Points Mile To Memories Points, Miles & Martini’s Rather...


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