Monthly Archives: February 2014

United Club Honolulu

For Thanksgiving, I decided to visit Hong Kong, convincing myself that flying via Honolulu and Guam was a “good idea.”  When I tried to go to Manila this way in 2012, I was bumped from one of my westbound segments … Continue reading

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aloft Newark (California)

In late October, I had a visit to the Bay Area. Room rates on the west side of the Bay didn’t quite work out as desired, so I booked a stay at the aloft Newark. This hotel was formerly the … Continue reading

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Rut Roh: Delta Goes To A Revenue-Based Frequent Flyer Program

I looked away from the Internet for a few hours this evening before making one quick glance at it just now.  When my gaze returned, I discovered that the sky is falling over in Atlanta. Inside Flyer is reporting that … Continue reading

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The Club at San Jose Airport

San Jose Airport launched “The Club” in early 2013 to coincide with ANA’s SJC-NRT service.  It’s a Priority Pass lounge, so I stopped by when I had some time to kill waiting for a flight.

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The Westin Pasadena Revisited

In mid-October, I found myself on another trip to Pasadena.  As my hotel chain choices were restricted to Hilton, Marriott, and Starwood, I chose to stay at the Westin Pasadena again.  During my previous stay in October 2012, I was … Continue reading

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Italy: American Airlines Business Class Milan to New York

I booked this trip about two weeks out for my first flight and about three weeks out for my return segment.  My upgrade for this flight cleared a mere 12 hours prior to departure.

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Italy: Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport

As I had a somewhat “early” departure (10:25AM) from Milan to New York, I decided to stay at the Sheraton at Malpensa Airport the night before.  Room rates were on the pricier side, so I booked a cash and points … Continue reading

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Having stayed so close to the Duomo, it would be difficult for me to justify not sharing a photo if it.

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Italy: The Park Hyatt Milan

Just prior to my Hyatt Diamond status expiring in early 2013, I signed up for the Hyatt Visa card and completed my minimum spending, yielding me two suite award nights at any* Hyatt worldwide.  As part of my visit in … Continue reading

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Italy: Lake Como

While in Milan, I made a day trip to Lake Como.

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