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Hotel AlaGare Shows Modhop Getting Basic in Lausanne
6.7
2 months ago

Hotel AlaGare Shows Modhop Getting Basic in Lausanne

Hotel Name:Hotel AlaGare Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Looking for something more functional than fancy for a self-funded career building trip, I stumbled accross Hotel AlaGare, a sub 10k Ultimate Reward …
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Travel Like a Mid-Level BOSS in American Airlines Premium Economy.
7.8
2 months ago

Travel Like a Mid-Level BOSS in American Airlines Premium Economy.

360° view. Premium Economy aboard an American Airlines 777-200.

Airline: American Aircraft: 777-200 Seat maps: Seat Guru Our Seat(s): 13C (Bulkhead) Class: Premium Economy Long-Haul Regional First?

Where width and legroom are concerned, …
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Live | Platinum Challenge II – United
8 months ago

Live | Platinum Challenge II – United

About a year ago, I embarked on a quick but long journey to arrive at Platinum status with Delta. In one swoop, I managed to get all the miles I …
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Podcast 13 | Marriott Anxiety, Boracay Blues and my Return From Cabo!
1 year ago

Podcast 13 | Marriott Anxiety, Boracay Blues and my Return From Cabo!

Marriott has an announcement, but not today. We apologize for hyping Boracay in the Philippines. Plus, Jake is back from Cabo and offers his take on the area.

Marriott …
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JW Marriott Resort and Spa – Los Cabos, Mexico | Review
8.8
1 year ago

JW Marriott Resort and Spa – Los Cabos, Mexico | Review

A quick trip without the kids was due for my wife and I so off to Cabo we hopped. Using a combination of cash and points converted to Marriott from …
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Does Flying Backward on United Make it Better? I Still Don’t Know.
5.5
2 years ago

Does Flying Backward on United Make it Better? I Still Don’t Know.



Airline: United Aircraft: 777-200 Seat maps: Seat Guru Our Seat(s): 1G (Bulkhead) Class: Business But I’m Not Tired!

Lie-flat seating is nice but when you’re up, you’re up. These seats unfold into nap-worthy …
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How NOT to Take a 360° Photo: Main Cabin on Delta’s A350.
2 years ago

How NOT to Take a 360° Photo: Main Cabin on Delta’s A350.

I thought I had a genius idea. I didn’t.

Having only the miles to book economy, I figured I’d cheat a little and just snap a quick 360° shot of …
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Free Access to Tokyo Narita’s Quietest Lounge?
2 years ago

Free Access to Tokyo Narita’s Quietest Lounge?

The allure of an airport lounge can be overstated in so many ways. The pitch of your premium credit card is heavy with words like “escape” and “quiet” in selling …
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Live | A whole #platinumchallenge in one Exhausting Trip. Delta’s new A350…and more.
2 years ago

Live | A whole #platinumchallenge in one Exhausting Trip. Delta’s new A350…and more.

Update Dec. 2018: Scroll down to see posts from this trip. As new challenges and events happen older stuff moves further down the page.

The upgrades I’m getting on this …
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The Colorful Rooms at Hyatt LAX Have a Little Magic in Them.
8.6
2 years ago

The Colorful Rooms at Hyatt LAX Have a Little Magic in Them.

Here’s why Here

My LAX go-to hotel for convenience at LAX has always been the Sheraton Four-Points LAX since it’s directly across the street from Budget Car Rental. The routine …
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