CBP makes it right and restores my Global Entry!

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By: Michael Well I have to admit I never saw this coming and never expected such a quick resolution, or even a resolution at all. After my incident involving Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at LAX, which led to my …

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My Global Entry clearance was revoked – You won’t believe why

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By: Michael UPDATE 6/5/2017: A CBP officer called me on this date and noted this article had caught CBP’s attention and noted that he had reviewed my particular situation and concluded my Global Entry had been revoked for an invalid …

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Z Ocean Hotel South Beach Review

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For our 5-year wedding anniversary we decided to take the quick hop from Tampa to Miami for a quick weekend getaway and stay at the Z Ocean Hotel in South Beach. The hotel is an all-suites IHG property (it’s technically …

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Hyatt Regency Cartagena – Review

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Last weekend my family and I visited the Hyatt Regency Cartagena, a brand-new property I had not even realized had opened until my wife brought it up to my attention. We found a cheap fare to get there from Fort …

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Pushing back – Improper airline compensation

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When you feel that an airline or hotel chain is giving you an improper amount of compensation, it’s ok to say no and ask them to do better

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Review – Singapore Airlines First Class Hong Kong to San Francisco

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Returning from our latest trip to Hong Kong we had the pleasure of flying Singapore Airlines first class on their 777 aircraft. We had flown Singapore Airlines’ A380 suites on our trip to Japan last year, and while the 777 …

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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Grand Suite – Review

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During our last trip to Asia we stayed the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. It was our first trip to Hong Kong and I had read rave reviews about the property in the past, and was excited to check it out …

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Asiana A380 First Class New York to Seoul – Review

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Last month we flew Asiana’s A-380 first class suites from New York’s JFK to Seoul’s Incheon airport on our way to Hong Kong. I had heard great things about Asiana’s food and service quality and I thought it was a …

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Park Hyatt Washington D.C. – Review

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During our quick weekend JetBlue mileage run to Washington D.C. we spent one night at the beautiful Park Hyatt Washington D.C., which I had wanted to check out for a while, but had not had the chance to do so. Getting …

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Flights open to Cuba on American Airlines!

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American Airlines has officially opened their schedule for direct service to Cuba.  They have been flying these routes for some time but tickets were sold through charters. Removing the charters from the process and with other airlines competing for the …

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