Alaska Airlines Visa Annual Companion Pass

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Last year I applied for the Alaska Airlines Visa in one of my churns.  Aside from the points and statement credit, one of the nice added features of this card is an annual coach companion fare code.  The cost for the …

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Disney World for Florida Residents

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As a followup to our recent post about the new FastPass+ that is being implemented at the Disney Parks, below we have a few resources for Florida residents looking for that ideal annual pass or on property hotel room at …

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New Disney FastPass+

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Being from Miami, we tend to frequent Disney World rather often and we have been doing that since we were kids.  We typically have some version of a Florida Resident Annual Pass, we have always been picky about waiting in …

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Upgrade list reminder

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Here is a scenario: You have status and are on the upgrade list at the gate.  You are getting ready to board and they haven’t cleared anyone on the list.  What do you do?  Do you pester the agent or …

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One World Status reciprocity

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Just a reminder that as part of the One World Alliance, if you have status with any of the airlines in the One World alliance, you also get assigned a level of One World status.  One World status tiers are …

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Charge your phone with the TV

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Travelling internationally (or nationally) and need to charge your phone? This happened to me recently.  Got to the hotel room in Rome and realized that I had forgotten the adapter to plug into the European outlets and our room did …

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Passport Express in Miami

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Upon my return from Europe I was greeted by a wonderful new program at MIA customs called, Passport Express!  Our agent mentioned that they have been in for a few weeks and Miami is the first airport to test these. …

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Finding cheap flights

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Sometimes when flying somewhere the best and most economical way to travel is to plan the trip around reasonably priced flights.  ITA Matrix is one useful tool in finding the best prices over a given period of time. ITA Matrix …

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Getting bumped for compensation

Sometimes flights are oversold and the airlines offer compensation in exchange for staying behind and taking a different flight.  Although there is no sure way to take advantage of this, there are some tips which can help you increase your …

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British Airways – Destination not found

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British Airways Avios is my favorite award program for getting to the Caribbean from Miami due to it’s distance based awards.  To show you why, check out our prior post on booking award travel using British Airways. As you may already …

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