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Baby To Fly FREE For Life, Call To Fiji Air Saves Me Over $600, Is Flying Killing You, 1.8 Million AA Miles Giveaway, McD’s Mac ‘N Cheese Sandwich & More- The Rehash!

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I finally finished booking all of the flights we’ll need for our summer trip to the Pacific. We’ll be doing a lot of flying to get to some awesome destinations. Next up-  starting to book our hotels.

I recently got a new credit card and I’m already thinking about what to get next. I’m debating whether or not its time to finally get the Hyatt card before the two free nights at any property sign up offer goes away… Continue reading Baby To Fly FREE For Life, Call To Fiji Air Saves Me Over $600, Is Flying Killing You, 1.8 Million AA Miles Giveaway, McD’s Mac ‘N Cheese Sandwich & More- The Rehash!

Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands w/ Plane Passengers, Global Entry in Penn Station, Lost in Paris Catacombs, Katz’s Deli Expansion, Suicide at Marriott Marquis Times Square & More- The Rehash!

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With the annual fee soon coming up on my American Express Platinum card, I decided to apply for the Amex Blue Business card (which I was instantly approved for). The signup bonus isn’t huge but it buys me some time to decide what to do with my Membership Rewards points.

Planning for our summer trip wasn’t looking good but then I started finding award availability for various flights around the region we’ll be visiting. It’s been frustrating using American Airlines miles over the past year or so but for this trip, they seem to be coming up big!

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands w/ Plane Passengers, Global Entry in Penn Station, Lost in Paris Catacombs, Katz’s Deli Expansion, Suicide at Marriott Marquis Times Square & More- The Rehash!

Teens Lost 3 Days in Paris Catacombs, Rescued

Paris Catacombs
From Michael W Travels visit in 2001

During my second trip to Europe in 2001, I got my first taste of a site that I consider odd.

I was in Paris with a friend and I called home to say hello to my family. My mother had come across an interesting article in an upstate NY newspaper. She told me about a site which had recently reopened in Paris.

Right after the call, I stopped at a Tourist Information Center to inquire about the Paris Catacombs. Continue reading Teens Lost 3 Days in Paris Catacombs, Rescued

AA Loses Pro’s Golf Clubs, AA & United Shopping Bonus Offers, Eiffel Tower Zip Line, Chase Ink Retention, Korean Professional Baseball- The Rehash!

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It finally feels like summer here in NYC. Over the weekend we were quite busy heading to some parks and checking out some new (to us) restaurants. We found a new place to go for an awesome burger as well as another great place to go for pizza. Win win…

Otherwise, I’m considering getting the Marriott Business credit card since I received a direct mailer. I’m not sure if the card falls under Chase’s 5/24 rule. Do you know?

How has your week gone when it comes to miles, points and travel? Continue reading AA Loses Pro’s Golf Clubs, AA & United Shopping Bonus Offers, Eiffel Tower Zip Line, Chase Ink Retention, Korean Professional Baseball- The Rehash!

The Eiffel Tower Has A Free Zip Line For A Limited Time

Eiffel Tower
image: wikicommons

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. Around 7 million visit people each year.

The iconic tower offers amazing views. A friend and I took the stairs when we visited years back. It’s also lit up at night.

For a limited time there’s a free, adventurous attraction being offered at the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading The Eiffel Tower Has A Free Zip Line For A Limited Time

Four Seasons Spikes Actor’s Pancakes, Elvis’s Plane Auctioned for Big $, Free Castles & Homes in Italy, Compensation for Broken IFE, Teen Kills Uber Driver, Visit to Northern Ireland- The Rehash!

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It’s been a slow week here when it comes to miles, points and travel. (I might still be coming down from the high of booking our flights to the South Pacific with AA miles for this summer.)

I finished the minimum spend on my newest credit card and am working on finishing the spend on a bonus for another card. Once this is done, I’ll be on the hunt for a new card. What will it be? Who knows! Continue reading Four Seasons Spikes Actor’s Pancakes, Elvis’s Plane Auctioned for Big $, Free Castles & Homes in Italy, Compensation for Broken IFE, Teen Kills Uber Driver, Visit to Northern Ireland- The Rehash!

Delta Dumps Fuel, Virgin Takes Double My Points, United Passengers Use Slides To Exit Plane, Virgin America Compensates Me, Woman Raped At BOS, McDonald’s Korea & More- The Rehash!

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I was close to giving up on the idea I had for our summer trip due to a lack of American Airlines award availability. (Maybe it wasn’t really their fault this time…)

However, I kept checking and was able to get award flights for us to the South Pacific! We need to do a lot of planning for our trip, which will be a little over a month long but we’re definitely excited!  Continue reading Delta Dumps Fuel, Virgin Takes Double My Points, United Passengers Use Slides To Exit Plane, Virgin America Compensates Me, Woman Raped At BOS, McDonald’s Korea & More- The Rehash!