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No Food On AA Flights, Mile High Club- FBI Investigating, 9.5 Hours on Christmas Island, Shopping Portal Bonuses, $200 Beer & More- The Rehash

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Kim and I both completed the offer to earn 7,500 Wyndham Rewards points per stay, up to two times.

One of my bonuses posted within a few days but the other bonus and Kim’s hadn’t posted. I reached out to Wyndham Rewards and was told that it could take some time from when the promo ended. It sounded odd that one out of four bonuses posted so quickly. I’m happy to report that all of our bonus points posted a couple of days back!

I was approved for a new card almost two weeks ago and am still waiting for it to arrive. I guess the bank is in no rush for me to use it! Continue reading No Food On AA Flights, Mile High Club- FBI Investigating, 9.5 Hours on Christmas Island, Shopping Portal Bonuses, $200 Beer & More- The Rehash

Most Powerful Passport, Anthony Bourdain Banned From This Country, Only Passenger On 189 Seat Plane, Lonely Planet Best In Travel, NBA Team’s Plane Damaged During Flight- The Rehash!

rehashBesides getting approved for another new credit card, it’s been a pretty uneventful week here related to travel.

I was close to booking a flight for an early summer trip but decided to wait a bit longer before deciding on that idea. Otherwise, we have a good amount of planning to do for trips in February and during Spring Break. Hopefully something will materialize soon for winter break! Continue reading Most Powerful Passport, Anthony Bourdain Banned From This Country, Only Passenger On 189 Seat Plane, Lonely Planet Best In Travel, NBA Team’s Plane Damaged During Flight- The Rehash!

Delta Plane Flying NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder Damaged In Mid- Air

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A charter plane carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder was damaged pretty badly in-flight while flying from Minneapolis to Chicago.

The plane was operated by Delta Airlines. Photos that players shared to social media show a massive dent in the nose. Continue reading Delta Plane Flying NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder Damaged In Mid- Air

Anthony Bourdain Banned From Entering Azerbaijan

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The new season of the Anthony Bourdain show Parts Unknown is half way through. He still has some interesting destinations coming up over the next month.

Anthony Bourdain isn’t afraid to share his opinions on his show and in life. My guess is that he probably has a hard time following the rules.

While filming a future episode, Bourdain got himself banned from the country Azerbaijan. Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Banned From Entering Azerbaijan

How to Have a Perfect Trip to Koh Samui

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We’re trying something new over here at Michael W Travels. This post is a collaboration with Luxury Retreats written by Emma Grant.

Are you thinking about taking a dream trip and looking for the perfect place to go? If so, consider visiting Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. This small island has endless beaches, secluded spots and an active nightlife with a range of luxurious Koh Samui rentals to choose from. Visitors instantly fall in love with the island and always start thinking about returning next year. If this is your first time to the island, here are a few suggestions on how to have the perfect vacation. Continue reading How to Have a Perfect Trip to Koh Samui

What Country Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World? Find Out!

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Not the most powerful…

What makes a passport powerful?

Lonely Planet mentions how, “the more countries a passport will give you access to without getting a visa, the higher the visa-free score and the more powerful it is deemed to be.”

So if you’re passport allows you to enter a country without a visa, it makes it powerful. Simple enough.. Continue reading What Country Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World? Find Out!

Woman Was Only Passenger On 189 Passenger Jet2 Flight To Greece

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When you fly in a private jet I’d assume that the service has got to be top notch. All of the attention is on you and your small party of fellow passengers.

When you fly commercial, odds are pretty high that there are many passengers for the flight crew to take care of, regardless of what cabin you’re flying in.

The most personal attention that we’ve ever had was on a flight with Singapore Air when Kim, Lucas and I plus one other passenger, were the only ones flying in Business Class. Continue reading Woman Was Only Passenger On 189 Passenger Jet2 Flight To Greece

Which Destinations Made It Into Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018

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Guidebooks aren’t perfect by any means but I still like picking up a Lonely Planet guide for most destinations that we visit.

Besides recommendations on things to do, places to eat and stay, I also like skimming through the provided background info on the country.

The new Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018 will be available on November 7. Continue reading Which Destinations Made It Into Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018

Flight Delays at JFK, Canadian Passport 3rd Gender Option, Win 100,000 Delta SkyMiles, Man Suing Airline Due to Sparkling Wine, Arby’s Venison, $100 After 2 IHG Stays & More- The Rehash!

RehashOver the weekend Lucas and I went on a food quest for a limited- time item at a fast food restaurant. Find out about it in the link below.

I’m still trying to figure out what to do over winter break this year. So far, I’m coming up short on finding any sort of deal or reasonable flight to book with miles. I’m hoping that something comes up soon. Continue reading Flight Delays at JFK, Canadian Passport 3rd Gender Option, Win 100,000 Delta SkyMiles, Man Suing Airline Due to Sparkling Wine, Arby’s Venison, $100 After 2 IHG Stays & More- The Rehash!