Happy New Year to all!
The Michael W Travels family had an awesome and exhausting end to 2017.
What should’ve been a quick, 3.5 hour direct flight home from Austin, Texas became a very profitable, long day thanks to a voluntary bump! I’m hoping to have a post ready soon with all of the details. Continue reading Secret Button On Airplane Seats, Lindsay Lohan Bit By Snake in Thailand, Family Trip to South Sea Island, Fiji, Bowling Ball Left At Airport Security- The Rehash!
I hope that all of you who celebrate had a nice Christmas holiday.
Yesterday, the Michael W Travels family flew to our last trip destination of 2017. While I hoped to leave the country, I couldn’t find any good deals. Instead, we’re visiting a city/ area I’ve long wanted to check out- Austin, Texas. We’ll also be doing some day trips to areas not too far away. Continue reading Why Airports Have Carpet, Hotel Charges $350 For Negative Reviews, Bourdain Market Will NOT Open in NYC, Boeing 747 Party Plane & More- The Rehash!
In one week we’ll be heading off on our last trip of 2017. All we have left to do is to figure out our rental car and boy are they pricey.
For those of you celebrating- Happy Hanukkah and for those of you celebrating Christmas, I hope that you got some great deals on your gifts and that you are pretty much finished with your shopping. Continue reading JetBlue Giving Away 195 Flights, Worst Airplane Food, $350,000 Taken From CDG Airport, George Clooney Gives Out Headphones On Flight, 200+ Get Stomach Virus During Cruise & More- The Rehash!
I’m currently in the middle of planning our upcoming winter trip but I’m also thinking further ahead to the summer.
I’m hoping we’ll get to visit a couple of new regions that I’ve wanted to explore for quite some time. I was close to booking a flight but I still need to do further research to see how bold we should get. (Time is always a factor which could ruin any great plan!) Continue reading New Google Maps Feature, Saving Money In Fiji, United Employee Anniversary Surprise, ThankYou Premier Card Retention, Uber Driver Assists In Drug Bust, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!
Kim and I each finished putting the minimum spend on our newest credit cards. Now I’m debating whether or not I should apply for one more card before 2017 comes to an end. (The biggest problem is finding the right card to apply for!)
We haven’t flown since October so we’re very excited for our next trip, which is just three weeks away. It will involve lots of food, especially barbecue! Continue reading Winning 10K Hotel Points, Free $5 Shake Shack GC, Airbnb’s New Payment Option, Win JetBlue Flights For A Year, Is NYC Subway 24/7 Service Ending, Famed Sorbillo Pizzeria in NYC- The Rehash!
I hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were on many people’s minds. Kim and I did some shopping but didn’t make any big purchases.
The Winter Break is fast approaching. We settled on a domestic trip since I couldn’t find any deals for an international destination which seemed worthwhile for our short break. All I need to do is decide on a hotel or two and we’re done planning the trip. Continue reading Win 40,000 AA Biz Points, New Brooklyn Pizzeria, 300,000 Worth of Airline Miles Stolen, Plane Window Comes Loose, 14 Month Old’s Global Entry Interview, & More- The Rehash!
I was feeling a bit under the weather so I didn’t post as much as I’d like to this week.
Regardless of how I felt, this was a busy week here related to travel.
I decided to use Kim and my Hyatt free night certificates for a trip at the end of June. Surprisingly, I was able to get flights to our destination with an American Airlines MileSAAver level. It’s sad that this is a shocker… Continue reading 1,000 United Miles for $1, McDonald’s American Samoa, J.Crew $50 Off $50, 3 Year-Old Survives Plane Crash & More- The Rehash!
After a long wait, my newest credit card arrived. I’m currently working on the spend for the bonus which shouldn’t be hard to complete.
Kim got approved for the excellent JetBlue 60K bonus offer. She got a pending message and it said a response should come in a few weeks. The following day, she got a call from the bank and after a short conversation, she was approved! Continue reading 50% Offer Uber Rides, Airbnb Host Made $15,000,000, Engine Catches Fire At Airport, Former MLB Pitcher Dies in Plane Crash, Sex Acts During Flight, Travel Contests & More- The Rehash!
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
Besides 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!