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Chick-fil-A Is Going International, Location To Open In Canada

Chick fil AChick fil A is my favorite fast food chain. A few years back I visited the original Chick fil A location, also called Dwarf House.

The restaurant made headlines recently when a woman gave birth inside one of the locations. The baby will receive free food for life!

Now Chick fil A shared other big news. Continue reading Chick-fil-A Is Going International, Location To Open In Canada

Toronto School Board Won’t Allow New Trips to US

Toronto School Board
image: instagram

The Toronto School Board, the largest of its kind in Canada won’t be allowing any new trips to be planned to the United States for an interesting reason.

NBC News reports that the reason for the Toronto School Board doing this is due “to uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions“. Continue reading Toronto School Board Won’t Allow New Trips to US

Would You Dine At A Poop Cafe?

poop cafe
image: screen capture from Vice.com

A couple of days back Kim sent me a link to a video that was pretty shitty funny.

When you have a 5 year-old son, lots of jokes and silly behavior are all but guaranteed to take place on a daily basis.

Lucas and I have fun making poop jokes all of the time so I found it hilarious when I watched the video about a Poop Cafe which exists in Toronto! Continue reading Would You Dine At A Poop Cafe?

Canada To Have One of the Shortest Flights in the World

Shortest Flights in the world
image: wikimedia commons

Some of the shortest flights in the world include “Loganair’s journey from Westray to Papa Westray in Scotland’s Orkney Islands (which can take as little as 47 seconds), and various five-to-ten minute flights that include LIAT airline’s five-minute flight from St. Kitts to Nevis and Olympic Air’s 10-minute trip from Karpathos to Kasos,” according to Travel + Leisure.

Now a new flight in Canada will be joining the list with some of the shortest flights in the world and it will allow you to visit a pretty impressive site. Continue reading Canada To Have One of the Shortest Flights in the World

My Newfound Love for the Window Seat

View From the Window 

When I fly, I always prefer to sit in an aisle seat. There are a few reasons why the aisle is my choice.

First of all, I don’t want to bother anybody if I need to get up to go to the restroom or get something out of my bag in the overhead bin. I also like that I can stretch my leg into the aisle, even for a few seconds if the space feels a bit tight. The last reason I like the aisle is so that I can quickly get my bag out of the overhead bin upon landing.

During our flight home from Toronto last month, I rediscovered a reason to love the window seat. Continue reading My Newfound Love for the Window Seat

Food Review: Poutine at McDonald’s Canada

McDonalds Canada

Some of you may know that I love to visit McDonald’s when traveling to new places. I pretty much never dine at McD’s at home though.

The purpose of stopping in is to see if there are any local menu items worthy of a try. McDonald’s has also become something of a treat for Lucas. He knows that it isn’t healthy and we don’t go at home but while traveling he gets to go for a toy and some chicken nuggets.

During our recent trip to Toronto, I had to stop in at a McDonalds Canada location to see if any local menu items were available. Continue reading Food Review: Poutine at McDonald’s Canada

Free Amex Centurion Lounge Uber Ride Earned SPG Points

Amex Centurion Lounge

Back in November news spread about an offer to get two free Uber rides at the Amex Centurion Lounge in New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The rides have to originate at the airport and go to a destination within the five boroughs.

When we arrived at the Centurion Lounge on the way to Toronto, I asked for an Uber code. The rep at the desk said that we could only get a code when arriving at the airport from a flight and not when departing on a flight.

I couldn’t imagine why this mattered considering each pass was good for two free rides. I wanted the code just in case we couldn’t make it to the lounge when we got back home. Continue reading Free Amex Centurion Lounge Uber Ride Earned SPG Points

American Airlines Makes Lucas A Special Crewmember

American Airlines

Leading up to our recent trip to Toronto, many frustrating things took place.

We were supposed to leave for our trip just to find out that due to a screw-up by British Airways, our flight wasn’t actually booked! We got things sorted out and took the trip a week later. However, I’m still waiting for 40,500 Avios + $143.79 to be refunded.

The following week we ran into some more bad luck. Our flight was cancelled. We were booked in biz but had to fly coach the following day. I wondered if we were owed compensation. On a positive note, Marriott customer service impressed and I didn’t lose a free night certificate. Find out if AA gave us compensation for being moved from biz to coach.

Our visit was pretty brief due to our flight cancellation as well as our flight the following day being delayed a couple of hours. As brief as our visit was, we still had a good time. Continue reading American Airlines Makes Lucas A Special Crewmember

Cancelled Flight in Biz, Flew Coach- Did AA Compensate?

cancelled flight

Last week I wrote about a cancelled flight in business class where we ended up having to fly coach to Toronto. I wondered if we were owed compensation from American Air.

During this trip to Toronto, many things went wrong. Due to a mistake with our booking, I’m waiting on a refund of 40,500 Avios + $143.79 from British Airways.

During this whole saga of bookings mistakes and cancelled flights, the one thing that did turn out well was Marriott customer service helping us out so we didn’t lose a free night certificate.

While I’m still waiting on my refund for British Airways to post, I heard back from American Airlines Customer Relations much faster than I had expected. Continue reading Cancelled Flight in Biz, Flew Coach- Did AA Compensate?

Cancelled Flight, Marriott Customer Service Impresses

Marriott Customer Service

I’ve recently written about some problems related to our short trip to Toronto, Canada.

The first problem occurred when we were supposed to go on the trip a few weeks back. I was checking my British Airways account when I noticed that our flight to Toronto had been cancelled. This led me to ask British Airways- Where’s My 40,500 Avios + $143.79.

We then got rebooked for the following week. More bad luck soon followed. We had a cancelled flight in biz class and had to fly coach. I then wondered if I was owed compensation. (I certainly feel that we are…) Continue reading Cancelled Flight, Marriott Customer Service Impresses