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Airline Miles Bridge Gap Between Rich and Poor: This post on Live and Let’s Fly is actually a rebuttal to an article in USA Today. I agree with Matt from Live and Let’s Fly. Miles and points make some of these luxurious options possible for normal folks like us! While my family doesn’t use miles and points to fly first class, we do splurge on hotels. For example, there’s no way I would have paid $800-$900 a night for a big suite at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. But 20k points with a free upgrade? Yes, please!
Is Flying First Class All It’s Cracked Up to Be? Jon from No Mas Coach goes through all of the advantages of flying first class. It’s not just about the seat! Lounges, priority boarding and check-in, priority luggage…..yeah, I get it. If miles and points and money were no option, I’d fly first class every time! But alas, I am part of a family of five who travels often, so first class isn’t in the cards for us just yet. Having TSA Pre-check and access to lounges through our credit cards help make our time at the airport easier.
The Highest Rated Hotel in the World: I guess we’re on a roll with all this talk about luxury today! YMMV has an interesting post about a 7-star hotel in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. I mean, wow!
Capital One Adds Transfer Partners and Improves Transfer Ratios: Capital One just announced two new hotel transfer partners: Wyndham Rewards (2:1.5) and Accor (2:1). In addition, the transfer rate to JetBlue increased to 2:1.5 (was previous 2:1). I’m not overly excited about any of these, but maybe you are?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.