Yearly Archives

Yearly Archives for 2012.

Bling it on: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island

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Introduction British Airways Terraces Lounge Seattle British Airways First Class Seattle to London Heathrow Emirates Lounge London Heathrow (after a surprise!) Emirates First Class London Heathrow to Dubai Grosvenor House Dubai Afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar at Burj Al Arab Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island St. Regis Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island Qasr Al…

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Card Link: American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Summary: Earn 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 within three months. This card accrues triple points on airfare, double points on gas and groceries, and one point per dollar spent on everything else. You also earn 15,000 bonus points for any calendar year in which…

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Maximize Membership Rewards

Card Link: American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Summary: Earn 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 within three months. This card accrues triple points on airfare, double points on gas and groceries, and one point per dollar spent on everything else. You also earn 15,000 bonus points for any calendar year in which…

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Maximize Membership Rewards

Card Link: American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Summary: Earn 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 within three months. This card accrues triple points on airfare, double points on gas and groceries, and one point per dollar spent on everything else. You also earn 15,000 bonus points for any calendar year in which…

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Maximize Membership Rewards

Card Link: American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Summary: Earn 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 within three months. This card accrues triple points on airfare, double points on gas and groceries, and one point per dollar spent on everything else. You also earn 15,000 bonus points for any calendar year in which…

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Limited Time: Earn 50,000 Points

Card Link: CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® Summary: 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $3,000 within three months with a $95 annual fee, which is waived the first year. It’s tough to beat a card with an annual fee that’s waived the first year, big sign-up bonus, and reasonable minimum spend. You also get…

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My pre-new year thoughts on 2013 status…

The beginning of the year is right around the corner, and it’s simultaneously the most terrifying and exciting time of the year for me. It’s terrifying because most elite status counters are reset on January 1, so overnight I’ll go from being complacent in all programs (having requalified early for all elite levels this year)…

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China Eastern (re)launching San Francisco service on April 26, 2013 — flatbed business class to Asia using Delta SkyMiles!

Thanks to superstar blog reader Mac for bringing this to my attention. I know what you guys are thinking — “Mac, why are you crazy and sending Lucky an email about China Eastern? They have as good of a reputation as the “herbal” foot massage place around the corner from my house?” Okay, maybe I…

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Alaska/Emirates mileage redemption reciprocity coming January 16, 2013!

Earlier in the year Alaska Airlines and Emirates announced a partnership, though indicated that mileage redemption reciprocity wouldn’t occur until later in 2012. Then just a couple of weeks ago Alaska announced a delay in their Emirates award chart until early 2013. Well, it looks like we now have an updated date for this announcement,…

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