Weekly Review: February 27, 2016

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I’m just wrapping up a fun week in Colombia, which has been surprisingly relaxing after spending the previous couple of weeks flying almost nonstop. While I’ve enjoyed Bogota and especially Cartagena, I now definitely want to return and visit some of the other cool areas of Colombia.

Bogota

Over the coming week I’ll be doing a good amount of mileage running, if that’s still a thing, thanks to some great fares to Panama City. After all, this is the last opportunity to do so before American AAdvantage goes revenue based.

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Last Chance: 50K Miles With Citi AAdvantage Business Card

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Since November, there has been an increased sign-up bonus on the co-branded American Airlines Citi business credit card. The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Mastercard has been offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $3,000 within three months. While the annual fee on the card is $95, it’s waived for the first 12 months.

It’s worth noting that I’ve been informed that this offer will be pulled on Monday, February, 29, 2016. So if you want to be sure you can take advantage of the 50,000 mile sign-up bonus, you’ll want to apply this weekend.


The Joys Of Traveling To A New Place With No Expectations

Cartagena-3Ford and I are in Colombia for the week. We flew here on American thanks to their great business class fares, which are especially lucrative before American’s frequent flyer program goes revenue based in the second half of the year. We spent a few days in Cartagena, and then are in Bogota for a few days.

I don’t think I’ve ever arrived at a destination with as little preparation as here. I’ve done an insane amount of travel the past couple of weeks, so haven’t had any spare time to research and plan.

When we arrived in Cartagena I had no clue what to expect. No clue whatsoever.


Fly All You Want Around Norway Is Back For 2016

Widerøe is offering a great deal if you want to visit every nook and cranny in beautiful Norway. Essentially, you can fly all you can for two to three weeks in summer for a fixed price.

The country is divided into three zones and you buy the pass based on the number of zones you want to travel within, which can be a very good value.


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I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend, and stay tuned for several more trip report installments over the coming week, including of my Oman Air flights between Frankfurt and Bangkok (which I’m most excited about sharing)!

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Comments

  1. @Matt @Lucky:

    I’d be interested in that review, too! I’m flying AA LAX > Syd in F on the 777-300er in September (returning in J Qantas SYD > DFW on the A380).

  2. I LOVE PANAMA CITY and Panama in general. Please see more than just the airport. Spend a few days in Bocas Del Toro or make a daytrip to Isla Contadora. Baseball, ceviche, casco viejo, love it all.,

  3. Lucky how long are you going to make us wait for a review of the BA 787-9 First??? It looks fantastic and everyone is raving about it. Come on! 🙂

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