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14 Mar. 2020
$700’s RT: Business class, Budapest to US
Will Run for Miles reports an amazing business class fare sale available from Budapest to the United States on SkyTeam carriers, with round trip business class available in the $700’s on Air France, KLM, and Delta. Note that I even see these available through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal for just over 51,000 Ultimate Rewards points
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5 Apr. 2018
Review: Qantas First Class, Airbus A380 Sydney to Los Angeles
Qantas offers a great first class product on-board their Airbus A380 aircraft. The seat is spacious, beautifully designed and fitting for a true first class product. The catering is delicious; service is attentive both on the ground and in the air; and the overall experiences is worth the premium over business class. That being said,
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4 Apr. 2018
You Can Now Follow Travel Codex on Flipboard
The internet sure has changed from when I started this blog six years ago. Smart phones have taken off, Facebook is no longer cool, and RSS feeds are practically ancient history. More and more I see that traffic has been shifting to aggregators like Apple News. In fact, Travel Codex gets twice as much readership
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14 Mar. 2020
Marriott shows rates with taxes and ALL fees (price transparency checkbox)
I stumbled upon something really cool last week.  Sometime recently (I don’t know when), Marriott added a new price transparency checkbox to their web-based property search.  Checking this box changes the display to show prices with taxes and resort fees included.  This is an awesome step in the right direction. In an ideal wor...
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25 Oct. 2019
10 Things to Do When You Get Amex Platinum
Official Application Link: The Platinum Card® from American Express (60,000-point bonus offer) If you were recently approved for The Platinum Card® from American Express, congratulations! This is one of the best premium credit cards due to the extensive benefits it offers, especially if you travel regularly. With it, you’ll be able to...
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8 Oct. 2019
Robinhood Relaunches Cash Account – This Time with 2.05% APY & FDIC Insurance
Robinhood has relaunched their cash account, this time with a current APY rate of 2.05%. They’ve also added FDIC insurance to the account as part of the relaunch. You can join the waitlist here. The account offers FDIC insurance on up to $1.25M, as part of the companies partnership with 6 different banks. The debit
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7 Oct. 2019
Discover: Buy Sam’s Club Membership ($45) and Get $45 or $25 Back
The Offer No direct link, targeted offer via email Get a $45 statement credit when using your Discover card to buy a new Sam’s Club membership. Others got the same offer, but for a $25 statement credit. The Fine Print Valid October 1 – November 30 Valid online with the link in the email, or
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29 Mar. 2018
Learn to Travel Like a High Roller at ZorkFest in Las Vegas
You’re probably already familiar with events like Frequent Traveler University and the Chicago Seminars. Even Tahsir and Omar have run their own TravelCon event to teach others about how to earn and redeem miles for better travel. (The TravelCon name has since been taken over by my friend Nomadic Matt for something completely different.) If
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25 Oct. 2019
Book now: 4+ Star Alliance business-class awards to Europe during peak summer months
Summer is a popular time to visit Europe, so it can be challenging to find premium-class award tickets during the months of June, July and August, especially if you want to bring your entire family. However, if you’re looking at a potential trip across the Atlantic in 2020, listen up. We’re seeing a large number
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18 Mar. 2020
IRS extends payment deadline 90 days (but still have to file by 4/15)
The IRS has extended the payment deadline for 2019 taxes for most Americans by 90 days. You still need to file by 4/15/20. However, payment of 2019 taxes can be deferred until 7/14/20 (up to $1,000,000 in tax payments for individuals or $10,000,000 for businesses) with any penalties/interest that would ordinarily be incurred during that t...
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1 Jun. 2017
Free Doughnuts in Select Cities This Summer If You Have These Cards!
Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day! To celebrate, American Express and Delta are driving a doughnut truck around the US, filled with unique doughnuts inspired by Delta snacks like cookies, pretzels, and peanuts.  And they’re not stopping until August 12, 2017! Is There a Problem, Officer?  Doughnut Truck = Increased Police Prese...
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3 Apr. 2018
Radisson Announces Radisson Blu Anaheim and New Manhattan Hotel
Radisson has announced two new hotels to be built in the United States. One will be a new Radisson Blu located in Anaheim, California, near the Disneyland resort. The other will be a Radisson Hotel in Manhattan on 8th Avenue between 36th and 37th streets. Both of these help Radisson with their limited U.S. portfolio
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