Apr012017

LAX/SFO to DEN/DFW $90-134 round trip AA, DL, UA

The major alliance airlines American, Delta and United are competing with Frontier and Spirit on routes between Los Angeles or San Francisco to Dallas DFW or Denver DEN with one way ticket prices from $46 to $68 for travel on select dates April to June 2017. Round trip from California to Colorado or Texas for…

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Mar312017

USA centric SPG Hot Escapes

SPG Hot Escapes this week has 144 hotels worldwide with 115 in the USA. There are some dates with good discount deals at participating hotels over the next six weeks. You must book these prepaid, nonrefundable deals before midnight Saturday, April 1. Checking out 15 Europe hotels showed Sheraton Krakow, Poland at $76. That seemed…

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Mar302017

Do you find good deals in Marriott Cash and Points reward nights?

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Marriott Rewards introduced a true ‘Cash and Points’ reward night redemption option one year ago in March 2016. Good news is the number of points and cash copay have not changed since Marriott Rewards originally published tables October 2015. http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/use/cash-and-points.mi My last Marriott Rewards redemption was for a hotel stay at Fairfield Inn in Tehachapi,…

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Mar302017

New York to Milan $420-$497 multiple airlines

Emirates Airlines has a 4-day sale with ticket prices at $497 round trip New York JFK to Milan, Italy MXP for nonstop flights. Several airlines match these fares for one stop flights, including American, Delta and Alitalia. Star Alliance member TAP Portugal has even lower $420 to $450 round trip ticket prices. Low fare dates…

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Mar292017

I’m on a low budget to Iceland and Baltics

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Iceland is spelled ‘Island’ in Icelandic. I find some aspect of that Icelandic spelling to be calming in my perception of this North Atlantic island, considering the actual physical openings to the raw forces of Earth found on the island’s landscape of volcanoes and geysers. Last month, February 2017, I bought two WOW Airlines tickets…

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Mar292017

Marriott PlacePass experiences, growth plans and legacy brands

You may soon be able to redeem Marriott points for 100,000 PlacePass destination travel experiences after Marriott’s recent investment in the Cambridge, Massachusetts travel business. That is a development to keep in mind for 2017. 2016 Hotels and Loyalty Members Marriott International ended 2016 with 30 hotel brands and 1,191,000 hotel rooms in 6,080 hotels…

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