Articles by Debbie Emery

Amtrak Announces Changes To Its Refund Policy Beginning March 1, 2014

December 16, 2013

Amtrak has just announced that they will be changing their refund policy for reservation cancellations. As of March 1, 2014, if you book a Coach class or Acela Express Business class reservation, you must cancel it at least 24 hours prior to the train’s scheduled departure in order to be eligible for a full refund. […]

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Barclaycard Enhances Its Travel Community Rewards With The Option To Use Points On Amazon

November 16, 2013

Earlier this year, Barclaycard launched an online travel community where their Arrival cardholders can earn miles for sharing their stories, photos and advice with other users, and at the time, they said that the community would be open to non-cardholders as well, who could earn points redeemable for travel and other expenses, but details at […]

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Preview Of The New American Express Centurion Lounge Opening At Dallas / Fort Worth DFW International Airport

October 10, 2013

Domestic airport club lounges rarely get me excited, however I was very interested when American Express opened a lounge at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport in February, and now they have followed up with the announcement that they would be opening a second Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on October 15, 2013 and […]

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VIP NY Jets and Giants Football Experiences With Chase Ultimate Rewards

October 2, 2013

Although I personally prefer to use my points and miles for travel, fall is officially here and so is football season, and Chase Ultimate Rewards is currently offering exclusive experiences for both New York Giants and New York Jets fans to use their points for, or to pay preferential rates thanks to Chase’s sponsorship deals. […]

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LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Unveils $1.7 Billion Makeover Including New Dining Deck

June 26, 2013

New TPG contributor and Los Angeles resident Debbie Emery takes a closer look at the $1.7-billion makeover of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal and all the exciting developments in store for travelers. As the major West Coast hub not only for several domestic airlines, but also as an entry point to the US for international […]

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How to Minimize Costs When Using Your Phone Internationally and Top Apps for Communicating Abroad

June 17, 2013

TPG contributor Debbie Emery did some research on the top ways to use your phone to communicate while traveling international, so read up before you get stuck with a huge bill after your summer trip abroad! A mammoth cell phone bill after an international trip can wipe out any savings you might have gotten by […]

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Should You Be Content With The Airline Elite Status You Have Or Go For More?

June 16, 2013

TPG reader Lou is mapping out his airline elite status strategy for the rest of the year. He’s already achieved the top tier on United and is pondering whether or not to go for elite status on a second airline. He asks: “It’s June and I just qualified for Platinum status on United Airlines and […]

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