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Free Cathay Pacific Lounge Access at SFO via Klout.. If You Are Cool Enough

May 10, 2012

For those of you social-media-savvy flyers jetting in and out of San Francisco this summer, Klout and Cathay Pacific have partnered to offer a pretty cool perk. People who have downloaded Klout’s new iPhone app (they introduced it last month) and have a score of 40 or higher can show their Klout score at the […]

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Tuesday Travel Top 10: How to Use Miles for the Best First Class Products

May 8, 2012

On Friday, CNN published a list of the best first class cabins in the sky with contenders from all over the world. Interestingly enough, no US airline made the list. But what good is a list of amazing first class cabins if you don’t know how you can fly in one of them without paying […]

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Video Sunday Reader Question: Using Amex For Cathay to Hong Kong

April 29, 2012

TPG reader Mike wants to use miles for one of my favorite purposes: helping a family member take charge of their points for a great travel redemption. Mike’s issue is that he’s in Hong Kong and his dad doesn’t have quite enough points or miles to get himself there in business class. Here’s his question: […]

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Flight Review: Cathay Pacific First Class

April 19, 2012

This is an installment in my March 2012 Asia Trip Series which includes: A Birthday Present To Myself: Business Class on the World’s Longest Flight for $2.50, Help Me Plan My Asia Trip Starting With Singapore, Flight Review: Singapore Airlines All Business Class Flight From Newark To Singapore, Hotel Review: Intercontinental Singapore, Video Trip Report: […]

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Cathay Pacific Temporarily Suspends Codeshare Booking through American Airlines

February 28, 2012

According to this thread on Flyertalk, while Cathay Pacific was upgrading its booking systems, its award availability shown on partner sites has gotten really messed up, specifically through British Airways and American Airlines, and travelers hoping to book codeshare flights on those airlines have hit a wall. Apparently booking agents at BA and AA can […]

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Oneworld Megado: The Final Day with Qantas and Cathay Pacific

February 7, 2012

After four very busy days, several flights (and a few mechanical failures), 10,794 flight miles and touring American Airlines’ and Boeing’s facilities in Dallas and Seattle respectively, it was time to wrap up the first ever Oneworld Megado in Los Angeles. Flight Path Museum In the afternoon, we all met up at the little known […]

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Updated: 20 of My Favorite Airline Awards

January 23, 2012

It’s been almost a year since I’ve updated the list of my 20 Favorite Airline Awards. Since then, so much has changed in the world of points and frequent flyer miles—from Aeroplan fuel surcharges to British Airways’ new Avios program—that I thought it was high time for a refreshing of the list. I’m going to […]

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Follow Me on the First Oneworld Mega Do

January 23, 2012

This week I’ll be embarking on an epic journey to London, Dallas, Seattle and Los Angeles as part of the first ever Oneworld Mega Do. The trip, which sold out within minutes of being put on sale to the public (I was able to pre-purchase since my other site TravelCreditCards.com is a sponsor of the […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Are The Amex Membership Rewards Free Flight & Companion Pass Vouchers Worth It?

December 18, 2011

TPG reader Chris writes: “I was recently on the Membership Rewards website looking to transfer some miles and noticed the various e-certificates the airlines where offering for either free flights for a fixed amount or companion pass certificates. Do you rate any of these as a good deal or are generally mileage transfers (% bonuses) better?” In my opinion, […]

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Flight Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class Old Versus New

October 25, 2011

Back in June, I attended the T-BEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) conference and I ended up using British Airways miles to book a roundtrip business class award on Cathay Pacific from JFK to Vancouver. These flights were going for over $600 in coach, so I felt that using 50,000 miles and $50 in fees for a […]

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Cathay Pacific Promotion: $100 Roundtrip Flights (Incl Taxes) Chicago to Hong Kong

July 6, 2011

On September 1, 2011 Cathay Pacific begins flying Chicago to Hong Kong non-stop. To celebrate, they are selling $100 roundtrips (including tax) for the next four Thursdays. Each day there will only be 25 tickets on each day (100 total), so have your browser loaded and ready to go at exactly 3:25pm CT on this […]

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Consolidated List of Airline Award Charts and Partner Airline Lists

June 14, 2011

I thought it would be convenient to have a page that TPG readers can bookmark with links to the award charts for the major frequent flyer programs. This is by no means a final list, as I’ll continuously be updating the page (feel free to comment below with the links to any other program or […]

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My Flight Delay Blues and Trip to Vancouver

June 10, 2011

This weekend I’ll be hanging out in Vancouver for the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference. This is my first time to YVR and I have high hopes for a really great weekend. I’ve never met someone who didn’t like Vancouver and I have all Friday to explore the city. That is, if I’m not a […]

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How to Use British Airways Miles: Post 4, Spotlight on Taxes and Fees

April 11, 2011

Update: The current offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios with $2,000 spend in the first 3 months. This is the fourth installment of my series on maximizing British Airways miles. Since so many of you got in on the super-lucrative 100,000 mile BA Visa sign-up bonus (see details of the current 100K offer), […]

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How to Use British Airways Miles: Post 3, Understanding the Oneworld Alliance

April 10, 2011

This is the third installment of my series on maximizing British Airways miles. Since so many of you got in on the super-lucrative 100,000 mile BA Visa sign-up bonus (see details of the current 100K offer), it would be beneficial to check out: General tips, Post 1 – Booking BA Awards, Post 2 – Booking Partner Awards, Post 3 – […]

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Reminder: 40% British Airways Amex Transfer Bonus Ends 3/31/11

March 25, 2011

Just a friendly reminder that you have one more week to take advantage of the 40% Amex Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways. I just took advantage of it last night. I am going to Vancouver in June for the 2011 Travel Bloggers Exchange conference and flights were all $500+. Worse, flying Delta would have […]

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