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Who Knew? Hilton Non-Refundable Rates in the U.S. are Actually Changeable for a Fee

Aug 17 2018

I hate non-refundable hotel rates. Even when I think my plans are firm you’d be surprised how often something comes up and plans change. Plus I may want to stay somewhere else even if I”m going to be in the same city. Or rates will drop so I’d rather pocket savings rather than lock myself in.

Several years ago I wrote about tricks for getting out of a non-refundable hotel booking. But there’s something I didn’t know about Hilton reservations.

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Award Alert: 4+ Qatar Business Class Seats for Several Months From Several US Cities

Aug 16 2018

Qatar’s old 777s don’t have QSuites – the world’s best business class – but offer fully flat 2-2-2 business class (which is still good especially for couples, with great food and service). Availability is especially good on flights that offer one of Qatar’s older products.

What you’ll find right now is outstanding availability for specific months of the year on several routes.

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Mike Huckabee Was Quarantined in Nashville After American Airlines Flight

Aug 16 2018

The father of the White House Press Secretary flew American Airlines last night though, on American’s Los Angeles to Nashville redeye. On arrival though passengers weren’t allowed to enter the terminal.

As a regular Delta flyer Huckabee didn’t realize quarantine has been standard procedure for American flights whenever someone in coach bought a barbecue sandwich.

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Hurry Amazing Fare $560+ Roundtrip Business Class Los Angeles to Asia

Aug 16 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has one of the most amazing business class fares I’ve seen in a long time. You can fly to Asia for less than $600 roundtrip. That’s a good price for coach and this is for business.

In fact you can fly Los Angeles – Shanghai between September and March for as little as $560 roundtrip in business class using Hong Kong Airlines’ daily service onboard a new Airbus A350. And Shanghai isn’t the only destination.

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Review: United Polaris Lounge Newark

Aug 16 2018

I visited United’s new Polaris business class lounge in Chicago 18 months ago. At the time I thought it was the best business class lounge in the United States (and I really enjoy the outdoor deck of the Star Alliance lounge at LAX).

Over the past three and a half months United has picked up the pace of new lounge openings, with Polaris lounges also now in San Francisco, Newark, and Houston.

The United Polaris lounge Newark solidifies my impression of the Polaris lounge project: this is perhaps the nicest thing that United has done. The dining is very good. The lounge amenities are top notch. And there’s a real thoughtfulness that has gone into the details.

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American Express Will Introduce New Delta Charge Cards, Here are Leaked Images

Aug 16 2018

Co-brand American Express cards have all been credit cards, not charge cards. Here are images of the Delta charge card and business charge card.

More products are better, and these likely are ‘separate’ cards from the existing Delta products so customers who have or have had those in the past may still be eligible for initial bonuses on these new products once they launch. Hopefully these are new cards that we’ll see soon.

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Leaked Images of New Amazon American Express Cards

Aug 16 2018

Just like they’ve carved out the small business segment in a deal that lets Marriott issue cards with them as well as with Chase, they’ve got a similar play with Amazon cards. American Express is going to be issuing Amazon small business cards and images for these new products have been leaked which tells us the cards should be on the way soon, although we don’t yet have details of their rewards structure or acquisition offers.

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