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jetblue mint class review

After recently flying American Airlines transcontinental first class; I was really excited to try out JetBlue Mint Class on the same route. I wanted to know how a premium product on JetBlue - a low cost carrier - will compare. I've read and heard many good things about it, so I had high expectations. And certainly my expectations were met…

hyatt regency maui resort

After a few days in Honolulu, I was excited to be in Maui and stay in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. I booked this hotel shortly after my wife earned her 2 free nights from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card. Originally, I was hoping to stay at the Andaz Maui Resort as it looks a lot more modern but there…

waikiki beach marriott resort & spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a category 8 Marriott hotel. A free award night would cost 40,000 points, while the paid rate at the time I was booking was $209/night. Marriott is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. However, 120,000 points for three nights is a very expensive redemption rate. Therefore, I decided to pay for…

cathay pacific business class

This is the second leg of my trip on Cathay Pacific business class from Bangkok to New York which I booked several months in advance for only 55,000 American AAdvantage miles; 50,000 of which I earned from the sign-up bonus on my Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® card.  Unfortunately, this price changed starting March 22nd after AAdvantage miles devaluation. I did a Cathay Pacific Business…

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