We learn about the latest Alaska Airlines offer, bank churning rules, United award routing rules, Europe travel, hated Fuel Surcharges, visiting Iran, and micronations.
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Hello from the breakfast area in the Thessaloniki Hyatt. It is my last day in Greece and I leave while the place is going to hell. Dramatic (but not surprising) developments while I was here the past two weeks. It has been a wonderful vacation with my family and I managed to treat my mother to several things I had never had the chance to do before. Son was in charge of all the pictures so maybe one day I will do a trip report. But what awaits me is a vast amount of work to catch up!
This is a catch up type post so excuse if some of these links are somewhat old.
I keep seeing the Alaska Airlines Bank of America credit card offer for 25k miles AND a $100 statement credit. I think it comes and goes. Maybe the link in the post by Mile Nerd still works.
Running With Miles has an excellent post with an overview of banks and their current “churning” rules. I don’t like the trend folks #sadface
Travel Codex decodes United’s Award Routing Rules.
Travel Codex (back to back, it’s like a Jeopardy Double!) tells us How to Travel by Train in Europe.
Please, sit down. Travel Codex is on a roll! Excellent reference post on how to Know the Partner Airlines when Searching for Award Travel to Europe.
Loyalty Lobby informs us of the Hilton HHonors Award Category Changes effective July 8, 2015. In other words, the
beatings devaluations will continue until morale improves economy goes south!
Lazy Traveler goes on a rant about one of the most hideous features present in our hobby: Airline Fuel Surcharges. You have been warned, just say NO!
Fishing4Deals recounts her experience with several banks trying to get annual fees rescinded.
12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airports by Mental Floss. Great article!
Yomadic does it again with another gem “Is Iran The Most Important Destination in Our Lifetime?”
9 of the strangest micronations in the world. In true TBB fashion…WTF!
Winners of the 2015 iPhone Photography Awards. Double wow!
Awe-inspiring images of skies. Mega stunning!
20 FIRST photos from the history of Photography via PetaPixel