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Review: Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel Deluxe King Room

March 15th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel Deluxe King Room Introduction Brad and I are leaving for Maui next week, and as such, this week has been dragging, so we decided very last minute to use one of our 2018 Fairmont President's Club certificates for a free-night stay at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel! I had to call the Fairmont President's Club number [...]

Is It Good Value Transferring American Express Membership Rewards To SPG?

March 14th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, Hotel Loyalty Programs, News, Reward Programs|

Transferring American Express Membership Rewards To Starwood American Express is my favourite credit card issuer in Canada. Not only do they offer great cards for everyday spend, they are generally the leader when it comes to welcome bonuses. Right now they are offering a card with the highest available sign-up bonus in Canada, and another with the highest sign-up bonus [...]

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Executive Junior Suite

March 13th, 2018|Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Executive Junior Suite Introduction Brad and I were attending a function at the Vancouver Art Gallery with friends from his undergrad, so rather than worrying about taxiing home to the suburbs (can be seriously tough from Vancouver without Uber) we decided to book the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Executive Junior Suite. American Express travel (just a [...]

Program Sweet Spot: Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Packages

March 12th, 2018|Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Marriott, News, Reward Programs|

Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Packages Before Marriott acquired Starwood hotels, I didn't have much interest in the Marriott Rewards program mainly due to the lack of earning opportunities in Canada. However, since the merger, Starwood has allowed points transfers between the two programs, with SPG points transferring to Marriott at a generous 1:3 ratio. This opened my eyes to [...]

Review: Air China First Class, Beijing to Los Angeles

March 9th, 2018|Air China, Airlines, Trip Reports|

Air China First Class Introduction Not too many people in the frequent flyer community intentionally look for Air China first class space when planning award travel, yet that's exactly what I set out to do when planning my trip to Beijing. Air China is kind of the black sheep of the Star Alliance family, but award availability is generally good [...]

JW Marriott Beijing Executive Level Room Review

March 8th, 2018|Hotels, JW Marriott, Trip Reports|

JW Marriott Beijing Executive Level Room Introduction When planning my first class trip to Beijing I had originally considered staying in one of the many luxury hotels available through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts. Luxury hotels in Asia are so much cheaper than North America and Europe, and having stayed at the Fairmont Peace Hotel and Four Seasons Pudong [...]

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