Alaska Buys 10 New 737-900ERs, and You Can Fly One!


Yesterday Alaska Airlines announced it had expanded its orders with Boeing to include an additional 10 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft as it continues to retire its fleet of aging 737-400 planes. The new 900ER can hold 25% more passengers and will be equipped with in-seat power outlets and even larger overhead bins that can hold up to six standard carryon bags. The new aircraft also have a much greater … [Read more...]

Who Won Three Nights at Andaz Maui?

Congratulations are due to Mark, who won three free nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea. Readers were invited to enter by sharing their email address (for winner notification purposes only) and earn bonus entries by following @AndazMaui on Twitter or sharing the contest with their friends. Over 1,000 people entered, not including bonus entries. Mark has already accepted the prize, so there will … [Read more...]

Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea


Gary Leff and I agree that the Andaz Maui at Wailea is the best hotel on Maui. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it may be my new favorite hotel anywhere. I just got back earlier this month after redeeming a Hyatt points + cash award (12,500 points and $150 per night), which I upgraded using a Diamond suite upgrade. Amazing value. Read to the bottom to learn how you could win three … [Read more...]

Who Won a $200 Visa Gift Card from LoungeBuddy?

Random gift card winner

I'm always glad to see a healthy response to a giveaway! There were 247 comments (admittedly, a few were from LoungeBuddy responding to readers' questions) entered into the drawing for a $200 Visa gift card linked to LoungeBuddy and Cathay Pacific's contest to win two premium economy tickets to Hong Kong, a VIP tour of the Hong Kong airport lounges, and free elite status in the Marco Polo Club. … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Earn $200 Visa Gift Card

chinese style sailboat in Hong Kong

In case you missed it, I'm promoting a giveaway from Cathay Pacific and LoungeBuddy. They're offering one lucky winner two premium economy tickets from any North American gateway to Hong Kong, a VIP tour of the Hong Kong airport lounges, and free Marco Polo Club Silver elite status. All you have to do is download the LoungeBuddy mobile app (now available for Android as well as the original iOS) … [Read more...]

PGA Grand Slam Sweepstakes from National Car Rental

National PGA sweepstakes

National Car Rental is an official sponsor of the Professional Golfer's Association Grand Slam tournament in Bermuda and is running a sweepstakes that includes a free trip to the event. You can enter every day through August 15 on their Facebook page. One winner will receive a VIP package that includes: Four Champions Club tickets to the event at Port Royal Golf Course Roundtrip … [Read more...]

Win Free Admission to FTU Seattle

Amol has been asked to speak at Frequent Traveler University in Seattle and no longer needs his ticket, so it's up for grabs to a lucky reader who can make it to the event. It will be held April 25-27 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. To enter the giveaway, please leave one comment below. I'll select the winner tonight (Tuesday, April 15) at 9 PM Pacific Time and contact you by tomorrow. Please … [Read more...]