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Elephant Jumps Thai is Cooking at a Whole Different Level, You Should Go Now

Friday night my boss emailed me, “You must go and get his sour bamboo shoot curry, and the fermented fish curry, possibly the best dishes yet…! (not available every day, … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

Second Citi Executive AAdvantage Card Sign-Up Bonus

For nearly three months now, Citi has been offering a 100,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard. The card does have a $450 annual fee, but between … Link to entire article »

Filed under: Citi, Credit Cards, One Mile at a Time

Who Does the Overhead Space Belong To?

Yesterday I wrote Tips to Avoid Gate Checking Your bag. Some of those tips were controversial. This, especially, drew fire: Once on the plane, take any space you can find don’t wait until … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

What is the Best Frequent Flyer Program for Transcontinental Travel?

Major airlines battle each other for customers on the US’s most popular transcontinental routes. With this in mind, TPG reader Marco tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy: What’s the best frequent flyer program for … Link to entire article »

Filed under: American Airlines, Delta, The Points Guy, United Airlines

Free and Instant Starwood Status

Starwood Preferred Guest’s top status level is Platinum. You can earn Platinum status with 25 stays, with 50 nights, or with $100,000 in meeting spend in a year. The folks … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

What Is the Best Credit Card for a First Time Applicant?

TPG reader Kashif tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy I’m turning 18 this week and I’m thinking of signing up for a credit card that I could pay off. What’s your suggestion for … Link to entire article »

Filed under: Chase, Citi, Credit Cards, The Points Guy

A Reminder on Passport and Visa Requirements for International Travel

TPG reader Adam wants to make sure I – and you all, as well – know something important about passports: “@thepointsguy: Are you aware that if your passport is set to expire … Link to entire article »

Filed under: The Points Guy