Virgin America Mileage Run

Virgin America Mileage Run Up until recently, Virgin America allowed for VERY creative routing for travel between Portland, OR (PDX) and Los Angeles (LAX).  Depending on the dates, you could fly from PDX-LAX with stops in San Francisco, Florida, New York, Boston, and/or DC for under $100.  Virgin America has changed the routing ability; it… Read More »

Virgin Hotels “Chamber Games” Contest: a scam?

What is it with me and hotels in Chicago?  Back in September Virgin Hotels ran a contest called “Chamber Games” where you had to watch a webcam and then tweet when you saw the video that corresponded with a clue given out on Twitter. I was notified on September 28 that I had won one… Read More »

Singapore Airlines The Private Room

Singapore Airlines has a nice network of their KrisFlyer lounges around the world like the one I visited in Sydney.  When departing from Singapore flying in Singapore Airlines First Class or Suites Class, you have access to exclusive Singapore Airlines The Private Room located in Terminal 3. The luxury experience starts at check in.  There is… Read More »

Grand Hyatt Singapore Review

Grand Hyatt Singapore After spending New Years Eve at the InterContinental, it was time to move to the Grand Hyatt Singapore.  A Category 5 property, I booked my stay on Points + Cash.  I wanted to use a Diamond Suite Upgrade but it was not available. Location: The Grand Hyatt Singapore is located just off of the shopping area… Read More »

W Lakeshore Chicago Billing Issues

The W Lakeshore Chicago recently had a great sale on rooms starting at $67 per night.  I read reviews and it sounded like a decent hotel; not the best but not bad.  I decided I would book two weekends in February, one for my birthday and one for Presidents Day.  The rooms were a bit more… Read More »

InterContinental Singapore

My first night in Singapore turned out to be New Years Eve.  I already had two nights reserved at the Grand Hyatt but had some IHG points I wanted to use up.  The InterContinental Singapore had award nights available.  It is located a few blocks from Marina Bay where the fireworks are displayed, so decided to book… Read More »