Category Archives: Trip Reports

How Right (or Wrong) were my 2021 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions?

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  A year ago, I wrote My Rock Solid 2021 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions.  It is now time to review my 2021 predictions and see how right (or wrong) I was.  My original predictions are in black, I will comment in green if my prediction was right, and comment in red if my prediction was wrong.  Let’s see how I did…

My 2021 Airline Predictions (1 for 3)

  • Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines will make their “convert travel funds to airline miles” feature a permanent feature on their site.  Wrong – sadly this was a temporary feature that each airline introduced in 2020 but they did not make this a permanent feature in 2021.
  • American Airlines will finally become a Citi ThankYou Points airline transfer partner.  Right – but only for a few months.  I hope American Airlines comes back as a Citi ThankYou Point airline transfer partner in 2022.
  • Delta Airlines or United Airlines will introduce a “Cash and Miles” payment option for award tickets (pay 10,000 miles or pay 8,000 miles + $40).  Wrong – neither Delta nor United introduced a “Cash and Miles” payment option.

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Buy a $69 Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Online Annual Membership & Attend All 2022 Virtual Seminars for Free

Updated at 3:40pm PT on 12/28/21: Just realized that I forgot to include links to the first 2 Virtual Seminars of 2022 (January 22 and April 9).


Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a great holiday season and looking forward to 2022.  I have been a long time fan and attendee at Frequent Traveler University (FTU) and got a ton of value this year from my FTU online annual membership.  My 2021 membership just ended, so it is time to buy my 2022 membership.  If you sign up for an FTU online annual membership by December 31, 2021, and use promo code 60_OFF_FTU_ONLINE, you can get your membership for $69 for the whole year (regular price is $129).

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Last Day to Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, December 4 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  If you have no plans tomorrow (Saturday, December 4), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, December 4 at 8am PT / 11am ET.  I have attended all of the FTU Virtual Seminars over the last year and they are always well done, educational, and entertaining – and I am sure this seminar will be no exception!  Here is the schedule and lineup of speakers:

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Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, December 4 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  If you have no plans this Saturday (December 4), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available for $25) or free if you have the FTU Online Annual Membership.  The seminar starts on Saturday, December 4 at 8am PT / 11am ET.  I have attended all of the FTU Virtual Seminars over the last year and they are always well done, educational, and entertaining – and I am sure this seminar will be no exception!  Here is the schedule and lineup of speakers:

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ExpressVPN Black Friday Deal: Get 3 Extra Months Free with 12 Month Plan

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  Black Friday is right around the corner and ExpressVPN wants to get the party started early.  ExpressVPN normally offers a 1 month free trial when you become a member, but during this promotion, you can get 3 extra months free when you purchase a 12 month planI have been using ExpressVPN since November 2016 and I love their desktop, laptop, and mobile app.  With data breaches occurring on a weekly basis, I think it is very important that we do our best to protect ourselves when we are online, whether that is at home or on the road.

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