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I hope that you’ve enjoyed the past week of travel information – here’s a recap of what you may have missed from Points With a Crew over the past week or so

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While free travel is always nice, I've got a BIG problem with free hotel stays

Don’t get me wrong – I love using miles and points to get free travel

But there’s something different about using “free” night hotel certificates

Which makes me wonder – why do people think free hotel nights are a good idea?


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It’s been a long journey since my business class flight on Aer Lingus was canceled back in September

But now, after months of following up, they are finally sending me 2 checks totaling $1306!

Now if we can only get British Airways to cooperate on their side (they are giving me the runaround!)


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One problem with booking hotel nights on points is that it often books you into the lowest possible room

Without elite status, there’s not much hope of getting any kind of upgrade

I tried reaching out to the hotel directly, and I was able to upgrade my hotel room for only $10!


Other news of the week

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If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: The 3 things about hotels that drive me crazy

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