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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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This week marked the end of the Top Travel Hacking tool March Mayhem event

The final game matched #1 seed Award Wallet vs. #2 seed Autoslash

Who ended up the champion and winner of the “prestigious” award of Top Travel Hacking tool?


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Cathay Pacific actualy has FIVE different business class lounges in the Hong Kong airport

Because I love you guys, at my recent stop in Hong Kong, I visited all of them except The Pier (which was closed)

So which business class lounge in Hong Kong airport is the best?


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After our first class flight from Chicago to Tokyo on Japan Airlines, we took a business class flight Japan Airlines Business Class – Tokyo to Hong Kong

After a disappointing flight on JAL business class, we flew from Hong Kong to Singapore on Cathay Pacific business class

Here is our Cathay Pacific Business class flight review


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SPG has a history of fairly lucrative online games and promotions.  Right now there is a targeted promotion called SPG Member Exclusive

Some people aren’t targeted at all, some got 7500 points after stays, but I got one good for 2 FREE NIGHTS

And I’m having trouble resisting the lure of the “free” night… 


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So this week I had one of those nice “round number” birthdays.

I thought it was a good time to look back and reflect on 40 years of traveling.

 


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One of the most contentious discussions about flying on planes deals with children, and especially crying or otherwise being disruptive

This week’s topic is similar – should children be allowed to sit in business or first class?

Personally, I think there’s no way a ban could or ever should work, but I sympathize with people in business class “trapped” with a screaming child.


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Yes, I know the title is a little click-baity

But it’s not my fault!

And actually, there were a few of the 10 “shocking” secrets of flight attendants that I did not know – especially the one regarding why flight attendants hate Diet Coke


 

Other news of the week

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If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: Which airport code letter is harder to get? QRO? VPS? WAW? XNA? ZRH?

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