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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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I’ve been planning a round the world trip for awhile now.

My first try to book the ticket in business class didn’t go too well, but eventually I was able to get the flights ticketed.

Now that some first class space opened up, it was time to book those first class tickets!  My out of pocket cost to upgrade?  Only 80 cents!



Big question of the week – “can you have TOO MUCH first class flying?”



The IHG Point Breaks list came out this week!  I keep a resource page of the most up to date IHG Point Breaks map and list.

Point Breaks are probably the best hotel deal out there – you can get any of those hotels for only 5000 points a night!  Some hotels are even offering SUITES and other premium rooms for 5000 points / night

In other IHG news, they also announced that 400 of their hotels are changing categories – including the introduction of 2 new categories up to 60,000 points / night


The travel hacking community was all up in arms this week about the concept of “structuring” and whether or not manufactured spending fell into that definition of illegal activity

So… here’s 2 different ways to get arrested while travel hacking

It shouldn’t need to be said, but “don’t do something just because some guy (or gal) on the Internet told you to do it”

Other news of the week


If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: Booking a RTW ticket, Amex giving me a heart attack and my 94 envelopes

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