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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 7 days

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I knew it might be controversial, but I decided to announce that in case of an emergency, Sorry, I’m TAKING my bags with me

I did get lots of angry comments (worth the read!), but there were some other good points made in a calm manner that I hadn’t thought about before

Look for a followup post next week with some further discussion about it



SPG has a new promotion called SPG Open the World

You can play twice per account per day, and I actually WON (only 1000 Starpoints)

The grand prize is 250,000 Starpoints – so what would YOU do with 250,000 Starpoints?


aer-lingus-business-class-seatsWe were finally heading to Europe… sitting in our fancy Aer Lingus Business Class seats (pictured left)

Sipping our pre-departure drink….

Then….. “Ladies and Gentleman, I’m sorry but this flight has been CANCELED!”


Here are the rest of this week’s stories:

Family Travel


Miles, Points and Credit cards

  • Signing up for a credit card can be a lucrative way to get lots of airline miles and points.  But when you cancel your card you have to be careful – here’s how not to lose your miles and points.

News and Notes

If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: How to kill a deal FAST, rethinking my IHG Accelerate offers and Avianca’s crazy US geography

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