Immediately after retrieving our checked bag from our flight, we headed across the street to the small car rental area at Hilo International Airport. This time around, I rented from Alamo Rent a Car Hilo via Costco Travel. … [Read more...] about Review: Alamo Rent A Car Hilo
If, like me, you're a little disappointed by the Q4 2022 Chase Freedom Bonus categories, fear not. There's also a HUGE Rapid Rewards credit card spending bonus available for the same quarter, including at Amazon.com. … [Read more...] about HUGE Rapid Rewards Credit Card Spending Bonus!
I've got to be honest with you guys; I kind of forgot that Virgin Atlantic wasn't already part of an airline alliance. So, you can imagine my surprise when the announcement was made that Virgin Atlantic is joining SkyTeam! … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic is Joining SkyTeam – Good or Bad?
In what is a significant relief for me, as I'm sure it is for others, Alaska pilots reached a tentative agreement with the airline after a long and contentious round of negotiations. Now all that's left is for union members to vote to ratify the contract, which they are largely expected to do. … [Read more...] about Alaska Pilots Reached a Tentative Agreement
There have been rumors circulating for months about new plastics coming to Marriott Bonvoy. Well, they're finally here, and the new Marriott credit cards are blah. But that's not all. Some of the existing cards saw a revamp too, and not necessarily for the better. … [Read more...] about The New Marriott Credit Cards Are Blah
I know one of the biggest questions in travel lately has been when will Japan reopen? Now we have an answer! Japan is reopening on October 11, 2022, and I'm willing to bet things will get a little crazy. … [Read more...] about Japan is Reopening on October 11
Recently, Southwest Airlines ran a fast and furious promotion to earn a temporary Companion Pass for booking a roundtrip flight. Now, they're back with another - Southwest award flights count toward status. By the way, this applies retroactively too! … [Read more...] about Southwest Award Flights Count Toward Status Thru 11/30
Data breaches are one of the major scourges of the modern world. Worse, when these breaches happen, they're often out of our control. Case in point, American Air falls victim to a phishing attack, putting customer and employee data in criminal hands. … [Read more...] about American Air Falls Victim to a Phishing Attack
In an eye-opening headline, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently proclaimed that tourists are willing to pay more for local food. That is, they're willing to pay more for locally-sourced products. While I can see that in certain circumstances, I remain highly skeptical of this claim. … [Read more...] about Tourists Are Willing to Pay More for Local Food?
I recently flew Alaska for a quick trip to the PNW. I'll get around to reviewing that trip once I finish my Big Island 2022 trip review, but for now, I want to show you guys what Alaska Air 2022 food for purchase looks like. I've got to say, I'm a bit disappointed. … [Read more...] about Alaska Air 2022 Food For Purchase