Huge Chinese Conglomerate Selling Its $6.5 Hilton Stake, Maintains Radisson Ownership

CNN is reporting that Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is looking to offload its $6.5B stake in Hilton Worldwide. Back in 2016, HNA purchased a quarter stake in Hilton which turned into three separate investments when Hilton split into separate entities in 2017 – Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Hilton Park Hotels & Resort. HNA’s…

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Survey Reveals Surprising Sex on a Plane Stats – 30% w/ Stranger, 18% w/ Crew, 37% Partner, 747 Bathroom Most Popular Location

Here are some findings from a research project you don’t see every day – mile high stats of 11,179 people surveyed across the globe by matchmaking site Saucy Dates. Unsurprisingly, 78% of survey respondents were interested in joining the club while 17%  said they were not. About 40% of those surveyed who have had sex on…

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Chase’s New IHG Credit Cards Now Available – How They Stack Up

Chase's new IHG credit cards: the Premier and Traveler cards.

Man, this week has been one filled with disappointing card launches. Adam wrote about the Barclays Arrival Premier card yesterday, which carries a $150 annual fee with mediocre benefits and no sign-up bonus. Today, Chase has officially launched two new IHG credit cards: the IHG Premier and the IHG Traveler cards. These two new cards essentially…

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Seattle’s New International Arrivals Facility Running $146M Over Budget & 5 Months Late

The new International Arrivals Facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now estimated to come in at $830M, more than 21% higher than the original estimate of $684M. There’s more bad news too, the latest construction update has the project slated for completion in February 2020, five months behind schedule (so far). The Port of Seattle…

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Miles for Health Insurance? Up to 80K Points for Families & 40K for Individuals

We’ve done a few posts now on the unique mileage earning opportunities provided to Virgin Australia’s Velocity frequent flyer members.  The last one a few weeks ago allowed members to earn 5 miles for every can/bottle recycled. Well, how about earning miles for selecting your health insurance provider? One Australian company, Bupa, has partnered with Virgin…

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JAL Starts Special Dog + Owner Flights – Take Your Best Friend on Vacation, Prevents US Mishaps – Veterinarians & Special Pet Perks Onboard

JAL might have the right idea when it comes to preventing pet mishaps like the ones we’ve seen recently in the US. The airline has started “wan wan” (that’s the Japanese word for the sound a dog makes) flights that allow passengers to take their four-legged best friends on a 3-day package vacation. Included in…

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Barclays Launches New Arrival Premier Card – The Good, Bad, & Hopes for Future Benefits & Transfer Partners

We’ve been talking about this card for some time and today the new Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard has officially gone live.  Okay, let’s start with the benefits as explained via the press release that Barclays sent out this morning: The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard annual fee is $150 and includes the…

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