Weekly Summary: Visualizing The Value Of Airline Miles, Find More $ With TopClassActions.com, 2014 World’s Best Hotel, And More!

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In case you missed it, here’s a round-up of the top posts from the past week. Keep up-to-date on all the latest updates by adding me on Twitter and Facebook, and feel free to drop me an email anytime!
a graph of a cost of flight ticket

One of the most hotly debated topics in our points and miles world is the value of airline miles. Here’s my attempt at visualizing the value of airline miles, and in particular, testing what the target or desired redemption values are for Economy, Business, and First Class bookings.

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This Dutch man may be one of the luckiest people on Earth – he re-scheduled reservations on both of the doomed Malaysian Airlines flights, MH17 and MH370

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People enjoyed my post on using MissingMoney.com to track down unclaimed money. Here’s an encore, which details how to use TopClassCctions.com to find even more money. In most cases, you can even submit a claim without proof of purchase.

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My wife and I recently celebrated out 1-year wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway to Napa Valley, CA. Here is Part I and Part II of my review on Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort. In short, it’s one of the best hotels we’ve stayed at in the world, and probably the best we have stayed at in the US. You can also join the thread of my review over on Flyertalk, where it seems that the sign at the pool is generating some buzz.

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And lastly, Travel and Leisure Magazine released its annual list of “Best in the World”, which includes categories such as best city, island, airport, cruise, line, spa, and hotel. This year’s winner for “Best Hotel In The World” is the The Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. Of note, only one of the major chains made it on the top 50, which was Starwood at #16 with the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico. Of the luxury chains, it looks like Four Seasons was the big winner with 10 entries, with Peninsula Hotels a distant second place with 3 entries, and Mandarin Oriental coming in with just 2 entries.

That’s it for today, hope you’re having a great weekend!

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