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No, they're called "online travel agencies" or...
No, they're called "online travel agencies" or OTAs. (By the way, they're all owned by Expedia.)
AA's A330s are ex-US Airways metal with so-called...
AA's A330s are ex-US Airways metal with so-called "Envoy Suites." These are lie-flat seats with pretty good width and legroom. Like Delta, they're in a 1-2-1 layout, so everybody has aisle...
The redemption requirements for business class...
The redemption requirements for business class between Europe and the contiguous 48 states are the same on both the partners and AA chart. What's missing is the "anytime" award level on the partners...
Your miles are also good on Iberia, with a plane...
Your miles are also good on Iberia, with a plane change in Madrid. (AA flies nonstop from Madrid to DFW.)



Some partners can't be booked online, most can. Iberia was recently added to those...
Definitely WT for the kids and WT+ for the...
Definitely WT for the kids and WT+ for the grownups.

You're better off purchasing the WT+ tickets rather than using miles for them. On mileage tickets (either AA miles or their own) BA adds...
And I assume it's Entebbe Airport (EBB) and not...
And I assume it's Entebbe Airport (EBB) and not the little civil aviation airport in Kampala itself. EBB is located around 20 - 25 miles from Kampala city, and on several passes through it my wife...
For a long time the only hotels in MB/HB/RB were...
For a long time the only hotels in MB/HB/RB were on or east of Sepulveda Blvd., quite some distance from the downtown and beach areas. This has changed - a little - but there still aren't many...
A couple of miles. Taxi or Uber.
A couple of miles. Taxi or Uber.
Leaving from... Miami? Minneapolis? Missoula?
Leaving from... Miami? Minneapolis? Missoula?
Your choices are limited, basically Air France or...
Your choices are limited, basically Air France or Air Tahiti Nui with a connection at LAX, or Hawaiian Airlines with a connection at Honolulu. I'd personally pick Hawaiian, since their coach seats...
Some airlines have "interline" baggage agreements...
Some airlines have "interline" baggage agreements where they will transfer bags. Discount carriers like Norwegian, Southwest and some others do not have these, so if you're going to buy separate...
Where are you flying from/to? You might...
Where are you flying from/to?

You might also look at Alaska's Visa credit card deal in which you get 30,000 or so frequent flyer miles on signup (and Alaska's is one of the best FF programs...
There are two parts to the "Heathrow taxes"...
There are two parts to the "Heathrow taxes" bogeyman.

First is the UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) which is basically a departure tax. As you can surmise, the APD is levied on flights departing...
Bumping this to mention that for example American...
Bumping this to mention that for example American Airlines has a sale (through October) with a 30% mileage bonus. AA requires 57,500 miles for a one-way business class ticket between North America...
Three things... First, if you're cruising in...
Three things...

First, if you're cruising in June, be aware that summer is often the time when business class fares between N. America and Europe are at their cheapest; ironically it's when...
It's out of the downtown core, on the way to...
It's out of the downtown core, on the way to Amazonia at South Lake Union. There's a streetcar stop in front, and a branch of Whole Foods downstairs in case you want to stock some snacks or wine for...
Which hotel? Let us know and we can give...
Which hotel? Let us know and we can give specific directions.
People do it all the time, and in fact there are...
People do it all the time, and in fact there are reports the steward will bring a vase to your cabin.
During the busy summer weeks this year 11...
During the busy summer weeks this year 11 sailings took place from T66 and T91 combined, out of 21 available slots, barely 50% of capacity.
Or just accept a connection in each direction...
Or just accept a connection in each direction rather than just one, fly from JFK to Frankfurt on Singapore Airlines' A380, connect through to BUD and from AMS on one way tickets (both very short...
I'd also do a comparison on a round trip starting...
I'd also do a comparison on a round trip starting and ending in Vancouver. The Seattle sailings travel to the west of Vancouver Island on open ocean (potentially rough) and far from any views, while...
Stansted isn't all that small, and yes, it's...
Stansted isn't all that small, and yes, it's served mainly by low cost carriers. Easyjet doesn't fly from STN to Athens; they fly from Gatwick instead; however their prices are competitive with...
A few more... View from Golden Gardens park,...
A few more...

View from Golden Gardens park, 20 minutes from downtown
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Snoqualmie Falls, 40 minutes from downtown -...
Just to illustrate, here are some things or...
Just to illustrate, here are some things or places that are difficult to see using public transport, easy with a car.

Kerry Park, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle, 10 minutes from downtown - ...
It's okay, quite touristy. You have quite...
It's okay, quite touristy.

You have quite a long time to plot out your days here, use the time to see what appeals to you. You might also want to check out the boards on TripAdvisor -...