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😬 Talk about a long flight… A recent British Airways flight from London to Houston had to turn around after reaching Canadian airspace, turning into a 9-hour flight from London to… London…

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😬 Talk about a long flight… A recent British Airways flight from London to Houston had to turn around after reaching Canadian airspace, turning into a 9-hour flight from London to… London…

Good morning and welcome back to Daily Drop! Today is a classic newsletter with a tasty hotel deal, a tasty airline deal, and a good old-fashioned meme.

Here’s what we’ve got:

🏨 15% discount at Hyatts around the world

Hyatt is calling upon everyone to “Be More Jet-Setter” with its new Asia-Pacific sale. 

We’ve personally bought in.

Here’s the deal: Save up to 15% off stays at select Hyatt hotels in Asia Pacific, and World of Hyatt members save even more, so you should go ahead and join…it’s free!

This sale is pretty straightforward, so here are the deets: 

We’re seeing deals in Thailand, Australia, India, South Korea, Malaysia, and so on.

So yeah…not too shabby.

Here are a few that stood out:

You could stay in a King Room with a view at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu in Malaysia, starting at $73/night 👇

Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Or, you could stay at the Grand Hyatt Bali in a King Room for just $135/night.

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but South Korea seems to be all the buzz these days, which is no surprise…

…because it’s awesome and amazing and wonderful.

What if I told you that you could stay at the Grand Hyatt Jeju for just $176/night? 👇

Ok yeah, sign me up.

Don’t miss out on this chance to explore Asia-Pacific at discounted rates.

Since we’re only seeing cash bookings for this sale, don’t forget to add your member number at check-out to earn extra points!

These are some really sweet prices for some really sweet hotels!

✈️ Buy Avianca miles with a 155% bonus

Earlier this week, I told you about a solid transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles.

But if you’re not super excited about a 15% bonus (or you’d rather save your precious points), there’s another way to rack up some LifeMiles.

Avianca has just launched yet another crazy promo where you can buy Avianca LifeMiles with up to a 155% bonus.

Buy Lifemiles with a 155% bonus

Yes, you read that correctly...

Here is the structure for bonuses:

  • Buy 1,000 - 35,000 miles and get a 135% bonus

  • Buy 36,000 - 49,0000 miles and get a 145% bonus

  • Buy 50,000 - 200,000 miles and get a 155% bonus

Even a 135% bonus is pretty amazing, but you'll need to buy at least 50,000 miles if you want to unlock the full 155%.

But what are these miles worth and what can you do with them?

Here's a quick example:

Buy 130,000 LifeMiles for $1,683

Unlocking the lowest 155% bonus would cost you about $1,683 and would yield 130,050 miles.

With that many miles, you could book any of the following flights:

  • New York to London on United

  • Philadelphia to Johannesburg on Lufthansa

  • Los Angeles to Tokyo on Singapore Airlines

  • Chicago to Rio de Janeiro on Copa

In fact, all of these flights together only cost 130,000 miles. Just look:

EWR-London on United for 20,000 LifeMiles
PHL-JNB on Lufthansa for 40,000 LifeMiles
LAX-NRT on Singapore for 40,000 LifeMiles
ORD-GIG on Copa Airlines for 30,000 Lifemiles

Since Avianca is a member of Star Alliance, you can use Avianca LifeMiles to book flights on dozens of different airlines.

Booking all of those flights I just mentioned would run you thousands of dollars... If you travel a lot and could put these miles to use, it's not a bad deal at all to shell out 1,700 bucks.

If you want to really maximize this deal, you can use 90,000 of those miles to book a flight from San Francisco to Singapore on ANA...

... in BUSINESS class. 😎

ANA Business class to Japan for 90,000 LifeMiles

That's right; you could book one of the best business-class seats in the sky and still have 40,000 miles left over. 

For reference, that flight costs thousands of dollars when paying cash...

So, if you’re willing to pay a little cash for a flight or set of flights worth FAR more than what you pay, this could be a great way to maximize your hard-earned dollar billz.

🤣 Meme

Listen…it’s not just United but if you’ve ever been there…I’m sorry. 😭

Insurance… that super boring, lack-luster thing that no one likes to talk about… but should actually (really) be talked about more often 👀

Navy blue background with a world map and white text that says "Answering your Insurance Qs"

Whether it’s a medical emergency while abroad or general trip-related insurance, having a credit card that offers these protections could be monumental if ever needed.

In this week’s podcast, Mike and Megan sit down to chat about all of these things, and Mike even shares his own recent, personal experience with using insurance to cover his surgery while abroad (among other things, and thousands of dollars saved).

Feel free to listen along, or go watch it on YouTube!

That's gonna finish off the week, folks! Next time you hear from me, I’ll be continent-hopping yet again, and I’ll have some fun tips for you, as always. 😊

For now, take care and have a GREAT weekend.


Mike Dodge
Head Writer, Daily Drop

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