The Unaccompanied Flyer

Max Prosperi is a business major based out of the Midwest. A college student stuck with the task of receiving an education, he still makes time to fly throughout the world. He’s learned how to maximize earning points and miles and travel cheaply even in premium cabins.

Earn 5x Points with Marriott Homes and Villas Vacation Rentals, Ends June 26th

For a limited time, Marriott Bonvoy members will earn 5x points on all stays of 5 or more nights when they book through Marriott Homes and Villas. 5x points are earned on the base rate of 5x points per dollar meaning you can earn 10x points on each eligible stay. Plus, stays only have to be completed before March 31, 2025. Here are the details of this promotion.

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What Is Marriott Homes and Villas, Marriott’s Vacation Rental Program?

Marriott Homes and Villas is Marriott’s vacation rental platform designed to be a more premium alternative to Airbnb or VRBO. Launched in 2019, the platform now features over 140,000 listings worldwide, catering to a variety of preferences and budgets. Marriott Bonvoy members can even earn and redeem points when booking these vacation rentals. Here is everything there is to know about the Homes & Villas platform.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide for Frequent Flyers and Traveling Dads in 2024

Father’s Day is just around the corner, with June 16th quickly approaching. While you could opt for the standard card and gift card combo, why not choose something that matches your dad’s lifestyle? For the dads who are always on the go, travel-related gifts can be both practical and thoughtful. Here’s a selection of some of the top travel gifts for Father’s Day.

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting an Electric Car

Electric vehicles are rapidly becoming a common sight on roads worldwide. Whether or not you are pro or anti-EV, they are here to stay. Rental car companies recognize this and continue to add EVs to their fleets. Renting an electric car can be an exciting and comfortable way to travel, offering a smooth, quiet ride and the potential to save money on fuel costs. However, there are a few things to know about renting an electric car. Here’s what you need to know about renting an EV.

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A Detailed Look at the CRJ-550, Delta’s New Regional Jet

Explore how the Bombardier CRJ-550, a reconfigured version of the CRJ-700, is transforming regional air travel. This premium regional jet, introduced to comply with airline scope clauses, offers a spacious cabin with more first-class and economy plus seats, modern amenities, and fewer seating constraints. As SkyWest prepares to operate the CRJ-550 for Delta Connection, discover what passengers can expect from this enhanced regional flying experience.

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The Ultimate Guide to the American Airlines A321T (2024 Update)

American Airlines operates a uniquely configured Airbus A321. The Airbus A321T, T for Transcon, is American Airlines’ premium Airbus narrowbody designed for the airline’s transcontinental flights between cities like Los Angeles and New York. While it has been almost 8 years since the aircraft was first introduced, it is still quite popular with aviation geeks and frequent flyers. Here is everything there is to know about the American Airlines Airbus A321T.

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3 Days Left to Earn 50,000 Bonus Points with Marriott Homes & Villas

Marriott is widely associated with its massive portfolio of hotels and resorts spanning the globe. The hotel chain also offers its own portfolio of vacation rentals. Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy offers travelers properties ranging from beachfront villas to mountain chalets. For a limited time, Bonvoy members can earn 50,000 bonus points after qualifying spend on Homes & Villas Bookings. Here’s what you need to know.

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My Hotel’s Water Tested Positive for Legionnaires’ Disease

On a recent trip, I was stuck with a long layover at Newark International Airport. My flight to Newark arrived a little before 10:00 AM with my outbound to Europe not scheduled to depart until around 6:00 PM. While en route to Newark, I opened the Marriott mobile app to see if there were any cheap award redemptions available for the day. To my surprise, there were multiple properties available for less than 20,000 points a night. My goal was to book the Marriott property with the best guest reviews and the most competitive award rate. This turned out to be the Renaissance Newark Airport.It wasn’t until a few minutes after booking that things started to take a turn for the worse. The Renaissance Newark Airport hotel’s water supply tested positive for the bacteria known to cause Legionnaires’ Disease.

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Mexico’s MAYAir from Cozumel to Cancun on a Dornier 228

MAYAir, a small regional carrier operating in the Riveria Maya region of Mexico, once operated multiple flights a day between Cozumel and Cancun. This allowed visitors easy access to the hundreds of daily flights operating to and from Cancun. I had the opportunity to catch one of these air taxi flights. Here’s what it’s like to travel aboard a MAYAir Dornier 228.

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