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I’m sitting at the Airspace lounge in Cleveland, enjoying a free drink and getting some work done before my flight. It’s one of the reason I keep my AMEX Business Platinum card open. I used Pre-Check, which is free with the card to get through security in 2 minutes. I’ll stop by Bar Symon on my way to my gate where I’ll pickup $28 of free snacks from the Priority Pass membership that comes with the card. I have 3 checked bags, so I used the airline fee credit from the card to get the 3rd bag for free. I’ll have free WiFi onboard thanks to the 10 free GoGo passes that the Business Platinum card includes. Plus I’ll have Centurion lounge access in Miami and in Buenos Aires along the way. A card like Chase Sapphire Reserve has a lower effective annual fee and includes a $300 airline fee credit as well as Priority Pass access and Pre-Check membership.
During my connection in Miami I’ll be checking out the Kosher Food & Wine event, so come over and say hello if you see me.
I’ll be in Buenos Aires at the Park Hyatt (a bargain at 20K Chase or Hyatt points) for Shabbos before flying down to Ushuaia on Sunday.
In Ushuaia I’ll meet up with over 50 kosher observant passengers who are joining me on the first ever kosher catered cruise to Antarctica. You can read my original post about the cruise here.
Our group will consist of Jews with a diverse range of backgrounds from their 20s to their 70s. All are looking forward to completing the ultimate bucket list item of stepping foot, and perhaps even camping out, in Antarctica.
We’ll board our cruise to Antarctica on Monday and will have to sail through the infamous Drake Passage to reach Antarctica.
I hope to be able to share pictures on Instagram, so be sure follow @DansDeals there to see all of the latest updates.
My brother JJ will keep posting great bargains while I’m traveling, though I’ll try to share some posts as well.
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