Trans-Atlantic Business Roundtrip for $1000 Next Winter

OneWorld (American Airlines, etc.), and you have to start in Dublin.

Story here.

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American AAdvantage Reservations Ahead of the Devaluation

Should you make AAdvantage award reservations now for later travel on American?

Important for Business and First Class, and for travel to southern South America.

Advice here.

Best Smartphone Deal, Hands Down!

I’ve had a smartphone from Republic Wireless for 2 or 3 years. Unlimited minutes/texts/data, no contract. My bills are less than $15 dollars a month.

You have to buy a phone from them directly (or perhaps off eBay), but the price is reasonable.

Consumer Reports recently gave them a Best Buy rating. They run on the Sprint network, but are hinting that they may follow Google’s lead and add connectivity to T-Mobile’s network also.

Check out at RepublicWireless dot com.

Great Time to Get Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

If you acquire 110,000 Rapid Rewards points (Southwest Airlines version of frequent-flyer miles) in a calendar year, SWA will automatically send you a free Companion Pass good for the current and following year. So, if you get a pass now it will be good until Dec. 31, 2017.

A Companion Pass entitles your designated companion to travel with you for just $5.60.

Chase is currently offering 3 different SWA credit cards, and each one has a signup bonus of 50,000 Rapid Rewards points.