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Tag: Passing the GUC

Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa Bottom Line Review

Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa: Guide & Review

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Marriott's Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa opened September 1st 2021.  Just 10 days later, Nick and I visited the resort for a brief...
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The GUC stops here: Our incredible adventure

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While I'm writing this post, Nick and I are on the final leg of our whirlwind GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" rhymes with...
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Latest News from Passing the GUC: From the dog house to the delft house...

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Nothing says "welcome home" like the tiny dutch houses they give out on KLM business class flights. With these houses earning Nick 15K points...
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How Nick booked activities – and why he’d hesitate to use Viator again

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Over the past week, Greg and I have had a blast on our Passing the GUC trip and done some awesome activities. I stacked...
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Formula 1 racing experience in Abu Dhabi

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As part of our whirlwind trip to the UAE and beyond, Nick booked us into the Formula YAS 3000 driving experience in Abu Dhabi. ...
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Prince Suite at the Grand Hyatt Dubai: amazing use of Hyatt points

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Greg and I spent the past two nights at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. I booked the Prince Suite, a suite that was available at...
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My experience applying a Ritz Club Upgrade Certificate

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Chase's Ritz-Carlton credit card is one of my favorite ultra-premium cards.  For $450 per year, the card offers an annual free night certificate good...
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How we used our Delta Global Upgrade Certificates to fly business class on Air...

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Last night, Greg and I flew from Washington, D.C. to Paris on Air France in business class and by the time you read this...
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Greg & Nick fly away… The GUC trip begins!

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We are outa here!  This morning, I'm on my way to Washington Dulles Airport to meet up with Nick so that we can begin...
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Searching for Delta Global Upgrade Certificate space on KLM (and Air France)

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At the beginning of the year, Greg announced that he would be Passing the GUC. In short, I persuaded Greg to use his Delta...
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A dream global upgrade trip around the world

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Last month, Greg announced that he is passing the GUC. That is to say that Greg is giving me the use of his Delta...
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Upgrading Air France with Delta Global Upgrade Certificates may be a tough task

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Last month, Greg announced that he is passing the GUC. That is to say that he is giving me use of Delta upgrade certificates...
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Passing the GUC: Greg gives global upgrades to Nick… with a catch

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Alright Nick.  You asked for it and here it is: Two Global Upgrade Certificates (GUCs) just for you.  But there's a catch.  You have...

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