Travel Summary – 7/22/13

Travel Summary


  • The Points Guy explains why Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) with credit cards are bad!
  • One Mile at a Time notes you can now get to the Maldives on Cathay Pacific!
  • Just Another Points Traveler explains why the Maldives might not actually be your dream destination!
  • Loyalty Lobby reminds us of the easiest way to get Star Alliance Gold status!


  1. The Maldives trip report is flawed for two reasons:
    1. The author travelled with a non-romantic partner. The Maldives caters to couples, not just two friends.
    2. The Maldives will cease to exist in 20-40 years at the current rate of rising sea levels. I believe the highest point if the islands is less than 3 meters.

    • I don’t think #1 makes it flawed. I think that’s good info that may not be obvious to all people (it certainly wasn’t to her, and she’s a blogger). She made that one of the 10 points to know.

      Can’t argue with #2 though, except to say that there will always be amazing beach destinations.

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