The Best of This Week in Budget Travel

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Information Overload!

So many good travel blogs, so little time!  Few people have the time (or obsession) to read as many blogs as I do, so I will now start helping you index what you need to be reading.  I read about 20 blogs per day, with some of those making 3-5 postings per day, as well as actively monitor about 5 discussion forums (FlyerTalk, MilePoint, SlickDeals, FatWallet, etc. etc. etc.).  Not everyone has the interest to make that sort of time commitment.  A lot of what I read is just filler material, some of it is interesting (but not useful), some of it is incredibly useful.  Every once in a while, you run across a post that is a real winner, but you’ll never find it unless you read often and read a lot.  I’m going to try and help you sort through this complex world of frequent flyer news and provide you with what I think the most pertinent and relevant information there is for This Week in Budget Travel.
Air Canada Aeroplan Mileage Program Fuel Surcharge Update
-Lists which Airlines charge fuel surcharges for using Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  This is relevant to those of you with AMEX Membership Rewards points or Bank of America WorldPoints, since both of those can be transferred to Air Canada Aeroplan miles.
If You Were Considering Getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Don’t Wait
-The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is THE BEST card out there right now.  The 50,000 point sign up bonus won’t last forever as this post suggests.
40 European cities by price: European Backpacker Index for 2012
-One of my favorite blogs.  Lists costs of traveling in European cities, from the cheapest to most expensive!  Definitely read this!
http://www.priceoftravel.com/1979/european-backpacker-index/
 Good Continental Airlines Three Day Sale to Europe (others matching)
-The low fares to Ireland are back!  We’re talking like $412, not as cheap as the fare I wrote about last fall, but still good!
http://boardingarea.com/blogs/mommypoints/2012/01/09/good-continental-airlines-three-day-sale-to-europe-others-matching/
Rooms Now Bookable for Chicago Seminars
-I’ve gone to a few of these seminars and learned a lot from fellow frequent flyers.  Even if you are already an expert, these seminars are great for networking.  Try to go if you can!
http://thepointsguy.com/2012/01/rooms-now-bookable-for-chicago-seminars/
So there you have it, that is what I find worth reading this week.  I’ll continue to read all the blogs and try to sort through it all for you and bring you the best.
-Jason of TWiBT

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