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The Points Guy

  • newStaying on Budget in Orlando — Reader Success Story
    One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the p…
    - 49 mins ago May 25, 2017, 10:59am -
  • newLandslide Cripples Portion of California’s Pacific Coast Highway
    A massive landslide buried a section California’s Pacific Coast Highway under millions of tons of debris last Saturday, shutting down a quarter mile of the iconic route. The damage to the highway itself is not yet known; California Department of…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:34pm -
  • newAirlines Release Travel Waivers Ahead of … Rain Showers?
    Nearly half an inch of rain is forecast for the New York City area tomorrow. So, you know what that means: airline weather waivers! Our near-weekly NYC airport weather waivers are back again for flights Thursday, May 25. So far only American Airline…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:19pm -
  • newJoin TPG at the Pride Parade in Washington DC
    If you’ve ever attended a Pride Parade, you know how electrifying they can be: the crowd, the cause, the cacophony. I’ve attended festivals all over the world — from New York to Madrid — and this year you can join us in Washington, D.C.…
    - 16 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:13pm -
  • newTSA May Roll out New Screening Procedures Later This Year
    The airport security screening process could soon get a lot more tedious — and intrusive. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Transportation Security Administration plans to change up the way we put our bags through the X-ray machine at sec…
    - 16 hours ago May 24, 2017, 7:21pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US to Norway From $292 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates…
    - 17 hours ago May 24, 2017, 6:44pm -
  • newDelta Rolls Out A La Carte Upgrade Pricing, Fixes Comfort+ Upgrade Issue
    One major gripe with Delta‘s complimentary upgrade system was that once Medallion members received an upgrade to a Comfort+ seat, they couldn’t select a seat or choose to downgrade back to regular economy if they landed in a middle seat in Comfo…
    - 17 hours ago May 24, 2017, 6:29pm -
  • newUber Admits to Overcharging for Rides Using Up-Front Pricing
    Uber has been beset by scandals so far this year — from not shutting down during a taxi strike in New York City to a Department of Justice criminal investigation into the company’s authority-evading Greyball tool. Now, in a stunning admission,…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 5:01pm -
  • newLast Chance to Earn 100k Points With the Hilton Surpass Amex
    Back in March, two Hilton co-branded cards launched elevated sign-up bonuses, and while these limited-time offers have had a good run, they’re soon coming to an end. You only have until next Wednesday, May 31, to sign up for the Hilton Honors Surp…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 4:30pm -
  • newSome London Tourist Attractions Closed Following Increased Terror Threat Level
    Following the tragic attack at a concert in Manchester earlier this week, the United Kingdom has raised its threat level to critical. Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May raised the UK’s terror threat level, indicating that intelligence agencies…
    - 20 hours ago May 24, 2017, 3:56pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newQatar Airways’ New QSuites Will Be Flying Soon
    In March Qatar Airways revealed their new business class product, which they’re calling Qsuites. The product looks stunning, as each seat will be a fully enclosed suite with direct aisle access. The way I see it, Qatar Airways already has the world…
    - 15 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:33am -
  • newDelta Has Made It Easier To Give Them Money After You Buy Your Ticket
    Nowadays airlines generate a lot of their revenue from ancillary fees, including fees for things like baggage, premium seats, priority boarding, etc. Many airlines generate billions of dollars in ancillary fees alone, and the global airline industry…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 10:03pm -
  • newSAS Will Soon Charge For Empty Middle Seats In European Business Class
    SAS discontinued their intra-European business class product a few years ago. They replaced it with a "light" business class called SAS Plus (not to be confused with their long-haul premium economy). It includes everything that airlines usually offer…
    - 16 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:03pm -
  • newHere Are The 17 Credit Cards I Have Right Now
    It has been over a year since I shared a full list of all the credit cards I have, so I figured it's time for an update of that. I'm proud of the fact that I've closed quite a few cards in the past year, so my credit card portfolio is leaner than it…
    - 18 hours ago May 24, 2017, 6:03pm -
  • newThe TSA Is Expected To Introduce New Screening Policies Later This Year
    Over the past couple of months we've seen an electronics ban implemented for flights from select Middle Eastern airports to the US, and it's possible that this may eventually be expanded to flights from Europe (though it has been postponed for the ti…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 4:29pm -
  • newHow Would You Have Handled This United Flight Delay?
    I like to think that having flown over a million miles, I'm at least decent at figuring out what to do when things go pear-shaped. I’m reasonably savvy at using the available tools to find my own alternatives, and have enough experience to anticipa…
    - 20 hours ago May 24, 2017, 4:03pm -
  • newStar Alliance Is Working On A Shared Award Flight System
    The Star Alliance was founded the day after I was born (which can't be a coincidence). ;) Last weekend they celebrated their 20th anniversary in Frankfurt with 27 member airlines in attendance. However, a lot has changed since the alliance was formed…
    - 21 hours ago May 24, 2017, 3:03pm -
  • newConfession: I Just Checked My 2017 American Elite Mileage Total For The First Time
    For years I've been obsessed with airline loyalty programs, and have been a proud American AAdvantage Executive Platinum member. I'd dread January 1, since it meant my elite qualifying miles for the year would be reset, and I'd have to start all over…
    - 22 hours ago May 24, 2017, 2:03pm -
  • new10 Best Credit Card Offers For May
    Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card sign-up bonuses of the month.While there are several excellent long standing credit card offers, the specifics of the best offers are constantly changing (be it the annual fee…
    - 23 hours ago May 24, 2017, 12:33pm -
  • Review: Shangri-La Abu Dhabi
    My flight from Washington arrived at around 8PM, and then my flight the next day to Cairo departed at around 9AM, meaning that I really just needed a hotel for eight hours or so. However, I figured I'd take the opportunity to review something new.Wh…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 11:33am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newThe United Airlines prepaid card: MileagePlus Go. What to watch for…
    Via Business Wire, Netspend announced a new partnership with United Airlines.  Together, they plan to release the new MileagePlus Go Visa Prepaid Card this summer.  Will this card be good for consumers?  Will this card be good for ?  Let’s take…
    - 1 hour ago May 25, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newIs Staples rejecting Ink cards for Visa Gift Card Purchases? Data points welcome
    Update: Thanks for all of the reader input! It looks like this must have been a Staples POS issue that affected all stores for a short time yesterday and has since been resolved. Many readers reported success before and after. Yesterday, we received…
    - 18 hours ago May 24, 2017, 5:38pm -
  • newRegister now for 10% back on award stays for Hyatt Credit Card holders this summer
    As was widely reported yesterday, Hyatt has brought back a very popular promotion offering 10% back on points redeemed for award stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017. The Offer 10% back on points redeemed between June 1st and September 5th, 20…
    - 20 hours ago May 24, 2017, 3:25pm -
  • new10% off Uber gift cards at Walmart
    Walmart is offering 10% off Uber gift cards, which is a nice opportunity to save a few bucks if you are a regular Uber rider.     The Offer 10% off Uber Gift Cards Key Terms Limit of 2 of each denomination per customer Links Direct link to all thr…
    - 23 hours ago May 24, 2017, 12:48pm -
  • Piecing together Delta awards for great value to Hawaii and Europe
    Ever since Delta did away with their award charts, they’ve maintained that the award price you see online is the award price.  Period.  And, supposedly, there’s nothing you can do about high award prices except wait and hope that prices come do…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Lucrative gift card promos at Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, etc this weekend
    There are a couple of grocery store promotions on gift cards coming up this weekend, including one at Kroger that could be especially lucrative and one at Albertons / Safeway / Vons / etc. that makes for a little easy free money + rewards. Albertsons…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Free Hulu ($50 back on $50) with new Amex Offer [targeted]
    There is a new targeted Amex Offer out today for some free Hulu. This offer is good for $50 back on $50 or more at Hulu. The Offer Spend $50 or more, get $50 back at hulu.com/start/amex Key Terms Must enrolls card by 8/23/17 and spend a tota…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 11:25am -
  • Transfer SPG 1 to 3 to… Choice?
    You already knew that it’s possible to transfer SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) points to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, but did you know that the same is possible with Choice?  This is another one of those Rube Goldberg approaches to miles & points…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 10:39am -
  • [Update, New Link] Like Barbecue? New Amex Offer + a good use today
    Update: This sale price has been extended to 11:59pm PT on May 24, 2017 with a new link. Thanks to reader Dan! The link is replaced below. There have been several new Amex Offers out today — earlier we wrote about a couple of good offers at Raymou…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 12:10am -
  • Business Class: Oneworld Ireland to US from $1300’s RT, Hawaii under $2K RT – Alaska Elite Mileage Run?
    As reported by You Have Been Upgraded, Oneworld has some fantastic business class prices from Dublin to North America — from $1339 round trip through some OTAs from Dublin to New York. Flights are available to places as far as Honolulu (and ot…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 5:24pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

Well Traveled Mile

  • Leverage The Travelocity Amex Card With RewardsBoost To Get 98% Off Travel
    The Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card may unlock the secret to some of the most powerful manufacture spend strategies and the potential rewards from the card are huge. However, this card is often overlooked for credit cards that offer mor…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 9:57pm -
  • Top 10 Best Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers For June 2014
    Every month I’ll post the top 10 best current credit card sign-up offers and update the list throughout the month if offers change. You can always check out my credit cards page for a full list of cards, but since the best credit card offers ar…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 3:33am -
  • Infographic Comparison of Airline Award Charts [Updated)
    Devaluations are never good. For one they make us spend more miles for award flights, and two they put me to work updating the airline award chart comparison infographics! Over the last year we saw a handful of deviations including United, Delta (2x?…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 3:00am -
  • I Quit School Today To Blog Full-Time
    Around the same time I launched Well Traveled Mile, I was in the midst of mailing off applications for graduate school. In some ways I was hedging my bets, continuing my education while building a travel blog on the side as a platform to share one of…
    - Jun 3, 2014, 8:02am -
  • 4 Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses to Consider for Free Flights to Europe
    Europe is often atop many folks travel list and earning miles for free flights is a great way to cover the flight across the pond. Award flights from the US to Europe are likely the most competitive and highly demanded award routings, often making g…
    - Jun 2, 2014, 7:49am -
  • 30,000 Points Bonus Back on American Express SPG Credit Cards (+ Refer a Friend for 5k Points)
    The Starwood American Express cards are among the most flexible hotel credit cards available and the points are valuable for both hotel stays and flights. The sign-up bonus on both the personal and business version of this card just increased to 30,…
    - May 31, 2014, 6:00am -
  • Roundup of New Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers
    This week a handful of new offers were released and make for some great opportunities to earn a few nice sign-up bonuses. It is always ideal to grab a credit card when it is offering a higher than normal sign-up bonus and here a a few that are wor…
    - May 30, 2014, 7:26am -
  • Lufthansa Miles & More Basics: Part 3 – 10 Great Uses of Lufthansa Miles
    The 50,000 mile Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard® offer is currently one of the best airline credit card offers available. It’s one of the few sign-up bonuses that is worth a roundtrip flight to Europe from the US. Since it’s a…
    - May 29, 2014, 7:01am -
  • US Airways Off-peak Awards to Europe
    US Airways off-peak awards are one of my favorite awards and offer an exceptional value for getting to Europe and other destinations. Even though US Airways and American Airlines are in the process of merging, US Airways Dividend miles are still amon…
    - May 28, 2014, 7:28am -
  • Join My Private IHG Best Rate Guarantee Group Discussion
    I’ve written a few articles about how IHG has one of the most valuable best rate guarantees among all hotel brands. You can get a free night at an IHG hotel if you find the same room on an OTA (online travel agency) at a lower price. Over the last…
    - May 27, 2014, 7:13pm -

MileValue

  • newAmex Delta Cards Have Increased 60k & 70k Bonuses until July
    Until July 5, 2017, the Gold Delta Card is offering 60,000 bonus Delta miles and a $50 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in your first three months. The Gold Delta Business Card has all the same benefits, the only difference is the sign up bon…
    - 12 hours ago May 25, 2017, 12:00am -
  • newDoes Upgrading Your Amex Use Up Your Once-Per-Lifetime Bonus?
    American Express is known for having a few restrictions when it comes to applying for their credit cards. One is that you are limited to holding four to five American Express credit cards. Both personal and business count toward this limit. (AMEX E…
    - 23 hours ago May 24, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Two Easy Ways to Earn Miles This Week
    Credit card sign up bonuses, spending on credit cards/through portals, and earning via flying are the major opportunities to earn big chunks of rewards. But being a true miles and points enthusiast means taking advantage of even the little opportun…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • Trick For Finding/Booking Invisible Etihad 1st Class Award Space
    Not long ago you saw us report on the prevalence of Etihad First Class Apartment award space available between Abu Dhabi and New York City. At the time there did not appear to be any First Class space in the other direction from New York to Abu Dhab…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • $375 Roundtrip Business/First Class From Multiple US Cities to Haiti
    Update: this deal looks to be dead. I haven’t checked every route through the end of the schedule so by all means, check your dates, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up.  I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on T…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 7:24pm -
  • How to Earn & Burn American Airlines Miles Fast
    It’s really easy right now to earn a lot of American Airlines miles fast. It’s totally realistic that you could have 0 miles today and 166,000 miles three months or less from now. How to Earn 166,000 American Airlines Miles CITI CARDS The Citi…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • ACT NOW: American Airlines Business Class Award Space Open to Europe

    - 5 days ago May 20, 2017, 11:20pm -
  • Travel Protection Benefits of Chase, Citi, & Amex Cards: Comparison Chart
    Update 5/20/17: I added another table under the original benefits comparison table that outlines the terms of coverage for each card, depending on how a trip was paid and whether or not it’s roundtrip/one-way. This is information I’ve gathered fr…
    - 5 days ago May 20, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit Changing to Card Member Year (vs. Calendar)
    For all those that apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve May 21 and on, the annual $300 travel credit benefit will be applied on a card membership year basis instead of a calendar year basis like the way it is now. How it Works Now If you apply now (…
    - 6 days ago May 19, 2017, 2:01am -
  • This Little Known Benefit of the Hilton Reserve Makes Using the Card Worthwhile
    The Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Card comes with Two Free Weekend Nights worldwide at top tier Hiltons after spending $2,500 on the card in the first four months. As a loyalty bonus, the Citi Hilton Honor Reserve Card offers an additional free we…
    - 7 days ago May 18, 2017, 12:57pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newFAA Demands Removal of Unsafe Seats on Regional Flights
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered domestic airlines to remove all “Slim” seats manufactured by Zodiac Seats California LLC due to a risk of neck injuries in otherwise survivable crashes. Airlines have balked at the order, clai…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newBreast-pumping Mom Says United Flight Attendant Abruptly Barged into Lav
    A passenger claims that a United Airlines flight attendant unlocked and opened the plane’s restroom door while she was pumping breast milk during a recent flight. A Florida woman alleges that a United Airlines crew member burst into the lavatory wh…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newSpirit Opens $32 Million Hangar at DTW
    As part of what Spirit Airlines claims to be an effort to maintain the safety of its passengers and crew, the airline has opened a maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) this month, priced at approximately $32 million. Kirk Thornbur…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newThe Truth About Filming on Airlines
    While customer service issues go viral, they could be against airline policy. Although passenger-filmed videos aboard commercial aircraft shed light on egregious customer service shortcomings, have they been entirely lawful? An investigation from the…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newEngine Fire Forces United PAX to Evacuate Flight
    While preparing to depart from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Tuesday night, the engine of a United Airlines Boeing 757 caught fire. Passengers were evacuated and five sustained minor injuries. “We’re grateful for the swift actions…
    - 13 hours ago May 24, 2017, 11:10pm -
  • newFlorida Family Accuses Southwest of Discrimination
    Gay couple accuses carrier of denying them during family boarding. A family is accusing Southwest Airlines of discriminating against them after a gate agent prevented them from boarding with their three children and 83-year-old grandmother during the…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:59pm -
  • newEmirates Accidentally Sends Explicit Email to Passenger in Response to Complaint
    After a flyer complained to Emirates Airlines about a delayed flight, she inadvertently received an internal communication with some colorful language by way of a response. A passenger says that she was awaiting a response from Emirates customer serv…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:45pm -
  • newChina Eastern Flight Veers off Wet Runway
    On Wednesday, a flight operated by China Eastern Airlines slid off of the runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) amid torrential rainfall that has battered the city, resulting in school closures and traffic disruptions. No injuries were repo…
    - 16 hours ago May 24, 2017, 7:48pm -
  • JetBlue Cancels Puerto Rican Day Parade Sponsorship
    JetBlue Airways, an erstwhile sponsor of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, has pulled its sponsorship of the event due to a decision by parade organizers to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera. Rivera was the leader of the FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacion…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Interested in Purchasing Elvis’s Old Jet?
    After sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years, one of Elvis Presley’s jets is up for sale. The 1962 Lockheed Jetstar – which is being auctioned off on Liveauctioneers.com – apparently has no engines and is in need of a new cockpit. For m…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newDaraius’ Diary: “Seeing God in Everyone & Everything”
    Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about.  And which … Continue reading →       Rela…
    - 3 hours ago May 25, 2017, 8:31am -
  • newEnjoy Europe With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi With Limited-Time Card Offer
    Folks traveling on a budget can do well in Europe by redeeming Hilton points for stays at Hampton by Hilton brand hotels. Besides excellent locations in destinations like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt, you’ll also enjoy perks like free hot brea…
    - 4 hours ago May 25, 2017, 8:00am -
  • newNew Premium Card Coming This Week – Worth $900 in Airfare!
    UBS will release the UBS Visa Infinite card on May 27, 2017.  After completing the card’s minimum spending requirements, you’ll earn a sign-up bonus worth up to $900 in travel! I’ll share what we know about this new card so far. New … Cont…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:45pm -
  • newNew Elite Status Perks at This Hotel Chain
    Enjoy staying at Choice hotels?  If you’ve got elite status, you’ll have another benefit to look forward to. Choice Hotels let us know that starting June 1, 2017, they’re adding another perk for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond elite members.  The…
    - 17 hours ago May 24, 2017, 6:53pm -
  • newUse This Handy Travel Checklist When Packing for Your Next Getaway
    Preparing for a trip can be stressful, especially if you’re leaving for more than a few days.  I put together a travel checklist you can use, so you don’t forget anything important! Using a checklist can save you time and possibly … Continue…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • newEarn Easy British Airways Avios Points for Hotel Stays!
    Here’s an easy new promotion from Hilton for folks who collect British Airways Avios points. Via Miles from Blighty, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus British Airways Avios points for Hilton stays through August 31, 2017. This could make sense for…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 4:22pm -
  • newReaders Share Their Favorite Ways to Use Southwest Points

    - 20 hours ago May 24, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • 7 Fun US Cities to Explore With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi Using Limited-Time Card Offer
    Looking to save money on your next vacation? With the best-ever sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards, you can earn points to use toward free stays!  But you must apply before May 31, 2017. And…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 8:31am -
  • Chase Ink Business Preferred Rental Car Insurance Review
    Considering the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card? Along with the 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus (the highest public bonus I’ve seen for a Chase small business card!), the Chase Ink Business Preferred card offers great perks…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Earn Airline Miles & Save Money With This Offer From Groupon!
    Looking for another way to earn Alaska Airlines miles?  Good news! Via Mommy Points, folks new to Groupon can earn 500 bonus Alaska Airlines miles for their first $30+ Groupon Local purchase!  And existing members can earn 4 Alaska Airlines mi…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 4:04pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • Breaking Up with American: A Frequent Flying Budget Traveler’s Dilemma
    Until recently, US airlines had amazing loyalty programs. Unfortunately, times have changed. Frequent flier programs are no longer worth the money it takes to maintain them. What does this mean for the savvy budget traveler or travel hacker?The post…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 2:45pm -
  • Overland Travel: How Ryan Drove from Seattle to South America
    The Pan-American highway offers over 30,000km worth of adventure. Recently, Ryan and his partner drove the majority of it, overlanding from Seattle to Colombia. Best of all? They did it on a budget. In this interview, they share how they did it, cost…
    - 10 days ago May 15, 2017, 1:19pm -
  • How Travel Taught Me How to Not Give a F*ck
    All too often we get caught up in the little things: our plane being late, someone in the dorm room being loud. We spend our energy focusing on the problems of travel instead of just accepting the moment. New York Times best-selling author Mark Manso…
    - 14 days ago May 11, 2017, 2:21pm -
  • The Best Travel Gadgets for 2017
    It's hard to know what to bring when you travel. With so many conflicting opinions, knowing what to pack can be a challenge. Dave Dean, our resident tech expert from Too Many Adaptors, shares his expert advice on what tech gadgets are worth your time…
    - 21 days ago May 4, 2017, 3:19pm -
  • Finding a Map for Saturday: 10 Years Later
    In 2005, Brook quit his job as a TV producer to travel around the world. With a camera in hand, he filmed his epic adventure. That footage eventually transformed into the backpacking masterpiece A Map for Saturday. Now, ten years later, I sit down wi…
    - 24 days ago May 1, 2017, 2:01pm -
  • Updates on Giving Back (and an Ask for Help!!)
    Today I want to talk about FLYTE, this website’s nonprofit arm. This post has updates on new changes to the program, volunteer and internship opportunities, funding updates, and information about the group of kids we're sending to Ecuador (thanks t…
    - 28 days ago Apr 27, 2017, 2:33pm -
  • How to Travel with a Theme
    Travel can get repetitive. When you see the same cities and sights over and over again they begin to lose their charm. Want to fight back against becoming a "typical tourist?" Try adding a theme to your travels. By focusing your itinerary around a sp…
    - 35 days ago Apr 20, 2017, 2:37pm -
  • How to Eat Around the World on a Vegan Diet
    Chris is a 31-year old traveler from Canada. He's an expert on vegan and budget travel. With over a decade of traveling as a vegan under his belt, he shares some tips and tricks to help you find the best vegan food all around world. Best of all, he s…
    - 38 days ago Apr 17, 2017, 2:11pm -
  • Is Europe Safe to Visit Right Now?
    With the perceived rise of terrorism and immigration issues in the news, many people are wondering if Europe is still a safe destination to travel to. Should you cancel your trip? The unfortunate reality is Europe is still probably safer than America…
    - 42 days ago Apr 13, 2017, 2:04pm -
  • How to Backpack Europe: My Step-by-Step Guide
    Backpacking Europe in the summer can be overwhelming. Use this guide to avoid the common pitfalls and find out how you can plan a budget-friendly trip around the continent. With tips and tricks for accommodation and transportation, as well as country…
    - 45 days ago Apr 10, 2017, 3:27pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newPoints For Sports
    Thanks to reader “Hardball Trout” for sharing a new SPG batch of baseball options. These are very cool if you’re a sports nerd with Starwood points. Things like singing the anthem or letting your kid deliver the lineup card can be fun to bid on…
    - 5 hours ago May 25, 2017, 7:10am -
  • Triple Tens
    If you have a Hyatt card, make sure to register here. Just takes a second and you’ll get 10% of your points back when booking a stay for the next 3 months. Save 10% on your Uber rides here. Because who doesn’t want to make a charming CEO like thi…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 7:01am -
  • 5,000+ Car Rental Miles
    A few of you guys shared various emailed offers from Hertz and United. If you got one for over 5,000 miles, that’s obviously a pretty strong deal for a rental (using codes CDP 62455 and PC 305023). Make sure you look at your United/Hertz email f…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 7:13am -
  • Airbnb Giveaway
    Big thanks to readers Ryan, Andy, and Ahmad for reaching out to help with my situation earlier this month. It was thisclose to getting ugly but communication once again saved the day. Andy’s kind and helpful connection did the trick. He was so k…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 7:01am -
  • Delta Increased Bonuses
    Some good bonuses just popped up if you’re in the market for a pile of SkyDongs: Personal Platinum – 70,000 miles and a $100 credit. Annual fee ($195) not waived. Business Platinum – Same as above. Personal Gold – 60,000 miles and a $50 credi…
    - 6 days ago May 19, 2017, 7:01am -
  • Thursday Triple
    You can now earn Delta SkyDongs for rides with Lyft. Hopefully you’re already getting Starwood points from Uber. Another Southwest sale worth waking up for is here (for fall travel between 8/22 and 11/1). Each of the 21 Star Alliance are giving aw…
    - 7 days ago May 18, 2017, 8:29am -
  • Staples Promo
    Man, these just keep coming. Nerds With Inks have been very happy to be owners of Ink cards lately. 2017 hasn’t exactly been a struggle for us to rack up Ultimate Rewards points. This one starts Sunday and it’s $20 back for buying $300 or more …
    - 8 days ago May 17, 2017, 8:12am -
  • Marriott, Ritz, And Starwood Promos
    Worth taking a minute to register for these 3 hotel promos. Get extra points for stays between May 27th and September 4th: Marriott – 2,000 bonus points per stay (starting with the 2nd one). No limit. Ritz Carlton – Double points every stay. Star…
    - 9 days ago May 16, 2017, 7:01am -
  • Ebates Deal Extended
    Thanks to reader Brian for letting me know the Ebates 15% deal for extra cash back was “extended” for one day. I put extended in quotes because Ebates can be vague and confusing. I see where it says “extended for one day only,” but I’m not…
    - 10 days ago May 15, 2017, 8:27am -
  • Fairmont Gift Card Promo
    Speaking of paying for hotels (shoot me now), Fairmont’s 15% promo is back this afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 EST. I’ve stayed at a few of their properties and have always been impressed. Seems like this promo comes around once or twice a year and…
    - 13 days ago May 12, 2017, 7:02am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newRecap: 5/24 T-Shirt, Travel Mode for Passwords, Bank Amerideals Offers & More
    1Password adds a ‘travel mode’ to keep your passwords safe at the border (HT: MG). Useful for travelers if you are on the 1Password eco-system. I’ve been planning on joing 1Password for quite some time, but transition is always tough so I kee…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 10:12pm -
  • newRaise Adds a 5-Minute Reserve Feature in their App
    Raise.com has added a neat feature in their app that when you add a gift card to your cart, it’s reserved for you for five minutes. This is to mitigate the frustration of going back and forth trying to buy a card and seeing the card sold out by the…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:44pm -
  • neweBay Flash Sale $15 off $75 [Ends 11 pm ET]
    The Offer Direct Link (here’s our eBay affiliate link) eBay is running a flash sale in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day Spend $75+ on eBay and get $15 off with promo code: PREMEMDAY15 Sale runs until 11 pm ET/8 pm PT tonight (5/24/17). The Fine…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:19pm -
  • newiBotta Portal Doesn’t Work for Gift Cards on eBay Anymore
    Shopping portals for eBay no longer work for third-party gift card purchases since a few months ago. The one portal that remained was the iBotta app. They were paying 2%, then lowered it to 1%, and consistently tracked gift card purchases on eBay.…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:34pm -
  • newPay with Paypal and get Free Return Shipping
    The Offer Direct Link Get the Paypal free return benefit when paying for items with Paypal. Paypal will reimburse the cost of up to 12 returns over the course of the calendar. Max $30 reimbursement for each return. To request a refund, go to the tran…
    - 16 hours ago May 24, 2017, 7:57pm -
  • UBS Launches New Visa Infinite Card with Premium Benefits; 50,000 Signup Bonus + $495 Annual Fee
    UBS Bank is launching a premium credit card product called UBS Visa Infinite on May 27, 2017. UBS Bank, is an international bank with footprint in USA, Switzerland, and elsewhere. The card comes with a signup bonus of up to 50,000 points and an annu…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 5:43am -
  • [Expired] 10% off Uber Gift Cards at Walmart.com
    The Offer Direct Link Walmart.com is offering a 10% discount on Uber gift cards Available denominations are $100, $50, and $25. The system limits you to 2 of each denomination. Our Verdict No way to resell these that I know of, but certainly a good d…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 2:16am -
  • United and Netspend Partner on a Mileage-Earning Prepaid Card
    Netspend has partnered with United Airlines to launch a prepaid card which will earn United miles on qualifying purchases. The MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card is set to launch this summer. The card is issued by Republic Bank & Trust Company and is…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 8:42pm -
  • Hulu $25 Moneymaker with Swagbucks and Amex
    The Offer Direct Link Signup for a Hulu subscription and get 2500 Swagbucks The Fine Print SB Awarded within 24 hours. Please note: If you cancel your membership within 8 days, your SB may be revoked. Offer applies to new and eligible returning subsc…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 6:40pm -
  • Giant, Stop&Shop: 2x Fuel Points on Visa Gift Cards [5/26-6/1]
    The Offer (We’ll add the direct link when it becomes available.) Get 2x fuel points on the purchase of Visa gift cards at Giant and Stop&shop Gift cards generally don’t earn fuel points at all at Giant/S&S, but they’ll occasionally release off…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 5:52pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newGroupon Membership Promotion: Free 3 Month Daily Burn Premium Membership
    Currently with Groupon, we have a promotion that’s completely free. Right now, you can get a 3 month daily burn premium membership for free through Groupon! After purchasing this deal, you need to visit the website listed on your Groupon voucher t…
    - 13 hours ago May 24, 2017, 10:30pm -
  • newTop Ten Bank Promotions in Missouri
    Editor’s Note: Not your state? No worries, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Top Ten Bank Promotions being offered in your state. “Where the Rivers Run,” there are also great bank deals! Here is a list of the Top Ten Bank Promotion…
    - 13 hours ago May 24, 2017, 10:20pm -
  • newTaco Bell Steal A Taco Promotion: Free Doritos Locos Taco (June 13th or June 20th)
    NBA finals are coming soon and we have a competitive food promotion that will make your heart race. Taco bell’s Steal A Taco Promotion is allowing people to get a free Doritos Locos Taco on either June 13th or June 20th. To be specific, on June 13t…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • neweBay FlashSale Promotion: Get $15 Off Purchases of $75 or More
    eBay is having a flash sale where you can get $15 off if you spend at least $75 by May 24, 2017 11:00 PM Eastern time or 8:00 PM Pacific time! Take advantage of this offer ASAP! To be eligible for this offer, simply shop for the eligible items that…
    - 14 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:35pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for May 24, 2017
    If you’re looking for the top ten hot deals for May 24, 2017, you’re in the right place! We have searched the internet for the latest and hottest deals on TVs, laptops, computers, cell phones, household appliances, electronic accessories and so…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:02pm -
  • newHeritage Credit Union Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (IL, WI)
    Get a $100 bonus from Heritage Credit Union by opening a new checking account with direct deposit. All you need to do to obtain the $100 bonus is enter your email to receive your coupon code. The coupon code must be presented by June 30, 2017 and…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newSouthPoint Financial Credit Union Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (MN)
    If you’re a current resident of Minnesota, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union is offering a $50 bonus. To earn the $50 bonus, all you have to do is open a qualifying Checking account with a $100 minimum opening deposit by May 31, 2017. There is…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newStaples Rewards Members Free Gift Promotion: Spend $25 & Earn a Free Gift
    Currently right now Staples is offering a really good promotion for you freebie lovers! Staples is offering people the chance to earn a free gift when you spend $25. This free gift is worth up to $35 which is a huge saving! You can choose from spor…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:50pm -
  • newTeavana Fri-YAY Drink Promotion: Free Drink During Happy Hour
    The first day of Summer is approaching us shortly and we have a cute way for you to celebrate it than with Teavana! On March 26, 2017, from 3pm-7pm, you can get a free iced tea during happy hour with their Fri-YAY promotion. You’ll receive a 24 fl…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:45pm -
  • newNorwegian Air Shuttle Round-Trip From US Cities to Norway Starting At $292
    If you’ve always wanted an adventure to Europe to see those amazing historical sites, then you’re in luck! There is a sale from Norwegian Airlines from US Cities to Norway for as low as $292 round trip! This is a great chance for you to finall…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:42pm -

Travel Codex

  • newAeromexico Will Fly to Seattle, Portland, and More
    Aeromexico first new routes since the finalization of joint venture with Delta was announced today and to no surprise Aeromexico will restart service to Seattle. New service between Mexico City and Seattle Tacoma international airport starts November…
    - 48 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newFree Hulu, Bonus Membership Rewards, and Hotel Savings
    A few new limited time Amex Offers are available that might warrant some attention. Remember that you will need to register the Amex Offer to your card before any spending will count. Some offers may be targeted, so make sure to check each one of you…
    - 21 hours ago May 24, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Review: Vietnam Airlines A350 Business Class, Hanoi to Paris
    Vietnam Airlines has been trying to re-brand itself as a global aviation competitor to the other Southeast Asian carriers for a few years now. They have been aggressively replacing their outdated long-haul fleet with brand new aircraft and have plans…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 11:00am -
  • How to Get Five Free Nights in Hawaii or Orlando with the Hilton Amex
    There’s been lots of talk lately about the 100,000-point signup offer for the Hilton Honors Surpass card from American Express, but I want to refocus attention on a lesser known deal for the regular Hilton Amex, which has no annual fee and still of…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Review: SAS Lounge Chicago
    The SAS Lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Airport is located in the international departures area of terminal 5. After security, make a left hand turn and walk towards gate M13. The SAS Lounge Chicago will be located on your right hand side. …
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • 10% Back on Your Hyatt Points Bookings For Cardholders
    Starting today, you can register for a Hyatt promotion where you’ll get 10% back on your Hyatt award redemption for stays between June 1 and September 5, 2017, if you’re a Chase Hyatt Credit Card holder. You must register by June 30, 2017, in o…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 1:30pm -
  • Finally – My Stolen IHG Points Restored
    I’m pleased to report that I finally have all of the stolen IHG points back in my account. It took many phone calls and emails, but I was able to get the full tally of IHG points restored. It took nearly two months, and lots of inept replies fro…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 11:00am -
  • American Airlines Improves Its Free Flight Refund Policy
    I noticed on Twitter last week that JonNYC, source of all great information on American Airlines, shared a useful improvement for people who have a change of heart after booking flights. You can now cancel your reservation within 24 hours as long as…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Another Partnership?! Alaska Airlines and Finnair Team Up
    Hot on the heels of Condor Airlines, Alaska’s Mileage Plan program today announced a partnership with Finnair. If you want to fly to Europe and earn Alaska miles, this adds to a growing list of other European carriers including Air France, KLM, Con…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • No Registration Required to Fly Your Drone
    Good news for drone owners! If you are flying your drone for personal purposes only, there is no longer a requirement to register your drone with the FAA.  If you are flying a drone for commercial purposes, registration with the FAA is still a requi…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 3:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • new5 Best Cash Back Rebate Programs for Saving Extra Money
    Check out these 5 top cash back rebate programs that can save you money on your everyday purchases in a variety of different merchant categories.If you're looking to save money on your everyday purchases, then these top cash back rebate programs can…
    - 13 hours ago May 24, 2017, 11:10pm -
  • newDriveWealth Dollar-Based Investing Service – $5 Free Google Stock Promotion
    DriveWealth is a dollar-based investing brokerage that allows you to buy and sell securities in dollar amounts, share amounts, and fractional share amounts, so that you can invest however much money you like and diversify your portfolio as you please…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 8:45pm -
  • Teavana Stores Offer Free 24 oz. Iced Tea on Friday, May 26, 2017
    Teavana offers everything you need to enjoy tea every day with high-quality teas and imaginative flavors from around the world, along with innovative and traditional ways to brew, pour, and serve all types of tea.Plus, on Friday, May 26, 2017, from…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 9:47pm -
  • TRVL Peer-to-Peer Travel Booking Platform 10% Commissions
    TRVL is a peer-to-peer travel booking platform that allows you to earn a 10% commission when you recommend over 1.4 million hotels and vacation rentals in 177 countries to your fellow travelers.Plus, TRVL is a great way to book hotels and vacation r…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 8:36pm -
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Receipt Survey for Free Classic Donut w/Beverage Purchase
    The Dunkin’ Donuts receipt survey will give you a Free Classic Donut with the purchase of a medium or larger beverage just for completing a Guest Satisfaction Survey about your Dunkin’ Donuts visit.Each time that you visit Dunkin’ Donuts, you'…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 6:45pm -
  • Amazon Music Unlimited $10 Free Credit and 1-Month Free Trial
    Amazon Music Unlimited will give you a $10 free bonus credit for an Amazon Music Unlimited Plan in addition to a 1-month free trial to get you started.Just use Promo Code MOREMUSIC to Get $10 toward Amazon Music Unlimited and a free 1-month trial to…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 5:29pm -
  • Change Auto-Saving Service 3% APY on up to $2,000 Balance
    Change is a free virtual financial assistant that helps you improve your finances, avoid overdraft fees, and increase your savings effortlessly.Plus, when you sign up for the free Change Auto-Saving Service, which identifies small amounts of money i…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 8:43pm -
  • Staples $20 Visa Prepaid Card to Buy $300 in Visa Gift Cards
    From May 21st to May 27, 2017, you can get a $20 Visa Gift Card by rebate when you buy a total of $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards in-store at Staples.Just buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards to get a $20 Visa Gift Card by mail after a rebate. [Read…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 3:32pm -
  • Fandango Rewards: Tyson Foods at Walmart $10 Bonus
    Fandango Rewards is an innovative rewards program that helps companies provide consumers and employees with special incentives for participating in shopping and movie promotions.Right now, you can get a $10 Visa Rewards Virtual Prepaid Card when you…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 3:15pm -
  • My Banking Direct Checking Account $150 Bonus Promotion – Nationwide
    My Banking Direct, a service of New York Community Bank, is offering up to $150 in bonus cash when you open a My Banking Direct Checking Account by May 31, 2017.This My Banking Direct promotion is available nationwide for accounts opened online (ple…
    - 5 days ago May 20, 2017, 6:52pm -

Boarding Area

  • newHow is Biman Bangladesh Airlines in Economy Class?
    My last-minute ticket home meant I was stuck in economy class for the 2hr flight from Bangkok to Dhaka on Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Business class was sold out. That’s a shame because it was only about $100 more than economy. Oh well, let’s fly…
    - 9 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:39am -
  • newQatar Airways’ New QSuites Will Be Flying Soon
    In March Qatar Airways revealed their new business class product, which they’re calling Qsuites. The product looks stunning, as each seat will be a fully enclosed suite with direct aisle access. The way I see it, Qatar Airways already has the world…
    - 15 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:33am -
  • newAeromexico Will Fly to Seattle, Portland, and More
    Aeromexico first new routes since the finalization of joint venture with Delta was announced today and to no surprise Aeromexico will restart service to Seattle. New service between Mexico City and Seattle Tacoma international airport starts November…
    - 48 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newThe United Airlines prepaid card: MileagePlus Go. What to watch for…
    Via Business Wire, Netspend announced a new partnership with United Airlines.  Together, they plan to release the new MileagePlus Go Visa Prepaid Card this summer.  Will this card be good for consumers?  Will this card be good for ?  Let’s take…
    - 1 hour ago May 25, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newJust how far will Delta and the airlines take cabin segmentation. When will governments step in to stop the silly “you can choose not to sit here” airline argument?
    Just how far will Delta and the airlines take cabin segmentation. When will governments step in to stop the silly "you can choose not to sit here" airline argument? Continue reading →The post Just how far will Delta and the airlines take cabin seg…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:08am -
  • newAir France vous offre un aller – retour à Tokyo !
    Les jeux gratuits sans obligation d’achat sont toujours de bonnes opportunités pour les voyageurs d’espérer s’envoler à moindre coût, vers de lointaines (et plaisantes) destinations. Après de jolies offres (répétées) signées La Compagn…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 9:34am -
  • newQatar Airways’ Qsuite Will Premiere To London On June 10th
    Qatar Airways’ Qsuite has been one of the most hyped products to ever launch, and for good reason. The Business Class suites are fitted with closing doors, NFC payment and there’s even a double bed for couples travelling together. The product was…
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 9:21am -
  • newNordic Choice Hotels Status Match
    Nordic Choice bietet gerade wieder eine Möglichkeit eines Status Match. Hat man einen Hilton Status gibt es auch einen Nordic Choice Status ...
    - 5 hours ago May 25, 2017, 6:30am -
  • new2000 British Airways Avios pro Hilton Stay
    Hilton gibt gerade 2 000 British Airways Executive Club Avios pro Aufenthalt bei Hilton. Das ist schon mal sehr nett ...
    - 6 hours ago May 25, 2017, 5:26am -
  • newAn Unusual Sculpture: Sibelius Monument in Helsinki
    One of the sites in Helsinki at which I wanted to visit on my morning walk from the Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa was the Sibelius Monument in Helsinki — and it was conveniently on my way. I walked southeast on Paciuksenkatu — and at the turn w…
    - 7 hours ago May 25, 2017, 4:42am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newAirport Security Is About To Get Suckier
    And it doesn’t even involve a laptop ban. In its infinite wisdom, the TSA is testing even more measures to make your travel experience miserable. Here are the details: Get Ready to Unpack…Everything   Because separating your liquids, gels, elect…
    - 11 hours ago May 25, 2017, 12:50am -
  • Are People On Planes Behaving Badly (Or Is It More Fake Media)?
    Not a day goes by that we don’t read about an passenger, airline employee or airport cop behaving badly. So here’s the question: Are things really that bad? The Man in The Red Hat So this is what I don’t understand: Every news report I’ve see…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 11:43pm -
  • Earn Delta Miles With Lyft
    There will come a time when ride-sharing services are offering so many partner points that it becomes profitable to take one. Heck, they have the money to throw around. Uber lost almost $3 billion last year (but made it all up on volume). Delta Miles…
    - 3 days ago May 22, 2017, 11:30pm -
  • Just For Fun: Here Is The Worst Idea That I’ve Ever Seen…
    (Source: Flyertalk) Plane passengers should pay each other for the right to recline their seat, a study has found. A series of experiments from two top law professors in America found that plane passengers would demand on average $18 (£14) to stop t…
    - 5 days ago May 20, 2017, 1:57am -
  • Starwood Launches Take Three Promo (And It’s Good)
    There’s a rule with promotion descriptions: the shorter the description, the better, and this one will be short. I’ve been disappointed in some of Starwood’s previous promotions, but the Take Three bonus* looks like a pretty good one. Here are…
    - 6 days ago May 19, 2017, 1:27am -
  • American Airlines Changes Upgrade Prioritization (Again)
    One of the better moments in travel is when you get that email (or the hand-off from a gate agent) that you’ve been upgraded. Each airline has its own method for determining who gets upgraded when, and those criteria change every few years, which i…
    - 7 days ago May 18, 2017, 1:07am -
  • Win One Million Hilton Honors Points From E-Rewards
    For those of you who do E-Rewards, look out for a contest for a million Hilton Honors points. Win A Million It’s simple enough: Log in and complete two E-Rewards surveys by Friday night and you will be entered to win a million Hilton Honors points…
    - 8 days ago May 17, 2017, 1:22am -
  • Cookies, Cruises and Curses
    Last week was a somewhat frustrating week when it came to travel news, so here are a few fun and interesting items that I found over the weekend. Cookies And then there were Biscoffs. When I first stumbled across the cookies in the late 90s, it was l…
    - 10 days ago May 15, 2017, 5:52pm -
  • Umm, About That Laptop Ban From Europe…
    Last month, somebody broke into my blogging account and wrote that the United States would never expand the laptop ban to Europe. Sad! All Kidding Aside… Discussion of banning laptops on flights from Europe into the United States (which European co…
    - 13 days ago May 12, 2017, 2:17pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Card: The Best Credit Card for Most People
    A few days ago, I was asked for a credit card recommendation by a friend. I went into my diatribe about the various cards, benefits, etc. She listened patiently for a minute and then said, “I just want a card to use for everything. I don’t have t…
    - 13 days ago May 12, 2017, 12:30am -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 56 mins ago May 25, 2017, 10:53am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 9:33am -
  • newLacks of OneWorld benefits on some BA fares
    On a round Europe trip I booked a flight from AMS to LHR through the BA web site.I booked the lowest cost flight. Higher cost options included increased baggage allowance. I assumed that as an AA EP/Emerald I'd be entitled to a free checked bag.Whe…
    - 7 hours ago May 25, 2017, 5:01am -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD8
    MegaDo returns to Europe! Star Alliance MegaDo 8 will take us through Vienna, Brussels, and Palma de Mallorca on a private Brussels Airlines A320 charter flight.Highlights will include:A day with Austrian Airlines in Vienna. Meet the brand, the peop…
    - 10 hours ago May 25, 2017, 1:28am -
  • newResort Fees should be prohibited for Honors Diamond and Gold members
    Hilton Honors overall is a good program. As its top tier Diamond member, it seems to me wrong on that benefits I am entitled too at all Hilton properties, such as free Wi-Fi, health club access, free water, etc. I am suddenly forced to pay a userous…
    - 13 hours ago May 24, 2017, 11:15pm -
  • newAre United Flights Later Than Ever?
    There over the New York night, a United ad proclaiming the best on time ARRIVAL performance in history. Could this be untrue? Would a group of duly sworn airline executives falsely tell Congress they are making air travel better when they are delib…
    - 15 hours ago May 24, 2017, 9:16pm -
  • newFare Wars Erupt in Europe While Aircartel chokes the Life out of America's consumers
    https://global.handelsblatt.com/companies-markets/europes-budget-airlines-race-to-the-bottom-766317New report showing average airfares to travel across Europe: $46..The middle/working class jetting everywhere...... In the US, in contrast, the aircar…
    - 17 hours ago May 24, 2017, 6:33pm -
  • newaloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 - Master Thread
    This hotel opened on December 1, 2011 and is one of a large number of starwood properties in Bangkok.Hotel website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3211Hotel photos: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/al…
    - 18 hours ago May 24, 2017, 6:01pm -
  • newSame-sex couple says Southwest Airlines discriminated against them
    NAPLES, Fla. — A Naples man said he and his family were discriminated against when a Southwest Airlines employee wouldn't allow the same-sex couple, their three children and their grandmother to board as a family.Click to expand......Same-sex c…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 5:15pm -
  • newCow Do XIII (2017) - September 1 to 4, 2017 in Buenos Aires (EZE)
    Time to start the new Master Thread for the Cow Do in Buenos Aires, Argentina !!!!What is the Cow Do.....? Cow Do is a gathering of Frequent Flyers from all over the world that come together in Buenos Aires during the US Labor Day Holiday Weekend.…
    - 19 hours ago May 24, 2017, 4:48pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newHeathrow Lack of Aircon
    Can someone explain to me why the powers that be at Heathrow can't be bothered to install aircon? In a crowded terminal, (and lounges,) it should be blowing at 16 degrees on a hot day like today, which would get the ambient temperature between...
    - 10 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:39am -
  • newConnecting to BA at IST
    Oracles, does anyone have experience of connecting to BA at IST? I'm weighing up options to get back from a wedding elsewhere in Turkey. However, that destination has only one flight a day which lands 75 minutes before the BA677 leaves at 1735. .…
    - 28 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:21am -
  • newCCR: Leaving LHR in J, returning in F.
    Quick question, which I couldn't clear up immediately reading the BA website: https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/tiers-and-benefits/lounge-access If I have a return ticket which is LHR->somewhere in J, and returning->LHR in F,...
    - 28 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:21am -
  • newClub Europe extra
    Club Europe seats are fairly poor when compared to a WT+ seat and not really a good offering for first class passengers with connecting flights via LHR. They're also not a good offering for highest status passengers and those that have paid the...
    - 48 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newLayover at FCO? Why not visit the district of EUR? (Only 20 mins. by taxi.)
    There have been a number threads in the forum with requests for what to do with a layover at FCO. Depending on time available, the replies tend to recommend Ostia Antica or a quick zip around Rome itself. The district of EUR is only 20 minutes by.…
    - 1 hour ago May 25, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newWhere to put spectacles in Club World?
    I have very short sight, and need to wear spectacles while awake. In BA's CW seat, there is no obvious place to leave spectacles while asleep. I resort to balacing them on the armrest, but fear crushing them. Is there a better solution that anyone...
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:11am -
  • newBA App improvements
    Improvements are on the way including the ability to * Upgrades – launching this summer, customers will be able to upgrade themselves airside, again giving more options and flexibility.
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newEarning points with "Honors Discount Advance Purchase"
    Hey guys New to Hilton Honors. Quick question - title says it all: Do I earn points/eligible stays with the "Honors Discount Advance Purchase" room types? Some room categories (flexible rates) explicitly state "earn points", whereas...
    - 2 hours ago May 25, 2017, 9:59am -
  • newIs F Quintessentially basically useless now?
    I have used quintessentially F service before and actually had decent stuff from them - but basically have ignored them for the past few years. Now we are about to fly to NYC and figured they could help me with some activities and restaurants etc....…
    - 3 hours ago May 25, 2017, 8:42am -
  • newOur Million-Point Asia Experienced
    I had been using miles to travel for about a decade, but I kicked things into a higher gear in 2012 when I started following The Points Guy. They helped me plan a 19-day points junket through France, Italy, Greece and Ireland, but I wanted to top...
    - 3 hours ago May 25, 2017, 8:36am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Discussion Thread - May 25, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 43 mins ago May 25, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDelta 60k + $100 Credit Via Fake Booking
    I saw last week that the 60k / $50 offer was back, and through I'd try my luck with a fake booking to see if I could eek out the $100 offer. On my first attempt, it showed up: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAqjk13XkAAg5uD.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/medi…
    - 1 hour ago May 25, 2017, 10:24am -
  • new100k ¡nk Prefer*ed Loophole
    In the last two days I've noticed a trend in the Daily Discussion Thread. Redditors have applied for the Chase Ink Preferred using a referral link; either from Rankt or from SO/friend/family member. After approval they have inquired with Chase about…
    - 6 hours ago May 25, 2017, 6:18am -
  • new[Targeted] Citibank Up to $300 Cash After Opening Checking Account and Qualifying Activities
    https://imgur.com/a/CfzTf Hi everyone. First time posting! I just got this in the mail today. Offer states that you have to open a consumer checking account by 6/30/17 to enroll in this promo. Then within 60 days after accounting opening, you have to…
    - 6 hours ago May 25, 2017, 5:26am -
  • newAn appropriate shirt for this date and this sub.
    submitted by /u/spamaaron [link] [comments]
    - 17 hours ago May 24, 2017, 7:04pm -
  • newPSA: Don't Update Ibotta
    The following language has been added No cash back will be earned on the purchase of gift cards or gift certificates of any kind I think I also lost all of my pending cashback as well. Only $50-60 for me. I'm sure a ton for some though :( RIP su…
    - 22 hours ago May 24, 2017, 2:14pm -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of May 24, 2017
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - May 24, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 11:06am -
  • [Targeted] 3% Cash Back on Balance Transfers w/ no fee
    My wife received this offer in the mail today but the link is public. I know most of us don't carry balances but this is really good for anyone who does and meets the criteria for membership. https://www.ucreditu.com/VisaCashBack Membership requireme…
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 3:36am -
  • [Targeted] Capital One Venture 50k miles /3k spend in 3 months.
    http://imgur.com/a/vDSEi Got this in the mail today. I've seen the 40k offer before and looking at offer charts I don't see one this high before, so thought I'd share. submitted by /u/snorkage [link] [comments]
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 11:19pm -

Dan's Deals

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  • newThe credit card rewards that entice people to apply the most are?
    Credit card rewards are awesome.  It’s the number one (or only) reason to pay for purchases instead of using a debit card or cash.  Because...The post The credit card rewards that entice people to apply the most are? appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 22 hours ago May 24, 2017, 2:05pm -
  • newWhat to Do if You’re in the Bathroom During Severe Turbulence
    TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen recently did a piece (above) on how to stay safe when dangerous turbulence hits your plane. It’s an informative segment, especially...The post What to Do if You’re in the Bathroom During S…
    - 23 hours ago May 24, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of May 24, 2017
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: American Airlines tweaks upgrade process for elite fliers US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 24, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 24 hours ago May 24, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Wade Ueoka
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Wade Ueoka appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago May 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “50 States, 5,000 Ideas”
    If you’re thinking about going on a road trip or driving across the country this summer, check out this richly illustrated book from the travel...The post Travel Book of the Week: “50 States, 5,000 Ideas” appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • The Travel Adapter and Voltage Converter That Works in 150 Countries
    If you’re planning to head overseas this summer, I bet you’re worried about not blowing your electrical devices. BESTEK’s Universal Travel Adapter and Voltage Converter...The post The Travel Adapter and Voltage Converter That Works in 150 Coun…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 9:30pm -
  • Video: 30 Things You Didn’t Know About the Oceans
    If you like trivia-tastic information, check out Mental Floss‘ John Green as he shares some fascinating facts about our oceans! In fact, this six-minute video...The post Video: 30 Things You Didn’t Know About the Oceans appeared first on Johnny…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • What Happened on This Day in History?
    Here’s an interesting website for history buffs or travelers that want to know what took place on a certain day. History‘s “This Day in History” page allows...The post What Happened on This Day in History? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 6:30pm -
  • The Free App With On-Demand Roadside Assistance
    I’ve been an AAA member for over a dozen years, but since I’ve only used them once in that time and my new car comes...The post The Free App With On-Demand Roadside Assistance appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Ask a Pilot with Spencer: Airplane Retirement, Part 1
    In our Ask a Pilot series, pilot Spencer Marker answers one of your aviation-related questions each week. See past installments here and submit your own to...The post Ask a Pilot with Spencer: Airplane Retirement, Part 1 appeared first on Johnny Je…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2017, 3:00pm -

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