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The Points Guy

  • newCEOs of Delta, United and American Place Ad Urging Trump to Take Action on Qatar Feud
    The three US legacy carriers can’t let go of their feud with Qatar Airways. On Tuesday, the CEOs of Delta, United and American Airlines took out a full-page advertisement in both The New York Times and The New York Post that urged President Donald…
    - 20 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:30pm -
  • new12 Stops to Make on Your Southern California Family Road Trip
    We’re all California dreamin’ once in a while, so when the Golden State calls you for a visit, bring along this handy list of hot spots for a family road trip with kids stretching from San Diego to Santa Barbara. One caveat: There is so much to d…
    - 50 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newCredit Card Review: CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard
    Many top US airlines offer a cobranded card option to help customers find the most value with their respective loyalty programs. These days, it’s not enough to focus on just one loyalty program. It’s important to keep your options open so you can…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • newWhich London Airport Will JetBlue Fly To?
    JetBlue’s recent announcement that in 2021 it will begin flying to London from both New York JFK and Boston has made waves. The expectation is that JetBlue will do to the North Atlantic market what it already did to the US transcon a few years ago…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:46pm -
  • newANA Flying Honu A380 Touches Down in Honolulu for the First Time
    All Nippon Airways’ much-anticipated service between Tokyo and Honolulu, with its new A380s in special Honu livery, is one step closer. Ahead of the May 24 start, one of the three A380s completed the first two round-trip test flights between Tokyo…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newThere Is Now a Loyalty Program for Your Summer Beach Reads
    Just in time to accumulate books for your summer reading list, Penguin Random House has announced it’s launching a customer rewards program. Consider it the grownup version of your local library’s summer reading club from when you were a kid, but…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newShould You Select a Bulkhead Seat When Traveling With a Baby?
    As someone who has flown more than a million miles, largely by myself or with my wife, I recently flew cross country for the first time with our adopted newborn. On one flight, I selected the bulkhead row, while I opted for a row just behind the bulk…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • newWhy You Won’t Be Flying Russian or Chinese Planes Soon
    Boeing and Airbus. Embraer and Bombardier. A large chunk of aircraft manufacturing is dominated by duopolies. And even within the duopolies, competition is limited. Despite the prolonged grounding of the 737 MAX, the prevailing wisdom is that Boeing…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • newMommy Points: The Balancing Act of Work Travel as a Parent
    “Mom, why weren’t you at my school party today? All the other moms were there.” I was hoping she wouldn’t notice. I was hoping that there wouldn’t be a critical mass of parents who came, so that my absence wouldn’t be so obvious. Or maybe…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 4:40pm -
  • newHere’s How United Recycles the Amenity Kits Left on Board
    Not sure what to do with your amenity kit after an international flight on United? It’s safe to leave it behind. This week, United pulled together 200 volunteers in its downtown Chicago headquarters to take part in the latest chapter of its Eco-ski…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 4:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newImpressions Of Beirut, Lebanon
    I just wrapped up an incredible three days in Beirut (well, minus the airport experience), and wanted to share my impressions of the city and surrounding area.While I'm more of a fan of nature than cities, Beirut has been on my top five list of citi…
    - 47 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:03pm -
  • newBest Credit Card Duo For Maximizing Points
    There are a lot of great credit cards out there. Personally I have 25 at the moment. While I know some people are like me in terms of how many cards they have, I know other people say "I don't want that many cards, I could never keep track of them. G…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newBeirut Airport: Absolutely Awful
    When I mentioned on the blog I was going to Beirut, there were two main themes in terms of reader comments:-- Beirut is awesome, you'll have a great time-- Beirut Airport is the worst thing in the worldPrior to visiting I believed the first point,…
    - 5 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 4:03pm -
  • newReview: Park Hyatt Saigon
    When it came time to book our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, I didn't even look beyond the Park Hyatt Saigon. Ben had stayed there a few years ago and raved about it (though never wrote a full review), and the location seemed perfect for our purposes.Bo…
    - 6 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 2:33pm -
  • newChase Ink Bonus Categories: Everything You Need To Know
    Chase has what I'd consider to be the best portfolio of business credit cards, which offer everything I look for in cards — great welcome bonuses, big spending category bonuses, and useful perks.One of my favorite things about these cards is how t…
    - 8 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 1:05pm -
  • newPassenger Shares What It Was Like On American Plane That Had Wing Strike On Takeoff
    Yesterday I shared the story of what happened to an American Airlines A321 last week that was scheduled to fly from New York to Los Angeles. Immediately after takeoff the plane banked uncontrollably 45 degrees to the left, causing the wing to strike…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 11:03am -
  • Problems With Etihad Transfers From Amex & Citi (Fully Resolved)
    As an update to this post from a couple of weeks ago, points transfers from Amex and Citi to Etihad Guest are once again working as they should.The issue with Amex was resolved last week, and the issue with Citi is now resolved as well.Below is the…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 8:20pm -
  • 7 Underrated Credit Cards To Consider
    Understandably (and justifiably) there are some cards that have become extremely popular, that just about anyone who is into miles & points has in their wallet. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card come to mind (a…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 6:29pm -
  • United Airlines Threatens To Stop Selling Flights Through Expedia
    Travel providers have long had a love-hate relationship with online travel agencies like Expedia. Historically both airlines and hotels have relied on these third-party booking sites to sell their seats and rooms, yet they've also done everything the…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 4:35pm -
  • 6 Great Opportunities To Buy Points
    We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirational redemptions.At the moment we're seeing several loyalty programs offering great de…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 3:30pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newBest Fee-Free Travel Credit Card
    In response to my recent post “What is the best credit card?” a reader pointed out that I should have included the Wells Fargo Propel card on the list.  I agree, but for one thing: even though the Propel is issued by Wells Fargo, it’s an Amex…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 10:39am -
  • new50K business class to/from Europe on Delta w/ Virgin Atlantic
    Delta SkyMiles is out with another flash sale, offering business class flights to Europe on a number of routes from August into September for 128,000 SkyMiles round trip. While that’s a good deal for Delta SkyMiles if you’re flush with those mil…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 1:15am -
  • new10% back at Staples (up to $6 back) w/ new targeted Chase Offer
    Check your Chase Mobile app for a new targeted Chase Offer good for 10% back at Staples. You can only get a maximum of $6 back — so your max purchase price is $60 to get this bonus. Still, that might be worthwhile in conjunction with next week’…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 18, 2019, 11:01pm -
  • Easy 5x: Staples fee-free $200 Mastercard gift cards next week
    Staples has released its weekly add and this Sunday will be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee. Note that this time there is a limit of one per customer or transaction. The Deal Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gi…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 11:28am -
  • Strengths of Qantas for AA redemptions
    Last year, I wrote a post about a sweet-spot that had been hiding in plain sight on me in the Iberia award chart (See: From 11K RT on American: A sweet spot for North American flight redemptions). At the time, I was pretty excited about using Iberia…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 10:38am -
  • Using National Car Rental free days for one-way car rentals [Sweet-spot spotlight]
    One-way car rentals are often quite expensive, which can make them a great use of rental car rewards such as National Car Rental free days. While this can also be true with other rental companies, it can be especially relevant with National given th…
    - 2 days ago Apr 18, 2019, 12:42am -
  • $300 Visa Gift Cards Now Back In Stock At Staples.com
    Update 4/17/19: Visa gift cards are back in stock and can be added to your cart successfully. They seem to have been going in and out of stock for several days, so if they’re out of stock when you try, check again later. Update: The $300 denominati…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 11:58pm -
  • 3% back at Staples with Dosh
    The Dosh app is offering 3% cash back on purchases in-store at Staples. The Deal Get 3% cash back on in-store purchases at Staples via the Dosh app If you’re new to Dosh, feel free to sign up using one of our referral links. I’m not sure if…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 11:42pm -
  • Meijer stores carrying $500 Mastercard gift cards
    Midwest supercenter chain Meijer is now carrying variable-load $20-$500 Mastercard gift cards. I believe these are now available in all stores, whereas they had previously only been available in some stores. Reports even indicate that Meijer coupons…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 3:43pm -
  • On my mind (#Bonvoyed! edition)
    A few nights ago I overheard an elderly woman at a restaurant talking about Marriott: “Now they call it ‘Bonvoy’. I hate that name.”  Agreed.  We hate it too.  All of us.  Not only do we hate the name, but we hate the TV commercials where…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 10:39am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • The current Choice Privileges promotion is so stupid I expect it to become the norm
    I was rummaging around on my Hotel Promotions page (check it out if you have any upcoming stays; current promotions are running as late as June 4, 2019) and noticed some funny language in the terms and conditions of the current Choice Privileges prom…
    - 7 days ago Apr 12, 2019, 7:10pm -
  • What the New York Times got wrong about long-haul Amtrak travel
    Last week’s New York Times Magazine featured a long article about long-haul Amtrak travel that somehow managed to get almost everything wrong about the advantages and disadvantages of train travel. As a life-long enthusiast of train travel, I thoug…
    - 17 days ago Apr 2, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • Disputing derogatory remarks with Experian, a developing story
    If you entered the travel hacking game through the big credit card affiliate bloggers, you probably know that folks who rely on credit card signup bonuses to build their points balances closely monitor and protect their credit reports, sometimes goin…
    - 31 days ago Mar 19, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • When it rains it pours: ending the first quarter on a high note
    Earlier this month I’d started to notice that some of the promotions that had popped up fairly regularly in the past hadn’t shown up recently. No sooner did I wonder whether we were in for some dramatic shift in the rewards landscape…than the p…
    - 39 days ago Mar 11, 2019, 11:48pm -
  • Hyatt is burying Small Luxury Hotels, so keep an eye out for good values
    Over at Running with Miles, Charlie Barkowski has been doing yeoman’s work tracking the “Small Luxury Hotels” eligible for Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificates, meaning properties that cost up to 15,000 points per night. Check that out if…
    - 44 days ago Mar 6, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Four use cases for Hilton credit card spend
    Lately I’ve been mulling a series of posts by Nick Reyes over at Frequent Miler about the relative value of earning Hilton Honors points directly through credit card spend, versus purchasing them for 0.5 cents each during Hilton’s periodic point…
    - 57 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Top-tier Hilton properties eligible for the Aspire resort credit
    Thanks to lifecycle effects I haven’t taken as many sprawling international vacations as I did when my life was governed by the academic calendar, which has had the ancillary effect of nudging me towards somewhat more luxurious travel plans. To giv…
    - 81 days ago Jan 28, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Even more Hilton Honors IT nonsense
    Back in September, 2018, Robert Dwyer wrote at Milenomics about all the real and potential problems you might encounter redeeming Hilton Honors free weekend night certificates. Having re-read that post, I thought I was locked, loaded, and ready to re…
    - 86 days ago Jan 23, 2019, 10:59am -
  • The Hilton Honors Ascend American Express Priority Pass Membership "Year"
    Unlimited access to the Priority Pass network of airport lounges, which was long an afterthought compared to airline lounges and, more recently, the superb American Express Centurion lounges, has quietly become an impressive benefit of many super-pre…
    - 91 days ago Jan 18, 2019, 7:55pm -
  • East Coast Alaska Airlines companion fare strategies
    As I mentioned last week, In order to get to Maui and back I stitched together 3 legs using a single Alaska Airlines companion ticket. While folks on the West Coast are probably familiar with Alaska and their companion ticket, now that the merger wit…
    - 92 days ago Jan 17, 2019, 9:48pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Best Hiking Watch Under $100 – Our Top Budget Outdoor Watch Picks
    Choosing the best hiking watch under $100 can be a bit difficult if you’re new to this type of gear. While many watches have great features, there are several other important factors that can affect the quality of your hiking watch. Some watches ha…
    - 92 days ago Jan 18, 2019, 5:09am -
  • Bose QC25 vs QC35 II Headphones: What Are the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones?
    Weighing up the Bose QC25 vs QC35 II Headphones, both noise canceling earphones can vie for the tag ‘best Bose headphones’. If music is food for the soul, then the noise canceling headphones QC35, QC35II, and QC25 equally epitomize the adage. As…
    - 95 days ago Jan 15, 2019, 6:52am -
  • Best Commuter Backpacks for Work, Cycling and City Life
    Here are the best commuter backpacks to help you survive getting back and forth on your daily grind. If you commute to work every day, you probably already know the importance of a great backpack. The ideal commuter backpack is comfortable, spacious…
    - 97 days ago Jan 13, 2019, 4:13am -
  • Polypropylene vs Polycarbonate vs ABS Luggage: What’s the Best Luggage Material?
    There are three main types of hardside luggage materials to consider. These choices include polypropylene vs polycarbonate vs ABS Luggage — all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. Apart from what it’s made from, when choosing which…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 9:10pm -
  • Lojel Luggage Review: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying
    Simple luggage that still looks great and can last through any type of adventure can be hard to find. Luckily, there are a few brands out there that have created just these types of luggage sets. That’s why we’ve created out Lojel Luggage Review,…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 8:08pm -
  • Best Pocket Knife Sharpener – Getting the Sharpest Knife Edge
    If you are in the market for the best pocket knife sharpener, read through the following reviews to compare some of the top brands and see which one will work best for you. Depending on the type of knives you will be sharpening, some products might b…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 7:05pm -
  • Muck vs Bogs Boots – Comparison of the Best Rain Boots
    Wet socks – no one likes them, and it can be hard to avoid them if you don’t have the right footwear that keeps your feet dry. Here, we’ll discuss so of the best options including Muck vs Bogs boots, and what makes them the right choice for you…
    - Dec 19, 2018, 7:57am -
  • Best Binoculars Under $100 – Top Cheap Binoculars Picks
    Looking to purchase new binoculars on a budget, but not sure who to turn to for the best advice? This article breaks down everything you need to know for finding the best binoculars under $100. If you want to jump ahead, you can find our ranking of t…
    - Dec 19, 2018, 5:43am -
  • Revo Luggage Review: Detailed Buying Guide & Suitcase Comparison
    There are so many choices out there when it comes to luggage. Oftentimes, they are very expensive, which is fine for the traveling businessman who will get his money’s worth. But for the occasional traveler, it can be quite the sticker shock. Someo…
    - Dec 17, 2018, 2:44am -
  • Hiking vs Trekking: What’s Are The Differences?
    Hiking vs Trekking can be a bit confusing sometimes. The terms are thrown around loosely due to their similarity. Backpacking is yet another term that can be used for hiking vs trekking. The main difference with backpacking is that you carry a lar…
    - Dec 16, 2018, 7:01pm -

MileValue

  • How to Check Your Chase 5/24 Count
    A couple days ago I wrote a post clarifying the Chase 5/24 rule and it’s relationship to small business credit cards. A reader asked the following question in the comments: “How do I figure out if I can apply for the United Explore Card under the…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 6:25pm -
  • Clarifying Chase 5/24 in Relation to Business Cards
    Opening five credit cards within 24 months will render you ineligible for any further Chase credit cards, until that five number has dropped to, at the most, four credit cards within the last 24 months. While not published by the bank, the Chase 5/24…
    - 3 days ago Apr 16, 2019, 1:59pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: April 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 8 days ago Apr 11, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • United Drops Award Chart November 15
    United published some heavy-hitting changes to their loyalty program over the weekend. In a nutshell, United is following Delta down the path towards a totally revenue-based loyalty program. United has announced dynamic award pricing effective immedi…
    - 11 days ago Apr 8, 2019, 3:45pm -
  • Brazil Visa Requirements Waived for US Citizens
    Until mid March, Brazil required that all US Citizens visiting Brazil–even those visiting less than 90 days–obtain a visa that required both money and time to get. In 2018 Brazil made it easier to obtain by giving us the option to process the vis…
    - 15 days ago Apr 4, 2019, 2:03pm -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: April 2019
    If you don’t have the money to take your dream trips, the good news is that you don’t need much money. By maximizing the sign up bonuses on rewards cards, anyone with good credit can take a dream trip anywhere in the world. There are a lot of rea…
    - 17 days ago Apr 3, 2019, 2:29am -
  • I Was Just Approved for the United Business Card
    In January of 2018, I began a credit card fast that lasted for nine months. In other words, I stopped applying for new credit cards. At that point I had been cutoff from Chase credit cards for a long time, years, and was tired of it. I had opened a n…
    - 21 days ago Mar 30, 2019, 12:13am -
  • Tuscany Trip Report: Part III
    Today I’m going to wrap up a trip report I started with you guys back in January, on a three week adventure through Tuscany with my boyfriend and parents. If you haven’t read Parts I and II, I recommend doing so before reading today’s post. Tus…
    - 24 days ago Mar 27, 2019, 2:02am -
  • Free Giveaway: $200 Southwest Gift Card
    Giveaway time. I like Southwest for many reasons. You always get to fly with two checked bags for free. No other US carrier has that lenient of a domestic baggage policy. Flights booked with enough anticipation (or during frequent sales) can be super…
    - 25 days ago Mar 25, 2019, 9:50pm -
  • Sapphire Preferred Improves Offer to 60k
    Chase has increased the bonus on the Sapphire Preferred Card from 50,000 Ultimate Rewards to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards without increasing the minimum spending requirement which is still $4,000 within three months of account opening. The 50k bonus was w…
    - 31 days ago Mar 19, 2019, 8:15pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newLifeMiles Devalues Long-Distance Award Flights on United
    LifeMiles is an award program that has recently become a lot more accessible, so it’s also getting a lot more attention than it has in the past. While they’re best known for running periodic mileage sales (you can buy points for as little as 1.2…
    - 50 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newWorst Passenger of the Week: A Dangerous Precedent  
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week column, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory.
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newThis Man Was Stuck in an Airport for Nine Months
    A Syrian man who left his country in 2006 to work in the United Arab Emirates eventually found himself caught up in the instability caused by the Arab Spring. Hassan al Kontar eventually found himself stranded in Kuala Lumpur, but the kindness of a s…
    - 8 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newEmirates’ Plan to Reduce Flight Delays
    A major runway closure at Emirates’ Dubai International Airport hub will make operations a bit of a challenge from April 16th until the construction is projected to be completed by the end of May, but have no fear because the Gulf carrier has plans…
    - 12 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 9:00am -
  • newAir France-KLM Offers Free Flights to Notre Dame Workers
    In the aftermath of the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Air France-KLM is doing what it can to help aid the restoration efforts of the landmark—by providing free flights to anyone who is working with an official restoration p…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 18, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newThe Cleanest Airlines Have Been Unveiled
    Skytrax has revealed the globe's cleanest carriers as part of its World's Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness 2018 listings. ANA has taken the number one spot in the rankings, which saw passengers assess various parts of the airline cabin for cleanliness.…
    - 23 hours ago Apr 18, 2019, 9:35pm -
  • New Zealand Is Requiring Visitors To Get A (Sort Of) Visa
    It’s soon going to take more money and more paperwork to visit New Zealand. The government of New Zealand just announced a new process for entry called the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). What does that mean for travelers? It essentially means t…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • Cabin Crew Lets Passenger Play for Overhead Bin Space
    A flight attendant on a recent Delta Airlines flight struck a unique bargain with a flyer who was resistant to check his valuable antique violin even though there was no space in the overhead bins. The cabin crew member suggested that the world-renow…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Would You Like to Be (Discreetly) Weighed Before You Board?
    Aircraft tell how much passenger weight they're carrying (and make fuel calculations) by assigning the same weight to every passenger. But a new startup has come up with a way to find out exactly how much each passenger weighs so that airlines can co…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • You Can Now Use Frequent Flier Miles In Google Pay
    A new Google Pay feature might just make booking hotels and airline tickets more of a one-step affair. According to media reports, the Android-based payment app is testing a new update that will give users automatic access to frequent flyer accounts,…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 9:00am -

Travel is Free

  • newBest Category 1 & 2 Hilton Honors Hotels
    Of all the hotel programs, Hilton Honors has the larges […]The post Best Category 1 & 2 Hilton Honors Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 26 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:24pm -
  • Complete Map of IHG Rewards Hotels
    Updated: April 17, 2019 Here is the IHG Rewards Complet […]The post Complete Map of IHG Rewards Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • Complete Guide To United Stopover Tricks
    While I have gone over a lot of my findings on United S […]The post Complete Guide To United Stopover Tricks appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 3 days ago Apr 16, 2019, 4:50pm -
  • Announcing The New Delta SkyMiles Calculator
    While we just launched the Delta Miles Award Chart, tha […]The post Announcing The New Delta SkyMiles Calculator appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 4 days ago Apr 15, 2019, 8:03pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • My 21 Favorite Places to Visit in Colombia
    Posted: 4/18/2019 | April 18th, 2019 From the blue waters of Tayrona National Park, the sweeping views of the Cocora Valley, and the ruins of San Agustín, Tierradentro, and the Lost City, to the white colonial buildings of Popayán and the hustle an…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • How to Spend Your Time in Tokyo: A Suggested Itinerary for 2019
    Posted: 4/25/2019 | April 15th, 2019 Tokyo is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It’s fast-paced, futuristic, and bursting with weird and wonderful activities to keep you busy, including gorgeous shrines, palaces, and temples; hip clubs a…
    - 4 days ago Apr 15, 2019, 12:14pm -
  • What Kind of Backpacker Are You?
    Updated: 4/8/2019 | Originally Posted: 07/29/2009 Note: So much has changed since I originally wrote this post 10 years ago (also, isn’t it crazy that I’ve been blogging for so long?) that I thought that this funny little article needed an update…
    - 11 days ago Apr 8, 2019, 10:00am -
  • The Atlas of Happiness: Discovering the World’s Secret to Happiness with Helen Russell
    Posted: 4/4/2019 | April 4th, 2019 A few years ago, I read the book The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. I think it originally came up as a suggested book on Amazon. I can’t fully remember. But, I stuck it in my queue, ordered it, and it s…
    - 15 days ago Apr 4, 2019, 11:09am -
  • So, I Got Stabbed in Colombia
    Posted: 4/2/2019 | April 2nd, 2019 Editor’s Note: I wavered on writing about this for a long time since I didn’t want to put people off on Colombia or perpetuate the myth that danger lurks around every corner. As you can tell from my posts here,…
    - 17 days ago Apr 2, 2019, 12:30pm -
  • 20 Things to See and Do in Bogotá
    Posted: 03/25/2019 | March 25th, 2019 The capital of Colombia, Bogotá was the home to the region’s indigenous people, the Muisca, when the Spanish came around plundering gold and resources, and it’s been the country’s main city ever since. Bef…
    - 25 days ago Mar 25, 2019, 10:04am -
  • Life in Paris: One Month Down
    Posted: 3/21/2019 | March 21st, 2019 It’s been exactly one month since I moved to Paris. During that time, it’s been nonstop wine, cheese, brasseries, influencer meetups, fashionable social events, writer salons, museums, picnics, and late-night…
    - 29 days ago Mar 21, 2019, 12:10pm -
  • My 8 Favorite Hostels in Medellín in 2019
    Posted: 3/19/2019 | March 19th, 2019 There are a lot of hostels in Medellín. As “gringo central” for Colombia, you can’t walk five feet without coming across one, with majority located in El Pablado (Gringoland) and Laureles (up-and-coming Gri…
    - 31 days ago Mar 19, 2019, 10:00am -
  • This is Not Your Parents’ Colombia
    Posted: 3/14/2019 | March 14th, 2019 Colombia’s troubled past – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a long shadow that still reaches to today. The country is still viewed by many as a place where danger lurks around every corn…
    - 36 days ago Mar 14, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Visiting Budapest: Suggested Itinerary, What to See & Do, and Where to Stay
    Posted: 3/13/2019 | March 13th, 2019 Before I first visited, I imagined Budapest to be this rundown former Communist capital with little to do. But I was wrong. Dead wrong. Budapest turned out to be a vibrant city with a rich history, beautiful parks…
    - 37 days ago Mar 13, 2019, 3:29pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 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 -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • April 2019
    At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called a health food restaurant…
    - 19 days ago Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incredibly romant…
    - 50 days ago Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts will proba…
    - 77 days ago Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -
  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - 98 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - 99 days ago Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Thank You Note
    Dear Fellow Nerds: What’s more teary-eyed than a roomful of millennials watching puppy videos on Youtube? This guy. (Damn, that made no sense) Emotions are weird, right? You really can’t plan or prepare for them…they just kind of show up. Man,…
    - Jan 9, 2019, 10:15am -
  • The State Of Miles And Points
    No way to let this final week pass without sharing some thoughts on the current state of this game. The first (and most important) question – Is this hobby dead? Of course not. If there are points to be earned, there’s still a game to be played.…
    - Jan 8, 2019, 10:22am -
  • Regrets. I Have A Few.
    This chapter of “Nerdy Weirdo Says Goodbye” was supposed to be about my biggest missteps here. Those are coming. But I need to respond to something and am clueless how to do it appropriately. Friday’s post was extremely meaningful to me. Dim bu…
    - Jan 7, 2019, 10:20am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 4
    Where I Come From Everyone has a story, right? Most of you have been loyal readers for years. And, since 2011, you’ve heard from “MileNerd” here. No pictures of me as the blog logo. Today, with one of my final posts, I’d like to talk about wh…
    - Jan 4, 2019, 10:15am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 3
    Blogging Other than “What card should I get,” the question I got asked most over the last 8 years was… “I’m going to start a blog. Do you have any tips?” To be honest, I never knew what to say. So, I’ll try to sneak this answer in here…
    - Jan 3, 2019, 10:03am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newEbay Coupon Discount Promotion: $10 Off $30 Purchase (Targeted)
    To help you save, eBay is having a promotion where you can get $10 off your $30 or more purchase! To get this offer just check your email to see if you have been targeted for this deal. This promotion is available until April 23, 2019! Don’t miss o…
    - 35 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:15pm -
  • newVectra Bank Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (CO)
    For affiliated employees of Vectra Bank in Colorado, Vectra Bank is offering $150 bonus when you open an qualifying checking account and meet all the requirements by April 30, 2019. To get started, sign up for a qualifying checking account before Ap…
    - 35 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:15pm -
  • newSam’s Club Gift Card Promotion: Up To 25% Off Gift Cards
    You know buying most things in bulk will save you money, but did you know that you can also buy gift cards in bulk and save money that way as well? At Sam’s Club, they offer great deals on gift cards where you can get discounted gift cards to spend…
    - 46 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:04pm -
  • newRiver Region Credit Union Youth Savings Promotion: $25 Bonus (MO)
    River Region Credit Union is offering residents of Missouri a $25 bonus when you open a Youth Savings Account and meet all the requirements by April 30, 2019. To get started, simply come in to a location and open a Join with Coins Savings Account for…
    - 50 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newIberia Promotion: Get 50% Bonus Avios Points
    From time to time, Iberia hosts promotions for its Iberia Plus members to gain extra Avios. These promotions are an easy way to earn themselves bonus miles for purchases they’d make regardless of the promotion.This promotion, they’re offering cus…
    - 50 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newRising Bank CD Promotion: 2.85% APY 1-Year, 2.85% APY 18-Month CD Rate Special (Nationwide)
    If you are a resident nationwide and currently looking for great savings rates, then make sure you keep reading. Rising Bank has wide array of products to meet your individual needs. They are proud to be a financial institution that is big enough to…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:48pm -
  • neweBay Daily Deals Promotion: Save 73% on Samsonite Pivot 3 Piece Set, Save 70% on Dyson V6 Fluffy Cordless Vacuum and More!
    If you are an active eBay shopper, you know how crucial it is to take advantage of the eBay Daily Deals. You can find a large variety of items and products with low prices that are updated daily. Today’s deal of the day gives you an opportunity to…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:46pm -
  • newCommunity Choice Credit Union Referral Promotion: $25 Bonus (MI)
    Community Choice Credit Union is offering residents of Michigan a $25 bonus when they refer friends and family to bank with them. To acquire the bonus, simply spread the word of Community Choice Credit Union to your friends and family members. Additi…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:45pm -
  • newHelzberg Diamonds Promotion: Save Up To $400 w/ Promo Code CONGRATS
    Right now, Helzberg Diamonds is having a promotion through their flash sale where you can Save up to $400  when you use the promo code CONGRATS at checkout! This deal will only be valid for a limited time and there’s no limit to what you can sav…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:45pm -
  • newWyHy Credit Union Youth Savings Promotion: $50 Bonus (WY)
    WyHy Credit Union is offering residents of Wyoming a $50 bonus when you open a Youth Savings Account and meet all the requirements. To get started, come in to a WyHy Credit Union and open a Youth Savings Account for a child aged 17 or less. A minimum…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:30pm -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: I Flew Ryanair and Liked it
    Ryanair has a bad rap, after all they really are the cream of the crop, bottom feeder, ultra-low fare leader airline. Ryanair charges passengers for everything! They are the leader in unbundling airfares and had lead the race to the bottom. One can a…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:02pm -
  • newReview: American First Class Amenity Kit (2019)
    American revamped its amenity kits for their premium cabins in early 2019. I’ve already reviewed the Business Class and Premium Economy kits.  Now here is a review of the American First Class amenity kit. American maintains a first class cabin on…
    - 7 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • newDelta Offering Gift Cards for Seat Upgrades
    Here’s an interesting new twist when it comes to airlines selling seat upgrades in advance.  Delta arguably started the trend of really trying to sell premium seats, rather than giving away upgrades.  (Much to the chagrin of SkyMiles Medallion me…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Which Alliance Airlines Have I Flown?
    I’ve seen a few posts recently tracking how many alliance members people have flown. I’m admittedly pretty geeky about tracking my travel. Intrigued bt this, I decided to put this together for myself. Several years ago I wrote about some exotic a…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Reflections on My Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral
    Over lunch on Monday, I saw the horrific news of the fire at the iconic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.  We’ve since seen images of the devastation of the cathedral’s storied roof and interior.  Today, I recollect a visit my wife and I made to…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • How to Earn Business Travel Rewards with SnapTravel
    SnapTravel is a new online travel agency (OTA) that offers lower hotel rates for leisure travelers and is launching a business traveler program that promises the highest cash back in the industry. What’s unusual is that it’s integrated into multi…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Alaska Airlines Sale: 3-Day Discount on Award Travel
    Have you been thinking about a vacation but don’t have enough miles? Or do you just want to get away and enjoy spring break somewhere warm? If so Alaska Airlines is having a three day flash sale, with awards prices that cannot be beat. The discount…
    - 3 days ago Apr 16, 2019, 4:46pm -
  • Review: Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa in Tulum, Mexico
    The Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa in Tulum, Mexico, is an all-inclusive resort located on the eastern coast of Mexico. Situated along the Riviera Maya, the resort offers guests an all-inclusive experience with all your meals, drinks and activities incl…
    - 3 days ago Apr 16, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Get Double Hyatt Points at Most Las Vegas MGM Hotels
    Between April 15 and July 31, 2019, World of Hyatt is offering extra points when you stay at MGM resort hotels in Las Vegas. You can get up to twice as many points at most properties, or a 50% bonus on some cheaper options. In order to participate yo…
    - 4 days ago Apr 15, 2019, 5:35pm -
  • Don’t Use Membership Rewards Points to Pay Your Taxes!
    Happy Tax Day! If you waited until the last minute to pay your taxes, you might be facing an unpleasant balance due.  Perhaps capitalizing on the panic, several tax payment services suggest a “special offer” to use Membership Rewards Points to p…
    - 4 days ago Apr 15, 2019, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newKickstarter: CUBEPACKS | Packing Cubes That Transform Into Packs
    Only a few days left to back this packing cube system that bills itself as packing cubes that transform into packs. You need to book by Tuesday before ...
    - 20 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:30pm -
  • newCustoms Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags
    A customs agent assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested Thursday for taking cash from bags of passengers he was supposed to be inspecting.Joseph Cialone, who lives in East Meadow, New York, admitted according to the criminal c…
    - 26 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:24pm -
  • new(More People Targeted) Some Are Seeing Upgrade Offers For Ascend Card, 150K Hilton Points!
    American Express is targeting some customers who have the no fee Hilton card with an offer to upgrade to Hilton Ascend and get 150,000 points.The post (More People Targeted) Some Are Seeing Upgrade Offers For Ascend Card, 150K Hilton Points! appeare…
    - 44 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:06pm -
  • newImpressions Of Beirut, Lebanon
    I just wrapped up an incredible three days in Beirut (well, minus the airport experience), and wanted to share my impressions of the city and surrounding area.While I'm more of a fan of nature than cities, Beirut has been on my top five list of citi…
    - 47 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:03pm -
  • newHotel Review: Kimpton Eventi New York City
    I recently shared details about what I booked with my last uncapped IHG anniversary free night. Last year, I used my free night for a stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. After the stay, I felt the property was worth writing a review abo…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • newDeal Roundup: Save at Hooters, Burger King, Lowes’, Rite Aid and More, Visa Gift Card Deal, Earn Uber Cash
    Here’s some new deals that we’ve come across in the last two days. Hopefully you’ll find some of them useful.The post Deal Roundup: Save at Hooters, Burger King, Lowes’, Rite Aid and More, Visa Gift Card Deal, Earn Uber Cash appeared first o…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:11pm -
  • newNova Parceria TudoAzul e Rentcars.com – Acúmulo Extra de Pontos
    A partir desta semana, participantes do TudoAzul que alugarem carros pela Rentcars.com poderão acumular pontos no programa de vantagens da Azul. A novidade faz parte da parceria assinada entre as empresas. Em comemoração ao lançamento do acordo,…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:02pm -
  • newWhy Starbucks Rewards Devalued Again and ‘Gate Lice’ Goes Mainstream
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Why Starbucks Rewards Devalued Again and ‘Gate Lice’ Goes Mainstream..…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:34pm -
  • newAn Update On The New Andaz West Hollywood ‘Destination Fee’
    Last month I noticed that one of my preferred hotels in Los Angeles, the Andaz West Hollywood, had quietly introduced a $23.10 destination fee for all non-award bookings (award bookings appeared to have escaped the fee) and I managed to get the Andaz…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newBest Western Amedia Prague $39 night earned free night
    Sometimes I find the simplest promotions offer great value. Best Western Rewards free night after 2 stays promotion from February 4 to April 14, 2019 was limited to only one free night for two stays. U.S. resident members of Best Western Rewards coul…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:17pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Out of Office Notice
    Hi all, I’m going to be spending a week or so away, so posts will be few, far between or non-existent. Have a great week! Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMailers, check yo…
    - 5 days ago Apr 14, 2019, 12:13pm -
  • Getting Free Money From The Airlines For Volunteering
    This morning, I packed up my family of four to go from Boston to Orlando, by way of Atlanta (As the old saying goes, it doesn’t matter whether you’re going to heaven or hell. You still have to change planes in Atlanta.). And, to my utter delight,…
    - 6 days ago Apr 13, 2019, 3:42pm -
  • Airline Lounges: Your Airport Escape
    Let’s face it: Airports, particularly American airports, are not fun places to hang out. There are rude people, little comfort and exorbitant prices. But having access to a lounge can make the time fly by. Airport Lounges There are two types of air…
    - 10 days ago Apr 9, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Discover Deals Are Dead
    I’ll end the week with some sad news, although it really isn’t news, since it happened six months ago. Discover Deals are dead.* Discover Deals Have Ended At the end of October, Discover folded its “Discover Deals (DD)” program. DD was a cash…
    - 14 days ago Apr 5, 2019, 7:03pm -
  • Finding The Best Seat On Your Flight
    One of the most common questions that I see about flights is regarding which seat to book. Nobody wants to get stuck in the middle seat in front of the lavatory, of course, but how do you know which one has less legroom or limited seat recline. Sever…
    - 17 days ago Apr 2, 2019, 3:13pm -
  • Wow Airlines Shuts Down Operations
    Last week, the inevitable happened, as Wow Airlines announced that it was ceasing operations. It happened overnight, as passengers woke up to a notice on the website. Over 1,000 passengers were stranded and advised to ask for “rescue fares” from…
    - 19 days ago Mar 31, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • More Fun In The World Of Travel…
    I haven’t been posting as frequently, as I make some changes to the site, but that doesn’t stop the world of travel from going on. Here are a few of the fun things that I have missed. Wrong Way BA, ftw… A British Airways flight caused a little…
    - 22 days ago Mar 28, 2019, 2:51pm -
  • Should You Buy Miles From United?
    Well, maybe. Selling miles is an easy way for airlines to make some quick cash. Since there is no governor on mileage inflation, if too many miles get sold, they’ll simply raise amount of miles that a ticket costs. Apparently, it’s that time of y…
    - 25 days ago Mar 25, 2019, 5:11pm -
  • Should You Buy Miles Directly From American?
    If you don’t have enough miles for your next great trip, the airlines are always happy to sell you the difference. Usually, the amount that they charge you per mile is punitive. In other words, the cost of the miles greatly exceeds their value. Som…
    - 28 days ago Mar 22, 2019, 12:52pm -
  • Starbucks “Enhances” Rewards Program
    Uh oh. Today, I got an email from Starbucks about the rewards program. The headline, of course, is a positive one. More choices for rewards, starting April 16. And what could be bad about more choices? More Rewards, Less Value The problem with these…
    - 31 days ago Mar 19, 2019, 9:26pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • HOTEL REVIEW: WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS
    The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas was previously managed by Mandarin Oriental and I stayed there then, just over a year ago. There was much to be desired in my hotel review for that stay. Since I had a Hilton Weekend Night Certificate from my Hilton AME…
    - 77 days ago Feb 2, 2019, 12:20am -
  • oneworld alliance turns 20 years old, will introduce new branded lounges
    Launched on February 1, 1999, the oneworld alliance (the third largest alliance) turns 20 years old today and has unveiled its new “Travel Bright” tagline and brand positioning for its airport lounges. Its member airlines include American Airl…
    - 77 days ago Feb 1, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Pet Peeves in Hotels. Yours? Mine.
    Every travel has pet peeves, some are airline related, but a number of them are hotel related. When a hotel property gets it right—a customer will choose to stay repeatedly. Get it wrong and your first visit will be your last. Here are a few things…
    - Dec 31, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • As Low as 128,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe in Business Class: Delta One Day Sale December 21 2018
    Redeem as few as 128,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the Delta One class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $35.00 and $310.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Europe from Friday, F…
    - Dec 21, 2018, 10:36pm -
  • Round Trip: As Low as 54,000 SkyMiles To or From South Africa; 28,000 SkyMiles To or From London: Delta Air Lines Days of Deals Sale Winter Edition 2018
    You can redeem as few as 54,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $40.00 and $200.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and South Africa fro…
    - Dec 12, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • Rules of Travel (Unwritten ) for all Passengers
    The rules of travel. There are rules and then there are the unwritten rules of travel. We’re most familiar with the written rules such liquid limits at airport security and how many bags are free. But the unwritten rules are the ones that the “…
    - Nov 28, 2018, 9:44pm -
  • Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
    Despite the popularity of its bigger sibling (the Sapphire Reserve credit card), the Sapphire Preferred remains a great alternative for all travelers. When I first became interested in points and miles the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the one card th…
    - Nov 27, 2018, 12:28am -
  • Airport Security Beverages: chug or throw?
    During travel this time of year we often have that chill-reducing Starbucks or other hydration drink in hand. While we know we can’t bring liquids through airport security (repeat after me—we do know this, right?) which includes bottles of wate…
    - Nov 23, 2018, 11:55pm -
  • T-Mobile $5 International Roaming: Worth Buying When Traveling Abroad?
    T-Mobile’s free international roaming plan is no stranger to being raved about. It offers unlimited texting and “data at up to 2G speeds in 210+ countries”.  When traveling abroad and don’t have the interest or experience in swapping S…
    - Nov 16, 2018, 9:13pm -
  • Discounted Airport Lounge Access and Double Norwegian CashPoints
    Norwegian Reward and No1 Lounges are back again with an offer for discounted airport lounge access which earn double Norwegian CashPoints as well. This applies only to lounges located in these UK airports: Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Heath…
    - Nov 15, 2018, 10:33pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newHHonors Transfer Bonus
    Apparently the current offer for HHonors bonus on MRP transfer is ending May 5th 2019. It took me several hops around Amex phone reps to get that information which didn't show in my account. My boost is 30%, pretty sizeable. I don't have a..…
    - 32 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • newreward booking, 1 person or 2 person?
    I found out there are 4000 points difference in booking for 1 person vs 2 person. I called HHonor to clarify and the CSR told me I need to state there are 2 occupants, or I might face problem/fee at check-in time.. My spouse is a Diamond...
    - 33 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:17pm -
  • newA330 retrofit
    Propose specific thread to A330 retrofit status. F-GZCA done F-GZCF done other 13 frames not yet started. Please correct if any more frame has been retrofitted in-between.
    - 43 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:07pm -
  • newSt. Regis SF: Astor Suite $180
    It appears that there are certain weekend nights in the near future where an Astor Suite at the St. Regis San Francisco is as low as $180 (it's not even a prepaid rate!). Not sure how widely available this is, but I'm pretty sure this won't last...
    - 50 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newAA to OneWorld protection on separate tickets
    Hi all, Ive read AA will protect the connection onto another OW carrier booked with separate tickets. I have a connection through JFK with a 5 hour layover to Iberia. Would I need to call AA in advance to let them know of the connection or does it...
    - 56 mins ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:54pm -
  • newCurrent State? Safe to book for June?
    Hello, currently looking at a round trip for 80k miles with the last flight segment being June 22nd. I've been reading various articles about Alitalia's current situation, and it seems that June 30, 2019 is the date the contingency loan extension.…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:49pm -
  • newBest way to cancel/re-book a Reward Flight?
    Hello all, my name is Angel and this is my very post on FlyerTalk! I've actually been lurking for several years, but I am now in need of your expert help! I have searched the forums, and could not find the answer/advice I seek. I need advice on...
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:18pm -
  • newKorean buffet in Toronto / GTA?
    I want a Korean buffet, in any price range, anywhere in Toronto or southern Ontario. I want to sample (small amounts) of *as many Korean dishes* as possible. I've seen reviews for some All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ places, but it doesn't look like..…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:15pm -
  • newHearing aid streamers - can they be used onboard?
    Hi Everyone This will be the first time flying for my 10 year olds new Bone Anchored Hearing Aids. In order to link them to any electronic device/inflight entertainment/t-loop system a streamer has to be used. My worry is the streamer will only.…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 7:14pm -
  • newReward Nights
    I am looking to use points for reward nights in another country (Europe). For most of the hotels and dates I am looking at, there are reward nights available. However, in most cases the rooms showing availability are only 1 bed. I’d prefer 2 doubl…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:58pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • new[Targeted] USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature $250 Bonus after $1000 MSR
    https://imgur.com/a/Icvctm1 submitted by /u/jarede312 [link] [comments]
    - 6 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 2:37pm -
  • newFrustration Friday Thread - Week of April 19, 2019
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? MS avenue dry up? Did you screw up getting a bonus? Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submitted by /u/Au…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - April 19, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - April 19, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 11 hours ago Apr 19, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of April 18, 2019
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - April 18, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - April 18, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 1 day ago Apr 18, 2019, 10:05am -
  • 2019 Churning Demographic Survey - RESULTS
    RESULTS Visualizations can be found here Non-percentage stats What is your age in years? Stat Result Average 30.65 Mode 28 Std. Dev 7.98 Household Income Stat Result Average $128,607 Mode $100,000 Std. Dev $101,675 X/24 Status Stat Result Average 7.6…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 2:19pm -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of April 17, 2019
    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…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - April 17, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 11:05am -

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    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Patricia B., who says: “Consider protecting toiletries, especially your toothbrush!...The post Think Before Leaving Your Toothbrush ou…
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  • How to Repel Mosquitos and Treat Mosquito Bites This Summer
    The weather is warming (slowly, in places like New York), and that means many around the country are looking ahead at mosquito season. To help you fight back, Mosquito Squad,...The post How to Repel Mosquitos and Treat Mosquito Bites This Summer app…
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  • 7 Best Credit Cards for Airline Status
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post 7 Best Credit Cards for Airline Status appeared first on Johnn…
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  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of April 17, 2019
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Jet Airways to suspend operations South Africa: Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions Flight Attendant Dumps a Tray of Drinks...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of April 17, 2019 appeared first on Jo…
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  • Travel Contests: Week of April 17, 2019
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a five-night trip for two to Sydney Win a relaxing vacation for two to Paradise Island Win two tickets to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in...The post Travel Contests: Week of April 17, 2019 appeared first on Jo…
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  • Does South Florida Have the Worst Drivers in the U.S.?
    This story was first posted on November 19, 2012. It was updated on April 17, 2019. When I arrived at the St. Regis Bal Harbour I posted a comment on...The post Does South Florida Have the Worst Drivers in the U.S.? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • A New Way to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep on a Plane
    When people ask me for help getting kids to fall asleep on a plane, my go-to gadget is the FlyTot (there’s now a new and improved 2.0 version). Well, my...The post A New Way to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep on a Plane appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • This Transportation Service That Guarantees Secure Carseats for Young Kids
    I’m quickly learning that traveling with kids isn’t easy, especially when we’re traveling by car and need a carseat. You’d think that the big ridesharing companies would offer cars with...The post This Transportation Service That Guarantees…
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  • Travel Book of the Week: “How Six Women Executives Steer the Cruise Industry Today” by Cindy Bertram
    Last week at SeaTrade in Miami, I met Cindy Bertram, author of “How Six Women Executives Steer the Cruise Industry Today.” Here’s the deal, per Amazon: “With the fast paced...The post Travel Book of the Week: “How Six Women Executives Stee…
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  • Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Sal Lavallo
    Sal Lavallo (sallavallo) At just 27-years old, Sal Lavallo has visited every country in the world. Condé Naste Traveler recently ran a piece on him in which he answered 193...The post Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Sal Lavallo appeared first on J…
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