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The Points Guy

  • newWashington, D.C. Adds Two New Michelin One-Star Restaurants
    In the second season of having its own Michelin Guide, Washington, D.C., just added two more one-star restaurants — Komi and Métier. Its list of nine other one-star restaurants and three two-star restaurants remains intact, for a total of 14 starr…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 11:30pm -
  • newDisney Theme Parks in Asia Continue to Draw Visitors
    Nothing is better than going to Disney as a kid (or any age, for that matter). It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Florida or California, you’re still in the most magical place on Earth whenever you’re on one of Disney’s properties. The M…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 11:00pm -
  • newFlight Review: Delta Comfort+ (757-200) From San Francisco to New York
    Delta Comfort+ is a great way to cross the country, particularly on a red-eye. The Pros: Priority boarding, improved amenities, more generous legroom, mood lighting and excellent in-flight entertainment. The Cons: A seat as unkind to your lower back…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US Cities to Iceland From $200 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…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:20pm -
  • newA Hawaii Judge Just Blocked President Trump’s Travel Ban, Again
    The latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban has been blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii, hours before it was scheduled to take effect on Wednesday. That means the ban, which had been announced last month, will not go into effect f…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:45pm -
  • newInside El Al’s New 787 Dreamliner On Its Debut from Newark
    El Al is excited about its future — really excited, thanks to its new Dreamliner aircraft. Israel’s flag-carrier airline is known for the subpar premium cabins on its 747, 767 and 777 widebodies, but the addition of the Boeing 787 is a huge upgr…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:10pm -
  • new17 Reasons Why I Love Traveling With My Dad
    In August, I took my Dad on a father/son trip to Egypt and Jordan, two countries neither of us had been to. The last time we had traveled internationally as a duo was in 2011 on a mileage run — in coach! — from New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO), Ista…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newTouring Delta One, Premium Select and Coach on Delta’s First Airbus A350
    Typically when an airline takes delivery of an entirely new type of aircraft, it takes some time to get up to speed before the plane’s ready to welcome passengers. Case in point: Delta and the Airbus A350. Delta Air Lines’ first A350 was delivere…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 6:25pm -
  • newWatch the Final Transatlantic Air Berlin Flight Buzz the Control Tower
    Monday morning, Air Berlin’s final transatlantic flight landed in Dusseldorf (DUS), but not before a wild stunt. It seems the pilot of Air Berlin flight #7001 wanted to single-handedly extend the long-haul operations of Air Berlin — if only by a…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 5:57pm -
  • newCapital One Launches Savor Card With 3% Cash Back on Dining
    A fixed rate for cash back and points earning was once the norm for credit cards — now, category bonuses are all the rage. And the new kid on the block, Capital One’s Savor card is an appealing option for foodies who want to score a bigger return…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 4:55pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newEtihad Downgrades Their Business Class Champagne
    It's sort of unbelievable the degree to which Etihad has been cost cutting lately. I can't think of another airline that has made cuts to their experience as frequently and severely as Etihad has, as they're trying to cost cut their way to profitabil…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 12:33am -
  • newOman Air Is Cutting Chauffeur Service For First & Business Class Passengers
    While Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar are the "big three" Gulf carriers that most people are probably familiar with, I'm also a huge fan of Oman Air. Not only is Oman an incredible country, but Oman Air has a phenomenal business class product (with Apex…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 12:00am -
  • newAirberlin Is Leaving Oneworld On October 28, 2017
    This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but is probably worth specifically pointing out nonetheless. We know that airberlin will be ceasing all operations by October 28, 2017 (they've already discontinued their longhaul routes), at which point Lu…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:37pm -
  • newLATAM Will Fly Between Boston and Sao Paulo
    Boston Airport has been experiencing a huge amount of longhaul growth the past few years, as the airport has gone from having just a couple of flights to Europe, to having over a dozen longhaul routes.However, one region to which they've been quite…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:12pm -
  • newDelta Is Improving Their International Economy Experience
    As much as I don't love what Delta does to their frequent flyer program, they do lead the way among the "big three" US carriers when it comes to their economy experience, ranging from introducing free inflight messaging, to free inflight entertainmen…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 7:47pm -
  • newVideo: Singapore Changi Airport Has A Simulated Terrorist Attack
    Airports are always preparing for the "worst case scenario," though typically the preparation happens behind the scenes. Well, in the case of Singapore Changi Airport they did a simulated terrorist attack training exercise early this morning, and it'…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 6:40pm -
  • newCapital One’s New No Annual Fee 3% Cashback Dining Card
    There's a new credit card in the market that may be interesting to those who spend a lot on dining. Meet the new Capital One Savor Card, which has no annual fee and offers 3% cashback on dining, 2% cashback on groceries, and 1% cashback on everything…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 5:59pm -
  • newAirberlin Had An Epic Aborted Landing On Their Last Transatlantic Flight
    Airberlin will be shutting down by October 28, though they operated their last longhaul flight on October 15, as their A330s are being repossessed. So airberlin's last longhaul flights landed in Dusseldorf on Monday morning (yesterday), October 16.W…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 5:01pm -
  • newIberia Is Adding Flights Between San Francisco And Madrid
    It has been a while since we've seen Iberia add a new route to the US, so this is pretty exciting. Iberia has announced that they're adding a seasonal summer flight between San Francisco and Madrid in 2018. The route will operate 3x weekly (Mondays,…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 4:23pm -
  • newOuch: Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits, Moves To Ryanair
    In May 2015, Christoph Mueller was hired as Malaysia Airlines' CEO, tasked with turning the airline around after the had two major crashes and was in a terrible financial situation. Just over a year later, in June 2016, he quit suddenly. Shortly afte…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 3:55pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newTop 5 Cat 5 Marriotts in the World
    Marriott provides many opportunities to earn free category 1-5 nights.  Their credit cards each offer a free cat 1-5 night per year.  They frequently run “Megabonus” promotions in which two stays results in 1 free cat 1-5 night (make sure to re…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newI used Amtrak points….for a train
    This morning, Greg wrote a post called, “Loyalty alchemy. Turn Amtrak coal into United gold, and more…“. In it, he explains how you can take advantage of some interesting transfer opportunities to turn Amtrak and Choice hotel points into United…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 1:59am -
  • newUnited to send out digital / downloadable club passes
    One of the benefits of the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card is 2 annual United Club passes. Those paper passes have always been mailed around your anniversary date. However, as has been reported elsewhere, Chase has started sending out mailers…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:57pm -
  • newEasy win: $20 VGC + $150 Best Buy Gift card for $150 at Simon Mall
    Simon Malls are offering a great deal this week: Buy $150 or more in Best Buy Gift Cards and get a bonus $20 Visa Gift Card. The advertisement says October 16-29, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this ends much sooner. The Deal Buy $150 in Best…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 2:55pm -
  • newBuy Avios for ~1.46 cents or less
    Loyalty Lobby reports a sale on Avios through a French website that might be a good deal depending on your use of the points (and how easily you could otherwise manufacture points). Packages are available that work out to 1.46 cents each or less, wh…
    - 23 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 12:56pm -
  • Loyalty alchemy. Turn Amtrak coal into United gold, and more…
    One of the things that has long fascinated me about points and miles is the fact that great opportunities are sometimes opened up by the ability to convert points from one program to another.  When Marriott bought Starwood and made it possible to co…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Fairmont free night certificates are posting
    Earlier this year, the Chase Fairmont Visa Signature card was discontinued (See: Bye bye Fairmont card. I hardly knew ya). Greg wrote about how to maximize value with credit card spend before this card was converted to the Chase Sapphire Preferred (S…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:16pm -
  • Australia from $688 RT nonstop from Los Angeles
    In today’s Thrifty Traveler Premium email, I noticed a nice deal to Australia — Qantas is offering direct flights nonstop on its new 787-9 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia from $693 round trip. As I explored dates, I found some dates tha…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 7:58pm -
  • Europe on major alliances from $400 round trip (from New York, Seattle, Chicago, & more)
    Over the weekend, prices have dropped to as low as $400 on flights to Europe from as soon as next month through as far out as next summer on major alliance flights (which means a free checked bag and seat selection in most cases). The Points Guy has…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:39pm -
  • How much is Delta Silver status worth?
    Silver status is Delta’s lowest elite tier.  To get Silver status, you need to fly 25,000 miles in a calendar year or fly 30 separate segments.  More accurately, you need to earn 25,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) or 30 MQSs.  MQMs can be…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:39am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • When did Hilton get so bad at processing award stays?
    I'm no thought leader in travel, so I'm not going to paint this as a symbolic or meaningful decline in the quality of the Hilton Honors program, but I had a pair of experiences this weekend that together formed one hell of a coincidence. My mom was v…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How might the World of Hyatt-Oasis partnership work?
    Via Travel with Grant, I saw the other day that World of Hyatt is planning to partner with a luxury home rental company called Oasis (and that you can use discount code "UnboundxHyatt" for a $100 discount if you book before October 31). Apparently a…
    - 8 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 9:59am -
  • About Delta Private Jets
    Last week I wrote about how I would think about earning Diamond Medallion status with Delta after the changes going into effect for Medallion Qualifying Dollars in January, 2018. I then quipped on Twitter that "If you're just a rich guy who wants Dia…
    - 12 days ago Oct 6, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How to plan out your last 2017 US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards redemptions
    I know my readers are some of the biggest fans of US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards cards, given their convenient bonus earning categories and potentially generous redemptions rates of up to 2 cents per Flexpoint when redeemed for paid airfare.On Janu…
    - 14 days ago Oct 4, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Thinking about the 2018 changes to Delta co-branded credit card MQD waivers
    I've been reading with interest about the recently-announced change to how Delta will handle Medallion Qualifying Dollar waivers starting with the 2019 qualification year (January 1, 2018). Frequent Miler has an interesting post from the perspective…
    - 21 days ago Sep 27, 2017, 7:51pm -
  • What to do when a Bank of America ATM eats your money orders
    Automated teller machines are so fully integrated into American life that it's sometimes difficult to remember just how marvelous the technology is. The fact that the global telecommunications infrastructure enables real-time connections to bank acco…
    - 26 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 9:35pm -
  • Travel hacking without manufactured spend
    I was having lunch with a travel hacker in my area the other day and we got to talking about different approaches to the game.My personal approach depends almost entirely on manufactured spend. I think it's fair to say that if every manufactured spen…
    - 29 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2017 4th quarter bonus categories
    It's that time again: time to register for quarterly bonus earnings on all your credit cards, including the ones you never use.Chase FreedomContinuing a pretty great streak of bonus earning categories, each Chase Freedom card you have will earn 5 Ul…
    - 32 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 12:07am -
  • Roundup of some current deals
    I hope everyone had a glorious Labor Day and marched in solidarity with our worker brothers and sisters around the country and around the world. There are quite a few minor deals I haven't bothered to post about yet so I thought I'd post a roundup of…
    - 42 days ago Sep 6, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Quick hit: changes to US Bank Flexpoint transfers
    In the last few years US Bank has made a number of negative tweaks to the Flexperks Travel Rewards Visa Signature card. They restricted the once-generous "grocery" bonus category to a more restrictive definition of "grocery stores." They limited the…
    - 48 days ago Aug 31, 2017, 9:59am -

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

  • newVote for MileValue as Best Miles & Points Blog
    MileValue was nominated by USA Today as the Best Miles-and-Points Blog. Through November 6, 2017 at noon ET, you can vote for MileValue here. You can vote once per day, just by clicking vote without having to give any personal information. Winning t…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:43pm -
  • newNew Iberia Route with Lots of Business Award Space for One
    Iberia, flag carrier of Spain, just announced a new seasonal route between Madrid and San Francisco that will operate between April 25 and September 28, 2018. Iberia currently flies to Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and New York City. Out of th…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:02pm -
  • $134+ Transcontinental Roundtrips on JetBlue, Travel Nov – Feb
    I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is design…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:41pm -
  • Rake in Tons of Marriott Points for Doing Almost Nothing
    Yesterday Marriott Rewards offered 1,000 bonus points for answering an NFL trivia question via replying to their Tweet. Where is the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Answer with #RewardsPoints before 8pm EDT on 10/15 and score 1,000 points if you get it ri…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards October 2017
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford To take your family on vacation To visit home for the holidays To earn big rewards…
    - 3 days ago Oct 15, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Southwest Will Fly to Hawaii in 2018
    Aloha! A few days ago Southwest announced that they will begin service to Hawaii from the mainland United States some time in 2018. Specific routes and when they begin have not been announced as Southwest is still awaiting government approval. This i…
    - 4 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • 30% Transfer Bonus: Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic
    Transfers of American Express Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic miles will have a 30% bonus through November 30, 2017. This is a fantastic deal that sets up a chance to book one way awards to Europe for 8,000 Membership Rewards+ $150. You must…
    - 5 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Avianca Publishes Cheaper Award Prices for Domestic Awards: But are they Theoretical?
    Avianca LifeMiles has introduced new (cheaper) award prices to fly shorthaul flights within the continental United States on United. Before, Avianca’s domestic award prices were market standard–12,500 miles one way from anywhere to anywhere. Now…
    - 6 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Another Great Amex Offer: Save $50 on Amazon
    We’ve been seeing a lot of valuable Amex offers for Amazon purchases lately, which I’m all for as we all probably spend on Amazon anyways. Free money. A few days ago I wrote about how you can get… 5,000 Membership Rewards for spending $99+ on a…
    - 7 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 4:54pm -
  • Who Should Get the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card?
    Edit 10/12/17: While the public sign up offer for this card is two free Tier 1 – 4 Ritz nights, reader James33 has shared that he was able to get Chase to raise that bonus to three free night certificates by asking them to match the three night off…
    - 7 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 12:30pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newMan Fined Only $17 for Hitting Woman on Flight
    On a recent flight from Antalya, Turkey to Ufa, Russia, a man became violent and punched his seatmate before being restrained by crew and passengers. The fine paid by the man for the incident was only $17, although authorities have allegedly put the…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:00am -
  • new“I’m Pulling My F***Ing White Card!” Video of Frontier Passenger’s Racist Tirade Emerges
    A Frontier passenger says that the angry racist diatribe unleashed on her by an intoxicated seat mate led to her hospitalization and a subsequent nervous breakdown. Shemekia Cannon did not have an especially pleasant Frontier Airlines flight from St.…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newQantas Takes Delivery of 787-9 Dreamliners for Nonstop Europe Flights
    On Monday, Australian airline Qantas received the first of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which precipitates the carrier’s plans to begin its first-ever nonstop flights to Europe from Australia in March of next year. “Given the tyranny of distan…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newAirbus Buys Bombardier
    Airbus and Bombardier have joined forces in a merger that’s likely to shake up the entire aviation industry. In an almost-bailout for Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier, Airbus has bought a majority stake in the company – though for no money…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newSecurity Interviews Await South Korean Flyers
    New TSA regulation requires questioning for U.S.-bound passengers starting in October Those flying from South Korea to the United States will soon face questions about their intentions and activities prior to departure. The Yonhap News Agency repor…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:35pm -
  • newPassenger Who Complained About Customer Service Denied Boarding on AA Flight
    Traveler Mike Thompson was charged a fee for his carry-on, which was then paid. Taking issue with the gate agent’s tone, Thompson pursued the matter and was denied boarding. A would-be American Airlines passenger who chose to carry on about his car…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:56pm -
  • newThe AirAsia Decompression – What the Crew Did Right
    An in-flight decompression is a terrifying and unlikely event. We’re led to believe quite the opposite when we watch the safety videos pre-flight: An attractive mother, bathed in flattering sunlight filtered in through the window of the airplane, s…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:45pm -
  • newPassengers, FAs Panic as Plane Drops 20,000 Feet
    Video footage shows passengers and flight attendants yelling and panicking as the aircraft plummeted 20,000 feet after losing cabin pressure during a recent AirAsia flight from Perth to Bali. The flight returned to Perth safely after the incident. T…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:29pm -
  • newPax Sues United After Seatmate Urinates “All Over” Him
    A New Jersey man is suing United Airlines because his seat mate peed on him during his flight from Newark to  Los Angeles. His suit alleges that his neighbor not only “aimed it” at him to “urinate all over” his leg, but that he was not allo…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 7:28pm -
  • Series Will Follow the Launch of New Airline Exclusively for Las Vegas High-Rollers
    A new web series titled “LVAir Rising” will allow viewers to follow in real time the launch of what is being billed as “the most expensive and luxurious air charter in history.” After nearly five years of planning, Las Vegas hotelier Eneliko…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • new13 Non-Travel Books That Changed My Life
    I read a lot. This month, I wanted to share a list of my favorite non-travel books that have had a profound impact on my life. These books have literally made me a better person. I hope you find them valuable, too! The post 13 Non-Travel Books That…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 3:02pm -
  • Embracing Change: Health Scares, Retirement, and Travel
    After almost losing her husband to kidney failure, Donella decided it was time to make her travel dreams a priority. She and her husband retired and sold all of their possessions, embracing a new life of travel. In this interview, she shares her trav…
    - 6 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 1:32pm -
  • 24 Photos from My Safari to Kruger National Park
    During my recent visit to South Africa, I went on safari in Kruger National Park with Intrepid Travel. It was three days of sweeping vistas and incredible animals. It's like a zoo but in real life and better. In this post, I share my favorite photos…
    - 9 days ago Oct 9, 2017, 2:23pm -
  • 10 Epic Films to Inspire You to Visit Africa
    Welcome to the latest Africa related post by our resident experts Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit. While I’ve been to the continent in the past (and I’m actually there right now!), I’ve only seen a few countries, whereas these two s…
    - 22 days ago Sep 26, 2017, 1:43pm -
  • How to Travel Anywhere in the World (From Start to Finish) for $1,000
    Wouldn’t it be great to travel anywhere in the world for only $1,000? In this post, I break down how you can take trips to expensive, exotic locations for only $1,000. While $1K is not free, it's a goal that many can save. Find out how you can get…
    - 27 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How this Boomer Canadian Couple Traveled the World for a Year
    Esther is an elementary school principal from Canada. She and her husband recently packed their bags for a year-long, round-the-world sabbatical. They are traveling the world on a budget, and in this interview, they share their tips and advice for ot…
    - 30 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The 2017 Reader Survey: How am I Doing?
    This site exists to help the world travel better, cheaper and longer. To do that, I need to hear from you! I've created a short survey so that you can share your suggestions, criticisms, and any other feedback you have with me. The survey is complete…
    - 34 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now
    I'm always on the hunt for a good book. I absolutely love to read, and since I spend so much time in transit I'm always in need of something to help me pass the time. Here are some of the best books I've read recently – as well as a discount code f…
    - 37 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Visit Québec City on a Budget
    No visit to Canada is complete without experiencing Québec City. The history, culture, and food offer up something for everyone, and you'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque city in all of North America! Find out how to get the most out of…
    - 43 days ago Sep 5, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt
    Over the years, this blog has grown from a part-time hobby to one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. During that time, I've built an awesome team of remote workers to help me keep this blog running smoothly. Allow me to introduce to Nomadic Ma…
    - 55 days ago Aug 24, 2017, 12:39pm -

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

  • newNomination
    Thanks to reader Eric for reaching out and letting me know MileNerd was nominated by USA Today as one of their 20 best miles and points blogs. No need to worry, guys. I’m not looking to “grow” this into anything else (in case that isn’t incre…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 7:47am -
  • Delta Gold
    Some readers are getting a faster path to gold status with Delta. It won’t work for many (including me), but why not check? This takes all of 5 seconds. Pop your account number in and know for sure.
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:29am -
  • United, Marriott, and Hertz
    It’s still about the National aisle for me when it comes to rental cars (except for Turo occasionally), but who am I to turn down free status? Much like last year, a bunch of readers are getting bumped up to President’s Circle with Hertz by loggi…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 8:02am -
  • Friday The 13th Ebates Sale
    Need to shop? Get 13% cashback for doing it through Ebates today. True story: Thirteen is my lucky number. That’s the second worst story I heard this week. The first was this actual conversation when Roger Federer and Klay Thompson met. Here’s th…
    - 5 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 8:46am -
  • Stuff Getting Better
    Yesterday’s transfer from Amex to Virgin Atlantic is perking up a little. A few readers got excited to see on-and-off business class Delta availability on the Virgin site. Particularly between JFK and LAX for 22,500 miles each way. That’s under 2…
    - 6 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 8:29am -
  • Midweek Triple
    30% bonus on Amex point transfers to Virgin Atlantic. As American Express transfers go, this isn’t as good as most. But, then again, this Southwest sale is a little better than usual. And discounted dongs to New York is just about par for the cours…
    - 7 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 7:39am -
  • Southwest Is Nice
    I rarely tell people to look in their inbox for targeted offers. Almost never, actually. It’s pretty simple… My readers aren’t 5 years old. I don’t like treating them like morons who can’t read their own emails. That said… Every once in a…
    - 8 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 7:00am -
  • Westin Ocean Villas Kauai Email
    I got a nice offer from this property over the weekend. It’s 5 nights, a rental car from Avis, and 5,000 Starwood points for $649. The only “catch” is spending a couple of hours listening to their Westin Vacation Club pitch. Definitely worth it…
    - 9 days ago Oct 9, 2017, 8:36am -
  • End Of Week Stuff
    Hyatt is entering the crowded world of home rentals and is offering 100 bucks for your first stay. If you’re buying a computer, take a minute to check your Amex offers first. A bunch of readers are seeing Dell and/or Lenovo offers worth 10,000 poin…
    - 12 days ago Oct 6, 2017, 8:40am -
  • American Cards Back To 60,000
    If I type up a Top 25 on Monday, it’s a lock I’ll spend the rest of the week correcting it… Citibank’s American bonus is back up to 60,000 miles for their personal and business cards. If you haven’t opened/closed the personal version in 24…
    - 13 days ago Oct 5, 2017, 7:33am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newChanges To Citi’s Price Rewind (Price Protection Policy)
    Citi has announced the following: Please be advised that beginning October 18th, 2017, new Citi Price Rewind benefit requests must be submitted via www.citipricerewind.com, or by mail or phone at the mailing address/ phone number listed below. We wi…
    - 48 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:00am -
  • new[YMMV & Last Day] Amazon: Send $50 Giftcard By Text & Get $10
    Deal is set to expire at the end of the day. If you haven’t done it and you want to, now is your chance. The Offer Direct link to offer (our affiliate link, thanks for supporting the site. Not all accounts will be eligible) Send a $50 Amazon Gift C…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 2:56am -
  • new[Targeted] Wells Fargo: Use Visa Checkout & Get $10
    Spend $10 or more with Visa checkout using your Wells Fargo credit or debit card by 11/19/17 and receive a $10 statement credit The post [Targeted] Wells Fargo: Use Visa Checkout & Get $10 appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 9 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 2:26am -
  • newSwagbucks: $13 Moneymaker + Free Stuff with Honest Company Subscription
    The Offer Direct Link Swagbucks is offering 3,500 SB when signing up for a subscription bundle with the Honest Company which costs just $21.57 Here’s how to go about this offer: Click through the link from Swagbucks to Honest Company Choose the Ess…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 2:03am -
  • new[Nationwide] Wells Fargo $200 Checking Bonus; Direct Deposit Required
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $200 Availability: Nationwide Direct deposit required: Yes Additional requirements: None Hard/soft pull: Soft ChexSystems: Mixed reports, likely doesn’t pull Credit card funding: Can fund up to $50 onl…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 12:53am -
  • newAmazon: $50 Cabela’s Gift Card for $40
    The Offer Direct Link (our affiliate link here and below, thanks for supporting the site, don’t forget you could get 3x JetBlue points instead) $50 Cabela’s gift card for $40 Deal begins at 8:45 pm ET / 5:45 pm PT for Prime members. Hour hour la…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 12:44am -
  • newDiscover 1% Cash Back On All Debit Card Purchases ($3,000 Cap) ‘Coming Soon’
    Update: Their checking page is advertising the 1% cash back program again, but it’s now mentioning a limit of $3,000 in spend. This was never going to last uncapped and $30 per month still seems pretty generous. Fine print also says the purchase of…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:27pm -
  • newWells Fargo $300 Checking Bonus [Select Areas Only; DD Required]
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $300 Availability: Enter zip code to see eligibility (Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; Richmond-Petersburg, VA; Norfolk, VA; Portland, OR; Seattle-Tacoma, WA; Washington, DC-MD, Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA) Direct d…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:23pm -
  • newJetBlue (Fares From $44), Southwest (Fares From $34) Sales
    Southwest & JetBlue both have sales at the moment. These are interesting because both loyalty programs charge based on the cash rate of a flight. The post JetBlue (Fares From $44), Southwest (Fares From $34) Sales appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:07pm -
  • newWells Fargo $200 Checking Bonus [Select Areas Only; No DD Required]
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $200 Availability: Enter zip code to see eligibility (Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX; Los Angeles-Orange County, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZSacramento, CA; San Francis…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:02pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard Review: $200 Cash Bonus
    The Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard is Barclaycard’s cash back credit card and sits at the top half of the competition. It’s a great card but the competition is stiff in the cash back genre. It comes with gratifying bonuses, rewards,…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 3:00am -
  • newDiscover Bank Online Savings Account Promotion: $200 or $150 Bonus Cash
    Open a new savings account with Discover and you can receive a $200 or $150 Bonus if you sign up before October 31, 2017. When you open a Discover Bank’s Online Savings account, you’ll get the $200 bonus once you deposit $20K or $150 bonus onc…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 2:00am -
  • newWells Fargo Checking $200 Bonus Promotion (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, you can now get this Wells Fargo $200 checking promotion when you open a new Everyday checking account good through December 7, 2017. To earn the $200 bonus, you must set up $500 direct deposit into the account for three consecu…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 1:15am -
  • newWells Fargo Bonus Promotions: $50, $100, $200, $250, $300, $500 Checking
    Wells Fargo Promotions are available for residents nationwide that can range in value from $10, $25, $50, $100, $200, $250, $300 & $500 checking bonuses. For these bonuses, customers are only required to open a Wells Fargo checking account (Everyday…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 12:40am -
  • newNRL Federal Credit Union CD Account Review: 0.15% to 2.00% APY CD Rates (VA)
    Available to those in Virginia, NRL Federal Credit Union is offering you a chance to earn high interest CDs that go up to a 2.00% APY Rate. To find the closest location to you, see the following locator. NRL Federal Credit Union offers CD rates fro…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 12:00am -
  • newRocketmiles Qatar Airways Privilege Club Promotion: Earn 2X Miles
    Enjoy double Qmiles on your next booking with Rocketmiles! You always earn 500 – 10,000 Qmiles per night when you book with Rocketmiles, but now for a limited time, you can earn double Qmiles on your next booking. You could possibly earn up to a to…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:57pm -
  • newAmazon Twitch Prime Offer: Get Five Free Overwatch Loot Boxes
    Hey gamers! If you haven’t already, sign up for an Amazon Prime account today and get access to Twitch Prime for free. To access it, just link your existing Twitch account to your Amazon Prime account. With Twitch Prime, you can get offers for in-…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:55pm -
  • newSwagbucks Honest Company Offer: 40% Off Bundles + 3,500 SB
    Honest Company is known for their safe, effective products that perform, and for a limited amount of time, they’re partnering up with Swagbucks to bring you a new offer! Swagbucks is currently offering 40% off your Honest Company’s first month’…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:55pm -
  • newSpirit Base Fare Sale Promotion: 75% Off Base Prices
    Need more flight choices but don’t have enough money? Spirit Airlines is currently offering a special promotion where you can get 75% off base prices when you travel round-trip or with a vacation package. Simply go to the promotion page and book…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:45pm -
  • newHotels.com Flash Coupon Sale Promotion: Up To 40% Off + Extra 8% Off
    For a limited amount of time, Hotels.com is having a promotion where you can save up to 40% on select hotels, simply browse through the select hotels and book your stay by October 22, 2017 with stays available through November 26, 2017. Additionally…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:45pm -

Travel Codex

  • newDFW’s “Easy Street” Terminal E Gets a New Lease on Life
    Starting in 2015, DFW Airport embarked on a $2.7 billion terminal renovation, “TRIP” (Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program).  The new and improved Terminal A came online first, with construction completed in January.  In late August, DFW ce…
    - 48 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:00am -
  • More Details Emerge About American Express Tier One
    For those of you who are interested, I have a few more details regarding American Express’ new mystery loyalty program, aptly named American Express Tier One. The rumors regarding the Tier One program all started last year when Chase unveiled their…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2017, 11:00am -
  • An Introduction to Airline Inventory and Fare Construction
    A good understanding of fare construction — including the distinction between a booking class available on a specific flight and the fare that defines the ticket’s price — can sometimes help you find and anticipate low-cost travel options. Even…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Transfer Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club with a 30% Bonus
    American Express is promoting a new offer to transfer your Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club with a 30% bonus through November 30, 2017. That means every 1,000 Membership Rewards points will earn 1,300 Flying Club miles instead…
    - 4 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Get an Easy Reminder to Earn Rapid Rewards Points When You Shop Online
    You probably already know that you can earn extra miles and points when you make online purchases through a shopping portal. These require you to make an account, log in, and then click through to a merchant’s website. You can earn anywhere from 0.…
    - 4 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 5:31pm -
  • Hyatt Credit Card Breach – Again
    Another day, another breach of credit card data. In this case, Hyatt hotels were targeted, this being their second breach in 2 years. Here is part of a message Hyatt sent out and posted on a dedicated website: We understand the importance of protecti…
    - 5 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 3:41pm -
  • Bonus Features that Maximize the Value of ITA Matrix
    Today I’m wrapping up my introduction to ITA Matrix after previously describing how to use advanced routing language to search multiple airports and airlines at the same time. I also explained how to specify things like favorite alliances, a parti…
    - 5 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The Hub: Routes, Fleet, and Terminal Maps for SWISS International Airlines
    SWISS International Airlines is the surviving flag carrier of Switzerland, wholly-owned by the Lufthansa Group, and traces its roots back to the 1930’s when its predecessor, Swissair, took to the skies. Swissair collapsed in 2001 and was grounded o…
    - 5 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Here’s Where to Credit Cheap United Flights
    If you like flying United Airlines’ cheap fares and don’t know where to credit your miles to, this post was written just for you. But I must forewarn you, there is no happy ending at the conclusion of this post. When it comes to crediting cheap U…
    - 6 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Using Advanced Routing Language with ITA Matrix
    Previously I provided an introduction to ITA Matrix, what I consider one of the best free tools to search for air travel. It doesn’t let you book tickets but does provide very detailed information and a lot of control on the parameters of your sear…
    - 6 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

  • newSpotHero Prepaid Parking Service $10 Referral Bonus Program
    The SpotHero prepaid parking service has a new refer-a-friend program that offers a $10 referral bonus credit to both parties to use toward parking in major cities. [Read More] SpotHero Prepaid Parking Service $10 Referral Bonus ProgramThe post Sp…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:40pm -
  • newSavor Credit Card from Capital One – Dining and Grocery Rewards + $150 Bonus
    The Premier Dining Rewards Card from Capital One has been rebranded and relaunched as the new Savor Credit Card, offering unlimited 3% Rebates on Dining, 2% on Groceries, and 1% Everywhere Else with no annual fee and a $150 bonus after $500 in purcha…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:36pm -
  • PNC Bank $50-$300 Personal Checking Account Bonus with Virtual Wallet
    PNC Bank has a checking account promotional offer that provides a $50, $200, or $300 bonus with PNC Virtual Wallet accounts through December 31, 2017.This $50/$200/$300 offer is only available to residents of AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI,…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2017, 12:02am -
  • M&T Bank $150 EZChoice Checking Account Promotion – New Online Coupon Code Request
    There is a new way to get coupon codes for a $150 cash bonus when you add a qualifying direct deposit of at least $100 to your new M&T Bank EZChoice Checking account that is opened by October 31, 2017.M&T Bank has branches located throughout New Yor…
    - 1 day ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:55pm -
  • KeyBank Personal Checking Account $300 Cash Reward Bonus Promotion
    KeyBank is offering up to a $300 bonus when you open a personal checking account through January 12, 2018, and make 1 direct deposit of up to $1,000 or more and a combination of 5 KeyBank Debit Card purchases and/or KeyBank Online Banking Bill Paymen…
    - 1 day ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:51pm -
  • Citibank Checking Accounts Offer $300-$500 Bonus Cash
    Citibank is offering a $300 bonus when you open a new consumer checking account in the Citibank Account Package, deposit $15,000 for at least 60 days into either your new checking account, a new or existing Citi Savings Account, or an existing Citiba…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:41pm -
  • Art of Tea Organic Teas and Botanicals $10 Bonus Referral Credits
    Get a $10 bonus credit after your first order of handcrafted, organic teas and botanicals from Art of Tea, plus get extra $10 bonus credits for referring your friends. [Read More] Art of Tea Organic Teas and Botanicals $10 Bonus Referral CreditsTh…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:35pm -
  • BMO Harris Bank $200-$500 Checking Account Bonus Coupon
    Residents of AZ, FL, IL, IN, KS, MO, MN, and WI can get a $200 bonus with a new BMO Harris Bank personal checking account or up to a $500 bonus with a targeted checking and savings account combo promotion. [Read More] BMO Harris Bank $200-$500 Chec…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 8:24pm -
  • HBX (Hypebeast) Global Fashion Store 10% Discount Code and 20% Referral Commissions
    Check out the hottest global streetwear brands for fashion, lifestyle and accessories at HBX (curated by Hypebeast), plus get a 10% discount off your first order. [Read More] HBX (Hypebeast) Global Fashion Store 10% Discount Code and 20% Referral C…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 8:12pm -
  • Clarity Money Financial Management App $3 Bonus and $3 Referral Rewards
    Clarity Money is a financial management app that helps you take control of your finances by canceling wasteful accounts, lowering your bills, getting you better deals, and managing your financial life - all in a single app for free.Plus, you can now…
    - 5 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 10:07am -

Boarding Area

  • newSaying Goodbye to the Park Hyatt Toronto
    I spent Monday night at the Park Hyatt Toronto, a hotel that will soon close until late 2019 for refurbishment. Part of me is sad to see it change. To be sure, the hotel does not fit in with the modern design found at newer Park Hyatt properties. It…
    - 9 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:39am -
  • newEtihad Testing Hand Baggage Only Fares
    Etihad is taking the next step towards becoming a no frills carrier like British Airways. They’re testing Hand Baggage Only fares.This is all about "diversify[ing] its revenues in line with digital capabilities" and is a part of their overall effo…
    - 14 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:34am -
  • newS7 Priority Status Match
    Auch S7 bietet einen Topbonus Status Match Kein Tag ohne neues Status Match:  Auch die russische oneworld Airline S7 bietet aktuell auf Nachfrage einen Status Match, inklusive der Statuslevel Sapphire und Emerald! Der Status Match richtet sich (auss…
    - 14 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:34am -
  • newAir Berlin verlässt Oneworld am 28.10., Topbonus-Status wird wertlos
    Air Berlin wird zum 28.10. den Flugbetrieb komplett einstellen. Daher kommt es wenig überraschend, dass man nun auch offiziell den Austritt aus der Oneworld-Allianz verkündet hat. Damit werden auch die Topbonus-Statuskarten ab dem 28.10. wertlos. D…
    - 24 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:24am -
  • new4500-31500 KOSTENLOSE British Airways Avios
    British Airways schenkt Neukunden beim Executive Club 4 500 Avios. Das ist durchwegs ein sehr gutes Angebot ...
    - 26 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:22am -
  • newTumi Luggage at a Huge Discount!
    If you are in the market for some Tumi luggage, the deal site Hautelook is having an awesome sale for the next three days. There are a ton of item for sale, ranging from nylon luggage, hard luggage, backpacks, computer bags, totes, wallets, etc. Item…
    - 29 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:19am -
  • newDFW’s “Easy Street” Terminal E Gets a New Lease on Life
    Starting in 2015, DFW Airport embarked on a $2.7 billion terminal renovation, “TRIP” (Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program).  The new and improved Terminal A came online first, with construction completed in January.  In late August, DFW ce…
    - 48 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newSingapore Airlines Now Fly Their A350 Into Brisbane
    Yes, this was supposed to be posted yesterday but due to a very busy schedule I was unable to do so, but it’s still worth posting about for those who didn’t know. Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced A350 services into Brisbane. The carrier ha…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:40am -
  • newTop 5 Cat 5 Marriotts in the World
    Marriott provides many opportunities to earn free category 1-5 nights.  Their credit cards each offer a free cat 1-5 night per year.  They frequently run “Megabonus” promotions in which two stays results in 1 free cat 1-5 night (make sure to re…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newУпс: Turkish Airlines больше не будет сотрудничать с DO&CO
    В новом аэропорту Стамбула Turkish Airlines не будет сотрудничать с DO&CO. Прощай, хумус?
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 9:55am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newAround The Industry: Tuesday Tidbits
    JetBlue Is Enhancing Boarding Finding the fastest way to board an aircraft has proven to be the Gordian Knot of the airline industry. Just about every method has been tried, with every attempt generating roughly the same level of success (or failure,…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 2:45pm -
  • Aria Sky Suites: Luxury At The Right Price

    - 3 days ago Oct 15, 2017, 6:43pm -
  • Marriott And The Cosmpolitan: An Unusual Las Vegas Winner
    I feel like it’s Las Vegas week on Wheel of Fortune, but the mileage version. But it’s my last day here in the sun, so the very cool tie-up between Marriott and The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (CLV, for space purposes) makes the papers today. As loyal…
    - 6 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 6:26pm -
  • Bits And Pieces…
    I’m out of the office and on the west coast, so I have no idea what time it is, which is kind of a nice feeling. Here are a few bits and pieces from the last few days… Las Vegas Is Back (Hint: It Never Left) We arrived in Las Vegas Sunday night a…
    - 8 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 4:03pm -
  • United MileagePlus X
    This is part 2 of the instant rebate apps post. United MileagePlus X This one has been around a while, but I spend less time on United than I do most of the other airlines so, well, my bad. United offers the MileagePlus X app, which gives you United…
    - 8 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 6:45am -
  • Subtotal: Instant Payments Add Another “Stack” To Rewards
    Save Money Or Get Miles Instantly Occasionally, I’ll run across a tip (well-known or not; this one is) that I want to post but can’t think of a way to do it without making a simple concept seem complicated (For further reference, see: Rebates, Sh…
    - 11 days ago Oct 7, 2017, 5:56pm -
  • For Beginners Only: Are Miles Cheap, Quick And Good?
    Last night, some friends invited us over for dinner (good) and one of them asked me about the best way to earn miles (bad for those who like stimulating conversation).  We discussed credit cards and online shopping to the point where their heads wer…
    - 13 days ago Oct 5, 2017, 4:06pm -
  • Strong Hilton Amex Cards Ending Tomorrow
    One of the best credit card sign-up bonus offers is coming to an end tomorrow, as Hilton pulls back on its Surpass and standard cards. Citibank cards will soon be converted, as they will no longer be a Hilton partner. What Can You Get? You could end…
    - 15 days ago Oct 3, 2017, 1:47pm -
  • Las Vegas
    By now, you’ve heard about what happened last night in Las Vegas. If you’re anything like me, you’re sickened by how many times you’ve read stories like these over the past few years and gotten tired of listening to government officials send…
    - 16 days ago Oct 2, 2017, 3:08pm -
  • American Airlines: “We’ll Never Lose Money Again”
    It’s been a quiet week around here, so a lot of my recent posts have been around the airline industry itself. Today is no different. Can American Be Profitable Forever? Yesterday, American Airlines held its first investor day in I don’t know how…
    - 19 days ago Sep 29, 2017, 1:20pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newBasic Economy: Caveat Emptor or Regulators Useless?
    While even the dogs in the street knew mergers would create a Petri dish for the most amoral antisocial excess (and the cartel did not dusappoint) you would think the actions of these gangstas would shame regulators into corralling them, That the re…
    - 5 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:43am -
  • newStatus Check
    Where is everyone at for 2018 status renewal/achievement?I've already requalified for 1K. I had debated trying to achieve some other status level but couldn't figure out anything that made sense.
    - 11 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:37am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 13 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:35am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 9:36am -
  • newWhere are the United records/board minutes on United's scandal at Newark?
    2 Ord patrolmen fired (scapegoated) over the cartel's custom of abusing the police to cover their terrible customer service. Raises questions again as to how the cartel's top echelons have gone unscathed for acts of corruption. We currently have…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 5:18am -
  • newAA Chat/Lounge Thread
    Just figured we'd start one where people can easily pass a few minutes in between other tasks or ask a quick question without worry of search etc.
    - 7 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 5:16am -
  • newRegulators MIA, KIA?, customers fogged in as Cartel charges more for less and for nothing at all
    Plumbing ever lower depths in our utterly unregulated skies, passengers try to penetrate a dense fog created by the cartel to hide higher prices and worse everything. Particular victims being targeted: infrequent flyers.: LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.c…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 5:07am -
  • 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:
    - 8 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 4:07am -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 1:59am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 1:00am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newMF Debut - Opinion
    As a fairly frequent visitor to the Gulf I recently decided to forego the luxury of the ME3 and chance my arm back on BA for a quick trip down to AUH (BA72/73). OK, the BA F(A) fare at just under GBP1700 helped matters plus this would be my first.…
    - 27 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:21am -
  • newDoes CX500/501 ever get served by longhaul config equipemt?
    In the seat selection, I am getting a regional config plane.
    - 53 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:55am -
  • newNew route: PEN
    Hi, Did not see this coming at all...but well another destination to add to QR's network. https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2017/Oct/qatar-airways-to-launch-service-to-exotic-malaysian-holiday-dest.html?activeTag=Press-releases# .…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newA very BA experience of BA First - B787-9 from LHR to AUH.
    Goodness gracious me, I’ve just had the worst flight in first class I’ve ever had. Now I stress the point that it was far from horrible (unlike the EY Y flight from AUH to CAI the following day) and I count myself as very lucky to fly in first cl…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:36am -
  • newADP Aerobus
    Just a nostalgic thread...;) For those who might not remember, Aerobus was a self-propelled bus (or mobile lounge) that took the passengers from the boarding gate directly into the plane. It was IMO a good compromise between jet bridges and bus...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:31am -
  • newPersonal experience with using Airpoints other than NZ flights rewards?
    I gave up on Air NZ almost completely a couple years back, but I still got some small amount of APD left over from past flights or being a customer at certain shops. Does anyone have any experience with using APD on anything other than Air NZ...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:19am -
  • newAnother Program Change? (Level Miles Requirements)
    Apologies if I missed it in other other thread (talking about new miles earning) but have there been any reports of changes to the Level Miles required for different status levels? I'm currently Platinum and trying to plan my travel for the end of..…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:16am -
  • new4 class 777-200 not selling/allocating F
    Morning! I've noticed that the BA2157 to ANU quite often (multiple times a week) uses a 4 class 777. I’m flying this route in January and have noticed by the seat map that it’s a 4 class aircraft coming back (BA2156 ANU/LGW) - but F isnt for…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 10:12am -
  • newBring my 27" iMac on first class
    I'm planning on hand carry my 27" iMac with me from Singapore - Melbourne. It certainly exceeds SQ's limit (I called and they said no), so I want to check if anyone has attempted to bring something of that size on board? The iMac in the box is...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 9:51am -
  • newAlpensia (Pyeongchang, S Korea) properties
    I'm in a conundrum. There are 3 properties in a single complex in Alpensia, and when I looked previously, only the Holiday Inn Resort (20k) and Holiday Inn Suites (25k) had points rooms available for my dates. I booked the Holiday Inn Suites in...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 18, 2017, 9:37am -

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  • newTravel Contests: Week of October 18, 2017
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip for two people to France Win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line gift card Win an all-expenses-paid trip...The post Travel Contests: Week of October 18, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 48 mins ago Oct 18, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newAsk a Pilot with Spencer: Weight and Balance on a Plane
    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...The post Ask a Pilot with Spencer: Weight and Balance on a Plane appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 12 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 11:29pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of October 18, 2017
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Complimentary meals returning to some domestic flights Traveler at LaGuardia Airport claims he has bomb after getting...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 18, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 13 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 10:21pm -
  • newTravel Book of the Week: “Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places”
    To my delight, a large, heavy book showed up in my mailbox this week. It was from National Geographic and titled “Timeless Journeys: Travels to the...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World’s Legendary Place…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newIs This the Most Comfortable and Stylish Travel Shirt?
    I met an entrepreneur at one of the Travel & Adventure Shows I attended this year who told me that he had created the most...The post Is This the Most Comfortable and Stylish Travel Shirt? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 16 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newVideo: Russian Motorcyclist Teaches Dudes in a Bentley a Lesson for Littering
    One of the many things that makes my blood boil is people littering. I just don’t understand how these sorry excuses for humans can’t take...The post Video: Russian Motorcyclist Teaches Dudes in a Bentley a Lesson for Littering appeared first on…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • newYankee Magazine’s Live Fall Foliage Map for Greater New England
    If I asked you to name three things that you think of when you hear “New England,” I bet one of them would be fall...The post Yankee Magazine’s Live Fall Foliage Map for Greater New England appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 19 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 4:28pm -
  • newLeaf Peepr: Yankee Magazine’s Free Leaf-Peeping App
    Yankee magazine has a free leaf-peeping app that fans of fall foliage will love! It’s called—are you ready?—Leaf Peepr and it’s available for both iOS...The post Leaf Peepr: Yankee Magazine’s Free Leaf-Peeping App appeared first on Johnny…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 3:56pm -
  • newHere Are the Caribbean Islands Open for Business According to AAA
    As you surely know by now, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria and needs our help. You can provide that help through avenues listed...The post Here Are the Caribbean Islands Open for Business According to AAA appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 22 hours ago Oct 17, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Webcam of the Week: A Gorgeous Live View of a Small Town in New Mexico
    A gorgeous live view of a small town in New Mexico (livefromsilver.com) Without a doubt one of my favorite festivals—especially in October—is the Albuquerque Balloon...The post Travel Webcam of the Week: A Gorgeous Live View of a Small Town in N…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2017, 7:30pm -

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