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The Points Guy

  • newInside the 2016 TPG Holiday Soirée at the Intrepid
    Last night, The Points Guy was thrilled to welcome friends of the site, the TPG team, family and readers to our second annual Holiday Soirée — this year, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The night featured an appearance by Nobel Peace Priz…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 1:36am -
  • newNorwegian and Royal Caribbean Approved for Cruises to Cuba
    Plenty of airlines now offer service to Cuba, and soon you’ll have a few more options if you’re looking to reach the destination by boat as well: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Cruises have been approved for voyages to the isl…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:26pm -
  • newFAA Requiring Airlines to Reboot Dreamliners Every Three Weeks
    There’s a reason for the IT trope “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” The simple act of restarting your computer or phone can clear out the memory and fix many simple problems. Turns out, this issue is a lot more critical for Boeing…
    - 14 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 9:59pm -
  • newNorwegian Grows Its East-Coast Route Network — Fares Starting at $69 One-Way
    Earlier this week, we told you that low-cost carrier Norwegian Air got permission to fly transatlantic routes from Cork, Ireland (ORK). Well, now we also know that the carrier is continuing to expand its presence in the US with a new destination in N…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 9:14pm -
  • newYou Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles for Japan Airlines Flights
    Back in May, we first found out about Alaska Airlines’ new partnership with Japan Airlines. At the time of the announcement, a company spokesperson highlighted that the partnership would give “Mileage Plan members more ways to earn and redeem mil…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:42pm -
  • newComparing United Polaris First and Business Class
    Last week, United launched its much-anticipated Polaris product, with refreshed service in the former BusinessFirst and Global First cabins, along with a phenomenal new lounge at Chicago O’Hare. Eventually, most Polaris flights will offer a brand-n…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:19pm -
  • newEarn 50k AAdvantage Miles With These Citi Sign-Up Bonuses
    If you’re looking to earn some extra AAdvantage miles to jump-start your award travel for the upcoming year, these two offers for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard could be wor…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 5:54pm -
  • newAmazing Deal Alert: Transcon Flights From $128 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. We…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 5:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US 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. We…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 4:32pm -
  • newTake a Virtual Tour of New York’s Holiday Window Displays
    Have you always wanted to experience the magic of New York City during the holiday season? Strolling down Fifth Avenue, peering into the famed holiday window displays — it’s an experience like no other. If you’ve yet to get to New York in time…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 3:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newAlaska Settles Lawsuit, Takeover Of Virgin America To Close Shortly
    On Tuesday we learned that Alaska finally gained antitrust approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to complete their takeover of Virgin America. While the merger was supposed to close in October, it has been pushed back significantly as the DOJ…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 3:59am -
  • newAer Lingus Doesn’t Understand How A Distance Based Award Chart Works
    Early last year it was announced that IAG would be taking over Aer Lingus. For those of you not familiar, IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, and Vueling. As part of this, Aer Lingus also announced that they would rebrand their loya…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 12:03am -
  • newAlaska Adds (Expensive) Awards To Australia & New Zealand
    Yesterday Alaska published rates for Japan Airlines awards, which we're pretty excited about. It looks like Alaska has been making other updates this week as well, which are pretty interesting.As I mentioned yesterday, Alaska Mileage Plan is unique…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 10:48pm -
  • new9 Reasons To Be Excited About Redeeming Alaska Miles On JAL
    Yesterday Tiffany posted about how it's now possible to redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles on Japan Airlines. While the partnership between Alaska and Japan Airlines was first announced in May, we were told that reciprocal mileage redemptions would onl…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:06pm -
  • newThe Best JetBlue Mint Fare I’ve Ever Seen
    JetBlue Mint is hands down my favorite way to fly within the U.S. I flew it for the first time this August from New York to Los Angeles, and was blown away by the product. Not only are the seats great (four of them are even fully enclosed suites with…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 4:49pm -
  • newGaruda Indonesia 777 First Class In 10 Pictures
    Hello from Jakarta! I've spent the past 14 hours in Garuda Indonesia first class, on their nonstop flight from London Heathrow. Garuda Indonesia is the single airline I've most been wanting to try, and I'm so excited to have finally had the opportuni…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 3:33pm -
  • newGaruda Indonesia’s Incredible First Class Ground Services In London
    Hello from somewhere between London and Jakarta, as I'm flying Garuda Indonesia first class at the moment. I'll have a lot of thoughts about the flight shortly, but first have to share how impressed I was by Garuda's ground services at Heathrow.Garu…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 2:03pm -
  • newMarriott Is Removing Bibles From Millennial-Focused Hotels
    Marriott is unique among the major hotel chains, in that they have the Bible and Book of Mormon bedside at every one of their hotels worldwide (except in Muslim countries). That probably has to do with the company's roots, though at the same time the…
    - 23 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 12:44pm -
  • newAmerican Flight Attendant Shows Up To Work 8 Times Over Alcohol Limit
    More details are emerging of an American flight attendant who showed up to work a Manchester to Chicago flight while being eight times over the legal alcohol limit. Fortunately this was discovered while the crew was doing their pre-flight checks, bef…
    - 24 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 12:03pm -
  • Japan Airlines Awards Now Bookable Through Alaska Mileage Plan!
    Earlier this year Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines announced a partnership, with a reciprocal frequent flyer relationship and a codesharing agreement.Some of the mileage earning and redemption rules were published right away, including:• Alaska…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 11:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newFree stuff from fee free cards
    .  That’s not what this post is about.  And, many cards offer great rewards for spend.  This post isn’t about that either. This post is about those rare no-fee cards that give you free stuff just for being card member. $25 or $30 every 3 month…
    - 10 mins ago Dec 8, 2016, 11:38am -
  • newFantastic Transcon Fares from JetBlue: $64 one-way or $129 roundtrip
    Get fantastic airfare right now from JetBlue for travel between the Coasts.The post Fantastic Transcon Fares from JetBlue: $64 one-way or $129 roundtrip appeared first on Frequent Miler.        CommentsI don't see any of this fare using…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 4:53pm -
  • newSpend $100 with Walmart Pay & Amex Get a $20 Walmart eGift Card
    Possibly get a $20 Walmart eGift card with a $100 or more purchase from Walmart Pay and Amex.The post Spend $100 with Walmart Pay & Amex Get a $20 Walmart eGift Card appeared first on Frequent Miler.        CommentsSub by TISRelated Sto…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 4:42pm -
  • new$100 Southwest Gift Card for $85 + 5X
    Save 15% and earn 5X when purchasing a Southwest gift card from Gyft.The post $100 Southwest Gift Card for $85 + 5X appeared first on Frequent Miler.        CommentsThe gift card might take a few hours to activate. Try this ... by Grant…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 3:11pm -
  • Oddball airline miles (Southwest, JetBlue, etc.) are worth…
    British Airways Avios are worth 1.17 cents each Frontier Bonus Miles are worth 1.02 cents each Hawaiian Miles are worth 0.81 cents each JetBlue TrueBlue points are worth 1.46 each LATAM Pass kilometers are worth 0.67 cents each Southwest Rapid Reward…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:38am -
  • Fly from New York to Scandinavia from $198 roundtrip.
    Fly from New York City to Scandinavia for as low as $198 with this new deal from Norwegian Airlines.The post Fly from New York to Scandinavia from $198 roundtrip. appeared first on Frequent Miler.       Related StoriesFly from New York to…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 9:27pm -
  • The Sears Amex Offer risky option: up to 30% off Amazon, Uber, Gas, and more
    The original version of this post described using the “Spend $50, Get $10” Sears Amex offer in-store, but the offer’s terms require using it online at  This post has been updated accordingly. Last week I detailed “Extreme Stacking…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 11:38am -
  • [Targeted] Discover Offer: Get 10% Back on $200 Spend at Best Buy
    Get a 10% rebate from Discover on up to $200 in spending with this new targeted offer.The post [Targeted] Discover Offer: Get 10% Back on $200 Spend at Best Buy appeared first on Frequent Miler.        Commentsis it cumulative? or must…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 1:33am -
  • JetBlue Holiday Sale: $20 Fares on Select Routes Today Only
    Get $20 one-way fares from JetBlue on select routes as part of their holiday sale!The post JetBlue Holiday Sale: $20 Fares on Select Routes Today Only appeared first on Frequent Miler.       Related StoriesJetBlue Holiday Sale: $20 Fares o…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 6:31pm -
  • eBay Gift Card Roundup: Deals on Gamestop, Airbnb, Southwest & More + 10% eBay Bucks On Other Purchases
    A roundup of today's eBay gift card deals including discounts for Gamestop, Overstock, Airbnb and more.The post eBay Gift Card Roundup: Deals on Gamestop, Airbnb, Southwest & More + 10% eBay Bucks On Other Purchases appeared first on Frequent Miler…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 4:34pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newLiquidating tiny-denomination prepaid debit cards
    If you read yesterday's post and rushed out to buy up a slew of 5% Back Visa Simon Giftcards, and then triggered 5% cash back on each of them, you are probably feeling pretty good about yourself.You're also probably realizing that you've got a drawer…
    - 49 mins ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:59am -
  • My experience with free 5% Back Visa Simon Giftcards
    A number of bloggers have mentioned some current promotions going on related to 5% Back Visa gift cards. One potential money-making approach is to buy $500 cards through GiftCardMall for $480.95 each. That is unfortunately limited by GiftCardMall's f…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 10:59am -
  • "The Black Swan" is not a very good book
    This is a review of "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you're interested in buying a copy, I hope you'll consider using my Amazon Associates referral link."The Black Swan" captured the imagin…
    - 7 days ago Dec 1, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Gut-checking the latest and greatest opportunities
    Starting today, it should in principle be possible to sign up for the Popular Credit Service Avianca LifeMiles credit cards. Signup bonuses are constantly fluctuating up and down, but it's not every day that we get a brand new credit card to evaluate…
    - 10 days ago Nov 28, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Shutdowns, devaluations, and resiliency
    One travel hacking blogger who never disappoints is Vinh at Miles per Day (his Twitter account is a must-follow as well). Vinh attracts shutdowns like an office supply store promotion attracts Ink Plus cards. He's been shutdown by PayPal, eBay, Best…
    - 17 days ago Nov 21, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Why I'm gunning for Globalist
    After I wrote last month that Hyatt's new loyalty program "made the decision easy" to requalify as a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond in 2016, Joe Cheung at As the Joe Flies suggested it might be useful to explain my thinking in more detail.The fact is, I…
    - 20 days ago Nov 18, 2016, 10:59am -
  • My Borgata Black Label trade up experience
    For quite a while now My Borgata Rewards has been running a status match program called "Trade up to Black Label." New My Borgata Rewards members who show elite status with "Caesars Entertainment, MGM, Tropicana Atlantic City, or Trump Casinos" will…
    - 24 days ago Nov 14, 2016, 10:59am -
  • What is a nation?
    I am an American. My parents were born in Oklahoma City and San Francisco. I was born in Arkansas. I was raised in Montana. I may be just slightly less American than apple pie, but only because I prefer strawberry rhubarb.I'm not an Irish-American, I…
    - 27 days ago Nov 11, 2016, 10:59am -
  • My taxonomy of travel hackers
    Last weekend I took a quick trip down to Dallas to meet up with blog subscribers, and also managed to fit in a Friday happy hour with folks in town for the latest Family Travel for Real Life gathering.Getting together with likeminded folks, or at lea…
    - 28 days ago Nov 10, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Grocery store spend and the possibilities of loyalty-agnostic travel
    I'm a big proponent of the US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards card, since I think it provides the straightest path for most people to pay as little as possible for their airline tickets. With the recent return of PIN-enabled prepaid debit cards to many…
    - 31 days ago Nov 7, 2016, 10:59am -

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 -


  • new$168 Roundtrip Baltimore to the Caribbean
    In December 2015, Norwegian launched service from New York, Baltimore, and Boston to Guadeloupe and Martinique. This month they also launch service between Fort Lauderdale and Guadeloupe. Right now you can book the flights for as low as as $168 round…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • newHow to Get into Priority Pass Lounges with Just Your Phone
    Priority Pass–the free lounge access you get with many premium credit cards–has a rule: no card, no lounge access. Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading To…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 5:00pm -
  • newHow to Watch Netflix on the Plane, Offline
    You can now download Netflix shows and watch them offline. This means that you can now watch Netflix on planes or other places where wifi is expensive or non-existent. “The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets o…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 1:30pm -
  • Review: São Paulo Bradesco American Express Lounge
    I am writing to you now from the beautiful state of Bahia, Brazil. If you’ve never traveled to this area I highly recommend it. The coast is full of paradisiacal beaches, delectable seafood and spicy stews (the best of which in my opinion is moqu…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • Review: San Francisco Centurion Lounge
    A few weeks ago I flew from Virginia to Hawaii on United with a layover in San Francisco during which I gorged in the American Express Centurion Lounge. Anyone with any American Express Platinum or Centurion Lounge gets free access to Centurion loung…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 1:30pm -
  • Rich Travel / Poor Travel Web Series
    A friend I met at a MileValue dinner has launched a funny web series about using miles to fly Business or First Class and then traveling on a shoestring once you arrive. It speaks to me because I do the same thing; I remember my Emirates First Class…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 9:37pm -
  • 12,500 Miles from Caribbean to Europe, Mid-East, or North Africa
    Flying Blue’s latest Promo Awards—click that link if you don’t know what Promo Awards are–are complete stinkers for most Americans. Indeed, there are no discounted awards from the US this month, only from Toronto and Mexico City. But two awar…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 1:30pm -
  • Flash Sale: Buy IHG Points with 100% Bonus until Tues. Good Deal?
    Through Tuesday (December 6, 2016), you can buy IHG Rewards Club points with a 100% bonus. That brings the per-point price down to 0.575 cents, which means you can book certain hotels for as low as $29. The 100% bonus starts at 5,000+ points purcha…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 1:15pm -
  • Buy Alaska Miles with 40% Bonus. Should You?
    Until December 31, 2016, you can buy Alaska Airlines miles with up to a 40% bonus. Log in to your account at this link to see your offer. The sale is structured as a bonus on the normal number of miles you’d receive. The bonus is tiered, so the b…
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2016, 11:11am -
  • How to Redeem Delta Miles for Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy
    Delta miles can now be redeemed for Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy. This is the first time miles issued by one of the big three legacy carriers–American, Delta, United–can be redeemed for Premium Economy. Unfortunately, it’s a bad deal you sh…
    - 5 days ago Dec 3, 2016, 1:30pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newBoeing Encourages China to Hire 5,550 New Pilots Per Year
    A forecast from Boeing released Wednesday claims that airlines in China will need to hire new pilots at a rate of 5,550 per year over the course of the next twenty years in order to keep pace with new plane orders and a surge in air travel, potenti…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newNo Survivors in PIA Crash
    PK661, en route to Islamabad, crashed in a remote region of northern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing all passengers. A domestic Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane has crashed in a remote mountainous area in the north of the country, killing a…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newPassengers Feel the Squeeze as Airlines Add More Seats
    Cramping problems include space to bulkhead, as well as overhead space. On a flyer’s next economy flight, it might not be just the legroom that makes passengers feel cramped aboard their aircraft. The Wall Street Journal reports as more airlines st…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newReport: Electronic Eavesdropping Starts the Moment Passengers Board the Plane
    An investigative report by a French newspaper finds that nearly every medium of inflight communication is closely monitored by state intelligence agencies. Citing secret documents leaked by whistle-blower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, a L…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 12:02am -
  • newInvestigation Launched After Virgin Flight Veers Off Runway
    An investigation has been launched after a Virgin Australia flight veered off the runway at Darwin International Airport (DRW) Tuesday. The Boeing 737 reportedly endured windy conditions upon landing and suffered enough damage to be considered a seri…
    - 14 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 9:55pm -
  • newAlaska-Virgin Merger Approved by DOJ
    On Tuesday, Alaska Airlines announced that the U.S. Department of Justice had approved the carrier’s potential acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines. “We couldn’t be more excited about receiving DOJ clearance for our merger with Virg…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 8:22pm -
  • newAA FA Admits to Reporting for Work With a BAC Nearly 8x the Legal Limit
    An American Airlines flight attendant was removed from a transatlantic flight because airport security smelled alcohol on her breath prior to boarding. A veteran flight attendant who has worked for American Airlines for nearly 30 years will likely se…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:03pm -
  • newSurvey Reveals Fatigue, Organizational Issues Among European Carriers
    Over 7,000 responding pilots note problems worse at low-cost carriers A survey published by the London School of Economics and Political Science and Eurocontrol suggests that customer service may not be the only issue Europe’s low cost carriers fac…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 6:02pm -
  • Britain to Help Middle East Airports Protect Against Terrorism
    United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May it set to announce  a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting that details Great Britain’s plans to spend millions of pounds to help airports in the Middle East improve airport security and better protect aga…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 10:00am -
  • Aircraft That Flies Itself to Be Tested in UK Airspace
    A spokesperson for British Aerospace (BAE) has announced that the company will be launching 17 flights in UK airspace using a converted Jetstream 31 that, reportedly, doesn’t need a human pilot to operate. This dry-run is meant to test piloting s…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

  • (New) Unbelievably Cheap Points Hotels
    Since I’ve now updated our Complete Maps, I decid […]The post (New) Unbelievably Cheap Points Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2016, 4:45am -
  • 11 Best Stopovers with Alaska Miles
    Yesterday I not only talked about how Alaska allows sto […]The post 11 Best Stopovers with Alaska Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 15 days ago Nov 23, 2016, 1:26am -
  • Alaska Miles’ Legal Boomerang with Stopover
    I’m going to show you how to get a oneway to Hawa […]The post Alaska Miles’ Legal Boomerang with Stopover appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 17 days ago Nov 21, 2016, 4:13pm -
  • The (only?) Delta SkyMiles Award Chart
    Just as we made a tool, the Delta Miles Calculator, we […]The post The (only?) Delta SkyMiles Award Chart appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 22 days ago Nov 16, 2016, 2:37am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Why Being Broke is the Best Time to Travel
    There might be a lot of things holding you back from traveling: you’re don't have a lot of money, are working a job you hate, or have tons of loans. Yet that is the perfect circumstance to start looking beyond your immediate area and start figuring…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 2:38pm -
  • Searching for the Perfect Dram on Islay
    Islay, Scotland is known for having world-class whiskeys. I recently went there with my good friend Sean and we did tastings at seven of the eight distilleries on the Scottish island. I was captivated by Islay's beauty and their delicious and peaty w…
    - 7 days ago Dec 1, 2016, 4:02pm -
  • Cyber Monday Sale: Save Money on Everything!
    Happy Cyber Monday, everyone! All of my books and guides on sale! There are books about how to work and travel abroad, a blogging course, and digital guidebooks. The products offered here are up to 50% off! The post Cyber Monday Sale: Save Money on…
    - 10 days ago Nov 28, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • An Inside Look at Living and Working in Saudi Arabia
    Ceil Tulloch has been working abroad teaching English abroad for the past 11 years and most recently has been teaching in Saudi Arabia. In this interview, she shares her experience with life and work in Saudi Arabia as well as tips for starting a car…
    - 17 days ago Nov 21, 2016, 3:04pm -
  • 10 Awesome Destinations for Solo Female Travelers
    Whether you're hitting the road for the first time or the tenth, there are a few places in the world that stand out as great options for women travelers. In her latest column, Kristin Addis shares her favorite destinations for female travelers - and…
    - 21 days ago Nov 17, 2016, 2:24pm -
  • How to Start a Travel Blog
    I've come a long way, but believe it or not, I knew nothing about making websites when I started my blog. And nowadays, it's easier than ever to start one that looks great right out the gate. In this post, I give a tutorial on how to create a travel…
    - 23 days ago Nov 15, 2016, 3:03pm -
  • You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play
    If you want more out of your life, you have to go out there and get it. Staying at home, watching Netflix, and wondering what might have been won't improve your life. You have to go out and play the game of life to win at it. My life isn’t going to…
    - 28 days ago Nov 10, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • The Amazing Difference a Year Can Make
    This year has been one of the toughest since I started traveling. I experienced love, loss, heartbreak, anxiety, and too much work, I knew I had to change things. It took me a lot to realize what I needed to do, but the toughest lessons the ones wort…
    - 35 days ago Nov 3, 2016, 2:31pm -
  • 10 Great Gay Hotspots Around the World
    Adam Groffman from Travels of Adam has visited some of the world’s most popular LGBT-friendly destinations. In this post, he shares his top 10 gay-friendly hotspots — selected for their history of activism, the number of diverse LGBT events they…
    - 38 days ago Oct 31, 2016, 1:57pm -
  • My Favorite Travel Books of 2016
    I love to read and this year I read a ton! Now that the end of the year is near, I thought I'd share my list of the best travel books of 2016. These books will inspire you as well as help you plan your next adventure.The post My Favorite Travel Book…
    - 42 days ago Oct 27, 2016, 1:09pm -

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…
    - 92 days ago 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 & 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 -



  • newDelta Status Match
    Thanks to reader Shelley for the heads up on this one. Looks like Delta has added a bunch of airlines to their status match. They have 10 different airlines listed now, so if you have status somewhere, you might want to take a look.
    - 4 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 8:18am -
  • Hertz Free Day With 3-Day Rental
    Many of you are President’s Circle members with Hertz these days. If you’ve been looking for a promo to use your new status, this one might do the trick. Through the end of January, rent for 3 days or more and get a free day.
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 9:16am -
  • Tuesdeals
    3 more good ones… National extended one of my favorites – One Two Free. If you’re registered for it, you should also be seeing 100 free points right now. Airbnb fans might want to grab these gift cards at 15% off. If you’re not sure of dates,…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 8:50am -
  • Monday Triple
    Pick up 3 JetBlue points per dollar spent at Amazon. Most of us earn 5x there already buying Amazon gift cards at office stores with Ink cards. Combine the two and you’ll rack up points pretty fast. Wyndham’s 45,000-point offer is back from Barcl…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 9:40am -
  • Next Year To-Do List?
    We’re hauling ass on the way to 2017. Before I forget, I want to ask something. This obviously only got to this point because of the contributions of you guys. So, it’s important for me to know…is there something specific you’d like to see he…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2016, 9:38am -
  • The Top 25 Credit Cards
    (If you see any errors or missing cards, please let me know. I try to keep a full list, but it’s a lot of information and I do make mistakes). Significant Changes Since Last Month: -Amtrak up to 30,000 points. -United Business 50,000-point link ad…
    - 7 days ago Dec 1, 2016, 8:01am -
  • Quick Midweek Triple
    Get 20% off from JetBlue if you book a flight today. Here’s a whole lot of Avios if you’re renting a car in Europe. Pick up a quick 150 Aeroplan miles. Wait for the offers on the top of the page to switch until showing this one.
    - 8 days ago Nov 30, 2016, 9:22am -
  • Cheap Uber Rides In December
    The UberPOOL flat rate deal is back for December. If you need a bunch of rides in Boston or Los Angeles, I’m not sure how it gets any cheaper than this.
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2016, 9:30am -
  • LifeMiles Card
    The new LifeMiles credit card link should be up and running later today. I have zero experience with the issuer. I can’t remember the last time I said those words. Very rare. My curiosity has been awakened! So many questions are going through my h…
    - 10 days ago Nov 28, 2016, 8:04am -
  • Stocking Stuffers
    Thanks again to those who responded to my shot-in-the-dark post on Tuesday. I wanted to see if anyone had little coupons or vouchers that were expiring. As usual, I was surprised by the support from a few kind people who were able to participate. Be…
    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2016, 8:01am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newTop Ten Bank Account Promotions – December 2016
    I’ve been writing about bank account promotions for the past 10 years from $10 to $1,000 bonus and everything in between. Some bank promotions are superb and some are designed with “gotchas” and fees that may not be worth your time. Below I’l…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 5:00am -
  • newNew Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express Review: 30,000 Bonus Miles & $50 Statement Credit
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Cred…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 4:00am -
  • newMr. Rebates Cash Back Rewards Review – Exclusive $10 Sign-up Bonus
    Heard of getting cash back for doing online shopping? Mr. Rebates $7.50 Bonus Sign-Up is currently my new cash back online shopping portal for stores such as Ebay 3% CB, Home Depot 4% CB, Sears 3% CB, WalMart 3%, and many more stores. They sometime a…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 3:28am -
  • newEverBank Money Market Account Promotion: 1.11% 1-Year Intro APY
    For new customers only, Everbank offers 1-Year Bonus rate of 1.11% APY on their Yield Pledge Money Market Account up to $150K, Yield Pledge Checking up to $100K, and Small Business Checking up to $100K. The rate applies to first-time account holder…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 2:00am -
  • newPeoples Exchange Bank Review: $120 Checking Bonus (KY)
    For residents of Kentucky, Peoples Exchange Bank is offering you an opportunity to earn a $120 bonus! This offer does not expire and is based on each qualifying cycle! To start, you are required to open a REALTunes Checking account. Once you open an…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 1:00am -
  • newGift Card Mall 5% Discount Promotion
    For a limited amount of time, Gift Card Mall is having a promotion where you can earn a 5% discount on Five Back Visa Gift Card if you purchase them online. 5% is nothing amazing but it knocks off almost all of that annoying activation fee. Take adv…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:53pm -
  • newCIT Bank High Yield Savings Promotion: $200 Bonus (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, Make your “rainy-day fund” more than just a drop in the bucket, pour on the returns with a High Yield Savings Account at CIT Bank. Enjoy a rate of 0.95% APY plus up to a $200 cash bonus! There is a minimum deposit of $10…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:42pm -
  • newAmerican Express Walmart Pay Promotion: $20 Walmart eGift Card Bonus
    For all my fellow Walmart shoppers if you currently have a American Express Card then make sure to stop by your nearest Walmart and make some purchases. When you spend $100 or more in-store at Walmart and use Walmart Pay with a connected American Exp…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:38pm -
  • newUnited MileagePlus Shopping Portal Review: Earn 1,000 Bonus Miles
    Shop now using the United MileagePlus Shopping Mall to earn up to 1,000 bonus miles when you spend at least $250 or more good through December 31, 2016. You will receive a one-time bonus of 1,000 bonus award miles on qualifying purchases, in additio…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:02pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for December 7, 2016
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on laptops, T.Vs, computers, cell phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? You’re in the right spot! Today we have the LG HDTV, Toshiba HDTV, Asus Laptop, Samsung Galaxy TabPro, Microsoft Surfa…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:00pm -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: American Airlines First Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles
    American Airlines First Class on the Boeing 777-300ER is the best and only true First Class product left of any carrier from the United States, let alone the Americas. As other carriers in the United States have gutted First Class in exchange for Bus…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 2:10pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines, Virgin America and American Codeshare Routes Affected by Merger
    Yesterday, the US Department of Justice approved the merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. Alaska has stated that no asset divestitures are required in order to proceed with merger activities, but the DOJ clearance includes, “limited reduct…
    - 24 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • How to Book Japan Airline Flights with Alaska Airlines Miles
    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles can now be redeemed for flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) as of December 6, 2016. Alaska Airlines and JAL entered into a partnership and code-share agreement in the May of 2016. Yet until today, JAL miles could only b…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 1:26am -
  • Alaska Mileage Plan Publishes Its New Award Chart for JAL
    DOJ approval of the Virgin America merger is one thing, but I think the real news today is that Alaska Airlines finally published its award chart for redeeming miles on Japan Airlines. You may recall that the two carriers announced their partnersh…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2016, 12:34am -
  • DOJ Approves the Merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America
    Today the Department of Justice approved the sale of Virgin America to Alaska Airlines. This clears the way for the companies to combine operations. It’s likely that they’ll restructure their network to reduce overlap and enter new markets. There…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 7:58pm -
  • The Future of Travel: All Business Class Flights & Terminals
    On this segment of The Future of Travel series (Part 1: End-toEnd Wi-Fi and Part 2: Flying Thinner, Longer Routes), I thought it would be interesting to look at another potential innovation that is starting to crop up on high-demand routes and airpo…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 5:05pm -
  • Tips for Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
    I should start by admitting that I am not a Blue Lagoon expert or even a spa expert for that matter. There are many bloggers out there that have traveled to Iceland numerous times, visited the Blue Lagoon and other geothermal spas countless times and…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Park Hyatt Beijing – Perfect Use of a Diamond Suite Upgrade
    There is an experience you have once and awhile where you feel truly important.  A friendly face at a restaurant that sneaks you in past the other guests.  Getting introduced to new business partners by a colleague who treats you as an expert, the…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 12:05pm -
  • Why the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is Worth It: Four Months In
    Last Monday, I wrote a post about why the American Express Platinum Card is worth it, given that I am celebrating my one-year anniversary as a cardholder this month. What has recently come up as a major contender with the AMEX Platinum is Chase’s…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Review: The New York Edition Hotel with Marriott Points
    I recently stayed at The New York Edition Hotel.  The Edition is a new brand from Marriott that has locations in London, Miami Beach, and New York, with at least 12 more locations on the way. It’s meant to be a unique upscale boutique brand. Booki…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 12:05pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newAmazon Restaurants Delivery Service $10 Discount Off First Order
    Amazon Restaurants delivers food from the best restaurants in your neighborhood with no delivery fees and no hidden fees, available exclusively for Amazon Prime Members.Plus, you can get a $10 Amazon Restaurants Discount off your first order of $20…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 9:06pm -
  • BBVA ClearSpend Prepaid Visa Card $25 Bonus Credit with $100 Load
    The BBVA ClearSpend Prepaid Visa Card will give you a $25 bonus credit when you open a new ClearSpend card and make an initial load of $100 or more, available through December 31, 2016.Just apply through this BBVA ClearSpend Prepaid Card $25 Bonus L…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 7:33pm -
  • Fasten Rideshare App Free Rides with $5 Referral Credits
    The Fasten rideshare app offers free rides to both new and current users with $5 referral credits, currently available in Austin and Boston.New riders can get a $5 Fasten Bonus Credit when you install the app for iOS or Android and enter Promo Code…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 9:41pm -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Free $15 Toys R Us Gift Card
    New TopCashback members can get a Free $15 Toys R Us Gift Card from, available nationwide.How To Get Free $15 Toys R Us Gift Card:1. Join TopCashback and sign up for a free account.2. Once you’ve successfully signed up, you’ll…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 8:41am -
  • Top Bonus Roundup on Maximizing Money
    Check out this review of the best recent promotions on Maximizing Money for a quick list of the latest deals as well as some all-time favorites on the site.Last updated on December 2, 2016.Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes - Earn $150-$350 bonus cash f…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2016, 3:13pm -
  • Earn Free MyPoints Rewards for Everyday Internet Activities – $10 Gift Card Bonus
    MyPoints is a free online rewards program that lets you earn points for everyday Internet activities like shopping online at your favorite stores, searching the web, taking surveys, and playing online games.Plus, you can qualify for this MyPoints $1…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2016, 9:05am -
  • Mercantil Commercebank $50 Checking Account and $50 Referral Bonuses – Florida and Texas
    Mercantil Commercebank in Florida and Texas will give you a $50 Visa Reward Card when you open a new checking account and complete just 4 debit card transactions, making it one of the easiest banking bonuses around.To qualify for your $50 bonus, jus…
    - 7 days ago Dec 1, 2016, 7:24pm -
  • Miramar Federal Credit Union $50 Kasasa Share Program Bonuses – Nationwide
    Miramar Federal Credit Union has a new Kasasa Share Program that rewards both new and current members with a $50 Amazon Gift Card bonus when a new member opens a Kasasa checking account and meets the monthly qualifications during at least 2 cycles wi…
    - 8 days ago Nov 30, 2016, 9:06am -
  • Western Union Prepaid Card $20 Bonus Credit and $20 Referrals
    You can get a $20 bonus credit added to your new Western Union Prepaid MasterCard when you activate and load your new card with a minimum of $40 to get started.Just sign up through this Western Union Prepaid Card $20 Bonus Referral Link, active your…
    - 8 days ago Nov 30, 2016, 1:26am -
  • AMEX Offers For You – 3X Membership Rewards Points at
    The American Express Offers For You that you can find listed within your American Express online card account currently include an offer for 3X Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at through December 31, 2016.One great thing that you c…
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2016, 9:21pm -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newFive Predictions for 2017
    With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to speculate on what will happen in the next year. Here are some items to look forward to (or not look forward to): There will be a dramatic change in the way you redeem for awards: Here’s the big one…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:32pm -
  • Why You Need A Discover Card
    In terms of credit cards, Discover is the little card that could. It’s not one that I write a lot about and it doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is absolutely worth having one of their cards, and the January – March 5% bonus is just one mo…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2016, 3:11pm -
  • Get JetBlue TrueBlue Points for Shopping at Amazon!
    A few days ago, I wrote a post about cashback shopping. You can get something back for every purchase you make, with one big exception: Amazon. Fortunately, JetBlue has fixed that problem. Get TrueBlue Points by Shopping with Amazon This deal is some…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2016, 4:43pm -
  • Get A Bonus for Getting to The Airport More Easily
    One thing that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about with travel is how to get to the airport. There’s enough going on that my first instinct is simply to call a cab. But I’ve found SuperShuttle to be a good way to do so as well, and now y…
    - 5 days ago Dec 3, 2016, 6:34pm -
  • Get A Rebate on Every Hotel Room. And Other Stuff. Seriously.
    (Today’s post is a bit longer than usual but could get you some extra miles or cash. I hope you find it useful.) I’m trying to encourage people to shop locally for the holidays, but sometimes, that’s impossible. Online shopping, or shopping at…
    - 7 days ago Dec 1, 2016, 7:26pm -
  • Is The “New” Marriott Credit Card Really The Highest Reward Offered?
    One site that keeps me up to date in the credit card world is Doctor of Credit. A few days ago, the site mentioned a new version of the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which some people labeled a “150,000 bonus points” card. Not quite. The…
    - 8 days ago Nov 30, 2016, 6:39pm -
  • JetBlue Flash Sale: 20% off Base Fares
    Short and sweet: JetBlue announced a sale for 20% off all base fares. Here’s the scoop. JetBlue Discount JetBlue recently announced its 100th city and is using that as an excuse to offer a fare sale. Hey, don’t have to ask me twice. Bookings shou…
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2016, 1:36pm -
  • Cyber Monday Sale: Club Carlson, JetBlue
    No doubt your inbox is getting pounded by all kinds of Cyber Monday deals and offers. Here are a couple that might get overlooked. Club Carlson: 15-30% off Let’s start with Club Carlson, the little program that could. Club Carlson, owner of the  C…
    - 10 days ago Nov 28, 2016, 5:45am -
  • 500 Free United Miles from MyPoints
    Welcome back, and I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. MyPoints And United I love free points, no matter how I get them or who they are for. In this case, they are United miles from MyPoints, an online shopping site. Simply sign up…
    - 11 days ago Nov 27, 2016, 11:13pm -
  • Holiday Shopping: Remember, Double Amex Points at Small Businesses
    One of my resolutions this year was to shop at more small and local businesses. American Express is making this a bit easier, with its “Shop Small” offer. Make sure to check that your card is eligible and then enroll here to get your card registe…
    - 14 days ago Nov 24, 2016, 4:01pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:34am -
  • newUA Launches Polaris
    As I was boarding at Kansai Airport, two of the ground staff whom I have become familiar with over the years, rushed to tell me some 'exciting' news. I was about to board the inaugural flight from KIX of a plane with Polaris service. The plane, as…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 9:33am -
  • newWhat's the future of InsideFlyer?
    Hi,I'm concerned about the future of InsideFlyer as it looks like that many forums are dormant right now and many haven't been touched for a while. What's happening and where are the members? Many times I find myself in a position to post something…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 8:45am -
  • 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…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 8:30am -
  • newDelta Forum Lounge Thread
    Where would DL milepointers shoot the breeze besides the DL Forum Lounge Thread.So here it goes...
    - 4 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 8:15am -
  • 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:
    - 13 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 10:24pm -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD7
    Star MegaDO 7: Sep 13-16 - ZRH – XFW – JMK – ATHImagine being on a chartered aircraft with 150 of your closest friends, jetting off to once in a lifetime aviation and travel themed experiences. MegaDO brings you just that journey, and over the…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 8:59pm -
  • newHoly Price Fixing and Collusion: Airlines Getting a Jump on a new era of no regulation
    For the airlines, there has been a god and that has been the gift of a competition free environment. A cursory glance of recent airfares reveal that any pretense of competition is being snuffed out-Spirit, a company that would not be in business at…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 6:44pm -
  • newLooking to book honeymoon!!
    My fiancé and I are planning to book our honeymoon for September 2017 in the near future. We will be travelling from NYC to the Amalfi Coast and Mykonos. We would like to maximize our points on the trip for either air or hotel. We were most likel…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 5:44pm -
  • newDaily Bonus Offers Highlight
    Yesterday we started a feature on the blog portion of FFB where we will highlight a new bonus offer that was posted to the FFB sites that day. With upwards of 30 new offers added to the sites each day this bonus offer highlight feature will make it e…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 5:04pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newUA from BWI thru IAH to AMS $610
    Booked a flight from BWI going thru IAH to AMS {Amsterdam}. Terrible time from BWI 5:30 am with an almost 8 hour layover, but paid only $610 per seat. Flight is in Feb. leaving 2-9 return 2-12 . Thought we'd stay 2 nights while we r there. Probably.…
    - 13 mins ago Dec 8, 2016, 11:35am -
  • newSydney First Lounge Access
    Does anyone know if I can access Qantas' First Lounge in SYD if my flight is ticketed Qantas but operated by JetConnect (out of the Intl Terminal)? I'm BA Gold/Emerald Thanks
    - 13 mins ago Dec 8, 2016, 11:35am -
  • newHelp getting from Beijing to Melbourne
    Hi all I need to work out how to get 2 seats from Bejing to Melbourne on either the 29th or 30th of January 2017. I have a decent amount of QF and Virgin Australia points if needed but can't see many decent options even when being creative with...
    - 24 mins ago Dec 8, 2016, 11:24am -
  • newChances for an RU?
    Hi guys I have a flight a week on Saturday for which there are currently 12 open seats on the website in PE. RUs will be allocated in 2 days - do you think I have a good chance to nab one? Flight is long haul, aircraft 777-200. Cheers.
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:44am -
  • newFlyBe to launch EDI-LHR and ABZ-LHR from March 2017
    Reported in local paper: These utilise the former Little Red slots. Maybe another competitor for BA now for the..…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:36am -
  • newWill transiting without a visa in Mexico City be an issue given this unique situation
    Ok, I'll try to explain this as simply as possible. My wife is an Indonesian citizen, and thus needs a visa to enter Mexico. I am American, but she doesn't hold a US visa/green card, nor a schengen visa. We are applying for a Mexican tourist.…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:12am -
  • newDXB Lounge - p**s poor
    So I have flown from DXB several times this year but not on this particular flight (BA104) Since the move to the new lounge I have been less than impressed but it just about passes muster.... until today. Arrived at 1pm starving having not had.…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 10:04am -
  • newDoes Experflyer accuracy simply suck nowadays?
    I recently tried to change the date of an existing flight currently booked in Economy V-fare. Prior to calling CX to request the change, I checked the loadings of the flight on Expertflyer to see if there is availability on the flight for the date..…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 9:54am -
  • newSpire Upgrades @ HIs
    Complimentary upgrades are supposedly a benefit of Spire (subject to availability)... across various HIs in the UK I have been told: - we don't upgrade to suites (I had booked 2nd highest room category) - we only upgrade after revenue manager is...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 9:38am -
  • newEuropean 747 routes
    Figure I'll try and catch a ride in the nose of the 744 in GF before they're all gone... what routes will they be flying to europe in 2017?
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 9:36am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Discussion Thread - December 08, 2016
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]
    - 44 mins ago Dec 8, 2016, 11:04am -
  • newdipping my toes in, my first churning
    in light of receiving an offer from chase in the mail to open a new checking and/or savings account for $300/$500, i was excited to start doing something that's always left me baffled when i heard about it–people getting things/money from banks to…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 8, 2016, 7:40am -
  • newNew Way To Bypass Chase 5/24
    I posted this in the daily discussion yesterday, but some people suggested I do a dedicated thread here. I was waiting for a few more datapoints to make sure it was working, but I'm pretty confident it is. Basically there is a new way to bypass Chas…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 11:21pm -
  • newChurning and Charitable Giving
    Friendly PSA that now is an excellent time to put in charitable gifts by year end. I often put charitable gifts on CCs in order to help meet minimum spending (also donate a little more than I otherwise would to mitigate any fees charities might pay).…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 8:33pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines now allowing MileagePlan bookings on Emirates from CONUS to Australia (e.g. PER, SYD)
    Only 225,000 miles in F.... :-) For that price, and about $53 in taxes & fees, you can book JFK-MXP-DXB-BKK-SYD, and shower four times on your way to Australia. submitted by /u/HesBeenVeryNaughty [link] [comments]
    - 15 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 8:24pm -
  • newBloomberg posted an article about the AmEx Platinum 100k carnival submitted by /u/physixfan [link] [comments]
    - 16 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:58pm -
  • newAer Lingus' New Avios Program is Up - 250 Avios Bonus
    Just got an email from Aer Lingus saying Aer Club is available for signups. 250 Avios free if you sign up before 1/7/17. Here's the link they sent. EDIT: Just noticed apparently the distance based Aer Club chart specifically excludes BOS-DUB and BOS-…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 7:10pm -
  • newBECU $100 Bonus to opening a Checking & Savings Accounts (Bank Bonus) (Targeted)
    Other BECU customers probably have a similar offer going. Feel free to post your details as well. Mods may remove this post and hopefully make an official referral thread. I tried to find one before posting but could not. Thanks! Details below: Join…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 6:40pm -
  • newAnyone here own/run a churning/travel agent based business?
    EDIT: So after reading all the replies I got a lot of very good input. I'm definitely not trying to be a blogger and not trying to be a professional travel agent. I wouldn't have anything to do with churning on the site and would be more of an award…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 6:30pm -
  • newRedeeming Amex MR for Apple products through Plenti at Macy's (NYC)
    TL;DR: Get 1.5 cpp for your MR by redeeming for Apple products at Macy's! I originally commented about this here, but I figured a text post would be more visible to people not generally interested in Plenti. I read (on /r/churning) a while ago about…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 7, 2016, 5:21pm -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newBest Tech Gifts for Travelers
    Let’s face it, gift buying for the hard-to-please traveler is a tough job! So we’ve rounded up some great suggestions. Tech gifts are a great idea...The post Best Tech Gifts for Travelers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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