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The Points Guy

  • newThe Best and Worst Airlines in the United States
    Not many people have an airline they love. But almost everyone has one they hate. From flight delays and cramped seats to bad customer service and lost luggage, airlines have a terrible reputation. In survey after survey, the airline industry rank…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 4:45am -
  • new10 Things No One Tells You About… Tokyo

    - 12 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 11:59pm -
  • newTip: Use Allied Passport to Help Secure Travel Visas
    China has no shortage of things to see and do. From visiting the Great Wall near Beijing and the Terracotta Army in Xi’an to eating wonderful Chinese food in a chic Shanghai cafe or relaxing on a beach in suddenly trendy Sanya, there are countless…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 10:40pm -
  • newSwiss to Charge Extra for Seat Assignments… In Business Class
    Airlines are working hard to expand upon the infinite number of ways they can charge customers more after they’ve already bought their ticket, and carriers around the world have quickly hopped on the “seat assignment fee” bandwagon in whic…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 9:40pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Many US Cities To Tokyo From $486 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…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 5:50pm -
  • newEarn 650 Bonus Business Extra Points on Your Next American Flight
    American Airlines’ Business Extra program is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the carrier is offering a new promotion for the occasion: 650 bonus Business Extra points if you register and take at least one flight by March 31, 2017. That’s en…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 3:59pm -
  • newMy Tips for Fellow Tall Travelers
    I’ve traveled a lot in my lifetime, and being 6’7″ hasn’t been easy. Between cramped economy seats and hitting my head on low-hanging baggage compartments, I’ve had my fair share of challenges. And yes, sometimes even The Points Guy flies i…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 1:59pm -
  • newComparing High-Tier Elite Status on American, Delta and United
    The start of a new year always brings an opportunity to evaluate (or reevaluate) your travel loyalties, and airline elite status can play an important role in this strategy. Last month, I took an in-depth look at the elite tiers of the three major US…
    - 24 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 11:59am -
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Mardi Gras Experience
    So you’re going to Mardi Gras, one of the biggest parties in the world. Should be simple, right? If you’re walking down Canal Street with a gaggle of beads around your neck and a very large cocktail in your hand, you certainly could be doing wors…
    - 1 day ago Feb 25, 2017, 11:59pm -
  • 7 Planes and Helicopters You Can Actually Spend the Night In
    We all know how tough it can be to get a solid night of shut eye on airplanes. If you’re dreaming of getting real sleep on an aircraft, why not stay at one of these hotels, where you can spend the night in actual plane full of real guest rooms?…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 10:49pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newI’m Going To Start Banning Some Commenters…
    Nearly a half million (non-spam) comments have been posted on this blog. One of my favorite things about the blog is interacting with you guys, whether it's in the comments, by email, or in person. I've long been a firm believer in not censoring comm…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 9:03pm -
  • newHyatt’s New Globalist Breakfast Rules Won’t End Well
    I've been digging into the World of Hyatt program lately as it's about to launch on March 1. As you might have figured out by now, I'm not a fan. Mostly I think the qualification requirements are insane for a hotel chain that has around 700 propertie…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 7:33pm -
  • newReview: Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card
    I've written about The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express in a broader context several times, though in this post I wanted to talk specifically about this card, since I think it's one of the best cards out there for the avera…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 6:03pm -
  • newWhy Qatar Airways First Class (Sort Of) Disappointed Me
    On Friday I flew Qatar Airways A380 first class from Doha to Paris. While Emirates and Etihad are continuing to invest in their first class product, Qatar Airways takes a different approach. Their CEO is on record as saying that there is no need for…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • newDriving The King’s Highway In Jordan
    There are three near-parallel highways running North > South in the central part of Jordan. The most-traveled skirts the shore of the Dead Sea, while the Desert Highway runs to the East. Either would take you from Amman to Aqaba (on the Red Sea), in…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 3:03pm -
  • newI Can’t Believe How I’m Flying From New York To LA…
    In about a week I need to get from New York to Los Angeles. I'm finishing up one trip, and need to position for my next big trip.Logically I could have just booked a ticket on American in economy and hoped for an upgrade. Then again, upgrades betwee…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 1:33pm -
  • newUnited Reveals Their First Transatlantic 777-300ER Polaris Route
    United introduced Polaris on December 1, 2016, which is the name for their new first & business class experience. This includes new airline lounges, improved food & beverages, better bedding, and also new seats.The catch is that United’s new busin…
    - 24 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 12:03pm -
  • Weekly Review: February 25, 2017
    Hello from Paris, after flying Qatar Airways here from Doha! I'm just finishing up a crazy trip that has spanned most of February, and am spending this weekend in Paris. As I reflect on my travels, I realize that it has been about a decade since I've…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 9:33pm -
  • How I’m Flying To & From Bhutan (I Think?)
    I'm really excited about visiting Bhutan in March. It looks stunning, and there are two new and nice looking Le Meridien properties there. I love the outdoors, so it seems like a beautiful place to enjoy some fresh air and hiking.As I've explained i…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 8:03pm -
  • Stupid: Egypt More Than Doubles Cost Of Tourist Visas
    Oh, Egypt.Egypt's tourism industry has suffered greatly ever since the revolution, and even more so after a Russian charter plane was blown up after takeoff from Egypt in 2015. I've had great experiences visiting Egypt (largely motived by the cheap…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 6:05pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newExtreme Stacking Amazon.com: Points and Huge Discounts
    It’s possible to earn up to 11X rewards with a 15% discount, or up to 4X rewards with a 32% discount at Amazon.com.  Here’s how… I don’t know about you, but I shop with Amazon all the time.  It’s just so darn convenient.  Until recently,…
    - 11 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:38am -
  • All aboard — last call for 30x Amtrak points
    Great deals come along each week, but these are reaching the end of the line. Get the deals you want before it’s too late!  Last Chance Deals Expiring February 28  30X Amtrak at 1800Flowers — Sometimes it’s good to be wrong. This one stuck…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 11:38am -
  • Virgin Atlantic miles: not just for Necker Island and more
    Welcome to Frequent Miler’s week in review around the web, where we recap some great posts we saw around the net. If you’ve found yourself with some Virgin Atlantic miles and Greg hasn’t convinced you that you need to go to Necker Island with t…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 12:09am -
  • Which hotel credit card stays in your wallet?
    While we have seen some exciting 100,000 point sign up bonuses on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Amex Business Platinum, there is one offer for “150,000 Bonus points” that is so bad that we’d never written about it until now. Fin…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 11:38am -
  • Lions, Leopards and a Category 1 Marriott — oh my
    Long before discovering points and miles as a method to travel, my wife and I had a shared dream trip: a safari. I think it’s the child within — the chance to see lions and leopards and elephants in their natural habitats rekindles the amazement…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 11:38am -
  • CitiBusiness AAdvantage 50K offer without 24-month language
      CitiBusines has a 50K mile sign up bonus offer out on the AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard that does NOT include 24-month language.  While offers on this card typically exclude those who have opened or closed a CitiBusiness AAdvantage…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 8:39am -
  • $2500 in fee free credit card spend for business card holders
    New users of the Plastiq bill pay service can pay up to $2500 worth of bills with a credit card fee-free.  Here are the terms: You must sign up with a referral link from someone who received a targeted business referral offer (more on this below). …
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 6:39pm -
  • Is it foolish to use hotel cards for everyday spend?
    In response to my post yesterday about the 150K Marriott offer (see: The 150,000 point offer everyone should avoid) a reader commented “To be fair, people who use hotel cards for their everyday spend are usually fools anyway.” I began composing a…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 11:38am -
  • The 150,000 point offer everyone should avoid
    Last fall, Marriott began advertising a so-called 150,000 point offer for their Marriott Rewards Premier credit card.  The offer was so clearly inferior to the public 80K offer that I never even wrote about it.  To my surprise, I learned recently t…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 5:38pm -
  • Chase Hyatt credit card now offering Explorist status for $50K spend

    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 3:25pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Quick hits: hijinks booking Mileage Plan awards on Virgin America
    In the last few months I've written a couple posts about booking award travel on Virgin America, with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles and with HawaiianMiles, mentioning a few things I had come across doing everyday research.Lo and behold, I actual…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 10:59am -
  • My Jamaica all-inclusive wasn't annoying for any of the reasons I expected
    I got back from Jamaica on Monday night, and had an absolutely marvelous time. On Friday I wrote about some questions I had about the experience, since I've never visited an all-inclusive resort (or Jamaica) before.Now I have the answers to those que…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 10:59am -
  • I'm going to Jamaica and I couldn't be more excited
    This weekend I'm heading to the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall for my first international trip of 2017 (and first since being approved for Global Entry). I'm not bringing my computer so there shouldn't be any activity here on the blog until next week, althou…
    - 10 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Interesting Starwood and Marriott stacking opportunities
    I was chatting yesterday with someone who has had a lot of success with Marriott recently, taking advantage of a number of opportunities that currently intersect due to the merger of the Marriott and Starwood hotel chains. While I don't generally thi…
    - 11 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 10:59am -
  • How I think about the Hilton Honors reforms
    People are talking about Hilton's recent announcement that they'll be eliminating the concept of hotel award categories and charging whatever they think is fair for a free night at their properties. They're also rebranding their loyalty program to "H…
    - 14 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Maybe just show up to a Global Entry interview without an appointment
    I've never had a card that offered Global Entry or Precheck fee reimbursement because I don't pay $450 annual fees, but a generous reader with many, many more such credits than he could ever use insisted I use one to pay my Global Entry registration…
    - 18 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 10:59am -
  • What are HawaiianMiles worth?
    Hawaiian Airlines is a traditional US carrier that flies between the Hawaiian islands and between Hawaii and the Western United States as well as New York's JFK airport, and from Hawaii to Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, Korea…
    - 21 days ago Feb 6, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Sustainability: value, cost, and risk
    When a good deal comes along, especially if it doesn't have a designated expiration date, folks often talk about whether the deal is "sustainable" or not. The general idea is that if a deal is "too good to last," then it won't.Of course, there are lo…
    - 26 days ago Feb 1, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Unbonused spend outlook for 2017
    Earlier this month I wrote about the BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card and Bank of America Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors, and favorably compared that combination to some of the best deals in travel hacking:A Chase Ink Plus and Sapphire Res…
    - 27 days ago Jan 31, 2017, 10:59am -
  • "Lombard Street" is a marvelous little book
    This is a review of "Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market" by Walter Bagehot. 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.19th cen…
    - 31 days ago Jan 27, 2017, 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 -

MileValue

  • Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Washington Dulles
    Priority Pass recently added the Turkish Airlines Lounge at Washington Dulles (IAD) to its network. Priority Pass Select membership (access to all Priority Pass lounges except United Clubs) is a key benefit of all the $450 cards: Citi Prestige, Ameri…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 6:00am -
  • Swiss Business Class Award Space Wide Open to Europe
    Swiss Airlines is releasing two Business Class award seats during Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 on its American routes, including from the West Coast. Swiss flies the following routes to Zurich with connections throughout Europe. You can book this rare a…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 11:42am -
  • How to Get 20 Free Nights at Hiltons Worldwide from Two Credit Cards
    The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offers 75,000 bonus HHonors points after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months. The card has no annual fee ever. Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the me…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Reader Inquiry: At 4/24, Which Chase Card To Get Next?
    I recently received the following email from a reader: Hi Sarah,   My husband is currently at 4/24 (as long as the Chase Ink Business doesn’t count) so I would love for him to get another Chase card. Which Chase card would be best?  Chase Freedo…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 9:27pm -
  • The Cheapest Ways to Get to Hawaii
    Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to visit, and judging by the number of inquiries I get about booking awards to Hawaii, it’s clear that many people agree. There are a number of cheap ways to get there that I’ll list in order. 1. Kore…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 1:30pm -
  • Argentina Money Situation 2017. Is There Still a Black (Blue) Market?
    Updated February 22, 2017 In the last four years, I’ve spent about 18 months total in Argentina, so I wanted to give a quick update on the money situation down there. From 2010 until December 2015, Argentina had an official exchange rate that wa…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • The Best Four Airline Transfer Partners of SPG Starpoints
    Starpoints can transfer to 30+ different types of airline miles by logging into your account and going to this page. For every 20,000 Starpoints transferred, Starwood adds 5,000 bonus points. That means for 1:1 transfer partners, 20k SPG points in yo…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Product Changing From An Expensive Annual Fee Card
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Citi Prestige, and the Amex Platinum card are premium credit cards with huge benefits and huge annual fees to match: $450. The first year, these are fantastic cards. The second year, the value is less certain. We’ll…
    - 6 days ago Feb 21, 2017, 10:47pm -
  • The New AAdvantage Barclaycard: 40k AA Miles For One Purchase
    The Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard is out and it comes with a super easy sign up bonus. You’ll earn 40,000 American Airlines miles after your very first purchase and paying the $95 annual fee, which is essentially buyin…
    - 6 days ago Feb 21, 2017, 1:50pm -
  • Anatomy of an Award: Last Minute $767 Hawaii Ticket for 17,500 Miles
    I just booked myself a one way award from Honolulu, Hawaii to Charlottesville, Virginia for 17,500 Singapore miles and $6. This was a $767 ticket, so I got 4.3 cents per mile on my award. There were a few interesting things about the award: I got th…
    - 7 days ago Feb 20, 2017, 8:00pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newLiquid Hydrogen Floated as Possible Fuel Replacement
    Professor Jo Hermans of Leiden University recently published a paper in the journal MRS Energy and Sustainability proposing that liquid hydrogen could be a viable replacement for the kerosene currently used as jet fuel due to its relative lightness.…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newSpirit Airlines CEO Weighs in on New Basic Economy Fares
    The Spirit Airlines CEO thinks major airlines’ “basic” fares are basically confusing and a money-grabbing attempt. The CEO of Spirit Airlines, the royalty of low-rate airfares with add-ons, had some choice words for American Airlines and United…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Flybe Flight Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapse at AMS
    Flybe Flight BE1284 was carrying 59 people at the time of the incident, which occurred on Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported. A Flybe flight traveling from Scotland to the Netherlands had to be evacuated late Thursday afternoon after its l…
    - 2 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 11:50pm -
  • CBP Agents Demand ID Before Domestic Passengers Allowed to Disembark at JFK
    Federal officials confirmed that immigration agents checked the papers of passengers arriving in New York onboard a Delta Airlines flight from San Francisco. Passengers traveling on domestic flights within the US aren’t normally required to clear c…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 10:39pm -
  • Virgin Australia Cockpit Fills With Smoke, Grounds Flight
    Virgin Australia Flight VA1188 was forced to make an emergency landing in Newcastle after smoke was reported billowing out of the instrument panel located in the cockpit of the aircraft. “All passengers have disembarked the aircraft which was met…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 10:12pm -
  • Airport Clinic: No ‘Anomalies’ Found After Kim Jong Nam’s Murder
    Following the murder of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, Malaysian Airports has released a statement Friday claiming they have found “no anomalies” in the case. The incident, which occurred on Feb. 13, involved the use of a nerve agent…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 9:29pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: A Bigot Trifecta
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Mi·sog…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 8:24pm -
  • Which Carrier Most Often Forces PAX to Stow Carry-Ons?
    Per a new study targeting eight major European airlines, low-cost carrier Ryanair took the top spot when it comes to forcing passengers to stow their carry-on luggage in the hold despite bag size. According to the study from Which?, 26 percent of Rya…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • International Carriers Temporarily Halt Flights to Nigeria
    Repair works at ABV will force international flights to divert to KAD for six weeks. However, three carriers are halting services to Nigeria over security concerns within the Kaduna region. A trio of international carriers have announced that, as of…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Golfer’s Family Takes a Swing at Air Canada for Stolen Clubs
    Custom golf clubs worth $5,000 belonging to Queen’s University of Charlotte student Sydney Lia were allegedly misplaced on an Air Canada flight to Toronto, prompting a strong response from Lia’s family, who called Air Canada’s customer service…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

  • Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass
    It’s the time of year to talk about the Southwest […]The post Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 42 days ago Jan 16, 2017, 6:10pm -
  • 5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios
    Avios are likely the easiest frequent flyer miles to ea […]The post 5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 49 days ago Jan 9, 2017, 4:12am -
  • Cost Breakdown of 18 Days in Albania
    This is a delayed cost breakdown of all the expenses fr […]The post Cost Breakdown of 18 Days in Albania appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 76 days ago Dec 13, 2016, 11:30pm -
  • (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.
    - 90 days ago Nov 29, 2016, 4:45am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Visit Malta on a Budget
    Many people don't realize it, but Malta is one of the best budget destinations in Europe. Your money can go further here than in a lot of Europe. In this post, I give you the breakdown of what it costs to travel Malta, give you tips on how to save ev…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 23 Reader Questions. 23 Attempted Answers.
    You asked so I answered! In this big Q&A post, I answer your questions about finding your passion, how to travel without a lot of money, the best credit cards, my upcoming tour, homesickness, if it's safe to travel to the United States, and much more…
    - 7 days ago Feb 20, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Announcing My 2017 Group Tours!
    The Nomadic Matt tours are back with tours to Amsterdam/Paris, Vienna/Prague, NYC, and Austin! On my tours, I take you to all my favorite sights, restaurants, bars, and off-the-beaten-track attractions. Here's everything you need to know about what m…
    - 11 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 2:15pm -
  • 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera
    Having a new camera doesn't mean your photos are going to automatically improve. That's why award-winning photographer Laurence Norah is sharing his 10 tips that will help you along the road to getting better travel shots with a new camera.The post…
    - 14 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 2:41pm -
  • Malta: The Country of Half Neglected Buildings
    In search of warmer weather during a winter trip to Europe, I headed to Malta. I'd never been before but it came so heavily recommended! While mostly a summer destination, I still loved my visit to the country but what I loved the most was what I had…
    - 18 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Great LGBT Events to Visit (Other than Pride)
    Adam from Travels of Adam is back with another column about LGBT travel! This time, he shares with us the biggest and best LGBT events around the world (outside of PRIDE) that bring the wide-ranging community together for incredible adventures.The p…
    - 25 days ago Feb 2, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked
    Taking the leap to travel can be difficult for a lot of reasons, but especially with all the misconceptions out there. In this post, Kristin Addis addresses 8 common myths associated with solo female travel and how to not let those stop you. The pos…
    - 28 days ago Jan 30, 2017, 2:29pm -
  • Travel Tip: Put Away Your Damn Phone!
    Over the last few years, I’ve seen a remarkable shift in social interactions while traveling. With advancements in technology, we're able to be wired all the time but constant distraction keeps us from enjoying the best parts of travel. Here's why…
    - 32 days ago Jan 26, 2017, 5:05pm -
  • An In-Depth Travel Guide to Cape Town
    Introducing a new column from Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit! They'll be writing about traveling around Africa and sharing tips, guides, and stories about the continent. Their first post is about Cape Town, a town they lived in for a few…
    - 35 days ago Jan 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • How to Find Work Overseas: 15 Ways to Earn Money When You Travel
    You don't have to have a lot of money to travel because you can work while you are on the road! Find work abroad is a lot easier than you think. In this post, I share 15 ways you can earn money when you travel so you can keep exploring the world!The…
    - 39 days ago Jan 19, 2017, 2:17pm -

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

  • newNew American Business Card
    No shortage of American Airlines credit card links over the past few months. Probably not the most random thing in the world…when their miles became a pain to burn, it sure got easy to earn them. This one from Citibank is worth 50,000 miles. The…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:20am -
  • 500 or 1,500 More Freebies
    Odd last few days. Multiple free point links from programs I’ve never used. The last one on this random week is from Voila hotels. Get 500 points for a quick Facebook survey (and another 1,000 if you need to sign up for an account first). Have a gr…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 8:53am -
  • JetSuiteX
    I got a very positive email about JetSuiteX last year. Since they barely fly anywhere, I decided against writing a post. Then I kept getting more emails. All have been rave reviews. So it’s time to say a few words… Local readers are loving these…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 8:43am -
  • 3 Good Sales
    Good sales from Alaska (including deals like Seattle to Vegas for $84), Southwest (deals like Chicago to DC for $102), and Virgin America (deals like LA to San Francisco for $59). Definitely worth a peek if you have any domestic flights to pay for.
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 9:21am -
  • More Strange Free Miles
    Thanks to reader Lee, here’s another 1,000 free miles for joining a random rewards program. Sign up with Vietnam Airlines here if free continues to be your favorite price. Enter promo code TRIEUSENVANG in the last step. Shouldn’t take more than…
    - 6 days ago Feb 21, 2017, 9:09am -
  • Business Class Sale
    Thanks to reader Vishal for sharing this sale from Singapore Airlines. Not a ton of choices there, but really great prices (by Business Class standards) if any work for you. If so, make sure you book today.  
    - 7 days ago Feb 20, 2017, 9:28am -
  • Spring Training From SPG
    As always, spring training baseball is a fun way to burn a few Starwood points. Unless you hate sports. Then it’s a slow form of torture as you awkwardly watch strange men run around in the grass. Also, thanks to reader Shahriyar for sharing this:…
    - 10 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 8:04am -
  • Starwood Increased Bonus
    If you haven’t had the SPG Personal or Business card before…it’s time to take a look. Both are up to 35,000 points through April 5th. This currency is a huge favorite of mine and the new Marriott transfer option is just one of many good ways t…
    - 11 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 8:12am -
  • Save Delta Miles From LAX
    By the end of the day, you can book flights from LAX with fewer SkyMiles. Some really good options starting at 5,000 miles each way. And since you’re trying to beat the clock, you might also want to look at this JetBlue sale that won’t be around…
    - 12 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 8:35am -
  • Tuesday Pair
    Happy Valentine’s Day, you romantic nerds! 2 more good ones as this busy week continues: Get 14% cash back from a bunch of stores on Ebates today. Definitely worth looking at since most are normally 4% or less. If you have an American Express card…
    - 13 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 8:34am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newHyundai Test Drive $30 Gift Card Promotion (Amazon, Target, or Visa Gift Card)
    Hyundai Dealerships are now offering a $30 Prepaid Visa/Amazon/or Target Gift Card to sign up for test driving a new Hyundai. No purchase necessary, you simply visit the dealership to do the test drive with your printable coupon. I have tested out ma…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 10:31pm -
  • newLG 49″ 49LH570A LED 1080p Smart HDTV via Best Buy: $299.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new LG 49″ 49LH570A LED 1080p Smart HDTV for only $299.99 + FREE SHIPPING! Retreat to your favorite shows, movies or streamed media with this LG 48.7-inch HD TV. Impressive contrasts and vivid colors thanks to…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 10:25pm -
  • newLenovo Yoga 710 2-in-1 11.6″ Touchscreen Laptop via Best Buy: $399.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new Lenovo Yoga 710 2-in-1 11.6″ Touchscreen Laptop for only $399.99 + FREE SHIPPING! Enjoy the versatility of this Lenovo Yoga 710 laptop. It’s an ultra-portable hybrid with a 360-degree hinge for laptop or…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 9:40pm -
  • newMidFirst Bank Youth Savings Promotion: $25 Bonus (AZ, CO, OK)
    MidFirst Bank is offering a $25 bonus for their youth savings program. Their iSave savings program offers a fun opportunity for kids to learn the importance of saving, and receive a matching deposit. Making regular deposits to their iSave account…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newMetro Employees Credit Union Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (KY)
    Metro Employees Credit Union is offering a $50 bonus when you open a checking account with net pay set up through payroll deduction or direct deposit totaling at least $400 per month. Opening an account provides a multitude of benefits. There are n…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • New Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express Review: $150 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 Blue Cash Preferred® Card from Ame…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 4:00am -
  • Extrabux Promotion: $5 Sign Up Bonus + Up To 30% Cash Back
    Take advantage of all of your online shopping when you purchase through Extrabux. When you join Extrabux, they will give you a $5 Welcome Bonus as well as up to 30% cash back on your favorite stores! You have over thousands of stores to choose from i…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 2:00am -
  • Top Ten Hot Deals for February 25, 2017
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on laptops, T.Vs, computers, cell phones, household appliances, and many other items? You’re in the right spot! Today we have the Acer Notebook, LG HDTV, Canon Camera, Netgear Router, and much more. Look no f…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 8:50pm -
  • Top Ten Flight Deals for February 25, 2017
    If you’re looking to travel in the most cost efficient and money-saving way possible, here is a list of the best flight deals of the day! These promotions normally are only good for a few days. Make sure if you find a promotion that you like, book…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 8:47pm -
  • Southern Bank Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (NC, VA)
    Southern Bank is offering a $50 bonus when you open any Southern personal banking account and meet a few requirements. Southern offers free accounts but you might want to consider getting their Gold Account. With it, you receive Identity Protection,…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 7:00pm -

Travel Codex

  • Cathay Pacific Creates A Beer for 35,000 Feet
    Cathay Pacific in partnership with Hong Kong Brewing company is bringing their own exclusive beer to the sky for a limited of time. Knowing that taste buds dull and sweetness and salt receptors are lacking in flight, many airlines adjust food seasoni…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Review: Singapore Airlines First Class Seoul to Los Angeles (SQ 8)
    Singapore Airlines (SQ8) First Class Singapore to Los Angeles makes a 2 hour stop in Seoul. This is a continuation of the review of Singapore Airlines First Class Singapore to Seoul. The ground time is just long enough to be annoying. The Singapore A…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Review: American Airlines Premium Economy Amenity Kit
    Welcome to another installment of our amenity kit review series.  Today, I’ll examine the American Airlines Premium Economy amenity kit.  As in previous reviews, I will be reviewing this amenity kit on a scale from 1 to 5 (being the best) and wi…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Where is Jeff Smisek Now?
    A few days ago, Business Insider posted an article on how United CEO Oscar Munoz is aiming to transform the carrier into America’s Best Airline. This was one of the more candid pieces of journalism that has surfaced to the general public about the…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get Lower Fees on British Airways Award Tickets
    In the world of frequent flyer programs, it sometimes seems like we have an unofficial motto: friends don’t let friends book award travel on British Airways. It’s not an issue of quality or service (although some have their complaints). Rather, t…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • World of Hyatt Seeks to Promote Community Engagement
    I already wrote about the new World of Hyatt loyalty program that launches on March 1. However, news from Hyatt is that this rebranding has even broader reach. One of the great things about travel is introducing yourself to new people, places, and e…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • I Booked My First Delta One Flight
    A few weeks ago, I did a reader poll where I asked several of you if it would be worthwhile to purchase an Icelandair flight in SAGA class from Helsinki back to the United States.  While some of you felt like this would have been an interesting deal…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Today Only: Save $8.63 on Your Next Amazon Order!
    Amazon.com is celebrating its recent success, ranking #1 for the second year in a row in the annual Harris Corporate Reputation Poll. Its score of 86.27 is a record high for the survey as a whole, which asks customers for their opinion on factors suc…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • Travel Codex Scholarship Program
    I didn’t get to do a lot of international travel growing up. Ironically, the scholarships that I received in college always kept me tied to my desk, thinking this would be the best use of my time. However, not everything can be learned in a class…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Basic Economy Is Bad News For Bank Points
    Today, American Airlines and United Airlines expanded their fares to include Basic Economy in many markets. In doing so, they join Delta in offering the fares in multiple markets, but with additional restrictions. Delta was the first legacy airline t…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 2:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • 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 February 24, 2017.Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes - Earn $150-$350 bonus cash…
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 10:23am -
  • Panda Cash Back $5 Sign-Up Bonus and 25% Referral Rewards
    Panda Cash Back is a shopping rebate network that pays you to shop online at popular stores.Plus, you can get a $5 Sign-Up Bonus from Panda Cash Back just for creating a free account ($15 minimum earnings for payout required).The post Panda Cash Ba…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 12:35am -
  • Divy Equities Investment Account $10 Free Credit for First Stock Purchase
    Divy provides you with intuitive search technology to help you discover new investment ideas and the ability to buy any stocks or ETFs in fractional shares for as little as $10.Plus, you can get a $10 Free Credit to use toward your first stock purch…
    - 6 days ago Feb 21, 2017, 9:48pm -
  • Winc Wine Club Membership Free $13 Bottle of Wine for New Subscribers
    Winc is a wine club membership subscription service that connects you to a world of exclusive wines that are tailored to your tastes and delivered directly to your door on a monthly basis.Plus, when you sign up via this Winc Free Wine Bottle Promoti…
    - 7 days ago Feb 20, 2017, 10:27pm -
  • Craft Coffee Delivery Subscription 15% Discount and Free Coffee Referrals
    Craft Coffee provides fresh-roasted coffee, delivered when you need it, for the same price that you pay at the grocery store, with no commitment, a price-match guarantee, and free shipping.Plus, you can use Referral Code "myc-qks" during checkout to…
    - 7 days ago Feb 20, 2017, 8:41pm -
  • Wells Fargo Wallet $10 Statement Credit with Tap and Pay
    The Wells Fargo Wallet for Android will give you a $10 statement credit when you use tap and pay at any participating retailer to make your first purchase for any amount of money with Wells Fargo Wallet by March 25, 2017.The Wells Fargo Wallet is a…
    - 10 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 8:07pm -
  • Servy Restaurant Mystery Dining App up to $25 Cash Payments and $5 Referrals
    Servy is a restaurant mystery dining app that rewards qualified diners with up to $25 in cash reimbursements for providing restaurants with private feedback about your dining and delivery experiences.Just download the Servy App for iOS or Android to…
    - 11 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 10:11pm -
  • Credible Student Loan Refinancing $500 Bonus Incentive
    You can receive a $500 Bonus from Credible when you successfully close on a refinance student loan of at least $5,000, available when you submit your refinancing request by March 31, 2017, and complete your refinancing request with the lender by May…
    - 12 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 9:22pm -
  • Chime Prepaid Card $20 Sign-Up Bonus, $20 Referral Bonuses and Shopping Rewards
    The Chime Visa Prepaid Card has updated their referral program to provide new card members with a $20 sign-up bonus when you join via a current member's referral, plus current members will earn a $20 referral bonus for each new member that you refer,…
    - 12 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 7:55pm -
  • Hey Dude Shoes 20% Discount Code and $150 Referral Credits
    Hey Dude Shoes makes stylish and comfortable footwear for men and women with a wide range of unique collections to make your feet happy.You can get a Hey Dude Shoes 20% Discount Code to use toward your first purchase for orders over $60 on their web…
    - 12 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 7:53pm -

Boarding Area

  • newExtreme Stacking Amazon.com: Points and Huge Discounts
    It’s possible to earn up to 11X rewards with a 15% discount, or up to 4X rewards with a 32% discount at Amazon.com.  Here’s how… I don’t know about you, but I shop with Amazon all the time.  It’s just so darn convenient.  Until recently,…
    - 11 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:38am -
  • newA Very Real, Very Negative Consequence Of Basic Economy Fares
    Just another thing to be careful about when it comes to Basic Economy fares. Now that the Big 3 are all in the pool when it comes to offering bare bones fares, here's another pitfall to consider.The post A Very Real, Very Negative Consequence Of Ba…
    - 42 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:07am -
  • newDoch kein 60 USD Visa on Arrival in Ägypten!
    Jetzt wird es lustig. Aus Ägypten kommen nun Meldungen, dass man das Visum doch nicht teurer macht. WTF???
    - 1 hour ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:24am -
  • newKomplizierte KOSTENLOSE 1500 Airberlin Meilen
    Wer zu viel Zeit hat, kann mal versuchen 1 500 Topbonus Meilen zu generieren. Ob es dieser Aufwand wirklich wert ist?
    - 2 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 9:57am -
  • newFirst impressions of Sofia, Bulgaria
    After a full Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria walking around for ten hours and snapping loads of photos, I developed initial impressions of the city. I like to get down my initial impressions of a place before time and exposure changes my perceptions. So, i…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 9:33am -
  • newREVIEW: Etihad First Class, Abu Dhabi to Melbourne
    My flight from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne in Etihad First Class was superb. Enjoy.The post REVIEW: Etihad First Class, Abu Dhabi to Melbourne appeared first on Miles from Blighty.
    - 2 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 9:31am -
  • newLa la Land didn’t wind. But Air New Zealand are running a flash sale there
    Well, if you’re waking up, or still laughing at last night’s Academy Awards performance, you’ll know that La La Land lost… and Moonlight won. But that isn’t stopping Air New Zealand who are pulling a one-day sale to La La Land… also known…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 9:07am -
  • newAir New Zealand – one day sale London to LA – £459 economy / £1999 Business
    £1999 for Air New Zealand Business Premier from London to LA is pretty good value - if you can book today.The post Air New Zealand – one day sale London to LA – £459 economy / £1999 Business appeared first on Miles from Blighty.
    - 3 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 8:28am -
  • newThis Week At The Lounge: February 26, 2017
    A late update for the last weekend, given Shipra and I were busy over a long weekend in the hills of Mussoorie with work and play. Here is all the update from the week behind us!The post This Week At The Lounge: February 26, 2017 appeared first on L…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 8:19am -
  • newIl volo più lungo va dal Qatar alla Nuova Zelanda. Ma è importante?
    Quando il Boeing 777-200LR di Qatar Airways è atterrato all’aeroporto di Auckland lunedì 6 febbraio, ha stabilito il record della tratta più lunga in esercizio: la bellezza di 14.535 km. Considerando che il primo volo della storia, compiuto da O…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 8:02am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Atlanta Invasion: Earn 6,000 JetBlue Points
    JetBlue is starting a Boston-Atlanta route to compete with Delta, and you know what that means for you: A bonus opportunity!* Earn 6,000 JetBlue Points Fly between Boston and Atlanta on JetBlue and you can earn up to 6,000 bonus points after you regi…
    - 2 days ago Feb 25, 2017, 4:10pm -
  • 500 Free And Easy United Miles

    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 1:16pm -
  • American Airlines Changes The Boarding Process. Again.
    Airlines do certain things well. Getting their passengers on planes is not one of them. For years, airlines have tried to optimize the boarding process and, for years, they’ve failed. In fact, if anything, the process has gotten more complicated. I…
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 6:15pm -
  • Win 100,000 topbonus Miles from airberlin
    You may not know topbonus, which is the mileage program for airberlin, but you should. Not because you will ever fly them, but because they give out a lot of free miles and have some interesting promos. Win 100,000 topbonus Miles topbonus (no capital…
    - 6 days ago Feb 21, 2017, 1:15pm -
  • Marriott Redemptions: Hotel Nights And Miles
    Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next two weeks. Posts will be fewer and further between.   A few weeks ago, I discussed the Hilton Honors program, which allows you to earn both hotel points and miles when you stay at a Hilton property. B…
    - 8 days ago Feb 19, 2017, 7:10pm -
  • More Bizarre “Stuff” in The World Of Travel
    One of the things that I love most about writing this blog is seeing all the bizarre things that are happening in the travel world. Here are a few: The White House Is Back Given the state of the White House, I’m sure that worrying about tours was n…
    - 10 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 5:33pm -
  • Hilton And American Airlines Stay Bonus
    One of the unique features of the Hilton Honors plan is the ability to “double dip.”* You can earn extra points, or points and miles on your favorite airline. Hilton is upping the ante a bit to allow you to earn extra American Airlines miles. Ear…
    - 12 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 4:12pm -
  • Canada Becoming Cheaper
    The Canadian Dollar may be picking up strength against its US counterpart, but flights to, from and within Canada are about to get cheaper, as WestJet expands its operations in eastern Canada. A Little Respect Who? Yup. Unless you’re Canadian, an a…
    - 14 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 4:23pm -
  • Two (Smaller) Hotel Cards That Pay for Themselves
    I spend a lot of time talking about Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt because of the breadth of their programs but, the truth is, if you want the best rewards programs, you often have to look elsewhere. The same may hold true for credit cards. Two…
    - 17 days ago Feb 10, 2017, 4:53pm -
  • Credit Card Christmas in February
    It’s credit card Christmas, as a remarkable three airline cards are offering 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses. We’ll occasionally get one or two at the same time, but we rarely have three simultaneously. Credit Card Bonanza You’ve got several choice…
    - 19 days ago Feb 8, 2017, 4:04pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 4 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:45am -
  • newWhat do you want to know about the new 77W??
    On Monday afternoon [13 Feb 17] United is running a media/promo flight of the new 77W from ORD to SFO (UA2153). This is the first opportunity for regular folks to get on board and explore the plane tip-to-tail. I got invited to attend meaning I can h…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 3:54am -
  • 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…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 3:47am -
  • 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
    - 8 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 3:45am -
  • newNew nomenclature
    This is a lighthearted post, and while true, hardly intended to be substantive.When booking a room online I almost always add a special comment line to the reservation saying something like "quiet room really important - Diamond member, thanks." Not…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 2:39am -
  • 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:
    - 12 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 12:11am -
  • newAir Canada Super Elite Status
    I have been an AC 100K status holder for 7 years. As of January, it has been nearly impossible to get an upgrade. It seems AC is selling off every available seat, particularly with the auction system.I have called the SE Concierge and they have told…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 5:31pm -
  • newTravelmate in Finnair Plus / OneWorld
    I wounder if there are anyone hunting miles (Finnair Plus Points) for own fun (not in work)?I will get my Finnair Platinum / OneWorld Emerald status this August. From there, I will work hard to maintain that status. I will do some travel with my fa…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 4:09pm -
  • (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…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 10:26am -
  • UA Basic Economy now live
    UA's basic economy fares are now on sale for flights between the CONUS hubs and MSP. They pretty much equate to a $20ish increase in fares across the board. Fares are mostly filed with a BN, EN or FN suffix now (Basic, Economy, First). For Basic far…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 2:26am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newOnBusiness rebooking nightmare — any suggestions?
    We made an OnBusiness booking a few weeks ago when BA.com was acting up as usual. The agent kindly made the reservation over the phone, waiving the service charge. We now need to, if possible, change the return portion to one day earlier. Both...
    - 8 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:41am -
  • newDelayed flight and missed connection advice please.
    Morning all, I'm currently at EDI waiting on BA1441 which is delayed (next announcement at 1215) I had an onward connection to LIN at 1250 on BA0574 which I'm obviously not going to make now. EDI-LIN is all on one ticket so I know I'll get there at..…
    - 18 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:31am -
  • newSeparate bus for CE at LHR?
    Came off a SZG-LHR flight on Saturday with 8 rows of CE and maybe 20 people. We had 2 buses waiting for us at LHR and after the CE passengers boarded the first bus, no-one else seemed to be getting off the plane, and the doors closed and off we...
    - 29 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:20am -
  • newCan't find any upgrade availability through united.com
    Is united.com now blocking visibility of flights with upgrade award availability. I've tried in vain to find any flights LHR-EWR-LHR that doesn't say waitlist only. I've checked this in expert mode many months in advance and even tried difference...
    - 46 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newReward Ticket Searches Blocked by BA
    I've been searching for reward tickets using the tool on the BA website and got this handy message after maybe 90 minutes of searching for tickets to various places and dates: Web Page Blocked Unfortunately access to the web page you were trying.…
    - 48 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newList of Valid Dubai Connect Destinations
    Hi all, Is there a tool (or maybe a clever ITA matrix search?) that can be used to view all of the valid Dubai Connect destinations from a given departure point. For e.g. I am looking at heading on holiday in November this year, and am...
    - 55 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:54am -
  • new'Extra Points' entries on MR Account Activity screen
    Please forgive if this is a 'bemused SPG member' question, but I'm logged into the MR website and looking at a stay that's just posted, and it says : 4,410 points (1,364 base + 682 Elite+ 2,364 extra) Extra points *should* be forthcoming for.…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:37am -
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  • newTrying to cancel and award on-line
    Hi I'm trying to cancel and award flight on-line but it comes up with "Computer says no error" It's a simple One way flight-though it is with MH out of KUL. It is 3 months in the future. Surely I do not have to ring to cancel?? Or is this...
    - 1 hour ago Feb 27, 2017, 10:32am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newNewbie Question Weekly Thread - Week of February 27, 2017
    Welcome to the Newbie Weekly thread at /r/churning! A few rules: First and foremost, check out our extensive Wiki for answers to common questions. There are no questions too stupid, if you don't like a question being asked - you don't have to answer…
    - 41 mins ago Feb 27, 2017, 11:08am -
  • newReminder - Plastiq's AMEX promotion of 2% fee ends on 28th February.
    Does not look like this will be extended so if you have any bills that need to be paid off don't forget to do it before the 28th. submitted by /u/Le_Flight_Chief [link] [comments]
    - 9 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 3:10am -
  • newFAQ - Different Ways to use Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints (SPG Points). Feb 2017.
    Different Ways to use Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints (SPG Points) Feb 26th, 2017 This update discusses the changes that has occurred since the Marriott/SPG merger. Since both the AmEx SPG Personal and Biz versions are offering 35K sign-on bonus…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 27, 2017, 2:23am -
  • newNon 4th Night Free Offers (Stacking w/ Citi Prestige)
    I love using this perk to get a 4th night free (25% discount before you even do any research). In 2016 I used this benefit twice on all inclusive resorts. (once in Jamaica, Iberostar Grand Rose Hall and later on in Cancun). The 2nd trip was an amazin…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 10:55pm -
  • newOptimal Churning Strategies in 2017
    The good old days of being able to churn through 4 AA card sign-up bonuses in a year seem to be gone. Chase has taken huge share of credit cards and instituted a 5-24 rule while Amex ony gives bonuses out once and never again and other cards have to…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 9:19pm -
  • newFAQ: Paying Federal Income Taxes with a credit card
    FAQ: Paying Federal Income Taxes with a credit card Feb 26, 2017 We are coming up on April 15th, Tax Day. As usual, we begin to get questions from folks who wants to reduce the pain of paying Federal income Tax as part of their involvement in churnin…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 6:27pm -
  • newTax implications of cash back rewards
    I believe generally cash back rewards are not-taxable. However, I've convinced myself that in my situation they are. Let's use my Cap1 Spark 2% cash back card as an example. I run a business and buy $10k of goods in a month. I receive $200 cash back…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • newGreat 2% cash back card, with $100 sign-up bonus
    I just logged in my Penfed account and saw an ad for a new Penfed credit card. Basic Info: POWER CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE CARD Unlimited 1.5% cash back for all transactions. It's be 2% if you're a Penfed checking account holder, or a Military Serv…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 1:42pm -
  • Storytime Weekly Thread - Week of February 26, 2017
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - February 26, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 1 day ago Feb 26, 2017, 11:04am -

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  • newJack’s First Road Trip to the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage
    Our son Jack was born in mid-September and we thought that by now, he would have traveled out of the country. But our pediatrician recommended...The post Jack’s First Road Trip to the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 16 hours ago Feb 26, 2017, 8:09pm -
  • newThe Craziest Things People Ask Flight Attendants
    Flight attendants deserve praise for keeping their poise around sometimes demanding passengers all day. Flight attendant instructor and co-owner of TheVacationGals.com, Beth Blair says flight attendants...The post The Craziest Things People Ask Fli…
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  • Travel Style: Vanessa Rivers
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Vanessa Rivers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 6:09pm -
  • Another Way to Make Economy More Comfortable
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Walt S., who offered the...The post Another Way to Make Economy More Comfortable appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Feb 24, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Where and When Are Americans Traveling for Spring Break?
    Spring Break is approaching, and many (most) Americans with Spring Break plans have their trips booked. So where are they headed? An analysis of four million-plus...The post Where and When Are Americans Traveling for Spring Break? appeared first on…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • Norwegian Launches $65 Flights to Europe
    Today Norwegian, the third-largest low-cost carrier in Europe, launched $65 transatlantic fares (including taxes), which might be the cheapest tickets across the pond ever. The...The post Norwegian Launches $65 Flights to Europe appeared first on Jo…
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 3:31pm -
  • How to Save Big Traveling From Airports to the City
    My buddy Lee Abbamonte (his website is LeeAbbamonte.com) posted a great tip on his Facebook page: “Just a friendly travel tip for New Yorkers or those...The post How to Save Big Traveling From Airports to the City appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Luke Mangan
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Luke Mangan appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 6:30pm -
  • Ask a Pilot with Spencer: The Superjet
    In our Ask a Pilot series, pilot Spencer Marker answers one of your aviation-related questions each week. See past installments here and submit your own to...The post Ask a Pilot with Spencer: The Superjet appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 6:03pm -
  • Video: Harrison Ford Flying Way Too Low Over Taxiing 737
    Yesterday, piloting an actual plane and not the Millennium Falcon, actor Harrison Ford came in to land at John Wayne Airport and narrowly avoided some...The post Video: Harrison Ford Flying Way Too Low Over Taxiing 737 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 5:43pm -

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