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Frugal Travel Guy

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Award Card Approval
    The world of points and miles can be endlessly rewarding, with options such as free flights, upgrades to premium cabins, complimentary hotel rooms and discounts on gift cards and merchandise. It can also seem bewildering, if you’re a neophyte looki…
    - 17 days ago Mar 23, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Premium Economy the New Business Class?
    Once upon a time, all airline seats were identical. Prior to the 1950s, carriers offered the same cabin experience to all passengers, but with a twist: if you wanted better treatment you took a non-stop flight and paid more, while connecting flights…
    - 20 days ago Mar 20, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Priority Pass Worth It?
    A visit to an airport lounge can be a magical interlude during a day of stressful traveling. Getting into the lounge, however, can be a complicated affair. For many travelers, Priority Pass has been the solution. Founded in 1992, the company is a col…
    - 24 days ago Mar 16, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Easiest Ways to Meet Credit Card Spending for Bonuses
    The easiest way to quickly accumulate a stash of points or miles is through a credit card signup bonus. Meeting the minimum spending, though, can sometimes seem daunting. In most cases you have three months to do it, and spending requirements tend to…
    - 27 days ago Mar 13, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • How to Pick a Honeymoon Destination
    Is going to a honeymoon destination on your mind? You may be thinking of enjoying a romantic getaway if you’ve just set a date for your wedding. After all, love birds do need to fly! That doesn’t erase the fact that the thought of planning a hone…
    - 29 days ago Mar 11, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Avianca LifeMiles: An Underrated Frequent Flyer Program
    In the world of points and miles, hobbyists gradually become aware of the possibilities for award travel. When you’re getting started accumulating miles, you tend to look for award flights on your designated airline only. At some point, you realize…
    - 31 days ago Mar 9, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Best Travel Cards for 2020
    As 2020 unfolds, this is the perfect time to take stock of travel goals and develop a strategy for the coming year. Your personal plan will depend on what’s important to you: is it airline miles, hotel points, ease and comfort while traveling, or t…
    - 34 days ago Mar 6, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How You Can Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane
    The inside of an airplane cabin can be a scary environment during flu season. You need to know that you’re not being paranoid if you’re afraid of becoming ill after taking a flight. Unfortunately, it can be very easy to spread sickness in such a…
    - 36 days ago Mar 4, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards for Restaurants
    Until recently, there were limited options for earning credit card rewards while dining out. In the past few years, however, many premium rewards cards have made restaurant spending just as rewarding as travel—a recognition of the fact that the two…
    - 38 days ago Mar 2, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How to Plan for a Cruise Without Breaking the Bank
    Is a cruise just what you need to get through the doldrums of winter? You may be too afraid to even dream about taking a cruise because you assume that cruising is synonymous with spending. The truth is that cruise fares can be high. Cruise operators…
    - 41 days ago Feb 28, 2020, 7:30pm -

View From the Wing

  • newNew York Times Irresponsibly Suggests COVID-19 Was Brought To New York By Qatar Airways
    The lede to a piece in the New York Times on the bungled initial response to the novel coronavirus appears to suggest that the virus was first brought to New York by a Qatar Airways flight. It even further appears to suggest that if only New York ha…
    - 7 mins ago Apr 9, 2020, 12:04pm -
  • newU.S. Government Might Take Frequent Flyer Programs As Collateral For Bailout
    If airlines are going to receive a bailout, taxpayers should receive some assurance of recovering the funds when times are good. And any deal should be structured to incentivize airlines to get out from under partial nationalization as quickly as po…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:34pm -
  • newWhat All The Elite Status Extensions Mean We’ll See Later This Year
    Elite status is one of the most powerful motivators for frequent customers to stick with a travel brand. When programs extend status outright during this crisis, they're giving up a tool to encourage business when customers are able to come back. So…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 9:34pm -
  • newAmerican And Alaska Advance Partnership, Reciprocal Elite Status Earning Starts Today
    Alaska Airlines is planning to join the oneworld alliance and is scaling its partnership with American Airlines back up. Here's some inside scoop on why American had been cutting ties with Alaska, and how they changed their mind.The rejuvenated par…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 7:34pm -
  • newMarriott Extends Elite Status, Takes Additional Measures
    Marriott is extending current elite status through February 2022. And while they had already paused expiration of points through August they have extended that out to February 2021.Continue reading Marriott Extends Elite Status, Takes Additional Mea…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:25pm -
  • newCiti Revamping Earning Structure For Premier and Preferred Cards
    Citi is revamping its Premier and Preferred cards. Citi Premier gets new earning categories, and spending points on paid travel will no longer be as lucrative (making points-to-miles transfers the only good option). Citi Preferred is getting new bo…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:00pm -
  • new13 Biggest Credit Card Bonus Offers Right Now [April 2020]
    The biggest credit card offers are the quickest, easiest way to earn a large amount of miles and jump start your travel. These are the most lucrative. There are several all new best-ever and limited-time bonuses that have come out over the last seve…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 3:58pm -
  • newChina’s Wuhan Airport Has Now Re-Opened
    Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is 16 miles from the city center of Wuhan, capital of the Hubei province. As the epicenter of the initial COVID-19 breakout, it has been shut down since January 23. The airport was disinfected on Friday.The airpor…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 2:04pm -
  • Now That Tourism Is Re-Opening, Bad Things Are Happening At The Great Wall Of China
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Now That Tourism Is Re-Opening, Bad Things Are Happening At The Great Wall…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 12:04pm -
  • Don’t Take Advantage Of United’s New Flexible Cancellation Offer
    United today announced that customers can have fees waived for changes to travel through end of the year provided they make their change or cancellation by April 30.You're better off waiting for a significant flight change or cancellation and insist…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 11:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newAmerican Airlines International First Class From 50K Miles
    As I've said before, I don't think there's anything wrong with planning travel way in advance, given the deals that are available. However, if you're going to do so, go into it with the expectation that the trip may not materialize, as we don't know…
    - 5 mins ago Apr 9, 2020, 12:06pm -
  • newGreat Deal: Save $50 On Amazon With Amex
    I first wrote about this deal at the beginning of the year, though it seems to be available once again, including for many people who used it in the past.Over the past year or so we've seen some incredible opportunities to redeem a small number of p…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 9, 2020, 10:43am -
  • newChanges Coming To The Citi Premier Card
    The Citi Premier Card is Citi's mid-range card earning ThankYou points, which is essentially a competitor to the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (review).Citi has just announced some significant changes to this card, which can either be positive o…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 6:48pm -
  • newMarriott Bonvoy Extending Elite Status
    Marriott Bonvoy has just become the latest program to announce plans to extend elite status, and more. Let's take a look at the details.Marriott Bonvoy will be extending status earned in 2019 by 12 months. Rather than your current status expiring in…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:13pm -
  • newDelta Blocks Middle Seats, Cuts Advance Upgrades
    Delta Air Lines has just announced a series of initiatives intended to help people social distance when flying. These changes apply for flights between April 13 and May 31, 2020 (though I imagine they have the potential to be extended).So, what all…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 4:08pm -
  • newData: How Many People Are Still Flying?
    We know that demand for air travel has plummeted, as we've seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before.Just how much has traffic through US airports changed? The TSA's Public Affairs spokesperson, Lisa Farbstein, has shared lots of interesting dat…
    - 21 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 3:20pm -
  • newPlease Be Nice To Those Working In Travel (Hopefully An Obvious Reminder?)
    I figured a reminder here couldn't hurt...This is a tough time for those working in travelObviously this is an incredibly challenging time for many people, not just those working in travel. However:This blog is about travelThose working for airli…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 2:06pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines’ New (Worse) Schedule Change Policy
    American Airlines has introduced a worse schedule change policy as of today, April 8, 2020.As of April 8, 2020, American Airlines has updated their conditions of carriage regarding schedule changes. This only applies to new bookings, so doesn't impa…
    - 24 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 12:27pm -
  • Aer Lingus Temporarily Cuts Business Class On JFK Flights
    Here's an interesting approach that Aer Lingus is taking towards operating their transatlantic route between Dublin and New York...Like all airlines, Aer Lingus has greatly reduced their route network, though the airline continues to operate several…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:47am -
  • Alaska & American Improve Reciprocal Mileage Earning
    Several weeks ago it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance, and as part of that they're also strengthening ties with American Airlines once again.As of April 1 that partnership was improved. This is an update to t…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:10am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newThanks, Citi. Dumping the Prestige is even easier now.
    Last fall, Greg wrote these words: I’m a bit sad to end my five year relationship with the Prestige card. Is it weird that I get emotionally attached to credit cards? Wait, don’t answer that. I know. Yes, it’s weird. He was of course writing ab…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 10:38am -
  • newAmazon: Save 20% On Up To $250 Of Spend When Redeeming 1 Membership Rewards Point
    Update 4/8/20: This is now working on third party gift cards again. The offer is due to end on April 20, 2020 but might be pulled sooner than that, so buy ASAP if you’re interested. (h/t Doctor of Credit). ~ Amazon has relaunched one of its best of…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:32pm -
  • newCiti Adding Grocery Stores & Restaurants To 3x Category, 3x Travel Structure Changing
    Citi has announced some interesting changes to its Premier card today which will come into effect on August 23, 2020. On balance, these changes are positive, although there will be some cardholders that are negatively affected by these changes depend…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 9:03pm -
  • newFrequent Miler Live Thursday (4/9) at 4PM ET. Ask us anything!
    We are back with another round of Frequent Miler Live: Ask us Anything. This time we’re going to set time limits on our answers to try to make the experience more interactive. We want to have time to answer more questions and to include a bit of ba…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 7:41pm -
  • newMarriott Extending Elite Status Through February 2022
    Nearly all airline and hotel chains have announced over the past week how they intend to deal with elite status seeing as most of their loyalty program’s members will have a hard time attaining status during 2020 for 2021 as a result of COVID-19. O…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 6:16pm -
  • newAlbertsons/Safeway/Just For U: Earn 8x Reward Points On Happy Gift Cards (Save 20% On Gas)
    A few days ago we shared about the latest Amex Offer for Happy gift cards. Albertsons, Safeway and other stores that use the Just For U program have a deal on Happy gift cards right now that could potentially save you even more than that Amex Offer.…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 2:10pm -
  • newBJ’s: Save $3 on Visa gift cards from home, stack with 5% Discover cashback
    BJ’s Wholesale Club is running deals on several different gift cards both online and in-store right now. One of the most interesting is a $3 instant discount on $200, $100 and $50 Visa gift cards. The Deal Save $3 on the following fixed-value Visa…
    - 23 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 1:09pm -
  • My take on the UBS 100K bonus offers
    UBS Wealth Management is out with 100K offers for their Visa Signature Cards.  One is a consumer card and the other is a business card.  Are the UBS 100K offers worth pursuing? The structure of each offer is the same: First year annual fee is waive…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:39am -
  • Possible last call for Ink 80K offer
    The Chase Ink Business Preferred public offer recently increased to 100K points, but so the minimum spend requirement also increased to $15K in purchases in the first 3 months. Alternatively, the old 80K offer (after $5K in purchases in the first 3 m…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 9:58pm -
  • Are Visa Gift Cards FDIC insured?
    On last week’s Frequent Miler on the Air, our reader question of the week was really made up of comments from two readers that essentially asked, “Should you be worried about a gift card company (seller or bank) that goes out of business because…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 10:58am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Some personal news
    Yesterday I lost my job, over what I would call a difference of opinion: I thought I was doing a good job, and my boss thought I was doing a bad job, and my boss had the tie-breaking vote.BackgroundAbout 3 years ago I started working extremely part t…
    - 8 days ago Apr 1, 2020, 9:18pm -
  • Travel hacking during the plague
    I know my gentle readers have a lot on their minds these days, but so does everybody else. That makes the current crisis as good a time as any to step back and see if there are any unusual opportunities to deploy your very specific set of skills.What…
    - 11 days ago Mar 29, 2020, 11:21pm -
  • Replacing a (potentially) compromised Visa prepaid debit card
    If you play this game long enough, you guaranteed to see everything eventually. In many ways, I think travel hackers have a better view into the guts of the US financial system than the people who designed it, because we get to see it from every angl…
    - 43 days ago Feb 26, 2020, 8:04pm -
  • Manufactured spend with and without promotions and bonuses
    On my way to the store the other day I realized that we hadn’t seen a really good grocery store promotion in a while. The beginning of December featured a Safeway deal for $10 off $100 in Visa gift cards, and Giant offered gas points on Visa gift c…
    - 64 days ago Feb 5, 2020, 10:33pm -
  • Travel hacking in weak periods of manufactured spend
    Sometimes it feels like the travel hacking community only has two speeds: greed and panic. It’s always either the golden age of manufactured spend or its funeral. Worse yet, it’s people who have been playing the game the longest that are most pro…
    - 85 days ago Jan 15, 2020, 7:10pm -
  • Reminder: restrictions do differ between different shopping portals
    Starting online purchases at a shopping portal is one of the simplest techniques travel hackers use, and it’s also one of the most reminiscent of extreme couponing: click through an online portal (be sure to clear your browser’s cookies first), m…
    - Nov 18, 2019, 11:54pm -
  • Microhacking fixed-value prepaid debit cards: when is it worth it?
    Long-time readers know that for many years my main method of prepaid debit card liquidation was through Walmart money orders, which typically allowed me to liquidate $2,000 in debit cards per trip, and if the cashier was in the right mood, potentiall…
    - Oct 23, 2019, 5:40pm -
  • Barclaycard gutting Arrival+ travel benefits November 1
    I’m not sure how old this news is since I rarely log into my credit card accounts on my desktop, but when I logged into my Barclaycard account the other day I was greeted by a foreboding message: Nev…
    - Oct 19, 2019, 6:36pm -
  • Chase's missed opportunity to do the right thing
    I mentioned in Friday’s post that the airport transfer I ordered through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal to pick us up at the Sofia airport never arrived, and that we ended up taking the (cheap, convenient) subway instead. I wrote, “I have a re…
    - Oct 15, 2019, 7:44pm -
  • Balkans travel: don't make my mistakes, learn from them!
    When I wrote up my then-upcoming trip to the Balkans, I was still a bit vague about how I planned to get around once we were there. I had previously traveled between Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Belgrade by train, so my hope was that we’d be able to do a…
    - Oct 11, 2019, 5:50pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    We're excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool. The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up. Feel free to check out the tool…
    - 14 days ago Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough worksp…
    - 35 days ago Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than bu…
    - 35 days ago Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all of your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to drop them in the…
    - 36 days ago Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About United MileagePlus [In-Depth Guide]
    While it's gone through many changes, especially in 2019, United's MileagePlus remains one of the most valuable airline loyalty programs. Among U.S. frequent flyer programs, United MileagePlus offers the most ways to earn and use airline miles. It al…
    - 37 days ago Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money on stays, earning more points and more free perks and amenities when you stay at Hilton properties. Plus,…
    - 38 days ago Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? Most major card issuers have a credit card referral bonus program that lets you refer-a-friend to a credit card a…
    - 48 days ago Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2020]
    The beautiful city Budapest has a lot to offer. Not just the stunning architecture throughout Hungary's capital is taking you in, also the many impressive hotels, like the new Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest from the Unbound Collection by Hyatt will mak…
    - 53 days ago Feb 16, 2020, 3:06am -
  • 8 Best Ways to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (in 2020)
    The Chase Ultimate Rewards program is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs thanks to its flexibility. Ultimate Rewards points can be quite valuable when used strategically thanks to Chase's 13 airline and hotel transfer partners, but…
    - 54 days ago Feb 15, 2020, 6:01am -
  • 20 Ways to Earn Tons of United MileagePlus Miles [2020 Guide]
    United is one of the largest carriers in the world, along with American and Delta, with a strong frequent flyer program that allows you to earn airline miles that can be used for seat upgrades and award flights on United and its many partners. While…
    - 55 days ago Feb 14, 2020, 6:01am -

MileValue

  • Amex Extends Minimum Spending Requirement Window for Bonuses to Six Months
    In response to the economic downturn, American Express is now allowing six months instead of the usual three months to meet minimum spending requirements for sign up bonuses on their credit cards. The following are Amex's words:"Due to the impact o…
    - 5 days ago Apr 4, 2020, 8:50pm -
  • Why We Love Flying Blue & How to Use It Like a Pro
    Flying Blue, the award program of Air France and KLM, often flies under the radar. Even with dynamic award pricing, there are plenty of reasons to check it out. Let’s move about the cabin and take a look. The BasicsFlying Blue is the name of the…
    - 6 days ago Apr 3, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • Award Booking Sale & Assistance with Changes and Cancellations
    COVID-19 is changing daily life, pretty drastically, for everyone right now. At MileValue we are trying to adapt to the current climate by discounting our already existing services as well as offering a new one: assistance changing and canceling your…
    - 7 days ago Apr 2, 2020, 6:58pm -
  • Plan Now, Travel Later
    Updated March 30, 2020 to include data points on award refundsUpdated March 27, 2020 to include data points on United's refund practices.There’s nothing normal about travel during the COVID-19 outbreak. As with any travel decision, always do what…
    - 14 days ago Mar 26, 2020, 4:00pm -
  • Airline Change & Cancellation Policies due to COVID-19
    UPDATED 4/7/20I hope all of you and your loved ones are coping during this trying time. Whether you're hunkering down at home with work or study, or are still needed in public as a healthcare professional or otherwise essential employee, I wish you…
    - 23 days ago Mar 17, 2020, 9:14pm -
  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 100k Offer Expires March 4
    Update: This offer has changed to 75,000 bonus Marriott Rewards after spending $3,000 on your new card within three months. The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has a higher than usual sign up bonus right now: 100,000 Marriott Rewards fo…
    - 37 days ago Mar 3, 2020, 9:59pm -
  • Big Airbnb Savings on a Trip to Patagonia
    I am currently staying about 20 minutes north of a town called San Martin de Los Andes, which is located in the lake region of Argentine Patagonia. San Martin, as locals refer to it, is a fly fishing hub nestled alongside Lácar Lake, surrounded by t…
    - 48 days ago Feb 21, 2020, 5:31pm -
  • How to Get Global Entry
    A note from Sarah Page: You may know Kevin from the MileValue Award Booking Service. Together with his wife, their friends and family refer to them as K2, which you'll notice in the by line. They’re excited to contribute to MileValue and I'm happy…
    - 49 days ago Feb 20, 2020, 5:28am -
  • Amex Green: 3x Membership Rewards on Travel & Dining
    Amex recently launched the new American Express Green Card, positioning the product as a lucrative travel rewards card that accrues Amex Membership Reward points.The American Express Green Card adds to the stable of Amex personal credit cards such a…
    - 52 days ago Feb 17, 2020, 1:32pm -
  • Podcast Interview With Hack Your Wealth
    Andrew Chen and I recently talked ins and outs of the miles and points world on his podcast, Hack Your Wealth. The recording was published today. Listen to it on his site, linked above, or directly from MileValue via Spotify, below.The post Podcast…
    - 58 days ago Feb 11, 2020, 12:01pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newPop Quiz: Which Countries Still Have Flagship Carriers?
    Most airlines around the world exist through state or private ownership, or a combination of the two. In the early days of the airline industry, countries had a government-owned carrier, such as Pan American in the United States, but the benefits of…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 9, 2020, 11:00am -
  • newThese Airlines Are Extending Status (and These Are Not)
    While we all wait for the world to heal, many of the world’s major airlines have made it easier for their most frequent fliers to continue flying with them once the coronavirus pandemic is over. We’ve gotten in touch with almost every major airli…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 2:24am -
  • newMarriott Bonvoy (Finally) Announces Status Extensions
    It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for. Hilton and Hyatt have already weighed in, and now Marriott has made their announcement. Check your email for the announcement or read it below: Related: All Hotel Cancellation, Waiver, Refund and Extensio…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 8:23pm -
  • newDirt Cheap First Class Flights for Travel Way in the Future
    Here’s the straight, FlyerTalk: no one knows when it will be safe to fly again. But, it’s a safe bet that someday, humanity will take to the skies with regularity again. And, now that the DOT and EU Transport Commissioner have made it clear that…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:07pm -
  • newWould You Take Miles in Place of a Travel Voucher?
    On the heels of the DOT’s public censure demanding that airlines provide cash refunds to passengers with canceled flights, we’ve heard several reports that airlines are still reluctant to hand over cash money. Now, one airline is trying another t…
    - 23 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Extends Status Through December 2021
    Good news, Mileage Plan members. Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be extending status through December 2021! On the heels of announcements from Delta and United, Alaska is also extending status through December 2021. Questions about Alaska…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 9:05pm -
  • We Called and Asked: These European & Middle East Airlines Are Retaining Status
    Europe and the Middle East have not been protected from the COVID-19 outbreak – Italy and Spain have been hit very hard, while leaders in other parts of Europe have reported positive tests of novel Coronavirus contractions. And after the United Sta…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 4:50pm -
  • Passenger Pulled From Airline Toilet With Pants Still Down
    Remember news about passengers and airlines getting themselves into headlining and awkward incidents? While the coronavirus has stopped most passengers from flying, it hasn’t stopped lawsuits from previous flights arriving in the courts. Today’s…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • How to Get a Cash Refund, Even If You Already Accepted a Voucher (In Most Cases)
    As airlines navigate the unfamiliar territory of mass flight cancellations during the pandemic, they’ve relied heavily on vouchers. But, as we’ve recommended, it’s better to let the airline cancel your flight first, then request (or demand) a c…
    - 3 days ago Apr 6, 2020, 9:30pm -
  • Wait Before Canceling Your Flight
    Was your flight canceled by the coronavirus outbreak? Airlines have made it easy to get a voucher for your canceled flight. But, warn the very frequent fliers on FlyerTalk, by doing that, you could be disqualifying yourself from a cash refund.  Need…
    - 3 days ago Apr 6, 2020, 7:00pm -

Travel is Free

  • Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles
    I was just looking at AA domestic flights and every route I’ve searched for so far has many days available for 5,000 AA miles. This goes as far as Oct 2020.The post Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Nov 20, 2019, 8:33pm -
  • Drew’s $100 Bet With The Blog-Haters
    As of today: $0.00 has been claimed by haters. (I’ll update the dollar amount the minute it changes).   To those who complain about bloggers killing your deals, I’ve got a $100 opportunity for you to prove that your deal was killed by one of tho…
    - Oct 25, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal…
    - Oct 24, 2019, 6:41pm -
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I firs…
    - Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • newOur New Blogging & Writing Masterclasses!
    Posted: 4/8/20 | April 8th, 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, being safe and self-isolating at home means we now have a lot of time to learn new skills. Suddenly, the one thing we have is time. I’m finally getting through the online co…
    - 24 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 12:33pm -
  • 12 Books to Take You Around the World
    Posted: 04/07/2020 | April 7th, 2020 At a time when we can’t travel the world, the next best thing we can do is pick up a good travel book. As Emily Dickenson said, to shut our eyes is travel. Books transport us to distant lands and cultures. They…
    - 3 days ago Apr 6, 2020, 5:25pm -
  • How to Be a Travel Hacker in Canada
    The U.S. is known for its awesome travel credit cards. How does Canada compare? Many outside observers would probably guess that the Canadian travel credit card market is less lucrative than the US and, while that’s true in some ways, there are als…
    - 7 days ago Apr 2, 2020, 12:00pm -
  • How the Coronavirus Will Change Travel
    Posted: 03/31/20 | March 21st, 2020 On a breezy fall morning, I was walking home from my university’s humanities department after trying to get out of my Spanish language requirement to no avail. On the way, I ran into one of my roommates. He menti…
    - 9 days ago Mar 31, 2020, 8:20am -
  • An Update on Life with Coronavirus
    Posted: 03/26/20 | March 26th, 2020 As many of you know, I have the coronavirus. Well, had. I’ve recovered. Luckily, I had a mild case. It felt like a really bad cold. At first, I developed a small cough that I associated with allergies and my asth…
    - 14 days ago Mar 26, 2020, 9:22am -
  • Don’t Have (Travel) Regrets
    In the past, I've let fear control my choices. Because of that fear, I didn't take a chance. I was too afraid to take a risk. Years later, I've learned my lesson. You need to take risks. Life will never give you a second chance – so seize the oppor…
    - 16 days ago Mar 24, 2020, 3:54pm -
  • 28 Things to See and Do in San Francisco
    Updated: 03/24/20 | March 24th, 2020 I loved visiting San Francisco from the start. It’s a city home to hippies, techies, artists, immigrants, students, and everyone in between. There’s incredible music, wold-class food for all budgets, some of t…
    - 16 days ago Mar 24, 2020, 3:44pm -
  • Our New Patreon!!!
    Posted: 03/18/20 | March 18th, 2020 Since mid-February, the coronavirus has spread uncontrollably around the world. Many countries are on complete lockdown. People are quarantined in their homes. We have an unprecedented shutdown of human movement ar…
    - 22 days ago Mar 18, 2020, 1:56pm -
  • 7 Ways to Scratch the Travel Itch Without Traveling
    When you travel, each day is a rush and for many people, being home may not be as exciting. But you can still have travel experiences even if you aren't traveling. When you can’t go anywhere, here are 4 ways to have the world come to you.The post…
    - 23 days ago Mar 17, 2020, 2:01pm -
  • 16 Things to See and Do in Tallinn, Estonia
    Posted: 03/12/20 | March 12th, 2020 Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a medieval city nestled against the Baltic Sea. With its picturesque historic Old Town that dates back to the 13th century, it has been drawing in tourists since the fall of the…
    - 28 days ago Mar 12, 2020, 3:04pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • April 2020
    Surreal Life I’m sleeping very soundly these days because of two words… Donald Trump. Sure, for just a moment, I started to wonder if he’s actually a doctor at all. But then I had a pep talk with myself. And it was really tremendous. You’ve n…
    - 8 days ago Apr 1, 2020, 9:53am -
  • March 2020
    A Simple Time Let’s gather around the campfire, close our eyes, and try to visualize the days of yore. Maybe we’ll even be able to remember that a society existed before the coronavirus mass freakout. Wait, I think I remember it… It’s all sta…
    - 39 days ago Mar 1, 2020, 10:08am -
  • February 2020
    Laker Town It’s been just over a year since I retired from writing about miles and points. I haven’t looked back to see how interesting (or strange) the things are that have popped into my head each month since. But that’s how it goes…whateve…
    - 68 days ago Feb 1, 2020, 10:33am -
  • January 2020
    Realistic Resolutions I should probably be more realistic about my New Year’s resolutions. Like many of you, I will eat better… For a week. I’ll look deep into the eyes of my family and friends to articulate how much they matter… Just as infr…
    - 99 days ago Jan 1, 2020, 8:01am -
  • December 2019
    Make It Personal “Do you have any writing tips?” I don’t think I heard that question one time in all the years I was doing the MileNerd thing. But I’ve gotten it multiple times since retiring the blog and typing whatever the hell I feel like…
    - Dec 1, 2019, 10:27am -
  • November 2019
    Road Trip It was the summer before fifth grade. My parents said, “We’re moving to West Virginia.” I climbed into the old station wagon…fiddled nervously with my calculator watch…and wondered what was waiting on the other end of this road tr…
    - Nov 1, 2019, 7:40am -
  • October 2019
    Translation Machine Writing every day as MileNerd was a huge part of my life for years. Recently, a friend asked me what it’s like to not do it anymore… Still kind of strange, to be honest. There were so many things that were a regular part of my…
    - Oct 1, 2019, 7:56am -
  • September 2019
    Anatomy Of A Reputation Some of life’s questions will never be answered… What is Taco Bell’s “beef” really made of? Why do people named Richard call themselves Dick? How did Forrest Gump’s mom not know what kind of chocolates she’d get?…
    - Sep 1, 2019, 8:50am -
  • August 2019
    Going Home Sometimes it seems like more people used to agree on the simple things in life… Y’know, like not being an asshole. We’ve all probably noticed the increase in “go back to your country” talk lately. And, man, do those words take me…
    - Aug 1, 2019, 8:26am -
  • July 2019
    A Day At The Beach I’d heard some stories of vacations for free Those tales were nothing but white noise to me Society taught fancy trips cost a mint And my net worth was roughly 3 stacks of lint So I stared at the TV eating pop tarts Amusing mys…
    - Jul 1, 2019, 8:49am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newHSBC Bank Promotions: $225, $270, $475, $700, & $2,000 Checking Bonuses for April 8, 2020
    Find the latest HSBC Bank promotions, bonuses and offers here for  April 8, 2020 Typical Checking bonuses have been for $225, $270, $475, $700 and up to $2,000 in cash. View other offers from Chase Bank, Huntington Bank, Discover Bank, TD Bank, CIT…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:00pm -
  • newWells Fargo Propel American Express Card 20,000 Bonus Points ($200 Value)
    Hustlermoneyblog has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Hustlermoneyblog and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. With this offer, the Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card is an ideal card…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:59pm -
  • newMy Sprint Rewards: Free $5 Amazon Gift Card, Etc
    Are you a Sprint customer? Do you love saving money? Find the latest My Sprint Rewards coupons, promo codes, and promotions here. If you haven’t downloaded the new My Sprint Rewards app, then you’re missing out on all the deals and savings they a…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:52pm -
  • newHSBC Bank Review: Best Account For You
    HSBC Bank is one of the largest banks with physical branches globally. Not to mention that they also have an online banking system called HSBC Direct. They offer a variety of products for every banking needs that a customer might be looking for. HSBC…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:47pm -
  • newMidFirst Bank Promotions: $25, $250 Checking Bonuses (AZ)
    If you interested in earning more money, you can find the latest MidFirst Bank promotions, bonuses, and offers here for Checking accounts. Typical bonus offers range from $25 to $250 cash bonus. About MidFirst Bank Promotions MidFirst Bank is a priva…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:42pm -
  • newCostco Promotions: Get $250 Costco Cash Card w/ $1,000 Spend on Select Outdoor Items, Etc
    If you shop at Costco frequently, make sure to check back here for more discounts, coupons, and promotion! Have you ever been to Costco? No? Well you should definitely consider getting a Costco membership because you’ll receive unbeatable prices fo…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:36pm -
  • newPurdue Federal Credit Union $150 Checking Bonus (IN)
    Take a look at our updated list of Purdue Federal Credit Union promotions, bonuses and offers here! Currently, they are offering a $150 bonus when you open a checking account and meet all the requirements. About Purdue Federal Credit Union Promotions…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:32pm -
  • newWhat Does ACH Stand For?
    ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, it’s a network that coordinates electronic payments and automated money transfers. ACH is another way to move money between banks without using paper checks, wire transfers, credit cards, or cash. On bank s…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:25pm -
  • newMattress Firm Promotions: Free Pillow for Medical Workers (First 1,000 Entries), Etc
    Find the latest Mattress Firm Coupons, Promotions, and Promo Codes! Do you have issues with sleeping comfortably? Are you in search of a new, long term mattress? Check out Mattress Firm for all of your bed needs. Here you’ll find all the best deals…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:24pm -
  • newSpirit Airlines Promotions: 55% Off Flights, One-Way Flights Starting at $45 or Less, Etc
    Find the latest promotions, coupons, and discount deals for Spirit Airlines here. If you are looking for flight deals and flight fares for a great price, then Spirit Airlines may be for you! Spirit Airlines offers many ways to save on one-way and two…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:21pm -

Travel Codex

  • newMarriott Bonvoy Extends Elite Status Until 2022
    Following similar announcements made by Hilton, Hyatt, and other major hoteliers, Marriott shared news today that it is extending all members’ existing elite status for another year. Whatever status you earned through activity in 2019 will now expi…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:45pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines and Southwest Will Address Elite Status
    Airlines around the world are addressing the current flying environment, or lack of flying. Trying to keep their customer bases happy many airlines are already reaching out to frequent flyers and extending elite status. Qantas was among the first maj…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:41pm -
  • newThe Boeing 777X: Positioned To Replace The 747 and A380
    One of the obvious takes on the current airline situation is that the days of the Very Large Aircraft (VLA) segment are over.  Airlines are parking their four-engine aircraft fleets, notably the Boeing 747 and Airbus A-380.  Many of these aircraft…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:06pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Extends Alaska Lounge Memberships By Six Months
    My colleague, Scott Mackenzie posted the announcement from Alaska Airlines that they are extending 2020 elite status through 2021.  You can read that post here. Alaska Airlines To Extend Alaska Lounge Membership Alaska Airlines also in today’s ann…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 7:11pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Will Extend Elite Status and Companion Certificates Until 2021
    Alaska Airlines just shared on its company blog that it will be extending elite status and companion certificates until 2021. This announcement quickly follows many other airlines after the first domino fell on Sunday. American Airlines, Southwest, a…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 6:15pm -
  • Etihad to Test New Check-in Kiosk That Can Tell If You’re Sick
    Etihad will begin testing a new check-in kiosk that will employ substantial new technology that can even detect if you are sick.  Checking in for your flight could detect early signs of illness such as COVID-19 before passengers board aircraft. Taki…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 4:01pm -
  • Review: American Airlines Premium Economy
    American Airlines offers more Premium Economy than almost any other airline in the United States. As one of the first airlines to reconfigure their long-haul fleet, American Airlines Premium Economy is available on nearly every long-haul flight. Prem…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 12:00pm -
  • Aeroplan Extends Elite Status, or You Can Gift Status to Others
    Aeroplan, the loyalty program of Air Canada, came out with a pretty cool set of benefits for its members. In addition to extending the status of all existing members for another year (just like Delta and United, one of Aeroplan’s members) there are…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 11:00am -
  • Delta CEO Ed Bastian Says “We Still Haven’t Seen The Bottom”
    The airline industry has seen its passenger bookings fall off a cliff.  Delta Airlines CEO, Ed Bastian says “we still haven’t seen the bottom”. Flying Into Severe Turbulence Never before in the 100-year history of airline operations has there…
    - 3 days ago Apr 6, 2020, 3:32pm -
  • ICYMI: Marriott Suffers Another Data Breach Affecting 5.2 Million Guests
    It seems like Marriott’s Chief Information Officer can’t get anything done right lately and every time Marriott announces something, it’s bad news. Back in 2018, Marriott suffered a massive data breach where personal identifying information bel…
    - 3 days ago Apr 6, 2020, 3:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Some Final Words…
    Well, it’s the good news and bad news piece. Good news: My (and a friend’s) other blog, The Travel Game, is doing great. Starting off with a base of readers and competent developer definitely helped. I’m spending a lot of time over there. Bad n…
    - Sep 6, 2019, 7:31pm -
  • Get Great Value For Your Travel Dollar In Baltimore
    Get And we’re back! A little bit later than I expected, but back nonetheless. Every so often, I like to do something different and talk about individual cities instead of the miles and points that you can use to get there. Today, I wanted to look a…
    - Jul 30, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Out Of Office Notice
    Hi all. I’m going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks. There will continue to be posts on LVA Travel, so keep up there.     Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMa…
    - Jul 6, 2019, 1:12am -
  • Air Canada, Discover And Posts From The Week
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s going on these days? You could be an unfortunate Air Canada customer who got locked on the plane. Anxiety disorder or not, I really wouldn’t want to wake up on an empty plane. And how did they miss a passenger? Certain Di…
    - Jun 24, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should…
    - Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newInterview With Jeff Skiles: The ‘Miracle On The Hudson’ Landing Was Just The Beginning…
    Jeff Skiles (‘Miracle on the Hudson’ co-pilot to Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger) was in Denmark to give a lecture. InsideFlyer caught up with him to ask about the lecture, the famous incident, and his wider career. We meet Jeff Skiles at Nimb H…
    - 21 mins ago Apr 9, 2020, 11:50am -
  • Lufthansa to retire 6 A380, discontinues Germanwings & more
    The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG does not expect the aviation industry to return to pre-coronavirus crisis levels very quickly.  According to its assessment, it will take months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 3:21pm -
  • Survey: Travel & COVID-19
    Dear travelers, We hope you are staying safe and healthy. The travel industry has seen some huge setbacks due to the developments around COVID-19. Airlines have lost most of their flights, hotels see empty rooms, people are unable to get home, and…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 11:32am -
  • Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge
    After spending a few hours in the Al Mourjan Business Lounge, it was time to move on the highlight of our long layover at Hamad International Airport in Doha – The Al Safwa First Class Lounge. First Class is only offered by Qatar Airways on their A…
    - 3 days ago Apr 6, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • Executive Room at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo
    I travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka a few times a year and I’ve always stayed Mövenpick Hotel Colombo. It’s a great hotel, but this time I felt it was time to try something new. I decided to go with Cinnamon Grand Colombo for the first week of my sta…
    - 4 days ago Apr 5, 2020, 2:29pm -
  • Revolut: free lounge access when delayed
    There is nothing more frustrating than having a big delay, right? In that case, you are happy when you can visit one of the airport lounges. To have a drink and something to eat before boarding finally starts. Let’s be honest, not everyone has a fr…
    - 9 days ago Mar 31, 2020, 11:13am -
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club extends tier status by one year
    Qatar Airways Privilege Club was one of the first airline loyalty programs to extend tier status for their members. The airline now goes even further and extends tier status with a full year for all members. Barely two weeks ago, Qatar Airways announ…
    - 14 days ago Mar 26, 2020, 11:00am -
  • Pleasent surprise – Air China First Class Boeing 747-8 from Beijing to Frankfurt
    More and more airlines are getting rid of their first class cabin. As a result, there are fewer reward seats available for the ever-growing mass of reward players. Air China First Class seems to be the exception. Reward availability is easy to find,…
    - 15 days ago Mar 25, 2020, 2:30pm -
  • More Airlines Suspend (almost) all Flights – Emirates, Etihad, Turkish, Singapore Airlines
    In the past days, the collapse of the global aviation industry has continued. More and more airlines are forced to stop all, or almost all, flights. Whether or not due to local or international travel restrictions, or simply because demand has comple…
    - 15 days ago Mar 25, 2020, 11:30am -
  • Airbus A330-800 Test Aircraft Utilized For Coronavirus Protection
    Europe has become the hotbed of coronavirus protection and the healthcare systems of countries such as Spain and Italy are struggling to keep up with the virus. Although at first Airbus had halted production to ensure their health and safety measures…
    - 15 days ago Mar 25, 2020, 9:36am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newMost expensive Data in the EU
    I think Belgium Czech Republik and Hungary are the most expensive ones. Can someone say more about it?
    - 4 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 8:41am -
  • newUber Rewards rolls out six-month status extension
    Uber Rewards Gold, Platinum and Diamond members with a qualifying period ending between April 1 and May 31 will receive an extra six months at their current tier, allowing them to retain their status and perks until as late as November 2020....
    - 4 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 8:22am -
  • newTravelsims like. Bnesim keepgo KnowRoaming
    My idea is that we collect the travelsims which allowing global service here. So I know free from France Google. Fi mtx connect keepgo and KnowRoaming as international travelsims. Which of them did you already used and where?
    - 4 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 7:58am -
  • newTP: VCE (Venezia) - NYC RT BIZ 1078 EUR. lot date july-febb 2021.
    even Christmas time. https://www.google.com/flights/?hl=en#flt=/m/07_pf,/m/01n43d,/m/0947l,/m/096g3./m/02_286.2020-12-31*/m/02_286./m/07_pf,/m/01n43d,/m/0947l,/m/096g3.2021-01-09;c:USD;e:1;sc:b;sd:1;t:f
    - 5 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 6:56am -
  • newUA life post COVID-19 recovery
    Since it looks like the US is near the peak of the virus, I figured it might be a good time to speculate about what life will be life on United as we recover and after it's all over. I was thinking about some routes that may not be restored, and..…
    - 5 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 6:54am -
  • newReopening Travel To The Pacific Islands...
    If New Zealand is successful in its eradication strategy, does anyone think we may have travel opened up again to unaffected Pacific nations? I'll be honest: I will fly literally anywhere (that is safe) at this point, so maybe I am dreaming. But..…
    - 6 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 5:54am -
  • newPossible relaxed requirements for those who wanna level up?
    The extension is based on 2019 nights. What about those who wanna level up after travel resumes? Would MAR be like UA/Accor by relaxing EQN requirements? Hopefully by 50%? People are under lockdown from March to hopefully June. And when we resume..…
    - 8 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 4:15am -
  • newOneWorld: Europe to US rt Business Class $1500-1600
    Flood gates are open. Many European destinations such as MAD, DUB, ARN, CPH, PRG to all over the US for around $1600. ...
    - 9 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 3:20am -
  • newCan anyone explain why Flight Aware showing YYZ-YHZ as an Aeroflot flight?
    Can anyone explain why why what should have been an Air Canada flight is listed on Flight Aware as an Aeroflot flight from YYZ to YHZ today?
    - 10 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 2:41am -
  • newShared points from canceled reservation
    A couple months back I shared 45k of TYP to my wife's account so we could book a hotel reservation because she has the Prestige card and wanted to use the 4th night free benefit. Anyway, with the whole pandemic, it looks like we won't be going and..…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 2:36am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newData Points Central Thread - Week of April 09, 2020
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 9, 2020, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - April 09, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 9, 2020, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - April 09, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 10:05am -
  • newMod's Choice - Where do you get your travel inspiration
    This one comes from u/manageroftheyear Where do people get their destination inspiration from? (As in, how does everyone decide where to go next?) Finding reliable travel resources is harder than it ought to be - so many now are shills for resorts o…
    - 11 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 12:55am -
  • newMarriott extending status earned in 2019
    I just received an email that Marriott will be extending status earned in 2019 to Febrauary 2022. submitted by /u/googs185 [link] [comments]
    - 19 hours ago Apr 8, 2020, 5:30pm -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of April 08, 2020
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - April 08, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - April 08, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 1 day ago Apr 8, 2020, 10:05am -
  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of April 07, 2020
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Due to the continual growth of the sub, mixing Bank account churning discussion with Credit Card discussions is becoming a bit unwieldy. Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Ban…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - April 07, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Apr 7, 2020, 11:04am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newHow to Make an Acai Bowl
    Our family was supposed to be in Hawaii this week but of course, like everyone else, we’re staying safe at home … and dreaming of our next trip to the...The post How to Make an Acai Bowl appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 6 hours ago Apr 9, 2020, 6:14am -
  • newHow to Have a Luau at Home
    There are definitely pros and cons to all this time at home. I’m enjoying the family time a lot. It’s nice not to be rushing around all the time and...The post How to Have a Luau at Home appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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