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The Points Guy

  • newPooling Points with a Friend — Reader Success Story
    Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Yang, who teamed up with his travel companion to book an upscale hotel stay. Here’s what he had to say: A friend and I recently took a hiking trip to Arizona, and we wanted to finish with a relaxing…
    - 56 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:00am -
  • newCan’t Decide Where to Travel to Next? These 16 Ideas Will Help
    Do you dig deep inside Instagram? Harass your friends for advice?  Tick off an endless bucket list? Sometimes, inspiration for your next big trip can take the form of a single photo. Or getting back surprising 23andMe results and thinking, “Hey,…
    - 12 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newThe Essential Apps These Globetrotters Won’t Travel Without
    Apps have revolutionized the way we travel in so many ways. From booking the best points and miles hotels to helping us pack for a last-minute trip, apps have made traveling around the world much easier. In addition to a standard mapping app and cu…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • newTPG Readers Offer Their Opinions on the New Marriott/SPG Loyalty Program
    It’s been a busy week in the Marriott/SPG loyalty world. On Monday, Marriott announced its new unified loyalty program, with details on everything from the revised elite status tiers to the new program’s airline transfer partners. Then on Tuesday…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • new10 Foods to Bring Back From Your Travels in Israel
    Thanks to early pioneers of Israeli cuisine, like Philadelphia-based chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav, and more recently Alon Shaya of his namesake New Orleans eatery, Israeli eats — and really Middle Eastern food in general — are trending today.…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 8:00pm -
  • newThe Best Points and Cash Back Programs for Young Families
    When you start a family, it becomes clear pretty quickly that your life is about to get expensive. Not only do young children need to be fed, clothed and entertained, but a suitable childcare option can cost almost as much as a full salary. This can…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 7:00pm -
  • newSouthwest Cancelling Flights for Engine Inspections
    The fallout continues after Southwest’s fatal uncontained engine failure this past Tuesday. The airline is canceling dozens of flights across the country as it scrambles to inspect its engines following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airwo…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 6:00pm -
  • newUS Customs Fines Woman $500 For Apple Given to Her by Delta
    Beware of Delta employees bearing gifts. That appears to be the lesson one Colorado woman learned after she was fined $500 by a Customs and Border Protection agent for entering the US with an apple that had been given to her by a Delta flight attenda…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 5:00pm -
  • newGet SPG Nights From $46, Airline Miles at 1.82 Cents With the New Starwood Buy Points Bonus
    Does it ever make sense to buy points or miles? While it’s always better to earn points through credit card spending and sign-up bonuses, the question as to whether buying points makes sense depends on what you’re going to do with them. Sometim…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • newProduct Review: Can Vi Headphones Make You a Better Runner?
    I think I have a new best friend. There’s just one problem: She’s not real. Her name is Vi, and she’s an AI personal trainer who follows me around and tracks my every move. She’s so concerned about my health that she wants to know my heart ra…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 2:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newHow Mark Cuban Became a Lifetime American Airlines Customer and More
    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 How Mark Cuban Became a Lifetime American Airlines Customer and More...
    - 12 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 11:34pm -
  • newWoman Fined $500 for Pocketing Delta Onboard Snack, May Lose Global Entry
    Crystal Tadlock was given an apple as a snack on her Delta flight from Paris prior to arrival. She stuck it in her carry on bag figuring she’d eat it on her connecting flight to Denver.Going through customs she was selected for secondary screening…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:04pm -
  • newWhy Stronger EU Compensation Rules Will Cost Customers the Most
    Earlier I noted that an EU court ruled that airlines will have to pay compensation to passengers when they cancel flights as a result of labor actions. When unions organize a sick out, and there aren't enough crew to staff a plane, airlines don't ju…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 6:34pm -
  • newHow Marriott Will Expire Points in Their New Program
    This is an improvement for Starwood members.Continue reading How Marriott Will Expire Points in Their New Program...
    - 20 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 3:58pm -
  • newWoman Sprints Down Aisle, Dumps Coffee on Passengers, and Assaults an Air Marshal
    A Delta passenger threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart, ran up and down the aisle and then assaulted an air marshal on a London – Salt Lake City flight.The woman reported to a fellow passenger that she had a lot going on in her life…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 2:04pm -
  • newLufthansa First Class Bookable in Advance Right Now
    Normally Lufthansa only makes first class award space available much in advance to its own Miles & More members. Star Alliance partner frequent flyer programs can only book that space within 2 weeks of departure.Right now though some frequent flyer…
    - 24 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 12:04pm -
  • Hilton Again Selling Points at Lowest Price Ever
    Hilton is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points through June 7as long as you buy at least 5000 points.Hilton usually charges a penny apiece for points, so with this bonus is selling points for half a cent each. That's tied for the cheapest I've…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 11:34pm -
  • 30% Off Singapore Awards and new Visa/Mastercard/Amex Online Payment Tool
    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 30% Off Singapore Awards and new Visa/Mastercard/Amex Online Payment Tool.…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 9:04pm -
  • 2 New Lesser Known 100,000 Point Bonuses
    Back in the fall Chase added Iberia and Aer Lingus as transfer partners for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card.Chase also introduced an Iberia card last month and we learned that the…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 6:34pm -
  • Book Now: American Offering Up to 4 Business Class Award Seats to South America
    Right now there's reasonably good business class award availability on American Airlines from Dallas to Santiago through summer and Miami to Santiago through end of year. Indeed availability isn't just for two passengers but possible for four as wel…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 4:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newBoth Korean Air Heiresses Resign Effective Immediately
    The two Korean Air heiresses have been under fire for the past few weeks. Back in 2014 one of them made headlines for her "nut rage" incident on a Korean Air flight. For her actions on that flight, she ended up serving a brief jail sentence, and was…
    - 53 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:03am -
  • newOops: I Tried Too Hard To Maximize My Hyatt Free Night Certificate
    Don't make the mistake I did.The World of Hyatt program was introduced early last year (replacing Hyatt Gold Passport... RIP), and one of the new aspects of the program is that frequent guests receive quite a few free night certificates:-- If you h…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:33pm -
  • newWhat Makes A Good Priority Pass Lounge?
    I moved to London with airline status two years ago, but once I saw the regular, ridiculous sale fares offered by low cost carriers (like £10 to Copenhagen, possibly my favourite European city), I couldn’t always justify the additional cost (often…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 7:33pm -
  • newWhy I’m Not Planning A Honeymoon… I Think
    No, it's not because I'm single. ;) This is actually something I've been thinking about for a while, and I can't quite figure out why I feel the way I do. I'm curious to hear what you guys think.On a post yesterday, reader Mitch asked the following:…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 5:33pm -
  • newOman Air Reveals New 787 First Class Suite
    Oman Air is one of my favorite airlines. I've flown them in business class, and they offer a truly phenomenal experience, both in terms of the hard and soft product. In March they even opened a new terminal at Muscat Airport, so the Oman Air experien…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 4:03pm -
  • newMy Predictions About Marriott’s New Platinum Suite Upgrade Benefit
    Just under a week ago, the details of Marriott's new loyalty program were revealed. Prior to this announcement, one of the biggest questions that both Marriott and Starwood loyalists had was whether the new program would offer suite upgrades as a ben…
    - 21 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 3:03pm -
  • newEVA Air Cuts Rimowa Amenity Kits On Many Routes
    As far as I'm concerned, EVA Air offers one of the all around best business class experiences in the world. On their 777s, EVA Air has reverse herringbone seats in business class, which many airlines have nowadays.It's their soft product that really…
    - 23 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 1:03pm -
  • Extremely Rare: Lufthansa First Class Bookable In Advance Using Partner Miles
    Lufthansa ordinarily doesn't make first class award space available to partner airlines more than 15 days out. Miles & More members can redeem miles for first class travel prior to that, so the restriction is specific to those booking through partner…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:29am -
  • Weekly Review: April 21, 2018
    Hello from the Seychelles! Ford and I have been here for almost a week, and have had an incredible, relaxing time. I'll have more on our stay here soon, but it has exceeded my expectations in so many ways.On the points and travel front, this has bee…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 6:03pm -
  • Putting Things Into Perspective: My Visit To A Turkish Police Station
    I recently wrote about my unfortunate stopover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Many of you commented about the part where my phone was taken from me, and where I fortunately got it straight back. Reader Michael commented that this experience must have sou…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 4:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newSPG’s Off the Chart Properties, and a Map
    SPG currently has 17 properties that are literally “off the charts” in that they are not priced in SPG’s standard category 1-7 award chart.  The award prices for these properties are also off the charts in the sense that they can be astronomic…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:39am -
  • new$100 Roy’s Restaurant gift cards for $39.71 at Sam’s Club YMMV
    If you enjoy eating at Roy’s Restaurant and are lucky, here’s a great way to save 60% on your dining experience. The Deal Buy $100 of Roy’s Restaurant gift cards at Sam’s Club for $39.71. Key Terms In-store only (sold out online) Quick Though…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 4:11pm -
  • newBook Quickly: Lufthansa First Class Awards On Partner Programs More Than 15 Days Out
    If you’ve ever wanted to book Lufthansa First Class awards far in advance using miles from a partner program, you’ve been out of luck. That’s because they don’t usually make First Class awards available until just over two weeks out, but your…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 2:03pm -
  • newFee-Free $200 Mastercard Gift Cards at Staples 4/22 – 4/28
    There’s no Visa or Mastercard gift card promotion at Office Depot/Office Max this week but never fear – Staples has their own gift card deal starting today. The Deal Buy a $200 Mastercard gift card with no purchase fee. Key Terms Valid April 22,…
    - 23 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 1:07pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: MGM Resorts Amex Offer And…That’s It. Sort Of.
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There’s only one deal ending this week – the Amex Offer for MGM Resorts that gives either a statement credit of $60 or…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 10:34am -
  • Is the chase on for churners? A hotel room hack, Platinum to the rescue and more
    In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have an indication that Chase may be after the churners, with stories of shutdowns accumulating and some even suggesting an effort to lure in churners with specific offers. In travel hacking, f…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 12:08am -
  • Marriott on our minds, free found money, how to earn miles post-SPG and more
    Marriott has been on our minds this week, make no mistake about it. We went into the event on Monday wondering what Marriott would say about the unification of the post-merger loyalty programs. Throughout the week, we brought analysis — whether abo…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 10:38am -
  • [Rumor] SPG bonuses to get better
    Yesterday, the welcome offers on both of the SPG credit cards changed, decreasing in value substantially, with each card offering a measly statement credit at the time of writing that is worth much less than the previous point-based signup bonuses.…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 8:35pm -
  • Up to 4K bonus Hyatt points for large purchases [Targeted?]
    Chase has sent out an email to Hyatt Credit Card holders to offer a bonus 1,000 points when you make a purchase over $2,000 from April 15, 2018 to June 30, 2018. The offer is valid for up to 4 purchases, for a total of 4,000 bonus points. The offe…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 6:20pm -
  • [Dead] Buy Choice Privileges points: 55K for $265 back in stock
    Daily Getaways has re-stocked packages of 55,000 Choice Privileges points for $265. We previously wrote about this as it has been one of the best deals of this year’s Daily Getaways: (EXPIRED) Buy Choice points at a great rate if you’re fast (4…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 5:31pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newIf you qualify, Chase Freedom Unlimited might be the deal of the decade
    Last week, I saw via Frequent Miler that Chase was offering a new bonus for new Freedom Unlimited customers: 3 fixed-value Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on all purchases for the first year. It's not for everyone, but for those eligible thi…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Two takeaways from Starwood Preferred Guest merger announcement
    Since blog subscribers already knew about the changes coming to Marriott's elite status qualification in August, I want to highlight two additional takeaways from the details released Monday about the new program.Starwood Preferred Guest cardholders…
    - 6 days ago Apr 17, 2018, 9:59am -
  • A little Spring housekeeping
    It's been a wild month or two in the world of manufactured spend, with free groceries at Giant/Stop&Shop/Martins, more free or cheap gas promotions (depending on your region), and both a Visa and a MasterCard promotion in quick succession at OfficeMa…
    - 7 days ago Apr 16, 2018, 9:59am -
  • April 2018 credit card applications
    It's been a long time since I've applied for a new credit card. So long, in fact, that I was astonished to log into the credit monitoring service I got for free from one of our semiannual security breaches (or maybe from one of the semiannual securit…
    - 11 days ago Apr 12, 2018, 9:59am -
  • If you're already buying Hilton points for 0.5 cents each, why not buy in bulk?
    I've never successfully bought one of the US Travel Association's "Daily Getaways," but when they're released I always poke my head over to see if anything jumps out at me as a fantastic deal. As usual, there's nothing too special, but the April 16 o…
    - 19 days ago Apr 4, 2018, 9:59am -
  • There are no off-the-shelf travel hacking strategies
    Last week I wrote what I thought was a commonsense corrective to the din of blogger voices encouraging readers to sign up for the IHG Rewards credit card before it was replaced with a couple of somewhat-more-expensive co-branded credit cards.The post…
    - 21 days ago Apr 2, 2018, 9:15pm -
  • No, you shouldn't rush to sign up for IHG's crappy credit card
    Chase and IHG Rewards Club have offered a co-branded credit card for a number of years with the following features:a $49 annual fee;a signup bonus between 50,000-100,000 IHG Rewards Club points;an anniversary free night certificate good at any IHG pr…
    - 27 days ago Mar 27, 2018, 9:59am -
  • The Trans-Siberian Railway on the cheap
    A long-time reader sent me an interesting essay from a travel agency I'd never heard of, which sent their intrepid reporter on a Trans-Siberian cruise from Moscow to Irkutsk.I had a good laugh at this essay because unlike, say, transatlantic steamer…
    - 34 days ago Mar 20, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Let's be a little pickier in what we call a devaluation
    Judging by the headlines in my RSS reader last week, I was dreading looking into the devastating, unannounced Hilton devaluation that apparently happened under the cover of darkness. Will this change everything? Will I cancel my American Express card…
    - 35 days ago Mar 19, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Don't sleep on the next couple weeks of manufactured spend
    There are a couple current and upcoming manufactured spend opportunities I want to make sure readers are aware of.Office Depot/OfficeMax Visa gift card promotion through March 17This promotion comes around every few months and is always a good opport…
    - 41 days ago Mar 13, 2018, 3:47pm -

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

  • What August 2018 Holds For Marriott/SPG: Part I
    Marriott recently announced a lot of big changes for the future of their combined loyalty programs. Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton will merge into one program in August 2018. Marriott bought SPG many months ago, creating not onl…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 9:58pm -
  • When Was the Last Transfer Bonus? Part 1: Membership Rewards
    Update 4/17/18: It’s been a year since I originally published this Transfer Bonus series, so I’m in the process of updating all three posts with transfer bonuses over the last 12 months. Today… Membership Rewards. American Express Membership Re…
    - 6 days ago Apr 17, 2018, 10:23pm -
  • Ink Business Preferred: 3x on Plastiq
    For the moment at least, payments made via online payment processor Plastiq with Chase Ink Business Preferred Cards are coding under the 3x category bonus. The 3x category bonus on the Ink Business Preferred is supposed to be for travel and shipping…
    - 10 days ago Apr 13, 2018, 7:09pm -
  • Trip Report: Buzios, Brazil
    I recently spent two weeks in Buzios, Brazil. Only a 3ish hour drive from Rio de Janeiro, Buzios is an easy and enjoyable side trip if you’re planning a trip to Rio. Buzios is a resort town nestled into a hilly peninsula with over 20 beaches. The w…
    - 10 days ago Apr 13, 2018, 12:53pm -
  • Easy Extra 2 Membership Rewards Per Dollar Spent (Up to 5k)
    Until May 17, 2018, using your Membership Reward earning Amex card to pay for specific online purchases through Amex Express Checkout will you earn 2 bonus Membership Rewards per dollar spent (on top of whatever category bonus your card may also earn…
    - 13 days ago Apr 10, 2018, 10:53pm -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back Again
    There is a targeted offer available through creditcards.com’s CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 on your new Platinum within three months of opening it. The current public offer is 60,000 Membership Rewards for spendi…
    - 13 days ago Apr 10, 2018, 6:06pm -
  • Limited Time: 60k Gold & 70k Platinum Delta Offers. Which is Better?
    I’m bumping this post up to the top of the blog roll as a reminder that these elevated 60k and 70k bonus offers for the Delta Gold and Platinum Amex cards are ending April 11, 2018 (this coming Wednesday). If you want to apply, do so before midnigh…
    - 15 days ago Apr 8, 2018, 7:20pm -
  • New Sign Up Bonus Rules for Personal Southwest Cards
    Chase has come out with new sign up bonus eligibility rules that make it significantly more complicated to earn a Southwest Companion Pass. As of April 5, if you already have a personal Southwest credit card open (the Personal Plus or the Premier Plu…
    - 16 days ago Apr 7, 2018, 7:49pm -
  • Surprise! Delta Lowers Award Price to North Asia
    In an interesting departure from Delta SkyMiles’ typical behavior, the price of Delta awards flying partner airlines between the United States and North Asia has dropped. It used to cost… 40,000 miles one way in economy 95,000 miles one way in Bu…
    - 18 days ago Apr 5, 2018, 8:06pm -
  • Devaluation of IHG Card Annual Free Night Benefit
    Update: Chase is now responding to people complaining on Twitter that IHG credit card accounts opened from January 1, 2018 through April 5, 2018 (that’s tomorrow) will be able to use their Free Night Certificate once with the old terms (meaning at…
    - 19 days ago Apr 4, 2018, 4:07pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newJay-Z, Saudi Royalty Back Private Jet Phone App
    29-year-old Sergey Petrossov, who has developed an app called JetSmarter that aspires to be the Uber of private jets for the rich, has secured funding from Jay-Z and a member of Saudi Arabian royalty in order to help fund the venture. JetSmarter all…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newFlight Attendant Becomes Porn Star When British Airways’ Job “Too Hard”
    A BA flight attendant and former colleague of hers has commented,"I'm not surprised she's gone into this line of work because it's what she's always been interested in doing. We were working together last year and she told me that she took a web…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newCathay Ditches Dine on Demand
    Forget expanded menu dine on demand on some flights – Cathay Pacific is dropping the meal service it was trialing on two long-haul routes in favor of a new restaurant style dining experience for customers flying in the business class cabin. From M…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newAlaska Airlines Tightens Regulations on Emotional Support Animals
    Alaska Airlines is joining Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on increasing standards for support animals. Starting May 1, 2018, flyers must provide additional evidence prior to departure, including an animal behavior form and health advisory form.…
    - 3 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 9:00am -
  • How Did 76,000 KrisFlyer Miles Go Missing? Singapore Airlines Investigates A Rash of Hacks
    Upon further investigation, she found that someone had made four redemptions had been made for Lufthansa flights between Mar 24 and 25 from Frankfurt, Germany to Saint Petersburg at 12,500 miles each under the names of four different individuals, all…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:00am -
  • When You Can Cancel Flights and Hotels and Still Get a Full Refund
    Canceling flights and hotels can seem like one of the most expensive things you can do when your plans change—for any reason, thanks to the overload of fees. If you’re afraid to go anywhere because you might have to cancel, here's some handy advi…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:00am -
  • New Data Shows How Your Neighbors Handle Credit
    Wallet Hub recently broke down the average credit scores across the nation, according to cities to give everyone insight on just how their neighbors are handling their credit (but not whether or not they are rewards members). And the findings aren't…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 9:00am -
  • After the Southwest Explosion, Will You Sit in A Different Spot?
    FlyerTalk member tkjazzer asked this question of the Delta Air Lines forum: I usually only fly delta. I am terribly upset about the plane accident which killed a woman on southwest after an engine exploded. I can’t imagine how difficult this must…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Proportion of Commercial Pilots With Military Backgrounds on the Wane
    Tammie Jo Schults’, captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, was once a fighter pilot. While a military background was formerly the norm among commercial pilots, fewer are taking this path into commercial aviation. Schults and her ilk, the Washin…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 11:33pm -
  • Airline and Aircraft Safety Reports Don’t Necessarily Tell the Whole Story
    Before boarding a flight, consumers have access to detailed safety information about the operators and the equipment they will be trusting with their lives, but those details might not be as clear-cut as they appear in black and white. Congratulation…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 10:07pm -

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Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • My 7 Reasons to Visit Iceland
    Iceland is one of my favorite countries in the world and a place I regularly visit. Check out my favorite things to see and do in the country and get the low down on how to plan the ultimate visit! The locals are friendly, the nature is stunning, the…
    - 4 days ago Apr 19, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers
    FLYTE is sending another awesome group of students on the trip of a lifetime! Later this year, a group of students from Montana will be traveling to Guatemala to experience the culture and to do some volunteering. Help us reach our fundraising goal s…
    - 7 days ago Apr 16, 2018, 1:53pm -
  • 13 Great Reasons to Visit New Zealand
    New Zealand is one of my favorite countries in the world. Everyone will find something to enjoy in this country filled with adventure and wildlife. Here is a list of thirteen places to visit and things to see and do when you travel here next, includi…
    - 11 days ago Apr 12, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How to Be More Interesting While Traveling
    Meeting people on the road can be challenging if you're not always comfortable in social situations. In this guest post, behavior investigator Vanessa Van Edwards shares her expert tips and advice to help you conquer your anxiety and become comfortab…
    - 14 days ago Apr 9, 2018, 1:41pm -
  • Flying High in New Zealand’s Fiordland
    Fiordland is one of the most unbelievably beautiful places to immerse yourself in New Zealand's incredible nature. Seeing it all by seaplane is a special experience...even if you're afraid of heights, like me. The post Flying High in New Zealand’s…
    - 18 days ago Apr 5, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • The Saturday City: Hanoi, Vietnam
    The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is located in the north of the country. Crowded (pop. 6,000,000+), a little polluted, and slightly run-down, it nonetheless is very quaint. Though I did not like Vietnam, I liked Hanoi. A lot. Time and poor rebuilding ma…
    - 20 days ago Apr 3, 2018, 5:47pm -
  • 19 Things I Learned From 10 Years Blogging
    10 years ago today, I published my very first blog post. Here is everything I have learned about the business of travel blogging in those 10 years, including how I learned from my failures, and how my readers became my number one priority. The post…
    - 21 days ago Apr 2, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Visiting Salisbury: Home of Stonehenge
    A stunning hour-and-a-half train ride through the English countryside from London takes you to Salisbury, home of the famous Stonehenge as well as the Magna Carta. It’s an easy day trip, but I found that Salisbury has a lot to offer and, in fact, S…
    - 22 days ago Apr 1, 2018, 9:03pm -
  • The Saturday City: Chicago
    I first visited Chicago at the end of my U.S. road trip in 2006. I spent three days there before leaving to explore the rest of the world. I’d always heard a lot about Chicago and was excited to finally see the Windy City (named because of the poli…
    - 22 days ago Apr 1, 2018, 6:00pm -
  • The Saturday City: Bristol
    One of the great things about running a travel website is that you get to meet other travelers. While in England this summer, I received an offer to explore the English city of Bristol with Heather. Around England, I’d explain my route through the…
    - 22 days ago Apr 1, 2018, 4:48pm -

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

  • newStaples Promo
    In the 497th sequel of Nerds With Inks, this week’s story takes us to Staples. Mastercard $200 gift cards are fee-free through Saturday. As always, this is in-store and the idea is to earn 5 points per dollar on your Chase Ink or 5% cashback on you…
    - 5 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 7:01am -
  • What Card Should I Get?
    I’ve probably heard that question…oh…6 billion times. Maybe closer to 7 billion. (Editor’s Note: The above calculations are in no way accurate) Anyway, it is a question I’ve been asked multiple times per week for many years. If I tried spli…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 7:41am -
  • 10% Flight Discount, Round One
    For you guys who responded to yesterday’s post…I apologize for not writing back yet. But I’ve read all the emails and have more information to share today. Some people never pay for flights and that’s awesome (obviously it’s everyone’s go…
    - 4 days ago Apr 19, 2018, 7:02am -
  • Flight Discount Possibility
    Question: Pretty simple. If there is a possibility of getting you a 10% discount on all paid flights (no matter the airline), how likely is it that you’d take advantage? Is this a service that you’d use regularly? Please let me know. I’m trying…
    - 5 days ago Apr 18, 2018, 8:41am -
  • Million Point Contest
    Thanks to reader Julie for sharing this contest to win a million devalued-but-still-worth-trying-for IHG points. There’s a little trivia game that should take a couple of minutes max. Those answers are: May 28, 2008 4 – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 3
    - 6 days ago Apr 17, 2018, 8:00am -
  • Another Rent Payment Option
    Thanks to reader Jake for sharing another rent payment website with a weird name – Urbanr. Answers to most questions can be found in the FAQ, but the main one is about the fee…and it’s at 1.5% currently. You can use multiple cards to split the…
    - 7 days ago Apr 16, 2018, 8:15am -
  • A Matter Of Life And Death

    - 10 days ago Apr 13, 2018, 9:04am -
  • Delta Credit Monitoring
    After a “cyber incident,” Delta is offering 2 years of free credit monitoring through All Clear. Hey, maybe they’ll even put out a low-quality commercial that uses the phrase “dark web” 978 times. One can only hope.
    - 11 days ago Apr 12, 2018, 8:01am -
  • Sale Stuff
    30% off if you’re going to Iceland on Wow Air. Southwest (of course) has one going on. For travel before November. Get 30% off at Accor hotels through the end of the year. Another JetBlue sale if you’re flying before June 21st. Free 1,000 Choice…
    - 12 days ago Apr 11, 2018, 7:08am -
  • Southwest Double Point Promo
    Log in to your Southwest account and spend 3.7 seconds to register for this promo. Not the most earth-shattering deal of 2018, but it’s fast and you’ll pick up double points before June 13th. (On an unrelated note, if you’re buying any AT&T cel…
    - 13 days ago Apr 10, 2018, 8:07am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newBusiness Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN Promotion: 5,000 Membership Rewards Points
    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 Business Green Rewards Card from Am…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 3:00am -
  • newEverBank Yield Checking Account Promotion: 1.21% 1-Year Intro APY

    - 11 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 1:00am -
  • newStaples Gift Card Promotion: No Purchase Fee on $200 Mastercard Gift Card(NOW LIVE)
    Make the most out of your money by purchasing discounted gift cards! Visit your local Staples(Weekly AD on page 2) offers and save on your purchases. Currently, Staples is offering a $200 Mastercard with no purchase fee starting now until April 28th…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 10:15pm -
  • newBest Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions Calendar – *Updated April 22, 2018*
    Scrolling though all our hot deals only to find most of them targeted or YMMV? Worrying about missing out on a deal or an expiration date coming up? Then check out our Hot Deals, Bank Bonuses, & Free Money Promotions Calendar that are available to ev…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:01pm -
  • newSwagbucks Blue Apron Promotion: Earn 5,500 SB ($55 Cash Back)
    Have you heard of a website that will allow you to easily earn money online? Swagbucks is an online rewards website that enables users to earn points by performing various types of activities such as shopping, gaming, and taking surveys. Swagbucks …
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • newLufthansa Airlines Germany Departure Flight Bonus: 20 EUR Off
    Planning on saying “Guten Tag” to Germany anytime soon? Then make sure to take advantage of the Lufthansa Airlines Germany Departure Flight Bonus where you can get 20 EUR off when you book a departure from Germany. Just head to the promotion page…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 8:52pm -
  • newIbotta Uber Promotion: $1 Back Per Ride + $5 Uber Code (YMMV)
    Have you heard about Ibotta yet? Ibotta is a shopping experience that makes it easy to earn cash back for everyday purchases. Simply take a photo of your receipt to start earning! Ibotta is currently giving you a chance to save on Uber rides where yo…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 8:45pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for April 22, 2018
    We all have needs and wants, but why pay full price for it? Here at HustlerMoneyBlog (hence hustler), we are here to help you stretch your dollar and get the most bang for your buck. Each day, we will compile a list of ten of the hottest deals rangin…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 8:30pm -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for April 22, 2018
    Did someone say freebies? As an average person, if someone is offering me something for free, you better believe I’m there to take up the offer. Freebies are a great way to get brands to advertise their products and connect with their customers. Pl…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 8:00pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for April 22, 2018
    Nowadays airfare prices have increased immensely, but if you’ve been wanting cheaper affordable flights, let us help you by providing the best top ten flight deals for today! Flight deals are known for disappearing quickly so you should act fast wh…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 7:30pm -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: JAL First Class Los Angeles to Tokyo
    Japan Airlines First Class takes the flyer experience to a whole new level! JAL reforms the entire inflight experience and ensures that customers are lavished in comfort and luxury during the entire journey. Unlike business class, JAL does not overlo…
    - 56 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Rumor: Marriott to Extend Lifetime Platinum Premier to SPG Lifetime Platinum Members
    Please keep in mind this is a rumor, but I thought it was worth sharing here. Maybe the recent announcement about how the new combined Marriott/SPG program will play out in 2019 is not set in stone. I’ve been monitoring a thread on Flyertalk and th…
    - 3 days ago Apr 20, 2018, 3:30pm -
  • Review: British Airways Premium Economy, Boeing 777 London to New York
    Hi everyone. Please welcome my friend, Graeme Robb, to the blog! Graeme recently flew British Airways Premium Economy Class, aka “World Traveller Plus,” from London to New York and I asked him to share his flight experience with us today. Premium…
    - 4 days ago Apr 19, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Review: JetBlue Mint, Seattle to Boston
    Domestic flying is dynamic. Airlines have cut costs, amenities, and worker compensation over the years. More people are flying than ever before and even with inflation, it’s cheaper to fly today than yesteryear. Yet despite this, airlines are the m…
    - 4 days ago Apr 19, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Hilton’s Summer Promo Offers Double Points through August 31
    The next Hilton Honors promotion will begin on May 1 and run through August 31, with double points on every stay all summer long. You do need to register for the promotion first to earn bonus points, but other than that there are no excluded hotels o…
    - 5 days ago Apr 18, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • My Experience with Waldorf Astoria’s Personal Concierge
    Last month, my wife and I stayed at a high-end luxury hotel for the first time.  This time, my wife’s birthday brought us to The Roosevelt in New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria hotel.  One of the advertised services at Waldorfs is a “Personal Conci…
    - 5 days ago Apr 18, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • The Future of LAX Airport: Preparing for Take-Off
    To help alleviate the eyesore of using remote buses at the TBIT, LAX is building a new $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) in addition to the TBIT that will include 12 new aircraft gates, two of which are capable of handling Group VI (Air…
    - 5 days ago Apr 18, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Whew! SPG Lifetime Platinum Status Becomes Marriott Lifetime Platinum Elite
    Marriott has announced details of the new program that combines Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. These take effect in August 2018. Scott posted a nice summary of the new program. I recently earned Lifetime Platinu…
    - 6 days ago Apr 17, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Los Angeles Airport Today: Why a $15 Billion Makeover Is Necessary
    When people think of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), they think of grandeur: massive jumbo jets, Hollywood movie stars, palm trees and a pocket full of dreams. But more well-informed travelers know that the customer experience at LAX can als…
    - 6 days ago Apr 17, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Perspective from a Lifetime Platinum: The New Marriott Rewards Program
    Today was a big day for Marriott. The frequent traveler community was waiting with bated breath to hear what the world’s largest hotel chain would do with their new loyalty program. I won’t summarize the whole thing for you. Scott did a great job…
    - 6 days ago Apr 17, 2018, 5:32am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newBoth Korean Air Heiresses Resign Effective Immediately
    The two Korean Air heiresses have been under fire for the past few weeks. Back in 2014 one of them made headlines for her "nut rage" incident on a Korean Air flight. For her actions on that flight, she ended up serving a brief jail sentence, and was…
    - 53 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:03am -
  • newReview: JAL First Class Los Angeles to Tokyo
    Japan Airlines First Class takes the flyer experience to a whole new level! JAL reforms the entire inflight experience and ensures that customers are lavished in comfort and luxury during the entire journey. Unlike business class, JAL does not overlo…
    - 56 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:00am -
  • newLondon To Hong Kong: £405 In Economy £1400 In Business Class Round Trip…
    It’s Hong Kong… it’s worth the trip. Hong Kong is a city you absolutely must see before you die. Energy is everywhere as the city wows you with blinding light, buzzing streets and aromatic food at every turn. If you’re going to make the 11+ h…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:52am -
  • newSPG’s Off the Chart Properties, and a Map
    SPG currently has 17 properties that are literally “off the charts” in that they are not priced in SPG’s standard category 1-7 award chart.  The award prices for these properties are also off the charts in the sense that they can be astronomic…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:39am -
  • newToday Only: Half-Price Car Rentals With Alamo
    Today only, Daily Getaways is featuring half-price car rental certificates from Alamo Car Rental. A $50 car rental certificate is on sale for $25.The post Today Only: Half-Price Car Rentals With Alamo appeared first on Pizza In Motion.
    - 2 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:06am -
  • newHow to Save Money on Grab Rides in Singapore – Triple-dipping on Promotions with Credit Cards, Memberships and Apps
    With the upcoming Grab-Uber merger on the horizon, there is no better time than now to revisit the best credit cards and platforms to use for Grab rides (especially with the recent introduction of new membership programs). This article aims to hig…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newJazeera Airways Mumbai to Kuwait launching in May
    Jazeera Airways, the first private airline in Kuwait, is launching another flight to connect India to Kuwait, this time, from Mumbai. The Mumbai - Kuwait flight will operate daily.The post Jazeera Airways Mumbai to Kuwait launching in May appeared f…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 7:36am -
  • new20% Cashback on Grab Rides with Standard Chartered – Capped at S$50 Cashback per Month
    I wrote about the best credit cards to use on Uber and Grab previously and my credit card of choice was the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Credit Card which gives 20% rebate (capped at S$50 cashback per month) on all Uber rides when a minimum of…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 7:30am -
  • newLa pulizia di un aeroplano: l’esterno.
    Un aereo sporco non è solo brutto a vedersi, ma è pure più pesante, meno aerodinamico e quindi più costoso da operare e ha maggiore impatto sull’ambiente. Sino a qualche anno fa un Airbus A380 o un Boeing 747 venivano…Read more →The post…
    - 5 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 7:03am -
  • newLive and Let’s Fly Weekend Digest: April 22, 2018
    Hello from LA. I’m back from Hawaii after a wonderful, albeit brief, getaway with my wife. In terms of top news for the week, we’ve now learned more about the new Marriott-SPG loyalty program. It looks good (for the most part) but I’m still ske…
    - 8 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 3:39am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newSilvercar Review: Renting Cars As It Should Be
    Silvercar has been around for a few years but, because of geographic restrictions, I haven’t had a chance to use it. I was finally able to do so this week and was quite pleased. Here’s the review. Silvercar: What Is It? The word “disruptor” i…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 6:20pm -
  • The New Marriott Elite Status: Where Does It Get Good?
    Last year, I wrote about the various hotel elite programs and the benefits that you get with each status. Specifically, I asked the question, “What status level do I need to achieve to get the majority of the best benefits, even if I can’t reach…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 5:33am -
  • Marriott And Starwood Merge Programs. It’s Not Terrible.
    A few days ago, Marriott and Starwood announced what the new combined program will look like and, for the most part, it’s not terrible. I know that’s not a ringing endorsement but, compared to what they could have done, they kept many of the best…
    - 5 days ago Apr 18, 2018, 5:00am -
  • IHG Shows Why Loyalty Programs Are Anything But That
    I love the term “loyalty program.” Kind of makes you seem like the merchant is giving you something for having done lots of business with them. It isn’t, but it sounds a lot better than “trying to influence your future behavior” program.* I…
    - 7 days ago Apr 16, 2018, 3:15am -
  • Hilton Brings Back Double HHonors Points Promotion
    For a while, it seemed that Hilton always had a double points promotion going. If I remember correctly, and I probably don’t, Hilton ran some version of the promo for eight consecutive quarters. And after taking a slightly different term with Point…
    - 9 days ago Apr 14, 2018, 7:30pm -
  • Delta Airlines: What We Learned Today
    Delta Airlines released earnings today and gave us a little color on what is going on in the industry. It was a quiet quarter, but there are a few tidbits worth noting. Your Ticket Costs Are Going Up… Delta noted that ticket price growth accelerate…
    - 11 days ago Apr 12, 2018, 9:27pm -
  • Devastating News From Marriott, Plus Potential Changes To Elite Status
    Before we get started on some truly horrendous news from Marriott, here are some Mark Zuckerberg memes to make you laugh. Enjoy them before scrolling down. Changes Coming to Status Tiers? Marriott and Starwood aren’t supposed to combine their progr…
    - 12 days ago Apr 11, 2018, 3:32pm -
  • Southwest Airlines: Double Rapid Rewards Points
    Southwest Airlines recently announced a double Rapid Rewards promotion for flights booked and completed between April 6 and June 13. You will need to register. Rapid Rewards Overview Why is this program different from all other programs? Rapid Reward…
    - 13 days ago Apr 10, 2018, 2:40pm -
  • JetBlue Extends Schedule Through 1/7/19
    One of the differences between the big network carriers (American, Delta and United) and low cost carriers (JetBlue, Southwest) is how they release their schedules. The former generally allow you to book flights up to 330 days in advance, while the l…
    - 14 days ago Apr 9, 2018, 12:27am -
  • Choice Hotels Promotion: Stay Two Nights, Get One Free (Sort Of)

    - 18 days ago Apr 5, 2018, 2:59pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 24 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:32am -
  • 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:
    - 10 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 2:14am -
  • newNeed to talk with a person, all I get is hung up on.
    Hi, folks. I have a problem and need to speak with a human. The (automated) call tree doesn't offer a way to speak with a representative about Asia Miles issues. I called the Cathay Pacific office and they sent me to the same call tree in both Jap…
    - 12 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 11:46pm -
  • newNew Marriott Program
    Now that Marriott has given us details on the "new" program. Based on what we know at this point: Do you think the new program is competitive?Do you think the new combined company offers a better product than the two single company's?Do you think…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 11:13pm -
  • newThai Air 777-300 rear seats 72J&K any good?
    We are long hauling from New Zealand to London on Thai's 777-300 widebody and I have booked the last seats in economy, 72J and 72K as it is just the two of us. The pros from what I can see are no other stranger to share with, first served from the ga…
    - 14 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 10:12pm -
  • newRampant seat collusion forces Americans to pay sky high prices on hellish two stop odyssey’s
    The cartel has gotten so skilled at starving the nation of seats at affordable prices, you now have the Sorry spectacle of a nation held hostage where pax are first ripped off blind and then must take a 12 hour flight with two stops to get where they…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 7:15pm -
  • newSay it isn’t so: United Lobbyist lies about not meeting EPA Administrator
    Mr. Hart is a lobbyist for the Uberethical United Airlines:https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/despite-denials-lobbyist-tied-to-condo-met-with-epa-chief
    - 17 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 6:44pm -
  • newUA 752 Int'l Seat Selection
    Was able to snag Saver F on LAX-LIH on a 752. Currently have 1E/1F for Peach and I; any opinions on a "better" seat? They all look the same to me.This seatguru map (by flight number) appears to be the same configuration as the one on the UA site fo…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 4:53pm -
  • newAdvice kindly sought about cancelling a CX/Asiamiles redemption
    Firstly, many thanks for reading this -- I do appreciate it.Do any IFers have any experience of cancelling CX award tickets booked via the Asiamiles website? Specifically (if yes):1. How long does it take it for Asiamiles to be re-credited to your a…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 4:29pm -
  • newLuxx Lounge in Frankfurt relative to a United Flight to IAD
    I have priority pass and lost my SA gold status. I'm going to try the Luxx Lounge in FF since it's the only priority pass lounge in Terminal 1 (which I believe is United's main terminal at FRA). I read the location of this lounge and it said "Landsi…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 22, 2018, 4:25pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newHokkai-Do, the Do formerly known as Japan-Do #7, 19-21 April 2019
    I think this is the earliest a Japan-Do has been announced! Early enough that most airlines haven't opened up their availability for the inbound flights, and certainly not for the departures! We've done the Do in Tokyo and surrounds; headed...
    - 13 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:43am -
  • newMiddle East Carrier F Comparison
    I've flown LHR-DXB/AUH route multiple times over the years BA F on 789, 744, 773 so fairly well acquainted. Recently I've tried EY, QR and EK (not the newest seat) also in F 388. So I thought I'd summarize my thoughts: *Seat:*
    - 15 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:41am -
  • newViper Team Today Rosslyn DC Metro Exit
    Viper Team setup this morning at the Rosslyn DC Metro exit. Did not appear they were using (disposable) gloves.
    - 28 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:28am -
  • new[NEW] TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO HOMES: Marriott dabbles in homesharing
    This is a total surprise: Marriott has partnered up with London-based Hostmaker to try its hand at the home sharing business, taking the fight to Airbnb. Official press blast from Marriott pending, but I’ve attached the Skift article I heard thi…
    - 41 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:15am -
  • newWho votes for this junk?
    Just observed on the EY social media feed that they have won several “awards” for things like having the best frequent flyer programme and best Y class? Are these votes from people that fly once a year, if at all, thus making a comparison with…
    - 49 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:07am -
  • newSkip booked flight by new booking
    Hi all. I have a ticket booked with LX from ZRH-MAN and an onwards flight to DUB with FR. This flight is 11 hours after I arrive on another LX flight that morning. However I checked flights to DUB and I could book a one way flight ZRH-DUB that...
    - 52 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:04am -
  • newSfo international arrivals g
    On 4/21 I arrived from LHR into SFO on United at approximately 1330. There is usually a queue for the kiosks but this time the Global Entry line seemed to be mixed up with the GE line. As I could see that a lot of the passengers all had blue customs.…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:46am -
  • newBad news/ good news BKK-JFK
    Trying, as they say, to make lemonade🍋 since arrival 2 weeks ago been in the ICU in Chiangmai with a horrible pneumonia. Delerious much of th time (bless my honey who has slept on a 4 ft sofa in my room tho returning to th hotel we’d only once…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:40am -
  • newUA726 - 1 flight with 2 planes?
    I just booked an itinerary YYJ-YYC-SFO-EWR to maximize my mileage earning with a distance based *A programm. (And it was very cheap *g*) Now I see that YYC-EWR seems to be a single (!) segment, UA 726, although there is both a terminal change and.…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:34am -
  • new*G Lounge Access Edinburgh
    Not too sure if this is the right Forum, but I think so. I'm flying out of EDI later this year. Flights ticketed with Lufthansa (Premium Economy). I have *G status. Question: do I have lounge privileges in EDI? As I understand it, the lounge is a...
    - 2 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 9:56am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Question Thread - April 23, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 50 mins ago Apr 23, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - April 23, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 hours ago Apr 23, 2018, 10:06am -
  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of April 22, 2018
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, S…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - April 22, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
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  • Daily Discussion Thread - April 22, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Apr 22, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Starwood points 35% off sale, through May 31st
    https://storefront.points.com/spg/en-US/buy Given the changes coming, might be worthy to buy some? Applies to 5000 or more points only. submitted by /u/SolomonGrumpy [link] [comments]
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 5:35pm -
  • Official Chase Disney Rewards Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the Chase Disney Card please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the order of…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 4:01pm -
  • Official American Express Blue Business Plus Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the American Express Blue Business Plus card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of April 21, 2018
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending su…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 11:06am -
  • Daily Question Thread - April 21, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 days ago Apr 21, 2018, 11:06am -

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  • An Expert Review of the Capital One Venture Credit Card
    We do receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. If you’re looking for a flat-rate travel rewards...The post An Expert Review of the Capital One Venture Credit Card appeared firs…
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  • A Good Time to Use Your Debit Card as a Credit Card
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Nancy S., who says: “I...The post A Good Time to Use Your Debit Card as a Credit Card appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • When’s the Best Time to Buy Your Summer 2018 Flights?
    Now that you can (hopefully) retire the snow shovel for the season and the school year is almost complete, it time to start thinking about...The post When’s the Best Time to Buy Your Summer 2018 Flights? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Video: Mariah Carey Stays in a Hostel
    In a fun video for Hostelworld’s Meet the World campaign, Mariah Carey takes, from YouTube, “a break from her lavish lifestyle to join backpackers on...The post Video: Mariah Carey Stays in a Hostel appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Apr 19, 2018, 8:38pm -
  • Costco Travel Is Now a Good Place to Save on Luxury Hotels
    Who doesn’t love to stay at a luxury hotel? Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the usually high nightly rates, but thanks to Costco Travel the...The post Costco Travel Is Now a Good Place to Save on Luxury Hotels appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Apr 19, 2018, 5:13pm -
  • Where to Redeem Your IHG Rewards Credit Card Free Night Certificate
    We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. Recently IHG made some changes to one of the...The post Where to Redeem Your IHG Rewards Credit Card Free Night Certificate appeared f…
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  • Travel Style: Suzanne Stavert
    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: Suzanne Stavert appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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