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The Points Guy

  • newChristmas came early: My 3 nights in the ‘Elf’ hotel suite
    Oh, hello, you’re probably here about the story. Sit down, and let me pour you a cup of cocoa with marshmallows and peppermints while we share the tale of the most Christmas-y room in all of New York City. This is the story of how a young “Elf”…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:00am -
  • newGet up to 105,000 bonus miles through American Airlines’ final buy miles promotion of the year
    American Airlines just released its final buy miles offer of the year, offering members a chance to buy miles with up to a 70% bonus now through Jan. 5, 2020. If you buy the maximum number of miles, you’ll get 105,000 bonus miles. But, even with th…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:00am -
  • newDon’t lose your perks: Here’s your American Airlines year-end checklist
    There are two major dates when it comes to earning and redeeming perks with American Airlines: December 31 and January 31. As we draw ever closer to these dates, there are several things to keep in mind to make sure that you don’t lose valuable per…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:30pm -
  • newBook by midnight: Southwest flights from $29 one way
    Southwest love shines just a little bit brighter on California. Right now you can score flights between Southern California and Northern California for as low as $29 one way. But you have to act fast. The offer expires at midnight on December 11, 201…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:15pm -
  • newSouthwest Airlines adds 10 new routes in summer schedule rollout
    Southwest Airlines will add 10 new routes across several of its busiest bases as part of its summer schedule roll out. The low-cost carrier revealed three new daily routes from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and two from Atlanta (ATL) on Wednesday as the…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newDeal alert: Cross-country flights just dropped to $90 on Alaska Airlines
    You can now save 20% on any Alaska Airlines flight if you book by Dec. 13, 2019. This deal, first reported by Miles to Memories, is valid on any bookable route operated by Alaska Airlines booked through 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Dec. 13, 2019. Avail…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 10:45pm -
  • newFAA Administrator: Boeing 737 MAX won’t fly in 2019
    Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX is already off U.S. airline schedules into 2020, and now the head of the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that it will not be cleared to fly by his agency before the year is out. In an interview with CNBC a…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 10:00pm -
  • newAir France boosts Airbus A350 orders to replace A380s, A340s
    Air France has ordered another 10 Airbus A350-900s to replace the Airbus A340 and A380 wide-bodies that it will retire over the next three years. The deal brings the Paris-based carrier’s commitments for the A350 to 38, including three already in i…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • newLast chance to double up deals on Delta Vacations packages
    This story is part of a sponsorship paid for by Delta Vacations — one way that TPG continues to provide our readers with free news and advice about travel. If you haven’t planned all your 2020 travels yet, you still have a couple of days left to…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • newJetBlue boosts LaGuardia shuttle amid Boston expansion
    JetBlue Airways is adding more flights in the competitive shuttle market between Boston and New York, part of a larger move to bulwark its Boston base from competition. The New York-based carrier will add four flights for up to 10 a day between Bosto…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 8:45pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • new5 Dreamy (And Affordable) Winter Destinations in Europe
    Are you plotting a winter European getaway? Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that winter vacation in Europe will be gloomy. There is something quite magical that happens when winter’s chill casts stillness and sheets of white over Europe’s…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • Which Hilton Honors Credit Card Is the Best?
    Hilton is one of the world’s largest hotel chains, with over 5,000 properties encompassing more than 900,000 rooms in 113 countries. In addition to the flagship Hilton Hotels and Resorts, the brands include Conrad, Canopy, Curio, DoubleTree, Embass…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for December
    Thinking of giving yourself a Christmas gift? Few treats are better than a large pile of points or miles. Fortunately, credit card bonuses continue to spiral upward, which is a boon for consumers with a good credit score. Here are some of the top off…
    - 5 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • The Apps I Use to Increase My Yield
    Now we find ourselves in the world of online apps, that you load onto your phone to earn even more miles, points, cashback, stock or stock in your merchant.
    - 7 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • Are You Ready for the Changes Coming to the Southwest Companion Pass?
    The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the sweetest deals in the travel world, but changes are coming January 1. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure that your companion flies for free: The Basics The Companion Pass allows unlimited travel…
    - 9 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • United Revolutionizes the World of Airline Elite Status
    United made a dramatic change to the way MileagePlus members qualify for elite status. The changes go into effect on January 1 and are applied to earning for status in 2021. This may turn out to be one of the most important stories of the year, depen…
    - 12 days ago Nov 29, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • Two Citi Expedia Credit Card Offers
    I'd never heard nor seen these two cards before but the terms and conditions on getting approved caught my eye right away.
    - 14 days ago Nov 27, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards to Have in Your Pocket When Traveling Overseas

    - 16 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • Jetblue Rolls out New Basic Economy
    Last week, JetBlue revised its fare structure by adding two new categories. Blue Basic is a close equivalent of Basic Economy on other airlines, and Blue Extra (formerly Blue Flex) is a refundable fare with a number of additional perks. Blue and Mint…
    - 19 days ago Nov 22, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • This Crazy Referral Offers Put on by Sofi
    Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a new player in the financial marketplace make some pretty incredible offers to us consumers.
    - 21 days ago Nov 20, 2019, 5:00pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newPalm Beach Airport Getting Primeclass Lounge
    This is long overdue. Currently Palm Beach International Airport has just one lounge, which is the Delta SkyClub. That's great for Delta flyers, but doesn't exactly help others, both in terms of access requirements and the location of the lounge..It…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:03am -
  • newPromo Code: Save 10-20% On Alaska Airlines Flights
    At the moment Alaska Airlines has a pretty good promotion for anyone who is planning travel this winter.Technically this promotion is being run in conjunction with Starbucks as part of their Happy Hour today, and they tell you to download the Starbu…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 10:03pm -
  • newEarn American Status Exclusively Through Spending
    Unfortunately in the US airline industry we more or less see the "big three" airlines following one another on just about everything. One area where that's especially evident is with their loyalty programs.While American isn't going all-in on follow…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 8:49pm -
  • newAir France Orders More A350s To Replace A380s
    Air France has just placed a significant aircraft order, which is the next milestone in a simplified fleet for Air France-KLM.Air France has placed an order for an additional 10 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Air France took delivery of their first A350-…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 7:45pm -
  • newBuy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With A Bonus
    Air France-KLM's Flying Blue program has just launched their latest bonus on purchased miles.The Flying Blue program has just launched their latest bonus on purchased miles, valid through January 14, 2020. It's possible that different accounts may b…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 7:12pm -
  • newWear An Ugly Sweater And Get Priority Boarding On Alaska
    Friday, December 20, 2019, is National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day (apparently?).To celebrate, Alaska Airlines is offering priority boarding to those who wear ugly holiday sweaters on that day. This is a promotion they've offered for the past couple o…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 6:44pm -
  • newChinese Visa In Expired Passport: How Does It Work?
    Over the summer I had to renew my US passport. I was excited to get all those extra blank pages in my passport, though there are also some minor quirks to be aware of.For example, if you have Global Entry then you have to update your passport inform…
    - 9 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 5:03pm -
  • newAmerican’s Embarrassing International First Class Service
    I just flew American's 777-300ER first class from Dallas to Hong Kong, which was a roughly 16hr30min flight. This is American's longest route, and also one of their flagship routes, based on the fact that it features upgraded amenities and catering.…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 3:33pm -
  • newReview: Qantas First Lounge Singapore Changi
    Qantas just recently opened their First Lounge at Changi Airport, which adds some much needed lounge capacity for oneworld (and particularly Qantas) at Changi, given how overcrowded lounges here get.This is Qantas' fourth "true" First Lounge in the…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 2:03pm -
  • newVietnam’s Bamboo Airways Takes Delivery Of 787 With First Class Suites
    Bamboo Airways is one of Vietnam's ambitious airlines, and they just took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9, featuring a rather surprising configuration.Bamboo Airways has some huge growth aspirations. The airline currently has fewer than 20 plan…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 1:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • new10-20% off Alaska Airlines flights booked by 12/13/19
    Alaska Airlines is offering 20% off flights from Mondays through Thursdays and 10% off on Fridays and Saturdays when you use code IFLYALASKA and book by the end of the day on 12/13/19 for travel from 1/7/20 to 3/4/20. That’s a potentially great d…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 8:46pm -
  • newAlaska award flash sale: from 5K miles + $6
    Alaska Airlines is running an award ticket flash sale, with some routes on sale for as few as 5,000 miles and $5.60 one-way. You’ll need to compare against paid prices to be sure you’re getting a deal. You’ll need to book by December 14th for…
    - 9 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 5:18pm -
  • newRadisson adds Treasure Island Las Vegas partnership
    Radisson Rewards is rolling the dice on a new casino partnership: this week they have launched a new tie-up allowing you to earn and redeem points at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. You can now book rooms at Treasure Island for 44,000 points per night.…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 2:40pm -
  • new[Update: Stacks with T-Mobile]: $7 off Atom movie tickets with Chase Pay
    Update 12/10/19: A reader on Twitter confirmed this morning that they were able to stack this Chase Pay offer with the $5 off from T-Mobile Tuesdays for a totally free movie ticket! (H/T: Tim on Twitter). Chase Pay is running a promotion with Atom m…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 1:15pm -
  • new195K more points for my college student son
    In the past few days, my 20 year old son signed up for three new credit cards.  Not counting the points earned on spend, he’ll rack up 195,000 points and miles once he completes the minimum spend requirements. Despite the fact that I recently publ…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:39am -
  • Hyatt expands SLH partnership
    Today Hyatt announced that it added an additional 56 Small Luxury Hotels of the World to the list of properties that are part of World of Hyatt. This means that you can now use points to book stays at these properties and earn points and elite cred…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 10:58pm -
  • New & improved Asia Miles expiration policy
    Cathay Pacific Asia Miles has improved its mileage expiration policy: miles will no longer expire with activity once every 18 months. That’s much better than the current policy of miles expiring after 36 months whether or not they are used. The new…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 7:46pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ on sale at Amazon
    Amazon has both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 on sale today. If you’re an Amazon cardholder, you can additionally get 20% back on Samsung phones. If you don’t have an Amazon credit card, you may be able to get something back via…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 5:55pm -
  • 10x IHG through Rakuten
    Shopping portal Rakuten is today once again offering 10x / 10% back on IHG bookings. That is an excellent return considering that you’re just clicking through a portal and then booking directly with IHG, which means you would still earn IHG point…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 4:23pm -
  • Searching for cheap status with oneworld airlines
    Yesterday, Greg wrote about manufacturing Hyatt Globalist status. Later in the day, I saw a fare sale with a super cheap domestic fare: just $59 round trip from Baltimore to Charlotte on American Airlines. That led me to find a few other routes with…
    - 2 days ago Dec 10, 2019, 12:22pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 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…
    - 23 days ago 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…
    - 49 days ago 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:…
    - 53 days ago 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…
    - 57 days ago 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…
    - 61 days ago Oct 11, 2019, 5:50pm -
  • Anatomy of a not-really-award trip; what should I do in the Balkans?
    While most of my travel is domestic, I try to plan at least one big international trip every year. When my partner and I were both on academic calendars, that trip usually fell during the summer, but this year my planning kept getting pushed back, to…
    - 78 days ago Sep 24, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • Bank of America's disappearing ShopSafe benefit
    So-called “virtual credit card numbers” were widely adopted in the early days of online shopping to give consumers confidence when placing orders online. The logic was simple: by allowing customers to create a single-use, time-and-balance-limited…
    - 91 days ago Sep 11, 2019, 7:08pm -
  • The travel hacking resources I rely on today
    Sorry to regular readers for the shortage of posts lately, I’ve been suffering from a combination of computer trouble (nothing new there) and website trouble (my Google ads started breaking the site) which together made it increasingly frustrating…
    - 96 days ago Sep 6, 2019, 7:38pm -
  • Two current and upcoming bonused manufactured spend opportunities
    Today I want to flag a couple manufactured spend opportunities to make sure readers are aware of them.$15 off $300 in Office Depot/OfficeMax MasterCard gift cardsThrough August 24, 2019, automatically receive $15 off purchases of $300 or more in Mast…
    - Aug 20, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • No, you don't need to buy fixed-value gift cards for the Giant/Stop & Shop/Martin's grocery promotion
    Doctor of Credit is one of my favorite resources for news about promotions (although they post so much stuff the website is almost unusable; I prefer their Twitter and RSS feeds). However, one consequence of the sheer breadth of their coverage is the…
    - Jul 19, 2019, 7:02pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Chase Refer-A-Friend Guide: Earn 50,000+ Points Per Year
    Want an alternative way to earn lots of extra Ultimate Rewards points each year? With the Chase Refer a Friend program, you can earn up ...Read moreChase Refer-A-Friend Guide: Earn 50,000+ Points Per Year
    - 37 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 11:58pm -
  • IHG Rewards Club FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About IHG
    Just getting started in the IHG Rewards Club program? Have questions about how to start earning and redeeming IHG Rewards points? This IHG Rewards Club ...Read moreIHG Rewards Club FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About IHG
    - 39 days ago Nov 2, 2019, 7:38pm -
  • The Ultimate Miles & Points Guide For Beginners
    You’re ready to earning miles and points points. But where do you start? It’s simple to start earning them, but it can also be daunting ...Read moreThe Ultimate Miles & Points Guide For Beginners
    - 53 days ago Oct 20, 2019, 12:41am -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2019]
    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 ...Read moreReview: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2019]
    - 57 days ago Oct 16, 2019, 2:06am -
  • Best Ways to Earn Capital One Miles
    The miles-earning Capital One credit cards are among the most popular general travel rewards cards out there. Capital One has two top-rated business and personal ...Read moreBest Ways to Earn Capital One Miles
    - 60 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:59pm -
  • 8 Best Ways to Earn Citi ThankYou Rewards Points [2019 Guide]
    Want to earn rewards points to fund free travel around the world? The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is a great choice for earning free flights, ...Read more8 Best Ways to Earn Citi ThankYou Rewards Points [2019 Guide]
    - 60 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Best Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
    Want to start earning free or discounted travel? The Chase Ultimate Rewards program includes seven credit cards that largely focus on business and travel rewards ...Read moreBest Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
    - 60 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:32pm -
  • How to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a Friend
    Do you have a Capital One Quicksilver, Savor, Savor One, Venture, or Venture One card? You can earn $100 every time you refer a friend ...Read moreHow to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a Friend
    - 77 days ago Sep 25, 2019, 8:11pm -
  • Amex Refer A Friend – How To Earn Up To 150,000+ Points Each Year
    Do you know someone who would love the benefits you enjoy with your American Express credit card? With the Amex Refer a Friend program, you ...Read moreAmex Refer A Friend – How To Earn Up To 150,000+ Points Each Year
    - 77 days ago Sep 25, 2019, 8:11pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards That Pay for Global Entry & TSA PreCheck
    Want to make your airport experience faster and with fewer hassles? TSA PreCheck and Global Entry are airport security programs that allow you to bypass ...Read moreThe Best Credit Cards That Pay for Global Entry & TSA PreCheck
    - 87 days ago Sep 15, 2019, 2:51pm -

MileValue

  • newMaximize the Freedom Card’s 5x Category for Q4
    December 14, 2019, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards for the past quarter at department stores and via PayPal and Chase Pay. If you max out the potential bonus for the quarter on the Chase Freedom, you’ll…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 9:50pm -
  • When Was the Last ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus?
    Through December 11, 2019, you will earn 25% more Avianca LifeMiles when transferring Citi ThankYou Points. Three of the four major transferrable point currencies–American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Miles–pe…
    - 16 days ago Nov 26, 2019, 2:51am -
  • When Was the Last Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus?
    Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One miles are the four major types of transferrable points. By transferrable point I mean that not only are they redeemed for a fixed value, they can also…
    - 16 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 6:55pm -
  • Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card
    Thanks to everyone who participated! Mary Graves was randomly selected as our winner this time. Stay tuned as we run these giveaways periodically. We’re giving a $100 gift card away, good towards Southwest passenger travel. I’ll pick a winner thi…
    - 17 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards: November 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 29 days ago Nov 12, 2019, 9:13pm -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards: November 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 40 days ago Nov 1, 2019, 9:49pm -
  • Skirting United’s $75 Close-in Booking Fee One Last Time
    Spoiler alert: It worked on the first try, calling 1-800-421-4655. Update 11/1/19: Just saved another $75 for a last minute United award I decided to book. I called 1-800-4655 number, and the first agent I spoke to tried to charge me close-in booking…
    - 46 days ago Oct 27, 2019, 2:12am -
  • 32k Flying Blue Miles to Europe in Business Class
    Update, 11:35 pm ET, 10/15: The Flying Blue Promo Awards Special Edition deals are now live! Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, looks like they’ve got some great deals coming via their new Promo Awards Special Edition sale. Whi…
    - 57 days ago Oct 15, 2019, 9:32pm -
  • Timing the Southwest Companion Pass to Last Two Full Years
    UPDATE 10/18/19: A few key details about the Companion Pass and the offers for the Southwest co-branded Chase credit cards have changed since this post was originally published. The Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card‘s b…
    - 62 days ago Oct 10, 2019, 8:37pm -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back!
    According to the internet, a new round of people have been targeted for the 100k Amex Platinum offer. Time to check again! I still haven’t been targeted for this yet 🙁 but I hear of friends/family that do each time a new round of targeted custom…
    - 62 days ago Oct 10, 2019, 6:18pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newEmirates Expands to Mexico City
    Big moves are being made by the UAE-based Emirates and Mexico-based InterJet Airlines. The two carriers have announced a new, enhanced interline agreement that will shuttle passengers between Mexico, the Middle East, and various other destinations. T…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:00am -
  • new“Who Farted?” The Poet in 7J Wants to Know
    The FlyerTalk Forum is a pretty big place, so, when a particularly good piece of FlyerTalk comes across our desks, we put it on the front page for regular Reports From the Forum. Want to read more? Check out the Reports From the Forum tag, or head…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • newWorld of Hyatt Plays Santa & Gifts Status to Elites
    Did you get a call from World of Hyatt this winter? If so, it wasn’t a scam or a ruse to get your World of Hyatt number or steal points – they were actually calling with a legitimate gift. In a statement to FlyerTalk, the hotel loyalty program co…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 9:09pm -
  • newThe Curse of WOW Air Strikes Again
    The rise and fall of Icelandic aviation has been confusing. From WOW Air, to its re-launch as WAB (We Are Back), to WOW Air 2, and newcomer PLAY, there have been plenty of attempts by the country to sustain an airline. As the newest carrier in the mi…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • newDelta Stops Upgrades to Comfort+ Middle Seats
    Flyers who used to dread getting an upgrade from economy to Comfort+ aboard Delta Air Lines flights no longer have to fear the computer. As reported by Travel Pulse, the airline is doing away with “any seat available” upgrades, making all future…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newSenior Delta Flight Attendant Fired for Taking Milk?
    A former member of Delta’s cabin crew is taking legal action against the airline over allegations of wrongful termination. 79-year-old Ida Gomez Llanos says she was let go after stealing milk from a flight but states that her firing is a ruse for a…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 10:00am -
  • The New Premium Economy Seat Everyone’s Talking About
    A new economy seat design has gone viral since its debut on the final day of the Virgin Atlantic RedCabin Aircraft Cabin Innovation Summit last week. It’s certainly not the first new seat concept to make its rounds around the internet. But, more o…
    - 1 day ago Dec 11, 2019, 12:00am -
  • This Is How Many Calories You’re Eating on United Airlines
    United Airlines has jumped on the plant-based food train and will begin offering healthier, vegan-friendly inflight meals starting in 2020. Meals like red beet hummus with roasted vegetables, roasted curry cauliflower with whipped hummus and pomegran…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • Ethiopian Airlines Suffers Another Accident
    It has been a rough year for Ethiopian Airlines. Simple Flying has reported that a Dash-8 aircraft suffered a runway excursion today, veering off the runway at Juba International Airport (JUB) due to poor weather conditions. What We Know So Far Preli…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 9:02pm -
  • Satan Is Not Welcome on American Airlines
    American Airlines has apologized to a passenger after she was told to change out of her “Hail Satan” t-shirt or leave the aircraft. “Hail Satan” T-Shirt On October 30th, passenger Runi Goyal was seated on an American Airlines flight when she…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 7:52pm -

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.
    - 21 days ago 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…
    - 47 days ago 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…
    - 48 days ago 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…
    - 50 days ago Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newDeal alert: Get 20% off Alaska flights, stack with Amex Offer for more savings
    It’s not often we see an airline run a discount that applies to nearly all of its flights. Sales usually include just a certain number of routes and it can sometimes can be hard to tell if you’re really getting a discount. But from today through…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:05pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines award sale: Transcontinental flights from 10,000 miles, cheap Hawaii flights and more
    Alaska Airlines offers one of the most generous loyalty programs. They publish cheap award flights on many of their fanciest partners, making Alaska Airlines miles more valuable than nearly any other. We love them because their elite status is modera…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • newThe best American Express cards: How many do you have?
    American Express has cards that offer huge welcome bonuses, elite status with hotels, valuable Amex Offers and more. Each card, however, comes with its own mix of benefits and perks, which can make it hard to choose the best one for you. If you regu…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • new5 best Southwest credit cards
    When it comes to using credit card rewards, airline miles can get really confusing. Luckily, Southwest Airlines has always kept it simple. You don’t have to worry about a Southwest award chart, blackout dates, basic economy fares or checked bag fee…
    - 9 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • newIs the American Express Gold card worth it?
    I’ve been earning and burning credit card miles and points for almost eight years, and the American Express® Gold Card is now my all-time favorite credit card. There’s a reason it makes our lists of the best Amex cards and the best travel…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • newIHG promotion extended — Earn up to 4x bonus points
    If you haven’t had a chance to register for the IHG 4x promotion you’re in luck because the registration deadline has been extended. You now have until Jan. 15th 2020 to register and book your stay. You’ll earn bonus IHG points for up to four s…
    - 14 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Delta holiday deals continued — Worldwide discounted awards including the Caribbean, Europe and Asia
    As the Delta Days of Deals holiday promotion continues today there is a new award sale that covers domestic flights and flights to Asia, the Caribbean, Central American and Europe. There are lots of cities and routes available that we don’t see the…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 8:15pm -
  • You can now use Hyatt points at 50+ new luxury locations and earn 3,000 points on paid stays
    Over the past year Hyatt has been steadily growing its partnership with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) and today there are 50+ new SLH hotels where you can use and earn Hyatt points. Hyatt has now partnered with more than 300 SLH properties, which is grea…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • 5 best hotels in Italy with Marriott points
    Italy is a fantastic travel destination. The savory food, fantastic culture, and rich history make it a popular stop for folks visiting Europe. Also, there’s gelato. If you’re looking for the best hotel credit cards to lessen the cost of an Ita…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Card review: Earn 2% back or 2x points on everything
    If you’re looking for a cash-back credit card, the Citi® Double Cash Card is hard to beat. With this card you earn 1% cash back on all your purchases and another 1% cash back on payments. Essentially, you’re earning 2% cash back on everything.…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 4:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • My Favorite Books of 2019
    Posted: 12/10/2019 | December 10th, 2019 Another year is almost over, which means it’s again time for my annual best books of the year list! This year, I sort of fell off the book-reading wagon. Writing my own book, moving to Paris and then Austin,…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 3:30pm -
  • The Girl’s Guide to Hiking Solo
    Posted: 12/5/2019 | December 5th, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers…
    - 7 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 2:07pm -
  • How to Experience Cuba on a Budget
    Posted: 11/28/19 | November 28th, 2019 As a Cuban-American, Talek Nantes has had a lot of experience traveling around Cuba. There’s a lot more to the country than just all-inclusive resorts! In this guest post, she offers some an in-depth breakdown…
    - 14 days ago Nov 28, 2019, 1:06pm -
  • My 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
    Posted: 11/25/19 | November 25th, 2019 Travelers can be a fickle group of people to buy gifts for. We’re constantly coming and going, we usually don’t carry a lot of stuff with us, and no two travelers are alike so finding the perfect gift for th…
    - 17 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 1:31pm -
  • 29 Things to See and Do in New York City
    Posted: 11/21/2019 | November 21st, 2019 New York City. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world and one of the most popular destinations in the US. Sprawling, busy, exciting — there’s a reason people call it the city that never sleeps! It h…
    - 18 days ago Nov 23, 2019, 6:21pm -
  • 30 Things to See and Do in Tokyo
    Posted: 11/23/2019 | November 23rd, 2019 Tokyo is an incredible, massive city home to over 10 million people. It’s the capital of Japan and home to a wide array of fun, historic, and quirky attractions. From the world’s largest tuna auction and t…
    - 18 days ago Nov 23, 2019, 6:12pm -
  • Is Jordan Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 11/23/2019 | November 23rd, 2019 Compared to many of its neighbors in the Middle East, Jordan is an exceptionally safe country to visit. When I was in Jordan, I never encountered any safety issues. And few people gave me that “what are you…
    - 18 days ago Nov 23, 2019, 6:06pm -
  • How to Travel Kazakhstan By Train
    Posted: 11/18/19 | November 18th, 2019 Kazakhstan is a country I’ve always wanted to visit. In fact, I’ve always wanted to go to all the “Stans”. It’s the region of the world I probably want to visit the most. After having lived in Kazakhst…
    - 24 days ago Nov 18, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • The Best Business Travel Credit Cards for Digital Nomads
    Posted: 11/16/19 | November 16th, 2019 One of the best parts about running a business is the cool business travel credit cards you get access to. These cards tend to have a lot better points-earning abilities and perks than consumer cards. I’ve bee…
    - 25 days ago Nov 16, 2019, 2:26pm -
  • The Best Travel Credit Cards for 2019
    Posted: 11/16/2019 | November 16th, 2019 It can be difficult to choose the best travel credit card. There are hundreds upon hundreds out there — and so many of them seem to be the same! Which one is right for you? How do you decide? Which one gives…
    - 26 days ago Nov 16, 2019, 2:09pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 11 days ago 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…
    - 41 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 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 -
  • June 2019
    The Mission To Win A Car I love game shows. Always have. Probably always will. Maybe it’s my gambling nature, but something about showing up empty-handed in the morning and leaving with a car at the end of the day always seemed incredible. During m…
    - Jun 1, 2019, 8:02am -
  • May 2019
    The Uber Experiment You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here…
    - May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    Nonsensical Ethics Talk At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called…
    - Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Insecurity Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incred…
    - Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newGet in the Holiday Spirit with Alaska’s Ugly Sweater and More
    Alaska Airlines is bringing back its ugly sweater contest this year. Wear your own favorite for National Ugly Sweater Day on December 20 and enjoy complimentary priority boarding. There will also be holiday treats in the Alaska Lounge and a holiday-t…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Japan Airlines 787 Business Class, Seattle to Tokyo
    Japan Airlines flies to many U.S. destinations but if you’re redeeming Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for a Japan Airlines flight, you will most likely be routed through Seattle for this flight to Tokyo. At Seattle International Airport, Japan…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • WestJet Christmas Video 2019
    WestJet is a carrier based in Calgary. Traditionally a low cost carrier, with a 737 fleet, serving western Canada. Now they are becoming more full service, and even have some 787s that fly to London. Each holiday season, they produce a touching video…
    - 2 days ago Dec 10, 2019, 1:59pm -
  • You Can Redeem Miles for an Alaska Lounge Membership, but It’s Not a Good Value
    Alaska Airlines has been part of the Priority Pass system for many years, letting passengers on all carriers use their lounge if you have a Priority Pass card (often included for free with some premium credit cards). However, the lounges have become…
    - 2 days ago Dec 10, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • NoMad Las Vegas Joins World of Hyatt (Plus Walkthrough Photos!)
    Hyatt’s team reached out on Friday to let me know that they’ve added a new Las Vegas hotel to their ongoing partnership with MGM Resorts in Las Vegas: the NoMad Las Vegas. Featuring the NoMad hotel, casino, pool, NoMad Restaurant and NoMad Bar le…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 5:14pm -
  • Review: Alaska Airlines First Class Detroit to Seattle
    We headed back home from our annual Thanksgiving get-together in Michigan on Alaska Airlines flight 1795.  This flight went better than our flight to Detroit, this time in an Ex-Virgin Airbus A320 with the new Alaska interior.  If you missed my rev…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 4:17pm -
  • Review: ANA First Class 777-300ER, Tokyo to Los Angeles
    After flying to Asia in Korean Air First Class, I tried a different way home. This time, my flight came courtesy of another new airline, ANA, also in First Class. I’ve long heard great things about First Class on Japanese carriers, so I really look…
    - 3 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Sign Up to Earn and Redeem Hilton Points on Lyft
    Although Rocky previously wrote about the ability to earn Hilton Honors points on Lyft, it’s worth a reminder. Plus there is a new update that also allows you to redeem your Hilton points for free Lyft credit. I don’t use ride sharing much at al…
    - 6 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 1:37pm -
  • Review: Lufthansa Senator & Business Lounges at Detroit Airport (DTW)
    On my return trip from Michigan for Thanksgiving, I made a stop at the Lufthansa Senator and Business Lounges at the north terminal. Lufthansa Lounges and Admission Rules Lufthansa operates four types of lounges and they vary from airport to airport:…
    - 6 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 4:15pm -
  • My Targeted Marriott Offer Unlocked: 20,000 Points for Just One Stay
    Marriott’s winter promotion, Unlock More, is still in play, and you can complete eligible stays through January 14, 2020. Be sure to register if you haven’t already. I was a bit harsh when it first came out for being so secretive. The base promot…
    - 7 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 2:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newRaise Gift Cards $5 Referral Credit and $10 Discount Code
    Raise Rewards offers a $5 referral credit for both parties to use toward the purchase of discounted gift cards from popular merchants on Raise.com.Just sign up via this Raise Referral Link to get a $5 reward credit instantly applied to your new acco…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 5:48pm -
  • newCleo – Intelligent Money Assistant: $5 Sign-Up Bonus and $5 Referrals (USA and UK)
    Try the Cleo AI money chatbot to get an instant $5 bonus when you link a bank account and create a free Cleo Wallet, which you can immediately transfer to your linked bank account.Important Update - Cleo is Leaving Facebook Messenger: Starting Janua…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 3:53pm -
  • newAvail – Borrow Cars at Airports: $25 Free Referral Credits
    Avail lets you borrow cars at airports without the long lines or hassles of traditional rental companies, plus you can park for free and get paid if you share your own car when you travel, and you'll get a $25 free credit when you join and $25 referr…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 3:06pm -
  • Amazon $15 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase – Get Free Credit
    Earn up to $145 or more in free promotional credits when you purchase gift cards or reload your gift card balance on Amazon.com.Updated 12/10/2019 - Get $20 Off with American Express Membership Rewards: Targeted members can visit this $20 Amazon AmE…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 10:09pm -
  • GROUNDFLOOR Real Estate Lending Marketplace $10 Investor Bonus and $10 Referrals
    GROUNDFLOOR is a real estate investing marketplace that is open to both non-accredited and accredited investors who can invest in short-term, high-yield returns that are backed by real estate.Just visit this GROUNDFLOOR $10 Bonus Referral Link, crea…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 10:03pm -
  • Fender Play 50% Discount for Online Guitar Lessons
    Check out Fender Play to take online guitar, bass, or ukulele lessons with 50% off a monthly or annual subscription. [Read More] Fender Play 50% Discount for Online Guitar LessonsThe post Fender Play 50% Discount for Online Guitar Lessons appeared…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 9:07pm -
  • Farmbox Direct $10 Free Credit and $10 Referral Bonuses
    Get organic and natural produce from local farmers delivered directly to your door anywhere in the U.S.A., plus get a $10 free credit toward your first box of fruits and vegetables, and earn $10 rewards for referring your friends. [Read More] Farmb…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 11:51pm -
  • TopCashBack Shopping Network $15 Sign-Up Offer and $15 Referral Bonuses
    The TopCashback shopping network pays you cash back for shopping online at popular stores, and they are currently offering a $15 bonus for each new member that you refer along with a $15 Amazon Gift Card sign-up bonus that is available for new member…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 2:33pm -
  • Bombas Socks 25% Discount Code and $25 Referral Rewards
    The Bombas online sock store for men, women, and kids offers a 25% discount off your first order for new customers with free shipping on U.S. orders over $50, plus you can earn 2 free pairs of socks for referring your friends. [Read More] Bombas So…
    - 5 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 3:45pm -
  • Coinseed – Earn Crypto with Linked Cards: $2 Bonus and $7 Referrals – Get $2 to Install App
    Check out Coinseed to earn cash back in crypto at local bars and restaurants as well as popular online retailers, plus get a $2 bonus credit when you install the Coinseed App, and start investing into your own cryptocurrency portfolio. [Read More]…
    - 5 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 3:24pm -

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…
    - 96 days ago 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)

  • Traveling Business Class with Kids: Is it Worth It?
    Business class is an expensive endeavor on its own. Flying business class with kids? An even more pricey affair. Is it worth it?The post Traveling Business Class with Kids: Is it Worth It? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 28, 2019, 3:59pm -
  • Hasan Minhaj Takes on the Cruise Industry
    On the Netflix show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' we learn the nefarious nature of the cruise industry. I have my own grips with the biz too. The post Hasan Minhaj Takes on the Cruise Industry appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 28, 2019, 1:01am -
  • I Earned an Extra 7,000 With Chase Ink Business Cash Card
    I earned an extra 7,000 with Chase Ink Business Cash Card after learning they weren't giving me the proper reward for my spending. The post I Earned an Extra 7,000 With Chase Ink Business Cash Card appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 24, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • SFO Says No to Plastic Water Bottles
    San Francisco International Airport recently announced that they will no longer sell single-use plastic water bottles. Instead you can find water stations!The post SFO Says No to Plastic Water Bottles appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 24, 2019, 1:34am -
  • Has a Hotel Bumped You to Bad Accommodations?
    It's a frustrating situation. You book a room only to arrive and realized the hotel bumped you to a less desirable location in their chain. So what now? The post Has a Hotel Bumped You to Bad Accommodations? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 21, 2019, 1:25am -
  • Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Miles and Points?
    Every frequent traveler should ask themself: am I really getting the most out of my miles and points? This month's counterpoint explores that. The post Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Miles and Points? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 21, 2019, 12:58am -
  • Six Places I Want to Visit and Why
    Collecting points and miles comes with one major goal: getting to travel near and far on the cheap! Here are 6 places I want to visit with my rewards. The post Six Places I Want to Visit and Why appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 20, 2019, 12:23am -
  • A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market
    Does anyone else remember Airbus cracking the US market? This Without that, the aviation industry we know today would be very different.The post A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 16, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom
    A camera was found on an airplane bathroom on a United Airlines flight from San Diego Houston. Man who put it there arrested. The post Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - Aug 15, 2019, 12:50am -
  • Norwegian Airlines To Cease US Fights to Ireland
    As of September 15th, Norwegian Airlines is set to cease all transatlantic flights between Ireland, the USA and Canada. The continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is cited as the reason for this. Currently the airline operates from Dublin, Shannon…
    - Aug 13, 2019, 9:49pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newIcelandair: Europe-"North" America 798 € rt in Business (v.v. $1100+)
    Seen from: BRU/AMS/FRA/TXL/MUC Seen to: SEA/EWR/YYZ Probably others available Books into A class: https://www.wheretocredit.com/icelandair/a Sample dates: Image:...
    - 17 mins ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:57am -
  • newMeals in Prem and Business
    So I searched and see there hasn’t been much posted on meals in El Al since 2016. I know one can select meal types in most or all of the classes. I was hoping to hear recent experiences of what’s actually served in flight. If possible, sh…
    - 20 mins ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:54am -
  • newHow long do UR points take to post?
    I met my min spend of $4000 on my Chase Sapphire Reserve 4-5 days ago, but my UR have not posted yet. How long does it take for them to post?
    - 26 mins ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:48am -
  • newQuery regarding W and J availability HKG to ADL
    Hi everyone, I am currently looking at CX 177 HKG to ADL departing HKG on 24 July next year. The flight is nearly 7 months off next year. However it looks like PE is being sold as Flex only (?) but the seat map for PE is still very empty? CX...
    - 59 mins ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:15am -
  • newSurface Book 3 - release date & specs?
    Wondering if the resident Tech Gurus have any inside info on this new MS Laptop....? Thanks
    - 1 hour ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:10am -
  • newI made diamond... should I be excited?
    I've been gold since forever. This year is the first year I made diamond. Is it that much better beside the extra bonus points? I've always gotten lounge access etc... However, I don't always get upgraded rooms. I'd say 80% of the time but never..…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 12, 2019, 1:05am -
  • newKLM 777-200 VS China Eastern 777-300 in business
    I must choice a flight between KLM 777-200 (AMS-PVG) and China Eastern 777-300.(CDG-PVG). The last time I take a KLM (772) in business is many, many years ago (did not even remember the "comfort"). What are your experience between the 2 (for..…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:44am -
  • newTaking the bridge to Macau - extra security midway
    I took the HKZM bridge from Hong Kong to Macau yesterday, for the first time. I took it to Zhuhai about a month ago, which was the first time I had used it since it opened. It slowed us down by, I guess, about 20 minutes. I was surprised when our.…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:37am -
  • newIB Seat Selection
    Hi guys! I have a flight with IB soon. I am a oneworld Sapphire theough BAEC. Is it IB's policy to ask customers to pay for seats in advance? My MAD-ORD leg is sold by AA and basically asking me to pay for selecting my seats in advance. The..…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:10am -
  • newStatus Match
    Hi guys, I'm not sure where to post this but thought I'd give it a go over here. I am currently a BAEC Silver (oneworld Sapphire) and have been for the last 4 years. Most of my travels to Asia are predominantly on CX and the occassional QR...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 12, 2019, 12:07am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWhat Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of December 11, 2019
    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…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - December 11, 2019
    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…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - December 11, 2019
    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…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of December 10, 2019
    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…
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  • Discussion Thread - December 10, 2019
    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…
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  • Question Thread - December 10, 2019
    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 days ago Dec 10, 2019, 10:04am -
  • Weekly Off-Topic Thread - Week of December 09, 2019
    This is the Weekly Off-Topic thread There's more to this hobby than just credit cards - it spreads out into travel aspirations, what luggage or wallet you're using, or what flavor kombucha your local WeWork is serving. Please use this thread to talk…
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  • Discussion Thread - December 09, 2019
    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…
    - 3 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - December 09, 2019
    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…
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  • IAH/HOU Meetup - Friday, December 13th, 2019
    Place: Buffalo Bayou Brewery Date: Friday, December 13th, 2019 Time: 6:30pm- 10pm Address: 2101 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007 https://www.yelp.com/biz/buffalo-bayou-brewing-co-houston-2 They had some of the most creative and excellent beers I've ever…
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Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Book of the Week: “The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker”
    Believe it or not, Christmas is two weeks away! In the spirit of the season I purchased tickets to see “The Nutcracker” next week, and in order to get Jack...The post Travel Book of the Week: “The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker” appeared fi…
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  • new7 Best Credit Cards for Salesmen
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  • newVideo: “World Way: The City of LAX”
    LAX—aka Los Angeles International Airport—is many travelers’ least favorite airport. That’s mainly because of the nasty traffic that seems to never end at the airport’s entrance. But the new LAX-it...The post Video: “World Way: The City…
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  • newThis Newsletter Brings the Very Best Flight Deals Into Your Inbox
    You might think I’d be foolish to feature a competitor’s site as a place to find flight deals, but that’s not my philosophy. I always give credit when it’s due,...The post This Newsletter Brings the Very Best Flight Deals Into Your Inbox app…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 8:51pm -
  • newWhy You Want To Get an American Express Credit Card
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Why You Want To Get an American Express Credit Card appeared f…
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  • newThis Travel App Wants to Help You Get Over Your Heartbreak
    Earlier this month, Lonely Planet wrote up a unique app and tour company called Breakup Tours, which curates solo itineraries for people with broken hearts (who have recently broken up...The post This Travel App Wants to Help You Get Over Your Heart…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 6:46pm -
  • Best Canadian Credit Cards for Travel
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Best Canadian Credit Cards for Travel appeared first on Johnny…
    - 1 day ago Dec 11, 2019, 12:15am -
  • How to Keep Your Holiday Packages Safe From Porch Pirates
    In the thick of the holiday shopping season, thousands of packages are being shipped across the country (and around the world) every day. In other words, it’s a great time...The post How to Keep Your Holiday Packages Safe From Porch Pirates appear…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • How Many Chase Credit Cards Can I Have?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post How Many Chase Credit Cards Can I Have? appeared first on John…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 8:08pm -
  • 10 Highlights From Norwegian Encore’s Inaugural Cruise to the Bahamas
    This story was authored by Laura Pedrick with help from Carol Calicchio, who joined Laura aboard. What better place for two childhood friends to spend time together than on a...The post 10 Highlights From Norwegian Encore’s Inaugural Cruise to the…
    - 1 day ago Dec 10, 2019, 3:00pm -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • newTBB Going to the Hyatt Cancun Hilara Resort and Manhattan, Blog Holidays Housekeeping and TPGAwards
    We blog about how TBB is Going to the Hyatt Cancun Hilara Resort and Manhattan for almost free of course in yet another awesome travel hacking adventure, some Blog Holidays Housekeeping notes and general plans for what may show up here the rest of th…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 11, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Get MGM Mlife Status for Free, NYC Subway Map Secrets, Global Inequality Gap
    We bring you the ways to Get MGM Mlife Status for Free, learn all the NYC Subway Map Secrets, address the Global Inequality Gap, learn about all the new airline routes in 2020, gag about the restaurant that only serves airplane food, learn about the…
    - 3 days ago Dec 9, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Hyatt Devaluation, To Africa With Miles, Mauritius, Quadriga Scam
    We bring you more details on the latest Hyatt Devaluation, how to fly To Africa With Miles, what to do when you visit Mauritius, the horrific Quadriga Scam, more on the Best Western Rewards devaluation, LeClub becomes ALL, all cruise fees, do not dis…
    - 6 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 11:30am -
  • How to Find Low Cost Domestic Coach Awards
    Lets take a detour and learn about spending some miles to book low cost domestic coach awards. We have another guest post by Andy Shuman with some tips I must admit I was a bit surprised. I still think these are like the needle in the haystack and of…
    - 8 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 11:30am -
  • United & Amex Bonuses, Crypto Will Not Die, Climate Change Deniers Suck
    We bring you more United & Amex bonuses, how Crypto will not die, how climate change deniers suck, read the required Mile Nerd monthly post, a tragic animation map of all the Native land lost since 1776, how shut down exchanges have become hotels, so…
    - 10 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 11:30am -
  • ChaseInk Cards, Hyatt SLH Extreme Loyalty, Gift Card Pitfalls, Lyme Disease
    We bring you a comprehensive post all about ChaseInk Cards, research Hyatt SLH Extreme Loyalty properties, warn you about Gift Card Pitfalls, learn about Lyme Disease, go check out the grave of legend Massoud, travel to the US Southwest, check out wh…
    - 13 days ago Nov 29, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Happy Thanksgiving, 10 Random Thoughts & Feedback Requested
    Going to do something different as this blog evolves to something I still don’t know what. I guess it is a work in progress. As we all are. Please do not eat too much tomorrow as you celebrate Thanksgiving. Actually, go for it, what the hell lol. G…
    - 15 days ago Nov 27, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Jungle Prince of Delhi, AA Simply Miles, Nazi Fanta, Investing Forces
    We bring you an amazing story about the Jungle Prince of Delhi, learn more about the AA Simply Miles program, learn about Nazi Fanta, mysterious Investing Forces, the rise and fall of Evo Morales in Bolivia, an awesome and updated Credit Card recomme…
    - 17 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Credit Card Guide, 160 Hotel Brands, Dating Market
    We bring you the ultimate credit card guide, we are now up to 160 hotel brands, we go deep into the dating market, get all the travel credit related perks summarized in one post, double dip with Lyft rides, check out some world cruises, travel to Rus…
    - 20 days ago Nov 22, 2019, 11:30am -
  • TBB’s Recommended Personal Finance Blogs
    To be recommended here it takes bribes sponsorships backlinks. Ok, none of that crap. I keep track of many blogs in general and here I post my personal finance blog recommendations. The only criteria is all mine! What I think are quality reads/bookma…
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