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The Points Guy

  • newEtihad Makes More (Temporary) Cuts to US Routes
    Etihad isn’t doing great financially, having lost almost $2 billion in 2016. It’s been making cuts to routes, service on-board and even its Six Senses Spa in London. In June, we found out that Etihad would cut its route to San Francisco (SFO) en…
    - 41 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:20pm -
  • newJetBlue to Introduce Boarding Groups
    JetBlue is changing up the way you get on board. Effective October 17, the carrier will switch to a boarding process that’s segmented by group rather than boarding based on which section of the cabin your assigned seat is located. JetBlue let Mosai…
    - 56 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:05pm -
  • newQantas to Replace 747 With 787-9 for Flights to Los Angeles, New York
    With Delta and United set to retire the last of their 747s by the end of the year, the only Jumbo Jets serving the US will be with overseas airlines. Sadly, we are about to lose one of these surviving 747s. Currently, Qantas runs a 747 route from Bri…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • newOne Day Left to Score a Seat on United’s Final 747 Flight
    In just three weeks, United’s Boeing 747 will fly passengers for the very last time. Tickets for the final farewell, United Flight 747, sold out in less than an hour — but there’s still an opportunity to score a spot on the special flight on N…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 2:15pm -
  • newDepressurized AirAsia Aircraft Drops 20,000 Feet, Panic Ensues
    AirAsia Indonesia Flight 535 rapidly descended about 20,000 feet on Sunday before making an emergency landing, causing panic onboard — not just among passengers but also among the crew. The Airbus A320 took off from Perth (PER) bound for Denpasar,…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:25pm -
  • newUsing AlaskaAir.com to Find Award Seat Availability
    To an infrequent traveler, Alaska Airlines and its Mileage Plan loyalty program might not seem to be great assets for award travel. While Alaska isn’t a member of the any of the big three alliances, the Mileage Plan program’s partnerships and the…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • newCan I Transfer My Business Credit Card to Another Business?
    “Reader Questions” are answered twice a week — Mondays and Fridays — by TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel. If you’ve got a business, having a business credit card offers a lot of advantages. But what if you’re closing your business? Can…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:00am -
  • new7 Traveling Chefs You Should Be Following on Instagram
    Naturally, people eat with their eyes first, meaning how food looks and is presented is just as important as how it tastes. So it’s only right that Instagram serves as the perfect platform for traveling chefs to showcase what they’re experiencing…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 11:30pm -
  • newNever Miss Out on Earning Southwest Miles With This New Online Shopping Browser Extension
    Any time you’re shopping online without going through a shopping portal, you’re leaving valuable airline miles, hotel points or cashback on the table. It’s such a fundamental part of earning points and miles that “use a shopping portal” is…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 10:45pm -
  • new8 Airbnbs From TV and the Movies You Can Actually Stay In
    Game of Thrones fans might not be able to become the next Mrs. Jon Snow in real life, but here’s a decent consolation prize: for $811 per night, you and 13 of your closest friends can rent Lickleyhead Castle, the gorgeous childhood home of Rose Les…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 10:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newLimited Time: Accor’s 30% Off Super Sale
    Accor, which has thousands of hotels in nearly 100 countries across over two dozen brands, currently has one of their biggest annual sales. Right now Accor is offering 30% off plus free breakfast at all brands except F1. The sale is valid for booking…
    - 58 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:03pm -
  • newOman Air CEO Resigns — What Does This Mean For The Airline?
    This morning Oman Air revealed that their CEO, Paul Gregorowitsch, has resigned, seemingly without much notice.Oman Air is one of my favorite airlines, and I even met their CEO twice. He is one of the most well-spoken executives in the industry and…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:09pm -
  • newDid A US Airline Lobbying Group Just Condemn US Airlines?
    The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies is one of the major lobby groups In the battle between the "big three" US carriers and the "big three" Gulf carriers. The organization is supported by American, Delta, and United, as well as several airline union…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:30pm -
  • newReview: Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card
    Over the past couple of weeks I've reviewed a few of Amex's most popular business cards, including The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN (review here), The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express (review here),…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 2:33pm -
  • newAmex Business Cards That Won’t Count Towards The 5/24 Limit
    One of the most restrictive policies for new credit card approvals is the 5/24 rule. Back in July I wrote a detailed explanation of how the restriction works, though let's recap the basics first.With Chase’s 5/24 policy, you typically won’t be…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:03pm -
  • newQantas Will Fly The 787 From Brisbane To LAX & JFK By The End Of 2018
    Qantas will soon be taking delivery of their first of eight Boeing 787-9s, which they'll use for some of their longhaul routes. The first longhaul route to feature the new 787-9 will be Melbourne to Los Angeles as of December 2017.Then Qantas will u…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:33am -
  • newPartner Award Availability Missing From Delta.com
    Delta is pretty good about letting you book travel on their partner airlines online. Awards on almost all SkyMiles partners can be booked through delta.com, though the search functionality as such isn't great. Delta.com constantly returns error messa…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 6:01am -
  • newGreat British Airways First Class Fares From Europe To The US
    For the past few years airlines have been offering more discounted business class fares, in hopes of filling as many premium seats as possible. Airlines do a pretty good job segmenting the market so that they’re not diminishing their yields among b…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 11:57pm -
  • newSheesh: Alitalia Gets Another Loan From The Italian Government
    This year two of Etihad's big investments -- airberlin and Alitalia -- are falling apart.Airberlin's collapse was incredibly fast. The airline filed for insolvency in mid-August, and will operate their last flight before the end of the month. That's…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 9:14pm -
  • newAmerican Adjusts Their Special A321T Service To Boston
    As I first wrote about a few weeks ago, in late December and early January American will be flying their "premium" A321 between Boston and Los Angeles. This is a route that American ordinarily serves with planes that have their standard domestic conf…
    - 22 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 8:00pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newEurope on major alliances from $400 round trip (from New York, Seattle, Chicago, & more)
    Over the weekend, prices have dropped to as low as $400 on flights to Europe from as soon as next month through as far out as next summer on major alliance flights (which means a free checked bag and seat selection in most cases). The Points Guy has…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:39pm -
  • newHow much is Delta Silver status worth?
    Silver status is Delta’s lowest elite tier.  To get Silver status, you need to fly 25,000 miles in a calendar year or fly 30 separate segments.  More accurately, you need to earn 25,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) or 30 MQSs.  MQMs can be…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Cheap points: $170 for $200 at Sears, earn 5X
    PayPal Digital Gifts is selling $200 Sears gift cards for just $170, with a limit of 2 per customer. Purchases on eBay from PayPal Digital Gifts normally earn 5x points on a Chase Ink Cash (or Chase Ink Plus – no longer available). You could sell t…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 5:22pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: It’s raining Membership Rewards, 5K miles per rental, & save $100
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This past week, it felt like it was raining Membership Rewards points. See all of the bold print deals (indicates we added it t…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 10:38am -
  • URs for the red carpet with the stars, the loyalty program you’re ignoring, and more
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web where we recap some interesting reads from around the ‘net. This week, we have posts about a loyalty program you’re probably ignoring, bonus features that make ITA Matrix great, an eveni…
    - 2 days ago Oct 15, 2017, 1:47am -
  • Virgin Atlantic surprises and Southwest delights
    This week at Frequent Miler, we started the week on eBay and Wyndham Rewards, but by the end of the week Southwest and Virgin Atlantic were the main things on our minds. Read on to find out why in this week in review at FM. Avoiding an eBay scammer T…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 10:38am -
  • Extra 2% back at Sam’s Club with Dosh
    Dosh is a cash back app that allows you to link credit cards and automatically earn rewards at a variety of retailers when you use your linked card. These rewards stack on top of whatever you earn with your credit card, portal rewards, coupons, etc.…
    - 3 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 12:37am -
  • Targeted offers for 30K-35K Starpoints
    Starpoints are an incredibly valuable currency thanks to the magic trifecta: A) SPG hotels are available at reasonable award rates, from as low as 2K per night for a weekend night at a Category 1 property; B) Starpoints transfer to airline programs 1…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 8:02pm -
  • 10K+ Membership Rewards with each of these new offers
    There are some strong new Amex Offers this morning and over the past couple of days — including a couple for 10,000 points after spending $500. Some of these may be targeted, and the Membership Rewards offers would only appear under cards that ear…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 4:09pm -
  • Should I pounce on the Amex transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic?
    Amex is once again offering a 30% bonus on points transferred from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic.  That means, for example, if you transfer 100,000 Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic, you’ll get 130,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. As…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 10:39am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • How might the World of Hyatt-Oasis partnership work?
    Via Travel with Grant, I saw the other day that World of Hyatt is planning to partner with a luxury home rental company called Oasis (and that you can use discount code "UnboundxHyatt" for a $100 discount if you book before October 31). Apparently a…
    - 6 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 9:59am -
  • About Delta Private Jets
    Last week I wrote about how I would think about earning Diamond Medallion status with Delta after the changes going into effect for Medallion Qualifying Dollars in January, 2018. I then quipped on Twitter that "If you're just a rich guy who wants Dia…
    - 10 days ago Oct 6, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How to plan out your last 2017 US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards redemptions
    I know my readers are some of the biggest fans of US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards cards, given their convenient bonus earning categories and potentially generous redemptions rates of up to 2 cents per Flexpoint when redeemed for paid airfare.On Janu…
    - 12 days ago Oct 4, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Thinking about the 2018 changes to Delta co-branded credit card MQD waivers
    I've been reading with interest about the recently-announced change to how Delta will handle Medallion Qualifying Dollar waivers starting with the 2019 qualification year (January 1, 2018). Frequent Miler has an interesting post from the perspective…
    - 19 days ago Sep 27, 2017, 7:51pm -
  • What to do when a Bank of America ATM eats your money orders
    Automated teller machines are so fully integrated into American life that it's sometimes difficult to remember just how marvelous the technology is. The fact that the global telecommunications infrastructure enables real-time connections to bank acco…
    - 24 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 9:35pm -
  • Travel hacking without manufactured spend
    I was having lunch with a travel hacker in my area the other day and we got to talking about different approaches to the game.My personal approach depends almost entirely on manufactured spend. I think it's fair to say that if every manufactured spen…
    - 27 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2017 4th quarter bonus categories
    It's that time again: time to register for quarterly bonus earnings on all your credit cards, including the ones you never use.Chase FreedomContinuing a pretty great streak of bonus earning categories, each Chase Freedom card you have will earn 5 Ul…
    - 31 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 12:07am -
  • Roundup of some current deals
    I hope everyone had a glorious Labor Day and marched in solidarity with our worker brothers and sisters around the country and around the world. There are quite a few minor deals I haven't bothered to post about yet so I thought I'd post a roundup of…
    - 40 days ago Sep 6, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Quick hit: changes to US Bank Flexpoint transfers
    In the last few years US Bank has made a number of negative tweaks to the Flexperks Travel Rewards Visa Signature card. They restricted the once-generous "grocery" bonus category to a more restrictive definition of "grocery stores." They limited the…
    - 46 days ago Aug 31, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How I would requalify for World of Hyatt Globalist status
    [edit 8/30/17: corrected to reflect that Globalists qualifying under this promotion will not receive a Category 1-7 free night certificate; only 60-night Globalists receive free night certificates] This is my second and last year of top-tier Hyatt e…
    - 47 days ago Aug 30, 2017, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Leverage The Travelocity Amex Card With RewardsBoost To Get 98% Off Travel
    The Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card may unlock the secret to some of the most powerful manufacture spend strategies and the potential rewards from the card are huge. However, this card is often overlooked for credit cards that offer mor…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 9:57pm -
  • Top 10 Best Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers For June 2014
    Every month I’ll post the top 10 best current credit card sign-up offers and update the list throughout the month if offers change. You can always check out my credit cards page for a full list of cards, but since the best credit card offers ar…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 3:33am -
  • Infographic Comparison of Airline Award Charts [Updated)
    Devaluations are never good. For one they make us spend more miles for award flights, and two they put me to work updating the airline award chart comparison infographics! Over the last year we saw a handful of deviations including United, Delta (2x?…
    - Jun 5, 2014, 3:00am -
  • I Quit School Today To Blog Full-Time
    Around the same time I launched Well Traveled Mile, I was in the midst of mailing off applications for graduate school. In some ways I was hedging my bets, continuing my education while building a travel blog on the side as a platform to share one of…
    - Jun 3, 2014, 8:02am -
  • 4 Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses to Consider for Free Flights to Europe
    Europe is often atop many folks travel list and earning miles for free flights is a great way to cover the flight across the pond. Award flights from the US to Europe are likely the most competitive and highly demanded award routings, often making g…
    - Jun 2, 2014, 7:49am -
  • 30,000 Points Bonus Back on American Express SPG Credit Cards (+ Refer a Friend for 5k Points)
    The Starwood American Express cards are among the most flexible hotel credit cards available and the points are valuable for both hotel stays and flights. The sign-up bonus on both the personal and business version of this card just increased to 30,…
    - May 31, 2014, 6:00am -
  • Roundup of New Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers
    This week a handful of new offers were released and make for some great opportunities to earn a few nice sign-up bonuses. It is always ideal to grab a credit card when it is offering a higher than normal sign-up bonus and here a a few that are wor…
    - May 30, 2014, 7:26am -
  • Lufthansa Miles & More Basics: Part 3 – 10 Great Uses of Lufthansa Miles
    The 50,000 mile Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard® offer is currently one of the best airline credit card offers available. It’s one of the few sign-up bonuses that is worth a roundtrip flight to Europe from the US. Since it’s a…
    - May 29, 2014, 7:01am -
  • US Airways Off-peak Awards to Europe
    US Airways off-peak awards are one of my favorite awards and offer an exceptional value for getting to Europe and other destinations. Even though US Airways and American Airlines are in the process of merging, US Airways Dividend miles are still amon…
    - May 28, 2014, 7:28am -
  • Join My Private IHG Best Rate Guarantee Group Discussion
    I’ve written a few articles about how IHG has one of the most valuable best rate guarantees among all hotel brands. You can get a free night at an IHG hotel if you find the same room on an OTA (online travel agency) at a lower price. Over the last…
    - May 27, 2014, 7:13pm -

MileValue

  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards October 2017
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford To take your family on vacation To visit home for the holidays To earn big rewards…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Southwest Will Fly to Hawaii in 2018
    Aloha! A few days ago Southwest announced that they will begin service to Hawaii from the mainland United States some time in 2018. Specific routes and when they begin have not been announced as Southwest is still awaiting government approval. This i…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • 30% Transfer Bonus: Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic
    Transfers of American Express Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic miles will have a 30% bonus through November 30, 2017. This is a fantastic deal that sets up a chance to book one way awards to Europe for 8,000 Membership Rewards+ $150. You must…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Avianca Publishes Cheaper Award Prices for Domestic Awards: But are they Theoretical?
    Avianca LifeMiles has introduced new (cheaper) award prices to fly shorthaul flights within the continental United States on United. Before, Avianca’s domestic award prices were market standard–12,500 miles one way from anywhere to anywhere. Now…
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Another Great Amex Offer: Save $50 on Amazon
    We’ve been seeing a lot of valuable Amex offers for Amazon purchases lately, which I’m all for as we all probably spend on Amazon anyways. Free money. A few days ago I wrote about how you can get… 5,000 Membership Rewards for spending $99+ on a…
    - 5 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 4:54pm -
  • Who Should Get the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card?
    Edit 10/12/17: While the public sign up offer for this card is two free Tier 1 – 4 Ritz nights, reader James33 has shared that he was able to get Chase to raise that bonus to three free night certificates by asking them to match the three night off…
    - 5 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Alaska Miles Flash Sale: Buy 15k for $310.41
    The first 2,000 customers will get a 30% discount when buying 15,000 Alaska Airlines miles. Once 2,000 people purchase miles through the sale, the offer will expire. If 2,000 people don’t take advantage of the sale, it will end by October 23 at 1…
    - 6 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 7:33pm -
  • Amex Offers: Get 7k Membership Rewards via Amazon
    American Express is offering a couple lucrative incentives to spend on Amazon with their Membership Reward earning cards at the moment. Not everyone will have these Amex Offers available as they are targeted, but if you have a Amex that earns Members…
    - 6 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Citi AAdvantage Cards’ 60k Offers Return
    Back in July we watched the 60k sign up bonus offers on each of Citi’s AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCards (the personal and business) disappear. Both offers have just gone back up to 60k each. The Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard i…
    - 7 days ago Oct 9, 2017, 5:53pm -
  • Free Giveaway: $51 Southwest Gift Card
    The weekend is over. Blah. But we’re giving away a $51 Southwest gift card to brighten your Monday. Longtime and generous reader Caveman, who I’m going to be referring to as CaveDweller from now on per his request, is offering one lucky reader a…
    - 7 days ago Oct 9, 2017, 12:30pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newWhy Southwest is Finally Flying Cheap Flights to Hawaii
    Southwest Airlines is finally going to start taking travelers to island life on Hawaii, by 2019. After a multitude of requests from both travelers and employees alike, Southwest Airlines is finally bringing on a new desired route – to Hawaii. And n…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:47pm -
  • newHyatt Hotels Hit By International Payment Card Data Breach… Again
    A 15-week malware attack stole data from 41 hotels across 11 countries. If you’ve stayed at a Hyatt, you may want to check your credit card bill because the international hotel chain has reportedly had yet another credit card breach. This marks the…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newPassengers Defend Good Boy on Flight
    Although some passengers were upset with a dog sitting aboard a recent flight, several people on social media have weighed in on the canine passenger’s presence. He's a good boy and he finds your attitude distasteful. — Sean McCabe (@darthstar99)…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newDelta Allows Pax With iPhones to Skip Check-In
    Delta Air Lines is the latest airline to introduce a process by which flyers can be automatically checked in for flights by using the carrier’s iPhone app. The automatic check-in process will initially only be available for Delta flyers who have do…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Ultra Low Cost Airlines in Pilot-Poaching Battle
    Ryan Air is pulling out all the stops to replenish its ranks after a significant number of qualified pilots were reportedly lured away by competitors Jet2 and Norwegian Air. It seems that turnabout is fair play when it comes to headhunting airline pi…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Taiwan Soon to Have a 3rd Major Airline Entering the Competitive Asian Skies
    For years Taiwan has had limited airline competition and only two airlines, thanks in part to family drama and strict regulation laws. Recently Taiwan has announced that a third airline will soon be sailing the skies as the underdog of a major airlin…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 10:00am -
  • While Elon Musk Teases “the World in an Hour,” Nasa Has Hypersonic Plans of Its Own
    A massively expensive, but lightweight, incredibly strong and heat-resistant “super-material” may hold the key to finally making ultra-fast air travel a practical reality. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made headlines last month by promising the moon –…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Boeing’s Plan to End In-Flight Turbulence
    Flyers can finally take a deep breath and relax on flights if Boeing has its way. The company has announced plans to eliminate the unexpected turbulence that occurs on many flights using a high tech laser that can detect possible turbulence in advanc…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Delta Pax Forced to Show ID Before Deplaning Take Legal Action
    The incident occurred late last winter on a domestic Delta flight which had just landed in NYC. Customs and Border Protection agents say they were searching for an illegal immigrant. Nine travelers who were asked to show identification on a domestic…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 11:21pm -
  • The Final Flight 666 to HEL Left on Friday the 13th
    In what may have been the unluckiest flight of all time, Flight 666 to Hell took off on the 13th hour of the 13th day of October. The plane was also 13 years old. It somehow managed to land safely in Helsinki at 3:48pm local time. Simon Barrette, com…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 10:55pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newWon’t Last! Fly From Lots of US Cities to Europe From ~$375 Round-Trip!
    Via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip in coach from a number of US cities, including Seattle, New York, Denver, and more, to Paris and Zurich from just ~$375+! I found a flight leaving Chicago on February 16, 2018, and returning from Paris on F…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:49pm -
  • newSave ~$2,000+ on Hotels From Just One Credit Card Bonus (I’ll Show You the Trick!)
    Why pay for hotel stays when you can save lots of money just by using points to book your room for free? The trick is collecting flexible points with a lucrative credit card sign-up bonus.  Then, you’ll be able to quickly transfer points directl…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 8:00am -
  • Think Outside the Box to Earn Sign-Up Bonuses With Different Card Products
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Keola, tweeted: Can I apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and earn the sign-up bonus if I already have the Chase Sapphire Reserve? Unfortunately, Chase recently launched new restrictions, which say current Chas…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Does It Matter When You Apply for a Credit Card?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Mike, commented: “I’m wondering if anyone has had better luck applying for a card on a certain day or time.  Does it matter if you apply on the weekend?” Mike wants to increase his chances of getting approved by a…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Success! This Family Hit the 49th and 50th States in 1 Trip AND Saved $5,000+ With Points!
    Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Abhishek is our newest reader success story to show folks it…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 8:30am -
  • How Does a Citi Card Product Change Impact Earning Future Sign-Up Bonuses?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Laura, sent in a question on Facebook: I received the sign-up bonus from the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard.  The Citi rules say you can NOT get the sign-up bonus again on a Citi card i…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 8:00am -
  • Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Delta Miles!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Y’all mean so much to Emily and me!  To thank you for your support over the years, we’re giving away 6,000 Delta miles! My top travel credit cards for October 2017 are: Chase Ink Business…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 8:00am -
  • 6,000 Starwood Points Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in our 6,000 Starwood points giveaway! Congrats to Takami, who signed up for the Million Mile Secrets daily newsletter! Emily will be in touch on how to get y…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 7:30am -
  • Targeted: 35,000 Starwood Points With AMEX Personal Starwood Card!
    Fantastic news!  Via Miles to Memories, some folks have been targeted to earn 35,000 Starwood points after completing minimum spending requirements on the AMEX Starwood personal card.  That’s the biggest bonus there’s EVER been on this card! Em…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 5:28pm -
  • Worth It? Earn a 30% Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points to United Airlines
    Via Frequent Miler, you can earn a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to United Airlines through November 30, 2017. Usually, I would NOT recommend doing this because of the poor transfer ratios.  But it’s a good deal if you book a Mar…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 2:18pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • Embracing Change: Health Scares, Retirement, and Travel
    After almost losing her husband to kidney failure, Donella decided it was time to make her travel dreams a priority. She and her husband retired and sold all of their possessions, embracing a new life of travel. In this interview, she shares her trav…
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 1:32pm -
  • 24 Photos from My Safari to Kruger National Park
    During my recent visit to South Africa, I went on safari in Kruger National Park with Intrepid Travel. It was three days of sweeping vistas and incredible animals. It's like a zoo but in real life and better. In this post, I share my favorite photos…
    - 7 days ago Oct 9, 2017, 2:23pm -
  • 10 Epic Films to Inspire You to Visit Africa
    Welcome to the latest Africa related post by our resident experts Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit. While I’ve been to the continent in the past (and I’m actually there right now!), I’ve only seen a few countries, whereas these two s…
    - 20 days ago Sep 26, 2017, 1:43pm -
  • How to Travel Anywhere in the World (From Start to Finish) for $1,000
    Wouldn’t it be great to travel anywhere in the world for only $1,000? In this post, I break down how you can take trips to expensive, exotic locations for only $1,000. While $1K is not free, it's a goal that many can save. Find out how you can get…
    - 25 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How this Boomer Canadian Couple Traveled the World for a Year
    Esther is an elementary school principal from Canada. She and her husband recently packed their bags for a year-long, round-the-world sabbatical. They are traveling the world on a budget, and in this interview, they share their tips and advice for ot…
    - 28 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The 2017 Reader Survey: How am I Doing?
    This site exists to help the world travel better, cheaper and longer. To do that, I need to hear from you! I've created a short survey so that you can share your suggestions, criticisms, and any other feedback you have with me. The survey is complete…
    - 32 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now
    I'm always on the hunt for a good book. I absolutely love to read, and since I spend so much time in transit I'm always in need of something to help me pass the time. Here are some of the best books I've read recently – as well as a discount code f…
    - 35 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Visit Québec City on a Budget
    No visit to Canada is complete without experiencing Québec City. The history, culture, and food offer up something for everyone, and you'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque city in all of North America! Find out how to get the most out of…
    - 41 days ago Sep 5, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt
    Over the years, this blog has grown from a part-time hobby to one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. During that time, I've built an awesome team of remote workers to help me keep this blog running smoothly. Allow me to introduce to Nomadic Ma…
    - 53 days ago Aug 24, 2017, 12:39pm -
  • How to Buy Good Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. There’s a 99% chance you will never need to use the policy you bought, but accidents happen and life on the road is uncertain. In the end, it’s better to be safe th…
    - 56 days ago Aug 21, 2017, 1:00pm -

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

  • newUnited, Marriott, and Hertz
    It’s still about the National aisle for me when it comes to rental cars (except for Turo occasionally), but who am I to turn down free status? Much like last year, a bunch of readers are getting bumped up to President’s Circle with Hertz by loggi…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 8:02am -
  • Friday The 13th Ebates Sale
    Need to shop? Get 13% cashback for doing it through Ebates today. True story: Thirteen is my lucky number. That’s the second worst story I heard this week. The first was this actual conversation when Roger Federer and Klay Thompson met. Here’s th…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 8:46am -
  • Stuff Getting Better
    Yesterday’s transfer from Amex to Virgin Atlantic is perking up a little. A few readers got excited to see on-and-off business class Delta availability on the Virgin site. Particularly between JFK and LAX for 22,500 miles each way. That’s under 2…
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 8:29am -
  • Midweek Triple
    30% bonus on Amex point transfers to Virgin Atlantic. As American Express transfers go, this isn’t as good as most. But, then again, this Southwest sale is a little better than usual. And discounted dongs to New York is just about par for the cours…
    - 5 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 7:39am -
  • Southwest Is Nice
    I rarely tell people to look in their inbox for targeted offers. Almost never, actually. It’s pretty simple… My readers aren’t 5 years old. I don’t like treating them like morons who can’t read their own emails. That said… Every once in a…
    - 6 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 7:00am -
  • Westin Ocean Villas Kauai Email
    I got a nice offer from this property over the weekend. It’s 5 nights, a rental car from Avis, and 5,000 Starwood points for $649. The only “catch” is spending a couple of hours listening to their Westin Vacation Club pitch. Definitely worth it…
    - 7 days ago Oct 9, 2017, 8:36am -
  • End Of Week Stuff
    Hyatt is entering the crowded world of home rentals and is offering 100 bucks for your first stay. If you’re buying a computer, take a minute to check your Amex offers first. A bunch of readers are seeing Dell and/or Lenovo offers worth 10,000 poin…
    - 10 days ago Oct 6, 2017, 8:40am -
  • American Cards Back To 60,000
    If I type up a Top 25 on Monday, it’s a lock I’ll spend the rest of the week correcting it… Citibank’s American bonus is back up to 60,000 miles for their personal and business cards. If you haven’t opened/closed the personal version in 24…
    - 11 days ago Oct 5, 2017, 7:33am -
  • Thank You Premier Link
    I took it off the list Monday and reader Sam sent in a working link for the Citi Thank You Premier 5o,ooo-point bonus on Tuesday. Spend $4,000 in 3 months. This bonus is “not available if you have had a ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Premier or Citi…
    - 12 days ago Oct 4, 2017, 8:01am -
  • 50 Off 300 Twice
    Use code PAYPALFALL2017 to get $50 off of a $300 Hotels.com purchase. And if you have a Hyatt card, register to get $50 back with Hyatt Place or Hyatt House.
    - 13 days ago Oct 3, 2017, 7:49am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newSPG Cardholders Bonus Promotion: Earn Up to 7,500 Bonus Starpoints (Targeted)
    For a limited time, American Express is giving you a chance to earn up to 7,500 bonus Starpoints after two qualifying stays a certain amount of days using your registered Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. In order to qualif…
    - 46 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:15pm -
  • newPremier Members Credit Union Money Market Review: 3.00% APY (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, Premier Members Credit Union is offering a 3.00% APY when you open a new Money Market Account. To earn this competitive rate, simply make an opening deposit of at least $5. Then all you have to do is maintain $0-$2,000 to qua…
    - 49 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:12pm -
  • newStarwood Preferred Guests Select Member Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    Starwood Preferred Guests is offering Select Member Exclusive Bonus Promotion where you can earn Bonus Points for a specified number of Hotel Stays when you register by November 30th, 2017. Simply go to SPG’s promotional landing site and enter…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • newNorth Shore Bank Checking Referral Promotion: $75 Bonus (IL, WI)
    If you are a resident of Wisconsin or Illinois, then today just might be your lucky day! North Shore Bank is offering you the chance to earn a $75 bonus to spend on Fanatics.com where you can purchase gear to support your favorite teams! To earn the…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:52pm -
  • newP.F. Chang’s Free Entree Promotion: Free Hokkien Street Noodles With Purchase
    Plan a night out with PF Chang’s. PF Chang’s is offering a special Free Hokkien Street Noodles with Entree Purchase. If you’re interested in treating a friend or family member, or by just eating two entrees to yourself, check out this promotio…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:45pm -
  • newGamestop Uber Gift Card Offer: 10% Off
    Do you want to earn more bonuses? Because here’s another chance for you to earn more! With Gamestop and Uber, whenever you purchase an Uber gift card, you will get 10% off. You can buy a $25, $50, $100 gift card and you’ll get the discount! Use t…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:30pm -
  • newNorth Shore Bank Review: $75 Bonus (IL, WI)
    For residents of Illinois and Wisconsin, North Shore Bank is offering a $75 bonus to spend at Fanatics.com so you can purchase gear to support your favorite teams. All you have to do is open any qualifying checking account good through November 6…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:22pm -
  • newHSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard Review: $150 Bonus
    The HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard is currently offering a $150 Cash Back when you make $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening and for a limited time you can earn unlimited 2% cash rewards on purchases made within 6 months of…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:15pm -
  • newAmazon Lightning Deals Gift Cards: Famous Footwear, Krispy Kreme, & Google Play
    Doing some online shopping? Be sure to check out the gift card deals running on Amazon under their lightning deals section. Starting at 10:15am CT this monring for Prime members (10:45am CT for non-Prime members), you’ll be able to purchase a $50…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:01pm -
  • newRite Aid Plenti Points Bonus Gift Cards Promotion: Earn Up To 800 Plenti Points
    With Rite Aid, now you can earn up to 800 Plenti Points when you buy buy $50 worth of Applebee’s and IHOP gift cards! $25 Google Play, Uber, and Hotels.com gift cards can net you 500 Plenti Points. Use your Plenti Points to redeem Exxon gas, AT&T…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:00pm -

Travel Codex

  • newAn Introduction to Airline Inventory and Fare Construction
    A good understanding of fare construction — including the distinction between a booking class available on a specific flight and the fare that defines the ticket’s price — can sometimes help you find and anticipate low-cost travel options. Even…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Transfer Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club with a 30% Bonus
    American Express is promoting a new offer to transfer your Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club with a 30% bonus through November 30, 2017. That means every 1,000 Membership Rewards points will earn 1,300 Flying Club miles instead…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Get an Easy Reminder to Earn Rapid Rewards Points When You Shop Online
    You probably already know that you can earn extra miles and points when you make online purchases through a shopping portal. These require you to make an account, log in, and then click through to a merchant’s website. You can earn anywhere from 0.…
    - 2 days ago Oct 14, 2017, 5:31pm -
  • Hyatt Credit Card Breach – Again
    Another day, another breach of credit card data. In this case, Hyatt hotels were targeted, this being their second breach in 2 years. Here is part of a message Hyatt sent out and posted on a dedicated website: We understand the importance of protecti…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 3:41pm -
  • Bonus Features that Maximize the Value of ITA Matrix
    Today I’m wrapping up my introduction to ITA Matrix after previously describing how to use advanced routing language to search multiple airports and airlines at the same time. I also explained how to specify things like favorite alliances, a parti…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The Hub: Routes, Fleet, and Terminal Maps for SWISS International Airlines
    SWISS International Airlines is the surviving flag carrier of Switzerland, wholly-owned by the Lufthansa Group, and traces its roots back to the 1930’s when its predecessor, Swissair, took to the skies. Swissair collapsed in 2001 and was grounded o…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Here’s Where to Credit Cheap United Flights
    If you like flying United Airlines’ cheap fares and don’t know where to credit your miles to, this post was written just for you. But I must forewarn you, there is no happy ending at the conclusion of this post. When it comes to crediting cheap U…
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Using Advanced Routing Language with ITA Matrix
    Previously I provided an introduction to ITA Matrix, what I consider one of the best free tools to search for air travel. It doesn’t let you book tickets but does provide very detailed information and a lot of control on the parameters of your sear…
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Review: China Airlines Business Class, Taipei to Seoul
    China Airlines is the flag carrier of Taiwan, and I was stoked to try out their 777-300ER product in Business Class. I have heard great reviews about their in-flight hard products. Their network is fairly limited in the U.S., as they only fly to Hon…
    - 5 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • How to Use ITA Matrix to Find the Best Flight
    One of my favorite travel tools is ITA Matrix, originally developed by ITA Software and then acquired by Google as a precursor to the creation of Google Flights. Lots of people use Google Flights today, but still most searches that I do start with I…
    - 5 days ago Oct 11, 2017, 1:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newLimited Time: Accor’s 30% Off Super Sale
    Accor, which has thousands of hotels in nearly 100 countries across over two dozen brands, currently has one of their biggest annual sales. Right now Accor is offering 30% off plus free breakfast at all brands except F1. The sale is valid for booking…
    - 58 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:03pm -
  • newUnited One Time Club Passes Changing Soon
    For years I have been able to share United Club access with others by giving away the one-time passes that come with things like many United co-branded credit cards or even with Hyatt Globalist status. I know that many others also like to share and r…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:55pm -
  • newWould you have gotten in this Uber car? (Or was it a scam?)
    My wife just had a very suspicious encounter with an Uber driver this morning. I'm curious what you would have done if you had encountered a ...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:38pm -
  • newTripit Vs Kayak Trips Vs Google Trips Vs Tripcase
    I have been using Tripit to track my trips for almost a decade. In that time it has helped me with 178 sperate trips ranging from one day to several months.  In essence, Tripit takes all of my itinerary information and arranges it in single sec hole…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:09pm -
  • newOman Air CEO Resigns — What Does This Mean For The Airline?
    This morning Oman Air revealed that their CEO, Paul Gregorowitsch, has resigned, seemingly without much notice.Oman Air is one of my favorite airlines, and I even met their CEO twice. He is one of the most well-spoken executives in the industry and…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:09pm -
  • newNew Amex Offers: Save at Las Vegas Hotels and National Car Rental
    There’s a few new Amex Offers available that can save you money on hotel stays in Vegas and car rentals.
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:08pm -
  • newBudapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica
    Sorry for the long break gang, having a bust life gets in the way of blogging all the time. Finishing up on our trip to Budapest today.  If you missed the previous posts, they are here, here, and here. St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest Catholi…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:56pm -
  • newHow Should I Spend 17 Hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?
    It dawned on me as I was writing my earlier post about traveling through Ethiopia this week that I actually have 17 hours in Addis Ababa. My question is simple — what should I do? Ethiopian Airlines provides hotel accommodations to transit passenge…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:39pm -
  • newSupreme Court Will Decide if Credit Card Rewards Matter For American Express Anti-Trust Case
    In the biggest case for loyalty programs since Northwest v. Ginsberg, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Ohio v. American Express, reviving an anti-trust case brought by retailers and 11 states which argued that American Express violates anti-trust…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:34pm -
  • newDid A US Airline Lobbying Group Just Condemn US Airlines?
    The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies is one of the major lobby groups In the battle between the "big three" US carriers and the "big three" Gulf carriers. The organization is supported by American, Delta, and United, as well as several airline union…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:30pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newAria Sky Suites: Luxury At The Right Price

    - 23 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 6:43pm -
  • Marriott And The Cosmpolitan: An Unusual Las Vegas Winner
    I feel like it’s Las Vegas week on Wheel of Fortune, but the mileage version. But it’s my last day here in the sun, so the very cool tie-up between Marriott and The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (CLV, for space purposes) makes the papers today. As loyal…
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 6:26pm -
  • Bits And Pieces…
    I’m out of the office and on the west coast, so I have no idea what time it is, which is kind of a nice feeling. Here are a few bits and pieces from the last few days… Las Vegas Is Back (Hint: It Never Left) We arrived in Las Vegas Sunday night a…
    - 6 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 4:03pm -
  • United MileagePlus X
    This is part 2 of the instant rebate apps post. United MileagePlus X This one has been around a while, but I spend less time on United than I do most of the other airlines so, well, my bad. United offers the MileagePlus X app, which gives you United…
    - 6 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 6:45am -
  • Subtotal: Instant Payments Add Another “Stack” To Rewards
    Save Money Or Get Miles Instantly Occasionally, I’ll run across a tip (well-known or not; this one is) that I want to post but can’t think of a way to do it without making a simple concept seem complicated (For further reference, see: Rebates, Sh…
    - 9 days ago Oct 7, 2017, 5:56pm -
  • For Beginners Only: Are Miles Cheap, Quick And Good?
    Last night, some friends invited us over for dinner (good) and one of them asked me about the best way to earn miles (bad for those who like stimulating conversation).  We discussed credit cards and online shopping to the point where their heads wer…
    - 11 days ago Oct 5, 2017, 4:06pm -
  • Strong Hilton Amex Cards Ending Tomorrow
    One of the best credit card sign-up bonus offers is coming to an end tomorrow, as Hilton pulls back on its Surpass and standard cards. Citibank cards will soon be converted, as they will no longer be a Hilton partner. What Can You Get? You could end…
    - 13 days ago Oct 3, 2017, 1:47pm -
  • Las Vegas
    By now, you’ve heard about what happened last night in Las Vegas. If you’re anything like me, you’re sickened by how many times you’ve read stories like these over the past few years and gotten tired of listening to government officials send…
    - 14 days ago Oct 2, 2017, 3:08pm -
  • American Airlines: “We’ll Never Lose Money Again”
    It’s been a quiet week around here, so a lot of my recent posts have been around the airline industry itself. Today is no different. Can American Be Profitable Forever? Yesterday, American Airlines held its first investor day in I don’t know how…
    - 17 days ago Sep 29, 2017, 1:20pm -
  • WestJet Launches Swoop (There It Is)
    If you’re not from Canada, you may never have heard of WestJet. And that’s too bad, since WestJet is not only Canada’s second largest domestic carrier but it also has a number of really cheap fares in and out of the US and Mexico, as well as ov…
    - 18 days ago Sep 28, 2017, 5:40pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newSPG Hotels Coming and Going
    Coming Soon to SPGHotels that are in development, confirmed as on track to open, and rumors. Please cite sources, if possible.Leaving SPGHotels that have announced their departure from SPG.
    - 52 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:09pm -
  • newStatus Check
    Where is everyone at for 2018 status renewal/achievement?I've already requalified for 1K. I had debated trying to achieve some other status level but couldn't figure out anything that made sense.
    - 54 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:07pm -
  • newNew "Experiential" Food Offerings At United Clubs
    I saw this first mentioned on Live And Let's Fly. There are 4 clubs testing out individually-themed service items:Boston (BOS)Houston (IAH)Las Vegas (LAS)Orlando (MCO)I think it's interesting that they only chose one hub for this test, and two…
    - 59 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:02pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:13pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:13pm -
  • newThe Official InsideFlyer Kiva Lounge Thread
    Canucklehead just suggested this. It is too good not to have one so we have someplace to be generally OT among team members and vistors.Talk away!!!I will make $25 loans for the first ten posters on this thread today.
    - 5 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:20pm -
  • newNAVI
    So I got the email about a new Air Canada magazine, NAVI. Is this replacing enRoute? It seems hard to believe that they would put two separate magazines at every seat. Or is this just the AC info part, now extracted out of enRoute?https://www.airc…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:43am -
  • newEcerts eligibility for 2018
    Has AC published a date when Ecerts earned this year will be valid in the 2018/19 year. I will earn 20 more on or around Nov.3rd but would prefer them to be in next year's total as I still have over 140 for the remainder of this year until Feb 28.
    - 13 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:42am -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 2:40am -
  • newBasic baggage and boarding pass questions for Delta at ATL
    I'd like to get to the airport the evening before my flight around 8:30 pm and check one bag. Is it possible to check it the night before? I want to pack a laptop and its charger, and a flashlight with spare battery and a multitool that has a knive b…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 2:28am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newKorean Air still the best choice?
    Considering flying to ICN from PHL area thinking probably around June of 2018 or September/October of 2018. Probably want to do J class fight. Need at least 2 seats. (MAYBE 4 - depending on what my kids are doing). Is JFK->ICN using Korean...
    - 46 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:15pm -
  • newCheap Cash Rate but no point availability Hilton CVG Airport
    Anyone ever seen this before? The rate is $126 a night but no rooms at any point level at all. This is Hilton CVG Airport. Many nights appear to be in this category.
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:50pm -
  • newSki resort closing early - what to do with flights?
    Just got an email from a ski resort that I booked for April will be shut early for refurbishment. It's our first ever ski trip so was quite looking forward to it, but also a bit wary from all the trips we've done already this year... I'd already..…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:38pm -
  • newAm using Aeroplan miles to fly COPA LAX-EZE and I want to make changes. Fee?
    I have a RT booked in F on COPA - LAX-PTY-EZE Inventory has opened up on United (Polaris) for the return (at least from what I can see on United website) EZE-IAH-LAX Can I easily make this change? Is there a fee to do so? Are only certain...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:29pm -
  • newLH confirms AZ bid
    Let's discuss the very latest developments here. https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/press-releases/lufthansa-group-submits-a-concept-for-establishing-a-re-structured-alitalia/s/42e98152-a9a8-43b6-ad36-704bed9a4929 G
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:04pm -
  • new10% off Economy and Business with Amex (UK)
    Got this email today! *Enjoy up to 10% off Business and Economy Class flights (excluding taxes and surcharges) when you travel to any Emirates destinations*.*Simply book online at emirates.com/ukamex2017...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:03pm -
  • newYVR lounge access when connecting from EU to US (sans status)
    Hello everyone, I have a somewhat unfortunate predicament (or a challenge, depending how you look at it); I’ll be transiting through YVR next Monday afternoon, flying in on a Lufthansa flight from FRA and connecting onto an Air Canada Rouge...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newUrgent: transit visa requirement for dubai
    Hi friends, I will be in transit at Dubai airport for 24 hours and 30 min. I will arrive at terminal 1 and depart from terminal 1. I will wait within terminal. will I need transit visa (I belong to visa applicable countries) thanks for your...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:57pm -
  • newNewark question
    I generally fly into Newark from Canada around 1pm, invariably I'm standing in a very long passport line. Does anyone have any insight into a better time to arrive into Newark? I appreciate that it's a very busy airport. Thanks, nortoftheborder
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:51pm -
  • newSPG - "Unlock Your Rewards"
    I was looking through other forums and etc (credited to Loyalty Lobby), there seems to be a targeted for US SPG American Express card holders called - SPG Unlock Your Rewards (Link...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:41pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newJetBlue changing to group boarding
    Email from JetBlue As a valued Mosaic member and one of our most seasoned flyers, we wanted you to be the first to know about our new boarding process. Starting October 17, we'll be switching to a group boarding process. Please note that as a Mosaic…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 16, 2017, 4:51pm -
  • newUnited cards not as vital to Chase vs a few years ago
    CSR has changed the playing field, via Skift (which is great if you're not already reading btw) "United Airlines seeks a big revenue bump from its next credit card contract with J.P. Morgan Chase, but is the bank ready to pay major money for a contra…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:55pm -
  • newReuters: JPMorgan's card gamble lures millennial travelers, squeezes competitors
    submitted by /u/IvanXQZ [link] [comments]
    - 2 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 3:44pm -
  • newAmerican Express Fee Accusations Get U.S. High Court Hearing
    "Amex uses the vast majority of merchant discount fee revenue to pay valuable benefits to cardholders to incentivize them to obtain and use an Amex card at that merchant rather than cards issued on other networks." If Amex were to lose this case, I c…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 2:26pm -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - October 16, 2017
    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…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - October 16, 2017
    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…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 10:06am -
  • newFree Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President Circle Status
    https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/rental-car-deals/great-gold-giveaway-gpr Click on "Enroll for free today" It will take a day or two for the new status to be reflected. Also some CDP offers are better than this. President circle status gives you: 1)Gua…
    - 22 hours ago Oct 15, 2017, 8:05pm -
  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of October 15, 2017
    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 Oct 15, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - October 15, 2017
    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 Oct 15, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - October 15, 2017
    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…
    - 1 day ago Oct 15, 2017, 10:06am -

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  • newJamaica: Out of Irma’s Reach
    I seem to have a knack for skirting epic storms when leaving for a trip. And last month’s hurricane Irma was no exception when I...The post Jamaica: Out of Irma’s Reach appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 40 mins ago Oct 16, 2017, 5:21pm -
  • newAre These the Best Dates to Book Holiday Flights?
    The question of when to book holiday flights is a long-running one. Some of my most popular posts—like 10 Ways to Find Cheap Thanksgiving Flights and 17 Ways...The post Are These the Best Dates to Book Holiday Flights? appeared first on Johnny…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newWhat is the Best United Airlines Credit Card?
    With so many different destinations, you’re bound to fly United as they are one of the “Big Three” airlines within the United States. To maximize...The post What is the Best United Airlines Credit Card? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:39pm -
  • newTravel Style: Natalie Preddie
    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: Natalie Preddie appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 hours ago Oct 16, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Dan Riskin
    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: Dan Riskin appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 3:27pm -
  • Begin Flying Southwest Airlines to Hawaii In 2018!
    Southwest Airlines has recently announced confirming they will begin flying to Hawaii. In the very near future, you can begin flying Southwest Airlines to Hawaii! While you...The post Begin Flying Southwest Airlines to Hawaii In 2018! appeared fir…
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 2:11pm -
  • Bring an Expired Passport
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mark L., who says: “I...The post Bring an Expired Passport appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Oct 13, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • The Parking Spot Rewards Program Is New and Improved
    In many cases, airport parking is a mess, too expensive, or otherwise not worth it. But not with The Parking Spot. At the 21 airports where...The post The Parking Spot Rewards Program Is New and Improved appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • An Easy Way to Get 1,000 Marriott Rewards Points
    If you’re a member of Marriott Rewards, check them out on Twitter this fall (or at least in the immediate future). If you answer the...The post An Easy Way to Get 1,000 Marriott Rewards Points appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Card Comparison: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. American Express Platinum
    We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. Who wins, the Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. American Express...The post Travel Card Comparison: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. American E…
    - 5 days ago Oct 12, 2017, 12:07am -

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