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  • newTERRIFIC Business Class Award Space On New Seattle-London Flights!
    Earlier this year Virgin Atlantic announced they would be add flights between London and Seattle, operated by a Boeing 787-9. The route was originally slated to begin as of May 1, 2017, but Virgin Atlantic will now be taking over the Delta service on…
    - 49 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:03am -
  • newMy Experience Being Approved For The Chase Sapphire Reserve!
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card officially launched online Monday, and I've written about it extensively. The card has a big 100,000 point sign-up bonus upon completing minimum spend, though the main reason I wanted the card is to use it for my long…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:10pm -
  • newReview: Andaz Wall Street New York
    The Andaz Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, is a foundation of Hyatt's Andaz brand, being the third hotel to open under the Andaz flag (following the chain's West Hollywood and London locations). There are no shortage of reviews of the Andaz Wall Stre…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:37pm -
  • newOfficial Clarification: Did American Actually Raise Award Rates Last Week?
    Last Friday I posted about how American seemed to suddenly increase their "AAnytime" award costs on some routes, including between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. AAnytime awards are the higher award levels you can book when there's not saver…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 7:27pm -
  • newMEA’s Cute New Safety Video… And Should I Fly The Airline?!
    While I've heard great things about Beirut as such, the country's carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), seems a little bit less awesome. The airline has a fleet of just 21 planes, including just five widebody planes, all of which are Airbus A330-200 a…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:26pm -
  • newEasyjet Passengers Interrogated After Being Accused Of ISIL Affiliation
    We hear our fair share of Islamophobic travel stories here in the US, like of a guy who was handcuffed at gunpoint at a hotel in Ohio for looking suspicious, or of two guys who were removed from a Southwest flight for speaking Arabic, or of four pass…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:03pm -
  • newWhat’s The Most Rewarding Credit Card For An American Flyer?
    Last week I got Tweeted the following question from a reader:"Which card is better for everyday (non-bonused) spend for an AAdvantage elite: my Citi Prestige or new SPG Amex?"It's a great question, given that maximizing your return on credit card s…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 1:33pm -
  • newDocumentary: How To Be A Chinese Tourist
    I randomly stumbled on a documentary yesterday on YouTube from Al Jazeera, called "How to be a Chinese Tourist," which was published just a few weeks ago. Here's how the video is described:"From setting fire to curtains inside an aeroplane cabin and…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:45pm -
  • Maximizing Your Chances Of Being Approved For The Chase Sapphire Reserve
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched yesterday morning, and it's hot. Between the sign-up bonus, perks, and return on everyday spend, people are going nuts over the card. I've received a ton of questions from readers asking about whether it's wor…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:31pm -
  • What You Need To Know About The Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass Membership
    Yesterday online applications became available for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card has a huge 100,000 point sign-up bonus upon completing minimum spend, offers a $300 annual travel credit, and also offers triple points on dining and tra…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 8:24pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHow to count your 5/24 status
    With the introduction of its unofficial 5/24 Rule, Chase has made life much harder for those who like to frequently sign up for credit cards to get the signup bonuses.  With the 5/24 Rule, Chase denies most application in which the applicant has ope…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:25am -
  • newRadPad Ends Their No-Fee Rent Payments Through Android Pay
    RadPad is ending their fee-free credit card payments via Android Pay months early due to higher than anticipated demand.The post RadPad Ends Their No-Fee Rent Payments Through Android Pay appeared first on Frequent Miler.        Comment…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 2:51am -
  • How to get approved for the Sapphire Reserve 100K offer [NEW]
    A few weeks ago I wrote a similarly named post “Get approved for the Sapphire Reserve 100K offer despite 5/24.” Since then, we’ve learned more about how Chase is handing Sapphire Reserve applications, and Chase has discontinued their Special Re…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Save $150 Off 3+ Night Flight & Hotel Packages at Orbitz
    Save $150 off a 3 or more night flight and hotel package from Orbitz.The post Save $150 Off 3+ Night Flight & Hotel Packages at Orbitz appeared first on Frequent Miler.        CommentsIt looks like they have pulled the deal. It must hav…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 4:30am -
  • Ebates Triple Cashback Week: Earn 3X Cashback at a Number of Merchants
    Ebates is offering triple cashback at a variety of merchants across their site as part of their Triple Cashback Week promotion.The post Ebates Triple Cashback Week: Earn 3X Cashback at a Number of Merchants appeared first on Frequent Miler.   …
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:10pm -
  • Five Back Visa Gift Card. A new way to earn 5X and save money?
    An interesting new gift card has appeared at some OfficeMax / Office Depot stores recently.  The Five Back Visa Gift Card is loadable upon purchase up to $200.  It has a $6.95 fee, but it also advertises an intriguing benefit: Get up to 5% of your…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:25am -
  • New SPG Instant Win Game – Get Points or Free Nights
    Win points and/or free nights as part of SPG's new Instant Win game.The post New SPG Instant Win Game – Get Points or Free Nights appeared first on Frequent Miler.        Commentshi there, cant seem to find the link on the SPG site. C…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 9:47pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve 5/24 Enforcement & Possible Ways Around It
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now available for application, but the 5/24 rule looks to be in place. There are some ways around 5/24 however.The post Chase Sapphire Reserve 5/24 Enforcement & Possible Ways Around It appeared first on Frequent Miler…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 3:28pm -
  • The Sapphire Reserve Is Here & Applications Are Open to the Public
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now available with live application links.The post The Sapphire Reserve Is Here & Applications Are Open to the Public appeared first on Frequent Miler.        Commentssubscribe to this by JRDI have a questi…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 1:44pm -
  • The BEST travel rewards card
    Nope, I’m not going to declare that the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card is the best travel rewards card.  By many measures, it probably is the single best travel rewards card, but it’s possible to do better.  Let me explain… The Chase Sapphir…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 10:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 3 ways I would use the Ritz-Carlton credit card
    There's a simple reason why I am so skeptical of signup bonuses and recurring annual benefits. I receive e-mails and comments every day from readers who say the same thing: "I signed up for this credit card before I found your site, and now I have n…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Final status report on my personal finance application cycle
    Last June I wrote about my personal finance application cycle, in which I applied for a Chase Slate and Citi Double Cash credit card in order to run up high balances and use the resulting negative-interest-rate loans to finance other projects. Since…
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 9:59am -
  • I moved. What did I miss?
    Well, faithful readers, I'm back. For the past week I've been packing all my earthly possessions and transporting them 904 miles eastward. They're now, mostly, unpacked, and life should be very slowly returning to normal. Here's what I've learned in…
    - 8 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Thinking about Hyatt Diamond requalification
    I took advantage of the Hyatt Diamond status match late last year and have been enjoying my suite upgrades, free breakfast, lounge access, and check-in amenities for over half a year now. With just under 5 months left to requalify, I've been giving…
    - 17 days ago Aug 8, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Some bonus categories I never think about
    I belong to the noisy-but-unpopular school that believes everyday spending should properly be a rounding error in the typical travel hacker's overall miles and points strategy. That's because more miles can be earned in an afternoon of light manufact…
    - 23 days ago Aug 2, 2016, 9:59am -
  • I don't buy points, but maybe you should!
    Every major loyalty program sells their points for cash, normally at a fixed rate through the industry-sponsored site Points.com.For example, you can buy up to 60,000 Delta SkyMiles per calendar year for 3.76 cents each, up to 75,000 United MileagePl…
    - 30 days ago Jul 26, 2016, 9:59am -
  • "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits" is a beautiful, not-very-useful book
    This is a review of "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits" by Philip A. Fisher. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you're interested in buying a copy, I hope you'll consider using my Amazon Associates referral link.In my May review of t…
    - 31 days ago Jul 25, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Travel hacking without spend
    While I write a lot about strategies for using manufactured spend to get pay for travel at deep discounts, I know that many of my readers find manufacturing spend to be distasteful, time-consuming, or impossible (I know because you never hesitate to…
    - 34 days ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:59am -
  • In defense of mileage running for top-tier elites
    I have the rather unfashionable view that mileage runs on Delta, American, and United are more likely to be worthwhile for top-tier elites now that those programs are revenue-based than they were under the previous, distance-based regime.Mileage runn…
    - 37 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 9:59am -
  • When deals don't stack
    One of the most popular approaches to travel hacking is finding deals that "stack:" when you can apply multiple techniques to a single transaction, you can bring your out of pocket expenses even lower than you would applying any one of them individua…
    - 38 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 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

  • newTop Five Hotel Credit Cards
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Hotel cards offer a variety of perks like free night, hotel points (that can be used for free nights), hotel status, and increasingly other benefits like statement credits. There are tons of hotel cards ou…
    - 54 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:58am -
  • newGreat Award Space for 3 Different Trips You Can Take With 65,000 AA Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). August 31, 2016 will be the last day to get the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® sign up bonus of 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles. There’s a lot you can do with the 60,…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 3:57am -
  • newApply In-Branch For Sapphire Reserve if Over 5/24
    First things first: Chase customers well over the 5/24 limit are getting approved for the Sapphire Reserve when after checking for pre-approval in-branch. Now allow me to back up a bit. This morning Scott wrote a full breakdown of the Chase Sapphi…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 7:26pm -
  • Best Credit Card Ever? 100,000 Point Chase Sapphire Reserve
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). The brand new Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 100,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months. Plus it offers up to $700 in statement credits in the first year of…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:27am -
  • Airline Regulations for Traveling With Your Pet
    I have an adorable two year old boston terrier named Omar that I share with my boyfriend, pictured above in his carrier on a ferry to Uruguay earlier this year. My home base is Buenos Aires, but when winter strikes we escape back to North American…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:33am -
  • Save $2,500 Per Year with Citi Price Rewind, How It Works + Reader Success Stories
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Citi offers Price Rewind as a free feature on its personal cards like the: Citi Prestige® Card Citi ThankYou® Premier Card Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card,  Citi®…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 12:49pm -
  • Why Hotel Hustle Will Make Your Life Easier
    Your current situation: you heard that the 75,000 HHonors point sign up bonus for the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card is ending on August 31, 2016. To reap the extra benefits from this limited time offer, you got the card and hav…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 1:28am -
  • Get Citi Prestige by August 31 to Get American Airlines Lounge Access
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Right Now Citi Prestige® Card offers American Airlines lounge access on any day you are flying American Airlines flights for you and either your spouse and kids or any two guests. It also offers Priorit…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 2:26pm -
  • What You Need to Do Now to Book Lufthansa First Class Next Month for 40k Points
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Next month I want to fly Lufthansa First Class from the United States to Europe, like I did a few years ago, because I love the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, the luxury of sitting in the nos…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 12:20pm -
  • Top Ten Things to Do, See, and Eat in Peru: #6 & 7, Cuzco and Lima
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I originally wrote this series in 2012.  As it has turned out to be quite popular, I am in the process of updating it to reflect current information for 2016. “Top 10 Things to Do, See, and Eat in Per…
    - 4 days ago Aug 21, 2016, 11:20pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newAmerican Airlines Retires Traditional Super 80 Aircraft
    The carrier has retired 20 MD-80s in what has been dubbed as the largest single-day aircraft retirement in history. American Airlines is retiring 20 of its traditional MD-80s. USA Today reports that the planes are being sent to the aircraft “boneya…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newWorld’s Longest Aircraft Damaged After Flight
    Landing error causes the cockpit to crush against the ground, with no injuries reported Investigators and developers of the world’s longest aircraft are trying to determine what went wrong, after a bad landing resulted in a crushed cockpit. BBC Ne…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newBody Suit Imitates Limited Mobility in Airports
    An outfit developed in Germany called Gerontological Test suit (aka GERT) gives its wearers an idea of what it feels like to walk through an airport with limited mobility. With a heavy padded vest and blurred goggles, the “aging suit” weighs arou…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:26pm -
  • newSiblings Removed From Flight Over False Terror Accusations
    The incident occurred late last week at London’s Stansted Airport. After being closely questioned by police, the confused and humiliated group was eventually allowed back on the flight. Three siblings were removed from a recent easyJet flight at Lo…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:50pm -
  • newKids Now Have Access to an Aviation-Themed Play Area at Dulles
    Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is now home to an aviation-themed play area for kids to entertain themselves while passing through. Features of the area, which is located in Concourse B by gate B70, include two “futuristic” jets, cl…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:35pm -
  • newTSA Finds Increasing Number of Guns at Airport Checkpoints
    For the second week in a row, the Transportation Security Administration has seized a record number of firearms at airport security checkpoints. TSA agents confiscated 81 guns between August 12th and 18th. Of the weapons taken by officers, 70 were…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:43pm -
  • Designers Offer Insight Into Seat Comfort
    Difficult to define and even harder to measure, the joyful state of comfort during air travel is dependent upon a myriad of factors. Total comfort during air travel, especially for economy passengers, is a rare thing, a blissful state that depends up…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00am -
  • Japanese Airline May Allow Pets to Fly With Their Owners
    All Nippon Airways’ trial run in May was a major success. All Nippon Airways is one step closer to allowing pets to travel with their owners in the passenger cabin. The Japanese airline did a trial run in May and it was a major success, according t…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00am -
  • Trade Union: London Is Earth’s Most Unethical Tourist City
    The trade union Unite claims that London is the most unethical tourist destination on the planet because its hotel workers are being exploited with low pay and “shameful” employment practices. Chefs and other hotel staff are allegedly causing acc…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00am -
  • TSA Wait Times Down at Chicago Airports, Officials Say
    According to Chicago officials, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) queue wait times at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) are now under 10 minutes. That number is down from May’s approximated 2-hour wait times. The city also claims Chic…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:25pm -

Travel is Free

  • One Credit Card Bonus /w Over $2,000 of Travel!
    Perhaps the biggest news of the year (certainly the mos […]The post One Credit Card Bonus /w Over $2,000 of Travel! appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:17am -
  • Updated: Complete Map of Marriott Rewards Hotels
    Updated: Aug 18, 2016 Marriott Rewards program is one o […]The post Updated: Complete Map of Marriott Rewards Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • Airbnb Your House – Get Paid To Travel!
    If you are not listing your house on airbnb while you […]The post Airbnb Your House – Get Paid To Travel! appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 10 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 2:38pm -
  • FlyingBlue Miles in the Pacific
    Continuing my series on using Miles in the Pacific, I f […]The post FlyingBlue Miles in the Pacific appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 14 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 6:50pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newChase Sapphire Reserve: What Emily Learned From Her Banker
    This week, Emily spoke with her Chase banker to ask about the Chase Sapphire Reserve.  Her banker said most Chase branches have been swamped with folks looking to apply for the card.  And that Chase is surprised by the overwhelming demand! I und…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am -
  • new7 General Tips to Help You Book Award Flights
    Booking an award flight is one of the most exciting experiences in this hobby, but it’s not without its challenges. If you’re new to miles and points, booking your first award flight can seem daunting!  So I’ve compiled this list … Continue…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 7:30pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Guide
    There’s no doubt the Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of the most exciting cards to come around in a long time. And the official Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Guide is now available online.  Along with an incredible sign-up bonus, you’ll also…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:20pm -
  • newNew! Pay Rent With Chase Cards & Android Pay With NO Fee

    - 21 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 2:34pm -
  • Cheap Broadway Tickets With TodayTix
    Want to see a show on Broadway?  Try TodayTix to get discounts and avoid waiting in line to purchase tickets for shows you want to see. I’ll share my experience.  And show you how it works! What’s TodayTix? Link:   TodayTix Enter code … C…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:01am -

Nomadic Matt

  • Where I Find the Best Travel Deals
    There are incredible travel deals happening all the time. In this post, I share with you where I go to get the best flight, hotel, tour deals when I'm looking to travel - and the one site that you should never ever use when you are planning a trip!…
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 11:00am -
  • How to Plan a Trip to a Place You Know Nothing About
    For the first time in a long time, I am going to a place I know nothing about... and I’m thrilled! Normally, if I have enough of a basic understanding of a place, I just wing it, but Sri Lanka required some work. Here's how to plan a trip in a dest…
    - 10 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 1:57pm -
  • The Swedish Birthday Party
    One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing another culture's traditions and I got to do that in Sweden at a friend's birthday party. Today, I share about what makes Swedish birthday celebrations special and the cultural lessons I learned whil…
    - 14 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 1:08pm -
  • Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions (#2)
    Time for the next part of my reader Q&A! A few weeks ago, I did a post answering questions from my newsletter readers! In this post, I answer questions about pop culture, solo travel, grammar, and more. Besides personal questions, I also offer lots o…
    - 17 days ago Aug 8, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • The Life of a Travel Writer: An Interview with David Farley
    Travel writer David Farley's resume boasts books, articles, and professorships at NYU and Columbia. In this interview, we discuss all things writing, like how he got started and his advice for aspiring writers. If you're interested in the industry, t…
    - 21 days ago Aug 4, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • The Great Destination Guide Update of 2016 (Your Help Wanted!)
    We need your help! We're undertaking a big update to the 200+ free travel guides on this site, as many are sorely in need of revising and expanding. I strive to make these as comprehensive as possible to help as many people as possible to travel bett…
    - 24 days ago Aug 1, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • How this Family of 4 Traveled the World for $130 a Day
    If you're thinking about traveling with family, this post by Cliff Hsia shares how he traveled around the world for 10 months on a budget with his family of four. He breaks down how he saved money, how he spent money, the amount he budgeted, and why…
    - 28 days ago Jul 28, 2016, 1:56pm -
  • 10 Life Changing Moments from 10 Years as a Nomad
    The last 10 years on the road have been one happy accident after another. When I think back on all the things I've experienced, I count myself blessed. In honor of my ten year anniversary as a nomad, I'm sharing my favorite life changing moments from…
    - 30 days ago Jul 26, 2016, 3:10pm -
  • The Challenges of Being a Gay Solo Backpacker
    Backpacking is a great way to explore the world. However, gay travelers have to deal with a new set of challenges on the road. Learn here how to face obstacles and overcome them when you travel so you can enjoy your backpacking experience to the full…
    - 35 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 1:16pm -
  • Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of Choice
    Choosing where to go can be one of the most difficult choices when it comes to travel. How do you narrow down your destinations, get on with your trip planning, and not suffer the anxiety that comes with choice overload? Here are 6 ways to deal with…
    - 38 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 1:48pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 78 days ago 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 -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newThursdeals
    Spend 30 bucks for a package of 20 Uber rides in September – Washington DC, Boston, or Miami. Boston costs $10 more. Another very easy 25 points from Hertz. Takes 10 seconds but won’t extend your expiration date. A few of you reached out yesterda…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 7:48am -
  • Ebates Triple
    Thanks to reader Rob for sharing that Ebates is offering triple cashback this week for a lot of stores. Take a look to see if anything stands out for you portal lovers who take advantage of these.
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:37am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Play this instant win game from Starwood. And then play again every day for the next 3 weeks. Bonus American miles for 3-day car rentals here. I’ve never gotten as many messages about a credit card as I did yesterday. Yes, the Chase Sapphire Reser…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 7:28am -
  • United Miles For Mercedes Shoppers
    Thanks to reader Nate for sending this one. If you have status or a credit card with United, you could be looking at 50,000 miles… If you’re shopping for a car… And if that car is a Mercedes.
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 8:52am -
  • FlexPerks Olympic Promo
    I mentioned this as the Olympics were starting, but there’s a much clearer idea what the bonus will be now. With 3 days left, we’re looking at well over 30,000 extra points in addition to the normal 20,000. In case you’re not familiar with…
    - 6 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 8:41am -
  • IHG Promo
    Thanks to reader Drunk Daniel for sending this. Sign in to your IHG account and see what kind of offers they’re giving you.
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 9:02am -
  • Delta Offer
    If you’re looking for a good way to burn some Delta miles, check this out. Some bargains (especially by SkyMile standards) for those flying to Mexico or the Caribbean. But only until the end of the day.
    - 8 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 8:40am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve
    Yesterday, I was flooded with emails about this. Chase decided to announce the arrival of their new credit card in a strange way. A ton of my readers found it especially “distasteful,” “unprofessional,” etc. It was unusual at best. Maybe C…
    - 9 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 8:31am -
  • Hyatt Giveaway
    Only one of these posts left after this. Again, thanks to the amazing response from you guys in May, I’ve had some good stuff to give away… Been trying to space these out the best I can. So far, I’ve given out American Airlines gift cards, 13…
    - 10 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 8:56am -
  • How To Seem Less Dumb
    I’d like to interrupt the regularly scheduled deal post for this short public service announcement… Many of you make the exact same spelling mistakes. And here’s something I don’t think you really understand about it… This makes you appear…
    - 13 days ago Aug 12, 2016, 8:32am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card Review: 15,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Ca…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 3:00am -
  • newCapital One 360 Checking Promotion: $1000 Referral Bonuses
    If you’re looking for a good bonus, Capital One 360 Checking offers their users to make up to $1,000 in referral bonuses just for referring friends. When opening this account, you’ll have access to over 38,000 free All point ATMs, mobile app fo…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 1:00am -
  • newMountebank Review: $60 Checking Bonus (SC)
    For residents of South Carolina, Countybank is offering you an opportunity to earn a $60 bonus! This offer does not expire and is based on each qualifying cycle! To start, you are required to open a Kasasa Tunes account. Once you open an account, yo…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 12:00am -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for August 24, 2016
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? You’re in the right spot! Today we have the Brother Wireless Printer, Xbox One Bundle, Dell Monitor, Vizio HDTV, and m…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for August 24, 2016
    If you’re looking to travel, but don’t want to spend all of your money, here is a list of the best flight deals of the day. These promotions normally are only good for a few days. Make sure if you find a promotion that you like, book it immediate…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • newDell 34″ UltraSharp U3415W Ultrawide Curved LED Monitor + $75 Dell eGift Card via Dell Home and Office: $674.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    For a limited time, you can order a new Dell 34″ UltraSharp U3415W Ultrawide Curved LED Monitor for only $674.99 + FREE SHIPPING! Enter a new dimension of multitasking with a curved monitor that delivers an immersive, panoramic screen that surro…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:45pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Round-Trip From Los Angeles to Boston Starting At $214
    If you are looking for a chance to travel to Massachusetts, here’s a great opportunity for you! If so, you can get a round-trip flight with American Airlines from Los Angeles to Boston starting at $214. Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:30pm -
  • newM&T Bank Promotions: $150, $200, $250, $600 Bonuses
    M&T Bank Promotions are available for residents of CT, DC, DE, FL, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA, WV, with bonuses that can range in value from $150 to $600. For these bonuses, customers are only required to open eligible checking accounts or a traditio…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:15pm -
  • newM&T Bank MyChoice Premium Checking Promotion: $250 Bonus (CT, DC, DE, FL,MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA, WV)
    For residents of CT, DC, DE, FL, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA, WV, M&T Bank is offering you a chance to earn a $250 bonus when you open up a new MyChoice Premium Checking Account with a minimum opening deposit of $25 by September 30, 2016. To be eligibl…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:00pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Round-Trip From Chicago To Atlanta Starting At $70
    If you are looking for a chance to travel to Georgia, here’s a great opportunity for you! If so, you can get a round-trip flight with United Airlines from Chicago to Atlanta starting at $70. Atlanta is the sprawling capital of Georgia. It pla…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 5:30pm -

Travel Codex

  • newShhh, your miles are actually getting more valuable! (Part 2)
    This is a continuation of an article started yesterday on the future value of your miles and factors that might be improving the picture after a few years of successive hits and devaluations. To read the first installment click here, otherwise contin…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 2:17pm -
  • Hilton Extends Double Points Promo through December 31
    Hilton HHonors has been running a promotion for much of the year called Double Up, offering double points on every stay and at every hotel. It’s refreshing in its simplicity since there are no hoops to jump through, although it may lack the big num…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:32pm -
  • SPG “Open More” Game: Win up to 50,000 Starpoints and Other Prizes
    Starwood Preferred Guest is already promoting its upcoming fall promotion with an online game that runs now through September 12. (HT to Oxon Flyer on FlyerTalk) Dubbed “Open More,” you can log in each day with your SPG member number and select a…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 3:57pm -
  • Shhh, your miles are actually getting more valuable! (Part 1)
    We usually leave the contrarian posts to Julian, but I’ve been having a number of conversations with friends that leading me to believe we’re reaching an inflection point with mileage devaluations. Your pool of miles from diligently hoarding cre…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 11:40am -
  • Applications for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Now Available Online
    Yesterday, August 21, was long reported to be the official launch day for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, a new premium card with a high annual fee but potentially lucrative rewards and a 100,000-point sign up bonus. A few people were able to apply earl…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 3:20pm -
  • Get Up to 50% More Alaska Airlines Miles for Just 1.97 Cents Each
    Alaska Airlines announced a promotion this week that marks down the price of its miles significantly. This is a tiered bonus that rewards you more for buying more points, and you do have to log in (some people might get a smaller bonus than others)…
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 5:30pm -
  • Award Travel Rules for Redeeming British Airways Avios
    A few months ago I wrote detailed instructions for finding award space on the British Airways website. Although many people use it to find awards that they ultimately book with miles from another loyalty program, BA’s Executive Club has some value…
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 5:01pm -
  • Does It Make Sense to Transfer Points from the Chase Sapphire Reserve?
    I woke up this morning thinking about the new Chase Sapphire Reserve and realized that the value it offers is unprecedented. This is for two reasons: the massive sign up bonus of 100,000 points and the ability to redeem them for a minimum of 1.5 cent…
    - 8 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 5:30pm -
  • Update on New Centurion, Delta, and Alaska Airlines Lounges in Seattle
    There have been several updates to the new Delta Sky Club and expanding Amex Centurion Studio in Seattle, but before sharing that I wanted to see if I could find more information with a little digging. I’ve managed to get at least a blueprint for…
    - 8 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 4:09pm -
  • Delta Will Offer Enclosed Suites in Business Class
    Delta Air Lines issued a news release today on its new business class seats, which will be coming to the Airbus A350 in fall of 2017 and eventually its existing Boeing 777 fleet. However, the most striking detail is that these seats will have a slidi…
    - 9 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 10:55pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newGoFundMe Campaign for Teacher or Classroom $50 Bonus Donation
    GoFundMe will give you a $50 bonus donation when you start a campaign to benefit a teacher or classroom by September 16, 2016.Plus, the classroom campaign that raises the most money will win an extra $10,000 for your school.The post GoFundMe Campai…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:41pm -
  • newAptDeco – Buy and Sell Used Furniture – $25 Credit and $25 Referrals
    AptDeco offers an easy way to buy and sell quality pre-owned furniture in New York City, Washington D.C., and the surrounding areas.Just sign up via this AptDeco $25 Promotional Link to get a $25 free credit to use toward your first purchase on AptD…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 5:16pm -
  • Feastly Pop-Up Meals by Local Chefs $10 Credit and $10 Referrals
    Check out Feastly to explore local trending chefs in your city for a unique dining experience at pop-up spaces, farms, homes, and restaurants.Plus, new users can get a Free $10 Feastly Credit to use on any Feastly meal that you book.The post Feastl…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 4:48pm -
  • Postmates App $10 Referral Credit for Delivery Services from Any Restaurant or Store
    Postmates offers on-demand delivery services from any restaurant or store to your home or office in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, D.C., L.A., Austin, Boston, Seattle, and many other cities across the U.S.A.Just create a free Postmates Accou…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 6:54pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Card 100,000 Bonus Points
    The new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card will give you 100,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases, a $300 annual credit for travel purchases, and many other features and benefits.There is now an online application link available for the Chase Sapphir…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 5:03pm -
  • Jamba Juice $3 Discount and Free Birthday Smoothie with Jamba Insider Rewards
    You can join the Jamba Insider Rewards program to get a $3 discount off your next visit to Jamba Juice.Plus, you'll receive a free small birthday smoothie every year and other special members-only benefits.The post Jamba Juice $3 Discount and Free…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 3:51pm -
  • Samsung Pay Referral Rewards $5 Bonus for Both Users
    Samsung Pay has introduced the new High Five Referral Rewards Program that provides both users with a $5 bonus when a current user refers a new user to try Samsung Pay.Plus, new Samsung Pay users may also earn $20 in rewards when you make your first…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 11:55pm -
  • Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank Checking and Savings Account Promotion in Pennsylvania
    The Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank in Pennsylvania is offering a $200 checking account bonus, a $100 savings account bonus, and a $200 business checking account bonus.Check out this Fidelity Bank Account Bonus for more details.The post Fidelity D…
    - 6 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:25pm -
  • Star One Credit Union $120 New Member and $60 Referral Bonus Program
    The Star One Credit Union referral program provides a $120 bonus to new members who join via a current member's referral, plus current members will earn a $60 bonus for each new member that you refer.This Star One Credit Union Referral Bonus is avai…
    - 6 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:15pm -
  • Glamsquad On-Demand Beauty Service $20 Discount and $20 Referral Credits
    Glamsquad is an on-demand beauty service that provides you with private appointments at your home or office for hair styling, makeup, and nails in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.Just sign up via this Glamsquad $20 Discount Link to get $20 off your…
    - 6 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:10pm -

Boarding Area

  • newIndia may soon get wifi on flights!
    It may soon be true that you can use wifi while flying in Indian airspace, which means local airlines in India may be able to install wifi offerings on their planes as well. Should be exciting!The post India may soon get wifi on flights! appeared fi…
    - 11 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:41am -
  • newVirgin Atlantic Sale! (Premium Fares too)
    Yes, Sales season is in full swing with very airline throwing discounts on their routes. Today, let’s look a Virgin Atlantic who have their sale on. Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 shot from the control tower at London Heathrow – Image, Economy Clas…
    - 15 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:37am -
  • new45,000 Points! – Once again IHG sucked me in for the IHG Accelerate Fall Promo
    I have to say this “free agent” thing is really working out for me this year after giving up my loyalty to SPG (as I don’t want to be Marriott’ed one day). Last year I would have always always always booked an SPG stay even if it was a little…
    - 45 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:07am -
  • newTERRIFIC Business Class Award Space On New Seattle-London Flights!
    Earlier this year Virgin Atlantic announced they would be add flights between London and Seattle, operated by a Boeing 787-9. The route was originally slated to begin as of May 1, 2017, but Virgin Atlantic will now be taking over the Delta service on…
    - 49 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:03am -
  • newHistory: Polar Flight – Anchorage Special
    British Pathé have a large archive of news reels and some of them are available online. Polar Flight – Anchorage Special features the introduction of flights from London to Japan over the North Pole in 1969. The aircraft featured is a BOAC Boeing…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:32am -
  • newHow to count your 5/24 status
    With the introduction of its unofficial 5/24 Rule, Chase has made life much harder for those who like to frequently sign up for credit cards to get the signup bonuses.  With the 5/24 Rule, Chase denies most application in which the applicant has ope…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:25am -
  • new80000 Hilton Punkte: 355 Euro
    Es gibt wieder Hilton Punkte zu kaufen ...
    - 4 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 8:20am -
  • newConcorde Durchbricht Schallmauer 1969
    Concorde Schallmauer
    - 4 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 8:06am -
  • newBritish FIRST London – Toronto (Return): 2233 Euro
    Eigentlich ein toller Preis!
    - 6 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 6:20am -
  • newWhen will Air India fix its planes?
    It is a little bit sad to see the state of affairs at Air India being as messy as I saw earlier this week when I flew them. Everything is broken on their planes, and the general apathy of the people in their offices towards passengers is unbeatable!…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 6:19am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newChase Sapphire Reserve: Up to $1,500 Sign-Up Bonus
    I wasn’t going to bother writing about this card, mostly because I have written too much about credit cards recently, but I got enough questions about it that it seemed worthwhile. And, let’s face it, being able to say “up to $1,500” sounds…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 2:51pm -
  • Two New Promos: JetBlue and Starwood
    Part of the fun of this game is finding all of the promos that are out there. Today, I saw two new ones, including one that doesn’t require any stays, flights or dollars spent on your part. JetBlue “Go All Over” Before we get started, I’d lik…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 3:11pm -
  • 20% (Or More) Rebate on Every Purchased JetBlue Flight
    Every once in a while, I see an offer from a hotel, airline or credit card company that is too good to last. I wrote an article about it for InsideFlyer here, mentioning a few that would get shut down. Shortly after writing about the excessive Citi P…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 1:38pm -
  • InterContinental (IHG) Back with Accelerate Promotion
    A few times per year, IHG, owner of InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza (among others) offers some version of its Accelerate promotion. The program is unique for each customer and gives you a list of “tasks” to complete. The more you c…
    - 5 days ago Aug 20, 2016, 2:23pm -
  • The World’s Youngest Million-Miler
    Some babies are born under the right star. Others are born on the right airplane. So congratulations to Baby Haven, born at the right time, halfway between Dubai and Manila at 36,000 feet. The Big Winner I think that we can all agree that the real g…
    - 6 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 11:53am -
  • Yes, The Airlines Are, In Fact, Watching You…
    In case you were wondering whether the airlines know what’s going on when people attempt to game promotions… Yes. Yes They Do. But sometimes they have a little fun with it. About six weeks ago, I discussed a JetBlue promotion where the airline de…
    - 8 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 7:24pm -
  • Helpful Websites for The Next Level
    Everybody gets by with a little help from their friends. When I’m looking to do something a little more advanced, such as determine if award seats are available on a flight or find a bank account that takes a credit card for its opening deposit, I…
    - 9 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 4:08pm -
  • Marriott Elite Status (Without A Stay)
    There’s a decent chance that Marriott Rewards is going to end up being your BFF, whether you like it or not. If you are currently a Starwood Preferred Guest Customer or will simply want access to the widest network of hotels, you’ll be spending a…
    - 10 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 4:11pm -
  • The Olympics of Hotel Elite Status: Part Two
    A couple of days ago, I covered what I feel are the best levels to shoot for in each of the elite programs at Marriott, Starwood and Hilton. Today, I’m going to cover both Hyatt and IHG (Intercontinental and Holiday Inn, among others). The short ve…
    - 13 days ago Aug 12, 2016, 7:06pm -
  • Industry Tidbits (And Why You May Need To Rename Your Pet)
    Lots of bits and pieces from around the industry today, so put aside your Pokemon Go for now. A Marriott Save The Date Card If you are a Marriott customer, you likely just got a notice about their upcoming MegaBonus promotion, starting September 1. M…
    - 14 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 6:52pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • Top 10 Credit Cards For December 2015
    December 2015 has loads of deals in the credit card space. Chase and Citibank dominate this month's top ten list, earning a combined eight (!!) nominations. That isn't to say there aren't many, many other...
    - Dec 1, 2015, 11:45am -
  • You Already Have The World’s Best Travel App
    We were lost. Maybe it was the fact we hadn’t stopped travelling for ten months, but Andrea and I had slipped when it came to planning. Our new plan: arrive via plane, bus or train and then figure it out...
    - Nov 9, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • Why Retail Cards Hurt Your Credit Score
    I have never been a big mall person. For me, spending time in a retail store is somewhere between a trip to the dentist and slow torture with no end in sight – especially with the limited risk and lucrative...
    - Nov 1, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Visit Russia For 72 Hours Without A Visa
    The 72-hour visa free ferry to visit Russia can save hundreds of dollars for US citizens traveling to the country. But it was bittersweet for Andrea and I, as we recently spent 4 nights at the grandiose InterContinental Moscow – and paid dearly…
    - Oct 19, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 7 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:45am -
  • 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…
    - 47 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:05am -
  • newWhat do people think of Four Seasons Downtown/ Four Seasons Midtown locations
    http://www.fourseasons.com/newyorkdowntown/dining http://www.fourseasons.com/newyork/accommodations/?c=t&_s_icmp=mmenuand how do they compare to other luxury hotels???
    - 1 hour ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:36am -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD7
    Star MegaDO 7: Sep 13-16 - ZRH – XFW – JMK – ATHImagine being on a chartered aircraft with 150 of your closest friends, jetting off to once in a lifetime aviation and travel themed experiences. MegaDO brings you just that journey, and over the…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 3:37am -
  • newDelta Forum Lounge Thread
    Where would DL milepointers shoot the breeze besides the DL Forum Lounge Thread.So here it goes...
    - 9 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 2:23am -
  • newNew Luxury Hotels for 2016/2017
    SEE ALSO:NEW LUXURY HOTELS FOR 2014/2015 ON MP:https://milepoint.com/forums/threads/new-luxury-hotels-for-2014-2015.106885/Mandarin Oriental to manage new Beijing propertyhttp://www.businesstraveller.asia/asia-pacific/news/mandarin-oriental-to-manage…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 1:05am -
  • newQuestion on Chase Ultimate Rewards
    First time poster here and I have about a thousand questions. But I'll start out with just this one.I am considering applying for Chase Freedom and Unlimited. I don't have a CSP or CSR, but I do plan on applying to these later. I understand I cannot…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 12:32am -
  • newYour Recent IHG Accelerate Offer
    Mine not worth it, total of 50K bonus points for 5 stays: earn 50,000 total bonus points when you complete your offers. 5,000 Stay Once Get 5,000Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 5,000 bonus points.6,800 Sta…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 9:19pm -
  • newDelta Skyclub Soup (Conspiracy) Theories??
    Okay, so has anyone figured out the Skyclub soup rotation? It seems to maybe be monthly, but every now and then they throw a curveball. Is it simply a supply chain thing?... Is it timed?... Or is there a higher power at work? On that note, I vote gi…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 9:13pm -
  • newI'd love to say my string of Hyatt glitches had ended...
    ... unfortunately I can't---There are many complaints of system foulups within Hyatt, and thus I post this because others who've had them might sympathize. But I swear I have been snakebitten even compared to others. Just in the last 24 hours I h…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 9:09pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newCannot connect to anyone on "claims phone line
    Interesting message on the phone line Large backlog of complaints and claims owing to recent disruption Higher than normal turnaround time please do not chase for a status update unless it is urgent Doesn't connect you to anyone but asks.…
    - 11 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:41am -
  • newIncredible efficient BA hotline. Thank you BA
    Hey guys I just want to share my recent experience with the BA hotline: - I had a booking OSL-LHR-YYZ / YHZ-YYZ-LHR-ZRH - YHZ-YYZ operated by Westjet (BA codeshare) got cancelled (notified via myflights app - I called BA to know what...
    - 25 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:27am -
  • newBali currency questions
    Leaving for Bali tomorrow for the first time. Just wanted to see what the currency situation is like there from any FTers that have experience. Is it only IDR used everywhere or do taxis and other street merchants accept dollars? I feel like...
    - 27 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:25am -
  • newBoarded FC First
    SLC to Den this morning - they called First Class before anyone else. In fact he defined Pre Boarders as First Class
    - 29 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:23am -
  • newTicket from Route 128; board at South Station?
    I'm booking a train for Thanksgiving (which is still cheap for my dates but presumably won't be for long) from Boston-PHL. I don't know whether RTE or BOS/BBY will be more convenient; I expect tickets to be much more expensive by the time I'd know...
    - 30 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:22am -
  • newLooking for a car/driver in Delhi/Mumbai with good english skills and wifi
    I arrive next week and will be having several meetings/events a day in both Delhi and later in Mumbai. I think it might be easier to book a car for 8 hours to be there when I need them. I prefer a car with wifi and real English-speakers (as opposed..…
    - 33 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:19am -
  • newRequalified Spire but IHG wesbite ignores!
    I requalified for Spire a couple of days ago, the website says I've got 78,000 odd points but it's still showing elite expiry 31 Dec 16 and not offering me the Spire qualification bonus. I'm sure this was instant before? Also can't renew...
    - 34 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:18am -
  • newVIP jetway meet/greet service in DEL?
    I have been to DEL several times, but always traveling with my husband. Typically our driver meets us at the arrivals. But have heard that some companies are offering a "VIP pickup" where they meet you at the jetway, help with bags, provide an...
    - 36 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:16am -
  • newParking in Lisboa
    EMEL, the local mobility agency has a very nice site that displays a bunch of info about parking: Parking zone map (https://www.emel.pt/pt/onde-estacionar/via-publica/pesquisa-de-estacionamento/) contains all the different zones in the city,...
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  • newWN Re Routes Passenger, Would DL Ever Do This?
    Over/Under on if DL would ever do what WN did in this story? http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/southwest-airlines-goes-above-and-beyond-to-help-passenger-whose-son-was-hospitalized-in-denver
    - 46 mins ago Aug 25, 2016, 11:06am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newI'm a Pirate! (Cashback, linked cards, contract violation)
    Hi all. I'm new, but I did my reading for about a year prior to really starting anything. I'm currently all Chase: I'm about to hit my first MS for both CFU and CSP, and am so excited to have gotten CSR—even though I'm relatively small time stuff.…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:26am -
  • newNW Buxx no longer available to new applicants
    As of August 24, 2016, we are suspending the sale of Nationwide Bank Visa Buxx Cards. If you currently have a Buxx Card, you will be able to continue to load funds to your existing Buxx Cards and use it for purchases anywhere Visa is accepted. If yo…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 4:30am -
  • new$7.99 cash back with Hulu, courtesy of BoA Offers. Check your offers!
    submitted by /u/CuddlyNugget [link] [comments]
    - 8 hours ago Aug 25, 2016, 3:51am -
  • newRadpad - Android Pay offer dead?
    I tried to pay rent for the first time using Radpad, and when I chose Android Pay (with a discover card), I got this message on the app: "The zero fee for credit and debit card rent payments promotion using android pay has ended. If you continue usi…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 9:30pm -
  • newRadpad and Amex/Android pay broken?
    Just got this e-mail... I was excited to get fee-free SPG points but it looks like they're having problems with it, plus Chase cards aren't supported until Sept 7th according to that other thread. My only others are Barclays Arrival + (boo!) and BoA…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:33pm -
  • newReminder: Use your card protection benefits!
    My new s7 edge fell from my pocket and broke the screen. I had purchased 2 months ago and I had Tmobile jump. So I went to T mobile for their "jump warranty" and they were gonna give me a new phone because I was under warranty but the deductible was…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 2:28pm -
  • newSPG Just Renewed at $65
    SPG card just renewed for $65. This is the first renewal on the card and I was expecting $95... strange glitch or did something change? I was thinking of just canceling this card because I never use it (after getting the bonus) and they won't let me…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:25pm -
  • What Card Wednesday - Week of August 24, 2016
    What Card Wednesdays, 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 read the wiki, d…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:03am -
  • Update: Wells Fargo Experian FICO scores now available on desktop website
    Following up on this thread from 5 months ago to let y'all know that you can now access your monthly Experian Bankcard 2 score on the desktop version of Wells Fargo website (without using their mobile app). When you login, the homepage has a link to…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 4:31am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve - The Morning After
    Note: this thread is NOT about the Chase Sapphire Reserve itself, for questions and discussions about the card please refer to the megathread. Now that things are starting to settle down I wanted to take a look back at the launch and what it meant fo…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 1:44am -

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Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Style: Leah Davis
    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, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Leah Davis Occupation: Social Media Consultant and Tra…
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  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Don’t Try a New Medication for the First Time on a Plane
    Don’t Try a New Medication for the First Time on a Plane I try to avoid taking any kind of medication. Period. In fact, I’ve never even taken a sleeping pill or melatonin, which I know that many people rely on to help them survive long flights. B…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 2:50pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of August 24, 2016
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747 Delta to Add Free Meals and Drinks on Honolulu Flights American Airlines Quietly Experiments With Disrupting Its Award Ticket Pricing Delta Adds a…
    - 24 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of August 24, 2016
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a $10K Hawaiian trip Win a cruise through the Virgin Islands Win a three-night trip for two to Turks & Caicos Win a once-in-a-lifetime guided family whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon Win a $1…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner
    I haven’t read “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World” yet but it’s been highly recommended by multiple friends—including my mother-in-law. The author, Eric Weiner, is an award-winning foreign cor…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:00am -
  • Travel Product of the Week: PetChatz
    Are you a pet parent who worries about your pet when you leave home? If leaving your furry friend at home gives you anxiety while you travel or even when you just go to work for the day, we think we’ve found the solution to the problem. PetChatz is…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:30pm -
  • Travel Video of the Week: BBC’s Olympics Review
    I don’t know about you, but I was very skeptical of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio. As the eight-minute BBC video above captures elegantly, Brazil had a lot of problems, especially with the raised Zika virus threat. I thought for sure they were…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • Travel Website of the Week: The True Size
    Ever wonder what a country’s true size is? What’s cool about The True Size is that it allows users to input any country in the world and then, using their Google Map layout, pick it up and move it to another section to see what the true size rea…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 8:49pm -
  • How to Get Virtually Anything Delivered (Plus a $10 Postmates Code)
    One of the things I loved about living in New York City was that I could get anything delivered. Not only food from my favorite restaurants but even tissues or Tylenol if I was sick. Since moving to LA, it’s been a bit of an adjustment because no o…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: What to Do in the Event of an Earthquake
    What to Do in the Event of an Earthquake Unfortunately, many people (myself included) think that when an earthquake occurs, the first thing you should do is run to a doorway. That’s an old-school method of protection so listen up…and don’t thin…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 5:00pm -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • newChase Sapphire Reserve Insanity, Strangest Tourist Attractions, Sex Robot Brothels
    The latest on the Chase Sapphire Reserve insanity gripping the nation, visit the strangest tourist attractions, say WTF with sex robot brothels, remember Cranky Flier’s five funniest posts, touch on the latest deal killed by bloggers, consider the…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 25, 2016, 10:30am -
  • CSR Approvals, Antarctica Luxury Style, Blog Writing Sucks, 100 Best Films
    We bring you the latest on CSR approvals, travel to Antarctica luxury style, show you how blog writing sucks, learn of the 100 best films, check out some awesome architecture, keep SPG and IHG Rewards points from expiring, visit the Caribbean, questi…
    - 1 day ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Link Show Bloggers’ True Colors, Cool Hotel Pools, Internet Porn Addiction
    We show you how the Chase Sapphire Reserve link shows bloggers’ true colors, visit cool hotel pools, freak out at Internet porn addiction, compare the bank premium credit cards, show you how AA is preparing to screw us all, leave with some great me…
    - 2 days ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Mania, What To Do In Doha, Global Entry Rocks
    We bring you more of the recent Chase Sapphire Reserve mania, inform you what to do in Doha, show you how Global Entry rocks, visit some European villages, burn some AA miles on Iberia to Europe next summer, news on the former Dearborn Hyatt, life ha…
    - 3 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Congo Trip Report, Olympic Marathons, Trump Whites, Flacca
    We bring you the most incredible Congo trip report, some unique tidbits about Olympic Marathons, learn more about Trump whites, freak out with flacca and not much more. TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-…
    - 4 days ago Aug 21, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Platinum, Delta Suite, Orlando Hiltons
    We bring you the comparison of Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Platinum, bring you the new Delta Suites, check out the Orlando Hiltons, learn the award rules of British Airways Avios, jump some cliffs, go on some road trips, try to get a sponsored pos…
    - 6 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 10:30am -
  • CSR Killer Card, Millennial Debt & Miles, Asia Airports, Luanda
    We have even more about the CSR killer card, touch on Millennial debt & miles, fly to Asia airports, visit Luanda, touch on the Marriott SPG merger, travel to Pyongyang North Korea, learn about defense budgets and retirement plans, bitch about pumpin…
    - 7 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Mania Alert, Delta Attacks, Rainforest Inside Hotel
    We bring you the latest Chase Sapphire Reserve mania alert, Delta attacks with sales & new seats, visit Dubai’s rainforest inside a Hilton Curio Hotel, shake our heads at the FTC, shake our heads at the phenomenon named Bolt and more for YOU! TBB B…
    - 8 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Sapphire Reserve, Cathay Pacific With AA Miles, Faroe Islands
    We bring you the latest happenings on the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, how to fly Cathay Pacific with AA Miles, visit the Faroe Islands, advise you not to go for the Ritz Carlton card, how to deal with the latest Citibank changes, visit some bridge i…
    - 9 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Citibank Bonus Changes, Skyteam Award Space, Cheeseburgers!
    We bring you more on the Citibank bonus changes, help you find Skyteam award space, we go to eat awesome cheeseburgers, learn about the war on drugs, El Chapo and heroine, check out some awesome buildings, laugh at some people with their dolls and mo…
    - 10 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 10:30am -