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The Points Guy

  • Can I Book Marriott Hotel + Air Packages Without Set Dates?
    TPG reader Kenneth sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Marriott Hotel + Air packages: “I’m thinking of booking a Marriott Hotel + Air package to get the Southwest Companion Pass, but I don’t have any upcoming stays planned. Can I buy th…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 2:30pm -
  • When Should I Pay Cash Rather Than Redeem Points?
    TPG reader Irka emailed me to ask about striking a balance between earning and redeeming points: “I stay with Hilton when I travel for work, so I tend to stick with Hilton properties when I travel for pleasure. Is there a simple formula for de…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Can I Use the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free Twice in One Stay?
    TPG reader Scott sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Citi Prestige benefits: “If I use the Citi Prestige card for a 10-night stay at a hotel, do I get both the fourth and eighth nights free?” Based on the emails and comments coming into…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 1:30pm -
  • Should I Earn SPG and Marriott Points While I Still Can?
    TPG reader Kavin emailed me to ask about strategizing for the Marriott-Starwood merger: “Should I sign up for both the Marriott Rewards Premier Card and the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex before the two programs merge?” There’s been both a lo…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Does Chase Sapphire Trip Insurance Apply to Award Tickets?
    TPG reader Zach sent me a message on Facebook to ask about trip insurance: “I recently used AAdvantage miles for a flight, and paid the taxes using my Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Is the trip interruption/cancellation insurance through Chase s…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • 5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia
    While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contrib…
    - 3 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 6:30pm -
  • 10 Photos: New Orleans’ Historic French Quarter
    TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin returns to her spicy home state to share glimpses of the French Quarter, one of the most visited and historic districts in North America. (All photos were taken by the author — follow more of Kelsy’s travels on Inst…
    - 3 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 3:30pm -
  • TPGtv Premiere, Top Cards, Uber Credit & More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new s…
    - 3 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • The Rare Case When a Woman Gives Birth In Flight
    What happens to a baby if it’s born 35,000 feet in the air over the Pacific Ocean? Well, the answer isn’t so cut and dry. In fact, there isn’t even an answer that applies to every birth that happens in the skies. Most airlines set restrictions…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 9:45pm -
  • Citi Has A New Way to Redeem ThankYou Points
    Citi recently added another method for redeeming ThankYou points earned with cards like the Citi Prestige — but you might want to think twice before using it. Members will now be able to shop with an app called “Wonder,” which allows you to…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 8:15pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • new13 Things That You Must Do During a Trip to Kauai
    While I’ve only been once, I hear about Kauai several times a year from Rick when he visits FrugalTravelGuy headquarters in the west coast. I live in Savannah, GA, and Rick resides in Hilton Head, SC, so Kauai is about as far east to west as you ca…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:00am -
  • newLearning How to Rebook Short Avios Flights Without Spending More Miles
    Even though it only happened a week ago, the British Airways Avios devaluation  still isn’t far from my mind. Especially since there was a flight that I had booked on the right day, but some plans changed and the flight that I ended up wanting to…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • newLearn About the Dirtiest, Most Disgusting Surfaces You’ll Encounter on Your Travels!
    I’m not paranoid about germs but I could certainly be more careful of the surfaces I touch when traveling. I became even more enlightened when I read a recent study conducted by TravelMath titled “Hotel Hygiene Exposed” that has surprising re…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • newTop Ten Credit Cards — February 2016
    The following is the February 2016 edition of what we consider the top 10 credit card products available at the moment. The list is based on a combination of factors, including current welcome bonus offers, daily earning potential, transfer partners…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • A Look at The Past and Future of Best Rate Guarantees
    When I started in this hobby, I was hungry for any technique that would save on my cost of travel. Until I could accumulate a sufficient number of hotel points — I lived on two techniques to help with my hotel costs. The first was Priceline Name Yo…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:00am -
  • Success Story: A Family Cruise to The Caribbean Using Just Points!
    Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 8:00am -
  • Looking Ahead to My 40th Birthday Getaway With the Guys
    The trip won’t take place for another three years but I’ve already started planning my 40th birthday getaway. During my college experience, I became a brother in Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity where I made and have some of the best friendships for w…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • Planning An Epic Trip That Will Cost $515 + 81,000 Miles
    I like to combine cash tickets with miles to stretch my miles even further. Granted, I only do this when those cash fares that I mentioned ended up falling into the very cheap or insanely cheap categories. I planned two trips in 2014 around a $150 m…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Rick’s Picks: The Chase Credit Cards That I Can’t Leave Home Without
    I’ve been a big fan of Chase credit cards and their Ultimate Rewards program since its inception. In fact, their Ultimate Rewards cards are the Chase cards I carry in my wallet on a daily basis. My big category spending is travel and dining while…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 8:00am -
  • You Should Be Getting Travel Insurance Now, Not Later, to Prepare for Winter Storms
    Winter Storm Jonas has come and gone, leaving massive piles of snow across the eastern United States. Up and down the Eastern Seaboard, massive snowdrifts buried cars, roads and even halted public transportation in its tracks. Some areas received ove…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 11:00pm -

View From the Wing

  • newLifeMiles Offers 100% Bonus on Transferred Miles. Good Deal?
    Star Alliance program Avianca LifeMiles is offering a 100% bonus on transferred miles through February 23. With this offer you can effectively buy miles with this promotion for 1.5 cents apiece.Star Alliance member Avianca has really useful miles (t…
    - 13 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:04pm -
  • newMiles for Gerbils and Open a Hotel Safe in 5 Seconds With a Magnet and a Sock
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Miles for Gerbils and Open a Hotel Safe in 5 Seconds With a Magnet and a S…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:04pm -
  • newPrinciples for Booking Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Awards
    A week ago I wrote about Singapore Airlines Krisflyer as a great transfer partner, a great miles repository.You still earn 1 mile per mile flown on nearly all United fares when crediting United flights to Singapore Airlines. And Singapore Airlines…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:04pm -
  • newAir New Zealand Business Class Awards to Auckland Available!
    United and American are starting service to New Zealand. Air New Zealand has a new Houston flight. More capacity should drive down prices, mean unsold seats, and likely award space available. Award space on American's flights was wide open Friday…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 5:34pm -
  • newWhy the Big US Airlines are Losing their Fight Against the Middle East Carriers
    A year ago Delta, American, and United started beating the drum that the US government ought to shut down our markets to Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar because of subsidies. US Airlines Believe Emirates Showers in the Sky are Unfair The US airlines were…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 3:04pm -
  • Japan Airlines First Class Award Space to Australia for the Whole Family
    A couple of weeks ago I pointed out outstanding Japan Airlines first class award space between the US and Tokyo.Now award availability is wide open from March through December in first class between Tokyo and Sydney. Here's award availability for f…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 1:04pm -
  • Turkish Airlines Announces 2 New Destinations During the Superbowl: Gotham City and Metropolis
    Turkish Airlines is paying for a big marketing tie-in with Batman v. Superman. It's no ANA-Star Wars, but they've got a special livery on a Boeing 777 that's been flying Miami - Istanbul - Mumbai.Apparently business class menus and amenity kits on…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 1:04am -
  • Amazon Gift Card Deals Return!
    Amazon had some amazing gift card deals in the runup to the holidays. Now with Valentine's Day around the corner, they've got discounted gift cards again.Continue reading Amazon Gift Card Deals Return!...
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 11:21pm -
  • Now Earn Miles for Breast Augmentation and Other Plastic Surgery
    You really can earn miles for everything. People will do crazy things for miles, and why not? They're the most successful marketing innovation of our time. Airlines rent their programs to motivate customers of others businesses, and earn billions…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 8:15pm -
  • 2 Free Nights at Al Maha Desert Resort
    I'm going to visit Al Maha Desert Resort next month. Lucky called it his favorite Starwood Starpoints redemption ever. It's an all-inclusive with standalone villas and infinity pools in the desert outside Dubai where rates can exceed $1700 per nigh…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 5:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newReview: Qatar Airways A320 First Class Dubai To Doha
    Upon boarding through the forward door we were greeted by the cabin manager and pointed towards our seats. I was thrilled to see that this flight was operated by an A320 featuring Qatar's updated regional product.As a point of reference, Qatar's "ol…
    - 15 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:02pm -
  • newReview: Dubai International First Class Lounge DXB
    After a couple of nights in Dubai, it was time for Tiffany, Andrew, and me to return to the US the long way, ultimately routing via Doha, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Austin.Our Qatar Airways flight from Dubai to Doha was scheduled to depart a…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:03am -
  • newWhich Airlines Have The Best Onboard Bars?
    With space on planes at more of a premium than ever before (just look at how many economy seats some airlines are adding to planes), there's something amazing about still having an onboard space for passengers to mingle and hang out. In a way, having…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 10:33pm -
  • newIs Traveling To The Maldives Worth It?
    With Christmas, New Years, and the most popular week to vacation about 11 months out, I know many readers are in the midst of choosing their destinations and booking their award tickets before they’re gone. I likewise know that many hope and dream…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:33pm -
  • newBest Way To Redeem Miles For First Class Between The US And Asia?
    I'm all about maximizing premium cabin awards, whether it's finding the most direct routing, the most fun routing, the routing which maximizes Krug consumption, etc. ;) "Best" means different things to different people. So I figured it would be fun t…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 7:03pm -
  • newShould All Flight Attendants Wear Skirts?
    Late last week, female members of British Airways’ Mixed Fleet cabin crews won the contractual right to have trousers as a uniform option. The distinction of “Mixed Fleet” is important here, because the female employees in British Airways’ W…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 5:33pm -
  • newWhen Will Costco Accept Visa Cards?
    As Travis first wrote about last March, Costco is replacing American Express with Citi for their exclusive agreement. Costco has a ton of volume, so this is a huge loss for American Express, given that it represents about 10% of their US credit card…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 3:57pm -
  • newA Business Class Award I’m Seeing For The First Time In Years
    For the past several years, Air New Zealand has been extremely stingy when it comes to releasing premium cabin award availability to the US. To a large extent I understand why, since they've basically had a monopoly on the US market.Now both America…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:33pm -
  • newReview: Al Maha Desert Resort Dubai Activities
    Rates at Al Maha include full board as well as two desert activities per guest per day. This meant over the course of our two day stay we were entitled to four activities.The resort offers both morning activities and afternoon activities, given that…
    - 24 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 1:20pm -
  • Redeem Miles For JAL First Class To Australia
    Getting to Australia in a premium cabin on miles can be extremely difficult, especially if you're trying to redeem American AAdvantage miles.That might seem counterintuitive, given that American partners with Qantas, which is Australia's largest air…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 6:27am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newIntroducing Extreme Stacking (and our new Lab Manager)
    The other day I wanted to use one of my 1800Flowers gift cards to send flowers to a friend.  And, believe it or not, I couldn’t remember the best current promo code to use for the order.  So, I hunted around this website to find my latest posts a…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:25am -
  • Is it time to convert Discover Cash Back to miles?
    If you have a stash of Discover Cash Back, but you’d rather have Southwest Rapid Rewards points or JetBlue TrueBlue points, then now may be the time to convert Discover Cash Back to miles. This opportunity is contingent upon two overlapping deals:…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 2/07/2016
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Connecting the Dots on Prepaid Cards, iConsumer Interview, GiftCards.com Removed from Portals & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Connecting the Dots – Strategies and best practices for moving beyo…
    - 3 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • Update on Citi Retention, JetBlue Credit Card Strategy, Detained While Manufacturing Spend & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web My Strange Citi Retention Call & Insights About Their New Retention Process – Citi seems…
    - 3 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: Retrieving Online Itemized Receipts For Rental Car Tolls
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Every time I rent a car, it happens. A day or two after I’ve returned the vehicle, the rental charge appears on my credit card bill. It’s roughly the expected amount, give or take a few bucks that ar…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 11:25am -
  • What happened to GiftCards.com?
    Recently, GiftCards.com became the place to buy Visa gift cards.  With Simply Best Coupons offering 1.5% cash back and iCoupons offering 1.6% cash back, one could get back all of the purchase fee and most of the shipping fee when buying $500 Visa gi…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 8:03pm -
  • A good use for Hilton free night certs — in Connecticut
    The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card has a very good signup bonus: 2 Free Weekend Nights after $2,500 spend. Each year, you can get another free weekend night by spending $10,000 on your card.  Those weekend nights can be used at almost any Hilton p…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 11:25am -
  • Can iConsumer really deliver cash + shares? My interview with iConsumer’s founder.
    A new cash back portal, iConsumer, made a big splash last month by offering some of the best cash back rates around.  Some examples include: 8% cash back for Ebay (briefly 16%!) and 32% cash back for 1800Flowers. Many of those great rates were due t…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 11:15am -
  • Referral links are back. Here’s why.
    I started this blog in September 2011 as a hobby.  I was terrifically excited about the travel hacking “game” and I wanted to share it with friends and family.  A couple of months later, I learned about credit card affiliate links.  I didn’t…
    - 7 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 11:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newWhat to do with IHG Priceless Surprises points
    At this point I assume everyone who is planning to participate in the IHG Priceless Surprises promotion has done so, which means you either are or will soon be in possession of roughly 50,000 IHG Rewards points (assuming you scored at least one or tw…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Understanding booking channels
    Judging by the headlines I see in my RSS reader, Bank of America is running a bounty for Alaska Airlines credit card applications. Internet Brands went ahead and declared it the best travel credit card of 2016 on their Frugal Travel Guy storefront, w…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Thinking about buying HHonors points for 0.56 cents each? Read this first.
    I couldn't help but notice as I recently skimmed my RSS subscriptions that Hilton HHonors is running a promotion offering an 80% bonus on purchased HHonors points until 11:59 pm, Eastern time, on February 8, 2016.That means you can buy 80,000 HHonors…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 10:59am -
  • FoundersCard: the single most expensive way to buy Hilton HHonors Gold status
    There are smart, thoughtful guys who think loyalty programs are a scam and the best way to made clear-headed decisions is to opt out of the loyalty economy completely.Then there are Thought Leaders From Behind who respond that while it's possible for…
    - 8 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 7:53pm -
  • On communities and responsibilities
    I try not to get too worked up over other bloggers' behavior. If you want to throw up a generic Wordpress template with a creditcards.com affiliate link, you'll never hear a peep out of me.Of course, I make an exception for the very small number of c…
    - 11 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 3:42am -
  • Easy wins: Saint Kitts edition

    - 14 days ago Jan 26, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Entitlement is only the start of a loyalty conversation
    Sometimes travel hacking is about figuring out what you're entitled to and how to get it. It's not unusual to read blog posts about Starwood Preferred Guest elites searching for suites right up until the minute they check in, to make sure that the fr…
    - 18 days ago Jan 22, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Your humble blogger's IHG Rewards Club Priceless Surprises datapoints
    Since November, IHG Rewards Club has been running a promotion called "Priceless Surprises." Under the terms of that promotion each time you stay at an IHG Rewards property, starting with your second stay, you are entered into a sweepstakes to earn at…
    - 19 days ago Jan 21, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Comparative advantages of Hyatt and Hilton: beach edition
    [editor's note: my worthless MacBook Pro has finally stopped working completely, so I'm using an aged clamshell laptop for my blogging this week. Grammar and punctuation will suffer, and pictures will be minimal/nonexistent.]Since getting a tier matc…
    - 20 days ago Jan 20, 2016, 10:59am -
  • On false economy
    [editor's note: my worthless MacBook Pro has finally stopped working completely, so I'm using an aged clamshell laptop for my blogging this week. Grammar and punctuation will suffer, and pictures will be minimal/nonexistent.]After dropping off my Mac…
    - 21 days ago Jan 19, 2016, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Top 10 Best Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers for February 2016
    I’ve consistently earned hundreds of thousands of airline miles and hotel points every year without paying out of pocket for a single flight. The best part is that I did this just from credit card sign-up bonuses that give out lucrative bonuses for…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 4:16pm -
  • Quick Deals: Hilton Surpass 85k, Barclaycard JetBlue, $20 Uber Credit
    American Express just bumped up the sign-up bonus on the Hilton Surpass to a all-time high of 85,000 points. This is a solid off on the card if you have not earned the bonus yet (remember Amex’s one bonus per card rule). Barclaycard released detail…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 6:03pm -
  • 7 Best Backpacks for Travel and Backpacking
    There are many different types of travel bags available in the market, each designed for a specific purpose. The reality is that each type–roller bags, daypacks, duffel bags, carry-on, backpacks–serves a different type of traveler better than oth…
    - 13 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 11:14am -
  • Kudos to Club Carlson & Why They Just Handed Me 141K Points
    Recently I received an email from a Club Carlson hotel which I booked three stays at using the 2-for-1 award night benefit. I made the reservations back in April before Club Carlson dumped it’s bonus award night benefit that was offered on their co…
    - 15 days ago Jan 25, 2016, 7:22pm -
  • 5 Best Lightweight & Packable Sleeping Bags for Travel
    If you’re planning travel and want to throw in some adventures or camping packing a lightweight and packable sleeping bag is an an essential piece of gear. Heck, maybe you just want to make sure you stay warm or don’t trust the hostels sheets! I…
    - 24 days ago Jan 16, 2016, 3:46am -
  • Last Chance for Quick & Easy Hilton Status Match (+ My Experience)
    Today is the last day to take advantage of Hilton’s official status match. Hilton is offering a generous and easy match to your status with any other hotel program. If you have top-tier status with any other program I would jump on as it only takes…
    - 29 days ago Jan 11, 2016, 12:15pm -
  • Top 10 Best Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Offers For December 2015
    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 other top cards, but since the best credit card offers are al…
    - 64 days ago Dec 7, 2015, 1:38pm -
  • Major American Airlines Award Chart Devaluation Coming in 2016
    With the American Airlines and US Airways merger an award chart devaluation at some point was sure to occur. Now, on the heels of making revenue based changes American Airlines just announced an award chart devaluation. Across the board the devaluati…
    - 84 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 9:02pm -
  • Chase Increasing Offers: Sapphire Preferred 55,000 Points & Freedom 15,000 Points
    Via the Frequent Miler blog, Chase is set to increase the sign-up bonuses on both the Sapphire Preferred and the Freedom credit cards. The sign-up bonus on the Sapphire Preferred card is expected to increase to a total of 55,000 points and the Freedo…
    - 96 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 9:59am -
  • 60,000 Ink Plus & 30,000 Ink Cash Sign-up Bonuses Are Back
    Chase increased the sign-up bonus for its Ink Plus business cards to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus points. This is an additional 10,000 bonus points over the normal 50,000 offer. The bonus on the Ink Cash business credit card also bumped up by 10,…
    - Oct 16, 2015, 1:30pm -

MileValue

  • newHurry: Last Chance to Get Full Value from 50k AA Offers
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). For a few months, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® and CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® have each been offering 50,000 bonus American Airline…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:41pm -
  • newNew Wearable Translator to End Language Barriers
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I’ve wondered when we would get a real-time wearable translator. The makers of “ili” say that it will be this Summer. Watch their first commercial. Note this disclaimer: “UPDATE: In light of viewer…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:15pm -
  • newRare LAN Business Class Award Space Wide Open to Santiago, Patagonia, Buenos Aires
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). LAN Airlines is introducing a new nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile three times per week between October 16, 2016 and March 25, 2017, the South American summer. Normally LAN is extreme…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Free Giveaway Friday: $51 Southwest Gift Card

    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 5:10pm -
  • American Airlines Finally Releasing Business Class on New Zealand Route
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). American Airlines starts flying between Los Angeles and Auckland daily on June 23, 2016 with a Dreamliner. The American Airlines Dreamliner has no First Class, but Business Class features flat beds in a 1-…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 3:24pm -
  • Tons of Japan Airlines First Class Award Space Open
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Japan Airlines has released incredible First Class award space from the United States to Tokyo and beyond that you can book for only 62,500 American Airlines miles. Between Chicago or New York and Tokyo, …
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:34am -
  • 25% Off Awards to Europe, Israel, Morocco for Spring Travel
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Flying Blue–the loyalty program of Air France/KLM, Air Europa, Kenya Airways, and TAROM Romanian–has released its newest Promo Awards that let you fly from select American cities to anywhere in Europe…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 4:08pm -
  • Citi Prestige 50,000 ThankYou Points, $250 Airfare Credit, Worldwide Lounge Access
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). It is now February, which is a better time to get the card than December or January, so I’ve updated the post with my current analysis. The Citi Prestige® Card now comes with 50,000 bonus ThankYou Poin…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 6:10am -
  • AA.com Isn’t Showing Qantas Award Space
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). In Where to Search Award Space for All American Airlines Partners, I suggest searching Qantas award space on aa.com because aa.com displays Qantas award space. Don’t search Qantas award space on aa.com,…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 10:47pm -
  • How to Use United Expert Mode
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). United has a setting you can activate called Expert Mode that allows you to see how many seats are in each fare bucket on a given flight. I mentioned it first in “Booking Two Tickets on the Same United…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 3:55pm -

Frequent Flier

  • For One Uber Rival, It’s the End of the Road
    Long ago we conceived of the technology that gave rise to the rideshare movement. And nearly four years ago we invented what is now known as “ridesharing” with an app that connected riders with everyday drivers in their personal vehicle. ... Read…
    - 40 days ago Dec 31, 2015, 7:46pm -
  • Attention HHonors Members: Hilton Award-Price Changes
    Early last year, Hilton made a significant change to the way it communicates changes to the prices for award stays at its hotels: Instead of an annual announcement of all award-price changes for the coming year, Hilton would henceforth “be ... Read…
    - 40 days ago Dec 31, 2015, 6:24pm -
  • The Year’s 10 Biggest Travel Stories
    It’s been yet another eventful year for travel, with plenty of drama on multiple fronts. Based on well over 1 million pages viewed by readers, here are the year’s 10 most-read blog posts: 1. The Airline with the Best Award-Seat ... Read More
    - 41 days ago Dec 30, 2015, 10:40pm -
  • Oscar-Winning Actor Bashes Hoverboard Ban
    Just when you thought the hoverboard kerfuffle had played itself out, no less a media heavyweight than Russell Crowe has launched the issue back into the headlines. Apparently unaware of the wide-ranging ban on transporting hoverboards on commercial…
    - 41 days ago Dec 30, 2015, 6:22pm -
  • The World’s 10 Most Valuable Airline Brands
    If you asked me to list the world’s most valuable airline brands, I’d mention, in no particular order, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, JetBlue, Lufthansa, and two or three others. They’d be the select few airlines which, fairly or not, seem to .…
    - 42 days ago Dec 29, 2015, 7:57pm -
  • Twister Seats: Hope for Coach-Class Comfort?
    Review the recent literature on new airline-seating designs and you might conclude that all the design industry’s resources were being directed either toward ludicrously luxe lie-flat first-class beds (or suites), or, at the opposite end of the com…
    - 42 days ago Dec 29, 2015, 6:45pm -
  • New from Hilton: ‘Little Extras’
    Taking a page from the airlines’ revenue-optimization playbook, Hilton is offering travelers a little something extra, for a little more money. Customers who opt to pay extra for a Little Extras Upgrade at participating DoubleTree hotels will recei…
    - 43 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 7:26pm -
  • Win a 4-Night Trip for 4 to London (including Tea Tasting)
    Enter the Twinings Tea “Twinings of London” sweepstakes by January 31, 2016, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for four to London, including air, four nights’ hotel, and a tea tasting with Stephen Twining at The ... Read More
    - 43 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 4:39pm -
  • Farewell and Thanks: My Final Week at FrequentFlier.com…
    A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far, far away, I launched a website. This website: FrequentFlier.com. It was 1997. I was managing loyalty marketing for a major international airline. The airline industry was in the midst of ... Read More
    - 43 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 4:28pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Best Airports, Silvercar Discounts, & More
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 45 days ago Dec 26, 2015, 5:52pm -

Travel is Free

  • Everything You Need To Know About IHG PointBreaks
    PointBreaks is the best hotel promotion and it comes re […]The post Everything You Need To Know About IHG PointBreaks appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 14 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 12:28am -
  • IHG PointBreaks for Jan 25 – Apr 30, 2016
    The PointBreaks list is out, bookable Jan 25 for stays […]The post IHG PointBreaks for Jan 25 – Apr 30, 2016 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 16 days ago Jan 24, 2016, 11:17pm -
  • Breaking Down The Costs of Living In Luxury Hotels For All 2015
    Another calendar year traveling the world, and living i […]The post Breaking Down The Costs of Living In Luxury Hotels For All 2015 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 21 days ago Jan 19, 2016, 10:44pm -
  • Our 9 Favorite Hotels of 2015
    I started to combine my annual hotel expenses post with […]The post Our 9 Favorite Hotels of 2015 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 34 days ago Jan 6, 2016, 5:31pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

  • newBonus Offer Picks of the Week: Februay 1 - 7, 2016
    Last week saw 54 new offers added to FFB from 28 different airline, hotel, rail & coalition programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week:Bonus Offer for FlyingMiles & More- Triple Miles & More Miles on all Lufthansa long haul fli…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 1:58pm -
  • newBonus Page Updates: February 1 - 7, 2016
    The following 28 programs had new offers added to them over the last week on FFB:Feb 5:Air Canada / AeroplanBest Western Rewards Germanwings Boomerang Club Jet Airways JetPrivilege Miles & MoreSingapore Airlines KrisFlyerSriLankan FlySmilesWestJet Re…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 1:51pm -
  • Update on the GarudaMiles Rentalcars.com promotion that can get you cheap SkyTeam flights
    A week and a half ago we let you know about a potentially huge promotion from Garuda Indonesia's GarudaMiles. The offer is for 5,000 bonus miles when you rent a car from RentalCars.com. The terms and conditions were somewhat vague and there were ques…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 5:29pm -
  • Top 5 Hotel Stay Bonus Point offers for February
    Here are our Top Hotel Stay Bonuses for February!  These are for stays that you credit to a hotel frequent guest program. Many of these offers go beyond this month so don't count them out for stays you're book past this monthIf none of the offer…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 3:01pm -
  • Top 5 Flight Bonus Mile/Point Offers for February
    Here are our Top 5 Flight Bonus Mile/Point Offers for February!  This post is of course for bonuses for flying this month however many of these offers go beyond so don't count them out for flights you need to book past this month. If none of th…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:53pm -
  • Top 5 Hotel Stay Bonuses for Airline Programs this February
    Here are our Top 5 Hotel Stay Bonus Airline Mile/Point offers for February! This post is for bonuses that you credit to an airline frequent flyer program. Many of these offers go beyond this month so don't count them out for stays you're book p…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:42pm -
  • Top 5 Car Rental Bonus Mile/Point offers for February
    Here are our Top Car Rental Bonuses for February!  Many of these offers go beyond this month so don't count them out for rentals you need to book further down the road!  Keep in mind sometimes the rates paid for some of these offers may cost m…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:30pm -
  • February 5 Bonus Offer Highlight: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer - 1,000 Bonus Miles per night for your 1st hotel stay booked with Rocketmiles
    Nice to see a new take on a Rocketmiles first time booking bonus! Typically a first time booking bonus with Rocketmiles has always been 3,000 miles no matter what. Great for a 1 or 2 night stay but what if you are booking a longer stay? That's where…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:27pm -
  • Miles & More: Triple Miles for Accor stays worldwide + a chance to win 80,000 miles
    Accor Hotel's 80 Days Around the World promotions continue to be released! These are offers for earning bonus miles with several of their airline partners and the latest is Miles & More. The promotion also has a contest component where you can win 80…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 1:22pm -
  • WestJet Rewards: Fast Track to Silver Elite Status
    WestJet is at it again with another Fast Track elite status offer! Unlike previous offers that pushed you to Gold Status this one boosts your status to Silver. Granted it takes less spend than the Fast Track to Gold offers we have seen and really…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 8:59pm -

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • new16 Delicious Places to Eat in NYC
    New York City is one of the best foodie cities in the world! You could eat at a different restaurant every meal, never repeat yourself, and would still need a few lifetimes to try them all! With three years as a resident under my belt, I've compiled…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • 43 Travel Questions and My (Attempted) Answers
    You asked and I answered! In this big Q&A post, I answer your burning questions - covering everything from visa questions, travel recommendations, and more. There's a lot of good stuff in here, consisting of the kind of information that doesn't warra…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • My (Non-Existent) Itinerary in South America (or How I’m Dealing With My Anxiety)
    Ever juggle too many projects? I'm trying to do eight things while traveling and it's been hard to maintain. In an effort to create more balance in my life, I'm making a change: no more timetables, no more deadlines. Change is coming and it is coming…
    - 8 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 2:22pm -
  • Visiting Isaan: Adventures Through Rural Thailand
    Thailand's Isaan region is one of the most under-visited parts of the country and travelers tend to pass through or skip it altogether. But Isaan will exceed all of your expectations if you let it and is a places where you can get off the trail and s…
    - 12 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • My (Current) Ultimate List of Travel Movies
    Sometimes wanderlust needs to be nurtured and the best way to do it is through film. The greatest movies are the ones that get you itching to pack a bag and head out into the world. This Ultimate List of Travel Movies will inspire you to get off the…
    - 14 days ago Jan 26, 2016, 1:41pm -
  • NOW OPEN: The Ultimate Travel Blogging Course
    My blogging course is now fully open to students! Become a successful travel blogger that will stand the test of time and sweep past your competition. If you ever wanted to know how I've grown my empire, how to build a business, and how to create a t…
    - 19 days ago Jan 21, 2016, 2:27pm -
  • Why this Family Took Their Teens on an Epic RTW Adventure
    The Schwarzes are a middle class family from Iowa that made travel a priority. With two kids in tow, they set out on a round-the-world trip. In this post, they explain how family travel is feasible and share their advice for other families out there!…
    - 22 days ago Jan 18, 2016, 3:15pm -
  • The Foolproof Guide to Staying in Shape While Traveling
    Steve Kamb, creator of Nerd Fitness and author of "Level Up Your Life" gives in-depth advice on how to stay fit while on the road. Included is a workout you can do anywhere, guidelines on how to party, and how to eat without going overboard. If you w…
    - 26 days ago Jan 14, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • The Secret Pool of Kuang Si Waterfall
    Kuang Si waterfall in Luang Prabang is a breathtaking waterfall you shouldn't miss. It was the most beautiful thing I saw during my entire visit to the country. It was gorgeous - almost fairylike. This is the story of my day there and how I came acro…
    - 29 days ago Jan 11, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • My 18 Current Favorite Restaurants in Europe
    After exploring Europe quite a bit last year and gorging on food, these are my new favorite 18 restaurants around the continent. They are definitely places you don't want to miss the next time you travel Europe. The post My 18 Current Favorite Resta…
    - 36 days ago Jan 4, 2016, 2:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 43 days ago 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 -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newThe Top 25 Credit Cards

    - 5 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:16am -
  • February AwardWallet Codes
    Here are this month’s free AwardWallet codes for you quick clickers.  Log into your account, click “Upgrade Using A Coupon,” and apply a code. This will upgrade your account for 6 months (even for existing users). Please only take 1 of thes…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:25am -
  • 2 More Chances For Romance
    Thanks to a few of you for sending these 1-800-Flowers deals after yesterday’s post… Get 1750 Southwest points when you spend 30 bucks. Or pick up the same number of JetBlue points using code TB1750. If you pay with an American Express card, ch…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 8:50am -
  • Miles For Romantics
    Turn on the Marvin Gaye, light some candles, and get those Valentine’s Day flowers ordered. Oh, and collect some miles from FTD while you’re at it… 35 Delta miles per dollar spent 30 from United (bonus 250 if you have their credit card) 30 fr…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 8:53am -
  • Surpass Bonus
    Hilton’s Surpass card from is back with a strong 85,000-point offer. As always, with American Express cards, make sure you read the terms if you’ve had the card before.
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 9:00am -
  • Uber Free Ride For Existing Users
    You guys know I’m a sucker for Uber deals… Looks like people with a Visa card saved in their Uber account are getting this $20 ride credit offer. Open up your app and see if it pops up. In less profitable (but more cute) Uber news, the puppies ar…
    - 7 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 8:59am -
  • 2 Card Updates
    Thanks to reader Scott for sending both of these: 50,000 points for Citibank’s ThankYou Premier card is here. And I’ve heard this one more a few people lately – 80,000 points from IHG.
    - 8 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 9:08am -
  • 3,000 Miles For Hotel Bookings
    If you’re new to Rocketmiles or Kaligo, pick up 3,000 miles if you book a stay today. Have a great weekend, nerds!
    - 11 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 9:53am -
  • Money Order Questions
    For whatever reason, I got a bunch of emails yesterday about structuring and depositing money orders. Instead of responding to the questions individually, I thought I’d do it as a post. Here are my answers: First, I’m not a lawyer. If you d…
    - 12 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 9:41am -
  • DirecTV Offers Ending
    VERY observant reader Phil let me know that the DirecTV offers (30,000 miles from United or 25,000 from American) are ending today. Will the offers be extended as they have in the past? I would guess so, but can’t say for sure.
    - 13 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 10:05am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newBBVA 5x Promo – Will it Work & How to Maximize
    The BBVA NBA card offers 5% cashback on all purchases during All-Star weekend and the two weeks on the NBA finals. The upcoming promo will run Feb. 12th – Feb. 14th. BBVA Compass NBA TripleDouble American Express Card Review: 5x Everywhere & 20,000…
    - 17 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • new16 Things Everybody Should Know About Capital One Credit Cards
    Capital One isn’t the most popular credit card issuer (due to #1 on this list) but sometimes they offer big sign up bonuses so they are still worth considering (especially when you combine #2 and #3 for multiple cards with frozen reports). Here are…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • new5% Off All eGiftcards At Cardcash Sitewide ‘PHEW16’ Promotion
    he Offer Cardcash is offering 5% of all gift cards site wide when you use the promotional code ‘PHEW16’ The Fine Print Expires 2/9/2016 11:59PM EST Our Verdict Keep in mind CardCash codes as 5x for Chase Ink. Unfortunately most of their more popu…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:23am -
  • new[YMMV] United Shopping Portal Bonus: Spend $300, Receive 1,000 Bonus Points
    The Offer The United Shopping Portal is offering a bonus miles promotion for February, not everybody is able to get this offer. It’s as follows: Spend $175 and receive 500 bonus miles (extra 2.86x miles per dollar spent) Spend $300 and receive 1,00…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:40pm -
  • newRecap: Free Burger & Burrito, $5 Food Voucher, Turning Discover Cash Into Miles, OmniChannel & More
    Chase Freedom Weekends Free $5 Food and Beverage Voucher at Madison Square Garden by Maximizing Money. Much better than their normal deal where you get $5 off at select food establishments, this can be used at any of them. United Introduces New Perk…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:27pm -
  • newFree Returns for Purchases Paid with Paypal [2016]
    The Offer Direct Link Purchase an item and pay entirely with Paypal, and get the benefit of free returns. Paypal will reimburse the cost of up to 11 returns over the course of 2016. Up to $30 reimbursement for each return. Request a refund here The F…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 7:44pm -
  • newA Beginners Guide To Bank Account Bonuses
    Lots of banks (and credit unions) offer sign up bonuses when you set up a new account with them, they are hoping that by offering these bonuses you’ll sign up for an account and make it your primary account. We can use the banks greed to our advant…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 4:30pm -
  • newGogo In-Flight Internet Class Action Lawsuit for Recurring Charges
    Gogo Class Action Settlement Direct Link The plaintiffs allege that Gogo improperly enrolled customers in a plan and recurrently charged their credit cards without obtaining proper authorization from them. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that custo…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 3:30pm -
  • newGet A Once A Day E-mail With All Of Our Posts
    Daily E-mails I get a lot of e-mails with different ways people want to read the site, some people don’t like the weekly newsletter with all of our posts as sometimes the time sensitive deals are dead. It’s actually possible to get one e-mail eve…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:30pm -
  • new14 Things Everybody Should Know About Discover Credit Cards
    Discover is a bit unique, they run their own payment network and also issue their own credit cards. In this post we’ll look at X things everybody should know about these credit cards, but we’re only looking at cards that Discover issues not cards…
    - 24 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 1:30pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • New Sandy Spring Bank $25 Referral Bonus
    Sandy Spring Bank $25 Referral Bonus: If you live in Maryland or Virginia and you know someone who needs a new checking account, you should refer them to Sandy Spring Bank so you can receive a $25 Cash Bonus. As long as you have your own …
    - 58 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Fort Worth Community Credit Union Care Checking Review: $125 Promotion
    For residents of Fort Worth, Texas, you can earn an opportunity to receive a $125 maximum bonus, when you open a Care (Free) Checking account with Fort Worth Community Credit Union. When you open a checking account, you will also receive No Monthl…
    - 58 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 10:36pm -
  • New Astoria Bank $50 Checking Bonus
    Astoria Bank $250 Bonus Offer: Those of you living in New York have the chance to earn a $50 Bonus after signing up for any checking account from Astoria Bank. When you open a new checking account, they will automatically deposit $50 after yo…
    - 58 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • Dell Free $200 eGift Card Bonus with Vizio 55″ HDTV Purchase
    Dell offers a Free $200 eGift Card Bonus when you purchase the 55″ Vizio D55u-D1 4K Smart 120Hz LED HDTV with free Wall Mount for $670.99, promotion ends December 14, 2015. Shipping is free for this item.  Don’t forget to sign up for Dell Adv…
    - 58 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 4:10pm -
  • Samsung Pay $200 Free Gift Code
    Samsung Pay offers $200 Free Gift Code when you activate the app on any eligible Galaxy smartphone, add a compatible card and submit a claim, promotion available through January 20, 2016. If you lease or purchase a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6…
    - 58 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 3:07pm -
  • Hot Deals – KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, RAVPower Compact Car Jump Starter
    Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Today we have the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, RAVPower Compa…
    - 58 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 2:02pm -
  • New Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Review: 50,000 Bonus Points
    If hotels stays become a norm and you find yourself favoring a particular brand, a hotel credit card may be advantageous and very rewarding. Carefully research your options because there are many to choose from. However, do consider the Marriott Re…
    - 59 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 11:14pm -
  • New Salem Five Bank $100 Checking Bonus
    Salem Five Bank $100 Bonus Offer: Anyone can earn a $100 Bonus after signing up for a Star, Gold Star, or eOne Checking/Savings combo account from Salem Five Bank. You can receive this bonus as long as you open an eligible account, follow the…
    - 59 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • New Apple Bank $100 Checking Bonus
    Apple Bank $100 Bonus Offer: If you live in New York and you’re looking for a new checking account, you should sign up with Apple Bank so you can earn a $100 Bonus. When you open a new ExtraValue Checking or Grand Yield Now Checking accoun…
    - 59 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • HomeStreet Bank Select Checking Review: $200 Promotion
    If you live in Hawaii, Oregon, or Washington, and you need a checking account with no monthly fees or minimum balance requirement, then open a SelectPlus or Select Checking account with HomeStreet Bank to have an opportunity to earn a $200 cash b…
    - 59 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 6:41pm -

Travel Codex

  • newLife and the Pursuit of Happiness
    I’ve been absent from the blog for over a week, and while that doesn’t mean it’s been quiet — in fact, Tahsir and Amol wrote some very provocative content — I think the circumstances deserve some explanation. It goes to the heart of what mo…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:44pm -
  • I Was Detained By The Police For Manufactured Spending
    Disclaimer: I was at no time arrested. Anything you read on this post is indicative of a personal experience that occurred and should not be used as advice. This is a true story and it should be read as just a story.  Background As many of you know,…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Citi Makes ThankYou Rewards Easier to Understand
    Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program is one of my main credit card rewards programs, and also my longest tenured program – I’ve been a member for almost 8 years now.  In recent years, the value of ThankYou Points has actually increased. I used to v…
    - 7 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 12:05pm -
  • United to Launch Non-Stop Service to Singapore with Boeing Dreamliner
    Singapore is a major hub for international trade and finance. Singapore Airlines staked out a strong position in the city-state before the current era of Middle East carriers began increasing the competition, but every airline — Delta, Singapore,…
    - 11 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 9:58pm -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Delta Air Lines Upgrade Rules
    Today I’m wrapping up my series on upgrade policies for domestic carriers in the United States. I’ve had fun and learned a lot as I poke around through the fine print. It’s not that I didn’t know all the answers before, just as I’m sure al…
    - 11 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 8:04pm -
  • Watch the Boeing 737 MAX Make Its First Flight in Seattle
    Sometime in the next 15 to 45 minutes, Boeing will operate the first test flight of the 737 MAX here in the Pacific Northwest. The clock is counting down to 9:00 AM although weather could impact the actual departure time. You can follow along with…
    - 11 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 4:48pm -
  • Stay at SLS Las Vegas to Earn Bonus Points, a Free Night, or Uber Credit
    Starwood has been heavily promoting the SLS Las Vegas hotel since it announced a new partnership with the property late last year. This is partly because it’s one of a handful Tribute Portfolio hotels, a new brand that Starwood unveiled about th…
    - 12 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 11:42pm -
  • The Ultimate Guide to American Airlines Upgrade Rules

    - 12 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 2:30pm -
  • Are Ultimate Rewards Best Used for Buying Airfare Now?
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   Recently I’ve been criticizing Chase Ultimate Rewards, writing about how they’re falling behind many of the other major bank programs such as Citi ThankYou and Amex Membership Rewards. I won’t rel…
    - 12 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 12:05pm -
  • Three Changes Coming to Alaska Airlines that Weren’t Announced on Monday
    Last night I enjoyed attending a party at the Museum of Flight for many of Alaska Airlines’ employees, business partners, and customers to celebrate the new brand unveiled on Monday afternoon. And this morning I passed through the airport on an ear…
    - 13 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 3:09pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newAmerican $40 one-way LAX/SAN-DFW, $58 SFO-DFW
    American Airlines is matching or undercutting Spirit fares on several routes between Dallas DFW and western states airports. There are far more dates for low fare departures from California airports to Dallas DFW than from DFW to California. Los Ange…
    - 13 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:04pm -
  • newAre Mileage Runs Still Worth It? An Analysis of Delta Air Lines SkyMiles and Medallion Benefits
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016  by John @laptoptravel Quick Note:  I am posting this a a guest article on behalf of René, who is a bit under the weather. Hope you get better soon, buddy! Once upon a time, the backbone and foundation of the points and…
    - 14 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:03pm -
  • newReview: Qatar Airways A320 First Class Dubai To Doha
    Upon boarding through the forward door we were greeted by the cabin manager and pointed towards our seats. I was thrilled to see that this flight was operated by an A320 featuring Qatar's updated regional product.As a point of reference, Qatar's "ol…
    - 15 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:02pm -
  • new[READER QUESTION] What Types of Travel Insurance are Covered on Award Travel?
    Generally speaking, if you have purchased your ticket with a travel credit card, you are automatically entitled to a few types of coverage (most of the time): emergency medical insurance, trip interruption, trip cancellation, baggage theft and delay,…
    - 17 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • newLove is… a Qatar Airways 2-4-1 sale

    - 31 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:46pm -
  • newLove is… a Qatar Airways 2-4-1 sale

    - 31 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:46pm -
  • newNew JetBlue Sale Starting At $39
    JetBlue is back with another sale and this one is starting at $39. That does not cover all cities but if you have travel coming up, check their sale as it could save you money!The post New JetBlue Sale Starting At $39 appeared first on Running with…
    - 59 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:18pm -
  • newDelta Sky Club Breakfast
    I’m really starting to like Delta’s enhanced food options in the Sky Club, especially he Delta Sky Club Breakfast options.  In the past before the enhanced Sky Club option, I would have considered alternative airport club lounges like the Club a…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:50am -
  • newSave $40 at Hilton Garden Inn Hotels with Amex Offers!
    A new Amex Offers promotion just came out where you can get a $40 statement credit with a $200+ purchase at a Hilton Garden Inn hotel. This is a great promotion where you can essentially get up to 20% off your hotel stay! And the best thing about t…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:44am -
  • newIntroducing Extreme Stacking (and our new Lab Manager)
    The other day I wanted to use one of my 1800Flowers gift cards to send flowers to a friend.  And, believe it or not, I couldn’t remember the best current promo code to use for the order.  So, I hunted around this website to find my latest posts a…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:25am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newThe Best Ways to Earn Points from Uber
    Back in the early 2000’s, I used to joke that I was never going to pay for anything on the internet because everything seemed to be free. New companies were popping up every day and they had so much investor money that they were giving away product…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:21am -
  • Yet Another Reason Not to Buy Miles
    This I don’t understand. Airlines are constantly sending offers to sell you miles directly, allowing you to build your balance without having to take one of those bothersome fights. Mileage purchases are generally bad deals. Otherwise, airlines wou…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 2:46am -
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts and A Retirement
    For Your Sweetie… Normally, I find that flowers work very nicely for Valentine’s Day and there are always opportunities to earn extra miles, such as this promotion to get 30 miles per dollar spent at FTD.com. But why stop there? Take your sweetie…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 10:26pm -
  • American Gives Us More Info on Product Upgrades
    A year ago, American Airlines announced that it would be spending $2 billion on upgrades to the in-flight product. It seemed to confirm that statement on its most recent quarterly conference call that it would be spending $1.2 billion in 2016 on “n…
    - 7 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 10:26pm -
  • Citibank Checking Account Bonuses are Back, but…
    We’ve grown accustomed to earning miles from signing up for credit cards, but they come less frequently when signing up for a bank account. Citibank, however, is one of the few that always seems to have some sort of bonus for opening a bank account…
    - 8 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 10:15pm -
  • Intercontinental Devalues Points on the High End
    Well, it had to happen. Intercontinental Hotels raised the high end of its reward prices from 50,000 points to 60,000 points for the most expensive hotels. It did so on only 13 hotels, and they were in places that you would expect, such as Paris, San…
    - 9 days ago Jan 31, 2016, 8:06pm -
  • Airbnb Goes Themed and a Las Vegas Starwood Promotion
    Apparently, the Airbnb market has gotten pretty competitive. Over the long run, that should be good for customers, as competition will lower prices. To keep prices higher, some properties are going to interesting lengths to generate a premium. The Ne…
    - 11 days ago Jan 30, 2016, 1:09am -
  • Carlson Hotels is up for Sale
    Merger-mania is coming back to the hotel space, as Carlson Hotel Group, known for its Radisson brands, has put itself up for sale. Carlson, the former owner of TGI Fridays,* ran the eponymous “Club Carlson” rewards program. The program itself was…
    - 12 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 3:52am -
  • JetBlue to Upgrade…Cabin Interior
    While it already has the best entertainment for everyone and high-speed internet access with Fly-Fi, JetBlue is taking it up again, introducing several new or improved features to the 100 A320 aircraft. Features Wi-Fi will be available gate-to-gate,…
    - 13 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 1:32am -
  • Bad Advice from Andie MacDowell
    Okay, it’s been a rough weekend, so we’re keeping this one short. Bad Advice from Andie MacDowell Apparently, Andie MacDowell was not happy with AA after they moved her to coach with her dog when she had paid for first. Truthfully, reading throug…
    - 15 days ago Jan 25, 2016, 1:41am -

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...
    - 70 days ago 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...
    - 92 days ago 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...
    - 100 days ago 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.
    - 32 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:45pm -
  • newIntroduction
    Hello Everyone, I am new here in this forum.
    - 59 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:18pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 10:53am -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 10:49am -
  • newAmerican Express Platinum
    Seems like there is a new round of American Express platinum 100k MR offers going around. My wife just received one today in the mail... Just in time for her next AOR... Anyone else getting them?
    - 8 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 5:35am -
  • newQuestion re: EXP Status Qualification for Flying Using Amex MR Points
    I have enough Amex MR points to cover a Business/First trip from Colombia to the USA. Doing so will save me a big expense on one of this year's trips, but I'm not sure about EQM earnings.If these tickets earn the same as a paid ticket, then I want t…
    - 11 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:58am -
  • 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…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 9:45pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 16 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:53pm -
  • newWhere the Widebodies Fly
    Looking for flights within the US operated by widebody aircraft? Here’s a relatively easy way to find them.Just plug in a travel date – the other three fields are optional – and you’ll get back a list of the routes scheduled to fly with a wi…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:33pm -
  • newNYT: Airlines Reap Record Profits, and Passengers Get Peanuts
    Link:"Helped by falling oil prices, airlines are reporting record profits, but for many passengers this sudden bonanza has meant little more than extra bags of free peanuts and pretzels.The four biggest domestic carriers — American...NYT: Airlines…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 6:05pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • new1st First queries
    Hi Guys, Quick one. Thanks to this forum I've booked my 1st first LHR to PHL 17:15 on the 27th August using 40k avios on top of an EX-CPH sale. Very pleased though I won't get too excited given some opinions I read here! ;) Looking forward...
    - 26 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:51pm -
  • newLCY current security wait times?
    Afternoon all - off from LCY for first time in a long time tomorrow, 0835 departure. Planning to get to the airport about 0750, HBO, already checked in. Is that enough time? It was last time I travelled but aware the world has turned since...
    - 29 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:48pm -
  • newAny Experiences With TSA Harassment During the Super Bowl?
    I found this article on the TSA website (https://www.tsa.gov/news/top-stories/2016/02/05/tsa-provides-security-support-super-bowl-50): ---Quote--- TSA is deploying more than two dozen passenger screening canine teams, behavior detection and...
    - 38 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:39pm -
  • newGrubMarket conga
    How GrubMarket works: Browse thousands of farm-fresh organic produce items and natural products. No subscriptions fees - just shop when you want. Make a GrubMarket purchase of $49 or more, receive $10 off, and the person who referred you...
    - 40 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:37pm -
  • newIced tea not included in regional Buisness class?
    Flyertalk, I recently took a trip in Buisness class which should have been $16 was instead $32 because of the "fare bucket difference" 16 for the upgrade $16 for the fare difference which to me sounds a little bit unfair but I decided to pay it...
    - 43 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:34pm -
  • newBA2645 12:55 MLA-LGW live delay report!
    MLA ground staff are making a right farce of things here. The check in was done manually and the inevitable wring headcount has now occurred. The ground staff are walking through the plane checking every single passport again to match it up to their.…
    - 46 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:31pm -
  • newNew Business Class
    Hi How can you be sure the 77W you are on has the new Business Class? If they are selling PE is this a guarantee? Any pros and cons of taking the 77W vs 788 if they both have the new J? thanks
    - 59 mins ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:18pm -
  • newAmex Partnership to end on April 15th
    I received a letter today from Amex stating that my Platinum card will no longer earn me Accor Platinum after April 15th. Anyone who hasn't got membership can apply up until this date. Anyone whose existing membership expires on or before April..…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:32am -
  • newSheraton Club Lounge
    Hi all, I was just approved for the AMEX SPG Business card which includes access to the Sheraton Club Lounge. Does anyone know if I still get access on reward stays ?
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:03am -
  • newChange in Requalification Requirements for Elite Plus?
    It appears that TK may be changing its requalification criteria for E+ to either 40,000 miles after one year or 80,000 miles after two years. I saw this today on an electronic statement but maybe there was a mistake. Is anyone else aware of such a...
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:00am -

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Johnny Jet

  • newWhat to Wear for a Romantic Dinner on the Road
    My wife is always laughing at me because I’m not the most stylish dresser. And things only seem to get worse when we’re traveling. The problem is that I’m a carry-on only guy and don’t have room to fill my bag with fancy clothes. However, one…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 10:22pm -
  • newWhat You Need to Know: Zika Virus and Travel Refunds
    The Zika virus is a serious matter and I wrote this tip back on January 19: Why Pregnant Women Should Consider Postponing Travel to Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, the affected areas have expanded and people are on edge, especially preg…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:52pm -
  • newTravel Webcam of the Week: Budapest, Hungary
    Like this feature? Check out past Travel Webcam of the Week posts, Tweeter of the Week posts and Travel Instagrammer of the Week posts! Budapest, Hungary (earthtv.com/en/camera-destination/budapest-hungary) One of the most underrated cities in…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:20pm -
  • newTravel Instagrammer of the Week: Greg Sideris
    Like this feature? Check out past Travel Instagrammer of the Week posts, Travel Tweeter of the Week posts and Travel Webcam of the Week posts! Greg Sideris (gregsideris) Greg Sideris was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, where he now works a…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:04pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Think Twice About Trips in Late March
    Think Twice About Trips in Late March My friend and #TravelSkills chat co-host Chris McGinnis recently ran a post about why you should, “If possible, avoid traveling during the last two weeks of March this year.” Here’s why, as he explains it:…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 8, 2016, 5:00pm -
  • Reader Travel Tip of the Day: How to Make a Hotel Room Feel More Like Home
    How to Make a Hotel Room Feel More Like Home Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Valencia G. of Chicago, who says: “Anytime I stay away from home I always take my own bedd…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 5:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Kristin Addis
    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: Kristin Addis Occupation: Travel blogger, influencer,…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: How to Avoid a Frighteningly Common Car Seat Risk
    How to Avoid a Frighteningly Common Car Seat Risk In a recent episode of TODAY, Jeff Rossen reported on a danger posed to many young children in winter that parents may not be aware of. Basically, when a child is wearing a big winter jacket and is…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 5:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: How to Pack Your Ski Gear Better
    How to Pack Your Ski Gear Better With ski and snowboard season upon us, you may be traveling with your ski gear soon. From a recent Allianz Global Assistance ski cheat sheet, here are a few tips to consider as you pack: “A little forethought when t…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Eric Stoen
    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: Eric Stoen Occupation: Travel writer and photographer…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 2:00pm -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • newSingapore Airlines Awards, Bank Bonuses, IRA Rules, Korean Meth
    We show you how to book Singapore Airlines awards, make a killing with bank bonuses, bring to your attention some IRA rules you should be aware of, learn about North Korean Meth, travel to Seoul before you do Meth, watch … read moreThe post Singap…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:46am -
  • Credit Cards in the Future, Overwater Accommodations, Vietnam
    We bring you the ways to use credit cards in the future, visit gorgeous overwater accommodations, checkout Vietnam War pics from the other side, HSA tips and more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This … read more…
    - 1 day ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:30am -
  • Bengazi Miles, AA Awards to New Zealand, Budapest, Fish
    We read the trials of Bengazi Miles dude, book AA Awards to New Zealand if you can still find them, marvel at Budapest & empty 787 interior, get hit with fish and more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. … read moreThe post Bengazi Miles,…
    - 2 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 11:01am -
  • How to Support TBB – February 2016
    I am at a conference in Orlando and I AM keeping up with Feedly but I just don’t have the time to do the blog post. Very sorry about that. So I am taking the opportunity to do my monthly … read moreThe post How to Support TBB – February 2016 a…
    - 4 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 11:25am -
  • SW Companion Pass, Hilton Cat 2, Gorgeous Indoor Pools
    We breath a sense of relief on the future of the SW Companion Pass, check out the list of Hilton Cat 2 hotels, swim in gorgeous indoor pools & much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In … read moreThe post SW Companion Pass…
    - 5 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 6:56am -
  • Thank You Rewards, AA Doug Parker interview, Cave Lodgings
    We dig into Thank You Rewards, read an interview of AA CEO Doug Parker, visit awesome cave lodgings & weddings around the world & lots more to laugh & learn!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That … read moreThe post Thank Yo…
    - 6 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Pay Taxes & Earn Miles, IHG Rewards Gems, Tree Camping
    We show you how to pay taxes & earn miles if you think it is worth it, find two tiny IHG Rewards Gems, go tree camping, travel to Monrovia & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In … read moreThe post Pay Taxes & Earn Miles,…
    - 7 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 11:30am -
  • Kosovo, Airline Fees, Selfie Fatalities, Drone Racing League
    We travel to Kosovo, learn about airline fees, weep over selfie fatalities, get our kicks in the new Drone Racing League, learn best social media tips & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This … read moreThe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 11:30am -
  • IHG Rewards Devaluation, Open AA Awards, Delta Upgrades
    We weep together on yet another IHG Rewards devaluation, get the motor burning some AA miles, learn the rules on Delta Upgrades, visit the Hyatts in Cancun and much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That … read moreThe…
    - 9 days ago Jan 31, 2016, 11:30am -
  • More on Structuring, American Airlines Upgrade Rules, Kukeri
    We learn more on Structuring transactions, get up to date on the American Airlines upgrade rules, travel to Bulgaria and its weird Kukeri festival & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is … read more…
    - 11 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 11:30am -