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The Points Guy

  • new10 Hyatt Properties that Make for Awesome Award Redemptions
    One complaint you won’t hear from award travel enthusiasts is that there aren’t enough places we want to go. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen stretches that list even further as he shares his favorite Hyatt properties…
    - 58 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:08pm -
  • newTravel Rewards Credit Card Combinations to Explore East Asia
    When talking about award travel, it’s easy to focus on earning points and miles, and lose sight of the actual traveling. Today, however, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr offers a detailed analysis of how you can use your travel rewards to explore Ea…
    - 18 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 7:39pm -
  • newAir France KLM 50% off Flying Blue Promo Awards for May-June
    Flying Blue, the mileage program of SkyTeam partners Air France, KLM and Air Europa, offers Promo Awards each month that enable you to book award flights for as little as half of the miles normally needed on some routes and in certain cabins. Th…
    - 20 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 5:59pm -
  • newHilton Latest Hotel Chain to Offer Free WiFi
    Free WiFi is fast becoming less of a benefit and more of a given for hotel guests around the world. Whereas even a year ago many of the major chains charged everyone but elites for using WiFi while smaller hotels enticed business travelers with the…
    - 22 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 4:14pm -
  • newHotel Openings Worldwide For March 2015

    - 23 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 2:59pm -
  • How to Avoid Excess Toll Road Charges for Rental Cars
    An important part of maximizing your travel is minimizing your costs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can trim your car rental budget by avoiding excess toll charges. Toll roads are becoming increasingly…
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 1:08pm -
  • Which Credit Card with Transferable Points Is Best for Gas?
    TPG reader Cindy tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “What is the best credit card to use for gas purchases that allows you to transfer points to airlines?” Even though gas prices have been coming down, you should still be maximizing and earning…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 3:29pm -
  • Can I Book One-Way AAdvantage Awards Using US Airways Miles?
    TPG reader Daniel emailed me to ask: “I have US Airways Dividend Miles, and I was wondering if I could use them to book a one-way award ticket on American Airlines?” Strictly speaking, the answer is yes — you can book a one-way award, but unfor…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 2:59pm -
  • Why Do You Recommend Transferring Chase UR Points to Hyatt?
    TPG reader Dan emailed me to ask: “In several blog posts, you mention that you get more value from Ultimate Rewards points if you use them with Hyatt, but it seems like points transfer 1:1. Can you please explain?” I don’t mean to say that you…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 2:29pm -
  • Should I Use My SkyMiles ASAP Due to New Program Changes?
    TPG reader Jonathan tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy — “Would you advise redeeming Delta SkyMiles ASAP given the uncertainty/possibility of additional 2015 program changes/devaluations?” Delta always keeps me on my toes. I feel like there ar…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 1:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newBeat the ‘Small City Tax’ When Flying
    I love living in Savannah, Georgia. It’s a small yet diverse city with great food, an amazing history and some of the most beautiful and historic green spaces in the country. My home is wonderful, but when I try to travel anywhere, my flights are a…
    - 6 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 8:00am -
  • newScore a Couple of Free Hotel Nights (With a Single Credit Card!)
    Last week, I showed you how to score a single free flight, either for one person or two, with a single credit card. Travel goals differ from person to person and for someone looking to get into the world of points and miles, a short-term, attainable…
    - 15 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • newSeeing the World in a Weekend – Jakarta, Indonesia
    Selecting Jakarta, Indonesia as our latest destination was truly overestimating the amount of travel that can be accomplished in a long weekend. With 44 hours on the plane (26 of which were in business class and 18 in coach) and 29 hours on the groun…
    - 18 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Rick’s Picks: The Application Cycle Never Stops
    Serious miles and points junkies are constantly involved in all the facets of the application cycle — it never stops. Let me show you what I mean with where we stand right now. Katy last applied for credit cards on November 19, and my applications…
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Reader Success Stories: Miles for Emergencies
    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 Mar 1, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Happy Birthday to Us! PMM Travel Consulting Celebrates First Anniversary; Now Hiring
    One year ago today, PMM Travel Consulting was officially launched. At the time of our launch I was confident that we would be successful, but I had no idea what to expect. Today, I am extremely proud to say that the first year has indeed been a succ…
    - 3 days ago Feb 28, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Top 10 Luxury Hyatt Resorts You Can Book for Free
    One of the great things about this hobby is that it makes luxury travel more affordable. Saving up enough points and miles for a stay of 2+ nights at one of these resorts isn’t always easy. If you’re traveling with a family, getting enough points…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Significant Improvements on the Way for Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card
    The American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card (Amex PRG) is one of the best personal cards available for domestic day to day spending, as it earns 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines and 2X points at U.S. gas stations and U.S. superm…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 10:00pm -
  • Maximize Your Family Award Strategy: American Express Everyday
    My favorite no-fee points earning credit card is the Amex Everyday Credit Card. It has no annual fee, charges no fees for additional cardholders, comes with a 0% introductory interest rate for 15 months and allows for points to be transferred to any…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Dream Scenario: My Favorite IHG Free Night Redemptions
    One of the best hotel credit cards out there is the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase. Not only does it currently offer a 70,000 point sign-up bonus, but those points can also be used to book their all-inclusive resorts. Meanwhile, the c…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 8:00am -

One Mile at a Time

  • newWhy You Should Apply For The Chase Ink Cash Credit Card
    In early February I wrote a post about the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which I consider to be the single most valuable credit card in the market. For me it's a "super card," given that it offers double points on dining and travel, no foreign tra…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:33pm -
  • newHow To Redeem Miles For Emirates First Class
    Reader Cynthia left the following question on the blog recently:"Hi, I was hoping to do a splurge Emirates first class flight from NY to Dubai with my mum on November, just like what you did you your dad, but when searching on the Alaska website, I…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:03am -
  • newHow To Make Hyatt Diamond Guest Of Honor Reservations
    In mid-February, Hyatt Gold Passport announced a couple of new Diamond benefits.The most exciting new benefit is called Guest Of Honor, whereby when a Diamond member makes a points booking for someone else, they'll receive the full Diamond benefits.…
    - 15 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 11:03pm -
  • newA Traveling CEO Chimes In With Top Tips For Avoiding Jetlag
    Business Insider had an amusing story today about how to avoid jetlag. They get their tips from John Thompson, who has worked as an executive in the tech industry for eons.I rarely spend more than a week on a single continent and so far this year ha…
    - 17 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 9:33pm -
  • newClub Carlson Offering Targeted Triple Points Promotion
    I usually don't write about targeted promotions, but I think the context on this one is sufficiently interesting to warrant a post.Back in the day Hyatt offered a "Faster Free Nights" promotion year after year, which is arguably the most lucrative p…
    - 18 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 8:03pm -
  • newCostco Replaces American Express With Citi For Exclusive Agreement
    A few weeks ago it was announced that American Express and Costco will be terminating their relationship as of March 31, 2016:“We are proud of the value created over many years for Costco, for our Card Members and for our shareholders,” said Ken…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 6:45pm -
  • newReview: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen
    After a couple of nights at the perfectly functional Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen, it was time to head over to the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen, which is generally more highly rated.For our two night stay the rate was either 1595DKK (~…
    - 21 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 5:33pm -
  • newHas Cathay Pacific Been Removed As an Amex Transfer Partner?
    Of the three major bank-issued transferable points currencies, American Express Membership Rewards has the most airline transfer partners. By last count, they had 17 airline transfer partners:However, I've received several comments and emails from r…
    - 22 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • newHilton Offering Free Wifi Globally Starting In August 2015
    The past year or so we've really seen the major hotel chains "evolve" when it comes to their complimentary wifi offerings.IHG Rewards Club was the first to offer all members of their loyalty program free wifi. Then Marriott, Starwood, and Hyatt foll…
    - 23 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • Marriott Points Expiration Policy Being Updated
    For a while, IHG Rewards Club and Marriott Rewards have been outliers by not having a points expiration policy. Meanwhile Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, Starwood Preferred Guest, and many other hotel loyalty programs do have points expire after…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 9:03pm -

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

  • newHacking Walt Disney World
    At a frequent flyer get together late last year, I had the pleasure of dining with a woman who is an expert in all things Disney (or, at least, much more expert than me in anything Disney, so that’s good enough for me).  She was telling me a numbe…
    - 3 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 11:25am -
  • Manufacturing spend: What’s safe?
    I write often about techniques for manufacture spend.  These are techniques designed to increase credit card spend in ways that result in getting most or all of your money back.  The purpose of these techniques is to help meet minimum spend require…
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 11:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 3/1/2015
    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 Mar 1, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Transferable Points Programs, Amex Reload Problems & Solutions, Frozen Credit Reports & 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 and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Cancelling my…
    - 3 days ago Feb 28, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: Using Hipmunk to book ITA Matrix flights
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   I’ve already written a few times about how much I like using Google Flights when I’m booking a trip. But while Google Flights is incredibly fast, it still can’t compete with the power of its big b…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 11:25am -
  • Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads working again
    This morning I published a warning that in-store reloads of Bluebird, REDbird (the Target Prepaid REDcard), and Serve cards were not reliably working (view post here).  Most of the day the problems continued, but as of 6pm EST tonight, we started re…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 2:08am -
  • Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads down? Online issues too. Developing…
    UPDATE 2/26/2015, 9:00 pm: Quite a few confirmations of successful loads have now rolled in.  Unless we hear otherwise, I believe the load issue is now fixed.  ALL CLEAR! UPDATE 2/26/2015, 8:30 pm: As of 6pm EST, we now have two reports are success…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 1:26pm -
  • A quick guide to transferable points programs
    Since I’m a points hoarder (explanation found here), I’m a huge fan of transferable points programs.  These are programs that allow you to transfer points to multiple loyalty programs at a fair exchange rate (typically 1 to 1).  By collecting p…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 11:25am -
  • US Bank business card employee spend does not count towards spend requirements
    Consider this a public service announcement… A reader reports that she did not earn the full signup bonus from the US Bank Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa card because she attempted to meet part of the minimum spend requirement through spend on…
    - 6 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 1:00am -
  • Banking transferable points and keeping them alive
    Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards have a lot in common between them, besides their similar sounding names.  All three are transferable points programs in which it is possible to convert points to various airl…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 11:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Is the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa free night certificate worthless?
    It's perfectly natural, when you're deeply involved in a hobby like travel hacking, to develop some intuitions that guide your decision making, shortcuts that let you quickly decide whether a given award redemption actually saves you money compared t…
    - 3 days ago Feb 28, 2015, 5:34am -
  • Round two of Chase IHG Rewards Club vs. Hyatt Gold Passport credit cards
    My post on Tuesday comparing the annual free night certificates of the Chase IHG and Hyatt credit cards elicited a lot of well-thought-out responses in the comments section.The responses fell along 3 lines:Commenter JEM: "I generally travel solo, an…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Do this now: Hilton Double your HHonors promotion
    Registration is now open for Hilton's Double your HHonors promotion. Between March 1 and May 31, 2015, earn double base HHonors points or double partner airline miles on paid stays at participating properties (the list of non-participating properties…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Chase credit cards: IHG versus Hyatt (and current rebate offer)
    I've recently mentioned that I've lost interest in chasing credit card signup bonuses. These days, when I periodically reevaluate my miles and points strategy, I decide which cards I want to apply for based on their usefulness for manufactured sp…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 11:00am -
  • One more reason to love Alaska's MVP Gold status
    Until January 1, 2015, the key benefit of Delta Platinum Medallion status was free award changes and redeposits (up to 72 hours before departure). That was for two reasons: Delta would only price and issue award tickets as round-trips, and Delta rel…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 11:00am -
  • More weird Hilton HHonors pricing
    I've written before about "odd" pricing of Hilton premium room awards. Based on my research, I concluded that irregular pricing occurred when a hotel has a high enough fixed value assigned to HHonors points redeemed for premium rooms and, for whate…
    - 11 days ago Feb 20, 2015, 11:00am -
  • How important is diversifying manufactured spend?
    I often highlight a concept I like to call "imputed redemption values:" the dollar cost of a hotel night (after taxes and fees) that makes it worth redeeming that hotel's rewards currency instead of Barclaycard Arrival+ miles earned by manufacturin…
    - 14 days ago Feb 17, 2015, 11:00am -
  • More good news: Barclaycard Arrival+ no longer rounds up redemption amounts
    Barclaycard is the undisputed master in my mind of the marketing technique of "underpromise and overdeliver." It seems like every month they're making small, positive changes and adjustments to improve their flagship proprietary rewards card, the…
    - 15 days ago Feb 16, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Three notes on gift card purchase and liquidation
    There have been a couple developments around gift cards percolating around the travel hacking community for the last week or so. Here's a quick roundup, so readers can use this post to share their own experiences and ideas in the comments.American E…
    - 18 days ago Feb 13, 2015, 11:00am -
  • A good run: AAA Visa gift card axe falls
    I periodically write about AAA Visa gift cards: they're cheap (or free); they're PIN-enabled and thus easily liquidated; and they're available in many, though not all, parts of the country.For those with access to AAA branches selling Visa gift ca…
    - 20 days ago Feb 11, 2015, 11:00am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • newThe AmEx Premier Rewards Gold Card Will Be More Valuable Than Ever
    American Express® recently announced changes to their Premier Rewards Gold Card effective June 1st, 2015. Earlier this year, AmEx got rid of the annual high spend bonus of 15,000 Membership Rewards upsetting a lot of card holders. These new changes,…
    - 3 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 10:54am -
  • How to Hold United Award Tickets Using the PayPal Trick
    Typically I try not to wait until the last minute to book award flights. However while booking my last award flight using United miles it was coming down to the wire—I was trying to book a one-way economy class flight from Buenos Aires to Rio de J…
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 11:08am -
  • How To Get The $50 Statement Credit Offer For The Hyatt Credit Card
    The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase is one of my favorite hotel cards. The card has a unique sign-up bonus of 2 free nights redeemable at any Hyatt property. This alone can easily make up for the semi-low annual fee of $75. Additional benefits include P…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 8:15am -
  • Earn 15,000 SPG Points This Saturday
    The SPG – Uber partnership keeps on rolling out the good news! A few days ago they announced their #SuiteRide promotion where riders in New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, London and Dubai can earn 15,000 SPG points when they select the “SPG Ve…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 6:42pm -
  • $30 Off 4 – Star Hotel Booking On Hot Wire – No Minimum, “Hot Rates” Only
    There is yet another great hotel booking discount promotion, this time Hot Wire is offering $30 USD off when you book a 4-star or higher “Hot Rates” hotel. The promotion says it will go until March 2, 2015, but these deals often end sooner due…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 10:28am -
  • Leveraging The SPG – Uber Partnership To Earn Upto 6X
    This weeks seems to be a busy week for Starwood Preferred Guest. They recently announced a partnership with Uber, an app based taxi service, that can increase your earning potential to 6x per dollar. You can sign-up for an account and receive $20 tow…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 8:12pm -
  • Starwood’s 2015 Property Category Changes
    Starwood’s SPG program recently announced that starting March 10th, 2015 the assigned category of 267 properties will be changing. While ~10.5% of the properties are moving up, ~12% are moving down. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from A…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 10:43am -
  • Flexible Bank-Point Airline Transfer Partner Master Guide (Updated)
    Update 02/25/2015: Qantas added as new Citi ThankYou Rewards transfer partner and other corrections made on transfer chart. If you found this resource helpful check out my other mile & point resources. One aspect that makes flexible reward points…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • SPG Transfer Times – Alaska Airlines
    Starwood points have always been a hot commodity since they can be transferred to 31 different airlines. Additionally you get a 5,000 bonus for every 20,000 points transferred. While these are all great perks for having a ton of Starwood points, ther…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 7:25am -
  • Full Preview List of IHG PointBreaks Hotels is Out – Bookable February 25 to May 31, 2015
    Today IHG released the full list of PointBreaks hotels for stays from February 25 through May 31, 2015. You can book an award night at any of these hotels for only 5,000 points per night, but be sure to book quickly after the list goes live tomorro…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 3:28pm -

MileValue

  • newTop 10 Travel Credit Cards for March 2015
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and first class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford To t…
    - 21 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • newAmazing China Airlines Award Space Now Searchable on Delta.com
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. China Airlines is a Taiwan-based member of SkyTeam, whose flights are bookable with Delta miles. China Airlines recently started flying a world-class flat bed Business Clas…
    - 22 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 4:18pm -
  • Discounted Economy and Business Class Awards for May and June Travel
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. 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 North…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • American vs. United vs. Delta: Best Flat Bed Transcon Award Space
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. American Airlines, United, and Delta fly flat beds on their daily flights between New York-JFK and San Francisco and Los Angeles. Delta also flies its flat beds between New…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 6:12pm -
  • Free Giveaway Friday: 20 Delta Free Drink Coupons
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Generous reader g is giving away 20 Delta coupons that are each good for one beer, cocktail, “wine split,” or headset on board. I’ll pick FIVE WINNERS who each get FO…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 3:33pm -
  • The Only Miles You Can Use Before You Earn Them
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. In a recent Free Credit Card Consultation, Matt wrote: Goal: April 4 – 7 from Chicago (preferably ORD) to San Francisco Bay Area for 2 adults. Ideally, we’d like to fl…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 5:27pm -
  • Singapore Suites Class Awards Get Cheaper
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Singapore Airlines has lowered the fuel surcharges on its flights, which means your Singapore Suites Class bookings are now cheaper. You know Singapore Suites Class as the…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 4:40pm -
  • IHG Rewards PointBreaks List Means $35 Hotels Until May 31
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms through May 31, 2015 for $35 per night. Even if you’ve read other posts on the list, read this. I’ve hone…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 8:43pm -
  • The Airline That Releases Business Class Space to Europe Three Months Out
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. All airlines release award space 11 months out. I’m not sure where that idea came from. Many flights never have any award space released, and flights that do have award s…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 2:34pm -
  • DoT Reasoning for Not Enforcing United Krone Fares Might Doom Mistake Fares
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. A few weeks ago, United’s Danish website was way under-pricing First Class tickets from London to the United States, about $100 to anywhere you wanted to go. United said…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 9:54pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newNew from United: Redeem Miles for Cruises
    Members of United’s MileagePlus program who live in the U.S. may now redeem their miles, alone or in combination with cash, for cruises with more than two dozen cruise lines. Cruise itineraries include the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Mexico,…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 7:09pm -
  • newWin a 9-Day Trip to Ireland for 2
    Enter the Guinness “Ultimate Irish Adventure” sweepstakes by March 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a nine-day trip to Ireland for two, including air, hotels, Irish breakfast daily, a cooking class, Dublin city tour, Belfast city ..…
    - 21 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 4:51pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Points for Uber Rides, United’s Mistake Fares, & 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…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 10:36pm -
  • Marriott Gets Tough on Points Expiration
    This week, the world of miles and points took yet another small step in the direction of stinginess and nastiness with Marriott’s announcement of an upcoming change to its points-expiration policy. According to a longstanding clause in the Marriott…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 6:11pm -
  • Delta Will Upgrade Inflight WiFi
    Slow inflight WiFi got you down? Delta customers can look forward to both faster speeds and more reliable connections when 250 of the airline’s planes are outfitted with Gogo’s satellite-based 2Ku systems. The upgrades will affect Delta’s narro…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 5:30pm -
  • New Hilton Promotion: Double Miles or Points
    Hilton’s recent network-wide promotions have been halfhearted affairs, neither notably generous nor particularly creative. The company’s latest effort is more of the same. Offer Details Between March 1 and May 31, HHonors members can choose to ea…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 4:57pm -
  • PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points
    IHG Rewards today released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through May 31, 2015. Offer Details Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 146 partic…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 7:01pm -
  • Uber Rides Now Earn Starwood Points
    It was inevitable that, sooner or later, Uber would start awarding airline- or hotel-program points for using its service. It turns out to be sooner rather than later, and the loyalty points in question are from the Starwood Preferred Guest ... Read…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 5:44pm -
  • Earn a Free Night After 2 Choice Hotel Stays
    Over the past three years, Choice’s standard offer has become 8,000 points after two stays. Sometimes it’s promoted as such: 8,000 points after two stays. More often though, the headline promotes either a free night or a $50 gift card ... Read Mo…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 7:28pm -
  • DOT: United Need Not Honor Mistake Fares
    Did you hear about United’s “mistake fares” earlier this month: business- and first-class tickets from the U.K. mistakenly priced at $100 or less? Many thousands of travelers did, and gleefully rushed to book trips at the ridiculously low fares…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 6:19pm -

Travel is Free

  • new201 Course: Advanced Posts on Miles and Points
    Take your game to the next level – that’s a large focus for this blog. But this post is a heavy post with tons of concepts and reading material to help more advanced miles and points collectors learn even more besides just hearing about deals. Th…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 4:26am -
  • Best Hotel Rewards Program [InfoGraphic]
    Update: The InfoGraphic now reflects the details of the best rewards programs for 2015, including the T&L Top 500 hotels for 2015. What makes the best hotel rewards program (or best hotel “loyalty” program) is made up of a combination of status…
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 2:56am -
  • Traveling and MSing $20k Cashback a Year
    I’m a little behind this year at only about $2,000 in profit for 2015. But realizing how good of a thing it is, I decided to take it seriously and match my travel expenses this year in cashback. While we went slightly over $20,000 in expenses 2014…
    - 3 days ago Feb 28, 2015, 4:25am -
  • AirAsia Flight Pass is Here! (The AirAsia Hopper)
    Originally this deal got passed around as a kind of a pass with “unlimited” flying for 2 months. While it’s not exactly true, you can get as many as 20 flights in 2 months with this pass, a seriously good deal if you have the time and interest…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 9:58pm -
  • Complete Guide to Hyatt Gold Passport Rewards – Chapter 1: Earning Hyatt Rewards Points
      Chapter 1: Earning Hyatt Rewards Points Earning Hyatt Points via Credit Cards Hyatt is married to Chase. The only transfer option is from Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, and the Hyatt credit card is a Chase card. Thus these are the credit cards tha…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 6:16pm -
  • PointBreaks is out – Feb 25 – May 31
    Quick catch up, if you’re not familiar. Read the post IHG PointBreaks for Beginners and it will catch you up to speed. Basically IHG lists about 160 hotels every 2-3 months that can be redeemed for 5,000 points. But the number of rooms that can be…
    - 7 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 12:37pm -
  • How to Tell the Difference Between Planes [Infographic]
    We fly so much that one day I decided to look around at the planes and also check out the back of the in-flight magazine until I could tell the difference between the big planes. The big planes were super easy and I picked up some more tricks on tell…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 8:14pm -
  • Hidden Credit Card Offers: IHG 80k + $50 & Amtrak 18k + Companion Ticket
    Amtrak 18,000 points + Companion Pass Scott commented a couple of weeks ago saying that he dug up this offer in flyertalk. I didn’t see much info on it other than that people applied and it worked. Here’s the deal. You get 18,000 points for signi…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 2:18am -
  • Deals Of The Week
    I’ve never been one to write about every single deal that comes out. After all, most deals are 20% off a rate that’s 20% more. In other words, most deals are useless. But if there are good deals, I still want to let you know about them. And my co…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 2:16am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • My 2015 Group Tours: Two Trips to Europe!
    At the end of 2013, I started leading group trips. I’ve done four so far and have really enjoyed them. I like meeting readers, exposing others to my travel style and taking them around to some of my favorite places in Europe. I want others to fall…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • What Makes a Nomad a Nomad?
    What makes a nomad a nomad? Or a backpacker a backpacker? How do you define a budget traveler? Am I a nomad because I move around a lot or did I give up the rights to call myself that when I got an apartment? Am I a luxury traveler because I stay in…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 2:31pm -
  • 7 Common Excuses People Use to Avoid Family Travel
    On the third Friday Saturday of every month, Cameron Wears from The Traveling Canucks is here to give us tips and advice on how to travel better with your kids. This is an often requested topic so I’m excited to have him on the team! Here is this m…
    - 10 days ago Feb 21, 2015, 3:06pm -
  • Hogmanay: Edinburgh’s Amazing New Year’s Celebration
    I hate New Year’s Eve. To me, it’s a non-holiday. A night out where bars have an excuse to overcharge customers, people get excited for a twenty second countdown, and you realize after the clock turns over that life is still the same. New Year’…
    - 15 days ago Feb 16, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • How to Stay Safe When You Travel as a Solo Female
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t cover so I brought in an expert to share her advice. This month her…
    - 20 days ago Feb 11, 2015, 2:18pm -
  • 12 Things Not to Do When You Travel
    Travel writers always talk about what to do when you travel. It’s all must-see attractions and things to do. Go here, do this, see that, and act this way. But what about all the things you shouldn’t do on the road? There are plenty of mistakes tr…
    - 22 days ago Feb 9, 2015, 2:24pm -
  • The Great American Road Trip (Part Deux)
    To Americans, there’s nothing that hold more appeal than the classic road trip. It’s built into our cultural DNA dating as far back as the 1920s. In Jazz Age America, the car was a symbol of freedom – a chance to escape your small town and the…
    - 26 days ago Feb 5, 2015, 3:39pm -
  • Has Technology Ruined the Travel Experience?
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. He is our resident expert, trying out new products and seeing what works so you end up with gear that doesn’t break and a…
    - 28 days ago Feb 3, 2015, 2:18pm -
  • My 12 Recommended Books for 2015
    There’s nothing more inspirational than a well-written travel book. It can fill you with awe, wonder, and wanderlust. Books make those 10-hour bus rides through Laos more bearable. They get us excited for new destinations and can change our world v…
    - 29 days ago Feb 2, 2015, 2:01pm -
  • Updates From the Book Tour!
    As the sun rises in Asheville, North Carolina, it is day 12 of my cross-country tour to promote my new book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. This is my seventh stop and I’m having an amazing time driving around the U.S., meeting other travele…
    - 33 days ago Jan 29, 2015, 2:59pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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®…
    - 14 days ago 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…
    - 32 days ago 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…
    - 69 days ago Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced

    - 83 days ago Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • Register Now! American Express Small Business Saturday
    Registration for American Express Small Business Saturday is live! Register all your eligible American Express cards at this link as soon as you can. As I detailed in a previous post, this year’s Small Business Saturday, which occurs on November 29…
    - Nov 17, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • Follow Up: Evolve Money + Discover Card
    This is a follow up to my post over the weekend about Evolve Money’s newest developments. It looks like all is well just like Evolve said! The payment has posted to my Discover account as a regular payment & I already see the Evolve payments postin…
    - Nov 10, 2014, 4:32pm -
  • Evolve Money Now Takes Discover Cards
    I just received an email from Evolve Money about a new feature – they now accept Discover credit cards as payment sources! Previously, they only accepted debit cards or gift cards as payment sources to pay bills. This opens up a nice avenue to earn…
    - Nov 7, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • New Next Generation NEXUS Kiosks Coming
    As a NEXUS member, I just received an email with some significant updates about the kiosk process when traveling by air between the United States & Canada. “Next Generation” kiosks are being installed to provide “faster, more reliable and more…
    - Oct 3, 2014, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories are Live!
    It’s October 1st, the first day of Q4! Let’s get started earning those 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points. Don’t forget to activate your Chase Freedom cards to earn 5 points per dollar spent at the following bonus categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com S…
    - Oct 1, 2014, 4:18pm -
  • Newark Airport Family Day 2014
    Finally, I can tell my nephew, who has been asking me about this since the beginning of summer, the great news. Newark Airport Family Day is back for 2014! We took my nephew the past 2 years and he absolutely loved it. Here are the details: October…
    - Sep 30, 2014, 11:00am -

UPgRD

  • Upgrd 94: Captain Denny
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Captain Denny to discuss customerservice, the CaptainJason Dahl scholarship and frequent flyer news. Disclaimer: The views expressed are thepersonal opinions of the…
    - Oct 14, 2012, 12:09am -
  • Upgrd 93: Airline Predictions 2012
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastOur frequentflyers review our airline predictions from last year and prognosticateon upcoming airline and hotel promotions and changes in 2012.Although our crystal balls were somewhat clouded in 2011 a littlebit o…
    - Feb 23, 2012, 8:00pm -
  • Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastJoin our frequent flyers as wediscuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings ofAmerican Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotionsincluding:Delta may make run at US AirwaysUS Airways evaluate…
    - Feb 3, 2012, 1:00pm -
  • Upgrd 91: Airline Mileage Devaluation
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyer travelpodcast we discuss the recent airline news and changes manyairline mileage programs including:USAirways 100% mile bonus is backUnited and Continental get single operating certi…
    - Dec 3, 2011, 3:19am -
  • Upgrd 90: End of Year Mileage Planning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we discuss Matthew's secretconnecting city, some special offers, and then answer listenersquestions. Topics include:Sale on Delta Club Passes and United Club PassesHilton's reward bo…
    - Oct 27, 2011, 12:00pm -
  • Upgrd 89: Method to the Madness
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast, we are joined by Nicholas Kralev to discuss his newbook Decoding Air Travel. We discuss how you canconstruct your own airfare by looking at the airline tariffs andinventory bu…
    - Aug 14, 2011, 11:42pm -
  • Upgrd 88: Credit Card Churning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Rick, frugal travelguy, to discuss churning credit cards for the most frequentflyer and hotel points. Listen as we discuss:How you can apply for up multiple cr…
    - Jul 27, 2011, 6:10pm -
  • Upgrd 87: Social Flights
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Allen of Corporate Flight Managementto discuss their new program socialflights.com. On social flights,individuals can group together to secure a corporate jet t…
    - Jun 19, 2011, 3:24pm -
  • Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss:A recap of the Frequent Traveler Awards and LuncheonLufthansa A380 SFO inauguralStarwood SPG new promoAAdav…
    - May 24, 2011, 11:22pm -
  • Upgrd 85: Our Travels
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we discuss some recent trips and airline newsincluding:Captain Denny flight with a number of travelers from FlyertalkBehind the scenes tour at SFO before theflightT…
    - Apr 11, 2011, 10:05pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newTo the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas
    As a cruise neophyte, I had few comparison points for my trip on Royal Caribbean’s newly refurbished ship, Freedom of the Seas, except for the clichés about cruises being for the geriatric set. Nothing could be further from my experience on the…
    - 20 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Find iPhone
    Find iPhone I just got my first iPhone last week (full disclosure: Apple sent it to me for a 3-month trial). So far, I love all the apps, but one that really blows me away is the Find iPhone app, which will show you exactly where your iPhone(s) and i…
    - 21 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Randy Greencorn
    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: Randy Greencorn Occupation: Online Travel Publisher Ho…
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Agency Says it is First to Book Cuba
    According to its blog, CheapAir has become the first travel agency to start booking US travel to Cuba since the Obama administration announced the first step in restoring diplomatic regulations with Cuba back in mid-December. But it’s not simp…
    - 4 days ago Feb 28, 2015, 12:57am -
  • 2015 is Full of Purchases, Milestones and Travel for Millennials
    American Express is an advertising partner of JohnnyJet.com, but the opinions and beliefs in this post are those of the author alone, who makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information. Look out for the big spenders and travelers hitti…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 11:30pm -
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 5: La Posada de Santa Fe
    This is the fifth and final part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, the third part here, an…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 11:15pm -
  • Reader Travel Tip of the Day: The Beach Suitcase/Cooler
    The Beach Suitcase/Cooler Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Karol H. (again!), who says: “When traveling to a beach destination, I bring a zip-up, soft-sided (su…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 4: An Art Lover’s Destination
    This is the fourth part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, the third part here, and tune in…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 4:50am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNFL Extra Points Credit Card Review 2015- $100 Cash Back Bonus
    NFL Extra Points Credit Card from Barclays is offering 10,000 BONUS POINTS after $500 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening, equal to $100 in CASH BACK statement credits. There is also a 0% Intro APR for Balance Transfers Period fo…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 9:09am -
  • newFidelity IRA 10% Match Bonus Promotion
    Fidelity is now offering up to 10% IRA match when you move your IRA assets to a Fidelity IRA.  You get between 1% to 10% match of your future contribution for 3 years if you roll over $10,000+ to them. The matching promotion is valid for both new an…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 9:05am -
  • newCostco News: Replacing Amex with Citi and Visa
    Effective April 1, 2016, Costco will no longer accept Amex cards and will start accepting Citibank Visa. Visa would replace American Express as the credit card network for Costco in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on the same date. More than likely, you wil…
    - 6 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 8:33am -
  • newM&T Bank Review: $150 MyChoice Checking Bonus
    For residents of CT, DC, DE, FL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA, & WV, you can now apply online for M&T Bank MyChoice Checking $150 Bonus for setting up direct deposit of at least $100 within 90 days of account opening by March 31, 2015. You’ll enjoy i…
    - 7 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 7:02am -
  • newKeyBank $200 Checking Account Bonus Promotion
    From now until May 1, 2015, you can earn $200 bonus by switching to an eligible KeyBank checking account with offer code ONFT0315 then make at least $1,000 in cumulative direct deposits within 60 days after account opening. KeyBank $200 Checking Acc…
    - 8 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 6:01am -
  • newChase Bank $200 Total Checking Bonus Coupon Code + $50 Saving Coupon
    Chase Bank $250 Checking Savings Bonus Coupon The Chase Bank $200 Total Checking bonus coupon code + $50 Savings Bonus with direct deposit available through April 15, 2015. Available to new Chase checking customers only, you must deposit $100 within…
    - 8 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 5:47am -
  • newBarclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard Review 2015: $400 Statement Credit + 2X Cash Back Rewards
    The Barclaycard Arrival Plus(TM) World Elite MasterCard® is offering 40,000 bonus miles($400 off your next trip) after $3,000 in purchases within the first 90 days from account opening. It’s a new premium travel rewards card with 2.2% cash back to…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 7:01pm -
  • Best Bank Bonuses, Promotions, Deals, Coupons & Referrals, March 2015
    Below is the complete list of bank bonuses nationwide. Read our in-depth review for a complete guide of each bank bonus. Make sure to read all the terms and conditions at the bank's web page to fulfill the bonus requirements.
    - 1 day ago Mar 2, 2015, 6:11am -
  • Chase British Airways Visa Signature Review
    Now with no annual fee for the first year($95 afterwards), sign up for the British Airways Visa Signature® Card to earn 50,000 BONUS AVIOS after you make $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of account opening! Earn Avios with every purchase th…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 2:50pm -
  • Chase Slate Review: 15 Months 0% APR Balance Transfer and Purchases with No Balance Transfer Fee
    By far the best card for a balance transfers, the Chase Slate® is offering a 0% Introductory APR on balance transfers and purchases for 15 months and $0 balance transfer fee! With no balance transfer fee for the first 60 days, the Slate from Chase i…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 5:37pm -

Hack My Trip

  • newUS Airways Mastercard End Date Announced
    There’s been much speculation over the last few months, but today Barclays is finally sending out e-mails with official dates for the conversion of their current US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCards to new AAdvantage Aviator cards.  According to…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 11:43pm -
  • Make $1000 In One Hour or Less with Lyft
    Full Disclosure: This post contains my personal referral links from Lyft. I earn a referral bonus of $1000 per applicant dependent on the offers and requirements listed. Feel free to use any referral link from any Lyft driver/partner you know. You ar…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 2:05pm -
  • My #30kToNowhere Mileage Run Cost Only 3.99 CPM… Or Did It?
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   The flights have been flown, the cheap lounge liquors imbibed, the snarky tweets tweeted, and after 24 flights over a period of 84 days, it is official. I am somebody. OK, so I’m only somebody when I’…
    - 5 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 12:05pm -
  • More Tickets for Sale to FTU Advanced San Diego
    One of my readers is unable to attend the upcoming FTU Advanced in San Diego on March 6-7. It’s being held in a pretty neat location in Mission Bay — Rapid Travel Chai has even volunteered to organize an optional dinner on Sunday night for anyone…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 3:38pm -
  • Award Maps for 13 Frequent Flyer Programs
    Most airline frequent flyer program redemptions are region-based, so you pick your origin and destination and look at an award chart to determine how many miles the ticket should cost. But there are often times when this involves a lot of back and…
    - 8 days ago Feb 23, 2015, 12:05pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newBulu Box Health Subscription Service Free Box and $5 Referrals
    Bulu Box is a monthly subscription service that provides health, nutrition, and weight loss discovery boxes that are designed to help you feel your best.Plus, when you sign up via this Bulu Box Free Box Referral Link, you'll receive your second box…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 11:38pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines AAdvantage 25% Bonus Miles to Transfer Hotel Points
    The American Airlines AAdvantage program is offering 25% bonus miles for hotel point transfers through March 15, 2015.The post American Airlines AAdvantage 25% Bonus Miles to Transfer Hotel Points appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 17 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 8:40pm -
  • newBetterment up to 1 Year Free with 401(k) or IRA Rollover
    Betterment is offering up to 1 year free when you roll over a 401(k) or IRA by April 15, 2015.The post Betterment up to 1 Year Free with 401(k) or IRA Rollover appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 17 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 8:38pm -
  • newChoice Hotels Free Hotel Night with 2 Separate Trips
    Choice Hotels is currently offering a free hotel night when you take 2 separate trips at over 1,500 Choice Hotels locations, valid through April 22, 2015.Get a Free Night from Choice Privileges with your next hotel stay when you make 2 separate trip…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 6:52pm -
  • newThe Idle Man Menswear £10 Discount and £10 Referrals
    The Idle Man offers a variety of men's clothing including jeans, jackets, shirts, shoes, and accessories from leading-edge brands with free worldwide delivery and returns.New customers can get £10 in Free The Idle Man Credit when you create an acco…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 6:48pm -
  • KeyBank Personal Checking Account $200 Cash Reward Bonus Promotion
    KeyBank is offering a $200 cash reward when you open a new KeyBank Hassle-Free Account or any personal checking account with a direct deposit by May 1, 2015.KeyBank can open and service accounts in the following states: AK, CO, CT, ID, IN, KY, ME, M…
    - 6 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 12:57am -
  • Capital One ShareBuilder Promo Code up to $600 Bonus Offer
    Capital One ShareBuilder is currently offering from $50 to $600 in bonus cash when you open a new account and deposit at least $5,000, valid through December 31, 2015.Just open a new Capital One ShareBuilder Account and enter Promo Code 600AFF15 dur…
    - 6 days ago Feb 26, 2015, 12:55am -
  • Virgin America Flight Discounts – 20% Off Promo Code and $25 Visa Checkout Discount
    Virgin America offers a variety of airline ticket discounts with promotional code savings and special deals on VirginAmerica.com.Right now, get up to 20% off All Cabin Fares and a $25 discount off a future flight when you use Visa Checkout to book a…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 11:54pm -
  • PNC Bank up to $300 Personal Checking Account Bonus with Virtual Wallet
    PNC Bank is offering up to a $300 personal checking account bonus when you open a PNC checking account with Virtual Wallet or other qualifying checking accounts through March 31, 2015.Check out this PNC Personal Checking Bonus that is available to r…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 11:50pm -
  • Chase Bank Savings Account $175 Bonus Coupon Codes
    We now have $175 Chase Bank Savings account coupon codes available freely through April 16, 2015.Learn more about these Chase Savings Account Coupon Codes and how you can qualify for $175 in new savings account bonuses from Chase Bank.The post Chas…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 11:30pm -

Boarding Area

  • newLufthansa vola a Panama per la prima volta.
    Il Centro e Sud America non è mai stati uno dei punti di forza di Lufthansa, che sembra però volere ovviare a questa lacuna nel programma di espansione del network. Dal 16 novembre 2015 LH offrirà per la prima volta…Read more →The post Lufth…
    - 42 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:24pm -
  • newSigning Up for US Airways MasterCard Ending Soon
    I’ve written about the US Airways MasterCard a few times and every time stated that due to the merger the opportunity to sign up for the card and earn the sign up bonus will end soon. Well it seems like the end is near… I received an email last n…
    - 42 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:24pm -
  • newClub Carlson Triple Points for March 2015
    Club Carlson Triple Points for March 2015 is a targeted email offer sent to Club Carlson newsletter subscribers with the subject line, “We have a private offer waiting for you.” Triple points is a targeted offer for eligible stays from March 2 to…
    - 44 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:22pm -
  • newEarning BA Avios – current offers
    Hidden amongst the bad news that Hand Baggage Only fares don’t get free seat selection from later in the month, were this month’s BA Avios offers. * 1,000 point bonus if you join Heathrow Rewards and spend £25 in a day. Until 20 April 2015. Deta…
    - 49 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:17pm -
  • newFREE MONEY: Sign Up to Receive Payment from the Airline Price-Fixing Settlement
    Several airlines have settled a price fixing lawsuit and you may be entitled to a very small share of the settlement if you purchased a ticket to Asia or the South Pacific in the past 15 years. No doubt the class action share will be small, but it’…
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:04pm -
  • new20 of the Most Beautiful Buildings in the World – Part 1
    Today Heather and I were inspired by a beautiful building in Yangon, Myanmar to compile a list of our 20 favorite buildings all over the world. Check out our honorable mentions and the first 5 off each of our lists here!The post 20 of the Most Beaut…
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • newWhy You Should Apply For The Chase Ink Cash Credit Card
    In early February I wrote a post about the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which I consider to be the single most valuable credit card in the market. For me it's a "super card," given that it offers double points on dining and travel, no foreign tra…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:33pm -
  • newJetBlue Opens Boutique Hotel
    I received a press release from JetBlue with some very interesting and unexpected news… The airline opened a boutique-style hotel in Orlando, Florida called The Lodge at OSC. While the hotel sounds pretty awesome, odds are that none of us will be c…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:33pm -
  • newQatar UK flash sale – great Business Class fares to China and Japan
    Qatar Airways have launched another “Tempting Tuesday” flash sale on fares from the UK (Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh). Flights to Shanghai are available at £1785 return, while Tokyo is £1820. You need to book by 5 March 2015, and travel b…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:30pm -
  • newDid the Lyft $1000 New Driver Promo Net Too Many Applicants?
    The Lyft $1000 new driver promotion last week (as first reported here on Prior2Boarding/Boarding Area by The Reward Boss) garnered viral interest around not only ridesharing communities but also among the general public.  But now many new drivers a…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:24pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newLegroom in coach is getting squeezed (but you don’t have to be there)
    CNN recently did an article on who offers what in terms of legroom in coach among the various US carriers.  And while there’s a six inch difference between industry leader JetBlue and laggard Spirit, although most of the airlines are clustered in…
    - 36 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:30pm -
  • newDeath by a thousand cuts at Marriott…
    Marriott is quickly becoming the Delta of the airline industry.  As one of the largest players in the game, it is able to make changes that, independently, have virtually no impact on customers but, as a whole, begin to hurt. Over the past couple of…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 2, 2015, 7:04pm -
  • Out of office notice
    I’m finishing up my busy season for travel this week and will be out through Friday.  There will still be posts, just less frequent.  Have a great week. Now fortified with even more Twitter! Follow me @FFMiles101 Would you like to receive blog po…
    - 2 days ago Mar 1, 2015, 11:19pm -
  • La Guardia considering elimination of perimeter restrictions; does it matter?
    La Guardia (LGA) airport, one of the two major airports with perimeter restrictions, is considering ditching those limits.  More specifically, the Port Authority, which operates the airport, is examining the issue.  There’s no guarantee that any…
    - 4 days ago Feb 27, 2015, 2:33pm -
  • A sort of Hilton promo and sort of free Hilton points; Starwood teams with Uber
    When it comes to pulling defeat from the jaws of victory, Hilton is near, if not, at the top of the list.  Their ability to tick off customers has virtually no rivals, a fact that they are highlighting with a couple of new promotions.  Note that bo…
    - 6 days ago Feb 25, 2015, 5:19pm -
  • Lower airfares and a couple of free hotel nights
    For those of you who have gotten tired of high fares, they’re not exactly going away, but January saw something we haven’t seen in a while: declining airfares in 2015 versus January, 2014.  Prices are measured using a metric called RASM, which s…
    - 8 days ago Feb 24, 2015, 12:53am -
  • Why are our airports so bad, anyway?
    Traveling is not a fun experience.  Sure, the vacation part of it is fun, but actually getting to where you are going, even under the best of circumstances, is a chore.  Under the worst, well, we’ve all been there. One of the under-discussed part…
    - 10 days ago Feb 22, 2015, 1:54am -
  • Delta initiates luggage guarantee through March 31
    Delta and Alaska Air continue to battle over Seattle, but passengers nationwide will benefit.  They’ve already waived first bag fees and given bonus miles.  Now, Delta is matching a unique Alaska feature, a baggage delivery guarantee. It’s pret…
    - 12 days ago Feb 19, 2015, 9:44pm -
  • Back to basics…
    When I created this blog, it was set up to be for novices and intermediate flyers.  There are a lot of excellent blogs out there for those who know the systems cold, but there was nothing available to get people to that point.  With that in mind, h…
    - 12 days ago Feb 19, 2015, 1:44pm -
  • A bad week for American Express
    I’m on the road this week, so posts may not be as timely as usual. Stick with me, we’ll get there. Last week, American Express announced that it is ending its relationship with Costco on March 31, 2016. Your first thought might be “big deal.”…
    - 14 days ago Feb 17, 2015, 9:52pm -

Mr. Free Miles

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 25 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:41pm -
  • newAnyone else stuck in Milepoint Silver purgatory?
    Just curious whether there are other souls like me, who have been stuck at the Silver level for (what seems like) a long time. Looks like the requirements to go from Silver to Gold are quite steep, and that pesky points total refuses to go up in spit…
    - 29 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:37pm -
  • newbest coffee beans in the world
    I liked the discussion about Brazilian coffees as there were specific examples of quality brandswhenever I travel to a coffee producing region, I usually buy a few different types of beans, I have a supply of +/- 10 kg at any one timeI usually use…
    - 29 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:37pm -
  • newwhat do the average traveler thinks about Global Services ?
    Hi every one, I am new member to Mile point I am coming over from Flyer talk, as a united global services when they call to board of course we always come forward ahead of group 1 there has been several times in which i have heard some negative com…
    - 39 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 40 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:26pm -
  • newHello! What's the deal with CRJ200's?
    Hello everyone, I'm new here,Moved to Qatar from the UK a couple of years ago, and have often found myself lurking on this forum for useful snippets. I used to be petrified of flying... I was the shaky guy at the front, sweating profusely. However,…
    - 43 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:23pm -
  • newCiti Platinum Select Mastercard Considered "Different Card" than Visa or Amex?
    I had/have the Citi AAdvantage Amex and Visa, from when you could apply for both on the same day and get two bonuses . I see the 50k bonus currently and wonder If the MC would be considered a different card?Maybe it doesn't matter, since I applied…
    - 48 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:18pm -
  • newReflections and Praises for the March 3, 2012 Launch of the New United Airlines
    On March 3rd, we shall celebrate the third anniversary of the dear respected Supreme Leader (d.r.S.L.) Jeff Smisek's glorious vision of the New United Airlines becoming reality. Please share your 3/3 experiences in this thread.
    - 48 mins ago Mar 3, 2015, 1:18pm -
  • newBonus Offer Picks of the Week: Consolidated Thread
    To lessen the amount of individual posts in the Frequent Flyer Bonuses section of Concourse Z I have decided to consolidate all future Bonus Offer Picks of the Week into one thread​
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:58pm -
  • newBonus Page Updates: Consolidated Thread
    To lessen the amount of individual posts in the Frequent Flyer Bonuses section of Concourse Z I have decided to consolidate all future Bonus Page Updates into one thread
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:53pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newNo free nights on 2nd Hyatt churn
    I know Amex has changed their T&C's so that you can only get a bonus once for credit card sign up but is chase doing the same thing or is this only for the Hyatt card. I canceled my Hyatt card in 2012 after receiving the 2 free nights. I applied..…
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:51pm -
  • newAlitalia upgrades inventory? Which class?
    Hello to everybody, I did some research but I have still some doubts. Does Alitalia uses the same award classes for upgrades? My wife (Freccia Alata status) usually fly from GRU to FCO/FLR in Alitalia Premium Economy class and it really...
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:42pm -
  • newBeware the Square when Using Sapphire
    I frequent a small, independent coffee shop near my mansion in West Akron. Normally, charges there code as restaurant purchases and receive the extra-point UR bonus when using my Sapphire card. However, the shop recently switched its credit card...
    - 1 hour ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:38pm -
  • newOT: the next seating enhancement?!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31711446 :D
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:13pm -
  • newUnited Clubs to be renovated
    No mention of IAD. What a surprise. :rolleyes: ---Quote--- United Airlines will refresh and renovate several of its United Clubs, including three at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, according to a note that went out to employees this...
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 12:11pm -
  • newNew traveller visiting Southeast Asia
    Hey, I'm 22 female and coming out to travel Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for a couple of months from June till end of July. Travelling by myself and wondering if anyone has any general tips, I'm worried about meeting people, anywhere good to...
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 11:54am -
  • newSpeed regulated cars in the USA
    Hi, We have a Ford Mustang convertible which we picked up from Avis Orlando. The top speed has been set at 80 mph. When the car approaches 70 mph it flashes up a drive safely message. Is this common in all Avis rental cars in the USA? ...
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 11:53am -
  • newAeroplan Reward Questions
    Apologies if there is somewhere else this should go, just had a number of questions about an Aeroplan Reward I just booked and couldn't find answers in the sticky. Had a one way ticket booked for me for 30,000 miles + taxes by a relative who is.…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 11:46am -
  • newBiz award - first regional sector in Y, next sector in J - Lounge access?
    Hi all, I have a USDM biz award on CX BKK-HKG-AKL in May. For some reason, the specific date of departure (a Monday) only has a single flight with economy award availability (surrounding dates have loads on biz availability, at least on QF...
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 11:45am -
  • newAre luggage benefits stackable? CITI aa card and Barclay Red Aviator.
    CITI aa card and Barclay Red Aviator each claims one free luggage. I have both cards now, can I stack their benefit and have two free pieces of luggage? Thanks.
    - 2 hours ago Mar 3, 2015, 11:43am -

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