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The Points Guy

  • new5 Things You Need to Know About British Airways Executive Club
    A logical strategy for using British Airways Avios is redeeming them for British Airways-operated flights. However, this can yield poor value due to significant carrier-imposed surcharges, and there are as many frequent travelers who detest collect…
    - 6 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • newWhich Points or Miles Should I Collect If I Don’t Travel Often?
    “Reader Questions” are answered twice a week — Mondays and Fridays — by TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel. One of the keys to starting off in the world of points and miles is accumulating enough of them to make worthwhile redemptions. So TP…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newExpiring Trump Travel Ban Replaced by Indefinite Restrictions on 8 Countries
    Earlier this summer the travel world was thrown into chaos when, without warning, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily prohibiting nationals of seven different countries from entering the United States, regardless of whether…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 12:45am -
  • new11 Things to Know Before You Go To Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu is one of the most significant legacies of the Inca civilization — and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Even though this UNESCO World Heritage site’s location atop a mountain isn’t easily accessible, thou…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newHere’s How Airlines Celebrated “Girls in Aviation Day”
    According to the FAA, only about 6% of active Airmen Certificates are held by women. The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA) notes that “an even smaller percentage” of active airline pilots are women. To encourage more young women…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US Cities to China From $473 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 8:30pm -
  • newTravel Gear Review: PacSafe’s Anti-Theft Carry-On Backpack
    There are so many backpacks available that it can sometimes be difficult to weed out the ones that work best for travel and the ones that don’t. PacSafe, known for its anti-theft backpacks, released its Vibe series this spring and it’s meant to h…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newReview: The InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hôtel
    There was plenty to like about my stay here, including a lovely room and delightful service. The Pros: Beautiful hotel, great location and gourmet dining outlets. The Cons: Bad Wi-Fi and the layout might be difficult for folks with mobility issues.
    - 17 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 7:30pm -
  • newTip: Link Your JetBlue and Lyft Accounts to Earn Bonus TrueBlue Points
    JetBlue and ride-sharing service Lyft have a unique partnership that rewards you just for using Lyft on your trips to and from the airport. Once you’ve connected your JetBlue and Lyft accounts, you’ll earn 30 TrueBlue points for each Lyft ride to…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 6:30pm -
  • newLimited Time: Transcon Lie-Flat Business Class for the Price of Economy
    Every few months we share how you can fly lie-flat business class on American Airlines domestic routes. Well, another route just got added to the list — at least for a short time. From December 17 to January 7, American Airlines is temporarily run…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 5:15pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newReview: American Flagship First Dining JFK Airport Review
    In late May American opened their new Flagship Lounge in New York, with greatly expanded access requirements. However, the most revolutionary thing about the lounge wasn't the space as such, but rather one of the features inside the lounge. Specifica…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newMale Pakistan Airlines Crews Banned From Layover Hotel Due To Harassment Claims
    The Express Tribune reports on the rather unusual reason that Pakistan International Airlines crews have been kicked out of a UK hotel that they use for layovers. Apparently there have been many reports of male crew making female guests feel uncomfor…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 11:19pm -
  • newEarn Up To 50,000 Points For Referring Friends To Marriott Rewards
    This has been around for a while, though is worth posting a reminder about, in my opinion, as I had forgotten this existed. While it's common for there to be refer-a-friend schemes for credit cards, it's rare for loyalty programs to offer any sort of…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:33pm -
  • newMy Interesting Conversation With American Customer Relations
    On Wednesday I wrote about a situation I encountered while trying to change an American ticket, which is just the latest example of how low American's customer service has sunk. This is especially true for their Executive Platinum members, as they us…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 7:57pm -
  • newMust-See BuzzFeed Video About Three Different Airline Experiences
    Most of you probably remember Casey Neistat's videos about his flights on Emirates last year, which have a combined 60 million views on YouTube:Well, taking inspiration from that, BuzzFeed published a hilarious video today that looks at three differ…
    - 17 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 7:08pm -
  • newReview: American Flagship Lounge Chicago O’Hare Airport
    American is in the process of revamping their international lounge experience, including creating new Flagship Lounges. American's Flagship Lounges used to just be open to international first class and oneworld Emerald passengers, while now they're a…
    - 20 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 4:02pm -
  • newThe British Airways Card Sign-Up Bonus May Be Changing Soon
    I’ve written about the awesome British Airways Visa Signature® Card, which is offering a sign-up bonus of up to 100,000 bonus Avios, depending on how much you spend. The thresholds are as follows:-- 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $3,000 with…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 2:06pm -
  • newHong Kong Airlines Is Adding Flights To SFO As Of March 2018
    Hong Kong Airlines is Hong Kong’s third largest airline. They recently took delivery of their first A350, and they’re using the plane for longhaul expansion, which is exciting.This summer Hong Kong Airlines added flights between Hong Kong and V…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 1:15pm -
  • newAmerican Is Flying A321Ts Between BOS & LAX For The Holidays
    A few days ago I wrote a post speculating about whether American might began flying their A321Ts (which are their three cabin A321s, with flat beds in first & business class) between Los Angeles and Boston. This was based on a rumor that JonNYC post…
    - 24 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 12:32pm -
  • Air France Seattle To Paris Route Rumored To Return In 2018
    While an official announcement hasn't been made yet, rumor has it that Air France plans to resume flights between Paris and Seattle in the summer of 2018 using a Boeing 787-9.Air France operated flights between the two cities between 2007 and 2012.…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 11:03am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHow the Equifax Hack scared me into installing Google Search and may have saved me $55
    This story involves an aging dog, the Google Search app, a Citibank credit card perk I’ve never before used, and the infamous Equifax Hack (for the latter, see: Is the Equifax cure worse than the hack?). While doing research for my “Equifax Hack…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:39am -
  • new$5 back on $25 in Uber gift cards (x2)
    Through Saturday, September 30th, Rite Aid has an offer for $5 back in Plenti points on a purchase of $25 in Uber or StubHub gift cards. The Deal Earn 500 Plenti points (worth $5.00) when you buy a $25 Uber gift card. Key Terms Valid today throu…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:48pm -
  • newBusiness Class to Hawaii: $1079 RT from Canada
    When checking on recent posts to see what was still alive for this week’s Last Chance Deals, I stumbled on some very good business class prices on United between Toronto and several Hawaiian Islands — from $1079 round trip (prices are similar…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 8:33pm -
  • new$64 RT per person Orlando Los Angeles
    In this morning’s Last Chance Deals post, we mentioned that a great fare we posted last week is still alive: $114 round trip in either direction between Orlando and Los Angeles. While that fare is already great, a reader pointed out that it can…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 12:48pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: $20 off Whole Foods, Free Beats, 100K miles and lots more
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. As the month ends Saturday, this week is a big week for taking advantage of limited-time promotions before they are gone. All t…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:38am -
  • Upgrading to first for 25K miles and stacking MoviePass
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler week in review around the web, where we recap news you can use from around the ‘net. Read on for how to change a flight booked with US Bank Altitude Reserve points, upgrading a great deal, upgrades to the LifeMiles boo…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 12:48am -
  • Maybe Premium Rewards is a contender and the doctor is in the house
    After a recent golf tournament, my father-in-law responded with one of his favorite movie quotes when asked how he did on Sunday afternoon: “I coulda been a contender”. That quote could just as likely been attributed to the Bank of America Premiu…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 10:38am -
  • Avios transfer bonus: solid use of SPG/Marriott points
    Today through October 31, 2017, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus on transfers from hotel programs. This can be best maximized through Marriott Travel Packages. Alternatively, IHG Credit Card Holders who need to top up for a British Airways…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 11:55pm -
  • Amex Platinum adds Lufthansa lounge access
    American Express has added a new benefit for Platinum cardholders: Lufthansa Lounge access in the Terminal 2 satellite at Munich airport. While this benefit is only available in a single airport as of now, it’s great to see the Global Lounge Colle…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 1:33pm -
  • Equifax Hack Rx: Free credit monitoring
    Did you know that you can get credit monitoring for free? Unlike Equifax’s limited one-year free option, multiple services offer free credit monitoring without an expiration date. Equifax Hack Rx… Background We’re all pissed off by Equifax’s…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 10:39am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • What to do when a Bank of America ATM eats your money orders
    Automated teller machines are so fully integrated into American life that it's sometimes difficult to remember just how marvelous the technology is. The fact that the global telecommunications infrastructure enables real-time connections to bank acco…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 9:35pm -
  • Travel hacking without manufactured spend
    I was having lunch with a travel hacker in my area the other day and we got to talking about different approaches to the game.My personal approach depends almost entirely on manufactured spend. I think it's fair to say that if every manufactured spen…
    - 6 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2017 4th quarter bonus categories
    It's that time again: time to register for quarterly bonus earnings on all your credit cards, including the ones you never use.Chase FreedomContinuing a pretty great streak of bonus earning categories, each Chase Freedom card you have will earn 5 Ul…
    - 9 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 12:07am -
  • Roundup of some current deals
    I hope everyone had a glorious Labor Day and marched in solidarity with our worker brothers and sisters around the country and around the world. There are quite a few minor deals I haven't bothered to post about yet so I thought I'd post a roundup of…
    - 19 days ago Sep 6, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Quick hit: changes to US Bank Flexpoint transfers
    In the last few years US Bank has made a number of negative tweaks to the Flexperks Travel Rewards Visa Signature card. They restricted the once-generous "grocery" bonus category to a more restrictive definition of "grocery stores." They limited the…
    - 25 days ago Aug 31, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How I would requalify for World of Hyatt Globalist status
    [edit 8/30/17: corrected to reflect that Globalists qualifying under this promotion will not receive a Category 1-7 free night certificate; only 60-night Globalists receive free night certificates] This is my second and last year of top-tier Hyatt e…
    - 26 days ago Aug 30, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Are your unredeemed points killing your game?
    I haven't written about this lately, so hopefully my long-time readers will indulge me as I dive back into what I find is one of the most under-appreciated risks of travel hacking: the risk of unredeemed points.Plenty of attention is paid to devaluat…
    - 28 days ago Aug 28, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Sleeping the rails
    As some readers may know, in a former life I worked as an English language teacher in Russia. At that time, it was typical for expats to arrive on a business visa, which as a rule only allowed you to be present in the country for 91 out of every 180…
    - 35 days ago Aug 21, 2017, 9:59am -
  • What to expect when you're expecting your first music festival
    There's a storied tradition of bloggers not doing any research ahead of time and then making a series of predictable unforced errors. Bengali Miles Guru filed a classic of the genre about a last-minute jaunt to Cuba (Cuba is not a place you want to g…
    - 41 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Breaking even with IHG Rewards Club Spire elite status
    Last week I wrote about the possibility of using IHG Rewards Club as the primary hotel loyalty program for a reimbursed business traveler. In that post I considered only the Platinum elite status that comes with the IHG Rewards Club credit card. But…
    - 48 days ago Aug 8, 2017, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newAll the 12,500 Avios Awards to Hawaii
    British Airways Avios are fantastic for short, direct, economy flights on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines because the number of Avios needed for an award is determined only by the distance and cabin of each flight. One sweet spot with Avios tha…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 12:46pm -
  • Earn 1,000 Marriott Points For One Tweet Tomorrow
    You can earn 1,000 Marriott Rewards for taking a few seconds out of your day to tweet the answer to an NFL trivia question tomorrow–Sunday, September 24. Well, maybe more than a few if you need to google the answer like I will as I know next to not…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Bank of America’s New Premium Rewards Card
    Bank of America just released a new credit card called the Premium Rewards Card. It comes with 50,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 on your new card within 90 days of account opening. This is not a credit card you want to open for the purpose of f…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 11:00am -
  • British Airways Visa 100k Avios Sign Up Bonus is Back
    The British Airways card from Chase is back with a tiered sign up bonus allowing you to earn up to 100k Avios for various amounts of spending. You need to spend $20,000 in the first year on the card to get the full 100,000 Avios bonus. You will get 5…
    - 4 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • $405+ Roundtrips From Six US Cities to Amsterdam
    I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is design…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 8:51pm -
  • Unpublished AAdvantage Re-engagement Challenge
    In the midst of research for Monday’s post, Buying Back Expired Miles, I stumbled upon some information from milecards.com that mentioned another way to earn back expired American Airlines miles via a Re-engagement Challenge. For frequent American…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 5:43pm -
  • Aussie AAdvantage Office No Longer Seeing Etihad Award Space
    It looks as though the longstanding workaround to booking American Airlines awards flying Etihad–calling the Australia/New Zealand reservations office–is no longer a workaround. I hope this isn’t the case, as redeeming AAdvantage miles to book…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:28am -
  • Arrival+ 50k Bonus Ending Tomorrow Morning
    UPDATE 9/18: The 50k Arrival mile bonus is changing tomorrow morning at some point (posting this update Monday evening, September 18). I just applied myself and after speaking to the reconsideration department at Barclays, learned that I have to sen…
    - 6 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 1:04am -
  • Buying Back Expired Miles
    In general, buying back expired miles is a good deal. Of course it’s better not to let your miles expire and not have to pay a fee, but mistakes happen. I recently received an email from reader John H. He spoke of buying back miles that had once b…
    - 7 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 9:43pm -
  • Buy Flying Blue Miles & Earn 100% Bonus
    Through September 25, 2017 you can buy Flying Blue miles with a 100% bonus. That brings the standard price of 3.28 cents a mile down to 1.64 cents a mile. The minimum amount of miles you have to buy to earn the 100% bonus is 4,000 (for paying roughly…
    - 7 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 12:59pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newPennsylvania Earmarks a Cool Billion for New Terminal
    Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has budgeted a total of $1.1 billion for a new terminal, which will consolidate the airport’s two existing terminals. The idea behind the upgrade is to cut down on the space between the ticket/baggage area an…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newRyanair Rebooking Rules Change Under Gov’t Pressure
    After probes, low-cost carrier agrees to rebook cancelled flyers on other airlines. With investigations launched by at least two government agencies, Ryanair has agreed to rebook flyers affected by their mass cancellation aboard other carriers to e…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newLuke Wilson Roasts Millennials for Airport Habits
    On a recent episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, actor Luke Wilson recently shared his thoughts on millennials at the airport. To read more on this story, go to Team Coco. [Photo: Shutterstock]
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newMedical Experts Warn: Dozing During Takeoff May be Hazardous to Health
    Passengers who aren’t alert to the discomfort caused by the air pressure fluctuations associated with takeoffs and landings could in rare cases suffer permanent damage. Medical experts generally agree that airplane ear or ear barotrauma, the uncomf…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • DC Marriott Giving Away 500K Points & 2 Free Nights to Guests Who Return What They Stole
    The Marriott Wardman Park in DC is asking all the guests who’ve stayed there during its 100 year history to please return some of the items they’ve returned over the years. Offenders will have full immunity — and maybe a spot in their new mus…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • How the Membership Rewards Program Can Redeem Itself
     The American Express Membership Rewards program has been on a steady downhill climb. While programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou have added valuable transfer partners, Membership Rewards has either lost them or experienced devaluat…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Broad City Star to Do Comedy Show Aboard Virgin Flight
    Broad City star Abbi Jacobson will take part in the #LiveFromVirgin promotion from Virgin Atlantic when she and five other comedians will depart London aboard different aircraft and land in separate cities in the United States, performing their comed…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 10:00am -
  • U.S. Airlines Collect a Record $1.2 Billion in Checked Bag Fees
    During the second quarter of 2017, American domestic carriers raked in a whopping $1.2 billion in revenue from checked bag fees, as well as $737.5 million in change-of-reservation fees, according to research done by the United Stated Department of Tr…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 11:05pm -
  • Pick Cabins Flight-By-Flight in Avianca LifeMiles’ New Online Award Search
    Avianca recently rolled out new changes to their online redemption engines. New features include the ability to choose a different class of service for each segment of your flight.   For more on this story, go to Boarding Area.   [Image: Wikimedia…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 9:52pm -
  • Four Arrested After LPL-Bound Easyjet Flight Diverts to BRS
    Police are asking passengers who may have witnesses or recorded the rowdy behavior aboard a Barcelona to Liverpool bound EasyJet flight to come forward. Four passengers were arrested on Thursday after their alleged drunken antics caused an EasyJet fl…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 9:12pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Travel Anywhere in the World (From Start to Finish) for $1,000
    Wouldn’t it be great to travel anywhere in the world for only $1,000? In this post, I break down how you can take trips to expensive, exotic locations for only $1,000. While $1K is not free, it's a goal that many can save. Find out how you can get…
    - 4 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How this Boomer Canadian Couple Traveled the World for a Year
    Esther is an elementary school principal from Canada. She and her husband recently packed their bags for a year-long, round-the-world sabbatical. They are traveling the world on a budget, and in this interview they share their tips and advice for oth…
    - 7 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The 2017 Reader Survey: How am I Doing?
    This site exists to help the world travel better, cheaper and longer. To do that, I need to hear from you! I've created a short survey so that you can share your suggestions, criticisms, and any other feedback you have with me. The survey is complete…
    - 11 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now
    I'm always on the hunt for a good book. I absolutely love to read, and since I spend so much time in transit I'm always in need of something to help me pass the time. Here are some of the best books I've read recently – as well as a discount code f…
    - 14 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Visit Québec City on a Budget
    No visit to Canada is complete without experiencing Québec City. The history, culture, and food offer up something for everyone, and you'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque city in all of North America! Find out how to get the most out of…
    - 20 days ago Sep 5, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt
    Over the years, this blog has grown from a part-time hobby to one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. During that time, I've built an awesome team of remote workers to help me keep this blog running smoothly. Allow me to introduce to Nomadic Ma…
    - 32 days ago Aug 24, 2017, 12:39pm -
  • How to Buy Good Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. There’s a 99% chance you will never need to use the policy you bought, but accidents happen and life on the road is uncertain. In the end, it’s better to be safe th…
    - 35 days ago Aug 21, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Adventure Races and Overland Travel: An Interview with Ric
    After getting laid off, Ric moved abroad and worked to turn his passion of traveling into his job. Now, he spends his time volunteering abroad and taking part in adventurous races all across the globe. Find out his tips for getting involved and what…
    - 39 days ago Aug 17, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • 7 Castles You MUST See in France
    The sunny, wine-soaked Loire Valley in France has over 80 castles to choose from. I spent time in the region for my birthday exploring the area, drinking wine, and pretending these castles were mine. Here's how you can do the same – and on a budget…
    - 42 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 2:25pm -
  • What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?
    I bought my first Lonely Planet guide book back in 2005, and I’ve been collecting them ever since. Yet, lately, I’ve noticed that their quality has gone down significantly. Are they still the relevant and reliable source they once were, or is the…
    - 53 days ago Aug 3, 2017, 2:02pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newEbates Today
    They did this last month and it’s back again for today…Ebates is showing 12% cash back at a bunch of stores. Pretty good-sized increase for many of these. If you have any shopping to do, I’d definitely take a look. And check your Amex offers to…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 8:35am -
  • Citibank Money For Some
    Over the years, many of us have opened bank accounts at Citibank to earn American miles. But seeing a 1099 in the mail for the value of those miles probably made you annoyed like me. Well, maybe not that annoyed. But I doubt anyone was happy seeing A…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 8:34am -
  • Money From Lyft
    I know some people who don’t enjoy sports. I once had a buddy who didn’t ever want to eat cake. But I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like free money. Lyft is giving some away every weekend starting at 2:00 EST today. The freebie states ar…
    - 4 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 8:17am -
  • Air Canada Miles For Stays
    Honestly, I like the people at Rocketmiles a lot more than the deals I’ve found there. But this one looks better than usual. If you have any paid hotel stays coming up, spend a minute doing a search here. For those to Rocketmiles, this promo will r…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 8:29am -
  • Tuesday Stuff
    Here’s some decent promos from Hotels.com, Orbitz, and Travelocity…and, of course, another JetBlue sale. Remember that annoyed look on Michael Jordan’s face when he missed a dunk? Multiply it by 15 and that’s still me every time I pull out my…
    - 6 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 7:02am -
  • Hilton Points
    Thanks to reader Scott for sharing a potential 100,000 Hilton points for military members transitioning back to civilian life. I’m clueless about this one but Scott says these contacts should help readers in some states who might qualify. The point…
    - 7 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 8:05am -
  • Shopping Contests
    I rarely post contests anymore, but I’m firing up the ol’ spam email address to enter these. Shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes total for all 3. Win 100,000 miles and $2,500 from Alaska, American, and United. Get 100 entries each if y…
    - 10 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 8:47am -
  • Aeroplan Pair
    Get a small number of Aeroplan points for a small amount of time watching this. It’s 100 points to be exact. And pick up a more significant amount of points if you have Marriott stays coming up in Canada.
    - 11 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 8:32am -
  • Midweek Flight Deals
    Use fewer SkyDongs to Alaska or Hawaii here. Air Asia is offering some impressive $4 flights on their extremely unimpressive website. Speaking of unimpressive, today is the last day for 90% off from Frontier.
    - 12 days ago Sep 13, 2017, 9:02am -
  • British Airways Events
    Reader Joan saw the Wyndham post yesterday and reminded me that the “Above and Beyond” Space Shuttle dinner is coming up in LA. Personally, I’m not much of a space geek so I’ll skip it. But I am a legendary fat-ass, so I’d definitely go to…
    - 13 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 9:02am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newBest Posts Last Week: New Premium Card, Bonus Waiting Clauses, $10 Amazon Bonus & More
    Last week finally saw the arrival of Bank of America’s new Premium Rewards credit card. It comes with a 50,000 point sign up bonus and a $100 annual travel credit (based on a calendar year), definitely worth considering as it only has a $95 annual…
    - 6 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • newEbates Flash Rate of 12% at Hundreds of Retailers
    The Offer Direct Link Ebates is offering 12% cash back at hundreds of stores today only Sample rates which caught my eye: 12% Neiman Marcus and Last Call 12% Macy’s 12% HP 12% Saks 12% Living Social 12% JCPenney The Fine Print Expires on 9/25/17 at…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 4:49am -
  • newDiscover Delaying 1% Cash Back On All Debit Card Purchases
    Update: The sign up page has reverted to the old rewards structure and according to the comments 1% cash back on all debit card purchases has been delayed until at least the start of 2018. I’ve reached out to Discover for comment, but in the past t…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 3:03am -
  • newSwagbucks: 12 Free AA Batteries + Moneymaker with a Trip to Walmart
    The Offer Direct Link Buy three packs of Rayovac batteries at a Walmart store and get 1000 Swagbucks Send an image of the product(s) along with the qualifying receipt, by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on October 14, 2017, to iredeemedrayovac@swagbucks.com an…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 2:32am -
  • new[MO, KS, IL, OK & CO] Commerce Bank $200 Checking & $100 Money Market Bonus – No Requirements
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $200 for checking + $100 for money market Availability: Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado Direct deposit required: No Additional requirements: Account in good standing Hard/soft pull: Soft…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:53pm -
  • new[YMMV] Groupon: $26 AMC Theatres eGiftcard For $13
    The Offer Direct link to offer (our affiliate link, remember you could use a portal to earn up to 7% instead) Groupon is offering a $26 AMC eGiftcard for $13 The Fine Print This deal is invitation-only. Only those who’ve received a designated ema…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:26pm -
  • new1,000 Free & Easy Marriott Points
    The Offer Direct link to offer Marriott is giving it’s members 1,000 bonus points if you tell them when the NFL was founded on Twitter using a linked account and the hashtag #RewardsPoints. Answer is 1920. In what year was the @NFL founded? Answer…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 9:42pm -
  • new$10 in Plenti with $50 Uber or Stubhub GC Purchase [9/24-9/30]
    The Offer Direct Link (ad page 12) Rite Aid is offering $5 back in Plenti points when you buy $25 in Uber or Stubhub gift cards; limit 2 You can either buy a $25 gift card and get $5 back in Plenti, or you can even buy a single $50 gift card and get…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 7:47pm -
  • new[Repost] $13 Moneymaker: Free $15 Gap E-Gift with Any Gap Purchase Paid with Visa Checkout
    [Update 9/24/17: $15 gc already came through properly for many. Deal expires 9/30/17. Also, a reader notes you can stack this with this Marriott/VisaCheckout deal if you’re new to Visa Checkout and you do this today, 9/24.] The Offer Direct Link Ge…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 7:40pm -
  • newChase British Airways 100k Offer Ending 9/30/17?
    Chase has been offering a sign up bonus of up to 100,000 points on the British Airways card since early April. It’s a tiered bonus broken down as follows: Earn 50,000 Avios after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of cardmembership. Earn an add…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 1:00pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Barclaycard JetBlue Mastercard Promotion: Earn 10,000 Bonus Points + $0 Annual Fee
    The Barclaycard JetBlue Mastercard offers you a chance to open a new card membership and earn 10,000 bonus points and enjoy the benefits with $0 annual fee! You will earn 3X points on JetBlue purchases, 2X points on restaurants and grocery stores…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 3:00am -
  • newExperian Equifax Transunion Credit Report Review: Get 3-Bureau Credit Report and FICO Scores
    Credit scores and reports are already complicated enough and just thinking about them already give most people a headache. You may be thinking, I’ve already seen my credit report so I should be fine, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the ca…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newCommerce Bank Checking & Money Market Promotion: $300 Bonus (MO, KS, IL, OK & CO)
    For residents of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma, Commerce Bank is offering you a chance to earn a $300 bonus when you open a CommerceRelationship Checking and Money Market by October 6, 2017. To earn the first $200 bonus, simp…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 12:27am -
  • newPopular Direct Savings Account Promotion: 1.40% APY Rate
    Available nationwide, Popular Direct is offering up to 1.40% APY when you open a Plus Savings Account with an opening deposit of $5,000. To earn the listed APY, make sure to keep your account funded. Bank with convenience and security through 24/…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 12:03am -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for September 24, 2017
    If you love freebies then you have come to the right place. There are many companies out there offering freebies to the masses in hopes of gaining some recognizance and potential customers. We have search high and low to compile a list of the Best To…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:18pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for September 24, 2017
    Want to go on vacation or a business trip, but don’t want to pay full price for airfare? HMB has got your back. With our top ten flight deals of the day, you can save hundreds on your next flight. However, flight deals don’t last long, so make su…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 9:45pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for September 24, 2017
    Looking for the best deals online but don’t know where to start? It’s great that you’ve landed here then! We’re here to help you find the latest and hottest deals on TVs, laptops, computers, smartphones, household appliances, electronic acces…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 9:23pm -
  • newLG 29″ 29UM59A-P 2560×1080 UltraWide Freesync IPS LED Monitor via BuyDig: $199.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new LG 29″ 29UM59A-P 2560×1080 UltraWide Freesync IPS LED Monitor for only $199.99 + FREE SHIPPING! The UltraWide 21:9 aspect ratio makes games and movies more immersive than ever. The clarity of 1080p pixel F…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 9:03pm -
  • newPrudential Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    If you worked for Prudential as a covered agent in certain states at any time between Dec. 15, 2002 through Aug. 1, 2017, you may be eligible for a potential award from the Prudential Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit! According to the lawsuit, Pr…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 6:30pm -
  • New Amex EveryDay Credit Card Review: 10,000 Membership Rewards Points
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from Am…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 3:00am -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: House Spirits Distillery PDX, a Priority Pass Lounge
    Portland International Airport (PDX) features perhaps the most unique Priority Pass options in the country.  For traditionalists, PDX offers the Alaska Lounge, a fairly typical airline lounge.  But the Alaska Lounge suffers from occasional overcrow…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:00am -
  • The Hub: Routes and Fleet for Air France
    Air France is one of the largest airlines in the world. It is part of the Air France – KLM group and was a founding member of SkyTeam. Its primary hub is Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) with secondary operations at Orly airport. CDG is the pr…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 3:31pm -
  • Credit Card Portals and Basic Economy Still Mean Trouble
    By now, almost everyone knows about the spreading scourge of “Basic Economy” airfares on the US3 legacy carriers.  They claim the fares are a competitive response to ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit.  But in reality, I see them as little mor…
    - 4 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • New Bath and Shower Amenities at Sheraton Hotels: Le Grand Bain
    While I typically bring my own shampoo and other products when traveling, I do occasionally use what the hotel provides if it is something I like. Strangely some of my more popular posts discuss when Hyatt changed to Kenet MD products for many of the…
    - 4 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Sala VIP Galdós Las Palmas Lounge, Las Palmas (LPA) Gran Canaria
    After a wonderful five days in Gran Canaria, it was time to head to Barcelona. We were flying Norwegian Airlines on a pretty cheap ticket, but due to Priority Pass, we had lounge access at the airport. We visisted the Sala VIP Galdós lounge before o…
    - 4 days ago Sep 21, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Marriott’s MegaBonus Unlock More is Non-Existent
    Marriott’s Fall 2017 MegaBonus rewards travelers with a free night at a category 1-5 hotel after two paid stays. All someone has to do is stay one night at any participating Marriott’s Membership Rewards hotel twice over the course of four months…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 5:35pm -
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Points and Miles Credit Cards
    As a points and miles guy, my friends are always asking me for advice on which credit cards they should be applying for. From the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cards to the American Express Platinum charge card, people are constantly hitting me…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Air Berlin Economy Class, Chicago O’Hare to Berlin (+Return)
    AIR BERLIN has flown daily round trips between Chicago O’Hare and Berlin Tegel airports since early 2013. Unfortunately, due to Air Berlin’s insolvency situation, the airline is in the process of dismantling its long-haul network from Berlin, as…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:00am -
  • You Can Now Redeem Hilton Honors Points at Amazon.com
    Hilton announced several changes to their loyalty program in February of this year, the least of which was changing the name from “HHonors” to “Honors.” The team was much more excited about the opportunity for members to redeem their points f…
    - 6 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 6:42pm -
  • Review: Radisson Blu Gran Canaria, 1 Bedroom Suite
    I got the Club Carlson credit card years ago. Had I ever stayed at a Club Carlson property? Nope. Did I have any intentions of staying at one in the near future? Nope. At the time, the sign-up bonus was high, and it offered an annual retention bonus…
    - 6 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:07pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newBerlin Voters: Keep Tegel Airport Open
    We don’t know when Berlin Brandenburg Airport will finally open, but it’s now slated for 2019…only nine years late. Even when it finally does, Berlin voters have expressed a preference to keep Tegel Airport open. The original plan was that Berl…
    - 27 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:39am -
  • newIt’s all so Joon! Launch destinations annouced
    Joon – the airline that had a diarrhea of a press release (Or shall we call it the low-cost end of Air France… yes, lets) have confirmed their first set of destinations, as well as start-up date. The airline is planning to head to: Barcelona –…
    - 39 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:27am -
  • newAirplanes and Ear Pain: How to Deal with Severe Ear Pain When You Fly
    Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. Do you know why babies sometimes cry hysterically during a flight, especially towards the end of the flight?  I do, and I’ll tell you why.  No, they are not hungry and they don’t need to go t…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newHurry: Grand Hyatt New York Suite With Club Access For Regular Room Cash & Points Price
    The Grand Hyatt New York has an amazing (and in general fully cancellable) rate that many of you will want to jump on.From January 2 through August 20, 2018 the Grand Hyatt New York is making Grand Executive Suites available for cash and points. It…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:04am -
  • newReview: American Flagship First Dining JFK Airport Review
    In late May American opened their new Flagship Lounge in New York, with greatly expanded access requirements. However, the most revolutionary thing about the lounge wasn't the space as such, but rather one of the features inside the lounge. Specifica…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newPSA: Be sure to check ALL the current Delta Alerts & Advisories + Mega Schedule Change Saturday events!
    PSA: Be sure to check ALL the current Delta Air Lines Alerts & Advisories + Mega Schedule Change Saturday events! Continue reading →The post PSA: Be sure to check ALL the current Delta Alerts & Advisories + Mega Schedule Change Saturday events! ap…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newReporte de Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Miami Beach, USA
    Hace algunos meses paré en este simpático hotel de Miami Beach, El Hilton Garden Inn ubicado en Mid Beach, exactamente en Collins Av y la 30th a pocos metros del mar, experiencia que resumo en esta reseña.Reporte de Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Miami…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newReview: House Spirits Distillery PDX, a Priority Pass Lounge
    Portland International Airport (PDX) features perhaps the most unique Priority Pass options in the country.  For traditionalists, PDX offers the Alaska Lounge, a fairly typical airline lounge.  But the Alaska Lounge suffers from occasional overcrow…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newHow the Equifax Hack scared me into installing Google Search and may have saved me $55
    This story involves an aging dog, the Google Search app, a Citibank credit card perk I’ve never before used, and the infamous Equifax Hack (for the latter, see: Is the Equifax cure worse than the hack?). While doing research for my “Equifax Hack…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newA New Travel Ban Was Announced By The White House. See What Countries Are Affected
    The Trump administration has revised their position on travel from countries they believe pose a threat to the US. The latest approach by the White House seems more targeted.The post A New Travel Ban Was Announced By The White House. See What Coun…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:07am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newBonus Miles For Conversions From SPG To AA
    One way to get miles quickly is to convert them from hotel points. You don’t get the best value for your points, but it’s an easy way to pick up some miles if you need them quickly for a reward. Converting from Starwood Starwood points are partic…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 5:59pm -
  • Is Next Year The Big One For Mileage Devaluation?
    First, I’d like to wish a happy new year to everyone who is celebrating it. And if you aren’t celebrating a new year, let me assure you that apples and honey makes an excellent combination. Could Redemptions Go Dollar-Based? I got to thinking a l…
    - 3 days ago Sep 22, 2017, 6:14pm -
  • Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?
    Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-i…
    - 5 days ago Sep 20, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • Club Carlson Offering Double Points!
    I’ve often referred to Club Carlson as the little program that could. It’s not the biggest loyalty program in the world but it offers excellent redemptions and promotions at a wide range of hotels, including Radisson and Park Plaza, among others.…
    - 6 days ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:20pm -
  • Increased Airline Elite Status Through The Starwood/Marriott Merger (Or Vice Versa)
    Mergers are generally not viewed as favorable for consumers. By concentrating power in fewer, rather than more, suppliers, the merged companies are often able to increase pricing, since there are fewer competitors. Sometimes, though, combining benefi…
    - 7 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 2:56pm -
  • American AAdvantage eShopping Contest
    A light promotion for the weekend relating to American Airlines eShopping, and it’s another “you have nothing to lose” type promo. Yes, the world of mileage is quiet. AA Getaway Giveaway A few days ago, I wrote a piece on a potentially targeted…
    - 9 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 2:58pm -
  • Marriott’s Greatest Dessert Ever
    Yesterday, I wrote a post in defense of Marriott. Today, well, I’m not sure… Donut Disturb   I’m assuming that this is one of those products created to generate publicity, like the $5,000 hamburger or the Golden Opulence Sundae. Yes, all your…
    - 11 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 9:14am -
  • In Defense Of Marriott…
    “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” -William Randolph Hearst There’s nothing that generates clicks on a website faster than the hint of a good story (Come to think of it, I should have titled this page, “Four things you did…
    - 12 days ago Sep 13, 2017, 3:15pm -
  • United Partner Offer, Possibly Targeted
    Keep your eyes open for a partner offer from United, which may or may not be targeted.* Yesterday, I was reading a book about Las Vegas and thinking about the subject of casino complimentary gifts, or “comps.” A comp is a free perk that a casino…
    - 13 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 3:51pm -
  • “Basic Economy” Credit Cards?
    Airlines have already introduced Basic Economy seating, which gives you a lower fare in exchange for getting no seat assignment, boarding last, surrendering seven Constitutional rights of the airlines’ choosing, etc… They seem to be expanding tha…
    - 14 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 5:35pm -

milepoint (Forums)

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newDCA to LAX nonstop - "not offering 1st class"?
    Went online this morning to see what was available DCA to LAX this week, and happily found the newish Flight 1726. Nonstop Flight, perfect departure time at 532PM, with First Class...."NOT OFFEERED". ????? I checked both Sept 26 and Sept 27. ...
    - 21 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:45am -
  • newWhich Starwood in Dubai?
    There are a lot of different Starwood options in Dubai. For those who have been there, which one would you recommend for a family stay (2 adults, one child) for four days and three nights? I'm leaning towards the Jumeriah beach resort, but want...
    - 23 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:43am -
  • newBaggage Claim Denied
    My family's baggage was delayed for 3 days recently on a KLM flight to Toronto. When my wife filed the claim for the items purchased during the delay the agent said it was several days past the 21 day deadline as written in the fine print of every..…
    - 36 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:30am -
  • newEarliest check in time to drop off baggage at Lisbon airport TAP flight
    Does anyone know the earliest check in time for TAP Portugal flights at Lisbon airport. Staying at an airport hotel so want to drop off my luggage and then go into to city for the day. Thanks
    - 57 mins ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:09am -
  • newLetting GGL Joker lapse
    Clearly a first world problem, but interested to know how other forum members use GGL jokers I tend to use one a year with Amex 241 and sometimes help out a friend or family member if they can't find availability, but this year with a couple...
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:57am -
  • new10 Day Road Trip To Scotland
    Hello everyone Not long ago I did my first trip report on here and the feedback was, to my surprise, quite positive. That’s why I thought I’ll do another trip report about my recent trip to Scotland. As I was travelling with my OH, I’ll use…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:17am -
  • newUuA price double when I phone!
    Hello I just spent some time trying to UuA a WTP leg to CW. The price on BA.com was £53.10 + 24,000 avios (LHR-MCT, BA79 overnight). I progressed through all the screens to the payment screen and got the usual “we are finalising changes” and...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 9:42am -
  • newNew AccorHotels brand book
    For your perusal. http://www.accorhotels.group/static/ahbrandbook2017/m/index.html#/page/1
    - 4 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 8:26am -
  • newOh for the love of Rose! T5 First World Problems
    So running through first lounge this morning (busy as usual due to be the typical Monday business departures) I fancied a little snifter. I popped over to the Champagne Bar and all they had was 2 Rose's. Off towards the bar by the outside gallery...
    - 4 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 8:26am -
  • newInsect on my Tart
    Introduction Beware, this hotel is so-called 'the smart hotel' serves you same boring cold breakfast on a daily basis with INSECT on your TARTS and they too enjoy breakfast with you...unhygienic environment and unapologetic and remorseless...
    - 4 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 8:13am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Discussion Thread - September 25, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 25, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - September 25, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 25, 2017, 10:06am -
  • newPopular Cards for Amazon Purchase 2017
    This is an updated version of my old guide on same topic from Dec 2015. This article attempts to compile a list of popular cards that yield large sum of miles, points, or cashback on amazon purchases or purchase of amazon gift cards via third party.…
    - 20 hours ago Sep 24, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of September 24, 2017
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, S…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - September 24, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - September 24, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Sep 24, 2017, 10:06am -
  • HSBC Premier World Mastercard Review – 2X points on Travel + 35k points signup bonus + $50 Uber/Lyft credit
    Annual Fee: None (to get this card you have to have had Premier Checking account with them 100k) Current Signup Bonus: 35k points(worth $400 in airfare) after $2500 spend in 3 months Benefits: 2X Points on Travel 1X Points on Everything $85 for TSA P…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 6:20pm -
  • Official Award Wallet Referral Thread
    If you have a referral code for an Award Wallet account, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the order of top-level comments, hides the votes, and collapses responses by default. Please do NOT make any offer…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of September 23, 2017
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending su…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - September 23, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 11:06am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • How to Get Into the Emmys Without Being a Star
    If you’re following me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), then you know I attended the 69th Emmys in Los Angeles as a guest of...The post How to Get Into the Emmys Without Being a Star appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Sep 23, 2017, 10:25pm -
  • Travel Style: John Kunkel
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