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The Points Guy

  • newHow to Plan the Perfect Weekend in Helsinki, Finland
    An ideal destination for a weekend getaway, Helsinki, Finland, is picturesque and walkable, with a welcoming ambience and appealing charm. Surrounded by more than 100 miles of coastline (and more than 300 small islands), this maritime city offers vis…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newFlight Review: China Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class, San Francisco to Taipei
    Premium-cabin redemptions to Australia are always difficult, but I was intent upon getting to Australia in the comfy seats. And with a little flexibility and luck, I was able to use 80,000 Delta miles and only $47 in taxes to visit three cities en ro…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • new‘My Hyatt Concierge’ Has Growing Pains
    The new World of Hyatt launched on March 1, and even though the program still has mixed reviews, I’m still staunchly loyal to Hyatt. Globalist status provides my family of four tremendous value when we travel, and I enjoy the general high quality…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newYour Points and Miles Guide to Rome, Italy
    Known as the “Eternal City,” Rome is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. With ancient ruins dating back more than 2,500 years, over 900 churches and some of the world’s most delectable pizza and pasta, it’s no wonder this I…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newThe World’s Quirkiest Museums
    Is visiting weird museums the coolest new travel trend? With the openings of quirky museums like the Museum of Ice Cream pop-up exhibit in San Francisco and the interactive Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts, it seems you can plan a whol…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • newFirst Look: Lufthansa’s New Business Class Seats Look Incredibly Spacious
    Lufthansa has an excellent reputation for its first-class service and cabin, but its current business-class seat is a little closer to average. It’s a good lie-flat product, but slightly behind the times with a dense 2x2x2 configuration. However, o…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • newDelayed in Europe? How EC 261 Services Can Get Airlines to Pay
    On a September Sunday in 2012, Lufthansa gave me the unwanted gift of a few extra hours in Frankfurt. As the delay and the afternoon dragged on, I could only stare longingly at the sign for the Senator Lounge (my United status then didn’t grant m…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newBest Ways to Avoid Airline Change and Cancellation Fees
    Airlines frequently change schedules, or have their flights delayed or canceled for a number of reasons. When the airlines change plans, passengers are usually offered little (if any) compensation, but when travelers must change or cancel their ow…
    - 21 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 3:15pm -
  • newBattle of the Metal Credit Cards — Which Is the Strongest?
    Over the last year we’ve seen a dramatic rise in metal credit cards. What used to feel special, like it or not, has become nearly commonplace. You can blame the Chase Sapphire Reserve card for this situation. The company’s marketing campaign wa…
    - 21 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 2:30pm -
  • newHave You Earned Surprise Bonus Rewards? TPG Readers Respond
    Even if you’re new to the points and miles hobby, you know that maximizing each and every purchase by choosing the right credit card is essential for quickly boosting your rewards balances across programs. Of course, even if you pick the best card…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 1:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newNew Hotel Early Check-in Benefit and the Best Hotel Closets in the World
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading New Hotel Early Check-in Benefit and the Best Hotel Closets in the World..…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 1:04am -
  • newRussian Hackers Have Started Stealing Frequent Flyer Miles
    The Washington Post is reporting on Russian hackers stealing frequent flyer miles from British members. No doubt they’re interested in this story because Russia! Hacking! Elections!Continue reading Russian Hackers Have Started Stealing Frequent Fl…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 11:04pm -
  • newAn Airline May Have Broken the Law With Beer (And How Much Inflight Meals Cost)
    Brian Sumers of Skift interviewed the Vice President for Innovation at Gate Group, one of the world's largest airline caterers and the one where listeria was discovered at its LAX facility recently.Continue reading An Airline May Have Broken the Law…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 9:04pm -
  • newThere are 3 Ways to Get Value From a Rewards Credit Card
    There are (3) kinds of value you can get from a credit card, beyond just making it easy to buy stuff (and -- if you must -- finance purchases short term but then you shouldn't be focused on rewards).It's important to know the reason you're getting a…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 6:34pm -
  • newLet Me Thank You
    Similar to last year I thought I'd take the Thanksgiving opportunity to express my thankfulness for each of you that reads my blog and interacts with me throughout the year. I've said this many times before but I really do consider myself one of the…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:34pm -
  • newSneak Preview of Lufthansa’s New Business Class Seat
    Here’s a rendering of the new business class seat that Lufthansa is planning, initially for the Boeing 777-9 to be rolled out in 2020.They promise “more privacy & the best sleep! … a special shoulder zone for side sleepers, and larger monitors…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 2:04pm -
  • newAmazing Business Class Fares US-Europe From $1230 Roundtrip
    Turkish Airlines is selling Atlanta - Europe roundtrips from $1230, and they're available most days that flies -- Turkish Atlanta service is 5 days a week.Here's Atlanta - Berlin for just $1230 roundtrip, which is incredible. You can credit the mil…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 1:17pm -
  • newDisgusting Marriott Being Redeveloped and Trick to Cheaper Multi-Night Hotel Stays
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Disgusting Marriott Being Redeveloped and Trick to Cheaper Multi-Night Hot…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:34pm -
  • Air Travel Brings Out the Worst in Us — But This Woman Will Inspire You
    Hopefully this story will inspire other passengers over the holidays to take a moment, during the very stressful 'happiest time of the year', to take a breath and help each other out. Because air travel during the holidays can be hard, and we're all…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 10:34pm -
  • Trump Organization Will Lose Their SoHo Hotel at the End of the Month
    The Trump SoHo hotel, the New York property that’s the center of a scandal where Ivanka Trump avoided prosecution for false marketing claims, will lose the Trump name at the end of the month with the Trump Organization walking away from the project…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 10:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newThe UK’s Expensive Airport Taxes Are Increasing Even Further
    The UK levies the highest taxes for commercial air travel of any country in the world, known as the Air Passenger Duty (APD). This fee is charged if you have travel originating in the UK. This means that if you're simply transiting the UK on one tick…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 7:13pm -
  • newDelta 767 Business Class In 10 Pictures
    Hello from Los Angeles! After flying from Tel Aviv to London in EL AL first class and Dublin to New York in Aer Lingus business class, I connected from New York to Los Angeles in Delta business class. I booked a paid ticket which cost ~$650, which I…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 6:02pm -
  • newMy Experience Using The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX With Priority Pass
    As of this past Monday, November 20, 2017, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX joined Priority Pass. Initially this surprised me, since the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is quite small, and since it has a fantastic a la carte dining menu, my assumption…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 3:49pm -
  • newWow: Lufthansa Reveals New Business Class, Debuting On The 777X
    Between 2020 and 2025, Lufthansa will take delivery of 20 Boeing 777X aircraft (also known as the 777-9), which is the next generation 777. They're the launch customer for the aircraft.Even though the 777-9 is a huge plane, Lufthansa has already ind…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 2:03pm -
  • newEarn 10x Points At Best Buy & Walmart With Chase Pay
    At the moment there are a couple of very nice promotions for those making purchases at Best Buy or Walmart with a Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom Unlimited, or Chase Freedom (unfortunately the Chase Sapphire Preferred is excluded). This promoti…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 1:41pm -
  • newAmazing Deal: ~$1,200 Business Class Tickets From Atlanta To Europe On Turkish
    This certainly won't last. Per zoqfotpik on FlyerTalk, at the moment Turkish has some $1,200-1,400 business class fares from Atlanta to various destinations in Europe, including Barcelona, Belgrade, and Berlin. While you can use Google Flights to sea…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:54pm -
  • newLifeMiles Is Offering Their Best Ever Promotion On Purchased Miles For OMAAT Readers
    A couple of days ago I wrote about how the LifeMiles program is offering a special Cyber Week promotion on purchased miles. Through this promotion you can buy miles with up to a 145% bonus. Not only is this one of the biggest bonuses they've offered…
    - 24 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:01pm -
  • I Just Flew Next To One Of My Biggest Celebrity Crushes And Didn’t Realize It
    Let me start by saying that I'm generally not fazed by celebrities. They're people just like the rest of us. I've sat next to or near a countless number of A-list celebrities over the years. Hell, I can think of at least five celebrities that I've ra…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 10:47pm -
  • Aer Lingus A330 Business Class In 10 Pictures
    Hello from New York! After flying from Tel Aviv to London in EL AL first class, I then connected to Dublin, so that I could finally try Aer Lingus' new business class. While I've flown Aer Lingus' transatlantic business class before, it was years ago…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 7:33pm -
  • Get Free Gadgets From Referring Friends To Google Fi
    If you’re using Google’s Project Fi for your phone service (and if you’re a person who travels frequently, you really should consider it), Google has a special promotion for referring friends to the program.Typically, if you refer someone t…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 6:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newTumi more than half off (some bags)
    TopCashBack is offering 25% cash back at eBags today. That payout is great — and it pairs nicely with both the eBags Amex Offer, the Chase Marriott/Slate Offer, and the current 25% off sale on Tumi luggage. Of course, you’re not limited to Tumi…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 10:22pm -
  • new21.5% cash back at Dell today-only
    BeFrugal is offering 21.5% cash back at Dell today only on up to $1500 in purchases (after which the rate will drop to 17%. This rate is good through 11:59pm Eastern Time tonight. The Deal 21.5% cash back at Dell.com on up to $1500 in purchases (…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 8:11pm -
  • newVirtual Reality deal: Amex Offer + bundle + cash back
    I just picked up a deal at Best Buy that I thought might appeal to readers who have Amex Offers at Best Buy and are interested in dipping their feet in the Virtual Reality waters. Best Buy has the following gaming laptop on sale for very good price c…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 7:08pm -
  • newOffice Depot: Spend $50, get 1K Membership Rewards or $10 back [Targeted]
    There is a new Amex Offer out today for 1,000 points or $10 back after spending $50 or more at Office Max / Office Depot. I found this card targeted on some of our Amex business cards. This should pair nicely with some of this week’s instant sa…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • Things to keep in mind about Black Friday
    As Black Friday is nearly upon us and the deals associated with such a major shopping holiday weekend continue to encroach more and more upon the Thursday feast, I wanted to share some general wisdom I’ve gathered in hunting for deals over the past…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2017, 11:38am -
  • $25 off $100 @ Staples w/ Visa Checkout
    Staples.com is offering $25 off $100 or more when you pay with Visa Checkout. This may be stackable with the current Amex Offer to get Membership Rewards points back with your purchase. The Deal $25 off of $100 or more when you pay with Visa Chec…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2017, 6:05am -
  • 20% back on select Amazon items with Amazon credit cards
    Amazon is offering 20% back in rewards for those with the Amazon Prime Visa and Amazon store card on a very random selection of items. It’s unclear as to whether this is only for new account approvals, though I suspect this likely works for exis…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:05am -
  • 10x at Walmart again with Chase Pay!
    Chase is back with another promo to earn 10x at Walmart.com using Chase Pay on up to $325 in purchases per card. This is a terrific and popular offer that was available a couple of months ago — and it has returned. This offer is good on the Cha…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 8:43pm -
  • Update: Chase Pay: 10x at Best Buy up to $400 per card, not targeted
    Update: This offer is not targeted and should work for 10x per card on up to $400 in purchases. See screen shots below. Chase is emailing out an offer for 10x/10% back at Best Buy on up to $400 in purchases when using Chase Pay. I’m not s…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 7:46pm -
  • Flash sale: $15 off of $75 at eBay
    eBay is offering a flash sale coupon good for $15 off $75 or more via the eBay app with code PSHOPAPP. The Deal $15 off $75 with coupon code PSHOPAPP in the eBay app Direct link to promo page Key Terms Valid through 6pm Pacific time today Eligib…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 7:18pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Travel hacking with less manufactured spend
    It seems that the travel hacking community has been thrown into one of its periodic panics, first over the loss of a popular gift card reselling opportunity and then an online bill payment option. I don't participate in such panics myself, but it's a…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, or Ink Preferred for Ultimate Rewards transferability?
    I am on the record believing that much of the caterwauling about the end of travel hacking is essentially an artifact of individual travel hackers aging and having more responsibilities in other parts of their lives and less time to dedicate to the g…
    - 14 days ago Nov 10, 2017, 10:59am -
  • The right ways to get to Evian-les-Bains
    I recently wrote about my trip to Europe which involved a very expensive cab ride about 50% of the way around Lake Geneva, from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Evian-les-Bains, France.The basic mechanics of the problem were simple, and I knew them in advan…
    - 17 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 10:59am -
  • American Express's new co-branded Hilton credit cards
    I've been reading with interest this morning about the revamped lineup of co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards American Express will be launching soon. Since I earn a lot of Hilton Honors points with my current Surpass card (and I stay at a lot of H…
    - 23 days ago Nov 1, 2017, 2:33pm -
  • How to make Delta's (bad) squeaky wheel policy work for you
    If you spend much time around here, you know that I like flying on Delta. There are some catches, of course: if you prefer flying on Delta you'll probably want to get an American Express Delta Platinum or Reserve card and meet the high spend threshol…
    - 25 days ago Oct 30, 2017, 5:28pm -
  • Anatomy of a (partly) award trip: France, Switzerland, Germany
    This week I'm on my first big vacation since last summer's Club Carlson-financed trip around Central Europe, which means it's time for one of my patented anatomies of an award trip. You can find previous entries in the series here.Getting there: Unit…
    - 32 days ago Oct 23, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • Walmart Money Center debit limit problem solving; gone vacationing
    I have never felt the impulse to constantly repeat, here on the blog, every manufactured spend technique that still works. People periodically send me e-mails or leave comments on ancient posts asking, "does this still work?" and my response is usual…
    - 35 days ago Oct 20, 2017, 9:59am -
  • When did Hilton get so bad at processing award stays?
    I'm no thought leader in travel, so I'm not going to paint this as a symbolic or meaningful decline in the quality of the Hilton Honors program, but I had a pair of experiences this weekend that together formed one hell of a coincidence. My mom was v…
    - 38 days ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How might the World of Hyatt-Oasis partnership work?
    Via Travel with Grant, I saw the other day that World of Hyatt is planning to partner with a luxury home rental company called Oasis (and that you can use discount code "UnboundxHyatt" for a $100 discount if you book before October 31). Apparently a…
    - 45 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 9:59am -
  • About Delta Private Jets
    Last week I wrote about how I would think about earning Diamond Medallion status with Delta after the changes going into effect for Medallion Qualifying Dollars in January, 2018. I then quipped on Twitter that "If you're just a rich guy who wants Dia…
    - 49 days ago Oct 6, 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

  • newOptimizing Spend on Black Friday & Cyber Monday
    Happy Thanksgiving everybody! While today is about stuffing yourself like a Roman, tomorrow and Monday are about shopping. Dun dun dun…. …are you ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Before you dive into Thanksgiving prep madness today, slow…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 3:39pm -
  • HURRY, BOOK NOW! Hawaii to Spain for Under $400 Roundtrip
    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…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2017, 5:01pm -
  • United $75 Trick NOT DEAD
    Edit November 18, 2017: Three more positive reports in the last two weeks. This trick may never die. 🙂 In Don’t Pay the $75 Close In Fee on United (Trick!), Scott wrote about an easy way anyone can avoid the fee United charges non-elites for bo…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:47pm -
  • 5 Ways to Stretch American Airlines Miles with Super Cheap Economy Awards
      Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards. American Airlines miles are currently one of the most valuable airline miles for economy awar…
    - 8 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 8:40pm -
  • Singapore Devalues Star Alliance Award Chart; Best Awards Untouched
    Effective December 7, 2017, Singapore Airlines is devaluing its award chart for awards booked on Star Alliance partners. I am following this development closely because: Singapore miles are so easy to get (transfer partner of Citi ThankYou, Chase Ult…
    - 9 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 5:43pm -
  • All 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…
    - 10 days ago Nov 14, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • How to Book a Trip to Fiji with Miles
    Fiji is a year-round tropical destination, known for its beaches, diving, and hiking. Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) flies from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu to Fiji. You can book Fiji Airways award space with American Airlines or Ala…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 4:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to Avianca LifeMiles
    Citi ThankYou Points have added Avianca LifeMiles as a 1:1 transfer partner. This is amazing news because Avianca LifeMiles can be used to book Star Alliance award space–the world’s most available–without fuel surcharges at fair award prices–…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 2:14am -
  • How to See Two Months of United Award Space at Once (Instead of One Week)
    In addition to United’s recent devaluation, United recently made its award searching worse. If you search on the home page for an award–like say New York to Paris next June– you’ll get one week of award prices in one cabin. You used to get sh…
    - 15 days ago Nov 9, 2017, 5:12am -
  • Argentina Money Situation 2017. Is There Still a Black (Blue) Market?
    Updated November 8, 2017 In the last four years, I’ve spent about 18 months total in Argentina, so I wanted to give a quick update on the money situation down there. From 2010 until December 2015, Argentina had an official exchange rate that was…
    - 17 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 8:00pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newDelta Flight Attendant Application Harder Than Harvard
    Want to be a flight attendant? You’re better off applying to Harvard – there’s a better chance you’ll get in. Delta Airlines recently announced more than 1,000 flight attendant openings. And they’ve got a lot of work to do to sift through p…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newWest Coast Gold Rush: Battle LAX Heats Up as United Airlines Adds Service
    North American carriers are refusing to cede dominance at LAX to rival airlines. Even United, which already counts SFO as major hub, is increasing its presence at the West Coast’s busiest airport. California is slowly becoming one of the hottest an…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Aviation Insurers to Pay $95 Million in 9/11 Settlements
    On Tuesday, a New York federal court ruled that aviation insurers, including American Airlines and United Airlines, must pay a combined $95 million in claims related to security failures that allowed aircraft to be hijacked on September 11, 2001. Lan…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 9:22pm -
  • AA CEO Admits He Wants More Seats on Planes, Reveals What Stopped Him
    Flight attendants and employees credited for saving seat pitch on aircraft. Flight attendants and airport employees at American Airlines may have more power than they realize, after airline CEO Doug Parker admitted they were the driving force for not…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 10:00am -
  • British Airways Warned Pilots About Smoke & Fire Fumes 50 Times in One Month
    A leaked briefing, reportedly issued by the carrier after a number of these events, warns pilots, “It could happen to you.” British Airways has seen a rise in the number of fume events onboard its craft in recent months, leading the carrier to is…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Airbus: Brexit Will Forfeit Aviation Jobs to China
    Airbus’ senior corporate representative for the United Kingdom has cautioned members of Parliament that Great Britain stands to lose the “crown jewels” of its aviation infrastructure, including wing-manufacturing jobs central to Wales, to China…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 8:24pm -
  • United to Add Chicago Connection for Fresno Flights
    Effective June 2018, United Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights between Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). “O’Hare is the fourth largest airport in the world,” Fresno Mayor Le…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 6:31pm -
  • Two Student Pilots in Two Separate Aircraft Among Victims of Deadly Midair Collision
    A teenage aspiring pilot and his instructor were killed when a flight school plane collided with a helicopter carrying another instructor and student near Buckinghamshire, England. An 18-year-old student pilot and his instructor were killed when thei…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Airlines Get to Know You from Big Data
    British Airways, Delta and others use data to customize the passenger experience. If a flight attendant apologizes for your delayed flight last month, or is congratulating you personally for hitting a milestone, it may not be because you have flown w…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 10:00am -
  • The Best and Worst Airlines for Thanksgiving Travel
    Thanksgiving is a notoriously difficult time to travel, with millions of people heading home for the holidays and crowding airports and airlines. If you plan to join the legions this year, SmarterTravel has some thoughts on the best and worst airline…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 10:00am -

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Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel
    We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagasc…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 3:19pm -
  • Win a Trip Around the World Contest (Updates)
    On October 30th, I released the third edition of my book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. If there’s one constant in travel, it’s that it is forever changing. And so the tips and prices I wrote in the last edition, which only came out two y…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 4:19pm -
  • The Best Lesbian Travel Blogs
    While there are many popular solo travel blogs, luxury blogs, and budget travel blogs, it can be a bit more challenging to find quality content for LGBT travelers. In this month's LGBT column, Dani from Globetrotter Girls shares her favorite lesbian…
    - 8 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • How to Travel Around Madagascar
    Madagascar. It’s more than an incorrect (but fun) DreamWorks movie. Located off the eastern coast of Africa, this island, nearly the size of France and the third largest in the world, has a population over 20 million but sees only about 325,000 tou…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 1:52pm -
  • The Top Things to See and Do in Madagascar
    Madagascar, a country famed for lemurs, baobab trees, birding, and jungles, offers visitors a rich playground to explore. I was enthralled by its beauty: the sweeping canyons and gorges, the grand waterfalls, and the sheer diversity of the landscape.…
    - 15 days ago Nov 9, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Books that Will Inspire You to Visit Africa
    In this guest post, Cameron and Natasha from The World Pursuit share their favorite books about Africa. Insightful, inspiring, heartbreaking, and everything in between, these books will tempt you to book a trip to the continent so you can see first-h…
    - 18 days ago Nov 6, 2017, 2:19pm -
  • Win a Trip Around The World!
    Twelve years ago I was inspired to travel the world by a group of backpackers in Thailand. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to have been able to build a business around my passion for travel. With the release of a new edition of my book, How to…
    - 25 days ago Oct 30, 2017, 1:10pm -
  • Is Travel Hacking Really a Scam?
    Collecting points and miles is one of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of travel. While not every country has travel hacking options as amazing as the USA, there are still plenty of opportunities out there! If you want to increase the chances of y…
    - 29 days ago Oct 26, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • 30 Epic Photos From My Trip to Madagascar
    Madagascar. The name conjures up a land of wild nature, mystical and unexplored. With only 350,000 visitors per year, Madagascar is one of the most well-known but least visited African nations. I recently had the opportunity to visit the country with…
    - 32 days ago Oct 23, 2017, 1:59pm -
  • 11 Incredible LGBT Travel Movies
    In this month's LGBT column, Adam from Travels of Adam shares his favorite LGBT travel films. From Oscar-winners to cult classics, this list has something for everyone and will be sure to inspire and inform you before your next adventure abroad!The…
    - 36 days ago Oct 19, 2017, 4:15pm -

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

  • newCustomer Service Of The Year
    My final thanks of this Thanksgiving week is for the best customer service experience I received in 2017… New York City is a regular destination for MileNerd readers. The Andaz 5th Avenue is one of the most popular hotels there (thanks to Hyatt and…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 8:01am -
  • What (Who) I’m Thankful For Here
    We’re all self-involved. That doesn’t mean everyone is a selfish asshole (even though some are). And it doesn’t mean we’re incapable of being generous, loving people. But no well-adjusted, healthy human spends every moment thinking of others.…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Flight Giveaway
    One final flight giveaway left this year. It can be one-way or round-trip, but the total must be under $400. Like the last one, this VERY generous gift is courtesy of Assaf the king of spending. Thank you so much, man, for being such a good friend of…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Black Friday Hotel Deals
    I heard from Tom over at Extreme Hotel Deals last week. He wanted me to mention a couple of resources that might be helpful to MileNerd readers. The first is a VERY detailed list of Black Friday/Cyber Monday hotel deals. And the other is a monthly li…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 10:07am -
  • Catching Up After The Weekend
    If you’re from California and have never flown Alaska…here’ s 5,000 easy bonus miles for your first flight. It’s even easier to pick up 4 bucks from Sears for each Uber ride. Never that easy to win a contest. But I just can’t quit you, JetB…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2017, 8:39am -
  • Sunday Spending
    Nerds with Inks are about to be busy again… Get $15 back at Staples when you buy $300 in Visa/MasterCard gift cards. Or $15 back at Office Depot when you buy $300 in Visas. These are in-store deals from Sunday through Saturday. Both good but Office…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 9:10am -
  • Hyatt Double
    Spend the millisecond it takes to register here for double Hyatt points through the end of the year. Other things on my mind… Cats are strange creatures. How confident am I that they won’t murder us one day? Not very. The most underrated condimen…
    - 8 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 9:17am -
  • Hump Day Deals
    Rapid-fire time… There’s nothing as predictable as death and taxes. Except Southwest and JetBlue sales. IHG has a 15 to 30% off sale going in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. It’s up to 50% for Europe. Save some Delta SkyDongs to L…
    - 9 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 8:30am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Call right at 11:00 AM CST to have a good shot at an $11 room at the Conrad Chicago. Spend a buck, get 1,000 United miles, and a Wall Street Journal subscription. Just make sure to cancel after 45 days. Total Rewards and Wyndham platinum status is av…
    - 10 days ago Nov 14, 2017, 9:12am -
  • Airline Promos
    Register here, book a flight with JetBlue points by tomorrow, and get 15% of them back. Will I take advantage? Come on. Is the sky blue? Is Harvey Weinstein’s career over? Is it annoying when people use the word “bae”? Of course I’m taking ad…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 9:00am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newUnited Kingdom to Increase Air Passenger Duty on International Flights
    According to Skift, the United Kingdom is planning to raise the amount of the air passenger duty (APD) on departing international flights. This is a tax applied to all passengers on commercial and private flights and can be as high as $200 (£150) fo…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:30pm -
  • newCyber Week Special: 145% Bonus on Purchased Avianca LifeMiles
    Avianca’s LifeMiles program frequently offers substantial bonuses on purchased miles.  Well, they’re at it again, just in time for Black Friday.  As One Mile At at Time reported earlier, LifeMiles currently has a “Cyber Week Special”, offer…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newUsing Airline Portals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping
    The holiday season is here, which often means shopping for lots of folks. One way to earn miles even while not doing anything travel related is to click through shopping portals of your favorite airline. Of course, there aren’t deals for everywher…
    - 24 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Review: Qantas 787 Dreamliner
    Qantas 787 Dreamliner will become the backbone of the airline’s fleet opening up new routes and adding frequencies to other. Qantas plans to fly to London nonstop from Perth in 2018 and will also start the 787 on the Los Angeles – Melbourne route…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Black Friday 2017 Deals Are Here! These Great Travel Products Are on Sale
    Black Friday 2017 deals are here and these great travel products are on sale! If you fly coach often (or have a frequent flier in your life that does), here are some great travel products and gadgets I personally recommend to help make your next econ…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Misadventures Transferring Credit Card Points to Air France Flying Blue
    One reason I increasingly value credit card rewards points is the “transferable” nature of these currencies.  Unlike frequent flyer miles, card points (such as Citi Thank You) allow transfers to a variety of programs.  This usually includes bot…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Review: Marriott AC Hotel, Torino, Italy
    I returned to Torino for business again this year. After the tiny hotel room of my last stay, I opted for the AC Hotel Torino so at least I could earn some points, and hopefully have a more predictable experience. Thankfully, that worked out well. Lo…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Delhi to Doha
    Qatar uses the 787 on its Delhi flights. The Business Class in the 787 uses one of the newer seats available on Qatar Airways. It is a great product overall.  Qatar Airways has three daily flights from Delhi to Doha, and one of them leaves in the ea…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • New Routes and Upgrade Rules for Delta One Coming Soon
    Over the weekend, Delta Air Lines announced it would be adding three new routes with its Delta One service, which offers lie-flat seats on domestic flights. I find it a bit overkill if you’re not traveling on a red-eye, but it’s definitely a comp…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2017, 4:07pm -
  • My Basic Economy Experiences on American Airlines and United Airlines
    Basic Economy was introduced by United Airlines and American Airlines earlier this year. I’ve now had the chance to sample the Basic Economy product on both American and United several times, and I am pleased to say that I stand by my earlier beli…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2017, 12:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • new2017 Holiday Gift Card Promotions from Restaurants and Merchants
    Check out this list of Holiday Gift Card Promotions for extra bonuses and savings at a variety of restaurants and stores. [Read More] 2017 Holiday Gift Card Promotions from Restaurants and MerchantsThe post 2017 Holiday Gift Card Promotions from R…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:55pm -
  • Freevo 100% Free Food and Drinks at Chicago Restaurants – $0 Membership until December 1st ($20 value)
    Get 100% free food, coffee, drinks, and more at over 150 top restaurants in Chicago (NYC and LA coming soon) with the Freevo App, plus there is a $0 membership fee for your entire first year ($20 value) if you sign up by December 1, 2017 (limited to…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 8:53pm -
  • Dosh Cash Back App $5 Sign-Up Bonus and $15 Referral Rewards
    The Dosh cash back app lets you link your credit and debit cards to automatically get cash back when you shop, eat, travel, and more at participating local and national merchants, plus Dosh has increased the referral bonus for current users to $15 th…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 1:33am -
  • Crane Credit Union Checking Account $150 Bonus in Indiana
    Residents of 27 Indiana counties can join Crane Credit Union and get a $150 bonus when you open a new checking account with qualifying activities. [Read More] Crane Credit Union Checking Account $150 Bonus in IndianaThe post Crane Credit Union Che…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 1:28am -
  • Linn Area Credit Union $50 Checking Bonus and $50 Referrals in Iowa
    Residents of 22 counties in Iowa can get a $50 bonus for opening a new personal checking account with Linn Area Credit Union, plus both you and your friends can get $50 each for participating in the LACU Refer-A-Friend Program. [Read More] Linn Are…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 12:53am -
  • Barclaycard CashForward Credit Card $200 Bonus Cash Promotion
    Apply for the Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard® to earn a $200 cash bonus after you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days after account opening, plus get 1.5% cash back on all purchases with a 5% redemption bonus and no annua…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 11:51am -
  • Campus USA Credit Union $100 Checking Bonus in Florida
    The Campus USA Credit Union in Florida will give you a $100 cash bonus when you open a Free Checking Account, elect to receive eDocuments, and establish a direct deposit of at least $200 per month within the first 90 days, plus you can earn an extra…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 11:26am -
  • MIDFLORIDA Credit Union $200 Free Checking Account Bonus Offer
    MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is offering a $200 bonus when you open a new MIDFLORIDA personal checking account, complete 5 debit card purchases, sign up for a direct deposit, and receive approval on a loan or credit card, plus you can get an extra $250 bo…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 11:13am -
  • BrightStar Credit Union $100 Checking Account Bonus in Florida
    The BrightStar Credit Union is offering a $100 bonus when you open a new Best Free Checking Account and make 4 transactions per month for 7 months, available for residents of select counties in Florida. [Read More] BrightStar Credit Union $100 Chec…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 11:04am -
  • Heartland Credit Union $100 Premier Checking Bonus in Kansas
    Heartland Credit Union in Kansas is offering a $100 bonus when you open a new Premier Checking Account with a payroll direct deposit and at least 5 debit or credit card transactions each month for 2 months. [Read More] Heartland Credit Union $100 P…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 10:40am -

Boarding Area

  • newJoie de Vivre Black Friday 40% off stays to Dec 1, 2018
    Joie de Vivre Hotels Black Friday special for up to 40% off stays booked by Nov 27 for reservations from Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 1, 2018. Joie de Vivre are boutique hotels in San Francisco, Monterey, Baltimore, Chicago, New York and Washington D.C. Their…
    - 11 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:36am -
  • newErste Bilder der neuen Lufthansa Business Class
    Lufthansa hat gestern erste Bilder der neuen Business Class gezeigt. Das Produkt wird auf der Boeing 777-9X debütieren, die ab 2020 ausgeliefert wird. Das Flugzeug wird keine First Class haben, dafür aber mit einer komplett neuen Business Class aus…
    - 34 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:13am -
  • newClub Carlson Dream Deals 30% off + 2,500 bonus points
    Club Carlson has a member exclusive access Dream Deals weekend sale through Sunday Feb 26 for 30% off Best Available Rate at participating hotels worldwide and 2,500 bonus points per stay for advance purchase, nonrefundable hotel stays through Februa…
    - 44 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newDie besten Black Friday Deals
    Die besten Flug, Hotel und Koffer Angebote am Black Friday Nicht nur die Klamotten-Läden und Elektronikmärkte locken heute mit Rabatten, auch die Reiseindustrie hat den sogenannten Black Friday für sich entdeckt und will dich mit satten, exklusive…
    - 46 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newTaking the COMAC ARJ21-700 for a ride
    It is one of the most rare commercial aircraft types flying today, an the future looks shaky at best. Welcome on board the COMAC ARJ21-700, a marvel of engineering, though not necessarily for the right reasons.The post Taking the COMAC ARJ21-700 for…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:42am -
  • newSwiss – 30 € geschenkt – Gutscheincode
    Es ist Freitag, genauer Black Friday. Viele Anbieter kommen mit Rabatten und sonstigen Angeboten um die Ecke. Auch bei Swiss. Interessant sind die Bedingungen, denn es gibt eine kleine Besonderheit. Swiss – 30 € geschenkt – Bedingungen Buchungs…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:42am -
  • newEin riesiger Air China Business Sale! Deutschland – Auckland Business (Return): 1465 Euro!
    Air China liefert ja gerade ständig Business Sale Promos. Jetzt zum Black Friday gibt es den nächsten Mega-Sale!
    - 5 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 7:10am -
  • newFree Delta One Upgrade Implications, Same Day Change Tweaks & the “new” Value of Medallion Choice Benefits plus negative 2019 Sky Club changes!
    Free Delta One Upgrade Implications, Same Day Change Tweaks & the "new" Value of Medallion Choice Benefits plus negative 2019 Sky Club changes! Continue reading →The post Free Delta One Upgrade Implications, Same Day Change Tweaks & the “new”…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 7:08am -
  • newRandy Petersen: The Epitome of Being Thankful
    Randy Petersen has been called such monikers as Frequent Flier Guru and Travel Visionary due to the millions of miles which he has traveled around the world — as well as being known for starting such entities catering to frequent fliers as InsideFl…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 2:54am -
  • new10 Travel Things I’m Thankful For On Thanksgiving
    Here are 10 things I'm thankful for in the world of travel. The post 10 Travel Things I’m Thankful For On Thanksgiving appeared first on Pizza In Motion.
    - 9 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 2:24am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newCVS Black Friday: $30.83 In Goods For $.09
    CVS offers loyalty program awards called “ExtraBucks (EB).” If you make purchases of certain products, they will give you a rebate in the form of a coupon. Every year, CVS runs a Black Friday promotion in which it offers a certain number of produ…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:04pm -
  • Surveys: A Plus And A Minus
    On more than one occasion, I’ve discussed how easy it is to earn points by taking surveys. There are a fair number of companies that offer surveys and just as many travel providers who partner with them. Everyone, of course, is in it to make a buck…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2017, 3:43pm -
  • Delta Adding A SkyMiles Perk For Transcon Elites
    The general direction of frequent flyer programs has been downward. While airlines occasionally offer a carrot to improve the benefits, it’s much more common to get the stick. So even if the perk they add only affects a few people, it’s nice to g…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 6:28pm -
  • Good Luck, Thanksgiving Travelers
    I don’t have to tell anyone here that Thanksgiving is among the worst times for air travel. Flights are packed, cost a fortune and lines are interminable. Here are a few hints that might help to speed you on your way: Do Anything You Can At Home: T…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2017, 2:03pm -
  • American’s Holiday Miles Offer Comes From Scrooge
    Way back when, US Airways used to offer a partner offer called the Grand Slam promotion. The object was to earn miles through as many of its partners as possible and, based on the number you used, you earned miles. The top prize was 100,000 miles and…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:45pm -
  • Delta Sky Clubs Making Admission Changes
    Delta is making it a little more difficult to get into its lounges, with the odd caveat that the new rules start in 2019, not 2018 (giving you the choice to renew before they go into effect). No Ticket, No Entry Airline lounges are a great place to r…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 3:49pm -
  • American Airlines Announces Reykjavic Service
    Yesterday, American Airlines announced that it would start flying to Reykjavic* in June from its hub in Dallas (DFW). Here’s what we know so far and what I think of it. Reykjavic And…Dallas? Reykjavic has become an incredibly popular tourist dest…
    - 9 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 3:39pm -
  • Help, Delta Gave Me Extra Miles And Won’t Take Them Back!
    Delta gave me 10,000 extra miles and now I can’t get rid of them. While that may sound like a bank error in my favor, I happen to have found the one circumstance where it isn’t. At least for now, I seem to be stuck with them. Here’s What Happen…
    - 10 days ago Nov 14, 2017, 9:24pm -
  • JetBlue Rolls 2018 Schedule Forward
    JetBlue recently extended its schedule through September 4, allowing you to book your travel through Labor Day of 2018. It’s time to take a look and see what’s on offer. A Schedule Update The discounters schedule their flights slightly differentl…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 1:47pm -
  • JetBlue Offering 15% Point Rebate On Awards
    JetBlue does a lot of “flash offers,” which are promotions that are good for a short time period. Right now, it is offering 15% point rebates for award trips booked between today and November 14, which is a little bit longer than the traditional…
    - 13 days ago Nov 11, 2017, 8:05pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 17 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:30am -
  • 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…
    - 19 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:28am -
  • newGoing for AA Exec Plat ! - Mileage Marathon time
    Folks,I've been Exec Plat for some time with AA. But this year, there's been a lull I'm my travel. I'm going to do some mileage running to keep my status in 2018.My variables:1) I'm in Denver, so all travel should start and end there2) The fli…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 2:51am -
  • newUAs New Routes - ELM/ELP/ILM/FAT
    Elmira, NY - EWREl Paso, TX - ORDWilmington, DE - IAD/ORDFresno - ORD
    - 16 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 7:34pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 4:02pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 3:40pm -
  • newUnited Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes
    https://skift.com/2017/11/17/united-is-making-tech-changes-to-boost-wi-fi-speeds-on-many-planes/United Airlines is promising to improve its onboard Wi-Fi — a constant source of customer frustration — with a relatively small investment that shou…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 3:22pm -
  • newUA Food News
    Listeria found at catering facilities for airlines at LAX, Denverhttp://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/...ties-for-airlines-at-lax-denver/#.Wftdh1tSyM8Listeria has grounded certain food services in recent days for some American Airlines and United Air…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 3:19pm -
  • newLooking for a DL mileage run from ATL.
    I am needing 20k MQM before the year end to keep status. Willing to fly any day. I did a mileage run ATL-CLT-DFW-ATL on Christmas last year to keep status on AA this year. Anyways, dates and times are flexible. I don't have my passport yet though, s…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 1:23pm -
  • newJaisalmer, India: Annual Desert Festival
    In the Indian lunar month of Magha, from 13-15th, every year, (Feb 1-3, 2015/Feb 20-22, 2016) the desert town of Jaisalmer, Rajsthan comes alive with the Desert Festival. Simply called the Jaisalmer Desert festival. A three day event that showcases t…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:59pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newCan you upgrade an Amex 241 ticket after you have flown outbound?
    Slightly bizarre scenario...I know tickets aren’t technically upgradable but people have had limited success in doing so. We’ve flown the outbound and I’m hopeful F availability will open up...can we upgrade our return leg and what does it invo…
    - 20 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:27am -
  • newBA Lounge at EDI: New aceess rules?
    Is there an update on access to the BA EDI lounge when on an EI ticket as a OneWorld Emerald?
    - 30 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:17am -
  • newlooking for Expert flyer in Italy
    Hi guys, I open this topic for *Italian guy* or for anyone *is able to read/write in italian* and that are expert in flights finding. If anyone's interested, please, write me a PM with a chat-contact: facebook, gmail or skype. I'm looking for...
    - 42 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newWhere can I view my chauffeur service bookings/info?
    Am booked on EY flights LHR-AUH-BKK next month in business class (booked back in February). Just phoned the service centre to book chauffeur transfers. Took a while but the guy confirmed it was all sorted on the phone and confirmed I'd receive an...
    - 46 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newNot attending the flight back with Korean Air
    Sorry, for the repost, but I have the same question about Korean air. I used the search but couldn't find anything about this.. does anybody know, how Korean Air handles a roundway ticket, if you don't use the 2nd flight / return flight. Because a.…
    - 59 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:48am -
  • newNot attending flight back
    I used the search but couldn't find anything about this.. does anybody know, how Finnair handles a roundway ticket, if you don't use the 2nd flight / return flight? Because a roundway ticket is "nearly" half price of a actual one way ticket, so it..…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:45am -
  • newBrexit: IAG may have to buy out British shareholders
    The Financial Times has seen the Brussels negotiating position on aviation. Essentially it is not too surprising; there is no room (and presumably no time) for a “bespoke” deal; either the UK signs up to the European Common Aviaition Area, and…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:35am -
  • newB747 In seat power, quick question
    On the next leg of my trip to the States. Just got off the AY A350 and couldn't charge my Samsung tablet at all! I tried three different cables, three different adapter plugs and got zilch. The cables were fine, I was able to charge my phone using...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:27am -
  • newImpatient / excited new WP ;)

    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:25am -
  • new3d2n lombok tour package
    *3D2N LOMBOK TOUR PACKAGE* DAY 1:LOMBOK ARRIVAL – SASAK TRADITIONAL TOUR – CHECK IN HOTEL (L/D) Arrive at Lombok International airport, upon arrival, tour begins to visit Rambitan-Sade village with distinctive-style traditional Sasak houses m…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:21am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newBank Account Bonus - Week of November 24, 2017
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Due to the continual growth of the sub, mixing Bank account churning discussion with Credit Card discussions is becoming a bit unwieldy. Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Ban…
    - 41 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - November 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…
    - 41 mins ago Nov 24, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - November 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…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2017, 10:06am -
  • newChase Total Business Checking $300 bonus w/ $1k deposit and 5 transactions
    Exact text of the offer: New Chase Business Checking Clients GET $300 Open a Chase Total Business Checking® account, deposit $1,000 in new money within 10 business days of account opening, maintain that balance for 60 days and complete five qualifyi…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 10:40pm -
  • newciti premier 50k sign up bonus and waive 1 af
    A link that's still alive (use incognito/clear all cookies if doesn't seem to work): https://www.citicards.com/cards/credit/application/flow.action?app=UNSOL&sc=4MMZ5VK7&m=7CJ7111111W&B=C&ID=3131&uc= Might be especially interesting to folks that will…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 10:16pm -
  • newOfficial Chase Sapphire Preferred Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the o…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 5:01pm -
  • newOfficial AmEx Blue Cash Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the AmEx Blue Cash Everyday card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes t…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • newCiti Prestige 40K sign up bonus and Triple Dip
    https://www.citicards.com/cards/credit/application/flow.action?app=UNSOL&sc=4KMA1667&m=7CJ7111111W&B=C 40K TYP after $4K in 3 months: Earn 40,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases with your card within 3 months of account…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2017, 12:39pm -
  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of November 23, 2017
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 23, 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 Nov 23, 2017, 11:05am -

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  • Travel Style: Jim Byers
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Jim Byers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • How to Get a Plane All to Yourself
    Today’s tip comes out of this fun story about a woman who got a 189-seat plane to herself in late October. Book the last outbound...The post How to Get a Plane All to Yourself appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • 10 Ways to Find Cheap Christmas Flights
    Thanksgiving is over and procrastinators  across the country are slowly starting to try and figure out how they can find cheap Christmas flights. The bad...The post 10 Ways to Find Cheap Christmas Flights appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Offer
    We do receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. Who wins the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card vs...The post Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Offer…
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  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Be Late for Your Holiday Flight
    If you watched Tom Costello’s piece this morning on TODAY, you know that if you miss your flight this holiday season you might not get on...The post Whatever You Do, Don’t Be Late for Your Holiday Flight appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Travel Contests: Week of November 22, 2017
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a wild 12-day adventure in Peru for two Win an eight-day cruise through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal...The post Travel Contests: Week of November 22, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Top 10 in Travel News: November 22, 2017
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Fast-growing Aer Lingus makes Seattle its 12th U.S. destination The world’s best boutique hotels of 2017 Woman...The post Top 10 in Travel News: November 22, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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    Looking for a guidebook that doesn’t take you to the touristy places? Check out the Not For Tourists series of guidebooks, which they have for...The post Travel Books of the Week: Not For Tourists Guidebooks appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 12:58am -
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