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  • How I Wound Up Paying $456 for Checked Baggage
    My husband and I are normally against checking bags on international trips — partly because it’s a pain but also because we don’t want to pay.
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Is the Amex Business Platinum Card Worth Keeping?
    Remember when American Express raised the annual fee on the Platinum Card to $550 in exchange for a $200 Uber credit? I don’t know about you all, but I dumped the card a year later and vowed to stick with the Amex Business Platinum Card. After all,…
    - 4 days ago Apr 22, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I’m Considering the Wells Fargo Propel From American Express
    If you’ve been pursuing points and miles long enough, you’ll eventually hit a point where you’re not sure which credit cards you can qualify for. The Chase 5/24 rule can be a dream-killer when it comes to the best signup bonuses, and the Americ…
    - 7 days ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Which Rewards Card is Best for CheapCaribbean?
    Which rewards credit card is best for bookings made through CheapCaribbean.com?
    - 9 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Don’t Make This Mistake and Lose out on Free Money From Amex
    Many credit cards now come with some sort of annual travel credit. Depending on the card, the credit can sometimes be used on any type of travel purchase, sometimes only on specific airline purchases, sometimes you need to do something ahead of time…
    - 11 days ago Apr 15, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why Balance Transfers and Rewards Do Not Mix
    Many people seem to believe card issuers will grant you rewards on transferred debt, or worse, that transferring the debt to a rewards card would be a smart financial move.
    - 14 days ago Apr 12, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • How I Earned 800,000 Hilton Honors Points for my 40th Birthday
    I cashed in 800,000 points for six nights in two rooms at the Hilton Aruba Resort.
    - 16 days ago Apr 10, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Hyatt Hotels in NYC – Which One is Best?
    Which is the best Hyatt Hotel to stay in New York City?
    - 18 days ago Apr 8, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • 3 Ways I Received Bonus Points from Airlines and Hotels
    It's inevitable for plans to go awry on a trip, and when it does I try to think on the bright side. What experience has this given me that I wouldn't have otherwise? Maybe I get to meet someone new on the way or try a delicious new dish that I would…
    - 21 days ago Apr 5, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Marriott Members Can Switch To These Hotel Rewards Programs
    The honeymoon phase is officially over. Whether it’s elite benefits, redemption rates, or the name change (Bonvoy?), Marriott members are not happy about how the merger has turned out. A lot of former SPG and Marriott top-tier elites are looking to…
    - 23 days ago Apr 3, 2019, 6:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newAir Canada Substituting Planes From Qatar (And Others) Amid 737 MAX Grounding
    The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded for several weeks now, with no clear timeline for when the plane will be flying again. This has caused big operational challenges for several airlines, and obviously the airlines with the biggest 737 MAX fleets ar…
    - 11 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 8:24pm -
  • new6 Reasons To Get The Alaska Airlines Business Card
    Recently we saw an increased new welcome bonus launched on the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card, and it's an offer seriously worth considering. I applied for this card when it had a worse offer, so I'm jealous of those of you who can get…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 6:28pm -
  • newLast Chance: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 100K Bonus
    Marriott's new Bonvoy loyalty program launched earlier this year, and as part of that, we've seen a refresh of the Marriott card portfolios from American Express and Chase.In late February we saw the launch of an increased welcome bonus on the Marr…
    - 15 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 4:28pm -
  • newBon Appétit: Some American First Class Meals Have One Year Shelf Life
    While I’m generally not a fan of American Airlines’ domestic first class catering, the one great thing that American has offered is the ability to pre-order special meals. For a long time I thought American had the worst food of the major US carr…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 2:43pm -
  • newLawsuit: United Employee Called Passenger “Monkey”
    A new lawsuit alleges some pretty disturbing things that a United employee said to a passenger. A Houston-area actress and motivational speaker is suing United after a February 26 flight.She was waiting for her luggage in Houston when she asked a Un…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 1:42pm -
  • newDelta Air Lines: A Little Bit Better At Just About Everything
    When it comes to the "big three" US airlines, generally Delta is regarded as being the best. It's not like they're that much better than the competition, but they generally lead when it comes to profitability, customer satisfaction, employee satisfac…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 12:36pm -
  • newNorwegian Reports Huge First Quarter 2019 Loss (Again)
    Norwegian has today reported their results for the first quarter of 2019, and they're... interesting.Keep in mind that historically the first quarter is one of the most challenging for European and transatlantic airlines, given weak demand in winter…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:59am -
  • newBizarre Interview With Founder Of Global Ghana Airlines
    In September 2017 I first wrote about Global Ghana Airlines, a new startup airline that intended to operate nonstop flights between Chicago and Accra. At the time the airline announced that they’d begin operating flights within weeks.There was on…
    - 21 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Air Italy Cuts Los Angeles, San Francisco, And Toronto Flights (Now Only Seasonal)
    Update: Air Italy has issued the below statement in response to this post. “Air Italy would like to clarify that with respect to our Winter 2019/20 schedule, our new services have always been planned as seasonal operations. The average Toronto temp…
    - 1 day ago Apr 25, 2019, 12:16am -
  • Qatar Airways & Edelweiss Air Join TSA Pre-Check
    TSA Pre-Check is one of the innovations that has made the air travel experience in the US a bit more pleasant. Those eligible for Pre-Check enjoy expedited security screening, where they don't have to take off their shoes, or take their liquids out o…
    - 1 day ago Apr 24, 2019, 11:36pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newIs Moneygram dropping the banhammer?
    Last year, Walmart instituted new requirements and restrictions on money order purchases (See: Walmart’s new Money Order limits: new speed limit enforced [likely nationwide]). Specifically, Walmart’s system is now hard-coded to require an ID entr…
    - 11 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 8:22pm -
  • newCheap RT flights to Korea from $434 (west) to $520 (east)
    Several airlines are offering nice deals on round trip travel to and from South Korea, with prices starting as low as $434 round trip from West Coast cities or $520 RT from New York. Those are solid prices for this long trip. To get the best price…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 6:48pm -
  • newLoad $20 to Starbucks via Chase Pay, get 150 bonus stars [Targeted?]
    Starbucks is offering 150 bonus stars when you load $20 to your Starbucks account via Chase Pay, though note that it appears this offer is targeted. Some people report having received an email about the offer, but I haven’t received any email abo…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 3:59pm -
  • newFamily travel’s influences on award travel
    Family travel has unintentionally turned into a hot topic this week at Frequent Miler, with Greg’s post yesterday (The baby in business class debate) touching off quite a bit of discussion. That made me reflect a bit on the ways that family travel…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 12:16pm -
  • ANA business class awards to Japan [Sweet-spot spotlight]
    ANA Mileage Club is an Amex transfer partner and offers some of the hands-down best deals on premium-cabin travel to Japan (and other parts of Asia). Depending on the time of year, a round trip business class flight from North America to Japan on A…
    - 1 day ago Apr 25, 2019, 12:18am -
  • Conrad & Waldorf offer: $100 per night resort credit (stackable)
    Hilton is offering a special rate code that includes a $100 resort credit per night on paid stays of 2 nights or more at select Waldorf & Conrad hotels. My first couple of searches turned up inflated rates and/or no availability, but since there is…
    - 1 day ago Apr 24, 2019, 8:45pm -
  • The baby in business class debate
    I’m pretty sure that I usually come across on this blog as calm and collected.  I try to anyway.  Usually.  But not in this post.  I’m pissed.  The baby in business class debate has come up before in other blogs, but I’ve never before thou…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 1:55pm -
  • Should you accept the Marriott 15 elite night upgrade offer? Will I?
    We reported last week that Chase was sending out upgrade offers to many who still had the old Marriott Bonvoy Premier card.  Last year, Chase offered points to encourage people to upgrade to the Premier Plus (now called Bonvoy Boundless).  This yea…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 10:39am -
  • JetBlue: Save 15% On Award Flights (Book By April 25)
    JetBlue has launched a three day award sale that’s giving a 15% discount on award flights, although only flights from Monday to Thursday are eligible. The Deal Save 15% on JetBlue award flights. Direct link to offer. Key Terms Book an award flight…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 12:22am -
  • Save 15% On $50 Hotels.com Gift Cards With Samsung Pay
    Samsung Pay has a new deal on Hotels.com gift cards, selling the $50 denominations for $42.50. The Deal Samsung Pay is selling $50 Hotels.com gift cards with a 15% discount. Key Terms Limit 2 per customer per 24 hour period. Limit $500 during promoti…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 6:19pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newA legal riddle: what's the difference between avoiding and evading a reporting requirement?

    - 11 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 8:26pm -
  • Success removing a disputed item from my Experian credit report
    Last month I explained the process I followed to dispute a derogatory remark on my Experian credit report. Experian told me it would take a month to resolve, and sure enough, when I logged on exactly a month later, I saw two alerts, that my dispute h…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 5:27pm -
  • The current Choice Privileges promotion is so stupid I expect it to become the norm
    I was rummaging around on my Hotel Promotions page (check it out if you have any upcoming stays; current promotions are running as late as June 4, 2019) and noticed some funny language in the terms and conditions of the current Choice Privileges prom…
    - 14 days ago Apr 12, 2019, 7:10pm -
  • What the New York Times got wrong about long-haul Amtrak travel
    Last week’s New York Times Magazine featured a long article about long-haul Amtrak travel that somehow managed to get almost everything wrong about the advantages and disadvantages of train travel. As a life-long enthusiast of train travel, I thoug…
    - 24 days ago Apr 2, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • Disputing derogatory remarks with Experian, a developing story
    If you entered the travel hacking game through the big credit card affiliate bloggers, you probably know that folks who rely on credit card signup bonuses to build their points balances closely monitor and protect their credit reports, sometimes goin…
    - 38 days ago Mar 19, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • When it rains it pours: ending the first quarter on a high note
    Earlier this month I’d started to notice that some of the promotions that had popped up fairly regularly in the past hadn’t shown up recently. No sooner did I wonder whether we were in for some dramatic shift in the rewards landscape…than the p…
    - 45 days ago Mar 11, 2019, 11:48pm -
  • Hyatt is burying Small Luxury Hotels, so keep an eye out for good values
    Over at Running with Miles, Charlie Barkowski has been doing yeoman’s work tracking the “Small Luxury Hotels” eligible for Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificates, meaning properties that cost up to 15,000 points per night. Check that out if…
    - 51 days ago Mar 6, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Four use cases for Hilton credit card spend
    Lately I’ve been mulling a series of posts by Nick Reyes over at Frequent Miler about the relative value of earning Hilton Honors points directly through credit card spend, versus purchasing them for 0.5 cents each during Hilton’s periodic point…
    - 64 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Top-tier Hilton properties eligible for the Aspire resort credit
    Thanks to lifecycle effects I haven’t taken as many sprawling international vacations as I did when my life was governed by the academic calendar, which has had the ancillary effect of nudging me towards somewhat more luxurious travel plans. To giv…
    - 88 days ago Jan 28, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Even more Hilton Honors IT nonsense
    Back in September, 2018, Robert Dwyer wrote at Milenomics about all the real and potential problems you might encounter redeeming Hilton Honors free weekend night certificates. Having re-read that post, I thought I was locked, loaded, and ready to re…
    - 93 days ago Jan 23, 2019, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Best Hiking Watch Under $100 – Our Top Budget Outdoor Watch Picks
    Choosing the best hiking watch under $100 can be a bit difficult if you’re new to this type of gear. While many watches have great features, there are several other important factors that can affect the quality of your hiking watch. Some watches ha…
    - 98 days ago Jan 18, 2019, 5:09am -
  • Bose QC25 vs QC35 II Headphones: What Are the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones?
    Weighing up the Bose QC25 vs QC35 II Headphones, both noise canceling earphones can vie for the tag ‘best Bose headphones’. If music is food for the soul, then the noise canceling headphones QC35, QC35II, and QC25 equally epitomize the adage. As…
    - Jan 15, 2019, 6:52am -
  • Best Commuter Backpacks for Work, Cycling and City Life
    Here are the best commuter backpacks to help you survive getting back and forth on your daily grind. If you commute to work every day, you probably already know the importance of a great backpack. The ideal commuter backpack is comfortable, spacious…
    - Jan 13, 2019, 4:13am -
  • Polypropylene vs Polycarbonate vs ABS Luggage: What’s the Best Luggage Material?
    There are three main types of hardside luggage materials to consider. These choices include polypropylene vs polycarbonate vs ABS Luggage — all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. Apart from what it’s made from, when choosing which…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 9:10pm -
  • Lojel Luggage Review: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying
    Simple luggage that still looks great and can last through any type of adventure can be hard to find. Luckily, there are a few brands out there that have created just these types of luggage sets. That’s why we’ve created out Lojel Luggage Review,…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 8:08pm -
  • Best Pocket Knife Sharpener – Getting the Sharpest Knife Edge
    If you are in the market for the best pocket knife sharpener, read through the following reviews to compare some of the top brands and see which one will work best for you. Depending on the type of knives you will be sharpening, some products might b…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 7:05pm -
  • Muck vs Bogs Boots – Comparison of the Best Rain Boots
    Wet socks – no one likes them, and it can be hard to avoid them if you don’t have the right footwear that keeps your feet dry. Here, we’ll discuss so of the best options including Muck vs Bogs boots, and what makes them the right choice for you…
    - Dec 19, 2018, 7:57am -
  • Best Binoculars Under $100 – Top Cheap Binoculars Picks
    Looking to purchase new binoculars on a budget, but not sure who to turn to for the best advice? This article breaks down everything you need to know for finding the best binoculars under $100. If you want to jump ahead, you can find our ranking of t…
    - Dec 19, 2018, 5:43am -
  • Revo Luggage Review: Detailed Buying Guide & Suitcase Comparison
    There are so many choices out there when it comes to luggage. Oftentimes, they are very expensive, which is fine for the traveling businessman who will get his money’s worth. But for the occasional traveler, it can be quite the sticker shock. Someo…
    - Dec 17, 2018, 2:44am -
  • Hiking vs Trekking: What’s Are The Differences?
    Hiking vs Trekking can be a bit confusing sometimes. The terms are thrown around loosely due to their similarity. Backpacking is yet another term that can be used for hiking vs trekking. The main difference with backpacking is that you carry a lar…
    - Dec 16, 2018, 7:01pm -

MileValue

  • newSingapore Star Alliance Award Devaluation
    Singapore Krisflyer, loyalty program of Singapore Airlines, increased the price of various partner award prices on April 16, 2019. These changes weren’t without notice, as they announced in March the impending devaluation. Devaluations always suck…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 3:47am -
  • How to Check Your Chase 5/24 Count
    A couple days ago I wrote a post clarifying the Chase 5/24 rule and it’s relationship to small business credit cards. A reader asked the following question in the comments: “How do I figure out if I can apply for the United Explore Card under the…
    - 8 days ago Apr 18, 2019, 6:25pm -
  • Clarifying Chase 5/24 in Relation to Business Cards
    Opening five credit cards within 24 months will render you ineligible for any further Chase credit cards, until that five number has dropped to, at the most, four credit cards within the last 24 months. While not published by the bank, the Chase 5/24…
    - 10 days ago Apr 16, 2019, 1:59pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: April 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 15 days ago Apr 11, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • United Drops Award Chart November 15
    United published some heavy-hitting changes to their loyalty program over the weekend. In a nutshell, United is following Delta down the path towards a totally revenue-based loyalty program. United has announced dynamic award pricing effective immedi…
    - 18 days ago Apr 8, 2019, 3:45pm -
  • Brazil Visa Requirements Waived for US Citizens
    Until mid March, Brazil required that all US Citizens visiting Brazil–even those visiting less than 90 days–obtain a visa that required both money and time to get. In 2018 Brazil made it easier to obtain by giving us the option to process the vis…
    - 22 days ago Apr 4, 2019, 2:03pm -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: April 2019
    If you don’t have the money to take your dream trips, the good news is that you don’t need much money. By maximizing the sign up bonuses on rewards cards, anyone with good credit can take a dream trip anywhere in the world. There are a lot of rea…
    - 23 days ago Apr 3, 2019, 2:29am -
  • I Was Just Approved for the United Business Card
    In January of 2018, I began a credit card fast that lasted for nine months. In other words, I stopped applying for new credit cards. At that point I had been cutoff from Chase credit cards for a long time, years, and was tired of it. I had opened a n…
    - 27 days ago Mar 30, 2019, 12:13am -
  • Tuscany Trip Report: Part III
    Today I’m going to wrap up a trip report I started with you guys back in January, on a three week adventure through Tuscany with my boyfriend and parents. If you haven’t read Parts I and II, I recommend doing so before reading today’s post. Tus…
    - 30 days ago Mar 27, 2019, 2:02am -
  • Free Giveaway: $200 Southwest Gift Card
    Giveaway time. I like Southwest for many reasons. You always get to fly with two checked bags for free. No other US carrier has that lenient of a domestic baggage policy. Flights booked with enough anticipation (or during frequent sales) can be super…
    - 31 days ago Mar 25, 2019, 9:50pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newEasyJet Enacted a Ban on Nuts
    EasyJet is no longer selling nuts on planes. The prohibition was enacted in March and is in-line with the UK government's move to make the cabin safer for those with allergies. The ban is rooted in the case of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died after…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newWho’s in Charge at Hong Kong Airlines?
    A boardroom revolt has left even senior staff at HNA Group unsure who is at the helm of Hong Kong Airlines. Dueling press releases this week from two separate camps within the company offered opposing views of the current management structure. Murky…
    - 10 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • newCalifornia May Soon Ban Mini Toiletries at Hotels
    It might soon be time to say goodbye to single-use toiletries at some hotels around the country. California is currently considering a statewide ban on those mini toiletries so many of us love.
    - 12 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newApps That Help You Earn More for Your Spending
    In the age of rewards programs and consumer incentives, it has become relatively normal to expect some sort of rewards program or partnership from major brands. Even if you aren’t involved in brand-specific rewards programs, there are a few ways to…
    - 13 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Employee Being Sued for Calling A Passenger A Monkey
    United passenger Cacilie Hughes was waiting for her bags at IAH in February when she approached desk agent Carmella Davano for assistance. She said that Davano began to shout at her and called her a number of racial epithets. Hughes is now taking leg…
    - 19 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newPassenger Breaks Down After Receiving Sentence For Violent Outburst
    A drunk, violent and abusive Thomas Cook passenger has been given ten months' worth of detention for her outburst on a flight from Manchester to Turkey last September. This serious incident resulted in the removal of Kodie Richardson and her mother,…
    - 23 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 9:00am -
  • People Won’t Be Able to See How Many Likes Your Travel Photos Get
    Instagram fanatics, there is a potential new change coming to the platform that you might not like: soon, other users may not be able to see how many people have liked your photos. You will still be able to, but it may drastically reduce the number o…
    - 1 day ago Apr 24, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • United Airlines CEO Says Passengers Are Fed-Up With Shrinking Seats
    Speaking with ABC News, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz made some surprisingly frank comments about the current state of air travel. The airline executive said that travelers may not stand for any further attempts to fit more seats into already cramp…
    - 1 day ago Apr 24, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • Baby Dies In Passenger’s Arms On AirAsia Flight
    A two-month-old baby died on an AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth. The incident occurred on Monday on AirAsia Flight D7236. The child died in the arms of another passenger, who had offered to hold and comfort the baby. AirAsia has publicly of…
    - 1 day ago Apr 24, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • What Does the Latest Ruling for Expedia and United Mean for Your Future Flights?
    United Airlines and Expedia are feuding. It all has to do with fares being posted online. It’s not looking great for Expedia at the moment. A court in New York just rejected a motion from Expedia to grant an injunction against United.
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 6:30pm -

Travel is Free

  • newTBT: Buying Cheese For Miles
    Today we launched the new Travel Is Free Podcast! If you’ve already listened to our first episode – which was just my co-host Dave and I – then you’ve already heard this story. But for those who prefer reading over audio… This week’s Thro…
    - 7 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 12:37am -
  • newTravel Is Free Podcast – Episode 1: How The Game Has Changed
    Announcing the Travel Is Free podcast! Weekly and available here and on the major podcasting platform… except iTunes (because software sucks and it sends me in a login loop, despite doing all the troubleshooting, but I’ll continue to work on it).…
    - 12 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 7:26pm -
  • Chart(s) of Hotel Loyalty Program Benefits & Rewards
    While I just did a piece on hotel loyalty programs that was fairly critical (using data), this post is really meant for those who are looking to compare loyalty programs. Perhaps your work pays for your stays, or you can actually do 60 stays a year.…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 10:00am -
  • Complete List of Airline Award Charts
    This post is important to bookmark (not that I’m biased) because of the award charts that are unique to this site.  (Although you can also visit this any time by going to the Resources page). There is no other site with a Delta Miles Award Chart o…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 10:00am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • new14 Things to Do in Medellín (and the ONE thing NOT to do!)
    Posted: 04/19/2019 | April 19th, 2019 Once considered one of the deadliest cities in the world, Medellín has undergone a transformation over the last fifteen years that has made it one of the most modern places in all of Colombia. The city has becom…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:00am -
  • Want to Write for Nomadic Matt? Here’s How!
    Updated: 04/22/19 | April 22, 2019 Earlier this year, I announced I was opening this website up to guest posters. For years, I turned away unsolicited guest posts, but, this year, I decided it was time to change that policy as I want to add more voic…
    - 4 days ago Apr 22, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • My 21 Favorite Places to Visit in Colombia
    Posted: 4/18/2019 | April 18th, 2019 From the blue waters of Tayrona National Park, the sweeping views of the Cocora Valley, and the ruins of San Agustín, Tierradentro, and the Lost City, to the white colonial buildings of Popayán and the hustle an…
    - 9 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • How to Spend Your Time in Tokyo: A Suggested Itinerary for 2019
    Posted: 4/25/2019 | April 15th, 2019 Tokyo is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It’s fast-paced, futuristic, and bursting with weird and wonderful activities to keep you busy, including gorgeous shrines, palaces, and temples; hip clubs a…
    - 11 days ago Apr 15, 2019, 12:14pm -
  • What Kind of Backpacker Are You?
    Updated: 4/8/2019 | Originally Posted: 07/29/2009 Note: So much has changed since I originally wrote this post 10 years ago (also, isn’t it crazy that I’ve been blogging for so long?) that I thought that this funny little article needed an update…
    - 18 days ago Apr 8, 2019, 10:00am -
  • The Atlas of Happiness: Discovering the World’s Secret to Happiness with Helen Russell
    Posted: 4/4/2019 | April 4th, 2019 A few years ago, I read the book The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. I think it originally came up as a suggested book on Amazon. I can’t fully remember. But, I stuck it in my queue, ordered it, and it s…
    - 22 days ago Apr 4, 2019, 11:09am -
  • So, I Got Stabbed in Colombia
    Posted: 4/2/2019 | April 2nd, 2019 Editor’s Note: I wavered on writing about this for a long time since I didn’t want to put people off on Colombia or perpetuate the myth that danger lurks around every corner. As you can tell from my posts here,…
    - 24 days ago Apr 2, 2019, 12:30pm -
  • 20 Things to See and Do in Bogotá
    Posted: 03/25/2019 | March 25th, 2019 The capital of Colombia, Bogotá was the home to the region’s indigenous people, the Muisca, when the Spanish came around plundering gold and resources, and it’s been the country’s main city ever since. Bef…
    - 32 days ago Mar 25, 2019, 10:04am -
  • Life in Paris: One Month Down
    Posted: 3/21/2019 | March 21st, 2019 It’s been exactly one month since I moved to Paris. During that time, it’s been nonstop wine, cheese, brasseries, influencer meetups, fashionable social events, writer salons, museums, picnics, and late-night…
    - 36 days ago Mar 21, 2019, 12:10pm -
  • My 8 Favorite Hostels in Medellín in 2019
    Posted: 3/19/2019 | March 19th, 2019 There are a lot of hostels in Medellín. As “gringo central” for Colombia, you can’t walk five feet without coming across one, with majority located in El Pablado (Gringoland) and Laureles (up-and-coming Gri…
    - 38 days ago Mar 19, 2019, 10:00am -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 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 -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • April 2019
    At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called a health food restaurant…
    - 25 days ago Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incredibly romant…
    - 56 days ago Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts will proba…
    - 84 days ago Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -
  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Thank You Note
    Dear Fellow Nerds: What’s more teary-eyed than a roomful of millennials watching puppy videos on Youtube? This guy. (Damn, that made no sense) Emotions are weird, right? You really can’t plan or prepare for them…they just kind of show up. Man,…
    - Jan 9, 2019, 10:15am -
  • The State Of Miles And Points
    No way to let this final week pass without sharing some thoughts on the current state of this game. The first (and most important) question – Is this hobby dead? Of course not. If there are points to be earned, there’s still a game to be played.…
    - Jan 8, 2019, 10:22am -
  • Regrets. I Have A Few.
    This chapter of “Nerdy Weirdo Says Goodbye” was supposed to be about my biggest missteps here. Those are coming. But I need to respond to something and am clueless how to do it appropriately. Friday’s post was extremely meaningful to me. Dim bu…
    - Jan 7, 2019, 10:20am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 4
    Where I Come From Everyone has a story, right? Most of you have been loyal readers for years. And, since 2011, you’ve heard from “MileNerd” here. No pictures of me as the blog logo. Today, with one of my final posts, I’d like to talk about wh…
    - Jan 4, 2019, 10:15am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 3
    Blogging Other than “What card should I get,” the question I got asked most over the last 8 years was… “I’m going to start a blog. Do you have any tips?” To be honest, I never knew what to say. So, I’ll try to sneak this answer in here…
    - Jan 3, 2019, 10:03am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newSinemia Refer A Friend Promotion – Free $20 Credit
    Did you love the idea of MoviePass but didn’t like the surge prices, black out times and more? Then be sure to check out Sinemia where you can choose monthly plans to watch 2D and 3D movies at any theater for one set price. Currently, they are off…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 4:00am -
  • newCIT Bank Money Market Account Promotion: 1.85% APY Rate (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, open a CIT Bank Money Market account and enjoy earning 1.85% APY Rate! With this account, you can earn a higher rate than at traditional banks and access your money easily. With a low-minimum opening deposit of $100, it’s a…
    - 6 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 2:00am -
  • newPersonal Capital Referral Promotion: $20 Amazon Gift Card Bonus
    If you are looking for long term solution in your financial planning, Personal Capital is offering a $20 Amazon Gift Card Bonus when you try out their free financial tools! To earn the bonus, simply join through the referral link and you must link at…
    - 8 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 12:00am -
  • newChewy Promotions, Deals, Savings Discounts, & Offers – 2019
    If you frequent Chewy or have a pet you want to start splurging on, we have a ton of promotions, deals, discounts, and offers for you this year! We compiled a list of promotions for you the year of 2019 just for you! Save yourself time and money by v…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newWalgreens Photo Coupon Promotion: 11X14 Custom Photo Poster for $1.99 w/ Promo Code SPRINGPOSTER
    Memories are precious, so make yours last long by printing it out to forever hold dearly! Walgreens is currently offering a special promotion where you can get a 11X14 Custom Photo Poster for $1.99 when you use the promo code “SPRINGPOSTER“. This…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:55pm -
  • newBest Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions Calendar – *April 25th, 2019*
    Scrolling though all our hot deals only to find most of them targeted or YMMV? Worrying about missing out on a deal or an expiration date coming up? Then check out our Hot Deals, Bank Bonuses, & Free Money Promotions Calendar that are available to e…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:55pm -
  • newCarrabba’s Italian Grill Coupon Promotion: Buy One, Get One Free Lunch Entrée
    Guess who’s spaghettin’ some Italian food tonight? It could be you with this deal from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. While supplies last, you can take advantage of their promotion where you can get buy one, get one free lunch entrée until April 26…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:49pm -
  • newMacy’s Extra Savings Sale: 20% Off Sitewide w/ Promo Code SHOP
    Ready to change out that wardrobe for this upcoming season? Well right now, Macy’s is having a extra savings sale where customers can get up to an extra 20% off sitewide with promo code SHOP! Additionally, you can get an extra 15% off beauty produ…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:45pm -
  • newSam’s Club Texas De Brazil Gift Card Promotion: $100 GC for $75
    This is an amazing gift card deal for all you Brazilian steakhouse lovers out there. Sams Club is offering you a $100 value gift card (two $50 gift cards) for only $75!  If you are tired of spending a ton of money on Brazilian steakhouses, then this…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:45pm -
  • newJoAnn Coupon Promotion: Get 55% Off Or Free Gift Card
    Save on your next craft project with a coupon from JoAnn! Currently, they are offering a rare promotion where you can get 55% off or free gift card for JoAnne’s which is even valid on sale items. Signing up is super simple. Just click on the button…
    - 9 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:45pm -

Travel Codex

  • newUnited Airlines New Livery – Rhapsody in Blue
    A friend shared the (apparently leaked) image of the United Airlines new livery before the official release.  My first reaction was, “Meh”. I’m a sentimental guy, and some would say old old school. In my heart, I was hoping for some version of…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 3:01pm -
  • newA Morning Exploring Stockholm’s Gamla Stan
    With a late afternoon departure from Stockholm, I had the morning free to explore the city.  Since my hotel was only a few minutes’ walk from Stockholm’s old town, I decided to spend my time there.  Stockholm’s “Gamla Stan” provided a col…
    - 21 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Review: Aeromexico Economy Class, Los Angeles to Mexico City
    This was my first time flying Aeromexico and I can honestly say that I was very impressed. Even in economy class, I found the entire experience to be easy, convenient and hospitable. All of the employees I dealt with were friendly and attentive and I…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Insurance Included with Chase Sapphire Reserve
    Later this year, I’m taking a trip to Nepal and Bhutan with a friend. We are planning to do some trekking (as opposed to mountain climbing). Obviously this is a little more adventurous than most trips I take. I’ve never paid for travel insurance,…
    - 4 days ago Apr 22, 2019, 2:02pm -
  • Review: I Flew Ryanair and Liked it
    Ryanair has a bad rap, after all they really are the cream of the crop, bottom feeder, ultra-low fare leader airline. Ryanair charges passengers for everything! They are the leader in unbundling airfares and had lead the race to the bottom. One can a…
    - 7 days ago Apr 19, 2019, 6:02pm -
  • Review: American First Class Amenity Kit (2019)
    American revamped its amenity kits for their premium cabins in early 2019. I’ve already reviewed the Business Class and Premium Economy kits.  Now here is a review of the American First Class amenity kit. American maintains a first class cabin on…
    - 7 days ago Apr 19, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • Delta Offering Gift Cards for Seat Upgrades
    Here’s an interesting new twist when it comes to airlines selling seat upgrades in advance.  Delta arguably started the trend of really trying to sell premium seats, rather than giving away upgrades.  (Much to the chagrin of SkyMiles Medallion me…
    - 7 days ago Apr 19, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Which Alliance Airlines Have I Flown?
    I’ve seen a few posts recently tracking how many alliance members people have flown. I’m admittedly pretty geeky about tracking my travel. Intrigued bt this, I decided to put this together for myself. Several years ago I wrote about some exotic a…
    - 9 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Reflections on My Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral
    Over lunch on Monday, I saw the horrific news of the fire at the iconic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.  We’ve since seen images of the devastation of the cathedral’s storied roof and interior.  Today, I recollect a visit my wife and I made to…
    - 9 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • How to Earn Business Travel Rewards with SnapTravel
    SnapTravel is a new online travel agency (OTA) that offers lower hotel rates for leisure travelers and is launching a business traveler program that promises the highest cash back in the industry. What’s unusual is that it’s integrated into multi…
    - 9 days ago Apr 17, 2019, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newCan Airlines Fix Their Own Service Issues? Yes, but…
    Traveling in coach is like visiting the doctor: A best case scenario is that nothing happens. You want your flight to be forgettable. It’s sad that we’ve gotten to this point, and the airlines can take credit for much of the decline in service st…
    - 18 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 1:25pm -
  • Virtual Disney: The Best Of The 3D And 4D Rides
    The Walt Disney World theme parks are obviously known for their rides.It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about slow ones, like “It’s a Small World,” or roller coasters, such as “Space Mountain.” They tend to do everything well. Ove…
    - 5 days ago Apr 21, 2019, 4:06pm -
  • Out of Office Notice
    Hi all, I’m going to be spending a week or so away, so posts will be few, far between or non-existent. Have a great week! Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMailers, check yo…
    - 12 days ago Apr 14, 2019, 12:13pm -
  • Getting Free Money From The Airlines For Volunteering
    This morning, I packed up my family of four to go from Boston to Orlando, by way of Atlanta (As the old saying goes, it doesn’t matter whether you’re going to heaven or hell. You still have to change planes in Atlanta.). And, to my utter delight,…
    - 13 days ago Apr 13, 2019, 3:42pm -
  • Airline Lounges: Your Airport Escape
    Let’s face it: Airports, particularly American airports, are not fun places to hang out. There are rude people, little comfort and exorbitant prices. But having access to a lounge can make the time fly by. Airport Lounges There are two types of air…
    - 17 days ago Apr 9, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Discover Deals Are Dead
    I’ll end the week with some sad news, although it really isn’t news, since it happened six months ago. Discover Deals are dead.* Discover Deals Have Ended At the end of October, Discover folded its “Discover Deals (DD)” program. DD was a cash…
    - 21 days ago Apr 5, 2019, 7:03pm -
  • Finding The Best Seat On Your Flight
    One of the most common questions that I see about flights is regarding which seat to book. Nobody wants to get stuck in the middle seat in front of the lavatory, of course, but how do you know which one has less legroom or limited seat recline. Sever…
    - 24 days ago Apr 2, 2019, 3:13pm -
  • Wow Airlines Shuts Down Operations
    Last week, the inevitable happened, as Wow Airlines announced that it was ceasing operations. It happened overnight, as passengers woke up to a notice on the website. Over 1,000 passengers were stranded and advised to ask for “rescue fares” from…
    - 25 days ago Mar 31, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • More Fun In The World Of Travel…
    I haven’t been posting as frequently, as I make some changes to the site, but that doesn’t stop the world of travel from going on. Here are a few of the fun things that I have missed. Wrong Way BA, ftw… A British Airways flight caused a little…
    - 29 days ago Mar 28, 2019, 2:51pm -
  • Should You Buy Miles From United?
    Well, maybe. Selling miles is an easy way for airlines to make some quick cash. Since there is no governor on mileage inflation, if too many miles get sold, they’ll simply raise amount of miles that a ticket costs. Apparently, it’s that time of y…
    - 32 days ago Mar 25, 2019, 5:11pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • HOTEL REVIEW: WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS
    The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas was previously managed by Mandarin Oriental and I stayed there then, just over a year ago. There was much to be desired in my hotel review for that stay. Since I had a Hilton Weekend Night Certificate from my Hilton AME…
    - 83 days ago Feb 2, 2019, 12:20am -
  • oneworld alliance turns 20 years old, will introduce new branded lounges
    Launched on February 1, 1999, the oneworld alliance (the third largest alliance) turns 20 years old today and has unveiled its new “Travel Bright” tagline and brand positioning for its airport lounges. Its member airlines include American Airl…
    - 83 days ago Feb 1, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Pet Peeves in Hotels. Yours? Mine.
    Every travel has pet peeves, some are airline related, but a number of them are hotel related. When a hotel property gets it right—a customer will choose to stay repeatedly. Get it wrong and your first visit will be your last. Here are a few things…
    - Dec 31, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • As Low as 128,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe in Business Class: Delta One Day Sale December 21 2018
    Redeem as few as 128,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the Delta One class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $35.00 and $310.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Europe from Friday, F…
    - Dec 21, 2018, 10:36pm -
  • Round Trip: As Low as 54,000 SkyMiles To or From South Africa; 28,000 SkyMiles To or From London: Delta Air Lines Days of Deals Sale Winter Edition 2018
    You can redeem as few as 54,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $40.00 and $200.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and South Africa fro…
    - Dec 12, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • Rules of Travel (Unwritten ) for all Passengers
    The rules of travel. There are rules and then there are the unwritten rules of travel. We’re most familiar with the written rules such liquid limits at airport security and how many bags are free. But the unwritten rules are the ones that the “…
    - Nov 28, 2018, 9:44pm -
  • Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
    Despite the popularity of its bigger sibling (the Sapphire Reserve credit card), the Sapphire Preferred remains a great alternative for all travelers. When I first became interested in points and miles the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the one card th…
    - Nov 27, 2018, 12:28am -
  • Airport Security Beverages: chug or throw?
    During travel this time of year we often have that chill-reducing Starbucks or other hydration drink in hand. While we know we can’t bring liquids through airport security (repeat after me—we do know this, right?) which includes bottles of wate…
    - Nov 23, 2018, 11:55pm -
  • T-Mobile $5 International Roaming: Worth Buying When Traveling Abroad?
    T-Mobile’s free international roaming plan is no stranger to being raved about. It offers unlimited texting and “data at up to 2G speeds in 210+ countries”.  When traveling abroad and don’t have the interest or experience in swapping S…
    - Nov 16, 2018, 9:13pm -
  • Discounted Airport Lounge Access and Double Norwegian CashPoints
    Norwegian Reward and No1 Lounges are back again with an offer for discounted airport lounge access which earn double Norwegian CashPoints as well. This applies only to lounges located in these UK airports: Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Heath…
    - Nov 15, 2018, 10:33pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newCSA (SmartWings) customer service
    On 15 march 2019 I flew AMS-PRG with OK619 which was operated by Smartwings. Expected departure would have been 19:45 but we left at 22:18. Expected arrival would have been 21:20 but we arrived at 23:14 Reason : it was a complete chaos with...
    - 16 mins ago Apr 26, 2019, 7:22am -
  • newAsia Miles upgrade questions
    I apologise for what might seem basic questions, but I have very limited experiences with Asia Miles. I realised that I have a bunch of miles sitting in my account and an upcoming trip where I could upgrade a couple of sectors (it's a MXP-HKG-OKA /..…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 26, 2019, 6:33am -
  • newLaptop compatible SQ website RIP
    [RANT}So SQ are following the trend and creating websites that are designed for mobile devices, with lots of empty space, and suboptimal for use on laptops. I find it pathetic you can't even see a booking engine without scrolling or zooming out to..…
    - 1 hour ago Apr 26, 2019, 6:09am -
  • newBRG has become absolutely worthless?
    Hi, has anyone noticed the Hilton BRG is now worthless., I used to be able to get approvals once in a while for my stays. Since the introduction of allowing members to call in, there is an imaginary list of sites that are not in their t&c...
    - 2 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 6:01am -
  • newCalgary YYC- Toronto YYZ summer flights served by Air Canada Rouge?!?!?
    YYC-YYZ summer flights served by Air Canada Rouge?!?!? They didnt even bother reducing the price from mainline!!!! In both economy or business!!! The beginning of the end... indeed Image:...
    - 3 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 5:04am -
  • newHow are Rewards categories determined?
    Laying at the St Regis Bali poolside and pondering over the big questions in life.. like, how are Marriott’s reward categories actually determined? What is it that makes a cat 7 hotel a cat 7 hotel or a cat 1 hotel a cat 1 hotel? Would be...
    - 3 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 4:22am -
  • newSky Priority or Main 2 boarding?
    My boarding pass has a red Sky Priority banner but says Main 2 for Zone. Which one do I board with? Thank you.
    - 3 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 4:20am -
  • newHow likely EY swaps A380?
    Sydney route still has one 777 and one a380. How likely Etihad will swap that last a380 to some other aircraft next year? What are your thoughts? Will the 777 swap back to a380? they start flying a380 to Seoul, how likely they discontinue...
    - 4 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 4:06am -
  • newQ1 2019 Results - Earnings Call
    My selected highlights from the call, link to full transcript at the end. _Overview_: *Tilden*: We also discussed our intent to achieve those margins by improving performance in the controllable parts of our operations. Viewed through that lens,.…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 4:01am -
  • newQF W to J upgrade possible?
    Hello all, I have a friend in an interesting situation and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience. He's flying JFK-LAX-SYD-BNE-LAX-JFK. His employer buys PE on TPACs and he was originally booked in the following fare buckets: AA JFK-LAX:.…
    - 4 hours ago Apr 26, 2019, 3:54am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newMay 2019 New York City meetup in Brooklyn
    The next New York City points and miles meetup "Reach for the miles" will be held in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm near Atlantic Terminal. Please RSVP to help estimate the number of attendees. Plus you'll get notices of future m…
    - 17 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 2:58pm -
  • newData Points Central Thread - Week of April 25, 2019
    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…
    - 21 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - April 25, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 21 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - April 25, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 22 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 10:04am -
  • New Credit Card Startup "Brex" - 7x Rideshare, 3x Restaurants
    A business card meant for startups. The site states: "7X on Rideshare, 4X on "Brex Travel", 3X on Restaurants, 2X on Recurring Software... Backed by MasterCard." Rewards are used for "flights, hotels, and Airbnb stays booked through Brex Travel" or "…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 4:48pm -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of April 24, 2019
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - April 24, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - April 24, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of April 23, 2019
    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…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - April 23, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 11:05am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newOheka Castle: A Long Island Escape Fit for a Queen (or Two)
    As opposed to venturing afar on Presidents Day (week) to ski or tan, I skipped the inescapable crowds and took two eighth-graders—my daughter Bella and her pal—on what we coined...The post Oheka Castle: A Long Island Escape Fit for a Queen (or T…
    - 12 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 8:02pm -
  • newSouthwest Airlines Rapid Rewards & Ultimate Rewards to See Hawaii
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards & Ultimate Rewards to See Haw…
    - 16 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 3:20pm -
  • newLook out for Rocks When You’re Eating or Cooking Red Beans
    Today’s tip is more of a life tip than a straight travel tip, but it was inspired by something that happened when I was traveling. When my family landed in...The post Look out for Rocks When You’re Eating or Cooking Red Beans appeared first on J…
    - 20 hours ago Apr 25, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • It’s Here – The First Ever Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post It’s Here – The First Ever Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 6:52pm -
  • You Can’t Cruise If You’re More Than 24 Weeks Pregnant
    My wife, my son and I were thinking about going on a European cruise this spring on Celebrity Edge (which I wrote about here). But when I brought up the...The post You Can’t Cruise If You’re More Than 24 Weeks Pregnant appeared first on Johnny J…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 12:30pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of April 24, 2019
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: How to find and buy a fare deal to Hawaii Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet Israeli...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of April 24, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of April 24, 2019
    Photo by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash This week’s travel contests include: Win a Carnival cruise voucher worth $1,500 Win a trip to Hawaii from the MTA Win a cruise vacation...The post Travel Contests: Week of April 24, 2019 appeared first on Johnny…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Will TripScout Be the First Travel App You Use Every Day?
    You might wonder how exactly TripScout (free for iOS) plans to be the “first travel app you use every day.” But then you might take a look inside it… TripScout...The post Will TripScout Be the First Travel App You Use Every Day? appeared first…
    - 2 days ago Apr 24, 2019, 10:00am -
  • This Website Helps You Make International Calls Anywhere in the World
    Have you ever had trouble calling between countries? Country Code—this week’s featured website—is “your complete guide to call anywhere in the world.” It’s simple and effective. In addition to listing...The post This Website Helps You Ma…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • Celebrate Earth Day With This Reusable Straw Featured on Shark Tank
    It was Earth Day on Monday, and in the spirit we’re featuring an eco-friendly straw as this week’s featured product! It seems that almost every major travel brand—from airlines to...The post Celebrate Earth Day With This Reusable Straw Feature…
    - 3 days ago Apr 23, 2019, 2:54pm -

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