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The Points Guy

  • newVirgin Galactic Successfully Enters Space for Second Time
    Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, successfully reached space on Friday for the second time. The company launched another sub-orbital test flight of its SpaceShipTwo out of the Mojave Desert Air and Space Port (MHV). Spac…
    - 25 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newHow Marijuana Is Breaking Into the Luxury Tourism Market
    When I walked through the front door of Native Roots — a high-end dispensary in Denver, Colorado — a young woman at the front desk directed me to the showroom. I had never been to a marijuana dispensary before, but this was not what I expected. T…
    - 55 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newA Computer Glitch Ends a Rough Week for Southwest
    Southwest Airlines issued a ground stop across the country early Friday morning due to technical issues with the computer system. As of around 6:30am ET, the system was back up and running and flights had resumed. Passengers took to social media to v…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • newSignia Hilton: The New Brand That Wants to Make Hotel Meetings Trendy
    You’ve arrived for your annual work conference and pull up to your hotel only to be disappointed by a dated, cookie-cutter property that only wants to gnaw at what little soul you have left. You sit through seemingly endless workshops and speakers,…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • newBest Ways to Redeem 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points
    The Marriott/SPG/Ritz-Carlton integration has had its fair share of challenges, though it has also offered some great opportunities (like the limited-time ability to book Marriott’s incredible Category 8 hotels for just 60,000 points a night). Howe…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • newKeep Your Bag From Smelling Like a Gym by Using Westin’s Workout Gear Lending Program
    Many hotels and resorts offer gyms, but packing workout clothing and shoes takes up precious space in your suitcase. And, frankly, these items might make your suitcase smell like a gym. Although smelly items are only a minor inconvenience when you’…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • newThe Most Unusual Credit Card Bonus Categories
    The travel rewards card market is undergoing a major shake-up, and it’s great for consumers. With a load of recent card launches and updates, issuers are feeling the pressure to become more creative with their offerings. Besides adding perks, su…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 3:30pm -
  • newGo to Greece: 5 Tips to Enjoy Santorini With Little Kids
    While it may come to mind as a traditional honeymoon destination, days spent perched on the caldera of Santorini can be just as magical with a baby or toddler in tow. We had been warned repeatedly not to visit with little kids because of the endless…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • newDelta Unveils A330-900neo Seat Configuration

    - 4 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 2:32pm -
  • newTSA Added Nine New Airlines to PreCheck — Here Are All 65 Participating Carriers
    TSA PreCheck is invaluable for frequent travelers. Expedited screening allows enrolled passengers to keep their shoes on and laptops in their bags at more than 200 airports around the US. The time savings and reduced hassle are worth the application…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 2:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newNew List of Best Rewards Cards for Each Kind of Spending
    If you want to earn the most points for your spending -- beyond just earning a big signup bonus -- you need to pay attention to what you spend the most money on and which cards give you the best juice for that specific spending.If you drive a ton yo…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 4:58pm -
  • newHere’s How American is Working to Improve Reliability of the Flights They Care About Most
    These flights represent 5% of American's flights but the airline says they generate more than half of premium cabin revenue. They touch 80% of American's cargo. And "[n]early 50 percent of first and business passengers" on these flights are elites.…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 3:04pm -
  • newNew York Hotel Rooms are Getting Robbed, and are American’s Seat Back Screens Spying on You?
    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 York Hotel Rooms are Getting Robbed, and are American’s Seat Back Sc…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 1:04pm -
  • new9 More Airlines Let You Get Through Security Faster With PreCheck
    Whether you have PreCheck because you've signed up for that program, or gotten it through another service like Global Entry, it only works with participating airlines that have invested in integrating with TSA for screening customer information.TSA…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 2:04am -
  • new$28 Free Food on Every Trip is the Best Advance in Travel in Years
    Whether it's Timberline Steaks in Denver or Corona Beach House in Miami, or Capers in Portland there are numerous airports where you can eat for free with a Priority Pass card. To be sure in some places the $28 per person credit you get covers gratu…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 12:34am -
  • newFoolproof Trick to Prevent Lost Luggage Doesn’t Work on United and Citi Customer Service To Get Worse?
    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 Foolproof Trick to Prevent Lost Luggage Doesn’t Work on United and Citi…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 21, 2019, 10:04pm -
  • newNew Restrictions on Systemwide Upgrades Would Kill Top Tier AAdvantage Status
    JonNYC tweets about American considering a change to their systemwide upgrades that are provided to Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey members: that they would only be usable by the member themselves (and presumably other passengers on the same rese…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 21, 2019, 7:34pm -
  • 11 Biggest Card Offers for February
    There’s no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. And before the holidays is the perfect time to get one, because it's even easier than the rest of the year to meet the minimum spending required…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 4:58pm -
  • Uh Oh: IHG Rewards Club Testing Variable Redemption Pricing
    IHG reported its year-end results and noted the importance of their loyalty program to drive direct bookings (no commissions to online travel agencies) and higher revenue (“Loyalty members 7x more likely to book direct, and deliver a 25% stay premi…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 3:04pm -
  • Expedia Blacklists Haiti, Says it No Longer Exists
    There aren’t many big online travel booking websites anymore. For instance Priceline owns Booking.com and Kayal. Expedia owns Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, and CheapTickets.So it’s concerning when one of the online travel giants decides to black…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 1:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newBritish Airways Deal: Save $100 By Redeeming 5,000 Avios
    British Airways has a solid offer right now where those looking to book an economy or premium economy ticket can potentially save some money. British Airways always lets you redeem some Avios towards the cost of a revenue ticket to bring the cash cos…
    - 52 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:03pm -
  • newAir Europa Reveals New 787 Business Class
    Spain-based Air Europa is a SkyTeam airline that doesn't get all that much attention, though the airline operates quite a few longhaul flights. Their widebody fleet includes:-- 12 A330s, 10 of which are A330-200s, and two of which are A330-300s-- 1…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:02pm -
  • newMarriott’s Sneaky Award Hold Fees
    Well, we almost made it through the week without another hit from Marriott Bonvoy (ugh, I'm still not used to typing that word). In the latest round of "What did Marriott do now?" it looks like certain properties are starting to charge massive credit…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 4:03pm -
  • newNorwegian Plane Finally Leaving Iran After 2+ Months
    On December 14, 2018, a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 bound from Dubai to Oslo diverted to Shiraz, Iran. This diversion was due to an engine issue, and as usual, in a situation like that the priority is to get the plane on the ground as quickly and safe…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 3:03pm -
  • newWhen Do Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card 15 Elite Nights Post?
    We recently saw the introduction of the Marriott Bonvoy program, and to go along with this, we've seen quite a few benefit changes, including to Marriott's co-branded credit cards.One of the great benefit of several co-branded Marriott Cards is that…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 2:03pm -
  • newDelta Reveals A330-900neo Configuration & Seatmap
    Delta has quite a few widebody aircraft on order, including A350-900s and A330-900neos.The airline started taking delivery of A350-900s over a year ago, and now has about half of the 25 planes that have been ordered in their fleet.Meanwhile the air…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 1:03pm -
  • new9 More Airlines Join TSA Pre-Check, Including EVA, JAL, TAP, And More
    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…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 11:55am -
  • newUS Airlines Request 19 Additional Flights To Tokyo Haneda Airport
    American, Delta, United, and Hawaiian, have all just filed with the US Department of Transportation requesting additional flights to Tokyo Haneda. Let's look at what they're requesting, and how we got to this point.Tokyo has two airports -- Narita a…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 12:07am -
  • newUh Oh: American Airlines Employee Contract Negotiations Are Underway
    While I don’t think there will be any immediate impact, this is something to watch over the coming days, weeks, and months, in my opinion. American contract negotiations are ramping up The early stages of contract negotiations are starting between…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 21, 2019, 9:33pm -
  • newPriority Pass Removes SeaTac Airport Restaurant… Or Did They?
    Update: Unfortunately it looks like this restaurant has been removed from the Priority Pass website, just days after being added. But it might not necessarily be bad news, depending on whether you're looking for the official or unofficial answer.Pri…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 21, 2019, 8:30pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newBitcoin gift cards now available for sale (get $100 for $99)
    There is a new “Bitcoin Gift Card” available for sale digitally in the US. It is essentially a gift card you can redeem with a website for Bitcoin, which could be interesting for those who have been unwilling to provide bank account info to excha…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 4:02pm -
  • newThe New Wyndham Rewards: Everything We Know So Far & What You Need To Do
    Wyndham Rewards recently announced some fundamental changes to how many points you’ll need to redeem for free nights. They’re saying farewell to flat rate award nights and welcoming back category levels. They also announced some other changes reg…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 11:39am -
  • newGoogle Fi gift cards better than expected
    Google Fi has begun sending out emails with travel gift cards from the incredible November promotion (see: [DEAD] WOW! Get a Google Fi phone & travel gift card worth the phone’s price). I received my gift card email earlier this evening, and it tur…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 3:57am -
  • newNew Spirit Mastercard offer: 30K +$100 after $500 total purchases in 3 months
    There’s a new 30K miles + $100 statement credit offer out on the Spirit Airlines World Mastercard from Bank of America. While the cheapest “off-peak” flights may be difficult to find, those who have a use for Spirit miles can get decent value…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 21, 2019, 11:06pm -
  • Potential 12% back in fuel rewards on VGCs this week at Giant Eagle
    Giant Eagle grocery stores have what looks like an amazing promo starting today: earn 20c in Fuelperks for every $50 you spend on all Travel, Auto, and Anywhere category gift cards. As you can see below, the example images include Visa and Masterca…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 6:19pm -
  • Free stopovers on one-way awards w/ Alaska [Sweet-spot spotlight]
    Today’s sweet spot spotlight is on Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan since they offer a free stopover on one-way award tickets, which can be a great deal when you want to reach two destinations. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: Alaska Airlines…
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 12:45am -
  • Free night (8K points) after 2 stays w/ Choice Hotels
    Choice Privileges is out with its latest promotion: complete 2 stays, get 1 free night. That’s not quite as good as it sounds yet at the same time may be better than it sounds depending on your perspective and use for Choice points since you’ll…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 6:19pm -
  • Happy hour: $5 off food from 5pm-6pm today (2/20/19)
    Chase Pay is once again offering a “happy hour” today from 5pm-6pm local time (Wednesday, 2/20/19). If you use Chase Pay to order ahead or pay at a restaurant with a QR code between 5pm-6pm local time, you can get $5 off (while supplies last). Th…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 2:25pm -
  • In one fell swoop, Ebates shakes up portal and credit card rewards
    Last week Ebates quietly introduced a new feature to their portal.  New members can now sign up to earn Membership Rewards points rather than cash back.  That alone is huge news.  However, Doctor of Credit points out that this change also means th…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 11:39am -
  • Save 20% & Earn Credit Card Rewards On M life Slot Play
    If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to earn credit card rewards when gambling in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, it turns out the answer is – to a certain extent – yes. TravelZork has shared the details of how to do this. Not only can you ea…
    - 3 days ago Feb 19, 2019, 9:03pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 25 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…
    - 30 days ago Jan 23, 2019, 10:59am -
  • The Hilton Honors Ascend American Express Priority Pass Membership "Year"
    Unlimited access to the Priority Pass network of airport lounges, which was long an afterthought compared to airline lounges and, more recently, the superb American Express Centurion lounges, has quietly become an impressive benefit of many super-pre…
    - 35 days ago Jan 18, 2019, 7:55pm -
  • East Coast Alaska Airlines companion fare strategies
    As I mentioned last week, In order to get to Maui and back I stitched together 3 legs using a single Alaska Airlines companion ticket. While folks on the West Coast are probably familiar with Alaska and their companion ticket, now that the merger wit…
    - 36 days ago Jan 17, 2019, 9:48pm -
  • Quick hit: when are you eligible for your first Hilton Honors Aspire American Express resort credit?
    I started writing this blog because I was frustrated by how imprecise and inaccurate the mainstream travel hacking bloggers I was reading at the time were. In some ways that situation has gotten a lot worse, as credit card affiliate blogs have consol…
    - 42 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 10:59am -
  • The great, good, weird, and apologetic about the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
    What a week! I bring you alohas (that means “hello”) from Maui, the second largest island in the state of Hawaii (or as the locals call it, “the aloha state”). As a reminder, I organized this trip as a belated honeymoon taking advantage of a…
    - 44 days ago Jan 9, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Do this now: link your JetBlue and Delta accounts to Lyft
    Last month I wrote about Lyft’s partnership with the Ebates app, which allows you to earn $1 in Ebates cash back each time you start a Lyft booking through the Ebates app. It struck me at the time, and still strikes me, as a bit silly, but it works…
    - 66 days ago Dec 18, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • An annoying (but probably good) change to Visa gift cards from Staples.com
    Like most (all?) travel hackers, I consider flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards points to be the most valuable currency for hotels (World of Hyatt) and award tickets (United Mileage Plus and Southwest Rapid Rewards), and even find myself redeeming them f…
    - 71 days ago Dec 13, 2018, 7:22pm -
  • Everyone's a Radisson thinkfluencer now
    Radisson Rewards seems to have hired a new marketing agency, and they’re trying to make a splash. Last week I got a funny e-mail from an “Associate” at Wye Communications, that began:“I’ve been keeping up with your [coverage / blog posts /…
    - 79 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 8:06pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • 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…
    - 39 days ago 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…
    - 41 days ago 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…
    - 54 days ago 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,…
    - 54 days ago 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…
    - 54 days ago 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…
    - 65 days ago 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…
    - 66 days ago 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…
    - 68 days ago 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…
    - 68 days ago Dec 16, 2018, 7:01pm -
  • Rockland Luggage Review: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying
    There are many different brands of luggage out there, all with similar features and varying prices. Though many people believe you need to spend a great deal of money to get decent lightweight suitcases that will last, this isn’t exactly true. As y…
    - 70 days ago Dec 14, 2018, 5:05pm -

MileValue

  • Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part III
    By Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral This is Part III of our series on how we used miles and points to make possible a 10 week, round-the-world trip in 2018.  If you missed Part I, you can check it out here. You can find Part II (on airlines) here.…
    - 4 days ago Feb 18, 2019, 4:37pm -
  • WOW….Get the Companion Pass Through 2019 via all Southwest Consumer Cards!
    Reminder: These offers expire tomorrow, February 11. I’m not sure if that means right when the date changes–it usually doesn’t–or at some point tomorrow, but if you were thinking about going for one of the Southwest cards to nail a Companion…
    - 12 days ago Feb 10, 2019, 9:53pm -
  • Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part II
    Welcome to Part II of a three part series about why and how Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral planned a heavily subsidized 10 week round-the-world trip to 15 countries, thanks to the power of miles and points. We hope you take this story as inspirat…
    - 15 days ago Feb 8, 2019, 2:42am -
  • Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part I
    At the end of December, I sent out a request for reader contributions. I want to thank everyone who reached out to me in January with their ideas and stories. Your enthusiasm is inspiring! I am happy to say that I got enough of a response that I plan…
    - 21 days ago Feb 1, 2019, 9:33pm -
  • Choose Designated Airline for Amex Platinum by Today
    I’m bumping this up to the top of the blog roll as a reminder to make a change by TODAY. You must choose the designated airline for any Platinum card (including the Business Platinum), the American Express Gold (which comes with $100 incidental fee…
    - 22 days ago Jan 31, 2019, 4:54pm -
  • Top 10 Personal Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: January 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above, where I traveled last July) To take your family on…
    - 24 days ago Jan 29, 2019, 7:35pm -
  • Capital One Spark Miles for Business 200k Bonus Dies Today
    This offer has expired. Instead, the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business card now comes with 50,000 bonus Spark miles for spending $4,500 on purchases within first 3 months. The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business card comes with a gi…
    - 25 days ago Jan 28, 2019, 3:46pm -
  • Fly Roundtrip to Japan in a Flat Bed for Just 90k Points
    Did you know that it only costs 90 to 95k Virgin Atlantic miles to fly All Nippon Airways Business Class between the United States and Japan? And only 110 to 120k to fly in ANA First Class? Those are roundtrip mileage prices. Not one way. To give you…
    - 26 days ago Jan 28, 2019, 4:45am -
  • Tuscany Trip Report: Part II
    I left off with my family and I driving south from Tuscany towards Pienza. Our route was scenic and not direct on purpose. You can take the highways to get places faster but why do so when half the enjoyment in this part of Italy are the drives? If y…
    - 30 days ago Jan 23, 2019, 1:57pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: January 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…
    - 32 days ago Jan 21, 2019, 7:00pm -

Frequent Flier

Travel is Free

  • What To Do When Your Passport (and credit cards) Are Stolen Traveling
    After 7 years of travel, Drew and I finally had a crash […]The post What To Do When Your Passport (and credit cards) Are Stolen Traveling appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 5 days ago Feb 17, 2019, 5:34pm -
  • United Miles Award Maps
    This may not be as interesting as the Flying Blue Award […]The post United Miles Award Maps appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 7 days ago Feb 15, 2019, 7:19pm -
  • Google Maps is THE Place to Save Travel Destinations
    Everyone who takes my advice and does this comes back a […]The post Google Maps is THE Place to Save Travel Destinations appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 18 days ago Feb 4, 2019, 10:29pm -
  • Alaska Miles Award Charts and Award Map
    When going to make a new Alaska Miles Award Chart, I ra […]The post Alaska Miles Award Charts and Award Map appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 25 days ago Jan 28, 2019, 11:48pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • The Top 5 Lesbian Travel Destinations in 2019
    Posted: 2/21/2019 | February 21st, 2019 We want to speak to a wide range of voices on this website so have added an LGBTQ column to talk about travel issues that are important some of our community members. This month, Dani, one of our LGBT columnist…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Why You Shouldn’t Overlook the American South
    Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 I love the South. Over the years, it has become one of my favorite parts of the United States. Before I went traveling, I always had this perception that the southern states were backward. They were filled with…
    - 4 days ago Feb 18, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • My 14 Favorite Hostels in London in 2019
    Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 London is one of my recent favorite cities in the world. I always liked London but it wasn’t until I spent a few weeks there last summer that I fell in love with London. I didn’t want to leave. London is a…
    - 4 days ago Feb 18, 2019, 2:05pm -
  • My Top 12 Hostels in Lisbon in 2019
    Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 Lisbon is known to have some of the best hostels in the world. There are more than 100 hostels in the city and its hostels are usually always at the top of all the “best hostels” lists. Year over year, they…
    - 4 days ago Feb 18, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Announcement: Let’s Help Envision Take FLYTE
    Posted: 2/14/2019 | February 14th, 2019 As travelers, we constantly meet people from around the world and experience cultures and values different than our own. I think that is why we travelers tend to (generally) be more open-minded. We want to see…
    - 8 days ago Feb 14, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • 32 Random Facts About Me
    Updated: 02/13/2019 | February 13th, 2019 A few weeks ago I mentioned that this year I wanted to make the website more personal. Back in 2011, I wrote this post featuring some personal facts about my life. It was a window into non-travel me. Well, th…
    - 9 days ago Feb 13, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • How to Get Around Japan on a Budget
    Posted: 2/11/2019 | February 11th, 2019 I have a confession to make: I put off traveling to Japan until 2011 because I always thought it was too expensive. Everyone always told me Japan was one of the most expensive countries in the world. That was t…
    - 11 days ago Feb 11, 2019, 3:35pm -
  • Solo Female Travel: How to Get Over Your Fears
    Posted: 2/7/2019 | Febuary 7th, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers t…
    - 15 days ago Feb 7, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • 27 Free Things to do in Boston in 2019
    Posted: 2/4/2019 | Febuary 4th, 2019 Boston is the city of my birth. So, of course, I’m a diehard fan of the city. It holds a special place in my heart. Boston is a historic city with roots that stretch back to the founding of the country. To me, B…
    - 18 days ago Feb 4, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Why I Still Stay in Hostels When I Travel
    Posted: 1/31/2019 | January 31st, 2019 People are always shocked when they find out I that I still stay in hostels. “Aren’t you too old for that?” “Why would you still want to do that?” “Don’t you actually make money? Are you still too…
    - 22 days ago Jan 31, 2019, 2:15pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 42 days ago 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…
    - 43 days ago 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,…
    - 44 days ago 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.…
    - 45 days ago 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…
    - 46 days ago 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…
    - 49 days ago 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…
    - 50 days ago Jan 3, 2019, 10:03am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 2
    Fernweh This would be a perfect moment to speak poetically about endings. Unfortunately, I’m kind of an idiot. Poetry isn’t a great idea here (unless you like rhymes that sound like a combination of Humpty Dumpty and Vanilla Ice). I don’t have…
    - 51 days ago Jan 2, 2019, 9:58am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 1
    Why Write? Ever meet a person who can remember dates with the accuracy of a computer? “Honey, this snowstorm is like the one from January 12 years ago. If I recall, it started on a Wednesday during the credits of Desperate Housewives and…” Yeah…
    - 52 days ago Jan 1, 2019, 8:01am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • Review: Diamond Lounge Brussels Airport Terminal A
    After a very pleasant stay in The Loft by Brussels Airlines, I still had plenty of time before my flight.  With Terminal A’s Priority Pass option, the Diamond Lounge, right next door, I headed there to check it out.  I found a surprisingly decent…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Lounge: Coming to San Francisco
    Alaska Airlines will finally be opening their own lounge at San Francisco International airport in terminal 2. The new lounge will not open until 2020, but will offer frequent flyers and first class customers a more luxurious place to relax before th…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 8:13pm -
  • American Now Offers Live TV on Planes with Viasat

    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 4:15pm -
  • Review: Puerto Vallarta VIP Lounge
    Puerto Vallarta airport traffic is growing and with the new flights and destinations the airport has expanded their lounge footprint and added two new lounges. The airport is now home to an arrivals lounge and two departure lounges. All three lounges…
    - 6 days ago Feb 16, 2019, 11:39pm -
  • New Hyatt Promotion: Up to 75,000 Bonus Points for Stays through March 31, 2019
    Today Hyatt has launched their latest promotion for stays through the end of March. World of Hyatt members can earn up to 1500 Bonus Points per qualifying night at Hyatt, participating M life Rewards and Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties. 1…
    - 7 days ago Feb 15, 2019, 5:08pm -
  • Review: The Loft by Brussels Airlines, Brussels Terminal A
    After my walking tour of Brussels, I arrived at Brussels Airport with plenty of time for lounge hopping.  I started with Brussels Airlines’ Schengen-area lounge, The Loft by Brussels Airlines.  While I didn’t expect much, I found a surprisingly…
    - 7 days ago Feb 15, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines offer Two for One Trancon Fares
    It is Valentine Day and Alaska Airlines thinks that you and someone special should jet Coast to Coast together. To Celebrate the airline is offering a extremely limited time deal which allows two people to travel for the cost of one plus the taxes an…
    - 8 days ago Feb 14, 2019, 9:56pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Is Frank and Honest: Elite Members Shouldn’t Buy Saver Fares
    Yesterday Alaska Airlines sent out a long email to its frequent flyers to apologize for miscommunication during the roll-out of its Saver fares, which are its answer to other airlines’ basic economy fares. I was genuinely impressed by the letter an…
    - 9 days ago Feb 13, 2019, 6:07pm -
  • Alaska’s Insulting Explanation of Saver Fares
    Alaska Airlines sent out an email to Mileage Plan members this week explaining their Saver Fares and apologizing for poor communication about the introduction of the new fare class. Saver Fares were introduced in 2018 and are supposedly a way for Ala…
    - 9 days ago Feb 13, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • American Airlines New Amenity Kits
    American has again refreshed their amenity kits, with these newest versions becoming available on flights beginning in mid-February 2019. For the last few years, Cole Haan put their name on American’s amenity kits.  Contents have been consistent f…
    - 11 days ago Feb 11, 2019, 2:02pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newFinally, A Pair of Jeans that Work for Travel! Review of the Bluffworks Departure Jeans
    Finally, there is a pair of jeans that feel comfortable enough for travel and anything else! This is my review of the awesome Bluffworks Departure jeans. They may make you feel good about jeans again!The post Finally, A Pair of Jeans that Work for T…
    - 22 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:33pm -
  • newUpdated List Of All Priority Pass Restaurants
    Over the past few years Priority Pass has been adding airport restaurants to its portfolio in locations where it has found it challenging to get access to more lounge space and, at these restaurants, Priority Pass members can use their lounge visit e…
    - 45 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:10pm -
  • newWells Fargo is Offering $400 Bonus for New Checking Accounts
    Wells Fargo has a $400 signup bonus for new checking accounts. This offer is available online and probably nationwide.The post Wells Fargo is Offering $400 Bonus for New Checking Accounts appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 48 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:07pm -
  • newBritish Airways Deal: Save $100 By Redeeming 5,000 Avios
    British Airways has a solid offer right now where those looking to book an economy or premium economy ticket can potentially save some money. British Airways always lets you redeem some Avios towards the cost of a revenue ticket to bring the cash cos…
    - 52 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:03pm -
  • newA $46,000 Luxury Maldives Vacation for only $1,818
    Getting a luxury vacation to the Maldives doesn't have to cost a fortune. We're going to share how our $46,000 vacation only cost is $1,818!The post A $46,000 Luxury Maldives Vacation for only $1,818 appeared first on No Mas Coach!.
    - 54 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:01pm -
  • newTreueprogramm LeClub wird zu Accor Life Limitless
    Auch AccorHotels folgt dem aktuellen Millennial-Hype und transformiert sein Treueprogramm in ein hippes Lifestyle-Akronym. Das Treueprogramm LeClub von AccorHotels ist in Deutschland recht populär, was vor allem an dem großen Fussabdruck in Europa…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:44pm -
  • newUnited’s Secretive Top-Tier Status Has Nice Perks…
    When it comes to airline loyalty programs, there is “top-tier” status, and then there is true top-tier status… While Premier 1K status is the top published status level at United Airlines, there’s one level above it. And the perks are quite n…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:39pm -
  • new4 Reasons the Chase Ink Business Unlimited should be in your wallet
    We break down the top 4 reasons the Chase Ink Business Unlimited credit card should be in your wallet and provide examples of how to maximize benefitsThe post 4 Reasons the Chase Ink Business Unlimited should be in your wallet appeared first on Monk…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:36pm -
  • newNY, WAS, MIA, BOS to Europe In June from $115 One-Way, $271 R/T
    Book flights from the east coast to most Barcelona, London, Copenhagen and more, thanks to widespread summer deals from TAP Portugal. All for under $500 r/t!
    - 1 hour ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:31pm -
  • newACHTUNG: Marriott Bonvoy Suite Upgrades Sperre bei einzelnen Hotels und Room Rates
    Einzelne Marriott Bonvoy Hotels sperren alle Suite Night Awards oder bei bestimmten Room Rates ...
    - 2 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:15pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • World Of Hyatt Bonus Promo: Up To 1,500 Points Per Night
    This year, I’m abandoning Marriott for Hyatt. Thus, I’m surprised that I missed this Hyatt promotion. It’s not terrible, although it comes with a few caveats. Up to 1,500 Points Per Night Hyatt’s newest promotion is offering you up to 1,500 p…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 3:16pm -
  • What To Do If Your Airline Strands You
    Flying bankrupt airlines had long been considered normal. The airline business is so rough that many of the major US carriers have filed not just once but multiple times. Rarely does bankruptcy mean that the airline goes away entirely. It’s hard to…
    - 4 days ago Feb 18, 2019, 12:39pm -
  • Weekly News: Delta Surveys, Marriott Dissatisfaction And Snow Monsters
    It’s been a busy week for me IRL, so I’m still catching up on the news of the week. As usual, the travel world had its share of stories. Here are a few: Delta Survey Earlier this week, I received a survey from Delta regarding their SkyMiles frequ…
    - 7 days ago Feb 15, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Miles And Taxes: Is There Any Reason To Worry (Probably Not)
    Note: I am not an accountant. Nothing that I write below should be taken as tax advice. And if you’re getting tax information from a guy on the internet, you should probably rethink your strategy.   I got a question from a reader the other day ask…
    - 9 days ago Feb 13, 2019, 3:45pm -
  • Why Air Travel Could Be A Mess Forever
    Every week, Wall Street Journal author Scott McCartney does a piece called “The Middle Seat.” For lack of a better term, I’d describe it as a human interest story. Or maybe an airline interest story. I don’t know. But it’s usually an intere…
    - 11 days ago Feb 11, 2019, 3:28pm -
  • The Basics Of Miles Redemptions
    The other day, a coworker asked me, “How can I use miles to get to Paris?” Now, most people who know me well don’t ask me questions like that. They know that it’s going to take about a half hour for the answer. She must have been having an of…
    - 15 days ago Feb 7, 2019, 7:26pm -
  • A Few Promotions Now Available
    There’s always a promotion for something in the travel industry, and they’re worth signing up for. If I catch 25% of them, I feel fortunate, since it’s simply impossible to keep up with everything on offer. Still, there are a few around now tha…
    - 17 days ago Feb 5, 2019, 2:07pm -
  • American Airlines Launches Premium Economy Awards
    Many readers may have gotten an email recently from American telling them that Premium Economy awards are now available. I thought that it might be interesting to take a look at the segment. Premium Economy Premium economy (PE) is a long-haul produc…
    - 21 days ago Feb 1, 2019, 1:57pm -
  • Airline Earnings, Norwegian’s Saga, Free Uber Rides For Rams Fans
    This week in the world of travel… Airline Earnings Four times per year, airlines report their quarterly earnings to shareholders. Earnings periods often cause volatility, and this time around was no different. Here’s what we learned: They’re st…
    - 23 days ago Jan 30, 2019, 2:31pm -
  • And Now, For Something Completely Different…
    As you may know, when you get a credit card through this site, it generates a commission*.  Since that also creates a conflict of interest, I donate those commissions to charity. This year, readers helped to generate almost $3,000 for Cradles to Cra…
    - 25 days ago Jan 28, 2019, 2:48pm -

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…
    - 21 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 53 days ago 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…
    - 63 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 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 “…
    - 86 days ago 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…
    - 88 days ago 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…
    - 91 days ago 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…
    - 98 days ago 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…
    - 99 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 10:33pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newVery upset
    I thought The Ritz Carlton was the top hotel of Marriotts so you would think that having the very heavy metal card would be something that would standout, apparently The executives At Marriott and Chase didn’t think the Ritz Carlton card...
    - 9 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:46pm -
  • newCan I see out row 2 on Austrian Q400?
    Hello - Can I see out row 2 on the Austrian Q400? Seat Guru says it is missing a window. Thanks.
    - 12 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:43pm -
  • newEarly baggage check in at JNB
    We are coming in from elsewhere and have a 6 hour layover in JNB. We have luggage held in the baggage store at JNB and will want to check it in before going back airside. How early can we check in baggage before our flight which leaves at 20.15 to...
    - 30 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:25pm -
  • newDoubletree Glasgow new lounge!!
    Heads up my favourite DoubleTree, Glasgow has a new executive lounge and its bigger and better. It should open tomorrow and it's not quite finished so I won't post any photos until the new furniture arrives but it's amazingggg!
    - 32 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:23pm -
  • newbaggage allowance question
    Hi, Newbie here. I've been a BA flyer for years because of corporate policy, but now i'm retired I don't have to relentlessly travel out of Terminal 5! I'm trying Virgin Premium Economy to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks, and I had a question on..…
    - 35 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:20pm -
  • new$75 last minute fee for award travel
    Is there any way to get this waived, say for a family emergency? I don't relish another call to Manila. Also, how many hours/days before the flight does the fee kick in?
    - 35 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:20pm -
  • newAny way to avoid buying a visa for TURKEY?
    In June I plan to fly DOH-IST on TK and then fly A3 from IST to LIS. The return will be the same (via IST to DOH) in August. I will have one big bag (obviously check in). Is there any way to get my checked bag checked through to/from LIS or must I..…
    - 54 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:01pm -
  • newCheap price luxury hotel la
    How to get a deal on kimpton or mondrian hotels in los angeles?
    - 55 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newAA called me because they were holding my flight..anyone else?
    Okay, last night 2/21, I'm flying RDU > ORD > STL, it's a one way ticket. It's the 10:20pm flight to St Louis, so last flight of the night. I hit the ground and get an email from my customer canceling the next day's visit. This is no big deal since..…
    - 55 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newCustoms info
    folks - i am bringing a video conferencing unit into the country and an an NRI. Although the price of this unit is $4000, I got it as a used item online for $450 and have a receipt from the online website. What's the maximum amount one is allowed to.…
    - 57 mins ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:58pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newFrustration Friday Thread - Week of February 22, 2019
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? MS avenue dry up? Did you screw up getting a bonus? Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submitted by /u/Au…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - February 22, 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…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - February 22, 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…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of February 21, 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…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - February 21, 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…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - February 21, 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…
    - 1 day ago Feb 21, 2019, 10:04am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of February 20, 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 Feb 20, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - February 20, 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 Feb 20, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - February 20, 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 Feb 20, 2019, 10:04am -
  • Bank of America Spirit Airlines 30,000 Miles Bonus + $100 Statement Credit
    https://secure.bankofamerica.com/applynow/initialize-workflow.go?requesttype=ICAO&campaignid=4031597 submitted by /u/doctorofcredit [link] [comments]
    - 3 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 2:17am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newBlacklane Eyes More Growth as It Opens an Office in Brisbane, Australia
    Photo by Michael Glass on Unsplash This week included a milestone for chauffeur and airport transfer service Blacklane, which opened an office in Brisbane, Australia, on Wednesday. The...The post Blacklane Eyes More Growth as It Opens an Office i…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 5:05pm -
  • newBe Wary of Eggs at Buffets (Especially in Third-World Countries)
    Photo by Erol Ahmed on Unsplash Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Art E.,...The post Be Wary of Eggs at Buffets (Especially in Third-World Countries) appeared first on…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 22, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • newInside the Luxury Chic Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
    Kimpton Vero Beach Nestled along Florida’s Atlantic coast is the quaint and unpretentious beach community of Vero Beach. Here, you’ll find spectacular ocean views, which...The post Inside the Luxury Chic Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa appeared f…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 21, 2019, 7:36pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of February 20, 2019
    Photo by G-R Mottez on Unsplash THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Why the Airbus A380 is so well loved, in photos2 American women sue U.S....The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of February 20, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 2:59am -
  • Travel Contests: Week of February 20, 2019
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a vacation for two to Turks & CaicosWin a six-day fishing trip for two to PanamaWin a seven-night Danube...The post Travel Contests: Week of February 20, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 2:31am -
  • This Comfortable New Sleep Mask Blacks Out All Light
    Without a doubt one of the most important products to bring on a plane is a comfortable eyemask. Everyone is different, so everyone has their...The post This Comfortable New Sleep Mask Blacks Out All Light appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 2:21am -
  • The Faroe Islands Will Host You for Helping Them on Earth Day
    In an age of booming tourism around the world, many destinations have seen the downside of the boom in the form of damage to their...The post The Faroe Islands Will Host You for Helping Them on Earth Day appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2019, 1:56am -
  • How to Find Out If You Were a Victim of the Starwood Hack
    Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash This past week, Marriott announced that there’s now a webpage you can use to check whether you were a victim of the...The post How to Find Out If You Were a Victim of the Starwood Hack appeared first on Johnny…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 11:08pm -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “The Directions to Happiness: A 135-Country Quest for Life Lessons” by Bruce Northam
    This week I’m featuring a book from Bruce Northam—a friend and frequent contributor—that I somehow have never written up on the site. “The Directions to...The post Travel Book of the Week: “The Directions to Happiness: A 135-Country Quest…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 6:58pm -
  • This App Offers Cheap, GPS-Powered Tours for North American Road Trips
    Last month we featured Shaka Guide, a GPS-based guide app for Hawaii. The post was well-received and generated some great reader input—including the suggestion that...The post This App Offers Cheap, GPS-Powered Tours for North American Road Trips…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2019, 5:12pm -

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