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The Points Guy

  • newEven More American Airlines Flights Cancelled at CLT Due to Tech Glitch
    American Airlines regional carrier PSA canceled 70 more flights out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Sunday evening due to a technical glitch — less than a week after the carrier grounded hundreds of flights due to similar technical…
    - 10 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:30pm -
  • newLooks Like Lufthansa Wants to Buy Norwegian, Too
    Norwegian Air is a hot commodity. After two rejected bids to acquire it from IAG, British Airways’ parent company, now Lufthansa is after the low-cost airline as well. Norwegian has already rejected two bids from International Airlines Group earlie…
    - 44 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:56pm -
  • newWho Should (and Who Shouldn’t) Get the Ink Business Unlimited?
    There’s much to like about Chase’s latest addition to its small business credit card roster, the Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card. Here are four reasons that stand out: It offers solid rewards for everyday spending. You’ll earn 1.5% cash back…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newMy Miles Lost Half Their Value Overnight — Reader Mistake Story
    Today, I want to share a story from TPG reader Jayu, who broke one of the cardinal rules of the points and miles game. Here’s what he had to say: In one night, Qatar Airways turned me from Qmiles royalty into a pauper. After reading your article a…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 11:00am -
  • new6 Easy Exercises You Can Do in a Hotel Pool
    Let’s be honest here: How many of us really make regular use of a hotel gym? Save for the that one guy who barks into his phone while lazily pumping the StairMaster in his wingtips, of course. At many hotels, those factory-new Nautilus machines, du…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newHow to Maximize Points and Save Money at Movie Theaters
    Going to the movies is a quintessential pastime. Yet as ticket prices continue to skyrocket, it becomes less and less affordable to go on a whim, especially for anyone on a budget or who needs to factor in children’s tickets or babysitter fees on a…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 8:00pm -
  • newScore Incredible Awards for Cheap by Buying Alaska Miles With a 40% Bonus
    Alaska Mileage Plan miles are some of the highest-valued airline miles in TPG’s valuations. And that’s not just because of the sweet spots you can get on Alaska flights. Alaska also has partnerships with a number of highly useful international a…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 8:00pm -
  • newDelta Unveils First Boeing 777-200 Retrofit With Delta One Suites
    Delta turned heads in August 2016 when it unveiled its new Delta One Suites. After TPG‘s Zach Honig checked it out on the ground and on a test flight, The Points Guy made sure to be in a Delta One Suite on the inaugural Delta A350 flight from De…
    - 21 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 7:00pm -
  • newAirport Bans Sleeping in Terminal, Will Use Monitors to Enforce
    No one plans on sleeping overnight in an airport. But, delays/cancellations happen, plans change and connecting flights often mean travelers have at least a few hours to kill. Especially if you’re a budget traveler, you might not be willing to shel…
    - 22 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 6:00pm -
  • newTPG Readers Relate the Ups and Downs of Using the Amex Platinum Concierge
    One of the benefits of The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN is being able to call the Platinum Card Concierge and have someone personally book tours and access special perks and even…
    - 23 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 5:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newCathay Pacific’s New Meal Service Rollout and Insure Your Next Uber Trip
    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 Cathay Pacific’s New Meal Service Rollout and Insure Your Next Uber Trip…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:04pm -
  • newJetBlue’s Founder is Starting a New US Airline With $100 Million and 60 Planes
    Dave Neeleman founded JetBlue after his non-compete from Southwest’s acquisition of Morris Air where he was CEO expired. During that non-compete period he was involved in the launch of Canada’s WestJet.A citizen of Brazil as well as the U.S. (an…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:04pm -
  • newNew OpenTable Scam to Cheat You Out of Your Points
    OpenTable made your points worth less and harder to use - while imposing new expiration rules - earlier this year. That's after devaluing their awards program three years ago.Now there's another way OpenTable avoids rewarding you for your bookings…
    - 16 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 11:34pm -
  • newAward Alert: Redeem For a Family of 5 in Etihad’s First Apartment
    Etihad is dropping one of its two New York JFK - Abu Dhabi Airbus A380 flights, and putting the A380 on Paris - Abu Dhabi. That means there will be two daily Paris - Abu Dhabi flights with the A380.The Etihad A380 features the 'First Apartment' --…
    - 18 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 9:34pm -
  • newAmerican’s Regional Flights Melting Down in Charlotte Again
    After cancelling 675 flights Thursday and Friday, American's wholly owned regional carrier PSA is again experiencing problems today.Continue reading American’s Regional Flights Melting Down in Charlotte Again...
    - 21 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 7:10pm -
  • new40% Bonus Buying Alaska Miles Through July 13 (The Best Airline Miles at 2.1 Cents)
    Alaska Airlines is offering a 40% bonus on purchased miles through July 13.Alaska Airlines allows a free stopover on each one way award. And they have some of the best redemption prices of any program. Continue reading 40% Bonus Buying Alaska Mile…
    - 21 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 6:34pm -
  • new7 Reasons You’ll Want the New IHG Credit Card
    The card is worth getting, in my opinion. And it’s worth keeping for the annual free night and for the 4th night free on IHG Rewards Club free night redemptions. But I wouldn’t use it for everyday spending.Bottom-line is that the card has a good…
    - 24 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 3:58pm -
  • The Most Underappreciated Credit Card in America
    It's a fast earning card, with some of the most valuable points, and it's a great overall deal. You even make money (cash) in your first year while pocketing a signup bonus.And yet it doesn't get nearly the attention of flashy newcomers, or cards t…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 2:04pm -
  • Biggest Starwood Points Sale Before the Program Effectively Ends Next Month
    Starwood is offering a 35% discount on buying Starpoints through July 20. They’re actually letting you buy points at a price which those points are worth which is great.Technically Starwood Preferred Guest will still exists August 1, but that's a…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 12:04pm -
  • Airport Bans Sleeping and Sitting on the Floor, Employs Monitors to Wake Passengers
    Sleeping in airports is a time-honored tradition. It happens regularly during major storms, when flights are cancelled and airlines aren't giving out hotel vouchers or nearby hotels are booked solid. Airports sometimes bring in cots.Passengers wit…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 11:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newCathay Pacific Is Revamping Meal Service In Business Class
    While Cathay Pacific is generally regarded as one of the best airlines in the world, I haven't been terribly impressed by their longhaul business class product. While they have excellent reverse herringbone seats throughout their longhaul fleet, the…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:36pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Capital One Venture — Which Is Better?
    Two of the most popular mid-range credit cards are the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card. The cards have similar annual fees, similar welcome bonuses, and are both rewarding, though they work in very d…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 1:23pm -
  • newShould You Upgrade To The New IHG Credit Card?
    In early April, Chase made some major changes to their IHG credit card portfolio. They stopped accepting applications for the old IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card, and instead started accepting applications for the all new IHG® Rewards Club Pre…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:11pm -
  • newLufthansa Interested In Norwegian Takeover As Well
    In mid-April IAG (the parent company of British Airways) acquired a 4.61% ownership stake in Norwegian. This seemed to come out of left field, as there weren’t really rumors of this leading up to the announcement. IAG also expressed interest in t…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 11:11am -
  • newReview: Hong Kong Airlines Business Class A350 Hong Kong To Los Angeles
    Hong Kong Airlines just recently started flying to the US using their new A350s. As of now the airline flies to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and they plan to add flights to New York soon as well. Given that Cathay Pacific historically has a strongh…
    - 19 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 9:03pm -
  • newReview: Hong Kong Airlines Lounge Hong Kong Airport
    My flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was scheduled to depart at 12PM. However, when reviewing lounges I always like for them to be as empty as possible so I can freely take pictures, so I decided to the airport shortly before the lounge was schedu…
    - 22 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 6:03pm -
  • Review: Cathay Dragon First Class A330 Shanghai To Hong Kong
    I've flown Cathay Pacific a countless number of times, but had never flown Cathay Dragon, which is Cathay Pacific's subsidiary that operates many of their shorthaul flights, including flights to mainland China. While their product is very similar to…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 2:33pm -
  • Aegean Airlines’ Impressive Economy Service
    It's rare that economy is anything to get excited about, though I do think airlines that try to differentiate their experience deserve some credit.In the US I'd argue that service in economy is getting better rather than worse at the moment (I'm ref…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 1:03pm -
  • My Favorite Business Travel Tech Tools (That AREN’T Airline Apps)
    I recently wrote about some of the paper backup items that I travel with, particularly when traveling to some of the more remote parts of the world. While it may feel a bit arcane to travel with a stack of printed airline reservations, I’ll probabl…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 11:33am -
  • Weekly Review: June 16, 2018
    Hello from Greece! We're just wrapping up a fantastic two week trip, during which we visited Italy and Greece. We had such a fun and relaxing time, and I can't wait to return soon. I look forward to sharing all the details of the trip soon.On the po…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 8:33pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • new$100 for $85 (+ flat rate shipping)
    BJ’s Wholesale Club has $100 physical gift cards on sale for $84.99. Unfortunately, you have to pay $5 shipping. The good news is that the shipping charge is flat rate regardless of quantity — meaning you can buy (for example) three o…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:37pm -
  • new100K Hilton Ascend offer despite past Hilton Surpass
    When Amex announced that their Hilton Surpass card would be renamed to “Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express”, I speculated that it might be possible to get a new welcome bonus on the Ascend as long as you closed your Surpass card befo…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 10:39am -
  • newKroger Gift Card Discounts: Sears, Fandango, Regal, AMC & More
    Kroger has released some new digital coupons which are offering discounts on third party gift cards. The Deals & Key Terms Bass Pro Shops Save $10 on grocery purchase when you buy 1 Bass Pro Shops gift card totaling $50+ Expires July 7, 2018 Ruby Tue…
    - 22 hours ago Jun 17, 2018, 5:33pm -
  • 2018 Q3 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+ & Dividend
    July 1 will be here in a couple of weeks, so several credit cards now have their Q3 offers available for activation. You can find more information below about each of the bonus categories, along with links to activate your offers. Chase Freedom Bonus…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 1:11pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: Money-Making Amex Offers, 4x Fuel Points, Avios Award Sale & More
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There are eight deals ending this week. Three of those are Amex Offers that have the potential to be profitable or break-ev…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 10:41am -
  • 7 free nights in AC, Emirates First w/o fuel surcharges, the best food in town and more
    My favorite price is free. If we have that in common, you’ll want to read on to find out about free nights in Atlantic City, a great free tip on finding the best restaurants, how to get money back on your purchases (hey, they won’t be free, but…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 11:22pm -
  • Earn 5x & save w/ Swych promos on Lowe’s GCs
    The Swych app is offering two promotions this weekend on Lowe’s Gift Cards that will either give you the chance to save $15 on a $115 gift card or get a free $20 Best Buy GC with a $200 Lowe’s gift card. Best of all, Swych purchases have bee…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 7:36pm -
  • Shortcuts for status and searches, added clarity on welcome bonuses, and more
    This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at shortcuts to elite status and hotel searches, compared premium hotel cards, and got some clarity from Amex regarding eligibility for welcome bonuses. All that and more in this Frequent Miler week in review. U…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 10:38am -
  • $263 Boston to Barcelona on LEVEL this winter
    Low-cost-carrier LEVEL has some very cheap flights between Boston and Barcelona this winter: from just $263 round trip on select dates between November and February. The Deal Round trip nonstop flights from Boston to Barcelona from just $263 on…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 10:18pm -
  • Plastiq now offers ACH, international & domestic wire payments
    Plastiq has announced expanded offerings designed to help business customers pay nearly any bill: you can now make payments via ACH direct deposit and both domestic and international wire transfer with a credit vard via Plastiq. The Deal Now make …
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 9:13pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newDo this now: register for 2018 3rd quarter bonus categories
    With July 1 right around the corner, it's time to make sure you're registered for quarterly bonus earnings on some popular no-annual-fee credit cards.Chase FreedomAfter a great first quarter (mobile payments) and second quarter (grocery stores), Chas…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Absolute versus relative redemption values
    In Wednesday's post about passing on the current IHG Rewards point sale, I mentioned that it's not enough to get good absolute value from a points redemption if you're not also getting good value relative to other redemption options. I think a lot of…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 9:59am -
  • You probably shouldn't participate in a good IHG points sale
    Through Friday, June 15, IHG Rewards Club is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points, meaning you can buy up to 200,000 points for $1,000, or 0.5 cents each, when you buy 52,000 or more points (lower amounts cost more per point).This is pretty che…
    - 5 days ago Jun 13, 2018, 9:59am -
  • To my reader who mistyped his own e-mail address, Starwood edition
    I recently received a question from a reader using the "Contact" page, but the reader seems to have mistyped their e-mail address, which I discovered only after writing my reply. Hopefully reader TF will stop by and find my answer here instead:"If yo…
    - 10 days ago Jun 8, 2018, 3:41pm -
  • Using Chase Ink Business Unlimited to rejigger your Ultimate Rewards card portfolio
    Chase has been fiddling with both their personal and business credit card lineup for a few years now, introducing both the personal Freedom Unlimited credit card, which earns 1.5 fixed-value Ultimate Rewards points on all purchases, and the small bus…
    - 11 days ago Jun 7, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Did the Marriott Hotel + Air arbitrage opportunity just get even better?
    All the way back in September, 2016, I wrote that Marriott Hotel + Air packages offered an outlandishly good opportunity to transfer Starpoints to certain airline (but not train!) partners, even if you never intended to redeem the attached 7-night st…
    - 20 days ago May 29, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Yes, collecting SkyMiles still makes perfectly good sense, you dolt
    Just my luck. The very weekend after I wrote that I was cancelling my Delta Platinum Business American Express because I'd given up on American Express's games awarding high spend bonuses on manufactured spend, Thought Leader From Behind Gary Leff po…
    - 21 days ago May 28, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Confirmed? American Express is killing the golden Delta goose
    I wrote back in February that I was concerned the unbonused manufactured spend I put on my Delta Platinum Business credit card wasn't counting towards my annual Medallion Qualification Dollar waiver, but that since it still appeared properly on my st…
    - 24 days ago May 25, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Non-London American Airlines routes to Europe
    A few weekends ago I held one of my notorious subscribers-only meetups in Philadelphia, and a long-time reader mentioned that American Airlines was launching non-stop service from Philadelphia to Budapest. I more or less gave up on American years ago…
    - 28 days ago May 21, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Let's talk about the Visa Infinite companion discount
    [edit 5/15/18: read the comments for warnings from folks who have tried to game their Ritz-Carlton credit limits.]In response to yesterday's post about some new and upcoming credit cards, reader Andy commented:"You are missing two of the bigger bene…
    - 34 days ago May 15, 2018, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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


  • Amex Warning Ineligible Applicants Before Final Submission
    The miles world received some unsettling news recently. I’ve been mulling it over myself since I read about it, waiting to see if any further information was published or insight gained from others’ experiences. And now we have some. While the ov…
    - 4 days ago Jun 14, 2018, 3:39pm -
  • Last Chance to Earn 5x on Freedom’s Q2 Categories, & Q3 Categories Announced
    Tomorrow, June 14, 2018, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards for the past quarter at grocery stores, through Paypal, and through Chase Pay that you can transfer (circuitously) to Aer Lingus, British Airways, F…
    - 5 days ago Jun 13, 2018, 6:17pm -
  • 12k Delta Miles Roundtrip to Mexico Instead of 35k
    Delta has put many routes between the US and Mexico on “sale” right now. I say “sale” because Delta doesn’t have a published award chart anymore, but we know from charts maintained by people like us online that the standard lowest level U…
    - 6 days ago Jun 12, 2018, 6:36pm -
  • Part I: How to Earn 237,000 American Airlines Miles
    Right now it’s easy to earn a boatload of American Airlines miles quickly. It’s realistic that you could have 0 miles today and 237,000 miles in as little as a month from now (maximum seven months from now), by opening a combination of four new…
    - 7 days ago Jun 11, 2018, 10:31pm -
  • Digital Priority Pass Card: Who Can Get it & How
    The Priority Pass membership is a standard perk these days for premium credit cards. It grants you access to Priority Pass’ network of lounges (and even some restaurants, where you get a free set tab) located all over the world. Not all Priority Pa…
    - 11 days ago Jun 7, 2018, 11:57pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: June 2018
    Applying for business credit and charge 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…
    - 12 days ago Jun 6, 2018, 11:38pm -
  • Class Action Against BA: Avios or Cash Coming Your Way
    If you redeemed British Airways Avios between November 9, 2006 and April 17, 2013, then listen up. You could be entitled from anywhere between 12,500 and 35,000 Avios, or a varying amount of US dollars if you’d prefer it. British Airways claimed t…
    - 13 days ago Jun 5, 2018, 6:36pm -
  • Top 10 Personal Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: June 2018
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above, where I traveled last July) To take your family on v…
    - 14 days ago Jun 4, 2018, 7:48pm -
  • New Amex Offers: 20k points for $1k Spend with Air France or KLM
    American Express is offering some lucrative incentives to spend on their cards right now. Not everyone will have these Amex Offers available as they are targeted. If you have a Membership Rewards earning Amex card, check inside your account online to…
    - 17 days ago Jun 1, 2018, 9:41pm -
  • 35% Off SPG Point Sale Ends Tonight: Buy for Major Discounts in August!
    Through the end of the day today, you can buy up to 30,000 Starpoints with up to a 35% discount on the normal purchase price.  Starpoints are normally sold in increments of 500 points for 3.5 cents per point. Getting a 35% discount brings the pric…
    - 18 days ago May 31, 2018, 10:55pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newUnited to Provide International Premium Economy Sneak Peek
    United Airlines will reportedly be unveiling its Premium Economy seating as early as this month, including improved dining options and increased seat size, on select international flights. Rather than making it available at a later, unspecified date…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newMan Allegedly Told by Ryanair Staff That Horrifying Toilet “Not Their Problem”
    Ryanair passenger Ben Perry posted video footage to Twitter of a gross aircraft lavatory that he claims flight staff told him was not their problem. @Ryanair after a 4 hour delay I get on board to then find your toilets/baby changing facilities like…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newParty On: Brandenburg Airport Could Be Reborn as a Berlin Club Venue
    The opening of Berlin’s long-awaited Brandenburg Airport – scheduled for 2020 – will see the closure of the city’s Tegel Airport (TXL). Though this closure is still over two years away, authorities in the German capital are already considerin…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newEtihad Cuts Key Bangladesh Route as Losses Mount
    The trend of route map consolidation continues at Etihad as the airline announces more than $1.5 billion in losses, makes plans to defer new plane orders and says it will suspend service to Dhaka this year. Etihad Airways says it will abandon the pop…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • How to Turn Amazon Shopping Habits into Maximum Rewards
    Amazon is one of those online stores that everyone visits. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t shop at Amazon, whether it’s every week or once per year. Unfortunately, the online giant doesn’t offer many cashback opportunities, and maximizing yo…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 9:00am -
  • You Don’t Have to Spend Your Layover In the Crowded Airport Terminal
     Lounge access isn’t an unattainable commodity meant for premium passengers anymore. Airport lounges are meant for travelers who would rather relax in between flights with a Wi-Fi connection, a meal and a beverage. Learn how you can leave the hust…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 9:00am -
  • “Would You Support Airlines Creating Child-Free Flights?”
    There’s an interesting debate going on on Reddit right now: Would you support airlines creating child-free flights? Why or why not? So we were wondering, what does FlyerTalk think? Are child-free flights a good idea? Or is this a slippery slope t…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Mark Cuban’s First Purchase After Becoming A Millionaire Was… Miles
    Mark Cuban is well established as a wealthy man these days. But back in 1990 he was just starting out his life as a millionaire. So the question everyone asked him was how he planned to spend his new funds, according to an article on CNBC. Cuban had…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 9:00am -
  • American Puts Attendants on Standby
    American Airlines flight attendants may not know their exact schedule this summer, as the carrier tries to cope with more demand. The 27,000 attendants flying with the Dallas-based carrier received an executive memo with a clear message: “There’s…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • Allegiant Airlines’ Cancellation Trouble Keeps Getting Worse
    The trouble started on Wednesday, June 13th when a "rash" of flight cancellations hit Allegiant Air, leaving hundreds of customers scrambling to rebook their flights and get reimbursement. By Thursday afternoon, 32 flights had been canceled: 18 fligh…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 8:00pm -

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Nomadic Matt

  • How to Stop Making Excuses
    Note: Six months ago, I read Ramit’s “Manifesto for 2018” and got inspired. I ended up cranking this out. Remember New Year’s? When you were going to lose weight, drink less, read more, save more, cook more, and maybe ride a unicorn (hey, any…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • How to Spend 24 Hours in an Airplane
    I’m an aviation geek, which means I love all things related to planes (even if I’m terrified of flying). Planes fascinate me. They have like 8,000 parts and weigh multiple tons but still manage to stay up in the sky without falling apart! I mean…
    - 11 days ago Jun 7, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How to (Legally) Stay in Europe for More Than 90 Days
    Every year, thousands of travelers wonder how they can stay in Europe for more than 90 days - the limit in the Schengen Zone. The good news is that there are a few different ways to stay, but it can get complicated. In this post, I share what you can…
    - 13 days ago Jun 5, 2018, 12:30pm -
  • Biking the Mekong Delta in Vietnam
    While in Vietnam, I decided to join some new friends on a long-distance biking trip. Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned. The post Biking the Mekong Delta in Vietnam appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 18 days ago May 31, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How to Spend 4 Days in Amsterdam
    Amsterdam has so much to do that, even after so many visits, I still find new things to do and see. The city deserves more than just the few days travelers give it, but if a few days is all you have and you want to make the most of it, this is the it…
    - 19 days ago May 30, 2018, 10:00am -
  • How to Overcome Your Travel Fears
    Whenever I talk to people about long-term travel, they tell me they wish they could do what I do. They tell me all their travel dreams, then they come up with common excuses as to why they can't realize them. So today, I just wanted to say one thing:…
    - 20 days ago May 29, 2018, 9:00am -
  • How Much Does it Cost to Travel Western Europe?
    Europe is not a monolithic place, and prices vary greatly depending on how far north, east, south or west your travel. Europe covers a huge area of the world with multiple visa zones and multiple currencies. For 20 euros, you can get a private room i…
    - 22 days ago May 27, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • We’re 75% of the way to completing this mission! Help us get to 100%!
    Dear fabulous reader, I was in the shower (where I do some of my best thinking), pondering all the political fighting and social media outrage that seems to happen every week. Well, ok every day!! Each day, people yell into the echo chamber. I don’…
    - 25 days ago May 24, 2018, 1:57pm -
  • How to do the Philippines on a Budget (2018 Edition)
    The Philippines is one of the most incredible budget travel destinations, due to its perfect white-sand beaches, enchanting seas, mesmerizing sunsets, friendly locals, and relaxed, tropical vibes. Guest poster Will Hatton tells us how to visit the Ph…
    - 27 days ago May 22, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • My Favorite Australian Hostels
    I love Australia. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world. I’ve been going for over a decade and have crossed the country more times than I’ve criss-crossed my own. I’ve stayed in countless hostels throught Australia and, today, want t…
    - 32 days ago May 17, 2018, 1:13pm -

The Hustle Blog

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



  • newFlyertalk Keeps Chugging Along
    Flyertalk is far from the friendliest place on earth, but it has been a useful tool for a loooong time. I can’t remember a single week passing by without people sending me links to posts there. And, as miles become more of a pain in the ass, the mo…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:33am -
  • IHG Option
    Nope, IHG points aren’t what they used to be. They’re not exactly garbage, but let’s put it this way… On a scale of Pauly Shore to Al Pacino…IHG lives in Keanu Reeves territory. For some, that makes this transfer option to United worth look…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 7:23am -
  • Lawn Days
    Thanks to reader Jack for sharing an interesting new use for Hilton points. The Lawn Days concerts this summer (Rascal Flats, 30 Second To Mars, Foreigner, Chicago, Brad Paisley, etc) are going for a fixed 10,000 points per pair. Tons of different lo…
    - 4 days ago Jun 14, 2018, 8:55am -
  • Wednesday Stuff
    Fewer Delta SkyDongs are currently needed for trips to Canada and Alaska. Also for travel to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Log in to see a 25% bonus on American Express point transfers to Hawaiian Airlines. Another week, another Southwe…
    - 5 days ago Jun 13, 2018, 8:53am -
  • United Club Passes
    I have a bunch of United Club one-time passes to give away. Expiration dates vary (between July 31st and November 30th). If you have a specific use in mind,  please email the address below. The subject should be “United Club” and the body should…
    - 6 days ago Jun 12, 2018, 9:07am -
  • Southwest Match
    I could have sworn I posted this on Friday. Then again, in the last month I’ve: Left my car running without knowing it Not realized the stove was still on Searched for sunglasses that were around my neck The point? I’m old. And also possibly an i…
    - 7 days ago Jun 11, 2018, 8:54am -
  • Hilton Match
    Reader Anthony shared that Hilton’s status match is now good for almost 2 years (through the end of March 2020). That’s if you meet the qualifying number of stays (it’s good for 90 days otherwise). For the right person, this is obviously worth…
    - 10 days ago Jun 8, 2018, 8:59am -
  • Reduced Mileage Awards
    American’s Reduced Mileage Award list is in a very specific category of deal. Let’s call that category… Deals Only A Few People Like (But The People Who Like Them Really, Really Like Them) Yup, that has a certain semi-literate ring to it. Thank…
    - 11 days ago Jun 7, 2018, 7:37am -
  • Southwest Stack
    As Southwest sales go, this is already a good one. But why not help the price even more? You can buy discounted Southwest gift cards here to bring it down another 10%. (Even if I’m not looking for new flights, I check the fares on previously booked…
    - 12 days ago Jun 6, 2018, 8:19am -
  • Pay Over Time
    I heard from 3 people last week who saw a very nice surprise waiting in their Amex Offers. It was the easiest 10,000 points around (for spending 5 seconds to enroll in “Pay Over Time”). Looks like it’s popping up again for some people. Take a l…
    - 13 days ago Jun 5, 2018, 8:30am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newSafeway: $15 off two $100 Visa GC & $10 off two $50 Visa GC [Von’s, Randall’s, Albertson’s, Tom Thumb, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s]
    Check your Safeway Just4U for a digital coupon to get:$15 off when you buy two $100 Visa gift cards.$10 off when you buy two $50 Visa gift cards.The Safeway deals are usually at Albertson’s, Randall’s, and Tom Thumb too. Let us know if you’r…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:05pm -
  • newAnother Gift Card Reseller Goes Under Water
    A couple of years ago, gift card reseller Giftcardrescue shut its doors and lots of sellers lost their money. Luckily for us, that site wasn’t used by most of our our readership. Unfortunately, a similar issue now cropped up closer to home: there…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 1:30pm -
  • newBest Posts Last Week: New Cash Magnet Card, $700 In Bank Bonuses & More
    American Express made it easier to see if you’re eligible for a sign up bonus due to the vague new rule they added. They also launched a new cash magnet card, the 1.5% on all purchases is useless but the $300 sign up bonus might be good for some. …
    - 3 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:30pm -
  • American Express Green Charge Card 25,000 Membership Rewards Points Offer
    The Offer Direct link to offer (you’ll need to open up the link in incognito mode/different browsers until it appears) Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards points after $1,000 in spend within three month of account opening Card Details Annual fee of $95…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 2:43pm -
  • Apply for a new Target REDcard Debit/Credit Card and Get $25 off $100 Shopping [6/17-6/23]
    The Offer Direct Link to offer (contains our Target shopping affiliate link) Target has a special offer for those signing up for a REDcard: Signup for a REDcard debit or credit card and get a coupon for $25 off a $100 shopping trip. The Fine Print V…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 2:35pm -
  • $5 Back on any brand Beer, Bottle, or Draft with Ibotta
    Ibotta members can get $5 back when buying any brand of beer, bottle, or draft at any bar or restaurant. Must submit receipt by June 18thThe post $5 Back on any brand Beer, Bottle, or Draft with Ibotta appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 2:07pm -
  • Recap: New Zealand Imposing Tourist Fee, Freebies & More
    Visiting New Zealand Is About to Get a Little More Expensive by Running With Miles. I always think these taxes are counter productive as you’re making a lot of money from tourists anyway and even a small tax is likely to put off some visitors from…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • $100 Gift Card for $85 from
    BJ's Wholesale online is offering $100 physical gift card for $84.99.There's a flat $5 shipping fee, regardless how many you buy. Not sure if they enforce any maximum at Try using a shopping portal for additional cashback. The…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 5:19am -
  • Swagbucks: Get $32 with Hulu Subscription Signup [Offer is Back]
    Update 6/16/18: Offer is back. The Offer Direct Link to offer Swagbucks is currently offering 3200 Swagbucks (worth at least $32) when signing up for a Hulu streaming subscription. The Fine Print SB Awarded within 48 hours. Please note: If you cancel…
    - 2 days ago Jun 17, 2018, 3:14am -
  • Download Coca-Cola App & Get Free Large Drink At AMC Theaters
    The Offer Download the coca-cola app on iTunes or Play Store & get a free large drink at AMC theaters. To get the free drink follow these steps: Register/login Click the bottle icon Click Visit AMC Theaters and enjoy a drink on us Enable location se…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 3:08pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • Frontier One-Way Flight Deals As Low As $23
    Do you enjoy flying at discounted rates? Get One-Way Flights Deals as low as $23 on fares with Frontier from select cities for a limited time! There are many select routes for travel and travel dates vary. However, if you are a flexible travel…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 4:15pm -
  • Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Vacuum via Amazon: $80.99 + Free Shipping
    Get a powerful vacuum that will provide edge-to-edge cleaning for all types of floors! Head on over to Amazon because they are currently having a deal where you can get a Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Vacuum for only $80.99 + free shipping.…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Top Ten Freebies for April 25, 2018
    Did someone say freebies? As an average person, if someone is offering me something for free, you better believe I’m there to take up the offer. Freebies are a great way to get brands to advertise their products and connect with their customers. Pl…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:45pm -
  • Kindle Paperwhite E-reader via Amazon: $69.99 + Free Shipping (Targeted)
    To celebrate some users, Amazon is currently targeting select members a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader for $69.99 + Free Shipping! While this tablet is usually priced at $119.99, you can now get it for $69.99 + Free Shipping with Promo Code “KINDLE5…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:44pm -
  • Sawyer Savings Bank Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (NY)
    For residents of New York, Sawyer Savings Bank is offering a $100 bonus when you open qualifying checking account good through June 30, 2018. To earn $100 bonus, you must open a new account with a $100 opening deposit. Also, once you join, you’ll…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:30pm -
  • CFE Federal Credit Union Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (FL)
    For residents of Florida, CFE Federal Credit Union is offering you an opportunity to earn a $100 bonus. A $100 cash reward will be rewarded with every new line switched to Sprint! Also, current customers will receive $50 for every line transferre…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:20pm -
  • Shop Your Way Uber Cash Back Promotion: Earn $2 Per Ride or UberEats (Nationwide)
    Uber is a fast & simple way to get from point A to point B, if this is your preferred way of traveling then you need to get in on the Shop Your Way cash back promotion. All you have to do is link your Uber account to your Shop Your Way account to sta…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:15pm -
  • Amex Offers Wine Country Gift Baskets Promotion: $25 Statement Credit w/ $50 Purchase (Targeted)
    If you love wine, you will be in heaven when you hear about this offer. We have a Amex Offers promotion for you wine lovers! They just partnered up with Wine Country Gift Baskets to let you earn a $25 statement credit when you spend $50 or more. Wine…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • PUMA Private Sale Promotion: Up To 75% Off
    Research and shop all the latest gear from the world of Fashion, Sport, and everywhere in between when you shop with PUMA. This Spring, shop at PUMA and get an additional 75% off sitewide with coupon code “DEALSALE” at checkout. This is the perfe…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 2:45pm -
  • Premier America Credit Union Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (CA, TX)
    Available to residents of California and Texas, Premier America Credit Union is offering you a chance to earn a $50 bonus when you open a new Primary Checking Account at the Reseda branch with e-statements by May 18, 2018. Upon completion of the…
    - 54 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 2:39pm -

Travel Codex

  • Review: Delta Sky Club, Concourse F, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
    Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta is home to 9 different Delta Sky Clubs, the most of all of Delta’s hubs and Sky Club locations. However, there is one stand-out lounge that offers showers, an outdoor deck with live music, and oth…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Review: Diamond Lounge, Brussels Airport
    Brussels Zaventem Airport (BRU) has two priority pass lounges located in Terminal A and Terminal B. The lounge for Terminal A is accessible by customers traveling on Schengen flights, and the lounge in Terminal B is for non-Schengen flights. Priority…
    - 4 days ago Jun 14, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Use 10,000 Hilton Points For a Great Concert This Summer!
    Just in time for the summer concert season, you can now use your Hilton Honors points to purchase tickets to some of the best concerts around the world. We’re talking big names such as Brad Paisley, Charlie Puth, Rascal Flatts, Thirty Seconds to Ma…
    - 5 days ago Jun 13, 2018, 8:53pm -
  • Review: Pearl Lounge Marrakesh, a Priority Pass Lounge
    For a contract lounge, the Pearl Lounge at Marrakesh Menara International Airport is one of the better Priority Pass Lounges in the network. The modest lounge is spacious, bright and airy and offers functional spaces for both business and leisure tra…
    - 5 days ago Jun 13, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Qantas First Lounge, Los Angeles
    I figured all SkyTeam airlines used the mediocre Korean Air Lounge LAX for premium cabin passengers.  So, color me surprised when my La Premiére guide walked me to the Qantas First lounge instead.  Like Scott a couple of years ago, I found this a…
    - 7 days ago Jun 11, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt, Concourses B, C and Z
    At Frankfurt Main Airport, there are four Lufthansa Senator Lounges located in Terminal 1. The Senator Lounge in the Schengen area is located by gate A50 and the other three Senator Lounges are located in the non-Schengen area near gates B43, C14 and…
    - 13 days ago Jun 5, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Amex Offer: 20,000 Membership Rewards for Air France and KLM Purchases
    American Express offers now brings us 20,000 membership reward points for spending $1,000 or more on Air France and KLM! There are two different offers available, which means savvy travelers who buy flights on Air France and/or KLM before July 31, 20…
    - 17 days ago Jun 1, 2018, 3:43pm -
  • Review: Lufthansa Airbus A340 Economy Class, Los Angeles to Frankfurt
    At LAX, Lufthansa operates from the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). The check-in counters are located in zone C and open 3 hours prior to departure. I arrived a few minutes after the counters opened and had my bags checked and boarding pas…
    - 17 days ago Jun 1, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Avianca Lounge, Mexico City Airport
    Mexico City International Airport has seven priority pass lounges that are available for eligible pass holders. There are three located in Terminal 1, and four located in Terminal 2. These two terminals are not connected, so it is good to know which…
    - 17 days ago Jun 1, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Three Days in Mexico City, Mexico
    Central Mexico has experienced a tourism renaissance in the past decade, with abating crime, temperate weather, inexpensive flights, and blooming cultural wonders to discover. Mexico City is one of the best places to start if you’re seeking to disc…
    - 18 days ago May 31, 2018, 3:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newNorwegian Air Shuttle: The Most “Popular” Airline In Europe
    The airline industry is full of contradictions: Treating your passengers worse often gets you better financial results; It’s easy to start an airline but hard to kill one; Biscoff cookies taste better on airplanes than they do anywhere else; etc. S…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:44pm -
  • Last Day To Cash Out eMiles
    As of June 29, survey site eMiles is shutting its doors. I’d say that I’ll miss it, but I won’t. Over the past year, eMiles has experienced a significant decline in quality, to the point that it was useless. The Plan If you have eMiles, today i…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 12:55pm -
  • If The Airlines Are Selling Miles, Should You Buy?
    I’ve always found it interesting that airlines are willing to sell you frequent flyer miles. After all, aren’t they supposed to be a loyalty reward? Still, the airlines are in the business to make a buck, and they’re less concerned about what p…
    - 4 days ago Jun 14, 2018, 12:38pm -
  • Basic Airline Mileage Tips
    The New York Times published a very good article about the basics of frequent flyer programs. Not only does it give a general discussion but it also breaks down the several US programs, as well as low-cost carriers. The Best Advice Is at The Beginnin…
    - 6 days ago Jun 12, 2018, 3:08pm -
  • Discover: 5% Back At Restaurants In Third Quarter
    Whenever you shop, whether it’s online or in a store, there’s no excuse for not getting back at least 2% of your purchase. But if you’re willing to take an extra step, that number can go higher, with category bonuses. Discover 5% Back Bonuses C…
    - 7 days ago Jun 11, 2018, 1:56pm -
  • The Unwritten Rules Of Air Travel (The Cranky Edition)
    As we all know, there are more written rules for air travel than we could ever possibly know, and many of them aren’t written to favor the passenger. Turns out that there are a number of unwritten rules, as well. As often happens, we’ve all just…
    - 11 days ago Jun 7, 2018, 12:42pm -
  • Status Matches (Today’s Status Match Brought To You By Hilton)
    Elite status is one of the perks of staying at a hotel, or flying an airline, more frequently than the average bear. Generally, status is earned over time, by spending money and time. Occasionally, however, you can get a fast-track through a status m…
    - 13 days ago Jun 5, 2018, 1:02pm -
  • Cruise Ship Rehabilitation And Disney Gold
    In which we discuss cruise ship reincarnation and the best way to get around the Magic Kingdom… Cruise Ships That Never Die… Last week, Bloomberg wrote a really interesting article about what happens to cruise ships when they are begin to lose th…
    - 14 days ago Jun 4, 2018, 2:14pm -
  • Weekend Tidbits
    Well, it’s a Friday, so let’s see what’s going on in the world of travel… Singapore Airlines Brings Back 19 Hour Flight Because 18 hours just isn’t enough, Singapore is giving us Singapore-Newark (EWR) 2.0. They’re flying it on the new ul…
    - 17 days ago Jun 1, 2018, 2:30pm -
  • Five Ways To Keep Your Points Going
    Yesterday, I wrote a piece about point expiration. But if you do have points about to expire, you’ll need a way to keep that account going. Here are five easy ways to avoid deletion, even if you don’t plan on traveling. There are, of course, many…
    - 18 days ago May 31, 2018, 3:19pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 17 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:23pm -
  • newAirlines Colluding. AA Settles
    American Airlines agreed to pay $45 million to settle an antitrust class action accusing it of colluding with other domestic airlines to limit capacity and drive up fares, and will cooperate with the federal government as it pursues Delta and United.…
    - 18 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:22pm -
  • (photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 9:01am -
  • SPG Hotels Coming and Going
    Coming Soon to SPGHotels that are in development, confirmed as on track to open, and rumors. Please cite sources, if possible.Leaving SPGHotels that have announced their departure from SPG.
    - 4 days ago Jun 14, 2018, 10:52pm -
  • Molokai Tips
    I created this post as a PM for another poster, but decided that Destination Travel - Hawaii may benefit.Molokai LocalsAre a great bunch of people. The motto is "don't change Molokai; let Molokai change you," and we could not agree more. Just be la…
    - 8 days ago Jun 10, 2018, 8:54pm -
  • MM Status Match Treated as Lesser FF?
    My wife has her status matched to my 1K because I am a MM, but it feels like she is not treated the same way. In particular, the last three times she's flown solo she lost her previously reserved aisle E+ to a middle seat. In all cases she double che…
    - 8 days ago Jun 10, 2018, 5:14pm -
  • The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 8 days ago Jun 10, 2018, 5:02pm -
  • Will the second to the last person here turn out the lights before they leave?
    I figure @ahappyelite won't ever leave, since he'd make hyperbolic posts here even if nobody else was reading them. (He must shout into his closet as a hobby.)PS: 504 gateway errors. How nice...
    - 9 days ago Jun 9, 2018, 4:26am -
  • Marriott Lifetime Platinum this year..... Needing Advice and Help
    Hi thereI am this close to making LIFETIME MARRIOTT PLATINUM , I have been told many mixed messages from Marriott about all the combining and suchI have a couple questions that I'm getting totally conflicting information on. SO we as Marriott Plati…
    - 10 days ago Jun 9, 2018, 12:23am -
  • United to Charge Baggage on "Some" Flights to Europe
    Shows how in-the-dark I am... I thought there were baggage fees on all flights Airlines UAL, -0.30% has started charging customers to check a bag on some fl…
    - 10 days ago Jun 8, 2018, 5:56pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newREVIEW: Langara Island Lodge, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
    Introduction We had an absolutely wonderful time at Langara Island Lodge in Haida Gwaii, British Colombia. While the weather wasn't great, and the fishing was very average, the stay was memorable and we will be back. Arrival: We arrived in...
    - 5 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:35pm -
  • newIs This Normal for BA?
    I frequently fly across the Atlantic but took my first BA flight only last week (economy). It was a huge disappointment: old plane, bad food (I thought someone vomited before I realized that FAs were heating up food trays in the back), small &...
    - 5 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:35pm -
  • newTrying to Call AA reservations for 2 days - not available???
    I tried booking a flight for me and my daughter on AA. Whenever I would put in 2 pax on the online form, it would return a "error 500 server error" so I put just 1 pax and entered my info. When I tried to do the same for my daughter, the web site...
    - 30 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:10pm -
  • newTrying to use a GPU to PEK
    Flying to Beijing in October. What is my best chance of getting a successful GPU? Book now or wait? I am originating from DEN but would prefer to fly either from SFO, LAX, ORD, EWR or IAD longhaul... Thanks!
    - 37 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 3:03pm -
  • newGreat First/Business 2 person offer from CPH
    LH is offering 2 tickets in First/Business from CPH to select destinations at very low rates. I bought a deal for 2 persons CPH-GIG in First for 4.600 EUR. ...
    - 47 mins ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:53pm -
  • newWhich LHR Club? Her for some advice :-)
    Greetings, Flyer Friends: I am flying IAD/LHR/CDG in BA CW later this summer with a lengthy layover at LHR staring early in the morning. I'm AA EXP, which is OW Emerald. So, upon arrival I could exit through immigration and head to the T5 BA...
    - 1 hour ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:28pm -
  • newThoughts on LAX-BOS in F
    A few months ago, when Virgin was still flying, I took this route, and I enjoyed the flight immensely. I took it again this weekend. Perhaps the novelty of the prior fligh5 had worn off.... But I noticed a few things: 1) there was lots of...
    - 1 hour ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:27pm -
  • newThe Osprey Porter 46L
    hi all, curious if you think this bag would work on American Airlines international flight (NYC -> Rome) - and other airlines/trips as well? it seems like the dimensions are close to restrictions but curious if anyone has any more info?
    - 1 hour ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:25pm -
  • newIB: MIA-TNF (Tenerife) - Dec 7-9 $986 PE (Prem. Econ.)
    Pretty decent end of year PE fare on Iberia A330 from MIA. The MAD-TNF portion will be in regular economy.. Not a bad way to see the Canary Islands in December. Should earn 20% EQD on AA. ...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 2:08pm -
  • newToronto's airports 'middle of the tarmac:' Survey
    Toronto?s airports ?middle of the tarmac:? Survey | Toronto Sun ( Toronto’s airports and Canadian airlines fell short of scoring flying colours in a recent surve…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 1:46pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Question Thread - June 18, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - June 18, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 18, 2018, 10:06am -
  • newOfficial US Bank FlexPerks Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. Alright folks, this referral thread is going to work a little differently than the rest since US Bank doesn't appear to offer a way to link direct…
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  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of June 17, 2018
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, S…
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  • Daily Question Thread - June 17, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - June 17, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Jun 17, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of June 16, 2018
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending su…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 11:06am -
  • Daily Question Thread - June 16, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - June 16, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Official Amex PRG (American Express Premier Rewards Gold) Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the AmEx Premier Rewards Gold, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 4:01pm -

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    I rarely wear shorts on the plane, because planes and airports are usually freezing. But this Reader’s Digest article lists another and more important reason to...The post Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shorts on the Plane appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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    I grew up in South Norwalk, Connecticut (42 miles from New York City) and since I come from a relatively large family and back then,...The post 20 Reasons to Stay at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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    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....The post Capital One Venture Credit Card Now Comes With Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Credit appea…
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  • Another Way to Do Laundry on the Road
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mary G., who builds on...The post Another Way to Do Laundry on the Road appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Inside the Norwegian Bliss, Now Running Trips to Alaska
    The first wave of a big ship invasion is hitting Alaska. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest, largest, and most tricked-out cruise ship, Norwegian Bliss, has begun...The post Inside the Norwegian Bliss, Now Running Trips to Alaska appeared first on Joh…
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  • Anthony Bourdain’s Genius Trick for Finding the Best Food in Town
    Like yesterday’s tip (and Tuesday’s), today’s tip is drawn from the boundless wisdom of late travel legend Anthony Bourdain. It concerns (what else) food—and a...The post Anthony Bourdain’s Genius Trick for Finding the Best Food in Town ap…
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  • The Best Capital One Credit Cards
    We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. For the most part, you can expect some simple and...The post The Best Capital One Credit Cards appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Travel Style: Stephen Gollan
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Stephen Gollan appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Why Anthony Bourdain Steered Clear of Airplane Food
    According to Delish‘s recent post on Anthony Bourdain, the late travel legend once told Esquire that “there’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane....The post Why Anthony Bourdain Steered Clear of Airplane Food appeared first on John…
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