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  • Open Jaws are the Best Way to See Europe
    The thing is, I never fly into and out of the same city when we visit. I probably never will, either. For many reasons, I prefer to book an open jaw flight for our trips — which means we fly into one airport and home from another. I'll tell you why…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • 5 Ways to Save on Your Next Rental Car Booking
    Rental cars are usually not a huge travel expense. They’re certainly not on par with airfare and hotels, but they can definitely put a dent in your travel budget. Especially if you book last minute or on a weekend. I try to keep most of my travel e…
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I Think Cruising is the Best Option for Multi-Generational Travel
    While I have always believed all-inclusive is the way to go with multiple generations on a single trip, this first cruise with my parents has me thinking maybe cruising is even better when you’re with a group.
    - 7 days ago May 17, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • I Have No Desire to Fly Southwest to Hawaii
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Southwest Airlines now offers flights to Hawaii. This move has been anticipated by industry insiders for years, and it’s nice to finally see Southwest hauling people to paradise over…
    - 9 days ago May 15, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • 5 Amazing Priority Pass Lounges You Have to Visit
    Are you one of those people who has a credit card with Priority Pass access and wondering what you’re missing out on? After all, based on all the hype out there about the Centurion Lounges, is anything in the Priority Pass portfolio worth checking…
    - 11 days ago May 13, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I Gave Up Airline Loyalty
    I managed to earn American AAdvantage Gold status — a feat I never thought possible. But when American Airlines emailed earlier this year to see if I wanted to renew my status for 2019, I almost laughed. Here’s why I just don’t think it’s wor…
    - 14 days ago May 10, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • 4 Credit Cards I’m Using Right Now
    There are a ton of travel and rewards credit cards available today, most of which offer big signup bonuses to entice you to sign up. However, I haven’t signed up for a new credit card for at least six months — and I think I only signed up for tw…
    - 16 days ago May 8, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Credit Card Annual Travel Credits You Need to Know About
    There are so many rewards credit cards out there nowadays that offer annual travel credits to help customers justify higher annual fees. Most of these travel credits are added as benefits on credit cards with high annual fees. So it’s really import…
    - 18 days ago May 6, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Where Do You Keep Your Travel Fund?
    A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine informed me that she finally built up a travel fund of $5,000. She was planning a multi-week trip to Spain, France, and Portugal, she said, and needed cash to cover hotels, food, and excursions. She has plans…
    - 21 days ago May 3, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I Try to Book Cruise Excursions On My Own
    While I’m not a huge cruiser, I have been taking four, sometimes five, cruises per year these last few years. I like the convenience factor of cruising and the fact that they offer such excellent value. I normally plan our own excursions instead of…
    - 23 days ago May 1, 2019, 6:30pm -

View From the Wing

  • newNew York EDITION Hotel Using Marriott Points
    Last month I needed a hotel not far from Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood for a date night with my wife. It's largely devoid of decent properties, but it turns out The Robey in Wicker Park is really quite nice. It was my first stay at a Design Ho…
    - 9 mins ago May 24, 2019, 12:04pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Catered My Flight From a Restaurant Inside the Terminal
    My American Airlines flight from Austin to Chicago was delayed 5 hours on Tuesday. The plane was there, skies were clear, and though American had just sued their mechanics the day before there were no maintenance issues. Instead we didn't have a cr…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 11:34pm -
  • newDiscounted Business Class Awards on Airbnb Website
    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 Discounted Business Class Awards on Airbnb Website...
    - 15 hours ago May 23, 2019, 9:04pm -
  • newPunk Rock Band Says El Al Gave Them Middle Seats After Displaying Palestinian Flag Colors
    Icelandic punk rock band Hatari was flying Tel Aviv – London on El Al after performing in the ‘strictly non-political’ Eurovision Song Contest where they held banners that said “Palestine” in the colors of the Palestinian flag while voting…
    - 18 hours ago May 23, 2019, 6:34pm -
  • newWhat’s the Best Wallet for Someone With Tons of Credit Cards?
    My wallet has a bunch of credit cards sitting behind credit cards. It has my drivers license, office security access card, and Priority Pass cards. That doesn't even begin to cover it though because I've got my insurance cards, AAA card, and some b…
    - 20 hours ago May 23, 2019, 3:58pm -
  • newAmerican’s Battle With Mechanics Could Become the Most “Vicious Strike Action..the Likes of Which You’ve Never Seen”
    The Transportation Workers Union has posted a piece of video from Tuesday's LaGuardia airport employee question and answer session with American's President Robert Isom, where the union President goes off on an extended rant.He declares that the sit…
    - 22 hours ago May 23, 2019, 2:04pm -
  • Going Through Airport Security? You May Be Helping Fund Detention Beds at the Southern Border
    If Congress refuses to fund $1.1 billion that the administration is requesting for "border operations," the Department of Homeland Security has asked agencies to come up with how they would re-allocate funds to pay for it, each essentially paying a '…
    - 1 day ago May 23, 2019, 12:04pm -
  • Does Marriott Have Too Many Ambassador Elites?
    A reader writes in that he's staying "at a no-name, forgettable Sheraton in a medium-sized city" where there are "3 full-service Marriott properties nearby." A housekeeper "left her manifest.. out on her cart" and there are "3 ambassador elites on a…
    - 2 days ago May 23, 2019, 12:04am -
  • Lufthansa Plans to Move to Dynamic Award Pricing
    Lufthansa's transatlantic joint venture partner United Airlines eliminated award charts and introduced dynamic award pricing to their own flights (but still prices partner awards based on their hidden chart). Here they followed Delta's lead. Now a…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 10:28pm -
  • Air Italy Will Sell You Top Tier Elite Benefits for $558
    Air Italy, 49% owned by Qatar Airways, is a partner of British Airways and their mileage currency is Avios.The airline will sell top tier Gold status for 500 euros (US$558) or Silver status for 200 euros (US$223).Continue reading Air Italy Will Sel…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 9:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newNew Timeline For 737 MAX Returning To Service
    Last week I wrote about how Boeing completed the software update that they've been working on for the 737 MAX. This came about two months after the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded globally, in mid-March.Not only did Boeing complete the development of…
    - 30 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:43am -
  • newNigeria’s Air Peace Launching Long Haul Flights (Including To Houston?!?)
    As you guys know, I love following start-up airlines and other airlines with lofty goals. Heck, I think I've written more stories about Air Belgium than they've operated flights out of Brussels Charleroi.Africa is a continent that no doubt has a ton…
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newHyatt’s (Positive) Website Changes
    Historically Hyatt hasn't exactly been known for great IT. But then Marriott came along and was like "hold my beer," and now by comparison I'd say Hyatt does much better in that department than Marriott does.Many people may not even notice this, but…
    - 16 hours ago May 23, 2019, 8:03pm -
  • newLufthansa To Introduce Dynamic Award Pricing
    A Lufthansa executive has revealed that the Miles & More program will be moving to a dynamic award pricing model sometime soon. While no timeline has yet been given for the change, Lufthansa's VP of Sales for the Americas says that "certainly that's…
    - 18 hours ago May 23, 2019, 6:33pm -
  • newRadisson Rewards Offering Up To 3K Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards has just announced their latest promotion for summer hotel stays. Up until last spring Radisson Rewards was known as Club Carlson, but it was rebranded at that point, in order to better leverage the name of their flagship brand.Radi…
    - 20 hours ago May 23, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • newOMG: American Mechanics Union Threatens “Bloody” Battle
    Yesterday I wrote about how American Airlines filed an injunction against TWU-IAM, the union representing their mechanics.According to American's management, the union has tried to “illegally gain leverage in contract negotiations by directing a…
    - 21 hours ago May 23, 2019, 3:27pm -
  • newReview: Park Hyatt Siem Reap
    I've actually stayed at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap previously, when my husband and I visited in 2014, and it feels much the same now as it did then. Siem Reap, on the other hand, has since changed to the point of being nearly unrecognizable, as extreme…
    - 22 hours ago May 23, 2019, 2:11pm -
  • newGaruda Indonesia Cutting Europe Flights (Again)
    Oh Garuda Indonesia...Before I get into the actual substance of what's happening here, let me acknowledge that Garuda Indonesia doesn't have it easy:-- Ultra low cost carriers are gaining a ton of market share in Indonesia, making it tough for airl…
    - 23 hours ago May 23, 2019, 1:07pm -
  • newUnited’s CEO Will Be On First 737 MAX Flight
    The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since mid-March, and there have been a lot of questions about when the plane will be back in the air. Last week we learned that Boeing completed the software update we've been waiting for on the plane.The next st…
    - 24 hours ago May 23, 2019, 12:14pm -
  • Aegean Offering 40% Bonus On Purchased Miles
    Aegean's Miles+Bonus program is one of the most lucrative Star Alliance award programs in terms of the ease with which you can earn elite status, and also in terms of their redemption costs. The catch is that the program can be complicated, though th…
    - 1 day ago May 23, 2019, 11:50am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newNice Alaska, AA, & United payouts: 10x Dell, 20x eBags, 15x Shoes.com
    The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping portal has some nice payouts going for Memorial Day weekend, including 10x at Dell Consumer (stack with your $100 bi-annual credit on the Business Platinum card), 20x at eBags.com, 15x at Shoes.com a…
    - 11 mins ago May 24, 2019, 12:02pm -
  • newAmex Platinum Complete Guide
    Amex Platinum cards come loaded with high end perks: up to $500 per year in various credit reimbursements, access to multiple types of airport lounges, hotel and car elite status, and much more.  All of this goodness comes at a steep price: More tha…
    - 2 hours ago May 24, 2019, 10:39am -
  • newIncreased JetBlue offers: 60K biz / 50K personal
    In updating our Best Offers page, I realized that the offers on both the JetBlue Business Card and the Barclays JetBlue Plus card have increased this month. Both offers are pretty solid and well worth a look if you’re interested in a quick influx…
    - 15 hours ago May 23, 2019, 9:38pm -
  • Is the AA status match from Hyatt worth a ride on the status-match-go-round?
    Greg manufactures Delta Diamond status every year and loves it. I do like elite status in general — I’ve written quite a bit lately about matching around and around to keep elite status in a number of programs. But personally, I’ve never valued…
    - 1 day ago May 23, 2019, 10:38am -
  • Ibotta: Earn 10% Cashback At Choice Hotels + $10 Bonus (Targeted?)
    Update 5/22/19: This deal has returned. This time, it expires at 5/27/19 at 2:59am. Note that both Stephen and I see the additional $10 bonus this time around, so maybe that is open to everyone this time? YMMV. A week after they offered 10% back on I…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 8:58pm -
  • 64K business class to Asia w/ LifeMiles award sale
    Avianca LifeMiles is offering an award ticket sale for flights to Asia on Star Alliance carriers, with business class available for 64K one way. This of course means that there are also some interesting mixed-cabin opportunities to potentially fly…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 5:51pm -
  • Extra promo awards: 12.5K to Europe in economy w/ Flying Blue
    Flying Blue runs monthly promo awards, with discounts on a selection of routes and cabins. Those awards normally go live on the first of the month and are bookable through the end of the current month for travel over the next few months. This month,…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 12:19pm -
  • My InterContinental Ambassador experience in Austin
    Earlier this week I published a guide to the InterContinental Ambassador program.  Unlike elite status at most other hotels where status is earned, Ambassador status is bought.  Pay either $200 or 40K IHG points for 12 months of status.  A couple…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 10:39am -
  • Hertz Devalues Points With Immediate Effect – 50-70% Devaluation In Some Instances
    Hertz loyalists have just been Bonvoyed. Anyone holding Hertz points due to their previously great value might now be ruing saving them up as they’ve been devalued overnight, up to 70% in some cases. I rarely have to rent a car, so I’m not too fa…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 12:53am -
  • American Airlines Award Sale: Fly Business Class To Europe For Less
    American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as that might not represent the best use of y…
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 6:05pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

Well Traveled Mile

  • Airline Transfer Partners Guide – Amex, SPG, Chase, Citi (Updated)
    One aspect that makes flexible reward points (or bank-points) incredibly valuable is that they can be transferred to various airline and hotel programs. Simply put, this means you can earn bank-points and transfer at a 1:1 ratio to your favorite ai…
    - 6 days ago May 18, 2019, 3:02pm -
  • TSA PreCheck Review: How to Apply, Cost, Requirements (Is it Worth It?)
    One of  the biggest complaints about flying is the hassle and wait times at the airport. In this article we will talk about how to get through airport security much faster and provide a step-by-step process of how to apply for TSA PreCheck. With a T…
    - 15 days ago May 9, 2019, 5:12pm -
  • Chacos vs Tevas: What’s the Best Sandal for Hiking & Travel 2019
    If you’re still stuck cramming your feet into boots every time you go outdoors, you’re making a big mistake. Not only is it good for your feet to breath the fresh air and stretch in open spaces, it’s also lighter-weight, and faster to slip on a…
    - 23 days ago May 1, 2019, 3:33pm -
  • How To Earn Hilton Honors Points: The Best Ways to Rack Up Tons of Points
    Hilton Honors was the first loyalty program to give travelers the ability to earn both airline miles and points in 1989. After 30 years, it’s still one of the largest and most popular hotel loyalty programs in the world, with over 5,600 properties…
    - Jan 21, 2019, 12:35am -
  • Best Hiking Watch Under $100 – Our Top Budget Outdoor Watch Picks
    Choosing the best hiking watch under $100 can be a bit difficult if you’re new to this type of gear. While many watches have great features, there are several other important factors that can affect the quality of your hiking watch. Some watches ha…
    - Jan 18, 2019, 5:09am -
  • Bose QC25 vs QC35 II Headphones: What Are the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones?
    Weighing up the Bose QC25 vs QC35 II Headphones, both noise canceling earphones can vie for the tag ‘best Bose headphones’. If music is food for the soul, then the noise canceling headphones QC35, QC35II, and QC25 equally epitomize the adage. As…
    - Jan 15, 2019, 6:52am -
  • Best Commuter Backpacks for Work, Cycling and City Life
    Here are the best commuter backpacks to help you survive getting back and forth on your daily grind. If you commute to work every day, you probably already know the importance of a great backpack. The ideal commuter backpack is comfortable, spacious…
    - Jan 13, 2019, 4:13am -
  • Polypropylene vs Polycarbonate vs ABS Luggage: What’s the Best Luggage Material?
    There are three main types of hardside luggage materials to consider. These choices include polypropylene vs polycarbonate vs ABS Luggage — all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. Apart from what it’s made from, when choosing which…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 9:10pm -
  • Lojel Luggage Review: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying
    Simple luggage that still looks great and can last through any type of adventure can be hard to find. Luckily, there are a few brands out there that have created just these types of luggage sets. That’s why we’ve created out Lojel Luggage Review,…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 8:08pm -
  • Best Pocket Knife Sharpener – Getting the Sharpest Knife Edge
    If you are in the market for the best pocket knife sharpener, read through the following reviews to compare some of the top brands and see which one will work best for you. Depending on the type of knives you will be sharpening, some products might b…
    - Dec 30, 2018, 7:05pm -

MileValue

  • newTop 10 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: May 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) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 9 hours ago May 24, 2019, 2:57am -
  • The Two Ways to Value Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses
    A note from Sarah Page: Scott originally wrote this post years ago, but it is still very much valid and important today.  Once a month we update a list of what, are in our opinion, the best travel credit cards on the market. We also update a similar…
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 9:04pm -
  • Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F
    A couple weeks ago, I booked a one-way Delta One flight between Atlanta and Buenos Aires for 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles (and just $5.60 in taxes). I was pretty dang excited about the ability to do this, as it was my previous assumption…
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 8:00am -
  • Buy Hilton Points Half Off
    Through May 28, 2019, you can buy Hilton Honors points and get a 100% bonus on the points purchased. You will need to log in to your Hilton account on that page before the sale details are displayed. Hilton points normally cost 1 cent each. With the…
    - 8 days ago May 16, 2019, 8:31pm -
  • First Ever Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus on Cusp of Avios Devaluation
    For the first time ever, Ultimate Rewards is offering a transfer bonus to one of their loyalty program partners: British Airways Avios. Through June 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET, you will earn 30% more points for Ultimate Rewards to British Airways transf…
    - 9 days ago May 15, 2019, 10:36pm -
  • Last Day for United 60k & Marriott 100k Offers
    Right now, the Chase United Explorer Card comes with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in three months, and an additional 20,000 United miles after spending an additional $6,000 total in the first six months for a total of 60k bonus miles for…
    - 9 days ago May 15, 2019, 8:00am -
  • How I Pay Zero ATM Fees Worldwide
    A note from Sarah Page: Scott originally wrote this post about the Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking Account debit card in March of 2014. I am re-posting it now as a reminder to all of you who haven’t jumped on this train yet. Summer travel…
    - 14 days ago May 10, 2019, 1:29am -
  • Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card
    This giveway is over. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Lanita J. Williams! I have two exciting bits of news: #1: Today is my 30th birthday 🙂 #2: We are running a $100 Southwest Giveaway! This week one lucky reader will win a $100 Southwest gif…
    - 16 days ago May 8, 2019, 8:00am -
  • Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card
    Note from Sarah Page: I am updating this post in light of the fact that the CardMatch tool is offering 100,000 Membership Reward bonus points for the Amex Platinum Card. Missed that news? Check here to see if you’re targeted. No hard credit pull wi…
    - 17 days ago May 7, 2019, 2:52am -
  • Walking Across America with Points
    We’ve got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles when you’ve got feet? Those weary feet still n…
    - 22 days ago May 2, 2019, 3:59pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newUS Government Wants to Take Funds From the TSA to Build Border
    Earlier this month, President Trump asked for more funding from Congress in order to combat undocumented immigration at the nation's southwest border. $1.1 billion has been earmarked for the purpose, but if it's not approved by Congress, NBC News rep…
    - 3 hours ago May 24, 2019, 9:00am -
  • newBernie Sanders’s Feud with Delta Over Employee Wages Gets Testy
    Delta CEO Ed Bastian took the rare step of rebuking a sitting U.S. Senator after Bernie Sanders signed a letter accusing the legacy carrier of giving executives multimillion-dollar paydays while rank-and-file employees earn as little as $9 an hour an…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newViolent Passenger Attempts to Smash Window and Open Cabin Door Prior to Landing
    A passenger who became violent on a recent domestic Fuzhou Airlines flight had to be restrained by security staff and cabin crew before being handed over to police. According to an eyewitness account, the unnamed male passenger had been acting strang…
    - 15 hours ago May 23, 2019, 9:35pm -
  • newHow to Book Adaptive Reuse Hotels Around the World Using Points
    Sometimes staying at a hotel can get repetitive. What if you were able to stay in unconventional accommodations? There are train stations, cinemas and even prisons you can spend the night in, which is surely straying from the conventional hotel room.…
    - 16 hours ago May 23, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newWhy Do Airports Always Play CNN?
    Often seen on TV screens in airport lounges around the nation, CNN Airport Network is a comforting balm to on-the-go travelers. While similar to the channel viewed by travelers at home, this CNN variant is intended to offer a range of programming con…
    - 18 hours ago May 23, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newHow to Fall Asleep on A Flight in Two Minutes
    Do you have trouble sleeping, especially when traveling on a plane? The U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School has a hack for that with a 120-second trick to falling asleep no matter where you are. That’s right, deep sleep in just two minutes, even if you’r…
    - 23 hours ago May 23, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Hertz Changes Its Award Pricing Overnight
    Flyers hoping to redeem their Hertz points for a premium auto may find themselves disappointed in the new award chart. The rental car company has changed its pricing overnight, driving some awards upward of 50% from their previous pricing.
    - 1 day ago May 23, 2019, 9:00am -
  • Boeing Says They’ve Fixed the 737 MAX, But Who Will Fly It?
    According to documents obtained by Boarding Area’s Gary Leff, U.S. government and private sector officials are stepping up efforts to encourage regulatory agencies around the world for the quick recertification of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The manuf…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • TSA Employees Hate the TSA Too
    You’re not the only one who hates going through the TSA. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a summary of a report on its employees. The TSA hired a Virginia-based consultancy firm, ICF, to conduct an in-depth review and looke…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • How to Get Back on Board After a High Profile Plane Crash
    “Statistically speaking, planes are the safest form of transportation,” insist people without flight anxiety as if 1) those of us who are scared to fly are unaware of this fact, and 2) it will have any impact on quelling our fear. Being strapped…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 8:00pm -

Travel is Free

  • newTIF Podcast with Greg, The Frequent Milers
    This week Dave and I had Greg from Frequent Miler join us on the podcast, where he initially says we aren’t discussing MS… But then immediately talks about how what’s happening with Ebates is the most exciting thing since Redbird. How To Listen…
    - 20 hours ago May 23, 2019, 4:36pm -
  • Drew’s Guide To Full-Time Travel
    I’ve written a lot about our personal experiences of full-time travel, but when thinking about what my strategy would be today, I realized that, of all the “guides” I’ve written, I’ve never written one for full-time travel specifically. For…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 9:34pm -
  • Promo: 25,000 Choice Points for 3 Night Stay (in US)
    If you need a 3+ night stay this summer, consider this promotion to earn 25,000 Choice Points. 25,000 Choice points is enough for 1 night at a nice hotel, or multiple nights at a decent hotel. There are hotels in Norway that are $200+ a night or 16,0…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Asiana Airlines Miles Award Chart
    While making the List Of Airline Miles Stopover Rules, we decided to make another award chart, this time an Asiana Airlines Award Chart. It may not be as important as our AA award chart or Flying Blue award chart, since it required little research an…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 2:56am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Life in Paris, Part 2: Only One Month Left
    Posted: 5/20/2019 | May 20th, 2019 It feels like only days ago I came to Paris — and now it’s the middle of May. And, with more time behind me than ahead of me (I leave June 19), as I look back on my time here, I can’t say I’ve seen as much o…
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • The 13 Best Hostels in Tokyo
    Posted: 5/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. But there are still amazing and affordable hostels in Tokyo where you can stay and lower your costs! Like Tokyo itself, the hostels here are clean, arty, and h…
    - 6 days ago May 18, 2019, 12:30pm -
  • Is Travel Insurance Worth It?
    Posted: 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Travel insurance is probably the most boring topic to discuss when it comes to planning a trip. Dreaming up the perfect itinerary, finding cheap flights, buying gear — all of these things all much more glamorous!…
    - 6 days ago May 18, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • The Best Tour Companies in Europe in 2019
    Posted: 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Europe is one of the most popular destinations in the world. While I love solo travel as much as the next person — and think Europe is one of the best places to backpack around — the continent is also a huge de…
    - 6 days ago May 18, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Is the Eurail Pass Right for You?
    Posted: 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Every summer, backpackers from all around the world flock to Europe. Gap-year travelers, students on summer breaks, the recently retired — they’re all there to take in the continent’s sights, history, food, a…
    - 6 days ago May 18, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Rediscovering the Lost Art of Travel
    Posted: 5/16/2019 | May 16th, 2019 Seth Kugel is the former Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times and author of the new Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious, from which this is adapted. I’ve known him for years and our…
    - 8 days ago May 16, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • 25 Delicious Places to Eat in NYC (A list of My Favorites)
    New York City is one of the best foodie cities in the world! You could eat at a different restaurant every meal, never repeat yourself, and would still need a few lifetimes to try them all! With three years as a resident under my belt, I've compiled…
    - 8 days ago May 16, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Everything is F*cked: Reflections on Hope and Travel with Mark Manson
    Posted: 05/14/2019 | May 14th, 2019 You meet a lot of interesting and smart people when you run an online business and travel the world. One of the people I’ve met is best-selling author Mark Manson. We had orbited each other for many years and fin…
    - 10 days ago May 14, 2019, 2:39pm -
  • How to Get Around Central America on a Budget
    Posted: 5/13/2019 | May 13th, 2019 Surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Central America is a magical region that is perfect for backpacking. The area is full of rainforests, unexplored Mayan ruins, gorgeous beaches, incredible reefs, cheap…
    - 11 days ago May 13, 2019, 2:13pm -
  • Can You Teach English Abroad Without a TEFL?
    Posted: 5/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Whether you’re wanting to kick-start a new career or to just work a short-term job until you have enough money to travel again, teaching English abroad is an option that allows you to do all those things. I taught…
    - 16 days ago May 8, 2019, 1:00pm -

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

  • May 2019
    You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here in a time machine fr…
    - 23 days ago May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called a health food restaurant…
    - 53 days ago Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incredibly romant…
    - 84 days ago Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts will proba…
    - Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -
  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Thank You Note
    Dear Fellow Nerds: What’s more teary-eyed than a roomful of millennials watching puppy videos on Youtube? This guy. (Damn, that made no sense) Emotions are weird, right? You really can’t plan or prepare for them…they just kind of show up. Man,…
    - Jan 9, 2019, 10:15am -
  • The State Of Miles And Points
    No way to let this final week pass without sharing some thoughts on the current state of this game. The first (and most important) question – Is this hobby dead? Of course not. If there are points to be earned, there’s still a game to be played.…
    - Jan 8, 2019, 10:22am -
  • Regrets. I Have A Few.
    This chapter of “Nerdy Weirdo Says Goodbye” was supposed to be about my biggest missteps here. Those are coming. But I need to respond to something and am clueless how to do it appropriately. Friday’s post was extremely meaningful to me. Dim bu…
    - Jan 7, 2019, 10:20am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 4
    Where I Come From Everyone has a story, right? Most of you have been loyal readers for years. And, since 2011, you’ve heard from “MileNerd” here. No pictures of me as the blog logo. Today, with one of my final posts, I’d like to talk about wh…
    - Jan 4, 2019, 10:15am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newDoor Dash: $15 Off $25+ With Promo Code DDLOUNGE
    The Offer Door Dash is offering $15 off your next order of $25+ when you use promo code DDLOUNGE The Fine Print Valid until 5/31/19 Limit one per customer Our Verdict This doesn’t need to be on a pick up order like the $7 off $10 dealThe post Door…
    - 9 hours ago May 24, 2019, 3:23am -
  • new[Targeted] Citi: Use Google Pay Five Times & Get $10 Back
    The Offer Citi is offering a $10 statement credit after you make five eligible purchases with your Citi card and Google pay by 6/30 The Fine Print Valid until June 30th, 2019 Our Verdict Same deal is available for Apple Pay & Samsung Pay. Hat tip to…
    - 10 hours ago May 24, 2019, 2:20am -
  • new[YMMV] Amazon: 50% Off Amazon Echo For Ring Doorbell Owners
    The Offer No direct link to offer, sent out via e-mail with subject line ‘New Ring Alarm Features, Integrations and More’ Amazon is offering some ring owners 50% off an Amazon Echo (our affiliate link). The Fine Print Offer expires at 11:59 p.m.…
    - 10 hours ago May 24, 2019, 2:16am -
  • new[Targeted] Get 150,000 Points for Upgrading To Hilton Aspire
    Update 5/23/19: More people have been targeted. Hat tip to @Obstinate808 Update 3/15/19: More people have been targeted for this upgrade offer. Should show up when logged in. Hat tip to reader Stephen H The Offer Check your email (subject “Upgrade…
    - 11 hours ago May 24, 2019, 12:45am -
  • new[Targeted] Citi: Use Samsung Pay Five Times & Get $10 Back
    The Offer Citi is offering a $10 statement credit after you make five eligible purchases with your Citi card and Samsung pay by 6/30 The Fine Print Valid until June 30th, 2019 Our Verdict Similar to the Apple Pay deal. Hat tip to kevin xieThe post […
    - 12 hours ago May 24, 2019, 12:28am -
  • new[YMMV] American Express: 3 Months/One Year Of Amazon Prime For Free
    Update 5/23/19: Some people are actually getting one year of prime for free instead of only three months. Update 5/22/19: More people targeted Update 4/20/19: Reader Jeff reports this working again, not sure what the end date is. Update 12/14/18: Loo…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:53pm -
  • newRadisson Rewards: Earn 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night Starting Your Second Stay
    The Offer Direct link to offer Radisson Rewards is offering a bonus of 3,000 points per night starting on your second stay. Must register and stay from May 27th until August 31st, 2019 The Fine Print By registering for and participating in the promot…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:45pm -
  • newDoordash: $7 Off $10+ On Pick Up Orders With Promo Code PICKMEUPTIME
    DoorDash is offering $7 off $10+ when you use promo code The post Doordash: $7 Off $10+ On Pick Up Orders With Promo Code PICKMEUPTIME appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • new[YMMV] Lyft Ride Pass: $9.99 For $5 Off Per Ride, Up To 10 Rides
    The Offer Direct link to offer Lyft is offering a ride pass for $4.99. This gets you $5 off per ride, on up to 10 rides within 28 days The Fine Print Pass valid for 10 qualifying Lyft rides between time of purchase and 28 days after purchase Unused r…
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:14pm -
  • new[Dead] Swagbucks: Buy Swagbucks With 5% Discount (e.g Buy $20 Worth For $19)
    Deal has now expired, never miss another deal again by signing up for notifications. The Offer Direct link to offer Swagbucks is selling Swagbucks with a 5% discount. This means that you can buy 1,000 Swagbucks for $9. Swagbucks are worth a minimum o…
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 9:56pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newAirBnB Referral Promotion: Earn Up To $55 In Travel Credits When You Sign Up
    Are you an AirBnB member and looking for ways to score free stays? Well, you’re in luck because with this AirBnB promotion, you can earn up to $55 in travel credits when you sign up! If you’re not a member, you can sign up with HMB and earn $55…
    - 10 hours ago May 24, 2019, 2:00am -
  • newBBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking Account: Save Up To $144/Year with Free Checking
    If you’re on the hunt for a new checking account and you’ve landed here, hopefully you’re debating on opening one with BBVA Compass. With the BBVA Compass ClearChoice Free Checking account, you could save up to $144 a year with this free checki…
    - 12 hours ago May 24, 2019, 12:00am -
  • newHarborOne Bank Checking Savings Promotions: $200 Bonus (MA, NH, RI)
    HarborOne Bank is offering a $200 bonus when you open a Checking and Savings Account by June 30, 2019 and meet all the requirements. To get started, you must open an iChecking Account with a minimum opening deposit of $10. In order to earn a $100 bon…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newBest Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions Calendar – *May 23rd, 2019*
    Scrolling though all our hot deals only to find most of them targeted or YMMV? Worrying about missing out on a deal or an expiration date coming up? Then check out our Hot Deals, Bank Bonuses, & Free Money Promotions Calendar that are available to e…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:56pm -
  • newReasons Why You Should Have a Savings Account
    As Warren Buffet always says “Do not save what you have after spending. Instead, spend what you have after saving,” and that is a great philosophy to live by if you’re trying to save more money. One of the best ways to start getting into the ha…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:46pm -
  • newAmazon Gift Card Promotion: Get $15 Credit w/ $50 Purchase
    Save money and earn bonuses by buying Amazon gift cards. Amazon is currently offering a $15 Credit w/ $50 Purchase! This is a great way to get an instant $15 savings! Gift card deals like these tend to not last for very long. If you want to take adva…
    - 13 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:45pm -
  • newCiti Apple Pay Promotion: Get $10 or $20 Credit w/ 3 Purchases
    It’s time to save some money thanks to Citi and Apple Pay! These two companies have teamed up to offer select users with a sweet promotion. Go ahead and check your emails for a targeted offer to earn a one-time $10 or $20 Credit with your Citi Tha…
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:40pm -
  • newKrispy Kreme Dozen Discounted Doughnuts: Two Dozen Glazed Doughnuts for $13 (May 24th)
    Attention all doughnut lover out there! For today only, Krispy Kreme is offering their customers a chance to get Two Dozen Glazed Doughnuts for $13! All you have to do just show the barcode from your Krispy Kreme app when you pay! This is the perfect…
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:37pm -
  • newKohl’s Sitewide Coupon Promotion: $10 Off $25 Purchase + More!
    Known for their great deals and their stack-able coupons and low prices, Kohl’s is the place to be for savings. Kohl’s is currently offering a coupon where you can get $10 Off $25 Purchase through May 27, 2019! To get this deal, simply apply the…
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • newFandangoNow Promotion: Get Free Code w/ Trolli or SweeTarts Purchase
    Watch the latest movies and stream TV shows online on FandangoNOW today! Now until July 31, 2019, FandangoNOW Promotion is offering a Free Code w/ Trolli or SweeTarts Purchase at select retail stores. Snuggle up with your special someone or gather w…
    - 14 hours ago May 23, 2019, 10:23pm -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: Air New Zealand Premium Economy, Los Angeles to London
    I kicked off my trip in search of the Lufthansa rubber duck with something different.  Rather than a premium cabin redemption, I found a discount fare in Premium Economy.  Air New Zealand Premium Economy on their Fifth Freedom Los Angeles to London…
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Review: EVA Air Lounge Taipei
    At their main hub in Taipei, EVA Air operates a few different lounges for their premium cabin passengers, elite frequent fliers and co-branded credit card holders. The lounges are all located in the international departure area of terminal 2 so you c…
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • American Airlines Eliminates Oversize Bag Fees for Sports and Music Equipment
    Great news for travelers of all ages as American Airlines is eliminating the majority of oversize baggage fees for sports and music equipment. This change can save school bands on tour thousands of dollars and the sports enthusiast at least $150! Eff…
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 2:53pm -
  • Get up to 25,000 American Airlines Miles with Sprint Offer, Plus a $50K Sweepstakes
    It is very common for airlines to have a number of partners. Merchants offer bonus miles for spending money and buying services. Now, Sprint and American Airlines AAdvantage have teamed up to offer customers up to 25,000 miles! Sprint + American AAdv…
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • No More UK Landing Cards on Arrival, ePassport Gates Open to US and Other Citizens
    As of May 20, passengers arriving UK airports no long have to fill out UK landing cards. In addition, passport holders from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will now be able to join the same queue as…
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Daily Getaways 2019 Week 3: Best Western Points and 35% Orbitz Discount
    Today begins week 3 of the annual Daily Getaways promotions run by the U.S. Travel Associations, and overall it is the least interesting except for the big Orbitz deal on Friday. Revisit my original post on week 1 to learn more about Daily Getaways a…
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Review: Air Canada Signature Lounge, Toronto
    This post is a guest contribution from Paul, a frequent reader of Travel Codex. It’s always great to hear how other travelers have used loyalty programs and travel hacking to enhance their own vacations. A friend alerted me to a $1,450 round-trip f…
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Delivers First Copper River Salmon of 2019
    Alaska Airline’s Salmon Thirty Salmon delivered approximately 18,000 pounds of Copper River salmon just after 6:30 this morning at Sea-Tac airport with the red carpet rolled out. Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, and local chefs were on hand…
    - 7 days ago May 17, 2019, 5:53pm -
  • Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Taipei Airport
    The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Taipei Airport (TPE) is located in the international departure area of terminal 2. After you clear security and passport control, make a right towards the B/C gates. Head towards the duty-free shopping area…
    - 8 days ago May 16, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Earn Hilton Honors Points with Every Lyft Ride
    Lyft and Hilton Honors are teaming up to allow Lyft riders the opportunity to earn hotel points on every Lyft ride. Lyft has a number of award partners and continues to grow their portfolio with this addition. Under the new partnership, Hilton Honors…
    - 9 days ago May 15, 2019, 6:47pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newNice Alaska, AA, & United payouts: 10x Dell, 20x eBags, 15x Shoes.com
    The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping portal has some nice payouts going for Memorial Day weekend, including 10x at Dell Consumer (stack with your $100 bi-annual credit on the Business Platinum card), 20x at eBags.com, 15x at Shoes.com a…
    - 11 mins ago May 24, 2019, 12:02pm -
  • newHot: Blade Promo Brings NYC Airport Helicopter Rides Down To $120…
    File under: gimme now… Blade, the app based helicopter ride sharing service (what a crazy world we live in) has been creating conundrums all over the world since the launch of its new airport rides. In essence, anyone can book a ride between NYC an…
    - 27 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:46am -
  • newNew Timeline For 737 MAX Returning To Service
    Last week I wrote about how Boeing completed the software update that they've been working on for the 737 MAX. This came about two months after the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded globally, in mid-March.Not only did Boeing complete the development of…
    - 30 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:43am -
  • newAir Italy Gold Top-Tier Status: 500 Euro
    Bei Air Italy kann man sich im MyAirItalyClub den Status kaufen ...
    - 31 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:42am -
  • newChase Card Application Rules
    Chase has some of the best cards in the points and miles world. Therefore, they have implemented application rules. Learn more about them here.The post Chase Card Application Rules appeared first on TravelUpdate.
    - 49 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:24am -
  • newWatch Manhattan Grow Over a Period of 400 Years — Plus a Bonus Treat
    Manhattan has changed substantially over the past 400 years by not only the people who have lived there, but also by the many people who commute to the island to work on a daily basis. Although the city of New York is now a super metropolis with grea…
    - 56 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:17am -
  • newNigeria’s Air Peace Launching Long Haul Flights (Including To Houston?!?)
    As you guys know, I love following start-up airlines and other airlines with lofty goals. Heck, I think I've written more stories about Air Belgium than they've operated flights out of Brussels Charleroi.Africa is a continent that no doubt has a ton…
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newReview: Air New Zealand Premium Economy, Los Angeles to London
    I kicked off my trip in search of the Lufthansa rubber duck with something different.  Rather than a premium cabin redemption, I found a discount fare in Premium Economy.  Air New Zealand Premium Economy on their Fifth Freedom Los Angeles to London…
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:00am -
  • newSingapore Airlines IAP Rates (Platinum Card) Made Online Not Earning 5X MR Points – Rectified!
    I recently booked the IAP Rate for Singapore Airlines in Business Class online and did not get 5X MR Points awarded - these have now been adjusted retrospectively but is this just a one-off gesture?
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:00am -
  • newAmex Platinum Complete Guide
    Amex Platinum cards come loaded with high end perks: up to $500 per year in various credit reimbursements, access to multiple types of airport lounges, hotel and car elite status, and much more.  All of this goodness comes at a steep price: More tha…
    - 2 hours ago May 24, 2019, 10:39am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newClear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - 10 hours ago May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -
  • Earn Hilton Honors Points With Lyft
    I’ve had an email from Hilton and Lyft sitting in my inbox for a few days, but it’s been a busy weekend, so I finally got around to opening it today. It turned out to be a promotional link between the two, so I’m glad that I did. As you probabl…
    - 5 days ago May 19, 2019, 7:08pm -
  • Delta SkyMiles Summer Flash Sale
    Do you like it hot? If you don’t, then skip to the next post. But if the summer heat of the southeast appeals to you, then I’ve got a cheap way to get you there. Delta just announced a SkyMiles summer flash sale to destinations in the southeast…
    - 10 days ago May 14, 2019, 11:28pm -
  • Choice Hotels Promotion: $50 Gift Card For Two Stays
    Choice Hotels? Trust me, you know them. The owner of brands such as Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn or Econolodge, Choice is one of the leaders in the budget and midscale segments. This month, the chain has brought back one of its most popular promotions. …
    - 10 days ago May 14, 2019, 12:16am -
  • 250 Free United Airlines Miles From MyPoints
    I’ve talked about MyPoints before but, after having gotten a reminder that they are offering 250 miles to sign up, I thought that it is worth mentioning again. Free United MileagePlus Miles from MyPoints MyPoints is a site that gives you rewards fo…
    - 14 days ago May 10, 2019, 2:15pm -
  • Delta Offers “Reclaim My Status” If Your Elite Level Tumbles
    As we all know, life happens occasionally. And if your event results in diminished travel, it could have an impact on your elite status (not to mention numerous other consequences, which are best explored at a different blog). Until today, no network…
    - 16 days ago May 8, 2019, 6:20pm -
  • IHG Relaunches its Accelerate Promotion
    I love the term “loyalty program.” Kind of makes you seem like the merchant is giving you something for having done lots of business with them. It isn’t. But really, would you participate if they called it a “promotion to influence future tra…
    - 17 days ago May 7, 2019, 7:26pm -
  • Hilton Summer Promotion: One Step Up, One Back
    Hilton has announced its summer promotion, called Get More. It’s similar to Hilton’s normal double points offers, but throws in a couple of twists. One is good, the other, not so much. The promotion runs from May 6 – September 8. Only base poin…
    - 19 days ago May 5, 2019, 7:04pm -
  • Southwest Credit Cards Put Companion Pass Back Into Play
    Two credit cards. $168. A year of free flights. How tough can it be? Southwest Airlines has increased its credit card sign-up bonuses,* and they’re back up to a level where you’ll want to look at them. The Southwest Companion Pass Southwest Airli…
    - 20 days ago May 4, 2019, 2:19pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newWhich Airlines Allow Evening Bag Check?
    No one is a fan of the mad dash to get checked in for an early morning flight. Luckily, some airlines are offering evening bag check in!The post Which Airlines Allow Evening Bag Check? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 19 hours ago May 23, 2019, 4:44pm -
  • Credit Cards Earn More Miles than Flying
    The best way to earn miles and points is no longer traveling. Today, we know that credit cards earn more miles at the same if not faster rate than flying!The post Credit Cards Earn More Miles than Flying appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 11:09pm -
  • Tips for your First Sumo Wrestling Match
    Experiencing a sumo wrestling match is a must when visiting Japan. Here are some tips and tricks to assure you have the best time possible! The post Tips for your First Sumo Wrestling Match appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 5:03pm -
  • Marriott Bonvoy Offering Dining Deals in Asia
    If you're staying at a Marriott Bonvoy property in Asia, here's how to save up to 20% and earn up to 10 bonus points per dollar on food and beverage purchases.The post Marriott Bonvoy Offering Dining Deals in Asia appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 3:57pm -
  • Carry-on Suitcases for the Traveler on a Budget
    Every business traveler needs a great suitcase, but not everybody wants to spend zillions of dollars. Here are 3 quality budget friendly carry-on suitcases.The post Carry-on Suitcases for the Traveler on a Budget appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 3:34pm -
  • What to Know Before You Book a Travel Tour
    Are you considering taking a travel tour on your next big trip? Well lets dive into the nitty gritty and talk about what to consider first! The post What to Know Before You Book a Travel Tour appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 3 days ago May 21, 2019, 4:27pm -
  • 9 Common Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
    We've all had mishaps while traveling. Learn to avoid these nine common travel mistakes from a traveler who knows the ropes! The post 9 Common Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 5:46pm -
  • Your Extended Stay America Adventure Awaits
    Extended Stay America is a great option for the thrifty traveler searching for an afforable hotel stay. With locations across the US, they've got you covered! The post Your Extended Stay America Adventure Awaits appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 4 days ago May 20, 2019, 4:34pm -
  • Juicy Miles is Changing How We Find Flight Rewards
    Juicy Miles is the Kayake-like airline rewards search program changing the way savvy travelers use their transferable points.The post Juicy Miles is Changing How We Find Flight Rewards appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 7 days ago May 17, 2019, 4:58pm -
  • Tips on Scoring a Good Seat on Southwest Airlines
    Southwest Airlines unique open seating system can seem intimidating. Read on to learn how to secure the best seat possible.The post Tips on Scoring a Good Seat on Southwest Airlines appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 8 days ago May 16, 2019, 5:37pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newReward Credit Card
    Need a little advice here on a couple of reward credit cards. I’m currently considering the SW Priority Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card to help gather reward points towards free or discounted flights for my wife and I. We don’t fly much...
    - 18 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:55am -
  • newA genuine question for rude BA passengers
    Having witnessed yet another rude passenger on the Rio to Heathrow flight, I wonder whether crews or fellow passengers can start asking these individuals whether they are on medication. It's uncomfortable to watch unreasonable adult behaviours which.…
    - 22 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:51am -
  • newAnyone with experience of getting re-entry stamps moved to new passport
    Hi there, I'm currently living in Japan with permanent residence. Next Autumn for Mr Ploddy JR's education I will be for a period moving back to the UK. I want her to be educated in a UK school not a Japanese one. I know the droll that to...
    - 26 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:47am -
  • newNZ ticket but SQ aircraft - can you Book the Cook?
    Has anyone experience with book the cook when flying on an NZ ticket? —- How did you do it? I will be returning home from an upcoming trip travelling NZ3297 SIN to CHC in J (code share SQ297) and would be keen to book my meal, but online the...
    - 39 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:34am -
  • newBonvoy Amex and Design hotels
    Do Design hotel properties qualify for the 5x (Canada) or 6x (US) points per $1 spent? I have the Canadian Bonvoy Amex and I only got 2x for my stay at a Design hotel. It's a Marriott Bonvoy property in that I booked on Marriott.com, and also...
    - 44 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:29am -
  • newTomato Crackers?
    Flying CDG-NCE on Air France this week, we had some delicious tomato crackers. Unfortunately we forgot to take a picture of the bag, and can't seem to find them online. It was a choice between the crackers and a slice of lemon poppy cake. Any ideas?
    - 58 mins ago May 24, 2019, 11:15am -
  • newAF7714- Booked Z class but only Economy Available
    I booked JFK-CDG-NCE in business, and the connection is only available in Economy according to Air France (although DL has it in business). If the aircraft is all Y, are there any amenities offered? It's a short flight but I'm just wondering if DL...
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:11am -
  • newOW routing(s) to Havanna
    Hey everyone, first of all: sorry if this has been asked before and i didnt see the thread. also: Enjoy your weekend. To the question: are there any other routings to HAV exept the MAD-HAV routing? I know that you cant fly via the U.S....
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 10:54am -
  • newZRH: clear security with next-day boarding pass the previous evening?
    Hopefully a dumb, easy question to answer: will the automatic gates leading to the security checkpoint at ZRH airport let me through to airside the evening before my scheduled flight, or do I have to wait until the morning? I checked the airport...
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  • newChecked Baggage on Connecting Flight Question
    If I have a connection through AUH with a 23 hours and 35 connection time, will I be able to check my bags through to my destination or will I have to collect them and check them in again the next day?
    - 2 hours ago May 24, 2019, 10:22am -

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  • newFrustration Friday Thread - Week of May 24, 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…
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  • newDiscussion Thread - May 24, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 hour ago May 24, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - May 24, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
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  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of May 23, 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 May 23, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - May 23, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago May 23, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - May 23, 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 May 23, 2019, 10:04am -
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  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of May 22, 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 May 22, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - May 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…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - May 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…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 10:05am -

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  • newWhat’s Better: A Shorter Flight With Turbulence, or a Longer Flight With No Turbulence?
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    Here’s an interesting product from Lewis N. Clark. The SafeBox was designed to help keep valuables such as your ID, passport, cash, credit card, and electronics from being stolen on...The post This Portable Safe Helps Keep Your Valuables Safe When…
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  • Video: The Justin Bieber Video That Is Changing an Iceland Landscape
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  • LAX Has a New Twitter Handle That Every L.A. Traveler Needs to Follow
    Last week one of my Twitter followers tagged me in a tweet showing current LAX stats offered by the @flyLAXstats handle. The account wasn’t verified and didn’t have many followers...The post LAX Has a New Twitter Handle That Every L.A. Traveler…
    - 2 days ago May 22, 2019, 9:17pm -
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  • Travel Book of the Week: “Under the Influence: How to Fake Your Way into Getting Rich on Instagram” by Trey Ratcliff
    I love social media, but there’s been a dirty little secret for years that “influencers” can buy not only followers but comments to make it look like they’re popular. In...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Under the Influence: How to Fake…
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