Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe to Feed

The Points Guy

  • newCiti ThankYou Rewards 100% Transfer Bonus to Hilton HHonors
    For a limited time, Citi ThankYou Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on points transferred to hotel partner Hilton HHonors. Normally ThankYou Points transfer to Hilton at 1:1, but through January 8, 2015, you’ll get 2,000 HHonors points for every 1,0…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 9:45pm -
  • new8 Hot Shopping Destinations in the World’s Most Fashionable Cities
    Heading to a fashion capital and don’t know where to start when it comes to shopping? Nice-based TPG contributor Lane Nieset spotlights some of the best places to shop in the world’s most fashionable cities, from classic streets to new neighborh…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:11pm -
  • newIHG Releases PointBreaks List for November 24-February 28
    IHG just released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels for November 24- February 28, 2015. PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels (Intercontinental, EVEN Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc.) that require just …
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • newThanksgiving Dining Out Guide
    Do you fantasize about a Thanksgiving feast without the cooking and cleaning? How about dining in a beautiful restaurant with a chef and waitstaff who’ve planned out every last detail? TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has searched far and wide to com…
    - 14 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • newOverview of United Airlines Award Routing Rules
    With major changes to Delta and United’s frequent flyer programs in the past year and more to come from the American Airlines/US Airways merger, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to look at the current state of airline award routing rul…
    - 15 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • newHow and When to File a DOT Complaint
    Getting a plane full of people and stuff from one place to another is no easy task, and mistakes are inevitable. The important consideration for travelers is how airlines respond, and what to do when that response is inadequate. Today, TPG Contr…
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 1:08pm -
  • Delta to Launch London – Philadelphia Route in 2015
    In an expansion of the code-sharing partnership started almost one year ago, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic will introduce non-stop service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Philadelphia (PHL). Starting on April 8, 2015, this daily service will b…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • 12 Ways To Survive Thanksgiving Travel
    It’s that time of year again — the holiday travel season is about to begin. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday afterwards are known to be some of the most hectic travel days of the year. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offe…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:57pm -
  • Deal Alert: $19 Frontier Airlines Fares
    Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with flights starting at $19 from Atlanta, GA; Bloomington/Normal, IL; Chicago-O-Hare; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland; Denver; Harrisburg, PA; Madison, WI; Omaha, Phoenix, Trenton/Princeton; Washington-Dul…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:13pm -
  • Overview of Delta Air Lines Award Routing Rules
    With major changes to Delta and United’s frequent flyer programs in the past year and more to come from the American Airlines/US Airways merger, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to look at the current state of airline award routing rules…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newAward Booking Tales: A LANPASS Award Booking
    Regardless of how many awards you have booked or how long you have been booking awards professionally, there are so many airlines out there that inevitably, you will have the opportunity to book awards with rewards programs you had not previously boo…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • newNow Is the Perfect Time to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass
    In case you didn’t know, all four versions of the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card are currently offering a 50,000 point signup bonus. What that means is, it’s now the perfect time to earn the Southwest Companion Pass for the entirety of 2015…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • newUnited Announces New, Expanded Seasonal Service to Europe, Summer 2015
    United Airlines has announced new seasonal daily flights to two European cities, plus expanded service to a third European city for summer 2015. ORD-DUB From June 4, 2015 until August 17, 2015, United will be offering daily service between Chicago (O…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • newTwo No-Fee Credit Cards to Help Your Credit Report
    No-fee credit cards are an important part of your long-term credit strategy, as they’ll be the cards that you hold on to for your entire life. Whether you’re carrying the cards in your wallet or they regularly sit in a drawer at home, you want t…
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Grow Your AAdvantage Mileage Balance
    The Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard has a straightforward offer: spend $1,000 a month for three months (Edit: $3,000 total within the first three months) and you’ll pick up a bonus 50,000 American Airlines miles. That’s enough miles f…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Hunting the White Whale: A Mistake Fare
    Occasionally, airlines or online booking sites experience snafus when loading airfares. These errors may result in inaccurate pricing for a particular fare. Taxes or fees may be dropped, a zero or two is left off the final price, or some other unexpl…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Limited Time Offer: Children Travel “Free” LA to Tahiti
    If you are considering a trip to Tahiti with your family and have children under the age of 15, then the time to do so is now! Air Tahiti Nui is running a limited-time promotion in which children 15 or under only pay taxes and fees (estimated to be a…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • What’s Next for the Frugal Travel Guy?
    I just got my latest credit score and found it to be an amazing 777. But now I’m faced with the dilemma: What to do with the high score? At present I have a total of 26 open credit cards. With Amex indicating that you can only qualify for a sign u…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Reader Success Story: Quebec Via Buenos Aires (and a Volcano)
    Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Credit Cards with Mileage Discounts on Award Bookings
    Recurring benefits are an important factor to consider when deciding whether a credit card is worth the annual fee. These benefits often come in the form of elite status, airport lounge access, annual free nights or an annual point bonus. A few cards…
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newHave You Won $200 And National Emerald Elite Status?
    Last week National Car Rental sponsored a giveaway for readers of One Mile At A Time as part of their One Two FreeFIVE winners were randomly selected, and will each receive a year of Emerald Club Executive status, along with a $200 American Express…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:03am -
  • newLack Of American Saver Award Availability Is A Glitch
    A couple of days ago I wrote about how American seemingly stopped releasing all saver level award space for travel starting in December. While there's no denying there has been a trend the past several years whereby American is releasing less and les…
    - 8 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:16pm -
  • newWhat To Do On A Longhaul Flight?
    Reader Jeff emailed me yesterday to say that he's taking his first longhaul flight in first class soon (flying Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong to New York, for what it's worth), and wanted to know what my "routine" is for longhaul flights -- when do I…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:33pm -
  • newHow To Book Awards From Multiple Accounts
    Ideally we’d all have enough miles to get everywhere we wanted to go, but that isn’t always the case, particularly for couples and families. So I thought it might be helpful to go through some examples of how to book awards from multiple account…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:33pm -
  • newShould You Credit American Flights To Alaska?

    - 14 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:03pm -
  • newIs Hyatt’s App Showing Award Reimbursement Rates?
    I've written in the past about the fascinating but complex world of hotel award reimbursement rates. For the most part hotels are owned by investment companies, and have management contracts with the major hotel chains. Basically the global hotel cha…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 2:03pm -
  • newHow To Be A Douche: Arrest Uber Drivers
    As much as I'm a fan of Uber, there's no denying that at times the methods they use to enter new markets are questionable at best. To some degree I don't really think they can be blamed. The taxi mafias are corrupt as could be, and clearly there are…
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 12:33pm -
  • Censored: The Picture Dad Doesn’t Want You To See
    I don't think there's any denying that my dad has been a good sport on this trip, especially when it comes to pictures. I've shown him all the pictures I posted of him, and he (sometimes reluctantly) approved of them. ;)However, for the first time y…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 1:33am -
  • Up To 35% Off Starwood Hotels
    Starwood's "Cyber Monday" sale is back, but with an expanded booking window, so you have a full two weeks to book at these rates. Availability is limited though, so if your plans are firm I'd certainly recommend booking sooner rather than later.For…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 11:46pm -
  • British Airways Ate My Award Seats!
    As part of what I like to call my "award chronicles" over at PointsPros, I had a small mishap with a booking last week. I figure if for no other reason than entertainment, there's a good takeaway here that can protect you from the same fate.A family…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 8:33pm -

View From the Wing

  • newAmazing Time Lapse Video of an Airbus A380 Heavy Maintenance Check
    Every couple of years an aircraft undergoes a “C check” which entails a majority of the plane’s components to be inspected. Emirates posted a time-lapse video of one of their Airbus A380s undergoing such a check. It’s amazing to watch. (HT: J…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:45am -
  • newAmerican Airlines Award Space Coming Back Online!
    Over the weekend international award space on American Airlines flights for next year dried up almost completely. Lack of award availability on American isn’t a new issue. Premium cabin transatlantic awards more or less went away two years ago. It…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • newThe Airport Lounge Is 75 Years Old
    Airline lounges are 75 years old. The first one was an American Airlines lounge in New York. American has a great online history of its lounges. The original club opened in 1939. New York’s Mayor LaGuardia was criticized for having too big an offic…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • newFree Miles and the Cheapest Awards, Anywhere – Plus a New Points-Earning App
    News and notes from around the interweb: 1000 free miles from the program with the cheapest award tickets in the world. JAL’s new 767-300ER debuts December 8 The new list of IHG Rewards Club discounted PointBreaks hotels for just 5000 points per ni…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • newHere’s How Rewards Credit Card Deals Between Banks and Loyalty Programs Work Behind the Scenes
    Reader George asked about the economics of rewards credit cards. I was just mulling over the economics of credit card bonusing last night- are all of the costs absorbed by the credit card companies? 2x travel and dining are broad credits that capture…
    - 15 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • newShould I Book an Award Ticket, or Buy a Ticket and Upgrade With Miles?
    Reader Megan asked, What’s the best way to travel first class to Asia? Buy a ticket and upgrade, or go with miles? Great question, because it gets at understanding several key issues about international airline travel, and about miles and points. F…
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 1:05pm -
  • What You Can – and Can’t – Take from a Hotel Room. And a Naked Man Falls Through the Ceiling at Boston Airport…
    News and notes from around the interweb: Woman dies after airport scanner interferes with her pacemaker Naked man falls through ceiling of Bostom airport’s terminal C and attacks 84 year old man AirAsia launching $148 all you can fly air pass Choic…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 2:00am -
  • What Points Should You Earn, and How Many Points Are Too Many?
    Reader Rob P asked for, [a] post on your “earn and burn” philosophy would be helpful. How do I know if I’m hoarding too many UR points and not spending them enough? I explained ten years ago why points programs devalue. They’re private curren…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Here’s My Elite Status Program and Plan
    Reader Denis asks about my elite status, and since I write about what I think people ought to do what I actually do is fair game. How are you planning status (airlines) for year end? Do you need to MR? Lifetime status? I’ve re-qualified for America…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 8:30pm -
  • Why Don’t Airlines Make Empty Seats Available as Award Space?
    Reader Jered asked, Why don’t airlines open all remaining international premium cabin seats for awards for day-of travel? Surely getting something for them is better than having them go empty? Here’s Jered’s question — if a seat is going to g…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:45pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHow to feed the hungry and fly for free
    Click here to view in browser: How to feed the hungry and fly for free Southwest Airlines has, in my opinion, the single best deal in the travel industry: earn 110,000 points in one calendar year and they’ll give you a Companion Pass good for the r…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:15am -
  • Gifting your way to a Southwest companion pass. Experiments in progress
    Click here to view in browser: Gifting your way to a Southwest companion pass. Experiments in progress Two weeks ago, I posted a way to earn 50 Southwest points per dollar by buying flowers and other goodies from 1-800-Flowers.  In that post, I said…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:25am -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: The magic of Google Flights
    Click here to view in browser: Bet You Didn’t Know: The magic of Google Flights By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Google’s Flight Search, often referred to simply as Google Flights, has quickly become my preferred search tool for…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:25am -
  • REDbird questions answered
    Click here to view in browser: REDbird questions answered I did it. I finally got around to writing the complete guide to REDbird.  More specifically, it’s called “The complete guide to REDbird: The Target Prepaid REDcard.”  What is REDbird a…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:28am -
  • Citi Prestige experiment failed, yet I’m way ahead. Here’s how…
    Click here to view in browser: Citi Prestige experiment failed, yet I’m way ahead. Here’s how… In September, I started an experiment with the Citi Prestige card.  I knew that its benefits were changing drastically as of October 19th and so I w…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:25am -
  • Awesome Amex Sync Offers! Free money, mini shopping spree, and rebates up to 50%
    Click here to view in browser: Awesome Amex Sync Offers! Free money, mini shopping spree, and rebates up to 50% Amex is on a an incredible roll lately.  Through various promotions, they’re handing out cash to cardholders like its going out of styl…
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:25am -
  • 30,000 miles to nowhere. Let’s do it!
    Click here to view in browser: 30,000 miles to nowhere. Let’s do it! In my post “The last great mileage run” I described a one time opportunity to get top tier AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US A…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:25am -
  • Bluebird is now eligible for Amex Sync offers!
    Click here to view in browser: Bluebird is now eligible for Amex Sync offers! For quite a while, Serve has had an edge over Bluebird not just for online credit card loads, but also for its ability to participate in Amex Sync Offers.  Now, Doctor of…
    - 10 days ago 16 Nov 14, 1:20pm -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: Tricks to using Virgin Atlantic miles to fly Delta
    Click here to view in browser: Bet You Didn’t Know: Tricks to using Virgin Atlantic miles to fly Delta By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   It’s fascinating to me that so many airlines have decided it’s fair to promote a “free” t…
    - 12 days ago 14 Nov 14, 11:05am -
  • 50X Southwest points per dollar!
    Click here to view in browser: 50X Southwest points per dollar! Through the end of this year, 1-800-Flowers is offering 1500 Southwest Rapid Rewards points for each purchase of $29.99 or more.  You must use code RR57 at checkout to qualify. If you u…
    - 12 days ago 13 Nov 14, 10:00pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newBuy Uber credit in "redeemable" chunks
    Back in October, Uber and American Express were offering a $10 credit when you spent $10 or more on Uber using a linked American Express card. That was great if you were planning to take one (or many more) eligible Uber rides by December 31, but it…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Breaking: Discover It has removed cash back redemption thresholds
    [update 11/25/14: Twitter follower @jlazarev pointed out this morning that he was unable to redeem the $15.22 in his Discover cash back balance. It seems I overstated the change that Discover had made: they didn't remove the redemption threshold, wh…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 4:22am -
  • Status match to Alaska MVP Gold 75K? Don't forget to nominate an MVP!
    Last month I reminded my readers who are abandoning Delta and United next year to request a status match to the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, which will continue to award redeemable miles based on distance flown — including on the same Delta fl…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Pro tip: finding information on this site
    My goal when starting this blog was to write the kind of blog I would want to read, and part of that project has been the fact that I almost never repeat the same information twice. If I were an affiliate blogger I might find excuses to repeat the s…
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Using US Bank Flexpoints for hotel stays
    Flexpoints, US Bank's proprietary rewards currency, are famously most valuable when redeemed for airfare: they're worth between 1.33 and 2 cents each, which makes the US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards card an (almost) unlimited 2.66% to 6% rewards…
    - 7 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:28pm -
  • Quick hit: free money from American Express and Marriott Hotels
    I don't write about (or take advantage of) deals like this very often anymore, but this one is easy enough to be worth a quick mention.If you registered in time for the current American Express "Offer For You" at Marriott Hotels, you can get a $50 st…
    - 9 days ago 16 Nov 14, 7:35pm -
  • How my thinking has "evolved" on the costs of manufactured spend
    One principle I've always tried to adhere to on this site is transparency with my readers. That's why I periodically share my income from book sales, referrals to services like Uber, PayPal subscriptions, and so on, and why the comment sections are a…
    - 10 days ago 15 Nov 14, 10:16pm -
  • Why everyone's talking about the Diners Club Card Elite
    Back in September I was the first blogger to observe that the new Diners Club Card Elite, which earns 3 Club Rewards points per dollar spent at "grocery stores, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies and automobile fuel service stations when you pay a…
    - 14 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • Do this now: more Fall promotions
    Starwood Preferred GuestOnce you've registered for Starwood's fall promotion (double points between September 15 and December 15, 2014, and triple points for stays including a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night), sign into your Starwood Preferred Gues…
    - 14 days ago 11 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • Reflections on #WestCoastDO
    If you follow me on Twitter you know I spent this past weekend in Phoenix at the second gathering organized in large part by Matt at Saverocity, who was also the motive force behind March's friendly Mile Madness competition.Before I get to my own tho…
    - 15 days ago 11 Nov 14, 5:04am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • New IHG PointBreaks List Now Bookable – Hotels for 5,000 ($35) Points Per Night
    IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks list is now live and the hotels on the list are available for booking from November 24th through February 28, 2015. Although IHG has yet to update the current PointBreaks page with the new list of hotels you can sear…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:33pm -
  • New IHG PointBreaks List Coming Monday – December, January, and February 2015
    As you know, I think IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks promotion that offers select hotels around the world for a discounted 5,000 points per night, can be an amazing promo. Of course the promotion won’t fit everyone’s needs every time, but when a…
    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 10:09pm -
  • Quick Chase Credit Card Bonus Offer Updates

    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:51pm -
  • Don’t Forget to Earn $10 Per Amex Card During Small Business Saturday
    American Express Small Business Saturday is returning this year on November 29, 2014. This is one of my favorite perks of having multiple American Express credit cards and it’s super easy to earn maximize the promotion—just go support your local…
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:40pm -
  • La Cumbrecita, Argentina: How to Get There, Where to Stay & What to Do
    La Cumbrecita, Argentina has been on my travel bucket list for quite some time now. During my last trip to Argentina the small mountain town eluded my travels, but after hearing word of the town’s quaint charm (cars are not allowed in the town) and…
    - 8 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:54pm -
  • Guide to Mastering Bus Travel in Argentina
    If you’re considering to or have traveled to Argentina you’ve probably noticed that getting around the country is very expensive by flying. Argentina is a massive country. It’s the third largest country in the Southern hemisphere and stretches…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 3:29am -
  • Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Miles: Part 8 – Best Tips and How to Search for Award Seats
    Although not a heavy hitter as far as the airline credit card scene goes, but Alaska Airlines miles are among the best miles to accumulate for domestic and international travel. Alaska is not part of either of the major alliances, but it has 14 partn…
    - 11 days ago 14 Nov 14, 9:54pm -
  • Silvercar Offering 50% Rental Car Bookings Next Week
    Last week Silvercar announced a great promo to earn up to $200 per referral when you refer friends to use Silvercar. You’ll earn $100 for each person that signs up and rents a car for two days, plus a $500 bonus when you refer 5 friends. Well now S…
    - 13 days ago 13 Nov 14, 4:03am -
  • Highlights Of Each Hotel Loyalty Program
    Among hotel loyalty programs there is something that draws customers back to the hotel. For avid mile and points chasers the tactics may be ways to stretch their hotel points, earn easy status, or get ultra luxury benefits during stays. Given that ho…
    - 15 days ago 11 Nov 14, 2:36pm -
  • Which Barclays Credit Card Sign-up Bonus Should You Apply For?
    Barclays currently has several great credit card sign-up offers on the table—most of the offers are at an all-time high. Given that Barclays has several valuable sign-up offers it really comes down to how you can use the miles and points. Each card…
    - 17 days ago 9 Nov 14, 2:46pm -

MileValue

  • newThere is Still Award Space for Thanksgiving Trips Home
    If you’ve somehow made it until two days before Thanksgiving without booking a flight and would like to book one, there is award space available. I did searches on transcontinental routes with two airlines and found good award space, even … Conti…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:47pm -
  • new50 New Award Wallet Upgrade Codes
    Enjoy one of these 50 free upgrade codes to six months of Award Wallet Plus. Award Wallet is the free way I track my 35 miles and points balances and store my login information for those programs. Read more about Award Wallet. … Continue reading…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • Why Delta Going One Way on Awards is a Huge Deal
    Right now, you pay the same price for a roundtrip award and a one way award booked with Delta miles. Obviously, under current rules, booking a one way award is foolish. Starting January 1, 2015, we will be able to … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:34am -
  • How to Earn and Spend 146,000 American Airlines Miles
    American Airlines and US Airways are currently offering huge sign up bonuses on their co-branded credit cards. While the miles will temporarily go to separate accounts, everyone’s American Airlines and US Airways miles will be combined in early 201…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:58am -
  • The Stereotype of an American in Colombia
    I like to ask people what their stereotype of Americans is when I travel. I just get a kick out of it. The other day in the taxi in Medellin, Colombia, I didn’t even have to ask. It was pouring … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:06am -
  • How I Just Blew Rudy Maxa’s Mind
    I just appeared on the Rudy Maxa radio show to talk about United making it harder to achieve elite status by adding a separate spending requirement on United tickets in addition to miles flown, a requirement which came into effect this year … Con…
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 3:23pm -
  • 50k Bonus Miles on CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card
    The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® is a business card that offers 50,000 bonus American Airlines miles and two Admirals Club lounge passes after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months. This card is…
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • Chase Freedom 20,000 Point Bonus
    The Chase Freedom is offering 20,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $500 in the first three months. This is double the normal sign up bonus. It is also offering up to 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards for existing cardholders who refer … Continu…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • Last Minute Award Space to South American Summer
    The calendar is turning to Summer below the equator, and it’s not too late to book yourself an award to escape the cold in the United States. Many airlines release unsold seats as Saver award space in the last weeks, … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Comparison of Four Major Airline Credit Cards
    American Airlines, United, Delta, and US Airways all release several co-branded credit cards with various benefits, bonuses, and fees. I have attempted to summarize the following cards on one table for easy comparison: Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:34am -

Frequent Flier

  • newBest Western’s Fall Promotion: 500 Bonus Points
    Best Western’s winter promotion is half as generous as its fall promotion; and its fall promotion wasn’t exactly a door-buster. Offer Details Between November 24, 2014, and February 1, 2015, Best Western Rewards members can earn 500 bonus points…
    - 11 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:31pm -
  • newTSA Confiscates Record Number of Guns
    Everyone knows that guns are a no-no in the cabin when flying commercial, right? Wrong, apparently. According to the Transportation Security Administration, for the year to date, through November 17, 1,931 flyers were snagged at airport security chec…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:32pm -
  • PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points
    IHG Rewards today released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through February 28, 2015. Offer Details Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 165 p…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • Win a 14-Day Trip to Colombia for 2
    Enter the LAN “Captivating Colombia” sweepstakes by December 1, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a 14-day trip for two to Colombia, including air, hotels, meals, tours, and a Fuji camera. To enter, provide the requested information ...…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:34pm -
  • Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:02pm -
  • From Choice Hotels: Double Points for Mobile Bookings
    Between November 20 and December 17, Choice Privileges members can earn double points for bookings made via the Choice Hotels mobile app. A maximum of 30,000 bonus points may be earned through the promotion. Registration is required. Deal or No ... R…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • ‘Connection Day’ Means Free WiFi on 11/26
    In what has been dubbed “Connection Day,” Verizon Wireless, JetBlue, GoGo, Amazon, Pandora, and several other companies have banded together to make WiFi access and digital content available for free. The day in question is Wednesday, November 26…
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Southwest Promises to Not Nickel-and-Dime Flyers
    Within 24 hours of JetBlue’s announcement that it planned to impose fees for checked bags and reduce legroom in coach, the reactions of two of the airline’s key stakeholder groups have been expressed loudly and clearly. Wall Street is elated ...…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:11pm -
  • United, Orbitz Sue Hidden-City Ticketing Site
    United and Orbitz are unlikely allies. Nevertheless, the two companies are jointly suing Skiplagged.com, a website that facilitates hidden-city ticketing. For those not in the know, hidden-city ticketing is the money-saving technique in which a trave…
    - 6 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:02pm -
  • Coming from JetBlue: More Fees, Less Legroom
    The worst fears of JetBlue loyalists were confirmed today in a news release distributed in advance of the company’s Wednesday investors conference. The airline has been under pressure from Wall Street for months to boost its bottom line and, ultima…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 5:47pm -

Travel is Free

  • newThe Best Use (or “Sweet Spots”) for 11 Airline Miles Programs
    If I had a stash of specific miles, what would be the top one or two ways I would use each of those miles? I intend to answer that question with 11 different airline frequent flyer programs. Also, I’ll give a catch… Since I never ever pay fue…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:37am -
  • 75+ Travel Tools, Websites, and Resources that I Personally Use
    We travel full time, book a lot of travel, and write/research about budget travel. Therefore I literally came up with 75+ websites that I actually and regularly use. This isn’t just about miles and points, but about resources for budget trave…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 9:13pm -
  • Map of IHG PointBreaks List (Now Bookable)
    IHG’s PointBreaks, a list of hotels bookable for 5,000 IHG points from now until Feb 28, is now live for booking. Click Here to see the list and find bookings. Sorry this map took longer to get up than the last one (was away from the internet for…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Making Europe Plans After We Land
    We landed in Milan Friday morning on a mistake fare that a number of other people had booked, and the only thing I knew is that I didn’t want to actually stay in Milan. Since we had nowhere to be we took suggestions from some of the airport staff…
    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • Testing ANA’s Star Alliance Award Searches and Booking
    I’ve been praising ANA’s current award chart a lot, and recently praising their soon to be award chart as well. But ANA isn’t just useful for booking Star Alliance awards, it’s useful for finding Star Alliance award availability. ANA is kno…
    - 6 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:52pm -
  • Best Miles for Free Flights Within The USA
    I’ll mention what I believe are the three best airline miles to collect for domestic flights within the US. Each option I’ll mention will be priced significantly less than the typical 25,000 miles for a roundtrip you see with most big airlines. W…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:21am -
  • Best Club Carlson Category 1 & 2 Hotels
    Club Carlson is one of my favorite programs to burn with, both because they have some reasonable redemptions, and the credit card gives a free night per redemption. Plus, there are ways to maximize those free nights by making more stays. But for us,…
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:54am -
  • How to time the Southwest Companion Pass like a pro
    The Southwest Cards are back to 50,000 points for the sign up bonuses, and this is super relevant as the year comes to a close for one incredible reason… the potential to have the Companion Pass for almost exactly two years. If you’re not familia…
    - 8 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:45pm -
  • Getting Free Hotel Club Lounge Access
    I’m doing the FAQ and slowly trying to do posts on each of those questions, but a while ago Elaine asked about getting lounge access. And since I like free food, I decided to do posts on this. This post is about getting lounge access and breakfast…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:18am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 6 Lessons Learned from 3 Months in China
    China is a fascinating and rapidly changing country. Old customs and habits hang on as modern skyscrapers go up every second, the country becomes more of a global powerhouse, and people from around the world move there. Last year, my friend, Scott Yo…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Change the “I’m Too Poor to Travel” Mindset and Say Yes to Travel
    “Your advice is great if you are middle-class, your parents are giving you money, or you’re from the West. Your website can never work for me. I’m too poor to travel. This advice is only for privileged people.” I encounter this line of though…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Common Fears That Stop You from Traveling Solo
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s not a topic I can cover and, since there’s a lot of female travelers out there, I felt it was importa…
    - 14 days ago 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Data Security for Travelers
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. This month’s column is on data security. It’s topic that worries a lot of travelers (especially folks like me who work o…
    - 22 days ago 4 Nov 14, 1:59pm -
  • Falling in Love with the Land of Elves
    As we stared up at the sky, patches of neon and dark green changed to light pink and back to green. They came out of nowhere, hung like curtains on invisible hangers, and danced a duet to an unheard symphony. They would appear, vanish, and reappear a…
    - 23 days ago 3 Nov 14, 3:32pm -
  • How to Spend Four Days in Prague
    Prague is a destination that always seems to be in vogue. It’s been on the tourist map for a long time and the crowds show no signs of abating. Prague is a gorgeous, well-preserved medieval city coupled with a rich history, expansive parks, Vegas-s…
    - 27 days ago 30 Oct 14, 2:28pm -
  • How to Move Abroad and Save Money
    There are many people I look up to in travel writing. Tim Leffel is one of them. He’s been writing about budget travel long before I knew what travel, let alone budget travel, even was. He’s been places I’ve only dreamed about and was even kind…
    - 29 days ago 28 Oct 14, 1:41pm -
  • 9 Tips for Better Family Travel
    On the third Friday of every month, Cameron Wears from The Traveling Canucks is here to give us tips and advice on how to travel better with your kids. This is an often requested topic so I’m excited to have him on the team! Here is this month’s…
    - 33 days ago 24 Oct 14, 1:17pm -
  • Take the First Step Out the Door (A Community Challenge)
    The Dutch have a saying: “He who is outside his door already has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” It’s one of my favorite travel quotes. The first step in any endeavor is always the hardest. It takes courage. You have to overcome yo…
    - 34 days ago 23 Oct 14, 3:45pm -
  • 30 Fantastic Photos from Iceland to Inspire Your Next Trip
    Last month, I finally visited Iceland. Iceland wasn’t the impossible budget destination people made it out to be. The locals were warm and welcoming, took me around, and showed me their homes. They were incredibly hospitable and I made a lot of Ice…
    - 37 days ago 20 Oct 14, 2:52pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Register Now! American Express Small Business Saturday
    Registration for American Express Small Business Saturday is live! Register all your eligible American Express cards at this link as soon as you can. As I detailed in a previous post, this year’s Small Business Saturday, which occurs on November 29…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Follow Up: Evolve Money + Discover Card
    This is a follow up to my post over the weekend about Evolve Money’s newest developments. It looks like all is well just like Evolve said! The payment has posted to my Discover account as a regular payment & I already see the Evolve payments postin…
    - 16 days ago 10 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • Evolve Money Now Takes Discover Cards
    I just received an email from Evolve Money about a new feature – they now accept Discover credit cards as payment sources! Previously, they only accepted debit cards or gift cards as payment sources to pay bills. This opens up a nice avenue to earn…
    - 19 days ago 7 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • New Next Generation NEXUS Kiosks Coming
    As a NEXUS member, I just received an email with some significant updates about the kiosk process when traveling by air between the United States & Canada. “Next Generation” kiosks are being installed to provide “faster, more reliable and more…
    - 54 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories are Live!
    It’s October 1st, the first day of Q4! Let’s get started earning those 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points. Don’t forget to activate your Chase Freedom cards to earn 5 points per dollar spent at the following bonus categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com S…
    - 56 days ago 1 Oct 14, 4:18pm -
  • Newark Airport Family Day 2014
    Finally, I can tell my nephew, who has been asking me about this since the beginning of summer, the great news. Newark Airport Family Day is back for 2014! We took my nephew the past 2 years and he absolutely loved it. Here are the details: October…
    - 57 days ago 30 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Small Business Saturday 2014
    Shop Small One of my favorite days of the year for free money is returning this year to kick off the holiday season. Small Business Saturday (Shop Small) will happen on November 29, 2014. Last year’s event was a bit of a downer due to the reduced s…
    - 58 days ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 – 5x Points at Amazon & Department Stores
    You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the following categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com Select department stores JCPenney Kohl’s Macy’s Nordstrom Sears You can see the list of a…
    - 70 days ago 17 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • After 3+ Years, Amazon Payments Will Come to an End
    Big news hit the manufactured spend circles this week. After more than 3 years of very easy manufactured spend, Amazon Payments will be ending its person to person payment options on October 13, 2014. You can find the new terms on Amazon’s help pag…
    - 75 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Credit Karma Now Provides Full Credit Report For Free
    I use Credit Karma for loosely monitoring my TransUnion-based credit score. It’s a free service and it will update your score once a week when you log in. Recently, they have added your full credit report to the list of features. This is a great…
    - 30 Jul 14, 6:36pm -

UPgRD

  • Upgrd 94: Captain Denny
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Captain Denny to discuss customerservice, the CaptainJason Dahl scholarship and frequent flyer news. Disclaimer: The views expressed are thepersonal opinions of the…
    - 14 Oct 12, 12:09am -
  • Upgrd 93: Airline Predictions 2012
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastOur frequentflyers review our airline predictions from last year and prognosticateon upcoming airline and hotel promotions and changes in 2012.Although our crystal balls were somewhat clouded in 2011 a littlebit o…
    - 23 Feb 12, 8:00pm -
  • Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastJoin our frequent flyers as wediscuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings ofAmerican Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotionsincluding:Delta may make run at US AirwaysUS Airways evaluate…
    - 3 Feb 12, 1:00pm -
  • Upgrd 91: Airline Mileage Devaluation
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyer travelpodcast we discuss the recent airline news and changes manyairline mileage programs including:USAirways 100% mile bonus is backUnited and Continental get single operating certi…
    - 3 Dec 11, 3:19am -
  • Upgrd 90: End of Year Mileage Planning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we discuss Matthew's secretconnecting city, some special offers, and then answer listenersquestions. Topics include:Sale on Delta Club Passes and United Club PassesHilton's reward bo…
    - 27 Oct 11, 12:00pm -
  • Upgrd 89: Method to the Madness
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast, we are joined by Nicholas Kralev to discuss his newbook Decoding Air Travel. We discuss how you canconstruct your own airfare by looking at the airline tariffs andinventory bu…
    - 14 Aug 11, 11:42pm -
  • Upgrd 88: Credit Card Churning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Rick, frugal travelguy, to discuss churning credit cards for the most frequentflyer and hotel points. Listen as we discuss:How you can apply for up multiple cr…
    - 27 Jul 11, 6:10pm -
  • Upgrd 87: Social Flights
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Allen of Corporate Flight Managementto discuss their new program socialflights.com. On social flights,individuals can group together to secure a corporate jet t…
    - 19 Jun 11, 3:24pm -
  • Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss:A recap of the Frequent Traveler Awards and LuncheonLufthansa A380 SFO inauguralStarwood SPG new promoAAdav…
    - 24 May 11, 11:22pm -
  • Upgrd 85: Our Travels
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we discuss some recent trips and airline newsincluding:Captain Denny flight with a number of travelers from FlyertalkBehind the scenes tour at SFO before theflightT…
    - 11 Apr 11, 10:05pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Bring Earphones/Headphones/Earbuds
    Bring Earphones/Headphones/Earbuds This is a simple one. These days, most airlines are offering either free or paid in-flight entertainment. To save a few dollars (usually $2-$5), bring your own earphones/headsets/earbuds so you aren’t forced to bu…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:50pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of November 25, 2014
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Airbus seeks patent for ‘flying doughnut’ Alcohol and Pork off the Menu as UK’s First Sharia Hotel Opens for Business Canadian couple face $1M bill after woman gives birth in U.S. Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newTravel Contests: Week of November 25, 2014
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip for two to Australia Win one of three Polaroid Pic-300 Instant Print Cameras (on Twitter) Win an exquisite watch, plus a trip to Paris to show it off, from Travel and Leisure Win a spa vacation in th…
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • newWhere to stay in Tel Aviv + 10 notes on travel there
    Tel Aviv, to me, may as well have been in California. It’s a city of tremendous geographic heritage, with proximity to some of the world’s furthest documented reaches, but in all the best ways, it felt like California to me. With palms and heat…
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 12:20pm -
  • Modern-day Macau: A vibrant mix of Portuguese & Chinese cultures
    Thanks to its past, Macau has a unique blend of cultures and entertainment options alive here for travelers of all types. Modern-day Macau is much more than just gambling. There’s rich heritage to explore walking through old Chinese neighborhoods,…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 4:42am -
  • Travel Product of the Week: TP-LINK TL-PB10400 Dual-Port Ultra External Battery Portable USB Charger Power Bank
    Here’s a product you’ll want to get your favorite traveler for the holidays. This portable USB charger power bank—the TP-LINK TL-PB10400 Dual-Port Ultra External Battery Portable USB Charger Power Bank—has dual USB ports for charging two devi…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 1:56am -
  • Travel Video of the Week: How Emirates Overhauls their A380
    You have to love timelapse videos—especially ones set in airport hangars and inside airplanes that give us insight into what takes place behind closed doors in the airline industry. Kudos to Emirates for putting together this under-two-minute vide…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 1:35am -
  • Travel Website of the Week: Flytographer
    Here’s a brilliant idea that I wish I thought of! Many traveling couples go on vacation and come home to realize that they don’t have any decent photos together. Well, here’s the solution: Hire a photographer to do a photoshoot during your tr…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 1:18am -

Doctor of Credit

  • new$25 Free Credit When You Join Roomer – Hotel Booking Website
    Roomer is a hotel booking website with a twist. They allow users to sell their unused nonrefundable rooms to other users. For example, let’s say you book a room in NYC for NYE and then suddenly your best friend let’s you know they are having a pa…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:25am -
  • Help Me Decide Where To Donate $1,200
    Back at the start of October I asked readers if they’d like the site to continue to donate at bare minimum 10% of the sites revenue to charity or if they’d prefer that that money was given out in the form of reader competitions instead. The resul…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:45pm -
  • What’s A Blogpost Or Tool Which You Wish Existed But Doesn’t?
    On this blog I write content that I find useful and also content that I think I’d find useful. Sometimes I hit the mark and the posts are extremely popular and other times they fall flat on their faces. One thing I’ve noticed is that most of my p…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • I Challenged Paypal on their Warning Email; Here’s Their Response…
    Paypal Cash Paypal Cash card is a reload card you can buy at various retailers and load the funds into your Paypal account to make purchases with. Some folks have success buying these cards with a credit card and earning points. Technically, you…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:00am -
  • Fee-Free Amex Gift Cards at CVS, $50 Amex Gift Card for $45 with Chime
    The stars aligned and we have gift card deals at CVS and a Chime offer at CVS running concurrently. Fee Free Amex We previously reported that from November 23 – November 26, CVS is running a promotion that you can buy Amex gift cards with no activa…
    - 2 days ago 23 Nov 14, 10:26pm -
  • Bad News on Citi and Discover Quarterly Categories, and Tips to Survive
    Last week we posted the good news on quarterly categories, with Freedom Q1 2015 at supermarkets and Discover Q1 2015 at gas stations. Now for the bad news… Discover The current (Q4) Discover category is online purchases, including Paypal, Google Wa…
    - 2 days ago 23 Nov 14, 9:18pm -
  • Credit Sesame Improves The T&C On Their $150 Amazon Gift Card Referral Bonus
    In case you didn’t know, Credit Sesame recently launched their referral program. If you refer 6 or more friends in any calendar month, Credit Sesame will send you a $150 amazon gift card. I was very critical of this referral program to begin with,…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 4:45am -
  • Increased Signup Bonus on Citi ThankYou Card
    [This post does not contain any affiliate links.] The Offer Direct Link Citi offers 3 versions of cards that issue ThankYou points: Citi ThankYou Preferred. No annual fee. Regular signup bonus of 20,000 points. Citi ThankYou Premier. $125 annual fee,…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:16am -
  • Co-branded Credit Cards That I Wish Existed
    Most card issuers have at least a few co-branded credit cards, usually these are with travel related companies but sometimes the partnerships can be a little bit out of the ordinary. Because the large airlines and hotel chains already have agreements…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:42am -
  • U.S Bank Drops Restaurants As A 5% Cashback Category On Their Cash+ Credit Card
    U.S bank has made yet another negative change to their Cash+ credit card, it’s no longer possible to select restaurants as a 5% cash back category. Unlike other 5% cash back credit cards that offer rotating categories, the Cash+ card allows you to…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 8:49am -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newHoliday Restaurants and Merchants Gift Card Promotions: 2014 Edition
    Many restaurants and popular retail stores have holiday gift card promotions for 2014. These deals basically reward you with a bonus gift card for FREE when you purchase a merchant gift card for a certain amount. If you’re looking for ways to save…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 2:33pm -
  • newSoftcard App United MileagePlus 2,500 Bonus Miles
    Download the Softcard mobile payment app to earn 2,500 bonus United MileagePlus miles for connecting your United MileagePlus® Explorer Card(30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months). Then make sure you make your first transact…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • newUnited MileagePlus 5,000 Bonus Miles Transfer Promotion
    Get up to 5,000 Bonus United MileagePlus miles for transferring hotel points from hotel partner programs such as Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest good through December 5, 2014. Simply convert your hotel points into MileagePl…
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • newSpirit 1,000 Bonus Miles Online Mall Promotion

    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • Free Bonus Airline Miles, Points, and Rewards – November, 2014
    Get the most out of your loyalty programs such as Starwood, Hilton HHonors, Priority Club, Southwest, Delta Skymiles, and many more . Find the most bonus points, miles and rewards program all in one place. With your bonus points and miles, you can re…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 5:07am -
  • OptionsHouse Promotion Codes, Bonuses, & Deals – November, 2014
    OptionsHouse, one of today’s top rated online discount brokerages, offers competitive commission rates for stock trades, ETFs, mutual funds and retirement accounts. All stock trades are $4.75 with multiple options trading tools and competitive comm…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 6:36pm -
  • Chase $200 Total Checking & $200 Savings Coupon Promotion
    Chase $200 Total Checking and Chase $200 Savings combo that is valid until January 31, 2015 on eBay up to $400 total in bonuses. There is NO direct deposit requirement for the Total Checking and $15K deposit requirement for the Savings account. You c…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:20pm -
  • Discover It Review: $150 Cash Back Bonus
    Discover it® is offering a $150 cash back bonus when you make $750 in purchases during your 1st three months from account opening. You still get the 5% Cashback Bonus in rotational categories(1% for everything else) with no annual fee and free FICO…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • Chase Freedom Card Review: $200 Bonus Promotion
    For a limited time, you can earn a $200 bonus after you spend $500 in purchases in the first 3 months from account opening with the Chase Freedom® along with 5% cash back categories for the fourth quarter of 2014. Between October 1 and December 31,…
    - 2 days ago 23 Nov 14, 9:01pm -
  • Sharebuilder Promotion Codes- Complete Bonuses & Free Automatic Investment Credits, November 2014
    Sharebuilder, an online brokerage founded in 1996, is now offering many bonuses and free automatic investment credits. Part of Capital One Bank, Sharebuilder offers an online trading platform that is ideal for the novice investor; no minimum balance…
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 3:30pm -

Hack My Trip

  • My Hotel Blew Up, So How Do I Fix That?
    Exaggerated title aside, that was my gut reaction when I learned Saturday morning that there had been a gas explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill. Fortunately the damage was much less than it could have been. About a doz…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • Full-Length RSS Feed Returns
    Thank you to the long-time readers who showed patience after I moved the RSS feed to an excerpt-only format. I was reevaluating the best way to manage plagiarism on the Internet and also how I wanted to manage the RSS feed in general after moving to…
    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 7:21pm -
  • Will Delta Create a New Mileage Currency to Restrict Access to Business Class?
    With all the miles being printed by the banks, it’s only a matter of time until we hear about an airline experimenting with yet another currency targeted at only their elite passengers. And that will be the only way to redeem for a seat in front. M…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • United Makes It Harder for Premier Members to Get Free Benefits
    In the past couple years, United Airlines has been hacking away at its MileagePlus loyalty program a little bit at a time. They made it harder to earn elite status, adding a new requirement to earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and spend a certain amoun…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • The Devil’s Advocate and the Gift Card Crusade of Doom
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate… I’m sitting in a Fairfield Inn & Suites room in Dallas. On the desk in front of me, mocking me quietly, is a $200 Marriott gift card. Most of you have already heard about the current AmEx Sync deal offe…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:05pm -

Maximizing Money

  • Credit Sesame Referral Program $150 Amazon Gift Card – Plus $100 Giveaway
    The Credit Sesame referral program will give you a $150 Amazon Gift Card if you get 6 or more of your friends to complete free registration with Credit Sesame for access to free credit scores and ID protection services.Plus, if you join for free via…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:35pm -
  • Nationwide Bank $200 E-Checking Account Bonus for New Customers
    Nationwide Bank is offering a $200 bonus for new customers when you open an E-Checking Account and set up a direct deposit, valid through December 31, 2014, and available nationwide.More Nationally Available Bank BonusesSunTrust Bank $200 Checking…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:30pm -
  • Fidelity IRA or Brokerage Account up to $2,500 Bonus on New and Existing Accounts
    Fidelity is offering up to $2,500 in bonus cash when you open and fund a Fidelity IRA or brokerage account or add to an existing one.Check out this Fidelity IRA or Brokerage Bonus for more details.The post Fidelity IRA or Brokerage Account up to $2…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • True&Co Bra Shopping $25 Discount Off First Purchase and Referral Rewards
    The True&Co online bra store offers a $25 discount off your first purchase for new customers, plus you can get a $25 credit for each new True&Co customer that you refer.Try True&Co for a better bra shopping experience with the free home try-on progr…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:20pm -
  • BMO Harris Bank $200 Personal Checking Bonus
    BMO Harris Bank has extended their $200 personal checking account bonus through December 31, 2015.BMO Harris has more than 600 branches throughout Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Nevada, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin.C…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:15pm -
  • USForex Foreign Exchange Service $50 Amazon Gift Card Referrals
    The USForex foreign exchange service offers new customers a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card when you book your first money transfer, plus you can get your first transfer fee-free.Just register through this USForex $50 Referral Link to get a $50 Amazon Gift…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • Gustin Jeans and Menswear $5 Off First Purchase and $5 Referrals
    Get a Free $5 Gustin New Customer Credit instantly added to your account that is good toward your first purchase of $80 or more for boutique-quality handmade jeans, jackets, and accessories for men.The post Gustin Jeans and Menswear $5 Off First Pur…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • Ria Money Transfer $10 Amazon Gift Card Referral Bonuses
    Ria Money Transfer is offering a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card bonus to both parties through their referral program for a limited time.Just refer your friends to the Ria Money Transfer service, and you will both get a $10 Amazon Gift Card after your refe…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • Special $150 Cash Back Bonus for Discover it Card
    I noticed a special offer was available for a $150 cash back bonus with the Discover it credit card.You can get a $150 bonus after $750 in spending within 3 months after account opening.The post Special $150 Cash Back Bonus for Discover it Card app…
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 9:50pm -
  • FREE SPIRIT Online Mall 1,000 Bonus Miles Promotion
    You will earn 1,000 Spirit Airlines bonus miles after your first online purchase via the FREE SPIRIT Online Mall through December 31, 2014.The post FREE SPIRIT Online Mall 1,000 Bonus Miles Promotion appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 9:45pm -

Boarding Area

  • newThe ONE Thing That Will Get You Better Customer Service During Holiday Travel
    View from the Wing had a good post earlier this week on the 6 Things That Will Make Your Thanksgiving Travel Easier. But the one […]
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:40am -
  • newUsing Etihad miles to fly Jet Airways around India
    One of the most attractive award charts out there for travel around India, is that of Etihad Airways, which offers some sweet redemptions on Jet Airways. Check out this PDF here which lists the routes and mileage requirements per sector. I have had t…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:51am -
  • newWin an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Gogo
    Gogo Inflight is running an iPhone 6 Giveaway. Three lucky winners will win a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Find out more and enter for a chance to win the prize!The post Win an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Gogo appeared first on Michael W Travels....
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:05am -
  • newAmazing Time Lapse Video of an Airbus A380 Heavy Maintenance Check
    Every couple of years an aircraft undergoes a “C check” which entails a majority of the plane’s components to be inspected. Emirates posted a time-lapse video of one of their Airbus A380s undergoing such a check. It’s amazing to watch. (HT: J…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:45am -
  • newBest Western 20% Off Plus 500 Bonus Points Per Stay
    Best Western has launched their winter promotion for 20% off stays between November 24, 2014 and February 1, 2015. Members will also get 500 bonus points per stay during the promotion period if they register first. There is no limit to the number of…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:39am -
  • newHave You Won $200 And National Emerald Elite Status?
    Last week National Car Rental sponsored a giveaway for readers of One Mile At A Time as part of their One Two FreeFIVE winners were randomly selected, and will each receive a year of Emerald Club Executive status, along with a $200 American Express…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:03am -
  • newDelta and American Compete on London-Philadelphia Route
    This week American Airlines announced a second daily non stop flight between PHL and LHR staring on March 29, 2015, while Delta Airlines announced new daily service between PHL and LHR starting on April 8, 2015.The American Airlines flight will be a…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:02am -
  • newDiscussion: Bedtime Butlers
    Earlier today, my favorite hotel chain, Kimpton, unveiled a cool new feature that’s currently being offered at Portland’s River Place Hotel – a bedtime butler. According to their post on Instagram, “You never know when the Bedtime Butler may…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:55am -
  • newOrlando Airport Throwing Away $2 Million?
    In a surprise move, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) has tentatively agreed to change airport concessionaires. The surprising part is that the existing company, Areas USA, which has held the contract for the past seven years, actually bi…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:24am -
  • newWhich is Better: Traveling by Car or by Airplane?
    Which mode of travel you believe is better — by car or by airplane — depends on what is important to you.A significantly greater number of people are traveling by car instead of by airplane for the upcoming holiday season, according to this arti…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newHow to get 27 items at CVS for $.13 (total)
    It’s that time of year again, when turkeys hide and people shop.  And for those willing to go to the drugstore a couple of times this week, it’s time to save some big bucks on a ton of useful (and not so useful) items. Every year around Thanksgi…
    - 8 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:32pm -
  • JetBlue non-deal deals
    Before we get started, I should mention that I get a lot of help from friends in the industry to fill in some details around the edges or correct the mistakes that I make.  One of those people is my friend Michael, who was good enough to look at my…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 12:39am -
  • Upgrading domestic tickets on Delta: With miles or elite status
    I was recently asked by a friend how elite status upgrades on Delta work domestically (keeping in mind that Delta’s definition of “domestic” excludes Hawaii but does include certain foreign nations; congrats, Toronto, you guys are now American)…
    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:55pm -
  • Mileage shopping: Here comes the full-court press from the airlines
    Rule #2: Never buy anything on the internet without getting some sort of rebate.  Never.  Doesn’t matter if it’s miles, cash or box tops. So winter has arrived.  The bad news is that our boiler needs some repair.  The good news is that I just…
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:32pm -
  • JetBlue adds bag fees, more seats
    JetBlue announced today that it would be joining virtually every other airline in North America by adding baggage fees and seats to its planes, in addition to other minor changes.  Southwest now stands out as the only major airline without a first b…
    - 6 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:54pm -
  • Tidbits from around the industry…
    JetBlue has launched a flash sale which will save you a bit of money, but the discount is only good through tomorrow night.  The two-day travel sale offers 15% off international flights and 20% off domestic and is good only on certain dates, namely…
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • Lots of small changes going on at American Airlines and the good stuff won’t last…
    Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next few days, so posts might not be as frequent.  Assume every other day or so. It’s always nice to write a post after a big Patriots win.  Anytime Tom Brady can throw two interceptions and win by more…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • United Taketh Away, United Giveth and United Loseth a customer…
    Monkey see, Monkey do.  Matching Delta’s increase, United has announced that it is raising the amount of spend you need on tickets to accompany you miles to earn elite status for 2016 by 20%.  Like Delta, you can have the ticket-spend minimum wai…
    - 10 days ago 15 Nov 14, 10:18pm -
  • Thanksgiving week deals, sort of…

    - 12 days ago 14 Nov 14, 11:03am -
  • Airline Miles and Hotel Points Expiration Policies
    One of the most frustrating facets of frequent flyer/hotel programs is that, if you have no activity in your account for a certain period of time, your points can expire.  “Activity” might be anything from a stay/flight to a simple redemption. …
    - 12 days ago 13 Nov 14, 10:52pm -

Mr. Free Miles

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 18 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 6:06am -
  • newJust how good is availability for US domestic travel on Avios?
    Just wondering if there are some "data points" from folks on using avios for booking award travel in the states. I've seen a few blogs mention the advantages of using Avios to book travel in North America. And was curious how it worked out for folks…
    - 45 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 5:39am -
  • newMalaysia Airlines flight missing; 239 people on board
    https://www.facebook.com/my.malaysi...?cid=crisis_management_19726844&stream_ref=10MEDIA STATEMENT released at 7.24am/8 Mar 2014 MH370 IncidentSepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traf…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 5:09am -
  • newTicket Exchange - Buy and sell your FTU DC ticket here
    Folks,If you have a ticket for sale or are looking for a ticket for any of the FTU events in DC, please use this thread.As alwaOnce arrangements are made between both parties, the seller needs to follow these instructions -Ticket Transfer Instruc…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 5:07am -
  • newCongress will take on private equity/hedegfunds/wall st dba as "airlines"
    It is now so obvious that Wall Street is in the cockpit and the price fixing (seat discipline) and complete devaluation created by the airline cartels (there are no longer any "low cost airlines, except Spirit which, well its quite amazing they are s…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 4:56am -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:50am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:46am -
  • newCoca-Cola enters dairy market with ‘Milka-Cola’
    Coca-Cola enters dairy market with ‘Milka-Cola’Coca-Cola is launching its own brand of milk, which it claims could become so popular that it will “rain money” for the company.Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:42am -
  • newDelta Forum Lounge Thread
    Where would DL milepointers shoot the breeze besides the DL Forum Lounge Thread.So here it goes...
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:31am -
  • newTower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
    Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer Less than two weeks after the opening of a vertigo-inducing glass walkway almost 140 feet (42 metres) above the River Thames, a stiletto and dropped beer bottle are…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:18am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newasiana check in problem on UAl Award
    I'm having trouble with Oz online check in. Neither the Oz Confirmation ,Ticket, or Reservation numbers make it work. I have called and they say all is fine just check in at the airport. Is this normal when on a United Reward Ticket from...
    - 27 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 5:57am -
  • newMobal Sim Card for overseas travel
    Hello, I have a Mobal Sim Card which I take with me for overseas travel. The rates are fairly high of about $1.25 per minute of use, so I use it for emergency calls only. I buy a local sim card once I arrive overseas to use for local calls, but..…
    - 50 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 5:34am -
  • newUA: Need 608 same day MR from DEN
    I'm looking at SLC for $179 on 12/12 or 12/14. Any better/simpler/cheaper options? Wanting quickest feasible turnaround.
    - 57 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 5:27am -
  • newBest hotels for disney and universal in orlando?
    Hi, I'm planning on taking a trip to orlando next month and was wondering what ihg hotels would have the easiest access to disney and universal and in terms of getting from and to the airport? Are there any ihg hotels that offer free shuttles to..…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 5:22am -
  • newWarning: LAX "International Lounge" (used by TN) is DRY!
    Apparently it doesn't have a license to serve alcohol. The food is small sandwiches from a refridgerator, and pot noodles. Reasonable seating, but a small space. Not a place to linger.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 5:10am -
  • newATL - Airtran Connection
    I just noticed our connection time Friday in Atlanta is 30 minutes. Are all Air Tran flights located in the same terminal ? This seems to be cutting it very close. Land in ATL 5:50 pm, depart 6:20 pm. Thanks
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • newInternational First Class vegetarian food
    I'm traveling in first class on a 772 from LHR to DFW next week. I note that there is a vegetarian entree on the entree list but there is also a vegetarian special meal available in the dietary requirements section. If I just order the...
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:31am -
  • newFree Drink at Argo Tea at ORD
    I posted this on slickdeals (http://slickdeals.net/f/7423742-free-drink-at-argo-tea-up-to-5-with-app-download-and-signup?v=1) but figured if you're passing through T2 or T3 at ORD you could also use this deal and get a free (up to $5) drink at Argo..…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:29am -
  • newUS - PHL-LAS - $41 each way, $82 RT
    http://www.theflightdeal.com/2014/11/25/us-airways-80-philadelphia-las-vegas-and-vice-versa-roundtrip-including-all-taxes/
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:22am -
  • newUS: PHL - LAS. $80 r/t. 1.8CPM
    US: PHL - LAS Jan - Feb 4.3K Miles Same day turns for $75. h/t: http://www.theflightdeal.com/2014/11/25/us-airways-80-philadelphia-las-vegas-and-vice-versa-roundtrip-including-all-taxes/
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:22am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newNon Denominational Church Charlotte NC
    Kingdom Life Christian fellowship is known as one of the most dynamic non denominational church in charlotte NC. Find your new house of worship with dynamic preaching, children church, outreach and so much more submitted by kingdomlifecf [link] [c…
    - 39 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 5:45am -
  • newTargeted(?) Offer: 5k bonus for Sallie Mae MC - $750 spend Dec-Feb
    submitted by Wyfind [link] [3 comments]
    - 7 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:31pm -
  • newAnyone have any tips / tricks for Verizon Wireless' new rewards program or is it complete junk?
    submitted by FicklePinkie [link] [5 comments]
    - 9 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 9:18pm -
  • newGift Card to Money Order - Easy
    I just went over to Albertson's and bought a $100 gowallet Visa gift card with AMEX PRG card. Since this card uses the last 4 digits of the card as the initial pin, I immediately turned around and turned it into a money order, which I can use to pay…
    - 10 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • newCycling the Arrival+ credit line
    What's the general consensus on cycling the Barclay's Arrival+ credit line before running into trouble? I tend to avoid cycling through my AMEX lines to avoid a FR, but have no problem with my Chase and Citi. My new Arrival+ has a paltry $5k line, an…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:36pm -
  • newWhat are some cards with good referral bonuses?
    With Thanksgiving coming up I thought I would ask some of my relatives to sign up for new credit cards to get me a referral bonus. Seems like a relatively painless way for them to help me reach some point goals for a trip I'm taking this summer. I th…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:24pm -
  • newMultiple AMEX personal sign up bonuses
    I remember seeing terms somewhere, but cannot find them after extensive searching. I recently signed up for the Platinum and am working on the 3K spend for 100,000 AMEX MR points. I recently got another offer for the AMEX Gold personal card for 1K sp…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:54pm -
  • newTravel Agent Tuesdays 11/25/14
    This is for those of you who churned/ms your way to X amount of points and are now or close to redeeming them. As always read the wiki and look at the reward charts listed on the side bar. Info required... I want to go from _____ to ______ during ##/…
    - 14 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:42pm -
  • newMaking a big purchase tomorrow morning ($4k). Need a new card to churn ASAP. Is it possible to get the CC # over the phone before the card arrives?
    I am buying new radiators to heat my home and it'll be nearly a $4,000 purchase. The order can not wait. I'd hate to make such a big order on an existing card where I've already hit the reward threshold. I have many options on cards to get (I'e only…
    - 14 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • newTrying not to screw up SW companion pass.
    If I do all my spending now with these 2 Payment due dates, will the 50k bonuses hit in January? Or should I wait until January to start spending? http://imgur.com/oHdzRpV submitted by adubdubdubImalright [link] [12 comments]
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 2:14pm -