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The Points Guy

  • new10 Great Italian Wines You Can’t Buy Here in the US
    TPG Contributor Roger Morris knows wine. Here, he digs up some of the best offerings in Italy’s arsenal — that you can only buy there. Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, one of the earliest “Super Tuscan red blends,” blossomed in the 1970s and chang…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 1:59pm -
  • newBuilding Credit from Scratch, Southwest’s International Destinations, Around-the-World Awards and More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new s…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 10:59am -
  • newTropical Storm Darby Headed for Hawaii, Fee Waivers Issued
    Headed to Hawaii this weekend? Make sure to pack a rain jacket. Tropical Storm Darby is bearing down on the Hawaiian islands now. If Darby stays on the forecast path, it’ll make for quite a wet and windy weekend on the Hawaiian islands. If you ha…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:29pm -
  • newThe Ridiculous Thing That’s Delaying Flights 

    - 20 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:59pm -
  • new5 Easy Ways to Zika-Proof Your Travels
    TPG Contributor Alex Pasquariello outlines five simple steps you can follow to protect yourself from Zika Virus in tropical destinations — and in your own backyard. Enter the Dog Days of Zika, this summer’s long, hot slog against our old arch n…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 6:59pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US to Singapore from $3,694 Round-Trip in Business Class
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 5:59pm -
  • newA New Hotel Wants Your Stay to Make a Difference in the World
    When staying at a hotel, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that it’s a good, quality brand and evaluate how your stay was. But one thing that’s easy to overlook is the impact your stay has — or could have — on the rest of the world. Th…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 4:59pm -
  • newTraveling to Turkey in the Wake of the Military Coup
    TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares her experiences in Istanbul following last week’s failed military coup in Turkey. (All photos are by the author). I’d booked a trip from Madrid (MAD) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on Turkish Airlines a few months ago, a…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 3:59pm -
  • Ibiza is Running Out of Water, and Would Really Like You to Stay Home
    The first rule for any party-minded vacationer is to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, Ibiza can’t help you with that — at least not for very much longer. The third largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands is in the midst of what some might call an ide…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 2:59pm -
  • Alaska Airlines is Launching New Flights from the West Coast to NYC
    Alaska Airlines has long been a great domestic option for Seattle-based travelers and those on the West Coast looking to get to Hawaii, and despite some recent devaluations its award chart still offers some great value. That said, the carrier has nev…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 2:41pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • new5 Creative Ways to Earn Extra Cash While Traveling
    Traveling long term isn’t for everybody, but one of the biggest hurdles for people to overcome in order to be able to take a longer trip is how to pay for it. Many people will spend a few years saving up and then take a couple of months off to trav…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • newTrying to Get Into the Hobby? Here’s How to Raise Your Credit Score QUICKLY
    Trying to get approval for your first credit card feels strangely like attempting to land your first job out of college: practically impossible. If you’ve ever been an entry-level job seeker, you know what I’m talking about. Without an existing c…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • You Should Be Investing in Flying Blue Miles—Here’s Why
    Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s joint frequent flyer program, gained a great deal of attention in May, when it was announced as the latest Chase Ultimate Rewards travel partner. Many folks didn’t know much about Flying Blue, but it’s a good p…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:00am -
  • Loyalty Programs: Should You Care Anymore?
    In this venue, our writers from multiple walks of life talk about the joys of loyalty programs and how they can unlock the very best of luxury travel. It is very true: with the right combination of loyalty programs and miles, travelers can make the m…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons That I Have Grown to Love Airport Lounge Access
    Several years ago, I balked at the idea of airport lounge access having its own, inherent value. I never minded sitting at the gate for hours on end, nor did I want to walk all over the airport to find the lounge I was looking for in the first place.…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • In What Situations Does Buying Points Make Sense?
    Buying points is a tricky subject. I’ve noticed there’s been a huge uptick in blog posts encouraging people to buy hotel points and airline miles when they go on sale or if there’s a bonus being offered. What I found out awhile back was that bl…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Terribly Hot Travel Destinations to Avoid This Summer
    1. Italy With the exception of the mountains, Italy gets absolutely baking hot in August. So much so that most locals take August as their vacation month and leave the heat of Italy behind. If you visit Italy in the summer, expect warm to uncomfortab…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 8:00am -
  • 3 Easy Ways to Earn Points and Miles Without Having to Sign Up
    Every frugal traveler knows that the quickest way to earn points and miles is through credit card promotional offers. With the right applications at the right times, travelers can earn thousands of points or miles in exchange for a nominal minimum sp…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • It’s Not Just You—Scientist’s Confirm Your Jetlag’s Going to Be Worse When You Travel From This Direction
    No matter how experienced we become as travelers, there is one adversary we all contend with. This condition is faceless, does not target one particular type of person and can creep in despite our best preparations against it. This condition that I s…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 9:26pm -
  • Getting the Most out of the Chase Hyatt Visa’s 10% Rebate
    If you’re a Chase Hyatt Visa cardholder, you’re probably very excited about the latest targeted promotion: Through October 31, 2016, registered cardholders will receive 10% of their redeemed points back. This promotion only applies to redemptions…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 8:00pm -

View From the Wing

  • newCathay Pacific’s First A350 Delayed When Passenger Pulls Off Ceiling Panel
    I really enjoy flying Hong Kong-based oneworld airline Cathay Pacific on short haul flights, because while they do have a 'short haul' business class (which is better than US airline first class) often short flights like the 1049 mile Hong Kong - Ban…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:04pm -
  • new2000 Bonus United Miles and Comparison of First Class Caviar
    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 2000 Bonus United Miles and Comparison of First Class Caviar...
    - 4 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:04pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Will Refund Overcharged Award Taxes
    The UK has a departure tax ('Airline Passenger Duty') that's high in coach and higher still in premium cabins, and is often referred to as a 'premium cabin departure tax' or 'luxury tax'.One improvement, implemented a little over a year and a half a…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:04am -
  • newWhat to Do When a Hotel Refuses to Honor Elite Benefits
    Each hotel chain takes a different approach towards pushing members of their loyalty programs to book directly with the chain. They withhold points, and in some cases elite recognition, from members who make their bookings via third party sites like…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:34pm -
  • newHilton’s New Challenge Program to Give You Elite Status
    I maintain Platinum status with Starwood and Diamond status with Hyatt. Those chains, I believe, provide the best top tier elite benefits.But they aren't everywhere -- their footprint doesn't solve all of my travel needs. I've gone outside those c…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:04pm -
  • newWhat Hath Brexit Wrought? British Airways Business Class Cutbacks
    It will be years before Britain leaves the EU, if it leaves at all, and if it does there's any number of scenarios for what that could look like. But the mere possibility, post non-binding referendum to do so, is having significant effects on the UK…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 4:34pm -
  • Expect the Worst Changes to Elite Benefits at American in 2018
    Back in May American Airlines President Scott Kirby shared that they planned to offer domestic premium economy as well. On this morning's American Airlines earning call Scott Kirby, in response to a question about an hour in, added some color to do…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 2:04pm -
  • Pricked By a Needle in the Seat Back Pocket and More
    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 Pricked By a Needle in the Seat Back Pocket and More...
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 12:04pm -
  • Earn 10% Back When Booking Non-Major Chain Hotels
    Independent hotels though are especially at the mercy of online travel agency sites. They also pay higher commissions than the "high teens" that we often see for the chains.Enter The Guestbook, a program which gives you 5% cash back or 10% in credi…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 11:34pm -
  • United’s Billion Mile Giveaway Starts August 1
    United is giving away a billion miles. You can enter as many times as you wish online “however, each entry must be manually key stroked.”There's no guaranteed win like there was with the 'IHG 47,000 Points for $136' offer. But since you can en…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 9:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newWeekly Review: July 23, 2016
    Happy Saturday!I'm spending much of my weekend in Toronto, between two big trips I'm taking. I just got back from Norway and Russia, and will shortly be departing on a crazy round the world trip on China Eastern, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saud…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:33pm -
  • newHas The Mystery Of MH370 Finally Been Solved?
    The greatest mystery in modern aviation has been that of MH370, where in March of 2014 a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur, while enroute to Beijing. With modern technology I find it amazing that a 7…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 11:17am -
  • newAmerican Is Deferring Delivery Of Their A350 Aircraft
    Well this is unfortunate. For several years now American has been taking delivery of new planes in order to refresh their fleet. For longhaul flights this has consisted mostly of Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, while for shorthaul flights…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 10:28am -
  • newChange And Cancellation Fees For Airline Award Tickets
    We've been making a lot of changes to tickets lately. Between the situation in Turkey and the general life situations that arise, I almost feel like we've been spending more time changing award tickets than booking them lately!Fortunately, award tic…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 6:03pm -
  • Lufthansa Could Buy Part Of Airberlin From Etihad
    Germany's second largest airline, airberlin, lost almost $500 million last year, which was an increase over their loss the previous year, despite oil prices being as low as they are. Things aren't looking like they'll be improving for them anytime so…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 3:09pm -
  • Alaska Airlines’ Big Newark Expansion
    Earlier in the year it was announced that slot restrictions at Newark Airport would be eased starting this fall, making it easier for more airlines to launch flights to Newark Airport. Previously Newark Airport was slot restricted due to the amount o…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 2:15pm -
  • When Photographing A Hyatt Breakfast Buffet Is Strictly Prohibited
    I'm staying at the Hyatt Regency Toronto at the moment, which is a bit of a dump. As is the norm with my hotel stays, I take pictures of everything, including my room, the lobby, breakfast, etc., because I plan on writing a review.This morning I wen…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 1:26pm -
  • Hilton Discontinues Status Matches, Introduces Status Challenges Instead
    Late last year Hilton began offering outright status matches, which is something they didn’t historically otherwise offer. There’s a good chance this was a competitive move in response to the merger between Marriott and Starwood, and them wanting…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 12:58pm -
  • Malaysia Airlines Makes A Mindless Devaluation To Their Frequent Flyer Program
    Early in 2015, Malaysia Airlines made some very negative changes to their Enrich frequent flyer program, where they devalued it on both the earning and redemption side. While frequent flyer programs get devalued over time, I really couldn't wrap my h…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 12:02pm -
  • Review: W Hotel St. Petersburg
    We were spending a total of four nights in St. Petersburg, so as a Hyatt and Starwood loyalist my first choice was clear -- the W Hotel St. Petersburg. It's the only Starwood property in St. Petersburg, and it looked very nice.The rate at the W was…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 7:54pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHuge Citi Prestige Changes, Product Changing to Costco, Award Change Fees & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web The Citi Prestige Changes Are Here: What Changed & What Didn’t – Details of the new l…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: A New Way To Book Flights Directly From ITA Matrix
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   ITA Matrix is still the godfather of booking engines. There simply isn’t a more powerful tool out there for piecing together complex flight itineraries. Even though Google Flights has become my primary…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 10:25am -
  • How to get Hyatt Diamond benefits without status
    Last year I decided not to mattress run to keep my Hyatt Diamond status.  It was a tough decision: Hyatt Diamond status is awesome.  But, I was simply too far from re-qualifying.  Then, a very lucky thing happened.  In November of last year, Hyat…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Should you avoid pooling ThankYou accounts?
    Citibank ThankYou Rewards points can be earned from several credit cards, and from some Citi bank accounts.  By default, each credit card or bank account has its own ThankYou Rewards account, but Citi provides a mechanism to pool these “sponsor”…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 11:44am -
  • Attempting to buy SPG points for 1.15 cents each
    In June I was looking for alternative ways to earn or cheaply buy SPG points, and so I browsed to SPG on Broadway.  This is a website that lets you use SPG points to purchase play tickets or earn SPG points when buying tickets.  I’ve written befo…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Chase Special Consideration vs. 5/24
    In the post “Chase Special Consideration,” I wrote about the special reconsiderations forms that a Chase banker can fill out on your behalf (if you have at least $10K on deposit) to help turn a credit card application from a denial to approval. …
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 10:15pm -
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play review (no spoilers)
    A couple of weeks ago my wife, son, and I had the opportunity to see the new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  The story continues years after the original.  This time, it’s Harry’s son who goes to Hogwarts.  And, you know, mayhem ensu…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 10:05am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 07/17/2016
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 6 days ago Jul 17, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Consumer Arbitration, App-No-Rama Success, Chase Ink Special Consideration Approval & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Ink Plus success with Chase’s Special Consideration form – Overtu…
    - 7 days ago Jul 16, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • Erosion of Deals, Citi Reconsideration Roller Coaster, Capital One Churning Changes & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web The Erosion of Deals & Staying Ahead of the Game – How deals erode over…
    - 7 days ago Jul 16, 2016, 1:00pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Travel hacking without spend
    While I write a lot about strategies for using manufactured spend to get pay for travel at deep discounts, I know that many of my readers find manufacturing spend to be distasteful, time-consuming, or impossible (I know because you never hesitate to…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:59am -
  • In defense of mileage running for top-tier elites
    I have the rather unfashionable view that mileage runs on Delta, American, and United are more likely to be worthwhile for top-tier elites now that those programs are revenue-based than they were under the previous, distance-based regime.Mileage runn…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 9:59am -
  • When deals don't stack
    One of the most popular approaches to travel hacking is finding deals that "stack:" when you can apply multiple techniques to a single transaction, you can bring your out of pocket expenses even lower than you would applying any one of them individua…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Is the Citi Prestige a good deal? Compared to what?
    This isn't my favorite kind of blog post to write, but I do consider it essential service journalism in the context of a travel hacking blogosphere whose default mode is "breathlessly excited."The Citi Prestige credit card is often pitched as an esse…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Ways you could (but shouldn't) manufacture spend
    In addition to the garden variety manufactured spend I do day in and day out, I also enjoy keeping my eyes open for new avenues that might prove easier or more lucrative. Naturally, most of those either don't work or do work, but cost too much to be…
    - 10 days ago Jul 13, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Is this how UberPOOL is supposed to work?
    On our return from Germany last month, we stayed overnight in New York City, flying into JFK on airberlin Saturday evening and out of LaGuardia on Delta the next morning. Traveling between the two airports and midtown Manhattan should be easy on publ…
    - 12 days ago Jul 11, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Microhacking: ATM fee refund edition
    Even before most travel hackers' American Express prepaid cards were shut down last year, American Express had restricted Bluebird and Serve cash withdrawals to ATM's in the United States. That was a shame since they had previously worked as fee-free…
    - 15 days ago Jul 8, 2016, 9:59am -
  • When do you contact the hotel, or, living gratefully
    The feeling I most associate with travel hacking is "gratitude." That's because before I discovered the world of miles and points, or at least before I knew just how big and beautiful that world is, I still traveled all the time.Back then I traveled…
    - 16 days ago Jul 7, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Quick hit: things I've learned about German trains
    On our trip to Italy in 2015, I reserved all our train tickets in advance, thinking by analogy to airline tickets and hotel rooms that I was locking in the best prices ahead of time. That turned out to be totally unnecessary, as Italian train tickets…
    - 18 days ago Jul 5, 2016, 7:33pm -
  • The travel hacking index card
    I popped by the library this week to pick up "The Index Card," the famously slender volume of personal finance advice by personal finance columnist Helaine Olen (author of "Pound Foolish," a previous entry in my pretty good book review series) and Un…
    - 23 days ago Jun 30, 2016, 3:44pm -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newCombine New Alaska Awards on Hainan & Hilton 75k Offer For (Almost Free) Trip to Asia
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Hainan Airlines is a new partner of Alaska Airlines, and their flights are now bookable on alaskaair.com. Their award chart is dirt cheap. That’s right, 50,000 miles one way in a flat bed for over 1…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:56am -
  • Want to Win a Million United Miles?
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). United is giving away one billion miles to Untited Mileage Plus members in a sweepstakes.  The only condition is that you are a United Mileage Plus member. How to Enter the Sweepstakes Between August 1,…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 3:26pm -
  • Top Ten Things to Do, See, and Eat in Peru: #1 Machu Picchu
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I originally wrote this series in 2012.  As it has turned out to be quite popular, I am in the process of updating it to reflect current information for 2016. “Top 10 Things to Do, See, and Eat in Per…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2016, 12:17am -
  • USA to Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tokyo Roundtrip for $399: Sale Ends July 24
    Travel from San Francisco, San Jose, and New York City to  Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tokyo for $399 in Air China economy. The travel availability for these deals is between October 2016 and March 2017. The fare sale only lasts today through July 24…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 6:18pm -
  • Introducing New MileValue Writer Sarah Page Maxwell
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Please welcome Sarah Page Maxwell as the newest member of the MileValue team. She will write several articles a week of the type you already enjoy on MileValue. She’ll also bring her own voice and travel…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 12:54pm -
  • Prestige Cardholders Lose Admirals Club Access as of July 23, 2017
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Citi just changed the benefit terms regarding Admiral’s Club Lounge access for Citi Prestige® Card holders. Take a look at this screenshot from my Prestige account’s explanation of benefits: The Adm…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 12:18am -
  • The Complete Guide to Miles and Points Expiration: FAQ
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). One of the most common reasons why people think frequent flyer miles are worthless is because they had a bad experience with miles expiring. After all the effort put into collecting miles, it would be quit…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 7:19pm -
  • Review of Free T-Mobile 4G European Data
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). T-Mobile’s basic, contract-free, $50 plan offers free data and text messages in 140+ countries. I have had it for a few years, and I have been happy with it. Unfortunately the free data abroad is at Edg…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 2:21pm -
  • How to Maximize Domestic Award Redemptions: ThankYou Points
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Let’s talk about transferring ThankYou Points to airline partners for redeeming on domestic awards. This is part one in a series that will allow you to master redeeming awards within the United States,…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 1:47am -
  • Delta Devaluation for Awards to Australia, Asia, Africa, and South America for Travel October 1, 2016
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I am re-publishing this post as a reminder that as of October 1, 2016, Delta Skymiles prices for Business Class awards between North American and Australia, Asia, Africa, and South America are becoming…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 7:47pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newMH370 Pilot Planned Suicide Route Before Crash
    A document obtained by New York Magazine reveals some troubling new insights into the actions of the pilot of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. An internal document from the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 obtained…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:47pm -
  • newAirport Security Checks Force Actor to Change Name
    Michael Caine (The Quiet American, The Dark Knight), whose birth name is Maurice Micklewhite, has legally changed his name because of the increased intensity of airport security because of Isis. According to Caine, “An airport security guard would…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:23pm -
  • newDelta to Join Port Authority for LGA Redevelopment
    Delta Air Lines will partner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace Terminals C and D of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with a cutting-edge facility, with the Port Authority agreeing to spend $600 million in order to help const…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:12pm -
  • newThe Only Drink Served Aboard This Flight is Punch: This Week’s Worst Flyers
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:11pm -
  • new24 People Injured in Emergency Evacuation
    An American Airlines plane had to be evacuated before takeoff at the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). American Airlines Flight 1822, with a route from Palm Beach, Florida to Philadelphia, began taxiing down the runway for takeoff without incid…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:11pm -
  • newTSA Agent Accused of Filming Up Passengers’ Skirts
    A uniformed TSA agent was allegedly caught filming up passengers’ skirts with his cell phone. Nicholas James Fernandez, a 29-year-old male Transportation Security Administration officer from Tukwila, Washington, has been arrested and is under inves…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 4:41pm -
  • Virgin Australia Shows New Business Class
    Virgin Australia unveiled its new upgraded international business class – titled “The Business” – at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday. The seats will be available on Virgin Australia’s long-haul Boeing 777-300ER for d…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 10:00am -
  • A Look at The Future of Aircraft Cabins
    An exploration of what could be in the near future for in-flight experience. Faced with crowded airports and uncomfortable, cramped seats, several airlines around the globe are trying to make the passenger experience more pleasant by investing in ne…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 10:00am -
  • Hotel Chain Rebrands Its Airport Properties
    Because its airport hotels are smaller and contain fewer facilities, Yotel is rebranding the properties in an attempt to distinguish them from its other, more central establishments. Of the locations, which will be called Yotel Air, Yotel CEO Hubert…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 10:00am -
  • Airlines Report Profit Loss Due to Threat of Terrorism
    The summer usually sees a peak in earnings, but two European carriers are warning that terror-related incidents have exacerbated already tough market conditions. Both Lufthansa and EasyJet have warned that the threat of terrorism has and will continu…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 10:30pm -

Travel is Free

  • New Startup
    The big announcement is that we’re starting a com […]The post New Startup appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 2:23pm -
  • Where we’ve been, and what’s next
    There’s been confusion (and lots of rumors) about […]The post Where we’ve been, and what’s next appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 7 days ago Jul 16, 2016, 10:12pm -
  • THE Short Introduction Guide to Miles / Points & Credit Cards
    I want to write the post that everyone should share wit […]The post THE Short Introduction Guide to Miles / Points & Credit Cards appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • Our 5 Years Of Travel Photos (12,280) in 3 Min
    I wanted to do something a little weird. The title says […]The post Our 5 Years Of Travel Photos (12,280) in 3 Min appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 11 days ago Jul 12, 2016, 3:42pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newBlog Giveaway: 8,000 Hyatt Points!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Emily and I want to thank you for supporting our blog!  So this week we’re giving away 8,000 Hyatt points. Find out how you can win! Hyatt will be updating its its award chart soon! … Conti…
    - 8 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 8:00am -
  • new6,000 Flying Blue Miles Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in the 6,000 Flying Blue miles giveaway! Find out who won! Congrats to Kazu who won by liking a picture on Instagram! Emily will be in touch on how to get…
    - 8 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 7:30am -
  • Part 10 – Viva Cuba! – What to Do in Havana: Part 1
    Emily:  When I learned about America’s more relaxed policy towards travel to Cuba, I jumped at the opportunity! Cuba has a lot to offer.  My friends and I were drawn to the classic cars, the Art Deco architecture, and, of course, the … Contin…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • “I Think I Got My First Delta Account When I Was Around Age 12”
    Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money! Miles & Points Interview:  GodSaveThePoints.com Gilbert Ott is the creator and writer of God Save The Points.  He writes abo…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:31am -
  • Citi Prestige Changes Confirmed – Lower Bonus, Higher Minimum Spending, but Old Offer Still Available for Now
    I wrote last week about rumors the Citi Prestige would soon be changing, but it wasn’t clear whether the sign-up bonus would increase, decrease, or stay the same. Now, via Reddit, the new offer for the Citi Prestige is online.  … Continue readin…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2016, 12:36am -

Nomadic Matt

  • The Challenges of Being a Gay Solo Backpacker
    Backpacking is a great way to explore the world. However, gay travelers have to deal with a new set of challenges on the road. Learn here how to face obstacles and overcome them when you travel so you can enjoy your backpacking experience to the full…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 1:16pm -
  • Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of Choice
    Choosing where to go can be one of the most difficult choices when it comes to travel. How do you narrow down your destinations, get on with your trip planning, and not suffer the anxiety that comes with choice overload? Here are 6 ways to deal with…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 1:48pm -
  • My Guide to Eating in Austin
    Austin's known for an incredible food scene that has a ton of variety and fresh, local ingredients. After a couple of months in Austin and much food eaten, I've assembled a list of my favorite places thus far. From Asian cuisine to BBQ to American, y…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 1:17pm -
  • How to Travel Easter Island on a Tight Budget
    Easter Island is notoriously expensive to visit because it’s so remote - over 3,700 kilometers away from Santiago, Chile! Use the tips here to find out how to stretch your budget to the max. Learn how to save money on transportation, accommodation…
    - 10 days ago Jul 13, 2016, 1:39pm -
  • One Month Left: A Call for Help
    Dear Reader/Travel Lover/Good Soul, As Maya Angelou said, “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even…
    - 12 days ago Jul 11, 2016, 1:47pm -
  • Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions!
    Time for another reader Q&A! It's been a while since the last time I did this, so I sent out a call for questions from my newsletter readers! In this post, I answer questions about television shows, food, politics, upcoming projects. Besides personal…
    - 16 days ago Jul 7, 2016, 12:12pm -
  • How to Make Kick-Ass Travel Videos
    Introducing our new Travel Video Course, taught by experts Nadine (Hey Nadine) and Kristen (Hopscotch the Globe)! They have over 46,000,000 YouTube views, have worked with big brands, tourism boards, and production companies. In this course, you’ll…
    - 30 days ago Jun 23, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • How to Crush it on Couchsurfing
    Couchsurfing is a great way to save money (it’s free!) and it offers a peek into local life. However, many travelers make bad first impressions that cause them to miss out on being hosted. If you want to stand out from the crowd and stay with amazi…
    - 33 days ago Jun 20, 2016, 2:53pm -
  • How Gay Travel is Different (And Why it Matters)
    Because different questions arise if you are traveling as part of the LGBT community, I'm introducing a new column by LGBT travel guru, Adam Goffman. In this first post, he addresses safety concerns and other worries of gay travelers. The post How G…
    - 37 days ago Jun 16, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Thoughts (and One Wish) on My Birthday
    Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 35. I celebrated by having 1920s Gatsby-themed party, as I love the ’20s. The jazz, fashion, speakeasies, and literature — I wish I could go back in time and experience it! (And yes, I do love Woody Allen’s M…
    - 40 days ago Jun 13, 2016, 1:14pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 45 days ago 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 -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

  • Quick Deal: Earn 1,000 Bonus Singapore KrisFlyer Miles for Shopping Through Their Portal
    A really quick post to highlight you can earn 1,000 bonus miles for shopping through Singapore Airlines shopping portal, KrisFlyer Spree. To earn the 1,000 bonus miles you must spend $120 in one transaction from today through July 26. I’m only high…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 11:46am -
  • Earn 300-600 United Miles for Joining Opinion Miles Club & Taking One Survey
    This definitely isn’t the most lucrative of deals but United is offering its frequent flyer members 300 miles (600 if you are an elite member or MileagePlus card holder) for joining Opinion Miles Club and completing one survey. As the name suggest…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 12:17pm -
  • The Easiest Citibank Reconsideration Call Ever for the Citi Prestige Card
    Update: Looks the bonus will remain at 50k but spending will be increased to $5,000 in 3 months, no more 2x for dining and no more AA lounge access after 6/20/17. Still worth applying for today if you were interested to begin with in my opinion. Unle…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Roundup of Various Offers for 2,500 to 5,000 Free Miles/Points for a Free Solar Energy Consulation
    NRG Home Solar has a series of offers for 2,500 to 5,000 free points/miles in various programs for setting up a free in-home consultation to discuss a solar energy solution for your home and an additional 12,500 to 25,000 miles/points if you signu…
    - 7 days ago Jul 16, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • A Quick Update
    It’s been about two weeks since my last post but I’ve been quite busy with something not quite points and miles related… Our daughter was born this early Sunday morning and both mom & baby are doing quite well. Before the birth, it was a rush…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 11:30am -

milenerd

  • A Pair Of Offers For Cardholders
    Starwood cardholders are getting 2,500 points for adding a user. And United is giving a billion miles away to its cardholders.
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 7:48am -
  • Expedia Hotel Discounts
    It was nice getting this reminder of an Expedia deal I’d forgotten about. $25 off a $100 stay and you can apparently get 3 (or more) of these.
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 7:42am -
  • 2 Hotel Promotions
    Here’s some good incentive to book a Points + Cash stay with IHG. And this is another creative promo from Rocketmiles. Their Alaska offer is probably the best they have going right now. Maybe one day I’ll book one of these. Maybe…  
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 7:06am -
  • A Tale Of 2 Gift Card Companies
    Positive Tale: Reader Jason shared a message from Gift Card Mart, where we now earn 5x points on our Chase Ink cards. Obviously, we all like 5x. Negative Tale: Many of you shared a shitty message about Gift Card Rescue. In short, they suck at busin…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 7:27am -
  • 10,000 Amex Points Once Again
    Man, I’ve posted this deal for a long time. ‘Twas such an innocent world when I first wrote about it… Forget iPhones, we didn’t even own calculators. We had to add with our fingers. And to subtract, we had to have fingers amputated. Back th…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 7:00am -
  • Favorite Place In The World?
    The title says it all. I’m working on a (hopefully) interesting post tackling this question from a unique angle. Pretty simple…if you have an absolute favorite place in the world, can you please let me know what that is? No matter how long or sh…
    - 8 days ago Jul 15, 2016, 9:22am -
  • Economist Deal
    For those who are classier than me (most people) and read The Economist, here’s another deal for it. According to my annoyingly classy friend Rob, this is a better deal than usual – 13,200 Avios for under 200 bucks. He said something long-winde…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 7:19am -
  • 3 More Good Ones
    Yo cranky New Yorkers, will unlimited Uber commuting and/or ice cream make you smile? Pick up 5,000 Marriott points for an in-home chat about solar power. Thanks to reader Doug for sending this. Here’s the return of a promo where you get a bonus…
    - 10 days ago Jul 13, 2016, 8:36am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    If you have a Hyatt credit card, you really need to try and register for this one. You could end up getting a big pile of points out of it. Love the ones that are this easy. Here’s the return of an interesting way to pick up unusually cheap Avio…
    - 11 days ago Jul 12, 2016, 7:31am -
  • Return Of SPG Moments
    Thanks to reader David for pointing out some good stuff with SPG Moments right now. For you guys with kids who love baseball, this one is pretty damn cool. Taking the field with the Cubs would make most grown men in Chicago giddy, let alone the kid…
    - 12 days ago Jul 11, 2016, 8:36am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • Boeing Company Celebrates 100 Years of Aviation Greatness
    The Boeing Company has an undeniable presence in Seattle, even more so than Starbucks, Amazon, or Microsoft. Entire families have worked for the company across multiple generations. Every time I drive to Sea-Tac Airport I crane my neck to get a gli…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 5:02pm -
  • Chase Private Client and 65K For Everyone in Your Family
    A while ago, FrequentMiler detailed how those enrolled in Chase Private Client can get a 65,000-point bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. This is a fantastic bonus in and of itself, since the public offer is “only” 55,000 points (still a gre…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 11:05am -
  • Most Partner Flights Earn More with Alaska Airlines Instead of American
    American Airlines is implementing several changes to its loyalty program on August 1 as it completes its transition to a revenue-based loyalty program. Most travelers will see fewer miles awarded for each flight under revenue-based programs when comp…
    - 7 days ago Jul 16, 2016, 5:21pm -
  • How to Find Award Space Using the Alaska Airlines Website
    Alaska Airlines’ unique award routing rules can present challenges when trying to find award inventory. Most airlines have an award chart that covers the entire globe, but Alaska has a very specific award chart that only covers specific routes.…
    - 8 days ago Jul 15, 2016, 11:05am -
  • Review: Beachside Cottage at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
    Last month I had some empty time in my schedule and was already in Northern California, so I decided to take a quick drive up to Lake Tahoe for a couple nights. It’s someplace I used to go very often when I was young. Those who don’t live in Cal…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 7:53pm -
  • So Which Way Can I Be Wrong About the Hyatt Rebate Promo This Time?
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   Hyatt is clearly playing games with me. A little more than a year ago Hyatt announced a summertime 20% points rebate promotion for award and Points + Cash stays made by Hyatt Visa cardholders. Most folks…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 11:05am -
  • Meetup in Bellevue Next Week
    There have not been any new blog posts today while I work on some housekeeping chores, but I do want to let you know about another Seattle-area meetup next week. Dave is kind enough to host these every month on the third Tuesday, alternating between…
    - 10 days ago Jul 13, 2016, 10:10pm -
  • Save up to 40% on Hyatt Points and Stack with 10% Rebate
    Through July 31, you can purchase Gold Passport points from Hyatt and receive a bonus of up to 40% when you buy at least 5,000. This is a targeted promotion, according to One Mile at a Time, but I’ve got the same offer and I’ve seen many other pe…
    - 11 days ago Jul 12, 2016, 8:16pm -
  • Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Miles (27%) by Transferring Points to Aeroplan
    Aeroplan, the rewards program of Air Canada, is offering up to 55,000 bonus miles when you transfer points from select hotel partners between July 11 and August 14. This works out to a potential 27.5% bonus and could be worthwhile for some travelers.…
    - 11 days ago Jul 12, 2016, 4:49pm -
  • Five Ways to Have Fun on Your Next Business Trip
    While business travel usually involves a packed schedule that maximizes your time away from the office, don’t overlook the fact that you’re still entitled to a reasonable balance of work and pleasure. Most people kick up their feet at home after…
    - 11 days ago Jul 12, 2016, 2:45pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newIHOP Pancake Revolution – Get Free Full Stack of Pancakes
    Join the IHOP Pancake Revolution to get a Free Full Stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity Pancakes.You'll get free pancakes just for signing up, free pancakes every year on your anniversary of joining, and free pancakes every year on your birthday.T…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:14pm -
  • newDel Taco Raving Fan eClub – 2 Free Grilled Chicken Tacos for Joining and Free Birthday Shake
    You can get 2 Free Grilled Chicken Tacos when you sign up for Del Taco restaurant's Raving Fan eClub.Plus, you'll get a Free Regular Size Premium Shake on your birthday with vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry flavors available.The post Del Taco Ravi…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:55pm -
  • BTC2BID – Private Bitcoin Auctions – $10 BTC Sign-Up Bonus and $10 Referrals
    BTC2BID is an online platform that offers private Bitcoin Auctions, where you can bid to buy and sell Bitcoins using cash with in-person transactions between other members around the world.Plus, you can earn a $10 BTC2BID Sign-Up Bonus just for crea…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 11:04pm -
  • Ingo Money Check Cashing App $20 Referral Bonus – Plus $5 Sign-Up Bonus
    Updated 7/21/2016 - $5 Bonus for All Users: Ingo Money has cashed $10 Billion in checks since they started, and to celebrate, they are offering all new and current users a $5 bonus when you cash your next check.Ingo Money is a mobile app that lets y…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 2:08pm -
  • Meridian Bank $200 Checking Account Bonus in Pennsylvania
    Meridian Bank in Pennsylvania will give you a $200 bonus to open a new checking account at their new branch location in Doylestown.Meridian Bank has locations in Media, Paoli, Doylestown, and West Chester, Pennsylvania, but this specific offer is on…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 2:06pm -
  • Chase Private Client Program – Exclusive Benefits and Services
    Qualifying Chase customers can get access to the Chase Private Client program, which offers a dedicated banking and investing team as well as a variety of exclusive benefits and services.See how you can avoid banking fees, get a better Chase Sapphir…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 2:04pm -
  • Wag On-Demand Dog Walkers – $20 Credit for First Walk Free
    Wag is an on-demand dog walking service that connects you with other dog lovers in your community, so that you can hire dog walkers, dog sitters, and dog boarding services 7 days a week from trusted people.Plus, when you sign up for a Free Wag Accou…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 10:22pm -
  • Busbud – Bus Ticket Booking Service – $5 Credit and $5 Referrals
    Busbud is a worldwide bus ticket booking service that lets you buy bus tickets online or in-app from many popular bus companies for travel between hundreds of cities around the world.Just sign up via this Busbud $5 Free Credit Link to get a $5 disco…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 5:27pm -
  • KeyBank Personal Checking Account $300 Cash Reward Bonus Promotion
    KeyBank is offering a $300 bonus when you open a personal checking account through July 22, 2016, when you make 1 direct deposit of $500 or more within 60 days.KeyBank can open and service accounts in the following states: AK, CO, ID, IN, ME, MI, NY…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 7:12am -
  • Groupon Referrals for $10 Groupon Bucks Bonuses – Plus $10 Off $25 for New Customers
    The Groupon discount network is currently offering a $10 Groupon Bucks bonus for each new member that you refer to Groupon.com.Plus, new customers can get $10 off your first Groupon when you Sign Up for Groupon and use Promo Code "WELCOME" at checko…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 6:04pm -

Boarding Area

  • newPostcards: Trient
    Old Trient (Italien)
    - 17 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:24pm -
  • newWeekly Review: July 23, 2016
    Happy Saturday!I'm spending much of my weekend in Toronto, between two big trips I'm taking. I just got back from Norway and Russia, and will shortly be departing on a crazy round the world trip on China Eastern, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saud…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:33pm -
  • newWie beginnen?
    Neu hier? Wie soll man beginnen? Alles ein wenig verwirrend, aber sich ein wenig einzulesen, kann das Reisen viel einfacher und lustiger machen.
    - 2 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:07pm -
  • newCathay Pacific’s First A350 Delayed When Passenger Pulls Off Ceiling Panel
    I really enjoy flying Hong Kong-based oneworld airline Cathay Pacific on short haul flights, because while they do have a 'short haul' business class (which is better than US airline first class) often short flights like the 1049 mile Hong Kong - Ban…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:04pm -
  • newHuge Citi Prestige Changes, Product Changing to Costco, Award Change Fees & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web The Citi Prestige Changes Are Here: What Changed & What Didn’t – Details of the new l…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • new$10 Free To Nordstrom Live
    Back in June we told you about a sweet deal at Nordstrom where when you signed up for their new frequent shopper program, you got a free $10 to spend at their Anniversary sale! Well, yesterday I finally received my free $10! So check your emails and…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:43pm -
  • newRoutes: Alaska, JetSuite, Southwest, United, American, Spirit, Frontier
    In domestic route news, Alaska will add several routes into Newark; JetSuite plans a new California Corridor route; Southwest has its eye on Long Beach-Las Vegas service; United and American grow at Memphis; and Frontier and Spirit expand their Flori…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:06pm -
  • new2000 Bonus United Miles and Comparison of First Class Caviar
    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 2000 Bonus United Miles and Comparison of First Class Caviar...
    - 4 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:04pm -
  • newHas The Mystery Of MH370 Finally Been Solved?
    The greatest mystery in modern aviation has been that of MH370, where in March of 2014 a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur, while enroute to Beijing. With modern technology I find it amazing that a 7…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 11:17am -
  • newAirbnb: Looking through the Local Lens
    Airbnb is growing bigger as the new way to stay, and is perhaps no longer a fad but a real phenomenon. Here is a lowdown about airbnb and why you should look at it when you travel.The post Airbnb: Looking through the Local Lens appeared first on Liv…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 11:10am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newAre Bank Credit Card Points The Way To Go?
    I’m normally not a big fan of having points just for the sake of having them (unless you got those points for free). There’s no need, for instance, to apply for a United Airlines credit card if you are never going to fly them. Thus, do you need C…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:41am -
  • Lufthansa Surprise: Guess Where You’re Going?
    This feature from Lufthansa may be something that I never get to use, but I have to admit, it looks pretty cool. Surprise! If you’ve got a lot of time, flexibility and live near Frankfurt or Munich, Lufty has something for you. It’s not an opport…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 2:24pm -
  • Is Citi Prestige Eliminating Admirals Club Access in 2017?
    Well, this is ugly. Citibank seems to have prematurely leaked information that it will be eliminating Admirals Club access in June, 2017, as one of the benefits of the card. If true, that would significantly impact the value of what has been my favor…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 1:50pm -
  • Just A Couple Of Weekend Tidbits
    Normally, I’m happy if I get one good bit of info from a single source in a week. But two? Hey, twice as good. Why Do We Need A Seatbelt Demonstration? It’s a plane ritual. No matter what class of service, destination or amount of luggage you car…
    - 6 days ago Jul 17, 2016, 8:33pm -
  • Shocker: The Airlines Lose A Round in Washington
    I had a few other topics I wanted to talk about today, but they are going to have to wait a day so that I can discuss the new FAA reauthorization bill. And, before your eyes roll, I’ll tell you that there are a few pieces in it that might interest…
    - 8 days ago Jul 15, 2016, 2:33pm -
  • Priority Pass: A Must for International Travelers
    While I often write about lounges, it’s usually domestic ones that I address. Today, I’m going to talk about international lounges and how to access them (for free). What Are Airline Lounges? Airport lounges are areas sponsored by (usually) indiv…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 11:34pm -
  • A Rental Car Bonus (And Discussion)
    A United Deal So we’ll get the deal out of the way first. “Up to 40% off” a rental with Hertz, 500 United miles per rental and 1,500 bonus miles when you book a mid-size or larger. Ho-hum. It’s not a bad one if you want United miles; otherwis…
    - 10 days ago Jul 13, 2016, 2:24pm -
  • What’s Happening in The Airline Industry…
    And we’re back! Just got back to the US yesterday and am recovering from jet lag while trying to figure out why thousands of people are walking around staring at their cell phones, trying to catch imaginary objects. Qatar Taking A Share in Lan Airl…
    - 11 days ago Jul 12, 2016, 3:44pm -
  • Delta Launches Award Travel Sale
    Mileage Sale In case you feel like burning some Delta miles, they’re launching a fare sale. Delta eliminated its award chart, so we don’t know how much of a sale it is, of course. Get some options here.     Hat tip to VFTW where I first saw t…
    - 13 days ago Jul 10, 2016, 5:07pm -
  • Buying Miles: One Okay, One Not Okay
    I’m not a fan of buying miles when the airlines are offering to sell them to you directly. The rule of thumb with airlines, for anything other than seats, is that, if they’re selling it, you don’t want to be buying it. There are times, however,…
    - 15 days ago Jul 8, 2016, 5:08pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • Top 10 Credit Cards For December 2015
    December 2015 has loads of deals in the credit card space. Chase and Citibank dominate this month's top ten list, earning a combined eight (!!) nominations. That isn't to say there aren't many, many other...
    - Dec 1, 2015, 11:45am -
  • You Already Have The World’s Best Travel App
    We were lost. Maybe it was the fact we hadn’t stopped travelling for ten months, but Andrea and I had slipped when it came to planning. Our new plan: arrive via plane, bus or train and then figure it out...
    - Nov 9, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • Why Retail Cards Hurt Your Credit Score
    I have never been a big mall person. For me, spending time in a retail store is somewhere between a trip to the dentist and slow torture with no end in sight – especially with the limited risk and lucrative...
    - Nov 1, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Visit Russia For 72 Hours Without A Visa
    The 72-hour visa free ferry to visit Russia can save hundreds of dollars for US citizens traveling to the country. But it was bittersweet for Andrea and I, as we recently spent 4 nights at the grandiose InterContinental Moscow – and paid dearly…
    - Oct 19, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTrial by Jury is now scheduled in the USAIRWAYS( Now American Airlines) lawsuit 4757 miles
    Remember the 2011 dispute about USAIRWAYS offer of 4757 Dividend Miles per transaction.Remember the offer was available only via Dividend Miles member while they were logged in to their accounts. The offer stated that the offer was made " ON BEHALF o…
    - 12 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:29pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 1 hour ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:25pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 1 hour ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:21pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:26pm -
  • newHeads up: The Billion Mile Giveaway starts August 1
    Hi everyone,August 1, 2016 is the first day for United MileagePlus Chase Cardmembers to enter The Billion Mile Giveaway. As the name implies, we’re literally giving away one billion miles (yes, you read that right).Every time you use your United…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:10pm -
  • newPossible MH370 Sightng
    Let us hope this assists in locating this flight, passengers, and crew. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/0...h-possibly-linked-to-mh370.html?intcmp=hplnws
    - 5 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 10:25am -
  • newTexas tastes
    Met lili at SFO to start another excellent adventurecentering on the wonderful world of beef.The Centurion Lounge is in the United terminal, andwe were flying American, so this involved an extrasecurity, which on this occasion set us back no more…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:20pm -
  • newWould You Pay £30 for Your Dog to Dine in a Restaurant?
    Would You Pay £30 for Your Dog to Dine in a Restaurant?Fancy a honey and banana biscuit served with herbal tea for elevenses? Or maybe a slice of cake slathered in whipped yoghurt icing? No, not you dear reader – I’m talking to your hound. Hu…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:49pm -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD7
    Star MegaDO 7: Sep 13-16 - ZRH – XFW – JMK – ATHImagine being on a chartered aircraft with 150 of your closest friends, jetting off to once in a lifetime aviation and travel themed experiences. MegaDO brings you just that journey, and over the…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 8:03pm -
  • Daily Bonus Offers Highlight
    Yesterday we started a feature on the blog portion of FFB where we will highlight a new bonus offer that was posted to the FFB sites that day. With upwards of 30 new offers added to the sites each day this bonus offer highlight feature will make it e…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 12:56pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newEarliest SIN bag drop
    Hi, Can anyone tell me when is the earliest one can drop off checked bags for QR0947 (SIN-DOH, 9:20pm scheduled departure)? Thanks. Regards, NC
    - 4 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:37pm -
  • newAsia IRROPS
    I've had my fair share of disruptions over the years but had a particularly interesting set of events over the last 36 hours and would appreciate guidance from the seasoned travelers on how best to handle. Mrs Dannyb111 and I got married last...
    - 6 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:35pm -
  • newAMS early bag drop
    Hi, Can anyone tell me when is the earliest one can drop off checked bags for QR0274 (AMS-DOH, 6pm scheduled departure)? Thanks. Regards, NC
    - 8 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:33pm -
  • newLogic of the AC 7551 flight sequence on 7/21
    Trying to understand the logic and reasoning behind some of the decision making on the AC7551 on Thursday, July 21st except to save money on putting up hotels for the stranded passenger. This flight was scheduled to depart at 5:30pm from ATL to...
    - 19 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:22pm -
  • newTravelling to Rio and Iguazu Falls after Olympics (Safety)
    I'm trying to get a better picture of the risks involved in going to Rio after the Olympics (early September). It's all over the news that crime is up among many other bad things going on. Trying to figure out if the recent increase in reporting...
    - 23 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:18pm -
  • newKLM, DL (Skyteam): CMB-SFO Roundtrip ~1900
    May be difficult to book due to flying on Sri Lankan airlines. http://goo.gl/flights/MXWq Outbound flight Tue, Nov 8 2:10 am – 8:35 am Colombo (CMB) – Amsterdam (AMS) KLM 874 · Business Class · Boeing 787
    - 27 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:14pm -
  • newMarch Delayed Flight & Compensation
    On a Sunday in early March, I was booked on AC7312, which got delayed 1.5 hours. I told the flight attendant that I would have this tight connection, and she told me that she would take care of it. When the plane landed in YYZ, she basically told me.…
    - 38 mins ago Jul 23, 2016, 3:03pm -
  • newDenied boarding: what compensation should I get?
    Hi everyone, I was scheduled to fly to a North American city this week, with a stopover there for 23 hours, after which I would continue my journey to another city in the US. My return flight home is next week from the caribbean. The first...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:32pm -
  • newRoom Upgrade Process?
    Does your chances of getting an upgrade to say a suite room increase (given rooms available) if you book a Deluxe room vs the lower price Superior Room? Usually when I book a Superior room I get upgraded to Deluxe. The holiday inn I am looking...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:30pm -
  • newAdvice on visiting Bhutan
    Wife, two kids (10 & 5 yr old) and myself will be in India next year and we are looking for a week getaway. Wife suggested Bhutan and I would like to go, but am concerned that the kids will get bored and annoy us. I was looking at the Aman...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 2:06pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWells Fargo Cash Wise $200 bonus [targeted]
    I know there was some disappointment to find there was no bonus offer with the wells fargo cash wise credit card. I was quite disappointed as well. As an employee, I'm just letting all of you know that there is a targeted offer now for the new wells…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 1:47pm -
  • newManufactured Spending Saturday - Week of July 23, 2016
    Welcome to MS Saturday at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 11:03am -
  • newVenmo showing up as Cash Advance? BoA
    So I received my 5 BoA MLB cards. I put some spend on them, and also made some venmo payments. I was wondering why I wasn't receiving cash back bonus for the Venmo payments, then I noticed that they were all coded as cash advance. Has anyone had this…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 1:08am -
  • newDP: Citi Prestige in-branch T&Cs rec'd on 7/22 = 50K TYP with $5K over 3 mths
    I am a Citigold customer so stopped into a branch in San Francisco today to try and lock in the 50K/$3K with the $350 AF. Unfortunately the T&Cs I received had an increased minimum spend of $5K over three months and made no mention of Admirals Club a…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:56am -
  • newBig Citi Prestige changes coming (removing 1.6¢ AA Redemptions, 4th night free changes, removal of golf)
    News is coming out on the blogs that the Citi Prestige is getting the following changes starting on July 27, 2017: 1.6 cent per point redemptions on American Airlines are being removed. All airline redemptions will be at a value of 1.25 cents each. T…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 12:23am -
  • newEver since the MB 75k, I've been bored off my rocker. How are you coping?
    This is not a "what card Wednesday?" This is a, "what's going on around here?" I signed my wife up for the BA 50k out of boredom the other day. This seems to be the slowest 6 weeks of new card offers in the last 2 years. Am I missing something? Edit:…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 11:48pm -
  • newMLB BofA Cards Arrived
    submitted by /u/ioncebeatciv5ondiety [link] [comments]
    - 19 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:04pm -
  • newWow 10 of my BoA cards disappeared on my account
    This just happened without any warning. I had applied and was approved for 12 MLB cards along with 2 BBR and was able to successfully unfreeze all my accounts after talking with reps (only 1 MLB was frozen). But then today when I logged on I am only…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 6:45pm -
  • newAmex PRG retention experience - account closed by mistake
    Called in this morning to see if any retention offers were available on my PRG. Long story short, I accepted (and was read all the legal terms and guaranteed I would keep my card open) $50 now and $50 after $500 spend in 60 days. Nothing out of the o…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 6:31pm -
  • GiftCardRescue is Now Closed
    submitted by /u/itisike [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 1:54pm -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Style: Tom Roelens
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Tom Roelens Occupation: General Manager, Four Seasons…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:23pm -
  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring a Rubber Door Stop
    Bring a Rubber Door Stop Greetings from the JW Marriott in Bloomington, Minnesota! I’m here for Natalie’s destination baby shower at Mall of America (yes, it’s a new thing). If you want to follow my travels in real time, here are my social chan…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 22, 2016, 6:33pm -
  • Why You Must Visit Kerala, India
    While living abroad for so many years now, and as a cultural explorer myself, India has always topped my wishlist. Long before I started my globetrotting journey, it was on my radar as a Brazilian. We have always had a lot of affinity for the India…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 9:39pm -
  • Travel Product of the Week: Modobag
    Last week while attending the TBEX conference in Stockholm, I met Kevin O’Donnell and Boyd Bruner, entrepreneurs from Chicago. These guys caught my attention (and everyone else’s) by cruising around on what they call “the world’s first motor…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 5:29pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: How to Get Your Money Back If You’re Downgraded
    How to Get Your Money Back If You’re Downgraded My buddy Joe Brancatelli recently wrote an eye-opening tip about how to get your money back if you’re downgraded on a flight. Fortunately, this has never happened to me, but I know plenty of people…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Marla Meridith
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Marla Meridith Occupation: Lifestyle blogger Hometown…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 9:39pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Where to Buy Discounted Baseball Tickets
    Where to Buy Discounted Baseball Tickets One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to take in a baseball game—especially if it’s at a baseball stadium I’ve never been to. I’ve been to 20 major ballparks in the United States to see th…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 5:30pm -
  • The Haymarket: Stockholm’s Instant Classic
    Sweden’s new Haymarket hotel is a multi-faceted destination in itself. I’ve flown across the Atlantic Ocean into the heart of Scandinavia—where I’m transported into America’s Golden Age? The Haymarket hotel’s ground-floor lobby bar, Amer…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • How to Fly in SAS Business or Premium Economy for Cheap
    I just returned from Stockholm, Sweden, where I attended the most recent TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) conference. The organizers booked me on SAS, which I hadn’t flown for several years (since 2010, actually). SAS is nice, but I knew I didn’t…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 12:28pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 20, 2016
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Cruise lines cancel calls in Nice in wake of attack CT Scanners Could End the Liquid Ban, And They’re Coming to Phoenix This Year Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps Passport Snafu Almos…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 12:00pm -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • newWelcome to the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair DO!
    Welcome to the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair DO! We are all here this weekend to learn more about stuff we do, you know, travel and hacking and stuff like that… TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You ca…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 23, 2016, 10:30am -
  • New Citi Prestige Card Offer, Hyatt Diamond, Why Concorde Failed
    We bring you the new New Citi Prestige Card Offer details and they are not good, how to get Hyatt Diamond benefits without having the actual status, learn why the Concorde failed, wait for the new Cathay Pacific credit card, learn about coffee and la…
    - 1 day ago Jul 22, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Pooling ThankYou Points, Hyatt Platinum, Krakow Drinking
    We bring you a guide on pooling ThankYou points, show you all you need to know about Hyatt Platinum, visit Krakow drinking 24 hours, do crazy stuff in Greece, learn about computer science, coffee, financial stress, car maintenance costs, immigration,…
    - 2 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Best Treks, United Bribes, Ghost City Ani, Deflated Prestige
    We bring you the best treks in the world, learn how United bribes, visit the Ghost City of Ani, weep over the deflated Prestige card, fantasize about visiting the new Conrad near Bora Bora, marvel at some amazing ancient architectural wonders, go to…
    - 3 days ago Jul 20, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Citi Prestige Ticking Clock, Secret Beaches, Ethiopia’s Tourism
    We bring you the latest on the Citi Prestige card and its infamous ticking clock, swim in secret beaches, learn more about Ethiopia’s tourism, laugh at the most absurd wedding announcement, learn more about Chase’s Private Client division, learn…
    - 4 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Alaska Awards, Free Amex Points, Teufelsberg, Hyatt Empathy
    We bring you more on Alaska Airlines awards, insist on getting you free Amex points, visit Teufelsberg in Berlin, learn about Hyatt empathy, get the latest on the Travel Is Free blog, bring you a new site that is supposed to help you book with ITA ma…
    - 5 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Free Upgrades End, Wine Lovers Trips, Faroe Islands Sheep
    We bring you the old news of the end of free upgrades, some special travel destinations for wine lovers, check out Faroe Islands sheep, an absolutely fantastic personal finance post about the known saying “This will end badly” that you undoubtedl…
    - 6 days ago Jul 17, 2016, 10:30am -
  • More Free Amex Points, Northlandz, Onefinestay CEO Interview
    We try to get you more free Amex points, visit amazing Northlandz, read a recent Onefinestay CEO Interview talk about where the industry is going, loyalty, convenience, takeover by Accor and not much else! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Ins…
    - 7 days ago Jul 16, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Oversold Prestige Card, Upgrades For Sale, Do NOT Buy Miles
    We bring you the oversold Prestige card & myriad ways of how it is sold, upgrades for sale, warn you NOT to buy miles or points, get stung by yet another restriction by another bank, get more dinero for opening back accounts at the bank of Jamie, Acc…
    - 8 days ago Jul 15, 2016, 10:15am -
  • Chase Bank $500 Bonus, Accor Le Club, Best Greek Islands, Outside Paris
    We bring you the promo of Chase Bank for $500 bonus, we show you how Accor Le Club sucks, visit the best Greek Islands & outside Paris, check out the best tourism websites in the world, travel to Elizabeth Taylor’s Mexican hideaway, read two inspir…
    - 9 days ago Jul 14, 2016, 10:30am -