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The Points Guy

  • newDip Into the Sexiest Hotel Pools Around the World
    Summer’s almost upon us, and in most areas of the world, that means heat! There’s really no better way to enjoy warm weather than a refreshing pool experience, so to make sure we stay cool, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino leads us to some of the most…
    - 13 hours ago May 29, 2015, 9:29pm -
  • newVirgin America 60% Bonus on Purchased Points
    Now through June 25, 2015, Virgin America is offering bonuses of up to 60% on purchased miles. Unlike some past Virgin buy miles promos, which were just a flat bonus no matter how many points you purchased, this one is tiered. Here’s how the bonu…
    - 13 hours ago May 29, 2015, 9:01pm -
  • newUS Expanding Customs Preclearance to 9 New Countries
    If you’ve traveled to the US from Canada; Dublin and Shannon in Ireland; or any number of airports in the Caribbean, you’ve probably encountered a Department of Homeland Security Preclearance facility before boarding your flight home. Unique to…
    - 13 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:38pm -
  • newWine Travel: Margaret River, Western Australia
    This week, we kick off a new series on wine travel by TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen. He’s just launched a new website called Cluster Crush, which features all kinds of useful (and fun) information about the world of wine, from basic educatio…
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:09pm -
  • newLast Chance for the IHG Rewards Card 70,000 Points Offer
    As a reminder, the increased 70,000-point sign-up bonus for the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card ends this Sunday, May 31, so if you’ve been thinking of getting this card, now is the time. To qualify for this offer, you must spend $1,000 wi…
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newGoogle Bringing Improved Credit Card Payments to Android Phones
    You’ve probably heard enough about Apple Pay on iPhones and the Apple Watch already, but what about an equivalent for Android users? Beginning with Android M, the next version of Google’s smartphone OS, you’ll be able to swipe a credit card pa…
    - 15 hours ago May 29, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • newCuba Removed from US State-Sponsored Terrorism List
    As relations between the United States and Cuba improve, the Obama administration has just announced that Cuba will be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The order to remove Cuba from the US terrorism blacklist was signed by Secre…
    - 16 hours ago May 29, 2015, 6:18pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Flights to Hong Kong From $574
    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 Easter…
    - 16 hours ago May 29, 2015, 5:40pm -
  • newPoints Intervention: Paying Bills with a Credit Card
    In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. This month I’m working with small-business owners — just in time for them to take advantage of the Chase Ink Plus Business card’s current offer of 50,000 bonus points afte…
    - 18 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:29pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Head to São Paulo from $488 on Delta and United
    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…
    - 19 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:20pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newRick’s Picks: FTG Readers’ Favorite Cards, Part 3 (Limited-Time Offer!)
    [Note: I have no idea what credit cards you as individuals are applying for unless you, as an individual, tell me by email or in a comment about your personal experiences. And what we can glean from your comments, emails and general statistics paint…
    - 9 hours ago May 30, 2015, 1:00am -
  • newReedem Wisely: My IHG Rewards Club Strategy
    IHG Rewards Club is one of the largest hotel rewards programs, with over 4,500 properties worldwide. IHG has nine hotel categories, with free nights ranging from 10,000 – 50,000 points per night. The best redemption value are Pointbreaks awards, a…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • newRumor Has It: Increased Offer to Expire Sunday
    Our little birds tell us that the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card increased sign-up offer will expire on May 31, 2015. How will you cross the Narrow Sea to meet the Queen of Dragons without those 70,000 bonus points? [Image via]
    - 13 hours ago May 29, 2015, 9:01pm -
  • newHave Bad Credit? You Can Still Take Advantage of Great Credit Offers
    If you’re new to the world of credit and credit cards or have previously had bad experiences with credit in the past, getting approved for a top travel rewards card simply isn’t easy. There is no way to fix your credit overnight. Before you can b…
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newMega Bargains: Has Air Travel Ever Been This Cheap?
    The Flight Deal is a website that publishes many of the best deals available for air travel. I subscribe to their daily newsletter and recommend every traveler do the same in order to make sure you do not miss out on potential relevant deals. The dea…
    - 17 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:43pm -
  • Best Credit Card Perks for Families – Free Hotel Nights
    We all know how lucrative points and miles can be for family travel, but there is one other huge perk that I love about this hobby: random free nights. You know, the free nights certain cards offer each year upon card renewal, or after your first pur…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Double Good News for Double Your HHonors
    Good news: Hilton has decided to extend the Double Your HHonors promotion through August 31. Earn Double Points or Double Miles with any of their 60+ airline partners when you stay at Hilton hotels or resorts from June 1 through August 31, 2015. Be…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 11:02pm -
  • How to Apply for a Credit Card With No Income
    You can, you can, you can! You just need to understand what the credit card application is asking and you’ll see that you very well could qualify. If you want to know who has the final say in the wording on credit card applications you can look no…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Why Applying for Credit Cards Is a Game of Patience
    As one of the cogs that turns the engine of the American economy (read: small business), it has become apparent to me that I finally need to break down and open a business credit card. Aside from the normal advantages (keeping spending cleaner, sepa…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Book It Now: Four Days Until Club Carlson Devaluation
    The Club Carlson rewards program we have all learned to love over the last couple of years (thanks mainly to a very generous credit card) will be significantly devaluated on June 1, 2015. Most of Carlson Rezidor’s best properties will be moving to…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 5:49pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newTransaero Has No Plan To Fly The A380 To New York… Or At All?
    On Wednesday I posted about how Transaero would apparently be taking delivery of two A380s this summer, which they intended to fly to New York JFK and Vladivostok. At least this was the plan according to a Russian governor. I've long been intrigued b…
    - 9 hours ago May 30, 2015, 12:33am -
  • newGreat Update On Hyatt Olive 8-Gate!
    Earlier this week I posted about some fishy inventory management at the Hyatt at Olive 8 which effectively blocked any award redemptions for 91 consecutive days this summer, via a creative plan to make Deluxe King rooms available only in "packages,"…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 10:33pm -
  • newLast Chance For The IHG Rewards Club Card Limited Time Sign-Up Bonus
    I’ve written in the past about the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card, which I’d argue is the single most compelling hotel credit card to keep long term. As I've explained before, the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card comes with a 70,000 poi…
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:03pm -
  • newReview: SPG Moments With Paul McCartney
    There is no doubt Starwood Preferred Guest points are one of the most valuable currencies out there. With great hotel redemptions and airline transfer partners, there are a lot of ways to get great value out of your SPG points. Another, perhaps lesse…
    - 16 hours ago May 29, 2015, 6:03pm -
  • newUp To 60% Bonus On Purchased Virgin America Elevate Points
    Virgin America’s Elevate program is offering up to a 60% bonus on the purchase of points through June 25, 2015. The bonus is tiered, meaning the more points you purchase, the bigger the bonus: -- Buy 1,500-4,500 points, get a 30% bonus -- Buy 5,000…
    - 17 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • newUnited Incorrectly Charging Award Redeposit Fees
    On April 15, United discontinued the largely unpublished policy of "inherited" status on award tickets. This meant that the person flying on the award ticket would no longer have the benefits associated with the Premier from who's account the ticket…
    - 19 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:03pm -
  • newWhen Airline Customer Relations Responds Too Quickly
    I've just wrapped up my third trip of the month to Beijing, and suffice to say I'm tired. In the past few weeks I've done six segments between the US and China in American first class. As I've written about, American first class is quite an underwhel…
    - 20 hours ago May 29, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • newReview: Beach Palace Hotel / Ui Inn Maldives
    As I explained in the introduction post, I unfortunately had virtually no flexibility with the outbound portion of this trip, since I had a commitment in New York two days before I was supposed to check into the Park Hyatt Maldives. Due to how things…
    - 22 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:33am -
  • Gogo Raises Unlimited Pass Prices For Existing Members
    As I've explained many times before, inflight wifi has really changed my ability to travel. As someone who can work from a laptop with an internet connection anywhere in the world, it greatly reduces the “opportunity cost” of time I spend on plan…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 12:33am -
  • Hilton Double Your HHonors Promotion Extended And Improved
    In late January I posted about how Hilton announced that they would change the way they do HHonors promotions as of this year. As I explained, Hilton will be offering two global HHonors promotions annually, rather than the four we became accustomed t…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 11:13pm -

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

  • newBet You Didn’t Know: A $50 credit on the Virgin America card using the shopping cart trick
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   The shopping cart trick has changed. Maybe. Or maybe not. I actually didn’t know there was even the possibility it had changed until I started reading reports about it. Then I decided to try it perso…
    - 24 hours ago May 29, 2015, 10:25am -
  • A new comparison of Citi Prestige, Premier, and Preferred cards
    Note: This post is a re-write of a previously published post: Citi Prestige vs Premier vs Preferred. Since that post was written, there have been big changes in the ThankYou program… Lately I’ve had a bit of a crush on my Citi Prestige card. I si…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 10:25am -
  • Mileage Running for AA Executive Platinum status. EQMs vs. EQPs
    Lately I’ve been suffering from mileage-run paralysis.  I need to book additional One World flights in order to re-up my AA Executive Platinum status for 2016, but I haven’t yet picked a strategy.  Should I focus on earning EQMs (Elite Qualifyi…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 10:45am -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier keeps getting better
    I don’t know how I missed this, but a reader named Mike let me know that the Citi ThankYou Premier card now offers 1.25 cents per point value towards hotels, cruises, and car rentals!  Previously, the card’s enhanced redemption value was limited…
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 5:17pm -
  • Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards
    This is part 4 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”. The goal is to find the combination of 2, 3, or maybe 4 credit cards that, together, offer the best rewards for day to day spend. The series, so far, is as follows: Best credit c…
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 10:25am -
  • 2015 predictions revisited. Are we near the end of the SkyPesos moniker?
    At the start of the year, in the post “Predictions for 2015, 83.3% guaranteed,” I reviewed my predictions from 2014 and published new predictions for 2015.  The title of the post came from the idea that 5 out of my 6 2015 predictions had come tr…
    - 5 days ago May 25, 2015, 10:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 05/24/2015
    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 May 24, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Best Flexible Points Currency, Rules for Multiple Chase Inks, GiftCardMall Portal Warning & 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 and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Ink Rules: Opt…
    - 7 days ago May 23, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Free manufactured spend. What’s left?
    On the surface, the points & miles game appears to be incredibly easy.  To earn hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of points & miles simply do the following: Sign up for the best credit card offers Get lots of points & miles from the signup bonu…
    - 8 days ago May 22, 2015, 10:25am -
  • Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best?
    The big 3 credit card issuers, Amex, Chase, and Citibank, have a lot in common.  Each offers a proprietary rewards program in which points can be redeemed for travel or merchandise.  Each allows points to be transferred to a selection of airline an…
    - 9 days ago May 21, 2015, 10:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • PSA: If you structure transactions, the government will ruin your life. Don't do it
    I've shared a couple news articles on Twitter recently about people being charged by the federal government with structuring transactions.In the first case, after being warned by the IRS not to continue, a businessman regularly deposited just less th…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Down to the wire: booking speculative Club Carlson vacations, with examples
    As faithful readers know, in the next few days the Club Carlson program will undergo two catastrophic devaluations: co-branded credit card holders will lose the free last night on award reservations of two or more nights; and a vast swath of Club Ca…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 8:06pm -
  • Price compression and mileage running
    I like to use the term "price compression" to refer to the interaction of two benefits to travel hacking:The out-of-pocket price paid for travel is lower;The difference between the out-of-pocket price paid for more-expensive and less-expensive tra…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Pro tip: flying as a dual Alaska-Delta elite
    I've written before about my transition this year from Delta Platinum Medallion to Alaska MVP Gold 75K status. In short, I couldn't justify crediting my paid Delta flights to the SkyMiles program now that they've moved to revenue-based earning and v…
    - 5 days ago May 25, 2015, 9:59am -
  • In defense of American Express for Target
    American Express for Target prepaid cards were, until earlier this month, one of two popular methods for running up credit credit spend at Target store locations. Loads of up to $1,000 cost $3 each, and it was possible to liquidate the funds on the…
    - 9 days ago May 21, 2015, 9:59am -
  • I'm not loading up on business Amex gift cards today (but you probably should!)
    In case you missed it, perhaps because of job responsibilities in the formal economy, today TopCashBack (my referral link) is offering 2.25% cash back on business American Express gift cards purchased after clicking through their shopping portal.To…
    - 11 days ago May 19, 2015, 8:11pm -
  • An interesting FlyerTalk thread on blogging and bloggers
    These days I don't spend much time reading other blogs, or FlyerTalk for that matter (although I do periodically post random thoughts on savings and investment in the Saverocity Forum). I'll skim the headlines in my RSS reader for new American Expre…
    - 11 days ago May 19, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Documents responsive to United Danish Kroner mistake fare FOIA request
    A reader passed along and asked that I share some documents provided by the Department of Transportation in response to his FOIA request regarding the Danish Kroner mistake in February, 2015. For those who weren't following the play-by-play, this was…
    - 12 days ago May 18, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Suntrust has politely asked that you step up your game
    It seems that in the last few days Suntrust has been mailing letters to holders of Delta SkyMiles-earning debit cards, notifying them of a radical devaluation in the terms of the program, effective July 25, 2015.Via Doctor of Credit, for cardholders…
    - 17 days ago May 13, 2015, 7:57pm -
  • Anniversary post: your economy doesn't interest me much
    A little historyI graduated from college in 2007, and that fall decided to pursue a longtime dream of mine: teaching English in Russia, where I had studied abroad as an undergraduate. In the fall of 2008, I returned to the United States to look for…
    - 17 days ago May 13, 2015, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • 3X AAdvantage Miles Offer
    For sometime now Citi has been sending out offers to increase spend on their cards. I keep getting such offers in the mail targeted towards my Citi AA Executive cards. The basic details are quite simple: you earn 3x miles on any purchase made at Depa…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 7:02am -
  • Which Hotel Credit Cards Give You a Free Annual Night?
    When it comes down to paying the annual fee on hotel credit cards you want to be sure your getting the best bang for your buck. There are a lot of different cards to choose from and almost all hotel credit cards that come to mind have an annual fee i…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 10:58am -
  • Aer Lingus A Oneworld Member, New Use For AA Miles
    Ireland’s major airline, Aer Lingus, will be taken over by British Airways which will make it a Oneworld member. Of course when one thinks about British Airways, the first thought that comes to mind are fuel surcharges, but in this case we may actu…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 7:23am -
  • Best Super Durable Travel Duffel Bags
    When it comes to adventure travel you never fully know what to expect. I’ve put my travel bags through a lot. From getting thrown around airports to ending up on the roof of an overnight bus journey when it’s raining. It’s important to me to ha…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:38pm -
  • New IHG PointBreaks List Summer 2015
    The IHG PointBreaks promotion is one of the better perks in the hotel industry because selective IHG hotels can be booked for only 5,000 IHG points per night! The current promotion, which goes live today May 26, 2015 will cover bookings and stays unt…
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 7:47am -
  • Reminder: 10 Days Left to Book Club Carlson 2-for-1 Award Nights
    One of the most attractive benefits of the Club Carlson Visa is being dumped June 1, 2015. If you currently have the card, you hopefully well aware that Bonus Award Night benefit allows you to get a last night free on any award stays of two or more n…
    - 8 days ago May 22, 2015, 9:16am -
  • Deal Alert: Get $20 For Buying $300 Worth In Visa Gift Cards At Staples!
    Starting this Sunday May 24, 2015 Staples has a promotion where you receive a $20 rebate in the form of a Visa prepaid card when you purchase $300 or more in Visa gift cards! This deal will end May 30, 2015 Since Staples is an office supply store, yo…
    - 9 days ago May 21, 2015, 3:07pm -
  • Why Everyone Should Combine The Citi ThankYou Premier With The Prestige Card
    A reader brought to my attention that I’ve been writing a lot of Citi related material recently. Well, it wasn’t by design but more of some fresh analysis on a potentially profitable points program. Read: A Look Into The Citi ThankYou Points Prog…
    - 9 days ago May 21, 2015, 7:06am -
  • Deal Alert: Amex Gift Cards 2.25% Cash Back Today!
    Well, this just got interesting… TopCashBack is offering 2.25% cash back on American Express Business Gift Cards today. This deal ends tonight! I wonder if this is a response to Simlpy Best Coupons offering up to 2.1% tomorrow. Key Terms & Conditio…
    - 10 days ago May 20, 2015, 6:12pm -
  • Deal Alert: Get $10 Back For Every $200 Spent On Amex Gift Cards
    American Express Sync has an offer going on right now: spend $200 or more with a synced Amex card and receive a $10 statement credit. This deal expires July 31, 2015! You can maximize this deal by going through a cash back portal such as: BeFrugal, T…
    - 10 days ago May 20, 2015, 7:08am -


  • newHow 1,214 People Get Mistake Fares Texted to Them
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Did you miss yesterday’s $251 roundtrip fares from five American cities to the Colombian coast? You shouldn’t have. You could have gotten a text message when the story…
    - 17 hours ago May 29, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • newFree Giveaway Friday: 50 Free Award Wallet Codes
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Update: New Codes at 1:44 PM ET Enjoy one of these 50 free upgrade codes to six months of Award Wallet Plus. Award Wallet is the free way I track my 33 miles and points…
    - 21 hours ago May 29, 2015, 12:57pm -
  • Last Day to Purchase $29 Tickets During Frontier Summer Sale
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Frontier’s Summer sale ends today. Fares start at $29 one way! The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET on May 29 for domestic, nonstop travel mostly on Tuesda…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 7:01am -
  • HURRY: Five US Cities to Baranquilla, Colombia (Caribbean Coast) for $251 Roundtrip
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account.…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 3:35pm -
  • Get a New iPhone or Other Smartphone as the Sign Up Bonus on AT&T Access More Card from Citi
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The AT&T Access More Card from Citi comes with a $650 credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone after $2,000 in purchases in the first three months and 3x points on…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 7:02am -
  • British Airways Buying Aer Lingus? What Does It Mean for Your Miles?
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Ireland’s government announced its approval for IAG–the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, and Vueling–to purchase Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland. Th…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 2:52am -
  • Buy Hilton Points for 0.5 Cents. Good Deal?
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Until June 17, 2015, you can buy Hilton HHonors points and get a 100% bonus on the points purchased. Hilton points normally cost 1 cent each. With the 100% bonus, the pric…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 4:47pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Points Now 25% More Valuable for Car Rentals, Hotel Stays, and Cruises
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card has improved the redemption rate of its ThankYou Points by 25% for hotels, cruises, and car rentals. The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card c…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Up to 90,000 Bonus Miles on the Virgin Atlantic MasterCard
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard® is offering up to 90,000 bonus miles until June 9, but there are quite a few strings attached. The bottom line is that you earn…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:20pm -
  • IHG Rewards PointBreaks List Means $35 Hotels Until May 31
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms through July 31, 2015 for $35 per night. Even if you’ve read other posts on the list, read this. I’ve ho…
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 4:10pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newThe Top (and Bottom) 10 Hotels for WiFi
    What TripAdvisor is to user reviews of overall hotel services, hotelwifitest is to user reviews of hotel WiFi. That’s the idea, anyway. By inviting travelers to check and record the WiFi speed achieved during their hotel stays, the online service .…
    - 16 hours ago May 29, 2015, 6:13pm -
  • U.S. to Review Pilots’ Mental Health Assessments
    Worried that your pilot might harbor suicidal thoughts? In the aftermath of the Germanwings disaster, in which the pilot apparently intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside, and lingering questions regarding the fate of Malaysia Airlines f…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 6:04pm -
  • Aer Lingus to Rejoin American in oneworld Alliance
    International Airlines Group, the holding company that owns British Airways, Iberia, and budget carrier Vueling SA, appears set to acquire Aer Lingus following a public expression of support for the deal from the Irish government, which owns 25.1 per…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 4:25pm -
  • Delta Adds Flights in Battle for Seattle
    With the battle for Seattle running hot and heavy between Alaska Airlines and Delta, Seattle-Tacoma International has become one of the country’s fastest growing airports, vaulting from 15th to 13th busiest between 2013 and 2014. That furious growt…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 6:34pm -
  • Radisson Deals a Discount for Summer Stays
    Radisson’s new Get More promotion features a discount on future stays after a qualifying stay at Radisson hotels in the Americas. Offer Details Travelers who book stays of two or more nights at participating Radissons between May 26 and July ... Re…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 5:04pm -
  • United Offers Mileage Bounty for Bug Reports
    United is serious about squashing security bugs on its website and in its mobile apps. How serious? So serious that they are offering a bounty of up to 1 million MileagePlus miles to anyone who reports a problem. Under the ... Read More
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 6:53pm -
  • To Know Spirit Air Is to Love It. Or Not
    Spirit, by most accounts the country’s most reviled airline, has launched another P.R. offensive designed to warm the cockles of the hearts of the legions of travelers who find the carrier’s business practices nasty and deceptive. Last year, afte…
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 4:47pm -
  • Singapore Air Puts the Premium in Premium Economy
    On most airlines, Premium Economy, by whatever name (Main Cabin Extra, Delta Comfort, and so on) is little more than a standard coach seat with a few extra inches of legroom. With comfort in regular coach on the decline due ... Read More
    - 5 days ago May 25, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • Win a Trip for 2 to Dijon, France
    Enter the Maille “Dijon Delights” sweepstakes by July 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Dijon, France, including air, train tickets between Paris and Dijon, two nights’ hotel accommodations, tours, and dinner ...…
    - 5 days ago May 25, 2015, 4:42pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Full Summer Flights, Least Sucky Inflight WiFi, & More
    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…
    - 7 days ago May 23, 2015, 8:59pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 9 Things I Learned While Driving Across the United States
    After 12,000 miles and four and a half months on the road, I’m home. My epic book tour across the country is over, and I fell in love with the United States all over again. I think the United States is an underrated destination. Travel across the U…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 1:24pm -
  • The Travel Slump (And How to Deal With It)
    The slump. It happens to us all. After months on the road, you wake up one day and feel a little off. Travel doesn’t seem as exciting as it used to be. You’re bored, tired, and uninterested. You start to think, “What’s wrong with me? I’m se…
    - 5 days ago May 25, 2015, 2:31pm -
  • 21 Amazing Restaurants From My Road Trip Across the United States

    - 12 days ago May 18, 2015, 12:45pm -
  • How to Travel Around South Africa
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice. Thi…
    - 17 days ago May 13, 2015, 12:10pm -
  • 7 Things I Learned While Driving Through the American South
    The American South has a mixed reputation in U.S. popular culture: it’s home to sweet tea, greasy but delicious food, country music and the blues, friendly and helpful people, and beautiful and diverse landscapes. However, it’s also supposedly fi…
    - 19 days ago May 11, 2015, 1:04pm -
  • 17 Tech Related Travel Questions (and Answers!)
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. In this month’s column he answers all your tech related questions. I get asked a lot about travel technology every day, esp…
    - 25 days ago May 5, 2015, 3:18pm -
  • How to Travel the World in a Wheelchair
    A few months ago, I was wasting time researching on the Internet when I came across a travel blog written by a guy who traveled the world in a wheelchair. For hours, I read his blog, intrigued by what he did. I love when people don’t let their limi…
    - 30 days ago Apr 30, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • How to Master Life, Language, and Travel with Tim Ferriss
    When I was teaching English in Bangkok, a friend gave me a copy of The Four Hour Workweek by some guy named Tim Ferriss. Apparently, it was a best selling book. At the time, I was trying to figure out how to extend my travels and my friend thought t…
    - 32 days ago Apr 28, 2015, 2:16pm -
  • 32 Travel Questions You Asked (With My Attempted Answers)
    One thing I don’t do enough is answer your questions. Periodically, I have Q&A’s, but if my ongoing book tour has taught me anything it’s that you have a lot of questions that don’t get answered on the blog! Since not everything lends itself…
    - 39 days ago Apr 21, 2015, 3:28pm -
  • The Shape of Things to Come (P.S. – I’m Hiring!)
    Things are changing here at a fast pace so it’s time to take a step back, breathe, and share news about what is going on because it’s going to be big (and awesome!). Simply put, this website is too big for my little ole self to run alone. Moreove…
    - 44 days ago Apr 16, 2015, 3:54pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • new(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…
    - 6 hours ago 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…
    - 59 days ago 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!…
    - 61 days ago 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 -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - Nov 17, 2014, 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…
    - Nov 10, 2014, 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…
    - Nov 7, 2014, 12:00pm -


Johnny Jet

  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Free Layovers, in Istanbul and More
    Free Layovers, in Istanbul and More Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip builds on the popular Icelandair stopover (don’t forget to enter our Icelandair contest) and it comes from E…
    - 18 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: When an Airline Change Works in Your Favor
    When an Airline Change Works in Your Favor A couple of months ago, I heavily promoted American Airlines’ $1 fares (+ tax) from Los Angeles and New York to Copenhagen (CPH). I think they were matching Norwegian Air Shuttle’s ridiculously low far…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 4:27pm -
  • Hitchhiking across the US for under $60, twice—in video
    I’d like to think I’m nothing like the frightening desperado we’ve stamped as the hitchhiking stereotype, a dirty and possibly dangerous man, but I’ve thumbed across the USA twice this year. In February I went Vermont to California (video), a…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 3:54pm -
  • Need A Good Night’s Sleep? Check In To The Benjamin in New York City
    When you visit New York City, there’s no shortage of hotels to choose from. If there’s one thing this city knows, it’s how to get heads into beds. Did you know: According to Smith Travel Research, at the end of 2013, New York City had 106,000 e…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 3:50pm -
  • United now flying direct from Newark into Newcastle, England
    United Airlines is running a new direct flight through September from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Newcastle International Airport (NCL) to cart East Coasters to the northeast region of England. The seven-hour flights to Newcastle w…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 10:00am -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Get Delta Silver Medallion Status Free (UPDATE: Possibly)
    Get Delta Silver Medallion Status Free (UPDATE: Possibly) If you plan on flying Delta Air Lines in the next couple months and you don’t have elite status, I’d suggest taking advantage of their current offer of free Silver Medallion status for the…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • Travel Style: Karen McCann
    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: Karen McCann Occupation: Travel writer Hometown: I was…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 27, 2015
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Man strips naked at Charlotte airport, upset about overbooked flight Woman allegedly makes bomb joke at airport, gets grounded and charged with breaching the peace Child drowns in cruise ship pool Police Use Stun…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • If you must purchase a selfie stick…try one of these 7
    Let’s face it: No one really needs a selfie stick. However, some of us at Johnny Jet have been warming to the idea—and a few of us have even been testing them. Selfie sticks were first seen across Asia and have since spread to the US and Eur…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 10:26am -
  • Travel Product of the Week: Mountie Side-Mount Phone Clip
    Are you a serious multi-tasker? If so, you’ll love the Mountie, a portable little side-mount clip that holds your mobile or tablet device next to your laptop. It doesn’t matter if your device is razor-thin or a full-size tablet with protective ca…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 5:22am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newBank of America Checking Review: 25,000 Alaska Bonus Miles(targeted)
    Bank of America is offering 25,000 Alaska Bonus Miles when you open an Interesting Checking or Core Checking account with two direct deposits of $2,000 or more each within 90 days of account opening good through July 31, 2015. However, this offer onl…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:29pm -
  • newChase IHG Rewards Club Select MasterCard Review
    *The IHG limited time offer is scheduled to end Sunday, May 31st. Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card is offering 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. One of the best hotel credit cards, you get…
    - 13 hours ago May 29, 2015, 9:13pm -
  • newHot Deals of the Day! – May 29, 2015
    Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Look no further and see the lowest prices you will find anywhere on the web! I will update this list daily. Hot Deals of The Day…
    - 15 hours ago May 29, 2015, 7:09pm -
  • newFandango Buy One Get One Free Movie Ticket for Visa Signature Cardholders
    Fandango offers 2 For 1 Movie Tickets for All Visa Signature cardholders for every Friday good through August 21, 2015. You can purchase 2 movie tickets from Fandango on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, for a Friday movie showing for the price of one…
    - 18 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • eBay Discounted Gift Card Deals, Offers, & Promotions
    Buying gift cards for stores that you normally go to can save you a lot of money especially you can get them at a discounted price of up to 20% Off. At the moment, there are many gift card deals on eBay from stores such as Staples, Chevron/Texaco, Hy…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 1:22am -
  • Wayne Bank & Trust Co. Review: $75 Bonus Promotion
    For residents of Indiana, Wayne Bank and Trust Co. is offering up to $75 bonus with their Cash Rewards checking and savings account. You get your $50 activity bonus with a new personal checking account and a $25 bonus either a savings, loan, or money…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 11:05pm -
  • Free $10 Off Food at Cosi Restaurants
    With over 100 locations across the United States, Cosi is now offering a $10 discount when you make a purchase of $10 or more online with promo code cosiolo. Your order must be $10 or more for the code to work. This limited time offer is valid only t…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:45pm -
  • MyPoints 1,750 United Mileage Plus Bonus Miles
    MyPoints is offering up to 1,750 United Mileage Plus Miles for new membership and making a qualifying purchase. You get 750 miles for signing up and another 1,000 bonus miles when you make a qualifying purchase of $25 or more through their shopping p…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:20pm -
  • Best Cash Back Shopping Stores, June 2015
    Here at HustlerMoneyBlog, I want to help you find the absolutely lowest price on all items with maximum cash back. You can get maximum cash back by becoming a member from the list of cash back programs below. These Cash back sites give you cash back…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 8:11pm -
  • Amazon $10 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase *Targeted Offer*
    Targeted offer only, Check out this free $10 promo code with a $50 Gift Card purchase using promo code 0515GCARDS good through May 31, 2015. You will need to be logged into your Amazon account to see the promotion if you qualify. Those who…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 8:01pm -

Hack My Trip

  • newHipmunk’s Hotel Cheat Sheet May Have Ideas for Mattress Runs
    Hipmunk recently published a cheat sheet on Twitter that provides the average hotel rate by season for 50 major destinations; a more detailed analysis of hotel prices is on the Hipmunk blog. It gave me the idea that this table could inspire trips t…
    - 20 hours ago May 29, 2015, 2:15pm -
  • newCoach Getting Too Pricey? Check out Business Class to Europe
    Summer is the hottest travel season of the year, and many routes in economy sell out with passengers paying top dollar. Conversely, business travel tapers off as people take vacations (paying those sky high fares in economy). The result is an oppor…
    - 21 hours ago May 29, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Off the Beaten Path in Singapore
    One of my favorite things to do in a city is get lost and explore, and Singapore offers a surprising number of opportunities to do this despite its position as a small island nation. Violent crime is almost unimaginable, so you’re safe wherever y…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 11:05am -
  • Targeted Offer: Get 25,000 Alaska Miles with New Checking Account
    Bank of America is targeting high income customers with the opportunity to earn 25,000 bonus Alaska Airlines miles in return for opening a new checking account by July 31. But there are many, many catches that might make it difficult or undesirable f…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 1:27am -
  • Why Copa Missed a Huge Opportunity when Launching Its New Loyalty Program

    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 1:30pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newTop Bonus Roundup on Maximizing Money: Updated May 29, 2015
    Check out this review of the best recent promotions on Maximizing Money, updated on May 29, 2015.1. $10 Promotional Code - Buy $50 in Amazon Gift Cards to get a $10 bonus promotional code.2. Capital One 360 - Earn up to a $500 bonus with…
    - 15 hours ago May 29, 2015, 6:55pm -
  • newGametime Sports Tickets App $10 Discount and $10 Referrals
    The Gametime App lets you purchase sporting event tickets with immediately delivery and no need to print, as virtually all Gametime tickets are delivered via mobile.Plus, when you download the free app via this Gametime $10 Free Credit Link and ente…
    - 15 hours ago May 29, 2015, 6:50pm -
  • eBay Deals – Staples, Sears, ChevronTexaco, Hyatt and Cabela’s
    eBay Deals is offering 5 great gift card promotions right now.$75 Staples Gift Card for only $60 - Limit of 3.$100 Sears Gift Card for only $85 - Limit of 2.$100 ChevronTexaco Gift Card For $90 - Limit of 3.$200 Hyatt Hotels Gift Card For $175 -…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:35pm -
  • Kinetic Credit Union up to $500 New Member Bonus and $50 Referrals
    Kinetic Credit Union in Alabama and Georgia is giving new members up to $500 in bonus cash, plus you can earn a $50 bonus for each new member that you refer to Kinetic Credit Union.The post Kinetic Credit Union up to $500 New Member Bonus and $50 Re…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:24pm -
  • Wayne Bank and Trust Co. $50 Checking and $25 Savings Bonus in Indiana
    Wayne Bank and Trust Co. in Indiana will give you a $50 activity bonus when you open a new personal checking account and a $25 bonus when you open a new savings, loan, or money market account, plus you can earn $5 in monthly cash rewards.The post Wa…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 10:00pm -
  • Huntington Bank Referral Program $50 Bonus Credits for Current Customers – Targeted
    The Huntington Bank Referral Program offers current checking account customers a $50 bonus credit for each person that you refer who opens a new Huntington consumer checking account.The post Huntington Bank Referral Program $50 Bonus Credits for Cur…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 9:15pm -
  • TopCashBack Shopping Network $10 Referral Bonuses for Both Parties
    TopCashback is offering new members a $10 sign-up bonus when you join via a referral link and earn $10 in payable cash back rewards.Just sign up through this TopCashBack $10 New Member Bonus Referral Link and earn $10 in cash back rewards from shopp…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 6:35pm -
  • Amazon $10 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase – Targeted will give you a free $10 promotional code with a $50 Amazon Gift Card purchase, valid for targeted customers through May 31, 2015.Just click on this Amazon $10 Promotional Credit Offer and use code 0515GCARDS to get a $10 promotional cred…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Ting Mobile Service Refer A Friend Program $100 Credits
    The Ting mobile service offers new customers a free $100 credit toward a device or as a Ting credit, plus current customers can get $50 in credit for your first referral and $50 for subsequent referrals via the Ting Refer A Friend program.Just visit…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 6:25pm -
  • Relay Foods Grocery Delivery Service $30 Coupon Code and $30 Referrals
    Relay Foods is a delivery service for locally produced and organic groceries in the Charlottesville, VA; Richmond, VA; Washington D.C.; Baltimore, MD; and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC; areas (including surrounding areas).The post Relay Foods Groce…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 6:19pm -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newHilton extends double points promo, with a big bonus
    Hilton has been offering a double point bonus for the last three months and just announced that it will extend that bonus through August 31 (You need to register here.).  But there’s a bonus, and it’s a big one: Every hotel is participating.  N…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:17pm -
  • Should I be paying for first class? Maybe (according to the Wall Street Journal)
    Today’s Wall Street Journal features an article about first class. Unlike many pieces, however (including mine), that talk about cheap ways to upgrade from coach, this article says that sometimes you might want to, um, er, actually pay for first cl…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 11:54pm -
  • International “stuff:” BA buying Aer Lingus (maybe) and free Aeroflot miles (Yes, that Aeroflot)
    I don’t spend too much time on international programs, since most of my readers are in the US, but every once in a while, there are a few noteworthy bits to share.  Today: There has been speculation that British Airways would be buying Aer Lingus…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 11:53pm -
  • Priority Club PointBreaks: Book a hotel for 5,000 points
    And we’re back! I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Priority Club (IHG Rewards) just announced its list of PointBreaks opportunities, bookable from now until the end of May. These hotels, mostly within the Holiday Inn brand, are bookab…
    - 4 days ago May 26, 2015, 1:01pm -
  • This is not a good way to protest an oversold flight
    I’m actually away this weekend, so I had planned to take a few days off from blogging, when I saw a story about a passenger who chose a rather unusual way to protest an overbooked flight.  After being told that he would not be traveling to Jamaica…
    - 6 days ago May 24, 2015, 3:35am -
  • Prepare for summer flights, it won’t be pretty…
    Today, the Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney wrote a piece for the newspaper (Sorry, it’s behind a paywall.) that said, “Travel this summer is going to be a horrible, horrible experience.”  Granted, he wasn’t so concise, but I don’t…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2015, 10:26pm -
  • Las Vegas: The country’s cheapest and most expensive vacation city
    There’s no city in the country or, for that matter, the world, quite like Las Vegas. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, but one does get the job done. And Las Vegas can be either a bargain or a nightmare. I go there about once per ye…
    - 9 days ago May 21, 2015, 1:04am -
  • Earning points and miles for taking surveys
    The most common question I get is “How can I easily earn XXX,000 miles by next week so that I can book a first class trip to YYY?  Fortunately, that’s also the easiest question to answer: Sadly, you can’t.  While there are numerous alternativ…
    - 11 days ago May 19, 2015, 2:25pm -
  • Southwest brings back the big card bonus, and the best airline perk out there
    I don’t have the opportunity to fly Southwest a lot, but the airline generally does a good job.  Service is above average, the planes get to where they need to go on time and fares are, well, fair. But there’s one perk that Southwest offers that…
    - 14 days ago May 16, 2015, 2:47pm -
  • You are your own best advocate for rewards programs
    On any given day, a quick Google search will find you an article about “the best frequent flyer programs,” “easiest ways to use your frequent flyer miles” or “how to beat the airlines at their own game (Number four will shock you!).”  Tr…
    - 15 days ago May 15, 2015, 6:14pm -

Mr. Free Miles

  • newNew Zealand Road Trip: The Perfect Week From Auckland
    Skydive, hike an active volcano and lounge at private beaches - New Zealand may be the only country that can offer it all. In one short week, we did a bit of everything on our road trip from Auckland.
    - 19 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • My Favorite Destination In South America: Valparaiso, Chile
    Valparaiso, Chile is the capital of cool: vibrant street art, relaxed rooftop music and an iconic energy make this hidden Pacific Ocean gem outshine it's more famous neighbor, Santiago. Learn how to get there today.
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • How To Still Get 50,000 AA Miles With The Citi Platinum Credit Card
    50,000 miles are still available with the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select credit card. This deal seemed to have expired, but reports are suggesting the two free domestic round-trips can still be had. Read your approval chances here.
    - 5 days ago May 25, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Meet Silvercar: Luxury Car Rentals For The Under 25 Years Old Segment
    Silvercar offers luxury Audi A4 car rentals and a great mobile experience for the under 25 year old segment. See why this company is changing the way customers rent cars while also keeping prices low.
    - 8 days ago May 22, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Sail Through Floating Mountains In Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is one of the 7 new natural wonders of the world. After spending an afternoon sailing through floating mountains, I see why. View pictures of this magnificent place and a travel hack to get there.
    - 10 days ago May 20, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • [Revived] 90,000 Miles Available With Bank Of America Virgin Atlantic MasterCard
    First class, round trip to Hawaii or South Africa on your mind? Yeah, me too. Luckily 90,000 miles are now available with the Bank of America Virgin Atlantic MasterCard. This recently revived deal has big upside - read the details here.
    - 12 days ago May 18, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Why Applying For Multiple Credit Cards Doesn’t Hurt Your Credit Score
    I applied for over 30 credit cards in two years - and my credit score improved. Uncover the surprising truth to why applying for multiple credit cards may not hurt your credit score.
    - 15 days ago May 15, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Explore The Heavenly Shores Of Bondi Beach, Australia
    A day in pictures of Bondi Beach, located in Sydney, Australia. 24 hours sunbathing in one of the most famous beach towns in the world, and a few nearby treats - plus how you can travel there.
    - 17 days ago May 13, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • 50,000 Miles With Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card
    50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards miles are now available with the Chase credit card. That's enough for three round-trip flights between San Francisco and New York - provided you are a flexible traveler. Read the details here.
    - 19 days ago May 11, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • [Limited Time] 60,000 Points With Chase Ink Plus
    The best credit card deal in the world is back again: 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points are available for a limited time with the Chase Ink Plus credit card. Offer ends May 25, so grab this deal while it lasts.
    - 22 days ago May 8, 2015, 3:00pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newBecause it’s not always about points ?? IHG
    was this email from IHG supposed to make me feel better about my lame Set Your Sights offer but it is about the points does IHG think we joined Rewards Club for their hollow offerings for 30% off rack rates?brilliant marketing promotion with their…
    - 32 mins ago May 30, 2015, 9:30am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 46 mins ago May 30, 2015, 9:16am -
  • newYYZ to Panama
    YYZ to Panama What is the difference between AC:964 and CM:471(Copa) to Panama? Both are *Alliance. Why compete with each other leaving at slightly different times? Ed
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 8:21am -
  • newBRG Catch-22 for Next Day Travel, SPG App
    I do believe I have found a Catch-22 in SPG's plum colored universe of loyalty, concerning rates for next day bookings. A biz emergency came up, and I needed to book a "next day" check-in for two nights at a Westin. I reach for my SPG App on the iPh…
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 8:01am -
  • 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
    - 3 hours ago May 30, 2015, 7:26am -
  • 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:
    - 4 hours ago May 30, 2015, 6:09am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 5 hours ago May 30, 2015, 5:25am -
  • newMixed cabin lounge access
    Hi, I was wait listed for upgrade and just received notification that I've got upgraded for the 2nd leg of my trip. I'll be flying SFO->JFK econ, and then JFK->MXP business via AA medal (both legs). Question: will i have priority access at check i…
    - 6 hours ago May 30, 2015, 4:25am -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD6 [Sold Out!]
    Last year was a very difficult year for the MegaDo organizers. We met with lots of busy airlines struggling with mergers, restructuring, new loyalty programs and more. We have had no less than 3 versions of this program ready to go, but each time had…
    - 6 hours ago May 30, 2015, 3:45am -
  • newFFG/UA July 2015 SEA mini-DO with Boeing
    Ladies and Gentlemen,It's been a while since all of you have heard from us, so we want to start off by saying thanks to everyone at the Austin MegaDO who helped us start the year with a bang! We raised over $5,500 from the event for United We Care (…
    - 7 hours ago May 30, 2015, 3:10am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newLhr-iad-jnb-cpt-lhr
    I'm trying to put the above trip together. I know that VA fly the LHR-IAD segment, and that SAA fly the others, but I cant get a quote on either airlines site, SAA say they dont fly LHR to IAD and VA say they don't fly IAD -JNB, I see that I...
    - 48 mins ago May 30, 2015, 9:14am -
  • newLhr-iad-jnb-cpt-lhr
    I'm trying to put the above trip together, I know United fly LHR-IAD and SAA fly IAD-JNB-CPT and also the JNB-LHR , However when I try a multi city booking on both SAA and UA neither can give me an itinerary (SAA say they don't fly between London...
    - 54 mins ago May 30, 2015, 9:08am -
  • newKona questions
    Hey everyone.. Flying to Kona in October for a week..very excited..never been to Hawaii. Managed to get a great fare out of DUB. Flying out of LAX on a AA 757 in First and back on a US 757 in First into PHX. I take the outbound Kona flight will...
    - 1 hour ago May 30, 2015, 8:50am -
  • newCX/BA multi carrier booking
    Hi, I am a newbie here so please be gentle if my question is a bit silly!! I am on a CX/BA multi-sector booking the coming summer, it involves a number of intra-Asian sectors (on CX), and a long haul HKG-LHR vv (on BA). I am a member of both the.…
    - 1 hour ago May 30, 2015, 8:40am -
  • newBringing caviar through security
    Has anyone had the experience of bringing jars of caviar through security? Would the jars be considered to be a liquid or gel and I would have to put it together with my toiletries? Last think I want would be for TSA to confiscate my expensive.…
    - 1 hour ago May 30, 2015, 8:39am -
  • newWhy no Miami Clubhouse?
    I have return upper class flights in Feb to Miami and just wondering with 2 flights a day why they don't have a clubhouse in MIA? Is it a space issue as I know the terminal is fairly restricted ? I'm not liking the look of the shared lounge they.…
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 8:18am -
  • newQS to operate UP flights to PRG
    QS will operate all UP flights to PRG from June 1 to August 31: During this time, an UP aircraft will be transferred to LY for full legacy service. I wonder where this aircraft will be deployed to...
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 8:15am -
  • newBA Complaint - A slightly ridiculous tale!
    Hello all, I was hoping for some advice. I would like to complain to BA and ask for reimbursement or compensation for a trip to Spain which essentially took around 25 hours. Yes, 25 hours. My story begins like this: Monday May 18th I travel.…
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 8:02am -
  • newBooking with message: We can confirm your reservation on receipt of payment authorisa
    Hi I have 2 bookings with Sofitel London Heathrow with this message on the confirmation/accor website: We can confirm your reservation on receipt of payment authorisation from your bank or card issuer. Has anyone ever had this before? They...
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 8:00am -
  • newCurrency exchange at Narita - cash better than ATM?
    It's my first time arriving into Japan not from HKG, so I'm gonna have to change my currency after arrival instead of prior to arrival. I've read through a lot of info that ATM withdrawal is a good deal, and I have a Citi checking account in the US..…
    - 2 hours ago May 30, 2015, 7:50am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newQuestion about manufactured spending to get bonus with Citi Cards.
    So I signed up a few days ago for the Platinum Select AA card from Citi, and I want to find a way to reach 3000 with manufactured spending. I hear with Citi cards if i buy Gift cards they count as Cash Advance, but I haven't really tested it out yet.…
    - 4 hours ago May 30, 2015, 5:33am -
  • newDiscover It Miles or BankAmericard Travel Rewards for a good no fee travel rewards card?
    Hey everyone, Recently pre-approved for both of these credit cards. Just graduated college and I am looking for a good no-fee travel rewards card and stumbled upon these two in particular based on the card offers I've gotten and reviews online. Which…
    - 6 hours ago May 30, 2015, 3:40am -
  • newAny reason not to sign up for FF programs now?
    I am very new to the CC rewards thing, but I am working towards my first CSP min spend reward. In order to get targeted for more cards/rewards I heard it might help to sign up now for FF programs. Is there any reason I should not go ahead and sign up…
    - 7 hours ago May 30, 2015, 2:34am -
  • newBarclaycard denied approval due to fraud alert
    I recently applied for the Sallie Mae rewards card and was instantly sent an email stating that they will contact me in 10 days regarding the status of my application. I went ahead and checked on the status of my application on the Barclaycard websit…
    - 9 hours ago May 30, 2015, 1:19am -
  • newArrival plus or CSP?
    First time trying to get a card in a long time, 7.5 years avg history, 793 credit karma. Which of these will be better bonus wise and regular spend? Current A+ is 3k in 3 mo for 40k puts and Csp is 4k in 3 months for 40 k pts. Looking to use for trav…
    - 9 hours ago May 30, 2015, 1:04am -
  • new[Non-churning] Is an effective 1% forex fee worth the Avios earned?
    I'm in Korea and I've consistently noticed between 0.9-1.1% rates above market rate when I use my Chase BA. I'm wondering what you guys think; is it better to earn 125 Avios per $100 spent, effectively "buying" 125 Avios for $1 through using the car…
    - 9 hours ago May 30, 2015, 12:59am -
  • newChase Freedom refer last year
    I heard that last year before the official $200 bonus showed up, people can use refer links to get $200 bonus. But in the end the referrals are denied by Chase, i.e. the $50 per refer is gone... It's happening RIGHT NOW again. Just a remind. Edit: I…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:19pm -
  • newI need one more DD for a bank bonus but don't know what I can do
    Trying to get a BoA checking account bonus. I have no employer to use for DD currently and I need one more DD of $2,000+ to get the bonus. I only have 2 weeks to do this. I transferred from my Chase account but I don't think that worked/counted. Do I…
    - 12 hours ago May 29, 2015, 10:14pm -
  • newNext year my income will go from $170k to $20k. Am I right in assuming my churning days are over?
    I'm retiring later this year to do some travelling. I would like to keep getting miles for the airplane parts of that. I wouldn't mind doing some MS'ing to hit the minimum spends, which I've never done before except for with Serve. But I assume I jus…
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:32pm -
  • newDoes purchasing delta giftcard qualify as airline credit for amex platinum and Ritz?
    If not how can I maximize those? I already got Global Entry btw. submitted by pao_revolt [link] [4 comments]
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 7:52pm -

Dan's Deals

  • newSales Tax On Amazon Purchases Coming To Ohio On Monday
    It wasn’t a matter of if, just a matter of when. Effective 06/01 Amazon will begin collecting sales tax for shipments to Ohio. As of today, Amazon collects the sales tax for shipments to 24 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgi…
    - 14 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:03pm -
  • newRoundup Of Limited Time Increased Credit Card Offers From Chase
    Update: The Ink Plus and Ink Cash limited time offers have ended. -The IHG limited time offer is scheduled to end Sunday, May 31st. -The United limited time offer is set to end on Tuesday, June 2nd -The BA limited time offer is advertised as running…
    - 15 hours ago May 29, 2015, 7:00pm -
  • newEcco Men’s Dress Shoes On Sale From Starting At Just $47.60 Shipped After 15% Off Discount
    Ecco Men’s Shoe Sale Linky Use the following code for 15% off (Exp: 05/29): ADBXXV53B5 Sample deals after 15% off code: -ECCO Helsinki Bicycle Toe Tie (Coffee): $ 47.60 -ECCO Contoured Plain Toe Tie (Rustic): $62.04 -ECCO Atlanta Wing Tip (Black):…
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    - 16 hours ago May 29, 2015, 5:59pm -
  • newEl Al: We May Have Broken Your Stroller…But United Breaks Guitars!
    After speaking to the El Al Matmid executive that created the recent Matmid devaluation for more than 90 minutes, there’s not much that will surprise me about El Al. But I had to chuckle when a DansDeals forum member sent me this email from El Al d…
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    -Click here to view all of eBay’s daily deals. -Enroll in eBay Bucks and get 2% back (or more via targeted offers) on your eBay purchases. ——————————————————————- $75 Staples Gift Card: $60 Limit 3 per ac…
    - 22 hours ago May 29, 2015, 12:15pm -
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    Please note: This is a paid advertisement. Buy one for your Dad and get a free one for yourself for $99. Or stockup on 4 for $189 plus free shipping and returns. To receive this discount for 2 shirts use code: DAN2 To receive this di…
    - 1 day ago May 29, 2015, 2:30am -
  • Buy An AT&T Lumia 635 No Contract Phone And A Fitbit Charge For $129 Shipped From Microsoft
    Buy An AT&T Lumia 635 With No Contract And A Fitbit Charge For $129 Shipped From Microsoft Select the Fitbit Charge of your chose via the link above and add the Lumia 635. The Fitbit Charge is $129 by itself directly from Microsoft. The Fitbit and Lu…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 7:56pm -
  • Canon MG6620 Wireless Color Photo All-in-One Printer For $49.99 Shipped From BuyDig With Visa Checkout
    Canon MG6620 Wireless Color Photo All-in-One Printer For $49.99 Shipped From BuyDig With Visa Checkout This sells for $74.95 from Amazon. Receive $10 off when using Visa checkout and entering code: VISAMEM10 You can use any credit card type with Visa…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 4:38pm -