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The Points Guy

  • newTip: Use SeatGuru to Check Your Seats and Plane Before Flying
    SeatGuru is a site that allows you to see what your aircraft is like before you even step on board — for free. It can be an extremely useful tool when choosing an airline, particular route or selecting the perfect seat, as you’ll get to see the…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:59pm -
  • newCountry Singer Miranda Lambert On Packing Problems and What She Loves Most About Traveling
    Country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert, who is now on the road touring behind her latest album, ‘The Weight of These Wings,’ reveals what she can’t leave home without and the one thing she wishes she could do more of when traveling. What’…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:59pm -
  • new5 Reasons to Visit Canada in 2017
    These days, the eyes of the world are focused on Canada more than ever. Sure, some of that ogling is directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a world leader whose progressive leadership is occasionally overshadowed by his good looks, but the wo…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 1:59pm -
  • newCan My Friend Help Me Meet My Credit Card Bonus Spend?
    “Reader Questions” are answered three days a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — by TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel. Today’s question comes via an email from Daniel, who wrote us to ask… Well, Daniel, you have a very nice friend…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 11:59am -
  • newDear Parents: Stop Apologizing for Your Traveling Children
    I was recently on a flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Newark (EWR), and as I was settling into my seat, I couldn’t help but smile and engage with the cheery three-month old baby who was seated in the row in front of me. The child’s mother seemed excep…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 11:59pm -
  • new3 New Services That Let You Work and Travel at the Same Time
    Most Americans don’t have the time to take a month off work to visit a foreign country — in fact, according to a recent MarketWatch study, 55% of the US workforce doesn’t take any time off at all. But what if you could take your work with yo…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 9:59pm -
  • newDeal Alert: East Coast to Barbados From $189 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 8:09pm -
  • Here’s One Way to Stop Your Friends From Being Jealous of Your Travel Adventures
    If you travel a lot, you’ve probably got at least one friend back home who always makes it clear how envious they are of your travels — especially after you mention how you did it all for free with points and miles or engage in some mild humbl…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • Will Emirates Charge Business Class Passengers For Its Onboard Shower?
    The last few months have been somewhat turbulent for the previously soaring Dubai-based Emirates. In November the airline announced a 75% drop in net profit for the first half of its fiscal year, and the following month reports emerged that the c…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 5:59pm -
  • Tip: Use Your British Airways Avios Record Locator on American’s Website
    Even though the super low 4,500-mile award band for short flights no longer applies to US routes, there are still plenty of ways to get great value from British Airways Avios. In fact, thanks to American recoding its domestic fare buckets, Avios a…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 3:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newThe 5 Best Rewards Credit Cards Overall
    The concept of 'best' credit card is really 3 different ideas -- there are different ways that credit cards can benefit you, and there are different cards which will serve your needs in each category.Most readers are more interested in the one answe…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:34pm -
  • newAMAZING: Fly ANA First Class US-Japan for Just 120,000 Miles Roundtrip
    Three years ago I wrote a post on getting the most value out of Virgin Atlantic miles. My contention was that Virgin Atlantic's miles were among the least valuable currencies, but that there are actually some incredible sweet spots that most people…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:04pm -
  • newMykki Blanco Fell Asleep On A Delta Flight And… The Most Valuable Airline Brand
    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 Mykki Blanco Fell Asleep On A Delta Flight And… The Most Valuable Airlin…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 1:04pm -
  • newThe Unique Case Where 2 Cards Earn the Same Miles and 90,000 Points in Bonuses
    There’s a limited-time 50,000 mile signup bonus offer for the United MileagePlusR Explorer Card. That’s great, and one of the nice things about signup bonuses, 50,000 miles won’t get you long haul business class roundtrip, but you can use a bon…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 1:04am -
  • newAmerican Expected to Add Even More Seats to Old US Airways Airbus A321s
    More than three years into the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, there’s been little effort to offer a consistent product across the two fleets. US Airways aircraft for the most part haven’t been given “Main Cabin Extra” extra legro…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 10:34pm -
  • newLimited-Time Offer to Earn 3 Nights in Your Own Desert Villa
    Both of the Starwood American Express cards — personal and small business — have limited-time signup bonuses to earn 35,000 points after meeting minimum spend. They have only offered a 35,000 point signup bonus once before.Starwood points transf…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 8:04pm -
  • American Just Opened the Floodgates With Domestic Award Availability
    I've given American AAdvantage a hard time about award availability on American Airlines flights, and deservedly so. At one point things were so bad that the short distance Austin - Dallas had only six days during the year with a single flight offer…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 5:34pm -
  • German Air Force Prepared to Shoot Down Commercial Flight to London
    On Thursday a Jet Airways Boeing 777-300 operating from Mumbai to London Heathrow with 330 passengers and 15 crew onboard lost radio contact with air traffic control as it was handed over from Bratislava to Prague Center.The aircraft continued flyin…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 3:04pm -
  • 5 Minutes You Can’t Look Away From and Blogger Jailed for Visiting Country That Doesn’t Exist
    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 5 Minutes You Can’t Look Away From and Blogger Jailed for Visiting Count…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 1:04pm -
  • Programs That Have Continued to Deliver Value After All These Years
    In an age of devaluations and targeted promotions, there should be a special award for programs and credit cards that continue to deliver superior value year after year.Continue reading Programs That Have Continued to Deliver Value After All These Y…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2017, 12:04am -

One Mile at a Time

  • newNew 40% Bonus On Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
    Through April 6, 2017, Alaska Mileage Plan is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles.Sometimes Alaska offers several mystery targeted offers, where different accounts are targeted for different bonuses. This promo seems to be the same for eve…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:46pm -
  • newIntroduction: Road-Trip Through Jordan
    Yay! It's Jordan-trip-report time! I'm so far behind on trip reports (they take me forever), but I'm really excited to finally share this one with y'all. Jordan was a fantastic destination for us, and I know a lot of people have expressed interest in…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • newMy First Time Flying In Business Class “Honeymoon Seats”
    We all have different seat preferences. Thank goodness we do, because it means more of us can select the seats we like. When it comes to staggered business class configurations, my preference is almost always to sit in a window seat, and specifically…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:03pm -
  • newHainan’s Two New LAX Routes Are Now Bookable
    These routes have been rumored for quite a while, and now they're finally confirmed. Hainan Airlines will be launching twice weekly flights from Los Angeles to both Chengdu and Chongqing starting in just a few weeks.As of March 15, 2017, Hainan will…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 1:34pm -
  • newInteresting: Qatar Airways Is Leasing A350s From LATAM
    Qatar Airways was the first ever airline to fly the A350. I was lucky enough to attend their A350 delivery ceremony in Toulouse a couple of years ago. Qatar Airways has had some delays with taking delivery of further A350s, and for that matter, has e…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 12:03pm -
  • new7 Reasons To Get An SPG Amex Business Card
    Through April 5, 2017, there's an increased sign-up bonus on both the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. Both cards are offering a sign-up bonus of u…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 9:33pm -
  • Trump’s New Travel Ban Could Be Implemented Tuesday
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a draft of a new Executive Order on travel has been circulating through the State Department and other agencies, and notes that a "replacement order is expected to be issued as soon as Tuesday."For those tha…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 6:08pm -
  • Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago
    We arrived on our United "Polaris" flight from London and had a four hour layover in Chicago before our connecting flight. This gave us plenty of time to check out the brand new Polaris Lounge which we were rather excited about. Unfortunately, it was…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 5:33pm -
  • My New Favorite Trip Planning Tool
    When it comes to trip planning, there are a variety of planning and organization apps out there. In my experience, most of them have some kind of major deal-breaker, so choosing a tool ends up being a very personal decision.While I've tried an assor…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 3:33pm -
  • The One Hotel In North America I REALLY Want To Visit…
    While not all of the world's best hotels belong to the major hotel chains, there are some incredible hotel experiences you can have on points. For example, as far as city hotels go, it's tough to beat the Park Hyatt in Sydney or St. Regis in New York…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 1:33pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newTopCashback double cash back event
    Today only, TopCashback is offering double cash back (or better) at a number of popular stores. As always, it’s a good idea to check Cashbackmonitor to make sure that you’re getting the best rate and to check historical rates at the retailers you…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 4:08pm -
  • newHow to know which credit card to use
    Many credit cards offer great category bonuses.  3X points for this or that, 2X points for the other, 5X points with categories that change every 3 months, etc.  There are apps that claim to help with this problem… and they probably do.  But, pe…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 11:38am -
  • Singapore business class – great fares from New York, Houston, and LA
    As reported by Gary Leff at View from the Wing, Singapore Airlines is having a great business class fare sale with round trip fares starting under $2,000.  While the price is already terrific for long haul business class, this deal could be very att…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • Get more than $2K back on $50K spend before it’s too late
    A fine wine might get better with age, but these deals have an expiration date.  We wrote about them, you read about them — now it’s time to go get them before they’re gone. Last Chance Deals Expiring tonight (at midnight Eastern time) Get a…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 11:53am -
  • Would you pay to shower on a plane?
    Welcome to this week in review around the web, where we highlight some of our favorite posts from around the Internet. First up, I ask the title question — would you pay to shower on a plane? Word on the street is that Emirates thinks you might. W…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2017, 12:08am -
  • Two for one business class and more!
    Welcome to today’s Frequent Miler week in review, where we recap this week’s highlights. First up this week, Cathay Pacific is out with a credit card for US consumers. We explored whether you should be inspired to go after the sign up bonus. With…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 11:43am -
  • Are you eligible for the Amex SPG 35K bonus?
    I expect that many readers are interested in the Amex SPG lmited time 35K offers for both personal and business cards.  I know that I am.  Unfortunately, the offer terms state “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 9:46pm -
  • Targeted Plastiq promo: No service fee for 2 months when scheduling 6 months of mortgage/rent payments
    As reported by Doctor of Credit, Plastiq is sending out a targeted offer for 2 months of rent or mortgage payments with no service fee when you schedule 6 months of payments and pay with a Mastercard. Plastiq normally charges 2.5% for Mastercard paym…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 3:31pm -
  • The Fine Print: The Consumer Strikes Back
    The following is not legal advice. Please contact Alexander Bachuwa, a New York attorney, if you have a consumer arbitration question or claim. Two weeks ago I wrote an article called Don’t Let Arbitration Delay Your Wedding which recounted Dan…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Increased Amex SPG sign-up bonuses: 35K on both business and personal!
    American Express has increased the signup bonuses on both the SPG personal and SPG business cards to 35k bonus points for completing the total required spend. We have only seen a 35k signup bonus once before on these cards. While the required spend w…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 2:43pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • I'm going to Jamaica and I couldn't be more excited
    This weekend I'm heading to the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall for my first international trip of 2017 (and first since being approved for Global Entry). I'm not bringing my computer so there shouldn't be any activity here on the blog until next week, althou…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Interesting Starwood and Marriott stacking opportunities
    I was chatting yesterday with someone who has had a lot of success with Marriott recently, taking advantage of a number of opportunities that currently intersect due to the merger of the Marriott and Starwood hotel chains. While I don't generally thi…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 10:59am -
  • How I think about the Hilton Honors reforms
    People are talking about Hilton's recent announcement that they'll be eliminating the concept of hotel award categories and charging whatever they think is fair for a free night at their properties. They're also rebranding their loyalty program to "H…
    - 7 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Maybe just show up to a Global Entry interview without an appointment
    I've never had a card that offered Global Entry or Precheck fee reimbursement because I don't pay $450 annual fees, but a generous reader with many, many more such credits than he could ever use insisted I use one to pay my Global Entry registration…
    - 11 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 10:59am -
  • What are HawaiianMiles worth?
    Hawaiian Airlines is a traditional US carrier that flies between the Hawaiian islands and between Hawaii and the Western United States as well as New York's JFK airport, and from Hawaii to Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, Korea…
    - 14 days ago Feb 6, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Sustainability: value, cost, and risk
    When a good deal comes along, especially if it doesn't have a designated expiration date, folks often talk about whether the deal is "sustainable" or not. The general idea is that if a deal is "too good to last," then it won't.Of course, there are lo…
    - 19 days ago Feb 1, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Unbonused spend outlook for 2017
    Earlier this month I wrote about the BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card and Bank of America Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors, and favorably compared that combination to some of the best deals in travel hacking:A Chase Ink Plus and Sapphire Res…
    - 20 days ago Jan 31, 2017, 10:59am -
  • "Lombard Street" is a marvelous little book
    This is a review of "Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market" by Walter Bagehot. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you're interested in buying a copy, I hope you'll consider using my Amazon Associates referral link.19th cen…
    - 24 days ago Jan 27, 2017, 10:59am -
  • On Chase Hyatt stay credits
    Last year I did a fair amount of waffling back and forth on whether to requalify as a Hyatt Diamond for 2017. After the new World of Hyatt program was announced, I ultimately decided to requalify for two main reasons:As a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond…
    - 25 days ago Jan 26, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Quick hit: how American Express cards treat refunds towards annual spend thresholds
    Late last year I tried to take advantage of an increased portal payout at an online merchant by buying a few thousand dollars of electronics which, if the portal had tracked and paid out properly, I planned to then resell.The portal ultimately didn't…
    - 28 days ago Jan 23, 2017, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newWhich is Better? The 35k SPG or 75k Hilton Offers?
    Last week the Hilton no annual fee credit card increased its sign up bonus to 75,000 points and the Starwood Preferred Guest personal and business cards increased their sign up bonuses to 35,000 points. So which offer is better? I use Hilton points f…
    - 11 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 8:21am -
  • How to Book a RTW Trip in 2017. Use These Underpriced Awards Around the World.
    Until 2014, the best way to use miles to book a round-the-world (RTW) trip was to save a lot of one mileage currency and book a special RTW award with those miles. If you’ve saved up miles for years to book yourself such a once-in-a-lifetime trip,…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 1:30pm -
  • How Long Does it Take Membership Rewards to Transfer?
    Transferable points are points you earn from a credit card that you can transfer to many different types of airline miles or other points. They are valuable because they give you so much flexibility. Each airline program has strengths and weaknesses…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • LIMITED TIME: Highest 35k SPG Bonus Returns!
    The Starwood Preferred Guest personal and business credit cards from American Express now come with 35,000 bonus Starpoints for spending $5,000 and $8,000 respectively in the first six months of cardmembership. These offers end April 5, 2017. Credit…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 6:55pm -
  • Limited Time Offer: 75,000 Bonus Points on Hilton Visa Signature
    For a limited time, the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card offers 75,000 bonus HHonors points after spending $2,000 on the card in the first three months. This is enough points for 15-18 free nights at Hilton Category 1 hotels. Credit…
    - 5 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 1:48am -
  • 7 Awesome Alaska Awards w/Free Stopovers & How to Book Them
    I’m a big fan of Alaska miles, because of the free stopovers on one way awards and great mix of partners from multiple alliances. Alaska Mileage Plan Basics Before we get into potential redemptions and stopover destinations, let’s go over some ba…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 6:15pm -
  • HURRY: WOW Air $69.99 to Continental Europe
    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. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is design…
    - 6 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 8:02pm -
  • Flash Sale: Get 100% Bonus on Purchasing IHG Points
    Through Friday (February 17, 2017), you can buy 5,000+ IHG Rewards Club points with a 100% bonus. That brings the per-point price down to 0.575 cents, which means you can book certain hotels for as low as $29. IHG is the loyalty program of these b…
    - 6 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 5:33pm -
  • See Four Hawaiian Islands for 6,000 Miles
    While writing yesterday’s post about United now allowing free Hawaii flights on awards, I had a separate idea about United miles and Hawaii flights that I didn’t want anyone to miss: You can see four Hawaiian islands on a single award that costs…
    - 6 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 1:30pm -
  • Today Only: 25,500 Mile Flat Beds USA to Europe
    Fly a flat bed to Madrid for 25,500 Avios and low fuel surcharges this spring. Economy awards start at 12,750 Avios + $71 or 3,200 Avios and $181 one way. Iberia is offering a 25% discount on economy and Business Class awards booked by today (2/14/…
    - 7 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 6:41am -

Frequent Flier

  • newDOJ: Rogue TSA Agents, Airport Workers Smuggled Tons of Cocaine via SJU
    A grand jury indictment accuses six current and former TSA employees and as many SJU workers of a conspiracy responsible for the import of 20 tons of drugs into the US over more than a decade. A coordinated sting by US law enforcement found that Tran…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newMan Says Ice Fell From Plane, Onto His Roof
    A 69-year-old UK homeowner claims a piece of ice that recently damaged the roof of his house belonged to a plane that flew overhead. The block of ice weighed in around 10kg, or, as Metro put it, “the weight of two domestic cats.” Though the man,…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newRyanair Boss Says Post-Brexit Britain Risks Isolation
    Michael O’Leary has been heavily critical of the British government’s negotiations to leave the European Union and says that the country’s airports could be left cut-off post-Brexit. Brexit could leave Britain bereft of European flights, Ryanai…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newUnited Poaches Another AA Executive
    A letter from American Airlines President Robert Isom to employees revealed that Andrew Nocella, the erstwhile SVP for network, planning, alliances and Sales for American Airlines, will be leaving his role at the carrier to accept a senior positio…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • NFL Player Claims AA Booted Him From Flight
    Tyrone Crawford, a defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, claims American Airlines booted him from a flight Thursday over the size of his carry-on. Crawford briefly took to Twitter for a (now-deleted) commentary on the situation. The player was rep…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 9:51pm -
  • Southwest Flight Collides With Frontier Flight at PHX
    A Frontier Airlines flight leaving the gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) clipped wings with an arriving Southwest Airlines flight while taxiing at about 8 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported to any passengers or crew, but…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 9:43pm -
  • Sneaky Smoke Causes Evacuation at London Stansted
    A passenger smoking an e-cigarette in a toilet at STN inadvertently caused a major incident in the early hours of Friday morning. A passenger attempting a sneaky smoke ended up causing a major incident at London Stansted Airport (STN) on Friday morni…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 8:23pm -
  • Passengers Cause Chaos by Refusing to Sit Next to Women on Easyjet Flight
    The group of men, reportedly devout Orthodox Jews, were escorted off the plane at Luton after it arrived from Israel to prevent a potential breach of peace. It has been reported that a group of men were escorted by police off an Easyjet flight from T…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 8:09pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: An Unfortunate Preview of Upcoming Attractions
    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. Honorab…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 7:54pm -
  • Americans Increasingly Hesitant to Travel to Mexico, Says Survey
    A recent survey by the MAST Travel Network has revealed that among 166 travel agents, eight percent of those surveyed reported clients who have either re-booked trips from Mexico to other destinations or canceled their travel plans entirely. MAST…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

  • Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass
    It’s the time of year to talk about the Southwest […]The post Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 35 days ago Jan 16, 2017, 6:10pm -
  • 5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios
    Avios are likely the easiest frequent flyer miles to ea […]The post 5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 43 days ago Jan 9, 2017, 4:12am -
  • Cost Breakdown of 18 Days in Albania
    This is a delayed cost breakdown of all the expenses fr […]The post Cost Breakdown of 18 Days in Albania appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 69 days ago Dec 13, 2016, 11:30pm -
  • (New) Unbelievably Cheap Points Hotels
    Since I’ve now updated our Complete Maps, I decid […]The post (New) Unbelievably Cheap Points Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 84 days ago Nov 29, 2016, 4:45am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newStarwood AMEX Cards – No Foreign Transaction Fees!
    Considering the fantastic limited-time offer on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards?  Good news! Not only is the sign-up bonus worth LOTS of Big Travel with Small Money, but both the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from Ame…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • newMy Review of Character Locator: A Website to Help You Plan Your Next Disney Vacation
    Planning a trip to Disney World?  There’s an online tool called Character Locator, which promises to help you “play more” and “wait less” during your next trip to the park! With Character Locator’s detailed park information, like charac…
    - 10 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 9:00am -
  • Can You Earn More Than One Sign-Up Bonus With the Same AMEX Business Card?
    A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed: I was recently approved for a 2nd Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.  My 1st card is for a different business.  Am I eligible to earn the sign-up bonus twice? It’s possib…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • How Long Will the 60,000 Point Southwest Premier Small Business Offer Last?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Victor, tweeted: How long will the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card 60,000 point offer last? Great question! You can earn 60,000 Southwest points with the Chase Southwest Premier small business card w…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • This Couple Lived in Europe for 5 Months and Visited 16 Countries!
    Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Rob is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 9:31am -
  • Which Starwood Card: Personal or Small Business?

    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 9:01am -
  • Blog Giveaway: 20,000 Hilton Points!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thank you to our readers for all your support over the years!  This week, Emily and I are giving away 20,000 Hilton points! I’ll show you how to enter! Hilton is making big changes to their…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 9:00am -
  • 15,000 IHG Points Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in our 15,000 IHG points giveaway! Find out if you won! Congrats to Tom, who won by leaving a blog comment! Emily will be in touch on how to get your … Con…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 8:30am -
  • This Card Has a Best-Ever Sign-Up Bonus and Does NOT Count Against Chase’s 5/24 Rule
    Through April 5, 2017, you can earn up to 35,000 Starwood points on both the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements. I’ve written why this is a great offer…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • “People Say They Can’t Afford Travel. But All It Takes Is a Little Knowledge and Discipline”
    Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money! Miles & Points Interview:  Points, Miles & Life Ian writes Points, Miles & Life to share his travel experiences and … Conti…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 9:30am -

Nomadic Matt

  • new23 Reader Questions. 23 Attempted Answers.
    You asked so I answered! In this big Q&A post, I answer your questions about finding your passion, how to travel without a lot of money, the best credit cards, my upcoming tour, homesickness, if it's safe to travel to the United States, and much more…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Announcing My 2017 Group Tours!
    The Nomadic Matt tours are back with tours to Amsterdam/Paris, Vienna/Prague, NYC, and Austin! On my tours, I take you to all my favorite sights, restaurants, bars, and off-the-beaten-track attractions. Here's everything you need to know - including…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 2:15pm -
  • 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera
    Having a new camera doesn't mean your photos are going to automatically improve. That's why award-winning photographer Laurence Norah is sharing his 10 tips that will help you along the road to getting better travel shots with a new camera.The post…
    - 7 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 2:41pm -
  • Malta: The Country of Half Neglected Buildings
    In search of warmer weather during a winter trip to Europe, I headed to Malta. I'd never been before but it came so heavily recommended! While mostly a summer destination, I still loved my visit to the country but what I loved the most was what I had…
    - 11 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Great LGBT Events to Visit (Other than Pride)
    Adam from Travels of Adam is back with another column about LGBT travel! This time, he shares with us the biggest and best LGBT events around the world (outside of PRIDE) that bring the wide-ranging community together for incredible adventures.The p…
    - 18 days ago Feb 2, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked
    Taking the leap to travel can be difficult for a lot of reasons, but especially with all the misconceptions out there. In this post, Kristin Addis addresses 8 common myths associated with solo female travel and how to not let those stop you. The pos…
    - 21 days ago Jan 30, 2017, 2:29pm -
  • Travel Tip: Put Away Your Damn Phone!
    Over the last few years, I’ve seen a remarkable shift in social interactions while traveling. With advancements in technology, we're able to be wired all the time but constant distraction keeps us from enjoying the best parts of travel. Here's why…
    - 25 days ago Jan 26, 2017, 5:05pm -
  • An In-Depth Travel Guide to Cape Town
    Introducing a new column from Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit! They'll be writing about traveling around Africa and sharing tips, guides, and stories about the continent. Their first post is about Cape Town, a town they lived in for a few…
    - 28 days ago Jan 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • How to Find Work Overseas: 15 Ways to Earn Money When You Travel
    You don't have to have a lot of money to travel because you can work while you are on the road! Find work abroad is a lot easier than you think. In this post, I share 15 ways you can earn money when you travel so you can keep exploring the world!The…
    - 32 days ago Jan 19, 2017, 2:17pm -
  • The 2017 Reader Survey: How can I make this better for you?
    Every six months I like to survey the community to get a sense of what’s working and what’s not. Checking in lets me understand what you like and how you feel. This survey will take only five minutes of your time and these responses lead to site…
    - 35 days ago Jan 16, 2017, 2:42pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & 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 -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newBusiness Class Sale
    Thanks to reader Vishal for sharing this sale from Singapore Airlines. Not a ton of choices there, but really great prices (by Business Class standards) if any work for you. If so, make sure you book today.  
    - 10 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 9:28am -
  • Spring Training From SPG
    As always, spring training baseball is a fun way to burn a few Starwood points. Unless you hate sports. Then it’s a slow form of torture as you awkwardly watch strange men run around in the grass. Also, thanks to reader Shahriyar for sharing this:…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 8:04am -
  • Starwood Increased Bonus
    If you haven’t had the SPG Personal or Business card before…it’s time to take a look. Both are up to 35,000 points through April 5th. This currency is a huge favorite of mine and the new Marriott transfer option is just one of many good ways t…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 8:12am -
  • Save Delta Miles From LAX
    By the end of the day, you can book flights from LAX with fewer SkyMiles. Some really good options starting at 5,000 miles each way. And since you’re trying to beat the clock, you might also want to look at this JetBlue sale that won’t be around…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 8:35am -
  • Tuesday Pair
    Happy Valentine’s Day, you romantic nerds! 2 more good ones as this busy week continues: Get 14% cash back from a bunch of stores on Ebates today. Definitely worth looking at since most are normally 4% or less. If you have an American Express card…
    - 6 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 8:34am -
  • Start Of Week Deals
    American Airlines Vacations is offering a 15,000-mile bonus on three-night stays. Book by the 22nd. Interesting. I can’t remember ever mentioning Ethiopian Airlines. Not sure why I would have. But they’re advertising a free 3,000 miles for joinin…
    - 7 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 9:19am -
  • Miles For Romantics
    Dudes- Are you incredibly…sometimes painfully…handsome? Do you find it impossible to buy clothes that fit around your sculpted muscles? Is your charisma so contagious that vaccines are being developed for it? If not, it’s that time of year to b…
    - 10 days ago Feb 10, 2017, 9:27am -
  • More Hilton Points For Stays
    As much as I hate writing about Hilton twice in a month…make sure you combine this 500 points with the 2,000 from last week for 2,500 points for each stay.
    - 11 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 10:37am -
  • Check Your Starwood Offer
    Take 5 or 10 seconds and check if you’re targeted for this one from Starwood. A few different offers might pop up (or nada like I got).
    - 12 days ago Feb 8, 2017, 10:52am -
  • Some Delta Stuff
    Thanks to reader Ali for sending a couple of Delta deals… Book an Airbnb here by the end of April and get 3 SkyMiles per dollar spent. If you’re new to Airbnb, they’ll throw in 2,000 miles for your first stay. It’s a little weird but, accordi…
    - 13 days ago Feb 7, 2017, 8:03am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newPaypal Exclusive Offer Promotion: Get $10 With $75 Purchase (Targeted)
    For those that online shop frequently, we all know the hassle of typing in our card information every time unless you’re familiar with Paypal. Paypal is a great online payment system that is reliable. Currently, they are now offering a new promotio…
    - 45 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:15pm -
  • newSafeway Gift Card Promotion: Staple’s $15 off with $100 Gift Cards
    For a limited time only, Safeway is offering a great gift card promotion where you purchase $100 in select Staple’s gift cards and get $15 off! This offer is valid in stores or online and expires on March 10, 2017 so hurry and visit your local Saf…
    - 57 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:03pm -
  • newShop Your Way Portal Promotion: Earn Up To $15 back in points
    Shop Your Way is a great shopping portal that makes life easier to shop and earn discounts! Currently Shop Your way is offering a chance to earn up to $15 back in points, giving you the chance to earn up to$50 max.  This deal comes just in time fo…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:17pm -
  • newSamsung 58″ LED Smart HDTV 1080p via Best Buy: $449.99 + Free Shipping
    Best Buy is currently having a sale on Samsung 58″ LED 1080p Smart HDTV for only $449.99 + FREE SHIPPING! If you’ve never experienced Samsung’s Smart TV you’re in for a lot of fun since you’ll be able to make this TV your grand entertainm…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:10pm -
  • newWells Fargo Bonus Promotions: $50, $100, $150, $250 Checking & Business
    Wells Fargo Promotions are available for residents nationwide, with bonuses that can range in value from $10, $25, $50, $100, $150, & $250 checking & business good through March 3, 2017. For these bonuses, customers are only required to open a Well…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 4:05pm -
  • newWells Fargo Everyday Checking Account Promotion: $250 Bonus (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, Wells Fargo is offering you an opportunity to score a $250 bonus when you open a new checking account online valid through March 3, 2017. To qualify for the $250 bonus, you must make 10 debit card purchases and/or payments wit…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:50pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for February 20, 2017
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on laptops, T.Vs, computers, cell phones, household appliances, and many other items? Well you’re in the right spot since we’re going to keep track of the best hot deals of the day and we’ll continually upd…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • newTop Ten Bank Promotions in Missouri
    “Where the Rivers Run,” there are also great bank deals! Here is a list of the Top Ten Bank Promotions in Missouri. When signing up for a new bank account, Bank Promotions are a common perk ranging from as little as $10 bonuses to as much as $1…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:10pm -
  • newKenmore Barbecue Grill Class Action Lawsuit
    If you have purchased a new Kenmore with a galvanized steel firebox that was manufactured between the dates of Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2014, then you are eligible for a potential award from the Kenmore Barbecue Grill Class Action Lawsuit! Accordi…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • newNew US Bank Business Edge Select Rewards Card Review: 10,000 Bonus Points + 0% Intro APR for 9 Billing Cycles
    US Bank Business Edge™ Select Rewards has an amazing bonus of 10,000 bonus points after you complete at least $500 in net purchases during the first 90 days of account opening. On top of that you get to enjoy 0% introductory APR for 9 billing cyc…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 4:00am -

Travel Codex

  • newHow to Transfer Membership Rewards Points
    American Express Membership Rewards points were one of the first flexible rewards currencies. The ability to transfer points to many different loyalty programs is important. It makes it easier to earn a large number of points in one account and distr…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newWhat to Expect from the New World of Hyatt
    Last year, Hyatt shocked many members by not just updating its popular Gold Passport loyalty program but by announcing a completely one: World of Hyatt. This change takes effect in a couple weeks on March 1, 2017, in the form of new benefits and eli…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Review of the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card
    This information was current as of February 18, 2017. Benefits Drawbacks Big bonuses in popular categories. Get 3X points on airfare and 2X points at restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations. (Restrictions apply.) $100 travel credit. Each year y…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 10:30pm -
  • Review: Hampton Inn Omaha Midtown – Aksarben Area
    Four years into my new job, I finally got to take a business trip.  To Nebraska.  In January.  But hey, I love cold weather, and I’d get to check out a new airport.  My meeting the next day was in Lincoln, 55 miles to the west.  Thus, I looked…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Delta Restores Free Meals in Domestic Economy on Some Flights
    Delta Air Lines is generally regarded as a carrier that has done the most to improve customer service on its planes. As much as I dislike their loyalty program, I’ve always thought they do well at their core job: running an airline. So it’s not t…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 7:46pm -
  • JetBlue TrueBlue Bonus Miles are Posting for Amazon Purchases
    In December, JetBlue launched a great partnership with Amazon which allows you to earn 3 points per dollar spent on Amazon.com purchases. The steps to sign up for this promotion are easy. Here is what you need to do: 1). Sign up for a JetBlue TrueBlu…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Vietnam Introduces E-Visas for U.S. Citizens
    Hip hip hooray! U.S. citizens traveling to Vietnam now have a simplified process for obtaining travel visas directly from the Vietnam government. As reported by our friends over at The Flight Deal, Vietnam recently introduced an e-Visa (electronic vi…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 8:19pm -
  • Limited Time: Buy IHG Points on Sale for 0.575 Cents Each
    IHG — the world’s biggest hotel loyalty program — is running a special promotion through Friday when you buy additional points. You can get up to a 100% bonus depending on how many you buy. I think it’s a good deal. However, the offer isn’t…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Sitting 10-across in Economy Class is Surprisingly Tolerable
    When the Boeing 777 launched, 9-across seating in economy was the standard. These days, many airlines are adding a seat to make 10-across economy class. Until recently, I have been able to avoid this tight configuration. Due to a weather delay on my…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Premium Suite
    We popped down to Newport Beach for the weekend to visit my newborn nephew. We decided to stay at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, as it’s just a five minute drive away from my brother’s house. When we realized that my wife’s Diamond Suite Upg…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 12:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • Wells Fargo Wallet $10 Statement Credit with Tap and Pay
    The Wells Fargo Wallet for Android will give you a $10 statement credit when you use tap and pay at any participating retailer to make your first purchase for any amount of money with Wells Fargo Wallet by March 25, 2017.The Wells Fargo Wallet is a…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 8:07pm -
  • Servy Restaurant Mystery Dining App up to $25 Cash Payments and $5 Referrals
    Servy is a restaurant mystery dining app that rewards qualified diners with up to $25 in cash reimbursements for providing restaurants with private feedback about your dining and delivery experiences.Just download the Servy App for iOS or Android to…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 10:11pm -
  • Credible Student Loan Refinancing $500 Bonus Incentive
    You can receive a $500 Bonus from Credible when you successfully close on a refinance student loan of at least $5,000, available when you submit your refinancing request by March 31, 2017, and complete your refinancing request with the lender by May…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 9:22pm -
  • Chime Prepaid Card $20 Sign-Up Bonus, $20 Referral Bonuses and Shopping Rewards
    The Chime Visa Prepaid Card has updated their referral program to provide new card members with a $20 sign-up bonus when you join via a current member's referral, plus current members will earn a $20 referral bonus for each new member that you refer,…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 7:55pm -
  • Hey Dude Shoes 20% Discount Code and $150 Referral Credits
    Hey Dude Shoes makes stylish and comfortable footwear for men and women with a wide range of unique collections to make your feet happy.You can get a Hey Dude Shoes 20% Discount Code to use toward your first purchase for orders over $60 on their web…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 7:53pm -
  • Airbanq App and Prepaid Card $5 Bonus Referrals and $50 Direct Deposit Reward
    The Airbanq Express Check Cashing App and Akimbo Airbanq Prepaid MasterCard can help you do all of the things that you can with a checking account without the fees and hassles of a bank, so that you can pay less to handle your money.You can earn a $…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 12:04am -
  • Bee Prepaid Card Account $10 Sign-Up Bonus and $10 Referrals – No Fees
    The Bee Account makes it easy to manage your money using the Bee mobile app and the Bee Visa Prepaid Card with no application fee, no new card fee, no monthly maintenance fees, no per-purchase fees, and no reload fees.Plus, when you download the Bee…
    - 7 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 9:10pm -
  • Restaurant.com Referral Program Free $10 Reward Codes
    The Restaurant.com Referral Program will give you a free $10 reward code to use toward the restaurant certificate of your choice for each new customer that you refer who makes their first purchase.Restaurant.com offers huge discounts on restaurant d…
    - 10 days ago Feb 10, 2017, 9:16pm -
  • Dairy Queen Receipt Survey for BOGO Smoothie or Sandwich
    I visited my local Dairy Queen the other day and realized that they are now offering a Receipt Survey that you can complete to receive a Buy One Get One Free Smoothie or Sandwich #5.You simply make a purchase at your local Dairy Queen restaurant, an…
    - 11 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 11:55pm -
  • TIAA Direct $100 Savings Account Bonus – Nationally Available
    TIAA Direct has a brand-new promotion for a $100 bonus when you open a TIAA Direct High Yield Savings Account by March 31, 2017, and maintain a $15,000 minimum daily balance for 100 days.This new TIAA Direct High Yield Savings Account promotion is a…
    - 11 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 7:01pm -

Boarding Area

  • newDelta Passenger Calls Police Because He Was Uncomfortable Sitting Next To Queer Rapper Mykki Blanco
    Courtesy: @MykkiBlanco Delta Passenger Calls Police Because He Was Uncomfortable Sitting Next To Queer Rapper Mykki Blanco According to a report in the media and tweets put out by Mykki Blanco, the passenger called police on a Delta Air Lines flight…
    - 53 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:07pm -
  • newFlawed Traffic Study Ranks Cities Most Choked by Traffic Jams
    “Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled b…
    - 54 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:06pm -
  • newDouble IHG Points with Holiday Inn Club Vacation Properties
    IHG just announced a double points promotion for those that are staying at any Holiday Inn Vacation property for three or more consecutive nights. This is valid for stays March 1 through May 14, 2017. Participating properties include: Holiday Inn Clu…
    - 55 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:05pm -
  • newRocketmiles FlyingBlue Promo
    Für eine Hotelbuchung über Rocketmiles gibt es bis zu 10.000 FlyingBlue Meilen, für die erste Buchung sogar nochmals 1.000 Meilen zusätzlich!Read more Rocketmiles FlyingBlue Promo by Travel with Massi.
    - 57 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:03pm -
  • new35,000 mile CC offer, the best mistake fare ever, and the best hotels in Japan
    This week marks the anniversary of the best mistake fare I've (personally) seen. Plus TWO 35,000 mile credit card bonuses at their highest level ever, and the best hotels in ...
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:53pm -
  • newNew 40% Bonus On Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
    Through April 6, 2017, Alaska Mileage Plan is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles.Sometimes Alaska offers several mystery targeted offers, where different accounts are targeted for different bonuses. This promo seems to be the same for eve…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:46pm -
  • newIndia offering Free SIM cards for Foreign Tourists on arrival
    If you are travelling to India on an e-Visa anytime soon, then here is a piece of good news for you. You can also pick up a free pre-loaded SIM card on arrival and get access to free data.The post India offering Free SIM cards for Foreign Tourists o…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:35pm -
  • newThe 5 Best Rewards Credit Cards Overall
    The concept of 'best' credit card is really 3 different ideas -- there are different ways that credit cards can benefit you, and there are different cards which will serve your needs in each category.Most readers are more interested in the one answe…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:34pm -
  • newHacking My Mexican Car Rental: “Then he slammed his hand down on the counter and walked away.”
    How I navigated a booby trapped rate and a rental minefield to get an amazing rate and deal on a car rental in Mexico. The agent wasn't happy!
    - 1 hour ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:33pm -
  • newSave Up TO 15% IHG Cash & points
    Thanks to reader Jules, who points out that based on your status, you may be able to save more on your IHG Points & Cash on the cash portion of their bookings. If you have higher tier status (Spire), you may be able to score up to 15% discount. Sav…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:05pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newMarriott Redemptions: Hotel Nights And Miles
    Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next two weeks. Posts will be fewer and further between.   A few weeks ago, I discussed the Hilton Honors program, which allows you to earn both hotel points and miles when you stay at a Hilton property. B…
    - 24 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 7:10pm -
  • More Bizarre “Stuff” in The World Of Travel
    One of the things that I love most about writing this blog is seeing all the bizarre things that are happening in the travel world. Here are a few: The White House Is Back Given the state of the White House, I’m sure that worrying about tours was n…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 5:33pm -
  • Hilton And American Airlines Stay Bonus
    One of the unique features of the Hilton Honors plan is the ability to “double dip.”* You can earn extra points, or points and miles on your favorite airline. Hilton is upping the ante a bit to allow you to earn extra American Airlines miles. Ear…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 4:12pm -
  • Canada Becoming Cheaper
    The Canadian Dollar may be picking up strength against its US counterpart, but flights to, from and within Canada are about to get cheaper, as WestJet expands its operations in eastern Canada. A Little Respect Who? Yup. Unless you’re Canadian, an a…
    - 7 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 4:23pm -
  • Two (Smaller) Hotel Cards That Pay for Themselves
    I spend a lot of time talking about Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt because of the breadth of their programs but, the truth is, if you want the best rewards programs, you often have to look elsewhere. The same may hold true for credit cards. Two…
    - 10 days ago Feb 10, 2017, 4:53pm -
  • Credit Card Christmas in February
    It’s credit card Christmas, as a remarkable three airline cards are offering 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses. We’ll occasionally get one or two at the same time, but we rarely have three simultaneously. Credit Card Bonanza You’ve got several choice…
    - 12 days ago Feb 8, 2017, 4:04pm -
  • Delta Improves Its AirBNB Partnership
    Delta has upped its partnership rate with Airbnb, allowing you to earn bonus miles on all stays through April 30, 2018. Delta And Airbnb Airbnb, which allows individuals to rent out their homes in much the same way that Uber provides ride service, ha…
    - 13 days ago Feb 7, 2017, 2:56pm -
  • JetBlue Extends Schedule Through October 28
    One of the differences between the “legacy” carriers (American, United, Delta) and the newer breed of low cost carriers is how they release schedules. The former generally release tickets as far as 330 days out, while the latter usually releases…
    - 14 days ago Feb 6, 2017, 5:40pm -
  • Valentine’s Day Is Coming: Get Miles
    I got the first of my Valentine’s Day reminders today, so I’ll pass it along to you. Get Miles Or Cash for Flowers I’ve discussed cash back shopping several times and have an entire page dedicated to it, but inevitably, some people do something…
    - 17 days ago Feb 3, 2017, 6:29pm -
  • Hilton “Enhances” Redemptions; Be Prepared for A Devaluation
    Hotel loyalty programs are good at many things, but the one thing that they are best at is disguising stealth devaluations as a benefit, which they will usually call “an enhancement.” The last thing that you want is for your program to get enhanc…
    - 19 days ago Feb 1, 2017, 7:51pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 2 mins ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • newThree-class 321 doing JFK-BOS turns. Why?
    I could see using a spare aircraft doing the occasional tag end, but recently this route has been served by turns on this fancy new equipment: viz. AA 198 and 199. What's the reason - a flying advertisement?
    - 4 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 2:46pm -
  • newI have 2 AA Systemwide upgrades available. They will expire end of February.
    Does anyone is interested?
    - 9 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 9:41am -
  • newRandom data points
    This is proposed 'catch-all' thread for disconnected tidbits of information concerning AC/AE, as might be gleaned by us during our travels.Definitely not meant to contain substantive analysis: I am sure that we all only do that whilst 'on the clock'…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 8:16pm -
  • Air Canada Super Elite Status
    I have been an AC 100K status holder for 7 years. As of January, it has been nearly impossible to get an upgrade. It seems AC is selling off every available seat, particularly with the auction system.I have called the SE Concierge and they have told…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 3:26pm -
  • (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 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 9:35am -
  • Air Canada unveils new retro look, with black on planes and uniforms
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-colours-1.3974114Lol....wonder what was spent on this rebrand!?
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 11:03pm -
  • UA playing cards: where'd they come from?
    My girlfriend's dad gave me a couple decks of United playing cards. They look like they may be from the 80s. Any idea where they may have come from?
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 10:14pm -
  • Airbull: Ever Read the Gibberish and Lies the airlines shovel out on Social Media?
    Anyone else notice the airbunk the airlines stream onto social media. Just now, American telling a grieving customer frustrated by their absurd fares that they 'do their best to keep fares low.' (Which is how they manage to struggle with multi BILLI…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 8:38pm -
  • Costco’s Kirkland Olive Oil: the best-kept secret in the store
    Costco’s Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil may be the best-kept secretCostco’s Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil may be the best-kept secret in the store. At $9.99 for 1.5 liters, it is roughly half the cost of t…
    - 2 days ago Feb 18, 2017, 6:35pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

Reddit r/churning

  • newOfficial US Bank FlexPerks Referral Thread
    Alright folks, this referral thread is going to work a little differently than the rest since US Bank doesn't appear to offer a way to link directly to an application with your referral ID. Your FlexPerks referral ID is usable on any of the FlexPerks…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 1:01pm -
  • newNewbie Question Weekly Thread - Week of February 20, 2017
    Welcome to the Newbie Weekly thread at /r/churning! A few rules: First and foremost, check out our extensive Wiki for answers to common questions. There are no questions too stupid, if you don't like a question being asked - you don't have to answer…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - February 20, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 11:04am -
  • newThis is love
    submitted by /u/JonyIvy [link] [comments]
    - 12 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 6:58am -
  • newRaleigh/Triangle Churning Meetup
    https://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Miles-and-Points/ submitted by /u/stompey5 [link] [comments]
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:32am -
  • newMost recent Citi AA No-24mo link is dead
    Context: Late Dec: Subreddit "discovers" the WE pre-qual loophole still alive (it was actually alive since Aug 28 when Citi first implemented the 24mo rule, just managed to go under the radar until now.) Early January: Public no-24mo link popped up…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 19, 2017, 9:38pm -
  • As per 'pointswithacrew',Chase United refer a friend bonus is starting up soon.
    Link Referrers will get 10,000 bonus United miles and the people signing up for new Chase United cards via the Chase refer a friend offer will get a 50,000 mile bonus after spending $3000 in the first 3 months. Note that bonus United miles from the C…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 6:50pm -
  • Targeted Amex PRG to Platinum Upgrade 50k MR/5K/3-Month Spend Offer - No Lifetime Language
    I noticed a targeted offer to upgrade my PRG to a Platinum for $5k spend in 3 months for 50k MR points. I've taken the Platinum 100k offer before and actually PC'd it to the PRG in question. I also currently have the Schwab Platinum and took the 40k…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 4:22pm -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - February 19, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 11:04am -
  • Storytime Weekly Thread - Week of February 19, 2017
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 11:03am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newBe Wary of Small Hospitals Overseas
    A friend’s dad had a kidney stone while he was traveling in Italy. He went to the hospital in a small town in southern Italy,...The post Be Wary of Small Hospitals Overseas appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • newChase Sapphire vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred
    In many travel circles, the Chase Sapphire travel credit cards are some of the most desirable travel rewards credit cards in the award travel realm....The post Chase Sapphire vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 3:49pm -
  • An Inside Look at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba
    Tell a group of travel writers and bloggers that you’re booked at a Banyan Tree hotel, and watch what happens. Eyes go big like saucers....The post An Inside Look at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 9:50pm -
  • Travel Style: Chef Jamie Lynch
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Chef Jamie Lynch appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 6:25pm -
  • Varanasi’s Circus of the Senses: India’s Watery Promised Land
    Varanasi, Grand Central Station for the Hindu pilgrimage, is in Uttar Pradesh, the fourth-largest of India’s 29 states. The holy city of Varanasi is on...The post Varanasi’s Circus of the Senses: India’s Watery Promised Land appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 5:17pm -
  • A Fun and Cost-Saving Trip Planning Idea for Couples
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jeff M., who offers a...The post A Fun and Cost-Saving Trip Planning Idea for Couples appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • 22 Real and Bizarre Requests Made to Travel Agents
    Travel agents are gaining momentum again, thanks in part to the rise of online booking. With the massive overload of information available online, people are getting...The post 22 Real and Bizarre Requests Made to Travel Agents appeared first on Jo…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 4:27pm -
  • Travel Style: Ashley Hanson
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Ashley Hanson appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 4:50am -
  • The Perfect Travel-Inspired Gift to Give a Newborn
    Natalie and I have been so blessed with the birth of our son and all of the love we’ve received from friends and family. We...The post The Perfect Travel-Inspired Gift to Give a Newborn appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 12:42am -
  • Video: My First TripIt Video
    I flew up to San Francisco recently to do some videos for TripIt (one of my favorite apps). The first one just came out, a...The post Video: My First TripIt Video appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 12:31am -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • newBest Hyatt Hotels, Best Uses For 35k SPG Points, Pegasus Airlines Pilot, Hyatt Globalists
    We bring you the best Hyatt hotels, teach you the best uses for 35k SPG points, go oh la la over a Pegasus Airlines pilot, pretend you are Hyatt Globalists, follow disturbing developments about the Global Entry program, a reminder not to combine Citi…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 20, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Ticket Scalping, US Airports Suck, Mount Athos Hermits, Unlimited Data Plans
    Another TBB edition of Three Links I Love. In this edition, we have a lot more than three as usual. Hope they bring a smile on your face and make you smarter, maybe even inspire you to mow your lawn or vacuum lol. In brief, we bring you all you need…
    - 1 day ago Feb 19, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Cape Town by Drone, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, Masjid Al Haram, Pumping SPG cards
    We bring you Cape Town bv drone, visit Bishkek Kyrgyzstan and Masjid Al Haram in Mecca, get to pumping SPG cards like everyone else, laugh at hotel gyms, look at some spectacular photographs again, shake our heads in disbelief after another Trump sho…
    - 3 days ago Feb 17, 2017, 11:30am -
  • 35k SPG Cards, Hilton Credit Cards, Coolest Hotels, Santorini, Amex Clawbacks
    We bring you the sizzling hot 35k SPG cards, the latest offers of Hilton credit cards, visit the coolest hotels and the Santorini Aegean Jewel, freak out with Amex clawbacks, pile up on the controversy about the “first” woman traveler to visit al…
    - 4 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Kazakhstan Trip Report – Astana and Almaty
    Come along for a Kazakhstan trip with us. We check out Astana and Almaty first. Second part will take us to the country side. TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! You can support TBB by applying for CREDIT CARDS, shopping…
    - 5 days ago Feb 15, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Marriott Loyalty, Airplane Luxury Restaurant, Anthony Bourdain Bio, United Polaris
    We bring you an interesting article about Marriott loyalty, eat at an amazing airplane luxury restaurant, read an Anthony Bourdain bio, check out the new United Polaris seat, see how e-commerce is transforming Chinese remote villages, how to be an Am…
    - 6 days ago Feb 14, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Marriott SPG Category Changes, Family Travel Compromises, Atlantis Blows
    We bring you the latest Marriott SPG category changes, read about family travel compromises, show you how Bahamas Atlantis blows, talk about some Titanic blogs, Accor and Taj hotels and more for you! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire.…
    - 7 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 11:30am -
  • Lifelong Learning, Norway, Fiduciary, Longest Running Scientific Experiments
    Another edition of three links I love. Which is never three! We bring you a must read about lifelong learning,visit Norway, learn about the Fiduciary rule and the longest running scientific experiments. TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspir…
    - 8 days ago Feb 12, 2017, 11:30am -
  • This Is How I Burned 800,434 Miles And Points in 2016
    Another annual summary of how I burned some of my millions of miles and points, hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂 You can do it tooooooo!!<————TWO strategically placed exclamation marks, BOOM! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. In…
    - 10 days ago Feb 10, 2017, 11:30am -
  • More Hilton Points, Almaty Baths, Suriname, IRA Deductions
    We bring you more Hilton points, visit Almaty Baths, travel to Suriname, how to maximize your IRA deductions, party with Vikings in Scotland, free hotel memberships, more blog writers, new blogs and much more for you! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain.…
    - 11 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 11:30am -