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The Points Guy

  • new7 Reasons I Think Qatar Qsuite is the Best Business Class in the World
    It’s not uncommon to hear a company describe its new product as revolutionary. “We’re thrilled to announce our revolutionary new premium-economy seat [that’s been in use on other airlines for half a decade].” “This revolutionary design k…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:02pm -
  • newA Shakeup at Uber, Qatar’s Fantastic Qsuites, China Southern First Class and More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new s…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newJetstar Fills Plane With Spiderman Cosplayers
    Low-cost carrier Jetstar spidey-pimped one of its planes this week to promote the release of the new movie, Spiderman: Homecoming — which comes out July 7 here in the US — inviting passengers to get in on the action for the jet’s maiden fligh…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newHotel Review: A Junior King Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal
    The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, located in the city center, is the epitome of luxury. The Pros: great service and an impressive restaurant. The Cons: a narrow pool, the view from our room was pitiful.
    - 16 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newWatch Boom Supersonic Test Its XB-1 Jet in a Wind Tunnel
    When Boom Supersonic unveiled the design of its upcoming XB-1 jet at the Paris Air Show, it created quite a buzz in the aviation world. And for good reason: when the jet takes its first test flight next year it will inch ever closer to restoring co…
    - 17 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newFly American Airlines’ 777 Premium Economy Seat Starting Today
    American Airlines is in the midst of a premium economy overhaul. Starting October 2016, AA launched its new premium economy seating on its brand new Boeing 787-9. After getting a few of these aircraft into service and some (welcome) delays, AA final…
    - 18 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:05pm -
  • newCharter Your Own Private Dreamliner for $70,000 An Hour
    For most people, having a single seat on one of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners is awe-inspiring enough, but those that want to go the extra mile will now be able to charter their very own private jumbo jet for $70,000 an hour. In other words — a round-…
    - 18 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newHow to Search and Book Qatar Airways’ Qsuite With Miles
    After an unveiling at ITB Berlin, Qatar Airways’ first aircraft with the brand-new Qsuites debuted at the Paris Air Show this week. And, it looks spectacular. In the words of TPG himself, it “feels like first class.” But, thankfully for award…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 5:50pm -
  • newFive Airlines Just Announced Free Changes for Flights Today and Tomorrow
    Storms are picking up in the Northeast and flights are already starting to get delayed. The FAA is reducing traffic into Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK and LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL) starting at 1pm ET. To ease pressure on travelers head…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 5:13pm -
  • newAmex ‘Fly Now, Earn Later’ Allows Delta Co-Branded Cardholders to Borrow Miles
    Delta and American Express are teaming up to offer select cardholders of co-branded Delta cards a new, useful perk. The new program, called “Fly Now, Earn Later,” allows Amex co-branded Delta SkyMiles cardholders to borrow miles and then pay t…
    - 21 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 4:15pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newEmirates & FlyDubai Likely To Merge Within 18 Months
    The Gulf carriers are certainly evolving the past few years, as they're under increased financial pressures from their respective governments. So while we've seen rational cost cutting, I think it's inevitable that we'll eventually see mergers as wel…
    - 13 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:17pm -
  • newReview: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Frankfurt To Los Angeles
    After flying from Paris to Frankfurt, we had just an 85 minute connection before our flight to Los Angeles. While Lufthansa's First Class Terminal is one of my favorite lounges in the world, we didn't really have enough time to visit it. That's becau…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:29pm -
  • newAmerican Adds 24 Hour Free Refunds On Award Tickets
    American has made quite some changes to their 24 hour refund policy since last year. Historically American would let you hold revenue tickets for up to 24 hours, but didn't have a 24 hour grace period to cancel after ticketing.As of April 1, 2016, A…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newReview: London Marriott Park Lane
    Yesterday I posted my review of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, a very solid property that substantially exceeds almost every Hyatt Regency standard. As I mentioned in that review, I wanted to try out two chain-standard properties that I'd…
    - 16 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:03pm -
  • newThe Bizarre Reason There Was No Service On My TAP Portugal Flight
    I’ve seen a lot of laziness from airline crews in my day, though I've never seen anything quite like what I just experienced on my TAP Portugal flight.I just flew TAP Portugal from Lisbon to Milan, which was a 2hr5min flight. As soon as we boarded…
    - 18 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:35pm -
  • newSO COOL: I Just Flew In An Old Emirates First Class Seat On An Unmarked A340
    I just finished up an Azores Airlines itinerary from Boston to Ponta Delgada to Lisbon. My inner avgeek was probably the most excited about this itinerary given that the flight from Boston to Ponta Delgada was operated by an A310, which is a rare tre…
    - 19 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 6:51pm -
  • new7 Reasons To Get The Hyatt Card Now
    I consider The Hyatt Credit Card to be one of the most valuable hotel credit cards out there. It's a card I've had for a long time, and a card I plan on holding onto for a long time. With recent news of the sign-up bonus on this card changing, in thi…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 5:03pm -
  • newOne Month Left To Figure Out A New Admirals Club Access Plan
    As we first learned last July, some major changes are being made to the Citi Prestige® Card as of July 23, 2017. This is a card that I considered to be one of the most well rounded out there, thanks to the $250 annual airline credit, Admirals Club a…
    - 22 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 3:33pm -
  • newIs The Maldives Safe?
    The Maldives is one of the most peaceful, unspoiled, and all around gorgeous places I've ever been. There's something special about so many of the resorts being on private islands, which gives you a level of privacy you don't find in many other place…
    - 23 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 2:03pm -
  • Amex Drops The Sign-Up Bonus On The Blue Business Plus Card
    In late May, American Express introduced The Blue BusinessSM Plus Credit Card, which is the hottest new credit card that we've seen introduced in quite a while. The card offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent each calendar yea…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 1:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newGet 2X everywhere AND a great signup bonus.
    We recently reported on the hot new Amex Blue Business Plus. At 2X everywhere on the first $50,000 a year in spend, it’s a great card for all kinds of regular spend. Furthermore, it has had a sign up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points after…
    - 52 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:38pm -
  • newAdvertised and unadvertised: analyzing and maximizing deals this week
    Welcome to this week in review here at Frequent Miler. This week, we looked at a few great deals — both advertised and unadvertised — and shared some methods of maximization (whether it be spending more or getting a first class ticket for less th…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 10:38am -
  • newMeet the FM team in Chicago and/or Ann Arbor
    Nick and I had a great time meeting points & miles enthusiasts and presenting at FTU (Frequent Traveler University) Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago.  Personally I always love opportunities to meet others in this game.  Also, meeting other enthusi…
    - 13 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:33am -
  • newMove fast: $20 easy money
    Travel Zork has shared an easy promotion with TopCashBack.uk. As a US-based customer, it’s still incredibly simple to take advantage of this promo and net an easy $20 cash back on $26 in spend (which can be done via many popular travel sites). The…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:07pm -
  • newFree Virgin Mobile + Virgin Atlantic / Alaska discounts: Deal or no deal?
    On the heels of Sprint’s recent (and still valid until 6/30) promotion for one year of FREE Sprint cell phone service, Virgin Mobile announced a few days ago that they are also offering nearly free wireless service for 12 months, as well as opportu…
    - 18 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:35pm -
  • newUpdate: Delta Europe deal dying, but bookable through some OTAs
    Late last night we published a huge Delta airfare sale to Europe from both hubs and smaller markets around the country. This morning, that sale is dying. Google Flights is still showing low prices, but they are no longer bookable at those prices…
    - 23 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 2:42pm -
  • Newbie’s new credit card plan, and initial results
    A bit over a week ago I published “A credit card plan for a well informed newbie.”  There I detailed a plan for this retiree to quickly rack up huge numbers of points through credit card signups.  Readers weighed in with helpful suggestions, an…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Huge Delta sale to Europe, summer travel
    Update: This fare sale is dying. However, some of these are still bookable via small OTAs at Momondo.com as of 10:41am Eastern time. See our update here. We have stumbled on a huge airfare sale from many Delta hubs and smaller cities to Europe from…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 5:22am -
  • Update: 12% back on iPads, Macbooks, DSLRs, more at Walmart
    Several shopping portals have increased rates this evening at Walmart. The highest is BeFrugal at 11% cash back. TopCashBack and Ebates are offering 10% cash back each as well. Update: TopCashBack is now offering 12% cash back at Walmart.   The…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 2:01am -
  • Buy Marriott points for 0.7 cents each
    Through June 30th, Points.com is offering SPG Starpoints for 35% off.  Since the normal price is 3.5 cents per point,  this discount makes it possible to buy those points for 2.275 cents each.  But you can do even better: Start with TopCashBack to…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 11:39pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Let's talk about the Hyatt signup bonus change
    As I first saw on Wednesday afternoon via Charles Barkowski's Running With Miles, but which you can now read about everywhere fine affiliate links are sold, starting June 29, 2017, the Chase Hyatt credit card will apparently come with a signup bonus…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Pro tip: Flexpoints can only be redeemed online for most international travel 7 days in advance
    Here's a new one for me. A long-time reader reached out to me, as the biggest fan of US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards in the blogosphere, to ask whether I'd had any experience booking close-in tickets using Flexpoints. He was trying to book a ticket…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2017 third quarter bonus earning
    July 1 marks the beginning of the third quarter of 2017, which means if you have credit cards with quarterly earning bonuses, it's time to register.Chase FreedomIn the third quarter of 2017 Chase Freedom cards will earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per…
    - 8 days ago Jun 16, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Playing defense and avoiding unforced errors
    When in comes to travel hacking, I personally believe that defense offers more consistent opportunities for gains than offense. If offense is making bold speculative plays that you know might not pan out, due to clawbacks, accounts closures, or rejec…
    - 12 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Hotel cashback portal participation (it's complicated)
    I've recently had occasion to take a look at a few options for booking paid hotel reservations, and have come across a peculiar situation on several cashback portals. Today I want to share a few observations and offer some suggestions.Booking portals…
    - 22 days ago Jun 2, 2017, 9:59am -
  • What's the 5th-best American Express card?
    Last Friday I posted a quick analysis of the American Express Blue Business Plus card, which earns 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, on up to $50,000 in purchases per calendar year.It got a lot more comments than posts which I would have…
    - 23 days ago Jun 1, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Excited about Amex Blue Business Plus? Let's talk about it
    You may have heard that American Express has launched a new business credit card that earns 2 flexible Membership Rewards points per dollar spent everywhere, on up to $50,000 in calendar year spend.You may also have heard that the 20,000 Membership R…
    - 29 days ago May 26, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Hyatt takes suite upgrade awards seriously. Be sure to use them!
    On my recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, I stayed at my favorite downtown hotel, the Hyatt Regency Lexington. It's got a great central location and a decent restaurant downstairs where Hyatt Globalists can take their free breakfast, either from the…
    - 33 days ago May 22, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Use Korean Air SKYPASS to piece together low-level Delta award availability
    In April I wrote a post trying to figure out what kind of award space Delta makes available to their partners, since the space they make to their own members is priced so inconsistently, not to say erratically. In the comments to that post, Frequent…
    - 44 days ago May 11, 2017, 9:59am -
  • My good Delta companion certificate redemption proves how bad companion certificates are
    I rarely pretend that my posts are supposed to be "timely," but since the new Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card, with its $0 base fare companion ticket, instead of the $99 base fare companion ticket the card has traditionally…
    - 47 days ago May 8, 2017, 9:59am -

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

  • Under Two Weeks Left For Delta Offers: Why SkyMiles & Why Now
    On July 5, 2017, the temporarily increased sign up bonus offers for the Delta Gold and Platinum cards issued by American Express will end. Why SkyMiles? People like to call Delta miles SkyPesos, me included sometimes, especially when another unanno…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 11:55am -
  • Hyatt Card Sign Up Bonus Changes June 29
    For spending $2,000 on the Chase Hyatt Credit Card within three months of opening it, you’ll earn two nights at any Hyatt worldwide. That is, if you open the card within the next week. One Mile at a Time received a tip that on June 29, that sign up…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 12:55pm -
  • Free Giveaway: $51 Southwest Gift Card
    Longtime and generous reader Caveman is offering one lucky reader a $51 Southwest gift card. Southwest gift cards are fully transferable and don’t expire. There are two ways to enter: Comment on this post. Retweet this tweet. GIVING AWAY A $51 GIF…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 11:05pm -
  • $313+ Roundtrips East Coast to Iceland in Late Summer/Fall
    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…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 11:48am -
  • Turn 83k Marriott Points Into 25k+ Of Almost Any Mile
    When you’re shut out from the majority of Chase cards, you loose access to tons of rewards and reward earning opportunities due to what everyone calls the Chase 5/24 rule. If you’ve opened more than five credit cards from any bank (with the ex…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 10:28pm -
  • Three Easy Ways to Earn Miles This Week
    Credit card sign up bonuses and buying cash flights tend to be the major opportunities to earn big chunks of rewards. But being a true miles and points enthusiast means taking advantage of even the little opportunities when you can, that only ta…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 11:19am -
  • 10% Transfer Bonus from ThankYou Points to Etihad
    Citi is offering a 10% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou Points to Eithad Guest through July 5, 2017. If you have ThankYou Points earned by a Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, or Citi Chairman card, then you can transfer ThankYou points to Cit…
    - 5 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 7:05pm -
  • Trip Report: Iberia A330 Business Class from São Paulo to Madrid
    Very early on May 25 I flew from Buenos Aires, Argentina to São Paulo, Brazil. I then spent the day in the LATAM VIP lounge at Guarulhos International Airport before flying to Madrid in Iberia Business Class on an Airbus 330–the subject of this p…
    - 5 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 8:46am -
  • How I Pay Zero ATM Fees Worldwide
    A note from Sarah Page: Scott originally wrote this post about the Schwab Bank High Yield Investor Checking Account debit card in March of 2014. I am re-posting it now as a reminder to all of you who haven’t jumped on this train yet–get one now!…
    - 6 days ago Jun 18, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Paying Rent & Mortgage on Cards: What Still Works & What Doesn’t
    Let’s start with the bad news. This month we’ve seen a bit of a crack down on rental and mortgage payments on credit cards. Plastiq no longer allows mortgage payments with Visa cards. Rental/mortgage payments made with the Sapphire Reserve and…
    - 7 days ago Jun 17, 2017, 12:58pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newMassachusetts Police Investigate Hotel Death
    On Thursday morning, a 19-year-old woman was found dead in a room at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Braintree, Massachusetts. According to police, a 911 call was made at approximately 7:50 a.m. local time, and police have reason to believe that the death h…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:49pm -
  • newAmerican CEO Not “Particularly Excited” About Qatar Investment
    Doug Parker calls investment “puzzling” in light of Open Skies debates. American Airlines’ executives are reacting negatively to Qatar Airways’ move to purchase 10 percent of their company, due to their previous rift over alleged government s…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:27pm -
  • newFinal FAA Reauthorization Legislation Likely to Include New Consumer Protections
    In the wake of several high-profile cases of apparent passenger mistreatment, U.S. lawmakers are signaling a new willingness to hold airlines accountable for the way travelers are treated. When legislators vote to re-authorize the authority of the F…
    - 16 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:14pm -
  • newJetStar Flight Fills With Spider-Men

    - 18 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:35pm -
  • newWorst Passenger of the Week: “Enjoy Your Holiday in Stansted!”
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 19 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 6:15pm -
  • Booking Sites Don’t Always Make It Clear When Tickets Are “Basic Economy”
    A Business Insider report finds that frustrated United Airlines passengers are arriving at the airport surprised to find that they had purchased restrictive new “basic economy” tickets. United Airlines wants passengers to know that the new ultra-…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:00am -
  • AA to Sever Relationship With Uniform Manufacturer
    After several months of complaints from American Airlines staff regarding ill health after the switch to new uniforms, the carrier will reportedly be cutting ties with clothing manufacturer Twin Hill when their contract expires in 2020. Twin Hill say…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Ritz-Carlton Launches “Yacht Collection”
    Staying at a Ritz-Carlton? How about a luxury yacht vacation to go with your hotel room? Fans of the Ritz-Carlton standard of luxury at hotels will soon be able to enjoy those same perks on the water with the company’s new luxury yacht cruise vacat…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 11:35pm -
  • Court: El Al Airlines Not Allowed to Ask Women to Re-Seat for Religious Reasons
    An Israeli court decision on Wednesday mandated that national carrier El Al is not legally allowed to ask female flyers to move seats in order to accommodate ultra-Orthodox men who refuse to sit next to women due to religious reasons. The landmark de…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 8:28pm -
  • Etihad Removes Free Chauffeur Service for First- and Business-Class PAX
    As of July 3, Etihad will institute several changes “designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer feedback,” including nixing complimentary chauffeur service for all business- and first-class passengers at all internationa…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 7:16pm -

Travel is Free

  • Best Use Of JetAirways JP Miles & JetPrivilege Award Chart
    In the past I’ve tried to explore other programs. […]The post Best Use Of JetAirways JP Miles & JetPrivilege Award Chart appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 5 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 8:23pm -
  • A Hawaiian Airlines Card /w 50,000 Miles Link
    A while ago I saw on FrequentMiler that you could find […]The post A Hawaiian Airlines Card /w 50,000 Miles Link appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 6 days ago Jun 18, 2017, 5:49pm -
  • 5 Reasons to visit the InterContinental Danang (& 2 not)
    If you followed our Instagram Stories or Facebook, then […]The post 5 Reasons to visit the InterContinental Danang (& 2 not) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 11 days ago Jun 13, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • [New] AA Miles Award Chart
    A little bit ago, American Airlines changed their price […]The post [New] AA Miles Award Chart appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 12 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 3:45pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newBlog Giveaway: 24,000 IHG Points!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Emily and I appreciate our readers!  To show our thanks, Emily and I are giving away 24,000 IHG points! I’ll tell you how to enter! Through August 31, 2017, IHG and Coca-Cola have teamed … C…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 8:00am -
  • new9,000 Starwood Points Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in our 9,000 Starwood points giveaway! Find out who won! Congratulations to Lorinda, who won by signing-up for our daily newsletter! Emily will be in touch o…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 7:30am -
  • newHurry! The Sign-Up Bonus on This New Small Business Card Won’t Last!
    A few weeks ago I let you know about the new The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express card that comes with a 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.  And has NO … Continue…
    - 19 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 6:05pm -
  • newWon’t Last! LOTS of US Cities to Europe for ~$538+

    - 22 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 3:12pm -
  • “Traveling Gives You New Perspective of Other Lifestyles, and a Greater Appreciation for What You Have Waiting for You at Home”
    Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money! Miles & Points Interview:   Travelling King Samantha writes Travelling King to provide tips, suggestions and guides to help…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 8:30am -
  • Useful New Perk for AMEX Delta Cardholders!

    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 7:25pm -
  • Book Winter Break Trips! Southwest’s Schedule Now Open Through March 7, 2018
    Good news for folks with travel plans this coming winter!  Via Deals We Like, you can now book Southwest flights through March 7, 2018. Southwest flies to lots of fun places in the US, including a number of destinations south of the … Continue r…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 5:23pm -
  • Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017
    To get the Biggest Travel with Smallest Money, it’s worth the time and effort to learn award booking tricks.  But it takes practice! If you’re looking for an easy way to to earn points and book cheap travel, I’ll give you a … Continue read…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Considering a Disney Dream Cruise? Read This First!
    Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com.  So I’ve asked them to share their tips on taking a cruise aboard the Disney Dream! Ken and Emily:   While many people … Continu…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Do You Have the Dangerous “Someday” Attitude?
    Million Mile Secrets team member Joseph is re-reading one of his favorite books: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, by Rolf Potts.  Most of our readers are NOT long-term travelers, but I asked him to write … Cont…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 8:00am -

Nomadic Matt

  • UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights
    This week, I have two important announcements to make. First, I've updated and expanded my Travel Hacking guidebook. It will show you how you can start earning free flights today with minimal effort! Second, I will be hosting travel meet-ups across t…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 2:07pm -
  • 30+ Essential Resources for the Modern LGBT Traveler
    In this month's LGBT column, Adam from Travels of Adam shares the most essential travel websites and apps for the modern LGBT traveler. As the world becomes more open and accessible to the LGBT community, these websites and apps will help make planni…
    - 5 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Common Myths About Traveling Africa – And Why They Are Wrong
    In this guest post, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse breaks down the seven most common myths about traveling around Africa. Relying on her years of experience on the continent, Kristin proves that Africa is not just a beautiful destination but on…
    - 9 days ago Jun 15, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The End of Goals: Thoughts on Turning 36
    I’ve finally decided to give up on bucket lists. As much as I love planning, life keeps throwing too many other exciting and interesting opportunities my way. Does that mean I’ll stop planning? Nope! But it does mean I’ve learned to let go of s…
    - 12 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Travel Around Namibia on a Budget
    In this guest post, Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit share their tips and tricks for traveling around Namibia on a budget. Whether you are considering a guided tour, renting a car, or even hitchhiking, this post will help you plan your visi…
    - 16 days ago Jun 8, 2017, 3:38pm -
  • How Amanda Educates Her Kids From the Road
    In this reader interview, Amanda shares her ultimate tips and tricks for long-term family travel. Amanda shows that it’s possible to not only educate your children on the road, but to do so on a budget. If you've ever considered taking your family…
    - 23 days ago Jun 1, 2017, 1:54pm -
  • Is it Safe to Visit the United States?
    America has a bad reputation when it comes to gun violence, racism, and police violence, but those statistics don't paint a full picture. America is a diverse, eclectic country – and it's also safer than the news makes it seem. So let's look at the…
    - 25 days ago May 30, 2017, 2:15pm -
  • Breaking Up with American: A Frequent Flying Budget Traveler’s Dilemma
    Until recently, US airlines had amazing loyalty programs. Unfortunately, times have changed. Frequent flier programs don't reward frequent fliers - just big spenders. Loyalty no longer matters. As someone who flies a lot but on cheap tickets, this ha…
    - 33 days ago May 22, 2017, 2:45pm -
  • Overland Travel: How Ryan Drove from Seattle to South America
    The Pan-American highway offers over 30,000km worth of adventure. Recently, Ryan and his partner drove the majority of it, overlanding from Seattle to Colombia. Best of all? They did it on a budget. In this interview, they share how they did it, cost…
    - 40 days ago May 15, 2017, 1:19pm -
  • How Travel Taught Me How to Not Give a F*ck
    All too often we get caught up on the little things: our plane being late or someone in the dorm room being loud. We spend our energy focusing on problems and things we can't control. New York Times best-selling author Mark Manson talks about how tra…
    - 44 days ago May 11, 2017, 2:21pm -

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

  • Airbnb Hosting Bonus
    You guys have lots of love for Airbnb. I learned that from the emails that started pouring in as soon as I mentioned a possible customer service issue. If you’ve only stayed as a guest, here’s a $200 bonus for creating your first listing as a h…
    - 1 day ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:05am -
  • Hyatt Card Change
    Hyatt’s card has been near the top of my Top 25 list for a long time. Since it’s getting worse in a week (downgrading to a 40,000-point bonus), this is probably our last look at a 2-night offer. One of the few Chase cards that heavy churners can…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 7:16am -
  • Midweek Triple
    Some of you are seeing higher American Express bonuses again when opening the links in incognito mode. Worth a look if you planned to apply for a card anyway. As always, make sure you try different browsers. Log in to your Southwest account and th…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 7:11am -
  • Uber Dollar Ride Discount
    Looks like there’s a way to get a dollar off per Uber ride for iPhone users. Haven’t tried it myself yet so I’m not sure if there’s a limit to how often it works. Please let me know any feedback and I’ll edit this post. Thanks!  
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 8:11am -
  • Staples Visa Cards
    Nerds with Inks continue to enjoy 2017… Buy $300 (or more) in Visa gift cards in-store at Staples this week and get $15 back. As always, this works best when buying two $200 cards. And, yes, there’s a decent chance I’ll be the cranky old guy…
    - 5 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 7:01am -
  • Promo
    JetBlue deserves some credit. As their competition keeps dropping the ball, devaluing points, and taking away benefits…these guys continue to keep loyalty in their loyalty program. Take a second to register here and you’ll get 15% of your points…
    - 8 days ago Jun 16, 2017, 7:14am -
  • Question
    Let’s say in an imaginary world, the following hypothetical situation happened… What if a loyal and trusted reader wanted to put together a group where people could buy, sell, and trade miles/points with each other? Of course there would be no…
    - 9 days ago Jun 15, 2017, 7:24am -
  • Virgin Fan Rachel
    Reader Rachel asked me to give out the following (all on Virgin America)… Two 25% discount codes for round-trip tickets. (Main cabin only. Travel before 2/28/18) Two codes each worth a $150 discount on a companion ticket. (Round-trip main cabin. T…
    - 10 days ago Jun 14, 2017, 7:44am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Ebates is up to 10% cashback for a bunch of stores. It’s today only. Worth a look. 20,000 bonus American miles if you book one of these vacation packages before the end of the month. Here’s an easy match if you have any status with Hilton.
    - 11 days ago Jun 13, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Start Of Week Deals
    Thanks to readers Ali and Jon for sending these over the weekend: Pick up 5,000 bonus Alaska miles for signing up and taking a flight. You can get an extra 10% transferring Citi ThankYou points to Etihad through July 5th. Click here, then try HV2PB a…
    - 12 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 7:01am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newAbercrombie & Fitch Store Card Review – 25% Off Your First Purchase & More
    Abercrombie & Fitch offer a store card that is issued by Comenity Bank. The card is fairly basic and as it is a store credit card it can only be used on Abercrombie & Fitch purchases. Card Basics 25% off your first purchase Exclusive cardholder offer…
    - 30 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • newCredit Karma Launches New ‘Unclaimed Money’ Search Feature [Automated Searching Now Done In 14 States]
    Update: The automated searching now works in 14 states (up from 5 at launch) California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. You can still manual…
    - 45 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:45pm -
  • new[Targeted] American Express Personal Platinum 60,000 Points – No Lifetime Language
    The Offer Direct link to offer American Express is sending out targeted e-mails for 60,000 points after $5,000 in spend within the first three months on the Personal Platinum card. What’s significantly is the fact that the one bonus per lifetime la…
    - 11 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 2:25am -
  • new$40 Visa/Amazon/Target Gift Card For Test Driving a Hyundai
    Deal is back. Thanks to DDG for posting about it. The Offer Receive a $40 Visa/Amazon/Target gift card  for test driving a Hyundai. This offer appears as a pop-up offer on the Hyundai site. Here is how to get the offer to appear: Find a dealership…
    - 11 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 2:00am -
  • neweBay Flash Sale $15 off $75 [5-11 pm ET on 6/23/17]
    The Offer Direct Link eBay is running another one of their Flash Sales from 5 pm ET until 11 pm ET today (6/23): Get  $15 off a $75 purchase with promo code: PSUMMER15OFF The Fine Print Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, ha…
    - 17 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 8:45pm -
  • newGet $200 Cash for Becoming an AirBnB Host
    The Offer Become an AirBnB host and get a $200 cash bonus with your first booking using a promo code. These promo codes are one-time use only. Slickdeals has a list of dozens of codes, I imagine some of these will still work. I don’t know where the…
    - 18 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 7:42pm -
  • new[Targeted] Online Offer for Chase Freedom Unlimited 30,000 + 2,500 Points
    The Offer Some people are getting an email offer from Chase to get the following signup bonus on the Freedom Unlimited card: $300 cash back (30,000 Chase UR points) after $500 in spend $25 cash back (2,500 Chase UR points) after adding an authorized…
    - 19 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 6:23pm -
  • new12% Cash Back at Walmart.com with Topcashback, 11% with BeFrugal, 10% with Ebates
    Update: BeFrugal is now offering 11% 12% and Topcashback now increased their rate to 12%. Expiration is tomorrow 6/24 for the TCB rate. Walmart has an increased shopping portal rate today of 10% at both Topcashback and Ebates. Expiration unknown. 10%…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 5:27pm -
  • newElements Financial 2% APY Rewards Checking on up to $20,000 + $200 Bonus
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: 2% APY Availability: Nationwide Additional requirements: 15 transactions Hard/soft pull: Soft ChexSystems: Yes Credit card funding: None Monthly fees: None with e-statements Insured: NCUA The Offer Direct…
    - 20 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • new[YMMV]Groupon: $10 Starbucks Gift Card for $5
    Deal is back, but if you’ve previously purchased you won’t be eligible. The Offer Direct Link Buy a $10 Starbucks e-gift for $5 on Groupon The Fine Print Limit 1 per person. Redeemable in-store and online. Not valid with Groupon promo codes. Ord…
    - 21 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 4:00pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Amex EveryDay Credit Card Review: 10,000 Membership Rewards Points
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from Am…
    - 10 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 3:00am -
  • newGroupon Promotion: $10 Off First Purchase
    Do you like to save money? Groupon is giving you a $10 off your first purchase when you spend at least $25 on your first purchase. Have the fun of going out while saving money. Groupon is a middle man, that promotes local businesses by giving disco…
    - 12 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newTeachers Federal Credit Union CD Account Review: 0.30% to 2.20% APY CD Rates (NY)
    For those of you who are interested in making a higher APY rate, Teachers Federal Credit Union is offering CDs with up to a 2.20% APY CD Rates. Available to residents of the New York residents of Long Island’s Nassau County and portions of Suffolk…
    - 13 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:00am -
  • newRio Grande Credit Union Referral Review: $25 Referral Bonus For Both Parties (NM)
    For residents of New Mexico, Rio Grande Credit Union is offering you the chance to earn a $25 Bonus! To earn the bonus, simply spread the word of Rio Grande Bank to your friends and family members. Then once your friend opens up a NextGen Checking Ac…
    - 14 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 11:00pm -
  • newKohl’s Coupon Promotion: Get $10 Off $30 Purchase
    These savings keep getting better and better! Kohl’s is having a promotion where you can get $10 off $30 when you use the coupon that they have provided. Luckily, you can actually use this coupon online or in-store too! Kohl’s has some of the cut…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:57pm -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for June 23, 2017
    Who loves freebies? I do! We have scoured the web far and wide to make sure that we provide you the best and top ten freebies available today! Freebies are a great way for brands to advertise their products and entice consumers to visit their website…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:34pm -
  • newTop Ten Bank Promotions in South Dakota
    Editor’s Note: Not your state? No worries, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Top Ten Bank Promotions being offered in your state. “Great Faces. Great Places.” and Great Bank Deals! In South Dakota, Mount Rushmore has faces of four…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:15pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for June 23, 2017
    Paying full price for airfare is the thing in the past, so make sure to check out our top ten flight deals for today! Flight deals come and go in a blink of an eye so make sure to take advantage of the deals listed below. Remember most airlines do al…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 10:11pm -
  • newJCPenney Coupon Promotion: $10 Off $10 Or More
    JCPenney is known as a great place to get a bargain and on top of their great prices. Currently they’re hosting a coupon giveaway, where you can take $10 off $10, or $20 off $20, or even $100 off $100!!! You must head to your local JCPenny for thei…
    - 16 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:53pm -
  • neweBay Discount Offer: $15 off $75 (Targeted)
    Check your emails right now because there’s a targeted offer that you might be chosen. eBay is sending out an email that is claiming to take $15 off $75. If you were targeted, you should start shopping right now because this offer does expire on Ju…
    - 16 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:42pm -

Travel Codex

  • new$20 Off Avis Rental (No Minimum Requirement!)
    For bookings made through August 11, 2017, Avis and Visa Checkout have teamed up to offer $20 off your Avis rental for rentals through December 31, 2017, with no minimum purchase requirement. This deal is valid for rentals at participating locations…
    - 22 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • The Ultimate Texas BBQ Trip: My Latest Travel Obsession
    Last month, Texas Monthly released the holy grail of Texas BBQ guides.  That’s right, it’s time for the once-every-four-years Top 50 Barbecue Joints list.  Long-time readers of this blog know I’ll go to great lengths for food.  Hey, I regard…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Review: The Blue Palace Resort and Spa, Crete, Greece.
    The Blue Palace Resort and Spa on the island of Crete in Greece is a beautiful location. The resort is built in the hills above a small fishing village, facing a bay in the Sea of Crete. The Blue Palace is part of the Luxury Collection under the Star…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • What Does SSSS on a Boarding Pass Entail
    For any frequent flyer, there is nothing worst than not being able to print a boarding pass at home or use a mobile app. Whenever I receive a notification that I must print my boarding pass at the airport I know something is wrong. The ticket is eith…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Third Night Free at Premium Hotels (Visa Signature Cardholders)
    If you’re a Visa Signature cardholder, you can get your third night free at select premium hotels including Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and Curio properties. This promotion is only valid if a weekend stay is included and the stay takes place between J…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Elites Now Get Access to Qantas Lounges World-wide
    Alaska Airlines and Qantas just announced some great news for Mileage Plan and Qantas Frequent Flyer elite members. Starting June 20, 2017, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold, MVP 75K and Alaska Lounge members will receive complimentary access to…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Review: United Club Houston Intercontinental Airport, Terminal E
    At Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, United Airlines operates five different United Clubs for their premium cabin passengers, Star Alliance Gold members and United Club card holders. Of the five, the United Club in terminal E is the bigg…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Chase Freedom Q3 Categories Are… (And Other Q3 Bonuses)
    Chase recently announced the 3rd quarter 2017 bonus categories for their Chase Freedom card. From July 1 to September 30, 2017, Freedom cardholders will be able to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on the first $1,500 in restaurant and…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Review: 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow
    When your son or daughter becomes too large or fidgety to remain as a lap child, and you finally decide to plunk down the change for a seat, not all problems go away… Why does this kid keep dropping toys on the floor? How do I get the baby to sleep…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Chicago O’Hare Improves International Connectivity with New Terminal Bus
    The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has introduced a new shuttle service that will make flight connections substantially easier this summer for passengers transiting through O’Hare International Airport. Starting Monday, June 19, the CDA, alon…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newA Chip Frequent Flyer Card?
    I shared a Delta infographic on the airline’s new joint venture agreement with Korean Air. Xeno P on twitter spotted a chip on the Delta…The post A Chip Frequent Flyer Card? appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.
    - 7 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:23pm -
  • newEmirates & FlyDubai Likely To Merge Within 18 Months
    The Gulf carriers are certainly evolving the past few years, as they're under increased financial pressures from their respective governments. So while we've seen rational cost cutting, I think it's inevitable that we'll eventually see mergers as wel…
    - 13 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:17pm -
  • newDelta 747 Manila run, Chicago Seminars pre-Events, RenésPoints dinner & other planning!
    Delta 747 Manila run, Chicago Seminars pre-Events, RenésPoints dinner & other planning! Continue reading →The post Delta 747 Manila run, Chicago Seminars pre-Events, RenésPoints dinner & other planning! appeared first on Renés Points.
    - 18 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:12pm -
  • newGet 2X everywhere AND a great signup bonus.
    We recently reported on the hot new Amex Blue Business Plus. At 2X everywhere on the first $50,000 a year in spend, it’s a great card for all kinds of regular spend. Furthermore, it has had a sign up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points after…
    - 52 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:38pm -
  • newReview: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Frankfurt To Los Angeles
    After flying from Paris to Frankfurt, we had just an 85 minute connection before our flight to Los Angeles. While Lufthansa's First Class Terminal is one of my favorite lounges in the world, we didn't really have enough time to visit it. That's becau…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:29pm -
  • newAmerican’s 24 Hour Refund Policy Now More Generous
    American has been less generous than Delta or United who allow 24 hour refunds regardless of how far in advance you book travel. The Department of Transportation only requires offering 24 holds or refunds for travel purchased a week or more in advan…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:35am -
  • newAmerican Adds 24 Hour Free Refunds On Award Tickets
    American has made quite some changes to their 24 hour refund policy since last year. Historically American would let you hold revenue tickets for up to 24 hours, but didn't have a 24 hour grace period to cancel after ticketing.As of April 1, 2016, A…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:03am -
  • new50% Hydro Flasks and North Face, AirBnB $200 Bonus, Amex Platinum with No Lifetime Language
    Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you.  Here are the articles for Saturday, June 24, 2017, that we think you should read.   The…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:02am -
  • newBA re-opens the Millionaires’ Door to the Concorde Room at Heathrow
    The Concorde Room has re-opened the door to the main terminal, making it much easier to get in to the lounge when connecting.The post BA re-opens the Millionaires’ Door to the Concorde Room at Heathrow appeared first on Miles from Blighty.
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:01am -
  • newAdvertised and unadvertised: analyzing and maximizing deals this week
    Welcome to this week in review here at Frequent Miler. This week, we looked at a few great deals — both advertised and unadvertised — and shared some methods of maximization (whether it be spending more or getting a first class ticket for less th…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 10:38am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Airport Lounge Access: An Affordable Luxury
    I spoke to a cruise executive several months ago who told me that one of her frustrations was that the general public still viewed cruises as a luxury item. Not that it’s a bad thing once you get on the ship, but the image kept people from even exp…
    - 2 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 3:01pm -
  • Airlines: The Way We Were
    Joe Nocera just published an interesting article on Bloomberg about how the airline business has gotten to where it is, describing it as “Airline Hell.” The basic message is “you get what you pay for” and, while it’s not pleasant, he would…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 3:27pm -
  • Free Companion Ticket On Alaska Air Or Virgin America
    I have a confession to make: This blog is influenced by geography. The fact that I live on the east coast means that the Big 3 carriers, as well as JetBlue, get the most mindshare. Which is too bad, because Alaska Airlines does not get the attention…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Going, Going, Gone? Using Your Miles For Auctions.
    Airlines have a problem. It’s a good problem, but still a problem: Frequent flyer programs have become too popular. The carriers are making so much money selling miles to their partners* that  they can’t stop, leading to overwhelming demand from…
    - 5 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 3:51pm -
  • A Couple Of Security Updates
    It’s fair to say that I’m not a fan of the TSA. I’ve always considered much of what they do to be security theater*, which can create as many problems as it solves. It’s rare that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does anything to imp…
    - 8 days ago Jun 16, 2017, 2:50pm -
  • JetBlue (Possibly) Improves Boarding (Slightly)
    I’ve never really understood the concept of a “premium boarding lane.” Yup, it’s just what it sounds like: There is a special rope line for people that the airline wants to make feel special. It costs them nothing and allows the chosen passen…
    - 11 days ago Jun 13, 2017, 4:45pm -
  • Quick Hilton Canada Bonus (Stay Required)
    Oh, Canada… If you’ve signed up for the Points and Miles option at Hilton*, you’re in luck (and if you haven’t, you can change whenever you like). Register here and stay at a participating property in Canada, and you’ll receive an additiona…
    - 13 days ago Jun 11, 2017, 4:53pm -
  • And, In Other News…
    I’ll be away for a week, so posts will be fewer and further between. Two things to think about: Several weeks ago, Kenny G gave an unannounced performance on a Delta flight. No word on whether the passengers received compensation. A few days ago, a…
    - 15 days ago Jun 9, 2017, 2:41pm -
  • JetBlue Raises The Bar On Vacations Offers
    I rarely advise people to buy travel packages. Usually, you can do better just by booking the air and hotel separately. Occasionally, though, a promotion makes it worthwhile. Double Points on JetBlue Vacations I like JetBlue a lot, but I wonder who…
    - 16 days ago Jun 8, 2017, 3:57pm -
  • Marriott Releases “Hidden” Promotion
    Every quarter,* the major hotel companies launch major promotions (which are more comprehensive than the minor ones interspersed throughout the period). Marriott has launched theirs. Sort of. Marriott MegaBonus Marriott’s second quarter promotion w…
    - 17 days ago Jun 7, 2017, 12:57pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 36 mins ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:54pm -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 10:42am -
  • newAirbull: 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…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 9:01am -
  • 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:
    - 8 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 5:16am -
  • newAir travel A total disaster, Congress takes a predictable, epic dive.
    As predicted, Congress is taking an epic dive at the behest of Wall Steeet and the airlines that front for it. Everywhere you look there is evidence that Wall Street cannot restrain itself-air travel has deteriorated every day for six years. Given a…
    - 11 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 2:42am -
  • 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'…
    - 12 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:26am -
  • newAir Canada CANCELLING tickets because of new Anti-Fraud program
    Air Canada is cancelling tickets without notifying tickets holders somtimes just before a return flight. See CBC News for more details:
    - 12 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 1:19am -
  • newThere are some valuable new Amex Sync offers
    $15 off $75 purchase at Home Depot$5 off $30 purchase at ExxonMobil$50 off $250 purchase HiltonI was able to tweet #AmexHomeDepot and #AmexExxonMobil to get these offers on additional cards (I didn't try with the Hilton offer)
    - 13 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:28am -
  • newChase Sapphire card -- where's my PIN?
    Hi, folks. I just got my new Chase Sapphire Preferred card with the IC. I have not, however, received any information regarding a PIN to be used with the card.Most places where I use cards require the PIN. What should I do?TIA,Kento
    - 14 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 11:30pm -
  • newDear Marriott: why do you place your desks so the A/C unit blows directly on the user?
    To wit:
    - 14 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 11:29pm -

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  • newScreener caught stealing
    http://www.wftv.com/news/local/tsa-agent-accused-of-stealing-large-amount-of-cash-from-travelers-bag-at-oia/538898628 ---Quote--- While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA security officer Michelle Metz that she couldn’t see her luggage,…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:26pm -
  • newHalifax- Which Hotel to Choose?
    The Marriott is not available and they won't let me use my Plat. Override. Any recommendations on staying at either Delta property and or the CY or RI? I will be there for 3 days doing touristy things. Real bummed about the Marriott. Seems...
    - 1 hour ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:21pm -
  • newHow do you get Citi Dividend
    Citi Dividend offers quarterly category bonuses. Apparently this card is not available for sign ups but it may be possible to downgrade to Citi Dividend from other Citi cards. Has anyone done this?
    - 1 hour ago Jun 24, 2017, 12:02pm -
  • newIf BA operate Taiwan & Philippines routes?
    How do you think if BA fly LON-MNL via TPE? It is feasible?
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:59am -
  • newTight connection: should I be concerned?
    Hi, I'm flying from BOS to TLV with a 1:26 stopover in JFK. The flight from Boston is the last flight of the day, and is regularly late. Sometimes hours late. The tlv flight is usually on time, but flightaware tells me it can be a few hours late..…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:48am -
  • newTime to get Mosaic after 50k spend on Barclayscard??
    Has anyone had experience with this??I met the qualifying spend 5 weeks ago but still no Mosaic.I travel in 3 weeks and it would be nice if it came thru soon.
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:41am -
  • newToo good to be true! [booking flights through budgetair.ie]
    I'm looking for a bit of advice from FT's based in Ireland. I'm travelling to New York next weekend, flying out on Saturday 1st and returning the following Monday. I'm looking to fly in Club from Dublin and the cost with BA is circa €2,600. I've...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:38am -
  • newDL Companion Flying - Standby Benefits on Aeromexico?
    Hi All, Does Aeromexico allow for Same-day Standby? If so, if I am flying with a companion (on the same PNR) who does not have elite status, will the be eligible to use the benefits, specifically same-day standby? ...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:21am -
  • newTiruchirappalli (TRZ) : 6x daily to KUL?
    I noticed that TRZ has 6 daily departures to KUL (4 by AK and 2 by OD), more than at MAA. Other International destinations served from TRZ are CMB, SIN and DXB(?) I guess AIX also used to have one daily to KUL not so long ago. Wonder what...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:10am -
  • newProblems with app
    Both I and a friend are trying to use Manage My App on both phone and desktop and when it should show seat map is coming up blank. Anyone else with this problem for seat selection or online check in?
    - 2 hours ago Jun 24, 2017, 11:09am -

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  • newTravel Style: Tim Blight
    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: Tim Blight appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • new10 Best Eats from Richmond, BC’s Dumpling Trail
    Often overlooked by its bigger brother Vancouver, Richmond—British Columbia’s fourth-largest city—is full of history, culture and some of the best Asian cuisine you can find...The post 10 Best Eats from Richmond, BC’s Dumpling Trail appeared…
    - 21 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 4:56pm -
  • newA Tip for Parents Flying With a Lap Baby
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Pax T., who says: “My...The post A Tip for Parents Flying With a Lap Baby appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 23 hours ago Jun 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Laura Grier
    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: Laura Grier appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 12:49am -
  • Are Americans More Spontaneous When They Travel?
    On the first day of summer, a new survey—by way of Finn Partners’ global Travel/Lifestyle Practice—shares some insight into the psyche of the American traveler. Many...The post Are Americans More Spontaneous When They Travel? appeared first o…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 11:42pm -
  • Video: Jetpack Rider Saves the Day in Mission Bay
    Reddit user u/NRS1 posted a video (above) of one of the coolest water rescues I’ve ever seen. It was like the stereotypical San Diego surfer dude turned...The post Video: Jetpack Rider Saves the Day in Mission Bay appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • A Universal Travel Adapter and Voltage Converter for the Summer
    If you’re planning to head overseas this summer, I bet you’re worried about not blowing your electrical devices. BESTEK’s universal travel adapter and voltage converter can help! It...The post A Universal Travel Adapter and Voltage Converte…
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 4:39pm -
  • Ask a Pilot with Spencer: Thrust Reversers
    In our Ask a Pilot series, pilot Spencer Marker answers one of your aviation-related questions each week. See past installments here and submit your own...The post Ask a Pilot with Spencer: Thrust Reversers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Jun 21, 2017, 2:25pm -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “The Most Scenic Drives in America”
    Summer is officially here in North America, which means many travelers will be packing up the car and heading out on a road trip. If...The post Travel Book of the Week: “The Most Scenic Drives in America” appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 8:57pm -
  • This Portable Device Could Save Your Life While Traveling
    This week I received a portable device that could eventually save my life while traveling. The KNCOB-DP2 Tamper Resistant Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Backup...The post This Portable Device Could Save Your Life While Traveling appeare…
    - 4 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 6:30pm -

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