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The Points Guy

  • new2017 Airline and Hotel Elite Status Progress: Richard Kerr
    2017 has been my best year when it comes airline and hotel elite status. Thanks to a shortcut challenge to American Airlines Executive Platinum that I received last year and gratuitous hotel status matches, I’ve been living the good life on the roa…
    - 49 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newFlight Review: Air France (777-300ER) Business Class From Los Angeles to Paris
    Air France's new business-class seats are a huge step up from the carrier's older cabins. The Pros: new seats, delicious food, spot-on service. The Cons: no in-flight Wi-Fi and it can be hard to pinpoint which aircraft the new seats are on.
    - 13 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 11:00pm -
  • newMegaDo Day 1: Flying a Bankrupt Airline From New York to Rome
    Welcome to the first installment of TPG Editor-at-Large Zach Honig’s coverage of the 2017 Star Alliance MegaDo. This year’s event takes AvGeeks from around the world on the adventure of a lifetime, including stops in Vienna, Brussels and Mallorca…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newMexico City Hit by Major Earthquake; Airport Reopens
    With Hurricane Harvey flooding Houston, Hurricane Irma’s destruction across the Caribbean and now Hurricane Maria bearing down on Puerto Rico, it’s been a terrible month of natural disasters in the Americas. Unfortunately, another one has just st…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:37pm -
  • newDelta is Flying Into the Path of a Category 5 Hurricane… Again
      Update: Somehow we underestimated Delta. Earlier, it looked like Delta flight #2571 would be the last Delta flight into San Juan (SJU) before Hurricane Maria’s arrival. Instead, Delta flight #549 from Atlanta (ATL) to SJU will take the prize of…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 8:25pm -
  • newSharing Travel Plans Just Got Easier with TripIt’s New Update
    We at The Points Guy have covered TripIt before and noted how it’s a helpful app that has eased our travel woes. Today, the tech company released its newest iOS 11 addition and the updates make it easier for those on the go to share their plans. No…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 8:15pm -
  • newUpdated Strategies for Booking Etihad First Apartment Awards
    Just behind Etihad’s own Residence experience, the First Apartment on the carrier’s A380 aircraft is often considered the best product in the sky. Your own enclosed suite holds both a comfortable recliner chair and a bench that turns in to a lie-…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • newBank of America Premium Rewards Card FAQ and Link for 50,000 Bonus Points
    Official Application Link: Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card Earlier this week I reviewed the brand-new Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card, which is one of the more exciting mid-tier credit cards I’ve seen in a while. The card is…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 5:05pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Newark to Athens From $373 Round-trip With Emirates
    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…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 4:25pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Capping Fares, Adding Capacity Ahead of Hurricane Maria
    Forming just Saturday morning, Hurricane Maria has rapidly developed from a cluster of storms into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane with 160 mph top sustained winds. Monday, the storm hit hard the small island of Dominica, leaving “…
    - 20 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 3:24pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newIs The British Airways Companion Voucher Worth It?
    I've written about the awesome British Airways Visa Signature® Card, which is offering a sign-up bonus of up to 100,000 bonus Avios, depending on how much you spend. The thresholds are as follows:-- 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $3,000 within…
    - 46 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newAir New Zealand Won’t Honor Cheap Business Class Fares
    A couple of days ago I wrote about some crazy low business class fares that Air New Zealand had between Australia and Los Angeles. Roundtrip tickets were available for under $1,000, which is a heck of a deal. I know a lot of people managed to ticket…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:14am -
  • newThe Sneakily Brilliant Way Allegiant Air Uses Your Internet Searches Against You
    Airlines pay a 7.5% federal excise tax on the fares of the tickets they sell. When multiplied across thousands and thousands of passengers each day, this really adds up. The key is that this tax only applies to the actual fare, and not the fees. Anyt…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:17pm -
  • newWhy Hilton’s Points Pooling Feature Is So Awesome
    Through October 4, 2017, we're seeing increased sign-up bonuses on Hilton's two co-branded American Express cards:-- The $75 annual fee Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express is offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Hilton Honors bon…
    - 17 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 6:25pm -
  • newThe Two Credit Cards That I Consider To Be Too Generous
    The credit card landscape is more competitive than ever before, and that's great for consumers. Credit card companies make money through a combination of three revenue streams:-- Merchant fees for each transaction-- Card annual fees-- Interest pay…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 4:57pm -
  • newThe Creative Way Lufthansa Is Taking Over Airberlin’s Routes To The Caribbean
    Airberlin's days are very much numbered. The airline filed for insolvency over a month ago, and has a temporary loan from the German government as airberlin's creditors go through the process of selling off their assets. We know what companies are in…
    - 20 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 3:21pm -
  • newYou Can Now Redeem Hilton Honors Points For Amazon Purchases (But Please Don’t)
    At the beginning of February we learned about some major changes that Hilton was making to their loyalty program, including the following:-- The name of the program was changed from Hilton HHonors to Hilton Honors-- The introduction of points p…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:12pm -
  • newPhilippine Airlines Considering Flights From Vancouver To Chicago & Houston
    Philippine Airlines has been putting effort into the passenger experience lately, and part of that is updating their longhaul fleet. The airline is retiring their outdated A340-300s, and is taking delivery of 777s and A350s.The airline now has eight…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 1:46pm -
  • newBritish Airways Is Adding Flights To The Seychelles In 2018
    It's not especially easy to get to the Seychelles, so this is an exciting development for anyone looking to fly from Europe to the Seychelles, or from the US to Seychelles in one stop. British Airways is adding 2x weekly flights between London Heathr…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 1:12pm -
  • newFINALLY: China Is Lifting Their Ban On Using Smartphones In-Flight
    As I've written about in the past, one of the most annoying aviation policies (at least as a passenger) is that you're not allowed to use smartphones or tablets on Chinese airlines, whether you're on the ground and the door is open, or you're in the…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 12:45pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newPlanning a teen’s first credit card
    Holy cow.  My son will turn 18 in November!  I can’t believe it.  But, rather than denying it… I’m starting to plan… for his first credit card applications.  He’s a responsible kid.  I believe he’s ready.  In the recent post “Buil…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newBig Hertz / United 5K+ per rental offer returns [Targeted]
    United and Hertz have brought back a popular promotion worth more than 5,000 United MileagePlus Miles per rental for those targeted. The Deal 1,500 bonus miles per mid-size or larger rental (available to everyone) 3,000 bonus miles with every renta…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:33am -
  • new$15 back with each dine in major cities through this app
    Yesterday, a member of the Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group posted something about using an app I hadn’t heard of before: Seated. If you like to dine out and live in a city served by the app, this one is worth a look because you can earn $15…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:06pm -
  • Is it a keeper? My take on BOA’s new Premium Rewards Card
    Bank of America’s new card was originally expected to be an ultra-premium card.  Rumors were that it would compete in the $450 / $550 space with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Amex Platinum, Citi Prestige, US Bank Altitude Reserve, etc.  But… Eith…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Barclaycard Arrival+ 50K offer ending tomorrow
    As has been reported by One Mile at a Time, the current 50,000 point signup bonus on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard is said to be ending tomorrow morning. If you’re interested in applying for this card, it looks like now may be…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:18am -
  • Can you earn 4.59% back on everyday spend with the new BOA Premium Rewards card?
    As we reported earlier today, Bank of America launched a new card this morning: the Bank of America Premium Rewards card. Greg even wrote a Bank of America Premium Rewards Card Complete Guide. I’m sure he will soon have more analysis and thoughts a…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 12:52am -
  • Merrill+ application may still be available by phone
    We had recently reported that upon launch of the new Bank of America Premium Rewards card, the Merrill+ card would cease to be available. However, reader tinytavosa commented that he applied this morning and was approved after a recon call (he had fr…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 9:33pm -
  • 50K offer now live: BOA Premium Rewards Credit Card
    Bank of America has just launched a new premium rewards credit card creatively named “Premium Rewards”. While this card won’t be for everyone, those who have $100K+ on deposit with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch can get best-in-class earnings…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 5:35pm -
  • How to dodge Plastiq cash advance fees
    Plastiq is a bill payment service that lets you pay almost any bill with a credit card in exchange for a 2.5% fee.  Paying rent, tuition, or other big expenses through Plastiq can be a great way to meet minimum spend requirements for new credit card…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Earn a couple bucks on Plastiq payments with Drop
    Drop is a an app that allows you to link a credit or debit card and activate offers in the app to earn points on purchases with a variety of retailers that can be converted to gift cards. Doctor of credit has previously written up the way it works. T…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 12:56am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Travel hacking without manufactured spend
    I was having lunch with a travel hacker in my area the other day and we got to talking about different approaches to the game.My personal approach depends almost entirely on manufactured spend. I think it's fair to say that if every manufactured spen…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2017 4th quarter bonus categories
    It's that time again: time to register for quarterly bonus earnings on all your credit cards, including the ones you never use.Chase FreedomContinuing a pretty great streak of bonus earning categories, each Chase Freedom card you have will earn 5 Ul…
    - 4 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 12:07am -
  • Roundup of some current deals
    I hope everyone had a glorious Labor Day and marched in solidarity with our worker brothers and sisters around the country and around the world. There are quite a few minor deals I haven't bothered to post about yet so I thought I'd post a roundup of…
    - 14 days ago Sep 6, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Quick hit: changes to US Bank Flexpoint transfers
    In the last few years US Bank has made a number of negative tweaks to the Flexperks Travel Rewards Visa Signature card. They restricted the once-generous "grocery" bonus category to a more restrictive definition of "grocery stores." They limited the…
    - 20 days ago Aug 31, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How I would requalify for World of Hyatt Globalist status
    [edit 8/30/17: corrected to reflect that Globalists qualifying under this promotion will not receive a Category 1-7 free night certificate; only 60-night Globalists receive free night certificates] This is my second and last year of top-tier Hyatt e…
    - 21 days ago Aug 30, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Are your unredeemed points killing your game?
    I haven't written about this lately, so hopefully my long-time readers will indulge me as I dive back into what I find is one of the most under-appreciated risks of travel hacking: the risk of unredeemed points.Plenty of attention is paid to devaluat…
    - 23 days ago Aug 28, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Sleeping the rails
    As some readers may know, in a former life I worked as an English language teacher in Russia. At that time, it was typical for expats to arrive on a business visa, which as a rule only allowed you to be present in the country for 91 out of every 180…
    - 30 days ago Aug 21, 2017, 9:59am -
  • What to expect when you're expecting your first music festival
    There's a storied tradition of bloggers not doing any research ahead of time and then making a series of predictable unforced errors. Bengali Miles Guru filed a classic of the genre about a last-minute jaunt to Cuba (Cuba is not a place you want to g…
    - 36 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Breaking even with IHG Rewards Club Spire elite status
    Last week I wrote about the possibility of using IHG Rewards Club as the primary hotel loyalty program for a reimbursed business traveler. In that post I considered only the Platinum elite status that comes with the IHG Rewards Club credit card. But…
    - 43 days ago Aug 8, 2017, 9:59am -
  • IHG Rewards Club, reconsidered
    [edit 8/7/17: updated charts to reflect 60,000-point top-tier IHG Rewards Club properties. Conclusions left unchanged.]Easily the reaction I least expected to Tuesday's post on credit card auxiliary benefits was the passionate defense that emerged in…
    - 48 days ago Aug 3, 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 -


  • newAussie AAdvantage Office No Longer Seeing Etihad Award Space
    It looks as though the longstanding workaround to booking American Airlines awards flying Etihad–calling the Australia/New Zealand reservations office–is no longer a workaround. I hope this isn’t the case, as redeeming AAdvantage miles to book…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:28am -
  • Arrival+ 50k Bonus Ending Tomorrow Morning
    UPDATE 9/18: The 50k Arrival mile bonus is changing tomorrow morning at some point (posting this update Monday evening, September 18). I just applied myself and after speaking to the reconsideration department at Barclays, learned that I have to sen…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 1:04am -
  • Buying Back Expired Miles
    In general, buying back expired miles is a good deal. Of course it’s better not to let your miles expire and not have to pay a fee, but mistakes happen. I recently received an email from reader John H. He spoke of buying back miles that had once b…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 9:43pm -
  • Buy Flying Blue Miles & Earn 100% Bonus
    Through September 25, 2017 you can buy Flying Blue miles with a 100% bonus. That brings the standard price of 3.28 cents a mile down to 1.64 cents a mile. The minimum amount of miles you have to buy to earn the 100% bonus is 4,000 (for paying roughly…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • LAST DAY: 40% Avios Transfer Bonus Means 24k Membership Rewards to Madrid in Business Class
    Tomorrow is the last day to transfer Membership Rewards to British Airways and Iberia Avios with a 40% transfer bonus. The cutoff is 11:59 p.m. MT on September 17. At the beginning of July we saw the transfer rate between American Express Membership…
    - 4 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 11:14pm -
  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards September 2017
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford To take your family on vacation To visit home for the holidays To earn big rewards…
    - 4 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 11:08pm -
  • $2k Roundtrip Fares in Singapore Business to 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 desi…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 8:26pm -
  • Equifax Data Breach: Steps to Protect Yourself
    The Equifax data breach is a bit of a nightmare and at times disgusting to read about, but there’s no need to spiral into paranoia. I agree with a lot of what this Reddit thread talks about concerning the breach, especially that the chance of havin…
    - 6 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 10:36pm -
  • Three Credit Cards I’ll Never Cancel
    There are a few reasons I would never cancel a credit card. I wouldn’t cancel a card: With no annual fee. There’s not much point, and eventually these old accounts will improve the average age of my credit accounts which will help my credit sc…
    - 6 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • Delta Flash Sale: 20k to Alaska & 35k to Hawaii Roundtrip
    Through September 14, 2017 (tomorrow) at 11:59 PM ET, you can book roundtrips between the continental United States and Alaska for 20,000 Delta miles and Hawaii for 35,000 miles. The travel period for the sale is January 8 through March 23, 2018. Sa…
    - 7 days ago Sep 13, 2017, 9:36pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newPassenger Fined $98K for Bad Behavior Onboard
    Decision handed down by judge backs data collected by aviation industry. A flyer will pay nearly $100,000 in fines after forcing a Hawaiian Airlines flight to divert, and the travel industry could have the data to back up the penalty. James August, w…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newBreastfeeding Mothers May Sue Frontier Airlines for Discrimination
    Frontier Airlines might soon be sued for discrimination by breastfeeding mothers who don’t have a place to pump. If you’re a breastfeeding mother, you may want to rethink working for Frontier Airlines. The company may soon be sued by four pilots…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newAlaska to Placate Virgin Mourners With Kevin Durant, Mood Lighting
    On the heels of Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America in 2016, the carrier plans to console customers who miss Virgin America’s charms by introducing several elements of Virgin’s style to its flights, including music at airport gates, blu…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newSEN Offers Free Ryanair Flights Due to Pilot Snafu
    Due to Ryanair’s canceling of up to 50 flights over the course of the next six weeks due to a pilot rota mishap, London Southend Airport (SEN) is offering limited free return flights to passengers inconvenienced by the incident. Ryanair chief execu…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newBA to Turn Household Waste Into Jet Fuel
    British Airways has announced that it will design a series of waste plants to turn household waste into sustainable jet fuel. The first plant is slated to convert “hundreds of thousands” of tons of household waste and will produce enough fuel to…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:18am -
  • newJetBlue CEO: Legacy Carriers “Favor Protectionism Over Competition”
    Executive supports Open Skies agreements in speech to Aero Club. JetBlue chief executive Robin Hayes used direct language to express his disappointment with the American legacy carriers’ accusations of Open Skies agreement abuses. Skift reports t…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:11am -
  • newMissing Man’s Remains in MCI Longterm Lot for 8 Months Before Discovery
    Randy Potter was reported missing eight months ago, but last week authorities discovered his body had been decomposing in a truck parked at Kansas City International the entire time. A grieving family finally has some measure of closure over the myst…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:57pm -
  • newIs It Possible to Have a Successful Relationship in Aviation?
    Relationships are, at best, never easy. They require a great deal of trust, maintenance and understanding, and oftentimes even those elements are not enough. When you throw in an aviation career, a whole new ratio of ingredients needs to be accounted…
    - 17 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 6:41pm -
  • newFinnair Offers Status Matches for Airberlin’s TopBonus Elites
    Finnair’s loyalty program is offering airberlin’s topbonus elite members and Lufthansa’s elite members a status match with an offer to upgrade with qualifying activity. Since airberlin filed for bankruptcy and its loyalty program, topbonus, fil…
    - 20 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 4:03pm -
  • EasyJet Takes A Stand Against Toxic Cabin Air, Installs New Air Filtration System
    easyJet is taking steps to remedy toxic cabin air in its aircraft – something most airlines deny exists. easyJet is finally taking a stand against toxic fumes in aircraft cabins, passively acknowledging that aerotoxic syndrome actually exists even…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • How this Boomer Canadian Couple Traveled the World for a Year
    Esther is an elementary school principal from Canada. She and her husband recently packed their bags for a year-long, round-the-world sabbatical. They are traveling the world on a budget, and in this interview they share their tips and advice for oth…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The 2017 Reader Survey: How am I Doing?
    This site exists to help the world travel better, cheaper and longer. To do that, I need to hear from you! I've created a short survey so that you can share your suggestions, criticisms, and any other feedback you have with me. The survey is complete…
    - 6 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now
    I'm always on the hunt for a good book. I absolutely love to read, and since I spend so much time in transit I'm always in need of something to help me pass the time. Here are some of the best books I've read recently – as well as a discount code f…
    - 9 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Visit Québec City on a Budget
    No visit to Canada is complete without experiencing Québec City. The history, culture, and food offer up something for everyone, and you'll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque city in all of North America! Find out how to get the most out of…
    - 15 days ago Sep 5, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt
    Over the years, this blog has grown from a part-time hobby to one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. During that time, I've built an awesome team of remote workers to help me keep this blog running smoothly. Allow me to introduce to Nomadic Ma…
    - 27 days ago Aug 24, 2017, 12:39pm -
  • How to Buy Good Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. There’s a 99% chance you will never need to use the policy you bought, but accidents happen and life on the road is uncertain. In the end, it’s better to be safe th…
    - 30 days ago Aug 21, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Adventure Races and Overland Travel: An Interview with Ric
    After getting laid off, Ric moved abroad and worked to turn his passion of traveling into his job. Now, he spends his time volunteering abroad and taking part in adventurous races all across the globe. Find out his tips for getting involved and what…
    - 34 days ago Aug 17, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • 7 Castles You MUST See in France
    The sunny, wine-soaked Loire Valley in France has over 80 castles to choose from. I spent time in the region for my birthday exploring the area, drinking wine, and pretending these castles were mine. Here's how you can do the same – and on a budget…
    - 37 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 2:25pm -
  • What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?
    I bought my first Lonely Planet guide book back in 2005, and I’ve been collecting them ever since. Yet, lately, I’ve noticed that their quality has gone down significantly. Are they still the relevant and reliable source they once were, or is the…
    - 48 days ago Aug 3, 2017, 2:02pm -
  • Reader Story: How Angela Travels the World as an Au Pair
    Ever wanted to work and travel around the world? In this reader story, Angéla shares how she went from never traveling to living abroad and working in 7 different countries. By working as an au pair, Angéla has found a way to both travel and earn m…
    - 51 days ago Jul 31, 2017, 1:58pm -

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 & 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 -



  • newAir Canada Miles For Stays
    Honestly, I like the people at Rocketmiles a lot more than the deals I’ve found there. But this one looks better than usual. If you have any paid hotel stays coming up, spend a minute doing a search here. For those to Rocketmiles, this promo will r…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 8:29am -
  • Tuesday Stuff
    Here’s some decent promos from, Orbitz, and Travelocity…and, of course, another JetBlue sale. Remember that annoyed look on Michael Jordan’s face when he missed a dunk? Multiply it by 15 and that’s still me every time I pull out my…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 7:02am -
  • Hilton Points
    Thanks to reader Scott for sharing a potential 100,000 Hilton points for military members transitioning back to civilian life. I’m clueless about this one but Scott says these contacts should help readers in some states who might qualify. The point…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 8:05am -
  • Shopping Contests
    I rarely post contests anymore, but I’m firing up the ol’ spam email address to enter these. Shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes total for all 3. Win 100,000 miles and $2,500 from Alaska, American, and United. Get 100 entries each if y…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 8:47am -
  • Aeroplan Pair
    Get a small number of Aeroplan points for a small amount of time watching this. It’s 100 points to be exact. And pick up a more significant amount of points if you have Marriott stays coming up in Canada.
    - 6 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 8:32am -
  • Midweek Flight Deals
    Use fewer SkyDongs to Alaska or Hawaii here. Air Asia is offering some impressive $4 flights on their extremely unimpressive website. Speaking of unimpressive, today is the last day for 90% off from Frontier.
    - 7 days ago Sep 13, 2017, 9:02am -
  • British Airways Events
    Reader Joan saw the Wyndham post yesterday and reminded me that the “Above and Beyond” Space Shuttle dinner is coming up in LA. Personally, I’m not much of a space geek so I’ll skip it. But I am a legendary fat-ass, so I’d definitely go to…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 9:02am -
  • Auction Value
    I posted about Wyndham’s new auctions a few weeks ago. Nobody accumulates this currency. At least that’s what it seems like from the strange lack of bidding. (Of course I’m exaggerating when I say “nobody,” but I was literally the only bidd…
    - 9 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 8:32am -
  • Equifax Sucks At Apologies
    The Equifax data breach is a total shitfest. These are truly exceptional morons to mess things up to this degree… It was a security clown show on their end. Really, really basic screwup. They knew a month ago and waited this long to give the detail…
    - 12 days ago Sep 8, 2017, 7:28am -
  • Marriott Promo
    Marriott deals are usually as exciting as an afternoon trip to the DMV, but this one is actually pretty good. Register to get a free night (up to category 5) for completing two stays before January 15th. While you’re at it, you might as well regist…
    - 13 days ago Sep 7, 2017, 7:02am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Review: 25,000 Bonus Starpoints
    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 Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit C…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 3:00am -
  • newHuntington $750 Business Bonus – Accelerated Business Checking Account
    For residents of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Huntington Bank is offering a $750 bonus when you open a new Accelerated Business Checking Account by September 30, 2017. Then you’ll need to…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newDrop Loyalty App Review: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points Rebate Rewards
    The Drop App (use promo code hustlermoneyblog to earn 1000 bonus points) offers points on shopping purchases at top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, select grocery stores and restaurants, and more. Just link your credit or debit card into the…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 11:30pm -
  • newTop Ten Bank Promotions in Massachusetts
    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. Here is a list of the Top Ten Bank Promotions in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is a small sized state with…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:50pm -
  • newFree Ways to Send Money – Money Transfers to Friends & Family
    You know the feeling. You’re out at a restaurant and you need to split a check on a meal with your friends or family. Or maybe you want to pay a friend back for a concert or movie ticket. Now, thanks to new technology, there are several secure and…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:40pm -
  • newKroger Offer Gift Card Promotion: $25 Burger King Gift Card for $20
    Burger King is the home of the famous whopper, and if you find yourself there often, make sure to check out the Kroger Offer Gift Card Promotion. Valid through September 19, 2017, you can get a $25 Burger King Gift Card for only $20 from Kroger. Sim…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:33pm -
  • newFox Communities Credit Union Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (WI)
    For residents of Wisconsin, Fox Communities Credit Union is offering $50 bonus when you open a new qualifying checking account by November 30, 2017! To earn the $50 bonus, call the New London Branch at 1-920-993-3637 or fill out the online form to…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:10pm -
  • newSwych App Promotion: Get Up to $10 Free in Gift Cards (YMMV)
    Have you heard of Swych? Well if you’re into purchasing gift cards, here’s your chance to save some money! Right now, Swych is giving you the opportunity to get a $10 Target Gift Card for $5, or a $15 Cold Stone Gift Card for $5, or a $10AMC Gift…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:09pm -
  • newFedEx Flash Sale Promotion: 50% Off Mounted Posters
    Advertise for your shop or print slogans for your company with mounted posters from FedEx. Now through September 20, 2017, FedEx is offering a flash sale where you can get 50% off your mounted posters. You can even choose from a matte or gloss finis…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:58pm -
  • newAmazon Kindle Promotion: Free Marvel Comic Books
    For a limited amount of time, Amazon is offering Free Marvel Comic Books for Kindle eBooks. Simply go onto the Amazon Marvel Comic Books Promotion Page and purchase them for free. Featured comic books include the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, S…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 9:47pm -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: Air Berlin Economy Class, Chicago O’Hare to Berlin (+Return)
    AIR BERLIN has flown daily round trips between Chicago O’Hare and Berlin Tegel airports since early 2013. Unfortunately, due to Air Berlin’s insolvency situation, the airline is in the process of dismantling its long-haul network from Berlin, as…
    - 49 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newYou Can Now Redeem Hilton Honors Points at
    Hilton announced several changes to their loyalty program in February of this year, the least of which was changing the name from “HHonors” to “Honors.” The team was much more excited about the opportunity for members to redeem their points f…
    - 17 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 6:42pm -
  • newReview: Radisson Blu Gran Canaria, 1 Bedroom Suite
    I got the Club Carlson credit card years ago. Had I ever stayed at a Club Carlson property? Nope. Did I have any intentions of staying at one in the near future? Nope. At the time, the sign-up bonus was high, and it offered an annual retention bonus…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:07pm -
  • Icelandic Madness as Icelandair DFW Service Announced
    It seemed like only yesterday that Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air announced plans to serve DFW International Airport.  Well, maybe not yesterday, but it’s only been a couple of weeks.  Fresh on the heels of that announcement, Metroplex flyers…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Report: Iberia Express Business Class London, England (LHR) to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (LPA)
    Iberia Express ~ IB 3617 London Heathrow (LHR) – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (LPA) Thursday, September 7 Depart: 5:05PM Arrive: 9:30PM Duration: 4 hours 25 minutes Aircraft: Airbus A320 After a great six day visit in London, it was time to leave the d…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 12:45pm -
  • Review: Alaska Airlines E-175 Main Cabin, Dallas to Portland
    Believe it or not, I’d never flown Alaska Airlines before.  Blame it on Alaska’s historically limited network out of Dallas.  With no connection to the Pacific Northwest, I simply didn’t have any opportunity to try them.  However, thanks to…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Introduction: The Reggie and a Whiskey, Hold the Mint
    Introduction: The Reggie and a Whiskey, Hold the Mint (this post) Review: Alaska Airlines E-175 Main Cabin, Dallas to Portland Priority Passing in Portland: House Spirits Distillery and Alaska Lounge Review: Alaska Airline Premium Class, Portland to…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • How Are People Accidentally Booking Basic Economy Tickets??!!
    Anyone who follows this blog, or any other travel blog for that matter, knows that Basic Economy tickets suck. It doesn’t matter if they are American, Delta or United Basic Economy tickets, they all come with a ton of travel restrictions such as no…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The Hub: Routes, Fleet and Terminal Maps for Aeroflot
    PSJC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in the world. It was founded in 1923 and was the Soviet national airline (at one point the largest in the world). It is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and has largely traded in its So…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 11:00am -
  • An Infantile Perspective: The Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge at SFO
    So… We just got dropped off at the airport. We were about to embark on our first big trip with our first son who was just 4.5 months old. It felt completely overwhelming the day before to pack for us and for our first ever child. What would he need…
    - 6 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 12:55pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newCargo Retail Displays for Rideshare Drivers – Earn $150+ Extra Each Month – $20 Referral Bonuses
    Cargo helps rideshare drivers earn $150+ extra each month by providing complimentary and premium products to passengers, such as snacks, chargers, Advil and more, with a free retail display kit from Cargo. [Read More] Cargo Retail Displays for Ride…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 8:43pm -
  • Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card – $500 Bonus with Travel Benefits
    The new Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card offers a $500 bonus, 2X points on travel and dining, 1.5X points on all other purchases, a $100 Airline Incidental Statement Credit, a $100 Airport Security Statement Credit, and no foreign transact…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 7:21pm -
  • Stockpile Stock Gift Cards by the Dollar $5 Free Referral Bonus – Plus Free Apple Stock
    Stockpile is a stock gifting service that lets you give the gift of stocks to your family and friends (or yourself), just like you would purchase a retail gift card.Plus, if you sign up via this Stockpile $5 Bonus Link, you will get $5 of free stock…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 10:01am -
  • Veggie Grill Rewards $5 Free Credit and $5 Referral Bonuses
    Veggie Grill restaurants celebrate vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts with exquisitely delicious dishes that power you up and leave you feeling satisfied, with current locations in California, Oregon, and Washington as well as Illinois coming soon.…
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 12:03am -
  • 8 Ways for College Students to Stretch Your Money While in School
    If you're a college student who is looking for ways to stretch your money even further while attending school, check out these options for increasing your income to get some extra spending money while saving as much cash as you can along the way. [R…
    - 7 days ago Sep 13, 2017, 10:20pm -
  • Fox and Hound Sports Tavern All Star Club Free Burger or Sandwich
    The Fox and Hound Sports Tavern or Bailey's Sports Grille will give you a Free Burger or Free Sandwich just for joining their All Star Club loyalty program as well as a free entree on your birthday and access to other great perks throughout the year.…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 10:06pm -
  • TravelBank Business App Pays You To Travel and Beat Your Budget
    TravelBank is a free business travel app available on iOS and Android that pays you to book flights and beat your budget, enabling you to record travel expenses on-the-go, book airline tickets, and earn points that are redeemable for gift cards from…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 8:40pm -
  • Mimi’s Cafe eClub Free Slice of Cake or 2-Pack of Muffins or Croissants
    Sign up for Mimi's Cafe eClub to get a Free Slice of Crepe Cake or a Free 2-Pack of Muffins or Croissants for joining and on your birthday, plus get special offers like free meals and more throughout the year. [Read More] Mimi’s Cafe eClub Free S…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 7:07pm -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Free Bounty Paper Towels at Walmart
    New TopCashback members can get a Free 6-Pack of Bounty Basic Paper Towels when you purchase it for $8.94 or more at Walmart and get $9.56 in cash back from TopCashback, valid through September 15, 2017. [Read More] TopCashback Freebies – Free Bo…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 11:01am -
  • Chase College Checking Account $50 Bonus Offer for Students
    Just Bring your $50 Coupon when you open a new Chase College Checking℠ Account in your local Chase branch, enroll in paperless statements, and complete 10 qualifying transactions within 60 days of account opening to receive this $50 banking bonus f…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 10:54am -

Boarding Area

  • newHow to Obtain a Tourist Visa to Uzbekistan
    Last month I traveled to Uzbekistan with One Mile at a Time. I was traveling with a U.S. passport and a visa was needed prior to arrival. Ultimately, I had to go through some interesting hoops to get one. Here’s my story and a guide on how to obtai…
    - 10 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:39am -
  • newThe case of the vanishing Avro RJ (Brussels Airlines Edition)
    Last month, we waved off Swiss International Airlines Avro RJ. This time, we’re going to take a look at Brussels Airlines and their ever decreasing Avro RJ services Brussels Airlines Avro RJ 85 at Heathrow Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyon…
    - 20 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:29am -
  • newIs The British Airways Companion Voucher Worth It?
    I've written about the awesome British Airways Visa Signature® Card, which is offering a sign-up bonus of up to 100,000 bonus Avios, depending on how much you spend. The thresholds are as follows:-- 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $3,000 within…
    - 46 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newReview: Air Berlin Economy Class, Chicago O’Hare to Berlin (+Return)
    AIR BERLIN has flown daily round trips between Chicago O’Hare and Berlin Tegel airports since early 2013. Unfortunately, due to Air Berlin’s insolvency situation, the airline is in the process of dismantling its long-haul network from Berlin, as…
    - 49 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newWie Low Cost Airlines in den Langstreckenmarkt eindringen
    Im innereuropäischen Verkehr machen Low Cost Airlines wie Easyjet, Ryanair und Vueling den etablierten Netzwerkcarriern schon länger das Leben schwer. Während die Konkurrenz für einige Fluglinien wie Alitalia existenzbedrohend ist, haben sich and…
    - 49 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newPlanning a teen’s first credit card
    Holy cow.  My son will turn 18 in November!  I can’t believe it.  But, rather than denying it… I’m starting to plan… for his first credit card applications.  He’s a responsible kid.  I believe he’s ready.  In the recent post “Buil…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newQatar Airways Limo in partnership with Blacklane
    Qatar Airways has now partnered with a new limousine company to offer limo services across their global network. Here are all the details. The post Qatar Airways Limo in partnership with Blacklane appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
    - 1 hour ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:37am -
  • newVideo Review: Intercontinental Ljubljana – Junior Suite
    Video Review einer Junior Suite im brandneuen Intercontinental Ljubljana in Slowenien ...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:08am -
  • newPriority Pass Member? Here’s What Your $28 Credit Buys You For Dinner At Denver International Airport And a Takeaway Tip
    For those that are curious on the prices at the new Priority Pass restaurant option at Denver Airport announced last week, I have pictures. And, a sweet tip!The post Priority Pass Member? Here’s What Your $28 Credit Buys You For Dinner At Denver…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:07am -
  • newReview: Mein letzter airberlin Langstreckenflug #airlinemitHerz #DankeAirberlin
    Es ist alles traurig genug, Menschen die ihren Job mit Hingabe und Ehrgeiz machen, für die es eine Berufung und nicht nur ein Beruf ist, die leiden unter Fehlern im Management und falschen Entscheidungen. Was dann dabei herauskommt, das können wir…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 9:49am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newClub Carlson Offering Double Points!
    I’ve often referred to Club Carlson as the little program that could. It’s not the biggest loyalty program in the world but it offers excellent redemptions and promotions at a wide range of hotels, including Radisson and Park Plaza, among others.…
    - 21 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:20pm -
  • Increased Airline Elite Status Through The Starwood/Marriott Merger (Or Vice Versa)
    Mergers are generally not viewed as favorable for consumers. By concentrating power in fewer, rather than more, suppliers, the merged companies are often able to increase pricing, since there are fewer competitors. Sometimes, though, combining benefi…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 2:56pm -
  • American AAdvantage eShopping Contest
    A light promotion for the weekend relating to American Airlines eShopping, and it’s another “you have nothing to lose” type promo. Yes, the world of mileage is quiet. AA Getaway Giveaway A few days ago, I wrote a piece on a potentially targeted…
    - 4 days ago Sep 16, 2017, 2:58pm -
  • Marriott’s Greatest Dessert Ever
    Yesterday, I wrote a post in defense of Marriott. Today, well, I’m not sure… Donut Disturb   I’m assuming that this is one of those products created to generate publicity, like the $5,000 hamburger or the Golden Opulence Sundae. Yes, all your…
    - 6 days ago Sep 14, 2017, 9:14am -
  • In Defense Of Marriott…
    “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” -William Randolph Hearst There’s nothing that generates clicks on a website faster than the hint of a good story (Come to think of it, I should have titled this page, “Four things you did…
    - 7 days ago Sep 13, 2017, 3:15pm -
  • United Partner Offer, Possibly Targeted
    Keep your eyes open for a partner offer from United, which may or may not be targeted.* Yesterday, I was reading a book about Las Vegas and thinking about the subject of casino complimentary gifts, or “comps.” A comp is a free perk that a casino…
    - 8 days ago Sep 12, 2017, 3:51pm -
  • “Basic Economy” Credit Cards?
    Airlines have already introduced Basic Economy seating, which gives you a lower fare in exchange for getting no seat assignment, boarding last, surrendering seven Constitutional rights of the airlines’ choosing, etc… They seem to be expanding tha…
    - 9 days ago Sep 11, 2017, 5:35pm -
  • Two New Hotel Promos: Marriott And Starwood
    Marriott and Starwood have introduced their “not-so-fourth-quarter” promos (for the period September 12-January 15, which is four months). One is good and one is not so good. And personally, I was surprised by the good one. Regardless, don’t fo…
    - 11 days ago Sep 9, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • TSA Goes Organic, Discover Bonuses And Blog Changes
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s new this week? A few credit cards, a few bonus and some fun stuff. Let’s do a little of each. The TSA Wants Your Lunch Oh, good. In case security lines weren’t long enough. In the past, I’ve mentioned several of the i…
    - 12 days ago Sep 8, 2017, 8:53pm -
  • Fare Wars Are Back. Thanks, Delta And Spirit!
    Oops, they did it again. Just a few months after the airlines were able to brag about increasing pricing and profits, the industry started to do what it does best: attack each other. And the fare wars are only to your benefit. Delta And Spirit Disapp…
    - 13 days ago Sep 7, 2017, 12:55am -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newYet again, United will throw a party to celebrate the greed-mandated destruction of air travel
    In the same way United is a friendly airline, they will throw a shindig to rejoice at their decision to destroy the customer experience for so many. (as usual, good old USA Today thrilled by this decision to take us backwards a HALF CENTURY) A sorr…
    - 34 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:15am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:06am -
  • newTravel Expert: Collapse of frequent flyer programs like the hyper inflation of Zimbabwe, Venezuela
    - 9 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 2:22am -
  • newStop Lying United: Americans want low fares but they will not pay to be humiliated
    United in a bit of a pickle because no doubt the evidence is clear for a reasonable, competitive price their planes will be full to the brim. So they are shopping around a false story that low fares are "faltering," and thus they are cutting back on…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 2:10am -
  • newBA Award Search Shows Only So Many Flights Cutting of End of Day
    I commonly run into a problem where BA's award tool will show lots of flights, but they stop at some point mid-day. I believe they limit the flights shown to say 10 or 20 flights and then stop showing later flights. These are usually shuttle like…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 8:41pm -
  • 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:
    - 16 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 8:19pm -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD8
    MegaDo returns to Europe! Star Alliance MegaDo 8 will take us through Vienna, Brussels, and Palma de Mallorca on a private Brussels Airlines A320 charter flight.Highlights will include:A day with Austrian Airlines in Vienna. Meet the brand, the peop…
    - 16 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 7:20pm -
  • newAircartel Invented Non Refundable Fares: Why do pax pay the penalty when an Act of God occurs?
    The non refundable fare is an anti-consumer creation of the airline industry. You lay your money down well in advance and the airlines bank it and use it. If for any reason you can't make the flight the cartel no questions asked will take 100% of w…
    - 20 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 3:45pm -
  • newDEN Mini-DO 2017 - October 7
    Hi everyone! Apologies for the delay in planning the second event of the year, but we at Frequent Flyer Giving (FFG) are here to announce that we will be at Denver International Airport on October 7, 2017. This will be a tour of the United Catering O…
    - 21 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 3:07pm -
  • newAmex Platinum Airline Fee Reimbursement
    About a month ago people were concerned that Amex Platinum was no longer reimbursing airline fees. Does anyone here have recent experience with these in the past month, and whether they were reimbursed? I'm trying to decide if I will keep my Amex Pla…
    - 21 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:49pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newAircraft Substitution
    My apologies if this is considered inappropriate. I posted this on Australian Frequent Flyer, but I'm aware that not everyone reads both forums. --- Outside of last minute break downs etc, how long before a flight is an aircraft type locked...
    - 4 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:45am -
  • newElara by Hilton - very poor service
    Hi There, What follows is a transcript of the fun I have been having dealing with Hilton "customer service". In a nutshell I booked a stay at the Elara in Las Vegas, got a dirty room, asked for a change which they couldn't make, and next day..…
    - 25 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:24am -
  • newDo AA often change your seat without telling you?
    Booked on the 107 in October LHR to JFK, and when I booked the flight back in May, I selected 1A as my seat (I'm in F). Happened to look at the booking today, and I'm in 1D!. No notice of the change, which would have been nice at least, and no...
    - 55 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:54am -
  • newAverting Bicycle Crashes – A Quick Reference Guide
    Fro the people of all age groups, one of the most fun and cost-effective forms of transportation is bicycling. Even though it is considered a very safe mode, typically, but accidents do happen and the riders do get injured often. According to the.…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:48am -
  • newCompensation on missed flight, mechanical
    DFW-ORD-AZO My DFW flight was delayed for mechanical by 1.5 hours though it was really for clearing by customs IAW the desk. I missed my connection to AZO and was stuck at ORD overnight. The AA Customer service desk, at ORD, said they ran out.…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:27am -
  • newWhat is the formula for PQM?
    Hi, Few days ago I found for some SA flight, same flight, different dates, different prices, more PQM for the cheapest. What is the formula here and what is the general strategy to maximize PQM specifically with SA flights? Thanks,
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:19am -
  • new[Slight OT] Miles posted before flight arrive, could BA do the same?
    Recently I flew a lot with Air China. I found their service is not as good as BA, nor the business class seats. However, I found one thing Air China beat British Airways: the speed of miles posting to account. I found with the 24 sectors I flown..…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:01am -
  • newAUP but class not changing in app
    Did the AUP on BA460 LHR >> MAD and all went smoothly. Have just also done the return for BA459 MAD >> LHR and looks like something awry. Seat is fine (11K in the 777 so that's a CW seat normally as far as I am aware). However class shows...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 9:33am -
  • newNo discount with CDP codes?
    Need to rent a 9 seater van in the UK. Oddly the various CDP codes used all give the same price and in the case of my Amex one a higher price albeit allowing an extra 4 hours, but not free. Maybe it is because it is listed under vans. Really..…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 9:32am -
  • newCX602 Delayed 11 hours due to "Flight Operations"
    My MLE-HKG overnight flight that was scheduled to depart at 10:15pm has been delayed to 9:15am due to flight operation reasons according to the CX call center. They were unable to provide any more information about the delay or overnight...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 9:31am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWhat Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of September 20, 2017
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 43 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - September 20, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 44 mins ago Sep 20, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - September 20, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 10:06am -
  • newWells Fargo $300 In Branch Business Checking Bonus
    submitted by /u/doctorofcredit [link] [comments]
    - 7 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 4:21am -
  • newUse HH Points at Amazon - 500 points per dollar.
    submitted by /u/MendZik [link] [comments]
    - 12 hours ago Sep 20, 2017, 12:06am -
  • newCiti survey on prestige card (potential changes)
    *edit with some screenshots: Got a marketing e-mail from Citi with a survey on credit cards - after first step, was given a second survey on potential changes to the Prestige card. Some positive and negative - some highlight…
    - 21 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:57pm -
  • Code Sharing Thread - Week of September 19, 2017
    Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Code Sharing specific thread. The intention, as stated, is to facilitate the sharing of codes in a centralized thread. WARNING: The Mods will NOT arbitrate or moderate any issues resulti…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - September 19, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - September 19, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 10:06am -
  • Discover replacing Cashback Checking rewards structure with 1% cash back on debit card purchases
    submitted by /u/jhfi [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Sep 19, 2017, 6:39am -

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  • newAllianz Sets Up Hurricane Alert Page to Assist Customers After Irma
    Hurricane Irma may be in the rearview, but there is significant damage in its wake. In taking stock of the recent wave of storms’s impact,...The post Allianz Sets Up Hurricane Alert Page to Assist Customers After Irma appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 18 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 5:25pm -
  • newTake a Picture of Your Stove
    Many of us have been there before: You’re rushing around trying to get everything packed for your trip and you just barely make it out...The post Take a Picture of Your Stove appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 22 hours ago Sep 19, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Travel Webcams of the Week: Nebraska
    Nebraska ( I’m always looking for cool, unusual or new webcams to feature. Sometimes I just pick a random place for seemingly no reason—like I’m...The post Travel Webcams of the Week: Nebraska appeared first on Jo…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 7:30pm -
  • United Airlines Announces Final Boeing 747 Flight
    United Airlines announced today that it will recreate the journey of the first United 747 flight from 1970. United is retiring the Boeing 747 from...The post United Airlines Announces Final Boeing 747 Flight appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • This 23-Year-Old Saves $800 a Month for Luxury Vacations
    Bridie Wilkins (bridiewilkins) An article in Travel + Leisure caught my attention this week. It was titled “How a 23-Year-Old Saves $800 a Month for...The post This 23-Year-Old Saves $800 a Month for Luxury Vacations appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom? Rewards Card Comparison & Review
    Should you apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Freedom rewards card? Which credit card is better for daily spending? Here’s my comparison and review...The post Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom? Rewards Card Comparison…
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 3:10pm -
  • Beware of Gate Check Fees When You Fly Basic Economy
    As you likely know by now, all three major U.S. airlines have introduced Basic Economy (here’s my story on American’s product) fares for flyers. The...The post Beware of Gate Check Fees When You Fly Basic Economy appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Sep 18, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • A California Ride to Remember With Cooper Tire
    Before you drive down the road, how much real thought do you put into one of the biggest safety features on your vehicle? Your four...The post A California Ride to Remember With Cooper Tire appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Sep 17, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 15 Places to Eat & Drink in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Editor’s note: Puerto Rico was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma, but damaged all the same. The island needs travelers now as much as ever. Here are...The post 15 Places to Eat & Drink in San Juan, Puerto Rico appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • What to Do When You Get Two Rental Car Keys
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Pat G., who says: “Two...The post What to Do When You Get Two Rental Car Keys appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Sep 15, 2017, 2:00pm -