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The Points Guy

  • newHow to Book Round-Trip Flights to Hawaii for Just 19,000 Points
    Although we’ve seen some incredible cash deals to Hawaii recently, nothing beats paying just $11.20 out of pocket for a round-trip to Hawaii. However, while there’s no shortage of mileage options between the US mainland and Hawaii, not many of th…
    - 14 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • new5 Reasons Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Is the Best Pick for Travelers
    Many of us spend more waking hours with our smartphones than our families, pets and friends — sometimes all of them combined. So, naturally, we put a lot of thought into choosing the right device. I, for one, have been an iPhone user since Apple re…
    - 44 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Flights to Dublin From $281 Round-Trip
    Flights to Dublin (DUB) just dropped as low as $281 round-trip, making those based in the New York City area especially lucky. This low fare on SAS was first spotted by The Flight Deal, but we’ve also seen a decent amount of other airlines with low…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:15pm -
  • newJust 2 Weeks Left to Register for Marriott Bonvoy’s Endless Earning Promotion
    There are only two weeks left to register for Marriott Bonvoy’s third-quarter promotion. The promo, which allows members to earn 1,500 bonus points on stays of two nights or more, is still available as long as you’re registered by September 2, 20…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newSouthwest Airlines Drops 16 Daily Nonstop Routes In Latest Schedule Update
    Hawaii took center stage as Southwest Airlines rolled out its latest schedule extension last week. But there were a several other big changes that got less attention as the carrier extended its schedule into March 2020. Among the non-Hawaii changes:…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • newNew Amex Platinum 100,000-Point Offer for Select Charles Schwab Customers
    When we talk about The Platinum Card® from American Express, we’re usually referring to either the standard personal or business version, but there are actually a number of other variations on the Platinum card. My personal favorite is The America…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • newRedeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Maximum Value
    There’s no such thing as having too many Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The transferable points currency gives you some of the best hotel and airline transfer partners as well as a travel portal which allows you to cover a wide variety of different…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newHow to Fly in a Lie-Flat Seat Between the US and the Caribbean
    What’s better than a trip to the Caribbean? Flying there in a lie-flat seat. While these flights to a tropical paradise aren’t as long as routes to Europe or Asia, booking a flight to the Caribbean with lie-flat first/business class seats means t…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • newNational Aviation Day: TPG Staffers Share Their Most AvGeek-y Moments
    If there’s one thing TPG staffers love more than the thrill of the points and miles game, it’s the art (and science) of aviation. From regional jets to the A380, planes are a religion around these parts. In honor of August 19, National Aviation D…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US Cities to Asia From $367 Round-Trip
    We’re seeing great deals to Asia from around the US, including Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) and more starting at just $367 round-trip. Cheap flights are available to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Bangkok (BKK), Beijing (PEK) and many other…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 4:19pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newWhat’s With the New Southwest Business Credit Card?
    Recently, Southwest Airlines quietly launched a new business credit card offering — the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card. This card offers similar perks to the newer “Priority” credit card for individuals, but it comes w…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • The Ink Business Preferred Is My Primary Business Credit Card
    Recently, I signed up for the Chase Ink Business Unlimited card after finding I was targeted by Chase for a pre-approved offer. I was excited about this for a few reasons. First, this card gives you 50,000 points after you spend $3,000 within three m…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Which Credit Cards Should You Use for Airbnb?
    While it’s always nice to redeem hotel points for free stays around the world, there are times when staying in a hotel is impractical. You may be traveling with children, which can sometimes make it difficult to find award space in hotels that slee…
    - 7 days ago Aug 12, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • How I Pay for Last-Minute Hotel Bookings
    Chase Ultimate Rewards points are also great for last-minute hotel stays since they’re so incredibly flexible. With all these options available, it's no wonder Chase Ultimate Rewards is the most popular rewards currency available today.
    - 14 days ago Aug 5, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • You Can Use Your Citi ThankYou Points Towards Your Student Loans
    If you have credit cards that earn points in the Citi ThankYou program, you probably already know just how versatile these rewards can be. You can use points from cards like the Citi Premier and Citi Prestige to book travel through the Citi portal, r…
    - 21 days ago Jul 29, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • What’s Your Favorite Way to Use Citi ThankYou Points?
    While my favorite flexible rewards program will always be Chase Ultimate Rewards, I still like the Citi ThankYou program. For those who don’t know, you can earn points in this program with cards like the Citi Premier and Citi Prestige. I like the C…
    - 28 days ago Jul 22, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • You May Need Blank Passport Pages to Travel Abroad
    Recently, I ran into a problem with my passport. It doesn’t expire until 2022, but I was running out of space — and fast. I realized before I left for Turks and Caicos in May that I only had two pages left — and that one of those pages was one…
    - 35 days ago Jul 15, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Essential Items You Need to Bring on a Cruise
    I realized there are quite a few items I now think of as cruise essentials. Keep in mind that this is my cruise "extras" packing list — made up of items I've bought specifically for cruises. If you’re gearing up for your next cruise and trying to…
    - 38 days ago Jul 12, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • My Favorite Credit Cards that Aren’t Travel Cards
    My husband and I have had a ton of credit cards over the years, mostly due to the fact we have pursued a lot of signup bonuses. We’ve also canceled many of our cards over the years, although there are ones we keep for the long haul. By and large, h…
    - 40 days ago Jul 10, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • How I Took Advantage of Capital One Bonuses
    If you’re still able to get credit cards from Capital One, these are the three I suggest above all others. While I don’t like Capital One cards nearly as much as Chase or Citi credit cards, there’s value to be had in their flexible rewards prog…
    - 42 days ago Jul 8, 2019, 6:30pm -

View From the Wing

  • newMarriott’s Twitter Team Can’t Fathom Anyone Complimenting Bonvoy on Social Media
    Twitter used to be the “go-to” way of getting personalized customer service, and with some brands it still is. Many companies assign super competent agents to deal with twitter, and empower them to cut through bureaucracy to solve problems.Not a…
    - 40 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:04pm -
  • newHow to Earn a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Quickly Without Getting a Credit Card (or Flying)
    The best deal in travel has to be the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. There's no question that a rewards card with big initial bonus offer is the easiest and fastest way to earn a Companion Pass (in addition to being really big on its own towards…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 6:34pm -
  • newAre Flight Attendants Significantly Overpaid?
    Flight attendants respond to emergencies, bear the brunt of passenger frustrations and poor behavior, and staffing levels on some flights have been cut leading to more work. Maybe they're underpaid.I want to try out a very unpopular argument: that…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 3:58pm -
  • newHawaiian Airlines 60,000 Mile Initial Bonus Offer Expected to Be Pulled September 4
    The really great 60,000 mile initial bonus offer for the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard® after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 90 days ($0 annual fee the first year, then $99) was announced as being ‘limited time’ but now i…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 2:04pm -
  • newWhat On Earth is This Man Doing to the Seat?
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading What On Earth is This Man Doing to the Seat?...
    - 10 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 12:04pm -
  • newAirlines Need a Brand Purpose (Not a Social Cause)
    One of the commercials in the series, though really resonated for its potential - a businessman reclining into his seat and crashing at the start of a long flight, the voiceover talks about what he's done on his trip. Now he's headed home. The air…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 18, 2019, 11:34pm -
  • Citi Loses a Transfer Partner and United 1K Status Fast Track
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Citi Loses a Transfer Partner and United 1K Status Fast Track...
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 9:04pm -
  • Report: American Airlines Tinkering With First Class, Won’t Fix Oasis Coach Seats
    There was a rumor swirling earlier in the year that American Airlines would reverse course and start giving back some space to passengers in coach as well as seat back entertainment screens.While there's a report confirming some fixes to American's…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 6:34pm -
  • The 10 Best Deals in All of Travel
    The best deals at any given time will change, and I always assume that the very best one won't last. There's a tendency in travel towards mean reversion, with outlier offers disappearing and new ones popping up. That's alright -- as long as you're t…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 3:58pm -
  • What are the Really Unique Benefits of Top Tier Airline Elite Status?
    Frequent flyer programs are really two separate and distinct efforts under the same banner: recognition and reward. Reward is mileage earning and redemption. Recognition consists of the (elite) benefits offered.In the U.S. airline programs are gen…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 2:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newWow: Backstory Of Cathay Pacific CEO’s Resignation
    Last Friday I wrote about how Cathay Pacific's CEO suddenly resigned. Rupert Hogg had been CEO fo the company since May 2017, and by most accounts did a really good job. He had been with Cathay Pacific's parent company for over 30 years. As he descri…
    - 38 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:06pm -
  • newMy EasyJet Flight Cost How Much?!?
    I had an incredible review trip trying all kinds of amazing business class products. Suffice to say that this portion of the trip ended on a low note. I actually reviewed EasyJet last year as I flew them between Milan and Santorini, though this time…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:09pm -
  • newUpdate On American Who Killed Anguilla Hotel Worker
    I'm not trying to be Nancy Grace here, though there's a story that I wrote about in April that has stuck with me ever since. It's a story where just about every week I've been Googling to see if there were any updates, since I found the situation to…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 6:23pm -
  • newBest Ways To Use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles
    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are among my favorite mileage currencies out there. On a per mile basis, I value Alaska miles more than any other airline miles. In this post I wanted to talk a bit more about actually redeeming Alaska miles -- the…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 4:15pm -
  • newCiti American AAdvantage Business Card Review (2019)
    I recently reviewed the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, and in this post wanted to take a look at the business version of the card, which is the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®.…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 3:17pm -
  • new5 Reasons You SHOULDN’T Use Airline Credit Cards
    It always pains me to see people not maximizing their credit card spending. I'm not just talking about friends and family who have sub-optimal strategies, but even just being out-and-about I sometimes see the credit cards people use, and I can't help…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 1:51pm -
  • newCiti AAdvantage Platinum Card Review (2019)
    Airline credit cards are among the most popular types of credit cards out there. Many people may be loyal to an airline because of where they live or their travel patterns, and picking up a co-branded airline credit card seems like the most logical w…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 12:13pm -
  • newAir Italy Reports MASSIVE Losses
    Air Italy is the controversial Italian airline that Qatar Airways has a 49% stake in. The airline used to be known as Meridiana, but with funding from Qatar Airways the airline relaunched in March 2018 with new planes, a new onboard product, and a…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 11:13am -
  • Amex Business Platinum Card Review (2019)
    American Express' Platinum Cards -- both the business and personal versions -- are among the most well known and popular premium credit cards out there. I recently reviewed The Platinum Card® from American Express, which is the personal version of t…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 9:16pm -
  • Bogota Airport To Get US Pre-Clearance Facility
    Many of you have probably heard of US pre-clearance facilities, available for US-bound flights at select airports around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Dublin, and Toronto, just to name a few.The idea is that you clear US immigration before board…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 6:05pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newTargeted 100K offer for Schwab Platinum
    Charles Schwab is out with a targeted offer on the American Express Platinum for Schwab card that is good for 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. That’s a terrific offer for those who are targeted. T…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:17pm -
  • newGAP gift cards 20% off at Staples
    Staples is offering 20% off on $50 GAP gift cards in-store this week with a limit of 2 per customer. That could be a nice chance to pick up some easy points. The Deal Staples is offering a $50 GAP gift card for $40 this week (20% off) Direct link to…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 4:41pm -
  • newTurkish still a mixed bag, but patience helps
    Over the past month and a half or so since we first posted the Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot to Hawaii (See: 7.5K each way to Hawaii: The sweetest spot we’ve been missing and then Forget email, book Turkish awards over the phone), we’ve heard…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 11:20am -
  • newOffice Depot: Buy $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards & Get $15 Instant Discount
    Office Depot is running a new Mastercard gift card deal this week. It wasn’t listed in their weekly ad, but stores have signs advising that you’ll get a $15 discount instantly when spending $300 or more on Mastercard gift cards. The Deal Buy $300…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 12:52am -
  • Albertsons/Safeway: Save Up To $25 On Visa Gift Cards, 10x On Happy, 8x On Google Play & AutoZone
    Albertsons and other stores using Just For U (Safeway, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, Vons & more), have a bunch of new digital coupons available today for various types of gift cards. The two for Visa gift cards can save you up to $25 – both of which are pr…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 3:09pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: Many Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses, 0.5c IHG Points, Hilton Amex Spending Offers & More
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. If you’re planning on doing any online shopping today (August 17), don’t forget about all the airline shopping portal b…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 10:34am -
  • Get 5-25% back at Staples via Chase Offer
    There is a new round of Chase Offers going out that is good for cash back at Staples. According to Doctor of Credit, it is possible that there are different targeted versions offering higher or lower percentages back up to the same cap (from 5-25% b…
    - 2 days ago Aug 18, 2019, 2:02am -
  • The sweet seats on Southwest, a sweet spot from abroad, a Vegas win and more
    In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about where to sit on Southwest, a niche foreign program sweet spot, a new great FHR option in Las Vegas, and more. Read on for the weekend recap: The Critical Points: Why the Las…
    - 2 days ago Aug 18, 2019, 12:58am -
  • Citi (apparently) loses transfer partner Garuda Indonesia
    In reading blog posts from around the Internet for our week in review around the web post (which publishes later tonight), I came across a post from Milelion (a Singapore-based blog) saying that Citibank had lost Garuda Indonesia as a transfer partne…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 6:24pm -
  • Almost BonvAAyed & making lemonade from Marriott’s September lemons
    In this week’s FM on the Air, see Greg and Nick discuss getting a broken award ticket reinstated, what’s up with all the Marriott changes, and where MSers can find a bright spot in the new award chart that debuts next month. One thing I neglected…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 10:38am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

Well Traveled Mile

MileValue

  • Google Tests New Price Drop Guarantee
    Today I’m not talking about miles or points, but instead a new way to find the cheapest flights to book with cash. A savvy miles ninja knows when to use miles versus when to pull out the dollar bills, after all. Until September 2, look out for this…
    - 5 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 4:19am -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: August 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 10 days ago Aug 9, 2019, 9:14pm -
  • Using Hawaiian Miles for Travel to & Within Hawaii
    Update 8/19: This offer is expected to drop on September 4, 2019, according to Doctor of Credit. Barclays issues a Hawaiian Airlines co-branded credit card called the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard that comes with 60,000 miles for spending…
    - 10 days ago Aug 9, 2019, 5:12pm -
  • Last Chance to Opt Out of Chase’s Binding Arbitration
    If you have a credit card issued by Chase, in May you should have received an email from Chase with the subject line, “Important information regarding changes to your Chase account”. In said email you were informed that Chase will alter your card…
    - 12 days ago Aug 7, 2019, 3:42pm -
  • GREAT DEAL: 40% Transfer Bonus Membership Rewards to Avios
    Through October 1 you’ll earn 40% bonus points when transferring Membership Rewards to either British Airways or Aer Lingus Avios. That means 1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,400 Avios. This deal comes around once a year, presenting an excellent opport…
    - 16 days ago Aug 3, 2019, 3:50pm -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: July 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 24 days ago Jul 26, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • Trip Report: Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires
    Recently I flew between Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) in Delta’s Business Class cabin, Delta One, for just 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles and $5.60. Here’s the series index for all posts related to this trip:…
    - 27 days ago Jul 24, 2019, 12:29am -
  • How to Display AA’s Old Award Search Tool
    Ugh. American Airlines’ new tool for searching award space is super annoying. The results are in no way displayed in a way that makes it efficient for us to see what’s available. It gives you no easy option to filter number of stops or cabin. On…
    - 33 days ago Jul 18, 2019, 12:25am -
  • I Wasn’t Expecting That Auto-Approval!
    I just applied for the Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card. And for the first time in a very long time, I was automatically approved! My inner miles nerd did somersaults when the auto-approval screen popped up. If you’re new to this blog and/or the…
    - 35 days ago Jul 16, 2019, 2:15am -
  • Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
    This is a living post, continuously updated over time as the miles and points hobby evolves. They change the rules and we have to stay on top of them. Today I’ve updated the section about Citi cards to reflect the new sign up bonus eligibility time…
    - 38 days ago Jul 12, 2019, 10:36pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newActress Kaley Cuoco Confirms: Flight Attendants Have A Difficult, Thankless Job
    Kaley Cuoco of “The Big Bang Theory” fame is coming out with a new series called “The Flight Attendant” in which her character is a flight attendant. In order to prepare for the role, Cuoco did independent research on what life is like as a f…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • new$30,000 Carry-On, Anyone?
    I'm an Away girl myself, but, when I'm not flying and functionality is no object, and my carry-on is coming with me on a cruise or a weekend road trip, I like to switch it up with something more whimsical. This year I've been really into the Smart Bi…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 6:59pm -
  • newMaybe I’ll Never Touch An In-Flight Magazine Ever Again
    Can I be very honest with everyone? I hate feet. I'm fine if they are in a shoe or even a sandal and on the floor where they belong. But loose, nude feet in public really give me the willies. That goes double when those feet are perched somewhere tha…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 4:14pm -
  • newQatar Airways Launching Direct Flights to Gaborone, Botswana This October
    This fall, Qatar Airways will become the only non-African airline flying to Botswana. Starting on October 27th, the Doha-based carrier will introduce direct flights to the growing capital Gaborone (via Johannesburg, South Africa) thrice weekly.
    - 9 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newFlight Attendant: Control Your Child or Pay A Cleaning Bill
    EasyJet has apologized for an incident in which a crew member was filmed telling a family to seat their child or pay a “cleaning bill”. The incident was captured on film by reality star Luisa Zissman and involved a child who was standing upright…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:00am -
  • Lyft and Jetblue End Their Partnership
    Once a revolutionary agreement between two travel giants, JetBlue and Lyft are calling it quits on their partnership. Members with linked accounts between the two were notified by e-mail that the last day they can collect JetBlue TrueBlue points for…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • Cats in the Air France Lounge?
    On most airlines, pets are able to fly around the world with their owners, as long as they’re in a crate of some sort. But does that apply to when you’re at the airport and in the lounge? A recent encounter in an Air France lounge brings into que…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Google Flights Now Displays Flight Price History, Insights
    Google Flights has become my go-to flight search engine in the last few years. Not only does it display the cheapest airfare in the user-friendly calendar view and allows you to explore destinations without a set city in mind, but it also tracks pric…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • EasyJet’s Swimming, Waist and Tattoo Restrictions for Flight Attendants Make the News
    EasyJet is looking for cabin crew at a number of bases, but it is after would-be members of staff who fit some pretty specific physical parameters. In addition to being between 5'2” and 6'3” in height, staff should be able to swim over 80 feet an…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Flight Attendant President: We Support Medicare For All
    The president of the Association of Flight Attendants has spoken in support of a “Medicare for All”-style healthcare provision. In comments made earlier this week, Sara Nelson said that healthcare has been a long-running sore point among union me…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 11:00pm -

Travel is Free

  • Hitch-Hiking, Booking w/ ANA Miles, Cheap 5* Hotels [TIF Podcast]
    Quick plea: Help me get Dave on twitter (@BikeGuyAA) by tweeting him! Tweet hi, thoughts on the episode, favorite podcast, or anything really… Back to the show! What we discuss: Carrie getting engaged to homeless Drew How hitch-hiking (in Rarotonga…
    - 10 days ago Aug 9, 2019, 10:22pm -
  • Best Hotel Rewards Program [InfoGraphic 2019]
    Carrie and I both wanted to redo our Hotel Rewards Program infographic and my post on the best rewards program. The infographic does a good job of giving a visual display for the following areas: Number of hotels Which brands have the most 4/5 star h…
    - 21 days ago Jul 29, 2019, 7:34pm -
  • How To Get Free Travel With Car/RV Relocation
    I’ve recently been intrigued by the idea of car/RV rental relocation as a way to get cheap (or even free) trips. That’s right. You can get a rental of an RV with beds and your gas reimbursed for free (or $1 a day) for simply relocating the vehicl…
    - 46 days ago Jul 4, 2019, 8:51pm -
  • Best Alila Hotels To Book With Hyatt Points
    Gary Leff (of VFTW) originally broke the news on Hyatt acquiring Two Roads Hospitality… Well, he also reported that Alila Hotels Joined Hyatt Rewards. Some of the hotels are going to get added next month (for which Gary lists the dates), but the ma…
    - 48 days ago Jul 2, 2019, 5:42pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • ICYMI: Here’s Some New Articles and Interviews!
    Posted: 8/12/2019 | August 12th, 2019 As you know, after eighteen months of writing and editing, my new book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home, came out last month. Unlike my previous books, this is not a “how to guide” but a collec…
    - 7 days ago Aug 12, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • What Does Travel Mean to You?
    Updated: 8/5/2019 | August 5th, 2019 A few years ago, I went around the world and asked people what travel meant to them. As I travel the country on my current book tour and hear everyone’s reasons for travel, I’m reminded of that experience. Tra…
    - 14 days ago Aug 5, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • My 12 Favorite Cities in the World
    Updated: 8/4/2019 | August 4th, 2019 (Orignally posted in 2011) When you travel for a living, you get asked a lot of questions as you bounce from one hostel to another. The top one: what’s your favorite country? The second most asked question: what…
    - 15 days ago Aug 4, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • How to Visit the Seychelles on a Budget
    Posted: 8/1/2019 | August 1st, 2019 In this guest post, Ellie Hopgood from Endlessly Restless offers some handy tips on how you can visit the Seychelles on a budget! This is a destination I’ve always dreamed of visiting so I was excited to have her…
    - 18 days ago Aug 1, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Are You Happy With Your Life?
    Posted: 7/29/2019 | July 29th, 2019 I was recently gifted the sci-fi thriller Dark Matter. Without giving too much away, the book revolves around the idea of a multiverse, where every possible outcome of a decision plays out — and each decision the…
    - 21 days ago Jul 29, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • We Need to Stop Telling Women They’ll Get Assaulted If They Travel Solo
    Posted: 7/25/2019 | July 25th, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our semi-regular column on solo female travel. In this column, she goes deep into the shaming culture surrounding solo female travel and how women are often told it’s n…
    - 25 days ago Jul 25, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • How to Road Trip Around Israel Like a Pro
    Posted: 7/22/2019 | July 22nd, 2019 This guest post from Anastasia Schmalz and Tomer Arwas of Generation Nomads. They have spent an extensive amount of time traveling Israel and today are going to share their knowledge to help you road trip around Is…
    - 28 days ago Jul 22, 2019, 1:10pm -
  • 12 Things Every Person Who Wants to Travel with Their Dog Should Know
    Posted: 7/18/2019 | July 18th, 2019 This is a guest post from Candy Pilar Godoy, who blogs about pet travel at Boogie The Pug. She travels the world with her pug, Boogie, and her tiny chihuahua, Marcelo. She’s here to tell you how you can do the sa…
    - 32 days ago Jul 18, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • My new book, Ten Years a Nomad, is out now!
    Posted: 7/16/2019 | July 16th, 2019 IT’S HERE! After eighteen months of writing and editing, my new book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home, is on sale now. The book is a memoir about my ten years traveling and backpacking the world, p…
    - 34 days ago Jul 16, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Is Brazil Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 7/13/2019 | July 13th, 2019 Offering pristine nature and access to the Amazon rainforest, historic cities and colonial architecture, and lots of affordable food and activities, Brazil will have some something for every traveler. A popular des…
    - 37 days ago Jul 13, 2019, 2:57pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 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 -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • August 2019
    Going Home Sometimes it seems like more people used to agree on the simple things in life… Y’know, like not being an asshole. We’ve all probably noticed the increase in “go back to your country” talk lately. And, man, do those words take me…
    - 19 days ago Aug 1, 2019, 8:26am -
  • July 2019
    A Day At The Beach I’d heard some stories of vacations for free Those tales were nothing but white noise to me Society taught fancy trips cost a mint And my net worth was roughly 3 stacks of lint So I stared at the TV eating pop tarts Amusing mys…
    - 50 days ago Jul 1, 2019, 8:49am -
  • June 2019
    The Mission To Win A Car I love game shows. Always have. Probably always will. Maybe it’s my gambling nature, but something about showing up empty-handed in the morning and leaving with a car at the end of the day always seemed incredible. During m…
    - 80 days ago Jun 1, 2019, 8:02am -
  • May 2019
    The Uber Experiment You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here…
    - May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    Nonsensical Ethics Talk At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called…
    - Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Insecurity Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incred…
    - Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Impacts Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts wi…
    - Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -
  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Thank You Note
    Dear Fellow Nerds: What’s more teary-eyed than a roomful of millennials watching puppy videos on Youtube? This guy. (Damn, that made no sense) Emotions are weird, right? You really can’t plan or prepare for them…they just kind of show up. Man,…
    - Jan 9, 2019, 10:15am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newPrice Check on Checkstand 2 – Alaska Award Ticketing.
    My wife Shelly told me the other day that she wants to go on a Viking River Cruise in Europe. She had just watched a TV commercial for Viking River Cruises so she said Steve, let’s go. After some discussion and internet searching we decided on a cr…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 3:02pm -
  • newReview: Cathay Pacific First Class Travel Kit (Male 2019)
    For the second year in a row, I splurged on long haul First Class for a solo trip. This trip had me back on Cathay Pacific First Class from Chicago to Hong Kong.  Here is a review of the Cathay Pacific First Class Travel Kit I received on this fligh…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 1:02pm -
  • newReview: H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton
    With my AA First Class flight arriving at LAX around 10 pm, I decided to spend the night before heading home.  I didn’t feel like heading into town that late, so I looked for a hotel near the airport.  While searching Hilton’s booking engine, I…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Chicago to Hong Kong
    Back in First Class on Cathay Pacific.  Not a bad way to spend the next 15 or so hours enroute to Hong Kong. After my time in Terminal 5 at O’Hare, I was definitely ready for this flight. Given the long flight time, and trying to take advantage of…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 1:01pm -
  • Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Improves Their FHR Resort Credit
    The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas reached out yesterday to share the news that they have improved their Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits for customers who book these rates through American Express. As a reminder, this hotel is the former Mandarin Oriental…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Hilton’s New Rules Make Diamond Elite Status Matches a Little Harder
    Despite the headline, it’s not hard to get elite status with Hilton Honors: nearly every one of their credit cards issued by American Express comes with Gold or Diamond status. But you might still want the status without getting another piece of pl…
    - 4 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 9:45pm -
  • SeatGuru Adds Seat Maps for British Airways A350-1000 and Aer Lingus A321LR
    I rely on SeatGuru to find the best seats on the particular aircraft that I am flying. You can locate your seat map either from the selection of seat maps by airline and aircraft type or you can enter your airline, flight number and date and seat gur…
    - 5 days ago Aug 14, 2019, 8:40pm -
  • The Letter: Not the Song from the 1960’s but from Chase Bank
    “Give me a ticket for an airplane, ain’t got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone, I’m going home.  My baby just wrote me a letter.” (“The Letter”, a number one song in 1967 by The Box Tops)   I was on a mission to pay off my…
    - 5 days ago Aug 14, 2019, 3:33pm -
  • Is Hyatt Already Using Bulk Toiletries in Their Hotels?
    Looking back at my old posts, I’ve discussed hotel shampoo on this blog more than I care to admit. As often as I’m in hotels, I certainly have opinions on the topic, and mostly thanks to bottles from hotels (and having relatively short hair), I c…
    - 5 days ago Aug 14, 2019, 1:01pm -
  • Review: American Airlines A321T First Class, New York to Los Angeles
    A few years ago, I set out to review all of the domestic “premium” transcontinental services available.  I started in 2017 with jetBlue Mint, then moved on to United “p.s.” and Delta One.  Finally, the opportunity arose to close the loop wi…
    - 5 days ago Aug 14, 2019, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newThe Amex Schwab Platinum Card Has a 100,000-Point Targeted Offer
    The Charles Schwab version of the Amex Platinum Card now has a targeted offer worth a whopping 100,000 points. Check out this post for details!The post The Amex Schwab Platinum Card Has a 100,000-Point Targeted Offer appeared first on TravelUpdate.
    - 14 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • newPor Qué Ahora Puede Ser un Buen Momento para Asociarse al Club Smiles
    Hace unos meses Smiles Argentina lanzó el Club Smiles, una forma de sumar millas a cambio de un pago mensual. No sólo recibimos millas, sino también beneficios como descuentos en canjes, millas bono, entre otros. El programa Smiles Argentina se ma…
    - 24 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:20pm -
  • newFive Cool Castles in France
    France is much more than just Paris. Venture outside the city and discover amazing castles and chateaus that will give you a glimpse of what it's like to live like a royal.The post Five Cool Castles in France appeared first on TravelUpdate.
    - 29 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:15pm -
  • newConstruction Causes TSA Line Problems at MSP
    If you’re based in Minneapolis-St. Paul — or travel there — prepare for TSA security line headaches at MSP. Or maybe alleviate them and treat yourself to PreCheck and CLEAR. A remodeling project is forcing temporary changes to the airport’s s…
    - 37 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:07pm -
  • newWow: Backstory Of Cathay Pacific CEO’s Resignation
    Last Friday I wrote about how Cathay Pacific's CEO suddenly resigned. Rupert Hogg had been CEO fo the company since May 2017, and by most accounts did a really good job. He had been with Cathay Pacific's parent company for over 30 years. As he descri…
    - 38 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:06pm -
  • newMarriott’s Twitter Team Can’t Fathom Anyone Complimenting Bonvoy on Social Media
    Twitter used to be the “go-to” way of getting personalized customer service, and with some brands it still is. Many companies assign super competent agents to deal with twitter, and empower them to cut through bureaucracy to solve problems.Not a…
    - 40 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:04pm -
  • newVideo: Cops step in to stop a fight on delayed Delta flight
    Over the last month or so, we’ve not fallen short of witnessing bizarre in-flight incidents. One such incident happened on a Delta flight that was delayed at JFK airport. The scuffle broke out as passengers grew increasingly agitated over the lack…
    - 52 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • newОбзор: British Airways First Class Lounge, Йоханнесбург
    Лаунж British Airways в Йоханнесбурге на момент моего визита не имел ничего общего с первым классом. Сейчас от закрыт на реконструкцию. Будем на…
    - 59 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:45pm -
  • newA Splendacious Weekend In Yerevan, Armenia
    I spent the weekend in Yerevan, Armenia…it turned out to be a lot of fun. This was not my first trip to the Armenian capital. In fact, I even wrote about my last visit here back in the UGPRD days of this blog. I returned because my business partner…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:39pm -
  • newTargeted 100K offer for Schwab Platinum
    Charles Schwab is out with a targeted offer on the American Express Platinum for Schwab card that is good for 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. That’s a terrific offer for those who are targeted. T…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:17pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Get Great Value For Your Travel Dollar In Baltimore
    Get And we’re back! A little bit later than I expected, but back nonetheless. Every so often, I like to do something different and talk about individual cities instead of the miles and points that you can use to get there. Today, I wanted to look a…
    - 20 days ago Jul 30, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Out Of Office Notice
    Hi all. I’m going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks. There will continue to be posts on LVA Travel, so keep up there.     Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMa…
    - 45 days ago Jul 6, 2019, 1:12am -
  • Air Canada, Discover And Posts From The Week
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s going on these days? You could be an unfortunate Air Canada customer who got locked on the plane. Anxiety disorder or not, I really wouldn’t want to wake up on an empty plane. And how did they miss a passenger? Certain Di…
    - 56 days ago Jun 24, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - 70 days ago Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should…
    - 75 days ago Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - 81 days ago May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - 83 days ago May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - 88 days ago May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - 90 days ago May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -
  • Earn Hilton Honors Points With Lyft
    I’ve had an email from Hilton and Lyft sitting in my inbox for a few days, but it’s been a busy weekend, so I finally got around to opening it today. It turned out to be a promotional link between the two, so I’m glad that I did. As you probabl…
    - 92 days ago May 19, 2019, 7:08pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market
    Does anyone else remember Airbus cracking the US market? This Without that, the aviation industry we know today would be very different.The post A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom
    A camera was found on an airplane bathroom on a United Airlines flight from San Diego Houston. Man who put it there arrested. The post Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 5 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 12:50am -
  • Norwegian Airlines To Cease US Fights to Ireland
    As of September 15th, Norwegian Airlines is set to cease all transatlantic flights between Ireland, the USA and Canada. The continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is cited as the reason for this. Currently the airline operates from Dublin, Shannon…
    - 6 days ago Aug 13, 2019, 9:49pm -
  • How Social Media Has Tainted the Travel World
    Social media is an increasingly important part of our lives. And it's become almost synonymous with traveling. But is it ruining the experience?The post How Social Media Has Tainted the Travel World appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 6 days ago Aug 13, 2019, 9:34pm -
  • DOT Issues Enforcement Policy on Emotional Support Animals
    Emotional support animals have become somewhat of a hot button topic in the last few years. But DOT has officially issued a policy on them now.The post DOT Issues Enforcement Policy on Emotional Support Animals appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 7 days ago Aug 12, 2019, 5:37pm -
  • Airbaltic To Round Out Baltic Special Liveries
    Airbaltic completed the trio of Baltic flag special liveries. Now there is an Airbus A220 to commemorate Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.The post Airbaltic To Round Out Baltic Special Liveries appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 10 days ago Aug 9, 2019, 8:19pm -
  • Intra-European Business Class Gets a Bad Rap
    I took my first flight in business class on European airline solely within Europe. My two-hour intra-European Business Class flight was a pleasant surprise!The post Intra-European Business Class Gets a Bad Rap appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 11 days ago Aug 9, 2019, 2:58am -
  • American Express and My Frustration With It
    As of late, American Express has struggled to straddle the line between adding value to their company and keeping their customers happy.The post American Express and My Frustration With It appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 11 days ago Aug 9, 2019, 2:17am -
  • How I Used Turkish Miles & Smiles to Book for Hawaii
    This is such a fantastic award opportunity. With a competent agent, you can fly from anywhere in the U.S. to Hawaii for just 7,500 Turkish Miles & Smiles.The post How I Used Turkish Miles & Smiles to Book for Hawaii appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 13 days ago Aug 6, 2019, 5:13pm -
  • Cathay Pacific Admits to In-flight Cameras
    Privacy is important to us. That's why the news surrounding Cathay Pacific and in-flight cameras has passengers so concerned about their data. The post Cathay Pacific Admits to In-flight Cameras appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 13 days ago Aug 6, 2019, 3:47pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newFavourite seat?
    No doubt a previous thread - everything has already been asked here - but I'll ask again. Given the choice of an empty plane, what seat do you choose? For me it's always 2A, unless I am TATL in which case I aim for 1A just because I can. But am..…
    - 13 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:31pm -
  • newDelta One Upgrade LAX-JFK
    I am DM and talking a Monday overnight flight (9:20pm Dep) from LAX-JFK.. Has anyone had a resent experience being comped upgraded to delta one as DM.. I know it says "Same Day" is that T-24h or Calendar day? Thanks so much. I dont normally do...
    - 15 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:29pm -
  • newNeed 3.5k More Spend for Ambassador
    Can I buy a $3500 gc in person for hit the 20k spend requirement?
    - 25 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:19pm -
  • newPriority luggage tag not available?
    At a recent check-in at GRR, the agent stated they ran out of priority luggage tags and there was nothing she could do. Less than 1 min later, another agent came over and found a stack of 20 sitting right in front of the agent. What gives?
    - 28 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:16pm -
  • newA330 Biz Class AC 894
    Hi FT! Looking at AC 894 YYZ->MXP in early May. Looks like Air Craft is A330 with Biz Class. Is that their upgraded Biz Class seat? Looks to be at least lie flat- but looking at other options with other airlines. Thank you so much!!!
    - 31 mins ago Aug 19, 2019, 9:13pm -
  • newSmokey Mountains with Kids. advice?
    HI all, First time posting here though I have stalked here many times :) Correct if I am posting in the wrong place or if the info can be found somewhere, i did search and havent found anything. Spending 3 days next week in the smokey mountains. ..…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:43pm -
  • newFlights being covered by Air Belgium
    In previous posts, details were provided of the flights the one Air Belgium A340 would be covering for BA. Previously Dubai and Newark, it is current covering the BA 92/93 to and from Toronto. But two odd things to note: 1. In the last couple of...
    - 1 hour ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:35pm -
  • newCharged for drink... TWO hours later?
    The title says it all. To me this is very inappropriate. If you are going to charge, do so at the time of sale like every other airline (preferably) or, if you can't do that, charge shortly thereafter (and let the pax know you'll be right back to...
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:10pm -
  • newHotels.com doesn't display daily rate for Hotels in Japan?
    This is really strange. I used Hotels.com to book a hotel in Tokyo in May and I was able to see the daily rate. Now, when I check hotels in Osaka and Tokyo, I only see the total rate for the period that I'm booking. How do I get the site to show the.…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 8:05pm -
  • newTLV security with a burner phone
    A French friend of mine is going to Jerusalem in a few weeks, first time visit to Israel. He read about TLV security (stories about them looking into mails) and does not want to give them his mobile devices unlocked for inspection if they ask. But.…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 7:44pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWeekly Off-Topic Thread - Week of August 19, 2019
    This is the Weekly Off-Topic thread There's more to this hobby than just credit cards - it spreads out into travel aspirations, what luggage or wallet you're using, or what flavor kombucha your local WeWork is serving. Please use this thread to talk…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 11:06am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - August 19, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - August 19, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 10:06am -
  • Trip Reports and Churning Success Stories Weekly Thread - Week of August 18, 2019
    How'd your churning week go? Any super huge highs? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, Success Stories…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - August 18, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - August 18, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 1 day ago Aug 18, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of August 17, 2019
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't done a…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - August 17, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - August 17, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Frustration Friday Thread - Week of August 16, 2019
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? MS avenue dry up? Did you screw up getting a bonus? Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submitted by /u/Au…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 11:05am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newHow Long Does It Take to Transfer American Express Points?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post How Long Does It Take to Transfer American Express Points? app…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 2:51pm -
  • newGoogle Flights Will Now Reimburse You If Your Flight Drops in Price After Booking
    If you like to travel, you should already be using Google Flights (among other tools) as part of any search for flights. And now, if you book a flight using...The post Google Flights Will Now Reimburse You If Your Flight Drops in Price After Booking…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 19, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Best Premium Credit Cards 2019 With Plenty of Rewards
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post 5 Best Premium Credit Cards 2019 With Plenty of Rewards appear…
    - 2 days ago Aug 17, 2019, 3:17pm -
  • How Long Does It Take To Transfer Capital One Miles?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post How Long Does It Take To Transfer Capital One Miles? appeared…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 6:03pm -
  • This Is Another Great Resource for Potential Cruisers
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Stuart F., who added to this tip about cruise resources...The post This Is Another Great Resource for Potential Cruisers appeared first…
    - 3 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • The 10 Fastest-Growing Luxury Destinations, From Virtuoso Travel Week
    Earlier this week I was in Las Vegas for the 31st-annual Virtuoso Travel Week. I stayed at the Bellagio Las Vegas (home of the world-famous fountains) and had a great...The post The 10 Fastest-Growing Luxury Destinations, From Virtuoso Travel Week a…
    - 4 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 3:10am -
  • 7 Best Airport Lounges in the World
    Airport lounges vary wildly depending on a whole slew of factors. You could have a great lounge experience at one airport, then go to another lounge by the same airline...The post 7 Best Airport Lounges in the World appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 6:19pm -
  • Is There A Best Credit Cards Reddit?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Is There A Best Credit Cards Reddit? appeared first on Johnny…
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