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The Points Guy

  • new10 Photos: The Unrivaled Beauty of Ireland in Summer
    Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. After a pleasant flight in United BusinessFirst, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig had a fantastic four-night trip to Ireland. Join him on a…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • newTop Travel Rewards Cards, Win Alaska Miles, Free HHonors Gold Status & More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new s…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 11:00am -
  • newEarn Double Points with Virgin America This Fall
    Virgin America has made it quite easy for frequent flyers to earn status before the end-of-year deadline. In September, Amex and Virgin introduced a partnership that rewards Elevate Gold Status for transferring points, and now Virgin is offering doub…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:51pm -
  • newEarn 150 Starpoints and Extend Your Expiration Date
    Starwood regularly awards travelers with small incentives for things like booking a stay through the SPG app or subscribing to e-statements. This month, SPG members can earn points by updating the security question associated with their user accou…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:30pm -
  • newUnited Elites Now Get Free Drinks in Coach
    United frequent flyers have something be excited about — that isn’t something you hear every day! Beginning this week, Premier 1K and Global Services flyers can expect a free drink on all United economy flights, so even if you don’t get an…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 7:50pm -
  • newEarn Double Qantas Points on Flights to Australia
    Qantas and American Airlines have teamed up to offer more flights between the US/Canada and Australia, and to promote this partnership, Qantas is offering double points on eligible flights with a Qantas (QF) flight number between Australia and the US…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 7:00pm -
  • newChanges to CitiBusiness AAdvantage World MasterCard Benefits
    In addition to personal credit cards like the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, Citibank offers a business credit card co-branded with American Airlines: the CitiBusiness / AAdvan…
    - 22 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 5:30pm -
  • newFlight Review: JetBlue A321 in Even More Space — JFK-LAX
    As part of TPG’s summer intern trip to Maui, each of our interns flew an initial leg from New York-JFK to LAX on a different domestic carrier (American, Delta, United and JetBlue) in order to compare the economy or premium (extra legroom) economy …
    - 24 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • SAS is Launching 737 Service from Boston to Copenhagen
    For such a small plane, SAS’ transatlantic 737 sure has spent a lot of time in the news recently. The aircraft, which is operated by contractor Privatair, first began regular US service when it launched on the Houston (IAH) to Stavanger, Norway r…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Amex and Best Western Ending Transfer Partnership
    The Best Western Rewards program isn’t exactly known for amazing redemptions, but it is one of just four hotel partners that American Express Membership Rewards members can transfer to for hotel stay redemptions. However, beginning January 1, 201…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 2:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • new5 Mistakes to Avoid if You’re New to Points and Miles
    The points and miles world is vast and there is a lot of stuff to learn when you’re just starting out. You can read the Rookie Guide to get a better sense of how things work, but you’re bound to make some mistakes. I know because I have. Here a…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • newPassive Point Earning and Double Dips
    Every week I travel less and less for work. Picking up points and miles on a business’ dime just isn’t what it used to be for me. While credit card sign-up bonuses are still the most lucrative way to pick up massive amounts of points and miles, a…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Are You Getting Spoiled With Miles?
    A few days ago, I almost paid $88 to upgrade one segment of an upcoming flight from coach to first class. Almost. I actually selected the seat and was ready to pull the trigger – then, all of a sudden, a feeling of panic came over me. My flight was…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:00am -
  • The Importance of Screenshots With Points and Miles Offers
    Recently, I received a comment on PMM Travel Consulting’s Facebook page regarding a FrugalTravelGuy article I had shared. The commenter wrote that she had incorrectly been assessed the annual fee for a credit card with an annual fee that was suppo…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Will Credit Card Applications Dry Up as a Source of Points?
    From the onset of this article, I give you permission to call me Chicken Little (which wouldn’t be the worst thing I’ve been called lately). Despite the warning, I am happy to inform you that the skies are not falling and credit cards are still a…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Coming Soon: Significant Improvements to the Marriott Rewards Program
    For years, Marriott was my go-to hotel chain. However, after numerous substantial devaluations I was forced to move my hotel loyalty elsewhere. That might change (at least in part) as a result of a number of significant improvements Marriott plans to…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 6:35pm -
  • Rick’s Picks: Approvals, Delayed Decisions and Katy’s Application Results
    It took us a little longer to nail down the cards we actually applied for in September. As we had planned, my wife Katy applied for the Citi Prestige card. With her monster credit score, she was automatically approved. I hesitated because of the annu…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • Does Delta Treat Members of Partner Programs Better Than Their Own?
    Have you ever heard of the term “married segment” before? A married segment is when an airline joins two (or more) segments to create a new, virtually single segment. The married segment is a new pricing unit for the airline to sell. An example m…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 8:00am -
  • How Can I Get That Sign-up Bonus Again?
    Credit card sign-up bonuses are the most lucrative method to accumulate massive amounts of points or miles in one fell swoop. In general, credit card companies are extremely generous in offering bonuses that you’re eligible for across multiple card…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • 3 Much Needed Airport Hotels Coming Soon
    Whether it is because of an early flight, late arrival or an overnight layover, we are often forced to stay at airport hotels. The worst part about staying at airport hotels is that they are rarely located within the airport. As such, an often dreade…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 9:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Buying Broadway tickets (is expensive)
    On Tuesday I wrote that I was going to New York to see Hamilton, the smash hit Broadway musical. Commenter BetterByDesign astutely asked,"How the heck did you find Hamilton tickets? Or did you just throw cash into the venture?"Long story short, I jus…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Two new tools to help plan airline redemptions
    An impressive achievement of the travel hacking community is spreading information about the frequent flyer programs of non-US carriers, which allow Americans to take advantage of their award chart sweet spots, earning rates, routing rules, and even…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Beware Delta bearing voluntary denied boarding compensation
    It's no secret that I think Delta runs the best domestic airline operation in the United States. They have incomprehensibly good on-time and completion statistics compared to the competition, and their mainline jets are clean and comfortable. It's a…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 9:59am -
  • One-time opportunity to buy 450,000 Choice Privileges points for $1,600
    Via Drew at Travel is Free, until December 8, 2015, there's a one-time opportunity to buy 450,000 Choice Privileges points for $1,600. That's not exactly how Drew framed it, so I'll walk through the essential elements of the deal.Chase Ultimate Rewa…
    - 5 days ago Oct 5, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Read the comments!
    I've mentioned before that I rarely read other blogs anymore. Of course the affiliate bloggers just repeat the same bought-and-paid-for content over and over, but even the good guys only occasionally post something that piques my interest. There are…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Topping up accounts, or, throwing good points after bad
    Marriott Rewards is the worst hotel loyalty program: it has all the low earning rates and high property costs of IHG Rewards, with none of the potential upside offered by IHG's PointsBreak list and occasional lucrative promotions.Nonetheless, I have…
    - 10 days ago Sep 30, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • Are office supply store Visa gift cards cheap or expensive?
    This post was inspired by a comment left by reader net netty to my post on dealing with the new Visa gift cards being sold at Staples. S/he wrote:"And I agree that everyone might have their own priorities but you are doing it wrong and giving bad a…
    - 11 days ago Sep 29, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Is the 100k British Airways Avios offer the worst major signup bonus?
    [Editor's note: I'm currently traveling so responses to comments and e-mails may be slightly slower than usual. —FQF]Regular readers know I don't chase signup bonuses any more, for two simple reasons:if I need some particular loyalty currency for m…
    - 15 days ago Sep 25, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Quick hit: new Bluebird/Serve/Redbird scheduled adds
    [Editor's note: I'm currently traveling so responses to comments and e-mails may be slightly slower than usual. —FQF]When writing about simplifying and automating debit card transactions back in July, I wrote:"Unfortunately, as with Evolve Money, I…
    - 16 days ago Sep 24, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Timeshares?
    Everything I need to know about timeshares I learned from The Queen of Versailles. Still, it's the kind of product — complex, opaque, little-understood — that should be worth at least a passing glance from a travel hacker. Not least because it's…
    - 17 days ago Sep 23, 2015, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • My Recent Chase & Barclays Retention Offers
    Several of my credit card accounts were hit with their annual fees last week. Up for renewal I always have to review and assess if it’s worth paying the annual fee and keeping the card for another year. This also means calling in and finding out i…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 10:07am -
  • Is Merino Wool Travel Clothing Worth The Money?
    Merino wool is often talked about as the ultimate travel and outdoor clothing material. You’ve probably heard your gear-obsessed friend bragging about their merino wool shirt that they wore 5 days in a row and it didn’t even smell. I’m a h…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:21am -
  • Amex Platinum Card Adds Hilton Gold Status As Benefit
    American Express has long offered SPG Gold status, but now they just improved the benefits of their Platinum card by adding Hilton HHonors Gold status as a card benefit. Normally to earn Hilton Gold status you need to To achieve or retain HHonors Go…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 7:53am -
  • Amex Offers Free FICO Score
    Starting today, those who have a personal card from American Express should be eligible to get their Experian FICO score for free! I received the following e-mail today: Read: How Credit Scores Can Be Easily Increased This is great news because you d…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 7:04am -
  • Premier Rewards Gold Card 50,000 Offer
    A few weeks ago I showed you guys how to get an increased offer on the Amex Everyday Card. Well you can apply the same concept to get 50,000 Membership Rewards points on the Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) Card from American Express. How To Get The Offer…
    - 8 days ago Oct 2, 2015, 7:18am -
  • Deal Alert: Get $20 For Buying $300 Worth In MasterCard Gift Cards At Staples!
    It’s been a while since Staples ran a promotion with Visa / MasterCard gift cards. Well the dry spell is over…. From October 4 – October 10, when you buy $300 worth in MasterCard gift cards, you get a $20 Staples gift card back. Since Staples i…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 4:10pm -
  • Increased Amex Offers! EveryDay Preferred 30k Points Bonus & Blue Cash Preferred $250 Bonus
    American Express just just increased higher sign-up bonuses on two popular everyday spending credit cards. Both offers are public and can be seen using an incognito or private browsing window. The Amex EveryDay Preferred now has a public offer of…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 1:43pm -
  • Did You Know: Booking An Award Ticket For Someone Else Using Singapore Miles
    Did You Know is a series highlighting some tips / tricks regarding earning miles, redeeming miles or in general saving money on your travels! Some of this information may be new to you while some may be a refresher. I recently transferred some Citi T…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 7:13am -
  • Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Times – Singapore Airlines
    I recently transferred my Citi ThankYou points for the first time therefore I figured I would report my latest findings. I initiated 2 transfers: Transferred 35,000 Citi TYPs on Friday September, 25 at 7:05 PM PST Transferred 25,000 Citi TYPs on Mond…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 7:09am -
  • Free 15,000 American Airlines Miles From Barclays
    I recently opened my mailbox and found a whole bunch of papers. As usual, it was filled with grocery coupons, fast food coupons, and other spam however there was one card which was from American Airlines. When I opened it, I was delighted to discover…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 7:00am -


  • newWhich Airline Gift Cards Are Reimbursed by American Express Platinum $200 Fee Credit

    - 20 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 7:53pm -
  • new57 Free Award Wallet Upgrade Codes
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) In honor of my favorite bus route in Hawaii, enjoy one of these 57 free upgrade codes to six months of Award Wallet Plus. Award Wallet is the free way I track my 33 miles and points balances and store my…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 6:57pm -
  • Anatomy of an Award: India to United States in Etihad First Class Apartment
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) In May, I booked myself an award in an Etihad A380 First Class Apartment for January 2016. I am looking forward to flying the spacious suite with a couch/bed and separate seat from Abu Dhabi to New York. Th…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 4:14pm -
  • Three American Cities to Lima, Peru for $454+
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter andfollow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 3:45pm -
  • AMEX Platinum Card Holders Get Free Hilton Gold Status
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Hilton Gold Status is now a standard benefit of the American Express Platinum Card, Platinum Business Card, and (I assume) Mercedes-Benz and Ameriprise Platinum cards. That’s great news for me, since I ju…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 7:21pm -
  • Southwest 50k Offers Are Back, Leverage Them for $3,142 in Free Flights with the Southwest Companion Pass
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Updated because this is literally the best week of the year to take advantage of the best deal in the mile-sphere. Southwest is currently offering 50k bonus point sign ups on its personal and business cred…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 7:45am -
  • American Airlines Awards to US and Canada for 8,750 Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Key Link The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® offers 75,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $7,500 in the first three months The list of discounted American Airli…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 7:44am -
  • How to Be Targeted to Get 91,000 Korean SkyPass Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Korean SkyPass offers co-branded business and personal credit cards to Americans through US Bank. The standard sign up bonus on the cards is a paltry 15,000 miles. Because of the small sign up bonus, if yo…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 8:18pm -
  • American Express Offers Free FICO Score
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) American Express is offering real FICO scores for free to cardholders. Get yours here. Barclaycard, Citi, and Discover already offer real FICO scores for free to cardholders, so by now everyone who opens re…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • ANA Devalues Its Award Chart, Effective October 15, 2015
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) ANA is devaluing its award charts for bookings made October 15, 2015 or later. This is all the notice they’ve given. (Hat tip @saianel on Twitter.) To beat the devaluation, book by October 14 for travel t…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 3:53am -

Frequent Flier

  • newWeekly Recap: More Coach Legroom, Job Cuts at Delta, & More
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 39 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:13pm -
  • newFrom Best Western: Big Bonus for Mobile Bookings
    Another sign of life from stodgy ol’ Best Western. Hard on the heels of announcing a hip new brand and some modest enhancements to its Best Western Rewards program, the company has rolled out a new mobile booking app and ... Read More
    - 23 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 4:25pm -
  • Marriott Adds New Loyalty-Program Benefits
    Marriott this week announced four new (and not so new) Marriott Rewards features that make a good program even better: Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards members can book an award stay before they’ve accumulated suffic…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 6:21pm -
  • Discounted American Awards for Credit Card Holders
    Got an AAdvantage credit card issued by Citibank or Barclays? Then you may be entitled to book award flights for fewer miles. Holders of the various AAdvantage-affiliated credit cards can book awards to selected U.S. and Canadian destinations at disc…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 4:21pm -
  • Earn Double Delta Miles Plus an Elite Bonus for Hilton Stays
    Although Delta has a special marketing relationship with Starwood, it’s not an exclusive arrangement. This joint promotion with Hilton is a repeat of similar bonuses offered in past years. Offer Details Through December 31, Hilton HHonors members c…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 6:40pm -
  • The Coach-Class Legroom Problem, Solved?
    Pity the coach-class flyer (me, you, and the rest of the 99 percent). Even as travelers’ height and girth have increased, coach-seat legroom has been steadily reduced. Combine that seating squeeze with full flights — averaging 80-plus percent ful…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • Earn 30% More United Miles for Partner Transactions
    United’s MileagePlus program has partners. Lots of partners. United wants you to remember that, and is offering bonus miles to reinforce the message. Offer Details Through November 20, MileagePlus members will receive a 30 percent bonus when earnin…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 6:11pm -
  • Delta Posts Profits and Cuts Jobs
    Recent Delta headlines have told decidedly different stories, some with a good-news angle, some less so: A $2.2 billion profit for the first half of 2015 A 5 percent decrease in unit revenue for September A 14.5 percent pay ... Read More
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 4:46pm -
  • Best Western Rewards Changes Are Encouraging
    Less than a week ago, I characterized Best Western Rewards as a “conservative and underutilized loyalty program.” Today, it’s still a conservative program. But with two just-announced changes, it’s a bit less so. And the very fact that the co…
    - 5 days ago Oct 5, 2015, 7:31pm -
  • Win an Alaska Cruise for 2
    Enter the Holland America “Best of Alaska” sweepstakes by March 31, 2016, for a chance to win the grand prize: a 10-day Holland America Line Alaska Denali Land+Sea Journey trip, including a seven-day cruise, overnight stays in Denali and Fairbank…
    - 5 days ago Oct 5, 2015, 4:56pm -

Travel is Free

  • The REAL Details On The New Amtrak Card
    Despite the terms and conditions for the BOA Amtrak car […]The post The REAL Details On The New Amtrak Card appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 6 days ago Oct 4, 2015, 1:02pm -
  • 47 Days of Hotels in Egypt for $0
    We decided to take advantage of all the cheap points ho […]The post 47 Days of Hotels in Egypt for $0 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 10 days ago Sep 30, 2015, 5:33pm -
  • Round-The-World On Discount Airlines
    One day I started noticing how many cheap long haul fli […]The post Round-The-World On Discount Airlines appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 17 days ago Sep 23, 2015, 7:07pm -
  • Making The Most Of The British Airways 100,000 Bonus
    The British Airways 100,000 Avios card is back, after a […]The post Making The Most Of The British Airways 100,000 Bonus appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 18 days ago Sep 22, 2015, 4:03pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • The Annual Reader Survey: Help Make This Site Better!
    It’s that time again, everyone! No, not when we all rush out for Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks (ok, it’s that time too) but time for my annual reader survey. Every year, I do a survey to find out how much you hate this website…I mean…wh…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 1:01pm -
  • How to Travel Switzerland on a Budget
    Switzerland conjures up many images. On one side, there are majestic mountains, delicious fondue and chocolate, big banks sheltering people’s money, precision watches, and an orderly society. On the other, heart attack–inducing prices: $8 USD cof…
    - 5 days ago Oct 5, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • How to Take the Perfect Photo: Advanced Techniques
    Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five part series on taking better travel photos. Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and with so many of you being budding photographers, La…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • From Pencils to Planes: An Update on FLYTE
    In July, I launched a new charitable foundation called The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) to raise money for high schools in rural and low-income communities so that they may send their students on international educationa…
    - 12 days ago Sep 28, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • 9 Ways to Stay Safe (and Sane) in Morocco
    Wandering around the Fez medina, I could feel the stares. “Where are you going? Want to go to the tanneries? I’ll take you. No money. Don’t worry!” the medina’s faux guides said as they chased me down the street. “No, I’m fine,” I’d…
    - 16 days ago Sep 24, 2015, 12:26pm -
  • Conquering Mountains: A Guide to Solo Female Travel
    From Matt: For close to a year, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse has been writing a monthly column on solo female travel for this website. She’s covered WWOOFing in South Africa, hitchhiking in China, safety tips, what to tell naysayers, and mu…
    - 19 days ago Sep 21, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • 11 Reasons Why I Fell in Love With Morocco
    Visiting Morocco has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I’ve always wanted to ride a camel, see the desert, explore maze-like medinas, and drink tea with Berbers. As I stood overlooking the Sahara one morning, marveling at the rhyt…
    - 23 days ago Sep 17, 2015, 12:23pm -
  • A Traveler’s Manifesto: Travel Rules to Live By
    As travelers of the world, we have a unique opportunity to break down barriers, foster cultural exchange, and create a positive impact on communities around the world. We can banish stereotypes of our own cultures, stimulate the local economy, and br…
    - 26 days ago Sep 14, 2015, 3:18pm -
  • How to Visit Sunny Chernobyl
    A few months ago, I read the book Visit Sunny Chernobyl by Andrew Blackwell, about the worst’s biggest garbage-ridden and polluted places. It’s like the anti-travel guide. It’s about all the places a traveler wouldn’t go, the ugly places we o…
    - 30 days ago Sep 10, 2015, 1:12pm -
  • HK Austin: The Best Hostel in Austin
    Of all the things I’ve done in my travels, nothing holds a higher place in my heart than the month I spent on the Thai island of Ko Lipe in 2006. Lounging on beaches, snorkeling, and playing backgammon by day and eating fish and gazing at stars at…
    - 32 days ago Sep 8, 2015, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 43 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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 -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -


Johnny Jet

  • newAn Adventure through New York’s 1000 Islands, Part 5: Chippewa Bay and Back Home
    This is the fifth and final part in Laura Pedrick’s series exploring New York’s 1000 Islands region. Check out part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here. Before we depart the next morning, we sit down for a lovely breakfast at the…
    - 22 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Cosmetics Check
    Cosmetics Check Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mary Anne G. of Marlboro, NJ, who says: “Before a trip I place my cosmetics in my travel cosmetic bag. Two day…
    - 23 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 5:09pm -
  • Q&A: The Calculus of the Galápagos
    Veteran guides’ advice—the who, what, when, where—for seeing the “big 15” animals, as curated and then applied by contributor Bruce Northam. Timing an optimum visit to the Galápagos can be a challenge. It’s also an underreported story. T…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 8:46pm -
  • An Adventure through New York’s 1000 Islands, Part 4: Bass Fishing and Ogdensburg
    This is the fourth part in Laura Pedrick’s series exploring New York’s 1000 Islands region. Check out part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here, and tune in tomorrow for the finale. Fishing—and the Governor’s Bassmaster Challenge Day three o…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Where to Travel as a Vegetarian
    Where to Travel as a Vegetarian The good people at Get Your Guide just published a really cool infographic all about the eating habits of the world—specifically as they relate to vegetarians. The infographic includes the most vegetarian-friendly de…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Sarah Gallo
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Sarah Gallo Occupation: Bartender. Aspiring Travel Wri…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 11:15pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Earn 2,000-25,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles
    Earn 2,000-25,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Periscope, you know I’m in Portugal this week. My wife and I flew to Lisbon on British Airways last Monday night because we prefer the…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 8:04pm -
  • An Adventure through New York’s 1000 Islands, Part 3: Castles on the St. Lawrence
    This is the third part in Laura Pedrick’s series exploring New York’s 1000 Islands region. Check out part 1 here, part 2 here and part 4 here, and tune in tomorrow for more. Fishing and the Salmon River Falls The previous night (full day here…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 7, 2015
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: AA Flight to Boston Diverted After Pilot Dies Disneyland and Disney World Annual Pass Prices Have Just Gone Up Air France bosses have shirts ripped from their backs as they escape furious employee mob United Airli…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of October 7, 2015
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a five-night trip for two plus airfare to Suzhou, China Win an Allianz Globetrotter Go Bag (with GoPro Hero & More!) ( contest) Win two R/T tickets anywhere Turkish Airlines flies Win a eight-ni…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 11:00am -

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Travel Codex

  • newNew Hyatt Place Opening in Park City, Utah
    Park City is one of the most convenient ski destinations in the country. In addition to some great snow and ski resorts, it’s also very close to Salt Lake City airport. I’ve been there a couple times now with my parents have have always marveled…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 11:05am -
  • newGet Two Free Nights with the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa
    Even after purchasing the luxury hotel brand, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott maintain separate loyalty programs. You can redeem your points with either group, and there is some reciprocal recognition of elite status. But there they are definitely differen…
    - 22 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 5:49pm -
  • new150 Free Starpoints for Filling Out Security Questions
    In the last few years there have been several security breaches in which user accounts may have been compromised — Hilton HHonors and BA Executive Club are the two that come to mind. And just yesterday I reminded you that your reservation details a…
    - 24 hours ago Oct 9, 2015, 4:12pm -
  • Never Use a Seat Map to Estimate How Full Your Flight Is
    Some readers are genuinely confused when they check in for a flight and find the entire cabin is full. “But… but… I confirmed my seat assignments two days ago, and it was half empty!” That row you thought you had to yourself on an internatio…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 3:35pm -
  • Are Free Drinks a Reward or an Opportunity to Recognize Loyalty?
    View from the Wing criticizes United’s new complimentary beverage policy for Premier 1K and Global Services members because it might mean fewer drinks overall. Basically, a new policy in which drinks are provided to those customers on every fligh…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 1:56pm -
  • Changes to Marriott Rewards Confirmed; Full Details on Monday
    After a sneak peak from View from the Wing earlier this week, The Points Guy linked to confirmation from Marriott that new benefits will be coming to Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards in coming weeks (sooner than I expected!). Full details w…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 8:19pm -
  • You Can Now Get Hilton HHonors Gold Status with the Amex Platinum Card
    Hilton HHonors is a good loyalty program for some travelers who want to enjoy the benefits of elite status but don’t think they’ll stay often enough to earn it the old fashioned way. For many years it has offered “free” Gold status as a benef…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 5:36pm -
  • What Happens If You Earn Status While Traveling?
    Many readers ask questions along the lines of: I’ll be flying or staying at a hotel, and I’ll reach the next elite status tier during that trip. What I can I do to make sure I get the appropriate benefits for my new status? Unfortunately, you pr…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 11:05am -
  • Boarding Pass Barcodes Contain Your Personal Information
    File this under “Old News” since I already wrote about it in January 2013 (and original credit is due to Colpuck, who shared it in November 2012). But that doesn’t mean a reminder won’t do some good. Krebs on Security wrote a post about the…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 3:02pm -
  • Review: AC Palacio de Santa Paula, Granada
    Granada was to be the highlight of our trip to Spain. I’d been to all the other cities before, but Granada was new to me and Megan had specifically requested it so that she could visit the Alhambra. The only question was where to stay. Starwood has…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 1:30pm -

Maximizing Money

  • Funding Tree UK Investment Crowdfunding £100 Referral Bonus
    Funding Tree is a UK investment crowdfunding platform that allows business startups and early stage businesses to secure capital, while investors can contribute money in return for an equity share in the business.Plus, the Funding Tree refer-a-frien…
    - 1 day ago Oct 9, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • LendingCrowd UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform £50 Referrals and $100 Sign-Up Bonus
    LendingCrowd is a UK peer-to-peer lending platform that matches investors who are looking for a better return on your investment with small or medium-sized enterprises that are seeking small business loans.If you sign up via this LendingCrowd £50 R…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Acorns Spare Change Investment Service Referral Program Bonuses
    Acorns is an investment service that invests your spare change automatically from everyday purchases into a diversified portfolio.Plus, select customers can participate in the Acorns referral program to earn free bonuses for referring your friends t…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Shipt Grocery Delivery Service $10 Referral Credits
    Shipt is a grocery delivery service that lets you select your groceries online or via the app, choose a delivery option, and checkout with ease for some-day service from local shoppers.The post Shipt Grocery Delivery Service $10 Referral Credits app…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Northwest FCU 3.04% APY Dream Fund Certificate with Easy Membership
    You can get a 3-year Add-on Certificate with a 3.04% APY on a $10,000 minimum deposit for a limited time from Northwest Federal Credit Union with easy membership available.The post Northwest FCU 3.04% APY Dream Fund Certificate with Easy Membership…
    - 5 days ago Oct 5, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Top Bonus Roundup on Maximizing Money: Updated October 4, 2015
    Check out this review of the best recent promotions on Maximizing Money, updated on October 4, 2015.1. $10 Promotional Code - Buy $50 in Amazon Gift Cards to get a $10 bonus promotional code.2. Chase Premier Plus Checking $300 Bonus Code…
    - 7 days ago Oct 3, 2015, 9:45am -
  • Ebates $10 Gift Card Bonus and $50 Tell-A-Friend Promotion
    The Ebates cash back shopping network is currently offering a $10 gift card bonus when you open a new account.Get your Ebates $10 Gift Card Bonus when you open a free Ebates account today.Plus, you can earn $50 when you refer 2 of your friends with…
    - 8 days ago Oct 2, 2015, 7:50pm -
  • PenFed Offers $100 Bonus for Promise Visa, Defender AMEX, Gold Visa and More Cards
    The Pentagon Federal Credit Union is offering a $100 statement credit after $1,500 in purchases within 3 months for various credit card accounts opened through October 31, 2015, plus anyone in the U.S. can qualify for PenFed membership.The post PenF…
    - 8 days ago Oct 2, 2015, 7:45pm -
  • Santander Bank $500 Business Checking and Merchant Services Bonus
    Open a Santander Bank merchant services account with a Business Checking Plus account to receive a $500 cash bonus through December 31, 2015.The post Santander Bank $500 Business Checking and Merchant Services Bonus appeared first on Maximizing Mone…
    - 8 days ago Oct 2, 2015, 7:37pm -
  • FirstBank $200 Free Checking Account Bonus Offer
    FirstBank is offering a $200 banking bonus for opening a FirstBank Personal Checking Account, valid for residents of qualified locations in Colorado, California, and Arizona.The post FirstBank $200 Free Checking Account Bonus Offer appeared first on…
    - 8 days ago Oct 2, 2015, 7:35pm -

Boarding Area

  • newA Humorous Definition Of Year-Round Flights
    A reader sent me a link to something on Finnair's website which made me chuckle. Finnair has a "destinations" section of their website, which shows information about a lot of the places they fly.Perhaps the most amusing is their destinations page fo…
    - 19 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:33pm -
  • newChai Digest: Jesse James, Direct Flight China Deportation and more
    Dateline: Southern Namibia News: Sweden’s subtly radical ‘feminist’ foreign policy is causing a stir (The Washington Post). Courage in diplomacy. Russia sending in blood and treasure to fight ISIS or anti-Assad or depends who you ask and people…
    - 34 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:18pm -
  • newHow a Credit Card Saved My Husband from the Dog House
    Last week my husband took a “guys trip” to go fishing a few hours from home.  While I’m not against a guys fishing trip in theory, in reality I’m not going to lie and say I was the super-cool-with-it-wife.  Truthfully, I was not exactly thr…
    - 54 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:58pm -
  • newUber Ends Flat Rate Fares to Atlanta’s Airport
    Atlanta Uber fans, be advised that Uber has ended flat rate fares to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Fares are now calculated and the same as other routes, and for many (if not most) of us, that means our airport trips are about to become m…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:33pm -
  • newHow to Earn Miles for Your Checking Account and Investments
    There are checking account offers of over 20,000 and even 50,000 miles and investment accounts offering 50,000 miles as well. Plus there are ways to earn miles from your checking account month after month.Continue reading How to Earn Miles for Your…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:04pm -
  • newTips for Visiting Iguazu Falls
    Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina is one of the most amazing things I’ve seen and well worth the trip. Here are things I learned from my experience to make the most of your time on the Argentina side, whether it’s several days or…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:49pm -
  • newWashington to Oregon $220 & 5438MQMs at 4CPM weekday Delta Elite Mileage Run
    I really like this one. If I was in DCA area I would fly this in a heartbeat. I love that there is no red-eye and you can get it all done in a one long day. Also a HT to TFD for the inspiration for this one. I will say there are a bunch of dates that…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:47pm -
  • newMarriott enhances popular Rewards program
    Marriott Rewards is planning to make a big announcement on Monday about new benefits and options for members — but today it offered a “sneak peek” at the news, which it is calling the Fab Four. So here are the four parts of the plan: 1 Members…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:40pm -
  • newTrip Planning: $249.30 + 158,250 Miles & Points= Trip for 3 to Grenada
    At the end of May one of the best credit card hotel perks came to an end. When it was announced that the Club Carlson’s 2nd night free benefit was ending, many of us were in a mad dash- to try to spend our points the best way possible to take advan…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:20pm -
  • newShould you go for Delta Gold Medallion status or stop short and stick with Silver Medallion?
    First things first. A number of folks are Silver Medallion (FO) due to being gifted Silver status from a Diamond as a Choice Benefit. This post is not directed at you since you could be starting at ZERO MQMs for the year. No, this for those of you wh…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:05pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Starwood Promotions and Administrative Issues
    Two Starwood Promotions Starwood does a few big promotions per year, but it also does several smaller promos. The smaller ones have a more limited audience but rarely take much effort. Usually, they are “nice to haves.” Bonus Delta Miles At most…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 2:39pm -
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    test Now fortified with even more Twitter! Follow me @FFMiles101 Would you like to receive blog posts via email (only one per day, I promise)? Just hit the *Follow* button in the bottom right-hand corner of the web page, confirm the email that will c…
    - 2 days ago Oct 8, 2015, 2:21pm -
  • Reader Question: Should I get a Credit Card for my College Student/Young Adult?
    “I have one child starting college and one who is about to graduate. Neither has any credit history. Should I get them credit cards to help them build a good credit score?” We’ve all heard the saying that banks only lend money to people who don…
    - 3 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 9:48pm -
  • Bad Timing on Lost Bags, French Nudists and United Goodies…
    It was a bad week to be an airline executive… A Case of Bad Timing… It’s never good when an airline loses your bags.  But it could be worse, you could be the baggage handler who misplaced the CEO’s luggage. Last week, Alaska Air CEO Brad Til…
    - 4 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 9:44pm -
  • Travel Hacks 101 (One Could Save Your Marriage!)

    - 5 days ago Oct 5, 2015, 8:18pm -
  • New launches: Inside Flyer, Facebook
    A few notes this week about my continuing movement toward the 21st century… Way back when, before there was this whole internet thing, the frequent flyer world belonged to a guy named Randy Petersen, who published a magazine called Inside Flyer. Si…
    - 6 days ago Oct 4, 2015, 6:44pm -
  • An Unusual Delta Promotion, AA Knows why I Fly and the World’s Largest Lodging Company?
    Delta and…Four Seasons? I guess it’s not the “Delta” part of the promotion that I just received, but rather, the Four Seasons part. While the upscale Four Seasons chain works with preferred partners to provide amenities to certain customers,…
    - 8 days ago Oct 2, 2015, 9:22pm -
  • News from the Industry: New Bag Fees, Progress on Integration, JetBlue Business Portal
    Amtrak joins the bag fee game   Well, it was good while it lasted. As of today, the company is going to start charging excess baggage fees on passengers who bring on excess luggage, which is defined as more than two bags and two personal items. Ther…
    - 9 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 9:09pm -
  • Three indulgent attractions around the world worth seeing
    I use a number of different sources on any given day to decide what I am going to write about, including the news, reader requests (I need more of those, by the way.) and, of course, the internet. One of my favorite sites is actually CNN travel. They…
    - 10 days ago Sep 30, 2015, 10:06pm -
  • Discover Card Bonus categories for Q4
    I try not to do too many credit card posts in a row, but Discover just released its fourth quarter bonus categories, and this one is always a money-maker. Nothing particularly complicated: In terms of simplicity, yesterday’s post was a 1, on a sca…
    - 11 days ago Sep 29, 2015, 9:23pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - 10 days ago Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - 11 days ago Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - 12 days ago Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - 13 days ago Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - 18 days ago Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - 19 days ago Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -
  • Deal Alert: $99 One Way Boston To Iceland
    WOW Air is offering an incredible deal to Iceland and a handful of other European cities, mainly departing from the northeast of the United States. $99 is the lowest fee to get there, while the...
    - 22 days ago Sep 18, 2015, 12:57pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Valparaiso, Chile
    Valparaiso, Chile is the capital of cool - the rooftop views and vibrant energy gave me that unique sense of being in a faraway place. With maybe the best street art in the world, it fascinates me that...
    - 25 days ago Sep 15, 2015, 12:47pm -
  • Increased 50,000 Bonus Miles With Chase Southwest
    Chase has doubled the offer for the Southwest Rapid Rewards card, now at 50,000 bonus miles after $2,000 in spend. Southwest is one of the most popular airlines in the country, so this immediately...
    - 26 days ago Sep 14, 2015, 12:36pm -
  • Deal Alert: $106 Round Trip New York To Miami
    Flyers from the United States northeast are continuing to get positive travel news. American Airlines is offering extreme discounts for flights to Miami across a wide range of origins, including New York...
    - 29 days ago Sep 11, 2015, 12:58pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • 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:
    - 3 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:49pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 5 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:47pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 15 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:37pm -
  • newAny news about Premium Membership P3(2014)?
    Any news about Premium Membership P3 (2014)? Is there an approximate lauch time? Thanks!
    - 25 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:27pm -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:49pm -
  • newNew User Interace
    SO how do other s like the new user interface for this web site?I find it dreadful and poorly designed.
    - 2 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:36pm -
  • newUnited Club at Tokyo Narita Airport
    The United Club at Tokyo Narita Airport is located in terminal 1 near gate 31. The United Club and the Global First Lounge share the same entrance but the Global First Lounge is located upstairs and offers a quieter and more exclusive place to rest…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 9:31am -
  • newHas Anyone Used One Fine Stay ?
    Its a luxury home stay service !
    - 9 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 7:08am -
  • newWhat are the pros and cons of Premium Economy Air New Zealand
    compared to Qantas PE and compared to Qantas and Air New Zealand Business
    - 14 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:24am -
  • newAegean Airline Tier Miles Purchase
    I saw on Aegean's Miles and Bonus program site that they will begin selling award miles and tier status miles beginning next month. I am not able to find any other information about this.View attachment 67681 Does anyone know if Aegean has posted…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 10, 2015, 1:20am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newCX: JFK - BKK, KUL, others P/E ~$1726 a/i
    Found on Google Flights, can also book directly on Cathay Pacific. Sample: 11/19-11/24;f=JFK,EWR,LGA;t=KUL;d=2015-11-19;r=2015-11-24;sel=JFKYVR0CX889-YVRHKG1CX889-HKGKUL2CX723,KULHKG0CX790-HKGJFK0CX840;sc=p..…
    - 15 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:37pm -
  • newNew Plat; Should I have MR # re-entered for existing reservations?
    Hi FT Friends, I just completed a stay that will put me over 75 nights for the year and I should show as platinum in the next day or two. I have existing reservations for upcoming stays. Is there any need for me to contact MR and have my acct...
    - 22 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • newPlanning a trip to Rome (flying United)
    I have been looking at some dates in April of next year for my wife and I to fly to Rome. If we can get the saver rates we will be able to fly for 120k points roundtrip. We have about 90k Chase points, so we will need to get another 30k United...
    - 24 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:28pm -
  • newTSA Fines Woman $2000 for Apple Butter WMD
    I admire her tenacity, but ( it's clear the TSA chose to make an example out of an easy target. From reading the article, it appears that her OPSEC was pretty poor and that she...
    - 25 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:27pm -
  • newHow to tell if the flight is on US Metal or AA Metal?
    I am looking at booking a flight ORD-PHX in November. Since all flights are AA marketed by then I was wondering if there is any way to tell in advance if the plane is US Metal/interior or AA Metal/interior? Based on the flight # maybe? Thanks!
    - 33 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:19pm -
  • newwhere to book Matrix search
    Im looking at Matrix booking ; DUB-PHI Finnair operated by AA Bus (I) PHI- RDU AA First (A) RDU-CLT AA First (A) CLT-DUB AA Business (I)
    - 40 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 3:12pm -
  • newSFO Club?
    when will the new club open in SFO? i've been transiting through recently and their "temporary" club with no windows is just meh (more meh than normal clubs)...
    - 59 mins ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:53pm -
  • newMore Award Availability Via Phone ??
    Just booked 8 Hawaii timeshare weeks for Jan/Feb 2017 for our snowbird getaway - some advance planning for 2 months in the same Big Island resort. So who says timeshares don't work - about $650 per week for a 2 Br/2 bath condo - works for me. Just.…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • newAdmirals Club
    Hello, I will be traveling on American and wanted to know when I can and cannot use the admirals clubs at the airports. My inteinary is below Lax-Mia 77w first class, can I use club before departure in lax? Mia-Ggt e170 business...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:41pm -
  • newORD Advice
    Couple quick things I wanna ask about... Went to ORD last year for like 12 hours, checked the city out a bit, this time I'm gonna hit a Blackhawks game then I'm not sure. 1) As with many US airports it looks like there's no left luggage...
    - 1 hour ago Oct 10, 2015, 2:28pm -

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