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The Points Guy

  • newPaine Field Is Building an Airport Terminal You’ll Really Love
    With very few exceptions, US airports lag far behind many of their overseas counterparts. Singapore Changi (SIN) is most often credited with offering a solid passenger experience, and Seoul’s new terminal at ICN is quite a looker as well. Despite…
    - 12 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 5:00pm -
  • newCan Blockchain Boost Credit Card Rewards?
    Blockchain is one of the most frequently used buzz words in today’s business environment. The technology is based on a system that uses a digital ledger to record transactions. Rather than storing information about those transactions, the exchange…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • newAnother International Airline Joins the TSA PreCheck Program
    One more international airline has been added to the growing list of carriers that participate in the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program. On Thursday, the TSA announced that  Swiss International Air Lines has joined the PreC…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:30pm -
  • newAmazing Deal Alert: West Coast to Asia in Business Class From $561 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:22pm -
  • newA Walking Tour Group Just Discovered a Hidden Piece of the Berlin Wall
    Some people comb the beach for lost treasure. Others sift through dirt for ancient fossils. One group of German residents out on a walking tour, however, recently re-discovered something much bigger and more significant: a section of the Berlin Wall…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • newMike Huckabee on Board American Airlines Flight ‘Quarantined’ in Nashville
    An American Airlines flight was “quarantined” upon arriving at Nashville International Airport on Thursday morning after discovering that passengers may have been exposed to an illness. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was on board America…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:30pm -
  • newIt Just Got a Lot Easier for Delta Loyalists to Fly to Africa
    Delta’s getting serious about its efforts in Africa. After complementing service between New York (JFK) and Accra, Ghana (ACC) — which TPG himself flew and reviewed — with year-round service between JFK and Lagos, Nigeria (LOS), the carrier ha…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • newThe Ultimate Guide to Citi ThankYou Rewards
    Citi issues 19 different credit cards, including co-branded hotel and airline cards, but only five — all on the consumer side — give you full access to the company’s valuable ThankYou Rewards program and all its airline and transfer partners.…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newShould I Upgrade to the New Southwest Priority Credit Card?
    “Reader Questions” are answered twice a week by TPG Associate Editor Brendan Dorsey. Last month, Chase and Southwest launched a new co-branded credit card — the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card. This new upper mid-tier card builds…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 11:00am -
  • newThe Last-Minute SPG and Marriott Merger Checklist
    This is officially the final countdown before the Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards programs become one on this coming Saturday — August 18. The merger and integration process has been years in the making, and hopefully, you are already…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 10:00am -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newHurry Amazing Fare $560+ Roundtrip Business Class Los Angeles to Asia
    Hong Kong Airlines has one of the most amazing business class fares I've seen in a long time. You can fly to Asia for less than $600 roundtrip. That's a good price for coach and this is for business.In fact you can fly Los Angeles - Shanghai betwe…
    - 38 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:34pm -
  • newReview: United Polaris Lounge Newark
    I visited United's new Polaris business class lounge in Chicago 18 months ago. At the time I thought it was the best business class lounge in the United States (and I really enjoy the outdoor deck of the Star Alliance lounge at LAX).Over the past th…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:58pm -
  • newAmerican Express Will Introduce New Delta Charge Cards, Here are Leaked Images
    Co-brand American Express cards have all been credit cards, not charge cards. Here are images of the Delta charge card and business charge card.More products are better, and these likely are 'separate' cards from the existing Delta products so cust…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 2:04pm -
  • newLeaked Images of New Amazon American Express Cards
    Just like they've carved out the small business segment in a deal that lets Marriott issue cards with them as well as with Chase, they've got a similar play with Amazon cards. American Express is going to be issuing Amazon small business cards and i…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 12:04pm -
  • newIt’s Lights Out at Washington National Airport
    Developing. Washington's National airport (DCA) is currently without power.Continue reading It’s Lights Out at Washington National Airport...
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:53am -
  • newFree AARP Membership and United’s Michelin Stars
    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 Free AARP Membership and United’s Michelin Stars...
    - 17 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 12:04am -
  • newFrequent Flyer Program for Sale: Blackstone May Buy Stake in Jet Airways JetPrivilege
    While both Etihad and Jet Airways would retain stakes in the program after a deal with Blackstone it's not clear the relative shares each party would give up. For Etihad even a partial sale would them out of their worldwide expansion, which they've…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • newReport: 60,000 Mile Inflight Offer for AAdvantage Card Ends This Month
    At the beginning of the month Barclays increased the offer on its AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard to 60,000 bonus miles after first purchase in the first 90 days and paying the card's $95 annual fee (the fee on this card is not waived t…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 8:04pm -
  • newAmerican Briefly Showed Award Space Online For Four New Partners, But They’ve Pulled It
    Last night American Airlines started showing some award space online for Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar, and SriLankan. That’s been pulled and is no longer available.Continue reading American Briefly Showed Award Space Online For Four Ne…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 6:04pm -
  • Final Week: 65,000 Point Launch Offer for New Southwest Priority Card
    Southwest and Chase introduced a new more premium credit card product last week that's a nice improvement over their existing cards. I like the line from Southwest's chief marketing officer about the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card, i…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 3:58pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newEthiopian Airlines Wants To Help Launch Nigerian Airline
    Africa is full of interesting airline stories. Ben recently wrote about the comical situation of Air Zimbabwe and their missing 777, as well as the promising progress RwandAir has made in acquiring an A330neo to start flights to New York.Last month…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:03pm -
  • newAMAZING DEAL: Sub-$600 Roundtrip Business Class Tickets To Asia
    This is an amazing deal that won't last. Hong Kong Airlines has sub-$600 roundtrip business class tickets from Los Angeles to both Shanghai and Bangkok. You can pull up these fares on Google Flights, and then book either via Expedia or via Hong Kong…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:07pm -
  • newReview: Dubai International Airport Hotel
    For the return portion of our trip we were flying from Milan to Dubai to Los Angeles, and had a roughly 11 hour layover in Dubai, as we landed at 10:10PM and were departing at 8:55AM.On the outbound I reviewed the Emirates Dubai Connect service, whe…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:03pm -
  • new8 Reasons To Get The British Airways Credit Card
    For the past few months the $95 annual fee British Airways Visa Signature® Card has been offering an increased welcome bonus of up to 100,000 Avios, which a lot of people should be eligible for.I haven't written about this card in quite a while,…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • newWizz Air’s New Direction — Western European Flights And Bases
    Wizz Air is a huge Hungarian low cost airline, headquartered in Budapest.They have a unique business model in the crowded European low cost market, with around two dozen bases in Eastern Europe, primarily connecting Western Europe with Eastern Europ…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:03pm -
  • newComedy Of Errors Causes Man To Fly To Wrong Arctic Airport
    Every so often there's a story in the news about someone who accidentally boards a flight to a completely wrong destination. Sometimes it's because they somehow got confused and accidentally boarded the wrong plane, and other times it's because they…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 12:03pm -
  • newOne Final Marriott Travel Packages Update
    It's now August 16, and Marriott's new loyalty program kicks in under 48 hours from now, on August 18, 2018.That leaves many of us still trying to decide whether or not to book Travel Packages. I've written repeatedly about my thought process, yet I…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 11:03am -
  • newUnited First Class Meals — How Are They?
    Nowadays I don't actually fly domestically that much. A majority of my travel is international, and then most of my domestic travel is either on premium transcontinental routes or on shorthaul flights without meals (this is thanks to me planning trav…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:03pm -
  • newReview: Emirates Lounge Milan Airport
    After spending the night at the Sofitel Athens Airport we flew Aegean in economy from Athens to Milan, which was a surprisingly pleasant experience.Our flight arrived in Milan at around 10AM, while our connection to Dubai was at around 2PM. So when…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 7:33pm -
  • newShould You Get The Hyatt Or IHG Credit Card?
    We recently saw Chase refresh two of their popular hotel credit cards -- The World of Hyatt Credit Card and the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card -- and there's a lot of overlap between them. You're potentially eligible for both of these ca…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 6:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newBetting again on top value Marriott travel packages. Analysis of the “no upgrades/downgrades” rule.
    As Nick reported a few hours ago, Starwood Lurker IV, via Flyertalk, revealed new information about Marriott Travel Packages: Travel packages set to expire during the booking blackout period (you can not book unattached old Travel Packages certificat…
    - 41 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • newWow: Business class for $561 RT, Los Angeles to Shanghai on A350 w/ Hong Kong Airlines
    For those based on the west coast looking to visit China, there are some incredible fares available right now on Hong Kong Airlines: From $561 round trip in business class from Los Angeles to Shanghai, including A350 service between LA and Hong Ko…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:45pm -
  • newNew info on travel packages makes final decisions tough
    Yesterday, reader Blue pointed us to the fact that the Starwood Lurker on Flyertalk has added some clarifications around how existing Marriott Travel Package certificates will be affected by this weekend’s merger. In a move I don’t find terribly…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 2:04pm -
  • newStacking 4th Night Free + BRG for big savings
    Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too never tried to stack a 4th Night Free with a best rate guarantee — or at the very least, they didn’t do it at an all-inclusive where you can have as much cake as you want. Hyatt wanted $1,411…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 11:07am -
  • newLesson learned: How to reduce E-ZPass toll fines
    Have you ever rented a car and hopped on a toll road only to realize after it was too late that muscle memory put you in the E-ZPass lane – even though your rental car doesn’t have an EZ Pass? That recently happened to me. Except I wasn’t drivi…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 12:22am -
  • newEasy 6K Southwest points (targeted)
    Southwest recently came out with a targeted promotion that is pretty awesome. I didn’t have this promotion in my account and I initially figured that it was likely highly targeted. However, a few days ago I checked my wife’s account and she is t…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 8:44pm -
  • Here’s Marriott’s timeline for August 18th merger day
    Many readers have asked what to expect on August 18th with regard to Marriott Merger Day, and we have been advising everyone to expect all-out pandemonium. It turns out that reality may include slightly more controlled chaos than we would have antici…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 3:55pm -
  • 1800Flowers offers: 10% back or $15 back on $50
    There are new Amex Offers out again for 1-800-Flowers. While the inability to sync to multiple cards and/or stack like back in the glory days might make these offers less interesting than they once were, it may still be worth syncing these to save…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 1:42pm -
  • The case against buying travel packages (even if you want airline miles)
    I’ve written repeatedly recently about the value in buying Marriott travel packages before August 18th.  Yesterday, Nick joked with me that we’ve argued in favor of purchasing bottom-tier travel packages, mid-tier packages, and top-tier packages…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 12:35pm -
  • Rental car driving in Germany. 3 Lessons Learned.
    My family recently visited Germany where we flew into Frankfurt airport, took a train to Cologne, then rented a car to drive to Baden-Baden, drove through the black forest, visited Neuschwanstein Castle, and then spent a couple days in Munich.  Over…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:39am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Did Barclaycard drop Arrival Plus travel statement credit redemptions back down to $25?
    Back in November, 2015, Barclaycard devalued their Arrival Plus card in two ways:they lowered the rebate on points redeemed for travel statement credits from 10% to 5%;and they raised the minimum travel statement credit redemption amount from $25 to…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 9:59am -
  • More great Atlantic City status match promotions (up to 6 free nights?)
    All the way back in November, 2016, I took advantage of an Atlantic City Borgata promotion for free slot play and made a few hundred dollars during a weekend trip to Philadelphia.Last night I saw over at Frequent Miler two more potentially lucrative…
    - 10 days ago Aug 6, 2018, 3:25pm -
  • If I were starting a travel hacking blog today
    I started this blog (and wrote my always-soon-to-be-bestselling e-book) because I was frustrated at the state of the travel hacking blogosphere. A tiny amount of actual information trickled out over and over again, mixed in with enthusiastic praise f…
    - 14 days ago Aug 2, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Stupid or liar: why does Ben Schlappig keep telling his readers things that aren't true?
    I'd like to briefly enter five pieces of evidence into the record.On April 2, 2018, Ben Schlappig wrote for the first time about about Hyatt's "Hyatt Prive" travel agent partnership. He wrote:…
    - 22 days ago Jul 26, 2018, 1:34am -
  • How looking at reservations in isolation makes me overpay for travel
    There is a mistake I consistently make in my travel hacking practice: I compare every travel purchase I make to its lowest-cost alternative in isolation. For example, take an airport like LAX with nearby properties in multiple hotel chains. Glancing…
    - 30 days ago Jul 17, 2018, 4:36pm -
  • How Prague has (and hasn't) changed in the last 12 years
    I first visited the Czech Republic for a semester in the spring of 2006, and I've returned frequently ever since then, completing my English-language teaching certificate, enrolling in three summers of Czech language study, and vacationing there whe…
    - 35 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Reflections on Karlovy Vary and my first film festival
    Having concluded the first part of this trip, and safely ensconced in the Executive Lounge at the Hilton Prague Old Town, I thought I'd share some reflections on the Karlovy Vary and the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.Getting to Karlov…
    - 41 days ago Jul 6, 2018, 5:56pm -
  • If you're reading this, hopefully I'm in the Czech Republic
    I've heard that our top scientists, in their wisdom, have determined that people enjoy the anticipation of a holiday even more than they enjoy the holiday itself. I'm no scientist, so I'm prepared to believe that they've crunched the numbers accurat…
    - 45 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Marriott Travel Packages are getting more expensive (also maybe more valuable)
    I saw Spencer Howard post on Twitter a seemingly-official (or at least well-spoofed) document listing the new prices of Marriott Hotel + Air packages when the combined Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton program goes into effect on August 1.Let's ta…
    - 48 days ago Jun 29, 2018, 4:18pm -
  • Hotel benefits by length of stay
    The other day I was looking at hotels for an upcoming weekend trip with flexible dates. I settled on a convenient Hilton property, and was immediately annoyed that I only really needed 4 nights, even though the fifth award night would be free. I vent…
    - 49 days ago Jun 28, 2018, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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


  • newThe Five Chase Cards You Should Apply For: Combo #1
    If you’re just starting to collect miles and points, possibly the single best piece of advice is to sign up for five Chase cards before moving on to any other bank’s rewards cards. This post is going to talk about which five cards you should choo…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:14pm -
  • Marriott Travel Package Hotel Certificates Will Be Unusable For One Month
    **Update: A document containing the apparent terms and conditions of the new merged loyalty program was leaked over the weekend, and in it says that members will not be able to book pre-merger SPG hotels via Points Advance. If the document turns out…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 8:26am -
  • Chase Cards You Can Get If Over 5/24
    Updated 8/14 to reflect retirement of an old Chase card, updated packages on existing cards, and some 5/24 news. The general rule of thumb concerning Chase cards is that you won’t be approved for them once you’ve opened five credit cards from ANY…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 8:19am -
  • Delta Gold & Platinum Amex Bonuses Boosted to 60k & 70k
    Until September 19, 2018, the Gold Delta Card is offering 60,000 bonus Delta miles for spending $3,000 in the first four months of holding the card. The Gold Delta Business Card comes with the exact same offer. Also until September 19, 2018, the Pla…
    - 6 days ago Aug 11, 2018, 3:35am -
  • Stack Flying Blue Promo Award + ThankYou Transfer Bonus = 8k Points to Europe
    Flying Blue’s latest Promo Awards, stacked with the current 30% Citi ThankYou Point to Flying Blue transfer bonus, can get you from the US to Europe this October or November for as little as 16k ThankYou points roundtrip. ThankYou points must be t…
    - 6 days ago Aug 10, 2018, 5:25pm -
  • Southwest to Hawaii News: Buy & Fly by Late Fall 2018
    Southwest held a meeting in Honolulu yesterday that revealed approximate dates Southwest flights will go on sale and commence service. We also learned that Southwest will keep its awesome two free checked bags/free flight change policies for flights…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 8:04pm -
  • Amex Membership Rewards Get New Transfer Partner
    Aer Lingus was just added as a 1:1 transfer partner for American Express Membership Rewards. Those with Membership Reward points should be able to initiate transfers at some point later in August. Complete List of Membership Reward Partners Membershi…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 8:48pm -
  • 100k Sign Up Bonus for Business Platinum Ends Tomorrow
    Reminder: The 100k sign-up bonus offer for the Amex Business Platinum ends tomorrow.  Through August 8, 2018, the American Express Business Platinum Card is offering 100,000 total bonus Membership Rewards after spending $25,000 in the first three mo…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 6:47pm -
  • SPG Luxury Card Loophole: Apply Aug 23-25 Before New Rules Hit
    The Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card, which will be the latest addition to the Marriott family credit card portfolio, is actually scheduled to launch August 23, 2018. We thought it would launch August 26, when all the new eligibility rules for si…
    - 10 days ago Aug 6, 2018, 9:16pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: August 2018
    Applying for business credit and charge 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…
    - 11 days ago Aug 5, 2018, 11:00am -

Frequent Flier

  • newWorld Traveller Plus Upgrades Are Coming
    In a recent forum thread, in which FlyerTalker Mikey Mike Mike shared some fairly common complaints with his World Traveller Plus experience, British Airways Moderator corporate-wage-slave let us know that changes are indeed coming to World Traveller…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 2:49pm -
  • newGoogle Is Tracking Your Movements, Even if You Told It Not To
    Increased scrutiny over privacy concerns have led to tech companies promising more transparency and control to their users regarding the collection, storage, and usage of their data. But a new report from the Associate Press reveals that Google is tr…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newAmerican Airlines’ New A321neo Aircraft Will Be Outfitted With Viasat High-Speed Wifi
    American Airlines has reportedly reached a deal with Viasat to provide high-speed internet service on 100 of the Airbus A32neo planes the legacy carrier currently has on order with the European aircraft manufacturer. The California-based communicatio…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:23pm -
  • newChase to Remove Korean Air SKYPASS from Transfer Partner List
    Chase Ultimate Rewards program is a fantastic flexible-rewards program that has many valuable transfer partners. Unfortunately, Chase is losing one of them.
    - 20 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • newUnited to Offer a Million Miles to Three Winners
    United Airlines has announced #UnitedJourneyContest, a promotion in which the carrier will award one million MileagePlus miles to three entrants to the contest, which is a joint promotion with travel Instagram @passionpassport. Contest entrants will…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 8:59pm -
  • newRyanair Flight Staff Allegedly Has to Pay for in-Flight Water
    According to a report from Bloomberg, one of the demands from Ryanair flight crew in the midst of the ongoing strikes against the carrier is free in-flight drinking water for employees instead of charging them for it.
    - 21 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 7:51pm -
  • Virgin Atlantic Voices Exasperation at Current LHR Wait Times
    Craig Kreeger, the CEO of Virgin Atlantic, has spoken of his exasperation with the immigration wait times at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). He has added that the lengthy lines at LHR – in addition to creating more work for his staff – are res…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:00am -
  • United Looks to Lure Corporate Accounts With New Travel Benefit Program
    United Airlines is looking to capture a bigger share of the corporate travel market with a new rewards program that will give company-wide perks to employees of select businesses. The new United Corporate Preferred program, unveiled at the Global Bus…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:00am -
  • (NSFW) Emirates Passenger Redeems Amex Points for First Class, Gets Naked
    Reddit user letstalkbizniss posted an offbeat account of her recent flight in an Airbus A380 operated by Emirates to the /r/gonewild Subreddit. According to the user, she booked the flight and upgraded using Amex points, and summarily took a nude pho…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Delta to Hire a Thousand New Flight Attendants for 2019
    Delta Air Lines has confirmed that it has plans to hire over 1,000 flight attendants between now and the start of 2019.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:00am -

Travel is Free

  • newComparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL)
    Which airline has the best award availability? This pos […]The post Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 20 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • FlyingBlue Miles Award Map
    The problem with [AirFrance] FlyingBlue’s replace […]The post FlyingBlue Miles Award Map appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 4 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 4:34am -
  • Complete Map of Hyatt Hotels
    Updated: Aug 11, 2018 Here is the updated Hyatt GoldPas […]The post Complete Map of Hyatt Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 5 days ago Aug 12, 2018, 12:49am -
  • The Most & Least Touristy Countries [Infographic, Maps & List]
    Putting tourist info from places like the WorldBank and […]The post The Most & Least Touristy Countries [Infographic, Maps & List] appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 11:16pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • The Flying Tomatoes of La Tomatina
    Updated: 8/14/2018 | August 14th, 2018 Everybody loves a good festival. They are a chance to let loose, have fun, and indulge in something crazy. And the only thing more crazy than a giant festival? A giant food fight. And there’s nothing better th…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • The Best 10 Travel Apps of 2018
    In this month's travel tech guest post, Dave Dean from Too Many Adaptors weighs in on the best travel apps of the year. What apps should you be using? Are there some you should definitely be avoiding? Our tech expert has you covered!The post The Bes…
    - 3 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 4:25pm -
  • How to Spend 5 Days in Paris
    Updated: 8/9/2018 | August 9th, 2018 Paris: the city that takes too many lifetimes to see. I’ve spent weeks and weeks in Paris, and I’ve barely scratched its surface. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you find new attractions, new caf…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Get Ready for some FOMO! Here are some final updates on TravelCon
    TravelCon is a travel media conference that is less about “getting free trips to travel the world” and more about quality writing, branding, entrepreneurship, SEO, marketing, video production, and product creation — the things that help create…
    - 8 days ago Aug 8, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How to Spend Four Days in Prague
    Updated: 8/7/2018 | August 7th, 2018 Prague is a destination that always seems to be in vogue. It’s been on the tourist map for decades, and the crowds show no signs of abating, especially as it becomes a center for digital nomads and tech workers.…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How to Visit Azerbaijan: What to See and Do, and Suggested Itineraries
    Azerbaijan matched my expectations: While Baku is a modern city with a recently built subway, fast Wi-Fi, and tons of Parisian-style and futuristic buildings, the rest of the country was mostly rural and beautiful. Here's how to spend two weeks in Az…
    - 10 days ago Aug 6, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Ways Make Your Money Last When You Travel
    People want to know how I am able to travel so long. Did I win the lottery? But there is no real secret. The way to make your money last is to be smart and realistic about your budget, and to do your research. Here are 5 steps you can follow to make…
    - 11 days ago Aug 5, 2018, 3:58pm -
  • The Saturday City: Singapore
    Singapore is often described as a three-day city, as most people hit the few main sites and think there isn't anything else to see. While the city didn’t scream exciting, crazy, or action-packed to me, you could easily spend a week in Singapore and…
    - 12 days ago Aug 4, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • The Saturday City: Bangkok, Thailand
    Updated: 8/3/2018 | August 3rd, 2018 Chaos. Crowds. Delicious food. Cheap clothes. Wild nightlife. Bangkok has it all. The city was founded after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767. The new king, Taksin, established a capital in an area that was then call…
    - 13 days ago Aug 3, 2018, 10:05pm -
  • My 24 Favorite Hostels in Europe
    Just updated on: 08/02/2018 | August 2nd, 2018 I’ve been staying in hostels in Europe for over twelve years. I’ve probably stayed at close to a thousand by now. Some were wonderful; others I couldn’t leave quick enough. Some have stood the test…
    - 14 days ago Aug 2, 2018, 1:00pm -

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…
    - 21 days ago 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 & 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 -



  • newAvios Website – New Levels Of Clown
    Dear British Airways: You were fine for approximately 98 seconds, but your website is in full-on garbage mode again. Why are you this way? I believed all of my readers who reached out lately, but just experienced this debacle for myself. And, man, it…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 7:24am -
  • Delta
    Lately, I’m hearing from readers every few days about strong redemption options for their SkyDongs. What used to be an oxymoron is suddenly (and strangely) becoming a habit. Probably the best use yet is 22,000 miles for a round-trip to Europe. A co…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 8:15am -
  • United Million
    As much as I try to avoid posting contests, I couldn’t resist this one. Totally my style of thing (creative, talking about an all-time favorite memory, artsy, etc). Ok, fine…my style is a little “girly.” I’m a total man in other ways…and…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 8:43am -
  • Motley Fool
    If I were a rapper, I’d start a song with… “I’m takin’ chumps to school like Mr. T pities the fool.” (The only thing I’m actually taking to school right now is a chicken caesar salad) Well, it’s suddenly very clear that I should never…
    - 3 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 8:35am -
  • Requests
    Without getting emotional (there will be time for that), I should mention a certain logistical fact… We’re getting down to the last few months. So, if there are any posts you’d like to see me write…please let me know soon. In short: last call…
    - 6 days ago Aug 10, 2018, 8:18am -
  • One Of Each
    Thumbs Up: For those still using Rocketmiles, you now have the option of earning American Express Membership Rewards points there. Not for everyone, but it will come in handy for some of you. Thumbs Down: After a glorious 3 weeks of improved suckage,…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 8:06am -
  • Sale Stuff
    The following events will happen every week (most likely for the rest of my life): Someone will warn me not to touch a hot dish…within 30 seconds, I’ll be icing my finger. I’ll ask a Target employee for help…before realizing it’s a customer…
    - 8 days ago Aug 8, 2018, 7:52am -
  • Frontier Status
    Round-trip flights required to earn Frontier status? Two. People who ever asked, “Hey MileNerd, how do I get Frontier status?” Zero. The promo details are here and their latest sale is here.
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 7:14am -
  • Hilton Promos
    It’s hard dedicating posts to Hilton. Takes a lot out of me. I start getting dizzy and my left eyelid begins to twitch uncontrollably. Next thing I know, I’m wandering aimlessly into traffic and chanting with a mysterious Jamaican accent. Oh well…
    - 10 days ago Aug 6, 2018, 8:42am -
  • Reduced Mileage Awards
    Pop Quiz: Which of the following is most likely? A. Meeting a man in his twenties who doesn’t have a beard. B. Eating a spectacular shrimp cocktail at Denny’s. C. Getting seduced by your soulmate at Walmart. D. Figuring out a good way to use Amer…
    - 13 days ago Aug 3, 2018, 8:36am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • Frontier One-Way Flight Deals As Low As $23
    Do you enjoy flying at discounted rates? Get One-Way Flights Deals as low as $23 on fares with Frontier from select cities for a limited time! There are many select routes for travel and travel dates vary. However, if you are a flexible travel…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 4:15pm -
  • Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Vacuum via Amazon: $80.99 + Free Shipping
    Get a powerful vacuum that will provide edge-to-edge cleaning for all types of floors! Head on over to Amazon because they are currently having a deal where you can get a Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Vacuum for only $80.99 + free shipping.…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Top Ten Freebies for April 25, 2018
    Did someone say freebies? As an average person, if someone is offering me something for free, you better believe I’m there to take up the offer. Freebies are a great way to get brands to advertise their products and connect with their customers. Pl…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 3:45pm -
  • Kindle Paperwhite E-reader via Amazon: $69.99 + Free Shipping (Targeted)
    To celebrate some users, Amazon is currently targeting select members a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader for $69.99 + Free Shipping! While this tablet is usually priced at $119.99, you can now get it for $69.99 + Free Shipping with Promo Code “KINDLE5…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 3:44pm -
  • Sawyer Savings Bank Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (NY)
    For residents of New York, Sawyer Savings Bank is offering a $100 bonus when you open qualifying checking account good through June 30, 2018. To earn $100 bonus, you must open a new account with a $100 opening deposit. Also, once you join, you’ll…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 3:30pm -
  • CFE Federal Credit Union Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (FL)
    For residents of Florida, CFE Federal Credit Union is offering you an opportunity to earn a $100 bonus. A $100 cash reward will be rewarded with every new line switched to Sprint! Also, current customers will receive $50 for every line transferre…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 3:20pm -
  • Shop Your Way Uber Cash Back Promotion: Earn $2 Per Ride or UberEats (Nationwide)
    Uber is a fast & simple way to get from point A to point B, if this is your preferred way of traveling then you need to get in on the Shop Your Way cash back promotion. All you have to do is link your Uber account to your Shop Your Way account to sta…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 3:15pm -
  • Amex Offers Wine Country Gift Baskets Promotion: $25 Statement Credit w/ $50 Purchase (Targeted)
    If you love wine, you will be in heaven when you hear about this offer. We have a Amex Offers promotion for you wine lovers! They just partnered up with Wine Country Gift Baskets to let you earn a $25 statement credit when you spend $50 or more. Wine…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • PUMA Private Sale Promotion: Up To 75% Off
    Research and shop all the latest gear from the world of Fashion, Sport, and everywhere in between when you shop with PUMA. This Spring, shop at PUMA and get an additional 75% off sitewide with coupon code “DEALSALE” at checkout. This is the perfe…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 2:45pm -
  • Premier America Credit Union Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (CA, TX)
    Available to residents of California and Texas, Premier America Credit Union is offering you a chance to earn a $50 bonus when you open a new Primary Checking Account at the Reseda branch with e-statements by May 18, 2018. Upon completion of the…
    - Apr 25, 2018, 2:39pm -

Travel Codex

  • newUse Alaska Airlines Miles on Finnair
    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can FINALLY use their miles on Finnair flights. Finnair and Alaska Airlines announced their partnership in May of 2017 and award travel was to begin in fall of 2017. Unfortunately, due the Alaska Airlines and Vir…
    - 48 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:24pm -
  • newPark Hyatt Tokyo (Suite): The Nicest Hotel I Never Want to Stay At Again
    The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a famous property for many reasons, and it typically gets rave reviews. It was also featured prominently in the movie “Lost in Translation.” I could write a full review of the property, but you can find those here, here, h…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:56pm -
  • Marriott Stays Not Posting Automatically – Plus Long Hold Times
    With probably 1000 nights in hotels in the last decade or so, I’ve spent a fair amount of time here discussing my hotel experiences and preferences. I’m a SPG Lifetime Platinum, and soon to be Marriott Lifetime Platinum. We are near the end of th…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • A Suite at The Gritti Palace in Venice, Italy
    What better way to begin a relaxing two weeks in the South of France than by starting off in Venice. Nothing but art, food and getting lost in the labyrinthine ancient alleys, and touring the equally maze-like canals by gondola. I surprised my wife w…
    - 8 days ago Aug 8, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • A Weekend in Auckland and Wellington New Zealand
    This trip was as much about the flights enroute as it was about the destination. Still, I was excited to be back in one of my favorite places; New Zealand. I didn’t really take advantage of the best part of visiting here, getting out in nature, but…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Airbnb Fights the “Destination Fee” Craze with Transparency
    Hotels unfortunately have resorted to all sorts of junk fees recently to extract more cash from travelers.  These started out as “resort” fees, usually in beach or ski resort areas. Though hotels claimed the fees gave guests “free” access to…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Review: Lufthansa Economy Class, Boeing 747-8 Frankfurt to Los Angeles
    This Lufthansa Economy Class flight review from Frankfurt to Los Angeles is the final installment of my trip to Morocco with G Adventures. No benefits or perks are provided for economy class passengers but Star Alliance Gold members are granted acces…
    - 10 days ago Aug 6, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Qantas Business Class, A330 Sydney to Auckland
    The last flight of the outbound part of my trip to New Zealand was a relatively short hop across the Tasman sea from Sydney to Auckland. After my time in the Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney, I headed to my gate where I boarded the Qantas A330 bou…
    - 14 days ago Aug 2, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Thank You, and Farewell, Travel Codex
    Goodbyes are bittersweet. This one, in particular, will be a tough one for me after so many years. The story began eight years ago as a simple email that was called, “Pics of the Day.” It was summer 2010 when my friend, Pat, and I would send eac…
    - 16 days ago Jul 31, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Help Me Decide If I Should I Keep My SPG AMEX Credit Card
    I’ve held the SPG American Express credit card for years. I consider it my primary car for expenses that don’t earn a bonus on other cards. I’m quite loyal, but as we know, that rarely is rewarded anymore. For cards with an annual fee that pos…
    - 17 days ago Jul 30, 2018, 2:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newWireCash Worldwide Money Sending Marketplace $35 Transfer Bonuses
    WireCash is an online marketplace for worldwide money transfer services that is offering up to a $35 cash bonus when you send money to your foreign bank account, friends, or family. [Read More] WireCash Worldwide Money Sending Marketplace $35 Trans…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • newEVELO Electric Bikes $100 Discount Code and $100 Referral Checks
    EVELO electric bikes and trikes make staying active and living a healthy lifestyle easier with the extra power you need, plus new customers can get a $100 discount and current customers can earn a $100 bonus check through the EVELO Refer-A-Friend Pro…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 7:26pm -
  • Qapital Banking App for Automated Savings – $5 Sign-Up Bonus and $5 Referrals
    Qapital is an absolutely free banking app that helps you automatically save money toward your financial goals, plus new users can get a $5 Qapital Sign-Up Bonus when you create a free account, link your checking account as a funding source, and make…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 12:42pm -
  • Savor Rewards Card from Capital One: $500 Bonus and 1%-4% Cash Back
    The Savor Rewards Credit Card from Capital One offers unlimited 4% rebates on dining and entertainment, 2% on groceries, and 1% everywhere else with a $95 annual fee that is waived for the first year, plus you'll earn a $500 bonus after $3,000 in pur…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 5:36pm -
  • Cooked Whole30 and Paleo Meal Delivery $10 Discount and $10 Referrals
    Cooked delivers Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, or Vegetarian meals to your home or office in the Chicago area as well as 33 other states via FedEx, plus you can get $10 off your first order and earn $10 referral rewards. [Read More] Cooked Whole30 an…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 4:56pm -
  • RushCard Referral Codes – $30 Bonus for Both Parties
    The RushCard Prepaid Visa Card will give you a $30 bonus when you apply for a RushCard, set a PIN, and fund your account with a minimum of $50 via an ACH credit, cash load, or Ingo check deposit.Just apply via this RushCard $30 Bonus Link to get a $…
    - 3 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 3:28pm -
  • Thrive Market Organic Products 25% Discount and $25 Referrals
    Thrive Market is a membership community that offers popular organic and natural products at wholesale prices, including high-quality food, supplements, home, personal care, pets, and beauty products for 25% to 50% off retail prices.Just visit this T…
    - 3 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 2:44pm -
  • TopCashback Double Cash Back Day for Twice the Shopping Rebates – Monday, August 13, 2018
    TopCashback is offering Double Cash Back Rebates for a variety of popular merchants today only on Monday, August 13, 2018, including Lowe's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Samsung, and many more. [Read More] TopCashback Double Cash Back Day for Twice the Shopp…
    - 3 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 1:12pm -
  • Factor 75 Prepared Meal Delivery Service $20 Discount and $20 Referrals
    Factor 75 delivers fully prepared organic meals nationwide, so that you can get fresh meals with nutritious ingredients delivered to your door each week.Just order through this Factor 75 $20 Discount Link to automatically get a $20 discount off your…
    - 6 days ago Aug 10, 2018, 4:15pm -
  • USAlliance Financial: Get $50 for MyLife Checking or Visa Card + $50 Referrals
    Anyone in the U.S.A. can join USAlliance Financial and earn a $50 bonus when you open a MyLife Checking Account with a direct deposit or a USAlliance Visa Credit Card, plus earn $50 for referring your friends to USAlliance. [Read More] USAlliance F…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 11:55pm -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Is There Value In Merchant-Specific Credit Cards?
    Reward credit cards: They’re not just for travel and points anymore. As brands become global and they look for growth, developing loyalty is core to the process. So the only thing that Starbucks wants more than to have a store on every corner is fo…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 3:08pm -
  • The New Marriott Rewards And The Less Obvious Devaluations
    Two weeks ago, Bloomberg put out one of the better articles that I’ve read about the changes that will occur when Marriott merges Starwood into its program. It tends to go on for a while about breakfast, but it also touches on some of the other iss…
    - 3 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 2:08pm -
  • Travel In New York City Just Got More Expensive…
    Yesterday, New York’s city council voted to cap the number of new licenses from the Taxi & Limousine Commission, effectively ending growth for ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft. Does Competition Impact Congestion? The city gave a number of re…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 12:49pm -
  • Fun Tidbits From Around The World
    Last week’s “tidbits theme” was the world of the weird. This week, I’ll keep it a little more basic. Let’s just look for fun. The Peanuts Hotel As if you needed another reason to visit Kobe, this one should put the city at the top of your l…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2018, 1:10pm -
  • Open Season For Credit Cards
    Last week, I noted that I have been getting more credit card surveys and offers than usual. It seems to me that not only has the quantity picked up but that the quality has also gotten better. Here are a couple that have come across the wire recently…
    - 10 days ago Aug 6, 2018, 2:08pm -
  • Could Small Airports Lose TSA Screening?
    TSA is once again considering eliminating screening at over 150 airports, and that’s, wait, bad news? TSA Could Stop Screening at Small Airports According to CNN, the TSA is discussing getting rid of passenger screening at several airports, mostly…
    - 14 days ago Aug 2, 2018, 1:35pm -
  • Is The New Southwest Credit Card Worth Your Time?
    Recently, I’ve been getting more surveys than usual from credit card providers, asking me about potential new cards or changes to existing ones. Credit cards have always made up an important share of revenues for both the banks that issue them and…
    - 15 days ago Aug 1, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Our Weird World Of Travel
    It’s bizarre out there. I suppose that, since we’re dealing with the world of travel, I could have a post like this one every day. Come to think of it, a blog dealing with the funny, obscene or oddities around the globe could certainly have far m…
    - 17 days ago Jul 30, 2018, 1:35pm -
  • What We Learned From American Airlines
    Yesterday, American Airlines held its quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts. Their call tends to be particularly interesting*, since CEO Doug Parker is an experienced and intelligent leader and, as the biggest airline, their movements t…
    - 20 days ago Jul 27, 2018, 1:55pm -
  • True Luxury Travel: How The Other Half (Of A Half Of A Half Percent) Live
    I’m one of those people for whom planning the trip is almost as much fun as actually taking the vacation. There’s a certain power to the “could be” that sometimes can’t be met in reality. That’s probably why reading about experiences that…
    - 22 days ago Jul 25, 2018, 3:50pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newWife wants to move from Germany to UK... any UK residents here?
    Hey all. My wife has been looking into jobs in England and she's found a free position that she's been trying to get for years, and she's applied successfully. They do not need an immediate start and have negotiated to wait a few months before she st…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:12pm -
  • newAltitude 2019
    It's that time of year, wherein we realise that we are all now half-way to the end of the annual (re)qualification race. So, what happens in 2019?And first, a wry observation. In Canadian domestic short-haul flying, E75K is almost as handy as S100K.…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 3:09pm -
  • newThe Official InsideFlyer Kiva Lounge Thread
    Canucklehead just suggested this. It is too good not to have one so we have someplace to be generally OT among team members and vistors.Talk away!!!I will make $25 loans for the first ten posters on this thread today.
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:24pm -
  • newHiton 'green' program lip-service only?
    I'm sure that you've seen the signs in the bathroom that encourage you to hang up your towels if you will reuse them, or leave them on the floor if you want them replaced.On two separate stays at the same Hampton Inn, I tried hanging them up but eac…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 9:55am -
  • newWhat's the best,easiest way way to get Hiton gold status
    Years ago,one could attain Hilton gold status simply by becoming a 'Milepoint Premium Member for $49.I'm wondering what the least expensive way to obtain Gold Status is these days?Other than signing up for a credit card with an annual fee of $450,a…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 9:52am -
  • newLosing Status End of the Month - Will Reservation Keep Status? Can I Modify & Keep Status?
    Hello,I have gold status that I lose at the end of the month. I have some trips planned and need to book hotel rooms for. I don't have all the details of the trips worked out yet though.If I book a room before I lose status, will the status be link…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 9:51am -
  • newResort Fees should be prohibited for Honors Diamond and Gold members
    Hilton Honors overall is a good program. As its top tier Diamond member, it seems to me wrong on that benefits I am entitled too at all Hilton properties, such as free Wi-Fi, health club access, free water, etc. I am suddenly forced to pay a userous…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 9:49am -
  • newJust got my 2018 SE package in the mail...
    Some observations:Nice "textured" section on the SE card and luggage tags. Million Mile recognition looks nicer this year.Disappointed that the luggage tags now just show my name but not address - not terribly useful anymore if flying on another ca…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:11am -
  • newRandom data points
    This is proposed 'catch-all' thread for disconnected tidbits of information concerning AC/AE, as might be gleaned by us during our travels.Definitely not meant to contain substantive analysis: I am sure that we all only do that whilst 'on the clock'…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:08am -
  • 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…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:23pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newReview of AMANZOE, most AMAZING resort in Greece (+ video)
    I recently enjoyed a fabulous stay at Amanzoe, what I consider to be the best resort in Greece, if not Europe. I made a Youtube clip with my impressions of the resort, which you can watch here: I...
    - 11 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 5:01pm -
  • newUnited delays flight to accommodate United mechanics traveling from ORD to MCI
    I just want to get some feedback and thoughts here about a situation that just happened today while flying from ORD to MCI. We were told at 915am we are delayed boarding because United has two mechanics that need to travel to MCI for a maintenance..…
    - 20 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:52pm -
  • newAmerican Eagle flights as Oneworld Emerald member?
    So, due routes and schedules I'm flying from LAX to Helsinki (HEL) via SFO. The first leg is LAX-SFO, AA marketed, American Eagle operated flight. Economy ticket, but I'm an OWE. The second leg is SFO-HEL, with Finnair. I usually fly via JFK,..…
    - 28 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:44pm -
  • newInvitation to participate in British Airways research
    Anyone else get this? ---Quote--- Dear LondonElite, I’m contacting you from Criteria Fieldwork, a market research company. British Airways have commissioned ourselves alongside research agencies Compton and Dean and Truffle to conduct focu…
    - 29 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:43pm -
  • newWorld traveler plus
    we are flying wt+ to Mauritius in November on a 777-200, it’s currently showing the old seat plan on manage my booking, is their any possibility this will be updated to the refurd plane before we fly as I hear the old planes are not very good
    - 30 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:42pm -
  • newIf I Book Now For March 2019 Without Enough Points, Which Rewards Price?
    I'm interested in a March 2019 reservation that, if I had the points today, would cost me 120,000 points (5 nights, 2 rooms, 15k pts/night). However, I only have 4,000 points in my account right now, so my reservation says, "Please remember to...
    - 36 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:36pm -
  • newDegraded flight frequency: SEA <-> PDX
    I just discovered a most unwelcome alert on a long standing reservation for a Nov 4 PHL -SEA- PDX flight. Alaska has eliminated numerous later evening SEA-PDX flights,, resulting in a previous 1hr 15min layover becoming a 3hr 15min layover. ...
    - 49 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:23pm -
  • newSheepdog in first class bulkhead?
    My family flew AA Tuesday, from MCO to ORD. A man boarded with a full-grown sheepdog and sat in the bulkhead aisle seat. My family was in row 4; the dog, while well-behaved, was spilling out into the aisle the entire flight. FA's were constantly...
    - 59 mins ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:13pm -
  • newCan I get an award on KE with a domestic positioning segment included from LAS?
    Wondering if there is a way to get a KE award where they give me a segment, say LAS-SFO to go with an SFO-ICN award, even though they service LAS direct?
    - 1 hour ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:08pm -
  • newBooking SQ SIN-EWR through
    I'm trying to booking flights with SQ 21/22 SIN-EWR in the itinerary through but the booking engine just won't show any direct SIN-EWR or vv. flights. Have to do this over the phone (agents will see the flights). Does anyone know why?
    - 1 hour ago Aug 16, 2018, 4:08pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newData Points Central Thread - Week of August 16, 2018
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - August 16, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - August 16, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 10:05am -
  • newLeaked AMEX x Delta Personal and Business Charge card designs
    This would be AMEX’s first completely co-branded charge cards. Probably should’ve consolidated my posts, but oh well. And for the doubters, official AMEX links to the images:…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:45am -
  • newLeaked AMEX x Amazon Business card design
    Lookin’ good. Must be pretty close. Looks like it might be metal, too. Although, I doubt it. Business (no AF?): Business Prime (AF?): (thanks, u/InternalTemporary) submitted by /…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 1:34am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of August 15, 2018
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - August 15, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - August 15, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Expands Award Search
    Heads up: has expanded reward search. I'm seeing Cathay (maybe not Dragon), Malaysian, Sri Lankan, and Qatar. submitted by /u/blueeyes_austin [link] [comments]
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2018, 12:57am -
  • Korean Air to be Removed as UR Transfer Partner as of 8/24/18
    Change your computer's date to 8/15 and see it for yourself on the Chase website Or see here credit to /u/sf_kitty edit2: After some digging around, it appears that in 11/14 Chase and KE split ways for ~3 months and eventually reconciled. Hopefully t…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2018, 10:44pm -

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  • newChase Uses Expedia for Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal
    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....The post Chase Uses Expedia for Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 12:59pm -
  • newWhat City Has the Worst Pickpocket Problem?
    Pickpockets are a threat to travelers in many places across the world. We’ve written about them in Paris, about “pickpocket-proof pants” and the jackets I wear...The post What City Has the Worst Pickpocket Problem? appeared first on Johnny Je…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newHow to Pay Tolls Using an App
    PayTollo is a brilliant new app that allows users who don’t have an E-ZPass to bypass cash toll lanes and cruise through express toll lanes....The post How to Pay Tolls Using an App appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 18 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 11:13pm -
  • newThis Expandable Backpack Is Great for Travelers
    We’ve written about Tortuga Backpacks in the past. I love the company and regularly use my old pack when I travel. Well, the good folks...The post This Expandable Backpack Is Great for Travelers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 22 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 7:17pm -
  • newBorrow a Boat: An Airbnb for Luxury Boats and Yachts
    If you’ve ever been to Capri, Monte Carlo or the south of France in the summer, you’ve probably seen firsthand how the real rich and...The post Borrow a Boat: An Airbnb for Luxury Boats and Yachts appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 23 hours ago Aug 15, 2018, 6:07pm -
  • Video: Why Do Airports Have Numbers on Runways?
    If you’re like me and always staring out the plane window you no doubt have seen two numbers (between 01 and 36) at the ends...The post Video: Why Do Airports Have Numbers on Runways? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 4:36pm -
  • Does It Help Your Credit Score By Getting A Credit Card?
    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....The post Does It Help Your Credit Score By Getting A Credit Card? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 1:02pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of August 15, 2018
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a $29,000 trip for two to Tahiti Win a trip aboard Star Trek: The Cruise III Win a Belgium...The post Travel Contests: Week of August 15, 2018 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 15, 2018
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: TSA looks at separate lines for fliers ‘swept’ by canines NYC Votes to Cap Uber and Other...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 15, 2018 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Open the Window When the Taxi Driver is Sick
    Whenever I jump in an Uber, Lyft or taxi, one of the first things I do is look to see if the driver is sick....The post Open the Window When the Taxi Driver is Sick appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2018, 10:00am -