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The Points Guy

  • newAmazing Deal Alert: WOW Air Iceland & London $250 Roundtrip
    Iceland’s low-cost carrier WOW Air is launching service from to Reykjavik from Boston (BOS) and Baltimore (BWI), beginning in March and June of 2015, respectively. And WOW are they doing it in style, offering great deals on flights from both de…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 7:35pm -
  • new8 Ways to Give Back While Traveling
    Voluntourism offers a unique opportunity to give back while seeing the world, and there are many opportunities available to travelers–some as simple as a click of the mouse and others requiring hands on work. At The Points Guy, we wholehearted…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 6:29pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Takes On Delta With This New Route
    American Airlines recently announced the addition of new daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport starting on March 5, 2015. This new route will be served by their Boeing…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 4:18pm -
  • newCard Comparison: Fixed-Value Earning Points Cards
    Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at four of the top fixed-value points programs and the credit cards that can help you maximize each of them. There are three types of travel rewards: transferable points like Amex Membership Rew…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 1:59pm -
  • newBest Ways to Avoid Airline Change and Cancellation Fees
    This year some airlines have continued to find new and creative ways to charge customers for basic services, but have no fear, they’re sticking to the tried and true ways as well. Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele discusses change and cancellatio…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 12:08pm -
  • West Africa Travelers Now Required to Enter US Through 5 Airports
    The following is an update of last week’s coverage the CDC’s new Ebola airport screening program. The Department of Homeland Security announced today that starting Wednesday October 22, all travelers coming to the U.S. from West Africa nations …
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 10:20pm -
  • China Airlines’ New Boeing 777-300ERs Look Amazing
    Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines, has recently taken delivery of their new Next Generation 777-300ERs, which feature such high-quality, fashionable interiors that you might just think you’d wandered into, as Yahoo Travel put it, “a…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 8:40pm -
  • United and Hertz Launch New Partnership with Elite Benefits
    United Airlines and Hertz announced today that they’ll be launching an exclusive partnership beginning November 1, 2014, where United MileagePlus members can receive exclusive perks when renting with Hertz, including the ability to earn compliment…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • TPG Los Angeles Reader Meet Up and TPG To Go App Launch Winners!
    Last week we announced a very special contest for our Los Angeles readers to attend a reader meet-up, as well as the launch of our new TPG To Go app! The event will be held on Tuesday, October 28th, and in typical TPG fashion, no one will walk away…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 4:19pm -
  • What Are Points & Miles Worth? October Monthly Valuations
    You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 1:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newHyatt Continues Aggressive Expansion Plans in Puerto Rico
    One year ago today, there wasn’t a single Hyatt property operating in Puerto Rico. Now, there are three Hyatt properties operating on the island, with construction underway for a fourth one (and more rumored to be on the way). The 156-room Hyatt Pl…
    - 43 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • newHow Many Miles Do You Need?
    “How many miles do I need for a coach ticket to Europe?” I get asked a variation of this question all the time. The answer I give is usually the same, and it has nothing to do with the flight distance or airline preference. We all have different…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • newWant to Travel Solo On A Shoestring? Here’s How
    Do you have the travel bug but you’re reluctant to go off into the world alone? Perhaps you can’t find like-minded people who have either the time or resources to join you. Or maybe you would simply like to try a trip on your own. The good news i…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • newTODAY ONLY: TopCashBack 2.25% On Amex Gift Cards
    As the name indicates, TopCashBack (TCB) is at it again. Receiving a bump from 2 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. PST today, TCB is providing 2.25% cash back for all American Express Gift Cards (previously at 1.5%). I love TCB because they always pass through…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • A Savvy Way to Fly to South Africa on Miles
    The ideal way to travel from North America to South Africa is on Delta’s daily non-stop flights between Atlanta (ATL) and Johannesburg (JNB) and South African Airways’ non-stop/direct flights between New York (JFK) and JNB and Washington-Dulles (…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Starting Today: Redeem Marriott Rewards Points at Atlantis Paradise Island
    Earlier this year, it was announced that the different hotel properties that make up Atlantis Paradise Island would be joining the Marriott family under the Autograph Collection brand. Beginning today, you can redeem or earn Marriott Rewards points f…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 9:15pm -
  • Earn 5,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points for Using Rocketmiles
    A current promotion from Rocketmiles will allow you to earn 5,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points just for booking a hotel stay through the Rocketmiles travel portal. Simply sign up for the promotion here and earn 5,000 bonus miles for your first paid hot…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • Chicago Seminars 2014 Recap
    There’s no joy like the gathering of community. An assembly of mile mavericks taking over a hotel just north of O’Hare airport in Chicago, talking travel, points, rewards and seeing the world at prices we can all afford – it’s like a homecom…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Travel Hack: Airfare Alerts
    You can spend a lot of valuable time frequenting cheap airfare websites, conducting searches on deal finder maps, and scanning the frequent flier bulletin boards in search of the best airfares. Why not set up your own airfare alerts and let the sear…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:43pm -
  • Airberlin’s Canceled, Expanded Routes — What This Means For Award Travelers
    According to Airlineroute.net, there’s good news and bad news to report about oneworld member airberlin. The bad news: effective May 4, 2015, airberlin is canceling its Berlin Tegel – Miami route, which currently operates four times a week. Dusse…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newANA To Start Serving Food In Business Class
    I received an email from ANA this evening with the following subject line:"Business class in-flight meals on flights to Japan from December 2014!"You heard it here first, folks! ANA will serve food in business class starting in December 2014! ;)No…
    - 40 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:03am -
  • newReview: Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport LAX
    While I was flying in first class and therefore had access to the first class lounge, the business class lounge is actually much more impressive. For that matter, whenever I've heard people raving about this lounge, they've been referring to the busi…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:03pm -
  • newWhen Does Centurion Lounge SFO Open?
    There's no denying that American Express is making a "splash" in the US airport lounge market with their Centurion Lounges.One of the biggest perks of the Platinum Card® from American Express has long been lounge access, though over the years that…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • newNew AAdvantage Program Being Announced Soon?
    While not yet set in stone, there are rumors that American will announce the new AAdvantage program tomorrow, and that it will take effect starting in March 2015.JonNYC at TravelingBetter passes this on, calling it a "very strong rumor." He's right…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 6:26pm -
  • newPerks Of Citi Prestige Card
    Contrary to Ben's advice in July, I recently applied for a Citi Prestige card.And I did it for mostly the wrong reason. You see, we have a big trip coming up where we'll be flying multiple hops on an airline without sufficient credentials to gain l…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 4:25pm -
  • newWhy Do Hotels Have Phones In Bathrooms?
    The more I stay in hotels, the more questions I have. For example, why do W Hotels think I want a bathtub in the middle of my room? Or why do W Hotels always have a shortage of trash cans in the rooms?Okay, maybe those questions are specific to W Ho…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • newReview: Star Alliance First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport LAX
    I arrived at LAX at 8:20AM for my 12:20PM departure, which is much earlier than I’d usually arrive.There are a couple of reasons I arrived so early:-- I hadn’t yet selected a seat for my flight, since I only booked a couple of days before depar…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 12:33pm -
  • Qatar Airways A380 Flights To Bangkok Starting January 5, 2015
    Qatar Airways has quietly updated their schedule to reflect their next A380 destination.Qatar Airways will begin a daily A380 flight between Doha and Bangkok as of January 5, 2015.The flight will operate with the following schedule:QR836 Doha to B…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 11:45pm -
  • Etihad Reaches Out To Me Regarding Flight Delay
    As I explained a couple of weeks back, I had an Etihad flight from Seoul Incheon to Abu Dhabi that was delayed by 14 hours due to maintenance.I've had absolutely horrible luck with delays lately. I can hardly remember the last delay I had prior to a…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 10:09pm -
  • A380 Addiction: Introduction
    Hi, my name is Ben, and I'm kind of addicted to A380s.Up until Asiana began longhaul service with their A380s in August, I had reviewed A380 first class on every airline that operates the whale jet, including Air France, British Airways, China South…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 7:28pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newAmex shuts down “old” Blue Cash accounts
    Flyertalk has been lighting up with reports from those who have had their “old” Blue Cash credit card accounts suddenly closed.  Some discovered the closure when logging into their accounts.  Others received emails like the one posted by silver…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 9:11pm -
  • newManufacturing miles for free flights
    The fastest way, by far, to earn miles for free flights is to sign up for the best credit card offers.  The next best option is often to earn miles through online shopping portals.  The most dependable method, though, is to earn miles through credi…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:15am -
  • Top 7 things I dislike about REDbird
    I’ve been writing a lot lately about the great new Target Prepaid REDcard (AKA REDbird).  And, there’s no doubt it’s a great new product.  It gives you an automatic 5% off Target purchases and free shipping via Target.com.  Even better, it c…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • How to find the best credit card for groceries, gas, restaurants, and more
    One great way to increase credit card rewards is to maximize your use of category bonuses.  Many credit cards offer bonus points for shopping in certain locations or with certain types of vendors.  These bonuses are called category bonuses. A list…
    - 3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • REDbird advanced – Experiment results
    In the past two weeks, since REDbird (AKA the Target Prepaid REDcard) was launched, I’ve experimented to see what it can and can’t do.  Here’s what I found so far… Background REDbird is a prepaid card very similar to Bluebird and Serve. As s…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 14, 1:27pm -
  • The REDbird Life-cycle [Infographic]
    REDbird, the new Target Prepaid REDcard, is a terrific new alternative to Bluebird and Serve.  Like Bluebird and Serve, REDbird is a prepaid reloadable card and is a reasonable fee-free checking account alternative.  In addition to no-fees, it offe…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 14, 6:21pm -
  • REDbird technical issues
    REDbird, the new Target Prepaid REDcard, is awesome.  In addition to offering free shipping and 5% off all Target purchases, it allows free credit card reloads at Target and free bill pay (see “REDcard changes everything”).  So, yes, it is awes…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 3:35pm -
  • My progress towards Citi Prestige 30K and $700
    I’ve written before about my quest to make the most of the impending changes to the Citi Prestige card.  This is Citi’s high-end ($450 per year) ThankYou rewards card, and it’s features are set to change dramatically on October 19th.  I appli…
    - 6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 10:15am -
  • How to manufacture United elite status
    Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”.  Of course, not all elites are equal.  Most airlines have multiple elite tiers to differentiate their valuable custo…
    - 7 days ago 16 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • How to find REDbird
    REDbird (AKA the Target Prepaid REDcard) is in hot demand, but it is currently available only in select areas.  Why should you care about REDbird?  If you can get over the technical hurdles involved in obtaining a card and registering it, you’ll…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:25pm -

Well Traveled Mile

Million Mile Secrets

View From the Wing

Nomadic Matt

  • 30 Fantastic Photos from Iceland to Inspire Your Next Trip
    Last month, I finally visited Iceland. Iceland wasn’t the impossible budget destination people made it out to be. The locals were warm and welcoming, took me around, and showed me their homes. They were incredibly hospitable and I made a lot of Ice…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • Help Plan My Trip to the Caribbean
    In a few weeks, I’m heading to the Caribbean. I’ve been to a few islands down there (Bahamas, Curacao, Grand Cayman) but have never spent an extended amount of time there so I’m pumped! I’ve always wanted to sail around the region. I’m flyi…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 3:42pm -
  • Why Solo Female Travel is Different
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s not a topic I can cover and since there’s a lot of solo female travelers out there, I felt it w…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • 11 Tips to Help You Visit Expensive Iceland on Budget
    Iceland. The land of sheep, northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try Eyjafjallajökull), and high prices. It’s supposedly one of the least budget-friendly countries in the world – which made visiting even more appealing to me. I…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 14, 2:48pm -
  • Smartphones, Tablets, or Laptops: What’s Best for Travelers?
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters is here giving you great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. Here is his column this month. “Should I bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone?” It’s a question I’m often…
    - 15 days ago 7 Oct 14, 1:57pm -
  • 19 Reader Questions and Answers
    Every day I get asked hundreds of travel questions. My inbox is constantly full, and it takes hours each day to answer them all. I’m not bothered because I enjoy answering people’s travel questions and helping others travel more. However, not eve…
    - 16 days ago 6 Oct 14, 5:13pm -
  • 61 Travel Tips to Make You the World’s Savviest Traveler
    Most people aren’t born savvy travelers. It’s something that only comes with on the road experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of mistakes. Travel savviness is a process born of missed buses, foolish behavior, cultural unawareness, and cou…
    - 20 days ago 2 Oct 14, 2:28pm -
  • Post-Trip Depression: It’s Often Emotionally Harder to Come Home than Go Away
    Before my first trip around the world, I was driving through Boston with my friend Mike. One of the things I was talking about was how different life would be when I returned home. Where would my friends be in life? How would they change? What jobs w…
    - 23 days ago 29 Sep 14, 2:25pm -
  • How to Backpack Europe with a Baby
    Last week, Cameron, our new family budget travel guru, talked about his travels and gave us a preview of his upcoming columns. Continuing the family travel topic, I thought it would be great to share our next reader interview on family travel. We hav…
    - 30 days ago 22 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • We Didn’t Listen to Those Who Said Travel Wasn’t Possible
    Last month, I announced I’d be featuring monthly columnists on this website. I’ve introduced two so far, and now it’s time to introduce our final one! On the third Friday of every month, Cameron Wears from The Traveling Canucks will be here giv…
    - 33 days ago 19 Sep 14, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • New Next Generation NEXUS Kiosks Coming
    As a NEXUS member, I just received an email with some significant updates about the kiosk process when traveling by air between the United States & Canada. “Next Generation” kiosks are being installed to provide “faster, more reliable and more…
    - 20 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories are Live!
    It’s October 1st, the first day of Q4! Let’s get started earning those 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points. Don’t forget to activate your Chase Freedom cards to earn 5 points per dollar spent at the following bonus categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com S…
    - 21 days ago 1 Oct 14, 4:18pm -
  • Newark Airport Family Day 2014
    Finally, I can tell my nephew, who has been asking me about this since the beginning of summer, the great news. Newark Airport Family Day is back for 2014! We took my nephew the past 2 years and he absolutely loved it. Here are the details: October…
    - 23 days ago 30 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Small Business Saturday 2014
    Shop Small One of my favorite days of the year for free money is returning this year to kick off the holiday season. Small Business Saturday (Shop Small) will happen on November 29, 2014. Last year’s event was a bit of a downer due to the reduced s…
    - 24 days ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 – 5x Points at Amazon & Department Stores
    You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the following categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com Select department stores JCPenney Kohl’s Macy’s Nordstrom Sears You can see the list of a…
    - 36 days ago 17 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • After 3+ Years, Amazon Payments Will Come to an End
    Big news hit the manufactured spend circles this week. After more than 3 years of very easy manufactured spend, Amazon Payments will be ending its person to person payment options on October 13, 2014. You can find the new terms on Amazon’s help pag…
    - 41 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Credit Karma Now Provides Full Credit Report For Free
    I use Credit Karma for loosely monitoring my TransUnion-based credit score. It’s a free service and it will update your score once a week when you log in. Recently, they have added your full credit report to the list of features. This is a great…
    - 84 days ago 30 Jul 14, 6:36pm -
  • My Biggest Mile Manufacturer – TD Go
    During a time where Joann & I have more miles & points than we do vacation days, I’m looking for easier ways to manufacture these points instead of ways to just amass a stockpile of them. Notice my emphasis is on easy.  I’m not a fan of drivi…
    - 92 days ago 23 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Hyatt Updates Mobile App
    I just downloaded an app update for the Hyatt mobile app for Android. I believe the iPhone update for the app has been out for a few week now. From what I’ve noticed, it’s a very useful update. Prior to this update, the app was only great for ch…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Bluebird & Serve Increase Daily Load Limit to $2500
    American Express Bluebird has updated their Membership Agreement. Previously, the daily load limit was $1,000 via loading online with Vanilla Reload cards or loading in person at Walmart with a debit/gift card. As of July 1, the daily load limit will…
    - 6 Jul 14, 11:00am -

Frequent Flier

  • Up to 5,000 Bonus Marriott Points for Paris Stays
    Planning a Paris trip in the coming months? If so, this offer from Marriott is worth a look. Offer Details Between November 9, 2014, and January 31, 2015, Marriott Rewards members can earn up to 5,000 bonus points for weekend ... Read More
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 6:51pm -
  • United Goes All in on Hertz
    Today, members of United’s MileagePlus program can earn miles when renting cars with eight rental-car companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Sixt, and Thrifty. Beginning on November 1, that list will be pared to three: Hertz, Doll…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • Earn Up to 10,000 Wyndham Bonus Points
    When it comes to building a winning loyalty program, Wyndham has at least one of the key ingredients: a network of almost 7,000 hotels, all over the world, at a wide range of price points. What Wyndham lacks, however, is ... Read More
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 6:39pm -
  • Win a Dream Cross-Country Road Trip
    Enter the Budget “Road Trip” sweepstakes by November 4, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a $5,000 Budget car-rental credit, plus a $10,000 check. To enter, “Like” the Budget Facebook page, provide the requested contact information o…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals
    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…
    - 5 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:08am -
  • Saveur Picks the Best Airline Meals
    Saveur, probably the most credible of the surviving culinary magazines, has just published its 2014 Culinary Travel Awards, including its expert panel’s picks of the best in inflight dining. The inflight meal awards were broken down by class of ser…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • Hilton to Launch New Hotel Brand, Canopy
    Does the world really need another hotel brand? Hilton thinks so, and will begin opening hotels under the Canopy name in 2015. Hilton is promoting Canopy as a “lifestyle brand,” which seems to mean that it aspires to be whatever’s ... Read More
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 6:56pm -
  • The Latest Tourist Attraction: Martial Law
    Thailand is poised to take destination marketing down a heretofore unexplored road with an ad campaign that promotes the supposed lure of visiting a country operating under martial law. Since the democratically elected government was ousted in a May…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 4:44pm -
  • Double Gold Plus Rewards Points for Hertz Rentals
    The rental-car companies’ own loyalty programs tend to be relegated to back-burner status in the mileage-earning endeavors of many travelers. Promotions like this, from Hertz, are reminders that the car companies’ programs can provide solid value…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 6:28pm -
  • Transcon Flights: Who’s the Best of the Best?
    Within the borders of the U.S., the New York – Los Angeles route is widely viewed as the jewel in the crown of commercial aviation. The country’s two largest media markets. Centers of finance and entertainment. Plenty of upscale customers ... Rea…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:16pm -

Travel is Free

  • newUse IHG Points At Competitor Hotel Chains
    I know, this is a strange sounding concept, but it is what it is. IHG lets you use IHG points for non-IHG hotels. The question is whether or not it’s a good deal… This was once again, brought to my attention by Rapid Travel Chai (thanks for being…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 8:39pm -
  • newUsing United Miles on the Non-Star-Alliance Partner’s
    United has a number of partner airlines that aren’t in Star Alliance and not well talked about. Most are smaller and don’t show up on United.com, but they could still be helpful for 1) Getting to places you didn’t know you could go, 2) finding…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 6:28am -
  • The 3 Awesome United Miles “Hopper” Flights
    Once upon a time, I flew from Guam… Somehow geeking out of extremely complicated but incredibly cheap routes became a thing of mine. Originally I flew the Pacific Hopper for 40,000 United miles in business class. (Now that flight would be more like…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 5:50pm -
  • Who’s Really Sold Out In This Game
    I was going to call this, “a data driven look at whether or not I’ve sold out”, but that was too long. Plus at the Chicago Seminar conference  this weekend I was, what you call “inspired” to write a post naming names about who in this gam…
    - 3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • How We Did A Year of Hotel Stays at $19/night (Without Credit Cards)
    If you’re a regular here at Travel Is Free, you know that my wife and I are full time travelers. This is basically for no other reasons than; 1) we like to travel, and 2) it’s cheaper for us to live out of hotels than it is to pay rent. This ……
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 14, 3:46pm -
  • Cheapest Miles To Get To Europe
    Earlier I did a Best/Cheapest Frequent Flyer Miles to Use to Hawaii and people seemed to enjoy it. And if there’s something that Americans seem to like better than Hawaii, it’s Europe. So here’s the cheapest frequent flyer miles to get to Euro…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 8:30pm -
  • One Amazing Award with Virgin Elevate Miles
    As you know, I like playing around with programs that aren’t as popular as the main few. Like Singapore, Korean, etc… Well, Virgin Elevate produced a great find, and I’m not sure if it’s a mistake. So I didn’t want to publicize it at first…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 5:55pm -
  • FAQ: How To Find Mistake Fares
    For the most part, finding mistake fares is about being a member of the community. And it’s a question that, no surprise, showed up on my FAQ page. Now there are some more complex ways to find mistake fares (that I shared in the monthly newsletter…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:03pm -
  • Chart of Airline Stopovers (and More)
    Previously I had written a list of airline stopovers, but since then (if you didn’t notice) I’ve gone chart crazy and I’ve written about a few more airlines like Korean. This post will give both a chart of each airline’s stopover rules, and…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:39pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 4 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:39am -
  • 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…
    - 5 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:38am -
  • newAny news about Premium Membership P3(2014)?
    Any news about Premium Membership P3 (2014)? Is there an approximate lauch time? Thanks!
    - 11 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:32am -
  • newBest way to check prices
    Is there a way to easily check prices over a range of dates (e.g., nightly rates populate a week at a time on the Hilton website)? Will most likely need one more night for diamond challenge that ends Dec 11, 2014. Honolulu area would be easiest, but…
    - 16 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:27am -
  • newTravel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam
    Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel ScamIf it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.When someone says you can save on travel IF you pay them upfront, don’t walk…run. Do not pass go, and certainly do not collect $200 and then hand it…
    - 21 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:22am -
  • newUnited now charging checked baggage fees for Star Alliance Gold?
    @UA Insider There has started to come reports on milepoints Scandinavian sister site Bonusfeber.no that United recently has began to charge Star Alliance Gold members for checked baggage contrary to what the United.com website says. This happened in…
    - 32 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:11am -
  • newNew deal provides elite status, increased earning with Hertz
    http://ir.unitedcontinentalholdings.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=83680&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1979877http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/products/travelproducts/car/pages/hertzoffer.aspxMileagePlus members who book with Hertz may earn the following per rental:1…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 11:27pm -
  • newWine Discussion - Share your thoughts here!
    Hi. I thought it would be good to have a spot for various random wine discussions. Let's see how it goes!I am a big fan and consumer of wine. I like almost every grape, but I struggle with some Pinot Noir-based wines. I'm making progress on some of…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 11:17pm -
  • newI'm considering flying another carrier, giving up my points, and not flying my regular airline
    I've been looking to book LAS - JFK/LGA/HPN in December. I'm finding the lowest price for a coach or a biz seat is on Delta <insert gasp here>.I have UA Million Miler status. If I fly them, I'll get bonus miles, and there's always the possibility of…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • newIHG Rewards Club “Into The Nights” Promotion : September 4 – December 31, 2014
    Mini-Big Win promo returns : You can earn minimum of 2 free nights, 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 airline miles.Kudos to John from Loyaltylobby for breaking this news on his blog :http://loyaltylobby.com/2014/09/02/...september-4-december-31-2014-…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:44pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newBooking a 2 night stay with 2 different "free night" certificates
    Both my wife and I each have a 1 night stay certificate (from the Marriott credit card). The hotel we want to stay in only has availability if we book 2 nights in a row, not 2 individual nights. Is there a way for Marriott to make this work?
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  • newSingapore Taxis - What's with the surcharges?
    Yesterday, I took a very short (2KM) taxi ride to 28HongKong St. Fare on the meter was around $5.40, but when dropping me off, the driver hit a button and the fair went to $11.60. This was at 7:15 PM. He told me it was a rush hour surcharge. This.…
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  • newDUB-BOS or BOS-DUB in J?
    G'day all! Not sure if this is better here or in the BAEC forum. What would be the best J experience overall - DUB-BOS or BOS-DUB. I'm contemplating a wee Boston trip booked with BAEC Avios around the middle of next year (J is 25,000 Avios...
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:52pm -
  • newRemoved from upgrade list after declining paid upgrade
    I thought I share an observation I made during a recent flight from DCA to MSY. Due to technical phone issues I went to the counter at DCA and did a self check-in. During the check in I was given the option to upgrade to First for $119. This is...
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  • newBarclay dispute department useless?
    Purchased 3 nights at a hotel on despegar.com that was 100% refundable. Ended up canceling it. Despegar only put 2 out of the 3 nights back to the Barclaycard Arrival. Despegar has apparently 0 English support so we went to Barclay. We have proof we.…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:46pm -
  • newQuestion: Booking a United flight on aircanada.com, access to E+
    Looks like I'll be flying united overseas next year due to exorbitant prices on AC or it's European partners on certain dates (not to mention the UA times are actually better). Anyway, question for those UA travellers that want to still earn...
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  • newQantas Club Invitation - Free to a good home
    I may well get told of for putting this here but i am not sure where's to put it, but I have a single use Qantas Club invitation EXPIRES END NOV free to a good home. Happy to post to anyone anywhere, so just PM me and post here to say you have....
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:44pm -
  • newSINDPS in J, *G. Which lounge?
    I enjoyed the breakfast food in the First lounge last summer (TPR was closed) flying LAXSINDPS in Suites (last segment in J, obviously). Next summer, I'm originating in SIN for the DPS flight, in J. As *G will I be able to access the F side..…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:43pm -
  • newLAX T6: AA taking over UA's gates
    In a few days, AA will be taking over UA's gates in T6. I was a bit surprised when my search didn't turn up anything here about it, since it has been discussed extensively over on the UA forum. (Maybe just my search incompetence.) Wondering if AA.…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:38pm -
  • newMH lounge SIN poor but only choice in the morning
    Early morning arrival (0600) with connection to MH. As far as I can tell the MH shared lounge in T-2 is the only OW lounge open in the morning. It's pretty crappy with only one shower that doesn't get cleaned after use and looks like a locker...
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:31pm -

Reddit r/churning

UPgRD

  • Upgrd 94: Captain Denny
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Captain Denny to discuss customerservice, the CaptainJason Dahl scholarship and frequent flyer news. Disclaimer: The views expressed are thepersonal opinions of the…
    - 14 Oct 12, 12:09am -
  • Upgrd 93: Airline Predictions 2012
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastOur frequentflyers review our airline predictions from last year and prognosticateon upcoming airline and hotel promotions and changes in 2012.Although our crystal balls were somewhat clouded in 2011 a littlebit o…
    - 23 Feb 12, 8:00pm -
  • Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastJoin our frequent flyers as wediscuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings ofAmerican Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotionsincluding:Delta may make run at US AirwaysUS Airways evaluate…
    - 3 Feb 12, 1:00pm -
  • Upgrd 91: Airline Mileage Devaluation
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyer travelpodcast we discuss the recent airline news and changes manyairline mileage programs including:USAirways 100% mile bonus is backUnited and Continental get single operating certi…
    - 3 Dec 11, 3:19am -
  • Upgrd 90: End of Year Mileage Planning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we discuss Matthew's secretconnecting city, some special offers, and then answer listenersquestions. Topics include:Sale on Delta Club Passes and United Club PassesHilton's reward bo…
    - 27 Oct 11, 12:00pm -
  • Upgrd 89: Method to the Madness
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast, we are joined by Nicholas Kralev to discuss his newbook Decoding Air Travel. We discuss how you canconstruct your own airfare by looking at the airline tariffs andinventory bu…
    - 14 Aug 11, 11:42pm -
  • Upgrd 88: Credit Card Churning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Rick, frugal travelguy, to discuss churning credit cards for the most frequentflyer and hotel points. Listen as we discuss:How you can apply for up multiple cr…
    - 27 Jul 11, 6:10pm -
  • Upgrd 87: Social Flights
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Allen of Corporate Flight Managementto discuss their new program socialflights.com. On social flights,individuals can group together to secure a corporate jet t…
    - 19 Jun 11, 3:24pm -
  • Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss:A recap of the Frequent Traveler Awards and LuncheonLufthansa A380 SFO inauguralStarwood SPG new promoAAdav…
    - 24 May 11, 11:22pm -
  • Upgrd 85: Our Travels
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we discuss some recent trips and airline newsincluding:Captain Denny flight with a number of travelers from FlyertalkBehind the scenes tour at SFO before theflightT…
    - 11 Apr 11, 10:05pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newA look at Radisson, Part 2 — Radisson at Cross Keys, Baltimore (+ 5 can’t-miss Baltimore experiences)
    This is part 2 of Caitlin Martin’s three-part look at three Radisson hotels. Check out the intro here, part 1 here and part 3 next week. Radisson at Cross Keys, Baltimore (5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD; 410-532-6900) is nestled in a gated communi…
    - 60 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 11:43pm -
  • newTravel Style: Lauren Salisbury
    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: Lauren Salisbury Occupation: Social Media & Marketing…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 11:15pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Be Careful when Speaking about Sensitive Business
    Be Careful when Speaking about Sensitive Business It still astounds me to hear people speaking really loudly about sensitive business on the phone or to a colleague on a plane, in a club room, at the gate, on a train, or wherever—in any public pl…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 8:07pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of October 22, 2014
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Hilton introduces new lifestyle brand Travelers From West Africa Must Now Enter US Through Only 5 Airports Bermuda tourism back in business after Gonzalo Passenger charged in air rage row over reclining seat, coul…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • newTravel Contests: Week of October 22, 2014
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a 22″ Wheeled Carry-on Duffel and 32″ Wheeled Duffel from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Enter to win a five-day trip to Mexico plus free movies for a year Win a four-night all-inclusive ge…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • newTravel Product of the Week: Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6
    Designed by Mujjo, this Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6 holds two or three of your essential cards (basically your driver’s license plus a debit and credit cards). It’s available in tan or black. The tan is crafted from vegetable-tanned leather…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 7:56am -
  • newA Fall Weekend in New Haven, Connecticut

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  • Travel Video of the Week: Shepard Smith Blasts Media for Ebola Hysteria
    Anyone freaked out about Ebola should check out Fox’s Shepard Smith blasting the media for its “hysterical and irresponsible” Ebola coverage (above). I wasn’t expecting that, and I just added it to my Ebola Travel Resource Page.The post Tra…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 7:07pm -

Doctor of Credit

  • newMy Experience Signing Up for REDbird and Some Identity Verification Ponderings
    Getting the Bird I was passing through Maryland, and decided to stop into Target for a REDbird. Currently I have Serve and I’m not planning on switching right now since we all assume that the credit-card-load option will stop sooner or later. But a…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • newCiti Rebrands AAdvantage Credit Cards & Ups Public Sign Up Bonuses
    Citi seems to be a company with a mission at the moment and that mission is to gain market share in the lucrative credit card market. They’ve recently launched their double cash card, completely revamped their Expedia cards, announced they will off…
    - 20 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 4:31am -
  • newPresident Obama’s New “BuySecure” Executive Order Summary
    On October 17th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order called the BuySecure initiative. The aim of BuySecure is to help securing transactions and sensitive data in light of all the recent data breaches. When announcing this new intiative Presi…
    - 21 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:52am -
  • Citibank To Start Offering Cardholders Free FICO Scores
    Citibank has announced that starting in January, 2015 they will provide their cardholders with access to their FICO score for free. Unfortunately this won’t be able to all Citibank cardholders, it will only be available to those who hold a Citibank…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 5:25pm -
  • $100 Toys R Us Giftcards For $85, Small Money Maker
    The Offer Direct link to offer (make sure you shop through TCB to get 1.5% cash back) eBay is currently selling $100 Toys R Us giftcards for $85 shipped, this is a potential small money maker (see our verdict section) The Fine Print Limit of two gift…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 3:26pm -
  • Sign Up For Visa Check Out And Receive 1,000 Free FlexPoints
    The Offer Direct link to offer Receive 1,000 FlexPoints when you sign up for Visa check out with a participating U.S Bank credit card The Fine Print No purchase necessary Must register between August 28th and November 30th You might be able to regist…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 3:25pm -
  • MasterCard Partners With Zwipe To “Unveil” Biometric Credit Card
    There has been a lot of security breaches recently, because of this there is more and more consumer demand for increased security especially when it comes to sensitive payment data such as credit card information. MasterCard has recently partnered wi…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • Receive An Additional 2% Cashback At Wholefoods On AmEx Cashback Cards (Up To 8% Cashback)
    The Offer Direct link to offer Get an additional 2% cash back at Wholefoods when you use an eligible American Express card that is enrolled in this promotion. Note: this is in addition to the cash back that your card normally earns. Because Wholefood…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 12:01pm -
  • SunTrust $300 InStore Branch Checking Promotion
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $300 Availability: InStore branches only, not at all locations. [Branch locator] Direct deposit required: Yes Additional requirements: Keep direct deposit going until April 30th, 2015 for $150 of the bonus Hard…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:20am -
  • [Targeted] 3x American Express Membership Rewards Points U.S Restaurant Purchases
    The Offer Direct link Receive 3x American Express Membership Rewards points when you use an enrolled card at qualifying U.S restaurants The Fine Print Maximum of 10,000 points can be earned Valid until December 31st, 2014 Our Verdict None of my cards…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 6:45pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newSunTrust Bank $200 Checking Promotion
    SunTrust Bank is offering up to $200 bonus when you open an Everyday checking account with promo code FALL14CHECKING. This promotion is apparently nationwide with no expiration date!  In order to earn the $200, you must have a single qualifying Dire…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 8:46pm -
  • neweBay Gift Card Deals: 10% for Sears Gift Cards
    Just a reminder, you may want to buy Sears gift cards if there is a discount whenever they are on sale. You do this because you can always use a Sears gift card to buy another gift card(like an Amazon or Shell) on their gift card rack like the pictur…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 8:41pm -
  • newAmerican Express 2% Additional Cash Back from WholeFoods
    You know that the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express($150 statement credit after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months) offers 6% cash back at U.S supermarkets on up to $6,000. Even better news now because you can get an additional…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 7:35pm -
  • Chase Ink Plus Business Card Review 2014: Get 50,000 Bonus Points- that’s $625 Towards Travel Rewards
    Read all about the Chase Ink Plus Business Card Review 2014 Edition. You can easily earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 3:02pm -
  • SimplyCash Business Card from American Express Review: $250 Statement Credit
    For a limited time only, the SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express offers a $250 statement credit after you spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. To be eligible for this offer, your…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:23am -
  • VOYA Financial Free $500 Mutual Fund Born Today!
    This is an unusual deal, but hey VOYA Financial is offering a $500 mutual fund for any baby born on TODAY!(10/20/2014) in the USA. If you know of anyone, let them know by forwarding the link. The money is automatically invested into Voya’s Global T…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:48pm -
  • SunTrust Bank $300 Bonus In-Store Branches
    There is a new $300 checking promotion at participating in-store SunTrust branches located inside Publix, Kroger, Walmart, Bi-Lo retail stores and inside the Orlando Airport.  I suggest you call those locations if you live nearby and see if it’s a…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
  • Giant Stores and Stop & Shop Free Gas Gift Card Promotion
    For those living near a Stop & Shop or Giant stores, they are offering 3 points per dollar towards discounted gas for buying select gift cards, including Mastercard and Visa gift cards. The Giant stores promotion is valid through 10/25/2014, but Stop…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:07pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Card Review: #1 Cash Back Credit Card On All Purchases!
    Citi® Double Cash Card offers unlimited 1% cash back on all of your purchases when you buy and an additional 1% cash back as you pay for those purchases, whether you pay in full or over time. Unlike the Amex Fidelity card, you don’t need to apply…
    - 3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 5:01am -
  • Costco $10 Off $100 Coupon Code
    Check out this one-time $10 Off $100 coupon code available to use online only at Costco.com. Visit the website SavingsTooBig.com to get your unique code to save money on everyday deals delivered directly to you. It’s the same price as their in-stor…
    - 6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 12:12am -

Hack My Trip

  • newReview: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (after Renovations)
    The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is Hyatt’s flagship property in Asia and sets the tone in a region where the Hyatt brand is expanding rapidly with one amazing new property after another. However, it remains my favorite of the bunch. I always try to st…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • newDiving with the Sharks at Mandalay Bay
    When our contact at MGM was putting together a schedule for us, there was one activity I really wanted to try. I flipped through all the options on the M life Moments website, and I wanted to know if I could dive with the sharks at the Shark Reef Aq…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 11:05am -
  • Review: Cathay Pacific First Class SFO-HKG (Last of the 747s)
    Part of my reason for taking my sister to Asia was to show her the value of points and miles. What better way than with a flight on Cathay Pacific first class? I was especially excited because it was my first time flying Cathay Pacific (I was a Star…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 2:49pm -
  • Strategies to Max Out Maximum Permitted Mileage (MPM)
    It’s no secret that I love to get the most out of my award tickets, and that includes maximum permitted mileage or (MPM). I also am a big fan of sub 23 hour layovers and wrote articles this summer detailing some of the best cities for that in Asia,…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Are You National’s Newest Emerald Club Executive Member?
    Last week I wrote about one of National Car Rental’s top customers, his experiences of life on the road, and some of the exciting moments that have happened as a result of that road warrior lifestyle. He’s sat next to celebrities, helped out othe…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 4:58pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newSunTrust Bank up to $200 Checking Account Bonus Available Nationwide
    SunTrust Bank will give you up to a $200 bonus when you open an Everyday Checking account, set up a direct deposit, and use their Online Bill Payment feature, available nationwide across the U.S. for accounts opened online.Check out these SunTrust C…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:50pm -
  • newHuntington Bank $150 Asterisk-Free Checking Account Bonus Offer
    Huntington Bank is offering a $150 cash bonus when you open an Asterisk-Free Checking account with a direct deposit, valid for accounts opened through October 26, 2014.This personal checking bonus offer is available for new Huntington checking accou…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:24pm -
  • newAmerican Express Gift Cards 2.25% Cash Rebate at TopCashBack
    The TopCashBack cash rebate website is now offering 2.25% cash back on American Express Gift Card purchases through TopCashBack.com.Learn how to maximize 2.25% Rebates on AMEX Gift Cards from TopCashBack to earn up to $95.65 when you buy American Ex…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:20pm -
  • newKapitall Brokerage Accounts Free Trades with Kapitall Pocket App
    Kapitall brokerage accounts now offer the new Kapitall Pocket iOS App that provides you with free mobile trades for the rest of 2014.The post Kapitall Brokerage Accounts Free Trades with Kapitall Pocket App appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:15pm -
  • newThe Clymb Outdoor Gear and Apparel $10 Referral Program Credits
    The Clymb offers insider pricing on premium outdoor gear, apparel, and adventure travel packages with free membership.Plus, you can get a Free $10 The Clymb Credit when you join and for each new customer that you refer.The post The Clymb Outdoor Ge…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:10pm -
  • neweBay Deals – $100 Sears Gift Card for $90 (and $200 for $180)
    eBay Deals is offering $100 worth of Gift Cards for Sears for only $90.Check out this $100 Sears Gift Card for $90 with a purchase limit of 2 per eBay user ID.Plus, there is another offer for a $200 Sears Gift Card for $180 with a purchase limit of…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:05pm -
  • newMax & Erma’s Free Cookies Wednesday
    Max & Erma's Free Cookies Wednesday promotion lets you send your friends a CookieGram for 2 free cookies with the purchase of any menu item at Max & Erma's restaurants on Wednesdays.The post Max & Erma’s Free Cookies Wednesday appeared first on Ma…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 5:02pm -
  • newB&Bs for Vets Free Room for Military Members on Veterans Day
    B&Bs for Vets is offering a free room at bed and breakfast inns for military members on Monday, November 10th and Tuesday, November 11, 2014.Check out the B&Bs for Vets Free Inn Stay promotion for active and retired military and vets plus 1 guest.T…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:58pm -
  • newGolden Corral 2014 Military Appreciation Monday Free Thank You Dinner on November 17, 2014
    The Golden Corral 2014 Military Appreciation Monday is offering a free Thank You dinner on November 17, 2014.Get a free dinner on Golden Corral's 2014 Military Appreciation Monday for active duty troops and military veterans.The post Golden Corral…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:57pm -
  • newApplebee’s Free Meal for Veterans and Active Duty Military on November 11, 2014
    Applebee's is celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free Signature Entree for veterans and active duty military members on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.Get a Free Applebee's Meal on Veterans Day for veterans and active duty military members.The post…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:55pm -

Boarding Area

  • newWOW’d By Fares To Europe for $228+?
    WOW air announced plans for flights from Europe to the US, offering some incredible bargain basement fares. Are these prices as good as they seem...The post WOW’d By Fares To Europe for $228+? appeared first on Michael W Travels....
    - 5 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:38am -
  • newWhy the $99 Airfare Sale to Europe by WOW Air is Not For Me
    A no-frills airline called WOW Air is offering what some people may consider unbelievable deals to London, Reykjavik and Copenhagen from the United States where you can travel for as low as $99.00 one way — including all taxes and fees.While other…
    - 23 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:20am -
  • newLUFTHANSA Business Class Holiday Special: USA To Europe As Low As $2100!
    LUFTHANSA's Business Class Fare Sale To Europe for the Holidays has fares for as low as $2100. A great deal to take advantage of during the Holiday Season.....
    - 29 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:14am -
  • newANA To Start Serving Food In Business Class
    I received an email from ANA this evening with the following subject line:"Business class in-flight meals on flights to Japan from December 2014!"You heard it here first, folks! ANA will serve food in business class starting in December 2014! ;)No…
    - 40 mins ago 23 Oct 14, 12:03am -
  • newReview: Qantas Business Class Lounge Cairns (CNS)
    Review: Qantas A380 First Class LAX-SYD on QF12 Smart Gate in Australia for Global Entry-Approved Travelers Radisson Blu Sydney Review Park Hyatt Sydney Review Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounge SYD Qantas Business Class Lounge CNS (Domestic) Air…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 11:41pm -
  • newWhy Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades are Bad for Frequent Flyers
    Over the weekend I took a domestic flight on American Airlines where the first class cabin was only half full. There were two factors at play, as I tweeted, 1) it’s Saturday 2) I like the @AmericanAir upgrade system please don’t change it.. Ameri…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 11:33pm -
  • newFly to London For $99 USD One-Way!
    Low-cost carrier WOW Air has some seriously wow prices right now as they are set to launch service from US destinations Boston and Washington DC (actually BWI) to Reykjavik.  If you don’t want to go to Iceland (and what is wrong with you?), then t…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:53pm -
  • newReview: Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport LAX
    While I was flying in first class and therefore had access to the first class lounge, the business class lounge is actually much more impressive. For that matter, whenever I've heard people raving about this lounge, they've been referring to the busi…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 10:03pm -
  • newAct Now! Fly to London, Copenhagen, and Iceland for Cheap!
    Via The Flight Deal, WOW Air is offering flights to London (Gatwick), Copenhagen, and Iceland (Reykjavik) for fares starting at $99 – $125 one way! The fares are available between March (end of the month) through June, 2015. WOW Air is an European…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 9:58pm -
  • newA New AAdvantage Coming Soon?
    Are we about to see the details of a new American AAdvantage?The post A New AAdvantage Coming Soon? appeared first on MJ on Travel.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 9:41pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • United Airlines teams up with Hertz; Is travel going to a partnership structure?
    Today, United Airlines announced a partnership with Hertz Car Rentals to provide extra benefits to United travelers who rent their car from Hertz.  This deal is on top of its partnership with Marriott, and tends to give the best offers to members wh…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 11:17pm -
  • Kimpton: The best hotel you’ve never heard of
    Very few hotel chains do “boutique” properties well.  A boutique property is an individualized, usually smaller, hotel that often reflects the characteristics of the city or neighborhood.  They’re generally a little more upscale, but they don…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:31pm -
  • On baggage fees…
    I got a note from a frustrated reader who got snagged by an over-zealous gate agent and charged a bag fee.  It was a legitimately sized bag that she had been using for a decade without a problem.  Unfortunately, I expect more of this type of action…
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  • Out of Office Notice
    Due to some upcoming travel, I will be out of the office until Monday.  I look forward to returning to posting at that time. Have a great weekend. Now fortified with even more Twitter! Follow me @FFMiles101 Would you like to receive blog posts via e…
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  • Tips and tidbits for the weekend
    I know, it’s only Thursday, but I’m out for much of the weekend and have a Pats game tonight, so I don’t know when I will be able to get to this.  I’m guessing that by game time, I’m going to be wishing that Gillette Stadium were a dome. H…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • The best everyday cards: Forget the 1%, be part of the 2%
    Today is a relatively quiet day in frequent flyer land (although I can’t wait to hear what Delta says on its quarterly conference call with analysts tomorrow), so I decided to introduce people to the 2% credit card. If you do not have a credit card…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:52pm -
  • And now, for something different…

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  • JetBlue flash sale: flights as low as $64
    I’ll give JetBlue credit, they like to put out these flash sales and make you decide quickly.  Still, this one looks pretty good., for flights November 10-December 18, as they attempt to fill the shoulder season. With Boston and New York City as t…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 14, 2:03pm -
  • What’s going on in the airline industry
    It’s been a very quiet week for frequent flyer miles.  We’ve had a skirmish on the west coast, a few good credit cards and a complete lack of good bonus offers.  But the industry has been awash with news. Issue #1: The fight over LAX.  Want a…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • Why you should never, ever carry your Nobel Prize through security…
    And, whatever you do, don’t mention the King of Sweden.  Read the amusing anecdote here.  The guy’s just lucky it wasn’t confiscated.     (HT to various sites, first seen on View From the Wing) Now fortified with even more Twitter! Follow…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 14, 1:58pm -

Mr. Free Miles