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The Points Guy

  • newLocal Beer Is Trending at an Airport Near You
    Last spring, following a draining four-day reporting trip around Detroit, I desperately needed a beer. I wandered Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), window-shopping McNamara Terminal’s drinking terrain. But all I saw was the brewpub chain Gordon B…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:00pm -
  • newVirgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX Now Part of Priority Pass
    Over the last few years, the Priority Pass lounge network has been growing by leaps and bounds. With over 1,000 locations worldwide to date, it’s been easy to find a lounge at airports outside of the US, though domestic locations have proved more c…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 10:52pm -
  • new10 Things No One Tells You About Rhode Island
    Long before the announcement of Norwegian Air’s new international routes from T.F. Green airport (PVD) — and certainly before the arrival of fairweather resident Taylor Swift — America’s smallest state was doing a fine job of holding its own.…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newHotel Review: Deluxe King Room at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine
    A five-star hotel in the heart of Paris, the Hyatt Paris Madeleine is the second-smallest Hyatt in the world, and manages an upscale stay in Paris with a boutique feel. Pros: unparalleled hospitality, friendly staff, swanky decorations and a spacious…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newDelta’s Adding Lie-Flat Delta One Business Class to a Slew of Domestic Routes, Including Hawaii
    Want to score a lie-flat seat between New York (JFK) and Las Vegas (LAS) or San Diego (SAN)? Well, you can book a flight in JetBlue Mint today, or, starting in the spring of 2018, you’ll be able to fly those routes in Delta One as well. Yup — Del…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newMy Take: Why Air France Crew Was Arrested in Argentina After Passenger Complained About Seat
    Last month, Air France flight 228 landed in Buenos Aires (EZE) after a 14-hour journey from Paris (CDG). Upon arrival, the crew were detained for six hours by the authorities at the airport. Why? Because they refused to upgrade a passenger, who it tu…
    - 10 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Reserve and Ritz Cardholders Now Have Access to Digital Priority Pass
    One popular benefit offered on many premium credit cards is a membership to the Priority Pass lounge network. But until recently, only certain cards would let you use a virtual card to access the lounges. Notably absent: the Chase Sapphire Reserve an…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • new8 Incredible Miami Airbnbs for Every Style and Budget
    Miami is the perfect place to spend in the winter (or the summer) to ensure a healthy dose of Vitamin D. This colorful city, spread across various neighborhoods from inland to across the Bay, is the world’s largest collection of Art Deco architectu…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • new9 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Reykjavík
    Over the past few years, Iceland has become one of the most popular travel destinations and taken social media by storm in the process. In Reykjavík, the country’s capital city, you’ll find destination-worthy restaurants like Stofan Café and…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newThe Ultimate First-Class, A Million Miles From Car Rentals, Google Flights Makeover and More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new s…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 12:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newRapping Delta Flight Attendant Busts Rhyming Safety Announcements
    On flights that offer inflight entertainment we usually get a safety video. It's choreographed, sometimes a little bit funny, but most of the time ultimately corporate. In part because of the fun corporate culture, in part because there's no plane-…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 1:04am -
  • newAll I Want for Christmas is United Polaris
    United's online store now stocks Polaris items. So now flight attendants won't have to monitor passengers stealing all the amenities, and can just direct folks to United's online shop instead.Say that United's rollout of new seats has been slow. S…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:04pm -
  • new5 Reasons to Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card — Over Sapphire Reserve
    Last year Chase introduced the Sapphire Reserve card which was such a hit Chase filed an SEC 8-K advising of materially higher costs from new cardmember acquisition. It’s a $450 annual fee card that offers a $300 travel credit, a Global Entry credi…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 8:34pm -
  • newBuzzing Noise for British Airways 10 Hour ‘Flight from Hell’, Compensation? £20
    On a British Airways flight from London to Las Vegas earlier this month the plane’s speakers reportedly buzzed for five minutes every 15 minutes. One passenger described it as “ten hours of hell basically.”Recordings of the buzzing or humming…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:34pm -
  • newYoutube Star Tries to Capture the Solitary Quirks of Business Travel
    Youtube star Casey Neistat, who once broke up with American Airlines when they failed to renew his comped Concierge Key status, tries to capture business travel in his newest video.Single serving friends though aren't the employees in the airport or…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 4:34pm -
  • newCompany Apologizes for Departing 20 Seconds Early and Delta Eliminating Upgrades on 3 Routes
    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 Company Apologizes for Departing 20 Seconds Early and Delta Eliminating Up…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 2:34pm -
  • newWestin St. John: When a Hotel’s Claim to Be Green Maybe Isn’t So True
    Hotels pitch 'Going Green' for two reasons: it appeals to an upscale demographic and it saves money. Here I think we learn that 'making a green choice' is what customers do to earn extra points, but maybe not what the hotel does consistently when…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 12:34pm -
  • Buy Airbus Jets and Hyatt Points Cheap
    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 Buy Airbus Jets and Hyatt Points Cheap...
    - 1 day ago Nov 18, 2017, 12:34am -
  • No, Delta Is Not Adding Fuel Surcharges to US-Europe Awards
    Earlier today Delta was adding significant fees to some transatlantic award tickets. This was reportedly broadly. It looks to have been a glitch, they've stopped doing it, but with Delta you never know if today's glitch is just an enhancement they…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:34pm -
  • Naval Pilot Drew a Penis in the Sky
    Many young boys dream of growing up to be pilots. Some of them become pilots without ever giving up being 15 year old boys. The FAA for their part says "they're powerless to act unless the incident poses a safety risk." And furthermore, they "cann…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 9:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newDelta Is Eliminating Business Class On Some Transatlantic Flights
    Yesterday I wrote about how Delta is adding Delta One service to more domestic routes. In yesterday's case we learned that flights between New York and Las Vegas, San Diego, and Seattle, will soon be operated by Boeing 757-200s with flat beds (and en…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 7:23pm -
  • newAlaska’s Online Shopping Portal Now Offers Bonus Miles For In-Store Purchases
    Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend. Whenev…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:54pm -
  • newWeekly Review: November 18, 2017
    Hello from Israel! I've been here since Monday and have had an incredible time. This is a very different type of trip than I usually take. While my travels usually have me on a plane every other day, we've been spending 10 hours a day exploring the c…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:29pm -
  • Delta One Service Is Expanding To Three More Transcon Routes
    Points, Miles & Martinis reports that Delta is adding three new Delta One transcon routes as of next year. Specifically, the following routes will feature Delta One service:-- New York JFK to Seattle as of April 1, 2018-- New York JFK to San Diego…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 8:29pm -
  • The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX Joins Priority Pass (With A Major Catch)
    Earlier View from the Wing wrote about how the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX is being added as a Priority Pass lounge. This is a really exciting development on the surface, though I assumed there had to be a catch, given that the lounge is small and…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 7:57pm -
  • British Airways Is Introducing Zoned Boarding
    Increasingly we're seeing airlines introduce zoned boarding concepts. Rather than calling out passengers by the cabin or row they're traveling in, airlines are instead assigning passengers zones, and then calling those zones for boarding. Arguably th…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 7:24pm -
  • UGH: Delta Is Adding Surcharges To More Award Tickets
    Oh Delta, Delta, Delta, Delta. Delta doesn't publish SkyMiles award pricing, and doesn't officially publish what award flights are subjected to carrier imposed surcharges. However, it looks like something major has just changed.Up until now, the onl…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 6:43pm -
  • Earn 5,000 Miles For Joining Alaska Mileage Plan And Taking A Flight (CA Residents Only)
    Alaska and Southwest are competing fiercely in California. Back in the day Alaska wasn't really competitive in California, but after their takeover of Virgin America they're claiming to be "creating the premier West Coast airline," and that includes…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 6:14pm -
  • Aer Lingus Is Adding Flights To Seattle In May 2018
    Aer Lingus has been growing their US route network significantly the past few years, in a steady but consistent way:-- In March 2018 Aer Lingus is adding flights to Philadelphia-- In September Aer Lingus added flights to Miami-- In 2016 Aer Lingu…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:46pm -
  • Amazing Deal: $1,000 La Compagnie Business Class Fares Between New York & Paris
    La Compagnie is the all business class transatlantic airline that started flying in mid-2014. They operate flights between Newark and Paris using Boeing 757 aircraft (though they recently placed an order for some A321neo aircraft, which they plan t…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:11pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newCurrencies gaining value: from expanded availability to new partners
    This week brought great news on the award currency front — whether expanded award availability with an Amex transfer partner, Citi’s addition of a valuable new partner, or some juicy gossip about the future of Starroitt-Marlton Rewards, the state…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:38am -
  • $90/yr for unlimited movies; existing users, too
    A couple of months ago, I wrote about what many people thought sounded like an insane deal: $9.95 per month for Unlimited movies in the movie theater. I had previous experience with MoviePass and knew the service was legit, but I understood the gene…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 6:45pm -
  • The Fine Print: No Class-Actions Against Banks? So What
    With President Trump’s signature, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule that would have given consumers the right to opt out of arbitration will not go into effect. This means that consumers will have to file their grievances individ…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 11:39am -
  • Best Buy gift card deal, extra fuel points, many more @ Kroger
    The Kroger family of grocery store brands is running a bunch of gift card deals through 11/27/17 – such as saving $15 on your grocery purchase when you buy $100 or more in Best Buy gift cards — and those deals stack with 4x fuel points on gift…
    - 2 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 4:25pm -
  • What are hotel points worth? November 2017 reasonable redemption values.
    Hotel points and airline miles vary in value depending upon how you use them.  For example, you could spend 15,000 Hyatt points for a night at a $150 hotel to get 1 cent per point value, or you could spend the same 15,000 points for a $1,500 resort…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 11:39am -
  • Get 10,000 points back on a $500 prepaid hotel booking
    A new Amex Offer popped up a couple of days ago for 10,000 Membership Rewards points back on a $500+ prepaid hotel booking through Amex Travel. The Deal Spend $500+ on a prepaid hotel booking at amextravel.com, get 10,000 Membership Rewards poi…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 1:08am -
  • Stack Chase Offer + Prime discount on turkey at Whole Foods
    Amazon has announced a promotion in conjunction with Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members to save 20% on certain whole turkeys through 11:59pm PST on 11/26/17. That should stack nicely with the Chase Offer for $10 back on $25 at Whole Foods if…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 11:21pm -
  • Stacking for a great price on cookware at Macy’s
    If you’re looking for a new set of stainless steel pots and pans, Macy’s has a nice deal today that can be stacked with an increased payout of 8 miles per dollar from the Alaska Airlines shopping portal. Additionally, there is a portal bonus tha…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 8:33pm -
  • $10 off $150 Visa and Mastercard gift cards, 10x fuel points on Google Play w/ Just4U
    The Just4U supermarket loyalty program has an offer this week for $10 off of $150+ in Visa or Mastercard gift cards through 11/28/17. This should work at Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, and other stores in the same program. You can load this one onlin…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 4:31pm -
  • Add fast: 2K back on $100 at Staples, 2K back on $75 in groceries, and more [Some targeted]
    If you missed it last night, there’s a new set of offers in town: Chase Offers (See: Chase’s foray into offers: Whole Foods, Lowe’s eBags, and more). But let there be no doubt, Amex is still the king of offers. There are some hot new Amex Offer…
    - 4 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 1:16pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Travel hacking with less manufactured spend
    It seems that the travel hacking community has been thrown into one of its periodic panics, first over the loss of a popular gift card reselling opportunity and then an online bill payment option. I don't participate in such panics myself, but it's a…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, or Ink Preferred for Ultimate Rewards transferability?
    I am on the record believing that much of the caterwauling about the end of travel hacking is essentially an artifact of individual travel hackers aging and having more responsibilities in other parts of their lives and less time to dedicate to the g…
    - 9 days ago Nov 10, 2017, 10:59am -
  • The right ways to get to Evian-les-Bains
    I recently wrote about my trip to Europe which involved a very expensive cab ride about 50% of the way around Lake Geneva, from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Evian-les-Bains, France.The basic mechanics of the problem were simple, and I knew them in advan…
    - 12 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 10:59am -
  • American Express's new co-branded Hilton credit cards
    I've been reading with interest this morning about the revamped lineup of co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards American Express will be launching soon. Since I earn a lot of Hilton Honors points with my current Surpass card (and I stay at a lot of H…
    - 18 days ago Nov 1, 2017, 2:33pm -
  • How to make Delta's (bad) squeaky wheel policy work for you
    If you spend much time around here, you know that I like flying on Delta. There are some catches, of course: if you prefer flying on Delta you'll probably want to get an American Express Delta Platinum or Reserve card and meet the high spend threshol…
    - 19 days ago Oct 30, 2017, 5:28pm -
  • Anatomy of a (partly) award trip: France, Switzerland, Germany
    This week I'm on my first big vacation since last summer's Club Carlson-financed trip around Central Europe, which means it's time for one of my patented anatomies of an award trip. You can find previous entries in the series here.Getting there: Unit…
    - 27 days ago Oct 23, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • Walmart Money Center debit limit problem solving; gone vacationing
    I have never felt the impulse to constantly repeat, here on the blog, every manufactured spend technique that still works. People periodically send me e-mails or leave comments on ancient posts asking, "does this still work?" and my response is usual…
    - 30 days ago Oct 20, 2017, 9:59am -
  • When did Hilton get so bad at processing award stays?
    I'm no thought leader in travel, so I'm not going to paint this as a symbolic or meaningful decline in the quality of the Hilton Honors program, but I had a pair of experiences this weekend that together formed one hell of a coincidence. My mom was v…
    - 33 days ago Oct 17, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How might the World of Hyatt-Oasis partnership work?
    Via Travel with Grant, I saw the other day that World of Hyatt is planning to partner with a luxury home rental company called Oasis (and that you can use discount code "UnboundxHyatt" for a $100 discount if you book before October 31). Apparently a…
    - 40 days ago Oct 10, 2017, 9:59am -
  • About Delta Private Jets
    Last week I wrote about how I would think about earning Diamond Medallion status with Delta after the changes going into effect for Medallion Qualifying Dollars in January, 2018. I then quipped on Twitter that "If you're just a rich guy who wants Dia…
    - 44 days ago Oct 6, 2017, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newUnited $75 Trick NOT DEAD
    Edit November 18, 2017: Three more positive reports in the last two weeks. This trick may never die. 🙂 In Don’t Pay the $75 Close In Fee on United (Trick!), Scott wrote about an easy way anyone can avoid the fee United charges non-elites for bo…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:47pm -
  • 5 Ways to Stretch American Airlines Miles with Super Cheap Economy Awards
      Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards. American Airlines miles are currently one of the most valuable airline miles for economy awar…
    - 2 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 8:40pm -
  • Singapore Devalues Star Alliance Award Chart; Best Awards Untouched
    Effective December 7, 2017, Singapore Airlines is devaluing its award chart for awards booked on Star Alliance partners. I am following this development closely because: Singapore miles are so easy to get (transfer partner of Citi ThankYou, Chase Ult…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 5:43pm -
  • All the 12,500 Avios Awards to Hawaii
    British Airways Avios are fantastic for short, direct, economy flights on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines because the number of Avios needed for an award is determined only by the distance and cabin of each flight. One sweet spot with Avios tha…
    - 5 days ago Nov 14, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • How to Book a Trip to Fiji with Miles
    Fiji is a year-round tropical destination, known for its beaches, diving, and hiking. Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) flies from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu to Fiji. You can book Fiji Airways award space with American Airlines or Ala…
    - 5 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 4:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to Avianca LifeMiles
    Citi ThankYou Points have added Avianca LifeMiles as a 1:1 transfer partner. This is amazing news because Avianca LifeMiles can be used to book Star Alliance award space–the world’s most available–without fuel surcharges at fair award prices–…
    - 6 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 2:14am -
  • How to See Two Months of United Award Space at Once (Instead of One Week)
    In addition to United’s recent devaluation, United recently made its award searching worse. If you search on the home page for an award–like say New York to Paris next June– you’ll get one week of award prices in one cabin. You used to get sh…
    - 10 days ago Nov 9, 2017, 5:12am -
  • Argentina Money Situation 2017. Is There Still a Black (Blue) Market?
    Updated November 8, 2017 In the last four years, I’ve spent about 18 months total in Argentina, so I wanted to give a quick update on the money situation down there. From 2010 until December 2015, Argentina had an official exchange rate that was…
    - 11 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • Follow Me on Instagram @scottgrimmer
    I’ve always been a terrible photographer, which you might have noticed from my reviews of First Class flights, but I’ve enjoyed others’ photography more than any other visual art. I finally decided to learn a bit about photography and bought my…
    - 12 days ago Nov 6, 2017, 3:56pm -
  • A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Keeping the Sapphire Reserve a Second Year
    The Sapphire Reserve was released over one year ago to a salivating public. That means many of you are looking at whether or not the $450 a year card is worth keeping open, and if it’s not, what exactly your best play might be. Today I’m going to…
    - 14 days ago Nov 5, 2017, 1:59pm -

Frequent Flier

  • Two People Got Married Inside an American Airlines Admirals Club
    If you were going to plan your nuptials in an airport lounge, which one would you choose? CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Kay & Vince Bonnetti, who were married in the @AmericanAir Airlines​ Admirals Club at BNA this morning! They wanted to be married her…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • Aer Lingus CEO: We Have No Plans to Join Oneworld
    The head of Aer Lingus, which was recently acquired by British Airways parent company IAG, threw cold water on the notion that the Irish carrier would soon rejoin the Oneworld airline alliance. Although Aer Lingus is now owned by British Airways pare…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: “Psychopathic Predator Whose Mental Condition Continues to Represent a Serious Danger to the Community” in Seat 18B
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • LOL: Why You Shouldn’t Fly on Spirit Airlines
    Happy Friday. Check out comedian Brent Pella’s comedic rant on why you shouldn’t fly Spirit Airlines. Give us your comedic one-liners about what you hate or love about the airline in the comments’ section.     [Image: YouTube.com]
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • What’s Cheaper and What’s Not: United’s Award Devaluation
    United‘s most recent award chart devaluation went into effect at the beginning of this month. We had warning about these changes, but it’s still unfortunate. A lot of redemptions saw price increases, but not all did. The awards that were the hard…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 6:46pm -
  • Stowaway Attempts to Hide in the Lav of an EasyJet Flight
    On Sunday, a Swiss man was discovered trying to stow away aboard an easyJet flight set to depart from Gatwick Airport (LGW) for Geneva after flight attendants aboard the aircraft noticed the “in use” sign was on even though all passengers were…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Is American Strong-Arming Low-Cost Carriers?
    Seasonal service to Iceland viewed as bullying tactic against WOW Air and others. Is American Airlines trying to bully low-cost carriers out of their headquarters hub of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)? In an opinion piece for Avgeeker…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:00am -
  • United Pilot Pleads Guilty to Running Prostitution Ring
    The United Airlines pilot arrested in 2015 on charges that he was the head of a major Houston area prostitution ring has received probation after admitting his role in the criminal operation. The United Airlines pilot arrested on charges of running a…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Family Left Stranded After Westjet Cancels Flight
    The Ma family had to pay over $15,000 for return flights to Canada from Puerto Rico after the carrier suspended operations to the island. A family left stranded in Puerto Rico by the cancellation of their WestJet flight have expressed their upset ove…
    - 2 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 10:36pm -
  • Frontier Airlines Chairman Calls Passengers “Spoiled Brats,” Buys $50B Worth of Planes
    It seems that American travelers are spoiled brats that don’t understand the concept of true no-frills flights. That is according to veteran airline investor Bill Franke. Franke made the somewhat inflammatory comments at a Dubai airshow where he sp…
    - 2 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 9:23pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Win a Trip Around the World Contest (Updates)
    On October 30th, I released the third edition of my book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. If there’s one constant in travel, it’s that it is forever changing. And so the tips and prices I wrote in the last edition, which only came out two y…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 4:19pm -
  • The Best Lesbian Travel Blogs
    While there are many popular solo travel blogs, luxury blogs, and budget travel blogs, it can be a bit more challenging to find quality content for LGBT travelers. In this month's LGBT column, Dani from Globetrotter Girls shares her favorite lesbian…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • How to Travel Around Madagascar
    Madagascar. It’s more than an incorrect (but fun) DreamWorks movie. Located off the eastern coast of Africa, this island, nearly the size of France and the third largest in the world, has a population over 20 million but sees only about 325,000 tou…
    - 6 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 1:52pm -
  • The Top Things to See and Do in Madagascar
    Madagascar, a country famed for lemurs, baobab trees, birding, and jungles, offers visitors a rich playground to explore. I was enthralled by its beauty: the sweeping canyons and gorges, the grand waterfalls, and the sheer diversity of the landscape.…
    - 10 days ago Nov 9, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Books that Will Inspire You to Visit Africa
    In this guest post, Cameron and Natasha from The World Pursuit share their favorite books about Africa. Insightful, inspiring, heartbreaking, and everything in between, these books will tempt you to book a trip to the continent so you can see first-h…
    - 13 days ago Nov 6, 2017, 2:19pm -
  • Win a Trip Around The World!
    Twelve years ago I was inspired to travel the world by a group of backpackers in Thailand. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to have been able to build a business around my passion for travel. With the release of a new edition of my book, How to…
    - 20 days ago Oct 30, 2017, 1:10pm -
  • Is Travel Hacking Really a Scam?
    Collecting points and miles is one of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of travel. While not every country has travel hacking options as amazing as the USA, there are still plenty of opportunities out there! If you want to increase the chances of y…
    - 23 days ago Oct 26, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • 30 Epic Photos From My Trip to Madagascar
    Madagascar. The name conjures up a land of wild nature, mystical and unexplored. With only 350,000 visitors per year, Madagascar is one of the most well-known but least visited African nations. I recently had the opportunity to visit the country with…
    - 27 days ago Oct 23, 2017, 1:59pm -
  • 11 Incredible LGBT Travel Movies
    In this month's LGBT column, Adam from Travels of Adam shares his favorite LGBT travel films. From Oscar-winners to cult classics, this list has something for everyone and will be sure to inspire and inform you before your next adventure abroad!The…
    - 30 days ago Oct 19, 2017, 4:15pm -
  • 13 Non-Travel Books That Changed My Life
    I read a lot. This month, I wanted to share a list of my favorite non-travel books that have had a profound impact on my life. These books have literally made me a better person. I hope you find them valuable, too! The post 13 Non-Travel Books That…
    - 33 days ago Oct 17, 2017, 3:02pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • Sunday Spending
    Nerds with Inks are about to be busy again… Get $15 back at Staples when you buy $300 in Visa/MasterCard gift cards. Or $15 back at Office Depot when you buy $300 in Visas. These are in-store deals from Sunday through Saturday. Both good but Office…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 9:10am -
  • Hyatt Double
    Spend the millisecond it takes to register here for double Hyatt points through the end of the year. Other things on my mind… Cats are strange creatures. How confident am I that they won’t murder us one day? Not very. The most underrated condimen…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 9:17am -
  • Hump Day Deals
    Rapid-fire time… There’s nothing as predictable as death and taxes. Except Southwest and JetBlue sales. IHG has a 15 to 30% off sale going in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. It’s up to 50% for Europe. Save some Delta SkyDongs to L…
    - 4 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 8:30am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Call right at 11:00 AM CST to have a good shot at an $11 room at the Conrad Chicago. Spend a buck, get 1,000 United miles, and a Wall Street Journal subscription. Just make sure to cancel after 45 days. Total Rewards and Wyndham platinum status is av…
    - 5 days ago Nov 14, 2017, 9:12am -
  • Airline Promos
    Register here, book a flight with JetBlue points by tomorrow, and get 15% of them back. Will I take advantage? Come on. Is the sky blue? Is Harvey Weinstein’s career over? Is it annoying when people use the word “bae”? Of course I’m taking ad…
    - 6 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 9:00am -
  • End Of Week Stuff
    A bunch of good new card links this week. Crazily, I might actually get approved for these two – Barclays American Business (40,000 points with no spend) and Amex Hilton Surpass (125,000 points, might need to try the link in an incognito browser).…
    - 9 days ago Nov 10, 2017, 8:29am -
  • JetBlue Two
    Since I never shut up about it being my favorite airline for domestic coach travel…of course I’m happy to see an all-time high JetBlue bonus. I’ll definitely give this one a shot for 60,000 points. Speaking of JetBlue, here’s something unique…
    - 10 days ago Nov 9, 2017, 8:21am -
  • 2 More Cards I Can’t Get
    Thanks to multiple readers for sending this new link for 127,500 Marriott points if spending isn’t a problem. And thanks to many who also pointed out that the Amex Platinum via CardMatch is showing 100,000 for some again. But no thanks to the jacka…
    - 11 days ago Nov 8, 2017, 9:48am -
  • Avis 10 Bucks
    Is this the closest a car rental company gets to admitting Uber hurts them? Avis sure seems to be saying it here. Get a one-way rental from the airport to town in a bunch of cities. 150 miles and 12 hours are included for $9.99. Some great deals ther…
    - 12 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 9:23am -
  • National Status
    I pretty much only use National for my car rentals. Status actually means something there and I’ve gotten used to choosing better cars from their aisle. There are plenty of codes floating around to bring down the price. And they have the best renta…
    - 13 days ago Nov 6, 2017, 9:53am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newToys ‘R’ Us: Stack Codes For 50% Off
    The Offer Toys ‘R’ Us has three discount codes that are currently stack for 50% off: 25% off – CS25 20% off – CS20 15% off – CS15 The Fine Print Can be used once per account Our Verdict Deal is supposed to be for Toys ‘R’ Us cardholders…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 12:57am -
  • new[YMMV] Groupon: $10 Burger King For $5
    Groupon is offering a $10 Burger King eGiftcard for $The post [YMMV] Groupon: $10 Burger King For $5 appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 3 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 12:26am -
  • newAlaska Airlines Shopping Portal Now Offers Miles for In-Store Purchases
    Alaska Airlines has added the ability to earn miles for purchases made in store at some select retailers when using a linked credit or debit card. Traditionally shopping portals have only worked on online purchases, but recently United added this sam…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 12:05am -
  • new7-Eleven Rewards Review – Earn Points For Your Purchases + 800 Point Sign Up Bonus (Enough For Free Item)
    7-Eleven has announced a new points based rewards system, you’ll also continue to still receive your seventh cup free. If you sign up now you’ll also receive 800 points for free, existing customers also get this bonus. The program works as follow…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • new$20 Referral Bonus (Both Parties) For Google Fi – Now With Additional Rewards
    Reposting again as they have added additional rewards. And they are making a $50,000 donation towards ITDRC. This promotion runs until December 17th, 2017.  Hat tip to reader BB Reposting as it seems like they have removed any expiry on the offer. M…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newBuy An Amazon Sample Box – Get Equal Amazon Credit [New Boxes Available, Prime Only]
    Amazon sell a number of different sample boxes for different categories. Each box contains a sample of different items for you to try.  It’s important to note that the Amazon credit can only be used in the category of the box (e.g if you purchase…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • newDelivery.com Referral Program: $7+ Off $15+ & Possibly 30% Off?
    Delivery.com has a referral program where the person being referred receives $7 off their first order of $15 or more. The person who referred you also receives $7 after your first purchase. Delivery.com offers food, alcohol, grocery & laundry service…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newRecap: Disney Hacks, Citi PSA & More
    My Disney World Hacks eBook Is Live! by The Deal Mommy. I have no idea if this book is any good because Disney isn’t my scene, but Dia has always put out good stuff before so might be worth a look for those interested in a Disney trip. If anybody b…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • [Expired] Free $20 in Lyft Credit toward Two Rides this Week [NY, IL, FL, CO, MA, PA, DC, MO, GA, TX]
    Use promo code: BERESPONSIBLE  to get the $20 credit for this week (different states have different codes)Promo codes are applied in the Promos tab (top-left corner in app)The post [Expired] Free $20 in Lyft Credit toward Two Rides this Week [NY,…
    - 1 day ago Nov 18, 2017, 3:01am -
  • Bank Account Quick Reference Table (Spreadsheet)
    Originally posted on June 27th, 2017. Reposting on November 17th, 2017 as the spreadsheet is now completely up to date. This is one of the best resource pages on this site, so big thanks to Don for keeping it updated. ~Will Quick Summary Bank Account…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 11:58pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newDiscover Bank IRA CD Promotion: Earn Up To 2.35% APY IRA CD Rates
    If you’re considering opening an IRA CD account, Discover bank is offering up to 2.35% APY if you open a new account with them. This much higher any other competitors savings account I have ever seen. This is a great account to open if you’re usi…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 2:00am -
  • newIsabella Bank CD Account Review: 0.15% to 2.10% APY CD Rates (MI)
    Available to those in Michigan Isabella Bank is offering you a chance to earn on high interest CDs that go up to a 1.75% APY Rate. See the following locator to find the closest Isabella Bank to you! Isabella Bank offers CD rates from 1-month to 72…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newPeach State Bank & Trust Review: $140 Checking Bonus (GA)
    For residents of Georgia, Peach State Bank & Trust is offering you the chance to earn a $140 bonus and it’s for 12 months. This offer does not expire and is based on each qualifying cycle! When you open your Kasasa Tunes account you will earn yo…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newFleetOne Junk Fax TCPA Class Action Lawsuit ($33)
    If you received unsolicited fax advertisements from FleetOne you may be eligible for a potential award from the FleetOne Junk Fax TCPA Class Action Lawsuit! According to the lawsuit, FleetOne sent unsolicited fax advertisements that did not contain…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 7:30pm -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for November 18, 2017
    With all the saving and money making opportunities on our site, here’s a segment of our site that will not cost you a dime. Updated daily, we bring to you the newest FREE samples, freebies, coupons, deals, and offers that you can take full advantag…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:36pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for November 18, 2017
    With new airlines emerging and evolving, competition is fierce. In a perfect competition type of business, these airlines must keep their prices as low as possible to compete for your business and maintain their operations. With that being said, know…
    - 10 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:17pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for November 18, 2017
    Looking for the best deals online but don’t know where to start? It’s great that you’ve landed here then! We’re here to help you find the latest and hottest deals on TVs, laptops, computers, smartphones, household appliances, electronic acces…
    - 10 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 5:53pm -
  • newMicrosoft Surface Book 13.5″ 2-in-1 Laptop via Newegg: $799.99 + Free Shipping (Receive $100 Newegg Gift Card w/Purchase)
    For a limited time, you can order a new Microsoft Surface Book 13.5″ 2-in-1 Laptop for only $799.99 + FREE SHIPPING! This is the ultimate laptop. Whether you love to edit photos, sketch, make music, or create amazing videos, Surface Book packs…
    - 10 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 5:32pm -
  • newService Credit Union Referral Promotion: $25 Bonus (MA, NH)
    Service Credit Union is offering a $25 bonus when you tell your friends and family to become a member at Service Credit Union by December 29, 2017. To earn the bonus all you have to do is have your friend open a ServicePlus Checking account. Then the…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newOld West Federal Credit Union Referral Promotion: $25 Bonus (OR)
    Old West Federal Credit Union is offering residents of Oregon a $25 bonus when you tell your friends and family to become a member at Old West Federal Credit Union. To earn the bonus all you have to do is have your friend open up a new qualifying che…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 4:00pm -

Travel Codex

  • newYou Can Now Earn Bonus Alaska Miles for In-Store Shopping
    Most people are familiar with online shopping portals. Sign up, register your card, and shop through a retailer’s e-store in order to get bonus airline miles — in addition to whatever you would normally earn through your credit card’s rewards p…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 6:28pm -
  • Last Chance to Buy United Airlines Miles for 1.2 Cents with This Sneaky Trick
    United Airlines typically sells its miles for about 3 cents each, but by taking advantage of two promotions from Choice Hotels, it’s possible to bring that down by over half, to 1.18 cents each. Even with recent devaluations to the United MileagePl…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • The Hub: Routes and Fleet for Air Europa
    Air Europa is Spain’s second full-service carrier, after Iberia. It is a SkyTeam alliance member that operates numerous long-haul services to the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as short-haul service to Europe. It i…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Global Entry Members Get E-Gate Access in Taiwan, with a Catch
    Global Entry Members have another option for expedited access in a foreign country, in this case Taiwan. Unfortunately, there are some pretty significant “but’s” that accompany this offering. First, this option only applies to Global Entry memb…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Holiday Shopping? Here’s How to Earn More Rewards PLUS 5,000 Bonus Miles
    The holidays are just around the corner and today, I’m going to share with you 3 simple tricks on how to earn more miles and points on shopping. As you guys know, I’m not a huge fan of manufactured spending. I don’t believe in spending more mon…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Review: The Nines Hotel Portland – Luxury Collection
    The Nines hotel located in downtown Portland offers a luxurious refined experience in the heart of downtown Portland. On a recent visit to Portland I was upgraded to what they called a Vice Presidential Suite. I had already booked a one bedroom suite…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Hilton Bali Resort, Nusa Dua Bali
    The Hilton Bali Resort in Bali, Indonesia is a beautiful, 5-star resort perched atop a 40-meter cliff overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. With 389 rooms and suites and 19 private villas, the Hilton Bali Resort is a spacious prop…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Will Fly Seattle to Pittsburgh in September 2018
    Pittsburgh Airport has been shedding its image as a deserted hub and has been courting airlines for new routes to the Steel City. They’ve expanded service to the west coast, Caribbean, and Europe. However, one area of the country was missing nonsto…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Amex Cardholders Could Save $30 on Their Next Amazon Purchase
    American Express and Amazon are again promoting their partnership, encouraging customers to redeem their Membership Rewards points for purchases at Amazon. You might be targeted for an offer to receive $30 off a $60 purchase when you redeem Membershi…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 6:30pm -
  • Earn up to 50,000 American Airlines Miles with Partner Activity
    There’s still plenty of time to earn up to 50,000 American Airlines miles before December 31. Similar to the former US Airways Grand Slam challenge, you can earn bonus of miles each time you engage with one of AA’s partners and complete a qualify…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 4:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newRapping Delta Flight Attendant Busts Rhyming Safety Announcements
    On flights that offer inflight entertainment we usually get a safety video. It's choreographed, sometimes a little bit funny, but most of the time ultimately corporate. In part because of the fun corporate culture, in part because there's no plane-…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 1:04am -
  • newSave Up to 25 Percent in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Winter 2018 With Hyatt
    You can save up to 25 percent on the winter sale of 2018 — also known as The Places You Can Explore promotion — for stays at greater than 180 participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Hyatt in at least 80 destinati…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 12:16am -
  • newAll I Want for Christmas is United Polaris
    United's online store now stocks Polaris items. So now flight attendants won't have to monitor passengers stealing all the amenities, and can just direct folks to United's online shop instead.Say that United's rollout of new seats has been slow. S…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:04pm -
  • newWeekend Deals: 20% Off Garmin Watches, Up to 40% Off Salomon Running Gear, and Fitness Earbuds
    Check out great weekend deals that include a nice 20% off Garmin watches, up to 40% off Salomon running gear, and even a big deal on Bragi Dash earbuds!The post Weekend Deals: 20% Off Garmin Watches, Up to 40% Off Salomon Running Gear, and Fitness E…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 10:39pm -
  • newハイアット ライフタイムグローバリストへの道#5(Hyatt Regency Fukuoka)
    取引先との打ち合わせのために最近足繁く通っている福岡。   日帰りも多いのですが、今回は打ち合わせの前日に福岡...投稿 ハイアット ライフタイムグローバリストへの道#5(Hyatt Regen…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newReview: Hyatt Place Bangkok
    In my teaser post on the Hyatt Place Bangkok, I lauded this hotel’s comfort and amenities. Here’s a full review of the hotel. Located on Sukhumvit 24, the Hyatt Place is the newest property in Hyatt’s Bangkok portfolio. A mid-tier hotel, my ro…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:39pm -
  • newEmirates First Class Suite, New Delta One Business Class Routes, Free Bose Headphones
    Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Emirates has announced they’re debuting their new First Class Suite onboard their B…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:33pm -
  • newLooking Back: Paying $19.28 for a $1,400 Suite in a Mansion
    With the Conrad Chicago deal this week, here is a little look back at a similar promo where I got a $1,400 suite in a mansion for $19!The post Looking Back: Paying $19.28 for a $1,400 Suite in a Mansion appeared first on Running with Miles.
    - 7 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:17pm -
  • newHow to Disable Infinite Scroll on FlyerTalk
    When FlyerTalk underwent an upgrade to the software that powers it on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, a functionality known as Infinite Scroll became the default in terms of viewing content — and many FlyerTalk members expressed their dislike for it…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:08pm -
  • newFliegen Erklärt: Sind alle Flugzeuge eines Typs baugleich?
    Wer schon einmal ein Auto gekauft hat, kennt das ja: Zwei Golfs sind selten gleich. Neben offensichtlichen Unterschieden wie Lack, Motor und Sonderausstattungen wie Klimaautomatik oder Ledersitzen gibt es je nach Baujahr kleinere Anpassungen und Verb…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 8:57pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newAmerican’s Holiday Miles Offer Comes From Scrooge
    Way back when, US Airways used to offer a partner offer called the Grand Slam promotion. The object was to earn miles through as many of its partners as possible and, based on the number you used, you earned miles. The top prize was 100,000 miles and…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 9:45pm -
  • Delta Sky Clubs Making Admission Changes
    Delta is making it a little more difficult to get into its lounges, with the odd caveat that the new rules start in 2019, not 2018 (giving you the choice to renew before they go into effect). No Ticket, No Entry Airline lounges are a great place to r…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 3:49pm -
  • American Airlines Announces Reykjavic Service
    Yesterday, American Airlines announced that it would start flying to Reykjavic* in June from its hub in Dallas (DFW). Here’s what we know so far and what I think of it. Reykjavic And…Dallas? Reykjavic has become an incredibly popular tourist dest…
    - 4 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 3:39pm -
  • Help, Delta Gave Me Extra Miles And Won’t Take Them Back!
    Delta gave me 10,000 extra miles and now I can’t get rid of them. While that may sound like a bank error in my favor, I happen to have found the one circumstance where it isn’t. At least for now, I seem to be stuck with them. Here’s What Happen…
    - 4 days ago Nov 14, 2017, 9:24pm -
  • JetBlue Rolls 2018 Schedule Forward
    JetBlue recently extended its schedule through September 4, allowing you to book your travel through Labor Day of 2018. It’s time to take a look and see what’s on offer. A Schedule Update The discounters schedule their flights slightly differentl…
    - 6 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 1:47pm -
  • JetBlue Offering 15% Point Rebate On Awards
    JetBlue does a lot of “flash offers,” which are promotions that are good for a short time period. Right now, it is offering 15% point rebates for award trips booked between today and November 14, which is a little bit longer than the traditional…
    - 7 days ago Nov 11, 2017, 8:05pm -
  • Friday Tidbits For The Weekend
    As we head into the weekend, here are a few deals that are worth looking at… Win Miles And Cruises from AA This sweepstakes shows up from time to time but it costs you nothing and could earn you a nice vacation. Sign up for weekly cruise deals from…
    - 9 days ago Nov 10, 2017, 3:44pm -
  • What We Learned From Marriott
    Every quarter, publicly traded companies report earnings to Wall Street and provide commentary on the quarter. Marriott’s turn was last night, and it’s one that I pay particular attention to, since it is now the owner of both all of the Marriott…
    - 10 days ago Nov 8, 2017, 4:21pm -
  • American Selling Miles At An Okay Price
    I’ve spoken about buying miles directly from the airlines before and, in general, am against it, although I have moderated somewhat from my initial position of never doing so. American’s offer, which expires on November 27, is okay but not great.…
    - 11 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 6:29pm -
  • Bank Of America Hits With Premium Rewards Credit Card
    Bank of America recently announced a Premium Rewards card that is going to offer some great benefits for those who qualify. And if you don’t? Well, they’ll still pay you $5 to hold the card. The Deal The new Premium Rewards card offers some upsca…
    - 12 days ago Nov 6, 2017, 4:26pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 3 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 12:43am -
  • newLHR
    need hotl day room Feb.6 at LHR Airport any ideas??
    - 8 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 8:03pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 8 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 7:21pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:16am -
  • newHow to use the stopover rule for booking online ?
    I was planning a stopover in Tokyo on my way to SIN. The farebasis allows for stopover for USD 100. How does one book that online with delta.com ? Multicity ? Or just call the medallion elite toll free number ?
    - 24 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 4:04am -
  • Cleveland Tells totally Disloyal United: ‘Don’t let the door hit you on the way out’
    United’s plan to leave Cleveland abandoned in the ashes failing spectacularly as discount carriers are welcomed with open arms by the liberated. United’s hope to bleed these folks forcing them to take 5 am regional jet flights to overjammed Ord…
    - 1 day ago Nov 18, 2017, 1:18am -
  • Apple Airpods
    I have been using Bose over the ear bluetooth headphones when traveling for the last several years and have enjoyed them. They were convenient when the need to plug into the airline audio jack using the optional cord that came with them and might be…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 9:33pm -
  • Forbes: "Does UA's award chart make it impossible to redeem miles" congrats if you saw this coming
    If you saw that UAL was going to become a sinister, totally anti-consumer company after 2011, an industry leader with some despicable peers, give your self some praise. If you jumped off the mileage bandwagon once you saw how utterly untrustworthy t…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 8:44pm -
  • Dem lawmaker introduces airline passenger 'bill of rights' legislation
    http://thehill.com/policy/transport...introduces-airline-bill-of-rights-legislationA House Democrat is introducing new legislation to strengthen airline consumer protections, which comes in response to a United Airlines passenger getting violently…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:35pm -
  • United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes
    https://skift.com/2017/11/17/united-is-making-tech-changes-to-boost-wi-fi-speeds-on-many-planes/United Airlines is promising to improve its onboard Wi-Fi — a constant source of customer frustration — with a relatively small investment that shou…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:33pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newWeird HKG-DEL CX Fares?
    Can anyone surmise what's going on with HKG-DEL pricing and availability? CX fares are absolutely out of whack, 3x the price of 9W and AI on the same non-stops. These routes also used to be pretty good in terms of award availability but have...
    - 18 mins ago Nov 19, 2017, 3:31am -
  • newRedeeming LF on SANSA Costa Rica
    I have been trying to book with award miles a RT from SJO to LIR on Avianca's local partner in Costa Rica, Sansa; which also share codes domestic flights for Lacsa (LR), but it doesn't show as a LF partner. I called to LF call center and they don't..…
    - 32 mins ago Nov 19, 2017, 3:17am -
  • newFlying Xiamen Air as SkyTeam Elite Plus
    With AA buying into CZ, I think it's just a matter of time they will leave SkyTeam. I had to host a meeting very late and CI didn't have a flight leaving late, and I didn't want to get up super early on a Saturday, so I decided to try Xiamen Air...
    - 34 mins ago Nov 19, 2017, 3:15am -
  • newSo How Long Before United Follows Delta With Recliner Domestic FC To Europe
    According Ben at http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/11/18/delta-eliminating-business-class-transatlantic-flights/ Delta is eliminating BC on couple of their routes to Europe replaced with aircraft with standard domestic FC seats. Anyone...
    - 46 mins ago Nov 19, 2017, 3:03am -
  • new3:20 AM Flight from Delhi - Where to rest before
    I am traveling with friends who have a 9PM flight from Delphi airport but my flight does not depart until 3:20AM to London. It looks like there is a "Shower and Nap" facility in the International Arrivals area that I can rent a POD for 6 hours. ...
    - 48 mins ago Nov 19, 2017, 3:01am -
  • newBlack Friday Sale ex UK / Europe
    Does anybody know when BA's Black Friday sale for* flights originating in the UK / EU* will commence? Has this been announced anywhere in the media perhaps?
    - 51 mins ago Nov 19, 2017, 2:58am -
  • newHow to credit Avios on JAL domestic?
    Two recent J Class internal JAL flights (NRT-ITM) have not automatically credited to my BA account even though the boarding pass shows the BA FF#. To claim missing miles on a partner airline the BA website gives a pull-down menu with all other...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 19, 2017, 2:48am -
  • newcomp upgrades to MEX?
    I'm headed to MeX for a weekend in January. SWU is available to redeem at booking but I won't use if there are comp upgrades available to an EXP. What what you do?
    - 1 hour ago Nov 19, 2017, 2:42am -
  • newFamily pooling - New etihadguest site
    My family has had a few trips lately with Etihad and Air Serbia and they all pool their miles to my account (half of it has not yet been pooled). I don't find the new site very clear about the pooling miles as they do not show on my current miles...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 19, 2017, 2:36am -
  • newEdition Hotel West Hollywood
    Driving on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, I saw a building under construction (at Doheny Dr.). There was an "Edition Hotel West Hollywood" sign on the construction site. The walls of the building are there, but don't expect to book a room at this...
    - 2 hours ago Nov 19, 2017, 2:03am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newManufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of November 18, 2017
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending su…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - November 18, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - November 18, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 10:06am -
  • Official Plastiq Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the Plastiq service, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the order of t…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:01pm -
  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of November 17, 2017
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Due to the continual growth of the sub, mixing Bank account churning discussion with Credit Card discussions is becoming a bit unwieldy. Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Ban…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - November 17, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 17, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:06am -
  • Digital Priority Pass cards now available for CSR
    I noticed this was linked to at FT: http://pointsyak.com/benefits/priority-pass-digital-now-available-chase-cardholders/ The PP link itself is https://www.prioritypass.com/chasedmc Hopefully this helps some folks! submitted by /u/DrThrowaway21…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 8:35am -
  • [CA Residents] Enroll in AS Mileage Plan by 12/31 and fly by 6/30/18, get 5k bonus miles
    Californians who enroll in Mileage Plan between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, 2017 – and complete a qualifying Alaska or Virgin America one-way flight between the enrollment date and June 30, 2018 – will earn 5,000 bonus miles. https://www.alaskaair.com/c…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 3:08am -
  • Double Dipping The Free Night Certificate On Hilton Reserve/Ascend Will Be Possible
    Hilton rep on Flyertalk has confirmed double dipping the free night certificate will be possible on the product change from Hilton Reserve to Hilton Ascend: The anniversary date will remain as the date you opened your Citi Reserve account. You will b…
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 12:35am -

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Johnny Jet

  • new5 Reasons to Stay at the Westin Chicago River North
    If you’re visiting Chicago, there are tons of hotels to choose from. In fact, according to a recent story in the Chicago Tribune, the Windy...The post 5 Reasons to Stay at the Westin Chicago River North appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 12 hours ago Nov 18, 2017, 3:47pm -
  • Black Friday Deals for Travelers
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for scoring great deals! Check out our list of awesome deals this Black Friday. If we didn’t...The post Black Friday Deals for Travelers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 6:16pm -
  • Travel Style: Lt. Col. John Mangan
    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,...The post Travel Style: Lt. Col. John Mangan appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:51pm -
  • 10 Things to Do in Tofino, British Columbia
    On the southwestern side of Vancouver Island I discovered what many surfers, hipsters and Canadians already knew: Tofino, BC, is the best-kept secret in North America....The post 10 Things to Do in Tofino, British Columbia appeared first on Johnny…
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • What is the Best Chase Business Credit Card?
    We do receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. With more than 5,100 branches and 16,000 ATMs...The post What is the Best Chase Business Credit Card? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Nov 17, 2017, 4:43pm -
  • Remove Your Luggage Tags After You Land
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Barbara D., who says: “When...The post Remove Your Luggage Tags After You Land appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • The 5 Worst Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make
    Earlier this month, the Washington Post ran a pretty in-depth story on the subject of car seat mistakes that parents make. These mistakes can be fatal. If you...The post The 5 Worst Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 4:27pm -
  • Worst Seatmate Ever: Frequent Flyers Reveal Their Worst Experiences
    Many of us have made a friend while flying, however many of us have also experienced the exact opposite…the worst passenger ever. And as luck...The post Worst Seatmate Ever: Frequent Flyers Reveal Their Worst Experiences appeared first on Johnny J…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 1:15am -
  • Know Your Airline Policies When Your Flight Gets Delayed or Canceled
    From ever-shrinking seats to congested airports and flight delays, air travel today seems to come with unlimited potential for stress. However, in the case of...The post Know Your Airline Policies When Your Flight Gets Delayed or Canceled appeared f…
    - 3 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 12:52am -
  • Where Are Americans Traveling for Thanksgiving in 2017?
    Today, some news that will not surprise you: Americans like New York City and Cancun. In an annual review of Thanksgiving travel plans by Allianz Global...The post Where Are Americans Traveling for Thanksgiving in 2017? appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 3 days ago Nov 15, 2017, 8:03pm -

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