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View From the Wing

  • newWhy McDonald’s is Indispensable for Every Traveler
    The Big Mac is so ubiquitous The Economist developed a price index for the burger as a way to measure purchasing power parity across economies.McDonald’s changes its offerings to meet local demand. For instance there’s no beef in Mumbai McDonald…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • newBill Murray TSA Story and Why I Don’t Trust Mastercard Anonymous Blockchain Payments
    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 Bill Murray TSA Story and Why I Don’t Trust Mastercard Anonymous Blockch…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 7:34pm -
  • newWhat Limited-Time Means For Two Big Chase Offers
    When Chase comes out with a new big credit card offer they might advertise it as "limited time" -- we know it's better than usual. We may even know how much better it is than usual. However we do not usually know when the offer will be pulled.With…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:58pm -
  • newThe Single Most Important Tip in Travel
    The most important philosophy in travel is "hang up, call back" -- when you don't get the help or answer you want the first time, whether over the phone or in person, start over with someone else. Be nice, be patient, and the next person may be more…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 3:04pm -
  • newThe Worst Credit Card Signup Bonus Ever
    Three years ago we saw what I think may be the worst signup bonus in history, worse even than the stuffed animal you could get signup up for a JAL Mileage Bank credit card. But are there several offers that are worse, even much worse?Continue read…
    - 14 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 1:04pm -
  • Delta Wants Several Airlines Out of New York JFK Terminal 4
    Delta’s operations at New York JFK are split across two separate terminals, terminal 2 and terminal 4. Delta wants all of its operations under one roof. And they want all of SkyTeam under their roof too. In order to accomplish that they need to pu…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2018, 12:34am -
  • 32 Years Ago an Aeroflot Pilot Bet He Could Land an Airplane Blind. He Couldn’t.
    Somehow I wasn't familiar with the story of Aeroflot flight 6502 from Yekaterinburg to Kuibyshev to Grozny. On October 20, 1986 the pilot of the Tupolev Tu-134A bet his co-pilot that he could land the plane blind. He would draw the curtains on the…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • Where Credit Card Balances are Highest and Airline Employees Asked to Work for Free
    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 Where Credit Card Balances are Highest and Airline Employees Asked to Work…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 7:34pm -
  • Here’s My Seat Selection Strategy: Always Get the Best Seat Possible on the Plane
    An airplane ride isn't usually that long, it's fine to be separated from your travel companion unless that companion is a small child. There are times though that it really does matter to most of us.And even when seated alone, some seats are bette…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 4:58pm -
  • Paying It Forward This Holiday Season, Gifting Upgraded Seats to Those It Means the Most
    People don’t think about the little niceties they can do for others when they fly. For instance how often does an airline club member guest someone in need into the lounge? My guess is that when we travel we don’t take the time to get to know wha…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 3:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newFAIL: Good Intentions Gone Horribly Awry At Jamaican Hotel
    This might be one of the biggest hotel customer service fails I've ever seen. A UK couple received a full refund of the cost of their stay at a hotel in Jamaica after hotel staff got just a little bit too... enthusiastic (?) in trying to make somethi…
    - 18 mins ago Dec 10, 2018, 3:04am -
  • newHainan Launching Flights Between Xi’an & LAX
    We’ve seen an incredible amount of growth when it comes to aviation in China, and in particular we’ve seen huge expansion when it comes to longhaul international flights being operated by mainland Chinese carriers.This has included a lot of rout…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:55am -
  • newChase Ink Bonuses: $500 Or 50,000 Points?
    The two no annual fee cards with the best welcome bonuses are the Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, and Ink Business UnlimitedSM Credit Card. By my math, the welcome bonuses on these cards are worth $850 each, which is almost unheard of as far as…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 9:27pm -
  • newImpressions Of The St. Regis Bora Bora
    Hello from Bora Bora! I've spent the past few days at the St. Regis Bora Bora, which is easily one of the most aspirational hotels in the Marriott & Starwood portfolio.Until recently this hotel wasn't actually bookable with points at the "standard"…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 7:45pm -
  • newGreat American Business Class Fares From Hong Kong To North America
    At the moment American Airlines has some excellent business class fares for travel originating in Hong Kong. Specifically, you can fly from Hong Kong to several destinations in Mexico for well under $2,000 roundtrip in business class.This includes f…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:59pm -
  • newAfter Two Months Of Hand Luggage Only Travel, The Two Most Difficult Things Are…
    Hello from Aruba! I'm now over halfway through my four month trip, which is the longest trip I've ever taken.I've explained before about how (and why) I'm travelling hand luggage only (HLO) for this trip. I've done shorter trips HLO no problem, but…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:24pm -
  • newLOL: The Hotel I’m Staying At Thinks I’m “Very, Very Picky”
    This gave me a good chuckle. Hotels keep notes on their guests, and typically the nicer the hotel, the more they'll note the preferences of guests. As guests we'll almost never see these notes, since they're kept private.Well, I'm staying at the St.…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 3:36pm -
  • Weekly Review: December 8, 2018
    Hello from Bora Bora! This is my first time in French Polynesia, which I've been wanting to visit for a long time, but haven't made it to yet. I've always been curious about how it compares to Maldives (since the two are popular honeymoon destination…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 9:33pm -
  • Applying For Chase Ink Business Cards: What You Need To Know
    Chase has some of the all around best credit cards, in terms of the welcome bonuses, return on spend, and perks. This is especially true with their business credit cards.For example, the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card has the single best we…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 6:13pm -
  • Lisa Vanderpump Doesn’t Have A Credit Card
    Obviously we talk a lot about credit card rewards on this site, because one of the best ways to save money on travel is with points. It allows us to have experiences we probably couldn't otherwise afford. At a minimum, credit cards can save us money…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 4:33pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newOffice Depot: $10 Off $300+ In Mastercard Gift Cards
    Office Depot is offering a $10 instant discount when spending $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. This deal wasn’t advertised in their weekly ad, but it’s due to run all week. The Deal Buy $300+ in Mastercard gift cards and get a $10 instant d…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 9:45pm -
  • newDosh App: Earn 3% Cashback At Chevron/Texaco & Pilot/Flying J
    For a limited time, the Dosh app is offering 3% cashback when using a card linked to your account at Chevron, Texaco, Pilot and Flying J gas stations. You can save even more when filling up your gas tank by stacking this with a couple of Amex Offers…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 2:11pm -
  • newLast Chance Deals: LifeMiles Transfer Bonus, Discounted Happy GCs, Amtrak Discounts & More
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. 14 deals are ending this week, including the 25% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou to Avianca LifeMiles. There are also num…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 11:37am -
  • What might be a cool tool for MSers, bad news for abusers, camping on Kauai, and more
    In  this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have some bad news for those deemed to be “abusing” or “misusing” the system as that Amex welcome bonus indicator seems to be less reliable than a reasonable person would expect. Ther…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 11:18pm -
  • New Chase Offers: Walgreens, Sephora, Five Guys, Casper (available on more cards also)
    There are new Chase Offers showing up over the past few days, and I’m now also receiving offers on all of my personal Chase cards (whereas I previously did not have offers on a couple of cards). Caps remain odd amounts, but it’s worth logging i…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 7:45pm -
  • Jetting to London thanks to a sharp tool shed, good bonuses for low spend, and more
    This week at Frequent Miler we covered some of the tools we use to earn big and then put that stash of miles and points to use. Thanks to a healthy stockpile of points, Greg took off to Europe at the drop of a hat this week. If you’re a low spender…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 11:38am -
  • $25 off $200 at Newegg w/ Masterpass
    Newegg is offering $25 off of $200 or more when you check out via Masterpass and use coupon code MPGM18. This deal runs through Monday, 12/10 or while supplies last. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include gift cards, but it should otherwise be good fo…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 12:19am -
  • Visa Gift card special for BJ’s Wholesale members [YMMV]
    Doctor of Credit reported earlier today on a rumor that BJ’s Wholesale members may have the opportunity to purchase certain fee-free gift cards right now. This is the type of deal may be an ongoing unadvertised promotion that is only available at…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 10:58pm -
  • 20% off ground / 40% off air shipping w/ UPS
    UPS is offering 20% off on ground shipping or 40% off on air shipping with promo code EASY. The terms indicate that you can not combine this coupon with existing pricing incentives, so this may not be useful for those with UPS shipping agreements…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 3:21pm -
  • Viator offer: Spend $150, get 3K points / $30 back
    There’s a new Amex Offer out today to save on activities with Viator: Spend $150 or more, get either 3,000 Membership Rewards points or $30 back (see your offer for details). Either way, it’s a nice way to save a few bucks on tours or activ…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 12:52pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Everyone's a Radisson thinkfluencer now
    Radisson Rewards seems to have hired a new marketing agency, and they’re trying to make a splash. Last week I got a funny e-mail from an “Associate” at Wye Communications, that began:“I’ve been keeping up with your [coverage / blog posts /…
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 8:06pm -
  • Product review: what is a Torro bracelet and who wants one?
    Welcome back, folks. The past few weeks have been extremely annoying and frustrating for me, which was not helped in the slightest by my birthday falling in the middle of last week. However, that’s all behind us now, so I’m moving my birthday to…
    - 6 days ago Dec 3, 2018, 6:10pm -
  • Three small cash back opportunities
    A couple interesting cash back opportunities have crossed my desk recently that I wanted to make sure readers are aware of.Lemoney Turbo Cashback bountiesLemoney is a relatively new cashback portal. In general it has earning rates in line with other…
    - 23 days ago Nov 17, 2018, 10:59am -
  • My version of the co-branded paradox
    I was listening to the latest episode of the new Milenomics² podcast, which everyone should subscribe to, and sign up for bonus Patreon content from, and the hosts brought up what they call the “co-branded paradox.” By this they mean the counter…
    - 24 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 10:59am -
  • How bad would a Hyatt devaluation need to be?
    I’ve been following with interest the changes Hyatt has made to certain types of award reservations. To roughly summarize the changes:points can now be redeemed for “premium” suite award nights;Points + Cash can now be redeemed for standard and…
    - 30 days ago Nov 9, 2018, 6:28pm -
  • What I learned from a week using Autoslash
    Long-time readers know I detest driving, which can lead to funny situations like taking an Uber from Houston to Galveston, but due in large part to lifecycle effects I’ve recently found myself renting cars more and more. With newly limited vacation…
    - 46 days ago Oct 25, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Gaming out my Waldorf Astoria stay
    As I wrote last month, this January I’m heading to Maui for what I’m expecting to be an unusually-for-me expensive vacation, so I’ve spent some time in the past few weeks gaming out what the options are to save money on the trip without annoyin…
    - 52 days ago Oct 18, 2018, 7:39pm -
  • Redeeming US Bank Flexpoints in any amount for any ticket
    This weekend, I noticed something interesting while booking a couple upcoming trips over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, something that might increase the value of US Bank Flexpoints for certain redemptions.Prior to 2018, US Bank Flexperks T…
    - 56 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Free Hilton Honors transfers and my 2.2 cent per point redemption
    As we near the winter holiday season, I’ve started planning a New Year jaunt to celebrate my recent nuptials. We already planned to visit the West Coast after Christmas, and since there was an expiring Alaska Airlines Companion Ticket in the mix, I…
    - 74 days ago Sep 26, 2018, 5:26pm -
  • Do this now: register for 2018 fourth quarter bonus categories
    With October 1 around the corner, it’s time to make sure you’ve activated your credit cards’ quarterly bonus earning categories.Chase FreedomIn the fourth quarter of 2018, Chase Freedom cards earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent, up…
    - 80 days ago Sep 20, 2018, 7:17pm -

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

  • Has 5/24 Been Extended to all Chase Cards?
    It looks as though the Chase 5/24 rule has spread its umbrella to maximum reach. For a while now there were a handful of Chase cards that you could still get approved for despite having opened more than five credit cards in the last 24 months. These…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 1:24am -
  • Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card
    Update 12/7/18: THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! I just emailed the winner. Have a great weekend.  Longtime and generous reader CaveDweller is offering one lucky reader a $100 Southwest gift card. Southwest gift cards are fully transferable and d…
    - 5 days ago Dec 4, 2018, 10:39pm -
  • Top 10 Personal Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: November 2018
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above, where I traveled last July) To take your family on…
    - 12 days ago Nov 27, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • Airbnb Cancellation Puts Me Up in Hilton Times Square for Free
    Hey, it’s Scott Grimmer–remember me? I founded MileValue in March 2012 and sold it to longtime writer Sarah Page last year, so I could spend more time with my grandchildren and golfing, like all retired people. I asked SP if I could write a guest…
    - 13 days ago Nov 26, 2018, 6:20pm -
  • How to Get 20% Off Your Amazon Order (Up to $100)
    Update 11/26/18: This looks to be a targeted offer, so not everyone who has a Membership Rewards earning Amex card added to their Amazon account as a payment method will qualify. Amazon is offering 20% off purchases sold by Amazon, in addition to var…
    - 16 days ago Nov 24, 2018, 2:46pm -
  • Hotels.com Coupon Sweepstakes: Use My 7% Off Coupon
    Hotels.com is offering a scratch-off sweepstakes, like an online version of a scratch-off lottery ticket you’d buy at a gas station. You can try once each day for four days, beginning today (Black Friday) through Cyber Monday. You have a pretty big…
    - 16 days ago Nov 23, 2018, 10:46pm -
  • What Credit Cards to Use for Black Friday & Cyber Monday
    I hope you and yours had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I ate way too much of both of the desserts in the cover photo and am paying the price now. Turkey day is over and now we’re all trying to decide how to spend money in order to save it. Below are so…
    - 16 days ago Nov 23, 2018, 9:05pm -
  • Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread: It’s That Time of Year!
    Now is the time to investigate the Southwest Companion Pass as you want to be able to fully maximize as much of the two calendar years as possible, which is the maximum amount of time you could have a companion pass before having to earn it again. …
    - 19 days ago Nov 20, 2018, 11:03pm -
  • Capital One to Add 12 Airline Transfer Partners in December
    Capital One is making big moves, and it’s about time. In December, those with Capital One miles will be able to transfer them to the following 12 frequent flyer programs: Aeromexico Air Canada (Aeroplan) Air France/KLM (Flying Blue) Alitalia Avianc…
    - 24 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 1:05am -
  • The Five Chase Cards to Apply for if You’re a Points Omnivore
    In the context of food, an omnivore eats all types of energy sources: animals and plants, and even algae, fungi, and bacteria. In the context of travel rewards, a points omnivore collects any mile or point they can to get more travel. Their motto i…
    - 33 days ago Nov 7, 2018, 1:18am -

Frequent Flier

  • Delta is the Latest Airline to Raise Drink Prices
    Delta Air Lines announced that it will follow the lead of its competitors, raising the price of most mixed drinks, beer and wine selections served in flight. The carrier says it will increase the cost of cocktails, domestic beers, craft brews and win…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:00am -
  • These Popular Tourist Attractions Restrict Photos
    Watch where and when you’re pulling out your camera – some of the world’s top tourist attractions either don’t allow photos at all or have restrictions on what you can do with your photos, and if you don’t follow those rules, you could be f…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:00am -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: The IATA’s “One Too Many” Campaign May Have Just Found Its New Poster Child
    Cellphone footage captured the allegedly intoxicated flyer being strapped to his seat by crew members after he allegedly became unhinged and repeatedly attempted to punch fellow passengers.
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 12:00am -
  • Virgin Pilots Announce Strike Action Over Christmas
    It's been announced that some Virgin Atlantic pilots will be striking in late December and early January. The strike will be held by the PPU, which represents approximately a third of the carrier's pilots, and is part of a set of wider actions that w…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 10:48pm -
  • Airlines Make a Weirdly Low Profit on Your Ticket
    You’re not alone if you think that plane tickets are way too expensive for the profits that airlines are making annually. But once you break down how much the airlines are making per ticket after their costs, you’d be surprised at how little of a…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • Following the Lion Air Crash Story? These Airlines Fly the Same Plane
    Have you been following the headlines regarding the Lion Air flight that plunged into the Java Sea in October and took the lives of 189 people? The aircraft involved in the crash was a Boeing 737 MAX. Unfortunately, Lion Air isn't the only airline to…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 7:30pm -
  • Weighing Carry-on Bags at the Gate?
    A new report reveals that Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways is taking drastic steps to make sure certain passengers’ carry-on luggage is not overweight. According to a new report, the airline is in the process of installing scales at gates in…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 10:00am -
  • Delta Airlines Introduces Basic Economy Award Tickets
    Delta Air Lines is now allowing SkyMiles members to book rewards travel in basic economy. While ideally allowing frequent flyers to be more frugal with their miles, in practice, the basic economy redemptions often cost as many miles (or more) as econ…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 12:00am -
  • How to Pretend Like You’re Flying Private
    Private jets are outside of the reach of many travelers, but LA-based artist and entrepreneur Matty Mo has brought the lux life a step closer with The Private Jet Experience. This ground-based art installation offers Instagrammers the chance to snap…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 10:30pm -
  • The Next International Centurion Lounge to Open at London Heathrow Airport
    The Centurion Lounges are known for their premium services, such as manicures and massages, fine cuisine and a full bar. They’re also known for their limited locations, which is changing rapidly.American Express has been adding signature lounge…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 7:30pm -

Travel is Free

  • Map Of All The World’s National Parks
    Personally, I love visiting national parks… And I […]The post Map Of All The World’s National Parks appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 90 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 4:55pm -
  • Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels
    Updated: Aug 23, 2018 This is every Club Carlson hotel […]The post Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Aug 23, 2018, 5:38pm -
  • Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL)
    Which airline has the best award availability? This pos […]The post Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Aug 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • FlyingBlue Miles Award [Interactive] Map
    Updated with interactive versions of the award map. The […]The post FlyingBlue Miles Award [Interactive] Map appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Aug 13, 2018, 4:34am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • new7 Editing Tips to Improve Your Travel Photographs
    Updated: 12/09/2018 | December 9th, 2018 Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, finishes his five-part series on taking better travel photos. In part five, Laurence is giving some simple post-processing techniques…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • newHow to Take the Perfect Photo: Advanced Techniques
    Updated: 12/09/2018 | December 9th, 2018 Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five-part series on taking better travel photos. In this post, Laurence is taking it up a notch to give some advanced trav…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • 19 Free (Or Cheap) Things to Do in Reykjavik
    Posted: 12/8/2018 | December 8th, 2018 There’s no question that Iceland is an expensive destination to visit. But that doesn’t mean a trip there has to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to save money during your visit to Iceland, including…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:58pm -
  • The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
    Posted: 12/3/18 | December 3rd, 2018 Travelers can be a fickle group of people to buy gifts for as we’re constantly coming and going. We usually don’t carry a lot of stuff with us, and no two travelers are alike so finding the perfect gift for th…
    - 6 days ago Dec 3, 2018, 6:31pm -
  • Camera Gear: The Travel Cameras and Accessories to Buy
    There is a belief that better photography gear will equate to better photographs. While this is certainly the case in specific situations, the reality is that it is the skill of the photographer that makes all the difference. In this post, Laurence f…
    - 7 days ago Dec 2, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • 12 Ways to Shoot the Perfect Travel Photograph
    Photographs are important for the memories they represent. You look at a picture and it conjures up thoughts, feelings, and smells that take you back to a long forgotten place. This week, pho expert Laurence from Finding the Universe is here to help…
    - 8 days ago Dec 2, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • How to Take Professional Travel Photos
    Photographs are important for the memories they represent. You look at a picture and it conjures up thoughts, feelings, and smells that take you back to a long forgotten place. Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe b…
    - 8 days ago Dec 2, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Changing My Tune: How I Learned to Love L.A.
    Posted: 11/29/18 | November 29th, 2018 Maybe it was the traffic. Maybe the smog. Maybe it was the apparent vanity of everyone I met. Or the hippie-dippie way of life (I’ve seen people pick meals by using a crystals). I know it was definitely in par…
    - 10 days ago Nov 29, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • Top Ten Places to Go for New Year’s Eve
    Countries around the world ring in the new year with fireworks, festivals, friends, parties, and, of course, kisses. It's a holiday that knows no nationality! Start your new year right by celebrating in one of the top ten places to go in the world on…
    - 20 days ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:11pm -
  • My Top 14 Hostels in Amsterdam
    Posted: 11/19/2018 | November 19th, 2018 Amsterdam will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a month there on my first trip around the world in 2006. I made local friends, wandered far and wide, and really got to know the city and its peo…
    - 21 days ago Nov 19, 2018, 12:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • Bonus Sale
    This is somewhat tricky. I certainly don’t want to be the reason for screwing it up for anyone.  So I’ll write in vaguetext. I’ve heard the same thing from a couple of you already. And others probably have similar situations without knowing it…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 9:56am -
  • Expedia Activity Bookings
    Get 30 bucks off $40 purchases for an Expedia Activity before the end of the year. No Disney or Universal, but this should work for a lot of other fun stuff – Sea World, amusement parks, tours, aquariums, museums, hikes, wine tastings, ziplining, i…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 8:01am -
  • Midweek Triple
    Like sands through the hourglass, these are the Southwest and Alaska sales. If you’re (for whatever reason) buying a gift card from Delta, you might as well pick up $25 from Airbnb. The Radisson card (formerly Club Carlson) was 85,000 for a long, l…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 8:39am -
  • Tuesday Two
    There are things I’d rather do than pay for status. Y’know, things like… Go to an all-you-can-eat sardine buffet. Host an all-night Keeping Up With The Kardashians viewing party. Get in the ring with an angry Mike Tyson. Sit in a middle seat be…
    - 6 days ago Dec 4, 2018, 10:23am -
  • The Top 25 Credit Cards
    (If you see any errors, please let me know. I try to keep a full list, but it’s a lot of information and I do make mistakes)   Significant Changes Since Last Month: -Southwest cards back to 60,000. -Capital One Venture up to 75,000. -Increased bo…
    - 7 days ago Dec 3, 2018, 8:01am -
  • United Promo
    It’s time, once again, to check in with United’s Mile Play promo and see what bonuses they’re offering. Personally, I got nothing. But it ranges from zero to “This is borderline garbage” to “I’m not offended” to “That’s pretty dam…
    - 10 days ago Nov 30, 2018, 10:10am -
  • Island Fares
    I got a bunch of emails from readers booking island flights yesterday. Nothing too unusual about that. But it was both coasts and totally different islands. So… If you’re anywhere (but particularly on the West Coast) and looking to pay for a Hawa…
    - 11 days ago Nov 29, 2018, 10:12am -
  • Midweek Cameron
    A pair of tidbits from reader Cameron… The first (which won’t be for everyone) is up to 10,000 miles for joining/flying Qatar Airways. The other one is potentially useful information. Especially if Bank of America currently likes you… Apparentl…
    - 12 days ago Nov 28, 2018, 9:47am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    If I had to guess the 3 most regularly appearing deals of the year… Gun to my head, I’d go with Delta sales, IHG PointBreaks, and Southwest sales. They’re all here today. What are the odds? (Probably like 80%)
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2018, 10:08am -
  • Start Of Week
    Some good coupons will be available from Expedia on each hour from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST today. It’s limited availability…which means this is most likely a get-there-a-little-early-if-you-want-to-take-advantage type of thing. Some of the best on…
    - 14 days ago Nov 26, 2018, 10:12am -

Doctor of Credit

  • new[FL, GA, In Branch Only] American Commerce Bank $100 Business Checking Bonus
    American Commerce Bank is offering a bonus of $100 when you open a new business checking account and complete the following requirementsThe post [FL, GA, In Branch Only] American Commerce Bank $100 Business Checking Bonus appeared first on Doctor Of…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • new[UT only] Mountain America Credit Union $100 Checking Bonus
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $100 Availability: UT only, see below Direct deposit required: Yes, no minimum specified Additional requirements: eStatements Hard/soft pull: Hard pull via Experian ChexSystems: Unknown Credit card funding…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • newList Of Free Food Opportunities
    There is nothing worse than being hungry and sometimes funds can be extremely limited. This post aims to list ways to get free food from various promotions. Keep in mind if you’re really struggling there are supports in place and you should never b…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • newAmazon Alexa: $5 Off Your First Voice Order Of $10+ Using An Alexa-enabled Device
    Amazon is offering $5 off your first voice order of $10 or more when you use an Alexa-enabled device The post Amazon Alexa: $5 Off Your First Voice Order Of $10+ Using An Alexa-enabled Device appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 14 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 1:30pm -
  • new[Offer is Back] Apply for a new Target REDcard Debit/Credit Card and Get $25 off $100 Shopping
    Update 12/09/18: Offer is back through December 15th, 2018 Update 10/8/18: Offer is back through November 3rd. (HT to reader Ally) Update 08/05/18: Offer is back for August 5th – 11th. The Offer Direct Link to offer (contains our Target shopping a…
    - 14 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • new[Sold Out] Amazon: Save on Petco and Brinker Gift Cards
    Amazon released a two new gift card deal today. All Gift Card Deals on Amazon (our affiliate link here and below) $50 Petco physical gift card for $40 – goes live at 8 am ET for Prime members $50 Brinker physical gift card for $40 – goes live a…
    - 14 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 12:58pm -
  • newBest Current Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses & Offers For December, 2018
    A list of the best current credit card sign up bonuses & offers for December, 2018. We update this page on a daily basis with any new deals and include all bonuses (we don’t use any credit card affiliate links so we can remain unbiased unlike other…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 9:34am -
  • [CA, AZ & CO] $300 FirstBank Checking Bonus – Direct Deposit Optional
    FirstBank is offering a bonus of $300 when you open a new Anywhere account and complete the following requirements: Enroll in internet banking within 60 days of account opening Receive a direct deposit of $500 OR conduct $500 in debit card transa…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:23pm -
  • Samsung Pay: 15% Off AirBnB Gift Cards/10% Off eBay Available Again
    Samsung Pay is selling a $50 Hotels.com gift card for $The post Samsung Pay: 15% Off AirBnB Gift Cards/10% Off eBay Available Again appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:10pm -
  • New Chase Offer: 10% Back At Walgreens, Google Express & More
    Looks like Chase has loaded a number of new Chase offers. These include: 10% back at Walgreens, limit of $6 back. You can try to stack it with this deal, just keep in mind the fine print does say it excludes gift cards. Hat tip to Frequent Miler. Exp…
    - 1 day ago Dec 8, 2018, 9:55pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newChase Total Checking Promotion: $200 Bonus
    Chase is offering a $200 Bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® before the deadline of 01/14/2019. To earn this bonus, you may apply online within minutes or enter your email so you can get can get a bonus code, then take that promo code to th…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2018, 2:00am -
  • newBest Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions Calendar – *Updated December 9, 2018*
    Scrolling though all our hot deals only to find most of them targeted or YMMV? Worrying about missing out on a deal or an expiration date coming up? Then check out our Hot Deals, Bank Bonuses, & Free Money Promotions Calendar that are available to…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • newTarget REDcard Discount Promotion: $25 Off $100 Purchase + 5% Off Every Day
    Shop frequently at Target? Get a Target REDcard! The Target REDcard earns you a 5% discount every day on Target purchases. Besides the 5% discount, you also get free shipping for online orders, and an extended return period. Now for a limited time on…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 8:50pm -
  • newOffice Max/Office Depot Mastercard Promotion: $10 Off $300 Purchase
    If you love getting savings on your gift cards/visa cards, we have a deal for you. Right now at participating Office Max/Office Depot locations, you can purchase a $300 MasterCard gift card and get $10 off your purchase! Please note that there is…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 8:45pm -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for December 9, 2018
    Did someone say freebies? As an average person, if someone is offering me something for free, you better believe I’m there to take up the offer. Freebies are a great way to get brands to advertise their products and connect with their customers. Pl…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 8:38pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for December 9, 2018
    Airfare prices can be expensive if you don’t know where to look, so let us do the heavy lifting and find you the cheapest flight deals anywhere! Flight deals rarely last long so if you see a deal you like from our list be sure to act fast, be spont…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 8:27pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for December 9, 2018
    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…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 8:03pm -
  • newAmex Offers Boxed Promotion: $20 Off $75 Purchase or 2,000 MR Points
    If you love buying things in bulk make sure to check your Amex account for a targeted Amex offer for Boxed. American Express is currently offering is currently offering $20 off on $75 worth of purchases online at Boxed.com or through their Mobile…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:30pm -
  • newWhite Castle Promotion: Lunch With Santa + Free Kids Meal
    White Castle, known for their tasty sliders, are having a promotion where customers can get a Lunch With Santa + Free Kids Meal in celebration of the holiday season! Mark your calendars because this will only be available on December 9, 2018. This…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:30pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Checking Promotion: 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Bonus Points
    Chase is offering qualified residents nationwide 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you start a Sapphire Banking relationship in branch and meet the requirements listed below. To get started, you have to open or upgrade to a Sapphire Bankin…
    - 23 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 4:00am -

Travel Codex

  • Review: Westgate New York City Resort
    We needed a four-night hotel stay in New York, and I originally planned to rack up some Hilton points.  Wanting to avoid the horrid “destination” fees, I settled on the Hilton Midtown East.  It was one of the few full-service Midtown hotels not…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • A Short Tour of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park
    Our first stop on our cross-country road trip was Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park.  Though best known as one of America’s best fall foliage spots, the park has plenty to offer in early summer.  On this visit, we planned to tour the park fro…
    - 9 days ago Nov 30, 2018, 8:00pm -
  • United Airlines Premium Economy Goes on Sale
    United Airlines is Premium Economy product on international flights are going on sale on December 4, 2018. United Premium economy was announced nearly a year ago, back in January 2018. Since then we have seen the product evolve and now know what rou…
    - 9 days ago Nov 30, 2018, 7:08pm -
  • Cheap Inflight WiFi on These Carriers with iPass and AirlineCheckins
    I used to enjoy being disconnected when flying, but in recent years, that has flipped, and now I tend to get online on most flights I take. If there is a flight without wifi, or where it doesn’t work, I might feel like something is missing. Previou…
    - 10 days ago Nov 30, 2018, 2:01pm -
  • Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World Release Details on New Partnership
    Hyatt and an organization of boutique properties known as Small Luxury Hotels of the World announced a new partnership on August 1, in which they would provide recognition to each others’ most elite guests. This is similar in some ways to other Hya…
    - 10 days ago Nov 29, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Review: Aer Lingus Lounge, Dublin
    Aer Lingus’ Dublin lounge is a fairly basic lounge offering services to customers flying intra-europe and transpacific flights. Since all of Aer Lingus’ long haul flights operate to the United States, there is another lounge in the Preclearance a…
    - 12 days ago Nov 28, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card
    My wife and I have been opening several new cards this year to take advantage of limited-time offers, but once we hit those spending requirements we always return to an old favorite. The Chase Freedom Unlimited® credit card is a great way to earn ex…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Impressions of Spirit Airlines’ Big Front Seat
    I recently returned from another short weekend trip to Europe.  I’ll have a trip report up eventually, but the primary purpose was to review Scandinavian’s business class.  That got me as far as Chicago, which meant I needed a positioning fligh…
    - 14 days ago Nov 26, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Adios, Avios: LAN Business Class Easter Island to Santiago
    Introduction American Airlines Admirals Club New York JFK LAN Business Class: New York to Lima LAN Economy Class: Lima to Cusco Machu Picchu LAN Economy Class: Cusco to Lima Radisson Decapolis Miraflores SUMAQ Lounge Lima LAN Business Class Lima to E…
    - 14 days ago Nov 25, 2018, 9:39pm -
  • Review: Swiss Business Class A330 Zurich to Chicago
    When looking for awards for summer travel to Europe, 3 business class seats is often a challenge. Thankfully for the return flights from Spain, we found space on Swiss on their A330. This isn’t the newest product, or the best seat, but it worked gr…
    - 20 days ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:03pm -

Maximizing Money

  • YouMail – Stop Robocalls for Free: Earn $6 Referral Credits
    Get a $6 free credit when you download the YouMail free robocall blocking service, plus earn $6 credits for referring your friends and colleagues, and then use your credits toward paid YouMail services or Amazon Gift Cards. [Read More] YouMail –…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 11:36pm -
  • Societi – Win Prizes to Predict Reality TV Shows: $5 Bonus and $1 Referrals
    Win cash prizes to predict the outcomes of your favorite reality TV shows, plus get a $5 bonus when you download the Societi App (iOS only) for free today. [Read More] Societi – Win Prizes to Predict Reality TV Shows: $5 Bonus and $1 ReferralsTh…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 9:58pm -
  • Halo Burger: Get a Free QP Burger to Scan Your First Receipt (Michigan)
    Download the Halo Burger Rewards App to get a free QP Burger after you scan your first receipt from any Halo Burger restaurant in Michigan. [Read More] Halo Burger: Get a Free QP Burger to Scan Your First Receipt (Michigan)The post Halo Burger: Ge…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 9:45pm -
  • The Home Depot Credit Card: Get $100 Discount on $1,000+ Purchase
    Get a $100 discount on a purchase of $1,000 or more at The Home Depot retail stores or HomeDepot.com when you apply for The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card. [Read More] The Home Depot Credit Card: Get $100 Discount on $1,000+ PurchaseThe post The…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 8:37pm -
  • Koho Smart Spending Account $60 Sign-Up Bonus and $60 Referrals – Canada Only
    The Koho Smart Spending Account is a free deposit account with a Koho Visa Prepaid Card that lets you make purchases anywhere Visa is accepted, send money transfers, pay bills, save money automatically and use ATMs, giving you everything that you nee…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 2:56pm -
  • Arcadia Power – $25 Wind Energy Referral Bonuses + Pay Your Energy Bill with a Credit Card
    Sign up for a free Arcadia Power account to get up to a $25 bonus for using clean wind energy through your current provider (available nationwide), plus save money on your power bill with energy-rate reductions and community solar farms, and you can…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 2:25pm -
  • Stash Invest $5 Sign-Up Bonus and $5 Referral Credits
    The Stash Invest app lets you easily invest in stocks and ETFs using personalized investment strategies with as little as $5 to get started.Plus, you can now get a Stash Invest $5 Sign-Up Bonus for new members just for opening your new Stash Invest…
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 4:39pm -
  • Uphold Digital Money Platform: $10 Bonus and $10 Referrals – $500K Giveaway
    Sign up for the Uphold $500K Referral Giveaway Contest to get a $10 sign-up bonus when you create a free Uphold account and fund it with at least $100, plus earn a $10 bonus for each friend that you refer and have a chance to win up to a $25,000 gran…
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 4:03pm -
  • MoneyLion Plus $500 5.99% APR Loans with Credit Builder $10 Bonus
    Get a better handle on your finances with the free MoneyLion app, or get access to better ways to borrow, invest and build credit with the optional paid MoneyLion Plus service, which gives you a $10 sign-up bonus and $1 daily bonuses just for logging…
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 3:53pm -
  • Framebridge Custom Framing Services 15% Discount and $15 Referrals
    Get true custom framing services online from Framebridge and save 15% off your first order, plus earn $15 credits for referring your friends to try Framebridge. [Read More] Framebridge Custom Framing Services 15% Discount and $15 ReferralsThe post…
    - 5 days ago Dec 4, 2018, 11:18pm -

Boarding Area

  • newHainan Launching Flights Between Xi’an & LAX
    We’ve seen an incredible amount of growth when it comes to aviation in China, and in particular we’ve seen huge expansion when it comes to longhaul international flights being operated by mainland Chinese carriers.This has included a lot of rout…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:55am -
  • newEbates Green Monday Promo: Up to 3x Cash Back at 600+ Stores
    Good evening everyone.  The Ebates Cash Back Shopping Assistant just alerted me that Ebates is running their Green Monday promo where you can get up to 3x cash back at 600+ stores.  Green Monday is usually the first or second Monday after Cyber Mon…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:14am -
  • newConsidering Alaska Airlines Soft Landing/Fast Track Offers vs End of year Mileage Runs
    Before you pull the trigger on a mileage run it may be worth considering your situation and whether you could get a targeted soft landing.The post Considering Alaska Airlines Soft Landing/Fast Track Offers vs End of year Mileage Runs appeared first…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 10, 2018, 12:40am -
  • newAmex Platinum Ameripriseレビュー
               これからマイルを貯め始めたい方!どのようにすればマイルが貯まるか全てわかりやすく説明しているこちらの記事を参考にしてください。   サインアップボーナス:なし…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 10, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newWow, Booked United’s Amazing Micronesia Island Hopper w/ Points & Miles!
    Far past Hawaii, in the western reaches of the Pacific Ocean, United Airlines flies…The post Wow, Booked United’s Amazing Micronesia Island Hopper w/ Points & Miles! appeared first on Point Me to the Plane.
    - 4 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 11:33pm -
  • newBiz Plat Devaluation, AA Award Sweet Spots, Hyatt Upgrade Decision & More!
    Links to this week's best posts and deals including Hyatt , Business Platinum Changes, World of Hyatt Reabte and moreThe post Biz Plat Devaluation, AA Award Sweet Spots, Hyatt Upgrade Decision & More! appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 5 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:33pm -
  • newSwiss First Lounge Zürich E – Das Hotelzimmer VIDEO
    Video Rundgang durch das St. Moritz Hotelzimmer in der Swiss First Lounge in Zürich. Ja, bei der Swiss First gibt es Hotelzimmer IN der First Lounge ...
    - 5 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:32pm -
  • newHilton Honors Gold mit 4 Stays + Hilton MVP Promo Rates
    Mit 4 Stays gibt es den Hilton Gold. Die MVP Promo Rates bringen eine Ersparnis ...
    - 5 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:21pm -
  • newWhy McDonald’s is Indispensable for Every Traveler
    The Big Mac is so ubiquitous The Economist developed a price index for the burger as a way to measure purchasing power parity across economies.McDonald’s changes its offerings to meet local demand. For instance there’s no beef in Mumbai McDonald…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • new混雑とは無縁!プライベートラウンジはいかが?
    空港には様々なサービスがあります。   搭乗のため空港へ到着するのを迎えてくれて、たくさんの荷物を運んでくれた...投稿 混雑とは無縁!プライベートラウンジはいかが? は Voyage…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:00pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Southwest Credit Card: 60,000 Points. But More Importantly, The Calendar…
    Southwest Rapid Rewards Card Southwest Airlines runs frequent promotions for its Rapid Rewards Credit Card, but now may be an optimal time to get it, given that we are at the end of the calendar year (More on that later.). I don’t offer Chase cards…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 4:39pm -
  • Chunneling One Off The Bucket List
    For those who do not know, “the Chunnel” is the nickname for the tunnel that runs under the English Channel, ultimately connecting Paris and London in under 2.5 hours. And while the the experience wasn’t nearly as exciting as I hoped it would b…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 5:11pm -
  • Ride Share Rewards Programs
    Lyft and Uber are joining the rest of the world with loyalty programs. But one is clearly better. Lyft And Uber Rewards Following an announcement from Uber last month that it would roll out a frequent-flyer style rewards program, Lyft has also announ…
    - 5 days ago Dec 4, 2018, 3:58pm -
  • Ultra-Low Cost Airlines: Coming And Going
    The only constant in the airline industry, particularly on the international front, is change. New low-cost startup airlines seem to launch every day, although that could be in the face of the one that started last year ending this year. I don’t kn…
    - 9 days ago Dec 1, 2018, 11:08am -
  • Small Luxury Hotels Of The World: Earn/Redeem Hyatt Points
    One of the downsides to the Hyatt program is the lack of luxury properties in the system. True, it has Andaz, but that’s had a hard time gaining a presence. Never heard of Andaz? Precisely. Enter Small Luxury Hotels Of The World In lieu of its own…
    - 10 days ago Nov 29, 2018, 9:24pm -
  • And Now, For Something Different: Why Business Travel Isn’t Always All It’s Cracked Up To Be
    One of the questions that I see most frequently is “How do I find a job that will get me lots of travel (and frequent flyer miles)?” I remember my first business trip, which was to New York in 2000. It was great. I got to stay in a nice hotel and…
    - 13 days ago Nov 26, 2018, 11:16pm -
  • CVS Black Friday: $17.29 In Goods For $.23
    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition has returned! CVS offers a loyalty program awards called “ExtraBucks (EB).” If you make purchases of certain products, they will give you a rebate in the form of a coupon. Every year, CVS runs a Black Friday pr…
    - 18 days ago Nov 21, 2018, 4:09pm -
  • Thanksgiving (Travel) Is Back!
    Well, it’s back. Thanksgiving traffic. Last night, I spent about 30 minutes in triple-parked traffic at the arrivals area at Boston’s Logan Airport, and it served as a reminder of what is to come. This year is going to be one of the busiest trave…
    - 20 days ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:54pm -
  • Delta Sky Club Changes: Eliminating Day Passes, Raising Prices
    Delta announced two changes at its Sky Club lounges yesterday, one good and one potentially bad. Here’s a quick peek: Goodbye, Day Passes Most people know that major airlines offer lounges, which are generally membership-based and charge a fee. Wha…
    - 24 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 2:47pm -
  • Cash And Miles Back From Holiday Shopping
    With Thanksgiving coming up in a week, it’s about to be that time of year, when advertisements turn from politics to shopping. One of my major rules for shopping on the internet is never to buy anything without getting something back for it, althou…
    - 26 days ago Nov 14, 2018, 3:16pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • Rules of Travel (Unwritten ) for all Passengers
    The rules of travel. There are rules and then there are the unwritten rules of travel. We’re most familiar with the written rules such liquid limits at airport security and how many bags are free. But the unwritten rules are the ones that the “…
    - 11 days ago Nov 28, 2018, 9:44pm -
  • Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
    Despite the popularity of its bigger sibling (the Sapphire Reserve credit card), the Sapphire Preferred remains a great alternative for all travelers. When I first became interested in points and miles the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the one card th…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2018, 12:28am -
  • Airport Security Beverages: chug or throw?
    During travel this time of year we often have that chill-reducing Starbucks or other hydration drink in hand. While we know we can’t bring liquids through airport security (repeat after me—we do know this, right?) which includes bottles of wate…
    - 16 days ago Nov 23, 2018, 11:55pm -
  • T-Mobile $5 International Roaming: Worth Buying When Traveling Abroad?
    T-Mobile’s free international roaming plan is no stranger to being raved about. It offers unlimited texting and “data at up to 2G speeds in 210+ countries”.  When traveling abroad and don’t have the interest or experience in swapping S…
    - 23 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 9:13pm -
  • Discounted Airport Lounge Access and Double Norwegian CashPoints
    Norwegian Reward and No1 Lounges are back again with an offer for discounted airport lounge access which earn double Norwegian CashPoints as well. This applies only to lounges located in these UK airports: Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Heath…
    - 24 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 10:33pm -
  • Southwest and American Airlines Settle Conspiracy to Increase Airfares Lawsuit.
    Emails and letters are announcing a partial lawsuit settlement against American, Delta, Southwest, United, Continental and US Airways. The lawsuit, that all airlines have rejected, states that the carriers listed conspired to increase fares on domest…
    - 25 days ago Nov 14, 2018, 11:51pm -
  • Hilton’s Crazy Award Math: When 5 nights cost less than 4 nights
    Recently the always excellent FrequentMiler blog crunched the numbers on a Hilton Honors phenomena that’s often not looked at accurately. We highly recommend reading Nick’s original piece for the full story, but here’s a summary for you: Why…
    - 32 days ago Nov 8, 2018, 2:48pm -
  • Discount Hotel Booking from Club 1 Hotels Saves Big
    Discount hotel booking site Club 1 Hotels recently added another 50,000 hotels to its booking engine meaning there are many more options to choose from all over the world. To celebrate, Club 1 is offering a 5% discount on all hotel bookings when y…
    - Aug 22, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Delta SkyMiles Award Sale August 2018: As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To and From the Northeastern United States
    Redeem as few as 10,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel within the 48 contiguous United States between Tuesday, September 4, 2018 through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, when all travel must be…
    - Aug 14, 2018, 7:00pm -
  • Travel Insurance: Should You Buy It or Not?
    It’s summertime and many Americans are eager to book themselves well-deserved hot and idyllic getaways. For some, this will involve planning a last minute trip to lie on a sandy white beach in a tropical island. For others it’s an ideal time to z…
    - Aug 8, 2018, 7:43pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newBack in the saddle
    Hey Folks, I was a regular contributor around here years ago and then I changed job roles in 2014, stopped traveling and lost status for many years. I changed companies in June and I will have 35 segments by next Monday. Just wanted to say hi...
    - 36 mins ago Dec 10, 2018, 2:46am -
  • newDoes National only want corporate business customers?
    I'm a very long term National customer -- like for 30 years! Every once in a while, something goes wrong but, in general, I am extremely satisfied by the service I receive from National. The Emerald Aisle is still the best program in the car rental..…
    - 37 mins ago Dec 10, 2018, 2:45am -
  • newBusiness class to India
    Any good deals for business class from Sacramento, CA to Delhi, India in Feb 2019?
    - 48 mins ago Dec 10, 2018, 2:34am -
  • newAir France paid upgrade and MQD
    I just bought a simple AF economy ticket, and received an offer from them for a paid upgrade to Premium Economy. If I take the offer, will I be earning Delta MQDs based upon the initial class of service (5%) or upon the upgraded class (30%)? Has...
    - 52 mins ago Dec 10, 2018, 2:30am -
  • newWhy the allure to Lounges?
    Hi AC FTers! I've read many posts here, and it seems a common theme that many FTers value lounges greatly. However, I don't understand this value can you explain it to me? I am operating under the assumption most FTers are paid corporate flying,..…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2018, 2:15am -
  • newAmassed points and need advice on how to use them (Amex MR, SPG, UR / honeymoon?)
    Hi all, I'm new here, so please tell me if this belongs somewhere else and I'll post it there instead. I'm new to points earning / redeeming, and I'm ready for my first redemption. I'm trying to find something good-value (rather than great...
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:59am -
  • newBA Cancels Leg, Rescheduled Flight Guarantees Misconnect
    BA sent an email this afternoon saying that our flight, BA1395, from MAN-LHR in our MAN-LHR-KRK itinerary, has been canceled. They re-booked us on BA1399 which leaves MAN at 1550 and arrives at LHR at 1655. Not quite sure why this flight was...
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:59am -
  • newAir Canada accused of 'lying' to pax to avoid paying up to $2,100 for lost luggage
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-under-fire-for-lost-luggage-and-misleading-on-compensation-limits-1.4933798
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:50am -
  • newHow many DL miles wouldMiles
    Not sure if this is the correct forum, so forgive me if it isn't. Loolking to find YYZ -AMS - NBO on KLM next year. I don't belong to Flying Blue but I'm a SkyMiles member. How many MQM would I possibly get? Thanks in advance
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:50am -
  • newTwo Awards but One Ticket
    In situations where AA requires two awards, will they be combined into one ticket? For example inter island Hawaii flights on Hawaiian can’t be added on to an award booking between the mainland and Hawaii. If you need to book LIH-HNL-DFW (no...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2018, 1:50am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newTrip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of December 09, 2018
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, S…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - December 09, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - December 09, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 9, 2018, 10:04am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of December 08, 2018
    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…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - December 08, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - December 08, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2018, 10:04am -
  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of December 07, 2018
    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…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - December 07, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - December 07, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 10:05am -
  • 2018 Poll Results and Effects
    The 2018 changes poll has concluded. Final results can be seen here. So what does this mean for the sub going forward? Short term effects All third party links in the sidebar will stay Redditsearch.io will be placed in the sidebar as the endorsed sea…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 3:23pm -

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Johnny Jet

  • Travel Style: Renee Linnell
    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: Renee Linnell appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 9:46pm -
  • 10 Things to Do in Spain’s Valencia Region
    “Look at this beautiful Mediterranean puzzle,” exclaimed our tour guide at the top of the hill, pointing to the lush landscape below. Olive groves, orange...The post 10 Things to Do in Spain’s Valencia Region appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 8:50pm -
  • The Latest Chase 5/24 Rule Changes to Look Out For
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products....The post The Latest Chase 5/24 Rule Changes to Look Out For appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 2:17pm -
  • Tell Your Doctor Where You’ve Walked With Bare Feet
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Daniel K., who built on...The post Tell Your Doctor Where You’ve Walked With Bare Feet appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Keep a Few Tissues on You Anytime You Fly
    Today’s tip is a simple one: Always keep a few tissues (or napkins, etc.) in your pockets when you’re traveling—in addition to putting a few...The post Keep a Few Tissues on You Anytime You Fly appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 5:57pm -
  • The Centurion Lounge Is Coming to Charlotte and London
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products....The post The Centurion Lounge Is Coming to Charlotte and London appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 2:15pm -
  • Travel Style: Gillie Houston
    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: Gillie Houston appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2018, 1:01am -
  • How to Keep Track of Your Epinephrine Injectors
    Hopefully, you don’t need regular access to epinephrine injectors, or know anyone who does, but if you do, you might want to look into getting...The post How to Keep Track of Your Epinephrine Injectors appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • How to Buy a Flight Gift Card You Can Use With Multiple Airlines
    Looking for a travel-related holiday gift? Check out Flightgiftcard, which provides gift cards that recipients can use to pay for flights from 300 airline partners worldwide...The post How to Buy a Flight Gift Card You Can Use With Multiple Airline…
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 9:24pm -
  • Video: Hundreds of Santas Hit the Slopes in Maine
    Last Sunday, the Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine, hosted its annual Santa Sunday charity event, in which people who donate at least $20...The post Video: Hundreds of Santas Hit the Slopes in Maine appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 5:48pm -

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