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The Points Guy

  • newIs the Universal Studios Orlando Annual Pass Worth It?
    Thinking about taking your family to see Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort? Can’t wait to ride the Hogwarts Express? Be prepared for some serious sticker shock. At times, Universal Orlando ticket prices can make Disney World look downright a…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 23, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newAmerican Airlines Cuts Elite Status Earning Potential From Barclays Cards
    One of the current benefits on the AAdvantage Aviator Blue, Red, Silver and Business Mastercards is the ability to earn Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) by spending a certain amount on the card. That opportunity is being eliminated on two of these car…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:45pm -
  • new9 Haunted Spots Every Traveler Should Know About
    You don’t have to believe in phantom spirits to love a good ghost story. Just in time for Halloween, we’ve scoured the globe for some of the most haunted airports, aircraft, train stations and ships on Earth — many of which you can transit thro…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:30pm -
  • newHealthy to Hawaii: Alaska (737-800) in Economy from San Jose to Kauai
    Though it wasn't packed with frills, this coach flight to the Hawaiian island of Kauai did the trick. Pros: healthy food, friendly crew and lots of IFE. Cons: Though healthy, the food options were sparse for a five-hour flight.
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:15pm -
  • newUltimate Guide to Maximizing Your Holiday Purchases
    We are entering the holiday season, that time of year when the weather cools, the holiday displays come out (too early for some) and consumer spending reaches a frenzy. As an award travel enthusiast, there’s a key decision you need to make when it…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Cancún From $173 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:30pm -
  • newScore Incredible Awards for Cheap by Buying Alaska Miles
    Alaska Mileage Plan miles are some of the highest-valued airline miles in TPG’s valuations. And that’s not just because of the sweet spots you can get on Alaska flights. Alaska also has partnerships with a number of highly useful international a…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:15pm -
  • newIcelandair Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Shattered Windshield
    An Icelandair flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada on Friday night when the cockpit windshield shattered. Icelandair Flight 688 took off from Orlando (MCO) for Reykjavik (KEF) at 7pm ET on Friday. The airline says that while the f…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • newDrunk Passenger Pepper Sprayed at Orlando Airport
    A drunk passenger waiting for his JetBlue flight at Orlando International Airport (MCO) was pepper sprayed by police officers after causing a violent scene at the flight’s gate. The passenger, 45-year-old Brandon Strong, reportedly began harassing…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • newIt’s Official: Citi Prestige Adding 5x on Airfare & Dining, Capping 4th Night Free Use
    The Citi Prestige has earned a lasting place in my credit card lineup thanks to one benefit alone: a 4th Night Free on paid hotel bookings. I’ve used this to save thousands on hotel stays, most recently at the Silo Hotel in Capetown, where I got…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:28pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newRumor: HUGE Changes Coming To The Citi Prestige Card
    While I can't personally vouch for this, US Credit Card Guide and MilesTalk are both reporting about rumored changes that me be coming to the Citi Prestige Card. This is supposedly per a memo given directly to call center reps today. However, I haven…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:10pm -
  • new7 Reasons To Apply For The Ink Cash (Beyond The Best-Ever 50K Bonus)
    This spring, Chase launched a new welcome bonus on the Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, which is by far the biggest bonus that has ever been offered on the card. The Ink Business Cash has a bonus of $500 cash back (or 50,000 points — more on t…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 8:59pm -
  • newGreat Deal: 12% Cash Back On Marriott Stays
    Shopping portals can be a great way to earn cash back for purchases you'd make anyway. While shopping portals offer bonuses for all kinds of retailers, sometimes they even offer bonuses for airlines and hotels. At the moment there's an especially not…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 6:43pm -
  • newWOW Air Launching Flights To Vancouver
    WOW Air is the Icelandic ultra low cost carrier that has been growing like crazy the past few years. They first launched flights to the US in March 2015, with a flight between Boston and Keflavik, and since then they added service to over a dozen US…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 6:29pm -
  • newOuch: American Slashes Barclaycard EQD Earning Potential
    Over the past few years, the "big three" US airlines have made qualifying for status more complicated. Airlines have not only started awarding redeemable miles based on how much you spend rather than how much you fly, but they've also added an EQD (e…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 5:17pm -
  • newBuy Alaska Miles With Up To 40% Bonus
    Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, and they've just announced their latest promotion on purchased miles.Alaska is offering a bonus of up to 40% on purchased miles through October 28, 2018. This bonus applies as l…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 4:02pm -
  • newHere Are My Valuations Of Miles & Points
    If you check the blog's Beginners Guide To Miles & Points, you'll see that I have a section with my valuation of various points currencies. However, it has been a while since I've actually comprehensively gone through and adjusted my valuation of poi…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 3:21pm -
  • newThe 7 Best Business Credit Cards 2018
    Back in the day it was rare to see big welcome bonuses or generous rewards structures on business credit cards. That has changed, and nowadays we're seeing card issuers place huge emphasis on business credit cards. This is obviously an area where the…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • newReview: American 737 MAX Business Class Miami To Quito
    We arrived at Miami Airport at around 5:30PM, plenty early for our 7:20PM flight to Quito. Unfortunately Miami Airport has some of the worst security lines in the country, in my experience, in particular for Pre-Check.The Pre-Check line was really l…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 12:43pm -
  • newSave $75 On A $375+ Luxury Collection Stay With Amex Offers
    For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 12:08pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newSeemingly Confirmed: Cash Portion Of Hyatt Points + Cash Increasing
    Last Friday, Richard Kerr shared on TPG that World of Hyatt would be changing how the cash portion of Points + Cash bookings would be changing. Some additional evidence has come to light today that seems to confirm that these changes will indeed be c…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:43pm -
  • newGet 12% Cashback On Marriott Reservations Through Ebates
    If you need to book a paid stay at any of Marriott’s brands, it might be worth booking ASAP as Ebates is offering 12% cashback on Marriott reservations. The Deal Earn 12% cashback with Ebates when making reservations at Marriott brands. Direct link…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 6:11pm -
  • newHulu Amex Offer: Spend $5+, Get $5 Back (Limit 4 Statement Credits) – Targeted
    If you have a Hulu subscription – or were thinking of taking one out – there’s a new Amex Offer that can save you money over the next few months. The Deal Spend $5+ at Hulu.com and get $5 back. Key Terms Expires March 28, 2019. Offer valid onli…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 4:21pm -
  • newThe Luxury Collection Hotels Amex Offer: Spend $375, Get $75 Back
    In addition to the La Quinta Amex Offer, there’s another new hotel Amex Offer today. This one is for The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts – one of Marriott’s brands – and offers the chance to save up to 20% when staying at one of their prop…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 3:23pm -
  • newSuper mixed credit card combo
    In the post “Super credit card combos,” I identified combinations of bank credit cards that can lead to huge earning potential within a single rewards program.  For example, the combination of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Freedom Unlimited, and I…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:39am -
  • newLa Quinta Amex Offer: Spend $100, Get $20 Back
    A new La Quinta Amex Offer has appeared today that’s offering $20 back when spending $100+ on room rate and room charges at their US properties. The Deal Spend $100+ on room rate and room charges at La Quinta properties and get $20 back. Key Terms…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 7:45am -
  • $10 off $300 in Visa Gift Cards at Office Depot / Office Max
    Office Max / Office Depot is offering $10 off $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards. This includes many (all?) types of Visa Gift Cards through 10/27/18. The Deal Save $10 instantly when you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards Key Terms Valid 10/21/18…
    - 1 day ago Oct 21, 2018, 10:16pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: $500 Acorns Bonus, Low Fee MGCs, Marriott Amex Offer & 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. There are half a dozen deals ending this week, including a $500 Acorns bonus that’s in addition to their regular October…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2018, 10:37am -
  • Avoid London surcharges, more first class for 50K, freeing yourself for what matters
    This week in our Frequent Miler week in review around the web we have a great trick (that likely won’t last) for saving big on British Airways fuel surcharges, an intriguing story about refocusing life on what matters most, and more. Read on for ou…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2018, 12:12am -
  • Is cash king? Is there a key to Delta award space? Those answers and more…
    If you’ve ever wondered whether you should be focusing on miles or cash back, I have a simple answer: both. In this Frequent Miler week in review, we’ll cover that, Google Fi, and more. Read on for our weekly recap. My Google Fi Experience So Far…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2018, 10:38am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 32 days ago Sep 20, 2018, 7:17pm -
  • Rewards programs offering rebates on point redemptions
    A few days ago I saw Frequent Miler post some datapoints describing how folks who carry both the personal Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard and the JetBlue Business Card were receiving a total of 20% of the TrueBlue points they redeem back as a rebate…
    - 43 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 9:59am -
  • US Bank Real-Time Rewards are growing on me
    I wrote back in April about my misfired attempt to use US Bank Real-Time Rewards to pay for a hotel stay, learning the boring way that they really do enforce the $500 minimum on hotel Real-Time Rewards redemptions. But since then, I've had quite a fe…
    - 45 days ago Sep 7, 2018, 6:04pm -
  • My experience with the current Atlantic City status matches and promotions
    I just got back from a weekend in Atlantic City, where I took advantage of the status match promotions I wrote about a few weeks ago.Getting there and backOnce I made my reservation I looked into train tickets to Atlantic City, and found they were so…
    - 57 days ago Aug 27, 2018, 9:59am -
  • More digging under the hood of Choice Privileges
    The difficult thing about writing about Choice Privileges is that they have so many properties it can be tough to know precisely where to focus: the 6,000-point Quality Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon, the 30,000-point Port Inn Kennebunk in Maine, the 35,…
    - 60 days ago Aug 23, 2018, 7:28pm -
  • A positive change to Choice Privileges
    A few years back I went on a bit of a kick about Choice Privileges, the loyalty program of Choice Hotels International. My conclusion was that while the program wasn't for me, its very low starting redemptions (just 6,000 points per night) and decent…
    - 62 days ago Aug 22, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Did Barclaycard drop Arrival Plus travel statement credit redemptions back down to $25?
    Back in November, 2015, Barclaycard devalued their Arrival Plus card in two ways:they lowered the rebate on points redeemed for travel statement credits from 10% to 5%;and they raised the minimum travel statement credit redemption amount from $25 to…
    - 75 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer
    Update 10/10: The CardMatch tool is back with the 100k bonus offer for the Amex Platinum card. This 100k offer has resurfaced five times in 2018, so while not uncommon, it is worth checking again if you weren’t targeted the last time as they seem t…
    - 12 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 11:21pm -
  • $2,000 Worth of Citi Sign Up Bonuses Ending This Week (One Ends Today!)
    There are two credit cards with large sign-up bonuses that are set to expire this week. The CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard: 70,000 bonus American Airlines miles for spending $4,000 on the new card within three months of acco…
    - 13 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 11:24pm -
  • I’m Back! Preview of Tuscany Trip Report
    Hey everyone! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me as I just took a three week trip in Italy with my parents and boyfriend. Below is a little taste of what my September looked like. Our first destination was Fatorria di Maino, a hotel on…
    - 17 days ago Oct 5, 2018, 6:44pm -
  • Last Day for Blue Business Plus Sign-Up Bonus: 2x on ALL Purchases
    The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express’ appeal comes from its simple and impressive earning power. For no annual fee whatsoever, on the first $50,000 in purchases per calendar year (January 1 – December 31), it earns 2 Membersh…
    - 27 days ago Sep 26, 2018, 10:10am -
  • Sale on New Direct Singapore Awards: The World’s Longest Flight!

    - 34 days ago Sep 19, 2018, 8:22am -
  • Last Chance to Earn 5x on Freedom’s Q3 Categories
    Today, September 14, 2018, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards for the past quarter with Lyft, and at Walgreens and gas stations that you can transfer (circuitously) to Aer Lingus, British Airways, Flying Blue…
    - 38 days ago Sep 14, 2018, 2:17pm -
  • ThankYou Points to JetBlue Now Transfer 1:1
    As of today, September 13, Citi has improved its transfer rates between their reward currency, ThankYou Points, and travel partner JetBlue TrueBlue. ThankYou Points earned via the Prestige and Premier cards will transfer 1,000 to 1,000 TrueBlue point…
    - 39 days ago Sep 13, 2018, 5:56pm -
  • The Five Chase Cards You Should Apply For: Combo #2
    5/24 is a buzzword in the miles and points sphere. It refers to the fact that Chase will cut you off from eligibility for many (but not all) of their most lucrative cards once you’ve opened five credit cards from any bank whatsoever in the last 24…
    - 46 days ago Sep 6, 2018, 7:30pm -
  • Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
    Updated 9/6/18 with latest Chase Sapphire bonus rule and the Marriott-family card rules. Will you be approved for a new card? Will you get its bonus? What if you’ve already had that card and gotten its bonus before? The answers to these questions d…
    - 46 days ago Sep 6, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • United Business Class to Australia Widely Available Early Aussie Winter
    The cheapest level of Business Class award space on United–that is also the only kind of award space bookable with partner miles–is pretty wide open in the early winter months of Australia’s winter, which is early summer in the United States. M…
    - 48 days ago Sep 4, 2018, 10:35pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newBA Passenger Who Sat on Urine-Soaked Seat Dissatisfied With Airline’s Handling of Incident
    Andy Vicary was traveling business class on a British Airways flight from the UK to Jamaica when he sat on a urine-soaked plane seat. While he was able to change into dry clothing and BA crew offered him assistance, he says that he is dissatisfied wi…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:00pm -
  • newRyanair Faces Backlash Over Handling of Racist, Abusive Passenger
    Ryanair further inflamed an already contentious public relations catastrophe after offering a carefully worded non-apology after employees were accused of allowing a racist and aggressive flyer to bully a 77-year-old-woman on a recent flight. A video…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:15pm -
  • newBird Strike Grounds Loganair Strike
    On Friday of last week, a Loganair flight with 40 passengers and three crew members aboard was forced to circle back to Sumburgh Airport (LSI) after a flock of birds collided with the aircraft.
    - 5 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 8:47pm -
  • newSouthwest Flight Grounded Over Creepy Game of Footsie
    A Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas was forced to land in order for a 29-year-old passenger to be detained after attempting to rub his feet on his seatmates' legs without her consent and continuing to attempt this unprompted game of footsie after s…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 7:36pm -
  • newCrandall Urges Airline Bosses to Pay More Attention to Their Passengers
    Robert “Bob” Crandall, the man responsible for reviving American and a legendary critic of the Carter-era deregulation of the industry, is asking airline bosses to pay more attention to their dissatisfied customers, Forbes reports. Crandall offer…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newTensions Rise as Qatar Airways CEO Threatens to Exit Oneworld Alliance
    Oneworld, founded in 1999, is the third largest airline alliance globally. Its member carriers include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and others, serving over 158 countries. Oneworld’s slogan is “A…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Is Manufactured Spending Dead?
    Things are changing in the manufactured spending landscape. Once reliable options like gift card churning are becoming more challenging. Several readers have told me they’re throwing in the towel. So is manufactured spending dead?
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Ryanair Announces Bargaining Agreements With Portuguese, UK and Italian Pilots
    Ryanair was affected by widespread strikes this summer, but it has revealed that it has penned bargaining agreements with labor bodies from multiple of European nations, including Portugal, Italy, the UK and soon, Spain. Ryanair's Eddie Wilson descri…
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 11:08pm -
  • Gol Airlines: Pay More for No Middle Seat
    Gol Linhans Aereas Inteligentes has introduced a new feature for nonstop flights from Brazil to the United States: You can now pay in order to put a middle seat in between you and your seatmate aboard booked flights.
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 9:47pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: Never Work with Animals or Children
    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. Honorab…
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 9:30pm -

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.
    - 42 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.
    - 60 days ago 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.
    - 68 days ago 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.
    - 71 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 4:34am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • The Best Ruin Bars of Budapest
    Updated: 10/20/2018 | October 20th, 2018 One of the upsides to being an independent writer is that I’m my own boss. There are no deadlines, no one to pester me, and no outside burdens. I get to write about what I want when I want — the good, the…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • My Favorite Books of 2018 (So Far)
    Posted: 10/19/2018 | October 19th, 2018 I’ve been terrible this year when it comes to books. I started off with a reading bang, but writing my own book and planning TravelCon took up so much time that I must admit that I haven’t read a lot this y…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust
    Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of "dead" time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Here is a list of my favorite reads to hel…
    - 6 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 3:32pm -
  • How to Find a Cheap Hotel: Hotel Booking Sites To Use And Avoid
    As much as I love staying in hostels, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel. They are clean and quiet and feature comfy beds, strong showers, and lots of soap I can take for later. The downside is they are expensive. Wondering…
    - 8 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 17 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip
    Planning a long trip can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s step one? What’s step two? What’s step three? It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning, especially when you haven’t done something like this before. Use this step-…
    - 14 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • New York Itinerary: What to Do and See in 4 Days in NYC
    New York City, home to over 8.5 million people, contains so much to see and do, you can barely scratch the surface! It's impossible to "see" in one visit - however, there are ways to make the most of the limited time you have. So, after living here f…
    - 14 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • My 28 Favorite Places to Visit in the USA
    Updated: 10/8/2018 | October 8th, 2018 From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country ha…
    - 14 days ago Oct 8, 2018, 2:58pm -
  • Is Morocco Safe? 9 Ways to Stay Safe (and Sane) During Your Visit
    Going to Morocco was incredible, but there are a few things that you need to watch out for. Here are 9 tips on how to stay safe when you travel Morocco.The post Is Morocco Safe? 9 Ways to Stay Safe (and Sane) During Your Visit appeared first on Noma…
    - 29 days ago Sep 24, 2018, 12:26pm -
  • BIG UPDATE: GET ALL OUR BOOKS ON KINDLE NOW!

    - 39 days ago Sep 13, 2018, 2:46pm -
  • Finding Love and Home in Tbilisi, Georgia
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to Tbilisi. What I assumed would be a drab (but interesting) city was actually a vibrant, beautiful destination with great food and plenty of history. It's the kind of place you can easily feel at home at and…
    - 41 days ago Sep 12, 2018, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - 89 days ago Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & 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

  • newAmex Screwing People Again?
    Earlier this year, I posted some words about American Express (here and here). Those words were far from positive. To summarize, I headed pretty deep into is-it-possible-they-can-really-be-this-shitty territory. I had such a hard time understanding h…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 8:52am -
  • End Of Week
    Sunday through Saturday, buy $200 Mastercard gift cards at Staples with $5 off. Ain’t what promos used to be worth, but hey, it’s still something for Nerds With Inks. Can’t say I’ve booked a Points + Cash stay with IHG in my life. Will I ever…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 7:39am -
  • Non-Airport Car Rental Deal
    Thanks to reader Julie for sharing this strong weekend offer from Hertz. Looks like the sale at non-airport locations that we’ve seen in the past. Pretty nice prices (for under 100 miles per day) starting at $12.99 per day. Good one if it fits your…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2018, 7:35am -
  • Sale Stuff
    Quick-fire thoughts on the weekly sales… JetBlue (pretty subpar) Alaska (their sales always seem the same – decent) Southwest (somewhere in the solid-to-good range for them) Delta (great once again – shoot me now)
    - 6 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 7:15am -
  • Chase Sapphire Checking
    Thanks to reader Ravi for sharing this one. Probably too expensive for most ($75,000), but some of you thick-walleted types might feel differently… If you have: A Chase bank account. A Freedom or Sapphire card. Lots of cash. Then take a look at the…
    - 7 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 7:01am -
  • PreCheck At Staples
    Weirdest combinations: Dairy and seafood. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton. TSA PreCheck and Staples stores. Thanks to reader Ryan for sending that last one. Such a strange pair to come together, but hey, I’m sure it will be useful to some.
    - 8 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 8:13am -
  • Marriott Triple
    Why not take a second to register for Marriott’s latest MegaBonus promotion? While you’re at it, why not win a 2-night stay at each of Marriott/Starwood’s 29 brands? And then there’s only one good option to consider for this transfer bonus to…
    - 11 days ago Oct 12, 2018, 7:05am -
  • Delta
    “Another great Delta award sale? It’s getting predictable.” I literally just had that thought. Crazy. That would have been impossible at the start of the year. By my count, it would have been the 6th most surprising possibility to go through my…
    - 12 days ago Oct 11, 2018, 7:01am -
  • American Promo
    Like some of you, I recently got a postcard from American Airlines offering free status for 3 months. Mine was for Gold and it came with ten 500-mile upgrades (others got Platinum with 20 upgrades). Really couldn’t have been much easier. I went to…
    - 13 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 8:46am -
  • Wyndham Match
    Thanks to reader Kevin for sending this Wyndham status match page. I don’t think I’ve posted that one in the past. Then again, who the hell knows. Either way, let’s add it to the list of others mentioned lately…like Frontier, Choice, National…
    - 14 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 8:44am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newAvianca LifeMiles Credit Cards 40,000 & 60,000 Miles Bonuses After One Purchase
    Banco Popular has increased the sign up bonuses on the Avianca LifeMiles credit cards. They are offering the following:Avianca LifeMiles Vuela Visa credit card: 60,000 miles after one purchaseAvianca LifeMiles Vida Visa credit card: 40,000 miles af…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:30pm -
  • newSeamless: $10 Off $15+ With Venmo (Requires .edu E-mail)
    Seamless is offering $10 off $15+ when you use Venmo to pay. To get a code you need an .edu e-mail addressThe post Seamless: $10 Off $15+ With Venmo (Requires .edu E-mail) appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:02pm -
  • newCiti Prestige Changes: $495 Annual Fee, 4th Night Free Two Use Restriction, 5x On Dining & Air
    Citi has announced major changes to the Citi Prestige card. These changes will go live sometime in January, 2019. Changes are as follows: Card will earn 5x points on dining and air travel Card will earn 3x points on cruise lines $250 credit for air t…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:41pm -
  • new[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Spend $375+ & Receive $75 Statement Credit
    Get a one-time $75 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $375+ on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay at The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts from 10/22/2018 to The post [Targeted] AmEx Offer: Luxury…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:36pm -
  • newEbates: 12% Cashback On Marriott Reservations
    The Offer Direct link to offer Ebates is offering 12% cash back on completed Marriott bookings The Fine Print Unknown end date Cash Back is not available at the following brands: ExecuStay, Ritz Carlton, Edition, BVLGARI, Grand Residences; and at the…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:26pm -
  • newAmex Offers: $25 off $75 at Boxed.com + $20 Off For New Customers [Targeted]
    Check your American Express login for the following targeted offer:Get a $25 statement credit when spending $75+ online at Boxed.com. Amex also has an offer on their business cards to get 10% off on Boxed.com purchases. I assume you won't find both…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:04pm -
  • newGiftcards.com: $3 Off Mastercard Giftcards With Promo Code SWEETEST/SWEETHEART (10/22-10/26)
    Giftcards.com is offering $3 off Mastercard giftcards when you use promo code SWEETEST (fine print says SWEETHEART so not sure the correct one). The post Giftcards.com: $3 Off Mastercard Giftcards With Promo Code SWEETEST/SWEETHEART (10/22-10/26) a…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 8:57pm -
  • newAmex Offers: $5 off $5 at Hulu [4x], Stack with $25 Drop Offer
    Check your American Express login for an offer to get $5 back on a $5 charge at Hulu.com. Can get up to four $5 credits. The Drop app is offering a 25,000 points (worth $25) for new Hulu customers who signup.  If you combine the Amex deal and the…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 8:26pm -
  • newGiftcardzen will Migrate to Retailmenot
    Back in April 2016, Retailmenot bought second-hand gift card exchange Giftcardzen for $33M. Since then, they’ve been selling gift cards under both the Giftcardzen website, as well as at Retailmenot.com/giftcards. Their gift card purchasing program…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 8:07pm -
  • newAudible: Amazon Prime Free 3-Month Trial
    Amazon is offering a free 3-month Audible trial membership to Prime members. You'll get 1 audiobook credit each month for 3 months (3 credits in total). Standard deal is to get a free 30-day trial. This 90-day trial offer offer with no fees is quite…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 7:54pm -

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newHUGE New Rumored Citi Prestige Credit Card Changes!
    The old Citi Prestige card, Citibanks premium credit card competing with the like of Amex Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve, was actually a great card. It offered many of the same benefits as other cards, but it also offered one huge, unique benefi…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:46pm -
  • How to Get Your Free Transit Hotel with Turkish Airlines
    Turkish Airlines has a massive route network. They fly to more destinations than any other airline but that doesn’t mean those connections are always the most convenient for the average traveler. With connecting flights departing around the clock,…
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:16pm -
  • A Long Weekend Exploring Barcelona, Including the W and Le Meridien Hotels
    Barcelona is a compelling city by many measures. Unique history, amazing architecture, easy access to the Mediterranean, and great food. After our time on Mallorca, we decided to spend a few days in Barcelona before returning home. I often do fast vi…
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 11:51am -
  • Review: KLM Royal Crown Lounge 52, Amsterdam
    I arrived at Schiphol around 7:15, leaving me plenty of time for the lounge before my delayed Delta A350 departure.  At Amsterdam, Delta passengers may use KLM’s international business class lounge, the Crown Lounge Number 52.  Because of its sta…
    - 5 days ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Is the New Amex Gold Card Really That Great? A Detailed Comparison with Other Cards
    Last week American Express released the new Amex Gold Card that offers some compelling new benefits. Quite a few people, and some bloggers, got excited and immediately announced that it would be the demise of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. I did a…
    - 5 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 8:09pm -
  • Review: Hilton Seychelles Northlome
    The Hilton Seychelles Northlome Resort and Spa is an amazing 5-star resort located on the main island of Mahe. Located in the popular hotspot of Beau Vallon Bay, the Hilton Seychelles Northlome offers a private and exclusive setting for guests to res…
    - 5 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Park Suite at the Park Hyatt Mallorca
    The Park Hyatt Mallorca is a lovely property in a favorite destination for my wife and I. We have enjoyed our past trips to Spain, so this time, we wanted to visit some new places, and seeing availability with points at the Park Hyatt Mallorca for ou…
    - 10 days ago Oct 12, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Five Things to Do When You Get Your New American Express (Rose) Gold Card
    If you’re like me, you probably got a little bit excited over the news of the new American Express Gold card. Mine just came in the mail (I signed up the first day it became available) and I’ve already contacted Amex to confirm my sign-up bonus o…
    - 12 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 9:14pm -
  • Review: Gogo 2Ku Satellite WiFi and Live TV on American Airlines
    American Airlines has had Gogo inflight internet for 10 years. Until recently, this ground based technology was exceedingly slow, I’ve heard it referred to as GoSlo. Finally American is introducing faster WiFi on their domestic fleet. The legacy US…
    - 13 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Maximizing the Grocery Bonus with the New Amex Gold Card
    To say the blogosphere’s been abuzz with the new Amex Gold Card is an understatement.  Omar wrote an excellent post detailing the card’s benefits last week.  I’ve actually thought about getting the old Premier Rewards card for years, but neve…
    - 14 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newUnited Turned a Flight Around Mid-Air Due to Lack of Ground Equipment
    Last Tuesday United turned a Chicago O’Hare to Chattanooga, Tennessee around because they realized the plane was too big for their ground equipment.The flight took off from O’Hare and made it about halfway when the pilot announced they’d be tu…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:34pm -
  • newSeemingly Confirmed: Cash Portion Of Hyatt Points + Cash Increasing
    Last Friday, Richard Kerr shared on TPG that World of Hyatt would be changing how the cash portion of Points + Cash bookings would be changing. Some additional evidence has come to light today that seems to confirm that these changes will indeed be c…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:43pm -
  • newBest Strategy with Chase Sapphire Credit Cards
    Current Chase offers two versions of their Sapphire credit card, the Chase Sapphire Preferred (which has a $95 annual fee after first year) and the newer Chase Sapphire Reserve ($450 annual fee) which was released in late 2016. Both cards have the s…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:21pm -
  • newFlash Sale! Buy Alaska Miles with 40% bonus – 2.1cents a piece
    For 7 days Alaska is offering their miles for purchase with a 40% bonus, or 2.1 cents a piece.The post Flash Sale! Buy Alaska Miles with 40% bonus – 2.1cents a piece appeared first on Monkey Miles.
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:15pm -
  • newRumor: HUGE Changes Coming To The Citi Prestige Card
    While I can't personally vouch for this, US Credit Card Guide and MilesTalk are both reporting about rumored changes that me be coming to the Citi Prestige Card. This is supposedly per a memo given directly to call center reps today. However, I haven…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:10pm -
  • newHUGE New Rumored Citi Prestige Credit Card Changes!
    The old Citi Prestige card, Citibanks premium credit card competing with the like of Amex Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve, was actually a great card. It offered many of the same benefits as other cards, but it also offered one huge, unique benefi…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:46pm -
  • newSantander faz nova promoção para os Cartões AAdvantage
    Após conceder 50% de desconto na anuidade para os clientes Van Gogh e Select, o Santander decidiu fazer uma campanha pré-black friday que se inicia hoje.  Quem solicitar o cartão a partir de hoje,...Esta é apenas uma mensagem resumo. Vá no nos…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:42pm -
  • newUnited flight turns around because aircraft is “too large”
    There are a number of reasons why a flight may turn around or divert, but being "too large" isn't one that I've ever heard. At least until now.
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:38pm -
  • newReport: Citi Prestige Will Earn 5x on Air, Dining But Possible Changes to 4th Night Free on Hotels
    there's a report that the Citi Prestige card is being relaunched -- changes November 4 and possibly January 4 -- with a new earning structure. The card would offer 5 points per dollar on airline and dining spend, 3 points per dollar on other travel,…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:34pm -
  • newUnited Flight That Was Too Large Forced to Return to Airport Halfway Through Flight
    Courtesy: United Airlines United Flight That Was Too Large Forced to Return to Airport Halfway Through Flight Flights turn around for all sorts of a reasons.  But a United flight that was too large was forced to turn around before landing at Chattan…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 9:20pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Uber, Lyft, Las Vegas And The Death Of Taxis
    I was in Las Vegas last week and, for the most part, got from hotel to hotel by walking. But when I needed to go someplace farther away, I did something that I had never done before (in Las Vegas): I took a ride share. It occurred to me at the time j…
    - 2 days ago Oct 20, 2018, 6:49pm -
  • Um, About Those Elite Upgrades…
    For those of you with elite status with an airline, particularly those at the top of the pyramid, you’ve probably gotten used to at least the occasional upgrade to First Class or whatever version of “Economy Plus” your airline has. I have some…
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:44pm -
  • Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Promotion
    Well, we’re back. An undetermined technical error seems to have caused the loss of the last six months of posts, but I’m hoping that the worst is past. Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Marriott is currently running a lousy MegaBonus, with the ability to…
    - 5 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 2:47pm -
  • Maintenance Ahead…
    Due to some maintenance issues, the site will be down for an undetermined period of time. I’m hoping that it’s not long. Thank you. Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMaile…
    - 7 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 9:16pm -
  • Fly Across The Atlantic In Business For Less
    I’ll start by saying this: International business class is almost never cheap. Please don’t equate “for less” with “cheap.”   One of the best uses of frequent flyer miles is international travel, particularly in premium classes of servic…
    - May 14, 2018, 6:32pm -
  • Spirit Airlines Adding Wi-Fi Onboard
    I got an email from Spirit Airlines telling me that they had a “big announcement.” Okay, it wasn’t that big, but it was nice to know that, by next summer, Spirit will be joining the 21st century and adding Wi-Fi onboard. Is Spirit Getting Bette…
    - May 12, 2018, 9:27pm -
  • Boeing Continues To Win The Long-Haul Game
    If it seems like somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type, there’s a reason: Somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type. While there are countless  numbers of planes, two manufacturers domina…
    - May 10, 2018, 1:47pm -
  • NYC Times Square Marriott Marquis Review
    I don’t tend to write a lot of individual hotel reviews, given their limited audience, but when I have the chance to write about one of Marriott’s highest profile hotels in a high profile location, I figure that it’s worth a few minutes. And I…
    - May 8, 2018, 12:38am -
  • Marriott Rolls Out New Credit Cards; Premier Plus Looks Interesting
    As Marriott moves to combine the Starwood and Marriott Rewards programs, it is taking a necessary first step and rolling out its credit cards. Initial bonuses are often the best you’ll see for a while, so it’s worth taking a look. Marriott Reward…
    - May 4, 2018, 2:21pm -
  • Ridesharing Programs 101
    Today’s 101 topic is only tangentially related to frequent flyer programs. It’s about ride-sharing services (RSS), such as Uber and Lyft. If you’ve never used one, they may seem intimidating at first, but can save you time and money. The concep…
    - May 3, 2018, 4:58pm -

milepoint (Forums)

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newWill Iberia cancel booking for impossible itinerary?
    I redeemed a blue class award tickets for FCO-MAD, but it seems more likely than not that i’ll have to change route and go through AMS-MAD using flight on the same date at similar time with the FCO-MAD segment. I still have 9000 avios left over...
    - 24 mins ago Oct 23, 2018, 1:02am -
  • newMaking the best of what's offered
    Occasionally you find some great gems among the Emerald Aisle (EA). But that is not always the case. Usually the selection is pretty basic. So from among the standard EA selection (I Car) what are your best and least favorites?
    - 35 mins ago Oct 23, 2018, 12:51am -
  • newBA Two Week Extension
    I've read around the forum regarding the two week extension BA may apply if one is close to attain a tier or remain in a tier. Most of these threads are quite old. I was wondering if anybody has had recent experience regarding this? Any...
    - 55 mins ago Oct 23, 2018, 12:31am -
  • newPartner award splitting questions
    Hi I managed to book 4 business class awards using AA miles from Australia to Europe. All flights will be on BA or QF. For one of the legs, only economy was available at the time of booking. There are now 2 business class award seats available.…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:47pm -
  • newVirgin Atlantic Economy Delight or Delta Comfort b/w JFK & LHR
    This March, I'm planning a week in London and am considering taking Virgin Atlantic because of the AM flight from JFK. Which seat is more comfortable — Economy Delight or Delta Comfort? Which seat has better flight amenities if any? Last, do…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:32pm -
  • newJFK-FRA-SIN-SYD award availibility
    I can not find any date open for this route in either SAVER and STANDARD rate for J seats. Is this a valid route? please advise, thank you Flyertalk family :)
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:29pm -
  • newmiddle name
    Hi, I recently made a booking with Singapore airlines using my first and last name only on my ticket. I forgot to include my middle name which is also included on my passport. Will that be an issue when I check-in at the airport?
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:27pm -
  • newAA vs chase travel booking, need to book in 3 hours
    guys - I have an AA hold on etihad expiring in 3 hours so hping someone can help me with this analysis and choosing between the options for 3 adults JFK-BOM Option 1 - r/t on chase travel - approx $7000 or 475k chase ultimate reward points...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:09pm -
  • newMCE seat poaching and reclining on ground - no consequences
    So the entire MCE section of 5646 is empty except for me, and a claim jumper decided he wanted the bulkhead directly in front of me (as opposed to the other three empty bulkhead seats, including the other asile). Then he reclines. Before taxi. And...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:03pm -
  • newWhat's your "use miles vs. pay for fare" threshold for US to Europe flights?
    I'm sure this varies by person so interested in opinions, but assuming that you can get a round trip economy ticket for 45k miles on AA with few fees - what is the cost of a paid ticket that would make you use the miles instead? Or - do you always..…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:56pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • new[RUMOR] Citi Prestige to Earn 5x TYP on Dining and Air Tickets Soon!
    [Update] Citi has now announced changes via TPG. The 4th night free benefit will be limited to 2 times per calendar year, and the annual fee will become $495. ------ Today one of our readers reported that a new point earning structure will come to Ci…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 7:18pm -
  • newUltraFICO Score
    Link to article (WSJ Paywall), full text in comments tl,dr: WSJ reports FICO has developed a new score (called the UltraFICO Score) which also factors in the cash in bank accounts, and could potentially be used as an 'appeal' for recon. I don't think…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 3:40pm -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - October 22, 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…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - October 22, 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…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Boston Churning Meetup - Wed Oct 24
    Hey All - If you want to come meet up in person and chat churning... The Boston Churning Meetup is happening at the Sinclair in Harvard Sq. this Wednesday at 7pm. All are welcome. ​ The FB page for Boston Churning is.. https://www.facebook.com/grou…
    - 1 day ago Oct 21, 2018, 10:18pm -
  • Upcoming Guides
    Based on the feedback from the sub, the mods and other top guide contributors are actively working on a series of guides to help newbie churners. These guides, once done, will replace the current sidebar articles. I want to share these titles and sol…
    - 1 day ago Oct 21, 2018, 4:42pm -
  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of October 21, 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…
    - 2 days ago Oct 21, 2018, 11:04am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - October 21, 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 Oct 21, 2018, 11:04am -
  • Daily Question Thread - October 21, 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 Oct 21, 2018, 10:04am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of October 20, 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…
    - 3 days ago Oct 20, 2018, 11:05am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newHow I Overcame My Fear of Flying
      One of the most frequent questions I get via email is: How did you overcome your fear of flying? I always take the time...The post How I Overcame My Fear of Flying appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 11:50pm -
  • newTravel Instagrammer of the Week: EarthPix
    EarthPix (earthpix) You might already follow EarthPix since the account has 13.9 MILLION followers. That’s an insane amount of reach, don’t you think? EarthPix curates some...The post Travel Instagrammer of the Week: EarthPix appeared first on…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 5:00pm -
  • newTravel Book of the Week: “Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale”
    Canadian TV journalist Sean Mallen just wrote a book titled “Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale.” For me, this was perfect timing as I just...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale” appeared first on John…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 4:18pm -
  • newAlways Look Both Ways
    When I was growing up, my parents instilled in me the instinct to always look left, right and then left again before crossing any street....The post Always Look Both Ways appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 12 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • newCan You Get the American Express Gold if You Have the Premier Rewards Gold Card?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products....The post Can You Get the American Express Gold if You Have the Premier Rewards Gold Card? appeare…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 22, 2018, 12:52pm -
  • Travel Style: Tracey Carisch
    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: Tracey Carisch appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 9:02pm -
  • 5 Reasons Asheville, NC, Is America’s Greatest Fall Foliage Escape
    Over the last 15 years, Asheville, North Carolina, has been having a sort of coming-out-party. Like Portland, San Francisco or Brooklyn before it, the “Land...The post 5 Reasons Asheville, NC, Is America’s Greatest Fall Foliage Escape appeared f…
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 5:55pm -
  • Beauty Items I Won’t Leave Home Without
    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 Beauty Items I Won’t Leave Home Without appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:44pm -
  • Get to Know the Hotel Shower Before You Hop in
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Benita, who left the following...The post Get to Know the Hotel Shower Before You Hop in appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 19, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 20 Stops to Make on a Cape Breton Road Trip
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