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The Points Guy

  • newBest Credit Cards To Use for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Purchases
    As we move headlong into the holiday season, I’m sure that many of you are thinking about the array of gifts you need to purchase for friends, family members, bosses and others in your lives. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen s…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:32pm -
  • newRedeem Miles for The Apartment on Etihad’s A380 Flight from JFK
    This week, Etihad launched its first A380 flight from the United States, flying daily from New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi. TPG was in The Residence on the inaugural flight, and even had a chance to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner en-route to Abu Dhabi. On t…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • newBlack Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Sales for 2015
    Well, you know there are plenty of Black Friday deals for hotels, but what about the flights you’ll need to get to your destination? If you’re headed to Asia, Europe or the South Pacific, you’re in luck! A handful of international airlines (plu…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • newBlack Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood
    Happy Black Friday! As you emerge from yesterday’s turkey-induced coma, you’ll find that plenty of hotel-related details are up and running online. Keep reading for a rundown on the offers from each major brand, all of which will be available thr…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • newWho REALLY Has the Best Airline Food?
    Welcome to Fly&Dine on TPG, a monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. Today, Jason looks at…
    - 10 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 12:30pm -
  • Hilton Now Matching Status Through March 2017
    Hilton’s top-tier Diamond status isn’t nearly as generous as Hyatt’s equivalent, which includes four confirmed suite upgrades per year, daily breakfast via room service at some properties (!) and even an ability to share perks with family and f…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 5:30pm -
  • A Home-Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner – On Etihad’s A380
    I’m incredibly fortunate to have already had many fantastic travel experiences in my life. I’ve been on some extremely memorable first-class flights around the world and I’ve eaten at incredible restaurants that I could never forget. So, when…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • Get 2,500 Free Starpoints for Trying SPG Keyless
    Around this time last year, Starwood began rolling out SPG Keyless, which lets you skip the front desk and unlock your room door at select hotels using your smartphone or Apple Watch. Now, to help drum up interest for the new service, the chain is…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 9:30pm -
  • Insider Series: Carrie’s Galley Gossip — Part Four
    In this fourth installment of “Carrie’s Galley Gossip,” TPG Insider Carrie A. Trey — a flight attendant for a major airline — shares some of her favorite stories about life at 35,000 feet. Be sure to also check out Part One, Part Two …
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Limiting Your Exposure To Illness While Traveling
    Every year, thousands of travelers become ill during their journeys. While you can’t provide yourself with 100 percent protection, TPG Contributor Christine Cantera goes over steps you can take to minimize your risks of becoming sick while on the…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 6:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newGet More Out of Airline Award Ticket Hold Policies
    Booking award flights can be a slightly stressful experience. You’re monitoring award space on multiple airline websites, searching alternate dates and routes, and before you have a chance to book the one that works best, award space disappears. Th…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newIHG Rolls Out New Deals for Holiday Season
    In preparation for the holiday shopping season, IHG just announced several exciting offers for new IHG members and existing ones. Remember, you join the IHG Rewards Club automatically when you sign up for the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card. And…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Rick’s Picks: Thoughts on Being Thankful
    In my semi-retirement, I missed the opportunity to thank all our veterans for their service two weeks ago on a Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day. Believe me, veterans, you were in our thoughts and prayers on your special day, just as we try to be…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • How Far in Advance Can You Book Hotel Nights?
    Being able to plan your vacations far in advance provides you the best opportunity to get the most value from your hard-earned points and miles. Most airlines allow you to book about 11 months in advance of your travel and with hotels you can expect…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Mystery Shopping for Free Travel: How Does it Work?
    In this hobby, we frequently hear travel being described as “free,” followed by protests over the use of that word. Award travel isn’t completely free unless annual fees are waived and you use flexible rewards points to off-set award redemption…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Travel Myths Debunked: Holiday Edition
    As I wrote about recently, the travel industry is full of myths. If you choose to believe some of these myths, you might end up losing out on some amazing opportunities. You might also be greatly disappointed when things do not go as planned, which b…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 4:48pm -
  • Seeing the World in a Weekend – Tokyo, Japan
    When we booked our weekend trip to Japan, the agenda was pretty much wide open. We knew our base was going to be near Narita Airport, as hotels there are quite cheap and come with a lot of amenities including free transportation throughout the area a…
    - 3 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 8:00am -
  • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (for Minimum Spending Requirements)
    If you are anything like me, you may elect to save your holiday shopping for the closing days of the year. My personal rationale is simple: with a rather short list, I have the luxury of waiting for the right sales to complete my holiday shopping. In…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Booking Travel With Ultimate Rewards Versus Transferring to Partners
    If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Ink Plus Business Card or the Chase Ink Bold Business Card, you’re earning one of the most valuable flexible travel rewards currencies available. When teamed with one of these cards, Ultimate Rewar…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Can You Pay for Health Insurance With a Credit Card?
    Thanks to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), individuals have more options when it comes to buying individual health insurance and paying for it themselves. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the law was g…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:00pm -

View From the Wing

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • British Airways devaluation got you down? Book with Iberia instead!
    The 4,500-Avios, short-haul British Airways Executive Club award has long been one of the most valuable things about the program for North Americans. On flights within the United States you pay neither fuel surcharges nor close-in booking fees, and y…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Don't retire to hotels, live in them!
    I've written a few speculative posts in the past based on the conceit that manufactured spend makes staying in hotels full time a cheap way to save on rent in retirement.I recently joked on Twitter that it's cheaper to stay at the Hilton in San Franc…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Do this now: select your Cash+ bonus categories for 2016's first quarter
    I got a US Bank Cash+ card a few years back as a product change from my second Flexperks Travel Rewards card. Back then the Cash+ had a somewhat more lucrative earning structure, offering a $25 prepaid Visa card as a bonus whenever you redeemed $100…
    - 8 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 10:59am -
  • How much would you pay to be able to book any flight on any day?
    Another day, another devaluation.Yesterday American Airlines announced the changes they'll be making to the AAdvantage program next year. You've likely already read all about them, but in summary, they are:Revenue-based mileage earning (beginning in…
    - 9 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Uber is no longer selling gift credit (for now)
    A few people have reached out to me on Twitter to tell me that Uber is no longer selling gift cards. Sure enough, my account (in which I had asked them to re-enable the "Gifts" option after it mysteriously disappeared) no longer showed the option of…
    - 10 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Avios and cash followup: booking that Air Berlin flight
    Last month I wrote about an Air Berlin flight from Berlin to New York City, for which I was planning to redeem British Airways Avios. I had 24,000 Avios in my account, but since British Airways allows cash to be substituted for Avios at relatively f…
    - 14 days ago Nov 13, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Portland is a city where young people go to retire
    I go to Portland, Oregon, three or four times a year. I think it's a little slice of paradise, so I thought I'd share some of the things that make it so special for me.How to get thereAmtrak. Take the Empire Builder west from Chicago or the Coast Sta…
    - 16 days ago Nov 11, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Towards a theory of hotel points and cash redemptions
    IntroductionRegular readers know that I use the concept of "imputed redemption values" to calculate the relative value of manufactured spend on co-branded hotel credit cards. I've also written about the difficulty of thinking about "points and cash"…
    - 22 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Quick hit: in defense of Blue for Business
    Yesterday I dismissed the Blue for Business American Express credit card out of hand, writing that the "product earns 1 non-flexible Membership Rewards point everywhere, which isn't very interesting."I was quickly corrected by reader Stvr, who commen…
    - 23 days ago Nov 4, 2015, 10:59am -
  • American Express cards I'm thinking about
    IntroductionWhen I say that I don't chase signup bonuses, it sometimes gives readers the impression that I don't apply for new cards or that I don't think signup bonuses are a good deal. Nothing could be further from the truth!If I need a new card, I…
    - 24 days ago Nov 3, 2015, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Major American Airlines Award Chart Devaluation Coming in 2016
    With the American Airlines and US Airways merger an award chart devaluation at some point was sure to occur. Now, on the heels of making revenue based changes American Airlines just announced an award chart devaluation. Across the board the devaluati…
    - 10 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 9:02pm -
  • Chase Increasing Offers: Sapphire Preferred 55,000 Points & Freedom 15,000 Points
    Via the Frequent Miler blog, Chase is set to increase the sign-up bonuses on both the Sapphire Preferred and the Freedom credit cards. The sign-up bonus on the Sapphire Preferred card is expected to increase to a total of 55,000 points and the Freedo…
    - 23 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 9:59am -
  • 60,000 Ink Plus & 30,000 Ink Cash Sign-up Bonuses Are Back
    Chase increased the sign-up bonus for its Ink Plus business cards to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus points. This is an additional 10,000 bonus points over the normal 50,000 offer. The bonus on the Ink Cash business credit card also bumped up by 10,…
    - 42 days ago Oct 16, 2015, 1:30pm -
  • Targeted Hyatt Visa 50,000 + 5,000 Points Sign-up Bonus Offer
    Via a post on /r/churning there appears to be a new version of a sign-up bonus offered on the Chase Hyatt Visa. The standard sign-up offer is for two free nights at any Hyatt hotel after spending $1,000 within the first three months. This is a grea…
    - 44 days ago Oct 15, 2015, 8:34am -
  • 5 Best Lightweight & Packable Down Jackets for Travel
    Down jackets are the ultimate jacket for keeping you warm—lightweight and extra packable they make one of the most efficient jackets for travel. Down jackets are actually quilted (so the feathers don’t move around) jackets which contain down fe…
    - 49 days ago Oct 10, 2015, 10:26am -
  • My Recent Chase & Barclays Retention Offers
    Several of my credit card accounts were hit with their annual fees last week. Up for renewal I always have to review and assess if it’s worth paying the annual fee and keeping the card for another year. This also means calling in and finding out i…
    - 50 days ago Oct 9, 2015, 10:07am -
  • Is Merino Wool Travel Clothing Worth The Money?
    Merino wool is often talked about as the ultimate travel and outdoor clothing material. You’ve probably heard your gear-obsessed friend bragging about their merino wool shirt that they wore 5 days in a row and it didn’t even smell. I’m a h…
    - 50 days ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:21am -
  • Amex Platinum Card Adds Hilton Gold Status As Benefit
    American Express has long offered SPG Gold status, but now they just improved the benefits of their Platinum card by adding Hilton HHonors Gold status as a card benefit. Normally to earn Hilton Gold status you need to To achieve or retain HHonors Go…
    - 52 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 7:53am -
  • Amex Offers Free FICO Score
    Starting today, those who have a personal card from American Express should be eligible to get their Experian FICO score for free! I received the following e-mail today: Read: How Credit Scores Can Be Easily Increased This is great news because you d…
    - 53 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 7:04am -
  • Increased Amex Offers! EveryDay Preferred 30k Points Bonus & Blue Cash Preferred $250 Bonus
    American Express just just increased higher sign-up bonuses on two popular everyday spending credit cards. Both offers are public and can be seen using an incognito or private browsing window. The Amex EveryDay Preferred now has a public offer of…
    - 57 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 1:43pm -


  • What I’m Thankful For
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) I am taking my usual Thanksgiving hiatus until Sunday or Monday. Enjoy your time with family, friends, and great food. We will get back to travel hacking next week. If you want to catch up on some of my fa…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 2:34pm -
  • Great, Cheap Award Space to Hawaii This Dry Winter
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Winter is the low season in Hawaii, and I think it is the best time to visit because: there is more award space lodging is cheaper it’s cold where you live but still 80 degrees in Hawaii Normally one draw…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 6:09pm -
  • They Got Me Again: Second Time I’ve Ever Had Something Stolen While Traveling
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Last night, I had something stolen for the second time ever while traveling. If you’re in the market for an iPhone 6 Plus, there might be one for cheap somewhere on the black market of Buenos Aires. Aft…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 1:37pm -
  • Up to 90,000 Bonus Miles on the Virgin Atlantic MasterCard
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) The Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard® is offering up to 90,000 bonus miles, but there are quite a few strings attached. Often, the offer page lists an end date, but this one does not. The bottom line…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Discounted Domestic Delta Awards for Winter Travel: 20k Roundtrip
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Delta is having a “Pre-Black Friday Award Sale” for roundtrip awards that cost 20,000 miles roundtrip: booked by November 30, 2015 flown January 5 to February 24, 2016 excluding February 12-16 and 19 wi…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:20pm -
  • Buy Starpoints with 25% Discount. Good Deal?
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Until December 31, 2015, you can up to 20,000 Starpoints with up to a 25% discount on the normal purchase price. Starpoints are normally sold in increments of 500 points for 3.5 cents per point. The perce…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:56pm -
  • Fantastic First Class Space to Madrid and Europe for Summer 2016
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) American Airlines is releasing a ton of First Class award space from Miami and Dallas to Madrid for July though October, 2016. This award space is easy to connect to from anywhere in the United States, and…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 1:58pm -
  • Tons of Flat Bed Business Class to Peru for 30,000 American Airlines Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) LAN Airlines is releasing a ton of flat bed Business Class award space from Washington-Dulles to Lima next Summer and Fall. LAN launches the new route on May 2, 2016 flying Sundays, Monday, and Thursdays…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 6:25pm -
  • Icelandair Flights Now Bookable with Alaska Airlines Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Alaska Airlines miles can now book Icelandair flights. This is something I have hoped for since September when the partnership was announced. Here is the award chart for Icelandair flights with Alaska Airli…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 1:44pm -
  • Extra 10% Bonus on LifeMiles Purchases: 1.4 Cents Each
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Last week I posted that LifeMiles were being sold with a 125% bonus, bringing the price down to 1.47 cents per mile. In the past I have purchased LifeMiles when the price dipped to 1.5 cents or less because…
    - 5 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 6:17pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newBUYESSAY.NET in-depth review: front rank agency to purchase academic papers instantly & on time
    Are you currently anxious about how to finish complex academic writing pieces? offers you customized solutions that really help anyone gain good scores. Essay Writing Services is actually an organisation that provides top r…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:10am -
  • On JetBlue: Let the Free Amazon Streaming Begin
    Back in May, JetBlue and Amazon announced that flyers who subscribe to Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime service would be able to stream for free tens of thousands of movies and TV shows to their laptops and mobile devices when linked to ... Read More
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 7:40pm -
  • Hilton Tests New $50 Cancellation Penalty
    Is there a limit to the number of ways the travel industry can nickel-and-dime consumers? If there is, it’s nowhere in sight. The latest is from Hilton, which is testing a new cancellation fee in around 20 properties across several ... Read More
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 6:08pm -
  • scan: unbeatable firm to receive paper on any topic readily & timely
    Are you currently apprehensive because of the necessity to finish complex educational pieces of writing? provides you customized solutions which will help anyone obtain excellent grades. Essay Writing Service…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 11:14am -
  • examination: prime service to purchase papers fast & timely
    Are you feeling apprehensive about the way to accomplish challenging collegiate pieces of writing? will provide you with customized ideas that help anyone score top grades. Essay Writing Services is truly an online…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Worldwide Travel Alert! Yawn…
    Predictably, if somewhat invisibly and ineffectually, the U.S. State Department this week issued a Worldwide Travel Alert, warning of “possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.” For anyone paying even scant attention to the cov…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:37pm -
  • Frommer’s Picks Best Places to Go in 2016
    It’s that time again, when thoughts turn to reflecting and forecasting, looking back and looking forward. You know: the best and worst and most notable of the year past. And what to do and see and watch in the year ... Read More
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:01pm -
  • Redeem Fewer Delta Miles for Award Flights
    With the increasing prevalence of spend-based mileage-earning, it’s becoming more and more difficult to squeeze outsized value from frequent-flyer miles. At least one sure-fire mileage-maximizer remains, however: periodic award discounts, which mak…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 7:35pm -
  • Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to Turks & Caicos
    Enter the J. Crew “Sand & Snow” sweepstakes by December 24, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Parrot Bay in Turks & Caicos, including air, three nights’ hotel, daily breakfast, activities, and ... Read More
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 5:08pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Thanksgiving Travel, Bad Airline Food, & More
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 6 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 5:37pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Teach English and Live in Spain
    Cat Gaa has been teaching ESL in Seville, Spain for 9 years and she shares what life is like in Spain, how others can get jobs, and what living in Spain is like. Finding work in the European Union can be quite difficult and this article shares the st…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Why You Should Never Get a Capital One Card
    There are a lot of credit cards out there for collecting points and miles and the worst one is Capital One's Venture Card. Here's why you should never get this card if you're interested in travel hacking and traveling for free. The post Why You Shou…
    - 8 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online
    Airfare is expensive and we often worry that if we buy right now, prices could drop and we’d be the person who paid the most money for the flight. Here is a step by step guide to booking your flights online and making sure you get the best deal. T…
    - 11 days ago Nov 16, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • How I Planned My Itinerary Through Southeast Asia
    Itinerary planning is a complex beast that is highly dependent on your likes and dislikes but I want to share how i go about picking places, routes, and why some places don't make the cut. This is how I decided my current route through Southeast Asia…
    - 15 days ago Nov 12, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Starting Again in Chiang Mai: The City that Inspired Me to Travel the World
    I'm back in Southeast Asia to start five months of travel and beginning in Chiang Mai, the city that inspired me to become a backpacker in the first place. It's good to finally get back on the road and to my roots again. This post explains what's com…
    - 18 days ago Nov 9, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Why Most Travel Tips Are NOT Cutting Edge: Thoughts on Travel’s Unchanging Nature
    The world of travel changes in small ways as the essential why and how never changes. Here's why you see few cutting edge travel tips and why travel doesn't have major paradigm shifts like other industries (and why that doesn't matter!)The post Why…
    - 22 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 1:25pm -
  • The NM Case Study Project: Shifting Mindset and Creating Budgets
    A few months ago, I announced a new case study program, in which I would work with a cross-section of readers and help them plan and execute their trips, walking them through all the stages of travel planning and creating a roadmap toward their dream…
    - 24 days ago Nov 3, 2015, 1:56pm -
  • How to Turn Right at Machu Picchu and Find Atlantis

    - 29 days ago Oct 29, 2015, 12:39pm -
  • A Journey of 1,000 Mint Teas: Reflections on Traveling Through Morocco
    Have you ever loved a destination but couldn’t figure out why, or a way to express your feelings? That’s my dilemma with Morocco. In August, I went with Intrepid Travel and crossed off a country that has long been on my bucket list. I rode a came…
    - 32 days ago Oct 26, 2015, 2:59pm -
  • This Site is Too Commercial (And More Great Feedback From Last Week’s Survey)
    Thanks so much to everyone who filled out the annual reader survey a few weeks ago. With over 1,000 entries, it was wonderful to read your feedback and thoughts on this website, and it’s given me great insight into what you want. Since you took the…
    - 36 days ago Oct 22, 2015, 2:15pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 91 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -



  • newBlack Friday And Cyber Monday
    Since it’s Black Friday and soon-to-be Cyber Monday, I’ll stray from the norm. Let’s talk discounts on paid fares and rooms! Here are some highlights: Travelocity – The Cyber Monday link might turn out to be better. Expedia – Black Frid…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:06am -
  • Turkey Day Stuff
    Sorry again for the periodic outages this week, guys. My hosting company has been amazing for such a long time, so I’ll cut them a little slack while they get this fixed as quickly as possible. Thanks and happy Thanksgiving! Kevin found a link to…
    - 2 days ago Nov 26, 2015, 10:28am -
  • Tech Issues
    Hey guys, I’m aware the site is down a lot right now. I apologize for that. Luckily, everything has been very glitch-free for years and this is really unusual. Probably a matter of a few days. A problem across the board with the hosting company ri…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 8:58pm -
  • A Bunch Of Miles For Magazines
    Thanks to reader Fred for this hump day alert. Apparently, United’s shopping mall is showing 40 miles per dollar on again. Fred is getting 45 miles per dollar because he has a United card. Not bad!    
    - 3 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 9:25am -
  • Tuesday
    Catching up from yesterday, since I’ve busy spying on Hyatt meetings… The new working link for that usual 90,000-mile Virgin Atlantic card is here. Through Saturday, get 20 bucks off your Visa/Mastercard gift card purchases at Office Max It’s…
    - 4 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 9:27am -
  • How To Make A Mess Of A “Giveaway”
    (This is my image of the last meeting at Hyatt headquarters) We have a lot to be thankful for this year, ladies and germs. It’s getting late, so let’s cut to the chase… We. Run. The. Hotel Game. That’s right everyone, throw your hands in…
    - 5 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 8:52am -
  • Hyatt Diamond Match
    It’s Friday again. How is this possible? Is time accelerating? Ok, here’s a good one… Surprisingly, Hyatt just tweeted that they’re once again matching to Diamond status without having to go through qualifying stays. Take advantage of this o…
    - 8 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 9:31am -
  • Requests?
    With a month’s worth of posts left in 2015, is there anything specific you’re interested in hearing from me? I sometimes feel that without comments enabled, I miss out on getting feedback from certain readers. That’s why I like to ask “for re…
    - 8 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 11:26am -
  • Hump Day Deals
    They keep coming this week… A couple days ago, I mentioned a bonus for buying American miles. There are also buying promos with Southwest, Starwood, and Hyatt. Get up to 40,000 bonus Air Canada Aeroplan miles when converting points. The Wyndham c…
    - 10 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 9:48am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Slickdeals is way too excited about it, but Chase Sapphire is up to 50,000 points. Another 5,000 points for adding a user who makes a purchase in the first 3 months. Also, a semi-exciting $150 bonus on the Chase Freedom card. 25 bucks for the addit…
    - 11 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 9:43am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newShopathome: $5 Bonus with $150 Purchase, Stack $10 Signup Bonus and with 3% on eBay
    I made a purchase yesterday at Last Call going through Shopathome and in my cashback summary I see the purchase, plus a $5 bonus for spending $150. Nice little surprise there and Google search didn’t turn up this $5 offer either so I wasn’t sure…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • new$100 Toys R Us for $85 on eBay
    Toys R Us gift card now on sale as well on eBay. $$100 Toys R Us gift card from Giftcardmall for just $85. Limit 2. We’ll add this to the list published previously. Stack with 3% from Shopathome and 2% eBay Bucks. Reselling This one is an easy mone…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 5:15pm -
  • new$200 Lowes Gift Card for $175 on eBay
    eBay just released a bunch of new gift card deals. A few minutes later and they’ve now added a Lowe’s deal. $$200 Lowes gift card from Giftcardmall for $175. Limit 1. We’ll add this to the list published previously. Stack with 3% from Shopathom…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 4:42pm -
  • newCapital One Secured Cards Can No Longer Have Funds Added To Increase Credit Limit
    Capital One secured card holders recently received a letter (below) informing them as of January 19th, 2016 they will no longer be able to add funds to their security deposit to increase their credit limit. They went on to say that if you want a high…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • neweBay Gift Card Deals: Gamestop, Sephora, iTunes, Overstock, Southwest & More!
    eBay has released a slew of new gift card deals today. Go through Shopathome for 3% cashback. Or use Plenti to meet the portal bonus. Electronic Gift Cards from Paypal Digital Gifts $60 Gamestop e-gift card for $50. Limit 4. $110 Sephora e-gift card…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 4:20pm -
  • newFree $5 Plenti for Shopping Online at Small Business
    The Offer Direct Link Plenti if offering a 500 point bonus, worth $5, for shopping online at one of the participating Shop Small merchants. The Fine Print 11/27 – 11/30 Can be combined with weekly holiday promo Must shop through the Plenti online m…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 3:44pm -
  • newCartera Launches Cashback Portal ‘Splender’
    Splender Shopping Portal The Cartera shopping network is the backdrop behind many mileage and points portals that we use, such as Southwest, United, American, Delta, Plenti and many more. They’ve now released their own cashback shopping portal cal…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 3:19pm -
  • newEarn 3x Wyndham Points On Purchases Under $25 Until December 31st
    The Offer Direct link to offer Earn 3x points per $1 spent on all purchases under $25 until December 31st, 2015 The Fine Print The “Wyndham Rewards Visa Everyday Spend Bonus Promotion” (the “Promotion”) is only available to Wyndham Reward Vis…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 3:15pm -
  • new100 Free Miles, Amazon App $5 Off, New Ritz-Carlton Program, United Eliminating A Fee & Much More
    100 Free Aeroplan Miles by Angelina Travels. Probably only worth doing if you have miles that will expire soon. Amazon App Referral Program – $5 Off $10 Purchase and $5 Coupons by Maximizing Money. Feel free to share your referral codes in the comm…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • newChase Fairmont Is Not Having New Benefits Added
    On November 22nd we reported that the Chase Fairmont was having five new benefits added, this was because cardholders received an e-mail stating that this would be the case. A Chase media representative contacted me, to let me know that this e-mail w…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 12:00pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newKroger No Fee MasterCard VISA Gift Cards Promotion
    Download the Kroger digital coupon and visit your nearest location to get No Fee MasterCard VISA Gift Cards Promotion when you buy ONE $100 MasterCard and/or VISA Gift Card, valid through November 29, 2015. You will also receive 4X Fuel Reward…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 3:39pm -
  • newHot Deals – Nespresso VertuoLine Evolu GCC1 Espresso & Coffee Maker, Lenovo 4th Generation Intel i5-4460S Desktop, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens
    Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Today we have the Nespresso VertuoLine Evolu GCC1 Espresso & Coffee Maker, Lenovo 4th Generation Intel i5-4460S Desktop, Nikon A…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 2:25pm -
  • newHot Deals – Black Friday 2015 Deals & Promotions!
    Black Friday Deals & Promotions! Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Today we have the Amazon Fire 7″ 8GB Tablet, HP 27″ IPS LED HD Monitor, 3rd Generation Nest…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 5:31am -
  • newAmerican Express Gift Card Fee Waiver and Free Shipping Promotional Codes – December, 2015
    Check out the most complete list of American Express Gift Card Fee Waiver and Free Shipping Promo Codes from below. Easily get $8.95 or $5.95 in discount savings from the free shipping codes, and $3.95 discount from the purchase fees. Your Amex gift…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 26, 2015, 11:21pm -
  • newNew BMO Harris $200 Checking Bonus
    BMO Harris $200 Bonus Offer: If you’re looking for a new bank account that allows you to handle everything online, you should check out BMO Harris, which has over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas…
    - 24 hours ago Nov 26, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • New Bank of America $100 Business Fundamentals Checking Bonus
    Bank of America $100 Bonus Offer: Are you a small business owner with simple needs like the ability to perform up to $10,000 in cash deposits per month? If that sounds like you, sign up for the Business Fundamentals Checking account from Bank of…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • Am Trust Bank Titanium Checking Review: $200 Bonus
    For residents of Napal and shoppers at the Coconut Point Mall in Florida, Am Trust Bank is offering a cash bonus of $200, when you open a Titanium Checking account. There are only 4 easy steps and you can qualify if you decide to visit them when…
    - 2 days ago Nov 26, 2015, 4:01am -
  • New Capital One 360 $25 Checking Referral Bonus
    Capital One $25 Referral Bonus: If you are in need of a free checking account with access to thousands of ATMs as well as online and mobile features, you should check out the 360 Checking account from Capital One 360 so you can receive a $25 Ca…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • New Santander Bank $500 Business Checking Plus Bonus
    Santander Bank $500 Bonus Offer: Are you a small business owner in need of higher transaction volumes and responsive and flexible banking relationships? If that sounds like you, sign up for the Business Checking Plus Account from Santander B…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • Union Community Bank No-Hassle Checking Review: $150 Bonus
    If you want to earn a cash bonus of $150, and you are a residents of Pennsylvania, then open a Hassle Free Checking account with Union Community Bank. This is an easy way to earn an extra $150 in your pocket. When you open a checking account, you w…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 6:45pm -

Travel Codex

  • newVirgin America Black Friday Fares Starting at $39
    Virgin America is offering super low fares starting at $39 one-way or 1,117 Elevate points (plus taxes and fees). Travel must be booked today, November 27, by 5 PM Pacific. Travel can be between December 12 and March 2. The headline fare appears to b…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:38pm -
  • newSave 17% on Fairmont Gift Cards (Deadline: 4 PM Eastern)
    For just a few more hours, you can take advantage of a Black Friday sale by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Purchase any number of electronic gift cards in one transaction — up to a total of $5,000 (CAD or USD) — and receive an additional 20% bonus. W…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 5:13pm -
  • Save 20-25% off Hyatt Stays This Winter
    Hyatt is offering discounts of 20% or 25% when you book by November 30 and stay by January 18. You do need a two- or three-night stay to qualify. However, I’m very glad to see that Hyatt published a list of participating properties (which was almos…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 12:30pm -
  • Delta’s Black Friday Award Sale for 10,000 Miles
    Delta Air Lines is offering discounted award travel as part of an early Black Friday sale. Tickets booked by November 30 for travel between January 5 and February 24 may be available for discounted awards. Exact origin and destination cities vary, bu…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 10:34pm -
  • Concepts Unveiled for New Singapore Airlines First and Business Class Seats
    It’s important to remember that concepts are just the imagination of what could be. Even so, proposed designs by DCA Design International for new business and first class seats on Singapore Airlines suggest that the forward cabin is becoming even…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • The Best Cities to Search for Cathay Pacific Award Space
    I’m not sure how helpful this post will actually be, but since my wife is eager for me to book us into Cathay Pacific first class before the American AAdvantage devaluation kicks in, I’ve been doing more research than usual on how to accomplish t…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 12:05pm -
  • Save $20 and Buy Your Mountain Collective Pass from Alaska Airlines
    Alaska Airlines usually offers several discounts throughout the ski season, including free flights, free ski days, and now discounts on ski passes. For those interested in skiing more than one mountain, the Mountain Collective pass offers two days at…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:52pm -
  • Quick Deal: It Pays to Think Outside the Box
    As you may have heard from a couple of different bloggers, OfficeMax has a great promotion whereby they are quite literally paying you to walk into their store and buy gift cards. The standard deal is simple: Buy $300 in gift cards and get $20 back.…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Miles and Points Are an Excellent Way to Book Ski Vacations
    Skiing is one of my favorite winter activities. Although I’m generally risk averse by nature, I’ve found that pushing myself off the top of a hill and not stopping until I reach the bottom is one of the best ways to go, sort of like pushing a bab…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • Business Frequent Flyer Programs Can Earn You More Rewards
    Almost every major domestic airline operates a separate program for businesses and business travelers. These may include additional loyalty benefits, special discounts, or just ways of tracking and monitoring your business travel. Some of these airl…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 12:05pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newTough Mudder Event Registration $10 Visa Gift Card Bonus Referrals
    Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile obstacle course that is designed to test your physical and mental strength while promoting camaraderie among participants who experience exhilarating challenges that you won't find anywhere else.Plus, the T…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • JustShareIt Car Sharing Marketplace 10% Discount and $10 Referral Credits
    JustShareIt is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace that lets you earn extra money by renting your vehicle or find a ride for less money.New renters can get a 10% JustShareIt Discount off your first rental in your neighborhood or wherever you're t…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • TodayTix Theater Tickets App $10 Discount and Referral Program
    TodayTix is an easy way to get the biggest discounts on theater tickets, including Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, in New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and London.New customers can get a $10 discount when you Down…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • FlyCleaners NYC Laundry Service $10 Discount
    FlyCleaners is an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service in New York City that provides pick-up and drop-off from 6:00 AM to Midnight, 7 days a week.Plus, new FlyCleaners customers can get a $10 discount off your first laundry and dry cleaning s…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Amazon App Referral Program – $5 Off $10 Purchase and $5 Coupons
    The Amazon App Referral Program provides new users with a $5 off $10 coupon for signing into the Amazon App for the first time, plus you'll get a $5 off $10 coupon for each new user that you refer to the Amazon App, so everybody wins.Just visit this…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Voyage Privé Travel Club Referral Program £5 Vouchers
    The Voyage Privé travel club offers up to 70% off handpicked luxury travel offers.Check out Voyage Privé to get exclusive savings on amazing vacations.The post Voyage Privé Travel Club Referral Program £5 Vouchers appeared first on Maximizing M…
    - 5 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Top Bonus Roundup on Maximizing Money: Updated November 21, 2015
    Check out this review of the best recent promotions on Maximizing Money, updated on November 21, 2015.1. $10 Promotional Code - Buy $50 in Amazon Gift Cards to get a $10 bonus promotional code.2. Chase Premier Plus Checking $300 Bonus Co…
    - 7 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:30am -
  • Poshmark Fashion Reseller Shop $10 Free Credit and $10 Referrals
    Poshmark is a fashion reseller shop that lets you buy and resell top fashion brands at up to 70% off retail prices.Plus, you can get a free $10 credit when you enter the Invite Code PPPNU when you download the Poshmark app for iOS or Android and cre…
    - 7 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:15am -
  • Discover Card 5% Cashback Bonus Categories for 2016 1st Quarter – Gas Stations and Ground Transportation
    Discover has announced the 5% Cashback Bonus categories for the 1st Quarter of 2016 will be purchases at Gas Stations and for Ground Transportation with registration beginning on December 1, 2015.Make sure you enroll in the new 2016 Discover Cash Re…
    - 7 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:11am -
  • University of Iowa Community Credit Union $50 Referral Bonuses for Both Parties
    The University of Iowa Community Credit Union is currently offering $50 referral bonuses for both parties.Updated 11/20/2015: This referral bonus has been increased to $100 through November 30, 2015.Take advantage of this University of Iowa Communi…
    - 7 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:10am -

Boarding Area

  • newBaggage Handlers Caught Playing Toss the Luggage
    Alaska Airlines baggage handlers in San Jose, California were taped tossing luggage. Apparently... for half an hour while other employees cheered them on.They may have been inspired by these Air Canada baggage handlers. But at least they weren't p…
    - 15 mins ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:28pm -
  • newCancelled Flight, Marriott Customer Service Impresses
    I’ve recently written about some problems related to our short trip to Toronto, Canada. The first problem occurred when we were supposed to go on the trip a few weeks back. I was checking my British Airways account when I noticed that our flight…
    - 31 mins ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:12pm -
  • new6 Reasons I’m The Worst Airline Passenger
    I've been blogging for nearly eight years, so I have a pretty thick skin. There's not much which offends me in the way of comments. I'll always take constructive criticism, especially from people who have a history of leaving both positive and negati…
    - 40 mins ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:03pm -
  • $500 Personalized Visas Return w/Free Shipping Today: Is It Worth It?
    $500 Visa gift cards have returned to, but there is one change that may kill the deal for some while making it just marginally good enough for others.The post $500 Personalized Visas Return w/Free Shipping Today: Is It Wo…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:35pm -
  • newNew Robot With Laser Range Finding Eyes Will Help Lost Passengers at the Airport
    Amsterdam airport will unveil a test of 'Spencer' - a robot designed to help passengers navigate the airport. Amsterdam is one of the easier airports to get around, in my view, so I'm not sure the urgency that led KLM to dedicate funds toward its de…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:54pm -
  • newEarning 10x Points On Amazon Purchases This Quarter
    As I wrote about a bit over a week ago, the Chase Freedom is offering an awesome bonus this quarter.The card ordinarily offers 5x points per dollar spent in rotating quarterly categories. The fourth quarter bonus was for 5x points at select online r…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:03pm -
  • neweBay Lots Of Discounted Gift Cards Now
    eBay has tons and tons and tons of fantastic discounted gift cards today for Black Friday! Get on over to eBay for some great savings on top stores and restaurant gift cards. You can save even more if you had purchased the eBay gift cards that were d…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:02pm -
  • newDenver to San Juan $247 & 6470MQMs at 3.8CPM weekend +1 Delta Elite Mileage Run
    I love being inspired to search for runs from readers. With a HT to Matt on twitter for finding the LONGER run and getting me going to search for the slightly cheaper one posted here as well. But, if you don’t want to fly around for a weekend+, rem…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:01pm -
  • newBlack Friday 30% Off Luggage Sale Today
    A one-day sale on Amazon for Black Friday. There are a variety of brand names and bag types on sale.The post Black Friday 30% Off Luggage Sale Today appeared first on Pizza In Motion.
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:56pm -
  • new20% Bonus on Fairmont Gift Cards!
    Finally a decent Black Friday travel deal! Fairmont hotels is offering a 20% bonus on all gift cards purchased between 1pm and 4pm ET TODAY. Only the plastic gift cards will receive the bonus (not e-gift cards) and you are limited to a bonus on up to…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:10pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newNew Shopping and Travel Rebates Page
    In honor of black Friday, I’ve added a new “Shopping & Travel Rebates” tab in the black bar right above this post. What is it? I’ve talked about shopping portals before and haven’t yet figured out why they’re not more popular. A shopping…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 2:18am -
  • Just for Fun: Maximizing Black Friday at CVS
    There are four truly great days of the year at CVS: The third day after Halloween, the third day after Easter, the third Day after Christmas and Black Friday. The first three are the days that all the candy from the holiday goes on sale. It will star…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 7:40pm -
  • Good Luck Out there Today-Prepare for Lines
    To all those traveling, good luck and give yourself plenty of time this weekend. Given the current political environment, you’re likely to be waiting a long time, even if you have pre-check. I’ve seen airlines telling people to show up as much as…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • A Father Turns TSA Lemons into Lemonade (And How You Can Help)
    I’m going to leave this post up for a day or two in the hopes that it gets a few hits. If anything noteworthy happens, I’m going to put yesterday’s date on it and it can be found after this post. I think every blogger has days when they really…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 1:32pm -
  • Hilton Hhonors: Yet Another Bonus
    One thing about Hilton this year is that their bonuses have been pretty generous. And it’s adding to that pattern. December Nightly Bonus This one’s easy. Simply sign up here an you’ll earn an additional 2,500 points for every stay of two night…
    - 6 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 3:36pm -
  • Delta Bans Pets in Cargo and the TSA Confiscates More Imaginary Items
    Cargo Ban on Pets As of March 1, 2016, pet owners will no longer be able to travel with their four-legged friends in the cargo hold. Frankly, I’m surprised that it took this long, because Delta has been one of the main offenders when it comes to pe…
    - 8 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • A Hotel Merger; A $500+ Credit Card Sign-up Bonus; Booking Delta Comfort+
    I’ll be traveling for the next few days. The time between posts may be longer than usual. There’s one benefit to airport lounges that is vastly underrated: Listening to all the business people holding “confidential” meetings, negotiations, et…
    - 10 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 7:51pm -
  • Five Reasons to Go to Paris
    Friday afternoon, I was speaking with a friend of mine in Paris as she was walking down the street. A few minutes into the conversation, she burst out laughing: She had seen a man walking a pig. She made me wait while she went over to talk to the own…
    - 12 days ago Nov 15, 2015, 8:26pm -
  • Emirates Reconfigures the A380 for You (and 614 of your closest friends)
    Every once in a while, I run across something that I can’t believe I missed. In this case, I missed it several times. Nonetheless, here it is… The A380 is the biggest passenger plane in the world. Before the recent reconfiguration, Emirates could…
    - 14 days ago Nov 13, 2015, 11:33pm -
  • airberlin to Expand US Flights
    One of things that I like most about writing this blog is getting to explore airlines that I never would have had reason to talk about otherwise. Such is the case with airberlin (Apparently, they don’t capitalize the “a” which, for some reason,…
    - 15 days ago Nov 12, 2015, 10:23pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • You Already Have The World’s Best Travel App
    We were lost. Maybe it was the fact we hadn’t stopped travelling for ten months, but Andrea and I had slipped when it came to planning. Our new plan: arrive via plane, bus or train and then figure it out...
    - 18 days ago Nov 9, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • Why Retail Cards Hurt Your Credit Score
    I have never been a big mall person. For me, spending time in a retail store is somewhere between a trip to the dentist and slow torture with no end in sight – especially with the limited risk and lucrative...
    - 26 days ago Nov 1, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Visit Russia For 72 Hours Without A Visa
    The 72-hour visa free ferry to visit Russia can save hundreds of dollars for US citizens traveling to the country. But it was bittersweet for Andrea and I, as we recently spent 4 nights at the grandiose InterContinental Moscow – and paid dearly…
    - 39 days ago Oct 19, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - 58 days ago Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - 59 days ago Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - 60 days ago Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - 61 days ago Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - 66 days ago Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - 67 days ago Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -
  • Deal Alert: $99 One Way Boston To Iceland
    WOW Air is offering an incredible deal to Iceland and a handful of other European cities, mainly departing from the northeast of the United States. $99 is the lowest fee to get there, while the...
    - 70 days ago Sep 18, 2015, 12:57pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 1 min ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:42pm -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:10pm -
  • newSofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
    I had the opportunity to stay at the newly opened Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit twice in May.The hotel is located directly on Sukhumvit Road, between Soi 13 and Soi 15; pretty much midway between Nana and Asoke skytrain stations; and next to the Ruamchi…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 4:26pm -
  • new2016 Altitude Enhancements
    Time to start pondering the enhancements for next year. Looking back in old threads, it seems that the 2015 enhancements were announced on 23 October last year. Three weeks later in the year now and still no news. So, any speculation as to what's com…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 1:18pm -
  • newAny news about Premium Membership P3(2014)?
    Any news about Premium Membership P3 (2014)? Is there an approximate lauch time? Thanks!
    - 15 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:47am -
  • newNeed Strategy Advice - Paying Down Mortgage - How To Maximize Points
    Need manufactured spend strategy to pay down $50k on mortgage over several months. If the mortgage company does not take credit card payment, are there other payment strategies people have used to maximize travel point accumulation?
    - 20 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 2:58am -
  • newReimagining Restaurant-Quality Dining at 35,000 Feet
    Hi everyone,As a follow-up to our recent news release about investments we’re making in dining onboard and in our United Clubs, we have a number of details to share about changes coming this weekend to every cabin on many of our North and Latin Am…
    - 24 hours ago Nov 26, 2015, 11:03pm -
  • Happy Thanksgiving
    So ... what are you statesiders doing today?I'm on break, having put the two turkeys (heirloom - a somethingred and a something white; I was told by the grower but forgot -,7 1/2 and 11 1/2 lb respectively) in the oven and made the squash(a butte…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 7:10pm -
  • Discount on Union Pearson Train
    If you use the UP or are planning a RT on it, they are offering a BOGO on their regular price ($27.50) til Jan 31st.You can print out this coupon or pick one up at their Union Stn or other UPX stops.Here is the article in TorStar.
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 7:00pm -
  • C-series disaster.
    Wow Airbus tosses a new engine on an old A320 and hopes to get 500 orders Bombardier has just been told by Qatar its NOT going to buy the C-series and now has orders for 114 planes..…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 6:38pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newReward booking cancellation, no cash refund?
    Booked two 4000 avios one ways. says it will refund the avios but not the money (£35). I thought that reward bookings allowed this? Now want to fly the same flights but with a long haul J flight added on. quotes £1950 for the new.…
    - 24 mins ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:19pm -
  • newStupid Thrifty Black Friday sale
    Today only. So I go to check if any of my upcoming reservations went down in price...every single location I try to put in...Nashville (and BNA), Las Vegas (and LAS), San Diego (and SAN), etc., every one says "we don't recognize that location". ...
    - 31 mins ago Nov 27, 2015, 10:12pm -
  • newSocialDrv
    Social Drv is a great service in the SF Bay Area and now they have expanded to Southern California. We have used them and they have been very reliable. They are allowed to pick up and drop off at the airport. When we arrive we.…
    - 54 mins ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:49pm -
  • new1st First (thanks to FT!)
    Hi Just a short post to say what a great resource FT is! Since joining I've received some really great deals/advice; I've always wanted to fly first in a 747 and today I managed to upgrade. A couple of months ago I booked CPH-LHR-JFK for £400…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:39pm -
  • newCannot Register for PS Bonus, but Received Offer
    Anyone else having a recent problem registering for the PS bonus targeted offer? I received a advertisement in the mail and also two (2) emails with my Mileage Plus Number (partially redacted). The most recent one said that I had not yet registered.…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:37pm -
  • newWill AA/JL let you leave NRT on a long layover after visiting lounge?
    I have a red-eye flight on JL from CGK to NRT with a 12 hour layover before my AA flight back to the US. Would it be possible to go to the AA/JL lounge to shower/rest/eat and then leave the airport after for a while? I know at HKG you can do this if.…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:19pm -
  • newOne Way LAX-CHC Booking
    Hey Guys, I have a flight to EZE on AirNZ in April and have a few weeks darting around South America! My plan is to depart from LAX. My Elite status expires 05/16 and I am planning to travel pack to NZ on the 27/05/2016 - will I still have E or...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:18pm -
  • newStranded in Kiev (UA cancels award ticket due to mistakenly suspected fraud)
    Bottom Line Up Front: United cancels award ticket at the last minute due to mistakenly suspected fraud, likely pertaining to a 20-cent refund. United offers no recourse, other than claiming they’re not responsible for stranding passengers whe…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:13pm -
  • newBeta testers sought for new EI android app
    Aer Lingus have been in touch to see if there are any FT mebers who are also android users (:eek:) and would like to test their new android app. The app is fully functioning so any bookings will be real bookings (just so you know). Anybody...
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:10pm -
  • newNext 'NICE' SIXT rental ;(
    Today rent from SIXT Fuerteventura partner office, nice PDF contract from SIXT web site but different agrrement at Fuerteventura TOP CAR /only parner, not franchising office/ staffs. At PDF Inlusive sind alle km, ein Zusatzfahrer, *Insassenschutz.…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:00pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWhat are some exotic, hidden destinations that churners can book?
    Disclaimer: So this is border line /r/travel, I'm aware - we will let the votes decide for now. I think having a few mini posts about booking different destinations (exotic beach, busy metros, off-the-grid locations) can help some people set goals an…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:52pm -
  • newSecurity flaws in Amex card numbers
    The sequence in which new Amexes are issued allows you to predict subsequent card numbers. The chip feature is easily circumvented by rewriting a track in the mag stripe. This might explain some of the fraud before getting the card. Although it doesn…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 5:35pm -
  • newMPX reimbursement still hasn't happened for me
    Original post last week: Summary: Purchased $5 Amazon GC thru MPX on Nov 15; no reimbursement yet. Did select UA as my airline. It was my SO's new PRG (not AU card)…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 4:47pm -
  • newDo you think banks use Benford's law to detect MS?
    I think credit card companies that shut down accounts for MS activities must have a formula or group of formulas they use to trigger account reviews because they have too many accounts to rely on human detection. Bankers are number crunchers, and num…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 1:44pm -
  • newThe Marketplace Morning Report on "How to use reward points on your credit card"
    submitted by Happy_Harry [link] [7 comments]
    - 10 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 1:13pm -
  • newFrustration Friday - Week of November 27, 2015
    Frustration Fridays, a place to vent about any problems or issues you've had either recently or a while ago and a place to get some advice on how to avoid those kinds of situations. Please no flaming other members, no matter how silly you think their…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 11:03am -
  • newDiamond Suite Upgrade for Hyatt Residence
    I recently got my diamond status update this past Wednesday, November 25. I originally had two nights booked fully on points at Hyatt Carmel Highlands this Thanksgiving weekend. I called to see if I can change my award to cash + points and apply my D…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 9:47am -
  • newDo I have to buy a gift card from Amazon to get the Chase Freedom 10% back, or can I just use the Amazon reload your balance button?
    submitted by wakka54 [link] [18 comments]
    - 16 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:17am -
  • newChurning in Singapore
    Hi all, I live in Singapore and dont travel much except for holidays. Points are very hard to get here and this subreddit is focused on American Credit Cards. Anyone have any tips on how to churn points here in Singapore? submitted by Lapemis [li…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:06am -
  • newToo late for Prestige in 2015?
    Citi Prestige's hefty annual fee can be offset by its $250 statement credit on air travel expenses which follow calendar year. However, a statement needs to close before the year ends to get the credit. I remember getting my first citi card and the f…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 5:40am -

Dan's Deals

  • newWhat I’m Thankful For
    Originally posted on 11/26/15: November 26, 2004. Black Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My 20th birthday. I was teaching children for a year in a school that couldn’t afford toilet paper and where it rained inside my bedroom. And it was the day I star…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:40pm -
  • newRoundup Of 57 Black Friday Deal Posts!
    Electronics: 1. Amazon Fire 7″ 8GB Tablet For Just $34.99 2. Canon Black Friday Refurbished Camera Sale. Refurbished ELPH 135 For $39.99, Refurbished ELPH 135 For $49.99, And More! 3. Roundup Of 13 Canon DSLR Camera Bundles With Printers And Access…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:34pm -
  • newBlack Friday Online Sales
    Simply click on any of the stores below and be taken directly to their Black Friday sales page.   List of codes for the sites above: -Save 20% off with code: BLACKFRI20 -Save 30% off book from Amazon with code: HOLIDAY30 -Save 30% off Clothe…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:33pm -
  • newLands’ End Black Friday Sale: Save 50% On All Outerwear And 40% Sitewide
    Lands’ End Sale Linky Use code: BLACK and Pin: 2727 Receive free shipping on $50+ orders. HT: Welder, via DDF
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:29pm -
  • newBrooks Brothers Black Friday Sale: Save 46% On Retail Store Dress Shirts!
    Brooks Brothers Black Friday Sale Linky Brooks Brothers retail store dress shirts are very high quality shirts. Their outlet shirts leave much to be desired, but their retail shirts have held up very well for me over the years and the non-iron fabric…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:50pm -
  • newToday Only: Save Up To 50% On Select Mattel & Fisher-Price Toys From Amazon
    Today Only: Save Up To 50% On Select Mattel & Fisher-Price Toys From Amazon Sample deals: -Mad Gab Game: $8.99 -Balderdash: $8.99 -Fisher-Price First Steps Collection Stack’n Learn Alphabet Blocks: $10.19 -Barbie Dance & Spin Ballerina Doll: $11.99…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:35pm -
  • newReceive A 20% Bonus When Purchasing Fairmont eGift Cards
    Fairmont eGift Cards: US Dollars Fairmont eGift Cards: Canadian Dollars Until 4pm EST today you will receive a bonus Fairmont eGift card equal to 20% of your purchase. You’ll only get 1 bonus eGift card and you can order up to $5,000 worth of eGift…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 7:11pm -
  • newSouth African: JFK Or Washington DC-Johannesburg For $643 Round-Trip
    American Express is a advertiser. -Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card or the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN.  –Bookable on Priceline. Ticke…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:59pm -
  • newBlack Friday Sale: 30% Off Any Book From Amazon!
    Related: -Lock In 25% Off At Amazon With AMEX -Earn 10-11 points per dollar with Chase Freedom ———————————————————————– Amazon Books Linky Use code (Exp: 11/29): HOLIDAY30 Valid for 1 book per Amazon ac…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:40pm -
  • newAukey 20,000mAh Portable External Battery Power Bank Charger For $17.99 From Amazon
    Aukey 20,000mAh Portable External Battery Power Bank Charger For $17.99 From Amazon Use $12 off code: QBI8OGMD -AIPower Technology: intelligently detects the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 6:33pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newWe Asked Frequent Travelers: What Do You Want This Christmas?
    Now that we are stuffed full of Thanksgiving turkey and the fixings, we’re ready to start thinking about gifts under the Christmas tree. So we asked some of your favorite frequent travelers and experts: What’s the one must-have gift that YOU wo…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 8:49pm -
  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Log Out for a Southwest Flight Search
    Log Out for a Southwest Flight Search Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mike B., who builds on the idea that logged-out airfare searches are the way to go. Says Mik…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Black Friday Travel Deals We Love
    Black Friday Travel Deals We Love Happy Thanksgiving! I know most Americans are enjoying a long weekend with their loved ones right now, but for those who aren’t or those who are traveling or working overseas, I didn’t want your inbox to be lonel…
    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • Ulster County, NY: A Four-Season Destination for Elite Athletes and Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Long known for being a four-season outdoor getaway, Ulster County, NY, is fast becoming a world-class hub for competitive endurance athletes and running enthusiasts of all levels. Perfectly suited for all-terrain training, the region offers more th…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 7:45pm -
  • U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert
    The US State Department issued a worldwide travel alert in response to “increased terrorist threats.” According to the State Department, current information suggests ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and others continue to plan terrorist attacks in…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 5:47pm -
  • Air New Zealand’s New Solution to Children Flying Alone
    Today Air New Zealand announced a brand new concept to keep worried parents less worried during their child’s domestic or international flight. Each child traveling alone will now receive an Airband from Air New Zealand when they check-in. This…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 5:32pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Free Airport and In-Air Wi-Fi through Verizon Today
    Free Airport and In-Air Wi-Fi through Verizon Today Today—November 25—Verizon is running a multi-faceted promotion it’s calling Thanksgetting. As part of Thanksgetting, Verizon customers (and seemingly non-customers, as well, with registratio…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Chicago and Cancun Top Allianz Global List of Thanksgiving Destinations
    Allianz Global Assistance revealed today that Chicago is, so far, the top domestic destination booked by travelers for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Cancun, Mexico is the top international destination booked by Americans for Turkey Day. The information c…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 11:07pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: The Probability of Getting Caught in a Terrorist Attack Abroad
    The Probability of Getting Caught in a Terrorist Attack Abroad My friend and colleague Wendy Perrin recently wrote about the probability of getting caught in a terrorist attack abroad. With the non-stop news on the Paris terrorist attacks that has ev…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 24, 2015
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: The Ultimate Fast Track for VIPs at LAX American Airlines Will Let You Pay to Reach the Next Elite Tier Lufthansa’s Flight Attendants Gearing up For Yet Another Strike This Week Air Canada is offering 12 new rou…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 1:00pm -


  • newCashback Monitor, United Benefits & Awards, Porto
    We bring you the new Cashback Monitor, learn about United Benefits & Awards, visit Porto in Portugal, visit Bora Bora and lots more. Happy Shopping!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is ad … read moreThe…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 27, 2015, 11:30am -
  • Be thankful for the next 5 minutes. Hilton HHonors Diamond too

    - 1 day ago Nov 26, 2015, 11:30am -
  • Hyatt Diamond, Iberia Awards, Eritrea, DMZ, MMS Divorce
    We show all new Hyatt Diamond members their benefits, how to book Iberia Awards to save Avios, visit Eritrea and DMZ, learn about the divorce of MMS and Emily which was a huge surprise.   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. … read moreThe post Hyatt…
    - 2 days ago Nov 25, 2015, 11:30am -
  • Hyatt Diamond Fiasco, Air Canada, Airline Pilots Parody Video
    We rant about the Hyatt Diamond fiasco status match, weep with Air Canada going revenue based, laugh at a hilarious pilots parody Video and much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is … read moreThe…
    - 3 days ago Nov 24, 2015, 11:30am -
  • More on AA Devaluation & Marriott Starwood Merger, Hilton Promos, China From Above
    We have more fun on the AA Devaluation & Marriott Starwood Merger & all the corporate BS it will unleash upon us, more Hilton Promos, Fly over China & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That … read moreThe post More on A…
    - 4 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 11:30am -
  • TBB Trip Report: Hong Kong
    Sometimes you have so many miles & points that you simply need to book something to…lower them! So I did because I can   What follows is the TBB Trip Report: Hong Kong!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. … read moreThe post TBB Trip Re…
    - 5 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 11:30am -
  • How To Support TBB – November 2015

    - 6 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 11:30am -
  • AA Devaluation Anger, Iran, T-Mobile International Roaming
    We go on ranting mode again on the AA Devaluation anger and the crap unleashed by bloggers, visit Iran, get the details on T-Mobile International Roaming and so much more! <—- obligatory exclamation mark I learned! #titanic   TBB Blog … read mor…
    - 7 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 11:30am -
  • American Airlines AADvantage Devaluation Anger, Kalach, Zoolander 2
    We cover more details on the American Airlines AADvantage devaluation which turns to anger, visit remote Kalach in Russia, laugh at the Zoolander 2 trailer and so much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! … read…
    - 8 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 11:30am -
  • AAdvantage Devaluation, Starwood Elites, Istanbul in the 1960s
    We weep again over the American Airlines AAdvantage devaluation, show you how Starwood Elites get screwed by Marriott, visit Istanbul in the 1960s & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is ad … read mo…
    - 9 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 11:00am -