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The Points Guy

  • newMixed bag: A review of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
    Editor’s note: During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. Instead, we have been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. However, we have resumed the publication of new, previous…
    - 19 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • newWhat still triggers Amex airline fee reimbursements?
    Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. During the pandemic, Chase and Citi expanded their criteria for what counts as travel for each of their premium card travel credits. However, Amex has held firm with t…
    - 49 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:30pm -
  • newHow to maximize points and miles on fitness and wellness spending
    Since the pandemic, many gyms have implemented strict health standards and cleaning procedures. Even as they’ve reopened, fitness looks different in the coronavirus era. At-home workouts and outdoor group fitness classes are the new ways to exercis…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • new6 mistakes you don’t want to make when booking holiday flights this year
    A big helping of stress almost always comes with planning holiday travel … even in a normal year. In 2020, it’s probably an oversized helping of stress and uncertainty. But it doesn’t have to be completely awful. TPG is here to offer tips on ho…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:30pm -
  • newYou can now use ThankYou points to meet your minimum payment requirement
    While we all love the feeling of redeeming points for a premium cabin flight or luxury hotel stay, travel (especially international) will likely continue to be limited for the foreseeable future. Flexibility in redemption options is more important no…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:00pm -
  • newDeal alert: Alaska Airlines offering 2-for-1 fares for 48 hours
    As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whe…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:08am -
  • newUnited brings back award flights starting at just 5,000 miles each way
    In the weeks following the great drop-off of life as we knew it back in March, we initially saw airlines offering deals to try and counteract the precipitous reduction in bookings. But then, as the reality of the situation sunk in, things changed. Li…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 11:30pm -
  • newConfirmed: American suspends mileage expiration through 2020
    Back in April, American Airlines released a statement announcing that it would extend AAdvantage mileage expiration through June 30, 2020. We have more good news to report because the airline just confirmed it will suspend AAdvantage miles expiration…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 11:14pm -
  • newThese Amex Offers will help you save money and make life easier right now
    Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. In the past few weeks and months, you’ve probably had to cancel or reschedule an upcoming trip due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has caused airlines to canc…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 8:00pm -
  • newHow to change or cancel an American Airlines flight
    If you’ve been traveling for a while, you know that travel arrangements don’t always go as planned. Meetings are delayed, conferences are canceled or last-minute conflicts arise. If 2020 has taught us anything, unforeseen circumstances can derail…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 7:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Award Card Approval
    The world of points and miles can be endlessly rewarding, with options such as free flights, upgrades to premium cabins, complimentary hotel rooms and discounts on gift cards and merchandise. It can also seem bewildering, if you’re a neophyte looki…
    - Mar 23, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Premium Economy the New Business Class?
    Once upon a time, all airline seats were identical. Prior to the 1950s, carriers offered the same cabin experience to all passengers, but with a twist: if you wanted better treatment you took a non-stop flight and paid more, while connecting flights…
    - Mar 20, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Priority Pass Worth It?
    A visit to an airport lounge can be a magical interlude during a day of stressful traveling. Getting into the lounge, however, can be a complicated affair. For many travelers, Priority Pass has been the solution. Founded in 1992, the company is a col…
    - Mar 16, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Easiest Ways to Meet Credit Card Spending for Bonuses
    The easiest way to quickly accumulate a stash of points or miles is through a credit card signup bonus. Meeting the minimum spending, though, can sometimes seem daunting. In most cases you have three months to do it, and spending requirements tend to…
    - Mar 13, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • How to Pick a Honeymoon Destination
    Is going to a honeymoon destination on your mind? You may be thinking of enjoying a romantic getaway if you’ve just set a date for your wedding. After all, love birds do need to fly! That doesn’t erase the fact that the thought of planning a hone…
    - Mar 11, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Avianca LifeMiles: An Underrated Frequent Flyer Program
    In the world of points and miles, hobbyists gradually become aware of the possibilities for award travel. When you’re getting started accumulating miles, you tend to look for award flights on your designated airline only. At some point, you realize…
    - Mar 9, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Best Travel Cards for 2020
    As 2020 unfolds, this is the perfect time to take stock of travel goals and develop a strategy for the coming year. Your personal plan will depend on what’s important to you: is it airline miles, hotel points, ease and comfort while traveling, or t…
    - Mar 6, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How You Can Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane
    The inside of an airplane cabin can be a scary environment during flu season. You need to know that you’re not being paranoid if you’re afraid of becoming ill after taking a flight. Unfortunately, it can be very easy to spread sickness in such a…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards for Restaurants
    Until recently, there were limited options for earning credit card rewards while dining out. In the past few years, however, many premium rewards cards have made restaurant spending just as rewarding as travel—a recognition of the fact that the two…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How to Plan for a Cruise Without Breaking the Bank
    Is a cruise just what you need to get through the doldrums of winter? You may be too afraid to even dream about taking a cruise because you assume that cruising is synonymous with spending. The truth is that cruise fares can be high. Cruise operators…
    - Feb 28, 2020, 7:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWhich US Avios Credit Card Should You Apply For?
    There are three credit cards in the US that earn Avios, which is the points currency of International Airline Group (IAG) carriers. These three cards include the:Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card (review)British Airways Visa Signature® Card (revi…
    - 46 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:33pm -
  • newQantas Sending Its 787 Fleet To The California Desert
    Qantas recently retired all of its 747s and sent all of its A380s into long term storage, and now a majority of the Australian flag carrier's 787 fleet is also going to the desert.The Boeing 787-9 has in recent years become the backbone of Qantas' l…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 11:33am -
  • newNew Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Offer Up To 9,000 Bonus Miles
    Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending.The number…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:01am -
  • newFatalities As Air India Express 737 Crash Lands
    This is absolutely tragic. An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 crash landed this evening.The flight in question was Air India Express 1344, bound from Dubai to Kozhikode. The plane operated the roughly ~1,660 mile flight as scheduled, in 3hr56min, b…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 4:27pm -
  • newSave 10% At Hyatt With Chase Offers (Targeted)
    With Chase Offers you can save money for purchases with select retailers. These promotions are targeted, and you'll see different bonuses on different card accounts. There's a great new offer for anyone who is planning a Hyatt stay in the next couple…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 3:54pm -
  • Review: United Club Infinite Card (With 100K Bonus)
    United Airlines and Chase issue several co-branded credit cards. At the moment there are increased welcome bonuses on two of the popular personal credit cards.I recently reviewed the United℠ Explorer Card. In this post wanted to take a closer look…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 1:30pm -
  • US Ends Blanket International Travel Warning
    The US has lowered its international travel warning, though there aren't many implications to this as of now.Back in March:The US State Department issued a Level 4 "Do Not Travel" health advisory for all non-essential international travelThe US Ce…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 12:10pm -
  • Munich Airport’s Epic Statue Of Liberty Impersonator
    This is probably my favorite thing I've seen all week...This week United Airlines resumed nonstop flights between Newark and Munich, after the route was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the most part there's not much fanfare associat…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 11:03am -
  • Hot Food Returning To American Admirals Clubs
    Back in March, major US airlines closed their airport lounges. This was both due to a lack of demand, as well as due to a need for updated procedures to keep guests safe.We've now seen airlines slowly start to reopen airport lounges. Initially this…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 8:33pm -
  • IATA Now Charging For COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map
    Well this is pretty disappointing...It can be extremely difficult to keep up with international travel regulations, given how frequently they change, and how complex they are.A couple of month ago I wrote about IATA's COVID-19 travel regulations ma…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 7:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHow to pronounce Qatar
    In a previous post I described my hunt for business class award flights to South Africa in which I happily found Qatar Airways business class award flights (click here to read that post).  When discussing these plans with my family, I quickly realiz…
    - 48 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:31pm -
  • newDo credit card bonus categories matter? Also: IHG status, Ventana at present and more
    When Greg kicked off this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air by saying that we had a terrific show lined up, I was worried that he was setting the bar too high off the bat. However, we had a great chat this week that involved a bunch of geeking out o…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:38am -
  • new$200 with SoFi sign up & direct deposit [Better than referral offer]
    SoFi Money is offering a great deal for new accounts that beats the current referral and is an excellent deal given super easy requirements to earn the cash. In short, you can get a $125 bonus for opening an account and depositing just $100. You can…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 6:44pm -
  • newTargeted Amex Spending Offers
    Some American Express cardholders are seeing targeted spending offers on various Amex-branded (Membership Rewards-earning) cards. The offers vary and not everyone is targeted, but it’s worth logging in to your account to look for an offer to add si…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 4:26pm -
  • new20% back at Shoprite (up to $20) with targeted Amex Offer

    - 24 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 2:28pm -
  • 10K offer still possible on Blue Business Plus
    Yesterday, the main offers for the Blue Business Plus and Blue Business Cash card changed to a new statement credit-style offer that gives up to $300 in statement credits ($100 each at Dell, DocuSign, and FedEx). While those new statement credit offe…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 12:48pm -
  • [New offer] 10% back on Hyatt via Chase Offer (up to $25 back)
    Update 8/7/20: The previous offer ended on 8/3, but a new targeted offer for Hyatt has appeared for some Chase cardholders with the same terms as below but now expiring 10/5/20. Last time, some members were targeted for 10% back and others for 15% ba…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 12:02pm -
  • Top tier status via Chase’s IHG transfer bonus
    Last week we reported that Chase is offering a 60% bonus for transferring Ultimate Rewards points to IHG.  This deal is valid through the end of August.  Nick described this as a terrible deal.  Was he right? In this post, I take another look at t…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 10:39am -
  • Delta Shopping Portal Promo: Spend $150/$350 & Get 500/1,000 Bonus Miles
    Most of the airline shopping portals are offering bonus miles when meeting certain spending thresholds right now (see Shopping Portal Bonuses: Earn Up To $100 Cashback / 2,500 Miles (Upromise, Alaska, United, Southwest & American)). Delta has joined…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 7:16am -
  • Ventana Big Sur during the pandemic — a reader’s experience
    It’s no secret that my wife and I absolutely loved our stay at Hyatt’s Ventana Big Sur.  But… we stayed before the pandemic changed everything, and before Ventana Big Sur became all-inclusive.  What is it like to stay there now?  A reader na…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 9:09pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Stop It
    I’ve become increasingly annoyed by an expression journalists and commentators use to describe public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It seems like every day I read or hear somewhere that there’s “no plan” to d…
    - 30 days ago Jul 9, 2020, 7:46pm -
  • When better-than-free grocery store manufactured spend pours
    I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we’re in a kind of golden moment for grocery store manufactured spend, with widely-held credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve, the Chase Hyatt cards, and the American Express Hilton…
    - 40 days ago Jun 29, 2020, 9:44pm -
  • The Plastiq website redesign and a "known issue" with recurring payments
    Plastiq occupies a strange space in the world of travel hacking, since almost everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, but for a wide range of different reasons. When Five Back Visa Gift Cards could be used to manufacture spend at eligible me…
    - 44 days ago Jun 25, 2020, 9:27pm -
  • Interest rates on rewards credit cards are all over the place — act accordingly
    In the range of hobbies between croquet and wingsuiting, most people recognize that travel hacking is on the more dangerous end of the spectrum. Not because you’re likely to be turned into a red blotch on the side of a mountain, but because signing…
    - 47 days ago Jun 22, 2020, 7:19pm -
  • Making the decision to keep my Delta Platinum Business card
    I wrote last month about a little experiment I was running with my American Express Delta Platinum Business companion ticket. By booking a ticket before May 31, 2020, for travel before September 30, 2020, I should be able to move the ticket to any da…
    - 51 days ago Jun 18, 2020, 6:12pm -
  • Pro tip: using the 1Password iPhone browser to painlessly add just for U offers
    On the occasion of a new Safeway offer for $10 off $100 in Visa gift cards, I thought I would share my preferred technique for adding these offers to all my just for U accounts.Logging in and out of just for U is a painLike all such services, just fo…
    - 54 days ago Jun 15, 2020, 6:03pm -
  • The more you know: earning secret Giant gas and grocery points
    I’ve been doing most of my grocery store manufactured spend lately at Safeway, since they’ve had great offers recently for better-than-free Visa and MasterCard prepaid debit cards. When these deals come along it almost doesn’t matter what credi…
    - 59 days ago Jun 10, 2020, 6:35pm -
  • Three notes on Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve grocery statement credits
    I haven’t had a Chase Sapphire card in a long time, having downgraded my Preferred years ago to a second Freedom card and replacing it with an Ink Plus card to maintain the flexibility of my Ultimate Rewards points and the ability to redeem them fo…
    - 62 days ago Jun 7, 2020, 9:57pm -
  • How I'm thinking about traveling safely
    It has been interesting, to say the least, to see how the travel industry has responded to the present crisis so far.Air travel, for example, never fully shut down as it did in the days after September 11, 2001. Routes were cut, which, perhaps counte…
    - 71 days ago May 29, 2020, 9:31pm -
  • My COVID-19 Delta companion ticket experiment (and one weird datapoint)
    Most people aren’t in a position to plan travel these days, but like me, you might be in a position where you need to book travel. In my case, that meant making a companion ticket reservation using a card I plan to cancel.News to me: Delta companio…
    - 73 days ago May 27, 2020, 10:45pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    We're excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool. The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up. Feel free to check out the tool…
    - Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough worksp…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than bu…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all of your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to drop them in the…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About United MileagePlus [In-Depth Guide]
    While it's gone through many changes United's MileagePlus remains one of the most valuable airline loyalty programs. Among U.S. frequent flyer programs, United MileagePlus offers the most ways to earn and use airline miles. It also offers perks you d…
    - Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money on stays, earning more points and more free perks and amenities when you stay at Hilton properties. Plus,…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? Most major card issuers have a credit card referral bonus program that lets you refer-a-friend to a credit card a…
    - Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2020]
    The beautiful city Budapest has a lot to offer. Not just the stunning architecture throughout Hungary's capital is taking you in, also the many impressive hotels, like the new Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest from the Unbound Collection by Hyatt will mak…
    - Feb 16, 2020, 3:06am -
  • 8 Best Ways to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (in 2020)
    The Chase Ultimate Rewards program is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs thanks to its flexibility. Ultimate Rewards points can be quite valuable when used strategically thanks to Chase's 13 airline and hotel transfer partners, but…
    - Feb 15, 2020, 6:01am -
  • 20 Ways to Earn Tons of United MileagePlus Miles [2020 Guide]
    United is one of the largest carriers in the world, along with American and Delta, with a strong frequent flyer program that allows you to earn airline miles that can be used for seat upgrades and award flights on United and its many partners. While…
    - Feb 14, 2020, 6:01am -

MileValue

  • The Future of Air Travel is Like a Box of Chocolates
    We (definitely) do not know what we are going to get. For air travel, it is already in the cards and new evidence piles into the box every day.Forrest Gump is right on the mark when it comes to air travel, tooTruth be told, no one knows the extent…
    - 19 days ago Jul 20, 2020, 4:10pm -
  • How to Choose the Best Seat on a Plane
    Whether you’re wining and dining up front, or whining and dining in the back, seat selection is of the utmost importance. And there can be big differences between seats, even among aircraft within the same airline.You may be thinking – if I see…
    - 26 days ago Jul 13, 2020, 9:23pm -
  • These Photos Prove Airlines Differ with Social Distancing
    Updated Monday, July 13 to include expanded dates of blocked seats on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue.The landscape of aviation is changing faster than a private jet en route to a private island. If you find yourself travelling, be ready for a very diff…
    - 29 days ago Jul 10, 2020, 1:11pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Cards Get Updated Coronavirus Benefits
    On July 1, Chase activated a handful of new benefits for their Sapphire cards. Customers that are no longer reaping the cards' travel benefits need reasons to keep spending on their travel cards and paying annual fees. All the new benefits are autom…
    - 36 days ago Jul 3, 2020, 6:58pm -
  • How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Star Alliance
    If you’re anything like us, nearly every moment of this pandemic has been spent dreaming of travel. Especially as we try to avoid nauseating headlines like “Corona” being on the rise for baby names. With U.S. residents barred from entering Euro…
    - 39 days ago Jun 30, 2020, 4:12am -
  • The Basics of Citi ThankYou Points
    Welcome back! Let’s continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. In this series, we are looking at:An introduction to credit cards frequented by travelersAmerican Express Membership RewardsChase Ultimate…
    - 43 days ago Jun 26, 2020, 4:40pm -
  • How Coronavirus has Affected Travel Agencies
    Today we're featuring a guest post from our friend and colleague, Freddy Lanksy, of Points Panda. He's sharing his opinion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel industry, and how travel agencies are adapting. The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a big…
    - 45 days ago Jun 24, 2020, 4:55pm -
  • How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Oneworld Alliance
    The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty. Travel within the United States is more appealing and logistically more feasible than international travel, at least to the majority and for the time being. Today we are kick…
    - 47 days ago Jun 22, 2020, 9:57pm -
  • TODAY (JUNE 15) ONLY: Earn 5x Miles or 7% Cash Back on Apple Purchases
    Six shopping portals are offering large bonuses for Apple purchases, but the deal only lasts through today, June 15. If you were already considering buying something from Apple, check out your options to earn extra rewards below.The post TODAY (JUNE…
    - 54 days ago Jun 15, 2020, 5:56pm -
  • Should You be Tempted by Chase’s “Pay Yourself Back” Offer?
    Chase is offering a new way for Sapphire card holders to redeem their Ultimate Reward (UR) points. But does it make sense for you? Let’s move about the socially-distanced cabin and take a look.What is it?Chase has dubbed it the “Pay Yourself Ba…
    - 58 days ago Jun 11, 2020, 5:24pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newAre Travelers More Likely to Fly With Social Distancing?
    In a recent American Express survey, 63 percent of Americans surveyed said they would pay extra to have an extra seat of distance between them and others, putting health requirements at the top of their demands. None-the-less, flyers are ready to tra…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 6:31pm -
  • newBREAKING: 17 Killed in Air India Express Flight 1344 Crash
    An Air India Express Boeing 737 has crashed at Kozhikode International Airport, breaking in two after skidding off the runway. Although one of the pilots is reported killed in the incident, it’s unclear how many were injured, or how the pilots lost…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 5:30pm -
  • newAre Hotels Recovering Six Months Into the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, are hotels going to recover from a lack of guests? The good news is the entire sector is seeing growth. Budget and midscale hotels are driving occupancy trends, while luxury hotels may be struggling. With travel…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 5:08pm -
  • United Announces New Credit Card Bonuses – Is It Worth It?
    Although flyers aren’t necessarily taking to the skies, United Airlines is still hoping to hook customers in with their latest credit card offers. The airline has increased bonus miles for their credit card, offering up to 100,000 miles on their to…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 9:57pm -
  • Another Airline Asks Passengers to Stop “BYOB” Attitudes
    United Airlines will become the second major American carrier to ask flyers to not bring their alcohol aboard aircraft. In a memo sent to flight attendants, crews are reminded that passengers are not allowed to consume their own alcohol “under any…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 9:04pm -
  • State Department Lifts “Level 4 Global Health Advisory” – But Does It Mean Anything?
    The U.S. State Department is no longer discouraging Americans from going abroad, by lifting the first Global Level 4 Health Advisory in history. But with many nations closing borders to Americans, is the move a hollow victory? Americans are no longer…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 8:40pm -
  • Washington Backs Plan to Extend Payroll Support Program
    A group of Republican Senators and the White House are all backing a plan to add another $25 billion to the airlines’ Payroll Support Program, after increased pressure from unions and airline executives. The additional support would help airlines k…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 7:00pm -
  • Spirit Offers 5X Points for All Bookings Through Mid-August
    Ultra-low-cost-carrier Spirit Airlines is trying to entice flyers back with even more points with every flight. For flights booked through August 18, 2020, the airline will offer five-times the points in their Free Spirit loyalty program. Spirit Airl…
    - 3 days ago Aug 5, 2020, 8:20pm -
  • New Southwest Cleaning Protocols: Disinfect Tray Tables, But Tidy Cabins
    As Southwest Airlines moves to resume flying more routes during the COVID-19 pandemic, their cleaning protocols will change. Effective Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, the airline will only disinfect tray tables, while moving back to their normal cleaning and…
    - 3 days ago Aug 5, 2020, 8:01pm -
  • Flyers Will Pay How Much for Empty Middle Seats?
    To keep middle seats open, flyers say they would pay up to a 17 percent premium on their airfare. The new research comes as airlines are split as to whether or not to book flights to capacity, or continue to block middle seats for the indefinite futu…
    - 3 days ago Aug 5, 2020, 7:25pm -

Travel is Free

  • Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles
    I was just looking at AA domestic flights and every route I’ve searched for so far has many days available for 5,000 AA miles. This goes as far as Oct 2020.The post Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Nov 20, 2019, 8:33pm -
  • Drew’s $100 Bet With The Blog-Haters
    As of today: $0.00 has been claimed by haters. (I’ll update the dollar amount the minute it changes).   To those who complain about bloggers killing your deals, I’ve got a $100 opportunity for you to prove that your deal was killed by one of tho…
    - Oct 25, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal…
    - Oct 24, 2019, 6:41pm -
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I firs…
    - Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 12 Things I’d Tell Any New Traveler
    When I left to travel the world, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t well traveled and was as green as they come. No one I knew had ever done this before. To compensate for my lack of preparedness, I followed my guidebooks and wet my feet with…
    - 29 days ago Jul 10, 2020, 12:33pm -
  • How to See Alberta: A 10-Day Suggested Driving Itinerary
    Posted: 7/6/20 | July 6th, 2020 Dalene and Pete Heck, the duo behind Hecktic Travels is also the team at Road Trip Alberta! Dalene and Pete are Alberta raised and currently living in the province’s third-biggest city, Lethbridge. Alberta is one of…
    - 33 days ago Jul 6, 2020, 9:19am -
  • My 6 Favorite Hostels in Panama City
    Posted: Panama City is known as the shipping and financial hub of Central America — but there’s much more to the city than that. Panama City is a bustling, lively city with a vibrant nightlife, tons of history, and delicious food. It’s a good h…
    - 34 days ago Jul 5, 2020, 10:00am -
  • California Road Trip: A 21-Day Suggested Itinerary
    Posted: 7/2/2020 | July 2nd, 2020 California. It’s the third-largest state in the country and home to over 40 million people and a range of environments and landscapes: dense forests in the north, rugged mountains in the east, majestic deserts in t…
    - 37 days ago Jul 2, 2020, 10:07am -
  • A 7-Day Southern California Road Trip Itinerary
    Posted: 6/29/20 | June 29th, 2020 I’ve been on many road trips around the US over the years. It’s by far my favorite way to explore the country. One state in particular is perfect for road-tripping: California. Occupying much of the West Coast, C…
    - 40 days ago Jun 29, 2020, 9:19am -
  • The 18 Best Things to See and Do in Oslo
    Posted: 6/26/2020 | June 26th, 2020 Balancing natural beauty, historic architecture, and a modern flair, Oslo, Norway’s beautiful capital, is a city that punches well above its weight. It’s small but bursting with things to do: there are countles…
    - 43 days ago Jun 26, 2020, 9:31am -
  • The 17 Best Things to See and Do in Madrid
    Posted: 6/25/2020 | June 25th, 2020 Madrid is an energetic city known for its late nights, historic sites, and delicious cuisine. It’s a massive city bursting with beautiful architecture. I’ve been to the city numerous times. It’s an incredible…
    - 44 days ago Jun 25, 2020, 9:12am -
  • Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again
    Posted: 6/22/2020 | June 22nd, 2020 If you’re like me, you might be wondering what the future of travel holds now that more countries are easing lockdowns and opening borders. I wrote about the future of travel back in March but, like everything CO…
    - 47 days ago Jun 22, 2020, 11:15am -
  • Coronavirus and Travel: What You Need to Know (Plus Resources)
    Posted: 6/18/20 | June 18th, 2020 Over the last six months, Coronavirus has devastated the world. Millions have gotten sick, hundreds of thousands have lost their lives, and entire economies have been shut down. In just a matter of weeks, entire coun…
    - 51 days ago Jun 18, 2020, 1:52pm -
  • The 8 Best Hostels in San Francisco
    Posted: 6/11/2020 | June 11th, 2020 San Francisco is a beautiful, eclectic city. Balancing its hippy roots with its modern, techie scene, San Francisco is a cool, lively, energetic city bursting with history and tons of amazing food. It’s some to h…
    - 58 days ago Jun 11, 2020, 1:49pm -

The Hustle Blog

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

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • August 2020
    The Way We Were Dear Young Readers: This one’s for you. It recently occurred to me that this is the only world you’ve ever known. “Your world” is one in which recessions come around every few years, nobody likes anything, and pandemics turn l…
    - 7 days ago Aug 1, 2020, 8:57am -
  • July 2020
    The Anti-Masker’s Rap It was late (after midnight) just a few months ago. My face was deep in ice cream like a fat Russell Crowe. I heard a crash and some bangs from the porch outside. So I picked up my bat and grabbed some cyanide. Searched up and…
    - 38 days ago Jul 1, 2020, 7:01am -
  • June 2020
    On The Doorstep I get it. You have things that are off limits, right? Certain subjects that you won’t discuss? Well…as is fairly obvious by now…I’m a weirdo. One who never got built that way. For better or worse, my life is anything but Fort…
    - 68 days ago Jun 1, 2020, 9:47am -
  • May 2020
    Quarantine Life Why is it so hard for us to be vulnerable? Countless walls. All these defenses. Well, I’ve had enough of it. I’m going to write an honest, unfiltered diary during this crazy stay-at-home time. And I’m peeling back the curtain to…
    - 99 days ago May 1, 2020, 9:08am -
  • April 2020
    Surreal Life I’m sleeping very soundly these days because of two words… Donald Trump. Sure, for just a moment, I started to wonder if he’s actually a doctor at all. But then I had a pep talk with myself. And it was really tremendous. You’ve n…
    - Apr 1, 2020, 9:53am -
  • March 2020
    A Simple Time Let’s gather around the campfire, close our eyes, and try to visualize the days of yore. Maybe we’ll even be able to remember that a society existed before the coronavirus mass freakout. Wait, I think I remember it… It’s all sta…
    - Mar 1, 2020, 10:08am -
  • February 2020
    Laker Town It’s been just over a year since I retired from writing about miles and points. I haven’t looked back to see how interesting (or strange) the things are that have popped into my head each month since. But that’s how it goes…whateve…
    - Feb 1, 2020, 10:33am -
  • January 2020
    Realistic Resolutions I should probably be more realistic about my New Year’s resolutions. Like many of you, I will eat better… For a week. I’ll look deep into the eyes of my family and friends to articulate how much they matter… Just as infr…
    - Jan 1, 2020, 8:01am -
  • December 2019
    Make It Personal “Do you have any writing tips?” I don’t think I heard that question one time in all the years I was doing the MileNerd thing. But I’ve gotten it multiple times since retiring the blog and typing whatever the hell I feel like…
    - Dec 1, 2019, 10:27am -
  • November 2019
    Road Trip It was the summer before fifth grade. My parents said, “We’re moving to West Virginia.” I climbed into the old station wagon…fiddled nervously with my calculator watch…and wondered what was waiting on the other end of this road tr…
    - Nov 1, 2019, 7:40am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newAlaska Will Let You “Get the Row” with New BOGO Sale
    Alaska Airlines has recently enhanced its COVID-19 protections with rules like greater physical distancing onboard and a no-exceptions mask policy for all travelers over the age of two. To encourage more travelers to rebook their summer and fall vaca…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:00am -
  • newU.S. State Department Withdraws “Level 4” Do Not Travel Advisory
    The U. S. State Department has withdrawn its Do Not Travel Advisory that was issued on March 19, 2020.  This advisory urged American citizens not to travel overseas due to the covid-19 pandemic. State Department Action When the pandemic first hit, i…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 3:23pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Requires Masks For All, Zero Exemptions
    Alaska Airlines is tightening mask requirements. Alaska requires all customers to wear masks at all times. Passengers may remove masks for short periods of time when eating and drinking only. Otherwise, if flying or in the airport mask on, all the ti…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 4:07pm -
  • 20% Off Uber Eats and DoorDash Gift Cards
    Fluz app users can get 20% back on Uber Eats and DoorDash gift cards. $17.50 DoorDash or Uber Eats gift cards are yours for just $14. The Uber Eats discount is currently 20% off any gift card value between $15 and $17.50 and then 1% back on everythin…
    - 3 days ago Aug 5, 2020, 6:47pm -
  • Review: Alaska Lounge LAX Covid Edition
    Alaska Airline’s network Alaska Lounges reopened to travelers on August 1. The reopening include lounges in Los Angeles, Portland, New York-JFK and Anchorage. In addition, in Seattle now both the D gate lounge and North satellite lounge is open aga…
    - 3 days ago Aug 5, 2020, 5:32pm -
  • The 737 MAX Gets One Step Closer To Return To Airline Service
    The 737 MAX which has been grounded for the past 20 months has moved to the next phase of airworthiness certification.  Yesterday, the FAA issued a directive to Boeing on the necessary changes that will be required.  The airworthiness directive (AD…
    - 4 days ago Aug 4, 2020, 4:12pm -
  • Marriott Credit Cards Earn 10X Points on Fuel and Dining
    Chase Marriott Credit Cards and American Express Marriott Credit Cards are eligible to earn a limited time bonus of up to 10x points on dining and restaurants through temporary promotions. Credit cards which usually earn bonuses on hotel stays are re…
    - 5 days ago Aug 3, 2020, 4:58pm -
  • Qatar Coming To The Rescue To British Airways Parent IAG
    Qatar Airways has agreed to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into International Airlines Group (IAG) whose airlines are struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Qatar Investment IAG plans to raise $3.3 billion dollars from investors whic…
    - 8 days ago Jul 31, 2020, 4:04pm -
  • Review: Amtrak Sleeper Bedroom During COVID-19
    A few weeks ago we took the Lake Shore Limited from New York’s Penn Station to upstate New York. Currently, due to COVID-19, Amtrak is limiting capacity in the coach cars to 50% of capacity and you have the option on the sleeper trains, like this o…
    - 11 days ago Jul 28, 2020, 6:32pm -
  • Fluz: $10 Starbucks Gift Cards and More for Less than $5
    Through the Fluz app for Android and Apple you can purchase $10 gift cards for less than $5 right now. Big savings are available thanks to two promotions which are stackable. New users or those who grow their network and invite users will earn 35% ca…
    - 15 days ago Jul 24, 2020, 5:30pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newWhy United Airlines Is Removing Seats From Its Regional Jets
    United Airlines is removing seats from its fleet of Embraer 175 jet and it’s not for social distancing… United Removes Seats From Embraer 175 Via its United Express partners, United operates a fleet of 172 76-seat regional Embraer 175 aircraft. T…
    - 10 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 2:09pm -
  • new(Last Chance) Free 5X UR Points With Staples No Fee Visa Deal (Limit of 5!)
    This week Staples is bringing back an offer that waives the fee completely on Visa Gift Cards. The $200 denominations usually have a fee of $6.95.The post (Last Chance) Free 5X UR Points With Staples No Fee Visa Deal (Limit of 5!) appeared first on…
    - 12 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 2:07pm -
  • newBig Bang Theory Actress Stars in New HBO Series ‘Flight Attendant’
    Last year Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik had a run-in with United Airlines, accusing the airline of slamming the boarding door of a Houston - Los Angeles flight in her face.Now her co-star Kaley Cuoco is nearly ready to debut her next role in…
    - 15 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 2:04pm -
  • newEarn Up to 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles by Shopping for Back to School 2020
    Effective through Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles — in addition to the standard SkyMiles earned — during the Back to School Bonus campaign at the Sk…
    - 16 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 2:03pm -
  • newWhich US Avios Credit Card Should You Apply For?
    There are three credit cards in the US that earn Avios, which is the points currency of International Airline Group (IAG) carriers. These three cards include the:Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card (review)British Airways Visa Signature® Card (revi…
    - 46 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:33pm -
  • newHow to pronounce Qatar
    In a previous post I described my hunt for business class award flights to South Africa in which I happily found Qatar Airways business class award flights (click here to read that post).  When discussing these plans with my family, I quickly realiz…
    - 48 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:31pm -
  • newU.S. In Japan’s Reopening, Why Planes Fly At Higher Altitude Now, Why Hotels Put Chocolate On Your Pillow, When I Met Dave Chappelle At WDW
    Hello, travel friends and happy Saturday to you and yours! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to sometimes what others wrote…The post U.S. In Japan’s Reopening, Why Planes Fly At Higher Altitude Now…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:09pm -
  • newBrussels Airlines aligns its fares with Lufthansa Group
    Brussels Airlines is being a little less surreal with its pricing policy, as it brings its fare products in line with its parent – Lufthansa Group. This will replace the existing fare structure of: Check & Go Light & Relax Flex & Fast Bizz & Class…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:06pm -
  • newA Freelancer’s Guide to Doing Business More Effectively
    Working as a freelancer is a great way to become your own boss; freelance work allows you the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world on your own schedule, providing the work is completed by its deadline. Freelance work is becoming very popula…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:19pm -
  • newFree Unlimited $99 Alaska Airlines Companion Tickets, Without Paying The $99
    One of the best deals in travel has long been the annual Alaska Airlines $99 companion ticket that comes with their credit card, since it’s valid for any seat on any flight in conjunction with a paid ticket without restriction – and even earns mi…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:04pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Some Final Words…
    Well, it’s the good news and bad news piece. Good news: My (and a friend’s) other blog, The Travel Game, is doing great. Starting off with a base of readers and competent developer definitely helped. I’m spending a lot of time over there. Bad n…
    - Sep 6, 2019, 7:31pm -
  • Get Great Value For Your Travel Dollar In Baltimore
    Get And we’re back! A little bit later than I expected, but back nonetheless. Every so often, I like to do something different and talk about individual cities instead of the miles and points that you can use to get there. Today, I wanted to look a…
    - Jul 30, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Out Of Office Notice
    Hi all. I’m going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks. There will continue to be posts on LVA Travel, so keep up there.     Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMa…
    - Jul 6, 2019, 1:12am -
  • Air Canada, Discover And Posts From The Week
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s going on these days? You could be an unfortunate Air Canada customer who got locked on the plane. Anxiety disorder or not, I really wouldn’t want to wake up on an empty plane. And how did they miss a passenger? Certain Di…
    - Jun 24, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should…
    - Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • Lufthansa Group reports a loss of 3,6 billion Euros in the first half of 2020
    In the second quarter the Lufthansa Group continued to suffer heavily from the consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Group is now communicating various key figures from the first half of 2020 and provides an outlook for the coming months.…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 9:22am -
  • Survey Travel + COVID-19: Travel Technology
    Dear fellow travellers, We hope you are staying safe and healthy.  The travel industry has seen some huge setbacks due to the developments around COVID-19. Airlines have grounded fleets, hotels see rooms go empty, people are unable to get home, and…
    - 4 days ago Aug 4, 2020, 12:42pm -
  • These are the 10 best airlines in the world
    The best airline in the world? It seems to be a matter of opinion. Although there are many things that can go wrong before, during and after a flight that can be objectively evaluated. Each year, Tripadvisor makes a good attempt to find the best airl…
    - 7 days ago Aug 1, 2020, 11:07am -
  • Qatar Airways states that it is not justifiable to operate the A380
    Qatar Airways is one of the few global airlines to have never stopped flying throughout this crisis. The airline’s mix of modern fuel-efficient aircraft helped it to develop a sustainable and adapted solution, allowing it to continue flying routes…
    - 7 days ago Aug 1, 2020, 8:11am -
  • Emirates: Free global cover for COVID-19
    Emirates is the world´s first airline to offer its passengers free cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs, in a unique assurance when they fly to any destination, in any class of travel. Emirates customers can travel with confidenc…
    - 12 days ago Jul 27, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • Etihad to develop ‘green’ Dreamliner together with Boeing
    Etihad currently works with Boeing to developed a more sustainable type of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. They want to research how adjustments to the aircraft can decrease emissions whilst having the same performance. Noise pollution is also someth…
    - 13 days ago Jul 26, 2020, 9:14pm -
  • Great Deal for Park Hyatt Maldives Pool Villa (Today Only!)
    Due to a very good offer you can currently book a pool villa at the Park Hyatt Maldives for a special price. The great thing is that you do not have to commit to a specific date, but your stay can take place within the next two years. So the offer is…
    - 17 days ago Jul 22, 2020, 4:46pm -
  • Will the JetBlue – American Airlines partnership be successful this time?
    It was only in 2014 that, after just four years, American Airlines and JetBlue terminated their codesharing and loyalty program integration efforts. At that time both parties seemed no longer interested in close collaboration. Now, a mere six year la…
    - 19 days ago Jul 20, 2020, 9:34am -
  • British Airways’ Boeing 747 made its final touchdown
    British Airways joins the club of former Boeing 747 airlines. A club welcomed many new members such as KLM, Qantas and partly also Lufthansa. The UK’s national airline says its sad to see the ‘Queen of the Skies’ go, but sees no other way due t…
    - 20 days ago Jul 19, 2020, 12:01pm -
  • Get 100% Bonus on IHG Rewards Club Points
    IHG Rewards Club has launched (yet another) 100% bonus sale on points. This is as good as it gets with IHG… You have until 31st July 2020 to get the bonus. The annual limit on purchasing points is now 250,000, which means you’d actually receive 5…
    - 22 days ago Jul 17, 2020, 7:14pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newJapan-HKG Air Bridge?

    - 41 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:38pm -
  • newCould I utilise You First?
    Hi All After reading Raffles post on Head For Points concerning You First it has raised some questions for me. We have a 2-4-1 redemption to MIA booked for the early part of next year, when we originally booked there was only FIRST outbound so...
    - 41 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:38pm -
  • newAA: SCL to NYC from $1633
    Good fare from Santiago de Chile, Chile to New York with American Airlines. *Book Flights Here!*...
    - 53 mins ago Aug 8, 2020, 1:26pm -
  • newBurma: golden pagodas, street dogs, and rustic trains
    The incessant banging of the train due to the poor maintenance of the rails made it difficult to stand without falling. Olivier could feel the warm blow of the dusty wind from the opened windows of his sleeper cabin. There was no trash bin to...
    - 2 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:01pm -
  • new08aug vn5001 han-lca ??
    VN A359 en route to Larnaca now. Repatriation flight or what is going on?
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:46am -
  • newTAP Air Portugal requires negative COVIT-19 test: if denied boarding valid EC261?
    TAP Air Portugal is now requiring a negative covit-19 test done 72 hours prior to boarding as a policy for passengers heading to LIS. I am a Portuguese citizen that needed to take an emergency trip to the US for 4 days. I took the test on my own in..…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:21am -
  • newTAP Air Portugal requires negative COVIT-19 test: if denied boarding valid EC261?
    TAP Air Portugal is now requiring a negative covit-19 test done 72 hours prior to boarding as a policy for passengers heading to LIS. I am a Portuguese citizen that needed to take an emergency trip to the US for 4 days. I took the test on my own in..…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:14am -
  • newClub Europe but sit in Euro Traveller
    Hi Just wondering if I can request a normal Euro Traveller seat and still retain Club Europe Ticket benefits (ie tier points and Baggage allowance) without having to "downgrade" The food/drinks service really doesn't matter especially at the..…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:10am -
  • newON THE RAILROAD AGAIN: Trains, Planes, Boats and More Trains Around North America
    *NOTE: This report covers travel that took place back in October and November of 2019. Although I started writing the report back then and got about halfway through it, a number of factors contributed to my putting it off until last month. If you...
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 9:58am -
  • newUS entry ban - how is 14 days counted?
    I'm trying to rearrange my plans so that I can enter the US in November - planning to spend 14 days outside UK/ROI/Schengen area before flying in. Now, how do I count the 14 days preceding entry to the US - I intend to fly in to the US on the 5th of.…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 9:53am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newManufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of August 08, 2020
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't done a…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - August 08, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 11:04am -
  • newQuestion Thread - August 08, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 10:05am -
  • newMod's Choice - Named CC Combos
    From u/baconbeagle I thought it might be fun to have people thing of named CC combos for normal people. Maybe limited to 3 or 4 cards. So for example, you might have one called The World Traveler with an Amex Plat and other travel cards that combo w…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 11:34pm -
  • Frustration Friday Thread - Week of August 07, 2020
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? MS avenue dry up? Did you screw up getting a bonus? Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submitted by /u/…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - August 07, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - August 07, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 1 day ago Aug 7, 2020, 10:06am -
  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of August 06, 2020
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - August 06, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 11:04am -
  • Question Thread - August 06, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 10:05am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newHow To Experience an African Safari For Free
    One good thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is creativity. With so much time on people’s hands and travel coming to a near standstill, it’s been one of...The post How To Experience an African Safari For Free appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 14 hours ago Aug 8, 2020, 12:27am -
  • newWhat Are the Odds of Catching COVID-19 on a Plane?
    I haven’t flown since February, which is by far the longest I’ve gone in my adult life. Prior to this pandemic the longest I’d gone without stepping on a plane...The post What Are the Odds of Catching COVID-19 on a Plane? appeared first on Joh…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 10:23pm -
  • new7 Ways To Save Money On A Road Trip
    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. For an explanation of our...The post 7 Ways To Save Money On A Road Trip appeared first on Johnny J…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 7, 2020, 3:55pm -
  • An Important Update for Anyone Flying out of San Francisco Airport
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-inspired tip as our Travel Tip of the Day (with exceptions, like last Friday’s tip about what my friend Valerie wore to stay safe while...The post An Important Update for Anyone Flying out of San Francisco Airport…
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  • Miscellaneous Travel News: Week of August 6, 2020
    More from this week’s news: What Waiters Want You to Know About Outdoor Dining How to Protect Your Home Security Camera from Being Hacked California Pizza Kitchen Files Chapter 11,...The post Miscellaneous Travel News: Week of August 6, 2020 appea…
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  • International Travel News: Week of August 6, 2020
    More from this week’s international travel news: Dubai Airport Introduces Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs Americans, Go Home: Canadians Track U.S. Boaters Sneaking Across The Border Japan Airlines says fresh coronavirus wave curbs...The post Internation…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 5:09pm -
  • Domestic Travel News: Week of August 6, 2020
    More from this week’s domestic travel news: TSA Agents Reveal the Weirdest Things They’ve Found in Luggage The Airline Getting the Most Complaints During the Pandemic Shooting inside Miami Beach...The post Domestic Travel News: Week of August 6,…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 5:08pm -
  • Cruise News: Week of August 6, 2020
    This week’s cruise news: 33 Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19 on Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Asian Cruises Resume, in Taiwan and China’s Yangtze River Cruise fans explain why they can’t...The post Cruise News: Week of August 6, 2020 appeared…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 5:07pm -
  • Airline + Airport News: Week of August 6, 2020
    This week’s airline and airport news: White House Says No to an Airline Face Mask Mandate JetBlue to trial ‘GermFalcon’ ultraviolet light cleaning device The 747 jumbo jet ushered in...The post Airline + Airport News: Week of August 6, 2020 ap…
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 5:06pm -
  • U.S. Airlines Are Now Banning This Kind of Face Mask
    Since my most recent post on the face mask policies of U.S. airlines, the airlines have one by one started to ban face masks with valves on them. I had...The post U.S. Airlines Are Now Banning This Kind of Face Mask appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Aug 6, 2020, 4:10pm -

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