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The Points Guy

  • newHawaiian Airlines marks 90 years with ceremonial flight
    Hawaiian Airlines marked nearly a centenary in the air Monday, recreating its first-ever flight from Honolulu to Hilo via Kahului. The carrier operated flight HA1111 from Honolulu (HNL) to Kahului (OGG) on Maui and on to Hilo (ITO) to mark the annive…
    - 18 mins ago Nov 12, 2019, 1:00am -
  • newMeet the veterans who work for The Points Guy
    The Points Guy has rapidly grown from a one-person blog in 2010 to a company with close to 100 employees today. None of it would have happened without the people behind it all. And on this Veterans’ Day, we want to honor and thank the veterans on o…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:03am -
  • newInside New York City’s hottest new Instagram attraction
    If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple this holiday season, get ready to go to infinity and beyond. On Saturday, Nov. 9, acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama just opened yet another exhibit at the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea. And it’s…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:00am -
  • newHow we got expired British Airways Avios back for no fee
    Your points are only worth what you get out of them and if you let them expire, they aren’t worth anything at all. That recently happened to my mom. Years ago, a little over three years ago to be exact, my mom (Grandma Points) earned some British A…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:30pm -
  • newGreat news: American Airlines to honor incredible Economy Web Special deals
    A couple of weeks ago, we saw two incredible mileage sales on American Airlines. The first offered award flights between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand for just 10,000 miles round-trip. On the next morning, AA sold nonstop flights to Hawaii f…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • newCheck your email for $15 off a $75 purchase at Amazon
    The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, and for select Citi credit card holders, the next purchase at Amazon.com may be even more rewarding. A round of emails went out Monday afternoon, offering $15 back as a statement credit when you spe…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • newHow to get to New York City on points and miles
    The most populous city in the U.S. by a factor of two, New York City has a little bit of everything. Whether you’re visiting for business or for leisure, to see friends and family, or simply to explore, New York continues to rank near the top of ma…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:00pm -
  • newBook now: Redeem miles for business class to Europe’s famed Christmas markets
    Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching (or is already here, depending on your point of view). And what better way to get in the yuletide spirit than taking a trip to Europe and visiting some famous Christmas markets? If…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • newDeal alert: Today only, Hawaiian inter-island flights from $84 round-trip nonstop
    Hawaii is a fantastic destination, but traveling between the various islands within the state can get pricey. That’s where this Hawaiian Airlines 90th anniversary deal comes in: Inter-island flights are under $100 round-trip between any neighboring…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 9:15pm -
  • newThe ultimate guide to Cathay Pacific first class
    Although it’s evolved slightly through the years, Cathay Pacific’s simple yet elegant livery has been featured in some of the most classic aviation photos of all time, including the anxiety-inducing images of 747 jumbo jets winding their way thro…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 9:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newThe Future of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Aircraft
    Last October 29, a flight operated by the Indonesian carrier Lion Air crashed into the sea, killing everyone on board. On March 10 of this year, an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff. Everyone on board both planes (a total of 346…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Revamped Amex Green Card
    To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the American Express Green Card has received a major overhaul. Now called Green from Amex, it’s a very different type of product than it was just a few weeks before, and one that’s now competitive with the Chase…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • The Places We’ve Seen Because of this Hobby
    When I suggested this topic to my editor, I thought it would be a piece of cake to write.
    - 5 days ago Nov 6, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • The New and Improved Amex Green Card
    American Express has revamped the old standby lower-level charge card with a new offer and changes to their bonus categories and perks.
    - 12 days ago Oct 30, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • Teamwork Makes Us All Better Travelers
    You can be a naysayer if you'd like, or you can join the gang helping one another out. That's what this hobby is really all about
    - 14 days ago Oct 28, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Card for Every Type of Traveler
    There are more credit card options today than ever before, and your choice of a travel card depends largely on what kind of traveler you are.
    - 17 days ago Oct 25, 2019, 4:42pm -
  • I Tried Experian Boost to Improve My Credit Score
    I recently saw an ad to use a new product from Experian to help improve your credit score.
    - 19 days ago Oct 23, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • The Amex Centurion Lounge Network Is Growing
    American Express has the largest lounge network of any credit card provider, and the Centurion Lounges are the crown jewel in their collection.
    - 21 days ago Oct 21, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • Fly Free on Singapore Airlines
    Transferable points are the most valuable reward currency you can have.
    - 24 days ago Oct 18, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • My Most Profitable Credit Card
    Lots of bloggers talk about the cards in their wallets. I'm going to break mine down by profitability for my own set of circumstances.
    - 26 days ago Oct 16, 2019, 4:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • new8 Reasons To Get The New Amex Green Card
    Every so often we see a card introduced that is really compelling, and which becomes wildly popular. For example, we saw that back in 2016 when the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card was introduced.Well, we recently saw the reintroduction of the America…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 9:16pm -
  • newBoeing’s Update On 737 MAX Returning To Service
    Shares of Boeing stock are up nearly 5% today (as of the time of this story) following an update from Boeing regarding the return of the 737 MAX to service.In a press release, Boeing has stated that they are targeting FAA certification of the 737 MA…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 6:40pm -
  • newVideo: American Eagle Plane Skids Off O’Hare Runway
    American Eagle is in the news once again. Several days ago an American Eagle Embraer 175 (operated by Republic) lost control on takeoff from Atlanta, and today an American Eagle Embraer 145 (operated by Envoy) skidded off the runway at Chicago O'Hare…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 5:24pm -
  • newReview: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Heathrow
    The Virgin Atlantic Upper Class experience at Heathrow has historically been one of my favorite business class ground experiences in the world, and I was looking forward to seeing how it was holding up.I'll keep this review relatively brief, and won…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 4:05pm -
  • newDetails: Lufthansa Miles & More Changes
    We've seen frequent flyer programs globally make significant changes over the past few years, and it looks like there's no end in sight for this trend.For a couple of weeks there has been talk of Lufthansa making significant changes to their Miles &…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 2:34pm -
  • newToday Only: Earn 11% Cash Back (Or 11x Amex Points) With Rakuten
    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 or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spen…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 1:34pm -
  • newFAA Downgrades Malaysia Safety Rating
    The US Federal Aviation Administration has just downgraded Malaysia's aviation safety rating, from a Category 1 to a Category 2.How FAA Safety Ratings WorkWith the International Convention of Civil Aviation, every country is responsible for the ove…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 1:05pm -
  • newIs The Apple Credit Card Sexist?
    The Apple Credit Card was introduced over the summer, and has been immensely popular. Personally it's not a card I have much interest in, because it's not that lucrative for someone who is good at maximizing rewards.However, we all know that Apple h…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 12:12pm -
  • newQantas First Class Lounge Singapore Opens December 2, 2019
    There's an update about what promises to be one of the best new oneworld lounges out there.About a year ago we learned that Qantas plans on opening a first class lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. Qantas has had serious crowding issues with their S…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:40am -
  • One Cup At A Time: Musings About Airline And Hotel Coffee
    In this post I wanted to talk about something I'm very passionate about -- good coffee. Since I travel all the time, am constantly jetlagged, and am an early riser, I'm going to keep this focused on the core of the blog, and talk specifically about g…
    - 1 day ago Nov 10, 2019, 10:19pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newGift of College now available at regional gas station Cumberland Farms
    GIft of College gift cards are now available for sale at a regional gas station chain that is mostly in the Northeast and also in Florida called Cumberland Farms (locations are in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York,…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 6:58pm -
  • newTargeted better Delta card offers: check online for more redeemable miles
    There are increased targeted offers for the Delta credit cards going out via mailer, but there is also a link to check for your targeted offers below. Some of the targeted offers beat the current publicly-available best offers if you’re intereste…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 4:04pm -
  • newGiant 5x fuel point promo on gift cards through 11/28/19
    Giant grocery stores are offering 5x fuel points on all gift cards except Visa, Mastercard, reloadable, and Giant gift cards through 11/28/19. While that’s not a great deal on many third party gift cards, there are some options where, when stacked…
    - 12 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 1:28pm -
  • newAmex ratchets up their war on gaming with wave of shutdowns
    Last week, Reddit was aflame with reports of Amex shutting down accounts.  While account shutdowns have long been common with other issuers, this hasn’t been Amex’s primary approach in the past.  For many years, they temporarily froze accounts…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:39am -
  • newRakuten/Ebates: Earn 11%/11x At 250+ Retailers (November 11 Only)
    Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 11% at hundreds of retailers, or 11x if you recently switched over your account to earn Membership Rewards. That’s a great return at many of these stores, but you’ll need to act quickly as this increased rate…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 6:01am -
  • Dollar General: Save 15% On iTunes Gift Cards ($25, $30 & $50 Denominations Only)
    If you missed out on the one-day deal on iTunes gift cards at Sam’s Club yesterday, you have another chance to get a good discount on them at Dollar General. They’re offering a 15% instant discount on several denominations all week, so there’s…
    - 1 day ago Nov 10, 2019, 6:11pm -
  • Rite Aid: Earn BonusCash On Visa Gift Cards & Gift Cards For Delta, Hotels.com & More
    This is a great week for Visa and Mastercard gift card deals. You can make a profit on them at Meijer and Safeway/Albertsons/other Just For U stores, get them fee-free at Staples and now you can also earn BonusCash on Visa gift cards at Rite Aid. The…
    - 1 day ago Nov 10, 2019, 5:01pm -
  • Albertsons/Safeway/Just For U: Buy $100+ Mastercard Gift Cards & Get $10 Off
    If you don’t have a Meijer store near you to take advantage of their Visa gift card deal, hopefully you’re near a Safeway, Albertsons or other store that uses the Just For U program. That’s because they have a digital coupon that’s offering $…
    - 1 day ago Nov 10, 2019, 3:25pm -
  • Meijer: Save $10 When Buying $150+ Visa Gift Cards
    If you have a Meijer store near you, check your mPerks account as there’s a new digital coupon available that’s offering a $10 instant discount when spending $150 or more on Visa gift cards. The Deal Buy $150+ in Visa gift cards and get a $10 ins…
    - 1 day ago Nov 10, 2019, 2:13pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards, $100 Shopping Portal Bonus, Coin Deal & More
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. Only four deals are ending this week, but some of them have the potential to be very lucrative. The Upromise shopping porta…
    - 2 days ago Nov 10, 2019, 11:34am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Microhacking fixed-value prepaid debit cards: when is it worth it?
    Long-time readers know that for many years my main method of prepaid debit card liquidation was through Walmart money orders, which typically allowed me to liquidate $2,000 in debit cards per trip, and if the cashier was in the right mood, potentiall…
    - 19 days ago Oct 23, 2019, 5:40pm -
  • Barclaycard gutting Arrival+ travel benefits November 1
    I’m not sure how old this news is since I rarely log into my credit card accounts on my desktop, but when I logged into my Barclaycard account the other day I was greeted by a foreboding message:…
    - 23 days ago Oct 19, 2019, 6:36pm -
  • Chase's missed opportunity to do the right thing
    I mentioned in Friday’s post that the airport transfer I ordered through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal to pick us up at the Sofia airport never arrived, and that we ended up taking the (cheap, convenient) subway instead. I wrote, “I have a re…
    - 27 days ago Oct 15, 2019, 7:44pm -
  • Balkans travel: don't make my mistakes, learn from them!
    When I wrote up my then-upcoming trip to the Balkans, I was still a bit vague about how I planned to get around once we were there. I had previously traveled between Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Belgrade by train, so my hope was that we’d be able to do a…
    - 31 days ago Oct 11, 2019, 5:50pm -
  • Anatomy of a not-really-award trip; what should I do in the Balkans?
    While most of my travel is domestic, I try to plan at least one big international trip every year. When my partner and I were both on academic calendars, that trip usually fell during the summer, but this year my planning kept getting pushed back, to…
    - 48 days ago Sep 24, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • Bank of America's disappearing ShopSafe benefit
    So-called “virtual credit card numbers” were widely adopted in the early days of online shopping to give consumers confidence when placing orders online. The logic was simple: by allowing customers to create a single-use, time-and-balance-limited…
    - 61 days ago Sep 11, 2019, 7:08pm -
  • The travel hacking resources I rely on today
    Sorry to regular readers for the shortage of posts lately, I’ve been suffering from a combination of computer trouble (nothing new there) and website trouble (my Google ads started breaking the site) which together made it increasingly frustrating…
    - 66 days ago Sep 6, 2019, 7:38pm -
  • Two current and upcoming bonused manufactured spend opportunities
    Today I want to flag a couple manufactured spend opportunities to make sure readers are aware of them.$15 off $300 in Office Depot/OfficeMax MasterCard gift cardsThrough August 24, 2019, automatically receive $15 off purchases of $300 or more in Mast…
    - 83 days ago Aug 20, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • No, you don't need to buy fixed-value gift cards for the Giant/Stop & Shop/Martin's grocery promotion
    Doctor of Credit is one of my favorite resources for news about promotions (although they post so much stuff the website is almost unusable; I prefer their Twitter and RSS feeds). However, one consequence of the sheer breadth of their coverage is the…
    - Jul 19, 2019, 7:02pm -
  • Do this now: activate 3rd quarter bonus categories and register for hotel promotions, plus double Flexpoints on dining
    With the third quarter already upon us, it’s time to make sure you’ve activated your third quarter bonus categories. In addition, there are a slew of hotel promotions currently available, plus a new US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards promotion that…
    - Jul 3, 2019, 5:51pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • How to Earn 100,000 Points with Chase Refer-A-Friend
    Want an alternative way to earn lots of extra Ultimate Rewards points each year? With the Chase Refer a Friend program, you can earn up ...Read moreHow to Earn 100,000 Points with Chase Refer-A-FriendThe post How to Earn 100,000 Points with Chase Ref…
    - 7 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 11:58pm -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2019]
    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 ...Read moreReview: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2019]The post Review: Hyatt Parisi Udv…
    - 27 days ago Oct 16, 2019, 2:06am -
  • Best Ways to Earn Capital One Miles
    The miles-earning Capital One credit cards are among the most popular general travel rewards cards out there. Capital One has two top-rated business and personal ...Read moreBest Ways to Earn Capital One MilesThe post Best Ways to Earn Capital One Mi…
    - 30 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:59pm -
  • 8 Best Ways to Earn Citi ThankYou Rewards Points [2019 Guide]
    Want to earn rewards points to fund free travel around the world? The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is a great choice for earning free flights, ...Read more8 Best Ways to Earn Citi ThankYou Rewards Points [2019 Guide]The post 8 Best Ways to Earn Citi…
    - 30 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Best Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
    Want to start earning free or discounted travel? The Chase Ultimate Rewards program includes seven credit cards that largely focus on business and travel rewards ...Read moreBest Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards PointsThe post Best Ways to Earn Ch…
    - 30 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:32pm -
  • How to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a Friend
    Do you have a Capital One Quicksilver, Savor, Savor One, Venture, or Venture One card? You can earn $100 every time you refer a friend ...Read moreHow to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a FriendThe post How to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a Frie…
    - 47 days ago Sep 25, 2019, 8:11pm -
  • Amex Refer A Friend – How To Earn Up To 150,000+ Points Each Year

    - 47 days ago Sep 25, 2019, 8:11pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards That Pay for Global Entry & TSA PreCheck
    Want to make your airport experience faster and with fewer hassles? TSA PreCheck and Global Entry are airport security programs that allow you to bypass ...Read moreThe Best Credit Cards That Pay for Global Entry & TSA PreCheckThe post The Best Credi…
    - 57 days ago Sep 15, 2019, 2:51pm -
  • Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Maximizing Free Travel
    For any traveler, having the right travel rewards credit card will help you save money and ultimately travel better. These cards are designed to give ...Read moreBest Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Maximizing Free TravelThe post Best Travel Rewards…
    - 63 days ago Sep 9, 2019, 10:56pm -
  • Do IHG Points Expire? And Ways To Keep Your IHG Points Active
    Have you been stockpiling IHG points for a special redemption? Has it been some time since you’ve stayed with IHG? You should know that IHG ...Read moreDo IHG Points Expire? And Ways To Keep Your IHG Points ActiveThe post Do IHG Points Expire? And…
    - 65 days ago Sep 7, 2019, 6:06pm -

MileValue

  • Top 10 Credit Cards: November 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 10 days ago Nov 1, 2019, 9:49pm -
  • Skirting United’s $75 Close-in Booking Fee One Last Time
    Spoiler alert: It worked on the first try, calling 1-800-421-4655. Update 11/1/19: Just saved another $75 for a last minute United award I decided to book. I called 1-800-4655 number, and the first agent I spoke to tried to charge me close-in booking…
    - 16 days ago Oct 27, 2019, 2:12am -
  • 32k Flying Blue Miles to Europe in Business Class
    Update, 11:35 pm ET, 10/15: The Flying Blue Promo Awards Special Edition deals are now live! Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, looks like they’ve got some great deals coming via their new Promo Awards Special Edition sale. Whi…
    - 27 days ago Oct 15, 2019, 9:32pm -
  • Timing the Southwest Companion Pass to Last Two Full Years
    UPDATE 10/18/19: A few key details about the Companion Pass and the offers for the Southwest co-branded Chase credit cards have changed since this post was originally published. The Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card‘s b…
    - 32 days ago Oct 10, 2019, 8:37pm -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back!
    According to the internet, a new round of people have been targeted for the 100k Amex Platinum offer. Time to check again! I still haven’t been targeted for this yet 🙁 but I hear of friends/family that do each time a new round of targeted custom…
    - 32 days ago Oct 10, 2019, 6:18pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Crowned King of Everyday Spend
    Citi has changed the landscape of travel reward cards by giving Double Cash cardholders the ability to transfer their cash rewards to the ThankYou point program, given that they also hold either a Citi Premier or Prestige Card. I’ll start at the co…
    - 46 days ago Sep 27, 2019, 3:02am -
  • Wanted: New Award Booker for Award Booking Service
    Hey MileValue readers! We’re looking to add another award booker to our Award Booking Service team. If you have experience redeeming airline miles and think getting paid to do so sounds fun, then keep reading. I want to hire one of you! You’ll ge…
    - 50 days ago Sep 22, 2019, 4:50pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards: September 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 53 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 10:56pm -
  • When Was the Last Capital One Transfer Bonus?
    There are four major transferrable point currencies: American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, Capital One miles, and Chase Ultimate Rewards. The first three types of points periodically run transfer bonuses to airline mileage partne…
    - 55 days ago Sep 17, 2019, 8:21pm -
  • Walking Across America with Points: Week 3
    It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Mike Hammari, the man who is walking across the United States using travel rewards to minimize accommodation costs and therefore nights slept outdoors. He’s vlogging his experience on YouTube and bloggin…
    - 57 days ago Sep 16, 2019, 12:58am -

Frequent Flier

  • newLufthansa’s Miles and More Program Makes Big Changes
    The CCO of Lufthansa’s Munich Hub, Markus Binkert, today announced sweeping changes to Miles and More, Europe’s largest loyalty program.
    - 37 mins ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:41am -
  • newGoogle Has a New Rewards Program
    Good news for Android users – Google has released Google Play Points in the United States.
    - 3 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:02pm -
  • newTraveling to Thailand While 50+? You’ll Need Health Insurance First
    As of 31st October, all long-term tourists to Thailand aged over 50 will now need to provide proof that they have medical coverage. These measures have been implemented, say government officials, to alleviate the financial burden of older tourists wh…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 7:56pm -
  • newBoeing’s Terrible Year Is Coming to an End. Now What?
    The biggest name in the airplane industry has made unthinkable mistakes.
    - 11 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newScotch Tape on a Cracked Plane Window. Should You Worry?
    SpiceJet has responded to a concerned customer after it was tweeted that a crack in one of its aircraft windows was held together by cello tape. On a flight from Mumbai to Delhi, passenger Hariharan Sankaran posted a picture of the window to Twitter…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:00am -
  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Airline Credit Card to Pay for Flights
    I was at my friends’ house last weekend celebrating their twin daughters’ birthday. We started talking about travel, and my friend mentioned how they spent a large sum of money for all four of them to go to Florida to visit family this Christmas.…
    - 2 days ago Nov 9, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: Not OK in Oklahoma
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week column, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Honorable Mention: Poison Pen Letter T…
    - 3 days ago Nov 9, 2019, 12:00am -
  • An Infamous In-Flight Outburst Leads to a Shocking Suicide
    A human rights lawyer committed suicide earlier this year following a racist outburst on an Air India flight back in November of 2018. Simone Burns was arrested upon arrival in London and, despite concerns over the state of her mental health, was jai…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 11:06pm -
  • A New Fare Class May Be Coming to United Airlines
    Unconfirmed reports suggest the “friendly skies” could include another ticket option for Economy Plus – allowing flyers to book directly into the section instead of upgrading for preferred seats. United Airlines may be following the lead of Del…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 7:18pm -
  • Former Thomas Cook Staff Struggle to Find Jobs
    Thomas Cook collapsed six weeks ago, but a survey by British labor body Unite has revealed that many of its former employees are facing severe difficulties in finding work. Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland said that these findings show…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 2:00pm -

Travel is Free

  • 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…
    - 17 days ago 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…
    - 18 days ago 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…
    - 20 days ago Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -
  • Asia Miles Award Charts & Routing Rules
    Once again, I realized that there was no published Asia Miles partner award chart (which is different than the OneWorld Multi-Carrier Award Chart), and so I decided to make and quick publish the Asia Miles Partner Award Chart, alongside the Cathay an…
    - 21 days ago Oct 21, 2019, 7:06pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 5 LGBTQ Travel Tips for Asia
    Posted: 11/7/2019 | November 7th, 2019 In this guest post, Charlotte Hockin offers some insight into gay travel in Asia. She and her girlfriend, Natalie, have been traveling around the continent for the past two years. Here’s what they’ve learned…
    - 5 days ago Nov 7, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Why Don’t More People Travel Long-Term?
    Posted: 11/04/19 | November 4th, 2019 As travel blogging, remote work, and social media “influencing” have become more mainstream, more and more people have started to travel the world (and become semi-permanent nomads). There are far more people…
    - 7 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Is Costa Rica Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 11/3/2019 | November 3rd, 2019 Tropical jungles bursting with wildlife, mountainous landscapes extending into the horizon, picture-perfect beaches on both sides of the country, and a never-ending supply of fun activities no matter your budget…
    - 9 days ago Nov 3, 2019, 12:48pm -
  • Is Georgia Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 11/3/19 | November 3rd, 2019 In recent years, there have been a handful of countries that have emerged as exciting up-and-coming travel destinations. These are destinations that are affordable, interesting, unique, and most importantly, free…
    - 9 days ago Nov 3, 2019, 12:33pm -
  • Introducing The Nomadic Network!
    Updated: 10/31/2019 | October 31st, 2019 How often have you told friends or family about a dream trip of yours, only to have them scoff and remind you to be “more realistic”? How often do you wish you had a group of people who understood you? Or…
    - 12 days ago Oct 31, 2019, 11:00am -
  • 10 Offbeat Things to Do in Istanbul
    Updated: 10/28/2019 | October 28th, 2019 Istanbul is home to some famous historical sites — the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and Spice Market. They are stunning, important historical sites to see and experience. But the city also offers…
    - 14 days ago Oct 28, 2019, 4:35pm -
  • Win a Trip to Thailand for Two! (And I’ll Meet You There!)
    Posted: 10/24/19 | October 24th, 2019 A few years ago, I found this charity website called Omaze. They are an awesome online fundraising platform that connects incredible charities, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and people who want to make a differ…
    - 19 days ago Oct 24, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Is Azerbaijan Safe to Visit?
    Posted: Azerbaijan is one of those emerging destinations that tourists are finally starting to discover. Until 1991, it was part of the Soviet Union, and ever since it became independent, travelers have increasingly started to visit this lesser-known…
    - 21 days ago Oct 21, 2019, 2:48pm -
  • Is Belize Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 10/21/2019 | October 21st, 2019 Whether it’s relaxing on a picturesque beach, exploring Mayan ruins, or snorkeling the world’s second longest barrier reef, you’ll discover that Belize is full of amazing and adventurous things to do. The…
    - 21 days ago Oct 21, 2019, 2:44pm -
  • The Best Tour Companies in Ireland
    Posted: 8/17/19 | October 17th, 2019 Ireland. It’s a scenic country full of rolling green hills, photogenic cliffs, impressive castles, cozy Irish pub, friendly locals, and a lot of Irish charm. I’ve loved every part of my experiences in Ireland.…
    - 26 days ago Oct 17, 2019, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - 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

  • 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…
    - 11 days ago Nov 1, 2019, 7:40am -
  • October 2019
    Translation Machine Writing every day as MileNerd was a huge part of my life for years. Recently, a friend asked me what it’s like to not do it anymore… Still kind of strange, to be honest. There were so many things that were a regular part of my…
    - 42 days ago Oct 1, 2019, 7:56am -
  • September 2019
    Anatomy Of A Reputation Some of life’s questions will never be answered… What is Taco Bell’s “beef” really made of? Why do people named Richard call themselves Dick? How did Forrest Gump’s mom not know what kind of chocolates she’d get?…
    - 72 days ago Sep 1, 2019, 8:50am -
  • August 2019
    Going Home Sometimes it seems like more people used to agree on the simple things in life… Y’know, like not being an asshole. We’ve all probably noticed the increase in “go back to your country” talk lately. And, man, do those words take me…
    - Aug 1, 2019, 8:26am -
  • July 2019
    A Day At The Beach I’d heard some stories of vacations for free Those tales were nothing but white noise to me Society taught fancy trips cost a mint And my net worth was roughly 3 stacks of lint So I stared at the TV eating pop tarts Amusing mys…
    - Jul 1, 2019, 8:49am -
  • June 2019
    The Mission To Win A Car I love game shows. Always have. Probably always will. Maybe it’s my gambling nature, but something about showing up empty-handed in the morning and leaving with a car at the end of the day always seemed incredible. During m…
    - Jun 1, 2019, 8:02am -
  • May 2019
    The Uber Experiment You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here…
    - May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    Nonsensical Ethics Talk At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called…
    - Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Insecurity Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incred…
    - Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Impacts Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts wi…
    - Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newAlaska Airlines Honoring Those Who Serve
    Today is Veteran’s Day, a day we should take the time to say thank you to all of those serving in uniform or have served this country.  Many of this Country’s best have paid the ultimate price.  Please take the time to offer a warm handshake an…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 7:26pm -
  • newA Day Trip to the Fuji Five Lakes Region of Japan
    Though I decided on flights and hotels quickly, I debated what to do when I actually made it to Japan. I last visited over Thanksgiving, 2015, and spent time in Tokyo and Kobe. (And yes, the Kobe steak was every bit as delightful as I imagined.) Whil…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • What are Minimum Connection Times and Why They Matter
    Yesterday, I was reminded of how important connection times are and how things can go wrong.  My first flight from Portland (PDX) to Seattle (SEA) was delayed by over an hour due to an ATC hold at Seattle.  I was able to make my connection to Phoen…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 6:31pm -
  • Norwegian Air Debuts Its First US Credit Card
    Norwegian Air, the Oslo, Norway based low-cost airline with nearly 50 nonstop transatlantic routes and a robust network of European cities accessible from their European hubs, just announced their new No Annual Fee co-branded credit card in the Unite…
    - 4 days ago Nov 7, 2019, 6:26pm -
  • Trekking the Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu Valley of Nepal
    The main purpose of our trip was trekking on the Annapurna Circuit. Some areas of this loop are a relatively common trekking route and is open to anyone. Since we visited during rainy monsoon season, we planned a route that would take us to an area t…
    - 4 days ago Nov 7, 2019, 1:58pm -
  • The Holidays Are Back at Starbucks (and with Priority Boarding!)
    Starbucks is releasing its newest suite of holiday red cups today, which you can enjoy when you order one of their seasonal beverages like the Eggnog Latte or Caramel Brulee Latte. I’m a pretty simple guy when it comes to Starbucks — and living i…
    - 5 days ago Nov 7, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • A Guide to Redeeming AMEX Hilton Aspire Credit Card Free Nights
    One of the benefits of Hilton Hotels is the annual free weekend night award from the American Express Hilton Aspire credit card.  These certificates can be extremely valuable depending on which Hilton Hotel chain you redeem it with.  I wanted to ge…
    - 5 days ago Nov 6, 2019, 8:41pm -
  • WOW Air Successor Launches as PLAY
    PLAY was unveiled as one of two possible successors to Icelandic ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) WOW Air in a press conference earlier today. The airline will be staffed by numerous ex-Wow Air employees, and plans to launch service before the end of th…
    - 6 days ago Nov 5, 2019, 4:46pm -
  • Why It Pays to Recheck Your Hotel Reservations
    Years ago, I was a set-it and forget-it person when it came to making hotel and airline reservations.  I have realized that the set-it and forget-it mentality was costing me.  I tend to book flights and hotels months in advance up to the opening of…
    - 7 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 7:09pm -
  • IAG’s Purchase of Air Europa is Very Bad For Passengers
    International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has reached a deal to purchase SkyTeam member Air Europa for $1.1 billion. Air Europa is the second largest airline at Madrid, the primary hub for Iberia, and the s…
    - 7 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 5:58pm -

Maximizing Money

  • TopCashback Freebies – Free $20 Gift Card on Raise – New Members
    New TopCashback members can get a Free $20 Gift Card on Raise when you spend at least $20 or more on any gift card on Raise, and get $20 in cash back from TopCashback, available through November 10, 2019. [Read More] TopCashback Freebies – Free $…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 5:13pm -
  • Huntington Bank $150-$750 Checking Account Bonuses
    Huntington Bank is currently offering from $150 to $750 in bonus cash for consumer and business checking accounts opened in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia (not available in Wisconsin). [Read More] Huntin…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 4:33pm -
  • Webull Brokerage Account App: Get 2 Free Stocks + $1,500 Gift Card
    Webull is a free stock trading app that allows you to open a commission-free brokerage account with no minimum balance requirements and no fees to open or maintain an account.Updated 11/8/2019 - Get a Free Cup of Coffee from Webull: Sign up via this…
    - 3 days ago Nov 8, 2019, 2:36pm -
  • Free Veterans Day Promotions for Military Members in 2019
    Veterans Day is Monday, November 11, 2019, so check out these restaurants and merchants that are offering free promotions for active-duty and retired military members. [Read More] Free Veterans Day Promotions for Military Members in 2019The post F…
    - 4 days ago Nov 7, 2019, 4:25pm -
  • BBVA: Get $250 with Checking and Savings Account (Available in Many States)
    BBVA has introduced 2 new promotions that are available in a many states across the U.S.A., where you can earn up to $250 or more for opening a personal checking account and/or savings account. [Read More] BBVA: Get $250 with Checking and Savings A…
    - 4 days ago Nov 7, 2019, 3:05pm -
  • Charitybuzz – Auctions for Causes: Get $100 Discount Off First Winning Bid and $100 Referrals
    Check out Charitybuzz to support great causes when you bid on auctions for amazing experiences and products, like a beauty makeover, celebrity meet-and-greet, VIP concert experience, antique jewelry, and much more. [Read More] Charitybuzz – Aucti…
    - 5 days ago Nov 6, 2019, 9:39pm -
  • Amazon $15 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase – Get Free Credit
    Earn up to $145 or more in free promotional credits when you purchase gift cards or reload your gift card balance on Amazon.com.Updated 11/6/2019 - Get $20 Off with American Express Membership Rewards: Targeted members can visit this $20 Amazon AmEx…
    - 5 days ago Nov 6, 2019, 3:01pm -
  • Freebird Rides – Earn Rewards on Uber/Lyft: $20/$24 Bonus and $10 Referrals
    Download the Freebird Rides App to earn cash back bonuses when you visit participating bars, restaurants and retailers during your Uber and Lyft rides, plus get up to $24 in bonus cash when you try Freebird Rides, earn points on every Uber and Lyft r…
    - 6 days ago Nov 5, 2019, 4:41pm -
  • PFS Buyers Club – Get Paid To Source Items: Earn $100+ Per Deal and $20+ Referrals
    Updated 11/4/2019 - PFS Buyers Club New Coin Deal for $100 Profit: Register at PFSBuyersClub.com now to earn a $100 profit on Thursday, November 14th, at 12:00 PM ET when the US Mint releases a limited edition "American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Silver En…
    - 7 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • SoFi Money 1.60% APY Deposit Account: $50 Bonus and $50 Referrals
    Get a $50 bonus to open a new SoFi Money account and deposit only $100, plus earn a 1.60% APY on your deposited funds with no account fees or ATM fees worldwide. [Read More] SoFi Money 1.60% APY Deposit Account: $50 Bonus and $50 ReferralsThe post…
    - 7 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 3:39pm -

Boarding Area

  • newAmazon Nice Deal Apple AirPods
    Amazon is offering a nice deal on Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging case (latest model) for only $159.99 shipped free from Amazon. Use the Amazon Amex Offer $20 Off With 1 MR Point deal if you have an Amex card and are targeted! Amazon Nice Deal A…
    - 21 mins ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:57am -
  • newQantas Group to Slash Carbon Emissions
    The Qantas Group plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry, according to a media release. Qantas will: Double the number of flights being offset Cap net…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:09am -
  • newSnapshot: Finnair 1335 Helsinki to London Heathrow
    It’s time for another snapshot featuring the passenger experience for Finnair 1335 between Helsinki and London Heathrow. For those of you who are new to the blog: Trip Reports – These are full deep-dive reports taking you into the experience and…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:05am -
  • newみんなのマイルを使った特典旅行記―これが本当のマイルで節約!kkさん旅行記

    - 1 hour ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:00am -
  • newAmazon Lightning Deal (Hurry!): Travel Adapter with 4 USB Ports Discounted by over 33%!
    Until about 9:30 PM EST tonight (or if supplies run out before then!), an Amazon Lightning Deal features a highly rated, 4 USB port travel adapter for just over $13. (Could make a great stocking stuffer, too.) The Goojodoq All-in-One Travel Adapter w…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:58pm -
  • newFlying Onboard A 747 On A 1 Hour Service From Brisbane To Sydney
    The 747 is an incredibly iconic aircraft, not only is it adored by aviation enthusiasts but it’s even recognised and grabs the attention of people who don’t usually enjoy aircraft and aren’t…The post Flying Onboard A 747 On A 1 Hour Service…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:45pm -
  • newIHG Announces the 2019 Cyber Sale – Up to 25% Off Hotel Stays!
    A new promotion from IHG just came out today - the Cyber Sale!  Book now for stays through May to save up to 25% off your next getaway with IHG.
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:30pm -
  • newFAA Considers Grounding 38 Southwest Boeing 737 NG
    According to government documents, the FAA recently considers grounding 38 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 -700/-800s, after the airline failed to provide documentation confirming that the planes meet safety standards, the Wall Street Journal reporte…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:25pm -
  • newWhy Are Airplane Windows So Small?
    Have you ever noticed that the inside of airplanes are HUGE but their windows are tiny? What’s up with that? Well, it turns out there are a couple of reasons… Structural integrity The metal that makes up the hull of a plane is made to be super st…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:09pm -
  • newHyatt In Advanced Talks To Buy Several Kimpton Hotels
    They've tried to grow through strategic partnerships with MGM and SLH hotels, and through acquisitions such as Two Roads Hospitality which has given them Alila, Destination Hotels, Joie de Vivre and Thompson Hotels (as well as the nascent tommie bran…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:07pm -

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…
    - 66 days ago 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)

  • Traveling Business Class with Kids: Is it Worth It?
    Business class is an expensive endeavor on its own. Flying business class with kids? An even more pricey affair. Is it worth it?The post Traveling Business Class with Kids: Is it Worth It? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 75 days ago Aug 28, 2019, 3:59pm -
  • Hasan Minhaj Takes on the Cruise Industry
    On the Netflix show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' we learn the nefarious nature of the cruise industry. I have my own grips with the biz too. The post Hasan Minhaj Takes on the Cruise Industry appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 76 days ago Aug 28, 2019, 1:01am -
  • I Earned an Extra 7,000 With Chase Ink Business Cash Card
    I earned an extra 7,000 with Chase Ink Business Cash Card after learning they weren't giving me the proper reward for my spending. The post I Earned an Extra 7,000 With Chase Ink Business Cash Card appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 79 days ago Aug 24, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • SFO Says No to Plastic Water Bottles
    San Francisco International Airport recently announced that they will no longer sell single-use plastic water bottles. Instead you can find water stations!The post SFO Says No to Plastic Water Bottles appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 80 days ago Aug 24, 2019, 1:34am -
  • Has a Hotel Bumped You to Bad Accommodations?
    It's a frustrating situation. You book a room only to arrive and realized the hotel bumped you to a less desirable location in their chain. So what now? The post Has a Hotel Bumped You to Bad Accommodations? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 83 days ago Aug 21, 2019, 1:25am -
  • Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Miles and Points?
    Every frequent traveler should ask themself: am I really getting the most out of my miles and points? This month's counterpoint explores that. The post Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Miles and Points? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 83 days ago Aug 21, 2019, 12:58am -
  • Six Places I Want to Visit and Why
    Collecting points and miles comes with one major goal: getting to travel near and far on the cheap! Here are 6 places I want to visit with my rewards. The post Six Places I Want to Visit and Why appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 84 days ago Aug 20, 2019, 12:23am -
  • A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market
    Does anyone else remember Airbus cracking the US market? This Without that, the aviation industry we know today would be very different.The post A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 87 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom
    A camera was found on an airplane bathroom on a United Airlines flight from San Diego Houston. Man who put it there arrested. The post Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 89 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 12:50am -
  • Norwegian Airlines To Cease US Fights to Ireland
    As of September 15th, Norwegian Airlines is set to cease all transatlantic flights between Ireland, the USA and Canada. The continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is cited as the reason for this. Currently the airline operates from Dublin, Shannon…
    - 90 days ago Aug 13, 2019, 9:49pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newBA293 - LHR-IAD 3 CLS 777 Summer 2020
    Title says it all - BA is currently putting the 3 CLS 777 on one of the IAD rotations. Think this is accurate or just a placeholder?
    - 14 mins ago Nov 12, 2019, 1:04am -
  • newAI gates in BKK?
    What gates / concourse does AI use in BKK? I'm flying Business class BKK-DEL in the morning and hope to avoid the dreadful LOUIS TAVERN LOUNGE. But I suspect the SQ lounge is probably far away from AI gates.
    - 39 mins ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:39am -
  • newAdding AppleCare+ to watch bought overseas
    As anyone successfully managed to add AppleCare+ to an Apple product bought in another country to their own? Ideally, buying in country A & adding AppleCare+ on return to country B, though I'd be open to obtaining it at the point of purchase (Korea..…
    - 57 mins ago Nov 12, 2019, 12:21am -
  • newRapping FA
    Hi All As someone who’s is not regularly flying domestically in the States I had recently my first Southwest flight - and I had a sensational FA who rapped the welcome on board message. This was on Sunday from LAS to SAN. I need to admit tha…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:58pm -
  • newMeal menu flights between London and Singapore (Business Class)
    Hello , Trying to find what is offered as standard menu on flights SQ317 and SQ322. Is it worth booking BTC?
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:43pm -
  • newHigh end wine store in Colombo?
    Anyone know of a reliable, high end wine store in Colombo with temperature controlled cellars? Looking for some Bordeaux. Petrus specially but other ones too to some degree. Thanks!
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:29pm -
  • newDowngrading old Chase MileagePlus Card
    Greetings! I'm just hoping for a bit of advice. I've had an old Chase MileagePlus Visa Signature card for many years. In fact, it was the first mileage card I opened, with an annual fee of $49. It has hardly any benefits, and I have much better..…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:22pm -
  • newAvios Posting Time When Flying AS
    Flew Alaska Airlines on October 18th and 20th, should I be concerned that the Avios earned on those two flights haven't posted yet? Thanks, Jayson
    - 2 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:51pm -
  • newWhen to buy business class ticket on AF LAX to CDG in Sept/Oct
    I know no one has a crystal ball, but is it too early to buy business class ticket for late Sept/Oct return LAX to CDG on AF. right now I see the cheapest fare is $3,800, and then it climbs up. any thoughts?
    - 3 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:42pm -
  • newPurchase with OnBusiness, Upgrade with GUF
    I have a load of OnBusiness points to use and was looking to see if I can use these and upgrade with a bunch of GUF vouchers I have. Has anyone tried this? I suspect I can just phone GGL line and see if they will do it.
    - 3 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:33pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newMod’s Choice - People that went above and beyond
    This mods choice is for stories of people that went above and beyond during your travels - whether through hospitality, generosity, or any other facet that wouldn’t be expected of them. submitted by /u/JonLuca [link] [comments]
    - 8 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 5:36pm -
  • newWeekly Off-Topic Thread - Week of November 11, 2019
    This is the Weekly Off-Topic thread There's more to this hobby than just credit cards - it spreads out into travel aspirations, what luggage or wallet you're using, or what flavor kombucha your local WeWork is serving. Please use this thread to talk…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - November 11, 2019
    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…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - November 11, 2019
    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…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 11, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Trip Reports and Churning Success Stories Weekly Thread - Week of November 10, 2019
    How'd your churning week go? Any super huge highs? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, Success Stories…
    - 2 days ago Nov 10, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - November 10, 2019
    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 Nov 10, 2019, 11:04am -
  • Question Thread - November 10, 2019
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  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of November 09, 2019
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