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  • 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…
    - 67 days ago 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…
    - 70 days ago 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…
    - 74 days ago 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…
    - 77 days ago 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…
    - 79 days ago 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…
    - 81 days ago 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…
    - 84 days ago 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…
    - 86 days ago 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…
    - 88 days ago 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…
    - 91 days ago Feb 28, 2020, 7:30pm -

View From the Wing

  • newHere’s Delta’s Internal Program To Convince Employees To Leave
    Employees with more than 25 years at Delta are being offered a retirement package, while most employees are being offered a voluntary 'early out' that should be more attractive than being let go when CARES Act restrictions lift.It's sad that it's co…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:34pm -
  • newUnited Airlines: No Plan For Bankruptcy, Will Use MileagePlus To Raise Cash
    United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby spoke at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference and spoke confidently about shedding costs and preparing for a rebound in air travel. He offered that bankruptcy isn't a strategic option, that airlines are foolis…
    - 13 hours ago May 28, 2020, 9:04pm -
  • newFor Most Countries, Limiting Travel Is Useless For Stopping Virus Spread
    There are two ways travel can spread the virus. Both are manageable at this point. Europe's CDC has brand new recommendations for re-opening travel.Continue reading For Most Countries, Limiting Travel Is Useless For Stopping Virus Spread...
    - 15 hours ago May 28, 2020, 7:04pm -
  • newBritish Airways Sneaks A Change To Its Frequent Flyer Program That May Backfire
    British Airways notified members of a change to its frequent flyer terms and conditions to limit the ability to sue.Mandatory arbitration, though, is so 2018 and may wind up costing British Airways a lot more than lawsuits would have.Continue readi…
    - 17 hours ago May 28, 2020, 5:04pm -
  • newNew 2020 Perks For Chase Sapphire Reserve And Preferred
    Chase has added more new temporary benefits to the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred Card products.They’re letting you redeem points at full value towards restaurants, grocery stores, and home improvement stores. Sapphire Reserve…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2020, 3:04pm -
  • newHow Airports Are Going To Become Very Different
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading How Airports Are Going To Become Very Different...
    - 20 hours ago May 28, 2020, 2:04pm -
  • newAmerican’s Full Message To Managers About 30% Layoffs
    Last night I broke the news exclusively that American Airlines would shed at least 30% of management and support staff, and I outlined the two voluntary packages being offered to most employees and what the involuntary package would look like.A coup…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2020, 12:04pm -
  • American Airlines Will Terminate At Least 30% Of Management And Support Staff
    American Airlines is about to inform management and support staff that they expect at least 30% to be let go, according to internal documents reviewed by View From The Wing. The airline wants some of these layoffs to be voluntary, and they're taking…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2020, 1:00am -
  • 3 Reasons to Get Citi’s New No Annual Fee AAdvantage Card
    Citibank's no annual fee AAdvantage MileUp℠ card just launched this summer. Like United's and Delta's no annual fee offerings it will not include travel benefits like early boarding or free checked bags. However it will offer full mileage earning…
    - 1 day ago May 27, 2020, 11:34pm -
  • NYT: Let’s Accept Tracking Our Movements In Order To Improve Airline Marketing
    Ultimately "ask[ing] the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security to come up with new protocols for security, boarding and other routines to minimize risk" will be health security theater, more designed to make people feel like the governm…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 9:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newDelta To Resume China Flights In June… With A Stop
    Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are planning on resuming passenger flights to mainland China as of June. While the airlines have been operating plenty of cargo-only flights, this will represent the first scheduled US airline passenger servic…
    - 12 hours ago May 28, 2020, 9:51pm -
  • newJoin Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!
    Today at 6:30PM ET we'll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour. This evening we'll be focused on redeeming miles (so bring your questions), and we'll be joined by Matthew Klint from Live and Let's Fly, as well as my PointsPros colleague Jorda…
    - 14 hours ago May 28, 2020, 8:03pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Once Again Allows Employees To Fly In First Class
    Here's a noteworthy update to how American Airlines is accommodating non-revenue travelers on flights...In early April, American Airlines introduced a restriction whereby employees could no longer fly in first class on narrow body aircraft when trav…
    - 16 hours ago May 28, 2020, 6:38pm -
  • newBoeing Resumes 737 MAX Production, Lays Off 6,770 Employees
    Boeing has announced a mixed bag of news this week -- 737 MAX production will be resuming (despite the lack of demand), and there will also be layoffs.This week Boeing has resumed production of the Boeing 737 MAX in Renton, Washington. Initially the…
    - 17 hours ago May 28, 2020, 5:45pm -
  • newInteresting: Airlines Need Permission To Offer Hand Sanitizer
    This makes perfect sense when you think about it, though it's probably something that most people wouldn't even consider.Airlines are going great lengths to make people feel more comfortable about flying again. This comes in many forms, from requiri…
    - 18 hours ago May 28, 2020, 4:09pm -
  • newChase Adds Limited Time Perks To Sapphire Cards
    Given how much consumer behavior has changed in the past several weeks, many of the credit card benefits that members used to appreciate most aren’t as valuable anymore. Therefore we’re seeing card issuers get creative with perks, so that members…
    - 20 hours ago May 28, 2020, 1:47pm -
  • newBritish Airways Updates Executive Club Terms, Adds Class Action Waiver & Arbitration Agreement
    British Airways has today updated the terms of the Executive Club frequent flyer program, and I think some people might find this change to be interesting.British Airways has updated sections 33 and 34 of the Executive Club terms & conditions, and t…
    - 21 hours ago May 28, 2020, 12:59pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines To Cut 30% Of Management Jobs
    It looks like American Airlines plans to lay off about 30% of management and support staff over the coming weeks, as the airline prepares to shrink significantly.Airlines received a total of around $50 billion in grants and loans through the CARES A…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2020, 12:06pm -
  • newDarn: Japan Won’t Pay For Us To Visit After All
    Unfortunately it looks like Japan won't be covering half the cost of our visit after all...Japan has seen a 99.9% drop in international visitors, and last week I shared what was reported to be a plan that Japan had developed to lure foreign tourists…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:10am -
  • newHilton Honors Selling Points For 0.5 Cents Each (Extended)
    In March Hilton Honors rolled out their latest promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promos they offer. This promotion was supposed to expire yesterday, but this is a heads up that the promotion has been extended by a week.Le…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:55am -

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 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…
    - 1 day ago May 27, 2020, 10:45pm -
  • Introducing the Manifesto, on the Milenomics Podcast Network
    Today I get to share some exciting news about a project that’s been in the works for a few weeks: the Manifesto podcast, hosted by yours truly on the Milenomics Podcast Network.Long-time readers know that the Milenomics Squared podcast is one my fa…
    - 18 days ago May 11, 2020, 3:52pm -
  • COVID, cancellations, schedule changes, and refunds
    This was originally going to be a quick hit on my experience cancelling an Alaska Airlines reservation for a trip I had been planning to take this summer, but then I noticed lots of people having related issues on a whole range of carriers, so I thou…
    - 23 days ago May 6, 2020, 5:56pm -
  • Two great, one good, and one marginal grocery store earning boost
    By now you may have heard that starting May 1, 2020, Chase and American Express have enhanced the rate that several of their cards earn miles and points at grocery stores. I was notified by American Express by e-mail on May 1 (subject line “FQF, yo…
    - 25 days ago May 4, 2020, 4:47pm -
  • A decent strategy for the Chase IHG Rewards credit cards
    I’ve played around with the IHG Rewards program over the years, for example when I dutifully filled out my 94 index cards (and won a Bose home stereo system), but the program isn’t of much interest to me, given that I earn enough Hilton Honors an…
    - 32 days ago Apr 27, 2020, 7:50pm -
  • Mixed (overall negative) changes to Consumers Credit Union Rewards Checking
    I wrote recently over at my personal finance blog about my favorite high-interest checking account, the Rewards Checking account offered by Consumers Credit Union. In case any readers are as big of fans of the account as I am, I wanted to discuss som…
    - 38 days ago Apr 21, 2020, 9:40pm -
  • How I did on the American Express Hilton Aspire card
    I wrote previously about using the American Express Hilton Aspire card to cover most of the cost of my honeymoon in Hawaii at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Since I cancelled the card as planned earlier this year, I thought I’d give a…
    - 44 days ago Apr 14, 2020, 11:08pm -
  • Some personal news
    Yesterday I lost my job, over what I would call a difference of opinion: I thought I was doing a good job, and my boss thought I was doing a bad job, and my boss had the tie-breaking vote.BackgroundAbout 3 years ago I started working extremely part t…
    - 58 days ago Apr 1, 2020, 9:18pm -
  • Travel hacking during the plague
    I know my gentle readers have a lot on their minds these days, but so does everybody else. That makes the current crisis as good a time as any to step back and see if there are any unusual opportunities to deploy your very specific set of skills.What…
    - 60 days ago Mar 29, 2020, 11:21pm -
  • Replacing a (potentially) compromised Visa prepaid debit card
    If you play this game long enough, you guaranteed to see everything eventually. In many ways, I think travel hackers have a better view into the guts of the US financial system than the people who designed it, because we get to see it from every angl…
    - 93 days ago Feb 26, 2020, 8:04pm -

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…
    - 63 days ago 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…
    - 85 days ago 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…
    - 85 days ago 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…
    - 86 days ago 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…
    - 87 days ago 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,…
    - 87 days ago 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…
    - 98 days ago 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 Basics of Chase Ultimate Rewards
    Welcome! Today we continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. In the last article, we discussed American Express Membership Rewards. Here we’ll dive into the world of Chase.Like American Express, Chase…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2020, 9:43pm -
  • The Basics of American Express Membership Rewards
    We began this series with an introduction to the three types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers: transferable point cards, airline- and hotel-branded cards, and fixed point value cards. Next we'll dive a little deeper into the fir…
    - 11 days ago May 18, 2020, 10:13pm -
  • Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An Introduction
    In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at different types of credit cards and their reward programs, with an aim to introduce you to those frequently used by travelers. Such a topic can be divided into three categories: transferable programs, airline…
    - 17 days ago May 12, 2020, 3:38am -
  • Chasing Airlines For Refunds: What You Need To Know
    The world is in a time-outThe travel world has certainly been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Every country around the globe has been changing travel restrictions on pretty much a weekly basis. Airlines are adjusting their routes and aircraft ev…
    - 35 days ago Apr 24, 2020, 3:40am -
  • How to be an Airbnb Ninja – Ready for Anything
    Airbnb can be a fantastic way to stay at a unique property or save money compared to staying at a hotel. Be sure to check out our previous article where we discussed details such as filtering the search results and strategies for saving money and ear…
    - 38 days ago Apr 21, 2020, 1:39am -
  • Key Things You Need To Know About Booking An Airbnb
    In our previous article we discussed some tools, tips, and tricks to help you navigate booking air travel. In this article we’ll tackle accommodation. Specifically we’ll look at one of the biggest movers and shakers in the industry – Airbnb. Le…
    - 45 days ago Apr 14, 2020, 10:08pm -
  • Four Invaluable Tools for Booking Flights With Miles & Cash
    Below are some tools, tips, and tricks to help you navigate the complexities of planning and booking air travel. Let’s move about the cabin and discuss how we got here.Award TicketsUsing points and miles can be a fantastic way to leverage the cos…
    - 50 days ago Apr 9, 2020, 8:22pm -
  • Amex Extends Minimum Spending Requirement Window for Bonuses to Six Months
    In response to the economic downturn, American Express is now allowing six months instead of the usual three months to meet minimum spending requirements for sign up bonuses on their credit cards. The following are Amex's words:"Due to the impact o…
    - 55 days ago Apr 4, 2020, 8:50pm -
  • Why We Love Flying Blue & How to Use It Like a Pro
    Flying Blue, the award program of Air France and KLM, often flies under the radar. Even with dynamic award pricing, there are plenty of reasons to check it out. Let’s move about the cabin and take a look. The BasicsFlying Blue is the name of the…
    - 56 days ago Apr 3, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • Award Booking Sale & Assistance with Changes and Cancellations
    COVID-19 is changing daily life, pretty drastically, for everyone right now. At MileValue we are trying to adapt to the current climate by discounting our already existing services as well as offering a new one: assistance changing and canceling your…
    - 57 days ago Apr 2, 2020, 6:58pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newAn Interview With United’s CCO on Upcoming Coronavirus Changes
    WebMD recently sat down with United Airlines’ Chief Communications officer John Earnst about the upcoming changes due to the coronavirus. Here’s what we learned so far: The new safety measures implemented for airline travel They will require all…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:04pm -
  • newPakistan Still Investigating Cause of Last Week’s Plane Crash
    Last week, on May 22, a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed with 100 people on board. In total, 97 bodies were pulled from the rubble in Karachi, Pakistan where the crash occurred. Two passengers survived. The survivors recount that, short…
    - 14 hours ago May 28, 2020, 8:17pm -
  • newRyanair Will Begin Operating 1000 Flights Out of 19 UK Airports on July 1
    With the slow re-opening of many European countries, Ryanair has announced that beginning July 1, it will begin operating 1000 flights out of 19 UK airports. This equates to about 40% of the airline’s regular flight schedule. Furthermore, as operat…
    - 14 hours ago May 28, 2020, 7:59pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines and United Employees Brace for Layoffs in October
    To cope with the impact of the coronavirus, American Airlines has announced that it is planning to lay off 30% of its workforce, which equates to about 5,000 jobs. Because the airline accepted bailout money from the government, these layoffs cannot b…
    - 14 hours ago May 28, 2020, 7:55pm -
  • IATA Head on Quarantine Restriction Policies
    Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has spoken of his concern over what he believes is the increasing politicization of quarantine restrictions. As City A.M. reports, his remarks come just a few days after…
    - 1 day ago May 27, 2020, 10:17pm -
  • Lufthansa Receives Aid to Help It Weather the Coronavirus
    On Monday, the German state approved a large-scale aid package for its flag carrier, reports Associated Press (AP). Lufthansa has been granted €9 billion ($9.8 billion) in aid in order to help keep it operational in the face of the coronavirus pand…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 9:00pm -
  • LATAM Restructures to Better Handle COVID-19
    On Tuesday, LATAM Airlines Group became the second Latin American airline to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, following Avianca, who filed earlier this month. The company’s restructuring will apply to its affiliates in Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 7:11pm -
  • A Southwest Airlines’ Skycap Brightens Passengers’ Days at San Antonio International Airport
    Over the last 26 years, Skycap Herb Watts, nicknamed “Herb on the Curb,” has been a famously friendly skycap. In his second year on the job, Southwest presented him with the Southwest Airlines’ President’s Award in customer service and job ex…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2020, 6:27pm -
  • Nine of the World’s Largest Aircraft
    In the 1980s, the Soviet Union produced the gigantic Antonov An-225. For over 30 years, the massive jet has held the title of the largest aircraft in the world in terms of weight and length, with the Stratolaunch beating it out in terms of wingspan.…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2020, 6:09pm -
  • Air India Will Begin Booking Domestic Flights on May 25th
    Air India has announced that it will begin booking domestic flights on May 25th. They will operate a total of 8428 flights each week starting from that date, for three months, through June 30. Air India made the announcement on Twitter. It read: “O…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2020, 10:00pm -

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

  • newCan you pay student loans with a credit card?
    The Federal Reserve conducted a survey of over 6,600 Americans in 2016 and found that the average monthly student loan payment is $393. So it’s no wonder that student loan payments are a large part of many people’s budgets. Like with all other t…
    - 14 hours ago May 28, 2020, 8:00pm -
  • newChase announces huge benefit improvements for Sapphire cards, increasing value of points and more
    Credit card issuers like Chase and Amex have added temporary enhancements to their credit cards during this period of uncertainty surrounding the economy and travel. Cue the latest Chase Sapphire benefits boosts that were announced today. Those hol…
    - 21 hours ago May 28, 2020, 1:32pm -
  • newHow much are Delta miles worth?
    If you have a stash of Delta miles, if you’ve or thought about collecting them, you might well be wondering what Delta miles are worth. And like all airline miles, Delta miles value is variable. It comes down to: How flexible you are with travel d…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2020, 12:30pm -
  • newSouthwest points value: What are they worth?
    Determining an exact value for a Southwest points is easier than with most airlines because the price of an award flight is directly related to the cash price of the ticket. So how much are Southwest Rapid Rewards points worth? It varies slightly de…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:30am -
  • The best no foreign transaction fee credit cards of June 2020
    When you travel internationally there’s plenty to think about, such as finding the next Wi-Fi spot, translating that super-confusing sign or searching for the local delicacy. The last thing you need is an unpleasant surprise when you get your credi…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 10:00pm -
  • The best American Express credit cards for June
    American Express has cards that offer huge travel card intro bonuses, elite status with hotels, valuable Amex Offers and more. Each rewards card, however, comes with its own mix of benefits and perks, which can make it hard to choose the best one fo…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 5:00pm -
  • How to use Marriott Points Advance — book hotels even if you don’t have the points
    Lots of the best Marriott resorts, like the St Regis Maldives and W Bali, don’t have “regular” hotel rooms. They’ve instead got nothing but gorgeous gigantic suites. Once upon a time, you couldn’t book these hotels through the Marriott webs…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 12:30pm -
  • We rank the best seats on a plane for your travel style
    Getting the perfect seat on an airplane can be the difference between a great flight and a miserable one, especially in coach. But ensuring you get one the best seats on a plane the next time you travel doesn’t have to be left to prayers and wis…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 11:30am -
  • Limited-time: 100% bonus with Hilton points purchases
    You know those people that say you should never buy points, even when they’re on sale? Those are the type of people that aren’t good at math. Hilton currently offers a limited-time 100% bonus when you buy at least 10,000 Hilton points — in ot…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2020, 10:00pm -
  • Emirates significantly reduces fees for award flights
    In the past, Emirates’ loyalty program has had limited use for most people, even though it’s considered one of the nicest airlines in the world. Their award rates weren’t anything spectacular, but the real issue was the huge surcharges they tac…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2020, 9:20pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • newWhat Happens When You Turn Your Hobby Into a Job?
    Posted: 5/28/2020 | May 28th, 2020 There’s a big industry on the web that will show you how you can turn your passion into something that pays your bills. I’m sure you’ve seen the Facebook ads: “Follow your passion! Make money doing what you…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:48am -
  • 12 Things to See and Do in Bergen, Norway
    Posted: 5/25/2020 | May 25th, 2020 Enveloped by steep mountains and sitting next to the country’s deepest and longest fjord, Bergen is a small city tucked away on the west coast of Norway. Though home to only 220,000 people, there’s a surprising…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2020, 12:50pm -
  • My 4 Favorite Hostels in Toronto
    Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Toronto is Canada’s version of New York City. It’s a diverse, multicultural city with a vibrant nightlife, amazing food scene, and tons of fun things to see and do — no matter what season you visit in. While i…
    - 6 days ago May 23, 2020, 5:12pm -
  • My 7 Favorite Hostels in Miami
    Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Miami is a party city. There are just no two ways about it. People come here to get wild, visit nightclubs, lounge on the beach, and drink the nights away. While it’s not a city I particularly love, even I’ll ad…
    - 6 days ago May 23, 2020, 2:19pm -
  • My Favorite 6 Hostels in Chicago
    Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Boasting a robust food scene (don’t miss Chicago-style pizza), fun nightlife, and plenty of green space, Chicago is not only one of my favorite cities in the US — it’s one of my favorite cities in the world! W…
    - 6 days ago May 23, 2020, 12:31pm -
  • 7 Common Travel Myths That are WRONG
    Far too many people believe the notion that travel is expensive, unsafe, and impossible unless you are rich. They couldn't be more wrong. In this post, I break down the most common travel myths that are keeping people from taking the plunge and livi…
    - 11 days ago May 18, 2020, 11:26am -
  • The 18 Best Things to See and Do in Helsinki
    Posted: 05/14/20 | May 14th, 2020 As I landed in Helsinki, I didn’t really know what to expect. Out of all the capital cities in the area, Helsinki gets the least “buzz.” And, while small and not as “cool” as Stockholm or Copenhagen, Helsin…
    - 15 days ago May 14, 2020, 12:16pm -
  • How to (Virtually) Travel the World
    Posted: 5/11/20 | May 11th, 2020 With the world on hold for the foreseeable, it’s going to be a long time before we get back on the road. Even as we begin to look to the summer, it’s likely that many destinations will keep their doors shut to int…
    - 18 days ago May 11, 2020, 9:33am -
  • Meet the Team: The People Behind Nomadic Matt
    Over the years, this blog has grown from a part-time hobby to one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. During that time, I've built an awesome team of remote workers to help me keep this blog running smoothly. Allow me to introduce to Nomadic Ma…
    - 29 days ago Apr 30, 2020, 12:00pm -
  • Will the Coronavirus change how you live? It will for me.
    Posted: 04/27/20 | April 27th, 2020 Emily Dickinson once said, “To shut our eyes is Travel.” I disagree. Confined inside for the last six weeks, no matter how often I shut my eyes, it’s simply not the same. The beauty of Dickinson’s quote see…
    - 32 days ago Apr 27, 2020, 7:16am -

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

  • 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 58 days ago 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…
    - 89 days ago 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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?…
    - 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 -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newHuntington Bank Promotions: $150, $200, $400, $500, $750 Checking Bonuses for May 28, 2020
    Find the latest Huntington Bank promotions, bonuses, and coupons for May 28, 2020. Find your Huntington Coupon below. Typical bonuses can range from $150, $200, $400, $500, and up to $750. For these bonuses, customers are only required to open an eli…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:08pm -
  • newMESHKI Promotions: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Party Styles, Etc
    Here you will find all the latest MESHKI promotions, discounts, coupons, sales, and more! If you’re looking for that perfect dress to wear to your next outing, MESHKI is the perfect place to look! Endorsed by a variety of celebrities, you can see w…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:03pm -
  • newMarriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card 75,000 Bonus Points ($675 Value)
    Hustlermoneyblog has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Hustlermoneyblog and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. If you tend to travel and love staying at Marriott hotels, then you might be intere…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:00pm -
  • newGap Promotions: Up to 60% Off Everything + Extra 20% Off, Etc
    Find the latest GAP coupons, promo codes, and promotions here. Gap is the place to go for amazing deals and offers! They offer a wide selection of apparel, accessories, and personal care products for both men and women, as well as children! Save mone…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 11:00pm -
  • newAtom Finance: Free Stock News & Research App
    Check out the latest Atom Finance coupons investment promotions here at HMB. Atom Finance is a modern investment platform, aimed to help you get access to high-quality research resources. This platform is perfect guide for investing decisions and fi…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:54pm -
  • newWhite + Warren Promotions: Get 15% Off First Purchase w/ Email Sign Up, Etc
    Find White + Warren Promotions, Coupons, Discount Promo Codes on all things stylish, comfortable, & colorful. cashmere travel wraps, sweaters, tops, & more. White + Warren has high quality knitwear that is sure to keep you comfortable yet stylish.…
    - 11 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:53pm -
  • newE*TRADE Promotions: $0 Commissions for Online Stock, ETF, & Options Trades May 2020
    Find new E*TRADE promotions, bonuses, and offers for stocks, forex, futures and mutual funds here. E*TRADE offer includes $0 Commissions for online stock, ETF, & options trades. Join E*TRADE today! About E*TRADE Promotions E*TRADE is a financial ser…
    - 12 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:26pm -
  • newM&T Bank Promotions: $150, $250, $350, $400, $500 Checking Bonuses
    Take advantage of M&T Bank promotions, bonuses, and offers here! Currently, the bank is offering $150-$500 bonuses when you sign up for a new Checking Account and meeting all the requirements associated. About M&T Bank Promotions Established in 1856…
    - 12 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:24pm -
  • newWhat Do You Need to Open a Chase Bank Account?
    There are so many things to consider when opening a Chase bank account. What kind of account to open, what documents you need, and the actual account opening process. This can all be a little overwhelming especially if it’s your first Chase bank ac…
    - 12 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:20pm -
  • newFirst Financial Credit Union First Secure Checking Review: 3.00% APY Up To $10K (Nationwide)
    Learn more about the First Financial Credit Union First Secure Checking account here. Available nationwide, First Financial Credit Union is offering 3.00% APY on balances of up to $10,000 when you open a First Secure Checking Account and meet the req…
    - 12 hours ago May 28, 2020, 10:17pm -

Travel Codex

  • Today Only: 20% Off Alaska Airlines Flights
    Alaska Airlines is saying congratulations to the class of 2020 by offing 20% off nearly all flights! By using promo code 2020GRADS you too can save 20% off a flight this summer! The promo code is good for up to 6 people per reservation and does not a…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 5:59pm -
  • The Canadair CRJ200: Won’t Be Missing You
    The landscape of travel is going through countless changes these days. This is definitely a mixed bag, but there is one change that I find to be overwhelmingly positive. Regional jets are not going away, but many carriers are moving from 50 seaters t…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2020, 12:59pm -
  • The Newest US Commercial Airport is Now Closed
    It wasn’t that long ago that rapid airport growth was normal. In Washington State, Seatac airport quickly expanded with Delta invading Seattle and Alaska growing to defend their hometown turf. As airlines grew in Seattle to support the city’s rap…
    - 6 days ago May 23, 2020, 3:00pm -
  • The Venetian Las Vegas Free Night for First Responders and Essential Workers
    Las Vegas will soon be getting back to business and The Venetian is celebrating its reopening by thanking all first responders and other essential workers who have helped us through this crisis. The Venetian and its sister property, The Palazzo, are…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2020, 7:00pm -
  • Disney Reopening: Here Are The Restrictions You Need To Know
    Disney Springs has reopened and other parks are in the process of a phased reopening.  Your experience will be very different than what you have experienced in the past.  Here are the changes that you can expect on your next visit. The Legal Stuff…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2020, 6:44pm -
  • Massive Data Breach At EasyJet: Personal Information And Credit Cards
    EasyJet reports that hackers have stolen millions of customer information and thousands of credit card numbers from the budget airline. The Details The airline says that a “sophisticated source” had accessed the personal information including ema…
    - 10 days ago May 19, 2020, 3:07pm -
  • A (Mostly) Complete Guide to State Reopenings
    As states across the country begin the slow process of reopening, I’ve started hearing chatter about planning domestic trips this summer from friends/coworkers; for the most part it’s either something in-state or maybe in a neighboring state. And…
    - 11 days ago May 18, 2020, 5:00pm -
  • Qatar Airways Provides Travel Credit For Booking Flights & Flying
    Qatar Airways is looking forward to inviting guests back on planes as soon as possible, and thanking those who book now with travel credit towards future booking. Already in the news for their amazing Travel with Confidence policy which allows for ne…
    - 12 days ago May 17, 2020, 4:58pm -
  • Guide to Qatar Airways Nearly Unlimited Free Change Policy
    Qatar Airways is offering one of the most ridiculously awesome and passenger friendly policy I have ever seen in my many years of flying and blogging. Qatar Airways new change policy allows for passengers to currently change their travel dates, desti…
    - 13 days ago May 16, 2020, 4:52am -
  • Hawaii Travel Quarantine Requirement Extended Through June
    Hawaii has been operating on a mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement for people arriving in Hawaii.  This quarantine was set to expire at the end of May and has now by extended by Governor David Ige. The Travel Restrictions for Hawaii Anyone arriv…
    - 14 days ago May 15, 2020, 6:43pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newDoc.ai – Get $75 to Evaluate At-Home COVID-19 Blood Test
    You can earn a $75 Amazon Gift Card to help evaluate an at-home COVID-19 blood test, plus you can get paid by Doc.ai to participate in several other digital health trials. [Read More] Doc.ai – Get $75 to Evaluate At-Home COVID-19 Blood TestThe p…
    - 14 hours ago May 28, 2020, 7:50pm -
  • newHappyNest Real Estate Micro-Investing App $10 Free Credit
    Sign up for HappyNest to invest in commercial real estate with your spare change, plus get a $10 free credit for a limited time. [Read More] HappyNest Real Estate Micro-Investing App $10 Free CreditThe post HappyNest Real Estate Micro-Investing Ap…
    - 18 hours ago May 28, 2020, 3:46pm -
  • Oxygen – Digital Banking: $25 Bonus and $25 Referrals
    Check out the Oxygen digital banking app to help manage your personal and business finances, plus participate in the Oxygen Refer-A-Friend Program to get $25 each for sharing with friends. [Read More] Oxygen – Digital Banking: $25 Bonus and $25 R…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 7:57pm -
  • Webull Brokerage Account App: Get 2 Free Stocks and Referral Bonuses
    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.Get 2 Free Stocks from Webull (Back Again): Just open a Webull brokerage a…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2020, 3:46pm -
  • TopCashback Shopping Network $20 Sign-Up Bonus and $25 Referrals
    The TopCashback rebate shopping network is offering new members a $20 TopCashBack Sign-Up Bonus when you create a free account and earn $10 in payable cash back from shopping at thousands of popular merchants, plus you can earn $25 referral bonuses f…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2020, 5:33pm -
  • SoFi Active Investing Account: $75 Welcome Bonus + $75 Referrals
    Open a SoFi Active Investing Account to trade individual stocks and fractional stock shares with no fees and no minimums, plus get $75 worth of free stock when you open and fund a new SoFi Active Investing Account with at least $1,000.Updated 5/21/2…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2020, 3:42pm -
  • Fetch Rewards Grocery Receipt Rebates $2 Sign-Up Bonus and Referrals
    Fetch Rewards lets you earn points toward gift card redemptions when you scan your grocery receipts for purchases of products from participating brands.Just download Fetch Rewards from the App Store or Google Play, and then enter Referral Code NF1VA…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2020, 3:11pm -
  • Tastyworks: Get 100 Shares of Stock with $2,000 Deposit
    Get 100 shares of stock with a value of up to $600 when you open a Tastyworks brokerage account and deposit at least $2,000 for 3 months. [Read More] Tastyworks: Get 100 Shares of Stock with $2,000 DepositThe post Tastyworks: Get 100 Shares of Sto…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2020, 6:23pm -
  • Arcadia Power – $25 Wind Energy Referral Bonuses + Pay Your Energy Bill with a Credit Card
    Sign up for a free Arcadia Power account to get a $25 bonus credit when you register to use 50% Wind Energy through your current provider (available nationwide), plus you can pay your current energy bill using your favorite rewards credit card with n…
    - 10 days ago May 19, 2020, 4:55pm -
  • Qapital Banking App: $25 Sign-Up Bonus + $25 Referral Credits
    Qapital is a banking app that helps you automatically save money toward your financial goals, plus new users can get a $25 Qapital Sign-Up Bonus when you make your first deposit toward your Qapital savings goal. [Read More] Qapital Banking App: $25…
    - 21 days ago May 8, 2020, 3:39pm -

Boarding Area

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)

  • Hilton Points Sale Extended for 7 Days
    The current Hilton Honors Points ‘Flash Sale’ offering a 100% bonus when you buy 10,000 or more points was due to end today (27th May 2020) – but has now been extended until 3rd June 2020. Points usually cost 1 US cents each, so this promotion…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2020, 9:00am -
  • LATAM Files For Bankruptcy Protection
    LATAM Airlines is the latest airline to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. This decision was clearly well planned, as the airline has already made a website available to all stakeholders, outlining the process. Importantl…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2020, 9:00am -
  • Brussels Airlines starts flying again – also to New York
    Als of June 15, Brussels Airlines plans to operate regular passenger services again. The Star Alliance Airline has been grounded since end of March due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions. The whole fleet is currently parked at Brussels Airport. Howe…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2020, 5:27pm -
  • Qatar Airways and American Airlines expand codeshare
    Earlier this year, Qatar Airways and American Airlines announced to restart their collaboration initiatives, which abruptly stopped in 2017. One of the key agreements is on codeshare flights. In the near future, you can book over 1.000 destinations w…
    - 5 days ago May 24, 2020, 11:47am -
  • Emirates sets industry-leading safety standard for customers travelling as it resumes operations
    Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground. The new measures took effect today, with the resumption of regularly…
    - 7 days ago May 22, 2020, 9:44am -
  • Thai Airways declares insolvency
    For several weeks there have been various speculations about the future of Thai Airways. The Thai airline has been in the red for years, as a state-owned airline the Thai government has repeatedly pumped billions into Thai. The Corona crisis gave rea…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2020, 7:14pm -
  • Norwegian secures state aid and China now owns a large part of the Company
    Norwegian confirms that the restructuring is completed and that the state loan guarantee of in total NOK 3 billion has been approved. The company has now converted NOK 12.7 billion of debt to equity and laid a solid foundation for the future, althoug…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2020, 2:06pm -
  • Delta says goodbye to its entire Boeing 777 fleet
    Amid the Covid-19 crisis, many airlines need to adapt to be able to survive in the long term. For instance by temporarily stopping certain routes. Some airlines also choose to phase out older aircraft in an attempt to save costs. Recently, Lufthansa…
    - 12 days ago May 17, 2020, 6:41pm -
  • Lufthansa Group increases longhaul and shorthaul network in June
    With the June flight schedule, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services compared with the previous weeks operation. Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are adding numerous leisure and summer destinations to their fli…
    - 15 days ago May 14, 2020, 2:20pm -
  • Masks in-flight are not the way to go, expert says
    Professor in microbiology, Hans Jørn Jepsen Kolmos, thinks that facial masks will be a solution to protect ourselves from the coronavirus on multiple segments of the journey. Just not on board the aircraft. Throughout the past week, multiple airline…
    - 18 days ago May 11, 2020, 1:25pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newRepositioning from UK to Sweden
    Hi everyone, I was on a biz trip back to Europe when all this Covid 19 stuff kicked off and my country of residence (Malaysia) wouldnt allow me to return and still wont, even though I have a residency visa. So as I am a british citizen i headed.…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2020, 8:59am -
  • newQuestion on flight cancelled by BA
    Hi All, I was due to fly from ABZ > LHR on 5th July but I received an email from BA saying the flight has been cancelled and they shared a link allowing me to choose another flight. If I choose a new flight via 'Manage my booking' do I have the..…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2020, 8:36am -
  • newPrice Increase In A Matter of Seconds?
    Selected a flight PHX > BOI. It showed $83. Selected it and it said it changed to $153. Went ahead and selected it. Entered my credit card info and everything, went to purchase, got an error code and had to reload, said flight then increased from...
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2020, 7:17am -
  • newJ. D. Power 2020 North American Airlines Overall Customer Satisfaction Index Ranking
    Recent J.D Power 2020 overall customer satisfaction index ranks AC 8th for long-haul and 7th for short-haul (total 10 airlines). North American airlines were headed into 2020 with some of the highest customer satisfaction scores ever recorded,...
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2020, 7:07am -
  • newDeep redemption discounts in some locations & dynamic award pricing
    Last night, I fired up my IHG app for the first time in weeks. I noticed some deep points discounts in Germany/Austria/CZ/CH/Belgium/NL -- IC Vienna as low as 17.5k points per night, IC Berlin at 20k points, various CPs as low as 12.5k. So I...
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2020, 7:06am -
  • newTransfer Citi Reward points to Emirates skywards
    Emirates airline was added as a transfer partner last month . Its 1:1 transfer ratio for cards issued in US (and i guess for rest of the world) *but only 2.5:1 ratio for citi cards issued in UAE* . ...
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2020, 6:55am -
  • newIt's back: Cx pe sin-lax/sfo us$966 rt
    As the title states SIN-LAX or SFO via HKG in PE. Looks like it's available on both GF and CX's website starting in August. HKG is supposed to open to transit pax starting June 1 but we'll see. SQ similiar price and non-stop. I do like the A350 CX...
    - 6 hours ago May 29, 2020, 4:16am -
  • newChase Pay Yourself Back Promo
    I know there isn’t a lot of info out there on this yet because it doesn’t start until the 31st but I have a question that maybe someone can help with. The CSR has a 5x grocery bonus up to $1500 for May and another for June. Grocery is a…
    - 6 hours ago May 29, 2020, 4:08am -
  • newNatbag as you've never seen it before
    This is a pretty cool video - I wonder how they got authority to use the plane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlp7Hh-Q8XU
    - 6 hours ago May 29, 2020, 4:01am -
  • newWhere to stay in Boston without rental car?
    We are just a small family wanting to do the touristy stuff in Boston. Wife has Diamond status in Hilton. Should we stay in one of the downtown Hiltons as we won't be renting a car. Just making sure if all touristy spots are walkable or accessible...
    - 7 hours ago May 29, 2020, 2:48am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newMajor CSR/CSP Redemption Enhancements (Due to C-19)
    https://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-announces-major-temporary-benefits-on-sapphire-reserve-preferred-1-5-cents-cashout-easy-travel-credit-450-renewal/ Looks like some exciting stuff - 1.5cpp cash out on CSR for grocery, restaurants & home improvemen…
    - 20 hours ago May 28, 2020, 2:30pm -
  • newData Points Central Thread - Week of May 28, 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…
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  • newDiscussion Thread - May 28, 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…
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  • Question Thread - May 28, 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 May 28, 2020, 10:05am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of May 27, 2020
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
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  • Discussion Thread - May 27, 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 May 27, 2020, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - May 27, 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 May 27, 2020, 10:05am -
  • Bank account bonuses expiring at the end of this month (May)
    It's that time of the month again. Let me know if I missed any. Source: https://everybankbonus.com/bonuses?order_by=expiration_date ​ Personal Accounts [AZ, FL, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, WI] BMO Harris Checking ($200). - Set up a $6,000 direct deposit, e…
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  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of May 26, 2020
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Use it for anything related to bank accounts and bonuses, such as: Churning mechanisms (DD, etc) Data points (did bank X bonus arrive) Other bank account discussions/questions Before asking a question,…
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  • Discussion Thread - May 26, 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…
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  • newMiscellaneous Travel News: Week of May 27, 2020
    More from this week’s news: Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ are a terrible idea that could backfire, experts warn Social distancing circles dot San Francisco’s Dolores Park If You’re Going to Fly,...The post Miscellaneous Travel News: Wee…
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    More from this week’s international travel news: When can I travel again? How different countries are preparing for the return of tourism India’s airports begin to reopen White House imposes...The post International Travel News: Week of May 27,…
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    This week’s airline news: American Airlines: The First To Go Under American Airlines plans 30% reduction of management, administrative staff Southwest to limit seats sold on each flight through July...The post Airline + Airport News: Week of May 2…
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    The last time I wrote a Father’s Day Gift Guide was in 2015. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to become a father and now, I have two beautiful, smart, happy...The post Father’s Day Gift Guide appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • newWhat It’s Like to Fly to Australia During Covid19?
    Australia is one of my favorite countries in the world and I’m fortunate to have been many times. The last time was to see the first Major League Baseball game...The post What It’s Like to Fly to Australia During Covid19? appeared first on Johnn…
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  • newVIDEO: 39 Travel Questions with Mickela Mallozzi
    Check out the video above or listen to it on Johnny Jet’s Travel Podcast for our whole conversation and below for her abbreviated answers and please subscribe to my YouTube...The post VIDEO: 39 Travel Questions with Mickela Mallozzi appeared first…
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