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The Points Guy

  • newDeal Alert: West Coast to Hawaii from $378 Round-Trip on Virgin America
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 2 hours ago May 5, 2016, 9:06pm -
  • new15% Off Silvercar Rentals This Summer
    Last month, Silvercar announced that it was expanding its service to two new markets — Brooklyn and Newark. And now with its 14 nationwide locations — and most likely more that are soon to come — there is even more reason to make use of the s…
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:59pm -
  • newStealing a Stranger’s Miles to Book Award Flights is a Very Serious Crime
    Given how easy it can be to rack up lots of miles and points, it’s no surprise that we’re often asked if it’s possible to send miles to a third party in exchange for cash. The short answer is yes, it’s possible, but it’s against the terms…
    - 6 hours ago May 5, 2016, 5:14pm -
  • newMaking History While Sailing into Havana
    This week, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti is in Cuba on the first US cruise to the country in more than 50 years. Read on for her thoughts and experiences from the first two days on board the ship and in the city of Havana. Be sure to keep up wit…
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:14pm -
  • newDiscounted Stays in Paris with Marriott’s Summer Promotion
    If you’ve been looking at traveling to Paris, not only is summer a good time to go, but Marriott is offering travelers a promotion at 14 of its properties in Paris for travel this summer. If you stay three nights or more at one of the included pr…
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 3:59pm -
  • newSave 25% When You Redeem Amex Points for Gift Cards
    Update: This is a targeted offer. Log in to your Membership Rewards account to see if you’re eligible for the offer. American Express Membership Rewards points are fairly easy to earn, since you can rack them up quickly with cards like the Amex Pl…
    - 8 hours ago May 5, 2016, 2:44pm -
  • newThursday Giveaway: Win Two Passes to the BottleRock Festival in Napa
    In this week’s Thursday Giveaway, enter for a chance to win two VIP passes to the BottleRock music festival in Napa, CA, valued at $2,370! The festival is a great way to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer with great music from headliners…
    - 10 hours ago May 5, 2016, 1:29pm -
  • newUsing FoundersCard Elite Status Benefits in Las Vegas
    Paying several hundred dollars for access to FoundersCard travel benefits may seem steep, but as TPG Contributor Peter Rothbart discovered, membership can come in handy during a trip to Vegas, helping you waive resort fees, enjoy lounge access and mo…
    - 11 hours ago May 5, 2016, 12:14pm -
  • newMaximizing Your Points and Miles in Puerto Rico
    TPG Contributor Lane Nieset explores the many ways to maximize your points and miles on a trip to Puerto Rico. (All photos by the author unless otherwise noted.) Puerto Rico is an island that deserves much more time than just a few hours while your c…
    - 12 hours ago May 5, 2016, 10:59am -
  • A Reminder to Never Put Your Valuables in the Overhead Bin
    When flying, it’s easy to put your bag up in the overhead bin and forget about it entirely until you’re ready to deplane. But it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your goods at all times — especially items that are especially valuabl…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 7:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • new35th Anniversary Discount: American Selling Miles for 1.89 Cents Each
    American AAdvantage is giving away free miles to celebrate its 35th anniversary.They're also selling miles at a discount for their anniversary as well. How good a deal is it, and should you take advantage of it?Continue reading 35th Anniversary Di…
    - 2 hours ago May 5, 2016, 9:04pm -
  • newNew 2% Rebate Card With $300 Signup Bonus
    PNC Bank has launched the Premier Traveler Visa Signature.The card earns 2 miles per dollar spent which is effectively a 2% rebate when used for travel. It has a 30,000 point signup bonus after $3000 in spend within 3 billing cycles of account openi…
    - 4 hours ago May 5, 2016, 6:34pm -
  • newAvis Going Hardcore After Hertz on Twitter: Discounts, Upgrades, Status Matches Galore
    Avis is aggressively going after customers unhappy with Hertz on Twitter. They've started offering upgrades, discounts, and status matches to anyone tweeting displeasure at Hertz. That's something I haven't seen them do before, and could be useful.…
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:04pm -
  • newUnited Trying to Crack Down on Throwaway Tickets. Here’s How to Still Succeed and Save.
    United Airlines sent a memo to airport employees telling them to be on the lookout for 'hidden city' tickets. The memo tells agents "[w]hen fraud is suspected, the Customer Service Representatives should send an email to Corporate Security for fol…
    - 9 hours ago May 5, 2016, 2:04pm -
  • newAnother Instant Signup Free Elite Status and 1000 Free Miles
    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 Another Instant Signup Free Elite Status and 1000 Free Miles...
    - 11 hours ago May 5, 2016, 12:04pm -
  • Suing Starbucks Over Ice and the Amazing Things You See from a 747
    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 Suing Starbucks Over Ice and the Amazing Things You See from a 747...
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 10:34pm -
  • Southwest 50,000 Point Offer Credit Card Signup Bonus is Back, And You Should Check it Out
    The Southwest credit card 50,000 point offer is up from the standard offer of 25,000 points (after $1000 in spend). 50,000 points are worth $500 in gift cards, or can be worth over $700 in Southwest travel. The card also comes with 6000 points aft…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 8:18pm -
  • Here’s What the Brand New American Business Class Seat Will Look Like
    I broke the news yesterday that American Airlines had selected the B/E Aerospace Super Diamond business class seat as their new standard as they introduce the Boeing 787-9 into their fleet this year, as they continue to retrofit Boeing 777-200s with…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 6:04pm -
  • 700 Free and Easy American Miles and a Chance to Win 350,000
    In May 1981 American AAdvantage and United Mileage Plus launched the modern era of frequent flyer programs. American was first out of the chute by a couple of days.Now American is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the AAdvantage program with Mile…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 4:04pm -
  • American Express Discounting Many E-Gift Card Redemptions 25%
    Through June 27 American Express is offering a 25% discount on e-gift cards from certain merchants. Instead of getting 1 cent apiece for your Membership Rewards points when redeeming for gift cards you'll get 1.33 cents apiece.Continue reading Amer…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 2:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newThe 5 Best Credit Cards For Everyday Spend
    For those in the US with a good credit score, doing everything you can to maximize your return on everyday spend is a no brainer. You're leaving points (or in many cases, cash) on the table by not doing so.Credit cards are the primary way I rack up…
    - 2 hours ago May 5, 2016, 9:16pm -
  • newNew EVA Air Chicago To Taipei Route Coming In November
    Taipei-based EVA Air has been nicely expanding their US service over the past few years, both in terms of increased destinations, as well as increased frequencies to existing destinations. While it has been rumored for a while, EVA Air has now offici…
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:43pm -
  • newGet ~$700 Worth Of Flights With The Southwest Card Sign-Up Bonus
    Chase is offering a 50,000 point sign-up bonus on the Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, which they seem to offer every so often. You can receive the 50,000 point bonus after spending $2,000 within three months, and the offer i…
    - 5 hours ago May 5, 2016, 6:27pm -
  • newCan Delta Make An Emotional Connection With Seattleites?
    For a couple of years now, Alaska and Delta have been at war in Seattle. Historically Alaska is Seattle's hometown airline. Then a few years back Alaska and Delta announced that they'd grow together. Delta launched a bunch of new international flight…
    - 6 hours ago May 5, 2016, 5:17pm -
  • newQatar Airways Opens New Lounge In Dubai
    Several months back I flew Qatar Airways first class from Dubai to Doha (it was actually a business class seat, but for flights within the Gulf, Qatar Airways markets the forward cabin as first class rather than business class), connecting to Qatar A…
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:03pm -
  • newGet 15% Off Silvercar Rentals All Summer Long
    I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available in a dozen markets, with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4.Each A4 is equipped with free…
    - 8 hours ago May 5, 2016, 3:11pm -
  • newVideo: Turbulence Injures 31 Passengers On Etihad Flight To Jakarta
    Wednesday's Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, EY474, hit some severe clear air turbulence about 45 minutes before landing in Jakarta. The turbulence was so bad that it injured 31 people -- 22 people were treated by paramedics on arrival, while…
    - 9 hours ago May 5, 2016, 2:28pm -
  • newIs This Why Some People Hate Travel?
    While I only travel about half as much as Ben, my ~250k miles a year is still on the high side for people in this hobby, much less the average person. So when I’m chatting with “normal people” I try to keep the conversation far away from travel…
    - 12 hours ago May 5, 2016, 11:33am -
  • newAmerican Selling Miles For ~1.89 Cents Each
    As I posted about earlier today, American is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the AAdvantage program.Through June 1, 2016, American is offering up to a 35% discount plus 15,000 bonus miles on the purchase of AAdvantage miles.The 35% discount app…
    - 23 hours ago May 5, 2016, 12:00am -
  • Earn Bonus Alaska Miles For Flying Partner Airlines
    On a per mile basis, I consider Alaska Mileage Plan miles to be the most valuable miles out there, given their unique array of partner airlines. While Alaska isn't part of any alliance, they partner with some airlines in oneworld and SkyTeam, as well…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 10:39pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newFort Lauderdale Rental Cars (and a Silvercar review)
    Intro: Over the Christmas holidays I had my first opportunity to try out Silvercar – a high end rental car company – at the Fort Lauderdale airport. My intention was to write a simple review, but I found it impossible to detangle my impression of…
    - 13 hours ago May 5, 2016, 10:25am -
  • How to buy stuff that doesn’t suck from 1800Flowers (Mother’s Day is coming!)
    Mother’s Day is almost upon us.  We don’t have much time left to get something for mom.  And, if you don’t live near your mom (or you simply don’t want to see her), you’re probably thinking that it’s time to visit one of those websites…
    - 2 days ago May 4, 2016, 10:25am -
  • The Big ScoreBig Experiment: Are ticket prices competitive?
    Editor’s Note: Regular readers may remember that I introduced Anita, our Lab Manager, in the same post in which I introduced Extreme Stacking: Introducing Extreme Stacking (and our new Lab Manager). Since then, Anita has conducted experiments, kept…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Manufacturing Delta Diamond, retrospective
    A few years ago Delta introduced an excellent new choice benefit for top tier Diamond members: 4 Global Upgrade Certificates that can be applied to almost any economy fare in order to upgrade to business class.  I first wrote about this benefit in t…
    - 4 days ago May 2, 2016, 10:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 05/01/2016
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 4 days ago May 1, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Awesome Credit Card Perks, Gift Card Churning, Increasing Credit Card Spend from Home & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler 9 awesome credit card perks you might not know about – Some of the…
    - 5 days ago Apr 30, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • Chase Ink 70K Bonus Match, A 7% Interest Rate CD, Award Bookings Tips & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web Will Chase Match the Bonus on Their New Ink Plus 70K Offer? My Experience & Results – Ho…
    - 5 days ago Apr 30, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: Entering Priority Pass Lounges Without a Physical Membership Card
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   A few weeks ago my flight was delayed out of LAX, which of course meant I had extra time to engage in my favorite activity – people watching. Seeing folks from different walks of life intermingle with…
    - 7 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 10:25am -
  • 9 ways to increase credit card spend without leaving home
    Whether you need to meet minimum spend requirements for large credit card signup bonuses, or you want to collect a big-spend bonus, or you simply want to earn additional credit card rewards, you may be interested in techniques for increasing credit c…
    - 8 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 10:25am -
  • My half-baked Kickfurther Review
    Kickfurther is a platform that lets companies seek funding from the Kickfurther community by offering a return on investment (such as 8% profit in 10 months, for example).  Technically, these offers aren’t really loans.  When you invest in a Kick…
    - 9 days ago Apr 27, 2016, 10:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • I listened to every episode of "Masters in Business." Here's what I learned.
    In March, I asked on Twitter for suggestions for podcasts about business and finance since I found the Planet Money podcast from NPR and the Slate Money podcast to be infuriatingly juvenile.One of my followers suggested the Bloomberg Radio podcast "M…
    - 2 days ago May 4, 2016, 9:59am -
  • What do I think about the 100,000 Hilton HHonors Surpass offer?
    Yesterday blog subscriber JH wrote to ask me, "what's your opinion on the current 100k Hilton card offer?" JH is referring to the current offer of 100,000 Hilton HHonors points after spending $3,000 within three months on the Hilton HHonors Surpass A…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:59am -
  • "Where Are the Customers' Yachts?" is a pretty good book
    This is a review of "Where Are the Customers' Yachts?" by Fred Schwed Jr. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you're interested in buying a copy, I hope you'll consider using my Amazon Associates referral link.I have a technique I like…
    - 4 days ago May 2, 2016, 9:59am -
  • What happens when a Flexperks reservation is refunded to the original payment method?
    BackgroundFor a recent trip to Washington, DC, I used US Bank Flexpoints to book my partner's ticket on the only daily nonstop flight home from Washington National Airport. Since economy tickets cost $264 while first class tickets cost $343.10, eithe…
    - 7 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Starting from scratch: alternative banking products
    This week I've been writing about some strategies, credit cards, and loyalty programs I would use differently if I were building a travel hacking practice from scratch. If I were ignoring my elite status and current stable of credit cards, I'd focus…
    - 8 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Starting from scratch: hotel stays
    In yesterday's post I talked about how to develop a strategy for booking airline tickets that works for you. As I said then, "the options you have available today are restricted by the decisions you made in the past." For example, your ability to get…
    - 9 days ago Apr 27, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Starting from scratch: airline tickets
    Travel hacking is an iterative game: the options you have available today are restricted by the decisions you made in the past. That's one reason I avoid giving advice whenever possible: your situation is different from mine, not just depending on th…
    - 10 days ago Apr 26, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Understanding Hotel Hustle award alerts
    I've written quite a few times about Seth Miller the Wandering Aramean and Hotel Hustle, his tool for searching for award space across hotel chains.Like most (all?) his online tools, it's undocumented, which means it requires quite a few rounds of…
    - 14 days ago Apr 22, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Mattress running for Hyatt stays and bonus points
    Pure mattress running for hotel elite status rarely makes sense: you only receive status benefits for nights you stay, so the further away from elite status you are, the less worthwhile a potential mattress run towards status will be.At the same tim…
    - 16 days ago Apr 20, 2016, 9:59am -
  • When the Fun Stops
    If you've ever visited Las Vegas, you've no doubt seen the constant parade of advertisements run by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, with the campaign slogan "When the Fun Stops."I've persisted, in the face of pressure from Rolling Stone, in c…
    - 23 days ago Apr 13, 2016, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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


Frequent Flier

  • newTurkish Nationals One Step Closer to Visa-Free Travel in the EU
    The subject of visa-waivers for Turkish citizens was raised again this week. The implications for travelers are obvious, but Turkey’s government has a way to go to meet EU concessions. On Wednesday, officials within the European Union (EU) once aga…
    - 1 hour ago May 5, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • newGrandmother Lets Child Urinate on Plane Floor
    A viral video of a grandmother allowing a toddler to pee on the carpet of a Beijing-bound plane has rekindled a debate over the Chinese government’s efforts to rein in anti-social behavior on commercial flights. The viral video of an elderly woman…
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 8:09pm -
  • newAirbnb Plans to Diversify Services
    In addition to its primary service of connecting travelers and renters with room accommodation, Airbnb has plans to expand their services to include site tours and sporting events, according to co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk. “What we’ve demonst…
    - 5 hours ago May 5, 2016, 6:30pm -
  • newBA CEO Demands Protection From Drones
    Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways, is demanding drone owners sign a register to operate their devices at the risk of interfering with flights.  “I think it is inevitable we will see more restrictions on the ownership of drones,” Walsh said in…
    - 5 hours ago May 5, 2016, 6:22pm -
  • newBA Names Their Best-Dressed Traveler
    In a recently released list, British Airways placed former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham at the top as the “Best Dressed Celebrity Traveler.” Other stars on the stylish travelers list include Kendall Jenner, Angelina Jolie, and Taylor Swift. For mo…
    - 5 hours ago May 5, 2016, 5:38pm -
  • newInsiders Reveal the Logic Behind Fare Differentials at Delta and Southwest
    Some go up and some go down: Industry analysts provide insight into recent price hikes at Delta as well as fare slashes at Southwest. Last week, Delta Air Lines decided to raise some of its fares while Southwest Airlines simultaneously cut prices on…
    - 13 hours ago May 5, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newMan Accused of Impersonating Cathay Pilot
    A man has been accused of impersonating an off-duty Cathay Pacific pilot on a Dragonair flight from Hong Kong to the Malaysian state of Penang in March. After the man reportedly ordered a drink and began snapping photos, the flight’s crew became su…
    - 13 hours ago May 5, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newBankruptcy Court Approves Delta Pact With Republic Airways
    Despite previous objections from creditors, a federal judge has agreed to allow a renegotiated deal between the legacy airline and the regional carrier to proceed. A federal court judge has approved a deal between Delta Air Lines and Republic Airways…
    - 13 hours ago May 5, 2016, 10:00am -
  • 50 Cent Apologizes to Autistic Teen Airport Custodian
    Rapper 50 Cent has apologized to the family of Andrew Farrell, an autistic teenager, after posting a video to Instagram mocking the young airport custodian. The footage, taken in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), shows 50…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 10:06pm -
  • Final Tab for Smisek: $37 Million
    Exit package includes company car, flight benefits, and free parking. Former United Airlines chief executive Jeff Smisek will receive a benefits package of $37 million from his former employer, which will include his company car and free flying with…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 9:26pm -

Travel is Free

  • List Of Free/Cheap Food (from referral and signup bonuses)
    Given that we have eaten out most of the time for the l […]The post List Of Free/Cheap Food (from referral and signup bonuses) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 31 days ago Apr 4, 2016, 11:32pm -
  • Daily Getaways Is Starting!
    I said, “I wish we had more Hertz points” a […]The post Daily Getaways Is Starting! appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 32 days ago Apr 3, 2016, 7:34pm -
  • Best Hotel Rewards Program [InfoGraphic]
    We made an InfoGraphic a couple of years ago for the Be […]The post Best Hotel Rewards Program [InfoGraphic] appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 73 days ago Feb 22, 2016, 6:34pm -
  • The ACTUAL Rules For Changing Your Southwest Companion Pass
    The blog world is like a big game of telephone. I read […]The post The ACTUAL Rules For Changing Your Southwest Companion Pass appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 84 days ago Feb 11, 2016, 7:22pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Giving Back: How You Can Change the World
    Make a world of difference in a young person's life by giving them the gift of travel! And exciting news: FLYTE is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! This means that all of your donations are tax-deductible! All of your donations go to supporting schools goi…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 7:17pm -
  • Why Travel Boycotts are a Bad Idea

    - 7 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 2:14pm -
  • How Jim Didn’t Let a New Disability Change His Travels
    In this post, Jim Kirkland, a 64-year-old US Army veteran, explains how he travels with mobility issues due to an unusual autoimmune disease called Inclusion Body Myositis. Here are his tips and advice for how he travels and resources you can use if…
    - 10 days ago Apr 25, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • How to Become a Master Writer (and Photographer)
    In this post, I announce the release of my new course: How to Be a Travel Writer. For it, I’ve partnered with David Farley, author of An Irreverent Curiosity and a professor of travel writing at Columbia and New York University. I've also opened up…
    - 14 days ago Apr 21, 2016, 2:42pm -
  • My 15 Favorite Things to Do in Sydney
    Over the years, I’ve been to Sydney, Australia a handful of times, exploring it more and more and getting a local taste through all my wonderful friends there. After spending two wonderful weeks there last month, I wanted to share my 15 favorite th…
    - 17 days ago Apr 18, 2016, 12:54pm -
  • Patagonia: Thoughts on Getting Offline and Trying to Camp
    I've never been a camper but I signed up for the Intrepid Patagonia tour as a way to ease myself into the experience again. After my trip there, I can say that Patagonia was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. It’s one of those lo…
    - 21 days ago Apr 14, 2016, 1:04pm -
  • How Will Travels the World on $20 or Less Per Day!
    Community member and travel blogger Will is an “extreme” budget traveler. For 8 years, he's camped, hitchhiked, and experienced the world on less than $20 a day! In this interview, he shares his best travel tips for how you can be adventurous on…
    - 24 days ago Apr 11, 2016, 1:16pm -
  • 13 Ways to Explore Sydney on a Budget
    I recently went back to Sydney after years away and I was reminded of something about Sydney I had forgotten: its high prices. The truth is that Sydney can burn a hole in your wallet quicker than actual fire. If you want to enjoy the best this city…
    - 28 days ago Apr 7, 2016, 2:07pm -
  • My 18 Favorite Things to Do in Melbourne
    Melbourne is one of the funkiest cities in Australia and is often considered the country's culture capital. I've been to Melbourne four times and can honestly say it’s my favorite spot in the country. There’s so much to see and do in this place!…
    - 31 days ago Apr 4, 2016, 12:45pm -
  • How to Spend 4 Days in Bangkok
    A lot of people don't get the best impression of Bangkok, but it's a city worth seeing! Once you get off the beaten path, away from the tourists, and into the local pace of life, you will discover that Bangkok has a ton to offer! Here's my advice on…
    - 35 days ago Mar 31, 2016, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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 & 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 -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -


  • Here is How to Lock in a 20% Discount on Any Marriott or Ritz Carlton Hotel Stay
    The Daily Getaways deals for 2016 are finishing up this week but I wanted to highlight a pretty solid deal today that many will find beneficial. Today’s packages are for Marriott gift cards at 20% off face value so quite simply this is a way to lo…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 10:30am -
  • The Lottery for Discounted Hyatt Points is Tomorrow
    By far one of the most popular Daily Getaways packages every year is the opportunity to purchase Hyatt points for only about a penny each. However, with demand far outweighing supply, it literally turns into a lottery to see whose mouse-click at 1:00…
    - 7 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 11:34am -
  • New (Targeted) United Explorer Card Offer: 30k Miles + $100 Off a United Flight
    In the past, I’ve posted about a way to generate a targeted offer for the United MileagePlus Explorer card with a 50,000 mile signup bonus which involved shopping through United’s shopping portal. A lot of people had success with that approach a…
    - 8 days ago Apr 27, 2016, 11:47am -
  • Virgin Atlantic Award Flight Sale: 30% Off Award Flights
    Through May 11th Virgin Atlantic is having a sale on award flights with 30% fewer miles required which leads to some good deals for travel to Europe. This sale is only valid on economy class flights but no roundtrip is required nor are there any bl…
    - 12 days ago Apr 23, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • You Can Refer Others for the 75k American Express Hilton HHonors Card & Earn 10k Points
    I’m not here to entice you about the the “amazing offer” on the American Express Hilton HHonors card which is currently at an all-time high of 75,000 Hilton HHonors Points – fellow bloggers with affiliate links have done well doing that. Ins…
    - 13 days ago Apr 22, 2016, 11:45am -


  • new700 Free American Miles
    While I was giving away AwardWallet codes, American Airlines was giving away 700 miles. Showoffs. Get your free miles here with a chance to win a lot more. Filling out the form is worth 350 miles, sharing it gets you 350 more, and you’re entered t…
    - 16 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:02am -
  • May AwardWallet Codes
    Here are this month’s 50 free AwardWallet codes for you quick clickers.  Log into your account, click on your name, and select “Upgrade Using A Coupon” to apply a code. This will upgrade your account for 6 months (even existing users). Plea…
    - 2 days ago May 4, 2016, 8:40am -
  • Tuesday Deals
    Along with yesterday’s Etihad deal, you can also get 30% more for Amex transfers to Virgin Atlantic. Uber is giving free pizza and $5 UberPool rides to New Yorkers this week. Get 5,000 bonus points for booking with the Wyndham Rewards app and using…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:26am -
  • Monday Amex Pair
    Many of you wait for American Express transfer bonuses to pop up. Here’s a solid 30% one from Etihad. Also, there’s a big increase (temporarily) on the Amex Mercedes Benz Platinum card. 75,000 points for spending $3,000 in 3 months. As usual, the…
    - 4 days ago May 2, 2016, 8:50am -
  • Diary Of A Domestic Flight
    Meeting different types of people. It’s one my favorite parts of traveling. That being said, here’s a running diary I wrote on a recent flight to Austin…   The hippie next to me just ordered a beer. It’s 8:00 AM. I think this guy could be…
    - 7 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 8:56am -
  • 2 Hotel Deals
    The last 2 Daily Getaways deals I like are today and tomorrow. My favorite option with today’s deal is a solid price at one of my favorite Maui hotels (the Fairmont). By the way, if you’re interested in other Fairmont properties, there’s a…
    - 8 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 7:54am -
  • United Dining Miles
    If you haven’t signed up for United’s dining program yet, here’s a way to earn 5,000 miles. Definitely easier for big city people…some of you in small towns will have a hard time finding restaurant choices that qualify.
    - 9 days ago Apr 27, 2016, 8:36am -
  • Two Favorites Return
    The Chase Ink 70,000 point offer is back through mid-May. This is part of a Small Business Week promotion and it looks like you’ll need to apply in-branch. Also, IHG Pointbreaks is back at the usual bargain rate of 5,000 points per night. Obviously…
    - 10 days ago Apr 26, 2016, 8:15am -
  • Getting The Week Started
    This week’s Daily Getaways options are actually pretty strong. Things get better as the week goes on. Friday’s surprisingly low price for Hyatt points is the best of the bunch. If you’re looking to burn some Virgin Atlantic miles, it’s a go…
    - 11 days ago Apr 25, 2016, 8:15am -
  • End Of Week
    100% bonus buying Hilton points. As low as I’ve seen these things get. Staples is giving $20 back when you buy $300 in Mastercard gift cards again. For Mother’s Day shoppers, pick up 30 miles per dollar + 500 from United. Or 30 miles per dollar f…
    - 14 days ago Apr 22, 2016, 8:34am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newCiti No Longer Honoring Citigold Checking Bonuses
    Many recent reports indicate that Citi is longer honoring the Citigold checking bonuses of AA miles or ThankYou points for those who didn’t receive direct communication about the offer. Background Citibank has offered excellent incentives to entice…
    - 5 hours ago May 5, 2016, 6:08pm -
  • newPNC Launches 2% Travel Credit Card + $300 Signup Bonus
    PNC launched the new Premier Traveler which earns 2% back on all purchases in the form of travel credits. It also comes with a 30,000 point signup bonus which can be redeemed for $300 in travel credits. Card Overview Direct Link PNC Bank recently lau…
    - 12 hours ago May 5, 2016, 11:00am -
  • We Can Now Have Bluebird AND Serve AND REDbird Accounts
    American Express has changed the rules and now allows each person to have one Bluebird account, one Serve account, and one REDbird account. Amex has three prepaid products: Serve, Bluebird, and REDcard. Previously, each person (SSN) could get one Ame…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 7:19pm -
  • Kroger Fuel Points: Double for the Whole Summer on Weekends, and 4x on Gift Cards this Weekend + Gift Card Deals
    There are two separate fuel points offers now available to load to your Kroger digital coupon wallet. These offers should be available at all Kroger-affilated stores, including Fry’s, Ralph’s, etc. Summer Double Offer Direct Link Get double fuel…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 3:58pm -
  • Amex SimplyCash Plus Card Now Publicly Available – $250 or $500 Signup Bonus
    Last week, Amex publicly launched their new and improved SimplyCash card, called the SimplyCash Plus card. Previously, it had only been available via targeted offers. Interestingly, the old card is not available for signup at the moment and it’s po…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:58pm -
  • Redeem Membership Rewards at 1.33¢ on Select Gift Cards [Targeted]
    The Offer Direct Link (must be logged in to see discounted rates) Amex is offering a 25% sale on redemption of Membership Rewards points for merchant e-gift cards. For example, $100 gift card will cost 7,500 points instead of 10,000 points. The sale…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 8:44pm -
  • Chase Referral Bonus on Southwest, CSP, INK, Freedom; Share your Referrals Here
    Chase is offering a refer-a-friend bonus on many cards now. Some of these are new offers and others have been around for some time. You can add your referrals in the comments – see rules below. All Chase referrals can be found at chasereferafriend.…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 4:35pm -

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newDelta’s Seattle Advertisement Fails to Address Domestic Market
    There’s ample debate on FlyerTalk about a new advertisement from Delta Air Lines, which is trying to woo Seattleites with its expanded presence. The comments are generally hostile, even though the ad is artistically beautiful. After a long histor…
    - 4 hours ago May 5, 2016, 6:35pm -
  • newSkip The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme and Choose This Hyatt Instead
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   No one disputes that Hyatt has some terrific aspirational properties in their portfolio. Many folks in our community have their own personal favorite Hyatt hotel to redeem points or free nights at, and…
    - 12 hours ago May 5, 2016, 11:05am -
  • Earn 1,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for International Travel on Airline Partners
    Alaska Airlines is offering an easy path to earning 1,000 bonus miles. Just register your Mileage Plan account and then travel with most of its partners (including American Airlines but not Delta Air Lines!) on an international flight between June…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 10:29pm -
  • Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge – KLIA Regional
    Although I didn’t have any options but a taxi when I arrived after midnight in Kuala Lumpur, I was able to try something different on the return journey. A taxi from the Grand Hyatt dropped my off at KL Sentral, where I was able to quickly purchas…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 10:12pm -
  • Earn 700 Free American AAdvantage Miles, and Enter to Win 350,000 More!
    American AAdvantage (the loyalty program, not the airline) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by running a sweepstakes and giveaway. Thirty-five entries will each win 350,000 AAdvantage miles — enough for two round-trip business class awards t…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 8:33pm -
  • Underrated Destination: Kuala Lumpur
    This entire trip began with the goal to redeem two American Airlines systemwide upgrades before they expired at the end of February. I had a credit from a previous canceled flight and decided to book American’s new LAX-Haneda route, which is operat…
    - 1 day ago May 4, 2016, 6:13pm -
  • Need a Star Alliance Award? Buy LifeMiles at 1.47 Cents after 125% Bonus
    Now through May 31 you can purchase Avianca LifeMiles and get up to 125% more, bringing down the average price to just 1.47 cents each. Avianca is a Star Alliance partner that, like United, doesn’t collect fuel surcharges on award tickets. You’ll…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 7:15pm -
  • Delta Eliminates Instant Upgrade for Expensive Fares
    If you want to travel in first class but aren’t sure your upgrade will clear, one trick is to buy a more expensive fare that follows different rules. American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and — until recently — Delta Air Lines, a…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 1:15pm -
  • Win One of 1,000 Free Nights from Marriott This Summer
    Marriott is holding a 1,000 Nights of Summer sweepstakes to promote its co-branded credit card with Chase. Although I’m indifferent on the card, the sweepstakes is easy to enter. Just enter your name and address by June 30 for your chance to win. T…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 11:05am -
  • Get up to 50% More: Buy Alaska Airlines Miles for 1.97 Cents
    Alaska Airlines is running a promotion on the sale of frequent flyer miles, and it’s the most generous one I recall in recent history. You can earn up to a 50% bonus when you buy between 50,000 and 60,000 miles. That brings the average cost per mil…
    - 3 days ago May 2, 2016, 8:45pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newOpoli Ride Service $25 Free Credit and Referrals – California
    Get up to a $25 free credit toward your first on-demand or scheduled ride with Opoli in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, and San Diego Counties in California.There are never any hidden fees, meters, or surge pricing, and you can partici…
    - 6 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:58pm -
  • Scottrade Offers up to $2,000 Brokerage Account Bonus and 50 Free Trades
    Scottrade is offering up to $2,000 in bonus cash for new or existing customers who open and/or fund a brokerage account through June 30, 2016.You'll earn $100 when you fund your account with at least $25,000, or you can earn up to $2,000 when you me…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 11:45am -
  • PNC Bank $50-$300 Personal Checking Account Bonus with Virtual Wallet
    PNC Bank has various checking account promotions for $50, $200, or $300 in bonus cash with PNC Virtual Wallet products.Check out these PNC Personal Checking Bonuses for more details.Review these additional Banking Bonus Offers as well for more nati…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:37am -
  • Capital One Investing Promo Code up to $600 Bonus Offer
    Capital One Investing (formerly ShareBuilder) is currently offering from $50 to $600 in bonus cash when you open a new IRA or brokerage account and deposit at least $5,000, valid through January 31, 2017.Check out these additional Investment Account…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:20am -
  • Charles Schwab Cards from American Express – $100-$200 New Account and Annual Bonuses
    The Charles Schwab Cards from American Express offer bonus incentives for new card applicants as well as annual promotional benefits related to your Schwab brokerage account holdings.The Schwab Investor Card from American Express provides a $100 sta…
    - 3 days ago May 3, 2016, 12:17am -
  • mytaxi – Taxi Booking App – $20 Referral Credits for Both Riders
    mytaxi is a free taxi booking app that lets you request rides on the go, pay your fare without cash, and rate your driver for over 45,000 taxis in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain.Plus, new users can enter Promo Code JohnOli afte…
    - 3 days ago May 2, 2016, 7:19pm -
  • North Shore Bank Checking Account $200 Bonus in Wisconsin
    North Shore Bank now has a $200 new checking account bonus available when you open an account and make 10 debit card transactions OR 1 direct deposit each month for 16 months, valid for accounts opened through May 11, 2016.Check out these North Shor…
    - 4 days ago May 2, 2016, 9:15am -
  • BMO Harris Bank $200 Personal Checking Bonus
    BMO Harris Bank is offering $200 in personal checking account bonuses when you set up a direct deposit, valid through July 2, 2016.BMO Harris has more than 600 branches throughout Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Nevada, Flor…
    - 4 days ago May 2, 2016, 9:02am -
  • Amazon $10 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase – Targeted will give you a free $10 promotional code with a $50 Amazon Gift Card purchase, valid for targeted customers through May 31, 2016.Just click on this Amazon $10 Promotional Credit Offer and use code 0516GCARDS to get a $10 promotional cred…
    - 4 days ago May 2, 2016, 8:45am -
  • Motif Investing $100 Account Referral Bonus for Both Parties
    Motif Investing offers a $100 referral bonus for both parties when a current customer refers a new customer who opens a Motif Investing account, funds it with at least $1,000, and executes 1 Motif trade.Just sign up through this Motif Investing $100…
    - 6 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 5:30pm -

Boarding Area

  • newFantastic Deal: NYC – Hong Kong as low as $330 for Roundtrip!
    Check out this incredible deal for NYC to Hong Kong for as low as $330 roundtrip! Hurry!The post Fantastic Deal: NYC – Hong Kong as low as $330 for Roundtrip! appeared first on Running with Miles.
    - 1 hour ago May 5, 2016, 9:59pm -
  • newAirfare Steal: New York to Hong Kong for $342 Roundtrip!
    Fly from New York to Hong Kong and back for as little as $342 this Fall and Winter with a great fare from Air Canada and Cathay Pacific.The post Airfare Steal: New York to Hong Kong for $342 Roundtrip! appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 1 hour ago May 5, 2016, 9:44pm -
  • newThe 5 Best Credit Cards For Everyday Spend
    For those in the US with a good credit score, doing everything you can to maximize your return on everyday spend is a no brainer. You're leaving points (or in many cases, cash) on the table by not doing so.Credit cards are the primary way I rack up…
    - 2 hours ago May 5, 2016, 9:16pm -
  • new35th Anniversary Discount: American Selling Miles for 1.89 Cents Each
    American AAdvantage is giving away free miles to celebrate its 35th anniversary.They're also selling miles at a discount for their anniversary as well. How good a deal is it, and should you take advantage of it?Continue reading 35th Anniversary Di…
    - 2 hours ago May 5, 2016, 9:04pm -
  • newFree $10 Credit to Amazon with $50 Gift Card Purchase
    There is currently a promotion for targeted accounts where if you purchase a $50 gift card you’ll receive a a free $10 promotion code to use at Amazon at a future time. While I was not targeted this time around, I have been able to ta…
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 8:29pm -
  • newPain & Penalty with Foreign Parking Laws
    Dealing with foreign parking laws and penalties can be a big pain - and be very expensive! Here are some real life scenarios and some tips to help!The post Pain & Penalty with Foreign Parking Laws appeared first on Running with Miles.
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 8:19pm -
  • newNew EVA Air Chicago To Taipei Route Coming In November
    Taipei-based EVA Air has been nicely expanding their US service over the past few years, both in terms of increased destinations, as well as increased frequencies to existing destinations. While it has been rumored for a while, EVA Air has now offici…
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:43pm -
  • newMore transatlantic 787s for the Bay Area
    Two European carriers this week started up new 787 Dreamliner flights to the Bay Area, including British Airways’ San Jose service and additional KLM frequencies to San Francisco International. At Mineta San Jose International, the city’s mayor S…
    - 3 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:35pm -
  • newI Just Had a Flat Tire. Again. Is There a Flat Tire Rule?
    There it was, flat as a pancake this morning: the rear tire on the driver’s side of the car. I had to get it fixed, as I have appointments later today.Fortunately, this did not happen in the middle of nowhere in South Africa on my way to Lesotho.…
    - 4 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:16pm -
  • newAnticipating bad news on a business trip

    - 4 hours ago May 5, 2016, 7:00pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • new700 Free And Easy Miles from American (And A Chance To Win 350,000)
    In honor of its 35th anniversary, American Aadvantage, the frequent flyer program for American Airlines, is running a promotion that they call “Miles for Milestones.” In theory, it is a celebration of all the places you can go, and the occasions…
    - 2 hours ago May 5, 2016, 9:27pm -
  • Register for Hotel Promotions from Marriott And Starwood
    Hotel promotions are filling up the travel news these days, but they do require registration. Here are a couple: Marriott A few weeks ago, I mentioned a promotion for new members to the Marriott Rewards program. If you haven’t joined already, now i…
    - 2 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:33pm -
  • The Ups And Downs Of Online Travel Agents
    I frequently get asked questions about Online Travel Agents (OTAs). These are travel agents such as Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, etc. that operate exclusively on the internet. As such, they have become popular options for customers looking to get…
    - 3 days ago May 2, 2016, 9:09pm -
  • Hilton Amex Bonuses, Expiring Soon
    Back here, I discussed the highest offer I have ever seen, 100,000 points for signing up and spending $3,000 in the first three months. That’s enough to get you at least one night at any property and, very likely, a few nights. If you like elite st…
    - 5 days ago Apr 30, 2016, 7:37pm -
  • New Hilton Bonus (And It’s Good)
    Hilton’s new “Unlimited Bonus” is just as it sounds. Double base points on all stays between May 1 and August 31, with few restrictions. Unlimited Hilton is offering a new promotion that will get you double points for all nights from May 1 unti…
    - 6 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 11:46pm -
  • Mother’s Day Is Coming Up; You Know What That Means…
    Yup, spring is here. Not really in New England, but the calendar says it is. With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start looking for flowers and gifts. I mean, sure, you love Mom, but how often does she come with miles? By buying your present…
    - 7 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 4:16am -
  • A Marriott Promotion for New Members
    I write a lot about promotions for members of existing programs, but what if you are new to one? Marriott’s current “You Can Fly” promotion is a decent start. The Terms YCF offers new members up to 35,000 bonus points based on the number of sta…
    - 9 days ago Apr 26, 2016, 9:25pm -
  • 2016 Airline Prices Will Be Down. Again.
    We’re likely to hit a historical milestone in the airline industry in 2016: two consecutive years of pricing declines. It may not feel like it, but overall ticket prices declined last year and, based on the commentary that I have heard on quarterly…
    - 10 days ago Apr 25, 2016, 9:03pm -
  • This Week in Ridiculous Travel…
    One of the nice things about traveling (or reading about traveling) is the absurdity of it all. Here’s what I got this week: Clean Sheets. Guaranteed. Hampton Inn hotels often have cute pictures and ads on the inside of their elevators (All ads are…
    - 12 days ago Apr 23, 2016, 11:24pm -
  • Club Carlson: A Decent Promotion from An Underrated Program
    Club Carlson, the owner of the Radisson brand (among others), tends to run excellent quarterly promotions. This quarter is no exception. You’ll start off with 5,000 points after two nights, but that number quickly ramps until you hit 15 nights duri…
    - 14 days ago Apr 22, 2016, 12:43am -

The Faraway Guide

  • Top 10 Credit Cards For December 2015
    December 2015 has loads of deals in the credit card space. Chase and Citibank dominate this month's top ten list, earning a combined eight (!!) nominations. That isn't to say there aren't many, many other...
    - Dec 1, 2015, 11:45am -
  • You Already Have The World’s Best Travel App
    We were lost. Maybe it was the fact we hadn’t stopped travelling for ten months, but Andrea and I had slipped when it came to planning. Our new plan: arrive via plane, bus or train and then figure it out...
    - Nov 9, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • Why Retail Cards Hurt Your Credit Score
    I have never been a big mall person. For me, spending time in a retail store is somewhere between a trip to the dentist and slow torture with no end in sight – especially with the limited risk and lucrative...
    - Nov 1, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Visit Russia For 72 Hours Without A Visa
    The 72-hour visa free ferry to visit Russia can save hundreds of dollars for US citizens traveling to the country. But it was bittersweet for Andrea and I, as we recently spent 4 nights at the grandiose InterContinental Moscow – and paid dearly…
    - Oct 19, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newHere is my trip I am doing it in 4 days - Washington NYC and Orlando
    Please see my route.
    - 50 mins ago May 5, 2016, 10:13pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 1 hour ago May 5, 2016, 9:58pm -
  • newFormer UAL CEO gets a $37 million dollar parachute,
    This is the reward for making air travel into a horrific ordeal, and destroying many years of good will by gutting its frequent flyer program ( $37 M is a lot of free biscuits at biscuit time). By the way UAL stock is currently cratering (incredible…
    - 1 hour ago May 5, 2016, 9:45pm -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD7
    - 6 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:35pm -
  • newwho's sorry now? UAL earnings -38% net/stock cratering/PRASM down after destroying their FF program
    The profit is all that matters people at UAL-the whole executive staff-turning in another fine performance with a 38% decrease in net profit, significant decrease in miles travelled, drop in PRASM and a stock trading at near a one year low, fittingly…
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:06pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 4:03pm -
  • newMendoza (MDZ) - Wine Country & Beyond, Master Thread
    OK Folks.... in the spirit of the sister thread that started a couple of years ago on Buenos Aires, Ive decided to open one about Mendoza, mother region of all wines from Argentina. (please note, Argentina makes wine in several other regions outside…
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 3:58pm -
  • newdo you Malbec...??
    - 7 hours ago May 5, 2016, 3:56pm -
  • newNew site- comments and suggestions
    I'm seeing lots of comments, complaints, and suggestions posted in all different places here, on Facebook, and in private conversations. Perhaps it would help to have a dedicated thread for this stuff.So, to start it out:A) On the forum front page…
    - 8 hours ago May 5, 2016, 3:16pm -
  • newThe Official Milepoint Kiva Lounge Thread
    Canucklehead just suggested this. It is too good not to have one so we have someplace to be generally OT among team members and vistors.Talk away!!!I will make $25 loans for the first ten posters on this thread today.
    - 9 hours ago May 5, 2016, 2:19pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newUpgrade Eligible vs Available
    Booking flights today on and noticed some flights with "Upgrade Eligible" and some with "Upgrade Available" on their details section. What's the difference?
    - 5 mins ago May 5, 2016, 10:58pm -
  • newIST-MLE/BKK availability ending abruptly 3/15
    Hey I was hoping some of you might know TK patterns better than I do. I'm looking at availability on Turkish to Male, which seems phenomenal up until March 15th, when it cuts out completely. Bangkok is the exact same. Whereas if you plug in...
    - 21 mins ago May 5, 2016, 10:42pm -
  • newCalendar on Amtrak website not working to book fares?
    I'm trying to book a ticket on Amtrak's website right now. On both my iPad (using Safari) and my desktop (using Firefox), the calendar pop-up used to select dates is not functioning. The calendar pop-up appears, but you can't click anything, nor...
    - 24 mins ago May 5, 2016, 10:39pm -
  • newExperiences/Advice on connecting GOL to DL at GIG?
    I've been searching (FT and elsewhere) and have found some things that concern me but nothing that gives me a definitive feel for well this will/will not work. I am looking at a domestic Brazil flight (Delta codeshare operated by GOL) that...
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  • newIs SE100K be getting back 2 Nominees??
    While going thru the new AC Web Layout, I noticed under "About eUpgrade Nominees" off eUpgrade page: It state: ---Quote--- Super Elite 100K members are able to share.…
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  • newAC: NYC-YYZ-YVR-HKG $354 r/t K Fare
    Lots of availability including some fairly quick turnaround options in HKG. Books into K class which is 50% on AC and UA which comes to nearly 9K miles for about 3.9 cpm
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  • newUa: Ogg - cun $786
    Maui to Cancun May thru July $ 786 Cancun to Maui May thru July $ 781
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  • new2 award tickets, cancelled one of them, and M&M refunded taxes for BOTH tickets?
    I am trying to identify where the transaction for (1) award ticket is, on my credit card used for payment. Situation: 1) I bought 2 tickets, one for me and my girlfriend. My ticket for my girlfriend's PNR was incorrectly filled out, her name was..…
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  • newCar Rental - Hawaii (Honolulu)
    Will be going to Oahu in June but with there being so many rental companies to chose from I thought I would ask for opinions here. I am a member of several different car rental companies (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, National, Enterprise) but that..…
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  • newTaxi driver tried to rob my mom today in BsAs
    Almost can't believe this happened. I brought my mother to BsAs for her birthday this year; 74 today. Walked to the MALBA. My 3yo sone wasn't having much fun there, so I left my mom at the MALBA while my wife and I took my son to a playground...
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  • new3 Signature Triple Crown Cocktails for 3 Triple Crown Races
    Triple Crown season is here. Yay for thoroughbred racing season (and the big beautiful hats that we get to wear)! With the Kentucky Derby set for this weekend (May 7) at the Churchill Downs, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 21 and the Belmont S…
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  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Stay Away from Fake Petitions

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  • A Spring Trip through Israel, Part 3: Tel Aviv and Jaffa
    It’s not surprising to learn that Israel is a mix of old and new. Millennia of history have gone to create a surfeit of not only written history from ancient times but also a fair share of ruins and relics from thousands of years ago. In Israel, th…
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  • 8 NYC Restaurants that Resurrect Tradition
    A veteran travel writer—not fixed in foodie mode—reviews restaurants with a focus on what the venues communicate. 1. Trademark Taste, 38 W 36th Street; 646-858-2320 As I long-time Manhattanite, I typically loathe Midtown’s near-constant chaos…
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  • Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Away from the Three-Card or Shell Trick Scam
    Stay Away from the Three-Card or Shell Trick Scam When you travel around Paris’ touristy spots, especially the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre, you’ll no doubt see the various three-card trick scams that take place on the public streets. Don’t eve…
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  • A Quick Guide to Anguilla
    When I need to get away for some relaxation, I always head to Anguilla. I’ve been there more than 30 times and I’ve never been disappointed in getting the decompression for which I’ve come. Of all the islands in the Caribbean, Anguilla (part of…
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  • Travel Contests: Week of May 4, 2016
    This week’s travel contests: Win a trip to the Mall of America Win a family cruise for four Win a three-night trip for two to London Win a trip to China Win a seven-night trip for two to North Bay, Ontario, Canada Win a $10,000 travel voucher to ex…
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  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 4, 2016
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: CLEAR expands to Delta hubs; Diamonds get it free Uber trials penalty fees for late passengers Baby Born on Jetstar Asia Flight Is Named After Airline North Carolina and Mississippi See Tourist Backlash After L.G.…
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  • Viking Ocean Cruises to Embark on 141-Day World Cruise
    Viking Ocean Cruises has just announced that its fourth ship, Viking Sun, will take travelers on an incredible 141-day world cruise to five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports, with 12 overnights at different ports. How amazing does that sound?! R…
    - 2 days ago May 4, 2016, 2:35am -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “Hawaii” by James A. Michener
    I recently had lunch with a good friend who represents some hotels in Hawaii and in her purse was a book: “Hawaii” by James A. Michener. I inquired about it and she said it’s the best book she’s read on the island. It’s written by Pulitze…
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  • newFree AA Miles, Elite Status Match Offers, Delta Early Valet
    We get you free AA Miles, bring you a roundup of Elite status match offers and Delta’s Early Valet, some news from Hyatt’s CEO, news about Blue and Red Bird cards, a unique way to erase debt, we hear from a guy who spent 43 years in solitary conf…
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  • ThankYou Points for United Flights, MegaDO 7,Serbia Buildings
    We bring you a guide on how to use ThankYou points for United Flights, announcing MegaDO 7, marvel at brutalist Serbia Buildings and lots more for YOU! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You can sup…
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  • Bloggers Keep Selling You, Delta Changes, SPG Triple Up
    Bloggers keep selling you ways to get you to buy miles so they make more money, Delta Changes, register for new SPG Triple Up promo and so much awesomeness! TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You ca…
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  • The Points Guy Mansion, Stealing Miles, Hidden Beaches
    We bring you the The Points Guy summer mansion at the Hamptons, a guy stealing miles & points, travel to the world’s hidden beaches and more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You can support…
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  • Bank Bans, Carlson Hotels Sale, Hilton Promo, First Selfie Stick
    We bring you what bank bans will hurt the most, more on the Carlson Hotels sale, register for the new Hilton promo, marvel at the first selfie stick & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You…
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  • Hobby in Bloomberg & Forbes, Korean Air Holds, Venezuela
    We bring you the latest on The Hobby in mainstream media like Bloomberg & Forbes, check out the upgrades in Korean Air holds, weep w/ the Venezuela suicide and so much more you will click on our links obsessively and maniacally!   TBB Blog Mission:…
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  • Bloggers in Mainstream Media, Alaska Airlines, Be a Millionaire
    We bring you another edition of miles bloggers in mainstream media, more news from Alaska Airlines, best advice on how to be a millionaire and lots more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You ca…
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  • Sucky IHG Pointbreaks List, When You Miss Your Flight, OTAs
    We bring you the latest sucky IHG Pointbreaks list, some good lessons on what to do (and not do) when you miss your flight, gripes about OTAs and so much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE!…
    - 10 days ago Apr 26, 2016, 10:30am -
  • United Rebuilding Trust, Bank Shutdowns, Library Hotel, Prince
    We bring you an interview by the CEO of United on rebuilding trust, more bank shutdowns, visit Tokyo’s Library hotel, best tribute to Prince & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! You can s…
    - 11 days ago Apr 25, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Pumped To Pieces, We “The Gamers”, Plane Crash Video
    We go on a rant about being pumped to pieces in this horribly conflicted space, we are called “The Gamers” by a bank & watch an amazing plane crash video!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is AD-FREE! Y…
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