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The Points Guy

  • newTSA App Might Help Foresee Shutdown-Related Security Delays
    If you haven’t already done so — we highly recommend downloading the myTSA app. Since Dec. 22, the partial shutdown of the US government (which has now become the longest in US history) has been taking a toll on airports throughout the country, p…
    - 44 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • newThis Is How Airbus Is Planning to Make a Lot More A220s for Delta and JetBlue
    The Airbus A220 program has seen a huge boost from its early days as the Bombardier CSeries. Airbus is starting 2019 with more than 500 orders, and a growing success among US carriers. Wednesday, the company broke ground on a brand-new facility in Al…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:30pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Fiji Airways 2-for-1 Sale
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Fiji Airways has launched a companion fare sale, where you ca…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newUnited Will Retrofit 787-8s and -9s With New Polaris Seats Starting This Year
    It’s finally happening, United has announced its upgrading the business class seats on its widebody aircraft that are used on some of its longest international routes. United said it will start retrofitting its Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliner air…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 7:47pm -
  • new13 Expert Tips for Eating Healthy on Planes
    Airplanes are great for many reasons. They help travelers reach destinations fast and catch up on the latest films, and frankly, they’re one of the few places left on earth where you can reasonably slip off the grid. But they’re not so great when…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • newThe Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Families in 2019
    Rewards-earning credit cards can do so much more for a family than simply present an opportunity to charge expenses you may not have the cash on hand for at the moment. In fact, if you primarily use credit cards for purchases that you couldn’t affo…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • newOfficials Confirm 14 Dead in Nairobi Hotel Attack
    Kenya’s president confirmed Wednesday that at least 14 people were killed in a sudden terrorist attack at a hotel in Nairobi’s Westlands neighborhood. “As of this moment, we have confirmation that 14 innocent lives were lost through the hands o…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 6:20pm -
  • newAustralian Officials to Tourists: Stop Taking Selfies With Wombats
    Selfies have a notorious reputation for making matters worse in the tourism world. One woman taking a selfie once knocked over paintings by Francisco Goya and Salvador Dali, and some people even got arrested for volcano selfies on Hawaii’s Big Isla…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newFAA Recalls Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors, and Other Shutdown News
    In an attempt to minimize delays and maintain aircraft safety standards, the Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a plan to recall thousands of furloughed inspectors amid a government shutdown that’s leaving hundreds of thousands of fe…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 5:46pm -
  • newUnited Sees Strong 2019 Demand Despite Government Shutdown and Volatility
    Talk about a tale of two airlines. Just a day after Delta announced that the ongoing government shutdown will cost it around $25 million in January alone, United president Scott Kirby presented a different point of view. Speaking on the airline’s Q…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 5:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newThe Credit Cards I Use For Each Major Bonus Category [2019]
    For the average American, the single best way to maximize travel rewards is to make sure you're applying for the best credit cards, and using the right credit cards for your daily spending. Having the card that best suits your spending patterns can b…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 7:59pm -
  • newMalindo Air Cabin Crew Caught Smuggling Drugs Into Australia
    Malindo Air is a carrier based in Malaysia, which is owned by Indonesian Lion Air Group. It's name is a merging of 'Malaysia' and 'Indonesia.'The airline operates various flights to Asia, as well as some routes to Australia, including to Brisbane, M…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 7:03pm -
  • newWhen Will United Reconfigure 787s With New Polaris Seats?
    The United Polaris concept was introduced in December 2016, though the rollout was initially really slow. While they opened the Polaris Lounge Chicago as of that date, it was a few months before the first plane featured Polaris seats, and about 18 mo…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 5:43pm -
  • newT-Mobile Threatens To Cancel My International Roaming
    I've been a loyal T-Mobile customer for over 2.5 years now, as I made the switch from AT&T at that point. Among the big US carriers, T-Mobile was for a long time by far the leader when it came to international data, thanks to their Simple Choice Plan…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 4:04pm -
  • new10 Best Credit Card Offers For January 2019
    Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card bonuses of the month.While there are several excellent long standing credit card offers, the specifics of the best offers are constantly changing (be it the annual fee, minimu…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 2:44pm -
  • newGreat Offer: United Explorer Business Card 75K Welcome Bonus
    Chase and United have just launched what I believe is the best ever welcome offer on the United℠ Explorer Business Card.The United Explorer Business Card is offering a welcome bonus of 75,000 MileagePlus bonus miles after spending $5,000 within…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 1:21pm -
  • newEarn Up To 120K Points With Radisson Rewards’ New Promo
    Radisson Rewards has just announced their latest promotion for hotel stays over the coming months. Up until last spring Radisson Rewards was known as Club Carlson, but it was rebranded at that point, in order to better leverage the name of their flag…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 12:32pm -
  • newOfficial: Marriott Bonvoy Launches February 13, 2019
    Marriott merged their three loyalty programs in August 2018, meaning that benefits have been aligned across Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest.However, they decided to wait until early 2019 to introduce a new name…
    - 11 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 11:01am -
  • newNorwegian Clarifies Changes To Premium Lounge Access (With Some Good News!)
    Yesterday I wrote about how Norwegian had changed their lounge access policy for Premium passengers, seemingly without notice. Specifically, Premium passengers would no longer receive lounge access, unless they had purchased a much more expensive Pre…
    - 22 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 12:03am -
  • newLeaked: Aer Lingus’ New Livery
    We've known for a while that Aer Lingus is shortly going to be announcing a brand refresh. Rumor has it that the airline will be revealing their refreshed brand tomorrow.Most notably, this will include the airline introducing a new livery and new un…
    - 24 hours ago Jan 15, 2019, 10:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newLos Angeles to Australia from $477 RT nonstop
    Thrifty Traveler Premium just sent out a hot deal if you’re looking for economy class flights to Australia: from just $476 round trip nonstop from Los Angeles to Sydney, $480 to Brisbane, and several other Australian cities in the $500’s. Availa…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 6:28pm -
  • newBuy Hilton points for half a cent each through 2/26/18
    Hilton Honors is once again offering a “100% bonus” when you purchase Hilton Honors points. That works out to a price of .5 cents each. In yesterday’s post (See: Does it ever make sense to spend on a Hilton card?), I noted that it doesn’t mak…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 3:02pm -
  • newTransferable Points Programs: Amex vs Chase vs Citi vs Capital One
    In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 11:39am -
  • StayVancouver: Get Up To $125 Amex Gift Card For 1 Night Stay, $50 For Each Additional Night
    StayVancouver is offering American Express gift cards worth $50-$125 for your first night when booking a stay in Vancouver, along with $50 for each additional night. This has the potential to be a great deal, but do your research to see if it’ll be…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 7:40pm -
  • Sam’s Club Membership: Stack Offers To Make $39 Profit
    Sam’s Club is offering $45 off your first order when buying a $45 membership. That’s a good deal if you’re in the market for a Sam’s Club membership, but you can make a $39 profit by stacking with a few other offers. The Deal Get $45 off your…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 4:29pm -
  • Bitmo: Save 15% On All Gift Cards With Promo Code NEWYEAR (Limit 2)
    Bitmo is offering 15% off all gift cards they sell through the app when using promo code NEWYEAR. With brands such as Airbnb, Delta, Nike and more, this is good for personal use and potentially reselling as well. The Deal Save 15% on any gift card br…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 1:23pm -
  • Does it ever make sense to spend on a Hilton card?
    Over the weekend, my wife and I found ourselves in a situation where we could generate a lot of spend at very low cost. That particular opportunity isn’t the subject of this post. Unfortunately, we didn’t have access to our entire portfolio of ca…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 11:52am -
  • Pack light? “$49” one-ways to Europe (round trip purchase required, basic econ)
    WOW Air is offering unbelievably cheap flights on select dates through March 11th: just $49 one-way from the US to quite a few cities in Europe. The catches are several: First, round trip travel appears to be required (I’ve found several dates wit…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 9:20pm -
  • Easy 1K United miles for UA cardholders
    If you have any of the Chase United Visa cards, you can earn 1,000 free and easy United MileagePlus miles by downloading/updating the United MileagePlus X app and enrolling in Visa Rewards with your Chase United Visa. Note that this should be open…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 8:02pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Quick hit: when are you eligible for your first Hilton Honors Aspire American Express resort credit?
    I started writing this blog because I was frustrated by how imprecise and inaccurate the mainstream travel hacking bloggers I was reading at the time were. In some ways that situation has gotten a lot worse, as credit card affiliate blogs have consol…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 10:59am -
  • The great, good, weird, and apologetic about the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
    What a week! I bring you alohas (that means “hello”) from Maui, the second largest island in the state of Hawaii (or as the locals call it, “the aloha state”). As a reminder, I organized this trip as a belated honeymoon taking advantage of a…
    - 7 days ago Jan 9, 2019, 10:59am -
  • Do this now: link your JetBlue and Delta accounts to Lyft
    Last month I wrote about Lyft’s partnership with the Ebates app, which allows you to earn $1 in Ebates cash back each time you start a Lyft booking through the Ebates app. It struck me at the time, and still strikes me, as a bit silly, but it works…
    - 29 days ago Dec 18, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • An annoying (but probably good) change to Visa gift cards from Staples.com
    Like most (all?) travel hackers, I consider flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards points to be the most valuable currency for hotels (World of Hyatt) and award tickets (United Mileage Plus and Southwest Rapid Rewards), and even find myself redeeming them f…
    - 34 days ago Dec 13, 2018, 7:22pm -
  • Everyone's a Radisson thinkfluencer now
    Radisson Rewards seems to have hired a new marketing agency, and they’re trying to make a splash. Last week I got a funny e-mail from an “Associate” at Wye Communications, that began:“I’ve been keeping up with your [coverage / blog posts /…
    - 42 days ago Dec 5, 2018, 8:06pm -
  • Product review: what is a Torro bracelet and who wants one?
    Welcome back, folks. The past few weeks have been extremely annoying and frustrating for me, which was not helped in the slightest by my birthday falling in the middle of last week. However, that’s all behind us now, so I’m moving my birthday to…
    - 44 days ago Dec 3, 2018, 6:10pm -
  • Three small cash back opportunities
    A couple interesting cash back opportunities have crossed my desk recently that I wanted to make sure readers are aware of.Lemoney Turbo Cashback bountiesLemoney is a relatively new cashback portal. In general it has earning rates in line with other…
    - 60 days ago Nov 17, 2018, 10:59am -
  • My version of the co-branded paradox
    I was listening to the latest episode of the new Milenomics² podcast, which everyone should subscribe to, and sign up for bonus Patreon content from, and the hosts brought up what they call the “co-branded paradox.” By this they mean the counter…
    - 61 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 10:59am -
  • How bad would a Hyatt devaluation need to be?
    I’ve been following with interest the changes Hyatt has made to certain types of award reservations. To roughly summarize the changes:points can now be redeemed for “premium” suite award nights;Points + Cash can now be redeemed for standard and…
    - 68 days ago Nov 9, 2018, 6:28pm -
  • What I learned from a week using Autoslash
    Long-time readers know I detest driving, which can lead to funny situations like taking an Uber from Houston to Galveston, but due in large part to lifecycle effects I’ve recently found myself renting cars more and more. With newly limited vacation…
    - 83 days ago Oct 25, 2018, 9:59am -

MileValue

  • newWhy I Credit Card Fasted
    There are numerous ways to accrue travel rewards fast, and many people will fall into more than one of these categories. Daddy Warbucks Type A: You buy expensive flights and book expensive hotel rooms which earn exponentially more travel rewards than…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 3:42am -
  • Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
    Updated 1/15/19 with latest expansion of the 5/24 rule to all Chase cards.  Will you be approved for a new card? Will you get its bonus? What if you’ve already had that card and gotten its bonus before? The answers to these questions depend on the…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 5:31pm -
  • Tuscany Trip Report: Part I
    Two summers ago I spent a month in Italy, primarily on the Adriatic coast, and told you all about it in a series of trip reports: Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Italy Part I  Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Italy Part II Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Ital…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 9:11pm -
  • WOW….Get the Companion Pass Through 2019 via all Southwest Consumer Cards!
    I didn’t see this one coming. All three consumer Southwest Cards’ benefits packages have been updated with a limited time offer that lasts for one month. For spending $4,000 within three months of opening your new card, you will earn 30,000 Rapid…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 7:36pm -
  • Five Bonus Offers Ending this Week
    The United Explorer Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, and the World of Hyatt Credit Card all have temporarily elevated sign up bonus offers that…
    - 9 days ago Jan 8, 2019, 1:11am -
  • Citi Prestige Cardholders Now Earn 5x on Dining & Air Travel
    It’s time to take that Citi Prestige Card you forgot about out of your sock drawer and put it back in your wallet. I’m sure there are quite a few of you who kept this card around for it’s Fourth Hotel Night Free benefit, as those who pay to sta…
    - 12 days ago Jan 4, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Happy New Year! 19 Free Upgrade Codes for AwardWallet Plus
    UPDATE 12/3, 10:25 AM ET: All upgrade codes for existing users have been exhausted. The upgrade code for new users is still active and can be used nine more times.  At the bottom of this post are 19 free upgrade codes to six months of Award Wallet P…
    - 14 days ago Jan 3, 2019, 12:44am -
  • Invitation for Reader Contributions
    Hey guys! I would like to incorporate more of your experiences using travel rewards into MileValue’s blog content. My idea is to feature roughly one reader per month who wants to share their experience collecting or redeeming travel rewards–or ev…
    - 19 days ago Dec 28, 2018, 7:07pm -
  • What to Do With Leftover Points When Closing a Platinum Card
    This week I helped my dad decide what to do with his Platinum Card from American Express. He opened it a year ago, at a point when the Cardmatch Tool was offering a 100k Membership Reward point sign-up bonus to targeted customers. These are the quest…
    - 20 days ago Dec 27, 2018, 9:56pm -
  • Happy Holidays MileValue Readers!
    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus… whatever you may celebrate–or boycott–at the end of the year, I hope you celebrate it well with loved ones. I wanted to send a quick thank you to all of those who support this blog, whether that…
    - 22 days ago Dec 25, 2018, 3:44pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newCathay Releases Lounge Etiquette Demands
    Cathay Pacific has released a list of guidelines for guests using the carrier's airport lounges necessary to "ensure an enjoyable lounge experience for all." The guidelines are available on the airline's website, and it sets forth standards for expec…
    - 44 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • new“We Take Up to 150 Lives In Our Hands” Are They Safe?
    In a survey conducted by a union representing an estimates 8,000 ground service agents employed by Envoy Air, employees complained about harsh working conditions with the American Airlines subsidiary.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • newVoting for the 2019 FlyerTalk Awards Is Open!

    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 6:44pm -
  • newAny Way to Get Free Seat Selection?

    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 6:39pm -
  • newSay Hello to Marriott Bonvoy

    - 3 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 6:36pm -
  • newAmadeus Breach Compromises Passenger Security
    The booking system Amadeus is used by airlines around the globe, but one security researcher has discovered that it’s all too easy to edit or steal passenger reservation details using either a surname or a booking reference number. Amadeus has said…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newNorwegian Accused of Reneging on Lounge Access Promise
    Some passengers now say booking premium tickets on Norwegian Air wasn’t quite everything it was made out to be at the time of booking. Recent rule changes restricting lounge access have made some of the airline’s premium cabin tickets decidedly l…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 10:00am -
  • newEmirates Says Dubai Flights Will be Canceled Due to Maintenance
    Emirates has just announced that “a significant number” of its operations will be affected by the closure of the southern runway at DXB during April and May. In a statement, the carrier confirmed that many services will be re-timed or even cancel…
    - 22 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 12:00am -
  • newVirgin Atlantic Will Triple Its Fleet with This Acquisition
    Virgin Atlantic’s fleet is about to triple, thanks to having a hand in part of an acquisition of short-range airline Flybe and all its jets; this won’t be Virgin’s first foray into the short-haul market, though, as the airline once owned a now-…
    - 23 hours ago Jan 15, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • Delta Serving Campbell’s Soup In SkyClub?
    Over on the FlyerTalk Forum, user FlyBitcoin poses the question: is the surprisingly good chicken soup served in Delta Air Lines' SkyClub lounges just Campbell's soup, transferred from cans to bowls?"The source was SkyClub agents and others closely…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 9:00pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Surprise! I’m Moving to Paris
    Posted: 1/14/19 | January 14th, 2019 Ever since I first set eyes upon it, I’ve wanted to move to Paris. It was everything I’ve imagined it to be. A city that oozed sophistication and history from its cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, cafes,…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok in 2019
    Here are the best hostels in Bangkok based on my experience of visiting Bangkok for over a decade. I tried them all so you don't!The post My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok in 2019 appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 6 days ago Jan 10, 2019, 2:57pm -
  • UPDATES: New and EXPANDED Editions of Our Guidebooks!
    Posted: 1/9/2019 | January 9th, 2019 Happy 2019, my fellow travelers! This is going to be a big year at Nomadic Matt HQ. I have some big personal news I’ll be sharing next week (no, I’m not getting married. Yet.) and big news about the direction…
    - 7 days ago Jan 9, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Barcelona Itinerary: How to Spend Your Time in This Incredible City in 2019
    Posted: 1/7/19 | January 7th, 2019 Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It’s a city that I’ve been to many times. Once a major city in the Roman Empire, the city still places an important role in the region and is home to…
    - 9 days ago Jan 7, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • TravelCon 2019: New Speakers and Info!
    Posted: 1/3/2019 | January 3rd, 2019 Are you looking to get into the travel media industry? Would you like to take your career to the next step? Well, good! Because it’s time to talk TravelCon 2019 (again!!!!). TravelCon is a conference to help tra…
    - 13 days ago Jan 3, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • How I Research My Solo Travel Destinations
    Posted: 1/2/2019 | January 2nd, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers t…
    - 14 days ago Jan 2, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • 14 Major Travel Scams to Avoid
    Getting scammed while traveling happens more often than you think! Unfortunately, there are some people out there who want to take advantage of you not being familiar with your surroundings. But a healthy dose of suspicion goes a long way in avoiding…
    - 19 days ago Dec 28, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • 9 Ways to Become a Successful Travel Blogger
    Travel blogging is a crowded field — and it gets more crowded by the day. And a lot of the advice that people give is actually counterintuitive to your success. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful in this industry. After years of doing thi…
    - 20 days ago Dec 27, 2018, 1:54pm -
  • My Top 11 Hostels in Berlin in 2019
    Posted: 1/9/2019 | January 9th, 2019 Berlin is a gigantic city. It stretches over 883 square kilometers and is home to over 3.6 million people. I hated the city when I first visited it. I just couldn’t vibe with the city. But the more I came back,…
    - 23 days ago Dec 24, 2018, 6:32pm -
  • How to Become a House Sitter and Never Pay for Accommodation
    Accommodation is a big expense when traveling – probably the biggest! Want to lower your accommodation costs when you travel? Try housesitting! Dalene and Pete are expert housesitters and share their trips and tricks to help you secure free accommo…
    - 23 days ago Dec 24, 2018, 3:18pm -

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

  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - 6 days ago Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Thank You Note
    Dear Fellow Nerds: What’s more teary-eyed than a roomful of millennials watching puppy videos on Youtube? This guy. (Damn, that made no sense) Emotions are weird, right? You really can’t plan or prepare for them…they just kind of show up. Man,…
    - 7 days ago Jan 9, 2019, 10:15am -
  • The State Of Miles And Points
    No way to let this final week pass without sharing some thoughts on the current state of this game. The first (and most important) question – Is this hobby dead? Of course not. If there are points to be earned, there’s still a game to be played.…
    - 8 days ago Jan 8, 2019, 10:22am -
  • Regrets. I Have A Few.
    This chapter of “Nerdy Weirdo Says Goodbye” was supposed to be about my biggest missteps here. Those are coming. But I need to respond to something and am clueless how to do it appropriately. Friday’s post was extremely meaningful to me. Dim bu…
    - 9 days ago Jan 7, 2019, 10:20am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 4
    Where I Come From Everyone has a story, right? Most of you have been loyal readers for years. And, since 2011, you’ve heard from “MileNerd” here. No pictures of me as the blog logo. Today, with one of my final posts, I’d like to talk about wh…
    - 12 days ago Jan 4, 2019, 10:15am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 3
    Blogging Other than “What card should I get,” the question I got asked most over the last 8 years was… “I’m going to start a blog. Do you have any tips?” To be honest, I never knew what to say. So, I’ll try to sneak this answer in here…
    - 13 days ago Jan 3, 2019, 10:03am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 2
    Fernweh This would be a perfect moment to speak poetically about endings. Unfortunately, I’m kind of an idiot. Poetry isn’t a great idea here (unless you like rhymes that sound like a combination of Humpty Dumpty and Vanilla Ice). I don’t have…
    - 14 days ago Jan 2, 2019, 9:58am -
  • Last Posts – Chapter 1
    Why Write? Ever meet a person who can remember dates with the accuracy of a computer? “Honey, this snowstorm is like the one from January 12 years ago. If I recall, it started on a Wednesday during the credits of Desperate Housewives and…” Yeah…
    - 16 days ago Jan 1, 2019, 8:01am -
  • End Of 2018
    2018. Well, it sure wasn’t boring. As most of you know, I like to close the MileNerd year with some of the thoughts that are kicking around in my brain. Usually, it’s pretty easy to do… This year is a little different. There’s just so much to…
    - 33 days ago Dec 14, 2018, 11:52am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newDisney Store Sale Promotion: 60% Off Select Apparel + Free Shipping Sitewide
    The Disney Store is the official site for Disney shopping. Get the best deals on Disney clothes, costumes, toys, home decor, collectibles, movies, and more! The Disney Store is currently having a promotion where you can receive free shipping site w…
    - 14 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • newFrontier One-Way Flight Deals As Low As $20 (Book by 01/16/2019)
    Do you enjoy flying at discounted rates? Get one-way flight deals as low as $20 on fares with Frontier from select cities for a limited time! There are many select routes for travel and travel dates vary. However, if you are a flexible traveler…
    - 17 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:27pm -
  • newPei Wei Coupon Promotion: Handcrafted Rice Bowls for $6 w/ Promo Code BOWL6
    Craving some tasty, fresh, and Asian-inspired food? Are you also in a hurry and need a quick meal before heading out? Well head on over to Pei Wei today because they are currently offering a promotion where you can get Handcrafted Rice Bowls for $6…
    - 22 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:22pm -
  • newTCF Bank Promotions: $25, $250, $300 Bonuses
    TCF Bank Promotions are available to residents of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with bonuses that can range in value from $25 all the way up to a $300 bonus. For these bonuses, customers must m…
    - 27 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:17pm -
  • neweBay Bucks Promotion: Earn 8% Back (Targeted)
    Attention eBay shoppers, eBay is currently having a targeted promotion where you can earn 8% back in eBay Bucks with any qualifying items purchased during the Promotion Period with no minimum purchase required. Earn eBay Bucks on qualifying purchas…
    - 29 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:15pm -
  • newUniBank for Savings CD Promotion: 3.00% APY 14-Month CD Rate Special (MA)
    If you are a resident of Massachusetts and currently looking for great savings rates, then make sure you keep reading. UniBank for Savings has wide array of products to meet your individual needs. They are proud to be a financial institution that is…
    - 32 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:12pm -
  • newCIT Bank Promotions: 2.45% Savings Builder, 2.50% APY 18-Month CD Term, 1.85% APY Money Market, 2.05% APY No Penalty CD
    CIT Bank Promotions are available nationwide online with some of the highest interest rates available on CD, Money Market, & Savings Accounts. You earn 2.45% Savings Builder, 1.85% APY Money Market, 2.05% APY No Penalty CD, 1.55% APY High Yield Savin…
    - 38 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:06pm -
  • newPUMA Sale Promotion: Extra 30% Off W/ Promo Code SALE30
    Research and shop all the latest gear from the world of Fashion, Sport, and everywhere in between when you shop with PUMA. Right now there is an amazing sale where customers can get Extra 30% Off W/ Promo Code SALE30! All marked items will also get f…
    - 44 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • newTCF Bank Checking Promotion: $300 Bonus (MN, MI, IL, WI, CO & SD) *Targeted*
    TCF Bank is offering residents of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, and South Dakota a $300 bonus when you open a Premier Checking account by February 25, 2019. To qualify for the bonus, you must first make a $25 opening deposit.…
    - 46 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:58pm -
  • newFREE Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco w/ App Download & Order
    Taco Bell is offering you an opportunity to score a FREE Doritos Locos Taco when customers download the Taco Bell app and place an online order. This offer is valid within the app, so sign up with email and apply the offer towards your purchases!…
    - 59 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:45pm -

Travel Codex

  • newMarriott Bonvoy Confirmed as New Loyalty Program in 2019
    After numerous leaks, today Marriott confirmed that it will launch its new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, on February 13, 2019. This will replace the three loyalty programs it operates today: Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwoo…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newThe Ultimate Guide to Expedia Rewards
    Expedia Rewards has made great strides in recent years, becoming both easier to use and more rewarding. That’s important because I’m hearing from my friends that they’re more likely to ditch conventional airline and hotel loyalty programs to be…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Ultimate Guide to Cathay Pacific Lounges in Hong Kong
    Cathay Pacific is well-regarded for service both onboard and on the ground. In particular, their lounges are excellent. I’ve reviewed the Cathay Pacific Lounge in London Heathrow and enjoyed visits in Cathay lounges elsewhere.  Now I’ll discus…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • Review: United Polaris Lounge Los Angeles
    Last Friday, I took advantage of a special opportunity.  United offered Mileage Plus members a “sneak preview” of the new LAX Polaris Lounge for just 2,500 miles.  So, I made a day trip to Los Angeles to give it a look.  My general impressions…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Introduction: Waffles and Beer, Part Deux
    Back in August, I made a quick weekend hop to Belgium and Amsterdam to review Delta’s new A350.  But I left that trip with some unfinished business.  As I mentioned in the post, I booked a “reverse round trip” to fly Delta One from Amsterdam…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Review: The Algonquin Hotel Times Square
    Disclosure: American Express covered some of the costs of transportation, accommodation, and entertainment during this trip and provided compensation for this review. As always, my thoughts and opinions remain my own. Some of you already know that I…
    - 7 days ago Jan 9, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • My Travel Goals for 2019
    After summarizing my 2018 in travel, now I’m looking ahead to what travel related items I hope to accomplish in 2019. What about my travel goals from last year? I met a few of my goals I set out for last year, including returning to Africa. Early i…
    - 12 days ago Jan 4, 2019, 2:02pm -
  • Hidden Gems: Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park
    We made our final stop on our cross-country road trip in northeastern Ohio.  There, we spent an afternoon exploring Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Situated within the suburbs of Akron and Cleveland, you’d never expect to find a National Park her…
    - 12 days ago Jan 4, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Unlock Your IHG Winter Promo with Offers Staring at 40K Points
    InterContinental Hotel Group, or IHG, runs regular promotions that often include custom offers for each member. Instead of a public deal, like Hilton’s winter offer of 2,000 bonus points for each stay, the specifics of IHG’s promotion aren’t kn…
    - 13 days ago Jan 3, 2019, 1:27pm -
  • Singapore Airlines Updates Award Chart and Adds Certainty to Waitlist
    In an email announcement last night, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has updated many of its rules for redeeming award miles for upgrades and award travel. Although all airlines make changes to their award pricing on a regular basis, often every one or…
    - 13 days ago Jan 3, 2019, 11:19am -

Maximizing Money

  • new$30 Amazon.com Discount with AMEX Membership Rewards Points
    You can get a $30 discount on a $60 purchase at Amazon.com when you redeem at least 1 of your American Express Membership Rewards points to pay for a purchase that is sold and shipped by Amazon.com, valid while supplies last.You must Activate this $…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 4:19pm -
  • newDigit Automatic Online Savings Tool $5 Referral Bonuses – Get $5 Bonus to Set Up Autosave of Only $1
    Digit is an online automatic savings tool that analyzes your spending patterns, and then automatically transfers a few dollars from your checking account to your Digit account every few days, based on what you can afford to save.Plus, when you sign…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 3:05pm -
  • ELFI Education Loan Finance $100 Bonus to Refinance Student Debt
    The ELFI Education Loan Finance Program offered by SouthEast Bank can help you consolidate or refinance your student loans with manageable payments, affordable rates, flexible terms, no application fees, no origination fees, and no prepayment penalti…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 9:32pm -
  • Discover Bank Online Savings Account $150/$200 Bonus – Available Nationwide
    Discover Bank is offering either a $150 or $200 bonus when you open a Discover Online Savings Account and deposit either $15,000 or $25,000 to your new account for about 15 days. [Read More] Discover Bank Online Savings Account $150/$200 Bonus –…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 8:23pm -
  • CrowdStreet – Commercial Real Estate Investing: $200 Referral Bonuses
    Invest in commercial real estate offerings through the CrowdStreet platform for accredited investors, plus get a $200 bonus for referring your friends and family to CrowdStreet. [Read More] CrowdStreet – Commercial Real Estate Investing: $200 Ref…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 8:10pm -
  • $6,000+ Best Cash Bonuses and Free Money Promotions
    Check out this review of the best cash bonuses and free money promotions on Maximizing Money to get started making extra money and receiving special savings on your everyday financial transactions with over $6,000 in rewards. [Read More] $6,000+ Be…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 5:23pm -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Free 500-Count Baby Wipes from Walmart
    New TopCashback members can get Free 500-Count Baby Wipes from Walmart when you spend at least $8.97 or more on the 500-Count Baby Wipes from Walmart, and get $10 in cash back from TopCashback, valid through January 20, 2019. [Read More] TopCashbac…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 3:21pm -
  • Debitize Automatic Credit Card Payment Service $10 Referral Bonuses
    Check out Debitize to automate your monthly credit card payments and transform your credit cards into debit cards, plus get a $10 sign-up bonus for new users and $10 referrals when you share Debitize with your friends. [Read More] Debitize Automati…
    - 2 days ago Jan 14, 2019, 2:07pm -
  • Bones Coffee Company $5 Discount and $5 Referral Rewards
    Check out the Bones Coffee Company to take your coffee time to the next level with some of the most extraordinary coffee flavors in the world, plus get a $5 discount off your first order and earn $5 rewards for referring your friends. [Read More] B…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • Cleo – Intelligent Money Assistant: $5 Sign-Up Bonus and $5 Referrals (USA and UK)
    Try the Cleo AI money chatbot in Facebook Messenger to get an instant $5 bonus when you link a bank account and create a free Cleo Wallet, which you can immediately transfer to your linked bank account. [Read More] Cleo – Intelligent Money Assist…
    - 7 days ago Jan 10, 2019, 12:15am -

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  • Airport Security: Government Shutdown Edition
    I’ve always thought that it would be fun to be the person at Disney World who is responsible for figuring out the logistics to keep the lines as short as possible. It seems very satisfying to knock off a minute or two before Mickey. This week, it l…
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 2:32pm -
  • Southwest Offering Companion Pass With EVERY New Credit Card
    And now it gets interesting… It was only a few weeks ago that Southwest was offering 60,000 points to sign up for its Chase credit card. That was a great deal, particularly at the start of a new year. And now they’re dwarfing it. Companion Passes…
    - 5 days ago Jan 11, 2019, 2:36pm -
  • Cruise Lines: Learning From The Airlines (And It’s Not A Good Lesson)
    I’m a big fan of cruising and tend to write a lot about them. They’re an excellent value and can be a good way to see multiple locations on the same trip. But one of the trends in the industry, particularly in the mass market, is troubling: fees.…
    - 6 days ago Jan 10, 2019, 6:45pm -
  • Tuesday Travel Tidbits: Bathroom Beauty, Boutique Airlines, DC Shutdown
    Another week, another Tuesday. Or something like that. Here are a few tidbits that struck my fancy this week. La Guardia’s Fancy Bathrooms Every week, Wall Street Journal author Scott McCartney writes a column called “The Middle Seat.” It tends…
    - 8 days ago Jan 8, 2019, 3:44pm -
  • IHG Winter Promotion: Free Nights. Faster.
    IHG (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, several other brands) has announced its winter promotion, and it continues a long tradition of individualized bonuses. Based on your previous stay patterns, IHG gives you a number of “tasks.” You can complete o…
    - 9 days ago Jan 7, 2019, 3:47pm -
  • RIP, Herb Kelleher
    The airline industry lost a titan yesterday, with the passing of Southwest’s founder, Herb Kelleher. It would not be an exaggeration to state that, if there were a Mount Rushmore of modern aviation, he’d surely be on it. Herb was 87 (going on 18)…
    - 12 days ago Jan 4, 2019, 2:47pm -
  • WSJ: Credit Card Companies Cutting Back Bonuses
    Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal introduced the new year with an article that may be unwelcome to some members of the points community. Turns out that banks have made a resolution to go on a diet, as well. Problem is, their diet means cutting back…
    - 14 days ago Jan 2, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • A Few More Helpful Hints For A Cruise…
    Sadly, every vacation must come to an end. We recently got off the Celebrity Reflection and, while I’ve done over two dozen cruises in my lifetime, I rarely come off the ship without a few thoughts of “I’m glad I did it this way” or “I wish…
    - 17 days ago Dec 30, 2018, 3:06pm -
  • Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promotion
    Remember those math questions that you got in high school, which started off with, “Two trains were heading in opposite direction.” You were then required to factor in speed, distance, etc. and determine when one of the would reach Utica? Well, I…
    - 19 days ago Dec 29, 2018, 2:45am -
  • Check Your Accounts For Expiration
    This will be my last post (probably) before 2019, but in the meantime, I have a homework assignment for you. It’s time to make sure that your points aren’t going to expire. Are Your Points Still There? As you may know, most loyalty programs deman…
    - 28 days ago Dec 19, 2018, 5:59pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • Pet Peeves in Hotels. Yours? Mine.
    Every travel has pet peeves, some are airline related, but a number of them are hotel related. When a hotel property gets it right—a customer will choose to stay repeatedly. Get it wrong and your first visit will be your last. Here are a few things…
    - 16 days ago Dec 31, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • As Low as 128,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe in Business Class: Delta One Day Sale December 21 2018
    Redeem as few as 128,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the Delta One class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $35.00 and $310.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Europe from Friday, F…
    - 26 days ago Dec 21, 2018, 10:36pm -
  • Round Trip: As Low as 54,000 SkyMiles To or From South Africa; 28,000 SkyMiles To or From London: Delta Air Lines Days of Deals Sale Winter Edition 2018
    You can redeem as few as 54,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $40.00 and $200.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and South Africa fro…
    - 35 days ago Dec 12, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • Rules of Travel (Unwritten ) for all Passengers
    The rules of travel. There are rules and then there are the unwritten rules of travel. We’re most familiar with the written rules such liquid limits at airport security and how many bags are free. But the unwritten rules are the ones that the “…
    - 49 days ago Nov 28, 2018, 9:44pm -
  • Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
    Despite the popularity of its bigger sibling (the Sapphire Reserve credit card), the Sapphire Preferred remains a great alternative for all travelers. When I first became interested in points and miles the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the one card th…
    - 51 days ago Nov 27, 2018, 12:28am -
  • Airport Security Beverages: chug or throw?
    During travel this time of year we often have that chill-reducing Starbucks or other hydration drink in hand. While we know we can’t bring liquids through airport security (repeat after me—we do know this, right?) which includes bottles of wate…
    - 54 days ago Nov 23, 2018, 11:55pm -
  • T-Mobile $5 International Roaming: Worth Buying When Traveling Abroad?
    T-Mobile’s free international roaming plan is no stranger to being raved about. It offers unlimited texting and “data at up to 2G speeds in 210+ countries”.  When traveling abroad and don’t have the interest or experience in swapping S…
    - 61 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 9:13pm -
  • Discounted Airport Lounge Access and Double Norwegian CashPoints
    Norwegian Reward and No1 Lounges are back again with an offer for discounted airport lounge access which earn double Norwegian CashPoints as well. This applies only to lounges located in these UK airports: Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Heath…
    - 62 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 10:33pm -
  • Southwest and American Airlines Settle Conspiracy to Increase Airfares Lawsuit.
    Emails and letters are announcing a partial lawsuit settlement against American, Delta, Southwest, United, Continental and US Airways. The lawsuit, that all airlines have rejected, states that the carriers listed conspired to increase fares on domest…
    - 63 days ago Nov 14, 2018, 11:51pm -
  • Hilton’s Crazy Award Math: When 5 nights cost less than 4 nights
    Recently the always excellent FrequentMiler blog crunched the numbers on a Hilton Honors phenomena that’s often not looked at accurately. We highly recommend reading Nick’s original piece for the full story, but here’s a summary for you: Why…
    - 69 days ago Nov 8, 2018, 2:48pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newIs the connection time too short - SAN-LHR
    First time travelling SAN-LHR Premium Economy in April. Our flight arrives Phoenix from San Diego at 1400 and we then catch the Phoenix-LHR at 1510. I have never flown into Phoenix before but 1 hour 10 minutes seems quite a short time. Can...
    - 12 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:32pm -
  • newcorporate travel policies for discounted first class
    I apologize if this question is in the wrong place. If it is, a moderator should of course feel free to move or delete it. Recently, I have been flying UA domestic first class using P or Z fares. Our travel policy is pretty loose, and the fares...
    - 20 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:24pm -
  • newContrasting Experiences...Hyatt Regency DFW
    I am a Marriott Loyalist. I can't really think of the last time I didn't stay at a Marriott-except for a timeshare. Anyway, Friday we are staying at the DFW Hyatt Regency-late arrival The Grand Hyatt was too much $$!. Two rooms-us, daughter, son in..…
    - 22 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:22pm -
  • newBA has stopped Avios transfers from Iberia
    I have both Iberia and BA avios and I wanted to transfer from Iberia to BA, which you could previously do online. The option is still there on BAEC but the avios do not transfer. I phone on the Gold line and was informed that this is not possible....
    - 24 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:20pm -
  • newLa Premiere...Seat to Bed and back to Seat
    Hello all, I am not very familiar with how the Air France La Premiere seat works on the 777-300ER. To go to bed mode, I understand that flight attendants place a mattress down on the seat once its flat, but what about if you want to go back to...
    - 30 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:14pm -
  • newWhich to book AF or KLM to max Delta Skymiles points
    I am looking to purchase a ticket to Barcelona. KLM and AF both have the tickets for about half of what Delta is selling the exact itineraries for. First, will i be able to get Skymiles points, and if so, should I book throught KLM or AF...
    - 35 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:09pm -
  • newWhere can I find out what fare bucket my ticket is in?
    I'm trying to figure out if I will have enough EQM to make Platinum in 2019 - I've been Gold the last few years but should be close to making Platinum this year. If I book the typical domestic First Class Fare am I actually booking in Y and...
    - 37 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:07pm -
  • newDo I need a ESTA and APIS
    We are US citizens with US passport. We are flying on a commercial flight from the US to Melbourne. I have filled out the APIS form on our air carrier, Qantas. I would like to know if we still need to get ESTAs. Thanks
    - 50 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:54pm -
  • newCan I earn Miles from Singapore Airline code share flight?
    Hi there! If I buy a flight ticketed by Singapore Airline website, and one of the leg is code shared with Alaska Airline (SFO-EWR), can I still earn Miles? I guess not but still wanna seek your guys advise. Many thx!
    - 52 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • newAlternatives to Skywards
    Having changed jobs recently, I fly EK less and less. I still fly it a bit but my new employer seems to mainly buy me Saver tickets and I think that this year I will only earn 15k or 20k tier miles and will drop to blue. I have also moved to Asia...
    - 56 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 8:48pm -

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Johnny Jet

  • newRoundup: Travel Movies That Inspire Wanderlust
    A good movie can deliver an emotional punch, start or fuel a conversation, and inspire action. In the travel world, movies often inspire people to...The post Roundup: Travel Movies That Inspire Wanderlust appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 28 mins ago Jan 16, 2019, 9:16pm -
  • newNew! Check Out the United℠ Explorer Business Card
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products....The post New! Check Out the United℠ Explorer Business Card appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 3:24pm -
  • newThe New Phone Scam That Displays the Apple Logo on Your Phone
    Travel scammers are always innovating, as seen in the new scam that’s the subject of today’s tip. As reported by security expert Brian Krebs, “A...The post The New Phone Scam That Displays the Apple Logo on Your Phone appeared first on Johnny…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newTravel Contests: Week of January 16, 2019
    This week’s travel contests include: Win an eight-day getaway to Italy Win a ten-night Alaska voyage for two in a balcony stateroom on Queen Elizabeth...The post Travel Contests: Week of January 16, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 9 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of January 16, 2019
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Boy leaves beloved bear behind, Hawaii hotel sends it on adventures Flying Will Become More Dangerous as...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 16, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 10 hours ago Jan 16, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • A Perfect Day in Barbados
    Barbados—the Caribbean’s easternmost island—is a land of rum and restoration. It is a holiday destination shaped in the British image, with afternoon tea and dry...The post A Perfect Day in Barbados appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 5:58pm -
  • This Collapsible Beach Bucket Is Easy to Travel With
    We just returned from Hawaii, and while we were at the Four Seasons Lanai, the hotel’s “beach boys” gave our two-year-old son a few beach...The post This Collapsible Beach Bucket Is Easy to Travel With appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 4:51pm -
  • Video: Man Surfs With Dolphins
    Have you seen this video of a guy surfing alongside a pod of dolphins? It’s pretty amazing. As ABC News notes, it happened in the...The post Video: Man Surfs With Dolphins appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • How to Drive the Hawaiian Islands With a Guide for Under $5
    A travel writer I follow on Twitter (Dana Freeman) recently tweeted a Hawaii tip that got my attention: Using Shaka App today to guide us...The post How to Drive the Hawaiian Islands With a Guide for Under $5 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 3:30pm -
  • Get to the Airport Extra Early During the Government Shutdown
    The partial government shutdown is rolling on, with no sign of a resolution ahead, and travelers are among of those suffering for it. As seen...The post Get to the Airport Extra Early During the Government Shutdown appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Jan 15, 2019, 2:00pm -

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