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

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Don't sleep on the American Express Hilton Surpass $5,000 threshold bonuses through June 30, 2021
    For obvious reasons since early last year I’ve been focusing my manufactured spend on cards earning cash back or rewards easily converted to cash or paid travel, and slacking off on the few remaining co-branded credit cards I carry. That allowed it…
    - 45 days ago Jun 14, 2021, 11:58pm -
  • Quick hit: easily adding all available Amex Offers (if you're an idiot, like me)
    Yesterday I was excited to see Danny the Deal Guru’s post about a simple technique to quickly add all your available Amex Offers to your cards with a simple click. It worked for him and some other people who commented, but it didn’t work for me.…
    - 50 days ago Jun 9, 2021, 4:52pm -
  • Deciding where to credit Alaska, American, and JetBlue flights
    A sort of interesting conundrum has arisen recently due to the coincidence of Alaska Airlines becoming a full member of the oneworld alliance, which American Airlines also belongs to, and American entering a codeshare agreement with JetBlue that allo…
    - 52 days ago Jun 7, 2021, 8:02pm -
  • The most valuable travel hacking resources today
    Reader crispy left a very kind comment on one of my posts the other day and asked a very thought-provoking question, and instead of replying in the comments there I thought I’d break out my answer here. The reader’s question was:“With so many b…
    - 78 days ago May 12, 2021, 10:30pm -
  • Two increased (and one crashed) signup bonuses that caught even my attention
    Long-time readers know that I don’t have much interest in signup bonuses. Obviously if there’s a card you want, it’s better to apply when the bonus is high rather than low, but that’s not something in your control. I vastly prefer to focus on…
    - 80 days ago May 10, 2021, 9:22pm -
  • Safeway versus Giant: Value, Scale, and Timing
    As so often happens in the grocery store rewards game, when it rains it pours, with both Safeway and Giant currently offering big bonuses on the purchase of “Happy” brand gift cards. This family of gift cards can be loaded with up to $500, and ea…
    - 93 days ago Apr 27, 2021, 7:04pm -
  • Maximize just 4 U points by pulling forward redemptions across regions
    A couple weeks ago I wrote about my first experiences redeeming Safeway’s just 4 U rewards points and described how by triggering more than one reward with the same purchase, you can create a negative balance that can be spent on items that aren’…
    - Mar 24, 2021, 8:59pm -
  • How (I think) the just 4 U double dip works
    While I do my fair share of manufactured spend at Safeway, until this week I’d never actually redeemed any of their “just 4 U” loyalty points. Instead, I’ve been taking advantage of their upfront cash discounts on prepaid debit cards. Like ma…
    - Mar 11, 2021, 7:24pm -
  • Disappointed by Alaska Airlines IT, satisfied by their customer service
    I wrote a few weeks back about the maze of rules relating to the elimination of change fees by most US carriers. My basic conclusion was that eliminating fees is better than keeping them, but that if you’re trying to claim a credit for a fall in pr…
    - Mar 3, 2021, 9:59pm -
  • What I learned in a week messing around with MGM's fake online slots
    On last week’s episode of the Manifesto, I spoke with Justin Vacula of the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast about a suite of browser and mobile apps you can use to accumulate (I hesitate to say “earn”) a loyalty currency that can be redeemed for free…
    - Mar 2, 2021, 10:41pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • World of Hyatt FAQ: All Your Questions Answered
    With some of the best elite status benefits across all hotel programs, the World of Hyatt loyalty program is incredibly valuable for travels looking to earn free nights and enjoy extra perks during their stay. This FAQ guide will cover some of the mo…
    - Jan 19, 2021, 8:36pm -
  • Your Guide to Maximizing Hilton Diamond Benefits
    As Hilton Honor's top-tier elite status, Diamond status is stacked with valuable perks for business and luxury travelers alike. This guide covers everything you need to know about getting the most from your Hilton Diamond benefits. As a Diamond statu…
    - Jan 6, 2021, 11:50pm -
  • Your Guide to Maximizing Hilton Honors Gold Benefits
    With over 6,300 properties across 18 brands, the Hilton Honors program is one of the largest and most popular hotel loyalty programs. Gold status is the mid-tier of the program and a fairly easy goal to reach with great rewards. It also offers some o…
    - Jan 6, 2021, 11:10pm -
  • New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    We're excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool. The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up. Feel free to check out the tool…
    - Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough worksp…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than bu…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all of your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to drop them in the…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • Complete Guide to United MileagePlus [2021 Guide]
    While it's gone through many changes United's MileagePlus remains one of the most valuable airline loyalty programs. Among U.S. frequent flyer programs, United MileagePlus offers the most ways to earn and use airline miles. It also offers perks you d…
    - Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money on stays, earning more points and more free perks and amenities when you stay at Hilton properties. Plus,…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? Most major card issuers have a credit card referral bonus program that lets you refer-a-friend to a credit card a…
    - Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -

MileValue

  • New $200 American Express Travel Hotel Credit – Don’t Sleep on It
    If you’ve been following the news in our hobby, you’ve probably already heard of the “enhancements” recently added to The Platinum Card® from American Express: Annual fee is now $695 (Rates & Fees) for new accounts opened on or after July…
    - 3 days ago Jul 26, 2021, 1:51pm -
  • American Express Adds Welcome Offer on One of Its Best No-Annual-Fee Business Cards.
    I’ll never get tired of saying that The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is one of our favorite cards. This $0 annual fee card (Rates & Fees) that earns 2X on all purchases up to $50,000 a year (1x thereafter) should be in eac…
    - 7 days ago Jul 22, 2021, 6:37pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Adds AA AAdvantage as a Limited Time Transfer Partner
    In a little bit of a shocking move, Citi has announced a new limited time ThankYou Points transfer partner - American AAdvantage.Starting July 18, 2021 and running through November 13, 2021, if you have either the Citi Premier Card or the Citi Prest…
    - 10 days ago Jul 19, 2021, 2:30pm -
  • Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 1
    A trip to Greece has been on my to do list for a long time, but, I must admit, I was a bit put off by pictures of crowded beaches and tourist overrun islands. But when I learned that Greece is one of the first European countries to open to U.S.The p…
    - 13 days ago Jul 16, 2021, 12:53pm -
  • The Citi Card Trifecta: How to Earn 2X to 5X Citi ThankYou Points on Every Purchase
    Citi ThankYou® Rewards credit cards don’t get as much coverage as American Express and Chase cards, and there’s absolutely no justification for such poor treatment. In fact, Citi offers enough products to be a strong competitor with both Chase a…
    - 16 days ago Jul 13, 2021, 1:49pm -
  • Best-Ever 80k Point Bonus on The Citi Premier Card
    It seems like every few days now we're writing about updated product offers. What an exciting time in the world of points and miles.Citi has updated the Citi Premier Card with a new welcome offer of 80,000 ThankYou Points after spending $4,000 in pu…
    - 21 days ago Jul 8, 2021, 3:33pm -
  • LifeMiles Sweetspot: One-way to Europe in Business Class for 35,000 Miles
    Avianca’s frequent flyer program, LifeMiles, is a program many people love to hate. Yes, there is a somewhat quirky web interface, hard to reach customer service and often the program doesn’t show the same award space as other Star Alliance partn…
    - 22 days ago Jul 7, 2021, 3:05pm -
  • A Roundup of All of the Chase Offer Updates
    Oh, what a time to be alive and to be in this hobby! It seems like every week we hear about another mega offer from one of the major credit card issuers. Just recently, Chase came out with a huge 100,000 welcome bonus on one of its most popular card…
    - 27 days ago Jul 2, 2021, 4:08pm -
  • Major Updates to The Platinum Card® from American Express
    American Express announced some Major Updates to The Platinum Card® from American Express. These include new credits, but also an increased annual fee.The rumors are true, today American Express announced some major changes to The Platinum Card® f…
    - 28 days ago Jul 1, 2021, 1:49pm -
  • Everything You Need To Know About the United Excursionist Perk
    It isn’t uncommon to book a trip with more than one destination. This is especially popular for travel to Europe. Who doesn’t want to visit Rome and Paris on the same trip? How about Madrid and Santorini? In order to do this, your travel plans…
    - 31 days ago Jun 28, 2021, 2:32pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newUnruly Passenger Complains Above 3,600, Investigations Record Doubles
    Even though the face covering rules have been well established, the Federal Aviation Administration continues to receive and investigate complaints against unruly flyers aboard aircraft. The number of investigations initiated is almost double that of…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 4:39pm -
  • newUK and European Union Set to Allow Quarantine-Free Travel for Americans
    After much delay and pleading by airlines, both the European Union and United Kingdom are set to announce quarantine-free travel options for flyers coming from the United States. To qualify, flyers must be fully vaccinated against the novel Coronavir…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 3:58pm -
  • newJetBlue Recovery Plans Focus on TrueBlue Maturation, Northeast Alliance
    JetBlue is pinning their hopes of growth and recovery on their “Northeast Alliance” with American Airlines and the growth of the TrueBlue loyalty program. The carrier announced their plans in their 2021 second quarter results call, while posting…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 3:12pm -
  • Frontier Staffing Shortages in Orlando Delay Flights and Luggage
    Reported staffing issues at Frontier Airlines forced flyers at Orlando International Airport to wait late into the night to arrive, depart and collect their luggage. Airport data shows nearly every departing flight by the low-cost carrier was delayed…
    - 2 days ago Jul 27, 2021, 2:26am -
  • Could a Fuel Shortage Affect the Airlines?
    With commercial aviation recovering at a blistering pace, is a jet fuel shortage on the horizon for airlines? American Airlines is warning pilots about potential fuel shortages in the Western United States, while asking them to save gas wherever they…
    - 3 days ago Jul 27, 2021, 1:39am -
  • Partnerships and AAdvantage Growth Highlight American’s 2021 Second Quarter
    American Airlines is the second airline to post positive growth for the first time in over a year, reporting a net profit of $19 million in the second quarter of 2021. The carrier credits their new domestic partnerships with Alaska Airlines and JetBl…
    - 6 days ago Jul 23, 2021, 5:31pm -
  • United Reveals Over 80 Percent of MileagePlus Flyers Vaccinated in Q2 Report
    Even though United Airlines reported a net loss in the second quarter of 2021, the airline hopes this will be their last down report. With performance “largely exceeding original expectations,” the carrier believes they will be profitable by the…
    - 7 days ago Jul 22, 2021, 5:21am -
  • With Canadian Border Reopening, Canadian Airlines are Rescheduling Flights
    As Canadian officials announced they will reopen the border to U.S.-based flyers starting August 9, 2021, carriers are lining up to resume service to the states. Air Canada says they will resume flying to 34 destinations, while other airlines see it…
    - 10 days ago Jul 20, 2021, 1:32am -
  • After Airline Bailouts, Senator Wants Answers on Staffing Shortages
    When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded airlines, Congress was quick to offer bailout relief in the forms of grants and loans. Now that air travel is recovering, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee wants to know where the money went, and why…
    - 10 days ago Jul 19, 2021, 11:57pm -
  • Racial Slurs Spur Fight in Miami (Once Again)
    In what is becoming a regular occurrence, another fight was caught on video at Miami International Airport. Witnesses say the situation turned violent when Frontier Airlines flyer used a racial slur when getting frustrated over how long it took to pu…
    - 10 days ago Jul 19, 2021, 11:19pm -

Travel is Free

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

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • It’s Official: Google is Ending FeedBurner Email. Here are Your Next Steps.
    Google has announced that Feedburner's email services will end in July 2021. Here's a guide for you to help you plan your move to a new email service as painlessly as possible.      
    - Apr 14, 2021, 10:03pm -
  • 3 Ways to Earn (Even More) Money with Your Emails
    Learn how you can turn your emails into revenue streams.Growing an audience is one of the most exciting and engaging things you can do online. Through a variety of many different outlets, including email, you’re able to offer value to like-mind…
    - Mar 16, 2021, 1:30pm -
  • New: Schedule Your Emails Multiple Days a Week or Month
    More hassle-free set it and forget it email campaigns at your fingertips.The beauty of automated RSS-to-email campaigns is the set it and forget it factor, knowing your email campaigns will be sent as scheduled with your new content – that was…
    - Mar 12, 2021, 2:45pm -
  • 60+ Free Email Templates to Jumpstart Your Email Marketing
    Win the Inbox with eye-catching email campaigns and save time when it comes to design.Designing a template, especially one from scratch, can be a major frustration. But what if the hard work was already done for you? What if templates showcasing…
    - Feb 11, 2021, 5:08pm -
  • Featured Images now in Gmail Promotions Tab Bundles!
    Gmail’s recent broad rollout of promotions tab bundles will reward good, engaging emails with more opportunities to solidify that engagement.FeedBlitz is helping you make the most of that opportunity, out of the box, today, by making every email we…
    - Dec 14, 2020, 4:41pm -
  • New Mapping Feature Available with Every Email Send
    Zoom in to discover where your emails are being read.A great new feature offering more insight into your subscribers is now available with every email send and monthly insight report:Geographic data on engagement stats.And not just the numbers, t…
    - Dec 2, 2020, 9:43pm -
  • Surprise! Your Company’s Remote — Now What?
    There’s more to running a remote company than keeping up with technology.You probably didn’t plan on taking your company 100% online, but yet – here you are.Under normal circumstances, companies who shift to being fully remote plan for week…
    - Apr 30, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Time Savers to Help your Email Marketing
    If you’re like the rest of us, distractions seem to be at an all-time high.Nothing is normal. Whether there are more people at home, you have to homeschool on top of your career, or you’re struggling with worry, everyone is busy. These circum…
    - Apr 28, 2020, 7:03pm -
  • Tips Our Team Learned the Hard Way While Working Remotely
    Finding your ideal work from home rhythm isn’t as easy as you may think.When pajamas replace business casual, the fridge is now just a short walk away, and Netflix marathons are streaming on TV – working remotely from home can sound like a dr…
    - Apr 23, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • Rest Assured, Your Emails are Getting to the Inbox
    It doesn’t matter how pretty or sophisticated your emails are if they aren’t getting to the inbox.Email communication is more important than ever and getting to the inbox is crucial to your success.And getting to the inbox depends on the se…
    - Apr 17, 2020, 7:20pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • Fulfilling Childhood Dreams in Crete
    Posted: 7/26/21 | July 26th, 2021 When I was younger, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I was into Indiana Jones, the ancient world, and all those myths and legends supposedly based on “history.” My grandmother loved that stuff, and she instilled…
    - 3 days ago Jul 26, 2021, 12:00pm -
  • NM+ Weekly Update: 7/24/21
    Greetings from Corfu, my final stop in Greece before I head into Albania tomorrow. I’ll be there for ten days, followed by a quick trip to Montenegro before joining some friends on a sailing trip through Croatia. From there, it’s up through the r…
    - 5 days ago Jul 24, 2021, 11:00am -
  • TNN: How to Take a Career Break to Travel the World
    Hey everyone, Feel stuck in a job that you kinda hate with the amount of stress increasing by the day? Do you wish you could just hop on a plane and never look back? Well, you can. In this talk, Cali discusses the key elements behind designing an in…
    - 6 days ago Jul 23, 2021, 4:01pm -
  • TNN: Pinterest: How to Use It to Grow Your Audience
    Hey everyone, Are you a travel creator that wants to grow their audience? Have you ever wondered how you can start using Pinterest to attract people to your travel content? Pinterest is a powerful tool. In this talk led by Mohak Nahta, one of the fir…
    - 6 days ago Jul 23, 2021, 3:25pm -
  • How to Explore the Cyclades Islands in Greece
    Last Updated: 7/19/21 | July 19th, 2021 Most travelers to Greece tend to focus on the Greek Islands — and for good reason. They’re filled with any kind of nightlife you’re looking for; have wonderful beaches with tranquil, blue water; have a wi…
    - 10 days ago Jul 19, 2021, 12:00pm -
  • TNN: What It’s Like Traveling During COVID (& What You Need to Know)
    Hey everyone, Are you wondering what it's like to travel during the time of coronavirus, whether domestically or internationally? I hosted this session after my return from a USA road trip and while spending a few weeks in Greece. I detailed what pre…
    - 13 days ago Jul 16, 2021, 5:58pm -
  • TNN: How to Get Paid to Travel with Less Than 10k Followers
    Hey everyone, Do you see these travel content creators on Instagram getting paid to travel the world and wonder how the heck they do it? You might think it’s because they: Have a huge followingTravel full-timeRun a successful blogPost professional…
    - 13 days ago Jul 16, 2021, 5:36pm -
  • The Great American Road Trip: A 4-Month Itinerary Around the USA
    Posted: The Great American Road Trip — it’s the kind of multi-month adventure most dream about but few actually do. While many of us have bucket-list goals of exploring this vast and diverse landscape, more often than not, we end up heading abroa…
    - 14 days ago Jul 15, 2021, 12:00pm -
  • Greece: Ten Years Later
    Posted: 7/12/21 | July 12th, 2021 I was scared. As I packed my bags, all these worries darted through my mind: Would travel be just as fun and carefree as it was pre-COVID? Would people still be hosteling? What would that vibe be like? Would I even r…
    - 17 days ago Jul 12, 2021, 12:00pm -
  • NM+ Weekly Update 7/10/21: Crete Edition!
    Hello from Crete! I’ve been loving this island. It’s fantastic. Since my last update, I spent a week in Santorini and have now been in Crete for the past week. I have another 3 days here before it’s back to Athens. Crete is incredible. I’ve b…
    - 19 days ago Jul 10, 2021, 5:09pm -

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

  • July 2021
    Hey guys, I appreciate the overwhelming support. Just wanted to get an idea of whether the post-retirement posts are worth continuing and the answer was made very clear. I’ll be honest…a few of the responses were incredibly touching. I had some p…
    - 28 days ago Jul 1, 2021, 8:00am -
  • June 2021
    Monthly Measurement It has now been 2.5 years since I retired MileNerd. Crazy, right? Obviously, I’ve written a post per month since then. A bunch of you guys didn’t want me to go away and, dammit, I dig you too. So this was my way of not disappe…
    - 58 days ago Jun 1, 2021, 7:01am -
  • May 2021
    Love Of The Game Do you remember what you were like as a young kid? I think I know… Hyperfocused on your career? Gulping down coffee at recess just to deal with the daily weight of society? Obsessively checking your investment portfolio between sit…
    - 89 days ago May 1, 2021, 8:22am -
  • April 2021
    Making A Connection Friendship… It’s a word that gets thrown around pretty loosely. In ways that include a wide range of people. From Facebook “pals” to the faces at work.    But what about true friends… How many humans really understand…
    - Apr 1, 2021, 7:01am -
  • March 2021

    - Mar 1, 2021, 8:06am -
  • February 2021
    Days Of Yore The year is 1992. My trusty Indiglo watch reads, “2:30 AM.” Ugh. I silence the Pittsburgh Steelers alarm clock, roll out of bed, and rub my groggy teenage eyes. It’s that time of night again already? Oh well. Just a couple of minut…
    - Feb 1, 2021, 8:57am -
  • January 2021
    My Twenty-One Resolutions For ‘21 Stop being wishy-washy. Or maybe not. Avoid murderous thoughts when coworkers start each Zoom meeting with:“So…is everyone wearing pants?” Kick ass and take names. And by that I mean…Quit falling on my ass…
    - Jan 1, 2021, 8:44am -
  • December 2020
    Happy Face 2 years ago, I retired from being MileNerd. It was a big part of my life for almost a decade. I stumbled out of bed every morning to an inbox overflowing with questions, comments, and contributions. Almost all of them made me smile in some…
    - Dec 1, 2020, 9:16am -
  • November 2020
    Big Week Hey, have you heard the news? Apparently, Tuesday is a pretty important day. Disclaimer:This is a quick post for those who are voting for the host of Celebrity Apprentice to run the country. Disclaimer #2:Relax. Lower your defensive walls an…
    - Nov 1, 2020, 8:08am -
  • October 2020
    Adulting 101 Recently, a reader named Shawn asked me to share some tips for graduating young men as they enter adulthood next year. Keep in mind, I am no expert on any subject at all and spend most of my days confused by the world around me. But, you…
    - Oct 1, 2020, 9:25am -

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Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newOne More Reason Your Next Flight Might Be Late: Fuel Shortage
    There are many reasons that flights depart late.  Some of the most common culprits are weather, airport congestion, dealing with oversold flights and unruly passengers.  If that isn’t enough, let’s add a shortage of jet fuel (Jet A) into the mi…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 3:38pm -
  • newThe Oscar Goes To Robert At Southwest For Best Safety Briefing
    Since many airlines do their safety briefings with a video, others such as Southwest and Alaska still do it the old-fashioned way – live, in person.  In the live presentation category, the Oscar goes to Robert at Southwest for getting the entire a…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 3:05pm -
  • Delta Medallion Status Extended Through 2022
    Delta Air Lines is extending medallion status through January 31, 2023. The return to travel hasn’t been typical. Busy airports and full planes provide the perception of normality. Yet, business travel is still approximately 60% lower than 2019. In…
    - 2 days ago Jul 27, 2021, 9:41pm -
  • Review: Air Canada E175 Business Class, Toronto to DFW
    With the Canadian border opening (allegedly, for real) in a few weeks, now seemed as good a time as any to finish this trip report. Pre-pandemic, Air Canada offered 4x daily nonstops between Toronto and Dallas on Air Canada Express. Air Canada offere…
    - 3 days ago Jul 26, 2021, 2:00pm -
  • AirlineRatings.com Has Released Their 2021 Top Airline List
    Airlinerartings.com has finally published its yearly top airline list.  The airline rating site usually releases the results in November.  Due to Covid, the list was pushed back eight months for the 2021 award list.  Covid also became a factor in…
    - 6 days ago Jul 23, 2021, 3:11pm -
  • The Kupari Resort Complex, Much More Than The Beach
    While my wife and daughter were enjoying the pool at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera, I went to check out a nearby beach that a few locals recommended. I quickly found the beach, but was more than a little distracted by the huge complex of ruined hote…
    - 7 days ago Jul 22, 2021, 12:59pm -
  • Breaking News: Canada To Reopen Border To Americans On August 9th
    The border between the United States and Canada has been closed for the past 16 months.  This is about to change soon. The Wait Is Nearly Over CNN reports that Canada will allow vaccinated Americans to enter beginning August 9, 2021.  Americans tra…
    - 10 days ago Jul 19, 2021, 6:30pm -
  • Leaving Las Vegas: The 357 Mile Flight That Took 17 Hours
    Last Monday evening, Allegiant flight 161 departed Las Vegas McCarren Airport (LAS) for a routine, hour-long flight to Stockton CA (SCK).  Everything about this 357-mile flight was routine except when it was time to land in Stockton.  In this post,…
    - 10 days ago Jul 19, 2021, 4:17pm -
  • The International Travel Ban To the United States May Be Ending Soon
    There may be light at the end of the U. S. travel ban tunnel.  Last year, during the Trump Administration, international travel to the U.S. was banned in response to Covid-19.  During the meeting between President Biden and German Chancellor Merkel…
    - 13 days ago Jul 16, 2021, 3:04pm -
  • Review: Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera
    Croatia is the main destination of our trip, and we flew into and out of Dubrovnik, splitting our time between a hotel outside the main tourist area, the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera (link) and another near the Old City. After our flights on American t…
    - 14 days ago Jul 15, 2021, 12:59pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newFully vaccinated US and EU travelers no longer need to quarantine in UK
    I just returned from a trip to the UK a couple of weeks ago and needed to complete a quarantine in order to visit. Even though I completed a faster version of the quarantine called Test to Release, it still took nearly a week before I was OK’d to f…
    - 29 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:21pm -
  • newCasa Bonita Declared Bankruptcy; “South Park” Creators Trying To Buy It
    Casa Bonita (the Spanish translation is “Pretty House”) is a former chain of Mexican-themed “eatertainment” restaurants that originated in Oklahoma City. A total of 4 restaurants existed – Oklahoma City…The post Casa Bonita Declared Bank…
    - 41 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:09pm -
  • new(More People Targeted) Amex Platinum 125K Offer: How to Check If You’re Eligible!
    New people are targeted for the massive Amex Platinum 125K offer. Check to see if you're targeted for this huge bonus. It only takes seconds!The post (More People Targeted) Amex Platinum 125K Offer: How to Check If You’re Eligible! appeared first…
    - 43 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:07pm -
  • newRBC Time for More
    RBC launched its Time for More initiative with the goal of encouraging Canadians to shop at their partner brands by offering bonus points opportunities with them.Time for More HighlightsThroughout the summer, the Time for More campaign will give el…
    - 54 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:56pm -
  • newWow: American Airlines Investing In JetSMART
    Well this is kind of coming out of nowhere…
    - 56 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:54pm -
  • newElo oferece até 40% de desconto em promoções para o Dia dos Pais
    A Elo preparou, para presentear os pais, ofertas que contemplam todos os estilos e gostos. Com o Dia dos Pais chegando, os clientes poderão aproveitar até 40% de descontos em marcas como Cinemark e Artgeek. Para aproveitar, basta fazer suas compras…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:15pm -
  • newMaking the Most of Summer Break with a Free Night Cert Staycation
    See our Advertiser Disclosure and Editorial Note here. Leana’s post a few weeks ago about how she is using up her remaining hotel certificates reminded me that I still have one to use before the end of the year. I got an additional free night cert…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:11pm -
  • newA Strange American Airlines Discrimination Story
    There’s no doubt a lot of discrimination in the airline industry, and we see stories that clearly reflect that reality all the time. At the same time, there’s also just a lot of plain bad service in the airline industry, and also confusion about…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:10pm -
  • newUnited Is Paying A Guy To Hold Up A Sign At Hubs Thanking Passengers
    Back in the fall of 2003 United had a guy named Ted going around Denver picking up lunch tabs for entire restaurants. You see, Ted was their new low cost carrier ‘within the airline’ that United was launching. Ted was your friend. He was fun. Tha…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:04pm -
  • newFederal Face Mask Mandate On Airplanes Likely to be Extended Post September 13
    It’s looking increasingly likely that the federal face mask for public transit including airports and airplanes is to be extended for a second time when it is due to expire on September 13. One of the Biden administration’s first acts, the mandat…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:01pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newOctober SH Schedule
    Hey guys, I have a GLA-LHR-PMI return booked for October. I have annoyingly double booked and I'm hoping this will be cancelled/changed enough for me to move flights. Any insight/thoughts on how concrete these plans might be? I know I could go..…
    - 19 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:31pm -
  • newDisabled Travel Stansted
    Hi Traveling from Stansted ( fight is 10:30am ), with a "walking but not more than 10 steps" disabled person. Needs help through airport, but can manage the steps to plane. How "busy" is the airport then ? guesses welcome , and more...
    - 25 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:25pm -
  • newConflicting PCR evidence for Italy
    Apologies in advance if this is a well-trodden path. We're hoping to go to Italy soon and understand the entry requirements to be a negative test taken in the 48 hors preceding entry although the UK Government advice goes on to state that a negative.…
    - 44 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:06pm -
  • newDouble tier points promotion
    Holidays aren’t just back. They’re extra special. Summer is back on track. And with special extras still available on holiday packages, including complimentary VIP airport experiences and double Tier Points, now’s the time to escape. .…
    - 49 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 1:01pm -
  • newFlyertalk RSS Feed
    Is anyone else having issues with the RSS feed for FT forums? I have an alert system set up through IFTTT but as of the last few weeks it won't connect to FT RSS feeds. Thanks!
    - 59 mins ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:51pm -
  • newHas Anybody Been "Bait and Switched" on a Work from Hyatt rate?
    I booked the Thompson Zihuatanejo awhile back for a nearly 2-week stay and chose the more expensive "Work from Hyatt" rate because it offered a $50 food / beverage credit per day. Fast forward to today and the rate has been changed to be a...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:40pm -
  • newLounge Access - Non-Schengen
    Hi all, I'm flying ACC-LIS-EWR with a 6h20 layover. The last time I flew with TP I had a valid Schengen visa so I just hopped through passport control to use the lounge. However this time I don't, are there any lounges in the non-Schengen area?...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:09pm -
  • newAny reason OLCI not working?
    Received email that it's time to check-in for ATHMLO. I click through and it tells me res can't be found. Same with app. 40 minute wait time, phone agent says "OLCI must not be working, try later." Twitter team unresponsive. Anything unusual...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:07pm -
  • newQR denied boarding in DUB
    I booked flights departing DUB-DOH-DXB. They were denied boarding in DUB because QR checkin staff said the PCR test would be invalid (not within 72 hours) of the connecting flight from DOH-DXB. It had been done 70 hours before the departure time of..…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 12:03pm -
  • newRakesh Jhunjhunwala starts ULCC 'Akasa'
    70 aircraft of 180 seat capacity, so it must be A320 or B738 https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/billionaire-investor-rakesh-jhunjhunwala-plans-70-planes-for-new-airline/articleshow/84820010.cms ...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 11:33am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Question Thread - July 29, 2021
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! ​ This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 9:00am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - July 29, 2021
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! ​ Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is a…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 9:00am -
  • newData Points Weekly - Week of July 29, 2021
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread ​ In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to…
    - 5 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 9:00am -
  • Daily Question Thread - July 28, 2021
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! ​ This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 9:00am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of July 28, 2021
    Welcome to the What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your vo…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 9:00am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - July 28, 2021
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! ​ Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is a…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 9:00am -
  • Daily Question Thread - July 27, 2021
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! ​ This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please…
    - 2 days ago Jul 27, 2021, 9:00am -
  • Bank Bonus Weekly Thread - Week of July 27, 2021
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Use it for anything related to bank accounts and bonuses, such as: ​ * Churning mechanisms (DD, etc) * Data points (did bank X bonus arrive) * Other bank account discussions/questions ​ ​ Before ask…
    - 2 days ago Jul 27, 2021, 9:00am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - July 27, 2021
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! ​ Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is a…
    - 2 days ago Jul 27, 2021, 9:00am -
  • List of bank account bonuses expiring this month (July 2021)
    Here's the list. Let me know if we missed any or if there are updates to share. Source: https://everybankbonus.com Personal [FL] We Florida Financial EarnMore Checking ($250) - Open an EarnMore Checking account. Enroll in eStatements For the next 90…
    - 3 days ago Jul 26, 2021, 8:33pm -

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Johnny Jet

  • new12 Things in Travel You Need to Know Today
    12 Things in Travel You Need to Know Today (This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information): Thursday, July 29 Yesterday’s TSA checkpoint numbers TSA officers screened 1,923,980...The post 12 Things in Travel You Need to Know Tod…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 29, 2021, 10:01am -
  • newSimone Biles, Mental Health and Travel
    There are some truly terrible people out there – especially on social media. I find it unimaginable that anyone has the gall to criticize Simone Biles’ withdrawal from competition, or...The post Simone Biles, Mental Health and Travel appeared fi…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 6:33pm -
  • newFully Vaccinated Travelers From USA and EU Won’t Have to Quarantine in England
    Great news for vaccinated Americans and Europeans wanting to travel to England to see loved ones, sightsee or … wait in long airport queues. According to the New York Times:...The post Fully Vaccinated Travelers From USA and EU Won’t Have to Qua…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 4:33pm -
  • newDo This When Using a Rideshare, Taxi or Car Service
    I wrote a travel tip on Saturday and since then, it has snowballed, thanks to add-on tips from readers. Every day seems to trigger a new and unique spin on...The post Do This When Using a Rideshare, Taxi or Car Service appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 21 hours ago Jul 28, 2021, 4:23pm -
  • International Travel News: Week of July 29, 2021
    This week’s international travel news: Nearly 50% of people in Ontario say they won’t hang out with unvaccinated friends Heathrow T5 arrivals queue for ‘three hours‘ Italy’s New Covid Restrictions...The post International Travel News: Week…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 10:09am -
  • Miscellaneous Travel News: Week of July 29, 2021
    This week’s miscellaneous news: People Are Calling Out The Most Overrated Cities They’ve Visited, And I’m Sorry If Your Hometown Is On This List How Traveling With Kids Can Help...The post Miscellaneous Travel News: Week of July 29, 2021 appea…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 9:39am -
  • Domestic Travel News: Week of July 29, 2021
    This week’s domestic travel news: Man running on water inside ‘bubble’ for charity washes up on Florida beach White House lists Nevada as ‘high transmission state’ for COVID-19, Las Vegas...The post Domestic Travel News: Week of July 29, 2…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 9:38am -
  • Hotel + Lodging News: Week of July 29, 2021
    This week’s hotel and lodging news: Timeless stay at updated Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Outrigger restarts acquisition of Sheraton Kona resort Las Vegas makes a comeback with several big...The post Hotel + Lodging News: Week of July 29, 2021 a…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 9:25am -
  • Cruise News: Week of July 29, 2021
    This week’s cruise news: Fully-vaccinated Alaska cruise passenger tests positive for Covid Crystal adds Miami as embarkation port on cruises departing the Bahamas The Cruise Industry Stages a Comeback Carnival...The post Cruise News: Week of July…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 8:55am -
  • Airline + Airport News: Week of July 29, 2021
    This week’s airline and airport news: They Got Great Deals on Airfare. Then Came the Flight Changes. Toronto Pearson Airport begins separating arrivals based on vaccination status This is the...The post Airline + Airport News: Week of July 29, 202…
    - 1 day ago Jul 28, 2021, 8:38am -

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