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The Points Guy

  • newDeal alert: Fly premium economy to Europe from $822 round-trip
    Premium economy fares to Europe are on sale. Points to be Made has spotted cheap fares from across the US to multiple European destinations, with prices starting from $822 round-trip. You can fly from major departure cities like New York, Boston and…
    - 53 mins ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:30pm -
  • newHow to fly AA’s best lie-flat business-class seats without needing a passport
    Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. American Airlines’ fleet is frustratingly inconsistent, especially on U.S. domestic routes. Some long domestic routes will lack power outlets and inflight entertain…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • newTarget’s big annual gift card sale is today
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rearview mirror, but the deals haven’t stopped just yet. In fact, today is the one day of the year when all Target gift cards go on sale. Sunday (Dec. 8) only, they’ll be 10% off both in-stores and online.…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:30pm -
  • newI’ve visited every Disney park. Here’s the best of the best
    I recently crossed an item off of my bucket list: visiting all 12 Disney parks worldwide. With six parks in the U.S., two in Europe and four in Asia, it wasn’t an easy feat. As a Disney World guidebook author, I have some bias, but I was surprised…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • newThe 6 strangest Aussie road rules every traveler should know before getting in a car
    One of the best ways to see Australia is to get a car and hit the road. But before you put that key in the ignition it’s good to know that Australia has some pretty strange road rules (as well as different airport security, for that matter), and th…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • newTPG readers reveal the best points and miles redemptions they’ve made for other people
    We recently asked our TPG Lounge readers about the best points and miles redemptions they’ve ever made for other people, the times when they’ve shared the love and treated their family and friends to a special flight or hotel stay. Here’s a loo…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newDynamic currency conversion and why you should avoid it
    A great way to maximize your travel is to minimize your costs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can avoid spending money you don’t intend to while traveling abroad. When you travel, there are many ways…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 1:30pm -
  • newICYMI: Biz class flights under $1k, SkyMiles flash sale and more
    Each Sunday, we round up the top deals you might have missed on TPG this week. From flight deals to limited-time bonus offers, here’s what you need to know. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter so you don’t miss a thing! Deal alert: Nonstop…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newFlight of a lifetime: United sends some very deserving children to the North Pole
    Check-in was bright and early for the most festive United Airlines flight of the year. But you couldn’t buy a ticket or cash in miles to grab a seat, no matter what level of status you had with the airline. On Saturday, over 100 children and their…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 12:30am -
  • newSecond cities: Destinations to add onto a trip to Tokyo
    Welcome to TPG’s Second Cities series, where we help you find amazing places that are only a couple of hours away from your original destination. This way you get the most out of your itinerary and visit less-popular or less-frequented destination…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 11:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for December
    Thinking of giving yourself a Christmas gift? Few treats are better than a large pile of points or miles. Fortunately, credit card bonuses continue to spiral upward, which is a boon for consumers with a good credit score. Here are some of the top off…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • The Apps I Use to Increase My Yield
    Now we find ourselves in the world of online apps, that you load onto your phone to earn even more miles, points, cashback, stock or stock in your merchant.
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • Are You Ready for the Changes Coming to the Southwest Companion Pass?
    The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the sweetest deals in the travel world, but changes are coming January 1. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure that your companion flies for free: The Basics The Companion Pass allows unlimited travel…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • United Revolutionizes the World of Airline Elite Status
    United made a dramatic change to the way MileagePlus members qualify for elite status. The changes go into effect on January 1 and are applied to earning for status in 2021. This may turn out to be one of the most important stories of the year, depen…
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • Two Citi Expedia Credit Card Offers
    I'd never heard nor seen these two cards before but the terms and conditions on getting approved caught my eye right away.
    - 11 days ago Nov 27, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards to Have in Your Pocket When Traveling Overseas

    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • Jetblue Rolls out New Basic Economy
    Last week, JetBlue revised its fare structure by adding two new categories. Blue Basic is a close equivalent of Basic Economy on other airlines, and Blue Extra (formerly Blue Flex) is a refundable fare with a number of additional perks. Blue and Mint…
    - 16 days ago Nov 22, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • This Crazy Referral Offers Put on by Sofi
    Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a new player in the financial marketplace make some pretty incredible offers to us consumers.
    - 18 days ago Nov 20, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • Is Getting a Credit Card With an Annual Fee Worth It?
    There’s a difference between knowing the price of something and knowing the value of something. This is never truer than when it comes to credit cards that charge annual fees. Annual fees for most paid cards range between $59 and $125. Of course, s…
    - 20 days ago Nov 18, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • IHG Pointbreaks: One of the Best Kept Secrets in Travel
    The IHG PointBreaks promotions are one of the best deals (and best kept secrets) in the world of travel. Here’s how it works: every quarter, the Intercontinental group releases a selected list of hotels around the world that are bookable with 5,000…
    - 23 days ago Nov 15, 2019, 7:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newReview: Finnair A321 Business Class
    After spending my layover at the British Airways Arrivals Lounge and then the Aerotel, it was time to continue my journey on Finnair to Singapore via Helsinki.While I could have redeemed British Airways Avios (or other oneworld miles) for this trip,…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:12pm -
  • newWeekly Review: December 7, 2019
    Hello from Miami! I'm spending the weekend at home after a long week of travel, and next week am embarking on my last review trip of the year. I've got to fly some great airline products, which I'm happy about, and look forward to sharing full review…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 9:33pm -
  • new10 Best Credit Card Offers December 2019
    Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards.While there are several excellent long-standing credit card offers, the specifics of the top offers…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 8:07pm -
  • new79 Year Old Delta Flight Attendant Fired In Bizarre Case
    This has to be one of the strangest instances of a former airline employee suing the company for wrongful termination.Ida Gomez Llanos, a 79 year old who had been with Delta for 56 years, claims she was targeted by the company and colleagues, and wr…
    - 23 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 6:03pm -
  • Free Executive Platinum Status For Some Hyatt Globalists
    If you're a World of Hyatt Globalist member you may want to answer any upcoming phone calls from Hyatt, which might be offering you free American AAdvantage Executive Platinum status.Earlier this year American Airlines and Hyatt launched a partnersh…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 4:33pm -
  • Aman Hotel To Open In Miami In 2023
    Aman Resorts are among my favorite in the world. They have properties in a lot of incredible destinations, with a big focus on nature. While I don’t follow the brand as blindly as I used to, I still think they offer some fantastic hotels.Currentl…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 3:22pm -
  • American Passenger Forced To Remove “Hail Satan” Shirt
    American Airlines is in the news once again for threatening to kick someone off over their clothing choice.As reported by BuzzFeed News, Swati Runi Goyal and her husband were traveling from Florida to Nevada on October 30, when the crew advised her…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 2:32pm -
  • Help Me Understand The Uber Cancelation Scam?
    Ridesharing apps have radically changed the way we get around on the ground. It's not just that being able to order a car through an app at any time is useful, but historically I enjoyed Uber because I felt like they offered great customer service.O…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 1:07pm -
  • How To Use American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades
    While domestic upgrades are nice, upgrades on long haul flights are even nicer. Having a flat bed on an overnight transoceanic flight makes all the difference.If not outright redeeming miles for an award ticket, there are sometimes opportunities to…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 12:07pm -
  • TAP Air Portugal’s Impressive Fleet Modernization
    TAP Air Portugal has within the past week reached an impressive milestone. The airline retired their A330-300 with the registration CS-TOG, and with that, the airline now has an incredibly modern and consistent long haul fleet. They've now retired al…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 8:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newMatch Hyatt status to MGM Mlife before year end
    Reminder: It is now time to match your Hyatt elite status back to MGM Gold status if you have not already done so. If you had previously matched to MGM Gold before September 30th, that status ended on October 1st. You’ll want to match now to have M…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:16pm -
  • newLast Chance Deals: 10% off Target cards, LifeMiles transfer & award sale, VGC deals at the grocery store, and more
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. A popular deal returns this year once again for one-day-only (today, 12/8): 10% off Target gift cards. If you are a regular…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 11:58am -
  • newCapped IHG points & cash, amazing awards, tipping at high-end hotels and more
    In today’s Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, read about why you might consider buying Wyndham points, the new cap on IHG Points & Cash awards, some excellent values from Citi ThankYou points via LifeMiles, and more. Read on for the week…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 1:55am -
  • newSome Hyatt elites getting AA Executive Platinum
    Earlier today, One Mile at a Time reported on the fact that some Flyertalk members with Hyatt Globalist status have been reporting being targeted to receive American Airlines Executive Platinum status. That’s awesome for those targeted. However, if…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 12:44am -
  • Are AA’s web specials and Hyatt’s re-val good news or bad? Is Kiva dead to us? All that and more.
    This week in our Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast, we discuss recent changes at American Airlines and Hyatt that Nick views as devalutations (that may be bigger than initially announced). Greg, on the other hand, argues why the changes may present…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 12:19pm -
  • New Kimpton Secret Password [through 2/16/20]
    A few times a year, Kimpton has a secret password that gets you a special treat if you mention the password (or phrase) when checking in. The new Kimpton secret password was released a few days ago and it is Stay Human. The password is valid on for s…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 5:38pm -
  • Delta Allowing Elite Members More Control Over Seat Upgrades
    It’s a day of positive loyalty program changes. Choice Hotels has introduced Rollover Nights, while Delta is now providing elite members with more control over how their seat upgrades are processed. Prior to today, upgrades to Comfort+ were process…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 4:47pm -
  • Choice Privileges Introducing Rollover Nights In 2020 (Applies To 2019 Nights)
    Choice Hotels and its Privileges loyalty program tend to go below the radar, although their quarterly promotions can be good if you’re booking cheap one night stays, while buying their points can provide enough value to encourage Greg to buy them s…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 3:33pm -
  • On my mind: Buying points without a plan
    Every now and then it’s possible to buy hotel points or airline miles cheaply.  For example, Hilton frequently offers their points for a half cent each.  IHG also sometimes makes it possible to indirectly buy points at about a half cent each, or…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 11:39am -
  • Stack it: $20 off $60 + 12x + 30% off = good deals at Teleflora
    Doctor of Credit reported a nice stacking deal at Teleflora. If you’ll be sending flowers for the holidays, this is worth a look. The Deal Stack an Amex Offer, portal cash back, and 30% off coupon code for a deal on flowers at Teleflora (see the d…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 9:55pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Reminder: restrictions do differ between different shopping portals
    Starting online purchases at a shopping portal is one of the simplest techniques travel hackers use, and it’s also one of the most reminiscent of extreme couponing: click through an online portal (be sure to clear your browser’s cookies first), m…
    - 20 days ago Nov 18, 2019, 11:54pm -
  • Microhacking fixed-value prepaid debit cards: when is it worth it?
    Long-time readers know that for many years my main method of prepaid debit card liquidation was through Walmart money orders, which typically allowed me to liquidate $2,000 in debit cards per trip, and if the cashier was in the right mood, potentiall…
    - 46 days ago Oct 23, 2019, 5:40pm -
  • Barclaycard gutting Arrival+ travel benefits November 1
    I’m not sure how old this news is since I rarely log into my credit card accounts on my desktop, but when I logged into my Barclaycard account the other day I was greeted by a foreboding message:…
    - 50 days ago Oct 19, 2019, 6:36pm -
  • Chase's missed opportunity to do the right thing
    I mentioned in Friday’s post that the airport transfer I ordered through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal to pick us up at the Sofia airport never arrived, and that we ended up taking the (cheap, convenient) subway instead. I wrote, “I have a re…
    - 54 days ago Oct 15, 2019, 7:44pm -
  • Balkans travel: don't make my mistakes, learn from them!
    When I wrote up my then-upcoming trip to the Balkans, I was still a bit vague about how I planned to get around once we were there. I had previously traveled between Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Belgrade by train, so my hope was that we’d be able to do a…
    - 58 days ago Oct 11, 2019, 5:50pm -
  • Anatomy of a not-really-award trip; what should I do in the Balkans?
    While most of my travel is domestic, I try to plan at least one big international trip every year. When my partner and I were both on academic calendars, that trip usually fell during the summer, but this year my planning kept getting pushed back, to…
    - 75 days ago Sep 24, 2019, 6:38pm -
  • Bank of America's disappearing ShopSafe benefit
    So-called “virtual credit card numbers” were widely adopted in the early days of online shopping to give consumers confidence when placing orders online. The logic was simple: by allowing customers to create a single-use, time-and-balance-limited…
    - 88 days ago Sep 11, 2019, 7:08pm -
  • The travel hacking resources I rely on today
    Sorry to regular readers for the shortage of posts lately, I’ve been suffering from a combination of computer trouble (nothing new there) and website trouble (my Google ads started breaking the site) which together made it increasingly frustrating…
    - 93 days ago Sep 6, 2019, 7:38pm -
  • Two current and upcoming bonused manufactured spend opportunities
    Today I want to flag a couple manufactured spend opportunities to make sure readers are aware of them.$15 off $300 in Office Depot/OfficeMax MasterCard gift cardsThrough August 24, 2019, automatically receive $15 off purchases of $300 or more in Mast…
    - Aug 20, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • No, you don't need to buy fixed-value gift cards for the Giant/Stop & Shop/Martin's grocery promotion
    Doctor of Credit is one of my favorite resources for news about promotions (although they post so much stuff the website is almost unusable; I prefer their Twitter and RSS feeds). However, one consequence of the sheer breadth of their coverage is the…
    - Jul 19, 2019, 7:02pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Chase Refer-A-Friend Guide: Earn 50,000+ Points Per Year
    Want an alternative way to earn lots of extra Ultimate Rewards points each year? With the Chase Refer a Friend program, you can earn up ...Read moreChase Refer-A-Friend Guide: Earn 50,000+ Points Per Year
    - 34 days ago Nov 4, 2019, 11:58pm -
  • IHG Rewards Club FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About IHG
    Just getting started in the IHG Rewards Club program? Have questions about how to start earning and redeeming IHG Rewards points? This IHG Rewards Club ...Read moreIHG Rewards Club FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About IHG
    - 36 days ago Nov 2, 2019, 7:38pm -
  • The Ultimate Miles & Points Guide For Beginners
    You’re ready to earning miles and points points. But where do you start? It’s simple to start earning them, but it can also be daunting ...Read moreThe Ultimate Miles & Points Guide For Beginners
    - 50 days ago Oct 20, 2019, 12:41am -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2019]
    The beautiful city Budapest has a lot to offer. Not just the stunning architecture throughout Hungary’s capital is taking you in, also the many impressive ...Read moreReview: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2019]
    - 54 days ago Oct 16, 2019, 2:06am -
  • Best Ways to Earn Capital One Miles
    The miles-earning Capital One credit cards are among the most popular general travel rewards cards out there. Capital One has two top-rated business and personal ...Read moreBest Ways to Earn Capital One Miles
    - 57 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:59pm -
  • 8 Best Ways to Earn Citi ThankYou Rewards Points [2019 Guide]
    Want to earn rewards points to fund free travel around the world? The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is a great choice for earning free flights, ...Read more8 Best Ways to Earn Citi ThankYou Rewards Points [2019 Guide]
    - 57 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Best Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
    Want to start earning free or discounted travel? The Chase Ultimate Rewards program includes seven credit cards that largely focus on business and travel rewards ...Read moreBest Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
    - 57 days ago Oct 12, 2019, 6:32pm -
  • How to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a Friend
    Do you have a Capital One Quicksilver, Savor, Savor One, Venture, or Venture One card? You can earn $100 every time you refer a friend ...Read moreHow to Earn $500 With Capital One Refer a Friend
    - 74 days ago Sep 25, 2019, 8:11pm -
  • Amex Refer A Friend – How To Earn Up To 150,000+ Points Each Year
    Do you know someone who would love the benefits you enjoy with your American Express credit card? With the Amex Refer a Friend program, you ...Read moreAmex Refer A Friend – How To Earn Up To 150,000+ Points Each Year
    - 74 days ago Sep 25, 2019, 8:11pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards That Pay for Global Entry & TSA PreCheck
    Want to make your airport experience faster and with fewer hassles? TSA PreCheck and Global Entry are airport security programs that allow you to bypass ...Read moreThe Best Credit Cards That Pay for Global Entry & TSA PreCheck
    - 84 days ago Sep 15, 2019, 2:51pm -

MileValue

  • When Was the Last ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus?
    Through December 11, 2019, you will earn 25% more Avianca LifeMiles when transferring Citi ThankYou Points. Three of the four major transferrable point currencies–American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Miles–pe…
    - 13 days ago Nov 26, 2019, 2:51am -
  • When Was the Last Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus?
    Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One miles are the four major types of transferrable points. By transferrable point I mean that not only are they redeemed for a fixed value, they can also…
    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 6:55pm -
  • Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card
    Thanks to everyone who participated! Mary Graves was randomly selected as our winner this time. Stay tuned as we run these giveaways periodically. We’re giving a $100 gift card away, good towards Southwest passenger travel. I’ll pick a winner thi…
    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 2:01pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards: November 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 26 days ago Nov 12, 2019, 9:13pm -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards: November 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 37 days ago Nov 1, 2019, 9:49pm -
  • Skirting United’s $75 Close-in Booking Fee One Last Time
    Spoiler alert: It worked on the first try, calling 1-800-421-4655. Update 11/1/19: Just saved another $75 for a last minute United award I decided to book. I called 1-800-4655 number, and the first agent I spoke to tried to charge me close-in booking…
    - 43 days ago Oct 27, 2019, 2:12am -
  • 32k Flying Blue Miles to Europe in Business Class
    Update, 11:35 pm ET, 10/15: The Flying Blue Promo Awards Special Edition deals are now live! Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, looks like they’ve got some great deals coming via their new Promo Awards Special Edition sale. Whi…
    - 54 days ago Oct 15, 2019, 9:32pm -
  • Timing the Southwest Companion Pass to Last Two Full Years
    UPDATE 10/18/19: A few key details about the Companion Pass and the offers for the Southwest co-branded Chase credit cards have changed since this post was originally published. The Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card‘s b…
    - 59 days ago Oct 10, 2019, 8:37pm -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back!
    According to the internet, a new round of people have been targeted for the 100k Amex Platinum offer. Time to check again! I still haven’t been targeted for this yet 🙁 but I hear of friends/family that do each time a new round of targeted custom…
    - 59 days ago Oct 10, 2019, 6:18pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Crowned King of Everyday Spend
    Citi has changed the landscape of travel reward cards by giving Double Cash cardholders the ability to transfer their cash rewards to the ThankYou point program, given that they also hold either a Citi Premier or Prestige Card. I’ll start at the co…
    - 73 days ago Sep 27, 2019, 3:02am -

Frequent Flier

  • Is This the End of Worst Passengers of the Week?
    Beginning on New Year’s Day, misbehaving passengers on international flights will no longer be able to count on jurisdictional grey areas to avoid the consequences of their actions. A recently ratified agreement will allow air travelers to be more…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: Stranger Than Fiction
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week column, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. HONORABLE MENTION: WEDDING CRASHERS In…
    - 2 days ago Dec 7, 2019, 12:03am -
  • Hong Kong Airlines Gets a Bailout
    Good news for Hong Kong Airlines (HKA)—it may just get the bailout it was hoping for. For months, the carrier has been narrowly avoiding bankruptcy and has been forced to shut off inflight entertainment, nix routes, and delay salary payments. On Mo…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 10:33pm -
  • Is Google Making Sabre and Global Distribution Systems Obsolete?
    Finnair made quiet headlines when they announced they would pull out of Sabre’s global distribution system right before Thanksgiving 2019. Is it a sign that the once-mighty giant is slowly crumbling? Or is it a one-time speed bump in the continuing…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 8:56pm -
  • Toilet Seats, TVs, Light Bulbs: What Guests Are Stealing From 5-Star Hotel Rooms
    When it comes to stealing items from hotel rooms, pens, TVs and mattresses are all on the cards, according to the results of a survey conducted by Wellness Heaven. Towels and bathrobes are the most commonly stolen items, but different nationalities a…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • Hyatt’s New Award Prices Will Change the Way You Travel
    World of Hyatt will join their competition in offering two new sets of award prices starting in March 2020. On their website, the hotelier announced the launch of a three-tier award program: Off-peak, Standard and Peak awards. Off-Peak, Standard and…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 4:48pm -
  • For This Town, the Sky Really Is Falling
    An evacuation slide from a passing Boeing aircraft fell and landed in the yard of a Milton, Massachusetts home on Sunday. No injuries were reported, but residents are concerned over the potential for further incidents in their community. In 2010, the…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Truly Terrifying Travel Stories From Very Frequent Fliers
    What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever encountered while on the road? It may depend on how often you hit the road. When the question came up in FlyerTalk’s TravelBuzz forum, stories of dangerous Himalayan driving and Newark airport’s Terminal…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 12:00am -
  • The Real Reason Why You Can’t Have Free WiFi
    This week, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told host David Rubenstein that if it were up to him, Wi-Fi would be free for all passengers. During an interview on “Peer-to-Peer Conversations”, the airline executive said that technical limitations rat…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 10:30pm -
  • What’s With All of These Airline “Error Emails?”
    2019 has seen a weird trend of airlines sending “error emails” to passengers saying their flight had been delayed or canceled. First, it was British Airways in August and then Frontier Airlines right before Thanksgiving. This time it is Spirit Ai…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 9:10pm -

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.
    - 18 days ago 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…
    - 44 days ago Oct 25, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal…
    - 45 days ago Oct 24, 2019, 6:41pm -
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I firs…
    - 47 days ago Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newChase Sapphire Reserve military benefits, fee reductions (updated December 2019)
    The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® are two favorites here amongst the MMS team. Both cards are unignorably some of the best credit cards for travel, with strong welcome bonuses and the ability to earn valuable Ultimate R…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • newThe best cash-back business credit cards
    Whether your small business is a side gig (like running an Airbnb or reselling items online) or a million-dollar corporation, using one of the best cash-back business credit cards for your expenses makes sense. You can “redeem” cash for anything…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • newThe top credit cards for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck
    You wait in long airport security lines to get to your flight; you wait in long customs lines when you finish a flight. Wouldn’t it be great to race through or even skip those lines altogether? Trusted traveler programs like TSA PreCheck and Global…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newEarn 75,000 points with the current Amex Business Platinum offer
    If you’re interested in the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express you can currently earn up to 75,000 bonus points with the card. The points you’ll earn from the welcome offer plus meeting minimum spending requirements can easily g…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Reserve benefits and perks
    If you’re wondering how to make all of your Chase Ultimate Rewards points more valuable and how to have access to tons of money-saving benefits and perks, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® is the answer to your question. Currently, it has a 50,000 Ch…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • 5 best hotels in Hawaii with Marriott points
    Winter impends. If you’re strategizing to escape the tumbling climate, it’s a great time to visit Hawaii. While the rainy season is between November and March, you can still count on plenty of sunshine and great temperatures. You probably want a…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 5:00pm -
  • Planning a trip to Disney for a child with disabilities or medical needs
    Disneyland calls itself “the happiest place on earth” and it’s easy to save big on a trip there or Disney World (“the most magical place on earth”) using rewards from the best travel credit cards. But if you’re a parent of a child with di…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 12:15pm -
  • Are you actively serving? Our best cards for military members
    If you’re actively serving in the military, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects you from high interest rates and certain other financial obligations. Some banks, like American Express and Capital One, waive annual fees on cards you…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • With so many choices, which American Airlines credit card is best for you?
    If you want to earn American Airlines miles quickly, open a cobranded airline credit card. Very few of the top travel credit cards and the best rewards credit cards earn miles that transfer to American Airlines, but there are plenty of American Airl…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Targeted Marriott promotion: Earn up to two free nights or up to 10 elite night credits
    Check your email for a targeted promotion from Marriott. There are two different offers being sent out to Marriott Bonvoy members, one for earning bonus elite night credits and another for earning free nights. Both are valid on stays through March 20…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 7:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • The Girl’s Guide to Hiking Solo
    Posted: 12/5/2019 | December 5th, 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…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 2:07pm -
  • How to Experience Cuba on a Budget
    Posted: 11/28/19 | November 28th, 2019 As a Cuban-American, Talek Nantes has had a lot of experience traveling around Cuba. There’s a lot more to the country than just all-inclusive resorts! In this guest post, she offers some an in-depth breakdown…
    - 10 days ago Nov 28, 2019, 1:06pm -
  • My 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
    Posted: 11/25/19 | November 25th, 2019 Travelers can be a fickle group of people to buy gifts for. We’re constantly coming and going, we usually don’t carry a lot of stuff with us, and no two travelers are alike so finding the perfect gift for th…
    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 1:31pm -
  • 29 Things to See and Do in New York City
    Posted: 11/21/2019 | November 21st, 2019 New York City. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world and one of the most popular destinations in the US. Sprawling, busy, exciting — there’s a reason people call it the city that never sleeps! It h…
    - 15 days ago Nov 23, 2019, 6:21pm -
  • 30 Things to See and Do in Tokyo
    Posted: 11/23/2019 | November 23rd, 2019 Tokyo is an incredible, massive city home to over 10 million people. It’s the capital of Japan and home to a wide array of fun, historic, and quirky attractions. From the world’s largest tuna auction and t…
    - 15 days ago Nov 23, 2019, 6:12pm -
  • Is Jordan Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 11/23/2019 | November 23rd, 2019 Compared to many of its neighbors in the Middle East, Jordan is an exceptionally safe country to visit. When I was in Jordan, I never encountered any safety issues. And few people gave me that “what are you…
    - 15 days ago Nov 23, 2019, 6:06pm -
  • How to Travel Kazakhstan By Train
    Posted: 11/18/19 | November 18th, 2019 Kazakhstan is a country I’ve always wanted to visit. In fact, I’ve always wanted to go to all the “Stans”. It’s the region of the world I probably want to visit the most. After having lived in Kazakhst…
    - 20 days ago Nov 18, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • The Best Business Travel Credit Cards for Digital Nomads
    Posted: 11/16/19 | November 16th, 2019 One of the best parts about running a business is the cool business travel credit cards you get access to. These cards tend to have a lot better points-earning abilities and perks than consumer cards. I’ve bee…
    - 22 days ago Nov 16, 2019, 2:26pm -
  • The Best Travel Credit Cards for 2019
    Posted: 11/16/2019 | November 16th, 2019 It can be difficult to choose the best travel credit card. There are hundreds upon hundreds out there — and so many of them seem to be the same! Which one is right for you? How do you decide? Which one gives…
    - 22 days ago Nov 16, 2019, 2:09pm -
  • TravelCon: Speakers, Talks, and More News!
    Posted: 11/14/2019 | November 14th, 2019 We’re now a little more than 6 months from TravelCon 2020! (Where does the time go?) Today, I wanted to give you a little update on what we are doing with the event. As I mentioned last time, we’re making…
    - 24 days ago Nov 14, 2019, 2:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • December 2019
    Make It Personal “Do you have any writing tips?” I don’t think I heard that question one time in all the years I was doing the MileNerd thing. But I’ve gotten it multiple times since retiring the blog and typing whatever the hell I feel like…
    - 7 days ago Dec 1, 2019, 10:27am -
  • November 2019
    Road Trip It was the summer before fifth grade. My parents said, “We’re moving to West Virginia.” I climbed into the old station wagon…fiddled nervously with my calculator watch…and wondered what was waiting on the other end of this road tr…
    - 37 days ago Nov 1, 2019, 7:40am -
  • October 2019
    Translation Machine Writing every day as MileNerd was a huge part of my life for years. Recently, a friend asked me what it’s like to not do it anymore… Still kind of strange, to be honest. There were so many things that were a regular part of my…
    - 68 days ago Oct 1, 2019, 7:56am -
  • September 2019
    Anatomy Of A Reputation Some of life’s questions will never be answered… What is Taco Bell’s “beef” really made of? Why do people named Richard call themselves Dick? How did Forrest Gump’s mom not know what kind of chocolates she’d get?…
    - 98 days ago Sep 1, 2019, 8:50am -
  • August 2019
    Going Home Sometimes it seems like more people used to agree on the simple things in life… Y’know, like not being an asshole. We’ve all probably noticed the increase in “go back to your country” talk lately. And, man, do those words take me…
    - Aug 1, 2019, 8:26am -
  • July 2019
    A Day At The Beach I’d heard some stories of vacations for free Those tales were nothing but white noise to me Society taught fancy trips cost a mint And my net worth was roughly 3 stacks of lint So I stared at the TV eating pop tarts Amusing mys…
    - Jul 1, 2019, 8:49am -
  • June 2019
    The Mission To Win A Car I love game shows. Always have. Probably always will. Maybe it’s my gambling nature, but something about showing up empty-handed in the morning and leaving with a car at the end of the day always seemed incredible. During m…
    - Jun 1, 2019, 8:02am -
  • May 2019
    The Uber Experiment You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here…
    - May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    Nonsensical Ethics Talk At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called…
    - Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Insecurity Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incred…
    - Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newHuntington Bank Promotions: $200, $400, $750 Checking Bonuses for December 7, 2019
    Find the latest Huntington Bank promotions, bonuses, and coupons for December 7, 2019. Find your Huntington Coupon below. Typical bonuses can range from $150, $200, $400, $500, and up to $750. For these bonuses, customers are only required to open an…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 9:38pm -
  • newAmerican Express Blue Business Cash Card 2% Cash Back Up To $50k Yearly
    The Blue Business CashTM Card from American Express offers 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months. After that, your APR will be a variable rate of 14.74%, 17.74%, or 20.74% (See Rates & Fees). With this card, you can earn 2% c…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 9:36pm -
  • newWhole Foods Promotion: Prime Members Get $15 Discount When Spend $100+
    Whole Foods is your go to market if you’re a fan of locally sourced produce as well as organic foods. On top of their wide selection of exotic foods, there is also a variety of health products you can get to help make you feel good. In addition to…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 9:35pm -
  • newFrontier Airlines Promotion: One-Way Flights Starting at $59
    For all the latest Frontier Airlines promo codes, deals, and promotions, continue reading to learn how to save money on flights! The best way to save money on flights is to use any promo codes and to book during any promotional periods they may have.…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 9:12pm -
  • newMicrosoft Promotions: 3-Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1, Free $10 Xbox Gift Card
    Find the latest Microsoft promotions, discount deals, and promo codes here. Are you a fan of Microsoft? If so we have a deal for you! Right now Microsoft is having a promotion where you can pay just $1 per month for Xbox Game Pass as opposed to $14.9…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • newTD Cash Credit Card $150 Cash Back Bonus
    Start earning cash back on your everyday purchases like dining and groceries with the TD Cash Credit Card. Not only is this card easy to set up and use, it’s straightforward with a rewards program! You have the opportunity to earn a $150 cash ba…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 8:44pm -
  • newCapital One Spark Cash For Business Up To $2,000 In Cash Bonuses
    Hustlermoneyblog has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Hustlermoneyblog and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Are you operating a business, in search for the perfect business card? Look no furt…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 8:44pm -
  • newTop Flight Deals for December 7, 2019 (Discount, Savings Tips, & More)
    Below you’ll find the top flight deals hand picked from our editors. These deals are so good, we booked one or more of these flights for ourselves. Be sure to check back on this list for new top flight deals brought to you daily. Now, be sure to ta…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 8:43pm -
  • newTop Freebies for December 7, 2019 (Free Money, Items, Samples, & More)
    Below you’ll find the top freebie deals hand picked from our editors. Free things are awesome, so we’ve signed up/applied for these freebies ourselves while editing this list. Be sure to check back on this list for new top freebie deals brought t…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 8:27pm -
  • newTop Hot Deals for December 7, 2019 (Discounts, Savings, Tips, & More)
    Below you’ll find the top hot deals hand picked from our editors. These deals are so good, we’ve purchased one or more of these deals for ourselves. Be sure to check back on this list for new deals brought to you daily. With these top hot deals i…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 7, 2019, 8:08pm -

Travel Codex

  • Sign Up to Earn and Redeem Hilton Points on Lyft
    Although Rocky previously wrote about the ability to earn Hilton Honors points on Lyft, it’s worth a reminder. Plus there is a new update that also allows you to redeem your Hilton points for free Lyft credit. I don’t use ride sharing much at al…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 1:37pm -
  • Review: Lufthansa Senator & Business Lounges at Detroit Airport (DTW)
    On my return trip from Michigan for Thanksgiving, I made a stop at the Lufthansa Senator and Business Lounges at the north terminal. Lufthansa Lounges and Admission Rules Lufthansa operates four types of lounges and they vary from airport to airport:…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 4:15pm -
  • My Targeted Marriott Offer Unlocked: 20,000 Points for Just One Stay
    Marriott’s winter promotion, Unlock More, is still in play, and you can complete eligible stays through January 14, 2020. Be sure to register if you haven’t already. I was a bit harsh when it first came out for being so secretive. The base promot…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Alaska Airlines First Class Seattle to Detroit
    We headed to Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday on Alaska Airlines flying on an ex-Virgin America Airbus A320.  This A320 has the original Virgin America interior configuration and it will be headed to the shop soon to get the new Alaska Airlines…
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 8:45pm -
  • World of Hyatt Will Add Peak and Off-Peak Awards in 2020
    We all knew it had to happen sometime. With the variable pricing introduced at Hilton and the peak/off-peak pricing at Marriott, now Hyatt has joined the crowd. As of March 2020 you’ll begin to see peak, standard, and off-peak pricing for free nigh…
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 4:00pm -
  • Oneworld Alliance Considering Plan to Standardize Upgrade Awards
    When people ask how to use their miles for an upgrade, I sometimes have to hand out bad news: No, you can’t use miles from airline A to upgrade on airline B. That’s because airlines are often far more restrictive when it comes to redemptions on t…
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Don’t Let Thieves Hack into Your Loyalty Account!
    Just yesterday, someone tried to steal a large six-figure balance from my Hilton Honors account. The only reasons they failed were because I was vigilant and Hilton’s customer service team was quick to lock down the account and reverse any redempti…
    - 5 days ago Dec 3, 2019, 4:24pm -
  • Cyber Monday Sales for Alaska Airlines and Air New Zealand
    Here are two great sales to take advantage of two great Cyber Monday deals for Alaska Airlines and Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand Air New Zealand is celebrating its first year on the Chicago to Auckland route and has begun ticket sales for the new…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 6:07pm -
  • A Comparison of Domestic Premium Transcontinental Products
    Back in April, I finally completed a long-term goal of sampling all domestic premium transcontinental products. A trip in American’s swanky transcontinental A321T completed the “big four” products. With all four now complete, I decided to put t…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Save on Alaska Airlines during Black Friday and Cyber Monday
    For one day only, Alaska Airlines is running a fare sale today, November 29. Prices start as low as $29 one-way (e.g., from Los Angeles to San Jose). There are also transcon flights from LA or San Francisco to New York starting at $89 one-way and fro…
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2019, 2:44pm -

Maximizing Money

  • Bombas Socks 25% Discount Code and $25 Referral Rewards
    The Bombas online sock store for men, women, and kids offers a 25% discount off your first order for new customers with free shipping on U.S. orders over $50, plus you can earn 2 free pairs of socks for referring your friends. [Read More] Bombas So…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 3:45pm -
  • Coinseed – Earn Crypto with Linked Cards: $2 Bonus and $7 Referrals – Get $2 to Install App
    Check out Coinseed to earn cash back in crypto at local bars and restaurants as well as popular online retailers, plus get a $2 bonus credit when you install the Coinseed App, and start investing into your own cryptocurrency portfolio. [Read More]…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 3:24pm -
  • Jamber – Hand-Friendly Coffee Mugs: 10% Coupon and $10 Referrals (Great Gift for Grandparents)
    Try Jamber for a hand-friendly solution to the heavy coffee mug, plus get a 10% discount off your first order, and earn $10 cash referral rewards. [Read More] Jamber – Hand-Friendly Coffee Mugs: 10% Coupon and $10 Referrals (Great Gift for Grandp…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 11:13pm -
  • Status Money – Financial Social Network: $5 Sign-Up + $1 Bonus Rewards
    Check out Status Money to compare finances with your peers and exchange tips on how to manage money, plus get a $5 bonus when you join, $1 for linking an account, $1 for linking a credit profile, and more rewards for completing activities. [Read Mo…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 10:25pm -
  • Factor Prepared Meal Delivery Service $40 Discount and $40 Referrals
    Factor delivers fully prepared organic meals nationwide, so that you can get fresh meals with nutritious ingredients delivered to your door each week.Just order through this Factor $40 Discount Link to automatically get a $40 discount off your first…
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 3:15pm -
  • Round – Investment Fund Managers: Earn 5%-25% Referral Bonus on Monthly Return
    Check out Round Investments to access professionally managed funds and get a 5% bonus on your first month's return for up to $350. [Read More] Round – Investment Fund Managers: Earn 5%-25% Referral Bonus on Monthly ReturnThe post Round – Inves…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 10:34pm -
  • Webull Brokerage Account App: Get 2 Free Stocks + $1,500 Gift Card
    Webull is a free stock trading app that allows you to open a commission-free brokerage account with no minimum balance requirements and no fees to open or maintain an account.Get 2 Free Stocks from Webull: Just open a Webull brokerage account throug…
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2019, 2:36pm -
  • Freebird Rides – Earn Rewards on Uber/Lyft: $20/$24 Bonus and $10 Referrals
    Download the Freebird Rides App to earn cash back bonuses when you visit participating bars, restaurants and retailers during your Uber and Lyft rides, plus get up to $24 in bonus cash when you try Freebird Rides, earn points on every Uber and Lyft r…
    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 4:06pm -
  • USAlliance Financial: Get $50 for MyLife Checking
    Anyone in the U.S.A. can join USAlliance Financial and earn a $50 bonus when you open a MyLife Checking Account with a direct deposit, or get a $50 bonus when you open a USAlliance Visa Classic Card and make your first purchase. [Read More] USAllia…
    - 16 days ago Nov 22, 2019, 3:35pm -
  • Citibank Checking Account Package: $200-$1,500 Bonus Cash
    Citibank currently has 4 different consumer checking and savings account promotions that offer from $200 to $1,500 in bonus cash when you open a Citibank Checking Account Package with a qualifying deposit. [Read More] Citibank Checking Account Pack…
    - 16 days ago Nov 22, 2019, 2:31pm -

Boarding Area

  • newNintendo Switch Deal! Buy On Amazon Get $30 In Credit
    There is a Nintendo Switch deal on Amazon today that can get you essentially 10% off the purchase. You can stack it with other deals to save even more!The post Nintendo Switch Deal! Buy On Amazon Get $30 In Credit appeared first on Miles to Memories…
    - 52 mins ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:31pm -
  • newMatch Hyatt status to MGM Mlife before year end
    Reminder: It is now time to match your Hyatt elite status back to MGM Gold status if you have not already done so. If you had previously matched to MGM Gold before September 30th, that status ended on October 1st. You’ll want to match now to have M…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:16pm -
  • newNow Live! Get 10% Off Target Gift Cards – Today Only
    One of our favorite deals of the year is here. Get 10% off Target gift cards this Sunday only. Stack it with your 20% off coupon for massive savings!The post Now Live! Get 10% Off Target Gift Cards – Today Only appeared first on Miles to Memorie…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:07pm -
  • newMy First New Credit Card in 11 Months, and It’s from Chase!
    This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as CreditCards.com and CardRatings.com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not incl…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:55pm -
  • newSmiles Oferece 100% de Bônus nos Gastos dos Cartões Co-Branded
    A Smiles está com uma promoção nos seus cartões co-branded na qual os clientes podem acumular 100% de bônus nos pontos decorrentes do uso do cartões. A promoção parece estar no ar desde 14 de outubro, mas eu só a vi recentemente. 🙁 Para a…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:52pm -
  • newThe Case For, Against Airline Loyalty
    Following unwanted management changes at United and unrequited management changes at American, I am re-examining my airline loyalty. Here are the arguments for and against holding loyalty status. If you haven’t followed us on Facebook or Instagram,…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:39pm -
  • newTravelling for Work: The Dark Side of Work Travel
    There are many positives to regular work travel ranging from increased career opportunities, more visibility inside your company and of course you get a chance to see different parts of... Read more »The post Travelling for Work: The Dark Side of W…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:38pm -
  • newBritish Airways Executive Club Promo: 5 Return Flüge bringen offene Einlösung für 5 Passagiere
    British Airways Executive Club hat eine Promo mit Einlösemöglichkeit für die echten Vielflieger ...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:28pm -
  • newReview: Finnair A321 Business Class
    After spending my layover at the British Airways Arrivals Lounge and then the Aerotel, it was time to continue my journey on Finnair to Singapore via Helsinki.While I could have redeemed British Airways Avios (or other oneworld miles) for this trip,…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:12pm -
  • new(More People Targeted) $15 off $60 on Amazon With 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point {Targeted}
    Amazon has extended a promotion for Chase credit card holders. You can save as much as 25% when you use at least one Ultimate Rewards points. This offer has returned for one more month and more people are targeted.The post (More People Targeted)…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:07pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Some Final Words…
    Well, it’s the good news and bad news piece. Good news: My (and a friend’s) other blog, The Travel Game, is doing great. Starting off with a base of readers and competent developer definitely helped. I’m spending a lot of time over there. Bad n…
    - 93 days ago Sep 6, 2019, 7:31pm -
  • Get Great Value For Your Travel Dollar In Baltimore
    Get And we’re back! A little bit later than I expected, but back nonetheless. Every so often, I like to do something different and talk about individual cities instead of the miles and points that you can use to get there. Today, I wanted to look a…
    - Jul 30, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Out Of Office Notice
    Hi all. I’m going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks. There will continue to be posts on LVA Travel, so keep up there.     Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMa…
    - Jul 6, 2019, 1:12am -
  • Air Canada, Discover And Posts From The Week
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s going on these days? You could be an unfortunate Air Canada customer who got locked on the plane. Anxiety disorder or not, I really wouldn’t want to wake up on an empty plane. And how did they miss a passenger? Certain Di…
    - Jun 24, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should…
    - Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

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

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newEMS seat change - charge and refund
    OK, for once something I thought was the app being broken is actually just the app working in a weird way. I've noticed recently that if I buy an EMS seat, and then go to change it, I'm prompted to pay for it again. The last time I tried this, I..…
    - 55 mins ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:28pm -
  • newWhat is the benefit of booking directly with United?
    Two recent events are making me question whether I should continue booking using United.com/United app. The first, of my own making, is a decision to cancel my Presidential Plus credit card and move to a cash back card. The second, of the airline’s…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 4:20pm -
  • newWT Hand Baggage Fare Seat Selection Con?
    Travelling on my own dime on BA11 from LHR-SIN last week (hand baggage fare for a long weekend trip). I was assigned a window seat at the back of the plane on the lower deck. It’s not great having to climb over up to two people for 13 hours, but...
    - 1 hour ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:57pm -
  • new55/60 Nights needed for milestone
    So with my last stay I went from 48 to 58 nights. I was expecting to get the 2 suite upgrade awards from the 50 night milestone. But actually got 4 suite upgrades and the Cat 1-7 free night award. Earlier in the year my online account had me...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:52pm -
  • newAvios from booking.com
    This may not be news to some but I just discovered that if you go to booking.com/britishairways instead of booking.com you can earn 6 avios per pound. Cancelled and rebooked 3 upcoming stays (you enter your exec number) to gain around 50000 avios I..…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:46pm -
  • newIB 6824 GRU-MAD A340 Business Class
    Recently flew this route on a cheap one way business class fare with LA flight numbers but operated by IB. Thought the review may be helpful for anyone flying this route or who is thinking about flying the route. I was happy to finally fly in an...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:34pm -
  • newHelp: Air Canada moved my flight by a day
    So, out of the blue, I get an Air Canada email for a flight coming up in like 3-4 months saying that my YYZ-CDG flight has been rescheduled... to the same time 24 hours later. I think there is something else going on here. YYZ-CDG is a super...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:28pm -
  • newF&B Service Cuts on Transcons
    There’s a new article out on View from the Wing that AA is making food and beverage service cuts on narrowbody non-A321T routes. I’m not sure what else was offered, but it sounds like now it’ll just be regular domestic service. ...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:21pm -
  • newWestJet Gold on AF
    I’ve been browsing this thread a bit and couldn’t locate the answers. I’m about to embark on a trip to Western Africa flying PE on AF later this month. - Does WJ Gold give any perks with AF? All signs point to no. - For this trip, would yo…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:20pm -
  • newFairmont Banff Jasper
    I will be staying for the first time in a Fairmont hotel soon at Jasper. The hotel has a very interesting winter package with snowshoes, skates,etc. for a relatively cheap resort fee of $ 30. Does the hotel in Banff offer a similar package? It..…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 3:11pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newTrip Reports and Churning Success Stories Weekly Thread - Week of December 08, 2019
    How'd your churning week go? Any super huge highs? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, Success Stories…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - December 08, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 11:04am -
  • newQuestion Thread - December 08, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 8, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of December 07, 2019
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't done a…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - December 07, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - December 07, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 1 day ago Dec 7, 2019, 10:04am -
  • Frustration Friday Thread - Week of December 06, 2019
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? MS avenue dry up? Did you screw up getting a bonus? Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submitted by /u/Au…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - December 06, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - December 06, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of December 05, 2019
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 3 days ago Dec 5, 2019, 11:05am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • The Best Citi Credit Cards to Earn Cash or Travel Rewards
    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. For an explanation of our...The post The Best Citi Credit Cards to Earn Cash or Travel Rewards appe…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 7:07pm -
  • Best Chase Checking Accounts (Up to $350 Bonus Cash)
    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. For an explanation of our...The post Best Chase Checking Accounts (Up to $350 Bonus Cash) appeared…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 5:18pm -
  • Gifts For Travelers Who Want to Stay Home
    Road warriors know that with all the highs of travel can sometimes come some lows. Traveling frequently or for long periods of time can really make you miss home sweet...The post Gifts For Travelers Who Want to Stay Home appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 4:51pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred Review 2019 $750 Bonus
    Here's my expert Chase Sapphire Preferred review and why it's head & shoulders above the competition.The post Chase Sapphire Preferred Review 2019 $750 Bonus appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 2:05pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 4, 2019
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: 5 days of travel chaos in France begins as transport workers strike — and what to do if you’re affected Single Use...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 4, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Travel Contests: Week of December 4, 2019
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip for two to Bryce & Zion with Austin Adventures Win a Jaguar I-PACE Win a four-night music experience in Tokyo for two...The post Travel Contests: Week of December 4, 2019 appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 10:00am -
  • Use This Reader Tip and Be a Generous Traveler in Canada
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Rob in Bellingham, WA, who wrote in after some travel...The post Use This Reader Tip and Be a Generous Traveler in Canada appeared first…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 8:00am -
  • Best Small Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards December 2019
    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. For an explanation of our...The post Best Small Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards December 2…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 2:20am -
  • The Free Foodie App Will Improve Your Food Photos
    I was recently in Germany for the opening of the Courtyard Hamburg City. I had dinner with a few travel journalists, and as is always the case these days, when...The post The Free Foodie App Will Improve Your Food Photos appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 2:18am -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “Traveling with Service Animals” by Henry Kisor and Christine Goodier
    Traveling with a service animal doesn’t have to be difficult. A new book, called “Traveling with Service Animals: By Air, Road, Rail, and Ship across North America” (from $14.89) and...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Traveling with Servic…
    - 3 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 1:08am -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • Hyatt Devaluation, To Africa With Miles, Mauritius, Quadriga Scam
    We bring you more details on the latest Hyatt Devaluation, how to fly To Africa With Miles, what to do when you visit Mauritius, the horrific Quadriga Scam, more on the Best Western Rewards devaluation, LeClub becomes ALL, all cruise fees, do not dis…
    - 2 days ago Dec 6, 2019, 11:30am -
  • How to Find Low Cost Domestic Coach Awards
    Lets take a detour and learn about spending some miles to book low cost domestic coach awards. We have another guest post by Andy Shuman with some tips I must admit I was a bit surprised. I still think these are like the needle in the haystack and of…
    - 4 days ago Dec 4, 2019, 11:30am -
  • United & Amex Bonuses, Crypto Will Not Die, Climate Change Deniers Suck
    We bring you more United & Amex bonuses, how Crypto will not die, how climate change deniers suck, read the required Mile Nerd monthly post, a tragic animation map of all the Native land lost since 1776, how shut down exchanges have become hotels, so…
    - 6 days ago Dec 2, 2019, 11:30am -
  • ChaseInk Cards, Hyatt SLH Extreme Loyalty, Gift Card Pitfalls, Lyme Disease
    We bring you a comprehensive post all about ChaseInk Cards, research Hyatt SLH Extreme Loyalty properties, warn you about Gift Card Pitfalls, learn about Lyme Disease, go check out the grave of legend Massoud, travel to the US Southwest, check out wh…
    - 9 days ago Nov 29, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Happy Thanksgiving, 10 Random Thoughts & Feedback Requested
    Going to do something different as this blog evolves to something I still don’t know what. I guess it is a work in progress. As we all are. Please do not eat too much tomorrow as you celebrate Thanksgiving. Actually, go for it, what the hell lol. G…
    - 11 days ago Nov 27, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Jungle Prince of Delhi, AA Simply Miles, Nazi Fanta, Investing Forces
    We bring you an amazing story about the Jungle Prince of Delhi, learn more about the AA Simply Miles program, learn about Nazi Fanta, mysterious Investing Forces, the rise and fall of Evo Morales in Bolivia, an awesome and updated Credit Card recomme…
    - 13 days ago Nov 25, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Credit Card Guide, 160 Hotel Brands, Dating Market
    We bring you the ultimate credit card guide, we are now up to 160 hotel brands, we go deep into the dating market, get all the travel credit related perks summarized in one post, double dip with Lyft rides, check out some world cruises, travel to Rus…
    - 16 days ago Nov 22, 2019, 11:30am -
  • TBB’s Recommended Personal Finance Blogs
    To be recommended here it takes bribes sponsorships backlinks. Ok, none of that crap. I keep track of many blogs in general and here I post my personal finance blog recommendations. The only criteria is all mine! What I think are quality reads/bookma…
    - 18 days ago Nov 20, 2019, 11:30am -
  • United Screws MileagePlus Members, Mauritius and Uzbekistan, Tax Havens, Our Divisions
    We bring you to the new era in awards and how United screws its MileagePlus members, travel to Mauritius and Uzbekistan, meet some unlikely US tax havens, best article about our divisions that I have read recently, sign up for a Best Western Rewards…
    - 20 days ago Nov 18, 2019, 11:30am -
  • JetBlue Goes Basic Economy, Australia/New Zealand with Miles, Google Flights Improves, Worldwide Debt Glut
    We bring you the details how JetBlue goes Basic Economy, how to travel to Australia/New Zealand with miles, Google Flights improves again, freak out over the worldwide debt glut, sign up for some promos, Google Translate improves again, some great fi…
    - 23 days ago Nov 15, 2019, 11:30am -