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The Points Guy

  • newThe Companion Ticket We Never Earned — Reader Mistake Story
    Today, I want to share a story from TPG reader Kerri, who misunderstood the requirements for earning a credit card spending bonus. Here’s what she had to say: Back before I started reading TPG, I was newly engaged and hoping to plan an amazing hone…
    - 6 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • newUber Rolls out (More) Affordable Ride-Sharing With Express Pool
    Remember carpooling as a kid? The pick-ups and drop-offs, with everyone crammed into a stuffy vehicle? Thanks to technology, like so many things, ride-sharing has improved. Starting today, Uber — which has always been in on the ride-share action…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:01am -
  • newHow to Shop for Rare and Exclusive Spirits at Duty Free
    Everyone knows that duty-free and tax-free shops are ideal places to buy wine and spirits at a discount. But not everyone knows that these same shops also feature exclusive offerings that can only be purchased at international airports — especially…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:45am -
  • newDeal Alert: Premium Economy to Asia From $996; Business Class to Europe From $1,971
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 1:13am -
  • newIs This the Ultimate Family Home Rental?
    Dreams of living in life-size versions of Monopoly, Scrabble and Jumanji are a reality at this 13-bedroom Airbnb rental in Clermont, Florida. And that’s just the beginning — the creator of this game-themed house, Andrew Greenstein, transformed ev…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newWas It Worth It? Where Smuggling Drugs Could Get You Killed
    Next to this, Midnight Express might look more like Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In April 2015 a group of convicted drug smugglers — among which were a Brazilian and two Australians — were put to death in Indonesia authorities. It wasn’t the first…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 11:00pm -
  • newInside the First Airbus A350-1000, With Qatar’s Qsuite Business Class
    On Tuesday in Toulouse, France, Qatar Airways took delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350-1000, the extended-length version of the airline’s popular wide-body jet. Following the delivery press conference, attendees had an opportunity to tour t…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • newUnited Pilot Hand-Delivers Passenger’s Lost Diamond Ring
    Imagine returning home after a long flight and realizing you’ve accidentally left behind your engagement ring. One San Francisco woman is thanking two United Airlines employees who went the extra mile to return some precious jewelry.   According…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Many Cities to Hawaii From $326 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 8:17pm -
  • newZero to Delta Diamond: My First, Near-Disastrous Mileage Run
    It really wasn’t until about a year ago that I started to take airline miles seriously. But in 2017, I went from having no status anywhere to the highest-tier elite on Delta Airlines. Here’s how I did it, and how the last step of the journey turn…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 8:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newAmerican Will Start Charging for ViaSat Satellite Internet Next Month
    ViaSat internet has been free. They've been working out kinks since the beginning. On the inaugural 737 MAX flight at the end of November ViaSat internet simply didn't work much. When it did work it wasn't fast.ViaSat installations are working be…
    - 2 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 1:04pm -
  • newWoman Kicked Off Flight Because She Had Cramps From Her Period
    Airlines don’t want passengers onboard who will spread disease or cause a diversion. Flight crew aren’t always best-positioned to judge this, but they’re in a position where they have to. And airlines often do things out of an abundance of cau…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:34am -
  • newAmerican May Remove Several Business Class Seats From Boeing 787-8 Aircraft
    Dropping to 20 or 24 business class seats would make awards and upgrades super difficult on the aircraft (awards are nearly impossible now in business class as it is). It would represent a loss of 14% or 28% of the business class seats on the aircr…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:04pm -
  • newGreat Singapore Airlines DEAL: Premium Economy
    Through February 25 premium economy starts at $999 for US-Asia roundtrip and business class starts at $1999 for US-Europe roundtrip.You can travel May 1 through August 31 for business class, May 1 through December 14 for premium economy.Continue re…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 7:34pm -
  • newAir Canada Just Introduced More Restrictive Basic Economy Fares
    Air Canada has introduced ‘basic economy’ fares on domestic flights within Canada.The goal remains to discourage customers from buying the cheapest fares in hopes they pay more to avoid these restrictions — while not taking their business else…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 6:34pm -
  • new5 Over 50: Quick Ways to Boost Your Miles
    There’s no easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. Here are (5) with signup bonuses well worth getting a card for, each one has a bonus bigger than 50,000 points. And that'll boost your account balances qui…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 4:34pm -
  • newUnited Pilot Flies to San Francisco, Hand Delivers Lost Engagement Ring
    Brit Morin lost her wedding/engagement ring on a United flight last week on United flight 1908 from Newark to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The ring was found. And more importantly it wasn't kept and pawned or auctioned off on eBay, it was given to a pilo…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 2:34pm -
  • American and KTLA LA Television Promoting the Devaluation of AAdvantage
    American Airlines and Los Angeles television station KTLA are running a giveaway. It’s a trip to New York ‘like an A-Lister’ and my first thought was they’re encouraging Southwest Rapid Rewards status challenges.The contest reveals the airli…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 12:34pm -
  • Alaska Airlines May Add Lie Flat First Class Seats for Cross Country Flights
    Virgin America offers padded leather recliner chairs in first class with foot rests and 55 inches seat back to seat back. That's incredibly generous for most domestic routes. American is shrinking their first class from a 'generous' 38 inches for th…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2018, 12:04am -
  • The U.S. is the Biggest Air Market in the World – And No One is Catching Up Soon
    The biggest aviation market in the world – by far – is the U.S., based on the number of departing seats. So this isn’t just domestic flights, it’s domestic flights plus outbound international flights as well. Here are the top 10.The EU as a…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 9:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newUber Express POOL: Uber’s Lowest Cost Option Yet
    Over the years Uber has been testing out all kinds of things in hopes of even further increasing market share. A few years back Uber introduced UberPOOL, which is basically Uber's version of carpooling -- they match you with people traveling in the s…
    - 3 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 1:03pm -
  • newAir Canada Introduces Basic Economy Fares
    Delta introduced basic economy fares in 2012, and then last year we saw both American and United introduce these fares. When Delta first introduced basic economy it was only available in select markets with competition from ultra low cost carriers, w…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:03pm -
  • newAmex Offers: Save $60 On A $300+ Kimpton Stay
    There has never been a more rewarding time to stay at a Kimpton property.For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. I…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:36am -
  • newThe Amazon Credit Card Now Offers 5% Back At Whole Foods
    While I use Amazon to buy just about everything, I've never been terribly interested in their co-branded credit card. Specifically, up until now the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card has offered the following rewards structure:-- 5% back at a…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:46pm -
  • newReview: Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
    I was spending just over two days in Yerevan, as my flight arrived at around 1AM, and was scheduled to leave at around 3AM two days later. As a result I decided to book a hotel for three nights, since a 3AM departure would translate to a lot of time…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:17pm -
  • newIf You Could Only Use One Credit Card For Everyday Spend…
    Reader Stephanie asked the following question in the Ask Lucky forum:"We’ve been exclusively using Barclays Mastercard as our every day spend and travel card. Hardly ever use Sapphire Preferred as we like to have one card that we both use as oppos…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 8:03pm -
  • newI’m Finally Getting The Amex Blue Business Plus Card!
    At the beginning of the year I wrote about the four credit cards that I want but don't have, and among those is The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express. Amex introduced this no annual fee card last year, and it offers 2x Membershi…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 6:33pm -
  • newReview: The Gotham Hotel New York
    Living in DC, it's easy for me to take a weekend trip to New York every now and then. Winter is a decent time to do it, because hotels are cheap and there aren't a ton of tourists. (On the flip side, you do have to brave the cold and sometimes the sn…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 5:33pm -
  • newThe One Credit Card (Almost) Everyone Should Have
    I do my best to give general advice on credit cards while still noting that different cards work best for different people. For example, while I have the Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ and think it's a phenomenal card, it's not the ideal card if you don…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 4:03pm -
  • newSix Unique Things To Do In Tokyo
    Tokyo is my favorite vacation place, partly because there is so much to do, and because many of the experiences are unique to Tokyo. Here I'll take you through some of my favorites. Note that these aren't exactly things the average tourist might do o…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 3:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newMarriott Best Rate Guarantee Now Offers 5,000 Points Or 25% Off
    The Marriott Best Rate Guarantee (aka their Look No Further Guarantee) used to only offer 25% off the matching rate. They’ve now introduced an additional option – 5,000 Marriott Rewards Points. To take advantage of their Look No Further Guarantee…
    - 11 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 1:57am -
  • newAnother hit: No more Amazon GCs with Gamestop GCs
    After a rough day in MS news yesterday (See: Alliant paying 0% cash back at Giftcards.com, No more 5x at MPX, and Another one down: No more 5x at Gift Card Mart), the hits just keep on coming: As reported at Miles Per Day, Gamestop has hardcoded thei…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 6:31pm -
  • newUncapped 5% back at Whole Foods w/ Amazon Prime Rewards Visa
    Starting today, Amazon Prime Members can earn 5% back at Whole Foods with their Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa (non-Prime members can earn 3% back with the Chase Amazon Rewards Visa). While this isn’t necessarily the best return on grocery sto…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 5:33pm -
  • newKimpton Amex Offer: Get $60 When Spending $300+
    The offers to stay at the Kimpton hotel brand keep on coming. There’s a new Kimpton Amex Offer available today offering a $60 statement credit when spending $300+. The Deal Get a one-time $60 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $3…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 4:28pm -
  • An unexpected path to the Companion Pass…
    Let me start by saying that I really struggled with an appropriate title for this post. I know that some people will skim ahead and think, “We knew that worked! It’s not unexpected!”. I furthermore understand that most people won’t be in the…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 11:38am -
  • Hyatt extends wife’s elite status by 3 months but I’m not thrilled
    Earlier today my wife received an email from Hyatt stating that they were going to extend her Explorist elite status for 3 months beyond its set expiry.  Plus, if she completes 10 nights between March 1 and May 31, they’ll extend her status again…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 2:09am -
  • Earn Double Miles Through The Avios Portal Feb. 23-25
    If you’re planning any online purchases, you might want to wait until February 23-25 as you’ll be able to earn double miles through the Avios portal. The Deal Earn double miles through the British Airways Avios eStore. Direct link to the Avios eS…
    - 2 days ago Feb 20, 2018, 1:03am -
  • Another one down: No more 5x at Gift Card Mart
    And the hits just keep on coming: We have received two reports here on the blog — from reader Max in our Laboratory and reader Sophie on the post What’s left for 5x Ink? indicating that purchases at Gift Card Mart are no longer earning 5x on C…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 10:23pm -
  • No more 5x at MPX
    In yet another piece of bad news for points and miles enthusiasts, reports online are indicating that purchases through the United Mileage Plus X (MPX) shopping app are no longer earning 5x on the Amex Platinum card. This card offers 5x on airfare…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 9:13pm -
  • Alliant paying 0% cash back at Giftcards.com
    Miles Per Day reports that the Alliant Cashback Visa card is no longer paying 3% cash back for purchases from Giftcards.com — instead paying 0% on Giftcards.com purchases. Reports from Flyertalk indicate that a letter was sent out to those usin…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 7:20pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Can you use this one weird old trick to get more value from World of Hyatt Globalist status?
    Last year in one of my subscribers-only newsletters I suggested the possibility that you could enjoy the benefits of top-tier World of Hyatt Globalist status after the official expiration of your status.In principle, World of Hyatt status expires on…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:59am -
  • All(?) 24 non-lounge Priority Pass locations
    Longtime readers know that once I start thinking about a project I'm not satisfied until I've completely exhausted it. Over the last couple days I've written about non-lounge Priority Pass locations multiple times, and it was bugging me so much I dec…
    - 8 days ago Feb 13, 2018, 10:59am -
  • Follow-up on non-lounge Priority Pass locations
    After I posted a reminder on Saturday to enroll your Hilton Ascend American Express cards in Priority Pass, I did a little more digging into the non-lounge Priority Pass locations I mentioned at the end of that post. Reader Helmholtz pointed me to t…
    - 9 days ago Feb 12, 2018, 10:59am -
  • Enroll your Hilton Honors Ascend American Express in Priority Pass
    If you already carried a Hilton Honors Surpass American Express card, or if you recently signed up for a Hilton Honors Ascend card, one benefit it's easy to overlook are the 10 free Priority Pass visits you get each calendar year.What is Priority Pas…
    - 11 days ago Feb 10, 2018, 10:18pm -
  • Two questions about the US Bank Flexperks Visa PyeongChang Bonus FlexPoints
    Between February 5 and March 10, 2018, US Bank is again running an Olympics promotional signup bonus for the Flexperks Travel Rewards card, offering 25,000 bonus Flexpoints when you spend $2,000 within four months, and additional bonus points based o…
    - 13 days ago Feb 8, 2018, 4:59pm -
  • The logic and illogic of Delta award pricing
    I mentioned earlier in the week that I'm planning a summer trip to the Czech Republic, and discussed some different strategies I'm considering for booking our first few nights in Karlovy Vary (check out the comments to that post for some great reader…
    - 18 days ago Feb 3, 2018, 10:59am -
  • The forgotten joy of booking independent hotels
    I'm currently in the middle of planning a summer trip to the Czech Republic to revisit some of my old haunts and check out the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The plan is to spend a few nights in Karlovy Vary before returning to Prague. Thi…
    - 23 days ago Jan 29, 2018, 10:59am -
  • Guest post: Seated app review
    Today's post is another guest contribution from Robert Dwyer about his experience with a new restaurant reservation and rewards app called Seated. You can follow all Robert's culinary and viticultural adventures on Twitter @RobertDwyer.…
    - 28 days ago Jan 24, 2018, 11:00am -
  • One weird old trick for cancelling the most annoying subscriptions
    Back in November several shopping portals started running promotions offering bonus points if you signed up for an 8-week digital trial subscription to the Wall Street Journal and Barron's. The terms were a bit tricky: you had to keep the subscriptio…
    - 30 days ago Jan 22, 2018, 10:59am -
  • Hyatt Globalist or Hilton Diamond for reimbursed business travel?
    If you are primarily focused on hacking leisure travel, "choosing" between Hilton and Hyatt doesn't make much sense: earn Hilton Honors points with manufactured spend at grocery stores with an American Express Surpass/Ascend card, and earn bonus tran…
    - 35 days ago Jan 17, 2018, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back!
    There is a targeted offer available through creditcards.com’s CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 on your new Platinum within three months of opening it. The current public offer is 60,000 Membership Rewards for spendi…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 2:39pm -
  • 15 Miles per Dollar Through February 19 At United Portal
    United MileagePlus Shopping is offering big shopping portal bonuses at specific retailers through February 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET. The marketing material says you can earn up to 10x miles per dollar spent, but a couple of the retailers are offering…
    - 4 days ago Feb 17, 2018, 4:11am -
  • Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread: It’s That Time of Year!
    Now is the time of year to earn a Southwest Companion Pass as you want to be able to fully maximize as much of two calendar years as possible, which is the maximum amount of time you could have a companion pass before having to earn it again. If you…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2018, 9:22pm -
  • Singapore Awards Flying United Now Bookable Online: How-To & Tips
    Get excited, because you can now book Singapore Krisflyer awards flying Star Alliance partner United online! Why should you be excited? Because being able to book anything online versus having to call and speak to a representative, which was previous…
    - 8 days ago Feb 13, 2018, 11:10pm -
  • 55k Public Offer On United MileagePlus Explorer Card is Back for a Limited Time
    The United MileagePlus Explorer card is now offering 50,000 United miles for spending $3,000 on the card within three months of opening it. This bonus is a limited time offer ending March 15, 2018. This is significant because the United MileagePlus E…
    - 11 days ago Feb 10, 2018, 10:59pm -
  • Q & A Email to a Friend: Amex Cards, Eligibility, & Application Advice
    Last month my good friend and CPA wrote to me with various  questions regarding the hobby. He touches on a few pertinent topics that I think are worth sharing with you guys. My response is in normal font and his original questions are in italics. An…
    - 14 days ago Feb 7, 2018, 10:56pm -
  • Brazil Announces New E-Visas for US Tourists as of 2018 (Site Now Live!)
    Update 2/5/18: I originally wrote this post in October of last year but wanted to let you guys know that the site in which US, Australian, Japanese, and Canadian Nationals can process Brazilian tourist visas online is live! This is big in terms of u…
    - 16 days ago Feb 5, 2018, 7:57pm -
  • 11 Cool Things You Can Do With the 60k Bonus from the AAdvantage Card (That’s Ending Soon)
    For a limited time, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select World Elite™ MasterCard® is offering 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. While we don’t know when exactly, according to the Points…
    - 18 days ago Feb 3, 2018, 11:29pm -
  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards: February 2018
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above, where Sarah Page traveled last July) To take your fa…
    - 19 days ago Feb 2, 2018, 7:13pm -
  • Easy 1k Singapore Miles for Opening a New Account
    If you don’t already have a Singapore Krisflyer account, sign up by March 31, 2018 and enter promo code JOINKFSQ on your application for a 1,000 mile bonus. Scratching your head? Wondering why you would need an account with a loyalty program base…
    - 21 days ago Jan 31, 2018, 9:18pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newDid United Overpromise and Underdeliver on Polaris?
    At the end of 2016, United Airlines launched their new premium product, Polaris, with great fanfare. Future projects included multiple Polaris-class lounges, alongside improved in-air amenities. Over 14 months later, much of that never came to fruiti…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newSocial Media Melts After Toddler’s Tantrum Is Met with Kindness from Fellow Passengers
    According to a now-viral social media post, when passengers at the gate noticed a mom struggling to control her child, rather than filming the tantrum, they opted instead to lend a helping hand. Air travel isn’t always easy. Even grownups can get a…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newPassenger Dries Underwear Under Air Vent Above Her Seat
    What's the worst thing you've ever seen on a flight? One woman made the top of many of her fellow passengers' lists when she dried her underwear in the air vent above her seat.
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newFlatulent Man Allegedly Grounds Flight Due to Dispute with Passengers
    Video footage appears to show police responding to a dispute aboard a flight operated by budget carrier Transavia Airlines after a passenger allegedly refused to stop passing gas despite the protests of two Dutch passengers. Overall, five passengers…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newFemale Passenger Deplaned over Menstrual Cramps
    Beth Evans was deplaned from a recent Emirates flight after crew overheard her talking about her period pains to her boyfriend, Joshua Moran. Emirates has defended its decision to remove the pair from the Dubai-bound flight, saying that it would not…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:17am -
  • newI’ll Crash the Plane: GoAir Pilot Allegedly Threatens Passengers
    Three people decided not to board a flight out of India after pilots were late and allegedly made threatening comments. The alleged comments were made to a passenger who recorded the pilots walking in late; the passenger said the video would be put o…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:30pm -
  • new65 Killed in Iran Plane Crash
    According to Iranian media, all 65 passengers aboard an Aseman Airlines flight were killed after the aircraft crashed on Sunday. Search-and-rescue teams arrived on the scene early Monday, and CNN confirmed that one prospective passenger did not make…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 9:58pm -
  • newAA Employee Defends Basic Economy Fares on Podcast
    On the latest episode of the podcast Tell Me Why, American Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Kerry Philipovitch, stood up for the idea of Basic Economy fares, claiming that the airline would “see our most price-sensitive tra…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 8:28pm -
  • Delta Employees Will Receive More Than $1 Billion in Profit Sharing This Year
    This will be the fourth year in a row the legacy carrier has shared record profits with its more than 80,000 employees. Delta Air Lines workers learned again this year that they would be getting an extra-special present this Valentine's Day. The airl…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:00am -
  • United Honors 20-Year-Old Flight Voucher
    United has decided to honor a refund voucher for a flight that a man recently found in his North Carolina home—except the voucher was issued 20 years ago after a canceled flight from Nashville to Sacramento. John Walker only found it by accident wh…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • new$500 Bonus: Capital One Spark Cash Approval Tips
    With the Capital One Spark Cash for Business card, you can earn a $500 sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.   Plus, cardholders earn unlimited 2% cash back on every purchase and pay no foreign transaction fees. If you’…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newFare Sale: Fly to Hawaii From These 12 US Cities Starting at ~$330 Round-Trip!
    Planning a trip to Hawaii?  Jump on this deal and save your miles & points for a different trip! Via The Flight Deal, There are lots of cheap fares from mainland US to Hawaii, starting at just ~$330 round-trip! I found flights from Oklahoma City to…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:25pm -
  • new10 Passive Income Ideas to Make You Money While You Sleep
    Meghan:   Last week I wrote about why I love passive income.  And this week, I’m offering up ideas on how to make your passive income dreams a reality! Creating a passive income stream is easier said than done.  So here are suggestions to get y…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 7:00pm -
  • newHumongous Sign-Up Bonus! 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points (Targeted)
    Via View From the Wing, there’s a fantastic targeted deal for The Platinum Card® from American Express.  You can see if you qualify for the offer through the CardMatch tool. If you’re eligible, you’ll earn 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards po…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 6:15pm -
  • newNow Earn 5% Back at Whole Foods With This Card!
    Via CNBC, The Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa will now earn up to 5% cash back at Whole Foods! Chase Amazon Prime cardholders will receive a base rate of 3% back at Whole Foods.  And if you also have an Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll get 5% ba…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 4:25pm -
  • newA Quiet (and Positive!) Change to Marriott’s Best Rate Guarantee
    Via One Mile at a Time, Marriott is giving folks another way to be rewarded through its Best Rate Guarantee! You can now earn 5,000 Marriott points if you find a lower rate for the same Marriott hotel, room type, and dates within 24 hours of making…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 3:05pm -
  • newFlying to Asia? Save a TON of Miles and Enjoy a Luxury Experience With ANA
    Visiting Japan is a bucket-list item for many folks in our hobby – whether it’s staying in dynamic and bustling Tokyo, seeing the cherry blossoms in springtime, or taking in the tremendous historical and cultural sites. Award tickets to Japan can…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • Fuel Up for Less With the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited Cards!
    Love saving money on gas?  Good news! Folks with a Chase Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card can get free Gold Status in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program through 2018.  And save an extra 5 cents per gallon at the pump!  I’ll explain more about Shel…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 9:00am -
  • These Hotels Will Help Keep Your Fitness Plans On Track!
    Do you find it hard stay fit and exercise while traveling?  If so, you’re not alone!  Many folks find it challenging to work out consistently while on the road. Fortunately, several hotel brands offer fitness amenities like gyms, pools, yoga roo…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • Pitons, Hot Springs, and 5-Star Resorts: A Trip to Soufriere, Saint Lucia
    I’m inspired to travel when I hear folks share stories of their adventures.  So here’s the next installment of our weekly series where Million Mile Secrets team members shares their travel successes (and failures) with you! Joseph:   Last Octo…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 5:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • I Still F*ing Hate Koh Phi Phi
    Koh Phi Phi is one of the most popular islands in Thailand. But I hate it. It's overdeveloped, expensive, and bursting with an overabundance of tourists. What was once a paradise has now become a shallow tourist trap. It's for that reason that I don'…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 4:03pm -
  • A Lifetime of Hope and Regret
    While reading entries for my round-the-world trip contest, one theme came up time and time again: regret. There always seem to be two selves -- the one we are and the one we imagine ourselves to be. But regret also gives us the power to make big chan…
    - 9 days ago Feb 12, 2018, 3:16pm -
  • 24 Things Every Solo Female Traveler Learns on the Road
    Kristin Addis, our solo female travel expert, reminisces on the lessons she's learned over the years as a solo female traveler -- whether it's the freedom of not having to answer to anyone else, or simply slowing down to enjoy the ride. Some lessons…
    - 13 days ago Feb 8, 2018, 3:28pm -
  • How Staci Didn’t Let a Rare Medical Condition Prevent Her From Seeing The World
    Staci was born with the rare medical condition known as Nager Syndrome. One consequence of Nager Syndrome is deafness, yet Staci has refused to let her condition interfere with her dreams of seeing the world. In this inspiring reader interview, Staci…
    - 15 days ago Feb 6, 2018, 2:38pm -
  • Announcing TravelCon: The World’s Premier Travel Event
    For a long time now, I’ve had a strong desire to organize a conference in conjunction with Superstar Blogging. Today, I'm excited to announce TravelCon, taking place in Austin, Texas, focused on writing, branding, business practices, marketing, vid…
    - 20 days ago Feb 1, 2018, 5:00pm -
  • Memories
    Spurred by the writing of my next book about my years on the road, I find myself wandering the halls of memory reminiscing about my last decade of travel. I dig through old photos and journal entries. I search Facebook for people I met years ago. Sto…
    - 27 days ago Jan 25, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • 37 Places to Eat in Tokyo
    I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some…
    - 32 days ago Jan 20, 2018, 4:23pm -
  • How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World
    Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly ve…
    - 34 days ago Jan 18, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • My Mom Says This Blog is Boring
    Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that mu…
    - 36 days ago Jan 16, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • And the winner is….
    I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! T…
    - 62 days ago Dec 21, 2017, 4:04pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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 -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newMidweek Triple
    If you haven’t signed up for Clear yet, you can get a 3-month trial membership for free. Take a quick survey for 500 free Voila points and a chance to win 250,000. Save 20% on Uber rides to/from locations throughout the country for the rest of blac…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 9:07am -
  • Auctions
    Thanks to Chicago reader Craig who spotted a few Hilton auctions ending in the morning at a reasonable (for now) price. Probably a good time for my periodic reminder to check Hilton, Starwood, Delta, and/or Wyndham auctions every week or so. Especial…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 9:21am -
  • Recent Customer Service Favorites
    As much fun as it is to shine a light on douchebaggery…sometimes good people come along and deserve attention too. I’ve been lucky enough to have a few exceptional customer service experiences lately that I wanted to share… At the Grand Hyatt K…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 8:49am -
  • Hotel Promos
    Everyone and their mother should take the 3 seconds to register for this Hyatt promo worth bonus points. A much smaller number of people will probably take advantage of these 2 Marriott promos – 2,000 bonus points at some properties and 10,000 bonu…
    - 5 days ago Feb 16, 2018, 9:21am -
  • RoomiPay Feedback
    A bunch of you have reached out about RoomiPay over the last few weeks. Seems simple enough…a new way to pay rent with credit cards. I’m not a fan of Plastiq, so this got my attention. The fee sounded pretty reasonable (2% for most people and zer…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2018, 8:43am -
  • Alaska Award Sale
    Happy Valentine’s Day, nerds…I love you guys! (Unless, of course, you’re associated with bowtie, Boreding Area, The Points Guy, or any shrewd salesman-disguised-as-a-blogger website. In which case, I find you gross and wish you would go away) B…
    - 7 days ago Feb 14, 2018, 8:22am -
  • Delta Award Sale
    If booking with Delta by tomorrow, you can save miles on trips to Seattle or Portland. You’ll need to plug in some cities and dates to see what comes up. Unfortunately, I didn’t find much luck with the options I tried. Guess I was… …barking u…
    - 8 days ago Feb 13, 2018, 8:01am -
  • Hawaii Fare Deals
    If you’ve been thinking about a paid flight to Hawaii this year, it’s probably time to turn thinking into clicking. Good deals are being found from multiple cities to multiple islands on multiple airlines. Personally, I like using my Avios points…
    - 9 days ago Feb 12, 2018, 8:19am -
  • Flower Deals
    Thanks to reader Rob for sharing 2 more Valentine’s Day deals from 1-800-Flowers… Get 1,750 Southwest points (or JetBlue miles) for spending $34.99 or more. These links are probably the best of the bunch (bad pun intended), but you can see the ot…
    - 12 days ago Feb 9, 2018, 9:41am -
  • Hotel Promos
    Big thanks to reader Greg for sending these in: Check your IHG Accelerate offers again. Some readers like Greg are seeing new stuff (such as 10,000 bonus points for a paid Kimpton night) that’s stackable with the old. Here’s one from Hilton for a…
    - 13 days ago Feb 8, 2018, 8:19am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newWhat to Expect on Your Next International Flight with American Airlines in 2018
    American Airlines has chartered through several impressive years of growth following its exit from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and merger with US Airways in 2013. This summer, the world’s largest airline will offer one of the most expansive route network…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newSingapore Airlines on Sale! Premium Economy to Asia for $999 and Business Class to Europe for $1,999!
    Singapore Airlines is having a premium cabin sale and it’s pretty damn good. From now until February 25, 2018, you can score a super low fare in premium economy to Asia starting at $999 and business class to Europe starting at $1999! These are roun…
    - 21 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • newReview: Lufthansa FlyNet Internet on European Flights
    Flying on short flights within Europe is often a pretty mediocre experience, even in business class. This year, I’ve had intra-Europe flights on both British Airways and Lufthansa on narrow body Airbus planes. On both airlines, seats are leather-co…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: Ship and Activities
    This post kicks off my review of our cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas.  Because of the large volume of information needed to review a week-long cruise, I decided to break this up into several pieces.  In this first installment,…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • The Airline Routes Roundup: February 1-15, 2018
    The first half of February continues to build on the momentum that started in January 2018 with new airline route announcements. Towards the latter half of January, there were some pretty major route developments, such as United’s commencement of n…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Earn 1,000 Bonus Points per Night with Hyatt’s Winter Promotion
    Hyatt’s first 2018 promotion is called “More Bonus Points, Night after Night” and will run today through May 15. World of Hyatt members will be able to earn up to 25,000 points during this period. That’s enough for a free night award at any C…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • First Look at the New Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhaumi Airport
    Qatar Airways recently opened their brand new lounge for premium cabin passengers at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and it looks beautiful! With five flights a day to Doha, Qatar Airways was using Thai Airways’ Royal Silk Lounges for their pre…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Reverses 72-Hour Advance Booking Restriction
    Alaska Airlines is reversing their brash decision to limit award travel on flights within 72 hours of departures on Cathay Pacific, Japan Airways, and Hainan on most routes, just a little over a day of being enacted. The unreasonable and unannounced…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2018, 1:15am -
  • Priority Pass Members Can Dine at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at JFK Airport
    Priority Pass has continued to enhance the value for U.S.-based travelers (and people traveling to the U.S.) by adding privileges such as providing credits to use at airport restaurants. Bobby Van’s is a popular steakhouse in Manhattan, with additi…
    - 7 days ago Feb 14, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Bans Cathay Pacific Awards Close to Departure
    I would normally preface this as a rumor, but a customer service rep on Twitter last night seemed to confirm what others have already said: Alaska Airlines is banning award redemptions on Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines within 72 hours of departure…
    - 7 days ago Feb 14, 2018, 12:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newLounge review : Sapporo New Chitose airport(CTS) ANA Lounge(domestic)
    I visited the ANA lounge(domestic) in Sapporo New Chito...投稿 Lounge review : Sapporo New Chitose airport(CTS) ANA Lounge(domestic) は Voyage Avancé に最初に表示されました。
    - 36 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:30pm -
  • newAir Canada Introduces Basic Economy Fares
    Delta introduced basic economy fares in 2012, and then last year we saw both American and United introduce these fares. When Delta first introduced basic economy it was only available in select markets with competition from ultra low cost carriers, w…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:03pm -
  • newWhat to Expect on Your Next International Flight with American Airlines in 2018
    American Airlines has chartered through several impressive years of growth following its exit from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and merger with US Airways in 2013. This summer, the world’s largest airline will offer one of the most expansive route network…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newTop 4 Ways to Manufacture Marriott Platinum status
    Last week, my Marriott Rewards Gold Elite membership kit arrived in the mail.  You’d think I’d be happy to see it, but not at all.  For the past six years or so I’ve had Marriott Platinum status.  I originally got the status through a challe…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:39am -
  • newBusiness Travel At Its Best: The Anatomy Of A Flight Delay
    I've dealt with plenty of flight delays. I figured it might be worth writing a few hundred words about a recent flight delay on a business trip. It turned into 1000. Hope you enjoy the read!The post Business Travel At Its Best: The Anatomy Of A Fl…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newSEHR GUT: Oneworld Business Deutschland – USA (Return): 1250 Euro
    Mit Flug und Hotel Angeboten lassen sich gerade sehr schön Oneworld Business Flüge von Deutschland in die USA buchen ...
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newEurostar runs a preview service to Amsterdam, tickets on sale THURSDAY
    In advance of the launch of the direct Eurostar service between London St Pancras and Amsterdam Centraal, the company ran a preview service between the two cities on Tuesday 20th February. Eurostar E320 service to Amsterdam, passing through fields of…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 9:57am -
  • newIHG Punkte-Sale mit PointBreaks kombinieren!
    Wie ich vor ein paar Wochen geschrieben habe, sind im Rahmen der IHG PointBreaks noch bis zum 30.04.2018 ausgewählte IHG-Hotels (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental etc.) für 5.000, 10.000 und 15.000 Punkte pro Nacht buchbar. Noch besser wi…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 8:00am -
  • newIHG expansion plans new upscale and luxury brands
    InterContinental Hotels Group plans to grow with a new brand, as yet to be named, focused on the conversion of upscale hotels into IHG’s family of hotel brands. The chain is also shopping for a luxury brand in similar fashion to the way they acquir…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 5:02am -
  • newAir Canada Joins the Basic Economy Bandwagon
    Air Canada has introduced basic economy fares earlier today, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, which — for the most part — emulate those of its brethren which are based in the United States; and the Economy Basic airfares apply to domestic flights with…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 4:15am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newHow Technology Has Changed Hotels
    Every year during February’s “ski week” school vacation, I have an industry conference that I attend (not the travel industry, fortunately). The hotel that hosts the conference can be charitably described as “classic.” Rooms are tiny, there…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 2:25pm -
  • When Does Paying An Annual Credit Card Fee Make Sense?
    Earlier today, I got a question about the JetBlue credit card. The card is one of my favorites and has some unique benefits. Of course, if you never fly JetBlue, you’re probably not going to be interested. The question I got was about whether the w…
    - 3 days ago Feb 18, 2018, 11:28pm -
  • A New Hyatt Promotion
    Apparently, I was the only person in the mileage world yesterday who didn’t write about the new Hyatt promotion so, I dunno, my bad, I guess. World Of Hyatt First Quarterish Promotion Hey, there’s a new Hyatt promotion! It’s actually straightfo…
    - 5 days ago Feb 16, 2018, 1:41pm -
  • Norwegian Air Lost A Lot Of Money This Quarter. Why You Should Care.
    I don’t spend a lot of time talking about either international airlines or airlines’ financials. They are two interesting subjects, but probably for another blog at another time. So why is today different from all other days? Norwegian Air Shuttl…
    - 6 days ago Feb 15, 2018, 3:09pm -
  • 10,000 Bonus IHG Points With A Kimpton Stay
    So maybe acquisitions aren’t all that bad. Many moons ago, I lamented the InterContinental (IHG) acquisition of boutique chain (if there is such a thing) Kimpton. I had described Kimpton as the best hotel company that you had never heard of, and th…
    - 7 days ago Feb 14, 2018, 7:08pm -
  • Hotels: Three Things That Need To Change
    Last week, I did a piece about three things that need to change with airlines. Hotels, of course, aren’t completely innocent, either. The scenes are generally more relaxed, since hotels don’t operate on the same touch-and-go schedules that airlin…
    - 8 days ago Feb 13, 2018, 2:30pm -
  • Zorkfest: A Las Vegas Extravaganza
    My friend Mike writes the blog Travelzork, a site that does for Las Vegas and gambling what I attempt to do for miles (although he generally does it much better). If you have any interest in gaming, his is a site worth visiting, since he knows all th…
    - 9 days ago Feb 12, 2018, 2:37pm -
  • A He Said/She Flushed Story
    Every once in a while, you get an airline story that is simply too strange to be true. And when you do, you can almost be certain that Spirit Airways was involved. Spirit Airlines And The Emotional Support Hamster There have been several recent repor…
    - 12 days ago Feb 9, 2018, 2:14pm -
  • Are Airlines About To Win Another Regulations Battle?
    Scott McCartney writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal called “The Middle Seat,” which reviews current events in the world of airlines. The column alone is often worth the cost of the subscription, and yesterday’s piece was particul…
    - 13 days ago Feb 8, 2018, 3:32pm -
  • Three Airline Policies That Need To Change
    Airlines are complex beasts and, because of that, have regulations books roughly the size of a small elephant. As passengers, we accept those complications and learn to live with them. But what about policies, rules and regulations that make no sense…
    - 14 days ago Feb 7, 2018, 3:09pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newQatar airways
    i am flying to Australia next week from London! Looking forward to it, I am hoping to upgrade at the airport to business class. Do these flights normally get fully booked in business class does anyone know? flying with Qatar airways
    - 39 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:27pm -
  • newWhich train should I take?
    Ok, I’m confused with all the information online. I think asking here probably best. We need train tickets for the following journeys... NGO airport to Kyoto station Kyoto to Nara (day trip) Kyoto to Osaka(day trip) Kyoto to Tokyo Tokyo to.…
    - 42 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:24pm -
  • newMy Perseverance pays off – thank you BA!
    As part of an upcoming trip to South Africa and Namibia, using BA and Comair I was also ticketed by BA on Air Namibia SW707 WDH (Windhoek) to CPT (Cape Town). Since making the booking BA advised me that the SW707 had been cancelled and I was now...
    - 60 mins ago Feb 21, 2018, 12:06pm -
  • newStatus Miles on MEA codeshare
    Hello, Just a quick question to the forum to make sure I am not going to try to fight a battle I can't win. I recently made a journey BEY-IST-SIN/SIN-IST-VIE with Turkish Airlines. For the BEY-IST leg, I opted for flight TK1867, as this...
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:47am -
  • new"Premium"
    It seems the buzzword that we will now hear ad nauseum from Lufthansa is "premium." Is this just in preparation for starting to charge "premium" prices? Marketing is so tedious...
    - 1 hour ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:36am -
  • newUpgrade BA Holiday
    There is good deals on BA Holidays at the minute to Shanghai and Beijing If I book it as a Business Class Flight & Hotel package can I upgrade the outbound flight only to F? And if so how many Avios do I need per person? Thanks so much. ...
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:26am -
  • newAds blocking text
    firstly my apologies if this is the wrong place to post this problem Recently whenever I go into a post the right hand side of the text is blocked by large google ads and I have great difficulty in reading the post. Blocking ads does not work...
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:01am -
  • newWoman dries her underwear at 30,000 feet!
    A woman has been caught on camera using the air vents to dry her underwear, Youtube video: https://youtu.be/7CJNVOpzpuU Online news story: Woman caught drying underwear on plane in footage l video...
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:33am -
  • newAir France marketed - MQDs only negative?
    Just double checking - the only DL "negative" to booking an AF-marketed flight is the 30% MQD earnings, correct?
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:31am -
  • newA380 to Beirut
    It has been announced that EK will do a one-off A380 flight to Beirut on March 29th. Really looking forward to that and I am really interested in finding out how the experience will be like at BEY airport...
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:24am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWhat Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of February 21, 2018
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - February 21, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - February 21, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 10:05am -
  • newChase $300 Checking + $200 Savings Bonus - Online Application
    Usually this bonus requires going into a Chase branch. This link allows you to open online. Read our full post here. Offer Details Maximum bonus amount: $500 ($300 checking & $200 savings) Availability: Nationwide Direct deposit required: Yes, no…
    - 11 hours ago Feb 21, 2018, 1:57am -
  • newAmazon Prime Rewards Visa Card now giving 5% back at Whole Foods with Prime Membership
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/19/prime-members-with-the-rewards-visa-now-get-5-back-at-whole-foods/ And 3% if you're not a Prime member. Looks like I'll have to start carrying this thing around again. submitted by /u/GMODAMAN [link] [commen…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 5:55pm -
  • Code Sharing Thread - Week of February 20, 2018
    Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Code Sharing specific thread. The intention, as stated, is to facilitate the sharing of codes in a centralized thread. WARNING: The Mods will NOT arbitrate or moderate any issues resulti…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - February 20, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - February 20, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 10:06am -
  • GiftCardMart not currently coding as 5x
    (On Ink Cash/Plus) Just a warning in case anybody's been buying from them. submitted by /u/mynameisdave [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Feb 20, 2018, 1:14am -
  • Daily Question Thread - February 19, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 11:06am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newNYC’s Newest Airport Isn’t Really in NYC
    Last week, I wrote about a second Orlando airport that’s often a source of confusion for travelers. Today’s tip concerns a similar situation that may...The post NYC’s Newest Airport Isn’t Really in NYC appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 15 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 9:53pm -
  • newCredit Cards to Pay Your Cell Phone Bill With Each Month
    We do receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. Whether to streamline your expenses, simplify finances, or...The post Credit Cards to Pay Your Cell Phone Bill With Each Month appe…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 20, 2018, 2:37pm -
  • The Best Credit Card to Use for Hilton Hotel Purchases
    We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. A lot of the best credit cards rewards can be...The post The Best Credit Card to Use for Hilton Hotel Purchases appeared first on Joh…
    - 2 days ago Feb 19, 2018, 6:30pm -
  • Don’t Let Your Bag Get Taken
    Make sure your checked bag stands out! You could use a colorful bag like the one above, or tie a tie to it, attach a loofa to...The post Don’t Let Your Bag Get Taken appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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