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The Points Guy

  • newInsider Series: A Day in the Life of a Pilot — Preparing for Takeoff
    TPG Contributor “Marty McFly” is a pilot for a major US-based airline. In his next few Insider posts, he’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look into what the average day is like for an airline pilot. Imagine you’re waiting at the gate 45 min…
    - 14 hours ago May 27, 2016, 7:59pm -
  • newGet a Complimentary Stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas with FoundersCard
    FoundersCard comes with some incredible benefits, including several that are specific to Las Vegas. With the card, you’ll get perks like complimentary elite status, waived resort fees, priority lines, lounge access and more. One of the most valua…
    - 15 hours ago May 27, 2016, 6:29pm -
  • newHotel Review: Vdara Las Vegas Studio Fountain View Suite (M Life)
    On a recent trip to Sin City for Vegas Uncork’d, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig had an opportunity to stay at (and review) a Studio Fountain View Suite at Vdara, an MLife/Hyatt partner hotel. There’s no shortage of high-end hotels in Las Vegas,…
    - 16 hours ago May 27, 2016, 5:14pm -
  • newBid For a Piece of Aviation History in This Incredible eBay Auction
    If you want to own a (very large) piece of aviation history, check out this unique sale on eBay. Concord Aerospace, which has recently posted listings for used planes on eBay, has listed an auction for a vintage Boeing 747 that was operated by V…
    - 17 hours ago May 27, 2016, 4:14pm -
  • newGet 50% Off Uber Rides in New York City This Weekend
    If you’re in New York City this weekend, you’ll now have one more reason to consider using Uber to get around. The ridesharing service’s latest promotion gives riders a 50% discount in New York City with the code MDWNYC50. To be eligible,…
    - 19 hours ago May 27, 2016, 2:55pm -
  • newAmerican’s Increasing Admirals Club Fees on July 25
    As we learned in February, American Airlines is spending many millions of dollars to renovate its lounges around the world. Following United’s example, that would mean Admirals Club fees are about to climb — and they are. Interestingly, however,…
    - 20 hours ago May 27, 2016, 1:57pm -
  • newHow to Donate Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards to Points for Peace
    I just returned from an amazing PeaceJam trip this weekend in Guatemala — the charity hosted a conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. And to say I had an unbelievable time is an understatement. Rigoberta is such an insp…
    - 20 hours ago May 27, 2016, 1:29pm -
  • newComparing Premium Transcontinental Service Across Carriers
    All the major US-based airlines offer premium-cabin products for flights across the country, but not all of them are created equal. To help you find the best seat on your next coast-to-coast itinerary, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Stee…
    - 21 hours ago May 27, 2016, 12:14pm -
  • new10 Reasons You Can Be Denied for a Credit Card and What You Can Do About It
    No one likes rejection — least of all when it keeps you from earning a valuable sign-up bonus from a travel rewards card. While there are several circumstances in which you may be denied for a credit card application, there are often ways to appeal…
    - 23 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:59am -
  • FlyHomes Will Give You Frequent Flyer Miles When You Buy a House
    FlyHomes brings a fairly unique approach to real estate transactions — the company will give you frequent flyer miles when you purchase a home, at no extra cost. Recently launched in the greater Seattle area, FlyHomes provides home buyers with up…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 9:29pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newNow Live: 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus On Alaska Visa Card
    As I first wrote about in February, Alaska Airlines has been planning on increasing the sign-up bonus on their co-branded Bank of America credit card, from 25,000 miles to 30,000 miles. This was found in their 10-K SEC filing at the time, as they exp…
    - 8 hours ago May 28, 2016, 1:30am -
  • newAmerican Admirals Club Membership Fee Increasing
    As someone who is primarily an American flyer, I value Admirals Club access. Not because the lounges are amazing, or anything, but rather because I value having a (relatively) quiet place from which to work with free wifi. However, I've never directl…
    - 13 hours ago May 27, 2016, 8:33pm -
  • newNorway Adds Nasty New Airport Tax
    The UK is notorious for their Air Passenger Duty, which is the highest passenger tax levied anywhere in the world. If you're on a premium cabin ticket originating out of the UK, you'll pay $200+ for that tax alone. It's worth keeping in mind that thi…
    - 16 hours ago May 27, 2016, 6:03pm -
  • newWatch Etihad’s Virtual Reality Film Starring Nicole Kidman
    A few weeks ago I shared the trailer for Etihad's virtual reality film starring Nicole Kidman, which is the first time a Hollywood actor is featured in a such a film:The trailer was intriguing, not just because it featured lots of pictures of Etihad…
    - 16 hours ago May 27, 2016, 5:21pm -
  • newReview: Four Points By Sheraton Vancouver Airport
    I booked the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport both because it was the cheapest Starwood hotel near Vancouver Airport, and also because it would finally allow me to try a Four Points. While I'm an SPG loyalist, I've actually never stayed at a…
    - 16 hours ago May 27, 2016, 5:07pm -
  • newIntroduction: Star Alliance To South Africa
    Welcome to the trip report for the journey I just finished up, where I traveled on Air Canada and South African Airways, and stayed at three Starwood properties between Vancouver and Cape Town. On top of that, I got to visit a fantastic city for my f…
    - 20 hours ago May 27, 2016, 1:12pm -
  • Want To Set Money On Fire? Baltia Is Still Looking For Investors!
    In 2014 I first wrote about Baltia Air Lines, which is America’s oldest startup airline. They’ve been in “business” for 27 years, except they’ve never actually flown a commercial flight, despite having owned a 747-200 for over 20 years (whi…
    - 1 day ago May 26, 2016, 11:33pm -
  • Earn 50 American Miles Per Dollar Spent On Magazines
    I've written in the past about shopping portals, which are a great opportunity to earn bonus points for purchases you'd make anyway.Well, sometimes the bonuses through shopping portals are so good that it can make sense to buy something you don't ne…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 8:53pm -
  • 11 Features That Make Business Class Great — Or Not
    I feel like I should change my mailing address to “business class on your nearest flight,” based on the amount of time I’ve spent in business class lately. This is by design, as I’ve been doing what I can to review new business class products…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 8:09pm -
  • 9 Thoughts On South African Airways Business Class
    In the past week I've taken four flights in South African Airways business class, from Frankfurt to Johannesburg to Cape Town to Johannesburg to London.Having just gotten off the last sector, the flights are still fresh in my mind. While I'll have a…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 6:33pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newBet You Didn’t Know: American Airlines Still Offers Free 24 Hour Holds
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   When American Airlines announced the end of their free 24-hour hold policy last month, it was a disappointment to those of us who regularly book and fly on American tickets. The 24-hour hold was an extre…
    - 23 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Breaking 5/24
    On May 24th (coincidentally, 5/24), Doctor of Credit announced that Chase’s dreaded 5/24 rule was now in place as of May 22nd or 23rd for most cards.  Specifically, he said that the rule now applies to the following cards: Freedom and Freedom Unli…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Time to get a new Discover It card?
    Discover’s Double Cash Back for a year promotion is pretty awesome, especially with the Discover It card.  For review, the Discover It card offers 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter (up to $1500 spend per quarter), and they have a…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Promiscuous transfer partners
    My favorite points programs, by far, are transferable points programs. These are programs where points can be transferred 1 to 1 (or better) to airline and hotel programs. This makes it possible to cherry-pick the best opportunities. If you earn poin…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 10:25am -
  • 195,500 Marriott points. Strike now?
    Last week, Marriott introduced a new 100,000 point offer for their Marriott Rewards Business card.  When combined with the current offer for the personal Marriott card, it’s possible to rack up a huge number of points quickly. Offer Details Both o…
    - 5 days ago May 23, 2016, 10:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 05/22/2016
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 6 days ago May 22, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Extreme Stacking ScoreBig, Another Hotel Status Match, Benefit Multiplier Effect & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler The Big ScoreBig Experiment:  Extreme Stacking with ScoreBig – Sta…
    - 7 days ago May 21, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • Best Amex Referral Offers, Korean Air & British Airways Cheat Sheets, Wells Fargo Warning Letter & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web Singapore’s New Business Class Upgrade Prices Are Really Interesting – A look at the c…
    - 7 days ago May 21, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • How to buy stuff that doesn’t suck with Shop Your Way Rewards
    If you read this blog often, then you probably know that it’s possible to earn triple rewards (or more) when buying stuff from Sears and Kmart.  Full details can be found in our Sears and Kmart Extreme Stacking post, but the general idea is this:…
    - 8 days ago May 20, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Choice Privileges Status Match now official
    As reported by Loyalty Lobby, Choice Privileges will now officially match status from other hotel chains.  They have long accepted status match requests via email, but they now advertise that fact on their website: Choice Privileges Status Match: Ho…
    - 9 days ago May 19, 2016, 5:40pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Excited about Ultimate Rewards transfers to Flying Blue? Let's talk about it
    In case you've been staying in a buddhist travel hacker monastery for the last week, the big news to come out of the loyalty world this week was the unannounced addition of Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, as a transfer partner…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Techniques I don't write about (but you should know about!)
    The range of topics I write about here is pretty freewheeling. I have an open mind about any and all approaches to travel hacking and manufactured spend, and am willing to at least dabble in anything that sounds lucrative enough.On the other hand, my…
    - 8 days ago May 20, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Anniversary post: what I've learned in two years of blogging full time
    How time flies. It's been an entire year since I wrote my first anniversary post, about your economy, which means I must be due for another post commemorating my second year of working for myself — and working for you!If my first anniversary post w…
    - 12 days ago May 16, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Membership Rewards points aren't worthless, but they are worth less
    If you follow the miles and points bloggers who churn out a constant flood of material on signup bonuses, you already know that earlier this week there was an untargeted offer available for the American Express Platinum card which earned 100,000 Memb…
    - 15 days ago May 13, 2016, 9:59am -
  • The chief business of the American people is business
    Cool Calvin Coolidge, in a 1925 address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, told the assembly:"After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and pr…
    - 18 days ago May 10, 2016, 9:59am -
  • I listened to every episode of "Masters in Business." Here's what I learned.
    In March, I asked on Twitter for suggestions for podcasts about business and finance since I found the Planet Money podcast from NPR and the Slate Money podcast to be infuriatingly juvenile.One of my followers suggested the Bloomberg Radio podcast "M…
    - 24 days ago May 4, 2016, 9:59am -
  • What do I think about the 100,000 Hilton HHonors Surpass offer?
    Yesterday blog subscriber JH wrote to ask me, "what's your opinion on the current 100k Hilton card offer?" JH is referring to the current offer of 100,000 Hilton HHonors points after spending $3,000 within three months on the Hilton HHonors Surpass A…
    - 25 days ago May 3, 2016, 9:59am -
  • "Where Are the Customers' Yachts?" is a pretty good book
    This is a review of "Where Are the Customers' Yachts?" by Fred Schwed Jr. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you're interested in buying a copy, I hope you'll consider using my Amazon Associates referral link.I have a technique I like…
    - 26 days ago May 2, 2016, 9:59am -
  • What happens when a Flexperks reservation is refunded to the original payment method?
    BackgroundFor a recent trip to Washington, DC, I used US Bank Flexpoints to book my partner's ticket on the only daily nonstop flight home from Washington National Airport. Since economy tickets cost $264 while first class tickets cost $343.10, eithe…
    - 29 days ago Apr 29, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Starting from scratch: alternative banking products
    This week I've been writing about some strategies, credit cards, and loyalty programs I would use differently if I were building a travel hacking practice from scratch. If I were ignoring my elite status and current stable of credit cards, I'd focus…
    - 30 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newThe Top 11 Most Valuable Miles to Me
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). A Delta mile does not equal an Alaska Airlines mile. The former has a more expensive award chart, imposes fuel surcharges in more situations, and has access to less Saver award space. All miles are worth…
    - 18 hours ago May 27, 2016, 3:07pm -
  • newTODAY ONLY: Get 51 Miles Per Dollar on Magazine Purchases
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). The American Airlines eShopping portal is offering 50 miles per dollar spent at magazines.com through today (May 27, 2016.) Portals are a way to earn extra miles. You start your online shopping at a porta…
    - 19 hours ago May 27, 2016, 3:01pm -
  • These are the Two or Three Cards to Get if Just Starting
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). If you’re just getting started you need to get the most powerful combo of credit cards to earn miles. I’ve discussed the general strategy to maximize miles from credit cards over your lifetime recent…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 6:19pm -
  • Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Updated with the Chase 5/24 rule going into effect Will you be approved for a new card? Will you get its bonus? What if you’ve already had that card and gotten its bonus before? The answer to these quest…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 4:50pm -
  • USA to Panama, Lima, Cuzco in BUSINESS CLASS for $313+
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts o…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 12:46pm -
  • Trip Report: Singapore First Class Sao Paulo to Barcelona
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Singapore Airlines Flight 67 Sao Paulo (GRU) – Barcelona (BCN) Depart: 5:50 PM on Monday May 16, 2016 Arrive: 9:25 AM next day Duration: 10 hours, 35 minutes Aircraft: Boeing 777 Seat: 1A (First…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 7:07pm -
  • Buy Avios for 1.44 Cents Each Until Tomorrow with This Simple Trick
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Through tomorrow (May 26, 2015), British Airways is offering a 40% bonus on the purchase of Avios. The biggest bonus ever offered on the purchase of Avios was 50% in February 2015, so this is a big bonus…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 1:04pm -
  • Fly to Europe in a Flat Bed for 29,000 Points Roundtrip? Sweet Spot to Fly Brussels Business
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Update 5/25/16: A One Mile at a Time commenter confirms booking a Brussels Business Class roundtrip from New York to Brussels for 36,620 Etihad miles plus under $100 in taxes per person. There is an Amex…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 12:10pm -
  • Best Way to Get to Israel with Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). This is a post I am writing to illuminate how my friend can get from Denver to Tel Aviv with Amex Membership Rewards. I highly recommend you read it even if: you don’t live in Denver you don’t want to…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 9:34pm -
  • Three Days Only: United Miles on Sale with 100% Bonus. Good Deal?
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Through Friday (May 27, 2016) at 11:59 CT, United is offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles. The size of the bonus depends on the number of miles you buy, with the largest 100% bonus kicking in at 40,…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 7:56pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newAirlines to Receive One Aircraft a Week From Airbus
    With a reported backlog of approximately 520 orders from Indian airlines, Airbus said it will deliver one plane per week to India over the next decade. “The vast majority of the orders are from low-cost airline IndiGo – which will receive 430 A32…
    - 13 hours ago May 27, 2016, 8:54pm -
  • newStarwood Continues to Back Le Meridien Brand In Face of Marriott Merger
    Over the last three years, investment and repositioning have helped to grow the luxury hotel brand. Starwood believes that it is distinguished enough to hold its own around the globe. Despite merging with Marriott Hotels back in April, Starwood Ho…
    - 13 hours ago May 27, 2016, 8:54pm -
  • newCongress Steps in With New TSA Legislation
    Bills task Homeland Security to maintain “appropriate staffing” and transparency with airlines. After Congressional hearings over internal problems at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and concerns about the growing wait time at ai…
    - 13 hours ago May 27, 2016, 8:54pm -
  • newKorean Air Flight Catches Fire Before Takeoff at HND
    The engine of a Korean Air flight burst into flames prior to takeoff at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) Friday. Crews were able to extinguish the fire within an hour and passengers were evacuated from the Boeing 777 via emergency slides. No injuries were…
    - 14 hours ago May 27, 2016, 7:19pm -
  • newAA Denies TSA Claim Delay Caused by Fees
    Speaking to a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Thursday, an official for American Airlines said that “it would be inaccurate to say” that airport baggage fees have contributed to increasing waiting times at Transportation Security Adminis…
    - 14 hours ago May 27, 2016, 7:16pm -
  • newOne of the Most Addictive Drugs of All Time: This Week’s Worst Flyers
    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 award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 15 hours ago May 27, 2016, 6:57pm -
  • newUnited Ends Last Africa Route
    United Airlines will cease providing nonstop service to Lagos, Nigeria at the end of June, ending the carrier’s last route to Africa. The airline plans to repurpose the Boeing 787 Dreamliner used for erstwhile Nigeria flights for the recent launch…
    - 15 hours ago May 27, 2016, 6:14pm -
  • newAirlines for Europe Opposed to Norwegian Passenger Tax
    Airlines for Europe (A4E), a European lobby group, said they are “astonished” by the Norwegian government’s plan that would allow a $9.65 tax called the NOK80 to be applied to departing domestic and international passengers this summer. The gr…
    - 24 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newAP Report: U.S. Airport Perimeters Increasingly Breached
    An investigative report reveals that unauthorized and sometimes violent breaches at secure areas of major U.S. airports occur much more often than officials are willing to admit. Accusing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Homeland…
    - 24 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:00am -
  • BA Puts an ‘Alligator’ on Runway
    A faux alligator can be seen on a runway at Gatwick Airport (LGW) thanks to British Airways as part of a new marketing stunt. The carrier hopes the “reptile,” which was constructed in part with four hours of body paint, will encourage people to f…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 9:11pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • How Am I Doing? Help Me Make This Place Better!
    Hi all, Just a short post today. Every six months I like to survey the community to get a sense of what’s working and what’s not. After all, I work for you and, as the site has grown from being just a personal blog, checking in lets me prioritize…
    - 5 days ago May 23, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • 13 Amazing Things to Do in India
    India is a vibrant country where you can have unique experiences. After almost 20 trips to India, Wandering Earl can’t get enough and returns over and over again for more. In this post, he shares 13 of my favorite things to do in India after 18 vis…
    - 9 days ago May 19, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • How These 5 People Found the Path to Their Dream Trip
    Last year, I announced a case study program, in which I would work with a cross-section of readers and help them plan and execute their trips. Step-by-step, I walked them through all the stages of travel planning and helped them to create a roadmap t…
    - 12 days ago May 16, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Why I Left NYC and Moved to Austin
    After three and half years of living in New York City, I knew I needed a change. So, when my lease expired, I decided to move on to the next place: Austin, TX! In this post, I explain why I think this is a place has everything for the changes I want…
    - 16 days ago May 12, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • The Ultimate Packing List for Female Travelers
    It can be daunting trying to figure out what to pack for a week, a month, or a year abroad without much — or any — prior experience in the place you want to visit. But fret not: in this post, Kristin Addis shares her packing insights so that you…
    - 17 days ago May 11, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Reflections on 5 Months of Travel: Time to Hang Up the Backpack
    After traveling five months on the road, I'm burnt out. I'm not sure when it happened, but I'm realizing that long-term travel, for me, has its limits. In this post, I explain why I'm at a stage in my life where I want to embrace the things that come…
    - 19 days ago May 9, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • Giving Back: How You Can Change the World
    Make a world of difference in a young person's life by giving them the gift of travel! And exciting news: FLYTE is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! This means that all of your donations are tax-deductible! All of your donations go to supporting schools goi…
    - 24 days ago May 4, 2016, 7:17pm -
  • Why Travel Boycotts are a Bad Idea

    - 30 days ago Apr 28, 2016, 2:14pm -
  • How Jim Didn’t Let a New Disability Change His Travels
    In this post, Jim Kirkland, a 64-year-old US Army veteran, explains how he travels with mobility issues due to an unusual autoimmune disease called Inclusion Body Myositis. Here are his tips and advice for how he travels and resources you can use if…
    - 33 days ago Apr 25, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • How to Become a Master Writer (and Photographer)
    In this post, I announce the release of my new course: How to Be a Travel Writer. For it, I’ve partnered with David Farley, author of An Irreverent Curiosity and a professor of travel writing at Columbia and New York University. I've also opened up…
    - 37 days ago Apr 21, 2016, 2:42pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & 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 -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -

Pointscentric

  • Success! Citibank Finally Agrees to Award 50k Citigold Checking Account Signup Bonus
    Earlier this month, I posted how Citibank was denying many customers the signup bonus on Citigold accounts opened earlier this year claiming they aren’t specifically “targeted”. The bonuses at stake weren’t insignificant – it was either 50…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 11:01am -
  • Reselling Can Be Quick, Easy & Profitable – An Example Using Staples Gift Cards
    With the demise of many manufactured spending techniques over the past year or two, reselling has become more mainstream as a way to not only earn points but to also make money as well. Reselling can be challenging, risky and not for the faint of hea…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 11:00am -
  • 1,000 Free United Miles for Downloading Prosper Daily App
    United is offering MileagePlus customers 1,000 United miles for downloading the free Prosper Daily app (formerly BillGuard) and creating an account. I was able to download the app and signup for a free account in under 5 minutes. The Prsoper Daily a…
    - 7 days ago May 20, 2016, 11:47pm -
  • PSA: Check Your Frequent Flyer or Hotel Loyalty Accounts After Every Flight or Stay
    I spent this past weekend enjoying an unofficial second “babymoon” at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & had a fantastic time relaxing and reliving some childhood memories (every summer as a child and into my teen years we visited Clearw…
    - 9 days ago May 19, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Very Quick Pro Tip: You Can Get Free E-ZPass Supplies
    I know this isn’t points/miles related (though I guess it could be travel related) but I came across something useful when it came to E-ZPass. Did you know you can order additional E-ZPass supplies for free directly from E-ZPass? It turns out you c…
    - 15 days ago May 13, 2016, 12:00pm -

milenerd

  • End Of Week Deals
    With their usual back and forth, Uber copied Lyft’s New York City deal and is now offering 50% off through Monday. You can get half off (up to 25 bucks) on two rides with code MDWNYC50.  See if you’re targeted for any promos from United. I was…
    - 1 day ago May 27, 2016, 7:31am -
  • Annual Flight Deal Reminder
    Banks are tougher with credit cards. Airline miles keep devaluing. Anyone who doesn’t see that the game has changed is blind, new, or dumb. So this is my annual-ish reminder that you should be keeping up daily with The Flight Deal. Frankly, if you…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 7:14am -
  • 100% Bonus Buying United Miles
    Through Friday, get double the United miles if you buy at least 40,000 of them. Blasphemous for some but makes mathematical sense for others. Under 2 cents per mile isn’t a bad deal at all if you are in the market for this.  
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 8:46am -
  • Half Off Lyft Rides In New York
    Hey cranky New Yorkers, it’s time to turn that frown upside down. The subway might not be your cheapest ride in town this week. Read about the big 50% off from Lyft here.
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 7:41am -
  • Weekend Recap
    Here’s 3 to start the week: Pick up 1,000 free United miles for downloading an app that sounds more like a self-help book. From the we-could-use-some-good-news world of gift cards…buying $300 in Visas and getting $20 back is back at Staples …
    - 5 days ago May 23, 2016, 7:26am -
  • Marriott Offer Also Worth 100,000 Points
    For a couple days, it almost felt like old times again! Never mind. That’s crazy talk. But, in the middle of deals falling apart around us, it is raining 100,000-point offers all of a sudden. Now Marriott is offering that bonus on their Business…
    - 8 days ago May 20, 2016, 7:04am -
  • Hilton Card Up To 100,000 Again
    In this time known as Thursday, reader Jason shares that the Hilton Surpass card from Amex is back to a 100,000-point bonus. As high as it gets for this one.
    - 9 days ago May 19, 2016, 7:13am -
  • Wednesday Triple
    Here’s a nice surprise if it works – the best Lyft code I can remember seeing for new users – LYFTCREDIT60 is worth 60 bucks. Take that Uber! According to reader Ashok, there’s also a big discount buying Starwood points (if you enter your in…
    - 10 days ago May 18, 2016, 7:16am -
  • Status Match To Hilton Diamond
    Thanks to reader Sam for sharing the return of this one with a new working link. Getting top status is rarely this easy. If you’ve got the IHG credit card, that’s even enough to get it done (assuming you’ve stayed a night in the last year). Yo…
    - 11 days ago May 17, 2016, 7:30am -
  • Uber Code For All
    Go to Promotions in your app and enter code ANDROIDPAY for $10 off an Uber ride this month. This one has been working for everyone, not just new users. Good enough for me to (temporarily) end my Uber post semi-boycott. But seriously, stop looking a…
    - 12 days ago May 16, 2016, 7:03am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newSunTrust Bank Promotions: $25, $150, $200, $250, $300, $400 Bonuses
    SunTrust Bank Promotions are available for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia, with cash bonuses that can range in value f…
    - 6 hours ago May 28, 2016, 3:19am -
  • newWells Fargo Bonus Promotions: $50, $100 Checking & Business
    Wells Fargo Promotions are available for residents nationwide, with bonuses that can range in value from $50, $100 checking & business good through June 30, 2016. For these bonuses, customers are only required to open a Wells Fargo checking account (…
    - 10 hours ago May 28, 2016, 12:01am -
  • newBest Brokerage Bonuses, Deals, & Promotions – June, 2016
    Below is our most updated 2016 list of brokerages bonuses, deals, and promotions such as ShareBuilder, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, OptionsHouse, Schwab, Merrill Edge, Fidelity, Motif, OptionsXpress, and many more. We listed out all the cash bonuses, poin…
    - 10 hours ago May 27, 2016, 11:31pm -
  • newBlue Cash Everyday Card from American Express Review: Get up to $300 Back
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from Amer…
    - 10 hours ago May 27, 2016, 11:30pm -
  • newStar One Credit Union Brokerage Review: $100 IRA Bonus (CA)
    If you transfer/rollover an existing brokerage account into a new or existing Traditional or Roth IRA brokerage account from Star One Credit Union by June 30, 2016, you can earn up to a $100 IRA Bonus. You can also just open a new IRA if you d…
    - 11 hours ago May 27, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • newChase United MileagePlus Explorer Card Review: 30,000 Bonus Miles
    The United MileagePlus® Explorer Card starts off with 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Annual fee is waived the first year, $95 thereafter. No foreign transaction fees, double miles a…
    - 11 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:45pm -
  • newBurger 21 Restaurant Free Cheesy Burger App Download Promotion
    Available in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas, Burger 21 restaurant is offering a free Cheesy Burger when you download the B21 Loyalty App good through May 27, 2016. So yes,…
    - 11 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:31pm -
  • newFirst Jersey Credit Union Review: $50 Bonus (NJ)
    For residents of New Jersey, First Jersey Credit Union is offering a $50 bonus for opening a New Baby Savings Account. This is a free account that sets aside money for your child’s future. You can open an account for a little as $10 and you will…
    - 12 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • newFree Bonus Airline Miles, Points, and Rewards – June, 2016
    Get the most out of your loyalty programs such as Starwood, Hilton HHonors, Priority Club, Southwest, Delta Skymiles, and many more. Find the most bonus points, miles and rewards program all in one place. With your bonus points and miles, you can red…
    - 13 hours ago May 27, 2016, 9:00pm -
  • newPremier Rewards Gold Card from American Express Review
    The 15,000 membership rewards points are very flexible and can easily be converted to 15,000 frequent flier miles. You could also get $150 in gift cards at many stores such as Home Depot, Crate & Barrel, Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy, or Macy’s. Wit…
    - 13 hours ago May 27, 2016, 8:50pm -

Travel Codex

  • newHow to Book Award Tickets with ANA Mileage Club
    ANA Mileage Club miles can be used for award travel on ANA and on 34 international partners. The number of miles and the fees required for an award ticket will depend on which airline you choose to fly. This guide will walk you through the process…
    - 14 hours ago May 27, 2016, 7:24pm -
  • newFees, Taxes, and Surcharges on ANA Mileage Club Awards
    You will always have to pay some fees and taxes when you book an award ticket with ANA Mileage Club, as well as any carrier surcharges (“fuel surcharges”). Three factors will determine what you have to pay and are discussed below. Keep these in…
    - 15 hours ago May 27, 2016, 6:09pm -
  • newAward Routing Rules for ANA Mileage Club
    ANA Mileage Club used to be a key program for those interested in booking Star Alliance awards. That was partly because of an inexpensive distance-based award chart and partly because of a very accurate search tool. These changed in 2015 with a ne…
    - 17 hours ago May 27, 2016, 4:26pm -
  • Targeted Offers from United: Up to 50,000 Miles after Spending $3,000
    United Airlines is targeting some customers with bonus miles after they reach certain spending thresholds. These are tiered offers that provide more miles the more you spend. In my case, I can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000. (Act…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 3:07pm -
  • Seattle Mariners Giving Away 50% Discount Codes for Alaska Airlines
    The Seattle Mariners are giving away 50% off coupons to the first 11,500 fans who arrive at the stadium, according to flyupfrnt on FlyerTalk. This is only valid for the game against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:10 PM. (The stadium…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 1:55pm -
  • An Urban Adventure in Seattle: Exploring Galer Street
    This is not your average blog post. This is a very long post about finding adventure in your own backyard and why sometimes you don’t need to go to the airport to explore someplace new. But I had a lot of fun on this trip, and I hope you enjoy the…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 5:30pm -
  • Chase Adds Flying Blue as a New Transfer Partner
    Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, is now a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. This means you can accumulate points with your Chase Sapphire Preferred personal card or Ink Plus business card and transfer them to Flying B…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 1:30pm -
  • New Award Chart for Singapore Airlines Premium Economy
    Singapore Airlines announced its new premium economy product last year, and it now offers it on enough aircraft that it’s been formally added to their award chart. That means you’ll have more options for redeeming KrisFlyer miles and avoiding the…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 11:05am -
  • TSA PreCheck Expands to 16 Airlines — Get It Now!
    TSA PreCheck is a service that includes a background check and other vetting in order to gain access to a separate airport security process with less invasive techniques. For example, you can generally leave your shoes on, leave a light jacket on, an…
    - 8 days ago May 20, 2016, 5:04pm -
  • Review: JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Haneda
    Recall that this entire journey started because I wanted to redeem some American systemwide upgrades on their new LAX-HND route. Even though I spent most of my time in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok I still need to return to Tokyo for my trip home. As I me…
    - 8 days ago May 20, 2016, 4:10pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newPostcards: Washington D.C.
    Old Washington D.C.
    - 3 hours ago May 28, 2016, 7:05am -
  • newDER SPG Sweet Spot
    Ein absolut toller SPG Sweet Spot!
    - 3 hours ago May 28, 2016, 6:51am -
  • newGoAir & Air India Sale: Going soon!
    GoAir and Air India are still offering sale fares for the period July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. You can find out which are the best deals on these flights inside.The post GoAir & Air India Sale: Going soon! appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
    - 5 hours ago May 28, 2016, 4:57am -
  • new8 Rule-Bending Travel Hacks That Help You Fly Like a Boss — Is This Guy For Real?!?
    Get ready for another skewering of an article which uses the word hack in the title from a so-called self-proclaimed “nomadic entrepreneur” who has traveled “to Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Austin, Boston, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Cost…
    - 5 hours ago May 28, 2016, 4:52am -
  • newAmerican Airlines Increasing Admirals Club Fees
    American Airlines has published on their site, that they will be increasing the price of their American Airlines Admirals Club membership starting July 25, 2016. New Pricing for Admirals Memberships: New Pricing for Admirals Memberships Using Miles:…
    - 7 hours ago May 28, 2016, 2:35am -
  • newSouthwest Airlines New Interior And Seats Almost Ready To Enter Service
    This week Southwest Airlines took delivery of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft with its all new “Heart Interior” which will be seen in 2017 as a part of being the launch customer of the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft. The two aircraft have tail numbers 8687…
    - 7 hours ago May 28, 2016, 2:27am -
  • newNow Live: 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus On Alaska Visa Card
    As I first wrote about in February, Alaska Airlines has been planning on increasing the sign-up bonus on their co-branded Bank of America credit card, from 25,000 miles to 30,000 miles. This was found in their 10-K SEC filing at the time, as they exp…
    - 8 hours ago May 28, 2016, 1:30am -
  • newI Wouldn’t Know What to Do With the Banana Either
    A hilarious story came out earlier this week, Matt Pearce, a writer for the Los Angeles Times tweeted about his first Somali meal and the banana that was served as an appetizer. Staring down an extremely formidable dinner in Little Mogadishu. pic.twi…
    - 9 hours ago May 28, 2016, 12:38am -
  • newNew Alaska Airlines Visa 30K Bonus Offer
    A new card art design for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature and with it an increased 30K mile bonus offer.The post New Alaska Airlines Visa 30K Bonus Offer appeared first on Frequent Miler.
    - 9 hours ago May 28, 2016, 12:36am -
  • newLUFTHANSA Begins To Unveil Changes For Winter 2016/17 Long Haul Operations
    It's that time of year....time to start planning winter travel timetables!
    - 9 hours ago May 28, 2016, 12:36am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Marriott Summer Promotion – 10,000 Bonus Points
    I hope that this isn’t all that there is. Marriott just announced its summer promotion, allowing you to earn up to 10,000 bonus miles. As a quarterly promotion goes, this one is extremely weak. The Details On the plus side, it’s easy to understan…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 12:39pm -
  • JetBlue Triple Points Offer – Act Fast
    One of the things I like about JetBlue is that they run frequent flash sales and/or promotions. One of the things that I dislike about them is that, due to the nature of a flash sale, you need to move quickly. The current promotion, good through May…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Delta Improves Elite Benefits, Marriott And Chase Shoots for Small Businesses
    Delta Remembers Their Elite Members Over the past few years, Delta has slowly been transitioning its rewards program from a mileage-based one to a revenue-based one. In other words, the customers who got the biggest rewards were the ones that spent t…
    - 5 days ago May 23, 2016, 3:12pm -
  • TSA Security Circus
    A trip to the airport has become a circus. And I mean that quite literally, as airports go to ridiculous lengths to soothe patient travelers in lines that have no reason to exist. As you deal with what has clearly become an intentional a TSA work slo…
    - 7 days ago May 21, 2016, 3:44pm -
  • 500 Free United Miles, A First-Class Sale and LAX News
    MyPoints Is Back: 500 United Miles MyPoints, an online affiliate site, is back with a bonus offer, this time for 500 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles. MyPoints gives you points for such things as clicking on a link, watching a video or shopping thr…
    - 9 days ago May 19, 2016, 9:10pm -
  • Out of Office Notice
    I’m taking a break. Postings will be few and far between until Saturday. Would you like to receive blog posts via email (only one per day, I promise)? Just hit the *Follow* button in the bottom right-hand corner of the web page. Please click the li…
    - 11 days ago May 17, 2016, 1:32am -
  • Double Qantas Points to Auckland
    Whenever an airline launches a new route, it does what it can to garner attention for the flight. In the case of major route announcements, you’ll often get a bonus. In this case, it’s Los Angeles to Auckland. Fly that route between June 25 and F…
    - 13 days ago May 15, 2016, 9:11pm -
  • Premium Economy Is (Finally) Coming to The US
    Get ready to hear a lot about Premium Economy over the next several months. Premium Economy (PE) is an international product (usually) that bridges the gap between coach and business. Several airlines around the world have a version of it on their pl…
    - 14 days ago May 14, 2016, 12:44am -
  • American Airlines Summer Bonus to Europe
    Every summer, American its oneworld partners run a promotion for travel between North America and Europe. Business travel gets slow during the summer, so they are willing to make it worth your while to fly in a higher fare class. This year, you can m…
    - 16 days ago May 12, 2016, 1:44pm -
  • Today’s Economics Lessons
    Supply And Demand Delta has launched a mileage sale for a number of routes this summer, with many of the prices depending on the length of the flight. The 1,700 mile flight from Cincinnati to Las Vegas, for instance, can be had for 11,000 miles in th…
    - 17 days ago May 11, 2016, 2:15pm -

The Faraway Guide

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

milepoint (Forums)

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newSYD/MEL - DXB - LHR - when do you sleep?
    I need to be fresh in LHR when I land the next day. Currently taking the evening departure (23h00)... When would you sleep? My current plan is [[ SYD/MEL 23h00 ]] * Eat the meal * Nap 4-5h * Work
    - 39 mins ago May 28, 2016, 8:57am -
  • newUpgradeable domestic sector
    If you buy a flexible international ticket that Flys via another city ie Singapore to sydney to brisbane can you upgrade the domestic sector to business using the platinum free upgrades?
    - 46 mins ago May 28, 2016, 8:50am -
  • newHow to cancel?
    I accidentally confirmed a booking on Qatar Airways. I do not want to actually go on it and I don't want to pay a fee for cancel. I selected the pay later option (So I havent payed) and it says the booking is confirmed and will be automatically...
    - 50 mins ago May 28, 2016, 8:46am -
  • newUA: ICN-YVR $2282CAD ($1750USD) in P
    Came across this in google flights, not sure how normal the price is. Looks to be pretty open with outbound in July/August, inbound until EOS. Looks like stopover in NRT also possible. Books into P class.
    - 56 mins ago May 28, 2016, 8:40am -
  • newGetting a seat upgrade with Freccia Alata +
    Since I have gotten Freccia Alata + I have taken a few short inter Italy flights and a few medium haul flights and have never been upgraded. I was denied again last time I flew. They chose to leave business class COMPLETELY EMPTY from FLR-FCO and...
    - 1 hour ago May 28, 2016, 8:35am -
  • newBooking avios flights with different origin point
    Hi guys, We have a avios household account with the in laws which has there address based here in the UK. They live in Canada. Is it possible for me to still book avios reward flights starting in Canada to London? Or should I remove them...
    - 1 hour ago May 28, 2016, 8:21am -
  • newHas anyone done a US to BOM (Mumbai) MR recently.
    I've got a spare seven days in Florida coming up, which gives me an opportunity to run up some miles. Looking at what is available out of either MCO or TPA on A* carriers, it looks as if BOM offers the best option. I can clear 1k for the year, and...
    - 1 hour ago May 28, 2016, 8:11am -
  • newLounge Access BCN for young adult
    Morning. My daughter is returning from BCN to LHR in the summer travelling later than her group. I wanted to find a way to possibly get her lounge access and I'm struggling to find the answers I need. It seems you can pay £25 to book lounge…
    - 2 hours ago May 28, 2016, 8:02am -
  • newQR: DME-TYO 522e rt business
    https://www.kayak.de/flights/MOW-HND/2016-11-22-flexible/2016-11-29-flexible/business NRT is operated by 777-200LR which could be the old business class, but HND gets the 787. ...
    - 2 hours ago May 28, 2016, 7:55am -
  • newUpgrading mid itinerary on Alaska awards?
    With Alaska you're allowed one stopover per itinerary. I'm thinking of JFK-YVR-HKG-SYD with the stopover in Vancouver. Now, I'd like to book first class, but as most would be aware, extra first class seats usually aren't released until closer to...
    - 3 hours ago May 28, 2016, 6:58am -

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Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Get a GOES Appointment while Traveling
    Get a GOES Appointment while Traveling Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Joe S., who says: “My girlfriend and I just signed up for GOES (Global Entry, etc.). The calenda…
    - 18 hours ago May 27, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Get The Weather Channel App
    Get The Weather Channel App If you travel a lot or have friends, family or colleagues all around the world, I suggest downloading The Weather Channel app (the first one on the page, though Weather Underground is also good). I add all the cities I’…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Mary Quincy
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Mary Quincy Occupation: Photographer/Influencer Hometo…
    - 2 days ago May 25, 2016, 11:41pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: When to Book a Flight to Vegas
    When to Book a Flight to Vegas Maybe you’ve been many times (like I have), or maybe it’s on your list of places to visit. In any case, there’s no place quite like Las Vegas. Our friends at Vegas.com recently released a really helpful tool to lo…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 6:30pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 25, 2016
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Head of security at TSA removed from position American Airlines ending in-flight gate information announcements Two hour Sydney-London flight on track for 2018 launch Delta ends longtime partnership with theater a…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of May 25, 2016
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a luxury vacation to Aruba Win a trip for 2 to Italy worth up to $10,000 Win a chance to sleep in the Eiffel Tower Win a luxury getaway at Fontainebleau Miami Win a five-night stay for two at Daios Cove in C…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “Eating & Drinking in Paris” by Andy Herbach
    From Amazon: “Nothing can make a trip to Paris or anywhere in France more enjoyable and rewarding than a great dining experience – but you have to know what to order! This handy guide helps readers navigate French menus while also steering people…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 6:55am -
  • Travel Video of the Week: Top 10 Scams in China and Beyond
    Here’s a young American travel blogger living in China with some great safety tips to help you avoid getting scammed. From the video, I learned a couple new scams, some of which are found not just in China but all over the world. One she didn’t…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 4:17am -
  • Travel Website of the Week: Numbeo
    Here’s an interesting website created by a Serbian guy back in 2009. Numbeo is billed as the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. It provides current and timely information on world living condit…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 2:53am -
  • Travel Product of the Week: Pilot, an Earpiece that Translates in Real Time
    Thanks to translation apps, it’s becoming easier and easier to communicate with foreigners. Still, translating on the go can take time and be awkward. Well, that may be changing thanks to the Pilot, an ingenious invention by an American guy who met…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 2:47am -

TravelBloggerBuzz

  • newMMS Sells Out, Infamous Hackers, Best Private Island Resorts
    We bring you the “news” that Million Miles Secrets has been sold to Bankrate, check out the most infamous hackers, visit the 20 best private island resorts, discover a great Hyatt Gold Passport cheat sheet, more on the 5/24 rule, look for Alpha,…
    - 23 hours ago May 27, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Largest Hotel Loyalty Programs, Disney Dollar, Gibraltar Airport
    We learn of the 9 largest hotel loyalty programs, cry over the loss of the Disney dollar, drive over to the Gibraltar Airport, bitch at resort fees, sing to an elephant to make her sleep, we whine over click-baiting, we admire the Doritos guy and sha…
    - 2 days ago May 26, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Travel Hackers Lose Again, Reselling Gift Cards, Giro d’Italia
    We bring you more devastating news for us travel hackers and how we lose again after confirming some really bad news about our favorite bank’s credit cards, a nice post on reselling gift cards, we travel to Giro d’Italia, sign up for the latest M…
    - 3 days ago May 25, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Status Hotel & Airline Matches, Skopje, Satan’s Credit Card
    We get you the latest status hotel & airline matches, travel to Skopje and Mumbai, we tell you of Satan’s Credit Card, we learn about the now infamous 5/24 rule of our favorite bank, get you what you need to know about Air France Flying Blue withou…
    - 4 days ago May 24, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Avios Cheat Sheet, Aboard Air Koryo, Soviet Brutalist Buildings
    We bring you a British Airways Avios Cheat Sheet, we fly aboard North Korea’s Air Koryo, we shake our heads at the twelve most absurd Soviet brutalist buildings, bring you a great find of guides to get to Asia and Europe with your MRs, URs and TYPs…
    - 5 days ago May 23, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Mommy Blogs, Choice Hotels Elite Match, AA Routing Rules
    We revisit the great controversy with the awesome rant on Mommy blogs, get you Choice Hotels Elite match for free, go over the AA routing rules, hear from a banker answer tougher questions, learn how Paypal related companies screw people, visit aweso…
    - 6 days ago May 22, 2016, 10:30am -
  • How To Support TBB – May 2016
    The once a month post. I actually did something this time regarding monetizing. I increased the size of the Amazon banner in the home page and took off the Roboform banner #yuge. All the rest stayed exactly the same. Looking for ideas to help me make…
    - 8 days ago May 20, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Travel to Iran, The Electrifying Mojo, Fatherhood Tweets
    We show you what to know before you travel to Iran, bring you a legend from y college years The Electrifying Mojo, laugh at hilarious Fatherhood tweets, how Air Jordan became Crying Jordan, how to eliminate all your online dating profiles, bring out…
    - 9 days ago May 19, 2016, 10:30am -
  • Innovation Era, First Penis Transplant, Great Circle Mapper
    We bring you a great link about how our life has evolved since the late 1800s, we learn of the first penis transplant, visit the website Great Circle Mapper, discover the amazing power of 22 photographs, watch Stephen Curry do amazing things, learn o…
    - 10 days ago May 18, 2016, 10:30am -
  • IHG Rewards Accelerate, Mount Agung, Angry United Elites
    We get you to register tor the latest IHG Rewards Accelerate promotion, go along a hike up magnificent Mount Agung in Bali, we have some rather angry United elites out there, get you free Uber dinero, the Award Maximizer keeps getting better, NYC has…
    - 11 days ago May 17, 2016, 10:30am -