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The Points Guy

  • newHere’s how you can earn 60,000 miles with the Capital One Venture card
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. If you’re ready to get back to earning travel rewards, now is the time to do it thanks to some tremendous sign-up bonuses. The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, for instance,…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 11:59pm -
  • newUpdate: France delays vaccine pass implementation until Monday
    These days, it takes more than being attractive, chic or well connected to get into a bar or restaurant in Paris. It also takes a booster shot, and there are still many unanswered questions about that. The “pass vaccinal,” or vaccine pass, which…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 11:00pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines puts Europe on sale; Deals start at under $500
    If you’re in the mood for authentic fish and chips, a smooth Guinness, rich risotto or buttery croissants, then a trip to Europe could be just what you need. American Airlines is offering discounted fares from various U.S. cities including New York…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 10:30pm -
  • newPaying taxes with your credit card in 2022
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest information.  This page includes information about the Discover It Miles that is not currently available on The Points Guy and was not provided by the issuer.  As Benjamin Franklin once sa…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 9:59pm -
  • newKnow before you go: Disney World attractions that’ll be closed in 2022
    Picture this. You’ve spent months planning the perfect Walt Disney World vacation. You were up pre-dawn 60 days out and now have reservations at your family’s favorite restaurants, have mapped out your Lightning Lane strategy and know exactly whi…
    - 11 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 9:00pm -
  • newThe motor lodge is cool again: How old motels are getting chic new lives
    Growing up, I was lucky. I spent my childhood years crisscrossing the country in the back of a handful of pickup trucks — a white Ford F-150, a two-door Dodge and a massive blue/green Chevy dually that felt more like a tank — on work road trips w…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 8:30pm -
  • newMust-have for IHG loyalists: A review of the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
    IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card overview The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card currently offers a sign-up bonus of 125,000 points and a free night. The card carries an annual fee of $89 but offers many beneficial perks for frequent IHG trave…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 7:59pm -
  • new100,000 points: How to maximize the Amex Platinum welcome offer
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. In 2021, The Platinum Card® from American Express saw a massive refresh with an updated list of benefits — and an increased annual fee of $695 (see rates and fees). For those consid…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 5:59pm -
  • newTSA really wants you to stop losing your COVID-19 vaccine card
    Do you know where your COVID-19 vaccine card is? If not, you should. If you’ve misplaced your vaccine card and you traveled recently, you may want to check the airport. Specifically, you may want to see if you left it at security screening. The Tra…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 5:30pm -
  • newExclusive: Chase airport lounge coming to Phoenix, along with 4 previously announced locations
    Credit card issuers compete on a lot of fronts, but one area that has been heating up the most is airport lounges. TPG was the first to report last year that Chase would wade into the fray with its own branded lounges, dubbed “Chase Sapphire Lounge…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 5:08pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

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

View From the Wing

  • newMaskless Delta Passenger Faces 20 Years In Prison For Mooning Flight Attendant, Throwing Can
    On January 7 a passenger on board Delta flight 45 from Dublin to New York JFK reportedly refused to wear a mask. According to an indictment he also "threw an empty beverage can, which hit the head of" another passenger. While the captain was out o…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 22, 2022, 1:53am -
  • new[Update] Bask Bank High Interest Savings Account Now Open To Everyone
    Bask Bank is known for its Mileage Savings Account which awards American AAdvantage miles rather than interest – the math on this works out especially well in a low-interest rate environment.They’ve now launched a new Bask Interest Savings Accou…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 11:55pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Announces 5 Sets Of Choice Benefits For Elite Members
    “Choice benefits” in the past have included things like bonus miles or confirmed international upgrades though require crediting at least 30 flights to an AAdvantage account. These benefits are earned at the 125,000 point level and above:America…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 10:34pm -
  • newChase Opening New Lounge At Phoenix Airport
    Last year we learned that Chase is launching its own airport lounge network in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, a Collinson company which brings you Priority Pass and The Club lounges. We now know about 5 Sapphire Lounge by The Club lounges i…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 7:34pm -
  • newFlight Diverts When United Passengers “Riot” After Being Caught Self-Upgrading
    On Thursday night United Airlines flight UA90 from Newark to Tel Aviv turned around and flew back to Newark after a dispute between passengers and flight attendants turned ugly.Two individuals decided that they needed the comfort of empty business c…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 4:58pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Has Stopped Giving Out Hand Sanitizer On Planes [Roundup]
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading American Airlines Has Stopped Giving Out Hand Sanitizer On Planes [Roundup…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 3:04pm -
  • newCocktails You Can Make For Yourself In An Airport Lounge [Roundup]
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Cocktails You Can Make For Yourself In An Airport Lounge [Roundup]...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 1:04pm -
  • Rent A Car From Hertz, Go To Jail [Roundup]
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Rent A Car From Hertz, Go To Jail [Roundup]...
    - 1 day ago Jan 20, 2022, 10:04pm -
  • Airline Pricing Advisor Sees More Basic Business Class Coming Soon [Roundup]
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Airline Pricing Advisor Sees More Basic Business Class Coming Soon [Roundu…
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 7:34pm -
  • American Airlines Raises The Price Of Purchased Miles
    American Airlines has been selling miles at a base price of 2.95 cents apiece, before taxes, fees, bonuses or discounts. They’ve raised the base price of miles to 3.5 cents, even as the value of miles is lower than it used to be.Continue reading A…
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 5:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newAmerican Flight Attendants Want Service Reductions (Update: Cuts Coming)
    Yesterday I wrote about how American Airlines’ flight attendant union is requesting reductions in inflight service. Management seems to be going along with these requests, and changes will be implemented shortly. Let’s discuss the request of the…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 6:38pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Lounges Coming To Five Airports
    In June 2021 we learned how Chase will be getting into the airport lounge game, which was previously dominated by American Express with its Centurion Lounges (and for that matter, Capital One is also getting into the airport lounge business). We’ve…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 6:08pm -
  • newAmerican AAdvantage 2022 Loyalty Choice Rewards
    American Airlines has made major changes to its AAdvantage loyalty program as of 2022, with the introduction of the Loyalty Points concept. With these changes, status is no longer earned based on how many miles you fly or how much you spend, but rath…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 5:49pm -
  • newThe Amazing Capital One Venture X Authorized User Benefits
    Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (this is the best publicly available offer for the card, and we appreciate your support if you use our link)
    - 16 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 4:54pm -
  • newMajor: US Charges Belarus With Aircraft Piracy
    In May 2021, a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius made global headlines, when it diverted to Minsk, Belarus. While a flight diversion as such is nothing unusual, what was remarkable was that it was determined that the Belarusian government was beh…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 3:35pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Flight To Israel Diverts Due To Self-Upgraders
    Yesterday I wrote about how an American Airlines transatlantic flight returned to its origin because of a passenger who refused to wear a mask. Well, now a United Airlines transatlantic flight returned to its origin, but this time it was because of s…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 2:05pm -
  • Wow: Airbus Terminates A321neo Contract With Qatar Airways
    We’ve heard of airlines canceling orders with aircraft manufacturers. However, it’s not often you see an aircraft manufacturer terminate a contract with an airline.
    - 1 day ago Jan 20, 2022, 10:47pm -
  • Huge United Airlines Credit Card Limited Time Offers (Up To 150K Miles)
    Chase and United have a suite of co-branded credit cards. At the moment several of these cards have elevated welcome bonuses. This is a reminder that three of these bonuses are due to expire on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, so you have less than a wee…
    - 1 day ago Jan 20, 2022, 8:51pm -
  • American Airlines Reopening More Flagship Lounges
    At the start of the pandemic, airlines closed virtually all of their lounges, both due to the lack of passengers, and due to a need for updated policies. While airlines have started to reopen lounges, many premium international lounges have remained…
    - 1 day ago Jan 20, 2022, 8:34pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Card Changes As Of March 2022
    Some changes are coming to the Citi Double Cash Card as of this spring. For most people the implications here shouldn’t be huge, but I’d still say these are positive developments overall.
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 6:15pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHuge Delta Award Sale from Seattle: Roundtrip fares starting at 4,000 SkyMiles
    Delta appears to be having a very good flash sale on basic economy flights out of Seattle.  Almost all domestic fares appear to be on sale and there are some fares to Mexico and the Caribbean as well.  Officially, these fares are only valid for 6-1…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 11:30pm -
  • newSlide App: Up to 21% Cashback for new users, 12% for existing users.
    Topcashback is offering 17% cash back on your first Slide purchase or 6% cash back for existing users. This stacks on top of the standard 4-6% back on gift cards that Slide already offers, so some giftcards can be a great deal. There are a few hurdle…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 10:45pm -
  • newRadisson Rewards Americas: Stay 3 nights, Earn 30,000 points
    Radisson Rewards Americas has yet another new promo for Q1, this time offering 30,000 points for three nights, then continuing for up to 90,000 points on nine nights. This should stack with the Double Elite Night Promo as well their other recent prom…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 8:45pm -
  • newAvianca LifeMiles on sale with 145% Bonus (1.35 cents each)
    Avianca has another bonus available on LifeMiles purchases, this time 145% through a link shared by One Mile at a Time.  That brings the cost per mile down to 1.35 cents, just above our reasonable redemption value of 1.3 cents.  This is lower than…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 6:47pm -
  • newNo escape from Hyatt Residence Club resort fees (and no elite benefits)
    Consider this a Public Service Announcement.  I recently stayed on a paid rate at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Pointe (review coming soon).  As a top tier Globalist, I expected the resort’s $20 per day resort fee to be waived, but when…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 5:45pm -
  • newQuill Chase Offer: 10% back on up to $300 + 5x Ultimate Rewards
    Quill has another targeted Chase Offer out, this time offering 10% back on up to $300 in purchases.  This offer seems to only be on business cards, which is exciting as it’s stackable with the Ink Plus and Ink Cash’s 5x office supply bonus if yo…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 2:45pm -
  • newHyatt’s Miraval Arizona Wellness Resort: Bottom Line Review
    Recently, my wife and I spent four nights at the adults-only, almost all-inclusive, Miraval Arizona Wellness Resort.  Usually the resort costs 65,000 Hyatt points per night for two, but we took advantage of Miraval’s Buy One Get One offer and so w…
    - 21 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 11:50am -
  • RIP to the big 15x Shop Small and restaurant bonus
    If you read this morning’s post about how I earned 581,000 Membership Rewards points buying a car, you may or may not have seen the update about the Shop Small offer. For those who have missed the bummer of the day, the 15x offer for Shop Small mer…
    - 1 day ago Jan 20, 2022, 8:45pm -
  • Buying a car with a credit card: How I drove away with half a million points
    Believe the hype: the used car market is hot right now. I just beat the heat by buying a car with a credit card and I earned so many points on my used car purchase that I could turn around and sell the car tomorrow (and I’ll show you how) and turn…
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 11:50am -
  • Citi Double Cash Card To Earn ThankYou Points, Still Redeemable As Cashback
    Citi has announced today that there’ll be a change coming on the Double Cash card towards the end of March. Rather than earning cashback which can be converted to ThankYou points, the Double Cash card itself will earn ThankYou points which can stil…
    - 2 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 10:45pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • How I think about hotel free night certificates
    I gather from my RSS feed reader that American Express has launched an aggressive campaign to move more Hilton co-branded credit cards in the new year, with the highest bounties naturally being paid to those who sell the most of their ultra-premium A…
    - 11 days ago Jan 10, 2022, 10:23pm -
  • Matching Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status to MLife Gold status in 9 words
    Click hereLog inClick “OPT IN”Log inYour MLife status will be matched in 10-15 minutes, in my experience, although you do need to log out and log back into MLife to see your updated status.I’m offering these 9 words as a public service, because…
    - 12 days ago Jan 10, 2022, 6:55pm -
  • How I would (and might) maximize the current Series I Savings Bond deal
    There’s an interesting deal available right now for folks who have extra cash lying around they are sure they won’t need for a least one year, and ideally won’t need for five.Fixed-rate inflation-adjusted Series I Savings BondsWhen I first lear…
    - 70 days ago Nov 12, 2021, 11:30pm -
  • Advantages to getting more involved in the travel hacking community
    A few weeks back I wrote about some reasons why most people don’t have much interest in the travel hacking game, and why they’re mostly right: if you don’t have the bug, then it’s mind-bendingly boring to keep track of dozens of credit cards,…
    - 79 days ago Nov 3, 2021, 9:14pm -
  • The strangest thing about losing your appetite
    As long-time fans of the Free-quent Flyer extended universe know, I got pretty sick last year and was diagnosed with “community-acquired pneumonia,” treated with some kind of breathing mask, and sent home with a week’s supply of antibiotics. Th…
    - 81 days ago Nov 2, 2021, 2:05am -
  • The history and present of the au pair scam
    On this week’s episode of The Manifesto I had a long conversation with a reader who has a decade or so of experience legally bringing in au pairs from abroad to care for his children (who sound delightful, although thanks to the magic of editing so…
    - 89 days ago Oct 25, 2021, 5:56pm -
  • Can you win playing by the rules?
    Last month I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport conference center for the long, long, long-delayed Milenomics Second Planned (MSP, get it?) Meetup. Sam and Robert, the brainiacs over there, did a lov…
    - 96 days ago Oct 18, 2021, 7:28pm -
  • The real deal behind the Bilt Rewards reboot
    [Update 9/21/2021: Listen to the free episode of the Manifesto here]Like most folks who take travel hacking seriously, I was a bit bemused by the wave of coverage Bilt Rewards received back in June from Thought Followers in Travel and The Cocaine Guy…
    - Sep 21, 2021, 1:00pm -
  • What travel partner should you credit car rentals to?
    I detest driving, so we haven’t owned a car in years, and I try my best to design vacations that don’t require a private vehicle. In recent years, that started to slip, and we started to rent cars 2-3 times a year. During the pandemic, the change…
    - Aug 24, 2021, 8:34pm -
  • My experience using Fluz as intended
    Gift card arbitrage occupies an odd position between “pure” travel hacking and extreme couponing: it’s lucrative enough that most travel hackers do it at least occasionally, but close enough to extreme couponing that they have the dignity to be…
    - Aug 11, 2021, 6:41pm -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • Last Call for 5X on Groceries with the Freedom Flex and Freedom Unlimited
    Are you thinking of signing up for the Chase Freedom Flex℠ or Chase Freedom Unlimited® card? If so, you'll want to do it today – because the current offers will be gone. You'll have to apply soon, as these offers are going away as of 6PM EST o…
    - 11 days ago Jan 11, 2022, 4:15pm -
  • Make Business Travel More Rewarding with Southwest Rapid Rewards Business
    Southwest, long the stalwart of leisure travel, is entering the realm of business travel with the launch of the new Rapid Rewards Business program. The program is designed to reward businesses by offering their travelers an opportunity to earn Rapid…
    - 17 days ago Jan 5, 2022, 4:56pm -
  • American Airlines Revamps Its Loyalty Program
    The latest program to announce a complete revamp is American Airlines’ AAdvantage program. We were expecting a devaluation, because when an airline announces “enhancements” they usually aren’t in our favor, but this time AA is only changing e…
    - 24 days ago Dec 29, 2021, 2:24pm -
  • Best Ways to Earn and Redeem LifeMiles
    LifeMiles is a frequent flyer program of Avianca, Colombia’s biggest and oldest airline. Avianca is one of the Star Alliance member airlines so when you earn or redeem LifeMiles, you have access to the biggest airline alliance in the world and its…
    - 38 days ago Dec 15, 2021, 2:00pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Which Is A Better Card?
    Adventurers who dabble in travel rewards face quite a selection of mid-range credit cards, and the process of choosing one can be overwhelming.The post Citi ThankYou Premier vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Which Is A Better Card? appeared first…
    - 51 days ago Dec 2, 2021, 3:20pm -
  • Your Guide to The Platinum Card from American Express
    If you’re looking for a solid, do it all travel card, then The Platinum Card® from American Express should be on your radar. This one card brings you great airport lounge access, hotel status, and more.Let’s keep it short, because there’s a l…
    - 60 days ago Nov 23, 2021, 4:26pm -
  • The Capital One Combo: One Of The Best Tools For Earning Miles

    - 65 days ago Nov 18, 2021, 2:20pm -
  • U.S. Bank Triple Cash Rewards Card
    A new card for small business owners just recently hit the market and it’s a card you may want to consider if you’re interested in earning cash back. U.S. Bank’s new business card, the Triple Cash Rewards card, offers 3% cash back on four categ…
    - 72 days ago Nov 11, 2021, 2:37pm -
  • New Capital One Venture X Rewards Card
    We’re excited to announce the new Capital One Venture X Rewards Card. We’ll keep this intro brief as we dive into the details and our take on this new travel rewards card.Capital One Venture X Rewards Card OverviewThe Capital One Venture X Rewa…
    - 74 days ago Nov 9, 2021, 7:46pm -
  • Marriott Eliminating Award Charts; Extending Status & Certificates
    Marriott has announced major changes to its Bonvoy program. There were a couple of good things in today’s announcement, but overall, the changes aren’t positive ones with the announcement that they are eliminating their award chart in March 2022,…
    - 88 days ago Oct 26, 2021, 2:58pm -

Frequent Flier

  • Southwest Employees Stage Vaccine Protest at Headquarters and in Court
      Both events happened on Monday, October 18, 2021, as the employees seek an alternative to either accepting the vaccine or potentially losing their jobs. Southwest Pilots Ask Court for Time, While Employees Stage Demonstration The demonstration at…
    - 95 days ago Oct 19, 2021, 6:44pm -
  • Flyer Makes Ill-Advised Stand on Airplane Using Microphone
      A Delta Air Lines passenger learned that the hard way when they attempted to “educate” the passengers about the COVID-19 pandemic during their flight. The moment on the Sunday, October 17, 2021 flight was caught on video thanks to a flyer post…
    - 95 days ago Oct 19, 2021, 6:16pm -
  • Singapore Airlines Plans World’s Shortest A380 Flight
      CNN reports Singapore Airlines will start flying some of their Airbus A380 aircraft between their home airport of Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Singapore Operates Hour-Long Flight For “Operational Reasons” Prior to…
    - 95 days ago Oct 19, 2021, 3:57am -
  • Southwest Denies Employees Subversive Actions to Blame for Network Meltdown
      In a message posted online, airline president and COO Mike Van de Ven outlined the problems that caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled.   “The Weekend Challenges Were Not a Result of Unusual Southwest Employee Activity” In his explanatio…
    - 99 days ago Oct 15, 2021, 3:09pm -
  • Arrivederci Alitalia, Ciao…ITA?
      Reuters reports the airline has flown its last flight, with government-owned airline Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) taking over the operations on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. New Airline, New Owners, Same Alitalia Colors (and Potential Problems) The moder…
    - 99 days ago Oct 15, 2021, 2:42pm -
  • Former 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Charged with Fraud
      U.S. attorneys for the Northern District of Texas announced the inditement of 49-year-old Mark A. Forkner on multiple counts of wire fraud and fraud involving aircraft parts in interstate commerce. Forkner: “I basically lied to the regulators (u…
    - 99 days ago Oct 15, 2021, 2:14pm -
  • American and JetBlue Roll Out Reciprocal Elite Benefits
      Both carriers announced which reciprocal rewards their most loyal flyers will get starting immediately. Reciprocal Benefits Include Priority Check-In, Security Screening and Boarding Between the two programs, the benefits are split equally for eli…
    - Oct 14, 2021, 3:12am -
  • Delta Climbs Back to Profitability, Reporting $216 Million Pre-Tax Income
      On the quarter ending September 30, 2021, the airline reported a pre-tax income of $216 million, excluding a $1.3 billion net benefit related to the second Payroll Support Program extension by Congress. SkyMiles Membership Continues to Grow, While…
    - Oct 13, 2021, 10:48pm -
  • What REALLY Caused Southwest’s Massive Weekend Meltdown?
      Immediately, rumors began spreading on the reasons why flights were grounded. While some blamed weather and a lack of staff at air traffic control centers, others claimed unionized pilots were attempting subversive action to protest COVID-19 vacci…
    - Oct 13, 2021, 8:48pm -
  • Marriott “Week of Wonders” Offers Bonuses for Booking Travel
      The hospitality giant launched their second annual “Week of Wonders,” offering limited-time bonuses for those who schedule a stay between October 7 and 14, 2021. “Wonders” Include Discounts, Points Bonuses and Experiences Similar to their…
    - Oct 8, 2021, 12:15am -

Travel is Free

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

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Emails with Fall and Halloween-themed Templates
    Save time on design and get a jumpstart in spicing up your emails with a free Fall or Halloween-themed email template!A simple and easy way to bring the holidays into your email marketing – without having to start a design from scratch – these…
    - Sep 27, 2021, 2:33pm -
  • It’s Official: Google is Ending FeedBurner Email. Here are Your Next Steps.
    Google has announced that Feedburner's email services will end in July 2021. Here's a guide for you to help you plan your move to a new email service as painlessly as possible.      
    - Apr 14, 2021, 10:03pm -
  • 3 Ways to Earn (Even More) Money with Your Emails
    Learn how you can turn your emails into revenue streams.Growing an audience is one of the most exciting and engaging things you can do online. Through a variety of many different outlets, including email, you’re able to offer value to like-minded…
    - Mar 16, 2021, 1:30pm -
  • New: Schedule Your Emails Multiple Days a Week or Month
    More hassle-free set it and forget it email campaigns at your fingertips.The beauty of automated RSS-to-email campaigns is the set it and forget it factor, knowing your email campaigns will be sent as scheduled with your new content – that was th…
    - Mar 12, 2021, 2:45pm -
  • 60+ Free Email Templates to Jumpstart Your Email Marketing
    Win the Inbox with eye-catching email campaigns and save time when it comes to design.Designing a template, especially one from scratch, can be a major frustration. But what if the hard work was already done for you? What if templates showcasing…
    - Feb 11, 2021, 5:08pm -
  • Featured Images now in Gmail Promotions Tab Bundles!
    Gmail’s recent broad rollout of promotions tab bundles will reward good, engaging emails with more opportunities to solidify that engagement.FeedBlitz is helping you make the most of that opportunity, out of the box, today, by making every email we…
    - Dec 14, 2020, 4:41pm -
  • New Mapping Feature Available with Every Email Send
    Zoom in to discover where your emails are being read.A great new feature offering more insight into your subscribers is now available with every email send and monthly insight report:Geographic data on engagement stats.And not just the numbers, t…
    - Dec 2, 2020, 9:43pm -
  • Surprise! Your Company’s Remote — Now What?
    There’s more to running a remote company than keeping up with technology.You probably didn’t plan on taking your company 100% online, but yet – here you are.Under normal circumstances, companies who shift to being fully remote plan for weeks,…
    - Apr 30, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • 3 Time Savers to Help your Email Marketing
    If you’re like the rest of us, distractions seem to be at an all-time high.Nothing is normal. Whether there are more people at home, you have to homeschool on top of your career, or you’re struggling with worry, everyone is busy. These circumst…
    - Apr 28, 2020, 7:03pm -
  • Tips Our Team Learned the Hard Way While Working Remotely
    Finding your ideal work from home rhythm isn’t as easy as you may think.When pajamas replace business casual, the fridge is now just a short walk away, and Netflix marathons are streaming on TV – working remotely from home can sound like a drea…
    - Apr 23, 2020, 2:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • NM+ Update: LA Edition
    Posted: 1/8/22 | January 8th, 2022 Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday season! As many of you know, I tested positive for COVID right before I was supposed to go to Brazil. Brazil requires a negative COVID test to enter and, w…
    - 14 days ago Jan 8, 2022, 5:45pm -
  • The Not So Lost Year
    Posted: 12/21/2021 | December 21st, 2021 At the end of 2020, I wrote about trying to recover what I called “the lost year” — the year in which I got COVID, saw all my businesses collapse, took out tons of loans to avoid bankruptcy, and, like ev…
    - 32 days ago Dec 21, 2021, 2:40pm -
  • TNN: Reclaiming Travel Writing & Storytelling
    Posted: 12/19/2021 | December 19th, 2021 In this talk, Founder & Editor in Chief of The Black Explorer magazine, Ella Paradis, shares her perspective on the decolonizing travel writing movement by challenging who gets to be called a travel writer and…
    - 34 days ago Dec 19, 2021, 4:29pm -
  • TNN: Discover the Balkans – Everything you Need to Know
    Posted: 12/19/2021 | December 19th, 2021 The countries that make up the Balkan Peninsula are some of the most stunning destinations in Europe. With an intriguing mix of cultures, breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, friendly locals, and delicio…
    - 34 days ago Dec 19, 2021, 4:29pm -
  • It’s Time to Break Up with Airbnb
    Posted: 12/14/21 | December 14th, 2021 “Fuck Airbnb,” I said to myself as I read one of their customer service replies. Despite having documentation that my host hadn’t paid the refund they agreed to give me, Airbnb decided to side with the hos…
    - 39 days ago Dec 14, 2021, 1:17pm -
  • The Best Tour Companies in Morocco
    Posted: 1/6/22 | January 6th, 2022 The undulating sand dunes. The camel rides. The hikes through the Atlas Mountains. The bustling medinas. The couscous-laced dishes. The seemingly endless mint tea. And, of course, the super friendly and welcoming pe…
    - 40 days ago Dec 13, 2021, 12:42pm -
  • NM+ Weekly Update: Aruba Edition
    Posted: 12/12/21 | December 12th, 2021 Hello from Aruba! Another week, another country, another time zone. I got to say that all this travel lately has been pretty tiring. I was just getting used to Europe’s time zone and now I’m in Aruba. This w…
    - 41 days ago Dec 12, 2021, 4:25pm -
  • TNN & FLYTE: Travel Non-Profits That Make a Difference
    We love #GivingTuesday because after the mass consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a great reminder for all of us to think outside ourselves and support our favorite non-profits. #GivingTuesday is a movement that unleashes the power o…
    - 45 days ago Dec 8, 2021, 7:36pm -
  • TNN’s December Book Club: “Conquering Mountains” with author Kristin Addis
    Do you dream of far off places, new sights, smells, tastes, and adventures as a solo female traveler? Have you been planning the trip of a lifetime but, after asking your partner, sister, best friend, cousin, and/or old high school classmate you bare…
    - 45 days ago Dec 8, 2021, 7:28pm -
  • TNN: Barcelona – More Than a Party City
    Barcelona is long known for its beaches and parties, but the Condal City has so much else to offer. Strategically located between France and the rest of Spain, Barcelona is the perfect spot to get the best of the Costa Brava, mountains, and city scen…
    - 45 days ago Dec 8, 2021, 7:16pm -

The Hustle Blog

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

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • January 2022
    Newfangled Resolutions Did you grow up with dreams of being just like everyone else? Was there a fire in your belly screaming out, “I hope to be unoriginal!” Of course not. But, every January…we all recite the same, predictable, dusty list of N…
    - 21 days ago Jan 1, 2022, 10:27am -
  • December 2021
    Look At The Pictures I know a guy… With the ability to be the life of a party. Not in some Jim Carrey, relentlessly in-your-face way. More like a switch he can flip. Whenever ice needs to be broken, he gets people laughing. If conversations at a gr…
    - 52 days ago Dec 1, 2021, 9:21am -
  • November 2021
    Howdy, I’m An Internet Cowboy Have you interacted with me? I spend my life online, that’s where I truly run free. Cowboys rush to cyberspace much like a pirate to gold. The treasure that we search for? Fresh new people to scold. ‘Tis the life o…
    - 82 days ago Nov 1, 2021, 7:02am -
  • October 2021
    Home Team When I think about growing up in West Virginia, a parade of memories begins to march through my brain… Most days in Morgantown, the population was a traffic-free 25,000. But on football Saturdays? The stadium alone had 60,000 people in it…
    - Oct 1, 2021, 7:17am -
  • September 2021
    **Final reminder for anyone who subscribes by email – the old service is ending (or has already ended). Details are in the previous 2 posts** From The Observation Deck You are a voyeur. Let’s just look at the data: You have, at some point, peeked…
    - Sep 1, 2021, 8:36am -
  • August 2021
    Quick admin note:Some of you who have subscribed via email for years weren’t able to locate the new sign-up link. It should be in the right sidebar (bottom of screen on mobile) but is also right here. Again, the previous Subscribe By Email service…
    - Aug 1, 2021, 7:13am -
  • July 2021
    Hey guys, I appreciate the overwhelming support. Just wanted to get an idea of whether the post-retirement posts are worth continuing and the answer was made very clear. I’ll be honest…a few of the responses were incredibly touching. I had some p…
    - Jul 1, 2021, 8:00am -
  • June 2021
    Monthly Measurement It has now been 2.5 years since I retired MileNerd. Crazy, right? Obviously, I’ve written a post per month since then. A bunch of you guys didn’t want me to go away and, dammit, I dig you too. So this was my way of not disappe…
    - Jun 1, 2021, 7:01am -
  • May 2021
    Love Of The Game Do you remember what you were like as a young kid? I think I know… Hyperfocused on your career? Gulping down coffee at recess just to deal with the daily weight of society? Obsessively checking your investment portfolio between sit…
    - May 1, 2021, 8:22am -
  • April 2021
    Making A Connection Friendship… It’s a word that gets thrown around pretty loosely. In ways that include a wide range of people. From Facebook “pals” to the faces at work.    But what about true friends… How many humans really understand…
    - Apr 1, 2021, 7:01am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • Review: Aeromexico 737 Business Class Mexico City to Seattle
    Aeromexico offers great connectivity to Mexico City, offering hundreds of flights a day to Mexico’s beautiful capital city. After a lovely stay in Mexico City over Thanksgiving 2021 it was time to fly home. The flight was aboard Aeromexico’s 737-…
    - 4 days ago Jan 18, 2022, 6:50pm -
  • Brussels and West Flanders: Lambic Beer and Battlefields
    I’ve been to Belgium a few times before, and changed planes in Brussels multiple times. Until this trip, I hadn’t spent any time in Brussels itself. This was just a weekend layover between flights on my trip in the fall of 2021. I arrived into Am…
    - 5 days ago Jan 17, 2022, 2:01pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Awards Now Available on Royal Air Maroc
    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan award tickets are now available on OneWorld partner Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and they are terrible.  The new award chart for Royal Air Maroc includes some of the highest one-way Transatlantic award costs. The award fees are…
    - 10 days ago Jan 11, 2022, 9:38pm -
  • If You Have Flights On Alaska Airlines This Month, Check Your Bookings
    Last Thursday, I wrote about Alaska Airlines canceling 10% of their flights through the end of January.  If you missed that post, you can read it here.  Yesterday, the flight cancellation computer was churning and I found out the hard way that I am…
    - 12 days ago Jan 10, 2022, 4:01pm -
  • Understanding American Airlines AAdvantage Loyalty Points
    American Airlines frequent flyer program is entering a new era. In 2022, American Airlines will use loyalty points to earn elite status instead of airline miles. Each loyalty point counts towards status. Loyalty points are earned by flying American A…
    - 13 days ago Jan 9, 2022, 7:25pm -
  • Breaking: Alaska Airlines Reduces Its January Schedule By 10%
    I literally just got this email from Alaska Airlines announcing a 10% reduction in departures this month.  What The Email Says To be honest, this email really doesn’t say that much which has me concerned.  Here is the email in its entirety, ver B…
    - 15 days ago Jan 6, 2022, 9:23pm -
  • AT&T and Verizon Reach Agreement With The FAA on 5G Rollout
    Last week, I wrote how the rollout of AT&T and Verizon’s new C-Band, 5G service could interfere with aircraft radio altimeters.  If you missed the original post, you can read it here so you will have the foundation of this updated story. The Probl…
    - 16 days ago Jan 6, 2022, 4:02pm -
  • Review: Hilton Tallinn Park, Estonia
    I recently stayed at the Hilton Tallinn Park for five nights and I must admit that I really enjoyed my stay here. The convenient location allowed me to explore the city on foot and the wonderful amenities allowed me to relax, refuel and recharge afte…
    - 17 days ago Jan 5, 2022, 4:00pm -
  • Dubrovnik, Exploring Without Crowds
    One more from our trip to Dubrovnik this summer. This was June 2021, and travel was pretty slow, we we had the pleasure of exploring Dubrovnik without the huge crowds that seem to have become common here. We split our time in 2 hotels, one outside th…
    - 18 days ago Jan 4, 2022, 2:01pm -
  • Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge New York – JFK
    The American Airlines Flagship JFK lounge has reopened in the post-covid era. American Airlines’ Flagship lounge is a step above the Admirals club. There are also more restrictions on who can and cannot enter the lounge. This private lounge, is mea…
    - 18 days ago Jan 4, 2022, 2:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newChase Freedom Unlimited Card $200 Bonus and 1.5% Cash Back
    The Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card offers a $200 cash bonus and unlimited 1.5% cash back on all of your purchases with no annual fee. [Read More] Chase Freedom Unlimited Card $200 Bonus and 1.5% Cash BackThe post Chase Freedom Unlimited Card…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 4:09pm -
  • Marcus by Goldman Sachs: $100 Savings Account Bonus with $10,000 Deposit
    Get a $100 bonus when you deposit $10,000 or more into a new or existing Online Savings Account with Marcus by Goldman Sachs. [Read More] Marcus by Goldman Sachs: $100 Savings Account Bonus with $10,000 DepositThe post Marcus by Goldman Sachs: $10…
    - 2 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 11:52pm -
  • Discover Bank Online Savings Account $150/$200 Bonus
    Discover Bank is offering either a $150 or $200 bonus when you open a Discover Online Savings Account and deposit either $15,000 or $25,000 to your new account within 30 days. [Read More] Discover Bank Online Savings Account $150/$200 BonusThe pos…
    - 3 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 7:33pm -
  • U.S. Bank: $300/$500 Personal Checking Account Bonus
    Earn a $300/$500 cash bonus when you open a new U.S. Bank consumer checking account with a qualifying direct deposit for a limited time, available in many states across the U.S.A. [Read More] U.S. Bank: $300/$500 Personal Checking Account BonusThe…
    - 3 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 4:11pm -
  • Santander Bank: $600 Personal Checking + $450 Business Checking Bonus (CT, DE, FL, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI)
    Santander Bank is offering up to a $600 personal checking account bonus and a $450 business checking account bonus for a limited time. [Read More] Santander Bank: $600 Personal Checking + $450 Business Checking Bonus (CT, DE, FL, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA…
    - 4 days ago Jan 18, 2022, 7:04pm -
  • TD Bank: Earn $500 Bonus with Personal Checking and Savings Accounts
    TD Bank is offering up to $500 in bonus cash when you open a new personal checking and/or savings account.New TD Bank accounts are available for residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,…
    - 4 days ago Jan 18, 2022, 5:03pm -
  • Bank of the West: Earn $250 Bonus with Any Deposit Checking Account
    Bank of the West is offering $250 in bonus cash when you open a new personal checking account online or in-branch and set up a direct deposit of at least $1,000 per month for 3 consecutive months.This Bank of the West promotion is available to resid…
    - 4 days ago Jan 18, 2022, 4:05pm -
  • Liberty Bank: $50-$350 Checking Bonus + $50 Referrals (Chicago, Illinois)
    If you live in Chicagoland, check out this Liberty Bank checking account promotion to earn up to $350 when you open a personal checking account, plus get $50 rewards for referring your friends. [Read More] Liberty Bank: $50-$350 Checking Bonus + $5…
    - 4 days ago Jan 17, 2022, 9:05pm -
  • Flushing Bank: $200-$1,000 Consumer Checking + $200-$1,700 Business Checking (NJ and NY)
    Flushing Bank will give you up to $1,000 in bonus cash for opening a new personal checking account and up to $1,700 in bonus cash for opening a new business checking account, available to applicants who reside in New York or New Jersey. [Read More]…
    - 5 days ago Jan 17, 2022, 8:10pm -
  • Citadel Credit Union: $300 Checking Bonus + $50 Referrals (Pennsylvania)
    Citadel Credit Union in Pennsylvania is offering a $300 checking account bonus in addition to $50 referral rewards. [Read More] Citadel Credit Union: $300 Checking Bonus + $50 Referrals (Pennsylvania)The post Citadel Credit Union: $300 Checking Bo…
    - 5 days ago Jan 17, 2022, 7:30pm -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newUse FB or Skymiles on upcoming flight
    Hi everyone, first post here so apologies if in the wrong section of the forum. i have a return flight coming up from AMS - DFW. I booked the ticket through KLM, all flights operated by Delta.
    - 14 mins ago Jan 22, 2022, 8:12am -
  • newUpgrade to F for partner award ticket
    Any know if I book an EK J ticket using partner miles for example JL or QF, will I able to use Skywards miles to upgrade the ticket in F at the airport on the day of travel or online?
    - 26 mins ago Jan 22, 2022, 8:00am -
  • newLayovers changed from pre covid
    For context I'm virgin crew, is it unreasonable to expect layovers to now be as long as they we're in 2019 pre covid? They we're "temporally" shortened during covid but now most the of the network is back up and flying, is it unreasonable to expect..…
    - 31 mins ago Jan 22, 2022, 7:55am -
  • newLayovers changed from pre covid
    For context I'm virgin crew, is it unreasonable to expect layovers to now be as long as they we're in 2019 pre covid? They we're "temporally" shortened during covid but now most the of the network is back up and flying, is it unreasonable to expect..…
    - 32 mins ago Jan 22, 2022, 7:54am -
  • newTicket class A changes?
    Hi all, I’ve got First (A) tickets from DXB to ZRH and then Business (J) tickets from ZRH to LHR this week. They were booked on one of Swiss’ companion deals. Due to changes on our onward flights from LHR with a different airline, combined.…
    - 52 mins ago Jan 22, 2022, 7:34am -
  • newMask types
    What type of masks does ANA accept and how strict is the enforcement wrt food/sleep (something like nose out - wake up to fix, which I had happen elsewhere)
    - 1 hour ago Jan 22, 2022, 7:03am -
  • newStatus duration questions
    Hello there, I have two questions for the HON & SEN fellow travelers more experienced than myself: a) if you are HON and you don't renew your status is there a soft landing to SEN for 2y ? b) if yes, the soft landing from SEN to FTL...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 22, 2022, 6:12am -
  • newMiddle name
    So I have a flight on thr 5th of February with Singapore Airlines CMB - SIN- MEL So when creating the KrisFlyer account I put only my First Name and Last Name as there was no field for the middle name. Now my booking has only my First and...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 22, 2022, 6:10am -
  • newParking near NUE airport
    Hello there, anyone familiar with a cheap parking nearby NUE airport? LH is running some very interesting J promotions from NUE. Most of them involves a bus transfer to MUC or a DB train to FRA. Until I get the gist, I intend to follow the...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 22, 2022, 5:36am -
  • newNext Promotion Revealed
    Saw this at the bottom of the Bonvoy email I got today! Coming Soon: Every Night Counts Even More Watch your inbox for our newest promotion! You'll earn more each night you stay between February 8 – May 4, 2022. Registration starts soon. Ver…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 22, 2022, 5:03am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newFrustration Friday Weekly Thread - Week of January 21, 2022
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. ​ - Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? - MS avenue dry up? - Did you screw up getting a bonus? ​ Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submi…
    - 22 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 10:00am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - January 21, 2022
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! ​ Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is a…
    - 22 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 10:00am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - January 21, 2022
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! ​ This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please…
    - 22 hours ago Jan 21, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Data Points Weekly - Week of January 20, 2022
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread ​ In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to…
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - January 20, 2022
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! ​ Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is a…
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Question Thread - January 20, 2022
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! ​ This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please…
    - 2 days ago Jan 20, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Question Thread - January 19, 2022
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! ​ This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please…
    - 3 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 10:00am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of January 19, 2022
    Welcome to the What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your vo…
    - 3 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - January 19, 2022
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! ​ Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is a…
    - 3 days ago Jan 19, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Bank Bonus Weekly Thread - Week of January 18, 2022
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Use it for anything related to bank accounts and bonuses, such as: ​ * Churning mechanisms (DD, etc) * Data points (did bank X bonus arrive) * Other bank account discussions/questions ​ ​ Before ask…
    - 4 days ago Jan 18, 2022, 10:00am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newWhat It’s Like for an American to Test Positive for COVID While Visiting Paris
    I just interviewed Christina Bernstein, an American vacationing in Paris, and discovered she caught Covid on her last day there. Fortunately, she’s fully vaccinated, boosted and had very mild symptoms....The post What It’s Like for an American t…
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