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The Points Guy

  • newPilots Concerned About the Boeing 787’s Firefighting System Malfunctioning
    Aircraft fleet woes continue for Boeing, with the Guardian citing unnamed pilots who have voiced concern over the safety of the 787 Dreamliner after learning that an engine firefighting system has the potential to malfunction. On Feb. 19, 2019, the…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:00pm -
  • newBest Ways to Earn Points With the World of Hyatt Program
    Hyatt’s loyalty program has undergone some significant changes over the past couple of years. The name changed from Hyatt Gold Passport to World of Hyatt, elite status tiers were shuffled and many hotels have changed categories. But even after all…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • newWhy the Citi Premier Is Great for Road Trips and RV Rentals
    Road trips can provide great memories with family or friends, and the US certainly has some excellent routes across the country. There are great tools to rent vehicles for cheap: AutoSlash is a game-changer for finding cheap car rentals and those wit…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 9:00pm -
  • newThe Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2019
    There are lots of great travel rewards credit cards out there, but the reality is that the best one for you is the one that suits your specific travel needs. I’ve reviewed all the details, including bonus offers and perks such as Global Entry fee c…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 8:30pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Flight Cancellations Triple, Judge Orders Mechanics to Stop “Interference”
    American Airlines just scored a big victory in its ongoing labor dispute with its mechanics. At 5 p.m. CT on Friday, a judge issued a temporary restraining order against AA mechanics and its unions to refrain from “any form of interference with Ame…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • newTaj Mahal Visitors Will Be Fined for Staying Longer Than 3 Hours
    The Taj Mahal thinks visitors are overstaying their welcome. In this week’s battle against overtourism, the Taj Mahal has made yet another attempt to whittle down the nearly 50,000 visitors that pass through its doors every day. Now, guests at the…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • newDisabled United Airlines 757 Shuts Down Newark Airport, Expect Delays and Cancellations
    An “aircraft incident” involving a United Airlines Boeing 757 caused a complete shutdown at Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR) for about an hour on Saturday. The airport has reopened, but travelers can expect ongoing delays. Flight activi…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • newWhy You Should Visit Matera, This Year’s European Capital of Culture
    Checked Rome, Florence and Venice off your bucket list? Then it might be time to plan a trip to Matera, the capital of Italy’s Basilicata region and this year’s European Capital of Culture. Matera has mostly been off the tourist radar for several…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Is Making Its Standby List More Transparent
    If you’ve ever noticed that you were skipped on an American Airlines upgrade list or standby list, there’s probably a legitimate reason for it — as frustrating as it may feel. The “out of order” passenger could be a crew member who’s bee…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newParis Right Banke: A Review of the Hotel Banke, Autograph Collection
    Formerly a beautiful Belle Époque bank in Paris’s tony Opéra district, the 91-room Hotel Banke joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection earlier this year. Pros: Unique décor, friendly service, moderate room rates. Cons: Small rooms, noisy constr…
    - 8 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 5:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • 4 Ways to Always Pay Your Credit Card Balance In Full
    Credit card rewards make it easy to travel further from home and stretch our travel budgets as far as they can go, but there’s a downside to pursuing them — the potential for debt. Even if you’re frugal, it can be tempting to spend more than yo…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • My Favorite Credit Card Combo Right Now
    While I am always looking out for new credit card offers and signup bonuses to earn, I’m currently taking it easy and focusing on the cards I have. This is partly because I haven’t seen a lot of new offers that I’m eligible for, but it’s also…
    - 3 days ago Jun 12, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Watch out for This When Canceling an Airbnb Reservation
    I was working on planning for my upcoming trip to Italy when I accidentally canceled an October Airbnb reservation in Rome. I tried to backspace my way out of the cancellation, but it was too late. Within a matter of a few seconds, I received my canc…
    - 5 days ago Jun 10, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why You Should Stay at the Hotel Indigo Rome St. George & How to Book With Points
    A few weeks ago, I spent two wonderful nights at the Hotel Indigo - Rome, St. George. I was on a paid stay so I didn’t cover my hotel with rewards, but I would definitely use points or pay to stay here again if given the chance. If you’re plannin…
    - 8 days ago Jun 7, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • How I’m Gearing Up for Dynamic Awards Pricing
    The erratic behavior airline loyalty programs exhibit is one of the reasons I think loyalty is dumb — at least for me. There’s zero chance I’m going to stick with an airline that may or may not be the least expensive when they can’t even info…
    - 10 days ago Jun 5, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Review: Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card
    Bank of America doesn’t have many rewards credit cards worth writing about, but the Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card has been coming up on my radar quite a bit and I thought I’d cover it. For starters, it offers a 50,000 point sign-up…
    - 12 days ago Jun 3, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • My Italy Trip Recap (and My Favorite Rewards Redemptions)
    We definitely accomplished our goals, starting our trip in Rome and ending in Venice. While we mostly paid in cash (especially for food and entertainment), I did use points and miles to stretch our travel budget further. Here are some of my favorite…
    - 15 days ago May 31, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Here’s Why You Should Use Airline Miles for One-Way Flights
    One-way flights can be crazy expensive when you pay in cash. That may not matter to you when you’re booking with airline miles and only paying airline taxes and fees, but it represents a wasteful way to use flexible points when your award fare is t…
    - 17 days ago May 29, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • All the Ways I Used Points for Our Italy Trip in April
    It’s also been almost two years since I’ve spent time in my favorite Italian cities of Rome and Florence. We’re mostly hitting the “highlights” of Italy on this trip even though we’ve visited many times. The friends we’re traveling with…
    - 19 days ago May 27, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Traveling While Broke: A Good Idea or Financially Irresponsible?
    A traveler wrote that she had gone on a trip post-layoff and did not enjoy it precisely because of her financial situation. This got me thinking, is it a good idea to travel while broke, like some bloggers encourage, or is it financially irresponsibl…
    - 22 days ago May 24, 2019, 6:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWeekly Review: June 15, 2019
    Hello from Florida! I'm spending the week hopping between home in Miami and my mom in Tampa.Ford and I were supposed to go to Ireland this coming week, but we've decided to cancel that trip for now and instead spend time with family. I still hope to…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 7:03pm -
  • newLabor Dispute Closes Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
    There are some strange reasons that hotels might either have a delayed opening, or might be closed temporarily. For example, the St. Regis Cairo may never open because it's owned by a Qatari company. Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi, the Grand Hyatt mysterious…
    - 9 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 4:34pm -
  • newRegister For Chase Freedom Q3 2019 Bonus
    The Chase Freedom® Card is one of my favorite no annual fee credit cards, as it offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories, for up to $1,500 of spend per quarter. Most people use this as a cashback card, meaning the 5x points really transl…
    - 9 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 4:05pm -
  • newReview: WestJet Plus 737 Denver To Calgary
    Since I had flown in from Miami the same day and wanted to leave a buffer in Denver (given American's on-time performance) I had quite a long layover. I spent my time in the American Admirals Club getting caught up on work, and also walked around the…
    - 10 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • newFinnair Platinum Wing: New Helsinki Lounge With A La Carte Dining
    Helsinki Airport is an absolute joy to travel through. The airport has one of the shortest minimum connection times in Europe, so it's my favorite oneworld hub in Europe. I'd much rather connect in Helsinki than London Heathrow, for example.Well, fo…
    - 12 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 1:43pm -
  • newJudge Orders American Mechanics To Stop Delaying Flights
    A few weeks ago I wrote about how American Airlines filed a lawsuit against TWU-IAM, which is the union representing their mechanics.American and their mechanics union are currently in the middle of a heated contract negotiation. Or more accurately…
    - 13 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 12:07pm -
  • newSeaTac Airport Priority Pass Restaurant Saga Continues
    If you've been hoping to visit Floret by Cafe Flora through Priority Pass, you're out of luck -- the restaurant has just been removed from the network.This February Priority Pass added a restaurant at Seattle Tacoma Airport -- specifically, Floret…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:43am -
  • Azerbaijan Airlines Cancels New York Flights
    As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of seeking out routes that others may find to be a bit unusual. For example, looking at New York JFK alone, I'd say my three most "unusual" flights out of the airport have been on AZAL Azerbaijan to Baku, on Uzbekista…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 8:09pm -
  • American Suspends Manager Who Chewed Out Mechanic
    Last week I shared a video of an American Airlines mechanic being chewed out by his manager. While we don't know the full context, here's part of the conversation in the video:"Every time you come down here you write s*** up and you f****** leave. Y…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 6:58pm -
  • Great Hainan Business Class Fares From The US
    Hainan Airlines is generally regarded as the best airline in mainland China. They have an excellent onboard product, in terms of the seats, service, and even food and drinks.Hainan often has attractive business class fares, which can be a great way…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 5:06pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newWhy you should credit to Copa, Italian houses for $1, flying up front for less and more
    Some say less is more. I like more for less. In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, find out how you could be earning more benefits for less paid flight activity, how you could spend more time in Italy by owning a home for…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:22pm -
  • newBusiness class to Spain under $2K RT nonstop on oneworld / SkyTeam
    Premium Flights and View from the Wing are reporting some very good business class fares between New York and Spain. While basic economy can be less than $300 round trip if you catch a sale fare, this is a good price if you’re looking for paid bus…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:16pm -
  • newWyndham Rewards shopping portal promo: double points through 7/15
    Two pieces of news in one here: first, Wyndham Rewards has a shopping portal (who knew?). Second, they are offering double points for purchases made by 7/15/19. The email I received indicated that the double points promo sounded targeted, but I see t…
    - 10 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 3:02pm -
  • newDebating the best single card, why you should now combine TY points, #Bonvoyed for good and more
    This week, Greg and I continued our Facebook Live debate series and kept our streak alive of at least one of us not being home for the debate. This week, watch us disagree over speculatively transferring points and which card is the “best” single…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:38am -
  • new10% rebate on Hyatt redemptions for cardholders returns
    Hyatt is once again offering a 10% rebate on summertime points redemptions for credit card holders when you register and then redeem points between July 1, 2019 and September 2, 2019. This deal has come around over the past few summers and is a nice…
    - 23 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 2:18am -
  • Giant Eagle Visa Gift Card Deal
    Giant Eagle is offering an instant discount of $10 off of $150+ in Visa Gift Cards until 6/26/19. If you live near a store, that should make this deal work out well if you use a card that earns one of the best category bonuses at US Supermarkets. The…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 3:44pm -
  • Citi Premier 60K offer returns
    The Citi ThankYou Premier card is once again awarding 60,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 in the first three months. That’s an excellent offer on this card, though keep in mind it is not available to you if you have received a new cardmem…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 1:22pm -
  • 30K BA Avios for hosting your first airbnb stay
    The British Airways shopping portal is offering 30,000 Avios for hosting your first stay with airbnb.  The first stay must total $100 or more in order to qualify for the full 30,000 points. The portal lists the following purchase conditions: Stated…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 12:38pm -
  • Bonvoy Success: Marriott Free Night Certificate Extended Another Year
    You’d think that living in hotels would make it easy to use all the free night certificates my wife and I get from our credit cards. That’s sadly not the case. This might also seem unfair, but it’s often our dog’s fault. Our first issue is fi…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 10:39am -
  • Google Maps AR walking directions: a useful tool, only available for some so far
    Google Maps has been slowing rolling out the ability to use AR (Augmented Reality) for walking directions. I recently received a notification on my phone that I had been selected to test it out and I think this may be limited to Pixel phones at the m…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 12:20am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

Well Traveled Mile

MileValue

  • How & Why to Combine Points Between Ultimate Reward Accounts
    Chase issues seven credit cards that earn a travel reward currency called Ultimate Rewards. Not all Ultimate Rewards, however, are created equal. This post will teach you: the logistics behind moving Ultimate Reward points between accounts (your own,…
    - 4 days ago Jun 12, 2019, 3:43am -
  • Walking Across America with Points: Week 1
    Give a warm welcome to Mike Hammari, who is writing a series of guest posts about a trip across the US on foot that he is currently in the middle of…very much in the middle of. He just wrote me today thanking me for finishing up a detail for this p…
    - 10 days ago Jun 5, 2019, 9:43pm -
  • A Cost/Benefit Analysis for the Marriott Bonvoy Amex
    In the spring of 2017 I opened a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. At the beginning of this year, that card was product changed to the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card. The Mariott Bonvoy Amex Card is not open for applications. Tho…
    - 11 days ago Jun 4, 2019, 11:24pm -
  • Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread: 60k Offers End in One Week!
    Southwest is currently offering 60,000 point sign up bonuses on its three personal credit cards as well as its business credit card. The standard bonus on the personal Southwest cards is 40,000 points. At 60k, that makes getting the Companion Pass–…
    - 11 days ago Jun 4, 2019, 5:53pm -
  • Book BA Avios Awards Before Devaluation Tomorrow
    May 30 (tomorrow), the price of British Airways Avios awards flying all of the following partner airlines will increase in price: Alaska Airlines Air Italy American Airlines Cathay Pacific Finnair Japan Airlines LATAM Malaysia Airlines Qantas Qatar A…
    - 18 days ago May 29, 2019, 4:34am -
  • Buy Hilton Points Half Off: Last Chance

    - 19 days ago May 27, 2019, 6:29pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: May 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 20 days ago May 27, 2019, 3:02am -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: May 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 23 days ago May 24, 2019, 2:57am -
  • The Two Ways to Value Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses
    A note from Sarah Page: Scott originally wrote this post years ago, but it is still very much valid and important today.  Once a month we update a list of what, are in our opinion, the best travel credit cards on the market. We also update a similar…
    - 26 days ago May 20, 2019, 9:04pm -
  • Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F
    A couple weeks ago, I booked a one-way Delta One flight between Atlanta and Buenos Aires for 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles (and just $5.60 in taxes). I was pretty dang excited about the ability to do this, as it was my previous assumption…
    - 27 days ago May 20, 2019, 8:00am -

Frequent Flier

  • newFlyerTalk Finds: The Invisible Hotel
    One of the best benefits of having a trove of frequent flier miles is that it makes the world a much smaller place. When we run out of places to see, we turn to the internet to find our way to all of the hidden places making their rounds around the W…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • newEven After a 70% Devaluation, There’s Still Value in Hertz
    With an overnight devaluation of up to 70%, you may be wondering whether there is still any value left in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program. There’s no sugar-coating it: Hertz just did about the worst thing any loyalty program could possibly do,…
    - 12 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newThe New Air Force One Looks Very Familiar
    Trump recently revealed his plans for the new version of Air Force One with a completely new patriotic paint scheme, which some say bears a striking resemblance to a British Airways plane of yesteryear. Say goodbye to baby blue and white and hello to…
    - 16 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 9:00am -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: “B” is for Boorish Behavior
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week column, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory.
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 11:00pm -
  • Germany: You Can’t Fly the 737 MAX Over Our Airspace
    A Norwegian 737 MAX flight – which was being flown from Spain to Sweden for mandatory maintenance – was told to land in France when Germany refused it entry to its airspace. Norwegian stated that it had received clearance for the flight from both…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 9:30pm -
  • Adorable Grandma Gets a Nice Surprise While Boarding Flight
    In the midst of all the disturbing or frightening news that come across our screens, sometimes what we need is a box of Kleenex and a scroll through adorable posts on Reddit. This week, we came across an extremely adorable and heartwarming post. So,…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 8:00pm -
  • Should You Tip Hotel Staff (Even If Hilton’s CEO Doesn’t)?
    Hilton Hotels chief executive Christopher Nassetta is walking back a statement he made about tipping at an industry conference. After telling an audience that he generally does not leave tips to housekeepers when he travels, the company leader now vo…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Wyndham Rewards’ New, Non All-Inclusive Sweet Spots
    This year Wyndham Rewards has made several changes to their awards program, which has likely affected many devoted members. Eight all-inclusive properties were removed from the Wyndham Rewards program on June 1, which affects any travelers who are ho…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 4:25pm -
  • What, Exactly, Is Going Green on United’s New Eco-Friendly Flights
    To celebrate World Environment Day, United Airlines operated a first of its kind “Flight for the Planet.” The environmentally friendly journey from Chicago to Los Angeles neatly tied together nearly all of the carrier’s sustainability initiativ…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • A Father’s Day Sale for Dads Who Like Trains
    Want to get your dad something special for Father’ Day this year? How about a train trip? Amtrak is offering a special deal on tickets for people traveling on Father’s Day weekend throughout the United States, encouraging families to travel toget…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 9:00am -

Travel is Free

  • Cheapest Miles To Hawaii
    Continuing my reborn “cheapest miles” series is the cheapest miles to Hawaii post where I’ll list all the best airline miles deals to Hawaii, and break down some of the best options. There are tons of great Hawaii deals! There are 11,500 mile f…
    - 4 days ago Jun 11, 2019, 9:15pm -
  • Why To Consider Chasing Copa Airline’s Status
    Copa Airlines has a tight relationship with United (partnership? part ownership?) and has cloned a lot of United’s program, like its award chart. I realized that Copa upgrades work on United airlines, which made me look into the rewards program fur…
    - 6 days ago Jun 10, 2019, 5:38am -
  • TBT: The Decline Of FlyerTalk
    This week’s Throw Back Thursday is about the decline of the once single most important site for miles and points collectors. It was not only a place to get information, but a community. FlyerTalk was the center of the miles and points universe. How…
    - 9 days ago Jun 7, 2019, 12:55am -
  • Devil’s Advocate Unmasked and Podcasted [TIF Ep 7]
    Julian Kheel, the artist formerly known as “The Devil’s Advocate”, joins the podcast this week. Greg, the artist still know as “The Frequent Miler”, also joins, which is extra interesting because The Devil’s Advocate wrote “Bet You Didn…
    - 9 days ago Jun 6, 2019, 7:33pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Life in Paris, Part 3: Nothing Lasts Forever
    Posted: 6/12/2019 | June 12th, 2019 The end is here. After four months in Europe, I head home tomorrow. When I came to Paris earlier this year, everyone asked if it was forever. And, when I said I wasn’t sure, people would reply, “Oh, so you aren…
    - 4 days ago Jun 12, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • The 15 Best Walking Tours in Boston
    Posted: 6/10/19 | June 10th, 2019 I love Boston — and not just because I was born there. There are tons of free things to do in Boston, enough to keep any visitor thoroughly entertained. It’s also a historic city whose success (and survival) was…
    - 5 days ago Jun 10, 2019, 3:30pm -
  • How Much Does it Cost to Travel Colombia?
    Posted: 6/6/19 | June 6th, 2019 A trip to Colombia wasn’t going to break the bank. I knew that much. But would it be a bargain? Only a visit there would tell me for sure. And so, earlier this year, I spent over five weeks there, varying my time bet…
    - 10 days ago Jun 6, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • The 10 Best Day Trips from Paris
    Posted: 6/3/2019 | June 3rd, 2019 Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world for many reasons. Heck, I love it so much that I’m currently living here! This city has it all – and it would take a lifetime to really see. Even after a decade of…
    - 12 days ago Jun 3, 2019, 3:26pm -
  • Best Neighborhoods in Stockholm: Where to Stay During Your Visit
    Posted: 6/2/2019 | June 2nd, 2019 Stockholm is one of my favorite cities in the world. I’ve been there more times than I can count, and I even tried to move there many years ago (spoiler alert: it didn’t work out the way I planned). Made up of ov…
    - 14 days ago Jun 2, 2019, 1:22pm -
  • The Best Neighborhoods in Sydney: Where to Stay on Your Visit
    Posted: 06/2/2019 | June 2nd, 2019 Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world. It has amazing beaches, scenic shorelines, World Heritage sites, and top-notch dining. It’s a large city, and it’s very spread out. So what are the best neighbo…
    - 14 days ago Jun 2, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Eurail Global Pass
    Posted: 6/2/2019 | June 2nd, 2019 One of the most convenient ways to explore Europe is with a Eurail Global Pass. For decades, the Global Pass has allowed backpackers and intrepid explorers alike to wander the continent for both short-term and long-t…
    - 14 days ago Jun 2, 2019, 11:25am -
  • How to Spend Five Days in Boston
    Posted: 5/30/2019 | May 20th, 2019 One of the most historic cities in the United States, Boston is the city I called home for the first 25 years of my life. More a collection of towns than a metropolis like New York, Boston is a city steeped in histo…
    - 16 days ago May 30, 2019, 1:55pm -
  • Ten Years a Nomad: My Next Travel Book is Here!
    Posted: 5/28/2019 | May 28th, 2019 Though I’ve alluded to it for months, it’s time to finally let the cat fully out of the bag: I’m releasing a brand-new book!!!! It took close to two years to write (and was the hardest thing I ever wrote). But…
    - 19 days ago May 28, 2019, 9:16am -
  • Life in Paris, Part 2: Only One Month Left
    Posted: 5/20/2019 | May 20th, 2019 It feels like only days ago I came to Paris — and now it’s the middle of May. And, with more time behind me than ahead of me (I leave June 19), as I look back on my time here, I can’t say I’ve seen as much o…
    - 27 days ago May 20, 2019, 12:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

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

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • June 2019
    The Mission To Win A Car I love game shows. Always have. Probably always will. Maybe it’s my gambling nature, but something about showing up empty-handed in the morning and leaving with a car at the end of the day always seemed incredible. During m…
    - 15 days ago Jun 1, 2019, 8:02am -
  • May 2019
    The Uber Experiment You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here…
    - 46 days ago May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    Nonsensical Ethics Talk At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called…
    - 76 days ago Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Insecurity Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incred…
    - Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Impacts Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts wi…
    - Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -
  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -
  • Thank You Note
    Dear Fellow Nerds: What’s more teary-eyed than a roomful of millennials watching puppy videos on Youtube? This guy. (Damn, that made no sense) Emotions are weird, right? You really can’t plan or prepare for them…they just kind of show up. Man,…
    - Jan 9, 2019, 10:15am -
  • The State Of Miles And Points
    No way to let this final week pass without sharing some thoughts on the current state of this game. The first (and most important) question – Is this hobby dead? Of course not. If there are points to be earned, there’s still a game to be played.…
    - Jan 8, 2019, 10:22am -
  • Regrets. I Have A Few.
    This chapter of “Nerdy Weirdo Says Goodbye” was supposed to be about my biggest missteps here. Those are coming. But I need to respond to something and am clueless how to do it appropriately. Friday’s post was extremely meaningful to me. Dim bu…
    - Jan 7, 2019, 10:20am -

Doctor of Credit

  • new[MA, NH] Service Credit Union $100 Referral Bonus For Both Parties – Direct Deposit Not Required
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $100 Availability: Must be referred and I assume you must open in branch. Branches are in NH, MA. Almost all branches are in NH [Branch locations] Direct deposit required: No Additional requirements: See bel…
    - 11 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Amazon: Save on Gift Cards for Happy Dining, Regal Entertainment, Steak n Shake, BJ’s Restaurant, Famous Footwear
    Amazon released a number of new gift card deals. Three physical gift card deals:$50 Regal Entertainment gift card for $40 – starts at 12:45 pm ET for Prime members$50 Steak n Shake gift card for $40 – starts at 8:05 pm ET for Prime members$50…
    - 1 day ago Jun 15, 2019, 12:04am -
  • American Airlines Gift Cards are again Working to Trigger Amex Travel Incidental Credit
    Two data points indicate that American Airlines e-gift cards are again working to trigger American Express airline incidental credits. Presumably, physical gift cards will work too. In February, American Airlines changed how they coded gift card purc…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 9:19pm -
  • Dosh: 5% Cashback at Kroger
    The Offer Check your Dosh app for the following offer: Get 5% cashback at Kroger stores The Fine Print $10 max cash back per day Our Verdict This isn’t showing up for everyone, but a lot of people are getting it. Max this out with $200 in spend. No…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 9:12pm -
  • Hyatt Credit Cardholders Get 10% Back on Points Redeemed from July 1 – September 2
    Chase Hyatt cardholders can get 10% in points back on award stays between July 1st & September 2nd. Entire stay must be completed by September 2, 2019. You must register by July 15, 2019. In previous years existing bookings did not need to be rebooke…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Swych: Buy $200 Cabela’s GC & Get $20 Bonus Best Buy GC; Plus, Two Deals for New Swych Users
    Swych came out with three new gift card deals, one available for all users and two only for new users: All users: Buy a $200 Cabela's digital gift card + $20 Best Buy digital gift card for $200 when you use promo code: bonboy. New users: Get $100 eBa…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 7:02pm -
  • Best Current Options to Sign Up for the Southwest Credit Cards
    Chase has four Southwest cobranded cards available for signup: one business card and three personal (Plus, Premier, Priority). Until a few days ago, all four cards had a public 60,000 points bonus available. The business version still has a public 60…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 6:25pm -
  • Samsung Pay & Visa Checkout Ending Partnership
    Back in 2017 it was a partnership between Samsung Pay & Visa checkout was launched. Today Samsung Pay users are being notification that Visa checkout will no longer link to Samsung Pay as a payment option. Most people were only really using Samsung P…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 6:00pm -
  • Amtrak: 30% Off Father’s Day Sale
    The Offer Direct link to offer Amtrak is offering 30% off, you must book by June 17th, 2019 and travel between August 1 and November 7 The Fine Print Valid for sale June 13, 2019 – June 17, 2019. Valid for travel August 1, 2019 – November 7, 2019…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • [YMMV] Sam’s Club: $15 Off $50+ On First In Club Pick Up Order
    The Offer Direct link to offer (should be on homepage somewhere) Sam’s Club is offering $15 off $50+ when you use in club pick up for the first time The Fine Print Place your first Club Pickup order that totals $50 or more between 6/12/19 to 7/2/19…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 5:00pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newBest Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions Calendar – *June 15th, 2019*
    Scrolling though all our hot deals only to find most of them targeted or YMMV? Worrying about missing out on a deal or an expiration date coming up? Then check out our Hot Deals, Bank Bonuses, & Free Money Promotions Calendar that are available to e…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:46pm -
  • newPapa John’s Pizza Coupon Promotion: Buy One, Get One Free Medium or Large Pizza
    Greet the weekends with some mouth watering pizza from Papa John’s. Papa John’s is running a promotion where you can buy one medium or large pizza, get the second one free! All you need to do is apply the promo code DADBOGO at check out for th…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:45pm -
  • neweBay Discount Offer: Get $3 Off Purchase w/ Promo Code PROMO3 (YMMV)
    If you want to save extra money, be sure to take advantage of this eBay Discount offer! Right now, customers can get $3 off any of your purchases of $3.01 or more Just be sure to include promo code PROMO3 at check out to receive your discount. You s…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • newTop Hot Deals for June 15, 2019 (Discounts, Savings Tips, & More)
    Below you’ll find the top hot deals hand picked from our editors. These deals are so good, we’ve purchased one or more of these deals for ourselves. Be sure to check back on this list for new deals brought to you daily. With these top hot deals i…
    - 7 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:01pm -
  • newBBVA CD Rates: 1.90% APY on 12-Month CD Term (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, BBVA Compass offers Certificates of Deposit (CD) accounts with phenomenal rates of 1.90% APY on 12-month term. In order to open a CD, you must have a minimum opening deposit of $500. With your new account, you can enjoy features…
    - 8 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 5:47pm -
  • newTop Flight Deals for June 15, 2019 (Discount, Savings Tips, & More)
    Below you’ll find the top flight deals hand picked from our editors. These deals are so good, we booked one or more of these flights for ourselves. Be sure to check back on this list for new top flight deals brought to you daily. Now, be sure to ta…
    - 8 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 5:46pm -
  • newHuntington 5 Checking Promotion: $200 Bonus (OH, MI, IN, PA, KY, WV, IL, or WI)
    If you are an OH, MI, IN, PA, KY, WV, IL, or WI resident, you can earn $200 cash bonus by opening a Huntington Bank 5 Checking account by June 30, 2019. Simply make total deposits of at least $1,000 within 60 days of account opening. You will see t…
    - 8 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 5:15pm -
  • newTop Freebies for June 15, 2019 (Free Money, Items, Samples, & More)
    Below you’ll find the top freebie deals hand picked from our editors. Free things are awesome, so we’ve signed up/applied for these freebies ourselves while editing this list. Be sure to check back on this list for new top freebie deals brought t…
    - 19 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 6:10am -
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited Card Review: Up To $600 Cash Back
    As a flat-rate cash-back credit card, the Chase Freedom Unlimited® card is a great basic card that offers a high ongoing value at a low cost. Enjoy tons of spending options to gain an unlimited cash back. Then, redeem your cash back rewards at any t…
    - 1 day ago Jun 15, 2019, 12:44am -
  • Sam’s Club Promotions: Get $15 Off $50 Pickup Oder, Get $20 Gift Card when Joining
    Here you’ll find the latest discount codes, coupons, savings, & promotions from Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club is another established one-stop shop for all your everyday purchases and we want to let you know about the promotions they have available. B…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 11:04pm -

Travel Codex

  • Have You Experienced LAX Chaos?
    The main office for my company is in the LA area, so Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is among my most frequent destinations. There is always some level of LAX Chaos, but as with all things, some planning can help mitigate it.  While many par…
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Review: Lufthansa A320 Economy Class, London to Frankfurt
    My journey to Germany for rubber ducks finished up with a short hop from London.  I’ve flown Lufthansa longhaul coach a few times, and left consistently underwhelmed every time.  This time, though, I walked away pleasantly surprised with my short…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Use the Citi Prestige Concierge for 4th Night Free Bookings Through August
    Late last year, Citi announced some (very negative) changes to the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free hotel benefit.  Effective September 1, all Fourth Night Free bookings must go through the Citi Thank You travel portal.  While perhaps more convenient,…
    - 6 days ago Jun 10, 2019, 11:00am -
  • The Complete Guide to Cruise Line Loyalty Programs
    Note: over the coming weeks, I’m planning several posts discussing cruising.  It’s one of my favorite ways to vacation, but I find surprisingly sparse information about it on travel blogs.  I’ll kick things off with a discussion of cruise lin…
    - 9 days ago Jun 7, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Accor Hotels Poor Communication
    Customer service in the travel space is often a challenge, and a provider I rarely use showed how poor it can be at times. I expect this is especially the case for those without elite status. I didn’t have high expectations as a (very) infrequent g…
    - 10 days ago Jun 5, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • Review: JW Marriott Macau
    Known as the largest JW Marriott in Asia, the JW Marriott Macau is a fantastic 5-star hotel and resort located in the Taipa/Cotai area of Macau. The JW Marriott hotel is unique because it’s not a free-standing hotel. Instead, it’s part of five ot…
    - 11 days ago Jun 4, 2019, 2:03pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Now Includes Discounted Snacks and Lounge Access
    Alaska Airlines shared news about its main credit card today. The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card from Bank of America now comes with a few added benefits. First, if you purchase any food or beverage on the plane, you’ll get a 20% discount in…
    - 15 days ago May 31, 2019, 9:05pm -
  • Review: Plaza Premium Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 2
    After my pleasant flight in Air New Zealand Premium Economy, I had a few hours to kill at Heathrow.  Priority Pass offers one lounge option in the Queen’s Terminal, so I headed there.  The Plaza Premium Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 2 offers a…
    - 16 days ago May 31, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Booking Royal Air Maroc with Etihad Guest Miles
    Etihad Guest is one of the hidden gems of airline mileage programs. They are transfer partners of American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, Capital One Miles, and Marriott Bonvoy. They have a wide array of airline partners, one of wh…
    - 17 days ago May 30, 2019, 1:05pm -
  • Marriott Gift Cards Sent to Bonvoy Members
    For those who are (elite?) members of the Marriott Bonvoy program, watch your email inbox for an email with the subject, “Your Gift from Marriott Bonvoy”. It contains Marriott Gift Cards. Mine is for $50.  Doesn’t seem to expire, and is valid…
    - 17 days ago May 29, 2019, 3:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newParis Air Show 2019: What to look forward too
    It’s coming up to that time of year again – where the aviation community gathers together to show off their latest wares. Yes – it’s the 53rd edition of Salon du Bourget – or the Paris Air Show 2019. What to look forward to? There’s going…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 16, 2019, 12:06am -
  • newWhy you should credit to Copa, Italian houses for $1, flying up front for less and more
    Some say less is more. I like more for less. In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, find out how you could be earning more benefits for less paid flight activity, how you could spend more time in Italy by owning a home for…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:22pm -
  • newPremium Cabin Airline Seats Haven’t Improved in 30 Years
    Thirty years ago airlines offered a mostly flat comfortable seat at the front of the plane with upgraded dining. They called it first class. They also offered a middle cabin featuring recliners and 38 to 40 inches between seats, along with upgraded…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:06pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Boeing 757 Skids Off Runway At Newark
    Today a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 suffered a hard landing and skidded off a runway at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The aircraft with registration N26123 was flying from Denver as flight UA627. As a result of the extremely hard lan…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:06pm -
  • newWhy World of Hyatt Members Should Avoid the Ocean Resort Atlantic City
    I’m currently at the Ocean Resort Atlantic City, which is part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, meaning this hotel can be redeemed using World of Hyatt points. As it’s a Category 3 property, free night awards are available for 12,000 points per n…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:01pm -
  • newBusiness class to Spain under $2K RT nonstop on oneworld / SkyTeam
    Premium Flights and View from the Wing are reporting some very good business class fares between New York and Spain. While basic economy can be less than $300 round trip if you catch a sale fare, this is a good price if you’re looking for paid bus…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:16pm -
  • newHow To Not Let Your Miles Expire (Like I Did)
    I’m pretty obsessive about keeping track of my account balances. OK, I’m very obsessive about it [edit by Sharon: Yes. Yes, he is ;-)]. I’ve written about how I use the website AwardWallet to keep all of our accounts in line. If you haven’t s…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:05pm -
  • newHow American Airlines Plans to Show Its 737 MAX Jet Is Safe
    The Boeing 737 MAX jet remains grounded worldwide after two deadly crashes over the past 8 months, but American Airlines has a plan to rebuild public trust once the plane is back in the air. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told investors earlier th…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:01pm -
  • newマイレージかキャッシュか

    - 3 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:00pm -
  • newAA Gift Cards Coding for Credits Again? Rent Avengers Cabin on Airbnb, Travel Photographer of the Year!
    My latest edition of articles from around the web. Around the web is collection of articles that I found interesting that are travel related.The post AA Gift Cards Coding for Credits Again? Rent Avengers Cabin on Airbnb, Travel Photographer of the Y…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 9:07pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - 5 days ago Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is often correct. Should You…
    - 10 days ago Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - 16 days ago May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - 18 days ago May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - 23 days ago May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - 25 days ago May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -
  • Earn Hilton Honors Points With Lyft
    I’ve had an email from Hilton and Lyft sitting in my inbox for a few days, but it’s been a busy weekend, so I finally got around to opening it today. It turned out to be a promotional link between the two, so I’m glad that I did. As you probabl…
    - 27 days ago May 19, 2019, 7:08pm -
  • Delta SkyMiles Summer Flash Sale
    Do you like it hot? If you don’t, then skip to the next post. But if the summer heat of the southeast appeals to you, then I’ve got a cheap way to get you there. Delta just announced a SkyMiles summer flash sale to destinations in the southeast…
    - 32 days ago May 14, 2019, 11:28pm -
  • Choice Hotels Promotion: $50 Gift Card For Two Stays
    Choice Hotels? Trust me, you know them. The owner of brands such as Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn or Econolodge, Choice is one of the leaders in the budget and midscale segments. This month, the chain has brought back one of its most popular promotions. …
    - 33 days ago May 14, 2019, 12:16am -
  • 250 Free United Airlines Miles From MyPoints
    I’ve talked about MyPoints before but, after having gotten a reminder that they are offering 250 miles to sign up, I thought that it is worth mentioning again. Free United MileagePlus Miles from MyPoints MyPoints is a site that gives you rewards fo…
    - 36 days ago May 10, 2019, 2:15pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newLooking for The Best Lie-Flat Seats to Hawaii?
    Fly to The Aloha State in style-- and comfort! The Travel Sisters round up all of the best lie-flat seats to Hawaii so you don't have to! The post Looking for The Best Lie-Flat Seats to Hawaii? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 10 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 3:11pm -
  • Airbnb vs Hotel: What’s the Right Choice for You
    There's so much to consider when traveling. With the insurance of short-term rentals it has people stumped. Airbnb vs hotel: what's best? The post Airbnb vs Hotel: What’s the Right Choice for You appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 5:20pm -
  • Are Sustainable Flights the New Precedent?
    Banning domestic flights is on the table in France. United recently flew a biofuel and zero cabin waste flight. Is this the new precedent? The post Are Sustainable Flights the New Precedent? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 1 day ago Jun 14, 2019, 4:15pm -
  • Airport Security is Getting a Much Needed Update
    Many airports around the world are switching to the CT Scanner at airport security. That means you can leave laptops in liquids in your carry on!The post Airport Security is Getting a Much Needed Update appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 2 days ago Jun 13, 2019, 4:58pm -
  • Here’s What to Do If You Need to Renew Your Passport in a Pinch
    You're ready to set off on your international trip. But at the last minute, you see your passport is expired. Oops. Here's how to get a same day passport. The post Here’s What to Do If You Need to Renew Your Passport in a Pinch appeared first on I…
    - 2 days ago Jun 13, 2019, 4:25pm -
  • What’s the Deal With Annual Credit Card Fees?
    Annual fees can be a mystery for someone just learning the ins and outs of optimizing their credit card usage. Learn more about it here!The post What’s the Deal With Annual Credit Card Fees? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 2 days ago Jun 13, 2019, 3:41pm -
  • Don’t Forget These 8 Travel Essentials on Your Next Long Haul Flight
    When you go on your next long haul flight, be sure to come prepared! Here are 8 absolute travel essentials you should bring in your carry on!The post Don’t Forget These 8 Travel Essentials on Your Next Long Haul Flight appeared first on InsideFlye…
    - 3 days ago Jun 12, 2019, 4:47pm -
  • Best Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Miles
    Virgin Atlantic is often overlooked by travellers on the hunt for a loyalty program. Here are 11 ways to redeem that might convert you to a fan! The post Best Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Miles appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 3 days ago Jun 12, 2019, 4:26pm -
  • Kayak Near the Brooklyn Bridge for FREE!
    Need something out of the box and FREE to do while you're in New York City? Well you can kayak for free in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge!The post Kayak Near the Brooklyn Bridge for FREE! appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 3 days ago Jun 12, 2019, 3:03pm -
  • The Boeing 314 Provided Long Haul Luxury Flights
    In its day, the Boeing 314 was the most lux traveling experience in the sky. It transported the likes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill! The post The Boeing 314 Provided Long Haul Luxury Flights appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 4 days ago Jun 11, 2019, 4:07pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newQR J vs CX J?
    Looking at booking a flight ex-EU to HKG and currently narrowed it down to either CX or QR. The CX flight is both shorter (3 hour vs 11 hour transit) and cheaper (~£300pp), which seems like an easy win but I do very much enjoy a good Qsuite and..…
    - 17 mins ago Jun 16, 2019, 1:10am -
  • newQuestion: mRTW - Farthest destination from YVR in Europe 2?
    Doing 3x J trip from YVR to Europe 2 next spring. Would love to make it a true rtw if possible so looking for return via Asia (really just for fun, why not?). We're wanting to go to CDG & ATH and are open for our 3rd stop. It appears LCA at 10708 is.…
    - 27 mins ago Jun 16, 2019, 1:00am -
  • newBus Gold Delta - using before getting it?
    Hey I am thinking about applying for the card in the next couple of days. I have a flight on Tuesday with Delta so I won't get the card in time but will I still be able to get the free bag benefit? Also, does the business delta gold show on...
    - 45 mins ago Jun 16, 2019, 12:42am -
  • newBA website problems
    For the last few days I've been trying to check availability and prices on ba.com by logging in to my account, using the drop down box to select book with money and upgrade with avios, entering the airports, dates, class that I want to upgrade from,.…
    - 47 mins ago Jun 16, 2019, 12:40am -
  • newEconomy X long-haul
    Does anyone have direct experience of Economy X seating in long-haul (Hong Kong or LA)? SeatGuru shows only Row 28 as Economy X and is fairly sniffy about the seats - "The exit door protrusion and the close proximity to the lavatory may be...
    - 55 mins ago Jun 16, 2019, 12:32am -
  • newTK: VNO-HAV/CUN via Istanbul from €1584!
    Turkish is having a nice sale from Vilnius, Lithuania to Havana, Cuba and Cancun, Mexico via Istanbul. The great thing about most Turkish fares is that you can add stopovers in Istanbul for as long as you want, in effect creating the possibility of..…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 16, 2019, 12:19am -
  • newCombining PNRs to waive bag fees?
    Question about getting checked bag fees waived when traveling with others who ordinarily won't qualify for free checked bags... We are a group of four, two couples, traveling together on AS. Two of us have the B of A Alaska VISA so we each...
    - 1 hour ago Jun 16, 2019, 12:17am -
  • newis there a cap on the amount for using amex pay or other methods on a phone?
    i think that i've used my phone to pay for something once, just to try it. if i am going to "tap" my card, i find that easier than getting my phone, turning it on, etc. i just never got into the habit. but now something has me wondering. the limit..…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:53pm -
  • newAnyone have experience with the new seldom wash clothes?
    There are a small number of brands. Most are treated, light wool that doesn’t absorb sweat, odors and dirt much and is still breathable. According to some reviews I’ve seen you can wear them many days in a row without washing. It would certainly.…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:48pm -
  • newQatar Visa on arrival US Citizen
    Hey I am transiting through Doha on J. Outbound I have just under 24 hrs and return we opted for a two day stay in Doha. Will have hotel rooms for both. My concern is that I have an Israeli stamp in my passport. Will I have trouble getting a...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:24pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newManufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of June 15, 2019
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't done a…
    - 14 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - June 15, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 14 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - June 15, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 15 hours ago Jun 15, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Frustration Friday Thread - Week of June 14, 2019
    This is your place to vent about the points and miles game. Did you have a particularly hard time on your MS run this week? MS avenue dry up? Did you screw up getting a bonus? Let all your frustrations go here in this thread! submitted by /u/Au…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 11:06am -
  • Discussion Thread - June 14, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - June 14, 2019
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Jun 14, 2019, 10:06am -
  • Citi Premier - 60K TYP Bonus with $4K MSP
    SEE WHERE 60,000 BONUS POINTS CAN TAKE YOU AFTER you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months of account opening.1 Redeemable for $750 in airfare at thankyou.com. Annual Fee $95 NOT waived. https://citicards.citi.com/usc/LPACA/Citi/Rewards/Premier/external…
    - 2 days ago Jun 13, 2019, 2:16pm -
  • Freedom Q3 Bonus Categories: Gas Stations and Streaming Services.
    Courtesy of OMAAT and TPG. submitted by /u/LumpyLump76 [link] [comments]
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  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of June 13, 2019
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
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  • Discussion Thread - June 13, 2019
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
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    I grew up in Connecticut and even though I call California home now, I love going back to the East Coast during the summertime. It’s so beautiful and if you’re...The post 5 New England Summer Road Trip Ideas appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • 10 Things to Do in Durban, South Africa
    Durban, South Africa, touts itself as “the warmest place to be,” a place of friendly people and year-round balmy temperatures. This vibrant harbor city on the eastern shore of South...The post 10 Things to Do in Durban, South Africa appeared fir…
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  • How Hard is it to Get the American Express Business Gold Card?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post How Hard is it to Get the American Express Business Gold Card?…
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  • You Can Get an Expedited Passport and Passport Photos at FedEx Office
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Steven F., who says: “Thought this was a good share...The post You Can Get an Expedited Passport and Passport Photos at FedEx Office a…
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  • 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do in South Africa
    South Africa is a massive country, the size of France and Spain combined, and it varies in both landscape and culture. From picturesque beach towns to soaring mountains to semi-desert...The post 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do in South Africa ap…
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  • Brand New Marriott Bonvoy Bold with 50,000 Bonus Points
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  • You Can’t Bring Certain Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications to Japan
    I’ve written before about the importance of bringing a prescription (and refills) with any medications you need to travel with. But there’s a step you need to take before all...The post You Can’t Bring Certain Over-the-Counter and Prescription…
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  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 12, 2019
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 12, 2019 appeared first…
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  • Travel Contests: Week of June 12, 2019
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip to Beverly Hills Win epic summer experiences from DQ and Coca-Cola Win flights for two to your choice of Sydney, Melbourne or...The post Travel Contests: Week of June 12, 2019 appeared first on Johnn…
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  • Before Flying With a Pet, Know These 6 Debunked Pet Travel Myths
    Flying with a pet can be tricky. For starters, different airlines have different policies (you should always visit this website and contact your airline in advance). In addition there are...The post Before Flying With a Pet, Know These 6 Debunked Pe…
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