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The Points Guy

  • newAir Canada Adds a Revenue Requirement for 2017 Elite Status
    Well, you can blame Delta for this, too. Back in 2013, Delta made a bold move — it became the first legacy carrier to introduce a revenue requirement for earning elite status. Then, a few months later, United followed suit. Miraculously, American h…
    - 44 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newEarn 45 United Miles Per Dollar When You Buy Magazines
    Have your eye on a transatlantic business-class United flight but don’t have the 57,500 miles required to pull the trigger? Well, it’s your lucky day — through MileagePlus Shopping you can fly to Europe with a flat-bed seat for the low low…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • new5 Ways Etihad’s A380 Residence Will Blow Your Mind
    Like the video you saw above? Be sure to subscribe to TPG’s YouTube channel for more fantastic in-flight footage. In case you missed the big news – I was aboard The Residence on Etihad’s inaugural A380 flight from New York to Abu Dhabi. It was…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • new6 AAdvantage Awards to Book Before the Devaluation
    Last week, American announced a slew of changes to the AAdvantage program for next year. Among other tweaks, the program will see some significant award chart devaluations. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen goes over some of the harde…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • newWinter 2015 Buy Points and Miles Promotions Wrap-Up: Are They Worth It?
    The approaching holiday season typically brings a plethora of limited-time offers and special deals on a variety of purchases. Fortunately this also includes the points and miles universe. Some of these involve shopping portals (like United’s curre…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • newEtihad Forgot to Load My Bag on Yesterday’s Inaugural Flight
    Update: Etihad’s response has been above and beyond! Representatives reached out right away and arranged to purchase replacement clothes for me… from Armani in Dubai! Additionally, rather than providing compensation to me directly, Etihad is dona…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 12:28pm -
  • newJoin Me in The Residence on Today’s Inaugural Eithad A380 Flight From JFK!
    Etihad Airways begins flying its gorgeous new A380 between New York and Abu Dhabi this afternoon, and I’ll be on board for the first flight! Well, not only on board — I booked The Residence for today’s inaugural. While the timing isn’t t…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 10:18pm -
  • newBook Suites at The Venetian and Palazzo for 25,000 IHG Points
    Thinking about a visit to Las Vegas between December 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 and have some IHG points to burn? The chain’s flash sale for The Venetian and Palazzo makes award nights a much more attractive option. Through noon ET tomorrow (Nove…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 9:30pm -
  • Earn a 100% Bonus When You Buy or Gift IHG Points
    Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether thro…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • About Face! Airlines Flying Rear-Facing Seats
    To help you make good travel choices both coming and going, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the carriers fielding rear-facing seats and what you can expect from them. As many airlines cut back on first class and aim to cram more se…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 6:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newBooking Travel With Ultimate Rewards Versus Transferring to Partners
    If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Ink Plus Business Card or the Chase Ink Bold Business Card, you’re earning one of the most valuable flexible travel rewards currencies available. When teamed with one of these cards, Ultimate Rewar…
    - 44 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newCan You Pay for Health Insurance With a Credit Card?
    Thanks to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), individuals have more options when it comes to buying individual health insurance and paying for it themselves. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the law was g…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • newHow to Book a One-Way Singapore Airlines Award With a Stopover
    Singapore Airlines allows one free stopover on round-trip awards and up to three additional stopovers on round-trip awards for $100 each. Additionally, Singapore is one of the few airlines that allows a stopover on one-way awards. In addition to also…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:00am -
  • newTime to Earn and Burn AA Miles – Here’s How
    Come March 22, 2016, the price for award tickets booked using American Airlines AAdvantage miles are going up. This doesn’t mean that award flights flown after this day will cost more, but rather, flights booked on or after this date will have inc…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • 10 Smart Things to Do With Leftover Foreign Currency
    Your trip is ending and you find yourself with a pocket full of foreign currency. It may be just a minimal sum, or you could have far overestimated the amount of local currency you needed and have a substantial amount of foreign currency left over. T…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Chase Freedom Accountholders: Earn 10X Points on Amazon Purchases Starting Today
    Back in September, I wrote about the fourth bonus categories for the Chase Freedom, which are Amazon,, and Amazon, in particular, is a favorite merchant for many as they sell practically anything. As such, maximiz…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 7:51pm -
  • How to Work an Airline’s Schedule Change to Your Advantage
    Airline schedule changes happen and they can put a serious wrench in your plans. Depending on the airline and the amount of time the schedule has been changed by, you can use them to your advantage to get an even better routing than you had originall…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 6:00pm -
  • Rick’s Picks: Is the Barclaycard Arrival Plus for You?
    The gang here at FTG has mixed reviews on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard and I’m here to weigh in on my position on obtaining the card. As many of you know, some of the benefits have been reduced or will be this November. The c…
    - 2 days ago Nov 23, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Success Story: Two Weeks in Europe
    Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing…
    - 3 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 8:00am -
  • When to Redeem Avios vs. Arrival Miles for Short-Haul Flights
    Up until a few weeks ago, the initial British Airways Avios devaluation didn’t seem so bad because short-haul Zone 1 awards were still just 4,500 Avios one-way. That changed when British Airways announced yet another devaluation, this time affectin…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 11:00pm -

View From the Wing

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newBritish Airways devaluation got you down? Book with Iberia instead!
    The 4,500-Avios, short-haul British Airways Executive Club award has long been one of the most valuable things about the program for North Americans. On flights within the United States you pay neither fuel surcharges nor close-in booking fees, and y…
    - 10 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Don't retire to hotels, live in them!
    I've written a few speculative posts in the past based on the conceit that manufactured spend makes staying in hotels full time a cheap way to save on rent in retirement.I recently joked on Twitter that it's cheaper to stay at the Hilton in San Franc…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Do this now: select your Cash+ bonus categories for 2016's first quarter
    I got a US Bank Cash+ card a few years back as a product change from my second Flexperks Travel Rewards card. Back then the Cash+ had a somewhat more lucrative earning structure, offering a $25 prepaid Visa card as a bonus whenever you redeemed $100…
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 10:59am -
  • How much would you pay to be able to book any flight on any day?
    Another day, another devaluation.Yesterday American Airlines announced the changes they'll be making to the AAdvantage program next year. You've likely already read all about them, but in summary, they are:Revenue-based mileage earning (beginning in…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Uber is no longer selling gift credit (for now)
    A few people have reached out to me on Twitter to tell me that Uber is no longer selling gift cards. Sure enough, my account (in which I had asked them to re-enable the "Gifts" option after it mysteriously disappeared) no longer showed the option of…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Avios and cash followup: booking that Air Berlin flight
    Last month I wrote about an Air Berlin flight from Berlin to New York City, for which I was planning to redeem British Airways Avios. I had 24,000 Avios in my account, but since British Airways allows cash to be substituted for Avios at relatively f…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Portland is a city where young people go to retire
    I go to Portland, Oregon, three or four times a year. I think it's a little slice of paradise, so I thought I'd share some of the things that make it so special for me.How to get thereAmtrak. Take the Empire Builder west from Chicago or the Coast Sta…
    - 13 days ago Nov 11, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Towards a theory of hotel points and cash redemptions
    IntroductionRegular readers know that I use the concept of "imputed redemption values" to calculate the relative value of manufactured spend on co-branded hotel credit cards. I've also written about the difficulty of thinking about "points and cash"…
    - 19 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 10:59am -
  • Quick hit: in defense of Blue for Business
    Yesterday I dismissed the Blue for Business American Express credit card out of hand, writing that the "product earns 1 non-flexible Membership Rewards point everywhere, which isn't very interesting."I was quickly corrected by reader Stvr, who commen…
    - 20 days ago Nov 4, 2015, 10:59am -
  • American Express cards I'm thinking about
    IntroductionWhen I say that I don't chase signup bonuses, it sometimes gives readers the impression that I don't apply for new cards or that I don't think signup bonuses are a good deal. Nothing could be further from the truth!If I need a new card, I…
    - 21 days ago Nov 3, 2015, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Major American Airlines Award Chart Devaluation Coming in 2016
    With the American Airlines and US Airways merger an award chart devaluation at some point was sure to occur. Now, on the heels of making revenue based changes American Airlines just announced an award chart devaluation. Across the board the devaluati…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 9:02pm -
  • Chase Increasing Offers: Sapphire Preferred 55,000 Points & Freedom 15,000 Points
    Via the Frequent Miler blog, Chase is set to increase the sign-up bonuses on both the Sapphire Preferred and the Freedom credit cards. The sign-up bonus on the Sapphire Preferred card is expected to increase to a total of 55,000 points and the Freedo…
    - 19 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 9:59am -
  • 60,000 Ink Plus & 30,000 Ink Cash Sign-up Bonuses Are Back
    Chase increased the sign-up bonus for its Ink Plus business cards to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus points. This is an additional 10,000 bonus points over the normal 50,000 offer. The bonus on the Ink Cash business credit card also bumped up by 10,…
    - 39 days ago Oct 16, 2015, 1:30pm -
  • Targeted Hyatt Visa 50,000 + 5,000 Points Sign-up Bonus Offer
    Via a post on /r/churning there appears to be a new version of a sign-up bonus offered on the Chase Hyatt Visa. The standard sign-up offer is for two free nights at any Hyatt hotel after spending $1,000 within the first three months. This is a grea…
    - 41 days ago Oct 15, 2015, 8:34am -
  • 5 Best Lightweight & Packable Down Jackets for Travel
    Down jackets are the ultimate jacket for keeping you warm—lightweight and extra packable they make one of the most efficient jackets for travel. Down jackets are actually quilted (so the feathers don’t move around) jackets which contain down fe…
    - 45 days ago Oct 10, 2015, 10:26am -
  • My Recent Chase & Barclays Retention Offers
    Several of my credit card accounts were hit with their annual fees last week. Up for renewal I always have to review and assess if it’s worth paying the annual fee and keeping the card for another year. This also means calling in and finding out i…
    - 46 days ago Oct 9, 2015, 10:07am -
  • Is Merino Wool Travel Clothing Worth The Money?
    Merino wool is often talked about as the ultimate travel and outdoor clothing material. You’ve probably heard your gear-obsessed friend bragging about their merino wool shirt that they wore 5 days in a row and it didn’t even smell. I’m a h…
    - 47 days ago Oct 9, 2015, 8:21am -
  • Amex Platinum Card Adds Hilton Gold Status As Benefit
    American Express has long offered SPG Gold status, but now they just improved the benefits of their Platinum card by adding Hilton HHonors Gold status as a card benefit. Normally to earn Hilton Gold status you need to To achieve or retain HHonors Go…
    - 49 days ago Oct 7, 2015, 7:53am -
  • Amex Offers Free FICO Score
    Starting today, those who have a personal card from American Express should be eligible to get their Experian FICO score for free! I received the following e-mail today: Read: How Credit Scores Can Be Easily Increased This is great news because you d…
    - 50 days ago Oct 6, 2015, 7:04am -
  • Increased Amex Offers! EveryDay Preferred 30k Points Bonus & Blue Cash Preferred $250 Bonus
    American Express just just increased higher sign-up bonuses on two popular everyday spending credit cards. Both offers are public and can be seen using an incognito or private browsing window. The Amex EveryDay Preferred now has a public offer of…
    - 54 days ago Oct 1, 2015, 1:43pm -


  • newDiscounted Domestic Delta Awards for Winter Travel: 20k Roundtrip
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Delta is having a “Pre-Black Friday Award Sale” for roundtrip awards that cost 20,000 miles roundtrip: booked by November 30, 2015 flown January 5 to February 24, 2016 excluding February 12-16 and 19 wi…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:20pm -
  • newBuy Starpoints with 25% Discount. Good Deal?
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Until December 31, 2015, you can up to 20,000 Starpoints with up to a 25% discount on the normal purchase price. Starpoints are normally sold in increments of 500 points for 3.5 cents per point. The perce…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:56pm -
  • newFantastic First Class Space to Madrid and Europe for Summer 2016
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) American Airlines is releasing a ton of First Class award space from Miami and Dallas to Madrid for July though October, 2016. This award space is easy to connect to from anywhere in the United States, and…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 1:58pm -
  • Tons of Flat Bed Business Class to Peru for 30,000 American Airlines Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) LAN Airlines is releasing a ton of flat bed Business Class award space from Washington-Dulles to Lima next Summer and Fall. LAN launches the new route on May 2, 2016 flying Sundays, Monday, and Thursdays…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 6:25pm -
  • Icelandair Flights Now Bookable with Alaska Airlines Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Alaska Airlines miles can now book Icelandair flights. This is something I have hoped for since September when the partnership was announced. Here is the award chart for Icelandair flights with Alaska Airli…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 1:44pm -
  • Extra 10% Bonus on LifeMiles Purchases: 1.4 Cents Each
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Last week I posted that LifeMiles were being sold with a 125% bonus, bringing the price down to 1.47 cents per mile. In the past I have purchased LifeMiles when the price dipped to 1.5 cents or less because…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 6:17pm -
  • Six Experts Predicted the DevAAluation in February. How Did We Do?
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) We have all known an American Airlines award chart devaluation was coming for a long time, since United and Delta devalued in 2014. I thought I’d have a little fun with predicting the American Airlines de…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 5:45pm -
  • Will Arrival Plus Sign Up Bonus Increase to 50,000 Miles?
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) I don’t see the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® and the Chase Sapphire Preferred as similar cards at all. The Arrival Plus earns bank points that can be redeemed like cash toward an…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 12:33pm -
  • Comparison of United, Delta, and American Airlines 2016 Award Charts
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) Which airlines has the best miles and frequent flyer program? United, American, and Delta are the big three legacy carriers that most directly compete with each other in the United States. For that reason,…
    - 5 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 4:06am -
  • United Off Peak Award Sale This Winter
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info) United has announced a 15% to 25% discount on economy class awards from the US to Europe: Roundtrip awards booked between now and December 8, 2015 for flights flown between January 11 and March 10, 2016 on…
    - 5 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 3:37am -

Frequent Flier

  • newWorldwide Travel Alert! Yawn…
    Predictably, if somewhat invisibly and ineffectually, the U.S. State Department this week issued a Worldwide Travel Alert, warning of “possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.” For anyone paying even scant attention to the cov…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:37pm -
  • newFrommer’s Picks Best Places to Go in 2016
    It’s that time again, when thoughts turn to reflecting and forecasting, looking back and looking forward. You know: the best and worst and most notable of the year past. And what to do and see and watch in the year ... Read More
    - 3 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:01pm -
  • Redeem Fewer Delta Miles for Award Flights
    With the increasing prevalence of spend-based mileage-earning, it’s becoming more and more difficult to squeeze outsized value from frequent-flyer miles. At least one sure-fire mileage-maximizer remains, however: periodic award discounts, which mak…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 7:35pm -
  • Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to Turks & Caicos
    Enter the J. Crew “Sand & Snow” sweepstakes by December 24, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Parrot Bay in Turks & Caicos, including air, three nights’ hotel, daily breakfast, activities, and ... Read More
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 5:08pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Thanksgiving Travel, Bad Airline Food, & More
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 5:37pm -
  • New Hilton Bonus for December Stays
    Hilton’s 4th-quarter promotion is double points for weekday stays (Monday through Thursday nights) and triple points on weekends (Friday through Sunday nights) at all 4,300-plus Hilton HHonors hotels, through December 31. It’s one of the better H…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 5:40pm -
  • Why Airline Food Tastes Bad, and Probably Always Will
    Thought experiment: Imagine eating that coach-class chicken dinner in a quiet restaurant instead of in a cramped, noisy aircraft cruising at 35,000 feet. If you think the airline’s take on Chicken Cordon Bleu would taste better on terra firma than…
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 7:31pm -
  • Rich and Famous? There’s a Lounge for That
    Pity the globetrotting superstars and glitterati. Not only must they endure the same long lines and packed planes as the rest of us (albeit with some first-class seat time for consolation), but they have to fight their way through a ... Read More
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 5:19pm -
  • Delta Puts The ‘Premium’ In Premium Economy
    Delta’s take on premium economy, Comfort+, is in store for a privacy upgrade: partitions separating the block of more spacious seats from the rest of the coach-class cabin. According to Bloomberg, Delta will begin installing the cabin-defining pane…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 7:49pm -
  • American Confirms AAdvantage Devaluation
    Yesterday, American finally confirmed what has been widely known for two weeks: AAdvantage will follow in the footsteps of Delta’s SkyMiles and United’s MileagePlus, converting from a mileage-based to a spend-based program. Mileage Earning The ke…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 6:24pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Teach English and Live in Spain
    Cat Gaa has been teaching ESL in Seville, Spain for 9 years and she shares what life is like in Spain, how others can get jobs, and what living in Spain is like. Finding work in the European Union can be quite difficult and this article shares the st…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Why You Should Never Get a Capital One Card
    There are a lot of credit cards out there for collecting points and miles and the worst one is Capital One's Venture Card. Here's why you should never get this card if you're interested in travel hacking and traveling for free. The post Why You Shou…
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • 5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online
    Airfare is expensive and we often worry that if we buy right now, prices could drop and we’d be the person who paid the most money for the flight. Here is a step by step guide to booking your flights online and making sure you get the best deal. T…
    - 8 days ago Nov 16, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • How I Planned My Itinerary Through Southeast Asia
    Itinerary planning is a complex beast that is highly dependent on your likes and dislikes but I want to share how i go about picking places, routes, and why some places don't make the cut. This is how I decided my current route through Southeast Asia…
    - 12 days ago Nov 12, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Starting Again in Chiang Mai: The City that Inspired Me to Travel the World
    I'm back in Southeast Asia to start five months of travel and beginning in Chiang Mai, the city that inspired me to become a backpacker in the first place. It's good to finally get back on the road and to my roots again. This post explains what's com…
    - 15 days ago Nov 9, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Why Most Travel Tips Are NOT Cutting Edge: Thoughts on Travel’s Unchanging Nature
    The world of travel changes in small ways as the essential why and how never changes. Here's why you see few cutting edge travel tips and why travel doesn't have major paradigm shifts like other industries (and why that doesn't matter!)The post Why…
    - 19 days ago Nov 5, 2015, 1:25pm -
  • The NM Case Study Project: Shifting Mindset and Creating Budgets
    A few months ago, I announced a new case study program, in which I would work with a cross-section of readers and help them plan and execute their trips, walking them through all the stages of travel planning and creating a roadmap toward their dream…
    - 21 days ago Nov 3, 2015, 1:56pm -
  • How to Turn Right at Machu Picchu and Find Atlantis

    - 26 days ago Oct 29, 2015, 12:39pm -
  • A Journey of 1,000 Mint Teas: Reflections on Traveling Through Morocco
    Have you ever loved a destination but couldn’t figure out why, or a way to express your feelings? That’s my dilemma with Morocco. In August, I went with Intrepid Travel and crossed off a country that has long been on my bucket list. I rode a came…
    - 29 days ago Oct 26, 2015, 2:59pm -
  • This Site is Too Commercial (And More Great Feedback From Last Week’s Survey)
    Thanks so much to everyone who filled out the annual reader survey a few weeks ago. With over 1,000 entries, it was wonderful to read your feedback and thoughts on this website, and it’s given me great insight into what you want. Since you took the…
    - 33 days ago Oct 22, 2015, 2:15pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 88 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -



  • newTuesday
    Catching up from yesterday, since I’ve busy spying on Hyatt meetings… The new working link for that usual 90,000-mile Virgin Atlantic card is here. Through Saturday, get 20 bucks off your Visa/Mastercard gift card purchases at Office Max It’s…
    - 11 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 9:27am -
  • How To Make A Mess Of A “Giveaway”
    (This is my image of the last meeting at Hyatt headquarters) We have a lot to be thankful for this year, ladies and germs. It’s getting late, so let’s cut to the chase… We. Run. The. Hotel Game. That’s right everyone, throw your hands in…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 8:52am -
  • Hyatt Diamond Match
    It’s Friday again. How is this possible? Is time accelerating? Ok, here’s a good one… Surprisingly, Hyatt just tweeted that they’re once again matching to Diamond status without having to go through qualifying stays. Take advantage of this o…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 9:31am -
  • Requests?
    With a month’s worth of posts left in 2015, is there anything specific you’re interested in hearing from me? I sometimes feel that without comments enabled, I miss out on getting feedback from certain readers. That’s why I like to ask “for re…
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 11:26am -
  • Hump Day Deals
    They keep coming this week… A couple days ago, I mentioned a bonus for buying American miles. There are also buying promos with Southwest, Starwood, and Hyatt. Get up to 40,000 bonus Air Canada Aeroplan miles when converting points. The Wyndham c…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 9:48am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Slickdeals is way too excited about it, but Chase Sapphire is up to 50,000 points. Another 5,000 points for adding a user who makes a purchase in the first 3 months. Also, a semi-exciting $150 bonus on the Chase Freedom card. 25 bucks for the addit…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 9:43am -
  • Start Of Week Deals
    A free 500 Hilton points for signing into their shopping mall. I value a Hilton point at…actually, I can’t think of a dollar amount that small. Maybe a rupee. Speaking of Hilton, if you like booze and weak points, click here for 10,000 and a few…
    - 8 days ago Nov 16, 2015, 10:06am -
  • November AwardWallet Codes
    45 more free AwardWallet codes for you quick clickers.  Log into your account, click “Upgrade Using A Coupon,” and apply a code. This will upgrade your account for 6 months (even for existing users). Please only take 1 of these each. I’ll ed…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2015, 10:44am -
  • Thursdeals
    In spite of the terrible title, here we go: Up to 5,000 American bonus miles for shopping. Another 1,000 mile bonus for new diners. Southwest wants to give you some points for shopping too. Grinchlike Alaska is giving us less. Lufthansa decides to wa…
    - 12 days ago Nov 12, 2015, 9:43am -
  • Marriott Free Point Reminder
    Crazy how fast we move from young guy to being an old fart. As you know, I’m not a Twitter guy. I’m that dork who still uses Yahoo Mail. Yup, I’m old. Anyway, thanks to reader Carl for this reminder… “MileNerd, don’t forget the easy 1…
    - 13 days ago Nov 11, 2015, 9:28am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newSave $20 and Buy Your Mountain Collective Pass from Alaska Airlines
    Alaska Airlines usually offers several discounts throughout the ski season, including free flights, free ski days, and now discounts on ski passes. For those interested in skiing more than one mountain, the Mountain Collective pass offers two days at…
    - 52 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:52pm -
  • newQuick Deal: It Pays to Think Outside the Box
    As you may have heard from a couple of different bloggers, OfficeMax has a great promotion whereby they are quite literally paying you to walk into their store and buy gift cards. The standard deal is simple: Buy $300 in gift cards and get $20 back.…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • newMiles and Points Are an Excellent Way to Book Ski Vacations
    Skiing is one of my favorite winter activities. Although I’m generally risk averse by nature, I’ve found that pushing myself off the top of a hill and not stopping until I reach the bottom is one of the best ways to go, sort of like pushing a bab…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • newBusiness Frequent Flyer Programs Can Earn You More Rewards
    Almost every major domestic airline operates a separate program for businesses and business travelers. These may include additional loyalty benefits, special discounts, or just ways of tracking and monitoring your business travel. Some of these airl…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 12:05pm -
  • newFrequent Flyer? Win Free Lounge Access for a Year
    LoungeBuddy is one of the best apps for frequent travelers. It combines a detailed, global database on airport lounges with pictures, reviews, and a nifty feature that automatically tells you if you get in for free using your elite status or a specia…
    - 21 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 11:15pm -
  • newLondon’s View from the Shard Now Open in Time for Holiday Travelers
    If you’ve been to London recently — Megan and I were just there last Thanksgiving — then you may have seen the Shard, an enormous glass pyramid located near the Borough Market. London’s skyscraper scene is far more interesting to me than anyt…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 10:36pm -
  • Are Airlines Becoming More Reliant on Selling Miles?
    Many people who read this headline might immediately answer “Yes!” while thinking about how much revenue airlines derive from selling miles to banks and other partners. However, I’m more interested in selling miles to the passengers. Airlines…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 7:55pm -
  • Fly 2, Get 1 Free with Alaska Airlines This Ski Season
    Alaska Airlines is bringing back a popular promotion from last year’s ski season, in which you can book and fly twice to any of your favorite ski destinations and get a third ticket for free (you still pay the taxes and fees of ~$21). Qualifying sk…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 5:46pm -
  • United Airlines Transcons to Newark for $246 Round Trip
    As reported by The Points Guy, United Airlines is offering round-trip tickets between Newark and either Los Angeles or San Francisco for just $246.20 ($123.10 one-way). Fares are available from mid-December through May 2016, so there is plenty of opp…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 5:32pm -
  • 100% Bonus on IHG Points: Lowest Price of the Year at 0.575 Cents Each
    IHG Rewards is a huge loyalty program that contains InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and other brands. Ordinarily it doesn’t provide much value — I don’t think it provides a lot of points relative to the cost of its awards, and the…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 7:18pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newFlyCleaners NYC Laundry Service $10 Discount
    FlyCleaners is an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service in New York City that provides pick-up and drop-off from 6:00 AM to Midnight, 7 days a week.Plus, new FlyCleaners customers can get a $10 discount off your first laundry and dry cleaning s…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Amazon App Referral Program – $5 Off $10 Purchase and $5 Coupons
    The Amazon App Referral Program provides new users with a $5 off $10 coupon for signing into the Amazon App for the first time, plus you'll get a $5 off $10 coupon for each new user that you refer to the Amazon App, so everybody wins.Just visit this…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Voyage Privé Travel Club Referral Program £5 Vouchers
    The Voyage Privé travel club offers up to 70% off handpicked luxury travel offers.Check out Voyage Privé to get exclusive savings on amazing vacations.The post Voyage Privé Travel Club Referral Program £5 Vouchers appeared first on Maximizing M…
    - 2 days ago Nov 22, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • Top Bonus Roundup on Maximizing Money: Updated November 21, 2015
    Check out this review of the best recent promotions on Maximizing Money, updated on November 21, 2015.1. $10 Promotional Code - Buy $50 in Amazon Gift Cards to get a $10 bonus promotional code.2. Chase Premier Plus Checking $300 Bonus Co…
    - 4 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:30am -
  • Poshmark Fashion Reseller Shop $10 Free Credit and $10 Referrals
    Poshmark is a fashion reseller shop that lets you buy and resell top fashion brands at up to 70% off retail prices.Plus, you can get a free $10 credit when you enter the Invite Code PPPNU when you download the Poshmark app for iOS or Android and cre…
    - 4 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:15am -
  • Discover Card 5% Cashback Bonus Categories for 2016 1st Quarter – Gas Stations and Ground Transportation
    Discover has announced the 5% Cashback Bonus categories for the 1st Quarter of 2016 will be purchases at Gas Stations and for Ground Transportation with registration beginning on December 1, 2015.Make sure you enroll in the new 2016 Discover Cash Re…
    - 4 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:11am -
  • University of Iowa Community Credit Union $50 Referral Bonuses for Both Parties
    The University of Iowa Community Credit Union is currently offering $50 referral bonuses for both parties.Updated 11/20/2015: This referral bonus has been increased to $100 through November 30, 2015.Take advantage of this University of Iowa Communi…
    - 4 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:10am -
  • Capital One 360 Savings Account Earn up to a $500 Bonus – Offer Extended!
    Open a 360 Savings® account and earn up to a $500 bonus. Enjoy no fees.The post Capital One 360 Savings Account Earn up to a $500 Bonus – Offer Extended! appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 4 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:09am -
  • Samsung Pay $50 Rebate to Register Qualifying Card
    You can receive a $50 rebate when you register your qualifying card on Samsung Pay on your Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Note5 by November 22, 2015.The post Samsung Pay $50 Rebate to Register Qualifying Card appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 4 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 12:08am -
  • Samsung Pay $10 Free Credit with Citi MasterCard
    Samsung phone users with Samsung Pay can get a $10 statement credit when you make $10 or more in purchases with a Citi MasterCard credit card or debit card from November 19th to December 19, 2015.The post Samsung Pay $10 Free Credit with Citi Master…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 11:57pm -

Boarding Area

  • newAA Business Extra Points Expiring, What Should I Do?
    Back in January I wrote about some of my American Airlines Business Extra points that had expired. I had forgotten to redeem some points which were expiring and decided to send an e-mail to AA to try to get them back. It turned out well with my point…
    - 33 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:11pm -
  • newHoliday Shopping Portal Referral & Sign-Up Bonuses: As High As $100!
    A roundup of holiday shopping portal sign-up and referral bonuses. You can earn up to $100 with one portal!The post Holiday Shopping Portal Referral & Sign-Up Bonuses: As High As $100! appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 41 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:03pm -
  • newSave $20 and Buy Your Mountain Collective Pass from Alaska Airlines
    Alaska Airlines usually offers several discounts throughout the ski season, including free flights, free ski days, and now discounts on ski passes. For those interested in skiing more than one mountain, the Mountain Collective pass offers two days at…
    - 52 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:52pm -
  • newAmazon Black Friday Deals Week: 20% off select luggage
    While I love the idea of saving a bunch of money (who doesn’t??) I do NOT like the idea of waiting in long lines or getting up earlier than I have to. So instead of braving the crowds before the sun comes up on Black Friday, I will be doing most of…
    - 59 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:45pm -
  • newBlack Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals!
    For those of you who hate the lines on Black Friday – these deals are for you! There will be no mad rush to the electronics section, no elbow throwing, no waiting outside in the cold, and most importantly – no leaving your home! I love how the tr…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:25pm -
  • newWatching out for distracted pedestrians in Sweden
    With the popularity of smartphones in the world and with the unlimited availability of social media networks and apps, it is quite common to see folks walking down the street staring directly at their phone rather than actually watching where they’…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:05pm -
  • newThe Sad State Of American Award Availability
    I've long been an advocate for American AAdvantage. Not because I think American as such is superior to Delta or United, but rather because their loyalty program has been a point of differentiation for them.I'd like to think I've been fair to them,…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:03pm -
  • newThanksgiving Air Travel Tips
    The very busy Thanksgiving travel week is here and it’s almost always an “exciting” one with lots of lines, lots of turkey, lots of traveling families, and of course a side of weather issues in the form of snow, ice, and rain. This year it is…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:56pm -
  • newAnother week, another new hotel fee
    Major players in the hotel industry have been following the lead of the airlines in creating new kinds of fees that their customers must pay, above and beyond the nightly room rate. And now Hilton is experimenting with a significant expansion of its…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:52pm -
  • newHow One Person Earned 170,400,000 Amex Points from a Single Purchase
    I am not a big art fan so whenever I hear stories about people spending millions on paintings I feel dumbfounded. However, I am not sure I have ever heard anything quite like this. According to this National Post story, Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:46pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • A Father Turns TSA Lemons into Lemonade (And How You Can Help)
    I’m going to leave this post up for a day or two in the hopes that it gets a few hits. If anything noteworthy happens, I’m going to put yesterday’s date on it and it can be found after this post. I think every blogger has days when they really…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 1:32pm -
  • Hilton Hhonors: Yet Another Bonus
    One thing about Hilton this year is that their bonuses have been pretty generous. And it’s adding to that pattern. December Nightly Bonus This one’s easy. Simply sign up here an you’ll earn an additional 2,500 points for every stay of two night…
    - 3 days ago Nov 21, 2015, 3:36pm -
  • Delta Bans Pets in Cargo and the TSA Confiscates More Imaginary Items
    Cargo Ban on Pets As of March 1, 2016, pet owners will no longer be able to travel with their four-legged friends in the cargo hold. Frankly, I’m surprised that it took this long, because Delta has been one of the main offenders when it comes to pe…
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • A Hotel Merger; A $500+ Credit Card Sign-up Bonus; Booking Delta Comfort+
    I’ll be traveling for the next few days. The time between posts may be longer than usual. There’s one benefit to airport lounges that is vastly underrated: Listening to all the business people holding “confidential” meetings, negotiations, et…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 7:51pm -
  • Five Reasons to Go to Paris
    Friday afternoon, I was speaking with a friend of mine in Paris as she was walking down the street. A few minutes into the conversation, she burst out laughing: She had seen a man walking a pig. She made me wait while she went over to talk to the own…
    - 9 days ago Nov 15, 2015, 8:26pm -
  • Emirates Reconfigures the A380 for You (and 614 of your closest friends)
    Every once in a while, I run across something that I can’t believe I missed. In this case, I missed it several times. Nonetheless, here it is… The A380 is the biggest passenger plane in the world. Before the recent reconfiguration, Emirates could…
    - 11 days ago Nov 13, 2015, 11:33pm -
  • airberlin to Expand US Flights
    One of things that I like most about writing this blog is getting to explore airlines that I never would have had reason to talk about otherwise. Such is the case with airberlin (Apparently, they don’t capitalize the “a” which, for some reason,…
    - 12 days ago Nov 12, 2015, 10:23pm -
  • Starwood Bets Big in Las Vegas

    - 14 days ago Nov 10, 2015, 10:10pm -
  • Quick Thoughts on Rental Cars and a Credit Card Bonus
    Rental Cars I write a lot about hotels and airlines but very little about rental cars, since so few of us really think there’s much of a difference. The more I rent, the more I determine that there is. There’s nothing worse than waiting in line f…
    - 15 days ago Nov 9, 2015, 10:53pm -
  • American Leaks Changes to Frequent Flyer Program
    Last year, Delta and United announced changes to their frequent flyer programs which resulted in miles earned based on your elite status and how much you spend, rather than how far you fly. Given that there’s only minimal correlation between the di…
    - 17 days ago Nov 8, 2015, 12:26am -

The Faraway Guide

  • You Already Have The World’s Best Travel App
    We were lost. Maybe it was the fact we hadn’t stopped travelling for ten months, but Andrea and I had slipped when it came to planning. Our new plan: arrive via plane, bus or train and then figure it out...
    - 15 days ago Nov 9, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • Why Retail Cards Hurt Your Credit Score
    I have never been a big mall person. For me, spending time in a retail store is somewhere between a trip to the dentist and slow torture with no end in sight – especially with the limited risk and lucrative...
    - 23 days ago Nov 1, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Visit Russia For 72 Hours Without A Visa
    The 72-hour visa free ferry to visit Russia can save hundreds of dollars for US citizens traveling to the country. But it was bittersweet for Andrea and I, as we recently spent 4 nights at the grandiose InterContinental Moscow – and paid dearly…
    - 36 days ago Oct 19, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - 55 days ago Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - 56 days ago Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - 57 days ago Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - 58 days ago Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - 63 days ago Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - 64 days ago Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -
  • Deal Alert: $99 One Way Boston To Iceland
    WOW Air is offering an incredible deal to Iceland and a handful of other European cities, mainly departing from the northeast of the United States. $99 is the lowest fee to get there, while the...
    - 67 days ago Sep 18, 2015, 12:57pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 28 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:16pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 30 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:14pm -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 54 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:50pm -
  • newAny news about Premium Membership P3(2014)?
    Any news about Premium Membership P3 (2014)? Is there an approximate lauch time? Thanks!
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:01pm -
  • newReimagining Restaurant-Quality Dining at 35,000 Feet
    Hi everyone,As a follow-up to our recent news release about investments we’re making in dining onboard and in our United Clubs, we have a number of details to share about changes coming this weekend to every cabin on many of our North and Latin Am…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:17pm -
  • newDaily Bonus Offers Highlight
    Yesterday we started a feature on the blog portion of FFB where we will highlight a new bonus offer that was posted to the FFB sites that day. With upwards of 30 new offers added to the sites each day this bonus offer highlight feature will make it e…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 5:26pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 4 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 4:46pm -
  • newAn Introduction to
    Thanks for visiting AutoSlash's forum on ConcourseZ! AutoSlash is a unique new free service that helps people save money on car rentals. We do this in two ways:1. After you book your rental with AutoSlash, we automatically apply coupons and discou…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 4:19pm -
  • newAQDs: AC now wants us to meet minimum spends.
    This, with no further comment. Read and be guided thereby:
    - 5 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 3:23pm -
  • newHyatt sale 25% off at selected 110 properties, live now!
    I just noticed a Hyatt sale: at different dates in Europe, Asia and Middle East
    - 6 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 2:46pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • new2016 changes
    Has anyone heard about any changes for 2016?? the issues are: (1) American Airlines --it appears American will discount economy seat miles next year on Alaska Airlines:...
    - 25 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:19pm -
  • newNeed 25K UA for Plat out of BOS
    Figured I'd check with the pros if anything out there. Ideally I'd like to get this in one fell swoop... departure 12/17 +/- 3 days .. out of BOS. Would like to keep the spend
    - 29 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:15pm -
  • newthank you BA (Grace Period: Gold Upgrade for two)
    My membership ended on 9 Nov at 2335 points , but I made 565 points on the same day by flying HNL-PHX-PHL-DUB, rang BAEC gold member line and after about 10 days BA gave me a gold upgrade voucher for two as goodwill! BA normally wouldn't do this..…
    - 30 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:14pm -
  • newGalley gossip: BA to start HAV, PTY and SEZ...
    Chatting with the CSM on today's BA1, and he let slip that BA are planning the above as new routes, plus HNL, direct, using the 789. Any weight in it? Would love to visit Cuba and Panama.
    - 35 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:09pm -
  • newFare Rules Confusion
    So, this is the kind of thing that makes me think I am stupid. I usually don't pay much attention because my flights are pretty basic, but I started reading the "fare rules" to see if my flight is refundable. Line after line of single spaced,..…
    - 47 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:57pm -
  • newUA up to 45 points per mile on magazines
    On Ua shopping portal you can get 45 miles per dollar, so that is $100 for up to 4,500 miles of you have mileage plus card, or like me 40 miles per dollar, not bad for giving out lots of subscription for Xmas Very limited time
    - 53 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:51pm -
  • newStarting to get worried about my VKO-IST-HKG flight
    I've got a trip booked for early May and was about to start looking at Airbnb options, but today's events are very concerning. The tickets are for VKO-IST (2 day stopover) -HKG - IST - VKO and Russian gov't / media is talking about blocking all...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:37pm -
  • newPre-TSA Finally got a KTN number but says "mailing eligibility determination"
    After a month, i finally got a KTN number assigned.. but at the bottom it says "ELIGIBILITY DETERMINED TSA mailed you a letter with information regarding your eligibility determination. If you do not receive this letter within 10 days of...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:37pm -
  • newChecking in just outside the 24 hour window
    As a Gold, I usually try to check in online right at T-24 in order to get the free MCE seat, so I usually set my phone alarm for a few minutes earlier than that. On my last two flights, I've notices that the Check In link on the AA Android app has..…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:24pm -
  • newBooking PE on Ultimate Rewards Travel Site
    I am sure this has been discussed before, but unfortunately my limited search skills and time constraints didn't allow me to dig deeper before asking here. Looks like there isn't the choice to book Premium Economy on the Ultimate Rewards...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:18pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDiscover Rant
    I chatted with Discover today to find out about my cashback. Not only do they not have any type of decent cashback information on the statement they hand out each month but their customer service reps don't seem to have anything either. They couldn'…
    - 10 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 8:34pm -
  • newHow to Handle Questions from Wife's Family Regarding how We Travel so Much
    Our Paris, Poland, Peru, Hawaii, and Cancun trips will come up. Neither of us make enough money to justify this volume of travel. What strategy should I use in explaining how we can travel the world so easily? I guess I could vaguely explain it and…
    - 48 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:56pm -
  • newBarclay A+ statement closing caught me by surprise...
    I used my new Barclay A+ card to fund Citigold with the max CL. It went smoothly so yay! But my carefully laid plans have been tripped up - I scheduled a big prepayment but the statement closed a day before that happened - 20 days after approval. So…
    - 56 mins ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:48pm -
  • newEarn a Minimum of 47,000 IHG Points for $50
    Hey guys! I know this was brought up a couple weeks ago by /u/epcrct (via DealsWeLike) but I wanted to refresh everyone as the steps and rules are a little more clear to everyone now. I started writing a few articles for /u/loopholetravel - so if you…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:43pm -
  • newComplete dearth of AA saver's award availabilty
    I just saw the post by OMAAT who surveyed the AA's transpacific saver's award availability for J and F. Here's the link. I wonder if there's any contract lawyer or any leg…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 24, 2015, 7:32pm -
  • newFor everyone itching to MS their new CSP and Freedom, take it easy...
    Got mine on Monday, after activating, I was declined and fraud alerted for a purchase of just $3xx. Had to call in and verify my identity. Maybe this is normal for the first few days of new Chase cards? EDIT: To clarify what I think is a misunderstan…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:47pm -
  • newHow can I increase my chances of receiving good targeted offers?
    This question is asked a few times a month and always seems popular so I figured this was time we added something about it in the sidebar. First and foremost, keep in mind there is no surefire way to receive good targeted offers. For example, some ba…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 5:50pm -
  • newCitiGold - no debit card until after 30 days?
    I'm confused... how long did it take everyone to get their debit card? Please see a message I got below: Dear ---, Welcome to Citigold, my name is Ignatius. Thank you for your message requesting to upgrade your ATM card to Debit card. I would be gl…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 5:35pm -
  • new"Churning" v. Trading/Investing - How many in here also invest?
    I'm about 6 months into casually learning more about each. I wouldn't say that I'm to be doing much "churning" per se, but it is very interesting. I just got my first savings account sign up bonus of $200. The first one that I actively thought about…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 4:35pm -
  • newAirBNB/VA Deal scrutinized & canceled my reservation
    just got this email from AirBnB. I had used my sister's AMEX to book a reservation at my house. Yes, i realize this was skirting the line/dangerous, but it was worth a shot at 30,000 VA miles. "My name is ASDF and I'm a member of Airbnb's Trust and…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 3:52pm -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Tip of the Day: The Probability of Getting Caught in a Terrorist Attack Abroad
    The Probability of Getting Caught in a Terrorist Attack Abroad My friend and colleague Wendy Perrin recently wrote about the probability of getting caught in a terrorist attack abroad. With the non-stop news on the Paris terrorist attacks that has ev…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of November 24, 2015
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: The Ultimate Fast Track for VIPs at LAX American Airlines Will Let You Pay to Reach the Next Elite Tier Lufthansa’s Flight Attendants Gearing up For Yet Another Strike This Week Air Canada is offering 12 new rou…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • newTravel Contests: Week of November 24, 2015
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip to the NY Travel Show on behalf of Allianz Travel US ( contest) Win a river cruise in France (ENDS NOVEMBER 30) Win a three-night trip for two to London to see the Orlando Magic play the…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • new5 Uniquely Meaningful Thailand Experiences
    Thailand is a fascinating country to visit with a culture rooted in strong beliefs and history. There are so many unique facets that make it special: the food, arts, wellness, temples, landscapes, history, adventure, and friendly people. You may kn…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 6:00am -
  • newTravel Style: Marla Cimini
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Marla Cimini Occupation: Freelance journalist (coverin…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 4:00am -
  • newTravel Product of the Week: Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
    I first learned about the Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell from Leo Laporte, who hosts the weekly show called The Tech Guy, where I’m a weekly guest (12:30 pm PT on Saturdays). Before I went on recently, Leo recommended the Ring Doorbell, and…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 10:59pm -
  • newTravel Video of the Week: Can the TSA Find Hidden Weapons?
    The threat of terrorism has most everyone on edge these days. I don’t like to scare people but Jeff Rosen from NBC News just did an undercover report that pretty much proves TSA checks are just security theater. Jeff and his team planted Swiss Army…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 23, 2015, 10:31pm -
  • newTravel Website of the Week: NewSleeps
    Here’s a great website concept for travelers looking to stay in the newest hotels and resorts. NewSleeps lists all the brand new or recently renovated hotels in the United States. You can search by state, chain or type (Boutique, Business, Chain, o…
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  • Travel App of the Week: Finding Rover
    I grew up with dogs (and cats) and all of my siblings still have them. I don’t have any now, since I travel internationally way too much. But if I did have a dog, you can bet that I’d download Finding Rover and register my pooch with this free a…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • Québec City: A Culinary Hot Spot
    With roots that plunge deep into its French heritage, the city of Québec prides itself on its culinary prowess. The city boasts many French restaurants, some headed by Québec natives, others by émigrés from the mother country. Québec also taps i…
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  • newHyatt Diamond Fiasco, Air Canada, Airline Pilots Parody Video
    We rant about the Hyatt Diamond fiasco status match, weep with Air Canada going revenue based, laugh at a hilarious pilots parody Video and much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is … read moreThe…
    - 9 hours ago Nov 24, 2015, 11:30am -
  • More on AA Devaluation & Marriott Starwood Merger, Hilton Promos, China From Above
    We have more fun on the AA Devaluation & Marriott Starwood Merger & all the corporate BS it will unleash upon us, more Hilton Promos, Fly over China & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That … read moreThe post More on A…
    - 1 day ago Nov 23, 2015, 11:30am -
  • TBB Trip Report: Hong Kong
    Sometimes you have so many miles & points that you simply need to book something to…lower them! So I did because I can   What follows is the TBB Trip Report: Hong Kong!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. … read moreThe post TBB Trip Re…
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  • How To Support TBB – November 2015

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  • AA Devaluation Anger, Iran, T-Mobile International Roaming
    We go on ranting mode again on the AA Devaluation anger and the crap unleashed by bloggers, visit Iran, get the details on T-Mobile International Roaming and so much more! <—- obligatory exclamation mark I learned! #titanic   TBB Blog … read mor…
    - 4 days ago Nov 20, 2015, 11:30am -
  • American Airlines AADvantage Devaluation Anger, Kalach, Zoolander 2
    We cover more details on the American Airlines AADvantage devaluation which turns to anger, visit remote Kalach in Russia, laugh at the Zoolander 2 trailer and so much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! … read…
    - 5 days ago Nov 19, 2015, 11:30am -
  • AAdvantage Devaluation, Starwood Elites, Istanbul in the 1960s
    We weep again over the American Airlines AAdvantage devaluation, show you how Starwood Elites get screwed by Marriott, visit Istanbul in the 1960s & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site is ad … read mo…
    - 6 days ago Nov 18, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Marriott Buys Starwood, Star Wars Plane, 9 Iconic Hotels
    We weep over the news that Marriott buys Starwood, visit Bora Bora and Moorea for free, go inside the Star Wars Plane and 9 Iconic Hotels & much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! … read moreThe post Marriott…
    - 7 days ago Nov 17, 2015, 11:30am -
  • Award Tickets Cancellation, Redbird, Beauty Pageant
    We show you all about award tickets cancellation, what to do with your Redbird card, enjoy the first ever Beauty Pageant in 3D and so much more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order! This site … read moreThe post Awar…
    - 8 days ago Nov 16, 2015, 11:30am -
  • Inspiring Paris, Free Points Transfers, Interracial Marriages
    We bring you inspiring Paris, how to do free points transfers, an amazing story about Star Trek’s creator, the best goals in 2015, show you how to be happier & interracial marriages & more!   TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. … read moreThe post…
    - 9 days ago Nov 15, 2015, 11:30am -