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The Points Guy

  • newEurope’s Most Luxurious Indoor Hotel Pools
    When you think of hotel swimming pools, tropical destinations with fruity drinks usually come to mind first. There’s nothing better than cooling off beneath the swaying palm trees, right? That is, until you’re smack dab in the middle of the Swiss…
    - 40 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newHow Professional Flight Companions Open Up the World for Nervous Flyers
    For most of us, a flight is the beginning of a new adventure, an opportunity to fill in yet a little more of the unknown corners of the world For Laura L., it’s a nightmare. The victim of horrific childhood abuse that included confinement, Laura su…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • newApp Review: Seated Rewards for Dining Out
    As many credit-card issuers have come to notice, Americans have an appetite for dining out — myself included. But what’s even better than just going to the most talked-about restaurant is getting paid to do so. Thankfully, the app Seated allows y…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newThe 5 Best United Clubs in the World
    United offers a fantastic new hangout at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), called the Polaris Lounge. But there’s only one available so far, and access is limited to business or first-class passengers traveling on a long-haul United Pol…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • new10 Things No One Tells You About Washington, DC
    The vast majority of visitors to Washington, DC, know the best hits before they ever set foot here: the Capitol Building, the White House, the Washington Monument and so on. Visit them all and you’ll have an educational, action-packed weekend, sur…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • newAirlines Report a Record $38 Billion in Expected Profits for 2018
    This is an incredibly profitable time for airlines, as highlighted again this week in a International Air Transport Association (IATA) report. The report is headlined with a yawn-inducing “Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018,” but insi…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 11:02pm -
  • new6 Travel Predictions for 2018
    Most of our prophecies for 2017 held up well, so once again we’re looking at the year ahead. Many of these predictions would have seemed implausible just a few years ago, but with the rapidly changing global landscape — especially in technology…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: West Coast to Hawaii from $336 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:54pm -
  • newFlight Cancellations Top 2,300 as Snowstorm Wreaks Havoc
    Friday and Saturday have been rough days for many travelers up and down the East Coast, with winter weather fueling the cancellation of over 1,500 flights Friday and another 800 flights Saturday. According to flight cancellation/delay tracker FlightA…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:28pm -
  • newHotel Review: Rainforest Junior Suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, Malaysia
    The world’s newest Ritz-Carlton was the ideal setting for a last-minute beach getaway. Pros: great award availability, charming staff. Cons: Not all rooms were open, and there were service snafus.
    - 21 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newGovernment Withdraws Plan to Regulate What You See When You Search for Airfare
    In January the Department of Transportation published a 'supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking' on their existing rulemaking docket from 2014 regarding transparency of ancillary fees.DOT proposed to that fees for first and second checked bag an…
    - 6 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:34pm -
  • newWoman Kicked Off Flight for Breastfeeding Her Crying 2 Year Old
    A woman traveling with her elderly parents and her two year old was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight. Spirit says it’s for failing to follow crewmember instructions. But the crux of the matter is what were those crewmember instructions.Since it…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 2:34pm -
  • newAmerican Will Have Seat Power On The Old US Airways Planes — Eight Years Into The Merger
    American Airlines has offered inflight power to passengers for years, but US Airways didn’t. In fact, after America West acquired US Airways they removed power from the US Airways planes that already had it. The idea was to reduce weight and save f…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 12:34pm -
  • newUS Airlines Again Will Earn Half the World’s Profits
    After earning more than half the world’s airline industry profits for three consecutive years, US airlines will only earn nearly half the world’s profits for 2017.Remember that the next time you hear about an airline asking government for specia…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 12:04am -
  • newWatch My Credit Score Bounce Around Like a Yo-yo
    FICO scores (versus VantageScore) are used in 90% of credit decisions. FICO is used in mortgages, which is precisely what I care about my credit score for. I’m not marginal for an auto loan. Most of the time I don't worry about my credit score. P…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 9:34pm -
  • newAdvice From American Airlines for Dealing With a Smelly Seatmate and Elderly Men Fight on a Beach
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Advice From American Airlines for Dealing With a Smelly Seatmate and Elder…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 7:34pm -
  • newBritish Airways Shows How Cuts to Quality Destroy an Airline Brand
    British Airways no longer has a positive net promoter score among its own customers. They obliterated their reputation very quickly. And data shows that customers have become more likely to leave British Airways for a low cost carrier. So rather…
    - 23 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 5:34pm -
  • American Airlines: Nothing But Soup for You!
    I don't even think it matters how "tasty" it is, this reader notes that he "ended up with red stains on [his] white shirt" despite there not even being any turbulence which American might want to consider does sometimes happen. On an airplane.Conti…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 3:34pm -
  • Won’t Last: Up to 40% Off Tumi Bags
    Tumi doesn’t often big sales. It’s expensive luggage, but it’s the archetypal bag for the business traveler. People love their Tumi bags, and they usually pay full price unless they’re just taking whatever’s on clearance. Amazon currently h…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 2:15pm -
  • Even Losing Their Trade Dispute With Gulf Carriers, the Big US Airlines Have Won
    After two and a half years of intense lobbying by Delta, American, and United they haven't been able to get the US government to abrogate its Open Skies treaty with the UAE and Qatar and impose limits on flights and on price discounting by Emirates,…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 12:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newMalaysia Airlines Is Adding A350 Flights To Tokyo & Auckland
    A bit over a week ago, Malaysia Airlines took delivery of their first Airbus A350. Over the coming weeks Malaysia Airlines will be operating the brand new plane on some routes within Asia, in order to familiarize crews with the differences and work…
    - 43 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:57pm -
  • newEmirates Vs. Etihad Vs. Qatar – Who Has The Best Economy Class?
    This comparison has taken way too long to publish, but I hope you will find it helpful despite the wait!In August, I took a trip from Europe to India, flew around the Middle East, and then flew back to Europe. The purpose was to record a head-on com…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:17pm -
  • newWeekly Review: December 9, 2017
    Hello from Mexico City! After spending a few days on Easter Island, we're now spending some time in Mexico City, which is my first time actually visiting the city in over a decade. We're having a great time, and the food has been outstanding. This re…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 9:03pm -
  • newWhy The Chase Sapphire Preferred Is Still The Ideal First Credit Card To Get
    For many years the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card was basically the undisputed best credit card for maximizing miles & points. However, the past few years we've seen many new credit cards introduced, as well as additional perks added to existing c…
    - 23 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 5:20pm -
  • Crazy: 5 US Airlines Want To Add More Flights To Cuba
    Last year Cuba was more or less opened up to American tourism, and as a result, we saw US airlines add an unsustainable amount of capacity between the US and Cuba. For a moment traveling to Cuba was the new hot thing to do, though as Americans began…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 4:12pm -
  • Ouch: Qatar Airways A321 Badly Damaged In Fire At Doha Airport
    This looks pretty bad. Yesterday a Qatar Airways A321 was undergoing maintenance at a remote stand at Doha's Hamad International Airport, and apparently the inflight entertainment satellite antenna caught fire. This was on the A321 with the tail numb…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 2:47pm -
  • Review: Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport
    After landing on Etihad from Beirut, I made my way through immigration toward the Premier Inn. After spending the last two nights on economy class flights, I was beyond excited to sleep in a real bed.It was a long walk from arrivals to the hotel. Th…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 2:14pm -
  • Aegean Is Offering A 40% Bonus On Purchased Miles
    Earlier I wrote about how Aegean's Miles+Bonus program is now allowing online Star Alliance award bookings, which is a nice development for those who have miles with them. While the best way to collect Aegean miles is to credit Star Alliance flights…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 9:45pm -
  • The DOT’s Initial Response To My Complaint
    Yesterday I wrote about how I filed a complaint with the DOT regarding the Aeroplan issued award tickets for travel in Swiss first class that were made available over a week ago. Based on statements from Aeroplan, it appears that Swiss has no intenti…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 7:03pm -
  • You Can Now Redeem Aegean Miles For Star Alliance Awards Online
    Aegean is one of the smaller Star Alliance airlines out there, though they have a lucrative frequent flyer program, even for those who don't fly with the airline often. I've written about the Aegean Miles+Bonus program in the past, and what sets it a…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 5:58pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newGet $60 back on $300 at Hilton & Curio [Targeted]
    A new Amex Offer came out a couple of days ago that could come in handy if you have holiday travel on the horizon: Spend $300 at Hilton or Curio, get $60 back. This offer is targeted, but it seems pretty widely available. The Deal Spend $300+ at p…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:03pm -
  • newLast Chance Deals: Oodles of Ultimate Rewards, money back on gifts, transfer bonuses, and more
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This week, the most notable deal ending is 10x at Walmart.com using Chase Pay. That offer is good on up to $325 in purchases…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 11:38am -
  • newUsing miles for gift cards, save 40% on a flight, keeping up the side hustle and more
    This week around the web, a couple of personal finance-related posts caught my eye. While I haven’t ever redeemed my miles at 1c each for gift cards — does it make sense in some scenarios? I’ve argued no in the past — but maybe I’ve been pe…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 12:16am -
  • Competition is great news for us; war on gaming and financial review isn’t
    The biggest news of the week in the credit cards and loyalty space is undeniably the announcement of the future of the Marriott credit cards: and the news couldn’t possibly be much better for consumers. Of course, the news of new Marriott card opp…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 11:39am -
  • Use your travel fee credits before its too late
    A number of credit cards offer a fixed amount of travel fee reimbursements each year.  Many of these are calendar year based, which means that there’s not much time left to earn those credits if you haven’t already.  Here’s a roundup of what…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2017, 1:39am -
  • Serve One VIP to be discontinued
        Serve is a type of prepaid card that can be loaded via cash or debit card at a variety of retail locations. There are several “flavors” of Serve — you can read more about all of them here: Complete guide to the many flavors of Serve. Whi…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2017, 12:07am -
  • A 91K IHG Accelerate offer: What did you get?
    IHG is out with their first Accelerate promotion of 2018: It’s Go Time. As has been the case with Accelerate offers for quite some time, the offers are targeted, so you’ll have to log in to see your offer. See the link below. The Deal Registrati…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Shop until you’re dropped: Chase Financial Review freezes account
    Recently, my wife opened a couple of new Chase credit cards; among them was a Chase Marriott Rewards card. A couple of days ago, she went to make a purchase online and received an error message that the purchase could not be completed — her card wa…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 11:38am -
  • Easy points: 3% off Five Back Visas, stack with 1% portal rewards
    Giftcardmall is offering a terrific promotion that I’m sure won’t last: 3% off Five Back Visa Gift Cards (scheduled for 12/7-12/9, but I wouldn’t bet on it lasting longer than a day). That’s a nice deal that doesn’t come around often. Un…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 5:02pm -
  • Extra 1x at Walmart.com and other retailers
    There’s a new offer out this morning to earn an extra Membership Rewards point per dollar at Walmart.com through 12/31/17. This would be in addition to your normal earnings. My wife and I found this on almost all of our cards that earn Membersh…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 3:17pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Table stakes for a decent Marriott credit card reboot
    I've been traveling all week, but followed with interest the announcement that Marriott will be rebooting their credit card lineup, with "mass consumer," "premium," and "super premium" credit cards offered by Chase and American Express. Having no int…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 11:27pm -
  • Actually Moviepass is good
    Like a lot of people, I signed up for Moviepass when they recently lowered the monthly price to $9.95. Like so many people, in fact, that it took a few months for my Moviepass debit card to arrive. Some theatres apparently allow electronic ticketing…
    - 9 days ago Dec 1, 2017, 6:39pm -
  • Lifecycle effects, Thanksgiving car rental edition
    I often talk about lifecycle effects when it comes to travel hacking. That's what I call the phenomenon of people believing that travel hacking has become objectively more difficult when in fact it's their own lifecycle progression that has made them…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Travel hacking with less manufactured spend
    It seems that the travel hacking community has been thrown into one of its periodic panics, first over the loss of a popular gift card reselling opportunity and then an online bill payment option. I don't participate in such panics myself, but it's a…
    - 23 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, or Ink Preferred for Ultimate Rewards transferability?
    I am on the record believing that much of the caterwauling about the end of travel hacking is essentially an artifact of individual travel hackers aging and having more responsibilities in other parts of their lives and less time to dedicate to the g…
    - 30 days ago Nov 10, 2017, 10:59am -
  • The right ways to get to Evian-les-Bains
    I recently wrote about my trip to Europe which involved a very expensive cab ride about 50% of the way around Lake Geneva, from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Evian-les-Bains, France.The basic mechanics of the problem were simple, and I knew them in advan…
    - 33 days ago Nov 7, 2017, 10:59am -
  • American Express's new co-branded Hilton credit cards
    I've been reading with interest this morning about the revamped lineup of co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards American Express will be launching soon. Since I earn a lot of Hilton Honors points with my current Surpass card (and I stay at a lot of H…
    - 39 days ago Nov 1, 2017, 2:33pm -
  • How to make Delta's (bad) squeaky wheel policy work for you
    If you spend much time around here, you know that I like flying on Delta. There are some catches, of course: if you prefer flying on Delta you'll probably want to get an American Express Delta Platinum or Reserve card and meet the high spend threshol…
    - 41 days ago Oct 30, 2017, 5:28pm -
  • Anatomy of a (partly) award trip: France, Switzerland, Germany
    This week I'm on my first big vacation since last summer's Club Carlson-financed trip around Central Europe, which means it's time for one of my patented anatomies of an award trip. You can find previous entries in the series here.Getting there: Unit…
    - 48 days ago Oct 23, 2017, 3:46pm -
  • Walmart Money Center debit limit problem solving; gone vacationing
    I have never felt the impulse to constantly repeat, here on the blog, every manufactured spend technique that still works. People periodically send me e-mails or leave comments on ancient posts asking, "does this still work?" and my response is usual…
    - 51 days ago Oct 20, 2017, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • Alaska Award Sale: 10k Transcontinental, 12.5k to Hawaii
    While not widely publicized, right now you can book flights within the United States or to Hawaii for less Alaska Miles in January or February than it would typically cost you. There are various routes on sale, from short hops between Albuquerque and…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 5:12pm -
  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards December 2017
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford To take your family on vacation To visit home for the holidays To earn big rewards…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 7:34pm -
  • New Marriott Credit Cards Coming From BOTH Amex & Chase
    We’ve been wondering for a while now how the future of Marriott/Starwood Preferred Guest/Ritz Carlton merger would play out in the credit card sphere. The three loyalty programs all have co-branded credit cards, Marriott and Ritz Carlton with Chase…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 11:32pm -
  • Singapore Devalues Star Alliance Award Chart; Best Awards Untouched
    REMINDER: Singapore’s award prices to Europe in First Class and Africa, Asia, and Oceania in all classes are increasing in price as of December 7, 2017 (this Thursday). If you were planning on booking one of these awards, do so now to save.  Effec…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 8:33pm -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer!
    There is a targeted offer available through creditcards.com’s CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 on your new Platinum within three months of opening it. The current public offer is 60,000 Membership Rewards for spendi…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 3:13pm -
  • Have You Maxed Out the 2017 Travel Credits on Your Premium Cards?
    If you applied for a Chase Sapphire Reserve card before May 21, 2017, have an Amex Platinum (opened anytime), or have a Citi Prestige (opened anytime), then pay attention. This is an important reminder to not forget to maximize the benefits of your…
    - 10 days ago Nov 30, 2017, 10:42pm -
  • Status Update on Marriott & SPG Merger
    As time carries on Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest are slowly altering their loyalty programs to prepare for integration. This morning Marriott announced a few new changes that will affect both Marriott and SPG members. A Brief Catch-Up Marriot…
    - 12 days ago Nov 28, 2017, 9:09pm -
  • Hawaiian Airlines Barclaycard with 50,000 Bonus Miles
    Until December 31, 2017, the Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines MasterCard is offering 50,000 bonus Hawaiian miles after you spend $3,000 in your first 90 days. The card also comes with a one-time 50% companion discount for roundtrip travel between the Un…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2017, 7:18pm -
  • Big Avianca LifeMiles Sale Means Cheap Business Tickets to Europe
    Avianca LifeMiles is offering a bonus of up to 145% on purchased miles through November 27, 2017 (this Monday). You’ll need to sign into your Avianca account to view the sale. You can buy up to 200,000 LifeMiles during the sale and get up to 29…
    - 15 days ago Nov 25, 2017, 8:30pm -
  • Airline Black Friday Sales: Discounted Miles, 90% Off Fares
    Many airlines are having sales today. Here’s a roundup: American Airlines: 1.77 Cent Miles American Airlines is offering up to 120,000 bonus miles for miles purchases made by Monday November 27, 2017. If you buy the largest amount possible, you c…
    - 16 days ago Nov 24, 2017, 6:00pm -

Frequent Flier

  • Airlines No Longer Required to Disclose Baggage Fees
    The Trump administration is withdrawing an Obama-era proposal requiring airlines and ticket agencies to disclose baggage fees as soon as passengers begin the process of buying tickets. The Department of Transportation (DOT) posted a notice on the Fe…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Close Call at JFK After Plane Lands on Wrong Runway
    This week, an aircraft operated by Volaris nearly landed on a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on which a Delta Air Lines flight was preparing to take off. The Delta flight was told to “cancel take off plans” by air traffic c…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2017, 12:49am -
  • CDC Calls for Greater Smoking Restrictions at Airports
    A new CDC report finds that airport authorities and municipalities need to do a better job of restricting smoking in indoor areas at some of busiest international airports around the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atla…
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2017, 12:08am -
  • British Airways Has Lost Favor Among Flyers
    Net promoter score survey declines, with flyers arguing the airline isn’t a good value for their money. British Airways is taking a nosedive, but not in an airplane or a stock market. Instead, the carrier is lagging behind other airlines in public…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 11:42pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: the Turbulence Made Me Do It!
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 11:31pm -
  • Carriers Allow Free Travel Changes Due to SoCal Fires
    Due to wildfires that have worked their way across Southern California in the last week, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines are waiving fees for changes in travel plans. JetBlue, in particular, claimed that flyers traveling thr…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 10:39pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Ends Partnership with Air France, KLM
    First, Delta Air Lines. Then, Aeroméxico. Alaska Airlines is dropping its SkyTeam partners like crazy, and now the airline is parting ways with two more SkyTeam carriers, Air France and KLM. Effective April 30, the partnership between the airlines…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 5:51pm -
  • My Favorite Cards for Manufactured Spend
    Manufactured spending is a great way to keep earning miles beyond the sign-up bonus. While I generate quite a bit of miles via manufactured spending, I’m pretty risk-averse and try not to overdo it. The goal is to earn a large number of miles witho…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Alaska and Air France End Partnership
    The long-rumored partnership dissolution between Air France and Alaska Airlines was announced this week via a statement on Alaska Airlines’ website. The statement reads: “Effective April 30th, 2018, the partnership between Air France and Alaska A…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Finnair to Introduce Dine-On-Demand for Business Class
    On February 7 of next year, Finnair will debut a revamped Business Class experience, complete with an on-demand dining service available to passengers, who will have access to offerings from a menu designed by Swedish chef Tommy Myllymäki. The dine…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom
    Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 2:12pm -
  • Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom
    Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a wr…
    - 10 days ago Nov 30, 2017, 4:05pm -
  • Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!
    This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2017, 2:09pm -
  • A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel
    We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagasc…
    - 19 days ago Nov 21, 2017, 3:19pm -
  • Win a Trip Around the World Contest (Updates)
    On October 30th, I released the third edition of my book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. If there’s one constant in travel, it’s that it is forever changing. And so the tips and prices I wrote in the last edition, which only came out two y…
    - 23 days ago Nov 17, 2017, 4:19pm -
  • The Best Lesbian Travel Blogs
    While there are many popular solo travel blogs, luxury blogs, and budget travel blogs, it can be a bit more challenging to find quality content for LGBT travelers. In this month's LGBT column, Dani from Globetrotter Girls shares her favorite lesbian…
    - 24 days ago Nov 16, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • How to Travel Around Madagascar
    Madagascar. It’s more than an incorrect (but fun) DreamWorks movie. Located off the eastern coast of Africa, this island, nearly the size of France and the third largest in the world, has a population over 20 million but sees only about 325,000 tou…
    - 27 days ago Nov 13, 2017, 1:52pm -
  • The Top Things to See and Do in Madagascar
    Madagascar, a country famed for lemurs, baobab trees, birding, and jungles, offers visitors a rich playground to explore. I was enthralled by its beauty: the sweeping canyons and gorges, the grand waterfalls, and the sheer diversity of the landscape.…
    - 31 days ago Nov 9, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Books that Will Inspire You to Visit Africa
    In this guest post, Cameron and Natasha from The World Pursuit share their favorite books about Africa. Insightful, inspiring, heartbreaking, and everything in between, these books will tempt you to book a trip to the continent so you can see first-h…
    - 34 days ago Nov 6, 2017, 2:19pm -
  • Win a Trip Around The World!
    Twelve years ago I was inspired to travel the world by a group of backpackers in Thailand. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to have been able to build a business around my passion for travel. With the release of a new edition of my book, How to…
    - 41 days ago Oct 30, 2017, 1:10pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • Intercontinental Promo
    Sign in and register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promo to see what your offer is. It could be tens of thousands of extra points for stays you were going to make anyway. Or it could be a whole lot of nothing. Probably won’t be your favorite promo…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 9:00am -
  • Wyndham Increase
    Here’s a new link for the Wyndham card from Barclays. It’s back up to 45,000 points (good for 3 nights). I continue to have an inconsistent relationship with this bank. Sometimes they love me and sometimes they look at me like I’m eating a stea…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 9:30am -
  • Buying Miles
    What are the odds of me buying miles? Well, they’re not good. Probably a better chance of me going to the ballet. Or eating fish from a drive-thru. Or giving an enthusiastic belly rub to a dog…and then its owner. But if you somehow lack all other…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 9:57am -
  • FlexPerks Promos
    Some of you are big fans of FlexPerks points (I am too). If you’re a cardholder and haven’t looked at your promos lately, give it a quick click. I’m seeing some bonuses like 2,000 points for a little spending and 500 points for connecting my ce…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 8:45am -
  • Flights For A Year
    My not-so-secret crush known as JetBlue Airways is giving away 3 “All You Can Jet” passes. In English, that means a year of free flights for you and a companion. Other than automatic entries for booking flights, you can also enter by mail. Check…
    - 6 days ago Dec 4, 2017, 9:16am -
  • The Top 25 Credit Cards
    (If you see any errors, please let me know. I try to keep a full list, but it’s a lot of information and I do make mistakes)   Significant Changes Since Last Month: -Weird Marriott Premier link added. Citi Thank You 50,000-point link added. -Some…
    - 9 days ago Dec 1, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Charity Miles
    At this point, I don’t think I know a single person who has stayed untouched by cancer. It has certainly touched my life. If you’re interested in making a donation before mid-December, you’ll get 25 American miles per dollar for it.  
    - 10 days ago Nov 30, 2017, 8:50am -
  • Wednesday Stuff
    Some AAA offices are selling fee-free Visa gift cards again (through Christmas), there are sales at Southwest and JetBlue again (not shockingly), and Delta has some new card links up again (60,000 dongs for gold).
    - 11 days ago Nov 29, 2017, 10:02am -
  • United Promo
    It’s hard to imagine someone loving anything as much as I love Hawaii. Maybe Michael Jordan with basketball. Or Picasso with art. Or miles and points bloggers with lying. Anyway, I really love Hawaii. Interesting promo – 20% savings on United awa…
    - 12 days ago Nov 28, 2017, 9:20am -
  • Gift Card Discounts
    Save $10 when spending $100 on already discounted gift cards from Raise today. Also save $20 on $100 gift cards in-store at Office Depot for a couple of weeks. The gift cards are those for GameStop, Ruby Tuesday, Domino’s Pizza, Michaels, Catherine…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2017, 8:01am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • new360 Federal Credit Union Premium Checking Account Review: 2.00% APY up to $10K (CT)
    Available for residents of Connecticut, 360 Federal Credit Union is offering a 2.00% APY on balances up to $10,000 with their Premium Checking Account! To earn the APY rate, all you need to do is make at least 12 debit card transactions, establish a…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • newNew Platinum Card from American Express Review: 60,000 Membership Rewards Points
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Platinum Card® from American Expre…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:00am -
  • newTD Bank Premier Bonus: $300 Checking Promotion
    TD Bank gained the title of America’s Most Convenient Bank and they are proving that by providing banking needs to more than 8 million customers. TD Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in America and they service a range of consumers from individ…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 2:00am -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for December 9, 2017
    If you love freebies then you have come to the right place. There are many companies out there offering freebies to the masses in hopes of gaining some recognizance and potential customers. We have search high and low to compile a list of the Best To…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 1:57am -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals For December 9, 2017
    Airfare prices can be expensive if you don’t know where to look, so let us do the heavy lifting and find you the cheapest flight deals anywhere! Flight deals rarely last long so if you see a deal you like from our list be sure to act fast, be spont…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 1:53am -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for December 9, 2017
    Looking for the best deals online but don’t know where to start? It’s great that you’ve landed here then! We’re here to help you find the latest and hottest deals on TVs, laptops, computers, smartphones, household appliances, electronic acces…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:16pm -
  • newCoastline Federal Credit Union Rewards Checking Account: 2.50% APY up to $5K (FL)
    For those who reside in Florida, Coastline Federal Credit Union is offering up to a 2.50% APY with their Kasasa Cash Account on balances up to $5,000. After you open the account, all you have to do is have at least 12 debit card purchases post/s…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newLG 34″ 34UM60-P WFHD IPS Ultrawide Freesync Monitor via eBay: $239.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new LG 34″ 34UM60-P WFHD IPS Ultrawide Freesync Monitor for only $239.99 + FREE SHIPPING! The Full HD UltraWide 21:9 aspect ratio makes games more immersive. 1ms Motion Blur Reduction allows gamers to enjoy th…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 7:55pm -
  • newIndependent Bank Overdraft Fee Class Action Lawsuit
    Customers of Independent Bank who had to deal with excessive overdraft fees that stem the bank’s debit transaction sequencing may be eligible for a potential award from the Independent Bank Overdraft Fee Class Action Lawsuit! According to the lawsu…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 7:30pm -
  • newArby’s Military Discount Promotion: 10% Off
    To those who have served our country, we thank you! Arby’s shows their appreciation by giving military personal 10% off when you dine. Be sure to note that the discount varies at different locations, for you may also get coupons. This discount i…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 6:15pm -

Travel Codex

  • Review: American Express Lounge Sydney
    American Express is building a network of their own lounges across the United States and World. In the United States, select American Express card holders and Frequent Flyers are spoiled with access to the American Express Centurion lounges. The Amer…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • I’m Skeptical of Hilton’s New “Connected Room” Investment
    Hilton reached out yesterday with an announcement about their plans to create a “connected room” of mobile-centric devices that respond to your preferences. The design is still in testing but is expected to roll out quickly in 2018. Skift reports…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 3:14pm -
  • The Hub: Virgin Atlantic Routes and Fleet
    Virgin Atlantic is Britain’s secondary flag carrier, with bases at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Manchester Ringway airports. It has a transatlantic joint venture agreement with Delta, which will soon extend to include Air France-KLM as well…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Review: The Pan Am Experience
    This is one of the first true reviews you’ll find of the Pan Am Experience at Air Hollywood, which is a must-do for airline geeks, Pan Am enthusiasts, airline employees, or people who just love flying in luxury. The Pan Am Experience has quickly ri…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Another Flight Tracker App Goes Away: MyFlights Discontinued
    As a frequent traveler, I happily used Flight Track Pro for years. I love the simplicity, TripIt integration, and easy tracking of flight delays, gate information, etc. It has already been nine months or so since Flight Track Pro stopped working. Des…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Singapore Airlines Economy Class, Singapore to Los Angeles via Seoul
    Singapore Airlines is one of my favorite airlines and I always look forward to flying with them. With comfortable seats, attentive service and a quality entertainment system, Singapore Airlines Economy Class makes the long-haul travel experience plea…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Review: jetBlue Mint, Los Angeles to Boston
    Nearly two months later than planned, I finally set out to sample jetBlue’s premium class product, Mint.  I’ve read lots of great things about Mint, and Live and Let’s Fly’s review had me really excited.  Plus, I found jetBlue’s coach pro…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 6:00pm -
  • Air France and Alaska Airlines to End Partnership in April
    Sadly, the partnership between Alaska Airlines and Air France/KLM will be ending on April 30, 2018. (HT to Single Flyer) This comes shortly after Air France is expected to launch new service to Seattle with flights beginning March 25. In other words,…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 4:11pm -
  • Marriott Signs Agreements with BOTH Chase and American Express
    It’s unusual for an airline or hotel to issue credit cards with multiple banks. Usually these “co-brand” relationships between a card brand and a travel brand are exclusive. Witness Chase’s relationship with United Airlines, Citi’s relation…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite (Globalist Upgrade)
    At check-in we were informed that although we booked a standard King Bedroom, we had been upgraded to a Sea View Suite. I suspect this was due to my Globalist status, unless they just happened to be upgrading everyone (unlikely based on discussions w…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 12:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • Thistle Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service $20 Discount and $20 Referrals (CA and NV)
    Enjoy healthy, plant-based meals, snacks, and juices (animal protein also available) on a subscription basis from Thistle, with free delivery available in California and Nevada, plus get $20 off your first week, and earn $20 for referring your friend…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 11:20pm -
  • OneClass College Exam Study Guides $5 Referral Bonuses
    Check out OneClass to get access to an extensive library of college study materials from top students, and you can earn extra cash for uploading your own study notes, plus get up to $5 for referring your friends. [Read More] OneClass College Exam S…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 9:15pm -
  • Giftly Corporate Gift Card Sending Service $100 Bonus and $100 Referrals
    Sign up for a Giftly corporate account to send gift cards to your employees, customers, and associates for any occasion, plus earn a $100 bonus when you send $2,500 in gift cards within 90 days. [Read More] Giftly Corporate Gift Card Sending Servic…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 9:35pm -
  • MyGiftCardsPlus – Earn up to 30% Cash Back on Gift Card Purchases
    Earn up to 30% cash back on all of your gift card purchases from popular retail brands on MyGiftCardsPlus, plus earn 100 bonus points on gift cards of $50 or more, and get 10% cash back on all Lowe's Gift Cards for a limited time. [Read More] MyGif…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 7:25pm -
  • SunTrust Bank Business Checking Account up to $600 Bonus Offer
    SunTrust Bank will give you up to $600 in bonus cash when you open a new SunTrust Business Checking account and add 1 or more qualifying products or services from SunTrust small business solutions, available for businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Georg…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 1:15pm -
  • Santander Bank $150 Checking Account Bonus and $50 Referral Rewards
    Santander Bank will give you a $150 bonus when you open a new personal checking account and have direct deposits totaling $1,000 or more post within the first 90 days, plus both new and current Santander checking customers can participate in the Sant…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 1:04pm -
  • Pinnacle Bank $100 Bonus for Opening Diamond Secure Account
    Pinnacle Bank is offering a $100 bonus when you open a new Diamond Secure Account online with a $100 minimum opening deposit, available to residents of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming. [Read More] Pinnacle Bank $100 Bonus fo…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 12:23pm -
  • First Tennessee Bank Promotions 2017 – $50-$450 with Checking and Savings
    Earn up to $450 in bonus cash with these personal and business checking and savings account promotions from First Tennessee Bank, available in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (see article for…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 11:31am -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Free Sparrow and Wren Mug via Bloomingdale’s + $2 Extra Cash Back
    New TopCashback members can get a Free Sparrow and Wren Mug when you purchase it for $6 or more at Bloomingdale's and get $8 in cash back from TopCashback, valid through December 8, 2017. [Read More] TopCashback Freebies – Free Sparrow and Wren M…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 11:15am -
  • Chime Prepaid Card $25 Sign-Up Bonus, $25 Referral Bonuses and Shopping Rewards
    The Chime Visa Prepaid Card has updated their referral program to provide new card members with a $25 sign-up bonus when you join via a current member's referral, plus current members will earn a $25 referral bonus for each new member that you refer,…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 11:05am -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newWeekend Tidbits
    Hope everyone’s weekend is off to a good start. Here are a few tidbits to mull over today: Updated Marriott Megabonus Well, that was anti-climactic. One of the most interesting things about this time period’s Megabonus offer was that, if you fini…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:10pm -
  • IHG Brings Back Accelerate Promotion
    Another year, another Accelerate promotion from IHG, parent of several brands including InterContinental, the Holiday Inn themes and a few others. This one is for January 1 – April 30. Accelerate 1Q18 The Accelerate promo is the IHG bonus that we s…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 3:33pm -
  • Update On The Marriott Credit Card
    The Marriott/Starwood merger has been in the news recently. Yesterday, it issued a press release regarding the future of its credit card business. Multiple Marriott Credit Card Issuers The Marriott/Starwood merger meant that the new parent had a big…
    - 4 days ago Dec 6, 2017, 3:21pm -
  • United Miles For Sale At 1.8-1.9 Cents Per Mile
    I often see attempts at valuing miles. On an airline like Southwest or JetBlue, it’s easy to do, since the price of a ticket in points is based on the cash cost of the ticket. Higher cash cost equals more points, and it tends to be a pretty consist…
    - 5 days ago Dec 5, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • American Airlines Settles With Pilots, Will Fly Through Holidays
    Well, that was quick. According to several media reports, American Airlines, which created a potential public relations nightmare for itself by allowing an unlimited number of pilots to take the holidays off, has solved the problem doing what airline…
    - 7 days ago Dec 4, 2017, 2:27am -
  • Weekend Contests Around The Industry
    Hey, want a chance to win a few experiences? Okay, you probably won’t, but just in case… Virgin Hotels Holiday Escape Want a couple of nights in San Francisco? Heck, they’ll even throw in the airfare. Simply follow them on Instagram and DM (dir…
    - 8 days ago Dec 2, 2017, 9:12pm -
  • Is BankDirect Still Worth Your Bucks?
    One of my favorite ways to earn American Airlines miles is through BankDirect, which pays you in miles instead of money. BankDirect offers 100 miles per month for every $1,000 you have in your account, e.g., if you have $25,000 with them, you receive…
    - 9 days ago Dec 1, 2017, 3:26pm -
  • Your American Airlines Flight Isn’t Getting Cancelled
    I caught a headline today that seems to be throwing a few people for a loop. But don’t worry, your flight’s in good shape. The Dallas Morning News reported that American Airlines had a scheduling glitch that could result in the cancellation of th…
    - 10 days ago Nov 30, 2017, 5:27am -
  • Marriott Makes Subtle Changes For 2018. One Could Hurt.
    We’re getting to the witching hour of hotel programs, that time of year when companies announce changes to their plans for the following year and hope to slip any negatives by you. Here’s what Marriott has in store.* Note that, as expected, the p…
    - 12 days ago Nov 28, 2017, 5:31pm -
  • A “Hidden” JetBlue Credit Card Bonus: 60,000 Points
    As points go, JetBlue’s TrueBlue points are among the most valuable. Since award prices are variable and depend on how much the ticket would cost if you purchased it with cash, they can be used for any flight. A good rule of thumb is that each poin…
    - 13 days ago Nov 27, 2017, 1:49pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newFlying on First Seats as Main Cabin Extra?
    Hello folks..I recently purchased a flight on AA from LAX to DFW (Boeing 777-300ER (77W)) in which most of the seats on First/Business were labeled Main Cabin Extra (with the * for elite only), have any of you ever had that? First 2 row seats are la…
    - 20 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:20pm -
  • newNew Flagship Lounge opens in ORD
    I haven't seen it yet myself, but here's a good overview from View from the Wing:http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea...ass-lounge-opens-thursday-heres-whats-inside/OMAAT has a write-up, too, but the photos are a bit lackluster.I have to admit that…
    - 29 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:11pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 29 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:11pm -
  • newWhat can you get away with stealing from hotels?
    For an in-depth answer, see:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-truths/What-can-you-get-away-with-stealing-from-hotels/The article includes some of the weirdest thefts (the owner's pet dog?), a clip from Friends, and some truly ambitious thefts…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 11:04am -
  • 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:
    - 12 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:34am -
  • 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…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 8:47pm -
  • 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
    - 22 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 7:08pm -
  • The Official InsideFlyer Kiva Lounge Thread
    Canucklehead just suggested this. It is too good not to have one so we have someplace to be generally OT among team members and vistors.Talk away!!!I will make $25 loans for the first ten posters on this thread today.
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 1:37pm -
  • SPG Hotels Coming and Going
    Coming Soon to SPGHotels that are in development, confirmed as on track to open, and rumors. Please cite sources, if possible.Leaving SPGHotels that have announced their departure from SPG.
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 4:32pm -
  • Bangkok is Getting Michelin Guide
    http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/news/michelin-guide-coming-bangkok-year
    - 3 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 3:50am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newAdvise on *A FFP to credit flighs
    Newbie watching here for sometime but not actively flying much. But want to change that for 2018. (1) What is your home airport? (SFO, LAX, MCO, etc.) *MCO but can position to LAX, JFK, EWR using CC FFP's.* (2) What types of fares do you...
    - 11 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:29pm -
  • newChange Award Ticket
    Hello, I booked my first ever award ticket with Aeroplan for a ist-sfo-lax flight with the return leg being lax-zurich-ist. The first leg if the flight is with THY and then united. I am wondering is it possible to change my ist to sfo...
    - 20 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:20pm -
  • newUA121 Cancelation and IRROPs at BCN
    Hi everyone, Mods, Feels free to merge with excissting threads if applicable. I was booked on UA121 BCN-EWR today and the flight was canceled due to mechanical. It took a little bit over 3 hours for United to cancel the flight and the handling.…
    - 24 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:16pm -
  • newFlight Paths...
    Who designs flight paths? Each airline or someone else? I'm interested to why (for example) the LHR-LAS flight path looks like this (super curved).... Is there a science behind it? Is it simply to avoid other flights? How do they decide which...
    - 33 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 4:07pm -
  • newChecked in baggage restrictions
    Hi all, Travelling from MSY to SFO next May on United, and am checking out the checked in baggage sizes. The website states 23KG maximum and linear size of 157cm. Thing is that most of the decent luggage we're looking at seems to add up to about..…
    - 50 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:50pm -
  • newChecked in baggage size restrictions.
    Hi all, Travelling from LGA to MSY next May on Delta, and am checking out the checked in baggage sizes. The website states 23KG maximum and linear size of 157cm. Thing is that most of the decent luggage we're looking at seems to add up to about...
    - 53 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:47pm -
  • newMAcbook Air docking station w/ power switch
    Does anyone know of a docking station for a Macbook Air that has a power switch? I have an older MacBook air I was thinking of giving to my father. The problem is he will use it only on his desk, and having to open up the laptop each time he...
    - 55 mins ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:45pm -
  • newSpecial meal requests in First Class
    Hi Will be flying in BA first class soon (on redemption) & was wondering how special meal requests affect the in-flight meal experience? Will the food still be at the First Class standard? Specifically, am planning to order either a muslim...
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:31pm -
  • newUpgrade on a Points Stay?
    I am thinking of booking a stay at the Hyatt Maui using WOH points. Would I be able to upgrade my stay using additional points (Would it be 6000 points more/night) or cash? Can I confirm this by calling now or must I wait until arrival?
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:17pm -
  • newDoes status qualification follow calendar year or include 1st Quarter?
    Hi I'm 2 flights away from getting Gold status which I could squeeze in for this year, but will be difficult to make. I can see my current Silver membership last through March 2018 and have flown 28 flights during 2017, will I then have to take...
    - 1 hour ago Dec 10, 2017, 3:14pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newTrip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of December 10, 2017
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, S…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - December 10, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 6 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - December 10, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 7 hours ago Dec 10, 2017, 10:06am -
  • newOfficial American Express Gold Delta Skymiles Business Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the AmEx Gold Delta Skymiles Business card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which ra…
    - 24 hours ago Dec 9, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of December 09, 2017
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending su…
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  • Daily Question Thread - December 09, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - December 09, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Dec 9, 2017, 10:06am -
  • Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard - 40,000 miles after $1,000 spend in first 90 days - annual fee waived
    https://www.boh.com/apps/hawaiian-airlines-mastercard?CID=HAL-40K-1711-email submitted by /u/Santarini [link] [comments]
    - 2 days ago Dec 9, 2017, 3:56am -
  • AmEx Plenti Credit Card to be discontinued, existing cards canceled
    Just got this letter in the mail today.   "We are writing to tell you about an upcoming change to your Plenti Credit Card from Amex ("Card"). On February 16, 2018, the Plenti Credit Card will be discontinued, and as a result, your Card Account will…
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  • OneVIP being discontinued
    Just received this email from Amex: Dear bambinone, We are writing to notify you of a change coming to the American Express Serve® ONE VIP™ Program in 2018. As of January 1, 2018, we will no longer be accepting new ONE VIP Card Prepaid applicati…
    - 2 days ago Dec 8, 2017, 10:33pm -

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  • A Long Weekend on Vancouver Island
    Planning a retreat with friends or colleagues? Vancouver Island, B.C., can provide just the high-end unique bonding experience you’re looking for. Located just off Canada’s...The post A Long Weekend on Vancouver Island appeared first on Johnny J…
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  • Bring a Spare Plastic Bag for Keeping Your Liquids Safe
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from my buddy Henry Harteveldt, who added...The post Bring a Spare Plastic Bag for Keeping Your Liquids Safe appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • How to Do Málaga in a Weekend
    The list of reasons to visit Málaga, Spain, is as long as your proverbial arm, but it’s not hard to pinpoint the three most compelling...The post How to Do Málaga in a Weekend appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • 10 Reasons to Stay at Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji
    Kon’nichiwa! I just returned from a short but memorable trip to Japan. I was there checking out some of Marriott Hotels’ new hotels and resorts....The post 10 Reasons to Stay at Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Is It Cheaper to Book a Hotel or a Vacation Home for NYE?
    Are you planning to travel for the New Year holiday – especially to an exciting destination – but don’t want to break the bank? If...The post Is It Cheaper to Book a Hotel or a Vacation Home for NYE? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 3:07pm -
  • Expect New Marriott and Starwood Credit Cards in 2018
    Many Marriott and Starwood credit cardholders have been anxiously awaiting updates on the future of each hotel’s rewards credit card. Even though the Marriott-Starwood merger...The post Expect New Marriott and Starwood Credit Cards in 2018 appeare…
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  • My Quick Trip to Tokyo
    Kon’nichiwa! I’ve just recently returned from a short but memorable trip to Japan. I was there checking out some of Marriott Hotels’ new hotels and...The post My Quick Trip to Tokyo appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 2:07pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of December 6, 2017
    This week’s travel contests include:Win a Maui villa vacation Win a ten-day luxury trip for two people through northern India Win a $2,500 Princess Cruises...The post Travel Contests: Week of December 6, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 6, 2017
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: American Will Pay Pilots Double to Solve Their Christmas Fiasco Even procrastinators can find deals on holiday...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 6, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 9:23am -
  • Travel Book of the Week: “Great Hiking Trails of the World” by Karen Berger
    If you or you know someone who likes to hike, be sure to check out Karen Berger’s “Great Hiking Trails of the World.” It features...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Great Hiking Trails of the World” by Karen Berger appeared first on John…
    - 3 days ago Dec 7, 2017, 8:38am -

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