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The Points Guy

  • newExciting New Airline Routes for July 2017 and Beyond
    Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flig…
    - 48 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newCredit Card Review: Is the Citi Prestige Worth It?
    When deciding whether to open, keep or cancel a credit card I always evaluate two key areas: points and perks. Points: First I look at the sign-up bonus — how much is it worth and what are the odds of it getting any higher in the near future? Nex…
    - 11 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 12:48am -
  • newFlight Review: United (787-9) Economy Plus From San Francisco to Singapore
    TPG's covered United's SFO-SIN experience in business class, but I was curious to see how things would be in Economy Plus on this 17+ hour long-haul route. The Pros: plenty of pitch and a vast selection of in-flight entertainment. The Cons: barely an…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 11:00pm -
  • newThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Getting a New Roller Coaster
    Expecto (patronum) big changes at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The theme park announced Monday that it’ll be opening a new coaster in 2019. The yet-to-be-named Islands of Adventure thrill ride will replace the mainstay…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newJapan Airlines Eliminating Human Massage Therapists in Tokyo First Class Lounges
    One of the perks of flying Japan Airlines first class — or having Oneworld Emerald status (i.e. from American Airlines Executive Platinum status) — is the incredible Japan Airlines First Class Lounges in Tokyo’s Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND)…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 9:20pm -
  • newAmerican Express Tightens Terms to Discourage Churning
    Sign-up bonuses are a crucial criteria to consider when deciding whether or not to apply for a certain credit card. American Express has one of the more restrictive policies in place when it comes to eligibility requirements for sign-up bonuses. And…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:50pm -
  • newWhen to Accept an Authorized User Spending Challenge
    Reddit user NeuralNexus posted an offer he received in the mail from Citi for his Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard: Add an authorized user and spend $3,500 on purchases between 7/1/2017 and 9/30/2017 to get… 2,500 bonus miles.…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:25pm -
  • newUber Now Charges $15 To Return Lost Items
    Forgetting your house keys in an Uber used to be inconvenient — now it’s costly as well. On Tuesday, the ride-hailing company announced it would charge passengers a $15 fee for drivers to return their lost items. It’s a big change for the ride…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 7:40pm -
  • newUnited’s Launching Daily Dreamliner Service From Denver to London
    If you look at the list of upcoming Polaris Lounge openings, it might seem odd that one of United’s largest US hubs is excluded — Denver (DEN) won’t be getting a Polaris Lounge of its own. The reason? As of today, the only intercontinental Unit…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 6:45pm -
  • newTSA to Tighten Electronic Device Screening for All Domestic Flights
    There have been quite a few changes in recent weeks when it comes to airport security, especially for international flights. We’ve seen the electronics ban lifted for all of the affected carriers, and the DHS incidcated that 280 international airp…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 6:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newReview: Volunteer Southern Africa Living With Big Cats Program
    Earlier this year I spent three and a half weeks in South Africa. Initially, I’d planned on spending the entire time getting to know Cape Town and its surrounding areas. However, my plans quickly changed when I discovered a program from Volunteer S…
    - 45 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newUber Introduces $15 Fee To Return Lost Items
    A bit over a month ago, Uber announced that they were planning on making some major changes for their drivers, which they referred to as “180 Days Of Change.” This follows their former CEO stepping down, and the company having generally gone from…
    - 12 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 12:13am -
  • newCiti AAdvantage Executive Card Admirals Club Benefits Explained
    Earlier I wrote about an increased sign-up bonus on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®. This is great timing for an increased sign-up bonus, given that this is now undoubtedly the best way to get an Admirals Club membersh…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:42pm -
  • newNew TSA Screening Restrictions On Electronic Devices
    The TSA and DHS have been introducing new security screening measures for flights, given the (apparent) increased risk to aviation security, especially as it concerns explosives. While we've seen the TSA test some new screening practices on domestic…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 7:11pm -
  • newAmex Adds Strong Language To Counter Bonus Abuse
    The credit card issuers sometimes adjust the terms associated with their welcome bonuses. They want to encourage profitable consumer behavior, so they don't want people applying for credit cards solely for the sign-up bonuses, or applying for offers…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 6:27pm -
  • newReview: Air France Business Class A318 Milan To Paris
    Introduction: Italy, With A Refueling Stop In The Azores Review: Air France Lounge Boston Airport Review: Azores Airlines Business Class A310 Boston To Ponta Delgada Review: Furnas Boutique Hotel, The Azores Review: Azores Airlines Lounge Ponta Delga…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 5:47pm -
  • newI’m Going To Easter Island Thanks To A Cheap Business Class Fare!
    Lately I've been a bit complacent when it comes to taking advantage of great discounted business class fares. That's probably one of the reasons I'm nowhere close to requalifying for status with American as of now. I read the FlyerTalk premium fare d…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 4:50pm -
  • newCiti Executive AAdvantage Card 75,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus
    As of this week, the Citi Prestige Card no longer comes with access to American Admirals Clubs. That means that for many of us American flyers, we're left having to find new ways to gain lounge access.Post-Prestige, the single best way to access Adm…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 3:51pm -
  • newWyndham Rewards Auctions Launches
    I have a lot of respect for the direction that Wyndham Rewards has been going. In 2015 they made major changes to their program, which should make anyone who likes aspirational redemptions happy. They adjusted their program so that all award nights c…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 3:08pm -
  • newReview: Milan Malpensa Airport Lounge
    My flight from Milan to Paris was departing at 7:35AM, and I decided to head to the airport early, shortly after 5AM. The Sheraton is connected directly to Terminal 1, which is where I was departing from. After exiting the hotel's lobby I found signa…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 2:38pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newNewbie’s progress and his 3X surprise
    Do you remember our informed newbie, Ben?  First, we helped him form a credit card plan.  Next, he successfully signed up for three cards at once.  Intentionally, all three were business cards that do not report to personal credit bureaus.  This…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newDid you know about the Hyatt family rate?
    A reader commented on a post over the weekend with a piece of information that was news to me: Hyatt offers a family plan rate that includes up to 50% off a second room when you reserve a second room for children 18 years old or under. What’s mo…
    - 12 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 12:02am -
  • new11X AA miles spending offer [Targeted]
    I received a targeted spending offer in the mail today on a Barclaycard AA Aviator Card: Spend $500 per month in August, September, and October and receive 15,000 bonus AA miles for a total of 16,500 miles for $1500 spend. This looked like a gre…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:53pm -
  • newGreat targeted offer & 2X everywhere
    US Credit Card Guide is reporting a potential targeted offer for a signup bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points after minimum spend ($5K on purchases in the first 3 months) on the Blue Business Plus card. How they found it This is definitely…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 1:44pm -
  • Up to 1.67 cents per point value from ThankYou points
    The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is weird, but in a good way — sort-of.  If you have multiple ThankYou cards, you can keep your points separate by card or you can pool your points together.  Chase, on the other hand, keeps all Ultimate Rewards p…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Delta + United Portal Promotions
    Yesterday, we posted about a couple of airline shopping portal promotions. Delta has joined the party with a chance to earn 1,000 bonus miles based on spend, and some readers pointed out that United was first to the party with up to 3,000 bonus mile…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 8:48pm -
  • Great targeted offers on Business Platinum cards
    American Express is out with a couple of terrific targeted offers on the Amex Business Platinum cards — both for existing cardholders and new applicants. Offer #1: Existing Cardholders Over the past several days, many existing cardholders have re…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 4:55pm -
  • Should you book Prestige 4th Night Free online?
    Now that the Citi Prestige card has turned into a bit of a turkey through the loss of AA Admiral’s Club access, less valuable points, no more free golf, etc., I thought it was worth taking a second look at the key benefit that’s still somewhat in…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Back-to-school Portal Promotions
    Update: We’ve added Delta and United to the list and will continue to add if and when other portals follow suit. Several airline shopping portals are running promotions awarding bonus miles for meeting spending thresholds. So far, we have seen pro…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:57pm -
  • 4X additional Membership Rewards for Gas [targeted]
    Update: Several readers have reported seeing this offer on Everyday and Everyday Preferred cards as well. An extra 4X on a card that already bonuses gas purchases would be huge. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for this offer. Check your…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 3:56pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Ideas that should work
    I have a fascination with travel hacking ideas that sound great in principle but for one reason or another are unworkable in practice. For example, I earn a lot of Hilton Honors points, and am perfectly satisfied with the value I typically get redeem…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Hey look the Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard raised their signup bonus
    I saw at Miles to Memories yesterday morning that the Bank of America Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard had raised its signup bonus from 20,000 to 30,000 Guest Rewards points after spending $1,000 within 3 months.While I don't chase signup bonuses, I'm…
    - 6 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 9:59am -
  • BankAmericard Travel Rewards is probably the best single credit card
    I've written before about the BankAmericard Travel Rewards card, which I think is probably the best card for unbonused spend, assuming you can put an average of $100,000 into an eligible account for an average of 3 months. Other good candidates are t…
    - 10 days ago Jul 17, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Giving up on Drop? Unlink your accounts!
    For the last few weeks a lot of us have been messing around with the "Earn With Drop" smartphone application.As you may have seen around the blogosphere (Miles to Memories, Angelina Travels), Drop has suddenly cracked down on potentially lucrative us…
    - 15 days ago Jul 12, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Reported Flexperks changes and two kinds of breakage
    As I first saw reported at Doctor of Credit, people are saying that Flexpoints earned with the US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards credit cards will be redeemable for 1.5 cents each beginning on January 1, 2018. They're currently worth as much as 2 cent…
    - 22 days ago Jul 5, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Let's talk about the Hyatt signup bonus change
    As I first saw on Wednesday afternoon via Charles Barkowski's Running With Miles, but which you can now read about everywhere fine affiliate links are sold, starting June 29, 2017, the Chase Hyatt credit card will apparently come with a signup bonus…
    - 34 days ago Jun 23, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Pro tip: Flexpoints can only be redeemed online for most international travel 7 days in advance
    Here's a new one for me. A long-time reader reached out to me, as the biggest fan of US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards in the blogosphere, to ask whether I'd had any experience booking close-in tickets using Flexpoints. He was trying to book a ticket…
    - 37 days ago Jun 20, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2017 third quarter bonus earning
    July 1 marks the beginning of the third quarter of 2017, which means if you have credit cards with quarterly earning bonuses, it's time to register.Chase FreedomIn the third quarter of 2017 Chase Freedom cards will earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per…
    - 41 days ago Jun 16, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Playing defense and avoiding unforced errors
    When in comes to travel hacking, I personally believe that defense offers more consistent opportunities for gains than offense. If offense is making bold speculative plays that you know might not pan out, due to clawbacks, accounts closures, or rejec…
    - 45 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Hotel cashback portal participation (it's complicated)
    I've recently had occasion to take a look at a few options for booking paid hotel reservations, and have come across a peculiar situation on several cashback portals. Today I want to share a few observations and offer some suggestions.Booking portals…
    - 55 days ago Jun 2, 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

  • newIncreased 75k Bonus for the AAdvantage Executive Card
    For a limited time, the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard is now offering a whopping 75,000 bonus American Airlines miles but for a higher minimum spending requirement of $7,500 within three months of opening the card This is a l…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:59pm -
  • newA Cost/Benefit Analysis of Keeping the Sapphire Reserve a Second Year
    It’s been almost a year since the Sapphire Reserve was released to a salivating public. That means many of you are (or will be soon) looking at whether or not the $450 a year card is worth keeping open, and if it’s not, what exactly your best pla…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • $502+ Roundtrip from NYC/Chicago to the Middle East
    I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is desi…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 1:32am -
  • Back to School Shopping Portal Bonuses
    United, American, Delta, and Southwest are all offering bonuses for shopping through their portals. The bonuses are in addition to what you’d already be earning by shopping through the portal. Shopping portals allow you to earn miles by making you…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • Reconsideration Calls: When to Make Them & Current Phone Numbers
    If you apply for a credit card and are not immediately approved, then in most circumstances you should call the bank to discuss your application. Ask the agent if you could provide any more information about the application. Generally they ask a few…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 1:48am -
  • Get 20k Membership Rewards & Cash Back by Adding Authorized Users
    American Express is running a targeted promotion for Platinum, Premier Rewards Gold, Everyday, and Blue Cash Everyday cardholders. Check your email to see if you were offered a bonus for adding authorized users to one these cards. According to Doct…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • American Express Referrals
    Do you have an American Express credit card? If you do, are you aware that you may have the ability to share referral links with others that will earn you tons of bonus points? Checking For Referrals Signing in here will take you to a landing page t…
    - 4 days ago Jul 23, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card
    The American Express Platinum personal and business cards come with annual fees of $550 and $450 respectively. But they also come with a litany of valuable benefits that make up for the annual fee, at least for the first year. Unfortunately many of…
    - 5 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • How & When to Fly Thai 1st Class, MileagePlus Sweetspot Devaluing in 3 Months
    It only costs 40,000 United miles to fly Thai Airways First Class between South Asia and Australia/New Zealand. A flight between Bangkok and Sydney is nine hours long. 40k is an incredible price for the travel time and quality of the product. Sadly o…
    - 6 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • Largest Hotel Point to Aeroplan Transfer Bonus Ever
    Through August 21 (11:59 EDT), 2017, Aeroplan is offering the biggest bonus on record at the moment for transferring hotel points to Aeroplan miles. It’s also not a tiered bonus like the others in the past have been. Transferring any amount will ea…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 12:58pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newRyanair: Hope You Don’t Want More Baggage Space on New Planes
    Ryanair will begin receiving shipments of its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in spring of 2019, and the new aircraft will be able to accommodate eight more people, but only “one or two more” additional bags aboard flights, according to the carrier.…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newMarriott CRN Grows to 106 Properties
    Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network upped its portfolio to 106 hotels with the addition of 39 Starwood properties. Following the Marriott and Starwood merger, the new combined company is working to up its brand portfolio—with the most recent…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newUnited Taps Food Truck Culture to Spread the Word About New Routes
    United Airlines is employing food trucks and offering street food from around the world to entice travelers to investigate the legacy carrier’s expanded route map. Passers-by who have taken note of long lines leading to United Airlines branded food…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newFlight Attendants Hate Serving You This Drink
    According to several flight attendants that were interviewed by These Golden Wings, the most difficult drink order for flight attendants to fulfill is Diet Coke due to the amount of fizz produced by pouring the soft drink at high altitudes. “I know…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newNew Menus at Center of Air India Turnaround
    Regional cuisine and new beverages designed to bring customers back to Air India. After a number of performance and personnel snags, Air India hopes to win over luxury flyers by introducing new menu items in the premium cabins. The Economic Times r…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 11:17pm -
  • newLinebacker Saves Life With Heimlich Maneuver at AUS
    While waiting for a new flight at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) after his flight was delayed, Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman performed the Heimlich maneuver on a man who was choking on a brisket sandwich. “I grabbed him and…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 9:11pm -
  • newBA Future Could See Consolidation of Premium & Budget Services
    Touching upon the future of British Airways’ business plan, airline chairman Alex Cruz said in an interview Sunday that premium services could one day be paired onto one plane with budget offerings – not unlike first class in the front, economy c…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:37pm -
  • newWhat Does, and Should, a Uniform Say?
    Last week, Air France announced that it will launch a new “millennial” airline called “Joon” (a play on “jeune”, the French word for “young”) this fall, and despite offering little information on what the service will entail, the ai…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • FA Altercation With Delta Pilot Delays LaGuardia Flight
    On Monday, flights were delayed at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) after an altercation allegedly ensued between a Delta Air Lines pilot and a flight attendant just before the flight was about to depart for Portland, Maine. According to an alleged witness, t…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Ryanair a “Victim of Its Own Niceness” as Travelers Flout Cabin Luggage Allowance
    The carrier gives passengers as young as two a ten kilogram (22 pound) luggage allowance, but has spotted those with excess loads deploying unorthodox methods to dodge checked baggage fees. When it comes to beating the hefty fees associated with chec…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newHow to Book Flights to Europe on Star Alliance Partner Airlines Using Chase Points
    Do you dream about cruising the Seine River in Paris?  Or taking a scenic rail tour through the Swiss Alps? You’ll have lots of options to get to these majestic destinations if you collect Chase Ultimate Rewards points. I’ll share a step-by-ste…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 8:31am -
  • newPrepare for Longer Lines at Domestic Airports!
    Last week I told you about the increased security for folks traveling from Canada or Mexico to the US. And now, via The Points Guy, there will soon be enhanced security measures in all domestic airports, too!  The TSA will require that folks take ou…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:05pm -
  • newUnder 5/24?  Top 8 Cards for Big Travel at Hotels!
    Making your dream trip a reality can be expensive, but if you know the secrets to miles & points, you can take your next getaway for nearly free! Because you can get lots of Big Travel with Small Money with great offers from top travel rewards cards…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newA New Way to Redeem These Hotel Points! But Is It a Good Deal?
    Via One Mile at a Time, there’s a new way to use your Wyndham points! Wyndham has launched its new Wyndham Rewards Auctions, which lets folks redeem their points for fun experiences they would likely NOT pay for with cash. I’ll show you what you…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 6:09pm -
  • Guide to Credit Card Application Rules at Major Banks
    Folks in the miles & points hobby know the easiest way to get Big Travel is by earning credit card sign-up bonuses. But each bank has different rules for things like the number of cards you can get in 1 day, sign-up bonus restrictions, and limits on…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:31am -
  • Limited Time: 50% Bonus When You Buy These Points
    Need a few more JetBlue points to top-off your account?  This latest sale might be just what you’re looking for! Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you’ll get 50% more JetBlue points when you buy 3,000+ points by August 18, 2017.  This sale lets you…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 6:24pm -
  • Here Are the Top 6 Card Offers Y’all Are Eyeing Next!
    I love hearing about  y’all’s favorite ways to use miles & points.  And especially enjoyed reading your comments from our recent IHG points giveaway! We asked you to share which sign-up bonuses you were planning to earn next.  And we got a LOT…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Book Free Stays at Hyatt Hotels by Transferring Chase Points in 4 Easy Steps!
    I recently shared 6 reasons why Hyatt is my favorite Chase hotel transfer partner. Booking award nights at Hyatt hotels can get you incredible value when using your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  And Emily and I have had wonderful experiences at…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 8:31am -
  • It’s Back! 100% Bonus When Buying These Airline Miles
    Via One Mile at a Time, United Airlines is once again giving folks up to a 100% bonus when you purchase United Airlines miles!  This promotion lasts through September 12, 2017. Here’s what you need to know! 100% Bonus When Buying United Airlines M…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:30pm -
  • Better Offer! Earn 75,000 Airline Miles With This Card
    There’s a terrific new offer for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®! You’ll now earn 75,000 American Airlines miles after spending $7,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s much bett…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:23pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Pick the Best Camera for Travel
    Photography is a skill, and like all skills it takes practice and the right equipment to succeed. In this guest post, award-winning photographer Laurence Norah from Finding the Universe shares his photography tips to help you find the best camera for…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Find a Cheap Hotel Room: Sites to Use and Sites to Avoid
    As much as I love staying in hostels, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel. They are clean and quiet and feature comfy beds, strong showers, and lots of soap I can take for later. The downside is they are expensive. Wondering…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Learning to Live like a Local in France
    Last month, I traveled through France again but this time with a theme: I'd explore it only using the sharing economy. I wanted to see if you could rely exclusively on the sharing economy websites for activities, transportation, and accommodation. I…
    - 17 days ago Jul 10, 2017, 3:39pm -
  • The Science of Adventure: Why Some People Are Better at Escaping Their Comfort Zone
    Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist. His book, The 2 AM Principle, highlights how and why certain people are more prone to having adventures when they travel. In this interview, Jon shows how any traveler can break out of their comfort zone and have E…
    - 21 days ago Jul 6, 2017, 12:47pm -
  • Experiential Travel: Just Another Way for People to Take Your Money
    "Experiential travel" is the new booming buzzword in the industry...but what does it mean? Are we witnessing a worthwhile new trend that is taking travel to new heights, or, is "experiential travel" just another way for the industry to milk a few ex…
    - 31 days ago Jun 26, 2017, 1:08pm -
  • UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights
    This week, I have two important announcements to make. First, I've updated and expanded my Travel Hacking guidebook. It will show you how you can start earning free flights today with minimal effort! Second, I will be hosting travel meet-ups across t…
    - 35 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 2:07pm -
  • 30+ Essential Resources for the Modern LGBT Traveler
    In this month's LGBT column, Adam from Travels of Adam shares the most essential travel websites and apps for the modern LGBT traveler. As the world becomes more open and accessible to the LGBT community, these websites and apps will help make planni…
    - 38 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Common Myths About Traveling Africa – And Why They Are Wrong
    In this guest post, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse breaks down the seven most common myths about traveling around Africa. Relying on her years of experience on the continent, Kristin proves that Africa is not just a beautiful destination but on…
    - 42 days ago Jun 15, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The End of Goals: Thoughts on Turning 36
    I’ve finally decided to give up on bucket lists. As much as I love planning, life keeps throwing too many other exciting and interesting opportunities my way. Does that mean I’ll stop planning? Nope! But it does mean I’ve learned to let go of s…
    - 45 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Travel Around Namibia on a Budget
    In this guest post, Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit share their tips and tricks for traveling around Namibia on a budget. Whether you are considering a guided tour, renting a car, or even hitchhiking, this post will help you plan your visi…
    - 49 days ago Jun 8, 2017, 3:38pm -

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

  • newNew Wyndham Option
    If you’ve been having trouble finding a good use for your Wyndham points, take a look at their new auctions. Some interesting options – Clearwater Beach, Hamilton tickets, Elton John, Napa Valley, private tours, etc. No way to guess how high thes…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 7:32am -
  • Uber Local Deals
    Go to your Uber app (you might need to update it), click on Settings, and select Visa Local Offers. Click “Count Me In” and take a look at the stores listed. This will be a very easy way to pick up Uber credits for normal (or abnormal) daily spen…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 8:46am -
  • JetBlue Feedback
    I mentioned JetBlue’s status match last week and have been getting a lot of responses from readers since then. The short version…almost everyone is getting approved. You should register if you have any status (Virgin America, Alaska, American, Un…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 7:56am -
  • Monday Triple
    Don’t delete Amex emails if you have a Business Platinum card. A bunch of readers are seeing a very nice offer (40,000 to 50,000 points) for a little spending. Others with Gold cards are seeing good offers for adding users. Basically, if you see an…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 7:57am -
  • United Club Passes
    Thanks to the great response to a recent post, I’m ready to start this year’s giveaways. I’ll space them out (for no real reason other than it worked well last year). First up? 17 United lounge passes – two expire in November and the rest hav…
    - 6 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 8:01am -
  • SPG Resort Discount
    If you’re a hotel snob with a pile of Starwood points, this one is for you. Use fewer points at some of the best SPG properties in the world (Maldives, Bora Bora, etc.). You do still get the 5th night free, by the way. It’s a solid deal for those…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 7:26am -
  • LifeMiles Transfer Bonus
    It appears this is the week for transfers. This deal isn’t going to be for everyone, but Avianca LifeMiles has a 100% bonus when you transfer miles through July 25th. Obviously you’ll need some of these miles already with a recipient in mind. Pro…
    - 8 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 7:59am -
  • Another Transfer Bonus
    Here’s a 35% bonus for transferring hotel points to Aeroplan. I can’t remember ever seeing it above 30% before. I’d say the best options worth looking at here are Starwood and Marriott. If you have a pile of either, don’t forget about the tra…
    - 9 days ago Jul 18, 2017, 8:33am -
  • Catching Up
    A few good deals after my weekend slumber… I liked the new 1-to-1 ratio from Amex to British Airways on Friday. Well, I like it a hell of lot more now that it shows an 40% bonus. If you have any airline status (or a Southwest Companion Pass), try t…
    - 10 days ago Jul 17, 2017, 7:45am -
  • End Of Week Stuff
    The transfer rate from Amex to British Airways is back where it should be – 1 point to 1 point. Wait, is this what it’s like to talk about a non-devaluation? What an unusual sensation… Here’s a new 50,000-point link for the Citi Thank You Pr…
    - 13 days ago Jul 14, 2017, 8:17am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Plum Card from American Express OPEN Review: 1.5% Pay Early Discount + $0 Introductory Annual Fee
    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. Plum Card From American Express The Plu…
    - 9 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 3:00am -
  • newThe History of Huntington Bank
    Huntington Bank also known as Huntington Bancshares has been around for over 150 years. Originally founded in 1866 as The Huntington National Bank, there has a few minor iterations in name, but major advances in providing the best service possible. H…
    - 10 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 2:00am -
  • newAlly Invest Brokerage Promotion: Manage Your Investments
    Ally Invest has merged with Trade King and is offering you a platform where you can manage your investments and trade as low as $4.95 per trade. All you have to do is open an Ally Invest account today! Ally Invest offers step by step web-based tr…
    - 11 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newKinecta Federal Credit Union CD Account Review: 0.35% to 2.05% APY CD Rates (CA)
    Available to those in California. Kinecta Federal Credit Union offers competitive rates of 0.35% to 2.05% APY on CD terms from 3-months to 60-months. maximum savings with a fixed rate! Kinecta Federal Credit Union CDs has a minimum balance of $1,0…
    - 12 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 12:00am -
  • newMy Coke Rewards Offers Promotion: Free Shutterfly Photo Book
    If you’re an avid Coco-Cola drinker, there’s a promotion designated towards you. Currently My Coke Rewards is offering you the chance to earn a free shutterfly photo book. All you need to do is enter one Coca-Cola product code into your mobile a…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:59pm -
  • newBubba Gump Shrimp Birthday Freebie Review: Free $25 Birthday Reward
    We know a good deal when we see one and we are here to inform you that you can get a $25 birthday reward at Bubba Gump Shrimp. Bubba Gump Shrimp is a family restaurant that offer fresh seafood at great prices. You can sign up for Bubba Gump Shrimp…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:54pm -
  • newVUDU Movie Rental Promotion: 10 Cent Rentals
    Got some spare time to watch a movie? why spend money on overpriced movie tickets when you can rent great movie titles and stream it in your home for only $0.10? We are not talking about unknown indie titles or low rated movies here, we are talking a…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:50pm -
  • newAtom Tickets Promotion: Buy 2 Get 1 FREE The Emoji Movie Tickets
    AtomTickets.com is currently offering  promotion where you can buy 2 get 1 free movie tickets to see “The Emoji Movie”. For those of you that are not familiar with Atom, they are a new movie ticketing app/website that makes purchasing movie tic…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:47pm -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for July 26, 2017
    Free stuff is the best kind of stuff! And if you’re interested in free beauty samples to magazines, check out our top ten freebies for today! Freebies or free samples are a great way for brands to advertise their products and have customers try it…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:35pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for July 26, 2017
    With new airlines emerging and evolving, competition is fierce. In a perfect competition type of business, these airlines must keep their prices as low as possible to compete for your business and maintain their operations. With that being said, know…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:18pm -

Travel Codex

  • newDouble the Value of Ultimate Rewards with an Alaska Airlines Companion Fare
    Ultimate Rewards is a loyalty program operated by Chase for several of its own-brand credit cards. You can often move the points between different cards, redeem them for travel at a fixed cash value, or transfer them to an external loyalty program. B…
    - 48 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:00am -
  • newFoundersCard Adds New Discounts on Alaska Airlines
    I wrote just a short time ago about the discounts that FoundersCard was adding for members who purchase first class Mint fares on JetBlue. Now, they’ve added even more discounts for people who purchase main cabin and first class on Alaska Airlines…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 3:10pm -
  • newGreat Value on 4th Night Free With Citi Prestige and Premier
    Citi recently changed the value proposition on their Citi Prestige card.  Most of the changes were for the worse for cardmembers, but their best benefit had a rather mild change.  If you have the Citi Prestige card, you can book the 4th night free…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 1:05pm -
  • Review: British Airways Concorde Room at London Heathrow
    The British Airways Concorde Room at London Heathrow is among the most exclusive lounges available to a select few flyers. Only passengers flying first class with British Airways or other OneWorld carriers can access the Concorde Room. This is a step…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Preparing for US Bank FlexPerks Changes Next Year
    There had been some rumors about changes coming to the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card, but they’ve now been confirmed. Below are the pertinent changes: Beginning December 31, 2017, FlexPoints will be worth 1.5 cents per point for all airline…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Targeted 50,000-Point Bonus for Existing Amex Business Platinum Cardholders
    If you currently hold an American Express Business Platinum Card, you might want to check your e-mail.  Several people, including myself, received the following offer: Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 and an extra 10,000…
    - 5 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Reader Poll: Should I Bid to Upgrade on My Singapore Airlines Flight?
    Last year, Singapore Airlines introduced a new concept that allows customers to bid on upgrades. This is something that is more common among Asian carriers, at least to my knowledge, but I haven’t heard of too many people who have experienced this…
    - 6 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Sun, Fun, Sand, and Seafood on the Redneck Riviera
    If you’ve been following our vacation journey so far, you’ll recognize our final destination as Gulf Shores, Alabama.  An area affectionately known as the Redneck Riviera.  So why choose the Redneck Riviera, when there’s much closer beaches i…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • 40% Membership Rewards Bonus on Transfers to Avios
    American Express is offering a temporary 40% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to British Airways and Iberia. The Membership Rewards bonus of 40% is good through September 17, 2017. American Express does not limit the number of miles that can be…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Review: British Airways First Lounge Heathrow T5
    One of my favorite benefits of Oneworld Emerald status is access to first class lounges when traveling internationally. These lounges aren’t always all that great, and due to potentially a lot of travelers with access, can be crowded. Still, I hav…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 1:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • new5 Best Free Checking Accounts with No Monthly Fees and No Minimums
    Check out these 5 best free checking accounts with no monthly maintenance fees and no minimum balance requirements that are available nationwide across the U.S.A. [Read More] 5 Best Free Checking Accounts with No Monthly Fees and No MinimumsThe po…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 9:53pm -
  • newSnapTravel Hotel Booking Deals over Facebook Messenger and SMS
    SnapTravel allows you to get huge hotel booking deals over Facebook Messenger or SMS texts with exclusive pricing and free upgrades at over 200,000 properties.Because SnapTravel does not display their prices publicly, they are able to offer you excl…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 6:01pm -
  • FullGlass – Unlimited B1G1 Free Drinks at Bars, Clubs and Restaurants in NYC
    The FullGlass App offers unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 Free drinks at over 75 bars, clubs, and restaurants in New York City, and it's absolutely free to use, so that you can enjoy a better night out for you and your friends.If you don't live in New York Cit…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 8:45pm -
  • Discover Bank Savings Account $100 Bonus Available Nationwide
    Discover Bank is offering a $100 bonus when you open a Discover Online Savings Account by August 21, 2017, deposit $15,000 by September 5, 2017, and maintain your $15,000 balance until the $100 bonus is credited to your account by September 19, 2017.…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 11:11am -
  • Citi Prestige Card 75,000 Bonus ThankYou Points
    The Citi Prestige Card has increased its bonus to 75,000 ThankYou Points after $7,500 in purchases within your first 3 months of account opening, which is enough points for over $900 in airfare rewards when redeemed through ThankYou.com. [Read More…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 10:31am -
  • Earn 10,000 AAdvantage Miles Per Night via American Airlines Hotel Booking Site
    You can earn up to 10,000 AAdvantage miles per night when you book select hotels on the new American Airlines Hotel Booking Portal with over 1.2 million properties worldwide.Simply search for hotel deals in any destination, find participating proper…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 7:53pm -
  • Bank of the West $150 or $300 New Checking Account Bonus
    Bank of the West is offering $150 or $300 in bonus cash when you open a new personal checking account online by August 18, 2017.This Bank of the West promotion is available to residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesot…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 5:05pm -
  • First Bank and Trust $300 Green Checking Bonus – LA, MS and FL
    First Bank and Trust will give you a $300 bonus when you open a Green Checking account with a direct deposit of at least $500 per statement cycle.You can open an account online with First Bank and Trust if you live in select ZIP codes of Louisiana,…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 4:56pm -
  • Capital One Bank Account Promotions: $200 Money Market and $300 Checking
    Capital One Bank will give you a $500 combined cash bonus to open a 360 Money Market account and a 360 Checking account, or you can apply for either account separately to earn $200 for 360 Money Market or $300 for 360 Checking.Please note that Capit…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 9:15am -
  • Arvest Bank Rewards Credit Card $100 Bonus Offer in AR, MO, OK and KS
    Arvest Bank is offering a $100 bonus when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months of account opening, valid through December 31, 2017.Arvest Bank serves various communities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas, and you may also be able to appl…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 8:05am -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newThe Problem With Low Cost Carriers…
    Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), whether they’re Southwest or Spirit, are good for the airline industry. They keep costs down for passengers and allow you to pay for what you need. The Problem Is… There’s one big problem with LCCs, though. When someth…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 4:24pm -
  • JetBlue Business Plan Continues To Evolve
    When it comes to the in-flight experience, I think JetBlue has one of the best. When it comes to rewards programs, I think JetBlue has one of the best. And when it comes to credit cards, they definitely have the best. But there’s one area in which…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 8:04pm -
  • Sometimes, You’re Just Better Off Leaving Things Well Enough Alone…
    One of the things that I like most about writing a travel blog is that I’m constantly coming across stories that make me want to do this: So let’s see what’s new in the world of “Weird News Olympics.” The Bronze Medal: The Airport Of The Fu…
    - 3 days ago Jul 24, 2017, 9:53pm -
  • United Back To School Promo
    It’s not big, but it will get you a few miles. Shop through United and earn up to 3,000 miles. Back to School, Or Whatever… If you happen to like United miles and would be buying something online through their shopping mall, anyway, this deal may…
    - 5 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 8:06pm -
  • WOW! Get Paid To Fly?
    And an amusing story for the end of the week. Ultra-low cost carrier WOW Air* seems to be in the mood to make some noise. According to CEO Skuli Mogensen, the carrier is considering pushing its way to profitability by offering passengers payment to…
    - 6 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Possible Double/Triple Points At Holiday Inn Express. But Mind The Conditions…
    I’ve never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express (HIX), but their commercials tell me that doing so will make me smarter. Well, in that case… Double Or Triple Points at Holiday Inn Express This looks like a targeted promotion*, but they let me sign up,…
    - 7 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:06pm -
  • Point Expiration: Your Annual Checkup
    Rule #1 when playing the mileage game is to sign up for every free program that you can. It doesn’t matter if you think that you will never use the company’s product/services again. If it’s free, there is simply no downside. Rule #1a is organiz…
    - 8 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 8:07pm -
  • Things To Do In Denver When You’re With Kids
    Several years ago, I visited Denver for a work trip. What I remembered most about the city was how friendly and laid-back everyone was. I suppose that, at that altitude, it could have been oxygen deprivation, but I returned there this summer just to…
    - 9 days ago Jul 18, 2017, 10:02pm -
  • eMiles Ups Its Game With New Site
    I’m a big fan of doing surveys to earn extra points. You won’t earn a ton of miles overnight, but the surveys are generally quick, and it never hurts to pick up a few hundred points here and there. They’re gimmes. I do mine while watching TV. e…
    - 10 days ago Jul 17, 2017, 8:07pm -
  • A New Cause Of Flight Cancellations: Global Warming
    Oh, good. As if the airports and environment didn’t have enough working against them, here’s one more issue: Global warming could lead to more flight cancellations. Short version: The hotter it is outside, the less lift a plane can generate, mean…
    - 11 days ago Jul 16, 2017, 4:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newChecked Baggage in the Transit Area/Lounge in Changi Airport
    I never had a situation occur which required me to check in luggage mid-journey. So here goes the question: I know I can do this by clearing immigrations and then go through check-in-security-reenter process ! I will be arriving on a different non-a…
    - 33 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:15am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 60 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:48am -
  • 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:
    - 4 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 7:56am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 7:45am -
  • newMalaysian tourism tax revised to RM10 flat rate
    Malaysian tourism tax revised to RM10 flat rateKUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's new tourism tax, due to be introduced on Aug 1, has been revised to a flat fee of RM10 (S$3.18) per room per night, said tourism and culture mini…
    - 7 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 5:11am -
  • newAny news about Premium Membership P3?
    Any news about Premium Membership P3 (2014)? Is there an approximate lauch time? Thanks!
    - 8 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 4:05am -
  • newHow much money do i need in order to travel across the Europe?
    Hi, i was wondering how much money it takes to travel, for example from Spain to Norway on your own car? Feels like it hella expensive...
    - 8 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 3:52am -
  • 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…
    - 9 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 3:03am -
  • newUnited Will Celebrate The Murder of Grand and Glorious Travel on Friday
    Families went to the airport to see the exciting arrival of the first 747 @ JFK (a half century ago.). It heralded an exciting time where travel would be glamorous and then thanks to Freddy Laker affordable. On Friday United will officially and glee…
    - 9 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 2:36am -
  • newThailand Travel Sales, Promotions & Deals
    There always seem to be advertised discounts for Thailand travel that we will be posting here from time to time as they become available. Despite of the fact that many (if not most) of you are loyal to your hotel/air programs, you will find some incr…
    - 10 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 1:46am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newiDine is out?
    Good Morning, Staying in New Orleans and went to use the iDine app on my phone to find a nice breakfast spot .... there is only one participating place showing in the whole greater NOLA area !! I went to look at my list of favorites in different...
    - 12 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:36am -
  • newEC261 Double Dip ?
    This may or may not end up as a theoretical argument... After an overnight delay in BUD due to a technical issue the flight I have been rebooked on today is now delayed now by just more than three hours due to another technical issue - Is that one...
    - 22 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:26am -
  • newdamaged laptop in checked luggage
    Hi there, The electronics travel ban for electronics in the cabin still has not been lifted for Uk bound flights, although it has been for US bound ones. If BA instructs you to put your laptop in your checked luggage, and it gets dammaged,...
    - 32 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:16am -
  • newRules on 'in-flight' upgrade
    I was on 2553 recently and CE was more or less half empty. I was in row 1 but subsequently moved back as it was a CY177 config so 1 is a bit restrictive :rolleyes: My o/h noticed when the doors closed someone came up from the ET cabin and was...
    - 43 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion BKK-KUL
    I have booked a business class ticket on the Malaysian airlines web site from Bangkok to Bali in September. The first leg is on a Thai airways flight (BKK-KUL). Do I collect British airline miles on this one and do I check inn at the Malaysia desk...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:41am -
  • newEtihad Posts $1.87 Billion Loss
    More bad news: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/etihad-posts-1-87-billion-loss-in-worst-blow-for-gulf-carriers
    - 1 hour ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:31am -
  • newSeat selection on mixed AA/BA/EI bookings
    I have an AA and a BA booking this autumn, both of which contain one leg on EI. On the BA booking, it's under a BA codeshare flight number and on the AA booking a straight-up EI flight number. I've tried finding a way to select seats for the EI...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:26am -
  • newKudos to AA on refund
    It seems that AA has canceled the daytime SEA-MIA flight, at least for my travel date in November. I received an email stating that I had been automatically re-accommodated on the red-eye. I used AA's automated system to request a full refund....
    - 1 hour ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:22am -
  • newFlight search with different classes
    I'm searching for a LHR-SGN flight with Oneworld, however I am looking for 1 way in Y and the return in J. Does anyone know of a search engine that does this? Most (skyscanner / opodo) seem to only offer one class? Thanks in advance
    - 2 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:13am -
  • newHow to know which 77W I will be taking?
    I am planning to take KE for YYZ-ICN Any ways to know which type of 77W I will be flying on?? Thanks!
    - 2 hours ago Jul 27, 2017, 10:03am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newData Points Central Thread - Week of July 27, 2017
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
    - 42 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - July 27, 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…
    - 43 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - July 27, 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…
    - 43 mins ago Jul 27, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newHouse Votes To Strip Bank & Credit Card Customers Of Constitutional Right To A Day In Court
    submitted by /u/zigazz [link] [comments]
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 11:11pm -
  • newBig 6 Comparison: Amex vs Chase vs Citi
    First time posting something like this here, so please go easy on me if I messed something up. I've seen the SUPER helpful charts put together by LumpyLump76 and PillarsOfCrustacean, and I wanted to expand on them a little bit. I have seen things com…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 10:53pm -
  • newAmerican Express updated ToC to discourage gaming of signup bonuses
    If we in our sole discretion determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome bonus offer in any way or that you intend to do so (for example, if you applied for one or more cards to obtain a welcome bonus o…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 4:10pm -
  • newOfficial Chase Disney Rewards Referral Thread
    If you have a referral code for the Chase Disney Rewards credit card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the order of top-level comments, hides the votes, and collapses responses by default. Please do NOT m…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 12:01pm -
  • newOfficial AmEx Hilton Surpass Referral Thread
    If you have a referral code for the AmEx Hilton Surpass card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the order of top-level comments, hides the votes, and collapses responses by default. Please do NOT make any…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of July 26, 2017
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 1 day ago Jul 26, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Question Thread - July 26, 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 Jul 26, 2017, 11:06am -

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  • newInterest in Sharing Services Among Americans Has Tripled Since 2015
    It’s no secret that the sharing economy is growing—but this much? A survey conducted by our friends at Allianz Global Assistance—the Sharing Economy Index—has revealed...The post Interest in Sharing Services Among Americans Has Tripled Since…
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  • newNow at Every Hilton Garden Inn: Modern Touches, Local Food & Big, Bright Hellos
    Yesterday, the Hilton Garden Inn family of properties was officially refreshed. As part of a global brand refresh, more than 720 Hilton Garden Inn properties...The post Now at Every Hilton Garden Inn: Modern Touches, Local Food & Big, Bright Hellos…
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  • newDon’t Overpay for a Canadian eTA
    In August 2015, the Canadian government began requiring that travelers from certain countries (not the U.S.) obtain eTAs (electronic travel authorizations) to enter or fly...The post Don’t Overpay for a Canadian eTA appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • newAmerican Airlines New Admirals Club Lounge at Toronto’s Pearson Airport
    Natalie, Jack and I flew from Toronto (YYZ) to New York’s JFK on American Airlines. Usually, we fly to LGA but the JFK flight was...The post American Airlines New Admirals Club Lounge at Toronto’s Pearson Airport appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • newIHG vs. Marriott Credit Card: Which Hotel Credit Card Is Better?
    Two popular hotel credit cards are the IHG and Marriott credit card. Both hotel cards provide a free night every year and have reasonable annual...The post IHG vs. Marriott Credit Card: Which Hotel Credit Card Is Better? appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 26, 2017, 2:21pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of July 26, 2017
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: New European Airline Joon Targets Millennial Travelers Shootout in Cancun: Narcos Take Their War Into Hot Beach...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 26, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • Travel Contests: Week of July 26, 2017
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip to Rome Win a four-night Bahamian Disney cruise Win a five-night vacation for two people to New...The post Travel Contests: Week of July 26, 2017 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • The Suitcase That Gives Kids a Business Class Seat in Economy
    Thanks to Norwegian company JetKids for sending me what they call the ultimate travel gadget for children up to seven years of age. The BedBox...The post The Suitcase That Gives Kids a Business Class Seat in Economy appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 9:49pm -
  • Video: People Getting Blown Back at Maho Beach St. Maarten Airport
    This video of people getting blown back at Maho Beach next to St. Maarten’s airport is a few years old but it’s resurfaced this week...The post Video: People Getting Blown Back at Maho Beach St. Maarten Airport appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 9:02pm -
  • How to Find the Cheapest Rental Cars
    I just realized I’ve never made AutoSlash Travel Website of the Week. That’s obviously an oversight on my part since it’s definitely one of—if not the—best place...The post How to Find the Cheapest Rental Cars appeared first on Johnny Je…
    - 2 days ago Jul 25, 2017, 8:32pm -

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