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The Points Guy

  • newFlight Review: American Airlines (777-200) Business Class From New York to London
    AA has upped its game in the last few years, offering retrofitted business-class cabins on a number of its transatlantic flights. The Pros: a modern and roomy lie-flat seat, tons of storage space and an excellent IFE system. The Cons: seats manufactu…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • newDeadline Extended for 10,000 Free Alaska MileagePlan Miles
    Last year, Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America. The resulting merger has been a long and drawn-out process. One of the first steps was allowing Virgin America Elevate members to transfer miles to Alaska’s Mileage Plan at a ratio of 1:1.3. And,…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newFirst A320 Built in Airbus’ US Facility Takes Flight
    The first of Airbus’ A320 aircraft that was assembled in the United States took to the air for the first time. The A320, which will eventually be delivered to low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines later this summer, took off from the new Airbus facility…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:10pm -
  • newSouthwest Is Compensating Elites for Its System Glitch
    On Tuesday, we reported that Southwest elites were losing their priority boarding on flights due to a system glitch. As a result of Rapid Rewards numbers being deleted from future reservations, many A-List and A-List Preferred members were left with…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 7:05pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Adds Several New European Routes for Next Summer
    This morning, American Airlines unveiled three new European routes that will commence just in time for next summer’s peak travel season. Starting May 4, 2018, AA passengers will be able to fly nonstop from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest (BUD) or Pr…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 6:35pm -
  • newCathay Pacific Posts Staggering Loss For First Half of 2017
    For years, Cathay Pacific has offered one of the best first-class products, and a fantastic business class as well, and the airline continues to make efforts to further improve its (overall fairly young) fleet, retiring the beloved but gas-guzzling…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 4:55pm -
  • newDeal Alert: New York and Denver to Brussels From $368 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…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 4:25pm -
  • newDelta 737 Hits American Airlines 757 at JFK
    Tuesday night around 7:10pm at New York’s JFK airport, the wingtip of Delta flight 2503 bound for Seattle struck American Airlines flight 290 bound for Dublin, while both planes were on the ground. The collision, which damaged both aircraft but was…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 3:50pm -
  • newI Visited Guam During the Nuclear Standoff and Loved Every Minute of It
    A week ago, many Americans had never heard of Guam — and many more were likely clueless to the fact that most of the island’s residents are US citizens. After Puerto Rico, Guam is the largest US territory in the world (by population), with more t…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 2:31pm -
  • newEverything You Need to Know About Avianca Lifemiles
    Colombia-based Star Alliance airline Avianca, the third-biggest in South America by passengers carried, offers one of the most unique airline loyalty programs, called Lifemiles. In the past, this program provided hours of entertainment and intrigue t…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 2:05pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newMy Presidential Suite Upgrade At The Hyatt Olive 8
    I was recently in Seattle for a couple of nights, a trip which I booked pretty last minute. Seattle is a very seasonal hotel market. In winter rates are quite low, while in summer they aren't. Most decent hotels were running $400+ per night, so I dec…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:33pm -
  • newAlways Always ALWAYS Check Your Award Tickets!
    Last week we had a bit of a situation with some United awards. That's not unusual in and of itself (each day is an adventure around here), but the way it was handled made it more confusing than it needed to be, so I wanted to share some of the detail…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:33pm -
  • newSwiss Hotel Asks Jewish Guests To Shower Before Using Pool
    Oh man. It's easy for stuff to get lost in translation when traveling, though this is something else. The Aparthaus Paradies, a hotel in the small Swiss village of Arosa, is under fire for two signs they posted at the hotel. Per The Times of Israel,…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 6:33pm -
  • newAmerican Announces New Flights To Budapest, Prague, And Venice
    American has just announced three exciting new seasonal routes for 2018. In the summer of 2018, American will be adding flights to Budapest and Prague, as well as an additional frequency to Venice.The services will operate between May 4 and October…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 5:28pm -
  • newIt’s Not Too Late To Plan A Trip To See The Eclipse!!!
    By now you've probably heard that there's going to be a solar eclipse next Monday. It's kind of a big deal. But while all of the continental US will have a partial solar eclipse, only those within a 70-mile band stretching from Oregon to South Caroli…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 4:33pm -
  • newHere’s Why I’m Buying Choice Points At A 30% Discount
    Choice Hotels is currently running a promotion where you can buy points for a 30% discount. The promotion runs through August 17th. And you need to buy at least 40,000 points to maximize the discount.It's not all that unusual for hotel chains to run…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 3:03pm -
  • newMore On The Delta One Suite A350 Surcharge
    Yesterday I wrote about how Delta is adding a surcharge of $250-500 one-way for flights in their new Delta One Suites, which will soon be available on their A350s. AusBT broke the story, which was discovered based on a notice sent out to travel agent…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 1:33pm -
  • newThe Trick To Using Club Carlson “Free Fridays” Rewards
    Club Carlson is currently running a pretty good promotion called "Free Fridays" in which you can earn your choice of 10,000 bonus Gold Points or a free stay on a Friday night after two stays. The promotion started in July and ends on September 30, 20…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 12:03pm -
  • newCathay Pacific Announces Huge Loss For First Half Of 2017
    Cathay Pacific has been struggling financially lately, as they face increased competition from both Gulf carriers and low cost carriers. This has brought their yields way down. The fact that they have pretty sparsely configured planes doesn't help ei…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 11:23am -
  • newEarn Up To 3,000 Bonus Miles With AAdvantage Dining Promo
    Nowadays a majority of miles are issued through non-flying means, ranging from credit cards to online shopping portals to airline dining programs.If you've never used a points dining program before, the idea is that you can earn bonus miles for dini…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 11:03am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newEasy moneymaker: Spend $30 at AT&T, earn a profit [Targeted]
    Doctor of Credit is reporting the latest round of a targeted offer that may be available in your online login at several banks, including Bank of America, Regions Bank, Suntrust Bank, BBVA, BB&T, PNC, Columbia Bank, Beneficial Bank, and Christian Co…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 17, 2017, 12:53am -
  • newEarn free Starbucks stars, no purchase required
    Unfortunately, the quick deal we posted yesterday for a $20 Starbucks gift card for $10 has sold out. However, a consolation prize might be the chance to win some free coffee. George over at Travel Blogger Buzz found a way to game the Starbucks summe…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 5:39pm -
  • newThe 1800Flowers Amex Offer is Back. Do we care?
    1800Flowers often shows up as an Amex Offer: Spend $50, Get $15 Back. This used to be a great start towards huge savings.  It was possible to earn 20% back through cashback portals, buy $50 1800Flowers gift cards, earn 30% back from this Amex offer,…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newSurprise: No email, still targeted for 10K per AU
    Over the past couple of days, many blogs have covered the recent bonus for adding authorized users to Amex Hilton Honors and Surpass credit cards. Since I hadn’t received an email, I assumed I hadn’t been targeted. I was wrong. Despite not having…
    - 24 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 2:22am -
  • Great deal: Go to the movies every day for $10 a month
    MoviePass is an interesting service that offers “unlimited” movie theater movies each month for one price. My wife and I subscribed in the past and loved it, but stopped when the price went up to $40 a month. Today, it caught my eye when I saw th…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 7:03pm -
  • Apple Watch sale at Macy’s, may stack with Discover for 10% back
    Macy’s is advertising a “surprise sale” today. Part of the sale is a discount on Apple watches, which should stack with 10% cash back from Discover (which will double to 20% if you’re in the first year of a Discover IT card). That cash bac…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 3:44pm -
  • Make money or more coffee: $10 for $20 Starbucks + 1K Marriott points for new users
    Starbucks is offering a promotion through Cashstar and Visa Checkout: Buy a $10 Starbucks e-Gift card, get a $10 bonus when you pay with Visa Checkout. If you aren’t a coffee drinker, resale rates on the $20 e-Gift card are currently up to about $…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 12:33pm -
  • Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works August 2017
    This is the latest in our ongoing series of what’s new in the world of manufactured spending.  We last posted an update in June (here).  As always, you can find an up-to-date complete roundup of techniques for increasing spend here: Manufactured…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 10:39am -
  • $20 back on $50 at Whole Foods
    Whole Foods and the Chase Hyatt visa have come together to offer a great promo for savings on groceries: you can register your Hyatt credit card to receive a $20 statement credit after spending $50 or more at Whole Foods on your Hyatt visa. The Dea…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 11:22pm -
  • Staples gift card rebates may not be working properly
    Yesterday, we posted a quick deal for a $15 rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards at Staples. This rebate was advertised in the Staples weekly ad online (on page 14), but readers are reporting that they are not receiving a rebate receipt.…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 8:44pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • What to expect when you're expecting your first music festival
    There's a storied tradition of bloggers not doing any research ahead of time and then making a series of predictable unforced errors. Bengali Miles Guru filed a classic of the genre about a last-minute jaunt to Cuba (Cuba is not a place you want to g…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 9:59am -
  • Breaking even with IHG Rewards Club Spire elite status
    Last week I wrote about the possibility of using IHG Rewards Club as the primary hotel loyalty program for a reimbursed business traveler. In that post I considered only the Platinum elite status that comes with the IHG Rewards Club credit card. But…
    - 9 days ago Aug 8, 2017, 9:59am -
  • IHG Rewards Club, reconsidered
    [edit 8/7/17: updated charts to reflect 60,000-point top-tier IHG Rewards Club properties. Conclusions left unchanged.]Easily the reaction I least expected to Tuesday's post on credit card auxiliary benefits was the passionate defense that emerged in…
    - 14 days ago Aug 3, 2017, 9:59am -
  • My favorite credit card auxiliary benefits, ranked
    I've been thinking lately about the Bank of America Alaska Airlines credit card, since it has a somewhat higher signup bonus than usual, at 30,000 Mileage Plan miles, a $100 statement credit, and a taxes-and-fees-only companion ticket for the first y…
    - 16 days ago Aug 1, 2017, 9:59am -
  • There are no benign conflicts of interest
    Back in January I wrote about the problem of conflicted advice, and the solution:"Your stockbroker, your insurance agent, and your affiliate blogger are all required to disclose their conflicts of interest, and do so dutifully. The problem is that di…
    - 20 days ago Jul 28, 2017, 9:59am -
  • 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 43 days ago Jul 5, 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

  • newI Was Automatically Approved for My Latest Credit Card
    Yesterday I applied for the Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit card. To my delight, I was automatically approved after submitting the application. The Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit card is issued by Chase, who is known for denying…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 6:38pm -
  • newANA Honoring the Error Fare in Business Class Between YVR & SYD
    UPDATE 8/16: Did you nab one of these ridiculous ANA Business Class fares between Vancouver and Sydney? As long as your booking was actually ticketed then ANA will honor it. There are even some people who did not initially receive an e-ticket number…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 12:50pm -
  • Delta Flash Sale: 80k Roundtrip in New Premium Select Cabin to Asia
    Through August 16, 2017 (tomorrow) at 11:59 PM ET, you can book roundtrips between the United States and Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing in Delta’s new Premium Select Cabin for 80k Delta miles roundtrip, or 65k roundtrip in economy. The travel period for…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 9:37pm -
  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards August 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…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 12:44pm -
  • Select Singapore Awards 30% Off (For Travel Next Month)
    Planning any travel in Asia or Australia during September? Singapore and Silkair awards flying select routes next month are on sale for 30% off. You must book by August 31, 2017 and you must book online to qualify for the discount. Only Business and…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 11:47pm -
  • LAST CALL: JetBlue Status Match & Status Challenge
    Today’s your last chance to register for JetBlue’s Mosaic status match and/or status challenge and so I’m bumping this post to the top of the blog!  Do you have status with Virgin America, Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, or United? JetBlue…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 11:02pm -
  • Using AutoSlash to Save Big on Car Rentals
    The eclipse is happening in a week, and unfortunately I have no choice but to travel between Charleston, South Carolina–an eclipse viewing hotspot–and Atlanta, Georgia on August 23, just two days after the momentous event that’s drawing an esti…
    - 3 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred: Better Card?
    In a comment on a previous post about a calculator to determine how many ThankYou Points you’ll earn from using the Citi ThankYou Premier Card, DaveS asked: I’ve previously used the Chase Sapphire Preferred card as my “keeper” fee card for t…
    - 4 days ago Aug 13, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • $10/Month for Unlimited In-Flight Wifi on Tons of Planes (Seriously)
    The internet has been buzzing with talk of US Mobile’s new Unlimited Wifi Plan. The service that debuted a couple weeks ago gives access to US Mobile’s hotspot network as well as unlimited in-flight wifi on a large variety of airlines domesticall…
    - 4 days ago Aug 12, 2017, 9:39pm -
  • AA Business Class Award Space to Europe, South America, & Asia
    It appears American Airlines has released batches of Business Class award space to Europe, South America, and Asia. This is news because American Airlines doesn’t normally have so much premium cabin SAAver level award space, and in regards to the…
    - 6 days ago Aug 10, 2017, 8:46pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newAA Basic Economy to Be Available by September
    American Airlines has confirmed that Basic Economy seating will become available by the end of September. The seating option will offer the equivalent of a $20 discount in exchange for features such as boarding the flight later than all other passeng…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:52pm -
  • newFlyer Blames Eurowings for 8,000-Mile Detour
    Passenger flies from Cologne to Las Vegas instead of London Stansted Airport. A European flyer says his airline allowed him to board the wrong flight, which lead to being waylaid by over 8,000 miles in a completely different country. Britain’s Dai…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:49pm -
  • newFamily Booted From Lounge Due to Minnie Mouse Shirts
    Despite paying £170 for access to the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport (MAN), flyer Emma Raikes and seven of her family members were initially refused access due to their matching Minnie Mouse T-shirts, which the family worse in anticipation of t…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:26pm -
  • newFlash Sale: 65,000 SkyMiles to Asia, Round Trip (Ends At Midnight)
    Delta Air Lines is offering SkyMiles members special award pricing on select routes to Asia for fall, winter and spring travel. The flash sale lists round-trip economy tickets for 65,000 SkyMiles, and Premium Select seats, Delta’s new class of serv…
    - 6 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:24pm -
  • newAirbnb Bans White Nationalists
    Airbnb officials say that the site canceled some bookings in Charlottesville, VA when it became clear that the reservations were related to a white nationalist rally this weekend. AirBnB says that after being compelled to void some reservations relat…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 7:36pm -
  • newAmex Offering Up to 40K Bonus Hilton Points for Adding Authorized Users
    American Express has been sending out offers to holders of their two Hilton credit cards offering bonuses for adding authorized users and completing minimum spending requirements with the AU cards. Even those who haven’t gotten the offer in their e…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newALPA: Carriers Are Faking A Pilot Shortage Instead of Paying Up
    Some U.S. airlines are decrying an ongoing shortage of qualified pilots as a major impediment to business, but the world’s largest pilot union is calling baloney on those claims. For years, regional carriers have been lobbying regulators to reduce…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:00am -
  • new“They Would Touch Your Bum”: Former Crewmember Reveals Extent of in-Flight Alcohol-Fueled Harassment
    One former member of staff has revealed the extent of booze-related sexual harassment in the cabin. As Britain reports a peak in the number of booze-related passenger arrests, a former cabin crew member reveals that incidents of alcohol-fueled sexual…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newDelta Applying up to $1K Surcharge for Business Class USA/South Korea Flights
    Delta Air Lines will begin applying surcharges as high as $1,000 for return tickets held by passengers traveling between the United States and South Korea aboard Airbus A350 business class seats. Delta revealed the “Delta One levy” policy in a c…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newWin A Free Trip to New York, Paris, South Africa and Tokyo Courtesy of Vice
    Airbnb is teaming with Vice Media in order to curate trips around the world. The joint venture will begin awarding travel packages to tourists, beginning with an online contest that will award 100 winners on one of four complimentary curated tours in…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newReader Harry’s Best Tips to Get Approved for More Business Cards!
    Welcome to the next installment of our Small Business Card Reader Success Series, where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they opened a small business credit card to get Big Travel with Small Money!   Small Business Card Interview:   Harry C…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newLooking for Fun Ways to Use Your Miles & Points? Let Fellow Readers Help!

    - 7 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newTargeted – Earn Bonus Delta Miles for Adding Authorized Users to This Card
    If you’re a Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express cardholder, check your AMEX account! Via Points With a Crew, American Express is offering bonuses to targeted AMEX Delta Gold cardholders for adding authorized users to their ac…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 6:37pm -
  • newOne-Way Car Rentals for Just ~$5 Per Day!
    Planning a road trip this fall?  Here’s a fun and cheap opportunity! Via Points With a Crew, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty are offering some great one-way rental deals.  For as little as ~$5 per day! Pick-up locations include cities like New York…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 5:06pm -
  • newKeith: “How I’d Use the Capital One Venture 40,000 Mile Bonus”
    With the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, you can earn 40,000 Venture miles (worth $400 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.  Lots of folks like this card because the rewards program is so simple…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Should You Open a Business Bank Account Before Applying for a Business Credit Card?
    I’ve written about how you can qualify for a small business card.  And quick small business ideas that can earn you lots of miles & points. And recently, a Million Mile Secrets reader wrote to me about his excitement to apply for his first s…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • Worth It? Earn Up to an 80% Bonus When You Buy IHG Points
    Do you collect and use IHG points?  Here’s a chance to buy them for less! Through September 12, 2017, you can get up to an 80% bonus on purchased IHG points.  The more points you buy, the bigger the bonus.  But the actual bonus amounts are targ…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 8:54pm -
  • Won’t Last! Fly to Europe for Under $300 Round-Trip From Select Cities!
    Planning a trip to Europe?  Check out this deal from WOW Air! Via Travel Codex, you can get 50% off WOW Air flights to Europe using the promotion code code “WOWSALE.” You must book your ticket by August 17, 2017.  And the sale is valid for flig…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 7:45pm -
  • Delta Flash Award Sale to Asia – 2 Days Only!
    Planning a trip to Asia?  Now’s a good time to book award flights! Via The Gate, Delta is having a flash sale on coach and Premium Economy award tickets from the continental US to Asia until tomorrow, August 16, 2017. You can fly round-trip to Asi…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 6:22pm -
  • Ends Tomorrow! One-Way JetBlue Flights for ~$49
    Hurry!  Via Running With Miles, JetBlue is having a flash sale.  And you can buy one-way coach flights between cities like Boston and Atlanta, Austin and Fort Lauderdale, New York (JFK) and Martha’s Vineyard, and more, for ~$49+! But you must…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 4:33pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • 7 Castles You MUST See in France
    The sunny, wine-soaked Loire Valley in France has over 80 castles to choose from. I spent time in the region for my birthday exploring the area, drinking wine, and pretending these castles were mine. Here's how you can do the same – and on a budget…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 2:25pm -
  • What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?
    I bought my first Lonely Planet guide book back in 2005, and I’ve been collecting them ever since. Yet, lately, I’ve noticed that their quality has gone down significantly. Are they still the relevant and reliable source they once were, or is the…
    - 14 days ago Aug 3, 2017, 2:02pm -
  • Reader Story: How Angela Travels the World as an Au Pair
    Ever wanted to work and travel around the world? In this reader story, Angéla shares how she went from never traveling to living abroad and working in 7 different countries. By working as an au pair, Angéla has found a way to both travel and earn m…
    - 17 days ago Jul 31, 2017, 1:58pm -
  • 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 52 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 59 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 1:00pm -

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

  • newMore Sales
    What’s a week without another JetBlue or Southwest sale? Dad Jokes Clooney would probably call it a weak week. If you’re heading to Asia, here’s another award discount. Check it out if you’ve got a decent-sized Delta balance.  
    - 17 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:53am -
  • Booking Some Flights

    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 7:08am -
  • Monday Pair
    I’m doing these 2 today: Applying for the JetBlue card since it’s up to 40,000 points. Why do I like it? Mainly because I can’t hate every airline. They’re still my current favorite for coach domestic travel. It’s not my first time getting…
    - 3 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 8:08am -
  • More Delta For Airbnb
    Delta is now offering 3 SkyDongs for every buck spent on Airbnb stays (also up to 25,000 for hosts). The lesson, as always? Airbnb loves the dongs. By the way, I’m also still seeing a $50 Airbnb deal in my American Express offers. Pretty good time…
    - 6 days ago Aug 11, 2017, 7:37am -
  • The Search For Flight Tracking
    FlightTrack Pro was the app of our dreams. It was true love. We wanted to settle down and spend the rest our lives with this beautiful piece of ass technology. Unfortunately, our world is a cruel one. Earlier this year, fate took FlightTrack Pro away…
    - 7 days ago Aug 10, 2017, 8:39am -
  • Hump Day Deals

    - 8 days ago Aug 9, 2017, 8:32am -
  • FlexPerks Flight Giveaway
    Thanks to loyal (and generous) reader Assaf, I have another giveaway ready to go. Because of heavy category spending, he’s a FlexPerks baller and is willing to give some of his points to a MileNerd reader. This prize is 20,000 points that he’ll u…
    - 9 days ago Aug 8, 2017, 8:14am -
  • Monday Triple
    Bust out those Ink cards again by Saturday at Staples. This time it’s $20 back if you buy $300 in Visa gift cards. Definitely not from my favorite bank, but the Cathay Pacific card bonus doubled and is up to 50,000 points. Speaking of Cathay, you c…
    - 10 days ago Aug 7, 2017, 8:48am -
  • End Of Week Stuff
    Like many of you, I added 100,000 IHG points to my stash last week. Save 50% redeeming them at some international properties. Register here to get 1,000 bonus United miles for every Hilton night through the end of October. There’s an increased offe…
    - 13 days ago Aug 4, 2017, 7:51am -
  • Social Media Marriott Points
    Ever met an overeager spaz at the bar who desperately wants to exchange phone numbers and then spills his drink all over you? That’s Marriott. They really, REALLY want to connect to you and your social media accounts. For some reason, their hashtag…
    - 14 days ago Aug 3, 2017, 7:53am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newTexas de Brazil Promotion: Kids Eat Free With Purchase
    Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian steakhouse featuring a salad bar, a wide variety of all-you-can-eat meats, desserts and more. Round up the kids and head to your local Texas de Brazil for two complimentary children dining with one regular adult dinner…
    - 3 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:54pm -
  • newTop Ten Bank Promotions in Alaska
    Editor’s Note: Not your state? No worries, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Top Ten Bank Promotions being offered in your state. Here is a list of the Top Ten Bank Promotions in Alaska that are as big as the state itself! When signin…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:35pm -
  • newCabela’s Gift Card eBay Promotion: Buy $100 Gift Card for $92
    It’s warming up and now is the perfect time to plan outdoor activities and what better way to prepare than to stop by Cabela’s. For a limited time only, eBay via PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $100 Cabela’s Gift Card for $92 with a maximum…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:26pm -
  • neweBay Bucks Promotion: Earn 8% eBay Bucks On Purchases & Sales (Targeted)
    Attention eBay buyers and members, eBay is currently having a targeted promotion where you can earn 8% eBay Bucks on every qualifying purchase and sale with no minimum. Earn eBay Bucks on qualifying purchase valid through August 17, 2017 while quali…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:22pm -
  • newNintendo Switch via Best Buy: $299.99 + Free Shipping
    Get the Nintendo Switch, a gaming system that lets you play the games you wan, wherever you are, however you like. This product is available in Best Buy stores across the nation for $299.99 + FREE SHIPPING, thanks to Best Buy price match guarantee. T…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:08pm -
  • newLivingSocial Sitewide Promotion: 20% Off Sitewide
    LivingSocial is offering you a chance to get an additional 20% off sitewide when you apply promo code “FAMILY20″ at checkout. This offer is valid until end of day August 17, 2017. LivingSocial is known for discount prices on events, hot de…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:38pm -
  • neweBay Discounted Gift Card Deals, Offers, & Promotions: HP, Chili’s, Gap, Cabela’s & More!
    Buying gift cards for stores that you normally go to can save you a lot of money especially you can get them at a discounted price of up to 20% Off. At the moment, there are many gift card deals on eBay from stores such as HP, Chili’s, Gap, & many…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:35pm -
  • newDisney Store Sale Promotion: Get Up to 50% Off + Free Shipping
    Disney Store is the official site for Disney shopping. Get the best deals on Disney clothes, costumes, toys, home decor, collectibles, movies, and more! Disney Store is having an Almost Autumn sale with discounts up to 50% off! Shop from a huge sele…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:33pm -
  • newBuffalo Wild Wings Promotion: $4 Sharables All Day
    Find a Buffalo Wild Wings near you right now and get access to $4 Sharables items such as roasted garlic mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, street tacos, chili queso dip and fried pickles. This offer is only available for today August 16, 2017 move it! Pa…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 9:08pm -
  • newCreditCards.com Free Credit Score & Report Review: Get Your Credit Score Today!
    Have you ever wondered what your credit score was but haven’t taken the initiative to find out? Well today’s the day that you can get a Free Credit Score & Report provided by CreditCards.com! You can obtain your credit score as easy as completin…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:52pm -

Travel Codex

  • newUp To 1,000 Free Marriott Points with Visa Checkout
    Right now you can earn up to 1,000 Marriott points with Visa Checkout. You can earn 500 miles when you sign up for Visa Checkout via the promotion page and another 500 miles when you make your first purchase through Visa checkout within 15 days of s…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • newVerizon Replaces Its Rewards Program with Something Good!
    To give you an idea of just how much people hate Verizon Rewards, I wrote a post about it last year that consistently gets angry comments — many of them calling me out because I found some measly shred of value in getting a 10% discount on gift car…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • newEarn Double Miles on 40+ Alaska Airlines Routes
    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn double miles this fall on forty plus routes. As Alaska Airlines celebrates their merger with Virgin America and their explosive growth from the West Coast, Alaska Airlines is trying to lure flyers with do…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 11:00am -
  • WOW air 50% Off Sale – Fly to Europe for $192!
    Wow air is having another sale but make sure to add up all the fees and ancillary costs associated with flying a low cost carrier before jumping on this deal. The initial airfare may be cheaper than dirt but you might be better off with a traditional…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 6:11pm -
  • 30% Off Some Singapore Awards (If You’re Traveling in Sept!)
    Singapore Airlines is currently offering a 30% discount on a variety of awards if you book by the end of August and travel in September. Only specific routes are eligible for the discount. You can view the full list here. Most of the discounted fligh…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok Airport
    Trip Report Series Self-Connecting to an International Flight: Lessons Learned Review: Singapore Airlines Economy Class, San Francisco – Singapore (via Hong Kong) Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok Airport Review: Free Singapore S…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Review: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
    There are two Radisson Blu hotels in Copenhagen so make sure you are booking the correct one. This review is for the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is located in central Copenhagen whereas the Radisson Blu Scandinavia is locat…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Exploring Piran: Day Trip to Slovenia
    My dilemma was a free weekend in Italy between business trips. Italy is a wonderful place with incredible food and so much history, I could have easily spent my time there. Instead, I opted to visit a new country, by taking a day trip to Piran, Slove…
    - 3 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Missing Your SPG Amex Sign Up Bonus? You’re Not Alone
    In the spring, the SPG Amex bonus briefly increased to 35,000 Starpoints after meeting minimum spend.  I have no particular loyalty to Starwood.  In fact, I ditched the chain for Hilton several years ago after a customer service failure.  However,…
    - 6 days ago Aug 11, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Reminder: JetBlue Status Match and Challenge End August 14th
    JetBlue usually announces status match and challenge offers for its TrueBlue loyalty program every year. This year, they announced it in mid-July and enrollment ends on August 14th, 2017 at 11:59pm eastern.  That’s this Monday night, so if you’…
    - 6 days ago Aug 11, 2017, 11:05am -

Maximizing Money

  • new$10 Amazon Discount to Change Default Payment Method to Chase Card
    You can save $10 at Amazon.com when you change your 1-Click default payment method to an eligible Chase card, available for a limited time to targeted customers.Just visit this $10 Chase 1-Click Amazon Payment Promotion to see if you are eligible fo…
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 4:15pm -
  • Amazon $15 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase – Targeted
    There are currently 3 different Amazon Gift Card bonuses available that you may be eligible to receive, which offer a total of $35 in promotional credits when you purchase gift cards or reload your gift card balance.1. $15 Amazon Gift Card Credit -…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 8:01pm -
  • Slang Sneakers and Streetwear Marketplace $10 Free Credit and $10 Referrals
    Slang is an online community marketplace for sneakers and streetwear, where you can find hard-to-get shoe styles such as Air Jordan, Yeezy Boost, Saucony, Balenciaga, Gucci, and many other brands of footwear and clothing.Plus, you can get a $10 Free…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 7:16pm -
  • Truity Credit Union $100 Simple Checking Account Bonus – AR, KS, OK and TX
    Truity Credit Union will give you a $100 bonus when you open a Simple Checking Account by September 30, 2017, with no minimum balance and no monthly fee.Truity Credit Union has branch and ATM locations in Bartlesville, OK; Lawrence, KS; Houston, TX;…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 2:05am -
  • Seated Restaurant Reservation Rewards $5 Sign-Up Bonus, $10 Referrals and $15 Dining Credit
    Seated (formerly VocoLife) gives you $15 in Amazon, Uber, Starbucks, or dining credits per person when you book reservations and dine out at over 500 restaurants in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Housto…
    - 3 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 9:31am -
  • NEST $25 Bonuses for Nebraska’s 529 Direct College Savings Plan
    NEST, the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, which provides Nebraska's 529 College Savings Plans, is offering a $25 bonus promotion to help you invest in your child's future education.These NEST 529 promotional offers are only open to legal residen…
    - 3 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 9:01am -
  • SelfScore International Student Credit Cards $30 Refer-A-Friend Bonuses
    The SelfScore MasterCard Credit Cards are designed especially for International Students in the U.S.A., and you can apply without an SSN or security deposit and start to build your credit history to achieve your financial future in America.Plus, the…
    - 4 days ago Aug 12, 2017, 7:53pm -
  • CIT Bank $100 Bonus with 1.30% APY High Yield Savings Account – Nationwide
    CIT Bank will give you a cash bonus of $100 and an interest rate of 1.30% APY when you open and fund a Premier High Yield Savings Account with a minimum of $15,000 by September 8, 2017, and maintain a qualifying balance for 3 monthly statement cycles…
    - 7 days ago Aug 10, 2017, 9:04am -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Spend $5 Get $5 at Groupon
    New TopCashback members can get $5 in Free Spend at Groupon when you spend $5 at Groupon and get $5 in cash back from TopCashback, valid through August 13, 2017. [Read More] TopCashback Freebies – Spend $5 Get $5 at GrouponThe post TopCashback F…
    - 7 days ago Aug 10, 2017, 8:31am -
  • 10 Tips to Maximize Your Checking Account Services and Benefits
    If you just opened a new checking account and you're not familiar with the common checking account services and features that are available from most banks, check out these tips to maximize the many benefits of your new checking account. [Read More…
    - 7 days ago Aug 9, 2017, 11:52pm -

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newAirberlin Goes Bankrupt. Should You Still Book Them?
    Yesterday, airberlin, the airline known for its somewhat odd frequent flyer program and lack of capital letters, declared bankruptcy. Given the airline’s debt levels, it was not exactly a surprise, and it became the second Etihad-backed airline to…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 2:44pm -
  • Earn American Miles On Your Hotel Bookings
    We’re undergoing a bit of a face lift around these parts, so this post, like the next several, will be a bit on the shorter side. Actually, that’s probably a good thing. Get AAdvantage Miles for Hotel Bookings There is a certain advantage to book…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 8:15pm -
  • Hotel Commonwealth: The Best Hotel In Boston
    I’ve decided to do something a little different today, and that’s do a hotel review. This one is an update of one that I did last year, but the hotel deserves it. Hotel Commonwealth may be the best hotel in Boston and you’ve likely never heard…
    - 2 days ago Aug 14, 2017, 8:24pm -
  • When First Class Is Almost As Cheap As Coach
    It’s the first thing we do when we book a flight: Look in the left-hand columns at the cheapest coach fares (Skip Basic Economy, where you are required to surrender most civil rights.) and pick the one that gives you the best fare at the time you w…
    - 5 days ago Aug 11, 2017, 9:31pm -
  • Seniors, Get Your National Parks Lifetime Pass Now
    They tell me that there’s no inflation these days, but that’s not going to be true for much longer as the National Park Service increases the price of its senior lifetime pass from $10 to $80 on August 28. If you don’t have one, now’s the tim…
    - 6 days ago Aug 10, 2017, 9:42pm -
  • IHG Brings Back Accelerate Points Promotion
    My favorite least-favorite promotion is back, as IHG re-ups its Accelerate promotion for the period September 1-December 31.* IHG Rewards Accelerate This has become a recurring promotion for IHG (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc.). The targeted off…
    - 8 days ago Aug 8, 2017, 9:08pm -
  • Cash Back On Back-To-School Shopping
    It’s been a light weekend, which means I got to read some of the emails that have been filling up my inbox. Only one of them caught my eye, and it was about back-to-school shopping. With the start of school only about a month away, merchants are st…
    - 9 days ago Aug 7, 2017, 8:41pm -
  • Weird Weekend Travel News
    Smelly luggage, ghosts in the machine and hungry reporters make up some of the stories that I’ve seen in the past 24 hours. Enjoy. Nashville Needs Plumbing A few Southwest passengers have encountered a problem that even I couldn’t prepare for: Se…
    - 12 days ago Aug 4, 2017, 3:40pm -
  • SeatGuru: The Best Website For Choosing A Seat
    One of the more stressful parts of booking a trip is choosing seats. Sure, you know that you probably don’t want the window seat in the last row of the plane, right in front of the lavatory. But what other factors do you need to look at? Is your wi…
    - 13 days ago Aug 3, 2017, 3:08pm -
  • Don’t Let Systems Outages Ruin Your Trip
    Late last night/early this morning, British Airways suffered yet another computer outage, which marks approximately the 473rd in the past six months. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. It was the sixth in the last year and lasted under an hour,…
    - 14 days ago Aug 2, 2017, 9:18pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newDEN Mini-DO 2017 - October 7
    Hi everyone! Apologies for the delay in planning the second event of the year, but we at Frequent Flyer Giving (FFG) are here to announce that we will be at Denver International Airport on October 7, 2017. This will be a tour of the brand new Chelsea…
    - 23 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:50am -
  • newContemplating Poland: Where to go, where to fly into?
    I am contemplating a trip to Poland with my late-70's father (77). He's pretty good mobility wise.I'd likely be looking to travel on a Oneworld carrier, but that isn't a 100% must. I'm in CLT and would want one connection at most. That said, the…
    - 32 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:41am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 43 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:30am -
  • newGOES/Passport renewal issue
    My minor child has her GOES interview on the same day as her Passport renewal. A few hours earlier, in fact. I cannot get an earlier GOES appointment and I cannot reschedule the passport renewal because we are travelling out of the country. Can I…
    - 46 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:27am -
  • newwant to upgrade on KLM flight to business class
    I want upgrade
    - 52 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:21am -
  • newTraveling advice for a youngster
    Hello all, I have finally saved enough money to pursue my dream of travelling to locations such as Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, America, Brazil and many more places. I will be away for around 6-9 months, however, I'm a little concerned that I know littl…
    - 54 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:19am -
  • newWalk in at Airside hotels in Changi Airport ?
    Is it advisable to book in advance, or is a walk in possible at two of the airside hotels in Changi Airport ?
    - 1 hour ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:10am -
  • newJW Marriott Cherry Creek, Denver, CO
    An absolutely great stay, once again, at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek in Denver, CO. After having to abandon the Sheraton Denver DTC I felt the need to step it up a notch for the family. We called with like one hour's notice and booked two connecti…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:03am -
  • newAlaska Credit for AA flyers?
    Considering flying on AS purchased ticket but would be on VR metal. Does an AA number confer my benefits this year and generate AA credit? I know the benefits will be going away next year, but not sure how the actual flight being on VR factors in. Th…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:10pm -
  • newChicago
    Will be in Chicago for a few days and am looking for an unpretentious, hole in the wall type Italian Restaurant. Don't want to dress up etc, just want really good Italian food. Suggestions are appreciated
    - 5 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 8:50pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newfound someone's US passsport in airport remote parking lot & I dropped it in mailbox?
    I found someone's US passport on the ground in an airport remote parking lot. The passport looked like it had been on the ground for several days(covered in dust and dirt). The woman did not write her address or phone number. There was just a..…
    - 25 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:48am -
  • newAgoda 5% off coupon 'include hilton,IHG,Hyatt..'
    Agoda 5% off coupon include hilton,IHG,Hyatt.. enter 'AGDA5Dall" at payment. You need to visit this link to use the code: https://www.agoda.com/?cid=1784233&pcs=1&hl=ko
    - 30 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:43am -
  • newPQD requirement for foreign members, will it ever happen?
    PQD requirement for foreign members, will it ever happen? as in foreigners or US citizens who live outside of the United States.
    - 33 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:40am -
  • newNo F seats available when trying to change flight...
    ...but lots available on same flight when booking as new ticket. I was booked on a flight SMF-IAH in mid- September, in F, on an A fare (paid). Tried to change the SMF-IAH leg to SAN-IAH, and there were no first class seats available on any...
    - 58 mins ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:15am -
  • newChina Airlines / Layover
    Hi All. I am planning a trip during Thanksgiving 2017 from JFK to BKK. Eva and China airlines are very similar in price for Premium Economy. I am leaning towards CA from some of the reviews. Several Questions: 1. CA Layover in Taipei is 1 hr...
    - 1 hour ago Aug 17, 2017, 1:05am -
  • newwhat to do if Fairmont deposits miles to wrong FF program?
    I selected Singapore airlines in my profile of my FPC account. But FPC deposited miles for my stay to Aeroplan.... is it possible to get this corrected (by calling FPC to remove miles from Aeroplan, and add miles to Singapore airlines)?
    - 1 hour ago Aug 17, 2017, 12:55am -
  • newGRU/MVD/GRU with Gol
    It is possible to book an Aeroplan ticket: YFC/YYZ/GRU - Stop GRU/MVD - Destination MVD/GRU/YYZ/YFC I can find no availability for GRU/MVD/GRU. As far as I know, the only Star Alliance carrier that services this route is Gol.
    - 1 hour ago Aug 17, 2017, 12:49am -
  • newBuy up from X/V to M fare, pay change fee, then get refund?
    I currently have a roundtrip xxx-ams-atl booked where the return flight is a throw-away because it was cheaper to book a RT than a one-way. I was contemplating flying the return if things fell into place, but it was just an option. The original itin.…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 17, 2017, 12:31am -
  • newBusiness Insider: Solar eclipse die-hards see totality longer than anyone else
    For the first time in nearly 100 years, the shadow of a total solar eclipse is going to sweep across the United States. The umbra — the darkest shadow cast by the moon blocking the sun — will appear in the Pacific Ocean and slice through 14 US…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 17, 2017, 12:29am -
  • newDoes AA routing permit stopover in SIN from IAD-HYD?
    Hello, I would like to travel from WAS-HYD/BOM/MAA/BLR/DEL. I would like to have a stopover in SIN along the way. Is there any way that this is possible? I would appreciate any pointers in the right direction. BTW: I have redeemed...
    - 2 hours ago Aug 17, 2017, 12:06am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newAirlines Make It Harder to Earn Free Flights for Loyalty
    submitted by /u/karmafuture [link] [comments]
    - 10 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 4:11pm -
  • newChase Ritz-Carlton Card - Three Night Offer Returning?
    Small data point that I thought may be relevant to some - I just got off the phone with Chase regarding my Marriott card, and inquired about the RC card as it's been one on my radar for a while now. The agent I spoke with said the three night signup…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 2:57pm -
  • newWhat Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of August 16, 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…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - August 16, 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…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - August 16, 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…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 10:06am -
  • Automod Log Aug 15th 2017
    As a reminder, while Churning exposes us to a lot of deals, Deals by themselves are not top level posts here. The alternative would be we would have tons of top level of Deals posts, such as 5K Points for 12 bottles of Wine, etc, or 30% off when tran…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 7:39pm -
  • 80% bonus on purchase of 15,000+ IHG points
    copy of email pasted below: Treat yourself to something special, sooner We all love to be treated to something special, why wait to get yours? Get your next treat faster with up to an 80% bonus when you buy IHG® Rewards Club points. Buying points a…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 6:05pm -
  • Official Amex SPG Business Referral Thread
    If you have a referral code for the American Express SPG Business 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…
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • r/shittychurning is leaking...(x-post from r/sandiego)
    submitted by /u/shzder [link] [comments]
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 12:02pm -
  • Code Sharing Thread - Week of August 15, 2017
    Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Code Sharing specific thread. The intention, as stated, is to facilitate the sharing of codes in a centralized thread. WARNING: The Mods will NOT arbitrate or moderate any issues resulti…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 11:06am -

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  • newAshley Colburn’s Croatia Video Guides #1: Zagreb County
    Everybody identifies with somewhere, whether they’re blood or not. For me, it’s Croatia, a small country of just four million people in southeastern Europe. Eight...The post Ashley Colburn’s Croatia Video Guides #1: Zagreb County appeared firs…
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  • newTravel Book of the Week: “Overview” by Benjamin Grant
    It’s not very often a book is born out of a popular Instagram account. If you check out Daily Overview (this week’s Travel Instagrammer of...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Overview” by Benjamin Grant appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 11 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 2:49pm -
  • newAmerican Express Premier Rewards Gold Review
    If you want a flexible rewards credit card with a travel credit, spending bonuses and a low annual fee, you might like the American Express Premier...The post American Express Premier Rewards Gold Review appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 12 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 1:59pm -
  • newWhy One-Way Car Rentals From the Northeast to Florida Are Now as Low as $5/Day
    Recently, I wrote about why AutoSlash is one of my go-to resources when I’m looking to rent a car. Well, it’s delivered again, this time...The post Why One-Way Car Rentals From the Northeast to Florida Are Now as Low as $5/Day appeared first on…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 16, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The Collapsible, Pocket-Sized Travel Water Bottle
    One the easiest ways to save money when you travel is to bring an empty water bottle through security so you can fill it up...The post The Collapsible, Pocket-Sized Travel Water Bottle appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 10:00pm -
  • The CDC’s Interactive World Map of Areas With Zika Risk
    With everything going on in the world, one major headline from last year has taken the back shelf this year. That’s great for tourism boards...The post The CDC’s Interactive World Map of Areas With Zika Risk appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • Video: New Singapore Airlines Safety Video
    Air New Zealand started the trend of interesting in-flight safety videos that passengers will actually want to watch and not tune out a few years...The post Video: New Singapore Airlines Safety Video appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • How to Find the Nearest Free Wi-Fi When You Travel
    It’s not easy to find good, productive spaces when you travel. Cafe Wifi is a free iOS app that helps travelers discover the best cafés, co-working...The post How to Find the Nearest Free Wi-Fi When You Travel appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Aug 15, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • Where Andrew Zimmern Goes for Restaurant Recommendations When He Travels
    Andrew Zimmern, the man behind one of the Travel channel’s most popular shows, recently went on an epic rant while doing an interview for Business Insider....The post Where Andrew Zimmern Goes for Restaurant Recommendations When He Travels appear…
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Ask a Pilot with Spencer: When Pilots Don’t Get Along
    In our Ask a Pilot series, pilot Spencer Marker answers one of your aviation-related questions each week. See past installments here and submit your own...The post Ask a Pilot with Spencer: When Pilots Don’t Get Along appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Aug 15, 2017, 1:00pm -

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