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The Points Guy

  • newThe window is closing on flying Boeing 717s, 767s at Delta as coronavirus accelerates retirement
    The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping airline fleets. Air France has shed its superjumbo Airbus A380s, American Airlines retired its Boeing 757s and 767s, and Delta Air Lines flew its last McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 flights in June. Airline ex…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 6:00pm -
  • newHere are 17 food delivery promo codes to help you save money on your next meal
    Editor’s note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page about food delivery promotions, so you can bookmark it and check back regularly for the latest codes. Some offers mentioned below are no longer available.  There are lots of ways to save mon…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:30pm -
  • newHow do pilots control an emergency evacuation?
    Commanding an emergency evacuation is one of the most serious decisions we can make as a pilot. It is also one of the most stressful. Invariably it has come about from an unexpected event, for example, an engine fire on the takeoff run. The key to a…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:15pm -
  • new5 things to know about visiting a reopening Hawaii
    Hawaii has had many false starts when it comes to reopening the state and restarting tourism. But the state has a new target reopening date — Oct. 15, with some new momentum courtesy of airlines behind the date. If things go to plan, beginning on O…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:00pm -
  • newParadise for a price: A review of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
    Editor’s note: This review covers a stay that took place before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of Hawaii remains closed to tourists. It recently pushed back the targeted reopening date to Oct. 15 at the earliest. Despite the state’…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 4:30pm -
  • new7 great ways to use 150,000 Hilton Honors points
    Lots of us have changed how we travel this year. That overwater bungalow may be on hold for some, but that trip to the national park may be full steam ahead. We all have our unique situations in 2020, but whether you are looking to get away near-term…
    - 8 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 4:00pm -
  • newBeat the crowds at these 3 ‘secret’ Italian spots
    When people go to Italy, they tend to think of the major players such as Rome, Capri, Milan, Florence and the Cinque Terre. And while those destinations are beautiful and unique in their own way, they are hardly the only beautiful parts of Italy. The…
    - 8 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 3:30pm -
  • newCruising is starting to resume in Australia — but there’s a catch
    Cruising finally is getting going again in Australia — at least in a small way. Australian expedition cruise specialist Coral Expeditions this week said it planned to restart nature-focused sailings out of Cairns, Australia, on Oct. 14 — just 18…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 3:00pm -
  • new5 ways to be an ally for social justice while using and earning points
    Black lives matter — still. Summer may be over but the push for social justice that began earlier this year has not waned. We have not forgotten our promise to stand with the Black community and actively combat systemic racism as we all fight for e…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 2:30pm -
  • newChoosing the best credit card for American Airlines flyers
    During normal travel times, American Airlines has 1,500+ planes, operating more than 6,800 daily flights and serving 61 countries. Heck, the name “America” is even in the airline’s name, so if you live in the U.S., the odds are high you’ve at…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 2:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Award Card Approval
    The world of points and miles can be endlessly rewarding, with options such as free flights, upgrades to premium cabins, complimentary hotel rooms and discounts on gift cards and merchandise. It can also seem bewildering, if you’re a neophyte looki…
    - Mar 23, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Premium Economy the New Business Class?
    Once upon a time, all airline seats were identical. Prior to the 1950s, carriers offered the same cabin experience to all passengers, but with a twist: if you wanted better treatment you took a non-stop flight and paid more, while connecting flights…
    - Mar 20, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Priority Pass Worth It?
    A visit to an airport lounge can be a magical interlude during a day of stressful traveling. Getting into the lounge, however, can be a complicated affair. For many travelers, Priority Pass has been the solution. Founded in 1992, the company is a col…
    - Mar 16, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Easiest Ways to Meet Credit Card Spending for Bonuses
    The easiest way to quickly accumulate a stash of points or miles is through a credit card signup bonus. Meeting the minimum spending, though, can sometimes seem daunting. In most cases you have three months to do it, and spending requirements tend to…
    - Mar 13, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • How to Pick a Honeymoon Destination
    Is going to a honeymoon destination on your mind? You may be thinking of enjoying a romantic getaway if you’ve just set a date for your wedding. After all, love birds do need to fly! That doesn’t erase the fact that the thought of planning a hone…
    - Mar 11, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Avianca LifeMiles: An Underrated Frequent Flyer Program
    In the world of points and miles, hobbyists gradually become aware of the possibilities for award travel. When you’re getting started accumulating miles, you tend to look for award flights on your designated airline only. At some point, you realize…
    - Mar 9, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Best Travel Cards for 2020
    As 2020 unfolds, this is the perfect time to take stock of travel goals and develop a strategy for the coming year. Your personal plan will depend on what’s important to you: is it airline miles, hotel points, ease and comfort while traveling, or t…
    - Mar 6, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How You Can Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane
    The inside of an airplane cabin can be a scary environment during flu season. You need to know that you’re not being paranoid if you’re afraid of becoming ill after taking a flight. Unfortunately, it can be very easy to spread sickness in such a…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards for Restaurants
    Until recently, there were limited options for earning credit card rewards while dining out. In the past few years, however, many premium rewards cards have made restaurant spending just as rewarding as travel—a recognition of the fact that the two…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How to Plan for a Cruise Without Breaking the Bank
    Is a cruise just what you need to get through the doldrums of winter? You may be too afraid to even dream about taking a cruise because you assume that cruising is synonymous with spending. The truth is that cruise fares can be high. Cruise operators…
    - Feb 28, 2020, 7:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWeekly Review: September 26, 2020
    Hello from Berlin! I'm thrilled to be here, though it's a rainy few days, and the weather is definitely starting to get a bit colder. This is going to be an adjustment compared to Florida. ;)On the points & travel front, this week assembly of the wo…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 8:33pm -
  • newCapital One Showdown: Venture Vs. VentureOne
    Many people are probably familiar with the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card (review), which is a straightforward and well-rounded travel rewards card. It's one of the best Capital One credit cards, and at the moment it's even offering a s…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 6:46pm -
  • newReview: Jumeirah Hotel Frankfurt
    While Frankfurt wasn't our final destination in Germany, we spent a night there for a couple of reasons:Winston hates flying, so we wanted to fly nonstop from Miami to Frankfurt to minimize Winston's flying time (and then we'd drive to Hamburg, and…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:03pm -
  • newDelta Retiring CRJ-200 By 2023, 717 & 767-300 By 2025
    In a Form 8-K filing, Delta Air Lines has revealed some updated timelines for aircraft retirements. Interestingly these aren't immediate, but rather retirements we can expect in the next three to five years.Delta Air Lines has revealed specific plan…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 3:23pm -
  • newReview: Frankfurt Airport’s Free Coronavirus Testing
    A lot of countries have struggled with the best approach to screening travelers for coronavirus. Should everyone have to go into a 14-day quarantine? Should it be possible to skip quarantine with testing? Should there be any restrictions at all?Well…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 1:33pm -
  • newMan Jailed In Thailand For Negative Hotel Review
    Thailand has some of the strictest defamation laws in the world. An American man living in Thailand is experiencing this firsthand right now, as he's being sued for a negative hotel review that he left online.A Facebook user shares how a friend of a…
    - 12 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 11:32am -
  • newBuy LifeMiles With 200% Bonus (Best-Ever Deal)!
    LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions it offers on purchased miles. In general we've seen fewer promotions from LifeMiles in recent months.Recently LifeMiles published its latest promotion, and it offers the lowest cost on purchased miles…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 10:28am -
  • Ink Business Cash Card: 8 Reasons To Apply
    The Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card (review) is one of the all-around most lucrative business credit cards out there. The card has a big welcome bonus, no annual fee, and offers up to 5x points. In conjunction with cards earning Ultimate Rewards p…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 6:29pm -
  • Bye Miami, Hello Berlin (For Now)…
    Hallo aus Deutschland! It has been a busy couple of weeks, so let me provide a bit of background, as I'm about 5,000 miles from my usual home of Miami, and will be for a while...Earlier this summer my mom made the decision to return to Germany for a…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 4:26pm -
  • Hawaiian Airlines Will Offer Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing
    Yesterday United Airlines became the first US airline to announce a COVID-19 testing program, and today Hawaiian Airlines has announced a similar offering, though arguably it's even better.As of mid-October, Hawaii will be reopening to visitors with…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 2:15pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newStudies report in-flight COVID-19 transmission. Good news?

    - 6 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:38pm -
  • newUnited Airlines Explore Destinations by Map
    Via Point Me to the Plane, I recently learned about United’s new Explore Destinations feature that lets you search for flight deals via a Google Maps interface.  This is almost identical to Google Flight Explore except that United’s version is l…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:38pm -
  • newHuge credit card offers; Hyatt answers; and solving X1
    This week we posted analyses of the newest huge credit card offers and predicted what will come next. Also, because of intense interest in Hyatt mattress runs, we posted a mattress running Q&A.  And I tackled the too-good-to-be-true X1 card: is ther…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 10:39am -
  • Sapphire Preferred 80K offer available through November 8th?
    Doctor of Credit reports that the Sapphire Preferred 80K offer may be available through November 8th.  This info came from a reader who tried to get Chase to match him to the improved bonus, but through secure message was told “this offer is only…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:09pm -
  • Online Deal: $300 Visa gift card for $285
    Office Depot is offering a $300 Visa gift card for only $285 with free shipping.  The purchase goes through giftcardmall so you won’t earn an office supply bonus, but this is an excellent deal regardless. The Deal Save $15 when you buy a $300 Visa…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 9:00pm -
  • Amex Delta status boost tracker broken, but Amex is working on it
    Those who earn Delta elite status through credit card spend may have noticed that Amex’s Delta status boost tracker hasn’t been doing it’s job lately.  My tracker has been stuck at the same level for the past month or so.  Fortunately, RenesP…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 7:09pm -
  • Emirates First Class “hotel room in the sky” awards now bookable in advance!
    Award flights between JFK and Dubai are now available!  Emirates is currently flying their Boeing 777-300ER (with arguably the world’s best first class) between JFK and Dubai.  When I checked previously with this route, I couldn’t find award sp…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 1:39pm -
  • Avis and Hertz Amex Offers: Spend $200, Get $40 or Spend $100, Get $20
    Amex is out with two new Amex Offers for Avis and Hertz car rentals.  Get $20 back on $100 (Avis) or $40 back on $200 (Hertz).  These offers appear to be available on consumer Amex cards but not business cards. The Deal Avis: Get a one-time $20 sta…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 12:55pm -
  • Venture 100K vs Sapphire 80K. Which is better?
    Capital One and Chase have each introduced huge new welcome bonuses: Earn up to 100K bonus “miles” with the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card; or earn 80K Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.  Which is bett…
    - 2 days ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:39am -
  • Grubhub/Seamless Amex Offer: Spend $20 & Get $5 Back (Limit 2, Stack With Amex Gold Benefit)
    There’s a new Grubhub and Seamless Amex Offer available on some cards which is giving $5 back when spending $20 or more. If you find this offer on an Amex Gold card, it’ll stack nicely with the $10 monthly dining benefit. The Deal Spend $20 or mo…
    - 2 days ago Sep 25, 2020, 7:48am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • The Chase Freedom family of cards: it's (still) all about quantity
    In a case of impeccable timing, at the beginning of this week I was high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park, far from cell service, and so was barely aware of Chase’s announcement of a shakeup of their Freedom credit card lineu…
    - 24 days ago Sep 2, 2020, 6:05pm -
  • Non-owner car insurance
    Non-owner car insurance is one of the least-understood insurance products because it is needed by so few people: most people who drive own a car, and most people who own a car have car insurance. Moreover, even if you don’t own a car but borrow a f…
    - 25 days ago Sep 2, 2020, 12:15am -
  • Who is the Inspirato Pass ripping off (and who is rich or dumb enough to find out?)
    Every 21st century tech scam involves ripping off some combination of three groups of people: customers, service providers, and investors. If you can exploit regulatory loopholes it’s icing on the cake.CustomersYou might expect customers to be the…
    - 29 days ago Aug 28, 2020, 6:59pm -
  • More Delta Platinum and refund hijinx
    Right now all travelers, but especially travel hackers, are juggling even more decisions than usual. In the before time, we might make speculative bookings far in the future as soon as award space opened up for trips we weren’t sure we’d be able…
    - 30 days ago Aug 27, 2020, 8:14pm -
  • Virginia's Eastern Shore: our first road trip out of quarantine
    The pandemic has caused different kinds of pain for different people. For the very social, the pandemic has meant losing the ability to visit with friends and family in person. For the unemployed, it has meant the loss of income, health insurance, an…
    - 34 days ago Aug 23, 2020, 11:30pm -
  • Revisiting the Bumped App
    Back in November, 2018, I wrote about a then-new app called Bumped which awarded fractional shares of stock when using linked credit cards at participating merchants. Over the last few weeks as I sorted through every bank, brokerage, and loyalty acco…
    - 47 days ago Aug 10, 2020, 11:06pm -
  • Stop It
    I’ve become increasingly annoyed by an expression journalists and commentators use to describe public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It seems like every day I read or hear somewhere that there’s “no plan” to d…
    - 79 days ago Jul 9, 2020, 7:46pm -
  • When better-than-free grocery store manufactured spend pours
    I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we’re in a kind of golden moment for grocery store manufactured spend, with widely-held credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve, the Chase Hyatt cards, and the American Express Hilton…
    - 89 days ago Jun 29, 2020, 9:44pm -
  • The Plastiq website redesign and a "known issue" with recurring payments
    Plastiq occupies a strange space in the world of travel hacking, since almost everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, but for a wide range of different reasons. When Five Back Visa Gift Cards could be used to manufacture spend at eligible me…
    - 93 days ago Jun 25, 2020, 9:27pm -
  • Interest rates on rewards credit cards are all over the place — act accordingly
    In the range of hobbies between croquet and wingsuiting, most people recognize that travel hacking is on the more dangerous end of the spectrum. Not because you’re likely to be turned into a red blotch on the side of a mountain, but because signing…
    - 96 days ago Jun 22, 2020, 7:19pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    We're excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool. The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up. Feel free to check out the tool…
    - Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough worksp…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than bu…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all of your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to drop them in the…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About United MileagePlus [In-Depth Guide]
    While it's gone through many changes United's MileagePlus remains one of the most valuable airline loyalty programs. Among U.S. frequent flyer programs, United MileagePlus offers the most ways to earn and use airline miles. It also offers perks you d…
    - Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money on stays, earning more points and more free perks and amenities when you stay at Hilton properties. Plus,…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? Most major card issuers have a credit card referral bonus program that lets you refer-a-friend to a credit card a…
    - Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2020]
    The beautiful city Budapest has a lot to offer. Not just the stunning architecture throughout Hungary's capital is taking you in, also the many impressive hotels, like the new Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest from the Unbound Collection by Hyatt will mak…
    - Feb 16, 2020, 3:06am -
  • 8 Best Ways to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (in 2020)
    The Chase Ultimate Rewards program is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs thanks to its flexibility. Ultimate Rewards points can be quite valuable when used strategically thanks to Chase's 13 airline and hotel transfer partners, but…
    - Feb 15, 2020, 6:01am -
  • 20 Ways to Earn Tons of United MileagePlus Miles [2020 Guide]
    United is one of the largest carriers in the world, along with American and Delta, with a strong frequent flyer program that allows you to earn airline miles that can be used for seat upgrades and award flights on United and its many partners. While…
    - Feb 14, 2020, 6:01am -

MileValue

  • Comparing Chase’s Ink Business Cards: Which One Is Right for You?
    If we were to start handing out awards here at MileValue, we can officially declare Chase the winner of some of the most exciting updates in the credit card marketplace for September 2020. Between updating the welcome bonus on the Chase Sapphire Pref…
    - 2 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 1:30pm -
  • Southwest Launches Promotional Companion Pass Offer
    The infamous 2020 is soon coming to an end (and, if you ask me, its about time!). Although we still aren’t clear what travel is going to look like for 2021 and beyond, now is the time to at least start thinking about what you would like your travel…
    - 4 days ago Sep 22, 2020, 1:46pm -
  • How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – SkyTeam Alliance
    In this three-part series, we are looking at the basics of the cheapest domestic awards. This encompasses frequent flyer programs spanning all three alliances:Oneworld – British Airways, Iberia, and American AirlinesStar Alliance – Avianca, Turk…
    - 5 days ago Sep 21, 2020, 2:25pm -
  • Best Ways to Redeem American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
    If there’s one major airline program I love having miles with it's the American Airlines AAdvantage program. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the American Airlines AAdvantage program can help you get some outsized value from your miles. One of the bes…
    - 9 days ago Sep 17, 2020, 2:26pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Bonus Updated to 80,000
    It's been an exciting few days from Chase: just last week we had the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex along with some substantial updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited.And just this week, we have more good news from one of the most popular ca…
    - 11 days ago Sep 15, 2020, 6:11pm -
  • MileValue Reader Survey
    As we settle in here at MileValue, we want to take a minute to ask you a few questions in order to better serve you - our readers. In case you missed it, you can learn more about the MileValue transition.As we mentioned in the announcement, we have…
    - 15 days ago Sep 11, 2020, 12:19pm -
  • The Basics of Marriott Bonvoy
    Today we continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. Here we'll have a good look at Marriott Bonvoy.In case you're joining us for the first time, or missed a prior post in this series, please check out th…
    - 18 days ago Sep 8, 2020, 3:03pm -
  • Why The Chase Sapphire Preferred Is My Next Card
    When I’m trying to decide what my next credit card is going to be, I consider a lot of factors. What trips do I want to take in the next one to two years? What points do I currently have? What points do I want? What’s my 5/24 status? These ques…
    - 23 days ago Sep 3, 2020, 2:13pm -
  • New Chase Freedom Flex Card and Updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited
    New Chase Freedom Flex Card announced as well as updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited.Four years after Chase introduced their new premium card Chase Sapphire Reserve, our word is again abuzz with exciting news.The post New Chase Freedom Flex Card…
    - 26 days ago Aug 31, 2020, 4:51pm -
  • 10xTravel Acquires MileValue With Exciting Plans for Its Future
    10xTravel has acquired MileValue and we are absolutely thrilled about it.That’s it. That’s both the headline and the story.We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to build upon an amazing and well-respected brand. We are thrilled to…
    - 29 days ago Aug 28, 2020, 3:19pm -

Frequent Flier

  • Southwest Offers Companion Pass Deal on Airfare Purchase
    Southwest Airlines is pulling one of their oldest tricks out to encourage flyers to purchase airfare by the end of Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The carrier will offer anyone who purchases a flight by the deadline a promotional companion pass for unlimited…
    - 2 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 11:17pm -
  • Parents, Airlines Fight Over Face Masks for Children
    Although airline face covering policies are well established, the question of usage for children is still up in the air. While the major carriers require everyone two years old and above to use a face mask for the duration of their flights, the World…
    - 2 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 10:17pm -
  • United Starts Offering COVID-19 Tests for Hawaii-Bound Flyers
    United Airlines will start offering flyers COVID-19 tests prior to departure on their air route between San Francisco International Airport and destinations in Hawaii, with the goal of managing quarantine requirements before their trip. Passengers wi…
    - 2 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 9:24pm -
  • Delta, United Delay Pilot Furloughs Through October 2020
    As airlines and labor unions continue to plea with Washington to provide more Payroll Support Program funds, two airlines say they will hold off on furloughing pilots for two more months. United Airlines will keep pilots on through Oct. 30, 2020, whi…
    - 3 days ago Sep 23, 2020, 10:47pm -
  • United Teams with Google to Offer Flight Search Map
    United Airlines is partnering with Google Flight Search to offer flyers a map search feature unique to the Chicago-based carrier and the airports they serve. With the new map, flyers can see fares to different destinations from the departure airport…
    - 3 days ago Sep 23, 2020, 9:54pm -
  • IATA Wants Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing Over Quarantine
    As quarantines continue to close down entire nations from travel, one major trade group is calling for a rapid COVID-19 test for international flyers. The International Air Transportation Association says they are working with the UN’s civil aviati…
    - 3 days ago Sep 23, 2020, 8:20pm -
  • Without US-UK Airbridge, British Economy Loses Over $40 Million Daily
    A report collectively commissioned by three British aviation stakeholders say the island nation’s economy is taking a major hit because there is no airbridge between the United States and the United Kingdom. Without regular air service between the…
    - 3 days ago Sep 23, 2020, 7:29pm -
  • Harvard Study: Face Mask Usage on Aircraft Helps Control COVID-19 Spread
    A new study by Harvard University says face coverings are an “important line of protection” against the spread of COVID-19 on aircraft. Research from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health calls the use of masks covering the nose and mouth “crit…
    - 4 days ago Sep 22, 2020, 8:48pm -
  • Boeing and Healthe Team Up for Cabin-Cleaning UV Wand
    Ultraviolent cabin cleaning just took another step forward, as Boeing entered a partnership with Florida-based Healthe to manufacture UV cleaning wands for aircraft. Research suggests that the UV rays from the wands may kill pathogens on surfaces, in…
    - 4 days ago Sep 22, 2020, 7:51pm -
  • How Stakeholders, Aviators and the Industry Stand on the Boeing 737 MAX
    Mentioning the Boeing 737 MAX can stir emotions among frequent flyers, as it is closely associated with two fatal accidents and a worldwide grounding that’s taken over one year to recover. As the public comment phase on the Federal Aviation Adminis…
    - 4 days ago Sep 22, 2020, 7:11pm -

Travel is Free

  • Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles
    I was just looking at AA domestic flights and every route I’ve searched for so far has many days available for 5,000 AA miles. This goes as far as Oct 2020.The post Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Nov 20, 2019, 8:33pm -
  • Drew’s $100 Bet With The Blog-Haters
    As of today: $0.00 has been claimed by haters. (I’ll update the dollar amount the minute it changes).   To those who complain about bloggers killing your deals, I’ve got a $100 opportunity for you to prove that your deal was killed by one of tho…
    - Oct 25, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal…
    - Oct 24, 2019, 6:41pm -
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I firs…
    - Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • A Guide to Exploring Colonial New York City
    Posted: 9/24/20 | September 24th, 2020 As a history nerd, I love taking a deep dive into a destination’s past. I’m a firm believer that if you don’t understand where people have come from, you’ll never understand where they are now. It’s a…
    - 3 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 7:27am -
  • How to Travel Uganda on a Budget
    Posted: 9/21/2020 | September 21st, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Alicia Erickson. She’s a travel writer who splits her time primarily between East and Southern Africa, India, and Seattle. She’s writing about how to save money in Uganda, a co…
    - 6 days ago Sep 21, 2020, 10:34am -
  • Philanthropy & Travel: How One Business Is Giving Back w/FLYTE
    The post Philanthropy & Travel: How One Business Is Giving Back w/FLYTE appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 11 days ago Sep 15, 2020, 12:57pm -
  • My Favorite Gear for Travelers
    Posted: 9/10/20 | September 10th, 2020 What do you take on your trip? What do you need? As long time readers know, I’m a fan of packing light. I don’t think you really need much when you travel. As a backpacker, I want to make sure everything I o…
    - 16 days ago Sep 10, 2020, 1:22pm -
  • A Love Letter to Maine
    Posted: 9/8/2020 | September 8th, 2020 Tucked away up in the northeast corner of the United States, Maine evokes images of endless shorelines, wild forests, Stephen King, iconic lighthouses, and lots and lots of lobster dinners. Despite growing up on…
    - 18 days ago Sep 8, 2020, 1:12pm -
  • How to Plan a Successful RV Trip
    Posted: 8/27/20 | August 27th, 2020 Since international travel on pause, people have turned to exploring their own backyards. From the U.S. to Canada to England, Europe, and New Zealand, people are getting in cars, campervans, and RVs and heading out…
    - 31 days ago Aug 27, 2020, 10:22am -
  • The Life of a Travel Writer with David Farley
    Updated: 8/24/20 | August 24th, 2020 When I started in the travel industry, one writer came up often in conversation: David Farley. He was a rock-star writer who taught at NYU and Columbia, wrote for AFAR, National Geographic, the New York Times, and…
    - 33 days ago Aug 24, 2020, 12:38pm -
  • The 22 Best Things to See and Do in Bangkok
    Posted: 8/17/20 | August 17th, 2020 Bangkok. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, chaotic, international, funhouse. A city 600 square miles and with a population of over 8 million, you could spend months here and you’d s…
    - 41 days ago Aug 17, 2020, 8:12am -
  • Why Don’t More Black American Women Travel Solo?
    Posted: 8/13/2020 | August 13th, 2020 Today, we have a guest post from Senitra Horbrook. She’s a frequent solo traveler who uses miles and points to experience champagne travel on a budget. She has been to six continents and is working on her next…
    - 45 days ago Aug 13, 2020, 11:26am -
  • How to Spend 48 Hours in Oslo
    Updated: 8/10/20 | August 10th, 2020 Most budget travelers skip Norway because it’s an expensive country to visit. The capital, Oslo, is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world owing to its high taxes, strong currency,…
    - 48 days ago Aug 10, 2020, 11:27am -

The Hustle Blog

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

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • September 2020
    Burst Pipes What was your mom and dad’s relationship like? Actually, hold on. What I’m really asking is this… Did their relationship have an impact on who you grew up to be? (Obviously, the answer is “hell yes”) In the unlikely event that a…
    - 26 days ago Sep 1, 2020, 8:54am -
  • August 2020
    The Way We Were Dear Young Readers: This one’s for you. It recently occurred to me that this is the only world you’ve ever known. “Your world” is one in which recessions come around every few years, nobody likes anything, and pandemics turn l…
    - 57 days ago Aug 1, 2020, 8:57am -
  • July 2020
    The Anti-Masker’s Rap It was late (after midnight) just a few months ago. My face was deep in ice cream like a fat Russell Crowe. I heard a crash and some bangs from the porch outside. So I picked up my bat and grabbed some cyanide. Searched up and…
    - 88 days ago Jul 1, 2020, 7:01am -
  • June 2020
    On The Doorstep I get it. You have things that are off limits, right? Certain subjects that you won’t discuss? Well…as is fairly obvious by now…I’m a weirdo. One who never got built that way. For better or worse, my life is anything but Fort…
    - Jun 1, 2020, 9:47am -
  • May 2020
    Quarantine Life Why is it so hard for us to be vulnerable? Countless walls. All these defenses. Well, I’ve had enough of it. I’m going to write an honest, unfiltered diary during this crazy stay-at-home time. And I’m peeling back the curtain to…
    - May 1, 2020, 9:08am -
  • April 2020
    Surreal Life I’m sleeping very soundly these days because of two words… Donald Trump. Sure, for just a moment, I started to wonder if he’s actually a doctor at all. But then I had a pep talk with myself. And it was really tremendous. You’ve n…
    - Apr 1, 2020, 9:53am -
  • March 2020
    A Simple Time Let’s gather around the campfire, close our eyes, and try to visualize the days of yore. Maybe we’ll even be able to remember that a society existed before the coronavirus mass freakout. Wait, I think I remember it… It’s all sta…
    - Mar 1, 2020, 10:08am -
  • February 2020
    Laker Town It’s been just over a year since I retired from writing about miles and points. I haven’t looked back to see how interesting (or strange) the things are that have popped into my head each month since. But that’s how it goes…whateve…
    - Feb 1, 2020, 10:33am -
  • January 2020
    Realistic Resolutions I should probably be more realistic about my New Year’s resolutions. Like many of you, I will eat better… For a week. I’ll look deep into the eyes of my family and friends to articulate how much they matter… Just as infr…
    - Jan 1, 2020, 8:01am -
  • December 2019
    Make It Personal “Do you have any writing tips?” I don’t think I heard that question one time in all the years I was doing the MileNerd thing. But I’ve gotten it multiple times since retiring the blog and typing whatever the hell I feel like…
    - Dec 1, 2019, 10:27am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newAvianca LifeMiles 200% Bonus On Purchased Points (1.1¢ Per Point)
    Avianca’s LifeMiles program is currently offering a bonus of up to 200% when you purchase miles. Discount you receive depends on how many you purchaseThe post Avianca LifeMiles 200% Bonus On Purchased Points (1.1¢ Per Point) appeared first on Doc…
    - 54 mins ago Sep 26, 2020, 11:03pm -
  • newUberEats: Promo Codes, Discounts & Other Savings ($10 Off With TOMAYTO or TOMAHTO)
    Update 9/26/20: $10 off with promo code TOMAYTO or TOMAHTO.  General Promo Codes Current active codes: $10 off with promo code TOMAYTO or TOMAHTO. Valid until 9/28 20% off with promo code FALLEATS. Works for two orders, unsure on end date $20 off wi…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 26, 2020, 10:53pm -
  • new[KS & MO only] CommunityAmerica Credit Union $150 Checking Bonus
    CommunityAmerica Credit Union is offering a bonus of $150 when you open a new Chiefs checking account and complete the following requirements within 45 days of account openingThe post [KS & MO only] CommunityAmerica Credit Union $150 Checking Bonus…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 7:00pm -
  • new[TX only] Neighborhood Credit Union $100 Checking Bonus
    Neighborhood Credit Union is offering a bonus of $100 when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements:The post [TX only] Neighborhood Credit Union $100 Checking Bonus appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 6 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 6:00pm -
  • new[NC, SC, TN, VA] HomeTrust Bank $100 Checking Bonus
    HomeTrust Bank is offering a bonus of $100 when you open a new checking account and complete the following requirements:The post [NC, SC, TN, VA] HomeTrust Bank $100 Checking Bonus appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 7 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 5:00pm -
  • new[YMMV & MA, RI, CT, NH, ME or VT only] Rockland Trust Bank $200 Checking Bonus
    Update 9/24/20: Deal is back and valid until October 30. Now mentions deposits instead of direct deposits. Hat tip to Chase-ing UR points Update 6/20/20: There are also offers for the worcester branch: $250 personal $300 business Update 5/28/20: Ther…
    - 8 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 4:00pm -
  • newStarbucks Starland Promotion: Earn Free Stars & Drinks (Two Free Entries Per Day)
    The Offer Direct link to offer Starbucks latest promotion called Starland is now open with over 2.5 million prizes to be won. You can get two free entries per day (follow the links after logging in) The Fine Print NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDEN…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • newChase: Don’t Return Items On Chase Offers Or We Will Claw Your Bonus Back
    Chase has an interesting offer where you could get $1,000 back when you spend $3,000 or more with Kwiat. Multiple readers have reported receiving a secured messaged titled ‘Notification of changes to the terms and conditions of your Kwiat offer’…
    - 24 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 12:12am -
  • Amex Offers: BP Gas App, Spend $25 & Get $10 or 1,000 Points
    Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $25 or more at BP or Amoco using the BPme mobile app by 6/2/2020. Others are seeing a similar offer for 1,000 points instead.The post Amex Offers: BP Gas…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • Dosh: Get 5% Cashback On UberEATS
    Existing UberEATS customers can get 5% cashback by going through Dosh.New UberEATS customers can get 12% cashback by going through Dosh.The post Dosh: Get 5% Cashback On UberEATS appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 7:58pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • J. Crew Promotions: Extra 20% Off $99+ Purchase Coupon, Etc
    Find the latest J. Crew Promotions, coupons, promo codes, and money saving deals here. Shop for a whole new wardrobe without having to spend a whole lot of money. Find great deals at one of the biggest clothing retailers this season! Be sure to check…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:54pm -
  • Citibank Savings Review: 0.90% APY (Many States)
    Available to many states, Citibank Savings is offering a staggering 0.90% APY Rate. Continue reading below to learn everything you need to know about Citibank. About Citibank Savings Citibank was founded in 1812 as Citi Bank of New York but has since…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:53pm -
  • Ally Bank vs Axos Bank: Which Is Better?
    Ally Bank offers high interest rates on their savings as well as offering interest on their checking and CD account options. There’s no minimum deposits or service fees on their banking products. In comparison to Axos Bank, which is an online only…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:49pm -
  • Jomashop Promotions: Up To $50 Off Coupon Codes & Give $20, Get $20 Referrals
      Find the latest Jomashop promotions, discount codes, deals, and coupons here to save money on watches, handbags, sunglasses, and more! Jomashop has all your fashion needs. Try out their watches and accessories today to see if you like it! You can…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:48pm -
  • Old Navy Promotions: 25% Off Order Discount, Get Extra 30% Off w/ Credit Card Enrollment, Get 20% Off w/ Email Sign-Up, Etc
    Find the latest Old Navy promotions, discount deals, and coupons here. Old Navy has a huge collection of styles available everyone of all ages, so head over and discover the perfect look. Be sure to check back on this post often to sty up to date on…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:47pm -
  • CIBC Bank USA Review: Best Account for You
    Originally based in Canada, CIBC Bank USA also serves North American institutions and offers a variety of account options to choose from. To find out if CIBC Bank USA is right for you, continue reading the review below. CIBC Bank USA strives to build…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:43pm -
  • Hardee’s Promotions: Free Sausage Biscuit on 9/30, Etc
    Find the latest Hardee’s coupons, promo codes, and promotions here. If you’re looking to save money on the go or you’re craving for some fast food, Hardee’s is sure to constantly have deals and promotions you definitely want to take advantag…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:33pm -
  • Papa Gino’s Promotions: 15% Off Online Order Coupon, Etc
    Find the latest discounts, coupons, and promotions for Papa Gino’s here! Known as the best pizza delivery and carry out in New England, Papa Gino’s is the way to go for pizza, pasta and more. Additionally, you can also get a free small cheese piz…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:20pm -
  • Chase Bank Promotions: $100, $200, $300, $350, $400, $500, $1000, $2000 September 2020
    Find the most updated Chase Bank promotions, bonuses, and offers here. Chase has offers for business checking, consumer checking, and savings accounts, so you’re bound to find the right offer. The cash bonuses from $300 Total Business, $200 Total C…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:02pm -
  • The World Of Hyatt Credit Card 50,000 Bonus Points ($850 Value)
    Hustlermoneyblog has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Hustlermoneyblog and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. The World Of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase is aimed toward travelers who frequently…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 10:02pm -

Travel Codex

  • Review: Qatar Airways A350 Qsuites Business Class Covid Edition
    Qatar Airways Business class with their Qsuites hard product is among the best ways to fly. Pre-pandemic, Qatar was voted several times as the world’s best business class, and even today they are living up to their name. As one of the only airlines…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 8:42pm -
  • The Boeing 737MAX Is One Step Closer To Returning Back To The Skies
    The story of the troubled 737MAX program is starting its path to recertification by the FAA.  The MAX suffered two fatal crashes in a short period of time.  The airliner that has been grounded worldwide since February of 2019 moved one step closer…
    - 3 days ago Sep 23, 2020, 3:24pm -
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited: My New Favorite Card
    The Chase Unlimited is now my favorite cash back card and will become my card of choice for most transactions. The Chase Unlimited offers me the most cash back where I spend a majority of my money. In addition, cash back can be converted to valuable…
    - 11 days ago Sep 15, 2020, 10:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Brings Back The “Get The Row With BOGO” Sale
    Alaska Airline’s ‘Get the Row with BOGO’ is back! Beginning today through Sept. 16, guests traveling by Oct. 31 could get a whole row to themselves when they book a flight and get a second ticket on the same flight for just the taxes and fees…
    - 11 days ago Sep 15, 2020, 3:08pm -
  • Use Fluz: Save on Travel or Amazon or Walmart
    Fluz is my favorite cashback app which allows me to save nearly everywhere. The premise is pretty easy. Buy a gift card through Fluz and then redeem it with the retailer. As I’ve become more comfortable using Fluz for everyday purchases, I’ve bee…
    - 16 days ago Sep 10, 2020, 5:35pm -
  • Not All Covid-19 Tests Are the Same. Make Sure to Get the Correct Test Before Traveling
    I’m not sure if everyone knows this or not but as a general reminder, not all Coronavirus/Covid-19 tests are the same. There are actually three different tests for Covid-19 and depending on which country you intend to visit, having the incorrect te…
    - 18 days ago Sep 8, 2020, 3:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Account Hacked: Check your accounts
    Hackers are always looking for a free ride. From hacking big banks, city databases, or airline or hotel points, your data may become compromised. On or around August 29, 2020 my Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account was hacked and I didn’t even noti…
    - 23 days ago Sep 3, 2020, 4:32pm -
  • Guide To Airline Change Fees
    All major airlines in the United States are revamping change fees and are getting rid of change fees for most passengers. Following the lead of Southwest and then United, airlines have decided that offering passengers more flexibility is better. Prio…
    - 25 days ago Sep 1, 2020, 6:20pm -
  • Last Month For Alaska Airlines EQM Bonus For Credit Card Spend
    September is the last month to qualify for Alaska Mileage Plan Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) for spending using the Alaska Airlines Visa Card.  This is the first time that Alaska Airlines has used credit card spend to help passengers qualify for elit…
    - 25 days ago Sep 1, 2020, 3:31pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently
    Yesterday, I wrote about my take on United Airlines’ move to eliminating change fees (forever?).  My post was only a few hours old when Delta and American Airlines followed suit.  It’s only a matter of time for all airlines to follow suit.  I…
    - 25 days ago Sep 1, 2020, 1:58pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Some Final Words…
    Well, it’s the good news and bad news piece. Good news: My (and a friend’s) other blog, The Travel Game, is doing great. Starting off with a base of readers and competent developer definitely helped. I’m spending a lot of time over there. Bad n…
    - Sep 6, 2019, 7:31pm -
  • Get Great Value For Your Travel Dollar In Baltimore
    Get And we’re back! A little bit later than I expected, but back nonetheless. Every so often, I like to do something different and talk about individual cities instead of the miles and points that you can use to get there. Today, I wanted to look a…
    - Jul 30, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Out Of Office Notice
    Hi all. I’m going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks. There will continue to be posts on LVA Travel, so keep up there.     Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMa…
    - Jul 6, 2019, 1:12am -
  • Air Canada, Discover And Posts From The Week
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s going on these days? You could be an unfortunate Air Canada customer who got locked on the plane. Anxiety disorder or not, I really wouldn’t want to wake up on an empty plane. And how did they miss a passenger? Certain Di…
    - Jun 24, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should…
    - Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • Don’t Miss Out On Double Virgin Points When Booking A Flight
    To celebrate the launch of the new ‘Virgin Points’ loyalty currency, Virgin Atlantic is offering double points on all Virgin Atlantic flights purchased directly from 24 September up to and including 1 October 2020. This can be a flight in an…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 3:30pm -
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles Are Dead… Long Live Virgin Points
    As part of a broader strategy to bring all Virgin companies under a single umbrella loyalty programme, Virgin has announced the launch of Virgin Points – a currency which has no use-by date and which never expires. As of today, Virgin Atlantic F…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 3:23pm -
  • Did You Know Emirates Offers A Student Discount?
    Emirates has launched a campaign to make it a little cheaper for students to travel with the company. Whether students are going to the country of study or back home, they get a 10 percent discount on Economy tickets and a 5 percent discount on Bu…
    - 1 day ago Sep 25, 2020, 3:16pm -
  • Your Chance To Win 1 Million Hilton Honors Points
    Hilton Honors is offering one, extremely lucky, member the chance to win a million Hilton Honors Points: How to enter It’s pretty simple: “You must be a member of the Hilton Honors Rewards Program and have a public Twitter or Instagram account t…
    - 4 days ago Sep 22, 2020, 5:51pm -
  • Hyatt Now Requires Masks At ALL Hotels – But Is It A Good Idea?
    Hyatt recently changed its guidance on the wearing of face masks/coverings to include ALL its hotels globally, when previously it only applied to particular countries. The new rules are as follows: “IMPORTANT FACE MASK & COVERING UPDATE: Following…
    - 5 days ago Sep 21, 2020, 7:42pm -
  • Oneworld commits to ‘net zero’ carbon emmissions
    Oneworld commits to net zero carbon emmissions in 2050 together with all member airlines. Other individual carriers have already set a direction to become more sustainable. But it is now for the first time that a group of airlines shares this ambitio…
    - 6 days ago Sep 20, 2020, 3:49pm -
  • Contactless technologies gaining traction in travel and tourism industry
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the travel and tourism industry to a near standstill with prolonged lock downs. Now that government authorities across several countries have relaxed air travel restrictions, airports and hotels are trying to re-buil…
    - 8 days ago Sep 18, 2020, 10:00pm -
  • Lufthansa Group refunded 2,8 billion Euros
    In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.8 billion euros to a total of 6.6 million customers (as of 16 September 2020). On average, around 1800 refunds were paid per hour in the last week.  More: Th…
    - 8 days ago Sep 18, 2020, 2:04pm -
  • Travel + COVID-19: Travel Technology Survey Results
    Photo @ UnsplashThe post Travel + COVID-19: Travel Technology Survey Results appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 8 days ago Sep 18, 2020, 12:45pm -
  • This is how the global aviation industry looks now
    Airlines, airports, travel agencies and other organizations in the global travel and aviation industry are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The worldwide aviation industry is in a serious crisis and it may take years to recover. Du…
    - 9 days ago Sep 17, 2020, 10:00pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newBeware BOGO & F Upgrades
    Purchased a Buy One Get One reservation last month. Note: NO changes to reservation. Reservation showed as 'First Class Waitlisted' for me and my lovely spouse within the usual window. (75K and MVPG.) Received the check-in online email 24 hours..…
    - 54 mins ago Sep 26, 2020, 11:03pm -
  • newBritish woman dragged from pool in Tenerife hotel or violating quarantine
    A British woman was dragged from a pool by police in a Tenerife hotel for violating quarantine because they wouldn’t give her an upgrade to a suite. ...
    - 3 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 9:22pm -
  • newTenerife holidaymaker thought coronavirus was bull but is now in intensive care
    Holidaymaker had symptoms in Tenerife and managed to travel to Manchester. I am not sure how to find out which airline it was but would it have been the responsibility of the airline or the airport to do pre-departure health checks? ...
    - 3 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 9:11pm -
  • newFour Wheel Drive Suggested for Maui
    Hello! Planning my first trip to Hawaii. We're booked in Maui, in Wailea, in December. Quick question: Is there any reason to rent a FWD vehicle? Obviously I understand that this depends on what we plan to do, but I don't have that all worked..…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 8:41pm -
  • newNewark to JNB-when added to schedule?
    UA said the EWR-JNB nonstop would start in spring 2021. But when is it going to be added to the schedule so it can be booked?
    - 3 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 8:37pm -
  • newAutoSave isn't working (and no "token has expired" warning)
    In the past, the text of posts (including quick reply at the bottom of the thread as well as multiquote, advanced, etc.) would be saved automatically at intervals as one is typing. Recently this has been rarely working and might have disappeared...
    - 4 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 8:26pm -
  • newDone with Hertz
    So my issues with Hertz started happening at the beginning of the year. The app and website have been complete garbage, hit or miss every time. I rent an full size SUV weekly for work so I dont actually pay anything but I redeem lots of points. ...
    - 4 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 8:16pm -
  • newJW Marriott Cancun during COVID times
    Overall I have started a millions of hotel reviews, but never posted, let’s see if this one makes it...So overall impression, hotel grade I give it: solid A. Reason I am posting this review: First time I have traveled to a hotel since COVID an…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 8:12pm -
  • newJet Blue picks Heathrow
    Good news, hopefully they will also add FLL at some point. https://ukaviation.news/jetblue-is-coming-to-heathrow-in-2021/amp/?fbclid=IwAR3O3kxoHztNas2TZ6m7GQRc_QB0GJaczkzvpUIlPPsGyqZ2fboOa8pyoxA
    - 4 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 7:58pm -
  • newMCO 4 flat tires gate to runway
    Image: https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/1242x1666/5bf34ec7_0237_43bc_846b_c3297d0e3950_776c884c44e960e70ff0ef20ce4d0d3a2ff0742e.jpeg Image:...
    - 5 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 7:27pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newManufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of September 26, 2020
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't done a…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 26, 2020, 11:04am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - September 26, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
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  • newQuestion Thread - September 26, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
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  • Frustration Friday Thread - Week of September 25, 2020
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  • Discussion Thread - September 25, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
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  • Question Thread - September 25, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
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  • Data Points Central Thread - Week of September 24, 2020
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to how…
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  • Discussion Thread - September 24, 2020
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  • Question Thread - September 24, 2020
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  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of September 23, 2020
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