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The Points Guy

  • newParis Charles de Gaulle vs. Orly: Which airport should you fly into?
    Paris, the City of Light, is a global hotspot of culture, art, history and fine dining. A popular spot among both business and leisure travelers, Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe and has two major airports. Having recently compared the ma…
    - 27 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • newIHG announces partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotels, adds 500 properties to portfolio
    On Sept. 23, 2019, IHG announced a partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith, a boutique luxury chain with properties around the world. Starting “early next year,” according to a news release, IHG Rewards Club members will be able to earn and redeem IHG po…
    - 42 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:15pm -
  • newSamsung’s Galaxy Fold phone-tablet hybrid finally ships this week
    Samsung is certainly no stranger to smartphone blunders — the tech giant’s “exploding” Galaxy Note 7 resulted in a global airline ban in 2016, and, most recently, the company’s phone-tablet combo, the Galaxy Fold, was hit with a months-long…
    - 57 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:00pm -
  • newThe 10 best Priority Pass lounges around the world
    For most travelers, the Priority Pass Select membership that now comes with a plethora of rewards credit cards is one of the best value-added perks. If you don’t have elite status with an airline or the ability to travel in business class on your c…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:30pm -
  • newAmex Business Gold versus Amex Business Platinum
    In American Express’ lineup of small-business credit and charge cards, the American Express® Business Gold Card and the Business Platinum® Card from American Express are two popular offerings. Both were refreshed in the last year to stay competit…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newBloomingdale’s adds Classpass, Glamsquad perks to its credit card
    Bloomingdale’s shoppers rejoice! The famous department store has teamed up with several companies to add extra perks for holders of its credit card. The bonuses range from discounts to free upgrades at some of the country’s hottest new businesses…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:30pm -
  • newWhat you need to know when renting from Silvercar
    Airlines and flying get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to travel planning, but renting a car can actually be the most logistically annoying part of a trip. There are shuttle buses from the airport to off-site counters; the surprise of…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • newTargeted Amex offers: Earn cash back on your cellphone bill
    If you haven’t checked your Amex Offers recently, you may want to fire up your online account. American Express is targeting some lucky cardholders with the opportunity to save or earn bonus points on their monthly bills with three new offers. Seve…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:38am -
  • newNew bonus for converting ThankYou Points to JetBlue offers best transfer rate yet
    Great news, JetBlue travelers! A new transfer bonus just launched between Citi and JetBlue, offering 25% bonus JetBlue TrueBlue points when you transfer Citi ThankYou points. This is the first transfer bonus that we’ve seen between the two programs…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:30am -
  • newHow I saved $1,900 on hotels in Paris — reader success story
    Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Soonho, who paired a buy points promotion with one of his credit card benefits to save on an upcoming hotel stay: A couple of weeks ago, I was planning for a four-day vacation in Paris for my wife and h…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:00am -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • Best Airline Credit Card
    Joining a frequent flyer program is similar to getting married: along with a spouse, you get an entire family. Since most airlines are part of alliances, though, the deal is even better. Rather than the usual collection of meddling in-laws and crazy…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • The Best Hotel Credit Cards
    The best hotel credit card for you is the one that allows you to earn rewards or status with your favorite hotel chain. Loyalty aside, though, many of the largest chains have limitations in their reward programs.
    - 5 days ago Sep 18, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I Won’t Renew my American Express Hilton Aspire Next Year
    When the Hilton Aspire Credit Card from American Express hit the rewards scene a few years ago, I immediately signed both myself and my husband up despite the card’s $450 annual fee. With the $250 resort credit it offers, the free weekend night you…
    - 7 days ago Sep 16, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • The Single Best Rewards Credit Card for Your Needs
    Sorting through hundreds of available travel cards to find the best one might seem like an impossible task. Depending on your individual priorities, here are the best travel rewards cards.
    - 10 days ago Sep 13, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I’m Refocusing On Earning Flexible Points
    Over the last six to twelve months, I’ve become annoyed with the travel rewards world as a whole. This is mostly based on the fact I haven’t seen any exciting new offers to sign up for. But it’s also because some of my favorite cards and progra…
    - 12 days ago Sep 11, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • The Truth About Lounge Access
    An airport lounge sounds like an oasis, a sanctuary from the insanity of the crowds where you can relax, catch up on email, and enjoy a drink or a snack. All of this is great, provided you live in a city where your home airport is populated by lounge…
    - 14 days ago Sep 9, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • I Flew Basic Economy to Europe and It Wasn’t That Bad
    Earlier this year, I found a sale for flights to the UK and decided to book it right away. Of course, there was a tiny catch—our flights were for Basic Economy!
    - 17 days ago Sep 6, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • How To Pick The Best Travel Credit Card
    How can you find the best travel credit card? Take a look at the six qualities your card should have if you have a case of wanderlust.
    - 19 days ago Sep 4, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • Why I’m Considering a Travel Credit Card from Bank of America
    Over the last year and a half, my husband and I haven’t applied for too many new rewards credit cards. The last one I applied for was the Chase Ink Unlimited, and that was only because I was lucky enough to get a pre-approved offer from Chase. For…
    - 21 days ago Sep 2, 2019, 6:30pm -
  • August Roundup: Best Credit Cards
    Credit card issuers are currently competing for customers and offering better and better deals all the time—although they typically don’t last, so it’s best to jump on an offer if it appeals to you. Here’s our selection of the top ten credit…
    - 24 days ago Aug 30, 2019, 6:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newThomas Cook Ceases Operations, UK Launches Huge Rescue Effort
    It's a sad day for aviation (again). Today Thomas Cook has officially gone out of business, marking the end of an era for one of the world's oldest travel companies.While we've seen a lot of European low cost carriers go out of business the past cou…
    - 10 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:47pm -
  • newCiti Double Cash Card Review: Earn 2x Points Everywhere
    In this post I wanted to take a look at what has more or less overnight become the single most lucrative personal credit card out there.The Citi® Double Cash Card has just gone from being one of the best cash back credit cards, to being one of the…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:48pm -
  • newAirlines Ask Hong Kong To Waive Airport Fees
    Hong Kong has seen a huge drop in visitors after months of protests, which have increasingly impacted the airport and airlines as well. Not only has the number of inbound travelers dropped, but given the disruptions the airport has seen, the number o…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:40pm -
  • newIHG’s New Mr. & Mrs. Smith Partnership: Earn & Redeem Points At More Luxury Hotels
    IHG has just announced a potentially interesting new partnership, which could greatly increase their portfolio of luxury hotels. Don't get too excited yet, though, as some key details are missing.IHG has just announced a partnership with Mr. and Mrs…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:05pm -
  • newDenver Airport Priority Pass Restaurant Closing
    Priority Pass is the world's largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 lounges around the world. One of the cool things that Priority Pass has done is that they've added all kinds of restaurant locations to their portfolio.With…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:03am -
  • newTransfer Citi Points To JetBlue With 25% Bonus
    The latest transfer bonus has just been announced for the Citi ThankYou program.The Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer points to JetBlue TrueBlue through October 19, 2019.With Citi ThankYou, the transfer ratio to JetBlu…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 10:23am -
  • newBest Southwest Credit Card: Not What You Think
    Chase and Southwest Airlines have a total of five co-branded credit cards. They've really upped their game when it comes to the quality of these cards, as they offer some great sign-up bonuses and perks.However, in this post I wanted to make a case…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 22, 2019, 9:27pm -
  • new8 Reasons To Get The IHG Premier Card
    Last year IHG made some major changes to their credit card portfolio, as they introduced the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. In the process they stopped issuing the old IHG Select Credit Card, which is a loss, but at this point we have to ma…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 22, 2019, 8:12pm -
  • newPlanning A Fall Trip To An Awesome Points Hotel
    In early July I wrote a post about 13 points hotels that I hope to stay at. Ford and I are planning fewer big trips for the coming year than in the past, given all else going on in life (I still plan on taking lots of review trips, but those are diff…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 22, 2019, 4:05pm -
  • newEmirates Delays Introduction Of Premium Economy
    While the Gulf carriers are innovative in so many ways, it's fascinating that as of now not a single major Gulf carrier offers a premium economy cabin. For several years Emirates executives have been talking about how the airline will introduce premi…
    - 24 hours ago Sep 22, 2019, 3:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

Well Traveled Mile

MileValue

  • newWanted: New Award Booker for Award Booking Service
    Hey MileValue readers! We’re looking to add another award booker to our Award Booking Service team. If you have experience redeeming airline miles and think getting paid to do so sounds fun, then keep reading. I want to hire one of you! You’ll ge…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 22, 2019, 4:50pm -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards: September 2019
    Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees, nor does…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 10:56pm -
  • When Was the Last Capital One Transfer Bonus?
    There are four major transferrable point currencies: American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, Capital One miles, and Chase Ultimate Rewards. The first three types of points periodically run transfer bonuses to airline mileage partne…
    - 6 days ago Sep 17, 2019, 8:21pm -
  • Walking Across America with Points: Week 3
    It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Mike Hammari, the man who is walking across the United States using travel rewards to minimize accommodation costs and therefore nights slept outdoors. He’s vlogging his experience on YouTube and bloggin…
    - 8 days ago Sep 16, 2019, 12:58am -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer!
    There is a targeted offer available through creditcards.com’s CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 on your new Platinum within three months of account opening. This 100k offer resurfaces pretty regularly, so while not u…
    - 14 days ago Sep 9, 2019, 8:17pm -
  • When Was the Last ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus?
    Three of the four major transferrable point currencies–American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Miles–periodically run transfer bonuses to airline mileage partners. Chase Ultimate Rewards offered their first tran…
    - 17 days ago Sep 6, 2019, 5:33pm -
  • Citi Prestige Changes Kicking in Sunday
    At the beginning of the year Citi announced a change to its benefit package, debuting competitive new category bonuses like 5 Thank You Points per dollar spent at restaurants and on air travel but devaluing a few other perks. This coming Sunday, Sept…
    - 27 days ago Aug 27, 2019, 4:51pm -
  • Top 10 Credit Cards: August 2019
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above) To take your family on vacation To visit home for t…
    - 28 days ago Aug 26, 2019, 11:48pm -
  • When Was the Last Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus?
    American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Miles, three of the four major transferrable point currencies, periodically run transfer bonuses to airline mileage partners. Chase Ultimate Rewards offered their first transf…
    - 33 days ago Aug 21, 2019, 3:37am -
  • Google Tests New Price Drop Guarantee
    Today I’m not talking about miles or points, but instead a new way to find the cheapest flights to book with cash. A savvy miles ninja knows when to use miles versus when to pull out the dollar bills, after all. Until September 2, look out for this…
    - 39 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 4:19am -

Frequent Flier

Travel is Free

  • Explaining the 5+ British Airways Avios Award Charts
    To compliment the recent post on Iberia’s 7 Award Charts(!), I wanted to give all 5 of the British Airways Award Charts as well. Given that you can transfer between them, that’s 12 award charts you can “choose from”- (have to weed through). P…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 10:08pm -
  • The 7 Iberia Avios Award Charts
    While I’m working on award charts, I wanted another preliminary post that tackles one of the oddest airline programs – the Avios family. Today I wanted to go over the 7 award charts for redeeming Iberia Avios, because the prices are often differe…
    - 5 days ago Sep 18, 2019, 7:08pm -
  • Rules For Japan Airlines (JAL) Miles Award Charts
    Right now I’m digging into JAL Miles and before I do a post on the best uses, I wanted to give an overview of their four award charts. I have made condensed, easier to read charts and a map for JAL flights, and will generally explain which award ch…
    - 13 days ago Sep 10, 2019, 7:33pm -
  • Starting A New Chapter
    I’ve got a big announcement… And I’m going to tell you about it, and I’m going to do it in my typical overly-honest way.   In 2010 I started a wordpress blog. In 2011 Carrie and I took our millions of miles (and little else) and booked a one…
    - 25 days ago Aug 30, 2019, 12:18am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • newAnnouncing TravelCon 2020: Keynotes, Speakers, & More!
    Posted: 9/23/2019 | September 23rd, 2019 At the end of June, we announced our next TravelCon and, today, I’d like to share some more details about our next big event. First, it will be May 8-10, 2020, in New Orleans so mark your calendars! We have…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • The 7 Best Tour Companies in Iceland
    Posted: 9/17/2019 | September 17th, 2019 Iceland is an utterly unique country, with glaciers varying in color from white to blue to gray, waterfalls the size of skyscrapers plummeting down sheer rock cliffs, and bumpy lava fields covered in moss in e…
    - 6 days ago Sep 17, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Is Peru Safe to Visit?
    Posted: 9/12/2019 | September 12th, 2019 Peru is receiving record numbers of tourists these days, with over four million a year going to experience the third-largest country in South America. Whether to visit Machu Picchu, the floating islands of Lak…
    - 11 days ago Sep 12, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • So, What Comes Next?
    Posted: 9/9/2019 | September 9th, 2019 One of the most-asked questions on my book tour was: “What comes next?” Now that I’m back from Paris and have moved out of New York City, and now that my book tour is over, what are my next big plans? Well…
    - 14 days ago Sep 9, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • 17 Things to See and Do in Taiwan
    Posted: 9/3/2019 | September 3rd, 2019 I used to live in Taiwan for a few months as an English teacher. I loved the time there and have always felt the country was really under appreciated. So, in this is a guest post by Carrie Kellenberger from My S…
    - 20 days ago Sep 3, 2019, 2:56pm -
  • 27 Golden Rules For Becoming a Master Traveler
    Want to step up your travel game? These are my 27 golden rules for travel. Follow them! If you do, you’ll be a master traveler in no time able to travel the world with zeal – all without breaking the bank!The post 27 Golden Rules For Becoming a…
    - 21 days ago Sep 2, 2019, 11:55am -
  • 12 Ways to Be Prepared for Anything While Traveling
    You never know what might happen on the road. Stepping out your door into the unknown is what makes travel so exciting. Each day brings endless possibility, but that possibility is for both good and bad. What can you do to mitigate those unfortunate…
    - 21 days ago Sep 2, 2019, 11:30am -
  • Do You Need Medical Evacuation Insurance?
    Posted: 8/29/19 | August 29th, 2019 While most budget travelers are content with a standard travel insurance package, today I wanted to talk about one specific aspect that I get asked about a lot: buying extra medical evacuation insurance. When I fir…
    - 25 days ago Aug 29, 2019, 2:18pm -
  • FLYTE Update: Here’s What Happened to the Students We Sent to Colombia
    Posted: 8/26/2019 | August 26th, 2019 When I started my nonprofit Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE), my goal was to make international travel accessible to low-income youth across the country, who are incredibly passionate an…
    - 28 days ago Aug 26, 2019, 3:30pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Diving in Koh Tao
    The post The Complete Guide to Diving in Koh Tao appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 32 days ago Aug 22, 2019, 4:00pm -

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 2019
    Anatomy Of A Reputation Some of life’s questions will never be answered… What is Taco Bell’s “beef” really made of? Why do people named Richard call themselves Dick? How did Forrest Gump’s mom not know what kind of chocolates she’d get?…
    - 22 days ago Sep 1, 2019, 8:50am -
  • August 2019
    Going Home Sometimes it seems like more people used to agree on the simple things in life… Y’know, like not being an asshole. We’ve all probably noticed the increase in “go back to your country” talk lately. And, man, do those words take me…
    - 53 days ago Aug 1, 2019, 8:26am -
  • July 2019
    A Day At The Beach I’d heard some stories of vacations for free Those tales were nothing but white noise to me Society taught fancy trips cost a mint And my net worth was roughly 3 stacks of lint So I stared at the TV eating pop tarts Amusing mys…
    - 84 days ago Jul 1, 2019, 8:49am -
  • June 2019
    The Mission To Win A Car I love game shows. Always have. Probably always will. Maybe it’s my gambling nature, but something about showing up empty-handed in the morning and leaving with a car at the end of the day always seemed incredible. During m…
    - Jun 1, 2019, 8:02am -
  • May 2019
    The Uber Experiment You trust complete strangers to drive you around, right? Actually, that’s probably not the best way to advertise Uber… “Get into some dude’s car and hope you’re not meeting a lunatic” I mean, what if we showed up here…
    - May 1, 2019, 8:48am -
  • April 2019
    Nonsensical Ethics Talk At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal day. I went to McDonald’s and ordered a Big Mac. Didn’t pay much attention to the guy at the window as he handed it over. But then he said, “Look at me. We expect to be called…
    - Apr 1, 2019, 7:01am -
  • March 2019
    Insecurity Ever cringe when you hear a bad line of dialogue in an otherwise great movie? How about this one from Jerry Maguire? “You complete me.” A generation of people…actual grown-ass, non-teeny bopper humans…found those words to be incred…
    - Mar 1, 2019, 8:04am -
  • February 2019
    Impacts Miss me? Well, dammit, the feeling is mutual. What can I say…it feels VERY strange to not be here writing every day.  Newsflash to myself: Do something for a decade and there’s a big hole when it goes away. I think these monthly posts wi…
    - Feb 1, 2019, 9:40am -
  • It’s That Time
    Ok, 3 topics left. Lots to say, so here we go. I’ll paste some quotes from different readers under each topic because, frankly, your words have been WAY better than mine lately. Topic 1 – What happens to MileNerd.com? “If I compare it to the re…
    - Jan 11, 2019, 10:29am -
  • Evolution
    We’re closing in on the end of the week here, guys… So, have the last few days been intense? Uh… -Will Vanna and Pat end the next Wheel of Fortune with super awkward banter?-Is LAX a bad airport?-Does Superman weirdly wear underwear on the outs…
    - Jan 10, 2019, 10:58am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newWhat You Need to Know about the End of Citi Credit Card Car Rental Coverage
    Yesterday, Citi eliminated the “Collision Damage Waiver” (CDW) for car rentals.  Actually, they gutted many of their credit card benefits: Worldwide car rental insurance Worldwide travel accident insurance Trip cancellation and interruption prot…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • newFind Cathay Pacific Award Space on the AA Website
    For a long time it was not easy to find award space for Cathay Pacific. Or rather, it was not obvious. It was straightforward if annoying to search for Cathay award space on the British Airways or Qantas websites. Assuming you wanted to use miles fro…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Alaska Airlines Fixed the Glitch! Get 25% off Flights to Seattle-Everett
    Alaska Airlines recently added Everett, WA (PAE – Paine Field) as an additional airport in the Seattle Metro Area.  This airport is 23 miles north of Downtown Seattle and is a great alternative for those living north of Seattle.  Alaska Airlines…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 6:24pm -
  • Get Twice the Hyatt Points When You Stay at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas
    World of Hyatt and MGM’s M life loyalty program have had a partnership for several years now. It’s an easy way to double dip. Just make sure you put your World of Hyatt program number on your Las Vegas hotel reservation to earn points and stay cr…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 3:00pm -
  • Review: Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
    As I was wrapping up my parental leave this summer, I asked my wife if we could take a trip with our son, Alex. We had been cooped up inside due to Austin’s oppressive heat. A quick trip to San Diego would let us visit his uncle and enjoy the cool…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • A Test Drive of the Flighty App, a New Flight Tracking Tool
    Last month, Brad posted about the launch of the Flighty app, a new flight tracking tool.  Aimed at fans of the defunct Flight Track Pro, Flighty promises “the ultimate flight tracker with pilot-level data, the smartest fastest notifications, and c…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Frontier Airlines Extends Free Changes to 60 Days before Departure
    Mommy Points alerted me to a new change at Frontier Airlines, which is extending their fee-free flight changes to any point 60 days before departure. In the past you needed to decide at least 90 days before departure. However, the fees are increasing…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 1:00pm -
  • Have You Booked Your Thanksgiving Flights? Here are Some Tips
    Where did summer go?  Fall will be here on Monday and Thanksgiving is a little over two months away.  Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year for air travel so if you haven’t booked yet, here are some tips. Thanksgiving 2019 Fare Trending Th…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 12:00pm -
  • Save 30% When You Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points
    Now through October 18, 2019, Marriott is offering a 30% discount when you purchase points to top off your account. You do need to buy at least 2,000 points to get the discount. Marriott Bonvoy points are typically worth between 0.7 and 0.9 cents eac…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 11:00am -
  • Expedia and United Airlines Kiss and Make Up
    The Expedia Group is an online travel agency (OTA) that book reservations for airlines, hotels, rental cars and the like.  Since last spring, United Airlines had been trying to break up the marriage that was due to end this September 30th. The Exped…
    - 6 days ago Sep 17, 2019, 12:00pm -

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…
    - 17 days ago 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…
    - 55 days ago 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…
    - 80 days ago 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…
    - 91 days ago 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)

  • Traveling Business Class with Kids: Is it Worth It?
    Business class is an expensive endeavor on its own. Flying business class with kids? An even more pricey affair. Is it worth it?The post Traveling Business Class with Kids: Is it Worth It? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 26 days ago Aug 28, 2019, 3:59pm -
  • Hasan Minhaj Takes on the Cruise Industry
    On the Netflix show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' we learn the nefarious nature of the cruise industry. I have my own grips with the biz too. The post Hasan Minhaj Takes on the Cruise Industry appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 27 days ago Aug 28, 2019, 1:01am -
  • I Earned an Extra 7,000 With Chase Ink Business Cash Card
    I earned an extra 7,000 with Chase Ink Business Cash Card after learning they weren't giving me the proper reward for my spending. The post I Earned an Extra 7,000 With Chase Ink Business Cash Card appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 30 days ago Aug 24, 2019, 2:30pm -
  • SFO Says No to Plastic Water Bottles
    San Francisco International Airport recently announced that they will no longer sell single-use plastic water bottles. Instead you can find water stations!The post SFO Says No to Plastic Water Bottles appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 31 days ago Aug 24, 2019, 1:34am -
  • Has a Hotel Bumped You to Bad Accommodations?
    It's a frustrating situation. You book a room only to arrive and realized the hotel bumped you to a less desirable location in their chain. So what now? The post Has a Hotel Bumped You to Bad Accommodations? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 34 days ago Aug 21, 2019, 1:25am -
  • Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Miles and Points?
    Every frequent traveler should ask themself: am I really getting the most out of my miles and points? This month's counterpoint explores that. The post Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Miles and Points? appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 34 days ago Aug 21, 2019, 12:58am -
  • Six Places I Want to Visit and Why
    Collecting points and miles comes with one major goal: getting to travel near and far on the cheap! Here are 6 places I want to visit with my rewards. The post Six Places I Want to Visit and Why appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 35 days ago Aug 20, 2019, 12:23am -
  • A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market
    Does anyone else remember Airbus cracking the US market? This Without that, the aviation industry we know today would be very different.The post A Look Back At Airbus Cracking the US Market appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 38 days ago Aug 16, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom
    A camera was found on an airplane bathroom on a United Airlines flight from San Diego Houston. Man who put it there arrested. The post Camera Found in Airplane Bathroom appeared first on InsideFlyer.
    - 40 days ago Aug 15, 2019, 12:50am -
  • Norwegian Airlines To Cease US Fights to Ireland
    As of September 15th, Norwegian Airlines is set to cease all transatlantic flights between Ireland, the USA and Canada. The continued grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is cited as the reason for this. Currently the airline operates from Dublin, Shannon…
    - 41 days ago Aug 13, 2019, 9:49pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newpricing for DL1 upgrade
    I purchased a flt JFK-LAS in Y and immediately was upgraded to C+. I was considering upgrading to DL1. Over a two week period the prices/(miles to buy) fluctuated in the vicinity of $1200/115,000 mi. A few minutes ago it was 89,000 mi I upgraded....
    - 19 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:38pm -
  • newLooking for backpacker transport option in Sri Lanka
    Hi Guys, I'm a backpacker (Solo Traveler) and looking for a good travel solution in Sri Lanka. I've found a Company Belkin Tales Holidays who offer a travel pass with the hop-on hop-off facility. Please find the name below and kindly let...
    - 22 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:35pm -
  • newExtra leg space seats on LX Long haul
    Hi. After booking economy with SWISS it seems like the price for extra space seat is 115$ on 777 long haul flight (ZRH-HKG). Seems a bit high for exit room seat. Any experience with SWISS? Will they allow to have this seat on check in/airport for...
    - 1 hour ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:54pm -
  • newEDI-LHR-JFK - Change EDI-LHR Flight for free?
    Hi, I've a booking on a BA Holiday (so flight (BA Metal on all sectors) + hotel) with a fairly tight (but legal) connection at LHR. Am I right in thinking that any domestic ticket can be changed on the day free of charge either online or at the...
    - 1 hour ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:48pm -
  • newInaccurate inventory on aa.com but good news
    I had booked OMA-NRT on Saver J but only could get the domestic legs OMA-ORD and DFW-OMA in the back - I said no problem and it was ticketed. Last night I was bored so checked DFW-OMA and saw one seat was available - when I hit 2 it disappeared; I...
    - 1 hour ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:43pm -
  • newChange to upgrade options on codeshares operated by BA?
    When flying to some smaller markets in Europe, I regularly end up with AA codeshare flights operated by BA in my itinerary. In some cases, these include the longer transatlantic legs. In the past, I have been able to call American and pay $ to...
    - 1 hour ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:39pm -
  • newSAS boarding pass issue
    Is this normal that on mobile boarding pass SAS do not put informatiom about FTP program anymore? AFAIR when I was flying in the past my status was always visible on mobile BP. Photos: Mobile BP vs. PDF BP Image:...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 1:17pm -
  • newTravel on Business Class* when you book these Premium Economy Class fares
    I am booked on a flight in Premium economy BKK-HKG-ORD in B class BKK-HKG and R HKG-ORD. How does the upgrade from economy to business work on this route? Do I have to call and request the upgrade? For travel departing Bangkok Fly in superior..…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:57pm -
  • newBrussels Airlines A330 Business Class Mystery
    I just got around to writing up a recent business class flight on Brussels Airlines from JFK-BRU and realized we must have been on an oddly configured A330. It was all 1-2-1 herringbone rather than the SWISS staggered rows. Is this simply the...
    - 3 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:19pm -
  • newNew Crowne Plaza & Staybridge at Manchester Oxford Rd, reflagging to Hyatt
    Whaaaat? You say! Yep - it’s true, the newly constructed “Lume” building at Manchester University completed just last year and flagged with the lower floors as a Crowne Plaza and the upper floors as a Staybridge Suites is now to be reflagged as…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 12:09pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWeekly Off-Topic Thread - Week of September 23, 2019
    This is the Weekly Off-Topic thread There's more to this hobby than just credit cards - it spreads out into travel aspirations, what luggage or wallet you're using, or what flavor kombucha your local WeWork is serving. Please use this thread to talk…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - September 23, 2019
    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…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - September 23, 2019
    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…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 23, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Trip Reports and Churning Success Stories Weekly Thread - Week of September 22, 2019
    How'd your churning week go? Any super huge highs? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, Success Stories…
    - 1 day ago Sep 22, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - September 22, 2019
    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…
    - 1 day ago Sep 22, 2019, 11:04am -
  • Citi DC to TYP Conversion Now Live ($1 = 100 TYPs; Screenshots and FAQs Provided)
    As predicted (https://www.doctorofcredit.com/citi-double-cash-cash-rewards-will-be-convertible-to-citi-thankyou-points/), the conversion rate is $1 = 100 TYPs! Need to have at least $1 to convert After converting, it is non-reversible Screenshot of t…
    - 1 day ago Sep 22, 2019, 10:11am -
  • Question Thread - September 22, 2019
    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…
    - 1 day ago Sep 22, 2019, 10:05am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of September 21, 2019
    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…
    - 2 days ago Sep 21, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Discussion Thread - September 21, 2019
    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…
    - 2 days ago Sep 21, 2019, 11:05am -
  • Question Thread - September 21, 2019
    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…
    - 2 days ago Sep 21, 2019, 10:05am -

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Johnny Jet

  • newWhat You Need to Know About the Thomas Cook Collapse
    The big travel news this weekend was the collapse of Thomas Cook, one of the world’s best-known travel operators. All future Thomas Cook Airlines flights and Thomas Cook travel bookings...The post What You Need to Know About the Thomas Cook Collap…
    - 8 mins ago Sep 23, 2019, 2:49pm -
  • newTravel Book of the Week: “Comfortably Wild” by Mike and Anne Howard
    My friends Mike and Anne Howard of HoneyTrek.com have a new book coming out next week (October 1). Mike and Anne have been living nomadically since they left on their...The post Travel Book of the Week: “Comfortably Wild” by Mike and Anne Howard…
    - 15 hours ago Sep 22, 2019, 11:38pm -
  • My Mom’s Name Is on an American Airlines Plane
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 19 years since I lost my mom to cancer. My mom was my world and it took me years to get over...The post My Mom’s Name Is on an American Airlines Plane appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Sep 21, 2019, 6:33pm -
  • Capital One Savor vs Chase Freedom: Best Cash Rewards Credit Cards?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Capital One Savor vs Chase Freedom: Best Cash Rewards Credit C…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 5:30pm -
  • Which One: Capital One VentureOne vs. Wells Fargo Propel?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Which One: Capital One VentureOne vs. Wells Fargo Propel? appe…
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 2:21pm -
  • Know the Pricing Before Taking an NYC Pedicab
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Denise H., who says: “I was in NYC this weekend...The post Know the Pricing Before Taking an NYC Pedicab appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Sep 20, 2019, 7:00am -
  • 10 Ways to Find Cheap Thanksgiving Flights
    It’s almost October, and readers across the country are asking me how they can find cheap Thanksgiving flights. The bad news is that the airlines are expecting to have full...The post 10 Ways to Find Cheap Thanksgiving Flights appeared first on Jo…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 8:38pm -
  • This Airline Promotion Is Offering $0 Base Fares to Europe to Children
    Want to take your kids to Europe this winter (or know someone that does)? As written up by Summer Hull of TPG, Scandinavian Airlines (aka SAS) has reintroduced its popular Travelers...The post This Airline Promotion Is Offering $0 Base Fares to Eur…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 7:30pm -
  • 7 Best Miles Credit Cards (2019)
    If you want to earn the most valuable points, here are the 7 best credit cards for travel milesThe post 7 Best Miles Credit Cards (2019) appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 7:00pm -
  • Does A Wells Fargo Metal Credit Card Exist?
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our...The post Does A Wells Fargo Metal Credit Card Exist? appeared first on…
    - 4 days ago Sep 19, 2019, 6:42pm -

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