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The Points Guy

  • newIs the $450 SPG Luxury Amex Right for Families?
    As both a family miles and points traveler and writer, I think a lot about which credit cards, destinations, airlines and award redemptions are of interest to families who want to travel more for less. Over the years, I’ve heard a fair number of st…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 12:30am -
  • newMillennials Willing to Give up Coffee, Carbs and Sex to Travel the World for Free
    Millennials are quick to get a bad rap, but the truth is they are likely to share one important quality with TPGers: a serious love for travel. This generation has single-handedly put solo travel on the map and fostered a wave of entrepreneurs who ha…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newCan You Get the Amex Airline Fee Credit Twice in One Year?
    “Reader Questions” are answered twice a week by TPG Associate Editor Brendan Dorsey. An important part of a premium credit card’s value proposition is its collection of travel credits that help offset a high annual fee. TPG reader Hassan want…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:30pm -
  • newMarriott Updates Online Game, Multiple Instant Win Prizes Now Awarded
    Last week, Marriott Rewards launched an online game that celebrated its 29 combined SPG and Marriott brands with 29 daily chances to win prizes. Only, that isn’t how it worked. Despite Marriott’s insistence to TPG you could win daily, hundreds of…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:15pm -
  • newCitizen Calls 911 Over Fake Halloween Plane Crash
    File this one under better safe than sorry. A concerned citizen called 911 to report a plane crash after passing by Delbert Holsinger’s lifelike wrecked ultralight Halloween display. The witness’ call prompted the fire department and the State Hi…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:00pm -
  • newWhy I Hated My Stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
    The massive Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach is perhaps too big, making solo travelers and couples feel engulfed and forgotten. Pros: great location, occasional great meals, and you really never have to leave the property. Con: badly dated ro…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:45pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Adding Ability to Book Awards Through the AA App
    American Airlines has slowly but surely been making it easier to use your AAdvantage miles. Recently, the airline added the ability to search and book Malaysia Airlines and Fiji Airways award flights on its website — rather than requiring members…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:35pm -
  • newNot so Fast: Ethiopian to Reopen Los Angeles-to-Addis Ababa Route
    Just a day after news broke that Ethiopian Airlines was ending its fifth freedom route between Los Angeles (LAX) and Addis Ababa (ADD) via Dublin (DUB), the airline has decided to reopen the route. As reported by Routes Online, Ethiopian reopened res…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:30pm -
  • newDeal Alert: West Coast to Taipei From $490 Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:15pm -
  • newEarn 5x Aeroplan Miles at Choice Hotels Through Year End
    We recently wrote about how Best Western is offering 750 Aeroplan miles per stay this fall when you opt to earn Aeroplan miles instead of Best Western Rewards points. Now, Choice Hotels is topping this promotion by offering 1,250 Aeroplan miles per s…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newAmerican AAdvantage Introduces Award Booking via Mobile App
    Meeting customers where they are and want to be is important. I’m looking forward to giving this a test drive, to see if the same options are offered in the app as online, once my own app updates on my phone. That said booking ease isn’t among th…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:04pm -
  • newHidden Cameras in Airbnbs and Marriott Courtyard Bonus Points
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Hidden Cameras in Airbnbs and Marriott Courtyard Bonus Points...
    - 7 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 9:04pm -
  • newBritish Airways Launching Service to… Charleston, South Carolina?
    British Airways announced new London Heathrow service to Charleston, South Carolina. The flight goes on sale tomorrow and will operate twice weekly between April 4 and October 24.It’s seasonal service. It’s just twice a week. And it will be oper…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 7:04pm -
  • newPassenger Lawyering Up After American Airlines Refuses to Accommodate His Smoking as a Disability
    It is reasonable to be frustrated by a three hour delay. It is reasonable for a smoker to be itching for a cigarette after going without one for several hours, though that's something to plan for and there are myriad strategies for managing this. I…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 5:04pm -
  • newEarn Top Tier Hyatt Status Through Credit Card Spend Alone
    I quickly signed up for the new World of Hyatt Credit Card when it came out this summer and I started putting a good bit of spending on it right away. That cinched my top tier elite status with Hyatt next year. Let me explain the value behind why I d…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 3:04pm -
  • newAmerican Express Introduces Premium Cabin Airfare Discounts via Online Chat
    For years American Express has had an 'International Airline Program' for Platinum and Centurion cardholders which amounted to 2-for-1 business class tickets provided you were buying full fare.This has had limited usefulness for many cardmembers, of…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 2:02pm -
  • new4 Takeaways About Airfares and Passenger Experience From United’s Earnings Call
    United is sticking to its guns as the only airline refusing to let passengers bring carry on bags onboard when buying basic economy fares. They're opening two more Polaris lounges and may re-evaluate the number of business class seats on board some…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 12:04pm -
  • Hertz Becomes First Non-Airline to Join the SkyTeam Alliance
    Hertz has just announced that they’ve become the first ‘non-air affiliate’ of the SkyTeam airline alliance that includes Delta, Air France KLM, Korean Air and others.While more marketing tie-ins can be better than fewer, a car rental company i…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 11:04pm -
  • The End of the A310 and Shouldn’t the TSA Believe Women?
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading The End of the A310 and Shouldn’t the TSA Believe Women?...
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 9:04pm -
  • Transatlantic Low Cost Carrier Crackup as Wow Air Cancels 5 U.S. Routes
    At the beginning of the month I wrote about minor transatlantic player Primera Air shutting down. Now Wow Air is eliminating 5 routes -- including Dallas Fort-Worth and New York JFK, which they had refused to confirm yesterday.There has been talk a…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 7:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newIntroduction: Staying In A Cloud (Forest)
    Welcome to my next trip report, which will cover a quick trip to Ecuador on American Airlines' notorious Boeing 737 MAX 8, with a stay at an incredible lodge.Ford and I try to plan some sort of fun "bucket list" trips around our birthdays, and Ford'…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:33pm -
  • newPrivatAir Will Resume Operating Lufthansa’s Pune Flight
    A few weeks ago I wrote about how Lufthansa is launching what’s almost unarguably the world’s worst flight. As of November 1, 2018, Lufthansa will be resuming flights between Frankfurt and Pune. The challenge with this flight is as follows:-- P…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 8:33pm -
  • newWow: British Airways Launching Nonstop Flights To Charleston
    It’s incredible how much growth we’ve seen from British Airways the past few years, especially on transatlantic flights. Rather than just increasing frequencies in major markets, we’ve seen them add service to all kinds of destinations that pre…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 6:19pm -
  • newHow Long Do Amex Membership Rewards Points Transfers Take?
    If you're collecting miles & points through credit card spend, I always recommend doing what you can to accrue transferrable points currencies. That's because these points are much more flexible than when you're earning an individual airline or hotel…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 5:31pm -
  • new10 Best Credit Card Offers For October 2018
    Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card bonuses of the month.While there are several excellent long standing credit card offers, the specifics of the best offers are constantly changing (be it the annual fee, minimu…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 4:04pm -
  • newAll KLM Longhaul Aircraft Will Feature Flat Beds By January 2019
    In Europe you have three "powerhouse" airline groups -- Air France-KLM, IAG (the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, etc.), and Lufthansa Group (the parent company of Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss, etc.).Virtually all IAG and Lufthan…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 3:03pm -
  • newThe UAE’s Brilliant Marketing
    I'm a huge fan of travel marketing and branding.Maybe I give companies too much credit, but there's something about a well marketed hotel, airline, or place, that instantly draws me to it. I'm not just talking about TV commercials and print ads, but…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 2:03pm -
  • newMini-Review: American Airlines Premium Economy A330-200 Philadelphia To Munich
    American Airlines announced their premium economy service back in 2016, and it has slowly rolled out across their widebody fleet since. On a recent trip from Philadelphia to Europe, I was lucky enough to try out the product.While this is certainly n…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 1:03pm -
  • newReport: Air Belgium On The Brink Of Liquidation
    Bad things seem to happen in threes. Primera Air went out of business a couple of weeks ago, Cobalt Air went out of business yesterday, and it looks like we may now see a third European airline go out of business.Air Belgium is the Charleroi-based a…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:53am -
  • newWhich Flights Will Initially Operate Out Of Istanbul’s New Airport?
    Turkey is building one of the biggest airports in the world in Istanbul at the moment. The airport will have a capacity of 90 million passengers per year, and when the entire airport project is complete (in about a decade), the airport will have a ca…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:03am -

The Frequent Miler

  • new$200 Mastercard GCs with a $1.95 fee at Staples next week
    Starting Sunday, October 21st, Staples will be offering an instant discount of $5 off when you buy $200 in Mastercard gift cards. That should stack with the Current Amex Offer on some business cards for 10% back at Staples (assuming you hav…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 6:22pm -
  • newCiti ThankYou Premier *60K* offer lives on
    Update: Doctor of Credit notes that there is still a working 60K link. We have added it to our Citi ThankYou Premier page. If it does not open the offer, you might try another browser and/or a private/incognito mode. 50K The Citi ThankYou Premier c…
    - 15 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 12:55pm -
  • newAre cash back cards the new airline cards?
    The new Air France KLM credit card launched the other day, and I wrote that the card isn’t particularly exciting. A few years back, I probably would have thought that an airline credit card offering 1.5 miles per dollar was something special — bu…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:59am -
  • IHG offering 20% off on Cash & points stays [Buy from around 0.5cpp, targeted]
    IHG is offering some members 20% off on the cash portion of a cash & points stay. This means you can buy IHG points cheaply. I wasn’t targeted for this one (Stephen was), so I have not been able to search widely, but there are usually opportunitie…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 10:36pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Banking: 60K points w/ $75K deposit (upgrades also possible)
    This week, Chase launched its Sapphire Checking account with a new member bonus of 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after depositing $75,000 in “new money” cash / eligible investments (note: retirement accounts do not qualify) within 45 days and…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 7:33pm -
  • Cheap spring flights to Paris from NY ($281 RT w/o checked bags)
    Star Alliance carriers are offering some excellent basic economy-type fares from New York to Paris in the spring time — with fares as low as $281 round trip during April. You won’t get a checked bag, but you those who can travel light can get…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 3:18pm -
  • New Air France KLM Credit Card out, not very exciting
    Bank of America has launched a new Air France KLM credit card. Hopefuly, this is a sign of Bank of America expanding partnerships to eventually offer a transferable currency…because neither the opening bonus nor ongoing benefits make this card pa…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 1:12pm -
  • Are Delta’s new routes the key to wide open business class awards?
    A couple of days ago we reported on the wide-open availability of lie-flat business class awards between Detroit and Honolulu.  See: Virgin Atlantic: Lie-Flat Business Class Saver Awards To Hawaii For Up To 8 Passengers; and 45K RT First Class to Ha…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 10:39am -
  • New Acorns Promotion: Earn $500 When Referring 5 Friends By October 21
    Acorns has launched a new promotion, offering $500 when referring five friends by October 21, 2018. This is in addition to their existing promotion offering a share of $100,000 to anyone referring five friends this month. The Deal Refer 5 friends to…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 1:32am -
  • Marriott Updates MegaBonus Promotion: One Positive Change, One Negative

    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 9:49pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newGaming out my Waldorf Astoria stay
    As I wrote last month, this January I’m heading to Maui for what I’m expecting to be an unusually-for-me expensive vacation, so I’ve spent some time in the past few weeks gaming out what the options are to save money on the trip without annoyin…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 7:39pm -
  • Redeeming US Bank Flexpoints in any amount for any ticket
    This weekend, I noticed something interesting while booking a couple upcoming trips over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, something that might increase the value of US Bank Flexpoints for certain redemptions.Prior to 2018, US Bank Flexperks T…
    - 4 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Free Hilton Honors transfers and my 2.2 cent per point redemption
    As we near the winter holiday season, I’ve started planning a New Year jaunt to celebrate my recent nuptials. We already planned to visit the West Coast after Christmas, and since there was an expiring Alaska Airlines Companion Ticket in the mix, I…
    - 22 days ago Sep 26, 2018, 5:26pm -
  • Do this now: register for 2018 fourth quarter bonus categories
    With October 1 around the corner, it’s time to make sure you’ve activated your credit cards’ quarterly bonus earning categories.Chase FreedomIn the fourth quarter of 2018, Chase Freedom cards earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent, up…
    - 28 days ago Sep 20, 2018, 7:17pm -
  • Rewards programs offering rebates on point redemptions
    A few days ago I saw Frequent Miler post some datapoints describing how folks who carry both the personal Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard and the JetBlue Business Card were receiving a total of 20% of the TrueBlue points they redeem back as a rebate…
    - 39 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 9:59am -
  • US Bank Real-Time Rewards are growing on me
    I wrote back in April about my misfired attempt to use US Bank Real-Time Rewards to pay for a hotel stay, learning the boring way that they really do enforce the $500 minimum on hotel Real-Time Rewards redemptions. But since then, I've had quite a fe…
    - 41 days ago Sep 7, 2018, 6:04pm -
  • My experience with the current Atlantic City status matches and promotions
    I just got back from a weekend in Atlantic City, where I took advantage of the status match promotions I wrote about a few weeks ago.Getting there and backOnce I made my reservation I looked into train tickets to Atlantic City, and found they were so…
    - 53 days ago Aug 27, 2018, 9:59am -
  • More digging under the hood of Choice Privileges
    The difficult thing about writing about Choice Privileges is that they have so many properties it can be tough to know precisely where to focus: the 6,000-point Quality Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon, the 30,000-point Port Inn Kennebunk in Maine, the 35,…
    - 56 days ago Aug 23, 2018, 7:28pm -
  • A positive change to Choice Privileges
    A few years back I went on a bit of a kick about Choice Privileges, the loyalty program of Choice Hotels International. My conclusion was that while the program wasn't for me, its very low starting redemptions (just 6,000 points per night) and decent…
    - 58 days ago Aug 22, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Did Barclaycard drop Arrival Plus travel statement credit redemptions back down to $25?
    Back in November, 2015, Barclaycard devalued their Arrival Plus card in two ways:they lowered the rebate on points redeemed for travel statement credits from 10% to 5%;and they raised the minimum travel statement credit redemption amount from $25 to…
    - 71 days ago Aug 9, 2018, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer
    Update 10/10: The CardMatch tool is back with the 100k bonus offer for the Amex Platinum card. This 100k offer has resurfaced five times in 2018, so while not uncommon, it is worth checking again if you weren’t targeted the last time as they seem t…
    - 8 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 11:21pm -
  • $2,000 Worth of Citi Sign Up Bonuses Ending This Week (One Ends Today!)
    There are two credit cards with large sign-up bonuses that are set to expire this week. The CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard: 70,000 bonus American Airlines miles for spending $4,000 on the new card within three months of acco…
    - 9 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 11:24pm -
  • I’m Back! Preview of Tuscany Trip Report
    Hey everyone! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me as I just took a three week trip in Italy with my parents and boyfriend. Below is a little taste of what my September looked like. Our first destination was Fatorria di Maino, a hotel on…
    - 13 days ago Oct 5, 2018, 6:44pm -
  • Last Day for Blue Business Plus Sign-Up Bonus: 2x on ALL Purchases
    The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express’ appeal comes from its simple and impressive earning power. For no annual fee whatsoever, on the first $50,000 in purchases per calendar year (January 1 – December 31), it earns 2 Membersh…
    - 23 days ago Sep 26, 2018, 10:10am -
  • Sale on New Direct Singapore Awards: The World’s Longest Flight!

    - 30 days ago Sep 19, 2018, 8:22am -
  • Last Chance to Earn 5x on Freedom’s Q3 Categories
    Today, September 14, 2018, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards for the past quarter with Lyft, and at Walgreens and gas stations that you can transfer (circuitously) to Aer Lingus, British Airways, Flying Blue…
    - 35 days ago Sep 14, 2018, 2:17pm -
  • ThankYou Points to JetBlue Now Transfer 1:1
    As of today, September 13, Citi has improved its transfer rates between their reward currency, ThankYou Points, and travel partner JetBlue TrueBlue. ThankYou Points earned via the Prestige and Premier cards will transfer 1,000 to 1,000 TrueBlue point…
    - 35 days ago Sep 13, 2018, 5:56pm -
  • The Five Chase Cards You Should Apply For: Combo #2
    5/24 is a buzzword in the miles and points sphere. It refers to the fact that Chase will cut you off from eligibility for many (but not all) of their most lucrative cards once you’ve opened five credit cards from any bank whatsoever in the last 24…
    - 42 days ago Sep 6, 2018, 7:30pm -
  • Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
    Updated 9/6/18 with latest Chase Sapphire bonus rule and the Marriott-family card rules. Will you be approved for a new card? Will you get its bonus? What if you’ve already had that card and gotten its bonus before? The answers to these questions d…
    - 42 days ago Sep 6, 2018, 4:31pm -
  • United Business Class to Australia Widely Available Early Aussie Winter
    The cheapest level of Business Class award space on United–that is also the only kind of award space bookable with partner miles–is pretty wide open in the early winter months of Australia’s winter, which is early summer in the United States. M…
    - 44 days ago Sep 4, 2018, 10:35pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newReport Sheds Light on American Airlines’ Obsession With on-Time Departures
    In a conversation with Skiff’s Brian Summers, American Airlines President Robert Isom explained why he has created a culture that prizes on-time departures above other customer service niceties. The airline executive insists that one delayed flight…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:54pm -
  • newCobalt Air Collapses, Advises Passengers Not to Travel
    Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air has revealed the sudden cessation of all of its operations. The announcement was made public on Wednesday, with the carrier asking those with tickets not to travel. The collapse has left the carrier's passengers stranded, b…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 9:38pm -
  • newClose Call at Brisbane Airport
    On October 11, a Virgin Australia aircraft and a Qantas aircraft flew dangerously close to one another while they departed from and arrived at Brisbane Airport (BNE), respectively. Inclement weather has been cited as a reason for the loss of separati…
    - 7 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 9:03pm -
  • newGatwick Bats Around Backup Runway
    According to the operator of Gatwick Airport (LGW), bringing the airport's backup runway (for takeoff only) into regular use in order to provide support during peal flight hours could allow the London hub to increase aircraft movements by 10-15 per h…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 6:31pm -
  • newSTN Passengers Kept Forcibly Awake by Airport Security
    Tired passengers waiting at London Stansted Airport (STN) over the weekend report that they were prevented from sleeping by roving teams of airport security. Many were forced to sleep on the floor due to the lack of seating in the departure area and…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newVirgin Australia Integrates Mindfulness Meditation Aboard Flights
    In a move completely consistent with Virgin Australia's brand as the airline equivalent of an aging rock star in leather pants, the airline launched the world's first meditation-themed flight in a joint venture with Smiling Mind, an Australian mindfu…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • newSomeone Actually Hacked an Airplane
    The air travel industry claimed it couldn’t be done, but a Department of Homeland Security official proved the industry wrong: in 2016, he remotely hacked into a plane parked at an airport, using no insider help—and although he didn’t share exa…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Excitement Turns to Disappointment for Downgraded BA Passengers
    Excitement turned to disappointment for two British Airways travelers who, despite having won tickets for business class in a competition, were downgraded to premium economy after the airline oversold their flight from London to Singapore. BA said th…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 11:00pm -
  • United Still Charges for Basic Economy Carry-Ons
    United Airlines is taking a stand and, unlike competitor American Airlines, will not be reversing its policy that basic economy travelers have to pay for a carry-on bag; Delta Air Lines also offers basic economy travelers a free carry-on, and the air…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 9:01pm -
  • Biologists Seek to Fix Bird Gore Problem at Lambert Airport
    Biologists Alec Sonnek and Paul Flicek are conducting research in order to reduce the amount of plane-on-bird collisions at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). In a recent profile in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and USA Today, the two scien…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 8:12pm -

Travel is Free

  • Map Of All The World’s National Parks
    Personally, I love visiting national parks… And I […]The post Map Of All The World’s National Parks appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 38 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 4:55pm -
  • Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels
    Updated: Aug 23, 2018 This is every Club Carlson hotel […]The post Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 56 days ago Aug 23, 2018, 5:38pm -
  • Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL)
    Which airline has the best award availability? This pos […]The post Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 64 days ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • FlyingBlue Miles Award [Interactive] Map
    Updated with interactive versions of the award map. The […]The post FlyingBlue Miles Award [Interactive] Map appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 67 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 4:34am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust
    Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of "dead" time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Here is a list of my favorite reads to hel…
    - 3 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 3:32pm -
  • How to Find a Cheap Hotel: Hotel Booking Sites To Use And Avoid
    As much as I love staying in hostels, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel. They are clean and quiet and feature comfy beds, strong showers, and lots of soap I can take for later. The downside is they are expensive. Wondering…
    - 4 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 17 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip
    Planning a long trip can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s step one? What’s step two? What’s step three? It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning, especially when you haven’t done something like this before. Use this step-…
    - 10 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • New York Itinerary: What to Do and See in 4 Days in NYC
    New York City, home to over 8.5 million people, contains so much to see and do, you can barely scratch the surface! It's impossible to "see" in one visit - however, there are ways to make the most of the limited time you have. So, after living here f…
    - 10 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • My 28 Favorite Places to Visit in the USA
    Updated: 10/8/2018 | October 8th, 2018 From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country ha…
    - 11 days ago Oct 8, 2018, 2:58pm -
  • Is Morocco Safe? 9 Ways to Stay Safe (and Sane) During Your Visit
    Going to Morocco was incredible, but there are a few things that you need to watch out for. Here are 9 tips on how to stay safe when you travel Morocco.The post Is Morocco Safe? 9 Ways to Stay Safe (and Sane) During Your Visit appeared first on Noma…
    - 25 days ago Sep 24, 2018, 12:26pm -
  • BIG UPDATE: GET ALL OUR BOOKS ON KINDLE NOW!

    - 36 days ago Sep 13, 2018, 2:46pm -
  • Finding Love and Home in Tbilisi, Georgia
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to Tbilisi. What I assumed would be a drab (but interesting) city was actually a vibrant, beautiful destination with great food and plenty of history. It's the kind of place you can easily feel at home at and…
    - 37 days ago Sep 12, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • World Nomads Travel Insurance Review: What’s Included & What’s Not
    Travel insurance is the one thing you should always have but (hopefully) never need. Travel emergencies can cost thousands of dollars, which means you will want to be covered a reputable company during your next trip. Find out if World Nomads lives u…
    - 38 days ago Sep 11, 2018, 11:10am -
  • How to Survive Oktoberfest
    I spent 5 days at Oktoberfest. Here is a guide for how you can visit Oktoberfest with tips on what to see, do, costs, how to save money, and where to stay.The post How to Survive Oktoberfest appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 39 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 1:00pm -

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…
    - 85 days ago 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

  • newNon-Airport Car Rental Deal
    Thanks to reader Julie for sharing this strong weekend offer from Hertz. Looks like the sale at non-airport locations that we’ve seen in the past. Pretty nice prices (for under 100 miles per day) starting at $12.99 per day. Good one if it fits your…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 7:35am -
  • Sale Stuff
    Quick-fire thoughts on the weekly sales… JetBlue (pretty subpar) Alaska (their sales always seem the same – decent) Southwest (somewhere in the solid-to-good range for them) Delta (great once again – shoot me now)
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 7:15am -
  • Chase Sapphire Checking
    Thanks to reader Ravi for sharing this one. Probably too expensive for most ($75,000), but some of you thick-walleted types might feel differently… If you have: A Chase bank account. A Freedom or Sapphire card. Lots of cash. Then take a look at the…
    - 3 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 7:01am -
  • PreCheck At Staples
    Weirdest combinations: Dairy and seafood. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton. TSA PreCheck and Staples stores. Thanks to reader Ryan for sending that last one. Such a strange pair to come together, but hey, I’m sure it will be useful to some.
    - 4 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 8:13am -
  • Marriott Triple
    Why not take a second to register for Marriott’s latest MegaBonus promotion? While you’re at it, why not win a 2-night stay at each of Marriott/Starwood’s 29 brands? And then there’s only one good option to consider for this transfer bonus to…
    - 7 days ago Oct 12, 2018, 7:05am -
  • Delta
    “Another great Delta award sale? It’s getting predictable.” I literally just had that thought. Crazy. That would have been impossible at the start of the year. By my count, it would have been the 6th most surprising possibility to go through my…
    - 8 days ago Oct 11, 2018, 7:01am -
  • American Promo
    Like some of you, I recently got a postcard from American Airlines offering free status for 3 months. Mine was for Gold and it came with ten 500-mile upgrades (others got Platinum with 20 upgrades). Really couldn’t have been much easier. I went to…
    - 9 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 8:46am -
  • Wyndham Match
    Thanks to reader Kevin for sending this Wyndham status match page. I don’t think I’ve posted that one in the past. Then again, who the hell knows. Either way, let’s add it to the list of others mentioned lately…like Frontier, Choice, National…
    - 10 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 8:44am -
  • Alaska Cards
    Thanks to reader Joe for sending a screenshot of the 40,000-mile offer sitting right in the middle of the Alaska Airlines website. Bank Of America isn’t the free-for-all loose slot machine of a company it used to be for credit card approvals…but…
    - 11 days ago Oct 8, 2018, 8:46am -
  • Hamilton Puerto Rico Contest
    Thanks to reader Jay for sending this one. I know there are a bunch of Hamilton geeks out there…but to be perfectly honest, I should admit that I really don’t know much about it. You could sing me any song from the show and I’d just stare at yo…
    - 14 days ago Oct 5, 2018, 9:29am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newChase Freedom Promotion: $150 Cash Back Bonus
    Tired of looking around for a card that doesn’t handle all that you need? Look no further, Chase Freedom® is a great all-around, jack-of-all-trades card presenting an effortless sign up bonus, superior cash back rewards program, no annual fee, and…
    - 54 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:00am -
  • newAirBnB Referral Promotion: Earn Up To $40 In Travel Credits When You Refer a Friend
    Are you an AirBnB member and looking for ways to score free stays? Well, you’re in luck because with this AirBnB referral promotion, you can earn up to $40 in travel credits when you refer a friend! If you’re not a member, you can sign up with HM…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 1:00am -
  • newCathay Pacific Visa Signature Card Bonus: 65,000 Bonus Asia Miles (Targeted)
    Are you a frequent traveler? If so be sure to check out the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature Card! With this card you’ll be able to maximize your savings on all your travel purchases! Currently, it features a chance to earn a one-time 35,000 Asia M…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newKinderhook Bank Business Checking Promotion: $500 Bonus (NY) *In Branch*
    Kinderhook Bank is offering residents of NewYork a $500 bonus when you open a new Business Checking Account and meet the requirements listed below. All you have to do is open a business checking account with Kinderhook Bank. Keep the account open a…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:14pm -
  • newUpper Cumberland Federal Credit Union Referral Promotion: $25 Bonus (TN)
    For residents of Tennessee, Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union is offering members to refer their friends and family to earn a $25 Referral Bonus by October 31,2018! All your friend has to do it open a Checking account and  complete six debit ca…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:12pm -
  • newBest Deals, Bonuses, & Promotions Calendar – *Updated October 18, 2018*
    Scrolling though all our hot deals only to find most of them targeted or YMMV? Worrying about missing out on a deal or an expiration date coming up? Then check out our Hot Deals, Bank Bonuses, & Free Money Promotions Calendar that are available to…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:58pm -
  • newAmerican Express® Personal Savings Account Promotion: 1.90% APY High-Yield Savings Rate
    If you’re looking for a high savings account, the American Express Personal Savings account is now offering 1.90% APY on all account balances. Invest in your future by earning interest on your money. Whether you’re saving for retirement, a new ca…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:55pm -
  • newTop Ten Bank Promotions in South Carolina
    Editor’s Note: Not your state? No worries, you can click on the state(s) above to see the Top Ten Bank Promotions being offered in your state. Here is a list of the Top Ten Bank Promotions in South Carolina. South Carolina is a state with “Smilin…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:52pm -
  • newAmazon Outlet Promotion: Save Up To 50% on Overstocked Items
    Looking to go on a shopping spree? Well your search has ended with this amazing deal. Right now, Amazon Outlet is offering up to 50% off of overstocked items. Amazon is a titan of online retail shopping, and with deals like this, it’s no wonder why…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:48pm -
  • newRAVPower 10000mAh USB C Power Bank via Amazon: $27.09 + Free Shipping
    Does the battery life on your phone die quickly? Tired of having to leave your phone plugged into the wall to charge? Head on over to the Amazon, and definitely consider the RAVPower 10000mAh USB C Power Bank since it’s going for a great valued pr…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:48pm -

Travel Codex

  • newReview: KLM Royal Crown Lounge 52, Amsterdam
    I arrived at Schiphol around 7:15, leaving me plenty of time for the lounge before my delayed Delta A350 departure.  At Amsterdam, Delta passengers may use KLM’s international business class lounge, the Crown Lounge Number 52.  Because of its sta…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Is the New Amex Gold Card Really That Great? A Detailed Comparison with Other Cards
    Last week American Express released the new Amex Gold Card that offers some compelling new benefits. Quite a few people, and some bloggers, got excited and immediately announced that it would be the demise of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. I did a…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 8:09pm -
  • Review: Hilton Seychelles Northlome
    The Hilton Seychelles Northlome Resort and Spa is an amazing 5-star resort located on the main island of Mahe. Located in the popular hotspot of Beau Vallon Bay, the Hilton Seychelles Northlome offers a private and exclusive setting for guests to res…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Park Suite at the Park Hyatt Mallorca
    The Park Hyatt Mallorca is a lovely property in a favorite destination for my wife and I. We have enjoyed our past trips to Spain, so this time, we wanted to visit some new places, and seeing availability with points at the Park Hyatt Mallorca for ou…
    - 7 days ago Oct 12, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Five Things to Do When You Get Your New American Express (Rose) Gold Card
    If you’re like me, you probably got a little bit excited over the news of the new American Express Gold card. Mine just came in the mail (I signed up the first day it became available) and I’ve already contacted Amex to confirm my sign-up bonus o…
    - 8 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 9:14pm -
  • Review: Gogo 2Ku Satellite WiFi and Live TV on American Airlines
    American Airlines has had Gogo inflight internet for 10 years. Until recently, this ground based technology was exceedingly slow, I’ve heard it referred to as GoSlo. Finally American is introducing faster WiFi on their domestic fleet. The legacy US…
    - 9 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Maximizing the Grocery Bonus with the New Amex Gold Card
    To say the blogosphere’s been abuzz with the new Amex Gold Card is an understatement.  Omar wrote an excellent post detailing the card’s benefits last week.  I’ve actually thought about getting the old Premier Rewards card for years, but neve…
    - 10 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 11:00am -
  • The Just Released American Express Gold Card: Your New Go-To Credit Card?
    Today American Express has officially launched the rumored American Express Gold Card. If that sounds like a card you’ve heard of before, I don’t blame you. They’ve long had variations of gold-colored cards under different names, and most notab…
    - 14 days ago Oct 4, 2018, 6:04pm -
  • Hyatt Offers New Wellness Benefits at Exhale Spa
    Hyatt purchased the spa and fitness provider Exhale Spa last year (and a related resort spa operator, Miraval Group, before that). You can check out Omar’s description of the Miraval benefits at Hyatt if you’re still unfamiliar. Both acquisitio…
    - 15 days ago Oct 4, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • The Easy Guide to Finding Airline Award Space
    I’ve been advocating for services like ITA Matrix, Award Nexus, and ExpertFlyer for years. I’ve even built my own tools like the Award Maximizer to help compare prices and guide you through the award travel booking process. However, it might help…
    - 15 days ago Oct 4, 2018, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newTurbulence Sends Passengers to Hospital
    I’ll never get tired of saying it. Wear your goddamn seat belt at all times when you’re at your seat, and here’s why. You never know when your plane will hit turbulence. That’s exactly why they ask you to wear it at all times even if the sign…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:18am -
  • newFall Foliage On Amtrak Great Dome To Montreal Poutine Tasting Tour
    What started out as foliage trip turned into a food tour. The idea was originally a foliage trip on Amtrak's last year running the Great Dome car. Book this year before it's too lateThe post Fall Foliage On Amtrak Great Dome To Montreal Poutine Tast…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 1:54am -
  • newAmerican Express Membership Rewards Pay with Points
    In certain instances, you may find it beneficial to use the American Express Membership Reward’s Pay with Points feature when booking air travel. This program allows passengers to earn frequent flier credit and book flights that otherwise don’t h…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 1:20am -
  • newEarn 5,000 Radisson Rewards Bonus Points with Radisson Collection
    You can earn 5,000 Radisson Rewards bonus points with every paid eligible stay of a minimum of two nights at nine different participating Radisson Collection hotel properties through Thursday, February 28, 2019 — no registration is required to par…
    - 4 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 12:17am -
  • newAmerican AAdvantage Introduces Award Booking via Mobile App
    Meeting customers where they are and want to be is important. I’m looking forward to giving this a test drive, to see if the same options are offered in the app as online, once my own app updates on my phone. That said booking ease isn’t among th…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:04pm -
  • newUnited Airlines’ Partners: When To Redeem, What You Earn
    So you’ve got a United MileagePlus account, but you’re headed overseas and not sure…The post United Airlines’ Partners: When To Redeem, What You Earn appeared first on Point Me to the Plane.
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:37pm -
  • newIntroduction: Staying In A Cloud (Forest)
    Welcome to my next trip report, which will cover a quick trip to Ecuador on American Airlines' notorious Boeing 737 MAX 8, with a stay at an incredible lodge.Ford and I try to plan some sort of fun "bucket list" trips around our birthdays, and Ford'…
    - 5 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:33pm -
  • newGuide: Amex Platinum Card Varieties and Details to Help You Choose
    American Express Platinum Varieties Guide. American Express has 5 varieties of this premium card. Which is the best version for you? The post Guide: Amex Platinum Card Varieties and Details to Help You Choose appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 6 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:06pm -
  • newHow to utilize the American Express Gold airline fee credit
    We called it the most compelling card of 2018, and seemingly the rest of the internet is in agreement: the Amex Gold card is a home run. Not only does this card comes with bennies galore including 4x points at US restaurants + grocery stores( read…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • newあなたが搭乗する飛行機は何歳?機材の「年齢」を知る方法
    あなたは普段、飛行機に搭乗するとき何をしていますか?   日本国内線だったら、機内でWiFiを利用できる機材も...投稿 あなたが搭乗する飛行機は何歳?機材の「年齢」を知る方法 は…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:00pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Promotion
    Well, we’re back. An undetermined technical error seems to have caused the loss of the last six months of posts, but I’m hoping that the worst is past. Marriott 29 Ways To Stay Marriott is currently running a lousy MegaBonus, with the ability to…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 2:47pm -
  • Maintenance Ahead…
    Due to some maintenance issues, the site will be down for an undetermined period of time. I’m hoping that it’s not long. Thank you. Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMaile…
    - 3 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 9:16pm -
  • Fly Across The Atlantic In Business For Less
    I’ll start by saying this: International business class is almost never cheap. Please don’t equate “for less” with “cheap.”   One of the best uses of frequent flyer miles is international travel, particularly in premium classes of servic…
    - May 14, 2018, 6:32pm -
  • Spirit Airlines Adding Wi-Fi Onboard
    I got an email from Spirit Airlines telling me that they had a “big announcement.” Okay, it wasn’t that big, but it was nice to know that, by next summer, Spirit will be joining the 21st century and adding Wi-Fi onboard. Is Spirit Getting Bette…
    - May 12, 2018, 9:27pm -
  • Boeing Continues To Win The Long-Haul Game
    If it seems like somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type, there’s a reason: Somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type. While there are countless  numbers of planes, two manufacturers domina…
    - May 10, 2018, 1:47pm -
  • NYC Times Square Marriott Marquis Review
    I don’t tend to write a lot of individual hotel reviews, given their limited audience, but when I have the chance to write about one of Marriott’s highest profile hotels in a high profile location, I figure that it’s worth a few minutes. And I…
    - May 8, 2018, 12:38am -
  • Marriott Rolls Out New Credit Cards; Premier Plus Looks Interesting
    As Marriott moves to combine the Starwood and Marriott Rewards programs, it is taking a necessary first step and rolling out its credit cards. Initial bonuses are often the best you’ll see for a while, so it’s worth taking a look. Marriott Reward…
    - May 4, 2018, 2:21pm -
  • Ridesharing Programs 101
    Today’s 101 topic is only tangentially related to frequent flyer programs. It’s about ride-sharing services (RSS), such as Uber and Lyft. If you’ve never used one, they may seem intimidating at first, but can save you time and money. The concep…
    - May 3, 2018, 4:58pm -
  • Hilton Double Points (Link)
    Forgot about this one but, if you haven’t signed up for the Hilton double points promo, now is a good time to do so. Hilton Honors Double Points A few weeks ago, I mentioned that this quarter’s Hilton promotion would be returning to double points…
    - May 1, 2018, 1:41pm -
  • Weekend wrapup: 100K BA Miles, Amazon Prime, Manufactured Spending Getting More Expensive
    It was a moderately busy weekend in the world of miles. Here are a few of the things that are going on: 100,000 British Airways Miles  In an attempt to sound even more pretentious and offset their declining service, BA calls its miles Avios, but the…
    - Apr 30, 2018, 1:53pm -

milepoint (Forums)

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newShortfall for Sapphire Renewal
    Hello everyone, I was wondering whether JAL will renew my membership with slight shortfall of a few thousand miles. Has anyone have similar experiences? I asked CS at Hong Kong based JAL Center and their answer sounded a firm "no". Thanks..…
    - 13 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:41am -
  • newBA account locked
    I tried to login my BA account, but can’t.... and find message below. We have locked your account temporarily to keep it safe and secure. what happens to me? Of course, i’ve already call to customer center, but she said to me that you have…
    - 15 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:39am -
  • newSouthwest points are not inheritable.
    Just leave your login and password with those you want to have them after your death. They can book any fare for anyone.
    - 33 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:21am -
  • newHelp with NBO 6 hr intl transit KQ > MS
    I will arrive at 10:10pm on KQ from KGL and transit to CAI on MS at 04:20. Should I go to the Four Points Sheraton for short rest or stay at the airport? If so, which lounge would you suggest for MS? TK? Thanks for the advice.
    - 43 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:11am -
  • newquestion regarding involuntary flight change under EU rule
    I have a situation that I need the opinions of the experts here. I originally have an AA award flight from VIE to LHR, then to DFW, then to my final destination for a travel a couple months down the road. Leaving VIE around noon time. However,..…
    - 44 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 3:10am -
  • newJL/AA CGK-BOS/MIA $2,451 r/t
    CGK is a premium market and usually doesn't get discount fares, but JL has filed the above. Good for ASEAN based AS members and/ or people who want to try JL J and AA premium transcon which can be worked into the routing. Widely available hence no...
    - 55 mins ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:59am -
  • newDoes Ryanair weigh bags at Stansted for Priority/Plus passengers?
    My bags will fit the sizer, that's not a problem. I have two, that's why I went with the Plus fare (and I need to check in too, it's a long winter trip). But I am not sure they won't be over 10kg especially together. Or even, individually :P Do they.…
    - 1 hour ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:29am -
  • newFree Wifi!
    I found this email in my Inbox this morning when I sat down at my desk. ---Quote--- Dear Dr. HFH, 'On board' no longer has to mean 'offline.' Enjoy complimentary unlimited Super Wi-Fi during your journey, exclusively when you book your...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:08am -
  • new30K AAdvantage for Citi checking account
    Looks like a decent deal for 30K, spend $375 on the ATM card. *Who is eligible for AAdvantage® 30,000 miles offer?* For Citibank’s Retail Checking 30,000 AAdvantage® Miles Offer (“30,000 AAdvantage® Offer”), “Eligible Customers” are…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 2:05am -
  • newOman Air from Colombo
    Hey guys, looking for any first-hand knowledge / recent data points please on flying out of Colombo with WY (my only experience of Sri Lanka dates back too many years) Will be departing on a Tuesday @ 9.10 to MCT, so need to judge necessary time..…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 19, 2018, 1:52am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newCiti has limited personal AA mailer codes to one application per mailer
    There have been scattered DPs regarding this over the last few days, so I did some data collection. The TL;DR is that it appears Citi has limited 9-digit personal mailer codes to one use. So far, there is no data to support that personal mailers can…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 3:08pm -
  • newData Points Central Thread - Week of October 18, 2018
    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…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - October 18, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - October 18, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 10:04am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of October 17, 2018
    What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your votes. As always…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - October 17, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - October 17, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 10:05am -
  • New BOA KLM/Air France Mastercard (US)
    Not a super big churner but I found something a little interesting, and a follow up to something I had seen earlier. KLM and Air France finally launched their BOA MasterCard for the US. While I generally don't use airline branded cards, I really do l…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 3:21am -
  • AutoMod Log: Oct 16th 2018
    Here are the posts that AutoMod removed over the last 7 days. There are a couple of good ones. "AMEX PRG vs AMEX Hilton Aspire restaurant & everyd..." "$100 Amazon Gift Card for opening a Fidelity Inves..." "Citi has limited personal AA mailers to on…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 4:34pm -
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card for opening a Fidelity Investing account and depositing $200
    Noticed this banner on Amazon home page http://fidelity.com/stack-amazon. submitted by /u/Evil_Bean [link] [comments]
    - 3 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 3:06pm -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • new20 Stops to Make on a Cape Breton Road Trip
    Nearly three decades ago, as a speechless baby, I was couriered by CAT ferry from Bar Harbor (Maine) to Nova Scotia. I cried from beginning to end. Among...The post 20 Stops to Make on a Cape Breton Road Trip appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 8 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 8:20pm -
  • newThe Capital One Savor Credit Card Review
    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....The post The Capital One Savor Credit Card Review appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 13 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • newA Message From the TSA Regarding Duty Free Liquids
    I received an email from the TSA this week (they have a newsletter; you can sign up in the bottom-right here) reminding travelers that all...The post A Message From the TSA Regarding Duty Free Liquids appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 15 hours ago Oct 18, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Is British Airways the Most Family-Friendly Airline?
    Last week, my family and I took up British Airways (BA) on its offer to fly it to see if it really is the most...The post Is British Airways the Most Family-Friendly Airline? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 6:33pm -
  • What Legal Marijuana in Canada Means for Border Crossings
    This morning, Canada became the first major world economy to legalize marijuana. The “national experiment,” as the New York Times called it, will be interesting to...The post What Legal Marijuana in Canada Means for Border Crossings appeared fi…
    - 1 day ago Oct 17, 2018, 4:20pm -
  • Guide to Chase Sapphire Reserve & Preferred Application Rules
    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....The post Guide to Chase Sapphire Reserve & Preferred Application Rules appeared first on Johnny J…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 2:11pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 17, 2018
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Passenger shamed for giving herself a ‘pedicure’ on plane Passenger booted for ’emotional support squirrel’ says she’s...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 17, 2018 appeared first on Johnny…
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Contests: Week of October 17, 2018
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a voucher toward a seven-day cruise for two on Norwegian Joy Win a Caribbean cruise for two Win a...The post Travel Contests: Week of October 17, 2018 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 11:00am -
  • The Small Portable Fan You Will Want to Take Everywhere
    In March, we featured a small portable fan that you can attach to your laptop in case you get hot on a plane or hotel...The post The Small Portable Fan You Will Want to Take Everywhere appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Oct 17, 2018, 5:11am -
  • How to Travel Through an Airport Like a Celebrity With Blacklane PASS
    Have you ever seen a celebrity get whisked through airport security or escorted effortlessly off the plane and through immigration? I see it all the...The post How to Travel Through an Airport Like a Celebrity With Blacklane PASS appeared first on J…
    - 2 days ago Oct 16, 2018, 9:09pm -

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