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The Points Guy

  • newWhich Bonus Points Are Worth More — Uber/SPG or Lyft/Delta?
    “Reader Questions” are answered three days a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — by TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel. Both of the major ride-sharing services now have partnerships that allow you to earn extra airline or hotel points j…
    - 46 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:00am -
  • new11 Globetrotters to Follow on Instagram
    Traveling the world is a common dream that many desire, but is rarely pursued. While many travel for work, or fly halfway across the globe to visit loved ones, there is an exclusive group of travelers who circle the globe simply to dive the deepest s…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:00pm -
  • newHotel Review: A Deluxe Room at the Langham Auckland
    The Langham Auckland could really use some TLC, but still makes a great base for exploring this vibrant New Zealand city. The Pros: cool amenities, tasty food and you can score extra perks by booking your stay through Amex FHR. The Cons: small rooms…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US Cities to Hong Kong From $547 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…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 5:30pm -
  • newInside Blink, A Custom Luxury Travel Organizer
    If there’s one drawback of luxury travel it might be the lack of options: You can’t just show up on some abandoned hilltop in the Andes and expect five-star service. But that’s all changed with Blink, travel company Black Tomato’s ultra-custo…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • newEarn up to 2,000 Bonus American Miles With AAdvantage Shopping
    It’s back-to-school shopping season, and for supplies that need to be purchased, airlines are offering bonus miles if you use their shopping portals. We told you last week about United’s offer of up to 3,000 bonus miles, and now American Airlines…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newHow to Do Southeast Asia on a Budget While Staying Chic
    We love to give readers insider access to luxurious travel experiences, like using 74,375 KrisFlyer miles to fly in Singapore Suites or snagging an overwater villa at the St. Regis Maldives for 32,500 Starpoints per night. But when your points stas…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 1:30pm -
  • newCiti Prestige FAQs and Live Link for 75,000 Bonus Points
    Official Application Link: The Citi Prestige Card (75,000 point offer) As I shared with TPG readers last week, Citi has changed and enhanced many features of the Citi Prestige card. These changes take effect starting today, July 23, and we have the…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • 13 Things Cabin Crew Want to Say to Passengers but Can’t
    TPG’s favorite Flight Attendant Insider Carrie A. Trey is back, this time with a look at some of the things that are better off unsaid during a flight. In the interest of keeping our jobs, there are a number of things we cabin crew would love to…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Business Travelers Can Now Book Airbnb Stays Through Concur
    Many business travelers will have more accommodation options now that Airbnb has announced it’s expanding its partnership with the business travel booking service Concur, and in doing so, companies that use the platform to book business travel ca…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 11:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • newVirgin Kicked 11 Year Old Boy Out Of Seat And The Flight Wasn’t Even Overbooked
    It seems only US airlines have gotten the memo not to involuntarily deny boarding to a passenger after they're already in their seat.Sadly it seems even 11 year olds need to know their rights or airlines will try to take advantage of them.Continue…
    - 12 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 12:04am -
  • newTrump Won’t Honor Hotel Mistake Rate and 3000 Bonus United Miles
    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 Trump Won’t Honor Hotel Mistake Rate and 3000 Bonus United Miles...
    - 14 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 10:04pm -
  • newUnited Refused to Let Young Child Nap In The Empty Seats Next to Her
    Last week Ann Coulter learned that even when an airline offers you a specific seat and charges for it they don't actually promise to give you that seat.As another customer who sued United for being moved from the seat she paid extra for demonstrates…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 7:34pm -
  • newMan Checked a Bottle of Deodorant as Luggage on American Airlines. Guess What Happened Next.
    Earlier this month an Australian man checked a can of beer as luggage on a Qantas flight.‎Hemal G decided to see whether this would work out well here in the U.S. on an American Airlines flight.Continue reading Man Checked a Bottle of Deodorant a…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 2:04pm -
  • newThe Racism in Delta’s Fight Against Mideast Airlines
    Delta’s roots are as a crop duster company combating boll weevil infestations. Its inaugural flight under the Delta name was to Jackson, Mississippi. It moved its headquarters to Atlanta in 1941, and the airline’s dominant presence throughout the…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 12:04pm -
  • Is Southwest Airlines Destroying Its Culture By Firing Too Many People?
    The old saying on the internet is that when a title is phrased as a question the answer is always no. That doesn't always hold, at least for United, but a major union at Southwest should have considered the implications of the maxim before spouting…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 11:04pm -
  • Going On Vacation? Pet Sitting is Now Illegal in New York
    My Yorkshire terrier is now over 15 years old. He’s still full of spunk but tires more than he used to, and gets stressed out more easily too. We used to board him at a cage free day care in town, and he loved it there. But he’s just not able to…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 8:34pm -
  • It Took Up to 17 Police Officers to Toss a 33 Year Old Grandfather From a Plane
    Davi Stretton Mellor, his wife Kerry-Anne, along with their children and grandchildren were taken off the flight.They got into a fight with other passengers. In their version other passengers “were banging on their children’s seats.” And nothi…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 6:16pm -
  • FARE ALERT: Southeast Asia Under $400 Roundtrip
    I know many readers want business class sales, it’s a long way to go in coach, but this is clearly the golden age of air travel. Continue reading FARE ALERT: Southeast Asia Under $400 Roundtrip...
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 4:12pm -
  • Secret Travel Confessions Are My Guilty Pleasure
    Whether it's insider tricks like confessions of an Enterprise Car Rental manager or just plain prurience, there's something compelling about anonymous travel confessions.Like this one:Continue reading Secret Travel Confessions Are My Guilty Pleasur…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 2:04pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newWhat Is Lufthansa HON Circle?
    Reader James sent me an email to ask if I could write about what Lufthansa's HON Circle status is, given that I've mentioned it in my past couple of Lufthansa trip reports (including my first class review from Frankfurt to Los Angeles and business cl…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 8:18pm -
  • newWhy I Didn’t Love Lake Como
    Earlier I wrote a review of the Sheraton Lake Como, which is a decent enough conference hotel, though doesn't really do justice to the beauty of Lake Como. The next installment in this series will be about Il Sereno, the next hotel we stayed at, whic…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 6:39pm -
  • new2 Great Online Shopping Portal Bonuses
    Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend. The num…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 5:38pm -
  • newUnited Stops Selling First Class On Most 777 Routes As Of May 1, 2018
    United is in the process of revamping their longhaul travel experience. As of last December, all longhaul international United flights feature Polaris service, which is United's new premium cabin soft product, including better food, bedding, and amen…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 5:09pm -
  • newReview: Sheraton Lake Como
    As I explained in the introduction post, we were spending a total of six nights in the Lake Como area. We booked the last three nights at Il Sereno months in advance, while just a few weeks before our trip we decided to book the Sheraton Lake Como fo…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 4:10pm -
  • A Minimum Of $625 Of Airfare With The Citi ThankYou Premier Card
    Since last week, the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within three months of account opening. On top of that, the card's $95 annual fee is waived for the first 12 months. Prior t…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 10:39pm -
  • Weekly Review: July 22, 2017
    A few days ago I returned to the US after visiting Mongolia and Europe. I'm on the ground in the US for about a week now, before heading back to Europe in hopes of visiting some new countries.On the points and travel front, this week we've learned a…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 7:58pm -
  • 5 Reasons Service On US Airlines Is Inconsistent & Often Not Good
    A couple of weeks ago Qatar Airways' CEO talked about the "crap service" at US airlines from "grandmas," which really doesn't help his case much in the battle between the US carriers and Gulf carriers. He ended up issuing a non-apology apology, which…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 6:42pm -
  • United 777-200 Business Class (W/Awesome “Grandmas”) In 10 Pictures
    Earlier this week I flew United's 777-200 business class from Frankfurt to Houston. While I'll have a full trip report soon, I figured I'd report back with my initial thoughts. As a reminder, I've reviewed United's 777-300ER business class, which fea…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 5:33pm -
  • Is This The Right Time To Sign-Up For The Chase Sapphire Preferred?
    Reader Anthony asked the following question in the Ask Lucky forum:"Is now a good time to sign up for the CSP? Truthfully I really want the CSR but right now they're both offering 50,000 points as a sign up bonus and I think that the CSR could poten…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 4:24pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newSt. Pancras Renaissance Junior Suite. Wow!
    I recently stayed with my wife and son at the St. Pancras Renaissance London in a gorgeous Junior Suite.  Suites are located in the elegant Chambers wing of the hotel, which is a huge step up from the modern Barlow wing.  And, all Chambers wing roo…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newCiti Prestige 75K link live
    As reported by Doctor of Credit and The Points Guy, the Citi Prestige 75K offer is now live. The Deal 75,000 bonus ThankYou points after spending $7,500 in purchases within 3 months of account opening Key Details $450 annual fee is not waived $50…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 10:43pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: Month-end offers are coming, get ready now
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. As the end-of-month is coming up not this week but next Monday, we only find one deal ending this week. Still, it may be wise t…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 10:36am -
  • A sweet spot and what to do with those Citi points
    Welcome to this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, where we recap some of the stories that caught our eye around the net. Enjoy! Get SPG Points on Broadway Shows While I can agree with Jon at No Mas Coach that earning Starpoints o…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 5:30am -
  • Like sands through the hourglass: the final countdown
    The clock is ticking: are you counting down the hours until Prestige benefits disappear, or are you counting down the time until you can take down the new 75K signup bonus? July 23rd looms in the not-so-distant future. If you’re looking to book a f…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 10:38am -
  • Get Amex Offers on Blue Business Plus
    Yesterday, we published a quick deal about how even more merchants have been added to the list of places where you can earn 2X Membership Rewards through the end of this year. That promotion is really an extra 1X on top of your everyday earnings (me…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • The awesome St. Pancras Renaissance Chambers Club
    St Pancras is a gorgeous London building that hosts a hotel (St. Pancras Renaissance, which is a Marriott property), residences, and a major train station (this is the home of the Eurostar, for example).  The hotel consists of two separate wings: th…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 10:39am -
  • More Amex 2X Merchants
    American Express has added merchants to the list of places where you can earn 2X Membership Rewards from now through December 31, 2017. You need to register your card for each merchant in order to earn 2X. The Deal Register for 2X Membership Reward…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 8:44pm -
  • Borrowing Hyatt top tier status: Experimenting with two approaches
    My wife, son, and I recently returned from a four night stay at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht hotel.  It was great.  It’s a great hotel in a fantastic location.  We had to book two rooms for our stay.  Regular rooms only accommodate two peo…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:39am -
  • Is the end near for manufacturing Delta Diamond status?
    For a number of years now, I’ve been using Delta credit cards to manufacture elite status for my wife and me.  I used to to get my wife to top tier Diamond status while I was satisfied with near-top-tier Platinum status. In recent years, though, D…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 10:39am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

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

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newShare Your American Express Referrals
    Do you have an American Express credit card? If you do, are you aware that you may have the ability to share referral links with others that will earn you tons of bonus points? Checking For Referrals Signing in here will take you to a landing page t…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card
    The American Express Platinum personal and business cards come with annual fees of $550 and $450 respectively. But they also come with a litany of valuable benefits that make up for the annual fee, at least for the first year. Unfortunately many of…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • How & When to Fly Thai 1st Class, MileagePlus Sweetspot Devaluing in 3 Months
    It only costs 40,000 United miles to fly Thai Airways First Class between South Asia and Australia/New Zealand. A flight between Bangkok and Sydney is nine hours long. 40k is an incredible price for the travel time and quality of the product. Sadly o…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 12:59pm -
  • Largest Hotel Point to Aeroplan Transfer Bonus Ever
    Through August 21 (11:59 EDT), 2017, Aeroplan is offering the biggest bonus on record at the moment for transferring hotel points to Aeroplan miles. It’s also not a tiered bonus like the others in the past have been. Transferring any amount will ea…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • New 50k Bonus for Citi ThankYou Premier Card
    The Citi ThankYou Premier Card is now offering 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. For the majority of 2016 the ThankYou Premier had no sign up bonus whatsoever, then Citi came back…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 9:27pm -
  • JetBlue Status Match & Status Challenge
    Do you have status with Virgin America, Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, or United? JetBlue wants to show you what you’re missing. Register here by August 14,2017 and JetBlue will match your status with their Mosaic Status through the rest of 2…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 12:58pm -
  • BlaBlaCar: A Review & How-To
    Yesterday I took a BlaBlaCar from Valencia to Madrid. It was by the far the cheapest option to travel between the two cities, and for me was a pleasant experience that I plan on repeating between other cities within reasonable driving distance. What…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 12:50am -
  • 40% Avios Transfer Bonus Means 24k Membership Rewards to Madrid in Business Class
    Last week we saw the transfer rate between American Express Membership Rewards and British Airways and Iberia Avios improve from 250:200 to 250:250 In what I find a surprising and awesome twist of events, you’ll also get a 40% bonus when you transf…
    - 6 days ago Jul 18, 2017, 7:08am -
  • Citi Prestige’s New 75k Bonus + Other Changes
    This coming Sunday, July 23, the Citi Prestige Card will lose some benefits and gain some new ones. This is the current offer, as of today: Sign Up Bonus: 50,000 ThankYou Points after $4,000 in spending within 3 months of opening card Category Bonuse…
    - 6 days ago Jul 17, 2017, 11:51pm -
  • $362+ Roundtrips to Hawaii from the West Coast All Year
    I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is design…
    - 8 days ago Jul 16, 2017, 11:22pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newMan Claims Ryanair Booted Him Because of Tattoo
    A 33-year-old grandfather is claiming Ryanair kicked him off a flight Monday because of his facial tattoo. The man, Davi Stretton-Mellor, said he confronted the passengers sitting directly behind because they were kicking his seat(s) before takeoff;…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newFrequent Firings Make Southwest Airlines’ Culture “Intolerable and Cancerous”
    Union president claims Southwest Airlines culture is “intolerable and cancerous” due to frequent firings The president and leadership of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), representing the ground and operations workers of Southwest Air…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • newMuslim Flyer Seeks Apology After Being Profiled for Reading Syrian Book
    Thomson Airways passenger and UK citizen, Faizah Shaheen says she was reported to counter-terrorism authorities by the crew for nothing more than reading a book on Syrian artists. Part of Faizah Shaheen’s job as a mental health worker in Britain is…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Ryanair Boss: Stop Complaining About Not Being Able to Sit Together
    Speaking to the RTE earlier this week, Michael O’Leary was outspoken in his defense of the carrier’s seat reservation policy. As customer uproar over Ryanair’s seating policy continues, Michael O’Leary, the boss of the low-cost carrier, has t…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 9:44pm -
  • Woman Waiting Weeks for Airline to Return Her Luggage
    According to reports, Air Canada is taking weeks to get one Canadian woman’s luggage back to her. Upon landing in Toronto on July 5, 27-year-old Emanuela Orsini filed a delayed baggage claim when she couldn’t find her belongings. Two weeks later,…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 8:57pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: United Passenger Arrested for Killing a Walker
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Honorab…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • This Man Made an Important T-Shirt After Delta Lost His Wedding Suit
    You may not be getting married, but you have to admit that his creative choice is both impressive and deeply relatable. The airline’s response to the alleged accusation, however, places blame on Air Berlin – the carrier Delta placed them on after…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 10:00am -
  • UA Calls Frontier’s Expansion “Great News”… That The Airline Is Failing
    United Airlines President Scott Kirby used the company’s quarterly earnings call to tell investors why Frontier’s aggressive expansion in hotly contested markets is actually good news. United Airlines President Scott Kirby doesn’t seem too worr…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Everyone’s Baggage Gets Left Behind on Ryanair Flight, Passengers Furious
    The budget carrier says that a fault at BHX resulted in several planes departing without travelers’ checked luggage. Travelers on a Ryanair flight from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Malta were left angry and bereft after a problem with a conveyor bel…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 10:00am -
  • A New Version of the Laptop Ban Is Coming to Mexico
    The laptop ban may have ended in the Middle East, but it has moved to Mexico—in a way. According to Mexico’s Transportation Department, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued stricter regulations for electronics on flights between th…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 11:30pm -

Travel is Free

  • Our Self-Drive Safari in Kenya
    Upon seeing a $211 mistake fare for a roundtrip to Keny […]The post Our Self-Drive Safari in Kenya appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 18 days ago Jul 6, 2017, 1:02am -
  • Video: Stranded In Nowhere, Kenya
    I just wanted to share here a video we recently posted […]The post Video: Stranded In Nowhere, Kenya appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 19 days ago Jul 5, 2017, 7:37pm -
  • Best Use Of JetAirways JP Miles & JetPrivilege Award Chart
    In the past I’ve tried to explore other programs. […]The post Best Use Of JetAirways JP Miles & JetPrivilege Award Chart appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 35 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 8:23pm -
  • A Hawaiian Airlines Card /w 50,000 Miles Link
    A while ago I saw on FrequentMiler that you could find […]The post A Hawaiian Airlines Card /w 50,000 Miles Link appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 36 days ago Jun 18, 2017, 5:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newTargeted: Earn Bonus Points or Cash Back for Adding Authorized Users to These Cards
    Via Reddit, American Express is offering a big bonus to targeted cardholders for adding authorized users to their accounts.  You could earn up to 20,000 Membership Rewards points or $100 cash back after your new authorized users meet a minimum spe…
    - 40 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:07am -
  • new6 Reasons Why Hyatt Is My Favorite Chase Hotel Transfer Partner!
    You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points directly to 4 hotel partners – Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton. Emily and I prefer to use our favorite flexible points for free hotel stays at Hyatt hotels.  Because Hyatt points go further t…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 8:31am -
  • newNow Earn 75,000 Points With Citi Prestige Card!
    The highest-ever sign-up bonus on the Citi Prestige card has arrived! You’ll now earn 75,000 Citi ThankYou points with the Citi Prestige card when you spend $7,500 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. That’s worth over…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 10:51pm -
  • newForgot When You Closed a Credit Card? Here’s How to Quickly Find the Date!
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Steve, commented: What’s the easiest way to find out when you closed a credit card? There are 2 ways to get this information.  You can call the bank or check your credit report. Finding the date you closed a credit c…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newWhat to Know About Southwest’s Policy for Points Expiration
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, emailed: I checked my Southwest account and noticed my last activity was January 19, 2017.  I saw the terms & conditions say Southwest doesn’t consider redeeming points as qualifying activity to keep your account…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Success! Reader Scott’s Points Helped Him Visit One of the Most Remote Places on Earth!

    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 8:31am -
  • Choose the Sign-Up Bonus That’s Right for You!
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Michael, commented: Unless you plan to stay at a Starwood or Marriott hotel, I don’t think the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is that valuable.  Yes, you earn flexible Starwood points.…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Blog Giveaway: 15,000 IHG Points!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to all our readers for your continued support!  To show our gratitude, Emily and I are giving away 15,000 IHG points! I’ll show you how to enter! Chase has increased the sign-up bonus…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 8:30am -
  • 28,000 Club Carlson Points Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in our 28,000 Club Carlson points giveaway! Find out who won! Congratulations to Ben, who won by tweeting his favorite post! Emily will be in touch on how to…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 7:30am -
  • Earn Up to 3,000 United Airlines Miles for Back to School Shopping
    Planning on doing some back to school shopping? Via Miles to Memories, you can earn up to 3,000 bonus United Airlines miles for qualifying purchases through their back to school shopping portal promotion. The deal is good through August 18, 2017.  A…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 3:38pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Find a Cheap Hotel Room: Sites to Use and Sites to Avoid
    As much as I love staying in hostels, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel. They are clean and quiet and feature comfy beds, strong showers, and lots of soap I can take for later. The downside is they are expensive. Wondering…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Learning to Live like a Local in France
    Last month, I traveled through France again but this time with a theme: I'd explore it only using the sharing economy. I wanted to see if you could rely exclusively on the sharing economy websites for activities, transportation, and accommodation. I…
    - 14 days ago Jul 10, 2017, 3:39pm -
  • The Science of Adventure: Why Some People Are Better at Escaping Their Comfort Zone
    Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist. His book, The 2 AM Principle, highlights how and why certain people are more prone to having adventures when they travel. In this interview, Jon shows how any traveler can break out of their comfort zone and have E…
    - 18 days ago Jul 6, 2017, 12:47pm -
  • Experiential Travel: Just Another Way for People to Take Your Money
    "Experiential travel" is the new booming buzzword in the industry...but what does it mean? Are we witnessing a worthwhile new trend that is taking travel to new heights, or, is "experiential travel" just another way for the industry to milk a few ex…
    - 28 days ago Jun 26, 2017, 1:08pm -
  • UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights
    This week, I have two important announcements to make. First, I've updated and expanded my Travel Hacking guidebook. It will show you how you can start earning free flights today with minimal effort! Second, I will be hosting travel meet-ups across t…
    - 32 days ago Jun 22, 2017, 2:07pm -
  • 30+ Essential Resources for the Modern LGBT Traveler
    In this month's LGBT column, Adam from Travels of Adam shares the most essential travel websites and apps for the modern LGBT traveler. As the world becomes more open and accessible to the LGBT community, these websites and apps will help make planni…
    - 35 days ago Jun 19, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • 7 Common Myths About Traveling Africa – And Why They Are Wrong
    In this guest post, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse breaks down the seven most common myths about traveling around Africa. Relying on her years of experience on the continent, Kristin proves that Africa is not just a beautiful destination but on…
    - 39 days ago Jun 15, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • The End of Goals: Thoughts on Turning 36
    I’ve finally decided to give up on bucket lists. As much as I love planning, life keeps throwing too many other exciting and interesting opportunities my way. Does that mean I’ll stop planning? Nope! But it does mean I’ve learned to let go of s…
    - 42 days ago Jun 12, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • How to Travel Around Namibia on a Budget
    In this guest post, Natasha and Cameron from The World Pursuit share their tips and tricks for traveling around Namibia on a budget. Whether you are considering a guided tour, renting a car, or even hitchhiking, this post will help you plan your visi…
    - 46 days ago Jun 8, 2017, 3:38pm -
  • How Amanda Educates Her Kids From the Road
    In this reader interview, Amanda shares her ultimate tips and tricks for long-term family travel. Amanda shows that it’s possible to not only educate your children on the road, but to do so on a budget. If you've ever considered taking your family…
    - 53 days ago Jun 1, 2017, 1:54pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newMonday Triple
    Don’t delete Amex emails if you have a Business Platinum card. A bunch of readers are seeing a very nice offer (40,000 to 50,000 points) for a little spending. Others with Gold cards are seeing good offers for adding users. Basically, if you see an…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 7:57am -
  • United Club Passes
    Thanks to the great response to a recent post, I’m ready to start this year’s giveaways. I’ll space them out (for no real reason other than it worked well last year). First up? 17 United lounge passes – two expire in November and the rest hav…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 8:01am -
  • SPG Resort Discount
    If you’re a hotel snob with a pile of Starwood points, this one is for you. Use fewer points at some of the best SPG properties in the world (Maldives, Bora Bora, etc.). You do still get the 5th night free, by the way. It’s a solid deal for those…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 7:26am -
  • LifeMiles Transfer Bonus
    It appears this is the week for transfers. This deal isn’t going to be for everyone, but Avianca LifeMiles has a 100% bonus when you transfer miles through July 25th. Obviously you’ll need some of these miles already with a recipient in mind. Pro…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 7:59am -
  • Another Transfer Bonus
    Here’s a 35% bonus for transferring hotel points to Aeroplan. I can’t remember ever seeing it above 30% before. I’d say the best options worth looking at here are Starwood and Marriott. If you have a pile of either, don’t forget about the tra…
    - 6 days ago Jul 18, 2017, 8:33am -
  • Catching Up
    A few good deals after my weekend slumber… I liked the new 1-to-1 ratio from Amex to British Airways on Friday. Well, I like it a hell of lot more now that it shows an 40% bonus. If you have any airline status (or a Southwest Companion Pass), try t…
    - 7 days ago Jul 17, 2017, 7:45am -
  • End Of Week Stuff
    The transfer rate from Amex to British Airways is back where it should be – 1 point to 1 point. Wait, is this what it’s like to talk about a non-devaluation? What an unusual sensation… Here’s a new 50,000-point link for the Citi Thank You Pr…
    - 10 days ago Jul 14, 2017, 8:17am -
  • Flexperks Change
    Some of you guys have gone nuts for Flexperks points in the last couple of years. I feel the same way. This currency has been a great backup for “regular” miles that KEEP. GETTING. LESS. VALUABLE. Anyway, a few of you felt the chart would cha…
    - 11 days ago Jul 13, 2017, 7:38am -
  • Sales For Today
    If I were grading it, this Southwest sale would get a solid B. This one here (from Alaska and Virgin America) gets a thumbs up. Using fewer SkyDongs for domestic flights is always nice. Congratulations, Delta – 2 dongs up.  
    - 12 days ago Jul 12, 2017, 8:10am -
  • Giveaway
    Last year around this time, I wrote a post to see if there was any interest in contributing to a contest for readers. The response was INCREDIBLE and it led to multiple giveaways (American Airlines gift cards, United lounge passes, National free ren…
    - 13 days ago Jul 11, 2017, 8:34am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newNew Amex EveryDay Credit Card Review: 10,000 Membership Rewards Points
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from Am…
    - 9 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 3:00am -
  • newGroupon Promotion: $10 Off First Purchase
    Do you like to save money? Groupon is giving you a $10 off your first purchase when you spend at least $25 on your first purchase. Have the fun of going out while saving money. Groupon is a middle man, that promotes local businesses by giving disco…
    - 11 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 1:00am -
  • newEvergreen Bank Group CD Account Review: 0.35% to 1.30% APY CD Rates (IL, NV)
    For those of you who are interested in making a higher APY rate, Evergreen Bank Group is offering CDs with up to a 1.30% APY CD Rates. Available to residents of the Chicago Metropolitan area. They are currently headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.…
    - 12 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 12:00am -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for July 23, 2017
    With new airlines emerging and evolving, competition is fierce. In a perfect competition type of business, these airlines must keep their prices as low as possible to compete for your business and maintain their operations. With that being said, know…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 10:59pm -
  • newTop Ten Freebies for July 23, 2017
    With all the saving and money making opportunities on our site, here’s a segment of our site that will not cost you a dime. Updated daily, we bring to you the newest FREE samples, freebies, coupons, deals, and offers that you can take full advantag…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 9:56pm -
  • newStaples Gift Cards Promotion: 15% Off iTunes Gift Cards
    Valid online only, Staples (Store Locator) is offering you 15% off an iTunes Gift Card! With this offer, you will be able to purchase a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85. There is a limited amount supply of these so make sure to pick these gift cards…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 9:28pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for July 23, 2017
    We all have needs and wants, but why pay full price for it? Here at HustlerMoneyBlog (hence hustler), we are here to help you stretch your dollar and get the most bang for your buck. Each day, we will compile a list of ten of the hottest deals rangin…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 9:20pm -
  • newNorthern Colorado Credit Union Referral Promotion: $25 Bonus (CO)
    Northern Colorado Credit Union is offering you a $25 bonus when you tell your friends and family to become a member at Northern Colorado Credit Union by August 18, 2017. To earn the bonus, all you have to do is have them open a qualifying account and…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • newAsus TP501UQ-UH71T VivoBook Flip 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop via Amazon: $699.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new Asus TP501UQ-UH71T VivoBook Flip 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop for only $699.99 + free shipping! By carefully trimming every last gram, we’ve made the 15.6-inch VivoBook Flip TP501 weigh a super-light 2.2kg, wi…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 8:18pm -
  • newWild Planet Sustainable Seas Tuna Class Action Lawsuit
    To any U.S Resident who between Nov. 5, 2011 and May 12, 2017 purchased a can of tuna under the name of the Wild Planet or Sustainable Seas brands, you may be eligible for a potential award from the Wild Planet Sustainable Seas Tuna Class Action Law…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 6:30pm -

Travel Codex

  • newPreparing for US Bank FlexPerks Changes Next Year
    There had been some rumors about changes coming to the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card, but they’ve now been confirmed. Below are the pertinent changes: Beginning December 31, 2017, FlexPoints will be worth 1.5 cents per point for all airline…
    - 42 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Targeted 50,000-Point Bonus for Existing Amex Business Platinum Cardholders
    If you currently hold an American Express Business Platinum Card, you might want to check your e-mail.  Several people, including myself, received the following offer: Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 and an extra 10,000…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Reader Poll: Should I Bid to Upgrade on My Singapore Airlines Flight?
    Last year, Singapore Airlines introduced a new concept that allows customers to bid on upgrades. This is something that is more common among Asian carriers, at least to my knowledge, but I haven’t heard of too many people who have experienced this…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Sun, Fun, Sand, and Seafood on the Redneck Riviera
    If you’ve been following our vacation journey so far, you’ll recognize our final destination as Gulf Shores, Alabama.  An area affectionately known as the Redneck Riviera.  So why choose the Redneck Riviera, when there’s much closer beaches i…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 5:00pm -
  • 40% Membership Rewards Bonus on Transfers to Avios
    American Express is offering a temporary 40% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to British Airways and Iberia. The Membership Rewards bonus of 40% is good through September 17, 2017. American Express does not limit the number of miles that can be…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Review: British Airways First Lounge Heathrow T5
    One of my favorite benefits of Oneworld Emerald status is access to first class lounges when traveling internationally. These lounges aren’t always all that great, and due to potentially a lot of travelers with access, can be crowded. Still, I hav…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Primeclass Business Lounge, Riga International Airport (RIX)
    Priority Pass is fantastic for international travel, as it permits you to use lounges in smaller airports like Riga. The Primeclass Business lounge, much like the lounge in IDW Esperanza Resort Lounge in Vilnius, was a nice, comfortable place to rel…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 11:00am -
  • JetBlue’s Low-Cost Mint Service Coming to Seattle and Las Vegas
    I just wrote last week about a new discount on Mint, JetBlue’s low-cost business class cabin. Now it’s even easier to fly Mint with routes to new destinations in Seattle and Las Vegas (HT to One Mile at a Time). Somehow I didn’t notice this des…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 3:00pm -
  • Cathay Pacific Sale! Fly to China starting at $574 Roundtrip
    Cathay Pacific is having a sale to China and it’s pretty good. From now until July 31, 2017, you can book roundtrip airfare from the United States to several cities in China for as low as $574, inclusive of all taxes and fees. That’s a pretty goo…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Three Days in Riga, Latvia
    After flying airBaltic from Vilnius to Riga, we arrived on a somewhat rainy day in Latvia. One of the first things that I noticed was that Riga is a much more commercially-developed city over Vilnius, which is more agrarian and a little less, “dens…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 11:00am -

Maximizing Money

  • TCF Bank $250 Free Checking Account Bonus – Targeted (MN, MI, IL, WI, CO, and SD)
    TCF Bank is currently mailing out flyers for a $250 bonus when you open a TCF Free Checking account in-branch and EITHER receive direct deposits totaling $500 or more OR make at least $250 in debit card purchases within 60 days of account opening, va…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 2:09pm -
  • CIT Bank $100 Bonus with 1.30% APY High Yield Savings Account – Nationwide
    CIT Bank will give you a cash bonus of $100 and an interest rate of 1.30% APY when you open and fund a Premier High Yield Savings Account with a minimum of $15,000 by September 8, 2017, and maintain a qualifying balance for 3 monthly statement cycles…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:44pm -
  • Barclaycard Arrival Credit Card $500 Travel Statement Credit
    Apply for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® to earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 90 days, which is redeemable for a $500 travel statement credit, plus the $89 annual fee is waived for t…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:39pm -
  • Minibar Liquor Delivery $10 Free Credit and $10 Referral Rewards
    The Minibar app and website delivers wine, spirits, and beer from local stores directly to your door in under an hour with free delivery and no markups.Plus, when you sign up for Minibar Delivery and enter the Promotional Code TRY5 during checkout,…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:30pm -
  • National Chicken Wing Day – Free Wing Deals and Discounts
    National Chicken Wing Day is Saturday, July 29, 2017, and you can get free chicken wings or discounted wings at a variety of different restaurants to help you celebrate.Check out our round-up of National Chicken Wing Day freebies and deals to enjoy…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:26pm -
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea Peetnik Rewards App Free Beverage Offer
    Peet’s Coffee & Tea is offering new Peetnik Rewards members a free beverage after your first check-in with the new Peetnik Rewards App, or existing members can get a free beverage just for upgrading the app.Plus, you can earn 1 point for every che…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 9:31pm -
  • TopCashback Freebies – Free Mesh Beach Bag from Target
    New TopCashback members can get a Free Mesh Beach Bag when you purchase the beach bag for $9.99 at Target and get $10.69 in cash back from TopCashback, valid through July 23, 2017.New TopCashback members can get a Free 2-Pack of Simple Cleansing Fac…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 9:35am -
  • dineLA Restaurant Week $5 American Express Card Statement Credit Promotion
    Try new restaurants during dineLA Restaurant Week and earn a $5 statement credit each time you dine when you connect your American Express card, valid between July 14th and July 28, 2017.Register your AMEX card for this dineLA Restaurant Week $5 Ame…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 9:16am -
  • NYC Restaurant Week $5 Statement Credit Bonus with American Express Card
    Dine out during NYC Restaurant Week and get a $5 statement credit bonus each time that you use your American Express card to spend $35 or more in a single transaction up to 4 times, valid from July 24th to August 18, 2017.Register for your $5 AMEX B…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 9:05am -
  • Wealthsimple Autopilot Investing $15,000 Managed Free via Referral Program – New $75 Sign-Up Bonus
    Wealthsimple puts your investing on autopilot with a fully-automated, personalized, and low-cost portfolio that will put your money to work for you and help you reach your financial goals.All new Wealthsimple clients start with $5,000 of assets mana…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 6:35pm -

Boarding Area

  • newAmazon Echo is Down to its Lowest Price Ever!
    Today Only, Amazon is offering their Echo at $129.99. This is $50 off the normal price and the same price they had during Amazon Prime Day. BUT… If you purchase two of them, you can get an additional $100 off, so that means $80 each! Just use coupo…
    - 27 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:20am -
  • newTSA Bans Comic Books in Checked Luggage for Comic-Con
    San Diego Comic-Con has become so much more than just a comic book convention. But comic books remain the heart and soul of Comic-Con. In addition to attendees being there to buy comic books, vendors flock to Comic-Con to sell their comic books as we…
    - 42 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newPreparing for US Bank FlexPerks Changes Next Year
    There had been some rumors about changes coming to the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card, but they’ve now been confirmed. Below are the pertinent changes: Beginning December 31, 2017, FlexPoints will be worth 1.5 cents per point for all airline…
    - 42 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:05am -
  • newQuicktip: 500 extra Avios on your each Novotel or Mercure stay until September
    Novotel and Mercure have a nice little promotion which runs until the end of September. You can earn bonus Avios for each stay, which is awarded in addition to the normal Accor points you would receive.The post Quicktip: 500 extra Avios on your each…
    - 44 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:03am -
  • newSunday Hangover No. 44
    Sunday Hangover – Woche 49 Eine Woche zwischen Ritz-Carlton und Rennbah oder „die schönste Woche in Deutschland ist Sommer“, denn auf nichts bleibt weniger Verlass, als auf das Wetter. So fiel der Auftakt zur Bachelor—Party meines langjähri…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:41am -
  • new[Targeted] 20,000 points (or more) for adding authorized users to American Express cards
    We’re always on the lookout for ways to earn more points, and right now, it’s possible to earn up to 46,000 Membership Rewards points and $100 by adding an Authorized Users!
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:41am -
  • newSt. Pancras Renaissance Junior Suite. Wow!
    I recently stayed with my wife and son at the St. Pancras Renaissance London in a gorgeous Junior Suite.  Suites are located in the elegant Chambers wing of the hotel, which is a huge step up from the modern Barlow wing.  And, all Chambers wing roo…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:39am -
  • newReview: W Dubai Al Habtoor City – Suite
    Review einer Suite des brandneuen W Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City. Echt wie in einem Raumschiff ...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:19am -
  • newDon’t Use Your Bare Feet To Open Someone Else’s Window Shade On A Plane
    Today's news of the weird finds us staring at two bare feet. On armrests. On a plane. This poor girl.The post Don’t Use Your Bare Feet To Open Someone Else’s Window Shade On A Plane appeared first on Pizza In Motion.
    - 2 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:07am -
  • newБизнес-класс SkyTeam в Мехико: от 1263 €
    Хит: из Мадрида в Мехико бизнес-классом Skyteam за 1263 €! Торопитесь!!!
    - 2 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 9:54am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • United Back To School Promo
    It’s not big, but it will get you a few miles. Shop through United and earn up to 3,000 miles. Back to School, Or Whatever… If you happen to like United miles and would be buying something online through their shopping mall, anyway, this deal may…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 8:06pm -
  • WOW! Get Paid To Fly?
    And an amusing story for the end of the week. Ultra-low cost carrier WOW Air* seems to be in the mood to make some noise. According to CEO Skuli Mogensen, the carrier is considering pushing its way to profitability by offering passengers payment to…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • Possible Double/Triple Points At Holiday Inn Express. But Mind The Conditions…
    I’ve never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express (HIX), but their commercials tell me that doing so will make me smarter. Well, in that case… Double Or Triple Points at Holiday Inn Express This looks like a targeted promotion*, but they let me sign up,…
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 10:06pm -
  • Point Expiration: Your Annual Checkup
    Rule #1 when playing the mileage game is to sign up for every free program that you can. It doesn’t matter if you think that you will never use the company’s product/services again. If it’s free, there is simply no downside. Rule #1a is organiz…
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 8:07pm -
  • Things To Do In Denver When You’re With Kids
    Several years ago, I visited Denver for a work trip. What I remembered most about the city was how friendly and laid-back everyone was. I suppose that, at that altitude, it could have been oxygen deprivation, but I returned there this summer just to…
    - 6 days ago Jul 18, 2017, 10:02pm -
  • eMiles Ups Its Game With New Site
    I’m a big fan of doing surveys to earn extra points. You won’t earn a ton of miles overnight, but the surveys are generally quick, and it never hurts to pick up a few hundred points here and there. They’re gimmes. I do mine while watching TV. e…
    - 7 days ago Jul 17, 2017, 8:07pm -
  • A New Cause Of Flight Cancellations: Global Warming
    Oh, good. As if the airports and environment didn’t have enough working against them, here’s one more issue: Global warming could lead to more flight cancellations. Short version: The hotter it is outside, the less lift a plane can generate, mean…
    - 8 days ago Jul 16, 2017, 4:56pm -
  • JetBlue Introduces Its Mosaic Challenge
    Few airlines make their elite status as easy to achieve as JetBlue. You can make it through flying on the airline or spending enough on the fantastic JetBlue credit card. But what really helps you get the good stuff is the frequent promotions that th…
    - 10 days ago Jul 14, 2017, 6:33pm -
  • Airfares Continue To Rise Into Summer
    Airlines continue to show strength through the summer, as every major airline in the US seems to have generated positive RASM for the second quarter and looks strong into the third quarter. Airlines Gone Wild It’s happening again. After the down ye…
    - 11 days ago Jul 13, 2017, 2:01pm -
  • Why JetBlue May Be The Best Airline For Families
    Airlines want you to view miles as a fungible currency. According to them, you should be able to use them for whatever you want, whenever you want, like money (as long as that whatever/whenever is travel-related). But when I go to a store, there’s…
    - 12 days ago Jul 12, 2017, 4:37pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 25 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:22am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 8:32am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 4 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 8:06am -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 7:19am -
  • newAny news about Premium Membership P3?
    Any news about Premium Membership P3 (2014)? Is there an approximate lauch time? Thanks!
    - 12 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:53pm -
  • newThe Official InsideFlyer Kiva Lounge Thread
    Canucklehead just suggested this. It is too good not to have one so we have someplace to be generally OT among team members and vistors.Talk away!!!I will make $25 loans for the first ten posters on this thread today.
    - 14 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 9:49pm -
  • newOfficial Master Thread: SMD8
    MegaDo returns to Europe! Star Alliance MegaDo 8 will take us through Vienna, Brussels, and Palma de Mallorca on a private Brussels Airlines A320 charter flight.Highlights will include:A day with Austrian Airlines in Vienna. Meet the brand, the peop…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 6:10pm -
  • America saying no no no to airabomination/UAL Plummets/even Congress can't hide anymore
    United lost10% this week (and dissembled as to why/how) as Americans do what they can to avoid the cartel on international routes where they have choice. Domestically, Congress may be running out of patience with an industry that shames the nation…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 4:45am -
  • Brazilians complain of ‘mistreatment’ at Dublin airport
    Brazilians complain of ‘mistreatment’ at Dublin airportAndré Baker Méio, the Brazilian embassy’s charge d’affaires, told The Irish Times the number of Brazilians refused entry to Ireland has increased from 258 in 2014 to 312 in 2015 and 4…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 7:51pm -
  • Gov't Exhibit 1 USA vs Airpricefixers: phl-ord $255 rt UAAL every seat every day every month
    Been a year now, and UnitedAmericaAirline has fixed the Phl-Ord fare at this exact price which is incredibly brazen price fixing done in broad daylight. But one of thousands of examples of the billion dollar rip off that mergers has spawned. ONE COL…
    - 2 days ago Jul 22, 2017, 7:14pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newTermination of massage service at HND and NRT lounges from Oct 1 2017
    https://www.jal.co.jp/en/info/inter/170721.html Unfortunately JAL has decided to terminate the complimentary massage service provided by therapists at HND and NRT lounges from Oct 1 2017. Instead, JAL plans to increase the number of Inada 3S...
    - 16 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:31am -
  • newExtortionate fee to choose seat
    Check in for my flight tomorrow is finally open but when I go to choose my own seat on the flight map part of check in, it's charging me $37 for it! ​​​​​​Hardly any seats seem to be booked up at the moment (as they would be highlighted…
    - 51 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:56am -
  • newUnable to book seats on codeshare flights
    I just booked an itinerary on aa.com which includes the AY-operated HEL-ORD. Usually, when I want to change seats on such a flight, I call AA customer service and ask for the AY PNR and then change the seat on the website (or call the customer...
    - 56 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:51am -
  • newDo they offer more Economy Tango seats?
    I'm looking for a flight from YYZ to Orlanod this xmas and the Economy seats are all sold out. When I do a mock booking there looks to be 75% empty seats still available on the flight. Do they ever open up more Economy seats?
    - 60 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:47am -
  • newKeeping DM after long leave?
    I was on medical leave for 6 months and did no flying at all. Now I've started back up and will be on my normal pace, but it will be hard to get to DM on miles and/or segments. I'll get there on spending, but the travel part will be hard. I wrote.…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:45am -
  • newFF# on boarding pass but status on other FFP
    I have booked an AA award ticket in QF business class from SYD. This means that my AA# is on the booking. As it turns out, I have achieved BA Gold (Emerald) just recently. Will they allow me in the SYD QF First Class Lounge based om my BA...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:38am -
  • newWhat will be JOON's first routes?
    ---Quote--- Air France presents its new airline, Joon, which will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018. ---End Quote--- Since Europe is short-haul and...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:31am -
  • newMy Friend is Renting a car in Indiana with a Florida Driver license
    ok she never had a Car for past 4 years so she renting a car for 1 day for just to see she get Approved from Budget but her License is a Florida License with Florida Address! so I think she would get into Trouble for Not Having a Indiana License.…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:29am -
  • newMP email: Changes to Awards Program from Nov 1
    Received an email today from UA MP of changes to the flight awards program...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:18am -
  • newDelta Vacations IRROPS cancellation - hotel?
    Hey! I'm looking for some help regarding some IRROPS issues - I was recently booked on a Delta Vacations trip to Nice, from ATL-JFK-NCE. I took the JFK-NCE flight (DL 412) on Saturday night which got diverted back to JFK right as we started to...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 10:00am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Question Thread - July 24, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 41 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - July 24, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 41 mins ago Jul 24, 2017, 11:06am -
  • newPSA: This Game is best played quietly
    My Mom knows that I'm into the points game and she wanted to show me a post on my college's "Parents Facebook page" with over 6000 members. The post stated "Does anyone know if you can pay tuition with (17) money orders?" Oh no was my immediate thoug…
    - 10 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 2:06am -
  • newStarting 7/31 access Citi business on the Citi mobile app.
    Got a flyer in snail mail and one of the updates was that you will be able to log in to your Citi business account with Citi mobile app. submitted by /u/hiima [link] [comments]
    - 10 hours ago Jul 24, 2017, 1:27am -
  • newAmex PRG email - each new AU with $500 spend adds 5K up to 20K
    Received this today in email: When you add Additional Card Members to your Premier Rewards Gold Card, you can share the benefits with those most important to you and earn even more Membership Rewards® points. And, with this special offer, you can ea…
    - 12 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:20pm -
  • newNon-affiliate Citi Prestige 75k link
    /u/doctorofcredit with the link! Direct link: https://citicards.citi.com/usc/LPACA/citi/cards/prestige/external_LTO/index.html Blog post: http://www.doctorofcredit.com/citi-prestige-75000-bonus-thank-points-now-live/amp/ Let this be your moral compas…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 5:39pm -
  • newCiti Prestige 75k bonus is now live
    The Citi Prestige changes became live today (7/23) and you can apply for a 75k bonus after spending 7.5k in 3 months. RIP Admirals club. TPG's citi prestige affiliate link DoC citi prestige blog post Edit: made it more clear to reflect TPG affiliate…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 23, 2017, 12:41pm -
  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of July 23, 2017
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? 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, S…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:06am -
  • Daily Question Thread - July 23, 2017
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - July 23, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Jul 23, 2017, 11:05am -

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Johnny Jet

  • Travel Style: Michele Peterson
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Michele Peterson appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 8:01pm -
  • A 3-Day Tall Ship Cruise in Camden, Maine
    For our 26th anniversary, my husband Cam and I returned to our favorite tall ship: the Mary Day, one of nine in the fleet of Maine...The post A 3-Day Tall Ship Cruise in Camden, Maine appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • How Hard is it to Get the American Express Platinum Card?
    One of the most prestigious travel credit cards you can own is the American Express Platinum. With its tiered purchase rewards, annual travel credits, and fringe...The post How Hard is it to Get the American Express Platinum Card? appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 3:18pm -
  • Take a Second Look When You Go to an Airport Bathroom
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Tom, who shared this story of...The post Take a Second Look When You Go to an Airport Bathroom appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Jul 21, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • New European Airline Joon Targets Millennial Travelers
    Travelers in Europe will soon have a new way to travel in and out of Paris as Air France launches a new airline: Joon. Aimed primarily...The post New European Airline Joon Targets Millennial Travelers appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 8:03pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Big Alaska Savings
    Big Alaska Savings If you’re traveling to Alaska and plan on doing some sightseeing, here’s a great way to save some money: Get the Alaska TourSaver,...The post Travel Tip of the Day: Big Alaska Savings appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 7:11pm -
  • Don’t Ever Do This on a Plane
    Yesterday, a woman tweeted the below scene from her flight. It’s making the rounds (see here and here). Needless to say, don’t ever do what the...The post Don’t Ever Do This on a Plane appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 5:24pm -
  • Customer Always Right at Terroni Restaurant?
    On Saturday, I had lunch with my wife, son and a few friends at Terroni restaurant in downtown Toronto. Terroni is one of my wife’s...The post Customer Always Right at Terroni Restaurant? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Jul 20, 2017, 2:50pm -
  • 21 Reasons to Have the American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card
    The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express is a great option for those who want to earn cash rewards on everyday items. There are...The post 21 Reasons to Have the American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 10:03pm -
  • Ask a Pilot with Spencer: What Does “Heavy” Mean?
    In our Ask a Pilot series, pilot Spencer Marker answers one of your aviation-related questions each week. See past installments here and submit your own...The post Ask a Pilot with Spencer: What Does “Heavy” Mean? appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 5 days ago Jul 19, 2017, 10:00pm -

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