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The Points Guy

  • newWest Africa Travelers Now Required to Enter US Through 5 Airports
    The following is an update of last week’s coverage the CDC’s new Ebola airport screening program. The Department of Homeland Security announced today that starting Wednesday October 22, all travelers coming to the U.S. from West Africa nations …
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:20pm -
  • newChina Airlines’ New Boeing 777-300ERs Look Amazing
    Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines, has recently taken delivery of their new Next Generation 777-300ERs, which feature such high-quality, fashionable interiors that you might just think you’d wandered into, as Yahoo Travel put it, “a…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:40pm -
  • newUnited and Hertz Launch New Partnership with Elite Benefits
    United Airlines and Hertz announced today that they’ll be launching an exclusive partnership beginning November 1, 2014, where United MileagePlus members can receive exclusive perks when renting with Hertz, including the ability to earn compliment…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • newTPG Los Angeles Reader Meet Up and TPG To Go App Launch Winners!
    Last week we announced a very special contest for our Los Angeles readers to attend a reader meet-up, as well as the launch of our new TPG To Go app! The event will be held on Tuesday, October 28th, and in typical TPG fashion, no one will walk away…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 4:19pm -
  • newWhat Are Points & Miles Worth? October Monthly Valuations
    You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 1:59pm -
  • newOverview of Hotel Resort Fees and How to Avoid Them
    As an award travel enthusiast, I’ll be the first to admit that airlines and hotels don’t always make it easy. Changing programs, inconsistent policies, and unexpected fees all add to the challenge of using your points and miles effectively. But…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 12:08pm -
  • Hotel Review: Radisson Martinique, New York – Club Level
    For our recent strategy meeting in New York, the TPG team checked into a variety of hotels around the city. Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz stayed at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway. Here’s her review. Stay tuned for more New York City hotel r…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 7:59pm -
  • My Chicago Seminars Presentation: Maximizing Credit Cards
    This weekend, I had a great time speaking at the Chicago Seminars in Elk Grove, Illinois (about 20 minutes from O’Hare), meeting and greeting tons of other highly engaged (and slightly obsessed) frequent flyer and points hounds including The Fru…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 4:57pm -
  • How To Still Get The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Sign-Up Bonus
    Update: The 70,000 point Ink Plus offer is no longer available online but may still be available in a Chase branch. View the current online offer here.  Chase re-launched a limited-time sign-up offer for the Ink Plus card a few weeks ago, where…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 2:28pm -
  • Domestic Routes with International Business and First Class
    You might not be thrilled about flying domestic business or first class, but some airlines operate aircraft with their international premium cabins on domestic routes, and those seats are up for grabs. I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to t…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 1:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newA Savvy Way to Fly to South Africa on Miles
    The ideal way to travel from North America to South Africa is on Delta’s daily non-stop flights between Atlanta (ATL) and Johannesburg (JNB) and South African Airways’ non-stop/direct flights between New York (JFK) and JNB and Washington-Dulles (…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • newStarting Today: Redeem Marriott Rewards Points at Atlantis Paradise Island
    Earlier this year, it was announced that the different hotel properties that make up Atlantis Paradise Island would be joining the Marriott family under the Autograph Collection brand. Beginning today, you can redeem or earn Marriott Rewards points f…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 9:15pm -
  • newEarn 5,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points for Using Rocketmiles
    A current promotion from Rocketmiles will allow you to earn 5,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points just for booking a hotel stay through the Rocketmiles travel portal. Simply sign up for the promotion here and earn 5,000 bonus miles for your first paid hot…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • newChicago Seminars 2014 Recap
    There’s no joy like the gathering of community. An assembly of mile mavericks taking over a hotel just north of O’Hare airport in Chicago, talking travel, points, rewards and seeing the world at prices we can all afford – it’s like a homecom…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Travel Hack: Airfare Alerts
    You can spend a lot of valuable time frequenting cheap airfare websites, conducting searches on deal finder maps, and scanning the frequent flier bulletin boards in search of the best airfares. Why not set up your own airfare alerts and let the sear…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 11:43pm -
  • Airberlin’s Canceled, Expanded Routes — What This Means For Award Travelers
    According to Airlineroute.net, there’s good news and bad news to report about oneworld member airberlin. The bad news: effective May 4, 2015, airberlin is canceling its Berlin Tegel – Miami route, which currently operates four times a week. Dusse…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • TODAY ONLY: Big Crumbs Offers 2% Cash Back on Amex Gift Cards
    Breaking news if you’re working on meeting a minimum spend, playing the game of many spends, or trying to maximize your rewards: today, October 20th, and today only, The Big Crumbs shopping portal is offering 2% CASH BACK on American Express gift…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 4:40pm -
  • Hint, Hint: Be Bold When Things Seem Slow
    The creative minds of Flyertalk always keep the miles game interesting even when things are slow. I got a tip several days ago that I can’t elaborate on for confidentiality reasons, but reminds me of the old adage: things are not always what they s…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Reader Success Story: “Official” Honeymoon Officially Awesome
    Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • Frugal Guide to Phuket
    The Island of Phuket in Southern Thailand is a popular destination for budget-minded travelers from around the world who are looking for a bargain. Whether it’s hotel accommodations, meals, or activities, it’s all much cheaper than you’d find i…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 14, 11:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newQatar Airways A380 Flights To Bangkok Starting January 5, 2015
    Qatar Airways has quietly updated their schedule to reflect their next A380 destination. Qatar Airways will begin a daily A380 flight between Doha and Bangkok as of January 5, 2015. The flight will operate with the following schedule: QR836 Doha to B…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:45pm -
  • newEtihad Reaches Out To Me Regarding Flight Delay
    As I explained a couple of weeks back, I had an Etihad flight from Seoul Incheon to Abu Dhabi that was delayed by 14 hours due to maintenance. I've had absolutely horrible luck with delays lately. I can hardly remember the last delay I had prior to a…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:09pm -
  • newA380 Addiction: Introduction
    Hi, my name is Ben, and I'm kind of addicted to A380s. Up until Asiana began longhaul service with their A380s in August, I had reviewed A380 first class on every airline that operates the whale jet, including Air France, British Airways, China South…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 7:28pm -
  • newQantas’ New A330 Business Class Product Revealed
    When I heard news this morning that Qantas revealed their new A330 business class product, I was initially confused. In August 2013 I wrote about Qantas' new A330 business class seat design, so I wasn't sure if I was going crazy, if a press release w…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 5:30pm -
  • newBluesmart Unveils World’s First “Smart” Carry-On
    There's no denying that there has been a lack of innovation in the suitcase industry over the past several decades. I'd argue that's largely because there wasn't much of a need for it. ;) Bluesmart disagrees, as they're creating "the world's first sm…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 4:25pm -
  • newInterContinental Berchtesgaden Being Rebranded As Kempinski
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! For me there are certain hotels that "make" a brand. In other words, I largely stay loyal to a hotel brand because of those aspirational properties I daydream about staying at. Back in the day I was Royal Ambassador with…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 3:44pm -
  • newEVA Air’s Two New US Destinations: Houston And Chicago!
    While this has been a reliable rumor for a while, it's finally official. EVA Air will launch 4x weekly flights between Taipei and Houston as of July 1, 2015. They haven't announced the exact schedule yet, though at nearly 8,000 miles one-way, this wi…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 2:51pm -
  • 80% Bonus On Virgin America Elevate Points Tomorrow
    Virgin America's Elevate program is offering an 80% bonus on the purchase of points tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The promotion will last for only eight hours, from 9AM to 5PM EST. They're claiming it's their "Biggest Elevate Points Bonus Ever…
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 14, 12:01am -
  • IHG Into The Nights Promo Being Honored… Mostly
    IHG Rewards Club has one of the most lucrative (and complicated) fall hotel promotions, entitled Into the Nights. It’s valid for stays between September 4 and December 31, 2014, and through the promotion you have to complete various "tasks" in orde…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 9:37pm -
  • Armchair Inventory Management
    I'd like to think that for the most part my blog isn't about drawing conclusions, but rather about starting conversations. For example, earlier I posted about airberlin discontinuing flights between Miami and Berlin. I wasn't saying it was a bad move…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 7:33pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newTop 7 things I dislike about REDbird
    I’ve been writing a lot lately about the great new Target Prepaid REDcard (AKA REDbird).  And, there’s no doubt it’s a great new product.  It gives you an automatic 5% off Target purchases and free shipping via Target.com.  Even better, it c…
    - 15 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • How to find the best credit card for groceries, gas, restaurants, and more
    One great way to increase credit card rewards is to maximize your use of category bonuses.  Many credit cards offer bonus points for shopping in certain locations or with certain types of vendors.  These bonuses are called category bonuses. A list…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • REDbird advanced – Experiment results
    In the past two weeks, since REDbird (AKA the Target Prepaid REDcard) was launched, I’ve experimented to see what it can and can’t do.  Here’s what I found so far… Background REDbird is a prepaid card very similar to Bluebird and Serve. As s…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 14, 1:27pm -
  • The REDbird Life-cycle [Infographic]
    REDbird, the new Target Prepaid REDcard, is a terrific new alternative to Bluebird and Serve.  Like Bluebird and Serve, REDbird is a prepaid reloadable card and is a reasonable fee-free checking account alternative.  In addition to no-fees, it offe…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 14, 6:21pm -
  • REDbird technical issues
    REDbird, the new Target Prepaid REDcard, is awesome.  In addition to offering free shipping and 5% off all Target purchases, it allows free credit card reloads at Target and free bill pay (see “REDcard changes everything”).  So, yes, it is awes…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 14, 3:35pm -
  • My progress towards Citi Prestige 30K and $700
    I’ve written before about my quest to make the most of the impending changes to the Citi Prestige card.  This is Citi’s high-end ($450 per year) ThankYou rewards card, and it’s features are set to change dramatically on October 19th.  I appli…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 10:15am -
  • How to manufacture United elite status
    Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”.  Of course, not all elites are equal.  Most airlines have multiple elite tiers to differentiate their valuable custo…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • How to find REDbird
    REDbird (AKA the Target Prepaid REDcard) is in hot demand, but it is currently available only in select areas.  Why should you care about REDbird?  If you can get over the technical hurdles involved in obtaining a card and registering it, you’ll…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:25pm -
  • How to manufacture Delta elite status
    Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. This is usually handled through elite status.  If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”.  Of course, not all elites are equal.  Most airlines have multiple e…
    - 7 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • Bluebird, Redbird, SoftServe… Which is best?
    With the Arrival of REDcard, American Express now offers four variations of almost the same card: Bluebird, REDcard (AKA Redbird), Serve, and Serve with SoftCard (AKA SoftServe).  Each of these is useful for manufacturing spend.  And, each has its…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 14, 10:25am -

Well Traveled Mile

Million Mile Secrets

View From the Wing

Nomadic Matt

  • 30 Fantastic Photos from Iceland to Inspire Your Next Trip
    Last month, I finally visited Iceland. Iceland wasn’t the impossible budget destination people made it out to be. The locals were warm and welcoming, took me around, and showed me their homes. They were incredibly hospitable and I made a lot of Ice…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 2:52pm -
  • Help Plan My Trip to the Caribbean
    In a few weeks, I’m heading to the Caribbean. I’ve been to a few islands down there (Bahamas, Curacao, Grand Cayman) but have never spent an extended amount of time there so I’m pumped! I’ve always wanted to sail around the region. I’m flyi…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 3:42pm -
  • Why Solo Female Travel is Different
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s not a topic I can cover and since there’s a lot of solo female travelers out there, I felt it w…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • 11 Tips to Help You Visit Expensive Iceland on Budget
    Iceland. The land of sheep, northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try Eyjafjallajökull), and high prices. It’s supposedly one of the least budget-friendly countries in the world – which made visiting even more appealing to me. I…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 14, 2:48pm -
  • Smartphones, Tablets, or Laptops: What’s Best for Travelers?
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters is here giving you great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. Here is his column this month. “Should I bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone?” It’s a question I’m often…
    - 14 days ago 7 Oct 14, 1:57pm -
  • 19 Reader Questions and Answers
    Every day I get asked hundreds of travel questions. My inbox is constantly full, and it takes hours each day to answer them all. I’m not bothered because I enjoy answering people’s travel questions and helping others travel more. However, not eve…
    - 15 days ago 6 Oct 14, 5:13pm -
  • 61 Travel Tips to Make You the World’s Savviest Traveler
    Most people aren’t born savvy travelers. It’s something that only comes with on the road experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of mistakes. Travel savviness is a process born of missed buses, foolish behavior, cultural unawareness, and cou…
    - 19 days ago 2 Oct 14, 2:28pm -
  • Post-Trip Depression: It’s Often Emotionally Harder to Come Home than Go Away
    Before my first trip around the world, I was driving through Boston with my friend Mike. One of the things I was talking about was how different life would be when I returned home. Where would my friends be in life? How would they change? What jobs w…
    - 22 days ago 29 Sep 14, 2:25pm -
  • How to Backpack Europe with a Baby
    Last week, Cameron, our new family budget travel guru, talked about his travels and gave us a preview of his upcoming columns. Continuing the family travel topic, I thought it would be great to share our next reader interview on family travel. We hav…
    - 30 days ago 22 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • We Didn’t Listen to Those Who Said Travel Wasn’t Possible
    Last month, I announced I’d be featuring monthly columnists on this website. I’ve introduced two so far, and now it’s time to introduce our final one! On the third Friday of every month, Cameron Wears from The Traveling Canucks will be here giv…
    - 33 days ago 19 Sep 14, 1:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • New Next Generation NEXUS Kiosks Coming
    As a NEXUS member, I just received an email with some significant updates about the kiosk process when traveling by air between the United States & Canada. “Next Generation” kiosks are being installed to provide “faster, more reliable and more…
    - 19 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories are Live!
    It’s October 1st, the first day of Q4! Let’s get started earning those 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points. Don’t forget to activate your Chase Freedom cards to earn 5 points per dollar spent at the following bonus categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com S…
    - 20 days ago 1 Oct 14, 4:18pm -
  • Newark Airport Family Day 2014
    Finally, I can tell my nephew, who has been asking me about this since the beginning of summer, the great news. Newark Airport Family Day is back for 2014! We took my nephew the past 2 years and he absolutely loved it. Here are the details: October…
    - 22 days ago 30 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Small Business Saturday 2014
    Shop Small One of my favorite days of the year for free money is returning this year to kick off the holiday season. Small Business Saturday (Shop Small) will happen on November 29, 2014. Last year’s event was a bit of a downer due to the reduced s…
    - 23 days ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 – 5x Points at Amazon & Department Stores
    You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the following categories: Amazon.com Zappos.com Select department stores JCPenney Kohl’s Macy’s Nordstrom Sears You can see the list of a…
    - 35 days ago 17 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • After 3+ Years, Amazon Payments Will Come to an End
    Big news hit the manufactured spend circles this week. After more than 3 years of very easy manufactured spend, Amazon Payments will be ending its person to person payment options on October 13, 2014. You can find the new terms on Amazon’s help pag…
    - 40 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Credit Karma Now Provides Full Credit Report For Free
    I use Credit Karma for loosely monitoring my TransUnion-based credit score. It’s a free service and it will update your score once a week when you log in. Recently, they have added your full credit report to the list of features. This is a great…
    - 83 days ago 30 Jul 14, 6:36pm -
  • My Biggest Mile Manufacturer – TD Go
    During a time where Joann & I have more miles & points than we do vacation days, I’m looking for easier ways to manufacture these points instead of ways to just amass a stockpile of them. Notice my emphasis is on easy.  I’m not a fan of drivi…
    - 91 days ago 23 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Hyatt Updates Mobile App
    I just downloaded an app update for the Hyatt mobile app for Android. I believe the iPhone update for the app has been out for a few week now. From what I’ve noticed, it’s a very useful update. Prior to this update, the app was only great for ch…
    - 8 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Bluebird & Serve Increase Daily Load Limit to $2500
    American Express Bluebird has updated their Membership Agreement. Previously, the daily load limit was $1,000 via loading online with Vanilla Reload cards or loading in person at Walmart with a debit/gift card. As of July 1, the daily load limit will…
    - 6 Jul 14, 11:00am -

Frequent Flier

  • newUp to 5,000 Bonus Marriott Points for Paris Stays
    Planning a Paris trip in the coming months? If so, this offer from Marriott is worth a look. Offer Details Between November 9, 2014, and January 31, 2015, Marriott Rewards members can earn up to 5,000 bonus points for weekend ... Read More
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:51pm -
  • newUnited Goes All in on Hertz
    Today, members of United’s MileagePlus program can earn miles when renting cars with eight rental-car companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Sixt, and Thrifty. Beginning on November 1, that list will be pared to three: Hertz, Doll…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • Earn Up to 10,000 Wyndham Bonus Points
    When it comes to building a winning loyalty program, Wyndham has at least one of the key ingredients: a network of almost 7,000 hotels, all over the world, at a wide range of price points. What Wyndham lacks, however, is ... Read More
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 6:39pm -
  • Win a Dream Cross-Country Road Trip
    Enter the Budget “Road Trip” sweepstakes by November 4, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a $5,000 Budget car-rental credit, plus a $10,000 check. To enter, “Like” the Budget Facebook page, provide the requested contact information o…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 14, 12:08am -
  • Saveur Picks the Best Airline Meals
    Saveur, probably the most credible of the surviving culinary magazines, has just published its 2014 Culinary Travel Awards, including its expert panel’s picks of the best in inflight dining. The inflight meal awards were broken down by class of ser…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • Hilton to Launch New Hotel Brand, Canopy
    Does the world really need another hotel brand? Hilton thinks so, and will begin opening hotels under the Canopy name in 2015. Hilton is promoting Canopy as a “lifestyle brand,” which seems to mean that it aspires to be whatever’s ... Read More
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 6:56pm -
  • The Latest Tourist Attraction: Martial Law
    Thailand is poised to take destination marketing down a heretofore unexplored road with an ad campaign that promotes the supposed lure of visiting a country operating under martial law. Since the democratically elected government was ousted in a May…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 4:44pm -
  • Double Gold Plus Rewards Points for Hertz Rentals
    The rental-car companies’ own loyalty programs tend to be relegated to back-burner status in the mileage-earning endeavors of many travelers. Promotions like this, from Hertz, are reminders that the car companies’ programs can provide solid value…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 6:28pm -
  • Transcon Flights: Who’s the Best of the Best?
    Within the borders of the U.S., the New York – Los Angeles route is widely viewed as the jewel in the crown of commercial aviation. The country’s two largest media markets. Centers of finance and entertainment. Plenty of upscale customers ... Rea…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:16pm -

Travel is Free

  • newThe 3 Awesome United Miles “Hopper” Flights
    Once upon a time, I flew from Guam… Somehow geeking out of extremely complicated but incredibly cheap routes became a thing of mine. Originally I flew the Pacific Hopper for 40,000 United miles in business class. (Now that flight would be more like…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 5:50pm -
  • Who’s Really Sold Out In This Game
    I was going to call this, “a data driven look at whether or not I’ve sold out”, but that was too long. Plus at the Chicago Seminar conference  this weekend I was, what you call “inspired” to write a post naming names about who in this gam…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • How We Did A Year of Hotel Stays at $19/night (Without Credit Cards)
    If you’re a regular here at Travel Is Free, you know that my wife and I are full time travelers. This is basically for no other reasons than; 1) we like to travel, and 2) it’s cheaper for us to live out of hotels than it is to pay rent. This ……
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 14, 3:46pm -
  • Cheapest Miles To Get To Europe
    Earlier I did a Best/Cheapest Frequent Flyer Miles to Use to Hawaii and people seemed to enjoy it. And if there’s something that Americans seem to like better than Hawaii, it’s Europe. So here’s the cheapest frequent flyer miles to get to Euro…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 8:30pm -
  • One Amazing Award with Virgin Elevate Miles
    As you know, I like playing around with programs that aren’t as popular as the main few. Like Singapore, Korean, etc… Well, Virgin Elevate produced a great find, and I’m not sure if it’s a mistake. So I didn’t want to publicize it at first…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 5:55pm -
  • FAQ: How To Find Mistake Fares
    For the most part, finding mistake fares is about being a member of the community. And it’s a question that, no surprise, showed up on my FAQ page. Now there are some more complex ways to find mistake fares (that I shared in the monthly newsletter…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:03pm -
  • Chart of Airline Stopovers (and More)
    Previously I had written a list of airline stopovers, but since then (if you didn’t notice) I’ve gone chart crazy and I’ve written about a few more airlines like Korean. This post will give both a chart of each airline’s stopover rules, and…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:39pm -
  • $0 Trip: The Final Number Breakdown Of Latin America Costs
    The goal was to pay all travel of hotels and airline costs, including fees and taxes. Really the goal is to show what costs are inherent for anyone traveling, and thus anyone can travel for free. $0 Trip to Latin America: Introduction $0 Trip: Boo…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 14, 10:34pm -
  • $0 Trip: Highlights of Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala
    We paid $0 in flights, $0 in hotels, and $0 in hotel/airport transport. We did have to bribe/black-market our way into Costa Rica, we saw Crocodiles, spider monkeys, zip-lined across the rain-forest, and celebrated Independence Day with thousands of…
    - 10 days ago 12 Oct 14, 1:19am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 7 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:39am -
  • 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…
    - 8 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:38am -
  • newUS AIR PROMO 2500 Points
    Spend 2500 10/1-12/31.Code SP0706830Call 866-418-0881If you did not receive this targeted offer, they will still give it to you..Must be activated by October 29th,Points are good on AA also,...we all knew that
    - 10 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:36am -
  • newHi when will the new premium membership open up ? Please someone alert me
    Hanging you. In advance Also I'm wondering how to get two tickets to the freddiesIn April 2015 pretty please
    - 12 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:34am -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airline
    Same concept and rules as the (photo trivia) Guess the airport and (photo trivia) Guess the city threads.Have fun! First one was in an airplane lav, a misleading clue is that this was only posted in English.View attachment 58989
    - 22 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:24am -
  • newKempinski to Reflag InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort in first half of 2015
    Kempinski to Reflag IC Berchtesgaden ResortKempinski Hotels announced that it will take over the management of what is currently the InterContinental Resort Berchtesgaden in the coming year.The hotel, owned by the Bayerische Landesbank, has 138 ro…
    - 23 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:23am -
  • newPlanning my Next CC Churn!
    My planned next CC churn date is 4/15/2012 for at total of 250K mile/point haul (if all available & approved) ... what do you think of my CC choices and my miles/points accumulation strategy:- Citibank AMEX for 50K AA miles (Got the 75K miles AA Vis…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:44am -
  • newWhat is the difference between Boardingarea and prior2boarding blog sites
    What is the difference between boardingarea and prior2boarding blog sites? They look the same. I assume run by the same folks. Sorry to be naive, just wondering.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:38am -
  • newPlatinum experience in SEA?
    I'm considering paying for Hertz Platinum in 2015. The only thing actually holding me back from committing is that most of my rentals are at SEATAC. It's a pretty efficient system there for an off-airport rental center. Does anyone have experience…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:39pm -
  • newEconomy Plus Subscription question
    I'm contemplating forking over $899 to United to buy an Economy Plus subscription for myself and my wife as we'll be travelling to Melbourne next year and If I'm donig it in Y, I at least want Economy Plus.The T&C of the subscription state thatThe s…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:28pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newSmart bag
    My friend brought this carry-on to my attention today: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/bluesmart-smart-luggage/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=cjxmHV&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter#/10 It is one of those...
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  • newFlying nannies - a great customer service or what.
    It's about time the other airlines start taking cues on what customer service means. Especially the US based airlines who are cutting services instead. I say great going Etihad.
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  • newPossible to access LAX TBIT OW lounge flying AA?
    I'm flying lax-lhr, and noticed the new one world lounge at TBIT is open. Is it possible to go there to use the lounge and taking a bus back to T4? Will security at TBIT even let me in?
    - 56 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 12:50am -
  • newWhat credit cards should I apply for?
    For ever and ever I have had one credit card, Chase Freedom, and never seen any reason to have more until now.....LOL. I live in Chicago and would like to work toward taking my family to Hawaii. Can anybody help me when it comes to what CC I...
    - 59 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 12:47am -
  • newWhat`s up with promo codes on AmEx gift cards?
    There has been none since the last one on free shipping has expired on 10/16. Usually, one follows another one, but this time there is no promo codes. Did AmEx change it`s game, or we should see some in a near future?
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:40am -
  • newQuestion: Tango Fares and mileage credit
    I know that Tango fares only get you 50% miles but my question is on credit to partner airlines. So, I flew AC in July on a Flex fare and had my miles put to my KrisFlyer (Sing Air) frequent flyer account. I received 100% of the miles in that...
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:39am -
  • newCC Ireland
    Have tons of CC points and time. We have been to Dublin but would like to do a tour around rest of island ( no auto rental). CC has a LOT of options. If you had unlimited CC ( and several others) points and 10 or more days to do Ireland what...
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:35am -
  • newDestination advice
    Hey all! I'm looking for advice from frequent travelers who can recommend a Marriott Resort for me. I'd be staying on points. Here's some details about the stay I'm looking to make: * I am single and will more than likely be traveling solo. *...
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:32am -
  • newBest way to use miles LAX - Paris
    I'm taking a trip to Paris next summer, then hopping over to either Dublin or London for a few days. A month or so ago, I had seen award tickets for 77,000 r/t flying into Paris from LAX and out of London. Checking now, I see nothing near that. ..…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:31am -
  • newEtihad Customer Service
    My wife and I flew Etihad Bus class for the first time this July from Chennai to Los Angeles. We were rerouted via Washington Dulles, IAD, since the flight from Chennai to Abu Dhabi was delayed, and we missed the connection. We were credited miles...
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:25am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newBooking Aer Lingus BOS->SNN in 2015 with Avios?
    I called BA and the CSR quoted me 50,000 Avios for a round-trip ticket on this route, was there a recent fare increase? This post from earlier this year seems to indicate that 12,500 Avois each way is the going rate. submitted by clockworkmischief…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:47pm -
  • newChase SWRR - Apply for two cards together?
    So I'm interested in trying to get the companion pass. I was just wondering if it's better or worse to apply for two cards together, or space them out a month or two. It'd be easier to reach the limits if I spaced them out, but I wasn't sure if I'd b…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:07pm -
  • newTrying to take an international trip within a year from now but no churning experience! Need help starting out.
    I'm hoping to pay for the majority of the flight (2 of us, LAX to Copenhagen or Amsterdam or Cologne Germany or anywhere in that area, round trip) with flyer points from credit cards, and I'm hoping to go sometime within the next year but am flexible…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:41pm -
  • newSouthwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card 50,000 Points
    Does this seem like a legitimate offer? I find it odd that no where, not southwest or chase, advertise said deal. See link. I've been waiting for this offer for a while and got really exited when I saw it but I am just weary of it. Thanks in advance!…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:41pm -
  • newHhonors data point - free nights + points + fifth night free?
    So I posted asking about this a while ago and I thought I should repost to let people know how it worked out. I personally had 167k Hhonors points and 2 free night certificates. I was looking at a hotel that cost 80k Hhonors points per night (Casa Ma…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:09pm -
  • newWhat is currently the best card to get free hotel lodging?
    Looking for a card to apply for with free hotel stays after a certain amount spend. Unless you know of something better. Thanks:) submitted by darknezz18 [link] [7 comments]
    - 4 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 9:40pm -
  • newMultiple cards from Chase.
    I applied online and was approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred yesterday, and I followed up with a phone call to get the card expedited to my work address. I called back today to confirm that my work address was correct. They confirmed and said t…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 9:18pm -
  • newAmex multiple bonuses (different cards)
    I know the bonus for each card is limited to one per lifetime now. What about different cards though? I recently got the Amex Premier Rewards Gold, and I was wondering if I could get the Blue Cash Preferred and get the signup bonus for that too. On t…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:31pm -
  • newKiva.org for manufactured spend
    I'm sure many of you already know about Kiva, but I thought I'd bring it up again for those who aren't aware. Kiva.org is an excellent way to help the world AND do some manufactured spending! Basically, Kiva allows you to make micro loans (as little…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:07pm -
  • newAnother update to Softcard's Add-a-card Amazon gift certificate.
    Good news everyone! I used three cards on Oct 2nd and I just got the voucher for them, as did my wife. They combined them all into one, though I'm expecting another $20 later on since I added a new AmEx last week. There was some doubt if it was per c…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 7:32pm -

UPgRD

  • Upgrd 94: Captain Denny
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Captain Denny to discuss customerservice, the CaptainJason Dahl scholarship and frequent flyer news. Disclaimer: The views expressed are thepersonal opinions of the…
    - 14 Oct 12, 12:09am -
  • Upgrd 93: Airline Predictions 2012
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastOur frequentflyers review our airline predictions from last year and prognosticateon upcoming airline and hotel promotions and changes in 2012.Although our crystal balls were somewhat clouded in 2011 a littlebit o…
    - 23 Feb 12, 8:00pm -
  • Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastJoin our frequent flyers as wediscuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings ofAmerican Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotionsincluding:Delta may make run at US AirwaysUS Airways evaluate…
    - 3 Feb 12, 1:00pm -
  • Upgrd 91: Airline Mileage Devaluation
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyer travelpodcast we discuss the recent airline news and changes manyairline mileage programs including:USAirways 100% mile bonus is backUnited and Continental get single operating certi…
    - 3 Dec 11, 3:19am -
  • Upgrd 90: End of Year Mileage Planning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this frequent flyerpodcast we discuss Matthew's secretconnecting city, some special offers, and then answer listenersquestions. Topics include:Sale on Delta Club Passes and United Club PassesHilton's reward bo…
    - 27 Oct 11, 12:00pm -
  • Upgrd 89: Method to the Madness
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast, we are joined by Nicholas Kralev to discuss his newbook Decoding Air Travel. We discuss how you canconstruct your own airfare by looking at the airline tariffs andinventory bu…
    - 14 Aug 11, 11:42pm -
  • Upgrd 88: Credit Card Churning
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Rick, frugal travelguy, to discuss churning credit cards for the most frequentflyer and hotel points. Listen as we discuss:How you can apply for up multiple cr…
    - 27 Jul 11, 6:10pm -
  • Upgrd 87: Social Flights
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this week's frequent flyerpodcast we are joined by Allen of Corporate Flight Managementto discuss their new program socialflights.com. On social flights,individuals can group together to secure a corporate jet t…
    - 19 Jun 11, 3:24pm -
  • Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss:A recap of the Frequent Traveler Awards and LuncheonLufthansa A380 SFO inauguralStarwood SPG new promoAAdav…
    - 24 May 11, 11:22pm -
  • Upgrd 85: Our Travels
    By Upgrd Podcast - Upgrd PodcastIn this episode of our frequent flyerpodcast we discuss some recent trips and airline newsincluding:Captain Denny flight with a number of travelers from FlyertalkBehind the scenes tour at SFO before theflightT…
    - 11 Apr 11, 10:05pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Video of the Week: Shepard Smith Blasts Media for Ebola Hysteria
    Anyone freaked out about Ebola should check out Fox’s Shepard Smith blasting the media for its “hysterical and irresponsible” Ebola coverage (above). I wasn’t expecting that, and I just added it to my Ebola Travel Resource Page.The post Tra…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 7:07pm -
  • newTravel Website of the Week: Who To Tip
    Who To Tip is a very basic site with its share of grammatical errors, but it does do one thing very well: help travelers know who and how to tip in over 75 countries in the world—from Argentina to Vietnam. The information is detailed and thoroug…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:57pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Careful by the Subway Door
    Careful by the Subway Door When riding any subway or train in the world and sitting (or standing) by the door, be sure to safeguard your belongings. It’s easier than you’d think for a thief to grab your bag, wallet or phone just as the door clos…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • newTravel App of the Week: Salk’s Airport Transit Guide
    Salk’s Airport Transit Guide recently got my attention when business travel writer Joe Brancatelli called it “an absolutely essential app that improves the quality of life on the road…the bible for travelers…[that] will save them dollars fr…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 3:51pm -
  • Travel Style: Kim Button
    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, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Kim Button Occupation: Freelance Journalist, TV Corres…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again
    Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again As detailed in this Skift post and this BBC News post, Lufthansa pilots are striking again—for 35 hours starting today and ending tomorrow local time at midnight. The issue at the center of the strike is “transit…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 1:00pm -
  • Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Passport Stickers
    Passport Stickers Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Karol H., who says: “I am a retired flight attendant. When traveling with my family of 5, I am ‘in charge’ of th…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Annie Fitzsimmons
    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, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Annie Fitzsimmons Occupation: Writer—National Geogra…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 1:00pm -

Doctor of Credit

  • newCitibank To Start Offering Cardholders Free FICO Scores
    Citibank has announced that starting in January, 2015 they will provide their cardholders with access to their FICO score for free. Unfortunately this won’t be able to all Citibank cardholders, it will only be available to those who hold a Citibank…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 5:25pm -
  • new$100 Toys R Us Giftcards For $85, Small Money Maker
    The Offer Direct link to offer (make sure you shop through TCB to get 1.5% cash back) eBay is currently selling $100 Toys R Us giftcards for $85 shipped, this is a potential small money maker (see our verdict section) The Fine Print Limit of two gift…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 3:26pm -
  • newSign Up For Visa Check Out And Receive 1,000 Free FlexPoints
    The Offer Direct link to offer Receive 1,000 FlexPoints when you sign up for Visa check out with a participating U.S Bank credit card The Fine Print No purchase necessary Must register between August 28th and November 30th You might be able to regist…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 3:25pm -
  • newMasterCard Partners With Zwipe To “Unveil” Biometric Credit Card
    There has been a lot of security breaches recently, because of this there is more and more consumer demand for increased security especially when it comes to sensitive payment data such as credit card information. MasterCard has recently partnered wi…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • newReceive An Additional 2% Cashback At Wholefoods On AmEx Cashback Cards (Up To 8% Cashback)
    The Offer Direct link to offer Get an additional 2% cash back at Wholefoods when you use an eligible American Express card that is enrolled in this promotion. Note: this is in addition to the cash back that your card normally earns. Because Wholefood…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 12:01pm -
  • newSunTrust $300 InStore Branch Checking Promotion
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $300 Availability: InStore branches only, not at all locations. [Branch locator] Direct deposit required: Yes Additional requirements: Keep direct deposit going until April 30th, 2015 for $150 of the bonus Hard…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 5:20am -
  • [Targeted] 3x American Express Membership Rewards Points U.S Restaurant Purchases
    The Offer Direct link Receive 3x American Express Membership Rewards points when you use an enrolled card at qualifying U.S restaurants The Fine Print Maximum of 10,000 points can be earned Valid until December 31st, 2014 Our Verdict None of my cards…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 6:45pm -
  • Free Gas for Purchasing Gift Cards at Stop & Shop or Giant
    Arielle posted a few months ago about a free gas opportunity by buying gift cards at Stop & Shop or Giant Foods. A similar offer is going now. The gist of the offer is that you’ll get up to $2.20 off per gallon (or more in some areas) by buying $50…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 5:30pm -
  • Get $20 Free Amazon Credit When You Use Your Membership Rewards Points To Pay
    The Offer Amazon & American Express have partnered for a similar promotion to the one that Discover was offering where you can get a $20 Amazon credit when you use American Express points to pay for Amazon purchases for the first time. Here is how t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Why You Shouldn’t Buy American Express Gift Cards Through Bigcrumbs For 2% Cashback
    Update: Frequent Miler kindly pointed out that Bigcrumbs actually pays out their referral bonus two levels deep (e.g if you refer somebody who refers somebody then you get the same bonus, in this case 0.175%. This further illustrates my point that it…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:51am -

Hustler Money Blog

  • newChase Ink Plus Business Card Review 2014: Get 50,000 Bonus Points- that’s $625 Towards Travel Rewards
    Read all about the Chase Ink Plus Business Card Review 2014 Edition. You can easily earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 3:02pm -
  • newSimplyCash Business Card from American Express Review: $250 Statement Credit
    For a limited time only, the SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express offers a $250 statement credit after you spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. To be eligible for this offer, your…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 5:23am -
  • VOYA Financial Free $500 Mutual Fund Born Today!
    This is an unusual deal, but hey VOYA Financial is offering a $500 mutual fund for any baby born on TODAY!(10/20/2014) in the USA. If you know of anyone, let them know by forwarding the link. The money is automatically invested into Voya’s Global T…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 11:48pm -
  • SunTrust Bank $300 Bonus In-Store Branches
    There is a new $300 checking promotion at participating in-store SunTrust branches located inside Publix, Kroger, Walmart, Bi-Lo retail stores and inside the Orlando Airport.  I suggest you call those locations if you live nearby and see if it’s a…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
  • Giant Stores and Stop & Shop Free Gas Gift Card Promotion
    For those living near a Stop & Shop or Giant stores, they are offering 3 points per dollar towards discounted gas for buying select gift cards, including Mastercard and Visa gift cards. The Giant stores promotion is valid through 10/25/2014, but Stop…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 10:07pm -
  • Citi Double Cash Card Review: #1 Cash Back Credit Card On All Purchases!
    Citi® Double Cash Card offers unlimited 1% cash back on all of your purchases when you buy and an additional 1% cash back as you pay for those purchases, whether you pay in full or over time. Unlike the Amex Fidelity card, you don’t need to apply…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 5:01am -
  • Costco $10 Off $100 Coupon Code
    Check out this one-time $10 Off $100 coupon code available to use online only at Costco.com. Visit the website SavingsTooBig.com to get your unique code to save money on everyday deals delivered directly to you. It’s the same price as their in-stor…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 12:12am -
  • American Airlines 7,500 Bonus Miles Cadillac Test Drive
    Check out this Cadillac Test Drive for 7,500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles when you contact a Cadillac Concierge 1-844-469-2234 to schedule an appointment(you can also do a chat online or call your local Cadillac to schedule a test drive). Simpl…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 11:51pm -
  • American Express Membership Rewards Point $20 Discount on Amazon
    Those with American Express Membership rewards points, you may be able to get a $20 discount at Amazon.com with promo code SWP20AMR good until November 9, 2014. In order to participate in the promotion, you must link your Membership Rewards Account t…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 11:22pm -
  • Republic Wireless Moto X Review: Get $20 Back with Referral
    Republic Wireless $20 referral promotion will end on 10/31/2014! Sign up now to get $20 off your first month! My whole family is using Republic Wireless Moto X for $299 each with no contract!(normally $600 buying outright). Mainly, I want this phone…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 14, 5:13am -

Hack My Trip

Maximizing Money

  • newBright House Networks Cable Provider Class Action Settlement
    If you subscribed to Bright House Networks for residential cable and paid a monthly rental fee for a set-top box from February 2005 through August 19, 2014, you are eligible for a $30 account credit for current customers or a $20 cash payment for for…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 8:35pm -
  • neweBay Deals – $100 Toys R Us Gift Card for $85
    eBay Deals is offering $100 worth of Gift Cards for Toys R Us for only $85.Check out this $100 Toys R Us Gift Card for $85 for a limited time while supplies last.The post eBay Deals – $100 Toys R Us Gift Card for $85 appeared first on Maximizing…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 7:30pm -
  • newDunkin’ Donuts App Free $5 Gift Card and Medium Beverage
    Today only on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, you can get a free $5 gift card and a free medium beverage when you enroll in DD Perks via the Dunkin' mobile app using Promo Code BONUS.The post Dunkin’ Donuts App Free $5 Gift Card and Medium Beverage app…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 7:29pm -
  • newInk Business Cards from Chase up to 70,000 Bonus Points – In Branch
    The direct online promotion from the Chase website and the referral program offer for the Ink Plus card with 70,000 bonus points is now dead, but you may still be able to find this offer in Chase branches for a limited time.Check out more details on…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:35pm -
  • newCalifornia Casualty Free $25 Gift Card for Auto Quote in Chat
    California Casualty is giving away a free $25 gift card when you get an auto quote in their online chat, available in many states.The post California Casualty Free $25 Gift Card for Auto Quote in Chat appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 7 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 6:30pm -
  • newVoya Financial Free $500 Mutual Fund Investment for Babies Born on October 20, 2014
    The Voya Financial Born to Save promotion is offering a free $500 mutual fund investment for all babies that were born on October 20, 2014.The post Voya Financial Free $500 Mutual Fund Investment for Babies Born on October 20, 2014 appeared first on…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 2:58pm -
  • newMotif Investing IRA $150 Bonus with $5,000 Transfer
    Open a Motif Investing IRA and transfer at least $5,000 from another IRA to get a $150 bonus through October 31, 2014.The post Motif Investing IRA $150 Bonus with $5,000 Transfer appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 11 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 2:33pm -
  • SunTrust Bank $125 Everyday Checking and e-Savings Account Bonus – Plus $300 In-Store Branch Promo
    SunTrust Bank will give you a $125 bonus when you open an Everyday Checking account and at least 1 e-Savings account and make a single direct deposit of $1,000 or more to your checking account within 60 days of account opening, valid through November…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 6:50pm -
  • myFICO.com Promo Code for 20% Off FICO Credit Scores
    myFICO.com is offering a myFICO promotional code for 20% off your 3 FICO credit scores and credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, valid through October 27, 2014.The post myFICO.com Promo Code for 20% Off FICO Credit Scores appeared f…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 6:45pm -
  • Delta SkyMiles Shopping 500 Bonus Miles
    The Delta SkyMiles Shopping portal is offering 500 bonus miles when you spend $100 or more at popular stores through October 23, 2014.The post Delta SkyMiles Shopping 500 Bonus Miles appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 6:43pm -

Boarding Area

  • newFitness Programs Aboard Quantum of the Seas
    Quantum of the Seas is close to delivering a new experience in cruising including fitness activities.The post Fitness Programs Aboard Quantum of the Seas appeared first on MJ on Travel.
    - 20 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:26am -
  • newWhat’s in the October Glossybox
          What’s in the October Glossybox? Lots of full size products! Not ideal for travel, but good for home. The gleaming full-size bottle […]
    - 31 mins ago 22 Oct 14, 1:15am -
  • newTwo Best Rate Guarantee claims denied this week
    Angelina of Just Another Points Traveler posted a summary of Best Rate Guarantee policies yesterday for ten major hotel chains – Everything You Need to Know About Best Rate Guarantees. Nice summary, although I disagree with some of her assessments.…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:40am -
  • newLUFTHANSA First Class Fare Sale Is Just In Time For The Holidays……
    Lufthansa is offering First Class fares for the price of Business Class. Offer is good for travel during the Holiday Season, making it a very attractive opportunity!
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:39am -
  • new$800K To Spare? Buy Your Own Town
    Ever want to be the owner of your own town? Find out about a historic town for sale in Connecticut just 2 hours from New York City and Boston...The post $800K To Spare? Buy Your Own Town appeared first on Michael W Travels....
    - 1 hour ago 22 Oct 14, 12:23am -
  • newPark Hyatt Sydney Review
    Review: Qantas A380 First Class LAX-SYD on QF12 Radisson Blu Sydney Review Park Hyatt Sydney Review Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounge SYD Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounge CNS Air New Zealand (Star Alliance) Lounge BNE Thai Business Class BNE…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:50pm -
  • newQatar Airways A380 Flights To Bangkok Starting January 5, 2015
    Qatar Airways has quietly updated their schedule to reflect their next A380 destination.Qatar Airways will begin a daily A380 flight between Doha and Bangkok as of January 5, 2015.The flight will operate with the following schedule:QR836 Doha to B…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:45pm -
  • newUS Requires 6 Percent of West African Passengers Traveling to U.S. to Re-Route to Stop Ebola
    For those clamoring for a travel ban, the U.S. has ordered that passengers coming from 3 West African countries are only allowed to enter via five airports. Passengers coming from Sierra Leone, Liberea, and Guinea may only enter the U.S. at New York…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:30pm -
  • newA Tale of Two Airlines – American Eagle
    My recent flights on American Eagle were a tale of two very different airlines.The post A Tale of Two Airlines – American Eagle appeared first on MJ on Travel.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:16pm -
  • newAmazon Fresh: lifesaver?
    Amazon Fresh is a super-convenient, super speedy delivery service. From groceries to restaurant meals to a new calendar, you can get it all delivered to your doorstep in 24 hours or less.The post Amazon Fresh: lifesaver? appeared first on Points and…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 10:35pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newUnited Airlines teams up with Hertz; Is travel going to a partnership structure?
    Today, United Airlines announced a partnership with Hertz Car Rentals to provide extra benefits to United travelers who rent their car from Hertz.  This deal is on top of its partnership with Marriott, and tends to give the best offers to members wh…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Oct 14, 11:17pm -
  • Kimpton: The best hotel you’ve never heard of
    Very few hotel chains do “boutique” properties well.  A boutique property is an individualized, usually smaller, hotel that often reflects the characteristics of the city or neighborhood.  They’re generally a little more upscale, but they don…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 14, 11:31pm -
  • On baggage fees…
    I got a note from a frustrated reader who got snagged by an over-zealous gate agent and charged a bag fee.  It was a legitimately sized bag that she had been using for a decade without a problem.  Unfortunately, I expect more of this type of action…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 14, 1:32am -
  • Out of Office Notice
    Due to some upcoming travel, I will be out of the office until Monday.  I look forward to returning to posting at that time. Have a great weekend. Now fortified with even more Twitter! Follow me @FFMiles101 Would you like to receive blog posts via e…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 14, 12:53pm -
  • Tips and tidbits for the weekend
    I know, it’s only Thursday, but I’m out for much of the weekend and have a Pats game tonight, so I don’t know when I will be able to get to this.  I’m guessing that by game time, I’m going to be wishing that Gillette Stadium were a dome. H…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • The best everyday cards: Forget the 1%, be part of the 2%
    Today is a relatively quiet day in frequent flyer land (although I can’t wait to hear what Delta says on its quarterly conference call with analysts tomorrow), so I decided to introduce people to the 2% credit card. If you do not have a credit card…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 14, 5:52pm -
  • And now, for something different…

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  • JetBlue flash sale: flights as low as $64
    I’ll give JetBlue credit, they like to put out these flash sales and make you decide quickly.  Still, this one looks pretty good., for flights November 10-December 18, as they attempt to fill the shoulder season. With Boston and New York City as t…
    - 7 days ago 14 Oct 14, 2:03pm -
  • What’s going on in the airline industry
    It’s been a very quiet week for frequent flyer miles.  We’ve had a skirmish on the west coast, a few good credit cards and a complete lack of good bonus offers.  But the industry has been awash with news. Issue #1: The fight over LAX.  Want a…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • Why you should never, ever carry your Nobel Prize through security…
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