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The Points Guy

  • newTPG Readers Share Their Experiences with TSA’s SSSScarlet Letter
    I’ve found myself in quite the predicament following my recent trip to Istanbul. After returning back home to the US and taking a week off from travel, I was back on the road — this time taking a short flight between New York and Nantucket. I wa…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 3:39pm -
  • newYour FICO Score and Which Credit Cards Offer It Free
    Building a good credit score is important if you want to get approved for the best travel rewards cards. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains the significance of your FICO score, and which credit cards can help you track it to better m…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • newHow to Leverage Elite Status with Airline Alliances
    From premier access and priority boarding to finger foods in luxe airport lounges, elite status can make a big difference in your airport experience. Today, TPG Contributor William Morse looks at the elite benefits offered by the three major airlin…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 1:27pm -
  • new9 Sweet Apple Treats for Fall
    To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. Now that summer is (almost) over, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne gets to…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 10:50am -
  • newThe Award Traveler’s Guide to Hyatt Gold Passport
    Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains everything award travelers need to know about one of my favorite hotel loyalty programs: Hyatt Gold Passport. When you’re choosing a loyalty program, there are a few key features to look for: a quality p…
    - 24 hours ago Sep 3, 2015, 9:05pm -
  • Thursday Giveaway: $500 American Express Gift Card
    We’re offering a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card for this week’s Thursday Giveaway, in honor of the current limited time offer on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. Through September 14th, new cardhol…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 5:10pm -
  • Ghost Airports: Unfinished, Abandoned or Forgotten
    Airports are typically lively places — full of activity, bustle and people zooming from place to place. Or, at least, they should be. Today, TPG Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at several airports that… didn’t quite pan out. Scattered all…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 3:20pm -
  • 6 Snazzy Hotel Brands for Millennial-Centric Stays
    “Millennial” is one of the biggest buzzwords in travel, since this segment makes up a quarter of the US population and spends billions per year on travel-related activities. For the last few years, major players on the hotel landscape have been…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 2:15pm -
  • Premium Class Comparison on the World’s Longest Flights
    If you’re going to redeem miles for a premium flight, you might as well enjoy the onboard amenities for more than a few hours. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen takes a look at ten routes that help you maximize the first or…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Vote for TPG’s Panels at SXSW!
    TPG is planning to have a more significant presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) next year, and we need your help to get there! We’re pitching two panels: “Getting the Most Bang for your Touring Buck” for SXSW Music 2016 and “Why Your Star…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 7:40pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newAmerican Airlines Now Enforcing Restrictions on Who Can Pay for Awards
    Most airlines have rules in place regarding who you can book an award for and who can pay for said award’s taxes and fees. The main purpose behind these rules is so that airlines can protect themselves from people selling their miles, something mos…
    - 6 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • newFTG & Luxury Travel Diary Sweepstakes: Enter to Win a FREE Luxury Weekend in London!
    How would you like a luxurious hotel stay with club access in London? In partnership with Luxury Travel Diary, we’re giving you the opportunity to win three nights at the Langham Hotel! No purchase necessary to enter or win. Please see below f…
    - 54 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newLocation, Location, Location: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Denver Review
    When my husband and I traveled to Colorado in August, we had plenty of rewards options for our two nights in downtown Denver. After all, the capital city has properties from all of the major hotel chains that I frequent – Starwood Preferred Guest,…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:00am -
  • newWhen Is Lounge Access Worth It?
    In a previous article, I was not shy about extolling my love of airport lounges and why lounge access was one of my favorite credit card benefits. However, in reading the comments, it occurred to me that not everyone is as much of a fan of airport lo…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 3, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • More Than Just a Better Seat: 9 Perks of Premium Cabin Travel
    One question I am often asked by those who have not had the experience of traveling internationally on a premium cabin award is whether the better seat is worth the extra miles. The short answer to this question is absolutely. However, the one thing…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Rick’s Picks: A Simple New Method for a Simple Old Guy
    For those of you that have been following me the last eight years, you know that spreadsheets are not my thing. I have horrible organizational skills and almost no computer skills at all. Howie kept this blog together in its infancy and still helps…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 7:00pm -
  • Starwood Reveals Fall Promotion
    Per this FlyerTalk thread, Starwood has revealed details of their fall 2015 promotion, SPG Stay for More. Here are the more relevant terms: The promotional period will cover stays from from October 1, 2015 through December 20, 2015. For stays complet…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • What Would You Do? SkyMiles, ThankYou Points, Ultimate Rewards or Cash?
    Think fast. Which redemption would you pick? 25,000 Delta SkyMiles 16,336 Chase Ultimate Rewards 15,708 Citi ThankYou Points $204.20 Cash According to my valuation on points and miles, this is a perfect scenario to pay cash for a flight — only I di…
    - 2 days ago Sep 3, 2015, 8:00am -
  • Use Citi Prestige Over SPG Amex at a Starwood Hotel? In This Instance, YES
    I have trip coming up next week at a Sheraton in the Los Angeles area and I’m not paying with a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express or a Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express. Rather I’ll be pa…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • 5 Ways Points Made My Trip to Asia Even Better
    To the uninitiated, points and miles are a hassle. They’re difficult to redeem and with all of the costs involved in earning them (i.e. credit card annual fees, etc.), I’m often asked whether it’s even worth it. Of course it’s worth it, if yo…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 8:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Travel hacking when you've got plenty of money
    Before I learned the first thing about travel hacking, I still traveled, and I was still broke. So for me, travel hacking straightforwardly allowed me to take the trips I was already taking — and more! — while paying far less out of pocket than I…
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Is cash really king for domestic economy travel?
    I love cash back. I earn a lot of cash back. Cash back can be used for all sorts of purposes that other currencies are ill-suited for. Things like food and shelter, paying taxes, and saving for retirement. But precisely because my personal preferenc…
    - 7 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 10:01pm -
  • Booking Iberia award tickets for fun and profit
    Before I get started today, it would be irresponsible of me not to state that your Avios are fine. You see, the last time I wrote about Iberia, the travel hacking blogosphere exploded with speculation about an upcoming British Airways Avios devaluat…
    - 9 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Personal finance digression: putting Mango in "time out"
    I periodically write about high-interest accounts which I think are obvious choices for people with basically unlimited access to cash. In June I wrote that Mango prepaid cards had stopped accepting new applications. Shortly after that, the similar U…
    - 10 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for end-of-year Hilton and Marriott 2015 promotions
    Registration has opened for what I assume are the final global promotions of 2015 for Hilton HHonors and Marriott Rewards.Hilton HHonors Triple your TripBetween September 1 and December 31, 2015, earn double base HHonors points Monday through Thursda…
    - 11 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Weekend Roundup Roundup for August 23, 2015
    A lot of bloggers write weekend roundups of their own posts or posts from other bloggers they found interesting or helpful that week.So many, in fact, that it can be hard to keep track of them all. To make it easier, here's the inaugural Weekend Rou…
    - 12 days ago Aug 23, 2015, 4:55pm -
  • How to get started travel hacking (hint: don't apply for any credit cards!)
    A lot of people seem to treat my site as a space for "advanced" travel hackers, but I've never felt that way myself; in fact, I don't think of myself as an "advanced" travel hacker at all!I don't know the first thing about fuel dumps (although I took…
    - 14 days ago Aug 21, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Using Mint to track travel hacking expenses and returns
    The single most important thing you can do to succeed in travel hacking is stay organized. That's true of every single aspect of the game:If you're booking your hotel stays through a portal like Rocketmiles or Pointshound, you have to make sure the c…
    - 15 days ago Aug 20, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Loyalty is an expensive, annoying trap
    I shared on Monday that over the weekend I was the proud recipient of $1,300 in Delta voluntary denied boarding compensation, and reflected on some of the possible consequences for the miles and points I'd budgeted for my upcoming travel.Since I book…
    - 16 days ago Aug 19, 2015, 6:55pm -
  • How do you react to a shock to your travel budget? How should you?
    Yesterday my scheduled flight out from my ancestral homeland was overbooked — very overbooked. They asked for 6 volunteers, and ended up taking 5 of them, each of whom received $1,300 in Delta voluntary denied boarding compensation. I was one of th…
    - 18 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • Four New Cards & 130K Miles – A Look At My Latest Credit Card Applications
    I was long overdue for a round of credit card applications. My last round was back in October 2014, so I decided to pull the trigger on some new cards this last week. I was anticipating the Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card to offer an increased 30…
    - 12 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 2:33am -
  • TopCashBack Limiting Cash Back Eligibility On Amex Gift Cards To $200
    This morning I got my favorite recurring e-mail: TopCashBack will be increasing their cashback payout on Amex gift cards to 2.25% today! However in the terms and conditions part of the e-mail, it states that gift cards over $200 will not be eligible…
    - 15 days ago Aug 20, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • Deal Alert: $100 Sears Gift Card For $85 On eBay
    Gift Card Mall, via eBay, is back with another sale. Right now, you can buy a $100 Sears physical gift card for $85. As reported yesterday, there is an eBay Bucks offer going on right through which you can earn 14.1x on gift cards! Remember, by using…
    - 17 days ago Aug 18, 2015, 3:55pm -
  • Starwood Adds A New Transfer Partner – Korean Air
    Starpoints are easily the most valuable set of points you can earn in this game. They can be transferred to over 30 airlines at a 1:1 ratio and you receive a 25% bonus on every 20,000 points you transfer. Right now there is an increased sign-up bonus…
    - 18 days ago Aug 18, 2015, 8:27am -
  • Deal Alert: 14.1X On Gift Cards Bought On eBay!
    I received the following offer in my inbox, so chances are you did too! Look for the subject “Only VIPs earn 3X eBay Bucks.” Here are the details   I’ve written in the past discussing all the reasons I love shopping on eBay, like earning 5x Ul…
    - 18 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 3:30pm -
  • Why I Downgraded My Citi AA Executive Card Rather Than Closing It
    I recently downgraded my Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® because the annual fee was due and it didn’t make sense for me to pay $450 based on my already established travel plans. I had multiple cards that I opened during t…
    - 18 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 2:52pm -
  • Register For Free Boingo Wi-Fi With Your SPG Card Now!
    Two days ago on August 11, 2015, the Starwood Preferred Guest Cards by American Express underwent some changes. Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express One of the new benefits is the free Boingo Wi-Fi Access. In order to se…
    - 23 days ago Aug 13, 2015, 7:33am -
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Now Offering 30,000 Starpoints!
    Once again, American Express increased the sign-up bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Card to 30,000 Starpoints in the July – August time frame. The sign-up bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Card has also been increased to 30,…
    - 24 days ago Aug 11, 2015, 6:42pm -
  • Deal Alert: 16.1X On Gift Cards Bought On eBay!
    I received the following offer in my inbox, so chances are you did too! Look for the subject “A bonus offer for our VIPs—4X eBay Bucks.” Here are the details   I’ve written in the past discussing all the reasons I love shopping on eBay, like…
    - 25 days ago Aug 11, 2015, 7:09am -
  • 30,000 Points Sign-up Bonus on Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Cards
    American Express just increased the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express cards to 30,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 6 months of card membership. This is a great sign-up bonus that is offered every now…
    - 25 days ago Aug 11, 2015, 5:59am -

MileValue

  • newSweetspots with Singapore KrisFlyer Miles #2: Awards on United and Partner Flights
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Singapore Airlines has two award charts when redeeming its KrisFlyer miles. There is one award chart to fly Singapore and its subsidiary SilkAir and one award chart…
    - 14 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:16am -
  • The Top Ten Most Valuable Miles to Me
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. A Delta mile does not equal an American Airlines mile. The former has a more expensive award chart, imposes fuel surcharges in more situations, and has access to less Saver…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 7:43pm -
  • How to Consistently Buy Business Class Tickets to Europe for about $1,000
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Update: I Followed the Exact Steps in This Post to Buy My Friend a Business Class Ticket for $1,040 Update 2: Based on the fact that we saw LifeMiles sales in September 201…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Sweetspots with Singapore Krisflyer Miles #1: Suites Class for as Little as 32,000 Miles
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Singapore Airlines has two award charts when redeeming its KrisFlyer miles. There is one award chart to fly Singapore and its subsidiary SilkAir and one award chart…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 5:09pm -
  • I Will Attempt to Elucidate Every Foreign Partner of Major Transferable Currencies
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Reader Steven emailed to compliment my comprehensive series on redeeming American Airlines miles and to ask me to create a similar series for foreign programs that are tra…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 4:49pm -
  • Top 10 Travel Credit Cards September 2015
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford To t…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 10:23am -
  • United to Fly All Australia Routes with 787-9 Dreamliner, Trick to Get Business Class Award
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. United is putting a 787-9 Dreamliner on its all of its routes to Australia by March 26, 2016. United currently flies the 787-9 on its Los Angeles to Melbourne route and 7…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 10:22am -
  • Many American Cities to Cancun for $198+ Roundtrip
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitterand follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account.…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 5:02pm -
  • Sweetpots with Korean Miles #3: Cheap Emirates, Gol, Hawaiian, Alaska Awards
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Korean Air has multiple award charts when redeeming its SkyPass miles. There is one award chart to fly Korean, one award chart to fly SkyTeam partners, and award charts…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Alaska Fall Award Fare Sale Starting at 5,000 Miles, 12,500 Miles to Hawaii or Mexico
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Alaska Airlines is having an award sale from 47 of its cities. Awards start at 5,000 miles one way, and I see Hawaii and Mexico awards discounted to 12,500 miles one way. S…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 11:10am -

Frequent Flier

  • newEarn Double, Triple Points with Hertz
    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…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 4:30pm -
  • Starwood’s Fall Promotion Is Double Points
    The hotel promotions for the remainder of this year have been mostly uninspired and uninspiring. Starwood’s upcoming “Stay for More” promotion, announced this week on FlyerTalk, is no exception. Offer Details Between October 1 and December 20,…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 6:18pm -
  • Hilton, Uber Get Together (But No Points)
    Hilton has taken a small step toward embracing the sharing economy with its newly announced partnership with ride-sharing service Uber. Beginning this week, hotel customers can elect to have their Hilton reservations emails include a “Ride Reminder…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 5:10pm -
  • Should Airlines Decide Whether to Allow Inflight Cellphone Calls?
    Remember last year’s brouhaha surrounding the issue of inflight cellphone calls? It’s set to make a return engagement. This week, a four-member Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections submitted a report to the Department of Transport…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 6:20pm -
  • Delta Will Pay for Delayed Flights
    These days, Delta is all about running a tight ship, betting that operational excellence — maximizing on-time flights, minimizing mishandled bags — is the key to winning market share and boosting profits. As members of Delta’s SkyMiles frequent…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 4:47pm -
  • Join the Mile High Club? There’s an App for That
    There are apps to facilitate just about every imaginable type of hook-up. There’s Ashley Madison for married would-be cheaters. Grindr for gay men looking for brief encounters. Match for those in the market for long-term relationships. And on and o…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 6:42pm -
  • Alaska Air Discounts Award Travel Up to 60%
    As it has been doing with refreshing regularity, Alaska Airlines is again discounting award flights. This time, the discounts apply to award travel between September 9 and December 16 (with some blackout dates between November 20 and December 1). But…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 4:38pm -
  • How to write down any Phrase Paper
    > Two Techniques: Sample PapersWriting Your Phrase Paper C’s may get levels, nevertheless solely an A+ composition generates a location on your own grandmother’s family fridge or even your own refrigerator. Are you reduction the very little colle…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 11:41am -
  • Win a Trip on Virgin America’s Inaugural Hawaii Flight
    Enter the Virgin America “Make Your Hawaiiscape” sweepstakes by September 30, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two on Virgin America’s inaugural Hawaii flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, including air, 100,000 Elevate f…
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 6:26pm -
  • Coming Soon to a Hotel Near You: Nuisance Fees
    It’s taken years, but today unbundled pricing is pretty much the industry standard when it comes to airfares. The airlines advertise a “base” fare, and charge extra for checked bags, a pre-reserved seat, frequent-flyer miles, and on and on ad .…
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 5:17pm -

Travel is Free

  • Sites To Find Best Rate Guarantees
    In my August Expenses post I talked about how I used […]The post Sites To Find Best Rate Guarantees appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 8:52pm -
  • August Expenses
    August included some Bulgaria and mostly traveling arou […]The post August Expenses appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 2:50pm -
  • Hotel Status Benefits in Charts
    I try to make things I don’t see elsewhere, and h […]The post Hotel Status Benefits in Charts appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 5 days ago Aug 30, 2015, 4:42pm -
  • Bulgaria and Turkey (no coasts involved): August Travels
    July Travels ended in Serbia, then we caught a terrible […]The post Bulgaria and Turkey (no coasts involved): August Travels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 8 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 5:48pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment
    Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five part series on taking better travel photos. Many of you are looking to improve your photography so Laurence is here to help us do just that. Part one in the s…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • The 9 Best Places to Teach English Overseas
    Every year, tens of thousands of people go overseas and teach English. Young and old, they go for many reasons: to learn about a new culture, make some money to travel, seek adventure, or just experience something new. The time I spent teaching Engli…
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 3:14pm -
  • Travel is a Privilege
    Let’s face it: not everyone is able to travel. Whether it’s money, family obligations, or circumstance, travel is out of reach for a large percentage of the world’s population. In the “quit your job to travel the world” cheerleading that ha…
    - 11 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 2:43pm -
  • How NOT to Let Anxiety Stop You From Traveling
    When I was younger, I was very socially awkward. I got anxiety trying to talk to strangers. Travel forced me to get over that and become what is termed a “learned extrovert.” It’s sink or swim on the road and, since I wanted to travel and be on…
    - 18 days ago Aug 17, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • How to Gain the Support of Your Friends and Family
    Once a month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice. This month’s column is ab…
    - 22 days ago Aug 13, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Win a Free Trip Intrepid Travel Tour and $500 Towards Airfare!
    Today’s a special day! Last year, I joined forces with Intrepid Travel. They are one of the best tour companies in the world and the people there are as passionate about travel as I am. As part of our partnership, readers get 10% off all tours over…
    - 25 days ago Aug 10, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About VPNs for Travel
    On the first Tuesday Thursday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. In this month’s column, he delves deep into VPNs, what they are, and why they are important. Computer security see…
    - 29 days ago Aug 6, 2015, 11:10am -
  • Confession: I’m Terrified of Flying
    I have a confession to make: I hate flying. It scares the living shit out of me. This is how my typical airport experience goes: Before the flight: “I can’t wait to get on a plane and relax and watch some movies. This is going to be great!” Dur…
    - 32 days ago Aug 3, 2015, 12:40pm -
  • 10 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel
    I get a lot of questions about health care on the road – “How can I avoid getting sick? What need vaccines? What happens when I do get sick?” Since I’m not a doctor, I don’t like giving medical advice so I’ve asked Mike Huxley, a register…
    - 39 days ago Jul 27, 2015, 2:20pm -
  • Take FLYTE: How You Can Help Students Get a Better Education and Travel More
    Travel is a powerful agent for change. It broadens our horizons and helps us find our purpose. Think about the first time you traveled overseas. Remember those feelings of freedom, possibility, and excitement you had? Remember what got you hooked and…
    - 44 days ago Jul 22, 2015, 11:19am -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 7 days ago 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…
    - 44 days ago 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.…
    - 65 days ago 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…
    - 98 days ago 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 -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -

Pointscentric

Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Style: Brittany Pierce
    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: Brittany Pierce Occupation: TV Executive Producer and…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 5:22pm -
  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Bad Water Means Bad Ice
    Bad Water Means Bad Ice Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Adrian J., who continues the water theme from Monday’s tip by saying: “Years ago I was working in Spai…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Montana, Part 1: Kalispell to Missoula
    This is the first part in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Montana. Check and the series homepage here and stay tuned for parts 2 and 3! I woke up groggy after my late flight arrival into Kalispell and immediately thought, coffee! Half asleep…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 7:08pm -
  • Montana: Where Scenic Wonders Live Up to the “Big Sky” Reputation
    Falling behind only Alaska, Texas and California in size, Montana is the nation’s fourth-largest state. Despite its size (it’s slightly larger than Japan), it was the only state in the union that I’d not visited, which made it a prime bucket li…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 7:07pm -
  • British Airways Deal: 5 Nights Hotel + Roundtrip Airfare Starting at $575
    Looking for an amazing getaway? This British Airways deal is one you’re going to want to jump on! British Airways is offering package deals from select US and Canadian cities that include a 5-night hotel stay, roundtrip air and all taxes, fees and…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 7:03pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: How to Know the Exact Time, Anywhere
    How to Know the Exact Time, Anywhere Wherever you are in the world, you’ll eventually need to know what time it is. There are a number of ways to find out, but to me the easiest—and most accurate—way is by simply pulling up your browser and g…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • World View and the Latest in Commercial Space Travel
    Imagine floating in a space capsule attached to a high-altitude balloon 100,000 feet above the atmosphere, with a cocktail in hand watching the sun rise over Earth. Space travel company World View is one of the many companies hoping to make that dr…
    - 2 days ago Sep 3, 2015, 2:34am -
  • Travel Style: Mimi Slawoff
    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: Mimi Slawoff Occupation: Travel Writer/Editor and Phot…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 10:57pm -
  • Around the World with SPG AmEx
    As you probably know by now, I’m an avid frequent traveler and points collector. I have as many credit cards as Chevy Chase’s character Fletch had IDs. Some I signed up for just to get their sign-up bonuses, others to get into specific airline lo…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 4:26pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: How to Read Small Text and in Low Light
    How to Read Small Text and in Low Light My dad couldn’t read a restaurant’s menu recently because: a) The print was way too small, and b) It was too dark. I could barely read the text myself, and I’m half his age. I figured there had to be an…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 3:00pm -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newAmazon Shopping App $5 Gift Card Bonus
    Amazon customers can earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card just for downloading the Amazon Shopping App and signing in for the first time (YMMV)! All you have to do is download the Amazon Shopping App from the iTunes or Amazon app store and sign in! $5 Amaz…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 6:01pm -
  • newAmex Express Checkout Moneymaker & Free Items
    Update: Only 3 more days with Amex Checkout $10 Bonus promotion– expires 9/7/2015 It’s always a good idea to apply for all the American Express Credit Cards especially those with no annual fee. Why? You can take advantage of current Amex Express…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 5:46pm -
  • newAlliant Credit Union Review: $10 Referral Bonus
    Alliant Credit Union is offering its customers across the US the chance to earn $10 referral bonuses. All you need to do is visit the referral page on the credit union’s website and enter in your friend or family member’s information. You can c…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • newBeck’s Beer Class Action Lawsuit: Up to $50
    If you purchased Beck’s Pilsner, Beck’s Dark, Beck’s Light, and/or Beck’s Oktoberfest between 5/1/2011 and 6/23/2015, you are entitled to up to $50 from the Beck’s Beer Class Action Lawsuit. This settlement resolves a lawsuit accusing…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • newHot Deals Alert – 29″ LG Monitor, LG Optimus Smartphone, Motorola Nexus 6, Nikon D3300
    Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Today we have the 29″ LG Monitor, LG Optimus Smartphone, Motorola Nexus 6, Nikon D3300 and many more. Look no further and see…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:48pm -
  • newFree 25 Hertz Points Review: Extend Your Points Expiration Date
    Receive 25 free Hertz Points and extend the expiration of your account balance by 24 months by registering for the Hertz Fall Promo. This offer is a great way to drive up your point balance and arrive at Free Rental Days much faster. Once you regis…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:00pm -
  • newStarbucks Free eGift Card Review: Buy 3 Starbucks or Tazo Products
    For a limited time, Starbucks is offering a free $5 Starbucks Card when you purchase 3 qualifying Starbucks or Tazo products at the grocery store. You must by the products in a single transaction and them simply submit your receipt to receive a fre…
    - 8 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • newEat Free On Your Birthday! Birthday Freebies! September, 2015
    Here's the complete list of restaurants that give free meal/deals for your birthday.Acme Markets / Albertsons and possibly others, Free Birthday cake for first birthday, must bring proof of child being 1 yr old, ex: birth certificate.THE PALM…
    - 8 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 12:33pm -
  • newKroger 4X Fuel Rewards Gift Card Promotion
    Starting now until September 6th, 2015, visit your local Kroger chain stores (store locator)to get 4X Fuel Rewards for buying gift cards. In doing so, you can save a lot of money at the gas pump since you can save of up to $1 off per gallon on fuel p…
    - 17 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 3:51am -
  • newSave $10 Off $50 At NYC Restaurants With AMEX
    For a limited time, Amex is offering you $10 statement credit at qualifying NYC restaurants when you spend $50 or more. So dine at your favorite restaurant while saving money! You must spend at least $50 in a single transaction so make sure you brin…
    - 18 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:40am -

Travel Codex

  • newThe Spontaneity Suite from HotelTonight
    I’ve written about HotelTonight in the past, usually in the context of getting free credits, and we were lucky to have a representative from HotelTonight speak at TravelCon OC back in February. Although I can’t say I find many uses for the app an…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 1:30pm -
  • Get to Hawaii for Less: East Coast Strategies
    In the previous four articles, we covered using Singapore Airlines miles, Virgin Atlantic miles, British Airways Avios, and Korean Air miles to get from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Most of the cheaper options come from flying out of Wes…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 1:30pm -
  • Walk to the First Class Terminal? Drive a Porsche Instead!
    Lufthansa First Class is an oft-reported on mode of transport. It is indeed one of my favorite travel experiences, particularly when departing Frankfurt since you get to use the First Class Terminal (where you’re guaranteed a Mercedes or Porsche ch…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 11:05am -

Maximizing Money

  • North Shore Bank Checking Account $150 Bonus in Wisconsin
    North Shore Bank now has a $150 new checking account bonus available through September 30, 2015.Check out these North Shore Bank Promotions for new checking account bonuses in Wisconsin.The post North Shore Bank Checking Account $150 Bonus in Wisco…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 1:30pm -
  • Bank Mutual Refer A Friend Program Returns with Bigger Bonuses
    The Bank Mutual Refer A Friend Program has returned with bigger bonuses than ever before, as current customers can now earn $100 for each friend that you refer (previously $50), plus new customers will get $150 for opening a new checking account (pre…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 1:22pm -
  • PNC Business Checking and Merchant Services $200 New Account Bonus
    PNC Bank is offering a $200 bonus when you open a PNC business checking and merchant services account, plus you can earn an extra $100 bonus with a new PNC business credit card, valid through September 30, 2015.Check out the details of this PNC Bank…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 12:10pm -
  • Expedia+ Credit Card Bonuses up to $350 in Hotel Coupons and/or up to $100 Statement Credit
    There are 2 new offers for the Expedia+ Credit Cards from Citibank available, including the Expedia+ Voyager Card with 20,000 bonus points and a $100 statement credit and the Expedia+ Card with 10,000 bonus points and a $50 statement credit.The post…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 9:49am -
  • Regions Bank $50/$150 Referral Program Bonus for Both Parties
    The Regions Bank referral program offers a $50 Visa Reward Card to new Regions LifeGreen Checking account customers and a $150 Visa Reward Card for new Business Checking account customers.New customers can register at this Regions $50 LifeGreen Chec…
    - 3 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 8:17am -
  • AsterRIDE Taxi and Chauffeur App Free $20 Ride Credit and $20 Referrals
    AsterRIDE lets you book a taxi, luxury sedan, SUV, or limousine service in select cities from your iPhone or Android smartphone.Plus, new AsterRIDE users can get a free $20 credit to use toward your first ride when you Download AsterRIDE and enter t…
    - 3 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 3:31am -
  • Lending Club IRA Account up to $500 Cash Bonus Offer for Investors
    The Lending Club peer lending network is offering up to a $500 cash bonus to new Lending Club IRA account investors.Review more details on this Lending Club IRA Account $500 Bonus Offer when you open a new Lending Club IRA today.You may also be int…
    - 3 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 3:15am -
  • Square Cash App $5 Referral Bonus for Both Parties
    The Square Cash App is offering a $5 referral bonus for both parties when a current Square Cash App user refers a new user who links a debit card and sends money for the first time.New Referral Link and Code Available: Just Download the app for iOS…
    - 3 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 2:04am -
  • Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes for Checking and Savings Accounts
    Earn bonus cash for opening a new Chase Bank checking or savings account and meeting the qualifications.Get your Chase Bank Coupon Code Bonuses today to open a new Chase account.The post Chase Bank Bonus Coupon Codes for Checking and Savings Accoun…
    - 3 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 1:45am -
  • Free $5 Starbucks Card to Buy 3 Starbucks or Tazo Products
    Starbucks is offering a free $5 Starbucks Card when you purchase 3 qualifying Starbucks or Tazo products in a single transaction at the grocery store by January 3, 2016.Review this $5 Starbucks Card Promotion if you plan to purchase Starbucks or Taz…
    - 3 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 12:54am -

Boarding Area

  • newMy Uber Mexico City Experience & Why I Challenged the Fare
    Details of my recent Uber Mexico City problem, why I challenged the far and how Uber ultimately decided to respond.The post My Uber Mexico City Experience & Why I Challenged the Fare appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 19 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:35pm -
  • newYou Won’t Believe What Happened Next After How Surprised I Was With These — Especially With #2
    I checked my e-mail messages earlier today and found e-mail messages from all three legacy airlines based in the United States. The title of the messages are indicated by the red arrows in each of the following images...The post You Won’t Believe…
    - 32 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:22pm -
  • newGoogle Project Fi Review: Cheap International Data & Cell Service
    Do you want some pretty cheap international data? How about free SMS with your plan? Check out this Google Project Fi review to see how it performs abroad.The post Google Project Fi Review: Cheap International Data & Cell Service appeared first on R…
    - 34 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:20pm -
  • newHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Go on Vacation
    I rarely go on vacation.  Two years ago, I was super stressed about a 5 day trip (over a weekend) where I wouldn’t have internet access most of the time. My pleasure trips are usually really shot or tied to business trips. But then I went on vacat…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:50pm -
  • newWhich Amex OPEN Savings Benefit Should You Choose?
    Reader David W asked the following question in the "Ask Lucky" forum:I signed up for an got approved for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express via a referral link from this blog. I'm being given a choice of 5% cas…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:33pm -
  • new3x Hertz Points!
    Starting next week, you can earn 3x points on all Hertz rentals! With this promotion you’ll actually earn only 2x points with your first rental and then 3x points with every rental thereafter. I find Hertz points to be quite valuable so I love whe…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:17pm -
  • newThe Truth About Airline Carry-on Sizers and Bag Rules
    Why your 22 inch carry on bag doesn't fit into a 22 inch airline baggage sizer.. and answers to other mysteries.Continue reading The Truth About Airline Carry-on Sizers and Bag Rules...
    - 2 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:04pm -
  • newIguazu Falls, Brazil
    Foz do Iguacu, Brazil is a small city (which feels more like a town), situated at the meeting point of three countries:  Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.  The main attraction here is the cascading waterfalls known as Iguazu Falls  (feel free to spe…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 6:49pm -
  • newStarting To Lose It A Little…Ever Happen To You?
    Trip is coming up and still much to do - and then it starts to feel like you begin to lose it a little bit! Ever happen to you? Then you start actually losing everything!The post Starting To Lose It A Little…Ever Happen To You? appeared first on R…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 6:27pm -
  • newFree Museum Admission Labor Day Weekend
    What are you doing this weekend? If you have a Bank of America credit or debit card, or a Merrill Lynch card, you can get free admission this weekend to more than 150 museums in 32 states. The Museums on Us Program offers free admission one weeken…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 6:18pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Two Starwood promotions for you
    Starwood recently pre-announced its fourth quarter promotion, with registration available on September 23th. The promo, to be known as “Stay for More,” is not quite as good as Hilton’s, but certainly not as weak as Marriott’s. For stays of tw…
    - 1 day ago Sep 3, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • JetBlue’s “status challenge” is worth a look
    Earning elite status with an airline is can be a cumbersome task, given that it involves flying at least 25,000 miles in a year and/or comes with a dollars-spent component. If you’re US traveler, however, who flies mainly within the country and doe…
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 9:45pm -
  • Credit card deals to start the month
    It’s that time of year, when Pats fans start worrying about Tom Brady; we stop complaining about the humidity and start to worry about the snow; and my kids, who thought it would be fun to wake up at 6 am every day all summer, have suddenly decided…
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 9:57pm -
  • Unfortunately, airlines want to make a profit, too
    One thing I’ll say about consumer advocate Chris Elliott: He’s persistent. This morning, he posted an article on fortune.com chastising the airlines for “piling on the perks” for their best customers at the expense of their customers in econo…
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 9:43pm -
  • Extended stay properties (with a quick review)
    When traveling for more than a few days, most people look for the closest and least expensive brand that they’ve heard of and hope for the best. It’s hard, though, to prepare for all the additional costs, including meals, internet access, etc. Th…
    - 5 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 12:51am -
  • Quick hits: Hyatt targeted promotion, Lyft
    For those of you who are New Englanders, you probably have fond memories of Story Land, whether you’ve gone there yourself, taken your kids or both. I’m in New Hampshire for the weekend but couldn’t manage to disconnect completely. A couple of…
    - 6 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 11:17pm -
  • Why I gave in and got a Marriott card
    Yesterday, I did something that I rarely do: I got a credit card for a program that I never use, the Chase Marriott card. The 80,000 point bonus (which ends at the end of August) was simply too good and the value from the card was way higher than the…
    - 8 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 6:15pm -
  • News from around the industry…
    Mileage deals are slow right about now, but there’s a few tidbits around the travel industry that are worth noting Get ready to take off for Cuba. With the US having reopened tourism to the island, airlines are already scheduling flights, with Bloo…
    - 9 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 10:58pm -
  • Quarterly Priority Club bonus: Points or free nights (individualized)
    A few times per year, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG, owner of Intercontinental, Holiday Inn brands, others) does a personalized bonus, based on your stay history and spending patterns with its brands. There are a number of “templates” for of…
    - 10 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 4:10pm -
  • Mileage running for fun and, well, just for fun
    I really appreciate my friend Marty. He’s a great guy and knows all the good restaurants in Las Vegas, but even better, he’s more, er, “enthusiastic*” about miles than I am. Whenever I tell my wife about one of my “exploits,**” causing he…
    - 11 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 6:26pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • 80,000 IHG Points With Increased Chase Offer
    80,000 IHG points are available with the Chase IHG Rewards credit card. This is a solid 25% increase from the regular 60,000 point offer, with some caveats - most notably that in order to receive the...
    - 2 days ago Sep 2, 2015, 12:50pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Kyoto, Japan
    Kyoto, Japan is an incredible tourist spot with an extensive history and colorful picture opportunities. It was the capital city and emperor's residence for over a 100 years and, perhaps more importantly...
    - 3 days ago Sep 1, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • How To Hike Trolltunga In One Day
    My jaw literally dropped the first time I saw a photo of Trolltunga. Instantly I knew I would sit on the edge of the famous "Troll's Tongue." As the end of our trip around the world became near, it was a...
    - 4 days ago Aug 31, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • [Expired] 80,000 Marriott Points With Chase Visa
    80,000 Marriott points are available with the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, a substantial increase from the normal 50,000 point offer. Marriott points can be used at both Marriott and...
    - 6 days ago Aug 29, 2015, 6:02pm -
  • Deal Alert: $299 Round Trip New York To Dublin
    The northeast of the United States has already seen a few big deals pop up this month, mainly within the country. That changed this week when American Airlines announced a new promotion from...
    - 7 days ago Aug 28, 2015, 6:04pm -
  • 4 Steps To Improve Your Credit Score
    Earning points and miles will always start with a credit score. Thousands of people play this game by carefully understanding and maintaining their scores. These people understand that the widely held...
    - 8 days ago Aug 27, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Steps To Use Credit Cards & Maximize Your Travels
    This is the handbook to use credit cards and maximize your travels. In 2011, I began applying for 15+ credit cards a year in order to earn frequent flyer miles. Since then, I've earned over 2,500,000 points and miles and hit 48 countries traveled.…
    - 9 days ago Aug 26, 2015, 2:53pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Hallstatt, Austria
    A "best small town in Europe" list almost never excludes Hallstatt, Austria. The adorable town, dating back over 7,000 years as a salt mine, has been on my bucket list ever since seeing pictures nearly ten...
    - 10 days ago Aug 25, 2015, 12:28pm -
  • The Most Underrated Credit Card For Large Spenders
    The credit card game changes the more you spend. If you spend $1,000 a month, your bonus options are different than someone spending a much larger amount. Small business can often be placed in the...
    - 11 days ago Aug 24, 2015, 12:57pm -
  • American Express Cards May Be Hurting Your Credit Score
    American Express is a tricky bank. Their no spending limit policy on charge cards is an amazing asset for high-spenders, allowing virtually unlimited spend each month – as long as you pay it off. But that could...
    - 14 days ago Aug 21, 2015, 12:46pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 1 min ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:53pm -
  • newCheap Flights! Hysterical
    Well, I thought I had already posted this but couldn't find it went I went to update it.Somehow came upon this incredibly clever video a month or so ago. Make sure to watch it - hysterical. My wife and I and another couple just returned this morni…
    - 2 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:52pm -
  • newLet's Pull Another Plane!
    It's only been a few months since team Global Hashtags pulled a Delta 757 to raise money for cancer.Looks like we need to get another team together. Who's up for it????http://thegate.boardingarea.com/want-to-pull-an-airplane-you-can-do-it-for-a-goo…
    - 8 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:46pm -
  • newMillion Mile Mileage Accumulation on AP Your Account Page
    Just noticed this on my account page - Air Canada Million Mile Program - Status Miles accumulated *Not sure how long this has been there but it is a nice addition.Here is the link on the page - http://www.aircanada.com/en/aeroplan/mmp.html
    - 22 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:32pm -
  • newAC seat selection
    AC seat selection Booked a ticket thru a travel agent on the ever busy AC-15 YYZ/HKG sector. As a 35k'er I used to Pre-Select a seat with the old site. Now it will not allow this. Do I have to wait 24hrs.before, or phone them? Ed
    - 25 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:29pm -
  • newTinkering with the J menus
    Subtitle: "something fishy?"In-flight catering is, once again, up for changes. In the past couple of months, I have noted several variations of the time-honoured cheese plate, and now there are two new snacklets to augment the weary old troika of c…
    - 53 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:01pm -
  • newYou will soon need a PIN when calling the (Aeroplan) call centre...
    "To serve you faster and to better protect your account, we will soon require that all members set up a PIN to be used when calling the Aeroplan Contact Centre. Make sure to share your PIN with anyone who may contact us on your behalf."They provide…
    - 56 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:58pm -
  • newNuremberg '15
    UA1083 IAD SFO 1030 1328 739 2AI really don't like the F seats made to the Continentalspecification: it's hard to get quality sleep or even rest,and as I've said here before the merger, I preferred thephysical product of United economy plus to Co…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:52pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 hour ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:44pm -
  • newNew Luxury Hotels for 2014/2015
    http://www.fourseasons.com/content/fourseasons/en/properties/johannesburg.html
    - 1 hour ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:38pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newLas Vegas - any decent hotels?
    Currently planning a road trip for my 50th! It looks like we will be in or around Las Vegas on the date of my birthday. I am not into casinos or suchlike however I am sure some fun can be had in the area. Is there any decent hotels in Vegas.…
    - 18 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:36pm -
  • newElement fargo really amazing
    They picked me up from the airport outside shuttle hours( did not allow me to tip too wow),allowed me to get my breakfast at 1 pm ( saved it for me),Allowed me to get the green choice points ( even though they don't participate in it) because it...
    - 19 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:35pm -
  • newHoneymoon In Europe (UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, etc.) - AA/LH/EK F
    Hi everyone! This is going to be my very first trip report on FT. I'm going to start with a small introduction and background on how this trip came to be before jumping in to all the fun stuff. To preface, I wasn’t new to the points game, but I.…
    - 26 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:28pm -
  • newAI aircraft in LIS on 03-Sept-2015
    Just wondering why there was a AI plane in LIS on 03-Sep-2015. Plane was parked away from a gate. I thought AI didn't fly into LIS.
    - 28 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:26pm -
  • newFewer Km to connect in SCL
    Just ran across something strange. LP shows 65km for MEX-SCL J but only 50km for MEX-SCL-SAO for same first leg. Is this a known glitch?
    - 28 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:26pm -
  • newCan't find RJ awards online
    I'm looking to redeem avios for AMM-JFK, direct with RJ in C, but can't find any availability for this on the BA site. My dates are quite flexible. All I get are the far more expensive and unpleasant options of connecting flights. However, when...
    - 34 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:20pm -
  • newAirline changed my award ticket schedule
    I booked a flight on Cathay Pacific using AA miles. The flight had a 2 segments, thru Hong Kong with a 4 hour layover. We booked about 10 months out since award tickets are hard to come by. We had many award options when we booked, but went with..…
    - 46 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:08pm -
  • newLounge access in SCL?
    Hi - I am flying United Business First from Santiago to Houston. Is there a lounge I can access or pay to access a lounge in Santiago Airport? Thanks.
    - 54 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newNumber of days for Langkawi, Penang, Bangkok?
    We have 11 days to spend in Asia. This will be a family vacation with 2 boys (11, 8) and my wife. My boys love the water, light culture, and food. When I can get them away from their video games that is. My wife hates the beach, loves museums...
    - 57 mins ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:57pm -
  • newHow do budget Chinese airlines compare with budget European ones?
    In terms of flight comfort, space, experience, etc. how do Chinese domestic airlines that are budget (Spring Air, Sichuan, etc.) compare with those in Europe (Ryanair, Transavia, etc.)?
    - 1 hour ago Sep 4, 2015, 7:52pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newWould this sub benefit from adding a "Filter by Flair" feature?
    I am wondering what people think about this, and to see if the mods want to add this feature to the sub. If you take a look over at /r/personalfinance you will see that they added a Flair/subject in front of post not too long ago. We already write th…
    - 2 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 6:48pm -
  • newMMS Now just lifting content from here
    Link This is why we can't have nice things..... Many here are glad to be helpful and share info with other members, but I'm not so sure they would like that info being disseminated to the public at large. If they are ok with it, than kudos to them, s…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 5:45pm -
  • newCan anyone confirm if you can pay with another card when using discovery deals?
    I'm looking to rent a car through Hertz and there is a good discount code on discovery deals. However, it says to pay with your discover card. I was hoping to pay using my barclays arrival+ and redeem my miles. submitted by throw_a_way_69 [link] […
    - 4 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 4:45pm -
  • newHow was the PIN determined on MCGCs 4 years ago?
    I bought a bunch of MCGCs within the past month. One of them is significantly older than the others, having an expiration date that is 3-4 years older than the others. Every other card has the PIN printed on the inside of the package. There is a flap…
    - 5 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 3:29pm -
  • newRecent datapoints on Chase Mileage Plus Explorer and Ink Plus retention offers?
    The FT thread hasn't been updated in a while. Any recent experience with retention offers on these cards? I've been calling for 2 months and still haven't gotten anything except once they offered 10,000 points on my United card but the call dropped a…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:58pm -
  • newMega Thread: All Amex Platinum, Airline Reimbursements, and everything else goes here.
    Welcome to /r/churning! We invite everybody to use this thread as a catch-all for your Amex Platinum questions. Any and all posts regarding the card, the bonus, availability, reimbursement data points, etc belong here. Please post all data points and…
    - 6 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:44pm -
  • newNeed some help regarding CITIGOLD checking promotion
    Hi Guys, i opened a new Citigold checking account on end of june and did my two bill pays on July and August and the august month's statement also generated on 08/31. But i am yet to receive the bonus . I can see i got some 600 points but not sure wh…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 2:06pm -
  • newWorking at Target
    Has anyone contemplated or followed through with getting a part time gig at their local Target with the specific intent of networking and loading their Redcards? I've been thinking of pursuing this more and more now due to the difficulty with VGCs. M…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 4, 2015, 12:20pm -
  • newUnited explorer card and the annual fee
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