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The Points Guy

  • new8 Greek Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
    We all know about the legendary Santorini sunsets or the epic parties on Mykonos, but what about the thousands of other Greek Islands out there? We’re not talking Crete, Rhodes or that stopover in Kos when you hopped off your cruise ship. Stunn…
    - 7 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 10:59pm -
  • newLive From Doha: How Qatar Is Handling the Electronics Ban
    Hello from Doha, Qatar! Last week’s news of the ban on carry-on electronics came suddenly, giving airlines just 96 hours to implement procedures to eliminate large electronics from aircraft cabins for flights to the US. To get a real sense of how…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:59pm -
  • newIn Oregon, and Now, Amsterdam, the Latest Craze Is… Goat Yoga?
    A new yoga trend is gaining steam and it’s certainly… unique. Goat Yoga, a new craze that began on a farm in Oregon last year, has now found its way across the pond to the Ridammerhoeve Goat Farm, located just outside Amsterdam. What exactly…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • newDid United Really Refuse to Fly Two Girls For Wearing Leggings?
    United Airlines is trying to clean up a social media mess right now after a Twitter user reported witnessing a gate agent in Denver refuse to allow two young women to board a flight to Minneapolis earlier this morning due to the way they were dres…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 5:52pm -
  • new4 Tips for When You Check Your Electronic Devices
    For many people, travel is already stressful enough. As of this week, it’s become a lot more complicated too, in the wake of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new electronics ban, which…
    - 15 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 3:29pm -
  • new9 Things No One Tells You About… Kyoto
    Kyoto is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Inundated with millions of visitors annually, the city’s residents remain calm and try to keep some of their favorites places, old and new, secret from outsiders. And, as Japan’s imperial ca…
    - 17 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:29pm -
  • newTip: Take a Free Walking Tour to Explore a New City
    In case you weren’t aware and are looking for something to do on your next trip, many cities around the world offer free walking tours. There isn’t an official fee for these tours, but the idea is that you tip your guide at the end of the tour if…
    - 18 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 11:59am -
  • newWhy Is Room Service So Ridiculously Expensive?
    Quora.com is a question-and-answer site where content is written and edited by its community of users. Occasionally we syndicate content from the site if we think it will interest TPG readers. This article originally appeared on Quora.com in respo…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Hotel Review: A Deluxe Room at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
    Frankly, there are better lodging options in Nashville. The pros: newly renovated rooms and complimentary shuttle service within a 10-mile radius. The cons: Malfunctioning fire alarms that went off twice at 3:00am during our stay, untrained hotel sta…
    - 1 day ago Mar 25, 2017, 10:59pm -
  • 6 Best Places to See the Northern Lights
    The Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) may seem like a phenomenon that only happens in far-flung locales too out of reach to even try making the trek — think again. These dancing lights glowing above the northern hemisphere’s magnetic pole hav…
    - 1 day ago Mar 25, 2017, 7:59pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

  • Latest Updates on the Inflight Electronics Ban
    Emirates has arranged to let customers use electronics up until boarding. Royal Jordanian has become an airline of poets. Sadly their latest doesn't begin, "there once was a DHS Secretary from Nantucket.."Continue reading Latest Updates on the Infli…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 1:34pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Announces They’re Killing Virgin America, Long Live Virgin America
    Alaska Airlines announced that they'll be eliminating the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Along with that they've made several product change announcements.Continue reading Alaska Airlines Announces They’re Killing Virgin America, Long Liv…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 11:34am -
  • The 5 Best Ways to Get a Great Deal to Hawaii
    US airline frequent flyer programs charge about 45,000 miles roundtrip in economy for a saver award and 75,000 or 80,000 miles in first class. That's actually really expensive, compared to paid ticket prices much of the time (not least of which beca…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 12:04am -
  • Washington National Airport is Building an Entire New Concourse to Solve the Hell of Just One Gate
    Arguably the worst place in any US airport is Washington National’s Gate 35X. I’ve said that the previous administration could have closed the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and just moved terrorism suspects to this gate.Continue reading Wash…
    - 4 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 9:34pm -
  • New 2.5% Cash Back Card (3% and No Fee First Year) and Hotel Booking Data
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading New 2.5% Cash Back Card (3% and No Fee First Year) and Hotel Booking Data.…
    - 4 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 7:04pm -
  • How to Save Up to $500 Each Time You Face a Big Flight Delay
    Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card that covers your purchases and your travels when things go wrong. How do some of the premium cards compare in this way?Continue reading How to Save Up to $500 Each Time You Face a Big Flight Delay...
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 4:34pm -
  • Revenue-Based Programs Aren’t King, They’re a Cop Out
    Jay Sorenson has an interesting new report (.pdf) declaring ‘revenue is now king’ that revenue-based programs are the new ‘it’ in loyalty. The piece begins by citing all sorts of reasons why revenue matters to a company, which is of course bo…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 2:04pm -
  • The Electronics Ban Is a Stupid (or Evil Genius) Way to Address a Possibly Real Problem
    I have absolutely no doubt that there's intelligence surrounding attempts to hide explosive devices inside electronics. There has been specific intelligence on this before. That's why at times we've had to turn on electronic devices, and It's certa…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 12:04pm -
  • Watch a Hotel Fix All the Minor Complaints I Can Throw at Them
    My recent stay at the Hyatt Centric Arlington (former Hyatt Arlington) was a case study in how to slap together a renovation. The bathroom countertops, floor tiles, and much of the wallpaper are the same as before the renovation.There was little th…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 12:04am -
  • How Some Hyatts Play Games to Prevent You From Redeeming Your Points
    The Andaz Maui rarely offers cash and points awards, which is fair, because those are voluntary. They restricted top tier elite suite upgrades to a new separate room type, poolside suites — a lesser room category that there’s only a few of on pr…
    - 5 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 9:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newSPG Amex Vs. Hilton Amex — Which Limited Time Sign-Up Bonus Is Better?
    American Express' co-branded hotel credit cards are on fire at the moment. We're seeing huge increased sign-up bonuses on both the Hilton and Starwood co-brand cards.The details of the increased Starwood Amex bonuses (which expire on April 5, 2017)…
    - 9 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 9:31pm -
  • newReview: Air France Lounge San Francisco Airport
    Our flight from San Francisco to Seoul Incheon was departing at 11:30AM, and we arrived at the airport plenty early, at around 8AM. Korean Air departs from International Terminal A at SFO, and they use check-in Zone 9. Their check-in only opened at 8…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 7:33pm -
  • newThe Best Way To Book American’s A321 Transcon First Class
    American offers a pretty solid product in first & business class on their transcon flights. At least the hard product is great, while the service and food are just okay. American is the only airline still offering three classes of service from New Yo…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 6:04pm -
  • newHere’s Why United Was (Probably) Right To Deny Boarding To A Girl In Leggings
    There's an interesting situation that's getting a bit of attention on Twitter today about a lady who witnessed a few girls be denied boarding off a United flight because they were wearing leggings.The Twitter user was flying from Denver to Mexico Ci…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 4:26pm -
  • newJoin Alaska Mileage Plan And Earn 5,000 Bonus Miles After Your First Flight
    Earlier in the year, Alaska offered 10,000 bonus miles to anyone who had both an Alaska Mileage Plan and Virgin America Elevate account, and then linked them. While Virgin America Elevate won't cease to exist until early 2018, they already want as ma…
    - 14 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 3:57pm -
  • newAir Canada Will (Sort Of) Sell You A Day Pass To The United Polaris Lounge
    The Polaris Lounge in Chicago is the first of a new network of lounges that United is building exclusively for their premium cabin travelers. These lounges feature daybeds, showers, and order-off-the-menu food service. My family recently had the chan…
    - 16 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 2:33pm -
  • newIntroduction: Journey To Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, And Kuwait
    For about a year now, Ford has expressed interest in visiting Bhutan. While I had heard of Bhutan, and could have probably roughly pointed to it on a map, at the time I didn't know much about it at all. But the more research I did, the more intereste…
    - 17 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:03pm -
  • newHere’s How Airlines Handled The Electronics Ban On Day One
    The electronics ban for US-bound flights officially went into effect for many airlines yesterday, March 25, 2017. Over the past several days we've learned how airlines will be dealing with the ban, including Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish.Based on th…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 11:33am -
  • Weekly Review: March 25, 2017
    Last weekend I returned to the US after a two week trip to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Kuwait, so have been spending the past week on the ground catching up on sleep, given that I typically don't get all that much rest when traveling to Asia. I al…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 6:02pm -
  • Should You Get The Amex Hilton Surpass Or Citi Hilton Reserve?
    Earlier I wrote a post comparing the increased sign-up bonuses on the no annual fee Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the $75 annual fee Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express. The cards are offering increased sign-up bon…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 8:27pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newStacking for big discounts on unique hotel experiences
    This morning, we published a quick deal alerting readers to the opportunity to get $10 off of a $50 Hotels.com gift card at Staples this week. While that amounts to a 20% discount on a $50 gift card, Hotels.com only allows one gift card to be entered…
    - 6 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 12:08am -
  • newLots of Sears Shop Your Way deals today
    Sears has a number of very good deals today with high numbers of Shop Your Way points back on purchases of a number of different Craftsmen tools. Many of the items come with points that are available to be used immediately on other items. For example…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:37pm -
  • new5,000 Alaska Airlines miles for joining MileagePlan and taking a flight
    Alaska Airlines is offering a very generous promotion for new members — join mileage plan before April 30th and take your first flight with Alaska before September 30th, 2017 and get 5,000 bonus miles. That is a great bonus for joining as we rarely…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 6:50pm -
  • newSunset by Sunday for these last chance deals
      Like sands through the hourglass, these are this week’s last chance deals. This past week has seen the introduction of some exciting limited-time sign up bonuses.  The week to come will see the end of a couple of popular deals. Read on for date…
    - 20 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 10:38am -
  • newSleep Cheap(er): 20% off Hotels.com gift cards + 5x at Staples
    This week, Staples is offering $10 off when purchasing a $50 Hotels.com gift card. The Deal $10 off when you buy a $50 Hotels.com gift card Key Terms In-store only Valid 3/26-4/1 Bottom Line This can be a great way to save a few bucks and earn 5x on…
    - 23 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 7:37am -
  • From the bargain basement to baller style: travel for every budget and taste
    Welcome to this week’s Frequent Miler around the web, where we recap some of the most interesting stories we came across around the Internet. Enjoy! How to visit 15 European capitals for less than £300 Before discovering miles and points, my wife…
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 12:41am -
  • Update: One-way car rentals from 4.95 per day
    Last night, we wrote about $8 one-way car rentals from Florida and Arizona courtesy of Hertz. The Gate reports that Avis has one-way spring rentals from just $4.95 per day! Discounted rentals are available between April 1st, and June 30th, though the…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 1:03pm -
  • The secret to wedded bliss: two for one
    Welcome to this week’s recap of the top stories here at Frequent Miler: Use companion tickets for business and first class flights When I was a kid, my uncle Angel asked me if I knew what marriage meant. When I shrugged my eight-year-old shoulders…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 10:38am -
  • Use companion tickets for business and first class flights
    Earlier this week I published a roundup companion ticket opportunities: The Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets. We have also recently published a few options for getting great business class flight prices.  For examples, please see the follo…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 12:20am -
  • Hertz one-way for $8 per day from FL or AZ, economy to full size car rentals
    Hertz is currently offering rentals for $7.99 per day one-way from Florida and Arizona to select markets between April 17th, 2017 and June 15, 2017. Unlimited miles are included and rentals are limited to a maximum of 14 days. The $7.99 pricing is a…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 9:37pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Rewards programs, ranked by reliability
    One fun thing about writing a blog is that reader feedback gives you a chance to see how different ideas interact and collide. Last Friday when I wrote "While I'm willing to take unlimited risk in my investment portfolio, I'm willing to take virtuall…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 5:21pm -
  • Quick hit: new Hilton all-inclusive award pricing is great
    I earn a lot of Hilton HHonors points, and I'm going to be earning even more than usual this week, so I decided to take a look at some of Hilton's all-inclusive resorts to see if I could lock in some award space for next Presidents Day, since I had s…
    - 7 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 3:19pm -
  • The advantages of prepaying for travel at a discount
    I have never belonged to the "travel is free" school of travel hackers, not because I don't think there are free or negative-cost methods of manufacturing spend (there are) or because I think my time has intrinsic value (it doesn't), but for the much…
    - 13 days ago Mar 14, 2017, 9:59am -
  • How do you want to think about budgeting for your hotel stays?
    I've written a series of posts about my preferred metric for evaluating hotel loyalty programs, which I call imputed redemption values. This is a straightforward metric that tells you if redeeming hotel rewards points gives you a better or worse deal…
    - 18 days ago Mar 9, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Doubt, skepticism, and risk management
    Late last week there was a widely-publicized deal allowing you to earn 150 Avios per dollar spent at Match.com (with follow-up here). I had an exchange on Twitter with Ralph at PointsCentric that got me thinking about an issue that comes up fairly…
    - 21 days ago Mar 6, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Rebook your Hilton award reservations, but carefully
    Some friends recently told me that since the latest changes to Hilton Honors went into effect they'd seen prices go down at some properties where they had existing reservations. I hopped online and saw that, indeed, the pricing on one of my upcoming…
    - 24 days ago Mar 3, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Blending earning and redemption rates
    When an affiliate blogger is trying to sell you a credit card that allows you to redeem bank points against a travel purchase, they sometimes pull this fairly ingenious, if transparent, sleight of hand:When you earn airline miles for a purchase, then…
    - 25 days ago Mar 2, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Money is fungible, but only if you funge it
    Back in October, over at the Saverocity Observation Deck podcast Joe Cheung interviewed Noah from Money Metagame and they discussed a post Noah wrote last year asking the question, "Is Anyone Actually Saving Money By Travel Hacking?"Read the whole p…
    - 27 days ago Feb 28, 2017, 10:59am -
  • Quick hits: hijinks booking Mileage Plan awards on Virgin America
    In the last few months I've written a couple posts about booking award travel on Virgin America, with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles and with HawaiianMiles, mentioning a few things I had come across doing everyday research.Lo and behold, I actual…
    - 32 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 10:59am -
  • My Jamaica all-inclusive wasn't annoying for any of the reasons I expected
    I got back from Jamaica on Monday night, and had an absolutely marvelous time. On Friday I wrote about some questions I had about the experience, since I've never visited an all-inclusive resort (or Jamaica) before.Now I have the answers to those que…
    - 33 days ago Feb 22, 2017, 10:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • newYou Can Redeem Your Alaska Companion Certificate on Virgin America
    I tend to toot Alaska MileagePlan’s horn quite a bit because I myself am a big fan of Alaska miles. You get free stopovers on one way awards, Alaska has a great mix of partners from multiple alliances, and their award charts are filled with sweets…
    - 18 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Barclaycard Arrival Plus: 2% Back Card with $500 Sign Up Bonus
    The king of cash back cards is the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®, which offers 2% back on all purchases in the form of free travel. To be clear, the card is not a cash back card since the rewards are in the form of free travel,…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 12:48pm -
  • How Long Does it Take SPG Points to Transfer?
    Since award space can be a scarce resource, it is important to note that not all transferrable points transfer to their partners instantaneously. This is the third post of a four part series going over how long it takes each type of transferrable po…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 12:24am -
  • Record High Bonuses on Hilton Amex: 195k Points + Free Night Certificate
    There are two American Express Hilton credit cards with limited time increased sign up bonuses–the highest we’ve ever seen–that should catch your attention. One even comes with a free weekend night certificate, a totally new benefit included…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 5:32pm -
  • When Was the Last Transfer Bonus? Part 1: Membership Rewards
    American Express Membership Rewards, SPG Points, and Citi ThankYou Points, three of the four major transferrable point currencies, will periodically run transfer bonuses to loyalty program partners. For example, if you had transferred Membership Rew…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 1:19am -
  • The Best Four Airline Transfer Partners of SPG Starpoints
    Let’s run through the best airline transfer options while the Starwood Preferred Guest personal and business credit cards from American Express come with 35,000 bonus Starpoints for spending $5,000 and $8,000 respectively in the first six months o…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • $1,733 RT in AeroMexico Business NYC Buenos Aires
    I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is design…
    - 5 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 8:17pm -
  • New Low Cost Carrier LEVEL Debuts $150 flights West Coast > Spain
    The International Airlines Group (IAG), owners of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus, introduced a long haul low cost carrier last week called LEVEL. The airline is based out of Barcelona and has just four destinations for now. Flight…
    - 6 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 12:30pm -
  • Singapore Changes As Of March 23: Award Devaluation & No More Fuel Surcharges
    REMINDER: The changes outlined in this post kick in March 23 (this coming Thursday). If you want to book a Singapore award flying Singapore or Silk Air before the changes, remember to book by Wednesday, March 22. Also keep in mind if you are transfer…
    - 6 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Wrap Up & Index
    This is the final post in a series about how to maximize value when transferring your Chase Ultimate Rewards to airline loyalty program partners.  Maximizing Your Ultimate Rewards Series Index Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: United MileagePlus Maximi…
    - 7 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 12:37pm -

Frequent Flier

  • APA: American Sacrifices Passengers and Safety for On-Time Departures
    Pilots’ union accuses carrier of leaving pilots behind to maintain federally-measured rates. The Allied Pilots Association (APA) is once again rallying against American Airlines, now claiming the airline is leaving safety regulations and passengers…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 10:30pm -
  • Indian Airlines Place Parliament Member on No-Fly List
    MP Ravindra Gaikwad was grounded after a video emerged of the lawmaker beating an Air India employee with a slipper because he was denied a business class seat. Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad won’t need to ask the question “Do you know who…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 10:06pm -
  • Jetblue PAX Overdoses on Heroin
    A JetBlue flight preparing to depart from JFK Wednesday was forced to taxi back to the gate after a passenger overdosed on heroin. The plane was on the taxiway when the man reportedly began to foam at the mouth. Once the plane returned to the termina…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 9:13pm -
  • Emirates Unveils New Feature in Light of Ban
    Following the implementation of a recent travel ban courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Emirates has unveiled a handling option that allows passengers to use their devices until the last moment before they have to be stowed. The ele…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 7:46pm -
  • Worst Passenger of the Week: B-List Celebrities Gone Wild
    Every Friday, FlyerTalk looks back at the week’s most charming individuals. While there are always plenty of contenders for our Worst Passenger of the Week award, only one lucky flyer can take home the glory. Here are this week’s winners. Third P…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 7:43pm -
  • DHS Sees Protest Against Electronics Ban
    The prohibition on bigger electronic items in the cabin came as a shock to certain carriers and facilities, leaving some to query their inclusion in the new regulations. The ban on larger electronic items in the cabins of US and UK-bound flights orig…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Guess Which Country Is Running Out of Room for Tourists
    New Zealand is reportedly running out of hotel beds to house tourists. According to the country’s tourist board, New Zealand predicted 3.1 million arrivals by last year, but documented 3.5 million visitors; a growth of 12 percent year-over-year. A…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch Do Hotel Ad
    Legendary director David Lynch and longtime collaborator Kyle MacLachlan have partnered with the James West Hollywood-Sunset Hotel to celebrate its grand opening on May 1. The commercial, a collaboration between the hotel and the David Lynch Foundati…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 10:00am -
  • Failure to Reach Brexit Bill Deal Could Cause Cross-Border Disruption
    No fee, no win: Britain must pay up before leaving the EU or risk serious disruption to air travel and trade. Disruption to air travel and trade could be on the cards for Britain if it refuses to pay an exit fee for leaving the European Union (EU), t…
    - 3 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 11:25pm -
  • American Airlines Prepares for Chinese Investment
    American’s parent company could take stake in China Southern Airlines American Airlines could be preparing to expand their international footprint through an investment in a Chinese carrier. Bloomberg reports the Fort Worth-based parent company of…
    - 3 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 11:15pm -

Travel is Free

  • Avianca LifeMiles Card enough for 4 Roundtrips to Latin America
    Recently I saw on RapidTravelChai a link & code for […]The post Avianca LifeMiles Card enough for 4 Roundtrips to Latin America appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 6 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 4:08pm -
  • Ninh Binh, Vietnam
    We decided to do a last minute day trip from Hanoi. Rea […]The post Ninh Binh, Vietnam appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 11 days ago Mar 15, 2017, 9:00pm -
  • Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass
    It’s the time of year to talk about the Southwest […]The post Everything About the Southwest Companion Pass appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 70 days ago Jan 16, 2017, 6:10pm -
  • 5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios
    Avios are likely the easiest frequent flyer miles to ea […]The post 5 Tips Before You Use Your British Airways Avios appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 77 days ago Jan 9, 2017, 4:12am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newWill You Lose Free Nights If You Cancel a Hotel Card?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Carberrie, commented: I have the Citi Hilton Reserve card, which comes with an annual free weekend night at certain Hilton hotels after spending $10,000 in a membership year.  I met the spending requirement and have 1 y…
    - 16 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • newA Completely Free Trip to Iceland With Points & Cash Back Cards, Including Spending Money!
    Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Antonio is our newest reader success story to show folks it…
    - 22 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:31am -
  • newWhich Marriott Hotel to Book Using 7-Night Certificate From Southwest Flight Package?
    Million Mile Secrets reader, Bonnie, commented: I used hotel points to book a Marriott Hotel + Air package and get the Southwest Companion Pass.  Perhaps a post about getting the best value with the 7-night Marriott certificate would be helpful ……
    - 22 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:01am -
  • Blog Giveaway: 18,000 Choice Hotel Points
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! We love our readers!  To show our thanks for your support, we’re giving away 18,000 Choice hotel points! I’ll show you how to enter! Choice is giving folks the opportunity to earn elite sta…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 8:00am -
  • 7,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Winner!
    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in our 7,000 Alaska Airlines miles giveaway! Find out who won! Congrats to Martin, who won by following Million Mile Secrets on Twitter! Emily will be in tou…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 7:30am -
  • You Can Use Starwood Points for ANY Flight, but Should You?
    One of my favorite uses of Starwood points is transferring them to airline partners for award flights.  Because you get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer. But with SPG Flights, you can use Starwood points for … Contin…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • Fantastic 100,000-Point Marriott Sign-Up Bonus!
    Fantastic news for folks who use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points! You can now earn 100,000 Marriott points with the increased sign-up bonus on the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card after completing minimum spending requirements.  …
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 5:26pm -
  • What We Know (and Do NOT Know!) About the Future of Starwood’s Loyalty Program
    The Marriott – Starwood merger officially closed in September 2016.  And you can link your Starwood and Marriott accounts to enjoy the perks of both programs. But you might be wondering, what’s the future of Starwood’s loyalty program?  Whil…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • “If It Seems Like a Good Deal, Jump On It. If You Wait to See If It Worked for Others, It Will Expire”
    Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money! Miles & Points Interview:   Discounts & Deals 4 Military Bobby started Discounts & Deals 4 Military to highlight discounts…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 8:30am -
  • Fare Sale: 5 US Cities to Iceland Starting at $200 Round-Trip!
    Via The Points Guy, you can fly from several US cities to Iceland in coach starting at just $200 round-trip! I found flights from San Francisco to Reykjavik for $260 departing April 16, 2017, and returning April 27, 2017.  These fares … Continue…
    - 3 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 7:53pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • The Best Way to Travel Around Southern Africa
    Planning a trip to southern Africa? Wondering how to make it happen? Find out the best (and cheapest!) way to explore the continent on a budget! The writers from The World Pursuit are here to share budget tips for how to get around Southern Africa wi…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • What Lies Ahead: Upcoming Blogs, Projects, and More!
    Hey travel lover! I know it’s been super quiet on the blog and social media over the past month and there’s good reason for that! Today, I wanted to give a little update on the going on behind the scenes and what to expect in the coming months! F…
    - 7 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Why It’s Never the Right Time to Travel
    If you want to travel now, but you’re scared to go it alone, you’ll find ways to say you can’t do it right now: you’re not ready; your job, friends, or fears are holding you back; you have too many obligations. Solo female travel expert, Kris…
    - 18 days ago Mar 9, 2017, 3:26pm -
  • 11 Ways to Improve Your Travel Writing
    To be a successful travel writer or blogger, you have to keep learning. In this post, David Farley, an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, shares 11 tips on how to keep getting better so that you can reach wi…
    - 21 days ago Mar 6, 2017, 3:42pm -
  • The Nomadic Network: The New Way to Meet Other Travelers
    I'm excited to announce a new in-person community project called The Nomadic Network. It's to help build support systems for travelers by helping you plan, get inspired, and meet other travelers. I'll start by hosting in-person meetups around the US,…
    - 25 days ago Mar 2, 2017, 3:04pm -
  • How to Visit Malta on a Budget
    Many people don't realize it, but Malta is one of the best budget destinations in Europe. Your money can go further here than in a lot of Europe. In this post, I give you the breakdown of what it costs to travel Malta, give you tips on how to save ev…
    - 32 days ago Feb 23, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • 23 Reader Questions. 23 Attempted Answers.
    You asked so I answered! In this big Q&A post, I answer your questions about finding your passion, how to travel without a lot of money, the best credit cards, my upcoming tour, homesickness, if it's safe to travel to the United States, and much more…
    - 35 days ago Feb 20, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • Announcing My 2017 Group Tours!
    The Nomadic Matt tours are back with tours to Amsterdam/Paris, Vienna/Prague, NYC, and Austin! On my tours, I take you to all my favorite sights, restaurants, bars, and off-the-beaten-track attractions. Here's everything you need to know about what m…
    - 39 days ago Feb 16, 2017, 2:15pm -
  • 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera
    Having a new camera doesn't mean your photos are going to automatically improve. That's why award-winning photographer Laurence Norah is sharing his 10 tips that will help you along the road to getting better travel shots with a new camera.The post…
    - 42 days ago Feb 13, 2017, 2:41pm -
  • Malta: The Country of Half-Neglected Buildings
    In search of warmer weather during a winter trip to Europe, I headed to Malta. I'd never been before but it came so heavily recommended! While mostly a summer destination, I still loved my visit to the country but what I loved the most was what I had…
    - 46 days ago Feb 9, 2017, 3:06pm -

The Hustle Blog

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

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • Some Card Updates
    Thanks to reader Scoot for sharing a new Marriott card link. Fine, his name is actually Scott (I made a typo and have been calling him Scoot because I’m secretly 12 years old). The link is worth 107,500 points after meeting the spend and adding a…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 7:19am -
  • MLB And SPG
    Can you think of anything more American than baseball and Starwood? Actually, I take it back…there are lots of things – apple pie, not knowing how to use apostrophes, butt implants, etc. But that’s a different conversation. The point is, many o…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 7:02am -
  • 10,000 Amex Points For A Few
    I started this blog 60 years ago. Or maybe it was 6. Either way, it feels like forever. And I can’t remember a time before this offer popped up. Like clockwork, I get an email every few months from someone who sees it again. Here’s the scoop… I…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 7:00am -
  • Alaska Cards Improvement
    I love Alaska cards. They’re easier for me to get than most, I’ve had dozens of them, and the miles are extremely valuable. They also come with a companion discount code…it’s the best part of the card other than the miles. Pretty simple – f…
    - 6 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 7:04am -
  • Gift Cards At Staples
    Through Saturday, get 20 bucks from Staples when you spend $300 in-store on Mastercard gift cards. As always, this is intended for nerds with Inks. And if you’re looking to spend money at Staples, you might also want to look in the direction of Gap…
    - 7 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 7:00am -
  • Tech Issues
    The short version? I moved hosts, the new one sucked, and I’m now trying to get everything back to the old one. The longer version? I’m going nuts trying to figure this out. Good chance I’ll either have a drinking problem, a nervous breakdown,…
    - 9 days ago Mar 18, 2017, 11:02am -
  • 25 Bucks From Amazon And Amex
    Reader Joan reached out to share that this one is working again. Do you have an American Express card you get Membership Rewards points from? If so, it should be a pretty easy $25 from Amazon. I wouldn’t loiter…if you’re interested, move quickl…
    - 17 days ago Mar 10, 2017, 8:00am -
  • No More Plastiq Posts
    This is far from an exact science. Sometimes I avoid posting too much about companies that kind of suck (see: Uber’s treatment of drivers and their CEO with issues). Other times I post too often about an unspectacular company because I really re…
    - 18 days ago Mar 9, 2017, 8:48am -
  • Last Chance For Best Bonus
    Looking back, it’s hard to remember a week going by without someone asking (in these exact words), “What credit card do you think I should get?” I rarely ever reply with one specific card. But that changed when Chase started offering 100,000 p…
    - 19 days ago Mar 8, 2017, 9:54am -
  • Uber Credit For Hotel Stays
    Thanks to reader Tony for sharing this one. Apparently you can get Uber credit for stays with Rocketmiles now. This is probably the longest I’ve ever gone without writing about either of these 2 companies. As always, I like the people at Rocketmile…
    - 20 days ago Mar 7, 2017, 9:25am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for March 26, 2017
    If you’re looking to travel in the most cost efficient and money-saving way possible, here is a list of the best flight deals of the day! These promotions normally are only good for a few days. Make sure if you find a promotion that you like, book…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:19pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for March 26, 2017
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on laptops, T.Vs, computers, cell phones, household appliances, and many other items? You’re in the right spot! Today we have the Dell Laptop, Asus Laptop, Insignia HDTV, Travelpro Suitcase, and much more. Lo…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:00pm -
  • newDell Inspiron 15 i7 15.6″ Laptop via Office Depot & OfficeMax: $499.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new Dell Inspiron 15 i7 15.6″ Laptop for only $499.99 + FREE SHIPPING! Web pages, games and apps fire up fast with up to 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors thanks to premium performance and stunning visuals. G…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 7:59pm -
  • newASUS 24″ VG248QE 144Hz 1ms LED 3D Monitor via Amazon: $204.99 + Free Shipping
    For a limited time, you can order a new ASUS 24″ VG248QE 144Hz 1ms LED 3D Monitor for only $204.99 + FREE SHIPPING! Competitive console and PC gamers unite with the defacto tournament monitor of esports, the ASUS VG248QE, which features a 24″,…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 7:38pm -
  • newRed Rocks Credit Union Referral Promotion: $50 Bonus (CO)
    Red Rocks Credit Union is offering a $50 bonus when you tell your friends and family to become a member at Red Rocks Credit Union. Bonuses will be deposited into new members’ Red Rocks account 90 days after opening the account if the requirements h…
    - 11 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 7:00pm -
  • newHarbor Freight Deceptive Pricing Class Action Lawsuit
    For individuals that purchased merchandise from Harbor Freight Tools that was advertised with a higher price than the actual offering price between April 8, 2011 and Dec. 15, 2016, then you are eligible for a potential award from the Harbor Freight D…
    - 12 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 6:30pm -
  • newMarquette Bank Referral Promotion: $50 Bonus (IL)
    Marquette Bank is offering a $50 bonus when you tell your friends and family to become a member at Marquette Bank. All you need to do to receive the $50 bonus is provide contact information and a valid email address for the friends or family members…
    - 16 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 2:00pm -
  • New Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express Review: $150 Statement Credit
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from Ame…
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 3:00am -
  • Extrabux Promotion: $5 Sign Up Bonus + Up To 30% Cash Back
    Take advantage of all of your online shopping when you purchase through Extrabux. When you join Extrabux, they will give you a $5 Welcome Bonus as well as up to 30% cash back on your favorite stores! You have over thousands of stores to choose from i…
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:00am -
  • Amazon Gift Card Promotion: Reload Your Amazon Gift Card with $100, Get Additional $5 Credit FREE
    Amazon is currently holding a promotion where you can receive an additional $5 credit FREE when you reload your Amazon Gift Card with $100 or more. To qualify for the offer, you must: (1) be the recipient of the corresponding offer on Amazon.com; and…
    - 1 day ago Mar 25, 2017, 8:05pm -

Travel Codex

  • Hyatt’s New Miraval Brand Now Visible Online
    Earlier this year Hyatt acquired Miraval, a relatively small group that only has a couple of hotels and spas in its portfolio. The Mirival brand is heavily focused on being a “wellness” provider, a trend we’re seeing more and more recently in h…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 3:40pm -
  • Seattle’s American Express Centurion Lounge Expansion Now Open
    The American Express Centurion Studio in Seattle is dropping the studio name as the much anticipated expansion opened early on March 22, 2017. The dainty 3,100 square foot lounge opened in 2015 has expanded its footprint by 1,400 square feet and adde…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Review: United Club SFO Terminal 3 Concourse E
    Before my flight in the new Polaris seats to Newark, I had about half an hour to kill before boarding.  Not very familiar with SFO, I just headed for the closest lounge to the Terminal 3 security checkpoint.  That was the United Club SFO Terminal 3…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Virgin America Loft Closing and New LAX Alaska Lounge Access Policies
    The Virgin America Loft will be closing when Virgin America vacates terminal 3 at LAX and co-locates with Alaska Air in Terminal 6 this May. The move is part of the largest aviation shuffle in history as Delta moves to terminal 2 and 3. All airlines…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 6:10pm -
  • Long-haul, Low-Cost: Which Transatlantic Airlines Will Offer It in Summer 2017
    Last week, International Airlines Group unveiled the initial routes of its long-haul, low-cost subsidiary, “Level,” to be based at Barcelona El Prat International airport (BCN) with routes to Los Angeles, Oakland, Punta Cana and Buenos Aires comm…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Review: Korean Air First Class Lounge Seoul
    The Korean Air First Class Lounge is located in the international departure terminal of Incheon International Airport. After clearing customs and immigration, make a left hand turn and follow the signs for the KAL First Class Lounge. The lounge is o…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 12:23pm -
  • Review: Hainan Business Class San Jose to Beijing
    Hainan Airlines is the only mainland Chinese airline to have a Skytrax 5 star rated airline. The small but mighty airline is only 25 years old but has a reputation of being among the best carriers in China, and is fighting for attention on the global…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 11:00am -
  • Breaking: Alaska Airlines HUGE Merger News. The End of Virgin America & Flight Enhancements
    Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announced several key product enhancements that will roll out across the two airlines over the next several years. As the airline comes together as one, Alaska Airlines now plans to retire the Virgin America n…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 12:17am -
  • Review: Dubai International Hotel Business Class Lounge – Concourse D
    On a recent trip through Dubai airport, I had the opportunity to visit the Dubai International Hotel Business Class Lounge. While the name is a mouthful, I was pleasantly surprised during my visit to this lounge. This lounge is in Terminal 1, Concou…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Review: United Club at LAX, New and Improved!
    This was my first time visiting a United Club since the re-branding and I must admit,  I really like United’s new design direction! The United Club LAX in terminal 7 is a brand new lounge. It’s not just a remodel of an older lounge but a brand n…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 12:38pm -

Maximizing Money

  • $5 Bonus Credit to Reload Amazon Gift Card Balance with $100 or More
    Amazon.com will give you a $5 bonus credit when you reload your Amazon Gift Card Balance for the first time with $100 or more using a credit, debit, ACH, or prepaid card.Just visit this $5 Amazon Gift Card Reload Bonus Credit Link to qualify for thi…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 9:25pm -
  • Go Ahead Tours Referral Program $100 Credits for Both Travelers
    Go Ahead Tours provides fully guided group tours to destinations around the world with a focus on cultural immersions and making new connections along the way.Plus, you can participate in the Go Ahead Tours Referral Program to give your friends a $1…
    - 2 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 9:14pm -
  • BBVA Compass Select Credit Card $200 Bonus Offer
    The BBVA Compass Select Credit Card offers 20,000 bonus points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening, which is redeemable for a $200 statement credit, plus the $125 annual fee is waived for the first year.They've also…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 9:05am -
  • Marriott Rewards Hotel Credit Cards 107,500 Bonus Points
    Check out their new offer for the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card that gives you up to 107,500 bonus points with 100,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 within your first 3 months and an additional 7,500 bonus points when you add the first a…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 8:59am -
  • Fifth Third TRIO Credit Card $100 Bonus and Unlimited Cash Back
    The Fifth Third TRIO Credit Card has a $100 bonus offer available when you spend $1,000 on purchases within 90 days of account opening.Plus, you can earn 3% cash back at Restaurants and 2% cash back on Gas, Groceries and Drug Stores for up to $1,500…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 9:20am -
  • Maven Xchange – Share Fashion and Products to Earn Money
    If you love to share fashion, beauty, crafts, electronics, and other products on your social media accounts or blog, the Maven Xchange can help you earn a commission when you recommend these products to your friends and followers.Maven Xchange makes…
    - 4 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 9:57pm -
  • Clarity Money Financial Management App $5 Referral Bonuses
    Clarity Money is a financial management app that helps you take control of your finances by canceling wasteful accounts, lowering your bills, getting you better deals, and managing your financial life - all in a single app for free.Just download the…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 1:07am -
  • Cleanly Laundry and Dry Cleaning Delivery $10 Discount and $10 Referrals
    Cleanly is an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service that picks up your dirty laundry and delivers clean, folded clothes to your home or office at your convenience, available in New York City, Brooklyn, and Washington D.C.Plus, you can get a $10…
    - 5 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 7:29pm -
  • FundersClub Free $100 Bonus Credit to Invest in Startups
    FundersClub lets you invest in the best new startups to diversify your portfolio with insider access to highly vetted companies.Plus, when you sign up via this $100 FundersClub Bonus Credit Link, you will get $100 of free credit to invest on Funders…
    - 6 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 7:53pm -
  • TaskRabbit Referral Program $20 Discount Off Your First Task
    TaskRabbit offers same-day help from skilled professionals with chores and errands around your house, like mounting a TV, putting together furniture, lifting heavy items, cleaning your home, maintaining outdoor spaces and making home improvements, so…
    - 6 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 6:42pm -

Boarding Area

  • New Best Offer! Get 100K Points Plus Free Night With Amex Hilton Surpass Card
    The 100K offer has kind of been the standard offer for the Surpass card recently, but Amex has made it even better, by adding a free night.
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 3:34pm -
  • Which 10 Credit Cards am I Considering for my March App-O-Rama?
    Good morning everyone, happy Thursday. My last App-O-Rama (where I applied for several new credit cards at the same time) was back in mid December 2016. I usually wait 3+ months between App-O-Ramas, so the time has come to start my next round of cr…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 3:13pm -
  • Three Thousand Dollar Hotel Review: Japan Day 5, Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
    My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in Room Hotel Space / Ambiance Food & Drink Fitness Miscellaneous   Highlights: The Rit…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 3:08pm -
  • Defending the Middle East Electronics Ban
    Disclaimer:  The following editorial is my personal opinion and does not represent the official position of the U.S. Government or military. There has been a lot of blogger hate about the upcoming ban on anything larger than a phone for ten Middle E…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 3:06pm -
  • Richard Branson’s Open Letter About Virgin America’s Demise
    Yesterday we learned a lot of details about the future of Alaska and Virgin America, following the two airlines formally merging late last year. Essentially Alaska will be the surviving brand and airline, though they'll include some minor Virgin Amer…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 2:49pm -
  • Running a Household Remotely with the Hub App
    Our daily schedule is completely unpredictable. We’re both consultants and our lives are crazy because of our jobs, business and personal travel, and other time commitments. Sometimes communication is a challenge when juggling flights, multiple ti…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 2:46pm -
  • How Emirates and Etihad Are Handling the Electronics Ban
    With the new electronics ban for in-cabin electronics, here is what Emirates and Etihad are doing about it when you fly to the US with them.The post How Emirates and Etihad Are Handling the Electronics Ban appeared first on Running with Miles.
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 2:39pm -
  • How to Maximize In-Flight Productivity On Your Mobile Phone
    With a ban on in-flight electronic devices on nonstop flights from eight nations to the United States, business travelers may find themselves with only a mobile phone on a 15hr flight.  Here are three must-have items to maximize productivity even i…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 2:39pm -
  • You Need This South Bay Brunch.
    I think about breakfast/brunch as a meal the same way I think about Emilio Estevez as a Sheen. I’m glad it’s there but I wouldn’t be all that upset if it disappeared and left dinner (Martin) and lunch (Charlie) as the only remaining meals. Thi…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 2:35pm -
  • Get $5 Amazon Promo Code With Alexa Re-Order
    I love Amazon promos because they are 99.99% as good as cash for my family, and if you feel the same way and happen to have an Alexa (that I find creepy, but my husband likes) or Alexa Voice Shopping on an Amazon device and an Amazon Prime account, t…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 2:31pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Alaska And Virgin America Announce More Details
    With Alaska Airlines having defeated JetBlue in a battle for Virgin America, it’s time for the integration to begin. Most of the nuts and bolts take place behind the scenes, but they’ll give you details along the way about the stuff that matters…
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:15am -
  • Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards
    Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite read…
    - 3 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 6:59pm -
  • 60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up
    One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you g…
    - 5 days ago Mar 22, 2017, 3:24pm -
  • Travel Ban 3.0: New Electronics Restrictions on Certain Routes
    Another day, another new government regulation. This one likely won’t affect you, but here are the details. Carry-On Electronics to be Limited on Some US-Bound Flights Last night, the US announced limits on electronic carry-ons from several mostly…
    - 6 days ago Mar 21, 2017, 3:20pm -
  • Skip The Upcoming Sexual Harassment by Paying $85
    Hey, good news: The TSA is enhancing its security procedures! Okay, not good news. Getting Intimate with your TSO In the name of “airport consistency,” which seems diametrically opposed to its normal “planned inconsistency” policy, the TSA is…
    - 7 days ago Mar 20, 2017, 4:04pm -
  • And Now, for Something Completely Different…
    In 2007, Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman published what would become perhaps his best-known work, “The World is Flat; A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.” The book addresses the issue of globalization and the continuing phenomenon…
    - 10 days ago Mar 17, 2017, 2:12pm -
  • American Brings Back Main Cabin Meals on Some Flights
    Remember the old joke about airline food, how it tastes awful and there’s never enough of it? Well, we’ve taken another step toward those days again, as American Airlines announced yesterday that it is joining Delta in bringing back meals in Econ…
    - 12 days ago Mar 15, 2017, 1:36pm -
  • SPG Cardholders: Take Advantage of Your Friends
    Got a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card? Want a friend to get one? Here’s a little chance to pick up something extra. 5,000 SPG Points to Refer A Friend Banks know that their best advocates are often their current cardholders. That’s why they…
    - 13 days ago Mar 14, 2017, 1:33pm -
  • Marriott Expands Benefits with United Airlines
    In the mid-1980s, United Airlines decided that it was time to consolidate the travel industry. The CEO, Richard Ferris, felt that he could achieve massive economies of scale by buying up hotels and a rental car agency, allowing consumers to book thei…
    - 14 days ago Mar 13, 2017, 3:36pm -
  • Environmental Sins And Mobile Madness…
    Citi Violates The Environment… Okay, look, I try to remain apolitical in this blog, but seriously, Citi, exactly how much cardboard do you need to hold a credit card? My new Citi AA Executive Card came yesterday and, to say the least, it was over-p…
    - 17 days ago Mar 10, 2017, 2:37pm -

milepoint (Forums)

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newTerminal 4 LHR lounge options
    Is it just a Skyteam lounge or priority pass options? What are the requirements for Skyteam lounge? Delta gold and flying business on Air France, AMEX plat etc.
    - 1 hour ago Mar 27, 2017, 4:52am -
  • newTUMI 19 Degree Carry-On
    I'm shopping for a new carry-on, standard US 22" size. I've owned several TUMI backpacks and always been a fan. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the new 19 Degree suitcases are quite a bit cheaper, even with VAT, in Germany than in the US..…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 4:47am -
  • newBusiness Trip to Milan
    I'll be in Milan for business in late April for a couple of days. I haven't been there since I was a poor student. I'm looking for the following advice... - a couple of restaurants / bars to entertain American clients I'll be traveling with - I..…
    - 2 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 4:26am -
  • newSQ to SYD-LHR - status credits and upgrading
    Hi all, I'm Gold and looking to fly SYD-LHR on specific dates in May returning June. I have 400K points and need 120 status credits to maintain gold. Found a good fare (
    - 2 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 3:56am -
  • newCX website - failing every time I try to check AM availability to upgrade flights
    I am wondering whether others are having the same problem checking Asia Miles availability to upgrade a flight using the CX website? I have quite a few J class bookings coming up and thought I'd see if I could use up some AM to upgrade from...
    - 3 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 3:37am -
  • newHelp with picking a high spending card
    Hello everyone, Currently I am using a business card that nets me about 2.25 pts per dollar on all purchases from BOA. I can only redeem these for travel expenses. I currently spend about 100k per month on business expenses and about only 1k...
    - 3 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 3:27am -
  • newDoes Check-In Really Close 90mins Before Departure?
    Hi all, I've flown NZ approximately 11 times the past year n a half but it's always been for work and I'm always with colleagues. What this means is we get transported to the airport way early (a bit too early IMHO). I'm about to go for my first.…
    - 3 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 3:15am -
  • newWhat time does AS load inventory?
    ...and is that consistent? Thanks.
    - 3 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 3:05am -
  • newWhich A330 has Wifi
    Hi all, Last time I flew Turkish from IAD to IST on A330, they had wifi service which is great. I want to know for my upcoming flights TK 4 from JFK to IST, and TK 64 from IST to BKK, in case some of you flew these two routes recently, do...
    - 3 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 3:04am -
  • newDOH - KHI Award Seats
    Hi everyone, I was thinking of using my miles to redeem a business class seat in October when i was going to fly from Doha to Karachi. I cant seem to find one award ticket in business from September till December. could anyone take a look and let...
    - 3 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 2:59am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newGood (and not so good) offers ending soon
    So we've had quite a few new offers ending in the next few weeks or with uncertain end dates. Here they are for your convenience. Amex Platinum: Current offer: $450 Annual Fee, will soon be going to $550 End date: March 29 Link: No direct link. Chec…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 5:12pm -
  • newOfficial AmEx Hilton HHonors Referral Thread
    If you have a referral code for the AmEx Hilton HHonors card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, which randomizes the order of top-level comments, hides the votes, and collapses responses by default. Please do NOT make any…
    - 18 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - March 26, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 19 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 11:04am -
  • newStorytime Weekly Thread - Week of March 26, 2017
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]
    - 19 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 11:04am -
  • BMO Harris $200 Checking Bonus (Nationwide & Online)
    submitted by /u/doctorofcredit [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 12:01am -
  • SW Companion Pass Goals
    submitted by /u/LoopholeTravel [link] [comments]
    - 1 day ago Mar 25, 2017, 11:19pm -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - March 25, 2017
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not warrant their own thread. The Daily Discussion Thread isn't for those who can't find the correct weekly thread. The sidebar has a lot of information…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 11:04am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of March 25, 2017
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open, flame free thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be Nice! Introduction to Manufactured Spending su…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 11:03am -
  • Hilton 100k upgrade YMMV no once in a lifetime language
    If you've been following recent Hilton offers then you're probably aware of the 100k upgrade offer that HAS once in a lifetime language https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/personal-card-application/upgrade/passive/hilton-hhonors-surpass-c…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 9:18am -
  • Chase Ink Preferred 100k bonus
    I'm not sure if this is common knowledge but I thought I should share just in case. I called Chase CS earlier today to ask how they decide which accounts are likely to be targeted to receive a 100k CIP bonus. I was told that they are not offering it…
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 3:24am -

Dan's Deals

  • newLast Few Seats! Pesach To Israel Non-Stop For $1,795 Round-Trip After Taxes!
    Please note: This is a paid advertisement which is stickied as the top post, please scroll down for new posts. Fly JFK-Tel Aviv-JFK on April 5th – April 19th for $1,795 after taxes! Book your tickets here. Additionally, we offer a $50 gift card to…
    - 4 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 2:10am -
  • newSave On 24 Packs Of Tropicana Apple And Orange Juice Bottles From Just $8.89 Shipped
    -24 Pack Of Tropicana Apple Juice Bottles For $8.89-$10.26 Shipped Via Amazon Subscribe And Save -24 Pack Of Tropicana Orange Juice Bottles For $9.74-$11.24 Shipped Via Amazon Subscribe And Save -Clip this 20% off coupon. -All sample deals listed are…
    - 5 hours ago Mar 27, 2017, 1:17am -
  • newDelta Is The Latest Airline To Improve Seating From JFK To Tel Aviv
    Continental’s former CEO Larry Kellner, who was sacked for refusing to merge with United, was quoted as saying that Newark-Tel Aviv was their most profitable route. USAirways’ president Scott Kirby called Philadephia-Tel Aviv among the most lucra…
    - 10 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 8:15pm -
  • newIn 2016 I Burned 2,446,000 Miles, How Did You Stack Up?
    Some guys are great at recording all of their trips and the value of each mile burned. I’m not that precise, but I went back several years, tracked down my flights taken, and posted them on DDF for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016…
    - 13 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 4:57pm -
  • newHazorfim’s Pesach Sale: Save Up To 45% Off Items For Pesach!
    Please note: This is a paid advertisement. Hazorfim is currently running a Can’t Miss Sale on their Pesach Items: Enjoy huge savings on Seder Plates, Eliyahu Cups, Wine Fountains, Kiddush Cups, Kiddush Cup Sets, Netilas Yadayim Cups and Mayim Achro…
    - 15 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 3:30pm -
  • newToday Only: Save Up To 60% On Luggage From Amazon
    Today Only: Save Up To 60% On Luggage From Amazon Return shipping is free on all orders of shoes, clothes, and luggage that are shipped and sold by Amazon. This sale is valid until 11:59pm PST or while supplies last. Sample deals (all sample deals ar…
    - 15 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 3:13pm -
  • newFree 8×10 Photo Print From Walgreens Stores
    Free 8×10 Photo Print From Walgreens Stores Create or login to your account, upload a photo, and use the following code to make an 8×10 print free (Exp: 03/26): PRNTEXCLSV You can pick it up in any Walgreens store for free or ship it to your home f…
    - 17 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:13pm -
  • $13.99 For Kikiriki Shells – Save On Linda Leal, Plus Size, Maternity Shells And More! Free Shipping Available.
    Please note: This is a paid advertisement which is stickied as the top post, please scroll down for new posts. Kikiriki Shells only $13.99?! All regular adult shells of every color and every style are $13.99 for one week only! Just in time for Pesach…
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 2:03am -
  • Pampers Diapers On Sale From $12.54/Case Or 8 Cents/Diaper For Amazon Family Members!
    Amazon Family subscribers always get 20% off diapers via subscribe and save. -Clip the $3 off coupon on the product page. Pampers diapers normally cost 25-35 cents each, but select diapers are on sale for 8 to 17.4 cents each after the 20% subscri…
    - 1 day ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:19am -
  • Good Shabbos From Paradise!
    I am currently at the S. Regis Maldives and about to take in a serene Malidivian Shabbos. I will leave you with these unedited Facebook live videos I have been taking and sharing on the DansDeals Facebook page: –Boarding Emirates A380 First Class…
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 4:20pm -

Johnny Jet

  • newTravel Style: Kip Geddes
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Kip Geddes appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 17 hours ago Mar 26, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Ending Soon! 35,000 SPG Card Offer!
    Just a friendly reminder that time is running out on the 35,000 SPG offer. American Express & SPG are at it again! For a limited time...The post Ending Soon! 35,000 SPG Card Offer! appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 2:06pm -
  • Travel Style: Glennis LaRoe
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Glennis LaRoe appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 2 days ago Mar 25, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Mark DeCarlo
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Mark DeCarlo appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 4:38pm -
  • A Travel Newsletter You Should Check Out
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Christina B., who suggests JohnnyJet.com readers...The post A Travel Newsletter You Should Check Out appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 3 days ago Mar 24, 2017, 4:00pm -
  • Video: New York Couple Wakes Up Across Québec in “A Room With Many Views”
    Yesterday, Québec Original—the tourist arm of Québec, Canada—launched a really cool new campaign. They’re calling it “A room with many views,” and it revolves around the...The post Video: New York Couple Wakes Up Across Québec in “A…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 3:15pm -
  • Video: Make Sure Your Connecting Room Door Is Locked
    Always check to make sure your connecting room door is locked (if you have one). Recently, while staying at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, I...The post Video: Make Sure Your Connecting Room Door Is Locked appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 1:00pm -
  • Art and Romance at the Pet-Friendly Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
    I was brought up on James Taylor’s music and the lyrics of “Sweet Baby James”: “Now the first of December was covered with snow So was...The post Art and Romance at the Pet-Friendly Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts appeared first…
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 12:00pm -
  • Travel Style: Lee Anne Wong
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly,...The post Travel Style: Lee Anne Wong appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 6:41am -
  • My Trip to Denver to Speak at the Travel and Adventure Show
    Last Friday, I went to Denver to speak at the Travel & Adventure Show. Here’s how my trip went… Uber tips I took uberX from...The post My Trip to Denver to Speak at the Travel and Adventure Show appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Mar 23, 2017, 5:01am -

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