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The Points Guy

  • newTPG Tips For Surviving Holiday Travel
    Traveling this year around the holidays? You may need a few tips to keep you sane until you manage to get where you are going and finally start to enjoy yourself. Read on as TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino offers some guidance on surviving…
    - 22 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:43pm -
  • newWhat is American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status Worth?
    As the year winds down and the scramble to attain elite status revs up (myself included!), I’ve been getting flooded with emails asking whether it’s worth spending X to get Y status with Z airline. The answer to that question really depends o…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:45pm -
  • newSouthwest Adds Belize and Other International Destinations
    I don’t fly Southwest often, partly because of their relatively limited route network. However, their list of destinations keeps growing, and today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares yet another addition, along with some t…
    - 4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:08pm -
  • newObama Eases Some US Travel Restrictions to Cuba
    The island of Cuba is only 90 miles from Key West, Florida, but it has been 54 years since most U.S. citizens could legally travel there. Yesterday, however, President Obama announced that in light of Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s agreement to rel…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 9:52pm -
  • newSkyTeam Rolls Out SkyPriority Services & Fast-Track Security
    SkyTeam has officially completed the rollout of SkyPriority services at over 1,000 airports worldwide, making benefits available to Elite Plus flyers as well as those flying first or business class on all member airlines. SkyPriority offers servic…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 8:15pm -
  • newEarn Double Miles on United Flights (Targeted)
    United Airlines is currently running a targeted promotion where select MileagePlus members can earn double miles on their travel for qualifying flights now through January 31, 2015. With this offer, targeted members can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles…
    - 23 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 6:29pm -
  • Thursday Giveaway: $500 Gift Card
    For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, is generously giving one lucky TPG Reader a $500 gift card in honor of the introduction of them offering gift cards in both the U.S. and Canada. The Gift Card is redeemable at…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:29pm -
  • Using Amex FHR to Save Big on Luxury Hotels
    I’ve been an American Express Platinum cardholder for years. While the $450 annual fee is nothing to scoff at, I’m able to get way more than that in value every year. Off the bat, each calendar year you get $200 in airline reimbursements, and e…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • How to Redeem Avios Without Huge Fees and Surcharges
    Surcharges and fees are the scourge of award travel enthusiasts, but since they’re unlikely to be going away anytime soon, learning how to avoid them can help you make the most of your points and miles. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers str…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 1:08pm -
  • New American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport
    American Express has recently been opening up a bunch of their own airport lounges, known as the Amex Centurion Lounges. I had the opportunity to attend the Lounge Preview of the San Francisco location last month, and I’ve been impressed with ot…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:45pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newLas Vegas Updates: Rocketmiles and myVEGAS Rewards
    Since my husband and I are currently in the midst of planning a frugal trip to Las Vegas and the West coast this summer, I thought I would share a few of the details I discovered about some of my favorite programs. First of all, I’m happy to report…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • newGive the Gift of Travel — And Earn Some Extra Rewards
    Here at FrugalTravelGuy, we have a tendency to think that experiences, not goods, make the best presents. We’re talking dinners, massages, outings or best of all — travel. And now, is making that gift even easier to give with the int…
    - 18 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • newSay Goodbye to Amex Gift Cards from Online Shopping Portals
    This morning I gave our Magic 8-Ball a big shake and asked if we’d see an increase in the payouts for American Express Gift Cards and I didn’t get a single marginally positive response. I thought the 8-Ball was messing with me so I decided to ask…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • newFour Frugal Travel Updates From the Week
    A few noteworthy items worth discussing: United’s Award Sale, Starwood’s Free Internet, Travel to Cuba and Hyatt’s Award Chart Update. United’s Award Sale: We did not report this initially for fear it was a glitch that would not last long, b…
    - 23 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • Cape Air, JetBlue or Seaborne for Intra-Caribbean Flights?
    If you are traveling to one of the Lesser Antilles islands in the Caribbean, chances are you are connecting in San Juan (SJU) before your final destination. From SJU, your main three options to get you to your final destination are Cape Air, JetBlue…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Reader Request: Longing for those VIP Lounges
    Last week, FTG reader Ray sent us a Reader Request: “With the start of the new year, I am considering signing up for a credit card or membership that will give me airport lounge access. I travel a lot and have international responsibilities in 2015…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • Eliminate Out-of-Pocket Costs and Other Reasons to Invest in Barclay Arrival Miles
    Travel isn’t completely free, even if we are redeeming miles and points. No matter how many points we use for those fabulous trips, there are always out-of-pocket expenses involved, including airlines taxes and fees. The best way to eliminate some…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • Starwood to Open Sheraton Hotel in Dubrovnik Next Year
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Hoteli Dubrovačka Rivijera d.d. to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The new hotel, to be known as the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:12pm -
  • Flying This Holiday Season? Extra Travel Tips and Tricks
    For those who travel frequently, you’ve undoubtedly learned the tricks of packing efficiently, making it through security, navigating the airports and anticipating trip interruptions. For those who travel infrequently — perhaps only during the ho…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • Marriott’s New Housekeeping Tipping Initiative Makes for an Awkward Stay
    Back in September of this year, Marriott announced that it would be joining A Woman’s Nation (AWN), a nonprofit organization founded by Maria Shriver, in their “The Envelope Please” initiative, which is designed to encourage and enable hotel gu…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 11:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newUp To 50,000 US Airways Miles For Referring Friends
    I can't tell yet if this is targeted, or if Barclaycard is slowly rolling this out to all cardholders, but it appears at least some US Airways Premier World MasterCard® holders are getting an offer to refer their friends to the card and receive 5,00…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 4:03pm -
  • newAir Canada Business Class Award Seats To Delhi & Dubai
    As I wrote about last week, Air Canada is launching some exciting new Boeing 787 routes next November.Air Canada will launch nonstop 4x weekly Boeing 787 flights between Toronto and Delhi as of November 1, 2015. The flight will operate with the foll…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:46pm -
  • newIt’s Going To Be An Exciting Day On The Blog!
    Why should you be refreshing the blog every five minutes today? Because yesterday was my most dysfunctional travel day of the year. Possibly the peak was when an American Eagle supervisor claimed I took a picture of her (which I didn't), and after de…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:57pm -
  • newTravis’ SE Asian Adventure: Hitchhiking On Malaysian
    Yesterday I described my family's general travel philosophy and how we applied it on our current month-long trip to Southeast Asia.After booking our flights into Jakarta, we sat back and waited to see if any deals would show up. We figured in the wo…
    - 20 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 9:33pm -
  • newAre Boutique Hotels Boutique Anymore?
    On Monday I posted about the news that IHG is acquiring Kimpton Hotels for $430 million. Yep, the world's largest hotel chain is taking over the world's first boutique hotel chain.To me this was a really logical move, even though admittedly most Kim…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 8:03pm -
  • newWhere To Find Award Space
    I've realized that my last few posts were starting to sound like an advertisement for award booking services, and that's truly not the intent. Yes, US Airways is hilariously impossible to deal with, but that doesn't mean you can't book your own award…
    - 23 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 6:03pm -
  • Win Airport Lounge Access From LoungeBuddy
    *Keep reading to find out how you can win a $100 in airport lounge credit courtesy of LoungeBuddy.*LoungeBuddy is an innovative app that — as the name suggests — is all about the airport lounge experience. It’s location based so can automatica…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:33pm -
  • Qantas First Class Lounge LAX Now Open
    The new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX is arguably the most gorgeous airport terminal in the United States. It also features some of the nicest shared lounges, like the Star Alliance First & Business Class Lounge.The business class sectio…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 3:03pm -
  • Newly Single Guy Finds New Elizabeth Gallagher To Take On Trip
    In early November Travis wrote about the crazy story of Jordan Axani, a Canadian guy who booked a round the world trip with his girlfriend, only to break up with her. He went on a search to find a replacement travel companion that had the same name a…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 1:33pm -
  • EVA Air To Operate Hello Kitty Flights To Houston
    As I wrote about last week, EVA Air will be expanding their service to North America next summer, as they'll be launching 4x weekly service between Taipei and Houston as of June 2015. This expansion is a no brainer, not just because Houston is a huge…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:03am -

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

  • newBet You Didn’t Know: Dining bonuses without expensive dining checks
    Click here to view in browser: Bet You Didn’t Know: Dining bonuses without expensive dining checksBy Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Frequent Miler readers are likely familiar with the Rewards Network dining programs, which allow you …
    - 6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • newAmex gift card portal rewards may end
    Click here to view in browser: Amex gift card portal rewards may endThrough a reliable source I just heard that tomorrow (December 19th) will be the last day that American Express will offer gift cards through cash back portals. Purchasing Amex gift…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 7:58pm -
  • Here’s your ticket to Hertz President’s Circle, without Delta or United status
    Click here to view in browser: Here’s your ticket to Hertz President’s Circle, without Delta or United statusFirst United partnered up with Hertz, and now Delta has done the same.  Both programs offer a way for elites to get high level elite st…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • Vanilla Reload cards gone by April 1. Here’s the good part…
    Click here to view in browser: Vanilla Reload cards gone by April 1. Here’s the good part…The buzz today regarding the death of Vanilla Reload cards was triggered by emails from American Express to Serve and Bluebird cardholders.  Customers rec…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Increasing rewards beyond 50X
    Click here to view in browser: Increasing rewards beyond 50XLast month 1800Flowers ran a promotion that made it possible to earn 50 Southwest Rapid Rewards points per dollar with each order.  This was exciting for a number of reasons including the…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • How to cash in your PayPal My Cash cards when PayPal freezes your account
    Click here to view in browser: How to cash in your PayPal My Cash cards when PayPal freezes your accountImage this scenario:  Suppose a blogger you know had been buying PayPal My Cash cards at a certain three letter drug store and paying with a car…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • Citi Prestige vs Premier vs Preferred

    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: What to do when British Airways doesn’t show partner availability
    Click here to view in browser: Bet You Didn’t Know: What to do when British Airways doesn’t show partner availabilityBy Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Greg has written before about the incredible value in British Airways awards, inc…
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • 30,000 miles to nowhere. Progress and plans.
    Click here to view in browser: 30,000 miles to nowhere. Progress and plans.Background: Currently, there’s a one time opportunity to get top tier AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred S…
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:25am -
  • 30,000 miles to nowhere. Lessons learned so far.
    Click here to view in browser: 30,000 miles to nowhere. Lessons learned so far.Background: Currently, there’s a one time opportunity to get top tier AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferr…
    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 10:00pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Has the Chase Sapphire been quietly retired?
    For years, Chase has offered 3 Ultimate Rewards-earning personal (not small business) credit cards: the Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, and Chase Sapphire Preferred.The Freedom is Chase's entry into the crowded field of rotating 5% cash back category…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:27pm -
  • Do this now: IHG Rewards Set Your Sights promotion
    IHG Rewards has announced and opened registration for their upcoming promotion, called "Set Your Sights." Between January 1 and April 30, 2015, members can earn at least 50,000 IHG Rewards points for completing a series of tasks, which will vary dep…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Guest post: Funding bank accounts with credit cards
    [Editor's note: this post was a guest submission by Will from Doctor of Credit. Will previously wrote for the site on the subject of depositing money orders remotely using smartphone apps, which I found to be an immensely helpful resource. I often me…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Easy and free ways to liquidate prepaid gift cards from Office Max
    By now many of my readers will have seen information about the current Office Max promotion, running through December 27, 2014, for $20 off $300 or more in Visa or MasterCard gift cards purchased in-store.Since $200 Visa and MasterCard gift cards com…
    - 4 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:01am -
  • Do this now: Register for Chase Freedom cash back
    It's that time of the quarter, when registration opens for Chase Freedom bonus categories. In the first quarter of 2015, Chase Freedom cards will earn 5 non-flexible Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent at grocery stores excluding Walmart and Ta…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:56pm -
  • IHG Rewards Into the Chaos: Points or Nights?
    As you know, IHG Rewards' 4th quarter promotion is called Into the Nights, and gives you the option of earning up to 50,000 bonus points or 2 free nights at any IHG property, or a combination of points and nights.As you may or may not know, depending…
    - 7 days ago 13 Dec 14, 1:12am -
  • Cash back at
    First of all, check out my spiffy new disclosure policy which should now be found at the top of each blog post when you visit my website. It reads:"Disclosure: to the best of my knowledge, I receive no third-party affiliate revenue for any of the co…
    - 8 days ago 12 Dec 14, 12:44am -
  • Quick hit: Orbitz $100 off $100+ promo is back (2 nights required)
    Via Miles To Memories, run, don't walk over to and start booking pairs of nights for $100 off using promo code "VISACHECKOUT" and paying through, you guessed it, Visa Checkout.Your total stay cost must exceed $100 before the discount is ap…
    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 3:27pm -
  • Update: selling Marriott gift cards to Cardpool
    Last month I wrote about a nice opportunity to score Marriott stays on the cheap or make a quick buck buying Marriott gift cards for 25% off and then reselling them at 92% of their face value.First the good news: as expected, Marriott gift card purc…
    - 10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • Developing: problems with Walmart bill pay
    This is just a quick note going into the weekend for readers who haven't yet seen this on Twitter, Flyertalk, or another manufactured spending forum.Some Walmart Money Center registers are no longer showing some credit card payment networksAs longti…
    - 14 days ago 6 Dec 14, 3:24am -

Well Traveled Mile


  • 50,000 Delta SkyMiles Offer
    The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card is offering 50,000 SkyMiles and a $50 statement credit after spending $1,000 in the first three months. Business owners can get the same offer on the business version of the card. Delta Miles I value Delta mile…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 3:23pm -
  • 25% Discount on Purchasing Starpoints. Good deal?
    I just got an email today from Starwood Preferred Guest announcing up to a 25% discount on the purchase of Starpoints. Through December 31, 2014, you can purchase up to 20,000 Starpoints with the following discounts: 500 – 9,500 Starpoints — 3.15…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 8:01am -
  • Book Tickets from Fake Location to Save Money
    A friend passed along an article from that advocates doing something I’ve done a few times, but not described: You can often get a cheaper price on a cash ticket if you book the ticket in foreign currency through airline’s website design…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:54pm -
  • Citi Prestige: 30,000 ThankYou Points, $250 Airfare Credit, Admirals Club Lounge Access
    The Citi Prestige® Card comes with 30,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $2,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open, $250 in airfare or airline fee credits per calendar year, access to the American Airlines Admir…
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:12am -
  • How to Get Two Roundtrips to Central or South America from One Credit Card
    American Airlines offers some of the most generous off peak awards in the world. Off peak awards are discounts (ranging from 20-30%) on economy awards with MileSAAver award space, the capacity-controlled space that we like to book. To Peru, Colombia,…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:47pm -
  • Membership Rewards 40% Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios Through 1/31/15
    American Express Membership Rewards transfers to British Airways Avios will come with an automatic 40% transfer bonus from now through January 31, 2015. Is this British Airways transfer bonus a good deal? Should you take advantage of the 40% transfe…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:14am -
  • 5 Easy Ways to Earn More Miles
    How am I flying around the world in some of the world’s nicest Business and First Classes? By earning loads of miles, of course. Here are five easy ways you can earn more miles. 1. Collect More Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses This is the easiest one, a…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:17pm -
  • What Do You Call That DC Airport Not Named Dulles or BWI?
    The Washington Post has an interesting poll running right now. It’s really just one question about what you call the commercial airport closest to DC. Beneath that, there are several demographic questions that I’m sure they’ll try to correlate…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 3:14pm -
  • 20% Off United Awards to Hawaii, Mexico, and Ski Destinations
    United is offering a 20% discount on roundtrip Saver economy awards booked this month to Hawaii, Mexico, and several ski and warm weather destinations in the continental United States. The number of awesome winter destinations included is staggering…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 2:50pm -
  • Redeem Arrival Miles to Cancel Out Annual Fee
    A reader writes that he used 8,010 Arrival miles to avoid paying the annual fee on his Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®, which comes with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $3k in the first 90 days. Arrival miles are completely unl…
    - 5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 4:50pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newMarriott’s MegaBonus Is Back for 2015
    Marriott’s MegaBonus is back for 2015, but in name only. Offer Details Between February 1 and April 30, 2015, Marriott Rewards members can earn 2,500 points for the second and subsequent stays, up to a maximum of 25,000 points. Registration ... Rea…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 7:38pm -
  • newComing from Starwood: Free WiFi, with Strings
    It’s been just over a month since Marriott announced that, beginning next year, Marriott Rewards members will be treated to free standard WiFi at most hotels in the chain’s network. This week, Starwood matched Marriott’s offer: Beginning Februa…
    - 23 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 5:42pm -
  • Airlines Under Fire from Media, Lawmakers
    The New York Times editorial board is an august group, comprised of 19 of the newspaper’s most distinguished writers and editors. When the Times publishes an opinion piece with the editorial board’s byline, it typically concerns a matter of weigh…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:28pm -
  • InterCon’s Purchase of Kimpton Gets Mixed Reaction
    This week’s announcement that InterContinental Hotels Group will purchase Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants elicited a decidedly split reaction among travelers. Among many Kimpton loyalists, the prospect of the company’s 62 boutique hotels coming unde…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Delta Upgrades Elite Status with Hertz Perks
    In the latest preferred marketing partnership among major travel suppliers, Hertz will award elite status in its Gold Plus Rewards program to elite members of Delta’s SkyMiles program, as follows: Delta Diamond and Platinum elites receive Hertz Pre…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:18pm -
  • New InterCon Promo: ‘At Least 50,000 Bonus Points’
    InterContinental’s next promotion, “Set Your Sights,” extends the company’s recent string of highly personalized promotions, with offers that vary widely according to the profiles of IHG Rewards members. Offer Details After registering on the…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 5:50pm -
  • Win a 4-Night Virgin Islands Getaway
    Enter the Lucky magazine “British Virgin Islands” sweepstakes by February 9, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to the British Virgin Islands, including air, four nights’ hotel accommodations, one dinner, a LeSportsac lug…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:38pm -
  • American Adds New Mileage Bonuses for Premium Fares
    American’s recent announcement that it would not follow Delta and United in converting to a spend-based mileage program in 2015 was a relief to the many infrequent leisure travelers who would be disadvantaged by the new revenue-focused schemes. Tod…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 5:31pm -
  • Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 10:47pm -
  • United Discounts Award Tickets by 20%
    What’s better than redeeming your miles for a free trip? How about redeeming fewer miles for the same trip. United is offering a 20 percent discount on roundtrip coach Saver awards to select destinations booked by December 30 and completed ... Read…
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:18pm -

Travel is Free

  • newHow To Get Award Nights for the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso
    In the wake of the Into The Nights promotion, there are a number of “Free Nights” out there. We each got two free nights from the Into The Nights promo, and each have a free night from the IHG credit card annual perk. One of the nicest InterCo…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:35pm -
  • What stopover tickets have we personally booked?
    Someone asked on the FAQ about what stopovers we have personally booked and flown. And in all honesty, some of it doesn’t apply anymore, but a lot of it is. First, I’ll say that back in the day, British Airways allowed unlimited stopovers. In hin…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:50am -
  • Finding American Airlines’ (AA) MPM Limit and Rules
    Earlier I wrote a post on American Airlines routing rules that did not deal with the Maximum Permitted Mileage (MPM) and instead dealt with the other aspects of their routing rules. But MPM limits are still an integral part of AA’s routing rules…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:47pm -
  • RTW Challenge: 6 Continents with 3 Credit Cards
    Same rules as last time, but different goal. The goal is to start in the US and see the 5 other inhabited continents: South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia. One of the rules is that I have to use current credit card bonuses, and current awa…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:13pm -
  • New IHG Promo for 2015: Q&A
    IHG has announced a new version of the Big Win or the Into The Nights promotion for Jan 1 to April 30 and this time it’s basically the same thing as the Big Win but it’s called the “Set Your Nights” promotion (register here). All these prom…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:33pm -
  • Complete List of Airline Award Charts
    This post is important to bookmark (not that I’m biased) because of the award charts that are unique to this site. There is no other complete Flying Blue award chart on the internet other than the one I’ve made here. I’ve never seen another Al…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 12:02pm -
  • “Could I be getting better value out of my miles/points?”
    There is nothing wrong with earning free miles/points from the lowest hanging fruits, and only earning with a couple programs. Many people read my articles on how to do 7 stopovers with JAL and then they start to wonder if they are doing something…
    - 6 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:44pm -
  • How To Book Your “Free Night” With IHG, Hilton, and Hyatt
    The credit cards of IHG, Hilton (the Reserve card) and Hyatt all give free nights, although the details are all very different. First I’ll explain what those differing rules are and then I’ll explain how to go online and actually use your free ni…
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:25pm -
  • Our 9 Favorite Points Hotels of 2014
    The end of the year is near and we’ve actually already been to a lot of the hotels we have scheduled from now until the end of the year (IC Warsaw, IC Vienna, IC Budapest, etc…) and so I might as well get this yearly tradition out of the way and…
    - 10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 9:38pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • new“I Wasn’t Always Responsible With Credit Cards…”
    Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money! Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Hack Guy Richard writes Travel Hack Guy to share his travel stories and tell folks how…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 9:00am -
  • newBook Summer Travel: Southwest Schedule Open Through August 7, 2015
    You can now book paid and award tickets on Southwest through August 7, 2015 (instead of June 5, 2015).  So you can book your summer flights now! Southwest flies throughout the US and to international destinations like the Caribbean and … Continue…
    - 18 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • newFinally a Positive Change to Bluebird!
    Via Doctor of Credit, you can now use your Bluebird card for AMEX Offers. Although the terms say that Bluebird is not eligible for AMEX Offers, @AmexOffers states Bluebird is eligible. You Can Use Your Bluebird With AMEX Offers If … Continue readin…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:00pm -
  • newLimited Time: No Fees on Visa Gift Cards at AAA!
    Via The Forward Cabin, you can buy Visa gift cards at AAA locations with no fee through December 31, 2014, IF you’re an AAA member. This could be useful for folks currently trying to meet minimum spending requirements. Through December 31, … Con…
    - 23 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • Can You Earn the Southwest Companion Pass by Ordering Flowers and Gifts?
    I’ve written that the easiest way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass is by applying for 2 Chase Southwest credit cards with the 50,000 point sign-up bonus. But did you know there could be another way to earn the Companion … Continue reading →…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 9:30am -

Nomadic Matt

  • How to Travel on $50 A Day: The Book Tour
    Most people think it seems too good to be true that you can travel across the world on less than it costs to live at home. They believe that cheap travel is a pipe dream. But, as readers of the blog, you know that not to be true, and, in the coming m…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:20pm -
  • How to Sail the British Virgin Islands for Free
    The British Virgin Islands often foster images of intrepid sailors and adventurers living their own version of a Jimmy Buffett song – sailing the seas, relentlessly drinking rum, stopping at hidden beaches, and exploring deserted islands. Standing…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: The New Edition (and Special Offer)
    In 2013, I published my first book, How to Travel the World on $50 A Day. However, information constantly changes in travel – tips get dated and new ways to save always emerge, which is why with great excitement, I’d like to announce an even big…
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 3:12pm -
  • What Hitchhiking Alone as a Female in China Taught Me About Hospitality
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t cover so I brought in an expert to share her advice. This is her col…
    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 2:38pm -
  • 16 Delicious Restaurants in Hong Kong
    Wandering the crowded streets of Hong Kong, one always finds street vendors serving delicious noodles, roasted ducks hanging in the windows of restaurants, fish tanks full of tonight’s dinner, and trendy restaurants next to decades old dim sum esta…
    - 11 days ago 8 Dec 14, 2:10pm -
  • How to Spend Four Days in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong. Its name inspires visions of a chaotic, jam-packed city with soaring skyscrapers, thick smog, endless noodle stands, big finance, and wild nights out. It’s one of my top five favorite cities in the world and I relish any chance to visit.…
    - 15 days ago 4 Dec 14, 2:55pm -
  • 10 of the Best New Travel Apps of 2014
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. This month’s column is on the best apps to help manage and save on your trip. There’s no shortage of travel apps clutter…
    - 17 days ago 2 Dec 14, 5:25pm -
  • 6 Lessons Learned from 3 Months in China
    China is a fascinating and rapidly changing country. Old customs and habits hang on as modern skyscrapers go up every second, the country becomes more of a global powerhouse, and people from around the world move there. Last year, my friend, Scott Yo…
    - 29 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • How to Change the “I’m Too Poor to Travel” Mindset and Say Yes to Travel
    “Your advice is great if you are middle-class, your parents are giving you money, or you’re from the West. Your website can never work for me. I’m too poor to travel. This advice is only for privileged people.” I encounter this line of though…
    - 32 days ago 17 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • 10 Common Fears That Stop You from Traveling Solo
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s not a topic I can cover and, since there’s a lot of female travelers out there, I felt it was importa…
    - 37 days ago 12 Nov 14, 2:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced

    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Register Now! American Express Small Business Saturday
    Registration for American Express Small Business Saturday is live! Register all your eligible American Express cards at this link as soon as you can. As I detailed in a previous post, this year’s Small Business Saturday, which occurs on November 29…
    - 32 days ago 17 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Follow Up: Evolve Money + Discover Card
    This is a follow up to my post over the weekend about Evolve Money’s newest developments. It looks like all is well just like Evolve said! The payment has posted to my Discover account as a regular payment & I already see the Evolve payments postin…
    - 39 days ago 10 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • Evolve Money Now Takes Discover Cards
    I just received an email from Evolve Money about a new feature – they now accept Discover credit cards as payment sources! Previously, they only accepted debit cards or gift cards as payment sources to pay bills. This opens up a nice avenue to earn…
    - 42 days ago 7 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • New Next Generation NEXUS Kiosks Coming
    As a NEXUS member, I just received an email with some significant updates about the kiosk process when traveling by air between the United States & Canada. “Next Generation” kiosks are being installed to provide “faster, more reliable and more…
    - 77 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories are Live!
    It’s October 1st, the first day of Q4! Let’s get started earning those 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points. Don’t forget to activate your Chase Freedom cards to earn 5 points per dollar spent at the following bonus categories: S…
    - 79 days ago 1 Oct 14, 4:18pm -
  • Newark Airport Family Day 2014
    Finally, I can tell my nephew, who has been asking me about this since the beginning of summer, the great news. Newark Airport Family Day is back for 2014! We took my nephew the past 2 years and he absolutely loved it. Here are the details: October…
    - 80 days ago 30 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Small Business Saturday 2014
    Shop Small One of my favorite days of the year for free money is returning this year to kick off the holiday season. Small Business Saturday (Shop Small) will happen on November 29, 2014. Last year’s event was a bit of a downer due to the reduced s…
    - 81 days ago 29 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 – 5x Points at Amazon & Department Stores
    You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the following categories: Select department stores JCPenney Kohl’s Macy’s Nordstrom Sears You can see the list of a…
    - 93 days ago 17 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • After 3+ Years, Amazon Payments Will Come to an End
    Big news hit the manufactured spend circles this week. After more than 3 years of very easy manufactured spend, Amazon Payments will be ending its person to person payment options on October 13, 2014. You can find the new terms on Amazon’s help pag…
    - 98 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:00am -


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

Johnny Jet

  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Start Your GPS on Your Way to the Rental Car
    Start Your GPS on Your Way to the Rental Car Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by reader Tim R., who says: “If you like using your portable GPS for rental cars rather tha…
    - 5 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 5:00pm -
  • newTravel Tip of the Day: Open Your Trunk Before Arriving
    Open Your Trunk Before Arriving Following up on Tuesday’s tip about not leaving anything of value out in the open in your car (or rental car), here’s another reminder: Don’t park your car in a touristy place or a parking lot and then put all…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:11pm -
  • newWin one of two $100 airport lounge credits from LoungeBuddy!
    Today, LoungeBuddy—the free app that tells you everything you need to know about airport lounges—is launching a first-of-its-kind service: the ability to book airport lounge access through an iPhone. With the new LoungeBuddy, you won’t have to…
    - 20 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 9:17pm -
  • newTravel Video of the Day: North Face’s #SeeForYourself Cab
    This is a sponsored post. When was the last time you went on an epic adventure with your cab driver? If that strikes you as unusual question, you need to watch the video above, which captures an amazing promotion from the minds of the seasoned adve…
    - 22 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 7:11pm -
  • Choice Hotels’ Best Internet Rate Guarantee: An Empty Promise?
    If you book hotel rooms on the internet, you’ve likely encountered the online price guarantee. The specifics vary among chains, but the essential promise is always the same: Find the same room for less on another website, and we’ll beat it. Choic…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:00am -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Free Geek Squad Help at O’Hare Until December 23
    Free Geek Squad Help at O’Hare Until December 23 Flying through/to/from Chicago O’Hare airport over the holidays? Keep this in mind: Every day until December 23, from 8 am – 5 pm local time, Best Buy’s Geek Squad will be offering free tech h…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:34pm -
  • Travel Style: Stephen Oddo
    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: Stephen Oddo Occupation: Co-Founder, Walks of Italy &…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of it…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 1:00pm -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newiTunes Gift Card Promotion: $100 for $85 Deal
    eBay is offering a $100 iTunes gift card for $85, that’s a 15% savings! Unlike before, there is no purchase limit so buy as many as you want. You’ll get free shipping. All iTunes gift cards work on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and M…
    - 18 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:47pm -
  • newChase Freedom Card Review: $100 Bonus Promotion
    You can earn a $100 bonus after you spend $500 in purchases in the first 3 months from account opening with the Chase Freedom® along with 5% cash back categories for the first quarter of 2015. Between January 1 and March 31, you can earn 5% rewards…
    - 22 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 7:11pm -
  • Visa Fee-Free Gift Cards AAA Promotion
    Are you a member of AAA and live in the Mid-Atlantic? If so, then you can purchase Visa gift cards fee-free at AAA locations good until December 31, 2014. It’s super easy to give millions of gift choices with one convenient Visa gift card that’s…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:43pm -
  • AnchorBank Checking Review: $100 Account Bonus
    Available for residents of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, AnchorBank is offering $100 checking account bonus when you set up direct deposit good until December 31, 2014. Customers can earn up to $100 for opening any new personal checking ac…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 2:15pm -
  • Citibank Regular Checking Review: $100 Bonus
    Available nationwide, sign up now online to a Citibank Regular Checking in the Citibank Account Package to earn up to $100 bonus. There is no direct deposit requirement, however you must complete bill payment for two consecutive months and deposit $1…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 1:10pm -
  • Best Bank Rates Nationwide, December 2014
    The following savings accounts are available to everyone. Make sure to read their terms and conditions in order to get the high rate. Find the best bank rate available nationwide!  
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 10:02am -
  • Eat Free On Your Birthday! Birthday Freebies! December, 2014
    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…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:23am -
  • Telhio Credit Union Review: $200 Bonus Promotion
    Telhio Credit Union in Ohio offers a $200 bonus when you open a new checking account, electronic statements, Telhio VISA debit card and a Telhio savings account with at least $5,000 good through December 31, 2014. Telhio offers a range of checking op…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:56pm -
  • Pure Via Sweetener Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
    Pure Via Sweetener is offering up to $30 in order to settle a class action lawsuit claiming they deceptively marketed their Pure Via Natural Sweetener products. Consumers who have purchased Pure Via products may be eligible to receive a cash refund…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:51pm -
  • Amex Offers: $50 Off $200 At Marriott Hotels
    You can now registered your American Express card via Twitter Sync to get a $50 statement credit when you make a purchase of $200 or more at Marriott Hotels good until December 31, 2014. People have reported to buying a $200 Marriott gift card at the…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:17pm -

Hack My Trip

  • Get 1,000 Bonus Miles for Referring a Friend to PointsHound
    If you still haven’t booked your hotel for this year’s winter break, consider trying PointsHound. It’s a site I’ve written about many times before that makes it easy to earn airline miles or other types of reward points when you book. Now thr…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:30pm -
  • LoungeBuddy Announces In-App Purchases, Plus $200 Giveaway!
    LoungeBuddy has been around for a year now, offering one of the best tools to find and review airport lounges. Chatting with the team behind it, I’ve learned that they really know their airport lounges. Stuff like figuring out which obscure loung…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Amex Platinum! Now Improved! But Not Really!
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   A few days ago American Express announced yet another new feature for their Platinum card, which is a product that always gets a lot of attention around these parts. This time it’s 10 free inflight Gogo…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 12:05pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Plans New Board Room in SEA North Satellite
    When United got kicked out of the North Satellite at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, it left behind a basement-level United Club that many hoped would one day become a second Alaska Airlines Board Room. The main Board Room location near the C and D Conc…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Hertz Providing Status to Delta SkyMiles Elite Members
    Several weeks ago I described a new partnership between United Airlines and Hertz, in which some United elite members would get complimentary elite status with Hertz and Hertz would become the only car rental agency to offer discounts to United custo…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:15pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newBetabrand $25 Referral Discounts for Quirky Clothing
    Betabrand sells unique and quirky clothing for men and women, plus new Betabrand customers can get $25 off your first purchase of $75 or more, and you'll earn a $25 credit for each new customer that you refer.Just visit this Betabrand $25 Discount R…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:25pm -
  • newFidelity Brokerage Account up to 50,000 Bonus Airline Miles Offers
    Fidelity brokerage accounts are currently offering up to 50,000 bonus airline miles for American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines when you open and fund a new Fidelity account or deposit net new assets into an existing Fidelity account.…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:20pm -
  • newOptionsHouse Brokerage Account Current Promotional Codes and Bonus Offers
    OptionsHouse is offering a variety of OptionsHouse promotional codes for special offers.Check out these OptionsHouse Promotional Offers for the latest bonuses and special offers from more details on these OptionsHouse Promo…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:15pm -
  • neweBay Deals – $10 Bonus Chevron/Texaco Gas Card and $100 iTunes for $85
    Check out this $100 Chevron and Texaco Gas Card with a Free $10 Promotional Gas Card to get a free $10 Chevron and Texaco Promotional Gasoline Card when you purchase a $100 Chevron and Texaco Gasoline Gift Card.Check out this $100 iTunes Code for $8…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:13pm -
  • newSignature Bank of Georgia $200 New Account Bonus and Referral Rewards
    Signature Bank of Georgia offers consumer and business customers a $200 bonus when you open a new account via a current client's referral, plus current customers can earn a $200 bonus for each new client that you refer.The post Signature Bank of Geo…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 10:11pm -
  • newBMI Federal Credit Union $200 New Member Bonus in Ohio
    BMI Federal Credit Union is offering a $200 cash bonus to new members who complete the requirements, valid through December 31, 2014.BMI FCU is open to everyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway,…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 8:20pm -
  • newMileagePlus Dining Rewards Program 2,000 Bonus Miles for New Members
    The United MileagePlus Dining rewards program is offering 2,000 bonus miles to new members through January 30, 2015.The post MileagePlus Dining Rewards Program 2,000 Bonus Miles for New Members appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 8:18pm -
  • newProsper Loan up to 35,000 United MileagePlus Miles
    The Prosper personal loan service is offering up to 35,000 United MileagePlus miles when you get a low-rate loan from Prosper.The post Prosper Loan up to 35,000 United MileagePlus Miles appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 8:16pm -
  • newAmazon Prime Now Offers 1-Hour Delivery has rolled out a new 1-hour local delivery service called Prime Now exclusively for Amazon Prime members.Amazon Prime Now is currently only available in parts of Manhattan, but it will be expanded to additional cities in the future.The p…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 7:36pm -
  • Sony Rewards Credit Card $200 Statement Credit Bonus
    The Sony Card is offering a $200 statement credit (increased from $100) after $500 in purchases within 90 days of account opening, and there is no annual fee.Review more details on this Sony Credit Card Promotional Offer to earn a $200 statement cre…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:50pm -

Boarding Area

  • newCarnival Corporation Orders Two New Ships
    Carnival Corporation announced this morning that it has ordered two new vessels from Fincantieri S.p.A. One ship is headed to Carnival, and will be the line’s 26th ship. The other is for Carnival’s Holland America subsidiary. Carnival’s as-yet…
    - 17 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:49pm -
  • newGreatest Hits: InchGate: All Three Major US Airlines Slash Carry-On Size Allowance?
    As the first year of Fly&Dine draws to a close, I’ll be looking back on the stories that turned Fly&Dine from a tiny blog into a growing monolith (and major hub of hyperbole). With only two weeks left in 2014, let’s take a look at another popular…
    - 22 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:44pm -
  • newSouthwest Extends their Reservation Schedule to August 7, 2015
    Southwest just extended their reservation schedule until August 7, 2015. Up until now you could only book through June 6, 2015, but now you can go ahead and book travel for most of Summer 2015! Booking Southwest flights the day they come out can som…
    - 24 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:42pm -
  • newFriday Flyday: Leaving St. Martin
    Departing St. Martin is both a bit sad - leaving AvGeek paradise always is - and a ton of awesome. Great views and even a small rainbow this time around. A great Friday Flyday tribute.The post Friday Flyday: Leaving St. Martin appeared first on Wand…
    - 55 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:11pm -
  • newHot Tip if You Are Staying at Hyatt This Weekend
    Hyatt Gold Passport really likes to “surprise and delight” its guests from time to time.  In the age of the internet where everyone shares everything (myself included) this can occasionally leave someone feeling left out or grumpy if they know s…
    - 59 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:07pm -
  • newUp To 50,000 US Airways Miles For Referring Friends
    I can't tell yet if this is targeted, or if Barclaycard is slowly rolling this out to all cardholders, but it appears at least some US Airways Premier World MasterCard® holders are getting an offer to refer their friends to the card and receive 5,00…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 4:03pm -
  • newI Love Starpoints
    Earlier this week, I posted about a giveaway for a United Club One-Time pass and I asked you guys (if you wanted to enter) to answer the question of what your favourite mile/point currency is. I decided to answer this question myself and explain why…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • newPics from the KLM Crown Lounge at IAH.
    Because our video reviews move a little fast for some, we take snaps too. Flip through our gallery of pics from the KLM Crown Lounge at Houston Intercontinental (IAH) ... Read MoreThe post Pics from the KLM Crown Lounge at IAH. appeared first on mod…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 3:49pm -
  • newWin $200 in Hotel Credit With Little Effort
    Free money is great, and free money for travel is even greater. That’s why I want you to know about PizzainMotion’s $200 giveaway towards hotel bookings. […]
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:35pm -
  • newEnter in This Post to Win Lounge Access Thanks to the LoungeBuddy App!
    Read the post to see how to enter to win one of two $150 credits towards lounge access! Lounge Buddy is a useful app that – if you have an iPhone or other device in the Apple ecosystem – just got more useful. They will now sell day passes to loun…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:15pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

Mr. Free Miles

milepoint (Forums)

  • new50K US Airways Premier World MasterCard
    Get 40,000 bonus miles after the first use of your cardEarn 2 miles for every $1 you spend on US Airways purchases, and 1 mile for each $1 you spend everywhere elseRedeem award tickets for 5,000 fewer miles. Award travel starts at just 20,000 miles…
    - 2 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 5:04pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 10 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:56pm -
  • newLoyaltyMatch Powering Innovative Attendee Experience For New Festival
    ​​Major new festival to offer cutting-edge LoyaltyMatch built Digital Passport​ Working with Rockhouse Partners, the...LoyaltyMatch Powering Innovative Attendee Experience For New Festival
    - 34 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:32pm -
  • newEtihad unveils new A380 and B787-9 aircraft
    Etihad unveils new A380 and B787-9 aircraft
    - 58 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:08pm -
  • newSatellite TV Miles/Points Offers
    Directv is offering 25K AA miles for a 2-years contract: Now:
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 4:03pm -
  • newDaily Bonus Offers Highlight
    Yesterday we started a feature on the blog portion of FFB where we will highlight a new bonus offer that was posted to the FFB sites that day. With upwards of 30 new offers added to the sites each day this bonus offer highlight feature will make it e…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 3:59pm -
  • newMarriott disabled functions on TV remote control
    Am I going crazy or has Marriott recently disabled functions on its TV remote controls?I always use the "sleep" function on TVs - morning so I don't forget to turn the TV off, and evening, so I can, well, sleep.In the past two weeks I've stayed at…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 3:59pm -
  • newImpatient passenger deploys plane’s emergency slide to exit "faster"
    View attachment 62550 Priority Exit is as important as Priority Boarding Seems like the cost for the airline to replace the slide is 100,000 yuan (~USD 16,073.68)Reason for the rash act is ....When questioned by authorities about why he opene…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 3:55pm -
  • new50K USAir Master Card link
    Received today a referral link for the 50K US Air Master Card. If you would like it PM me.
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 3:48pm -
  • 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 19 Dec 14, 3:43pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newWash Hilton Reveals Planned 7-Hour Power Outage in Mid-Stay
    I'd like to know what experience you all have with Hilton properties revealing major infrastructure compromises / outages in sneaky ways. I was at the Washington Hilton above Dupont Circle this week. Two-night stay. Checked in Tuesday evening,...
    - 11 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:55pm -
  • Login accepting incorrect password
    Nevermind. Delete as this might have been a glitch.
    - 16 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:50pm -
  • newWhen will SQ reduce YQ?
    The international Oil price has fall by a substantial amount. When will SQ reduce YQ?
    - 16 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:50pm -
  • newQuestion: Cuba (Non-Official visit) as GE member
    So a “friend” who is a dual-citizen and GE holder is debating a visit to Cuba before the hordes of tourists descend on the island. He/She has looked at flights to the Island from 3rd Countries and found that it is even possible to book those..…
    - 17 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:49pm -
  • newRefer for Chase MR Business Card?
    I know you are able to send referral links to the personal Chase MR card. But is it possible to send a referral to the business card?
    - 18 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:48pm -
  • newDates for return of First, YVR/LAS/PHX/CPT
    British Airways has confirmed that all 747-400s remaining in service will be fitted with new First cabins by the end of October 2015. While the majority of the airline’s long-haul fleet has already been fitted with the latest First cabin, a small.…
    - 19 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:47pm -
  • newHelp w/ award routing from SE Asia to BOS please!
    Hi all - could really use some help from the experts here. I'm struggling to figure out what my routing/timing options are for an AA award from USM (Koh Samui) home to BOS in January. I know my first segment out of USM will have to be booked...
    - 27 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:39pm -
  • newDL+AS JFK-SAN-HNL 1/17 (Other dates available) $1305
    Requires an overnight in SAN, but that can probably be fixed with creative routing, I am too lazy to check. And anyway, there are worse places than SAN to spend a night in. P.S. that is the price for a r/t in case it wasn't clear. P.P.S. I...
    - 28 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:38pm -
  • newDoes purchasing miles count as accrual?
    Hi, Was just updating my FF spreadsheet, and noticed that my (wife's) miles are due to expire on December 31st. She's got about 110k miles -- mostly from the YX days and credit card. Looks like it has been 18 months (nearly) since any...
    - 49 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:17pm -
  • newIce cream from around the world
    I am becoming interested in ice cream from around the world, especially after about Turkish dondurma. Is there any other Middle-Eastern/African/Indian/Asian types of ice cream that 'westerners' may not be familiar with? I know about Kulfi from.…
    - 52 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:14pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newArrival+ card - Can I apply points to travel I purchased before I got the points? And a bonus CSP question.
    Hey all, 2 questions (I read everything I can here, so if I missed an answer somewhere it's not for lack of trying): I just got the Arrival+ card, and I'll hit the minimum spend in about 2 months. If I paid for travel with that card now, could I stil…
    - 9 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:57pm -
  • newEvolve Payments with Discover Credit Card now limited
    Welp, that was quick. Evolve just sent out an e-mail saying that, effective immediately, Discover credit cards can only be used for things that, essentially, already took credit cards on their site. For about 1 month we were able to use Discover CC t…
    - 42 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 4:24pm -
  • newCSP and Chase Freedom Referral Threads are 6 Mo old and have been locked to new comments.
    Can't post my link to them, although I can post to the 5 mo old discover thread, for example. Can they be unlocked? Not sure if the 6 mo limit is a hard-coded reddit setting? Alternatively, can we get a new thread? submitted by KingPinch [link] […
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 3:51pm -
  • newAMEX Blue Cash Everyday
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