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The Points Guy

  • newDo Airline Pilots Actually Wear Pilot Watches?
    You’ve seen the ads in magazines: A celebrity wearing a shiny Breitling watch, coupled with images of aircraft zooming through skies. What the ads are selling is so-called “pilot watches,” which typically feature a black dial and bold, white a…
    - 12 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • newParis Thieves, Zip-Line Accidents, a New Airbus Plane and More
    Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, plus a few new stories. If you’re an avid TPG reader, you’ll want to skip ahead to the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might ha…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • new5 Tips for Surviving a Group Tour, According to a Travel Psychologist
    Whether it’s a day trip to a museum, a hiking excursion or a full-blown, multi-day tour of another country, we often find ourselves in groups of strangers while traveling. And while most people are pleasant — or at least try to be — something i…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newCredit Card ‘Super Users’ Swipe $330M From Chase’s Q2 Revenue
    On Friday, J.P. Morgan Chase revealed that credit card customers who redeemed the bank’s points “faster than anticipated” cost it $330 million in the second quarter of 2018. “This is maybe larger than we have seen over the course of the last…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:30pm -
  • newBusiness Suits Me: Emirates (777-300ER) in Biz From Singapore to Accra via Dubai
    My first taste of Emirates business class had me hungry for more. Pros: comfortable seat, good food and IFE. Cons: middle-seat awkwardness, lack of privacy, little storage.
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:00pm -
  • new4 Trips to California for Every Type of Traveler
    Dreaming of a trip to California? Stretching for nearly 900 miles along the Pacific, the Golden State is massive — home to theme parks and national parks, sprawling cities and tiny rural towns. Whether you’re traveling with the entire family or l…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 10:30pm -
  • newHow to Have a Perfect Long Weekend in Ojai, California
    As part of a series on long weekend getaways, we’re showing you how to make the most of your summer Fridays, school breaks and the season’s extra-long days. Check back every week for inspired itineraries and easy escapes. In sunny southern Calif…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 10:00pm -
  • newJetBlue Reportedly Got a 72% Discount on its Huge A220 Order
    As all bargain shoppers know, being the first in line is often a good bet. As the first buyer of the new (in name only) Airbus A220-300 jet, JetBlue received a significant discount on its July 10 order of 60 planes, according to international credit…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:40pm -
  • newDeal Alert: US Cities to the Caribbean From $180 Round-Trip in Basic Economy
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • newEx-HHS Secretary Possibly on the Hook for $341,000 in Travel Bills
    A watchdog group in the US government said in a report on Friday that ex-Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price wasted at least $341,000 on travel while he held his position. The HHS inspector general said that Price did not follow federal reg…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 8:30pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWhat Happened To Cathay Pacific’s Business Class Award Availability?
    There's something strange going on with Cathay Pacific business class award availability that I think is worth discussing, though I don't yet have a definitive answer as to what's going on.Historically Cathay Pacific has been generous when it comes…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:09pm -
  • newEngaged Consumers Drive $330 Million In Additional Rewards Redemptions For Chase
    JP Morgan Chase revealed their second quarter earnings today, where they reported a record $8.32 billion profit. However, there was one cost they incurred that was significantly higher than expected. Specifically, Chase credit card users redeemed Ult…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:24pm -
  • newNo, We Still Don’t Know How Marriott Will Handle Existing Travel Packages
    Overall I've been impressed by the way that Marriott and Starwood have handled their merger. They introduced reciprocal status and points transfers from the day the deal closed, which is something we've never seen before from loyalty programs of this…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 8:02pm -
  • newChase Ink Car Rental Coverage: Everything You Need To Know
    Chase has one of the best portfolios of business credit cards, which offer just about everything I look for in credit cards -- great welcome bonuses, big spend category bonuses, and useful perks. In this post I wanted to specifically focus on one asp…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 6:03pm -
  • newIHG Rewards Club Is Offering A Mystery Bonus On Purchased Points
    IHG Rewards Club has just introduced a new mystery bonus on purchased points. The bonus is valid for points purchases through August 22, 2018. With this offer, different members are targeted for different bonuses, so you'll want to log-in here to se…
    - 20 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 5:01pm -
  • newPorter Airlines Introducing Basic Economy Fares
    Porter Airlines has just announced a pretty significant update to their fare structure, which is especially interesting given that historically they've differentiated themselves by being full service.Porter is a cute airline based at Toronto's Billy…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 3:44pm -
  • newQatar Airways’ (Unrealistic?) Growth Plans: 220 Destinations By 2022
    I love flying with Qatar Airways. They have a phenomenal onboard product, and flying with them is my favorite way to earn American AAdvantage miles, given their participation in oneworld.I'm also amused by Qatar Airways. Their CEO, Akbar Al Baker, i…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 2:52pm -
  • newIt’s Official: Vaping Air China Pilot Caused Emergency Descent
    Unbelievable.A couple of days ago I wrote about how an Air China flight bound from Hong Kong to Dalian rapidly descended by 25,000 feet after the cabin seemed to lose pressure, causing oxygen masks to deploy. This happened about 30 minutes after tak…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 1:56pm -
  • newHow To Upgrade Your British Airways Flights With Avios
    While British Airways Executive Club is not the best value loyalty program in the world, Avios are easy to accumulate, especially if you live in the UK. I find myself earning them almost faster than I can use them, and there's plenty to like about Br…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 1:22pm -
  • Amex Platinum: The Complete Lounge Access Package
    When I talk to friends and family about flying, their thoughts go to a miserable place of security checks, lines and just general frustration. Most feel that escaping the madness by visiting a lounge is like being welcomed into a peaceful gated commu…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:03am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newStacking $500 in credits, Saving $288 in 18 min, keeping SPG and finding the joy in free
    This week at Frequent Miler, we honed in on some big savings: from a way to potentially stack $500 in Hilton resort credits (or $1K as a couple) to an 18-minute turnaround time on a $288 best rate guarantee. Greg explored the Joy of Free, which, iron…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 10:38am -
  • newIHG Mystery Bonus: Buy points as low as 0.5cpp
    IHG Rewards Club is running a “Mystery Bonus” promotion on buying IHG points, with a bonus of up to 100%. Exact bonus levels are targeted, but if you get targeted for the 100% bonus, you’ll be able to buy points for 0.5 cents per points. We’…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:01pm -
  • new15K Membership Rewards @ Four Seasons [Targeted]

    - 20 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 5:33pm -
  • Plastiq CEO Doing Reddit AMA July 13 At 12pm ET
    Plastiq’s been making several improvements in recent months. They’ve started offering ACH, international & domestic wire payments, you can make fee-free payments on Mastercard payments up to $250 processed with Masterpass and more. If you’re…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 1:11pm -
  • Less choice = more joy of free
    At a local store over the holidays I threw my business card into a jar to try to win a shopping spree.  Something about the idea of a shopping spree sounds awesome.  You get to run around the store and get everything you want… for free.  Except…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 10:49am -
  • Don’t be blinded by loyalty and burn a pile of money: shop around
    A couple of months ago, I put together a resource page on hotel chain Best Rate Guarantees. I recently had occasion to put one of these to use, and the savings were pretty sweet. I wish I could take credit for being smart on this one – but really…
    - 2 days ago Jul 13, 2018, 1:11am -
  • $10 Prime Day discount & 10% back through Whole Foods
    Whole Foods is offering Amazon Prime Members the chance to get $10 to spend at Amazon on Prime Day when you spend $10 or more in-store at Whole Foods. Additionally, from July 14th-17th, those Prime members with the Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 8:52pm -
  • 10x miles for IHG stays – book by 7/13
    The AAdvantage eShopping portal has been running a promo for extra miles at select retailers all week, with several retailers offering payouts of 10 miles per dollar. One of the more interesting options is IHG Hotels as you can earn 10 American…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 7:39pm -
  • Maximize Hilton resort credit without staying every year
    I’ve written quite a bit lately about hotel credit cards, specifically noting my intention to migrate away from the many flavors of Marriott. I also recently noted how interesting I find the new World of Hyatt card — but due to Hyatt’s limited…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 10:38am -
  • Keeping an SPG card after all…
    Last week, I wrote about plans to dump all of my Marriot and SPG credit cards (See: Sending the Marriott and SPG cards off into the sunset). This morning, in my post about why I think there is no hurry to sign up for the Marriott Premier Plus before…
    - 3 days ago Jul 11, 2018, 11:28pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • How Prague has (and hasn't) changed in the last 12 years
    I first visited the Czech Republic for a semester in the spring of 2006, and I've returned frequently ever since then, completing my English-language teaching certificate, enrolling in three summers of Czech language study, and vacationing there whe…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Reflections on Karlovy Vary and my first film festival
    Having concluded the first part of this trip, and safely ensconced in the Executive Lounge at the Hilton Prague Old Town, I thought I'd share some reflections on the Karlovy Vary and the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.Getting to Karlov…
    - 8 days ago Jul 6, 2018, 5:56pm -
  • If you're reading this, hopefully I'm in the Czech Republic
    I've heard that our top scientists, in their wisdom, have determined that people enjoy the anticipation of a holiday even more than they enjoy the holiday itself. I'm no scientist, so I'm prepared to believe that they've crunched the numbers accurat…
    - 12 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Marriott Travel Packages are getting more expensive (also maybe more valuable)
    I saw Spencer Howard post on Twitter a seemingly-official (or at least well-spoofed) document listing the new prices of Marriott Hotel + Air packages when the combined Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton program goes into effect on August 1.Let's ta…
    - 15 days ago Jun 29, 2018, 4:18pm -
  • Hotel benefits by length of stay
    The other day I was looking at hotels for an upcoming weekend trip with flexible dates. I settled on a convenient Hilton property, and was immediately annoyed that I only really needed 4 nights, even though the fifth award night would be free. I vent…
    - 16 days ago Jun 28, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Transfer Starpoints to Amtrak Guest Rewards before August 1, 2018
    For many years I was a booster of Chase Ultimate Rewards transfers to Amtrak Guest Rewards, due to their zone-based redemption system which made it possible to get 3 or more (possibly much more) cents per point when redeeming Amtrak Guest Rewards for…
    - 22 days ago Jun 22, 2018, 9:10pm -
  • My (boring) Citi shutdown story
    For the past few years, I've carried three credit cards issued by Citibank:Double Cash;Dividend Platinum Select;and AAdvantage Platinum Select.These are all middling credit cards I held onto for no particularly good reasons. The Double Cash is a repl…
    - 23 days ago Jun 21, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Do this now: register for 2018 3rd quarter bonus categories
    With July 1 right around the corner, it's time to make sure you're registered for quarterly bonus earnings on some popular no-annual-fee credit cards.Chase FreedomAfter a great first quarter (mobile payments) and second quarter (grocery stores), Chas…
    - 26 days ago Jun 18, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Absolute versus relative redemption values
    In Wednesday's post about passing on the current IHG Rewards point sale, I mentioned that it's not enough to get good absolute value from a points redemption if you're not also getting good value relative to other redemption options. I think a lot of…
    - 29 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 9:59am -
  • You probably shouldn't participate in a good IHG points sale
    Through Friday, June 15, IHG Rewards Club is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points, meaning you can buy up to 200,000 points for $1,000, or 0.5 cents each, when you buy 52,000 or more points (lower amounts cost more per point).This is pretty che…
    - 31 days ago Jun 13, 2018, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

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


  • new100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back
    Update 7/13: Looks like the CardMatch tool is offering the 100k bonus again for the Amex Platinum card.  There is a targeted offer available through’s CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 on your new Pl…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 7:36pm -
  • Less than 20k Points Roundtrip to Europe from IAH & IAD this Fall
    Flying Blue’s latest Promo Awards, stacked with the current 30% Citi ThankYou Point to Flying Blue transfer bonus, can get you between Houston or Washington, D.C. and Europe this September or October for as little as 18k ThankYou points roundtrip.…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 9:19pm -
  • The State of Marriott Travel Packages & Strategy Moving Forward
    We have been watching the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott unfold for a long time now. The next big phase, the combining of their separate reward programs, will happen in August, and Marriott recently made a bunch of announcements tha…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 2:30am -
  • Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
    Over the next couple weeks I’m going to be updating various beginner posts (like this one) to reflect the current state of miles & points, including (but not limited to)… Best Order for Card Applications to Maximize Bonuses Over Your Lifetime The…
    - 4 days ago Jul 10, 2018, 1:58am -
  • 30% Off Choice Privileges Points: Good for Pricey European Hotels
    You can buy Choice Privileges Points for 30% off through August 10, 2018. Choice hotels, in the United States at least, are mostly utilitarian motels. Europe is an exception, and one of the best place to get the most value out of your points. If you…
    - 6 days ago Jul 8, 2018, 10:07pm -
  • New Marriott Award Category Assignments & Strategy Moving Forward
    We have been watching the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott unfold for a long time now. The next big phase, the combining of their separate reward programs, will happen in August. With the latest announcements from Marriott, we now kno…
    - 7 days ago Jul 7, 2018, 1:47am -
  • Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: July 2018
    Applying for business credit and charge cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t qualify. You don’t need to have employees…
    - 9 days ago Jul 5, 2018, 9:06pm -
  • Incredible Deal: 90k Iberia Avios for $350!
    Update 7/3/18: There are reports all over the internet of people’s bonus Iberia Avios posting from this promotion. If you bought a bunch of cheap Iberia flights to earn 90k Avios, check your account now!  Iberia is running an insane promotional of…
    - 10 days ago Jul 4, 2018, 1:55am -
  • Trip Report: Florianópolis, Brazil
    With 42 options to choose from, Florianópolis, Brazil is a beach mecca so beautiful that locals call it the Magic Island. Most of the city is a 33 mile long island called Santa Catarina, with just a tiny portion of the city spreading to mainland Bra…
    - 10 days ago Jul 4, 2018, 1:44am -
  • Top 10 Personal Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: July 2018
    There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more countries than you could otherwise afford (like Norway, pictured above, where I traveled last July) To take your family on v…
    - 12 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 8:16pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newU.S Appeals Court Rules TSA Agents Enjoy Immunity From Lawsuits
    In a split decision, the federal court found that as United States government employees, Transportation Security Administration agents have “sovereign immunity” from lawsuits resulting from the performance of their official duties. A federal app…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:56pm -
  • newAirline Failures May Increase Soon
    In the aftermath of Monarch and Air Berlin’s collapse, we learned that getting passengers home after an airline fails can be incredibly expensive for the government and tax payers—and although there’s no good solution, we can likely expect more…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:24pm -
  • newEtihad Institutes Fee for Advance Seat Selection in Economy
    On July 15, Etihad Airways plans to begin charging a fee for advance seat selection in economy class. According to an Etihad spokesperson, “Etihad Airways has introduced a new seating option on its economy deal, saver and classic fare types, allowi…
    - 16 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:02pm -
  • newWorst Passenger of the Week: You May Pick Any Seat You Like, but Please, Please Don’t Pick Your Feet
    Third Place – But I’m the King of England! According to TMZ, former The Tudors star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers may have confused himself with actual royalty in disrupting an American Airlines flight from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Los Angele…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 7:09pm -
  • newHyatt Offers Double Elite Qualifying Nights on Andaz Stays
    From time to time, various hotel chains offer guests ways to earn extra points, accelerated status or elite nights to attract more customers, and Hyatt’s new promotion is designed for members to earn status faster.Guests who stay at Andaz pr…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 6:30pm -
  • Here’s What Happened to Anthony Bourdain’s Frequent Flier Miles
    Renowned chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain, who tragically passed away last month, apparently left his frequent flier miles to his second wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, with his will going on to state that she should “dispose of [them] in accord…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Chicago Students Serenade SW Flight With Mariachi Music
    On Tuesday, a Southwest Airlines flight departing for Albuquerque was treated to a rendition of a traditional mariachi song by The Chicago Mariachi Project, a collection of students aged eight to 18 who were en route to an international mariachi conf…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Bed Bugs Major Issue for American Hotels
    The majority of hotels – eight out of ten – have had to face severe bed bug issues in the past year, ponying up substantial amounts to mediate the problem or stop it before it starts, showing that bed bugs are an ever present problem in American…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 9:00am -
  • Upcoming Summer Travel Strikes
    Travelers, we’re sorry to tell you that transportation strikes are on the way for the summer and threatening to foil the easiness of your plans – seven of them are confirmed so far, including the first ever strike for Ryanair. It’s become an un…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 10:47pm -
  • Starwood, Marriott Free Night Certificates to Stack Across Multiple Credit Cards
    Starting Aug. 1, co-branded Starwood and Marriott credit cards will offer members a free night upon card membership anniversary. There has been much speculation about whether the free nights earned on multiple cards would stack, and we now know the a…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 9:00pm -

Travel is Free

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

    Introducing the new Nomadic Matt's Guide to Iceland...and lots of other exciting updates, too! The post NEW GUIDEBOOKS, UPDATES, AND A BIG OLE SALE! appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 3 days ago Jul 11, 2018, 1:58pm -
  • The 12 Best Walking Tour Companies in London
    Updated: 7/10/18 | July 10th, 2018 As you may know, I’ve been basing my travels lately around a theme in order to make them a little more than just a checklist of the top attractions. Having spent some extended time in London recently, I decided to…
    - 4 days ago Jul 10, 2018, 2:38pm -
  • My 17 Favorite Hostels in the World
    Finding the right hostel can really take your trip to the next level. Here is a list of some of the best hostels I've stayed at all around the world. If you're going to any of these cities don't miss these hostels – they are the best of the best!T…
    - 5 days ago Jul 9, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Walking Among the Dead at Père Lachaise Cemetery
    Updated: 07/07/18 | July 7th, 2018 Death is not the end for the residents of Père Lachaise in Paris. Their tombs and graves are gawked at every day by hundreds of camera-touting tourists seeking the cemetery’s famous and not-so-famous inhabitants.…
    - 7 days ago Jul 7, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 70 Free Things to Do in London
    07/06/2018 | July 6th 2018 London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, sleep, eat, drink, or just plain live in. There’s no way to sugar coat it. London eats into your budget quicker than Homer Simpson eats into a donut. While…
    - 8 days ago Jul 6, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • How to Turn High-Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit
    Updated: 7/5/2018 | July 5th, 2018 For years, I put off going to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I’d heard about the country’s high prices made me hesitant to go. I’ve always loved Japanese culture, and I kne…
    - 9 days ago Jul 5, 2018, 4:54pm -
  • My Favorite Restaurants in Hong Kong
    Updated: 07/04/2018 | July 4th, 2018 In 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 eateries nex…
    - 10 days ago Jul 4, 2018, 1:10pm -
  • How to Travel Cheap: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money
    There are so many ways you can travel for virtually free. You don't need a lot of money to begin. Even if you don't earn a lot or have debt, there are ways to go overseas still. If you feel that no matter what you do you will never get ahead by savin…
    - 11 days ago Jul 3, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Are Eurail Passes a Giant Scam or Do They Save You Money?
    This is the eternal question every traveler to Europe faces. Whether you are going for two weeks or two months, everyone wonders if they will save money by buying a rail pass or if it's cheaper to buy tickets as they go? In this post, I dive into the…
    - 12 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • 24 Ways to Save Money in Paris in 2018
    Updated: 07/01/2018 | July 1, 2018 Uncorking a bottle of French wine on a sunny day, spreading brie on a baguette, gazing out on the Paris skyline in front of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre — to me, that’s the perfect day. Paris is one of my favo…
    - 13 days ago Jul 1, 2018, 1:00pm -

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 & 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 -



  • United Club Passes
    I have a few more United Club one-time passes to give away. Expiration dates are all before November 30th. If you have a specific use in mind, please email the address below. The subject should be “United Club” and the body should be the date you…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 7:10am -
  • British Website Improved Suckage
    For many of you (and me), British Avios points are basically useless other than for American Airlines flights. As I mentioned in May, the British website has been MUCH worse than usual. That’s pretty hard to believe (since it’s terrible even on a…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 7:06am -
  • Sale Stuff
    If you have some SkyDongs and are going to Asia, this might be for you. Pick up 1,750 United miles for joining MyPoints and spending $50. A Southwest sale? Wow, what’s next? Caller ID? Blockbuster Video stores closing? Speaking of not shocking…he…
    - 3 days ago Jul 11, 2018, 8:05am -
  • Status Match
    What are some activities I find more enjoyable than writing back-to-back Choice hotel posts? Burning the roof of my mouth on a Hot Pocket. Standing in line at the DMV on a mid-July day. Assembling an Ikea dresser for an hour and realizing I don’t h…
    - 4 days ago Jul 10, 2018, 8:55am -
  • Choice Discount
    I’m rarely a fan of buying points and don’t post these (for the most part), but… A bunch of readers mentioned finding good value from this last time. So, in spite of my “policy” on the matter…here it is. Get Choice hotel points for 30% of…
    - 5 days ago Jul 9, 2018, 9:22am -
  • End Of Week Pair
    Some very good international flight deals from Singapore Airlines if you’re heading to Hong Kong, Tokyo, or Frankfurt. Also available is the newest DDD if you want to save some miles. Fyi, that was supposed to be a clever abbreviation for “Delta…
    - 8 days ago Jul 6, 2018, 8:27am -
  • Arrival Card
    The Barclays Arrival card has an all-time high bonus of 60,000 points. That’s great…but the real question is if you’ll actually be approved for it. Personally, I haven’t heard “yes” on a Barclays card all year (and this is the toughest on…
    - 9 days ago Jul 5, 2018, 7:47am -
  • Sale Stuff
    Take $10 off Uber rides to and from some parks in New York. Brace yourselves. It appears Southwest has a sale. Stop the presses. This is a modern-day miracle. I mean, can a person even put an event like this into words? Make sure you pick your jaw up…
    - 10 days ago Jul 4, 2018, 8:09am -
  • Top 25 Correction
    Like basically every other month, I need to follow my Top 25 post with a next-day update. This time, it’s to add the Wyndham card back on the list. Why? The bonus is up to 45,000 points again. But getting free nights for 15,000 points each is the e…
    - 11 days ago Jul 3, 2018, 7:52am -
  • The Top 25 Credit Cards

    - 12 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 7:33am -

Doctor of Credit

  • new[PA only] BHCU $150 Checking Promotion
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $150 Availability: You are eligible to join BHCU if you live, work, worship or attend school in Delaware County, Pennsylvania Direct deposit required: Yes, $50+ for full bonus Additional requirements: $50 i…
    - 12 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • new[VA only] First Bank $100 Checking Bonus
    Offer at a glance Maximum bonus amount: $100 Availability: VA only, when you go to open an account online it lets you input any zip code. On the following page it’ll say you’re ineligible if you use a state other than VA. If anybody gets other…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • new[Targeted] Zappos: $25 Code
    The Offer No direct link, sent via e-mail. Subject line is ‘Your $25 In Rewards Is Waiting For You) Zappos is offering a $25 rewards code with no minimum spend when you join Zappos Rewards The Fine Print Must join Zappos Rewards Our Verdict Worth d…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newAmazon: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse Deals For Prime Members
    The Offer Direct link to offer (our affiliate link) Amazon is offering prime members 20% off all Amazon Warehouse deals. The Fine Print Offer only applies to products and digital content sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals. Offer good while supplies last.…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:01am -
  • newAmazon Chase Card: Get 10% Back at Whole Foods on up to $400 in Purchases [7/14-7/17]
    Beginning today through Prime Day, July 17th, Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardholders who are Prime members will get 10% back at Whole Foods on up to $400 in purchases, instead of the standard 5% back. Separately, Amazon is offering a free $10 Am…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:00am -
  • newAmazon: $50 Lucille’s Smokehouse Gift Card for $39.50
    A new gift card deal was just released on Amazon. Find all current and upcoming Amazon gift card deals at this link (links in this post contain our affiliate). $50 Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q for $39.50. Limit The post Amazon: $50 Lucille’s S…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 8:34pm -
  • new[Targeted] Fidelity 2% Card: Earn $15 Bonus For Online Shopping
    The Offer Check your emails for an offer on your Fidelity 2% card. Subject line is ‘Who deserves an online shopping bonus? You do, <name>!’ Earn $15 in Fidelity rewards when you use your Fidelity card to make at least four online purchases that…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • newGiant, Stop&Shop, Martin’s: 2x Fuel Points on Visa Gift Cards Next Week [7/13-7/19]
    The Offer Stop&Shop, Giant, Martin’s (next week’s ad, not yet showing) Get 2x fuel points on the purchase Visa gift cards at Giant, Stop&shop, and Martin’s. Gift cards generally don’t earn fuel points at all at Giant/S&S/Martin’s, but oc…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 2:35pm -
  • newChase Business Checking $200 Bonus – No Direct Deposit Required
    Update 3 (7/13/18): $200 offer is back through October 10th, updated the link below. Might be worth waiting for a $300 bonus, let us know if you see one. Update 2: The $300 bonus is back, so do that one instead. Update 1: Offer is back. Keep in mind…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 2:30pm -
  • newRaise: 5% off Sitewide with Promo Code BFJULY [Max $10 Discount]
    The Offer Direct Link to offer (contains our affiliate) Raise is offering 5% off site-wide with promo code BFJULY Limit $10 discount The Fine Print To redeem, sign in and apply code in the promo box at checkout. Cannot be combined with any additiona…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 2:19pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • Frontier One-Way Flight Deals As Low As $23
    Do you enjoy flying at discounted rates? Get One-Way Flights Deals as low as $23 on fares with Frontier from select cities for a limited time! There are many select routes for travel and travel dates vary. However, if you are a flexible travel…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 4:15pm -
  • Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Vacuum via Amazon: $80.99 + Free Shipping
    Get a powerful vacuum that will provide edge-to-edge cleaning for all types of floors! Head on over to Amazon because they are currently having a deal where you can get a Bissell 1819 Cleanview Rewind Deluxe Vacuum for only $80.99 + free shipping.…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Top Ten Freebies for April 25, 2018
    Did someone say freebies? As an average person, if someone is offering me something for free, you better believe I’m there to take up the offer. Freebies are a great way to get brands to advertise their products and connect with their customers. Pl…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:45pm -
  • Kindle Paperwhite E-reader via Amazon: $69.99 + Free Shipping (Targeted)
    To celebrate some users, Amazon is currently targeting select members a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader for $69.99 + Free Shipping! While this tablet is usually priced at $119.99, you can now get it for $69.99 + Free Shipping with Promo Code “KINDLE5…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:44pm -
  • Sawyer Savings Bank Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (NY)
    For residents of New York, Sawyer Savings Bank is offering a $100 bonus when you open qualifying checking account good through June 30, 2018. To earn $100 bonus, you must open a new account with a $100 opening deposit. Also, once you join, you’ll…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:30pm -
  • CFE Federal Credit Union Checking Promotion: $100 Bonus (FL)
    For residents of Florida, CFE Federal Credit Union is offering you an opportunity to earn a $100 bonus. A $100 cash reward will be rewarded with every new line switched to Sprint! Also, current customers will receive $50 for every line transferre…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:20pm -
  • Shop Your Way Uber Cash Back Promotion: Earn $2 Per Ride or UberEats (Nationwide)
    Uber is a fast & simple way to get from point A to point B, if this is your preferred way of traveling then you need to get in on the Shop Your Way cash back promotion. All you have to do is link your Uber account to your Shop Your Way account to sta…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:15pm -
  • Amex Offers Wine Country Gift Baskets Promotion: $25 Statement Credit w/ $50 Purchase (Targeted)
    If you love wine, you will be in heaven when you hear about this offer. We have a Amex Offers promotion for you wine lovers! They just partnered up with Wine Country Gift Baskets to let you earn a $25 statement credit when you spend $50 or more. Wine…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • PUMA Private Sale Promotion: Up To 75% Off
    Research and shop all the latest gear from the world of Fashion, Sport, and everywhere in between when you shop with PUMA. This Spring, shop at PUMA and get an additional 75% off sitewide with coupon code “DEALSALE” at checkout. This is the perfe…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 2:45pm -
  • Premier America Credit Union Checking Promotion: $50 Bonus (CA, TX)
    Available to residents of California and Texas, Premier America Credit Union is offering you a chance to earn a $50 bonus when you open a new Primary Checking Account at the Reseda branch with e-statements by May 18, 2018. Upon completion of the…
    - 80 days ago Apr 25, 2018, 2:39pm -

Travel Codex

  • Keep Hawaiian Airlines Miles from Expiring by Donating to Charity
    Hawaiian Miles is Hawaiian Airlines loyalty program. I am far from an active member, but I’ve banked some miles on inter-island flights in the past. We also took a JetBlue flight in the Caribbean that we credited to Hawaiian.  I don’t think the…
    - 4 days ago Jul 10, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Hotel Granados 83, Barcelona, Spain
    I needed two hotel nights in Barcelona during my La Première adventure.  Initially, I strongly considered the iconic W Barcelona.  At 20,000 Starpoints for a room that retailed in excess of €500, that would have made for a nice redemption.  But…
    - 5 days ago Jul 9, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Review: TAP Air Portugal Economy Class, New York JFK – Lisbon – Marrakesh
    TAP Air Portugal offers inexpensive fares from the U.S., Brazil, and Canada to Europe and Northern Africa, and also heavily markets the “Portugal Stopover” with the option to stay in Porto or Lisbon for a few days at no additional fee. I was trav…
    - 11 days ago Jul 3, 2018, 11:00am -
  • My Experience Upgrading to Chase’s New World of Hyatt Credit Card & FAQs
    Chase and Hyatt recently released the new World of Hyatt credit card, adding quite a few benefits for people who spend money at Hyatt or are big spenders in general. The details of the card were detailed by Melinda in this post. I happened to let my…
    - 12 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 9:48pm -
  • Review: Joon Business Class, Paris – Barcelona – Paris
    Air France revealed its new subsidiary Joon to much fanfare (or perhaps mocking) last summer.  The airline rolled out Joon as a low-cost alternative for both intra-Europe and some long-haul flights.  Though I initially booked my Paris – Barcelona…
    - 12 days ago Jul 2, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Reallocating Credit Limits with Chase
    Chase allows credit card holders to move their credit limits around by simply requesting it via a phone call or sending a secure message through your online account (my preferred method). There are only a few rules that need to be followed: There is…
    - 15 days ago Jun 29, 2018, 7:32pm -
  • Destrehan Plantation: A Taste of the French Old South
    During our spring trip to New Orleans, we had time one afternoon to get out of the city a bit.  We decided to head out to the famous River Road to visit an old Southern plantation.  An Instagram friend tipped me off to Destrehan Plantation, a short…
    - 15 days ago Jun 29, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Review: Icelandair Economy Class, Brussels – Reykjavik – Dallas/Ft. Worth
    Icelandair recently started flying to Dallas/Ft. Worth nonstop from Reykjavik, and was soon followed by WOW Air and American Airlines (although it could have been in a different order), but irrespective of who announced first, the reality is that now…
    - 15 days ago Jun 29, 2018, 11:00am -
  • Why You Should Seriously Consider the New World of Hyatt Credit Card
    Yesterday I spent some time at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York learning first-hand about the new World of Hyatt-branded Chase credit card. As such, my hotel stay, lunch, and flights were covered by Hyatt so that I could participate in the discussion…
    - 16 days ago Jun 28, 2018, 1:30pm -
  • Amenity Kit Review: Air France La Première
    Air France La Première provides an excellent in-flight and ground experience.  Air France also tries to distinguish La Première with its on-board amenity kits.  Note that this review covers a kit I took home from the 777.  However, the A380 feat…
    - 19 days ago Jun 25, 2018, 3:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Oddities In Travel: Peanuts, Trains and Vertical Farms
    It’s been one of those weeks, so here is some fun stuff happening in the travel industry: Ah, Nuts! You’ll Get Pretzels Southwest Airlines likes its folksy image and tries to keep an old-fashioned look, but they appear to be throwing in the towel…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 4:03pm -
  • Earning Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status (With No Stays)
    As credit cards become a more integral part of travel providers’ business models, they are increasingly looking for ways to monetize the little pieces of plastic. One way that they are doing so is by offering elite status for having and using the c…
    - 4 days ago Jul 10, 2018, 5:57pm -
  • How To Manage On A Large Cruise
    Nothing’s perfect, no matter how good a vacation it is, and that includes cruises. When I ask people who have never taken a cruise why they haven’t, I usually get one of two answers: I’ll get bored, or I’ll get sick. Oddly, when I talk to peo…
    - 5 days ago Jul 9, 2018, 4:48pm -
  • American Airlines: 5,000 Miles Promotion
    I’ll be out of the office, so to speak, for the next 10 days. Posts will be few, far-between or possibly non-existent.  Back in the good ol’ days, before US Airways took over American Airlines, they used to run a baseball-themed promotion called…
    - 15 days ago Jun 29, 2018, 12:42pm -
  • Tidbits In The World Of Travel
    I’ll be on the road next week, so let’s ease into the weekend with a few travel tidbits from the week. The Best Restaurant In The World I’m not sure who the judges are, but I just read an article on the 50 Best Restaurants in The World and, to…
    - 17 days ago Jun 27, 2018, 2:28pm -
  • Differentiating Among “Tiers” Of Airlines: Network Carriers

    - 19 days ago Jun 25, 2018, 3:56pm -
  • United Airlines Credit Card Offer: 60,000 Miles (More Or Less)
    (Note: This link will take you to a United Airlines website, where you will be able to see what you were offered.) If you are in the market for a United Airlines credit card (and who isn’t?), check your email for what appears to be a targeted* offe…
    - 22 days ago Jun 22, 2018, 12:51pm -
  • Cruises: Shipboard Credits For Shareholders
    Let’s put the disclosure up top today: Nothing in this post should be taken as a recommendation to buy, sell or, in any other way, transact in a stock. It is for informational purposes only. I’ve often said that there are no vacations that provi…
    - 24 days ago Jun 20, 2018, 12:47pm -
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle: The Most “Popular” Airline In Europe
    The airline industry is full of contradictions: Treating your passengers worse often gets you better financial results; It’s easy to start an airline but hard to kill one; Biscoff cookies taste better on airplanes than they do anywhere else; etc. S…
    - 26 days ago Jun 18, 2018, 12:44pm -
  • Last Day To Cash Out eMiles
    As of June 29, survey site eMiles is shutting its doors. I’d say that I’ll miss it, but I won’t. Over the past year, eMiles has experienced a significant decline in quality, to the point that it was useless. The Plan If you have eMiles, today i…
    - 29 days ago Jun 15, 2018, 12:55pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newWhat are the tricks to book cheap flights
    I have put together top tips to book cheap flight tickets.1. Try to book early2. Book tickets only in airlines websites3. Go for perfect timing.4. Set Up Airfare alertsThere are lots of online travel websites on internet offering flight tickets…
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:38pm -
  • newWill the second to the last person here turn out the lights before they leave?
    I figure @ahappyelite won't ever leave, since he'd make hyperbolic posts here even if nobody else was reading them. (He must shout into his closet as a hobby.)PS: 504 gateway errors. How nice...
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:34pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 14 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:05pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 15 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 10:08pm -
  • Airlines Colluding. AA Settles
    American Airlines agreed to pay $45 million to settle an antitrust class action accusing it of colluding with other domestic airlines to limit capacity and drive up fares, and will cooperate with the federal government as it pursues Delta and United.…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 12:37pm -
  • On route after route, America is finding out searching for low fares is a waste of time
    Despite the total media blackout, there’s no doubt airfare searches must be way down as Americans discover that because of collusion and price fixing, fares set in stone at absurd inflated levels, there’s no use looking for low airfares. In some…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 4:55am -
  • SPG Hotels Coming and Going
    Coming Soon to SPGHotels that are in development, confirmed as on track to open, and rumors. Please cite sources, if possible.Leaving SPGHotels that have announced their departure from SPG.
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 7:06pm -
  • MM Status Match Treated as Lesser FF?
    My wife has her status matched to my 1K because I am a MM, but it feels like she is not treated the same way. In particular, the last three times she's flown solo she lost her previously reserved aisle E+ to a middle seat. In all cases she double che…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 6:10pm -
  • When to upgrade Marriott Premier Credit Card?
    I have decided to upgrade my Marriott Premier to the new Premier Plus. If I upgrade before my next annual fee is due will I get the new free cert (hotel up to 35K points) on my current anniv date or will I effectively skip a year on the cert and get…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 2:14pm -
  • Carnival barking @30k feet: UA pax now forced to hear awful early AM late PM credit card pitches
    A nation held captive by the aircartel in every imaginable sense.Nice job by safety regulators as FAs are forced into carnival barking Always nice on 6AM and red eye flights to be jarred awake by these announcements pushing cards that have been so…
    - 2 days ago Jul 12, 2018, 1:59pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newWhy does AA print their boarding passes on ticket stock?
    AA is the only airline I have flown that regularly uses plane ticket stock to print boarding passes. Does anyone know why? Did they make a huge order of stock ages ago that still hasn’t run out? I thought that paper ticket stock was practicall…
    - 1 min ago Jul 14, 2018, 1:11pm -
  • newA prop and a jet to Kuala Lumpur (Firefly Economy and Malindo Business)
    Over the weekend, I made a short trip up to neighbouring Kuala Lumpur, flying on a mix of turboprop and jet. The flight up was booked on Firefly, and it would also probably by my last turboprop flight out from Changi as Firefly (and all future...
    - 4 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 1:08pm -
  • newLeave extra time for priority check-in in PHX
    So they are doing construction to some of the check-in areas areas of terminal 4 and currently they have removed all the first class / priority kiosks. So they used to have 3 or 4 agents for full service check-in and 10 kiosks. Now they just have...
    - 11 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 1:01pm -
  • newLHR terminal help
    can we do this? Brother is flying AA from T3 to Dfw. I am flying BA from T5 to Atl. Lots of time to spare but can we go together and access T3 Lounges then I leave him and exit the T3 and train to T5 and go back through security? Worried I won’t be…
    - 13 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:59pm -
  • newNew York budget travel guide
    Hey there! In march 2018, I explored New York City for my second time and had two full weeks to spare. Now I am sharing my top 10 location tips here for budget travelers trying to avoid places and attractions with entry fees. As you can see in...
    - 23 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:49pm -
  • newSeat Availability - J 1 D 1 I 1
    Not sure if this belongs here or on ExpertFlyer thread --- If I see: J 1 D 1 I 1 Does that mean 1 ticket available, or 3 tickets available (1 J fare, 1 D fare and 1 I fare)? I think it's the former, but curious. If that's the case, I guess...
    - 34 mins ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:38pm -
  • newLUX Airport Lounge
    Ive been trough the Airport 5 times this year,, is the lounge open or closed? The escalator has been closed off and there is building work in that area. Or does one go immediately after security on the same level. Lux Air website suggests...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 14, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newEK 451 AKL-DPS-DXB Service
    On the stop at DPS on EK 451 do pax going thru to DXB remain on board during the connection? Flight Depart Arrive Aircraft Duration Frequency Effective Ending EK 451 AKL 12:50 PM DPS 5:55 PM 77W 9 hrs 5 mins Daily 07/01/18 08/30/18 EK 451 DPS...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:58am -
  • newCompensation advice
    Hello everyone, This is my first post on FT. I hope it is in the right place. 2 days ago, I flew BA193 (LHR-DFW) in CW but due to weather issues in DFW, our flight was rerouted to IAH and we had to spent the night at a hotel. We got transferred.…
    - 1 hour ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:55am -
  • newWho takes care of horses in KLM cargo?
    Hello everyone on the FT community, new member here. My horse will be flying on KL888 HKG-AMS on 16 July, on the 747 combi (in the cargo hold,of course :P). Anyone on the same flight? Very interested to know if anyone has connections with...
    - 1 hour ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:49am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newManufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of July 14, 2018
    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 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - July 14, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 11:06am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - July 14, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 14, 2018, 10:06am -
  • newCredit card super-users take a $330 million bite out of JP Morgan’s revenue Savvy credit-card users have forced J.P. Morgan Chase to pony up more in rewards payments than the bank originally projected. Buried in an otherwise…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 6:56pm -
  • newI'm Eliot Buchanan, CEO of Plastiq. AMA (again)
    Hello! I'm Eliot, CEO of Plastiq. Plastiq is bill pay with benefits. We make it possible for business owners and savvy consumers to use a credit card for virtually any expense, even ones like rent or business supplies, that normally require a check.…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 4:08pm -
  • newOfficial Barclays JetBlue Plus Referral Thread
    ** If you have issues posting a referral link, please use Referral Problem Megathread** Note: Contest mode has TEMPORARILY been disabled! So do not just pick the top link. You should try to use a referral of someone that has helped you become a bette…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 4:01pm -
  • newOfficial American Express Delta Platinum Business Referral Thread
    BEFORE POSTING Referrals, please read Our Guide to Referrals, which will answer many of your questions. If you have a referral code for the AmEx Delta Platinum Skymiles Business card, please post it in this thread. Contest mode has been enabled, whic…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Bank Account Bonus - Week of July 13, 2018
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Due to the continual growth of the sub, mixing Bank account churning discussion with Credit Card discussions is becoming a bit unwieldy. Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Ban…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:06am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - July 13, 2018
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! This thread is here for all churning discussions that do not fit well in the other recurring threads. As a recap, we have a number of Recurring threads that are topic specific: If you have a general question, w…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 11:06am -
  • Daily Question Thread - July 13, 2018
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is where you post questions you have regarding churning for Miles/Point/Cash. We recommend that if you are new to our sub, you really should spend a few hours reading the wiki and sidebar arti…
    - 1 day ago Jul 13, 2018, 10:06am -

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • newPut the Address of Your Destination on Your Luggage Tag
    Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mark from Seattle, who says:...The post Put the Address of Your Destination on Your Luggage Tag appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 23 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • newNew Updates For The Barclays Hawaiian Airlines Credit Cards
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products....The post New Updates For The Barclays Hawaiian Airlines Credit Cards appeared first on Johnny Jet…
    - 24 hours ago Jul 13, 2018, 1:33pm -
  • How to Check Credit Inquiries on Your Credit Report
    This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products....The post How to Check Credit Inquiries on Your Credit Report appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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