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The Points Guy

  • newConcorde: A New Site for Finding Flight Deals
    The internet is awash with websites that promise flight deals. However, when we come across one that’s especially noteworthy, we want to let our readers know that it stands out from the crowd. Below, TPG Contributor JT Genter walks through a new…
    - 47 mins ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:59am -
  • newChase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve: Benefits, Coverage & More
    TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert shows you a side-by-side comparison of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the just-launched premium Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The much-anticipated Chase Sapphire Reserve Card was announced last week, and now y…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 9:22pm -
  • newMiami Uber Riders Can Sign Up for $5 Rides in September
    Uber’s been rolling out some new products in recent months — some of which have stuck, like $5 commuter rides with UberPool in New York, UberCentral, a flat rate pass for NYC riders and scheduling your Uber rides in advance. And now, Uber’s la…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 5:49pm -
  • newMy Trip to the Googleplex Headquarters — Plus My Google Talk (Video)
    I’ve traveled all over the world, to some truly hard-to-reach locales, but one destination right here in the US had eluded me until recently: the Googleplex. The tech company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, is made up of a sprawling…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 5:33pm -
  • newAmazing Deal Alert: US Cities to London from $304 Round-Trip
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 4:59pm -
  • newDramatic Drone Shots Over Tokyo
    If you’ve ever been to Tokyo, you know how busy a city it can be. But it’s amazing to see how different — and calm — everything is when you view it from above. We traveled to Japan earlier this year at the height of cherry blossom season,…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 4:17pm -
  • newWin Starpoints or Free Night Awards with SPG’s Latest Promo
    Occasionally, Starwood Preferred Guest offers its members the chance to win Starpoints, gift cards and more with its — oftentimes very generous — promotions. And sometimes, these promos involve the games that members can play daily for the chanc…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 3:42pm -
  • newDeal Alert: New York, Boston and Baltimore to Martinique from $148 Round-Trip
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:59pm -
  • newLaGuardia is a Gridlocked Disaster and Must Be Avoided
    From leaky ceilings to backed up gates, LaGuardia Airport has been in a state of disrepair for quite some time. But, despite the airport’s overall state, it’s still the go-to pick for many New Yorkers, due only to its proximity to Midtown. Now,…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:22pm -
  • newJetBlue 2 Day Sale: 20% Off All Domestic Flights, 15% Off International
    JetBlue has been known to offer some crazy promotions in the past. And while this one is not $29 for a cross-country flight, it does offer a solid 20% off all domestic flights and 15% off all international flights. The discount is off base fare only,…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 1:52pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newMaximizing Your Chances Of Being Approved For The Chase Sapphire Reserve
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched yesterday morning, and it's hot. Between the sign-up bonus, perks, and return on everyday spend, people are going nuts over the card. I've received a ton of questions from readers asking about whether it's wor…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:31pm -
  • newWhat You Need To Know About The Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass Membership
    Yesterday online applications became available for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card has a huge 100,000 point sign-up bonus upon completing minimum spend, offers a $300 annual travel credit, and also offers triple points on dining and tra…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 8:24pm -
  • newHilton Extends Their Double Points Promotion Through The End Of The Year
    Yesterday we learned the details of Starwood's upcoming promotion, while just now Hilton has released the details of their upcoming promotion (these promotion announcements seem to typically follow one another).Hilton's upcoming promotion is actuall…
    - 16 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 7:22pm -
  • newHow Does The Chase Sapphire Reserve Impact Your Existing Ultimate Rewards Points?
    Yesterday online applications became available for the new Sapphire Reserve Card, which is offering an incredible 100,000 point sign-up bonus. That’s in addition to the long term value the card offers, like a $300 annual travel credit, plus triple…
    - 18 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 6:09pm -
  • newShe Had Every Right To Recline Her Seat, But He Accosted Her Anyway
    As a female who frequently travels solo, I've encountered my fair share of challenging seat mates. As I prefer the window seat I'm often boxed in between the fuselage and a random business traveler (almost exclusively male).Most of the time everyone…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 5:07pm -
  • newXiamen Air Launching Flights Between New York And… Fuzhou?!?
    Xiamen Air is a quickly growing Chinese airline, which is a bit behind the competition in terms of their North American presence. So far the airline has announced flights from Seattle to Shenzhen and from Vancouver to Xiamen. It's a bit puzzling that…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 3:40pm -
  • newReview: Fiji Airways Business Class A330 Los Angeles To Nadi
    After taking a bus to our remote stand, I boarded through door L2, where I was greeted by the purser with a "bula" (the typical Fijian greeting), and pointed left towards business class.Fiji Airways has four A330s -- three of them are A330-200 aircr…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:32pm -
  • newOman Air Introduces Yet Another Business Class Product…
    Oman Air is one of my favorite "boutique" airlines. Oman is a gorgeous country with friendly people, and overall the airline does a great job representing the country. Up until now, Oman Air has had two types of business class products on their longh…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 1:14pm -
  • newA Douchey Way To Earn 130,000 Bonus Etihad Miles
    I'm a bit miles & points obsessed (in case you guys haven't noticed), and that doesn't just apply to travel. I think about points with almost every decision I make on a day to day basis. I earn bonus Starpoints for taking Uber. I use airline dining p…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 12:16pm -
  • Rejoice: American Is Retiring 20 MD-80 Aircraft Today
    American has been making significant investments to modernize their fleet. They're ordering both new narrowbody and widebody planes, though perhaps the most notable thing they're doing to modernize the fleet is retiring their MD-80 aircraft.For year…
    - 1 day ago Aug 23, 2016, 11:40am -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHow to get approved for the Sapphire Reserve 100K offer [NEW]
    A few weeks ago I wrote a similarly named post “Get approved for the Sapphire Reserve 100K offer despite 5/24.” Since then, we’ve learned more about how Chase is handing Sapphire Reserve applications, and Chase has discontinued their Special Re…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:25am -
  • newSave $150 Off 3+ Night Flight & Hotel Packages at Orbitz
    Save $150 off a 3 or more night flight and hotel package from Orbitz.The post Save $150 Off 3+ Night Flight & Hotel Packages at Orbitz appeared first on Frequent Miler.       Related StoriesEbates Triple Cashback Week: Earn 3X Cashback at…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 4:30am -
  • newEbates Triple Cashback Week: Earn 3X Cashback at a Number of Merchants
    Ebates is offering triple cashback at a variety of merchants across their site as part of their Triple Cashback Week promotion.The post Ebates Triple Cashback Week: Earn 3X Cashback at a Number of Merchants appeared first on Frequent Miler.   …
    - 22 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:10pm -
  • Five Back Visa Gift Card. A new way to earn 5X and save money?
    An interesting new gift card has appeared at some OfficeMax / Office Depot stores recently.  The Five Back Visa Gift Card is loadable upon purchase up to $200.  It has a $6.95 fee, but it also advertises an intriguing benefit: Get up to 5% of your…
    - 1 day ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:25am -
  • New SPG Instant Win Game – Get Points or Free Nights
    Win points and/or free nights as part of SPG's new Instant Win game.The post New SPG Instant Win Game – Get Points or Free Nights appeared first on Frequent Miler.        Commentshi there, cant seem to find the link on the SPG site. C…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 9:47pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve 5/24 Enforcement & Possible Ways Around It
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now available for application, but the 5/24 rule looks to be in place. There are some ways around 5/24 however.The post Chase Sapphire Reserve 5/24 Enforcement & Possible Ways Around It appeared first on Frequent Miler…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 3:28pm -
  • The Sapphire Reserve Is Here & Applications Are Open to the Public
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now available with live application links.The post The Sapphire Reserve Is Here & Applications Are Open to the Public appeared first on Frequent Miler.        Commentssubscribe to this by JRDI have a questi…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 1:44pm -
  • The BEST travel rewards card
    Nope, I’m not going to declare that the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card is the best travel rewards card.  By many measures, it probably is the single best travel rewards card, but it’s possible to do better.  Let me explain… The Chase Sapphir…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 10:25am -
  • Sapphire Reserve Not Yet Available Online, But It Is Available In Some Branches Today
    Online apps for the Sapphire Reserve are not yet available, but some people are getting approved in-branch today. Yes, even on a Sunday.The post Sapphire Reserve Not Yet Available Online, But It Is Available In Some Branches Today appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago Aug 21, 2016, 4:03pm -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 08/21/2016
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 3 days ago Aug 21, 2016, 10:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 3 ways I would use the Ritz-Carlton credit card
    There's a simple reason why I am so skeptical of signup bonuses and recurring annual benefits. I receive e-mails and comments every day from readers who say the same thing: "I signed up for this credit card before I found your site, and now I have n…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Final status report on my personal finance application cycle
    Last June I wrote about my personal finance application cycle, in which I applied for a Chase Slate and Citi Double Cash credit card in order to run up high balances and use the resulting negative-interest-rate loans to finance other projects. Since…
    - 6 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 9:59am -
  • I moved. What did I miss?
    Well, faithful readers, I'm back. For the past week I've been packing all my earthly possessions and transporting them 904 miles eastward. They're now, mostly, unpacked, and life should be very slowly returning to normal. Here's what I've learned in…
    - 7 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Thinking about Hyatt Diamond requalification
    I took advantage of the Hyatt Diamond status match late last year and have been enjoying my suite upgrades, free breakfast, lounge access, and check-in amenities for over half a year now. With just under 5 months left to requalify, I've been giving…
    - 16 days ago Aug 8, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Some bonus categories I never think about
    I belong to the noisy-but-unpopular school that believes everyday spending should properly be a rounding error in the typical travel hacker's overall miles and points strategy. That's because more miles can be earned in an afternoon of light manufact…
    - 22 days ago Aug 2, 2016, 9:59am -
  • I don't buy points, but maybe you should!
    Every major loyalty program sells their points for cash, normally at a fixed rate through the industry-sponsored site example, you can buy up to 60,000 Delta SkyMiles per calendar year for 3.76 cents each, up to 75,000 United MileagePl…
    - 29 days ago Jul 26, 2016, 9:59am -
  • "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits" is a beautiful, not-very-useful book
    This is a review of "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits" by Philip A. Fisher. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you're interested in buying a copy, I hope you'll consider using my Amazon Associates referral link.In my May review of t…
    - 30 days ago Jul 25, 2016, 9:59am -
  • Travel hacking without spend
    While I write a lot about strategies for using manufactured spend to get pay for travel at deep discounts, I know that many of my readers find manufacturing spend to be distasteful, time-consuming, or impossible (I know because you never hesitate to…
    - 33 days ago Jul 22, 2016, 9:59am -
  • In defense of mileage running for top-tier elites
    I have the rather unfashionable view that mileage runs on Delta, American, and United are more likely to be worthwhile for top-tier elites now that those programs are revenue-based than they were under the previous, distance-based regime.Mileage runn…
    - 36 days ago Jul 19, 2016, 9:59am -
  • When deals don't stack
    One of the most popular approaches to travel hacking is finding deals that "stack:" when you can apply multiple techniques to a single transaction, you can bring your out of pocket expenses even lower than you would applying any one of them individua…
    - 37 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 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 -


  • newBest Credit Card Ever? 100,000 Point Chase Sapphire Reserve
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). The brand new Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 100,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months. Plus it offers up to $700 in statement credits in the first year of…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:27am -
  • newAirline Regulations for Traveling With Your Pet
    I have an adorable two year old boston terrier named Omar that I share with my boyfriend, pictured above in his carrier on a ferry to Uruguay earlier this year. My home base is Buenos Aires, but when winter strikes we escape back to North American…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:33am -
  • newSave $2,500 Per Year with Citi Price Rewind, How It Works + Reader Success Stories
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Citi offers Price Rewind as a free feature on its personal cards like the: Citi Prestige® Card Citi ThankYou® Premier Card Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card,  Citi®…
    - 23 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 12:49pm -
  • Why Hotel Hustle Will Make Your Life Easier
    Your current situation: you heard that the 75,000 HHonors point sign up bonus for the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card is ending on August 31, 2016. To reap the extra benefits from this limited time offer, you got the card and hav…
    - 1 day ago Aug 23, 2016, 1:28am -
  • Get Citi Prestige by August 31 to Get American Airlines Lounge Access
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Right Now Citi Prestige® Card offers American Airlines lounge access on any day you are flying American Airlines flights for you and either your spouse and kids or any two guests. It also offers Priorit…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 2:26pm -
  • What You Need to Do Now to Book Lufthansa First Class Next Month for 40k Points
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Next month I want to fly Lufthansa First Class from the United States to Europe, like I did a few years ago, because I love the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, the luxury of sitting in the nos…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 12:20pm -
  • Top Ten Things to Do, See, and Eat in Peru: #6 & 7, Cuzco and Lima
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I originally wrote this series in 2012.  As it has turned out to be quite popular, I am in the process of updating it to reflect current information for 2016. “Top 10 Things to Do, See, and Eat in Per…
    - 3 days ago Aug 21, 2016, 11:20pm -
  • 60k Bonus on Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Ends August 31
    August 31, 2016 will be the last day to get the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® sign up bonus of 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $5,000 in the first three months. The standard offer for this card is…
    - 4 days ago Aug 20, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • 8 Star Alliance Flat Bed Business Class Award Seats Open to Europe EVERY DAY of Summer ’17
    Award space is wide open in Austrian Airlines Business Class between the United States and Europe for EIGHT people per flight over the entire Summer. This is amazing news because normally award space over the summer is the toughest to find– findi…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:53pm -
  • 75k Bonus on No Annual Fee Hilton Card Ends August 31
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). On August 31, 2016 at 5 pm ET the 75,000 HHonors point sign up bonus for spending $2,000 within three months of opening the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card is ending. It will most likely…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 3:07pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newDesigners Offer Insight Into Seat Comfort
    Difficult to define and even harder to measure, the joyful state of comfort during air travel is dependent upon a myriad of factors. Total comfort during air travel, especially for economy passengers, is a rare thing, a blissful state that depends up…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newJapanese Airline May Allow Pets to Fly With Their Owners
    All Nippon Airways’ trial run in May was a major success. All Nippon Airways is one step closer to allowing pets to travel with their owners in the passenger cabin. The Japanese airline did a trial run in May and it was a major success, according t…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newTrade Union: London Is Earth’s Most Unethical Tourist City
    The trade union Unite claims that London is the most unethical tourist destination on the planet because its hotel workers are being exploited with low pay and “shameful” employment practices. Chefs and other hotel staff are allegedly causing acc…
    - 2 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:00am -
  • newTSA Wait Times Down at Chicago Airports, Officials Say
    According to Chicago officials, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) queue wait times at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) are now under 10 minutes. That number is down from May’s approximated 2-hour wait times. The city also claims Chic…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:25pm -
  • newAir New Zealand Staff in Trouble Over Photos and Video
    Some Air New Zealand employees are dealing with the consequences of inappropriate videos and photos. Some employees of Air New Zealand had a bit too much fun on social media while uniformed and are now facing the consequences. Two pieces of media hav…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 9:06pm -
  • newLaGuardia Traffic Creates Nightmares for Flyers
    Frustrated flyers take to walking to terminals after detours stop traffic. Flyers attempting to depart out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) may want to arrive in walking shoes, after many report up to an hour-long traffic jam heading into the…
    - 15 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 8:24pm -
  • newCheck out This Blog Before Eating on Airplanes

    - 16 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 7:43pm -
  • newAirlines Enhance Baggage Policy for Passengers
    An enhanced policy is soon coming to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair that will allow passengers to add an extra 10kg to their baggage upon check-in. Per Japan Today, “Marco Polo Club Silver, Gold and Diamond members will benefit from an extra 10kg, 15…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 7:09pm -
  • newLegacy Carrier Offers Pilots 27% Raise
    Delta Air Lines has offered a 27 percent raise to its 13,000 pilots over the course of four years. The number is significantly less than the amount proposed by employees during contract negotiations that have gone unresolved since the beginning of…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 7:07pm -
  • newNo Good Excuse for Airlines’ Archaic Maternity Policies
    The New York Times has a question for you: “How to accommodate commercial airline pilots who are balancing new motherhood?“ I’m thrilled with this – hopeful that the outdated maternity policies crews struggle under are finally attracting so…
    - 17 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 6:22pm -

Travel is Free

  • One Credit Card Bonus /w Over $2,000 of Travel!
    Perhaps the biggest news of the year (certainly the mos […]The post One Credit Card Bonus /w Over $2,000 of Travel! appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 1 day ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:17am -
  • Updated: Complete Map of Marriott Rewards Hotels
    Updated: Aug 18, 2016 Marriott Rewards program is one o […]The post Updated: Complete Map of Marriott Rewards Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 6 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • Airbnb Your House – Get Paid To Travel!
    If you are not listing your house on airbnb while you […]The post Airbnb Your House – Get Paid To Travel! appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 9 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 2:38pm -
  • FlyingBlue Miles in the Pacific
    Continuing my series on using Miles in the Pacific, I f […]The post FlyingBlue Miles in the Pacific appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 13 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 6:50pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • newCheap Broadway Tickets With TodayTix
    Want to see a show on Broadway?  Try TodayTix to get discounts and avoid waiting in line to purchase tickets for shows you want to see. I’ll share my experience.  And show you how it works! What’s TodayTix? Link:   TodayTix Enter code … C…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:01am -
  • newUpdated: United Airlines Trick to Save $75 on Close-In Ticketing Fees Still Works
    I’ve written about the trick to save $75 on United Airlines award flights you book less than 21 days in advance  And according to MileValue, the trick still works! United Airlines normally charges an extra $75 for all award tickets booked … Con…
    - 4 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:00am -
  • newNodPod: A New Type of Travel Pillow So You Can Sleep Anywhere
    I’m lucky enough to be able to sleep anywhere!  But if you have trouble sleeping on planes or on long car rides, there’s a new product to take a look at. Million Mile Secrets reader David sent us an email … Continue reading →        …
    - 19 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 4:56pm -
  • newTop 5 Small Business Credit Cards With No Annual Fee for 2016
    Paying a credit card’s annual fee is not something most folks look forward to.  Especially those new to our hobby of miles & points. So I’ve put together a list of my favorite no-annual fee small business credit cards to help you minimize y…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 4:50pm -
  • newSapphire Reserve Application Officially Live!
    Yesterday, I was excited to be the first big travel blog to share news that you could officially sign-up for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card! Sapphire Reserve Application A big thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Nathan for sharing a direct…
    - 22 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 2:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • Where I Find the Best Travel Deals
    There are incredible travel deals happening all the time. In this post, I share with you where I go to get the best flight, hotel, tour deals when I'm looking to travel - and the one site that you should never ever use when you are planning a trip!…
    - 6 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 11:00am -
  • How to Plan a Trip to a Place You Know Nothing About
    For the first time in a long time, I am going to a place I know nothing about... and I’m thrilled! Normally, if I have enough of a basic understanding of a place, I just wing it, but Sri Lanka required some work. Here's how to plan a trip in a dest…
    - 9 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 1:57pm -
  • The Swedish Birthday Party
    One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing another culture's traditions and I got to do that in Sweden at a friend's birthday party. Today, I share about what makes Swedish birthday celebrations special and the cultural lessons I learned whil…
    - 13 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 1:08pm -
  • Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions (#2)
    Time for the next part of my reader Q&A! A few weeks ago, I did a post answering questions from my newsletter readers! In this post, I answer questions about pop culture, solo travel, grammar, and more. Besides personal questions, I also offer lots o…
    - 16 days ago Aug 8, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • The Life of a Travel Writer: An Interview with David Farley
    Travel writer David Farley's resume boasts books, articles, and professorships at NYU and Columbia. In this interview, we discuss all things writing, like how he got started and his advice for aspiring writers. If you're interested in the industry, t…
    - 20 days ago Aug 4, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • The Great Destination Guide Update of 2016 (Your Help Wanted!)
    We need your help! We're undertaking a big update to the 200+ free travel guides on this site, as many are sorely in need of revising and expanding. I strive to make these as comprehensive as possible to help as many people as possible to travel bett…
    - 23 days ago Aug 1, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • How this Family of 4 Traveled the World for $130 a Day
    If you're thinking about traveling with family, this post by Cliff Hsia shares how he traveled around the world for 10 months on a budget with his family of four. He breaks down how he saved money, how he spent money, the amount he budgeted, and why…
    - 27 days ago Jul 28, 2016, 1:56pm -
  • 10 Life Changing Moments from 10 Years as a Nomad
    The last 10 years on the road have been one happy accident after another. When I think back on all the things I've experienced, I count myself blessed. In honor of my ten year anniversary as a nomad, I'm sharing my favorite life changing moments from…
    - 29 days ago Jul 26, 2016, 3:10pm -
  • The Challenges of Being a Gay Solo Backpacker
    Backpacking is a great way to explore the world. However, gay travelers have to deal with a new set of challenges on the road. Learn here how to face obstacles and overcome them when you travel so you can enjoy your backpacking experience to the full…
    - 34 days ago Jul 21, 2016, 1:16pm -
  • Too Many Places: Overcoming the Paradox of Choice
    Choosing where to go can be one of the most difficult choices when it comes to travel. How do you narrow down your destinations, get on with your trip planning, and not suffer the anxiety that comes with choice overload? Here are 6 ways to deal with…
    - 37 days ago Jul 18, 2016, 1:48pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 77 days ago 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 -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -



  • newEbates Triple
    Thanks to reader Rob for sharing that Ebates is offering triple cashback this week for a lot of stores. Take a look to see if anything stands out for you portal lovers who take advantage of these.
    - 3 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 8:37am -
  • Tuesday Triple
    Play this instant win game from Starwood. And then play again every day for the next 3 weeks. Bonus American miles for 3-day car rentals here. I’ve never gotten as many messages about a credit card as I did yesterday. Yes, the Chase Sapphire Reser…
    - 1 day ago Aug 23, 2016, 7:28am -
  • United Miles For Mercedes Shoppers
    Thanks to reader Nate for sending this one. If you have status or a credit card with United, you could be looking at 50,000 miles… If you’re shopping for a car… And if that car is a Mercedes.
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 8:52am -
  • FlexPerks Olympic Promo
    I mentioned this as the Olympics were starting, but there’s a much clearer idea what the bonus will be now. With 3 days left, we’re looking at well over 30,000 extra points in addition to the normal 20,000. In case you’re not familiar with…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 8:41am -
  • IHG Promo
    Thanks to reader Drunk Daniel for sending this. Sign in to your IHG account and see what kind of offers they’re giving you.
    - 6 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 9:02am -
  • Delta Offer
    If you’re looking for a good way to burn some Delta miles, check this out. Some bargains (especially by SkyMile standards) for those flying to Mexico or the Caribbean. But only until the end of the day.
    - 7 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 8:40am -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve
    Yesterday, I was flooded with emails about this. Chase decided to announce the arrival of their new credit card in a strange way. A ton of my readers found it especially “distasteful,” “unprofessional,” etc. It was unusual at best. Maybe C…
    - 8 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 8:31am -
  • Hyatt Giveaway
    Only one of these posts left after this. Again, thanks to the amazing response from you guys in May, I’ve had some good stuff to give away… Been trying to space these out the best I can. So far, I’ve given out American Airlines gift cards, 13…
    - 9 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 8:56am -
  • How To Seem Less Dumb
    I’d like to interrupt the regularly scheduled deal post for this short public service announcement… Many of you make the exact same spelling mistakes. And here’s something I don’t think you really understand about it… This makes you appear…
    - 12 days ago Aug 12, 2016, 8:32am -
  • Thursday Stuff
    Less United miles needed for domestic flights here. Also, here’s some extra British Airways Avios points if you’re looking for a new bonus to transfer Amex Membership Rewards.
    - 13 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 8:00am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • newAmerican Express Gift Card Fee Waiver Promo Codes, Coupons, Free Shipping Promotional Codes – August 2016
    American Express Gift Card promotional codes can mean extra savings. We now have No Purchase Fee promo code with FEE16(10/31/2016) and Free Shipping Promo Code with FREESHIP16(10/31/2016). Easily get $8.95 or $5.95 in discount savings from the free s…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 5:05am -
  • newNew Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express Review: $100 Statement Credit
    While American Express is an advertising partner of HustlerMoneyBlog, the opinions and beliefs in this article are the author’s alone and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from Amer…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:00am -
  • newChase Sapphire Preferred Review – 50,000 Bonus Points($625 towards hotel/airfare) Best Travel Card!
    Chase Sapphire? Preferred Card – $250 Sign-Up Bonus – SummaryThe Chase Preferred Sapphire Card is offering new cardholders 25,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. With 25,000 bonus points, you can rede…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 2:35am -
  • newOptionsHouse Promotion: Trade Commission-Free for 60 Days
    One of today’s top rated online discount brokerages, OptionHouse is giving away 60-day free trade pass if you open a new account and funding it with $5,000 or more by December 31, 2016. OptionHouse offers competitive commission rates for stock tra…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 1:00am -
  • newCornerstone Community Financial CU Review: $120 Checking Bonus (MI)
    For residents of Michigan, Cornerstone Community Financial CU is offering you an opportunity to earn a $120 bonus! This offer does not expire and is based on each qualifying cycle! To start, you are required to open a CCF Choice Tunes account. Once…
    - 12 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:00am -
  • newFreedomPop Review: Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill
    If you’re tired with your carrier’s phone plan, you might be interested in FreedomPop – the prepaid carrier that offers a Global SIM plan including 200 MB of data, 200 min and 500 texts per month. The company is currently offering a Global 3-i…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 11:08pm -
  • newMiami Flat Fares $5 Uber Rides
    For residents of Miami, Uber is having a promotion where you can purchase a voucher for $30, that lets you only pay $5 per ride in Miami if you purchase before the deadline of September 30th, 2016. Use this promotion if you live in the area of Miami…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:45pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines Avis Budget Car Rental Promotion: Save 35% + 5,000 Bonus Miles
    For a limited time, American Airlines is having a promotion where you can Save up to 35% Off Car Rental + 5,000 Bonus Miles when you rent a specialty vehicle for 3 or more days before the deadline of October 15th, 2016. You can either rent from Avis…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:15pm -
  • newTop Ten Hot Deals for August 23, 2016
    Are you looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? You’re in the right spot! Today we have the TiVo Recorder, Asus Laptop, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Ring Home Security Kit, an…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • newTop Ten Flight Deals for August 23, 2016
    If you’re looking to travel, but don’t want to spend all of your money, here is a list of the best flight deals of the day. These promotions normally are only good for a few days. Make sure if you find a promotion that you like, book it immediate…
    - 14 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 9:45pm -

Travel Codex

  • newHilton Extends Double Points Promo through December 31
    Hilton HHonors has been running a promotion for much of the year called Double Up, offering double points on every stay and at every hotel. It’s refreshing in its simplicity since there are no hoops to jump through, although it may lack the big num…
    - 13 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 10:32pm -
  • newSPG “Open More” Game: Win up to 50,000 Starpoints and Other Prizes
    Starwood Preferred Guest is already promoting its upcoming fall promotion with an online game that runs now through September 12. (HT to Oxon Flyer on FlyerTalk) Dubbed “Open More,” you can log in each day with your SPG member number and select a…
    - 20 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 3:57pm -
  • Shhh, your miles are actually getting more valuable! (Part 1)
    We usually leave the contrarian posts to Julian, but I’ve been having a number of conversations with friends that leading me to believe we’re reaching an inflection point with mileage devaluations. Your pool of miles from diligently hoarding cre…
    - 1 day ago Aug 23, 2016, 11:40am -
  • Applications for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Now Available Online
    Yesterday, August 21, was long reported to be the official launch day for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, a new premium card with a high annual fee but potentially lucrative rewards and a 100,000-point sign up bonus. A few people were able to apply earl…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 3:20pm -
  • Get Up to 50% More Alaska Airlines Miles for Just 1.97 Cents Each
    Alaska Airlines announced a promotion this week that marks down the price of its miles significantly. This is a tiered bonus that rewards you more for buying more points, and you do have to log in (some people might get a smaller bonus than others)…
    - 6 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 5:30pm -
  • Award Travel Rules for Redeeming British Airways Avios
    A few months ago I wrote detailed instructions for finding award space on the British Airways website. Although many people use it to find awards that they ultimately book with miles from another loyalty program, BA’s Executive Club has some value…
    - 6 days ago Aug 18, 2016, 5:01pm -
  • Does It Make Sense to Transfer Points from the Chase Sapphire Reserve?
    I woke up this morning thinking about the new Chase Sapphire Reserve and realized that the value it offers is unprecedented. This is for two reasons: the massive sign up bonus of 100,000 points and the ability to redeem them for a minimum of 1.5 cent…
    - 7 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 5:30pm -
  • Update on New Centurion, Delta, and Alaska Airlines Lounges in Seattle
    There have been several updates to the new Delta Sky Club and expanding Amex Centurion Studio in Seattle, but before sharing that I wanted to see if I could find more information with a little digging. I’ve managed to get at least a blueprint for…
    - 7 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 4:09pm -
  • Delta Will Offer Enclosed Suites in Business Class
    Delta Air Lines issued a news release today on its new business class seats, which will be coming to the Airbus A350 in fall of 2017 and eventually its existing Boeing 777 fleet. However, the most striking detail is that these seats will have a slidi…
    - 8 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 10:55pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Launches with 100K Bonus …but No Flight Discounts
    Chase finally launched the much-rumored Sapphire Reserve credit card this week with a huge sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend. It also confirmed the benefits this card will offer. (HT to Miles to Memories) Despite being…
    - 8 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 9:04pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newFeastly Pop-Up Meals by Local Chefs $10 Credit and $10 Referrals
    Check out Feastly to explore local trending chefs in your city for a unique dining experience at pop-up spaces, farms, homes, and restaurants.Plus, new users can get a Free $10 Feastly Credit to use on any Feastly meal that you book.The post Feastl…
    - 19 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 4:48pm -
  • Postmates App $10 Referral Credit for Delivery Services from Any Restaurant or Store
    Postmates offers on-demand delivery services from any restaurant or store to your home or office in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, D.C., L.A., Austin, Boston, Seattle, and many other cities across the U.S.A.Just create a free Postmates Accou…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 6:54pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Card 100,000 Bonus Points
    The new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card will give you 100,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases, a $300 annual credit for travel purchases, and many other features and benefits.There is now an online application link available for the Chase Sapphir…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 5:03pm -
  • Jamba Juice $3 Discount and Free Birthday Smoothie with Jamba Insider Rewards
    You can join the Jamba Insider Rewards program to get a $3 discount off your next visit to Jamba Juice.Plus, you'll receive a free small birthday smoothie every year and other special members-only benefits.The post Jamba Juice $3 Discount and Free…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 3:51pm -
  • Samsung Pay Referral Rewards $5 Bonus for Both Users
    Samsung Pay has introduced the new High Five Referral Rewards Program that provides both users with a $5 bonus when a current user refers a new user to try Samsung Pay.Plus, new Samsung Pay users may also earn $20 in rewards when you make your first…
    - 4 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 11:55pm -
  • Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank Checking and Savings Account Promotion in Pennsylvania
    The Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank in Pennsylvania is offering a $200 checking account bonus, a $100 savings account bonus, and a $200 business checking account bonus.Check out this Fidelity Bank Account Bonus for more details.The post Fidelity D…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:25pm -
  • Star One Credit Union $120 New Member and $60 Referral Bonus Program
    The Star One Credit Union referral program provides a $120 bonus to new members who join via a current member's referral, plus current members will earn a $60 bonus for each new member that you refer.This Star One Credit Union Referral Bonus is avai…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:15pm -
  • Glamsquad On-Demand Beauty Service $20 Discount and $20 Referral Credits
    Glamsquad is an on-demand beauty service that provides you with private appointments at your home or office for hair styling, makeup, and nails in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.Just sign up via this Glamsquad $20 Discount Link to get $20 off your…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 4:10pm -
  • Barclaycard CashForward Credit Card $100 Bonus
    The Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard Credit Card offers a $100 bonus after $500 in purchases within the first 90 days, 1.5% cash back on all purchases with a 5% redemption bonus, and no annual fee.Apply for the Barclaycard CashForward World…
    - 11 days ago Aug 13, 2016, 11:50am -
  • Chase Military Banking Program – Premier Plus Checking Account with $300 Bonus
    The Chase Military Banking Program provides all current military service members and veterans a Chase Premier Plus Checking Account with no minimum balance requirement and no $25 monthly service fee.You can also Get $300 when you open a new Chase Pr…
    - 11 days ago Aug 13, 2016, 10:25am -

Boarding Area

  • newIt’s that time again – British Airways sale in progress (Premium Fares Special)
    It’s that time again – British Airways is conducting its late summer sale, with offers on flights going on until the 23rd September. British Airways Boeing 747-400 taxing at Heathrow Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond. Now you fly a BA 7…
    - 21 mins ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:25am -
  • newWhy I Am Not Applying for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
    As you likely know, a brand new credit card product just arrived on the scene. The Chase Sapphire Reserve card may be the best credit card product of all time if you travel frequently. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why. 100,000 bonus Ul…
    - 46 mins ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:00am -
  • newHow to get approved for the Sapphire Reserve 100K offer [NEW]
    A few weeks ago I wrote a similarly named post “Get approved for the Sapphire Reserve 100K offer despite 5/24.” Since then, we’ve learned more about how Chase is handing Sapphire Reserve applications, and Chase has discontinued their Special Re…
    - 1 hour ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:25am -
  • newEin Abend in der verrückten Park Hyatt Tokyo LOBBY
    Die Lobby im Park Hyatt Tokyo ist wie eine Theaterbühne. Ja, was man geboten hat, war eine gute Aufführung ...
    - 4 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 7:37am -
  • new50% bonus on converting Citi points to Avios
    Avios, the currency earned while flying British Airways and Iberia, is currently offering a 50% transfer bonus to Citibank customers who make a conversion. Check out all the details of the promotion and how to make it work for you. The post 50% bonu…
    - 5 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 6:56am -
  • new3 Nights at Aria (Vegas) for $USD 38 + 125 Food and Beverage Credit! (Aug 30 – Sep 2)
    Just playing around tonight, and found that the Aria in Las Vegas has a rate of $29/night for Aug 30 – Sep 2. This includes a $125 food/beverage credit. Now, if you book on Orbitz using the promo code MASTERCARD150 through their hotel+flight optio…
    - 7 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 5:11am -
  • newSave $150 Off Flight & Hotel Packages with Orbitz & Mastercard
    Save $150 on flight and hotel packages from Orbitz. Focus on short flights and cheap hotels for a cheap trip and huge savings.
    - 7 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 4:41am -
  • newSave $150 Off 3+ Night Flight & Hotel Packages at Orbitz
    Save $150 off a 3 or more night flight and hotel package from Orbitz.The post Save $150 Off 3+ Night Flight & Hotel Packages at Orbitz appeared first on Frequent Miler.
    - 7 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 4:30am -
  • newHow Out and Out Makes Money
    There’s been a lot of talk in the blog space this week about monetization, affiliate links, and the lengths bloggers will go to make revenue, including from Doctor of Credit and Rapid Travel Chai – people I hugely admire and respect. It all got m…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:57am -
  • newPilot and Flight Attendant Suspended Over Use of Blow-Up Doll in Cockpit
    A pilot and a flight attendant for Air New Zealand were suspended over their photos with a blow up doll in the Air New Zealand cockpit. Perhaps Air New Zealand wasn’t a fan of them using the auto-pilot. While I’m sure it is an unconventional app…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:03am -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newTwo New Promos: JetBlue and Starwood
    Part of the fun of this game is finding all of the promos that are out there. Today, I saw two new ones, including one that doesn’t require any stays, flights or dollars spent on your part. JetBlue “Go All Over” Before we get started, I’d lik…
    - 21 hours ago Aug 23, 2016, 3:11pm -
  • 20% (Or More) Rebate on Every Purchased JetBlue Flight
    Every once in a while, I see an offer from a hotel, airline or credit card company that is too good to last. I wrote an article about it for InsideFlyer here, mentioning a few that would get shut down. Shortly after writing about the excessive Citi P…
    - 2 days ago Aug 22, 2016, 1:38pm -
  • InterContinental (IHG) Back with Accelerate Promotion
    A few times per year, IHG, owner of InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza (among others) offers some version of its Accelerate promotion. The program is unique for each customer and gives you a list of “tasks” to complete. The more you c…
    - 4 days ago Aug 20, 2016, 2:23pm -
  • The World’s Youngest Million-Miler
    Some babies are born under the right star. Others are born on the right airplane. So congratulations to Baby Haven, born at the right time, halfway between Dubai and Manila at 36,000 feet. The Big Winner I think that we can all agree that the real g…
    - 5 days ago Aug 19, 2016, 11:53am -
  • Yes, The Airlines Are, In Fact, Watching You…
    In case you were wondering whether the airlines know what’s going on when people attempt to game promotions… Yes. Yes They Do. But sometimes they have a little fun with it. About six weeks ago, I discussed a JetBlue promotion where the airline de…
    - 7 days ago Aug 17, 2016, 7:24pm -
  • Helpful Websites for The Next Level
    Everybody gets by with a little help from their friends. When I’m looking to do something a little more advanced, such as determine if award seats are available on a flight or find a bank account that takes a credit card for its opening deposit, I…
    - 8 days ago Aug 16, 2016, 4:08pm -
  • Marriott Elite Status (Without A Stay)
    There’s a decent chance that Marriott Rewards is going to end up being your BFF, whether you like it or not. If you are currently a Starwood Preferred Guest Customer or will simply want access to the widest network of hotels, you’ll be spending a…
    - 9 days ago Aug 15, 2016, 4:11pm -
  • The Olympics of Hotel Elite Status: Part Two
    A couple of days ago, I covered what I feel are the best levels to shoot for in each of the elite programs at Marriott, Starwood and Hilton. Today, I’m going to cover both Hyatt and IHG (Intercontinental and Holiday Inn, among others). The short ve…
    - 12 days ago Aug 12, 2016, 7:06pm -
  • Industry Tidbits (And Why You May Need To Rename Your Pet)
    Lots of bits and pieces from around the industry today, so put aside your Pokemon Go for now. A Marriott Save The Date Card If you are a Marriott customer, you likely just got a notice about their upcoming MegaBonus promotion, starting September 1. M…
    - 13 days ago Aug 11, 2016, 6:52pm -
  • The Olympics of Hotel Elite Status: Part One
    Travelers, including myself, often put a lot of emphasis on airline elite status. Let’s face it: The gap between bottom tier and top tier can make a huge difference in how comfortably you fly and the fees you pay. Not as many people spend time thi…
    - 14 days ago Aug 10, 2016, 7:46pm -

The Faraway Guide

  • Top 10 Credit Cards For December 2015
    December 2015 has loads of deals in the credit card space. Chase and Citibank dominate this month's top ten list, earning a combined eight (!!) nominations. That isn't to say there aren't many, many other...
    - Dec 1, 2015, 11:45am -
  • You Already Have The World’s Best Travel App
    We were lost. Maybe it was the fact we hadn’t stopped travelling for ten months, but Andrea and I had slipped when it came to planning. Our new plan: arrive via plane, bus or train and then figure it out...
    - Nov 9, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • Why Retail Cards Hurt Your Credit Score
    I have never been a big mall person. For me, spending time in a retail store is somewhere between a trip to the dentist and slow torture with no end in sight – especially with the limited risk and lucrative...
    - Nov 1, 2015, 2:13pm -
  • Visit Russia For 72 Hours Without A Visa
    The 72-hour visa free ferry to visit Russia can save hundreds of dollars for US citizens traveling to the country. But it was bittersweet for Andrea and I, as we recently spent 4 nights at the grandiose InterContinental Moscow – and paid dearly…
    - Oct 19, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Expedia Just Made An Under The Radar, Positive Change
    As a fan of points, typically I'd advise readers to book directly on the airline or hotel website. This is because booking with a third party - like Expedia - can negate beneficial parameters associated with...
    - Sep 30, 2015, 12:59pm -
  • Using Points & Miles To Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is a mesmerizing place. As you sail through floating mountains, you get that unique sense of calm that only faraway places create. Located in the northeast corner of Vietnam...
    - Sep 29, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • 5% Cash Back At Amazon For Chase Freedom Cardholders
    Chase Freedom remains one of the best credit cards without an annual fee. The reason is simple: on top of 1% cash back on every purchase, Chase offers quarterly categories for 5% cash back. From October...
    - Sep 28, 2015, 12:53pm -
  • Last Chance: 75,000 Hilton Points & No Annual Fee With Citi Visa Signature
    There are only a couple days left to enjoy 75,000 Hilton bonus points with no annual fee. These points are available with the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card, the best no-fee hotel card currently...
    - Sep 27, 2015, 1:52pm -
  • Using Points To Visit Seoul, South Korea
    One of my favorite cities in all of Asia is Seoul, South Korea. The place was a shock to my senses: 600-year-old villages intermingle with organic restaurants, street vendors and retail stores are swarmed by...
    - Sep 22, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Citi AA Platinum Card Eliminating Foreign Transaction Fees
    As a frequent American Airlines traveler, one of my favorite cards is the Citi AA Platinum. It has a waived annual fee in the first year and offers 50,000 bonus miles upon sign up, among other...
    - Sep 21, 2015, 12:13pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • 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…
    - 6 mins ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:40am -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 15 mins ago Aug 24, 2016, 11:31am -
  • newHas anyone been to Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
    How does it compare to other luxury san fran hotels?
    - 2 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 9:57am -
  • newSPG TO AA 20,000 + 5,000 bonus 20% = 30,000.
    Don’t miss your chance to earn more miles toward your next trip with the American Airlines AAdvantage® and Starwood Preferred Guest® programs. Now through September 14, 2016, you can earn a 20% bonus when you convert your Starpoints® to AAdvanta…
    - 8 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:38am -
  • newQuestion on Chase Ultimate Rewards
    First time poster here and I have about a thousand questions. But I'll start out with just this one.I am considering applying for Chase Freedom and Unlimited. I don't have a CSP or CSR, but I do plan on applying to these later. I understand I cannot…
    - 9 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 3:10am -
  • newThe Official Milepoint Kiva Lounge Thread
    Canucklehead just suggested this. It is too good not to have one so we have someplace to be generally OT among team members and vistors.Talk away!!!I will make $25 loans for the first ten posters on this thread today.
    - 11 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 1:01am -
  • going out of business
    My favorite method of earning miles has been going through the American Air Aadvantage shopping portal and then ordering from Unfortunately August 13 is your last day to order. Load up now while you have the chance. Same for United or…
    - 11 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 12:42am -
  • newDelta Forum Lounge Thread
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  • newSMD7 ATH AfterDO
    Some of us will stay a bit longer after the official part of the MegaDo has concluded. So let's start collecting some ideas and maybe organise groups according to interests. I myself will have the whole of Saturday and will need to leave in the late…
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Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newOnline check-in for second flight of CDG-AUH-SYD?
    Hi all :) Sorry if it has been asked before. When OLCI opens for first flight CDG-AUH, 39 hours before, can I check-in for the second flight in the mean time? And select my seat for both flights at the same time? I am travelling with my...
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  • newFare Basis and Booking Class from MMB or Email
    Is there any reliable means of determining BA fare classes, and especially fare bases, from locators (or ticket numbers come to that) as displayed on MMB or in confirmation emails? I may need to change or cancel a long-held reservation and I'd...
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  • newTyphoon Lion Rock
    Typhoon Lionrock is slated to hit Tokyo on Monday if it tracks that way. I have a flight that would be landing at 9pm in NRT from ICN. Anyone know the best place to track this storm, and, how often will they cancel flights at NRT?
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  • newCan u advise a European how to get from MCI to CLT?
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  • newFlying to NRT via ICN with Typhoon
    I'm flying to Japan from New York passing through South Korea. We leave this coming Sunday, which means we arrive in Korea on the Monday. We have a connecting flight to Japan that same day. However, it appears that there is a typhoon headed to Japan.…
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  • newCompanion voucher + upgrade with avios
    Hi folks I'm trying to buy a return premium economy ticket from LHR to PVG and use avios to upgrade to Club World. I'd then like to use my companion voucher to copy this booking for my partner. But it doesn't seem possible. It looks like...
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  • newNew fares enhanced (no more free changes)
    h/t HfP It seems the new fare structure was too good to be true :( From the HfP article: ( As of last Friday, ‘Plus’ fares can no longer be changed fo…
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  • newCelebrating 70 years aircraft
    A 738 (LN-RGI) has been painted to celebrate the 70 years anniversary. First flights for this aircraft are: FlightDateDeparture Arrival SK 048324-aug-16ARN09:20OSL10:20 SK 048424-aug-16OSL11:00ARN11:55 SK ...
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  • newBA Amex Card (UK) Discount?
    Sorry if this is addressed elsewhere - I searched and didn't see it - but is there a discount associated with the UK Amex card? I am an American Expat in the UK and applied for/will receive a British Airways Premium Plus Credit Card. I know that...
    - 2 hours ago Aug 24, 2016, 10:07am -
  • newWhat's Happening to Eva Air 'Hello Kitty' Flights
    I just noticed the following announcement on the Eva Air website
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  • newTravel Contests: Week of August 24, 2016
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a $10K Hawaiian trip Win a cruise through the Virgin Islands Win a three-night trip for two to Turks & Caicos Win a once-in-a-lifetime guided family whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon Win a $1…
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  • newTravel Book of the Week: “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner
    I haven’t read “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World” yet but it’s been highly recommended by multiple friends—including my mother-in-law. The author, Eric Weiner, is an award-winning foreign cor…
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  • newTravel Product of the Week: PetChatz
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  • newTravel Video of the Week: BBC’s Olympics Review
    I don’t know about you, but I was very skeptical of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio. As the eight-minute BBC video above captures elegantly, Brazil had a lot of problems, especially with the raised Zika virus threat. I thought for sure they were…
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  • newTravel Tip of the Day: What to Do in the Event of an Earthquake
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  • 10 Best Commercials From the Rio 2016 Olympics
    It’s rare that I’m home for a prolonged period of time; rarer still that I watch television. But now that my wife and I are expecting our first child, we’ve slowed down our travels and have been taking things at a slower pace at home. It’s be…
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  • Travel Style: Pier Nirandara
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  • Travel Webcam of the Week: Hollywood Sign
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  • Travel Instagram of the Week: missjetsetter
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  • Travel Tip of the Day: New Rule for Canadians with Dual Citizenship
    New Rule for Canadians with Dual Citizenship According to the Toronto Star, starting on September 30, Canadians with dual citizenship must use their Canadian passport to travel back to Canada by air. This new air-travel rule is no doubt going to catc…
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  • newCSR Approvals, Antarctica Luxury Style, Blog Writing Sucks, 100 Best Films
    We bring you the latest on CSR approvals, travel to Antarctica luxury style, show you how blog writing sucks, learn of the 100 best films, check out some awesome architecture, keep SPG and IHG Rewards points from expiring, visit the Caribbean, questi…
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  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Link Show Bloggers’ True Colors, Cool Hotel Pools, Internet Porn Addiction
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  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Mania, What To Do In Doha, Global Entry Rocks
    We bring you more of the recent Chase Sapphire Reserve mania, inform you what to do in Doha, show you how Global Entry rocks, visit some European villages, burn some AA miles on Iberia to Europe next summer, news on the former Dearborn Hyatt, life ha…
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  • Congo Trip Report, Olympic Marathons, Trump Whites, Flacca
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  • Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Platinum, Delta Suite, Orlando Hiltons
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  • CSR Killer Card, Millennial Debt & Miles, Asia Airports, Luanda
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  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Mania Alert, Delta Attacks, Rainforest Inside Hotel
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  • Sapphire Reserve, Cathay Pacific With AA Miles, Faroe Islands
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  • Citibank Bonus Changes, Skyteam Award Space, Cheeseburgers!
    We bring you more on the Citibank bonus changes, help you find Skyteam award space, we go to eat awesome cheeseburgers, learn about the war on drugs, El Chapo and heroine, check out some awesome buildings, laugh at some people with their dolls and mo…
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  • Fractured Arab World, Svalbard Trip Report, Humanity’s Progress
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