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The Points Guy

  • new4 Reasons Someone in Your Family Needs a United Credit Card
    Airline co-branded credit cards lost a little luster for a while as transferable point cards with flashier category bonuses took their turn in the spotlight. Transferable cards are still kind of in the spotlight, but airline co-branded cards have bee…
    - 4 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:56pm -
  • newChase’s 5/24 Rule Has Expanded to the World of Hyatt Card and Other Co-Brands
    We saw rumblings online last week, but now it looks all but confirmed: The World of Hyatt Credit Card is now subject to Chase’s infamous 5/24 rule. This means that if you’ve opened five or more personal cards across all issuers in the last 24 m…
    - 45 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:15pm -
  • newGet 15% Cashback on Starbucks Purchases This Holiday Season Through This Amex Offer
    For the holidays, Starbucks and American Express want to help you get your morning buzz for a little bit cheaper. They’ve launched a new promotion offering 15% off for targeted cardholders through Amex Offers. For the uninitiated, Amex Offers are…
    - 60 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:00pm -
  • newUnited Adds Nearly 150 Additional Flights for Spring Break Travel
    United is adding nearly 150 flights between its hubs and popular spring break destinations for the busy travel season. More specifically, it’s adding 31 flights to 12 islands in the Caribbean, 28 flights to seven cities in Mexico and 27 flights to…
    - 1 hour ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:30pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Flights to Hawaii From Just 19,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip
    Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. The excellent flight deals to Hawaii continue! In addition to be…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • newTalking Points Episode 2: Exploring JPMorgan Chase and Ultimate Rewards
    The second episode of Talking Points features Kristin Lemkau, chief marketing officer at JPMorgan Chase, and Sarah Silbert, TPG‘s senior credit cards editor. Lemkau tells The Points Guy about the marketing and evolution of the Chase Sapphire produc…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:07pm -
  • newTop Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fees in 2018
    Banks are in business to make money, and there’s nothing wrong with paying a reasonable fee in return for a valuable service. Of all the charges that can be imposed by a credit card, though, foreign transaction fees are the most egregious. Many cre…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • newHow Do Charge Cards Affect Your Credit Score?
    “Reader Questions” are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. With all the hype surrounding the Platinum Card® from American Express and the recently refreshed American Express® Gold Card, it’s easy t…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newForget the Pool — You Can Now Book Resort Experiences With Pro Athletes
    You watch them on TV, you cheer for them from the stands and you might even get to meet them if you splurge on the right seats. But getting to train with them one-on-one? For super fans, that kind of VIP experience with a professional athlete is the…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 11:00am -
  • newAfter 2 Losses, Priority Pass Adds a New Restaurant at LAX
    Priority Pass recently dropped two restaurants from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), but members of the popular lounge program will be excited to hear that the company has added another restaurant to its offerings at one of the country’s la…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:30am -

Frugal Travel Guy

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newAmerican Will Fly Boeing 777-300ER To Tokyo Haneda
    Well this is interesting. American's "flagship" aircraft is the Boeing 777-300ER. American only has 20 of these planes in their fleet, and as of now they fly them on select routes to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, London, Sao Paulo, and Sydney.These are b…
    - 51 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:09pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines Launches Saver Fares (AKA Basic Economy)
    Alaska Airlines has been in a tough spot lately. The airline used to be a favorite on Wall Street, but since their takeover of Virgin America, Alaska’s stock hasn’t been doing great. The issue isn’t just the questionable/expensive takeover, bu…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:10pm -
  • newEL AL Passengers File Lawsuit Over Controversial Shabbat Flight
    EL AL has been in the news a lot the past few days regarding last Thursday's flight from New York to Tel Aviv.Here are the two posts I've written about this:If you want all the details check out those posts, but essentially what happened is that an…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:30pm -
  • newAmerican Will Fly Their Awful 737 MAX To Brazil
    American has gotten quite a bit of attention for their Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which have been extremely unpopular with passengers.While other airlines are taking delivery of new planes with comfortable cabins and personal televisions at every se…
    - 3 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 12:51pm -
  • newDon’t Do This: Man Protests Cancelled Flight By Setting Fire To Luggage
    Delays and cancelled flights happen. They can be very frustrating when travelling and its natural to feel angry against the airline (or airport) that caused it.But don't do what this person did.An unnamed man was flying a domestic PIA flight PK607…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 12:03pm -
  • newGreat Deal: Buy Fairmont Gift Cards With 20% Bonus
    The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past few years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year.They typically offer one of th…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 11:06pm -
  • newSave $1,000 On A Cathay Pacific Business Class Ticket
    Cathay Pacific has just launched a "Black Friday" sale that has the potential to be pretty lucrative. You can save $1,000 off the cost of a business class ticket or $500 off the cost of a premium economy ticket when you use promotion code HOLIDAY.He…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 10:02pm -
  • newWhich Spark Business Card Offer Is Better: 200K Miles Or $2,000?
    Last week Capital One rolled out some fantastic new welcome bonuses on two of their best business credit cards, which was accompanied by some great news.The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business has a $95 annual fee that's waived for the firs…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 8:03pm -
  • newRadisson Rewards Offering 100% Bonus On Purchased Points
    Through November 27, 2018, Radisson Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points.Radisson Rewards lets you buy up to 40,000 points per account per calendar year, and the 100% bonus applies even if you buy just 1,000 points.Factoring in the…
    - 21 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 6:33pm -
  • newWOW: Barclaycard Arrival Plus 70K Bonus With Annual Fee Waived
    The welcome bonus on the Barclaycard Arrival® Plus World Elite Mastercard® (see terms) has just been improved even more (for the third time in a few months):-- This card used to have a welcome bonus of 50K miles upon completing minimum spend,…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 5:03pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newGet 12% back at Marriott via Ebates today
    Ebates is offering 12% cash back today on Marriott bookings at participating US Marriott hotels for 24 hours only (Tuesday 11/20/18). The Deal Get 12% cash back on Marriott bookings today only via Ebates If you are new to Ebates, feel free to s…
    - 44 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:16pm -
  • newBlack Friday Deals [Master Post w/ regular updates this week]
    With Black Friday fast approaching and many great deals already begun this week, this post will serve as a Black Friday Master List of deals that may be of interest. Since many of the hottest deals will not last long, some of the Quick Deals in comin…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 11:59am -
  • newHotels.com Amex Offer: Buy $50+ Gift Card & Get $10 Back (Targeted)
    There’s a new Hotels.com Amex Offer that’s giving a $10 statement credit when spending $50+ on Hotels.com gift cards. The offer appears to be targeted as it was only on a couple of my cards. The Deal Spend $50+ on Hotels.com gift cards in one or…
    - 7 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 8:48am -
  • newNew Barclaycard Arrival Plus 70K Offer
    Barclays has introduced a new welcome bonus on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard card good for 70,000 Arrival miles after $5,000 in purchases in the first 90 days. That’s worth $700 when redeemed for travel — combined with the…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 7:43pm -
  • Does Chase 5/24 ruin my Hyatt Globalist plans?
    This year, for better or worse, I’ve left Hyatt behind in order to focus on achieving high level Marriott status (see: Marriott Platinum Premier: Into the home stretch).  And, next year I’ll be staying often at Marriott hotels in order to take…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 11:39am -
  • Kroger: Huge Selection Of Discounted Gift Cards + 4x Fuel Points
    Kroger has released a ton of new digital coupons offering some great savings on third party gift cards. Not only that, but there are also a couple of digital coupons offering 4x fuel points on third party gift card purchases as well as on Visa and Ma…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 7:19pm -
  • Meijer mPerks: $5 Back On Every $50 Gift Cards (Limit 10)
    Meijer mPerks has returned with its somewhat regular promotion offering $5 back for every $50 you spend on gift cards. There are exclusions on which cards are included, but this can still be a good option for both personal use and reselling. The Deal…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 4:57pm -
  • Last Chance Deals: Shopping Portal Bonuses, VGC Deal, JetBlue Amex Offer & More
    Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. Seven deals are ending this week, including several shopping portal bonuses. We’d written posts about the Delta and Unite…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 11:34am -
  • $550 Nonstop RT From San Francisco To Tahiti On United
    Last month, Nick wrote a post highlighting a great deal on nonstop round trip flights between San Francisco and Tahiti. Those flights only cost $622 and we thought at the time that the deal would be short-lived. Not only have select flights continue…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 8:37am -
  • Is 5/24 expanding? How can you bring pizza or BBQ home from your trip? Those answers and more.
    In this week’s Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, read tips on bringing your favorite local food home from your (domestic) trip, why you ought to link your loyalty accounts now, datapoints on 5/24 expansion, and more. Read on for the wee…
    - 3 days ago Nov 17, 2018, 11:18pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Three small cash back opportunities
    A couple interesting cash back opportunities have crossed my desk recently that I wanted to make sure readers are aware of.Lemoney Turbo Cashback bountiesLemoney is a relatively new cashback portal. In general it has earning rates in line with other…
    - 3 days ago Nov 17, 2018, 10:59am -
  • My version of the co-branded paradox
    I was listening to the latest episode of the new Milenomics² podcast, which everyone should subscribe to, and sign up for bonus Patreon content from, and the hosts brought up what they call the “co-branded paradox.” By this they mean the counter…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 10:59am -
  • How bad would a Hyatt devaluation need to be?
    I’ve been following with interest the changes Hyatt has made to certain types of award reservations. To roughly summarize the changes:points can now be redeemed for “premium” suite award nights;Points + Cash can now be redeemed for standard and…
    - 11 days ago Nov 9, 2018, 6:28pm -
  • What I learned from a week using Autoslash
    Long-time readers know I detest driving, which can lead to funny situations like taking an Uber from Houston to Galveston, but due in large part to lifecycle effects I’ve recently found myself renting cars more and more. With newly limited vacation…
    - 26 days ago Oct 25, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Gaming out my Waldorf Astoria stay
    As I wrote last month, this January I’m heading to Maui for what I’m expecting to be an unusually-for-me expensive vacation, so I’ve spent some time in the past few weeks gaming out what the options are to save money on the trip without annoyin…
    - 33 days ago Oct 18, 2018, 7:39pm -
  • Redeeming US Bank Flexpoints in any amount for any ticket
    This weekend, I noticed something interesting while booking a couple upcoming trips over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, something that might increase the value of US Bank Flexpoints for certain redemptions.Prior to 2018, US Bank Flexperks T…
    - 36 days ago Oct 15, 2018, 9:59am -
  • Free Hilton Honors transfers and my 2.2 cent per point redemption
    As we near the winter holiday season, I’ve started planning a New Year jaunt to celebrate my recent nuptials. We already planned to visit the West Coast after Christmas, and since there was an expiring Alaska Airlines Companion Ticket in the mix, I…
    - 55 days ago Sep 26, 2018, 5:26pm -
  • Do this now: register for 2018 fourth quarter bonus categories
    With October 1 around the corner, it’s time to make sure you’ve activated your credit cards’ quarterly bonus earning categories.Chase FreedomIn the fourth quarter of 2018, Chase Freedom cards earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent, up…
    - 61 days ago Sep 20, 2018, 7:17pm -
  • Rewards programs offering rebates on point redemptions
    A few days ago I saw Frequent Miler post some datapoints describing how folks who carry both the personal Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard and the JetBlue Business Card were receiving a total of 20% of the TrueBlue points they redeem back as a rebate…
    - 71 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 9:59am -
  • US Bank Real-Time Rewards are growing on me
    I wrote back in April about my misfired attempt to use US Bank Real-Time Rewards to pay for a hotel stay, learning the boring way that they really do enforce the $500 minimum on hotel Real-Time Rewards redemptions. But since then, I've had quite a fe…
    - 74 days ago Sep 7, 2018, 6:04pm -

Well Traveled Mile

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

MileValue

  • Capital One to Add 12 Airline Transfer Partners in December
    Capital One is making big moves, and it’s about time. In December, those with Capital One miles will be able to transfer them to the following 12 frequent flyer programs: Aeromexico Air Canada (Aeroplan) Air France/KLM (Flying Blue) Alitalia Avianc…
    - 5 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 1:05am -
  • The Five Chase Cards to Apply for if You’re a Points Omnivore
    In the context of food, an omnivore eats all types of energy sources: animals and plants, and even algae, fungi, and bacteria. In the context of travel rewards, a points omnivore collects any mile or point they can to get more travel. Their motto i…
    - 14 days ago Nov 7, 2018, 1:18am -
  • Deciding What to Do With an Arrival Plus Card One Year In
    I opened a Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card a little over a year ago, which meant that I was recently faced with the decision everyone should consider a year into holding a card that charges an annual fee: Is is worth keeping another year? Leaving annua…
    - 20 days ago Oct 31, 2018, 4:59pm -
  • 40% Membership Rewards to Avios Transfer Bonus
    Through November 15 you’ll earn 40% bonus points when you transfer Membership Rewards to either British Airways or Iberia Avios. That means 1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,400 Avios. This deal typically comes around once a year and presents an excelle…
    - 25 days ago Oct 26, 2018, 8:56pm -
  • The Five Chase Cards You Should Apply For: Combo #3
    Once you’ve opened five credit cards from any bank in the last 24 months (not counting most business cards), Chase will likely deny you for many (but not all) of their travel rewards credit cards. Pieced together through shared experiences online,…
    - 27 days ago Oct 24, 2018, 8:56pm -
  • 100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer
    Update 10/10: The CardMatch tool is back with the 100k bonus offer for the Amex Platinum card. This 100k offer has resurfaced five times in 2018, so while not uncommon, it is worth checking again if you weren’t targeted the last time as they seem t…
    - 41 days ago Oct 10, 2018, 11:21pm -
  • $2,000 Worth of Citi Sign Up Bonuses Ending This Week (One Ends Today!)
    There are two credit cards with large sign-up bonuses that are set to expire this week. The CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard: 70,000 bonus American Airlines miles for spending $4,000 on the new card within three months of acco…
    - 42 days ago Oct 9, 2018, 11:24pm -
  • I’m Back! Preview of Tuscany Trip Report
    Hey everyone! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me as I just took a three week trip in Italy with my parents and boyfriend. Below is a little taste of what my September looked like. Our first destination was Fatorria di Maino, a hotel on…
    - 46 days ago Oct 5, 2018, 6:44pm -
  • Last Day for Blue Business Plus Sign-Up Bonus: 2x on ALL Purchases
    The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express’ appeal comes from its simple and impressive earning power. For no annual fee whatsoever, on the first $50,000 in purchases per calendar year (January 1 – December 31), it earns 2 Membersh…
    - 55 days ago Sep 26, 2018, 10:10am -
  • Sale on New Direct Singapore Awards: The World’s Longest Flight!

    - 62 days ago Sep 19, 2018, 8:22am -

Frequent Flier

  • newPassengers Accuse El Al of “Kidnapping” After “Nightmare” Flight Experience
    Passengers on an El Al flight from New York have accused the carrier of kidnap after what’s been termed as a “nightmare” experience on a delayed flight to Tel Aviv. It’s alleged that some were told that they would be allowed to disembark due…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newProtesting a Canceled Flight? Try Not to Start a Fire
    Hey, travelers – if your flight is delayed, there’s a pretty solid list of what you could (and should) do: sit tight and wait if it isn’t that long, try and figure out alternate transportation if possible, and treat the staff with respect. You…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 10:00am -
  • newDoug Parker: Passengers Want On-Time Departure Over Great Customer Service
    Some American Airlines employees are starting to rebel against a policy they say values on-time departure over customer service – even in circumstances when taking care of passengers couldn’t possibly cause a delay, but CEO Doug Parker countered…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 12:00am -
  • newQatar Threatens to Leave Oneworld Over Qantas Spat
    Qatar Airways has threatened to exit the Oneworld alliance over an on-going spat with Qantas. Australia's flag carrier has said that the Gulf airline is using its status as a state-owned asset to unfairly expand within the Australian market. Qantas s…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 10:30pm -
  • new$1000 Off Business Class: Cathay Pacific Announces Its Black Friday Sale
    Cathay Pacific has announced a Black Friday sale valid only for the week of Thanksgiving. Per the carrier’s website, customers who enter the promo code HOLIDAY will receive: “Extra $1,000 off Business Class, fares starting from $2,338* Extra $500…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 9:00pm -
  • newDisney Cruise Line Will Develop Another Private Bahamas Destination
    Disney Cruise Line is expanding its presence in the Bahamas. The cruise operator just scooped up a new property that will be used as a destination for cruise passengers. The property is located on the southern tip of an island called Eleuthera, about…
    - 21 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 7:00pm -
  • Did Boeing Conceal the Fatal Flaw In Its 737 Max Planes?
    The cause of the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 has yet to be determined, but The Wall Street Journal has reported that Boeing may not have disclosed a potential design flaw in the operating systems of some of its 737 MAX planes. Boeing has said that i…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 10:00am -
  • A Flight Attendant’s Response to A Seat Complaint Goes Viral
    A flight attendant used a little imagination and more than a bit of cheek to solve one passenger’s seemingly unsolvable problem. Now, the cabin crew member's unique fix for the dilemma of a passenger who desperately wanted to move to a window seat,…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 10:00am -
  • How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Twice
    What could be better than partying on New Year's Eve? Partying on New Year's Eve twice. One company is making it possible for people to celebrate the beginning of a new year twice in a row on opposite sides of the world. Crystal AirCruises is offerin…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 10:00am -
  • Attacks Against TSA Agents Are on the Increase
    Violent physical and verbal attacks against agents of the Transportation Security Administration are on the increase. According to recent figures released by the administration, three agents a month were attacked during 2017. A spokesperson for the T…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 10:00am -

Travel is Free

  • Map Of All The World’s National Parks
    Personally, I love visiting national parks… And I […]The post Map Of All The World’s National Parks appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 71 days ago Sep 10, 2018, 4:55pm -
  • Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels
    Updated: Aug 23, 2018 This is every Club Carlson hotel […]The post Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 89 days ago Aug 23, 2018, 5:38pm -
  • Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL)
    Which airline has the best award availability? This pos […]The post Comparing Online Award Availability (for AA, UA & DL) appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 97 days ago Aug 15, 2018, 9:30pm -
  • FlyingBlue Miles Award [Interactive] Map
    Updated with interactive versions of the award map. The […]The post FlyingBlue Miles Award [Interactive] Map appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 99 days ago Aug 13, 2018, 4:34am -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • My Top 14 Hostels in Amsterdam
    Posted: 11/19/2018 | November 19th, 2018 Amsterdam will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a month there on my first trip around the world in 2006. I made local friends, wandered far and wide, and really got to know the city and its peo…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • RTW Update: How Heather is Traveling on a Budget
    Posted: 11/12/18 | November 12th, 2018 Last December, Heather won our round the world trip contest and was gifted a trip around the world worth $50 a day! In January, she started backpacking her way through South America on a budget. Today, she’s w…
    - 10 days ago Nov 10, 2018, 7:38pm -
  • My Top 15 Favorite Hostels in Paris
    Posted: 11/9/2018 | November 9th, 2018 Paris. It’s a city on everyone’s bucket list. I’ve been dozens of times and my love for the city is well known to you all.  I love visiting Paris and can’t imagine a year in which I don’t go even for…
    - 11 days ago Nov 9, 2018, 2:50pm -
  • Cheap Holiday Ideas: 8 Alternative Budget Vacation Deals
    Taking a few months off from work in pursuit of adventure is not always feasible, even for those with the best of intentions. But even if I won't find you backpacking Cambodia for three months or walking the Camino de Santiago, here are 8 budget ways…
    - 12 days ago Nov 8, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • The Best Neighborhoods in NYC: Where to Stay on Your Visit
    Posted: 11/7/2018 | November 7th, 2018 Trying to find accommodation in New York City can be a painstaking long process given the large number of hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. This is a city of 10 million people. It’s massive and there’s a…
    - 13 days ago Nov 7, 2018, 4:41pm -
  • Explore Sydney on a Budget: 13 Cheap or Free Things to Do
    I recently went back to Sydney after years away and I was reminded of something about Sydney I had forgotten: its high prices. The truth is that Sydney can burn a hole in your wallet quicker than actual fire. If you want to enjoy the best this city…
    - 14 days ago Nov 6, 2018, 3:07pm -
  • 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!…
    - 14 days ago Nov 6, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok
    Here are the best hostels in Bangkok based on my experience of visiting Bangkok for over a decade. I tried them all so you don't!The post My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
    - 16 days ago Nov 4, 2018, 2:57pm -
  • Why I Love Solo Female Travel More in My Thirties
    Our solo female travel columnist, Kristin Addis, writes about how the confidence that comes with more life experience has translated to even better trips abroad.The post Why I Love Solo Female Travel More in My Thirties appeared first on Nomadic Mat…
    - 19 days ago Nov 1, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Coral Bay: My Beach Paradise
    We all have that spot in the world where all is perfect and all is paradise. Mine's Coral Bay, a small town in Western Australia with one-road, one bar, one supermarket, three restaurants, and three hotels. In this post, I explain why I love Australi…
    - 21 days ago Oct 30, 2018, 2:32pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Using Miles to Get Myles Home: Tips on Lap Infant Award Tickets
    I haven’t written a post in FOREVER here, but I think this last trip calls for it. Long story short, some medical issues during our Philippines trip forced us to cancel and rebook our flight home within a day’s notice and I’m glad that my stock…
    - Jul 26, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Worth Paying Over the Preferred?
    The Chase Sapphire Reserve – Can’t ignore the talk of the town. Like I tell all my friends & coworkers, if any major bank is offering a signup bonus of 100,000 points, I’m 99% getting it. It’s a no brainer. Even at a high $450 annual fee (whi…
    - Sep 7, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • Trip Report: Korean Air 747-8i First Class ICN-JFK
    ICN (Seoul Incheon) – JFK (New York) KE 85 06/05/2016 Boeing 747-8i First Class Seats 1A, 1J Well this flight was a full-on treat. We haven’t been in long haul First Class in a few years so it was great to be able to experience 2 of them during…
    - Jun 8, 2016, 11:00am -
  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & Diapers.com and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newHotel Deals
    Busy week for hotel deals. Kimpton discounts are available now and there’s a bunch of stuff coming soon… IHG and Priceline will have Black Friday deals on their websites. Hotwire has three sets of deals on their page – today, Friday and Monday.…
    - 8 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 8:20am -
  • Journal And Some Miles
    The there-again, now-it’s-gone, oh-it’s-back, where’d-it-go Wall Street Journal deal is…well, back. This time it’s just a buck for 1,200 American miles. Hard to argue with that $1 price. Make sure to read the terms so you cancel at the righ…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 9:53am -
  • Discounted Gift Cards
    Nerds With Inks can buy Happy Gift Cards for a 10% discount at Staples (on page 3) from Sunday to Saturday. If you’re not familiar with the brand with a joyfully generic name…they’re redeemable at tons of stores and restaurants. Non-Ink people…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 9:39am -
  • Sale Stuff
    For this week… Frontier’s “we call it a penny but it’s really $14” sale is here, There’s a promo from Air France Flying Blue here, Another aggravatingly attractive deal from Delta is available (premium cabin to Europe), And, of course, th…
    - 5 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 8:42am -
  • Card Updates
    A few mid-month increased bonuses… The Southwest personal (Plus/Priority, Premier) and Business) cards are all up to 60,000. Again, it’s a perfect time to get working on a Companion Pass…for those of you who can get those cards. The 65,000-mile…
    - 6 days ago Nov 14, 2018, 9:38am -
  • American Domestic Awards
    SkyDongs were a joke and now we see a new use for them every week. American Airlines miles were comedically hard to redeem… …and now we have new possibilities there too. Weird. At this rate, we’ll be exchanging VHS tapes for diamonds. Belly but…
    - 7 days ago Nov 13, 2018, 9:24am -
  • Red Cross
    I know of some readers who had to evacuate their homes because of the recent fires. Pretty good chance there were more of you that I don’t know about. Can’t say I know for sure who’s where or what’s been lost at this point. But I do know some…
    - 8 days ago Nov 12, 2018, 10:02am -
  • End Of Week
    Nerds With Inks can head to Staples again. Sunday to Saturday for their popular no-fee $200 Visa gift cards. In-store only. Easy points. Westgate is giving away some vacations to military families. Nice gesture. This one from American Airlines is a p…
    - 11 days ago Nov 9, 2018, 9:50am -
  • Southwest Stuff
    If you’re a fan of bus-like flying, weirdly effective boarding, and surprisingly delicious water…this is your week. Southwest gift cards for 10% off, a sale ending today, and a better bonus on the Plus card…just in time for peak Companion Pass…
    - 12 days ago Nov 8, 2018, 8:39am -
  • Midweek Triple
    In 2017, this would have been a wow-where-did-that-come-from sale from Delta. In 2018, it’s this week’s latest. Win 500,000 miles from American. Then spend the rest of your life looking for some availability. Some readers sent a new link for the…
    - 13 days ago Nov 7, 2018, 9:53am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newChase Offers: 10% Back at Office Depot/Max (up to $10 Discount) + Stack with Visa GC Deal
    The Offer Some people are seeing a nice offer among their Chase Offers: Get 10% back at Office Depot/Max, up to $10 cash back. Our Verdict Timing here is sweet with the Office Depot/Max Visa deal going on this week to get a $10 instant discount with…
    - 50 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:10pm -
  • newAmazon: Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card with $99 Dropbox Plus Subscription, Lock in Future Years [Today Only]
    Amazon is offering a $50 Amazon gift card when you buy a one-year Dropbox Plus subscription. Existing Dropbox users can add the code to their account and it'll automatically apply to extend their subscription after their current subscription expires.…
    - 58 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:02pm -
  • newExpedia: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals – Up To 90% Off Hotels
    Expedia is having a number of sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Deals are as followsThe post Expedia: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals – Up To 90% Off Hotels appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 3 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:00pm -
  • newRecap: Plastiq Raises $27M, Pickle Expert & More
    Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit by TechCrunch. For Drivers from Drivers: New Features and Improvements Coming Every Month by Lyft.   World’s first underwater hotel residence opens in Maldives by CNN. A lazy 4…
    - 4 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • newAmex Offers: Hotels.com Gift Card, Spend $50 & Get $10 Back
    Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your enrolled card to spend a minimum of $50+ in one or more transactions online at hotels.com/giftcards by The post Amex Offers: Hotels.com Gift Card, Spend $50 & Get $10 Back appeared first on Doctor Of…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 11:00am -
  • newChase Offers: 10% Back At Lowe’s ($120 Maximum Purchase)
    The Offer Some people are seeing a nice offer among their Chase Offers: Get 10% back at Lowe’s, up to $12 cash back (Spend $120 to max out offer). Our Verdict Keep in mind Lowe’s sells third party gift cards,, Chuck shared his experiences with…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 10:37am -
  • newChase Offers: 30% Back At PetSmart ($20 Maximum)
    The Offer Some people are seeing a nice offer among their Chase Offers: Get 30% back at PetSmart, up to $20 cash back (Spend $66.67 to max out offer). The Fine Print Offer not valid at Banfield Pet Hospital. Offer not valid on veterinary or pharmace…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 10:34am -
  • newChase Expanded The Chase 5/24 Rule To More Cards
    Update 11/19/2018: I’m calling it. Looks like Chase has almost certainly expanded the 5/24 rule to most if not all co-branded credit cards. I haven’t seen any reliable datapoints of people being approved for these cards that are over 5/24 unless…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:26am -
  • newAmazon: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse Deals
    Amazon is offering prime members 20% off all Amazon Warehouse dealsThe post Amazon: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse Deals appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 13 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:00am -
  • newRetailmenot: $15 Cashback with any $30+ Gamestop.com Purchase [Today Only, 11/19]
    Retailmenot is offering $15 cashback with any Gamestop.com purchase of $30 or more. Nice offer. It excludes gift cards, but I imagine there are many useful items in the $30 range on Gamestop, games and the like. Could be useful for buying a gift as w…
    - 13 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:49am -

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newReview: Swiss Business Class A330 Zurich to Chicago
    When looking for awards for summer travel to Europe, 3 business class seats is often a challenge. Thankfully for the return flights from Spain, we found space on Swiss on their A330. This isn’t the newest product, or the best seat, but it worked gr…
    - 57 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:03pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines Introduces New Fall Snack and Beer Lineup
    Alaska Airlines typically updates its food/beverage options seasonally, and it’s time for the next refresh.  Alaska recently introduced its latest collection of snacks and craft beers.  Dubbed “A West Coast Pub at Cruising Altitude“, Alaska b…
    - 24 hours ago Nov 19, 2018, 4:00pm -
  • Renew Your Global Entry and PreCheck Access Before They Expire
    Although Global Entry has been around for about a decade, it’s only in the last five years that most people have signed up. That is beginning to cause problems for those who need to renew their status. Like TSA PreCheck, Global Entry only lasts for…
    - 3 days ago Nov 17, 2018, 6:00pm -
  • The No Good, Very Bad Citi Prestige 4th Night Free Devaluation
    Recently, Citi announced major changes to the Citi Prestige, the bank’s premium rewards credit card.  Some changes rate as positive, such as better bonuses for airfare (3x-5x), dining (2x-5x), and cruises (1x-3x).  The $250 airfare credit also ch…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 5:00pm -
  • Review: Swiss Airlines Business Class Amenity Kit – Victorinox
    Swiss International Air Lines is a member of Star Alliance, and this summer I was pleased to finally have the opportunity to fly with them on a long haul flight. Awards in first class is pretty hard to come by, but business class is easy enough, and…
    - 5 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 3:02pm -
  • Review: Barney’s Beanery LAX, a Priority Pass Restaurant – Ending Soon
    I’m not gonna lie. Barney’s Beanery isn’t the greatest restaurant. The food is meh, the service is slow and wait time can be long during peak travel times. But as a free food option for Priority Pass members, I’m actually bummed this restaura…
    - 8 days ago Nov 12, 2018, 11:24pm -
  • American Airlines Now Serves Krug Champagne
    American Airlines ground and inflight first-class experience is not the world’s best. The airline has been known for cutting amenities and slowly bringing some back after the merger with US Airways. With no other airline in North America offering a…
    - 11 days ago Nov 9, 2018, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Swiss Business Class Intra-Europe and the Swiss Senator Lounge E
    On our family trip to Europe this summer, we had several flights on Swiss. This award ticket in business class meant we would have connecting flights in Euro-biz. This means a standard economy seat and in the case of Lufthansa and Swiss, the awful Re…
    - 12 days ago Nov 8, 2018, 2:58pm -
  • Delta’s First A220 Focus Cities Are Dallas and Houston?
    Recently, Delta unveiled its launch routes for its new Airbus A220 (aka Bombardier CS100) aircraft. Service begins January 31, 2019, with flights between New York – LaGuardia and Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth. What I really found interesting, though…
    - 14 days ago Nov 6, 2018, 12:00pm -
  • Visit the New Credit Card Directory
    This blog has never really emphasized credit card affiliate links, but I do enjoy organizing information in one place. The hard part is keeping it updated and easy to use. I’ve attempted to simplify that by creating a new directory for travel rewar…
    - 15 days ago Nov 5, 2018, 5:00pm -

Maximizing Money

  • newHappyNest Real Estate Micro-Investing App $10 Free Credit
    Sign up for early access to HappyNest to invest in commercial real estate with your spare change, plus get a $10 free credit when you join after their official launch. [Read More] HappyNest Real Estate Micro-Investing App $10 Free CreditThe post H…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:46am -
  • newShortcut In-Home Haircuts 15% Discount and $10 Referral Credits
    Check out the Shortcut App to get in-home haircuts from the comfort of your own home or office with a 15% discount off your first grooming experience, plus earn $10 credits for referring your friends and family to try Shortcut. [Read More] Shortcut…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 12:34am -
  • Varo Free App-Based Banking Solution $50 Bonus and $50 Referrals
    Check out the Varo app-based banking solution to manage all of your everyday financial needs within a single platform, plus earn a $50 bonus when you open a new account and up to $500 for referring your friends to bank with Varo.New Varo $50 Referra…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 6:09pm -
  • Abra Cryptocurrency Wallet: Get $25 in Free Bitcoin with Only $5 Deposit and Earn $25 BTC Referrals
    Download the free Abra Crypto Wallet App to get $25 in free Bitcoin when you deposit only $5 using a U.S. bank account or American Express card. [Read More] Abra Cryptocurrency Wallet: Get $25 in Free Bitcoin with Only $5 Deposit and Earn $25 BTC R…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 4:39pm -
  • Dosh Cash Back App $5 Sign-Up Bonus and $10 Referral Rewards
    The Dosh cash back app lets you link your credit and debit cards to automatically get cash back when you shop, eat, travel, and more at participating local and national merchants, plus Dosh is offering a $10 referral bonus for current users for a lim…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 4:13pm -
  • Acorns Spare Change Investment Service $5 Referral Program Bonuses – Earn Extra $1,100 in November
    Acorns is an investment service that invests your spare change automatically from everyday purchases into a diversified portfolio, plus you can get a $5 free credit just for creating a new account, and you'll earn an additional $5 bonus for each new…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 3:59pm -
  • Waleteros Prepaid Debit Visa Card: $25 Direct Deposit Bonus and $25 Referrals
    The Waleteros Prepaid Debit Visa Card makes it easy to get paid, pay your bills, and send money from your phone with the Waleteros app, and there are no monthly fees with the Waleteros Prepaid Card's "Pay Per Use" plan.Just download the Waleteros ap…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 3:35pm -
  • Delivery.com $10 Off First Order via Referral Program
    Delivery.com is offering $10 off your first order of $15 or more for delivery services from local restaurants, caterers, grocers, florists, and other merchants in over 50 major cities across the U.S.A. [Read More] Delivery.com $10 Off First Order v…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 2:47pm -
  • RebatesMe: Get $10 Instant Sign-Up Bonus and Earn $10 Referrals
    Sign up via this RebatesMe $10 Bonus Referral Link to earn an instant $10 credit that is payable via PayPal or Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) once you reach $20 in total cash back (including the $10 bonus), plus earn unlimited $10 referral credits for…
    - 5 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 9:58pm -
  • Peapod Promotional Code $25 Free Groceries and 60 Days Free Delivery
    The Peapod grocery delivery service has introduced a new Give $25, Get $25 Referral Promotion for the holidays that offers new customers $25 off your first order and 60 days of free shipping, plus you can earn a $25 reward for each new customer that…
    - 5 days ago Nov 15, 2018, 3:05pm -

Boarding Area

  • newRunning List of Amazon Black Friday Deals
    This page will include all of your Amazon Black Friday deals! Keep in mind that many of them are flash sales or one day only offers, so you’ll want to keep checking here throughout the day to ensure you do not miss out on any great money-saving dea…
    - 13 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:47pm -
  • newFace-Off: Apple Watch Series 4 vs Garmin Forerunner 645
    The Apple Watch Series 4 and the Garmin Foreruner 645 are both popular options for running watches. Which one is best for you? Check out this in-depth comparison to see how both stack up against each in real-world scenarions.The post Face-Off: Apple…
    - 42 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:18pm -
  • newGet 12% back at Marriott via Ebates today
    Ebates is offering 12% cash back today on Marriott bookings at participating US Marriott hotels for 24 hours only (Tuesday 11/20/18). The Deal Get 12% cash back on Marriott bookings today only via Ebates If you are new to Ebates, feel free to s…
    - 44 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:16pm -
  • new140% BONUS: 480000 Avianca Lifemiles Meilen: 5775 Euro
    Avicana Lifemiles hat wieder mal einen Sale laufen ...
    - 49 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:11pm -
  • newAmerican Will Fly Boeing 777-300ER To Tokyo Haneda
    Well this is interesting. American's "flagship" aircraft is the Boeing 777-300ER. American only has 20 of these planes in their fleet, and as of now they fly them on select routes to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, London, Sao Paulo, and Sydney.These are b…
    - 51 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:09pm -
  • newDumpling Condado: A Taste of China in Puerto Rico
    Dumpling Condado Puerto Rico is part of the TPOL Moves to PR Trip Report. Go down Ashford Ave, the Rodeo Drive of Condado, and you’ll see many Chinese restaurants. I stopped in to Dumpling located at 1104 Ashford Ave to try some dumplings. While…
    - 53 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:07pm -
  • newDiscounted Gift Cards on eBay – iTunes, Lowe’s, Southwest & More!
    There some new gift card deals on eBay that can net you some decent savings at a few merchants.The post Discounted Gift Cards on eBay – iTunes, Lowe’s, Southwest & More! appeared first on Miles to Memories.
    - 54 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:06pm -
  • newAirline Charging for Tickets Passengers Don’t Buy and Mileage-Earning Bill Pay Service Gets Big Funding
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Airline Charging for Tickets Passengers Don’t Buy and Mileage-Earning Bi…
    - 56 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:04pm -
  • newHave you heard of the concept of seat back catering on flights?
    Back in the early 1970s, UK charter airlines started using seat back catering to provide food for their passengers. This meant less galley space was required on board, resulting in the ability to add more passenger seats. Since we no longer have seat…
    - 57 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:03pm -
  • newReview: Swiss Business Class A330 Zurich to Chicago
    When looking for awards for summer travel to Europe, 3 business class seats is often a challenge. Thankfully for the return flights from Spain, we found space on Swiss on their A330. This isn’t the newest product, or the best seat, but it worked gr…
    - 57 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:03pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newThanksgiving (Travel) Is Back!
    Well, it’s back. Thanksgiving traffic. Last night, I spent about 30 minutes in triple-parked traffic at the arrivals area at Boston’s Logan Airport, and it served as a reminder of what is to come. This year is going to be one of the busiest trave…
    - 2 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 1:54pm -
  • Delta Sky Club Changes: Eliminating Day Passes, Raising Prices
    Delta announced two changes at its Sky Club lounges yesterday, one good and one potentially bad. Here’s a quick peek: Goodbye, Day Passes Most people know that major airlines offer lounges, which are generally membership-based and charge a fee. Wha…
    - 4 days ago Nov 16, 2018, 2:47pm -
  • Cash And Miles Back From Holiday Shopping
    With Thanksgiving coming up in a week, it’s about to be that time of year, when advertisements turn from politics to shopping. One of my major rules for shopping on the internet is never to buy anything without getting something back for it, althou…
    - 6 days ago Nov 14, 2018, 3:16pm -
  • Why JetBlue Between Boston And New York Is unbeatable
    Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of JetBlue. Their service is excellent, the onboard product is the best in the industry and they truly value their loyal customers. And my flight yesterday was just another example of the airline simply doing…
    - 8 days ago Nov 12, 2018, 3:24pm -
  • Are We Saying Goodbye To Cheap Flights To Europe?
    It was good while it lasted, as cheap flights between the US and Europe could soon be a thing of the past due to airline consolidation. First, at its investor day last week, British Airways announced that it was still interested in purchasing Norwegi…
    - 14 days ago Nov 6, 2018, 3:26pm -
  • Suing An Airline, A Scenic View And An Attack On Root Beer
    Another week in the world of travel (and I still don’t have access to my Delta account)… Taking The Airlines to Court Feel like suing an airline? Okay, that’s a stupid question. Everyone has wanted to sue an airline at one time or another. Well…
    - 15 days ago Nov 5, 2018, 2:29pm -
  • Keeping An Eye On Your Online Accounts (Delta Hack)
    On Tuesday, I got the dreaded “We have frozen your account due to potential fraud” email from Delta. At first, I thought that it was simply spam but, after trying to log on, I realized that it was the genuine thing. No problem. Most companies wou…
    - 18 days ago Nov 2, 2018, 1:26pm -
  • Basic Economy: Demand Continues To Increase
    Airlines are emphasizing their “hourglass” structure more than ever. For those who want luxury, the companies are spending more in business class enhancements. For those who want the cheapest flight possible, airlines are making those available,…
    - 19 days ago Nov 1, 2018, 1:44pm -
  • Hyatt Making Changes To Points Redemptions
    I’ve always been a little weak on Hyatt, since I don’t spend a lot of time at their hotels. Since I’m changing my loyalty to them from Marriott, however, it’s probably worth following now. We’ll start with a couple of changes that they made…
    - 22 days ago Oct 29, 2018, 1:50pm -
  • Weird Weekend Travel Stuff
    I usually like to keep my posts light on Fridays, mostly because we all need something to ease us into the weekend. Naturally, the travel industry never fails to disappoint. Travel Leading to Love For those of you who always dread what the seat next…
    - 25 days ago Oct 26, 2018, 12:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newPlans to visit lounges/cabanas
    Hi, missus and 8 year old will be passing through HKG and are very keen on using the cabanas. They will be arriving via BA at around 1655 before flying KA to KHH at 2115 so have 4hr 20 mins to burn. I think they will be coming out of the transfer.…
    - 9 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:51pm -
  • newHas BA increased a J redemption LON-CPT from 62,500 to 75,000 off peak?
    Hi Everyone, I've had a search on FT and google but can't find anything on this. I was just looking at J redemption LON-CPT and was surprised to see the Avios required has increased from 62,500 to 75,000 off peak. It's now 90,000 peak. When...
    - 18 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:42pm -
  • newDomestic to Intl Connection Passport Verification Times
    I will be flying PIT-BWI-AUA soon and was researching the passport verification requirements. It appears to be 60 minutes before Int'l (...and 75 minutes, for some reason, to Aruba) On normal carriers, this 60-75 minutes only applies to the int'l...
    - 22 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:38pm -
  • newflight delay EI 650 8 AUG DUB - FRA
    How long was aer lingus flight ei 650 8 aug dub - fra delayed
    - 39 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:21pm -
  • newFirst Class Upgrade Codes
    I have 8 First Class upgrades available for sale at $125 a piece. Expires 12/31/2018. DM me for details.
    - 58 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:02pm -
  • newUA: LHR based long runs for those looking for PQM's this year.
    LHR-GIG out 24th Nov. Same day rtn from GIG (enough time for a few hours on Copacobana beach). 19732 miles. £670 No return before Sunday following outward journey. Stopover in the US for an extra £100 for those who might like a side trip for a.…
    - 59 mins ago Nov 20, 2018, 3:01pm -
  • newBooking Singapore Airlines thru Lufthansa
    Can anyone confirm if it is possible to book a Singapore airlines flight through Lufthansa? I am trying to book a multi-city trip starting in Munich to Melbourne, Australia and on to Singapore. When I use google flights, it says it is bookable...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:55pm -
  • newCannot use both types of voucher on one booking?
    My old Avios.com account has been merged with my BA account. I now have the following vouchers available: * 2 x Lloyds Avios upgrade vouchers * 1 x BA Amex Companion voucher I am looking to make a booking in J, one way, LHR-BOS, for five...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:49pm -
  • newTransborder YQ
    So, Aeroplan YQ for transborder flights is now divided into YQ (carrier surcharge) and the "U.S. International Transportation Tax". Most of my travel is trans-border. Image:...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:44pm -
  • newRetroclaiming for young new members
    I'm interested in getting an Aegean account for our youngest who at the moment is 18 months. We're now based in the US but she won't fly enough on United or anything to get any sort of status, so getting her Aegean and then using the family plan...
    - 1 hour ago Nov 20, 2018, 2:38pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newCode Sharing Thread - Week of November 20, 2018
    Based on the Survey results in June 2017, we decided to start a Code Sharing specific thread. The intention, as stated, is to facilitate the sharing of codes in a centralized thread. WARNING: The Mods will NOT arbitrate or moderate any issues resulti…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Discussion Thread - November 20, 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…
    - 5 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 11:05am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - November 20, 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…
    - 6 hours ago Nov 20, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Barclays Arrival Plus 70K Bonus, Waived Annual Fee
    https://cards.barclaycardus.com/banking/cards/barclaycard-arrival-plus-world-elite-mastercard/ Limited Time Offer: Enjoy 70,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $700 travel statement…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 3:12pm -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - November 19, 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 Nov 19, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 19, 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 Nov 19, 2018, 10:05am -
  • Trip Reports, Churning Success Stories, and Frustrations Weekly Thread - Week of November 18, 2018
    How'd your churning week go? Any big ups, downs, or in betweens? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? Did you book an awesome Trip? Are you excited to share your latest redemption? Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? Trip Reports, S…
    - 2 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 11:05am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - November 18, 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 days ago Nov 18, 2018, 11:04am -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 18, 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…
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  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of November 17, 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…
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  • newTravel Contests: Week of November 20, 2018
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip to London Win a 10-night Alaska adventure giveaway Win a trip to the Galapagos Win a prize...The post Travel Contests: Week of November 20, 2018 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • newThe Best Current Credit Card Offers to End 2018
    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 The Best Current Credit Card Offers to End 2018 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of November 20, 2018
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Tickets now on sale for Alaska Airlines flights out of Paine Field Photo of 2 strangers sharing...The post Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 20, 2018 appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • newThis One-of-a-Kind List of Countries Poster Is a Great Travel Gift
    Looking for a unique travel gift to give a loved one? Bold Tuesday’s one-of-a-kind List of Countries poster (€29.90 or ) lists the 196 countries...The post This One-of-a-Kind List of Countries Poster Is a Great Travel Gift appeared first on John…
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  • newVideo: Undercover Footage of Disturbing Cleaning Habits at Chinese Hotels
    Here’s a video—posted on Weibo—that will definitely make you change your travel habits. According to USA TODAY, “An activist blogger who uses the pseudonym ‘Huazong’...The post Video: Undercover Footage of Disturbing Cleaning Habits at C…
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  • newLimited-Time! 70,000 Miles Sign-Up Bonus on Arrival Plus Credit Card
    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 Limited-Time! 70,000 Miles Sign-Up Bonus on Arrival Plus Credit Card appeared first on J…
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  • newTravel Book of the Week: “The Incredible Adventures of the Awesome and Amazing Margaux”
    Our longtime newsletter sponsor Scott Jordan (the founder of Scottevest) and his wife have moved on to a new project: writing a children’s book based...The post Travel Book of the Week: “The Incredible Adventures of the Awesome and Amazing Marga…
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  • You Can Ask for a Microwave at Many Hotels
    Did you know that some hotels will provide a microwave free of charge? Of course, availability depends on how many microwaves the specific hotel has...The post You Can Ask for a Microwave at Many Hotels appeared first on Johnny Jet.
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  • 5 Reasons Why I’m Getting an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card
    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 5 Reasons Why I’m Getting an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card appeared first on Joh…
    - 1 day ago Nov 19, 2018, 1:58pm -
  • Holiday Travel to Europe From the U.S. Is Up More Than 20% in 2018
    This holiday season, Americans are traveling to Europe in huge numbers. According to a study by Allianz Global Assistance, in fact, the total number of flights...The post Holiday Travel to Europe From the U.S. Is Up More Than 20% in 2018 appeared f…
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