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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Award Card Approval
    The world of points and miles can be endlessly rewarding, with options such as free flights, upgrades to premium cabins, complimentary hotel rooms and discounts on gift cards and merchandise. It can also seem bewildering, if you’re a neophyte looki…
    - Mar 23, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Premium Economy the New Business Class?
    Once upon a time, all airline seats were identical. Prior to the 1950s, carriers offered the same cabin experience to all passengers, but with a twist: if you wanted better treatment you took a non-stop flight and paid more, while connecting flights…
    - Mar 20, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Is Priority Pass Worth It?
    A visit to an airport lounge can be a magical interlude during a day of stressful traveling. Getting into the lounge, however, can be a complicated affair. For many travelers, Priority Pass has been the solution. Founded in 1992, the company is a col…
    - Mar 16, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Easiest Ways to Meet Credit Card Spending for Bonuses
    The easiest way to quickly accumulate a stash of points or miles is through a credit card signup bonus. Meeting the minimum spending, though, can sometimes seem daunting. In most cases you have three months to do it, and spending requirements tend to…
    - Mar 13, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • How to Pick a Honeymoon Destination
    Is going to a honeymoon destination on your mind? You may be thinking of enjoying a romantic getaway if you’ve just set a date for your wedding. After all, love birds do need to fly! That doesn’t erase the fact that the thought of planning a hone…
    - Mar 11, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • Avianca LifeMiles: An Underrated Frequent Flyer Program
    In the world of points and miles, hobbyists gradually become aware of the possibilities for award travel. When you’re getting started accumulating miles, you tend to look for award flights on your designated airline only. At some point, you realize…
    - Mar 9, 2020, 6:30pm -
  • The Best Travel Cards for 2020
    As 2020 unfolds, this is the perfect time to take stock of travel goals and develop a strategy for the coming year. Your personal plan will depend on what’s important to you: is it airline miles, hotel points, ease and comfort while traveling, or t…
    - Mar 6, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How You Can Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane
    The inside of an airplane cabin can be a scary environment during flu season. You need to know that you’re not being paranoid if you’re afraid of becoming ill after taking a flight. Unfortunately, it can be very easy to spread sickness in such a…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards for Restaurants
    Until recently, there were limited options for earning credit card rewards while dining out. In the past few years, however, many premium rewards cards have made restaurant spending just as rewarding as travel—a recognition of the fact that the two…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 7:30pm -
  • How to Plan for a Cruise Without Breaking the Bank
    Is a cruise just what you need to get through the doldrums of winter? You may be too afraid to even dream about taking a cruise because you assume that cruising is synonymous with spending. The truth is that cruise fares can be high. Cruise operators…
    - Feb 28, 2020, 7:30pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWorld Of Hyatt Selling Points With 30% Bonus
    World of Hyatt has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points. This could potentially be a great deal, especially in conjunction with the current 15-25% rebate on award redemptions.Through Tuesday, November 24, 2020, World of Hyatt is of…
    - 3 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 4:23am -
  • newReview: Gewandhaus Dresden, Marriott Autograph Collection
    Over the weekend we decided to do a quick trip from Berlin to Dresden, which is about two hours from Berlin (either by car or train). We decided to stay at the 94-room Gewandhaus Dresden, which is a Marriott Autograph Collection property, and general…
    - 13 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 6:03pm -
  • newLook, It’s JetBlue’s (Stunning) First Airbus A220!
    While there aren't many new planes to get excited about nowadays (rather us avgeeks are depressed about all of the aircraft retirements), here's an exception...In mid-2018 JetBlue placed an order for up to 70 Airbus A220-300s, which will be an excit…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 3:37pm -
  • newMarriott Offering Free Night After Two Stays For New Members
    I've written in the past about how Marriott is one of the only major hotel groups to offer a lucrative bonus for new members who join the loyalty program and complete qualifying stays.This promotion has been around for quite a while, but Marriott ke…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 2:47pm -
  • newMore Amex Centurion Lounges Reopening (With New Procedures)
    American Express shut down its popular Centurion Lounges back in mid-March. This was presumably done due to a combination of lack of demand, as well as a need for updated procedures. Well, after a closure of over six months, Centurion Lounges are reo…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 2:20pm -
  • newEtihad Eliminates Inflight Chefs, F&B Managers
    Etihad has just revealed its latest cost cutting initiative, which many premium passengers won't be happy to hear about...There was a brief period a while back where Etihad tried to become an uber-premium airline. One of the cool features we saw fro…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 12:59pm -
  • newUS Finally Surpasses One Million Daily Air Travelers
    It has finally happened -- the US has passed the one million daily air passenger threshold for the first time in seven months.Since the beginning of March, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has provided a fascinating daily snapshot of…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 12:10pm -
  • newIsrael & UAE Agree To 28 Weekly Flights
    We're getting some more details about what scheduled passenger flights will look like between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the not-too-distant future.This follows normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, which was first revea…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:13am -
  • newDetails Of United’s New Washington To Accra Flight
    Several weeks ago United Airlines revealed some new long haul flights, including to Africa, India, and Hawaii. So far United has put its new flights to Bangalore, Johannesburg, Maui, and Kona, on sale, and now the airline is opening reservations for…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:04am -
  • Guide To Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite Status
    Marriott is the largest hotel group in the world in terms of number of rooms, so there's value in having status in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. Marriott Bonvoy has five elite tiers -- Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador -- and I'…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2020, 12:38pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • new5 Free Nights! Should you go for it? (possibly expires 10/29)
    Update 10/19/20: A reader reports receiving an email with a new end date for this offer: October 29. Update 10/15/20: The offer is still going strong. It’s possible the offer will disappear on 10/16/20, but I doubt it. Update: A few readers have re…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:13pm -
  • newTargeted Citi offers to upgrade to Citi Premier fee-free for a year
    Doctor of Credit reports that some Citi Rewards+ cardholders (and at least one commenter there who has the ThankYou Preferred) are receiving an email offer from Citi to upgrade to the Citi Premier with a waived annual fee for the first year. That cer…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 3:03pm -
  • new$200 Apple + $20 Best Buy gift cards for $200 at BestBuy.com
    BestBuy.com is offering a $200 Apple Gift Card (email delivery) plus a $20 promotional Best Buy e-gift card for a total of $200. Since Apple gift cards can be used on either digital or hardware purchases, this is an excellent deal. The Deal BestBuy.…
    - 17 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 1:56pm -
  • new12,500 Membership Rewards when you spend $500+ with Celebrity Cruises
    A new Amex Offer came out recently that is good for Celebrity Cruises: Spend $500+, get 12,500 Membership Rewards points. While I imagine that many of us likely won’t be comfortable cruising for quite a while yet, it may still be appealing for c…
    - 18 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 12:58pm -
  • new(Back) DoorDash Amex Offer: Spend $30 & Get $10 Back (Limit 2 Statement Credits)
    Update 10/19/20: This offer is back once again with an expiration date of 11/30/20. We’ve added this and many other offers to our Current Amex Offers database today. There’s a new DoorDash Amex Offer available on targeted accounts which is offer…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:55am -
  • newMy Amex +3X strategy (on my mind)
    Amex’s “3 for All” referral offer is a crazy valuable deal for big spenders.  If you’re lucky enough to be targeted, you can refer a friend to another Amex card (it doesn’t have to be the same one) and if your friend is approved you’ll e…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:39am -
  • Office Depot Online: Buy $300 Visa Gift Card & Get $15 Off + Free Trackable Shipping
    In addition to its in-store Visa gift card deal this week, Office Depot is offering a $15 discount when buying a $300 Visa gift card online. The Deal Buy $300 Visa gift card from Office Depot online & get a $15 instant discount. Direct link to offer.…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2020, 1:13am -
  • (Update: Extended Through 10/24) Easy 5x: Fee-free Visa Gift Cards at Staples
    Update: Staples will once again be offering fee-free $200 Visa Gift Cards starting Sunday, October 18, 2020 through Saturday, October 24, 2020. The ad states five per customer per day, which seems to be the new limit. The Deal Staples will waive t…
    - 1 day ago Oct 19, 2020, 12:43am -
  • (Update: Deal Is Back) Easy money: $300 bank bonus with NorthOne app and Swagbucks
    Update 10/18/20: This offer died yesterday shortly after Nick published it. Doctor of Credit has noted that it’s back, so if you missed out yesterday (like I did), now might be the time to get on it. ~ Somehow, I missed the Doctor of Credit post a…
    - 1 day ago Oct 18, 2020, 10:32pm -
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax: Buy $300+ Visa Gift Cards & Get $15 Off (Ends 10/24/20)
    Update: Based on a couple of comments below, it sounds like some stores and/or regions might not be participating in this deal. ~ Office Depot and OfficeMax have returned with their semi-frequent deal by offering a $15 instant discount when buying $3…
    - 1 day ago Oct 18, 2020, 7:28pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • Foreign exchange products: TransferWise and Revolut
    As long-time readers know, I listen to a lot of podcasts, and so I end up hearing a lot of podcast ads. A few months ago, I started hearing ads for a new international payment service called TransferWise. As someone who has occasionally needed to sen…
    - 9 days ago Oct 10, 2020, 11:22pm -
  • The Chase Freedom family of cards: it's (still) all about quantity
    In a case of impeccable timing, at the beginning of this week I was high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park, far from cell service, and so was barely aware of Chase’s announcement of a shakeup of their Freedom credit card lineu…
    - 48 days ago Sep 2, 2020, 6:05pm -
  • Non-owner car insurance
    Non-owner car insurance is one of the least-understood insurance products because it is needed by so few people: most people who drive own a car, and most people who own a car have car insurance. Moreover, even if you don’t own a car but borrow a f…
    - 48 days ago Sep 2, 2020, 12:15am -
  • Who is the Inspirato Pass ripping off (and who is rich or dumb enough to find out?)
    Every 21st century tech scam involves ripping off some combination of three groups of people: customers, service providers, and investors. If you can exploit regulatory loopholes it’s icing on the cake.CustomersYou might expect customers to be the…
    - 53 days ago Aug 28, 2020, 6:59pm -
  • More Delta Platinum and refund hijinx
    Right now all travelers, but especially travel hackers, are juggling even more decisions than usual. In the before time, we might make speculative bookings far in the future as soon as award space opened up for trips we weren’t sure we’d be able…
    - 53 days ago Aug 27, 2020, 8:14pm -
  • Virginia's Eastern Shore: our first road trip out of quarantine
    The pandemic has caused different kinds of pain for different people. For the very social, the pandemic has meant losing the ability to visit with friends and family in person. For the unemployed, it has meant the loss of income, health insurance, an…
    - 57 days ago Aug 23, 2020, 11:30pm -
  • Revisiting the Bumped App
    Back in November, 2018, I wrote about a then-new app called Bumped which awarded fractional shares of stock when using linked credit cards at participating merchants. Over the last few weeks as I sorted through every bank, brokerage, and loyalty acco…
    - 70 days ago Aug 10, 2020, 11:06pm -
  • Stop It
    I’ve become increasingly annoyed by an expression journalists and commentators use to describe public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It seems like every day I read or hear somewhere that there’s “no plan” to d…
    - Jul 9, 2020, 7:46pm -
  • When better-than-free grocery store manufactured spend pours
    I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we’re in a kind of golden moment for grocery store manufactured spend, with widely-held credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve, the Chase Hyatt cards, and the American Express Hilton…
    - Jun 29, 2020, 9:44pm -
  • The Plastiq website redesign and a "known issue" with recurring payments
    Plastiq occupies a strange space in the world of travel hacking, since almost everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, but for a wide range of different reasons. When Five Back Visa Gift Cards could be used to manufacture spend at eligible me…
    - Jun 25, 2020, 9:27pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    We're excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool. The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up. Feel free to check out the tool…
    - Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough worksp…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than bu…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all of your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to drop them in the…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About United MileagePlus [In-Depth Guide]
    While it's gone through many changes United's MileagePlus remains one of the most valuable airline loyalty programs. Among U.S. frequent flyer programs, United MileagePlus offers the most ways to earn and use airline miles. It also offers perks you d…
    - Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money on stays, earning more points and more free perks and amenities when you stay at Hilton properties. Plus,…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? Most major card issuers have a credit card referral bonus program that lets you refer-a-friend to a credit card a…
    - Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -
  • Review: Hyatt Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest [2020]
    The beautiful city Budapest has a lot to offer. Not just the stunning architecture throughout Hungary's capital is taking you in, also the many impressive hotels, like the new Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest from the Unbound Collection by Hyatt will mak…
    - Feb 16, 2020, 3:06am -
  • 8 Best Ways to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (in 2020)
    The Chase Ultimate Rewards program is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs thanks to its flexibility. Ultimate Rewards points can be quite valuable when used strategically thanks to Chase's 13 airline and hotel transfer partners, but…
    - Feb 15, 2020, 6:01am -
  • 20 Ways to Earn Tons of United MileagePlus Miles [2020 Guide]
    United is one of the largest carriers in the world, along with American and Delta, with a strong frequent flyer program that allows you to earn airline miles that can be used for seat upgrades and award flights on United and its many partners. While…
    - Feb 14, 2020, 6:01am -

MileValue

  • newHow to Book Hyatt Stays With Points
    Hyatt Hotels is a favorite hotel chain among many frequent travelers and points aficionados. World of Hyatt points are easy to earn, the redemption rates are very reasonable and Hyatt’s program is fairly straightforward and easy to use.Let’s loo…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 3:05pm -
  • Southwest Companion Pass: What You Need To Know For 2021
    This time of year you’d normally be smelling pumpkin spice wafting through the air, but that may be a bit difficult to smell through your mask.Although you may not be smelling pumpkin spice as well this year, it can only signal one thing: Southwes…
    - 6 days ago Oct 14, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • Everything You Need To Know About Credit
    When it comes to earning points and miles, having a foundational understanding of credit is imperative. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t actively keep up with their credit.Most people don’t even understand how credit works. There’s a reason…
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2020, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Free Nights with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card
    Well, Chase surprised us again! And it was a good surprise too! First they came out with an overhaul of the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited cards and the addition of a brand new card, Chase Freedom Flex. Then Chase increased the welcome bon…
    - 11 days ago Oct 9, 2020, 6:31pm -
  • Hilton Cards Comparison: Which Card Is Right for You?
    Hilton Honors used to offer a plethora of co-branded credit cards in partnership with both American Express and Citi. Eventually, the options dwindled when American Express became the one and only Hilton card issuer.Still, American Express offers a…
    - 14 days ago Oct 6, 2020, 5:39pm -
  • Traveling During Covid-19
    The purpose of this post is not to tell you whether or not you should be traveling. Rather, I’d like to share my experience and my impressions of what it’s like to travel right now. I’ll share my experience with booking flights, what it’s lik…
    - 20 days ago Sep 30, 2020, 1:59pm -
  • The Chase 5/24 Rule: Everything You Need To Know
    There are a few fundamental rules to the success of anyone involved in points and miles. If there’s one that is more important than any other, it is the Chase 5/24 rule.The Chase 5/24 rule is so fundamental that you’ll almost always hear someone…
    - 22 days ago Sep 28, 2020, 3:14pm -
  • Comparing Chase’s Ink Business Cards: Which One Is Right for You?
    If we were to start handing out awards here at MileValue, we can officially declare Chase the winner of some of the most exciting updates in the credit card marketplace for September 2020. Between updating the welcome bonus on the Chase Sapphire Pref…
    - 26 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 1:30pm -
  • Southwest Launches Promotional Companion Pass Offer
    The infamous 2020 is soon coming to an end (and, if you ask me, its about time!). Although we still aren’t clear what travel is going to look like for 2021 and beyond, now is the time to at least start thinking about what you would like your travel…
    - 28 days ago Sep 22, 2020, 1:46pm -
  • How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – SkyTeam Alliance
    In this three-part series, we are looking at the basics of the cheapest domestic awards. This encompasses frequent flyer programs spanning all three alliances:Oneworld – British Airways, Iberia, and American AirlinesStar Alliance – Avianca, Turk…
    - 29 days ago Sep 21, 2020, 2:25pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newNew British Airways’ Chief First Statement: End the COVID-19 Quarantine
    The new chief executive of British Airways is wasting no time getting his opinions heard on the current COVID-19 restrictions in Great Britain. Speaking at a FlightGlobal event, Sean Doyle called on the U.K. government to end the 14-day quarantine ma…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:43pm -
  • newAmerican Holds Off on Boeing 737 MAX Flights Until December
    American Airlines says they are being very cautious as to how they approach the return of the Boeing 737 MAX. The carrier confirmed to FlyerTalk pending regulatory approval, the airline would only provide one flight aboard the airframe between Dec. 2…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:25pm -
  • newTo Bring Back Passengers, Airlines Must Reduce Air Travel Stress
    A new peer-reviewed study published in Tourism Management, a group of marketing and tourism management researchers say before flyers will come back to the skies, airlines must find ways to reduce stress over the passenger experience. By managing cons…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:00pm -
  • newMore Studies Circulate Information on COVID-19 Spread Aboard Aircraft
    Conflicting opinions are once again front-and-center in the debate over mask usage on aircraft. A study by the U.S. Department of Defense and United Airlines says face covering usage is the best way to ensure safe travels, while an American infectiou…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 9:29pm -
  • United Scales Back COVID-19 Testing Plan to On-Site Options
    After previously announcing they would offer an at-home COVID-19 testing option to flyers who are outbound for Hawaii through San Francisco, United Airlines is moving forward with an in-person only option. Flyers can now get tested at the airport, or…
    - 4 days ago Oct 15, 2020, 10:17pm -
  • Qantas Partners with Martin Grant for High-Fashion Line
    Just in time for the holiday season, Qantas is rolling out a limited-edition, high-fashion “athleisure-wear” collection designed by Australian fashion guru Martin Grant. The items, featuring historic logos from the airline’s storied history, wi…
    - 4 days ago Oct 15, 2020, 9:50pm -
  • United Drops $2.4 Billion in Third Quarter, Looking to Recovery by 2024
    Despite raising over $22 billion from debt offerings and government financing, United Airlines announced an adjusted net loss of $2.4 billion in the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities around the wo…
    - 4 days ago Oct 15, 2020, 9:33pm -
  • Southwest Denies Flyer’s Luggage Claim – Even With Evidence of Theft
    A flyer returning to Denver International Airport got a rude surprise upon arrival, from both a luggage thief and their airline. Although they had proof that their luggage was stolen from the carousel, Southwest Airlines denied their claim for the lo…
    - 5 days ago Oct 14, 2020, 10:52pm -
  • American Announces Flyer-Friendly AAdvantage Changes for Upcoming Benefit Year
    Flyers may have received a gift early from American Airlines, after announcing several changes coming up for the 2021 benefit year. Flyers can now start earning miles towards status with flights in the fourth quarter, and can bypass the elite qualify…
    - 5 days ago Oct 14, 2020, 10:32pm -
  • Data Says COVID-19 Pandemic Wreaked Havoc on Airline Operations
    In what has become possibly the worst event to happen to airlines since the Great Recession of 2008, we’re now getting an understanding of how the airlines actually responded. New data from Airlines for America shows airlines grounded over half of…
    - 5 days ago Oct 14, 2020, 8:47pm -

Travel is Free

  • Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles
    I was just looking at AA domestic flights and every route I’ve searched for so far has many days available for 5,000 AA miles. This goes as far as Oct 2020.The post Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Nov 20, 2019, 8:33pm -
  • Drew’s $100 Bet With The Blog-Haters
    As of today: $0.00 has been claimed by haters. (I’ll update the dollar amount the minute it changes).   To those who complain about bloggers killing your deals, I’ve got a $100 opportunity for you to prove that your deal was killed by one of tho…
    - Oct 25, 2019, 6:37pm -
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal…
    - Oct 24, 2019, 6:41pm -
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I firs…
    - Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • newThe Lost Year: What Comes Next?
    Posted: 10/19/2020 | October 19th, 2020 When you look back at 2020, what do you think you’ll remember most about it? For me, it will be the lost momentum. When the year began, it looked like it would be the Year of Matt (take that, “Summer of Geo…
    - 19 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Things to See and Do in Natchez, Mississippi
    Posted: 10/17/2020 | October 17th, 2020 As the Southern cotton economy expanded on the back of slave labor in the early 1800s, towns emerged to transport the cotton on the Mississippi River. New Orleans, Memphis, Vicksburg, and Natchez are the four m…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • 14 Things to See and Do in Portland, Oregon
    Posted: 10/17/2020 | October 17th, 2020 Portland, Oregon, is one of America’s most unique cities. While it often gets overshadowed by Seattle to the north, Portland is one of the US’s best and most interesting metropolises. With a world-class foo…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2020, 11:06am -
  • 13 Ways to Improve Your Travel Writing
    To be a successful travel writer or blogger, you have to keep learning. In this post, David Farley, an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, shares 11 tips on how to keep getting better so that you can reach wi…
    - 5 days ago Oct 15, 2020, 12:42pm -
  • 9 Ways to Explore the Caribbean Sustainably
    Posted: 10/8/20 | October 8th, 2020 Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning journalist who has been living in the Caribbean since 2008. In this guest post, she shares her tips and advice for exploring the Caribbean in an ethical and sustainable way wh…
    - 12 days ago Oct 8, 2020, 11:38am -
  • What’s it Like Traveling the U.S. During COVID-19?
    Posted: 10/5/20 | October 5th, 2020 In June, full of COVID antibodies that would disappear before the month’s end, I drove to Boston to see my family. My original plan was to stay a week and then slowly make my way back to Austin, stopping at as ma…
    - 15 days ago Oct 5, 2020, 2:16pm -
  • 11 Things to See and Do in Quito, Ecuador
    Posted: 10/1/2020 | October 1st, 2020 I had no idea what to expect when I first visited Quito. The capital of Ecuador and home to two million people, the city had a grittiness to it that reminded me a lot of Naples that was juxtaposed by beautiful an…
    - 19 days ago Oct 1, 2020, 12:13pm -
  • Travel Insurance, Pandemics, & COVID: What You Need to Know
    Posted: 9/28/20 | September 28th, 2020 The coronavirus has given us all a wake-up call about what travel insurance does — and does not — cover. A lot of people assumed that travel insurance covered everything and, at the drop of a hat, would fly…
    - 22 days ago Sep 28, 2020, 1:28pm -
  • A Guide to Exploring Colonial New York City
    Posted: 9/24/20 | September 24th, 2020 As a history nerd, I love taking a deep dive into a destination’s past. I’m a firm believer that if you don’t understand where people have come from, you’ll never understand where they are now. It’s a…
    - 26 days ago Sep 24, 2020, 7:27am -
  • How to Travel Uganda on a Budget
    Posted: 9/21/2020 | September 21st, 2020 Today’s guest post is from Alicia Erickson. She’s a travel writer who splits her time primarily between East and Southern Africa, India, and Seattle. She’s writing about how to save money in Uganda, a co…
    - 29 days ago Sep 21, 2020, 10:34am -

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

  • October 2020
    Adulting 101 Recently, a reader named Shawn asked me to share some tips for graduating young men as they enter adulthood next year. Keep in mind, I am no expert on any subject at all and spend most of my days confused by the world around me. But, you…
    - 19 days ago Oct 1, 2020, 9:25am -
  • September 2020
    Burst Pipes What was your mom and dad’s relationship like? Actually, hold on. What I’m really asking is this… Did their relationship have an impact on who you grew up to be? (Obviously, the answer is “hell yes”) In the unlikely event that a…
    - 49 days ago Sep 1, 2020, 8:54am -
  • August 2020
    The Way We Were Dear Young Readers: This one’s for you. It recently occurred to me that this is the only world you’ve ever known. “Your world” is one in which recessions come around every few years, nobody likes anything, and pandemics turn l…
    - 80 days ago Aug 1, 2020, 8:57am -
  • July 2020
    The Anti-Masker’s Rap It was late (after midnight) just a few months ago. My face was deep in ice cream like a fat Russell Crowe. I heard a crash and some bangs from the porch outside. So I picked up my bat and grabbed some cyanide. Searched up and…
    - Jul 1, 2020, 7:01am -
  • June 2020
    On The Doorstep I get it. You have things that are off limits, right? Certain subjects that you won’t discuss? Well…as is fairly obvious by now…I’m a weirdo. One who never got built that way. For better or worse, my life is anything but Fort…
    - Jun 1, 2020, 9:47am -
  • May 2020
    Quarantine Life Why is it so hard for us to be vulnerable? Countless walls. All these defenses. Well, I’ve had enough of it. I’m going to write an honest, unfiltered diary during this crazy stay-at-home time. And I’m peeling back the curtain to…
    - May 1, 2020, 9:08am -
  • April 2020
    Surreal Life I’m sleeping very soundly these days because of two words… Donald Trump. Sure, for just a moment, I started to wonder if he’s actually a doctor at all. But then I had a pep talk with myself. And it was really tremendous. You’ve n…
    - Apr 1, 2020, 9:53am -
  • March 2020
    A Simple Time Let’s gather around the campfire, close our eyes, and try to visualize the days of yore. Maybe we’ll even be able to remember that a society existed before the coronavirus mass freakout. Wait, I think I remember it… It’s all sta…
    - Mar 1, 2020, 10:08am -
  • February 2020
    Laker Town It’s been just over a year since I retired from writing about miles and points. I haven’t looked back to see how interesting (or strange) the things are that have popped into my head each month since. But that’s how it goes…whateve…
    - Feb 1, 2020, 10:33am -
  • January 2020
    Realistic Resolutions I should probably be more realistic about my New Year’s resolutions. Like many of you, I will eat better… For a week. I’ll look deep into the eyes of my family and friends to articulate how much they matter… Just as infr…
    - Jan 1, 2020, 8:01am -

Doctor of Credit

  • newChase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless FIVE Free Night Certificates (Up To 50,000 Points Each) Bonus
    Chase is offering a five free night certificates that can be used on properties costing up to 50,000 points per night when you spend $5,000 within the first three months of account opening on the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless cardThe post Chase Ma…
    - 6 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 1:22am -
  • newAmerican Express Corporate Advantage Program
    Update 10/19/20: If you have a corporate card along with one of the eligible charge cards below you can also get the annual statement credit. You can use this link for all cards. Hat tip to jesstault Update 3/4/2020: American Express Green card has b…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:30pm -
  • newUberEats: Promo Codes, Discounts & Other Savings ($15 Off Next Two Orders With EATAGAIN15)
    Update 10/19/20: $15 off your next two orders with promo code EATAGAIN15. FORTYOFFONE is for 40% off one order, up to $20 off. General Promo Codes Current active codes: FORTYOFFONE is for 40% off one order, up to $20 off. $15 off your next two orders…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:13pm -
  • new[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Macy’s, Spend $60+ & Receive $10 Statement Credit or 1,000 Points
    The Offer No direct link, targeted offer Get a $10 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $60 + in one or more transactions in-store at Macy’s stores or online at macys.com by 12/31/2020. Others are seeing 1,000 Membersh…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:30pm -
  • newStarbucks: $20 Giftcard For $15 When You Use A Mastercard
    The Offer No direct link, shows in the inbox of Starbucks app Starbucks is offering a $5 bonus eGiftcard when you send a $15 Starbucks giftcard and use a Mastercard to pay The Fine Print Limit 1 Our Verdict You can send the gift card to yourself as w…
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:06pm -
  • new[YMMV] Postmates: 50% Off With Promo Code LINEBACKER
    Postmates is offering 50% off when using promo code FOODIES. $10 minimum orderThe post [YMMV] Postmates: 50% Off With Promo Code LINEBACKER appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 9 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 9:45pm -
  • new[YMMV] Delta Status Match & Challenge
    The Offer Direct link to offer Delta is offering a status match when you have status with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines and register by October 31, 2020. You’ll keep your elevated status through…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 8:58pm -
  • newCiti Partners With Mastercard To Offer ‘True Name’ Feature
    In June 2019 Mastercard announced a new program called 'True Name', this allows transgender and non-binary people to change the name on their credit, debit or prepaid card to reflect their true identity.The post Citi Partners With Mastercard To Offe…
    - 10 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 8:45pm -
  • newAmerican Express Announces Centurion Lounge Reopening & Expansion Plans
    Update 10/19/20: Houston now open as well, Dallas-Fort Worth opening in the coming days. Update 10/12/20: CLT and SFO now open as well. Update: SEA and PHL locations are currently open. The new Centurion Lounge at JFK will open in the coming days. Th…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 8:39pm -
  • new11% Home Depot Rebate in Many States
    Get 11% back at Home Depot on your in-store purchase.The post 11% Home Depot Rebate in Many States appeared first on Doctor Of Credit.
    - 13 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 6:34pm -

Hustler Money Blog

Travel Codex

  • newReview: Asilia Africa The Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater
    Tucked away on the rim of the Ngorongoro conservation area, overlooking the crater Asilia Africa’s The Highlands offers a unique experience of individual Star Wars style dome tents. Looking like something meant for the moon, these tents are uniquel…
    - 8 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:49pm -
  • Asilia Africa: Now is The Perfect Time to Visit the Serengenti
    There are very few places in the world as magical as the Serengeti. With an abundance of wildlife, rolling hills meeting vast planes, and several active conservation projects, the Serengeti is where those who want to experience a day in the life of t…
    - 5 days ago Oct 15, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • Alaska Airlines OneWorld Dates Slips to 2021
    Alaska Airlines is planning to join the Oneworld Alliance. Since their announcement in February 2020, there has been an ever changing timeline on when the airline would become a full fledge member. The latest plan brings Alaska into the Oneworld Alli…
    - 6 days ago Oct 14, 2020, 1:05pm -
  • Prime Day is Here! Check Out These Awesome Travel Products!
    Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals are here and now is a great time to pick up some great travel products (for when we get back in the sky). If you fly coach often (or have a frequent flier in your life that does), here are some great travel products and ga…
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2020, 2:00pm -
  • Review: American Express Centurion Lounge Covid Edition
    The American Express centurion lounges have been closed since March 21, 2020 due to the covid pandemic. American Express is slowly reopening lounges with the first lounges in Seattle and Philadelphia reopening on October 5, 2020.  Since then Charlot…
    - 7 days ago Oct 12, 2020, 8:38pm -
  • Save up to 75% on a Serengeti Safari
    Asilia Africa is one of Tanzania most awarded Safari operator and they are offering discounts never seen before to bring you back to Africa! After my own stay with Asilia, self-funded and not sponsored by Asilia, I can say NOW is the time to visit Ta…
    - 9 days ago Oct 11, 2020, 1:19pm -
  • American Rolls Out COVID Testing for Hawaii, Costa Rica
    Hawai’i finally plans to reopen to tourism on October 15, with a catch. Similar to Alaska’s rules, visitors must obtain a COVID test within 72 hours of departure, or enter a 14-day quarantine. While obtaining results quickly remains a challenge,…
    - 15 days ago Oct 5, 2020, 1:00pm -
  • Review: Qatar Airways A350 Qsuites Business Class Covid Edition
    Qatar Airways Business class with their Qsuites hard product is among the best ways to fly. Pre-pandemic, Qatar was voted several times as the world’s best business class, and even today they are living up to their name. As one of the only airlines…
    - 24 days ago Sep 25, 2020, 8:42pm -
  • The Boeing 737MAX Is One Step Closer To Returning Back To The Skies
    The story of the troubled 737MAX program is starting its path to recertification by the FAA.  The MAX suffered two fatal crashes in a short period of time.  The airliner that has been grounded worldwide since February of 2019 moved one step closer…
    - 27 days ago Sep 23, 2020, 3:24pm -
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited: My New Favorite Card
    The Chase Unlimited is now my favorite cash back card and will become my card of choice for most transactions. The Chase Unlimited offers me the most cash back where I spend a majority of my money. In addition, cash back can be converted to valuable…
    - 34 days ago Sep 15, 2020, 10:00pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • Some Final Words…
    Well, it’s the good news and bad news piece. Good news: My (and a friend’s) other blog, The Travel Game, is doing great. Starting off with a base of readers and competent developer definitely helped. I’m spending a lot of time over there. Bad n…
    - Sep 6, 2019, 7:31pm -
  • Get Great Value For Your Travel Dollar In Baltimore
    Get And we’re back! A little bit later than I expected, but back nonetheless. Every so often, I like to do something different and talk about individual cities instead of the miles and points that you can use to get there. Today, I wanted to look a…
    - Jul 30, 2019, 11:52pm -
  • Out Of Office Notice
    Hi all. I’m going to be out of town for the next couple of weeks. There will continue to be posts on LVA Travel, so keep up there.     Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMa…
    - Jul 6, 2019, 1:12am -
  • Air Canada, Discover And Posts From The Week
    Hmm, let’s see, what’s going on these days? You could be an unfortunate Air Canada customer who got locked on the plane. Anxiety disorder or not, I really wouldn’t want to wake up on an empty plane. And how did they miss a passenger? Certain Di…
    - Jun 24, 2019, 8:52pm -
  • Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?
    Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a pi…
    - Jun 10, 2019, 8:18pm -
  • Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)
    Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should…
    - Jun 5, 2019, 6:53pm -
  • Forget Previous Years’ Empty Threats: This Summer Might Actually Be A Travel Disaster
    Every year around this time, a media outlet or two writes an article predicting an upcoming “summer from hell,” predicated on record passenger volumes and airport staffing shortages. And while summers are definitely tougher when it comes to wait…
    - May 30, 2019, 3:14pm -
  • Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night
    Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonu…
    - May 28, 2019, 3:29pm -
  • Clear: Your Accelerated Fast-Pass Through Security
    I was flying out of Boston’s Logan Airport today when I noticed an addition to the TSA checkpoint: The airport is rolling out Clear lanes in Terminal A. I’ve talked about Clear before, but here’s a quick reminder, since it’s now closing in on…
    - May 24, 2019, 1:54am -
  • American Airlines Lowers Some Bag Fees?
    Well, this is something that you don’t see every day. According to the Dallas Business Journal, American Airlines is lowering some bag fees. Don’t get too excited if you are an everyday passenger, though. These fees are only on specialty oversize…
    - May 21, 2019, 3:56pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • When will aviation pick up again?
    The Corona pandemic has forced aviation into an unprecedented crisis. Hundreds of aircraft remain grounded. Some even have to leave the skies forever to save costs. Many airlines also have to send employees home and further adapt their operations to…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2020, 7:02pm -
  • Emirates brings back the Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa on the Airbus A380
    Iconic Airbus A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa services re-open after a thorough health and safety review. Emirates is rolling out a redesigned onboard experience. The celebrated Airbus A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations wit…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2020, 6:38pm -
  • This is KLM House 101: the newest gift to all Business Class passengers
    The Dutch national carrier KLM celebrated its birthday just last week. The oldest airline in the world is now 101 years of age. Last year there were a lot of festivities because of the 100th birthday. It was celebrated with several special ev…
    - 3 days ago Oct 16, 2020, 9:26pm -
  • Lufthansa flies A350 ex Frankfurt, cuts First Class to the U.S.
    For the duration of the winter timetable until the end of March 2021 Lufthansa will be deploying four of the currently parked Airbus A350-900s to its hub in Frankfurt. The Airbus A350-900 is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly long-ha…
    - 7 days ago Oct 13, 2020, 9:17am -
  • New Survey Reveals What Americans Are Missing the Most: Travel
    According to a new study by Hilton, 95% of Americans are missing travel right now – are you one of them? It’s not surprising, after six months of restrictions brought on by a global pandemic which led to working and learning from home and little…
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2020, 5:50pm -
  • Qatar Airways announces a new U.S. destination
     As Qatar Airways continues to rapidly rebuild its network across the globe and in the U.S., the airline has announced it will operate four weekly flights to San Francisco – the fifth new destination launched by the national carrier of the State o…
    - 8 days ago Oct 12, 2020, 10:14am -
  • 5 German Lufthansa lounges to be closed for good
    In March this year, Lufthansa closed almost its entire lounge network worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated travel restrictions. Approximately three months later, selected lounges were reopened at the HUBs in Frankfurt and Munich,…
    - 11 days ago Oct 9, 2020, 11:03am -
  • Delta Air Lines’ A220-300 makes its debut at Salt Lake City
    Delta Air Lines’ domestic network is operated by both Airbus and Boeing short and medium haul aircraft. The Boeing 737 and Airbus A321 make up most of the short haul fleet. But the Airbus A220 makes a grand entrance at Delta this year. Just like at…
    - 11 days ago Oct 8, 2020, 8:47pm -
  • Watch Out For A British Airways Avios Reward Pricing Glitch…
    British Airways is running an extremely generous 50% discount on all long-haul redemptions (25% on Reward Flight Saver). This is a superb offer for Avios collectors, as it is supposed to apply to all destinations and all cabins: “Book a Reward Fl…
    - 12 days ago Oct 8, 2020, 4:58pm -
  • GREAT DEAL: Half Price British Airways Avios Redemptions To… Everywhere!
    You can pay 50% less Avios on any long haul Reward Flight booked before 13 October 2020.. Now, that’s a reward worth writing about. This means that customers can pick up return flights to destinations like Los Angeles for 30,00 Avios or Dubai for 2…
    - 14 days ago Oct 6, 2020, 4:08pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newAir Peace - Flying in New Zealand
    So, I was doing some research yesterday on who is flying from/to for certain airports in New Zealand and I noticed that Air Peace (registered in Nigeria) was flying a 737 CHC-AKL return 1-2 times a day for the past week, along with CHC-PMR and...
    - 27 mins ago Oct 20, 2020, 6:46am -
  • newTAP no longer flying to LGW switching to LHR only
    Is this covid-19 related? LGW was so much more practical...
    - 43 mins ago Oct 20, 2020, 6:30am -
  • newEtihad shop is unavailable
    I've been trying to use up my Etihad miles by buying things from the reward shop, but now it just has a message that it is unavailable. Does anyone know why, or if it will open again?
    - 1 hour ago Oct 20, 2020, 5:49am -
  • newUAE flights
    Hello i read that Etihad Emirates Israir and Arkia will fly there soon and that low cost companies might follow. But I did not see elal in any article. Are they supposed to fly there? Among the first airlines to do so?
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 5:31am -
  • newMiles or rev tix to PPT
    Looking to book late winter 2021. Rev is $800 RT award tix 50k pts per RT and taxes. From MSP. Which is looking the better bet. I'm almost leaning rev tix for a chance to buy up to prem class, unless those offers have been outrageous?
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 5:29am -
  • newAmex Delta card
    I understand they pull Experian for a new app. I have 6 inquiries in the last 2 years with Experian, but 3 on Transunion. I already have a DL Blue card and FICO shouldn't be a factor (I think). Should I freeze the Experian report before...
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 5:18am -
  • newLax-Hnl then to OGG on separate tix bags will get checked ?
    Already have a Lax-Hnl tix and want to go onward to Maui same day. Will HA check my bag all the way thru at Lax? I don’t want to leave the airside area at HNL because I don’t want anything messy with my covid / quarantine thing
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 5:13am -
  • new$150 charge for "DIRT in the Paint of the car"
    Yup, that's exactly how the letter reads: "*Unfortunately, as we processed the vehicle that you returned to the Avis location... we discovered DIRT in the Paint of the car*". Their Caps. So they're billing my CC $150... Well... this is a fun..…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 4:44am -
  • newWhat could a 2020/2021 Delta bankruptcy look like?
    Delta is rapidly losing money with no end in sight. A few will give the "but their cash reserves..." excuse but there is no way Delta would burn through all of their cash before filing for bankruptcy protection. So what would a hypothetical...
    - 5 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 1:48am -
  • new10 Individuals Charged with Aeroflot crews smuggling $50 million apple devices
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/ten-individuals-charged-50-million-russian-smuggling-scheme Wow, wow! 10 people who has been arrested to stolen apple devices and credit card fraud. The device included iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. ...
    - 7 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 12:12am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newCovid-related Conversations on r/churning
    From time to time, the mod team receives reports of various comments related to Covid, mostly based around things such as public policy, efficacy of various prevention measures, etc. We realize that our current environment sucks and isn't fun, but we…
    - 11 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 7:55pm -
  • newWeekly Off-Topic Thread - Week of October 19, 2020
    This is the Weekly Off-Topic thread There's more to this hobby than just credit cards - it spreads out into travel aspirations, what luggage or wallet you're using, or what flavor kombucha your local WeWork is serving. Please use this thread to talk…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:05am -
  • newDiscussion Thread - October 19, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 20 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 11:05am -
  • newQuestion Thread - October 19, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 21 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 10:06am -
  • Trip Reports and Churning Success Stories Weekly Thread - Week of October 18, 2020
    How'd your churning week go? Any super huge highs? 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, Success Stori…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2020, 11:04am -
  • Discussion Thread - October 18, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2020, 11:04am -
  • Question Thread - October 18, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Oct 18, 2020, 10:05am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of October 17, 2020
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't done a…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2020, 11:04am -
  • Discussion Thread - October 17, 2020
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2020, 11:04am -
  • Question Thread - October 17, 2020
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at /r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2020, 10:05am -

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Johnny Jet

  • newAA Is Bringing Back The 737 MAX – Would You Fly It?
    When the world aviation agencies started grounding the 737 MAX, I don’t think anyone in the travel business ever thought that it would take this long before it returned to...The post AA Is Bringing Back The 737 MAX – Would You Fly It? appeared f…
    - 2 hours ago Oct 20, 2020, 4:51am -
  • newBreaking News: TSA Throughput Breaks the One Million Mark
    On Saturday, after the numbers at TSA screening checkpoints across the United States jumped, I predicted that the TSA throughput was going to break the million mark (regarding the number...The post Breaking News: TSA Throughput Breaks the One Millio…
    - 12 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 7:04pm -
  • newThe Travel Gadget Flight Attendants Never Leave Home Without
    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. For an explanation of our...The post The Travel Gadget Flight Attendants Never Leave Home Without a…
    - 14 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 5:43pm -
  • newE-Commerce Business Perks for Ink Cards (More Points & Bonuses)
    There are several e-commerce business perks with select Ink cards. Perks include earning more points and redemption bonuses, available for a limited time.The post E-Commerce Business Perks for Ink Cards (More Points & Bonuses) appeared first on John…
    - 16 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 3:27pm -
  • newBest Noise-Canceling Headphones For Traveling
    The best noise canceling headphones for traveling can make travels much more enjoyable. With long batter life, users can sleep and drown out loud noises.The post Best Noise-Canceling Headphones For Traveling appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 17 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 2:26pm -
  • newGuide To Chase Sapphire Reserve & Preferred Application Rules
    This ultimate guide to the Chase Sapphire application process and the specific rules they follow will help you get the most out of your experience.The post Guide To Chase Sapphire Reserve & Preferred Application Rules appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 18 hours ago Oct 19, 2020, 1:24pm -
  • Why You Should Use Shoe Covers at Home and When You Travel
    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.. For an explanation of our Advertising Disclosure,...The post Why You Should Use Shoe Covers at…
    - 3 days ago Oct 17, 2020, 5:23pm -
  • Is Airplane Air Really Cleaner Than the Air Inside Your House?
    TSA numbers jumped this past week and surprisingly again yesterday, when 950,024 people passed through security checkpoints in the U.S. It looks like they might break one million tomorrow or...The post Is Airplane Air Really Cleaner Than the Air Ins…
    - 3 days ago Oct 16, 2020, 7:36pm -
  • Using Chase Ultimate Rewards for Apple Purchases (Up to 50% Bonus)
    For a limited time, Chase cardholders can use their Ultimate Rewards for Apple purchases, with a redemption bonus of up to 50 percent, which can save cardholders some money. The post Using Chase Ultimate Rewards for Apple Purchases (Up to 50% Bonus)…
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2020, 3:12pm -
  • The Best Credit Cards for the Apple iPhone (Free Phone Protection)
    What is the best credit cards for Apple iPhone purchases? Get up to $1,000 in bonus cash and free cell phone protection with our pick.The post The Best Credit Cards for the Apple iPhone (Free Phone Protection) appeared first on Johnny Jet.
    - 4 days ago Oct 16, 2020, 1:13pm -

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