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The Points Guy

  • newDeal Alert: Flights to Hong Kong From $574
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Easter…
    - 5 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:40pm -
  • newPoints Intervention: Paying Bills with a Credit Card
    In Points Intervention, I help people get their awards earning on track. This month I’m working with small-business owners — just in time for them to take advantage of the Chase Ink Plus Business card’s current offer of 50,000 bonus points afte…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:29pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Head to São Paulo from $488 on Delta and United
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:20pm -
  • newDouble Your HHonors Extended Through August 31
    As I mentioned earlier this year, Hilton has been running a promotion that awards travelers double points for qualified hotel stays. The promo allows you to choose whether you want to earn double HHonors points or double airline miles with your prefe…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:02pm -
  • newLast Chance: Roundup of Offers Ending May 31
    Deals come and go, and a good way to maximize your travel rewards is by making sure you get in on the best ones. Today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at some particularly juicy deals and promotions that are disappearing soon…
    - 4 hours ago May 29, 2015, 1:59pm -
  • newTop 10 Uses for Citi ThankYou Premier’s 50k Sign-Up Bonus
    With all the improvements Citi has made to ThankYou Rewards in the last year, it’s no surprise that two of the program’s cards made my recent list of the 5 Hottest Credit Cards for Summer 2015. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Ja…
    - 6 hours ago May 29, 2015, 12:08pm -
  • newBusiness-Class Deal Alert: AA and Iberia to Spain from $1,629
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Easter…
    - 21 hours ago May 28, 2015, 9:02pm -
  • newWhat You Could Do with Chuck Blazer’s 26 Million Amex Points
    As the FIFA scandal continues to unfold, we’re learning more and more about Chuck Blazer, an executive committee member of soccer’s world governing body. In case you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, here’s the skinny: Acco…
    - 21 hours ago May 28, 2015, 8:29pm -
  • newMy 5 Hottest Credit Cards for Summer 2015

    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2015, 7:24pm -
  • newAmazing Deal Alert: Delta to Central America from $264
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Easter…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2015, 7:13pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • newMega Bargains: Has Air Travel Ever Been This Cheap?
    The Flight Deal is a website that publishes many of the best deals available for air travel. I subscribe to their daily newsletter and recommend every traveler do the same in order to make sure you do not miss out on potential relevant deals. The dea…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:43pm -
  • newBest Credit Card Perks for Families – Free Hotel Nights
    We all know how lucrative points and miles can be for family travel, but there is one other huge perk that I love about this hobby: random free nights. You know, the free nights certain cards offer each year upon card renewal, or after your first pur…
    - 10 hours ago May 29, 2015, 8:00am -
  • newDouble Good News for Double Your HHonors
    Good news: Hilton has decided to extend the Double Your HHonors promotion through August 31. Earn Double Points or Double Miles with any of their 60+ airline partners when you stay at Hilton hotels or resorts from June 1 through August 31, 2015. Be…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 11:02pm -
  • newHow to Apply for a Credit Card With No Income
    You can, you can, you can! You just need to understand what the credit card application is asking and you’ll see that you very well could qualify. If you want to know who has the final say in the wording on credit card applications you can look no…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • newWhy Applying for Credit Cards Is a Game of Patience
    As one of the cogs that turns the engine of the American economy (read: small business), it has become apparent to me that I finally need to break down and open a business credit card. Aside from the normal advantages (keeping spending cleaner, sepa…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • newBook It Now: Four Days Until Club Carlson Devaluation
    The Club Carlson rewards program we have all learned to love over the last couple of years (thanks mainly to a very generous credit card) will be significantly devaluated on June 1, 2015. Most of Carlson Rezidor’s best properties will be moving to…
    - 24 hours ago May 28, 2015, 5:49pm -
  • The $1,128.30 Fee: When NOT To Purchase a Lap-Infant Fare
    With a 16-month old at home, I have gotten pretty familiar with lap infant fares and rules. For those that are not aware, when you travel internationally with an infant under the age of two, you have to pay a lap-infant fee, even on awards (more on t…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 8:00am -
  • How to Write an Effective Customer Service Complaint Letter
    Ideally when you’re traveling, there are no hiccups. Flights leave on time, bags get to their destination and hotel check-in is in orderly — perhaps you even get an upgrade! But if you travel enough, you’re bound to have some less-than-perfect…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons to Invest in Citi ThankYou Points
    A truly diversified reward portfolio should include bank rewards points, and Citi ThankYou points are no exception. With generous sign-up bonuses, flexible redemption options and great credit card benefits, investing in Citi ThankYou points is a good…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 8:00pm -
  • Aer Lingus to Join Oneworld Alliance
    The Irish government has decided to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, parent company of British Airways and Iberia. As a result of this move, Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline, will join the oneworld alliance. This is wonderful n…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 4:00pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newUp To 60% Bonus On Purchased Virgin America Elevate Points
    Virgin America’s Elevate program is offering up to a 60% bonus on the purchase of points through June 25, 2015.The bonus is tiered, meaning the more points you purchase, the bigger the bonus:-- Buy 1,500-4,500 points, get a 30% bonus-- Buy 5,000…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • newUnited Incorrectly Charging Award Redeposit Fees
    On April 15, United discontinued the largely unpublished policy of "inherited" status on award tickets. This meant that the person flying on the award ticket would no longer have the benefits associated with the Premier from who's account the ticket…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:03pm -
  • newWhen Airline Customer Relations Responds Too Quickly
    I've just wrapped up my third trip of the month to Beijing, and suffice to say I'm tired. In the past few weeks I've done six segments between the US and China in American first class.As I've written about, American first class is quite an underwhel…
    - 4 hours ago May 29, 2015, 1:33pm -
  • newReview: Beach Palace Hotel / Ui Inn Maldives
    As I explained in the introduction post, I unfortunately had virtually no flexibility with the outbound portion of this trip, since I had a commitment in New York two days before I was supposed to check into the Park Hyatt Maldives.Due to how things…
    - 6 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:33am -
  • newGogo Raises Unlimited Pass Prices For Existing Members
    As I've explained many times before, inflight wifi has really changed my ability to travel. As someone who can work from a laptop with an internet connection anywhere in the world, it greatly reduces the “opportunity cost” of time I spend on plan…
    - 17 hours ago May 29, 2015, 12:33am -
  • newHilton Double Your HHonors Promotion Extended And Improved
    In late January I posted about how Hilton announced that they would change the way they do HHonors promotions as of this year. As I explained, Hilton will be offering two global HHonors promotions annually, rather than the four we became accustomed t…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 11:13pm -
  • newDid You Know There’s A St. Regis With A Club Lounge All Guests Can Access?
    I'm presently finishing up my third (and last) trip of the month to Beijing. On my previous two visits I stayed at the W Chang'an and Park Hyatt, both of which were nice hotels.This time around I figured I'd stay at the St. Regis. That's generally m…
    - 20 hours ago May 28, 2015, 10:03pm -
  • newReview: SriLankan Business Class A330-300 Colombo To Male
    I can't even begin to explain how excited I was to fly SriLankan's brand new A330-300, which features their new reverse herringbone seats. SriLankan has a total of five of these planes on order.Since this flight was being operated by an A330, there…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2015, 8:03pm -
  • new10 Best Credit Card Offers For May
    Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card sign-up bonuses of the month.While there are several excellent long standing credit card offers, the specifics of the best offers are constantly changing (be it the annual fee…
    - 24 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:03pm -
  • Firsthand Report From Passenger On Flight Which Lost Engine Power
    On Tuesday I first posted about the Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Shanghai which lost engine power and descended 13,000 feet before the pilots managed to restart both engines.From the perspective of a clueless onlooker, the most intere…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 4:03pm -

View From the Wing

The Frequent Miler

  • newBet You Didn’t Know: A $50 credit on the Virgin America card using the shopping cart trick
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   The shopping cart trick has changed. Maybe. Or maybe not. I actually didn’t know there was even the possibility it had changed until I started reading reports about it. Then I decided to try it perso…
    - 7 hours ago May 29, 2015, 10:25am -
  • A new comparison of Citi Prestige, Premier, and Preferred cards
    Note: This post is a re-write of a previously published post: Citi Prestige vs Premier vs Preferred. Since that post was written, there have been big changes in the ThankYou program… Lately I’ve had a bit of a crush on my Citi Prestige card. I si…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:25am -
  • Mileage Running for AA Executive Platinum status. EQMs vs. EQPs
    Lately I’ve been suffering from mileage-run paralysis.  I need to book additional One World flights in order to re-up my AA Executive Platinum status for 2016, but I haven’t yet picked a strategy.  Should I focus on earning EQMs (Elite Qualifyi…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 10:45am -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier keeps getting better
    I don’t know how I missed this, but a reader named Mike let me know that the Citi ThankYou Premier card now offers 1.25 cents per point value towards hotels, cruises, and car rentals!  Previously, the card’s enhanced redemption value was limited…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 5:17pm -
  • Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards
    This is part 4 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”. The goal is to find the combination of 2, 3, or maybe 4 credit cards that, together, offer the best rewards for day to day spend. The series, so far, is as follows: Best credit c…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 10:25am -
  • 2015 predictions revisited. Are we near the end of the SkyPesos moniker?
    At the start of the year, in the post “Predictions for 2015, 83.3% guaranteed,” I reviewed my predictions from 2014 and published new predictions for 2015.  The title of the post came from the idea that 5 out of my 6 2015 predictions had come tr…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2015, 10:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 05/24/2015
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 5 days ago May 24, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Best Flexible Points Currency, Rules for Multiple Chase Inks, GiftCardMall Portal Warning & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Ink Rules: Opt…
    - 6 days ago May 23, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Free manufactured spend. What’s left?
    On the surface, the points & miles game appears to be incredibly easy.  To earn hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of points & miles simply do the following: Sign up for the best credit card offers Get lots of points & miles from the signup bonu…
    - 7 days ago May 22, 2015, 10:25am -
  • Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best?
    The big 3 credit card issuers, Amex, Chase, and Citibank, have a lot in common.  Each offers a proprietary rewards program in which points can be redeemed for travel or merchandise.  Each allows points to be transferred to a selection of airline an…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2015, 10:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newPSA: If you structure transactions, the government will ruin your life. Don't do it
    I've shared a couple news articles on Twitter recently about people being charged by the federal government with structuring transactions.In the first case, after being warned by the IRS not to continue, a businessman regularly deposited just less th…
    - 8 hours ago May 29, 2015, 9:59am -
  • newDown to the wire: booking speculative Club Carlson vacations, with examples
    As faithful readers know, in the next few days the Club Carlson program will undergo two catastrophic devaluations: co-branded credit card holders will lose the free last night on award reservations of two or more nights; and a vast swath of Club Ca…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2015, 8:06pm -
  • Price compression and mileage running
    I like to use the term "price compression" to refer to the interaction of two benefits to travel hacking:The out-of-pocket price paid for travel is lower;The difference between the out-of-pocket price paid for more-expensive and less-expensive tra…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Pro tip: flying as a dual Alaska-Delta elite
    I've written before about my transition this year from Delta Platinum Medallion to Alaska MVP Gold 75K status. In short, I couldn't justify crediting my paid Delta flights to the SkyMiles program now that they've moved to revenue-based earning and v…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2015, 9:59am -
  • In defense of American Express for Target
    American Express for Target prepaid cards were, until earlier this month, one of two popular methods for running up credit credit spend at Target store locations. Loads of up to $1,000 cost $3 each, and it was possible to liquidate the funds on the…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2015, 9:59am -
  • I'm not loading up on business Amex gift cards today (but you probably should!)
    In case you missed it, perhaps because of job responsibilities in the formal economy, today TopCashBack (my referral link) is offering 2.25% cash back on business American Express gift cards purchased after clicking through their shopping portal.To…
    - 10 days ago May 19, 2015, 8:11pm -
  • An interesting FlyerTalk thread on blogging and bloggers
    These days I don't spend much time reading other blogs, or FlyerTalk for that matter (although I do periodically post random thoughts on savings and investment in the Saverocity Forum). I'll skim the headlines in my RSS reader for new American Expre…
    - 10 days ago May 19, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Documents responsive to United Danish Kroner mistake fare FOIA request
    A reader passed along and asked that I share some documents provided by the Department of Transportation in response to his FOIA request regarding the Danish Kroner mistake in February, 2015. For those who weren't following the play-by-play, this was…
    - 11 days ago May 18, 2015, 9:59am -
  • Suntrust has politely asked that you step up your game
    It seems that in the last few days Suntrust has been mailing letters to holders of Delta SkyMiles-earning debit cards, notifying them of a radical devaluation in the terms of the program, effective July 25, 2015.Via Doctor of Credit, for cardholders…
    - 16 days ago May 13, 2015, 7:57pm -
  • Anniversary post: your economy doesn't interest me much
    A little historyI graduated from college in 2007, and that fall decided to pursue a longtime dream of mine: teaching English in Russia, where I had studied abroad as an undergraduate. In the fall of 2008, I returned to the United States to look for…
    - 16 days ago May 13, 2015, 9:59am -

Well Traveled Mile

  • new3X AAdvantage Miles Offer
    For sometime now Citi has been sending out offers to increase spend on their cards. I keep getting such offers in the mail targeted towards my Citi AA Executive cards. The basic details are quite simple: you earn 3x miles on any purchase made at Depa…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 7:02am -
  • Which Hotel Credit Cards Give You a Free Annual Night?
    When it comes down to paying the annual fee on hotel credit cards you want to be sure your getting the best bang for your buck. There are a lot of different cards to choose from and almost all hotel credit cards that come to mind have an annual fee i…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:58am -
  • Aer Lingus A Oneworld Member, New Use For AA Miles
    Ireland’s major airline, Aer Lingus, will be taken over by British Airways which will make it a Oneworld member. Of course when one thinks about British Airways, the first thought that comes to mind are fuel surcharges, but in this case we may actu…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 7:23am -
  • Best Super Durable Travel Duffel Bags
    When it comes to adventure travel you never fully know what to expect. I’ve put my travel bags through a lot. From getting thrown around airports to ending up on the roof of an overnight bus journey when it’s raining. It’s important to me to ha…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:38pm -
  • New IHG PointBreaks List Summer 2015
    The IHG PointBreaks promotion is one of the better perks in the hotel industry because selective IHG hotels can be booked for only 5,000 IHG points per night! The current promotion, which goes live today May 26, 2015 will cover bookings and stays unt…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 7:47am -
  • Reminder: 10 Days Left to Book Club Carlson 2-for-1 Award Nights
    One of the most attractive benefits of the Club Carlson Visa is being dumped June 1, 2015. If you currently have the card, you hopefully well aware that Bonus Award Night benefit allows you to get a last night free on any award stays of two or more n…
    - 7 days ago May 22, 2015, 9:16am -
  • Deal Alert: Get $20 For Buying $300 Worth In Visa Gift Cards At Staples!
    Starting this Sunday May 24, 2015 Staples has a promotion where you receive a $20 rebate in the form of a Visa prepaid card when you purchase $300 or more in Visa gift cards! This deal will end May 30, 2015 Since Staples is an office supply store, yo…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2015, 3:07pm -
  • Why Everyone Should Combine The Citi ThankYou Premier With The Prestige Card
    A reader brought to my attention that I’ve been writing a lot of Citi related material recently. Well, it wasn’t by design but more of some fresh analysis on a potentially profitable points program. Read: A Look Into The Citi ThankYou Points Prog…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2015, 7:06am -
  • Deal Alert: Amex Gift Cards 2.25% Cash Back Today!
    Well, this just got interesting… TopCashBack is offering 2.25% cash back on American Express Business Gift Cards today. This deal ends tonight! I wonder if this is a response to Simlpy Best Coupons offering up to 2.1% tomorrow. Key Terms & Conditio…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2015, 6:12pm -
  • Deal Alert: Get $10 Back For Every $200 Spent On Amex Gift Cards
    American Express Sync has an offer going on right now: spend $200 or more with a synced Amex card and receive a $10 statement credit. This deal expires July 31, 2015! You can maximize this deal by going through a cash back portal such as: BeFrugal, T…
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2015, 7:08am -

MileValue

  • newHow 1,214 People Get Mistake Fares Texted to Them
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Did you miss yesterday’s $251 roundtrip fares from five American cities to the Colombian coast? You shouldn’t have. You could have gotten a text message when the story…
    - 46 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • newFree Giveaway Friday: 50 Free Award Wallet Codes
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Update: New Codes at 1:44 PM ET Enjoy one of these 50 free upgrade codes to six months of Award Wallet Plus. Award Wallet is the free way I track my 33 miles and points…
    - 5 hours ago May 29, 2015, 12:57pm -
  • newLast Day to Purchase $29 Tickets During Frontier Summer Sale
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Frontier’s Summer sale ends today. Fares start at $29 one way! The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET on May 29 for domestic, nonstop travel mostly on Tuesda…
    - 11 hours ago May 29, 2015, 7:01am -
  • HURRY: Five US Cities to Baranquilla, Colombia (Caribbean Coast) for $251 Roundtrip
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account.…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 3:35pm -
  • Get a New iPhone or Other Smartphone as the Sign Up Bonus on AT&T Access More Card from Citi
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The AT&T Access More Card from Citi comes with a $650 credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone after $2,000 in purchases in the first three months and 3x points on…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 7:02am -
  • British Airways Buying Aer Lingus? What Does It Mean for Your Miles?
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Ireland’s government announced its approval for IAG–the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, and Vueling–to purchase Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland. Th…
    - 2 days ago May 28, 2015, 2:52am -
  • Buy Hilton Points for 0.5 Cents. Good Deal?
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. Until June 17, 2015, you can buy Hilton HHonors points and get a 100% bonus on the points purchased. Hilton points normally cost 1 cent each. With the 100% bonus, the pric…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 4:47pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Points Now 25% More Valuable for Car Rentals, Hotel Stays, and Cruises
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card has improved the redemption rate of its ThankYou Points by 25% for hotels, cruises, and car rentals. The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card c…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:54pm -
  • Up to 90,000 Bonus Miles on the Virgin Atlantic MasterCard
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard® is offering up to 90,000 bonus miles until June 9, but there are quite a few strings attached. The bottom line is that you earn…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:20pm -
  • IHG Rewards PointBreaks List Means $35 Hotels Until May 31
    I earn a commission for some links on this blog. Citi is a MileValue partner. The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms through July 31, 2015 for $35 per night. Even if you’ve read other posts on the list, read this. I’ve ho…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 4:10pm -

Frequent Flier

  • newU.S. to Review Pilots’ Mental Health Assessments
    Worried that your pilot might harbor suicidal thoughts? In the aftermath of the Germanwings disaster, in which the pilot apparently intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside, and lingering questions regarding the fate of Malaysia Airlines f…
    - 24 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:04pm -
  • Aer Lingus to Rejoin American in oneworld Alliance
    International Airlines Group, the holding company that owns British Airways, Iberia, and budget carrier Vueling SA, appears set to acquire Aer Lingus following a public expression of support for the deal from the Irish government, which owns 25.1 per…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 4:25pm -
  • Delta Adds Flights in Battle for Seattle
    With the battle for Seattle running hot and heavy between Alaska Airlines and Delta, Seattle-Tacoma International has become one of the country’s fastest growing airports, vaulting from 15th to 13th busiest between 2013 and 2014. That furious growt…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 6:34pm -
  • Radisson Deals a Discount for Summer Stays
    Radisson’s new Get More promotion features a discount on future stays after a qualifying stay at Radisson hotels in the Americas. Offer Details Travelers who book stays of two or more nights at participating Radissons between May 26 and July ... Re…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 5:04pm -
  • United Offers Mileage Bounty for Bug Reports
    United is serious about squashing security bugs on its website and in its mobile apps. How serious? So serious that they are offering a bounty of up to 1 million MileagePlus miles to anyone who reports a problem. Under the ... Read More
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 6:53pm -
  • To Know Spirit Air Is to Love It. Or Not
    Spirit, by most accounts the country’s most reviled airline, has launched another P.R. offensive designed to warm the cockles of the hearts of the legions of travelers who find the carrier’s business practices nasty and deceptive. Last year, afte…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 4:47pm -
  • Singapore Air Puts the Premium in Premium Economy
    On most airlines, Premium Economy, by whatever name (Main Cabin Extra, Delta Comfort, and so on) is little more than a standard coach seat with a few extra inches of legroom. With comfort in regular coach on the decline due ... Read More
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • Win a Trip for 2 to Dijon, France
    Enter the Maille “Dijon Delights” sweepstakes by July 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Dijon, France, including air, train tickets between Paris and Dijon, two nights’ hotel accommodations, tours, and dinner ...…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2015, 4:42pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Full Summer Flights, Least Sucky Inflight WiFi, & More
    Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week. If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can ... Read Mo…
    - 6 days ago May 23, 2015, 8:59pm -
  • PointBreaks: Free IHG Nights for Just 5,000 Points
    IHG Rewards today released a preview of its latest list of PointBreaks hotels that will be available for booking for just 5,000 points per night. Offer Details Beginning on May 26, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 ... Read More
    - 7 days ago May 22, 2015, 4:51pm -

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Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 9 Things I Learned While Driving Across the United States
    After 12,000 miles and four and a half months on the road, I’m home. My epic book tour across the country is over, and I fell in love with the United States all over again. I think the United States is an underrated destination. Travel across the U…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 1:24pm -
  • The Travel Slump (And How to Deal With It)
    The slump. It happens to us all. After months on the road, you wake up one day and feel a little off. Travel doesn’t seem as exciting as it used to be. You’re bored, tired, and uninterested. You start to think, “What’s wrong with me? I’m se…
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2015, 2:31pm -
  • 21 Amazing Restaurants From My Road Trip Across the United States

    - 11 days ago May 18, 2015, 12:45pm -
  • How to Travel Around South Africa
    On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice. Thi…
    - 16 days ago May 13, 2015, 12:10pm -
  • 7 Things I Learned While Driving Through the American South
    The American South has a mixed reputation in U.S. popular culture: it’s home to sweet tea, greasy but delicious food, country music and the blues, friendly and helpful people, and beautiful and diverse landscapes. However, it’s also supposedly fi…
    - 18 days ago May 11, 2015, 1:04pm -
  • 17 Tech Related Travel Questions (and Answers!)
    On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. In this month’s column he answers all your tech related questions. I get asked a lot about travel technology every day, esp…
    - 24 days ago May 5, 2015, 3:18pm -
  • How to Travel the World in a Wheelchair
    A few months ago, I was wasting time researching on the Internet when I came across a travel blog written by a guy who traveled the world in a wheelchair. For hours, I read his blog, intrigued by what he did. I love when people don’t let their limi…
    - 29 days ago Apr 30, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • How to Master Life, Language, and Travel with Tim Ferriss
    When I was teaching English in Bangkok, a friend gave me a copy of The Four Hour Workweek by some guy named Tim Ferriss. Apparently, it was a best selling book. At the time, I was trying to figure out how to extend my travels and my friend thought t…
    - 31 days ago Apr 28, 2015, 2:16pm -
  • 32 Travel Questions You Asked (With My Attempted Answers)
    One thing I don’t do enough is answer your questions. Periodically, I have Q&A’s, but if my ongoing book tour has taught me anything it’s that you have a lot of questions that don’t get answered on the blog! Since not everything lends itself…
    - 38 days ago Apr 21, 2015, 3:28pm -
  • The Shape of Things to Come (P.S. – I’m Hiring!)
    Things are changing here at a fast pace so it’s time to take a step back, breathe, and share news about what is going on because it’s going to be big (and awesome!). Simply put, this website is too big for my little ole self to run alone. Moreove…
    - 43 days ago Apr 16, 2015, 3:54pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • 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…
    - 58 days ago 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!…
    - 60 days ago Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Evolve Money Changes Terms for Discover Cards
    There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards. Then, they announced great news that we could us…
    - Dec 24, 2014, 5:34pm -
  • Chase Freedom 2015 Bonus Categories Announced
    While we’re all busy trying to hit the $1,500 in spend for this quarter’s bonus categories, Chase has announced all the bonus categories for 2015. January – March Grocery stores Movie theaters Starbucks April – June Restaurants Bed Bath & Bey…
    - Dec 10, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • Register Now! American Express Small Business Saturday
    Registration for American Express Small Business Saturday is live! Register all your eligible American Express cards at this link as soon as you can. As I detailed in a previous post, this year’s Small Business Saturday, which occurs on November 29…
    - Nov 17, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • Follow Up: Evolve Money + Discover Card
    This is a follow up to my post over the weekend about Evolve Money’s newest developments. It looks like all is well just like Evolve said! The payment has posted to my Discover account as a regular payment & I already see the Evolve payments postin…
    - Nov 10, 2014, 4:32pm -
  • Evolve Money Now Takes Discover Cards
    I just received an email from Evolve Money about a new feature – they now accept Discover credit cards as payment sources! Previously, they only accepted debit cards or gift cards as payment sources to pay bills. This opens up a nice avenue to earn…
    - Nov 7, 2014, 12:00pm -
  • New Next Generation NEXUS Kiosks Coming
    As a NEXUS member, I just received an email with some significant updates about the kiosk process when traveling by air between the United States & Canada. “Next Generation” kiosks are being installed to provide “faster, more reliable and more…
    - Oct 3, 2014, 11:00am -

Pointscentric

Johnny Jet

  • newReader Travel Tip of the Day: Free Layovers, in Istanbul and More
    Free Layovers, in Istanbul and More Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip builds on the popular Icelandair stopover (don’t forget to enter our Icelandair contest) and it comes from E…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: When an Airline Change Works in Your Favor
    When an Airline Change Works in Your Favor A couple of months ago, I heavily promoted American Airlines’ $1 fares (+ tax) from Los Angeles and New York to Copenhagen (CPH). I think they were matching Norwegian Air Shuttle’s ridiculously low far…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 4:27pm -
  • Hitchhiking across the US for under $60, twice—in video
    I’d like to think I’m nothing like the frightening desperado we’ve stamped as the hitchhiking stereotype, a dirty and possibly dangerous man, but I’ve thumbed across the USA twice this year. In February I went Vermont to California (video), a…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 3:54pm -
  • Need A Good Night’s Sleep? Check In To The Benjamin in New York City
    When you visit New York City, there’s no shortage of hotels to choose from. If there’s one thing this city knows, it’s how to get heads into beds. Did you know: According to Smith Travel Research, at the end of 2013, New York City had 106,000 e…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 3:50pm -
  • United now flying direct from Newark into Newcastle, England
    United Airlines is running a new direct flight through September from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Newcastle International Airport (NCL) to cart East Coasters to the northeast region of England. The seven-hour flights to Newcastle w…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 10:00am -
  • Travel Tip of the Day: Get Delta Silver Medallion Status Free (UPDATE: Possibly)
    Get Delta Silver Medallion Status Free (UPDATE: Possibly) If you plan on flying Delta Air Lines in the next couple months and you don’t have elite status, I’d suggest taking advantage of their current offer of free Silver Medallion status for the…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 7:18pm -
  • Travel Style: Karen McCann
    Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Karen McCann Occupation: Travel writer Hometown: I was…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 1:00pm -
  • Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 27, 2015
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Man strips naked at Charlotte airport, upset about overbooked flight Woman allegedly makes bomb joke at airport, gets grounded and charged with breaching the peace Child drowns in cruise ship pool Police Use Stun…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • If you must purchase a selfie stick…try one of these 7
    Let’s face it: No one really needs a selfie stick. However, some of us at Johnny Jet have been warming to the idea—and a few of us have even been testing them. Selfie sticks were first seen across Asia and have since spread to the US and Eur…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 10:26am -
  • Travel Product of the Week: Mountie Side-Mount Phone Clip
    Are you a serious multi-tasker? If so, you’ll love the Mountie, a portable little side-mount clip that holds your mobile or tablet device next to your laptop. It doesn’t matter if your device is razor-thin or a full-size tablet with protective ca…
    - 3 days ago May 27, 2015, 5:22am -

Doctor of Credit

  • new[Very YMMV] 10% Off Any eBay Purchase Including All Gift Cards
    The Offer Direct Link Use targeted coupon code and receive 10% off any eBay purchase. In the past, this has worked for me on gift cards as well, including eBay gift cards. Obviously, this is a slammer deal since you can buy eBay gift cards and lock i…
    - 12 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:34pm -
  • new$75 Staples Gift Cards for $60, Limit 3 [Limited Available], $17 Moneymaker
    The Offer Direct Link Paypal Digital on eBay is currently selling $75 Staples e-gift cards for $60. Limit 3. The Fine Print Limited quantity available. (There appears to be around 1600 remaining. That’s not a lot, so hurry.) Our Verdict This is a g…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:43pm -
  • newUS Bank Re-Adds Free Credit Score For Cardholders
    In late April U.S Bank announced that they would no longer be giving cardholders access to their Experian FAKO score for free, Experian also sent out e-mails to people who had enrolled in this service to let them know they could pay for this service.…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • new[Targeted]American Express SimplyCash Business Card $300 + $500 Bonuses
    The Offers American Express have been sending out some very targeted sign up bonuses to their personal Costco cardholders and it looks like they’ve started targeting their TrueEarnings Business Card from Costco and American Express as well. Recent…
    - 7 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:00am -
  • newFree: $5USD In Bitcoins For Downloading Circle App & Scanning QR Code – New Users Only
    The Offer Direct link to offer Circle is an online Bitcoin wallet and their app was featured at Google’s I/O. Because of this they are offering the following deal: Receive $5USD in Bitcoin when you download the Circle app (for iOS or Android) and…
    - 9 hours ago May 29, 2015, 9:02am -
  • newFree 750 United Miles, Easy 1750 United Miles with MyPoints
    The Offer [UPDATE: Here’s another link which should work for 1750 miles which I found afterward on MommyPoints.] Direct Link Signup for a free MyPoints account (a shopping portal) and receive 500 free United miles. Make a $25 purchase with the MyPo…
    - 24 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:04pm -
  • $10 Off $10 at Cosi Restaurants, Free Lunch!
    The Offer Cosi restaurants just started a new online ordering system and has a limited time offer available. Make a purchase of $10 or more online and apply code: cosiolo for a $10 discount. Register for a new account here. Cosi Locator The Fine Pri…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 4:05pm -
  • Credit Card Issuers That Don’t Do A Hard Pull If You’re Denied
    When you’re signing up for a lot of credit cards, one of the things that you want to minimize is the number of hard pulls on your credit report. This is because hard credit pulls (or inquiries) affect your FICO score, unlike soft pulls. A hard cred…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 1:31pm -
  • 60k Chase Ink Still Available, Nevada Car Rental Class Action, Citi Keeps Improving & Reselling 20k+
    Gift Card Bulk Selling Update by Chasing The Points. Looks like Cardpool also waives digital gift card sales fees once you hit a certain tier. Good info to have, but I wish I could get them to waive it first and then hit their requirement. Citi Thank…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • Free $75 Amazon Gift Card with $500 Purchase from Amazon Business Account
    Amazon for Business Amazon recently enhanced their business account option and they now offer free 2-day shipping on  orders of $49 or more for business accounts. (Personal accounts only get the 2-day shipping option if they have Prime.) Other advan…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 11:36pm -

Hustler Money Blog

  • neweBay Discounted Gift Card Deals, Offers, & Promotions
    Buying gift cards for stores that you normally go to can save you a lot of money especially you can get them at a discounted price of up to 20% Off. At the moment, there are many gift card deals on eBay from stores such as Staples, Chevron/Texaco, Hy…
    - 16 hours ago May 29, 2015, 1:22am -
  • newHot Deals of the Day! – May 28, 2015
    Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Look no further and see the lowest prices you will find anywhere on the web! I will update this list daily. Hot Deals of The Day…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 11:09pm -
  • newWayne Bank & Trust Co. Review: $75 Bonus Promotion
    For residents of Indiana, Wayne Bank and Trust Co. is offering up to $75 bonus with their Cash Rewards checking and savings account. You get your $50 activity bonus with a new personal checking account and a $25 bonus either a savings, loan, or money…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 11:05pm -
  • newFree $10 Off Food at Cosi Restaurants
    With over 100 locations across the United States, Cosi is now offering a $10 discount when you make a purchase of $10 or more online with promo code cosiolo. Your order must be $10 or more for the code to work. This limited time offer is valid only t…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 10:45pm -
  • newMyPoints 1,750 United Mileage Plus Bonus Miles
    MyPoints is offering up to 1,750 United Mileage Plus Miles for new membership and making a qualifying purchase. You get 750 miles for signing up and another 1,000 bonus miles when you make a qualifying purchase of $25 or more through their shopping p…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 10:20pm -
  • newBest Cash Back Shopping Stores, June 2015
    Here at HustlerMoneyBlog, I want to help you find the absolutely lowest price on all items with maximum cash back. You can get maximum cash back by becoming a member from the list of cash back programs below. These Cash back sites give you cash back…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2015, 8:11pm -
  • newAmazon $10 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase *Targeted Offer*
    Targeted offer only, Check out this Amazon.com free $10 promo code with a $50 Gift Card purchase using promo code 0515GCARDS good through May 31, 2015. You will need to be logged into your Amazon account to see the promotion if you qualify. Those who…
    - 22 hours ago May 28, 2015, 8:01pm -
  • newShopRite $10 Free Credit with $50 Gift Card Purchase
    For residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, & Pennsylvania, visit your local ShopRite(see Ad on page 10) and purchase $50 or more in participating gift cards to get $10 OFF your next shopping order! Good through 5/30/2015,…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:27pm -
  • Amazon Business $75 Gift Card Promotion
    Register for an Amazon Business Account to earn a free $75 Amazon gift card after making $500 in purchases from the Business, Industrial and Scientific category good through 6/30/2015. They recently upgrade their business account option with free 2-d…
    - 1 day ago May 28, 2015, 4:56pm -
  • Wells Fargo Targeted $100 Checking Bonus
    Check out this nationwide targeted Wells Fargo $100 Checking Bonus with 10 debit card purchases or set up direct deposit good until June 26, 2015. Most likely it is for people with a Wells Fargo credit card that may have gotten the offer. You can ope…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 10:54pm -

Hack My Trip

Maximizing Money

  • neweBay Deals – Staples, Sears, ChevronTexaco, Hyatt and Cabela’s
    eBay Deals is offering 5 great gift card promotions right now.$75 Staples Gift Card for only $60 - Limit of 3.$100 Sears Gift Card for only $85 - Limit of 2.$100 ChevronTexaco Gift Card For $90 - Limit of 3.$200 Hyatt Hotels Gift Card For $175 -…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 10:35pm -
  • newKinetic Credit Union up to $500 New Member Bonus and $50 Referrals
    Kinetic Credit Union in Alabama and Georgia is giving new members up to $500 in bonus cash, plus you can earn a $50 bonus for each new member that you refer to Kinetic Credit Union.The post Kinetic Credit Union up to $500 New Member Bonus and $50 Re…
    - 19 hours ago May 28, 2015, 10:24pm -
  • newWayne Bank and Trust Co. $50 Checking and $25 Savings Bonus in Indiana
    Wayne Bank and Trust Co. in Indiana will give you a $50 activity bonus when you open a new personal checking account and a $25 bonus when you open a new savings, loan, or money market account, plus you can earn $5 in monthly cash rewards.The post Wa…
    - 20 hours ago May 28, 2015, 10:00pm -
  • newHuntington Bank Referral Program $50 Bonus Credits for Current Customers – Targeted
    The Huntington Bank Referral Program offers current checking account customers a $50 bonus credit for each person that you refer who opens a new Huntington consumer checking account.The post Huntington Bank Referral Program $50 Bonus Credits for Cur…
    - 21 hours ago May 28, 2015, 9:15pm -
  • newTopCashBack Shopping Network $10 Referral Bonuses for Both Parties
    TopCashback is offering new members a $10 sign-up bonus when you join via a referral link and earn $10 in payable cash back rewards.Just sign up through this TopCashBack $10 New Member Bonus Referral Link and earn $10 in cash back rewards from shopp…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:35pm -
  • newAmazon $10 Promo Code with $50 Gift Card Purchase – Targeted
    Amazon.com will give you a free $10 promotional code with a $50 Amazon Gift Card purchase, valid for targeted customers through May 31, 2015.Just click on this Amazon $10 Promotional Credit Offer and use code 0515GCARDS to get a $10 promotional cred…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • newTing Mobile Service Refer A Friend Program $100 Credits
    The Ting mobile service offers new customers a free $100 credit toward a device or as a Ting credit, plus current customers can get $50 in credit for your first referral and $50 for subsequent referrals via the Ting Refer A Friend program.Just visit…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:25pm -
  • newRelay Foods Grocery Delivery Service $30 Coupon Code and $30 Referrals
    Relay Foods is a delivery service for locally produced and organic groceries in the Charlottesville, VA; Richmond, VA; Washington D.C.; Baltimore, MD; and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC; areas (including surrounding areas).The post Relay Foods Groce…
    - 23 hours ago May 28, 2015, 6:19pm -
  • Capital One 360 Savings Account Earn up to a $500 Bonus
    Open a 360 Savings® account and earn up to a $500 bonus. Enjoy no fees.The post Capital One 360 Savings Account Earn up to a $500 Bonus appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 8:30pm -
  • Kobo eBookstore $5 Free Credit for New Customers
    The Kobo eBookstore (a Rakuten company) is offering new customers a free $5 credit to use toward your first purchase through October 31, 2015.The post Kobo eBookstore $5 Free Credit for New Customers appeared first on Maximizing Money.
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 8:10pm -

Boarding Area

  • new20% Off Staples Gift Cards
    Hurry on over to eBay where you can Buy a $75 Staples Gift Card for only $60 – Email delivery! Hurry – this will go quick! You are also able to earn an additional 2% when you enroll in eBucks, you’ll earn 2% on most eBay purchases. 20% Off St…
    - 23 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:23pm -
  • newWhat the World Eats for Breakfast…
    One of the coolest parts about traveling is experiencing different foods and meal traditions throughout the world. Lately, I’ve become a big fan of the salad based breakfast offerings in the Mediterranean and Middle East.To that end, BuzzFeed(w/Yah…
    - 52 mins ago May 29, 2015, 4:54pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines Was Shocked When Delta Partnership Unraveled
    The airline's CEO shares that Alaska Airlines was 'shocked' when their Delta partnership unraveled. Now competition is making them better.Continue reading Alaska Airlines Was Shocked When Delta Partnership Unraveled...
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:34pm -
  • newUp To 60% Bonus On Purchased Virgin America Elevate Points
    Virgin America’s Elevate program is offering up to a 60% bonus on the purchase of points through June 25, 2015.The bonus is tiered, meaning the more points you purchase, the bigger the bonus:-- Buy 1,500-4,500 points, get a 30% bonus-- Buy 5,000…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:33pm -
  • newConsumers say “No” to increases in government fees and taxes on air travel
    This is a letter that was sent to all members of the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding calls to increase fees on airline passengers. Let Congress clearly hear, “We don’t want any increas…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2015, 4:00pm -
  • newThe Upromise MasterCard and Saving for College for Less
    As you may already know we are about to double our kid count around here with our second daughter due soon.  It sounds like a minor transition in some ways, but a pretty major transition in others.  One way that it is a major transition is in terms…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:54pm -
  • newMost expensive hotels: Can you afford them?
    The most striking thing about a new list of the world’s most expensive hotels — based on a global survey by Luxury-Hotels.com — is that none of the properties in the Top 10 could be considered a business hotel. And only three of the Top 20 are…
    - 2 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:43pm -
  • newEtihad Giving Free Tickets To Milan Expo [For Gold and Platinum Members]
    Airlines and hotels send out a lot of e-mail and most of it is not really something that we spend a lot of time on. But, this morning I received an e-mail from Etihad with an interesting perk – a free ticket to the Milan Expo and a discount code fo…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:06pm -
  • newLast Chance to Refer Friends to Chase Sapphire Preferred
    This is a remidner that the Chase Sapphire Preferred referral promotion is about to end. Find out how you can refer your friends and earn up to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points while they get the standard public offer.The post Last Chance to Refer Fri…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:03pm -
  • newUnited Incorrectly Charging Award Redeposit Fees
    On April 15, United discontinued the largely unpublished policy of "inherited" status on award tickets. This meant that the person flying on the award ticket would no longer have the benefits associated with the Premier from who's account the ticket…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:03pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • newShould I be paying for first class? Maybe (according to the Wall Street Journal)
    Today’s Wall Street Journal features an article about first class. Unlike many pieces, however (including mine), that talk about cheap ways to upgrade from coach, this article says that sometimes you might want to, um, er, actually pay for first cl…
    - 18 hours ago May 28, 2015, 11:54pm -
  • International “stuff:” BA buying Aer Lingus (maybe) and free Aeroflot miles (Yes, that Aeroflot)
    I don’t spend too much time on international programs, since most of my readers are in the US, but every once in a while, there are a few noteworthy bits to share.  Today: There has been speculation that British Airways would be buying Aer Lingus…
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 11:53pm -
  • Priority Club PointBreaks: Book a hotel for 5,000 points
    And we’re back! I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Priority Club (IHG Rewards) just announced its list of PointBreaks opportunities, bookable from now until the end of May. These hotels, mostly within the Holiday Inn brand, are bookab…
    - 3 days ago May 26, 2015, 1:01pm -
  • This is not a good way to protest an oversold flight
    I’m actually away this weekend, so I had planned to take a few days off from blogging, when I saw a story about a passenger who chose a rather unusual way to protest an overbooked flight.  After being told that he would not be traveling to Jamaica…
    - 6 days ago May 24, 2015, 3:35am -
  • Prepare for summer flights, it won’t be pretty…
    Today, the Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney wrote a piece for the newspaper (Sorry, it’s behind a paywall.) that said, “Travel this summer is going to be a horrible, horrible experience.”  Granted, he wasn’t so concise, but I don’t…
    - 8 days ago May 21, 2015, 10:26pm -
  • Las Vegas: The country’s cheapest and most expensive vacation city
    There’s no city in the country or, for that matter, the world, quite like Las Vegas. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, but one does get the job done. And Las Vegas can be either a bargain or a nightmare. I go there about once per ye…
    - 9 days ago May 21, 2015, 1:04am -
  • Earning points and miles for taking surveys
    The most common question I get is “How can I easily earn XXX,000 miles by next week so that I can book a first class trip to YYY?  Fortunately, that’s also the easiest question to answer: Sadly, you can’t.  While there are numerous alternativ…
    - 10 days ago May 19, 2015, 2:25pm -
  • Southwest brings back the big card bonus, and the best airline perk out there
    I don’t have the opportunity to fly Southwest a lot, but the airline generally does a good job.  Service is above average, the planes get to where they need to go on time and fares are, well, fair. But there’s one perk that Southwest offers that…
    - 13 days ago May 16, 2015, 2:47pm -
  • You are your own best advocate for rewards programs
    On any given day, a quick Google search will find you an article about “the best frequent flyer programs,” “easiest ways to use your frequent flyer miles” or “how to beat the airlines at their own game (Number four will shock you!).”  Tr…
    - 14 days ago May 15, 2015, 6:14pm -
  • American Airlines and US Airways prepare for integration
    American Airlines has released more details about its upcoming integration with US Airways, which has, so far, gone relatively smoothly. But the hard work begins this summer. In July, American will begin the passenger services systems integration, wh…
    - 15 days ago May 14, 2015, 8:24pm -

Mr. Free Miles

  • newNew Zealand Road Trip: The Perfect Week From Auckland
    Skydive, hike an active volcano and lounge at private beaches - New Zealand may be the only country that can offer it all. In one short week, we did a bit of everything on our road trip from Auckland.
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • My Favorite Destination In South America: Valparaiso, Chile
    Valparaiso, Chile is the capital of cool: vibrant street art, relaxed rooftop music and an iconic energy make this hidden Pacific Ocean gem outshine it's more famous neighbor, Santiago. Learn how to get there today.
    - 2 days ago May 27, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • How To Still Get 50,000 AA Miles With The Citi Platinum Credit Card
    50,000 miles are still available with the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select credit card. This deal seemed to have expired, but reports are suggesting the two free domestic round-trips can still be had. Read your approval chances here.
    - 4 days ago May 25, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Meet Silvercar: Luxury Car Rentals For The Under 25 Years Old Segment
    Silvercar offers luxury Audi A4 car rentals and a great mobile experience for the under 25 year old segment. See why this company is changing the way customers rent cars while also keeping prices low.
    - 7 days ago May 22, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Sail Through Floating Mountains In Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Halong Bay, Vietnam is one of the 7 new natural wonders of the world. After spending an afternoon sailing through floating mountains, I see why. View pictures of this magnificent place and a travel hack to get there.
    - 9 days ago May 20, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • [Revived] 90,000 Miles Available With Bank Of America Virgin Atlantic MasterCard
    First class, round trip to Hawaii or South Africa on your mind? Yeah, me too. Luckily 90,000 miles are now available with the Bank of America Virgin Atlantic MasterCard. This recently revived deal has big upside - read the details here.
    - 11 days ago May 18, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Why Applying For Multiple Credit Cards Doesn’t Hurt Your Credit Score
    I applied for over 30 credit cards in two years - and my credit score improved. Uncover the surprising truth to why applying for multiple credit cards may not hurt your credit score.
    - 14 days ago May 15, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • Explore The Heavenly Shores Of Bondi Beach, Australia
    A day in pictures of Bondi Beach, located in Sydney, Australia. 24 hours sunbathing in one of the most famous beach towns in the world, and a few nearby treats - plus how you can travel there.
    - 16 days ago May 13, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • 50,000 Miles With Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card
    50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards miles are now available with the Chase credit card. That's enough for three round-trip flights between San Francisco and New York - provided you are a flexible traveler. Read the details here.
    - 18 days ago May 11, 2015, 3:00pm -
  • [Limited Time] 60,000 Points With Chase Ink Plus
    The best credit card deal in the world is back again: 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points are available for a limited time with the Chase Ink Plus credit card. Offer ends May 25, so grab this deal while it lasts.
    - 21 days ago May 8, 2015, 3:00pm -

milepoint (Forums)

  • newSPG Hotels Coming and Going
    Coming Soon to SPGHotels that are in development, confirmed as on track to open, and rumors. Please cite sources, if possible.Leaving SPGHotels that have announced their departure from SPG.
    - 4 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:42pm -
  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 10 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:36pm -
  • newThe Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy your stay with us.
    Good morning/afternoon/evening (m/a/e) everyone - welcome to MilePoint and the community lounge, don't be a stranger, please join in the conversation or just to say.....English - "hello"Arabic -...The Community Lounge - Good m/a/e everybody - enjoy y…
    - 11 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:35pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the city
    Given the success of the 'guess the airport' thread, though this might be a good thread to start. A breath of fresh air, if you will...Anyways, same rules apply. First submission:
    - 14 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:32pm -
  • newPARK HYATT SAIGON
    Use code SAI001 to stay 3 pay 2 rate: http://www.saigon.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?src=nplk_prop_T&Ledm
    - 18 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:28pm -
  • newAmex simply cash business $300 after 1k spend - by invitation
    Invitation has an rsvp code so don't assume it is junk mail! Probably only available to those invited?Card seemed to have some good points in addition to above1 5% cash back on office supply and wireless internet2 3% cash back from your choice…
    - 31 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:15pm -
  • newHHONORS EXTENDS THEIR Q2 "DOUBLE YOUR HONORS" PROMO TO AUGUST 31!!!
    (H/T: One Mile at a Time)Click on image to register. If you registered already for the Q2 promo, there is no need to register again.View attachment 65683The icing on the cake? Not a single property has opted out!Simply lucrative!
    - 46 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:00pm -
  • newUpgrade to Gold for limited time
    Right now I can help you upgrade to hilton gold status. Limited time and quantities.
    - 49 mins ago May 29, 2015, 4:57pm -
  • newDaily Bonus Offers Highlight
    Yesterday we started a feature on the blog portion of FFB where we will highlight a new bonus offer that was posted to the FFB sites that day. With upwards of 30 new offers added to the sites each day this bonus offer highlight feature will make it e…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:23pm -
  • newAvailability of milesaaver awards - do they show up again?
    i planned a trip yesterday with a friend, seeing a ticket on offer on july 9th for 30k miles, but as we went through the details i came back today to book it and its gone.my question is, do these show up again over time? or if theres no more 30k fli…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:19pm -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newMove to US - stay with BAEC?
    After a few years of BAEC Silver with a fair bit of European travel from Heathrow, I've now arrived in Charlotte, NC for a few years. Question is: Stay with BAEC and earn Avios for lots of flights with AA / US Airways, or switch to Aadvatage? ..…
    - 23 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:23pm -
  • newDelta Points: big news?
    My phone has been buzzing from people at DL telling me that there are big changes coming to the Delta Points blog. These are people who normally roll their eyes or call to bemoan the incoherent posts, but this time they seem giddy. Anyone know...
    - 24 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:22pm -
  • newATM Card
    I was recently told that all the ATMs, especially the ones at the airport (FCO), requires the ATM cards with the chip in the card. My ATM bankcard issuers does not provide these cards, so I won't be able to get cash upon arrival at the airport. I'm..…
    - 31 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:15pm -
  • newUrgent Name Change and Booking Awards Question
    My wife had not changed her name on her club carlson account after we got married. We finally just found a use for the points and want to book before the devaluation takes effect. She emailed club carlson to change the name, along a copy of the...
    - 33 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:13pm -
  • newBooking Mixed Classes & Open Jaw on United.com
    I am intrigued by the deal on http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/premium-fare-deals/1676822-toronto-new-delhi-business-class-united-air-canada-low-2342-a.html I am based out of the US and am heading to India shortly. I wanted to use the deal...
    - 34 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:12pm -
  • newLAX Check-in for Silver Medallions (FO)
    I am an FO, and last time I tried to check in at LAX in person, I couldn't find a dedicated FO check-in line. The agents protecting the lines kept bouncing me back and forth between the general line and sky priority. For regular LAX travelers,..…
    - 35 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:11pm -
  • newAC confirmation numbers available online for UA ticketed flights - Nice
    Might be old news to some - didn't see a post on this though...Just noticed now that when logging into the "manage reservation" screen on united.com that you can get the other codeshare confirmation numbers: Image:...
    - 36 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:10pm -
  • newDr. OZ Ultimate Wellness, 8/31 d/l, 1x, 18+, US48+DC
    Dr. Oz wants you two win a trip for 2 to Canyon Ranch resort with an ultimate nutrition reboot, spa, yoga, and meditation. *Eligibility:* Open to legal residents of the forty-eight contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), who are 18 years.…
    - 36 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:10pm -
  • newDomestic F & J quality
    I do a lot of flying from the east and west coast in J to Melbourne and London, I have been crediting to AS with Qantas and BA, since I get to the hubs with them. Just wondering how Deltas products at the pointy end compare on the Intl segments, and.…
    - 39 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:07pm -
  • newNew boarding experiment? "Double boarding" at SMF this AM. Board thru rear stairs!
    7am flight from Sacramento to LA this morning featured what the agent called double or dual boarding. She said we had the option to descend the stairs at the end of the jetway and board the 800 series through the rear door. Only, the stairs to the..…
    - 41 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:05pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newQuestion? 110K on RR and CP
    I'm about to apply for 2nd SW card at 50K and don't see any mention of CP at 110K. Is that feature automatic at RR? submitted by Pickleballer15 [link] [1 comment]
    - 21 mins ago May 29, 2015, 5:25pm -
  • newSteps for applying CitiGold Checking and getting the 30K AA miles
    Saw this in Frustration Friday, decided it's worth a post to outline the exact steps to take to get this offer. I've recently done this twice, so the steps are quite fresh in my mind. Find the link and the Promo Code, DoctoOfCredit blog has it. You s…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:32pm -
  • newWhat card are you using to MS?
    Now since feeding the birds are not free, not all cards are good for MS. I am curious, what cards are you using to MS except for the cards to meet minimum spending? Currently I am enjoying the retention offer from Citi, 3x TYP everywhere for 6 months…
    - 1 hour ago May 29, 2015, 4:23pm -
  • newNBA card seems very easy to get approved!
    Datapoint: Applied for BBVA Compass NBA card 2 days ago. Today I called and was told that I was approved, with CL 10k. It seems this bank doesn't care about hard pulls. It pulled Experian, and I have 29 hard pulls in 2 years, 12 hard pulls in 6 mont…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 2:38pm -
  • newFrustration Friday - Week of May 27, 2015
    Frustration Fridays, a place to vent about any problems or issues you've had recently and a place to get some advice on how to avoid those kinds of situations. Note that this is a trial run and not an official /r/churning event. Please no flaming oth…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 2:30pm -
  • newWill targeted credit increase result in credit pull?
    I received a targeted credit increase offer through American Express and was curious if anyone knows if that will result in a credit pull, and if it will be hard or soft. I do want to increase it but we are planning to but a house within the next yea…
    - 3 hours ago May 29, 2015, 2:20pm -
  • newAchieve Top-Tier Hotel/Airline Loyalty w/ Credit Card Spend
    We always keep such a close eye on the main advertised sign up bonuses for cards. I think a lot of us overlook the secondary bonuses for cards, particularly in the hotel and airline market, which could grant you platinum/diamond status with some prog…
    - 4 hours ago May 29, 2015, 1:34pm -
  • newLots of reports of Chase cracking down on people with a lot of new cards. Does anyone here have any data points?
    The flyertalk thread I linked in the comments discusses people getting turned down from chase for lots of new accounts at any bank, regardless of their relationship with chase. It's been happening in the last couple of weeks and people have mentioned…
    - 5 hours ago May 29, 2015, 12:42pm -
  • newHHonors Reward Nights
    The next card I'm opening is the Citi HHonors Reserve which comes with certificates for two free weekend nights. I'm curious how this works with other products. I'll be traveling to Tokyo next year and intend to use these at the Conrad there. I also…
    - 6 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:40am -
  • newBasic MO/VGC questions
    I need $1000 deposit for an apartment, if I get two 500 VCG and load them at walmart, will it only be for $999.30 or can I pay them 70 cents in change for the fee? Thank you! submitted by JohnStevens14 [link] [9 comments]
    - 7 hours ago May 29, 2015, 11:13am -

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