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The Points Guy

  • new3 Weeks in France on a College Budget — Reader Success Story
    One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the p…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:30pm -
  • newWhat is United Airlines Elite Status Worth in 2016?
    If you’re spending the time and money to earn elite status with an airline, you need to be getting some solid value in return. In the latest post in his series evaluating elite status levels with the major carriers, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contri…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:30pm -
  • newTop 9 Low-Fee Credit Cards for 2016
    Everyone wants to earn valuable travel rewards from the credit cards, but not everybody is willing to pay a high annual fee. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some of the best values in travel rewards credit ca…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:28am -
  • newGiving Tuesday: How to Help Children Around The World
    Traveling to far-off lands and exotic countries is incredible, but seeing an impoverished child selling souvenirs or begging for money can really tug on you heartstrings. Here, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino offers some charity organiza…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 9:30pm -
  • new11 Best Business-Class Seats For Couples
    Travel can be stressful — especially when you’re flying with a significant other, or even just a buddy. But some airline seats out there make flying the friendly skies even friendlier for folks traveling in pairs. Today, TPG Special Contributor E…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: Flights to Hong Kong from $599 Round-Trip
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 20 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 7:00pm -
  • newDeal Alert: NYC and Boston to Brazil from $439 Round-Trip
    Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eas…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 4:15pm -
  • newUnderstanding Airlines’ 24-Hour Hold and Cancellation Policies
    When it comes to airlines’ cancellation policies, don’t expect the same rules across the board. As TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, the three US legacy carriers each have their own approaching to allowing fee-free itinerary changes, and kno…
    - 24 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • What is Delta Airlines Elite Status Worth in 2016?
    With a new year comes a fresh slate for working toward airline elite status, and if you’re just getting started, you may be wondering which program will get you the most value. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen analyzes the va…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 12:28pm -
  • Watch Air France’s Last 747 Fly Alongside Alphajets
    There’s some competition in the skies when it comes to flying side by side. Last year, we saw both Emirates and Etihad release videos of their aircraft alongside other flying objects — in Emirates’ case, two jetpack-equipped humans while Et…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 9:45pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • new7 Smooth Sailing Tips That Will Help You Save on Your Next Cruise
    It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a cruise but as a kid it was the preferred vacation method of my parents (mainly because of the kid’s clubs) and they definitely have some other great benefits. Since I’ve never been on a cruise as an…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 8:00am -
  • new5 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
    A few months back, I discussed the merits of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, a staple in many people’s wallets. The card has been downgraded in several ways, but I argued that it’s still a valuable card with many positive attributes. Whether y…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • new3 Recently Renovated Resorts to Consider During Your Next Trip
    As I have argued in the past, one of the tenets of frugal travel is not only the ability to save money but to ultimately enjoy our travels. It is simply not enough that we go somewhere for the sake of going – rather, it is important that we actuall…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 9:38pm -
  • newBefore Looking For a Low Cost Carrier to Fly to Europe, Keep These Rules in Mind
    In the last year, a lot of fuss has been made about the European low-cost carriers operating from the United States to destinations overseas. Both Norwegian Air and WOW Air have offered travelers an alternative method to travel across the Atlantic a…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • newHow I’m Earning 32,500 Ultimate Rewards Points on My New Wood Floors
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was ready to begin a $15,000+ home improvement project. Well, the horror has begun. As of this past weekend, I have no furniture to sit on (sold on Craigslist) and only one living area not stripped down to the woo…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • 13 Things That You Must Do During a Trip to Kauai
    While I’ve only been once, I hear about Kauai several times a year from Rick when he visits FrugalTravelGuy headquarters in the west coast. I live in Savannah, GA, and Rick resides in Hilton Head, SC, so Kauai is about as far east to west as you ca…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:00am -
  • Learning How to Rebook Short Avios Flights Without Spending More Miles
    Even though it only happened a week ago, the British Airways Avios devaluation  still isn’t far from my mind. Especially since there was a flight that I had booked on the right day, but some plans changed and the flight that I ended up wanting to…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:00pm -
  • Learn About the Dirtiest, Most Disgusting Surfaces You’ll Encounter on Your Travels!
    I’m not paranoid about germs but I could certainly be more careful of the surfaces I touch when traveling. I became even more enlightened when I read a recent study conducted by TravelMath titled “Hotel Hygiene Exposed” (a follow up to their …
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:00pm -
  • Top Ten Credit Cards — February 2016
    The following is the February 2016 edition of what we consider the top 10 credit card products available at the moment. The list is based on a combination of factors, including current welcome bonus offers, daily earning potential, transfer partners…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • A Look at The Past and Future of Best Rate Guarantees
    When I started in this hobby, I was hungry for any technique that would save on my cost of travel. Until I could accumulate a sufficient number of hotel points — I lived on two techniques to help with my hotel costs. The first was Priceline Name Yo…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:00am -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newWhat Are Reasonable Language Expectations When Abroad?
    I'm not someone who travels abroad and expects everyone to speak English. Quite the opposite -- I'm perfectly happy trying to get around with hand gestures and Google Translate.Along the same lines, I'm not someone who generally makes an effort to l…
    - 50 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:03pm -
  • newSuicide Bomber Who Was Blown Out Of Plane Meant To Fly Turkish
    Last week I posted a video of a Daallo Airlines flight between Mogadishu to Djibouti, which experienced an explosion shortly after takeoff. The explosion caused a roughly one meter hole in the side of the plane, and one person was even sucked out of…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:33pm -
  • newAmerican’s Improved A321 First Class Award Availability
    Last November I wrote about how American seemed to no longer be making last minute first class award seats available on their A321 flights between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco. This was true even when cabins were almost completely empty jus…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:54am -
  • newHave You Ever Been The Only Scared Passenger On A Plane?
    A few weeks ago I answered a question from a reader who was terrified of flying, asking how best to deal with it. Unfortunately I didn’t have a good answer, other than being able to relate to the situation.I think the only way to really get over a…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:12pm -
  • newReview: Qatar Airways A380 First Class Doha To London
    Upon arriving at the self proclaimed "5-star gateway to the world," we first found ourselves in what can only be described as a mess of a security line. The queues were insane, though fortunately there was a premium line which only had a very short w…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 9:23pm -
  • newChinese Airlines’ War On Cell Phones
    Hello from Changsha, China, where I just got off my Hainan Airlines flight from Los Angeles. I’ll have my full review on Hainan Airlines shortly, though in the meantime I have to address one aspect of the experience which caught me off guard.It wa…
    - 19 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 7:49pm -
  • newLifeMiles Offering 100% Bonus On Transferred Miles
    Avianca’s LifeMiles program has just announced that they’re offering a 100% bonus on transferred miles between February 9 and February 23, 2016. Obviously this is only useful if you have an existing LifeMiles mileage balance, since you can’t tr…
    - 23 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 3:33pm -
  • Review: Qatar Airways A320 First Class Dubai To Doha
    Upon boarding through the forward door we were greeted by the cabin manager and pointed towards our seats. I was thrilled to see that this flight was operated by an A320 featuring Qatar's updated regional product.As a point of reference, Qatar's "ol…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:02pm -
  • Review: Dubai International First Class Lounge DXB
    After a couple of nights in Dubai, it was time for Tiffany, Andrew, and me to return to the US the long way, ultimately routing via Doha, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Austin.Our Qatar Airways flight from Dubai to Doha was scheduled to depart a…
    - 2 days ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:03am -
  • Which Airlines Have The Best Onboard Bars?
    With space on planes at more of a premium than ever before (just look at how many economy seats some airlines are adding to planes), there's something amazing about still having an onboard space for passengers to mingle and hang out. In a way, having…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 10:33pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newRound trip to Australia starting at 50,000 points
    Two days ago, we published a Quick Deal (found here) regarding discounted flights to Sydney Australia from select US cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis.  Select economy flights on AA and Qantas were pricing at $961 round trip.…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 11:25am -
  • newA Manufactured Spend opportunity for Canadians?
    Earlier this month I came across a press release for a digital wallet service called UGO Pay.  Here’s a snippet: UGO launches peer-to-peer money transfer capabilities with the addition of UGO Pay TORONTO , Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada’s  first…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:30am -
  • Introducing Extreme Stacking (and our new Lab Manager)
    The other day I wanted to use one of my 1800Flowers gift cards to send flowers to a friend.  And, believe it or not, I couldn’t remember the best current promo code to use for the order.  So, I hunted around this website to find my latest posts a…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 11:25am -
  • Is it time to convert Discover Cash Back to miles?
    If you have a stash of Discover Cash Back, but you’d rather have Southwest Rapid Rewards points or JetBlue TrueBlue points, then now may be the time to convert Discover Cash Back to miles. This opportunity is contingent upon two overlapping deals:…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 11:25am -
  • It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 2/07/2016
    Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last coup…
    - 3 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 4:00pm -
  • Connecting the Dots on Prepaid Cards, iConsumer Interview, Removed from Portals & 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. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Connecting the Dots – Strategies and best practices for moving beyo…
    - 4 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 10:00pm -
  • Update on Citi Retention, JetBlue Credit Card Strategy, Detained While Manufacturing Spend & More!
    Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web My Strange Citi Retention Call & Insights About Their New Retention Process – Citi seems…
    - 4 days ago Feb 6, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Bet You Didn’t Know: Retrieving Online Itemized Receipts For Rental Car Tolls
    By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Every time I rent a car, it happens. A day or two after I’ve returned the vehicle, the rental charge appears on my credit card bill. It’s roughly the expected amount, give or take a few bucks that ar…
    - 5 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 11:25am -
  • What happened to
    Recently, became the place to buy Visa gift cards.  With Simply Best Coupons offering 1.5% cash back and iCoupons offering 1.6% cash back, one could get back all of the purchase fee and most of the shipping fee when buying $500 Visa gi…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 8:03pm -
  • A good use for Hilton free night certs — in Connecticut
    The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card has a very good signup bonus: 2 Free Weekend Nights after $2,500 spend. Each year, you can get another free weekend night by spending $10,000 on your card.  Those weekend nights can be used at almost any Hilton p…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 11:25am -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • newFinding the constellation of rewards programs that's right for you
    I do very little speculative earning of miles and points, which doesn't mean that I always earn miles and points with specific redemptions in mind. Rather, it means I earn the points that I know I'm consistently going to be able to redeem for good va…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 10:59am -
  • What to do with IHG Priceless Surprises points
    At this point I assume everyone who is planning to participate in the IHG Priceless Surprises promotion has done so, which means you either are or will soon be in possession of roughly 50,000 IHG Rewards points (assuming you scored at least one or tw…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Understanding booking channels
    Judging by the headlines I see in my RSS reader, Bank of America is running a bounty for Alaska Airlines credit card applications. Internet Brands went ahead and declared it the best travel credit card of 2016 on their Frugal Travel Guy storefront, w…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Thinking about buying HHonors points for 0.56 cents each? Read this first.
    I couldn't help but notice as I recently skimmed my RSS subscriptions that Hilton HHonors is running a promotion offering an 80% bonus on purchased HHonors points until 11:59 pm, Eastern time, on February 8, 2016.That means you can buy 80,000 HHonors…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 10:59am -
  • FoundersCard: the single most expensive way to buy Hilton HHonors Gold status
    There are smart, thoughtful guys who think loyalty programs are a scam and the best way to made clear-headed decisions is to opt out of the loyalty economy completely.Then there are Thought Leaders From Behind who respond that while it's possible for…
    - 9 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 7:53pm -
  • On communities and responsibilities
    I try not to get too worked up over other bloggers' behavior. If you want to throw up a generic Wordpress template with a affiliate link, you'll never hear a peep out of me.Of course, I make an exception for the very small number of c…
    - 12 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 3:42am -
  • Easy wins: Saint Kitts edition

    - 15 days ago Jan 26, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Entitlement is only the start of a loyalty conversation
    Sometimes travel hacking is about figuring out what you're entitled to and how to get it. It's not unusual to read blog posts about Starwood Preferred Guest elites searching for suites right up until the minute they check in, to make sure that the fr…
    - 19 days ago Jan 22, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Your humble blogger's IHG Rewards Club Priceless Surprises datapoints
    Since November, IHG Rewards Club has been running a promotion called "Priceless Surprises." Under the terms of that promotion each time you stay at an IHG Rewards property, starting with your second stay, you are entered into a sweepstakes to earn at…
    - 20 days ago Jan 21, 2016, 10:59am -
  • Comparative advantages of Hyatt and Hilton: beach edition
    [editor's note: my worthless MacBook Pro has finally stopped working completely, so I'm using an aged clamshell laptop for my blogging this week. Grammar and punctuation will suffer, and pictures will be minimal/nonexistent.]Since getting a tier matc…
    - 21 days ago Jan 20, 2016, 10:59am -


  • newTrip Report Etihad A380 First Class: Seat and Suite
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Anatomy of an Award: India to United States in Etihad and American Airlines First Class for 90,000 AA Miles Trip Report: Etihad Business Class from Chennai to Abu Dhabi Trip Report: Etihad First Class Loun…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:25am -
  • Timeline to Beat DevAAluation Starting Today with Zero Miles
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Today is February 9, 2016. You have until March 21, 2016 to earn and burn American Airlines miles on its positively cheap award chart. You can get in on the fun if you start today, even if you currently ha…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 2:29pm -
  • I Had Never Seen Air New Zealand Business Class Award Space Until Yesterday
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I’ve been in this hobby for about five years. In that time, I have never seen Air New Zealand Business Class award space from the United States mainland to New Zealand. Starting yesterday, Air New Zealan…
    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 2:25pm -
  • Hurry: Last Chance to Get Full Value from 50k AA Offers
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). For a few months, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® and CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® have each been offering 50,000 bonus American Airline…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:41pm -
  • New Wearable Translator to End Language Barriers
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). I’ve wondered when we would get a real-time wearable translator. The makers of “ili” say that it will be this Summer. Watch their first commercial. Note this disclaimer: “UPDATE: In light of viewer…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:15pm -
  • Rare LAN Business Class Award Space Wide Open to Santiago, Patagonia, Buenos Aires
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). LAN Airlines is introducing a new nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile three times per week between October 16, 2016 and March 25, 2017, the South American summer. Normally LAN is extreme…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • Free Giveaway Friday: $51 Southwest Gift Card

    - 5 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 5:10pm -
  • American Airlines Finally Releasing Business Class on New Zealand Route
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). American Airlines starts flying between Los Angeles and Auckland daily on June 23, 2016 with a Dreamliner. The American Airlines Dreamliner has no First Class, but Business Class features flat beds in a 1-…
    - 5 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 3:24pm -
  • Tons of Japan Airlines First Class Award Space Open
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Japan Airlines has released incredible First Class award space from the United States to Tokyo and beyond that you can book for only 62,500 American Airlines miles. Between Chicago or New York and Tokyo, …
    - 6 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 2:34am -
  • 25% Off Awards to Europe, Israel, Morocco for Spring Travel
    ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE (click for more info). Flying Blue–the loyalty program of Air France/KLM, Air Europa, Kenya Airways, and TAROM Romanian–has released its newest Promo Awards that let you fly from select American cities to anywhere in Europe…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 4:08pm -

Frequent Flier

  • For One Uber Rival, It’s the End of the Road
    Long ago we conceived of the technology that gave rise to the rideshare movement. And nearly four years ago we invented what is now known as “ridesharing” with an app that connected riders with everyday drivers in their personal vehicle. ... Read…
    - 41 days ago Dec 31, 2015, 7:46pm -
  • Attention HHonors Members: Hilton Award-Price Changes
    Early last year, Hilton made a significant change to the way it communicates changes to the prices for award stays at its hotels: Instead of an annual announcement of all award-price changes for the coming year, Hilton would henceforth “be ... Read…
    - 41 days ago Dec 31, 2015, 6:24pm -
  • The Year’s 10 Biggest Travel Stories
    It’s been yet another eventful year for travel, with plenty of drama on multiple fronts. Based on well over 1 million pages viewed by readers, here are the year’s 10 most-read blog posts: 1. The Airline with the Best Award-Seat ... Read More
    - 42 days ago Dec 30, 2015, 10:40pm -
  • Oscar-Winning Actor Bashes Hoverboard Ban
    Just when you thought the hoverboard kerfuffle had played itself out, no less a media heavyweight than Russell Crowe has launched the issue back into the headlines. Apparently unaware of the wide-ranging ban on transporting hoverboards on commercial…
    - 42 days ago Dec 30, 2015, 6:22pm -
  • The World’s 10 Most Valuable Airline Brands
    If you asked me to list the world’s most valuable airline brands, I’d mention, in no particular order, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, JetBlue, Lufthansa, and two or three others. They’d be the select few airlines which, fairly or not, seem to .…
    - 43 days ago Dec 29, 2015, 7:57pm -
  • Twister Seats: Hope for Coach-Class Comfort?
    Review the recent literature on new airline-seating designs and you might conclude that all the design industry’s resources were being directed either toward ludicrously luxe lie-flat first-class beds (or suites), or, at the opposite end of the com…
    - 43 days ago Dec 29, 2015, 6:45pm -
  • New from Hilton: ‘Little Extras’
    Taking a page from the airlines’ revenue-optimization playbook, Hilton is offering travelers a little something extra, for a little more money. Customers who opt to pay extra for a Little Extras Upgrade at participating DoubleTree hotels will recei…
    - 44 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 7:26pm -
  • Win a 4-Night Trip for 4 to London (including Tea Tasting)
    Enter the Twinings Tea “Twinings of London” sweepstakes by January 31, 2016, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for four to London, including air, four nights’ hotel, and a tea tasting with Stephen Twining at The ... Read More
    - 44 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 4:39pm -
  • Farewell and Thanks: My Final Week at…
    A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far, far away, I launched a website. This website: It was 1997. I was managing loyalty marketing for a major international airline. The airline industry was in the midst of ... Read More
    - 44 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 4:28pm -
  • Weekly Recap: Best Airports, Silvercar Discounts, & 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…
    - 46 days ago Dec 26, 2015, 5:52pm -

Travel is Free

  • Everything You Need To Know About IHG PointBreaks
    PointBreaks is the best hotel promotion and it comes re […]The post Everything You Need To Know About IHG PointBreaks appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 15 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 12:28am -
  • IHG PointBreaks for Jan 25 – Apr 30, 2016
    The PointBreaks list is out, bookable Jan 25 for stays […]The post IHG PointBreaks for Jan 25 – Apr 30, 2016 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 17 days ago Jan 24, 2016, 11:17pm -
  • Breaking Down The Costs of Living In Luxury Hotels For All 2015
    Another calendar year traveling the world, and living i […]The post Breaking Down The Costs of Living In Luxury Hotels For All 2015 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 22 days ago Jan 19, 2016, 10:44pm -
  • Our 9 Favorite Hotels of 2015
    I started to combine my annual hotel expenses post with […]The post Our 9 Favorite Hotels of 2015 appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - 35 days ago Jan 6, 2016, 5:31pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

Nomadic Matt

  • 16 Delicious Places to Eat in NYC
    New York City is one of the best foodie cities in the world! You could eat at a different restaurant every meal, never repeat yourself, and would still need a few lifetimes to try them all! With three years as a resident under my belt, I've compiled…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • 43 Travel Questions and My (Attempted) Answers
    You asked and I answered! In this big Q&A post, I answer your burning questions - covering everything from visa questions, travel recommendations, and more. There's a lot of good stuff in here, consisting of the kind of information that doesn't warra…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • My (Non-Existent) Itinerary in South America (or How I’m Dealing With My Anxiety)
    Ever juggle too many projects? I'm trying to do eight things while traveling and it's been hard to maintain. In an effort to create more balance in my life, I'm making a change: no more timetables, no more deadlines. Change is coming and it is coming…
    - 9 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 2:22pm -
  • Visiting Isaan: Adventures Through Rural Thailand
    Thailand's Isaan region is one of the most under-visited parts of the country and travelers tend to pass through or skip it altogether. But Isaan will exceed all of your expectations if you let it and is a places where you can get off the trail and s…
    - 13 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • My (Current) Ultimate List of Travel Movies
    Sometimes wanderlust needs to be nurtured and the best way to do it is through film. The greatest movies are the ones that get you itching to pack a bag and head out into the world. This Ultimate List of Travel Movies will inspire you to get off the…
    - 15 days ago Jan 26, 2016, 1:41pm -
  • NOW OPEN: The Ultimate Travel Blogging Course
    My blogging course is now fully open to students! Become a successful travel blogger that will stand the test of time and sweep past your competition. If you ever wanted to know how I've grown my empire, how to build a business, and how to create a t…
    - 20 days ago Jan 21, 2016, 2:27pm -
  • Why this Family Took Their Teens on an Epic RTW Adventure
    The Schwarzes are a middle class family from Iowa that made travel a priority. With two kids in tow, they set out on a round-the-world trip. In this post, they explain how family travel is feasible and share their advice for other families out there!…
    - 23 days ago Jan 18, 2016, 3:15pm -
  • The Foolproof Guide to Staying in Shape While Traveling
    Steve Kamb, creator of Nerd Fitness and author of "Level Up Your Life" gives in-depth advice on how to stay fit while on the road. Included is a workout you can do anywhere, guidelines on how to party, and how to eat without going overboard. If you w…
    - 27 days ago Jan 14, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • The Secret Pool of Kuang Si Waterfall
    Kuang Si waterfall in Luang Prabang is a breathtaking waterfall you shouldn't miss. It was the most beautiful thing I saw during my entire visit to the country. It was gorgeous - almost fairylike. This is the story of my day there and how I came acro…
    - 30 days ago Jan 11, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • My 18 Current Favorite Restaurants in Europe
    After exploring Europe quite a bit last year and gorging on food, these are my new favorite 18 restaurants around the continent. They are definitely places you don't want to miss the next time you travel Europe. The post My 18 Current Favorite Resta…
    - 37 days ago Jan 4, 2016, 2:00pm -

The Hustle Blog

  • Last Few Days to Earn 10x Points at Amazon & More via Chase Freedom
    Just a reminder that if you’ve activated this offer from Chase, there are only a few more days to spend up to $1,500 at Amazon, Zappos, Audible & and get 10 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent. Since I do too much shopping at Amazon and I…
    - 44 days ago Dec 28, 2015, 6:30pm -
  • Citi ThankYou Premier – 60,000 ThankYou Points
    UPDATE 1:50 PM EST: Another link is still up! UPDATE 1:25 PM EST: Original link DEAD! Thank to US Credit Card Guide, the best offer we’ve ever seen for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card has been discovered! Using this link, you can earn the fo…
    - Aug 28, 2015, 2:45pm -
  • Amex Offer – Spend $300 on Airfare, Get $50 Back
    I just came across this offer while going through my wife’s American Express offers. She seems to get the better ones that I don’t get on either my EveryDay Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest Business card. Get a one-time $50 statement credit…
    - Jul 22, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Q3 Rotating Bonuses – Chase Freedom & Discover IT
    New quarter, new bonuses! These bonuses will run through September 30, 2015. Chase Freedom Activate here. Most gas stations have gift card racks so this should be an easy $1,500 to spend this quarter. Gas stations Kohl’s Discover IT Activate here.…
    - Jul 1, 2015, 5:20pm -
  • (Dead) Fare Alert: EWR-MEX $140 Round Trip
    UPDATE: Looks like it’s gone as of 12:21 AM EST. Damn, better luck next time folks! As I was randomly browsing flights tonight, I came across what seems like a very cheap fare to Mexico City from Newark. This has to be a mistake since it’s a full…
    - May 30, 2015, 4:00am -
  • Don’t Forget to Track Car Rental Reservations with AutoSlash
    Some people think car rentals can be a lengthy process. For me, I try to keep it as simple as possible. You have two options to use AutoSlash. Search for a car using their site Make your booking elsewhere & use AutoSlash to find better rates The pro…
    - Apr 1, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Last Chance at Chase Freedom Q1 Categories
    As we come up on the end of March, we also come to the end of the first quarter of 2015. With that comes the end of the Chase Freedom 5% bonus categories – grocery stores, movie theaters & Starbucks. Be sure to get all your Q1 spend in by March 31!…
    - Mar 30, 2015, 11:00am -
  • Probable Southwest Rapid Rewards Devaluation
    Last week, Southwest Airlines sent an email to its Rapid Rewards loyalty program members informing them of a future change in the program. Sadly, they weren’t very specific about the change but it reads as a devaluation. We created Rapid Rewards®…
    - Feb 17, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • British Airways Avios Devaluation
    The biggest news going around the travel blogosphere lately is one we’re sadly all too familiar with… devaluation. British Airways announced some pricey changes to their loyalty program that will take effect April 28, 2015. The last time they cha…
    - Jan 30, 2015, 12:00pm -
  • 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 -



  • newCitibank Shutting Some Down

    - 5 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 10:13am -
  • The Top 25 Credit Cards

    - 1 day ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:16am -
  • February AwardWallet Codes
    Here are this month’s free AwardWallet codes for you quick clickers.  Log into your account, click “Upgrade Using A Coupon,” and apply a code. This will upgrade your account for 6 months (even for existing users). Please only take 1 of thes…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:25am -
  • 2 More Chances For Romance
    Thanks to a few of you for sending these 1-800-Flowers deals after yesterday’s post… Get 1750 Southwest points when you spend 30 bucks. Or pick up the same number of JetBlue points using code TB1750. If you pay with an American Express card, ch…
    - 5 days ago Feb 5, 2016, 8:50am -
  • Miles For Romantics
    Turn on the Marvin Gaye, light some candles, and get those Valentine’s Day flowers ordered. Oh, and collect some miles from FTD while you’re at it… 35 Delta miles per dollar spent 30 from United (bonus 250 if you have their credit card) 30 fr…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 8:53am -
  • Surpass Bonus
    Hilton’s Surpass card from is back with a strong 85,000-point offer. As always, with American Express cards, make sure you read the terms if you’ve had the card before.
    - 7 days ago Feb 3, 2016, 9:00am -
  • Uber Free Ride For Existing Users
    You guys know I’m a sucker for Uber deals… Looks like people with a Visa card saved in their Uber account are getting this $20 ride credit offer. Open up your app and see if it pops up. In less profitable (but more cute) Uber news, the puppies ar…
    - 8 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 8:59am -
  • 2 Card Updates
    Thanks to reader Scott for sending both of these: 50,000 points for Citibank’s ThankYou Premier card is here. And I’ve heard this one more a few people lately – 80,000 points from IHG.
    - 9 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 9:08am -
  • 3,000 Miles For Hotel Bookings
    If you’re new to Rocketmiles or Kaligo, pick up 3,000 miles if you book a stay today. Have a great weekend, nerds!
    - 12 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 9:53am -
  • Money Order Questions
    For whatever reason, I got a bunch of emails yesterday about structuring and depositing money orders. Instead of responding to the questions individually, I thought I’d do it as a post. Here are my answers: First, I’m not a lawyer. If you d…
    - 13 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 9:41am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • New Sandy Spring Bank $25 Referral Bonus
    Sandy Spring Bank $25 Referral Bonus: If you live in Maryland or Virginia and you know someone who needs a new checking account, you should refer them to Sandy Spring Bank so you can receive a $25 Cash Bonus. As long as you have your own …
    - 59 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • Fort Worth Community Credit Union Care Checking Review: $125 Promotion
    For residents of Fort Worth, Texas, you can earn an opportunity to receive a $125 maximum bonus, when you open a Care (Free) Checking account with Fort Worth Community Credit Union. When you open a checking account, you will also receive No Monthl…
    - 59 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 10:36pm -
  • New Astoria Bank $50 Checking Bonus
    Astoria Bank $250 Bonus Offer: Those of you living in New York have the chance to earn a $50 Bonus after signing up for any checking account from Astoria Bank. When you open a new checking account, they will automatically deposit $50 after yo…
    - 59 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • Dell Free $200 eGift Card Bonus with Vizio 55″ HDTV Purchase
    Dell offers a Free $200 eGift Card Bonus when you purchase the 55″ Vizio D55u-D1 4K Smart 120Hz LED HDTV with free Wall Mount for $670.99, promotion ends December 14, 2015. Shipping is free for this item.  Don’t forget to sign up for Dell Adv…
    - 59 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 4:10pm -
  • Samsung Pay $200 Free Gift Code
    Samsung Pay offers $200 Free Gift Code when you activate the app on any eligible Galaxy smartphone, add a compatible card and submit a claim, promotion available through January 20, 2016. If you lease or purchase a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6…
    - 59 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 3:07pm -
  • Hot Deals – KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, RAVPower Compact Car Jump Starter
    Looking for the hottest deals on Laptops, T.Vs, Computers, Cell Phones, household appliances, and other electronic items? Today we have the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki, RAVPower Compa…
    - 59 days ago Dec 13, 2015, 2:02pm -
  • New Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Review: 50,000 Bonus Points
    If hotels stays become a norm and you find yourself favoring a particular brand, a hotel credit card may be advantageous and very rewarding. Carefully research your options because there are many to choose from. However, do consider the Marriott Re…
    - 60 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 11:14pm -
  • New Salem Five Bank $100 Checking Bonus
    Salem Five Bank $100 Bonus Offer: Anyone can earn a $100 Bonus after signing up for a Star, Gold Star, or eOne Checking/Savings combo account from Salem Five Bank. You can receive this bonus as long as you open an eligible account, follow the…
    - 60 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 11:00pm -
  • New Apple Bank $100 Checking Bonus
    Apple Bank $100 Bonus Offer: If you live in New York and you’re looking for a new checking account, you should sign up with Apple Bank so you can earn a $100 Bonus. When you open a new ExtraValue Checking or Grand Yield Now Checking accoun…
    - 60 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 9:00pm -
  • HomeStreet Bank Select Checking Review: $200 Promotion
    If you live in Hawaii, Oregon, or Washington, and you need a checking account with no monthly fees or minimum balance requirement, then open a SelectPlus or Select Checking account with HomeStreet Bank to have an opportunity to earn a $200 cash b…
    - 60 days ago Dec 12, 2015, 6:41pm -

Travel Codex

  • Life and the Pursuit of Happiness
    I’ve been absent from the blog for over a week, and while that doesn’t mean it’s been quiet — in fact, Tahsir and Amol wrote some very provocative content — I think the circumstances deserve some explanation. It goes to the heart of what mo…
    - 2 days ago Feb 8, 2016, 8:44pm -
  • I Was Detained By The Police For Manufactured Spending
    Disclaimer: I was at no time arrested. Anything you read on this post is indicative of a personal experience that occurred and should not be used as advice. This is a true story and it should be read as just a story.  Background As many of you know,…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 3:00pm -
  • Citi Makes ThankYou Rewards Easier to Understand
    Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program is one of my main credit card rewards programs, and also my longest tenured program – I’ve been a member for almost 8 years now.  In recent years, the value of ThankYou Points has actually increased. I used to v…
    - 8 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 12:05pm -
  • United to Launch Non-Stop Service to Singapore with Boeing Dreamliner
    Singapore is a major hub for international trade and finance. Singapore Airlines staked out a strong position in the city-state before the current era of Middle East carriers began increasing the competition, but every airline — Delta, Singapore,…
    - 12 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 9:58pm -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Delta Air Lines Upgrade Rules
    Today I’m wrapping up my series on upgrade policies for domestic carriers in the United States. I’ve had fun and learned a lot as I poke around through the fine print. It’s not that I didn’t know all the answers before, just as I’m sure al…
    - 12 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 8:04pm -
  • Watch the Boeing 737 MAX Make Its First Flight in Seattle
    Sometime in the next 15 to 45 minutes, Boeing will operate the first test flight of the 737 MAX here in the Pacific Northwest. The clock is counting down to 9:00 AM although weather could impact the actual departure time. You can follow along with…
    - 12 days ago Jan 29, 2016, 4:48pm -
  • Stay at SLS Las Vegas to Earn Bonus Points, a Free Night, or Uber Credit
    Starwood has been heavily promoting the SLS Las Vegas hotel since it announced a new partnership with the property late last year. This is partly because it’s one of a handful Tribute Portfolio hotels, a new brand that Starwood unveiled about th…
    - 13 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 11:42pm -
  • The Ultimate Guide to American Airlines Upgrade Rules

    - 13 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 2:30pm -
  • Are Ultimate Rewards Best Used for Buying Airfare Now?
    From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…   Recently I’ve been criticizing Chase Ultimate Rewards, writing about how they’re falling behind many of the other major bank programs such as Citi ThankYou and Amex Membership Rewards. I won’t rel…
    - 13 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 12:05pm -
  • Three Changes Coming to Alaska Airlines that Weren’t Announced on Monday
    Last night I enjoyed attending a party at the Museum of Flight for many of Alaska Airlines’ employees, business partners, and customers to celebrate the new brand unveiled on Monday afternoon. And this morning I passed through the airport on an ear…
    - 14 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 3:09pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

  • newNew St Regis Beach Bar
    On a recent trip to The St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico, we were happily surprised by the addition of a beach bar! While we were there over the holidays, we were able to sample what was a about a week or so new concept by the new beach/pool mana…
    - 25 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:28pm -
  • new$39 JetBlue Fare Sale!
    JetBlue is having a  sale with flights starting at $39 one way. This is for travel February 24 through May 18, 2016. While the terms state that the sale fares are for Tuesdays & Wednesdays, I see many routes where other dates are discounted as w…
    - 33 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:20pm -
  • newBanking Hack Allowed Unlimited ATM Withdrawals
    How ingenious banking malware hackers targeted ATMs turning common credit cards into limitless money makers.The post Banking Hack Allowed Unlimited ATM Withdrawals appeared first on Travel Blawg.
    - 36 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:17pm -
  • newWhat Are Reasonable Language Expectations When Abroad?
    I'm not someone who travels abroad and expects everyone to speak English. Quite the opposite -- I'm perfectly happy trying to get around with hand gestures and Google Translate.Along the same lines, I'm not someone who generally makes an effort to l…
    - 50 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:03pm -
  • newDo Not Apply For These 5 Credit Card Offers & Why
    There are a lot of great credit cards out there and offers to go with them. But these 5 credit card offers should not be on your list right now!The post Do Not Apply For These 5 Credit Card Offers & Why appeared first on Running with Miles.
    - 1 hour ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:53pm -
  • newDoes WiFi in The White House Suck?
    I don’t know about you but my WiFi at home can be pretty inconsistent. The connection can drop at times or just be extremely slow. I’d expect internet connections in government buildings to be reliable, especially in a place like the White House,…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:48pm -
  • newLoophole to Transfer Airline Tickets and Inside United’s Status Level You’ll Never Have
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Loophole to Transfer Airline Tickets and Inside United’s Status Level Yo…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:04pm -
  • newBritish Airways comes to… Stansted?
    British Airways it seems are coming to another London Airport – with Stansted to join the fold in the Summer of 2016. It seems sun, sea and sand are the name of the game with British Airways sending passengers from Stansted to Faro, Malaga, Palma a…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:03pm -
  • newRundown of British Airways Executive Club for Canadians
    The British Airways loyalty program called the Executive Club has some very strong ties to Canada. What I mean by this is that as a Canadian, you have a lot of different options to earn Executive Club Avios.The post Rundown of British Airways Execut…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • new~$300 fares to Costa Rica and Chile!
    If you're looking for cheap fares to Central and South America, there are some pretty amazing deals to Costa Rica and Chile. Hurry though - the fares must be booked by February 10th!
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:52pm -

Frequent Flyer Miles 101

  • The Best Ways to Earn Points from Uber
    Back in the early 2000’s, I used to joke that I was never going to pay for anything on the internet because everything seemed to be free. New companies were popping up every day and they had so much investor money that they were giving away product…
    - 2 days ago Feb 9, 2016, 1:21am -
  • Yet Another Reason Not to Buy Miles
    This I don’t understand. Airlines are constantly sending offers to sell you miles directly, allowing you to build your balance without having to take one of those bothersome fights. Mileage purchases are generally bad deals. Otherwise, airlines wou…
    - 4 days ago Feb 7, 2016, 2:46am -
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts and A Retirement
    For Your Sweetie… Normally, I find that flowers work very nicely for Valentine’s Day and there are always opportunities to earn extra miles, such as this promotion to get 30 miles per dollar spent at But why stop there? Take your sweetie…
    - 6 days ago Feb 4, 2016, 10:26pm -
  • American Gives Us More Info on Product Upgrades
    A year ago, American Airlines announced that it would be spending $2 billion on upgrades to the in-flight product. It seemed to confirm that statement on its most recent quarterly conference call that it would be spending $1.2 billion in 2016 on “n…
    - 8 days ago Feb 2, 2016, 10:26pm -
  • Citibank Checking Account Bonuses are Back, but…
    We’ve grown accustomed to earning miles from signing up for credit cards, but they come less frequently when signing up for a bank account. Citibank, however, is one of the few that always seems to have some sort of bonus for opening a bank account…
    - 9 days ago Feb 1, 2016, 10:15pm -
  • Intercontinental Devalues Points on the High End
    Well, it had to happen. Intercontinental Hotels raised the high end of its reward prices from 50,000 points to 60,000 points for the most expensive hotels. It did so on only 13 hotels, and they were in places that you would expect, such as Paris, San…
    - 10 days ago Jan 31, 2016, 8:06pm -
  • Airbnb Goes Themed and a Las Vegas Starwood Promotion
    Apparently, the Airbnb market has gotten pretty competitive. Over the long run, that should be good for customers, as competition will lower prices. To keep prices higher, some properties are going to interesting lengths to generate a premium. The Ne…
    - 12 days ago Jan 30, 2016, 1:09am -
  • Carlson Hotels is up for Sale
    Merger-mania is coming back to the hotel space, as Carlson Hotel Group, known for its Radisson brands, has put itself up for sale. Carlson, the former owner of TGI Fridays,* ran the eponymous “Club Carlson” rewards program. The program itself was…
    - 13 days ago Jan 28, 2016, 3:52am -
  • JetBlue to Upgrade…Cabin Interior
    While it already has the best entertainment for everyone and high-speed internet access with Fly-Fi, JetBlue is taking it up again, introducing several new or improved features to the 100 A320 aircraft. Features Wi-Fi will be available gate-to-gate,…
    - 15 days ago Jan 27, 2016, 1:32am -
  • Bad Advice from Andie MacDowell
    Okay, it’s been a rough weekend, so we’re keeping this one short. Bad Advice from Andie MacDowell Apparently, Andie MacDowell was not happy with AA after they moved her to coach with her dog when she had paid for first. Truthfully, reading throug…
    - 17 days ago Jan 25, 2016, 1:41am -

The Faraway Guide

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

milepoint (Forums)

  • newTeh Penalty Box
    I think it's time for a new Box thread that works. So, here goes.
    - 18 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:35pm -
  • newStay with one airline to start?
    I have a trip booked to Osaka Japan from Boston with United. I'm planning on getting a new credit card for the trip since it will be about 3 weeks and will be spending plenty to hit the sign up bonus. Should I get a united mileage card and build mor…
    - 31 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:22pm -
  • newBest Plan for Japan
    Hi-My job is requiring me to travel to Japan 4X per year. As I work for the government, I have to use the contract carrier from San Diego to Tokyo. The Government Contract carrier is AA, but I'll be on JAL's 787. We also will be staying at the Inter…
    - 36 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:17pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:19pm -
  • new(photo trivia) Guess the airport
    MP doesn't feel complete without it so here's a guessing game with some easy rules.In a nutshell one member posts a photo of an airport and everybody else has to guess the airport name/location.Obviously the photo shall not reveal too much informat…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:23pm -
  • newAlpha Levo IQ If you are suffering
    Alpha Levo IQ If you are suffering from depression, it is vital that you realize that you are not the only one suffering from this debilitating metal illness. This is important to remember because if you feel isolated, it will only worsen your depres…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 10:58am -
  • newShould the Rio Olympics be cancelled ?
    - 8 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 6:33am -
  • newWhat are the best new luxury hotels that opened this year
    any ideas?@uggboy looking forward to your opinions @kalb
    - 11 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 3:24am -
  • new[JMB Forum Diamond Premier Lounge] The JAL Forum Conversational Thread
    Everyone the JMB Forum Diamond Premier Lounge is open for business As a tradition of the JMB forum, people like going OT all the time and therefore we have this lounge thread. But since this is an upgrade of FT, our conversational thread has been u…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 3:03am -
  • newHow would it change your travel patterns, if you knew that you would not attain any AQD targets?
    Looking at my calendar for the next few months, I observe that, in my now-active retirement, I shall make almost as many air-journeys as I did last year, when I was not yet retired. Hmmm, who'd have thought it?Based on a very small data-set of AQM/A…
    - 14 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:08am -

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newPink Tags AND Orange Tags (or any of your favorite colors)
    As a frequent RJ traveller due to my very small home airport at the moment (LAN) a thought yesterday while standing on the freezing jet bridge in DTW, because DYKWIA!! :D Why not have 2 colored tags for plane side checked bags. Just like there's.…
    - 18 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:35pm -
  • newNew Online Check-in (OLCI) message: passport check
    Noticed we now have a clear message when passport checks are needed during the Online Check-in (OLCI) process on Image: This is on the boarding pass, and the there is also a...
    - 25 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:28pm -
  • newEY J - AMS-CPT via JNB for €1580
    As it says on the tin. Good price for almost the entire year, up till December. Check here (;f=AMS,ZYA;t=CPT;d=2016-11-17;r=2016-11-30;sc=b;a=EY) Book directly on Ethiad (Business Breaking Deals) Also...
    - 26 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:27pm -
  • newHow to convince flt attendants not to close overheads prematurely?
    flight attendants always close overheads when they were not full. They let people put coats and purses and small backpacks in overhead and then close the overhead. Flt attendants are often pretty dumb about this very simple point. They should remind.…
    - 43 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:10pm -
  • newCombining iad-syd to syd-cns in one award flight - is that possible?
    Hubby is making a dive trip and we have recently built up our AA miles to around 260k - (he is a gold million miler with quite a few cards already). Am wondering now is there some way I can combine an iad-syd then syd- cns into one award. When I..…
    - 47 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:06pm -
  • newLess than 48hrs to flight yet cannot checkin
    Flying KUL-DOH-AMS on Friday, first departure is in less than 48 hours time - trying to check-in (want row 1 on the A346) and the site is showing "Online check-in opens 48 hours before departure. Check-in for flights from the U.S. opens 24 hours...
    - 1 hour ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:42pm -
  • newCathay's The Arrival Lounge acessibility
    A quick accessibility question on a BA flight but Cathay metal: I'm flying Cathay's business class from Perth to Hong Kong (on a BA codeshare flight) and was wondering if I can access the lounge?
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:14pm -
  • newPlatepass - multiple states?
    Hi, Going to be hiring a hertz car out of MCO & LAX Both trips will be 2000+ miles and several states. I expect both with have multiple tolls in different states. I appreciate that on both I will pay around $25 for platepass and probably.…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:13pm -
  • newBest Deal for London Hotel?
    Disclaimer: I have searched for a "master" London hotel thread without success. If there is one, please point me in the right direction and I'll post my question there if it isn't already answered. Anyway, I am currently looking for a hotel in..…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:05pm -
  • newSAS now launches SAS Go Light on all European destinations
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:58pm -

Reddit r/churning

Dan's Deals

Johnny Jet

  • new10 Reasons to Visit the New and Improved Hilton Los Cabos
    It was an international weather event easily overlooked by US residents. But in September 2014, the cataclysmic Hurricane Odile gutted the California Baja Peninsula, killing at least 15 people and causing more than $1 billion in damages. Cabo San Luc…
    - 53 mins ago Feb 10, 2016, 2:00pm -
  • newTop 10 in Travel News: Week of February 10, 2016
    THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Want to bring a dog or cat on your next Amtrak ride? Now you can, on most routes Universal Studios adopts ‘demand pricing’ before its Harry Potter world opens The newest airport amenity? Movie theaters Delta F…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 1:00pm -
  • newTravel Contests: Week of February 10, 2016
    This week’s travel contests include: Win a $35,000 family vacation in Turks & Caicos (ENDS FEBRUARY 12) Win a trip to Nice, France to see a grand prix race (ENDS FEBRUARY 10) Win a four-night trip for two to Grenada (ENDS FEBRUARY 14) Win an all…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 10, 2016, 12:00pm -
  • newTravel Product of the Week: Slingbox M2
    Were you traveling out of the country this past Sunday and really wanting to watch the Super Bowl, but your hotel didn’t offer the channel and there was no nearby sports bar showing it? I know I’ve missed many playoff games of my favorite sports…
    - 17 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 9:43pm -
  • newTravel Video of the Week: National Parks Adventure
    Last week, I took my wife and dad to a special press screening of the upcoming National Parks Adventure 3D film at the California Science Center. National Parks Adventure, created by famed filmmakers MacGillivray Freeman Films, highlights over 30 o…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 9:05pm -
  • newTravel Website of the Week: The Bedbug Registry
    I think bed bugs are blown out of portion most of the time. I’ve stayed in thousands of hotels and I’ve never come across them except for once in a Hong Kong massage (foot) parlor. However, if you’re worried about them, check out The Bedbug Reg…
    - 18 hours ago Feb 9, 2016, 8:25pm -
  • newTravel App of the Week: SpotHero
    Have you ever wasted time looking for parking? Chances are that you have, and chances are the experience was frustrating. You may have even ended up paying more than you would have liked just to end the debacle. Free app SpotHero was designed to save…
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