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Frugal Travel Guy

  • newOutages Could Cost Delta $500 Million While Feds Demand Answers
      Bloomberg reports the airline could take a hit of $500 million for the network meltdown, while a U.S. Senator is demanding answers from the airline for how they handled the situation.   Delta Cancels 52 Flights, Delays 695 as Demands for Answers…
    - 13 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 11:41pm -
  • Two Asian Carriers Secure Orders for Boeing 777X, 787 Dreamliners
      Japan Airlines and Korean Air have confirmed orders with the Chicago-based manufacturing giant, between them ordering a combination of more than 60 777X and 787 Dreamliner airframes.   JAL Takes 20 Dreamliners, Korean Orders 50 Widebodies Both or…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 5:29pm -
  • Delta Meltdown After CrowdStrike Crash Enters Day Four
      While the airline says they are working day and night to come back, the latest data from FlightAware shows Delta has cancelled another 915 flights for Monday, July 22, 2024, while delaying over 1,600 more.   Airline Blames Crew Software for Exten…
    - 3 days ago Jul 22, 2024, 11:45pm -
  • American Airlines Potentially Avoids Flight Attendant Strike with Tentative Agreement
      The Association of Professional Flight Attendants announced they have reached a tentative agreement with the Fort Worth-based airline, which could end a negotiation period spanning years.   Agreement Still Need Reviews and Notes, Details Not Yet…
    - 6 days ago Jul 19, 2024, 10:22pm -
  • Crowdstrike Outage Forces Cancellation of Over 2,000 Flights
      CNN reports the outages affected everyone from airlines to hospitals and emergency response systems, leaving airlines to cancel flights and manually rebook flyers using hand-written boarding passes.   Over 2,500 Flights Cancelled, 8,300 Delayed A…
    - 6 days ago Jul 19, 2024, 8:45pm -
  • Guests Pay More for Hotels, but Satisfaction is Driven by Category
      The index gave top honors to several hotel brands, including Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott.   Despite Higher Price, Travelers Have Higher Satisfaction with Full-Service Hotels According to the study, travelers are paying more for hotels, with the a…
    - 8 days ago Jul 17, 2024, 11:03pm -
  • American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at Reagan National Airport
      The financial services company opened their latest lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.   New Lounge Features Three Centurion Chefs in Space Inspired by DC History The new space is located in Term…
    - 8 days ago Jul 17, 2024, 9:56pm -
  • Alaska Airlines Expands Flight Map Beyond West Coast
      The airline announced 18 new routes now available for sale on their website, including their first ever service to Vail, Colorado, and flights from the Midwest to Mexico.   New Service Includes Flights to Mexico, Vail, Reno, and Costa Rica The ne…
    - 14 days ago Jul 11, 2024, 6:12pm -
  • Delta Earns Nearly $2 Billion on American Express Cards Alone
      In the second quarter 2024 earnings call, held on July 11, 2024, Delta said the carrier earned $1.9 billion from their relationship with American Express   Earnings Part of Long-Term Goal to Earn $10 Billion From SkyMiles During the call, Delta p…
    - 14 days ago Jul 11, 2024, 5:54pm -
  • Delta Enters Strategic Agreement with Riyadh Air
      The Atlanta-based airline announced signing a strategic agreement with Riyadh Air, with both carriers being the exclusive partner in their respective countries.   Future Plans Include Interline, Codesharing, and Loyalty Reciprocity The deal was s…
    - 16 days ago Jul 9, 2024, 8:50pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newAmerican Reports Plummeting Profits, Bleak Outlook
    At the moment, we’re seeing airlines report their financial results for Q2 2024. Delta was the first to report its results, which weren’t great, as the airline saw profitability decline considerably, despite record revenue. United was next to rep…
    - 42 mins ago Jul 25, 2024, 12:20pm -
  • newSouthwest Airlines Redeye Flights Coming… Finally!
    It’s a big day for Southwest. Not only has the airline announced plans to introduce assigned and premium seating, but the airline is also adding redeye flights. This is long overdue.
    - 2 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 11:28am -
  • newSouthwest Airlines Adding Assigned & Premium Seating: End Of An Era
    For quite some time, there have been rumors of Southwest Airlines radically transforming its business model. Well, it’s finally happening, as Southwest has announced some major changes today, which are long overdue, if you ask me…
    - 2 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:54am -
  • newSouthwest Airlines Selling A-List Elite Status
    Airlines of course do everything they can to monetize their loyalty programs, since it’s the highest margin part of their business. Along those lines, Southwest Airlines has introduced a noteworthy promotion, though the value proposition is questio…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:17am -
  • newInterContinental Ambassador Price Increasing As Of October 2024
    InterContinental will soon be increasing the cost of its paid Ambassador program. As far as price increases go, this is hardly unreasonable…
    - 3 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 9:36am -
  • newDelta Improves Reimbursement For Stranded Travelers
    Since last Friday, Delta has been in full meltdown mode, as the airline has canceled over 5,000 flights. Fortunately operations are starting to stabilize, and by Thursday, the airline anticipates not having many cancelations.
    - 17 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 7:36pm -
  • newUnpacking The Airline Industry Overcapacity Narrative…
    If you’ve listened to airline executive speaks in recent weeks about financial results or their forecast for the industry, you’ve probably heard one theme more than any other — overcapacity (well, unless you’re listening to a Delta earnings c…
    - 18 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 6:34pm -
  • newWestJet Introducing Free Starlink Wi-Fi
    Canadian airline WestJet has just made an exciting announcement when it comes to inflight connectivity…
    - 21 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 3:49pm -
  • newCool: Avelo Airlines Adds Lakeland Base, With Eight Routes
    US ultra low cost carrier Avelo Airlines has just revealed its latest expansion, including creating a new base in Florida, which I’m particularly fascinated by.
    - 22 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 3:25pm -
  • newNew Alaska Lounge Opens In San Francisco (SFO)
    Alaska Airlines has today opened the newest lounge in its network, replacing a previous lounge at the same airport. Let’s go over the details…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 2:32pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newHow I pay for groceries now that Curve is dead
    In the post What’s in Greg’s Wallet? 2024 Edition, I explained that I have three Custom Cash cards which I use exclusively for grocery purchases. Since these cards earn 5x on the category you spend the most, but only up to $500 per billing cycle,…
    - 11 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 1:45am -
  • newPeacock TV increasing subscription price (affects Amex Platinum Digital Entertainment Credit)
    Peacock TV announced the other day that it’ll be increasing subscription fees for existing users next month. While the increase isn’t a huge amount on a monthly basis, it might mean that you’ll now be coming out of pocket for the service if you…
    - 15 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 9:45pm -
  • newVacations by Marriott Bonvoy promo: Earn 25k bonus points on 4+ night packages
    Vacations by Marriott Bonvoy is running a generous promotion at the moment which is awarding 25,000 bonus points on packages including a stay of four nights or more. While it’s not worth a mattress run, it will be worth checking out package prices…
    - 17 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 7:45pm -
  • newHilton Honors Complete Guide
    Hilton Honors is the loyalty program for Hilton hotels & resorts and their many brands worldwide. While Hilton has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the frequent traveler community over the past few years for eliminating its award chart, there are many ad…
    - 19 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 5:45pm -
  • newGrand Hotel Victoria Lake Como has wide open award availability
    Hilton’s recent incorporation of hundreds of new SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) properties got us excited. One of the most attractive options is Grand Hotel Victoria next to Lake Como in Italy which Nick visited a couple of times when SLH w…
    - 22 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 3:15pm -
  • newHy-Vee: Get $10 off when buying $150+ Visa & Mastercard gift cards
    A couple of times per year, Hy-Vee – a decently-sized grocery chain in the Midwest – runs a deal on Visa and Mastercard gift cards. In years gone by the deal was extremely lucrative, providing an opportunity for people to make almost $25 profit f…
    - 23 hours ago Jul 24, 2024, 1:45pm -
  • Saving big on a cruise by stacking an agent with discounted gift cards
    Over the past couple of years, I’ve written pretty extensively about casino status matching for “free” or deeply discounted cruises (See: How to get free cruises by gaming casino status matches). That has led me to cruise far more over the past…
    - 1 day ago Jul 24, 2024, 10:45am -
  • Earn double points on Virgin Atlantic flights to UK (book by 7/25 for flights through 12/31)
    Virgin Atlantic is currently running a promotion that’s awarding double points on flights to the UK through the end of the year, but you only have until July 25 to book your flight. The Deal Earn double points on flights to the UK with Virgin Atlan…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 7:45pm -
  • IRS planning on taking tax payments directly – hopefully great news
    George at Travel Blogger Buzz had an interesting scoop today, sharing the news that the IRS is hoping to start taking tax payments by credit and debit cards directly, rather than people having to use third party payment processors. His source was The…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 5:45pm -
  • Podcast: Rumored Amex Gold Card Changes: Good or Bad? | Coffee Break Ep19 | 7-23-24
    The Amex Gold Card is about to change. In this episode we’ll review the current details for this card, the changes we predict to see, and whether those changes are good or bad. Watch the full episode below, or listen on your favorite podcast platfo…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 4:25pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • What I learned attending the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (twice)
    I’ve been out of the country for a few weeks visiting the Czech Republic, building the trip around attending the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. This was my second time at KVIFF; we had such a great time attending just a few days of…
    - 10 days ago Jul 15, 2024, 9:12pm -
  • Quick hit: no, Freedom family product changes don't reset your quarterly bonus spend
    One of my favorite techniques is requesting product changes from Chase personal credit cards where I received a signup bonus to Freedom cards that earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar in their quarterly bonus categories, on up to $1,500 in spend…
    - 35 days ago Jun 20, 2024, 9:45pm -
  • Impressed by first MaxMyPoint hotel award alerts
    A few weeks ago I read a post comparing various hotel award alert tools that concluded MaxMyPoint was the only one that did the job (since the internet is no longer searchable I can no longer find that post; if you wrote it, let me know and I’ll li…
    - 48 days ago Jun 7, 2024, 9:14pm -
  • Quick hit: two more free options for manufacturing debit transactions
    I wrote recently about some tools I use to manufacture debit card transactions in order to trigger the highest rates on rewards checking accounts (often but not exclusively marketed under the “Kasasa” brand).Doctor of Credit then joined in the fu…
    - 48 days ago Jun 7, 2024, 7:25pm -
  • Venti reads my blog and makes some big, immediate improvements
    Back in February I wrote about Venti, a very-high-interest savings account with a gimmicky twist: the “interest” on your savings is credited to a separate “points” balance that can only be redeemed for travel through the Venti flight and hote…
    - 52 days ago Jun 3, 2024, 11:30pm -
  • How I'm thinking about money these days
    Personal finance and travel hacking in the United States are almost always linked through the intermediary of credit cards, which unlike in most civilized countries are allowed to charge lightly-regulated fees which they rebate to customers in the fo…
    - 69 days ago May 17, 2024, 8:16pm -
  • "How do we scale this?"
    One of my favorite questions travel hackers ask is “how do we scale this?” The implicit answer is, usually, “we don’t.” Contrary to what economists pretend to believe, the world is in fact chock-full of arbitrage opportunities. What is true…
    - 72 days ago May 14, 2024, 11:49pm -
  • Credit cards I'm eyeing for my first round of applications in years
    Longtime readers may know that I don’t chase signup bonuses in the way a lot of travel hackers do. This is not because I have anything against signup bonuses, it’s just not something I’ve found to be a good use of my own time and energy. I vast…
    - 98 days ago Apr 18, 2024, 6:45pm -
  • Quick hit: free HotelSlash membership
    AutoSlash is getting into the hotel game with a new search product, appropriately called HotelSlash. After poking around on it for half an hour I didn’t see anything special about it (like Venti and a thousand similar sites, it’s just a way to pa…
    - 99 days ago Apr 17, 2024, 8:35pm -
  • The Tesla Protocol, Boeing, and the regression to the minimum viable product
    One of the most striking stories I’ve heard about Tesla vehicles had nothing to do with exploding cars, drowning shipping magnates, or spontaneous highway shutdowns. It was a simple tweet from a Tesla enthusiast and Elon Musk fan praising the third…
    - 100 days ago Apr 16, 2024, 2:00pm -

Well Traveled Mile

  • World of Hyatt FAQ: All Your Questions Answered
    With some of the best elite status benefits across all hotel programs, the World of Hyatt loyalty program is incredibly valuable for travels looking to ... Read moreWorld of Hyatt FAQ: All Your Questions Answered
    - Jan 19, 2021, 8:36pm -
  • Your Guide to Maximizing Hilton Diamond Benefits
    As Hilton Honor's top-tier elite status, Diamond status is stacked with valuable perks for business and luxury travelers alike. This guide covers everything you need ... Read moreYour Guide to Maximizing Hilton Diamond Benefits
    - Jan 6, 2021, 11:50pm -
  • Your Guide to Maximizing Hilton Honors Gold Benefits
    With over 6,300 properties across 18 brands, the Hilton Honors program is one of the largest and most popular hotel loyalty programs. Gold status is ... Read moreYour Guide to Maximizing Hilton Honors Gold Benefits
    - Jan 6, 2021, 11:10pm -
  • New Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    We're excited to announce the launch of our new Card Maximizer tool. The idea of the tool is to help you quantitatively compare credit card offers. With ... Read moreNew Tool! Compare Credit Card Bonus Offers on a Graph
    - Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you ... Read moreSFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    - Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice ... Read moreAn In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    - Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all ... Read moreMarriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    - Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • Complete Guide to United MileagePlus [2021 Guide]
    While it's gone through many changes United's MileagePlus remains one of the most valuable airline loyalty programs. Among U.S. frequent flyer programs, United MileagePlus offers ... Read moreComplete Guide to United MileagePlus [2021 Guide]
    - Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money ... Read moreHow to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    - Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? ... Read moreCredit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    - Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -


  • A Deepdive Into Citi ThankYou Points
    The Citi ThankYou® Rewards program allows eligible bank or credit card customers to earn ThankYou Points—a flexible rewards currency—on purchases made with certain Citi credit cards. Although the Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membe…
    - 1 day ago Jul 24, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Best Practices for Searching Oneworld Availability
    If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to figure out the best ways to search for awards on Oneworld airlines, keep reading for some guidance and tips. We’ll address approaches to make searching easier and find good uses for your points and miles.…
    - 15 days ago Jul 10, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Anatomy of an Award: Trip to Merida and Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    All information about the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card has been collected independently by 10xTravel.I love planning and taking complex trips using points and miles to fly in international business class and stay at luxury hotels for a…
    - 22 days ago Jul 3, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Credit Cards with Rental Car Protection
    Car rental protection offered by rental companies can cost $15 to $30 a day—in 10 days, that could be as much as whopping $300. Alternatively, a credit card with rental insurance will offer the same coverage at no extra cost—and even if it does,…
    - 43 days ago Jun 12, 2024, 1:19pm -
  • U.S. Bank Altitude® Go Visa Signature® Card Review
    While U.S. Bank is often overlooked as a credit card issuer, there are some U.S. Bank cards out there that offer stellar rewards in specific bonus categories. In particular, the U.S. Bank Altitude® Go Visa Signature® Card is one of the best cards o…
    - 50 days ago Jun 5, 2024, 9:00am -
  • U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card Review
    There are two basic types of credit card rewards users: those who want to earn passively without giving much thought to spending categories and those who want to juggle several credit cards to get the best rewards rate whenever they spend money. If y…
    - 57 days ago May 29, 2024, 9:00am -
  • U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Credit Card Review
    The U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card, while a solid option for some, doesn’t have much to offer overall. Its only notable benefit is cell phone insurance worth up to $600 per claim. Still, let’s look at the different features of the U.S. Bank Vis…
    - 64 days ago May 22, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Annual Fee Credit Cards: When Are They Worth it?
    Paying a recurring annual fee to just be able to use your card sounds like a bad deal. Indeed, for many people, annual fee credit cards don’t even come into consideration.However, in many cases, annual fee credit cards can be of much greater value…
    - 71 days ago May 15, 2024, 9:00am -
  • U.S. Bank Business Leverage® Visa Signature® Card Review
    When it comes to choosing the right credit card for your small business, it’s important to choose a card that’s going to reward you in the categories that your business spends the most in. For instance, if gas station spending is your biggest bus…
    - 78 days ago May 8, 2024, 9:00am -
  • How to Avoid Paying Card Fees When Traveling Internationally
    The romance of travel can die quickly when you see your credit card statement. Few of us enjoy being charged to use our own money and when it comes to foreign transaction fees, it’s no different.What might feel like just a few extra dollars in fee…
    - 85 days ago May 1, 2024, 9:00am -

Frequent Flier

  • Southwest Employees Stage Vaccine Protest at Headquarters and in Court
      Both events happened on Monday, October 18, 2021, as the employees seek an alternative to either accepting the vaccine or potentially losing their jobs. Southwest Pilots Ask Court for Time, While Employees Stage Demonstration The demonstration at…
    - Oct 19, 2021, 6:44pm -
  • Flyer Makes Ill-Advised Stand on Airplane Using Microphone
      A Delta Air Lines passenger learned that the hard way when they attempted to “educate” the passengers about the COVID-19 pandemic during their flight. The moment on the Sunday, October 17, 2021 flight was caught on video thanks to a flyer post…
    - Oct 19, 2021, 6:16pm -
  • Singapore Airlines Plans World’s Shortest A380 Flight
      CNN reports Singapore Airlines will start flying some of their Airbus A380 aircraft between their home airport of Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Singapore Operates Hour-Long Flight For “Operational Reasons” Prior to…
    - Oct 19, 2021, 3:57am -
  • Southwest Denies Employees Subversive Actions to Blame for Network Meltdown
      In a message posted online, airline president and COO Mike Van de Ven outlined the problems that caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled.   “The Weekend Challenges Were Not a Result of Unusual Southwest Employee Activity” In his explanatio…
    - Oct 15, 2021, 3:09pm -
  • Arrivederci Alitalia, Ciao…ITA?
      Reuters reports the airline has flown its last flight, with government-owned airline Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) taking over the operations on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. New Airline, New Owners, Same Alitalia Colors (and Potential Problems) The moder…
    - Oct 15, 2021, 2:42pm -
  • Former 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Charged with Fraud
      U.S. attorneys for the Northern District of Texas announced the inditement of 49-year-old Mark A. Forkner on multiple counts of wire fraud and fraud involving aircraft parts in interstate commerce. Forkner: “I basically lied to the regulators (u…
    - Oct 15, 2021, 2:14pm -
  • American and JetBlue Roll Out Reciprocal Elite Benefits
      Both carriers announced which reciprocal rewards their most loyal flyers will get starting immediately. Reciprocal Benefits Include Priority Check-In, Security Screening and Boarding Between the two programs, the benefits are split equally for eli…
    - Oct 14, 2021, 3:12am -
  • Delta Climbs Back to Profitability, Reporting $216 Million Pre-Tax Income
      On the quarter ending September 30, 2021, the airline reported a pre-tax income of $216 million, excluding a $1.3 billion net benefit related to the second Payroll Support Program extension by Congress. SkyMiles Membership Continues to Grow, While…
    - Oct 13, 2021, 10:48pm -
  • What REALLY Caused Southwest’s Massive Weekend Meltdown?
      Immediately, rumors began spreading on the reasons why flights were grounded. While some blamed weather and a lack of staff at air traffic control centers, others claimed unionized pilots were attempting subversive action to protest COVID-19 vacci…
    - Oct 13, 2021, 8:48pm -
  • Marriott “Week of Wonders” Offers Bonuses for Booking Travel
      The hospitality giant launched their second annual “Week of Wonders,” offering limited-time bonuses for those who schedule a stay between October 7 and 14, 2021. “Wonders” Include Discounts, Points Bonuses and Experiences Similar to their…
    - Oct 8, 2021, 12:15am -

Travel is Free

  • Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles
    I was just looking at AA domestic flights and every route I’ve searched for so far has many days available for 5,000 AA miles. This goes as far as Oct 2020.The post Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.
    - Nov 20, 2019, 8:33pm -
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal…
    - Oct 24, 2019, 6:41pm -
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I firs…
    - Oct 22, 2019, 7:49pm -
  • Asia Miles Award Charts & Routing Rules
    Once again, I realized that there was no published Asia Miles partner award chart (which is different than the OneWorld Multi-Carrier Award Chart), and so I decided to make and quick publish the Asia Miles Partner Award Chart, alongside the Cathay an…
    - Oct 21, 2019, 7:06pm -

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • A Quick Guide to 7 Key Email Marketing Metrics to Watch
    Maximize your email efforts by tracking these metrics and making adjustments as needed.With the growing number of customer and client interactions online, building and nurturing an email list is extremely important. But — it’s only the beginn…
    - Nov 20, 2023, 9:41pm -
  • How to Choose an Email Newsletter Service
    Email was invented in 1971, and since then, it has completely changed how we communicate with people we know and those we may not know in person. With the introduction of social media in 1997 and the rapid rise and evolution of these channels, it w…
    - Oct 31, 2023, 1:11pm -
  • An Introduction to Forever Funnels
    Imagine sending emails to your list that offer value, increase engagement, and strengthen brand awareness at regular intervals without creating new content for each email — for an unlimited amount of time. Oh! And it’s all done automatically.…
    - Oct 30, 2023, 3:11pm -
  • 9 Signs It’s Time to Switch Email Services
    How to tell if you’ve outgrown your current provider.When it comes to email marketing, the time-tested age-old saying rings true:Your emails are only as good as the service provider sending them.*OK, this isn’t really a time-tested age-old…
    - Oct 27, 2023, 4:54pm -
  • Get Into the Spirit with Free Holiday GIFs and Images
    Have a little fun this holiday season with millions of free stock images and GIFs to add to your emails.Adding fun new images and GIFs is a simple and easy way to bring the holidays into your email marketing. And the best part is that you can qui…
    - Oct 5, 2023, 5:04pm -
  • Optimize Your Email Subject Lines with ChatGPT AI
    You know by now that email marketing is an incredibly powerful tool for staying connected and engaging with your audience, but the success of your email efforts hinges on one crucial detail: whether or not your subscribers are opening your emails.…
    - Oct 5, 2023, 1:22pm -
  • Beat the Algorithms by Turning your Online Audiences into Email Subscribers
    7 actions to take today to convert your audience and grow your email list.Social media and podcasts are incredible platforms for connecting with like-minded people and building a community. A downside of them both, however, is you’re at the whi…
    - Sep 21, 2023, 1:55pm -
  • Holiday Email Campaigns 101 with FeedBlitz
    The holiday season seems to creep up faster and faster as each year passes. And because of this, it’s never too soon to get a jump-start on planning, content creation, and revenue strategizing. This guide covers multiple topics related to all thi…
    - Aug 31, 2023, 5:02pm -
  • Is This Email About My FeedBlitz Account Genuine?
    Bad actors can try to try to steal your login credentials here at FeedBlitz by faking a “your account has been suspended” or similar scary sounding email, which takes you to a copy of our login screen. We’re also seeing some new spins on this,…
    - Aug 30, 2023, 8:52pm -
  • Introducing FeedBlitz Accel
    A new plan to help you define, refine, and maximize subscriber engagement and audience targeting for stellar results.Increase VisibilityThe data and capabilities to reach your subscribers when they’re most likely to open your emails.…
    - Jan 19, 2023, 3:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • What Playing Poker in Amsterdam Taught Me About Making Friends
    After I graduated from college, my friends and I got really into poker. Every Sunday night, we would meet at our buddy Joe’s apartment and play for a couple hundred bucks total. It was our weekly ritual. With the HBO show Entourage in the backgroun…
    - 3 days ago Jul 22, 2024, 1:00pm -
  • The 5 Best Hotels in Medellín
    Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia and a favorite among the digital nomad crowd. Nestled in the Aburrá Valley, the city has great weather year-round, earning it the nickname: “the City of Eternal Spring.” I spent a lot of time in M…
    - 7 days ago Jul 18, 2024, 12:00pm -
  • Traveling with Friends: How to Avoid Disaster
    A few years ago, one night over dinner with some friends with whom I shared a love of gourmet food, sushi, great cocktails, politics, and movies, we realized that in all the years we’d known each other, we had never taken a trip together. As we all…
    - 10 days ago Jul 15, 2024, 1:07pm -
  • The 7 Best Hotels in Berlin
    Berlin is a cool city. Multicultural and artsy, Germany’s capital city is home to artists and creatives from all over the world. A hub for freelancers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs, the city also boasts excellent museums, a boisterous nightlif…
    - 14 days ago Jul 11, 2024, 12:00pm -
  • Life Update: On the Road in 2024
    Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve written a real blog. Sure, there have been lots of how-to posts, itineraries, where-to-stay suggestions, and old-post updates to keep helping you travel on a budget. But it’s been over a year since I wr…
    - 17 days ago Jul 8, 2024, 12:07pm -
  • Where to Stay in Istanbul: The Best Neighborhoods for Your Visit
    Straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a bustling, sprawling metropolis of over 15 million people. Formerly known as Constantinople, the ancient center of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires was one of the most important in the world for centurie…
    - 21 days ago Jul 4, 2024, 6:57am -
  • Credit Card Portals vs Transferring Points: What You Need to Know
    Earning points and miles is the best way to fly more for less. It’s the way I’ve been able to stay on the road for so long — and I’ve seen what a difference it’s made for my readers too. I write a lot about the best credit cards to get depe…
    - 37 days ago Jun 18, 2024, 12:31pm -
  • The Best Walking Tours in Bordeaux
    Bordeaux is a wine-lover’s paradise and an incredibly beautiful city. I first went there in 2010 and have been a huge fan ever since. Its 18th-century core is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the whole city is brimming with upscale wine bars, grea…
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  • The 5 Best Hotels in Istanbul
    As the capital of several empires, Istanbul is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Stradling the boundary between Europe and Asia, this humming metropolis of over 15 million people boasts plenty to explore, from the bustling Grand Bazaar to…
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The Hustle Blog

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



  • July 2024
    Saturday Dear Diary: Haven’t written in a long time. But I’m back for a reason. And searching for the right words… Because what does a person say when the GREATEST WEEK OF THEIR LIFE finally arrives?! Here’s what I do know… The air smells c…
    - 24 days ago Jul 1, 2024, 7:00am -
  • June 2024
    Growth Spurt Why was the bus driver so unpleasant? Certainly wasn’t subtle. He just seemed to despise all of us kids. Especially me. Could see it in his glare through the giant rearview mirror. As if a pile of gouda cheese was right under his nose.…
    - 54 days ago Jun 1, 2024, 7:45am -
  • May 2024
    Transcend The average human rises. Stumbles down to fresh caffeine. To be armed for daily bullshit… One requires this machine. Big sips while rapid scrolling through a wild barrage of news. All injected in the bloodstream, Before both feet are plac…
    - 85 days ago May 1, 2024, 7:00am -
  • April 2024
    Stamp Collecting There was a wild story in the world of sports last week. (The wildness of the reaction is even more fascinating – and it’s what we’re here to examine) We’ll get to that shortly. Here’s the quick backstory for our non-sports…
    - Apr 1, 2024, 7:00am -
  • March 2024
    Aloha Spirit Many years have passed since this was a miles and points blog. The impacts on my life? Profound. Man, it was such a unique situation. MileNerd fell into a niche that didn’t exist at the time. The readers followed. So, along the way, I…
    - Mar 1, 2024, 10:33am -
  • February 2024
    Watering Plants It was a badass crew (of junior high school kids). The lineup included: Yours truly-A very regular attendee of after-school detention. If the principal’s office was Cheers, then I was Norm. You knew where to find me. Behind the thic…
    - Feb 1, 2024, 8:41am -
  • January 2024
    Wheels Up You start another travel year. A story yet untold. Still hungry for adventures… Those vacations feel like gold. “Keep grinding through the workweek” – it’s what you tell yourself inside. Daily cobwebs turn to boredom. Time to get…
    - Jan 1, 2024, 8:00am -
  • December 2023
    The Bonds We Make Somehow, we’ve already reached the last post of the year. How did this happen? Did someone click a fast-forward button? Is there a Karen available to write a strongly worded letter to time? Something like: Dear Time: So…uh, what…
    - Dec 1, 2023, 9:10am -
  • November 2023
    Lucy Land I agreed to watch my sister’s dog for the weekend. That feels worthy of writing a live diary. Thursday Could Lucy be the sweetest creature on this planet? Possibly. She is, essentially, a 9-pound ball of love. Bouncing around with turbo-p…
    - Nov 1, 2023, 7:00am -
  • October 2023
    Cardboard, Not Concrete I’m running very late. There’s a tight 15-minute window that I’m about to miss. A wedding? Graduation? Emergency surgery? Nope. I’m at the mall to pick up a new iPhone. (According to this email, I need to arrive precis…
    - Oct 1, 2023, 7:02am -

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Travel Codex

  • Review: Etihad B787-9 First Class, Abu Dhabi to Washington
    For my epic 120-hour round-the-world jaunt, I saved the biggest redemption for nearly the last. I originally booked the re-do in China Airlines Business Class to Frankfurt, followed by an Economy redemption to Dallas. But not long after booking, Etih…
    - 1 day ago Jul 24, 2024, 11:00am -
  • Review: JAL Business Class Chicago to Tokyo on the 777-300ER
    JAL Business Class in an Apex Suite makes for a comfortable flight across the Pacific.  My first time for both JAL business class as well as in an Apex Suite. a 2-3-2 cabin in business class on a 777 sounds bad, but the seat is very private, especia…
    - 9 days ago Jul 16, 2024, 12:58pm -
  • Review: Wilderness Hotel Inari, Inari, Finland
    A trip to Lapland to view the Northern Lights called for extra special accommodations. And that meant finding one of the “glass igloos” that the Nordics are famous for. After much online searching, I zeroed in on Wilderness Hotel Inari. Why this…
    - 10 days ago Jul 15, 2024, 11:00am -
  • Best Deals to Antarctica for 2024
    Since I started traveling to Antarctica regularly and writing about deals to Antarctica I am surprised by the number of people who want to visit Antarctica. Not only have I personally helped over 500 couples and families travel to Antarctica, every d…
    - 12 days ago Jul 13, 2024, 5:11pm -
  • Deal Alert: 70% off Swan Hellenic Cruises
    Swan Hellenic has quickly become one of my favorite expedition companies offering small ship expedition cruises to the most remote places in the world. Not being afraid to get off the beaten path and avoiding traditional ports. Now, for those who hav…
    - 14 days ago Jul 11, 2024, 1:30pm -
  • 5 Things I loved about Explora Cruises
    Explora Cruises offers a unique and luxurious way to explore the world’s most beautiful destinations. I have now been on Explora I twice in 2024 and I am a fanboy! The ship is huge and beautiful. Rooms are stunning and everything about an Explora J…
    - 21 days ago Jul 4, 2024, 3:25pm -
  • Deal Alert: 25% Off Lindblad Galapagos Cruises 
    Just last week Celebrity Cruises agreed to sell two ships to Lindblad Expeditions and rename both ships with the National Geographic branding. Now we know not only the new names of the two small ships which will join the Lindblad fleet and we are cel…
    - 30 days ago Jun 25, 2024, 1:00pm -
  • JAL Heralbony Business Class Amenity Kit Review
    Japan Airlines premium cabins are a very pleasant experience. On my flight Chicago to Tokyo, I received this Heralbony amenity kit.  Not a brand I was aware of beforehand, but the kits have a unique look. It is a bit unusual, in that there are no be…
    - 31 days ago Jun 24, 2024, 12:59pm -
  • Celebrity Transfers Galapagos Cruise Ships to Lindblad Expeditions
    Celebrity Cruises Galapagos expedition is shrinking their fleet and Lindblad Expedition is growing in a recently announced deal that will shake up who is the largest operator in the Galapagos islands.  The 48-guest Celebrity Xpedition and the 16-gue…
    - 33 days ago Jun 22, 2024, 5:22pm -
  • Review: EVA Air B777-300ER Business Class, San Francisco to Taipei
    After 3 1/2 years of anticipation, the time finally came to take this flight. I initially dreamed up the idea of a round-the-world trip centered around EVA Air B777-300ER Business Class back in 2019. Though initially scheduled on the longer overnight…
    - 35 days ago Jun 20, 2024, 11:00am -

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Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newHas secondary bag screening at T5 become easier?
    In the US, if your bag gets pulled for secondary screening, the process has always been fairly straightforward: the TSA agent can see on their screen was has caught their attention — a bottle of water, a liquid > 100 ml, a laptop not removed from..…
    - 30 mins ago Jul 25, 2024, 12:32pm -
  • newSeat selection Jal domestic business
    Hi folks, How do you change seats after booking? logging in to manage bookings just brings up an e ticket recript page No options whatsoever
    - 31 mins ago Jul 25, 2024, 12:31pm -
  • newIntermittent phone crash
    I subscribe to a number of topics on FT. Clicking on notification emails takes me to the correct topic/posts in Chrome, mobile view, on my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. I would estimate that around 2% of the times I do this, however, the page is...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:56am -
  • newDoes Puente Aereo Still Include the Vueling Metal Flights?
    Unfortunately the Iberia website seems to have removed any useful information about the schedules for the Puente Aereo... I'm thinking of burning some (extra) Avios on a Puente Aereo ticket instead of just booking a specific IB flight. This is...
    - 2 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:54am -
  • newrecommendation for eu261 claim company
    I have used airhelp and found them to do the bare minimal. Can someone recommend an alternative company for EU flights? For South America flights to the EU or within the continent I have had a great experience with voetranquilo.
    - 2 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:46am -
  • newE-voucher
    I was recently issued an e-voucher following a complaint over poor service in CE. Before I use it as part payment, I just wanted to check if anyone can confirm that Avios and TPs are issued as normal when the e-voucher is used?
    - 3 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:23am -
  • newSouthwest eliminating open seating
    I just had a pop up notification from the Wall Street Journal that Southwest is changing its system. Effective date is unknown. I know some will be upset, but I stopped flying the airline as normative behavior has decreased. I was tired of seat...
    - 3 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:11am -
  • newMissing TPs advice
    I am having a really frustrating time with BA CS (whats new...) and would love some help and guidance. I flew LON-LAS and back in June, cash ticket out in PE, back CW. I later upgraded the outbound to CW with Avios. I was only awarded 90 TPs...
    - 3 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 10:09am -
  • newCX-AF interline : separate PNR
    Hello, Apologies for starting a new thread as I have searched without success on a definitive answer or alternate location. Flying SYD-HKG in J then HKG-CDG in F. Was intending to stay a couple of nights in Paris before onwards travel...
    - 3 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 9:50am -
  • newMoved to another flight
    I had a F award ticket on QR1123 MCT-DOH next year. Got involuntarily moved to QR1125, which departs several hours later. I specifically booked the earlier flight to have more time in Al Safwa before the connecting flight. I no longer see QR1123 on..…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 9:19am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newQuestion Thread - July 25, 2024
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at ! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read the wiki b…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 9:01am -
  • newNews and Updates Thread - July 25, 2024
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes (if that link doesn’t work…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 9:00am -
  • newData Points Weekly - Week of July 25, 2024
    This is the Weekly Data Points Central thread ​ In this little hobby of ours, we constantly rely on sharing the experiences and data points by others to optimize our award earning process. From how often you can apply for a card or bank account, to…
    - 4 hours ago Jul 25, 2024, 9:00am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of July 24, 2024
    Welcome to the What Card Should I Get Weekly Thread, where we try to figure out what card you should get or critique your current plans or AOR if you're doing it that way). Everything is YMMV and these are all opinions. Agree or disagree with your vo…
    - 1 day ago Jul 24, 2024, 12:00pm -
  • Question Thread - July 24, 2024
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at ! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read the wiki b…
    - 1 day ago Jul 24, 2024, 9:00am -
  • News and Updates Thread - July 24, 2024
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes (if that link doesn’t work…
    - 1 day ago Jul 24, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Question Thread - July 23, 2024
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at ! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read the wiki b…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 9:01am -
  • News and Updates Thread - July 23, 2024
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes (if that link doesn’t work…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Bank Bonus Weekly Thread - Week of July 23, 2024
    This is the Weekly Bank Account Bonus Thread. Use it for anything related to bank accounts and bonuses, such as: ​ * Churning mechanisms (DD, etc) * Data points (did bank X bonus arrive) * Other bank account discussions/questions ​ ​ Before ask…
    - 2 days ago Jul 23, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Should we host an AMA with Plastiq?
    The mod team has been reached out to by representatives of Plastiq offering to hold an AMA since they were acquired last fall. This would not be the first AMA that somebody from Plastiq would have participated in with r/churning, but there were prett…
    - 3 days ago Jul 22, 2024, 4:27pm -

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