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The Points Guy

  • newHow to use and maximize Delta’s TakeOff 15 feature to save on award tickets
    In 2023, Delta Air Lines introduced an awesome new feature for many of its cobranded credit card holders: a 15% discount on all award flights, dubbed TakeOff 15. If you hold one of the participating cards, your SkyMiles are at least 15% more valuable…
    - 59 mins ago Jun 17, 2024, 9:30pm -
  • newHow to maximize LoungeBuddy statement credits with the Amex Green
    Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Airport lounge access can make a long connection or unexpected delay more comfortable. Many travel rewards cards provide lounge access as a card perk, often…
    - 1 hour ago Jun 17, 2024, 9:00pm -
  • newHilton plans a lifestyle hotel expansion in Iceland
    Hilton’s global expansion of its lifestyle hotel portfolio now includes Iceland. The hotel giant plans to open two of its lifestyle hotels in Iceland, one in Reykjavik and the other in the northern part of the country. More details are available ab…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:30pm -
  • newNew member promo: Earn 5,000 points for joining IHG One Rewards
    Originally reported by Frequent Flyer Bonuses, the IHG One Rewards program is offering a promotion to help new members earn free nights faster. If you’re not already a member, you can earn 5,000 bonus points by completing a single stay. Here are al…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:00pm -
  • newAustrian Airlines launches first-ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner with service to New York
    It’s a new era at Austrian Airlines. The flag carrier of Austria took off Monday with its first-ever flight aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route to its inaugural destination: New York City. The Vienna-based carrier recently took delivery of its…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 7:30pm -
  • newBig Lots credit card review: A store card to skip
    Big Lots credit card overview If you do a lot of shopping at Big Lots, the Big Lots credit card may be on your radar. But since it has a terrible rewards-earning structure and can only be used at Big Lots, you’re better off opening a card that earn…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 7:00pm -
  • newWalmart+ Week is upon us: Here’s how you can save with a free trial membership
    If you’re a Walmart+ member, you could save a ton of money this week across a whole host of discounted goods and boosted membership perks, courtesy of Walmart+ Week. Here’s everything you need to know and how you can start saving. What is Walmart…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 6:30pm -
  • newMarriott’s Luxury Collection opens its first hotel in Germany
    There’s another luxury player in Munich’s hotel scene — and Marriott Bonvoy members have a particular reason to celebrate. The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy, opened its first hotel in Germany this week: Koenigshof, a Luxury Collect…
    - 4 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 6:00pm -
  • newDeal alert: Fly from Boston, Miami and other US cities to Geneva from $313 round-trip
    Flights to Geneva are on sale right now from a number of U.S. cities. Geneva is a world-class city known for its luxurious industries like watchmaking, as well as its wine and cheese. Not to mention, it’s one of the capitals of the geopolitical wor…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 5:30pm -
  • new14 best Miami Beach hotels
    In 1915, a narrow strip of mangrove coast was transformed into Miami Beach, Florida. Since then, tourists have flocked to this subtropical barrier island in Biscayne Bay, lured by sun-soaked beaches, glitzy nightlife, melodic Latin rhythms and South…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 5:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • Frontier Offers One Year of Free Flights with “Family Summer Getaway”
      The airline’s latest sweepstakes, the “Family Summer Getaway,” is giving away over 400 round-trip flights, including the grand prize of a free year of travel aboard the ultra-low-cost-carrier.   Giveaway Includes Four Roundtrip Flights to F…
    - 4 days ago Jun 13, 2024, 4:10pm -
  • Flight Attendants Get Support for Strike from U.S. Senators
      In an open letter to the National Mediation Board, 22 senators are asking the members to “use all the tools at your disposal,” including releasing the parties from mediation to allow the AFPA to formally walk off the job.   Lawmakers Encourag…
    - 4 days ago Jun 13, 2024, 3:45pm -
  • Delta and American Express Offer Increased Welcome Offers for Summer Travel
      The companies announced an increase in limited-time welcome offers for cardmembers who are approved by July 17, 2024.   Bonuses Range Up to 110,000 Miles with Reserve Business Card According to an American Express survey, nearly four out of five…
    - 6 days ago Jun 11, 2024, 5:39pm -
  • Activist Investor Seeks Ouster of Longtime Southwest Leadership
      In an open letter, leaders from Elliott Investment Management are calling on the Southwest board of directors to upgrade the company’s leadership and ultimately go through a business review to determine how to better improve performance metrics.…
    - 6 days ago Jun 11, 2024, 4:08pm -
  • Decarbonization Remains an Aviation Priority, But Flyers Will Pay (Today)
      The International Air Transport Association outlined their progress towards net-zero emissions by 2050 at their 2024 Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Dubai.   “The Transition to Net Zero Will Require Customers to Pay”…
    - 11 days ago Jun 6, 2024, 11:33am -
  • Turbulence Isn’t a Bigger Problem, But Airlines Want More Data to Avoid It
      The International Air Transport Association (IATA) took on the topic and presented ways to reduce severe turbulence overall during the annual safety briefing during the 2024 Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit.   IATA Seeks 150…
    - 11 days ago Jun 6, 2024, 11:28am -
  • Oneworld at 25: Fiji Airways Becomes Full Member as Alliance Focuses on Innovation
      The alliance announced the promotion of Fiji Airways from Oneworld Connect partner to full member at the International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 3, 2024.   “Quality Prized More Than Quantity” for Oneworl…
    - 15 days ago Jun 3, 2024, 9:07am -
  • IATA: Aviation Legislation Actions May Cause More Harm to Travelers
      The commentary comes from the IATA Annual General Meeting, being held from Sunday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 4 in Dubai.   “Aviation Represents the Entire Continent” Speaking at a press briefing, IATA regional vice president Peter Cerda un…
    - 15 days ago Jun 3, 2024, 8:58am -
  • Air Canada Express Operator Moves to Lightweight Seats
      In a press release, Jazz Aviation announced they are switching to a lightweight seat provided by French-based Expliseat for 25 of their Dash 8-400 aircraft, with the goal of reducing fuel consumption and lowering emissions.   Titanium and Composi…
    - 18 days ago May 30, 2024, 11:46pm -
  • American Abandons Plans to Cut Mileage Earning Along With Chief Commerical Officer
      In comments at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, airline president Robert Isom announced the plan would not come to fruition, while also defending the “reset” within the executive suite.   Full Mileage Earning Reinstated Through C…
    - 18 days ago May 30, 2024, 11:22pm -

View From the Wing

One Mile at a Time

  • newCool: Hilton Hotel Opening In Northern Iceland
    While you’ll find a fair number of points hotels in Reykjavik and the surrounding area, there aren’t many points hotels in other parts of Iceland. That’s why I’m excited to see this latest development, as there’s a new property opening in 2…
    - 6 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 4:51pm -
  • newFAA Cracks Down On “Public Charter” Loophole, Bad News For JSX
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced plans to close a loophole that could mean that ”public charter” operators have to make major changes to their business model.
    - 7 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 3:31pm -
  • newTransfer Citi Points To Cathay Pacific With 15% Bonus
    We’ve just seen a new transfer bonus introduced for those looking to move Citi ThankYou points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles…
    - 8 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 2:44pm -
  • newDo You Ever Buy Duty Free Onboard Flights?
    An OMAAT reader asked me a question about inflight duty free purchases, and I figured it would be fun to address it here, and also to hear from others.
    - 8 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 2:19pm -
  • newWhat Amenities Make An Airport Lounge Good?
    I write a lot about airport lounges on the blog, ranging all the way from domestic lounges in the United States, to the best business class lounges, to the best first class lounges. When I rank the lounges I like most, some readers understandably hav…
    - 9 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 1:26pm -
  • newUnited Gateway Card Review: No Annual Fee & 30K Miles
    Chase and United offer a suite of co-branded credit cards. In this post, I wanted to take a look at the United Gateway Card, which is the no annual fee card that’s part of this portfolio. Airline credit cards are largely worth getting for the perk…
    - 10 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 12:31pm -
  • newFinnair Business Class Catering Fail
    While airplane food will rarely be of the same quality as what’s available on the ground, I think there’s a basic standard that most of us expect, especially in business class. Along those lines, this is pretty bad…
    - 12 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 10:49am -
  • newReview: Delta Sky Club Miami Airport (MIA)
    To kick off my round the world Allegris journey, I flew Delta’s Boeing 737 first class from Miami to Minneapolis. Prior to the flight, I was able to check out the Delta Sky Club Miami Airport (MIA). The timing of my visit was great, since Delta jus…
    - 12 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 10:03am -
  • IHG One Rewards 5,000-Point New Member Bonus
    Hotel loyalty programs occasionally offer bonuses to new members. While Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy have ongoing promotions for new members, IHG One Rewards doesn’t. That’s why it’s worth noting that IHG One Rewards has a limited time off…
    - 1 day ago Jun 16, 2024, 6:08pm -
  • Introduction: Around The World For Allegris
    Welcome to my next trip report series, covering the recent round the world review trip that I took. This was a super fun journey, as I not only tried one of the most anticipated new business class experiences out there, but also got to fly two new (f…
    - 1 day ago Jun 16, 2024, 4:08pm -

The Frequent Miler

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 60 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…
    - 61 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…
    - 62 days ago Apr 16, 2024, 2:00pm -
  • Robinhood Gold versus Bank of America Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors
    [To the reader: since I think a lot of people will be using affiliate links to sell this product, I’m not including any links, including my own referral links, in this post]Robinhood, the online brokerage founded and aggressively marketed back when…
    - 81 days ago Mar 28, 2024, 9:19pm -
  • How does Hilton price 5th-night-free awards?
    I manufacture a lot of Hilton Honors points with the American Express Surpass co-branded credit card, and I redeem almost as many. The Surpass earns a free night certificate that can be used worldwide after spending $15,000 per year and Diamond statu…
    - 82 days ago Mar 27, 2024, 7:59pm -

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 -

MileValue

  • 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,…
    - 5 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 48 days ago May 1, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Capital One Credit Card Throwdown: SavorOne Rewards for Students vs. Quicksilver Rewards for Students
    Capital One has made an effort to appeal to the younger generation with marketing efforts such as branded cafes where Capital One cardholders receive special discounts, as well as exclusive access to tickets to sporting events, concerts and other ent…
    - 55 days ago Apr 24, 2024, 9:00am -
  • CLEAR Plus, TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Nexus: The Complete Guide
    All information about the American Express Green Card has been collected independently by MileValue.For any frequent flyer, waiting in long security processing lines can start to get old.The post CLEAR Plus, TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Nexus: Th…
    - 62 days ago Apr 17, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Earn 40+ Free Nights at Hilton Hotels With Two Cards
    All information about the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card has been collected independently by MileValue.Hilton Honors is currently offering three co-branded personal credit cards, all of which are issued by American Express.The post Earn…
    - 69 days ago Apr 10, 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

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago Jun 14, 2024, 6:44am -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English Overseas

    - 7 days ago Jun 10, 2024, 12:54pm -
  • The 7 Best Hostels in Edinburgh
    Posted: 6/10/2024 | June 10th, 2024 Edinburgh is a historic city full of centuries-old architecture, cozy pubs, and world-class whisky. I’ve been there a bunch and always have a blast. It’s one of my favorite destinations in Europe. I’ve been g…
    - 7 days ago Jun 10, 2024, 12:47pm -
  • The 6 Best Hotels in Bogotá
    Posted: 6/4/24 | June 4th, 2024 Most travelers only spend a day or two in Bogotá. It’s not considered a highlight of Colombia and usually gets overlooked by most travelers. I think that’s a mistake. I actually loved my time in Bogotá. The city…
    - 14 days ago Jun 4, 2024, 9:10am -
  • The 7 Best Hotels in London
    Posted: 5/30/24 | May 30th, 2024 London is one of my favorite cities in the world. I’ve been visiting regularly since 2008 and never get tired of exploring the city. There are tons of amazing (and free) museums, a lively pub culture, and an incredi…
    - 18 days ago May 30, 2024, 1:18pm -
  • Freely Travel Insurance Review
    Posted 5/28/24 | May 28th, 2024 I never leave home without travel insurance. After over 15 years on the road, I’ve learned firsthand how important it is. Not only has it helped me deal with lost luggage, canceled flights, and medical emergencies, b…
    - 20 days ago May 28, 2024, 11:21am -
  • The Best Walking Tours in Bologna
    Posted: 5/28/24 | May 28th, 2024 Located in Northern Italy, Bologna is considered one of the food capitals of Italy. And given Italy’s culinary reputation, that must be saying something. Food is what draws most visitors here (it’s what drew me th…
    - 21 days ago May 28, 2024, 4:00am -
  • The 6 Best Hostels in Hanoi
    Posted: 5/25/24 | May 25th, 2024 Hanoi is Vietnam’s vibrant capital city. It’s also one of its main travel hubs (most visitors either start or end their trip here). While I didn’t love my first trip to Vietnam, the country is one of the most af…
    - 25 days ago May 23, 2024, 5:09pm -
  • 10 Scotland Road Trip Tips You Need to Know Before You Go
    Posted: 5/23/24 | May 23rd, 2024 Scotland is a rugged and beautiful country that’s perfect for exploring on a road trip. The craggy coasts, placid lochs, and rolling hills make it a dream to discover. There are countless historic castles, iconic di…
    - 25 days ago May 23, 2024, 4:55pm -
  • The 6 Best Hotels in Toronto
    Posted: 5/20/24 | May 20th, 2024 Toronto is a sprawling metropolis known for its diversity. Over half of the city’s residents were born outside of the country, making it one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There’s not just a Chinat…
    - 29 days ago May 20, 2024, 8:41am -

The Hustle Blog

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

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  • 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.…
    - 17 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 78 days ago 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 -
  • September 2023
    How To Be A Real Man We hear so much debate about what it means to be a man these days. Such a complex question. In extremely confusing times. So, let’s uncover the answers. I recently surveyed hundreds of women and feel proud to share such valuabl…
    - Sep 1, 2023, 7:05am -

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  • new13 Days Thanksgiving Antarctica Cruise: $7,499!
    Have you ever wanted to go to Antarctica? Ever thought about extending your Thanksgiving break into a longer vacation? Now you can go on an expedition ship to Antarctica with Atlas Ocean Voyages and save 30% off published pricing. I bring you a speci…
    - 5 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 5:41pm -
  • MSC Yacht Club Guests: Save 30% on Explora Cruises
    Explora Journeys, the newest luxury cruise line and member of MSC cruises, is offering a unique opportunity to MSC Yacht Club past guests. Previous sailors who have sailed with MSC in the Yacht Club, the small ship within a large ship concept, are in…
    - 4 days ago Jun 13, 2024, 6:45pm -
  • Review: Vietnam Airlines A321 Business Class
    From Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Airlines operates a small fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft to domestic and international destinations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Phu Quoc. These aircraft tend to be on the older side and they la…
    - 6 days ago Jun 11, 2024, 2:23pm -
  • Introducing Royal Caribbean Group Status Match
    The Royal Caribbean Group has introduced an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing the cruising experience for its loyal members. In an industry-first move, the company has launched a status matching program across its brands, including Royal Carib…
    - 10 days ago Jun 7, 2024, 3:41pm -
  • Review: Starlux Economy Class, Taipei to Los Angeles
    Starlux Airlines is Asia’s up-and-coming airline and Alaska Airlines’ newest Mileage Plan partner. From their hub in Taipei, Taiwan, you can earn and redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles on Starlux’s flights to many destinations across Asi…
    - 13 days ago Jun 4, 2024, 2:02pm -
  • Review: Finnair Lounge Helsinki (Schengen)
    I arrived back at Helsinki Airport around 4 pm, well before my 8 pm connection to Ivalo. Since I booked an Economy ticket separately from my Business Class award to Helsinki, I didn’t have lounge access. However, with the expectation of an extended…
    - 13 days ago Jun 4, 2024, 11:00am -
  • Review: Air France Lounge San Francisco
    Although EVA Airways belongs to Star Alliance, it departs from the International Terminal A gates, instead of the G gates. Unfortunately, that means the United Polaris Lounge is inaccessible, short of clearing security twice. EVA does provide a decen…
    - 14 days ago Jun 3, 2024, 11:00am -
  • Swan Hellenic West Africa Cruise Review: Angola to Ghana
    In a world where travel is often synonymous with hustle and bustle, there’s something truly magical about embarking on a journey that feels more like a voyage of discovery. Sailing the Atlantic Ocean on Swan Hellenic SH Vega along Africa West Coast…
    - 15 days ago Jun 2, 2024, 7:43pm -
  • Enjoying a Fall Day in Helsinki

    - 17 days ago May 31, 2024, 11:00am -
  • Introduction: Around the World in 120 Hours
    Trying something new to hopefully (maybe) encourage me to get caught up on trip reports. I’ve decided to kick off my most recent trip report and work on the old and new concurrently. This trip actually completed one I originally planned for spring…
    - 26 days ago May 22, 2024, 11:00am -

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  • newSeat selection on Transavia segments
    I made a booking with KL which includes a segment operated by Transavia. I can't select seats on KL's website because apparantely their systems are not connected to their own subsidiary, and I can't select seats on Transavia's website because the...
    - 36 mins ago Jun 17, 2024, 9:53pm -
  • newIberia newbie - How does seat purchasing work?
    The Iberia seat payment process has me perplexed. As a OneWorld (AA gold, million miler) the seat prices look pricey compared to AA seat prices? Also is 90 Euros for an exit row seat from DFW to MAD a good price? Lastly, if you buy a 30 Euro...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:57pm -
  • newBest deals for South East Asia
    Where can I find the best fares for South East Asia from East Coast in Canada or USA in business class? Out of Canada is so expensive. I am looking at a single flat bed service preferably Star A.
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:32pm -
  • newFlying into Milan in Sept - where to go after that?
    Have a trip planned taking wife and her parents (who are somewhat mobile - MIL had double knee replacement surgery, so she can get around, but lots of walking is unlikely). We are planning on staying in northern Italy but are unsure of east vs west..…
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:23pm -
  • newEU 261 compensation?
    We were flying from VCE to AUS on Monday Jun 3rd '24 all on a single Lufthansa ticket *Mon Jun 3 13:40 VCE LH 9457 14:45 Munich (MUC) - Air Dolomiti EN 8203 15:45 MUC LH 434 18:10 Chicago (ORD) 20:20 ORD LH 8680 23:07 Austin (AUS)* The Air...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:23pm -
  • newDoes QR ever release 3 business class Avios seats?
    My son, daughter in law and child are looking to get from UK to Australia next June/July, hopefully using Avios. They can find plenty of days with 2 seats available to many destinations but none at all with 3 seats. So does QR ever release >2...
    - 2 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 8:17pm -
  • newBooking with Points for a Family Member
    Hi All, I am booking someone's room with my points but I am being told we can not add the person who is staying at the hotel with their Bonvoy number which means there are two issues. (1) They can't see the reservation in their upcoming bookings. ..…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 7:49pm -
  • newSo tired of the Northeast cars heavy smoke smell
    I just complained to Avis because, over the last 3 years, 9 out of 9 Luxury cars I have rented through Avis, I have a constant issue, usually for rentals in the Northeast, for some reason, and vehicles that have plates from states far away, where my.…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 7:44pm -
  • newAUH Transit/Lounge Access Question
    Hi, I’m looking at a flight from LHR to BAH via AUH. Option 1 gives me a 1 hour 40 minute transit time in AUH and connects onwards with EY. Option 2 gives me 3.5 hours transit time, connects with Gulf Air with an EY flight number. Coupl…
    - 3 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 7:27pm -
  • newAccessing Flagship Lounges with a day pass
    Question for posters I don’t fly internationally but I do fly a lot domestically and always on a first class ticket. In the past, when I have had a long layover (like three hours), I’ve been able to purchase a day pass to a Flagship Lounge. I...
    - 3 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 7:25pm -

Reddit r/churning

  • newQuestion Thread - June 17, 2024
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 13 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 9:00am -
  • newNews and Updates Thread - June 17, 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…
    - 13 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 9:00am -
  • newWeekly Off Topic Thread - Week of June 17, 2024
    This is the Weekly Off-Topic thread ​ There's more to this hobby than just credit cards - it spreads out into travel aspirations, what luggage or wallet you're using, or what flavor kombucha your local WeWork is serving. Please use this thread to t…
    - 13 hours ago Jun 17, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Question Thread - June 16, 2024
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2024, 9:00am -
  • News and Updates Thread - June 16, 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 Jun 16, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Trip Report and Churning Success Story Weekly Thread - Week of June 16, 2024
    How'd your churning week go? Any super huge highs? Any thank yous you'd like to give /r/churning? ​ - Did you book an awesome Trip? - Are you excited to share your latest redemption? - Did you score some unexpected Miles/Points? ​ Trip Reports,…
    - 2 days ago Jun 16, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Reminder: NYC Meetup June 22nd from 1-4pm.
    Join us for the next Point Me to NY meetup on ** June 22nd from 1-4pm.** We had a very successful Birthday Bash thanks to Justin Vacula of the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. We beat the odds despite the rain and Mother's Day, even the bar owner was impr…
    - 2 days ago Jun 15, 2024, 12:22pm -
  • Question Thread - June 15, 2024
    Welcome to the Daily Question thread at r/churning! This is the thread to post questions about churning for miles/points/cash. Just because you have a question about credit cards does NOT mean it belongs here. If you’re brand new here, please read…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2024, 9:00am -
  • News and Updates Thread - June 15, 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…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2024, 9:00am -
  • Manufactured Spending Weekly Thread - Week of June 15, 2024
    Welcome to MS Weekly at /r/churning! ​ This is the open thread for discussion of all things MS. Methods, ideas, pain points, and everything else about MS is game. As always read the wiki. Be warned: Asking questions in here that show you haven't do…
    - 3 days ago Jun 15, 2024, 9:00am -

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