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The Points Guy

  • newChasing American Airlines elite status? Here are 14 ways to earn Loyalty Points
    This story has been updated with new information. In early March 2022, American Airlines switched from elite qualifying miles, dollars and segments to Loyalty Points, its new elite status qualifying metric. Nowadays, the number of Loyalty Points you…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 10:30pm -
  • newFly to Greece from multiple US cities for less than $700
    With historical landmarks and crystal-clear blue waters, Greece is the ideal destination for all kinds of travelers, from history buffs to beach bums. As the end of the year approaches, airlines are offering discounted fares to Europe, meaning you ca…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 9:56pm -
  • newLast-minute tips for locking in hotel elite status
    Having hotel elite status can make a significant impact on the quality of your vacation. While airline elite status is helpful when traveling to or from a destination, you’ll enjoy hotel elite status benefits for the duration of your trip. If you h…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 9:00pm -
  • newAmerican Airlines restores free 24-hour hold option
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. American Airlines confirmed to TPG that the carrier’s generous 24-hour hold policy is officially back in place. Some customers found the option unavailable while American ran a serie…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 7:45pm -
  • newHoliday airfare is rising: What to know if you haven’t booked yet
    This story has been updated with new information.  Airfares soared this holiday season — up dramatically from last year and even higher than pre-pandemic 2019. If you haven’t started looking at your flight options for Christmas or New Year’s y…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 7:00pm -
  • newSleep in a luxury vintage train car with a private pool at this new resort in Thailand
    All aboard, train and hotel lovers: Here’s your chance to sleep in a luxurious vintage train car without actually going anywhere, all thanks to an innovative hotel in Thailand. Located about 2 1/2 hours from Bangkok, the InterContinental Khao Yai R…
    - 19 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 6:00pm -
  • newPhiladelphia will be the next airport to get a Chase lounge
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information.  Credit card issuers compete on many fronts, but one area that has been heating up the most is airport lounges. TPG was the first to report last year that Chase would wade into the fr…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 5:30pm -
  • new5 unexpected places that sell cruises
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Bulk toilet paper, discount brand-name clothing and … a cruise? You might not have your next sailing top-of-mind while running errands, but you should know that the places where you…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 5:00pm -
  • newWhen does Southwest calculate Companion Pass points?
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. This is the time of year when many people start planning their next year’s elite-status strategy for their favorite airlines and hotel brands, including which benefits they can maxim…
    - 21 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 4:00pm -
  • newAmex Platinum and Amex Business Platinum shopping credits reset soon — why you should use them now
    Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Part of maximizing the credit cards you carry is taking full advantage of the travel credits and other statement credits they may offer. It’s not uncommon to think “I’ll use that…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 3:00pm -

Frugal Travel Guy

  • Singapore Airlines Takes Stake in Air India
      The airline announced their plans to work with Tata Sons to merge Vistara into Air India, creating a larger airline while strengthening the luxury carrier’s share into India.   Singapore Airlines Buys 25.1% Stake of Air India for $250 Million U…
    - 2 days ago Nov 30, 2022, 1:00am -
  • World of Hyatt and American Offer Holiday Status Challenges
      The partner programs are offering a special status challenge through the holiday season, offering elites of either brand a chance to double their rewards when they register by Wednesday, November 30, 2022.   Programs Offer Tier Options for Progra…
    - 2 days ago Nov 29, 2022, 3:59pm -
  • JetBlue Adds Paris to International Footprint
      The New York-based carrier announced they will begin service to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) out of their two trans-Atlantic hubs: New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston Logan Airport (BOS).   J…
    - 14 days ago Nov 17, 2022, 4:30pm -
  • United Reveals Landmark Investment in NEXT Biorefinery
      United Airlines Ventures (UAV) – which supports emerging and sustainable technologies within the aviation sector – revealed its strategic investment in NEXT Renewable Fuels on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.   A Flagship Refinery to Scale Up SAF…
    - 14 days ago Nov 17, 2022, 2:41pm -
  • DOT: Airlines Refund $600 Million, Pay $7.25 Million in Fines
      The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the refunds and fines on Monday, November 14, 2022, as part of a sweeping set of enforcement actions against multiple airlines.   Refunds Recovered from Five Foreign Airlines and Frontier   Since t…
    - 16 days ago Nov 15, 2022, 1:37pm -
  • United Adds Changes and “Enhancements” to MileagePlus Premier
      As seen on the FlyerTalk forums, United Airlines announced a raft of changes and new features to the MileagePlus Premier Program for 2023.   Reverting Back to 2020 Standards…with a 2023 Bonus Starting next year, the MileagePlus Premier program…
    - 16 days ago Nov 15, 2022, 12:42pm -
  • Hotels Prime for Busy Leisure and Business Holiday Season
      In the 2022 Holidays edition of the national Hotel Booking Index Survey, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) predicts 54% of leisure travelers will be booking a room in the next three months.   Leisure and Business Travel to Utilize H…
    - 21 days ago Nov 10, 2022, 2:17am -
  • United Airlines Opens Grab-and-Go Fly Club in Denver
    Much to the relief of its hungry, time-poor passengers, United Airlines announced on Monday that it opened a new club concept at Denver International Airport (DEN). Denver Grab-and-Go Lounge: Small in Size, Big on Convenience With a smaller physical…
    - 22 days ago Nov 9, 2022, 6:21pm -
  • FTC Looks at Taking on “Resort Fees” in New Rule
      Published in the Federal Register, the FTC is soliciting public comments on a new proposed rule addressing unfair or deceptive fees.   Junk Fee Rule to Address “Unfair or Deceptive Fees” Added to Purchases The new proposed rule comes after th…
    - 23 days ago Nov 9, 2022, 12:00am -
  • First Star Alliance Credit Card to Launch in Australia
      Found on the FlyerTalk Forums, the card is now being advertised to the market through alliance partner Singapore Airlines.   New Card Features Transferrable Points, Star Alliance Gold Membership and Lounge Access Hints of the card reveal were fir…
    - 23 days ago Nov 8, 2022, 10:34pm -

View From the Wing

  • newReview: Hawaiian Airlines First Class, Austin – Honolulu
    My wife, daughter and I flew to Honolulu in November to meet up with family. It's a convenient halfway point between our home in the U.S. and Australia. And Hawaiian Airlines operates a three-times weekly non-stop Austin - Honolulu.I was able to b…
    - 15 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 10:04pm -
  • newLufthansa Pay Out Millions For Refusing To Transport Jews [Roundup]
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading Lufthansa Pay Out Millions For Refusing To Transport Jews [Roundup]...
    - 17 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 7:34pm -
  • newDelta Drops The Hammer On Sky Club Access In Four Ways
    Delta's Sky Clubs are nicer than competitor products, with more and better food. But they're also busy. There are frequently (long) lines to get in, and once inside they're crowded - hardly a respite from the terminal. Delta has a problem, driven in…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 4:58pm -
  • new[Update, Higher Interest] Bask Bank High Interest Savings Account Now Open To Everyone
    Bask Bank is known for its Mileage Savings Account which awards American AAdvantage miles rather than interest – the math on this works out especially well in a low-interest rate environment.They’ve now launched a new Bask Interest Savings Accou…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 3:10pm -
  • newLow Cost Carrier Avelo Launches Deal To Promote Capital One Venture Cards
    In order to be an attractive co-brand partner you need a large base of customers who are loyal to your brand. And ideally you have a currency and benefits those customers are willing to accelerate with their spend. There's just not a huge opportuni…
    - 22 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 3:04pm -
  • newEtihad Ready To Bring Back Airbus A380s – With The Residence And First Apartment!!
    Etihad Airways parked its 10 Airbus A380s during the pandemic, and its CEO said they'd likely never fly again. That's sad because their best passenger experience was on this aircraft. Indeed, many airlines had their best seats and amenities on the w…
    - 24 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 1:04pm -
  • American Airlines Eliminating AAirpass Program
    American Airlines is phasing out the AAirpass program, which allowed customers to prepay for travel at flat rates and receive extra benefits – like no changes or cancel fees; premium seating; Admirals Club access; and even ConciergeKey status with…
    - 1 day ago Nov 30, 2022, 12:04pm -
  • American Airlines Brings Back 24 Hour Reservation Holds
    In September American Airlines removed the option to put a flight on a 24 hour hold, rather than purchasing it right away. Competitors haven't had this option for years. It's one of the things that set American Airlines apart and made them easier to…
    - 1 day ago Nov 30, 2022, 3:12am -
  • Hertz Rented Cars To President Biden’s Secret Service – That Burst Into Flames
    At approximately 5:22 a.m. on Tuesday, Hertz-owned vehicles that had been rented by President Biden’s Secret Service burst into flames in a lot at the Nantucket airport after they were returned.A Ford Expedition had reportedly been under a battery…
    - 2 days ago Nov 29, 2022, 10:04pm -
  • American Airlines Passenger Emerges From Lavatory, Climbs Through Aisle [Roundup]
    A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.Continue reading American Airlines Passenger Emerges From Lavatory, Climbs Through Aisle [R…
    - 2 days ago Nov 29, 2022, 7:34pm -

One Mile at a Time

  • newNow Flying: Delta’s Used, Inferior Boeing 737-900ERs
    Delta Air Lines has long been laser focused on consistency, though as reported by Airline Weekly, the latest Boeing 737s added to the Atlanta-based carrier’s fleet offer an unfamiliar and subpar experience.
    - 1 hour ago Dec 1, 2022, 12:01pm -
  • newBuy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With 100% Bonus
    It can be a great deal to strategically buy miles & points for luxury travel. Along those lines, the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program has just launched a promotion on purchased miles, which is in line with the offers we typically see from the progr…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 11:33am -
  • newHawaiian Airlines Adding Flights To Cook Islands
    While Hawaiian Airlines has extensive service throughout the South Pacific, the airline will be launching a new route in 2023 that I find to be quite intriguing…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:54am -
  • newAir France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Rewards December 2022
    The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program has just published a new Promo Rewards list for December 2022, offering discounts for 12 different award options. There are several markets in North America on the list, including some business class options, wh…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:15am -
  • newAmerican Airlines Restores 24-Hour Ticket Holds
    American Airlines has historically been the only major US airline to allow complimentary ticket holds. In mid-September, the airline ran a trial whereby it eliminated that option for some customers. The good news is that this trial has ended, so all…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 9:06pm -
  • newAlaska Airlines Rolling Out Electronic Bag Tags
    Alaska Airlines has formally started rolling out electronic bag tags, intended to make the process of checking a bag easier. While I think this is a cool(ish) concept, trying to make customers pay for it seems like a major hurdle to this being adapte…
    - 17 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 7:46pm -
  • newNew American & British Airways JFK Terminal 8 Lounges
    New York’s JFK Airport is undergoing a major redevelopment, and that includes American Airlines’ Terminal 8. British Airways is in the process of moving to JFK Terminal 8, and as part of this we’re seeing the introduction of some new lounges.
    - 19 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 6:24pm -
  • newChase Sapphire Lounges Coming To 9 Airports
    In June 2021 we learned how Chase will be getting into the airport lounge game, which was previously dominated by American Express with its Centurion Lounges (and for that matter, Capital One is also getting into the airport lounge business).
    - 19 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 5:57pm -
  • newSWISS Debuting New First & Business Class In 2025
    I think this is more or less what we were expecting, but it’s good to get it confirmed anyway.
    - 21 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 3:48pm -
  • newWow: Major Delta Sky Club Access Changes As Of 2023
    Delta Air Lines has been having major issues with airport lounge crowding, to the point that there are regularly long lines outside of Sky Clubs. The situation has gotten so bad that Delta has introduced priority entry lanes, so that the airline can…
    - 23 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 2:23pm -

The Frequent Miler

  • newMarriott Bonvoys elite member soft landing policy
    Many rewards programs have, or have had, “soft landing” policies for their elite members. This allows elite members who have not met the criteria for their current elite status to still retain a lower elite status for the following year, regardle…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 12:45am -
  • newPlastiq Guide: Pay Bills via Credit Card
    Plastiq is an online bill payment service that lets you pay almost all of your bills by credit card. This can be a great way to reach spend targets for new credit card signup bonuses. Unlike a few similar services, Plastiq is not limited to billers i…
    - 14 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 10:45pm -
  • newMeijer: Buy $150+ Mastercard Gift Card & Get $10 Instant Discount
    Earlier this month, Meijer offered a $10 discount when buying $150+ worth of Visa gift cards. They’re back with a similar offer this week, only this time it’s valid on Mastercard gift cards. The Deal Buy $150+ Mastercard gift cards at Meijer and…
    - 16 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 8:45pm -
  • newRakuten: 4K / $40 referral bonus for both sides is back (ends 12/1)
    Update 11/30 – This terrific referral offer from Rakuten ends tomorrow. Get those player 2’s, friends and family on board! If you know someone who does not yet use shopping portal Rakuten, both you and they can receive $40 each (or 4,000 Membersh…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 7:10pm -
  • newAmex Business Checking: Bonus doubles to 60,000 Membership Rewards on 12/1
    Update 11/30/22 – We’ve just found out that tomorrow, 12/1/22, the bonus for opening a new American Express Business Checking account and completing the qualifying activities will double to 60,000 MR. Update 10/31/22 – With the all of the newl…
    - 18 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 6:45pm -
  • new25% off all fees on Simon Visa Gift Cards online w/ promo code DEC22SAVE25
    Save 25% off all fees when ordering Visa and Mastercard Simon gift cards online. Use promo code DEC22SAVE25 when ordering at simon.com/volume. Note that many have experienced difficulty in liquidation in the last year or two, so this is a less attra…
    - 20 hours ago Nov 30, 2022, 4:45pm -
  • SeatSpy: A tool for finding non-stop awards. Why is that useful?
    SeatSpy is a tool for finding awards on select airlines.  The tool is quick and displays a full year of results all at once.  Plus, if you don’t find what you want, you can setup an alert.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that it only…
    - 1 day ago Nov 30, 2022, 11:50am -
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax: Buy $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards & Save $15
    Office Depot and OfficeMax stores have returned with a profitable gift card deal this week on Mastercard gift cards. The Deal Buy $300+ Mastercard gift cards at Office Depot/OfficeMax & get $15 off instantly. Key Terms Valid November 27-December 3, 2…
    - 1 day ago Nov 30, 2022, 4:00am -
  • Best Western Promo: Earn 10,000 Bonus Points Per Stay Through 2/5/23 (Book By 12/4/23)
    IHG and Wyndham aren’t the only hotel loyalty programs launching new promotions on paid stays in the last day or two. Best Western has joined them with an offer giving a generous 10,000 bonus points per stay. The Deal Earn 10,000 bonus points on al…
    - 2 days ago Nov 29, 2022, 4:45pm -
  • Wyndham Promo: Cardholders Earn 5x On All Stays Through 2/28/23 (Book By 12/9/22)
    Wyndham Rewards has launched a new promotion offering 5x points on all stays through the end of February 2023, but there’s a catch – you have to be a credit cardholder to earn the bonus points. The Deal Earn 5x points on all stays with Wyndham Re…
    - 2 days ago Nov 29, 2022, 2:45pm -

The Flight Deal

The Free-quent Flyer

  • How gameable are foreign currency refunds?
    A funny thing happened during my August trip to the UK: I had an unusual number of foreign currency refunds. The refunds were unrelated: first I ordered a (surprisingly cheap!) £14 taxi from a train station to our first destination in the Lakes Dist…
    - 29 days ago Nov 2, 2022, 3:43pm -
  • Cross-post: My So-Called Gig Economy
    [Dear readers: this is the first and only post from my new blog about the app-based delivery economy you’ll find here on the main Free-quent Flyer Blog feed. You can read or subscribe to that blog at its own home, My So-Called Gig Economy.]I recent…
    - 86 days ago Sep 6, 2022, 7:04pm -
  • My short, boring COVID-19 infection, treatment, and recovery
    Since the beginning of the pandemic, my family has taken the novel coronavirus just about as seriously as anybody we know. In one way this was made easy since the United States imposed virtually no restrictions during the entire course of the plague,…
    - 87 days ago Sep 5, 2022, 9:23pm -
  • Interest rates are starting to get more interesting
    One of my favorite resources is DepositAccounts, which performs the simple, essential function of aggregating interest rates across a vast array of savings products. As you’d expect, the site is financed by ads and affiliate links, but in my experi…
    - 90 days ago Sep 2, 2022, 3:08am -
  • Leaving money on the table: you can use Railcards for Heathrow Express, too
    I was playing around doing some research for my recent posts on my trip to the United Kingdom and made a discovery that left me equally pleased (that I get to share it with you) and frustrated (that I didn’t realize it at the time): you can and sho…
    - 97 days ago Aug 26, 2022, 4:49pm -
  • When should you optimize for spontaneous, planned, or predictable expenses?
    I like to generalize travel hackers into three broad categories, although none describes any individual perfectly.Roughly speaking, I think of opportunistic travel hackers as people who keep an eye on signup, referral, and manufactured spending oppor…
    - 100 days ago Aug 23, 2022, 7:57pm -
  • Don't sleep on Hilton's (extremely) variable award pricing
    For some time now Hilton has employed variable award pricing to maintain a rough value of 0.5 cents per Honors point. That isn’t set in stone, and it’s not uncommon to see values as low as 0.4 or as high as 0.6 cents per point, but it’s clearly…
    - Aug 13, 2022, 1:32pm -
  • Deconstructing a point-to-point hiking tour
    [update 8/13/2022: I heard back from the luggage transfer service I mention below and they quoted me a total of £60, substantially less than I guessed from their website]A popular way to explore the United Kingdom among outdoor enthusiasts and lunat…
    - Aug 12, 2022, 3:57pm -
  • Beginner's guide to UK passenger rail
    [Note to the reader: in this post I’m using specific examples of specific cities in the UK, but I am not bothering to give any information about them because it’s irrelevant to the post. If you want to know where Saxmundham is, Google is just a k…
    - Aug 11, 2022, 3:24pm -
  • Background and review of my week living an all-scooter lifestyle

    - Jul 18, 2022, 4:38pm -

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 earn free nights and enjoy extra perks during their stay. This FAQ guide will cover some of the mo…
    - 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 to know about getting the most from your Hilton Diamond benefits. As a Diamond statu…
    - 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 the mid-tier of the program and a fairly easy goal to reach with great rewards. It also offers some o…
    - 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 this, you will get a quick overview of how the offers stack up. Feel free to check out the tool…
    - Mar 26, 2020, 10:18pm -
  • SFO United Polaris Lounge Review
    The new United Polaris lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is one of the world’s largest lounges. On 28,120 square feet (2,612 square meters) you will find not just an a la carte restaurant, a buffet and a bar, but also quiet rooms, enough worksp…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 5:25am -
  • An In-Depth Guide to All 29 Marriott Hotel Brands
    Now that Marriott has merged with SPG and Ritz-Carlton, there are 32 Marriott hotel brands across the world representing more than 6,700 properties. You'll notice that the Marriott portfolio is geared more toward upscale and luxury properties than bu…
    - Mar 5, 2020, 3:44am -
  • Marriott Bonvoy FAQ: All Your Questions Answered in One Place
    Have questions about getting started, earning or redeeming Marriott points? This comprehensive Marriott Bonvoy FAQ goes over everything you should know with answers to all of your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to drop them in the…
    - Mar 4, 2020, 8:19pm -
  • 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 the most ways to earn and use airline miles. It also offers perks you d…
    - Mar 3, 2020, 8:15pm -
  • How to Get Hilton Gold Status (and Why You Want It)
    Having Gold status with Hilton Honors means you'll get extra perks when you stay at Hilton hotels and resorts. This can amount to savings money on stays, earning more points and more free perks and amenities when you stay at Hilton properties. Plus,…
    - Mar 2, 2020, 11:25pm -
  • Credit Card Referral Bonus Programs - Refer a Friend to Earn Extra Points
    Want to earn thousands of bonus points or hundreds in cash back just by referring your friends and family to a credit card they'll love? Most major card issuers have a credit card referral bonus program that lets you refer-a-friend to a credit card a…
    - Feb 21, 2020, 5:03am -

MileValue

  • Downgrading Citi AA Cards into Citi Double Cash Cards
    If you’re currently a holder of the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® or the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard, you might want to reassess whether the annual fee you’re paying is worth the benefit…
    - 15 days ago Nov 16, 2022, 3:04pm -
  • When Should You Buy Points?
    Many airline and hotel loyalty programs allow you to purchase their points or miles currency. As a member of that particular loyalty program, you can go online and buy points or miles with a few clicks. Many of these programs even have high purchase…
    - 22 days ago Nov 9, 2022, 3:26pm -
  • Southwest Companion Pass®: What You Need To Know For 2023
    Spooky season has passed, and Companion Pass season is heating up!Getting the Southwest Companion Pass is all about the timing. You don’t want to be too early or too late in order to get the best value you can.Let’s take a deep dive and cover e…
    - 29 days ago Nov 2, 2022, 2:00pm -
  • Where Delta SkyMiles Really Shine
    While some have criticized the Delta SkyMiles program for its less-than-great mileage options, they do offer some inexpensive domestic award flights that make using this program worthwhile. On top of that, Delta is a member of SkyTeam Alliance, meani…
    - 36 days ago Oct 26, 2022, 1:47pm -
  • Chase Sapphire Reserve Welcome Bonus Increased to 80,000 Points
    Chase has increased the welcome bonus for its top-of-the-line Chase Sapphire Reserve® card to 80,000 points, making one of the best credit cards on the market an even better deal. As Chase Ultimate Rewards points are worth at least 1.5 cents each wi…
    - 44 days ago Oct 18, 2022, 4:22pm -
  • Can One Person Earn Enough Miles for Two?
    Earning free travel through credit card rewards points takes careful planning and record-keeping. It’s enough work on your own, but what if your travel companion is unable or unwilling to earn enough rewards to travel with you? Do you have to leave…
    - 50 days ago Oct 12, 2022, 1:56pm -
  • Best Ways to Use TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go
    TAP Air Portugal is the state-owned flagship airline of Portugal that made its first-ever flight from Lisbon to Madrid in 1946. They’ve been a Star Alliance member since 2005 and now operate flights to more than 90 destinations in 37 countries acro…
    - 66 days ago Sep 26, 2022, 3:03pm -
  • Let’s Chat About Wyndham Rewards Points
    Many people overlook Wyndham Rewards in favor of more well-known hotel loyalty programs like Marriott Bonvoy or World of Hyatt. However, considering Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has nearly 9,000 properties under management, the Wyndham Rewards program st…
    - 79 days ago Sep 13, 2022, 3:10pm -
  • Overview of Capital One Lounges
    Recently, the credit card issuer Capital One opened the first Capital One Lounge in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It hasn’t been a year since it opened, but it has already wowed travelers with its world-class amenities. Let’s go over…
    - 92 days ago Aug 31, 2022, 1:03pm -
  • 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. And, although the Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Me…
    - Aug 17, 2022, 1:54pm -

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

Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Million Mile Secrets

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Email Deliverability
    You can create the best email in the world, but it won’t matter if it doesn’t make it to your subscriber.And that’s why it’s vitally important you work with an email service provider (like FeedBlitz!) who places the highest possible focus a…
    - Aug 5, 2022, 4:42pm -
  • Your Guide to the FeedBlitz Email Ad Program
    Every email you send and every update that goes live is an opportunity — and that includes the opportunity to generate revenue.You’ve carved out your space on the world wide web and built a community of like-minded people interested in reading…
    - Mar 21, 2022, 5:57pm -
  • (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your Emails with Fall and Halloween-themed Templates
    Save time on design and get a jumpstart in spicing up your emails with a free Fall or Halloween-themed email template!A simple and easy way to bring the holidays into your email marketing – without having to start a design from scratch – these…
    - Sep 27, 2021, 2:33pm -
  • It’s Official: Google is Ending FeedBurner Email. Here are Your Next Steps.
    Google has announced that Feedburner's email services will end in July 2021. Here's a guide for you to help you plan your move to a new email service as painlessly as possible.        
    - Apr 14, 2021, 10:03pm -
  • 3 Ways to Earn (Even More) Money with Your Emails
    Learn how you can turn your emails into revenue streams.Growing an audience is one of the most exciting and engaging things you can do online. Through a variety of many different outlets, including email, you’re able to offer value to like-minded…
    - Mar 16, 2021, 1:30pm -
  • New: Schedule Your Emails Multiple Days a Week or Month
    More hassle-free set it and forget it email campaigns at your fingertips.The beauty of automated RSS-to-email campaigns is the set it and forget it factor, knowing your email campaigns will be sent as scheduled with your new content – that was th…
    - Mar 12, 2021, 2:45pm -
  • 60+ Free Email Templates to Jumpstart Your Email Marketing
    Win the Inbox with eye-catching email campaigns and save time when it comes to design.Designing a template, especially one from scratch, can be a major frustration. But what if the hard work was already done for you? What if templates showcasing…
    - Feb 11, 2021, 5:08pm -
  • Featured Images now in Gmail Promotions Tab Bundles!
    Gmail’s recent broad rollout of promotions tab bundles will reward good, engaging emails with more opportunities to solidify that engagement.FeedBlitz is helping you make the most of that opportunity, out of the box, today, by making every email we…
    - Dec 14, 2020, 4:41pm -
  • New Mapping Feature Available with Every Email Send
    Zoom in to discover where your emails are being read.A great new feature offering more insight into your subscribers is now available with every email send and monthly insight report:Geographic data on engagement stats.And not just the numbers, t…
    - Dec 2, 2020, 9:43pm -
  • Surprise! Your Company’s Remote — Now What?
    There’s more to running a remote company than keeping up with technology.You probably didn’t plan on taking your company 100% online, but yet – here you are.Under normal circumstances, companies who shift to being fully remote plan for weeks,…
    - Apr 30, 2020, 2:00pm -

Nomadic Matt

  • Where to Stay in Mexico City: The Best Neighborhoods for Your Visit
    Posted: 11/28/2022 | November 28th, 2022 Mexico City used to be off the radar for many travelers because it was perceived as being dangerous. But things have changed in CDMX (short for Ciudad de México) and today it’s one of the most popular place…
    - 3 days ago Nov 28, 2022, 11:17am -
  • The 24 Best Things to Do in Rome
    Posted: 11/17/22 | November 17th, 2022 Rome is a city of layers stretching back centuries. You’re never far from ruins or stunning ancient or classical architecture. One moment you’re passing a modern building, the next you’re staring at some D…
    - 14 days ago Nov 17, 2022, 2:00pm -
  • My 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
    Last Updated: 11/15/22 | November 15th, 2022 Travelers can be a fickle group of people to buy gifts for. We’re constantly coming and going, we usually don’t carry a lot of stuff with us, and no two travelers are alike so finding the perfect gift…
    - 17 days ago Nov 14, 2022, 9:31pm -
  • India Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors
    Posted: 11/14/22 | November 14th, 2022 I’ve never been to India. I know. Crazy, right? It’s not that I don’t want to go but life has just always gotten in the way. However, India is a place a lot of people visit and, since I can’t write about…
    - 17 days ago Nov 14, 2022, 1:12pm -
  • The Bilt Rewards Card: How to Earn Points By Paying Your Rent
    Posted: 11/7/22 | November 7th, 2022 As an avid travel hacker, I’m always looking for new ways to earn more points and miles through my everyday spending. As a result, I earn over one million points every year, allowing me to enjoy all kinds of fre…
    - 24 days ago Nov 7, 2022, 6:11am -
  • Bestlist: A New Search Engine to Help You Plan Better Trips
    Posted: 11/4/2022 | November 4th, 2022 I love trip planning: outlining routes, researching things to see and do, reading travel books. While I always end up changing my plans on the fly, trip research gets me inspired about where I’m going and help…
    - 27 days ago Nov 4, 2022, 2:58pm -
  • How to Start House Sitting
    Posted: 11/3/2022 | November 3rd, 2022 House sitting is one of the best ways to lower your travel costs as a long-term traveler. To help you learn more about house sitting, our lead content editor and researcher, Sam, shares her tips and insights fro…
    - 28 days ago Nov 3, 2022, 12:00pm -
  • 11 Cheap Places to Travel on the US Dollar
    Despite the sorry state of the US dollar, the world is still filled with great and cheap places where the US dollar can go far. In fact, there are places in the world where the dollar has actually risen in value over the last few years. In this post,…
    - 35 days ago Oct 27, 2022, 2:57pm -
  • 9 Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling with a Small Dog
    Posted: 10/27/22 | October 27th, 2022 This is a guest post from Angelina (Gigi) Chow, who blogs about international dog travel at Wet Nose Escapades. For the last five years, she has flown her ultra-bossy Yorkshire terrier Roger Wellington on over 50…
    - 35 days ago Oct 27, 2022, 4:56am -
  • The 5 Best Hostels in Venice
    Posted: 10/26/22 | October 26th, 2022 With its picturesque canals, iconic gondolas, and winding alleyways, Venice is an incredibly beautiful, magical, and evocative city popular with honeymooners, backpackers, and cruisers alike. Unfortunately, its r…
    - 36 days ago Oct 26, 2022, 9:45pm -

The Hustle Blog

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

Pointscentric

milenerd

  • newDecember 2022
    Adieu To ’22 Crazy realization… It has, somehow, been 4 years since the MileNerd days. Huh? I stopped writing a daily miles and points blog…4 years ago?? Could have sworn all of that was just yesterday. This whole time thing needs to chill, rig…
    - 5 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 8:09am -
  • November 2022
    Tray Tables Locked Come on. Who misses flights? But we’re still a long way from the airport. This isn’t some Sandra Bullock romcom featuring the delightful British actor Hugh Grant. It’s real life. And I’ve never been so late for a flight. It…
    - 30 days ago Nov 1, 2022, 7:01am -
  • October 2022
    Monday Night Football I was in Las Vegas last week. On the final night, I settled in to watch a game at the crowded sportsbook. Wanted to make sure the empty seat was free. But before I could finish the question, my boisterous seat neighbor bellowed:…
    - 61 days ago Oct 1, 2022, 7:35am -
  • September 2022
    Curtains I’ve had a long, strange love affair with game shows… 1997:All my buddies were busy making plans. A week filled with keg stands and pretty girls in small bikinis. It was time for spring break debauchery. My plans, on the other hand, were…
    - 91 days ago Sep 1, 2022, 7:00am -
  • August 2022
    Pilot Light I remember dreaming of what life might have in store. Wild adventures that awaited Daring paths I would explore. Surely, years will pass so gracefully and I’ll remain carefree. Childhood spirit never wavering, Firmly rooted as a tree. O…
    - Aug 1, 2022, 7:00am -
  • July 2022
    Deal Or No Deal The neon sign in the window caught my attention… “Powerball jackpot: 346 million” Sure, why not. I walked into the 7-Eleven with visions of gold coins raining from the sky. Imaging Porsches and palaces. As I strolled through the…
    - Jul 1, 2022, 8:23am -
  • June 2022
    Seasons A friend of mine died this week. It’s part of an unspoken agreement we all make. You have permission to get older…but need to lose people you love in order to do it. Julia was tough. Dishing out top-level sarcasm like Steph Curry passing…
    - Jun 1, 2022, 7:00am -
  • May 2022
    Stop Signs, Horses, & Willie Nelson Well, my friends, I’ve had quite a strange week. My interactions with the human race were highly unusual. I invite you to come along as we take a journey back in time… Sunday My stomach growls. Burritos on the…
    - May 1, 2022, 7:43am -
  • April 2022
    To The Gym Let’s be honest. As we get older, our brains get stagnant. To varying degrees. But if we put all bullshit aside…within seconds, you and I could share examples of how I’ve gotten set in my ways and you’ve gotten set in yours. Right?…
    - Apr 1, 2022, 7:50am -
  • March 2022
    A Glimpse What if you skipped ahead now to your final day? With nothing left on the list, not a single x-ray. Settled in one last time on your pillow and bed… Just a handful of breaths until living meets dead. Vivid memories from life…all the pic…
    - Mar 1, 2022, 8:10am -

Doctor of Credit

Hustler Money Blog

  • MLB Minor League Player Pay Class Action Lawsuit
    The settlement benefits individuals who participated in the California League for at least seven days between Feb. 7, 2010, and Aug. 25, 2022, participated in spring training, instructional leagues or extended spring training in Florida between Feb.…
    - 12 days ago Nov 19, 2022, 4:00pm -
  • U.S. Bank SmartlyTM $500 Checking Bonus
    Earn up to a $500 bonus when you open a new eligible U.S. Bank SmartlyTM checking account and complete qualifying activities, subject to certain terms and limitations. Offer valid through November 21, 2022. Member FDIC. To earn the bonus, complete th…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 11:50pm -
  • Upgrade $400 Rewards Checking Bonus (Nationwide), No Direct Deposit Required
    Available nationwide, Upgrade is offering a $400 welcome bonus when you open a new Rewards Checking account with the OneCard. To qualify for the bonus, Open the Upgrade OneCard with Rewards Checking Account. Within 60 days, make 3 debit card transact…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 11:42pm -
  • CIT Bank Savings Connect Review: Earn 3.25% APY On All Balances (Nationwide)
    Available nationwide, CIT Bank is offering 3.25% APY on all balances when opening a CIT Bank Savings Connect account with a $100 deposit. This is one of the best savings accounts to use as a Hub account to transfer your money. About CIT Bank Savings…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 11:35pm -
  • Newegg: Get $10 Bonus w/ $50 Fanatics Gift Card Purchase
    Do you want to show your support to your favorite team this football season? Find Fanatics gift card promotions on Newegg to find a large collection of official sports apparel. Get $10 Bonus w/ $50 Fanatics Gift Card Purchase What you get: Get $10 Bo…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 11:27pm -
  • Live Oak Bank Promotions: $300 Business Checking Bonus (Nationwide)
    Read on to learn more about Live Oak Bank promotions, bonuses, and offers. Currently, they have a $300 bonus when you open a business checking and meet all the requirements. About Live Oak Bank Promotions Live Oak is a digitally focused, FDIC-insure…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 11:07pm -
  • TopCashback: Get $4 Extra Cash Back w/ $20 Purchase
    Find the latest TopCashback extra cash back promotions & offers here. Cash back is quick, rewarding, and flexible. Earn cash back with over 5,000 retailers including Walmart, Macy’s, Staples and more. TopCashback Get $4 Extra Cash Back w/ $20 Purch…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 11:00pm -
  • Amazon: Purchase $50 Applebee’s Gift Card for $40
    Find the latest Amazon Applebee’s gift cards deals and promotions here! If you are looking to save money, then look at all the amazing promotions that are currently going on! Amazon is having Applebee’s deals that will help you save ton of money.…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 10:43pm -
  • Amazon: Purchase Apple 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB – 2021) for $269.99
    Find the latest Amazon Apple Ipad discounts, coupons, and promotions here! Gear up with the latest Apple Ipad technology at the best prices! Hear you will find the best deals for Apple Ipads at Amazon, so be sure to check back often as we frequently…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 10:37pm -
  • Best Buy: Purchase Apple 10.2-Inch iPad with Wi-Fi 64G (2021) for $269.99
    Here you’ll find the latest discount codes, coupons, savings, & promotions for Apple iPads. Apple’s iPads are perfect people of all ages. You can take notes, play games, go over your schedule, watch videos, and much more. Unfortunately, these co…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 10:24pm -

Travel Codex

  • Eastie For an Afternoon – Short Walking Tour of East Boston
    Before heading to San Diego in Delta’s new A321neo First Class,  I had nearly 5 hours to kill in Boston. Though Logan has several Priority Pass options, unfortunately none are in Delta’s Terminal A. Since I also connected from Dallas on Delta, t…
    - 6 days ago Nov 25, 2022, 2:00pm -
  • Black Friday Cruise Deals – 2 for 1 Deals and More
    Black Friday is here and cruise deals are not to be missed. You may have all the credit card points to fly around the world and stay in nice hotels, but your credit card points aren’t going to get you cruising or to the remote corners of the Earth!…
    - 7 days ago Nov 24, 2022, 6:54pm -
  • Review: San Francisco Polaris lounge
    United Airlines San Francisco Polaris Lounge is the among the best lounge at SFO offering a premium lounge experience across two floors. The grand lounge is open for Polaris, business travelers. Polaris lounges offers an elevated experience over the…
    - 7 days ago Nov 24, 2022, 3:37am -
  • Review: Grand Suite View King at the Grand Hyatt Berlin
    With 2 visits to Berlin this year, I got quite familiar with the Grand Hyatt Berlin. One solo trip for work and a return visit with my family for the marathon. 9 nights there this year, plus several trips in the past. Both visits this year I used a H…
    - 8 days ago Nov 23, 2022, 1:59pm -
  • Seabourn Sale: 15% off all Cruises Including Peak Antarctica Expeditions for $10,000 or less
    Seabourn’s Black Friday sale is here early and is offering 15% off luxury cruises to all 7 continents. Explore Antarctica for less than $9,000 in November or December or go during peak season in January or February 2024 for just $10,100 per person!…
    - 11 days ago Nov 20, 2022, 8:56pm -
  • Alaska Lounge Increasing Membership Rates on January 1, 2023
    Alaska Airlines operates a network of nine lounge locations from Los Angeles International Airport to Anchorage, Alaska and one at Terminal 7 at New York JFK airport.  I have been a member of the Alaska Lounge for two decades because they do a good…
    - 13 days ago Nov 18, 2022, 3:17pm -
  • Review: ANA Boeing 787 Economy Class, Tokyo Haneda to Los Angeles
    At Tokyo Haneda Airport, the majority of international flights depart from Terminal 3 and ANA’s check-in counters are located in the D/E area. For this flight, I arrived at approximately 6:30 PM and the check-in counters were fairly empty. I verifi…
    - 15 days ago Nov 16, 2022, 3:01pm -
  • 25% Off Princess Cruises For Healthcare Workers and First Responders
    Princess Cruises is celebrating first responders and medical professionals by offering them a big discount on their next cruise. The discount for medical professionals and first responders extends beyond just nurses and doctors and includes multiple…
    - 15 days ago Nov 16, 2022, 3:41am -
  • United Bundle Offers Are Often A Lousy Deal
    United bundle offers are nothing new. Introduced in 2016, these are packages of various extras that you can add to your purchased fare. These may include items like Economy Plus seating, checked bags, United Club passes, etc. But look very, very clos…
    - 17 days ago Nov 14, 2022, 2:00pm -
  • Review: British Airways New First Class Suite
    British Airways First Class is a fine way to fly across the pond. Although many people give it a bad rap or call it the world’s best business class, I find the elevated service to be very comfortable. The extra-large seat with the new privacy doors…
    - 20 days ago Nov 11, 2022, 5:52pm -

Maximizing Money

Boarding Area

Flyertalk MilesBuzz

  • newBritish Airways and American Airlines Chelsea Lounge - JFK Terminal 8
    Today, Thursday 1 December 2022, sees the opening of the new BA and AA Chelsea Lounge in John F Kennedy Airport, New York, Terminal 8. This continues on from the Concorde Room in Terminal 7, which has now closed. Image:...
    - 31 mins ago Dec 1, 2022, 12:33pm -
  • newLa Premiere awards only for Plats and above
    Just got this in my inbox: Starting January 1 2023, award tickets for La Premiere will be limited to Platinum and Ultimate FB-members and even for them only 1 seat per flight will be released. This is due to high demand for the new product. ...
    - 45 mins ago Dec 1, 2022, 12:19pm -
  • newHappy Birthday from Cathay
    Too funny and a little sad for a great company that is still my favorite Frequent Travel Progam even-though I do miss Marco Polo. Cathay somehow thinks its a good idea to remind a bday celebrant to spend USD 100 to get 800 Asia miles. So if Asia...
    - 60 mins ago Dec 1, 2022, 12:04pm -
  • newSprit Status Match and other matches
    Since it’s now December, and no qualifying mileage multiplier promos in sight, I am considering a status match challenge with Spirit this month before I drop from 100k to 50k in 2023. I got 100k this year via status match with my Bonvoy status and.…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 1, 2022, 11:59am -
  • newIn-flight food waste project
    Hello! I'm Mitali, Im a final year Product and Industrial Design student. I have decided to do my final project on in-flight food waste, and wondered if I could reach out to some cabin crew to answer some of my questions. Firstly, I would like to.…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 1, 2022, 11:51am -
  • newMissed connection and delayed arrival - compensation
    Hi Last night I missed a connection due to a delayed arrival (BRU-ATH) and will arrive 14h later at my final destination (CAI). Will claim compensation but would like to hear from FT members how Aegean handles requests for compensation. Any...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 11:26am -
  • newFinding Radisson email contacts
    Is there a recommended way to get a Radisson email (manager contact or EMEA rep)? In this case, it's in order to make a complaint. Not a frequent patron of Radisson so any advice welcome. The hotel in question is quite new so there's a lack of...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 11:13am -
  • newTrying to change O class fare on BA codeshare with QR
    My niece is booked LHR-Adelaide with QR on a BA flight number booked via the BA website. She wants to extend her time in Australia and is trying to do this via the BA website, which is offering an alternative route via Sydney with BA, which is...
    - 2 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 11:07am -
  • newMajor changes to Matmid program - starting Sep 2023
    Elal is overhauling its frequent flyer program to be more in line with industry practices. Key changes include: * Accrual by revenue rather than distance - number of points per USD by member status: * non elite - 6 * silver - 8 * gold - 9..…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:37am -
  • new15yr PM here. Genuinely wondering if DL status still makes sense
    I've had Platinum or Diamond status since 2008. At this point, I am genuinely wondering if there are any true benefits left to flying with DL. I have to go to through AMS and CDG a lot, so I am debating switching over to an EU program instead....
    - 3 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:14am -

Reddit r/churning

  • newDaily Discussion Thread - December 01, 2022
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:00am -
  • newDaily Question Thread - December 01, 2022
    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 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:00am -
  • newData Points Weekly - Week of December 01, 2022
    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…
    - 3 hours ago Dec 1, 2022, 10:00am -
  • What Card Should I Get? Weekly Thread - Week of November 30, 2022
    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 Nov 30, 2022, 1:00pm -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 30, 2022
    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…
    - 1 day ago Nov 30, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - November 30, 2022
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 1 day ago Nov 30, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 29, 2022
    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 Nov 29, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Discussion Thread - November 29, 2022
    Welcome to the daily discussion thread! Please post topics for discussion here. While some questions can be used to start a discussion/debate, most questions belong in the question thread unless you love getting downvotes. If your discussion is about…
    - 2 days ago Nov 29, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Bank Bonus Weekly Thread - Week of November 29, 2022
    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 Nov 29, 2022, 10:00am -
  • Daily Question Thread - November 28, 2022
    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 Nov 28, 2022, 10:00am -

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