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Blog Post Archive

Why Do American Airlines Frequent Flyers Complain the Most?

It's hard to remember the last broadly positive thing any major US airline has done for frequent flyers. Why do you think American AAdvantage members are the loudest about recent frequent flyer program changes? There's not a ton of difference between the programs anymore. Show More Summary

You Won’t Have to Go to Jail for Using Your Smartphone in Airplane Mode on Chinese Airlines

Chinese civil aviation regulations forbid the use of mobile phones inflight – even in airplane mode – but they do not forbid the use of tablets. I know this but out of habit had my phone out and was scolded for it by a flight attendant on China Eastern last year. Show More Summary

New Book Out Today From Frequent Flyer Chris Guillebeau — Highly Actionable

I've been following the work of Chris Guillebeau for a long time. Chris has visited every country in the world and he did it as a miles and points guy, he wrote an introductory guide that I covered back in 2009. His books always hit the New York Times best seller list. Continue reading New Book Out Today From Frequent Flyer Chris Guillebeau — Highly Actionable...

New Hilton Benefit Shop With Points at Amazon Now Live

Hilton’s big changes this year have been all about making small amounts of points useful. They got rid of their award chart along with free points pooling across members, and promised a new shop with points experience with Amazon to replace their existing HHonors merchandise redemptions. Continue reading New Hilton Benefit Shop With Points at Amazon Now Live...

A Love Letter to United Polaris and Why British Airways is Changing Their Bedding Again

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 A Love Letter to United Polaris and Why British Airways is Changing Their Bedding Again...

Chase’s CEO Disses Bitcoin – But Already Has His Own Private Currency

ast week Chase’s CEO slammed bitcoin. He’s “skeptical authorities will allow a currency to exist without state oversight.” Dimon said he’d fire anyone who traded bitcoin. Continue reading Chase’s CEO Disses Bitcoin – But Already Has His Own Private Currency...

Zodiac Has a New More Spacious Business Class Seat

Zodiac Aerospace created what for a long time was the best business class seat in the world, the Cirrus seat which was a reverse herringbone fully flat bed with direct aisle access. Airlines from US Airways to Cathay Pacific, American...Show More Summary

TODAY ONLY: 1000 Quick and Easy Marriott Points

Marriott will give you 1000 points for answering a simple question on Twitter. Points post instantly. Here's the answer. Continue reading TODAY ONLY: 1000 Quick and Easy Marriott Points...

Emirates Closed Their New York JFK Lounge for Several Months, Handing Out Food Vouchers

Emirates has closed its lounge at New York JFK for renovations and won't re-open until "early 2018" though in my experience most airport construction projects delay. In the meantime anyone who would have received lounge access gets a...Show More Summary

Why I’m Not Worried About the Equifax Security Breach (And My Data Was Hacked)

Equifax blew it, though theirs is hardly the first hack. Personal data isn't safe, and that should make us skeptical of centralized databases of personal information regardless of who collects it. Indeed, the entire system of using social...Show More Summary

The Gut Wrenching Moment a Fallen Soldier is Removed From a Delta Plane

Mike Helms caught a glimpse of another moment of honor that's both special and far more somber last week as everyone on a Delta flight remains seated on arrival in Oklahoma City while the body of a fallen soldier is taken off the plane and returned to her waiting family. Continue reading The Gut Wrenching Moment a Fallen Soldier is Removed From a Delta Plane...

Motel 6s in Phoenix Work With ICE to Deport Illegal Immigrants

It seems that several Motel 6 properties in the Phoenix area have been leaving the light on for La Migra. As a result “[a]t least 20 undocumented people were arrested at two Motel 6 locations between February and August.” Continue reading Motel 6s in Phoenix Work With ICE to Deport Illegal Immigrants...

How to Get Banned From a Hotel and Why the Red Cross Stays at the St. Regis Houston

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 How to Get Banned From a Hotel and Why the Red Cross Stays at the St. Regis Houston...

Airline CEO Drops Lowdown on First Class Awards and Strange Deaths at Crowne Plaza Hotels

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 Airline CEO Drops Lowdown on First Class Awards and Strange Deaths at Crowne Plaza Hotels...

New Chase Sapphire Reserve Commercial Misses the Point

I'm happy to see Chase investing in marketing the card, which suggests they believe cardmembers they acquire will become profitable, and perhaps they won't have to tweak the program much further in order to get the numbers to work. Their...Show More Summary

Federal Government Pays Rack Rate to Stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

A freedom of information act request unearthed a copy of a receipt for a government official’s two night stay at President Trump’s private club Mar-a-lago, sometimes referred to as the ‘Winter White House’ where Trump traveled seven times since his inauguration. Continue reading Federal Government Pays Rack Rate to Stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago...

Act Fast: Great American Airlines Business Class Award Space to Brazil

Any time American Airlines makes international business class saver award space available that's notable, since it's both rare and short-lived when it does occur. From February 27 through June 24 there's good business class award space available on American's New York JFK - Rio de Janeiro service in both directions. Show More Summary

WATCH: Vigilante Senior Citizen Overpowers 22 Year Old Passenger

A reportedly drunk man was singing loudly on a Ryanair flight from Girona to London Luton. A flight attendant told him that if he didn’t quiet down she’d call the police. The flight landed at 11 p.m. and indeed police were called. Continue reading WATCH: Vigilante Senior Citizen Overpowers 22 Year Old Passenger...

People Are Increasingly Scared Of Credit Cards. Here’s When You Should Be.

If you don’t spend more than you otherwise would and pay off your bill in full on time each month credit cards are better than debit cards, cash and other methods of payment. If you don’t meet either of those conditions then tools that...Show More Summary

Best Business Class Ever Coming to New York and Creating Identities to Get Credit Cards

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 Best Business Class Ever Coming to New York and Creating Identities to Get Credit Cards...

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