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Marriott Signup Bonus That’s More Than Just 80,000 Points

This card offer -- which I consider the best they've ever had for Marriott -- is much better they've offered in the past. What's more, Marriott points will become more valuable with the Starwood merger. Continue reading Marriott Signup Bonus That’s More Than Just 80,000 Points...

If You Don’t Want to Live Near an Airport, Don’t Move Next to One

Santa Monica is a lovely city, home to Shutters on the Beach and Casa Del Mar and of course the famous Santa Monica Pier. And Three's Company. Santa Monica Municipal Airport ("SMO") is a general aviation airport six miles north of LAX. Show More Summary

This Credit Card Signup Bonus Requires $130,000 in Spend Within 3 Months

American's small business 'double dip program' has its own credit card. American Airlines actually has a co-brand card issued by American Express. I use the program and have redeemed points to gift Gold elite status in AAdvantage and...Show More Summary

President Obama May Be Getting a New Credit Card, Better Than Sapphire Reserve

President Obama carries the JP Morgan Select Card. You cannot apply directly for this card any longer. When it was available it was basically a Chase Sapphire Preferred card without double miles on dining, or a signup bonus. The card...Show More Summary

What Do You Do When Someone is Invading Your Space on a Plane?

The Chicago Tribune asked me how to deal with someone invading your space on a plane. They wanted to know, "Should you say something to the person or to the flight attendant?" I thought this was actually a hard question. With planesShow More Summary

Uber is Losing $2 Billion a Year. That’s Not Sustainable.

This morning both Point Me to the Plane and One Mile at a Time expressed some shock that Uber lost $1.2 billion in the first half of the year. They’re spending a lot to subsidize drivers as they grow aggressively into markets. They keep prices low, but guarantee income. Show More Summary

New American Airlines Club Option With Real Food and Liquor in Miami

There used to be an American Airlines Admirals Club on the “E” concourse of the Miami airport. Nearly all of American’s flights out of Miami depart from D these days, so the Admirals Club closed in E. There are still some American flights...Show More Summary

BUSINESS CLASS AWARD ALERT: West Coast – Europe for 9 Or More Passengers (Virgin Atlantic, Use Delta Miles or Credit Card Points)

There's truly fantastic Virgin Atlantic business class award space between Seattle and London. Virgin Atlantic takes over the route from Delta on March 26, and will operate it with a Boeing 787-9. Flights are timed wonderfully for connecting...Show More Summary

Chase Joining AndroidPay… But RadPad Kills Free Credit Card Rent Payments

A couple of weeks ago rent paying service Radpad announced they would facilitate paying your rent for free with a credit card through end of year using AndroidPay. What I didn't realize at the time was that Chase cards didn't support AndroidPay. Show More Summary

Marriott Adds Korean Air as Transfer Partner: Why This Improves Both Programs

Marriott announced today that they have a new partnership to allow mileage earning with and points transfers to Korean Air SKYPASS. This is fantastic on many levels. Hopefully adding partners and features of Starwood Preferred GuestShow More Summary

Is This the Creepiest Way to Earn Miles Yet? New App Gives You Miles for Tracking Everywhere You Go

Even pre-Snowden we knew that the government was collecting and storing our cell phone geolocation data. And data mining grocery store discount cards. And using license plate readers on traffic cameras to track our movements. How would...Show More Summary

Some Airlines Will Start Charging Consumers to Complain

It’s almost impossible to sue an airline except for violations of federal law and explicit breaches of contracts (and they write the contracts). State contract claims like duties of good faith and fair dealing are pre-empted by the Airline Deregulation Act. Show More Summary

Earn 130,000 Etihad Miles for Becoming a Night Club VIP

Etihad’s August e-mail account statement highlighted an offer of up to 130,000 Etihad Guest miles when you join a nightclub VIP program. Let’s face it. I’m not really a velvet rope kind of guy. My Hyatt Diamond stats entitles me to MGM Mlife Rewards Platinum status which offers VIP Line Access to Nightclubs. Show More Summary

You May Be Able to Get a Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus — Even If You’ve Been Denied for Too Many Cards Already

Apparently Chase in some cases will make pre-approved offers for the card inside their branches to people who would otherwise be turned down (and even who have been turned down already) applying online. Continue reading You May Be Able to Get a Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus — Even If You’ve Been Denied for Too Many Cards Already...

Hilton Offering Double Points for the Entire Year

Between january 1 and August 31 Hilton ran promotions offering Double Points. Now they've announced that September 1 through December 31 they will be offering... double points. And the new promotion will have the same name as the last...Show More Summary

FINAL WEEK: Limited-Time 75,000 Point Hilton Signup Bonus

The no annual fee Hilton Visa has a limited-time offer of 75,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first three months. I’ve only seen this offer twice before -- and this one ends in just a week. Continue reading FINAL WEEK: Limited-Time 75,000 Point Hilton Signup Bonus...

AMAZING AIRFARE: New York to Southeast Asia (Bali, Thailand, Philipines) from $453 Roundtrip

Southeast Asia is on deep discount sale from the US, using China Eastern and for a little more Air China. The cheapest fare is to Manila in the Philippines. You can fly New York to Phuket, Thailand for ~ $561. And you can fly to Bali for $601. Show More Summary

West Coast – Europe Under $500!! LA-Denmark Star Alliance $69.50 Base Fare Each Way

Star Alliance member and United partner Scandinavian Airlines has a base far of $69.50 each way between Los Angeles and Denmark. The fare is available for travel commencing September 19 and valid for departures through May 31. You must return by June 7 of next year. Show More Summary

The Future of Credit Card Rewards and Airline Legroom in a GIF

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 The Future of Credit Card Rewards and Airline Legroom in a GIF...

Up to 5000 Bonus American Miles on Top of Normal Earning for 3 Day Avis Rentals

You can earn 2500 or 5000 bonus miles on top of usual rental car eearnings when crediting Avis or Budget rentals to American AAdvantage through rentals beginning October 15. After writing this blog for 14 years, if there’s one thing I know it’s that almost no one cares about car rentals. Show More Summary

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