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Filed Under:Travel / Air Travel
Posts on Regator:4865
Posts / Week:19.9
Archived Since:November 17, 2009

Blog Post Archive

100 Free Aeroplan Miles

But you have to sign up to receive text messages from the program. Here is what you can expect from the Aeroplan Text Message Service No more than 2 or 3 text messages per month. Up-to-the-minute opportunities to earn more miles. Program news and information. Show More Summary

The Missing Citi Points Transfer Partner

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. I do not write about all credit cards that are available — instead focusing on miles, points, and cash back (and currencies that can be converted into the same). Show More Summary

Register to Earn Double and Triple Points at Hilton

Hilton is offering double points on Monday through Thursday nights, and trip points for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights between August 1 and October 31. Registration is required. Because this is Hilton, there will be a ton of hotels that have chosen not to participate. Show More Summary

Citi Thank You Points Just Became Really Useful Again!

Two-plus years ago there was much speculation about Citi introduces points transfer partners to the Thank You Points program. A year and a half ago they introduces transfers to Hilton HHonors. And that was it. Now they’ve gone ahead and done it! Back in the day these were really valuable points. Show More Summary

A Hilton HHonors Bonus You Can Earn Even on Award Stays, and More!

News and notes from around the interweb: Conrad and Waldorf=Astoria property bonuses posting — even when you’re staying on points. Be sure to have something charged to your room folio while you’re there. One of the coolest things you didn’t know about Silvercar’s technology. Show More Summary

Is This The End of Award Space to Australia?

Delta miles are great (yes, they really are!) for: Virgin Australia business class between the US and Australia. Australia awards, especially without transiting Asia, are among the very toughest to get but Delta miles have been this easy in the past. Show More Summary

Where is Delta’s Award Chart Going Next, and Why Won’t They Book Air France Seats Everyone Else Can?

In this post I am going to offer some possible insight into what’s going on with Delta Skymiles — award availability, and the future of redemption — based on conversations with several different knowledgeable people regarding the transition to a revenue-based program and the agreements they have in place with their members. Show More Summary

MEME Alert: The #1 Ranked Hotel in Republic of Zubrowka

I much liked Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. (What a cast! with Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Owen Wilson, and Jeff Goldblum in supporting roles.) So, too, apparently did a number of TripAdvisor reviewers. (HT:...Show More Summary

LifeMiles Reveals Its Big Star Alliance Award Chart Changes..

Since Avianca’s LifeMiles joined Star Alliance, it has been one of the most lucrative frequent flyer programs in the world. They’ve announced a new award chart starting October 15th, and have now released the details of the chart. Are...Show More Summary

What Big Chase Sapphire Preferred Benefits Just Changed Today?

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. I do not write about all credit cards that are available — instead focusing on miles, points, and cash back (and currencies that can be converted into the same). Show More Summary

Don’t Inadvertently Lose Global Entry and PreCheck!

I only just signed up for Global Entry in April of last year. And yet I just had to update my passport number in my Global Entry profile. I almost forgot to do it, so it seemed like — though this will be obvious to some, and too obscure for others — worth sharing. Show More Summary

Here’s the 75,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points Giveaway

As you may know I’m giving away 75,000 Hyatt points. There’s a new digital hub that will help travelers explore Vegas and make the most of the Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM M life relationship. There’s daily content and regular giveaway...Show More Summary

What’s the Best Place in the World to Live for Convenient Travel?

Reader Jeff asks a question that may be too subject for me to answer definitely, what do you think? What is the best place in the world to live in to take advantage of not just miles/points, but to have relatively close access to great travel destinations? Criteria: – best proximity to desirable travel areas. Show More Summary

Man Earns 422 Million Points, 20% Off Paid First Class, and What the Numbers Say About Airline Safety

News and notes from around the interweb: Chinese man earns 422 million Amex points with one purchase. He bought a ceramic cup at auction, and earned a a fairly inflated Chinese American Express points with his Centurion card. If youShow More Summary

Avis is About to Revamp Its Loyalty Program, So Your Free Rental Days Will Expire Early

Avis has been just about to launch a revamped loyalty program for a long time. Years, in fact. Now they’re finally talking about it publicly so it’s probably actually close. There are currently 4 levels to the Avis program: Preferred, First, Presidents Club, and Chairmans Club. Show More Summary

One More Reason to Love Connecting at DFW!

DFW Airport is getting a banh mi shop. It’s called Banh Shop and is slated to open later this month in terminal D (the ‘international’ terminal which does house some domestic flights) near gate 31. And here’s the weird thing… it’s owned by Yum Brands, the parent of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut. Show More Summary

A Trick to Get Extra Legroom Seats for Less, and Discounted Lounge Passes

News and notes from around the interweb: Enter my giveaway of 75,000 Hyatt points. You can also win a $250 MGM Resorts gift card. A trick to get extra legroom seats for less Here are the best and worst times to take the train between...Show More Summary

Man Charged With Wanting to Be a Security Screener… Too Much

A fake security screener probed passengers at the San Francisco airport. A man suspected of being drunk posed as a security screener at San Francisco International Airport long enough to direct a couple of women into a private boothShow More Summary

How to Get Easy Rental Car Elite Status from Avis, National, and Sixt

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. I do not write about all credit cards that are available — instead focusing on miles, points, and cash back (and currencies that can be converted into the same). Show More Summary

Up to 17,500 Chase Points With Freedom

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. I do not write about all credit cards that are available — instead focusing on miles, points, and cash back (and currencies that can be converted into the same). Show More Summary

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