Blog Profile / One Mile at a Time

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Blog Post Archive

Review: Shangri-La Abu Dhabi

My flight from Washington arrived at around 8PM, and then my flight the next day to Cairo departed at around 9AM, meaning that I really just needed a hotel for eight hours or so. However, I figured I'd take the opportunity to reviewShow More Summary

United Extends Hertz Promo, Makes Huge Targeted Offer

United has been running a really good promotion for renting cars with Hertz for quite a while. In fact, I'd say it's the most lucrative offer out there for short term car rentals, since Premier 1K and Global Services members can earn 2,750 miles per rental. Show More Summary

A New United MileagePlus Prepaid Card Is Being Introduced This Summer

A few years back we saw new regulations enacted regarding debit card fees, which has had a significant impact on debit cards that offer rewards. Previously the merchant fees for using debit cards could be substantial, while nowadaysShow More Summary

When Rules Get In The Way Of Common Sense Customer Service: Air Serbia Edition

Last October I flew Air Serbia business class from Belgrade to New York, and had a phenomenal experience. This is a fairly new route for them, and is also their only longhaul route, so it was clear how much pride they took in their product. Show More Summary

Stack Hyatt’s 30% Bonus On Purchased Points With A 10% Refund On Redemptions

In early May I wrote about how Hyatt is offering up to a 30% bonus on purchased points, as long as you purchase at least 5,000 points in one transaction. This is an opportunity to buy Hyatt points for as little as ~1.85 cents each, which...Show More Summary

UAE Showdown: Emirates Business Class Vs. Etihad Business Class

Within the past few months I've had the opportunity to fly the "flagship" business class products of both Emirates and Etihad on longhaul flights. I flew Emirates A380 business class from Dubai to Los Angeles, and then Etihad 787 business...Show More Summary

New Pro Football Hall Of Fame Hotel In Canton Will Be A Curio By Hilton

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, is a pretty special place if you're an NFL fan. People make pilgrimages from all over the country to pay homage to their favorite players and legends of the game. It's also a great place...Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines & Finnair Announce New Partnership

Alaska Airlines has added Helsinki-based Finnair as a new Mileage Plan partner. As happened when Alaska began their relationship with JAL, mileage accrual begins immediately, while mileage redemption won't start until later this yea...

Does Richard Branson Want To Start Virgin America 2.0?

Arguably the guy who gained the most from Alaska's takeover of Virgin America was Richard Branson, given that the deal was worth $2.6 billion, which was way beyond estimates of what the company is worth. However, Branson has also been...Show More Summary

Save $60 On A $300+ Hilton Stay With Amex Offers

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the...Show More Summary

Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Washington Dulles Airport

My flight from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi was departing at 10:10PM, and my connecting flight had me arriving at Dulles Airport quite a bit early, at around 6PM. The Etihad Lounge only opens at 6:30PM, so I had planned on checking...Show More Summary

Introduction: The Flight Of A Lifetime

I'd like to think that I've flown virtually all of the world's best first class products. However, there's one aspirational commercial aviation product I hadn't yet flown -- the Etihad Residence. It's not really fair to call it a "first...Show More Summary

HUGE Devaluation Coming To Malaysia Airlines Enrich (Including Revenue Based Redemptions)

Ouch! This change is rough both in terms of the actual changes published so far, and also in terms of the implications of a loyalty program becoming revenue based on the redemption side. You'd think Malaysia Airlines would still be earning...Show More Summary

Rumor: United Premium Service Is Being Rebranded As “United Coast”

Most airlines operate some sort of a special service between coasts, given how high yield some of these routes are. The most popular routes for these special services are from New York to both Los Angeles and San Francisco. For example, United operates p.s. Show More Summary

United Is Adding 777-300ER Flights To Taipei As Of August 1, 2017

United introduced Polaris on December 1, 2016, which is the name for their new first & business class experience. This includes new airport lounges, improved food & beverages, better bedding, and also new seats. The catch is that United’s...Show More Summary

Sad: TravelPod To Shutdown In June

Long before blogs such as this one came into being, before Facebook and Instagram, and even before the founding of FlyerTalk, there was a place on the internet for travelers to share trip reports. Started in 1997 by Canadian Luc Levesque,...Show More Summary

Deciding How Much Spend To Put On The British Airways Card

For several weeks now we've seen an increased sign-up bonus on the $95 annual fee British Airways Visa Signature® Card. The card is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000-100,000 Avios, depending on how much you want to spend. The breakdown...Show More Summary

American Has Improved Their 24 Hour Refund Policy

American adjusted their official ticket hold policy as of April 1, 2016. The Department of Transportation requires passengers to be able to change their mind on tickets within 24 hours, when booking at least seven days in advance. In...Show More Summary

Priority Pass Members Have Access To Sleep Pods At Dubai Airport

Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,000 participating lounges around the world. Some of these are airline lounges, some are contract lounges, and lately they’re even expanding beyond...Show More Summary

American’s Longhaul Fleet Will Be Retrofitted With Premium Economy By June 2018

In late 2015 American announced that they planned on adding a premium economy cabin to much of their longhaul fleet. While the airline has long offered an extra legroom economy section, this is the first time they’re offering an actual...Show More Summary

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