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Indonesia Announces Changes To Their Visa Policy

It seems that Egypt and Indonesia are going in opposite directions on the visa issue. As Ben recently posted, Egypt is going to stop issuing visas on arrival for individual travelers come May. On the other hand, Indonesia has announced...Show More Summary

British Airways Was Hacked and All My Points Are Gone. Here’s What I Had to Do.

I couldn’t log into my British Airways Executive Club account today. And I received an email from British Airways: British Airways has become aware of some unauthorised activity in relation to your Executive Club account. This appears...Show More Summary

Lufthansa, others adopt 'rule of two' for airline cockpits

Canadian and European aviation agencies endorse changing cockpit policy in wake of Germanwings crash.        

Breaking News: Many British Airways Executive Club Accounts Locked; Avios Reset to Zero

The accounts of many members of the British Airways Executive Club frequent flier loyalty program have been compromised and even locked where there are reports of the number of Avios wiped out to zero, according to... The post Breaking News: Many British Airways Executive Club Accounts Locked; Avios Reset to Zero appeared first on The Gate.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Mistake Fares Exclusively for Your City or Airline

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Last week I wrote about some of the tools I use to quickly find and book mistake fares (see “Bet You Didn’t Know: A Toolkit for Chasing Mistake Fares). It was a popular post, but a number of folks...Show More Summary

LUFTHANSA Offers Initial Financial Support To Families Of Victims Of Germanwings 9525

14 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

Lufthansa has provided each family with €50,000 to help them bridge financial obligations while the investigation continues. This is designed to provide instant ecomic relief to the families of the victims while settlement negotiations are undertaken.

TravelPony $25 Off Stackable Promo Code

14 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

I received an email today that TravelPony is offering a $25 discount on hotel bookings made through March 29, 2015 for reservations equaling $250 or more. It is also stackable with their concurrent TravelPony savings code as well. The TravelPony savings code offers discounts on what is initially listed on their website. Show More Summary

18 Packing Essentials for Backpacking

15 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

When backpacking, you learn so much about the countries you’re visiting, the people you meet, and if you’re lucky, you learn a little bit about yourself too. And if you’re like me, you’ve learned what you should have included in your backpack. And last summer, I learned a few very valuable lessons. Before my trip, I did [...]Show More Summary

Washington DC Dulles IAD and National DCA lowest summer fares in USA for Europe July travel

16 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

Washington D.C. travelers have the chance to score some of the best deals from the USA to Europe for travel mid-June to mid-August when most USA-Europe routes price well north of $1,000 per ticket. This is kind of like the fly from Canada discounts. Show More Summary

Save $25 Off $250 Hotel Reservation

16 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

A hotel site that we use from time to time to save money is Travel Pony (my link, feel free to leave your own in the comments).  No one site always has the lowest prices, but Travel Pony is usually very competitive on the hotels they...Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Sugar Free Gummy Bears On A Plane

There's no denying this has been a really emotional week in the airline industry, especially as more and more details of the Germanwings crash unfold. While I'm not trying to downplay that, I do think a bit of laughter every once in a while is a good thing. Show More Summary

Why I Am Done With Chime Card – It Was Fun While it Lasted

17 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

Chime Card has instituted a number of changes over the past few weeks that have eroded away any value that the product has for me. I am liquidating my Chime Card and moving on. The post Why I Am Done With Chime Card – It Was Fun While it Lasted appeared first on Miles to Memories.

Hilton Cancels 279 Point Per Night Mistake Bookings, Oh Well…

17 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

A couple of days back I came across a deal (mistake?) posted by One Mile At A Time. The Hilton Cabo San Lucas was offering rooms for an overly ridiculous low price of 279 points per night. I quickly logged in to my Hilton HHonors account...Show More Summary

Carrier Policy Changes Across the Globe in the Wake of the Germanwings Crash including United

17 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

In the wake of this week’s Germanwings tragedy, several airlines around the world have altered their policies to require two crew members in the cockpit at all times, a measure already mandatory for US carriers. Lufthansa, parent company...Show More Summary

100 Free Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Home Hardware Canada is offering 100 free Aeroplan miles if you sign up to receive emails from them. You just have to enter your name, phone number, email address, Aeroplan number, and Canadian postal code. You do have to select "Your...Show More Summary

Trader Sam's Opens and Aunt Polly's Returns at Walt Disney World

34 minutes agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Robert Niles: It's been a great weekend for new food and drink experiences at top theme park resorts. We told you yesterday about the new Springfield USA restaurants at Universal Studios Hollywood. Today, the east coast welcomed a popular new establishment as another Trader Sam's tiki bar opened at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Show More Summary

The Weakest Credit Card Signup Bonus in History, 100 Free Miles, and How the TSA Knows You’re a Terrorist

News and notes from around the interweb: New Rocketmiles first time customer offer earn a minimum of 10,000 miles on a stay of 5 or more nights booked by March 29. Credit card signup bonus: A 2-liter bottle of soda The TSA’s checklist...Show More Summary

Weekly Review: March 28, 2015

Hello from Florida! This has been a bittersweet week in the miles and points world as we've said farewell to the US Airways Dividend Miles program. Many of my thoughts have also been with the friends and family of those aboard the Germanwings flight, and what this means for the industry going forward. The post Weekly Review: March 28, 2015 appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

Review: AC Hotel Coslada Aeropuerto in Madrid

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

It was late afternoon and I wanted to get to my hotel room to relax. The signage to the area where the shuttles stop to take guests to their respective hotels was easy enough to follow; so I sat on a bench and waited for the shuttleShow More Summary

Ways to Maximize Your Miles Without Credit Cards

Reader WR asked for “[w]ays to maximize miles without use of credit cards.” I’ll take the question to mean, what are the best ways to earn miles without signing up for credit cards, or using credit cards as the means of earning miles (through bonus categories, or heavy spend – manufactured or not). Show More Summary

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