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Amazon’s “Bigger Than Black Friday” Sale & How to Get the Deals Even If You Aren’t a Prime Member!

Amazon will be holding a one day event for Prime Members on July 15. Find out the details, why I think there will be good deals and how to get access even if you aren't currently a Prime member. The post Amazon’s “Bigger Than Black Friday” Sale & How to Get the Deals Even If You Aren’t a Prime Member! appeared first on Miles to Memories.

Maintaining Perspective in Life: Do Frequent Fliers Need to Adjust Expectations?

1 minute agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“An announcement was released during the investor relations presentation of Delta Air Lines yesterday that within the next eight months, seven seats will be removed from the Business Elite cabin of its fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft...Show More Summary

Several Reader Questions… Answered.

I recently asked readers for questions and I've been working through several with standalone posts. There were also questions with fairly straightforward answers, and so I thought I would combine a few of them into a single post. Continue reading Several Reader Questions… Answered....

Amtrak’s Singing Cafe Car Attendant

I travel between Los Angeles and San Diego a fair bit, and it's a trip I always struggle with. In theory you have a good number of options -- you can take a plane, train, or automobile. But in practice it's just a crappy trip no matter which choice you go with. I almost exclusively take Amtrak, assuming I'm not flying out of either airport that day. Show More Summary

Juicy NY Post & Virgin Atlantic Edition – Flight Attendant Confessions

Leave it to the New York Post and Virgin Atlantic to provide one of the most salacious Yahoo! “Flight Attendant Confessions”, big thanks to Mark at Yahoo for sharing a few snippets, check out the entire article as well as a link to the...Show More Summary

Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge and First Class Lounge Satellite Terminal KUL (Kuala Lumpur)

Given that my flight arrived from Sydney so early in the morning, I thought I’d try to hang around the airport for a little bit before heading into the city and trying to check in early to my hotel. Thankfully, at the Kuala Lumpur airport,...Show More Summary

15k Points Kauai Villa Update, New $21 Flights, and More

Here are three quick miles and points updates to round out your Monday afternoon in 60 seconds or less… Book Two-Bedroom Wyndham Koloa Landing Kauai Villa for 15,000 Points Into 2016 If you have been wanting to take advantage of theShow More Summary

Getting a decent upgrade on United

A reader query… Dear Chris: I have been saving my miles to use for an upgrade from coach to business on round trip United nonstop SFO to Paris/CDG. Planned to travel beginning October. I called and had the ticket all booked ($1289.00) and ready to go. Show More Summary

The 6 Ultimate Rewards Cards That Chase Still Issues

There are currently (4) broadly available cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Two are personal cards, and two are business cards -- each including a $95 annual fee and a no fee version. And there are two Ultimate Rewards cards that Chase still issues, but aren't open to most customers. Continue reading The 6 Ultimate Rewards Cards That Chase Still Issues...

Wine Review: American Business Class Beijing To Dallas

Note from Andrew M.: Apologies for the picture quality – I only had my cell phone and I didn’t want to annoy the crew too much by taking multiple shots of the wine and slowing down meal service for others. American Business Class Wine American...Show More Summary

Last Day To Book Discounted United Awards To Hawaii

Since late last year, United has started releasing award sales to various regions around the world. In some cases, they are in premium cabins and actually bring the award price closer to what it used to be before the great United devaluation of 2014. Show More Summary

The new Delta 752 layout you really want to fly on

Also, the new Delta 752 layout that you are roughly guaranteed to never fly on. Delta does big business operating charter aircraft for sports teams and a recent DoT filing has the company taking 11 of its 757-200 aircraft and reconfiguring...Show More Summary

Would you pay to belong to a loyalty program?

Once upon a time, your favorite companies would encourage repeat business by rewarding you for your loyalty with perks and benefits. Today loyalty comes with a price. The post Would you pay to belong to a loyalty program? appeared first on Elliott.

Well This Has Never Happened Before – More Gift Card Churning Follies

When buying from one exchange and selling to another you can expect fraud and possibly $0 balances, but something happened to me today that I would never expect! The post Well This Has Never Happened Before – More Gift Card Churning Follies appeared first on Miles to Memories.

Frontier Airlines $21 Sale

Frontier Airlines is offering flights starting at $21 one-way. This sale is for tickets purchased through end of day today Monday July 6, 2015 for travel August 4 through September 30, 2015.  Unfortunately though, it seems like the sale...Show More Summary

Avis Launches New Revenue Based Loyalty Program

…with mystery redemption levels. Last fall Avis announced Avis First would be replaced by Avis Preferred and on July 1 that finally happened. You can opt in to earn Avis Preferred points here and get 250 bonus points if you rent within the first 3 months. Whereas the old Avis First program was based on number […]

Two new nonstops to India

Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has given a green light to Indian carriers to expand service to the U.S., the Economic Times of India reports that Air India is planning to start flying to San Francisco later this year. The...Show More Summary

How To Turn A Mattress Run Into A Free Staycation: Introduction

When I was growing up, my Dad would tell me about how when guys are fishing from shore, they would always try to cast to the center of the pond. But when they are fishing from a boat, they would try to cast as far back to the edge of...Show More Summary

Vietnam Airlines 787 Lands at Washington National Airport!

In 1998 a United DC-10 made an emergency landing at Washington's National airport. It was a Chicago - Baltimore flight that was first diverted to Dulles (after being held over Cleveland) and then to National due to weather. It was low on fuel, had 300 passengers on board, and had little choice but to make the landing. Show More Summary

My Secret To Living Out Of A Carry-On

When I first moved into hotels my luggage situation was a mess... as summed up in the picture below. Over time I've realized that if you're going to live out of suitcases full time you need to be super-minimalist and just live out of a carry-on. Show More Summary

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