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We Shouldn’t Plan our own Trips. Here’s why. | #Mileburn2016 Pregame

The challenge was clear. Construct an anniversary trip with saved miles across several airline mileage and hotel point programs that resembles something close to free. Having miles to burn in our American... Read More The post We Shouldn’t Plan our own Trips. Here’s why. | #Mileburn2016 Pregame appeared first on

Put Away That Airline Miles Credit Card!

When you put unbonused spend on a mileage-earning credit card you are basically buying those points for two cents each -- the opportunity cost of putting the spending on a 2% cash back card -- and that's likely a mistake since most people wouldn't buy miles for 2 cents each. Continue reading Put Away That Airline Miles Credit Card!...

The Complete Guide to Transferring Hotel Points to Airline Miles

As I just spent some time comparing hotel loyalty programs, I decided to also look at the opportunities to transfer hotel rewards points. This post contains a simple table for each of the six major hotel chains and their airline transfer partners. (I’ve done this before, but it is two years out-of-date.) Many people like to […] This post was originally published on Travel Codex.

Why I’ll Never Feel Bad About My Vacation Spending

A few weeks ago, I spent seven nights in Cancun with my little family of four. It was a fairly inexpensive trip, largely paid for by airline miles and hotel points. However, we did manage to spend over $1,000 in seven night’s time –Show More Summary

Using Southwest Rapid Rewards to Save Huge on Flights

There are certain airline frequent flyer programs that are the “golden children” of many miles and points fanatics because of their award charts, redemption sweet spots, routing rules, destinations, partners, etc. Then there are theShow More Summary

Finding AAdvantage SWU flights and my 2016 flight aspirations

My AAdvantage account currently has eight American Airlines SWU e-certificates. The System Wide Upgrades are valid for a one-way upgrade on a paid ticket with up to three flight segments outbound or inbound. Miles and points wisdom states the best value for an SWU is upgrading long-haul international flights. Show More Summary

Last Chance: Don’t Let $200 Airline Fee Credit Go to Waste!

There are just three days left until the end of 2015, so it is high time to take care of any last minute travel, miles, points, and credit card deals that need to be completed by December 31st. One very important task is to be sure you have utilized the airline fee credits that come with some American Express cards. Show More Summary

Business Class to Asia for $1358 Roundtrip

Hainan Airlines is launching a new flight between Los Angeles and Changsha, China and is currently pricing it at $1358 roundtrip. Visit China, use it as a jumping off point for Asia, and credit the miles to Alaska Airlines or Etihad. Continue reading Business Class to Asia for $1358 Roundtrip...

$49 for $415 Hotel Room, Places To Go 2015, Priceless Surprises Update, 1st Islamic Compliant Airline, McDonald’s Canada & More- The Rehash!

The new year will be upon us in just a few days. I closed out the year with one last credit card application approval. I haven’t added up how many miles & points I’ve earned from sign up bonuses but I’m pretty sure that it is less than I’ve earned in quite some time. Show More Summary

Earn 750 Bonus Points with Southwest Dining

There are many ways to earn miles and points. Besides credit card signup bonuses, one of the best ways to earn miles and points is by earning them for things you’re already spending your money on. One of these ways is through airline and hotel dining programs. Show More Summary

BONUS POINTS: Double Your HHonors Returns

Hilton’s popular “Double Your HHonors” promotion is returning early in 2016. Just register in advance and you’ll be eligible to earn double points at any Hilton family hotel or double miles from any of Hilton’s 60+ airline partners.Show More Summary

Hilton’s New Double Points or Miles Promotion for 2016

Hilton is starting 2016 with a double points promotion that will run from January 1 through April 30, 2016. With this offer you can select to earn either double bonus HHonors points or double airline miles (from a participating airline). Show More Summary

Three Credit Cards to Get in 2016

When airlines or hotels merge or consolidate it is generally a bad thing for miles, points, and deals junkies. One bad thing that usually happens is that the number of co-branded credit cards (and credit card sign-up bonuses!) out there decreases. Show More Summary

Starwood Just Added a New Star Alliance Transfer Partner With Fantastic Business/First Class Award Pricing

Starwood's Starpoints are already the most valuable loyalty program currency. They have the most airline transfer partners where points transfer 1:1 and of course when you move Starwood points into 20,000 miles you get 5000 bonus miles. Show More Summary

25% Bonus Transferring American Express Points to Hawaiian Airlines Miles

American Express Membership Rewards transfers to Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles receive a 25% bonus through December 21. Now that you can no longer use American AAdvantage miles to fly between the mainland and Hawaii and indeed flying...Show More Summary

A Paradox of Revenue-Based Mileage-Earning

If airlines increasingly award points as a multiple of the price paid for your ticket, why do they call those pointsmiles’? And if elite status at Delta and United are based on minimum revenue as a proxy for your value to the airline,...Show More Summary

These Ads and Videos Show Us Why We Love Loyalty Programs

I'm not at all a fan of most airline advertising, and I'm not claiming these are effective, but I sure do actually have favorites in the world of miles and points advertising. And one favorite video made by a frequent traveler. Continue reading These Ads and Videos Show Us Why We Love Loyalty Programs...

LifeMiles Just Got More Valuable: Lufthansa First Class Bookable Again

Avianca is a Star Alliance airline that regularly sells miles cheap, I bought quite a haul at around 1.35 cents per mile recently. They offer one way awards, cash and points awards, and make their Star Alliance partner awards bookable online. Show More Summary

Which Credit Card Should You Buy Points With?

As I write about all the time, buying miles can be a fantastic way to book premium cabin tickets for pennies on the dollar when compared to the retail cost. While airlines seem to be continually devaluing their rewards for frequent flyers, the programs are as robust as ever before when it comes to the ways in which you can buy miles. Show More Summary

Earn 5,500 Southwest Points!

Southwest Airlines is running a pretty good promotion where you can earn bonus miles by shopping through their online portal. Between now and November 26, 2015, you can earn up to 5,500 bonus points based on how much you spend online:...Show More Summary

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