Ethiopian is giving away 3,000 miles as part of a Valentine's Day giveaway, but is it worth joining their loyalty program to get them?
I'm often intrigued and sometimes inspired by stories of people traveling the world using points and miles. There's a well-known (within certain circles, at least) man who earned over a million airline miles by purchasing more than $3,000 worth of pudding during a special promotion in 1999. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, I wrote about some airline bonus offers by going through an online shopping portal to do all your shopping online. Currently, there are two offers that I know about: United: Earn up to 1,000 points; expires February...Show More Summary
With Alaska Airlines acquiring Virgin America, they've set up the ability to transfer points at a ratio of 1 to 1.3 from Virgin American to Alaska Airlines. They are also handing out Alaska Airlines miles like candy. Continue reading 10,000 Free Alaska Miles — Deadline Extended...
Yesterday, I called Marriott’s Platinum Elite phone line (800-399-4229) in order to book a Travel Package. Marriott travel packages are awards in which you exchange Marriott Rewards points for airline miles plus a certificate for aShow More Summary
United Airlines shopping portal is offering a one day increased offer where you can earn 15x points by shopping online at select merchants. This is very similar to the Alaska Airlines promotions I wrote about a few days ago, but this time you are earning miles with United Airlines. Show More Summary
Japan Airlines (JAL) is famous for their great service, and their First Class product is one of my favorite out there. They are part of the oneworld alliance, and with their new partnership with Alaska, redeeming miles and points on JAL flights is more accessible than ever. Show More Summary
What type of airline mile or credit card point is best for you depends entirely on things like where you live, where you want to go, whether you are good with economy seats and budget hotels or are after a bit more luxury, how many people travel with you, and on and on. Show More Summary
The ultimate animated miles & points video will always be the one about checking into a hotel as a Diamond guest, which makes me laugh every time: However, on the airline front, this video is a pretty close second. It's entitled "Life Observations: Airplanes," and is spot on: If you need a good laugh, be sure to give it a watch.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn't have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. Show More Summary
Whenever I read what seems to be dozens of headlines at BoardingArea and elsewhere to check my account for some gift of frequent travel loyalty program miles or points, I immediately get skeptical — but I grudgingly check my accountShow More Summary
The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass is by far my favorite thing in the entire points and miles world. It allows a companion to fly with you for FREE (plus minimal taxes) and UNLIMITED number of times during the length of the pass.Show More Summary
As of yesterday, thanks to the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines, you can now book Virgin America operated flights using Alaska Airlines miles, as well as transfer your Virgin America Elevate points to Alaska Airlines at a rate of 1 Elevate point = 1.3 Alaska Airlines miles. Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines is giving almost everyone 10,000 free miles plus you can now book Virgin flights with Alaska miles and convert your Virgin points as well. The post Convert Virgin Points to Alaska, Book Virgin Flights with Alaska & 10K Free Miles for Almost Everyone appeared first on Frequent Miler.
For most of us, most of the time, we have the luxury of thinking through our travel plans maybe months or even a year in advance. Especially if we’re using miles and points to book air and hotel reservations, booking way ahead is a good...Show More Summary
With the closing of Alaska's acquisition of Virgin America last month, it was announced that Virgin America miles would transfer to Alaska Airlines at a ratio of 1 to 1.3. That functionality is live. You can now convert your Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines. Continue reading Points Transfers From Virgin America to Alaska Airlines Are Now Live!...
Take a look at your Alaska Airlines mileage statements - I just got 10,000 bonus points!
Arguably Club Carlson has been the most rewarding program for in-hotel spend since they launched in 2011. That’s even after they devalued points transfers to airline miles (and not for the first time), devalued the program across the...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, I wrote about some airline bonus offers by going through an online shopping portal to do all your shopping online. Currently, there are three offers that I know about: Alaska Airlines: Earn up to 1,00 points; expires January...Show More Summary
While the new year can be depressing for those of us into miles & points, the good news is that it also means a new year of American Express airline fee credits, as those reset on January 1. Based on my card portfolio, it's an opportunity...Show More Summary