If you’re a frequent flyer, you might have noticed that your miles don’t go as far as they used to. Spurred by rising costs--from fuel to flight training--and too many passengers with too many points, airlines are taking the pruning...
There’s a Citibank 50,000 mile bonus signup offer for their American Airlines co-brand MasterCard which also has an option to apply for their CitiBusiness World MasterCard with the same bonus. This is not my link but I’m frequently asked whether there’s a big bonus offer for the business version of the American Airlines card. Show More Summary
In the world of high points travel rewards, Marriott’s Hotel + Air package has long been regarded as one of the best values. Hotel + Air packages award 7 hotel nights + airline miles starting at 200,000 Marriott Rewards points. These...Show More Summary
US Bank has upped the signup bonus on their (proprietary points) FlexPerks card. These are points that are useful for buying you paid airline tickets, not points that transfer to airline miles. In general they won’t get you much value for premium cabin international awards. Show More Summary
Wyndham Rewards points have long been transferable into airline miles at the following ratios: 8,000 points to 3,200 miles 17,500 points to 7,000 miles 30,000 points to 12,000 miles They had several airline transfer partners and while...Show More Summary
The Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program does it again with what is being known as another “stealth” devaluation — this time, the number of Wyndham Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points needed to convert to airline frequent flier loyalty program miles has doubled, according to FlyerTalk member lotuspad who posted the following comment...
The Points Guy says that this link — which goes straight to an application page, not to a landing page detailing the offer — will give you 75,000 American Airlines miles after $7500 spend within 3 months for a new Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard®. Show More Summary
A lot of my travel to Europe is dictated by what a convenient stopover point would be enroute to Asia. That's because most Star Alliance airlines charge virtually the same number of miles for travel to Europe as they do for travel to...Show More Summary
News and notes from around the interweb: Lucky points out that you can avoid fuel surcharges on award tickets issued by Air Canada’s Aeroplan by issuing the award for travel on an airline like United, for which they don’t add those fees, and then changing the ticket after departure to an airline like Lufthansa. Show More Summary
Claes Bell Sorry to be a buzz kill on New Year’s, but 2014 is shaping up to be a bad year for frequent flier mile fanatics and other collectors of “points” doled out by credit card companies, airlines and others. There’s a massive devaluation of points and miles going on, requiring consumers to spend more to get [...]Show More Summary
Key Links:Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Ink Plus® Business Card Ink Bold® Business Card When you watch tv commercials for Chase’s credit cards they often talk about earning points that get you free travel. Their card commercials really undersell the value proposition they offer. Show More Summary
Miles and points were once seen as a reward for loyalty, a customer to be treated better and more flexibly when reaping the fruits of travels. In recent times though airlines have become more draconian with change fees and some haveShow More Summary
Ryan points to a new promotion for buying American Airlines miles that I hadn’t seen, and asks if it’s marginally better than this week’s 100% bonus for buying US Airways miles. Gary – could you also buy 90,000 AA miles more cheaplyShow More Summary
Tuesday night I read the Supreme Court transcripts so you don’t have to — there were some priceless frequent flyer moments during the Court’s oral argument in the case of the Rabbi who complained too much and Ngorthwest Airlines closed...Show More Summary
Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature Card Wyndham Rewards is the hotel program for Wyndham, Days Inn, Ramada, Knights Inn, Wingate, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Baymont, and other related hotel brands. I’m not a frequent customer of the chain, but I am a member of the program. Show More Summary
Airlines and hotels are raising the price of free loyalty program rewards, so your miles and points will lose buying power. But you may be able to beat the price hikes if you book quickly.
From rewards points to airline miles to cash back, there are many, many ways to earn so-called rewards by using a credit card. But rewards programs are often confusing and are sometimes limited by byzantine rules that can make them worthless or cause points to vanish into thin air. FULL CONFESSION What a credit card rewards fool I have been… … [More]
The American Airlines AAdvantage Shopping portal is offer a holiday shopping bonus that will give you an extra 10 points per dollar at each spending threshold. There is no minimum spending requirement on a given purchase, they will take...Show More Summary
Last week I wrote about the four different Chase Ink small business cards. Two have no annual fee, and two have fees. The biggest difference is that points earned by the no annual fee cards do not transfer to airline miles or hotel points,...Show More Summary
United’s award chart will be devalued come February, award prices are going up, up up. Big changes at United have many flyers considering alternatives. But it would be a shame to jump to a new airline to accumulate points, only to find that airline devaluing its own points shortly thereafter. Show More Summary