What many people do not realize, if your entire goal is to earn airline miles (and not hotel points), then the Starwood credit card is in fact better than an airline specific credit card (without taking into consideration the sign up...Show More Summary
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I don’t play the points & miles game like most others. My annual spending isn’t enough to quickly build points. So I do what I can to make traveling at least once a year more affordable. And one of the best tools to accomplish this is […] The post Best Airline Card for Infrequent Travelers appeared first on Jeffsetter Travel.
We have written quite a bit lately on the value of Marriott Travel Packages, whereby Marriott Rewards members can use points for a package that includes a number of airline miles and a certificate for a stay in a Marriott hotel. There...Show More Summary
Online shopping portals can be a great way to earn additional rewards for your spend, with the option of earning bonus airline miles, hotel points, transferable points, or even cashback. Essentially you just initiate your purchase with...Show More Summary
Today only, American Airlines is offering 4x points on Apple purchases when you go through their online shopping portal. Additionally, if you spend $350 or more, you’ll an an extra 1,000 miles! This is a very high earning potential if...Show More Summary
Ivanka Trump’s favorite airline will give you 5000 miles for your first flight when you join their frequent flyer program. And you can get a 50% bonus when you transfer points from a Citi Prestige Card or other ThankYou points card to...Show More Summary
Singapore Airlines has announced upcoming changes to their award chart. While chart changes typically mean huge devaluations that result in award prices skyrocketing, this change isn’t all bad depending on how you value points vs cash. Show More Summary
Singapore Airlines premium cabin awards from the US are among the most challenging ones to get (though business is easier than first). But it's worth pointing out that the presumption in favor of not booking a Star Alliance connecting...Show More Summary
Would you rather pay more miles or more cash for an award ticket? Singapore Airlines is revising its award charts and policies, increasing points required while cutting many fees. The post More miles, fewer fees for Singapore Airlines awards appeared first on Wandering Aramean.
While I've long used Starwood points for hotel stays -- the Starwood program has more top-end properties that I'd want to stay at than any other chain -- often the best value can be obtained through airline mileage transfers. I've carried...Show More Summary
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