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. Here’s my all-time favorite print ad: And my favorite television...Show More Summary
Philippine Airlines flies non-stop from North America to Southeast Asia. You don’t hear about them often because they do not have any US frequent flyer partners, and no bank program transfers points to the Mabuhay Miles program. And yet therein lies an opportunity. Show More Summary
Typically when airlines have a partnership, you can redeem miles for travel on the other carrier. That's different, however, than being able to convert miles into the partner program. For example, American Airlines and British Airways are partners, have a joint venture, and both belong to the oneworld alliance. Show More Summary
Back in July Spirit Airlines launched a promotion that only they could pull off. You could tell them what you hate about an airline, and they’d give you 8000 free points for it. Of course, 8000 miles in the Spirit program isn’t 8000 miles as you usually think of them. Show More Summary
Convert those unused frequent guest loyalty program points of lodging companies into MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles towards award travel on United Airlines — and receive a bonus of 20 percent on all conversions worth...Show More Summary
United Airlines Mileage Plus has a limited time offer giving one Marriott Rewards point for every 3 MileagePlus miles bought by October 20, 2014. Miles are available in increments of 3,000 miles for purchases up to 150,000 miles. The maximum bonus with this offer is 50,000 Marriott Rewards points. Show More Summary
By Three Point Aviation Services LLC: September Data for Spirit Airlines On Tuesday, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) released its traffic numbers for September, noting a 13.5% increase in passenger miles flown, year-over-year. That passenger increase was offset by an 18% increase in capacity, resulting in a 3.2% drop in load factor, year-over-year. Show More Summary
Reader Steven H. emails, I think Swa has raised their offer back up to 50k miles to sign up with Chase. I got an email offer Indeed, there’s a 50,000 point signup offer for the Chase co-brand Southwest Airlines card. The $99 annual fee...Show More Summary
The cover story of this month’s Inside Flyer is called “The Ethics of a Mile” and deals with gifting, bartering and selling awards — and the consequences for violating a program’s rules. In general, most airline and hotel programs will...Show More Summary
ALMOST every company accepts a basic contract between business travellers and employers: employees go where the boss sends them, but get to keep the airline miles and hotel points (and associated perks) for themselves. But it doesn't always work that way. Show More Summary
What is worth more: cash-back rewards or "points" like airline miles and hotel rewards? You may be surprised.
American Airlines Credit Card 50000 Bonus Miles: Monday I wrote about the 50,000 bonus point offering for signing up for the Citibank American Airline small business credit card. The link I had been using for a long while stopped working, but a reader provided me with a new one. Show More Summary
The Tax Court yesterday required the taxpayer to include $668 in income as reported by Citibank on Form 1099-MISC as the value of an airline ticket received by the taxpayer upon redemption of 50,000 "Thank You Points" from opening a Citibank account. Shankar v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 5 (Aug....
SPG points to AAdvantage miles in less than 48 hours is simply a data point to let readers know that my transfer from Starwood Preferred Guest to American Airlines AAdvantage miles was initiated Sunday morning at 10:30am and the miles have posted to my AAdvantage account this morning. Show More Summary
Members who select British Airways Executive Club as their Points & Miles airline partner with Hilton HHonors earn 4x Avios points per dollar for stays at participating London hotels and 3x Avios points for stays at hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Show More Summary
Imagine losing your cat on the very day that you are planning to move thousands of miles away. And then, miraculously, someone finds your feline friend a few weeks later. But by that point, you’re so far away that you can’t afford to fly or drive back to bring him back. This is exactly what happened to a woman from … [More]
Credit card companies love to advertise all the perks of being a cardholder — rewards points, cash back, airline miles, etc. — but card issuers have historically hidden the not-as-good stuff in the fine print of card applications. A new study finds that banks are doing a better job of making things more transparent — but not about everything. CardHub’s … [More]
Citibank made Thank You points useful again, at least if yo have a Citi Thank You Premier, Prestige, or Citi Chairmans card. That’s because they now allow points transfers to airline miles. If you don’t currently have Citi Thank You points, the quickest boost to that balance is here. Show More Summary
Southwest Rapid Rewards is offering a 40% bonus on purchased miles through the end of the month. The price of to buy points with this offer is 1.96 cents apiece. At most Rapid Rewards points are worth 1.42 cents (plus some option value in that Southwest award tickets are cancellable without penalty). Show More Summary
A Hamas rocket hit and destroyed a house in Yahoud, a town only a mile from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Tuesday, raising severe alarm in among the international airlines and leading most of them to cancel flights to Tel Aviv.