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The Craziest Things We’ve Done to Earn Miles

by View from the Wing
I asked readers to share what’s on their mind and one reader mentioned earning miles for a hair loss consultation even though she had a full head of hair. That’s a famous one. The offer was 20,000 Delta miles for going in to see Bosley, I did it...

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Are You In Seattle This Weekend? Come Say Hello!

Point Me to the Plane

Point Me to the Plane has been on a 2 1/2 week hiatus but will return back to a normal posting schedule this coming Monday. In the meantime, if you happen to be in Seattle this weekend for the...

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On United – What Next?

Marshall Jackson on Travel

I read the news this morning that United managed to lose money in Q1 while their chief competitors, all of whom faced a bit of winter weather as well, did not. Most impressive news of today? American...

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Double American AAdvantage Miles between the US and...

Points, Miles & Martinis

American Airlines has two promotions going on write now where AAdvantage members can earn double miles when flying between the US and Tokyo. The first offer is for double miles between New York...

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I’m not a big user of apps or games on my phone but there are a few that I do get lots of use out of. When traveling, I find TripIt and Currency to be extremely useful. TripIt is also essential when planning trips. I also get lots of use out of AwardWallet which is... Read more

Ever planned a trip around one particular destination or attraction only to find out too late that it won’t be open? I scheduled a 36 […] Read more

Today is the Freddie Awards in Seattle and I am flying on Virgin America for the very first time. I booked this flight for just 6697 elevate points back when there was a transfer bonus with American Express Membership Rewards. It was a great redemption, and I was excited to try... Read more

I had an interesting dilemma this morning and I’m not sure I handled it the right way. Last week I wrote about being downgraded from Diamond to Silver status, missing the ‘soft landing’ to Gold that I expected. And I missed several opportunities for quick and... Read more

Today I tried to redeem my category 1-4 free night certificates for Andaz Savannah. Turns out the hotel has no Standard Award rooms available for the dates I will be in the city. The experience revealed some interesting aspects to Hyatt’s free night certificates. I can still... Read more

Through May 31, 2014, Southwest is offering a 25% discount on the purchase of Rapid Rewards points. You can (though I don’t know why you would) purchase up to 60,000 Rapid Rewards points through this promotion. The minimum number of points you can purchase through the... Read more

When Papa Jeffsetter and I booked our trip to South Africa and decided to stay in Cape Town, we knew that it would be important to visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years as a political prisoner. While I had read some reports online about the trip... Read more

Asiana Airlines is one of my favourite airlines as they have great food, great service, and a great First Class Suites product on their 777-200ER. As well, they’re receiving the A380 in a few months. They also have blackout dates during peak periods such as Christmas and... Read more

Uber is one of those companies that just makes life better. When public transportation in a city isn’t good, I used to get really frustrated by the lack of options and taxi “mafias,” though for the cities in which Uber operates I love them. They have Uber Black Car, which... Read more

Yesterday I was helping a family member book a flight to Washington DC (I’m sure lots of you act as the ‘family travel agent’ as well), and after we had completed the booking we were offered the opportunity to confirm a first class seat for $159 each way. ... Read more

This first one I HT my fellow BA blogger PM&M for alerting us to this one that is targeted but at the moment most seem to be able to register HERE with their Skymiles number. They may fix the bug, if it is one, so register sooner than later and PRINT proof that you are... Read more

Drinking lots of water is a great way to protect against dehydration during travel. I often bring a water bottle to the airport and then fill up once I’m through security. While at home, I love the Contigo Addison water bottles—they are leak proof and shatter resistant, plus... Read more

Starting today, there is a promotion where Southwest is selling their points at a 25% discount. While a discount always sounds great, Southwest has a fixed redemption program, so you’ll still not get the value that they are worth, typically. But let’s go through the math to... Read more

Back in February, I pointed out a bug on Delta’s website that shows a cancelled flight and a rebooked flight that was in the wrong […] Read more

My email inbox received an offer yesterday from Hyatt Gold Passport for 5,000 bonus points after four stays from May 1 – July 31, 2014. This is a targeted offer that I saw mentioned on a few blogs this week. Typically I do not write about targeted offers, but since I got this... Read more

I have written about my thing for Global Entry a few times. Quite frankly, I love Global Entry! It is such a convenience and timesaver and is definitely something to consider for anyone thinking about/doing international travel. Here is just one of the reasons I love it and why... Read more

April 30th marks the end of almost all the major hotel promotions. This is a reminder that if you were looking to take advantage (mattress runs, etc.) you only have a few days left. Here is a recap on all the promotions: Marriott’s “Megabonus” promotion (blog... Read more

Delta is currently running a promotion where you can earn 2,000 bonus MQM’s on your next Delta flight anywhere as well as a bunch of bonus miles and MQM’s if you fly out of New York’s LaGuardia As thanks for flying Delta, you’ll earn an additional 2,000... Read more