World Cup memories

I must admit that I got swept up in the 2014 World Cup. I was cheering for the United States even though I knew they had no realistic chance of advancing very far. When... Read More

Fly & Dine
Alaska Airlines Hires Pancake-Making Robot + $10 off Day Pass

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Okay, you can put your hands down, Celiac sufferers. Everybody else, get ready for a pancake miracle. Alaska Airlines has upped the... Read More

Heels First Travel
Three Better Ways to Check US Airways Flight Status

When checking your US Airways flight status, your intuition would be that is the best place to check.  But there are three better places […] Read More

Pizza in Motion
If The Suitcase Fits….

I finished up my review of the Briggs & Riley BRX Explore International Expandable Wide-body Upright just yesterday, but missed a very important piece of... Read More

Deals We Like
Last Day to Get a 20% Rebate on all JetBlue Redemption Reservations

This is a quick reminder that this promotion ends tonight! JetBlue is running a great promotion where ultimately you can use your points for free flights with a 20%... Read More

Points, Miles and Martinis
Occidental El Embajador Santo Domingo Royal Club Room

I recently stayed at the Occidental El Embajador in Santo Domingo while on a 4 day business trip. This was a new property for me, in a city that I frequent quite often.... Read More

Running with Miles
Buying Open Box Best Buy Online – Why Its Good For Spending

With the limiting of certain types of prepaid cards and reloads, many people are looking for other ways to get their manufactured spend in. Sure, it is still possible to... Read More

View From the Wing
Improvement to Evolve Money, Double Stay Credit, and 2000 United Miles

News and notes from around the interweb: One of my favorite travel journalists – Barbara DeLollis – joined BoardingArea. Seriously, check it out. Evolve... Read More

One Mile at a Time
It’s Time To Tackle The Bucket List

A couple of days ago I got an interesting question on Instagram, of all places. The question was: "With three planes gone missing just this year, how has your perception... Read More

One Mile at a Time
IHG PointBreaks Preview

The most recent IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks preview was just posted in the IHG forum. The hotels on the list will be available for booking starting Monday, July... Read More

Road Warriorette
One dress, two ways—change your look with accessories

Packing for a business trip can be overwhelming. Making sure you have everything you need for several days of outfits and beauty can be daunting! Not mention having to... Read More

Points, Miles and Martinis
SPG Get Extra Credit Double Elite Qualifying Stays/Nights (Targeted)

Starwood Preferred Guest has launched a targeted promotion for stays from July 15, 2014 through October 15, 2014. Members who are targeted and enrolled in this... Read More

Points, Miles and Martinis
Free $45 Value! Today Only Get 13 Free Apps For iTunes!

It’s Friday again and time for more free kid’s apps. Here is a great deal if you are looking for some new kid-friendly apps for iTunes! Through tonight, 10... Read More

Michael W Travels
My Starwood Biz Amex Retention Offer

When I’m not working on fulfilling minimum spends to earn bonuses on new credit cards, I tend to have a couple of (not so surprising) go- to cards. I try... Read More

No Shoes, No Socks … No Underwear?

Would an announcement requesting passengers to please keep their smelly feet contained within their hopefully less smelly socks do any good? And do we need to extend... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Citi Downgrade Cards for $300 Cashback a Year

When annual fee time hits, Citi cards often attract retention offers of varying appeal. An alternate option is to downgrade or convert the card to another Citi product.... Read More

Lufthansa Flyer
LUFTHANSA: Enter To Win 2 Business Class Tickets To Your Dream Destination!

Enter for your chance to win 2 Lufthansa Business Class tickets to your dream destination as well as 2 weeks accommodation courtesy of Read More

One Mile at a Time
I’m Flying La Compagnie From Paris To Newark Today!!!

As ya’ll know, I’m pretty excited/hormonal about La Compagnie, the new all business class airline flying between Paris and Newark. Their business model is as... Read More

Deals We Like
Purchase Southwest Points with a 40% Bonus

I received an email from Southwest yesterday that for the next week they are running a promotion where you can purchase their points with a 40%... Read More

View From the Wing
Get 70,000 Marriott Points and a Free Night, But Don’t Spend Everyday With Their Card

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. I do not write about all credit cards... Read More

Running with Miles
Austrian Airlines Business Class Review

In May, I had to return to Greece for the weekend. Since I had not flown one of the (now inflated) US Airways 90,000 “special” awards (US to North Asia via... Read More

Road Warriorette
Best luggage brands contest winner!

Earlier this week I asked you to share what your favorite carry-on luggage brand is and why. To encourage participation I offered a $50 Amazon gift card to one person... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus

The Ink Plus® Business Credit Card is one of my favorite all around business cards, given that it offers: - A generous sign-up bonus - Extremely rewarding bonus... Read More

Mommy Points
New IHG Rewards Point Breaks Preview List: 5,000 Points Per Night

The preview list of IHG Point Breaks hotels is now available on the IHG Community Forum. The Point Breaks rooms will be available for 5,000 IHG Reward points per night... Read More

Fly & Dine
#airplanefood: The Best Recent Airplane Food Tweets

While the world at large still thinks of airplane food as slightly-warmed garbage, there are a select few (yourself included if you’re reading this!) that know... Read More