Running with Miles
Get A $200 Sears Gift Card For $180 – And Why You Want It

eBay has a sale today on a Sears gift with a $200 value – you can buy it for $180 (10% off). That is a pretty decent deal going into the holidays, but because it... Read More

Frequent Miler
Amex shuts down “old” Blue Cash accounts

Flyertalk has been lighting up with reports from those who have had their “old” Blue Cash credit card accounts suddenly closed.  Some discovered the... Read More

Heels First Travel
$250 Summer Fares to Iceland & Europe

If you’ve ever wanted to go to Iceland or see Europe during the summer, now is the time! The Points Guy just posted about a sale […] Read More

The Gate
Vignettes of the Streets of Manila

The miasma of urine, diesel and and body odors reeked in the dense and stale early morning air along Taft Avenue in Pasay City. A man lay near a fresh pink puddle of... Read More

View From the Wing
Do You Dispute Small Charges? Or Am I Just Being Petty?

I checked into a Hyatt Regency property late on recent evening. Three’s a store in the lobby, and it had just closed. I asked at check-in whether there was... Read More

Running with Miles
Aegean Fare Sale – 25% Off To International Destinations

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Aegean Airlines and their fare sales will become more relevant going forward since it will remain the easiest way to receive... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Making the drive to Vegas

It is a long, mostly straight road through the hot desert. And yet, for some reason, I've always wanted to make the trip. I can now check off Los Angeles to Las Vegas by... Read More

Travel Summary
Amex Closing Many Old Blue Cash Credit Card Accounts Today

Per this FlyerTalk thread, multiple people have reported receiving emails indicating their old Blue Cash credit card accounts are being closed today without any warning.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
When Does Centurion Lounge SFO Open?

There's no denying that American Express is making a "splash" in the US airport lounge market with their Centurion Lounges. One of the biggest perks of the Platinum... Read More

Will Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Replace Passports?

An Enhanced Driver's License is essentially a driver's license that also works as a passport when crossing between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean through a... Read More

Michael W Travels
Oktoberfest, Ice Cream & Racing: Oklahoma Trip: Day 1

The main purpose of our trip to Oklahoma was to check out Oktoberfest Tulsa. Find out what else we did during our first day visiting the state... The post Oktoberfest,... Read More

Points, Miles and Martinis
SPG Hot Escapes: The “Hey … I’ve Been There” Edition

It’s Wednesday. It’s raining on the East Coast. I’ve been to Venice, Madrid and Abu Dhabi in the past six weeks. I’m in a rut. I decided to look... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Safety Video Wednesday: Air New Zealand (a new one with Hobbits)

It’s Wednesday, so it must be time for a new safety video from Air New Zealand… with the Hobbits returning for another outing, in what the airline calls... Read More

View From the Wing
Cathay Pacific About to Rebrand, Focus on Its Core Asian-ness By Becoming an Online Travel Agency

The American Airlines rebranding was incredibly expensive. And while it’s true that the new composite aircraft they’ve ordered need painting rather than... Read More

Deals We Like
Can IHG Be Trusted with Changing the “Into the Nights” Terms?

Over the past few days you might have read on many blogs that IHG changed the terms of their “Into the Nights” promo. While I wasn’t personally... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Club Carlson London hotels TripAdvisor rankings

As I was writing this article I came across a Telegraph UK hotel review which questions the role of TripAdvisor and the influence of smart social media on the part of... Read More

One Mile at a Time
New AAdvantage Program Being Announced Tomorrow?

While not yet set in stone, there are rumors that American will announce the new AAdvantage program tomorrow, and that it will take effect starting in March 2014. JonNYC... Read More

Travel Summary
Japan Airlines First Class Review (Sky Suite) NRT-LAX

Introduction: A Quick Trip to Taipei EVA Air Business Class Review (Royal Laurel Class) LAX-TPE Grand Hyatt Taipei Review JAL Business Class Lounge TPE Review JAL... Read More

Mommy Points
Creating Truly Priceless Family Experiences

Airline miles can fly you almost anywhere.  Hotel points can get you a place to lay your head.  Dollars can buy you darn near anything, including a ticket into... Read More

Pearls of Travel Wisdom
How Important is Wi-Fi When Flying?

This article reminded me of the recent Wi-Fi survey sponsored by Honeywell. In their second annual survey, Honeywell tells us that about two-thirds of passengers look... Read More

Heels First Travel
How to Fly in an A380 First Class Cabin

I’m sure most luxury miles and points travelers would love to fly in First Class on an A380. There are 143 of these birds out there, […] Read More

Canadian Travel Hacking
15% Off – Air Canada Global Sale; Ends October 24, 2014

Flight deals: Find the latest sale fares. Book now! You’ll save 15% on flights to worldwide destinations with Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada rouge.... Read More

Points, Miles and Martinis
2x Hertz Gold Plus Points Plus Dream Car Getaway

From now through mid December you can enter to win a three-day Dream Car rental, airfare for two, and a two-night weekend stay! Plus if you register, you’ll also... Read More

Running with Miles
Special Hertz Elite Status For United Elites And (Some) Cardholders

A while back, cardholders of the Chase Presidential Plus card (and continued with the United Club card which replaced it) received Avis President’s Club status as... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Perks Of Citi Prestige Card

Contrary to Ben's advice in July, I recently applied for a Citi Prestige card. And I did it for mostly the wrong reason. You see, we have a big trip coming up where... Read More