Points, Miles & Martinis
Cellphone Bomb Found In Baggage By Security

This is scary! As reported by Mirror.co.uk, in article “Cellphone bomb found hidden in passenger luggage by X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India.”... Read More

God Save The Points
Amazing Deal: $79+ Many U.S. Cities To Miami Round Trip On American Airlines…

When you have to do a double take- you know it’s a great deal. As folks settle in for the long cold winter in most of America, people in Miami just keep their... Read More

The Gate
Sunwapta Falls is Worth a Quick Visit

I first arrived at Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park, thinking that it was on my way to Athabasca Glacier in the Rocky Mountains of Canada — and that I... Read More

Mommy Points
Earn Thousands of Bonus United Miles on Purchased Tickets (Targeted)

Targeted promotions can be so amazing or so annoying, depending entirely upon which end of the coin you find your account. A new targeted promotion available to some... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Reiseveranstalter bringt Antrag auf Konkurs gegen Niki ein

Die Airberlin und Topbonus Insolvenz wird immer spannender. Heute hat ein Reiseveranstalter einen Antrag auf Insolvenz von Niki eingebracht ... Read More

Points With a Crew
How to transfer Hilton points to friends and family (for free)

Follow this step by step tutorial on how to transfer Hilton points to friends, family members, spouses or anyone else, for free. Through Hilton Points pooling, you can... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
The New Bluffworks Meridian Dress Shirt is Here and it is Fantastic!

Bluffworks is going for it again with their new Meridian Dress Shirt. Sneak preview: it is great. Click through for more details! The post The New Bluffworks Meridian... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Prime Minister: Canada Will NOT Buy Boeing Jets

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has declared that Canada will not do business with Boeing, threatening to look elsewhere to supply Canada’s next generation... Read More

View from the Wing
You Won’t Have to Go to Jail for Using Your Smartphone in Airplane Mode on Chinese Airlines

Chinese civil aviation regulations forbid the use of mobile phones inflight – even in airplane mode – but they do not forbid the use of tablets. I know this... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Airberlin streicht WIRKLICH große Teile der Langstrecke – Ryan, Eurowings und Condor bringen sich in Position

Gestern hat man es noch dementiert, aber mit 24.09. streicht man große Teile der Airberlin Langstrecke. Zeitgleich bringen sich Eurowings, Ryanair und Condor in... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The Two Credit Cards That I Consider To Be Too Generous

The credit card landscape is more competitive than ever before, and that's great for consumers. Credit card companies make money through a combination of three revenue... Read More

TravelUpdate
Theft In The Air: Qatar Airways Inflight Shocker

A colleague was winging her way to the Maldives from Los Angeles on Qatar Airways for a business trip when the unexpected happened. She emerged from the loo only to... Read More

Mommy Points
Southwest Very Close to a Hawaii Announcement?

I’m not sure there is a longer-standing airline route rumor than when it comes to Southwest and Hawaii. Just as an example, there has been an active... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Checking In: BLOC Hotel – Gatwick Airport

Need a quick overnight near Gatwick Airport? How about a stay in the Bloc Hotel inside the terminal. Hard to find a more convenient option, and it was surprisingly... Read More

Pizza in Motion
A Honeymoon And A Divorce, Iceland Stopovers On United And Cheap Flights To Singapore

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... Read More

God Save The Points
The Inside Scoop On Ryanair’s Complete Meltdown….

It’s safe to say that Ryanair is having a bad week. To make things worse- things aren’t going to get better for at least six more weeks. Talk about a bad... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Emirates will introduce enhanced screening to USA in October 2017

Emirates will introduce new screening and check-in measures for US-bound passengers in October 2017. Here is the lowdown on this move. Don't worry, you won't be... Read More

View from the Wing
New Book Out Today From Frequent Flyer Chris Guillebeau — Highly Actionable

I've been following the work of Chris Guillebeau for a long time. Chris has visited every country in the world and he did it as a miles and points guy, he wrote an... Read More

Deals We Like
Earn $15 in Free Gift Cards for Eating Out!

If you eat out often (or ever), I highly recommend checking out the site Seated. This app allows you to make a restaurant reservation through their app and for doing so... Read More

ThePointsOfLife
Taco Bell in Shanghai (Puxi): Time to Move!

My favorite city in the world is Shanghai. From bargaining, to dumplings, to nightlife, the city has everything an expat needs to live the good life. Well, almost... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The Creative Way Lufthansa Is Taking Over Airberlin’s Routes To The Caribbean

Airberlin's days are very much numbered. The airline filed for insolvency over a month ago, and has a temporary loan from the German government as airberlin's creditors... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
Chuck Takes a Mileage Run to Bali

Hi, I’m Chuck Brackett and this is my first ever blog post. I spent over 21 years in the Navy and I’ve spent the last 8 as a Navy spouse so I’ve seen a... Read More

Travelling the World
My Longest Economy Class Flight in 5+ Years

Thanks to miles and points, most of the time I don’t have to fly Economy Class. The only exceptions are flights under 3 hours – if Economy is substantially... Read More

Miles To Memories
Conrad Centennial Singapore Review: Worn & Disappointing

A full Conrad Centennial Singapore Review including why this luxury property is a bit old, worn and why my stay wasn't quite as luxurious as expected. Read More

TravelUpdate
British Airways Adds Gatwick Flights

British Airways is one of the legacy airlines that has been expanding to the US quite aggressively. They recently added flights to Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans and... Read More

Running with Miles
Use Hilton Points on Amazon – At A Really Bad Rate

There is a new redemption option for shopping and it is using Hilton points on Amazon. See what Amazon says your Hilton points are worth! The post Use Hilton Points on... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Video Review: Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square – Suite

Video Review einer Suite im Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square. Ein sehr gutes Suite Upgrade als World of Hyatt Globalist ... Read More

God Save The Points
Hilton Gold Elite Status In Just Four Stays With This Fast Track Offer…

Staying at hotels as an elite member is just better. Better rooms, free wifi, late check out- all the things that make you feel at home. Thanks to limited time... Read More

Michael W Travels
Aspen Police Warn Against Taking Selfies With Bears

Taking selfies is quite a popular thing to do but it can definitely get you into trouble. Here are a few examples: A boy fell 1,640 feet off of a cliff while taking a... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Amazon You Can Now Use These Hotel Points To Pay

You can now link your Amazon account with your Hilton Honors account to use Hilton points to pay at Amazon. This may be of interest to some, if you like Hilton stays... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Booked! Last United 747 Flight

When I saw the news yesterday that United Airlines would retire its 747 with a special Hawaiian-themed celebration to recreate its first flight, I resolved to be part of... Read More

Travel With Grant
$10 Statement Credits Posted from US Bank ApplePay Promo

Good morning everyone, I have another short post to share this morning.  When I woke up, I had received this email from US Bank.  I received a $10 statement... Read More

One Mile at a Time
You Can Now Redeem Hilton Honors Points For Amazon Purchases (But Please Don’t)

At the beginning of February we learned about some major changes that Hilton was making to their loyalty program, including the following: -- The name of the... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Radisson Blu Gran Canaria, 1 Bedroom Suite

I got the Club Carlson credit card years ago. Had I ever stayed at a Club Carlson property? Nope. Did I have any intentions of staying at one in the near future? Nope.... Read More

ThePointsOfLife
Attending A Bullfight In Madrid: A Range of Emotions

Bullfighting is controversial. I didn’t have a strong opinion about it before I went, and my thoughts on the pastime were more mixed after going. Before getting... Read More

Deals We Like
Book an Alaska Airlines Flight and the Price Dropped? You Can Get the Difference Back!

While most airlines charge an arm and a leg to change or cancel a flight, Alaska Airlines has one of the more generous policies. Recently I wrote about JetBlue’s... Read More

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