Michael W Travels
JetBlue Schedule Extended Into Mid- June

Many of us have lots of JetBlue points to redeem thanks to the awesome Virgin America points match offer. The promo was so great that it was probably the easiest 75,000+... Read More

EliteMileageRun
Minneapolis to Orlando & V.V. (via SLC) $291 & 5840MQMs at 5CPM weekday Delta Elite Mileage Run

This is a the high end of my CPM limit of 5CPM for a hub run. I would think about this one this way maybe. A one way ticket to MCO, then do the MCO run, overnight, fly... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
LTOs – Ink Cash 30K, 50K AMEX Biz GRC, 50K Arrival+, 100K Sapphire Reserve

This week we saw an increased 30K offer for the Chase Ink Cash card while last week brought two new limited time offers, 50K for The Business Gold Rewards Card from Amex... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Monarch’s Shadow Airline Grows

UK's Monarch Airlines appears set to fold, with a "shadow" rescue fleet taking up position across Europe. Multiple wide-body aircraft are now in Europe or en route,... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Does American Airlines Not Care about Coach Passengers on Red Eyes?

As a frequent passenger on red eye flights across many carriers, you start to pick up on trends on airlines. On all of the red eyes I have taken before and after the... Read More

Miles To Memories
Amex’s Terrible New Offer, Sapphire Reserve/Ritz Same Day, Bare Metal Seats, Maximizing Marriott/SPG & More!

A recap of the best posts and deals from this week including the new terrible Amex Offer, maximizing the recent hotel merger, an increased Chase card offer & huge... Read More

Le Chic Geek
Kennesaw State Player So Nervous on First Flight, He Passes Out

This is kind of adorable.  A freshman for the Kennesaw State football team took his first flight ever to play Duquesne.  He was so nervous, he... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Why is the 757 Unique? A Pilot Explains.

Even though Boeing stopped producing the 757 in late 2014, airlines haven’t stopped using it as a workhorse in their fleet. 12 years after production has... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Vuela desde España a Singapur por 369€ ida y vuelta con British Airways

Singapur es una de esas ciudades del mundo que lo tiene todo. Su mix cultural entre oriente y occidente le aportan una riqueza inigualable. Destacan su historia, su... Read More

View from the Wing
The Best Card to Get If You’re Over 5/24

Chase is on the record saying that "we have restrictions related to the number of new cards customers can receive in a period of time." In many cases Chase seems only to... Read More

Cariverga
Впечатление: Aeromexico, E-190, бизнес-класс, Мехико – Санто-Доминго

Aeromexico AM654 Мехико (MEX) – Санто-Доминго... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Amazon Kindle eBook Sale Today

If you like to read during your travels and are looking for some new titles, check out this offering from Amazon where you can score ‘Dark reads for stormy... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Marriott Platinum / SPG Platinum: 333 Euro in DEUTSCHLAND!

Das alles ist schon ein wenig verrückt, aber so ist es eben. Wir werden jetzt um 333 Euro Marriott Platinum und damit auch SPG Platinum! Read More

One Mile at a Time
Emirates Is Considering Unbundling Business Class

Over the past several years we've seen the US carriers add an almost endless number of fees for passengers. Fees are really what's driving US carriers into... Read More

TravelUpdate
Day 6 and 7: DUI (Detox, Unwind and Invigorate) at Kamalaya, Thailand

My last 2 days at my DUI Retreat (a Detox, Unwind, Invigorate) at Kamalaya Thailand. I start thinking about what I will do when I get back, but push that to the back of... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – American Airlines Airbus A321

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, taxing in the early morning is an American Airlines Airbus A321 (ex US Airways) at... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Korean Air Doesn’t Want to Disappoint You, So They Won’t Offer Inflight Wi-Fi

Internet is seen almost as a human right nowadays, and many people have come to expect Wi-Fi wherever they go. In the past few years, we have seen major hotel chains... Read More

View from the Wing
No, Marriott Elites Aren’t Getting Hosed With the Starwood Status Match. Why Do You Ask?

Reader YMX asked, "Gary, don’t you think the status match is inequitable for current Marriott Golds or Platinums?" I'll lay out the argument, and then offer what I... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hotel Cala Di Volpe Porto Cervo

As a Starwood loyalist I assumed I had already visited almost all of the group's best properties, given the number of St. Regis properties I've stayed at. However, Cala... Read More

Michael W Travels
Travel News, Deals & Offers 9/20-25 2016

Travel News: Skift writes that The Dream of a Pan-African Budget Airline Is Fading. The New York Times shares 5 Volunteer Travel Options in Europe. The Daily Mail has... Read More

Le Chic Geek
One Tip for Taking an Uber from the Suburbs

Usually, when people talk about using Uber, it’s to and from the airport.  Uber is my go to airport ride, but I also use it for a variety of other... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Podcast Roundup: Babushkas of Chernobyl, Wry Qatar, “I Thought I Was Going to Join the Islamic Disney World” and More

Podcasts of note: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria interviews Ukraine’s President Poroshenko and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ang San Suu Kyi, questions from Putin... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
New Delta One Business Class North End Grill Menu

Last month, we announced wrote how Delta Partners With North End Grill To Offer New Dishes on flights from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco, so... Read More

Wild About Travel
I have now flown to airports with codes starting with 24 letters of the alphabet

Every airport possesses its own three letter unique code. For example: Bos = Boston Logan LAX = Los Angeles For some travelers, these codes are mysterious: BOM =... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Should You Redeem Your Starpoints At Ritz-Carlton Hotels?

It's now possible to transfer points from Starwood Preferred Guest to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, and vice versa. I think that's a fair ratio, so I'm quite pleased... Read More

EliteMileageRun
New York to Orlando (via MSP) $168 & 4660 MQMs at 3.6 – 1 Day Weekday Delta Elite Mileage Run

Who’s your buddy NYC Delta fan 😉 BTW no ZIKA risk if you never leave the airport right (kidding no ZIKA in MCO yet, I think). I like this one because it is... Read More