No Mas Coach!
The Not So Secret way to Alaska Airlines First Class upgrades

Ever walk onto a plane and see all those people sitting in the first few rows of the airplane, sipping a pre departure drink, not burdened by uncomfortable seat cushions... Read More

Frequent Miler
Saving money on your mortgage and how to handle an Act of God

Welcome to our Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, where we recap some of the stories that caught our interest around the Internet. This week, there were some... Read More

View from the Wing
American Express Offering Biggest-Ever Signup Promotion for Delta Cards, Needs New Customers Now?

We know that American Airlines is below expected credit card signups this year. United reports also being disappointed in their card signups. Only Delta among the big 3... Read More

Ultima Llamada
RESUMEN SEMANAL: Llega el Roaming Gratuito a Europa, Ryanair Va a Por Todas, Lluvia de Millas con Iberia Plus y Lifemiles

Todas las novedades, promociones y reportes de la última semana en el blog: Llega el Roaming Gratuito a Europa, Ryanair Va a Por Todas, Lluvia de Millas con... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
100K Hilton Sign-Up Offer, Another United Passenger Removed from Plane and More

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and... Read More

View from the Wing
United Express Captain Arrested for Botched Castration of Transgender Woman

An enterprising director could make a United Pilots Gone Wild! video out of the two who were too drunk to fly, the one that was running brothels all over Houston and the... Read More

Running with Miles
Earn Triple Avios At Many Retailers – Up to 24 Avios Per Dollar!

There is a limited-time sale going on that will let you earn triple Avios at many wonderful retailers! This is a great way to get some cheap one-way flights! The post... Read More

Monkey Miles
Flying Business Class for the 1st time? Here’s what to expect

Flying Business Class for the 1st time? Here’s what to expect OMG!!! You must be so excited, but also a little nervous, right?! I was so PUMPED before my first... Read More

Frequent Miler
Business Class to the Cook Island from $1995 round trip

Air New Zealand is having a terrific business class fare sale from Los Angeles to the Cook Islands from $1995 round trip, nonstop. The sale is available... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
This New Card Offers 2X Points on All Purchases and Is a Fee Free Full Membership Rewards Card

This new American Express card is offering 2x points, on all and any type of purchases for the first $50K spent each year. Yes, that’s DOUBLE POINTS ON EVERYTHING!... Read More

Pizza in Motion
British Airways Cancels Flights, Heathrow Is A Mess

Massive cancellation of flights at two major UK airports will lead to days of mess to clean up. The post British Airways Cancels Flights, Heathrow Is A Mess appeared... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: May 27, 2017

Hello from Paris! After spending last weekend in New York, Ford and I have been in Europe all week, and have had an amazing time. We just spent several days in... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
Meet Samantha – New Contributor at Jetsetter’s Homestead

We might have uttered the phrase “those kids today” one time too many around the homestead this year.  We aren’t old, not by any stretch. ... Read More

Magic of Miles
35% Off Award Redemptions at a Select Handful of Starwood Properties

I don't know about you, but just looking at the photos of these resorts makes me want to make a couple reservations! The post 35% Off Award Redemptions at a Select... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
WIRKLICH KOSTENLOS in 750 Airport Lounges

Eine vollkommen unterbewertete Kreditkarte verschafft uns kostenlos Zutritt zu 750 Airport Lounges ... Read More

Deals We Like
There is Still Time to Get a 50% Rebate with the Amex Business Platinum Card!

Back in October, American Express announced a very generous benefit for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN card. It ultimately... Read More

View from the Wing
Aeroplan Quickly Brings Back Online Booking of Awards Outside US and Canada

When the Aeroplan website stopped allowing customers to book awards that do not either start or end in the U.S. and Canada online, I concluded that "Aeroplan hates their... Read More

Grab a Mile
Use Apple Pay 5x for a $25 Credit!

Many of you may have a Ritz Carlton Credit Card thanks to all of us here at BoardingArea :). Here is a chance to get more out of it and recoup some of that annual fee:... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
United Airlines Falsely Accuses Father of Fondling Son

There are a lot of bad people in this world who want to harm children. But it seems sometimes that society has gone off the deep end in its inherent distrust... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
United’s Brand Perception Falls to Historic Lows After Dragging, Already on Way Back Up

In the immediate aftermath of David Dao being dragged from United flight 3411 on April 9th, United’s brand perception fell to historic lows according to YouGov... Read More

No Mas Coach!
440,000 Points in Limited Time Offers going away Soon!

It’s no secret that we love miles and points. I mean, there is no way that we would be able to afford going on all these fancy first class trips and 5 star luxury... Read More

Concierge Key Flagship Lounge Access

American Airlines has always kept their Concierge Key status very hush-hush. I had a chance to speak with an American representative earlier last year. She explained to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
British Airways abandons flying programme from London Airports for the day

In news that shouldn’t come as a shock, British Airways has announced that it is to abandon its flying programme for the day from London Heathrow and London... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Congress to Pilot US Citizen Travel Bans, First Up: North Korea

This one doesn’t appear to have even needed a push from Trump. Representatives Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) are to introduce legislation... Read More

Points With a Crew
Just 4 more days: Shop online and earn up to 24 points per dollar through 5/31

Give your point balance a major boost this Memorial weekend! For 4 more days only, earn up to 24 points per dollar for your shopping online through May 31. Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Earn 120K AAdvantage Miles, 70K SkyMiles, Final Days 2 Best Ever 100K Sign-Up Offers, 2 Free Hyatt Nights

Wow, this Memorial Day holiday there are a ton of amazing card offers to consider! My favorites include limited time sign-up bonuses with American AAdvantage, Delta... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Will Electronics Be Banned on US Flights Departing Overseas?

In the latest when it comes to airlines, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is considering expanding the ban on large electronic devices including laptop... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Update on Aeroplan Bookings

Earlier today, I posted about how Aeroplan was blocking redemptions on any booking that does not involve a point in Canada or the United States. I emailed my contact at... Read More

Quiz: Test your planespotting skills

Over the last week we ran our popular planespotting series. Did you pay attention? Now it’s time for a fun TravelSkills quiz! We ran this quiz last year and... Read More

Running with Miles
Is This The Most Interesting Modern Payment Solution Yet?

How we pay for things is constantly involving as technology slowly loosens us from using cash in our transactions. This new Virtual Reality payment solution is one more... Read More

View from the Wing
Laptop Ban Still Coming for Europe Flights — And for Flights Departing U.S. Too

Not only isn’t a ban on electronics on flights from Europe to the U.S. dead, according to the Homeland Security Secretary it may be extended to flights departing... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Dear Hotels: Please Stop Assuming Only Straight, Married Couples Travel

I'm not writing this post because I feel victimized or offended by this practice, but rather I'm just sort of puzzled that this still happens in 2017. Nowadays hotels... Read More

Road Warriorette
Four nights in Florida for $205 and lots of points; it’s possible but takes a lot of planning!

Take the Road Warriorette Survey and enter for a chance to win $100 to Amazon!! You guys know I don’t write about points too often, and I don’t claim to be... Read More

Mommy Points
The Expensive Disney Hotel I Really Want to Visit

Thanks to miles, points, and travel deals, we have been fortunate enough to visit Disney World a number of times both before, during, and after we had kids... Read More

Michael W Travels
What Did We Try At McDonald’s Korea?

During our trip to South Korea, we arrived late in Seoul tired and hungry. While I would’ve liked to have had some local food, Kim and I decided that we... Read More

The Gate
Another Airline, Another Meltdown: This Time, British Airways

British Airways is currently undergoing a “major IT system failure” which will hopefully be resolved in the next couple of hours — and the major global... Read More