Live and Let's Fly
South African Airways Debt: “It might just be that we don’t have to pay…”

South African Airways (SAA) remains on life support thanks to loans from the government of South Africa. This is not news and it likely not going to change. But now the... Read More

Renés Points
Thank You readers – we WON! Delta Diamond MQD waiver “only” $250,000 for 2019 Medallion year. I AM THRILLED!

Thank You readers - we WON! Delta Diamond MQD waiver "only" $250,000 for 2019 Medallion year. I AM THRILLED! Continue reading → The post Thank You readers –... Read More

Miles To Memories
Cathay Pacific Fall Mileage Bonus, Earn up to 40K Extra Miles for US-Hong Kong Travel

Cathay Pacific has a mileage bonus offer that can earn you an extra 10K to 40K miles when you travel from several US cities to Hong Kong. Read More

Canadian Kilometers
The New AMEX Cobalt Card – Now Available!

PointsU this year is in Calgary, November 4th. Haven’t gotten a ticket? See why you should. Use code CDNKMS to get $20 off when purchasing your tickets!... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Große Streichungen der Airberlin Kurzstrecke ab 29.09.

Ab 29.09. greift Airberlin in das Netz der Kurzstrecke ein. Eine Reihe von Verbindungen fällt weg ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Hawaiian Airlines Dumps ANA, Announces New Joint Venture With JAL

Hawaii is a hugely popular tourist destination from Japan, and the number of daily flights between the sets of islands is staggering. For example, just between Tokyo and... Read More

Mommy Points
Delta Wants You to Spend a Quarter of a Million Dollars?!

I have to chuckle a bit at Delta raising the minimum spending requirement on the co-branded Delta Amex Cards from $25,000 per year to $250,000 per year if you want to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – Travel Plus: From the top of Marina Sands

Travel Plus: From the top of Marina Sands Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Contents (It’s LONG and probably will change). Seriously – Take a... Read More

Running with Miles
American Airlines Is Running A Share Miles Promo

If you need to transfer AA miles to another account, here is a promo that can save you some money on that transfer. The post American Airlines Is Running A Share Miles... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Marriott Up To 10,000 Bonus Points In Hawaii

From September 20 through December 13, 2017, Marriott is offering up to 10,000 bonus points when you stay at participating properties in Hawaii! Use promo code M12 and... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Support Fellow AvGeeks In Airlifting Supplies To Puerto Rico

Six days after Hurricane Maria, the destruction in Puerto Rico is nearing a humanitarian crisis. Most of the island is still without power, which means people can't use... Read More

Delta Diamond status just got a lot harder to earn

Delta flyers who want to reach SkyMiles’ ultra-elite Diamond Medallion status have to fly 125,000 qualifying miles or 140 segments annually, and they have to rack... Read More

Travel Codex
Delta Increases the Diamond MQD Waiver to $250 Grand

As One Mile at a Time shared this morning, Delta Air Lines shocked the travel loyalty world by announcing a 10-fold increase in the amount you need to spend each year on... Read More

Mommy Points
Flash Sale: Get a 100% Bonus on Purchased IHG Points for Four Days

Buying points isn’t as great as getting them for free, but it can make sense if you know you will redeem them for something that would have cost you more than you... Read More

Miles To Memories
35% Transfer Bonus When You Convert Hotel Points to Avios

British Airways Executive Club is offering again a 35% transfer bonus when you convert hotel loyalty points into Avios. Read More

Points With a Crew
Buy IHG points with 100% bonus till September 29th

You can buy IHG points for 2 more days with a 100% bonus. There's a minimum of 5000 points to purchase, but you can buy points as low as 0.575 cents per point each Read More

Social | The Future of Air Travel at #APEXEXPO 2017

It’s been a few years but we’re back at #APEXEXPO where we’ll peek into the future of what’s on board. Our last visit in 2014 revealed what was... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Last Chance 90% Off Fare Sale!

You have to book this by 11:59 pm Eastern time today September 26, 2017 for US domestic and fly through November 16, 2017. You will save 90%* off your next flight when... Read More

View from the Wing
WOW: Delta to Require $250,000 Credit Card Spend to Waive Revenue Requirements for Diamond Status

Back in July I wrote that Delta was apparently considering eliminating the ability to spend on its credit card instead of meeting minimum spending on tickets for elite... Read More

Double Dip DEAL: 2 Free Nights At Marriott After 2 Stays

2 Free Nights After 2 Stays: Last month I posted about the Marriott Free Night After 2 Stays Promotion for new Marriott Rewards members. You can sign up to be a new... Read More

Frequent Miler
Ugh… Delta increases Diamond MQD waiver to $250,000

Delta sent out an email today to Delta credit card holders, or at least those with Diamond status.  The subject line is “2019 Diamond Medallion Qualification... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Aerolineas Argentinas Lounge Buenos Aires (EZE)

This is a huge lounge, but also an underwhelming one. While you’ll have no trouble finding a seat (or dozens of seats), you will be very disappointed if you arrive... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Buy IHG Rewards Club Points at 100% bonus through September 29,2017

With a 100% bonus on purchased points, the best purchase promotion from IHG is on until September 29, 2017. Read here the details of the promotion. The post Buy IHG... Read More

Deal> Australia or New Zealand: $949 round trip on Qantas

When fares to Australia or New Zealand dip below $1,000, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Today Qantas announced a very good deal for flights from the US to... Read More

Running with Miles
Red Roof Is Going Upscale With a New Collection

Red Roof is going for the upscale hotel angle with a whole new brand that will be rolling out in a single city this year. It will be good to see what it brings to the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
YIKES: Delta Increases Diamond MQD Waiver To $250K

Delta was the first global US airline to introduce a revenue requirement for status, award miles based on dollars spent rather than distance flown, etc. However, they've... Read More

Road Warriorette
What to look for in hardside luggage

What features should travelers look for in hardside luggage? Reader B asks…. Hi RW! I need to get a new suitcase for my regular international trips. I always try... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Earn up to 6,000 reward points with Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels will run a global promotion where Le Club Accor Hotels members can earn up to 6,000 bonus points by completing 3 stays this year. The post Earn up to 6,000... Read More

Travel Codex
How to Use a Suica, Pasmo, or Icoca Card in Japan

I recently got back from my third trip to Japan, yet it was the first time I got a Suica card. I’d previously stuck to paper tickets because it just seemed... Read More

Travel With Grant
Basic Economy Buyer Beware: The Good, the Bad & Mostly Ugly

To say Basic Economy fares are frustrating and confusing is an understatement. Regardless of how often you travel, this fare category is something we all need to... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Delta Increasing Amex MQD Waiver to $250,000 for Diamond Medallion

Delta Air Lines has quietly announced a new change for those who qualify for Diamond Medallion status on the airline. Currently to qualify for Delta Diamond Medallion... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
IHG Rewards Club 50% off Points Sale to Sep 29

IHG Rewards Club has a 50% off points four day sale through September 29, 2017. This reduces the rate to $5.75 per 1,000 points when you buy 52,000 points for $299.00.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
My Experience Using Seated (And Double Dipping)

Last week I wrote about Seated, which is an app that gives you $15-20 in gift cards (with your choice of Amazon, Starbucks, or Uber) every time you dine out at a... Read More

View from the Wing
The Best Award Booking Customer Service I’ve Ever Had When a Flight Got Cancelled

When schedules change or flights cancel it can be an opportunity to get an airline to open up award space that's better than what you had. Here though I wound up better... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
AvGeek Airlift for Puerto Rico

The destruction in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria is nothing short of devastating. While the federal government seems to have its heads up their collective asses a... Read More

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