One Mile at a Time
Impressions Of Kazakhstan After Visiting Almaty And Astana

I’ve just wrapped up my flights on Air Astana. As some of you may recall, my itinerary from Seoul to London allowed me to have stopovers of just under a day each... Read More

Points With a Crew
Plastiq – now pay rent / mortgage for only 1.75%

If you schedule 6 rent or mortgage payments by September 30th, you can get a 1.75% rate through Plastiq thanks to a new promotion Read More

Tyler Birth
Un bonus de 100% à saisir rapidement chez IHG !

Nos dernières recommandations se sont avérées justes : il fallait bien attendre et ne pas saisir trop rapidement la dernière promotion... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Cuba Says AA Cuban-American Flight Crews Can’t Enter Country / Overnight

Well, this is an interesting problem for American Airlines, the Cuban government is refusing entry and thereby overnight privileges to any Cuban-American AA flight... Read More

Flight Attendant Secrets Revealed: What it Takes to Get the Job

Welcome to the second of the series “Flight Attendant Secrets Revealed”, in which I explain the interview requirements. Since beginning last year, I... Read More

One Mile at a Time
GREAT NEWS: Marriott Is Bringing Back Desks!

In December I wrote about the disturbing trend at Marriott hotels, where they were removing desks from guest rooms, instead replacing them with side tables. Apparently... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Buy Uber Gift Cards at 35,000+ Retail Locations

Uber used to have a function on the accounts page where you could purchase Uber Gift Cards—I remember doing so when there was an American Express Offer for Uber.... Read More

Points With a Crew
4 reasons to transfer SPG points to Marriott (instead of the other way around)

With the Starwood / Marriott merger officially closed, here are 4 reasons you might want to transfer SPG points to Marriott (but not the other way around) Read More

View from the Wing
More Great News from Marriott

Last week's big news was that the Marriott acquisition of Starwood closed, and immediately they offered to let members transfer points between accounts and status... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
How Should Airlines Pre-Suade Volunteers to Give Up their Seats?

How to encourage a volunteer to give up a seat when a flight is overbooked? Airline employees try various tactics. Some airlines dabble in advance… The post How... Read More

Miles To Memories
Drowning in Premium Credit Card Travel Credits & How I’m Going to Maximize Them

Why I suddenly have 5 new premium credit cards with huge travel credits and how I plan to track and maximize those credits to get the best possible value from them. Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul Park Deluxe Twin Room – My Private Steam Room!

With United’s routing rules, I was able to include a 23-hour layover in Istanbul. For my one-night stay in Istanbul, I booked the Park Hyatt Istanbul through... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Star Alliance or Icelandair $380-$576 France, Germany, UK, Benelux, Scandinavia Jan 10-May10, Greece/Eastern Europe Oct-May

United and Star Alliance airlines have 7 cities in western Europe and Scandinavia on sale. Star Alliance discount fares from Chicago: Amsterdam $432 Jan 10 – March... Read More

One Mile at a Time
6 Reasons You Should Consider Buying Alaska Miles

For a while now Alaska Mileage Plan has offering a mystery bonus on the purchase of miles. You can earn between 35% and 50% bonus miles when you buy Alaska miles,... Read More

New Honolulu Priority Pass Lounge

There’s a new Honolulu Priority Pass Lounge!  For a long time, there was only one Priority Pass Lounge at Honolulu International Airport.  The lounge,... Read More

Magic of Miles
Play “The Smart Explorer” Game by Le Club AccorHotels to Win Points

Easy, I thought. I knew that the Tokyo Imperial Palace is just a couple miles away from the hotel, as is the Tokyo Tower. The post Play “The Smart Explorer”... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Delta Fare Sale Up To 30% Off

Delta Airlines is offering up to a 30% discount on many flights when you travel on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday and fly between September 28, 2016 and... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
JetBlue adds to Los Angeles-Florida service

JetBlue wants more of the Florida-California market. This week the company announced flights between Los Angeles and Orlando, giving LAX connectivity to all of the east... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Marriott Reverses Course – Desks Returning to Guest Rooms, Tubs Disappearing

Marriott announced today that they are bringing the desk back to guest rooms based on guest feedback. All new renovations will include a standard desk in the room as... Read More

Mommy Points
Earn 11,500 Bonus United Miles on Two Hertz Rentals (Targeted)

Back in the long ago times of the US Airways Grand Slam I remember multiple visits to the local Hertz car rental agency to rent a car solely to earn the... Read More

Deals We Like
100% Bonus on Purchasing IHG Points

InterContinental Hotels Group is offering a limited time bonus when purchasing points through September 30, 2016. You can geta 100% bonus on all... Read More

Is this the best seat in TAP Business Class aboard the A321?

Airline: TAP Portugal Airlines Aircraft: A321 (v2) Seat maps: Not Found Our Seat(s): 3D (Bulkhead) Class: Executive Business Best Seat for who? Our... Read More

Pizza in Motion
Save At Least 6% On Marriott Bookings (Likely Limited Time)

There are plenty of opportunities to save money on hotels if you search for them. 6% might not seem like a lot but it really adds up over time, especially when you... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Hotel Commissions On Tours — How Much Is Too Much?

I've just wrapped up an incredible two days in Kazakhstan, and managed to tour both Almaty and Astana for a bit, despite the limited time I had. I decided to arrange... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Delta/SkyTeam $472-$506 Chicago ORD to 6 airports in France Jan 11-May 10

Delta and SkyTeam have a sale for travel from Chicago ORD to six airports in France: Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Toulouse for departures from January 11... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Air India doubling frequencies to San Francisco

Building on the success of the 3-times a week flight to San Francisco, Air India will be doubling frequencies as of November 2016. Here are all the details about the new... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Couple New Amex Offers For You!

Check out your American Express account this morning, there are several new Amex Offers for You in my account today. We have seen several of these in the past, but they... Read More