Travel Codex
My IHG Points Were Stolen, and IHG Won’t Help

I had approximately 2/3 of my balance of IHG points stolen thanks to “my sister” calling and booking 2 rooms using my account. A few problems with this.... Read More

Travel Codex
My IHG Points Were Stolen, and IHG Won’t Help

I had approximately 2/3 of my balance of IHG points stolen thanks to “my sister” calling and booking 2 rooms using my account. A few problems with this.... Read More

Frequent Miler
$1000 worth of airfare? Sure. $50K spend? Maybe not.

Yesterday we reported that the Merrill+ Visa Signature Card 50K offer had resurfaced.  I don’t know how long it will be available, but my guess is not very... Read More

Monkey Miles
New Japan Airlines First Class Amenity Kits and Pajamas

New Japan Airlines First Class Amenity Kits and Pajamas Yesterday I wrote about my experience on Japan Airlines 1st class. It’s a world class. It features Lie-flat... Read More

View from the Wing
New Metal Platinum Cards Available and Act Quickly for $15 Uber Credit This Month (Good for Food Too)

At the beginning of the month American Express announced a slew of changes to their Platinum cards. Changes go into effect today. New Platinum cards are metal. ... Read More

The Shutterwhale
Return Qantas Flight from Singapore to Australia from S$352 (Sydney from S$400)

To celebrate the upcoming school holidays in June 2017, Qantas is offering an exclusive fare deal to Australia for DBS and POSB cardholders. Hop on a return flight... Read More

Jetsetter's Homestead
TBT: Airport Deviled Eggs

The Delta Sky Club brought to mind one of my favorite posts of yesteryear – airport deviled eggs. Why? Because despite Jim’s observation that travel is not... Read More

Points From The Pacific
Melbourne To Get Daily Singapore Airlines A350’s

A few weeks ago I wrote about Singapore Airlines bringing the A350 back to Melbourne, well the airline has just scheduled the A350 to now operate daily into... Read More

Points From The Pacific
Virgin Australia Unveil In-flight Wifi Details

On top of announcing Virgin announcing Economy X seating, Virgin Australia has also unveiled details about their upcoming in-flight wifi program. Virgin have... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Amex Platinum Mercedes-Benz Now 60k, Keeps $475 Annual Fee (Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley 60,000k and $550)

Amex is punctual and operates on US Eastern time. Earlier I wrote Should You Toss Up an Amex Platinum Ameriprise/Charles Schwab/Mercedes-Benz/Morgan Stanley Application... Read More

Points From The Pacific
Vietnam Airlines Commence Hanoi – Sydney Services

Yesterday the 29th of March, the home carrier of Vietnam ”Vietnam Airlines” commenced direct services from Hanoi to Sydney. The new service joins the... Read More

Points From The Pacific
Virgin Australia Announce Economy X Seating

Virgin Australia has just announced a new seating product which is called ”Economy X”. The seats are set to have around 3 inches of extra legroom as well as... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Should You Toss Up an Amex Platinum Ameriprise/Charles Schwab/Mercedes-Benz/Morgan Stanley Application Before Midnight?

March 29, 2017 is ticking away. When the clock strikes midnight, the Amex Platinum personal card annual fee will increase to $550. Apply now and… The post Should... Read More

The Gate
Loaded Handgun Passed Through Airport Security Checkpoint; Agent Fired

A woman was fired from her job as an agent for the Transportation Security Administration at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area... Read More

No Mas Coach!
Business Class Sale Los Angeles to Costa Rica for $700!

In what could be an interesting mileage run opportunity, there’s a great business class sale from Los Angeles to Liberia, Costa Rica running throughout the... Read More

Michael W Travels
David Beckham Pissed Off Hong Kong

Former soccer superstar David Beckham managed to piss off Hong Kong with one video posted to Facebook and Instagram. How could one of the world’s most recognizable... Read More

Heels First Travel
Is the Din Tai Fung San Jose Worth the Wait?

Xiaolongbao, also known as soup dumplings, are one of my favorite foods, and Din Tai Fung is famous for theirs. A well known chain, declared by the NY Times in 1993 to... Read More

One Mile at a Time
American Pilot Dies Inflight, Just Minutes Before Landing

Well this is sad, and extremely rare. CNN is reporting that an American Airlines 737-800 first officer died earlier today just minutes before the flight he was at the... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Flight Review: United PS Business Class SFO-EWR

Points, Miles, Martinis contributor, Nicky, shares his thoughts from a recent United PS Business Class flight from San Francisco to Newark. United’s PS service... Read More

Travel With Grant
Targeted Q2 Credit Card Offers Part 2: 10,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points & US Bank Club Carlson $25 Statement Credit

Good evening everyone. After going 0 for 3 with good targeted credit card offers this morning (Targeted Q2 Credit Card Offers: 4,000 Hyatt Points, 3,000 IHG Reward... Read More

Points With a Crew
[Targeted] Earn 10,500 United miles after 2 car rentals!

It's often not lucrative to earn miles/points in a different loyalty currency, but sometimes it is. This targeted Hertz/United promo is one of those times. Read More

View from the Wing
What Travelers Want

OAG has interesting data on how people say they go about searching for flights, what information they want (and thus what information might shift their booking behavior... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Perfectly Average Lunch: LHR-JFK in Delta Business

I’ve flown Delta Air Lines transatlantic business class exactly once. It was a LHR-JFK flight in March 2013 back when Delta called business class Business Elite... Read More

Michael W Travels
Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos Restaurant Having 2-Day NYC Pop-Up

One of my favorite TV shows in recent years has been AMC’s Breaking Bad. The show takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and features fast-food restaurant Los... Read More

Cariverga
Что случилось с сервисом в Lufthansa First Class Terminal?

Привет из Буэнос-Айреса! Я... Read More

Monkey Miles
Japan Airlines First Class NRT-ORD gave me a $400 Champagne pillow

How would you like to sip $400 champagne and fly in First Class from Japan to the States. The post Japan Airlines First Class NRT-ORD gave me a $400 Champagne pillow... Read More

Running with Miles
Earn Bonus Hyatt Points (Targeted)

Today, I received a targeted credit card offer from Hyatt. Is it worth trying for? The post Earn Bonus Hyatt Points (Targeted) appeared first on Running with Miles. Read More

The Gate
Earn or Save 25 Percent on Avios With Iberia Plus

In celebration of 25 years of the Iberia Plus frequent flier loyalty program, all members are eligible to either earn 25 percent more Avios with revenue tickets on all... Read More

Points With a Crew
Bank of America Museums on Us 2017 dates and locations – free visits THIS weekend!

The Bank of America Museums on Us program gives you free museum access on select weekends throughout 2017 and beyond. Here is the complete list of free museum days,... Read More

One Mile at a Time
I’m Flying From San Francisco To Hong Kong And Back In 32 Hours… As One Does

Over the weekend I jumped on the opportunity to book a seat on United’s brand new 777-300ER between San Francisco and Hong Kong. There was saver level business... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Redeem Miles for Westjet with Delta Skymiles

Delta Skymiles are often referred to as skypesos because they were not valuable compared to Alaska, United, or American before they all devalued (to some extent). Today,... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
I’m on a low budget to Iceland and Baltics

Iceland is spelled ‘Island’ in Icelandic. I find some aspect of that Icelandic spelling to be calming in my perception of this North Atlantic island,... Read More

View from the Wing
New York LaGuardia TSA Agents Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Hazardous.. Food

Even for perhaps the least competent agency in the federal government — over 20,000 TSA employees have been accused of misconduct, half of them multiple times... Read More

Wild About Travel

Just found these funny videos featuring Sebb Stratta, stunt pilot at Take Flight Aviation in the United Kingdom. He takes his “friends” up in the air and... Read More

TravelUpdate
Alaska Airlines’ Poor Attempt to Win Over Virgin America Flyers

Alaska Airlines “Creating an Airline People Love,” except for Virgin America Customers Last week, we learned the fate of the Virgin America brand.... Read More