Theft In The Air: Qatar Airways Inflight Shocker

A colleague was winging her way to the Maldives from Los Angeles on Qatar Airways for a business trip when the unexpected happened. She emerged from the loo only to... Read More

Pizza in Motion
A Honeymoon And A Divorce, Iceland Stopovers On United And Cheap Flights To Singapore

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn't have time to write about in... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Emirates will introduce enhanced screening to USA in October 2017

Emirates will introduce new screening and check-in measures for US-bound passengers in October 2017. Here is the lowdown on this move. Don't worry, you won't be... Read More

View from the Wing
New Book Out Today From Frequent Flyer Chris Guillebeau — Highly Actionable

I've been following the work of Chris Guillebeau for a long time. Chris has visited every country in the world and he did it as a miles and points guy, he wrote an... Read More

Deals We Like
Earn $15 in Free Gift Cards for Eating Out!

If you eat out often (or ever), I highly recommend checking out the site Seated. This app allows you to make a restaurant reservation through their app and for doing so... Read More

Taco Bell in Shanghai (Puxi): Time to Move!

My favorite city in the world is Shanghai. From bargaining, to dumplings, to nightlife, the city has everything an expat needs to live the good life. Well, almost... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The Creative Way Lufthansa Is Taking Over Airberlin’s Routes To The Caribbean

Airberlin's days are very much numbered. The airline filed for insolvency over a month ago, and has a temporary loan from the German government as airberlin's creditors... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
Chuck Takes a Mileage Run to Bali

Hi, I’m Chuck Brackett and this is my first ever blog post. I spent over 21 years in the Navy and I’ve spent the last 8 as a Navy spouse so I’ve seen a... Read More

Travelling the World
My Longest Economy Class Flight in 5+ Years

Thanks to miles and points, most of the time I don’t have to fly Economy Class. The only exceptions are flights under 3 hours – if Economy is substantially... Read More

Miles To Memories
Conrad Centennial Singapore Review: Worn & Disappointing

A full Conrad Centennial Singapore Review including why this luxury property is a bit old, worn and why my stay wasn't quite as luxurious as expected. Read More

British Airways Adds Gatwick Flights

British Airways is one of the legacy airlines that has been expanding to the US quite aggressively. They recently added flights to Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans and... Read More

Running with Miles
Use Hilton Points on Amazon – At A Really Bad Rate

There is a new redemption option for shopping and it is using Hilton points on Amazon. See what Amazon says your Hilton points are worth! The post Use Hilton Points on... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Video Review: Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square – Suite

Video Review einer Suite im Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square. Ein sehr gutes Suite Upgrade als World of Hyatt Globalist ... Read More

God Save The Points
Hilton Gold Elite Status In Just Four Stays With This Fast Track Offer…

Staying at hotels as an elite member is just better. Better rooms, free wifi, late check out- all the things that make you feel at home. Thanks to limited time... Read More

Michael W Travels
Aspen Police Warn Against Taking Selfies With Bears

Taking selfies is quite a popular thing to do but it can definitely get you into trouble. Here are a few examples: A boy fell 1,640 feet off of a cliff while taking a... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Amazon You Can Now Use These Hotel Points To Pay

You can now link your Amazon account with your Hilton Honors account to use Hilton points to pay at Amazon. This may be of interest to some, if you like Hilton stays... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Booked! Last United 747 Flight

When I saw the news yesterday that United Airlines would retire its 747 with a special Hawaiian-themed celebration to recreate its first flight, I resolved to be part of... Read More

Travel With Grant
$10 Statement Credits Posted from US Bank ApplePay Promo

Good morning everyone, I have another short post to share this morning.  When I woke up, I had received this email from US Bank.  I received a $10 statement... Read More

One Mile at a Time
You Can Now Redeem Hilton Honors Points For Amazon Purchases (But Please Don’t)

At the beginning of February we learned about some major changes that Hilton was making to their loyalty program, including the following: -- The name of the... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Radisson Blu Gran Canaria, 1 Bedroom Suite

I got the Club Carlson credit card years ago. Had I ever stayed at a Club Carlson property? Nope. Did I have any intentions of staying at one in the near future? Nope.... Read More

Attending A Bullfight In Madrid: A Range of Emotions

Bullfighting is controversial. I didn’t have a strong opinion about it before I went, and my thoughts on the pastime were more mixed after going. Before getting... Read More

Deals We Like
Book an Alaska Airlines Flight and the Price Dropped? You Can Get the Difference Back!

While most airlines charge an arm and a leg to change or cancel a flight, Alaska Airlines has one of the more generous policies. Recently I wrote about JetBlue’s... Read More

View from the Wing
New Hilton Benefit Shop With Points at Amazon Now Live

Hilton’s big changes this year have been all about making small amounts of points useful. They got rid of their award chart along with free points pooling across... Read More

Review: Mud Hen Water – a uniquely local experience

When in Hawaii, you should eat local food.  This means eating local products and local style-food.  And if you want to dine somewhere that takes both of these... Read More

[PROMOTION] Aeroplan Bonus with Rocketmiles

Rocketmiles is a hotel booking engine which looks for the best rates for over 400,000 hotel chains around the world (see our review post: Rocketmiles). Rocketmiles... Read More

God Save The Points
The Best Wireless + Wifi Plans For Travelers Worldwide…

Life on the go is all about staying in the know. Has my flight changed? What’s the address of the hotel? Is the cronut a real thing? These are life’s great... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Philippine Airlines Considering Flights From Vancouver To Chicago & Houston

Philippine Airlines has been putting effort into the passenger experience lately, and part of that is updating their longhaul fleet. The airline is retiring their... Read More

Mike a Bordo
Nothing Expected in Luxembourg….

Day 1:: Luxembourg After a 9 hour flight from Chicago I landed in London Heathrow, it was only 5:55am local time and my connecting flight was not until 8:20am.... Read More

Renés Points
Surprising: New Delta Amex Blue open to #DeltaAmexPerks rewards!

Surprising: New Delta Amex Blue open to #DeltaAmexPerks rewards! Continue reading → The post Surprising: New Delta Amex Blue open to #DeltaAmexPerks rewards!... Read More

One Mile at a Time
British Airways Is Adding Flights To The Seychelles In 2018

It's not especially easy to get to the Seychelles, so this is an exciting development for anyone looking to fly from Europe to the Seychelles, or from the US to... Read More

Miles To Memories
Earn up to $200 with your First Discover Online Savings Account

Discover Bank is once again offering a signup bonus for their online savings account. This offer doesn’t appear to be targeted and should be available to... Read More

Travel With Grant
Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards Program Changes (Effective October 7)

Good morning everyone.  Yesterday, I received a letter from Wells Fargo about upcoming changes to the Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards Program, effective October 7.... Read More

Running with Miles
New TripIt Feature Uses iMessage For Keeping People Up-To-Date

A new TripIt feature is now available on iOS devices that will make it easier than ever to keep people in the look on travel plans! Set it and forget it, TripIt’s... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Qatar Airways 40% off sale + another 10% off

Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique is offering some straight 40% off deals on Economy and Business Class fares. Today is the last day. And there is a mystery code... Read More

One Mile at a Time
FINALLY: China Is Lifting Their Ban On Using Smartphones In-Flight

As I've written about in the past, one of the most annoying aviation policies (at least as a passenger) is that you're not allowed to use smartphones or tablets on... Read More

The Gate
Dominica Suffers From Widespread Devastation From Direct Hit by Hurricane Maria

When landfall of Hurricane Maria occurred on the eastern coast of Dominica at 9:15 in the evening last night, maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour buffeted the... Read More

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