TravelUpdate
Do Elite Status benefits extend to travel companions?

Elite status with airline loyalty programs comes with a myriad of benefits that amounts to significant savings. Better yet, many of these elite status benefits extend to... Read More

Live from a Lounge
InterContinental Dublin : First Impressions in 10 pictures

We spent a luxurious weekend at the beautiful InterContinental in Dublin. This hotel was earlier flagged a Four Seasons, so clearly the standards were very high. Here... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
100th Airbus A350-900 – Delivered

It seems in a blink of an eye that the A350 entered service. Yesterday, Airbus delivered their 100th A350-900 aircraft to China Airlines. 100th Airbus A350 delivered to... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Etihad books USD 1.87 billion loss in 2016

Etihad has just declared a 1.9 billion dollar loss for 2016, which is one big sign of how the aviation industry is sort of, not in the best of their years right now. ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Volunteer Southern Africa Living With Big Cats Program

Earlier this year I spent three and a half weeks in South Africa. Initially, I’d planned on spending the entire time getting to know Cape Town and its surrounding... Read More

Travel Codex
Double the Value of Ultimate Rewards with an Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

Ultimate Rewards is a loyalty program operated by Chase for several of its own-brand credit cards. You can often move the points between different cards, redeem them for... Read More

Deals We Like
$30 Statement Credit or 3,000 Membership Rewards Points by Paying Your Cable Bill!

Similar to the cell phone offer I just wrote about, there is also an Amex Offer where you can receive a statement credit (or Amex Membership Reward points) by paying... Read More

Deals We Like
$30 Statement Credit or 3,000 Membership Reward Points by Paying Your Cell Phone Bill!

A new Amex Offer was just launched where you can receive a statement credit on your registered American Express card just for paying your cell phone bill! This includes... Read More

Points With a Crew
Amex’s new terms changes will make you think twice about which cards you signup for

American Express has updated the terms and conditions for their card offers to include language that allows them to claw back points if you engage in... Read More

Frequent Miler
Newbie’s progress and his 3X surprise

Do you remember our informed newbie, Ben?  First, we helped him form a credit card plan.  Next, he successfully signed up for three cards at once. ... Read More

Svenblogt
Review: Radisson Blue Hotel Zurich Airport

Airport Hotels haben meist einen eigenen Charme, können aber durchaus auch ganz hübsch sein. Vor einige Zeit habe ich schon über das Review: Radisson Blue... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Hotel review Clarion Prague City reward stay

Clarion Prague City in the Nové Město district of the city and was 10,000 points per night for our 4-night stay in July. I booked our reward stay in early... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
LATAM Business Mexiko – Osterinsel (Return): 990 Euro

Das ist mal ein schönes Ticket. Von Mexiko mit LATAM Business auf die Osterinsel (Ö: Osterinseln) ... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Deal: Get up to 30% at all Hilton hotels in India, Sri Lanka and Maldives

Hilton hotels is running an India Monsoon sale offer where you can get up to 30% offer on all Hilton hotels across India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Some sweet deals... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Oktoberfest mit Punkten!

Punkte eignen sich hervorragend bei Events. Schauen wir uns mal das Oktoberfest in München 2017 an ... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Seattle Miles and Points Summer BBQ on 7/30, Hosted by No Mas Coach

Jon and Ben of No Mas Coach are hosting our Reach for the Miles PNW Summer BBQ in Seattle this Sunday, July 30, 2017. I… The post Seattle Miles and Points Summer... Read More

The Gate
Your Chance to Win 250,000 MileagePlus Miles

As a way to promote a limited time offer to earn up to 100 percent of the amount of MileagePlus Miles when you purchase them, the MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes from... Read More

Heels First Travel
Channeling My Inner Dragon…and Tank.

Two weekends ago I went to my first conference hosted by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, which may come as a suprise to some of my readers. I’m a big fan... Read More

Monkey Miles
Review: Le Saint Sulpice Hôtel Montreal, Deluxe Suite

Thinking of heading up to the beautiful, bilingual, Paris of North America? Your experience in Montreal is dependent on where you stay.  Not just the hotel, but the... Read More

Ultima Llamada
Excelentes Tarifas de Air France Alrededor del Mundo: USA, Asia y África desde 383€

Gran oferta global de Air France con precios muy competitivos a destinos como New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Johanesburgo, Dakkar o Shanghai Excelentes Tarifas de Air... Read More

View from the Wing
The Best Way Into American Airlines Admirals Clubs and a 75,000 Mile Kicker

Last month I wrote that there was a 75,000 mile signup bonus offer inside American’s Admirals Clubs for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Uber Introduces $15 Fee To Return Lost Items

A bit over a month ago, Uber announced that they were planning on making some major changes for their drivers, which they referred to as “180 Days Of... Read More

Frequent Miler
Did you know about the Hyatt family rate?

A reader commented on a post over the weekend with a piece of information that was news to me: Hyatt offers a family plan rate that includes up to 50% off a... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
A New Reason To Get TSA Pre-Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that they will start requiring passengers to remove and place all electronics larger than a cell... Read More

View from the Wing
New Electronics Screening Procedures Coming for US Domestic Flights

A month ago the US declared that not only wouldn’t they extend the ban on electronics larger than a standard cell phone to European flights, but they’d... Read More

Mommy Points
What It Was Like Flying in a Private Plane Today (for free)!

I’ve had a few wild and crazy travel dreams in my 36.5 years on earth. Some have actually happened and some haven’t happened quite yet. However, I... Read More

Frequent Miler
11X AA miles spending offer [Targeted]

I received a targeted spending offer in the mail today on a Barclaycard AA Aviator Card: Spend $500 per month in August, September, and October and... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
United Airlines Adds New London Service from Denver

As United faces mounting competition from Frontier and soon Norwegian in Denver, it is embracing the fight rather than abandoning it. Today the carrier announced... Read More

Dots, Lines & Destinations
Bonus Episode 1: United brings back Denver-London

United Airlines is bringing back service on the Denver-London route. Here's a quick take from the team about the new services and what it means for travelers.  Read More

Live from a Lounge
We watched U2 perform in Dublin!!!

We take a break from miles & points coverage to tell you about our adventures with U2, in Ireland of course! The post We watched U2 perform in Dublin!!! appeared... Read More

Voyage Avance
Business Class Review : CX542(HKG – HND)

​​日本人初のBoardingAreaオフィシャルブロガー PAR(PRIDEAUX-ANZAI... Read More

TravelSkills
TSA phases in tougher domestic screening procedures

Those more stringent security inspection standards that the Department of Homeland Security recently stared requiring for overseas airports are being implemented for... Read More

View from the Wing
American Express is Warning Customers Not to Sign Up for Cards Just for the Bonus

American Express has updated credit card application terms for their Delta card with a warning to customers who would just sign for a card, pocket the bonus, and... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Enhanced TSA electronics screening comes to the USA, too

Remember a couple weeks back when security rules were tightened for flights inbound to the United States, including more aggressive screening of electronics? This week... Read More

TravelUpdate
Unbelievably Poor Customer Service During Stay at Hilton Myrtle Beach

Disgusting Room and Awful Customer Service During Stay at Hilton Myrtle Beach “If you think we can do better or there’s a problem at any time during your... Read More