From Miles to Smiles
Be captivated by a visit to the unique Seashell Island in Senegal
Waves lap gently at the pylons beneath the boardwalk as we stroll slowly towards the pink and yellow hues of the buildings perched on Seashell Island. During the traverse we pass motorbikes, donkey carts laden with wares and women in colourful dresses and matching headscarves. Children with beaming smiles animatedly...
Economy Class & Beyond
Air France to bolster Canadian services
Air France is bolstering its Canadian network out of Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with new routes, service resumptions and bolstered frequencies. Oh, Ottowa Let us start with Ottowa, which will be new to the Air France network. The airline will launch a five-times-a-week service to the Canadian capital from 27th June....
Economy Class & Beyond
British Airways to restart Bejing and Shanghai services
British Airways is following Virgin Atlantic, with the airline returning to China after an absence of two years. British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Image, Economy Class and Beyond From 23 April, flights will operate daily between London Heathrow and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Meanwhile, from 3 June, flights will operate four...
God Save The Points
Here’s How Your Citi Card Can Get You Beyoncé Presale Tickets Before Anyone Else
Queen Bey officially announced her Renaissance World Tour earlier this week. And Beyhive fans around the world are anxiously awaiting for tickets to go on sale, as Renaissance... The post Here’s How Your Citi Card Can Get You Beyoncé Presale Tickets Before Anyone Else appeared first on God Save The Points.
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Points Miles and Bling
Patagonia, Part 1: Trip to the End of the World – Ushuaia, Argentina
Background on the City at the End of the World Our first stop in Patagonia was the city at the… The post Patagonia, Part 1: Trip to the End of the World – Ushuaia, Argentina appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
Your Mileage May Vary
Earn Airline Miles When Eating Out: Airline Dining Programs Master List
If there’s an easier way to earn airline miles without flying on an airplane than signing up for a dining program, I’m unaware. For those who don’t know about these…
One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: February 04, 2023
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! I’m at home this weekend spending time with family, before heading out on a big review trip next week. On the points & travel front, this week Delta SkyMiles introduced a new 15% credit card award discount, Qatar Airways and Airbus reached...
View from the Wing
Château LaFake: Should Importing Counterfeit Wine And Other Luxury Goods Be Illegal?
Interesting in U.S. law you cannot protect the recipe for wine. You can only have intellectual property in its packaging. If the wine tastes identical, then customers are really getting what they expected right? And it's just the famous brand that isn't making profit off of it. If...
No Work All Travel
Airline Meals, Part 1
Looking through photos of the pre-pandemic travel days, I began to feel nostalgic for something unusual…or so I thought, until coming across news of Malaysians being able to order AirAsia meals at Kuala Lumpur malls. Then, in October 2020, I found out about Singapore Airlines catering economy and business class...
Points, Miles & Martinis
Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa Rebranding in 2024
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch will be rebranded to the Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa in late 2024. The property currently has 493 guestrooms and suites. As part of the rebranding, the property will undergo a $110 million property renovation including guestrooms; pools; food and...
Miles To Memories
Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Nashville Corner Suite
Looking for an upscale place to stay in Music City USA? Check out our review of the Grand Hyatt Nashville and all it has to offer. The post Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Nashville Corner Suite appeared first on Miles to Memories.
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Lombardi’s: The First Pizzeria In the United States
Although I was born and raised in the city of New York, I am embarrassed to admit that I had never partaken in the offerings of Lombardi’s — the first pizzeria in the United States — until last year when I returned to New York and that oversight was finally...
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
Iberia seat sale: Fly from the U.S. to Spain from $419
Iberia has a new seat sale for their flights out of the U.S.. Fares start as low as $419 for basic economy round trip fights to Spain. The offer needs to be booked by February 10 for travel completed February 14 – March 31, 2023. Click here for more details...
TravelUpdate
Photos: American Airlines Revamped Admirals Club Experience at Washington National Airport
Opened in October 2022, the third Admirals Club location at Ronald Reagan-Washington National Airport stands out compared to other lounges. The first lounge to feature the “new and reimagined” design, American Airlines intends to implement the design concept in many of its Admirals Clubs across the United States. In late...
Live and Let’s Fly
Steakhouse Cheeseburger On United Airlines
It seems that every month United Airlines offers a slight variation on its cheeseburger, so for this week’s Meal of the Week let’s review the “steakhouse cheeseburger” I enjoyed earlier this week. Steakhouse Cheeseburger On United Airlines – Yea Or Nay? United Airlines promises that improvements to its onboard catering...
Out and Out
Close to $300K, laid off, and this year’s goals – February 2023 Freedom update
I feel like my life is on hold. Like I’m on hold, but life just keeps on life-ing. We’re days away from getting the judge’s ruling for a set of cases that have been going on for the past year, hopefully early next week. We think it’ll be in our favor,...
One Mile at a Time
Delta Launching New York To Buenos Aires Route
Delta Air Lines is launching a noteworthy new route to South America out of New York.
Monkey Miles
How to use the IHG credit card free night awards to get top value ( Anniversary Night Award )
A guide on how to use the free night award from Chase IHG Credit Cards The post How to use the IHG credit card free night awards to get top value ( Anniversary Night Award ) appeared first on Monkey Miles.
Miles To Memories
Years Later, I’ve Discovered My Best Use of Food Delivery Services
I've enjoyed using credits from food delivery services for years. But only recently have I found my optimal use for these credits. The post Years Later, I’ve Discovered My Best Use of Food Delivery Services appeared first on Miles to Memories.
Points With a Crew
Why Do Some Airlines Weigh Passengers?
There are many factors that determine an airplane's ability to safely fly. While some airlines weigh passengers before takeoff, there is currently...
Point Me to the Plane
Fun New Online Game For Travelers
If you like to travel, play games, and think you're a whiz at recognizing places and famous sites, check this out!
Point Me to the Plane
Don’t Miss Out On Paying Less For Your Hotel Rooms
Maybe you can’t avoid resort fees, but you can pay less for your hotel room! Here's how.
TravelUpdate
SAS Upgrade Bidding: My Experience Trying to Snag Business Class
How much is business class worth over economy? Here's my experience and price point entering the SAS upgrade bidding fray on a recent flight.
Sam Chui
Hong Kong to Giveaway 700,000 Free Airline Tickets
With Hong Kong fully reopening to the world, it announced a plan to distribute nearly 700,000 free airline tickets to residents and visitors. This plan called “World Of Winners” was first announced on October 2022 to promote the recovery of the aviation industry, tourism, and economy of Hong Kong. Well,...
View from the Wing
Check The Hotel Bible, People Are Leaving Cash Inside?
There's an urban legend that you can find cash tucked into the bible in your hotel room. And I'm here to say that I cannot tell you that this won't happen. Some of you will want to check, at least leaf through the pages of the book in...
Frequent Miler
New Delta consumer card offers out this week
This week, new offers have launched on several of the Delta SkyMiles consumer credit cards. These offers could be a great way to build up your balance for one of the great Delta business class deals that still exist, and they may be more valuable to some given the new...
The Bulkhead Seat
Check Your MileagePlus Accounts: United PQP Jumpstart Deposited
In November, United announced that it was increasing the qualification requirements for elite status… The post Check Your MileagePlus Accounts: United PQP Jumpstart Deposited appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Live and Let’s Fly
“Why Would I Need Pants On?” (Woman Strides Through Miami Airport)
If you’re flying to a warm-weather destination, is it okay to get in the mood by wearing a bathing suit on the flight? One woman certainly thought it was just fine to stride through Miami International Airport without pants on. Woman Walks Through Miami Airport Without Pants On A woman...
Economy Class & Beyond
Virgin Atlantic plans to return to Shanghai
With China reopening, Virgin Atlantic is happy to return to Shanghai in May.  Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 landing at London Heathrow Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond This will mark the return of Virgin Atlantic to China. It will be the first time since 23 December 2020 the destination has been served –...
Economy Class & Beyond
Lufthansa to add five new North American destinations for its Boeing 787-9 fleet
Lufthansa has big plans for its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with the airline adding five new destinations for the type in North America. Lufhansa Boeing 787-9 taking off. Image, Lufthansa. So where are Lufthansa’s Dreamliner off to? The airline plans to operate its 787-9 fleet to: Frankfurt to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas,...
God Save The Points
$1900 Flat Bed Flights From New York To Paris Or Milan, With A Catch
There’s always a catch these days, right? Well, at least at GSTP you usually get it in the headline. And to finalize that “catch”, you’ll need... The post $1900 Flat Bed Flights From New York To Paris Or Milan, With A Catch appeared first on God Save The Points.
God Save The Points
If You Have A Delta Amex Card, Today Is A Good Day!
Delta just made a power move that makes having a Delta American Express Card more valuable today than it was yesterday. For cardholders, it’s a lose... The post If You Have A Delta Amex Card, Today Is A Good Day! appeared first on God Save The Points.
Economy Class & Beyond
UK Passport price increase goes into effect
If you missed out on the warning last month, it’s a bit late now, as the price of a UK Passport has now increased. Now more expensive than ever -Image, Home Office.  The new fees for the standard application process are: Apply online Apply by paper form Adult (16 and...
God Save The Points
Yeehaw! Chase Sapphire Lounge Network Expanding With New Locations Slated for Dallas and Austin
The premium travel card wars continue to heat up! And it’s no surprise that we keep hearing about new credit card issuer airport lounges, given the... The post Yeehaw! Chase Sapphire Lounge Network Expanding With New Locations Slated for Dallas and Austin appeared first on God Save The Points.
Economy Class & Beyond
Peace breaks out: Qatar Airways and Airbus agree settlement over A350s
It seems peace – or a variety of peace – has broken out between Toulouse and Qatar, with Airbus and Qatar Airways reaching a settlement over Qatar Airways Airbus A350 paint issues and the partial grounding of the type. Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 at Hamad International Airport, Image Economy Class...
Economy Class & Beyond
Singapore Airlines to offer free inflight Wifi to Business Class Passengers, as well as new plans for other passengers
There’s good news in the world of inflight connectivity, as Singapore Airlines rolls out some new connectivity options on their aircraft. Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 landing at London Heathrow Airport – Image Economy Class and Beyond The airline is to offer Business Class, First Class and Suites passengers (as well...