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Where to get a free 24-48 hour Covid test in Seattle

If you live in, work in, or visit Seattle, you’re eligible to get free testing from the City of Seattle. Due to a partnership with the county and the University of... Read More

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Think Your Hotel Safe Is Safe? It’s Not.

You’ve arrived at your destination safely, gotten to your hotel, checked into your room and unpacked. All your clothes are in the closet and drawers, and your... Read More

Miles To Memories
Determining How Much You Need To Retire and How Points Can Help

How much do you need to retire? Let's talk about the Trinity Study, the 4 Percent Rule, calculating your FI number, and how points can help. The post Determining How... Read More

View from the Wing
Passenger Blasts United Airlines Telling Her To Fight Through Crowded Gate Area If She Wants To Fly

An announcement was made for people to keep their distance from each other at the gate, but no one did. United told her that she should just "push your way through" when... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 parked at London Heathrow Airport

It’s Saturday and it’s still my week off – so it’s time for some more airplane art. This time we have a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 parked... Read More

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STORNIERBAR: 30% Rabatt und Frühstück bei Accor Indonesien (Bali)

Bei Accor All gibt es auf stornierbare Buchungen in Indonesien 30% Rabatt und das Frühstück ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: July 11, 2020

Happy weekend, and I hope everyone is continuing to hang in there! On the points & travel front, this week World of Hyatt announced a great new promotion for... Read More

Family Flys Free
5 Essential Travel Tips For Your First Visit To China ​

Interested in visiting China? Here are a few essential China travel tips that you'll need to know before your first visit to this amazing country: The post 5 Essential... Read More

View from the Wing
American Airlines Will Be Warning Employees Of Mass Furloughs

United Airlines made big news this week by announcing they could lay off as much as 39% of their employees (which some media exaggerated as half). Now American... Read More

Sam Chui
World’s Biggest Airline Memorabilia Collection + Giveaways

I recently visited one of the world's biggest aviation and airline memorabilia collectors and got to take a look at his amazing collection. Video Anthony Toth's airline... Read More

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Marriott Bonvoy schreibt die Statusnächte der Promo gut

Die Marriott Bonvoy Statusnächte der angekündigten Promo werden gerade verarbeitet ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Recap: 7 Opportunities To Buy Points

We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirational... Read More

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Boarding Desaster VIDEO: Gate Lice Passagiere aus der Hölle

Ein Boarding Desaster Video über ganz schlimme Gate Lice ... Read More

God Save The Points
This Summer, Ditch Big Italian Cities For These Dreamy Towns

When it comes to summer travel, Italy is firmly circled on every map. Rome typically becomes a sea of tourists, Milanese locals flee the city in droves to make room for... Read More

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Amazon’s Bolder Tactics To Get Customers To Pay With Loyalty Points partners with several loyalty programs to allow members to use points to pay for merchandise. Under almost any circumstances, using your points to pay for... Read More

Miles To Memories
CSR Upgrade Denial, Mask Shaming, Wynn Calls Customers Shady & Why I Don’t Tell Friends About The Hobby

Our most popular posts from June 2020. Mask shaming, Vegas Diamond lounges, Wynn calling customers shady, getting denied for a CSR upgrade & more. The post CSR... Read More

The Gate
At as Much as $460.06, Is the Empire State Building Worth Visiting?

For decades, the world-famous Empire State Building — which was designated as a National Historic Landmark in the United States on Saturday, June 14, 1986 —... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Southwest’s Latest Growth Opportunity In Southern California

Earlier this week JetBlue announced it would be leaving Long Beach (LGB) this autumn. The departure presents an opportunity for many carries, but especially for... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Barbados 12 Month Visa Offers Chance to Work Remotely From Caribbean

Barbados 12 Month Visa – Work Remotely for a Year in Paradise! Are you tired and frustrated from too much quarantining and you’re able to work remotely from... Read More

View from the Wing
It Looks Like Hawaii Tourism Won’t Re-Start August 1 After All

Travel doesn't just face risk from COVID-19, but from the response to COVID-19, and more importantly from changes in that response. In other words regime uncertainty.... Read More

Michael W Travels
Get A FREE Drink From Shake Shack With $20+ Site Orders

It’s no secret that Shake Shack is my favorite fast-casual restaurant. (I’ve written many posts about them over the years…) When it comes to the... Read More

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Six Senses Giftcards mit 20% Bonus

Six Senses verkauft Giftcards mit einem 20% Bonus ... Read More

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20% BONUS bei Aman Giftcards

Aman Hotels verkaufen Giftcards mit einem 20% Bonus ... Read More

סיכום חדשות ומבצעים מהשבוע האחרון

שדרוג משמעותי לתוכנית... Read More

Обзор: Hilton, Шарджа

Ambassador Suite за 45$, но зато лаунж без еды и... Read More

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Spirit’s New Way To Get More $$$ (Even During A Pandemic), If An Airline Has A Bad Idea Why Do the Rest Copy It?, Complaining Passenger Got What He Deserved

Hello, travel friends and happy Saturday. Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we... Read More

Miles To Memories
Earning Spouse Points with American Express Account Manager

This is a must for those of us that have an unwilling spouse or significant other when it comes time to making a call to the credit card companies. The post Earning... Read More

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Thai verlängert internationalen Flugstopp bis Ende August

Bei Thai wird es so schnell keine internationalen Verbindungen geben ... Read More

Frequent Flyer Bonuses
$50/€50/£50 daily credit when you stay 2 or more nights at Conrad Hotels Worldwide

Offer details: Receive a $50 daily credit (£50 in the UK, €50 in Europe) if you stay two or more nights at participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts... Read More

Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Three People On the Same Delta Air Lines Flight Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Three passengers who were all on the same Delta Air Lines flight between Atlanta and Albany, NY have all since tested positive for the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
United Airlines Won’t Close LAX 787 Base

United Airlines will not close its Boeing 787 pilot base at Los Angeles International Airport after all, a small reprieve in an otherwise highly uncertain time for many... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Comparison: Hilton Surpass Vs. Hilton Business Card

American Express and Hilton have a suite of four co-branded credit cards. As you'd expect, each card is going after a different market segment. How do the Hilton Surpass... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Post-COVID Travel Will Be A Bit Of An Oddity

Do you have any trepidation about post coronavirus travel? Join the club! Astronaut Chris Hadfield's advice and wisdom is the fear antidote. Read More

Travel With Grant
The Story of My Wife’s New Chase Credit Card

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  My wife and I have a few large expenses coming up in the next few months, so we decided to get... Read More

View from the Wing
Stacking Hyatt Opportunities For Huge Value This Month And Next

Hyatt has been the most aggressive of hotel chains in offering value to win back guests. A number of simultaneous offers and opportunities make it possible to get really... Read More

No Mas Coach!
Our Recent Covid-19 Hotel Stay, How Different Was It?

Just last weekend we decided to fire up the car and head on an old fashioned road trip. Flying wasn’t in the cards quite yet, and we got a new puppy a few months... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Delta CEO Indirectly Hints At Second Airline Bailout

Reading between the lines of a recent interview, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian is laying the groundwork for a second bailout to protect airline employees. Delta CEO... Read More

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Is Chase Giving Better Rewards To Less Expensive Cards?

I use shopping portals to get miles for things I’d be buying anyway. Portals are websites that you click through to get to other websites. When shopping through a... Read More

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