Deals We Like
Need to Book a Marriott or Starwood Hotel for Next Week, Book Now!

As you all know by now (I am assuming!), the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs are combining in just a few days on August 18th. We’ve been told that the... Read More

Frequent Miler
Easy 6K Southwest points (targeted)

Southwest recently came out with a targeted promotion that is pretty awesome. I didn’t have this promotion in my account and I initially figured that it was likely... Read More

View from the Wing
Report: 60,000 Mile Inflight Offer for AAdvantage Card Ends This Month

At the beginning of the month Barclays increased the offer on its AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard to 60,000 bonus miles after first purchase in the first... Read More

Monkey Miles
ICYMI: Chase loses Korean Air as a transfer partner + who we’d like to see replace them.

There’s no getting around the fact that this is a big loss to Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program. Korean Air consistently releases a lot of award space to... Read More

The Gate
World of Hyatt to Expand With Small Luxury Hotels of The World

I received an e-mail message recently from Amy Weinberg — who is the senior vice president of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program — which... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Emirates Lounge Milan Airport

After spending the night at the Sofitel Athens Airport we flew Aegean in economy from Athens to Milan, which was a surprisingly pleasant experience. Our flight arrived... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
65K Point Southwest Priority Card Launch Ending

Chase is out with a launch of the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card, where you can earn up to 65,000 points. Learn More about this offer... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Southwest Is The Best Airline You’re Probably Not Flying: 11 Reasons

I came late in life to my Luv affair with Southwest Airlines. I always knew the airline had a cult following and assumed that most people knew everything there was to... Read More

God Save The Points
The Mistakes Tourists Make In Los Angeles…

It’s not easy being in a new place for the first time. There’s so much information out there, it’s just hard to know what to truly believe and what to... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Contest: Win One Million United Miles

United Airlines is giving away 1 million award miles to three travelers who share a particularly compelling photo or video from their travels. Here’s how the... Read More

Miles To Memories
American Airlines Just Made Using Their Miles Easier!

American Airlines miles are not the easiest to use, but they have taken a step in the right direction, adding more partner options to their online award searching and... Read More

Deals We Like
Having Just 1 Amex Membership Reward Card Can Save you a Boatload at Amazon

One of my favorite promotions that pop ups quite often are the American Express Membership Reward / Amazon partnership offers. When these promotions appear, all you have... Read More

View from the Wing
American Briefly Showed Award Space Online For Four New Partners, But They’ve Pulled It

Last night American Airlines started showing some award space online for Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar, and SriLankan. That’s been pulled and is no... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Should You Get The Hyatt Or IHG Credit Card?

We recently saw Chase refresh two of their popular hotel credit cards -- The World of Hyatt Credit Card and the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Centurion Suite At U.S. Open

American Express Centurion lounge fans will be happy to hear that Amex will be offering cardmembers access to The Centurion Suite at the U.S. Open. You can see more... Read More

God Save The Points
How “Combining Fares” Can Unlock Reasonably Priced Flight Upgrades…

Round trip business may be crazy expensive, but one way… Here’s something you already know: some flights are longer than others. Here’s something you... Read More

The Short Final
What is the Michelin Guide and What Are Michelin Stars?

You’ve heard it before – world-renowned Michelin Starred chef XXX has the best-rated restaurant in Europe! That all sounds great, but you may be asking... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Fake Power Outlets At Airports: Hilarious (or Cruel?)

I have long found the supply and demand relationship involving airports and power outlets perplexing. Do so many people wake up every morning with dead phone batteries?... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Airline stopovers: Big business or marketing malarkey?

Stopovers arguably built the Icelandic tourism economy and its position in the North Atlantic aviation market. But are such programs a guaranteed success? More and more... Read More

Miles To Memories
Chase Losing Popular Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are probably the most valuable points currency out there. The main reason for that is that they have many travel partners and good transfer... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Smoking Good Time On Middle East Airlines

As I walked onto my Middle Eastern Airlines A320 flight from Dubai to Beirut, cigarette smoke wafted out of the cockpit. What was in store for me? I know the cigarette... Read More

Running with Miles
Different Goals, Different Values

Last week, I wrote about my upcoming travel and I had a comment that made me think a bit. The comment was actually similar comments thrown around in the internet and the... Read More

Michael W Travels
Our Awkward Uber Experience In Baku, Azerbaijan

The Michael W Travels family is currently on a month long summer trip. When visiting a city, our preferred form of transportation is walking. When we need to go to... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Predictions: What Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners Could Chase Add?

Yesterday we learned that Korean Air SkyPass will be removed as a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner as of August 25, 2018. This is a big blow to the value of the... Read More

Out and Out
Get a Year + 3 Months of 0% Interest (Including $0 Balance Transfers!) With This Amex Card

0% APR intro offers are common, especially for purchases. And you can usually transfer a balance from another card – but you’ll pay fees in the form of a... Read More

Miles To Memories
United Mileage Plus & Lending Club’s Awful Personal Loan Offer

United Mileage Plus & Lending Club partner up for a personal loan offer that is about as bad as it gets. The post United Mileage Plus & Lending Club’s... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Want an E.U. Passport? Head to Portugal and Buy Property (Or Create Some Jobs)

In a bid to attract business and fuel a burgeoning startup economy, Portugal is offering a special kind of lure to investors and startup owners: a European Union... Read More

View from the Wing
Final Week: 65,000 Point Launch Offer for New Southwest Priority Card

Southwest and Chase introduced a new more premium credit card product last week that's a nice improvement over their existing cards. I like the line from Southwest's... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
A flight attendant responds to my “How to Fix American’s Credit Card Pitch” video

A flight attendant recently made a well-reasoned counterpoint to my distinct and focused hatred of the dread credit card pitch. Let's talk about it, discuss why they... Read More

Frequent Miler
Here’s Marriott’s timeline for August 18th merger day

Many readers have asked what to expect on August 18th with regard to Marriott Merger Day, and we have been advising everyone to expect all-out pandemonium. It turns out... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Amex Centurion Suite Coming To The US Open

One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee) and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express... Read More

Road Warriorette
My favorite carry-on suitcases

What suitcases do I have the most experience with, and out of those which are my favorite? Reader B asks…. Hi RW! You talk a lot about suitcases and how choosing... Read More

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