View from the Wing
Frequent Flyer Program for Sale: Blackstone May Buy Stake in Jet Airways JetPrivilege

While both Etihad and Jet Airways would retain stakes in the program after a deal with Blackstone it's not clear the relative shares each party would give up. For... Read More

Out and Out
GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Basic Pass to FinCon 2018 Next Month (Worth $600+)! 🎁

Join me at FinCon 2018 next month! For my birthday weekend next week, I’m giving away a Basic Pass to the event which is September 26th through 29th, 2018, in... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
SFO to Barcelona $409-$457 all alliances Sep-July 2019

San Francisco to Barcelona is on sale with all three alliances. Oneworld and SkyTeam offer fares in the $409 to $438 price range for travel departures from mid-September... Read More

Miles To Memories
With Expedia Taking Over the Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal, Will Prices Be Going Up?

Expedia Takes Over Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel: Have Prices Gone Up? We compared the new Expedia with the existing travel portal and got you an answer! The post With... Read More

One Mile at a Time
United First Class Meals — How Are They?

Nowadays I don't actually fly domestically that much. A majority of my travel is international, and then most of my domestic travel is either on premium transcontinental... Read More

Travel With Grant
Chase IHG Premier Credit Card $50 Statement Credit Posted (1 Week After First Purchase)

Good afternoon everyone, I have a quick update to my recent post: Get Matched to the New Chase IHG Rewards Premier 100,000 Point Sign Up Bonus.  In that post,... Read More

Mestre das Milhas
Smiles NÃO limitará emissão de passagens prêmio

Diferentemente da Multiplus que avisou e mudou seu regulamento para tal fim, hoje, o leitor Eduardo entrou em contato que ao tentar emitir uma passagem prêmio via... Read More

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

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