One Mile at a Time
Review: Sichuan Airlines Business Class A330 Chengdu To Jinan

At the forward door I was greeted by two friendly flight attendants, who verified my boarding pass and pointed me towards the far aisle. One interesting note about the... Read More

Travel With Grant
Shelli’s World Coffee Tour – Coffee Houses in Vancouver, Canada

I guess it’s time for a true confession. I’m a coffee snob. And when I travel, I have a passion for supporting local roasters and coffee houses. Let’s... Read More

Points With a Crew
[Targeted] Easy 2,000 FlexPoints for your holiday shopping

If you have a U.S. Bank FlexPerks Visa card, see if you are targeted for an easy 2,000 bonus points this holiday season. Read More

Angelina Travels
Free Netflix with T-Mobile One Family Plans

A few years back, I my family and I made the switch to T-Mobile, and we can all agree that it’s one of the best things we’ve done from a cost-savings... Read More

Miles To Memories
Monday Morning Miles Talk: Kroger Gift Card Deal Results

My results from the ongoing Kroger 3rd party gift card sale. Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Tethered drones bring cell service to Puerto Rico

The struggle to restore communications infrastructure on Puerto Rico is real. AT&T is switching to drones in some locations to deliver coverage. The post Tethered... Read More

God Save The Points
Question: How Can I Combine My Points – For Free Flights?

Perhaps the most confusing part of points in miles are the can’s and the cannot’s. Like driving in a foreign country, there are confusing rules, one way... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Air France Explore the World sweepstakes

Air France has an Explore the World sweepstakes quiz for 2 tickets from USA to anywhere Air France flies, as long as within $4,000 total price. These are economy round... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The Nicest Sheraton Club Lounge I’ve Ever Visited

There's a huge variance in terms of the quality of hotel club lounges, both depending on the brand of hotel you're staying at, and also depending on where in the world... Read More

Alaska Airlines Seattle Pittsburgh Flights Starting

Alaska Airlines has been ironing out the last parts of its merger with Virgin America. The two airlines combined about 2 years ago, and have since been streamlining... Read More

Deals We Like
Seated is Now Offering $30-$40 in Gift Cards for Eating Out!

If you eat out often (or ever), I highly recommend checking out the site Seated. This app allows you to make a restaurant reservation through their app and for doing so... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Jet Airways will nix First Class in 2019

Jet Airways becomes the latest airline to nix First Class in favour of a more compact Business Class cabin in their aircraft. The airline will make significant changes... Read More

The Gate
Marriott Rewards Flash Sale on Merchandise 2017 to Begin at Noon Eastern Time Today — But…

For 24 hours only beginning today, Monday, November 20, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time, this holiday flash sale will occur through which you can purchase merchandise... Read More

View from the Wing
Why Emirates Walked Away From Buying 36 More A380s – Possibly Sealing the Plane’s Fate

The Airbus A380 is popular with customers for its spaciousness, although airlines are just now starting to really squeeze passengers into it like never before. However... Read More

God Save The Points
The Five Easiest Ways To Earn Free Nights At Luxury Hotels…

Everyone loves a luxury hotel and virtually no one loves paying for one. The good news is there are quite a few ways to live the dream, enjoying plush digs without... Read More

Travel With Massi
Travel Diary: Shanghai & Ostchina

Kanäle, Gärten und Pagoden in Hangzhou, Suzhou und Shanghai Shanghai – die größte Stadt Chinas und gleichzeitig auch Wirtschaftszentrum... Read More

Travel Codex
New Routes and Upgrade Rules for Delta One Coming Soon

Over the weekend, Delta Air Lines announced it would be adding three new routes with its Delta One service, which offers lie-flat seats on domestic flights. I find it a... Read More

Miles To Memories
Discounted Gift Cards on eBay: Save at Lowe’s, Staples and More

There's some new discounted gift card deals on eBay. Some are sold from PPDG, but these purchase will no longer earn 5X, unless you have an old Ink Mastercard. Read More

God Save The Points
Stellar Deals: $340+ Most U.S. Cities To Amsterdam Or Paris – Round Trip…

Canals or carafes? Paris and Amsterdam are two of Europe’s brightest jewels and making the trip to either romantic, idyllic and exciting city is now more... Read More

One Mile at a Time
My New Favorite Airline Boarding Music

I know I'm a weirdo, but I really have a thing for airline boarding music. I tend to think we associate a lot of memories with music, either based on what we were... Read More

Popular: A350 Review + Cheap bag essentials + New first class + Delta final 747 + Perfect timing

TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 Trip Report: Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 SFO-Hong Kong 2 4... Read More

Michael W Travels
Enter For A Chance To Win A Lufthansa First Class Duck!

Lufthansa First Class Ducks are highly collectible yet hard to come by since you can only get them at the First Class Lounge & Terminal. You could also purchase them... Read More

Deals We Like
20% off Amazon Warehouse Black Friday Sale!

Amazon is offering 20% off on their already discounted warehouse items! This warehouse deal is part of Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion and... Read More

Miles To Memories
Earn Bonus Alaska Miles While Doing Your Holiday Shopping at the Mall

Alaska Airlines now offers in-store shopping via their shopping portal. Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Delta Medallions Now Eligible for Upgrades to Delta One Business Class

Last week we broke news that Delta One Business Class Expands to More US Domestic Routes, as mentioned New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) return to a Delta One... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
The Japanese (non) LCCs: Japan Air Lines

Wrapping my LCC tour of Japan with a very much non-LCC experience. Call it extenuation circumstances or just my hunt for the right fare and schedule. The JAL domestic... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Kostenlose Lufthansa Meilen – Wir rubbeln wieder in der App!

Lufthansa Miles and More ist ein wenig traditionell unterwegs. Im Winter gibt es wieder ein Handy Gewinnspiel ... Read More

Did A Citi Employee Steal Your Personal Information Too?

Disclaimer: The following is not legal advice. Please contact me at if the following happened to you.  I was away on my South America & Africa... Read More

View from the Wing
Delta Introducing Elite Upgrades on Domestic Lie Flat Business Class Routes

With Delta introducing lie flat premium cabin seats on New York JFK – Seattle and New York JFK – San Diego effective April 1 and New York JFK – Las... Read More

Alitalia Launches Johannesburg Nairobi Flights

Alitalia has been through a really tough time the past year. They have been struggling financially, and went bankrupt back over the summer. With such a precarious... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Priority Pass Adds Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX

Starting today, Monday November the 20th, Priority Pass is adding access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Terminal 2. It’s nice to see Priority Pass... Read More

One Mile at a Time
WHOA! Delta To Offer Medallion Upgrades On All Domestic Flights, Including Delta One

Delta One is the name for Delta’s premium business class service, which they offer on most international longhaul flights, as well as on select... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Yes Gary, I Would Fly 1700 Miles in a Regional Jet

Gary Leff asks, “Would You Fly 1700 Miles in a Regional Jet?” My answer is…depends on the jet. But in answer to the specific jet referred to in his... Read More

Deals We Like
Black Friday Promotion: Earn Double Miles by Shopping Online!

Many of the airline shopping portals are offering double points for your online shopping. You just need to go through their portal first to make your purchase and your... Read More

God Save The Points
One Airport Terminal Will Soon Have The World’s Best VIP Lounges…

Having airline elite status may not be what it once was, but for frequent guests of one terminal, there will soon be four incredible reasons to keep it. Behind the duty... Read More

Miles To Memories
New Office Depot/Max Amex Offer, Stack With Visa Gift Card Instant Rebate!

Get 1,000 additional Membership Rewards points (or $10) one-time by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $50+ in one or more eligible transactions in-store at... Read More

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