View from the Wing
The Curious Case of Extra Points Charges For 2 Guests on Hilton Award Nights

If there was ever any doubt about whether Hilton Honors had become a full revenue-based program, this should help disabuse that. Continue reading The Curious Case of... Read More

Renting a Car? Watch Out for That Outrageous Toll Administrative Charge

If you’ve ever rented a car, you probably know that most rental company charge a toll administrative fee.  Most rental companies have to clearly disclose that... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: June 23, 2018

This past week I wrapped up a trip to Italy and Greece. At the moment I'm just completing some domestic travel, and then early next week will be headed to the Middle... Read More

Monkey Miles
One flight could net me 2 Elite Statuses. What would you do?

Is having 2 better than one? We take a look at the opportunity to hold two mid tier elite statuses vs one top tier status The post One flight could net me 2 Elite... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
American Airlines D.C. Premium Service, Stricter TSA Security Rules, Amex Business Platinum Benefits

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and... Read More

Miles To Memories
Las Vegas Sterling Brunch Review: AYCE Caviar, Lobster & Champagne! Is Vegas’ Most Boujee Buffet Worth the Hefty Price?

Las Vegas' most expensive buffet is a once per week affair with unlimited champagne, caviar, filet mignon and lobster. Is this pricey experience worth the cost of... Read More

Points With a Crew
Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Review

In early June I took our older kids on an adventure to Europe. Before our flight we stayed at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport. I didn't have high expectations for... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The Sad State Of Airline & Hotel Loyalty Program Promotions

With the Iberia Plus promotion we've seen over the past few days (which has left a lot of us scratching our heads), it got me thinking about my general disappoint with... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Ein GEILER Skyteam Business Sale Warschau – China

Mit den Skyteam Partnern in der Business von Warschau nach China ... Read More

View from the Wing
New: Expiring Points After Just 6 Months of Inactivity and Bad Thing to Do To Your Pilot

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Days Left 300K Hilton Points + 100K AmEx Plat Offer, No Fee Ultimate Reward Offers, & 230K AAdvantage Miles

Hilton and American Express Offer Up to 300,000 points including a no-fee option As you’re likely aware, AmEx became the sole Hilton card issuer after Citi and... Read More

God Save The Points
Hot Deal: Many U.S. Cities To Hawaii Starting At $355 Round Trip…

Hawaii is always worth the trip… Forget the news! Trying to scare you away from Hawaii by talking about one singular Volcano on a part of one island tourists... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Iberia’s Website Is Down – No Surprise

Iberia announced a generous promotion (perhaps a mistake in terms) that earns recipients 9,000 avios per ticket. While the deal has been curtailed, that hasn’t... Read More

One Mile at a Time
5 Common Misconceptions About The Chase Sapphire Reserve

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card was introduced just under two years ago, and with it Chase has managed to capture a whole new market that previously... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Mixed Feelings on the Reconfigured United 757-300

Reconfigured Boeing 757-300 Aircraft United Airlines operates a small fleet of 21 757-300 (753) aircraft, a high-density domestic workhouse flying primarily on... Read More

Miles To Memories
My Game Plan For Chase Freedom’s 3rd Quarter 5% Categories

This is a decent 5% quarter for Chase Freedom cardholders. I give you a few tips & tricks on how to maximize it. The post My Game Plan For Chase Freedom’s 3rd... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
DEAL: Royal Jordanian Business Athen – Bangkok (Return): 1300 Euro

Mit der Royal Jordanian Business von Athen nach Bangkok ... Read More

Travel With Grant
Common Travel Scams & How to Avoid Them

As experienced travelers we think we’re savvy when it comes to travel scams and how to avoid them. However, since the busy travel season is upon us, reviewing the... Read More

No Mas Coach!
TODAY: Last Chance for Europe BUSINESS CLASS flights for $300

Iberia is running an amazing deal where you can get a business class ticket, but jumping through some hoops, for under $300. The post TODAY: Last Chance for Europe... Read More

Angelina Travels
British Airways Call Center Hold Time Alternative

Who else can vividly remember the golden age of miles and points? One credit card offer that truly got me hooked during the “golden age” was the British... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Full Lunch on 35-Minute Lufthansa Flight

Yesterday, I flew Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Munich in order to catch a longhaul home to Los Angeles. Expecting a light snack, I was surprised when a hearty meal was... Read More

Michael W Travels
Amex Offers: SPG- $60 Off $300 (20% Off)!

It’s been a while since I last checked my American Express accounts to see my Amex Offers. I tend to check less frequently these days due to a lack of exciting... Read More

God Save The Points
You Can Book NYC Helicopter Tours For Just $84 Per Person…

New York is a city of dizzying heights. From the Freedom Tower at One World Trade to the Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center, there’s a never ending array of... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Emirates Will Operate The World’s Shortest Scheduled A380 Flight Ever

Emirates is by far the world's largest operator of the A380. The airline exclusively has 777s and A380s, so they operate huge planes on short routes (and also huge... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 198: The AA +UA + Rolls episode

Does it feel like this trio of topics come up too often? Maybe if they weren't always doing silly things we'd venture out more. But not this week. Because American,... Read More

The Short Final
My Favorite Ways to Find Premium Flight Deals

If you’ve been following this blog for the past couple of weeks you’ve seen me dabble in posting flight deals. I’m not an expert by any means, but if I... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Will Austin Become Delta’s Fourth Focus City?

View From the Wing reported yesterday that Delta will upgrade Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to a focus city. If true, Austin will join Boston (BOS),... Read More

View from the Wing
United Handing Out Gift Cards and Miles at the Gate to Promote Credit Card Awareness

I’m a big fan of creative and even guerrilla marketing efforts, especially when it’s travel companies getting attention by giving away value to their... Read More

Running with Miles
Airline Deal of the Year: Get 90,000 Avios at Very Cheap Prices!

This could be the airline deal of the year! Earn up to 90,000 Avios at very cheap prices with this awesome promo. But, check it out and act fast as it expires tomorrow... Read More

Mommy Points
Going All-In on the 90,000 Mile Iberia Promo of the Year With a Family

As a friend of mine once said, if it is worth doing for one person, it is worth doing for the whole family. Before the 'frequent flyer promo of the year' expires, let's... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
DEAL: Swiss Business Budapest – Shanghai (Return): 1350 Euro

Mit der Swiss Business von Budapest nach Shanghai ... Read More

Miles To Memories
ATW: Citi Shutdown, Real Life Mission Impossible, American Loses $13K in Luggage & Lots More!

My latest edition of Roundup: Articles From Around the Web! The post ATW: Citi Shutdown, Real Life Mission Impossible, American Loses $13K in Luggage & Lots More!... Read More

Points With a Crew
Deal of the year? 90,000 Avios for less than $350!

Every once in a while a killer, too-good-to-be-true deal comes out, and the company quickly rescinds it. But it sounds like this Iberia Avios deal is real. Read More

Deals We Like
I’m Going All In! $250 for 90,000 Iberia Avios!

Yesterday I wrote about what will most likely be the biggest promotion of the year! At that time, I was undecided as to whether or not I would take advantage of the... Read More

View from the Wing
15 Year Old Dyslexic Girl Comes to the Aid of Distressed Deaf and Blind Passenger

Sometimes people can be wonderful even in the midst of air travel. And small kindnesses can make all the difference to the people we touch. Continue reading 15 Year Old... Read More

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