Loyalty Traveler
Kool Kaunas Lithuania and Park Inn Kaunas video

In June 2018 Kelley and I flew from Copenhagen to Kaunas, Lithuania for a 3-night stay at Park Inn Kaunas. I booked the hotel when it was still a category 1 reward for... Read More

TravelUpdate
Alaska mystery bonus, purchase miles at incredible 1.97 CPM!

The latest from Alaska Mileage Plan is a mystery offer of up to 50% bonus on purchased miles. The Alaska mystery bonus promotion is applicable on all... Read More

View from the Wing
Marriott Listened: Offering Limited Points Back on Travel Packages

A lot of people are unhappy with how Marriott is handling travel packages. Over the weekend Marriott shared the new chart for how legacy travel package certificates... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Wow: Alaska Offering Up To 50% Bonus On Purchased Miles

Alaska Airlines has just launched a new bonus on purchased miles. They're offering a "mystery bonus," so different accounts will be eligible for different offers --... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Der beste DE Kreditkartenbonus ever: 60000 Meilen

American Express DE hat den besten Bonus für den Abschluss einer Amex seit jeher laufen ... Read More

The Short Final
Airbnb: How to Weed Out The Good Places From the Bad

Airbnbs have changed the game – this is no secret. A kitchen, washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, and low price points are some of the benefits of booking an Airbnb over a... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Die alte SPG Stay History gibt es noch!

Der Marriott / SPG Merger ist vollzogen. Wer sich seine SPG Stays anschauen möchte, kann das sogar noch tun ... Read More

Mike a Bordo
El Mundial de Rusia 2018 No Fue lo Que Esperaba

Después de haber estado en varios mundiales de futbol en el pasado, el Mundial de Futbol de Rusia 2018 fue uno muy especial para mi, pero a la vez muy diferente.... Read More

Miles To Memories
Marriott Attempts to Fix Travel Package Value Issues & Opens Up Booking Much Sooner Than Promised

Marriott is backtracking a bit when it comes to the value of some of their travel packages. Find out how to potentially get a refund if you have a certificate which has... Read More

Deals We Like
Marriott Makes Good on Their Travel Packages

Before Marriott and Starwood’s loyalty programs combined on August 18th, Marriott would not disclose how their Travel Packages would map to the new award chart if... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
‘You Were Playing a Game’ – Hating on Marriott Travel Package Bookers

Marriott Travel Packages took a big hit and many avid customers are livid. Some say customers were 'gaming' Marriott. But who was really gaming who? The post ‘You... Read More

Running with Miles
New Miles Promo: Get Up to a 50% Bonus When Buying Alaska Miles

There is a new miles promo for Alaska Airline miles and you could get as much as a 50% bonus when buying miles. This isn't for everyone (and that 50% is targeted) but if... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Positive Updates Regarding Marriott Travel Packages

One of the major questions leading up to Marriott's new loyalty program was how they would handle existing Travel Packages. On Saturday they revealed how Travel Packages... Read More

TravelUpdate
Hurry! Hyatt mystery bonus promotion ends this Wednesday

Last two days to take advantage of Hyatt’s mystery bonus promotion – members have reported up to 40% bonus. Hyatt mystery bonus is available... Read More

Running with Miles
Award Promo: Discounted Award Travel to Europe and Australia with Delta – From 26,000 Miles!

Check out these award promos from Delta with discounted award travel to Europe and Australia! With roundtrip awards starting at just 26,000 miles, these could be a nice... Read More

Monkey Miles
$1280+ Fantastic Swiss Biz/First Sale for 2 out of London

Looking for a great deal to Southeast Asia? Swiss has a great product and fares to match with this fantastic Companion fare sale The post $1280+ Fantastic Swiss... Read More

God Save The Points
Fail: 10 Ultra Common New York City Tourist Mistakes…

Uptown means numbers go up, downtown… yeah. “Fail” is the fun, 21st century way of telling someone they’re doing it all wrong. If you are headed... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Introduction: A SkyTeam Adventure in the Middle East

I’m closing in on my goal to try every member airline of the three of major alliances. My last trip focused on SkyTeam, with an opportunity to fly three new... Read More

View from the Wing
New Marriott Program: Right Now Your Status is Whatever You Say it Is

Starwood Preferred Guest has moved onto the Marriott IT platform. Marriott brought their system down on Saturday to transition everything over. (Loyalty programs always... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
American Express Up To 35,000 Bonus MR Points With Spend

Cardmembers of The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN should check their account for the following targeted spend offer of up to 35,000... Read More

Miles To Memories
Hack to Avoid Fandango’s Booking Fee – Should Work for Sinemia Users Too

I am not sure if it is a promo or an error but I show you how to avoid Fandango's booking fee. This trick should work for Sinemia subscribers too. The post Hack to... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Malaysia Airlines Launching A380 Flights To Saudi Arabia

There's nothing here's that's actually that surprising, but on some level I do find the evolution of the Malaysia Airlines A380 to be interesting and odd. Malaysia... Read More

Deals We Like
Figuring Out Your Marriott and Starwood Lifetime Status Numbers

While Marriott and Starwood have officially merged their loyalty program, you probably do not yet see your information combined. The option to merge your accounts is not... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
To the trains again! Donuts on the Mound 2

Donuts on the mound 2 – Back to the trains In this donut filled adventure Continuing a new tradition Off to Birmingham Airport Aer Lingus EI263 Birmingham Airport... Read More

Sam Chui
World’s largest business jet, Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8 is for sale!

A virtually brand new Boeing 747-8i from the royal family of Qatar is now for sale. The aircraft, with only 436 flight hours on the clock for 200 cycles, is... Read More

View from the Wing
American Expanding Flagship Lounge By 35% Shutting Down New York JFK B Club (Starting 9/1)

Effective September 1 the New York JFK lounge will have 35% more space because they’re converting the attached B concourse Admirals club to become part of the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The American Flagship Lounge JFK Is Expanding

Last year American made some significant improvements to their lounges for international premium passengers. Specifically, they've refreshed four of their Flagship... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Kochi Naval Base open. Relief flights to Kochi begin

Here is a combined schedule of all relief flights planned to the Cochin Naval airfield, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozikhode. Please spread the word. The post Kochi Naval... Read More

Miles To Memories
Tons of Discounted Gift Cards on eBay: Hotels.com, Southwest, Staples, Game Stop & More!

Tons of discounted gift cards on eBay. Some may be break even for bulk sellers. The post Tons of Discounted Gift Cards on eBay: Hotels.com, Southwest, Staples, Game... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
The Incredulous, Absurd Reason Lufthansa Is Denying Me EU261 Compensation

I received a call from Lufthansa on Friday concerning my EU261/2004 compliant I filed in late June. It bordered on hilarious. If you recall, in June my Frankfurt to... Read More

The Short Final
The Five Current Amex Offers That Will Save You A Bunch of Money

AMEX offers are one of the best features of AMEX cards, hands down. The perks range from hundreds off hotel stays to X number of membership rewards per dollar spent at... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
New Amex Savings Offer Jet Blue Save $40

American Express is out with another Offer for You where you can save money on your upcoming flights. This time, with JetBlue. Check your American Express account/s and... Read More

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