Michael W Travels
Our Experience Taking the Overnight Sleeper Train in Ukraine with Kids

Traveling for a month with a family can be pricey. The Michael W Travels family uses miles and points to help bring down the costs. However, this doesn’t cover all... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Lisbon’s Incredible Pastry Culture: It All Starts with Pastel de Nata

Pastries were everywhere in Lisbon. I’ve never seen so many pastry shops, pastelarias, and so many different kinds of pastries. King of all: Pastel de Nata, a... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Multiple Best Ever LTO Sign-Ups: 175K SPG, 105K IHG, 230K AAdvantage, 180K Ultimate Rewards, Best Ever SkyMiles, 60K Citi Thank You

Wow, there are several pretty incredible sign-up offers right now as banks aggressively compete for their piece of the points/miles segment. The majority of these are... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Hilton Honors Already Poking Fun At New Marriott Loyalty Program

The Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs are being integrated as we speak, and it sure isn't taking long for Hilton to try and poach elites. I remember... Read More

View from the Wing
Secret Shopping the New Chase Sapphire Banking and Pay to Upgrade Priority Pass Lounge Access

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

Points, Miles & Martinis
Southwest EarlyBird Pricing Changes, Alitalia Business Class Review and More

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
Chase Ink Preferred No Longer Earning 3X on Plastiq

One card that makes sense to use through Plastiq is Chase Ink Preferred. It has been earning 3X on payments made through the platform but that seems to have stopped in... Read More

Monkey Miles
$600 Biz not enough? Hong Kong Airlines has a cake and champagne service.

Celebrate at 38k feet! You can order champagne and a cake to enjoy while flying on Hong Kong Airlines The post $600 Biz not enough? Hong Kong Airlines has a cake and... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Using American AAdvantage Miles on Flights To and From India

As an expat based in India for the most part of last decade, I have narrowed down on ways to effectively use miles to enjoy luxury vacations from the subcontinent... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Last Week At The Lounge: August 18, 2018

Last Week at the Lounge, we announced the dates for our Mileage Mentor MasterClass, SpiceJet started to offer IFE, Amex started to offer even more dining privileges.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Impressions Of Tallinn, Estonia

Obviously the focus of this blog is the journey rather than the destination, but when I find it interesting I like to briefly write about the destination as well. My dad... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
WIRKLICH TADELLOS: Grand Hyatt Taipei – Suite

Review einer Suite im Grand Hyatt Taipei ... Read More

Miles To Memories
Korean Air 747-8 First Class Review ICN-SFO: Love Me Some Nose!

With Chase's transfers ending soon, here is my review of Korean Air's First Class product on the 747-8. Does it make sense to transfer points to experience this product?... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
A Vintage Russian Jetliner Skids Off Runway in Sudan

I learned two new things today. First, there is still a Russian-built Ilyushin Il-62 in service outside of North Korea. Second, it is (well, perhaps was…)... Read More

Points With a Crew
(Targeted?) $15 bonus for adding an Arrival authorized user

Learn how you may be able to get a $15 statement credit for adding an authorized user to ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
“AAviation Day” At Reagan National Airport

Yesterday I got to attend this awesome event at my local airport that I know a lot of you would appreciate. It's organized by AirlineGeeks.com, an aviation news website... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Discounted Delta Awards to Australia for 50,000 SkyMiles

Delta has launched a SkyMiles award sale, where you can book discounted award tickets, starting at just 50,000 SkyMiles roundtrip to Sydney, Australia... Read More

God Save The Points
Brilliant New App Allows You To Ditch Your Luggage While Traveling…

With no luggage to hold you back… Ever been on a long layover with ample time to enjoy a new, fun city, only to find the thought of lugging your bags around too... Read More

View from the Wing
American Airlines Flight Attendants Unhappy With New Discipline System. That Won’t Be Good for Service

We're just over a month away from when American Airlines will cut over to a single flight attendant scheduling system. They'll no longer have to keep former US Airways... Read More

Sam Chui
The Many Business Class Products of Hong Kong Airlines

Like many other people earlier this week, I was able to take advantage of the great fare sale from LAX/SFO to Asia for as little as $540 round trip. The deal is now gone... Read More

Auf Nach Irgendwo
Review: Aspire Lounge Birmingham Airport

Die Loungeoptionen am Flughafen Birmingham halten sich stark in Grenzen. Bis auf Emirates betreibt dort keine Airline eine eigene Lounge. Man merkt, dass der Flughafen... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 206: London Calling, with some IROPs chaos along the way

Daytime flights from the east coast of North America to London can be great. But starting on the west coast can make them a mess. Fozz and Stephan both did that last... Read More

Travel With Grant
Who Sells Uber Gift Cards?

Have you ever been in the “know” about a topic only to find out you were in the “how did I NOT know about this” with that very same topic? Even... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Hong Kong Airlines Vs. Aeroplan: An Ethics Lesson

Hong Kong Airlines will honor its $500-600 business class fares from the U.S. to Asia. That warrants praise…and an ethics lesson. While not $0 fares, these... Read More

Bald Thoughts
Cook Islands: The Ultimate Travel Guide

My wife and I booked our honeymoon for 13 days in the Cook Islands, and it was such a fun and relaxing experience. Located about 2,000 miles off of the coast of New... Read More

Running with Miles
After Strava Heat Map Revealed Military Sites, Fitness Tracking Bans Are Issued to Active Duty Military

The popular fitness app Strava is used by millions of people worldwide and the Strava heat map that was published months ago shows this. But, it also showed many... Read More

Miles To Memories
Getting Busted Selling Miles, Uber Costs Going Up In NYC?, United’s Customer Unfriendly Policy Change & More!

My latest addition of articles from around the web. The post Getting Busted Selling Miles, Uber Costs Going Up In NYC?, United’s Customer Unfriendly Policy Change... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Marriott’s New Platinum Suite Upgrade Policy Isn’t What We Expected

It's Marriott & Starwood integration day, and while you can't yet log into your account, Marriott has already uploaded their member benefits page and terms &... Read More

God Save The Points
How My View of Points Has Evolved As A Travel Blogger…

This article is brought to you by Capital One. We get approached for sponsored posts all the time, but only take them up when they offer value or useful information to... Read More

View from the Wing
Southwest Introducing Dynamic Pricing for Early Bird Check-in: Here’s Your Strategy

Southwest Airlines is apparently going to vary the price of Early Bird check-in by route instead of charging a flat $15. Some routes will go up to $25 starting August... Read More

One Mile at a Time
It’s Marriott & Starwood Integration Day — What Should You Expect?

Well, the much anticipated (dreaded?) day is finally here, as Marriott is forming a unified loyalty program for Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood... Read More

The Short Final
A Beginner’s Guide to a Vietnamese Food Menu

Vietnamese is one of my favorite cuisines. In fact, when I’m not stuffing my face with the food of my Italian heritage, I’m usually eating at a Vietnamese... Read More

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