Michael W Travels
Overnight Sleeper Train With Kids, Hippo Kills Tourist In Kenya, Awkward Baku Uber Experience, Barcelona’s Tourist Problems, Bourdain Recommended Doughnut Hot Dog & More- The Rehash!

We’re currently traveling around the country, Georgia. After spending a couple of days in Tbilisi, we’ve been on a road trip around the country. Out of the... Read More

Points With a Crew
This is why American Airlines stranded 40 missionaries at the airport

40 teenagers were preparing for a weeklong mission trip in Mexico when they ran into a problem trying to board their American Airlines flight at CVG. Find out what... Read More

Frequent Miler
Ink Business Preferred no longer earning 3X via Plastiq

We don’t know why the Chase Ink Business Preferred card used to earn 3X for Plastiq bill payments, but it did.  It was sweet while it lasted, but according to... Read More

The Gate
Stupid Tip of the Day: Check Your Take-Out Food Order Before Leaving

You find yourself wanting something quick to eat to tide you over until your next good meal. If you decide upon a fast food restaurant to order your food and take it out... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: United Polaris Lounge Newark Airport

United has been doing a spectacular job the past few months with opening new Polaris Lounges, which are their new international premium cabin lounges. United opened... Read More

View from the Wing
Marriott Starting to Allow Members to Combine Accounts. Here’s How it Works.

When Marriott's acquisition of Starwood first closed, they immediately allowed you to link accounts. That gave you the ability to status match and it gave you the... Read More

Points With a Crew
$38.99 for this AUSDOM ANC8 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Well, what do you know? Another noise-cancelling headphone, and this one won't break the bank for $38.99. I'll show you how you can get this. Read More

Deals We Like
The Southwest Priority Credit Card Just Got Even More Valuable!

Southwest recently launched a brand new credit card called the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card (Learn More). This card has some awesome... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Why Should You Spend $400 or More On Credit Card Fees?

Many of the essential travel reward perks can be had using credit cards that cost $100 per year, or less. So when does it make sense to graduate to a card that... Read More

Miles To Memories
Unadvertised Deal: Make A Profit & 5X on Mastercard Gift Cards at Office Depot!

An unadvertised Mastercard gift card deal at Office Depot this week could next you 5X rewards and a profit! The post Unadvertised Deal: Make A Profit & 5X on... Read More

Travel With Grant
Buy Points Promos: 40% Hyatt Bonus & 100% IHG Bonus Ending Next 24-48 Hours

Good afternoon everyone.  I have 2 buy points promos that are ending in the next 24-48 hours.  The first is with Hyatt.  Hyatt is running a mystery offer... Read More

Renés Points
Rumor: Delta is Granting Waivers for the $250,000 Delta Amex MQD Spend Requirement.

Rumor: Delta is Granting Waivers for the $250,000 Delta Amex MQD Spend Requirement. Continue reading → The post Rumor: Delta is Granting Waivers for the $250,000... Read More

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

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

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

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