05 Apr
8 American Airlines Award Booking Tips & Tricks!

Booking American Airlines award tickets is complicated. Knowing all the various partner airlines in the oneworld alliance, the long-haul and fifth freedom routes they fly – it’s overwhelming! Of course, then you have to search for the award space – which is harder than it...

04 Apr
How will a student loan balance transfer impact credit?

I had a friend ask an interesting question this weekend about a balance transfer. His thought was to move his student loans to a credit card with a new balance transfer offer of 0% for the first year and then pay the credit card off in...

04 Apr
LAST CHANCE – 35k Bonus on the SPG American Express Cards!

Great news folks! American Express has brought back the all-time high sign-up bonuses on The Starwood Preferred Guest credit card by American Express and The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express and you still have time to apply! But hurry quick - these offers will...

04 Apr
London EDITION – the High and Low

I stayed at the London EDITION this past January. It was just a small part of a great New Years trip! Wildly Inefficient American Airlines Checked Bag Policy Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class MIA-MXP – Pretty Good! The Park Hyatt Milan – the High and...

04 Apr
It’s Nice to Formally Meet You

Hey BoardingArea readers! It’s Derek from AcCounting Your Points and we are going to be spending some quality time together this week! You may have seen a post or 2 feed through the BoardingArea and Prior2Boarding webpages, Facebook, or Twitter, but this week we are in...

22 Mar
Who Gets Cathay Pacific First Class? Me vs. the Wife

My hard work paid off! A few days ago I posted about how I was able to find last minute First Class award space flying Cathay Pacific JFK-HKG on an Alaska Airlines award ticket! While my initial search on Qantas revealed 2 First Class award available, just...

16 Mar
Ski Vacations Are Expensive!

This past weekend I headed out to Breckenridge, Colorado to take part in one of my favorite kind of vacations – skiing! The trip was part of a 16-man bachelor party… that’s right, 16! It was a relatively tame weekend all things considered. Mostly because the...

14 Mar
No More Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus… Now What?

Chase first announced the Sapphire Reserve and its MEGA 100k bonus last August and took me by surprise! Initially I was not sure how Chase was able to offer a card that provides so much more value than any other credit card available. But then...

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