24 Feb
Avoid Award Phone Ticketing Fees

Talking on the phone with another human is soooo antiquated… and if you are booking an award flight it might also cost you some walking around money The whole point of this hobby is to travel on the cheap, right? Well, shelling out an unnecessary $15-$40...

22 Feb
Alaska Airlines Award Featuring A South American Stopover!

Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. Sure, a little while back they decided to push down an instant and crushing devaluation (without any prior warning) to one of their most popular and attractive partner redemptions… but what loyalty program hasn’t pulled one over...

20 Feb
The Park Hyatt Milan – Highs and Lows

I stayed at the Park Hyatt Milan this past December. 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 - Just...

17 Feb
Have You Heard!? 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! An ALL-TIME HIGH! These cards have just tied its highest sign-up bonus in history at...

14 Feb
My Problems with the “Hotel Review”

I sat down the other day, ready to write out a few standard points blogger hotel review posts that have been hanging around on my to-do list since my New year’s trip. I really dread writing these type of review posts. They are incredibly time...

11 Feb
Targeted – Complimentary AA Platinum Status!

American Airlines is sending out targeted complimentary status offers! I was targeted myself with FREE AA Platinum Status! There I was yesterday, just minding my own business, when BAM! American Airlines hit me with some next level generosity! No purchase and no flying necessary –...

10 Feb
Using Chase Ultimate Rewards to Fly on Southwest Airlines

We all know that Southwest Airlines is a Chase travel partner. Meaning Chase Ultimate Rewards can be transferred directly to Southwest Rapid Rewards at a 1:1 point ratio. And for those of us who did not know the above fact… you do now! I have made this...

07 Feb
How I Increased Credit Card Spend to Earn 100k Membership Rewards!

Back in November I signed up (and was approved) for the Business Platinum card from American Express. The offer at the time featured 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000, then an additional 50,000 points following an additional $10,000 in spending – all within 3...

02 Feb
Do you always use miles to book travel?

I get this question a lot and for the most part, using miles to book airfare allows me to travel in premium classes for a fraction of the cost of booking an economy ticket. For example, the $10,000 one way, suites class ticket I booked...

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