One Mile at a Time
My 100,000 Point Approval!

The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card officially launched online Monday, and I've written about it extensively. The card has a big 100,000 point sign-up bonus upon completing... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Andaz Wall Street New York

The Andaz Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, is a foundation of Hyatt's Andaz brand, being the third hotel to open under the Andaz flag (following the chain's West... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Trump Tried to Takeover American Airlines & Holiday Inn…sort of

Did you know that in 1989, American’s CEO, Bob Crandall, had to make a public statement declaring that the airline wouldn’t negotiate or pay ransom to... Read More

View from the Wing
Chase Joining AndroidPay… But RadPad Kills Free Credit Card Rent Payments

A couple of weeks ago rent paying service Radpad announced they would facilitate paying your rent for free with a credit card through end of year using AndroidPay. What... Read More

Miles To Memories
To FlexPerks or Not to FlexPerks with a 74% Increased Bonus

A look at the final tally on the FlexPerks Olympic Bonus. Is a 74% increased bonus on these cards worth it or should you avoid the FlexPerks program altogether? Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
25 Free Hertz Points Summer Promotion

Hertz is running a promotion for summer where you can earn bonus points. But, just for registering you can score 25 points when you register here. 25 Free Hertz Points... Read More

Loyalty Traveler
Norwegian $139 one way JFK-Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen Nov-March

Low winter fares are loaded with many airlines this week and Norwegian has low fare $139 one way deals from New York JFK to the Scandinavian capital cities. The fare is... Read More

The Gate
Instant 25 Free Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Just for Registering for Summer Bonus Promotion — Maybe

As a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program, you can earn up to a maximum of 1,100 Gold Plus Rewards points — on car rentals through... Read More

Travelling the World
Preview & Photos: Etihad First Class A380 Apartment

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to fly the Etihad First Class A380 Apartment, twice. The first flight was from Sydney to Abu Dhabi and then later from Abu Dhabi to... Read More

View from the Wing
Marriott Adds Korean Air as Transfer Partner: Why This Improves Both Programs

Marriott announced today that they have a new partnership to allow mileage earning with and points transfers to Korean Air SKYPASS. This is fantastic on many levels. ... Read More

An offer for 25 free Hertz points

Hertz is offering 25 free points simply by registering for the Hertz Summer Bonus 2016 promotion. Register to earn up to two Free Weekend Days on your summer rentals... Read More

Fly & Dine
Always Win the Airplane Armrest Battle with This…

I’ll admit it: I can be a petty fool. I’m a middle child and that comes with a lot of baggage. If someone tries to cut around traffic and then merge... Read More

ThinkPad Compact BT Keyboard: I Can’t Stop Blogging

Friends,  comrades,  bloggers!  I’ve been living in blogger’s exile the last 2.5 weeks because of no Wi-Fi (and I’ve been quite the baby... Read More

Points With a Crew
Calling Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige for retention offers

Quote from card agent - "It looks like they just took our card and copied it!" - a referendum on the credit card industry Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Delta Ditching SkyTeam Partners at London Heathrow, T3 Bus Terminal Arrival Lounge to See More Traffic, and What About Your Award Tickets?

Delta has been running a split operation at London Heathrow. New York JFK, Boston and Seattle flights have operated from T3 with Virgin Atlantic. Atlanta,… The... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Official Clarification: Did American Actually Raise Award Rates Last Week?

Last Friday I posted about how American seemed to suddenly increase their "AAnytime" award costs on some routes, including between New York and Los Angeles/San... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K Offer Benefits: Complimentary Priority Pass

Yesterday we told you how Chase is offering a amazing 100K bonus points on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card right now. The great news is that this offer is publicly... Read More

Mommy Points
An Edinburgh Must Do: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

By far, one of the most memorable and enjoyable things we did on our trip to the United Kingdom this summer was attending The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. I had... Read More

Out and Out
4 Useful Chrome Extensions for Travel & Shopping

Also see:  Clear the Clutter: 5 Apps to Organize Your Digital Life to Create Clarity I love using Google Chrome as a browser. It’s light, powerful, and has... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: JAL First Lounge Tokyo Narita

Eine lustige Lounge, aber sie spielt nicht unter den Top Lounges mit. Wirklich sehr interessante und geniale Features, aber sehr sehr voll ... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
The Most Popular Ride-hailing Apps in Each Country

SimilarWeb tracked ride-hailing apps around the world. This incredible data analysis looked only at Android data and examined what they called reach,... Read More

View from the Wing
ENDING SOON: 60,000 Mile Signup Bonus for American AAdvantage Credit Card

The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® has had a standard offer for some time of 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $5,000 in... Read More

Miles To Memories
Chase Preapproved & Prequalified Offers: The Difference, Avoiding 5/24 & Becoming a 2 Sapphire Reserve Household!

A look at the difference between online Chase prequalified offers and in-branch Chase preapproved offers. Are they the same, different and do they have to avoid the 5/24... Read More

One Mile at a Time
MEA’s Cute New Safety Video… And Should I Fly The Airline?!

While I've heard great things about Beirut as such, the country's carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), seems a little bit less awesome. The airline has a fleet of just... Read More

Deals We Like
Another Hilton Double Point Promotion

Back in May I wrote about a Hilton promotion where all stays will earn double points through the end of August. Well, I am happy to announce that this promotion will... Read More

Lufthansa Flyer
AUSTRIAN Unveils New Business Class Amenity Kit

Austrian finally introduces a set of new Amenity Kits....... Read More

How Do You Handle Rejection? Another CSR Story

I promise to take a break from the biggest news since I went from civilian to blogger, the release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Before I do, I want to share a funny... Read More