I shared the below as part of my remarks at the Travel Hacker 101 Meet-up that I co-hosted with Richard Kerr. If you aren’t a member of the Travel Hacking 101
A couple of days ago I had an interesting conversation that turned toward manufactured spending, with my friend, who runs the Facebook Group Travel Hacking 101.He had shared the ..
American Airlines AAdvantage changed their program yesterday, and while the revenue based earning isn’t great, it was their introduction of Elite Qualifying Dollars that makes it..
Back in February, I saw the movie Everest while flying back from Iceland (in economy of all things). I found the movie to be the right level of background, plot
Note: I had originally submitted this as an OpEd to the Washington Post last week (to the great support of many – Thank you!) Alas, the Washington Post chose not to run it,
I’ll be flying this baby soon enough!
This may come as a surprise to some, and be common sense to others, but I thought I’d share a brief post about the
Programming note: I’ve been gone for a little longer than expected. Thank you to those who’ve dropped notes to me and messages checking to make sure I still have a
Price mistakes (for products) are a lot like mistake fares. A couple of days ago, I happen to get one of my automated IFTTT alerts about a price mistake reported
I included in the weekly a post from Mike, writing for One Mile at a Time, about vacation time in the US. Folks commented on that post, that it was
It occurs to me that over the past few months we have seen a bunch (but perhaps, not nearly enough) “Amazing Deal” Business Class fares. Examples include:
Amazing Deal: ~$1,150 ..
Yesterday, Dan, the infamous writer of Points with a Crew posed the question: “Can you fly First Class Too Much?” My answer was pretty simple:
@PointsWithACrew Nope, Next questi..
The view out my front door during #Snowzilla
This past weekend, the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States (and even some further south) experienced a historic snow event. A..
The Darwin Awards are an off-shoot of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species,” there are some rules, but the general idea, as pulled from the most prominent site:
Earlier this month, Nick at PF Digest shared some confessions. I thought I’d share some as well, because, emulation is a great form of flattery, and the end of the
Last week, Joe from As the Joe Flies, Joe Cortez, and I convened to award the Saverocity Observation Deck 2015 End of Year Awards. Of course, this was a light
American Airlines is creating a real Premium Economy cabin!
Rendering of American Airlines Premium Economy via Skift.
Now we aren’t talking about Main Cabin Extra, which just giv..
Recently I traveled to Mainz, Germany for a quick trip to share the Christmas Markets with family (post coming soon). Enroute, between the three of us, we visited 3 airport
Whenever I travel, I at least make the attempt not to look like a blatant tourist. There are some places that you visit, that you will invariably look like a
Last night, I read an interesting article by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), about Emirates reaching to their 30 year anniversary. While normally these articles are just inter..
Matt wrote a great post yesterday that reminded me of a post I had half written, after attending a company offsite back in August at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake. I
There are a ton of moving pieces in the miles and points world on any given day, any given week. Earlier this week, news started popping up about a rather
If you’ve been following the mile and point community for a while, you’ve probably seen a few disturbing trends.
First we had American Express limit sign on bonuses to once in
I get great enjoyment out of commercials. On Friday I shared Delta’s new commercial, today I thought, given this is College Football season, this might at least garner a few