American Elite Status – laughable push or cashgrab?
It was last year, or perhaps the year before, that we first started seeing American Airlines offer elites that looked to be missing re-qualification, an opportunity to buy status..
Chase Ultimate Rewards adds 2 new partners!
I’m a huge fan of Chase Ultimate Rewards, so it was great to see a note from Chase in my e-mail about adding yet more transfer partners!
Chase Ultimate Rewards adds
Will the Southwest Companion Pass continue to live?
I saw an interesting conversation on Twitter last night about the Southwest Companion Pass, which I think is the best deal going in North America Travel. You can read more
Were you targeted for United Mile Play Bonus Miles?
Seemingly completely out of nowhere, I saw an e-mail this afternoon stating “Your exclusive Mile Play offer is waiting”
United Mile Play Invitation
Here I am thinking its going ..
Receive points for Last Week’s Southwest Reservation System Issue
I’m not sure how widely known last week’s Southwest Reservation System Issue was, but I did happen to see random mentions about it on twitter. Thinking back to the flight my
How long does it take to transfer Citi Thank You Points to Etihad Guest?
One of the things that I am always surprised with is how long it takes to transfer points between programs. I totally get it that IT is hard, but, seriously,
Are Skytrax Awards Perception over Reality?
The latest Skytrax Airline awards were announced at the Paris Air Show, and I have to say, I’m left wondering whether Skytrax Awards are perception over reality. Don’t get me
Buy Alaska Miles at 2 cents per point!
I am not often an advocate of buying miles, but there are times when it makes sense to buy miles. This promotion may be a good time to at least
18 June is Southwest Airlines’ Birthday
If you’re flying Southwest Airlines today, enjoy a drink on them in celebration of their birthday!
Southwest Airlines’ BirthdayI just happened to be flying home from Austin this..
Save 50% on Regional Southeast Asia Awards with SilkAir!
I’ve found SilkAir and Singapore Airlines to be very helpful when finding regional flights in Southeast Asia. It’s allowed me to hop around Asia and include a stop in Singapore
Earn up to 10x United Miles with MileagePlus X App
There’s a great promotion going on at the moment with the United MileagePlus X App, where you can earn up to 10x + 25% miles per dollar spent. It titled the
Southwest’s New Seat
Lately I’m flying Southwest more than I ever imagined. At least I’ve been able to avoid Seat 28B. It comes down to a different value of time. But I’m impressed
PSA: Cancel, don’t change Southwest Flights
Southwest Airlines has great fare rules. Generally speaking, every Southwest Flight is refundable, usually as credit to use later, except with the new system.Unfortunately, that ..
Southwest Rapid Rewards Program
If you fly regularly, or even infrequently on Southwest Airlines, it makes sense to understand and enroll in Southwest Rapid Rewards program.
Understanding the Southwest Rapid R..
3 times when it makes sense to buy miles
Frequent Flyer Programs are big revenue machines for airlines, and those 40% off promotions generally aren’t a good deal, but believe it or not, there are a few cases where
Southwest’s Reservation System Upgrade
Southwest Airlines announced that in May they would beginning a major modernization of their reservation system. This is huge in more ways than one. For starters, Southwest is in..
What is the Worlds Best Business Class?
Reading a post yesterday evening, something struck me. Lucky made the assertion that Qatar Airways’ Business Class was already the worlds best business class. This even before yo..
Review: EVA Air 777-300ER Houston to Taipei
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British Airways: I am not a Robot!
For anyone who uses the British Airways Search Tool to search for award travel on OneWorld Alliance Airlines, you may be familiar with this sight:Now, if you use the British
2017 Predictions, because, why not?
I’ve never made a post on predictions before, primarily because, I don’t like to think of myself as Nostradamas. But, you know what, it is a new year, so, 2017
Southwest Companion Pass and Corporate Responsibility
Today we learn of news of Southwest’s changes to the Southwest Companion Pass, and how the needed 110,000 Rapid Rewards points are calculated, or rather, what points count, and w..
Your 2014 American Airlines Business Extra Points Expire Soon!
I think we all enjoy double or triple dipping. The American Airlines Business Extra program is a way to do that, if you fly on American. That said, if you’ve
The Basics of Searching for Award Space
It is very easy to get into intermediate and expert territory when it comes to finding award space and booking awards. That can sometimes be intimidating. This is my attempt