I’ve happily moved away from almost all manufactured spend, but recently found myself with a somewhat pressing need to meet some hefty minimums. I learned some good lessons here..
We recently booked International travel and decided to put the flight on to ‘Standby for Upgrade’ using miles. Firstly, I didn’t know that this could be done, so maybe
I’ve been hearing constantly how the points and miles game is a dead duck, so I started thinking about what’s different in my world. Thinking about points and miles today,
Recently FreequentFlyer wrote a post on hacking business travel. You should read it, it’s good. However, there’s a few conceptual points I’d like to address when it comes to bu..
“It’s dead. What’s next?”A phrase that we hear increasingly these days in the world of travel hacking. But what is this world, and how do you fit into it? Over the
Noah wrote a thoughtful post about how much we are actually saving through travel hacking, as it might often be the case that we become the game, instead of the
I’ve been reading a few posts recently and trying to figure out what makes an ‘Approved’ blogger vs a yellow rat bastard who is trying to ruin our lives. A
The big news today (other than Anbang bowing out of the bid for Starwood) is Alaska’s no notice changes to the Emirates Award Chart. This is a big deal. We’re
Funny money can be found in the form of points/miles/cash like points/resort credit and whatnot. Interestingly, the default approach to valuing ‘funny money’ is that is worth le..
In this post I’d like to attempt to merge two topics from the forum, and add in a little more food for thought. The overall topic that we will be
You might find it handy to delete your DM chain on twitter from time to time. I found it quite hard to do on a mobile device, but via the
140K MR (hers) 60K MR (his)
38K UR (hers) 26k (his)
52K AA (hers) 90K (his)
(some other stuff)
Business Class seats for 3, RT that..
It’s interesting to hear other people talk about their points and miles woes… a discerning eye can learn a lot about the volume earned, and sophistication of the earner from
Sun Tzu believed that wins should be quickly earned, and the real skill of a commander is in the ability to assess the opponent, and the opportunity for victory.
Travel Planning has been backburnered recently, but we have deadlines looming, here’s the state of affairs.
Trip 1 NCL Escape from Miami (Dec)
Trip 2 Aruba (Feb)
Trip 3 N..
Last night on Twitter we were discussing how mind blowingly knowledgeable HaleyB is on Disney. I thought to myself, even after reading her presentation from FT4RL that I still j..
Earlier, Robert Dwyer, tweeted that eBay was 5x on Aeroplan’s Shopping Portal.
5X at eBay through the Aeroplan eStore. Doubled if you have Distinction status. pic.twit..
Have you ever wondered why other people are so dumb and you’re such a genius? Happens to me all the time. I remember looking at some guys out there that
I almost paid cash for a ticket. Holy moly! By cash I mean AA eGift cards. Luckily I managed to find some interesting things in the award charts, and wanted
When I look at a redemption, I tend to consider things from many angles. The overall feeling is a combination of the following thoughts: How awesome will this trip be?
I noticed a tweet yesterday from esteemed travel hacker Robert Dwyer, asking whether FQF thought that spending $40K to earn Hilton Honors Diamond was worth it…. I thought this a
I’d probably spend it on hookers and blow. How about you? For many, it would mean the difference between manufacturing cash and manufacturing points, it’s a crazy thing…
We’re coming to the end of our trip to Cancun, and i’ve been giving some thought to the couple of decisions we made on this trip. The big one was