Did LAX just get a lot better for Southwest positioning flights?
We decided to come back from Cuba. Actually we never went, but working, traveling and family-ing left little time for blogging, a labor of love that hasn’t seen much labor
Book it! You’ll have plenty of time to procrastinate later.
There’s no good way to spin today’s awful news (which I fist saw on One Mile at a Time) about the Alaska Mileage Plan devaluation for travel on Emirates. As
Breaking up is tough.
The last few months have seen one blow after another to the miles & points and credit card churning games. From devaluations, to mass shutdowns, to reports of MSers being
AA First and Business Class Seats to Chile
If you have lots of AA miles and might want a trip to Chile (or somewhere in South America that you can get to from Santiago) next year, stop reading
Some great retention bonuses, and how to time yours better than mine
For a while now, Citi has been our favorite bank for credit card rewards. What they lack in marquee programs, they have made up for in number of offers, generous
Using AA miles beyond flight awards
We tend to do dumb things in the miles-and-points game or hobby. By we, I mean me. Specifically when it comes t0 booking hotels. I plan trips way in advance
Award booking fish tales: The ones that got away!
We see lots of analogies made in this miles-and-points game (or hobby, The Hobby or Obsession as may apply), but I think the one that best fits when it comes
The AA awards you should book ASAP
There have been a couple of good blog posts on the US/AA merger this week: Gary covered the timing of AA migrating all US flights over to AA starting next
Ebates mobile app offering 2% on AMEX gift cards. Just not for me!
I’m always happy to see 2% or better cashback portal payouts, especially when it means I can place smaller orders from each portal rather than relying on just one portal.
Ready for tomorrow’s Southwest schedule extension?
On Tuesday, June 30th, Southwest is opening their schedule for bookings through March 8, 2016. This extension (from the current schedule bookable through January 4) adds a couple..
Family Delta award tickets – maybe the 50K and 60K offers are worth a second look.
This week it was time for me to apply for a new Citi card, and I decided to throw in an AMEX card as well. I had planned to open
4 is the new 5: On cashback strategies.
For years now the holy grail of manufactured spending for cashback as well as miles and points has been any card that offers 5 points or 5% cashback on spending.
Booking devaluation free Southwest points travel this week and beyond!
This post might get long and boring, so I’ll save you some time and give you the information you need to know first:
Book your Southwest points travel early and often.
To-do this week: empty your Southwest points account
Southwest has long been the best points program for domestic travel for many of us. I’ve written about them before, but many people still don’t make the most of the
A Citi AA card product change I didn’t ask for and don’t want!
You’ve probably been getting lots of mail and email relating to the AAdvantage/US Dividend miles programs. Lots of it is just marketing nonsense, but if you have a Citi AA
Check now for AA award seats to Europe!
Over the past few months, there have been several instances of excellent award availability to Europe on US Airways and AA flights. This time it may not be good for
Play the game without losing your mind! Points tracking spreadsheet
How do you keep track of your miles, points, cards and applications? This question that comes up regularly, and it scares me how little tracking some people do. Our points
Our recap of FT4RL2 – a great time was had by all!
This past weekend our family had a great time in Charlotte for FT4RL2. It was a really fun chance to connect with people, familiar and new, who play (or want
Freeze ARS and IDA credit reports the easy way!
When we started playing the miles-and-points game, our goals were simple: four tickets to Europe, and a few domestic trips on Southwest. Citi, Chase, and later Barclays and AMEX,..
Mexican mix-ups: a Cancun trip report
I’ve figured out a couple of things while playing the miles and points game and enjoying the fruits of it. Apparently hotel bookings are not among those things. I hope
Make the most of your miles! Award booking strategies for LAN Airlines flights.
We’re working on strategies for booking award tickets on various airlines (not necessarily using that airline’s own program). Next, an airline that doesn’t see a whole lot of att..
Got a US Airways card? Check your account for a bonus offer!
Last spring Barclays took away the last application for the US Airways Mastercard that had the annual fee waived for the first year. Since then the signup bonus has gone
FT4RL2 is going to be awesome! I guarantee it!
Family Travel for Real Life, or FT4RL, is coming back! I wasn’t able to make it to the first one but it went so well that Dia decided right away