Header Photo Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand I know you are all stuck in 2009, but things look great here in 2010 from Kiwi land and Summer time in the Southern Hemisphere. The International Date Line gives us an extra day in 2010, and we’ll need it to recuperate after the long flights Read full post »
Photo: A380 Flying Sydney to Auckland We arrived in our room at about 6:30PM on December 30 (which is about 20 hours ahead of the US East coast time). New Zealand is more beautiful than we remember. We flew over the Southern Alps on our flight from Sydney to Christchurch and they are magnificent. From Read full post »
One of our readers had two of his Chase credit card accounts closed for unintended use. Here is a copy of his email: Hey Rick, Bad news. Today I received mail that two of my Chase credit cards (United and Continental) were closed on Dec 21st due to “not being used as intended.” After I Read full post »
The offer for 30,000 miles per card, no first year fee and $750 minimum spend has been extended until February 28, 2010. The wording indicates that it is for first time Citi Aadvantage cardmembers. But so did the offer I did during my December 10th applicant day which earned me a quick 60K AA miles. Read full post »
We saw the George Clooney airline movie Christmas afternoon and the grades on a 10 scale were 6, 6 and I gave it a 7 for the frequent flyer tie ins. When I see a movie and wonder when it is going to be over, I’m not that excited. And when it did end, it Read full post »
I’d like to start a movement among us frequent travelers to donate our unused system-wide upgrades to the men and women of our military. I try to always buy a serviceman a meal in an airport, or on board beer if they want one, and if we can get them in first class when available, well, more power Read full post »
Being from a predominately Christian country, it is the biggest holiday of the year, and we are taking the day off from the Frugal Travel Guy Blog. Katy and I will be helping prepare a Christmas meal for over 900 less fortunate than us here on the island. It is a tradition I started 16 Read full post »
January 1st is the big day for a new calendar year and your chance to pick up another 50,000 Continental miles with their personal and business debit card promotions. They have already updated the offer to expire on March 31st, 2010 and the terms and conditions clearly state you can qualify for one business and Read full post »
Nick: Thanks for the e-mail and the tips on half way to a ticket on Southwest. Here is Nick’s email: Southwest Airlines – Sign up for Rapid Rewards Get 8 FREE Credits (halfway to a ticket) NEW Members ONLY! Boston Celtics FANS ONLY! No purchase necessary. Sign up for Rapid Rewards and get up to Read full post »
There is a link that showed up on Flyertalk which extends the application deadline for the 100,000 mile bonus on a targeted basis until January 21, 2010. The link provided offers an application that is pre-populated with the posters name and email address. I can’t post that info. If you have not yet taken advantage Read full post »
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