The Zync card I promoted several days ago advertised 10,000 Membership Rewards points on first purchase. We now find out that they are Membership Rewards Express points which have half the value and cannot be transferred to airline miles one for one. They can still be used to buy flights which is good, and the Read full post »
Bali Parade by Andrew Ingersoll Half off these tickets USAir recently introduced a special half fare for wives who accompanied their husbands on business trips. Expecting valuable testimonials, the PR department sent out letters to all the wives of businessmen who had used the special rates, asking how they enjoyed their trip. Letters are Read full post »
It is hard for me to believe that I can book a one way award ticket at saver rates (12,500 miles) two days before departure and end up getting a bump on the booking. It happened Sunday on the IAD-SAV segment. As always I volunteered at my departure airport ( already knowing the flight was Read full post »
I really do try to refrain from pontificating with this platform, but people really do amaze me at times. Here is my point: Over the past two years plus I have been constantly reminding you of the value and importance of maintaining a good credit report and score. I have continually suggested minimum scores as Read full post »
Fiji Storm Photo by Andrew Ingersoll The passenger aircraft was fully loaded and in the air after takeoff when the announcement came over the loudspeaker: “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been working on a fully automatic piloting system for years that doesn’t need a flight crew and are proud to announce that it has been perfected. Read full post »
Camel at the Marriott Dove Mountain Tucson What a great contest for the three day two night stay at the Marco Island Marriott Resort. I learned a valuable lesson though, and the rules will be a changin’ in the future. The first two names to pop up at the correct time of 12 PM have Read full post »
Thanks Gary and Gary of the Free Frequent Flyer Miles site and the View from the Wing blog. As you both pointed out, Chase Bank is offering a Amtrak Master card giving 18,000 points after first purchase and 18,000 more points after $2,000 of spend in the first 3 months. No first year fee. Many Read full post »
Thanks Win. The Weather looks great at Disney World Several months ago a reader sent me this suggestion and I tried it without success. It seemed that I was at the maximum number of Amex cards I was allowed (four). But Josh brought this back to my attention with his email this week: (there is Read full post »
From the Hyatt folks as posted on Flyertalk: Dear Flyer Talk Members, It’s now officially spring and that means the promise of warmer weather and a terrific new promotion from Hyatt Gold Passport. Last year, we made significant enhancements to the Program and launched them through The Big Welcome promotion. We are now pleased to Read full post »
Let’s Kick it Up a Notch Contest A loyal reader happens to have a 3 Day 2 Night Certificate for the beautiful Marco Island Marriott Resort to donate in the Spirit of the Blog. One of you is going to win this certificate. Here are the rules: This Friday 3/26/10 at exactly or after 12:00 Read full post »
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