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If you have a good credit score, not too many inquiries and would like 100,000 British Airways miles for a $95 first year fee, you have this week only to apply. The promotion ends Friday the 6th.
There is a link on the upper right hand blog column and I would appreciate your using my link if possible.
AA Adding Same Day Flights to Priceline Inventory
According to an unnamed source AA has been adding some same day inventory to the Priceline Name your Own Price inventory. If you have got to go today, it may be a source of a low cost fare. I can not confirm, but the info came from a regular reader that has a relationship with an AA pilot. Said to have been happening for the last couple of months.
Frequent Traveler University Best Tip for Me
My best tip from the FT University came from my buddy Beaubo, Steve Belkin. He benchmarked for the crowd when he went big in aquiring miles from promotions. If miles are one cent he is in. At 3/4 of a cent per mile you really have his attention and if he can acquire miles for 1/2 cent or less, he is off to the bank to borrow the money necessary to get in a s big as he can on the deal.
Beaubo has acquired over 27 million miles so when Beaubo talks, I listen.
The next big get together is in Chicago the weekend of October 28, 29 and 30th. Come meet your fellow travel nuts, learn to see the world at prices we all can afford and have a great time with great enthusiastic people. Details and registration are at the top of the left hand blog column.
Here is the link to the Flyertalk thread that is an ongoing discussion of the event. We are six months away and already have 200 registrants signed up. Some of the seminars will fill up before others so if you want a complete choice of seminars sign up while there is still room in all your choices.
Here is a summary of the seminar topics:
Friday October 28th Early Bird Specials 7-8PM
“Maximizing Delta miles and Delta award tickets – from SkyPesos to SkyGold” with Fti and ffi or
“Technology Skills You Need To Know” with Dlouise37
Saturday October 29th
9AM to 9:45 “Rookie Bootcamp” with Bikeguy
9:45 AM to 10 AM Coffee Break
10AM to 11:45 “Award Bookings” with Gleff or “Hyatt and PC” with Lucky
11:45 to 1:00 PM Lunch (included in your registration)
1PM to 2:45 Priceline Bidding, Expedia BRG and Timeshare tips with GoMike or Lucky, SPG and UA Captain Denny Flanagan
2:45PM to 3PM Coffee Break
3PM to 5PM “Mileage Runs” with Wanaflyforless or “Credit Cards” with Ingy
5PM to 6PM Breakout Session for “Mileage Runs with Hands on Workshop” or “Meet the Speakers”
8:30PM to 10PM “Costumes and Cocktails”
Sunday October 30th
8AM to 9 AM Breakfast
9AM to 10:45 Sponsors Workshop
10:45 to 11AM Coffee Break
11AM to 12:45 “Pudding and Pickles or Moderated Breakout Sessions on AA, DL, CO/UA, US, SPG, Hilton, Marriott, Priority Club
12:45PM to 2PM Lunch (included in your registration)
2PM to 4PM “Cherry Pickin’ with Beaubo and the BOSS (Randy Petersen)”
This is the largest educational event in the travel crazy hobby. Registration is limited to the first 550 registrants. It is an all volunteer non profit event. We’d love to have you join us.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95