Earning points, miles and cash back from credit cards has become a long-term game—due to the fact that many banks have tightened up their requirements on who qualifies for the generous long-term bonuses. Accordingly, I’ve begun looking at the miles game as Read full post »
Airlines competing against one another for passengers often benefit the frugal traveler. Such is the case in the latest skirmish amongst JetBlue, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines – soon to be the owner and operator of Virgin’s American arm. The competition began Read full post »
There is good news on the lost luggage front—only twenty-three million bags were lost or mishandled in 2015. Considering 3.5 billion people traveled, that’s not a bad number. In fact, according to a new SITA report, the airline transport solutions company found Read full post »
The sign-up bonus for the Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card has just increased to 75,000 points after $2,000 spent within 3 months! This is great news for those of you who have been eyeing this card for it’s $0 annual fee but may Read full post »
When you purchase a plane ticket, the credit card you pull out of your wallet is the one that earns you the most points for the purchase, right? That basic strategy works — you want to achieve the highest return on your Read full post »
For years, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has been one of my favorite award programs, despite the fact that I live in a market not served by the regional airline. In previous days when I primarily flew on Star Alliance carriers, I would Read full post »
There is so much focus on the top five or so credit cards out there, that sometimes other credit cards deserving of attention are completely overlooked. One of these cards is the Expedia+ Voyager Card from Citi. I have personally completely ignored Read full post »
A few years ago, my husband and I visited St. Maarten for the first time. With a combination or airline miles from my Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and some cash back, we were able to score a pretty nice 5-night trip Read full post »
We have written previously about booking United Airlines’ discounted Saver awards to Europe for 45,000 miles round-trip in economy class, and you can still do so through June 28. The offer is available to all MileagePlus members looking to book flights departing Read full post »
When was the last time you had an airline give you interest on your mileage balance? Or how about the last time they dropped the price of an award ticket to your favorite destination? What about that time where they opened up Read full post »
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