In an article one year ago, I speculated about the carriers that may be the best suited to handle the wave of passenger traffic inevitably heading to Havana and all points across the island. Now that we know all four major American carriers are interested in opening regular service there, it is safe to surmise that Read full post »
For those who were at one time loyal to United’s MileagePlus program, the airline has a promotion to earn their love back. In a targeted promotion, the airline is offering bonus MileagePlus miles for meeting various PQD thresholds. Skift reports the bonuses range from 80,000 free miles for spending $3,000 in PQD spending (enough to Read full post »
We all love this hobby, right? Earning points and miles can make some amazing travel experiences possible that would otherwise be out of reach for most of us. It’s why we pick up new credit cards on a regular basis, do crazy things to earn extra miles, and basically turn this hobby into a part time job. Read full post »
When you pay for a plane ticket, there are a number of components in the purchase price that you probably don’t concern yourself with because your focus is likely on the dollar amount at the bottom of the list. If you’re using miles maybe you spend a little bit more time looking at the breakdown Read full post »
Our beloved FTG founder, Rick Ingersoll, is generously giving away eight of his United Airlines Lounge Passes to our lucky readers. Each pass is good for one person, so we’re giving them away in pairs of two. One pair is valid through 12/31/2016, another pair is valid through 6/30/2017, and the remaining two pairs are Read full post »
The hobby has taken some hits as far as the methods with which we collect frequent flyer miles from credit card signups. The banks have limited our ability to gain multiple signup bonuses, and some of us have declared it is the end of the world for the hobby. However, I disagree and suggest you Read full post »
Airline partnerships are at the core of identifying the value of frequent flyer miles. While it’s great to use miles with the airline that issued them, it’s better to be able to have access to 10, 20 or 30+ partners using those same miles. The key with those partnerships is knowing that they’re not all Read full post »
The Chase Freedom Unlimited joins the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Ultimate Rewards as one of the best programs out right now. The card is a spin-off of the Chase Freedom — a card I could never get excited about as I hated dealing with rotating 5x categories. Some people love it, but I always forgot what Read full post »
Mistake fares can be a lot of fun, and if you’re willing to think outside the box they can turn into some pretty epic trips. I’ve put trips together this way in the past, but it’s been a while so it was about time that something shook up! A few weeks ago, I was contacted Read full post »
If you love cheap domestic flights and hope to score some free airfare, Southwest Airlines should be your go-to option. Not only can you earn points with the co-branded Southwest Premier Credit card, but you can rack up extra miles with the popular Chase Sapphire Preferred card as well. Once you earn those miles, however, Read full post »
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