Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s joint frequent flyer program, gained a great deal of attention in May, when it was announced as the latest Chase Ultimate Rewards travel partner. Many folks didn’t know much about Flying Blue, but it’s a good Read full post »
Several years ago, I balked at the idea of airport lounge access having its own, inherent value. I never minded sitting at the gate for hours on end, nor did I want to walk all over the airport to find the lounge Read full post »
If you love flying Delta and you’ve been thinking about switching to a card that rewards you for your loyalty, there’s never been a better time to sign up for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. The card is Read full post »
We love using points and miles, but sometimes it doesn’t make sense to use them. Whether it’s because you don’t have enough, don’t have the right kind or flights are just too competitive, you need to know where to look for cash airfare Read full post »
In the points and miles community, we often joke about our favorite cards and programs being “lifesavers” when it comes to saving on our trips. Although a good credit card with strong benefits can assist travelers in seeing the world for a Read full post »
The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is undoubtedly one of the most popular rewards credit cards. Even those who are involved in the hobby get a kick out of the card’s appearance alone—the heavy metal, shiny exterior. Still, the true value of the Read full post »
Starwood Preferred Guest, or SPG Amex, points have consistently ranked among the most valuable in bloggers’ valuations, and for a good reason. In addition to a 25,000-point sign-up bonus, waived foreign transaction fees and roadside assistance hotline for card holders, here are Read full post »
In the lens of popular culture, there is a certain romance that coincides with international travel and luxury stays. From the classical notion of tall, dark and handsome “men of mystery,” to the modern imagery of whirlwind romances fuelled by millionaires, the Read full post »
A trip around the world has historically been a life-long dream of many travelers. Some might envision a trip around the world as spending a year traveling from place to place culturally experiencing different parts of the globe – others might focus Read full post »
Although Marriott owns the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel chain, both chains maintain separate loyalty programs. Luckily, the programs are in reality quite interconnected and the points, status and benefits are interchangeable. That being said, there are significant differences between the respective hotel’s branded Read full post »
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