American Airlines has announced some pretty major changes to their program, which were bound to happen at some point. Most American Airlines fliers aren’t going to be too excited about these changes, unfortunately. Here’s a summary of each change: Mileage earning is Read full post »
Concierges, like travel agents, aren’t all that necessary or useful until you eventually use one! This weekend, my wife and I are headed off to Spain and France. The trip came to fruition when she applied for and was awarded tickets to Read full post »
In a previous version of my life, I was enamored with the idea of earning loyalty status with my favorite airlines and alliances. With all the right moves and creative flight routing, I could be treated to a number of upgrades only Read full post »
For many frequent travelers, Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are essential programs that make navigating airports much easier. TSA PreCheck is ideal for domestic travelers, while Global Entry is for international travelers. The application fee for a 5-year membership is $100 for Read full post »
Family vacations can be complicated – especially when you’re using rewards. Not only do you have multiple schedules to work around, but you have to find flight availability and make sure it’s affordable for everyone as well. I’m pretty lucky in certain Read full post »
Over the last two weeks, I have used my posts to consider the points and miles game from a long-term view. With credit card sign-up bonuses becoming more difficult to receive, I have spent more time considering which cards would offer the Read full post »
With so many travel deals going on all the time it is difficult to pick out which one is best, but one of the best travel wins I ever had was the first major trip I booked with miles. In 2014, I Read full post »
While it is just my wife and me, I spend enough time helping other people plan their trips to understand what matters when you’re hauling a couple of small humans in tow. These are some of the attributes I’ve specifically looked for Read full post »
American Express has allowed credit card annual fees to be prorated by the month, which could be very useful in specific cases. For example, this year I had a few trips that took me through airports where there were American Express Centurion Read full post »
Those who have purchased airfare to Europe understand that making the journey can be an expensive endeavor. Between the high price of fares and fuel surcharges added on top, trekking across the pond often costs thousands of dollars. However, those who are Read full post »
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