Getting into points and miles is really tough. There are so many different award programs — both airline and hotel, as well as transferable points currencies. Each has a different award chart and different partners that you can redeem your miles for Read full post »
There has been a lot of debate over whether travelers should indulge in the practice of counting the number of countries they have visited. Those who oppose counting countries argue that if you’re visiting just to check the destination off your list, Read full post »
Hands down, my favorite benefit of The Hyatt Credit Card is the annual free night certificate that is good at Category 1-4 Hyatt hotels. The card does have a $75 annual fee, but even if you get no other benefit out of Read full post »
Talk of joining Chase Private Client is all the rage these days. Rumor has it, joining Chase Private Client makes it easier to get approved for your favorite rewards cards – maybe to the point of exempting you from the 5/24 rule. Read full post »
Jet Airways doesn’t have a business class product that is overly talked about due to the fact that it is not an airline that is common to earn miles with or redeem miles to fly on. I recently had the opportunity to Read full post »
For many Star Alliance loyal travelers, the recent changes to United Airlines MileagePlus rules are a mixed bag of both good and bad. Published on a special landing site built by the airline, the new changes revolve around three points within the Read full post »
We all have family or friends who just don’t “get it.” Either they think points and miles are a scam, or they don’t want to put in the effort. Other times, they aren’t sure they’ll be able to travel and don’t want Read full post »
Let me start off by saying the Turkish Airlines business class lounge in Istanbul (IST) is probably my favorite business class lounge I have ever been in. To summarize: it is spacious, the food and drinks are plentiful, varied, and delicious, and Read full post »
Hotel reward programs have been on a devaluation spree over the past few years and with major programs merging and getting bought out, it may get worse. Thankfully, many major rewards programs offer Points + Cash awards in addition to their normal Read full post »
I fly Southwest quite a bit, and while they’re not necessarily my favorite airline, I have absolutely no problems with them. In fact, Southwest is the airline I have flown the most flights on since I started keeping track—with 61 flights in Read full post »
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