Last week I talked about some less than flattering changes that have happened over the years at Flyertalk. The conversations have become more offensive, at times down right disrespectful. And we are even seeing posters add misleading information to hide deals they think they own or are too complicated for our newbies in the hobby. Read full post »
If I have learned anything about booking my own travel, it’s to know the answer to two key questions before I pull the trigger on that cheap airfare. Question #1: Is there affordable lodging available? Question #2: Do I need a visa? Oh yes and there is one more question I now ask myself: Is Read full post »
Last week I flew to Houston after spending Mother’s day with Sara and my mother-in-law just south of Tampa. I was attending Microsoft TechEd, the largest annual conference Microsoft puts on. My flights were uneventful and while we had a small delay getting a gate upon arrival to Houston, we arrived safely and only about Read full post »
As we promised yesterday, registration for the 2014 Chicago Seminars is now open. The event takes place on October 17-19 at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village. If you plan on staying at the hotel, rates are just $84 per night for a single room or $94 for a double. Breakfast is included in this Read full post »
This will be the fourth year and I couldn’t be happier to be part of such a fantastic event: 500 travel crazies from all over the world converging on Chicago to talk points, miles and how we can travel the world at prices we can all afford. Registration for the 2014 Chicago Seminars and hotel will Read full post »
I subscribe to several online travel trade publications and while they are boring most of the time, every now and then I find something that might be interesting to fellow hobbyists. Sometimes, there is news about miles or points, but other times, it has nothing or very little to do with loyalty programs. Qatar is Read full post »
Playing the Reselling Game: The Pitfalls and Profits Playing the Reselling Game: Upromise Shopping Mall Playing the Reselling Game: Staples Not So Easy Rebates When trying to earn cash and miles and points by reselling merchandise on either Ebay, Amazon or other online outlets, it quite often takes a combination of rewards to make the Read full post »
Playing the Reselling Game: The Pitfalls and Profits Playing the Reselling Game: Upromise Shopping Mall When I started playing the reselling game, I was really enthusiastic to see the cash back rewards offered by Upromise on the retailers I’d be using. Along with Shop Discover, they offered the highest rates constantly on products I would Read full post »
I started out last year in Philadelphia playing on the World Series of Poker Circuit tour. This is truly the minor leagues of poker with smaller payouts, smaller venues, and lots of eager wannabes like me looking to make the big time. I went to seven different locations and played in a total of fourteen official Read full post »
IHG has released the complete PointBreaks list today. Yesterday we announced that IHG would release the entire Pointbreaks list and allow bookings on Monday, January 27. However, the entire list has been posted on the IHG Rewards Club community forum. There are three Intercontinental properties on the list, along with a handful of Crowne Plaza Read full post »
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