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6 Things That Will Make Your Thanksgiving Travel Easier

If you’re traveling this week in the U. S....
 

When Complicated Awards Go Awry

Posts from me are going to be a bit lighter over the next week as I continue my dad’s round the world surprise birthday trip....
 

Fuel Dumps Explained

Reader doug asked about “fuel dumping on award and paid tickets[....
 

Park Hyatt Sydney — Wow, Wow, Wow!

I’m presently taking my dad on a surprise round the world trip to celebrate his “round” birthday....
 

Korean Air Expected To Return As a Chase Points Transfer Partner

I reached out to Chase about the removal of Korean Air Skypass as a points-transfer partner. For many members, Korean Air is too obscure to matter....
 

Will Ultimate Rewards Transfers To Korean Air Return?

On Friday I wrote about the sudden change to the Chase Ultimate Rewards website, whereby points transfers to Korean Air SkyPass were no longer possible....
 

Explosion At Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

In what appears to have been a gas explosion, the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill has suffered some structural damage, and will be closed for at least the next few days....
 

How Many Elite Members to Frequent Flyer Programs Have?

Reader Jered asked how many elite members of United’s MileagePlus program there are. And the easy answer is I do not know precisely, these are closely-guarded numbers....
 

United’s Sucker Bet: If You’re Hungry Enough, You’ll Waste Your Miles

Conde’ Nast‘s Barbara Peterson looks at the United MileagePlus option to redeem miles for meals at their Newark hub....
 

Weekly Review: November 22, 2014

Good morning from (sweltering hot) Sydney! This has been such an incredible and fantastic week!...
 

Never Believe an Airline When Its Lips Move

Airlines are like politicians....
 

Singing Happy Birthday On An Airplane!

I’m presently taking my dad on a surprise round the world trip to celebrate his “round” birthday....
 

How I Just Blew Rudy Maxa’s Mind

I just appeared on the Rudy Maxa radio show to talk about United making it harder to achieve elite status by adding a separate spending requirement on United...
 

Questions That Are Rarely Asked: If Airlines Have Minimum Spend Requirements for Elite Status…

Airlines have the right to create the terms of their programs as they see fit....
 

Condoms At Australian Airports — WTF?!

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Chase Ultimate Reward Updates

Last week I speculated that some significant changes were happening to three specific Chase Ultimate Reward credit cards. And unfortunately for some cards and fortunately for one card, I was correct....
 
 

Passenger Removed From A Flight Over Allergies?!

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Has Chase Discontinued Partnership With Korean Air?

GAH....
 

Korean Air Gone As a Transfer Partner From the Chase Website!

Korean Air Skypass has disappeared off of the Chase website as a points transfer partner....
 

Will Copa’s New Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Program Add Fuel Surcharges to Award Tickets After All?

A commenter who appears to work for Copa suggests that the new program will add fuel surcharges to awards....
 

Celebrate With a New 10-Year China Visa.. at 50% Off!

This month China has started issuing visas valid for multiple entry over 10 years to US passport holders for tourism and short-term business visits....
 

Sneak Peek: New IHG PointsBreaks List

IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks is traditionally one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. Through this promotion, select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night....
 

Cool Video Of Emirates A380 Maintenance Check

Last week Emirates uploaded a pretty snazzy video to their YouTube channel of an A380 3-C maintenance check, which took about two months to complete....