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Credit Card Bonuses: The Most Alluring Thing on the Entire Internet?

There’s a tremendous volume of spam that this blog attracts, sometimes close to 10,000 comments per day....
 

Review: Star Alliance First Class Lounge Los Angeles Airport LAX

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Get Virgin Australia Status and Miles by Flying Delta Award Ticket?

I met the author of Don’t Call the Airline (great blog name, right?), a Canadian frequent flyer miles blog, at the Chicago Seminars.He came up to me and...
 

Trick to Use Less Points for Southwest Flights! Convert Southwest Points to Award Tickets.

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a loophole to extend the life of your Southwest Airlines free award tickets....
 

Qatar Airways A380 Flights To Bangkok Starting January 5, 2015

Qatar Airways has quietly updated their schedule to reflect their next A380 destination. Qatar Airways will begin a daily A380 flight between Doha and Bangkok as of January 5, 2015....
 

US Requires 6 Percent of West African Passengers Traveling to U.S. to Re-Route to Stop Ebola

For those clamoring for a travel ban, the U. S....
 

Etihad Reaches Out To Me Regarding Flight Delay

As I explained a couple of weeks back, I had an Etihad flight from Seoul Incheon to Abu Dhabi that was delayed by 14 hours due to maintenance....
 

50% Bonus from Membership Rewards to Starwood

American Express Membership Rewards is currently running a promotion where you can transfer your points from their program to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) with a 50% bonus....
 

One Last Hurrah in American’s First Class Flagship Suite!

American’s 777-200s are being retrofitted, and the first one is now in service with a brand new business class that looks fantastic but no longer offering first class....
 

A380 Addiction: Introduction

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United Elites and Premium Credit Card Holders Now Get Hertz Status and More Miles

In January 2013 the United Club Card lost one of its best, underappreciated benefits. Cardholders used to get Avis Presidents Club status, which you couldn’t even get through frequent rentals....
 

Qantas’ New A330 Business Class Product Revealed

When I heard news this morning that Qantas revealed their new A330 business class product, I was initially confused....
 

Extend your Southwest Standard Award Ticket NOW!

On November 1, 2014, AirTran will be closing all frequent flyer accounts....
 

Hacking the Lufthansa Strike, Cash for Checking Accounts, and Seeking the Dying 70,000 Point Bonus

While they haven’t (yet? led to lower prices, Here’s how falling oil prices could change airline flying decisions (HT: Alan H....
 

Bluesmart Unveils World’s First “Smart” Carry-On

There’s no denying that there has been a lack of innovation in the suitcase industry over the past several decades....
 

InterContinental Berchtesgaden Being Rebranded As Kempinski

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! For me there are certain hotels that “make” a brand....
 

Why Are Airfares Rising When Fuel Prices are Going Down?

USA Today asks but doesn’t really answer the question of why airfares are going up even as fuel prices are down from their peak....
 

EVA Air’s Two New US Destinations: Houston And Chicago!

While this has been a reliable rumor for a while, it’s finally official. EVA Air will launch 4x weekly flights between Taipei and Houston as of July 1, 2015....
 

Chase Ink Plus Offer Still Available… At a Chase Branch

In case you had your second “Oh Shoot!...
 

Don’t Pay the $75 Close In Fee on United (Trick!)

As I led a session at the Chicago Seminars this weekend on “Special Awards,” someone chimed in with an intriguing tip:There is a simple method to...
 

IHG Rewards Club Relents, Will Honor Their Free Nights Offer!

My offer for IHG Rewards’ “Into the Nights” promotion — the most generous hotel offer in the market by far — has not changed....