Category Archives: Cheap Travel

Fly to Tahiti in United Business Class for 120,000 Miles

  I’ll admit, I might be a bit obsessed with ANA Mileage Club, and it ain’t healthy. I’ve probably written more about ANA than any other airline. The reason for my obsession is very simple, though. While the walls are closing in on us from all directions (program devaluations, credit card restrictions, MS hardships, and,Continue Reading

Is the Citi Prestige Credit Card Still Worth the Annual Fee? I’ll Help You Decide

By now, all of you must be aware that the Citi Prestige credit card will begin making some pretty drastic changes in January 2019. While every blogger out there has commented on the upcoming changes, I believe the TPG was the first. Here is the schedule. Try to guess which changes are good and bad.Continue Reading

ANA and Air Canada Remove TAP Portugal Fuel Surcharges

UPDATE: I almost hit “Publish” when it occurred to me to go ahead and do a Google search in case somebody had discovered it before me. So I entered the following string: “ana” “tap” “fuel surcharge” and lo and behold found this Prince of Travel Aeroplan post from September 5. So, even though I’ve found itContinue Reading

Blast From the Past: Good IHG PointBreaks Hotels for $50 to $75 or Less

  The latest IHG PointBreaks Hotels list has been the best since IHG introduced the new 3-tier system. I didn’t cover the latest IHG PointBreaks Deal because I wanted to test a theory. I expected that the absolute majority of the IHG PointBreaks hotels would remain available through the promotion. Since IHG went “dynamic” onContinue Reading

Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 3: Points Plus Cash, Luxury Options, and Free 1,000 Points

First things first: Choice has a 1,000-point promo for new members. The 1,000-point promo is hidden on the Choice Vacation Rental page. Scroll down and you’ll see the image above.Continue Reading

Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 2: Around the World

  Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 1: Scandinavia In my previous installment, I covered use of Choice points in Scandinavia. My “investigation” revealed that to get the best value out of Choice points you have to go to Sweden, where there is an abundance of 8,000-to-12,000-points hotelContinue Reading

7 Core Principles to Finding the Best SkyMiles Deals on Delta

  Every time Delta runs one of its SkyMiles deals it reminds me what a weird program it is. SkyMiles is perplexing and fascinating at the same time. After dealing with and writing about Delta for the last 5 years, I’ve come to the conclusion that its Jekyll/Hyde personality is not a quirk, but aContinue Reading

American Express Gold Card 50,000 Points Link and a Personal Story

  You have a choice where to apply for the 50,000 points offer, but I’ll appreciate it if you use my referral link. A few months ago I received an offer to upgrade my American Express Green Card to the Gold Premier Rewards. The offer wasn’t all that great – for one thing, it didn’tContinue Reading

Should You Apply for the New Barclays 64,000 Choice Privileges Points Offer? Part 1: Scandinavia

  Folks have long believed that the Choice Privileges points and, by extension, Choice Privilege credit card are mostly good for Scandinavia. I have shared that belief for years until I’ve done my own more thorough research. After I did, I’ve found it not necessarily to be the case. Having said that, it’s true thatContinue Reading

Update 9.30: Hilton Honor Points Devaluation in the Americas and Europe, Are There Any Deals Left?

UPDATED 9.30.2018 This post has been thoroughly updated. Look for the red font. When you see it — it means BAD. Hilton has stealthily raised redemption levels on most of its Category 1-2 hotels. Sometimes you still have decent values despite the rate hike, but in many cases, these sweet spots are gone. We canContinue Reading

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