Category Archives: Credit Cards

This New/Old Credit Card Bonus Can Fly You in Business All Over the World

  UPDATE: South African has suspended flights between Washington DC and Dakar. Another Unicorn redemption has bitten the dust! 🙁 (Thanks: TimmyD). Important Update: Virgin Atlantic added more airports to its online booking system. For example, you had to call to book an award flight to Latin America (ex Rio and São Paulo) — notContinue Reading

Fly to Europe for 25,000 Miles in Business Class, Plus Award Space Update, and More!

  The 40% Amex Iberia transfer bonus is here again. Amex also extends the same bonus to British Airways and Aer Lingus, but the best Unicorn-like way to use this bonus is flying Business Class on Iberia. Flights between the U.S. and Madrid start at 72,000 Avios per round trip. That’s already quite generous, andContinue Reading

UPDATED 8.3.2019: (Book by Phone) Lie-Flat Seats on United in the U.S./North America for 12,500/15,000 Points

  IMPORTANT UPDATE: You can now redeem Turkish partners’ awards over the phone. This is yet another game changer because the Turkish award chart has some amazing and very unique sweet spots. HT Nick @Frequent Miler and VFTW. Recently Nick Reyes from Frequent Flyer shared an amazing find: some time ago, the Turkish Miles andContinue Reading

Are Spirit Miles Worth More Than Magazine Subscriptions? I’ll Help You Decide!

  This post has been born out of my most recent screw-up. A couple of months ago I canceled my Netflix subscription. Why was that a screw-up, you might ask. Well, here is the timeline. I cancel my Netflix subscription starting June 1. It fell off my BoA Spirit credit card automatic payments. Since IContinue Reading

Update: Almost EVERYTHING You’ve Heard About the Latest Hilton Honor Devaluation Is True! Hilton Honor Points in Asia, Africa and the Middle East — Any Deals Left?

UPDATED 6.2019 Please check my previous update to understand the methodology and the reasons for these updates. In brief, I intend to keep updating these posts periodically or after every devaluation to document never-ending Hilton Honors “enhancements.” Look for red ink for the latest updates. Previous Update:  Update: Almost EVERYTHING You’ve Heard About the LatestContinue Reading

The New Sonesta Credit Card Review (65,000-95,000 Points) and 7 Best Redemptions

So there is a new kid on the block — the Bank of America Sonesta World Mastercard. I have never stayed at a Sonesta so I had to educate myself on the merits and peculiarities of this hotel chain. After digging into Sonesta, I can tell you one thing: I’d go for the Sonesta creditContinue Reading

Update: Hilton Honors Points at Top Hilton Hotels

Previous posts: Update: Hilton Honors Points in the Americas and Europe Update: Hilton Honors Points Worth in Asia, Africa and the Middle East UPDATED 4.21. 2019 Look for the RED. When you see RED it means changes (mostly, but not always, for the worse). This is the final part of my long-winded Hilton Hotels saga,Continue Reading

Ebates: Amex Membership Rewards Points and Another Look at the Ebates Credit Card

The Ebates / Amex Membership Rewards new partnership offers an exciting way to rack up super-valuable Amex points, transferrable to 16 airline and 3 hotel programs. If you’ve been reading this blog long enough you know that I hate regurgitating the same old stuff you can read pretty much everywhere else. And I can’t oftenContinue Reading

I Think I’ve Cracked the IHG Devaluation 2019 Algorithm

The IHG devaluation 2019 was supposed to have gone into effect yesterday, but somebody leaked the devaluation list, and now it’s been postponed until January 25. It’s kind of funny how these leaks find their way into the public domain – if memory serves me, the IHG devaluation 2018 list was also leaked around theContinue Reading

New and Record-High US Bank Radisson Rewards 100,000 Points Bonus and How Much Hotel It Buys You

  Per View From the Wing, there is a new and improved US Bank Radisson 100,000 points sign up bonus. The previous bonus ws 85,000 points. The US Bank Radisson Rewards 100,000 Points Bonus Premier Visa Signature Card This is not a huge increase over the regular (and still available) Radisson Rewards 85,000 points offer.Continue Reading

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