Category Archives: Miles and Points Trip Ideas

SPG 2015 Changes Are in Effect in Two Days — A Deeper Look into Good Changes: Asia, Africa and the Middle East

If you haven’t read my previous post, please find it here, if only to understand my philosophy about redeeming points for SPG hotels (I know, say what???) Here is the first part: SPG 2015 Changes Are in Effect in Two Days — A Deeper Look into Good Changes: EUROPE Just a reminder! The ideal lengthContinue Reading

Put Your Parents on a First Class Flight, Part Two

If you haven’t read the first part, read it here: Put Your Parents on a First Class Flight, Part One. I am not trying to round up all possible redemptions for first- and business class travel, and I am trying to keep it simple. I am going to presume that you don’t have millions of miles; otherwise the worldContinue Reading

Put Your Parents on a First Class Flight

  Ben, AKA Lucky from One Mile at a Time has recently posted about taking his dad on a round-the-world first class flight on Emirates Airlines. I might’ve been critical of Ben on more than one occasion. I thought his infamous Kickstarter attempt to raise money for a flight in a new Etihad Residence suite wasContinue Reading

Turn Your IHG Free Annual Night into… Two IHG Free Annual Nights!

  Please read updates: UPDATE #1 UPDATE #2 There is a reason why I cheerfully pay my annual $49 fee for a Chase IHG credit card, and believe me when I say that I don’t pay for anything cheerfully. But this card… There is something about it. Like a free night at any IHG hotelContinue Reading

World Cup 2014: There Are More Brazil Cities You Could Fly to from the US

This is a short addition to my previous posts about some very good availability that has recently opened up on American Airlines to Rio and Sao Paulo, as well as TAM and Azul for intra-Brazil flights right in time for the World Cup. See my previous posts here: AA & Azul Award Availability to WorldContinue Reading

Spend Your Soon-To-Be Devalued United Miles on an Award Flight to the World Cup in Brazil!

A couple months ago, I wrote a post on Frugal Travel Guy. I mentioned (among other things) how the airlines had been blocking all award seats for the whole June and July 2014. And then I predicted–boldly enough, LOL–that tickets would go back on sale and that all you needed to do is wait. IContinue Reading

New (And Awesome) IHG PointBreaks List. How to get 4 or 5-Star Hotels for $45 a Night

I have one rule when I travel: if I can’t be flexible around my travel time, I try to be flexible about my destinations. If you adapt this approach, you will find unbelievable values and be amazed how inexpensive yet luxurious your travel can really be. PointBreaks lists are perfect for this as they allowContinue Reading

24-Hour Flash Sale – IHG Rewards Club Connect

This photo of Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill is courtesy of TripAdvisor Please note: the sale starts on Monday Sep 30. It’s not active yet! via 24-Hour Flash Sale – IHG Rewards Club Connect From the horse’s mouth: “Hey Points People! I’m so excited to announce that we’ve got a Social Flash Sale happening on Monday (Sep 30) featuring IHGContinue Reading

Reduced 25,000 Miles Roundtrip from the US to London on Virgin Atlantic

Miasiena / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA I will admit, Virgin Atlantic is not my favorite airline. I know their planes are very cool with their color scheme and individual screens, and besides, Richard Branson is one of my favorite superheroes. But they tack on a hell of fuel surcharges just like British Airways, and youContinue Reading

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