Category Archives: Miles and Points

ANA Has Dropped Fuel Surcharges for Award Flights on Scandinavian Airlines

  The ANA page tends to default back to Japan (as a home region) when you log out and log in again. I didn’t think much about it until I finished all the screenshots for this and another post. Then I realized that all that JPY pricing might look weird (duh!) but seriously, I’m notContinue Reading

LAST DAY to Get an UNCAPPED IHG Anniversary Night in the First Year

  On Aprtil 2, I made the case that the IHG card is no longer worth applying because Chase had limited the most important card’s benefit, free IHG anniversary night, to a redemption value up to 40,000 points. New IHG Devaluation April 2, 2018 — Chase Limits the Anniversary Free Night to 40,000 Points PreviousContinue Reading

The Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Offer with 40,000 Miles Bonus and Waived Annual Fee Is Now Public

  For a long time, the 40,000-mile Hawaiian Airlines credit card offer with waived annual fee was only available to Hawaiian residents. Not only is it 5,000 miles more than a regular 35,000-mile offer, but it also waives the $89 annual fee for the first year and requires a lower $1,000 spending requirement (v. $3,000)Continue Reading

New IHG Devaluation April 2, 2018 — Chase Limits the Anniversary Free Night to 40,000 Points

  A few days ago, I wrote a post about the new IGH card. I was arguing that the old IHG card with the 60,000 points bonus, $50 statement credit, and the $49 annual fee waived for the first year was better than the new one with the 80,000 points bonus and $89 annual fee.Continue Reading

The New Chase IHG Card Offer — How Doest It Compares to the Old One, and Should You Apply?

  There is a newish IHG card offer around the corner – the Chase IHG Premier Rewards Card. The offer is targeted as of now, but Chase is actively removing the links to the old 60,000-point offers, so it’s likely to materialize any day now. Click the image above if you want a non-affiliated old offer.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Hilton Honors Devaluations Update (March 2018)

  On February 20, I posted about cheap Hilton sweet spot redemptions in the Americas and Europe. On February 26, I posted another piece on redemptions in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Guess what: in just one month, Hilton has managed to devalue some of these properties. Gee, how dynamic of them! The HistoryContinue Reading

30% Bonus for Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to JetBlue and What You Can Do With It

  From now until May 19, 2018, you can get a 30% bonus for transferring Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue. It means, 1,000 ThankYou Points = 1,040 TrueBlue points (HT ha_ka on Reddit). I’ve done a fair share of JetBlue writeups in the past. This is a fantastic deal if you’re interested in flights inContinue Reading

What Are Points Worth to You?

  Let me point it out right away — this is not about points valuation. Over the weekend, I received an email from a reader who has questioned my redemption principles in response to my Hilton Honors series. He brings up an interesting point, the point, I happen to disagree with. He basically says that “extremeContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 4: Maximize Points Redemptions at Top Hilton Hotels

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? Should IContinue Reading

Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 3: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in Asia, Africa and the Middle East?

  Previous posts: New Hilton American Express Credit Cards FAQs: Points Bonus, Elite Status, Lounges, and More Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 1: $250 Resorts Credit Detailed Review Should I Get the AMEX Hilton Aspire card? Part 2: What Are Hilton Honors Points Worth in the Americas and Europe? For theContinue Reading

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