Category Archives: Miles and Points

The Awesomeness and Quirks of the New ANA Fuel Surcharge and More!

  Last week, the internet rediscovered the value of ANA award tickets due to the airline’s having dropped its fuel surcharges as of June 1. I have written about ANA more than about any other airline over the years, which might seem kind of weird since I’ve never flown ANA metal. However, ANA’s  frequent flyerContinue Reading

Surprisingly, the New American Airlines Award Search Tool Doesn’t Suck!

As you know, the new American Airlines award search tool was introduced sometime last spring. I noticed it in March 2019, and reacted with the following drama-queen-quality observation: If you’re like me, you’re deeply suspicious, if not outright terrified, of every unnecessary “enhancement” coming from loyalty programs. Because why, oh why, would anyone pour anyContinue Reading

Missed Out on Air Canada Aeroplan Miles Sale at a Penny Each? Congrats, You’ve Dodged a Bullet!

  The Air Canada Aeroplan miles sale offered Aeroplan miles for $0.01 each. It looks incredible for 2 reasons: Air Canada had never sold miles before, other than via targeted offers (to the best of my knowledge). Air Canada has never sold miles for so little. So what’s up with that? COVID-19, that’s what. AirlinesContinue Reading

AmEx Platinum New Benefits and Beyond – What Do You Do Now?

This weekend AmEx has made improvements to its credit card line up that go well beyond the AmEx Platinum. Let’s try and break down all AmEx new benefits. AmEx cards with significant improvements AmEx Platinum personal cards (Platinum, Platinum for Schwab, and Platinum for Ameriprise): Statement credits for select wireless and streaming services from U.S.Continue Reading

The COVID-19 State of Mind: We Are Grounded and Cash Is King Again

  Look who’s back after the longest writer’s block in the history of writing! 🙂 Warning: This is a long read (need to cover a lot of ground). Anyway, I wrote my last post on Dec 11 “touting” the  great value of the Wyndham Rewards points sale that would allow you to gain cheap accessContinue Reading

A Great Way to Benefit From the Wyndham Rewards Points Sale – and It’s Not What You Think!

  Wyndham is selling Wyndham Rewards points at a 40% discount. Found in this post via this post. Direct link This 40% off discount means you can buy points for $9.29 per 1,000 rather than $13. Still overpriced, but more decent, IMHO. UPDATED: The promo is valid until January 16, 2020. This is a veryContinue Reading

Virgin Atlantic Bargains and Current Availability: NEW Amex MR 30% Transfer Bonus: Business Class for 39K Points to Europe, 35K to South America, 97K to New Zealand, or First Class (The Suite) for 85K (RT) to Japan

    UPDATE 12.9.19: The AMEX MR 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic is ON again! The bonus is valid until Dec 28 2019. This post has been thoroughly revised to reflect the new options and current award space.  A lot of people don’t take Virgin Atlantic miles seriously and I used to be oneContinue Reading

Avianca LifeMiles Double-Dipping Goodness in Business Class: 21K to South America, 41K to Europe, 48K to Israel, 50K to Asia and More!

  Avianca LifeMiles is one of those programs that doesn’t look much on the outside, but rewards you plenty if you take time to know it better. 🙂 The regular award levels (they killed their own award chart, but the Star partners’ chart is still intact) are hardly generous; the search engine is clunky, theContinue Reading

Best LATAM Award Flights to Book on AA Miles or BA Avios Before It’s Too Late!

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The New 50,000 Expedia Rewards Voyager Credit Card’s Offer Review in Detail – an Unexpected Gem!

  UPDATE: Now 70,000 Points Until Today, Dec 2 (last day for up to $994 in hotel stays!) GONE! Never mind. 50,000 is still a great deal! The Link (HT: DoC) Direct Link to the Offer I don’t like Expedia. They burned me a couple of years ago, and I haven’t booked with them everContinue Reading

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