Category Archives: Miles and Points

Reminder: Book Your “Iberia Deal of the Year” Flight Before Your Avios Expire

  If you “earned” up to 90,000 Iberia Avios during that “Iberia deal of the year” back in summer (and haven’t spent them yet), you might want to step on it because you only have until December 1. After that, the carriage turns into a pumpkin, and your 90,000 Avios into one fat zero, andContinue Reading

My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 2: Total Rewards Diamond Benefits IN DEPTH!

  My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 1: What’s Still Working and What Is Not You don’t have to be a gambler to enjoy Total Rewards Diamond benefits. First class shows, first rate dining, great resort facilities – there are a plenty of things to do even for a non-gambler. If you’re travelingContinue Reading

My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 1: What’s Still Working and What Is Not

  A couple of weeks ago I matched my Marriott Gold status to Wyndham Rewards Diamond. Here is the offer, and, yes, it’s still available at the time of writing! I strongly recommend getting it. Yes, you’re getting it for 3 months only, but it might work out for you beyond that period (more aboutContinue Reading

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

Do ANA Miles Redemptions Cost Less in Cash Than 2 Years Ago?

  UPDATE: 10.26.18 I’m revising this post because ANA has made more changes to their fuel surcharges — not just to their own award tickets, but their partners as well. When you see red, it means new info. ANA and Air Canada Remove TAP Portugal Fuel Surcharges I left this post from April 2018 intactContinue 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

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