Last Chance: 80,000 Cathay Pacific Miles for Business Class Travel to Brazil RT (Dates Include the Carnival)

  Previous Cathay Pacific Miles Posts: Cathay Pacific Devalues Asia Miles on June 22, 2018 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Devaluation: Sweet Spots Cathay Pacific: Book Your Asia Miles Sweet Spots Now! You can redeem your soon-to-be-devalued Cathay Pacific miles to enjoy the Rio Carnival 2019 (among other things), but you have to act fast! ToContinue Reading

Cathay Pacific: Book Your Asia Miles Sweet Spots Now!

  You have 10 days to redeem Cathay Pacific Asia Miles until they get devalued on June 22, 2018. This is a public service announcement or, at least, you might want to treat it this way. Due to numerous Asia Miles sweet spots, there are a lot of reasons to like the program even thoughContinue Reading

Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Qatar… Think Airlines Award Charts Can Only Get Worse? You’re Wrong, There Is an Airline That’s Made It Better!

  Seriously. Devaluation after devaluation. Axesd benefits after axed benefits. Reduced earnings after reduced earnings. Increased fees after increased fees. It’s like a bad marriage where people don’t stop putting on weight. — Saianel (@saianel) May 29, 2018 Devaluation of airline miles programs is a fact of life, but it’s funny how things are alwaysContinue Reading

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Devaluation: Sweet Spots

  This post is the first of 2 parts. First, we’ll talk about what’s going to happen to Cathay Pacific miles after 6.22.18 and compare it to the currentstate of affairs. In the next post, we’ll discuss what you can do with your stash of Cathay Pacific miles if you book before 6.22.18 (hint: aContinue Reading

Cathay Pacific Devalues Asia Miles on June 22, 2018

  OK, here it is. Another airline’s “enhancement” is upon us. Cathay Pacific Devaluation: The Link On June 22, Cathay Pacific will change the way we redeem Asia Miles. Economy levels become slightly cheaper (but often not really), while Business Class becomes more expensive. A lot more expensive, in fact. Of course, North America, asContinue Reading

Miles and Points Strategy for Light Credit Card Users Who Love to Travel

  If you are a reluctant credit card user with a reasonably thick credit file, banks want you. Badly! It’s like that joke, remember?  How banks love giving loans to people who don’t need them. Same thing. Banks hope you will become loyal and spend lots of dough on their credit card so they canContinue Reading

A Few DON’Ts and a Couple of DOs — Good SPG Transfer Bonus and Better 100,000 AMEX MR Spend

No one can claim that I don’t enjoy a good rant here and there, and the last several days have been rich on offers you sure as hell want to steer clear of. Or not (just kidding). But since I just can’t remain negative, I present you a couple of sweetish deals too including aContinue Reading

2 Great 2018 IHG PointBreaks Deals Through July 31 and Why the New IHG Credit Card Might Not be a Dud

2 Great 2018 IHG PointBreaks Deals Through July 31 and Why the New IHG Credit Card Might Not be a Dud

The second 2018 IHG PointBreaks list is worse than the first one; still, it has 2 great deals and a bunch of good ones. It’s valid until July 31, 2018. I waited for a few days before reviewing the new list because I wanted to see if the featured properties would be snatched the way it happenedContinue Reading

Marriott Rewards Booking Hurdles, Extending the Chase Anniversary Night Certificate, and More

  Had a weird Marriott Rewards booking experience last week, but first — just transferred my blog to a new webhosting platform. So far, it seems to load faster than with the old host. If you notice any changes, please let me know. In June, my cousin Timmy and I are going to Cartagena, thenContinue Reading

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

  If you have ANA miles or transferable American Express Membership/SPG points, you might get a better value from ANA  than ever before. Let’s just be clear: the redemption levels haven’t changed, but the cash outlay has, and in some cases — to the tune of hundreds of dollars! Last week I reported that ANAContinue Reading

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