Category Archives: COVID-19

Citi Adds Choice Hotels With a 1:2 Transfer Ratio: Here Is Why It’s Great News PLUS a Few Ideas for Your New Year’s Eve Travel!

  UPDATE: Sweden has reopened for vaccinated Americans Citi has added Choice Privileges as its new transfer partner. If you have a premium Citi card, like Premier or Prestige, your ratio is 1:2, otherwise it’s 1:1.5. There aren’t too many ways to earn Choice points. AmEx also transfers points to Choice Privileges, but only atContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Oct 10 — Oct 16 2021

  Welcome to my weekly travel, points, credit cards and other news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: U.S. reopens on Nov 8 United adds flights to a bunch of European islands Vacasa warnings Americans can get the EU COVID Certificate And more To access publications hidden behind the paywall, I have three wordsContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Oct 3 — Oct 9 2021

  Welcome to my weekly credit cards, points, miles news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: AA negative changes IHG Free Night Certificate Capital One improves transfer rates to partners 20% Citi transfer bonus for transfer to Qatar Qatar Airways World Cup 2022 packages Europe’s best walking cities Who scams the scammers? And moreContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Sep 26 — Oct 2 2021

  Welcome to my new miles, points, credit cards digest covering best stories from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: Marriott’s race to the bottom continues Chase devalues its Pay Yourself Back categories New JetBlue credit card bonuses Miraval BOGO offer Resy AmEx Platinum offer Real Covid pill And more To access publications hidden behindContinue Reading

Best Hyatt Points Values for Cat. 1-4 International Hotels Including Suites: Part 3 — Category 3

  There is a strong presence of Hyatt category 3 hotels in Europe, but also in Canada, Mexico and some very desirable destinations in Asia. My previous posts are here: Best Hyatt Points Values for Cat. 1-4 International Hotels Including Suites: Part 1 — Category 1 Best Hyatt Points Values for Cat. 1-4 International HotelsContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Sep 19 — Sep 25 2021

    Here are some topics: A new no-fly list? AA relentless race to the bottom Hotel Basic Economy Increased welcome bonuses National Emerald status And more To access publications hidden behind the paywall, I have three words for you: Firefox. Bypass. Paywalls (no relation 🙂 ). The most important news of the week! USContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Sep 12 — Sep 18 2021

  To access publications hidden behind the paywall, I have three words for you: Firefox. Bypass. Paywalls. Planes This is a story about someone who booked a United award flight via the Chase portal, then his flight got rescheduled and the new scheduling didn’t work for him, then he canceled the flight, then United refundedContinue Reading

Hyatt’s Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel in NYC: My King Suite Review

  Last week we stayed at Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel, a Hyatt property in Lower Manhattan, to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I wanted to book a suite for the occasion, and a Gild Hall King suite was what I thought the nicest standard suite I’ve seen, even if you count hotels that cost muchContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Sep 5 — Sep 11 2021

  Here are some interesting points, miles, credit cards and other travel-related articles and posts from around the blogosphere. Planes An interesting Miles to Memories idea on how to transfer AmEx points to United. As a reminder, United is not an AmEx transfer partner, so a direct transfer is not in the cards, but youContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Aug 29 — Sep 4 2021

  Here are some interesting points, miles, credit cards and other travel-related articles and posts from around the blogosphere. Planes Everyone and their mother has told you about the new 12 transfer bonuses from American Express. But only yours truly has offered an actionable post on the best bonuses you might actually want to use.Continue Reading

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