Category Archives: Miles and Points

Drastic Expedia Rewards Devaluation Is Coming: Act Soon!

  Loyalty program devaluations come in many shapes and forms. This is not the first Expedia Rewards devaluation, but it’s surely a huge one for its elite Gold members. Slightly over a year ago, the Citi Expedia credit card increased its Welcome Bonus to 70,000 points. It was a really great deal with a potentiallyContinue Reading

Back to the Basics Part 2: Cheapest Miles to South America in the Post-COVID-19 World

  My previous post on the best airline programs to fly to Europe: Back to the Basics: Cheapest Miles to Europe in the Post-COVID-19 World December 10, 2020 is a big day. Mark your calendar. On that day the CDC will decide the fate of the emergency authorization of the new Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.Continue Reading

Caesars Diamond Members — Get a Free Cruise in 2021 After a 2-Minute Status Match | PLUS Caesars and Tropicana Lounges Are Now Open in Atlantic City and More!

  Back in July New Jersey approved the $17.3 billion merger of Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corp. That created the largest casino company in the world, operating 55 casinos worldwide. Fine, you might counter, but what’s in it for me? Well, quite a few things, actually. If you’re a Caesars Rewards (formerly TotalContinue Reading

This 50% Off Iberia Avios Promotion — Now THAT’S a Unicorn!

  EXPIRED Update 8.25. According to Frequent Miler, the 50% off Iberia Avios Promotion is now officially working on both sides of the Atlantic!  My previous Iberia posts: You Can Still Fly to Europe in Iberia Business Class for 25,000 Points; and Award Space Is Fantastic — Plus Cheap Nonstop Flights to Barcelona Iberia BusinessContinue Reading

American Airlines Food Cuts Are Just a Nuisance — We Can Lose More Than First Class Meals

As several bloggers have alerted us, American Airlines food cuts are going to be permanent. The carrier is going to replace their disconnected full meal service in First Class with something “more modern.” This is bad, right? I don’t know. Short and medium hauls — I seriously don’t care. As long as they give me aContinue Reading

3 Credit Card Retention Offers, One Product Change, and My Credit Cards Folder Is Shrinking!

  This month I had to make a tough decision. Annual fees either posted or were about to post for 3 of my credit cards. Retention offers can significantly offset these expenses, but they’ve gotten hard to get lately. You know how much I like to pay for my free travel privileges – I don’t,Continue Reading

Awesomeness and Dysfunctions of Iberia Plus: How to Use the First and Skirt the Second | Iberia Peak Dates, Award Space and Prices, Fuel Surcharges and More!

  I’ve blogged about Iberia multiple times. Long story short — you can fly between the U.S. and Madrid starting at 34,000 Avios in Business class with a very low fuel surcharge. You Can Still Fly to Europe in Iberia Business Class for 25,000 Points; and Award Space Is Fantastic — Plus Cheap Nonstop FlightsContinue Reading

Points for Your Post Pandemic Self-Indulgence Part 1: Top Laidback Hilton Luxury Resorts!

Let’s dream a little. When you’re able to travel to the places you want rather than places that allow you to come — where is it going to be? I don’t always crave luxury stays. In fact, I rarely do. My wife hates flying, so I almost always fly solo (and I can tough it outContinue Reading

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

On January 31, my Total Rewards Diamond status expired and was promptly reverted to Gold – the entry level, on February 1. Later on February 1, I rematched my Wyndham Diamond back to Caesars Rewards and got my Diamond back by the end of the day. Or, as this guy would put it … UPDATE:Continue Reading

UPDATED 6.28.20: Greece, Aruba and Iceland Are Reopening Borders This Summer – Time to Pack?

MAJOR UPDATE 6.28.2020 So, remember those upcoming Iceland, Greece, and Spain openings? Right, not going to happen. Not for U.S. travelers anytime soon. Europe opens up its borders on July 1 and extends its invitation to citizens of dozens of other countries, but Americans are not on the list. I glanced at the WaPo crystalContinue Reading

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