Category Archives: Miles and Points

​Maldives ALL INCLUSIVE Overwater Villa From $626 a Day at a Highly Rated Resort!

  You can book an all inclusive overwater villa in the Maldives for $626 a night, but it’s actually even better than that. But first, let me get this disclosure out of the way. This is not an advertisement, just a deal that I believe is worth sharing. I haven’t received any compensation for thisContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Aug 15 — Aug 21 2021 August 15, 2021

  Here are some interesting articles and posts from around the blogosphere. Planes The 25% Citi transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles has been extended until Aug 27. Here is a brief post from Doctor of Credit to remind us that this bonus is not an isolated case (historically speaking), LOL. The post below is aContinue Reading

Considering a Last Ditch Attempt to Snag Hyatt Globalist Status in 2021?

So now that the new Hyatt card promo offers 2 Hyatt elite nights for every paid or award night at a hotel – does it move the needle for you? In 2021 Hyatt reduced elite tier earning requirements by 50%. Until December 31, Hyatt Globalist status can be yours for only 30 Tier-Qualifying (elite) nights,Continue Reading

Update August 2021: ANA Fuel Surcharges Have Crept Up on Its Own and Partners Flights

  ANA fuel surcharges are back. They’re not too bad if you’re flying to Japan, but if your journey lies beyond Japan’s borders, you’ll have to pay more. And in some cases — much more. The ANA Mileage Club is very important for international travelers and you need to be aware of this awesome program.Continue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: News Digest Aug 8 — Aug 14 2021

  It was a slow week, but here are the best miles, points, credit cards, and travel posts I’ve found. Enjoy. Planes   There are two Avianca-related developments I find interesting. First, Avianca is adding a few new routes to the U.S I find it encouraging in terms of their bankruptcy / reorganization efforts. I believeContinue Reading

Right Now You Can Transfer Citi Points to American or Avianca (With the 25% Bonus). Should You?

You can transfer your Citi points to Avianca LifeMiles with a 25% bonus (until Aug 20). UPDATE 8.20.21: Extended until August 27. Or you can transfer your Citi points to American AAdvantage (until Nov 13). For many this is a no-brainer. American AAdvantage is a venerable program. It’s much easier to use, not nearly asContinue Reading

​This Bank Can Throw a Wrench Into Your Smooth Business Cards Application Plans

In my recent posts I’ve advocated applying for a number of business cards before filling up your Chase 5/24 “slots.” My reasoning was simple: we know that the vast majority of issuers (including Chase) don’t report business cards to credit bureaus, so Chase can’t see how many business cards you’ve actually gotten in the lastContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: News Digest Aug 1 — Aug 7 2021

As you know (or not) I don’t normally repost info that can be found in major blogs unless I can add something substantial to what has already been said. I used to run some weekly digests, which I quit because it wasn’t — I don’t know — satisfying. And yet, after 1.5 years of theContinue Reading

Here Are the Best Business Credit Cards for Travel and My Own Tally So Far

This post is somewhat of an addendum to my 5/24 guide. In 2021 Go Chase or Go Home – The Ultimate Guide to the 5/24 State of Mind I know it’s overly ambitious to claim that I know what best business credit cards for travel are, so it goes without saying that everything in thisContinue Reading

In 2021 Go Chase or Go Home – The Ultimate Guide to the 5/24 State of Mind

  A few years ago, I predicted that Chase would pay dearly for the 5/24 assault on us miles and points enthusiasts. I also proclaimed (quite feistily) that I wasn’t going to live my life by cutting down on my churning routines to comply with those dumb and ridiculous Chase limitations. There are plenty ofContinue Reading

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