6 Reasons to Snag That Choice Hotel Credit Card 75,000-Point Welcome Bonus and 3 Reasons Not To!

  Choice Privileges must be the most underrated major hotel loyalty program in the world. In my recent post I explained why the new Citi transfer partnership with Choice Hotels (at a 1:2 ratio) is a game changer. Citi Adds Choice Hotels With a 1:2 Transfer Ratio: Here Is Why It’s Great News PLUS aContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Nov 14 — Nov 20, 2021

  Welcome to my weekly miles and points roundup plus other travel news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: What frequent-flyer schemes mean to airlines’ financial well-being (the answer is: everything!) New Google Flights price tracking feature Marriott settles the resort fee lawsuit An easy way to book rentals on Vacasa New 25% transferContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Nov 7 — Nov 13, 2021

  Welcome to my weekly miles and points roundup plus other travel news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: LifeMiles improves the Award Chart Hyatt adds 11 SLH hotels All you need to know about the new Capital One Venture X card New Chase Aeroplan Card Details New Stimulus Money And more! Planes LifeMiles’sContinue Reading

Cutting Through the Noise: What Do You REALLY Need to Know About the New Venture X Card?

  The Venture X Card from Capital One is one of the best credit card offerings ever. It actually pays for itself, and by “paying for itself” I mean after the first year anniversary. Because in the first year it’s at least a $1,000 moneymaker – and that’s conservatively speaking. Very conservatively! Direct link: VentureContinue Reading

​Chase Has Hugely Devalued Its Ultimate Rewards Portal, And No One Seems to Notice!

  By now, you probably know that Chase has moved its Ultimate Rewards portal from Expedia to cxLoyalty. Or should I say moved back because Chase already used cxLoyalty before hitting it up with Expedia. Of course, cxLoyalty used to be a separate company back then, but then Chase bought it and the rest isContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Oct 31 — Nov 6, 2021

  Welcome to my weekly miles and points roundup plus other travel news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: 85.000 Delta miles to Israel in Business Great new welcome bonuses from Cap One and Barclaycard New Hyatt Hotels A roundup of better U.S. Wyndham hotels Chase’s failures And more! Planes You can fly toContinue Reading

The Peak / Off-Peak Hyatt Points Calendar: Here Are the Negatives and Sweet Spots in the Most Detailed Analysis You’ve Seen So Far

The new Hyatt’s Points Calendar is now prominently displayed on every Hyatt.com hotel website and the reactions from the blogosphere are mostly negative. There is a good reason for that. Actually more than one reason. In general, Hyatt stays have become more point-expensive during the times most people want to visit (not that we didn’tContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Oct 24 — Oct 30 2021

Welcome to my weekly travel, points, credit cards and other news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: Hyatt and Marriott devaluations American revamps AAdvantage Delta’s new dedicated TSA Precheck lobby Bonvoyage to Marriott Bonvoy Three hotel chains extend statuses And more! To access publications hidden behind the paywall, I have three words for you:Continue Reading

​I Had to Cancel Yet Another Trip: A Cautionary Tale Plus Why You Should NEVER Presume You’re SOL Until You Try to Fix It

  This is the third long-haul trip I’ve had to cancel since the pandemic began. Back in October 2020 I canceled a trip to Israel that I’d booked in the pre-pandemic time. Back in June I had to cancel a trip to Brazil due to a family medical emergency. Unfortunately, the problem persisted so IContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: Around the Web Oct 17 — Oct 23 2021

  Welcome to my weekly travel, points, credit cards and other news from the blogosphere. Here are some topics: How to spend American miles in case of devaluation Qualify for Hyatt Globalist status in 2021 with a six-night stay New Bank of America rewards credit cards Thailand opens on November 1 A guide to Iceland’sContinue Reading

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