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Always Check: First Class for the Price of Economy Class

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A client in Los Angeles called me this morning saying he had an emergency meeting in Miami on Monday morning and needed a ticket to Miami tomorrow afternoon or evening, returning Monday night.

I noted immediately that AA or DL would be best for non-stop service and priced out an ...

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Free Boingo Internet for American Express Platinum Cardholders

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American Express Platinum is on the rebound. It was right to question the value of the $450 annual fee when Continental left Membership Rewards, US Airways lounge access was lost, and Delta lounge access was severely curtailed, but in many ways, the AMEX Platinum is now my most valuable credit ...

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500 Free United MileagePlus Miles in Two Minutes

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Earn 500 United miles just for signing up for the United MileagePlus Dining Program before 10 July 2014. No purchase or restaurant visit is necessary--simply complete the online profile and you will be credited the miles.

You can then earn up to 2,500 additional miles by eating at ...

Top 10 Airline Award Redemptions for May 2014

We have been spared from any major award chart devaluation announcements the last couple months and I trust we are settling into a new era of status quo--there has been enough bloodshed over the last year. But whether the award charts get worse or stay the same, here are my top ten award ...

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Using Lufthansa Miles for Travel to Hawaii in First Class

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The Lufthansa Mile & More Mastercard from Barclays is offering a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus through June 30, 2014 and one of the best uses of these points for U.S. and Canadian residents is to book award travel on United Airlines to Hawaii.

Lufthana's award chart is not great, but it ...

No Fuel Surcharges on British Airways Awards with US Airways Miles

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Since US Airways joined oneworld, the carrier has not imposed fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights. Considering fuel surcharges run more than $800 r/t for Europe and much more if you continue on to Asia or Africa, this has been a secret boon for those redeeming US Airways Dividend ...

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50% Off Drinks in United Clubs - Today Only

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In honor of tax day in the USA, enjoy 50% off all alcoholic beverages in "participating" United Clubs. Imagine that, half off what was free last year!

 

To be fair, United has introduced some top-shelf stuff that wasn't available before. As far as ...

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Easy surveys for free magazine subscriptions - RewardSurvey

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How would you like free subscription to The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, or Forbes? RewardSurvey allows you to do just that.

Now that electronic devices can be used throughout flight, maybe travelers will read magazines and newspapers on airplanes ...

Why I Am Keeping my American Express Platinum Card

When I took advantage of a 100,000 point sign-up offer to obtain an American Express Platinum Card last year, I planned to collect the sign-up bonus, use it for a year, take advantage of the $200 in airline credit for calendar year 2013 and 2014, then cancel this month before my next $450 annual ...

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How to Expedite US Airways Mileage Transfers with Points.com

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Many of you are taking advantage of US Airways' 100% bonus on Shared Dividend Miles this week and I have encouraged many of my clients to do the same. Transfers from account to account are typically instant, but can take up to three days to to process. That can be problematic, as it was for me ...

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Cyber Monday Airfare & Travel Deals

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Being the king of savings, and hailing from the trailer park, today I bring you a number of good deals or what I like to call #DoubleWideDelights. Today only, a number of airlines are offering great cyber monday deals that you do not want to pass up if you have any mileage runs your need to book, ...

Cyber Monday Specials at Marriott: Up to 30% Off

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Marriott's relationship with United Airlines has made me a Marriott customer once again and so today's Cyber Monday 30% off promotion caught my attention.

Bottom line--there are actually some very attractive deals with this one-day promotion.  A few properties stood out in ...

100% Bonus on Shared Miles Returns to US Airways on Monday!

While buying US Airways Dividend Miles with a 100% bonus is a lucrative offer when available, the best deal for those with points already in their account is US Airways' 100% bonus on shared miles, since transferring miles from one account to another costs less than purchasing miles. We last saw ...

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are almost upon us and I wanted to share some amazing travel deals that you can find online this week. If you are looking to make a great escape and want to save some money on your next getaway, be sure to check out these online deals! I have listed below some ...

10% off British Airways Flights until 12/31 with your Visa

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One of the perks of the British Airways Chase Visa card is the 10% discount on British Airways flights. Most bloggers will tell you that you have to use the BA Chase Visa to get the 10% discount, however I have tested and proven that you do not have to use the BA Visa to get the 10% discount, but ...

American Express Transfer Bonuses

Update: Offer Expired

American Express launched two transfer bonuses last week that are far from earth-shattering, but still valuable under the proper circumstances. Through December 31, 2013, AMEX was offering a 20% bonus on points transfers to partner British Airways and through ...

Last Day for 100% Bonus on Shared US Airways Miles

Update: Offer Expired.

US Airways' amazing 100% bonus on miles transferred between accounts ends tonight. If you have US Airways miles and are considering an award redemption next year, this offer could help you reach that goal and save a lot of money in the process.

At least ...