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Crediting to Another Airline - Intro to Alliances

Choosing an airline frequent flyer program in which to focus is as much about the airline you fly as it is the Alliance they are in. If you have saved your miles and signed up for a credit card bonus because you have always wanted to go to Hong Kong but you fly with American Airlines, you will be able to redeem your miles but it will be with one of their partner airlines in the one world Alliance because AA doesn't fly there.  Alliances allow airlines to offer you the world in a ...

PRE-Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit - Introduction to a "Mattress Run"

 

Mattress Run - Staying in a hotel for the specific purpose of gaining hotel loyalty points, or elite status.

Most readers would be asking themselves the appropriate question, "Why would anyone stay in a hotel just for points?" This answer is really simple actually.  For my hotel expense of $69, I will get in return 52,380 due to a promotion, that's almost enough points to stay in this hotel twice for free (28,000/night).  The promo makes this stay buy one, get ...

Dear Sherpa: What's the best credit card for me?

Often friends, family and clients will write to the Sherpa and ask for advice, the Dear Sherpa section is where I do my best to guide them to the right travel decision.  Some of my fellow travel bloggers get referral fees for credit card signups (and they disclose it), but I am not so lucky just yet, so please note that I am not a financial adviser or professional, I am not paid for any recommendations I give, this is my opinion alone and your acceptance or rejection of such advice is of ...

Best Hotel Promo of 2012...

You probably are familiar with Club Carlson hotels, you just had no idea that was the name of the chain.  Radisson Hotels, Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn (mostly Europe), Park Plaza, the very swanky Radisson Blu, or the very limited, Hotel Missoni (just two locations).

Here is how this promo works, when you stay one night at a Park Plaza Hotel, you get 50,000 bonus points that you can spend across the Club Carlson brand.  But what does that mean to the average traveler?  Free ...

8 Countries and Three Continents for less than $1,000

Here is an example of how I used numerous tools to save loads of money and book myself the most round-about journey home, for when our time here in Thailand expires in September of this year.

1.) We were lucky enough to get in on this deal (hat tip to Matthew at UPGRD.com), and though our tickets were originally cancelled, after a little bit of patience and a passionate email into Vayama, Korean and Vayama reinstated our tickets from RGN-BKK-ICN-LAX in business class, for $445 each ...