Cathay Pacific 777 First Class – 41
Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With 50% Bonus (Last Chance)

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the frequency with which it sell miles, and what a good deal redemptions can be. Also keep in mind that Alaska is joining the oneworld alliance in early 2021 --…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
80,000 Bonus Points

Worth at least $1,000 in travel

New Emirates First Class – 13
Wow: Chase Sapphire Preferred 80K Bonus!

An incredible new best-ever bonus has been rolled out on the $95 annual fee Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which is oh-so-worth it for anyone who is eligible. With this new limited time offer, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is offering a bonus of 80,000…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Hot Deals for September

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Miraval Austin
World Of Hyatt Offering Miraval Award Sale

At the moment Hyatt has a couple of promotions for stays at Miraval properties through the end of the year, and one offer is especially good. I first wrote about this opportunity back in July, but wanted to recap it once again, as the promotion can now…

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Alitalia Plane
Alitalia Launches Intriguing Coronavirus-Free Flights

"Would you prefer a flight with or without coronavirus testing?" That's a question that Alitalia is now asking passengers traveling between Rome and Milan... Alitalia operates over half a dozen flights per day between Rome and Milan, and two of those…

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British Airways 787 First Class
British Airways Introducing First Class Suite With Door

Before the end of the year, British Airways will introduce first class seats with doors... but don't get too excited. British Airways' strange premium cabin evolution Historically British Airways' first and business class seats haven't exactly been industry-leading.…

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Emirates New First Class – 11
Emirates Will Launch Israel Flights By January 2021

It looks like we could be just a few months away from Emirates launching flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv... In mid-August we learned that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had agreed to full normalization of relations going forward, which is an…

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United Polaris 767 – 9
Earn Bonus Miles For Funding United TravelBank

United Airlines is offering a bonus when you pay now for future travel, but is it worth it? United Airlines is offering five MileagePlus miles per dollar when you add funds to your TravelBank account. For those of you not familiar with TravelBank, this…

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El Al 787 Business Class – 2
27-Year-Old Buys Controlling Stake In EL AL

EL AL has been looking for a new investor for the past several months. The airline was in a bad financial situation before the current pandemic started, and of course this situation just exacerbated EL AL's problems. Around the beginning of July it was…

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Thai Airways Watermark
Chase Sapphire Preferred Review (With 80K Bonus)

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has historically been one of the most well-rounded travel rewards cards. Chase has done a great job adapting this card to the new normal, by introducing perks that reflect the times. On top of that, the card now has…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards

Recent Trip Reports

Best Credit Cards For Groceries And Supermarkets (September 2020)

We all have to eat, whether that comes in the form of eating at restaurants or at home. I’ve written in the past about the best credit cards for dining out, and in this post wanted to write about the best credit cards for grocery store and supermarket…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Card Comparisons
A330 900 Neo
Delta Amex Cards: Limited Time Welcome Bonuses

American Express issues a suite of co-branded Delta credit cards. Delta is known for its great customer service and solid onboard product among the "big three" US carriers, so understandably the airline has a lot of loyal flyers. Signing up for a Delta…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
Freedom Unlimited Issuer Watermark
Chase Freedom Unlimited Review (2020)

I don't want to bury the lede -- if you collect Chase Ultimate Rewards points and don't have the Chase Freedom Unlimited®, you're not doing it right. That's true now more than ever before -- not only is the Freedom Unlimited offering an improved sign-up…

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Delta Skyclub Slc 2
Delta Opens Biggest-Ever SkyClub In SLC

It's an exciting week for Delta flyers in Salt Lake City. Delta Air Lines has this week opened its new SkyClub at Salt Lake City International Airport, which is also the largest SkyClub in the system, at more than 28,000 square feet. The lounge is located…

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Pakistan 1
Virgin Atlantic Pakistan Flights Now On Sale

What a fascinating time in the industry. Rather than seeing airlines slowly add back suspended routes, we're instead seeing airlines launch some surprising new routes. A few weeks ago Virgin Atlantic announced plans to launch flights to Pakistan. Well,…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Las Alcobas Napa Valley – 30
Sad: Las Alcobas Napa Valley Leaves Marriott

One of my favorite Luxury Collection properties seems to have quietly left Marriott... Las Alcobas is a Marriott Luxury Collection property in Napa Valley, California. I had the chance to stay at the 68-room property about a year ago, and had a phenomenal…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Postmates
Mastercard No Longer Offers Postmates Discount

A benefit that has saved me quite a bit of money over time has finally been pulled... In April 2019, a variety of new benefits were introduced for US-issued World Mastercard and World Elite Mastercard products. The benefit I got the most value out of…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards
Chase Freedom Watermark
Apply Now: Incredible New Chase Freedom Flex Card

A couple of weeks ago, Chase announced some major changes to its lineup of Freedom cards, including the introduction of the Chase Freedom FlexSM Credit Card, the discontinuation of the Freedom Card, and improvements to the Chase Freedom Unlimited®. As…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards