Weekly Review: April 30, 2016

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I’m spending the week in Las Vegas, first for the Freddie Awards, and now for Frequent Traveler University. I’ve realized that while I love Las Vegas for 36-48 hours, anything beyond that drives me nuts. At least I’m staying busy, so I can ignore the people having beer in the casino at 8AM. I’m also in downtown Las Vegas for the first time, which is… wow!


Starting next week I have some international travel coming up to review new airlines, so stay tuned for that.

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Discounted Transatlantic Summer Business Class Fares On Airberlin


Oneworld airline airberlin has a transatlantic business class fare sale for travel this summer.

Best I can tell the discounted airberlin business class fares are available for travel between the US and Europe with departure dates between July 1 and August 31, 2016. There’s a Saturday night minimum stay required.

I’d also note that these fares are non-refundable and even non-changeable, but are as low as ~$1,800 for summer travel.

Which Transferable Points Are Most Valuable?

One of the keys to avoiding disappointment with points as much as possible is to collect transferable points currencies. These are currencies like American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou.

The reason these points are so valuable is because you can transfer them to many partner programs when you’re ready to redeem, which is a great way to protect your points from devaluations. In my case, I take it a step further and collect all the major transferable points currencies, which protects me even further from devaluations, as it diversifies my points as much as possible.

I’m Using Too Many Credit Cards To Maximize My Points… Or Am I?

Credit-CardsLast week I wrote a post outlining all the credit cards I have. I broke down the cards based on whether I have them for the return on everyday spend, the ongoing perks, or for a combination of reasons.

But as I reflected on my cards, I realized I may be using too many cards to maximize my return on everyday spend.

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TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Register Now For Hilton’s Double Points Promotion
For Real This Time: Last Chance To Buy Starpoints For 25% Off
The Most Popular Daily Getaways Packages Are For Sale Today… Good Luck!
Here Are The Details Of Hilton’s Summer Promotion
Less Than One Week Left For Biggest Ever Hilton Amex Sign-Up Bonuses
Today Only: Discounted Fairmont Stays In Hawaii & Scottsdale
Which Is Better: Amex EveryDay Preferred Or Chase Freedom Unlimited?
Earn 5,000 Bonus Wyndham Points For Using Visa Checkout
Today Only: Buy Alamo Rental Car Certificates For Half Off
Silvercar Increases Referral Bonus And Adds New Location
Is It Illegal To Buy Airline Or Hotel Status?
Today Only: Discounted Loews Hotel Packages
Fairmont Will Offer A 20% Bonus On Gift Card Purchases
Which Is Better: IHG Or Marriott Credit Card?
Which Credit Cards Offer Hilton Elite Status?
Discounted Transatlantic Summer Business Class Fares On Airberlin

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

25% Off Business Class Awards Between Boston And Europe
Which Transferable Points Are Most Valuable?
Alaska Mileage Plan Redesigns Their Award Charts
Is This The Secret To Booking LAN Business Class Awards?
Korean Air SkyPass Adds Award Change & Redeposit Fees
Book IHG Hotels This Summer For Just 5K Points Per Night!

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

I’m Officially Visiting The Northernmost City In The World!
I’m Using Too Many Credit Cards To Maximize My Points… Or Am I?

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Waldorf Astoria Panama
Review: Copa Club Panama City Airport
Confirmed: Citi Executive Authorized Users Get Admirals Club Access
Review: American 787 Business Class Beijing To Dallas

NEWS & Updates

Qantas’ New Pilot Uniforms: Stylish Or Ridiculous?
Malaysia Airlines Is (Finally) Refreshing Their Airport Lounges
Video: A Pakistani Villager Flies For The First Time
Watch Out Kim And Kanye, There’s A New Airline Baby In Town!
Air Canada Announces New Vancouver To Delhi Flight
Virgin America Makes Elite Status Easier To Earn & More Rewarding
The TSA Proposed Screening Passengers After Landing… Why?
Qatar Airways Will Fly The A380 To Atlanta!
Uber Is Testing New Fees For Tardy Passengers
Etihad’s Virtual Reality Film Starring Nicole Kidman
Carlson Hotels Being Sold To Chinese Tourism Group
Investigators Say FlyDubai Crash Was Caused By An “Illusion”
Video: When Political Unrest Goes Airborne
PSA: Don’t Assault The Gate Agent When Your Flight Is Delayed
The Hilarious Reason Qatar Airways Delayed Auckland Launch
Lufthansa Drastically Cutting First Class Capacity… Again!

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

  1. Australia & NZ trip report pls … You promised that a few weeks ago

    The longer you delay = Portugal & Iceland all over again

  2. I’m guessing your going back and forth between MGM properties to keep your Hyatt Diamond and double dip their “Play More” promo. After all, SPG can’t have all of the room nights! 😉

  3. Graasroots Smoothie Bar- 6th & Carson- (get a Mint Capugreeno) and eat at Thai on Fremont, at lunch at Eat, 7th & Carson.

  4. Would love to hear more about your stay in Vegas as I go there all the time. Especially what you recommend. My favorite place to stay is at Aria.

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