Friendly Reminder: 6 Deals are Expiring on Sept 30th, 2011

Maybe it’s because September 30 is the last day of the fiscal year, but a lot of great promotions, deals and transfer opportunities will be coming to an end on Friday, so now’s your last chance to take advantage of them. 1. Transfer Amex points to Continental Airlines. For information check out my recent post and video on…

Last Week to Transfer Amex Points To Continental

Just a friendly reminder that 9/30/11 is the last day to transfer American Express points to Continental. I wrote a post on this a couple weeks ago and I recently recorded a short video walking you through the basics. Apologies in advance for the audio and less-than professional editing! I’m new to videos and will be improving…

My Star Mega Do 3 Adventure Begins

This should be an interesting week for me. I’m going on the third annual Star Mega Do, which is an event planned by frequent flyers, for frequent flyers. The event is co-organized by certain Star Alliance member airlines, as well as Hyatt. There are two portions (full schedule here), and I booked business class tickets…

Discounted Thanksgiving Business Class Fares to Europe

For the past couple years, I’ve noticed that airlines deeply discount business class travel to Europe. While I’ve always had plans that kept me  in the US for the holiday, I’ve always been tempted to book a weekend trip to Europe over Thanksgiving, if anything to boost my elite status. I checked and I’m once…

Continental Encourages American Express Point Transfers

Continental leaves the American Express Membership Rewards program September 30, 2011 and they have been aggressively emailing their frequent flyers asking them to transfer their points to Continental before it’s too late. I recently got an email: “THE COUNTDOWN IS ON. DON’T MISS OUT. TURN MEMBERSHIP REWARDS® POINTS INTO MILES NOW. Continental’s partnership with American…

No Excise Fee on American Express US Airline Transfers

As I’ve written about before, an interesting result of the ongoing budget drama and quasi-FAA shutdown is the inability for airlines to collect certain taxes on tickets. Fares were briefly lower last week, until the opportunistic airlines decided (almost in unison, hmm) to raise fares the amount of the taxes they would have collected. While…