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Saturday Recap: 50% Bonus On Purchased JetBlue Points, Alaska Airlines Revamps In-Flight Meals, Earn 1,000 Miles/Points With PointsHound

September 28, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s 25,000 Southwest Points Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points. I just reached 25,000 Twitter followers – so thank you to all of you who already follow me – and to celebrate, I’m going to […]

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Southwest Launches Its New ‘No Show’ Policy Today

September 13, 2013

As announced earlier this year, Southwest Airlines will now be enforcing a “no show” policy for Wanna Get Away and DING fares, and will no longer be as lenient about passengers who simply do not show up for their flights. As of today, September 13, 2013, the new rule means that passengers holding non-refundable Wanna […]

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The Most Family Friendly Airlines For Domestic And Short Haul Flights

September 2, 2013

Traveling as a family is not easy or cheap, and all airlines are not created equal when it comes to accommodating family travel, so TPG contributor (and father of two children) Jason Steele has compiled a list of the family-friendliest airlines flying the skies these days and what accommodations they make for parents and kids.   Some […]

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Saturday Recap: Registration Now Open for Starwood’s Fall Promotion, Hyatt’s Fall Promotion Announced, Win 140,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles, Earn Bonus American Airlines Miles, And More

August 24, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Registration Now Open for Starwood’s Take Two Promotion: Registration is now open for Starwood’s “Take Two” fall promotion. You’ll earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays from September 1 through December 15, 2013. In addition, you’ll earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights […]

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JetBlue Leave-With-The-Changing-Leaves Sale, One Day Left To Book Fall Travel

August 20, 2013

Following their mid-summer discounts earlier this month, JetBlue is ready for fall with their Leave-With-The-Changing-Leaves sale, but you have to book by August 21, 2013, 11:59 p.m. ET to score discount fares. Valid travel dates run from September 3 to December 18, 2013, to cities across the country, apart from the blackout holiday dates around […]

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Rocketmiles Partnership With JetBlue – More Chances To Earn Miles on Hotel Stays

August 13, 2013

RocketMiles made an announcement last week that they would now be adding JetBlue to their growing stable of partner airlines.For those of you not familiar with RocketMiles, it is a hotel search engine and booking app you can sign up for here that works with a few premium hotel partners in several US cities to […]

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JetBlue Midsummer Flight’s Dream Fare Sale: Washington Dulles To JFK for $65 One Way

August 6, 2013

On the heels of its recent 90% off summer sale last month, JetBlue has launched another fare sale to select destinations that ends tomorrow, though you can book tickets almost through the end of the year. Here are the details: Book now through August 7, 2013 for great deals on flights traveling from September 3-December 18, 2013 […]

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A New Age of Transcontinental Travel Begins: My First Lie-Flat Flight JFK-LAX on United p.s.

July 23, 2013

With friends and employees in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, I generally fly across the US at least once a month. Over the next couple years the trend of putting nicer planes (with a focus on premium cabin products) is going to increase as United, Delta, American and even JetBlue have plans for fully […]

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Today’s JetBlue Promo Code SAVE90 Saves Up To 90% Off Select NYC Flights

July 18, 2013

As a reminder, this whole week JetBlue is discounting last-minute flights from New York City this week up to 90% as part of a marketing campaign called Hot Seats. These deals will be available once the temperature in NYC reaches 90 degrees. This deal is valid for flights departing NYC (JFK, LGA, EWR) on July 19th or 20th, and […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: JetBlue Promo Code HOTSEATS Saves Up To 90% Off Select NYC Flights

July 16, 2013

JetBlue is discounting last-minute flights from New York City this week up to 90% as part of a marketing campaign called Hot Seats. This deal is valid for flights departing NYC (JFK, LGA, EWR) on July 17th or 18th, and returning July 22nd or 23rd. These are valid for round-trip tickets and only valid on new bookings. To […]

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Up to a 50% Bonus on Purchased JetBlue TrueBlue Points

June 26, 2013

Now through July 31, 2013, JetBlue is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased TrueBlue points. It’s a tiered bonus structure, so the more points you buy, the higher bonus you’ll receive. To participate in this offer, you must login into your TrueBlue account, and click on the option of either Buy Points or […]

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Saturday Recap: Chase Ink 60,000-Point Offers, Enter to Win 1 Million Delta SkyMiles, Bonus Elevate Points with RocketMiles, Wyndham Double Points Summer Promo, JetBlue Ends TrueBlue Point Expiration

June 22, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news […]

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JetBlue Axes TrueBlue Point Expiration

June 17, 2013

JetBlue announced today via Twitter that they are getting rid of expiration on TrueBlue points. JetBlue joins Delta in the “no expiration” club and I hope others follow suit. While most frequent flyer programs allow you to keep points active by simply having any activity in the account or having a co-branded credit card, millions […]

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JetBlue Plans To Offer Mini-Suites On Transcon Flights

June 13, 2013

A few months ago, I posted about how JetBlue planned to add premium seats on transcon flights. Earlier this week, details emerged via APEX about how these premium seats – in what is possibly a huge departure from JetBlue’s entire egalitarian philosophy – will include mini-suites on these routes. When it comes to the transcontinental market for […]

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Maximize Monday: Giving Points And Miles For Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend and a chance to get together with friends for barbecue and beer – it’s a chance to honor the men and women who have died serving in our armed forces. So for today’s Maximize Monday, I wanted to take a look at opportunities all of us […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Bonus Delta SkyMiles with Hertz, Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood, Emirates and JetBlue Expand Codesharing, Southwest Double Points from Select Cities, 50% Mileage Bonus with Air Canada

May 18, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood in Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines and Starwood have teamed up to offer HawaiianMiles members triple miles when staying at Starwood properties in Hawaii from now through December 20, 2013. In addition, customers can also save 30% off their […]

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JetBlue 30% Award Discount – Ends Today!

April 26, 2013

JetBlue launched another short-term promo today where you can get a 30% discount on award bookings until the end of today for travel May 2 – June 26, 2013. The “Stop Dreaming. Start Redeeming” promo takes 30% off the usual point redemption rates for TrueBlue rewards – and remember, JetBlue is a transfer partner of […]

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Saturday Recap: Virgin America 40% Bonus on Purchased Points, Triple JetBlue points to Alaska, 40% off hotels in the US & Canada with Accor Hotels, Delta Adding TSA PreCheck Notification to Boarding Passes

April 20, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Virgin America 40% Bonus on Purchased Points: Now through May 7, 2013, Virgin America is offering a bonus of up to 40% on purchased Elevate points. While not as generous as last October’s 50% bonus, this could still be something to consider if you’re a very […]

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Airline Miles Expiration Policies Roundup

April 17, 2013

Following up on the recent national survey I commissioned from The Princeton Group and my contest about how people track their frequent flyer miles, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic guide to the expiration policies of the major airline and hotel loyalty programs. Although mileage expiration is a major […]

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Saturday Recap: Starwood’s Hear the Music Promotion, Changes to Hyatt Diamond Amenities Internationally, 7,500 Bonus TrueBlue Points for New Members; Marriott and Iberia Partnership

April 13, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: TPG Spring Cleaning Contest And National Survey Results: Earlier this week, I announced the results from a national survey that I commissioned The Princeton Group to conduct to find out how much people know about and are using their miles. It turns out that 73% of Americans […]

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JetBlue Fare Sale and 12 Points Per Dollar Spent Promotion

April 1, 2013

JetBlue just launched a two day fare sale and they’re also offering 4x the base points on all fares purchased between now and 11:59pm ET on April 2, 2013. You normally earn 3 base points per dollar on fares, so this promotion gives 12 points, plus 3 extra for booking at Jetblue.com, for a total […]

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JetBlue To Add Premium Seats on JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco Flights

March 21, 2013

Via the Huffington Post, yesterday JetBlue announced that they will be adding premium seats to some daytime JFK to Los Angeles flights starting next year. Details are scarce, but JetBlue’s chief commercial officer, Robin Hayes, said that they will only be on daytime flights and it is an attempt to score more premium travelers since […]

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Maximize Monday: How to Stay Connected in the Sky- An In-Flight WiFi Roundup

March 18, 2013

The more time I spend up in the skies, the more I have come to value in-flight WiFi. Although some people, including myself from time to time, like to disconnect onboard and enjoy a few brief hours of email/Facebook/Twitter-less bliss, losing six hours of work and communication time while flying cross-country can be a daunting […]

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Saturday Recap: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points, Double TrueBlue points with Hilton, 20,000 bonus AAdvantage Miles On Flights to Lima, Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles with Avis

March 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double or Triple Virgin America Elevate Points: Now through June 30, 2013, Virgin America Elevate members can earn either double or even triple points on West Coast flights. Elevate members will earn double points on all qualifying flights from SFO to Las Vegas, […]

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