How My Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign-Up Bonus Got Me a First-Class Ticket Home From Bali

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Sapphire Reserve In August of last year, the St. Regis Maldives had a pricing fluke where overwater bungalows cost only 32,500 Starpoints a night. So, I booked a five-night stay (for 26,000 points per night since you get the fifth night…

You Can Now Book SkyTeam Awards Online with Korean Air

Great news! One of our favorite undervalued airlines mileage programs just made it a lot easier to book partner awards. Korean Air SkyPass will now let you book both Korean Air and SkyTeam award flights online. Prior to this change, you’d have to go through a lengthy telephone process to ticket partner awards. While you’ll now be…

Korean Air Is About to Get More Aggressive With Unruly Passengers

Pop singer Richard Marx made headlines last week when he helped to subdue an unruly passenger onboard a Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Seoul. Marx’s wife, Daisy Fuentes — yes, the model and former “America’s Funniest Videos” co-host — posted about the incident on her Instagram page, describing how the passenger had spent four hours attacking both…

Singer Richard Marx Helps Restrain Passenger on Korean Air Flight (Video)

OK, let’s just stipulate up front that we’ll forgo the terrible “Right Here Waiting” and “Should’ve Known Better” puns, shall we? On Tuesday 80’s pop star Richard Marx reportedly helped to subdue an unruly airline passenger during a Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Seoul. Marx, who was traveling on KE 480 with his wife — former MTV…

The Most Undervalued Airline Loyalty Programs

Even after United’s recent award-booking changes, it’s easy to see the value in 100,000 MileagePlus miles, and despite a devaluation earlier this year, most of us can still get excited about a 100,000-mile AAdvantage credit card sign-up bonus. And none of us could possibly deny the incredible deal the Southwest Companion Pass provides or the peace of mind…

Watch a Korean Air Boeing 777 Bounce Down the Runway Upon Landing

We’ve written about several hairy landings that have been caught on film, and in this installment of crazy aviation videos we have another one to share — prepare for anxiety upon arrival. The video begins with a Korean Air Boeing 777 approaching a runway at an unknown airport, and everything seems normal, which should make for an uneventful landing, right? Wrong….

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday hotel deal roundup here. Just as we saw last year, this year’s frenzy of Black Friday deals extend far beyond clothing…

9 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Rewards

Finding new ways to earn points and miles is an important part of being an award travel enthusiast, but there’s more to it than that. How strategically you spend your travel rewards is at least as important as how well you earn them. In today’s post, I want to discuss nine creative ways to stretch…

Flight Review: Korean Air (777-300ER) First Class from Singapore to Seoul

TO THE POINT: For 45,000 Chase points each way, Korean Air’s first class offers a pretty good value from Singapore to Seoul. The pros: exceptional award availability, fantastic flight attendants, a comfortable lie-flat bed, amenity kits and pajamas. The cons: lackluster catering, limited in-flight entertainment content and a Changi Airport experience that isn’t quite “first class.”…