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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In-Flight WiFi Roundup – Which International Airlines Keep You Connected

March 27, 2013

While kicking back and catching up on trashy TV and Oscar-nominated movies during long-haul overseas flight is always enjoyable, sometimes jetsetters have work to do, and some airlines have it covered. A few weeks ago I discussed the in-flight WiFi options aboard the major US domestic carriers. Today it’s time to look overseas to which […]

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Saturday Recap: 20% Mileage Bonus for Miles & More members, Delta Increasing Service at Los Angeles

March 9, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 20% Mileage Bonus for Miles & More members: Now through March 31, 2013, Lufthansa is offering a 20% mileage bonus on award miles for their Miles & More members. They are offering this promotion as a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the […]

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Maximize Monday: Choosing the Best Site and Credit Card for Purchasing Airfare

January 7, 2013

Maximize Monday is a new weekly series, where I’ll dig into different topics and offer my suggestions on how you can change your habits in order to get the most bang for your buck (and points). If you have any topic ideas, please feel free to Tweet me @thepointsguy or email me at [email protected] For […]

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Saturday Recap: American Express British Airways Transfer Bonus, Bonus SkyMiles from Hertz, Bonus Miles with Wine Clubs, 1,000 Free United Miles, Update on Hyatt Platinum Extras

December 8, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: American Express 30% Transfer Bonus to British Airways: In case you missed the post from earlier this week, now through January 14, 2013, American Express cardmembers who transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios  will receive a 30% bonus. The bonus […]

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Lufthansa Voucher $60 Off

October 5, 2012

Lufthansa is giving away $60 vouchers via mobile phone and email download that flyers can use towards fares from the US. Simply enter your name, email address or mobile phone number and click the box that says you’ve read the terms and conditions and the voucher will be emailed to you for when you book […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Ways You Can Fly the A380

September 4, 2012

With a range of 9,600 miles, a cruising speed of 560 miles per hour, 240 feet in length, 80 feet tall, a wingspan of over 260 feet, and over 5,000 square feet of floor space spread out over two full decks, the Airbus A380 is the largest jumbo-jet in the skies, and an aviation enthusiast’s […]

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Review: Lufthansa New First Class on the 747-400

August 6, 2012

I spent the past two weeks exploring the Baltic one fantastic city after another – Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and more. To get there and back, I had booked two one-way award tickets. The outbound was 62,500 American miles and $352 for British Airways First class from Miami to London. While fees are a little […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Chauffeur Drive Service

July 10, 2012

A ticket in a premium class on an international flight means a rarefied experience in the air complete with fine dining, personalized service and comfortable seats. However, several airlines offer a taste of the luxury that awaits even before you set foot on the plane with chauffeur service – either to and from the airport, […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Apps

June 26, 2012

As more people begin to carry smartphones and PDA’s such as iPhones and iPads as well as Blackberries and Androids, more and more airlines have created apps that allow their passengers to do everything from check flight status and check in to tracking checked bags, downloading city guides and finding the nearest airport lounge. Here […]

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$60 off Lufthansa Flights This Week

May 28, 2012

This isn’t an eye-popping deal, but something worth mentioning just to save you some extra cash in case you have an upcoming trip on Lufthansa. The airline is running a limited-time and highly regimented (this is Lufthansa, after all) promotion where you can get a $60 voucher off your next flight purchase. However, the vouchers […]

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Tuesday Travel Top 10: How to Use Miles for the Best First Class Products

May 8, 2012

On Friday, CNN published a list of the best first class cabins in the sky with contenders from all over the world. Interestingly enough, no US airline made the list. But what good is a list of amazing first class cabins if you don’t know how you can fly in one of them without paying […]

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Hyatt Summer Promo: Up To 5X Airline Miles

April 28, 2012

Most hotel programs give you the option to earn airline miles instead of hotel points, however I never really take them up on that offer since I usually have way too many airline miles and not enough hotel points. Having miles is great, but people always underestimate the costs of hotels and especially if you […]

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Lufthansa New Business Class Seats Unveiled

March 8, 2012

Lufthansa has unveiled a new business class seat, which the airline plans to put in its forthcoming 747-800 aircraft from Boeing (which it will hopefully start taking delivery of later in 2012). It’s about time since the current business class seats on the airline’s long-haul fleet, including the A380 I recently flew on the Star […]

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Flight Report: Lufthansa A380 Business Class on the Star Mega Do 3

September 29, 2011

It’s been quite a busy September, so I haven’t had time to do a full recap of my experience on the Star Mega Do 3, but I at least wanted to fill you in on my experience flying Business Class on Lufthansa’s A380 roundtrip from New York JFK to Frankfurt. I’m going to preface my review, and […]

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Star Mega Do 3 Report: First Stop Munich

September 7, 2011

As I wrote about earlier this week, I’m currently on a 6 day whirlwind trip to 4 cities in 3 countries as a part of the Star Mega Do 3. Day 1 was a light send-off party in the JFK Terminal 1 Lufthansa Senators lounge. After a couple Spaten beers and meeting up with some old […]

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My Star Mega Do 3 Adventure Begins

September 5, 2011

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 […]

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Sunday Round-up and Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

April 24, 2011

There’s going to be a ton of content coming out this week as I continue to expand on my Maximizing Amex series, so I’m taking a bit of a break today. However, I did think it would be fun to do a little virtual Easter egg hunt. I hid 10 of the following eggs in […]

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Free $50 Lufthansa Vouchers

March 8, 2011

Through this link, you can generate a $50 off voucher for Lufthansa flights. The following terms and conditions apply to the redemption of vouchers: The voucher can only be redeemed at The voucher is not valid in conjunction with any “Access Code” used to purchase already discounted fares. The voucher is intended for personal […]

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NYC Twitter Promo: Win Two Free Lufthansa Business Class Tickets to Europe

February 28, 2011

Yes, yet another social media promotion. Lufthansa is celebrating the launch of their A380 service to NYC and will be giving away a pair of business class tickets to a savvy Twitter follower on Monday, February 28th. Seems like a lot of work, but winning two business class tickets to Europe is pretty awesome (though […]

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