The Top Credit Card Spending Bonuses for 2014

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. Update: Some of the offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Gold Delta SkyMiles, Platinum Delta SkyMiles, Delta Reserve Credit Card. Now that we’re into the new year, it means it’s time to really plot…

Maximizing Points and Miles on Cyber Monday Purchases

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Capital One Venture Card While tons of stores, airlines and hotels offered fantastic deals starting on Black Friday, today is Cyber Monday, which means there are all kinds of fantastic discounts, rebates…

Maximizing Low Cost Carriers in Europe

Traveling through Europe by plane can get pricey – especially if you need a few positioning flights to get you to a hub where you can catch an award flight to or from the US, or to travel to several destinations on the continent once you’re already there – so flying low-cost airlines is a…

Maximize Monday: Online Travel Agency (OTA) Loyalty Programs

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card from American Express, Business Platinum Card from American Express In light of the launch last week of Orbitz’s new loyalty program, Orbitz Rewards, I wanted to take a look at…

Maximize Monday: Virgin Atlantic Awards – Should You Transfer Amex Points To Virgin or Other Partners?

With the current 30% Amex transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic – which is available now through November 30, 2013 – I’ve had a lot of readers writing in and asking questions about whether transferring to Virgin makes sense for their flying needs. So I wanted to put together this post to discuss some other options…

Crossing The Pond: How to Make The Most Out Of Flying New York To London

Last week, I posted a detailed comparison of transcontinental routes and the benefits that premium flyers can expect when flying each airline from coast-to-coast. One of the other major routes with a huge amount of competition is from New York is to London, and in light of the increased number of flights to London from…

Maximize Monday: Transcontinental Comparison – Worth It To Switch To JetBlue?

Last Monday, I went to JetBlue’s New York headquarters to get a first look at the airline’s new “Mint” business class seats and first class mini-suites that will be going into service starting in June 2014, and the benefits premium flyers will enjoy. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed- especially since the cost…