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Saturday Recap: Earn Double Asia Miles on Cathay Pacific, Earn Double Points On JetBlue Getaways, Regent Hotels Offer Airberlin Bonus Points For Stays and More

March 8, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Earn Double Miles For Flying Premium Economy On Cathay Pacific: You can earn double Asia Miles for flying premium economy on Cathay Pacific. Simply register and travel before March 31, 2014. New members who join the program can also earn 500 bonus miles. […]

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New Routes from Miami to Europe, the Middle East and Caribbean

February 27, 2014

I’m based in Miami, so I am always interested in checking out the new flights into and out of  Miami International Airport (MIA), and lately, several non-stops have been cropping up from there to destinations across the world. Major Oneworld carriers including American, Finnair and Qatar are leading the pack, with a couple of additional […]

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Saturday Recap: Get 5,000 Bonus Points At Wyndham, 5,000 Bonus Points With Copa Airlines, Save 30% This Spring On IHG Hotels & More

February 22, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Take Three Trips On Amtrak’s Acela And Get One Free: If you take three qualifying roundtrips on the Acela train by March 14, 2014, you will earn one free roundtrip for travel July 1 – August 31, 2014. A minimum $90 spent per one-way […]

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In-flight Phone Calls/Texts Roundup: Which International Airlines Allow Talking and Texting on the Phone

December 23, 2013

I recently posted on whether or not cell phone use will be the downfall of aviation, and after the announcement that flyers would be able to keep their electronic devices on throughout flights, even during takeoff and landing, the FCC has also said it is considering a proposal that would allow passengers to use their cell […]

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Saturday Recap: Double Points At Enterprise, Double Asia Miles With Qatar, Alaska Fares Discounts and More

December 7, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Double Points At Enterprise Rent-A-Car With “Plus Your Points” Promotion: Now through March 31, 2014, Enterprise Plus members can earn double points (2X per $1) on rentals as well as additional bonuses like 20 points just for registering for the promotion. […]

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Qatar Officially Joins the Oneworld Alliance Today

October 30, 2013

After first cementing mileage earning and redeeming partnerships with British Airways and then American Airlines, Qatar Airways officially joined Oneworld today, October 30, 2013. To celebrate American is offering double miles on Qatar flights from November 15, 2013 and December 19, 2013, and between January 6, 2014 and January 31, 2014. All in all, this is […]

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Top 10 Airline Products I Can’t Wait To Fly

October 8, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. With all the exciting new transcontinental developments and the launch of new products such as JetBlue’s Mint service, I thought it was the perfect time to look at some of the most comfortable and flashy flight options […]

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Qatar Awards- Should You Use American Miles Or Avios?

October 3, 2013

Slowly but surely Qatar Airways has been progressing in its journey to becoming a full member of Oneworld by October 30, 2013. Last month, Qatar and British Airways announced reciprocal frequent flyer mileage earning would begin September 2 and as of yesterday, you can now search Qatar Airways award space on BritishAirways.com. Just to test […]

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American Partner Award Surcharge Mishaps Continue – Big Fees on Qatar Airways

September 25, 2013

Following the announcement Monday from American Airlines and Qatar Airways that members of each other’s frequent flyer programs could earn and redeem their miles on the other airline, I wanted to look into actually redeeming American miles on Qatar, so I looked into the options of booking award travel through American Airlines and using my […]

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American and Qatar Introduce Reciprocal Earning and Redeeming of Miles

September 23, 2013

Earlier this month, Oneworld announced that Qatar Airways would officially be joining the alliance on October 30, 2013, and the week before that, Qatar and British Airways announced reciprocal frequent flyer mileage earning that began September 2 with reciprocal award redemptions becoming possible October 1. As the official join date approaches, American Airlines and Qatar […]

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Qatar Airways Officially Joins Oneworld October 30, 2013

September 9, 2013

Last October, Qatar Airways announced it expected to join Oneworld in October 2013 sometime. While the airline has a codesharing agreement with American Airlines already, and last week, Qatar and British Airways announced reciprocal frequent flyer mileage earning would begin September 2, there was still no exact date for Qatar’s official Oneworld join date. Well, […]

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Qatar and British Airways Announce Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Benefits – Redemptions (Hopefully) Coming Soon

September 3, 2013

Back in October 2012, Oneworld announced that it had invited Qatar Airways to join the alliance, and the airline originally set a date around the first quarter of 2014 for its entry date into Oneworld. However, the transition into the alliance has been going faster than expected, with the establishment of new codeshares including several […]

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Overview of ANA Award Taxes and Fees: Part 4 – Non Star Alliance Partners

April 23, 2013

This is Part 4 of my series calculating the cost of award tickets using ANA miles. In Part 1 I priced out itineraries on Air Canada, ANA, Lufthansa, Singapore, SWISS, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways. In Part 2, I looked at Adria, Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Austria, Avianca, Brussels […]

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Saturday Recap: SPG Delta Crossover Rewards, Bonus American Miles, Save on Orbitz Hotels, Paypal Discount on Qatar, Kids Fly Free to Disney on Jetblue

March 2, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Registration Now Open for SPG and Delta Crossover Rewards: Crossover Rewards is now live, so be sure to enroll by heading to either the SPG Registration Page or Delta Registration page. As a recap, Crossover Rewards provide elite members of both loyalty programs reciprocal benefits. SPG Gold and Platinum […]

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Saturday Recap: 30% Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways Ends Monday, American and Qatar Codeshare Agreement, Double Miles with Fairmont, Bonus Southwest Points

January 12, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: 30% Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways Ends Monday: As a reminder, the British Airways transfer bonus from American Express ends on Monday. There is no need to register as the bonus is hard coded into the transfer page at Membership Rewards. Instead of […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Menus by Celebrity Chefs

October 9, 2012

This week’s Travel Tuesday Top 10 list comes from TPG contributor Sarah Tomlinson, a travel writer who just happens to be a foodie and whose recent travels have included a trip to Bordeaux and the Armagnac region in France. Today she shares some of the exciting things happening in airplane galleys across the globe as […]

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Qatar Officially Joining Oneworld

October 8, 2012

As I reported last week, Qatar Airways plans to join the Oneworld alliance, and it made the announcement official today at a Oneworld press conference. The exact date hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s likely to take at least a year until the airline is fully integrated into the alliance. Though this move has been […]

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Financial Times Reports Qatar to Join Oneworld Alliance

October 1, 2012

There’s been a lot of speculation and confusion this week around which airline will be joining the Oneworld alliance on October 8th, when the major CEO’s of the alliance’s members are set to make a big announcement. Flightglobal.com speculated Qatar was the new addition, but Qatar’s CEO vehemently denied the claims yesterday leading some to […]

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Saturday Recap: US Airways and Star Alliance Promotion, Double Southwest Points, New Andaz Properties, 500 Free United Miles

September 15, 2012

Here’s a recap of interesting points and miles news and promos from the week. US Airways offering up to 25,000 bonus miles: Now through December 15, 2012, travelers can earn up to 25,000 bonus Divedend miles (in addition to any regular flight miles) when flying US Airways and any other Star Alliance member carrier. The […]

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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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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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Qatar Airlines Buy One, Get One Flights- Today and Tomorrow Only

April 13, 2011

Qatar airlines is celebrating their 100th destination by offering a buy-one-get-one promotion on flights purchased today or tomorrow and that take place between May 1 and June 14. Upon reviewing the terms and conditions, it seems like both passengers will be eligible to earn miles. Before you purchase, review the mileage earning chart for your […]

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