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Saturday Recap: Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion, American Airlines Bonus on Purchased Miles, 600 United Miles for Joining Opinion Miles Club, Earn Bonus Elevate Points with Mandarin Oriental, 500 Free Rapid Rewards Points from Dish Network

July 13, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Registration Now Open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion: As a recap from earlier this week, registration is now open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion. Like last year’s promo, which was essentially the same, this one isn’t too exciting, but at least there’s […]

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Top 10: Reasons To Like Southwest Rapid Rewards

July 9, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. I generally use frequent flyer miles for international and business/first class flights. I use my hotel points for hotel stays that would have otherwise cost me an arm and a leg. To me- that’s the magic of […]

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Limited Time: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Until August 6, 2013

July 8, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Chase has been offering 50,000 points on the Southwest Visa products for a couple weeks now and I just got confirmation that the offers will end August 6, 2013. To get the 50,000 points you need to […]

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Can You Book Southwest Flights Through Ultimate Rewards Travel?

July 7, 2013

TPG follower Bryce tweeted me this week wanting to know if there is any way he can book Southwest flights through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, or if it makes sense to transfer those points to Southwest and book the flights through there instead. Here was his question: ‪”@thepointsguy‬‬ Hi there! Any idea if you […]

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Southwest 30% Off Sale… And A New Policy On Restricting Fare Sales From Point Redemptions?

July 3, 2013

In honor of the 15th anniversary of its “Click ‘N Save” emails, Southwest is holding a 30% off sale on flights on certain dates this summer. It’s not exactly an overwhelming sale since flight dates are limited, but if the dates fit your travel needs, you might as well get a discount. Unfortunately, points aren’t […]

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Top 10: Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

June 18, 2013

Update: The 60,000 point offers for the Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards have ended. The current offer is 50,000 points after $5,000 spend in 3 months. Since Chase launched lucrative limited-time sign-up bonus offers on all four Chase Ink cards for this week only until June 22, I’ve had a lot of readers writing in and asking what […]

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Southwest 72 Hour Sale Ends June 13, Fares Start At $49

June 11, 2013

Southwest just launched a 72-hour sale now through June 13 for travel between August 26-December 2013 with one-way fares starting as low as $49. Even if you’ve already purchased a ticket, whether using points or cash, for travel during this time period you may want to re-price the itinerary and Southwest will give you a […]

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Saturday Recap: 30% Bonus On Shared American AAdvantage Miles, 50% Off Flight Upgrades on Cathay Pacific, Earn Bonus Points with InterContinental, Hyatt and MGM Resorts Partnership

June 8, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double Miles When Flying US Airways to Brazil: US Airways recently launched nonstop service between Charlotte and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is offering all customers double miles when flying to Brazil this summer. To partake in the offer, you must register prior […]

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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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Saturday Recap: 15% Off Orbitz Hotel Stays, 5,000 Delta Miles for Donating to American Cancer Society, Linger Longer for Less with Langham, Starwood’s Pack Your Getaway Bag Contest, Southwest Airlines Porch Parties

May 11, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Orbitz offering 15% off on Hotel Stays: Orbitz is offering customers 15% off their next hotel stay when they book through their site. All you have to do is head to the Orbitz site and enter promo code SUNFUN15 when searching for hotels. This will then […]

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Flight Review: AirTran Airways Business Class PIT-TPA

May 6, 2013

I recently had two press interviews in Pittsburgh and then one in Tampa the following day. I didn’t have much flexibility in terms of scheduling and I wanted to fly nonstop from Pittsburgh to Tampa, so my only option was to book on AirTran, which I haven’t flown since college when I got a super-cheap Vegas […]

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Maximize Monday: Avoiding Airline Fees

May 6, 2013

As airline fees continue to rise on everything from ticket changes/cancellations to carry-on bags, to lounge memberships to on-board snacks, now is the time to pay more attention than ever to how much you’ll be paying to fly and how you can get out of some of these fees so you can maximize your travel […]

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Saturday Recap: US Airways 100% Buy Miles Promotion, Airlines Keep Raising Their Fees, Marriott Rewards Summer Promotion, Cathay Pacific Business Class Sale

May 4, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: US Airways 100% Buy Miles Promotion: As a recap from earlier this week, now through May 31, 2013, US Airways is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased miles. There is a limit of 50,000 purchased miles (so 100,000 with the bonus). It […]

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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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Video SRQ: How Does Southwest Airlines Deal With Fare Changes

March 31, 2013

This week on Twitter, TPG follower Laura wanted to know how Southwest Airlines deals with fare changes: “@thepointsguy do you know how SWA does fare changes? Say my flight drops in price and I want to rebook?” Southwest makes it very easy to change your ticket, without having to pay extra fees. All you have to do is call up […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus Delta SkyMiles in BusinessElite, Bonus AAdvantage Miles from Hertz, Tickets Now Available for 2013 Chicago Seminars, Earn Bonus Rapid Rewards Points from Alamo

March 30, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Corporate Travelers Earn Up To 20,000 Miles To Sydney Or Tokyo-Narita: Delta launched a promotion that awards flyers with bonus miles when traveling in BusinesElite between New York (JFK) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) or between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD). SkyMiles members will earn […]

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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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Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 Point Offers = Companion Pass Quicker Than You Think

February 28, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Chase and Southwest frequently change the sign-up bonuses on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards between 25,000 and 50,000 points, but they recently bumped both the personal and business cards Premier offers back up to 50,000 points […]

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Earn Bonus Miles on These Route Specific Promotions from Delta, American, and United; Plus JetBlue’s One-Day Sale

February 20, 2013

Save up to 20% on JetBlue Flights: JetBlue is having a one-day sale where customers can save up to 20% off flights. Customers can save 20% off their flights when they travel from 5/1-5/23/13 by entering promo code SPRING20. For travel from 5/28-6/19/13, customers will receive 15% off their flights by entering promo code SPRING15. To qualify, these flights must be booked […]

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What To Do If Superstorm Nemo Derails Your Travel Plans

February 7, 2013

With a massive Noreaster bearing down on the East Coast, I wanted to put together a few tips and a handy consolidated resource of the current travel advisories and flight change and refund policies of the major airlines so that you don’t get stranded this weekend. If you do think your travel plans are in […]

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Register for the Southwest Double Points Nationwide Promo Now Through May 15

February 4, 2013

Gary from View From the Wing notes a Southwest promo for Nationwide Double Points for flights booked and flown between Monday and May 15, 2013. Per the terms and conditions: From now through May 15, 2013, you can earn double points on every flight you take on Southwest Airlines. You’ll receive 24 points (instead of the […]

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Maximize Monday: Taking Advantage of New Southwest AirTran Codeshares With Ultimate Rewards and the Companion Pass

February 4, 2013

TPG contributor Jason Steele was booking tickets on Southwest last week when he came across an interesting new codeshare option on AirTran that he discusses along with how to maximize it in terms of Ultimate Rewards points and the Southwest Companion Pass. Last Saturday morning, January 25, 2013, I was surprised to find nine daily […]

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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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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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