Bilt Rewards Double Points On All Categories On The First Of Every Month

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Double points?  On all spending?  Sign me up!  There’s also 50% off on cruises and free SoulCycle classes.  Bilt Rewards, the program that lets you earn points for paying your rent, is also turbo-charging their credit card.  I’m a big fan of what Bilt Rewards has been building, and this latest double points offering is another example of them making their credit card a valuable one to have in your wallet.  Hyatt […]

Win A Flighty Pro Lifetime Membership!

As a road warrior I’m constantly looking for new tools to help me keep track of my travel. Delays and cancellations are probably as bad right now as I’ve ever seen them.  But, travel problems are always lurking, keeping me from getting where I need to go.  Over the years I’ve collected a number of tools that help me figure out when things are likely to go sideways.  Many of them are arcane websites with crappy technology or involve flipping through multiple screens just to get one bit of data. […]

American Airlines Eliminates 24-Hour Hold On Reservations For Paid Tickets

American Airlines has eliminated the option for customers to place a flight on hold for 24 hours prior to ticketing. While the big 3 airlines (American, Delta, United) have grown more alike over the past 10 years this was one of a very few areas that American differentiated themselves in a positive light from their competitors. Now, that seems to have come to an end. Why American Airlines’ 24-Hour Hold Policy Was So Critical In the absence of a 24-hour hold, American will still allow a full refund within 24 […]

The Hope That Followed 9/11

For as long as I can remember I’ve written a blog post about 9/11.  Some years I’ve flown on 9/11, other times I’ve recalled the memories of that day while surrounded by loved ones.  As I sit here on a rainy morning more than two decades after one of the most impactful days of my life, my thoughts are focused on the hope that sprung up in the days and months that followed 9/11. The day itself, and many afterwards, were dark days.  We were excused from work that morning […]

Triple Points On Gas And EV Charging Through October 31st On Bilt Rewards Mastercard

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Bilt Rewards is a quickly moving from the being the new kid on the block to the popular kid people want to hang out with.  They launched with the ability to earn points for paying rent without any fees.  Those points were redeemable for some of the most valued travel partners, such as American Airlines and Hyatt hotels.  Since then, they’ve added the Bilt Rewards Mastercard, a no annual fee card that […]

One Of The Best Values In Travel Is Adding Three New Transfer Partners

I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Bilt Rewards, one of the most valuable flexible currencies in travel, is adding three new transfer partners to an already healthy list of travel brands you already know.  Today, they launched 1:1 transfers to British Airways and announced they would be adding Iberia and Aer Lingus shortly.  With these additions, here’s the full list of travel partners you can transfer Bilt Rewards points to: American Airlines AAdvantage Air Canada Aeroplan United Airlines […]

Match Your Airline Status To LATAM. Is It Worth It?

There’s a status match offer that launched recently which has been getting some buzz. You might be asking why a status match to an airline based in Latin America is of value to you.  It’s a valid question.  I’ll share my thoughts, but let’s cover the promotion first. LATAM Status Match Offer Chilean-based carrier LATAM is offering a status match opportunity in partnership with StatusMatch.com.  You can match airline status from a sizable list of airlines to different levels of status with LATAM.  The chart below shows the mapping of […]

Iceland Family Vacation Day 1: The Waiting Game

After a couple years of reduced travel (and a brief period of time where we traveled in an RV) we asked our kids what destinations were highest on their lists.  Our teenage daughter’s answer has been the same for a while.  Iceland was a place she dreamed about, and we set out to make it happen this summer.  We had 9 days to enjoy the country and we used up pretty much every minute doing so.  You can see previous stories I’ve written about our Iceland adventures: Planning Our Trip […]

Hyatt Announces A New Fall Promo: Double Points (And Double Nights At All-Inclusives)

Hyatt announced a new promo today that offers members the opportunity to earn increased rewards and a potential fast-track to elite status.  In an environment where hotel promos have been lackluster or absent, the new Hyatt promo should be a nice bonus for fall travel.  Let’s take a look at the two components. Double Points On Stays Of 2 Nights Or More Starting September 15th, 2022 and continuing through December 20th, 2022 members can earn double base points on all stays of two nights or more.  You’ll earn an additional […]

Week 2 Of Deals! Daily Getaways Has 20% Off Marriott Gift Cards And More

Week two of Daily Getaways is here and it’s better than week one.  Some of the best Daily Getaways have been gone for years but week two brings back a fan favorite.  More on that in a bit. If you’re unfamiliar with Daily Getaways, it’s an annual promotion sponsored by the US Travel Association. You’ll find daily travel deals that go on sale each day at 1pm ET.  Daily Getaways took a break during the pandemic but is back again in 2022, getting started today.  While all the deals may […]