Bilt Rewards has been making a habit out of doing things others have been unable to. They figured out how to reward renters on their largest monthly expense, rent. And, they even launched a credit card so folks who own their home (or otherwise don’t have a rent expense) could still participate in the program. Prior to Bilt Rewards, there were ways to earn rewards on rent payments. They were clunky and expensive, mostly not worth the time. On top of that, they figured out how to get American Airlines […]
People often ask me what are the best points or miles that they can collect. Or, they’ll ask me to tell them the best way to redeem. For me, these sorts of questions are akin to asking me who my favorite child is. There’s really no perfect way to redeem points. However, a recent trip I took wouldn’t have been possible for me without flexible points and miles. What Are Flexible Points? An example of flexible points and miles are Chase Ultimate Rewards, which you can earn with credit cards like […]
Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast. This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. Alaska Airlines Newest Partner Alaska Airlines has added El Al Airlines as a partner. Details are still a bit thin on what award redemptions will look like, but more ways to redeem our miles is generally better. Hyatt’s New Partnership with American Airlines The partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines has launched. Members in […]
I was disappointed when I wasn’t targeted for either great offer on Black Friday, but I am today! There are two fabulous offers for Amazon discounts right now. You can save 20% on your Amazon purchases if you’re targeted for an American Express Membership Rewards offer. And, you can save $15 if you were targeted for a Chase Ultimate Rewards offer.
The fever of Black Friday deals is well under way and I’m a bit late to the game. However, as I look at the cracked glass on my daughter’s iPad, I found a great deal you may be interested in. Amazon has a 32GB version of the newest iPad on sale today for $249. But, it definitely gets better than that. $249 is a pretty solid price for a new iPad, so if you’re in the market this may be the best price you’ll see during the holiday shopping season. […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
It seems there are less loopholes available today than when I first got into this hobby 15 years ago. I hear from so many folks who value miles, points and elite status differently. While I might not be the biggest fan of IHG, I wanted to cover this potential shortcut in a short post in case it helps any of my readers.
American Airlines and United Airlines are both suffering from unexpected drops in credit card sign-ups. That makes a big difference to their bottom line. Here’s why they’re having problems.
Now that Delta, American and United have Basic Economy fares, we have lots of questions. What if you purchased a basic economy fare from American Airlines and made a mistake, or changed your mind later? Are you stuck?
Just another thing to be careful about when it comes to Basic Economy fares. Now that the Big 3 are all in the pool when it comes to offering bare bones fares, here’s another pitfall to consider.