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Free Miles From United And A Video You Need To Watch, Plus Other Travel News On Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Get 500 United MileagePlus miles free, and another 1,000 for a $25 purchase.  Thanks to the Heels First Travel girls! On a sadder note, I hadn’t heard about the American Airlines employee who lost their life in a workplace accident recently.  I wish I had been there to see the tribute.  The video is truly touching.  It’s easy to forget that many airline employees do a tough job that can lead to them being in harm’s way, even for the simplest of tasks. The sendoff his fellow employees gave him […]

Is A 30% Bonus Good For Purchasing Hyatt Gold Passport Points?

Hyatt Gold Passport is offering a 30% bonus if you purchase points right now, and that made me wonder if this is a good deal. ETA: This may be targeted, as one reader has noted. I’ve gotta hand it to the marketing folks.  I’ve never really given a second thought to purchasing Hyatt Gold Passport points.  I’m lucky to have enough for the trips our family wants to take.  But, when I saw the subject line “First Time Point Bonus-Just For You” amongst the sea of other e-mails, I was intrigued. […]

Help Me Decide Which Hotel Promo/Goal To Achieve

I need your help. Unless my schedule changes, I have exactly 4 nights left in hotels between now and the end of 2014 for work travel.  With my recent realization that I have Hilton Diamond status and the chance to earn 25,000 AAdvantage miles, I’m not sure how I should handle my last four nights.  Help me decide!  I’ll be tweeting out Starbucks to some folks with amusing/helpful answers.  Here’s some potential choices: Stay 4 nights at Hyatt properties:  This would leave me one night shy of the 15,000 point tier […]

Easy, Free Starpoints, Elusive Labor Peace at the New American and a United Bonus Mile Promo. Tidbits on Tuesday

Lots of stuff to catch up on in the world of travel! One Mile at a Time earned me 500 free Starpoints last night.  Everyone appears eligible. United Airlines is running their own short mileage promo for their shopping portal.  This is very similar to the AAdvantage promo I noted a few days ago (the portals are run by the same company).  Again, I received two separate offers for accounts I control, one more generous than the AAdvantage promo: 500 miles for $75 in purchases 475 miles for every $175 […]