Great news, Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfers to Korean Air are back up again as of today!  This means that those of us here in the US who have cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Plus Business Card, or even the Chase Freedom® (if you or your partner have one of the other previously mentioned cards), can again take advantage of some very nice Korean Air award charts and rules using your Ultimate Reward points. Korean Air Charts Very Good for Domestic US Travel: As I wrote… Read the Rest.

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It is reported by multiple sources (here and here, for example) that that Korean Air will again by a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner beginning tomorrow (January 25th). They went offline with Chase as a transfer partner back in November and while we were told it was going to be a temporary glitch, it remained impossible to transfer points for longer than some hoped. The good news is, the functionality should be back tomorrow, and Korean Air is a program you really want to know about if Hawaii is on… Read the Rest.

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The other day I got a question from a reader that I thought might be of interest to some of you, too.  This reader likes to fly United, and wanted to know what credit card programs they should focus on next since they already had the United card, as well as various cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards (that transfer into United 1:1). I can totally relate to flying United awards more frequently than the others, not just because of my United hub location in Houston, but because their award… Read the Rest.

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Recently I read a story on Flyertalk that I have heard many times before.  The premise is that a family checks a car seat with an airline so that they have it to use for their little one when they land, only to find that it is broken or damaged when they pick it up from baggage claim.  The next part that can be a surprise is that the airlines usually have some clause written somewhere that they aren’t responsible for damage to car seats (and strollers for that matter). … Read the Rest.

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During our around the world celebration for my husband’s 40th birthday we met up with a few friends in Amsterdam for a 36 hour celebration.  We met up with a couple we flew in for the event using LifeMiles (oh boy was that process fun) and another friend who was already in Europe for the week.  All things considered, I think we made pretty good use of our limited time in Amsterdam.  While we didn’t actually go in any museums or historical sites on this trip, we did get a… Read the Rest.

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Here are a few miles and points updates to keep you in the loop without taking much of your time! Double miles for new Rocketmiles customers today only to celebrate their doubling the number of airline partners they have to offer (my link).  This means could be racking in thousands of airline miles per night for your hotel booking!  I would only recommend this for longer stays, or stays where you will be earning at least 5,000 bonus miles, as there are often better new customer bonuses for shorter stays. … Read the Rest.

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Sadly, today 22 different Hyatt hotels got pricier in points, but on the positive side, that also means that 48 Hyatt hotels got cheaper in points effective today.  I love when popular and family friendly hotels get cheaper and more attainable, so here are a few different hotels that will now cost fewer points than they did yesterday.  Also note that if you already booked one of these hotels, you should get the difference between the new and old price automatically deposited in your account.  You can find the full… Read the Rest.

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JetBlue wasn’t the only airline having pretty great sales today, Frontier is also offering flights starting at $19 that are worth a look.  Frontier is a no-frills-charge-for-everything airline, but with prices starting at $19 each way, who really cares if your on-board soda isn’t free…. Part of the sale are $19 and $29 fares to celebrate new routes from: Atlanta to Austin, Indianapolis, and Miami Washington Dulles to Austin Indianapolis – Miami The other part of this sale is a $39+ sale on various routes.  The sale that offers flights… Read the Rest.

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In case you haven’t already seen this today, I wanted to share that JetBlue is having a crazy awesome #breaktheice sale out of New York (JFK, LGA, or EWR) to 32 different destinations for just $32 each way!  You need to move quickly as the sale ends in two hours (4PM EST) and a few routes are already sold out.   Though a few destinations are sold out, you can still book from New York to Nassau, Austin, Orlando, San Francisco, Barbados, and more for just $32 each way (plus taxes/fees)! … Read the Rest.

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Starting tomorrow, 22 Hyatt hotels will cost more points than if you lock in a reservation today via their annual category adjustments.  This means it is time to take one more look at the list and act accordingly if you think you might want to visit one of these properties in the next year or so. Always check the cancellation policy with the specific property you are after, but typically you can cancel your award reservation until pretty close to the check-in date without penalty, so it can be worth… Read the Rest.

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Last week I read a post on Michael W Travels about whether parents should sit in the same cabin on the plane as their children.  As a parent, the gut reaction answer is of course “yes”, parents should sit in the same cabin as their kids.  Only self-absorbed, snooty celebrities and royalty would sit in a premium cabin while leaving their children to suffer all alone in economy, right?  Well, I actually think the issue and “right answer” are a little more complicated. His post was inspired by an article… Read the Rest.

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