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Earn Thousands of Bonus Miles With Last Minute Shopping Bonuses

We are entering the home stretch when online retailers compete for your final holiday dollars as some holiday shipping deadlines approach. This is good news for fans of airline miles, as the major airline shopping portals pretty much all have a last minute shopping bonus available this week on top of all the regular miles you can earn. Here’s a rundown of what is available from each site. Remember, you can earn a maximum of one bonus from each shopping…

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Lots of Credit Card Travel Credits Expiring This Month

A popular perk among premium rewards credit cards in the past few years has been an annual travel credit that helps offset the card’s high annual fee. The annual travel credit typically automatically rebates money to cardholders in the form of a statement credit as they use the card for eligible travel expenses. Each card has a slightly different version of what the travel credit covers, as well as when the credits expire. These annual perks are use-them-or-lose-them in nature…

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Why Do We Still Care About Airline Miles?

I’m currently in beautiful Palm Springs, California, at a conference for loyalty programs and co-branded products, namely the co-branded credit cards that we all know and mostly love. At this conference I did a talk on the consumer perspective of the state of co-branded cards that I may share a few more thoughts from in the coming days for anyone curious, but what got me thinking the most while I have been here surrounded by the folks that run some…

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Airline Gets Car Seat Rules Wrong Again, You Get Them Right!

It is the start of the Thanksgiving travel week when lots of families will hit the airports and the skies to go visit family, escape family, and hopefully make lots of fun memories in the process. One memory that no one wants to make is an unpleasant exchange with airline staff about a car seat. I have a few of those unfortunate memories myself, and when I fly solo with both of my children this weekend (for the first time,…

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How to Get a Free Lift Ticket With Your Airline Boarding Pass

The ski resorts have started powering up their lifts and snowblowers for the 2017 – 2018 ski season! Not all of the resorts are open quite yet, but the lift ticket deals are already in full effect. In fact, there are only a couple days left to get your EPIC Pass if you are in the market for multiple days on participating mountains such as Vail, Keystone, Whistler, and more. However, if an annual pass isn’t the in cards this season,,…

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How to Upgrade to First Class for Less

When I flew home last week on the roughly eight hour overnight flight from Honolulu to Houston, I flew upfront in a lie-flat seat and slept for 80%+ of the flight so that I could hit the ground running back at home. Given the amount of travel I had crammed in a two day period and the awaiting demands of life when I got home, spending the extra to sleep in a lie-flat seat was 100% worth it to me.…

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Earn Thousands of Bonus Airline Miles for Holiday Purchases!

Halloween may still be a day away, but the 2017 holiday airline shopping bonuses have already arrived! Most of us probably see an uptick in our online shopping totals this time of the year, so we might as well get a bunch of airline miles for our efforts by going through one of the airline shopping portals to earn potentially thousands of bonus miles.   For those not familiar with this process, you can earn one of these holiday shopping…

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Discounted Flights to Hawaii Available from the Middle of the Country

Hawaii fare sales from the West Coast happen with some regularity, but once you head East of Nevada the chance to score a good fare to Hawaii becomes about as likely as hitting a royal flush on video poker. I’ve done both, but only very, very rarely. However, for those looking to fly on Alaska or Virgin America to Hawaii, today could be the day you put together a trip to Hawaii for a very good price.   Using a flexible…

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Houston Airports Re-Open, But Flights Still Largely Grounded

The Houston airports are now officially re-opened, but sadly that doesn’t mean that most flights are making it in or out. Being officially re-opened is a huge step in the right direction, but it is just one of many steps that have to be taken before things even resemble normal around here. Let’s talk about Hobby first. Hobby is officially open as of 4PM on Wednesday, but its main airline, Southwest, says they won’t be operating flights in or out…

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How to Fly for Just 673 Total Points

Y’all know I love a good Frontier Airlines sale, and today there is a really good Frontier Airlines sale with super cheap flights that can be had from just 673 points each way via your Sapphire Reserve if you use those points at a fixed 1.5 cents in value each. That is just 673 points for a flight that goes in the air from one state to another. It’s crazy. As a reminder, most traditional airline programs charge 12,500 miles each way…

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