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Tips for Flying With a Two Year Old

Gone are the days of putting on your headphones, getting lost in a good book, and sipping on a gin and tonic, now you are traveling with kids and crusing at 36,000 feet takes on a whole new set of rules. To help ensure smooth sailing with your toddler, here are some tried and tested tips when flying with a two-year-old…

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Hawaii Fare War: Stack Deals for Cheap Flights to the Islands!

There’s little I love more than a good old-fashioned Hawaii airfare war, and one has been heating up today. Of course, those on the West Coast see the cheapest sub-$300 fares, but I see $400-something round trip fares from Texas and $500-something fares from as far East as New York City. If you want to use cold hard cash or fixed value credit card points to book your flights and not worry about award availability, this could be a good…

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How to Avoid Basic Economy Fares When Using Chase Points for Flights

Basic Economy fares typically prevent you from doing normal things on your flight like earning miles, bring a full-sized carry-on onboard, earning or using elite status perks, or even having an assigned seat. In other words, you probably want to avoid them most of the time, but until recently that has been hard if you were using your Chase credit card points to book travel. Now you can easily avoid Basic Economy fares and put your Chase points to use towards ‘free’ flights…

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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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