Category Archives for Airlines.

Getting Ahead of Winter Weather Flight Cancellations


Winter air travel is always a little iffy since snow storms can shut things down at many airports, even those in locations that get snow periodically throughout the winter. And so it happened that this past weekend that the country experienced one of the first larger winter weather events of the season. I think the key to air travel and major weather events is to play the odds and try to get ahead of the storm, literally and figuratively, and…

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Last Minute Ways to Use Your 2016 Amex Airline Fee Credit

Let's all have a little more fun in the air

Lots of the premium travel rewards credit cards have a built-in annual travel related credit of some sort that has to be used or lost each and every year. This travel credit can really help offset the high annual fees these cards carry if you really make use of the credits you have available. What is especially interesting to me is how each card handles the particulars of the travel credits so differently. If you are used to how one card…

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Even More Cheap Flights to Europe Available Today!

Doesn't Edinburgh just look like a movie set?! #nofilter

I woke up this morning fully expecting the insane flight deals to Europe from yesterday to have dried up, but the opposite happened. They are even better. They are more widespread. They could end at any moment. I am even seeing some of these low fares in early and late summer outside of traditional school times. The best deals I am seeing right now are on Delta/KLM/Air France, but interestingly enough I am seeing them even from some Delta hubs…in…

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Best Widespread Sale to Europe I Have Ever Seen!

London Buckingham Palace visit

At the risk of sounding a bit histrionic, this is not a drill. This is an actual fare deal emergency. Cancel your next 30 minutes of work, Thanksgiving prep, or whatever and go shopping for airfare to Europe. This mornings’s $400-ish round trip flights to Madrid and Barcelona were just the tip of the iceberg. Best Widespread Sale to Europe I Have Ever Seen! I’m seeing countless cities in the US to countless cities across Europe for countless dates from…

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Get Free Parking at DFW Airport During Thanksgiving!


Earlier today I shared a promotion where you can utilize free Uber rides from 11 different airports through the end of the year, and now here’s another great promo where you can score free airport parking during the insanely busy Thanksgiving travel week! DFW Airport will offer free Terminal Parking via the North or South Parking Control Plazas for up to 7 days for the first 1,000 cars that arrive on November 23rd! This is a pretty valuable promotion since it…

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Flying Into the “Wrong” Airport to Save Hundreds of Dollars


Buying airline tickets for one is one thing. Buying airline tickets for 2, 3, 4, or 5 people is on a whole other playing field. If you are using miles it can be much harder to find that many award tickets for a family, and if you are using cash you can hit four figures of airfare costs very, very quickly, even on moderately priced domestic trips.   Of course, you didn’t need me to tell you that, but since that…

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Low Airfares Make the Case for Fixed Value Points


Airline miles are only worth what you are able to redeem them for, and that number is highly variable. Some people are able to redeem their airline miles for international premium cabin flights around the world that otherwise would have cost thousands, or maybe even tens of thousands of dollars. Some people can’t even find a domestic coach award to Kansas available for a reasonable number of miles. Low Airfares Make the Case for Fixed Value Points When you need multiple…

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Confirmed: Amex Platinum to Offer 5x Points on Airfare


Today American Express has officially confirmed what they already “unofficially” stated on Twitter yesterday, that Platinum American Express cards will be getting some new earning perks beginning tomorrow, October 6, 2016. Personal Amex Platinum Becomes Highest Earning Card on Airfare The personal Platinum Card® from American Express will earn 5x Membership Reward points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express travel. I have confirmed with Amex that the 5x on airfare charges extends to the Platinum Mercedes Benz version of…

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Rumor Patrol: Amex Adding New 5x Bonus Point Category!

A view from the American Airlines 787 Dreamliner flex wings on the inaugural flight yesterday.

Rumors have been building over the last couple weeks that American Express was going to announce a competitor to the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. I have heard that Amex would release a new premium travel card product and/or that they would beef up the already premium Amex Platinum Card. I have the Amex Platinum Card and love the built-in travel perks that it offers, but it is pretty lackluster when it comes to actually earning points on everyday spending.…

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Success With Gift Card and Amex Airfare $300 Offer


A little while back an Amex Offer became available in some Amex card accounts that awarded a $50 statement credit for those who registered for that offer and spent $300 or more on purchases made directly with any airline by 10/31/16. I put the terms and conditions for this offer at the bottom of the post, but the big question most of us had was whether purchasing a $300 airline gift card would trigger the $50 statement credit. I suspected…

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