Do Basic Economy Fares Impact Award Tickets?

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As of today, United and American have both started selling their own versions of Basic Economy fares on select routes, with the plan to expand from there in the coming months. As of today United is selling their Basic Economy fares to their hubs from Minneapolis and American Airlines is selling theirs on the following routes: New Orleans (MSY) – Philadelphia (PHL) Orlando (MCO) – Charlotte (CLT) Charlotte (CLT) – Philadelphia (PHL) Miami (MIA) – Philadelphia (PHL) Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)…

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What to Know Now That United Is Selling Basic Economy Fares

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We knew United’s Basic Economy fares were coming, and now they have officially arrived. Do not be fooled into thinking that means you can now save a few bucks on your airfare when you don’t need things like carry-on bags or advanced seat assignments. No, it means you now get less than you did yesterday unless you pay more than you were paying. For now the Basic Economy fares are popping up on some routes from Minneapolis, because they are…

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7 Things to Look Forward to on a Trip With Just the Big Kid


I can’t remember the last trip I took without at least one kiddo along for the ride. I mean, I had a same day turn around flight for work about 5 months ago without any kiddos, but I truly can’t remember the last real trip without kids. I think it was about two years ago, but there have been a lot of practically sleepless nights between then and now, so I’m not sure. However, I can remember my last trip…

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Ending This Week: 10x at Restaurants, 2x Elsewhere, and More!


THE BLUE FOR BUSINESS OFFER REFERENCED BELOW IS NO LONGER OFFERED. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED OFFER. Earlier this month a pretty under-rated credit card sign-up bonus was scheduled to end, but it then got a last minute extension through this coming Wednesday, February 22nd. The new expiration date is coming this week, so if you missed it on the first pass and are looking for a card that won’t impact your Chase 5/24 status due to being a small business card,…

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Panera Coupon Code for 50% Off Online Delivery Order in Houston


Like most people, I have a couple vices or indulgences that cause me to spend a little more money than I probably should. None of my vices are particularly exciting or seedy, in fact they are generally almost embarrassingly boring. One of my quite boring vices is ordering Panera salads for lunch delivery. They may taste good and be pretty good for you, but especially when ordered for delivery with the added fees and tip, they are really not great for…

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Why You Should Link Hyatt Status to M life Now!


One cool perk of having some level of Hyatt Gold Passport status is that you can match it to M life status for some perks and savings in Las Vegas and casinos such as MGM, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Aria, Luxor, Mirage, and beyond. This relationship has been in place for a few years now, but it is about to undergo a pretty big change when the new World of Hyatt program takes over in a little over a week. The Hyatt…

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Discounted Hawaii Round Trips from Houston for $478!


Yesterday a little fare war to Hawaii started off with a few carriers and cities, and while I shared some of that on social media, I didn’t get a chance to do a post on it before many of the fares died. However, my friends in the Houston area can still score some Hawaii round trips on American to Honolulu for about $478 round trip! That is several hundred dollars lower than the norm on this route. It is entirely…

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Final Day for 100% Bonus on Purchased IHG Points

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Happy Friday! Because this seems to be a pretty popular offer, I wanted to offer a quick reminder that today is the last day to get a 100% bonus on purchased IHG points. You can purchase up to 60,000 IHG points in a calendar year – for a total of 120,000 points deposited in your account with this 100% bonus! With this 100% bonus the per point price drops to between $0.00575 – $0.00675 each, depending on how many points…

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How to Earn a Category 1-4 Hyatt Award Night

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We are less than two weeks away from March 1st and the launch of the new World of Hyatt program. I know many of you are hopping from Hyatt to Hyatt each night on the quest to quickly qualify for Diamond status under the current rules that award top status in as few as 25 stays, and others are just sitting back and waiting for the new World of Hyatt top tier Globalist perks like space available suite upgrades, waived…

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5 Reasons To Apply for the Increased SPG Amex Offer

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Yesterday the sign-up bonus from both the SPG Amex and the Business SPG Amex jumped from 25,000 points to 35,000 total points! This is only the second time the bonus has gone up to 35,000 points, and the last time was about a year ago. In other words, this is a true increase to this sign-up bonus that does not come around frequently. There are some very real reasons to seriously consider pulling the trigger on one or both of…

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