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See who won our 2024 Annual Challenge, Flying by the Seat of our Points!

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How Greg found awesome awards like A320 business class, new Hyatt & Delta point...

One of the outcomes of our recent challenge is that it gave us all...

What are Hyatt points worth?

It's been a little over a year and a half since we did an...

Amex Business Gold 155k offer with no lifetime language

There is yet another targeted welcome offer for the American Express Business Gold card,...

How I found awesome awards for our last minute travel challenge

During our team's 2024 last-minute-travel challenge, Flying by the Seat of our Points, each...

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How Greg found awesome awards like A320 business class, new Hyatt & Delta point values, and more [Week in Review]

One of the outcomes of our recent challenge is that it gave us all a lot more practice with numerous award booking tools to...

Podcast: Best ways to get to Hawaii | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep260 | 6-21-24

Are palm trees and sunshine perpetually on your mind? This week, Frequent Miler on the Air discusses all of your best options for getting...

AluaSoul Orotava Valley (Hyatt All-Inclusive, Tenerife): Bottom Line Review

In August 2021, Hyatt added more than 100 all-inclusive hotels across seven brands with the purchase of Apple Leisure Group and its “All Moments...

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How Greg found awesome awards like A320 business class, new Hyatt & Delta point values, and more [Week in Review]

One of the outcomes of our recent challenge is that it gave us all a lot more practice with numerous award booking tools to...

Podcast: Best ways to get to Hawaii | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep260 | 6-21-24

Are palm trees and sunshine perpetually on your mind? This week, Frequent Miler on the Air discusses all of your best options for getting...

AluaSoul Orotava Valley (Hyatt All-Inclusive, Tenerife): Bottom Line Review

In August 2021, Hyatt added more than 100 all-inclusive hotels across seven brands with the purchase of Apple Leisure Group and its “All Moments...

Big News

Choice Privileges removes 35K cap from award redemptions

Choice Privileges isn't a program that gets a ton of digital ink in the points and miles blogosphere. At FM, we've primarily been interested...

No, Avianca LifeMiles isn’t adding new fuel surcharges to its awards

Recently, Avianca LifeMiles has been adding significant fuel surcharges to various award tickets. These are additional fees that, up 'til now, Avianca hasn't passed...

Southwest Personal Cards: Limited-time 85,000 Point Offers (last call)

Update 6/21/24 - We've received word that these increased offers on the Southwest personal cards will be and at 7am Eastern on 6/27/24. If...

Kroger: Earn 4x Fuel Points On 3rd Party Gift Cards; Fixed-Value Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards

Kroger has returned with more digital coupons offering 4x fuel points on third party gift cards and fixed-value Visa and Mastercard gift cards. This...

Virgin Atlantic: 40% off award flights (but mind the fees)

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Red are offering a 40% discount on award tickets for all flights on Virgin Atlantic metal booked from today through...

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card Review (2024)

The Chase Ink Business Unlimited card is unique among Chase’s Ultimate Rewards (UR) business cards in that it gives you 1.5x earning on all...

What are Hyatt points worth?

It's been a little over a year and a half since we did an analysis of the redemption value of Hyatt points. Our last...

Amex Business Gold 155k offer with no lifetime language

There is yet another targeted welcome offer for the American Express Business Gold card, this one offering an incredible 150,000 Membership Rewards after $10K...

Wyndham Rewards selling 30 night hotel pass for $499 – but there’s a gotcha

Wyndham Rewards has announced that it will be selling something called the "Ultimate Hotel Pass" in early July. This pass will allow for up...

What are Delta miles worth?

When I last examined the value of Delta miles towards domestic economy flights, in February 2023, I found a median value of 1.3 cents...

More Easy Rewards: Fee-free Visa Gift Cards at Staples

On the heels of this week's fee-free Mastercard gift cards, Staples will again be offering fee-free fixed-value $200 Visa Gift Cards from June 23,...

Points Path: An easy “set and forget” award search tool [More programs supported]

Points Path is a free browser plug-in which automatically integrates with Google Flights. When you run a Google Flights search, Points Path automatically inserts...

Delta Amex Offers: 10x Membership Rewards on $400+ gift card purchases (targeted)

There are two new, targeted Amex offers that gives 4,000 or 5,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points back on a $400 or $500 purchase of...

Buy IHG Points For as low as 0.50 cents each (targeted)

IHG has again returned with a sale that’s giving up t a 100% bonus when buying their points. That means you can buy IHG...

Earn 7,500 Aeroplan points with a $100 Miles4Migrants donation

In honor of World Refugee Day, Aeroplan is offering 7,500 miles per $100 donation to the charity Miles4Migrants. You can earn a maximum of...

How I found awesome awards for our last minute travel challenge

During our team's 2024 last-minute-travel challenge, Flying by the Seat of our Points, each of the contestants found excellent award flights. In this post,...

Qatar A320 Business Class Review (Phenomenal!)

I've flown Qatar Airways several times now and have found that service seems to range from fine to extraordinary. On my recent flight from...

Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Chase Offers: Get 10%-15% back on room rate & room charges

There are new, targeted Chase Offers out for both Hyatt Place and Hyatt House that are giving 10% or 15% back when spending $100...

Enterprise status match giving status through February 2026 (match from hotel, airline & car rental programs)

Enterprise is currently running a status match opportunity that'll provide Silver, Gold or Platinum status through February 2026. Not only does the status last...

IHG targeted promos: 8k bonus points every 4 nights, 3k every 2 nights & more

IHG One Rewards has been sending targeted emails to members over the past week offering bonus points when booking paid stays. The Deal IHG is...

Japan Airlines 777 “old” First Class: Bottom Line Review (BKK-HND and HND-ORD)

On the way home from our recent "Flying by the Seat of Our Points" challenge, I had the opportunity to fly Japan Airlines first...

Podcast: Bilt is costing Wells Fargo dearly. Should you duck & run or double down? | Coffee Break Ep15 | 6-18-24

The Wall Street Journal published a report over the weekend that there is friction in the relationship between Wells Fargo and Bilt. Both Wells...

Link Marriott & Starbucks accounts to occasionally earn double Stars & minimal bonus points

Marriott and Starbucks have teamed up in order to win the Uninspiring Partnership of the Year award. Despite that, it's worth linking your accounts...

Citi ThankYou offering 15% transfer bonus to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Citi is running a new transfer bonus, giving a 15% uplift when moving your ThankYou points over to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. The Deal Get...

Choice Privileges removes 35K cap from award redemptions

Choice Privileges isn't a program that gets a ton of digital ink in the points and miles blogosphere. At FM, we've primarily been interested...

No, Avianca LifeMiles isn’t adding new fuel surcharges to its awards

Recently, Avianca LifeMiles has been adding significant fuel surcharges to various award tickets. These are additional fees that, up 'til now, Avianca hasn't passed...

Southwest Personal Cards: Limited-time 85,000 Point Offers (last call)

Update 6/21/24 - We've received word that these increased offers on the Southwest personal cards will be and at 7am Eastern on 6/27/24. If...

Kroger: Earn 4x Fuel Points On 3rd Party Gift Cards; Fixed-Value Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards

Kroger has returned with more digital coupons offering 4x fuel points on third party gift cards and fixed-value Visa and Mastercard gift cards. This...

Virgin Atlantic: 40% off award flights (but mind the fees)

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Red are offering a 40% discount on award tickets for all flights on Virgin Atlantic metal booked from today through...

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card Review (2024)

The Chase Ink Business Unlimited card is unique among Chase’s Ultimate Rewards (UR) business cards in that it gives you 1.5x earning on all...

What are Hyatt points worth?

It's been a little over a year and a half since we did an analysis of the redemption value of Hyatt points. Our last...

Amex Business Gold 155k offer with no lifetime language

There is yet another targeted welcome offer for the American Express Business Gold card, this one offering an incredible 150,000 Membership Rewards after $10K...

Wyndham Rewards selling 30 night hotel pass for $499 – but there’s a gotcha

Wyndham Rewards has announced that it will be selling something called the "Ultimate Hotel Pass" in early July. This pass will allow for up...

What are Delta miles worth?

When I last examined the value of Delta miles towards domestic economy flights, in February 2023, I found a median value of 1.3 cents...

More Easy Rewards: Fee-free Visa Gift Cards at Staples

On the heels of this week's fee-free Mastercard gift cards, Staples will again be offering fee-free fixed-value $200 Visa Gift Cards from June 23,...

Points Path: An easy “set and forget” award search tool [More programs supported]

Points Path is a free browser plug-in which automatically integrates with Google Flights. When you run a Google Flights search, Points Path automatically inserts...

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