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Prepping for last-minute travel (Greg’s Flying by the Seat of our Points Journal)

The 2024 team challenge is starting soon. It's going to be a whirlwind of nearly non-stop action. I can't wait! But now, I need to prepare... In a team meeting, I suggested that we each post...

Citi Strata Premier℠ Credit Card Review (2024)

Last week, Citi launched an update of the old Citi Premier card, in the process renaming it "Citi Strata Premier." This new version brings some modest improvements but with no increase to the annual...

The benefits of spontaneous travel, Hertz hurts some EV renters, and more [Saturday Selection]

If you're seeing the title and wondering if your internal clock is off, it isn't: this week's Saturday Selection is brough to you on Sunday afternoon. With Tim on vacation this week and the Saturday...
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Last Chance Deals: Checking bonus, Southwest shopping portal promo & more

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. It's a quieter week for expiring deals this week, with only...
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Judging our skills, how you can master flight deals, hiking Havasupai Falls and more...

Greg, Tim, and I will soon put our skills to the test in trying to see who can put together the best of the best in a last-minute travel challenge. This week on Frequent...
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United MileagePlus Complete Guide 2024

1 United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which has led to a series of...
Flying by the Seat of our Points - Last Minute Travel Challenge points scoring

How Carrie & Stephen will score the 2024 Frequent Miler challenge (Flying by the...

In less than three weeks, Frequent Miler's annual challenge for 2024 will kick off: Flying by the Seat of our Points. This year, we're testing our team's skills with last minute travel. Greg, Nick...
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What is Delta elite status worth?

Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”. Of course, not all elites are equal. Most airlines have multiple elite tiers...
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How to find incredible flight deals with Google Flights

When great flight deals are reported online, on this site or others, I'm often interested, but it's exceptionally rare for me to take advantage of them.  The deals hardly ever include departures out of...

Bilt adds Alaska Airlines as transfer partner, offering 3x on rent payments

Back in March, Bilt Rewards announced that it was ending its partnership with American Airlines, thus losing its status as the only rewards currency to offer 1-1 transfers to the AAdvantage program. This was...
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How to transfer Avios between British Airways, Qatar, Iberia, and Aer Lingus

British Airways, Qatar, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling (a low cost carrier) share a common rewards currency: Avios. Strangely, despite sharing a currency, each program has its own loyalty program with differing fees, award...
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Can you upgrade to the Citi Prestige? Should you? [Update: FAQ was mistake]

The Citi Prestige card has not been available new for years now. And it hasn't been possible to product change from another Citi card to the Prestige card. Until now. Maybe. The landing page...

Visiting Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Falls

One of my favorite Grand Canyon experiences is actually not even part of the Grand Canyon National Park. Full of lush waterfalls that look like they belong in the rainforest, the Havasu Falls are...

F1 racing brings $275 nachos to Miami, Capital One kills Priority Pass restaurant access...

$200 baskets of wings at F1 Miami, Capital One kills Priority Pass restaurant access for the Venture X Business and another major US buying group is having issues. All that and more in this...

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