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The best Amex transfer partner: Air Canada vs ANA

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What matters more: great award chart pricing or a greater number of partners? Are surcharges a big problem for ANA? This week, Greg and I discuss why Air Canada Aeroplan and ANA Mileage Club...

Marriott Suite Night Awards Shenanigans

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On last weekend's Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, I relayed a story about something weird that happened to me recently regarding Marriott Suite Night Awards. It later occurred to me that the story...

The road not taken: Greg’s abandoned plans for 3 Cards 3, Continents

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Here's a piece of hard-earned advice: If an ANA rep tells you that they don't need your credit card security code to finalize an award, the wrong response is "Oh, OK."  On August 3rd,...

Hilton Honors Complete Guide

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Hilton Honors is the loyalty program for Hilton hotels & resorts and their many brands worldwide. While Hilton has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the frequent traveler community over the past...
Extreme Stacking

Taking Extreme Hotel Savings for a test drive

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Over the weekend, we released a podcast episode dedicated to "Extreme Stacking" methods to save money on hotel bookings. I have booked all of my flights for our 3 Cards 3 Continents trip and...

Greg’s Top Picks: Multiple 250K offers, 150K Platinum, and more…

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Even though travel bookings have roared back, we continue to see incredible credit card welcome bonuses.  Incredibly, both Amex and Capital One have 250K business card offers! If you're looking for consumer cards, there...

What to do in Mexico City (and why I love it)

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I'm fairly new to post-writing here at Frequent Miler so most of my posts spring out of someone in my life saying, "Hey, I'm going to XYZ place. What should I see?" This post...
Last Chance Deals

Last Chance Deals: Rakuten In-Store Offers, Delta Portal Promo & More

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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. There are half a dozen deals ending this week which includes...

Extreme hotel savings

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We love award travel, but sometimes you have to book a hotel at a cash rate. But who wants to pay full price? Certainly not anyone who has hotel-shopped at the rates we've been...

American Airlines Loyalty Points Game Update: Halfway through, who’s in front?

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Remember the AA Loyalty Games? At the beginning of this year, American Airlines started using a new way for AAdvantage members to earn elite status.  Elite Qualifying Miles and Elite Qualifying Dollars were gone...

Award spotlight: Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

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Rancho Santana is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is bookable with Choice Privileges points.  I stumbled upon this place when researching options for my 3 Cards 3 Continents trip, and even...

“Special Offers” can make IHG worth another look

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Between now and Sunday, I will be buying IHG points; the only question is how many will I buy? In my case, I am buying IHG One Rewards points in part because of our...
3 Cards 3 Continents Greg's Travel Companion Speculation

Stephen’s Speculation: Who’s Greg’s Travel Companion For 3 Cards, 3 Continents?

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Greg's written a few posts about his plans for 3 Cards, 3 Continents. In a recent post he shared that he'll be bringing along a travel companion for the trip, but he hadn't shared...

Rolling the dice on Round the World award space

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In order to improve my Round the World award plans, I took a chance... I cancelled an award with the hopes that available award seats would re-appear on certain segments.  I lost that bet,...

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