Behind the Booking – Using Points/Miles to Save Others Money While Traveling with You

Behind the booking for my recent weekend trip with friends to Salt Lake City. See how spending a few miles/points saved everyone time & money.
Amtrak Rewards Redemption California Zephyr

One of My Best Value Ultimate Rewards Redemptions Ever!

The tremendous value of booking Amtrak special routes with Chase Ultimate Rewards points and my recent experience on the Wolverine route from Michigan to Chicago.

British Airways Adds New Verification to Stop Automated Award Searches

British Airways has added a new verification screen on their Avios website that tries to verify you are human before searching for award space.

Southwest’s International Lap Child Policy – Do You Really Pay the Full Taxes &...

A look at the Southwest lap child international policy including how to book, why you must do it in advance and how much you will have to pay.

Getting HUGE Value for Your Points During Peak Times Like Independence Day!

Our Independence Day Weekend This past weekend my wife and I decided to take the baby on her first road trip. With our son up at his grandfather's, it was an easy way to get...

British Airways Avios Accounts Restored After Hack – Here Is How to Get Access

Following the British Airways Avios hack last week many people were locked out of their accounts. Find out how to regain access to your account and how to view your restored balance.
Crazy routings

How I Booked A Crazy Routing from Hong Kong just to Add 12 Hours...

Find out the route I booked home from Hong Kong, why I chose a routing that takes 12 more hours & how I maximized the award!

A Case for Redeeming Points at 1 Cent Each & Why it is So...

A real world example of why you may want to use the pay with points option for credit card points. Don't do it often, but sometimes it makes sense.



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