Frequent-flyer Programs

Delta Medallions Now Eligible for Upgrades to Delta One Business Class - Points Miles & Martinis

Last week we broke news that <b>Delta One Business Class Expands to More US Domestic Routes</b>, as mentioned <b>New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) return to a</b> …

Airlines

Jetiquette: Is it OK to Ask to Swap Seats on Planes?

<i>Welcome to Jetiquette, a new TPG column that explores the etiquette — the fragile social contracts, the delicate dos and don’ts — of air travel. Have</i> …

Airlines

Priority Pass Adds Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LAX - Points Miles & Martinis

Starting today, Monday November the 20th, Priority Pass is adding access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Terminal 2. It’s nice to see Priority …

Airlines

The World’s Best Hotel Thanksgiving Feasts

Possibly the most American of holidays, Thanksgiving has also become a huge export. Wherever in the world you are this November 23, you’re likely to …

Hotels

Qatar to Launch Qsuites on Washington – Dulles to Doha Route in 2018

Qatar Airways’ new business-class product, Qsuite, may be the best product of its kind flying today. In December, the carrier will bring its Qsuite …

Airlines

United’s Selling Polaris Bedding and Amenities at Entirely Reasonable Rates

All I want for Christmas is… an airplane-seat-sized Saks Fifth Avenue duvet, Polaris gel pillow and business-class amenity kit? You too can make …

Airlines

Visa Checkout Free Night Promotion - Points Miles & Martinis

Here’s a deal if you are a fan of Wyndham Hotels. You could earn a free night when you book and stay with Wyndham and checkout with Visa …

Flying

How to Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points Between Accounts

Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program can offer some incredible value. It’s no surprise that the currency regularly appears near the top of TPG’s monthly …

Personal Finance

My review of Aer Lingus Business Class from Dublin to Boston and back – Part 2

<b>This is part 2 of my review of the Aer Lingus business class service from Dublin to Boston</b>, focussing on the food. Part 1, which looks at the best of …

Airlines

Do Pilots Stay at Nicer Hotels than Flight Attendants? - Points Miles & Martinis

After chatting with the crew on a recent flight, I learned that the flight attendants were staying near the airport, where the pilots were staying …

Airlines

My review of Aer Lingus Business Class from Dublin to Boston and back (it’s good!) – Part 1

<b>This is my review of Aer Lingus business class between Dublin and Boston, on its A330 aircraft.</b><p>It is the fourth part of my series on how you can …

Airlines

Delta Removing Business Class on Three Routes to Europe

On Saturday we reported that Delta will be adding Delta One seats and service to six additional US domestic routes in April and May, including two …

Airlines

All BA gateways $380-$450 USA to Amsterdam, France, Italy

British Airways has low fares again from all its USA gateway airports to Amsterdam and several cities across France and Italy priced from $405 to …

Airlines

Points & miles changing fortunes. Which points are worth more (or less) than before?

I maintain point values (Reasonable Redemption Values) for each of the major travel and credit card points programs. Most of the values are derived …

Airlines

The American Airlines and United Airlines Basic Economy Experience

Basic Economy was introduced by United Airlines and American Airlines earlier this year. I’ve now had the chance to sample the Basic Economy product …

Airlines

$10 Amazon Bonus

<b>Amazon is offering a $10 bonus</b> when you reload your Gift Card balance using and debt to credit card. This is a nice way to save some money on Amazon …

Amazon

What are the best UK airport lounges you can visit for free with Amex Gold’s Lounge Club passes?

We have made a determined attempt this year to build up our collection of UK airport lounge reviews. We aren’t totally there yet, but we are well on …

Airlines

Is Delta Adding Fuel Surcharges To Award Tickets From The US To Europe?

I’ve been bogged down with work the last few days and then spent the day at Frequent Traveler University yesterday talking road warrior strategies. I …

Airlines

Avianca Bookable with Aeroplan... Sort Of

One of my favourite frequent flyer programmes is Air Canada’s spun off Aeroplan. The programme is fantastic because it allows for two stopovers or …

Airlines

Save Money With Below-the-Radar Travel Sites Ctrip and LMT Club

Frequent flyers often visit online travel agents (or OTAs, in the parlance of the biz) such as Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Hotels.com for their …

Hospitality

American Airlines Launches Service to Reykjavik, Iceland - Points Miles & Martinis

American Airlines has announced they’ll be launching new nonstop service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) next summer, as …

Airlines

Hotel Review: A Wonderful Room at the W Shanghai – the Bund

I spent three nights in Shanghai at the end of a recent trip to China, and while I stayed the first night at the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, I decided …

Hotels

Staples Visa Mastercard Deal - Points Miles & Martinis

<b>Staples</b> is offering their promotion where when you purchase $300 in Visa or MasterCard gift cards, you can get $15 in Staples gift card. Make sure …

Banking

Details on This Week’s Marriott Trivia Question for 1,000 Free Points

If you like free points, you’ve had a great time over the last few months as Marriott has given away untold thousands of points nearly every Sunday …

Flying

My Take: Why Air France Crew Was Arrested in Argentina After Passenger Complained About Seat

Last month, Air France flight 228 landed in Buenos Aires (EZE) after a 14-hour journey from Paris (CDG). Upon arrival, the crew were detained for six …

Airlines

Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This …

Airlines

Flying 'Economy' Aboard A Lufthansa A380 Soon? Earn Double Miles For Your Effort!

For those of you who are members of Miles & More (MM) and are scheduled to fly in Economy class aboard an A380 between now and January 31, you’ll …

Airlines

United Awards Currently Unbookable with Aeroplan Agents

What Is Going On With Aeroplan for United Awards?<p>This is a strange one. I have been trying for over 24 hours to book an itinerary that included a …

Airlines

Aer Lingus and Avios Part 3 – I try US pre-clearance in Dublin and the ’51st and Green’ lounge

<b>This is my review of the “51st and Green” preclearance lounge at Dublin Airport as well as the overall US preclearance experience.</b><p>It is the third …

Airlines

Amazon Save 50% Bose SoundSport Headphones - Points Miles & Martinis

If you like Bose headphones like I do, you might want to check out this deal from Amazon where you can save 51% on <b>Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones.</b> …

Headphones