You do not need American Airlines AAdvantage miles to book American Airlines award flights Earlier this year I found myself in need of some miles to book American Airlines award tickets for an upcoming trip. Ryan and I did not have enough AAdvantage miles. In the end, I was able to book the flights and … Continue reading Etihad miles may be my new favorite way to book AA flights
Before you apply for your first credit card First of all, opening credit cards does not hurt your credit score in the long run. What will hurt your score is if you miss payments and/or run up high balances that you cannot immediately pay. I am not a financial professional of any kind but I … Continue reading Miles, Points, and Travel Credit Card Rewards 101
How to go to Italy and do all of the things without breaking the bank Update July 2018: There is still no minimum spending requirement for the Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard discussed below. All you have to do is make one purchase. That means you can buy a pack of gum and … Continue reading How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!
World of Hyatt is a great hotel loyalty program. In fact, it might be my new favorite program post-SPG/Marriott merger. While the portfolio is not as extensive as SPG/Marriott, Hyatt has some great redemption opportunities. You do not have to collect World of Hyatt points to book free stays! Actually, you do not even need … Continue reading How To Book Hyatt Award Stays With Chase Ultimate Rewards
Lots of miles and points news this week, and it's only Wednesday! Some good news and some bad news. 1. AA.com seems to have plans to expand online award search capabilities There are several AA partner airlines that you can book with AAdvantage miles but will not show in an online search. This means that you … Continue reading August 2018 Miles and Points Updates
Capri is must-see if you are in the Naples or Amalfi area of Italy Capri is a very easy side trip by ferry. Although you can go for just a day, I highly recommend staying at least one night. After the last ferry leaves in the evening, you can enjoy the island without the … Continue reading Capri In A Day
In case you haven't noticed, we're kind of obsessed with Hawaii. Although plane tickets can be pricey and award ticket availability can be a challenge, I've learned the best ways to book Hawaii on points and miles and now I'm going to share. This post was originally published in 2017, and a few things have changed. … Continue reading Best Ways to Book Hawaii on Points and Miles