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    Frequent Miler

  • AAdvantage Loyalty Games Fail: There’s just no Future here.
    It’s been an exhilirating first month of the AA Loyalty Point Games.  We’ve seen great opportunities with offers like Winc, Spot/Tango and Verizon that have given us plenty to be happy about.  But the portal gods don’t always smile on us, despite our best efforts, planning, execution and persistence. It... Read more »
  • Hilton DisHonors: More Than 75% Of Hilton Properties Worldwide Don’t Have To Offer Upgrades
    Did you know that the Hilton Honors terms and conditions state that more than three-quarters of their properties worldwide don’t offer complimentary room upgrades for those with status? I didn’t realize Hilton had this policy until yesterday when Lan commented on this post to advise that. Here’s what they shared:... Read more »
  • Last Chance Deals: Giftcards.com Citi Offer, Alaska 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. There are several potentially good deals ending this week. Some Citi cardholders have been targeted with an offer giving 1.5% back as a statement credit when... Read more »
  • 2,000 Delta SkyMiles with first Turo rental (500 on subsequent rentals)
    Delta SkyMiles has teamed up with the Turo, the Airbnb of car rentals, to award 2,000 Delta SkyMiles on your first Turo rental (and 500 miles per rental thereafter). That seems like it could be a good deal, but beware that there are a number of less-than-flattering stories about Turo... Read more »
  • VideoHow to spend half a million Amex points
    After becoming a Membership Rewards half-millionaire overnight thanks to buying a minivan, I took to daydreaming about just how much value could be squeezed out of the points. On this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air, we start at the cash-out value of the points and progressively work our way... Read more »
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    Travel is Free

  • Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles
    I was just looking at AA domestic flights and every route I’ve searched for so far has many days available for 5,000 AA miles. This goes as far as Oct 2020. The post Most Domestic Flights As Low As 5,000 AA Miles appeared first on Travel is Free.... Read more »
  • Drew’s $100 Bet With The Blog-Haters
    As of today: $0.00 has been claimed by haters. (I’ll update the dollar amount the minute it changes).   To those who complain about bloggers killing your deals, I’ve got a $100 opportunity for you to prove that your deal was killed by one of those evil deal-killing bloggers. From... Read more »
  • Nick of FM on #40kFarAway [TIF Podcast]
    Nick of FrequentMiler talks about his experience doing the “40K To Far Away” contest, where all 3 FrequentMiler bloggers see how far they can get, each with 40,000 of a different bank currency. Nick, given Citi TY Points, found and used the deal of the year with 7,500 Turkish Miles... Read more »
  • The Extreme Maximizing of JAL Miles
    Whenever I’ve done posts comparing the prices across different programs I’ve already found that JAL Miles are among the lowest, but today I’ll show you how to potentially double the value of these already great miles.   As you’ll see, I first try to figure out the rules preventing me... Read more »
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    FlyerTalk Forums

  • Cheaper international calling?
    Came across ‘hash calling’, where place a hash (#) after the number you are calling. Its some type of call back feature apparently for lower cost dialing. Anyone have experience with this? It’s offered by Esim.net but does it work with...... Read more »
  • SQ lounges CDG
    Does anyone know which lounges are availale at CDG when flying to SIN business class (Terminal 2E).... Read more »
  • favorite restaurants/food places in UA hubs
    I was thinking about how much I like the Potbelly subs at the midfield terminal at Dulles. I was wondering if anyone else here has particular favorite restaurants/food stands/culinary places at UA hub airports.... Read more »
  • Elite benefits/points on Hotwire opaque reservations
    Hotwire has a prepaid rate which is almost certainly National for $185 while my corp rate is $330 (EC discount rate is $450). While I know the opaque rate will not be changeable/cancelable, and there's likely small risk it won't be National as...... Read more »
  • Question: Request an Aeroplan card
    Does anyone got the physical card after request an Aeroplan card at 2022 ? And how long can get it within canada? Thanks... Read more »
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    FlyerTalk Forums

  • Cheaper international calling?
    Came across ‘hash calling’, where place a hash (#) after the number you are calling. Its some type of call back feature apparently for lower cost dialing. Anyone have experience with this? It’s offered by Esim.net but does it work with...... Read more »
  • SQ lounges CDG
    Does anyone know which lounges are availale at CDG when flying to SIN business class (Terminal 2E).... Read more »
  • favorite restaurants/food places in UA hubs
    I was thinking about how much I like the Potbelly subs at the midfield terminal at Dulles. I was wondering if anyone else here has particular favorite restaurants/food stands/culinary places at UA hub airports.... Read more »
  • Elite benefits/points on Hotwire opaque reservations
    Hotwire has a prepaid rate which is almost certainly National for $185 while my corp rate is $330 (EC discount rate is $450). While I know the opaque rate will not be changeable/cancelable, and there's likely small risk it won't be National as...... Read more »
  • Question: Request an Aeroplan card
    Does anyone got the physical card after request an Aeroplan card at 2022 ? And how long can get it within canada? Thanks... Read more »
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    Miles per Day

  • Glassdoor better than Cathie
    I was watching Tiktok the other day (I follow this guy on there) and this video came up – https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdraupSM/ Basically for the past 13 years, the 20 best companies to work for have beaten the index by about 2X (2021 only down year). It’s not just 1-2 lucky years;... Read more »
  • Be mindful of how you ship items
    I got a return request on an iPad Pro that I had sold on Mercari for $350. I had wrapped it with bubble wrap and stuck it in a box similar to a cereal box. I figured since I was protecting the screen, I was good to go. A week... Read more »
  • Synchrony shuts down my Venmo card
    After 3 months of having the Venmo card, the inevitable happened – I was shut down. I had no idea until last night when I opened the Venmo app, the icon for the credit card disappeared. I then called up Synchrony and they said my account was closed. I knew... Read more »
  • Be careful with returning Amazon items with serials
    A Slack member told us that he had returned an XBOX S back to Amazon after the XMAS holidays. He had bought a number of them and wasn’t keeping track of which one was bought where, so he just grabbed a random XBOX and sent it back to Amazon. Amazon... Read more »
  • Review – Vuori Ponto Performance Pant
    I haven’t reviewed any traveling pants in a while. I don’t know what prompted it – I’m guessing my searches for Public Rec, but I kept getting ads for these Vuori pants. Sure enough, it worked since I was converted to a customer. Anyway, I got the Performance Pant over... Read more »
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    Danny the Deal Guru

  • New Apple AirPods Pro for $179.99 on Amazon
    Amazon has the new Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe Case on sale for $179.99. The post New Apple AirPods Pro for $179.99 on Amazon appeared first on Danny the Deal Guru.... Read more »
  • Big Delta Award Sale, Round-Trips Starting from 4,000 SkyMiles
    SkyMiles members can pay as low as 4,000 miles round-trip plus taxes and fees. The best deals are out of Seattle, but there are low award fares from many cities around the country. The post Big Delta Award Sale, Round-Trips Starting from 4,000 SkyMiles appeared first on Danny the Deal... Read more »
  • Where to Get Free N95 Masks Near You
    The White House plans to begin making 400 million non-surgical N95 masks available to all Americans for free starting next week. The post Where to Get Free N95 Masks Near You appeared first on Danny the Deal Guru.... Read more »
  • Lufthansa Set to Buy 40% Stake in ITA Airways
    "It's only a matter of days". That's what Italian newspaper Il Foglio is reporting about Lufthansa purchasing a 40% stake in ITA Airways. The post Lufthansa Set to Buy 40% Stake in ITA Airways appeared first on Danny the Deal Guru.... Read more »
  • Kohl’s Mystery Savings, Up to 40% Off Today Only (Jan. 22-23)
    If you have any shopping planned at Kohl’s, you can get discounts of up to 40%. A Kohl’s Mystery Savings Coupon for a discount of 40%, 30% or 20% has been emailed to those on the Kohl’s email list, for use on Jan. 22-23. The post Kohl’s Mystery Savings, Up to... Read more »
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    Money Metagame

  • Guest Post: The FI Journey of a Millennial Boss
    Noah: Today, I’m excited to bring you an amazing story of a side-hustling master on the journey to financial independence. After meeting at FinCon San Diego way back in 2016, we quickly became good friends and would often meet up in Seattle with our significant others to indulge in some... Read more »
  • When Savings Rate Becomes Useless
    In the pursuit of financial independence, tracking your numbers is one of the most important habits you can get into. Great numbers to keep track of include income, spending, debt, net worth, and more. Each item helps you stay on track towards your goals, see progress in real time, and... Read more »
  • Starting the Next Chapter
    After quitting our jobs to take a Gap Year at the beginning of 2018, Becky and I spent a full year traveling around the country. It was an absolutely amazing experience where we visited over 100 cities, met up with numerous friends and family, and added over 24,000 miles to... Read more »
  • Hotel Stats from a Year on the Road
    Having recently wrapped up a year-long adventure that took us all over the country and beyond, I wanted to share some of our lodging stats from the last 12 months. We stayed in a variety of different places, but as you may have gleaned from the title, the majority were... Read more »
  • Gap Year Week 52: Back to Reality
    One year ago, my wife and I set out on an amazing adventure across the country. After a handful of years working full time and saving money towards our goal of financial independence (FI), we decided to leverage some of that financial freedom ahead of our ultimate goal. Therefore, we... Read more »
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    The Free-quent Flyer

  • How I think about hotel free night certificates
    I gather from my RSS feed reader that American Express has launched an aggressive campaign to move more Hilton co-branded credit cards in the new year, with the highest bounties naturally being paid to those who sell the most of their ultra-premium Aspire cards. And if you’re selling Aspire cards,... Read more »
  • Matching Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status to MLife Gold status in 9 words
    Click hereLog inClick “OPT IN”Log inYour MLife status will be matched in 10-15 minutes, in my experience, although you do need to log out and log back into MLife to see your updated status.I’m offering these 9 words as a public service, because I don’t do any “search engine optimization”... Read more »
  • How I would (and might) maximize the current Series I Savings Bond deal
    There’s an interesting deal available right now for folks who have extra cash lying around they are sure they won’t need for a least one year, and ideally won’t need for five.Fixed-rate inflation-adjusted Series I Savings BondsWhen I first learned about this deal at Doctor of Credit I admit I... Read more »
  • Advantages to getting more involved in the travel hacking community
    A few weeks back I wrote about some reasons why most people don’t have much interest in the travel hacking game, and why they’re mostly right: if you don’t have the bug, then it’s mind-bendingly boring to keep track of dozens of credit cards, loyalty programs, booking tricks, routing rules,... Read more »
  • The strangest thing about losing your appetite
    As long-time fans of the Free-quent Flyer extended universe know, I got pretty sick last year and was diagnosed with “community-acquired pneumonia,” treated with some kind of breathing mask, and sent home with a week’s supply of antibiotics. Then I got fired. I’m fine, I recovered, this isn’t a GoFundMe... Read more »
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    Travel Codex

  • Review: Aeromexico 737 Business Class Mexico City to Seattle
    Aeromexico offers great connectivity to Mexico City, offering hundreds of flights a day to Mexico’s beautiful capital city. After a lovely stay in Mexico City over Thanksgiving 2021 it was time to fly home. The flight was aboard Aeromexico’s 737-800 between MEX and SEA. My last business class flight with... Read more »
  • Brussels and West Flanders: Lambic Beer and Battlefields
    I’ve been to Belgium a few times before, and changed planes in Brussels multiple times. Until this trip, I hadn’t spent any time in Brussels itself. This was just a weekend layover between flights on my trip in the fall of 2021. I arrived into Amsterdam Schiphol, and took a... Read more »
  • Alaska Airlines Awards Now Available on Royal Air Maroc
    Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan award tickets are now available on OneWorld partner Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and they are terrible.  The new award chart for Royal Air Maroc includes some of the highest one-way Transatlantic award costs. The award fees are hysterical, especially for an airline known for mediocre service... Read more »
  • If You Have Flights On Alaska Airlines This Month, Check Your Bookings
    Last Thursday, I wrote about Alaska Airlines canceling 10% of their flights through the end of January.  If you missed that post, you can read it here.  Yesterday, the flight cancellation computer was churning and I found out the hard way that I am affected.  On Sunday afternoon, I checked... Read more »
  • Understanding American Airlines AAdvantage Loyalty Points
    American Airlines frequent flyer program is entering a new era. In 2022, American Airlines will use loyalty points to earn elite status instead of airline miles. Each loyalty point counts towards status. Loyalty points are earned by flying American Airlines or by spending money with several partners. The more engagement... Read more »