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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

  • Any way to know if a flight has been sold out or canceled?
    Hey! Newbie in the AF/KL forum, so not sure if anybody can help. Is there any way to know if a specific flight on a specific date (i.e. KL1961 AMS to ZRH on 11 February 2023) has been sold out or canceled, without having to call and wait for ages...... Read more »
  • Avios award on QR: why more expensive exEU than LHR?
    Looking on BA.com for avios awards on QR, I see that routes to Asia are cheaper if departing from LHR than they are from other exEU points despite LHR being a longer distance. For example in business class one way, with all legs on QR:...... Read more »
  • Upgrades on award flights are available?
    Does anyone know if upgrades are available for economy flights booked using partner miles? Considering travel options from LAX to ICN. Alaska Airlines offers economy flights for $70 via korean air or $60 via asiana on ANA. Since there is a lot more...... Read more »
  • QP Meets - December 2022
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  • Check In at SCL for Delta flight LATAM or Delta?
    Good morning hive mind. First time flying Delta out of SCL (normally on AA or LATAM). As Delta only has one flight and partners closely with LATAM does Delta have its own area for check-in or does one check-in at a LATAM position? If it matters I...... Read more »
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    FlyerTalk Forums

  • Any way to know if a flight has been sold out or canceled?
    Hey! Newbie in the AF/KL forum, so not sure if anybody can help. Is there any way to know if a specific flight on a specific date (i.e. KL1961 AMS to ZRH on 11 February 2023) has been sold out or canceled, without having to call and wait for ages...... Read more »
  • Avios award on QR: why more expensive exEU than LHR?
    Looking on BA.com for avios awards on QR, I see that routes to Asia are cheaper if departing from LHR than they are from other exEU points despite LHR being a longer distance. For example in business class one way, with all legs on QR:...... Read more »
  • Upgrades on award flights are available?
    Does anyone know if upgrades are available for economy flights booked using partner miles? Considering travel options from LAX to ICN. Alaska Airlines offers economy flights for $70 via korean air or $60 via asiana on ANA. Since there is a lot more...... Read more »
  • QP Meets - December 2022
    reserved... Read more »
  • Check In at SCL for Delta flight LATAM or Delta?
    Good morning hive mind. First time flying Delta out of SCL (normally on AA or LATAM). As Delta only has one flight and partners closely with LATAM does Delta have its own area for check-in or does one check-in at a LATAM position? If it matters I...... Read more »
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    Miles per Day

  • Why I sold all my crypto
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been hearing about all the crypto exchanges filing bankruptcy. First it was the Luna collapse and then Voyager and Celsius. Then a few weeks ago, FTX, the 2nd/3rd biggest exchange went under. Crypto.com went under and now Gemini is about to go... Read more »
  • It’s been 2 years with that Xfinity Mobile deal
    For the folks who did that Xfinity deal from 2 years ago, well our devices are fully paid off now. You can check on this URL. So what now? A few days ago, I chatted with them to have all 7 of my phones unlocked. It seems if you kept... Read more »
  • DEAL DEAD – Target $60 multipack with $180 loaded
    A couple of days ago, it was discovered that a certain $60 VGC (3x$20) multipack at Target actually had each card loaded with $60 instead of $20, so you were getting $180 of VGC for just $68.50. There was another $60 multipack but that had the correct $20 cards. And... Read more »
  • How I did on those Taylor Swift Eras tickets
    I really didn’t want to resell her tickets just because I thought they’d be a dud with all the extra shows added, but I had gotten 2 verified fan codes for her Houston saturday show because I’m a super fan by buying her signed Midnights CD from her website (and... Read more »
  • Ibotta axes my accounts for referral abuse
    I just recently learned that Ibotta will give you cashack on in store purchases of certain items. For instance, Coke came out with their new shitty flavor Dreamworld. Ibotta will give you like $.50 back for every 20 oz bottle you buy up to 5 (store cost is like $1.50... 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 gameable are foreign currency refunds?
    A funny thing happened during my August trip to the UK: I had an unusual number of foreign currency refunds. The refunds were unrelated: first I ordered a (surprisingly cheap!) £14 taxi from a train station to our first destination in the Lakes District, which was then canceled and refunded.... Read more »
  • Cross-post: My So-Called Gig Economy
    [Dear readers: this is the first and only post from my new blog about the app-based delivery economy you’ll find here on the main Free-quent Flyer Blog feed. You can read or subscribe to that blog at its own home, My So-Called Gig Economy.]I recently decided, due to a combination... Read more »
  • My short, boring COVID-19 infection, treatment, and recovery
    Since the beginning of the pandemic, my family has taken the novel coronavirus just about as seriously as anybody we know. In one way this was made easy since the United States imposed virtually no restrictions during the entire course of the plague, and we were already used to working... Read more »
  • Interest rates are starting to get more interesting
    One of my favorite resources is DepositAccounts, which performs the simple, essential function of aggregating interest rates across a vast array of savings products. As you’d expect, the site is financed by ads and affiliate links, but in my experience the data is extremely accurate, so they’re a great first-stop... Read more »
  • Leaving money on the table: you can use Railcards for Heathrow Express, too
    I was playing around doing some research for my recent posts on my trip to the United Kingdom and made a discovery that left me equally pleased (that I get to share it with you) and frustrated (that I didn’t realize it at the time): you can and should use... Read more »
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    Travel Codex

  • Eastie For an Afternoon – Short Walking Tour of East Boston
    Before heading to San Diego in Delta’s new A321neo First Class,  I had nearly 5 hours to kill in Boston. Though Logan has several Priority Pass options, unfortunately none are in Delta’s Terminal A. Since I also connected from Dallas on Delta, that posed a problem. I could try clearing... Read more »
  • Black Friday Cruise Deals – 2 for 1 Deals and More
    Black Friday is here and cruise deals are not to be missed. You may have all the credit card points to fly around the world and stay in nice hotels, but your credit card points aren’t going to get you cruising or to the remote corners of the Earth! Now... Read more »
  • Review: San Francisco Polaris lounge
    United Airlines San Francisco Polaris Lounge is the among the best lounge at SFO offering a premium lounge experience across two floors. The grand lounge is open for Polaris, business travelers. Polaris lounges offers an elevated experience over the United Club. I visited the LAX Polaris Lounge pre-covid and loved... Read more »
  • Review: Grand Suite View King at the Grand Hyatt Berlin
    With 2 visits to Berlin this year, I got quite familiar with the Grand Hyatt Berlin. One solo trip for work and a return visit with my family for the marathon. 9 nights there this year, plus several trips in the past. Both visits this year I used a Hyatt... Read more »
  • Seabourn Sale: 15% off all Cruises Including Peak Antarctica Expeditions for $10,000 or less
    Seabourn’s Black Friday sale is here early and is offering 15% off luxury cruises to all 7 continents. Explore Antarctica for less than $9,000 in November or December or go during peak season in January or February 2024 for just $10,100 per person! Cruises to Iceland start below $3,000 per... Read more »