Southwest Companion Pass: How to Get Two Years of Free Southwest Flights in 15 minutes

Tweet Update: The 50,000 Southwest offer is no longer available as of March 1st, 2012. In the fall of 2011, I wrote about the possibility of earning enough miles for a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. The key benefit of the Companion Pass is that you can have a designated person fly with you for free! […]

Maximize Ultimate Rewards | Discover the Smartest Way to Redeem Ultimate

Tweet My magic 8-ball is telling me that many of you are accumulating Ultimate Rewards points using either the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Ink Bold Business card. (Either that, or my analytics and stats tell me this.) I also predict that you want to use your Ultimate Rewards points, not just accumulate them. I’ve […]

Revealed: With the Right Strategy, British Airways Changes Can Be Awesome for Travelers

Tweet Most travel blogs I’ve been reading tend to bemoan the fact that the British Airways program totally gutted some of their best redemptions. Most of the feedback has been negative. In fact, there is only one voice out there (that I’ve read) that is talking about the positive aspects of the British Airways Avios […]

Ultimate Rewards for Flights Vs. American Express Rewards

Tweet Due to the popularity of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, it seems as though we need to put it against a long time non-mileage card to see how the Ultimate Rewards compare to American Express Rewards cards. For a basic introduction, I’ve done a review of American Express Rewards. Annual Fee Comparison We all […]

Southwest Credit Card | $830 Worth of Flights

Tweet Update October 18th, 2011. This promotions is BACK!  To get the updated details you can click here.  It is a limited time offer, but Chase is not saying for how long. Depending on your travel habits, this 2 free round trip Southwest credit card promotion ought to give you a reason to smile.  If […]

How to Make Your Own Lowest Rate Guarantee with Southwest | I Saved $500+

Tweet Typically, when you buy plane tickets it’s like timing the stock market. With stocks, you pick the best day to make your investment and hope that prices go up, not down afterward.  Usually, when you buy plane tickets you buy the ticket and hope prices go up, not down.  This method of buying plane […]

Flight Cancellations |How To Negotiate During A Flight Cancellation or Delay

Tweet Unfortunately, I break this rule a lot.  Flying with kids.  Flying for 24 + hours makes me a grumpy camper.  Nevertheless, I have never found that my sour attitude has EVER encouraged someone to help me more.  On other occasions, I have intentionally tried to suppress my inner rage. However, last time I traveled […]

10 Ways to Help a Traveling Single Mother

Tweet Traveling as a single mother with 3 young children can be quite an adventure!  At the beginning of this month, I took a trip from Alotau, Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Port Moresby, PNG.  After staying overnight there, we flew from Port Moresby to Brisbane then on to Sydney, Australia.  I did these three flight segments […]

First Time Flying? 17 Things You Must Know

Tweet Attention first time fliers! I read this on one of my facebook friend’s statuses today: (Please excuse any incorrect grammar or lack of consideration in the post!) “Note to people who dont fly much– when the plane shakes a little, do not put your head on your knees, grab my shoulder and start repeating […]