How to Get Compensation from an Airline After a Delay or Cancellation

Tweet Before the airline delay, we were already scheduled to have a 4 hour layover in Detroit. It wasn’t too bad because my wife and I were able to get into the Delta lounge (free perk of the American Express Platinum) and enjoyed the Olympics, a shower, a cold Coke, and delicious hummus. After relaxing […]

Delta to the Rescue (Again)! Time to Stock Pile More Delta SkyMiles

Tweet Last week, I had the honor of attending my grandpa’s funeral. We celebrated his 95 years of life.  He loved and cared for his wife who proceeded him in death.  He provided for and supported his children.  He was a Christian who was an encouragement to so many people he met. When I heard […]

Hot Promotions Expiring – Deals You’d Be Crazy to Ignore

Tweet All good things must come to an end. You, however, don’t want to be the person who misses out on these lucrative promotions. American Express Rewards Transfer to British Airways With a 50% Bonus Expires: May 31st, 2012 Last week I converted over 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avois (BA).  […]

A Chicago O’Hare Induced Near Panic Attack and the Value of Knowledge

Tweet This is a typical story about a country boy who goes to the big city. In our story today, I’m the country boy and Chicago is the big city.  Yesterday, I arrived on US soil for the first time in seven months.  What I didn’t know when I arrived into Chicago O’Hare airport … […]

Southwest and AirTran Points Merging | Your Quick Guide to Maximizing Points and Credits

Tweet Effective immediately, you can now transfer AirTran credits and Southwest points back and forth.  This is the first step in the upcoming full merger between AirTran and Southwest. As always, there are benefits available for customers because right now there are some extended number of choices available. A Quick Overview of the Transfer Possibilities Between […]

How to Save Up To 75% Off Priority Club Hotels

Tweet Right now, Priority Club hotels (includes brands like Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn) are combining two promotions that can lead to huge money saving opportunities. Priority Club PointBreaks Every few months, Priority Club deeply discounts the points required for stays at select hotels. The list is rather limited (about 100 locations in the States). […]

Travel Credit Cards With Best Free Baggage Options

Tweet I recently claimed that airline branded credit cards may not be the best approach to earning miles with that specific airline. The big exception, of course, is if you fly the airline a lot and can take advantage of the free baggage. Since I usually fly with my wife and three kids, I do […]

British Airways 50% Transfer Bonus Provides More Reasons to Pull the Trigger on an American Express Card

Tweet Based on speculations, rumors, and dark clouds on the horizon, it’s possible that the Ultimate Rewards program is going to take another huge step ahead of American Express Rewards points. The rumor (that’s all it is) is that Delta is going to be switching to a revenue based award program. That means the amount […]

The Underestimated Value of the Citi Premier ThankYou Reward Points

Tweet Typically, when I’ve evaluated the value of the major travel reward programs (Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and ThankYou Rewards), I’ve often overlooked the important role of ThankYou Rewards points. The Disadvantages of the ThankYou Rewards Program They do not have any airline or hotel programs that allow point transfers.  This is a […]

How Much Did it Cost to Book Our Homemade Around The World Tickets?

Tweet There’s been a few dissenting voices over the life of this blog. Folks who think the stuff I’m teaching is a scam. Folks who think that I’m just trying to set up a trap for you so I can make a profit. Ask my friends. This is stuff I love to talk about. It […]