Traveling to Europe? The Case for Star Alliance

Tweet I’m not sure what it is about Americans and Europe, but it seems to me that most Americans want to be sure to visit to Europe at some point in their lives. Europe has the art, the architect, the history, and the romance – the very things that are missing from many North American […]

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 […]

American Express Membership Rewards Review and Value Analysis

Tweet As we analyze and review the American Express Membership Rewards (MR) program, we’ll be continuing our series where we’re on the hunt to find the most valuable travel related credit card rewards program. To date, here are the other credit card rewards programs that I’ve reviewed: Capital One Venture Rewards – 3/4 out of […]

The Platinum Card ® from American Express Travel Benefits Introduction

Tweet Today I’ll be discussing the The Platinum Card ® from American Express, a prized possession in the wallet of any frequent traveler.  Yet, on the other hand, it is a thorn in the flesh of we budget travelers who love the features, yet wonder if it is worth justifying the $450 annual fee. I […]

Use Booking Buddy and Get 18 US Airways Points

Tweet This Miles Buzz thread talks about getting an extra 18 US Airways Points when you use their shopping portal to book travel via Booking Buddy. I looked at it and made a dumb math mistake.  For some reason I multiplied the cost of tickets by 1.8. Hmmm.  I thought that if I spent $1000 […]

American Airlines AAdvantage Points Program | Best Family Mileage Program

Tweet The ‘best’ of anything is subjective. However, as I’ve been personally searching for the best points program, I’m finding that the American Airlines AAdavantage program has several benefits that make it a highly appealing program.  Of course, if American doesn’t fly out of your home city, then you should try and accumulate points elsewhere. […]