The Never-Ending Status Dilemma
Dec10

The Never-Ending Status Dilemma

When you think elite status, you probably think upgrades, lounge access, priority check-in, and top-notch treatment. The higher status you hold, the better treatment you get. That all that sounds great, so why wouldn’t you want to hold elite status with an airline? Unfortunately, just focusing on elite status can overlook another important part of the equation – airline miles. While elite status comes with some great...

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The Best Mileage Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Nov26

The Best Mileage Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

What makes a great frequent flyer program? For some it’s value of the program’s miles. For others, it’s the ease of redemption. Maybe it’s the perks that come with elite status. The unfortunate reality is, you’re probably not going to get one program that checks all the boxes. Let’s take Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, for example. It’s one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. If based on the...

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Does it Make Sense to Use a Cheap Flight Alert Service?
Sep29

Does it Make Sense to Use a Cheap Flight Alert Service?

We all love a great flight deal. For some of us, it’s a chance to visit a new destination we didn’t think was possible. For others, a chance to visit family or friends. However, in our increasingly busy lives, it seems like there’s less time in the day to search for those deals. A few weeks ago, an incredible first class deal from Qantas popped up. The deal was for round trip airfare from Bangkok to Australia for...

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Redeem your Hyatt Points to go to Antarctica and More
Sep28

Redeem your Hyatt Points to go to Antarctica and More

Hyatt has been on a real run lately. They’ve announced triple points promotions for Q4, they’ve announced new partnerships with Alila, Joie de Vivre, Destination Hotels, Thompson Hotels, and the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Your points are getting worth more and more each and every day. Now, Hyatt has partnered with Lindblad Expeditions for you to both earn and redeem your Hyatt points for some unbelievable...

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How to Book a Nested 2-in-1 Trip
Sep20

How to Book a Nested 2-in-1 Trip

We’ve seen countless cheap premium cabin fares from Europe to the US. However, cheap flights from the US to Europe seem to be much less common. That’s great for people that live in Europe, but doesn’t really help you if you live in the US. Buttttt you still want in on some of those sweet, sweet premium cabin deals. Are you out of luck? NO! Of course not! What do you mean by a “nested 2-in-1 trip”? Before...

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Pay up to $72,000 in Bills (including rent) for Free with Plastiq
Sep14

Pay up to $72,000 in Bills (including rent) for Free with Plastiq

Paying rent is not easy to do with a credit card, but luckily now you can pay your rent and other bills up to $72,000 for free with Plastiq

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Are Delta Agents Empowered to Lie on the Phones?
Sep07

Are Delta Agents Empowered to Lie on the Phones?

Companies make most information available on their websites for you to do your research on your own without calling the phone agents. When you can’t find what you need however, you should be a able to dial in to your trusty customer service representatives to get an answer. Twice yesterday I called into Delta to have them help me with something and was blatantly lied to. This isn’t the first time this has happened nor will...

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Booked: The World’s Cheapest (and Most Obscure?) Business Class Redemption
Sep06

Booked: The World’s Cheapest (and Most Obscure?) Business Class Redemption

We recently shared a post about how to get a credit card as an expat. It’s a pretty simple way to continue earning American Express Membership Rewards while abroad and something I’ve personally taken advantage of. From that, we’ve earned over 50,000 points on our Gold Card in less than a calendar year. 20,000 of those points came from the sign-up bonus, while the rest has come from spend. I’m not cheap to feed....

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How To Get A Credit Card As An Expat
Sep02

How To Get A Credit Card As An Expat

The problem Moving to another country is an exciting time. However, it can also be very stressful. You have to worry about finding a place to live, making new friends, and figuring out how everything works in an unfamiliar environment. Figuring out your credit card situation is probably pretty low on your list of concerns. After all, you probably have at least one credit card with no foreign transaction fees. These are great if you...

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Which Routes Have Qatar Airways Qsuites?
Aug29

Which Routes Have Qatar Airways Qsuites?

Qatar Airways Qsuites is widely regarded as the world’s best business class…at least for now. It’s easy to assume that if you’re flying business class on Qatar, you’ll end up in Qsuites. However, that’s far from the case. Within their own fleet, Qatar’s business class configuration ranges from the highly desirable Qsuites, to 1-2-1 reverse herringbone, to 2-2-2 where not all seats have...

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