Why You Shouldn’t Redeem Alaska Miles for Emirates Flights
May29

Why You Shouldn’t Redeem Alaska Miles for Emirates Flights

With recent award changes, should Emirates Skywards program replace Alaska’s mileage plan as your preferred way to book Emirates first class?

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What Should You Do If The Airline Won’t Refund You?
May27

What Should You Do If The Airline Won’t Refund You?

You’ve probably had a flight get canceled over the past few months. Most airlines will do the right thing and refund you, but what should you do when the airline plays hardball?

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The Best Uses of Aeroplan Miles (and How to Maximize the Current Sale)
May07

The Best Uses of Aeroplan Miles (and How to Maximize the Current Sale)

Yesterday, we shared the news of an incredible mileage sale Air Canada’s Aeroplan is running over the next week. The sale goes live at 10am ET this morning, so if you haven’t already, head on over and read up on the details. Regardless of the mileage sale, Aeroplan is still a worthwhile program with some really interesting redemptions. Let’s take a further dive into the Aeroplan program and how you can take advantage...

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Buy Aeroplan Miles For As Little As 1 Cent Tomorrow
May06

Buy Aeroplan Miles For As Little As 1 Cent Tomorrow

For those of you not familiar with Aeroplan, it’s Air Canada’s frequent flyer program. If you’ve overlooked them in the past, it’s time to take another look. The program has some really solid uses, especially when it comes to partner redemptions. Making the program even more compelling, Aeroplan just announced their best mileage sale ever. This isn’t just one of those “we just jacked up the award...

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The Best Travel Shoes EVER
Feb21

The Best Travel Shoes EVER

Two years ago, I got a new pair of shoes for my birthday. They were from some trendy, new company out in San Francisco. I didn’t really know anything about them, but they seemed soft and fuzzy. I tried them on and they fit well, but for some strange reason I didn’t really wear them that often. Little did I know they would become the best pair of travel shoes I ever got. The Problem Flash forward several months and I was...

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Maximizing Alaska Airlines 10K Point Promotion
Feb05

Maximizing Alaska Airlines 10K Point Promotion

British Airways First Class If you haven’t heard yet, Alaska Airlines is offering a fantastic promotion. Starting March 1st, the airline is promising a minimum of 10,000 miles on any flight between North America and a non-North American destination. However, what makes this promotion different is that it’s solely focused on partner flights. That’s right – Alaska is encouraging you to fly other airlines. The...

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What It’s Like Using Biometric Boarding
Feb04

What It’s Like Using Biometric Boarding

Depending on when you grew up, you probably pictured the future as flying cars, holograms, and teleportation. Unfortunately, most of those things still haven’t come to pass. However, that doesn’t mean that crazy technology doesn’t exist. A few weeks ago, I had my first experience with biometric boarding. I can safely say, the future is here and its a strange, scary place. The Process On an evening flight from Detroit...

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The Shortcut to Free Admirals Club Access
Jan27

The Shortcut to Free Admirals Club Access

We all know the dreaded airport experience. You know, the one where your Uber gets you there late, you get herded through TSA security lines, and you get stuck behind the person that forgets to empty out their liquids. Even once you’re through security, you’re stuck in an overcrowded terminal and can’t find anywhere to sit by the gate. Thankfully, premium travel rewards cards have helped make this process much...

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How to Park in the UK – the JustPark App
Jan21

How to Park in the UK – the JustPark App

Whenever we travel, we almost always rent a car. It is typically marginally more expensive or sometimes less expensive than round trip public transit and allows us the flexibility to take a bunch of side trips that public transit doesn’t allow. The problem that we run into for London is the cost to park at many hotels in the city. Luckily, I came across an app that has saved me hundreds of pounds when we visit. It’s called...

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How you can Exchange Foreign Currency for Lower Fees
Jan13

How you can Exchange Foreign Currency for Lower Fees

While credit cards are accepted now almost everywhere in the world, there’s often a need for cash when you’re traveling abroad. The problem that many travelers often run into is where to find said currency, especially without paying an arm and a leg to do so. I want to focus on both the before-the-trip aspect and during-the-trip aspect, since many people still feel that you MUST have money on you when you travel (hot tip...

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