Grant did a great job explaining how to use the yearly Alaska Airlines Companion Fare that comes with the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card. However, the question becomes, WHICH trip is the best trip to use it on? I’ve had the credit card and gotten the companion fare deal for many years now. But this year was the first year that I had three potential uses for it. A good problem to have. Maybe you’ve had this good problem as well :)
It did, however, require a thorough look at comparing prices and hotels, as well as seeing what other miles/points I had available for these routes to finally make my choice. It was a lesson in perseverance! Here’s what I did. I was originating from San Diego and my trips were to Hawaii, New York City, and Boston. My dates for Hawaii and Boston were somewhat flexible, but my New York City dates were not.
Great Circle Mapper: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=hnl-san,san-bos,san-jfk
I searched on Google for a no annual fee Citi AT&T credit card and stumbled onto the Citi AT&T Access Credit Card that has no annual fee. That credit card has a 10,000 Citi Thank You Point sign up bonus and earns 2x for online purchases and AT&T purchases, and 1x on all other purchases. Unfortunately, that credit card does not offer a 10,000 Citi Thank You Point bonus when you spend $10,000 or more during your cardmember year. This credit card also has the same change in earning on gift card purchases and real estate payments effective July 22, 2017.
Good afternoon everyone. When I first meet people who love to travel but are not into travel hacking, they usually ask me what website I use to find the best airfare deals. I usually recommend subscribing to a few airfare deal websites. These sites find the best airfare deals and send out daily emails to their subscribers. The 4 airfare deal websites I use are:
Each airfare deal website tracks different departure cities and no website tracks every city. To begin, find your nearest city in the table to see which website you should use. If you live near a large international airport, you will have several options. Unfortunately, if you live near a regional airport or a smaller international airport, your options are limited or nonexistent.
Good morning everyone. A few weeks ago, I redeemed my Citi Thank You Points for an American Airlines flight that was a code share with Alaska Airlines. By booking the American Airlines code share flight instead of the Alaska Airlines flight, I was able to get 1.6 cents per point (CPP) for my Citi Thank You Point redemption. This redemption value is only going to be around until July 27, 2017, then all flights booked with Citi Thank You Points will only get 1.25 CPP in value. At the time, I was very pleased with the redemption value, but then a few weeks later, my travel plans changed and I no longer needed that flight.
Luckily, a schedule change occurred and I was able to cancel my airline reservation for free and get my Citi Thank You Points redeposited into my account. In this post, I will explain the process of cancelling an airline reservation and getting your Citi Thank You Points redeposited.