Good morning everyone. This past Sunday, my brother and I went for a long walk around San Francisco (~11 miles from my apartment through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and up the coast). Along the way, we stopped at the de Young Museum. Luckily for us, it was one of Bank of America’s Museum on Us weekend (the first full weekend of every month). Unfortunately, you need to show them a Bank of America credit or debit card and I never carry Bank of America credit cards with me (they are not top of wallet, but more like back of drawer cards), but I did find a work around to get free access to the museum.
Good evening everyone. I’m really excited that Virgin America flights are now booking with Alaska Airlines miles. I have had my eye on a SFO-JFK flight around Labor Day Weekend, but I was waiting for an airfare sale before booking. I was leaning toward JetBlue or Virgin America since I have lots of miles with those airlines, but I was just waiting for the price to drop. Here are the current prices for a one way flight in economy, business, and first. I’m not sure why some flights fall into business class and not first class, but whatever.
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. Last month, I was instantly approved for the Avianca Vuela Credit Card and wrote PSA: Call to Activate Avianca Vuela Credit Card & Confirm 60K LifeMiles Sign Up Bonus. A few days ago, my Avianca Vuela Credit Card statement closed and I was excited to see the 60,000 LifeMiles from the signup bonus. Unfortunately, my LifeMiles account number was not listed on my credit card statement and I did not input a LifeMiles account number on the credit card application when I applied for the credit card. I called the customer service number on the back of the credit card to find out what LifeMiles account number was linked to my credit card. After answering a few security questions, the rep gave me my LifeMiles account number. Now, I just needed to log into my LifeMiles account to see if the 60,000 LifeMiles posted to my account.
To sign into your LifeMiles account, DO NOT go to the Avianca website.
Instead, go to LifeMiles.com and click the Get Your Password link.
Good morning everyone, I’m sorry for the delay, but I have been diligently thinking about my 2017 travel predictions. I am going to channel my inner Nostradamus to come up with some outrageous travel predictions for 2017. Doctor of Credit has a good resource for all other 2017 travel predictions.
Disclaimer: I have made some travel predictions in previous years and I am more often wrong than right, but that losing streak has not dampered my prediction spirit. To see how bad I am at making predictions, please read A Look Back at my 2016 Predictions (Airlines, Hotels, Credit Cards & MS). I consider myself an optimistic pessimist (I prepare for the worst, but hope for the best), so these travel predictions will sound depressing.
- Southwest seems bent on making the Companion Pass very difficult to get unless you fly Southwest every week. I believe credit card signup bonuses will no longer count toward the Companion Pass and Southwest might kill the whole concept of the Companion Pass entirely or switch to a certificate program similar to the Alaska Airlines companion fare or Virgin America companion ticket.
- Other airline credit cards will adopt the Alaska Airlines companion fare (you pay full price and your companion pays up to $120) or the Virgin America companion ticket (you pay full price and your companion pays full price minus $150).
Good morning everyone, I am bringing on one more writer (for now) and her name is Shelli. In case you didn’t know, I have added a few new writers over the last few weeks, including Whitney, Tonei, and Will The Tactical Traveler. I’ve known Shelli for the last few years and we met while I was living in Orange County (she lives down the coast in San Diego). She has her own health and fitness blog (Joy in Movement), but her other great passion is travel. She travels often and embodies the healthy traveler and solo traveler mindsets. I am sure you will enjoy reading her blog posts here as well as on her own site. Shelli has decided to break the rules and instead of answering my standard Q&A, she has decided to share her top 5 fun travel memories from 2016. Take it away Shelli!