Category Archives: Airlines + Miles

PSA: Link Loyalty Programs to American Express Membership Rewards Before You Need to Make an Urgent Transfer

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  A few days ago, I needed to book an award ticket using Avianca LifeMiles, but I didn’t have enough LifeMiles in my account.  Luckily, American Express recently added Avianca LifeMiles as a Membership Rewards transfer partner.  I thought it would be an easy 1-2-3 process of adding my Avianca LifeMiles account to Membership Rewards, transferring Membership Rewards Points to my Avianca LifeMiles account, and booking the Avianca LifeMiles award ticket.  Unfortunately, Membership Rewards was not able to add/verify my Avianca LifeMiles account right away.  The first thing I did was to sign into my Membership Rewards account and click on the Avianca LifeMiles tile.

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Southwest Airlines Changes Their Refund Policy and We Actually Benefit!

I’m not the best when it comes to statistics, but I’d be willing to bet that when airlines make policy changes the odds are NOT in our favor those changes are to our advantage. But sometimes I’m happy to be proven wrong and have those odds go against me. And that’s just what happened not too long ago when Southwest updated one of their ticket change policies. Continue reading

Don’t Make This Mistake With Your Citi Prestige Travel Benefits

Travel benefits are one of the best ways to offset the annual fees on credit cards. It can be complicated keeping track of them, what the benefits are, and whether or not we’ve used them. And in the case of the airline travel benefit that comes with the Citi Prestige card, even downright tricky. And I don’t want you to make the mistake I almost made. Let me explain. Continue reading

Which Airlines Offer Free Wi-Fi?

I don’t think much about free inflight WiFi. I’m usually the flyer you see who works on the plane and then rushes into the lounge for WiFi so I can send off my work and then retrieve anything I might need to handle on my next flight. Of course, I grab some coffee and water from the lounge too, but I digress. Recently a friend sent me an email letting me know he’d have WiFi on his flight so he would work on our project in-flight. He was flying JetBlue and mentioned they had free inflight WiFi. Having not yet flown on JetBlue, this got me thinking. Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card Benefits [Very Long Post]

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote Unboxing My CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Letter & Brochure.  In that post, I mentioned a few of the credit card benefits, but I was surprised to learn that there are tons of card benefits.  In this ultimate guide to the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card benefits, I will go through every single lifestyle (aka travel) benefit and share my thoughts on each benefit.  Forewarning, this post is really long and probably really boring, so proceed with caution.  Let’s get started by going to the CNB Visa Infinite page and click the Log In button.

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